April 6, 1970
The N« C. Essay
fin ^ii^ninG uuith dick cflu€TT
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1970
Student of Irwin Freundliah
Prelude & Fugue, IX, WTC J.S.BACH
Sona+a, Op. 31, No. I Beethoven
Four Impromptus F. Chopin
Zweite Sonate, Op. 22 R. Schumann
C 0 U N T PI G BLESSINGS
(from page 2)
School to provide a relevant educa
tion for the most diverse student
body ever assembled on one campus and
at the same time stimulate the flow
and interchange of creative ideas
between the oldest and youngest among
us; and finally, the problems of edu
cating the more wayward members of
our community to a sense of responsi
bility and pattern of behavior which
will unleash their constructive po
tential rather than result in their
fouling the atmosphere of the School.
The most important thing is that,
despite the problems, each yea; it
becomes clear that the S'’hool is
m re and more fulfilling the vision
which was seen by Its founders-
Thui this is so is to a very great
extent the work of dedicated teach
ers and hard-working, gifted stu
dents. From where 1 sit, these are
the greatest blessings 1 count.
Bravo, "a].l youse guys and dolls,
even though it ain't Thanksgiving."
Dy Ptesident Robert Wa.'d
DANCERS P E R F 0 R ri
AT WAKE FOREST
This week is going to be a busy
week for many of our dancers.... many
ballets are to be rehearsed and per
formed for concerts to be given on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the dancers wi I I per
form at Catawba Col lege under the
College Community Series. Ballets
to be performed are Duncan Noble's
"Flick-Flack" and "Symphony Thirteen"
Job Sanders' "Fugitive Visions" and
"Screenplay," and Pauline Koner's
On Wednesday a performance will
be given here in Winston-Salem at
Wake Forest University. The same
vprognam will be given with the ex
ception of "Symphony Thirteen." In
its place Pauline Koner's "Concertina"
will be performed.
All curtains will be at 8:15 p.m.
FACULTY R E C I T A I.
Vartan Manoogiant violin
Rebeooa Barrow, -piano
FRIDAY, APRIL lO, 1970 - 8:15 P.M.
"Mumbiy, mumbly, mumbly^ -mumbly, >
mumbly, mumbLy. Thank You" - John
Decked in flowing.black fudge's
robes, Chicago Seven hero-Jerry
Rubin- appeared dxi the Dick Cavett
late night rap show.several weeks ago.
Although Cavett never;really got
Rubin into a formidable-discussion,
Jerry and Dick's other, guest, Paul
Luce of Y.A.F., managed, to release
political and personal-tensions on
each other. Indeed,.it.was an
Rubin came out waving a clenched
fist and grinning. -He-.was
immediately informed by the amicable
Cavett that deflamation of character
and obscenity would be allowed. Rubin
asked if the Viet Nam war was an
The discussion went from Viet
Nam to the ineptness of Judge
Julius ("Julie") Hoffman. Rubin
said that had television cameras been
allowed in the courtroom, insurrec
tion would have ocurred in the streets.
"Had the public seen for five minutes
what went down in that court room,
they would have lost all faith in the
American court system," Rubin stated.
He also maintained that the Seven
were not the unruly bunch they were
depicted: "I mean, we were like
laughing and smiling and singing and
speaking out, but we weren't
throwing chairs or nothing."
Rubin also stated that since his
release on bail, he had been hassled
by the F.B.I.
Cavett refrained from any real
debate with Rubin. Rather, he
tactfully fed Jerry questions and
let the radical leader rap. Usually,
Dick's questions were left half
answered or lost in Jerry's riffs.
Mid-way through the interview
(following a commercial), Rubin
stood up, shed his robes and ripped
Luce then came on, a freaky
looking conservative. Immediately,
he and Rubin engaged in personal
and political insults. Rubin
accused Luce of working for J.
Edgar Hoover, while Luce called
Jerry's tactics "nothing but
useless rhetoric." The pair spent
a half hour talking in circles,
issuing debating offers, shouting
and making threats. Occasionally, it
appeared that they really wanted to
go beyondVtalking, but.nothing
E Ruth Rendelman
Student of Irwin Freundliah
Mozart Sonata, K. 284, D Major
Beethoven Sonata, Op. 109
happened. Cavett stayed pretty
much in the background, moderating
and listening. Once, when trying
to calm things down, he was caught in
the verbal flow. Deadpan, he looked
at the camera and said; ""My name
comes up every now and then on this
Actually, it was Cavett who
provided much of the show's interest.
When asked (by Rubin) what he
thought of politics, he replied,
"Frankly, politics bore my asai
off." Later, Jerry asked both Luce
and Cavett if they smoke dope.
Luce declined to answer; Cavett,
with a sheepish grin, said: "Yes,
but I don't inhale."
Much valuable insight about
Rubin's political nature was lost in
the intense screaming matches be
tween Rubin and Luce. Neither man
ever made any really valid points,
but were raught up in their sense
of self-importance. After the show,
it was Cavett's witty remarks that
remained and not the confusing,
boring rhetoric of Jerry Rubin and
from page 3;
speech is necessary in any theat
rical production for means of
communicating the author's intent 1
can hardly find fault in the actors
doing just that. And just a bit of
information: the style of the language
of the people Damon Runyon wrote about
was very concise with no contractions
even if the sentence construction was
not grammatically correct.
Another comment which caused
chuckles: "Not yet a group of
toughened musical comfifiy kids..."
What you want that we should hire a
group of Broadway gypsies to do our
musical comedies ??? Remember, Mr.
Fisher, this is a school with stu
dents learning their craft. If they
are supposed to do "endless
summers of stock and bus and truck
tours" when are they supposed to go
to school? And furthermore, sure
alot of practical experience helps
but it is not an absolute rule in
being able to do a musical. I've
seen many an actor who has had
endless amounts of stock etc. be
atrocious in a musical. Talent,
Mr. Fisher, and the willingness go to
make a success. Believe me every
one of those kids did-a damn«,good
job of "selling" this show.
In conclusion, Mr. Fisher, I
think that if one goes so far as to
write their opinions they better know
what they are talking about. They
had better do some research on the
author as well. And whether you
want to believe this or not is of no
concern to me since it is the basic
truth; Guys and Dolls is a classic
of our times and will remain so.