Los Angeles Valley College - Crown Yearbook (Valley Glen, CA)

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Crawford, Steve Fischer, Ken Hively, Michael Hud- son, Mike lssacson, Margot A. Meyer, Greg Moreland, Elaine Nevelow, Adrienne Paynter, Wes Preston, Carolyn Ristuccia, Mike Russell, Sherrie Sanford, Lewis S. Snow, David Thatcher CONTRIBUTING STAFF: Peter Brandt, Dale Fink, Apariclo Gil, Derek Lawson, Marc Littman, Jan- et Svendson, Greg Wilcox FACULTY ADVISERS: Edward A. Irwin Henry A. Lalane PHOTO CREDITS: Peter Brandt: 10, 11 Steve Fischerg 5, 7, 34, 46, 47, 52, '53, 54, 55, 78, 79,101 Aparicio Gil: 8, 9 Ken Hivelyg 26, 32, 33, 34, 35, 50 51, 63, 72, 73, 109 Mike lssacsong 88 Robert Lachman, 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 52, 53, 55, 61, 66, 67, 68, 69, 82, 83, 88, 89, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112 Greg Moreland: 38, 39, 76, 77, 89 Wes Preston, 24, 48, 49, 90, 91, 92, 93, 104, 105, 108 Mike Russell, 36, 37, 70, 71, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 John Rosenfield: 4, 6, 18, 22, 25, 26, 27, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 74, 75, 80, 81 Sherrie Sanford, 88 ILLUSTRATOR: Janet Svendsong 20, 22 CRD ' volume E5 53 TABLE OF CONTENTS Happy 25th Anniversary, Valley College .... . . . 4 Seeds of Change ...................... . . . 8 Seeding Ambitions Bloom ............. . . . 10 A Shortage Fairy Tale ................. . . . 12 Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights ...... . . . 13 President fora Responsive Government .... . . . 16 The Slate and its Fate .................. ... 18 A Very Good Year .................... . . . 20 Students for R.S. V. P. .... . . . 22 Down Home Hospitality... ... 24 Valley Graffiti .......... . . . 26 Free To Be .......................... ... 28 All Campers Are Edible ................. . . . 30 Dynamics in Harmony ..... .. . ... 32 An insight into Veterans ..... . . . 34 look What's underfoot ......... . . . 36 Godfather of Student Affairs .... . . . 38 Photography Is in the Mind ... . . . 40 Scope on Samuels ............. . . . 42 Halcyon Days of Coach Hunt ...... . . . 44 1Young People Keep You Young'. . . . . . 46 A-Mazed at the Man ........... . . . 48 lt's Become a Habit ..,......... . . . 50 Homework Becomes Life'swork . . . . . . 52 A-B-C's of Learning ............ . . . . . . 56 Riley's Notebook ............. ...... . . . 58 Make-up Metamorphosis ............... . . . 60 What's One Chicken Feather Or Two? .... . . . 62 A Touch of O'Neill ........ ' ............ . . . 64 Guys and Dolls ..................... . . . 66 lt's What's Up Front That Counts ... ... 68 Eye to Eye ............................,. . . . 70 'Cowabunga' ............................ . . . 72 Search for identity-History of the Valley .... . . . 74 Cure for the Common Cold ............... . . . 76 Boot Camp for the Army of Advertisers. . . . . . 78 Hardly a Cop-out ................... . . . 80 70-Minute Hour ............ . ..... . . . . . . 82 Anything Goes ............ ... ... 84 " r A New Door ls Opened ....... . . . 90 ' -it ,.,',T' Behind the Scrimmage Line ..... . . . 94 . ,ppl Krauss Gives a 'Season' Why.. . . ... 98 A Down the Road to Victory .... . . . 100 f-ig..- . .Qi 5 .ggi Thank Heaven for Pierce ............. . . . 102 gf: -. 3 5, 1 lr staffs with a Handshake ....... '. .. ...103 ,U 4, Spring's Strategy . . . Summer's Game . . . . . . 104 'i,, 5 N The Lion Roars ..................... . . . 106 One Advance Scores a Hit . . . . . . . 108 -'f fif Double Dose of Courage ...... . . . 109 Monarch Bouys Stay Afloat... . . .110 men's Organization, Color Separa- tions, Color Inc.: Printing, Canoga Lithograph. PUBLISHED for the Associated Stu- dents, Los Angeles Valley College by the Journalism Department. All writing, photography, graphics, and pasteup done by photojour- nalism students on the Crown staff. LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE 5800 Fulton Ave. Van Nuys, California 91401 look was projected in this photo to accom- modate the "Energy Crisis" that hit many Utah, was one of the Ski Club's scheduled trips for the year. By Robert Lachman. V3II9Y COIIGQS Students- CENTERFOLD: Climbing the By Robert Lach man. BACK COVER: Marti McHugh by John Rosenfield. INSIDE FRONT: Joanne Romine by Robert Lachman. stairs to knowledge are Cleft to rightj Rick Bellin- son, Kathy Sulyinger, and Phillip Krugel. By John Rosenfield. OPPOSITE: Valley College students were partici- pants in the meteoric craze of "streaking" By Robert Lachman. ' ..- :.- gr n-gp: .4 ,ff gang fb brewery, 004' By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Steve Fischer and Iohn Rosenfield , - Valley College in its prime in 1974, and then Valley in 1949. A microfilm machine reels over 25 years of faded photos and print-vestiges of a rural Van Nuys. A rain-swollen dirt road known as Burbank Boulevard lined with cow pastures, barns, an old silo . . , baby pictures of an infant city, a spacious excuse for 'the building of what was to become one of the most prestigious, if not the largest, of the community colleges in the United States, In 1951, when saddle shoes, bobby sox, and prom queens were the rage, Valley College president Dr. Vierling Kersey cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the college's official opening on its present campus. A barnyard collection of bungalows neigh- boring Van Nuys High School, its purpose, announceda local newspaper, "would be to serve the surrounding community at large." And so, with a faculty of 22 and a student body slightly shadowing the minimum enrollment requirement, Valley grew' to colossal proportions. From an enrollment of 540 students in 1951 to a towering registration of nearly 20 thousand in 1974, the years came and went, transforming a temporary collection of 32 bungalows, a cafeteria and a theatre arts building into a 105-acre educational complex. Innovative legislation passed in 1907 authorized in 1949 the S32 million funding for Valley College's creation. The brainchild of educational maverics Dr. David jordan, president of Leland Stanford University, and Dr, Alexis Lange, dean of the Univer- sity of California, the 1907 measure encouraged local high school districts to offer interested alumni post-graduate courses in lower division university work. As the community college steadily grew to precocious matur- ity, the system established itself as the newest and most permanent of educational experiments. Setting a national prece- dent, between 1916 and 1973, billions of California tax dollars had subsidized the building of some 94 community colleges throughout the state. Dazzling the progressive notions of both the "starry-eyed" sociologist and the "tail-wagging politician," the community college with its "education for everybody who wants it" appeal carried the concept of education as a right and not a privilege closer to reality. ' One of the first schools to provide a springboard curricula of two-year course programs in academic transfer work and occupational training, Valley was soon to recruit a pied piper following of unwavering community support. A To the utter amazement of city tax assessors, an otherwise persnickity voting public was suddenly saying "yes" to a most unpopular issue-increased funding for institutions of higher learning during a time when student activism on college campuses throughout the nation was at an all-time high. In 1968, when the California electorate was particularly adamant in assigning "no" vote after "no" vote to bond issues calling for allocations designed to enlarge the state university system, the community college continued to lasso ballot box approval. V Following an improvement campaign that gave the college modern chemistry, engineering, physics, and foreign language facilities, a 100,000 volume library, and an Administration Building, funding was also allotted for the construction of the new Music and Theatre Arts Buildings, the Campus Center, a cafeteria, and two gymnasiums. With these developments at hand, Valley was able to accommodate the ever-rising onslaught of enrollees. Who came, and why they came, is the professional educator's "once upon a time" storyrthat leaves everyone living "happily ever after." Drawing individuals from every social and economic station, schools like Valley attracted people with serious and, for the most part, sincere academic intentions, serious teachers and serious students. Rather than a "Big U" catch-all for research- minded Ph.D.'s and self-styled intellectual elitists, Valley offers a modest but highly efficient example of what education can be: education for learning's sake . . . minus the pomp and the pedantics. Cutting across the class lines that have traditionally reserved higher education for a privileged few, a no- or low-tuition policy coupled with lenient admission requirements have provided many with the opportunity to pursue avenues of personal expression formerly closed to them. To attend it is not necessary for one to be wealthy or in the top 4 percent of his high school graduating class, or even a high school graduate. Said to give even the so-called "academic loser" another shot at succeeding by lending a supportive hand to the treadmill products of what educational psychologist A. R. Ekerman caustically termed "the system that teaches everybody to memorize and nobody to think," Valley College has provided a refreshing change for students who left public school believing they would never return to any school. "After I got out of high school," says Barbara Edelman, second-year chemistry student, "the last thing I wanted to do was get into another structured learning situation. I was thoroughly sick of the whole thing." Between the mickey mouse teacher-student power politics and the "busy work" assign- ments, Barbara said she didn't know school had anything to offer until she came to Valley on the advice of a friend. "Besides liking the fact that I'm here because I want to be," she says, "I appreciate the luck l've had with instructors . . . they don't make you feel like a mental peon for not understanding 5 A .f V . . . .-- - li . ' This farmland is where Valley College was built. No one knew at the tlme that someday these grounds would become an educational center. Dr. Robert Horton, fourth president in the history of Valley College, will be leading the college in a salute to Valley's 25th anniversary. ufiiaui Q something. You're expected to ask questions. If they don't have the feed back, how else can they know if you're learning?" Located in the suburban midst of L.A. County, Valley is large by any standard of measurement, and after 25 years the college remains a standing butress of relaxed sophistication in a maze of technological rush. As statistics supplied by the office of educational develop- ment reveal, the Valley College transfer student is inclined to do better than the high school student who went directly to the university. This is of special benefit to the high-caliber student who cannot afford the ever-rising cost of the four-year schools. By attending the community college he may obtain the equiva- lent or superior education while at the same time cutting costs in half. Also running in favor of the community college is the fact that it provides a better chance for psychological adjustment during a time of emotional uncertainty reflected in national figures that show suicide to be the number one killer of college students. While the community college and university students face identical pressures for achieving success, one underlining differ- ence separates the two groups-that of attitude. Shortly after making the adjustment from one system to another, the transfer student is thrown into a state of limbo. ln opposition to the larger institutions in which a student suffers from a gnawing sense of alienation, the Valley student is accustomed to making and maintaining ties preserved long after leaving. At Valley, professors, rather than teaching assistants, con- tinue to instruct classes in which students are known and addressed by name. Student-teacher contact is a serious formality that escapes sacrifice in even the largest of classes. The Valley student does not lead a campus oriented life style. As available statistics reveal, the average Valley student is . ..ii. it .c - ,ill ,s . X SJ .,i Y-i ur'ifffilzf'.ijqL?I-?'r,if.'.2i:". fi' F "-'ii'i'l v Y T T .. ii ,i.i. min., .,i,, ., ,, ,, f . . f"?ff?:.'Ji,fr1'g' -ii51l"l"l:-'::' 'i 'll' l l' " ii- - rg W Lg, '-sig, i- . -' -:Nz ' fi ' - .. 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There is a change . . . women are coming to school. ln keeping with a national trend, women at Valley now constitute a whopping 41 percent of the student body, contrasted to a mere 25 percent just six years ago. "Susie Homemaker" has suddenly gone academic. Majoring in home economics and child care development was fine for Betty White, but chemistry, math, engineering, even electronics, are better. Prof. Locks, one of the few teachers who have been at Valley since its opening, spends most of his time counseling and teaching. But equally as impressive was the interim transformation of senior citizens into participating students. After a 30-to-40-year absence, retired men and women are flocking to the college for what Harry Morrison, 72-year-old history major, terms a "vitality booster." Freed of time and monetary restrictions, the Ben Gay crowd have turned in their heating pads and rocking chairs for black- boards, slide rules, and textbooks. A "tried-and-true" cure-all for individuals disenchanted with the monotonous "joys" of retire- ment living, enthusiasts say, Valley serves to retard senility. "The brain is a muscle," chirps 68-year-old art student Beth Goldman, "You don't use it, and it dies." A former nurse, Mrs. Goldman loathes TV game shows, morbid people, and ortho- pedic shoes. She has found, however, that the intellectual activity as a student at Valley now heightens and revitalizes her life. But whether a student is coming back or going to college for the first, second, or third time, one is impressed by the compatible blend of old and new faces. After counseling, graduating, training and transferring some students, Valley, in its 25 year life span, has gained long standing recognition for its ability to rejuvenate the old, re-idealize the cynical, and stimulate the unmotivated. Whether the individual sets his sights on an A.A. degree, an occupational certificate, or transfer or terminal work, the certainty of receiving the best possible education at the least possible cost is a guarantee offered to any student interested in the taking. So a quarter of a century later, Valley College, which began as nothing more than a disheveled network of ruffrock shanties, has mushroomed from infinitesimal insignificance to ranking predominance as an institution geared to helping people of all varieties to utilize and' develop their talents to the fullest degree. 7 Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers, Valley's MECHA members, and farmworkers, rallied together at a picket line in San Fernando. eebs F bange By Marc Littman Illustrated byAparicio Gil The seeds of change planted in the throes of last lune's tumultuous A.S. government elections took root and bore fruit in the form of positive accomplishment last fall. Dominated by a viable contingent of minority students headed by lo Anne Orijel, the new council quickly asserted itself and appropriated S9O,220, the third largest allocation of student funds in Valley College history, for the construction of the Recreation Room. David Churchill, the catalyst behind the project despite his own physical limitations, later surfaced in the political arena before the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, and in a bitter harrangue convinced the board to repeal a ban on campus cigarette sales. Indeed, the semester was saturated with fervent rhetoric as Churchill's fellow council members shed their stilted insulation and reacted with partisan sentiments to the pressing issues outside the college including the Mideast War, Gov. Reagan's tax limitation initiative, the energy crisis, impeachment, the struggle of the United Farm Workers, and teacher collective bargaining rights. Frustrated in an earlier bid, Orijel and her fellow council cohorts from MECHA and the B.S.U. mounted a successful drive to secure Bobby Seale, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, as part of their November Campus Speaker Series. Bobby Seale, co-founder ol the Black Panthers, spoke before the largest student turnout ofthe year in Valley's Free Speech Area. 1 cr ,g New-J X " i Q T mvf T.,:f"-1.-Ive rr-r yu, ,, r' 1 I Mayor Tom Bradley suggested ideas for accomplishing conservation of energy at a press-conference in Van Nuys. Before a predominantly White crowd of over 700 students in the Free Speech area, the ebullient Black leader enjoined Whites to "stop being policy-makers" and further expressed hopes of getting all the minorities to work as a "coalition," Several weeks prior to Seale's visit, another issue dealing with minorities embroiled the council in further heightened contro- versy. The question of creating an office of jewish Ethnic Studies augmenting the established offices of Black and Chicano Studies threatened to render a split over just how much minority input the government could tolerate. I The ensuing argument was bantered back and forth with council members Ben Cheng and David Churchill contemplating flooding the ruling body with still two other minority com- missioners, those of Asian Studies and one representing the interests of handicapped students, if the measure passed. The threats never materialized, however, as the measure received a 15-T vote placing it on the general election ballot where it was overwhelmingly approved by the voters. But overshadowing this apparent preoccupation with minority issues, an evaluative look of the Fall '73 council's record is impressive. Besides their achievements already mentioned, they implemented a workable system of teacher evaluation, prompt- ed constitutional review, pushed an increase in paid ID sales from 54.1 percent to 60 percent, established a baby sitting exchange service, and generally made the workings of student government more open and accessible to the campus populace. Congressman James Carman contributed his efforts to the Impeach the President Campaign at a rally held in Valley's cafeteria. Governor Ronald Reagan appeared at Hollywood High School to support Proposition 1, which was, however, defeated. its chief failures lay in not achieving the flaunted goals of a child care center on campus and the opening of A.S. elections to non-paid ID holders, factors which may have accounted for Orijel's poor showing in the Spring '74 presidential race. The semester was capped with the official dedication of the New Women's Gymnasium, a prominent event in the college's 25th anniversary celebration. The event was marred somewhat, though, by the proximate firings of 129 long-term substitute teachers districtwide over the interpretation of the amended Dymally-Robbins Law. And, as Dr. Leslie Koltai, chancellor of the district, and other board members shuffled uncomfortably in the dismal rain at the Women's Gym dedication ceremonies, again, empty rhetoric could be heard resounding throughout the expansive structure. H . rg- 'fx-' .' is the latest contribution. f 1 " My rj- ' .. j - -. u ..- - -, , ' ., ' I -I' . 1 . - - ..- .' "s . A . ' Some capricious friends indulge in folly with a comrade who has taken up the extra curricular activity of streaking The couple that streaks together, stays together. College fads have come a long way, and streaking' eeoing Ambitious Bloom The news of the spring semester was marked extensively with culminations of numerous major projects related to Valley College. Among the first projects to venture into the news spotlight was the completion of the new Women's Gym, which was dedi- cated lan. 8, 1974 by Dr. Robert Horton, president of Valley College, Mrs. Marion LaFollette, Chancellor Leslie Koltai, and President Frederic Wyatt of the Board of Trustees. The gym construction was delayed, since its beginnings last year, by inclement weather, worker strikes, and two cancelled dedication ceremonies. These problems, however, only served to enhance every- one's satisfaction of its completion. Several other brand new additions came to Valley that same week. The first was in the cafeteria directors office, which be- came the baliwick of james Loss, the former director of food services for the Los Angeles Community College District. Loss 10 By Wm. L. Crawford Illustrated by Peter Brandt assumed the reins of the cafeteria from the able hands of Mrs. Kay Grabowski. Another newcomer to Valley was john Becker who took over the post vacated by Ed Sowash, former football coach. Becker brought an impressive record with him from the University of New Mexico where he was an assistant coach for two years. Also breaking into action in a new position was Frederic Wyatt who assumed the presidency of the Community College Board of Trustees. Wyatt took over after Dr. Monroe F. Richman resigned as presi- dent but not as a trustee. The next culmination of effort over a long-term tfive-yearj project reached the headlines when the Board of Trustees approved a proposal authorizing the con- struction of Child Care Centers at all eight of the community colleges in the district. The site of Valley's future Child Care Center will be in Parking Lot D near Ethel Avenue and Oxnard Street. At this time the Community College Outreach Program reached a high point in success as it expanded its program to community members who, for one reason or another, could not attend Valley Col- lege. The Outreach Program was initiated by Dr. Koltai, who sought to increase the availability of the community college system. Valley recognized the existence of the energy crunch, which imposed a cutback on energy consumption by 20 percent, by cutting back on lighting, heating, air conditioning, and even hot water tem- perature in the restrooms. A computer carpool system and a better RTD system to Valley were also researched for application at Valley in light of the oil crisis limiting the availability of gasoline. The oil crisis, Watergate, the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon, local politics, Women's lib, and many other topics occupied campus forums. Speakers included Congressman james Corman CD-22nd Districtj, 'john Schacter, president of the Southern California Chap- ter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Frank Wilkinson, director of the Na- tional Committee Against Repressive Leg- islation. As if in answer to a need for innovative projects to be developed after those which had recently become reality, Dr. Horton met for the first time on Feb. 25 with members of the Los Angeles Valley Col- lege Historical Museum Committee to discuss plans for the creation in Valley's library of a museum containing the history of the San Fernando Valley. A few of the major problems on campus this spring, including the eternal, infernal parking problem, which was aggravated by construction of a drainage conduit, and the raising of questions concerning aca- demic freedom when a Valley student came into conflict with a professor and was temporarily suspended. But, no less noticeable was the outbreak of flesh- flashing "streak" freaks who caused many a double take on the grounds. No sooner had the new craze broken out upon the college scene when great numbers of Valley students joined in. As always, through the entire semester, the A.S. Council was busy bearing the yoke of leadership. Among the many appropriations, concerts and speakers sponsored, the council worked aggressive- ly at such problems as open voting, ID card evaluation and sales, and new pro- grams on campus, including Women's Week, Black Cultural Week, and jewish Cultural Week. A major event wrapping up the semester was the 25th anniversary of Valley College which was attended by the pioneers of Valley, including faculty, administration, and students. Among the student guests were student body presidents, editors, and club members from the beginnings of academic excellence in 1949. ll 11910 Lage GFQQP Tales By Vanessa Finan Crown Editor Illustrated by Robert Lachman Crown Chief Photographer Once upon a time in the land of plenty there was an "Energy Crisis." Although it was heralded throughout the land, the people were unprepared for its arrival. It came sometime before sunrise, when the populace was unable to see it. The people looked high and low, although never finding it, they could feel its pres- ence everywhere. The existing rulers, Wealther and Plen- telope, were dethroned and exiled to another time, but swore they would return when the people were ready to abide by their laws, accusing them of bringing the "Energy Crisis" upon themselves. The new ruler was a monarch, who soon appointed the Cas Lords to their stations to dictate virtually every facet of the people's lives. Lord Regular placed his beloved Lady Ethel on a pedestal that loomed over the people as she charged them exorbitant prices just to move about the cities. When winter came, the people were only allowed to burn seven logs of wood a day, maintaining a 68-degree temperature throughout their households, and abusers were threatened with fines if they did not comply. Life was hard that winter, for the people could not psychologically accept the ac- I2 climatizing, although their bodies could. Far away in the eighth district was a small kingdom named Valley College. A Monarch ruled there also, but he was kind, and the people barely knew about the new laws because of the intelligent methods the Monarch used to accommodate the changes. A squire in the Monarch's castle named the Average joe knew that changes were being made, but all the king's men made them without upsetting the subjects in the kingdom. "l've heard the torches were replaced with 75 strings instead of the customary 100 strings, but they still seem to burn brightly," he said, "even though half of them were removed from the halls. "The bucket to the well is smaller, and we're not getting as much water as we used to, but I suppose it's just as well," he said. "We wasted a good deal transporting it to the palace. "We also discovered that if we keep the windows washed regularly, we'll only need candles on the walled sides of the rooms to balance the lighting," explained joe. . . . So as the day draws to an end, joe finishes up his final chores, and he never has to worry because there are just a few candles to extinguish. The End Dont For et to Yiirn the Li his The Beginning. Whereas some toothpastes can boast up to 20 percent fewer cavities, Valley Col- lege can boast of using 46 percent less energy. The state of California and the eighth district Community College Board of Trus- tees demanded a 20 percent energy reduc- tion, with Valley complying with and doubling the requested cutbacks as early as last April. Even with the addition of the new VVomen's Gym, Valley is still a district leader in curtailing energy consumption. A bulb-snatching corp of men, spear- headed by plant facilities director julian Berko, were the working nucleus who customized the school to accommodate the energy impoverished conditions that hit the state full force last fall. The plant facilities staff scoured the campus, scrubbing away all the superflu- ous energy being wasted on empty build- ings and by cutting down on the Broad- way-lighted hallways and the tropic- heated, arctic-cooled classrooms. Visual cutbacks were seen throughout the campus as the staff proceeded to replace 100-watt bulbs and fluorescent lamps with 75-watt lights. Heating and air-conditioning were used less frequently, and 68-degree tempera- tures reigned supreme throughout the college. Electrician Fred Ortiz replaces fluorescent tubes with tubes of less wattage to help cut back on energy consumption. I3 Hall lighting was cut in half, with every other fixture beaming, and although it wasn't compulsory, many teachers taught their classes with alternating rows of lights turned off. The electric water coolers in the hall- ways were unplugged, and unless students cooperate and stop turning them on, the staff might be forced to remove the cording, caushing unnecessary tax dollars to be spent, said Berko. The temperature of hot water in the restrooms has been reduced 10 percent, along with the water pressure. Valley has also conserved on human energy, Berko said, explaining that timers were bought forthe lawn sprinklers which liberated his crew from the cumbersome task of watering themselves by turning on the individual systems. However, his staff has more work to do now than in the past. Continually search- ing for new ways to curtail energy con- sumption, they have discovered if fluores- cent light fixtures are kept clean and the tubes are removed when their ends start greying, this will provide 50 percent better lighting. During their investigation, the plant facilities staff have accumulated some helpful hints for administrators as well as students, said Berko, On bright sunny days, he suggests that 14 Thomas Rukivina prepares piping for a wall heater in one of the many campus bungalows. J.,- Turning down the air-conditioners to save on energy, George De Smet cuts back on the hungriest energy eater of all. Wayne Randall adiusts the hot water temperatures, while VC students learn to acclimatize to 68-degree temperatures. 3? 1 ---L......,. George Palovitch works on the electronic lighting control circuits throughout the campus. teachers turn off the two rows of lighting nearest the windows, asserting that avail- able lighting would be sufficient for class- room procedures. Primarily, Berko emphasized, the staff would like to equip the rooms with light and heating timers regulated on an hourly basis, supplying forgetful faculty members with an insurance policy so the energy rates won't go up. lt's become the staff's second nature to turn out any lights in rooms that are unused, said Herko. Currently, custodians only light the room they are working in during the after-hours cleanup, while the rest of the building is dark. "Even with utility cost increases, we feel that with our conservation programs, we are holding the line on our energy expen- ditures," said Berko, emphasizing that the upcoming sweltering summer months would prove to be the hungriest energy eaters ol all. Valley Colleges president, Dr. Robert Horton, was among the first to experience a lighting reduction in his office, and the faculty had to tote home some of their convenient, yet energy-eating, appli- ances. lierko is very optimistic because of the cooperation received from all. Oh, but lust one more thing, he said ' "Don't forget to turn off the lights." ll fi i i i 4 , l i 5 Julian Berko, plant facilities director, discusses areas for possible energy cutbacks with electrician Fred Ortiz. i...A UUIE sit? I 3 ' President for 'Respunsi E Eu ernment' By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman During confrontations with the Associated Students Organiza- tion Council of Spring 1973 a large contingent of students debated the lack of proper representation for minority factions at Los Angeles Valley College.. Their struggle to create the offices of commissioner of Black studies and commissioner of Mexican-American studies was voted down by the existing council. The dissatisfied contingent, seeing a need to further its goals and ambitions, crystalized into a prominent student power. They organized a slate and regarded themselves as United Students for a Responsive Government. From there, the voting student body chose to staff the council with all but two slate candidates. Serving as a nucleus of that group was a certain young lady who at the time served as president of MECHA. Une recall election and 59 headaches later she was voted into the office of AS, student body president for Fall Semester 1973. For the first time in her career, jo Anne Orijel was a winning number on the roulette wheel of politics. "I believed that a different attitude in government was necessary, and that I had the ability to do the work," explained the 24-year-old Virgo. "The position of leadership is a hard one, and it becomes 10 times harder when you become a leader of leaders," said Miss Orijel. During her experiences while working with fellow council members, Miss Orijel found each one to be a strong leader. However, the Latin-American studies major does not plan to pursue a career in politics. With a Mexican-American heritage Miss Orijel aspires to become a teacher of Latin-American studies. The key influence in this decision was Valley College's Manual Rodriguez, asso- ciate professor of Spanish. "lt was Dr. Rodriguez's teaching and his absorption in his subject that really encouraged me to change my major," explained Miss Orijel. The former nursing major exhibits a desire to work with Mexican-American students through counseling. Already, Miss Orijel has received a reputation as being a competent student adviser for her efforts in Valley's student advisers office. 16 Student Body President Jo Anne Oriiel, competently mastered the techniques of parliamentary procedure while holding her office. Open council discussion led to student unity and campus improvements throughout the fall semester. iii Massive arches dominate the architecture ofthe San Fernando Valley Mission. Miss Oriiel interprets the mission as being a representative symbol ofthe Valley. Miss Oriiel explained that when counseling Mexican-Ameri- cans who did not have the right attitudes impressed upon them at an early age, she attempts to revamp their philosophies and enhance their aspirations. Along with her professional interests, Miss Oriiel enjoys singing, drawing, and writing. The San Fernando High graduate held the position of editor of the school's literary magazine, "Tiger Tales," for two and a half years, Through this experience she found, "Sometimes it's hard to translate my feelings to paper, but other times it's my only recourse," As early as the middle of the fall semester, Miss Oriiel recognized that "This school has really been an experience for me. It knocks the idealism out of you." Miss Oriiel initially became involved with student government because she believed the most important thing was to achieve an avenue for student involvement. While in office Miss Oriiel has enlarged her former philosophy and found the real back- bone of her efforts to be in the promotion of such an avenue and to gain the interest and help of Valley College students. I T J ' Zu' l TQ 5 i' .55 "l have a rich heritage, "said Miss Oriiel, who emphasizes the educational experience the San Fernando Mission affords. , as Bobbie MC Ghfe David cnurchiii Q wiki t 'ff' ' ,H I .l ,E W .V H 5531:-t Y ,il ,. :I , f - 5 - " .- - ' 1 ' A n i r gg Elaine Eddy Jim we g 1 i S 5 f .i rfb e 1 f 11- f -ee G . .f .Si Hector Grillone Barbara Branson . , QA: Valerie Little Alex Hampton Yocee Recktman A S COUNCIL The Slate and its Fate By Wm. L. Crawford Illustrated by john Rosenfield The Executive Council of Fall 1973 actually began before the elections were held. With the exception of only four members, the entire working A.S. Council, headed by JoAnne Orijel, ran on a slate called United Students for a Responsive Govern- ment. The main objective of the elected US mem- bers was open communication and, along with the four non-slate members the Council, reflected a refreshing openness and display of concern as the semester began. Vice-President Eric Thompson, eloquently soft- spoken, is a music major at Valley. His chairman- ship of the IOC included the direction of the underprivileged children's Christmas Party and an attempt to re-evaluate the paid ID. Another of Thompson's projects while in office included the continuation of the Teacher Evaluation Committee in conjunction with Tau Alpha Epsilon, of which he is a member. The general aims of Mitch Harmatz, A.S. Treas- urer, included "the efficient direction of A.S. funds." Harmatz focused his attention on such projects as the funding of the recreation center which is under construction in the basement of the Campus Center. Chief justice Bill Nelson was also a council returnee who felt that his wide experience as past commissioner of elections and also AMS president would help him bring more participation to the Associated Students Supreme Court. Nelson also extended his efforts in the area of constitutional revision in the judicial branch. The progression of construction in the recreation room project and increased concern for the needs of handicapped students on campus were the main interest of Commissioner of Campus Improvements David Churchill. Churchill's constant interest in campus activities was not hampered by his confine- ment to a wheelchair, and he was often found spearheading such action as the students' plea to rescind a tobacco sale ban on campus, Churchill said, "l'm majoring in psychology because I must learn to rely on 95 percent brainpower and use only five percent physical strength." Commissioner of Elections Hector Crillone handled the elections for fair representation seats on Council and the spring general elections efficiently, although hampered by a late start. The third semes- ter T.A. major was appointed to his office in the fall upon the resignation of the initial elected officer. "l gave Mr. Cicotti a hard time and kept him on the edge of his seat, but everything turned out all right," Crillone said. Alex Hampton ran for the office of commissioner of evening division "to give the evening student a fair shake." One of Hampton's goals was to establish a permanent stationary suggestion box for night student use. Another goal was to form a committee to improve campus nighttime lighting. However, the energy crisis took precedence. On Council, Hamp- ton did become deeply involved with the imple- menting of the office of jewish Ethnic Studies on Council. Commissioner of Fine Arts Bill Lamphar felt Valley College should act as the cultural center for the community. He was also interested in the evaluation of the A.S. constitution and was instru- mental in the establishment of a standing evaluation committee. Lamphar also worked diligently in the creation of an improved speaker series. Manuel Suarez joined the US slate because he "didn't feel the A.S. council was representing the whole student body in the previous semester." Suarez was elected to council as AMS president and took an interest in supplementing the educational process with a relevant and enlarged speaker series. Suarez was forced to resign his post due to Dersonal problems near the end of the semester. The office was filled by journalism major james Wenck, who was elected by a two-thirds majority of the Executive Council. As commissioner of public relations, Barbara Branson's main project was to form a committee to study publicity problems on campus. One of her main objectives was to establish a standing weekly press conference between Council and campus news media. Commissioner of Social Activities Yocee Recht- man brought musical groups to campus last semes- ter, as well as a magic show. His main concern, however, was to "listen to all sides concerned" on council matters. He also chaired the Governmental Convention established by council. He said of the semester's action, "Even with a great many factions involved, we still accomplished much." Bobbe McGhie was concerned with setting up a child care center, which came closer to reality than in the five previous years. She was also involved with the establishing of a babysitting co-op on campus and the furthering of the Women's Rights cause. "Special concern for the cries of Women's Liberation and what it ultimately means - that's what l've worked for," said Ms. McGhie of her term of office. Commissioner of Scholastic Activities Valerie Little worked diligently with a scholarship and grant revision committee and in organizing the annual Dean's Tea. Sonya Loya studied the funding problems of the Women's Athletic Department as Commissioner of Women's Athletics and the Commissioner of Men's Athletics, Ben Cheng worked to build Valley's sports ernhusiasm with the aid of bigger and better pep ra ies. ,Commissioner of Records Elaine Eaddy, along with her regular recording duties, was instrumental in the organization of the alumni homecoming. The office of Executive Council Parliamentarian went unoccupied for nearly half this semester. lt was finally filled when Brian Dennis was appointed. Dennis showed enthusiasm and the required objec- tivity in his term and also served as Associate justice of the Supreme Court. Two new offices were added to council at the beginning of the fall semester. They were the offices of Black Ethnic Studies, held by Robert Wise, and Chicano Ethnic Studies held by Salvador Barrios. Wise was, unfortunately, forced to resign his office near the close of the semester due to a personal tragedy. The ethnic offices on council were un- precedented at Valley and served to inspire the request for the office of jewish Ethnic Studies. F' ,IL if g-,. ,','1,'x 'xf,.f 1' Q4 gf xjiyiy 7-7 1 !'f'xf '--, fx 5 ' 'A fr ,fif-M5 X 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . f 1 1 1 1 K 1 1 1 1 , . 1 1 1 -RIOMPSCN 1 1 1 1 1 1 'QI A- 1' Y ga, 4 4 4 , ' - -Q .1 FOR 'PRES- GN V. P- C A F E T E R I A -' fwfwfffmf Wfffillfffwififff WZWWQ 1 ,zzmgfgffmifww Af 20 QAMPU5 CENTER W ff ffff O . xx J- Sverunseu AVery Good Year By Margot A. Meyer Illustrated by Robert Lachman Generally speaking, 1973 was not the most profit- able year for a certain vice-president of national renown. But for Eric Thompson, Associated Student vice-president for Fall 1973, the year brought the A.S. presidency for the spring semester. After completing his first semester in student government office in january, Thompson, a soft- spoken music major, has discovered an acute addic- tion to political life on campus. The A.S. presidency will enable him to follow through on plans that were set in motion during the fall semester, and initiate new programs for campus and community improve- ment. Born and raised in the farming community of Fairmont, Minn., Thompson left high school to enter the service when he was 17. He came to the West Coast in 1965 and has attended Valley for four semesters. As a music major Thompson is attempting to improve and perfect his skills on several instruments and in the area of composing. "Music is like any other parallel art.field," he said. "First, you have to learn to be a craftsman. Then, when you become competent, you can adequately decide whether you want to be an artist." fi eff Channelled into the political vein through his concern for the Music Department at Valley, Thompson's ambitions increased with his involve- ment and were given a boost when he won the vice- presidency last year. "I had a multitude of aims by the time I decided to run for vice-president," said Thompson. "One was to increase communications on campus, tearing down the walls, so to speak." Another goal that the 33-year-old president brought with him to Spring A.S. Council was the idea of increasing the worth of the student ID card by increasing its benefits. Thompson said that he would like to "give some kind of discount to the students for purchases in community stores, as well as on campus." This effort would promote close communications with the surrounding community. To upgrade and encourage a liaison between -the community and A.S. Council, Thompson created the appointed position of community coordinator. Two more objects of business that Thompson hopes to finish are tying down the ends of a teacher evaluation taken by A.S. Council during the pre- vious semester and completion of a constitutional review. Among his goals for the spring semester, Thomp- son plans to investigate forms of comprehensive health insurance and a possible meal ticket that would give paid ID holders a discount in the campus cafeteria. Also in the beginning stages is the estab- lishment of a women's self-help clinic. He expects that a major portion, if not all, of these projects will be accomplished before the year is out. Voter turnout is usually a cause for concern in student government elections. And this year's elec- tions proved no exception. But signs of concern did surface over the outbreak of war in the Middle East during several A.S. Council meetings. Although no formal action was taken by the council, more than 1,200 students signed a petition protesting Arab aggression in Israel. To Thompson this "gesture of feeling and moral outrage" was very significant in measuring the sensitivity and concern of the Associated Students. More students signed the petition than had ever voted in an election since Thompson has been at Valley. In an attempt to learn the 'craft' of being a politician, Thompson hopes that he can avoid symptoms of a popular occupational disease - Presidential Impeachitis. As a music maior, Thompson discovered the demanding hours of practice he must put in each week. Carolynn Kaiser Perry Netter 'X Beatrice Fortson We Mitch Harmatz ...,f" Mark Van Proyen "L-gpm, es Sloane 22 Cheryl Smith Ami Gordon J, S-fir-XDSZA .15 Y-"ky-' STUDENTS FUR ,Q .M By Michael Hudson Illustrated by john Rosenfield For two semesters in a row a group of students who banded together to form a political slate have captured a majority of the Associated Student Council seats. Last May, the U.S. iUnited Studentsl slate put up candidates for all 16 of the A.S. Council seats. lSince that time three more seats have been added to council. The seats are commissioner of Black, Chicano, and jewish ethnic studiesi Of the 16 who ran, 12 were elected. This semester the slate was entitled RSVP lRe- sponsible Students for Valley's Progressj, and it ran 13 candidates for office. Of those, 10 were elected. Their slate took 10 stands. . . . to work creatively to increase the A.S. in- come so that each Valley student would derive more benefit . . . to initiate an objective review of the consti- tution . . . to protect the Valley students' mandate that each ethnic department be represented adequately . . . to propose formation of a women's self-help clinic run by Valley students . . . to be receptive to the voice of Valley stu- dents through public meetings and more viable communication with council . . . to require each ASO commissioner to estab- lish a task force committee of students to augment progress . . . to insure a base for a permanent evaluation to help students in registration . . . to inquire into cafeteria policies, especially pricing and quality . . . to initiate a Valley College car pool ...and to establish a Valley community co- ordinator to increase communication between Val- ley College and the community All members of the slate have indicated that they will support these motions in council. Alex Hamp- ton, vice-president, said that by the end of the semester he wanted to act on every one of these motions, either to have them in effect, to have them come before council, or to put them on the ballot before the students. David Churchill, incumbent commissioner of campus improvements, wanted to end the present method of posting announcements and worked to establish two kiosks, pillars 6 to 8 feet tall to display posters. Cheryl Smith, commissioner of scholastic activi- ties, wanted to make more students aware of what A.S. funds are available. Mark Van Proyen, commissioner of fine arts, said, "l want to bring to this campus films that have not been shown in commercial theaters." He worked to accomplish this goal with the help of Pat O'Brien, the chairman of video at Cal Arts, Bill Boritz, who is with the L.A. Film Co-op, and Fidel Danieli, Valley instructor of art. Ralph Griffin, Evening Division commissioner found out the average age of the night student at Valley, so he could plan activities valuable and interesting to these students. Alex Hampton, vice-president, had many projects involving Valley students. One of the projects will get the student in the stomach. Hampton worked to see a kosher style deli added to the cafeteria, and a 10 percent discount to all students holding paid lD's with purchases of 50 cents or more. Peg Foster, chief justice of the student court, was bucking, along with the rest of the RSVP members, for an "objective review of the constitution by the entire council." Carolynn Kaiser, AWS president, worked toward establishing a health referral service on campus to handle women's health problems, and Ms. Kaiser also supports the campaign promise of RSVP to propose a women's self-help clinic. lirn Wenck, AMS president, planned the second annual "World Pinball Championship," and estab- lished a men's health referral clinic through the AMS office. Brian Dennis, commissioner of elections, worked to promote an open, fair student body election at Valley. Lester Sloane, commissioner of public relations, worked toward getting the message to more VC students about the various activities that concern them. By making more effective use of the facilities on hand, he hopes to reach more people. He seeks better use of the various marquees on campus, more effective use of LAVC, and better distribution of the weekly student bulletin. Sherry Ann Tow, commissioner of social activi- ties, worked to implement more cultural entertain- ment on campus. "I would like to bring the student back to the campus through things like dances and concerts," said Ms. Tow. Karen Bird, commissioner of women's athletics, worked toward establishing a chapter of California Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Valley. Beatrice Fortson, commissioner of Black ethnic studies, worked toward giving more information to minority students concerning their futures. "I have started to meet with some of the Black students on campus. l am trying to interest them in certain activities and encourage them to attend. I am also trying to promote more Black awareness through Black history to help us get together," said Fortson. Ami Corden, commissioner of jewish ethnic studies, tried to set up information pertaining to Israel and Judaism, to set up a focal point between jews and non-jews. If the total hopes of the Spring '74 AS Council were attained, they would most likely stop the student from just coming to Valley and taking classes, instead, they would be transformed into an integral part of the LAVC scheme. ii. - ip, nil Ei ? An unexpected kiss by Gordie, from the Students for Animals, surprised Richard Zucker. if . - By Elaine Nevelow A llama nibbling an avocado - a Latin American village, huts in the middle of Valley College - Frankenstein going in for a face lift and a teacher dunked so many times he resembled an old worn-out Hrillo pad. Were you one of the hundreds of people swarming over Monarch Square last Oct. 4? lf so, you know that these flashbacks were only a minute part of Club Day, a semi-annual orientation carnival which is held once during the fall and spring semesters. Club Day's annual program involves campus clubs which assemble in Monarch Square, each trying to insure its perpetuaf tion by recruiting new members through informative, interest- ing, and colorful demonstrations, displays, and booths. The 36 clubs that participated in Fall Club Day joined as a unified body to expose a capsulized version of individual club prerogatives and agendas and make them readily available to everyone on campus, Within an unhurried, friendly atmosphere, any interested student could obtain a wealth of knowledge concerning almost any topic by just walking TO steps in any direction. One doesn't ordinarily find that kind of refreshing "down home" attitude and service in this age of time-conscious impersonalization. The quad between the main entrance to the college and the Campus Center stood silent and serene, but within two hours, hundreds of voices, effervescent activity, and brightly colored booths came and went, Enthusiasm on the part of both club members and onlookers ran high. At T1 a.m., it was the pleasureful duty of club representatives to insure that the displays were kept beautiful, and that all fascinated persons were instructed in the intricacies of the club's programs. Some booths were more difficult than others to keep in perfect order. There wasn't much to maintaining mannequins or inanimate objects in "tip-top" condition. However, those clubs that were serving food, were seized upon and kept very busy trying to supply the great demand. Great quantities of cup cakes, cookies, punch, fruit, and ethnic foods passed from club members to consumers, It was a very hectic two hours for clubs with live displays, too. A carnival atmosphere was the central theme of Club Day last fall, which was developed by Club Day Chairman Dale Ma, working in conjunction with an outstanding Club Day Commit- tee. Each club tried in its own way to follow this theme. Three awards were given for "Best All-Around Booth." A round of judges rated the booths according to student body interest, club participation and appropriateness to club aims. Also presentation, originality, quality and general impression. The flow of molecules was dissipated as the hand of the karate student split the one-inch pine board. This demonstra- tion, along with a self-defense exhibition, won the Karate Club first place in the contest, Second place was awarded to the Latin American Students Organization for their expertise in building booths that re- sembled thatched huts with palm leaf roofs. The Latin American festive village lent itself easily to the "open marketplace" atmosphere. Inside the huts, club members were selling fruits, next to the booths were tables with products representative of different Latin-American nations being displayed and sold. Down Hom Ho pitalit Third place went to the Psychology Club for their mind- bending brain-games of perception. These included color wheels, memory drums, mazes, and a test for colorblindness. The man whose leadership, direction, and guidance helped to make Club Day a success was its chairman, Dale Ma, Valley College student. He felt that its essential purpose is to per- petuate club participation, and believes that clubs are still a vital part of college life, After all the students and clubs have packed up and gone their ovvn ways, there was nothing left except a few scattered tables, and some custodians cleaning up the aftermath. But that spirit of high-intensity energy that was exerted by the students transferred itself to each club. Squeeky, a rare hawk, was a guest of the Students for Animals Club. With precision and split-second timing, Lynn Kobayashi struck a blow to Scott McCartor's solarplexis. .li Peggy Frank, president of Valley's honor society, Tau Alpha Epsilon, offers the touch ot her lips tor four bits. TAE, needless to say finished Club Day much wealthier. fdlgwlf BSU displayed many types of cultural dances in front ot their booth at Club Day. By David Thatcher Noah's ark seemed to be unloading near the flagpole. Skiers moved about the lawn as if it were snow. Students gathered around a booth to look up their teachers' photos in ancient issues of "Crown." Scenes such as these were not uncom- mon that spring afternoon called Club Day '74. The theme of the event was "the '50's,f' inspired by the current wave of nostalgia, and the various campus organizations captured the spirit of the era admirably. Booths devoted to this period ranged from a malt shop to a spirited dart-throwing competition. Renee Stonehocker, president of Stu- dent California Teachers Association, out- fitted her members with straw hats, varsity sweaters, and other reminiscent items as they mixed a type of soda meant to remind us of Ozzie and Harriet. From this point the eye naturally stopped at the man approaching with the boa constrictor wrapped around his waist. None other than the 62-year-old naturalist Gypsy Boots, working with Larry Frazin's Students for Animals, proved to the crowd that a snake need not always be feared. Students for Animals sponsor Richard Zucker emphasizes the great deal of plan- ning that must go into one of their productions. "Any group could put together the planning of most of these booths," ex- plained Zucker, "but the number of peo- ple necessary to successfully and safely present our animal projects is seldom known." Zucker and Frazin were largely responsible for their unique club's award of the most unusual presentation two semesters ago. As they explain, Students for Animals is the only club on any campus in the United States with the full- time devotion to the welfare of animals. Another inspiring group was Bruce Creager's Ski Lions and their stunning demonstration of skiing techniques on dry land, Creager said that alot of students are hesitant to join because they feel that they do not know enough about the sport. "Actually, the majority of our people are beginners," said Creager. An exhibit that proved dangerous, but only to its operators, was the journalism club's dart-throwing booth. jim Wenck, member of the Beta Phi Gamma chapter, said that it was fun but added, "at times it was dangerous. Some darts just missed me!" In keeping with the theme of the day, targets of the darts were Communist symbols, reminiscent of the days of Sena- tor joe McCarthy. Some clubs, however, have no link with the '50's. One such is the Newman Club. Ronny Smith, club president, explained that the purpose of the club is service through unity. "Our club is Catholic in orientation, but members of all faiths are welcome," Pat Herrick, club member ,L 1 r. E-r fl v!h!'f-Q . pr Highlighting Club Day was the Floto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band, which blared out everything from classical to contemporary music. Ami Gordon, commissioner ol Jewish Ethnic Studies, munches heartily on his falalel in front of - -f the Hillel Council's booth. Rob Curtis sticks his neck out iand his tonguei with a boa constrictor at Club Day. Snake was a feature of the Students for Animals booth. stressed. The Newman Club, rather than capturing the past, stayed involved in the present and provided free refreshments to those interested in finding out about their various community projects. "One of our most successful projects," Smith added, "is the newspaper reclamation and re- cycling bin at the north end of the campus." A timely group now, but hardly 20 years ago, is The Women's Collective under the leadership of Helen Lemoine. Their link to the '50's was in the sale of such domestic items as potholders. "We can show in this way that a woman's duties are no longer servitude," said chairperson Lemoine, adding, "The domestic arts are truly an art and we are proud of our abilities." Also timely to the social awareness of this day was Emilio Franco's Latin Ameri- can Students Organization and their demonstration of the arts, crafts, and music of the various Latin American cul- tures. The ethnic group was responsible for a fund-raising drive to meet scholar- ship needs of Latin American students. And so it was that Club Day '74 took place this spring. An afternoon to remem- ber for nostalgia as well as the present. Some clubs are for recreation, some for community service, and others are for the development of the members' career goals. But all are for the thousands of students, who on that day may have found them- selves in the teamwork of their friends. 27 4' Free to Be Vardeling down Broadway, Donna Rae Birmer takes in the majesty of Mammoth's landscape. .- Cnqekigf 45:35 - .1 ' f-23512 ' Z QQ' .r5..:3",':.f-.N..: " 41" '3"-L2':'+'1f-.g,- - lfxgflii 1. ,A-, - .-f' u M.,."" J .Tn , ' . ' " -up "1-ffm' rf--,Q:SL'.ff2":'3?" I '1'3'-I"Kl- P1 ' 4- -ff . eu -'- ' "N sg,i'vz,'1f'.--auf 'f.k-PF,-'-r-2 L,- -. Qi, , H , f, 'lf .. -A 1 l Tffvw- J:-, Y., '- ff fx, 7731" . . a 1 -A -1 -9'ff?'1::1-LN? ff "V .: . P' P '59 ' L. V-ga :af-'.-Q15 ffifflfzfaal-,- -' .' -. w we I V ' x -1915,-1f'4Ni,gi-Qfgtsx, - ff wwaa.. A- -f .axe :ul-,-' I . ,411-, ' ' -"A us a. - , V1 ,.-:cv F .Tp-fi"-, ,f 2- ' 'gg 34"-V Q., 1 ' 1- xF'g".gj M -vQ,T.fg.' ' . A... . A D+.. .. k ., .- 1 , oi 1 . V ' iffifizy-1.4 '- "WTA gf' -' if 'bfih"'21ffff1 "1. 'P' ,. 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There would never be a better time than now to make the jump. The only sounds he heard as he started down the run were the whistling of the wind, and the faint sh-sh-sh of the skiis as they glided swiftly over the velvet plushness of the frosty white snow. It was almost as if he were flying. The man and skiis were bonded together as one, and like a speeding bullet he rushed toward the target-The Cornus. The skiis longingly, desperately reached out to grasp their goal, the next instant and it would be theirs. Coming off the jump he soared upward with skiis and body in perfect parallel alignment, winging his way to another world. A sensitive, and at the same instant, exciting world, vibrant and alive. The world from which he had come was deadened by its harsh gray coldness and the tastlessness of its life. But he had escaped that world, if only momentarily, and ventured into this one-an exhilarating, beautiful, and highly sensitive place. He leaned forward, allowing the skiis to flyback, and stretched out his arms like a bird spreading its wings. The tips of the skiis were pointed toward the stars, and he toward earth. Neither was bound for heaven nor earth, both were in limbo, a place where time stands still. Below him the sun was just coming up over the rugged snow- capped mountains. lt peeked through the trees and bent down to gently caress the silky white virgin snow, which glistened like spun sugar under its adornment. Nothing but the brilliant blue sky surrounded him, and the little puffy white clouds floating in it. The crisp early morning air interwoven into the tantalizing scent of the pine trees and the fresh snow drifted up to him, filling his nostrils with tingling excitement. A sudden surge of exhilaration shot through his body, he could hear his heart pounding and the bloodicoursing through his veins. He was free . . . freer than he could ever have hoped to be. And he was alive . . f really alive . . . for the first time in his entire existence. He was coming out of his somersault now, and back into parallel alignment with his skiis. What had seemed like an eternity was merely seconds, for he was now descending rapidly toward earth. Some stout-hearty skiers wre willing to weather a snow blizzard in order to enjoy the benefits of Alta's excellent slopes. ..,-.. X . f x . b. l 5519, 3,1 if ' I 1 .. ax '39 - ,. .fftik-Qi' ,tt I . .AU H," mr. 5, 'I - L is ' ,..'t.ff.'f'fWe ll .. ,. .lu ,I i .-3' -Sffigv .- . . . ,, tt g M... ' i - - gx,,tf-.. JY f 'FV f-T :Z ,fs-r.'g?4.,,.,R, Wu- 1' i 13511. ' ii' . - fe A ' Lip' --gg: gr ,- - 'tit-.gieifw 4 .wla ,N ,. . 1--ffqfe-'. . f-.. 5 1 ga+i'::SZ'i I - xv -1 -. s. -. -1-xl,2,f'. 1 ' ty- Q--,i -Q. 2 gggg,. r , ' . zsggi wf- t : gate i 51. 1 , J.. it 3431- - 0'-.1 . JTI' f-1-x ' 7 'f ffif . , 1-F" g 2 T '55 :lf-'f"-'f-,:-', ' ' 'ff .. i i . 1 4 Cindy Baughman comes off the top As the last rays of the sun shine through the trees, some skiers go up on the chair lift to get in on the last run of the day. of a iump, hoping she'Il land skiis first. Q -1-Hf 1 f, k, .tx 3 . u .4 . - 1 s,' 149, i- Al Tapia retains his grip while foraging up the mountain cliftside, at Stoney Point, Chatsworth. By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman Paul Neal has been forced to concern himself with one of the most important unwritten laws in the constitution governing the wilderness. "If a bear is just about to get your food, you can scare him off - it still belongs to you. But once he has the food, there is no way you can get it back." As president of the newly formed Mountaineering Club, Biology Major Paul Neal, along with the help of fall president and club originator, Al Tapia, saw the year through on the Mountaineering Club's new foundation. Fundamentals of self-preservation in the wilds and camping techniques are discussed and taught at the club meetings, which are held Thursdays at 11 a.m. in Life Science 107. Tapia explained that club sponsor Gerald Bessey strongly influenced the club's organization. Bessey, associate professor of biology, has injected his knowledge of survival in the wilderness into the club's very fiber. Hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and ski touring are the facets of mountain- eering that are practiced in the club. Club members who are active not only with the group, but also on their own time, register indivi- dual likes and dislikes involved in mountaineering. Tapia has just recently changed his major from electronics to outdoor recreation. With a goal set at becoming a park ranger or lecturer and instructor in mountaineering sports, Tapia is experienced in the fields of ski touring, survival instruction and camp- ing, backpacking and rock climbing. The biggest rush Tapia gets from mountaineering is his relationships with people in the wilds. He finds himself to have undergone a metamorphosis that has cocooned into his becoming more self-assured 30 All Campers APE Edible Instructions on howto handle mountain climbing gear is explained by Club President Al Tapia. X 4 and an ability to transfer this into his daily trans- actions in the city. Tapia said, "You find a meadow and the whole thing belongs to you - you don't hear the wind, you don't hear insects, you don't hear people." Club member Philip Deutschle experienced back- packing for the first time with the Boy Scouts of America. Recalling his adventure during his first solo journey backpacking, Deutschle nearly had a mountain lion as a bed partner, Making camp after nightfall, he was unaware of what was beyond the beam of his flashlight. In the morning he awoke to find that he was trespassing on a local mountain lion's territory. Luckily, he was not evicted. Deutschle's biggest fear, oddly enough, is not the elements of territorial wildlife, but the "crazy people" that are frolicking up in the mountains. When journeying away from his camp, he is com- pelled to camouflage his gear, lest some confused campers pass through and confiscate it for them- selves. Neal is a solitary camper. "l guess l'm sort of the adventuresome type. I don't like to have to depend on anyone." He concedes that solo excursions eliminate the hassle of competition which occurs frequently when companions disagree on routes, campsite selections, or scheduled traveling time. "When you're by yourself, you're the leader and the tail end of the party." This enthusiastic backpacker would rather spend the night at the top of a secluded mountain pass than park with the multitude at the foot of the pass. He believes that that little extra effort at the end of the day doubles itself in rewards when it permits him to view a valley painted with a sunrise from a mountain's heights. lt's about this time Dennis 0'Leary begins to think maybe he should take up tennis or a sport that's more down-to-earth. -.15-sa -i - .yt . rl! ,limi Z1 - , , :Jai ,, ,fi 1 r i ,LN 1 , .sin if. ll 9 '-af .E .' .Q ,B . .' I f r , 7 J l -'cx,a',? t .4 He: lv: Working his way out ol a right squeeze, Al Tapia masterfully performs a somewhat dangerous descent between ragged mountain cliffs. A veteran of the john Muir Trail, Neal refers to it as being a zoo or a freeway. He does admit that it was a profitable experience, but sees it as a one-shot deal. Neal genuinely wants all people to take up the art of backpacking, as long as they don't do it at the same time he does. Neal would not exactly qualify as a dedicated disciple of doctrines of Euell Gibbons. Yet, he still is in agreement that "All plants are edible, those that taste terrible, those that don't have any nutritional value, those that taste good, and those that will kill Il If-e ,ff 'C you." When describing one of Gibbons' prescribed beverages, pine needle tea, Neal verified that "lt tasted exactly how it sounds." After a full day's climbing Philip Deutschle scales down a mountain cliff to step onto solid ground. Ng .. ,"lll .' 3'!1.4 Dynamics in anmony 'mfr s-YY! . . ill Terri Freeark, LAVC student, plays passionately for her audience in Monarch Hall, in a scheduled performance. 32 U IIDDL. III II I II II I lg 'l-I. By Michael Hudson Illustrated by Ken Hively The Monarch Hall Concert Series is one of the few continuing programs held at Valley College that strive to give a balanced calendar of events to students, as well as to the community it serves, Theodore Lynn, assistant professor of music, coor- dinates the series working with a budget of about 510,000 annually. With this sum, Prof, Lynn plans, organizes, and books various off-campus profession- als along with faculty members, and student work- shop classes to play in Monarch Hall for the students and surrounding community for free. Prof. Lynn gets off-campus performers through a variety of methods. Some he is acquainted with by reputation, some he knows through studio work that they have done around Los Angeles. He usually books five to seven professional acts a year. The other performance dates in the series are faculty members, or student workshop classes. A highlight from the year's off-campus performers was the Los Angeles Saxophone Quartet. Another was Clark Spangler, who gave a demon- stration of the synthesizer used as an instrument, who was booked by Prof, Lynn because, "he is the person responsible for most of the synthesizer sounds heard in television, movies, and radio." Concert cellist, Dana Ress, appeared at Valley in the fall semester. In his career he has backed such professionals as Tom jones, Harry Belafonte, the 5th Dimension, and was also a part of the Houston Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. The eight-piece Bill Broughan Trombone Ensem- ble, a group that boasts some of the best-known studio musicians around, also performed at Valley. David Pittman Jennings, a member in the Santa Fe Opera Company, one of the most world-renowned avante-garde opera companies in the United States, also performed, The Kanter Woodwind Ensemble, a group of professional studio woodwind musicians, were also featured artists. Brass performances were represented by The Modern Brass Quintet. Another performer in the brass field, Bud Brisbois, is one of the best high register jazz trumpeters in the world, according to Prof. Lynn. As a special concert treat, the High School lazz festival was held at Valley this past year, and it ran for seven hours. DeWayne Fulton, a harpist that gave a perfor- mance par-excellence, also performed at Valley. The string portion of the musical spectrum was represented by Murray Adler. Adler is a well-known studio musician as well as being a traveled concert performer. Every faculty member is involved with the series, in regards to their directing the various workshop bands and groups on campus. Individual faculty members performed four times throughout the year Lorraine Eckhardt, professor of music, was the first faculty member to display her talent. Prof. Eckardt performed a number of classical piano pieces to the critical acclaim of the campus newspaper as well as the audience at large. Ms. Eckardt was the only faculty member to perform during the fall term. During the spring term, there were three performances by faculty members, including a rather unusual event. All 11 members of the Music Department were involved in a recital to raise money to enable the Music Department to award two S100 scholarships to talented Valley music students. Admission was 51. This was the only performance in the yearly series that was not free to all. Eleanor Hammer, associate professor of music, played an organ recital on the "biggest and best organ money could rent," said Prof. Lynn. Dr. Robert Chauls, instructor of music, performed on the piano, and Dianne Sells, instructor of music and a soprano soloist, sang for the last appearance by a faculty member for the year. The remainder of 21 concerts were composed of various student workshop classes on campus that were given an opportunity to showcase their talent. This included three performances by the Valley College Symphony Orchestra, directed by Theodore Lynn. Five performances were given by the Studio jazz Band, as well as two performances when the Studio jazz Band and the Dance Band combined their efforts. Richard Carlson directs the Jazz Band, and Don Nelligan directs the dance band. Six performances of the LAVC Opera Workshop, featured the operas "The Medium," and "Death of the Bishop Brindisif' both by Menotti. Two performances were by the LAVC Wind Ensem- ble, with Irvin Pope directing, plus one performance each by the LAVC Monarch Marching Band, the LAVC Student Artists, and the LAVC Chamber Or- chestra, 33 ,gli The rock band "Hoarde" entertained a large crowd ol students this Spring during a Free Speech area concert. "Blue Heaven" sang everything from rock to folk songs during their concert at Valley College. 33 at Senator Cranston's office. By Michael Hudson Illustrated by Steve Fischer and Ken Hively When a person becomes a member of the armed services of this country he becomes something special. As one branch of the military calls it, "America's finest." But what happens to a person after he leaves the service and becomes a veteran? An event took place in the spring of '74 that brought the American Veterans Movement to the attention of the public. A group of eight veterans, three of them in wheelchairs, took over the offices of Senator Alan Cranston, D-CA, in the federal building on Wilshire in West Los Angeles. The group claimed to be members of the international American Veterans Movement. The occupying group also went on a hunger strike to protest what the international spokesman of the group, Ron Kovic, called three basic demands: . . . an end to the disgrace of the veterans hospitals in the United States, . . . an increase in the rights of all veterans, and . . . the immediate withdrawal of Donald Johnson as head of the federal veterans administration. In an effort to break the back of the strike, Donald johnson traveled from Washington to meet with the disgruntled veter- ans. Attempts at talks between the two factions fell apart when they could not "get together," even though they were in the same building. Johnson claimed that the meeting had to take place on federal grounds, and that Cranston's office was not federal territory. The veterans claimed they could not travel to Beneath the flag of the American Veteran's Movement, Ron Kovic enioys the attentions of an admiring supporter at the end of the sit-in and fast AN INSIGHT TO VETERA 'Nu W Is..--f meet with johnson due to the weakness caused by a 16-day hunger strike. When the meeting finally took place, johnson was the subject of severe criticism and, as quoted in the L.A. Times, at one point felt it necessary to say, "I do not appreciate being accused of coming here to spout lies." johnson stood on President Nixon's record in the area of veterans affairs, saying that veterans' benefits had increased by 56 percent, and that staffing at the V.A. hospitals as a whole had increased by 30 percent with the staffing at the Long Beach facility increasing by 40 percent. But how does that relate to Valley College? There are 4,200 veterans on the LAVC campus. Of that number, about 35 requests a week to investigate some problem concerning veterans, mostly the non-payment of educational benefit checks, pass through the campus vets office each week. But how many veterans have no problems receiving the benefits guaranteed them by law, how many of these requests for investigations are from the same people over and over? One vet, Bob Wasdorp, a student counselor in the veterans office on campus, said the first thing that happens at the Veterans Administration when a request for an investigation is made is that the files of the vet in question are pulled. From there the file could go to other floors or even other buildings. lt is very easy for the files to be misplaced. The question then revolves around how many veterans feel Coordinator of Veterans Affairs John Barnhart explains the intricacies of filing for benefits to a Valley College veteran. V l i ,gn-tQ.Q:'-1-6Hi,..Q:H ,..4d!" I aff they are receiving what they feel to be fair treatment by the governmental machine set up to handle them. The only way to find out is to talk to the man on the street, the "average joe." Below, are the comments of several veterans attending LAVC. One veteran, who prefers to remain anonymous, said he would not like to go to the hospital for medical services because the nurses and doctors don't take a "professional view." "They treat the patients as if they were broken cars in a garage or something." "There is no personal touch," he said. Most of the other vets, when asked about the V.A. hospitals, indicated that they had never had to go to the hospital for treatment. Mike Shemenski says he has had no problem with his educational benefit checks for schooling except for the delay when he 'first signed up for the program. Albert Valenzuela, father of five, said he hasn't had any problem with his checks, either. "Except when my wife gave birth to twins not too long ago, It took a couple of months for the increased benefits to start, but that is to be expected," Valenzuela said. Richard Lorenson and joseph Huerta both said that they have had no problems with their checks. Rick Nemath, one of the supervisors of the LA. County Department of Military Affairs, a veterans' referral service, and a student at LAVC, had a case come up where he needed to have some wisdom teeth pulled. The V.A. hospital put an intern dentist on the job. Not only didn't the dentist put the patient to sleep, he only administered novacaine and broke one of the roots of a tooth he was pulling. The intern didn't bother to correct the situation or tell the patient. The result was a lot of pain, and a job so badly butchered that Nemath had to be referred to a private dentist to fix the tooth. jack Fuller jr., another father of five, said he, too, had had no problem, however, he once went to the V.A. hospital to receive some medical attention. He did not have any l,D. to prove that he was a veteran and was told to go some place else. "Though I'm sure that if I went back there with the proper I.D,, there would be no problem," he said. Out of the eight veterans interviewed, including the vet , , Q v ' my-aff?""Y1 73- ' Barry Leiker receives helpful instructions on lil. ,CH4 ... veteran's benefits from veteran's office clerk s Nettie Cole. -1 working in the hospital, and the counselor at the campus veterans office, five indicated that they were pleased with the service that they had been receiving. Of the other three, one had really had no problem-he just hadn't liked what he had seen-and the other two talked as if the problems that they had with their benefit checks was nothing new. But considering that these men have done a valuable service to all Americans, as well as for national interest, perhaps someday they will be able to boast a 'I00 percent satisfaction, and not the 40 percent disenchantment that there is now. 1 " i f ..r.. qvvontinuilis in MM Null N i 'ir , . c ar. 'QQE K 2601 eff A7- 7f sis ?'w9W"' LOS QQ ,fb , M QQ QQ' -' v ' T' C LLE at: Owe A O J". fl , A-tv-QU -L., c Q, .ff Umar! K' 'T . . I' Q sum' , -74 W ' T. w T zgjlflf ' f T' T T 1 .fs ,if-A gait - , .eff j i '."illl?f.:" -,I ,A I P' !.'x. - kg!-fry,-, '-LV'-1 ni" 'I ' ."' :Fila flu. ' N ll V- this L5 A- "' V Numerous pamphlets and brochures are available at the veterans office to aid veterans with information on financial aid and iob opportunities. 35 , .- "n:r-rr-1qplm'Jj9ga'.'ralgvr1qgiy,,gll' ' V , . .. ,, . X . .,,.l., . ,, n W -'OE r' ff df 9 Wiley, W ll 7 ,Ui-g5.1?f2f ' . ' Tig. .X i W , 'f' ' Y W7-",, ' "A 1 if ef l - 1' 'QQ' ' waiter l. 'fi fffgl .x . Y '-bil, . I- .-jig,-fr ll l lt. -Ili -. ii 5 'i '1 - E l, A' ,-lp! ,X -:g:.l5i,f.f1.bg,::,,i lfl i A ' Ke ' 'zetifla ' il -f ma iq! xr 'Q fi Vi-"W "5 ' 'sf --HK a .. Lg" .f 3'-fffii: ' , ik? :N ,qu va xixql HEI! ,- 1 : A -' 'fr "l,-'ga 7 , 'll 3, fl: ' 'J 536 :ri-L" ,Mfg g 1 .. . . - IE4 Q, . x ' - HI' :AT . V V. ll 1- ' I l Q l 52: l i r 1 -1 -WMM E , Q,-, , , fav' " ew , as ia.. WM fflrfi 'if - A.. 1" 1 C-Edcix Wflln tag the ei ull mtaitel efitavriv By Adrienne Paynter . Illustrated by Mike Russell Valley College is going to have a child care center. Everybody knows that. The Associated Students have provided the money and the plan, the Board of Trustees has approved it- practically no one opposes it. lt's all settled. But there remains one question. When? Nobody really knows that. Red tape can be deadly, consuming valuable years in the life of a woman with young children, a woman who often must Cope with supporting a family in addition to educating herself through a system which is just beginning to acknowledge her special needs. Not every woman can afford to wait. Any number of students who began the campaign for a child care center have been graduated. Many of those presently involved in the project will never benefit from it. And so there are children loitering obediently on steps, occasionally sliding down an irresistible bannister, even waiting in classrooms while their mothers learn- or try to. Svetlana Casey is doing what most children do on campus-she waits 'iv -1 sy ,, ,,, ffl, Helen Lemoine and son Abraham pause between classes. Children are not unusual in LA VC classrooms. 'S K 4- 4 'tar L4 - IK, ,Q 14. .- my ' ' . N x K XXX -:',.,......, 'r J-flllhiiiif-i'3N3.ifv.tYs,,.' I F L.' ' jyv ' ' XX 'MXQ91 '91 -ff whiff f??zg-Q f 56:,2,x':":x'1N J Qivffgygy M, 015 3? X2 A 55 3- r Q ggi Qxg fb-f1Jaj'N rfx I K f -am' , ki N,kZ,31f ' f' x x C4 "Mr NK 3 HQ' W 3 M X F x 'W 'F sqm " A I ,L Arai f--M Xe , 1 Eudfather of Student Al:FElFS Cicotti makes one ol his numerous phone calls in the interest of Valley College students. 7 -vp. A I " Tai"-1 .gf r ' -,Wi ig. , if-5-t sal. Y Y ,, i,p', ' I i ' . "qs: - V .f, ,.- 32... , , i Ar I ' Y, alt: it if qi . 3 w ff .,.i 4 if . if X ,H ,Xt ii. 41 'Kit Written by Lewis S. Snow Illustrated by Greg Moreland There have been countless ace pitchers in the annals of baseball the past century - Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Walter johnson, Satchel Paige, Sandy Koufax, Bruno Cicotti . . . Bruno Cicotti?? Well, almost. Cicotti, now coordinator of student affairs, was a 24 year-old returning veteran that Summer of 1957 He had just completed a 6-3 season at Valley the year before and was one of Los Angeles State's top athletes that year. The chance came - an offer to sign with the Brooklyp Dodgers. For personal reasons, he turned the "Bums" down, but baseball has always been his first love. "The Godfather," as he is jokingly called by his associates, later became the first alumnus to return as an instructor in 1961 - you guessed it, as a baseball coach, assistant coach to Charlie Mann, his mentor when he starred at Valley. Cicotti continued in that capacity until 1965 when he became top baseball banana, replacing Dan Means. In 1971, Bruno reached the pinnacle of his coaching career, a conference championship. During that decade, Cicotti also helped coach the basketball squad. "Five years ago," says Cicotti, "I'd say that I would probably die on the diamond," But the gods would not have that in mind for the tough little right-hander from Providence, R.I. The "Big B" became P.E. Department chairman in 1967, and, as he puts it, "I got a taste of administra- tive responsibility - and liked it." Quickly, Cicotti moved up the administrative ladder: coordinator of the Narcotics Information Center, coordinator of Evening Division, and his present post, coordinator of student affairs. "This job's very likeable because of the people I work with . . . the staff, and, sometimes, the students." It was during Bruno's first days on the job that his "Godfather" image came into full bloom. "We were used to a nice, quiet office," explains Ruby Zuver, assistant dean of Community Services. "One day during his first week, he comes charging out of his office, blows a whistle, and yells 'All right, everyone up against the walll' From that day on . . . " That incident, added to and embellished by his Italian heritage and imaginative friends, have given him the "Godfather" moniker. "lt's something we all can have fun with," Cicotti says, although his Marlon Brando poster, "Official Mafia" plaque, and assorted knick-knacks do nothing to downplay the image. This is not to give the impression that Bruno sits at his desk all day, speaking with a gravely voice and guarded by two amici with machineguns, his chair is barely worn in as he scrambles from committee to committee, finance to budget, ad- visory to athletic meetings. Bruno's had his problems, though. "I don't like to make people feel unhappy, I like to make them feel at home," he says. "But sometimes I just get too involved," The baseball umbilical still hasn't been cut, though. Currently, Cicotti is commissioner of the California junior College Baseball Coaches Associa- tion, college representative to the Metropolitan Conference, and author of the new state baseball playoff system. He still coaches some baseball, El Camino Real High's entry in the prep winter leagues, but misses the steady duty of supervising horsehide, leather, and wood. A college presidency is Cicotti's next goal, but they just may have to invent a new name for it when he arrives, What an impression he'll make - wearing cleats and a baseball uniform, guarded by two machine- gun-carrying "Mafiosos." Who knows - the "godfather" may set education ahead 50 years. A day s work done, Cicotti relaxes with his wife, Carol amidst the dusk rays of the sun. Cicotti, former head coach of VaIley's baseball team currently coaches his son Brad's team, the "Yankees.' By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman Ah, to be a photographer. A life of Riley. All you have to do is click the shutter, and you've got it made. If you think these are the qualifications for newspaper photojournalists, you're material for a good argument with Los Angeles Times Staff Pho- tographer Bill Varie. But before you attempt to knock down the walls of lericho, perhaps a little insight into the day and the life of Bill Varie will cure you of the deadly snapshot disease. Eight a.m. Assignment: photo story on the Am- track train system. lf he decides to accept-of course he does, considering that photo stories are his forte. In his car, equipped with the latest model in police radios, Varie leaves his Agoura oasis and heads up the coast to an Amtrack train station in Oxnard. His main objective is to photograph the train enroute, therefore necessity demands that he find a picturesque setting. Traveling up the coast, it soon becomes evident that the professional makes more stops than a Greyhound bus. While looking for the perfect location, the keen- eyed photographer saw two repairmen working on the Amtrack rails, which in a matter of hours, would be occupied by the train. Taking into consideration another possible aspect of the train system, he proceeded to pictorialize the repairmen's efforts on film. "The thing about a photographer is he should always be open minded and always accept and observe things that he doesn't plan on because those usually will make the best pictures," said the Valley College instructor of photography, Talent seems to run in the Varie family. So does iournalism. Wife Patricia is a reporter for the Valley News and Green Sheet. Photography is in the Mind Varie stops to include an Amtrack railway repairman in his photo essay. 40 "lt's just a matter of what I call, and what I teach, 'seeing imaginativelyf Seeing in terms of a picture. The whole thing is in what you see," he stressed. "The way I teach photography, technique is very important, but it's only a tool. Everything else is in the mind. So, once you have the technique, then it's up to your mind to create something. Then use your body and your camera to come up to what your mind has created." Three hours and several stops later, the pho- tographer decided on a location which he felt was effective background area for the train. The assignment was more or less stabilized, and with the permission of good weather, virtually no elements disrupted the assigned shooting. However, Varie explained that assignments often had to ac- commodate unforeseen disruptions. He said ele- mental factors such as weather, misinformation, and unexciting surroundings often limited a photograph- er and his pictures. Working under the doctrines of professionalism, the photographer explained when elements prevent him from competently fulfilling his assignments, a degree and understanding of respect is practiced among employer and employees in the professional media. "There should be a degree of respect as far as employee and employer relationships," he said. "The employer knows that you're going to do the iob and do it well. But at the same time, there are certain circumstances that prevent one from doing a good job, and it's not the photographers fault." The talents and experience of Bill Varie are not reserved solely for the professional media. Students enrolled in his Photography 23 class would be the first to appreciate this situation. As a photography instructor, Varie explains the "best education for photographers is taking pictures and wanting to be a good photographer. "lf you want to be a good photographer, you're never going to really be happy with your product, and you're continually going to be striving for a better product," he said. "Youfre going to be self- examining yourself all the time, striving for some- thing better with every picture." After fulfilling his responsibilities to the L.A. Times and teaching, Varie manages to devote time to working on a book. Amazingly enough, the subiect matter is photography. No one could argue that the photographer has a hard time getting along with reporters. Why, he even went so far as to marry one. His wife, Patricia, is a reporter for the Valley News and Green Sheet. Since meeting his wife at San lose State College, where both were studying journalism, a third mem- ber has been added to the family. Cara, their white German Shepard dog, rules over the Varie domain in Agoura. A talent in her own right, Cara is credited with many professional quali- ties revered in the dog world. Varie explained her vast realm of talents, include sitting down, shaking, rolling over, opening Christmas presents, and "when I want her to, we can howl together," he said. However, Cara has her price. "Her price is a people cracker. They have people crackers in various shapes," the photographer ex- plained. "They have mailmen, firemen, and police- men. I think she likes the policemen most." Having a darkroom available to him at all times, Varie finds it easier to make his deadlines. U I. . 4 'i S . if V25 i af lf V L if X 3 I gif. Discussing standard dissection procedures, Samuels and zoology student Bill Jones study the skeletal anatomy of a shark cadaver. By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Robert Lachman Different people possess different talents. Some are blessed with the capability for making music. Many manipulate words to make them come alive, while others excel in the study of foreign languages, mathematics and science. Hut certain people are endowed with a very special faculty for helping others. Such is the case with Edward Samuels, associate professor of biology. A man who loves his students as much as he loves his subject, Samuels has devoted himself to helping others realize their own potential for success. He wants his students to learn. So, they do. Whether he is in the lecture hall, the bio-tutorial lab, or on a field trip, the professor works to give his instructional technique a more intimate kind of appeal. "The instructor has the responsibility of making the material interesting," he will say. "lust because the subject is rigorous it doesn't have to be sour. My objective is to give selection within a conventional but elastic framework." Recently, Samuels adopted the view that the textbook has become less important. "The textbook is now more of a reference than a primary source. The average text reads like an encyclopedia. lt's much too impersonal," he said. "Fortunately the Bio-l program has a multifaceted emphasis." In addition to the individual attention Samuels is always willing to offer, the student has access to a supplementary tutorial laboratory guide, Scci EU I3 :Big ll EHTIUEIS written by the professor, along with many slides, tapes, and films. Believing that the foremost responsibility of science is to distinguish between facts and assumptions, Prof. Samuels en- courages the curious mind. "Today students ask questions and they want answers," he will say. As his students well know, all questions are answered in the style that made him popular. Although he is soft-spoken and gentle, Samuels' manner is marked by authority, never austerity, directness, rather than uncertainty. So successful is Samuels' technique that he almost entertains his students, "even while examining the intricacies of the DNA," as one enthusiastic student puts it. The professor looks forward to the day when all students will have a practical knowledge of biology. "Biology is not for an elite minority," Samuels commented. "People must know the biology of all that surrounds them. In essence, we must attain a sophisticated level of biological literacy." In this way Samuels feels that society may provide for the continuing value of culture. Since coming to Valley College in 1963, he has made tireless efforts to give Valley's biology program increased relevance. "Since World War Il, we have witnessed a tremendous explosion of information. More than ever, the professional educator is very vulnerable. He can no longer keep up with the facts, per se. It is increasingly the concepts, rather than just the facts," states Samuels. Wednesday afternoons Samuels takes a break from the classroom to participate in faculty volleyball games. Q' H-.jump b i Y ,,-- ' J,-'4 ... ',,.. 4 -- -J,,.,3',,-" ,,, - -5-" - f'.,-f---- f- ,f 1'- ,' ,- 9, ,. 1 -4 - ara- rj-'.. J. .. ln-, r'.,g-- f - ff" Q-:,4,1,,.. A man of far-reaching ideals, the professor does not reject the feasibility of a "Colden Age of Learning." "lf man collectively decides to utilize the knowledge and educational resources at his command, this will occur," he asserts. "But, this can never happen if education, as an institution, continues to come under attack." More specifically, Samuels notes, "if you cease to trust the professional educator, if you tie him up by demanding that he conform to an unbending, outmoded, and ritualistic education- al format, we will lose sight of that 'Colden Age."' Samuels emphatically maintains that "the good life is just around the corner." With dedicated professors like Samuels helping students round that corner, it very well may be. -l - -nun.,-5. 'U-1 -v "'w YD: On a field trip to Malibu canyon, Samuels examines two specimens found in a shoreline tidepool. Reading up to four hours per night in order "to keep up with the onslaught of increasing information," Samuels subscribes to a variety of educational publications. -ar., -l Samuels spends many hours collecting, shooting, and editing material for 8mm biology films. 43 ,ayqkcl eww. H +,.. is .S ML ' ' V - 1 . ,E , ,S S. .. . A.- 'I:"'g lx" " " 'f,f'QF1.'7 1"f'Q1-31-yah ve- f 1 q 5, ' 'ft"!5:,x'W ' , ' Q- H.-.w ,. ,, hula? 4 V-?N,g'.' -. ,.. . - , 1.34--j',,' '.,. , f.. ,l.,'r'- h , --,'- . , '.,' 'T 151'-' 5 jx -,"'in "-, ' Mt . 'Q 1 ,Q 7-1 J 'sg 15 ' fuf,a:,'fff -1155 Sag. Q.. :EA-S. .-- '-,Shi -.-. . , 1 'R -E " xx' . ., ., y',E ., ,, N v '- wk? ,v, ey: fl 5. M Y: .. .A f um- ji? ,ar x jx ? ' ,spfff ! " "Nils Ig' , Q . A N v I X -. 1 x ' x N 3' 5 ' Q 5 5 A1 .1-M ' ' 'V hx Qw- rl' w V 0 w. in Q fs 'T 5' , K4 Q Sassy., 1. . ri r 5 xq , sl! X, - S AL wa 1 ,. A ,C 1 . I 1 1 ' gpsu of 1 ' M , . . .1g,16zg." 11 bw., 1 A 44 lid : 'BATH--1, 94 ' . -. .v 4 S. f ' J., .sl 'O 0, f. F i - ' ' "' I ,' .,f f.- Q - 'M' 1' Tx' ':':':' dn' ftldzlv- 'P'-a":o" 5.154 ' gi '.4g'.a.'w-i bl! 1.4- 1 up . . 4 1 0 ' H' ."xf, nY'ti,' 'V' .:2'ws,w m.Llen.l f,L'4'7'.' '.1'A"- f ' 'et " gl ii 1,5 Lat . .uni tffxs 'K r 'lava ,H -QM, rw-., 4 5 1' L.-I fs, H my If "' A.. ' I :Q-, ! .qw 1+ , "N Q .r .. .,M"'l" gg! W ,..,1!. 1 1 q M f' Rf Q 51 'uf r . .H iv lf: K Q ,"'X , -Sr-fu' - 3 ua -E GI-Iqlc on GD Goaach, GHunt, By Wm. L. Crawford Illustrated by Robert Lachman The humorous manner in which Coach Al Hunt expresses himself must stem from the twinkle found deep in what must be the very eyes of age. When Coach Hunt, associate professor of physical educa- tion, speaks of his years at Valley, he's speaking from 22 years of experience. Coach Hunt has been at Valley since 1951. He came here as an assistant football coach and went on to become head coach in 1952, a position which he retained for 10 years. "That was back in the days when people from nearby ranches would watch our football practice as they sauntered by on horse- back." Coach Hunt has seen many changes in his 22 years at Valley. He has seen the entire San Fernando Valley grow from open ranch land and orchards to a bustling metropolis, packed with apartment build- ings. When the coach moved to the Valley years ago, one of his pastimes was hiking in the nearby mountains. Now he says the nearby mountains are covered with apartment buildings and you have to drive for an hour just to find a decent mountain to hike on. And even then you have to climb right to the top to get above the smog. "l feel I completely underestimated the growth of this Valley. lt's re- markable how it has grown just since the early '50's. When I first came here I used to hunt rabbits in the Tujunga Wash before it was filled with concrete." The Coach also feels he underestimated the growth of enrollment at Valley. "I never expected to see over 10,000 students here in what seemed, back then, to be strictly a rural area." Coach Hunt has not always looked with favor on the growth of Valley College. "The area surrounding the Valley College property grew so fast and walled us in so abruptly that we were bound to suffer for it. Ethel Avenue is a good example of that." From his Coach Hunt is as nimble onthe court as he is in his conversation He loves playing tennis and teachrng rt office the coach has a good view of a large portion of Ethel Avenue. "We shouldn't have that traffic running through our campus. l've seen a few bad accidents and a few near misses on that street." When speaking of near misses, Coach Hunt never fails to mention Valley's prospects on the construc- tion of a swimming pool facility. To him, it seems that the only thing that holds back the construction is an unusually conservative Board of Trustees. "There were three swimming pools on the property when we bought it, but the district decided it would be better to destroy them and build one big pool. lt's been 22 years and still no pool." Another reason the Coach feels that the pool construction has been neglected is, once again, the size of the community surrounding Valley College. "ln many other communities, with colleges to support, the needs of the colleges are under much closer scrutiny and most all their problems com- mand immediate attention. in our community it isn't that the people aren't concerned - they are. It's just that we've grown to such a huge population that many of our campus problems get sidelined in the overall picture of things." Al Hunt became tennis coach at Valley and has remained so for nine years. He played tennis during his college days at Occidental. "ln those days playing tennis was not very lucrative," reflected Coach Hunt. The coach's approach to teaching reflects his own personality. "I just try to make sports interesting and keep it exciting for everyone concerned." The coach's enduring sense of humor emerged again when he spoke of his approaching retirement. "I've been instructing the succeeding tennis coach in major areas of difficulty around here, mainly - which freeways to take to get to our various tennis matches." The coach plans to retire next year and he plans to travel to El Salvador, a small Central American country, where he will live on a coffee farm which is in his family name. Coach Hunt takes an interest in his individual students, such as Slonna Safian, whom he instructs in the correct racket grip. ln motion with the times, Prof. Barlow keeps his classes alert physically as wall as mentally. 'Young eople Keep You Young' By Elaine Nevelow Illustrated by Steve Fischer Bob Barlow has definite ideas about the teacher's role. He lives by the axiom "the key to the students' approbation and a successful career is not to dress or act like students, but just to be sincere and be yourself." Bob Barlow, assistant professor of geography, believes that if the teacher has the right attitude he "can make even the dullest subject exciting." And he tries to keep his geography classes exciting, first, by "looking upon teaching as more than a job," and, second, by "relating the subject to the students and their needs." He stresses that "the teacher must keep renovating the subject every semester so that neither he nor the curriculum becomes stagnant." Prof. Barlow's interest in geography started when he was in the Army. "Primarily, becoming a geography teacher afforded me the opportunity to travel and the chance to meet people, so I just naturally gravitated toward it," he says. Originally, Prof. Barlow was a philosophy major, at UCLA, but changed his major several times. ln 1960, he received a B.A. in geography, and in 1964 he was awarded his M.A. in the same field. After his graduation, Prof. Barlow became a lumber salesman, unhappily, because this job did not let him use the knowledge he had acquired in college. With an M.A. in geography, the major categories one can work in are pretty much limited to writing books or to teaching. Because Prof. Barlow has always enjoyed working with people , 1 ..f 1 l, If 'on . '.o'si,T'l,,-1 A k' U W L . .i ,.. . 1 gl T xo Q N '-..'.g-'i"3.13'1.i' Liu'-is 15 if x--..-'Iii' 'X ll.. ,ggi- -ir: get 'PMN' 'J-4, 'f I-'?b?'.l With golf as a favorite pastime, Prof. Barlow makes ready to putt and prove himself to be an ace-in-the-hole outside, as well as inside the classroom. QAMQ ss, -,i. s H 1. 5 x .Qt and feels that "young people keep you young, alert, and alive," he decided to become a geography teacher. Of course, teachers are much more than just teachers, and Prof. Barlow, no exception, has many other interests. Outside of school, he is a husband and full-time father of four children. An avid golfer, he believes that "golf is more than a game, it's a therapeutic diversion." A dedicated wine collector, Prof. Barlow started collecting California Italian wines as a result of writing a thesis on the wines and their growers. After dating a girl named Lisa for 13 years, Prof. Barlow "finally capituIated" and married her. They live now in North Hollywood and have three sons and one daughter who range in age from 16 to 21. Prof. Barlow was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and was graduated from L.A. High School. He became interested in sports in junior college and ran on the track and field team as a sprinter. Perhaps jokingly, he attributes his running ability to the necessity for speed caused by living in a neighborhood in the heart of L.A. At Pasadena City College and Occidental College he played fullback on the football team. This interest continued in the Army, and Prof. Barlow played halfback on the Seventh Area Command football team. When contemplating his future, Prof. Barlow explained, "I was a professional cartoonist at one time, and I might go back into that field, or I might try being a journalist. But, right now I'm having too much fun teaching." Looking into his crystal globe, Prof. Barlow loresees the format of his students' geography course and a term paper looming in the luture. The earth, as discussed in relation to the universe, promotes endless questions from Prol. Barlow's students. -' S. WW-'3-'.'+w X. Ahilqflz, 55 5, " 1-A s 4 Pl 1 N ,, 'QA -4 arf. ,q,,. fl, ' ' .-fin' ' W. 4,1 an -' if 1.2.-. 1. . ' N "L: ' .-'I ,. '- --, . f ., M ,.'g:-'- -,n ,. v ,, -r X , 4x.. V al J. A 54:1 J' J .71 1 w V r A -Mazed at the Man By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Wes Preston Two words have sprung into a synony- mous existence through student word of mouth at Valley College - Psychology and Pagliaro. A self-acknowledged morning person, Frank Pagliaro, professor of psychology, meets with some of his classes as early as 7 a.m. lf students aren't bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the start, it's guaranteed they will be after the first 15 minutes of his lecture fespecially when he comes up and pounds his fist on your desk - to get a psychological reaction, of coursej. Often, during the semester, Pagliaro will ask, "Do you follow me? Well, here, let me explain it another way." And this is exactly what he proceeds to do. Pagliaro utilizes the techniques of tutors, some- times explaining psychological funda- mentals using as many as five interpreta- tions. This style allows a tailored explana- tion of a subject which adheres to several students' learning capabilities. Pagliaro's Psychology l class flows like Skinner's well-trained rat at a maze en- trance traveling to the center to receive his food. Except that the students' reward is knowledge. For a man who would rather teach than do anything, Pagliaro finds it can be exhilarating and at the same time tiring. L 'V i Fin. "Each class is a personality," Pagliaro explained. A lover of spontaneity, Pagliaro delights in classroom interaction. Also, the size of his classes permits him to know the students on an individual basis. Pagliaro attributes the appeal of psychology to students through their de- sire and need to understand the inter- action between people. "We're fascinated by people. There's nothing more interesting or complex than people," Pagliaro feels. Never one to try to psyche people out, Pagliaro spends his leisure time doing his I- ,,,.,,,,, ,.,. , Prof. Pagliaro spends some of his Q f-f spare time swimming and walking , . " ,Q at Hermosa Beach near his home. f " , ' f ' .gff f . I , 1 -1 ,f Probing behavior set in motion by the mind, Prof. Pagliaro discusses the different philosophies of various psychologists with his students. favorite activities, walking, swimming, and reading. Pagliaro has been teaching at Valley since 1953 and also has raised two daugh- ters, Donna, 25, and lo Anne, 23. He and his wife, Josephine, live in Hermosa Beach where Pagliaro does most of his walking and swimming at the nearby beach. Pagliaro, who more considers himself a man than a psychologist, obviously also wins the latter title with remarks such as "l mean, really, what's more interesting than people?" , -., 1-4.- . ' 4 R, ,A x ..'af. I . . Q., .A lt's Become I-Iabit Coordinated and Illustrated by Ken Hively 17 I . f 51 By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Robert Lachman Valley's studio jazz Band Ensemble, led by Dick Carlson and Don Nelligan, far surpasses the ordi- nary. Hearing them makes me think of my mother and father "Lindy-hopping" their way around the Roseland dance floor. I know who Wayne King, Kay Starr, Lou Marcella, and Shep Fields are. My father, a relic of those days, made sure I knew, whether I liked it or not. He simply couldn't tolerate a "cul- tural ignoramus" for a daughter. "This is good music," he would bellow, putting on a scratchy 78 that he had bought some 20 years before. Entranced, my father would stand before the record player, cocking his ear and tapping his foot. He was really the RCA Victrola dog in disguise. But, as I get older, his collection, like my love of jazz, continues to blossom. Everyone from Benny Goodman to Oscar Levant has taken up permanent residence inside our beat-up record cabinet, and I am fully indoctrinated. , Evidently, other people share my fascination. They appreciate the old sounds enough so that during a Valley jazz Band performance, Monarch Hall swells to nostalgic capacity. Under Carlson's direction, the best memories of the big band era are rekindled. A wave of sentimen- tal slobbism settles over an excited audience that waits for their share of the shrouded past to come floating down to them. Guy Lombardo couldn't do any better. Their timing, like their talent, is perfect- ly atuned. From the back row of the wind section rises a female trumpet player who delivers a solo of "Wa- bash Bluesf' Tall, graceful, and commanding, she is a majestic reminder of the changing times. As she draws the piece to a hypnotic close, the audience obliges her with an appreciative round of applause. With trumpet in hand, she is the feminine answer to the Louie Armstrongs of this world. Her name is Stacy Rowles, a pretty brass musi- cian, whose foremost ambition in life is to attain musical excellence as an upcoming jazz performer. At 18, although her public career is barely five years off the ground, Miss Rowles has already received a string of honors usually reserved for the seasoned veteran. While she was still in high school, her painstaking efforts jelled into an offer to per- form a solo before 5,000 people in the 1973 Mon- terey jazz Pop Festival. "I told myself that if I thought about that sea of faces out there, I'd blow it," Miss Rowles recalled with the smile of a cultivated perfectionist. "I knew what was expected of me," she explained, "but I told myself that I had to like what I was doing before I could please anyone else." Thanks to a standing ovation, Stacy began to enjoy the directed confidence that propelled her into winning the T973 Flugel Horn competition at Orange Coast College, entrance to the prestigious Stan Kenton jazz Clinic and the T973 title of "Most Outstanding jazz Musician" from Burbank High School. Although Stacy was active in the music education programs offered at school, her training began with- out the regimented complications that turn many children off to learning an instrument. Chuckling, she recalls that "except for a few piano lessons when she was 5," her formal education never went beyond the coaching she received from her musician father, jimmy Rowles. On stage, Miss Rowles creates a mystique that is a personal signature of direction. While she is striking- ly, almost mystifyingly feminine, there is an illusive something in her manner that suggests the stubborn and aggressive temperament of a staunch trouper. Possessing neither a barrel chest nor steel lungs, her ability to produce powerful, clear, tones is equal to that of any male brass player. While giving a performance, her talent streams to the forefront. Hitting each note becomes a sacred ritual. Like the keys on a brass piano, her perspiring fingers do a feverish dance up and down the trumpet scale. Her energy is siphoned into manu- facturing a collage-of contrasting sound patterns. She is a perfectionist who is repulsed by the thought of accepting, in herself, anything less than what she considers to be quality. After all, she reasons, music is her life, why should she compromise? But Miss Rowles is not pretentious, just practical. Practicing up to seven hours a day, both at school and at home, she plods her way through the monotony of daily routine by paying zealous atten- tion to her finished product, every hour counts. Except for Meg Craig, a female drummer, she is the only other female in the 23-member group. "I love it . . . everyone is serious about music, and yet we still manage to have a good time," she says convincingly. "But that's music. lt has a way of doing that to people . . S .IIIII l:ill'llllIl By David Thatcher Illustrated by Steve Fischer "The hardest thing about this," declares nursing student jeff Carlton, "is to overcome the precon- ceived notions that some people seem to have." Some fields, you see, are stereotyped as women's territory and are hard for a man to break into. Take nursing, for example. "Entering a hospital always has to create a cau- tious ice-breaking period from the female nurses, as well as from the other male nurses." Carlton, president of the Student Nursing Associa- tion at Valley College, represents a new aspect of the liberated individual. The former numerical con- trol machinist reflects all the courage and deter- mination it takes to follow a chosen vocation despite the inevitable type-casting and misplaced humor. Carlton explains that the nursing program at Valley College is not the two-year course of study most fields represent, but a much more comprehen- sive study requiring three years and completion of about 80 units of credit. "It is somewhat difficult to get into this program," he explains, "because about 600 students are trying every semester." This, com- bined with general education requirements, course conflicts, and the departments independent method of operation and selection, tends to discourage many students. Previously a general medical student, Carlton became interested in the nursing major through a Stacey Rowles, one of the two female members of the Valley College Studio Jazz Band, performs on the trumpet. I f N '- 3 ll i J l i l l i l l i At the end of a busy day, Carlton finds relaxation beside a warm hearth in the tasteful decor of his home. 53 friendship with john johnson, former president of Student Nursing Association. His interest rapidly developing, he took the first steps necessary to enter the department. "The Nursing Department,'f he said, "functions almost like a separate college-they actually sent me a letter of rejection." This letter prompted Carlton to contact his friend, johnson, who was able to get him past the entrance obstacles. He maintains that his success and direc- tion, thus far, is attributable to johnson, now a director of nursing at a large convalescent hospital. Carlton will complete his studies at Valley College in june and plans to continue working toward his master's degree in hospital administration at the University of California at Sonoma. The tasks of hospital administration, and the rewards, most closely resemble the duties of his Army experience. He was a flight operations coordinator at Fort Rucker, CA. Webster tells us that a nurse is "one that looks after, fosters, or advises." He never led us to believe it should be a woman. Webster, also, would have liked Carlton. YQ X XXX XX X Among his diversified interests Carlton lists antique car restoration. His look of concern and care between the Hudsons becomes significant, considering his choice of careers. -. A N u' S 4, .' S",-if if ' 54 .0-.'.....-...A-...-'. . . - 0 - . . - . . . ...-I-..........'. --.Q-......... - . By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Steve Fischer If the American Dental Association is right, then lan Hamel has a rough time ahead of him. In the United States for every five dental students who get into American schools, eight fully qualified candidates must go abroad to foreign institutions despite an appalling shortage of working physicians. Every year since 1963, of the 20,000 students applying to the 1,446 American dental schools only 7,000 are accepted. Some reapply, but most give up. Discouraging, perhaps, but to lan Hamel, a 3,9 organic chemistry student, the picture is not so bleak. HameI's decision to study dentistry did not materialize as a "spur-of-the-moment" revelation. "The thought of being a dentist always appealed to me because l like science and l love working with my hands . . . particularly if it involves detail." Carrying a 15-unit study load and working as a chemistry department lab assistant, the cliche of the chemistry student as a wild-eyed neurotic, a lekyl- Hyde type of character, conflicts terribly with lan's easy-going nature. Living on a ranch in Sylmar with his mother and a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, and geese, lan leads what might be termed the "comfortable existence." lan admits, however, that he spends the majority of his time studying. "lt's true," he says with a A leisurely stroll through the Valley College greenhouse finds Hamel checking the growth of one of his favorite plants. 4113, chuckle, ."I study, I work, I study some more, and then I feed the chickens. Believe it or not, I do that to relax." But Ian's efforts are beginning to prove lucrative, winning the Dr. Ron Lebaron award, an annual 519100 scholarship given to the outstanding pre-dental student of the year, Ian was also nominated for the 1974 Bank of America Community College Awards. . At 21, Ian's spirit of determination has peaked. Hoping to attend USC Dental School, he believes that everything takes time, and he is not afraid to gamble. After all, he has a lot to gain. I--f -.--wenqpn-v,1uu-uq4,,. jg His face reflecting intense curiosity, Hamel spends long hours in the lab experimenting with the melting points of a number of compounds. ........,.......,... .,.,... . . . . .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.'.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. l.I.................:..,.,.,- - -,. -,.,.,.....,.,. ...O ,... . .,.,.,. By David Thatcher Illustrated by Robert Lachman "I plan to make Star reflect the best possible writing, reporting, and photography." The ambitious words above are worth more than just passing notice. They are the words of Gregory I. Wilcox, editor-in-chief of the Valley Star. Wilcox, formerly an Oklahoma University busi- ness-journalism major, is no stranger to the demands and pace of the newspaper world. While a university student, he worked part-time as a copy boy and handyman for the Oklahoma City Times. Interest and aptitude soon led him to accept full-time duties, and he left school. Some related experience with the E. 4. rn nn.non---.......-...... ,, , ' . I. I ,un -..-'-5.--..-sl...-....-.Q-I-...H.J nusuonnu-onnneqpauqnau Jn' n'.'.'unen'.'-'-'n'-'nana.'q'.o'n4o-'-'u-' '. Daily Oklahoman proved to him that he was in the right career. Does it seem odd that a former university scholar and full-time newspaperman is now the editor of a community college weekly? Not at all, if we consider Wilcox' interesting background and the turn of events that led him to Valley College. Leaving Oklahoma University to accept full-time employment left Wilcox, like so many young men of his time, liable to the draft. "On April 1, 1970, I was drafted," he explains, "and managed to spend my entire army duty as a Chaplain's assistant." At the time of his discharge, an army friend, Doug Monroe, was returning to his home in Granada Hills, only five miles from Valley College. It seems to the young, adventurous, and now free and unencumbered Wilcox that California might be worth a try. "We found an old Plymouth for about 51525, and it promptly burned up in New jersey." After a few equally discouraging misadventures, the pair finally arrived in California. Wilcox tried in a number of ways to fit into his new life. After an uneventful series of short-term jobs, he made the decision to use his army benefits and complete his education. Fate indeed works in strange ways, for it was at Valley College that he found his way to the editor's desk. As if being editor-in-chief isn't enough to keep most men busy, Wilcox manages to maintain a 21-unit scholastic schedule. If this isn't impressive enough, perhaps the 3.8 grade average and his membership in the honor society will be. In addition to his numerous responsibilities, the articulate, 27-year-old Aquarian finds time for recreation in skiing and tennis. After his graduation in june, Wilcox has plans to attend either Pepperdine, UCLA, or Cal State North- ridge to work further toward his communications degree. "I'll probably go to work for a large metro- politan paper," he said, "or I'd like to teach part time." And so it is that someday many people may read the words of Wilcox in their morning papers. The friend he came to California with? Well, fate seems to have led him to study optometry. Probablymaking glasses for people to better enjoy their morning paper. A typical day in the city room finds Wilcox covering a story by phone "Pica pole" in ' - . hand, he always must be feady with a . . , K . decision . g xl , 1 W-.M A 1 wfmm-if--wrrf "'f"':vm'vz . wwf: g cg., Q-4-53, F27 , V43 ,ef Y - Y . 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Even though the sets, props, and backdrops may never be used again, the material strongbox of the play's riches lingers on for probable recycling in the enigma of Patrick Riley's Notebook. Patrick Riley, associate professor of theater arts, directed "The Caretaker," utilizing the method of a production notebook. It was as fundamental a tool to the cast as their early education in reading, writing, and arithmetic. At the time David Arias experienced playing "The Caretaker's" Davies, he found Riley's Notebook to be the most effective directional method he had ever encountered. "The whole point of the note- book is having an order to what you do," explained Arias. The notebook's primary organs included getting to know your fellow actor, character analysis, and scene composition. "The method of Riley's Notebook, first goes about by studying one's fellow actor and knowing him as a human being." Arias started by watching his two fellow actors, jeff Reese and john Walker. He observed the way they sat and talked and their reactions to things. He proceeded to feed his characterization with data concerning the most effective devices he could use to arouse a favorable or a derogatory reaction from his fellow thespians. Knowing their personal likes and dislikes aided him in the process. The Character section demanded the creation of a plausible and believable interpretation of the char- acter. The actors had to compile a character history from as far back as baptism and reaching to future goals and aspirations. Arias defines the purpose of a scene as being a tool used for the passage of time or location change. John Walker electrified the audience each time he appeared on stage. mf Highlighting his potential as an upcoming prolessional Dam' Anas 'emamed on stage almost me actor, Jeff Reese holds his own during the "Caretaker". "The first scene in the play brings in the charac- ters and the exposition. It tells the audience what's going on, and it develops conflicts between the characters," said Arias. He has learned that it is an actor's responsibility to inform the audience at the beginning of each scene where he has come from and why and for what reasons he is there. The devaluation of Riley's Notebook is not fore- seen by Arias, who anticipates using his character and situational scene notes as possible research material for future roles. Aside from experiencing an effective directional method under which he can work competently, Arias has developed his own philosophical theory on the theater. "There are no holidays in the theater - just small actors." - David Arias V 59 ake-up -.7 ui .. .Kg if 4? J. Synthesizing the creases, wrinkles, bumps, and bags ol old age, actor Ted Samuels prepares for his portrayal of Mr. De Pinna in the Valley College production of "You Can't Take lt With You." Samuels creates three- dimensional skin shadows with white and brown Pan-Stik, while sharper tones are painted on with theatrical eye liner. De Pinna's characterization requires Samuels to hide his tull head of hair under a skull cap fastened and blended with a latex adhesive. Moustache and beard are grayed by a tooth brush application of powdered hair whitener. I u -:E v Tn: Metamorphosis By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Robert Lachman and lohn Rosenfield The lanky lady is in character. With fluttering lashes and scarlet lips styled to cosmetic perfection, she studies her reflection in a nearby mirror. Backstage, Katie Nutting, one of the leads in Peter Parkin's November production of "You Can't Take It With You," resettles herself in a chair. Smoothing out the folds in her knee-length costume, Katie crosses her long legs and waits for the makeup man to add the finishing touches to her "aging face." The process of transforming a graceful 25-year-old into a flighty menopause victim requires a working knowledge of human physiognomy and technical facility with theatrical makeup. Metamorphized by the clever fingers of makeup artist Marsha McGinley, and a battery of bottles, sponges and pencils, Miss Nutting, playing the part of Penelope Sycamore, emerges as one affected by the symptoms of acute schizophrenia. Everything except the posture of her wiry frame appears rearranged. Nose, mouth, eyes, and chin exude the essence of middle-age delusion. The character of Mrs. Sycamore, a scatter- brained author of off-beat plays, comes to life. "Do you want me to do anything special?" twitters Mrs. Sycamore in a lisping falsetto. For the benefit of a photographer and the small group gathered around her, the comical actress breaks into a rather retarded rendition of "Tea for Two." Mike Ham, as Paul Sycamore, finds interest in the "whys and wherefores" of everything from Trotsky to fireworks. Grandfather Vanderhof, played by Steve Kaye, delights in the simple pleasures of life, such as snake hunting and dodging the internal Revenue Service. While she gives her impromptu performance, a nest of curls balanced precariously atop her '40's style Marcel fan "updo" of tortured tendrils lacquered into submissionj sways like a palm tree from side to side. Up close, Katie's face is a maze of artificial lines and shadows. The crow's feet, the deep furrows in her forehead, the creases around her mouth, do not create her character, they merely serve to illuminate. With makeup, the trying task of slipping into character is made a little easier. Lending itself as a sort of psychological slingshot, makeup may cement a bond of dramatic intimacy between the actor and his audience. Through its use, subtle nuances of character come clear on a screen of visual realism. Even the simplest gesture provides the actor with another opportunity to give added insight into his role. The batting of an eyelid, the drawing back of lips, the sporadic twitching of muscles are physical manifestations of the internal personality. When actor and makeup artist combine talents to blend the natural with the contrived elements of personality, life is injected into the veins of an otherwise one-dimensional charac- ter. Because those on the departmental production staff were successful in making these professional distinctions, quality made Valley's presentation of "You Can't Take It With You" one of the biggest successes of the theatrical year. 61 : qxr, Hector Grillone portrayed the only "human" character in the "Folderol" cast. As the Mad Hatter, he paid special attention to create a half-animal, half-human character, through make-up. 6 5 By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Ken Hively and lohn Rosenfield Super stars have their clothes shredded, politicians are drained of philosophical idealisms, and Clara Bella Chicken is plucked of her feathers. It is a rare occasion when after a theatrical performance an audience can lavish their love upon fabricated charac- ters and not be disillusioned by the per- sonality ofthe thespian behind the make- up. Theresa Candiclo, Clara Bella Chicken, was confronted with hugs and adoration from children who attended Valley Col- lege's Chilclren's Theater production of "Electric Folderolf' The cast competently retained their characters on stage and off and gave an admirable encore by social- izing with the audience after their per- formance-never once breaking the char- acter illusions they created on stage. The cost of an extra bag of feathers was A familiar face in "Folderol" was Dan Krecelberg's, as Marchibald 62 Hare. Fltillllltl' Ill' Illllll ? reimbursed a thousand-fold, and can materialize itself through the obvious en- joyment the children experienced through viewing the performance. The predominantly animal cast was infiltrated by one human character, the Mad Hatter, portrayed by Valley College Student Hector Grillone. Costuming and vivacious physical movement were what Crillone felt to be the prominent emphasis of Folderol's finished product. He explained Folderol's styling as being slapstick, with little free- dom being allotted to the audience's imaginative realm. Crillone explained that this technique is not necessarily a standard procedure in Children's Theater. He attri- buted pantomime as being the most effec- tive and descriptive method for visual communication, and credits children with having extraordinarily vivid imaginations. Working from memory and a previous character appearance sketch, Ken Barker way? Randy Sheriff, Talouse the Labrador Moose, gave Skllfufll' applies his makeup- an overpowering performance, and Ken Barker won the chiIdren's hearts with his performance as Maccabe Bee. l ii . 'll When relating his minority experiences with Folderol, Crillone said, "I felt left out because everybody elsewas an animal."All cast characters were held responsible for compiling individual interpretations of their animal characters on a physical level. Grillone found this task to be extremely difficult, for he attempted to present himself as part-human and part-animal in order to stabilize the continuity of the animal-dominated cast. " It was surprising to see that the adults enjoyed 'Electric Folderol' more than the kids," said Crillone. The boundless fantasy of Children's Theater reaches not only the adolescent mind but succeeds in tackling the intellec- tual and realistic mind. Perhaps you were among the gathering group of children and, as a result of social training, you forced yourself to go home without asking for one of Clara Bella Chicken's feathers. 63 64 Touch, of ill By Margot A. Meyer Illustrated by lohn Rosenfield f'Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers." -Eugene O'Neill Little Irish-America lent a "touch of blarney" to the Theater Arts Department this spring with the production of Eugene O'Neill's "Touch of the Poet." Known for his revolutionary methods of presenting startling insights into human nature, O'Neill, in "Poet," presented a challenge to the actors as well as to the Valley College audience. Full interpretation was of utmost concern to the case. "lt's a very difficult pIay," said cast member Debbie Barbarick. "With O'Neill you have to have so much experience with life to understand what he is trying to say." Barbarick provided one-half of the outer conflict on which O'Neill based his story of an Irish-American family of 1829. She portrayed Sarah Melody, a young, educated daughter of a tavern owner. The remaining segment of undisguised dispute was in Dave Read's interpetation of Sarah's father, Conrad Melody, a pom- pous and sometimes ludicrous drunkard. But "Poet" went far deeper into the social circumstances and sufferings of the Melody family than was apparent in the father-daughter con- flict, O'Neill used the relationship to illustrate fine points in human suffering and understanding. "For me, this play has been like a puzzle," said Linda Contreras, Conrad's peasant wife. "O'Neill has so many phases in his writing." Even as the play neared completion, cast members were still discovering new facets to many roles. While dissecting an unusually awkward sentence of a female character, they dis- covered that O'Neill had purposely structured the grammar of her speech to indicate an incestuous relationship within her family. "O'Neill never puts one word down unless it has a specific meaning," explained Barbarick. "It's a very subtle but important approach in portraying the part." A major tool used by O'Neill to display the culture of the Melody family was the Irish brogue. "Even some of the words are spelt a little differently in the script," said Read. "lt's just like a flavoring, rather than a fully committed transposition to Irish," he said. The brogue was used by several characters in varying degrees. "For me it's very important to have a very heavy brogue, and I Bruce Burton added atmosphere to the revelations that were uncovered in Conrad Melody's tavern. The occasion was one of many that called for a toast by tavern locals Ned Gill, Bill Marrone, David Wall, and Paul Harvey. am thinking about it constantly," said Contreras. O'Neill's use of brogue was a constant reminder that, unlike her daughter and husband, Nora was of uneducated peasant stock. Conrad reflected his upbringing through the lack of the peasant class brogue. "This lack represents a well-educated and gentlemanly station in life," said Read. lt was Conrad's awareness of his Hgentlemanly station" that caused him to separate himself from the surrounding "Yankee" commoners. "He labors under the pretense that he is a great gentleman, but, in the end, he hammers it into the ground," said Read. Conrad strode through O'Neill's play spouting Byron and recalling his glorious role in the Battle of Talavara under Wellington. He was consequently scorned by many towns- people. "ln the end he is beaten and he starts to speak in the brogue," said Read. Read's realization that Conrad could only survive if he conducted himself as a commoner, must have been very painful for Conrad, in Read's estimation. "When he starts speaking the brogue, he insists that it is the way that he really should have been all those years-the way he was born," he said, liarbarick used the Irish dialect only on a few occasions. O'Neill inserted the brogue into the dialogue of Sarah's charac- ter mainly to antagonize her father. "Sarah can talk without a brogue when it is of use to her," said Barbarick, Learning and effectively applying the brogue in "Poet" presented a variety of considerations. "There are so many different types of brogue," said Contreras. "lt's the same with Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Spanish accents, they all have Latin premises, but there are certain words that are different," she said. "We try only to use a mild brogue,'f said Barbarick. "lf we used a heavy brogue it would be too hard to understand, and it would detract from the play itself." "Touch of the Poet" brought complex excellence' to the Valley stage. Hopefully, its touch of blarney served as a tonic to the eaters and sleepers of the world. Eve Mortensen spurns Conrad's attentions during a short visit to the Melody home. David Wall and Ned Gill escort Patrick Kelly outside after he tries to deliver a bribe to drunken Conrad Melody. Dave Read goes through the motions of threatening his daughter, Debbie Barbarick, with his dueling pistol as his wife, Linda Contrares, tries to stop him. B5 and David Arisa lleltl and Chuck Shapiro represented the "Guys" during the T A. Department's only musical production of the year. Chris Norris sings, "I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck," during the "Guys and Dolls" musical extravaganza. lt's lor certain that audiences viewing the performance hoped she meant what she said. By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman and john Rosenfield Fred Astaire has a reputation for tap dancing down the aisles of Macy's department store, doing kick turns against counters and taking extreme care to softshoe through the ladies lingerie section . . . Gene Kelly was the object of a suspicious bypasser or two as he danced through city gutters "Singing in the Rain' '... and a young group of thespians have matched these talents in both song and dance, leaving audiences thinking they were a lot more than just ordinary "Guys and Dolls." Woe to the student who missed the Theater Arts Departments musical extravaganza which was awarded an XC rating-X-tremely C-ood. Under the musical direction of Irving Pope and the theatrical direction of john Larson, theater arts students gave a performance that would shake the dust off reels of motion picture's greatest musicals. The -thespians cast a spell over their audiences, drugging them with song and dance in the ambitious setting of New York's nightclubs and floating crap games. Valley's all-star cast supported an intoxicating performance by Christopher Norris, 'with lohn Walker nightcapping the show. Versatile David Arias contributed his expertise to the production, along with the help of main stage- newcomer Chuck Shapiro. Adison Roudall won the audience over with his theatrics, while Theresa Candido gave a saintly performance. Combined with the competent performances from leading cast members was a strong chorus back- bone. jill Freeman snapped herself into one character and unzipped herself out of another, sharing her identity crisis with other chorus members. Miss Freeman, a theater arts major, said through her experience with the show she has learned that chorus members must primarily develop their body movements as opposed to a leading actor's need to construct a strong characterization. The cast religiously performed warm-up exercises, sacrificing 30-minutes to offer their body muscles and vocal cords flexibility which was essential in determining the production's success. Habitual daily rehearsals began with the show's spotlighted dancer Tara Sitser, leading the cast in body warming exercises. From there the group went "Ha-ha-ha-ha-haing," and "Nee-nay-nee-nay-nee- ing," under the direction of Hank Fellin, in prepara- tion of the evening's four-hour rehearsal. "It's a good feeling to learn," said Chuck Shapiro, explaining he had come close to passing out during beginning rehearsals when song and dance were incorporated. "Music has always been a really important part of my life," he said. Pianos, flutes, saxophones and organs have all felt his adroit fingers stroking their keys, and guitar strings have experienced his strum- ming. He said that the first time a full orchestra accom- panied the rehearsals, a surging motivation en- hanced his characterization, making him truly one of the "Guys" "The movements have to be really tight," said Shapiro, and Miss Freeman agreed, pointing out that even when you have the dance routine down pat, there's still the area of costuming to contend with. "During the Havana night club dance, the girls have these big headdresses, and we wear a strapless bra top," she said. "If you lean back too far, the hat falls off and chokes you while you're dancing, then, at the same time, your blouse falls off and you step on your skirt-it's really crazy." Whatever preliminary loose ends the "Guys and Dolls" had to tailor to perfection, their production was tight and closely bound to perfection. Always willing to venture a gamble, Addison Roudall llettl and John Walker debate the color of his tie. Going to all lengths to win a bet, Addison Roudall introduces Theresa Candida Ueftl to the broad spectrum of physical pleasures as Tara Sitser trightl taunts Roudall's gambling instincts. Always a main attraction at the neighbor- hood night club, Chris Norris attracts . x?i. a sizable audience. In search of an ideal location, the "Guys" rally in support of continuing the floating crap game. 67 Blowing his trombone to the tune of "A Bushel and a Peck," Mike Browne contributes to the performance. Featured in silhouette, Renee Carpenter showcases her expertise on the french horn. Pit Orchestra lt'e hate Llp Friont That Counts By Margot A. Meyer Illustrated by Robert Lachman and john Rosenfield Nostalgia is in and chauvanism is out. But even with a title that would enrage any devout woman's liberation advocate, "Guys and Dolls" won the Valley College audience over this spring with its nostalgic '40's music. "There is a revival of nostalgia music that goes back to the turn of the century," said production orchestra member Mike Browne. "Music is going backward so most people are turning back to the big band sound of the '40's." Playing this music was an opportunity for the small group of orchestra members to discover the particular musical styles that the era of tango, rhumba, and samba produced. The production, or pit, orchestra provided a training ground for students who were planning for a musical occupation. "Working in a pit orchestra is one of the greatest experiences that a student can get considering that there are not many outside performances that will hire them," said Browne. He has found that the current music circuit of the Los Angeles area is very self contained. Valley's pit orchestra started to provide the practical experience and training needed for employment last year with "Man of La Mancha." What exactly is a pit orchestra? "It is basically like an augmented dance band with strings," said Conductor Irvin Pope, instructor of music. "The group is much smaller and, unlike the music of a symphony, the pit orchestra music is constantly changing moods, styles, tempo, and rhythm," he added. Locations of production orchestras vary from play to play, but their usual position is in front of the stage in a sunken area or 'pit' ifrom which they receive their second name.J This traditional position facilitates the orchestra's sound and syncronization through the conductor to the actors on stage. This position has not been traditionally placed for the musicians' viewing pleasure. Because the musician is, in effect, buried from sight, the pit orchestra attracts a particular type of devoted musician who does not crave the usual center-stage position that a symphony orchestra provides. "lt takes a certain kind of person who enjoys playing for the pleasure of that kind of music," said Pope. "lt's a different set of responsibilities that a musician doesn't have in a regular performing group. They must be super-musicians." Instrumentation of a pit orchestra creates a major difference in the musicians' duties. "Because they are each playing an individual part, every member has to produce, or that particular 1 C- Becky Burlo serves a vital service with her violin for the thespians on stage. 3551 Concentrating intently on her music, Betty Laster plays her violin while cast members take center stage. Jay Seiden plays his clarinet during the rendition of "Fugue for Tin Horns. " part is lacking," said Pope. Conversely, a member of a symphony usually has two to ten instrumentalists on the same part, Another difference is created by combining the varied skills of vocalists, dancers, actors, and musicians into one cumbersome package. The pace and timing of the play rests on the musicians' entrances and tempo. "The actors, singers, and dancers are totally dependent on the orchestra so there has to be a complete awareness and alertness on the part of the musicians," said Pope. Because of the limited area alloted to the orchestra, there is great difficulty in the maneuverability of certain instruments. "You have people crawling on top of you to find their places," said Browne. Lack of exposure didn't bother Brown during "Guys and Dolls," but he did agree that it "takes a more advanced player with a professional attitude" to perform in a pit orchestra. Because of the experience gained last year in previous musicals, many problems in organizing the factions of a musical were eliminated in "Guys and Dolls." l Long before the pit orchestra see their original Broadway scores, Pope puts in hours of homework. His preparation includes making mental and written notes on changes in tempo, editing, and changes in cues in the conductor's score. He must watch and work with the actors before the first notes of the score are played by the orchestra. "The more I see the production, the more I am able to convey the mood of the music to the orchestraf' said Pope. "The score gives you the basic notes but it doesn't tell you all that you have to know." These moods that must be conveyed to the orchestra are essential to the overall effect of the play. One section of the play is set inside a Salvation Army Mission, so the music is sometimes very simple and church-like, and other times it is like a Salvation Army Band. The same holds true for the music that accompanies a scene in a second-class night club. "The music sets the mood, and, in certain cases, helps to identify the characters," explained Pope. That identification with nostalgic '40's music provided "Guys and Dolls" with an added audience appeal. "People get more out of a musical because there are more people involved," said Browne. "The audience can have a whole story told to them with music and acting." That whole story was well received this spring with the production of "Guys and Dolls." From a bird's eye view, Ken Pierce performs on the drums with the pit orchestra. ,,.4" -.lg , - . ..H" G'J5 ' Ali- Par?-:Qi- , .Zi -.-, .. 'xdliwf 69 lj- n-' 5 . -'Q N' , All-0' ' ,, ,ff X5 ffl xl K - . , xl' :lg 420.51 - '11 , Coordinated and Illustrated by Mike Russell 11 -sv-H '- A " ' ,. h ' , rl. ,-V ff - 1 I.. 4llga,EEJ,, ,-f.ig..,,,..,Q.- 1 T, A . ,. - . by Cregory l. Wilcox Illustrated by Ken Hively Practically every Monday and Wednesday during the school year a group of surfers meet in the post-dawn gloom along a stretch of beach at the end of Bay Street in Santa Monica. Some stand with their backs to Synanon, the drug rehabilita- tion center, gazing out over the Pacific, watching for swells. Others hunch over their boards, applying a layer of wax that will keep their feet from slipping when they challenge the waves. From a distance their bodies, clad in wet suits, resemble wave splashed rocks shimmering in the early morning sun. But these aren't the archetype surfing nomads who roam the coast questing the ultimate wave. They are Valley College students and members of Coach Jerome Weinstein's surfing class. This half-unit class was started during the fall semester. "The Physical Education Department is always looking for new classes," Weinstein said, "and I knew that surfing had a lot of student interest, so I approached Ray Follasco, P.E. Depart- ment chairman, with the idea, and he liked it!! Although the sun was shining, a late winter fog had quilted the area, and Weinstein's breath was expelled in the form of white clouds. He thrust his hands deep into the pockets of a tan parka and watched his pupils negotiate small waves. Weinstein said that besides teaching the basics of surfing, the course also stresses water safety rules. "We try to have one person on the beach watching the class and one person in the water at all times." The safety record has been good, and the if A ,Marial as - L . '1l:.:-" i . ,...- , N -' " '- 4'-"" J'4 J Applying a layer ol wax to provide sure looting, Sweeny Sherman and Robin Rushing lbackgroundl M y prepare to challenge some waves. ' l 'F me coach said they have had only one mishap so far. 'One of the girls wiped out and didn't clear her board. She got hit in the nose when she came up, but went right back out." Response to the class has been good, 60 students are enrolled in the sections for the spring, and Weinstein said they are trying to include the class in the summer school curriculum. Surfing is one of the harder sports to learn, said Weinstein, who has been surfing one year, because it takes strength, agility, and guts. "The hardest part for a beginner is learning when to stand. "It is a matter of timing and 'feel' and takes beginners a little while to pick it up." 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'I ks -x , Q ln ,,. .1 , .pf i -, . ,?,.q,, mb un.- .LA-I J.-, W, Search for Identit Hi tor of the Valle By Steve Fischer Illustrated by John Rosenfield A band of zealots, convinced they are helping us regain our lost identi- ty, are roaming the San Fernando Valley in search of its past. This immense project was under- taken last year by Lawrence Jorgen- sen, associate professor of history, and Noel Korn Know teaching at CSUNJ, when they decided it would be beneficial to Valley College and the surrounding community to have a center for their historical records. "At the present time there is no central resource for historical rec- ords concerning the San Fernando Valley," explains Jorgensen. "History has many functions, and one of those functions is to provide us with an identity," says Jorgensen. "Most of us lack this identity, and, therefore, we have little continuity as a community." Since the project was undertaken in the Spring of '73, Jorgensen feels there has been remarkable progress toward regaining this identity. "We have taken more than 700 photo- graphs and another 400 feet of super-8mm film. These photographs are of historical sites that are unique to the San Fernando Valley." Among these historical sites are the Van Nuys Hotel, one of the Valley's first hotels: the San Fernando Tunnel, a 6,975-foot tunnel that gave the Val- ley rail service: and the Oak of the Golden Dream, where California's first gold rush was to take place. "These photographs will give us a flesh-and-blood account of the Val- ley's history, rather than a purely statistical one," said Jorgensen. Along with these documented filmed accounts are taped interviews with some of the "pioneers" of the San Fernando Valley. Included are men like Harry Bevis, who has resided in the San Fernando Valley since the first World War. Both Bevis' uncle and brother were active in Van Nuys real estate and grocer- ies famong other businesses? from 1914 onward. Harry Bevis joined them, and has continued in real estate these past 55 years. Along with Bevis, there is Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker, who has the honor of 74 being the first person born in Van Nuys. The Huffaker family has a long record of activity in the Valley's business and social life, and to this day does business in the San Fernan- do Valley. "Students get excited when I talk about the Valley's history. I feel they like to know where the hell they live," said Jorgensen. Rob Remar, one of Jorgensen's hand-picked assistants, shares this view. "People 50 years ago had an identity, but as the community has grown, this identity has split. We must become more involved in our own community," said Remar. Rick Bellinson. another one of J orgensen's enthusiastic assistants, feels there is a general lack of interest in the San Fernando Valley. "When the Valley was small, it was easy to keep up with what was going on. People were concerned about their community. But now that we have grown so large people have stopped caring. I feel the Van Nuys Project will make us aware of our community again, and also give us a sense of identity," said Bellinson. Bellinson shares Jorgensen's en- thusiasm over the project's poten- tial. "The response from the com- munity has been fantastic, especially from the older residents." Eneompassed in the future plans for the project are field trips, exten- sive research, and additional inter- views with people of relevant his- torical interest. Jorgensen's impending plans for the project include providing L.A. Valley College land the San Fernan- do Valleyl with a regularly-taught one semester class. This class will be based on the project's findings and will deal with all facets of the San Fernando Valley. ln the years to come, Jorgensen wants to create a center for the study of the San Fernando Valley at Valley College. Jorgensen feels that "in addition to the student and college involvement in the communi- ty's past, we will of necessity, at- tract and involve the community itself in this undertaking." " ' 'QPR ix, .E , Q -:baba 'I -Q ' s ,I 4, s az' A '- on fs. ' 5 , P 1 P2 r L Professor Jorgensen inspects an oil holding tank. Oil stored in this tank was used for heating homes in the San Fernando Valley. Crown Photo by Iohn Rosenfield . . A.i ,.' 46 A. nt! 0 ' 4' ' -s . ' an . ' ' - nil ' 4. K to 'J' ' 4: k . Q. X A ., I The Huffakers, a prominent family in the area of the college, have a long record of activity in the area's business and social life. To this day they own Q nl -uk. " ' , H and operate an auto parts business in the San Fernando Valley. Photo by Valley News and Green Sheet 1 V M f " 'lik s, w X' Y v9 4 - I Pacific Electric "Red Cars" served the Valley with low-cost, non-polluting transportation for many years. Photo by Valley News and Green Sheet Light streaks across the floor of an abandoned church in Simi Valley. This church is now being used as part of a movie set. Crown Photo by Iohn Rosenfield 75 Cure for 'I:h Common Cold By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Creg Moreland One Valley College student has discovered an exclusive cure for the common cold. lor approximately one year, Roger Foster has made bicycling 'his sole means of transportation. Immunity from the common cold is his reward. He believes that this medical breakthrough might be attributed to his cycling efforts. foster rides his bicycle an average of 150 miles per week While other Valley students drive a comparable amount in their air-conditioned, automatic, bucket-seated automobiles, they consider their physical fatigue point reached when they have to walk from the parking lot to their first class. Foster rides a more strenuous gamut on the city streets than most drivers do on the freeways. He relies on physical endur- ance, perseverance, and determination and not the battery in a car. Through his enrollment in the advanced class, Foster has come to appreciate the feeling of "oneness" that cycling offers. Rural traveling, Foster explained, is one of the most beneficial experiences that his non-air or noise polluting bicycle affords him. He described the viewing of unaroused wildlife as being available only to people on foot and bicycles. The constant exposure to the elements, a reliable means of transportation, and its subtle gesture of social rebellion are just a fegv of the rewarding factors involved in Foster's allegiance to his ike. Students of Ed Bush's bicycle class get into gear as they wheel and deal their way through class. .I foster explained, "lt's not all roses. You have to be on the defensive a heck of a lot," when commuting within the Valley. In his opinion, however, generally most motorists return an equal amount of respect to bicyclers when it is paid to them. On occasion, lioster has silently been challenged by a competitive motorist, who noticed the speed that he is capable of achieving. Man and the automobile might still be apprehen- sive about accepting the primitive "man mover" as a possible inter-city transportative equal, On the car-monopolized streets during the Los Angeles rush hour, Ifoster maintains an averge of 20 miles an hour. This speed is upheld by lioster through his innate ability to time stop lights, thus eliminating treacherous stop and go riding. When city riding is done, Foster is inclined to feel safer when on his bike than he would in a car because of its easy manueverability. Safety on the streets, bike maintenance and physical fitness are lust a few aspects of cycling covered in the beginning and advanced classes at Valley. liven though most of the students enrolled became affiliated with bikes at an early adolescent age, bicycling class instructor ljd Bush, assistant professor of physical education, stresses that the first thing he attempted to teach his students was how to ride a bike. Hush explained that some of his students have sophisticated 10-speed bicycles and during the entire span of their ownership the student had riden the bike continually in one gear. One of liush's first tasks, therefore, was to impress students with the potentiality of their bicycles and how to manipulate them to their best advantage and riding comfort. Valley is the first college in the district to initiate a bicycle class into the physical education curriculum. Because of its popularity, Valley's bicycle class, with its two-year standing, has had to turn away students for each available class per semester. instruction in fundamental bicycle maintenance, physical fitness, and bicycle safety constitute the beginning curriculum. The advanced bicycle class is "Based purely on physical fitness and endurance," explained Bush. "The class is specific- ally designed for the students who are the top bicycle enthu- siasts here at the college." Class excursions include rides between 10-12 miles during one session. This distance doubles the beginning classes' scheduled trips. A definite acceptance of the bicycle in our contemporary times was emphasized by Bush in some statistics made available through Schwinn's public relations representative, Woody Crabb. Crabb reported that for the first time since World War l, bicycles outsold cars. With the impressive figure of 20 million bicycle sales for the 1972 year, perhaps Contac is on its way out. Roger Foster will become a rich man if he can patent his cure forthe common cold. xg., x , H1-15 x il-l-1 ,ai 35-J .3 'Q' fr In 'Q' if Q11 ' 'z 5 P Q W A , ,,....v.1 619005 zyncp On one occasion Franklin D. Roosevelt aptly said, "lf I were starting life over again, l am inclined to think that l would go into the advertising business in prefer- ence to almost any other. This is because advertising has come to cover the whole range of human needs and also because it combines real imagination with a deep study of human psychology." Harvey Schaefer, professor of art and .fvf 611, Cylilglldfcj-1 dvi lfisears By Elaine Nevelow Illustrated by Steve Fischer instructor of Art 42-45, unquestionably agrees with FDR. on this subject so important to his way of living and think- ing. Advertising has far-reaching psycho- logical effects on the people who come in contact with it and one can't help being touched by it in some way. Every response that one makes to anything he hears or tastes or senses in any way has already been affected by advertising. As Prof. Schaefer puts it, advertising "influences you from the time you open your eyes in the morning to the time you go to sleep at night. lt even bothers you during sleep if you're a heavy dreamer." Advertising either tickles you softly or slaps you in the face. Whether the graphics artist wants to subtly lure you into buying something by using soft, flowing colors and designs, or wishes to shock you into buying by throwing hot, flashing colors and shapes at you, the basic fundamentals are the same, the only difference is in the approach. The artist must learn the fundamentals of his trade by taking several art classes which will ultimately lead him into advertising design. Prof. Schaefer says, "The purposes of these advertising design classes are three- fold: "First, these classes fulfill part of the occupational program. Second, they pre- pare students for a four-year college. Third, they answer a need for the students who enjoy art," Prof. Schaefer tries to structure his advertising design classes so that the individual student will feel as free as possible to explore his own artistic potentialities. Prof. Schaefer strives to channel these potentialities into practical avenues by assigning projects like doing the cover for next year's general catalogue, whose theme will be the 25th anniversary ofValley College. One of his other assignments is to design a personal logo, which will serve as an identification or trade-mark for the student's individual style of work, and can be thus used to enhance a one-man-show of the person's work in a gallery or as a decorative piece for an office, shop, or studio. One of the students in the advertising design class, lilorina Castellanos, felt that to make a personal logo that would reflect her personality she would "have to be in tune with what's happening" so she could get her "message across." Miss Castellanos has been interested in art since childhood and took this class so that she could get Ferril Nawil puts the finishing touches on his 3D self-portrait. Prof. Schaefer examines a sculptured balsa wood 3D personal logo. the experience to obtain a job in her fathers advertising company. Some of the other students in the class are not so fortunate as Florina Castellanos, because they either have to attend a four-year college after completing their education at Valley or will have to hunt for a job after finishing their two-year occupa- tional program. Linda Rohett, another member of the class, wants to go to a four-year college after she fills the requirements for a two-year degree at Valley. Miss Rohett is taking this class to get some artistic background, but she is much more in- terested in interior design. Her personal logo reflects this well, as she designed a 3D ceramic window with a shingled roof. Karl johnson, a student in the advertis- ing design class, told of his first experience with the expression of art. "l was 7 or 8 when l drew a picture of what my mother considered to be Tallulah Bankhead on a piece of cardboard. Well, that's how I got my start, and l've been interested in art ever since." I o ,- ."-I ii sp . at Na--if i ll 3. johnson believes it is essential to work at what he likes and does best. "lt's better to work in your field 24 hours a day and get as much practice as possible than to try and be an artist part-time and a cab driver full time." Because of Iohnson's earnest effort and enthusiasm in his field, he has sold several of his own paintings. The man who has instructed the adver- tising design classes at Valley for nine years finished high school during the depression and went right to work as a commercial artist. Prof. Schaefer aspired for a teaching degree, but because of the era he lived in, it was impossible for him to afford college. However, with some money saved up and the end of the Prof. Schaefer scrutinizes Karl Johnson's logo. ,fi depression, it became feasible to think of college Aside from his teaching, Prof. Schaefer is an accomplished artist. He has sold several paintings, photos, knotting, and numerous other forms of art. Prof. Schaefer plans on taking a trip throughout the western states on his sabbatical next semester. His main objective is to shoot photographic essays on the ghost towns of the Old West, Explaining his reason for graphics design teacher, Prof. Schaefer says, "lf I can influence young people to is leaving being a take over where my generation off, then we will have both improved the general area of advertising and the taste of the general population." 79 "Z'Si' VZ'Sli 'Q ra ardly OP-Out By David Thatcher Illustrated by john Rosenfielo' "Sometimes you suspect an uneasy feeling in a classroom, like someone thinks you might be plan- ning an arrest." "Once in a while someone wants you to fix a ticket or something, but nobody really makes you uncom- fortablef' "My real friends and my fiancee and my parents are proud of me, and that is what is really important to me." These three statements are typical of those heard from students deciding to make Administration of justice, formerly called Police Science, their major. In times of growing distrust and unrest it is encourag- ing to find students so strong in their convictions. Ed Arambula is one such student. A full-time patrolman for the Foothill Division police station, he is devoting his off-duty hours to the completion of his crimin- ology studies. i,, .,, lm," ' I l ., ,gf -a P .f. ,--I xl!!-tx? f -I-if NT' "I was working for Sears in their appliance repair division, and a friend of mine got me to thinking about how the situation was regarding Chicanos and the law in general," Ed explains. "I knew that I wasn't completely happy in that job, and we both felt that more should be done. I talked it over with my wife, and she agreed that if police work was what I wanted she would be happy to see me follow it." Since joining the force, Ed feels that the presence of an active law enforcement officer in the classroom does not have to create any more bad will with students or teachers than would any other profes- sion. Arambula has had no second thoughts or misgiv- ings about his decision and cites the many benefits of the profession, including pay and security. He does concede, however, that there are some hidden problems. "Sometimes you have court duty or night patrol, and teachers may be unwilling to accept reasons such as that for poor attendance." With a great many things such as these problems beyond control of the student, it is gratifying that the department does list an impressive number of appli- cants each semester. Arambula intends to continue with his chosen career despite the rather well-known problems that fall on his fellow officers. His future includes advancement to assignments in vice, narcotics, special investigation, or whatever else the force might present to him. "After all," he concludes, "a lot of people do not like used car salesmen or insurance people for reasons all their own, why should a policeman be unique?" Sharing Arambula's views is Mike Toppel. Unlike Arambula, Toppel comes from a law enforcement- related background and names among his friends a number of judges and policemen. "I always knew I wanted to enter police work when I was in high school," he explains, "so when I was able to get a job as a clerk in small claims court, the natural thing was to continue related studies in my free hours." Toppel feels that there is no real animosity among justice the students toward an administration of major. "Everybody can make his own good or bad position with people," he emphasizes, .Hand I can't help but feel I'm in a good relationship with my friends." The long hours of required study seldom tire Kravich. At his desk long after most of the other students have lelt, he is still hard X 4 at work. Toppel's background is somewhat different from that of Arambula in that he attended private school and military school for all of his secondary educa- tion. Briefly attending Cal State Northridge after high school graduation, he studied several general educa- tion subjects and then responded to the advice of another family friend, Theo Gerber, also head of the Administration of justice Department at Valley Col- lege, and geared his work experience and studies toward the law enforcement major. A third such student is Fred Kravich who looks on police work in an ideal manner. "l don't like a lot of the things l have to see going on," he explains carefully, "and I hope to become able to help improve things within limits," Kravich feels that the Police Department offers everything he wants in a career. Excitement, variety of responsibility, promotional opportunity, and the presence ofa strong central authority are among the incentives he lists. Kravich stresses that he feels no ice breaking problems come from his affiliation with the depart- ment. "lf any of my friends seem to be changing, I just ask them why I should suddenly drop from 8 to 6 on a 10 point scale of respect." His convictions go so strongly as to make him certain that even if he lost every friend he has, he still would not be swayed in his determination. ln his defense of the position he and his fellow students find themselves in, Kravich may have summed it up when he added, "Life is a pretty long time. What is it all about if you are not doing what you want?" Officers Arambula, Toppel, and Kravich are doing what they want. Toppel finds searching the complex and challenging storage shelves a rewarding task, as well as a valuable background to his plans for a iudicial career. A busy research schedule accompanies Toppel's long working day at the Van Nuys Courthouse. He confers with his boss, Gene Hardy, on an especially difficult case. 9... 81 ii .. ' Q i 1,15-5 ,u..u . A4 1',?qa,,--. r. , 1 'Q ' ,'r5i'gyLi ' if-1 i' .11 f4gA,1v'2ll'.i'. 1:'.-ut." 'Q f' T '-'g',f",3" . , gf r . ii Hi i 5 '. iii. A I it ii Fr Nurse Joan Langer prepares a hypodermic needle. O-Minute Hour By Adrienne Pa ynter Illustrated by Robert Lachman lt has become axiomatic recently that the nursing profession is undergoing profound change. The challenge to nursing education is equally profound, for nursing students must be prepared not only for the substantial demands of the modern medical world, but for all the possibilities and probabilities in the future of nursing. Changes aside, LAVC nursing students display those reassuring strengths for which the professional nurse is famous: energy, efficiency, and commit- ment. Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, for 20 years a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and now studying to be a Regis- tered Nurse, displays an enthusiasm as fresh as a volunteer "candystriper's." "Nursing," says Ruth, "is a wide-open field," which she is always happy to recommend to young people who show a "real interest." Ruth takes pride in the expanding role of nurses as "part of the medical team," rather than the obsolete image of "hand- maidens." From her years of practical experience in the field, Ruth knows that "hospitals care which school a nurse graduated from," and chose Valley for its highly rated nursing program. Despite the demands of her career, and the stresses No longer are male nursing students rare, as Steven Grimshaw points out while taking a patient's blood pressure. of raising a family, Ruth finds time for needlework and sewing, and was on the LAVC co-ed golf team last semester. She couldn't fit golfing into her busy schedule this year, but retains her interest in the sport. The male nursing student represents more than fallout from the rising consciousness of America-he is part of the process. Alan Hermanson, who is studying at Valley to be a Registered Nurse, is by definition a pioneer, but is perhaps too busy to reflect much on that aspect of his career. He is currently working toward a B.A, in psychiat- ric nursing through UC Berkeley's "University With- out Walls" program. To that end he does supervised counseling at Olive View Hospital's Outpatient Clinic, and serves an internship in psychodrama and group techniques at the Center for Psychodrama Training at Crossroads Hospital in Van Nuys. He cited Valley College's respected program and forward-looking approach as among the reasons for his attendance here. Having previously earned an A.A. in drama at LAVC, Alan is still interested in filmmaking. He also paints, is a licensed private pilot, a songwriter, and, he says wistfully, "used to play guitar." Someday he hopes for the time to play it again. Alan has noted a few negative reactions to men in nursing, but feels the trend is generally well-re- Nursing education, like any other program, has its lighter moments. Carol Mayan practices her art on John Rosenfield, a reluctant "victim," i - 1 'ffffj-., "' " . ceived. Besides psychiatric nursing in which he is specializing, he enjoys work in the obstetrical de- livery room. Debbie Kerr has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child, inspired by a family that produced several nurses. At 16 she began doing hospital volunteer work, and after high school she took a Nurse's Aide course. She still works as a Nurse's Aide at Valley Presbyterian Hospital while pursuing her nursing education at Valley College. As a Regent chairman on the executive board of the Student Nursing Association of California, travel to and from meetings and conventions must some- how be fitted into Debbie's incredibly active life. After graduating from Valley ishe can't help wishing LAVC had a four-year nursing programl, Debbie's goal is a B.S. in nursing. Her first interest is in the medical-surgical field, but she is also "fasci- nated" by obstetrics, having taken a La Maze class in natural childbirth. Debbie takes an optimistic view of the changing world of nursing. The trend toward nurse-midwives and nurse-practitioners is not only earning the profession more respect, but "creating more oppor- tunities for nurses," Debbie feels. Typically, Debbie has numerous outside interests -skiing and tennis among them, and also typically, she hopes to find more time for them someday. Nursing students are a special breed. Besides the obvious qualifications of competence and compas- sion, they have the apparent ability to be constantly active-as if they had discovered the 70-minute hour, 25-hour day. 83 i X Til? if 'gx i ' Ev W-an 1 1 . . v ,u .. at it ai By Carolyn Ristuccia Illustrated by Mike Russell And so this is fashion, that is, anything is fashion, because anything goes. There is no set fashion yardstick, no barometer to measure what's "hip" looking as opposed to what's tacky . . . these days, what feels good is what dictates acceptability, al- though the leading fashion magazines, for both men and women, whistle to a fastid- iously different tune. With fashion designers imploring people to shave off their eyebrows, reshape their liplines, color their finger and toenails every hue from black to puce, the fashion industry plays fashion "footsies" with mil- lions of egos around the world. There is no absolute or final word on what's tasteful, and yet each year the professional clothiers set up frantic pro- duction schedules in the month to month rush to get out next season's new "line"- somebody out there is waiting with baited breath. A most perceptive group, these masters of the cloth are. Dabbling in fantasy and visual hocus pocus lonly standard tricks of the tradej the fashion industry represents a Disneyland coalition of image makers. And why not? If the psychologists are right, amongst man's strongest drives is his need for stimulus variability. Change, par- ticularly visual change, provides a wel- come distraction from the humble monot- ony of day-to-day routine. And what else, besides fashion in its continual state of flux, provides a more suitable medium? It seems dressing to accent and project the view people have of themselves and others plays a predomi- nant role in costume selection. On the Valley campus one is sure to see alittle and a lot of everything from bargain basement specials to expensive "one-of-a- kind" originals. Although the mode is largely casual, many men and women choose to dress with conspicuous formality, while others take the more blase view that anything comfortable is appropriate. Parading about campus, students give a panoramic view of varying fashion trends. Barnum and Bailey couldn't put on a better show: jump suits, business suits, superfly walking suits, padded shoulder Lois Lane suits . . . "baggies," cutoffs, slacks, pedal bushers, hotpants . . . Caftans dragging on the cement . . . both sexes in platforms, spike high heels, ox- E fr 5 CD 2 A blue denim halter top and matching bellbottoms make Laura Grayson shine as brightly as the rhinestones that stud her outfit. 84 .ia fords, tennis shoes, pink shoes, green Nat every woman can wear a hat and look good. Barbara White is among the few who can. The peasant look is complimentary to Alex Duncan, who prefers the simple look. '-Y' ' '4 shoes, no shoes . . . backless, sideless, semi-frontless sun dresses . . . perma press everything . . . tennis this and tennis that . . . Garbo and Gatsby hats, large, floppy, and romantic, bubushka and turban style scarves . . . jackets of the pendleton, Corduroy, and velvet variety . . . all this in the Center ring. Either this is freedom or it's halloween. Diversity being the rule rather than the exception, each person sets his own style, creating a mass con- glomeration of the old and new. Whoever you are, whatever you are, the "mode" is a fleeting flash of reality that assigns an "okay,.dash, question mark" to everything from japanese walking thongs to rhinestone halter tops. While the older, more conventional modes of dress still prevail in the white shoe-white pants-sport's jacket tradition, the stronghold phenomena of the street Creation continues to reign supreme. The jean skirt, jacket, and pant tbe they faded, beaded, patched, secjuinned or thread- barel are forever popular, just as the "a la natural" peasant look is slightly passe, but by no means extinct. -i .ur 14 Teresa Cavanaugh can go right ahead and wear the pants in the family if she's going to look that good. F-, -J W ' , W A courdoroy iacket and blue ieans are a must in every man's wardrobe, and Kenny Wayne fills the bill. 86 And of course that "oh so ethnic" look is not to be forgotten, even if your squash blossom necklace and Dashiki are momen- tos of an Akron Saturday sale and not your worldly travels. "Ready to wear" is no longer the manu- facturer's trademark of assemblyline in- genuity. Instead, it is an accurate descrip- tion of what people expect from their clothes, easy maintenance, durability, and most importantly, drama. As most people have discovered on the-ir own, yesterday's junk is today's treasure. Not surprisingly, mama's aviator jacket and Carmen Miranda club-foot correctors fplatformsl are back. One may obtain their wearables everywhere from I, Magnin's to thriftshops, garage sales, closets and trash- cans. So whether one's self image springs liberated, flaunting that just off the Kib- butz look or that Yves St. Laurent "freak of the week flair," that's just fine. "Fashion is a sociological movement," says social commentator Blair Sabol, "and today any- thing goes." Comfortable and looking good. Don Raines doesn't waste his time on platform shoes or bowties. l.....l-.---J '- ---,Jr f ' A .1 'I ,yor-1 . -lx, v., .. -,fl - FE 'Ci M list- 'g if . UM of fs. -' s. ',. -2. .' X 1: Y ,H - ' AH'-V , . ' ,, ' '. - - r I. - -...K '5' s MN 'H 7:5 i A familiar pack on his back, Joe Dealba shouldn't be surprised when one or two feminine heads turn his way. A tourquoise necklace, a wide brim hat, and a tie blouse. 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" 4 g gj ' v OOI' I QLM1 1 1 f 1 .' vb fx s in L .4 Y ' ,wig ..,,.,vn: , ,fm ' x fp ,- . 41- -P. :' H W H. 3 f K --"'s.- ., 5 J- L1 'f:fr:a114f91 ,i ,-el: jc if 7 X ' 1 w 4 X . f',, 1 f ,- .-,Q ' 6 .f , . y J I , ' ew, f f. ' 4 x 1 1 ' ' ""' 1 " ..,Y.-4, During a slight shower, the ribbon cutting ceremonies performed by lleft to rightl Valley College President Robert Horton, Board of Trustee Member Marion La Follette, Board of Trustees President Kenneth Wyatt and District Chancellor Dr. Leslie Koltai. By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Wes Preston A new door was opened this fall admitting female students, as well as those of the other gender, into the first new building on the Valley College campus since the completion of the Campus Center in 1971. The new Women's Gym was not necessarily a Christmas surprise when it opened its doors on january 8 to welcome students with complete and effective facilities to enhance the women's physical education program. Monarchs were allowed a long look into Santa's bag and were able to watch the 18-month construc- tion of the gym, which is located near the Men's Gym, bordering Ethel Avenue. Upon their first introduction to the gym, students generally commented, "lt's purple!" The main gym room is the only one in the district and possibly the only one in the state to have purple walls. However, women's Physical Education Depart- ment chairman Roberta Mulkey said the gym is really blue. "It's the mercury vapor lighting that makes it purple," she explained. "We really didn't know until they turned the lights on that it would be purple." No one on the Women's P.E. faculty opposed the blue color that was chosen for the benefit of athletes who participated in the gym's regularly scheduled sports of badminton and volleyball. "We went upstairs into the Campus Center build- ing because there's a blue classroom up there," explained Miss Mulkey, "and we hit a badminton birdie around to see if we could see it against the color blue we chose. "The players that I have talked to from other ,ir e 'eQ"'if- 5 i 1' . 'J 4. v A 'J "Wh--. . 595. Women's P.E. Department Chairman Miss Roberta Mulkey lcenterl meets with Women's P.E. faculty in the gym's spacious conference IOOII1. Delighting in the privacy of having her own otlice, Rosemary Breckell, assistant professor of physical education, finds the contrast between this and the one-room office that used to accommodate all 10 P.E. teachers in the old gym. 23" fe 91 l - i i Valley student Michelle Vickers, takes advantage of the new gymnastics equipment in the new Women's Gym. Students utilize their personal gymnastics equipmentg in the past, they had to share the men's equipment. ..-..ff- fs: ish: 92 , iQ 4 - '..t22i:0 ' ' n-"" 2-5 tr MW'-1, .4 Wall-length mirrors make learning all the easier, as student Roberta Taylor proves through excelling in dance. schools have liked it very much," said the depart- ment chairman, explaining that birdies and volley- balls were easy to spot against the contrasting blue- purple walls. In addition to the soon-to-be-infamous "purple gym," the facility provides a dance studio room, an exercise and body building room, a spacious locker room with 1,895 lockers and 33 showers with two individual dressing cubicles bordering each shower. An equipment room is located on one side of the lobby, with seven offices for the teachers on the other side, Inside the office complex is a conference room, a first aid room, and a one-time cot room that has recently been transformed into a student lounge which is regularly visited by department majors and extra-curricular sports team members. Among the most noted improvements of the new gym are its seven offices which replace one office which previously housed all 10 P.E. teachers. When commenting on the benefits of the multiple offices, Miss Mulkey said, "We're able to get our work done here where previously we couldn't. There were so many in the office before, and concentra- tion was rather difficult. Much of our work was done at home then, whereas now we can do it here." The dance studio room is lined with mirrors and ballet bars. The exercise and body building room is equipped with its own gymnastics facilities, whereas in the past, the women had to share the men's equipment. The department chairman said they were working on getting a whirlpool and training table for the first aid room to avoid having to move injured students to the Men's Gym for temporary treatment. The women's physical education program has been enlarged since the opening of the gym and is expected to grow even more. Miss Mulkey said, "l think to take advantage of our facilities we really need another instructor. This would also help us with the after-school activities." The department has an increased enrollment this semester, along with adding several new classes. Table tennis and ballethave been added to the curriculum and plans to incorporate a tumbling and trampolene class are in the formative stages. Al- though not a direct result of the new facility, surfing and bowling classes are also new to the P.E. curriculum this year. "The gym has opened up three inside classes, where previously we only had one, which has helped us as far as dance, badminton, gymnastics, self-defense and body contour classes," said Miss Mulkey. "This is very important, what with the problems occurring on the streets today." An archery equipment room has been added to enhance the department, This is located on the east side of Ethel Avenue. The walk-through equipment room will allow students to approach the archery field from behind the firing lines, thus providing better safety. The new Women's Gym is not only closer to the heart of the campus, but it can now offer a tailored curriculum to fit the needs of the students. Along with all the benefits of the gym, Miss Mulkey points out, "It's neat to be on this side of the campus with everybody else." 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Michael Ray Steele, 25 and Charles Nash, 21, along with the aid of other Monarch gridders, make a clear runway for quarterback Jeff Robinson. ehlnd . the Scrimmage B V e F' Y an 553 man Howie Neftin left and Hari Starks right practice ' Illustrated by Robert Lachman After the second gridder clash of the season, Greg Baltad walked out of the Monarch's locker room with traces of victory streaking his face, Loaded down with his tote bag and the pressure of knowing they could possibly become No. 1, he carried an even heavier load in the weight of a promise. A plaque protruded indiscretely from under his arm and read, "Life is tough. You get knocked down, you pick yourself up. You get knocked down, you pick yourself up-you pick yourself up." He explained that the inscribed doctrine dominated his philosophies, when applied to football and his life in general, as much as to the personality of the man, behind the words. The man was the late Bob Binder, a former football coach of Baltad's while he attended Canoga Park High School. Binder, a former Valley College graduate and center on the 1957 Valley College Championship Football team, was the incentive behind his enrollment at Valley College. Among the countless things demanded of a serious football player, the sophomore explained that Binder was instrumental in teaching him a successful method of facing and overcoming defeat. Through Binder's teachings, Baltad is the living proof of a dedicated and competent football player, who borders on the Linebacker Louis Debose contemplates play strategy during daily workouts. ,Ani l f- - i 4!4""' . A Q . 7, , . .,,:.,, ,re-if ll ,E in .-. , 1,-1 ,-2:-grsi Q 1 'i :QT-if H El da: ' 4-3 :KI ,, at - A -mg WH.- : 'Nil g . .. a 4 , i ""f' 2 iff i-111-7 .fd ,Y :rv-'v ,- Q ., ,X .t,.,-jj-,:,i . Q I RN- fi Fflflf 3 ,.- V' g l 'Un ma Q ' .ly . ., -- '- i...:g.,. M,- Joe Andrews, right, practices with mock opponent in order to prepare himself for game action. Team members worked out five days a week, and each practice entailed vigorous calisthenics. thin edge of being outstanding. Several times an All-Star football team player, he recognizes the important facet of team work. "To have teamwork you really have to love the guys you're playing with. When you're protecting the quarterback, the lineman has to be ready to lay himself down-sacrifice himself- sacrifice his body." Baltad explained that teamwork not only includes the visual maneuvers that take place out on the field, but the maneuvers that take place in the minds of the players, as well. "Teamwork is when you see a guy losing his composure, and you pull him back into the realm of sanity," he said. "Football is a team sport, not an individual sport. lt's 11 guys doing their job, together-not 11 separate people doing what they think they should do." l Baltad explained the average observer's impression of football j was that it was a mindless sport-with the coach calling all the plays and the team merely following instructions. Baltad stressed the dire need for serious ballplayers to be able to follow the coach's instructions. He said the coach was the objective force in raking fime to cool off, ,john Masjjy quenches his game strategy, and if game decisions were left to team members, thirst during Practice- teamwork would be nonexistent or inadequate. "When l'm playing for someone else, l'm his football player," he said. "When I coach a football team, l'll use the plays I think will work." And that's exactly what he'll probably do. With definite plans of completing his education at a university which is credited with having a good football team, Baltad wants to continue playing ball while fulfilling studies in his P.E. major. Baltad considers himself too small to play professional football, but if he is courted by any major league teams, he said he would tie the knot, With a second career alternative of becoming a physical education teacher, and some day coaching his own football team, lialtacl seems to have his life plays down pat. 1 I' Y , f ' f 1' 1' ,,,,15. . 1 4 .mu . fee? wa . WF ,ws m 1 -1 "We won! We won!." chanted Tom Morano, 60, a d Stan Shure, 67, alter the East L A game, the only Valley College victory -J A W, 1, ?.",'r ,, qv, fzfa . "P -'IQ ' 4 ,, V 5' Ll , -, A ' ' 4 . ' digg. , -,frf.. ,.,.f .".,1:Evs-' '11 f s fagtgf , , :ji 1' 451-4 f4fi' j"- v l h,.,.u - ' ,":-'uf A, . 4 21 ' 'A L ' " fl-. 5 , jig? .-' 5. , .: 11,75 -A ,, 'i fn' ' 'I '?-1? 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' l " i I yy"-ii." lu' Yf-1 ip ii- , .Q 'Q 3 vo,-G"!' fl-iii. wi, N, 98 ling.: By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman "We won more games this season than any other two seasons combined in the history of the college," said Bill Krauss with an unmistakable gleam in his eye. "One ofthe most amazing things about having such a good season," he continued, "is that none of the city high schools have swimming pools," for the nucleus of Val- ley College's waterpolo team are recruits from neighboring high schools. The landmark season has made a big splash this year with another VC first accomplished when the team won not only the first but the second waterpolo tournament. Few can question the Midas touch of Coach Krauss, professor of bio- logy, who fully credits the team's success to its members. "If we ever get a pool, we'll be great," he beamed. As much time as the aquamen spend in water, they still avoid a playful comrades splash, and on the suggestion of Coach Krauss to swim 1,000 yards to warm up, a few iokingly say, "I hear my mother calling me" or "I have to be going now." Waterpolo team member Andre Livian lived up to his reputation as last year's top scorer by repeating his standing again this year. A Rumanian immigrant and the team's most experienced player, he started his water career at the age of 13. Recruited for Rumania's junior national waterpolo team at the age of 16, Livian has been forced to undergo a drastic change in .W-1 9' NX Q .. was-ji With a fishtailing surge upward, Tim Irwin denies East L.A. a likely goal. his game techniques and compromise his lenient international rules upbringing to meet strict college rules. "During my first season at Valley, I used to get kicked out of every game because I had too many personal fouls," Livian said. "In Europe you don't get kicked out of the game unless you pull your opponent's trunks and obviously drown him, or you kick him in the face," he said, explaining that when a player did this, he was fined 45 seconds or was out of the game until one of the teams scored a point-what ever came first. "In my first season at Valley, I was really impatient because I was getting upset with the other guys, who had never played before. "It was really frustrating for me because I'd been playing for five years and I was expecting everything to go smooth. My attitude toward my teammates wasn't as good as it should be, so Coach Krauss tried to explain this to me and correct it. "Coach Krauss is very understanding, as opposed to most of the other coaches I've had," he said. "I wish I had one more season to play , A' all 1, I' V A M Ili- f ,f , . . , , t f.,i lui- 'Num . fllgiiii. - WW e1V,,g-Digg. Y RW here," Livian said, believing next year's team will excel even more than this year's. When Livian's not spending his time in the water, he's busy working, funning, and studying for his degree in business. With five languages to his credit, he aspires to enter foreign business manage- ment for a large American corporation, so he can indulge in another of his favorite pastimes, traveling. Having the diversified interests of ski- ing, surfing, karate and dancing, Livian lists his only vice as "women," However, he manages to stay afloat. .., i sjmjf'-e - W f wi- 41. 1-. ,.i',',- " .M,Qs3aw.a x 'Wi Q ' ' A J aj I ti H. , M , L V V1 ' -sn-pe .a.1n.2,,',i ,F Q "M . . ...ew f:J"f111-SL' A'm5"r,"1In-.':'.Q.'l' li 1 A ' " I fr+vifRU"'ff'Ai l ' ' . V i 1 l'1T1Ff'f' s i ' MQW ' .-f .I ': if " gmngrf .v" ,, , - , i,.- ' 1. . i ' I- I 4 rv ' " , ff' 'N' Nupevffff M4-,., . ., I - --.I I . . ' l.-42614. .., 1- ' ' -M .1 , . , ,rss tr- - mfr' - -ul' ' i .',f.L,-.M . I ' ' """"livst,.a2fmmr 1-a, ,.i. . W- - I 1 .mf . I, , .,., M. :gr-" --..-.. V . 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The dream of a State bid for the Monarchs was evident in the talent of the coaches and the runners. Yet the hours of running and practice paid off mostly for only one runner, Freshman Cliff Morden. "When I get ready for a race, I feel that my head should be prepared as well as my body," said Morden. "There have been times when I thought that I could have gone out in a race and burned up a fast pace, yet my body did not react. The two races where everything went right were Metro Conference finals and the State meet." "ln the conference meet the whole team was up because we had to prove something to EI Camino. I went out hard, The anguish ofa four-mile race is expressed ' by freshman Hon Adams as he finishes in the hoping that Thomas Rodriquez would not want to push too hard at the first half of the race. Knowing that my strongest part of the race was still to come, I felt that I would be able to push my body a lot harder. Through this action I was able to hold off Rodriguez and win easily. The state meet was a different story. Placing seventh enabled me to compete at State. I went up to San Mateo with a mixed feeling of depression and joy. I placed second to Terry Cotton, which gave me great satisfaction, knowing that I was the second best in the state." Yet, Morden was not the only standout on the Valley team. Under the guidance of Coach George Ker and Coach Lazlo Tabori and with a team made up of five freshmen and six sophomores, the Mon- archs compiled a Metro League record of 4-1. The Monarchs only finished as low as fourth place in the six invitational meets they entered, and stayed among the top five of the top 20 Cross Country teams in California. The Harriers began the season with a third-place finish in the Long Beach and Moorpark Invitational. Then Valley took "Excuse me please." Among the many hazards of a runner is the obstacle of a horse or two. Cliff Morden Ueftl and Jeff Alexander irightl kept their pace just the same. "Ill , on arch rival Pierce College and shut them out 15-48. CLower score wins.J In the weeks that followed, Valley remained undefeated with victories over Pasadena, Bakersfield, and Long Beach. Morden, jerry Alexander, Scott Schweitzer, Ron Adams, and Dennis Vitarelli physically prepared themselves to meet El Camino in the league final. Even with the talent of these men, the absence of injured members Steve Acuff and Craig Clemmer was felt. Valley lost to EI Camino by a score of 26-30. "The turning point of our season was the MSAC race," said Coach Ker. "The entire team ran as one and seemed to impress everyone who was there." Valley won the large school division, the novice division, and the sweepstakes award. There are those who feel that if the Monarchs had gone past Southern Cals they would have been State champions as a team. Yet, as a team this year they went on to win just about as much as you can. 101 Thank SBVBH for Pxer ce The pogo stick kid, Rick Garcia, gets ready to rack up another two points for Valley, while Rori Davis, 22, guards him from the opposing feam. By Derek Lawson Illustrated by Robert Lachman "Players must have the feeling that they can beat good teams," said Coach Gaston Green. "Without the idea of positive thinking one cannot win in this game of basketball." The Monarchs, who improved their league record from last year by three games, added more points per game than in the year before and improved in their overall team play. Rick Garcia, Allen Green, and Rori Davis were constantly in double figures this year. Garcia had the highest point production in one game, with 34, and played a major part in the league victories over Pierce and El Camino. ValIey's first league victory came against Pierce after being defeated in 14 consecu- tive games. That ballgame featured Rodol- pho Arthur who sparked the Monarchs with eight points in the overtime segment. Davis and Green were also instrumental in that victory, which had Pierce tie the game seven times in the last five minutes. The second Pierce meeting saw Mark Holman, Dave Small, and Mark Edwards control the tempo of the game. Valley controlled the ball and the backboards at both ends of the court, giving Green, Garcia, and Doug Andersen plenty of time to shoot. "We must improve quite a bit on our defense and our rebounding for next year," said Coach Green, "if we hope to knock off Long Beach, Bakersfield, Pasa- dena and extend our winning streak against Pierce and El Camino." Airbom, Valley Monarch's Rori Davis, 22, and Alan Green lrightj, lend their fellow team- mate, Rick Garcia, a hand. The referee examines Tom Morand's hold ttopl on his defensive opponent, determining whether a 'pin' has been executed. It Start with ands ak By Elaine Nevelow Illustrated by Robert Lachman . . . Two athletes come forward from opposite corners of the mat, get instruc- tions, shake hands, and step back. The referee blows the whistle and signals "wrestle," They come forward again, eye- ing each other hard, trying to appraise their opponent's capabilities. Locked in combat, pushing, twisting, pulling, they come crashing clown on the mat . . . straining, sweating, rolling, till one gets the advantage . . . forcing his opponent's shoulders to the mat. . . Wrestling, at the collegiate level, is a grueling contact sport that demands much from its players. lt takes, on the average, three to four years of high school training in a good program before a wrestler is ready to participate in colle- giate intermural competiton. A minimum of two'hours a day is spent working out on the mat, and this does not include the many hours a wrestler spends running and lifting weights iust to keep in shape. Wrestling is not just for the 'big' guys, there are 10 competition weight divisions Monarch Larry Hibshman ttopj makes a human pretzel out of his opponent. which range from 118 pounds to the heavy-weights, who can run well over 200 pounds. But not everyone can become a wrestler. lt takes a dedicated, hard- working, disciplined, aggressive indivi- dual. This aggressiveness which a good wrestler must exhibit while in competition is not necessarily taken with him when he leaves the mat. Bernie Christian, Valley's wrestling coach, feels that many of his players are not overly aggressive off the mat, on the contrary, he feels that wrestling mellows them and gives them an athletic maturity. Coach Christian be- lieves that any physical activity is an excellent "pressure valve" for the release of tensions and anxieties brought on by life in our complex society. He also feels that athletic competition fulfills the void that was left after man curtailed his primal instinct of hunting. . . . The referee counts . . . "one second . . . two seconds' '... slaps the mat to signal a "pin," and the end of the match. Six points for the offensive team! 103 Robert Castillo and Dave Lorenz team up for exercises. Monarch's Coach Ed Bush watches intently as his team tries for another win. Spring's Strategy- - - Summer's Game - - - By Dale Fink Illustrated by Wes Preston The batter has one-half second to de- cide whether to swing at the pitched ball. "I need more time than that to adjust to a particular batter and situation," center- fielder Mitch Harmatz said. "I have to know in advance how the batter will react to the pitch." As the batter steps up to the plate, the fielders receive word on what pitch Cas- tillo will throw. The message travels through the infield to the outfield by a coded chain communication system, be- ginning with catcher Eddie Perez. "I get a sign from Castillo or Coach Weinstein indicating what the next pitch will be. I relay the message to the basemen and shortstop by secret hand signal," said Perez. The basemen then feed the pitch to the outfielders by forming sly hand signals behind their backs. Watching a winning baseball team play the outfield, one would immediately see strong pitching and fielding. As important to the defensive game, but not as visible, is the team strategy and communication. The ability to outsmart the opponent, to relay an entire forthcoming play to a team- mate with one subtle gesture, is as neces- sary to a winning team as physical ability. A team depends on fast reception of effective signals to organize and carry out their defensive strategy, successful com- munication can determine a win or a loss. Even before Monarch Robert Castillo has completed his windup for the pitch, the fielders know whether he will release a curve ball, change of pace, fast ball, or slider. And they know how the batter will react to the pitch. Q Iii .A ...xc Valley pitcher Robert Castillo peers in, as the umpire calls strike three. To the casual observer, it may look as though an outfielder is isolated from the defensive game until a batter whacks a fly ball, or a grounder comes barreling to him. But the communication circuit is continu- ous-infield activity is constantly being relayed to the outfield. "l'm able to pick up anything that is going on infield," Chuck james, Lion right-fielder said. "Af- ter every pitch, l'm taking signals from second, sometimes first, base." "Everybody is really together. This is the closest team I've played on," said james, who has been playing baseball since age 12. After receiving a signal of the pitch, the fielders lean according to how the indivi- dual batter will react to that pitch, in that situation. The fielders must be aware of any idio- syncrasies in a batter's hitting, as the pitcher strives to play on the batter's weakness. Research is done to determine the appropriate strategy and psychological warfare. The opponents' assets and liabili- ties are scouted prior to the game. "By the championship game, the team knows how a certain batter hits to a right or left-handed pitcher, how he hits with two strikes on him, pitches he can hit against, where he hits the ball, his speed, and his stealing pattern," Harmatz said. "For last year's championship game against Long Beach we had a 25-page scouting book to study. "Baseball is more complicated than most people think," Harmatz said. "By the scouting charts," ace pitcher Castillo said, "I know whether to pitch inside, whether the batter can hit a curve ball . . . I know what pitch to throw. It's a batter-to-batter strategy." The pitcher must also be receptive to a catcher's signal for a pick-off play. "When Perez gives me the sign, l'turn and throw to second base. When a runner on second gets a little too far from the bag, he gets picked off-saves a lot of runs," Castillo said. "Reacting to and relaying these signals becomes a part of you, a second nature, said Harmatz. "There is no time to think out there, everything must be automatic." Stu Bolin starts another double play against a Rio Hondo base runner. Ed Perez loses his mask, as practice continues at full speed. l K -' 4 1 ,K 3 V i ., 1 ... ,. "' ' X-E W 'fgf .2 ' J ' - ' 1, . 'Ji , T ry' ".iir-my it.. 4. --..fva1f4"i . at-ff--is . 1-1,5 .. -if? 1' li" f' 'gI,3"hT""""' 7 -T.. TQ TN? ,, . os-' ,- , ' . , .. h " h J., 1 -nllj-. lm ,I -,Ly ff- , --Qi.. -r""'.-T ff.-ii.. M. . . .f T .' , :gi --f.-m"'5""' T" gran- M f ' B' --- -- eb 1 T '44Qiur" 'H' ... 'H -'w-I..-.arf-.T -1 '. Qi' .23 "L 0 -bf' ,ft 3 -it fi. 7. ' Q-: "f NT, ,l EQ? 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'T-xifsal-'f scifi' fs-ffiatw ' --4 if f .fir all Q- s , Q .1 tl w.?fiYJ.T'HcQ ff" f-B? ' - - . . The Lion By Derek Lawson Illustrated by Robert Lachman "The Lion roars" was the slogan that was being heard around the 1974 Monarch track team. Great performances by athletes on the team were to rock the Metropolitan Conference, and with no surprise to co-coaches Nick Giovinazzo and George Ker, the Lions did give a roar that was heard up and down the State of California. The Monarchs combined the running ability of sprinters and distance men and were able to put together a fine group of relays in the different invitationals. The 440 relay made up of Mike Maye, jeff Leeds, Greg Groves, and Charles Nash, came through, setting record times and were one of the top teams in California. These four runners also combined a foursome that was unbeatable in the 100 and 220, posting times of 9.6 and 21.4. I The 440 brought out the talents of Derek Lawson and Kevin Carroll as they battled all year long to run sub 48 flat quarters. They were placed on the mile relay, joined by Leeds and Nash, to give Valley one of its top mile relay accomplishments in several years. In the mile through the three mile run, Valley had its highly talented runners from the championship cross-country team. Cliff Morden and jerry Alexander led the Monarchs to a successful season in long distance runs. joel Scott, Richard West, Ron Adams, Ed Carrey ran personal records, jumping from the 880 to the three mile. Dennis Vitarelli took on the steeplechase and made a big splash in the event's first year in the Metro. The events that hurt Valley this past season were affected by the lack of hurdles. "We gave up too many points in both highs and intermediates," said Coach Giovinazzo. Hugh VanNess and Robert Sherman were the two men who tried the hurdles, for the first time, this season. Flying through the air, Johnny Jackson, Michael Bissiri, and Scott Wedding each displays his distinctive style of long iumping. ' ' 'P-:vein At the start of the season the field events were lacking the scoring ability of other teams. Yet, as the season progressed, the marks became better. At the end of the season Valley had a least two top men in every field except the high jump. Pole vaulters Larry Fuller and Craig Belmont established themselves as the two men to beat in Conference, while john jackson and Scott Wedding jumped well over 22 feet in the long jump and 45 feet in the triple jump, The weight men had to pit themselves against the huge men from Pierce and Bakersfield. Leroy Smith and Dan Arnold threw the shot putt, while Wayne Twedell came through with top marks in the discus throw. Another new event added this year was the javelin. Dave Ranes and Greg Striva were the spear throwers for Valley. Their top mark was well over 145 feet. ln a year where track and field seem to excel over most Valley sports, the track team came through with the talent to maul its competitors and have the final roar. Up and over the high hurdles goes Rob Kutner, during Valley's victory over Pasadena City College. r'-T-'mf' '-' ' 5AA i. ' t ...-......- 'Ef s - - l - ,. ' u -.-...1.i..-......... A+-1 25:15 V 1 wr-.1055 Crossing the finish line in the 100-yard-dash, Charles Nash scores a victory for Valley, 4 .., as Greg Grooves and Kim Kapin follow - ,Q I close behind. an :M l l et -A.. ' '- N. J. ,5- Breezing to an easy victory, Jerry Alexander passes the referee on the fifth lap of a three-mile race. t. Tony Pazzi iust clears the cross bar in Valley's meet against Pasadena. 1? I J X' W ' - Hi isa E.Je.'iti: 'ITW- if vALLgl'j mi, -rlffn It ' p - -.,,1.Y4- . - A: -A gel., 1 ,., . --'-irfa-- ' 1 ' - 1 ,.4:l1- Y'll?:l""""L'l4"fllR1eg7,g,r ,rash Q I - ' ' . L. -QE.: ,, - ij, h - ., N - , -:. 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The point of the foil is always covered either by a metal tip or is taped beyond recognition. The sport itself may be diffi- cult to accept because of the psychologi- cal inferences to score a hit with the end of the blade by touching the opponent within the body's scoring area. However, casualties suffered from parti- cipation in the sport are minimal, and usually occur as a result of anything except direct contact with the foil's pro- tected point. "Fencing is a very safe sport," stressed Donna Forman, Valley College Fencing Captain. "As long as you wear the proper clothing and equipment, you can't get hurt. However, l'm not saying that acci- dents don't happen. l know at first, when I started, l used to cringe a little when l was hit. In my mind, I expected it to hurt. But after a while, you get used to it, and you realize that you're not going to get hurt." Miss Forman was indirectly introduced to fencing as a result of her love for medieval history. With one year's fencing experience behind her, Miss Forman will be transfering to UCLA in the fall, and will compete with their fencing squad. Foil, which is the only category in which women are allowed to fence, is Miss Forman's forte. Foil, and the two blades reserved solely for the men's competitions, sabre and epee, constitute the categories for compe- tition on the collegiate level. To any fencer, musical words from an anonymous referee ring jubilantly in the fencers' ears when they hear, "Five-zero, bout." Doubl Dose of Courage By Margot A. Meyer Illustrated by Ken Hively Practice, athletic agility, plus a double dose of courage are the elements that make a good gymnast, according to Valley gymnastics Coach Ted Calderone. Serving as gymnastics trainer for five years, Coach Calderone, assistant professor of physical education, tries to focus on all three of these areas, plus a few more, when work- ing with Valley's gymnastics team. This year the team has only four return- ing members-Cary Callahan, who placed sixth in the state last year in the side horse competition, Sheldon Leon on parallel bars, Richard Spink, a top prospect on the side horse, and Cary Wallace, a to all-around performer. The remainder of the team consists of freshmen like Craig Corwin, who special- izes on parallel bars and side horse, and Richard limenez, a good all-around per- former. Today's gymnast has to be more than a well-coordinated athlete. "It's not like in the past when gymnasts had to special- ize," said Coach Calderone. Valley's competition format consists of six Olympic events: floor or free exercise, pommel or side horse, rings, vaulting, parallel bars, and horizontal bars. A team member must be proficient in all six of these areas if he hopes to place in college competitions. Richard Spink completes a high Because of the varied talents demanded of gymnasts in the six different areas, a gymnast should start training at an early age. If a prospective gymnast benefits through training in high school, it is an added plus when he reaches Valley since "the caliber of competition on the com- munity college level is very high," said Coach Calderone. I Valley gymnasts train all year around. "We work out in the off-season five days a week, for several hours a day," said Coach Calderone. Many team members train on their own time, sometimes spending more than 20 hours a week in a gym. scissor on the horse during a team practice. Gymnastics team member Bruce Low concentrates on his parallel bar performance. 1. .I-.V it-lr. A , i . -P f,ree'5-rar-ivffgfvffgig-f i -5 1 . , 'Ds ' -.. 'Q gal-r FEW: ' '1'TFL- i 4 alll lll , er ii' sgwmd . 'W'---is:---,5,. .v,,.4:, M -fra.-3s7:f."1. j - ,L M? , . "" ' Ll" eb' " -. .. -' - ' " ' , was ,. 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By Vanessa Finan Illustrated by Robert Lachman Marco Polo, mermaid, lifeguard and dunk'em are all effortless water games, but when it comes to serious competitions, Bill Krauss feels that swimmers have to be in perfect physical condition. As Valley College's swim coach, Krauss said even though swimming is considered as a low-talent sport, his team members must depend on their arms, as well as leg strengths, when competing. "Swimming is the most exhausting sport," said Krauss, asso- ciate professor of biology, wondering at the same time what motivational force is the instigator for competitive swimmers. He said of all the sports, swimming offers few avenues for professional occupations, aside from Olympic glories which provide acclaim, but no immediate income. He said swimmers can't afford to be in anything but top physical condition during competition seasons. Existing on strict diets and vitamins, swimmers have to overcome specialized liabilities that are reserved solely for their sport. '94, yrs ffiiffl "Wilb- Flying through the air with the greatest of Kevin Gunn stretches to get a good star! ease, Andrei Livian gets a fast start against lor Valley El Camino College. While combating chlorine-dominated water and smog-in- fested air, swimmers must protect themselves against recurring eye and ear infections. Swimming has no natural strokes, said Krauss, emphasizing that swimmers are fortunate because they very seldom have to contend with overheated body temperatures. He explained since the water is always cooler than body temperatures, swimmers have an automatic cooling system working for them at all times. Although team members are taken away from their native dry land and made to thrive in their liquid surroundings, they seem to be in complete control during their daily four-hour workouts. When a swimmer is in good condition, he can swim all strokes, Krauss said, with the crawl or freestyle stroke being the fastest and the butterfly being the most difficult. Monarch swim team members have enhanced their talents this year, said Krauss, and they have undergone a transition in their stroke specialties. Chuck Baumgarner swam breaststroke last year, but has proved his proficiency in the butterfly and individual medley competitions this year. Monarch Gary Leeds, who has been exhibiting his strengths as a distance freestyler, was a sprinter during his high school days. Coach Krauss said breast stroker Dave Estey "swims incredibly smooth" and will definitely make All-American. Attributing swimmer Tad Nelson with having virtually no defects in his stroke, Coach Krauss said this year Nelson was one of Valley's best 1,000-yard swimmers. 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