Tuesday, December 10, 1974
OPENING, From Page 1
An early de Mille ballet, “Three
Virgins and a Devil,” is to be performed
by four students and Gyula Pandi. The
music, Respighi’s “Antiche Danze ed
Arie,” will be played by the NCSA
orchestra under the direction of Nicolas
Miss de Mille will be here for two
weeks prior to the opening to rehearse
George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” to
the music of Tchaikovsky, will also be
performed by students. The C-major
piece is played by a small string
ensemble made up of students
Balanchine’s ballet mistress, Victoria
Simon, is coming on Jan. 12 to stage it.
The fourth piece is Weber’s “Grand
Piano Concerto No. 1”, which was
choreographed by Duncan Noble, a
dance instructor at the school, last
February for the winter dance concert.
Noble said that the choreography wai
done for Julie Jordan and Kevin Self,
both former dance students here. Miss
Jordan will do the performance for the
opening with dance students and
members of the North Carolina Dance
The opening night will be a formal
“black tie” event for invited guests,
including performing artists and national
Ticket prices for the performance will
be set to meet the production costs. After
opening night, the school community will
be admitted free with reservations.
Kssay Staff Reporter
The on agam, off again employment
status of C.E. Aldridge, the campus
security guard, is apparently on again.
Aldridge had written and submitted his
resignation to school authorities 3 weeks
ago after a dispute with school officials
over the amount of authority he would
have over the campus security force,
new radios and deployment of men
during shifts. He withdrew his
resignation two weeks ago.
The dispute with school officials has
dragged on for some weeks and it is not
clear whether all of the substantive
issues have been resolved.
During the height of the dispute, a
number of students lobbied
administration officials to keep Aldridge
on the staff.
Aldridge is one of six men on the
campus security staff which is charged
with providing security during nights and
weekends. Many students consider
Aldridge one of their favorites.
Aldridge said that when talking to
students the evening before
homecoming, it had “come up in
conversation” that he was unhappy with
Aldridge said administration officials
discussed the situation two weeks later.
There are no details available of what
occured at that meeting.
A second meeting was held the next
day. Administration officials told him,
following the meeting, that they would
order radios and change the system of
deployment of guards.
They refused, however, to offidallj
name him as head of the security force.
He had been told late last year that he
was liason officer.
When he found out the authority was
denied, he wrote and submitted his
He took the resignation back two weeks
ago. He said; “It is mostly because so
many students, mainly D & P
approached me asking me not to quit and
that the other job I had lined up was not
as appealing to me as this one.”
Racing Is Fine Art
=== Sports Corner By Kurt Eslick
What Did This Man Have in Common With Nureyev, Picasso and Horowitz?
Tired of football? Why not become a
fan of a sport whose requirements for
participation aro much more exacting, a
sport which requires better reflexes than
those of a ballerina, better timing than
that of a musician, steadier nerves than
those of a surgeon, and carries a stiff
penalty for failing at any one of these
requirements. Why not become a fan of
Formula One Grand Prix road racing? In
becoming a fan of this sport, you’d
become a fan of one of the most select
sports in the world today. The drivers are
in a choice group. Many of the places for
these races are very elegant, as are some
of the spectators. You would become a
fan of a sport which is nothing short of an
Formula One racing is among the
fastest, deadliest, most elite sports in the
world today. There are fifteen races
which have reached Formula One status,
each in a different country. The races are
run over torturous, twisting road
courses, in cars which have a£)ut 500
horsepower and weigh about 1900 pounds.
The driver sits semi-reclined, as the cars
are barely big enough for one person and
are only about knee high. He has to make
about 1500 gear shifts in the average
race, which lasts for about 100 miles over
tracks from one mile to 15 miles long.
Since the driver is completely
surrounded by fuel tanks, these cars are
very dangerous in a crash, even though
the driver wears a fireproof suit and
many other safety precautions are taken.
Unafraid of Death
The drivers are a very elite group. It
takes a man whose reflexes can be
counted upon when an Armco barrier is
coming at him at two hundred miles per
hour, a man who can control his thoughts
and his car at this speed, and most
important a man who has an
overwhelming will to win. Most drivers
agree it doesn’t take courage to win a
race. Tazio Nuvdari, one of racings all-
time greats, when asked about this
replied, “Do you think you will die in
bed? You do! Then where do you get the
courage to get in it every night?”
These men are not afraid of death at
all. In an interview with this reporter in
1972, Francois Cervert, at that time one
of Formula One’s youngest drivers, said,
“For me there are two types of death.
The first one comes when I have to give
up racing; the next is in mortal death”
Two years later, Cevert met his fate
against an Armco barrier lining the track
at Watkins Glen, New York.
There are only a handful of people
capable of driving in Formula One.
Among these are Jackie Stewart, Clay
Reggazoni, Niki Lauda, Graham Hill,
Ronnie Peterson, and current world
‘champion, Emerson Fittipaldi. Most of
these men are from different countries
and are very young. Except in unusual
cases like Graham Hill, 40 is too old for
this type of racing. To get to Formula
One, these drivers had to work very hard
in lesser forms of racing and are now at
the peak of their racing careers.
By KAY CRUTCHER
Kssay Staff Reporter
According to Vice-chancellor Martin
Sokoloff, construction on the
“Workplace” will begin in late March.
The new building will be parallel to the
Main building, between it and the De
Mille Theatre. The new building will help
to divide the campus into a living area, a
performance area, and a workkig area.
The Razoumovsky Quartet has just
returned from a series of concerts in
Cleveland, Toledo, and Pittsburgh from
Dec. 2-6. The members of the quartet are
Elaine Richey, violin; David Moskovitz,
(of UNCG) violin; Emile Simonel, viola;
and Marion Davies, cello.
Chancellor Robert Suderburg’s piano
concerto “Mirrors of Time” which
premiered in Seattle on Oct. 20 was
A good example of the class involved in
this type of racing is the Monaco Grand
Prix, run through the streets of
Montecarlo. The people of Monaco prizes
their race so highly that during the gas
shortage, they stored up enough gas in
tanks under the city to run the race. All
the royalty is there and present the
trophy to the winner. The race itself is
one of the mast grueling on the Grand
Prix circuit, but is greatly enjoyed by the
drivers. Now retired, three-time world
champion Jackie Stewart says if he had
to pick one race a year to compete in, it
would be Monaco.
Is Racing an Art?
To call racing an art may sound
ridiculous, but it definitely is. The cars
themselves are masterpieces in design.
The designer has to make a car \rtiich is
strong but light and fast yet safe. For this
reason, only a handful of men are
capable of designing them.
The drivers must be able to make split-
second decisions without faltering, for
one mistake can cost them their lives.
The people who keep the cars running
must make sure the car will run for the
full distance of the race, for to win you
must first finish. It is very important that
everyone does his job, like an orchestra,
if one section fails, the finished product is
To know the true feeling racing
produces, you would just about have to be
bitten by the racing bug. You know
you’ve been bitten when, late at night, a
particularly well-tuned car sound takes
you back to a time when you were at a
race and seeing Jacky Ickx’s Ferrari
come blaring out of the night with its
recorded by Columbia Records on Nov.
13. The piece, scored for strings, winds in
threes, harp, and solo piano, is
performed by Bela Siki. According to
Suderburg, the recording may be ready
for release in the fall of 1975.
During the month of February, the
Piedmont Chamber Orchestra will go on
a tour that will take them as far south as
Auburn, Alabama and as far north as
The orchestra has just returned from a
three-week tour including a concert in
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New
York. Reviews of the concerts they gave
ranged from “Sheer virtuousity,” -
Miami Herald, to “Extremely good,” -
N.Y. Times, to “Shimmering brilliance,”
-News-Gazeyyet, Lexington, Virginia.
twelve-cylinder engine producing a shrill
whine, and seeing him go by you at well
over 100 miles per hour. Another sign of
being a true fan is when you can no
longer control your emotions watching a
race on television. A true race fan will
damn near go berserk upon hearing
Jackie Stewart talking.
If you’re weary of the tired sports of
football and baseball, why not become a
fan of racing? Once bitten by the racing
bug, you will never shake it off.
By NANCY COZART
Kssay Staff Reporter
In the last issue of the Essay we ran an
article on the cafeteria. The article dealt
with student complaints about the
cafeteria and about problems the
cafeteria i.s having with inflation.
Inflation. We have all heard about it,
but few of us know and understand how
bad it is. In helping the students to
understand the problem the cafeteria
faces, we are running a list of prices from
the first of September and as they stand
According to Woodrow Childress,
director of food services, these area i
few examples of rises in food costs (close
Brown sugar (at lb.) Sept. - 65 cents;
now - 85 cents
White sugar (at 100 lbs.) Sept. - $29 50-
now - $82.00
Pies (at case) Sept. r $8.00; now - $13.00
Lettuce (at case) Sept. - $5.25- now -
$sBananas (at case) Sept. - $4.40; now -
Apples (at case) Sept. - $6.00; now -
Sheening (at case) Sept. - $19.50; now
Cooking oil (at case) Sept. - $19.00; now
Salad dressings (at case)
French, Sept. - $18.00; now - $23.00
Russian, Sept. - $21.00; now -,$25.50
Blue Cheese, Sept. - $20.50; now - $30.50
Mayonnaise, Sept. - $21.15; now - $28 30
Cole slaw, Sept. - $20.50; now - $26.00
Childress said, “Prices are still rising
Sugar is predicted to go as high as $1.00
per pound by the end of December.”