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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'
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The news of the spring semester was
marked extensively with culminations of
numerous major projects related to Valley
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
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
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
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,
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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,
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.
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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-
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
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.
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