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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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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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Dont For et to Yiirn
Whereas some toothpastes can boast up
to 20 percent fewer cavities, Valley Col-
lege can boast of using 46 percent less
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
Electrician Fred Ortiz replaces
fluorescent tubes with tubes of less
wattage to help cut back on
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