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You pack up all your valuables and head for
a place :aded Columbia. And whether you hail
from a lame metropolitan area or some small
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11 18 in this together with every other
a mmn at the University.
What do you find here? Friends,
a social life, campus unrest, a
good academic education, freedom?
University life is a lot of things.
It,s continuous transformation .
but always inevitable.
a separate way
he wants to be.
And the experiences
' and memories
you beigin to pile up,
from what you are
to what you shall be.
The first thing you
do is to make major
readjustments in your
lifestyle. You share
everything from a
bathroom to a telephone
with 30 other people.
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There are times you feel youore the
only person who cares. Apathy seems
to be everywhere, but no one worries
about it. You never dreamed apathy
could play such a large role in
go for days
you need to be alone.
And other t
Freshman year is
freedom. . .
freedom to express
f, or to
or to fi
freedom to be
1972 was a national election
year, the first that 18
year-olds had the right to
vote. In this section the
Savitar looks at three areas
where this decision has
changed the look of
l . hey call it
November 4 was one of the first really chilly mornings in
Columbia, the kind that stiffens up engine oil so a car
strains to start and a cold dew collects on everything and
urges people to strain to start.
At 5 a.m. that morning, with the sun far below the hori-
zon, a chartered, nearly empty Greyhound bus rumbled in
front of the Memorial Union. Aboard were less than a
dozen, sleeping souls, most of them from Stephens College.
A passerby e had there been one - would have had no
trouble knowing why the bus and the people were there.
Dimly lit by a streetlight was a blue and white placard on
the busts side: MCGOVERN-SHRIVER ,72.
By mid-morning, the bus would take about 15 Columbia
students to Kansas City where they would be knocking on
doors for George McGovern during the last weekend before
the election. They called it ttcanvassing."
The trip wasntt news when it happened and it isn't news
now. But it was a small, human facet of the 1972 campaign
e the first in which 18 to 20 year olds could both campaign
Canvassing was a big part for everybody involved with a
particular candidate, even though Gubernatorial candidate
Ed Dowdls son Doug may have been the only one who got
headlines for doing it.
Perhaps the story of one McGovern student telling about
one street in one town in one state may not explain defeat at
the polls three days later but it will give a glimpse of what
the campaign meant to new voters, the footsoldiers of the
When the Columbia students got to the Jackson County
Democratic Headquarters in Kansas City, they met a larger
group of students from Kansas who had begun work a day
earlier. The students were from Kansas State, whose foot-
ball team the Tigers were to play that afternoon.
But nobody ever talked about the game.
By Jim Polson Photos by Bruce Bisping
somewhere else, where they were told what to do;
ttThe map shows your precinct, you are to handle the streets
marked in red, the sheet on the right is a list of registered
voters. Ask them politely if they plan to vote for Senat0r
McGovern on Tuesday. If they say no, politely leave. If they
say maybe or they dont know put a two or threetdown by
the name and ask them if they want any campaign inforrna.
tion or if they need a ride to the polls. If they say yeS, put .
down a one, ask them if they need a ride or information and
if they can help us on election day. L
ttIf theytre not a one, two or a three, leave. Dontt give any.
body a hassle." t
Then, everybody loaded up in cars again only to be
dropped off in places they had never seen before. They
started asking people if they would vote for McGovern.
Some of them did pretty well. They were invited into
houses to give their pitch and maybe even won sdme votes.
The campaigner we followed was not so fortunate.
He pounded on doors for two blocks in Independence
before he even found a three, much less a one or'a two. As
one resident in a large, White house said, "Kid I voted for
Dewey in 48 and Pve voted Republican ever since. Do you
know how far away Harry Truman lives from here?!
uWell, I sure seem to be on the wrong street, sir."
"Youtre damn right, son."
After a while, the neighborhood kids found out about the
stranger who was walking down the street looking for Dem.
ocrats. A half dozen of them piled in a red t48 International
pickup and drove by constantly, yelling ttfour more yearsf
Naturally there-were some Democrats a even some peo-
ple who would vote for McGovern. They were young or old,
but rarely in between.
At the last house on the street, he stopped a retired man
who was mowing his lawn with a garden tractor and asked
him how he would vote.
The man scowled at the campaign button on the coat
before him and growled, ttYep, Itve made up my mind. Pm
sure as hell not votin, for that tinhorn president we got
now," and followed that up with a 15-minute discourse
praising the ttpeoplets populists?
A few hours later, having been transferred back and forth
to several different offices, the lead-calved campaigners ate
dinner at a hospital, went back to another office and were
split up. Some did bookkeeping, some wrote letters. A lot,
having worn out their feet, proceeded to wear out their
lingers and canvassed by phone. They found a few ones,
twos or threes and some uWell, I don't think thatts any of
your business, do you?"
By 10 p.m.., when the calling stopped, our campaigner
with the Republican street was having a jeering conversa-
tiorlil, mostly unprintable, with a picture of McGovern on the
wa . .
They went back to the Democratic Headquarters, rolled
out their sleeping bags, grabbed a beer and stayed up m0St
3f the night. And then went back to work again the next
It wasnt all over until Tuesday night, when they sat
together in a motel room, their eyes glazed with tears and
vodka and riveted to a TV set.
That was when George McGovern looked them square in
the eye and told them theytd done a good job. They couldn't
smile and they couldnt cry. They just sat there. ii:
S oon, everbody was loaded up in cars and shipped off
By 10 p.m.
With the decrease in the voting age,
campus campaigning took on a new
emphasis. Sargent Shriver made
Columbia one of the stops on his cam-
paign trail. The vice presidential
nominee and the ex-vice presidential
nominee, Tom Eagleton, appeared at
the Hillel Center complete with a
Secret Service escort.
lectiOn year 1973 was the first time 18-year-olds,
E including the majority of students here, could vote in
Columbia governmental races. Two students, aware of their
new responsibility in government, decided to take an active
part in the political races. But instead of merely cam-
paigning for the candidate of their choice, these two
students WERE the candidates of their choice.
Wendy Gray and Gary Belis both were juniors when they
decided to enter the City Council race. Both had interests in
politics that dated back to high school; both had worked for
candidates in elections; both wanted to bring up issues
previously ignored; both are dedicated students; both cam-
paigns were marked by invalidated petitions or other regis-
tration problems; but eventually both got on the ballot.
Wendy Gray came to Columbia from Cleveland, Ohio.
Her real political interest developed in 1970, when she
worked for the re-election of Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes.
She came to the University to major in social work, and
became active in Boone County Tenants, Inc., and worked
on the emergency relief fund for Bangladesh.
Gray'sinterest in Columbiats City Council began over a
year ago when she began attending City Council meetings
regularly. She began to think about becoming a candidate
for the Sixth Ward seat in December. "After attending City
Council meetings for a year, I developed an interest in the
city. Also, being a student, I had a different point of View to
bring up to the Council which had been ignored before.
With that, and with the knowledge of some of the communi-
ty problems, I decided to run."
Before she could begin campaigning, however, Gray
needed to get her petition signed and validated. This proved
to be a problem in itself. Her first petition was ruled invalid
because some of the signatures were not eligible. For her
second try, she went door-to-door herself, talking to the peo-
ple she hoped to represent. She was surprised by some
responses. ttMost of my support was from students, but I got
telephone calls when I first filed from people saying they
were told people, who were supporting me. I was really
Grayts competition came from two men, including incum-
bent Clyde Wilson. Gray discussed her campaign with
Wilson at the beginning, and they agreed they would proba-
bly split the vote if someone else filed in the Sixth Ward,
which someone did.
Although Gray had a campaign manager, the campaign
was carried on mainly through her friends. She held a few
Organizational meetings at the beginning of her campaign to
decide whether to raise money, but made few expenditures
fOT GaInpaign advertisements.
Gray didntt issue any press releases for a couple of
reasons. ttI was going to do a lot of speaking engagements
atld have a lot of interviews, and I felt this covered my
YICWS pretty well." Plus, she did not have enough time to
13.919 Press releases. ttl was really ignoring my schoolwork.
It's really difficult, running a campaign and keeping up
With school at the same time?
lhgogslmg was the major issue in Grayls campaign. "I feel
forcpdo umbia has good building codes, but they arentt en-
dvtel'l I believe that especially the older housing that has
igarloratetl a little should not be torn down if they can be
WJUUP. It s also a lifestyle to these people to live in an old
I; lulh Instead of a sterile apartment building. Columbia
rlou d have more inspectors to enforce the codes." Also on
her priorities list were open Council meetings and more
parks and recreation land.
But Grayis campaign had many problems. t'Part of the
problem was that regular Columbia residents werentt taking
me seriously; they werentt believing that I had ideas, that I
was capable of thinking about the problems of Columbia. I
think they thought it was cute that someone so young would
take an interest in Columbia politics." Other problems
included lack of time to run an effective campaign, and fear
of taking too much support from Clyde Wilson, causing a
And just five days before the election, Gray announced
she would drop out of the race. Not wanting to leave her
supporters without an alternative, Gray threw her support
to Wilson, the candidate closest to herself, and the eventual
winner. Although she had dropped out of the race, Grayys
name still appeared on the ballot. Despite the publicity her
withdrawal received, she still captured several votes in her
As Gray looks back on her campaigning, she feels it was
far from being a failure. ttBy the time I decided to drop out,
Itd brought out the issues I wanted to. For the first time in
Columbia, the problems of students and young people were
finally being talked about, discussed and considered, which
I think is quite important."
Gray also believes having students run in a City campaign
will turn into a trend. ttStudents now have an obligation to
look at the candidates and the issues and decide at the end
of two years whether the Council has carried out what they
wanted, and then decide whether to re-elect them.
Hopefully, what's best for the students is whats best for the
Gray said she will stay involved in City politics, attending
City Council and Planning and Zoning meetings ttlike I
always have. But I dont see any intentions of running
By Merrill Perlman Photos by Bruce Bisping
ary Belis' decision to run for City Council from H
G Fifth Ward developed almost parallel to Gray's. Bel;
has a long history of political involvement, including Can
paigning for Tom Eagleton in St. Louis in 1968, and HCtin
as canvassing coordinator for Stuart Symington in 197L
Since coming to the University to major in political SCient
and journalism, Belis, political career has blossomed.
In February, 1972, Belis was general Chairman of m
Democratic Mock Political Convention. Until this SUWerv
gubernatorialprimary, he campaigned for Joe Teasdale, Hz
was elected a McGovern delegate to the county Democraliv
convention, and there was named an alternate to the Stat;
convention. Belis attended both the Republican and Demg
cratic conventions in Miami Beach as a reporter fOFth;
Maneater. This fall Belis , was the student organization
chairman for Rory Ellingerfs unsuccessful bid for a Stat
, The decision to. run for City Council was made dun'ng
Christmas break. ttI thought on the expanded Council tfmm
four members to sixt there should be at least one person
who represented the half of the population that is students.'
Belis discussed his desire to run with ,Debbie Barber, thg
student who gave the nominating speech for Eagleton, and
Fran Fruehrwho also desired to run. NWe were afraidol
splitting the liberal vote." The group never reached acon.
census because ttBarber took herself out of contention and
Fran wanted to run anyway."
Belis had a registration problem too: he lived in Hatch
Hall dormitory, which is in the Sixth Ward. One week
before he filed his petition, Belis moved to Hudson Hall.
just across College Avenue, but in the Fifth Ward. He didnt
want to run in the Sixth Ward because "I didnft think Clyde
Wilson was an incumbent who needed to be thrown out?
. One week after he filed his petition, Belis was notified
that his name could not be placed on the ballot since he was
not registered to vote in the ward he was running in. Belis
said there wasnothing in the petition that said he had to be
registered in the ward he filed in, and he couldntt change
his registration. The books were closed due to other elec-
tions. But the books were reopened, and Belis found that
the County Clerk had already changed his registration.
ttThe whole hassle could have been avoided. It produced
a lot of damaging headlines at the time. A lot of people
worried that it would do more damage than it did. It hap-
pened so early in thewcampaign though, that by the end of
everything, most people had forgotten about it."
Belis canvassed door-to-door in his ward, although he
concentrated mostly on the student community, includinga
large dormitory population. Money wasnt a problem in the
campaign. ttI decided that radio and TV werentt good eX-
penditures because .five-sixths 0f the people who watch and
listen cantt vote for you anywayf Instead, Belis put mostot
his money into brochures mailed to the homes in his ward
explaining his priorities. , -
Like Gray, Belist main issue was housing, and the need
for more housing inspectors and a-regular inspection sched-
ule. He said he proposed that non-returnable softdrink and
beer cans be banned, and he put great emphasis on tht-
transportation of school children. He favored setting up3
sidewalk and bike system for safety, and emphasized long'
range planning and zoning.
Belis, campaign began paying off when the Columbia
Tribune endorsed him in the Fifth Ward race. The Tribul18
They weren,t believing that I had
ideas, that I was capable of thinkin
about problems of Columbia. I thin
they thought it was cute that
someone so youn would take an
interest in Colum ia politics.
said he was responsive to the issues, well-informed, and
had his youth going for him. At this point, Belis began
Hpouring rnoneyu into radio spots.
But Belis carried only one of the three Fifth Ward
precincts, capturing 241 votes and coming in third of four
candidates. He said he was glad it was Fran Frueh he had
lost to since they had similar views.
Belis explained where he went wrong. HI conducted my
i campaign poorly. There are two factors to which I attribute
my loss. The first is the degree of apathy among the student
voters here, both those who were registered and didnt vote,
and those that didnt bother to register at all. Second was a
failure on my part to make the transition from working for a
candidate to being a candidate. All the little organizational
and minor details that I did when I was working for a can-
didate, I continued to do when I was a candidate, which
was a very large error. I should have spent more time doing
the things a candidate should do, like getting out and meet-
ing people and going to coffees. I came across exceptionally
well on a one-to-one basis. The area which I did not get to
personally was the area where I got the least amount of
ttI did not cultivate some of the liberal community leaders
early in the campaign, and Fran Frueh had them locked up
before I could get to them. I concentrated too much on the
student community until it was too late. The Tribunets en-
dorsement proved I had community support and did not
scare people with being a wide-eyed radical."
But, ttI was very pleased with the election. I got over 100
votes in non-student areas. People were not paranoid about
me running, but were very mature, Fm glad I ran. I raised
issues that wouldntt have been raised on the problems of
the student community. Ithink now the community is much
more aware of students in the community, and I hope more
students will be appointed to positions on Council commis-
As to the future, Belis said he will become a permanent
resident of Columbia, and will take over as editor of the
new Associated Students of Missouri state-wide magazine
carrying legislative information to students across the state.
Belis doesnt know if he will run for City Council again.
ttIf'a more conservative Council had been elected, I would
be keeping a closer eye on it than I now plan to. With the
liberal nature of the Council, maybe there wont be a need
for me to run. Itm the type of person who likes to criticize. I
dont like to pull punches. Thatts good for a journalist, but
bad for a politician."
During the campaign Belis said, ttI learned about my per-
sonal assets and liabilities as a campaigner. Its good to have
these lessons out of the way at 21. At 21, its not a last
The administration felt
I was being uncoo erative
I was uncooperativef
SA a what did it do this year? Besides demonstrate at l
President Ratchford's investiture and experience the!
first impeachment ever of a vice president and totally I
alienate its other vice president.
In spite of what a lot of people think, or say, Dan Viets
looks back on his administration as being one of acf
complishment. A revised and improved MSA Constitution
was adopted, the University Assembly was established and a
more services were provided for UMC students. Services
like the initiation of a legal advisory council twhich Was
discontinued in Januaryl, gynecological services at the
Student Health Center twhich lasted only momentarilyj and
of course, the usual components of Student Activities: Con.
certs, speakers, films, etc.
Viets admits these are not his personal accomplishments.
"Any of these things are not my accomplishments, but they
are things that occurred during my administration. Like
University Assembly was an accumulation of at least four or
five years of hassling the administration and it wasntt me by
any means that accomplished that?
There were other accomplishments too a the kinds of
things that are intangible. uI think maybe some of the more
important things are not so tangible, and I hope they will
continue to be built upon. Like building within the associa-
tion of the student body a feeling of identity with each
other, a feeling of community with common interests, goals,
problems and a feeling that through the association,
students can provide themselves with these services and
can further their own goals and desires.
"MSA is, believe it or not, about as advanced in these
goals as any student association in the country I am aware
of. We have about as much input into the governing of this
institution as almost any student association in a state sup-
ported school in the country.
ttWetre making significant progress in establishing the
kinds of services that most student associations are just
talking about. The student store and lobby are things in a
nationwide movement right now, and wetve had them for a
couple of years. And wetve got one of the most effective as-
sociations in the sense of providing services like the con-
certs, films, and speakers which everyone immediately
identifies as existing but they dont know MSA is the
source. We are providing the most services and making the
most progress toward the most contemporary student asso-
ciation in the country. Name any issue welre involved in:
Gay peoples rights, woments rights. These are the issues
across the country. Not just the Midwest or just backward
"There are private schools, of course, where its easier to
make progress because theres not a state legislature
hanging over them. The point is, if were going to go any fur-
ther with the Missouri Students Association than other
student governments across the country, then its going to
call for a student community feeling. People have got to see
they have common interests and problems. Students must
have the realization of what MSA is doing for them. Itts not
just in 200 Read or just the Senate but MSA is the student
body and everyone is a part ofit."
But if one looks at the general apathy on this campus, it,5
obvious not everyone is a part of MSA and what its doing
for them How does interest in MSA stack up with that Of
the rest of the campus? Viets says "As far as MSA goes, the
level of interest has increased. Maybe that s an optimistic
Viewpoint. Some people look at the statistics of how many
t1: vote in the general election'but thafs not a good indicator
guy because it has too many variables. What MSA accomplishes
t is going to be directly proportional to what its membership
ets puts into it. The level of apathy has lessened. The fact that
ac. we have accomplished more 1n recent years shows that.
ion nwhat MSA is domg now seerns a little more relevant to
1nd the real world: Thatis'another thing. Wetve got to instill in
Ces students to quit thinklng 0f the campus'and off campus as
vas something other than the real world. This is the real world
the and MSA, the student body, the institutions of the Universi-
ty are real. Its not like welre here preparing to go out in the
:1? real world e- were in it. ASM tAssociated Students of Mis-
souri on page 4Zl has accepted this. Wetre taking part in our
Its. government and we're influencing how the administrators
ley are going to vote. We also worked for student involvement
ike in city affairs. We worked for voter registration.
. 0r "Therels still the argument that students are too transient
by to patticipate in city government. But a change of attitude is
needed. Students not only have the right to be a part of the
0f , city government, but they have the responsibility. Students
m should be able to represent their views. Its not just the
Iill principle of the thing. Students pay the sales tax. A pedes-
trian campus will affect them and indirectly they are paying
tch property tax through their apartment rents?
Transiency is even more of a problem for University
students on campus than it is in the community. Viets at-
nd tributes his clashes with the University's administrators
throughout his term as MSA president to this feeling of
students impermanence. But then, ttthere have always been
clashes with the administration. In the past year, there has
115 been continuity in the goals of MSA that had been around
1p. two years before. The administration started to realize that
MSA is not as transient as it once was thought to be. The
he basic assumption people make is that students are transient
ist and they'll only be around four years so there's no need to
1 a let them make decisions. But thatts not true. A lot of us are
ra around for more than four years. Besides, if were not going
as- to represent the people coming after us then nobody is.
m- "No matter how transient students might be, adminis-
21y trators tend to be a lot more transient. Since Ilve been here
he welve had three Deans of Students, two University Pres-
he idents, two Chancellors and numerous changes in faculty.
m. In a lot of ways students are more secure than the adminis-
in: tration. They have more legal recourse, and really the Uni-
teS versity exists for the students."
rd The biggest clash Viets had with the administration this
year concerned the freezing of MSA's outside accounts.
to When funds were allocated by MSA to set up a legal
ire counsel service, the administration froze MSA,s supple-
1r- mental budget. As a result of this action, Viets claims his
ter administration was greatly hindered.
t0 HThe struggle with the outside accounts kept us from
ee doing an awful lot of things. The outside accounts issue was
ISl never important because of the dollars in the accounts, but i
tot rather because of the principle behind it. MSA has the right tThe administration realized .
rnt to exist as a corporation. We've got to establish once and for ;
Eli that students association is a separate entity from the in- we were WllhIll'lg
t's Stltution. The administration had no right just sending a to work Wlth t em . . 3 -
ng teller ordering that the accounts be turned overe no ques- SO therefore they were Wllllng t t;
of 10113 asked. And the administration felt I was being un- ' , l i
he ?OODerative simply because I was uncooperative. A coopera- to work Wlth US. i t
tic tlve MSA president would have gotten the letter and gone to P8111 W0 GI'IIGI'
tLeaders have to think
about what ideally is 111 the
in the best interest
of the student populace --
the average student wantsf
the bank and signed over the accounts. But I say there's
good reason to be uncooperative in many instances.
ttWhen Woerner took office and the budget became
unfrozen, it was not due to entirely his efforts. The things
accomplished during an MSA presidentls administration
are very rarely the accomplishments of that president him-
self. The unfreezing was more of a result from a continuing
process which didntt break during the election. Many ad-
ministrators were waiting for that election before they
would make any kind of important announcement of the
outside accounts, hoping that someone would be elected
who would be a little more cooperative than I had been.
They felt that was the case with Paul.
ttFortunately Paul took no action on his own. The checks
and balances system was still working. The Senate was still
of the same mind as under my administration and the ad- ,
ministrators realized that MSA was not a transient thing.
Its a system of government that is sophisticated. They also
realized the waiting game was not going to pay off. These
same basic attitudes had been gelling two years earlier.
uThe administration agreed to unfreeze the funds
provided the money would not .be spent until a mutual
agreement had been made on what it was to be spent. We
held out and I think we won significantly. We still have the
accounts, and we still have the money in the accounts.
These were the two basic points we set out to achievef,
MSA,s new president, Paul Woerner, offered his opinion
on why he was able to unfreeze the budget whereas Viets
could not. ttWe were able to unfreeze the budget, in part,
because of our entire philosophy. We made it extremely
clear to all those involvedat all levels of the University that
were willing to work with them, and that even if we did
disagree with their politics, we did respect them. The
previous administration apparently didn't do that, so they
turned them off. They realized we were willing to work
with them so therefore they were willing to work with us.
We kept the principle but we got something done at the
same time. We established meetings with people all the way
up to the President of the University, and that had never
been done before, because Dan Viets never bothered to tell
them what was going on.
HWe got a compromise which gained the students a lot
more than Dan ever hoped to gain. What they were striving
for, which was kind of the ultimate goal in the sky. I supu
pose, was the idea of complete student autonomy of fees
with the student governments having full and unquestioned
control over student activities fees. We got recognition for
students to spend fees, limited to mutually agreeable things.
So long as the University is collecting fees, the University
will have some control over it. We gained the right of the
students to have full legal advisory programs. We didnit
gain autonomy like Dan wanted but instead we gained
power and influence."
Although Viets might seem a ttradical" to some, at least
for a campus as conservative as the University of Missouriys
Columbia campus, Dan feels his administration did repre-
sent the student population.
HI think we are pretty well representative of the student
body- I think we are a little to the left, as all student govern-
ments are a little bit to the left of the average student popu-
lace. They are the ones who put out the effort. Theytre not
necessarily radical. Leaders have to think about what ideal-
ly is in the best interest of the student populace a not what
the average student wantsF
So why did the spring elections see a change in student
government? Why didn't Viets' endorsed candidates win?
Instead they lost to the New Deal partyts landslide victory.
ttThe New Deal ticket had more appeal to the student
body. I think its pretty presumptive to say the campus
wanted to go a different direction. Even though Gross has
been labelled as such, he wasnt any puppet of mine. People
forget that he had campaigned very hard against me the
year before. '
"The-same people have remained involved. There has re-
ally been no change in the basic direction 0r,the services
rendered before. The fact that the same people still take an
active part in the student government indicates a very
But Paul Woerner does see a real change. uI think we
were elected because students realized there was a need for
change. A lot of the more radical student leaders will be
graduating. They are actually the last group that have been
involved in student demonstrations. Those left are the more
conservative students, and they arent interested in conflict
but in working toward goals for the student body.
"The main reason I ran for office in the first place was so
that we could make the student government work more
closely with all aspects of University society, including the
administration and faculty members who have not been cor-
responded with before. At the same time the student gov-
ernment should better represent the students. Wetre trying
to get government at all levels by going out to living units
once or twice a week. What we see as the major need of the
student government right now is to increase and to improve
its standing, so that students see it as their government and
as a relevant government and they can have'input.
HWetre trying to create an openness so that people call me
up and voice a gripe. And people have actually done that. I
had a person call me the other day, and wanted to know if I
could do anything about his .837 grade point average. That
of course is out of my power but at the same time it shows
that they thought there was a possibility student govern-
ment could do something for them.
nThe goals the Viets, Administration set down in the
Campaign were similar to ours. Unlike the Viets' Adminis-
tration were trying to fulfill them."
So now we must wait for another year to pass before we
know if MSA will have another "dead year," a term some
administrators have labelled this one. Itts up to Woerner's
Administration. But more importantly, it is up to the
Student body's becoming a part of student government.
By Teri Wheeldon
tWe got a compromise
which gained the students a lotX
Rich Davison, of the Associated Students
of Missouri, waits for an apEOintment with
Governor Bond. The ASM wor
s on campuses
throughout the state but eventually
they must go to the Capitol Building to
ft angthing done. Offices for the ASM
ave een established in Jeff City near
B ack when we were 32" and eye-level with adult
navels, we all played tthouse" and ttcops tn robbersh
and ttarmy" and ttcowboys ,n Indians" and any other adult
roles we could think of. The role-playing could get quite
My neighborhood, for example, was a Catholic neigh-
borhood and in our parochial schools every week we were
told of how good priests and nuns were being put in Com-
munist prisons throughout Asia. Vivid stories like that
make deep impressions on young minds, and so on my
block we invented a game which recreated even those roles.
Although nameless, it could accurately have been called
ttCommies ,n Catholics."
Naturally everybody wanted to be a Catholic.
Well, here we are ten or fifteen years later and two or
three feet taller, and we are still hot at the play-acting. Now,
however, the big game around the country is Playing Poli-
We have our Mock Political Conventions and our Model
UN's and our Mock Legislative Assemblies and all are ad-
vertised as njust like the real thing!"
Well, why not the real thing? Wetve got the vote. Welve
got the energy and the enthusiasm. Weyve got the issues to
Lobbyin is not always a party. It is basically a compromise process and
it oesnit always please everyone. Much of the work must be done
through legislative assistants. Naturally their power is limited and often
they canit accomplish everything the lobbiers want. ASMers tay to
squeeze a little more compromise out of this assistant in Jeff ity
0 why is it that between elections the politically-Ininded
S students are channelled into Mickey Mouse dance com-
It used to be we could say there was no alternative. But,
we no longer have any excuse. An alternative now does
exist for the grown-ups in the student body.
The Associated Students of Missouri tASMl is the alter-
native of nuts-and-bolts politics e responsible, productive,
nittyegritty politics where you work with the big boys in-
stead of playing with them.
What is ASM?
That's a pretty complex question. ASM has its fingers in
many pies. It sets up candidate debates, arranges seminars
between students and legislators and lobbies for 18-year-old
majority rights. It accommodates a wide range of interests
on campuses throughout the state.
Member campuses pay dues that are based on campus
size. At the present time, the organization is made up of the
four University of Missouri campuses, Stephens, Westmin-
, ster, William Woods, Rockhurst and Penn Valley Colleges.
The center of the organization is the Columbia campus
because of its central location and its proximity to the state
capitol, Jefferson City.
Besides having geographical diversity, the student organi-
zation fosters all points of view along the political spectrum.
A strong attempt has been made by ASM, Associate
Director Mark Pope asserts, to make itself a cross-section of
students politically, socially and culturally.
ttWe've got very conservative Republicans, and very liber-
al Democrats? says Pope. "For that mattter, we've got very
conservative Democrats and very liberal Republicans?
This is all very fine, one thinks to oneself, but an organi-
zation that diverse can never get anything accomplished.
ITEM: In October ASM sponsored a ttCandidates and
Ideas" program which managed to lure all the candidates
for the five statewide offices into public debates with their
opponents. The program marked the first time the guber-
natorial candidates Kit Bond and Edward Dowd shared the
same platform, and the only time the attorney-general can-
didates, John Danforth and Jim Spain, faced each other at
any time in the campaign. The program generated front-
page stories across the state.
ITEM: ASM set up a Curator Selection Commission to
provide the governor with a list of well-qualified people to
serve on the Universityts Board of Curators. Letters asking
for names were written to every faculty member, to every
Chamber of commerce and to every newspaper in the dis-
tricts involvedn Congressmen in those districts were also
contacted for suggestions, and students then interviewed
Potential nominees. A final list of eight names was sent to
the governor along with a six-page report commenting on
the records of the Curators up for reappointment.
ITEM: After taking referendums on member campuses tit
takes a two-thirds consensus among students to make any
$5116 an ASM Policy Projeco, ASM lobbied for majority
They did it like prose
td It then appeared that the Missouri Legislature would ac-
19 fuelly pass a bill lowering the age of the majority to 18. If
:3 thls actually would come about much of the credit would go
y to the Associated Students of Missouri.
T hey started by identifying what objections legislators
had to majority rights for 18-year-olds. They then
worked to dissolve those objections, one by one.
A 20-page single-spaced report was prepared and sent to
every state senator and representative. In it, listed by
number and summary, was every Missouri statute that
would be affected by a change in the age of majority.
The report also dealtxwith leading arguments against 18-
yearLold majority rights, For example, some legislators ob-
jected on the grounds that majority age has traditionally
been 21. The ASM report pointed out the age of majority
has fluctuated throughout history, being set anywhere from
14 years in ancient Rome to 30 years in Sparta.
The results of ASMhonducted polls were also included.
They indicated that wide majorities of two important
groups, University faculty and county officials across the
state, favored the lowering of the age of majority to 18.
In addition to the well-researched report twhich
numerous legislators termed ttvery impressive"l, ASM made
sure that top witnesses were testifying before legislative
committees. There was a parade of educators, psychologists,
and students attesting to the maturity of 18-20 year-olds.
ttIt was an extremely well-done job, an excellent job,"
Senator Maurice Schecter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Committee said. HThe presentation impressed all members
of the committeefi
Most legislators are interested in the way their mail is
running, but Missouri legislators are particularly sensitive
to the letters and comments from their constituents. It was
with this idea in mind that the lobbying effort was further
butressed with an extensive letter writing drive through the
ASM Mail Service.
According to Dave Foshage, a member of ASM, a total of i
about 900 individually-written letters were mailed to state
legislators through ASM. The figure was very large by state
It is due to this well-organized campaign that it can now
be safely said that the bill has the votes needed for passage.
The only thing that can stop passage now is the logjam of
bills ahead of it.
Lobbying is not the sole function of the Associated
Students of Missouri. The name of the organizatiOn was in
fact changed from the Missouri Student Lobby because its
members felt there were other programs that were w01th
For instance, ASM has been working with the State
Department of Education to design a high school course
aimed at acquainting young people with their rights and re-
The establishment of youth advisory groups under major
elected officials is another ASM project. Many elected of-
ficials have expressed a desire to have greater input from
their younger constituents, and ASM hopes to meet that
One of the ASM'S major operations was to hold a le islative seminar on
the Columbia campus. The pur use was to find out ow legislators
thought, to inform them of stu ent interest in legislation and by doing
this, influence the legislators views. Among the eleven participating
legislators was the President-Pro-Tem of the Missouri Senate, the
Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and the,Chairman of
the finance committee, whose committee is in charge of bud eting the
state allocations for the University. The seminar consisted o? a friendl
luncheon where the legislators and students ot to know each other. T is
was followed by a sometimes-less-than-frien ly meeting, where the
serious business of the day was discussed. Students gave their views on
the then sending 18-year-old majority rights bill and the legislators
explame the process of budgeting University funds.
need with the advisory groups.
Another ASM project hopes to serve the needs of both
legislators and students. The Missouri legislature is one of
the most understaffed in the nation, and legislators have a
difficult time getting their research done on bills they are
sponsoring. ASM will compile a catalog of research projects
desired by state legislators and other public officials, and
will distribute the catalog to educational institutions around
the state. A student can research a subject which interests
him, and he will receive college academic credit for it. Plus,
a Missouri legislator has a written report at his disposal.
Internship programs are being promoted by ASM wherev-
et possible. A statewide magazine aimed at campus commu-
mties will begin in the fall with a projected circulation of
40,000. A proposal is under study to establish an om-
butisman program operating out of the lieutenant-governore
03-108 tiia very constructive proposal," Lieutenant-Governor
William Phelps terms it. 01 was very impressed with the
PhelPSl remarks further illustrate the competency of
ASM. All the proposals, and some are past the proposal
$30.9, are good ones. But it is the organization and the pro-
essxonalism that are making them go.
All PTOposels and programs are outlined in neat single-
meed recommendations. Each is explored thoroughly
Domt by point, with plenty of good research on similar pro-
grams in other states. Such solid recommendations are
making ASM easily the most professional and respected
student organization in the state.
A friendly discussion with ASM officers is now likely to
turn into a complicated discussion ofthe tax laws.
ttWe dont want a 501 tel Ml tax classification, were after
a 501 tot Bl? says Pat McDonnell, ASM executive director.
"That makes ASM tex-exempt and tax-deductible."
Yeah. And the funny part about it is he really does know
what he,s talking about.
TheVS what makes ASM so successful. Itts full of people
who k ow what theylre talking about - they've become
pros. 7 hey deal in realities and they work with the power-
To Le sure, the Associated Students of Missouri is still in
an embryonic stage. But the embryo is looking mighty goodelE
have had to do
ttShow met, the raging battle in the Missouri Legislature be.
tween Phyllis Schlafly tChairman of National Committee to
Stop ERA1 and Joan Krauskopf Equal Rights Amendmem
advocate, and Ill show you a woments equality movement
at this University that has left little impression on students
- especially males. Although many guys here feel it's time
women have equal opportunities, their speech still lingers
with a gamut of cliches and oozing conservatism.
Don Kampschrnidt, a sophomore and a member of Delta
Upsilon fraternity, asked ttWhat Woments Lib Movement?
Most guys dont think there is a movement. Therets no dis.
crimination against women as teachers here . . ."
His fraternity brother, Tim Pearson, commented that he
hadntt seen or heard too much about the movement here ei-
ther. ttIt must not be too prevalent because thereis no oven
showing," he said. ttI donlt really see a need for Woments
Lib; women have the same amount of rights as men?
Both DU,S felt their ideas would be similar to other male
students. However, Greg Garrison openly defined the move-
ment as ttan attempt for equalization of opportunities - not
necessarily the equalization of sexes. I cant really see why
the sex roles would have to change. I personally dontt try to
dominate any girl I go out. with. I cant stand the clichesl
hear about the movement or anything. It shows a lack of
From Greektown to the dorms, apathy, conservatism and
a general lack of knowledge about the movement on campus
seem to be as aggravating as noxious weeds in a patch of a
pure strain of grass. Mike Phillips in Hatch Hall felt that the
movement was "not too bad. Theytre not making it a big
deal. They dontt bother me, and I dont bother them; so it's
OK. I really donttgive it a lot of thought. I dont agree with
the IMsR part and with the bit about opening doors, butl
think girls ought to have equal rights?
In Smith Hall, John Robinson responded, "I haven't
heard a lot about the movement, but I think its about time
women got equal rights. It seems dumb not to have them.
From what Itve talked to people about it, the movement is
something thatts not on their minds a lot of the time; it
doesnt come up in conversation too often."
ttI know that there is a Woments Liberation Organization
on campus; I know it has active members here, but where
are they?" Mike Blair of Hudson Hall asked. tTm from a
small town and therets no organization anywhere near
woments lib. The Closest thing would be the Mary Som-
mersville Library Society! I think women should get equal
wages for sure, but I think theytre carrying things over-
board. On the news I see all these women talking about this
bull about how bad males are. A lot of these old gals need
an excuse and a cause to fight because no one will ask them
out on a date. I would say that since this is a Midwestern
town there have got to be a lot of girls here from the country
who arentt carrying around all of these liberal ideas. At
most, Itd guess 20 percent of the girls here are libbers."
Bill Shick, a sophomore, commented, ttI donit know too
much about it . . . The only way I know about the move-
ment is what I read in the Maneater and when I was an
MSA Senator and Sally MacNamara would get up and give
her report . . . I dont think many girls are involved in it
. . at least its not very vocal. The only things I ever hear
about are the ERA and gynecologist . . ."
eAs a Child
I was always
going to be
a lawyer. My
me I could
a man could?
that. She went
to school and
she is the
the law school.
Joan Krauskopf: wife, mother, lawyer, woman.
Even as a child, Joan wanted to be a lawyer.
Today as the only woman law professor in the Uni-
versity, she teaches classes to largely males but says
student reaction to her being a woman has not been
excessive. ttln all my years of teaching, I was aware
of only one male student who didnt feel it was my
place to teach - and he had family and marital
Joan actively supports the Equal Rights Amend-
ment because ttAt the heart of the ERA is the thing
this country is all about." After doing a years
research on the subject, she submitted an extensive
legal memorandum on ERAts purpose to Governor
Joan and her husband, a psychology professor,
live with their two boys south of Columbia in a
home they designed themselves.
ttWe have long been interested in our lifestyle.
Our great dream is to go to Africa with the kids; and
I swear I am going to take a trip to the bottom of the
Joan came to the University nine years ago. She
has published some articles and is a member of the
local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
She was graduated from law school in San Diego,
and taught in Ohio and Colorado.
But social values are definitely changing, particularly on
the dating scene. When all the males interviewed Were
asked what their reaction would be if a girl called them Up
and asked them for a date, their overall response could pm
an immediate shut-off valve on the number of home-town
honey syndromes as well as the massive weekend exodus
home by women students. All of the guys admitted they
would be surprised at first, but if they knew the girl or
knew of her, they wouldnt hesitate to go out. And they fur.
ther added that even though they would perhaps go ttdutch"
they would most likely end up paying her way!
thf a girl called me up to ask me out, Ild probably go out
with her, and I doubt if I'd make her pay because Iusually
like to pay for it? said Mike Phillips.
Only one interviewee responded negatively by saying, "1
' would be insulted! I would regard it as a defamation of my
ability to decide for myself who I want to go out with.l
would say she would be overstepping her rights and social
Just because the majority of those interviewed felt that
only a minority of girls here are participating in the
Womenls Liberation Movement doesn't mean that it hasn't
been effective and making progress. Quite the contrary. The
movement has changed the whole scene here for women
since the fall of 1970, the year of the march on 5th Avenue
in which a bra was supposedly burned on the 50th anniver-
sary of woments suffrage. -
The "Betty Friedan" of this University, Ms. Torri Cor-
coran, graciously explained the meaning and complexity of
the movement. ltWomen's liberation is a term that has re-
ally been a media term; and in many ways it has been bad
because anything associated with woments rights and
woments equality has been lumped into it: from extremist
things like bra burning to using the term as joke material by
comedians. Nobody really knows what the term means any
more. Human liberation is a much better term for it; it only
started out as womenls lib because we are the ones ob-
viously being put in subjugated roles. Because it is such an
Overused term, people that aren't working for women's lib
easily misunderstand it. It is a very diverse movement. With
the incident in March, 1970, woments rights became news-
worthy. It has taken 50 years of extremism to make people
familiar with the thought that women are concerned with
liberation. They want freedom from the status quo and to
advance in some way. It made an awful lot of people aware
with whats going on.
"I feel like rational, organized action towards liberation is
what we need now rather than extremist or exhibitionist
moves," Torri said. uWe have received the attention and now
we need to get away from joke material to serious legislation
material so that we can be taken seriously by society."
ttThe Lib Movement is as equally important for men as
for women. It will allow men freedoms they never had
before; marriage will be an equal thing. The responsibilities
will not totally be on the manis shoulders. Men will be
allowed to be more emotional, more sentimental e basic
and good male characteristics that men now have to
suppress because they aren't labelled tmasculinef There are
a lot of men who have been frustrated because they have
been forced into the wage earner role. It will free men to be
what they want to be and to pursue the career they want to
and not necessarily because it makes the most money for
supporting a wife and kids. In short, it's as good a deal for
them as it is for us.
I think ifs wrong
for women to think
only about getting
married and being
mothers instead of
out of themselves.
ttI couldnit say how many men and women are for or
For us that, S :gzlalinst the movement hyere," Torri reasoned, :tbecause in a
Ie'ge communlty you re gomg to flnd a w1de variety of
1, f . 11 b opinions on anything. The idea of a concensus in student
What 1 8 IS a 8 out - beliefs IS absurd. A college community has as many
op1n10ns as society in general. I think, however, there is a
growing amount of women here that are concerned about
their inequality, . . . especially the closer they get to the ca-
reer world and want to use their education. As for how
many or what percentage of women here are liberation sup-
porters, its just hard to say. The real activists are always
the minority of the people who believe in a cause.
HAWS is working for the promotion of womenis rights
and needs here at the University. We have established a
gynecological service; we're working on getting rid of
womenis hours; we,re encouraging a university-sponsored
child day-care center; we made the administrators realize
that we felt women were being discriminated against tnot
all the departments used to be open to womenl; and we
have arranged for outstanding women in male-dominated
.fields to come and speak from both the local and national
level. It wasnit too long ago that the closest women came to
veterinary science was to marry a veterinarian. We provide,
in general, a source of information and counselling for
women on campus. After all, it is the University women
that are going to be running into the career problems and
sometimes blatant discrimination at the places and posi-
tions they would like to hold in society. We try to prepare
women for the system they will be running into after school
and attempt to draft legislation to correct the situation."
Torri firmly believes the day will come soon when
women are completely liberated. "First, we have to work on
parents attitudes toward rearing children as a generation
that wonit cast roles according to sex. The main input of
this is to make parents aware of the problem in making a
little boy define his role, as the sole support of the family, as
the countryis defender and leader and as the pillar of the
community. Its good for him to have these aspirations, but
it isnit good if he feels he has to reach them just because
hes a male. The chance of getting parents to rear 3 genera-
tion of liberated kids, though, is pretty slim. So, the next
best thing to do is start with formal education, getting the
sexist tendencies out of the textbooks. In terms of defining
roles for men and women, the worst people in the world are
guidance counselors. Somehow they see women as teachers
and men as businessmen."
So while most students at least know of the existence of
AWS and the Women,s Liberation Movement, they dont
seem to be very familiar with its workings and results.
There seems to be a big communications breakdown some-
where . . . or else its a simple case of apathy.
Marsha Carmell, a sophomore explained, ttI can see
where not too many people know what the movement is ac-
complishing here because its just not talked about that
much, by the AWS representatives either. This University
places a lot of importance on pom-pon girls and
homecoming queens, and that to me opposes the tenets of
Someone once said, ttGreat victories come, not through
ease but by fighting valiantly and meeting hardships
bravely." Thus, the Womenis Liberation Movement con-
tinues to strive to promote equality among the sexes while
students here for the most part remain oblivious to its
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,Yeah, but at least
re's the atmosphere ,
, of alconcert -+although
theres not much oxygen
Up here." .
FfWhat 5 he doing doIIvn
there? I can't see that
, "It sounds like .ihes
yplucking there piano
' "stringsf .- s
"-I i Wish this chick
Vb behind me Would Quit
trying to keep time with
the music. Her knee's in
' ,7 my back and she 3 off!"
"I? am believe we-
,, paid so much and have
to sit a mile a'Way.'
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1'5 . ,
' l The following are plays
I I produced by the University
! 08 Theater Association. In
these productions students
' interested in theater were
given the opportunity to
act as well as the usual
behind the scene jobs like
set desi , costume crea-
tion, lig ting, etc.
Output e award-Winning.
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By Pam Rosenberg Photos by Mark Petty
After competing with the cash registers at Bengal Lair, Cof-
feehouse moved to new quarters in the dungeon-like former
cafeteria of Gentry Hall. Along with the new setting, the
styles of music presented also changed each Coffeehouse
weekend. Despite the lack of atmosphere, Coffeehouse dev-
otees soon surfaced and arrived promptly at 7:30 pm. to
claim their chairs. Soon the word got around that Cof-
feehouse was more than a cheap date tit's freei. The as yet
unnamed Coffeehouse proved to be a warm, comfortable
place to meet friends and hear fine music.
The 72-73 season opened with the talented, but bizarre
Uncle Vinty. Looking like a dandelion gone berserk, Uncle
Vinty danced, sang and stripped his way through the week-
end. Armed with props, layers of theatrical costumes and
original songs, he delighted and held the audience spell-
bound. Before each set, he piled on half a dozen strange
outfits, including Viking horn hats, textured panty-hose and
the infamous jock strap. With each of his songs, he would
remove a layer exposing an outfit appropriate to his next
number, as the audience sat silent with eyes wide open.
Uncle Vinty was unique enough to merit a review from the
Maneater which made quite an issue of his removal of
layers of garb; but everyone else enjoyed him.
Appearing next was Fontilla, a vivacious blues pianist
from New York City. Her lusty music and personality
packed tem in, and got somber Gentry basement jumping.
Her selections ranged from Aretha Franklin tunes to several
Beatles songs. Between Fontillais sets, local musician Jeny
. Hiesberger performed on the acoustic guitar. Despite being
bogged down by the flu, his Dylan renditions provided a
nice balance to Fontillais soulful blues.
Roger and Wendy, a husband and wife team, impressed
their Columbia audience with original electric sounds.
Roger on electric autoharp, Wendy on bass and their friend
Sam ta girlJ on congas and bongos created an interesting.
yet moving version of ttGimme Shelter," They invited audi-
ence participation by passing out kazoos. The hit song of the
weekend was an emotional lament of a young wallflower
who had a heart of gold beneath a surface of terminal acne.
For the first time in Student Activities history, COf'
feehouse collaborated with Pop Concerts and World Cultur-
al Concerts in presenting a program. The Coffeehouse fea-
ture was Colours, who along with Spider John Koerner and
John Hartford performed at the Livestock Pavillion. Many
believe that Colours, a cowboy-iniluenced rock group from
Denver, stole the show. The attractive female vocalist was
accompanied by lead and bass guitars plus a bass fiddle
whose knack for tttalking back" to its performer provided
Without question, the highlight of the Coffeehouse season
first semester was the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, from
Springfield, Mo. This highly professional group of six
musicians was formed only one year before their Cof-
feehouse debut. Each Daredevil could play a number of in-
struments well, ranging from harmOnioa to banjo, piano to
drums, and guitar to mouth harp. Their combined talents
produced a country rock sound of exceptional quality. Their
songs ranged from comical ttChicken Train," complete with
realistic noises of unhappy chickens, to the nasty blues
song, "Sweet Root Man."
The first set was mainly acoustic in which they played
the song ttBlack Sky? Their second set was "garage-type
rock and rollft mostly electric. As the amps were turned up,
the audience stood up and the energy flowed. Friday night
Gentry basement was packed. The following night by word
0f mouth advertising, it was filled to capacity plus. As a
result of numerous requests, Ozark Mountain Daredevils
was scheduled for a mini-concert in Jesse Auditorium.
Between Ozark Mountaints sets, Bill and Linda Mc-
Cullough, from Dearborn, Mo., played guitars and sang with
fifiown-home sincerity. Bill provided the vocals, saying,
iLIndats just too chicken to singf'
Leading off second semester was Patti Miller and
Dandelion Wine. They performed popular songs with
Socially relevant messages, such as a set of Beatles songs
dealing with .the themes of alienation and searching for
identity. Along with her songs about ecology, Patti told in-
teresting anecdotes about life' on her farm and her adven-
tures on the road.
Next, from Minnesota, was Jericho Harp. These two gui-
tarists performed all original numbers in a folk tradition.
Attempting to live up to the name of Coffeehouse, the
committee arranged for coffee and munchies to be sold,
because many people have requested this service since the
Coffeehouse opened. However, its just so damn hot down
in that basement twith a full crowdi that the soda machine
triumphed. Plans are being made to provide a happy medi-
um in food services.
Experimentation is under way to convert the lounge area
across from the tttheatre" into a cafelrecreation room. Poten-
tial atmosphere may include bistro tables, colorful table-
cloths, posters, candles, incense and board games which
could be checked out at the Union. Thus many activities
could go on at once, with the music audible throughout the
entire area .
Coffeehouse has found a home in Gentry Hall basement.
Sound foundations have been laid to open the path for ex-
pansion and experimentation. The ,72373 Coffeehouse
season has been successful in its innovations and prece-
dents. All it needs now is a name. How about Gentry Holehk
; atmosphere of
i remains even
3 after the
verstuffed leather chairs, soft,
pleasant music, soft desk lamp
lighting, wall to wall ' carpeting.
overflowing ash trays, a special sereni-
ty, a place to get away from the confu-
sion of the rest of the campus.
The outer lounge of the Memorial
Union has its own unique purpose for
each of its faithful patrons. To some it
offers the perfect reading room to
catch up with current events in the
media, to others a quiet atmosphere to
cram for tomorrowts test, to still others
a place to waste that hour between
classes. To some it provides a good
place to rendevous with friends or col-
leagues. To some it is a place to be
alone among many and to a few it is a
place to catch up on some of that long
It can be a lonely place, a friendly
place or a place to be alone. It is a
place that can be whatever you want
to make it.
In the middle of the hustle
and the rat race of the campus
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The soft chairs,
t soft lighting, and
soft music make
the Union lobby
the ideal place to
grab a nap between
classes. Some 0
there 3 ecifical y
to s eep while
others just end
up that way.
or three hours on a Saturday night we are all aware of
him. We notice his clothes, his hair, the way he stands,
his voice. We look at his guitar, the way the light bounces
off of it. The strobe light makes him look kind of otherh
worldly, a person set apart. These three hours belong to us.
But the rest of the time, the musician whose presence
captures our attention and imagination as he performs, is a
stranger. When he performs, we know him. When he leaves
the stage, he leaves our lives.
When many musicians in a college town leave the stage,
they join other students. He may be sitting next to you in
history or borrowing your geology notes because he couldnit
make that 7:40 class after performing the night before. And
you probably can't tell him from any other student.
Joe Taylor is a student musician in Columbia. About four
nights a week he plays lead guitar for the Harrison Blues
Family. The rest of the time he is a journalism student
majoring in broadcasting.
At noon Ioe usually eats in the Heidelberg, but you
wouldn,t notice him sitting there. Hets wearing blue jeans;
so is everyone else. He has a sweater on over a striped shirt,
sleeves rolled up. His hair is long, but no longer than the
rest of the students who sit there drinking beer or coffee. He
If you had seen him perform at a party the weekend
before you might recognize him, but it isnt likely. Because
Joe on stage and Joe off stage are two different people.
Like most musicians, Joe has been into music a long time.
His grandparents played piano during silent movies. tTm
not saying its genetic, but music was always around," he
uI remember watching Gene Autry when I was a kid and
thinking it would be neat as heck to play a guitar or banjo. I
didnlt even know the difference between the two, but you
held them the same and sang? '
When his father bought himself a guitar, Joe decided it
was time he learned to play. He was 11 years old and the
Beatles had held their first hand in America.
"From then on it just snowballed. My friends at school
were playing guitars and forming bands, so I did too," Joe
Joe played his freshman year at the University for private
parties where the only payment was of the upass the hat"
variety. But the Harrison Blues Family caught on and by his
sophomore year Joe "wanted to get into it hardfl
He tried majoring in music but didn,t like it'. Going into
broadcasting was designed to help him learn the technical
side of sound reproduction. "Iim not sorry I went into it,
The musician has become
a member of the social elite
in the past decade.
The skinny guitar player
has become a dating status symbolf
because Ilve learned some things."
Because it is so easy to combine music and school here,
Joe thinks 'Columbia is almost a paradise."
ttYou can play a few nights a week, you get paid more
than in a non-college town, and you can still go to school?
Joe, like most Columbia musicians, makes most of his
money from playing at fraternity dances and out of town
high school dances. Like almost all musicians here, he is not
a Greek, yet depends on the Greek system for most of his
ttWithout the frets there would be no market for bands,
it's what keeps you in business.n
Playing at a fraternity party is different from any other
kind of engagement. ttYou have to remember the party is
their show. At a place like The Good Life, its the bands
And of course at a fraternity party you have to contend
with the drunks. But musicians donlt seem to mind the oc-
cassional hassles. Once in a while you run into the six-foot-
two-football-player-type who thinks his size is going to in-
timidate you into playing just what he wants, Joe said. HYou
are working for them and you do what they want," and if a
fight is brewing the band members play the diplomats.
The musician has become a member of the social elite, in
the past decade and many people look at musicians as one
step ahead on the social scale. The ttskinny guitar player"
has become a dating status symbol, replacing the athlete of
the sixties. This can cause some jealousy.
At a frat party near Ashland a girl grabbed the drummeris
arm. Her date poured a beer over the drummerls head and
chaos broke out. Diplomacy and retractions of threats to kill
got the band out 0fthat one.
Traveling is one of the fringe benefits of playing in a
By Debi Licklider
band, or one of the drawbacks, depending on your view-
point. Joe likes it.
ttWhen I was in high school I thought Missouri was St.
Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Hannibal, because of Tom
SawyerJ and 1-70. Now I've been to every corner of the state,
on all the back roads and in lots of little towns. Its nice
knowing your state," he said.
When he first started touring the state his long hair often
got second or even third looks. Now every little town has a
few of what Joe calls Hthe element," kids with long hair
and freaky clothes.
HTraveling around live discovered that Missourians don't
say as much as most people? When the band arrives late at
a high school dance and the principal is angry, he usually
wontt say so. A friend of Joels calls this ttthe Missouri
waltz," i.e., when you know something is buggingsomeone,
but they wonlt say it.
ttPlaying in a band is a game of musical chairsfl ac-
cording to Joe. One of the reasons bands change so much is
the character of the musicians themselves.
"I donlt know if youlve noticed it, but most musicians
have something weird about themf he said. HIt makes them
hard to get along with. I canlt believe a band ever gets
Joe's own pet peeve about his fellow musicians is that
they Hput on airs? Some of them, especially in Columbia,
think of themselves as superstars. This snobbery and con-
ceit has a disastrous effect on the band, Joe said. "If you
look down your nose at your audience youire fooling your-
Although Joe thinks there is 'tno reason to be discon-
tentedH as a musician in Columbia, he feels no one is going
to make the big time here. "Guys think because they are big
here they are the real superstar. It just isnlt so."
tiYou have to realize you are a musician who is not in the
music world, but in school," Joe said.
uIn Columbia you are playing for people your own age.
They want to drink and dance hard," Joe said. uIf they
aren't drinking they are more inhibited," he added.
Playing for an audience of your peers is great according to
Joe. The kids ask for songs the band knows and everyone
has a good time. The frat party is a success without the
hand carrying the whole show.
At a high school it's different. ttHigh school kids are easy
to please because they respect your age. They also try to
relate to you."
Pointing out musicians idiosyncrasies, Joe said, they
always lie to each othere about plans for the future, about
how much they get paid, or how often they work. And they
all know they are lying to each other, it's just accepted.
Ioe said he feels positive the Harrison Blues Family will
cut a record, at least a 45 if not an album. "But you see, all
the guys in bands say tWe're gonnat cut a recordf so maybe
I'm just fooling myself. But I dont think so?
The band already plays some original stuff which has
been well-received. But Joe is critical of bands who use a
Captive audience to try out all their own music on.
If he had to pick one common-denominator for musicians,
108thinks it is ego-centricism. "Itve known the weird ones,
the kind you could use on 'All in the Family! But all
musicians have that element of ego-centricism about them.u
The musician who is really caught up with himself per-
tfllntns off stage as well as on stage. But they arent all like
The musician is an artist. A creative person who often
tends to be a little neurotic. Many of them are driven to play
"1 a mysterious way. ttWhen you get sick of life you can get
that sickness out by playing? Joe said.
.When music is in your blood you cant put it down," Joe
S31d. HIn the summer when I'm not playing, Itll sit on the
bed and the guitar wont even be plugged in but I'm holding
it and listening to music and thinking tWe could play thatf I
physically feel bad when Itm not playing. Itts a lowf,
Yet these somewhat-mystical musicians can be realistic
too. ttMoney keeps the band going," Joe explained. Even if
the guys in the band are all friends, its the money that
keeps you together through disagreements and petty
Ioe thinks being a musician keeps you from taking your-
self too seriously. And by adding to the musician role the
student role, you dont have to make a commitment,
because there always two things to think about, two ways to
HIn the summer I see my friends with this gotta get a job
attitude. I feel really lucky because I can play and get paid
The musician has always been considered a kind of gypsy
and this appeals to many of them. III dont feel that I have to
get tied down in a dull job," Joe said. His best friend and
fellow musician went East and tried the straight life, manag-
ing a liquor store. Several months later he called Joe and
asked if he could get back into the band. He told Joe, ttA job
just wasntt life. You are only young once. And I have to stay
in a band."
But being a professional can be a drag. ttThose guys who
play every night, its work to them." By being a student and
a musician Joe combines the best of two worlds.
ttTherets no way I would just be a student," he said. ttOne
of my friends and I discussed it once and we tried to figure
out what we would have done on the weekends if we hadn't
been playing in a band. We just couldnt fathom not being
Joe can sum up what being a musician and student in
Columbia has been like simple and accurately. ttItts been
fun." And no one can dispute that. 5k
For those days
without concerts 0r dances,
speakers or plays,
diversion could be found
in one another.
6W 134.: i: A
ate in October 750 University service employees
L walked off their jobs to protest the Universityys refusal
to give their union recognition as a bargaining power. The
strike left the dorms and other University facilities without
food and maintenance service for 19 days. Cafeteria
workers, trash-men, maids and truck drivers with food and
linen deliveries stayed off the job and caused grave concern
for health standards.
The strike was the third in a series against the University
in a 6-year-old dispute between the workers local union
and the University.
The Public Service Employees Union Local 45 asked the
Curators for an 8.5 percent pay increase to meet the cost of
living here and to catch up on back low wages. Union of-
licials claimed the workers had never received the five per-
cent increase voted them by the Missouri legislature in Sep-
tember. The workers also wanted a 15 percent increase for
workers earning less than $2.60 an hour, along with
payment of health insurance benefits and two extra days of
The University claimed the union illegally shut down all
the repair, maintenance, renovation and grounds works.
Living conditions in the dorms deteriorated during the 19-
day strike to a point that was ttnot legally proper under Mis-
souri law? The Med Center also ran into problems. Near
the end of the strike the Med Center had only three days
supply of food left.
Student support of the strike was forthcoming from some
organizations. The Legion of Black Collegians issued state-
ments supporting the picketing of Local 45. Several LBC
members even took up signs and picketed with the workers.
From its action LBC hoped to show the strike was not neces-
sarily a black-white issue but an issue of right and wrong
against all working people.
The MSA Senate passed a resolution supporting Local 45,
too. The Senate Labor Committee encouraged students
working in the cafeterias to join the boycott in support of
the union. But many of the students were afraid of losing
their jobs if they joined the picketing workers.
On November 6 the union was ordered to quit picketing
and return to work. Violence erupted the next day while
picketers were blocking the entrance to the General Services
Building. Several of the picketers had sledge hammers and
wrenches which they used to smash car windows.
Med students on their way to the Med Center were also
subjected to threats of violence by picketers. One student
had the windows of his car smashed, and he received facial
cuts from flying glass. In total, four persons had to be taken
to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the in-
cidents of the day. Union leaders, however, claimed the
Picketing workers smashed
Windows of cars that tried to
cross the lines. Supervising
t employees slept on cots to
avoid crossing picket lines.
University started the violence by running down one of the
union members with a car.
Two union officials had been put in jail for violating the
restraining order against picketing and not calling the union
members back to work. The reaction of the union was
formalized in a march of the workers through Columbia. As
they chanted "We want a contract," they walked toward
Jesse Hall under an American flag. At Jesse they were met
by 30 University police equipped with helmets and night-
sticks. But the workers were non violent. Their purpose at
PhotOS by Jim Magdanz
Jesse was to hold a five-minute silent vigil for their leaders
For almost three weeks, students walking to class saw
circles of protesters chanting in front of Jesse, the Med
Center, the dorms and the General Services Building. They
saw the trash build up in their dorms. Students had to take
over the clean-up on their floors. Finally after 19 days, Cir-
cuit Court Judge Frank Conley ordered the workers back on
the job. Service returned to normal and before long the
students forgot the strike. alt
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. . subject only to the By-laws
Board Rules and Regulations or
specific instructions of the
Board. He shall be the chief
executive and academic officer
of the University and all
faculty and other University
employees shall be under his
control and supervision and
he Shall be in Char e of all
academic, public an financial
related affairs . .
Section 4.0101 Collected Rules and Regulations
of the University of Missouri.
lthough his office may be a bit far removed from the general campus,
A there is really no hiding place for the President of the University. His job
is difficult, time consuming and sometimes burdensome, as he must run in-
terference between different factions and he is often on the receiving end of
A presidentts job is often a lonely one, for he often wears the shackle of re-
sponsibility for unpopular decisions. characteristically, he receives little
credit for favorable judgments.
Last February, C. Brice Ratchford, clad in a navy blue suit and a fashion-
able blue and gold polka dot bow tie, sat in his stylishly sedate office in Uni-
versity Hall and discussed his job, todayts students, the Board of Curators
and various other topics.
SAVITAR: How would you define your role in relation to students, faculty
and the legislature?
RATCHFORD: You put a lot into that question. The office position descrip-
tion as approved and established by the Board of Curators is chief adminis-
trator and academic officer . . . and this includes being responsible for every-
thing: academic programs, admission of students and budgeting. Now clearly,
I cant do all that. This authority has been delegated to a number of people.
But of course, in the final analysis, Pm held accountable. Above and beyond
that is a big part of the job called external relations. The legislature is one
body we have to deal with and of course we have to deal with the Congress
because of federal funds, and then we have alumni associations, foundations
and parents who come to see us and a lot of other things.
SAVITAR: Do you feel that you have very much individual freedom or are
you to a large extent tied down by the requirements of the job, of getting
RATCHFORD: I have found that you work as many hours as you can or want
to and there is never a day that you leave here when everything is done that
really should be done. Often I have to leave without getting things done that I
would really like to. This is a high pressure job.
SAVITAR: What do you see as the immediate future of the University taking
into the account that the war is over and how this might affect admissions?
And also the Presidents economic policy as regards to student financial aids?
Do you think more students will be coming to school? tNote: this was very
soon after Nixonts announcement and before the ramifications started to be
RATCHFORD: Oh, I think well have some more students. I dont think
theyill come in great, great increases. We think at the Columbia campus that
we may continue to increase for a long time at 100 to 200 students a year,
which after all is a pretty large number of students in one sense. After all,
there are some small colleges which only have a total student body of 300 to
400 students. In terms of percentages, Ithink well get our share.
SAVITAR: Do you think that the University has a special obligation to the
students of the state because it is a land grant institution?
RATCHFORD: The bulk of our students are not well-off. Oh, yes, you see a
few With big cars, but theyire the minority. Land grant schools are tradi-
tionally schools of the people and we try to make an education as available to
as many as we can. The new admissions policy was intended to expand the
number of students coming to the University.
SAVITAR: Some people have called the new admissions policy which
requires class rank and test scores discriminatory. They charge that such
stringent requirements reduce the number of students from minority groups
entering the University because of the quality of their schools and their per-
formance 0n culturally biased tests.
RATCHFORD: I think that's way off base. We have tried for a long time to get
more blacks and Chicanos in St. Louis and Kansas City to attend the Univer-
sity. For some reason above and beyond the admissions policy, they wont
come. Before, you had students from poor schools who performed well on
tests but who were at the bottom of their class and these students were
excluded from the University for this reason. Now with both the test scores
and class rank, more can come. As a land grant university, we have a respon-
sibility to reach students of minority groups.
SAVITAR: How will Role and Scope affect students in the near future?
RATCHFORD: It wont affect the undergraduates very much at all. The grad-
uate students will be affected by the number of doctoral programs offered and
the number of students admitted to each program.
SAVITAR: Are you satisfied with the way the University is functioning? Are
you pleased with the way it generally operates?
RATCHFORD: Yes and n0. Weive been lucky. We have no major problems,
but I donit think we move fast enough.
SAVITAR: Why do you think this is?
RATCHFORD: Money, mainly. Universities on the whole havent been ex-
actly blessed with money over the past five years and were no exception. If
we had money we could perhaps move a lot faster. Also our system of
ecision-making takes along time. Sometimes it takes a department
months to decide on a curriculum change.
SAVITAR: Do you like being President of a university?
RATCHFORD: tHe smiles and puffs on his pipe for a few seconds and then he
laughs.J I donlt know . . . Ilve never asked myself that question when I was
in a job. There are some things that I like about it and some things that I
dont. Mainly, Ijust do the best I can.
SAVITAR: Do you think that todayts student differs considerably from his
counterpart of a few years ago?
RATCHFORD: tAfter a pauseJ Yes, todayts student is a lot more serious about
his work than we were when I was in school. I guess we utilized our leisure
time differently, too. we smilesJ I was graduated from the top of my class but
then I was lucky to have attended the best high school in my state. When I
went to college, my freshman year wasnit very different from what Pd had in
high school. I had chemistry and Latin, but it wasntt very different. Students
talk about having no flexibility . . . todayls students have more say in their
education than ever before . . . more than even four years ago.
SAVITAR: Some students say that because Ronald Thompson, a 27 year-old,
former MUstudent, is now on the Board of Curators that the Board might be a
little more accessible to the students. Do you think his appointment will be
felt by students?
RATCHFORD: Well really, there's little reason why the Board should be,
approached by students. Ninety-eight per cent of the matters that affect
students are handled autonomously by the Columbia campus. People are con-
fused about where the authority lies. They blame the Board and my office for
things that really donit even concern us.
SAVITAR: For instance?
RATCHFORD: For instance, Ithink itts wrong . . . unethical for me to decide
on issues that are not in my jurisdiction . . . things that the Chancellor, Dean
of Students or Dean of the School of Journalism should decide. The Board of
Curators is the main policy-making body of the University but it doesn,t have
time to handle the particulars of each department. There are committees
whose job is to act on certain issues. They tthe CuratorsJ dontt even hire per-
sonnel. I do the selecting of personnel and then refer my selections to the
Board for its opinion. Many times, the Board acts on things that have already
been decided. Such as at the last meeting we officially conferred diplomas 0n
the students who finished last semester.
SAVITAR: In that case, I think therets a great deal of misunderstanding
among students and faculty members as to the real role of the Board. To what
do you attribute this?
RATCHFORD: I dontt know. The Board of Curatorst bylaws and guidelines
are printed so that the public has access to them. Perhaps we need this infor-
mation emphasized in our orientation programs. Sometimes students come
here tindicating his outer officeI to voice a grievance that has nothing to do
with this office. They are usually screened and counseled to go see the com-
mittee that should handle their problem. Sometimes I get calls at night while
Im at home. Often at Curator-student rap sessions, students will ask us ques-
tions about things that we,ve never heard of and we just sit there and look at
each other because those things don,t concern us. I don,t think many students
know it, but the Curators largely act on things that are originated by the ad-
ministration . . . on suggestions from students and other committees. They
review and make recommendations.
SAVITAR: Do you think campuses have quieted down in the past four years?
RATCHFORD: There,s no doubt about it. Of Course during the so-called
campus unrest of the sixties, those who were demonstrating were a minority.
Most students today are concentrating on their studies. I got a letter from a
man who has several hundred acres and a farm who wrote that he was tired
of paying taxes that went to the education of longhaired, unappreciating
students. So I invited him to visit with us on the Columbia campus sometime.
Todayts students are much more responsible than we were and they work
hard and I hope they continue to work hard. is
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when a girl needed $700 to register, he
loaned her the money without hesita-
tion. Helping is Wes Crenshawts busi-
ness as a University counselor.
Unlike most counselors Wes moved
his uoffice" to a table in a corner of the
Union lobby. From 7 8.111. to 5 p.m.
daily he is ready to field questions
about all facets of the University.
"Where can I check out camping
equipment?" or "How dol petition out
of a class'." or nHow do I appeal this
unfair parking ticket'im
Wes almost always has the answer.
If not, he knows where to get it by cut-
ting through red tape, right up to the
Chancellor himself, if that becomes
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help students - even if it comes to
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ttDaInmit," my roommate the photo major grumbled. "I was
born three years too early. In about three years this Journal-
ism School is gonna be really something?
The World-Famous University of Missouri School of Jour-
nalism tWFUoMSoD has always been really something, but
lately something less than before. Not that the School has
really slipped, just that it hasntt quite kept up with changes
in technology and style that have overtaken the profession
The real problems began in the middle 19605 when the
University-wide budget slashings ate away at the Schools
ability to make expensive equipment changes needed to
keep pace. .
For years it had a license to put a 100,000-watt educa-
tional radio station on the air, but no money. The Mis-
sourian was still using linotype when other papers were
making the first conversions toward computer operations.
And the approaching retirement of Dean Earl English, head
of the Journalism School since 1951, had further stagnated
things. Everyone knew Dean English was going to have to
quit soon; no successor was in sight. A bitter intrafaculty
fight was developing between those who wanted an educa-
tor for the job, and those who wanted a professional man as
Englishts replacement. Between the budget crunch and the
impending change of command, there seemed to be no for-
ward movement at all.
And three years from now? If its presses hold out, The
Missourian will be almost completely written, edited and
typeset on Cathode Ray Tube equipment. KOMU-TV has ex-
panded its Six OtClock news to a full hour and holds down
about 59th, audience share on all three of its newscasts. The
station has converted to color cameras and color film, and is
looking toward the day when it will discard film almost
completely in favor of videotape. KBIA-FM has merely
brought really good radio to Columbia. Maybe you were
born three years too early, Jim. Therets always Graduate
The man who reversed the decline and fall of the
WFUoMSoI is Roy Fisher. A native Kansan, he had the au-
dacity to get his education at KU instead of Missouri. He
worked on Nebraska and Kansas papers until 1945, when
he made the big move to the Chicago Daily N ews.
Thatts where Roy Mac Fisher made his mark as a profes-
sional newsman, except for a six-year stint as an exec with
Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, and one year as
a Nieman F ellow at Harvard. He started on the Daily News
in that hallowed spot of Chicago journalism, the police beat.
By Don Brownlee Photos by Jim Magdanz
He wound up as the paper's editor, picking up a Sigma
Delta Chi Public Service Award, National Headline Award
and the Chicago Newspaper Guild's Page One Award for
himself along the way, in addition to doing much of the
work on a story that won his paper a Pulitzer Prize.
What lured Roy Fisher away from a high-paying job in
Chicago and a beautiful home in an exclusive community
along Chicagds suburban North Shore? Simply speaking, he
saw an opportunity to do something more. In one of his last
Chicago Daily News "Letter From the Editort' columns, he
explained that he was making the move because as a news-
paper editor, he had seen that ttnewspapermen live by the
quick draw. This fact of life accounts for much of the imper-
fection in our communications media today. While perhaps
no greater now than before, these imperfections are more
visible. Our madly dynamic society demands more of its
Fisher had seen from his office .above the Chicago River
that ttthe typically American answer to our present com-
munications gap has been a massive infusion of talent,
energy and technology into our industry. More people are at
work trying to communicate ideas today than ever before?
Sixty-five hundred students a year were coming from
accredited journalism schools into the professional job
market, but he believed that the 2070 increase in journalism
school enrollment over a two-year period had been "more a
symptom of our problem than its solution . . . we are
overwhelmed daily with communications, often to the point
that we cannot separate what to believe from what to disbe-
lieve. Communications, both as a social and a technical art,
needs not only more and better trained people, but new
technology and more highly perfected techniques."
And he believed that Missourfs School of Journalism was
well-equipped to provide some answers to the problems
besetting the profession of journalism,. problems hets seen
as he tried to run a paper in the only town left that has four
competing dailies. HI started Visiting journalism schools
when Ibecame editor of the Daily News, and noticed a great
variation in the quality of curriculum. And I also saw edu-
cators faced with a dilemma as to the role journalism
Fisherts uick work in making
long-neeaed changes made many
View him as the man who would
finally get something done.
should play in society." Of the many schools Editor Fisher
visited, ttthe most fascinating place I saw was UMC, where
the faculty had the opportunity to develop skills more
related to the needs of practicing journalists than at other
Dean Roy F isher arrived in Neff Hall to stay on April 1,
1971. When Dean Fisher moved into his corner office in
Neff Hall, there were a whole bunch of things coming at
him. The first crisis he had to deal with was The Mis-
The paper had been faced with big deficits for three or
four years a a $22,300 loss in the fiscal year ending March
31, 1971. The papers long financial problems had
precluded any real upgrading of equipment, but the printers
Went on strike and Fisher saw the opportunity to make the
changes. "We had an interesting meeting with the Board 01
Trustees of the Missourian Publishing Association . . . in
which I asked for the authorization to put in new press
equipment . . . Spend about $100,000 out of the reserve
fund of The Missourian. This almost completely exhausted
the papers reserves. And the Board was naturally reluctant
to see all their cushion go, because theytd been living on
that cushion for three or four years. And here I came in,
brand new, and I was going to spend everything theytd had
in the kitty to change over to offset and get into a modern
plant. And of course some of them thought this was terrible,
and they Werentt going to vote me the authority. I just got up
and said I didnt come down here to preside over the
dissolutionment of The Missourian. This is an emergency
fund, and what Im trying to tell you is youtre in an emer-
The most antiquated newsroom I
ever saw was the Missoumants.
gency. Whether you know it or not."
He got his money; The Missourian was converted to offset
almost overnight. His gamble with the papers kitty worked,
and now The Missourian is solidly in the black. Fisher es-
timates this year ittll return about $40,000 to the reserve
fund, uunless we decide to go out and buy some more
CRTs." Fisherts quick work in making long-needed changes
in The Missourian made many view him with awe as the
man who would finally get something done. He still keeps
pulling money out of nowhere to pump new life into the
worldts oldest established school of journalism.
The next move was to get KBIA on the air. Fisher
managed to come up with thousands of dollars to buy
equipment, and the station sent out its first broadcasts
about a year after he arrived on campus. KBIA took off so
fast it didn,t realize just how effective it was, until it ran a
story about a draft dodger now living in Columbia under an
assumed name. A few days after the story ran, the station
got a call from the Jefferson City Bureau of the FBI. Panic
raced through the stationts news staff, and people had
visions of reporters doing newscasts from Boone County
Jail. They were sure their phones were tapped.
Faculty members tried to downplay the incident, even to
the point of denying to outside reporters that the FBI had
ever called. The Missourian killed the story at the sugges-
tion of Dean Fisher; KBIA also decided not to run it. Jour-
nalism students were hurt by this treatment. They felt
threatened by the FBI and saw the Dean as sitting on the
biggest story of the year. The Tribune and KFRU ran it.
Roy Fisher maintaned all along that it was just a routine
inquiry, nothing to get excited about. Eventually he was
proven right. Nobody had tipped off the agent; hetd been
driving along in his car, listening to KBIA the way he
usually does. He heard the story and thought it was some-
thing hetd better check out. He talked with Fisher and the
reporters involved, and they told him what they
could. ttThere were two kinds of information we couldntt
give him. One was information we didntt know, the other
was information we werentt authorized to give him: We
couldntt give him the name, and we couldntt give him any
information to identify the person. And we explained that
to him and said well do the best we can otherwise."
Above: Sarah Gainer works the boards in the KBIA news room while Jack
Hubbard, public affairs director, tapes an interview for the ttnews hour."
KBIA, 91.3 on the FM dial, is new to the Journalism School. The station
serves as a lab for broadcast majors. Right: News-ed students get
the chance to actually compose copy on the new Cathode Ray Tubes. The CRT
is a typewriter with a TV screen above it. As the reporter pecks out his
story, the words ap ear on the screen above him instead of on copygaJJer.
Chan es can be ma e instantly and electronically. Words can be ad e ,
and t e computer sticks the new phrase in the proper lace, sliding the
rest of the story along accordingly. Another button an the story oes
to the copyeditor. When he a proves the story, a button is presse that
sends the story to a tapepuncgiing computer. Another button and the ta 9
becomes camera-ready type on slick paper. Below: John Mussoni, KO
reporter, covers a City Council meeting for the new hour-long news
programs With Fisher's help the six o'clock news has been expanded
to an hour-long broadcast.
The agent went into another room to talk with the report-
ers and producers directly involved in the story. ttAnd he
came back in and said to me, tWell, they dontt have very
much thatts useful to me; thank you very much' . . . and he
Fisher hadntt been too concerned about the inquiry
because he was accustomed to dealing with police, the FBI
and fugitives from the law. Once in Chicago, a city-wide
manhunt was on for the suspected killers of two Chicago
policemen. The suspects had been identified and were
afraid to turn themselves in for fear of police reprisals e
shot while resisting arrest. Eventually they surrendered to
the States attorney with the Chicago cops hot on their trail,
in the office of Daily News Editor Roy Fisher. The Daily
News got a great scoop, because its hard to miss a story
when its happening in your own building. Thatts assuming
your editor thinks its a news story.
Roy Fisher knew that surrender in his office was a great
news story. But to him, a simple investigation into a radio
feature just wasntt news. ttThe FBI gets about half of its
leads from newspaper and broadcast stories, and they
follow up on them. They follow up on them quite routinely,
and they dontt expect to get very much . . . but sometimes
they get a piece of information that might be useful to
Students were upset when the story of the FBI visit didnt
make it in The Missourian, or on KBIA or KOMU. uThis is
the reaction of a naive individual, who isntt familiar with
the realities of the media, and with what we consider news
and whats not news. The fact that the FBI makes a routine
investigation is not news. If they say give us the' names or
well subpoena you, then we would carry a big story on it.
But they have their job to do, a legitimate, proper job, which
is to follow up leads wherever they can. There is nothing at
all wrong with their coming in and asking us for infoma-
tion, and therets nothing wrong with our not giving them
the information they want . . . they recognized this when
they called us. I got several calls from The Missouriants
people asking to do a story on it, but I told them in my judg-
ment this was a routine affair, and the sooner our students
Communication needs not only
more and better trained people
but new technology and more
highly perfected techniques.
learn you dontt fly into a tizzy the moment somebody else
thinks a story is a story, the sooner theytll become profes-
sional newsmen. One of the definitions of news is that when
a routine operation takes an abnormal turn, then its news."
Having a few students thrown into jail for a while might
have helped Roy Fisher with another problem hets had to
solve, because the WFUoMSoJ is suffering from a popula-
tion explosion. Enrollment jumped 9W0 in Fall 1971 and
another 12th, in Fall 1972, topping the 1000 mark for the
ttWe,ve either got to limit enrollment or get additional
buildings, teachers and equipment. Its a physical law that
you cannot continue to expand without expanding
resources." The J-School has already taken the first steps
toward limiting its growth by raising its entrance
requirement from a 2.0 GPA to a 2.25. nI expect that by fall
well have to raise that to a 2.5 . . .but we cant get by just
using that as a means of limiting enrollment. A 2.5 might
stabilize it . . . ittll give our undergraduate program more
nearly the character of our graduate program, where the
average student has a 3.2 admissions record?
But Fisher isntt really enthusiastic about the measures
prospects for success. Hets tried to check and see how many
students now enrolled wouldnt have made it through the
Neff Hall doors under a 2.25 requirement. 21 dont think it
would have affected more than a few people."
It seems strange that journalism school enrollment is
going up, not just at MU but everywhere, at a time when
polls show journalists only a little bit more trusted than pol-
iticians. HEnrollment is going up and up because this gener-
ation of students is more concerned about becoming in-
volved in society, and sees an excitement about having a
ringside seat in this civilization we live in. They,re looking
for ways to have a part in the action . . . the most explosive
changes going on in mass media give them a feeling of ex-
citement, almost of adventure."
All these adventurers are overcrowding Journalism
Schoolis old buildings. Students were threatening to drop
out of an Ad Prin lecture section because there were more
students registered for the course than there were seats in
the lecture hall where it met. The University didntt pay for
either Neff Hall or Walter Williams Hall in the first place;
one was a gift, the other a Depression-era WPA project. But
until another wealthy donor gives the University the land
and money for a building the Journalism School is stuck
with buildings designed for the days when enrollment was
about half what it is now.
There were, however, other
factors limiting the
Our madly dynamic society
demands more of its journalists.
WFUoMSoTs potential. uThe most antiquated newsroom I
ever saw was The Missouriants," but the problem went
.beyond that. A lot of people felt the profs teaching at the J-
School were a little antiquated themselves. Dean Fisher was
less harsh. uGood professionals come to Journalism School
full of good ideas, but a man is inclined to teach the rest of
his life the way they did things in 1971.2 Unfortunately, a
few faculty members were still teaching the way they did
things in 1951. A few professors teaching at The Missourian
and KOMU had been there since before their pupils were
born. And theytd missed things that had changed in the out-
side world, things their students were aware of.
Fishers solution to this problem was to make arrange-
ments with his many friends in the professional world to let
Missouri faculty members have summer internships at
major papers and broadcasting stations. When students
went away for the summer, so did the teachers. Most profs,
of course, stayed behind to keep things running, but oc-
casionally a student landed an internship on a major East-
ern daily and found he was working alongside his News 105
teacher from Columbia. 2T0 keep the Journalism School up
to date, keep it in good touch with the professionals, its up
to the School to be plugged in very closely with the profes-
' Below: Fisher reets Alfred Eisenstaedt, Life photographer. Fisher's
connection wit the professional world has made it possible for him to
bring in numerous seasoned writers and photographers. Above: Mike
Royko, Chicago Daily News columnist, spoke at the J-schooi in early spring,
5iona1 situation. We want our staff going to papers in the
summer, and we hope to work out a professional exchange
program where a really top-notch journalist comes here to
teach a year, and one of our professors goes to take his place
on a metropolitan daily or station."
An easier way to update the Schools curriculum and
thinking is to bring in new people, as enrollment increases
dictate new faculty members. Dean Fisher has spent a lot of
money on improvements in the last two years, but he hasn't
had all he needed. "The administration supports us pretty
well, but they donit have any loose money over there. Wetve
gotten quite a bit of remodeling money from them, but ex-
cept for a couple of positions in broadcasting, we haventt
gotten any additional faculty. But wetve combined faculty,
and we're paying half salaries to some people, and getting
the other half from some other source w a grant or some-
thing. By transferring work around, were spending the
same amount of budget money, but wetve been able to
upgrade the quality of the program?
Dean Fisher is happy about the new faculty members hets
been able to attract, and confident hetll get better ones when
some vacancies open. Right now though, the improvement
he's happiest about is the new Cathode Ray Tube. The CRT
is quite an improvement, considering that when Fisher
came here the paper was still setting linotype in a manner
not much different than the days of Walter Williams.
But Walter Williams didntt have a CRT to play with, and
he didnt have a total journalism budget, including the
affiliated print and broadcast media of nearly three million
dollars. Half of this operating revenue comes from The Mis-
sourian and KOMU, $500,000 comes from grants and gifts,
and only $1,000,000 is from state appropriations. The fifth
Dean of the WFUoMSoJ oversees a staff of 57 full-time fac-
ulty members and 49 part-time graduate assistants.
In addition, Roy Fisherts position makes him a much
sought-after speaker for the newspaper convention and
broadcastersi association banquet circuit. He feels this is a
most important function: using his position and influence to
maintain good relations between the worlds oldest journal-
ism school and the nations professional journalists. Fisher
is frequently out of town at a meeting or convention, lohby-
ing for the J-School. When he is in Columbia, he seems to be
Students see an excitement about
having a ringside seat in this
civilization we live in. Theyire
looking for ways to have part of
the action. The almost explosive
changes going on in the mass
media give them a feeling of
Eitement, almost of adventure.
' continually between planes. And the faculty and students
On the mundane campus are grumbling because they cant
get in to see the Dean every time they want to.
Fisher doesnt see his job as being there to listen to every
Student every time something goes wrong. uThat's what
Milton Gross is here for, to keep things running smoothly.
MY position is not to be highly accessible though I don't
think Iim that inaccessible, because I certainly dontt intend
to be. Its just that there aren't enough hours in the day to
always open up my office and let students come in and
chat." There are other people to be sounding boards and ar-
Fisher has generally left the job-hunting to Bob Haver-
field, Placement Director of the School of Journalism. Dean
Fisher is aware, however, that ttone of the things thatts very
important to us in this School is turning out people who can
get jobs. We feel it's a reflection on us if we graduate a
student who cant get a job. Why didnit we flunk him out, or
convince him to go into something else?', This isnt so much
a problem of job availability, something quite beyond the
schools control, as one of making sure each graduate has
the skills needed to get a job in the tight market of today.
uWe should tailor our volume to the needs of the profes-
After two years on the job, Dean Roy Fisher downplays
his own contributions to the Journalism Schoolis dramatic
turnabout. "A lot of the changes simply reflect changes that
, were going on in the industry . . . but also, someone's
coming in with a different perspective on it. Well, I came in
with a different perspective, and I knew what industry was
doing. I found that universities that ought to be the leaders
of the new techniques and devices, were 20 years behind
the industry. We were training students to go into what the
industry had stopped doing years before."
But these mechanical changes are "superficial things. The
fundamentals are abiding . . . though some other journal-
ism schools became enamoured with the greater freedom
and lesser discipline of the new journalismf These schools
were forgetting the basic need to communicate. The un-
derground papers dontt need mass audiences to support
them, so you can have a paper just for your friends. Now
thatts a lot of fun, and you don": have to worry about your
friends disagreeing with you, or challenging your credibil-
ity, because they already agree with you before you start.
But when youire producing a paper for strangers . . . who
have an entirely different standard of values, of priorities,
attitudes from yours . . . itts then that the professional feels
the pinch. This is when he makes it or fails. If he can't com-
municate to strangers, hostile strangers, and credibly . . .
then he canit make it as a professional journalist. You donit
need a journalism school to put out a paper for your friends.
You do need one to put out a paper for your enemies."
And after two years at the WFUoMSoI, Roy Mac Fisher
cantt help wondering occasionally whether there might be
an easier way to teach journalism than putting up with irate
Missourian readers whose favorite comic strip has been
dropped, scrounging up money for KBIA, and coping with
KOMU viewers who are upset because Roller Derby isn't
running any more. HBut there is something authentic about
knowing a student will have a live, hard-nosed city editor
toss his copy back with the flat observation that tthe lead's
in the third paragraphf And as with every newspaperman, I
get the feeling of satisfaction each time I sense a studentts
excitement for a good story, or a new television special, or a
radio segment picked up from us by the national network
. or when I look at a balance sheet and find our little
newspaper has turned the corner and is operating at a prof-
it. What other kind of educator can make a statement like
than concrete, steel,
a tartan f loor.
Better late than never. The Warren E.
Hearnes Multipurpose Building finally
made its world premiere with summer
commencement August 4, 1972.
The $10.5 million complex was
delayed by construction strikes and in-
sufficient funds nearly two full years
from the first scheduled completion
date. But when it opened, it instantly
became a Showplace of the Big 8 Con-
That left Brewer Fieldhouse with
only memories of the past: records in
the Tiger record books, pictures in old
Savitars and trophies in the polished
halls of the new Warren E. Heames
Multipurpose Building. I
The old building was one of the best ;
back in 1929 when it opened at a cost;
of $225, 000, a far cry from the $10.51
million Hearnes complex.
To say the least, the 01d place h351
character Its rough stone walls inside .
and out, the dirt floor and the raftersl
supporting the wooden roof echo by-
gone days in basketball, track and
In contrast, thereis the Hearnes
Building with 24,600 cubic yards of
concrete, 3,000 tons of structural steel
and 1,600 tons of reinforcing steel.
Electric cabling 98 miles long connects
6,174 various types of lamps.
No longer does the basketball team
play on a wooden court. It is now a
taItan-gray floor with yellow stripes.
The track team does not raise a cloud
of dust anymore; the 220-yard indoor
track in the Hearnes Center is green.
tartan- Stallions, Chicago, The Carpenters, the
They are two different worlds. One state high school championships in
15 spotless and clean. The other iS wrestling and basketball, as well as
dusty and nostalgic. Missouri wrestling, basketball, track,
The capacity of Brewer Fieldhouse indoor tennis, indoor football practice
for a basketball game was 6,000. The and indoor baseball practice.
Hearnes Center holds 12,500. With the You can't smoke in the 12,600-seat
increase in size, problems unfold. arena; you have to climb up and down
where to park, how to see the basket- to the right level to find the restrooms
ball court pastethat stupid sign A17. IS and the concession stands. Brewer
it worth the hassle on a sloppy winter wasnlt that way.
night to fight the crowds and watch 3 Things have changed a lot, for better
game from Section D, where binocu- or worse, since 1929 when Brewer
lars are a must? Fieldhouse opened as one of the finest
mthe meantime, Brewer Fieldhouse arenas in the Midwest. Now, another
does not remain idle. It has taken on new arena is open at Missouri. Will
the physical education department: in- another one be necessary in 2015?
tramurals and plans for indoor hand- And will it cost' 40 times what the
ball and tennis courts. Hearnes Building cost?
People have complained about con- There will always be complaints
certs in the Hearnes complex. You about referees, teams, poor seats and
cant smoke or get close to the band, as architecture. Chances are, when some-
"" you could at Brewer. The concrete one can solve all the complaints, hetll
floors and walls give the place a cold be quite in demand.
v and sterile air. In the meantime, the floors at the
l But the Hearnes complex offers Hearnes Building are getting a clean
much more. In its first year it played shine while someone wets the track in
host to the Ice Capades, the Lippizan Brewer to keep the dust down. Photos by Dave Holman
Ghosts of runners-past pound the dirt
track in Brewer Fieldhouse while the
old hurdles move to a clean, new
tartan-green track in Hearnes.
Chain link and a
Sign greet the
to Brewer. A
and two ashtrays
line up above an
in a spotless
. hallway in
, paint and
plaster in the 43-year-old Brewer.
Hearnes steel and concrete are a far
cry from the aging wood
Dusty footprints head for the exit at Brewer.
Hospital-clean corridors are Hearney trademark.
Plastic and stainless steel chairs
are neatly stacked. A padlock and
chain hold two ancient doors.
p? A": While Judy
EV"; - Collins performs
V;- . at Heames, high
pound the wooden
courts at Brewer.
5. :ik KN;
Charlie McMuIlen, Brian Walsh, Mark Visk, Buddy
Lawrence and Dave Rogles are not exactly household names
around Columbia. Yet these five men were the most out-
standing performers in Missourik 1972 cross country season
e one in which the Tigers improved from sixth to third in
the Big 8 and from 2-2 to 3-1 in dual meets.
When he placed 13th in the NCAA finals at Houston, Mc-
Mullen became Mizzouts first all-American harrier since
Glen Ogden in 1967 and our highest national finisher since
Bob Hanneken in 1960. But evidently University students
were not too ecstatic about the news. In fact, a post-season
telephone poll revealed that nine out of ten campus
dwellers had never even heard of McMuIlen.
"If Missouri had the 13th best football player in the
country," said first-year cross country coach Robin Lingle,
ttyoutd never stop reading about him."
Then why do athletic young men spend fall afternoons
chasing each other and the clock through obscure golf
courses, instead of reaping the glory of college football?
According to Lingle, that oft-extolled thrill of competition
keeps them cOming out and going on. uThese men CEIII't
compete in football because theytre too small. TheytVe
found the opportunity to compete in an area in which they
have natural ability." .
Lingle, a former Big 8 cross country champion at Missouri
who hails from Long Island, was extremely pleased by the
team's progress during his first season after taking over for
retired Tom Botts.
He noted that only Mark Visk was a senior on a squad
that produced two of the top five freshmen in the confer-
ence tBuddy Lawrence and Mark Kimballi and the best Big
8 sophomore lBrian Walshi.
McMullents NCAA performance had to be the high point
of the season, and it's all the more remarkable when one
censiders that Charlie lost a shoe in the first halfmile 0f the
Slx-mile Houston course and had to do about 75 percent of
his running on one shoe.
Walsh was another harrier who came through well,
moving from tenth last year to fifth in what Lingle calls "a
tough cross country conference." The Hannibal sophomore
also placed 14th in the regionals at Wichita.
Comeback of the year honors went to Visk, who
rebounded from a disappointing 1971 season to finish in the
conference top ten.
Lingle rated Lawrence the rookie of the year: HHe helped
US out a great deal in the beginning of the season, before get-
Charlie McMullen, Mark Visk and Brian Walsh finish one-two-three
against Iowa State on Missouri's five-mile cross country course.
ting injured? Buddy bounced back in time to come in 34th
at the regional meet.
Kimball, Dave Rogles and Don Overton were the other
chief contributors to the Missouri cause when they helped
the Tigers open with dual-meet wins at Illinois and
Nebraska and close with a trouncing of Iowa State on the
home University Golf Course five-mile layout. Sandwiched
in between was a squeaker loss to Kansas State at
After placing third in the Big 8 meet at Columbia, Mizzou
finished its team season with a fifth place finish in the
NCAA regionals at Wichita State University.
In 1973, McMullen will lead the team through his second
season since transferring from Cobleskill tN.Y.i Junior
College. Everyone else except Visk will also be back, making
Missouri a solid contender for the conference crown.
As usual, Columbians wontt hear much about the ,73 har-
riers. But they,ll be out there running.
The Missouri Rugby team had its
problems this year. The spring seasOn
was plagued with wet grounds and
generally miserable weather.
ttThere were just no good days all
spring," said Tom Leicht, Rdgby Club
president. ttIn fact, against IowdState,
it was so wet that the field just.
wouldn't hold any more water."
Also there was little money. The
Rugby Club gets its money for equip.
ment and uniforms from dues and
money-making projects. One party
netted the team $80.
"We asked MSA for $1,900 this last
spring. well be lucky to get $500,"
But in spite of everything, it all
worked out well anyway. The team
record climbed to near the .700 mark
as opposed to last yearts .500 season.
The team came off with two second
place tournament finishes in the St.
Louis Easter Rugger Fest, and the tour-
nament at the University of Missouri-
In the St. Louis Tournament, the
team competed against powerful
schools from the Mid-West and
Canada. And now the club looks for-
ward to bigger and better things for
the 1973-74 season.
takes ling 8 ,
The 1972-73 soccer club had an abun-
dance of talent and as tough a sched-
ule as any coach could demand.
Before the season, club president
Dennis Oberg said, ttWe have one of
the best club organizations around. I
hope we can prove it in the Big 8
With a powerful offensive attack
and a defense that allowed only
one goal, the soccer club stormed to
the Big 8 championship in Lincoln,
Playing three games in two days, the
Tigers first blanked Colorado 3-0, beat
Oklahoma State 2-1 and captured the
championship game from Kansas State
The spring season ended with a
record of 7-1 and combined with a fall
mark of 5-0-3, the Tigers went 12-1-3
on the season. The years only loss
was to Florissant Valley.
Danny Shea was the teamts leading
scorer. Alvero Bueno added to the of-
fensive punch of the team.
The home games were played on the
less-than-adequate Our Lady of
Lourdes fields. Regulation 120-yard
fields are needed, but Lourdes, fields
are only 90 yards.
The club was forced to rely on dues
for funding. MSA refused to consider
the club,s budgetary requests. No
money is received from Intercollegiate
Oberg looks for bigger and better
things next year. There were rumors
that the Intercollegiate Athletic De-
partment would absorb the soccer
club, giving it a source of funds.
Ninety per cent of the squad will re-
turn next year to defend its newly-
acquired conference crown.
ABC'S Chris Schenkel and Bud
Wilkinson were in disbelief. NCAA
football fans across the country were
Shocked. Schenkel wanted the score
checked. How could a team that had
0 C 5
been beaten 62-0 by the fifth-ranked Mlssuurl i t
team in the nation come back the next :
week and upset the eighth-ranked
f th 11 1972' W
The score was right: Missouri 30, a ;
Notre Dame 26. 00 . H
How could a team that had been 1- . 3
10 in 1971 come back with three big :1
upset wins and finish the season with the thrlll 1
a bowl bid? What great magic took the 3
Tigers from the weekly HBottom Ten"
college football poll to the ttTop ZOn
poll of the Associated Press?
There is no simple answer. Every-
one and everything played an impor- -
tant role. In a word it took teamwork. e a 0n
Heading the team for his second 11,
year was Al Onofrio. Onofrio suffered
through his first year of head coaching , :i
with the 1-10 record and a cellar finish 0 e e a h
in the Big 8 conference. Critics had ; j
begun to say that Onofrio just couldnt
make it as a Big 8 coach. But to dispell
the disbelievers, Onofrio pulled off big
upsets, took his team to the Fiesta
Bowl, and picked up Big 8 Coach of
the Year honors from both the As-
sociated Press and the UPI.
Onofrio managed to defy the experts
who saw little in the Tigers before the
season began. He held the team
together, even after the humiliating 62-
0 drubbing by the defending national
John Mosely, Tiger defensive back,
put into a few words the spin't that
made the Tigers work for Onofrio:
uPeople wanna win for him -- no
doubt about it?
It was an up-down season for the
Tigers with three upset wins over
Notre Dame, Colorado and Iowa State.
There were also the losses to Baylor,
Nebraska and Kansas.
The Cinderella story came to a close
on a Saturday night in Tempe,
Arizona, when the Tigers met the na-
tion's number one scoring machine,
the Sun Devils from Arizona State.
Frank Kush had his team ready, and
ASU went on to a 49-35 Victory.
The road to the Fiesta Bowl was not
an easy one. Much credit is due
Onofrio, for turning the Tigers around
and organizing a real team.
The year of the running back
Not unlike a stable of fine race horses
Missourits backfield was helped thi;
year by a wide variety of power,
speed, quickness and lightningtfasl
Tommy Reamon,- Ray Bybee, D011
Johnson, Leroy Moss, Jimmy Smith,
Bill Ziegler, Chuck Link, Tom Mulkey
and Bruce Berry were their names.
Each has a running style of his ovzzn,
Coach A1 Onofrio made the comer.
sion to the wishbone attack, a triple.
option running formation.
The wishbone relies on speed in hit.
ting the open holes, and also on the
judgment of the quarterbacknlt is his
responsibility to decide whether to
keep the ball, hand it off to the full
back or pitch it to the trailing back.
The Tigers had the fleet of runners
to make this offense work.
Probably the most famous name was
Tommy Reamon, a two-time All.
American at F t. Scott IKansast Junior
Reamon did not start the season in
the Tiger backfield. For a while
Reamon understudied sophomore Bill
Ziegler until Coach Onofrio decided
both backs should start.
Reamon did have problems ad-
justing to Big 8 football and to the new
System. However, he finished the regu-
lar season as the Tigers top rusher
with 454 yards.
By far, Reamon,s best single-game
erformance was at South Bend in the
30.25 shocker of then unbeaten Notre
Dame. In 16 carries, Reamon netted 73
ardS - but more importantly he
threw key blocks, one of which sprang
teammate Leroy Moss on a 16-yard
Chuck Link made a name for him-
self with three touchdowns against
California in the Tigers 34-27 win.
The 5-10, 190-pound slotback from
Aurora carried the ball six times for 53
yards and 18 big points.
California was also torn apart by
Ray Bybee. The 200-pounder from
East Moline, Illinois, carried 27 times
for 185 yards. Bybee was well on his
way toward breaking Harry Icets 1941
record of 218 yards, but the sopho-
more had a sore right ankle that
limited his second half play.
There seemed to be a limitless
supply of talent for Mizzouts new
wishbone. There were no Johnny
Rodgers or Greg Pruitts, but there was
a combination that accounted for 2139
yards on the ground. And a Fiesta
g9s not all glory
To many people quarterbacking is the
glamour job in football. It,s the quar-
terback who does the brainwork; then
he passes the ball to someone else who
does the hard work and gets clobbered
sooner or later.
The wishbone changes all of this. It
forces the quarterback to be a runner
and a blocker so he too can get clob-
Missourits quarterbacks, John
Cherry 021 and Tony Gillick UIJ, had
their share of clobberings by such
defensive teams as Notre Dame,
Colorado, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
But Cherry, a junior college transfer,
proved himself as a clutch performer.
Against the Irish, Cherry threw 4-
for-7 and 106 yards, including several
third and fourth-down gambles that
In the 6-5 bowleclincher against
Iowa State, Cherry'hit slotback Chuck
Link on a pass that put the Tigers in
the range of Greg Hillls magic toe.
At the beginning of the season,
Cherry was asked if he was sold on the
"You have to be . . . when I went to
junior college, Oklahoma wasnlt doing
much. Alabama was down. Then all of
a sudden - wham e both become
Which in a nutshell, is the story of
Missouri football. From 1-10 to the Fi-
esta Bowl. Wham!
How does one go about measuring a
defense? Is it the number of unassisted
tackles, assisted tackles, sackings 0f
quarterbacks, fumbles recovered
passes intercepted or broken up? 1
In Mizzou's up-down seasonfthe
defense had to be measured by Some.
thing less tangible. It could not be
measured in statistics alone. Itts team.
work that makes or breaks defense.
Missouri was lucky to have team
spirit working for the Tigers in 1972.
Defensive end J.L. Doak, called the
Bengals ttthe closest team Ive been
with . . . a bunch of guys with a lot of
desire and pride who believe in them.
The football experts predicted
another poor season for Mizzou, but
Doak countered ttthat only helps to
make this kind of a team more deter-
They were determined. Doak pre-
dicted a seven and four season and
had hopes for a bowl bid. Defensive
tackle Dan McDonough said after back
to back Wins over Notre Dame and
Colorado, "Itts kinda silly to be talking
- about a bowl bid - but it is possible.
At the first of the season I figured a
bowl bid might never happen. But
Determination spread throughout
the team, including the defense. After
allowing the Cornhuskers 62 points,
the very same defensive unit held
Iowa State to only five points in one
entire game. .
The ,72 Tigers had a defense that
played a big part in the turnaround
year at Mizzou.
1 uinllnlrWHr .: im .
One of the factors that makes the
wishbone offense explosive in nature
is the ability of the running backs to
hit the holes in the defensive line with
such speed that the defense is caught
But the wishbone counts on the
holes being there in the first place. Re-
sponsibility for making an opening lies
on the shoulders of the offensive
The job is not an easy one. There
are 265 and 280-p0und mammoths
waiting on the other side of the line of
scrimmage, waiting for the snap of the
Missouri had a talented front line
which, tackle-to-tackle, played on the
same freshman team and had been
together for four years. From left to
right it was Jim Schnietz, Mike Levick
Hater Scott Andersonl, Scott Soder-
gren, Chris Kirley and Kelley Curbow.
Said Curbow, "Wetve all played
together for four years now, and its
become much easier to know what to
expect from the other guys. When
Kirley is the guard next to me, I can
pretty much tell what he will do when
we line up. We even have our own
audibles for some blocking situations.
"We should . be improved next
year." Curbow called Missourits tough
schedule a privilege.
ttI wish we could play Nebraska
again. I dontt exactly know why, ex-
cept they arent 62 points better than
And Kelley Curbow and company
will be out to prove just that in 1973.
Mfg ; A
More than 49,500 people were on
hand in a chilly, damp Memorial Sta-
dium as Missouri met Iowa State.
It was 3-3 at half, and Iowa State got
the edge in the third quarter on a
blocked punt turned into a safety.
Score: 5 to 3, Iowa State. The Tigers
moved into field goal range in the final
quarter. Greg Hill kicked the winning
field goal of 22 yards with 1:27 left.
Greg Hillts toe set a new Missouri
record by kicking 13 field goals in one
season. It was Hill who led the season
in scoring with 58 points.
That same toe also produced win
11ng kicks against Oregon and
Colorado, and Hill had three impor-
tant field goals against Notre Dame.
Hill is modest about his accomplish-
ments, which include being the first
kicker in some time to be named ttBig
8 Offensive Player of the Week?
ttIf the offense cant get the ball
down the field, then I can't do my job
either. Its a team effort, and this
award is a team award."
Hill finished the regular season
completing 19 of 21 extra-point con-
versions and 13 of his 19 attempted
, LA h.
he sat at the foot of her bed leaning over to pull
baggies on over her feet before putting on her shoes.
Then hurriedly but methodically, she donned several pairs
of pants and three or four sweaters, a thick brown ski
jacket, a hat and a muffler. A couple of months earlier she
couldn,t find clothing light and cool enough to wear. But
now she definitely conformed to the "layered look" of fash-
ion so typically characteristic of the year. She wasn,t going
to a fashion show, though. Nor was she practicing for the
age-pld party relay game of ttWhich team can put on and
take off excess clothing the fastest?" She was my roommate,
and consequently it was easy to see the effects of Marching
Mizzou upon her. She was extremely organized e- she had
to be because of the long, arduous hours of required prac-
tice. And she was extremely careful about her health - she
realized the ttshow must go on," and she wanted to be a part
She was off for another all-important Friday afternoon
practice; this particular day, not unlike many of their prac-
tice days, was quite chilly. Not a trace of blue could be seen
through the low, dense gray clouds. As she blended into the
crowd of instrumentalists, the mood created on the practice
field by the 28 flutists, 52 clarinetists, 12 alto saxophonists,
12 tenor and 4 baritone saxophonists, 33 trumpets, 10 horns,
15 trombones, 9 baritones, Q tubas and 24 percussionists
tnot to mention the 16 Golden Girls and Anna Marie
Drahushl was quite the opposite of the cold, forlorn,
bleakness of dusk. There was chaos, tension and excitement
creating a kind of electricity in the air around them.
Most of the members of Marching Mizzou, if not all, were
in their high school bands and they ttjust enjoy" music.
After talking to many of them, its quite startling to discover
that their feelings about Marching Mizzou strangely coin-
cide. The same electric current ran through all of them.
ttI just do it for funft said Tom OtConnor, a psychology-
majoring tuba player and a highly respected brother and
bartender of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Tom feels that the
greatest part of the band is, "The whole thing runs on psych.
The excitement is great e like when the shows not ready
two hours before the game and wetre really working. Then
we finally get on the field and have it come out right. It
seems kind of funny to be able to turn people into machines
Barb Schultheis, a four-year clarinetist who has marched
in every single game, commented, ltI think the band goes
along with the team. Last year, the band was smaller and
there wasnt as much enthusiasm. This year its a younger
band, a lot more freshmen, and theytre really spirited."
"I think its worthwhile and a lot of fun," smiled Joetta
Prost, a clarinetist and the spirit chairman. ttln Marching
Mizzou, everyone gives 200 percent effort at practice and at
the games; there arentt too many organizations that demand
or require that much from its members."
Karen Studley, another clarinetist, said, "The thing I
dislike about Marching Mizzou cant be changed: the
weather! There,s nothing wrong with the band itself. This
year the kids are always very friendly. I like being able to
Despite the cold weather, the Golden Girls run throu h their
routine one last time before appearing on the footbal field with
Marching Mizzou. They maintain busy schedules in order to arrange
time for their long hours of practice. On game days they practice
with the band as early as 9:30 am. in order to finalize their
routines and make any necessary alterations.
ABOVE: These two girls bundle up warmly for their afternoon practice.
"The show must go ont' is Marching Mizzou's motto eregardless of what
the weather is like outside.
have pride in a group, in performing well and in
representing the University. We,re out there doing some-
thing really worthwhile and itts great to be able to say Tm
from Missourif I dont think thereis enough I can say. It's
really just a lot of fun.
ttAnna Marie Drahush has added a lot to help with spirit.
Shets just a great gal. She and the Golden Girls are a real
asset to the band. Sometimes rehearsals get hectic and time
consuming. You really have no free time and you learn to
utilize all your extra time when you do have it. I love it. Pm
sorry Pm graduating. Everybody has such a good time."
Also at practice that day in the middle of them all, stood
a man in a camel brown coat, a brown hat with a little red
feather and a pair of blue-plaid, slightly flaired pants. Al-
though his dark mustache and equally dark framed glasses
were the only facial features observable from a distance, one
could easily discern the deep concentration and anx-
iousness about him. And yet he exuded confidence.
Suddenly, he emphatically yelled, ttYoutve got to move
out by squads. I don,t care how you do it, but itis got to be
The voice belonged to Alexander Pickard, associate
professor of music.
This was the day to itpolishh everything before the next
days televised Missouri vs. Iowa State game. On Monday
from 3:40 to 5:30, each member received a chart showing
the general movements for formations; and then they went
through the whole program. Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. they practiced the music in the band room and marked
their music as to how and where they would march. That
same night they found out the game and their half-time per-
formance would be televised, and subsequently the whole
show changed. tttYou just never know where those cameras
are going to look," Pickard chuckled laterJ Little did they
realize that before the week came to an end, they would put
in a total of 14 hours of hard practice between Tuesday and
ttYou folks in the corner make sure you get all the sound
coming this way," Pickard shouted. "Youtve got to have
soundlto know where you are. Here we go! Roll tem!"
The response was amazing; the predominantly blue-
jeaned tam-and-scarved clad students practiced ttTherets No
Business Like Show Business," ttRainy Days and
Mondaysf ttSunny," ttHawaii Five-O," ttPopcornit and "On
a Clear Day You Can see Forever" over and over again.
Despite the ocpasional sniffling and coughs, there were no
uWatch those diagonals," shouted assistant directors Ron
Dyer and George DeFoe from an observation tower. "You
Shortly there was a break in the practice. Mr. Pickard mo-
tioned for the band .to gather around him. HSqueeze in here
so I can talk to you. Tomorrow we will serve lunch out here
for you. We will practice for 45 minutes . . . We will eat
quickly; and if its raining, actually raining - Understand
the difference? - we will practice at the Multi-Purpose
Practice then resumed as everyone took his position on
the field and began to run through the whole show again.
TtYou cantt wait for the guy behind you to bump you
before you move," reminded Pickard. ttI know you have to
move and play your instrument at the same time, but thatts
too bad. If that's the kind of sound youtre going to put out
on the air tomorrow, dont tell your parents to watchltt
As far as Mr. Pickard is concerned, the students them-
selves serve as their own disciplinarians. ttItts easy for me to
chart the formations and everything," he explained, ubut
once they hit the field, theytre on their own. They are a lot
more critical of themselves than I am; they really get down
on themselves. Besides, thereis a great deal of competition
among the company fronts and squads.H From A, trumpets;
Front B, trombones and horns; Front C, percussion; Front D,
low brass; Front E, Clarinets; and "F Troop? tubas and bari-
Furthermore, he feels ttThere is not a problem with desire
or attitude. They are there because they want to be. You re-
ally have got to be a little insane to be in Marching Mizzou.
We have had people in the band as many as seven years! Its
just not glamorous; and its definitely no picnic. But some-
how they think its worthwhile?
Mr. Pickard continued, ttWe believe we have the best
band in the world; and every time they hit the field, they
have to prove it. The crowd each year is getting more
responsive. Itts at a real high point this year."
Snow . . . Cold Feet . . . Rain . . . Wet grass . . . Heat
. . . Exhaustion. . .Discipline. . .Time. . .Friendship
Enthusiasm . . . Optimism . . . Excitement
Applause. . .MARCHING MIZZOU.
LOWER LEFT: While playing the
Missouri fight son ,the band
performs the popu ar Marching
Mizzou formation before thou-
sands of fans. UPPER LEFT:
The trombone section rehearses
its musical part of the show
and practices its formations.
ABOVE: Dr. Alexander Pickard
directs Marching Mizmu and
offers constructive criticism.
By Cindy Pollard
Photos by Leilani Hu
5- V3 1 f-
Rebounding from the best season ever
in Missouri basketball history, things
looked just as good for the 1972-73
All-American candidate John Brown
was back for his senior year at center.
Al Eberhard and Mike Jeffries were
back from a devastating front line the
year before. The Tigers had the 1971-
72 Big 8 and NCAA District Five
Coach of the Year in Norm Stewart.
The $10.5 million Warren E. Hearnes
Multipurpose Building was ready for
Everything went well, indeed, for
the Tigers. A season mark of 21-6 tied
the 1971-72 season as the best in Mis-
souri basketball history. For the sec-
ond year in a row, the Bengals went to
the National Invitation Tournament in
New York City.
The season got off to a great start as
Missouri rolled off 12 straight wins
including championships in the V01-
unteer Classic and the pre-season Big
8 Tourney in Kansas City.
Their first loss was in Manhattan to
the defending Big 8 champ Kansas
State. Four of Missouri's other five
losses were at the hands of Big 8 oppo-
nents. The Tigers finished third in the
conference behind Kansas State and
A 9-5 conference mark and the 21-6
on the season was enough to net a
berth in the NIT. But the Tigers bowed
out of first round action in Madison
Square Garden with a 78-71 loss to the
Redmen from Massachusetts.
Big things were expected of the
Tigers, and they delivered: one non-
conference loss in ten starts, Big 8
Tourney champions, Volunteer Classic
champs and NIT play. In short,
another great year for MU basketball.
Brown is beautiful
John Brown's name will go down as a
big one in the Missoun' record book.
He's the 6-7 blond who surpassed
Charlie Henkeis career scoring mark of
Brown's college career is enviable.
His first college game was against
none other than UCLA, and he scored
After his sophomore year he was
selected to the US. Olympic Develop-
ment Team; and after his junior year it
was the US. Olympic team. A bone
break in his left foot dun'ng practice
kept him out of the 1972 Olympic
games in Munich, Germany.
Brown was one of 10 athletes in-
vited by President Nixon to attend the
White House Conference on Drug
And many Tiger fans will remember
Brown as the lanky forward-turned-
center who helped put Missouri in the
NIT two years in a row.
The list of Brownie honors and ac-
complishments goes on seemingly
"Thereis not much to do in a small
town like Dixon tMissouriL and I in-
variably ended'up playing basketball.
I used to play in the backyard all day
long until it got dark.
ttThe lights from the Foodliner
across the street lit up our backyard,
so I could play until I went to bed
Practice does make perfect, and
John Brown is a living example.
The pro scouts Were so impressed
with Brownis junior year that he was
offered a large bonus to forego his
final college season.
But Brown stayed for his senior year
and was a leader who helped Missouri
win the National InVitation Tour-
nament berth as the bonus to a great
Brown's record speaks for itself.
John Brown will long be remembered
as more than the all-time leading
scorer of the Tigers.
Once upon a time, someone, some-
where was quoted as having said
basketball is a non-contact sport.
EWW year sportscasters and sports
erters come up with sterling ex-
amples of how physically punishing
basketball really is.
Ahyone who has watched the el-
bow1ng, pushing and shoving that goes
on under a basket in a Big 8 game
knows that there is a great deal of con-
tact. Ask Oklahoma's Alvan Adams,
yvho had his freshman year cut short
1n Columbia when he was dumped
hard on the gray Tartan court in the
The Big 8 Conference has long had
the reputation of being a tough, physi-
cal conference. The image may have
evolved from the corn-fed farm boys
that went to Big 8 schools, but the
physical punishment of conference
basketball is demanding.
Referees call the games differently
in various sections of the country, but
Big 8 basketball always has been
known for its rough and punishing
brand of play.
and J effries:
Experience pays off
Two experts at the physical game of
basketball are Missourils Mike Jeffries
and Al Eberhard. One game is enough
to tell even a newcomer that Jeffries
and Eberhard do not shy away from
Jeffries, 6-3, 232 pounds, puts a
little of his football background into
nFootball was my first love? the
Alton, Ill., native said. "111 junior high,
I started playing basketball, and my
Older brother influenced me a lot. I
was playing with guys four and five
years older, but playground competi-
tion is good."
Ieffries continued with football and
basketball in Alton. His senior year,
Ieffries was named an all-American
and all-state quarterback. He also was
an all-state basketballer, averaging 25
points a game.
He played football and basketball
his freshman year at Mizzou but was
forced to make a decision between the
two and finally chose basketball his
Coach Stewart calls Jeffries tithe
best athlete on the team for a combina-
tion of strength, quickness and passing
And it all shows, whether the
muscular Jeffries is popping 20-foot
jump shots or battling under the
The 6-5, 220-pound Al Eberhard
Hlikes rebounding best. Most big men
like to get in and mix it up. It gets
pretty rough sometimes, and therets a
lot of pushing and shoving."
The Big 8 Sophomore 0f the Year in
1972, Eberhard can best be remem-
bered by fans as the gum-chewing
blond who went crashing to the floor
in pursuit of a loose ball during a
Coach Stewart says, tleverything Al
does is overshadowed by his aggres-
siveness. He plays low mistake games,
and the thing I most appreciate about
him is his maturity."
After five operations on elbows,
ankles and knees, Eberhard says he
feels no pain, and still plays rough
under the boards. He set the Tiger
record for most rebounds for a sopho-
more, and finished behind John Brown
with nearly 10 rebounds a game this
Under the boards, where the action
is thick, Missouri had two tough com-
petitors in Mike Jeffries and Al
There's one man who's just as im-
portant to the athletic program at
Missouri as any player or coach. He is
Olen ttOleyyy V. Thornton, and hes
been an integral part of Missouri ath-
letics since 1947, with a tenure longer
than that of most coaches.
Oley is the maintenance foreman for
the Intercollegiate Athletics Office.
Specifically, he's in charge of the sta
dium, the baseball grounds and the
track facilities. Mowing and watering
the grounds, painting the lines on the
football field, replacing weak boards
in bleachers a these are just some of
the tasks that come under Oley's juris-
The jobs hours are not always 9-5.
ttFor an early track meet we some-
times have to get here at six in the
morning. During football games you
miss lunch. And baseball games can
go all the way itil dark."
But in spite of its many demands,
the job is natural for Oley.
ttMy first love has always been foot-
ball and sports. I never got a chance to
play back in high school. My dad was
a pretty sick guy, and my brothers and
I all had to go out and work.
When I was 16, my brother and I
Came to the stadium to help the man
who was building it. I was strong but
the contractor said I was too small to
Oley is still strong. There are few
63-year-olds who can put in a full
days physical work and still have
time for "fun" with the athletes.
"Pm still in pretty good shape, and I
can still wrestle with any of the foot-
ball players. I even threw one to the
ground a couple of years ago. He was
mouthint off about this and that, and I
sorta told him to keep quiet. I put him
on the ground in front of the whole
team, and he kept quiet after that."
But some things have changed since
1947 when Thornton started fulltime.
"In 1947, the stadium had two long
ditches on each side. We used to put
up bridges to let people get into the
stadium. It only held about 23,000
then, and the average crowd was
about 12 or 13,000. If we got 18,000,
we thought we were in the big time.
"Back then the press box was a
wood sheet barn, down on the field at
the 38-yard line. After every game we
had to push the hinged front panels
back into place with long poles, and
then hook them.
"We had wooden concession stands
Oley is one of the Tigers
biggest fans, lending his
vocal support to all
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At 63 Oleyts in pretty good shape.
tI can still wrestle With any of the
footb all players.
I threw one to
the ground a couple of years agof
when I first got here, and the
scoreboard was a lot different."
Oley is also in charge of the indoor
track facilities at the Hearnes building.
Hearnes is a far cry from Brewer
Fieldhouse, which was vacated by In-
tercollegiate Athletics in August 1972.
uYou know the worst thing about
Brewer was you couldntt keep it hot
enough or cold enough or clean
enough for anybody. That's what I
hated most about the place?
For all the hard work, there are
benefits too. Oley has gone with the
football Tigers on many of their road
games and to most ofthe bowl games.
ttI-ive been most everywhere in the
country, the Colisseum in Los Angeles
and down to Vanderbilt. Iive seen two
Orange Bowls, the Blue-bonnet Bowl,
the Fiesta Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the
Gator Bowl and the Cotton Bowl.
ttThe best game I ever saw was
when Missouri beat Navy in the
Orange Bowl. Norm Beal picked off a
pass for the Tigers, and that won the
game. I remember I was watching
President Kennedy through my field
glasses, and I saw him grab his head.
He just couldnit believe it.
ttOne of the great things about this
job is the people you meet and Itve
met a lot of people in my 26 years on
the job. Yve talked to Billy Graham;
Neil Armstrong, the astronaut; Red
Grange; Chris Schenkel; Lindsey
Nelson; Mel Allen and lots of sports
stars and even some movie stars."
And there are people who become
his good friends and life-long ac-
ttIust last year when I was at Pikes
Peak, I sat down at the counter of this
restaurant to order a cup of coffee. The
kid serving me behind the counter
turned around and said, Remember
me, Oley? It turned out he was Mis-
souriis high jumper last year.
ttThe athletic department has
always been very good to mefl says
Oley, ttand I try my darndest to help
them as much as I can.
ttIn ,47 I came back here and I told
Spuling, then athletic director, Yd take
on the job for a year. Then if he didn't
like my work, or I didnt like the job,
weld call it quits. That was 26 years
ago, and Im still here today?
Oley has two more years to go
before retiring at 65. "Ill stay here two
more years, unless they tthe athletic
departmentl donlt think Ilm doing my
It would be difficult to find anyone
who knows the job better than Oley
In basketball, itts UCLA and the rest of
the Pacific 8 Conference. In football
there was Oklahoma and the Seven
Dwarves. Collegiate wrestling has its
powerhouses too: Iowa State, Okla.
home and Oklahoma State. .
The 1972-73 Tiger wrestling Squad
lost to Iowa State 42-0, and to
Oklahoma 28-3. The Oklahoma State
match was cancelled because of bad
weather and travel conditions.
But Missouri wrestling coach Hap
Whitney found his 6-3 season one of
the most exciting ever.
ttThe competition our squad met is
the toughest in the country. We've
been lucky in getting our rough sched-
ule against Iowa State and the other
top schools. It just makes you work all
that much harder."
The team did work hard. Senior
Captain Curt Bourg set a new Missouri
record for career wins with 20 this
year. The Tigers made the move into
the new Hearnes Multipurpose Build-
ing and drew the biggest crowds ever
to see Missouri wrestling and the BigB
For the first time, the Big 8 wres-
tling tournament was held in the
Hearnes Center. The three round-affair
was completed one Saturday in Febru-
Iowa State,s defending NCAA
champ Chris Taylor met Missouri's
heavyweight Tom Cook three times,
and won three times. Three of Cookts
five season losses came at thethands 0f
the monster from ISU. Some 1,300
fans, the largest home crowd ever for a
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0f meet in Columbia.
311 3 Coach Whitney said, uWe lost to
an Iowa State 42-0.. But it wasnt as one.
its sided as the score shows. There were
la- some great individual efforts. Com-
peting with these teams is great for the
3d wrestlers and great for the fans. Our
t0 teams can only profit from meeting
t9 better schools.
ad ttI remember when I first took a
team to Oklahoma State for the Big 8
313' championship. Our team sort of sat
0f there looking at the competition with
their mouths hanging open. Now they
is aren't phased by meeting the Iowa
V9 States or the Oklahoma States."
d". Whitney said, "For a while the
er better Big 8 teams wouldntt wrestle us.
all They had nothing to gain. But next
yearts schedule is the same as last
or i year's. Each year the four underdogs
Ii tMissouri, Colorado, Kansas State and
35 i Nebraskai try to catch the top three
to Howa State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma
'd' Statet. Each year the bottom four get
8F closer to the top three. A few points
z 8 each year. Itts a gradual process."
1972-73 was the best season ever in
Missouri swimming history. Coach Joe
Goldfarb predicted a great year, and
he was right.
"Each year Iive seen this Missouri
team improve - in swimming times,
in attitude, in everything. And this
year proves it."
The Tigers finished second in the
Big 8 to perennial champion Kansas.
Nine swimmers competed in five
NCAA Swimming and Diving Cham-
pionship events in Knoxville, Tenn-
Co-captains Denny Bush and Roy
. Schlacter swam in individual events at
the nationals while the Tigers' 400
yard freestyle and 800 yard freestyle:
relay teams met the top competition
from around the country. '
Missouriis improvement each year
does not come easily. Goldfarb said,
t'We have one of the toughest training
programs of any team in the nation.
The guys know it, and they swim all
out, some of them knowing they have '
little chance of making road trips with
the team. But they stick it out.
ttOur whole training schedule is
aimed at one thing: the Big 8 Cham-
pionships. And it has paid off. The
first year I was here, we were happy
not to finish last place in the confer-
ence. Each year weive gotten visibly
improve, NCAA involvement is on the
upswing. As the team improves, so
does the kind of swimmer who can be
Schlacter is one of Goldfarbis suc-
cess stories. The senior wanted to give
the Tigers a going-away present. He
did with 48 points in the Big 8 Cham-
pionships, more points than the entire
Nebraska team could muster.
ttI didn't swim much until my se-
nior year in high school, and none of
the schools in Illinois wanted me," the
Glen Ellyn Ullinoisl native said. "I
came down to Missouri just for the
heck of it over my spring break and
met Coach Goldfarb then.
ttHe gave me a personal tour and
asked me to come down and swim for
Goldfarb is quick to welcome any-
one to the team. In fact, his team is a
great help in recruiting. They give
Goldfarb ideas of how swimmers
would fit into the program.
ttI may meet a swimmer and tell the'
team about his great times. They might
tell me that they dont think he will fit
in. On the other hand, they could tell
me about a rather mediocre swimmer.
tHeid be a great asset; hes a real
hustlerf They are my best recruiters."
Coach Goldfarb sees nothing but im-
provement in the near Missouri future.
His goals are first place in the Big 8
and more entrants in the NCAA cham-
"Weive come a long way from my
first year here in Columbia and we can
always go farther."
of a blue-chlp .
By Craig Lowder
Lowder played football on scholarship for Missouri.
The prolific letters, the endless phone calls, the countless invitations and the
bulk of information to digest and categorize is beyond your young
C0mprehension. But propaganda or not, its still a good feeling to be wanted.
Coaches and recruiters from the various colleges and universities have been
wooing you since your last game because youtre good. And thatis a good feel-
1 gYou're an athlete in high school. And if you,re like most high school jocks
Who won any conference awards, ran, hit, swam, shot or wrestled better than
most. you want to be a college jock too.
So youll be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, accountant or coach later. Right
now you're a young, strong individual bringing top bid in the jock market.
And no doubt youire getting confused.
some college coach and his staff from anywhere U.S.A. persuade you to
visit their campus and they show you the new facilities, buy you dinner, get
you free game tickets and a date with a players girlfriends friend. Its a nice
time: a neat locker room with carpet, an aggressive coach, a good steak and
some kind of date! But the weather is nasty most of the season and they lost
to some mediocre teams last year. V
HI'm good, or else they wouldn,t be so interested in me. And I want to play
with the best," is the feeling that the average highly recruited athlete gets.
So pick a campus, any campus. You,ll like the buildings and stadium, but
. not all the freshman scholastic requirements. You,ll like the coach and
players, but not the weather. And you'll probably consider the kind of educa-
tion you want, despite last years won-lost record. And if youtre interested in
a major university that's interested in you, perhaps scholarship money will
play a persuasive role.
Unless you happen to be in the market for-the ttrnoney sports," football and
basketball, or you,re being recruited by a school that has a strong winning
tradition in your particular sport tand consequently a generous financial
backingl, money may be a distinct consideration in your final analysis.
Decisions, whew! A college education and perhaps, if youlre ambitious
enough, a professional career are in the'balance. So you decide; youtre signed
in the midst of some fanfare; and youire committed.
You were given an inkling of how big college is from the top of the press
box, but it's bigger now than it looked then. It seems like there are a lot of
non-athletic things to do. Itts difficult to get physically and mentally prepared
The initial awakening
of a highly recruited athlete
is often rude.
when there are books to be bought, schedules to fill and meetings to attend.
Classes are hard to find because you,ve never heard of Neff Hall, Middlebush
Auditorium or GCB.
Confused again, but now you have a whole athletic department to help you.
And those fraternity boys that keep hounding you seem like they want to help
you too, because you,re ttsomeonet, on campus. But you cant even remember
The first day of classes wasnit bad: there are some neat girls in that big gov-
eITlment class, one of those boys from the Sigma something house introduced
YOU to his pin pal tor was it mate?l, you saw a couple of the other frosh jocks,
and youive never seen so many beards.
It took you a while to learn where the jock hall tathletic dining halD is
located in relation to the rest of campus, but its one path youill never forge;
Those lunches will make your day. Even if you did come from an afflu6n
family in the beef town of Kansas City, you probably never had so mam
T-bones so often. Its the best food in town. And maybe its the best parts
being an athlete. To keep your machine in top physical condition, you have It
feed it top grade, prime fuel.
But in spite of all this good food, University life is hard. Therels anmhBI
practice today and things have been happening at a rate youive never 1010ng
and their purpose isnt too clear. But "Man-o-Inan gotta get psyched." You
werenit prepared for University life a and the talk of tutors and athletig
The jock deals with life i
as a game. ;
study halls are at best vague. "Whew! I dont have time to do all this. Pve got
to get some sleep for tomorrowis practice." ?
The initial awakening of a highly recruited athlete is often rude. The
athlete is told that participation on an intercollegiate team is a distinct privi-
lege and that he, as a student-athlete, must always be cognizant that he is
representing a great institution of higher learning steeped in tradition. He is
made aware that his actions, conduct and appearance must reflect favorably
on his University, his team and himself. And since participation in athletics
is strictly voluntary, the student-athlete is free to withdraw from the sports
arena at any time he feels the rules governing the conduct of intercollegiate
sports are in conflict with his personal interests, views or principles.
There are sincere attempts to smooth the transition from glorified high
school jock to low man on the athletic totem pole in college. Of course, there
are a few ttfull-ride" scholarships a all inclusive and very appealing -for
the blue-chip athletes. But all sports dontt share equal scholarship funds. y
And even the ttfull-ride" jock has his pressures at the University. Despite?
the traditional characterization of jocks as privileged animals in the campus:
zoo, they too have to go to college. Because no matter what else happens, the
athlete has to be in school before he can be eligible to play. And thats the
sole purpose of athletic aid - "Give him an appealing opportunity to playfor!
And play they will. They,ll play every afternoon for four hours or more
Theyill play for three or four months during the season. Because thatts whatil
takes to be a champion athlete who has professional ambitions.
From the moment an athlete is issued his equipment, be it shoulder pads or
track shoes, golf clubs or spikes, an athlete,s dedication to his sport becomes
n'gorous ritual. Training involves more than mere physical exertion where in-
dividuals are pushing, constantly pushing to reach new heights, score more
points and win more games. Individuals become cogs in the team machinery. a
Itis individual dedication and team effort that are important to the succeSS i
of any athletic program. A good athlete must be primarily a man of dedica-
tion. And sometimes that dedication is so intense that mere intrusions, SllCb
as attending afternoon classes, can upset the delicate balance between menf
and physical preparation for his specific sport. .
So how does all this training, conditioning, dedication, preparation and Eli
fort pay off?
rid 9ft :
Thatis Where the intangibles of athletic involvement begin to stir beneath
the surface of practice and contest. Although the collegiate athlete is first of
311 a student, if for no other reason than that he has to be, he is certainly in a
position to observe first-hand a variety of lifets elements. Events that others
may only glimpse in the headlines of the media, and converse over coffee,
become very real efforts to the student-athlete.
Very simply, the jock deals with life as a game. Racism and prejudice, ill-
managed coordination, dehumanization, instant glory, self-sacrifice and pain
.. concepts and realities that any member of a team must face and master to
win his particular game. Coaches in any sport, even the Itgo-it-alone" sports
of wrestling, swimming, track, golf and singles tennis, must carefully direct
individual improvement in equal measure with such mysteries as team
morale, unity and consciousness.
So it becomes evident that the student-athlete, after four or more years of
participation, is to a degree better informed and more aware than most of his
fellow collegians of what lifets game is all about. But this doesnlt contradict
the belief that because the jock is so wrapped up in his training and sport, he
is limited to experiences taking place outside the gym. There can be no doubt
that the athlete must sacrifice in some area of college lifeys diversity. But by
living near the limits of mental and physical exertion in the environment of
individual and team competition, his sacrifices are subtly rewarded.
And after four or more years of participation, ifs that time again: more
letters and phone calls, more trips and coaches to meet. If you fared well in
your college years, once more you are thrust into the open bidding, only this
time itts on the professional market. For some it may be a childhood dream
come true. For others it may be a means to an end. For still others it may be
the only path open for financial gain in our economically oriented society.
Because after all, our society rewards the professional athlete with generous
the traditional characterization
of jocks as privileged animals
111 the campus zoo,
they too have to go to college.
recognition along with often celebrated salaries.
Yet, still others who have experienced the life of a student-athlete, will go
on to be the doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants and coaches that they
always wanted to be. But the game will continue. The game within a game
Continues for all those that sacrificed their time and sweat during their
0011988 years. The memories will linger of the jock hall, the homerun, the in-
terception or the time your team upset the conference champs.
Even before you as an athlete leave campus, nostalgia sets in. And you
Can't help but remember the confusion of recruiting, the agony of practice the
COHStant PSYChing and physical scars. Because ttI played with and against
Some of the best while I was here. I knew I couldh And you cant help but
thlnk that the game within a game is worth it all.
all it an unusual year. Charlie
McMullen became a cross
country all-American and he did it at
Houston, Texas, running five-sixths of
the course minus his right shoe. With
both shoes on, he recorded national
indoor qualifying times in the mile
and 100-yard run in Missourits first
two indoor meets in the Hearnes
Multi-purpose Building. V
The Tigers finished third in the Big
8 indoor meet despite only one first
place finish. Larry Gray won the triple
jump. They did it with squeeze tactics
e placing in all but five events. At the
outdoor meet in May, the Tigers won
four individual events, but only placed
There were four blue medalists.
Larry Gray, triple jump, won his third
straight Big 8 title tindoors and out-
doorsl. Gene Hansbrough won the
high jump. Freshman Ben Plucknett,
discus, placed in all the relays and set
a school record. Charlie McMullen
won the mile, of course.
About a month earlier, Gray suf-
fered facial and abdominal burns in a
residence hall fire. In March, Gray
himself set a fire in Detroit, Michigan
where he became an all-American
Hansbrough cleared 6-10 outdoors,
just an inch higher than his jump in
KC. which tied for second.
Call it an unusual year. The four-
mile relay team broke its 1972 timing,
set a school record and set a Big 8
mark with a 16:22.8 time at the Texas
Relays. Then it did nothing at the
Kansas and Drake Relays.
But conforming to the season's
unpredictability, the distance medley,
anchored by McMullen tflanked by
Bill Daily, Mike Melichar and Dave
Roglest won two first-place trophies
from Kansas and Drake.
John Russell secured the javelin
event when he flung the spear 233-7 in
the triangular meet against North-East
Missouri State and the Chicago Track
Club. That surpassed the mark he set
ht the Arkansas Relays in 1972 by 13-
7. The 1972 record broke by 10 feet the
34-year mark held by Bob Waldren.
The day of the triangular meet also
marked the first time retired track
coach Tom Botts missed a Tiger track
meet in 32 years. Instead, he attended
a ceremony naming him a trustee of
Westminster College and its most out-
The atmosphere of a
track meet is unlike
anything else in the
world of college sports.
It,s peaceful. Members
of competing teams walk
and talk quietly in the
infield. On the side-
lines the rest of the
team quietly encourages
the runners. Others
prepare for their own
events by loosening up,
jogging or changing shoes.
On the track the
competition is as fierce
as any sport, yet in the
infield everyone seems
friendly and easygoing.
Itts the way sports
ought to be.
in le1d events
at Blg 8 meet;
1n hlgh Jump,
. and Gray
1n trlple Jump
Baseball was on the low end of Tiger
sports in 1973. Unlike their football
and basketball counterparts, the Mis-
souri nine struggled through a dismal,
The baseball Tigers simply could
not put it all together. When the hit-
ting was good, all too often the
pitching was inadequate. On the few
occasions the pitching held, the bat-
ting was likely to stop. As a result, the
Tigers won only 13 of 34 games.
Excessive early-season rain did
much to damage the Tigers, chances.
As Coach John "Hi" Simmons points
out, ttYou simply cannot practice base-
ball adequately indoors? referring to
the Multi-Purpose Building to which
the team was forced to retreat. Because
of much bad weather the Tigers lost
valuable practice time which pre-
Vented Missouri from getting into the
groove that adequate practice gives.
The loss of top hitter Jack Bastable to
the pro leagues also hurt the team.
Missouri did have some bright t
moments, however. Steve Pasternak
pitched his finest game in defeating
ninth-ranked Southern Illinois Univer-
sity-Carbondale, nearly throwing a 110-
hitter in the process.
despite wet weather and getting hit on
the hand with a pitch in the same
game. Pasternak lost his no-hitter in
He did this .
the last inning when he gave up What i
he called ttone of the cheapest hits 0f
all timeF The hit was a slow roller
down the third-base line that hit the
bag and went fair. It was this sort of
luck that plagued the Tigers during the
season. Fortunately, they held on to
win that one. Unfortunately, however,
that was not usually the case.
Defeating seventh-ranked Oklahoma
State two out of three was the top
achievement for the Tiger baseball
squad. In this late-season triumph,
Missouri showed the potential for
having a contending baseball club. In
this sense the Tigers showed the bal-
anced hitting, pitching and defense
they had strived for all season. They
achieved it too late to salvage the year.
After knocking the Cowboys out of the
Big 8 race, Missouri went on to take
two from Nebraska at the seasons
Left fielder Charles ttRed" Young
was the Tigers top hitter with a fine
.327 average, also providing most of
the power with five home runs. He
tied catcher Terry Cole for the runs-
batted-in lead with 15. Cole hit .260.
Other top hitters included Dave
Rothemel with .295 and center fielder
Tom Ellis at .275. The rest of the
averages ranged from poor to inept:
As for pitching, the Tigers had no
strong, effective stopper. Ben Tensing
had the best won-lost record with a 4-
5 mark, followed by Barry Koeneke
with a 4-6 tally. Beyond these two, the
pitching was not the type that wins
Perhaps the saddest part of the sea-
son, discounting the record and calibre
of play, was the retirement of veteran
coach John ttHi" Simmons. Coach
Simmons, 3 member of the college
baseball Hall of Fame, called it quits
after 34 years of service. Through the
years his teams finished high in the
national rankings frequently, winning
the NCAA national championship in
1954. There have been 11 Big 8 champ-
ionships in Simmonst career.
At the age of 67, John ttHiti decided
to step down after a long and most
successful tenure. Unfortunately, he
did not go out with a winning team in
his final season. Even so, John ttHill
Simmons still stepped out a winner.
ends his c
It was Tuesday, May 1. The Maneater
had front page headlines that caught
everyone by surprise.
ttTennis coach loses job: Murray
Strong dismissed after 6-year career.n
It came as a complete shock to
many. For others it seemed to be a
Strong had been coach of the Mis-
souri tennis team since 1968, and also
had occupied the office of instructor in
Health and Physical Education.
There was talk that coaching took
away from his teaching duties and
vice versa. But few realized the
conflict would end exactly as it did.
Dr. Mel R. Sheehan, director of ath-
letics, released a statement late
"Coach Murray Strong and I have
discussed his coaching obligations
with the University of Missouri tennis
team this season, and the problems in-
herent in this part-time, but de-
manding, job. '4
"We both recognize that he has
found it most difficult this year to
devote the time and attention neces-
sary to successfully meet these obliga-
tions. We are in mutual agreement that
it would be advisable to seek a re-
placement who can meet these obliga-
tions without the numerous conflicts
and other responsibilities which
Coach Strong has experienced this
The statement tactfully confirmed
the streamer headline in the Maneater.
Strong had been relieved of duties.
Strong, a retired Air Force major,
reportedly i had conflict with his
players on disciplinary matters.
Strong insisted on early curfews on
nights before matches.
Tom Fluri, the Tigers, number one
player said, nQuite possibly his
! lStronngl troubles stem from his mili-
tary background which he attempted
l to Stress upon us."
At the time of Strongis dismissal,
the Tiger tennis team had a dual
match with Colorado left, followed by
the Big 8 championships. Once these
Were over, it was the end of the season
and a Missouri career for Murray
Golf team goes
DITOR,S NOTE: The Missouri
golf team traveled to St. Andrews
Scotland in April, to compete in an in-
tercollegiate tournament at the birth-
place of golf. The following are the ob-
servations of Coach Al Chandler.
Ioften sat at the hotel window which
opened on a view of the North Sea and
the royal and ancient clubhouse of St.
Andrews. The view to the northeast,
just left of the clubhouse, revealed the
city of St. Andrews, a beautiful sight
to visitors for over seven hundred
Number seventeen, perhaps the
single most famous golf hole in the
world, was just below our window.
From a second story vantage point the
hole looks routine enough, but the
subtle hazards of its 430 yards are sit-
uated left, right and behind with the
volumes of golf history having been
recorded in that short space.
It hadntt rained much in the month
before we arrived and the courses
were rock hard. The greens were im-
possible. We could have left the
wedges at home in favor of the one
iron. The sand wedge is adequate for
both heather and bunker, so long as
you are not particular T about the
number of strokes you count in finding
your way back to the fairway.
The famous Scottish ttfacedn
bunkers are simple enough if you
donlt object to playing out backward
to the tee, but the heather is another
matter. Often you will locate the ball
several inches off the ground in tough
bushes and the penalty drop wont
make things much easier.
A good tee shot into the wind, using
the smaller ball, doesntt cover much
more than 200 yards. With a following
wind its likely to fly anywhere and
even a long putt taided by the breezes
we had during the weekl is difficult to
hold on the green.
Evening is probably the best time to
tackle St. Andrews. Winds are down
and you have at least a chance to con-
trol the ball. Mind you, the course
never gets easy; with perhaps eighteen
hours of golf available each day, you
39! Some idea of why the Scots seem a
calm and patient people. Its their
defense against the humbling experi-
ence of a day on the "links".
On our second day we tried Car-
noustie, a course 17 miles across the
Firth of Tay. At iirst impression it
didnt seem so overwhelming. Our
only warning came when someone
suggested we take a fore-caddie in
order not to get lost somewhere on the
The countryside is peaceful and
lovely, the lushest farmland Pve seen.
Among the sheep, heather and gently
rolling meadows, flagsticks appear.
A short walk from the Carnoustie
clubhouse, we visited the Pro Shop of
Allistair Simpson tgolf-clubs do not
have Pro Shops and Professionals as
we know themL Simpsonls uncle was
Open Champion in 1886 and a grand-
nephew operates the Pro Shop today,
fifty yards from the first sight. On our
second day at Carnoustie, the winds
were climbing to five clubs in strength
and Yd played the fifteenth in what
seemed like a blizzard. Frozen to the
bone, I headed for the clubhouse.
Clubhouse pubs are warm and
friendly and in replaying the round
over. a pint, the total was somewhere
near 79. Given perfect conditions, no
wind, two hours of determined prac-
tice and a competent teaching profes-
sional, it could have been 75.
Three days later, the tournament
record told the full story. Sixteen
American and three Scottish teams
would play two rounds here with a
low score of 79 registered and an
average scoring range of between 89
and 91. One player recorded an out-
ward nine of 66 and a closing nine of
60. Nobody laughed.
The flatness of the Scottish courses
is utterly deceptive. Disaster lurks ev-
erywhere. Straight holes become
doglegs because of bunkers in the
fairway. Many bunkers at St. Andrews
cannot be seen from the tee. Yet those
same bunkers include a ttface" that
can extend above a players height. A
bunker ttfacett rises vertically at a 90-
degree angle. A ball resting under the
face usually cannot be moved forward.
Often as not, it can't be hit backward
toward the tee either, and playing out
laterally is a challenge.
Given all the famous terrors of St.
Andrews, it was CarnOustie that
earned our greatest respect. There,
weather reports listed wind gusts of 70
mph and more. Players were blown off
balance during the swing.
On Thursday, Tim Mehl, Tiger golf
captain, shot a 95 as a follow-up to a
77 the day before. Through the season,
Timis average, home and away, will
show about 73. Seven other Missouri
golfers didn,t fair any better.
Six times Ilve tried the US. Open
and PGA Championship. The Champi-
ons Club, Olympic, Pinehurst No. 2
and PGA tEastl have all gotten the
better of me in one way or another.
The Scottish courses we played during
the first week of April, under those
playing conditions, would rank six to
eight strokes harder than any other
courses Itve challenged.
Jimmy Smith, HB
Gary Anderson, DB
Brad Brown, DB
Tony Gillick, QB
John Cherry, QB
Ray Smith, QB
Bob Pankey, DB
Jim Goble, QB
Jim Sharp, SE
Tommy Reamon, HB
John Bastable, SE
Greg Hill, K
Ricky Cook, DB
Bill Ziegler, HB
Leroy Moss, HB
Tom Mulkey, FB
Ray Bybee, FB
Don Johnson, FB
Tom Kellett, LB
Roger Yanko, LB
Scott Pickens, LB
John Moseley, DB
Mike Fink, DB
Randy Grossart, DB
Bruce Berry, TB
Steve Yount, DB
Chuck Link, HB
George Matyas, HB
Mike Swinger, C
Kurt Weinsenfels, C
Scott Sodergren, C
Rich Henry, DT
Lynn Evans, LB
Dennis Jaskowiak, 0G
Phillip Poppa, OG
Larry Frost, DT
Bob Orsi, LB
Mike Levick, 0G 1
Dan McDonough, DT
Herris Butler, DT
Steve Sadich, 0G
Zachary Cartwright, OG
Robert Carr, OT
Kelley Curbow, OT
Jim Parrott, DT
Frank Caldwell, DT
Dennis Vanarsdall, DT
Jim Schnietz, OT
Scott Anderson, OG
Chris Kirley, 0G
Don Muse, TE
John Kelsey, TE
David Demien, OG
Bob McRoberts, DE
Dave Johnston, DE
Ray Miller, DE
Steve Schreiber, DE
Charles McMurry, TE
Henry Marshall, SE
LL. Doak, DE
Bob Kenney, LB
Ted Beckett, OE
Nick Kanatzar, TE
24 Oregon 22
0 Baylor 27
34 California 27
16 Oklahoma State 17
0 Nebraska 62
30 Notre Dame 25
20 Colorado 17
31 Kansas State 14
6 Oklahoma 17
6 Iowa State 5
17 Kansas 28
35 Arizona State 49
Kansas State 25
Iowa State 44
Big 8 Championship 3rd Place
Central Missouri State 17
Iowa State 42
Kansas State 12
Seventh in Big 8 Tourney
Univ. of Mississippi
Mississippi State ,
Louisiana State Univ.
NW Missouri State
NE Missouri State
Fourth in Big 8 Championship
Tom Fluri Tres Mitchell
Geoff Greenwood John Walker
Mark Hoegemann Skip Walther
Missouri 87 Ohio University 75
Missouri 81 Louisiana Tech 61 John Brown Gail Wolf
Missouri 77 California-Davis 70 A1 Eberhard LaMont Turner
Missouri 84 Purdue 75 Mike Jeffries Ron Pexa
Missouri 69 Ohio State 62 Gary Link Rick Atzen
Missouri 68 Holy Cross 65 Felix Ierman Cal Patterson
Missouri 67 Tennessee 57 Orv Salmon Jerry Stock
Missouri 94 South Alabama 66 Steve Blind AUStiH Palmer
Missouri 98 Colorado 78 Kevin King Ed Stoll
Missouri 69 Oklahoma 68
Missouri 82 Kansas State 72
Missouri 74 Southern Methodist 73 .
Missouri 55 Kansas State 70 Steve Alhnder Paul Koenig
Missouri 79 Colorado 81 Carl Anderson John Little
Missouri 75 Kansas 72 DennTs Boyd D0118 Long
Missouri 78 Nebraska 65 139.an BUSh Brad Meye.r
Missouri 85 Oklahoma State 73 Wllham Dale Mark Modjeska
Missouri 77 Oklahoma 90 XEHDEIJES if: gimmw
' ' wcomer
1:21:23: 22 ggghsggg E75: Jeff Fechter Chuck Reller h.
Missouri 68 Colorado 77 BOb FOSS Roy SChlaChteT
Missouri 80 Kansas State 66 ROY,GeaH , BOb SChOkneCht
Missouri 79 Kansas 1 63 Augle Gra31s James Senne
Missouri 79 Oklahoma State 73 Petelr Hay Steve Sumner
Missouri 80 Iowa State 90 Kevm Kefmedy John Uhhg
Missouri 86 Nebraska 70 Robert ngsbury
Missouri 71 Massachusetts 78
Missouri 64 Arkansas 49 . .
Missouri 52 Oklahoma State 61
Missouri 43 SIU-Carbondale 70 SWlmmln
Missouri 62 Iowa State 51
Missouri 63 173 Western Illinois 48 2l3
Missouri 43 2l3 Univ. of Alabama 68 1l2 Kansas 75
SeCOHd in Big 8 Championship
Third in Big 8 Relays
Missouri 78 Chicago Track Club
Sixth in Big 8 Outdoor Championship
Burt Baker F rank Lemons
Paul Beisser Steve Marshal
Steve Brink Bryson McHardy
Ray Bybee Charlie McMullen
Lonnie Carr Mike Melichar
Keith Coolidge Scott Mosby
Alan Cummings Tim Nixon
Bill Daily Ed Osafo
Dave Daum Don Overton
Ron DeClue Ken Paulsmi
Alan Dreves Steve Peterson
Les Eggerman Ben Plucknett
Rick Elliot Mike Rabuse
Dan Fellhaver Tom Rice
Steve Frei Dave Rogles
Cary Geyer John Russell
Larry Gray Barry Schneider
Jim Greene Bob Seltsam
9 Terry Hackett Bob Seaman
Gene Hansbrough Mike Smith
Richard Harris Ned Stephens
Mike Heitkamp Drake Titze
LeerHill Jeff Unger
Mike Jenner Mark Visk
Louis Kauffman Brian Walsh
Mark Kimball Jerry Watson
a Paul Klover Frank Wellborne
Matte Knowlton Steve Wilson
Fred Kolkhorst Jerry Williams
Bill Lacy Andy Yinger
Missouri 60 Nebraska 80
62 NE Missouri State 40
St. Louis Univ.
St. Louis Univ.
Missouri 465 Texas-Arlington 459
Missouri 697 Texas-Arlington 695
Missouri 693 Lamar State 678
NE Missouri State 3 29
Columbia College 318
St. Andrews International 4th of 19
Crossroads of America lst of 27
Tiger Invitational lst of 3
Drake Relays Invitational 3rd of 15
Big 8 Championship 4th of 8
The 1972- 73 school year was a troubled one as far as intercollegiate athl 19131
were concerned Oklahoma was forced to forfeit eight football games ft:
recruiting violations involving quarterback Kerry Jackson The Universitx a
Colorado was placed on probation for one year by the Big 8 Conferencefg.
recruiting irregularities. North Carolina State, one of the best basketbas
teams in the nation, was forced to sit out post- -season play due to violation
that occurred the previous year. . .
Violations and complaints around the country were numerous as the
money situation in universities and colleges became particularly tight.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Department at Missouri receives no money
from the University or from the state legislature. Monies come from 1111;:
major sources: conference funds, gate receipts and contributions. The Biga
Conference pays individual schools with money received from television 3p
pearances and bowl game "."pots
As is obvious,1nost gate receipts are going to come from football and;
basketball, the two "major sports." This means the minor sports ttennis, golf;
cross country, track, eth are going to receive less consideration when 11 '
comes to spending money. The unspoken philosophy is to spend the mona-
where it will bring back the most money per dollar. '
The Columbia Missourian and the
Columbia Daily Tribune both closelv V
senous problem to the minor spom in i
checked the roles of funding, scholar: ,l
ships and minor sports at Missouri. A
the athletic department is inadeciuate funds for scholarghip
Sprograms, according to a Missourian article. "A lack of schol- ;
Sarships prevents them tthe coachesl from competing for the
blue chip athletes. They must divide the scholarships avail
able to offer a maximum number of grants. " Coach John ttHi" Simmons 1:
forced to split his scholarships this same way. He explains that sometimesa
partial scholarship isnlt good enough ttAnother conference team took four
promising baseball candidates from our state to whom we could offer only .
nOther schools waive out-of-state fees for an athlete, Missouri does 110th
costs us more that way," Simmons says.
While sports are basically competition and games, so is the process of 5
building a team and facilities. 1
The group responsible for establishing the game rules for member schools 1
to follow" 15 the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association
One of the new rules under consideration by the NCAA is a limit on the
total number of scholarships a school can offer. A cut of 55 scholarships
dropping the total to 219, is recommended. 1
Football scholarships would drop from 129 to 105; track would be cut fmm
36 to 23 ufull rides. "
Athletic Director Mel Sheehan is not totally opposed to restrictions on new l
scholarships, but he feels limitations on total grants-in-aid are unfair. 111
do'esnlt take a genius to figure that football, if it awards the 30 new scholar 3
ships each year allowed in the changes, will exceed the 105-player lilllil
within four seasons.
The proposed rulings would eliminate four-year scholarships and allow?1
player to compete within a five-year period.
"The limit on total grants is supposed to work against redshirting:
Sheehan says, "but then they encourage redshirting by giving them live Yeas
The minor intercollegiate sports are least affected by limitations on schol- '
c w l
l ;' '
tics For example, Missouri swimming coach Joe Goldfarb can only award nine i
for full scholarships with his budgeted $18,600. NCAA rules presently allow 18
, 0f full scholarships for swimming. To stretch his scholarship dollar, Goldfarb t i l l
f0r awards only one full complement and spreads the rest around. Some i 3 f I
tall swimmers receive as little as $100 a year. Goldfarb says, however, that the 1 l '
Dns nine scholarships still represent a tripling of his funds. l
ttIf were going to be a national swimming power, were going to have to
the have more scholarships? Goldfarb says. i l
i The other coaches gripe about scholarships and money, too. And under- l; l
ney l standably so. o l:
,ree HWhen we recruited Scott Bess four years ago? golf coach Al Chandler l
g 8 t says, Hwe gave him a $400 scholarship. Now you cant even get a good golfer
ap. ? to talk about a figure that low." l l;
l Murray Strong, who completed his final year as Missouri's tennis coach 3 l
1nd ; tsee page 174l, says, tlI can offer a boy a full scholarship and he will go else-
01f, where because of the facilities here. I stand low with respect to recruiting
1 it v power."
Hey a Full scholarships $2,685 out-of-state and $1,685 in-stateJ include tuition,
- . fees, room and board plus $15 a month incidental fees.
the l Head track coach Bob Teel says, ttWe dontt give out that $15 because if the
;ely l boys need it, we feel they should work for it. With the money we save, we can
lar- 1 pick up another in-state athlete."
. A l The minor sports within the athletic department have some money
: in problems, but not as complex as those sports who are outside the department.
:hip 1 Rugby, soccer and gymnastics receive no money from Intercollegiate Athlet-
101- ics. They also must rely on poorer facilities.
the I The soccer club was very fortunate when Harry Smith, intramural director,
'ail. ' let them use the fields east of the Livestock Pavillion when they were not in
s is ; use. The soccer club uses the Our Lady of Lourdes field for other practices
as a and for home matches.
bur ; . The rugby club plays its home matches at the Reactor Field when it is not
tnly I being used for intramurals.
The gymnastics team uses one-third of Rothwell Gym for two hours a
t. It 1 week.
Complaints about the facilities do not come solely from the minor sports
: of outside the athletic department. Baseball, track and tennis also have gripes.
ttThe lack of a Tartan track outdoors hurts our recruiting," Teel regrets.
1015 6 0 "Indoor tennis practices in the Hearnes Center are limited to Friday nights
There IS from 9 to 12 midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm," Strong
the l ' ' sa 5.
ips, Inore pUhllClty over 3IIXs far as the baseball facilities are concerned, Simmons is outspoken.
a Spralne an. C ttRollins Field needs a permanent fence, a warning track, a screen for the
em durlng entire grandstand, a tunnel, resodding, a batting cage and a better drainage
. s stem.
new Spl'lng football yttAll these things were listed in a letter to athletic. director Dan Devine
l' It , than for all more than six years ago. Football and basketball are flne games, but they re
lar l 9 no more worthy than baseball. .
mit 0f baseball. "1 may offend somebody, but I dont give a damn. Come spring, there ls
l ' more publicity over a sprained ankle during spring football than for all of
W a baseball."
The fight goes on. The major sports have to make the money before the
1g," 3 . other sports can spend it. The squabbles over the facilities and seholarships
:ars i echo through Hearnes. Mel Sheehan rides herd on the whole busmess 1n the
' athletic department, and the rest of the world just watches.
to compe e.
takes over Brewer
The ments intramural program at MU
continued its growth with another
year of high participation.
Over the past 10 years, the numbBr
of men, teams and matches played
under the auspices of Harry Smith's!
intramural office in Rothwell Gym has
increased better than twofold.
In 1962-63, there were 834 teams
and 6,721 men who took part in the ;
various intramural activities. The
1972-73 SChOOl year saw 1,714 teams
and 13,078 men participate.
With the departure of the athletic
department to its new quarters in the
Hearnes Multi-purpose Building, the
lulltime use of Brewer Fieldhouse has
doubled the indoor space for intramu-
rals. Games are played more than 20
hours per week, excluding physical
Of the fraternities on campus, 84
per cent participated in intramurals;
68 per cent of the residence halls also
took part in the 20 activities offered
throughout the year.
Plans for the future of intramurals
look good. In the annual report by In-
tramural Supervisor Harry Smith, the
remodeling of Brewer Fieldhouse will
be a large asset to the program.
ttThe scheduled remodeling of
Brewer Fieldhouse, financed by the
student allocation of $284,000 and
$7,000 of University funds, will
provide 10 indoor handball courts,
four basketball courts and a 10.5 lapse
per-mile running track on a synthetic
all-purpose surface. Hopefully these
improvements and the additional
funds from the Dean of Student Af-
fairs will help the MU intramural pro-
sport University Campus Fraternity Residence
1f Champions League League Halls League
Softball Jim Haupt Beta Theta Pi Drake
TouCh FOOtbaH SPBBd Kappa Alpha Williams
Tennis Singles SPBBd ATO Hawes
Handball Singles Pat Kelly Phi Delt Patterson
Racketball Singles Pat Kelly Phi Delt Fletcher
Bowling 1PinfalD Jerry Hilecher Sigma Pi Bates
Volleyball Bob Brown Delta Upsilon Drake
Table Tennis Singles RPA Phi Kap Brown
Pocket Billiards Paul Young ATO Patterson
Basketball Richard Roller Kappa Alpha Buckner
Table Tennis Doubles . Militants Beta Hawes
Basketball Free Throw Oscar ArroyolMing Lueng Delta Upsilon Patterson
1 Swimming and Diving Richard Roller Delta Upsilon Hawes
Wrestling 1see next pagel Lamda Chi Buckner
Handball Doubles 1588 next pagej Phi Kap Clark
SocCer Bill RothlPat Kelly Phi Delt Bates
Bowling Santos Sigma Pi Shields
Tennis Doubles Fubars Phi Gam Clark
Track and Field Don ZaronlMike Duffy Sig Ep Patterson
1see next page1 ATO Patterson
1 ATO 1417.5
2 DU 1290
3 Beta 1136
4 PhiKap 1112.5
5 PhiDelt 1019
6 KA 998
7 PhiGam 994
8 LamChi 942.5
9 AEPi 846
10 Sing 763
Residencie Hall League
1 Bates 1220
2 Patterson 1141.5
3 Drake 1 1 1 1.5
4 Warner 1097
5 Clark 1072.5
6 Buckner 1024
7 Hawes 971.5
8 Shields 896.5
9 Dunklin 821.5
10 Reed 816
50 yard Freestyle
50 yard Backstroke
50 yard Butterfly
50 yard Breaststroke
100 yard Freestyle
200 yard Free Relay
200 yard Medley Relay
Greg Ness, Campus 24.0
Marty Doerr, SigPi 27.7
Greg Ness, Campus 25.5
Chris Slaughter, SigNu 30.5
Marty Doerr, SigPi 52.5
John Russell, Bruce Hewitt, Andy Clark, 1;40.5
Ken Hake, LamdaChi
Bruce Hewitt, Les Ellis, Andy Clark, 1:51.6
Ken Hake, LamdaChi
118 1b. R. Teel, Beta
126 1b. P. Durham, Buckner
134 1b. R. Ball, Campus
142 lb. J. Taylor, ATO
150 1b. 1. Goldenberg, AEPi
158 1b. M. Hanna, Delta Upsilon
167 lb. G. Bohnert, Drake
177 lb. R. Mead, PhiPsi
190 lb. R. Bybee, Beta
Unlimit S. Sodergren, Campus
100 yard Sprint
880 yard Run
120 yard Low Hurdles
440 yard Relay
220 yard Dash
440 yard Dash
65 yard High Hurdles
880 yard Relay
Standing 3 Jumps
7W. Knipmeyer, Dunklin
Craig Herndon, Phi Delt
Brad Brown, ATO
Dan Kaufman, Jeff Neudorf, Dennis Milan,
Ray Hastings, ATO
James Gable, KA
W. Knipmeyer, Dunklin; Steve Drace, KA
Craig Herndon, PhiDelt
Brad Brown, ATO
Dan Kaufman, Jim Milay, Brad Brown,
Dennis Milan, ATO
Robert Teel, Beta; Robert Laird, Buckner;
Richard Fuerst, Campus
Frank Caldwell, TKE
me compete with
others, but there
ism": that Gotta
win or else
Nearly 1500 UMC women competed in
the 1972-73 intramurals program.
There were 12 sports that filled the
school year, starting with swimming
and ending with archery.
Participation in woments IMis has
increased 64 per cent over the past
five years. Of the 1457 different
women who entered the program this
year, nearly half of them competed in
two or more sports. There were 604
Statistics from Intramural Co-or-
dinator Marvellee Michel showed 378
teams competing for the team titles in
this year's program. This was an
increase of nearly 25 teams over 1972.
Seven women participated in seven
sports each and were the most active
participants in the program. They
were: Ann Asbell, Cathy Ball, Joan
Kaufman, Annette Leps, Susan
Mullin, Margaret Unsworth and Judith
Pi Beta Phi took the Intramural Cup
with 139 points on strong finishes in
swimming, volleyball, doubles tennis
Finish 011 Top
of The Heap
Ch amp 10ns
Badminton Singles Off Campus
Bowling Alpha Chi Omega
Basketball Extras Off Campug
Flag Football Alpha Delta Pi
Golf Chi Omega
Swimming Chi Omega
Table Tennis Doubles Off Campus
Hid Gamma Phi Beta
and Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Pi Beta Phi 139
Alpha Delta Pi 114
Kappa Alpha Theta 110
Chi Omega 88
Gamma Phi Beta 78
and Aldrich 78
i we spl
A house is not necessarily a home. And of course, eyew-
body knows why. Ideally, a home is the embodiment of all
good things: happiness, love and pride. But what ahoma
house away from home? What does it offer the young
awaring individual seemingly faced with the meet! Of a liv.
ing experience? In an effort to see beyond themselves, or an
ivory tower tthe dorml students come face to face with insti. ,
The pains come in all kinds of feelings. Sally feels it
when she rides the elevator to the eighth floor. She knows
where shets going when she gets on; but the ride up seems
to displace her somewhere. She is left thinking of herself as
typical . . . Miss Typical living in room 800, somewhere
and somehow lost to obscurity.
But itts those everyday obscure failings that blurr into
senseless, ttremember the timeu stories . . . the time they
woke you up at 2:30 a.m. for an L.D. two floors below yours.
Your hometown honey said he had been trying to get yen
for a couple of days. -It was the only time he could get
through . . . or the time you forgot your meal ticket. You
had to go back and get it. You guessed they didnt trust you.
Jack remembers the time he got caught with a girl in his
room. It was after hours and a little hard to explain.
Those things can he laughed at now, and maybe even for-
gotten. But since you cant always forget the bad, you try to
replace it with the good. And itts those good memories of
dorm life tthey can come- every day tool that accentuate a
somewhat drab existence. Itts learning to like people dif-
ferent than you, finding new ways to help care for someone
or something, maybe those you hardly know. Itts partying in
the halls, joking it up a bit, playing tag with the guys.
throwing the football around. Itts the mass rush to the mail
box for some outside contact e a moment of bliss, a small
way to escape
As you look back again at those forever lasting memories
of pantyraids and dime-dryers, you know something just
wasntt right. The ivory tower was crumbling and all you
could listen to were half-truths. You knew you didn't like
your roommate. He always talked behind your back. She
always wore your clothes without asking. Your room was
by the phone and you learned to sleep with the ringing in
your ears. You tried so many times to study with the spa-
radic reverberations bouncing off one room into the next, 50
you found the time to make it to the library. A sort of sanc-
tuary away from it all. You wanted too many times to be
yourself instead of just another number. The smiling faces
you saw did not know your name and they did not see You
for what you really were. But the game was there and you
played it. The rules were discriminatory but you abided.
Still you wondered, tlHave I been changed in the night? i
How can I be different from you who eats the same food, if
you want to; who keeps the same hours, if you care to; Who
knows the same rules, if you have to? And what sepaltates
me from you and you and you . . .
Dorms have to speak for themselves. You have to have
been there to feel these things. You have to say to yourselv
"I spent BOWo of my time there, I ate there, I slept there. and
By Donna Sigfusson
Photos by Darrell Hoemann
Endurance: a one word
definition of dorm living
sometimes I studied there along with other necessities, And
what did it all lead to?" A few friendships, a few good
times, maybe a little more, maybe a little less.
What is the Hlittle more" in dorm living? Maybe your p A.
tpersonnel assistanti can help out here. If you ever go so far
as to ask a PA. why helshe became a P.A., you will heara
variety of answers all of which center around, til like peo.
ple." And if Jane tends to think of her PA. as anything but a.
peer, shes the one to lose. P.A.ts are the ones who fostera
positive feeling about dorms. Of course, they are the first to
admit the problems of noise and privacy, but they generally
look at the situation as a whole. Diane Pool,iP.A. in Jahn.
ston, has learned through her various dorm experiences that
any environment is what you make it e people are to blame
themselves if they are constantly depressed and apathetic.
Dick McCreary, a student living in Caulfield House, feels
close to the guys in the dorm. "Naturally therets the noise
problem; but as far as I can see, people are trying a they
give a damn about it?
Perhaps that is what is holding everything together. The
fact is people do come back to dorms. Many have gone off
campus only to retreat back to dorms. The dorm does offer
something a meals are there, little housekeeping is needed,
social experiences are within reach, if you thrive on that
sort, and all in all, close ties to the Univer'sity are ever
Itts easier for the people who feel dorms have a "little
less" to offer. They question without hesitation. Yet they
know someonets making the rules. They feel sure of one
thing, though, there is not enough interaction between
themselves and that somebody or somebodies way up there
on the proverbial ladder.
You might have heard of IRHA, Undependent Residence
Halls Associationl. Its been said that its the second largest
organization on campus, second only to MSA, and that's
true. You feel sure that anything so big and powerful has got
to have enough money to alleviate distasteful policieslf
youtve attended any of those mandatory house meetings,
your P.A. has probably told you where your money has
gone: 5570 of all the money goes to each house; 1070 of this
goes to a Group Council consisting of elected officers from
each house; and finally, 1505 of this goes to an Executive
Committee, which makes it possible to expend money for
entertainment, decorations, Momts Weekends, KCCS radio
station and the like. Essentially, each house is a central
governing body belonging to IRHA. And according to Jim
Green, IRHA President, if any disturbances arise in a house,
its probably due to lack of leadership in housing officersof
Head Residents. Pat Farrell, former IRHA President, Would
certainly tend to agree with this. HJust as times change. life-
styles differ. If there are no innovators to change traditional
rules, there is going to be poor interaction With the studentS-
There are hopes for mutual goals between IRHA an
students. But sometimes its frustrating."
Many students just don't care enough to fight long
enough for their beliefs. Some have failed to try in the W
place. But one dorm group did vocalize its demands: Blair l
Dorm life: Itts learning
to like people different
than you . . f
Group. They were allowed to withdraw from IRHA after
much committee discussion within IRHA. Originally, Blair
wanted out for money reasons. When they found out it Was
not a valid reason for leaving, they persisted until appmVal
for withdrawal was given. IRHA claims it is trying to de.
velop certain necessities for students and put them into
practice. But students disclaim that IRHA is doing any Such
thing. Even one P.A. pointed out, ttThey are worthless. Yo"
never hear of them unless there,s trouble." Dorothy Gaitor.
PA. of Atchison House, agrees with this. tlIRHA needs to be
united. Its purpose is good but it tends to be apathetic to a
Another reason for Blairts withdrawhl was the restriction
placed on Donnelly Hallts open housing. It seems there was
some demand by conservative students to exclude open.
housing rights. Thus, the Housing Office figured there wasa
large enough percentage of men and women to appropriate
a dorm residence without intervisitation. Donnelly Hall was
chosen because of its high turn-over rate.
Kerry OtHallaron, Governor of Smith Hall, also in Blair
Group, held a censensus for most of the boys in his dorm
when he said, ttOur wants really call for a 24-hour visitation i
rule. Maybe to them it has a sexual connotation, I don't a
know. All I do know is that out of maybe 70 guys, most
wont be back here next year?
The problem of apathy in the Blair Group has been
solved too. ttThe Blair Group Students Association is ad-
vantageous," says Barton Housets Jay Marion. It makes its
own decisions that directly affect the students. If there are
complaints, there is someone to talk to. The other way-
with IRHA e the headquarters were somewhere else. They
really didnt seem to care. We have a much better response
this way, people are loyal to the house."
If someone is to make the dorm a home, a certain amount
of this kind of positive feeling has to grow. A lot depends on
the environment. Those first few moments in the dorm can
transpire into lasting impressions. ttThis is my room; even
though the shades are broken, they can be fixed. Even
though the walls are dirty white, I can paint them. Even
though the phone is outside my door, I will endure it."
And endure it you must because endurance is a one-word
definition of dorm living. Conditioning is pait of playing the
game. Some adhere and some donlt. New co-eds face having
one phone for thirty girls. Guys have to obey their dates'
dorm hours. Open-housing has strict enforcements, and
there are a lot of other petty rules, too.
Whether you choose dorm life for one year or four yearS.
is strictly your own decision. When you finally leave, you
leave behind the constant chattering, the ever-present hum
of stereos and ringing phones above you, below you, anda"
around you. You leave behind all the phone messages You
never got, and the bomb scares that always loomed. But You
take along some memories, even though your home wasl"51
a place eight floors up, at the end of the hall. Next year
someone else will find another poster to cover the falling
plaster, smudged with tape marks. Maybe it will read some'
thing like, ttSmile, its only three more years."
And even if there isnit any lasting consolation in that;at
least its a start. '
V . mun 't .
Left: A few students found that dorm rooms didn't have
to be drab or dull and added their own life to them
with such creations as an antique barber chair h it
sure beats studying at a desk, anyway. Right: Dorm
life had its ood oints, too-just pull out a beer
and shoot t e bu 1 until two in the morning. Below:
Blair Grou brought in a little recreation for its
residents this ear. The pinball machines, located
in the lounge, ecame so popular that the P.A.'s had to
pull people away in order to close the lounge at night.
A sorority is like a family
with 90 kids,
life,s tough but . . .
Do you Suzy Sorority swear to tell the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
There she sat again a the defendant. This time the court-
room setting had changed. The jury did not sit behind a
wooden panel or in the Loading Zone or even in her
girlfriendts dorm room.
The courtroom was her own sorority house.
"What are we doing here anyway? Let's go look for an
apartment," the prosecuting attorney fired at her. The
prosecuting attorney was not a stranger or even a slight ac-
quaintance. It was her roommate.
Once again the thought struck a nerve center. The rush
chairman had just come in asking for volunteers to go out in
the ice storm to pick up a rushee.
uWhy me'im she asked herself. "Barb has a car and
besides that I went last time?
The social chairman had just drained her purse of the last f
dime she was saving to buy that pack of cigarettes.
ttI didIYt even go to that exchange or drink a drop of that ,
beer we got when we changed rooms!"
uNo dinner until the hall is clean," the house chairman
was screaming for the fourth time.
She looked the prosecuting attorney in the eye and for a
second she forgot she was the defendant. She was tempted
uLetys start tomorrow. Redwoodts building some new
apartments. Maybe they have some openings?
But then she remembered. She chose to be the defendant.
She didnt have to finagle her way out of it by making up
Some story to prove her innocence. She pledged the sorority
house for a purpose.
AS she evaded the attorneys questions her thoughts went
t0 that day three and a half years ago when she first took on
the defendants role.
She had called home to tell her parents of her choice.
uYou know you really didnt have to pledge. We thought
YOU Were going through rush just to meet people," her well-
meaning parents said.
BY Iudy Scott
Photos by Martha Hartnett
She had met the people all right. And she had liked the
sense of excitement they projected.
She had portrayed an interest in activities at one of the
rush parties. Before she could tell the next girl her home-
town and major, girls were over telling her about Leader-
ship Orientation, Association of Women Students and
Students for Danforth.
Pledgeship offered her a new experience. In the weeks
that followed, the girls that were now her sorority sisters
asked if she were still interested in activities. The day of
Merry-Go-Round she was in the clinic. Her Big Sis brought
her forms to fill out for the various committees she had
spoken of. Pledge sisters whom she hardly knew visited her
in the clinic to tell her they Wished they could take a rest
She found girls with many of the same problems she
faced. They too were being falsely accused and stero-typed,
even as pledges. But she guessed it was worth it. The good
things made up for the bad.
More than a house its a home,
A personal place. Warmth and security,
Breakfast in slippers and sit down dinner.
t Take her pledge walk-out, for example. A group of 30-
M Some girls, with a whole weekend to do nothing but get
ll 1 along with each other, was 100 miles from civilization in an
l 1. Ozark cabin. Among several factors uniting the criminals
' 1 T l was that they had stolen all the silverware at the house and
dreaded the consequences they had to face upon returning
to the house.
Perhaps the walk-out built up their defense for the house.
And the efforts were made worthwhile at their initiation
banquet. The girls all felt an inexplicable closeness to each
other, especially when the outstanding pledge and the most
spirited pledge were announced.
F eelings she didnt know she had, much less could
1 display, came pouring out of her. Why was she crying? Was
1 it because this was the first time she really believed a group
1 of fun-loving, academic-striving girls could find a bond so
1 strong that they could actually feel a genuine sense of pride
for the other girls accomplishments?
1; Surely any jury seeing this couldnt be so harsh as to say
she was fakey and only cared what status her sorority had.
But they weren,t there and they didnt know the intangible
unity between a group of girls.
Like the girls in the dorm. They always looked at her
with accusing eyes. The fact that she was never at dorm
meetings and was gone a majority of the time gave them a
sense that she felt she was too good for that sort of thing.
Few people in her dorm belonged to any group and their
dorm friends were usually their only friends living right
there on the same floor.
She felt lucky to have a place of comfort to go when the
noise, squabbles With the head resident and burglaries got
Sure. When she left the dorm at the end of the year, she
left her friends there. But seeing them was like talking to
The one friend she did see after moving out of the dorm,
gave her the same kind of solitude she had sought in the so-
rOltity house during her freshman year. When the Chapter
meetings and hassles over who would take the coke bottles
t0 the coke room got her down, she found refuge in her
dorm friendis room. Yet she never left regretting her move
from the dorm.
She wondered Where dorm girls went when they were fed
up? For a walk? To a boyfriend's house. Escape was fine for
a while, but she realized she had to get along with the peo-
ple she was living with in the sorority house. There was no
escaping it. So she had better make the most of it.
But after walking with other greek defendants going to
the same classes she was, after studying those old files from
sorority sisters she had never even heard of, she began to
really enjoy ttmaking the most of it."
No longer did she ever feel a stranger at parties. Girls she
lived with were always there making her blind dates bear-
able or showing approval of her boyfriend.
Of course there were those times where she was out-num-
bered considerably by independents. At first, she felt
strange, but realized the foolishness of it. She began to no-
tice it wasntt her being the out-of-place one but instead the
bad connotations independents had put on her living condi-
tions. Step forward once again, Miss Defendant!
The feeling was the same when she went into a room full
of girls from Stephens. The prejudgment ofbeing fashion-
conscious and conceited hung in the air; the verdict had al-
ready been declared.
But after first introductions, she found that the clothes of
a Stephens girls were of least importance when she found
they had some of the same people in common or that they
both frequented Harpots.
Besides studying and going to parties together, with a
houseful of 60 girls someone was always up for rallying. It
did not matter if it was three in the afternoon or three in the
morning e someone was always there ready to stir up a bit
Maybe tying ropes to her sisters, door handles 0r stacking
up 142 coke bottles in front of the door wasn,t her next door
neighbofs idea of a good time. But all was forgotten when
she found cellophane on the toilet seats and her makeup
and underwear misplaced the next morning. Fair play is fair
P Vflas she ever bored? Nothing to do? She discovered that
the house gave her as much as she cared to put into it. Com-
mittees planning for Moms Weekend, proctoring at the
library, cleaning up the files or the pledge living room and
planning skits for formal rush were always posted. The ac-
tivities board had so many posters and announcements on it
that she only had to dig to the second layer to find some-
thing equal to her mood.
Thinking of the activities board snapped her back to the
present. Wasn,t there a little sisters meeting today at 6:30
and a candlelight tonight? .
ttDon,t be ridiculous. We cantt move out. I have flve
minutes to get ready for that meeting and after that I
promised to take my pledge daughter to Pizza Inn for 3
There,s always someone,
to laugh with,
or to help out,
but 110 one to take back the empties.
salad because of our diets and then Betty and I have some
old tests to go over for our test tomorrow.',
She had truly found the life that fit what she wanted out
of living and getting along with 60 other girls. Her living
habits of eating, sleeping and studying with 60 girls were
not things she could be condemned for but things for which
to be admired.
She had survived conflicting personalities, more than her
Share of sacrifices for rush parties and meetings, and she
had come out of it all with a sense of worth.
The sorority house had taught her to get along with re-
sponsibility, authority, people of her OWn standing and peo-
Ple she cared not to deal with sometimes. If this wasntt but
a taste of what she would find once she left these friends
and her sorority behind, what was?
HOW could anyone be prosecuted for receiving an educa-
tion in human relationships? ill?
Verdict: Not Guilty.
A spectre is haunting Columbia e the spectre of the shuttle
T' bus. From apartment complex to campus, from Stadium
em Boulevard to Paris Road, it preys upon its victims.
Shuttlebus riders of Columbia, unite! We have nothing to
. lose but our leases. This years buses erase years of respect-
ability. Our policy of peaceful resistance no longer works: it
is time to prepare for the Bus Ridersi Revolution.
, The Revolution is imperative because shuttle service is :3
T not the students, answer to campus parking space scarcity 3t
em and Columbiais Meter Maids.
It is better than walking, more dependable than hitch- I "
hiking, but definitely not the chauffeur-driven limousine i i
service Missouri students deserve. s
The history of all shuttlebuses is the history of injustice.
, Kicking, crushing, trampling - no treatment is too good for i
T the shuttle students. "Pack ,em in, mash iem down, haul H
em ,em of " e that's the managements philosophy. i
Consider these shuttlebus injustices:
Firstly, total bus capacity is a flexible number. The 3 5
average bus seats 35, but holds two and onevhalf times that T
. figure when one counts the people standing up or hanging
on for dear life. The motto of the shuttlebus establishment i 3
We uphold the right of
shuttle bus riders to
peace, prosperity and
is: ttTherels always room for more!"
Secondly, bus schedules are made to be broken. A 9:05
run really means anytime before or after 9 am. e- if the bus
decides to run at all.
Thirdly, the comforts of heat in winter, air conditioning
in summer and stereo tapes in any season are either lacking
or broken. Shuttle students deserve warmth and soothing
music before they reach the cold, cruel, world of the
In light of these injustices, shuttle students everywhere
labor for the impending overthrow of existing bus sched-
ules. We decry the 7:05, the 8:05, the 4:45 e no more 811-
slavement to a mechanized routine. No more furtive glances
at watches or long gazes out of library windows to catch a
glimpse of the hated bus. No more running, no more flag-
ging down an errant bus. .
The theory of the shuttlebus riders can be summed up 1"
a single sentence: Abolish all shuttle buses!
We are in league with the great revolutionaries of all time:
the 1972-73 shuttlebus students rank with the Bolsheviks!
the American colonists, the Boxers and the Swamp FOX'
Raise the battle cry in unison: ttLiberty,
Cushioned Bus Seats!"
The shuttlebus riders disdain to conceal their views and
aims. We openly declare our ends can be attained only by
the forcible overthrow of all existing shuttle conditions. Let
the Great Shuttlebus in the Sky shake at the Bus Riders,
Down with the Bluebird Bus Company of Iowa and the
special assembly line for Mercedes-Benz minibuses. Give us
the Mercedes roadster, the Cougar, the Cadillac or the Cor-
We uphold the right of the shuttlebus riders to peace,
prosperity and posh transportation!
The White Gate Village minibuses are maxi offenders.
They more than make up for their size in their repugnance
to shuttle students. The double-decker bus means double
trouble for us. Ship the London Transport back to London
where it belongs. Merrye Auld England is merrier now that
we have it and they are rid of it. Swaying down Stadium
Boulevard 30 feet above civilization is enough to make any-
one skip an 8:40 class! -
Rain, snow and sleet keep these carriers from their ap-
pOinted rounds. In fact, any type of weather is an excellent
excuse for not running. But dont let any huffing, puffing
and wheezing fool you. Itts nothing more than cold,
calculating greed. Maybe the management can squeeze more
money out of us for repairs.
How embarrasssing it is to have to say you missed class
because you missed your bus. Those excuses havent been
good since ttkindergarten-bus-pass-pinned-t0-your-sweater't
days. How much more embarrassing it is to meet an old
dorm friend as you debark from the shuttlebus and are
greeted with the snide remark, ttSo youtre living off campus
these days, I seefi
Martws for the cause, thatts what we are. The ignominy,
the disgrace, the embarrassment a Would C. Brice Ratch-
ford ride buses like these? No. Not even with a suspended
license would he risk his life and climb on a shuttlebus.
Shuttlebus riders! Mobilize for the mass transit society's
victory day. Together we are a match for the masterminds of
the apartment complex owners.
Daily combat demands aggressive action. Remember: the
only good shuttlebus is a dead shuttlebus. Break the
windows, slit the tires, steal the windshield wipers.
Hijack the buses to Boonville, t0 Harpots, to Devilts
Icebox, anywhere but the Missouri Book Store!
Enlist the aid of our bus drivers. They know and under-
stand our plight; they also suffer under the status quo.
Rather than tools of the management, they are confidants,
friends and coharts in counterrevolution.
We will reward our bus drivers handsomely when we
Win the Bus Riderst Revolution. Remember the ttbirthday
Palty on wheels" for Don, the driver of the double-decker
London Transport? That was only the beginning! On victory
day we will celebrate royally. Champagne and fellowship
Will flow freely, the buses will be redecorated in splendor.
The spoils to the victors!
We must present a united front against the opposition.
DePloy bicycles, tricycles and worn-out Keds for the initial
Offensive. Resurrect your skate boards and little red wagons.
ROb your younger brothers and sisters of their favorite
hi-rise banana bikes. Sabotage the buses and undermine the
efforts of the Shuttlebus Establishment. Bury the buses and
march onto the streets of triumph.
The Revolutionls time has come. Shuttlebuses threaten
the high quality of life in Columbia. Inform all candidates
for office in city and school elections of the danger shuttle
buses pose to the environment. Impassioned cries for justice
will fill the air as election time draws near: "Death to the
We recommend that the buses be driven onto Faurot
Field for their final demise in the greatest Dodgem of all
time. Only when the buses are reduced to an unrecog-
nizable pulp will we be vindicated. Victory at last! Up
against the wall, managers! Power to the shuttle students!
WE INTERRUPT THIS MESSAGE TO BRING YOU
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE SHUTTLE
BUS ESTABLISHMENT UNDER THE
EQUAL TIME PROVISION . . .
Dontt talk to the bus drivers.
Deposit the exact change.
Move to the rear of the bus.
This bus dontt carry no gamblers, no cee-gar smokers, no
down-and-outers, no this bus dontt carry no smart-aleck
students, no apartment dwellers .
This bus. . . :x:
By Pat Gallagher Photos by Karen Kozal
he University of Missouri is a static, uninvolved,
middle of-the road institution, or so they say.
Don't believe it. There is change here. It is not drastic or
immediate but it does happen. Often we are too close to
even notice it. But after four years at the University, I am
sure of it.
Some of the changes are obvious; those changes you
would expect to happen in any four years. International
House of Pancakes, Poor Richardts, Iack-In-The-Box have
all sprung up offering relief from greek house and dorm
food. Student oriented shops like The Poser Place, Middle
Earth, Ladigo of London, Poor Cow and The Tape Worm
have opened their doors for business.
The Missouri Student Store offered an alternative to the
privately owned bookstores. Students could buy low cost
school supplies and texts.
What was four years ago nothing but scaffolding, beams
and concrete, Hearnes Multipurpose Building now houses
more than 12,500 people at every basketball game. GCB and
Tucker halls are where empty, grassy lots once lay. The new
Chemistry Building has finally been completed and new
students donit know where their chem classes are going to
Four years ago the biggest night spots were Village Inn
and Shakeys. Now you have to actually Choose. There's
Harpois and Fordis Theatre. Then thereis The 18th Amend-
ment and 2100 West; Goodlife and Loading Zone, with most
of these establishments being run by young people.
Most of Columbiais city streets have become one-way and
it takes four extra right turns to get where you are going.
Today freshman are allowed to have cars on campus which
has increased traffic immensely, as did the suspension of
car registration fees. There is even talk now of a pedestrian
campus as the total number of cars, pedestrians and bike
Physical changes like these are almost inevitable. They do
little to reflect a silent evolution that is going on at Missouri.
The most important changes may not be the most obvious
ones; and the reasons behind them are whatis significant.
Homecoming hasnit faded in one year. The Student Health
Clinic isnit being challenged without reason. Faculty
members arenit just leaving for lack of anything better to do.
The SAVITAR isnit dying just because. And students don't
decide in one day to quit wearing skirts and begin wearing
jeans and T-shirts. What it all points to is the biggest change
of all -- the attitude of the students.
No one can really say what happened or why, it just
seems a majority of students find it hard to care about any-
A general apathy has taken over. Everyone has become
disconnected and uninvolved. Along with this they feel less
responsible to the University and responsible only to them- 1
selves, which at times is even questionable. They are guided
by what they feelis right or by their own whims. No longer 3
are they led by the proverbial hand.
This lack of caring and responsibility has led to a general
lack of any attitude. An apathy that has led many to believe
Missouri is a static place to be.
The problem is that a student today is faced with almost
an infinite number of potential choices, decisions, ways and
means. Thatis what his four years is all about. There is SO
much to be done that nothing is done, which is easily, but
wrongly, translated into apparent apathy. Over the last four i
years, Missouri has become anything but more simple and
sympathetic. Numerous new courses and activities have i
been added. There are issues without answers and
problems without solutions. There is so much for a studem :
to do that for the most part nothing gets done.
It is an interesting paradox. Todayis students say that .
they are above things like Homecoming displays, University
sponsored dances and other traditions, that they have better
things to worry about. Thatls where the paradox lies,
because the energy is not being redirected but rather merely
Hundreds of hours and dollars used to be spent on
Homecoming. Now little effort is put into it. And unfortu-
nately, the energy has not been redirected in to charity proj-
ects or the such but rather the whole thing has been for-
gotten. Independent Week has come and gone. No longer do
we have a dozen queens to gaze at. Only a few have
managed to hang in there. No one seems to want to sponsor
queen contests anymore. And then there is the SAVITAR. It
too may die a slow and painful death. The staff has
struggled to maintain it for those students still interested
but the road has been rough and will be even tougher next
year. Its fine that these things are being challenged and
changed, if they have lost their meaning, but nothing has
cropped up in their place. Nothing but apathy.
But that is not all that has been happening here over the
last four years. Change in dress is perhaps one of the most
noticeable manifestations for new ideas. Four years ago
dresses were proper for class and Sunday dinner at the
dorm. Slacks were only appropriate for touch football or a
tennis match. Now jeans are worn everywhere. And with
jeans came T-shirts, army jackets and sandals. Its a move to
a less confining lifestyle.
Students want to be more free. Four years ago there were
hours for freshman girls and all girls needed parentst per-
mission to have keys. There was no intervisitation. Now, al-
though controlled, intervisitation has been initiated.
Freshman girls will probably not have hours nextyear. And
no letters home to your parents. The idea of ttsubstitute
parenti, has gone out the door.
Real freedom came when the Student Health Clinic of-
fered an advisory and referral service on birth control.
The Greek stystem has had to change with the times as
well. Hazing and hell week have become a thing of the past.
No longer is the fraternity party the most important aspect
of a girls social life. Greek houses have instead become a
home. A place where the anonymity of the University can
he escaped, at least for a little while.
Still other things are happening that affect the lives of all
the students and the kind of education they receive. Tuition
has gone up twice and many of the classes have lost that
personal touch. More students are taking advantage of the
pass-fail system. And even a few students are passing up
required courses altogether and developing their own
majors. Role and Scope was introduced creating great fury,
but the fury has subsided now. No one is really sure what
the effects of the new Role and Scope will be on the Univer-
Sity. Only time will tell.
The legislature has begun to question the way the Univer-
sity has been using its money and cuts in appropriations
have been common. Some faculty members have become
disenchanted with the way the University is run and several
have left their posts.
These four years have seen a drastic change in adminis-
tration with a new University President, Chancellor, Vice
Chancellor, Provost, Dean of Students, etc.
i. . . it just seems
find it hard
to care about
Four years ago the University faced demonstrations, dis-
turbances and anti-war protests. But now it has all died
down. No one seems to be interested anymore.
The University, then, is not static; there is change. There
is potential here but it must be put to use. Students cannot
just sit around and wait for it to happen, because it wont.
Involved students make for an involved university; a unla
versity open and responsive to progressive and constructive
e Barb Wissmann
,7 mm a ,
A university without people is emptiness,
for it is people who make a university.
Life without participation is emptiness as well.
The SAVITAR has been an integral
part of my life during my four years at
Missouri. It's almost over now 4 and
Pm a little lost.
For several weeks now Ive been
worrying about what I should say in
my editor's note. Should I expound on
my great philosophy of yearbooks?
Should I go into flowery phrases of ap-
preciation to all who have helped me?
Or should I just stick to a simple thank
I'm still not really sure what is best
or right but here it goes 4
Thank you, Teri, for all your dedica-
tion. Best of luck to you and your staff
on the 1974 SAVITAR. I know you can
Thank you, Brad and Karen,,for all
the time and energy you put into this
Thank you, Ron, Judy W. and
Thank you, Lloyd Tomberlin and
LB. Edwards, for all your encour-
agement and guidance.
Thank you, Judy H., for keeping our
heads above water financially tand for
Thank you, Mr. Haverfield and
Joyce, for helping us get through the
Thank you, Torri, Barb, Mary,
Cindy, Lisa, Dottie, Frances, Sue and
Joan, for listening to me gripe and
complain. You were a great help.
And'most of all thank you, David.
Without you and all of your creativity
and enthusiasm we might never have
Bye for now - but not forever.
Picture Location. Explanation
R - right RT - right top
L - left RC - right center
T - top RB - right bottom
C - center LT - left top
B - bottom LB - left bottom
Bruce Bisping 10 1T1, 11, 28-31, 33-
7, 120-3, 128, 129IBRI, 130ITRI,
131ITR 8: BLJ,132, 134IBR1,
135mm, 144m, 14500, 14700,
148tTLl, 149tRI, 15011-1, 151IRI,
170m, 171, 186-90, 194-5,1961TL
8: BJ, 198ITRJ
Bob Brendel ZOOlBRI
Peter Golka 152-3, 154tTL 8 BLJ,
Martha Hartnett 38, 42-5, 201-15
Darrell Hoemann 204-9
David Holman 114-8, 119tTR 8:
Leilani Hu 48-53, 133mm 136-41
Larry Kasperek 32 1T1
Karen Kozal 216-21
Iames Magdanz 94-7, 106-11
Mark Petty 57, 59-61, 68-70, 78,
BOITR, CR 8z BRJ 811RBJ .
Shellts Wonderful World of Golf
Rich Shulmam 142, 146
Dave Touchette 6-8, 10-25, BZIBI,
39, 46-7, 56, 58, 62-7, SOICLI,
81mm, 82-5, 90, 98-105, 119ml,
126-7, 129tTR1, 13OIBRI, 1311BRL
133ITR 8c BLJ,134ITR 8: BLl,
1351TRJ, 144 ITR 8: BRJ, 145m,
147m, 148IB 8: TRJ, 149m,
150m, 151m, 154m, 158-9, 164-
9;170tRL 172-5, 196tTRI, 197,
1981BL 8 BRI, 199, ZOOITR 8: LJ,
Gary Walters 124-5, 192
Roland Walkenhorst 156-7
Itts hard to know where to
place the blame for the con-
tents of this book. Most ideas
are our own, but we did take
the liberty of borrowing a few
ideas and approaches from
other people. We would like to
acknowledge the following
yearbooks: 1972 Badger, Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, 1972
Agromeck, North Carolina
State, 1972 Cornhusker, Uni-
versity of Nebraska. Thanks.
This is number 612 in the limited edi-,
tion of 2250 of the 1973 SAVITAR 0f
the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The book was printed by Hunter
Publishing Company, Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. Senior photography
by DeCloud Studios, Kansas City, Mis-
souri. The paper is 80 lb. Warren's
Casco Dull Enamel. The body type is
10l12 and 12l14 Melior. Cutlines and
identifications are 8l8 Melior and-
Melior Bold. Headlines are Melior,
Bodoni, Bodoni Extra Bold, Goudy.
Century Schoolbook, Avant Garde
Bold, Avant Garde X-Light, Antikva
Margaret, Cooper Black and Windsor.
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