Page Four, THE HILLTOP, March 4. 1977
■Carter Clan Descends on Country
by JOHN MARSHALL
John Marshall is a freshman from Jacksonville, North
Carolina and is interested in majoring in political
I cannot say that I was a supporter of ^immy Carter
at the time of the November elections, but I now con
fess a growing admiration for the man. Now that he is
in office, he has come back to the stands he took on
the issues at the beginning of his campaign. It still
means that he didn’t tell somebody the truth, but at
least, it wasn’t the south. After all, anyone who the
AFL-CIO, NAACP, and NOW are all mad at can’t be all
With my growing appreciation of President Carter
have come some visions of the not too distant future.
I thought I might take this opportunity to relate the news
of the future to you, just in case you don’t subscribe to
the Plains Post;
On June 1, General Lillian Carter and the Geor
gia National Guard have successfully taken over the
Pentagon. General Lillian’s army will turn north next,
to Massachusetts to put down a revolt being led by the
Kennedy's. The Pentagon is to be turned over to the
Georgia 4-H Council.
Meanwhile, General Rosalynn’s army of sons and
daughters-in-law have taken over New York without a
struggle, and will atempt to give the entire state to the
Indians. Secretly, Indira Ghandi is refusing the offer,
however; she has enough problems as it is. General
Rosalynn has also confirmed that North Carolina Gov
ernor Jim Hunt is being given permission to replace the
Cape Hatteras light house with the Statue of Liberty.
Colonel Amy Carter, too, is busy. She and her for
mer classmates from Plains have invaded the Congress
and now hold its members captive. Colonel Amy or
dered the congressmen to be quiet and to put their
heads down on their desks. Amy’s first official action
was to have the president of the Senate’s chair convert
ed into a potty.
Secretary of Defense Billy Carter and his Redneck
Army now occupy Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Secretary
Billy earlier issued a statement opposing his brother’s
plans to cede all land north of Arlington, Virginia to
Canada. Secretary Billy believes that possession of
Milwaukee is essential to maintaining national morale.
The conflict between the two brothers looks like it
will be short-lived, however. Secretary Billy has de
cided to accept his brother’s compromise offer to make
the entire city of Milwaukee a suburb of Plains. To fill
in the hole left by the removal of the city. President
Carter is reportedly thinking of using the Reverend
Busy press secretary, Jody Powell, has issued an
announcement of his own. Powell says that his offices
will be relocated in the Washington Post building. Pow
ell’s plans are said to have the unanimous approval
of Post stockholders as well as that of the members of
the Plains chapter of the NRA who came to the stock
holders as well as that of the members of the Plains
chapter of the NRA who came to the stockholder’s
Books in Reviev^
Actress Relates Personal Growth
by JOY BRIDGES
Changing by Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann is the brilliant Norwegian actress
who has appeared in many Ingmar Bergman films such
as Persona, The Passion of Anna, Scenes from a Marri
age, and Face to Face. Actresses are supposed to be
beautiful but it is always a pleasant surprise to find
one who is also an intelligent and sensitive writer.
Liv Ullmann fits into this category. When you read this
book you are not so aware of the “movie star" as you
are aware of the person, the woman, the mother.
“Changing” is a good title for the book because it is
a form of diary of her thoughts and feelings over the
years. Her childhood, her acting career, her liason
with Bergman, her daughter Linn, and her emergence
from a dependent, shy young girl into a capable but
still sensitive woman are all traced here.
She has changed and she has left behind people,
places, and parts of herself but she has also managed
to hold on to the essential “me”, something many
celebrities can’t handle.
She still acts in the Norwegian State Theater for little
pay and no worldwide recognition because she feels
that this keeps her in touch with the roots of her acting
talent. This situation enables her to have contact with
audiences, seeing her work take shape and become
whole, an experience not possible in the fragmented
vyorld of the film studio. E\ en when Ms. Ullmann does
film work, it is mainly in European films where there
is a small cast and crew and the work can be intensely
personal. She contrasts such a setting with the Holly
wood extravaganza movies where there is such a large
cast and crew that she feels she is working in a factory.
Being close to her family and friends in Norway
has also helped Ms. Ullmann to keep her feet on the
ground, for her mother, sister, and daughter are very
close and supportive. She adores her daughter, who
seems a sensible if a bit precocious child, but she also
has an intense drive to express herself in her art. She
writes about the conflict of being a working mother,,
describing how she juggles home and career, trying
not to feel guilty because she cannot be home at all
Obviously Liv Ullmann is a born actress, a fact
that can be attributed, in part, to a unique perspec
tive of hers. Even in moments of intense grief or dis
tress, one part of her mind is watching her reaction
to the emotion she is feeling so that she can use it at a
future time. Furthermore, when she acts, especially
on the stage, she achieves a sense of freedom that
comes from her give-and-take with the audience.
Like many artists and creative people her primary
remembrance of growing up was the sense of being an
“outsider”, of being different from the rest, and of iso
lation. Liv’s mother ran a bookstore in Trondhjem and
Liv spent her afternoons reading in quiet corners and
developing a taste for literature. This background was
good preparation for this book which is marvelously
descriptive particularly of the cold, fresh landscape
of Norway and of the warm and everchanging landscape
of Liv’s personality.
Ullmann goes on to describe her relationship with
Ingmar Bergmann. They were two angry and vulner
able people who tried to make each other their whole
world and it did not work out. However, they had a
child together and are still friends today. She still
performs in his films and in fact lives across the street
from the apartment he shares with his new wife. If
she really wants to irritate him she prepares a fantastic
meal at her table in front of the window, sits down
and eats in full view of him because she knows that she
has a tendency to gain weight but that he wants her
to stay slim for his films. Understandably, he paces
back and forth in his apartment, getting angrier by the
When she broke up with Bergman she realized that
it vvas impossible to live as if her life could only be
fulfilled through another person and pointless to seek
refuge from what was her own loneliness and insecuri
ty in someone else. She realized that the fear of hurting,
fear of authority, and the need for love had put her in
many hopeless situations.
One of the funniest of these situations took place
when Vanessa Redgrave bullied her into writing a
check for building a school in London to train new
revolutionary leaders. Liv looked her over, decided
that Vanessa was taller, stronger, and more angry than
she and signed the check.
This book is an enlightening example of one mo
dern woman’s capacity for change and for using change
as a means to achieve growth.
Powell also has issued another release saying tha*
General Andrew Young and his Youth Corps army
have California Governor Jerry Brown trapped in hi®
apartment. During the imprisionment. Young’s ma®
were quick in seizing Brown’s economy car and deflat'
ing his bicycle tires. Young now says he expects a
rapid surrender due to reports that Brown is down to
his last box of granola.
Powell’s final bulletin tells of Governor George Wal'
lace’s nomination to head Health, Education, and Wel
fare. Quick confirmation of Wallace’s appointment i®
expected from Amy and her classmates.
Upon learning of Wallace’s appointment. Genera
Young has issued a statement from Sacremento sayinS
that he feels he might stay in California for a whilO’
Rumor has it that Young will issue another statement
declaring California to be the new home for “his p®®'
pie”, while, at the same time, announcing the state®
independence. Meantime, ever-alert President Carter
has promptly appointed Coretta King ambassador to
the new nation of Caliberia (formerly California). HE^
Secretary Wallace says he expects to have some sur
plus school buses in the near future, and has offere®
the buses for use in transporting blacks to the vve®t
coast — even if it does mean crossing district lines.
Finally, in recognition of his assistance in helpi®^
Carter reach the White House, Vice President Mondal®
and his family have been appointed honorary southst"
ners. The Mondale appointments were contingent o®
their taking speech lessons at the Plains.
Treat Dormitory, unoccupied this spring, smolder*
at daylight after the first flames were sigbte®
around 2:30 am Wednesday, March 2. (Photos by
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