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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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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
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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By Vanessa Finan
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
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-
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
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
Life was hard that winter, for the people
could not psychologically accept the ac-
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
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
"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.
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