September 24, 1970
The N.C. Essay
The Arts School student's sche
dule rarely leaves time for those act
ivities known as entertainment or re
laxation, If, through an Act of God,
a free evening or weekend appears
there seems to be little or nothing
to do in the hustling bustling city
of Winston-Salem and if anything of
interest happening in the area,
we generally discover it several days
after it has come and gone.
This column will provide a list
of such entertainment as is avail
able; performances on this campus,
films and performances at other col
leges in Winston, even television
specials, films, clubs, etc.
Cont'd. From P. 3
Robert Lingren, Dean of Dance,
felt that more time should be spent
on inter-departmental orientation,
allowing students to get the feel of
the system at NCSA. Also, he said
that other students, such as actors,
are not used to the discipline which
dancers are accustomed to. Therefore,
a long orientation period isn't re
Lingren's feelings point out
a division among the faculty on this
subject. Some teachers feel orientation
is important and that students should
come early so that all facets of the
school can be properly explored.
Others insist that a lengthy period
only wastes time and prohibits
students from getting to their
From the staff's point of view,
orientation/registration was a dis
concerting week, but one that had its
positive moments. Robert Hyatt, Dean
of Students, felt that the process
went smoother than those in the past.
He said that while the process was
slow, the new commons building made
the task somewhat lighter. Also, he
reamrked about the number of students
who assisted the staff: "The whole
process depended on student help. It
couldn't have been done, by any
strech of the immagination, if the
students weren't involved."
Marion Fitzsimmons, Assistant
Academic Dean and a veteran of many
long hours behind registration desks,
felt that the number of students who
milled around the working areas only
intensified the problems. She was dis
appointed with orientation because
"despite several scheduled meetings
and convocations, still not enough
time was spent with students." She
Parkway Theater - "Machine Gun
McCain" starring John Cassavetes
and Britt Ekland. Showings are at
1:50-3:37-5:2'.-7:16-9:08. Rated GP
Thruway Theater - David 0. Selznick's
production of Margaret Mitchell's
"Gone With The Wind," Starring
Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh. In
70mm Ultra Vision and full stero-
phonic sound. Adults $2.00. Shows
at 2:00 and 7:30.
Carolina Theater - "The Grasshopper"
The story of a young girl today.
Winston Theater - "The year's best
motion picture" - National Society
of pilm Critics. "Z".
Reynolda Cinema - If you want to see
how the Vampires do it, don't miss
"House of Dark Shadows," based on
the television series.
If folk-singing is more to
your taste, Tom Cavano, a student
at NCSA, is playing at Chaucer's.
The club, which serves beer, has
just opened on 4th and Spruce St.
Peter Stambler, a member of the
NCSA faculty, has also read poetry
there. There is no cover charge
felt that the informality of these
sessions helped to relax students,
but were still not ample. "Orient
ation means familiarization," she
said, "and the program as it stands
now really doesn't do that."
Student reaction has been
largely negative, although older
students admit that the process of
registration was easier than in past
years. Many new students, like Andy
Akers, felt that the long testing
hours were foolish. Akers also sug
gested that arts be registered be
fore academics, a popular opinion.
(As a result of some shoddy sched
uling, Akers is taking only one
arts course this semester). Several
suggestions were made that orient
ation take up only three days and
include only new students.
Thus, is seems that a careful
administrative re-defintion of
orientation is in order. Priorities
should include a statement of pur
pose and ample time set aside for
what is most essential to the new
student. Too often during this last
orientation, one got the impression
that no one knew what came next or
A committee, headed by Sam
Stone and including students, is
being formed to study the problem.
They hope to make up the schedule
for next year this year, so that
some mistakes can be avoided.
Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew,
the golden voice of the nation's air
waves, recently found out that some
of the lyrics to popular songs refer
to drugs and the joys of getting
high. After being informed on their
lyric content, Agnew soundly rebuked
the songs. Here's one boy who don't
dig no rocknroll.
Among the songs mentioned were
the Beatles "With A Little Help From
My Friends," a song that has been
covered by everyone from Joe Cocker
to Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme.
"It's a catchy tune," the VP said,
"but until it was pointed out to me
I never realized that the friends
were assorted drugs." (I)
Another tune under fire was
Jefferson Airplane's ode to dope
smoking, "White Rabbit." Agnew's
objection was with the line:"Feed
your head." Apparently, someone for
got to tell Spiro that the lyrics
were inspired by Lewis Carroll's
classic children's story, "Alice
Such glorification of drug cul
ture threatens to "sap our national
strength, unless we move fast and
hard to bring it under control," he
said in typical G-Man fashion.
Other songs named were the
Byrds' "Eight Miles High," "Stoned
Woman," "Don't Step On The Grass,
Sam," and "The Acid Queen," from
The Who's rock opera (which, in con
text, clearly admonishes the LSD
Ironically, a few months ago,
in a big culture drive, Mrs. Nixon
requested that the White House be
furnished with a rather large an
thology of popular music, including
rock and folk. But it's hard to im
agine anything as abrasive as "Ohio"
reverberating through the hallowed
halls (the Guess Who were asked to
exclude "American Woman" when they
played for Prince Charles and Prin
cess Anne at the White House this
summer; heavy group that they are,
So, if Tricia wants to boogie,
it's more likely that she does so
to music that is not suggestive
or offensive, say "Yummy, Yummy,
Yummy (I Got Love In My Tummy)."
(Stone admitted that scheduling of
events and tests was being done a
week before students arrived; this
only invites error). Certainly, no
orientation will ever be flawless,
but certain measures can be taken to
diminish the more obvious foulups.
It is a tedious endeavor (and
a thankless one), with no easy an
swers. Hopefully, however, with care
ful study, this newly formed commit
tee can find a system which will in
sure more time for actual orientation.