Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 21, 1972
I. R. S. Offers Spring Fun
Al! Salem Col' ege stud'^n^s and d-tes are cordially invited to attend
IRS weekend, April 21 22, Each student is urged to attend—-especially
since the weekend is paid for by the students. The IRS committee also
urges each student to comply v/ith regulations concerning the weekend
in order to insure a successful and enjoyab'e time for all. This means no
grass, no intoxication, no rule breaking, etc.
FRIDAY: 8-12 p.m. Convention Center
Blanket Concert starring CHUCK BERRY, the KING of Rock
Also appearing, The CHOSEN FEW.
NOTE: A bar will be set up where students and their dates may
purchase ice mixers, coke, and niblets. BYOL.
NOTE: Beer is not permitted because the Convention Center does
not have a beer license. Anyone over 21 is allowed to bring liquor;
anyone under 21 will have to resort to coke.
SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-ll p.m. Children’s Shelter at Tanglewood '
WRA will provide games of all kinds . . . prizes will be given
Lunch—sandwiches, potato salad donuts—will be provided by the
Salem College Refectory. Bring your own beverage and ad
ditional picnic items.
2-4 p.m. NEW DEAL STRING BAND from Chapel Hill, N. C.
NOTE: Students who bring beer, liquor or wine to Tanglewood
must confine drinking them to the area within the Children’s
Center. Beverages by all means are not to be carried into the
parking lot, road, or other areas of Tanglewood.
9-1:00 Salem College Gym-Dance
Music by LION from Columbia, S. C.
Beer will be provided.
Davidson Players Hold Trial
by Earl Lawringre
“The Trial of the Catonsville
Nine,” David Berrigen’s play about
the trial of the nine Catholics ac
cused of burning draft files, will be
presented Thursday, April 27 at 8:30
p. m. in Hanes Auditorium. The
play will be a special presentation
of April Arts, performed by a cast
composed of members of the David
son College community.
“This play is very effective in
raising the question in all of us,
How can we make our beliefs coin
cide with our actions, especially
when we have to suffer for what
we have done?” explained Dr. An
thony Abbott, director of the play
and an English professor at David
“The Berrigen brothers, Philip
and Daniel, and seven other Catho
lics consciously decided to go to
Catonsville, Md., and burn the files
as a symbolic protest. They were
willing to stand trial to be able to
call attention to many actions of
this country—including the Viet
nam War— which they questioned
on ethical grounds,” Abbott said.
All nine protestors were sentenced
to prison and went into hiding to
avoid imprisonment. Most of them
have since been recaptured, and the
Berrigen brothers are involved in
a new trial involving an alleged
plot to kidnap Henry Kissinger and
bomb parts of capital buildings.
“The Catonsville Nine” was pro
duced with “great success” in Los
Angeles and New York in 1970 and
1971, Abbott noted.
Cast members include political
science professor William Jackson
as Daniel Berrigen; art instructor
Larry Ligo, David Darst; senior
Russell Merritt, Hogan; senior Ho
ward Ramagli, Thomas Lewis; June
Kimmel, wife of a biology profes
sor, as Marjorie Melville; and re
ligion professor David Kaylor as
In addition Van Leer Logan will
appear as Mary Moylan; junior
Ralph Peeples will be defense at
torney ; senior Allen Lundy will play
the prosecution attorney; senior
Jack Hartman will play George
Mische; Louise Martin, wife of for
mer President D. G. Martin, will
be a witness; and economics pro
fessor Charles Ratliff will appear
as the judge.
All members of the Salem com
munity are invited to attend and
are urged to consider the trial
Vietnamese train future militants: see page six
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"The Godfather” Hits Winston
by Laurie Daltroff
Despite the residue of nausea
which will haunt me eternally in
connection with the three-hour
kaleidescope called '“The Godfa
ther,” I must recommend the movie
to any emotionally mature, truth
seeking individual. Whether or not
this adaptation of Mario Puzo’s
revealing bestseller is truthful
remains to be judged by the (shh)
Cosa Nostra, faithfully known as
Our Gang, Mafia, or the Family,
but Puzo’s screenplay has captured
convincingly the almost compelling
enticement of the Old World power
structures based on family groups.
“The Godfather” opens on the
business-pleasure scenes of Connie
Corleone s wedding, at which her
father, the Don of the Corleone
Family, traditionally can refuse no
request made by friends and ac
quaintances. Immediately we are
thrust into the paradoxical world
of calculated cruelty and passionate
abandon to which any Family mem
ber surrenders himself when dealing
with business or recreation. Already
we are shown that life and death
merely follow in cycles—as inti
mated by the wedding and scores
of children at the festivities and
by the Don’s orders to ruin, not
kill, a young girl’s brutal-but-freed
Anglo assailants. Both life and
death as they appear are to be
enjoyed tremendously, but neither is
to be ignored.
Puzo and company weave an in
creasingly tight web of enchant
ment around the audience as the
film progresses, involving us even
more with the Family members’
trials and triumphs. Even as she
disgusts us we weep for the pa
thetic Connie, whose husband re-
New Editors Forge Ahead
by Laura Turnage
Brenda Brock, Sights and Insights editor, and Laurie Daltroff, Salemite
editor, enjoy a brief interlude of rest during their busy day.
Who is five foot one, has dark
curly hair, and is the only girl at
Salem from Memphis, Tennessee?
She is the new editor of the
Salemite: Miss Laurie Daltroff.
Laurie has worked on publications
since the ninth grade in high
school. At this time, she is plan
ning to make a career in the field
of journalism and publications.
When asked about her plans for
the Salemice, Laurie said one of
the main goals that she wants to
work toward is to make the
Salemite an “open communications
center.” Laurie emphasized too, the
importance of “being where the
news is, when it is, and before it
has been.” It sounds as though we
can anticipate many changes that
ultimately will make the Salemite
not only a good paper but a great
P.S. Laurie is an Aires, which
means that she is very aggressive.
so WATCH OUT!
The new editor ofSights and In
sights is Brenda Brock, a rising
senior from McComb, Mississippi.
(Incidentally, the town is named
for a famous Colonel.) Being editor
of an annual is a tough job. but
Brenda has her belt tight and her
guns ready to fire away.
Most of all, Brenda wants the
annual to reflect the whole school
—not just a few people. She is
planning to have a workshop at the
beginning of next year that will
emphasize how to do the nitty-
gritty work, such as cropping pic
tures. With these plans and other
ideas in the making, Brenda is
looking forward to having a good
annual next year.'
One might wonder what a “heart
and soul biology major” is doing
as editor of the annual. It appears
that Brenda has caught a virulent
strain of the dread disease known
as annualitis, and she is going to
do her best to infect us all.
viles her and uses her connections
for his unsavory aims. We are fas
cinated by the impetuous oldest
brother, Santino (Sonny), whose ^
extreme virility and vitality carry 1^^
him and the family to disaster.
Sonny represents the old, violent
way of Family living, a manner
consisting of loyalties and passion
rather than intellect, which must
fade in the face of a cold, intel
lectual business world.
We suffer with Michael Corleone,
the youngest son of Vito Corleone.
Michael, portrayed by Al Pacino,
is Vito s hope for a better world.
He is college educated, a war
hero, and wants nothing to do
with the Family way of life. He
even involves himself with a
VEDDY New England Anglo Girl,
Kate, who is a Senator’s daughter
and who eventually turns out to
be a very nice person, though
rather naive. Mike hopes to marry
OUT of his Family, but evolves
into his father’s calculating suc
cessor to the Corleone Empire
when he discovers that a .stronger-
than-wij blood tie binds him to the
Don in his hours of need.
More than any other Corleone
member, the Don, played by Marlor
Brando, solicits our compassion ane:
loyalty. Although I usually dislike
Brando’s stylized, somewhat wooder
acting, I was hypnotised by hi;
sensitivity for the role of Grane
Old Man of the Italian-Americai
Corleone Family. The Don’:
modern-thinking sensibility towarc
“business’ and his uncensoring lovi
for imperfect Family associate:
grab us with poignancy. The Dot i
wished for nothing more than peaci ^
in the underworld, but he wants n
part of ugly crime (murder ant
arm-twisting don’t count), and hi
doesn’t want to see anti-free enter
prise 'factions (such as the U. S
government and Communists
cramp his and the other families
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