Primary tabs

•

Business majors
pre-register / 2

Taylor replaces
Quinlan/7

Western teams stomp
opponents/8,9

WESTEBN FRONT

Tuesday, February 7,1984

Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.

Bill may
ban access
to Kulshan

Trustees want
more pub info

By Jeffrey Andrews
and Roger Hayden
Two bills i n t r o d u c e d by
Washington congressmen could
reclassify the Mount Baker roadless areas as wilderness lands but
disagreement exists on how the
measures would affect Kulshan
Cabin.
Gregg Sheheen, Associated
Students director-at-large for
university services, said the
Forest Service will ask for tighter
management of the Kulshan
Cabin facilities if the area is
reclassified.
Access to the area could be restricted if the measures pass, Sheheen said.
He noted that the
Forest Service usually doesn't
permit roads in wilderness tracts
and trails often are not
maintained.
Sheheen said the Forest Service
might reroute the trail to Kulshan
Cabin or possibly request the
Cabin be removed.
"A lot depends on what the
Forest Service would do with
Glacier Creek Road," he said. Headded that access to the cabin
would be severely limited if Glacier Creek Road was closed.
The road leads to the start of a
two-mile trail that goes to
Kulshan.
Lynn Corn, a staff person at
Mike Lowry's Washington D.C.
office said changing Mount Baker
to wilderness area would not
affect Kulshan Cabin.
"That's simply a lie," she said.
"They (Forest Service) just like to
tell people that to scare them."
The House bill sponsored by
Mike Lowry (D-Wash.) would reclassify the area in question. The
Senate bill by Slade Gorton (RWash.) merely suggests that
Mount Baker be considered for
reclassification.
Repeated attempts to contact a
Forest Service official willing to

By Don Jenkins
After months of research, Kevin
Lohman has been told to do
more, after presenting his argument for a campus pub to Western's Board of
Trustees.
"I was kind of hoping theywould approve philosophically"
of a campus pub, said Lohman,
Associated Students vice president for activities.
Instead the trustees, at a meeting Thursday in Everett, asked for
answers to questions about the
seating capacity of a pub, the
potential profits and where those
profits would go, who would have
the license and who would be
liable in a lawsuit.
Curtis Dalrymple, chairman of
the board, said the trustees were
open to the subject, but wanted
more information.

Western men's basketball coach Bill Westphal raises his fist in a
power salute after the Vikings' thrilling 67-66 come-from-behind
victory over Central Washington University Friday night in Carver
Gym. See story on page 8.
Photo by Brian Lind
discuss the impact of the bills on
Kulshan were unsuccessful.
AS Advisor Steve Walker said
passage of the wilderness bill
would complicate the issue.
"Usually s t r u c t u r e s aren't
compatible with wilderness
designations," he said. "The

Forest Service traditionally has
not allowed structures."
Meanwhile, Tom Highberger of
the Forest Service will be at Westem Thursday to negotiate the
Kulshan Cabin lease renewal.
The Associated Students are
seeking a 10-year renewal of the
lease which expired Dec. 31.

House stymies trustee bill
By Ron Judd
Hopes for a student representative on governing boards of
state universities died on the
House floor Saturday.
House Bill 1422, which would
have place a student with full voting powers on bodies such as
Westerns Board of Trustees, was
stripped of its significance by an
amendment that makes the student representative an advisory
member rather than a voting
member.
The amendment, proposed by
Rep. J. Vander Stoep (R-Chehalis),
passed by a decisive margin. Voting was mainly along party lines,
said Priscilla Sheldt of the
Washington Student Lobby.
With the amendment, the measure is useless because Associated Students p r
e s i d e n t s
already have the right to serve as
non-voting member on the
boards, Majken Ryherd, AS legislative liaison, said.

Vol. 76, No. 9

t h e amended bill must now
clear the House Rules Committee
and return to the floor for a third
reading if it is to pass the full
House by the Tuesday deadline.
Backers of the bill are not
expected to push for its approval,
since it would do little to alter the
existing governance system,
Ryherd said.
A similar bill in the Senate was
bogged down in committee, and
is not expected to emerge before
the cutoff.
Sheldt said the Senate may
pass a resolution calling for a
study of university governance
systems.
Sheldt said student lobbyists
were surprised that Rep. Pat Fiske
(R-Mount Vernon) did not oppose
the amendment. She said Fiske
had assured students he would
speak against damaging amendments, but remained silent during the House
debate.
Among the amendments supporters were Jean-Marie Brough

(R-Federal Way) a n d Helen
Sommers (D-Seattle).
Two amendments had been
added to the bill in the House
Higher Education committee
before it reached the floor.
One reduced the number of
student representatives at the
University of Washington and
Washington State University to
one. The original bill had called
for two students—one graduate
and one undergraduate—to sit
on each panel.
The other bill granted a community college student a seat on
the state board for community
colleges rather than a student on
each community college governing board, as proposed initially.
Ryherd said the lobbying effort
was a success even though the
bill was gutted. Legislators will be
more familiar with the issue next
year when the bill is expected to
be reintroduced, she said.

The trustees asked Lohman to
solicit letters from the Dean of
Students at schools that have
jXampus pubs and ask them howit has affected student life.
They also suggested a scientific
survey be taken to poll interest in
a pub. Lohman did an unscien- tific survey last quarter.
Lohman said he would form a
committee this week to do further
research on a campus pub.
He said he didn't know how
large the committee would be or
who would sit on it.
Lohman said he wanted all
segments of Western on the
committee.
The next board meeting is March
1 but it is doubtful whether a
report can be prepared in time for
that meeting, Dalrymple said.
One question the board asked

was who would hold the liquor
license to a pub.
The Associated Students at
some other schools hold liquor
licenses, Lohman said, "It would
not be a unique situation."
But, Dalrymple said, "my personal feeling is the AS shouldn't
be involved."
Evidently, the administration
doesn't want to be involved
either.
Tom Quinlan, vice president
for student affairs, spoke against a
pub on behalf of Student Affairs.
Quinlan said he had reservations about whether Western
wanted to take responsibility for
the actions of someone leaving
the pub and driving.
Dalrymple said the board
hadn't discussed whether they
would be willing to accept that
responsibility.
Quinlan also asked how an oncampus drinking facility would
contribute to the quality of education at Western and affect the
university's-image: - •
In a statement prepared for the
board, Quinlan asked ". . . is this
the time, symbolically, to condone an additional drinking
establishment located literally on
the campus when our society is
beginning to confront the severity
of alcohol abuse?"
David Hull, director of Whatcom County's DWI program
repeated those concerns.
"Ildnd of think it (a pub) is not
necessary," he said. "It's kind of
nice to have a liquor free zone."
The DWI program is intended
to change a t t i t u d e s about
d r u n k e n driven
through
education.

Sex Info warns
of Valentine love
By Laurie L. Ogle
Because Valentine's Day
turns young people's
thoughts to love, Western's
Sex Information Center will
give student clients a valentine
card with an optional prophylactic attached.
The valentines, designed by
the staff at the Center, are similar to those found in card
stores, but they emphasize the
importance of birth control.
For example, one card has a
picture of a couple on the
front and the inside shows the
same couple with a baby.
In this way the card warns
"don't let this happen to you,"
said center coordinator Bob
Hughes.
Rosie Small of the center
planned the valentines program called "Love Carefully,"

as a means of educating students about birth control.
Along with the valentine
card and prophylactic, students will receive a fact sheet
that dispels myths about birth
control and pregnancy. Small
said some people still don't
realize they can get pregnant
"the first time."
Small said at first she wasn't
sure how people would react
to the center passing out prophylactics, but so far most
people she has talked with
think it's a good idea.
The center bought about
100 p r o p h y l a c t i c s from
Mount Baker Planned Parenthood. Students who do not
want the prophylactic with
their valentine may receive a
heart-shaped sucker instead.
The valentines will be given
out during the week of Feb.
7-14.

Tuesday, February 7,1984

2 Western Front

Libertarian calls for return to free enterprise
_

By Seth Preston
Libertarian vice presidential candidate
Jim Lewis Friday called for a "totally free
voluntary society" without government
interference.
Before a sparse crowd in Lecture Hall 4,
Lewis criticized almost every aspect of the
American political system, from its interventionist foreign policy to its
handling of
the "victimless crimes" of illegal drugs and
prostitution.
"What we've got is basically socialism,
with the government as the big problem
solver," Lewis said. "Well, what problems
have they solved?"
Establishment of a free market system is
the core of Libertarianism, Lewis said. Capitalism would be more effective
if restrictive laws on business and industry were
abolished, practically eliminating overbearing labor unions, he added.
Lewis, on his first trip to the Northwest,
charged that President Ronald Reagan's
economic advisors were acting as 'voodoo
economists" by claiming 1983 was a
banner economic year. About 10 million
people still are unemployed, he pointed
out.
Historical references to robber barons
have "brain laundered" Americans into
thinking the free market system is corrupt,
he said.
"It's a perfectly sound system," Lewis
insisted. "The nature of man is such that it
keeps it from being a perfect system" since
some capitalists use government regulations to restrain free trade.
A free market would lead to high
employment. It would decrease welfare

, ....

,

,

,

au^M^^^^^^^^^^ijLjijiu..-.-...-.^.

costs and reduce the $200 billion federal
deficit, he said.
Government money manipulation also
hurts the economy, Lewis told the crowd
of about 35 people. He tossed a silver dollar
on the stage and said, "That's real money."
Inflation is caused by continual printing
of paper money with nothing to back it up,
he said.
"If you and I did it we'd be locked up for
counterfeiting," Lewis said, then added
that America should return to currency
backed by gold and silver.
All government subsidies would be eliminated, including those for education
and
student aid. A private education system
would be set up, "the quicker the better,"
Lewis said.
The Libertarian foreign policy centers
on withdrawing from alliances such as
NATO, with foreign-based troops returning
home after the economy is straightened
out. Defensive emphasis would switch to a
"high frontier" (lasers and satellites) policy,
Lewis said.
"Some people say that it's isolationist...
bury your head in the sand and let the big
red menace' conquerthe whole world," he
said. "But the Soviet Union can't control
Afghanistan and or its satellite (nations).
How can they conquer the others?"
Decreases in military spending would
further balance the budget, Lewis noted.
Lewis said his party's philosophy on
social issues—ranging from drugs to prostitution to civil liberties—is
"live and let
live."
He said Libertarians favor legalizing
drugs and prostitution to "eliminate the
Mafia and bring it all above board."
The justice system and the Internal

Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson is "an antiSemite that has
been bought by
the Arabs," a leading member of
the Zionist Organization American charged last week.
John Rothman, president 'of
the organization's San Francisco
c h a p t e r , r i p p e d Jackson for
accepting campaign gifts from
the Arab League in a Thursday
night speech at the Wilson
Library Presentation Room.
The speech was sponsored by
Western's Israeli Club.
"Jackson has received two
$100,000 gifts from the Arab
League," Rothman said. "I don't
think anyone should be allowed
to run for president that has
received foreign campaign
contributions."
Rothman, a former foreign policy advisor to Richard Nixon and
former Idaho senator Frank
Church, said people are afraid to
offend Jackson and Jewish politicians are afraid to speak out
against him.
"Jackson said the Jews make
too much of the Holocaust,"
Rothman said. "I saw him on 60
Minutes say that Jews control the
press. And I'll never forget when
Jackson embraced (PLO leader
Yasser) Arafat... and I mean
embrace."

When asked if Jackson could be
a vice presidential candidate,
Rothman said it's possible. He
added that 50 percent of the vice
presidents since World War II
have become president.
Rothman also was critical of
the Reagan administration for the
way it has handled the situation in
Lebanon. He called the America
peace-keeping force "a big
mistake."
"We shouldn't be a neutral
peace-keeping force if we are taking sides," Rothman said, citing
"America's moral commitment
to Israel's survival."
He said every country that
refuses to acknowledge Israel's
right to exist is in conflict with the
United States.
Although he criticized Reagan's Middle East policy, Rothman agreed Reagan's
is the bestrun administration since
President Eisenhower.
"I am not a supporter of Reagan
but he is a competent president
and he deserves the credit that is
due," he said.

Lewis predicted the Libertarian system
would take only six years to implement
after people saw it would work and voted
his party into office.

112 Exposure*

CBE majors eligible
for class registration
By Brian Lind
For the first time in two years,
declared business and economic
majors will be eligible for
advance pre-registration Feb. 13
and 14.
Before regular pre-registration
begins Feb. 15 students will
reserve seats in classes for spring
quarter during sign-up in the
Parks Hall student lounge on the
Plaza level.
Dennis Murphy, dean of the
College of Business and Economics, said he expects about 1,200 to
1,400 declared majors to advance
pre-register.
Advanced pre-registration will
ensure declared majors seats in
the CBE classes, Murphy said. It
also will indicate how many seats
are available for other students
during pre-registration.
Non-declared majors previously had to wait for the add/drop period to
register for CBE

124 Exposures

$31

50

2.79
4.59
6.86

|36 Exposures
)ne coupon per customer
Cash Value 1 /20 P600

^
1
o

AskforLINDSEY
733-5111

O

I
I

KEGS
Beer
Cups
Available

to go Special

$29.22

Red
in stock

(plus tax)

e to v \
With C o u p o n » — / n i nExpires
2-17-84

\*_

BEECH HOUSE PUB A
113 E. Magnolia

733-3331

(.-..'U

"Advanced pre-registration is a
substantial addition to the staffs
work load, but it will help the CBE
students and reduce the dropadd pressure," Murphy said.
Murphy added that advance
pre-registration only concerns
the CBE classes and does not
preclude students' responsibilit\to p a r t i c i p a t e in r e g u l a r
pre-registration.
CBE classes still will fill up
quickly, so the add/drop lines
will not disappear, but they
should shorten, Murphy said.
Theresa Gresley, secretary for
CBE said a similar procedure was
in effect two years ago, but
declared majors were not having
a problem getting their classes so
it was phased out.

to that someone
special in the

WESTERN FRONT only $4.00

^
George
Killian's

classes because the department
"didn't know how many majors
would want to sign up for a particular class Murphy said.

Send
a
Valentines
Message

SPECIAL

•
I

.„__-dllllit

Lewis cited a Congressional report
issued by a House Ways and Means subcommittee as listing the "gestapo
tactics"
of the IRS, such as dragging a pregnant

Rothman praised the efforts of
former Egyptian President Anwar
Sadat who was assassinated in
1981 after signing the Camp
David peace treaty with Israel. He
called the treaty a bold step, but
refers to present relations
between the two countries as a
"cold peace."
Many Israelis wonder if they
signed a treaty with Egypt or just
Sadat, Rothman said.
But he added that a cold peace
is better than war and said that
now Israel is at peace on all
borders.

733-5111

..

woman through a car window.
"It's a government agency out of control,
no different from the gestapo...above the
law," Lewis said.

Rothman said 23 wars are
ongoing in the Middle East, but
he devoted much of his lecture to
Israel's tension with Arab states,
and particularly the PLO.
PLO is a fractured organization
and is no longer an effective
fighting force, Rothman said.
"I have visited a lot of college
campuses in America recently
and I am rarely confronted by
PLO students because they are
divided among themselves," he
added.

PHOTOHNISHING
HHHBIHHHIH

'

Revenue Service also drew fire from Lewis,
who said the courts are a carry-over from
the British system run by "black-robed
charlatans."

^OTORFILM
DEVELOP
& PRINT

NEDS
HAIR DESIGN

Paul Mitchell Perm
Cut and Style

. . .."".

"That's real money," Libertarian vice presidential candidate tells a
Western audience as he holds up a silver coin.

Zionist criticizes Jackson
By Dan McDonald

„i i

I

o
o
c

TJ
O
3

•^
I
|

l_
I
I

Return to Business office of The Western Front
College Hall #11
checks required in advance

Turn in by Feb 9 @ 12 noon

I
I
I
—J

>

Western Front 3

Tuesday, February 7,1984

Vouchers explored for tot care WashPIRG seeking
approval for funding
By Pat Bulmer

Rather than setting up an
Associated Students infant and
.toddler day-care facility, the AS
infant-care committee now is
considering subsidizing students
who send children to off-campus
day-care centers.
After s e v e r a l c o m m i t t e e
members commented about the
high costs of establishing an AS
infant day-care program Thursday, Donna Langston, AS
Women's Center coordinator,
suggested a voucher system be
arranged with off-campus facilities for students needing a daycare program.
Bellingham Day Care has no
openings now, Langston said, but
would consider expanding if a
voucher program was established.

Other committee members
agreed a voucher program could
be more economical than establishing an on-campus facility.
Jim Schuster, AS adviser, noted
that finding space on campus for
an expanded day-care program
would be difficult and renovating
an off-campus facility would be
costly.
Larry MacMillan, coordinator
of the current AS day-care program for 2- to 5-year-olds, said
previous AS Boards of Directors
also considered infant and
toddler care, but backed off
because of costs and because
they "felt it was beyond the abilities of the AS."
AS President Dana Grant said a
voucher system would allow the
Associated Students to pay only
for those students who actually
use the program.

"That seems to make more
sense to me," he said.
In a phone interview, Bellingham Day Care Center Executive Director Carla
Johnson confirmed the centerwould consider
expanding if a voucher system is
established, though she said a
site for an expanded facility has
not been selected.

She said, however, she thought
the Associated Students should
establish a program on campus
because many students require
day-care services for fewer hours
than they must accept at Bellingham Day Care and because
an AS facility would be closer to
campus and thus
more
convenient. Johnson is scheduled to meet
with the committee at 9 a.m.
tomorrow.

By Deanna Shaw
The WashPIRG steering committee unveiled a plan for winning approval from
the Board of
Trustees at a Thursday meeting.
A preliminary information blitz
aimed at students, faculty and
the community will culminate in
a massive petition drive in midFebruary. A goal of 52-54 percent
of the student population's signatures is set.
E n d o r s e m e n t s from o t h e r
campus groups and support
from individual state legislators
and the community also is being
sought by Washington Public
Interest Research Group in the
drive to establish a chapter at
Western.
"The campaign is aimed at the
Board of Trustees because they
have the power to approve our

chapter," Sue Nicholls, campus
coordinator tor the group, said.
Two past attempts to establish
a WashPIRG chapter at Western
failed when the board denied
approval because of the mandatory student fees charged by the
group.
The optional fee, which
Nichols said would be S2.50 per
term, pays for a full-time stafi
member on campus, a "substantial educational program" and
research and advocacy activities.
The group will try to establish a
broad support base before making their presentation before the
board in April. The board will vote
on WashPIRG funding in May.
Nicholls said campus interest
and support is growing significantly, with about 200 students
signed up to help with some
phase of the campaign.

Recycle Week underway
By Tracy Sheeter
Western President G. Robert
Ross has designated Feb. 6
through 10 as Western's first Recycle Week.
The week was planned to
introduce a university recycle
statement and policy requesting
all faculty, staff, administration
and students to recycle solid
waste materials, said Cari Ahlquist
Associated Students Recycle
Center coordinator.
The policy states the university
"must leam to conserve its own
resources" because of increased
energy costs.
Throughout the week the center will educate people about the
importance of recycling by setting u p table tents and posters,

distributing stickers and pamphlets explaining the policy and
showing movies and slide shows
in the Viking Union, Ahlquist said
Later in the month, the Recycle
Center will give presentations in
the residence halls and to anyone
interested in recycling.
AS adviser Jim Schuster said
throughout the year the center
will target different groups of the
university population. For example, one month the target will be
on-campus residences, the next
month off-campus students, and
so on until the center reaches
everyone explaining the importance of recycling.
Blue and white storage containers now are in the dorms and
more containers are being purchased and may be placed in

LUNCHEON BUFFET
12 Noon thru 2:00 pm
Includes: Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese,
Breaded Fish Steaks, Spaghetti and
Sourdough Bread. Reg. $1.95

RESTAURANT

93

PLUS
JUST
TAX
MON-FRI ONLY!

KULSHAN

DESSERT BAR
ONLY 50
in the Bellingham Mall

1130 Cornwall Bellingham, Washington 98225
(2 0 6) 7 3 3 - 6 4 4 0

$2

Must ask for special when ordering!

Fast, Free
Delivery
671-8282
404 E. Magnolia

The Student Affairs Division is
hosting a reception for departing
Vice President for Student Affairs
Tom Quinlan 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Viking Union
Lounge.
• The Western Front is the official
newspaper of Western
Washington
University. The newsroom is in College
Hall 9 and the business office in College Hall 7. The Front is composed at
the printing plant in the Commissary
and printed by the Lynden Tribune.
Phone numbers:
676-3160 (newsroom), 676-3161 (advertising). Published Tuesdays and
Fridays. Please
recycle.

The "Inside Hawaii" reference guide
for new residents, visitors. Includes
the best sources of info, about the
Aloha state, and commentary on
what to expect if yoirmove to "Paradise." Free illustrated 17x23 wall map
w/ order. $4.50 + $1.00 (p/h). Hawaii
Research Publications, 4614 Kilauea
Ave.. Suite 11600. Honolulu, HI 96816.

PRECISION
HAIRCUT
$

595
Everyday
Low Price

COME IN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

BELUNGHAM MALL

Two dollars
OFF!
$2.00 off any 16" pteza with 2 toppings
or more. Offer good Tuesday only.
No coupon necessary . . . Just Ask!
No coupons accepted with Tuesday offer.

Quinlari reception

1984 HAWAII HANDBOOK

.CYCLES-

Terrific
Tuesday!

administration buildings, near
instructor's offices and around
Red Square, Ahlquist said.
The money the center makes
from recycling will go to the
Associated Students to fund an
expansion of the Recycle Center,
if needed, or other AS expenses.
The center is at 519 21st St. and
is open from dawn until dusk.

671-0505
O P F M Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9-7 pm, Thurs 9-9 pm
v / r t m Saturday 8:30-6 • Sunday 12-5 pm

00

2
5 00

off Blower Cut
off Perms from 29.95

Coupon Expires Feb 26th, 1984

Not good with any other offer

I
I
I
I
I
J

4 Western Front

FRONTLINE

Opinion

Trustees reveal
more pub queries

Tuesday, February 7, 1984

"fir©
^

If Kevin Lohman w a s surprised by the lukewarm reception
his pub proposal got from the Board of Trustees last Thursday, h e
shouldn't be.
Lohman, the Associated Students vice president for activities, expressed
disappointment that the Trustees didn't
approve the concept of a drinking facility o n campus.
Instead, the board instructed Lohman to gather more data
about the pub. Specifically, they w a n t e d to know w h o w o u l d
operate it, h o w m u c h m o n e y the facility w o u l d generate and
w h o w o u l d be legally responsible should a pub-related
mishap occur.
Lohman n o w is faced with the unenviable task of assembling a committee to
further research his proposal.
But in asking for additional information about a pub at
Western, the trustees have done more than add another
layer of red tape to this already complicated issue.
As the body ultimately responsible for the university> the
trustees have a right — i n d e e d a duty — to understand the
implications of their actions.
As Lohman continues his crusade to bring a p u o to Western, h e w o u l d
d o well to view Thursday's meeting as a
hopeful sign rather than a setback
After all, the trustees did appear o p e n to Lohman's idea.
The next step is to put the o n u s for a decision on the trustees
by serving u p a specific proposal.

Forum confusing
T h e two-day forum last w e e k examining Western's future
w a s d e s i g n e d to give the public a c h a n c e to c o m m e n t o n
p l a n s that will affect t h e university t h r o u g h t h e year 2000.
But t h e two days of p r e s e n t a t i o n s w e r e so cluttered w i t
h
b u r e a u c r a t i c jargon a n d fragmented topics, m a n y of those in
t h e a u d i e n c e m a y have left m o r e confused than enlightened
a b o u t Western's future.
The forum w a s p u t on by Western's Planning Council, a n d
featured speakers from t h e Council for Post-secondary Education a n d the
o m i n o u s - s o u n d i n g "Temporary Committee
o n Educational Policies, Structure, a n d Management.''
Discussion j u m p e d from o n e abstruse subject to another,
a n d although Bill Chance, director of t h e aforementioned
committee, occasionally sparked interests w i t h h i s suggestions, debate
usually w a s unfocused or entirely lacking.
One w o m a n speaking o n the forum's s e c o n d day took
advantage of t h e c i r c u m s t a n c e s to l a u n c h h e r p e r s o
n a l
prognostication that t h e "planet itself is in danger'' of annihilation
— a pathetic example of just h o w far t h e forum
transgressed.
One of t h e few t h i n g s t h e forum did m a k e clear is t h e n e e d
for g o v e r n m e n t p l a n n e r s to s p e a k in plain English.
Otherwise, public participation is virtually impossible.

Tasteless gesture
Anyone w h o believes Valentine's Day is a celebration of
r o m a n t i c love can't h e l p b u t b e t u r n e d off by t h e
Associated
Students Sex Information Center.
While m o s t of America e x c h a n g e s gifts of flowers a n d
candy, t h e sex info people have s o m e t h i n g else in m i n d —
prophylactics.
T h e c o n d o m s , a b o u t 100 of them, will b e distributed at t h e
c e n t e r starting today. I n c l u d e d in t h e holiday package will b
e
valentines touting t h e merits of birth control.
While the intent of this public service is obvious, t h e timing
is a little suspect.
So far as w e know, t h e threat of u n w a n t e d p r e g n a c y h a s
n o t b e e n s h o w n to increase during Valentine's Day.
Even if a direct correlation did exist, t h e center, it seems,
could u s e subtler tactics to m a k e its point.
T h e threat of u n w a n t e d p r e g n a n c y is real, b u t that
doesn't
excuse the tasteless d e b a s e m e n t of a day that s u p p o s e d l y
s t a n d s for m o r e t h a n carnal fullfillment.

Students not to be faulted
for today's lack of idealism
A lot of people who received
college degrees a decade or more
like to point out how students
today are "too practical"—how
we're not particularly interested
in learning, and. how all we're
really concerned about is finding
jobs.
Serious students in all academic fields have reason to resent such talk,
because it suggests
that those who attend college
today lack the academic integrity
of their predecessors of the '60s
and early '70s.
It's true, as many critics point
out, that more students than ever
are studying business administration, computer science and
accounting, while departments
of philosophy, literature and
classical studies struggle to convince lawmakers that they still
meet criteria of usefulness and
relevancy.
And it's also true that when
students are polled on what they
want most out of college, getting a
good job ranks well ahead of
"broadening one's perspectives,"
or "achieving a well-rounded
education."
But whose fault is that? If students are steered away from the
non-technical arts because they
don't think they can find a job
without a technical skill, are they
to be chastised for their unenlightened self-interest? If a degree
in the social sciences is said to
lead to a place in the unemployment line, are students unidealistic when
they opt to change
majors?
Such dire post-graduation
prospects weren't nearly so
widespread 12 to 15 years ago,
when liberal arts majors, particularly in the social sciences, had
more opportunities for jobs.
That leads one to suspect that
it is not students who have lost all
remnants of idealism, but those
who hire them. Sadly, lawmakers,

state bureaucrats, and many university administrators also have
contributed to this trend.
Take, for example, the business
administration degree. At Western, it ranks high on the list of
practical majors, and lawmakers
in Olympia constantly are
emphasizing the need for state
schools to turn out people who
can make an immediate contribution to the economy. Students
have flocked to the major in such

numbers in recent years that College of Business and Economics
officials have ample reason to
request their program be
expanded.
Demand has overrun supply,
and as a result, a lot of students
can't get into the business
courses they want. It's questionable, however, whether all those
students struggling to get irk
really belong there.
Bob Thirsk, associate director
of Western's p l a n n i n g a n d
placement center, suggested that
the university itself is in part to
blame for the overflowing
demand for business courses.
The university, Thirsk says, has a
responsibility to impress upon
incoming students that "a college
education is not just a ticket to
get a job."
Thirsk says business departments should be more selective
in whom they accept, not only in
terms of background and grade
point, but also in terms of academic interest. Too many students are
majoring in business

whose talents and interests are
more suited for another discipline, Thirsk believes.
And it's not just in the interests
of turning out well-rounded students that Thirsk stresses the
need not to overemphasize the
business program. He predicts
the demand for people with business degrees may soon begin to
decline.
In the early 70s the number of
students enrolled in Western's
education d e p a r t m e n t grew
rapidly when word of a "teacher
shortage" got around. But for
many students, during the four
years between when they entered
Western and when they left it, the
teacher shortage had become a
job shortage. The boom had bust.
The prospects for business
majors and others intent on
receiving a specialized education
may also shift in the years ahead.
A broad-based background in the
arts and social sciences may, in
five or 10 or 15 years, be the decisive element for career progress
in all sorts of fields.
Demands for a specific type of
training are usually transient,
and so are the terms of the lawmakers who help make sure universities are
meeting that
demand. While state committees
and state legislators ask that
Western start turning out more
graduates with highly technical
skills, administrators here must
be careful not to invest too heavily
in a short-term future.
If Western students are to diffuse themselves more equally
among the various disciplines,
they need reassurement from
university leaders that less technical fields of study indeed will
prove beneficial to career
pursuits.
Unfortunately, the attitudes
and actions of Western's current
administration bear little hint
that such r e a s s u r a n c e is
forthcoming.

Western FrontEditor
Pat Bulmer
Managing Editor
Jeff Kramer
News Editor
Margaret Carlson
Opinion Editor
Mitch Evlch

Features Editor
Nevonne Harris
Sports Editor
Steve Rupp

Copy Editors
Laurie L. Ogle
John Song
Tim Mahoney

Arts Editor
Shelley McKedy
Head Copy Editor
Jeffrey Andrews

Photo Editor
Kris Franich
Assistant Photo Editor
Elisa Claassen

Production Manager
Angela Dean
Production Assistant
Karen Jenkins
Staff Artists
John Lavin
Robin Henley

Business Manager
Mary Lamery
Advertising Manager
Stacy Schill
Adviser
R. E. "Ted" Stannard Jr.

Editorials reflect the majority opinion of the Western Front editorial
board: the editor, managing editor,
news editor, opinion editor and
head copy editor. Signed commentaries and cartoons are the opinions
of the authors. Guest commentaries are welcomed.

Western Front 5

Tuesday, February 7,1984

LETTERS
Liberal arts
needs balance
Western Front:
I am an economics/accounting
major. I actually enjoyed my GUR
courses. They provided a break
from a straight track to a degree. I
wager that 97 out of 100 Western
graduates will eventually appreciate taking GUR courses, and the
other three are just playing head
games with themselves. No student straight out of high school is
ready to go full steam into any
applied program. The GURs provide a buffer before putting both
feet in one of those programs.
GURs have their place, but to
claim that everyone should be a
liberal arts major is to claim
ignorance of facts applying to
why people go to college today.
Many people out in the "real
world" are actually working in a
business environment,—and
appreciate both the liberal arts
classes and applied major classes
they took in college. This is the
person who is truly wellrounded.
I propose that major-area-ofstudy classes not be allowed to
qualify for GUR credit. This would.
force an even broader-based
graduate than is now exiting from
our great university. Liberal arts
majors should be required to take
a few practical courses to
broaden their educations, poor
souls. Applied major graduates
would scream bloody murder
because they would have to take a
few practical courses that might

pollute their minds. Might make
them work a little more at a new
subject, too.
It's been said that science
graduates know more about history than history graduates know
about science. Liberal arts majors
need a balanced education, too!
As long as there are GURs to take,
applied major graduates will
have a better-balanced education
than liberal arts majors.
Norman Bruland

Reagan wrong in
Latin America
Western Front:,
"You Germans had the right
idea, killing the Jews to help stop
the spread of communism... All I
want from the U.S.A. is napalm, as
i t may be necessary to destroy up
to 50 percent of El Salvador's
population in order to totally and
finally purify the country of the
plague of communism."
These incredibly psychotic
remarks were made by Col.
Roberto D'Abbuisson, supposedly the "elected'' President
of El Salavadors Constituent Asssembly, to a group of European
journalists on April 21, 1982, as
reported by the Washington Post.
The infamous "White Hand"
death squad was of D'Abbuisson's
design and he even had been
demoted by his own superiors
because his methods were even
too brutal for them to stomach.
Yet amazingly, these words
must have tugged at Ronald Reagon's heartstrings. Two months
later, with full knowledge of
D'Abbuisson's comments, Reagan fabricated certification for
the second time that human
rights were on the upswing in El
Salvador and that therefore, an

additional $68 million in U.S. military "aid" was warranted.
Over 65,000 El Salvadoran citizens have been killed in El Salvador since
1980, the vast majority
unarmed and brutally murdered
by government forces. Nine Americans have been killed by the
government during this time as
well.
. „, ,
, „
m
The right-wing death squads
have killed only 5 to 7 percent of
this -figure, and these are
government-sanctioned. Thus,
the majority of citizens have been
killed by the Salvadoran army,
National Guard, and National
Police. A month ago, while finally
admitting the horrible nature of
the death squads, Reagan continued with the myth that the
death squads are out of the control of the Salvadoran government and
instructed the CIA to
launch- an "investigation" to
reveal the names of the death
squad leaders to government
leaders. This makes as much
sense as revealing to Reagan the
names of Pentagon generals!
While Reagan and Co. sponsor
the oppression and murder of
countless citizens in El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Honduras, they
lyingly try to portray these countries as "democracies" being
threatened by "communism." If
desiring freedom and justice
where both have been denied for
decades is communist, then
James Watt must have been an
environmentalist! If, however,
Reagan wants to prevent revolutionary sentiments from playing
into the hands of Cuba or the
Soviets, he's certainly increasing
this possibility by directly
increasing the very reasons
behind revolutionary sentiments,
oppression, poverty and murder!
The recent gunning down of

the U.S. Marine at the Nicaraguan
Honduran border was hardly an
unprovoked, isolated incident.
The U.S. has sponsored military
attack on Nicaragua for the past
year. With official U.S. "policy"
including the destruction of
Nicaragua's only oil refinery in
September and then Exxon's refusal to continue to ship oil there,
with a U.S. backed Honduran
attack on five Nicaraguan fishing
boats in early December (two
fishermen were killed),and U.S.
naval ships cruising both coastlines since late July, coupled
with rumors of a U.S. invasion to
occur in early January, it is little
wonder that a U.S. gunship near
or over the border would be
attacked.
After gaining freedom from
Somoza's corrupt, bloody rule,
Nicaraguans are not going to succumb to Reagan's wishes for
another U.S. corporate puppet to
be installed. After refusing to
establish friendly relations in
trade or economic assistance and
blatantly trying to destroy the
country by economic and military means, it is little wonder
that Nicaragua should turn to the
Soviet Union for economic and
military assistances.
The Kissinger Commission's
report on Central America
recommends more business-asusual for the region, endorsing increased police
state-ism to
the tune of $8 billion in U.S. tax
dollars over afiveyear period. U.S.
policy in Central America has a
long history of reactionary brutality and overall non-solutions
without ever addressing the real
problems. The people of the United States and Central America
deserve better, much better!
John Neighbor

Rep defends
education bill
Western Front:

Thank you for your article and
editorial on House Bill 1344, the
so called "teacher competency
bill." I also thank you for the
comments you elicited.
This is the precise reason for
my introduction of the bill. There
were many ideas floating around
concerning the issue of exellence
in education. (In fact, I signed on
as co-sponsor for several of these
bills.) I hoped to focus attention
on one aspect of the total picture:
teacher competency. The bill acts
as a lightning rod to attract comments and discussion.
Just as one should never buy a
car before one sees it, one should
never vote on a bill until the
committee discussion and rewrite have taken place. Just such a
process is now taking place. In
fact a number of bills affecting
teacher education have been
combined into HB 1344 in the
House Education Committee.
As commonly occurs, the present wording of HB 1344 bears little resemblance
to the original
bill I sponsored. In fact, it may
well undergo - further major
changes in the Senate.
The process is working. By
throwing out an idea to provoke
discussion, we've brought out the
best of ideas. I am confident that
the final product will be one all
can support.
Thank you again for stimulating input into the process.
Patrick McMullen
State Representative

KENOYER S ART GALLERY
Valentine's Day Special Sale
20% off Black Hills gold to W.W.U. Students
Gift items, music boxes, decorations
135 E. Holly

Share Because You Care
Give a Valentine from Your Heart



« t « i i j i i f i i i i m i i n n n i i l H H l l

STUDENTS FOR Mondale
Announces its
First Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 7
3:00 p.m.
VA461

£>

For appointments, call 676-3400
or drop by anytime.

ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!

Sponsored by Student Health Service
-wm-m-mnmw-mmmAJLM

,^7ii7ii7n«ii»n»ii»ii«ii»ii»ii»ii»H»ii»ii»ii»ii»ii»ii«N»ii»ii«ii«n»ii«ii«i'»ii»ii»ii«ii»ii»n»ii«ii»ii«ii»ii«ii«ii«ii»ii»ii«ii«ii»iif

•

BIG BAND SWING DANCE
WITH KEN COLVIN & THE SUGAR BLUES SWING BAND

^

&

f

Budget Bridal

203 W. Holly St.
Open Mon.-Sat. 10 to 5

Two doors left of the
famous Belle Bridal

I
•

Dance to the sweet & swinging music of Glen Miller,
Benny Goodman, Bill Halley & the Comets, & more
Featuring some of the finest Swing & Jazz musicians in the N.W.
2 NIGHTS ONLY - SAT. FEB. 18 & 25, 9-1
AT THE FOREST GROVE BALLROOM.
Excellent Buffet Dinner & Drinks (Cover - $6«° - Buffet - $io<">)

• For information ph. 332-8658

(4 mln. west of I-5 on B.B.-Lyn Rd.) > ( ! •

mim\mnmmmmmmmmm\\mm\\mm\\mmm\mmmmtmmmnmmmmnm»mmttm9mimumtmmimmmnmmM

Wedding Gowns
One of a kind
Designer Gowns
Regular to $600.00
Now $50.00 to $200.00
Bridesmaids . . . All below $50.00
Cash only, no alterations,
no exchanges, no refunds

Insights

6 Western Front

Tuesday, February 7, 1984

Critchfield weathers
many climate queries
By Ron Judd
Given a moments notice, Howard Critchfield can tell you the
high temperature in Selah, Wash,
on May 16, 1957.
And he'd be more than happy
to do so—which is a good thing—
because no one else can orwill.
Critchfield, 61, a Western geography professor, is the official
climatologist for the state of
Washington. His office—a rather
unobtrusive second-story room
in Arntzen Hall—is lined with
large, gray filing cabinets containing state climatic records dating
back to the early 1950s.
Those records comprise the
carefully recorded weather conditions of 180 locations throughout the
state. Volunteers whose
professions may run a gamut
from farmer to musician to "just
plain people," compile high and
low temperatures, wind speeds
and precipitation and send their
information to the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville,
N.C., Critchfield said.
The data center then returns
copies of the reports to Western,
where Critchfield dutifully files
them away, in case someone one
day might ask to see them.
And people do ask—all the
time. That's why Critchfield is so
busy. Most of his time as climatologist is spent answering queries about
weather for thousands

of people who, for whatever reason, have more than a casual
interest in weather in a certain
place at a certain time.
The majority of the requests,
are related to damage claims.
Critchfield receives more calls
from insurance agents than do
the agents' mothers.
The agents usually want to
know if roads were slick or winds
were strong enough in a certain
area to do the amount of damage
claimed by a customer, he said.
"Sometimes they tell me, sometimes they don't. But I don't give
anybody the third-degree as to
what they want," he said.
PerhapsCritchfield possesses
this attitude because, prior to
1976, he was on the "asking"
rather than the "receiving" side of
the fence. He has used such
weather information most of his
life.
Critchfield, leaning back in his
chair and placing his hands
behind a near-bald head, recalled
a life-long preoccupation with
climatology.
He first became interested in
the field as an undergraduate at
the University of Washington,
where he later earned three
degrees in geography.
He served in the Air Force
Weather Service throughout
World War II at a weather station
"way out—at the end of

nowhere—60 miles north of
Nome, Alaska," he recalled, chuckling. Critchfield joined Western's
geography department in
1951 and began teaching geography and climatology courses,
using climatic information for
classes and research.
That research came to an
abrupt halt in 1973, when the federal government ended its practice of
paying state climatologist's
salaries.
Many states saw funding of the
programs as being in their best
interests. Washington did not. As
a result, this- state's weather
records were stored in cardboard
boxes at the National Weather
Service office in Seattle.
They stayed there until Critchfield came after them in 1976.
After three years without any
state climate services, he became
frustrated.
"I made a trip to Asheville," he
said, smiling through blackrimmed bifocals. "I said, 'I can't
get data. What's going on?' I
didn't know all of the politics and
economics of the problem."
"I told him I wanted records to
be sent to and stored somewhere
in the state where I could get my
finger on them.
"He said, 'Hmmm, we can do
that. What else would you like?'
"I said, 'well, it would be nice to
• See CRITCHFIELD, page 7

Howard Critchfield, Washington state's official climatologist, has
been at Western since 1951.

P E A C E Special Work
C O R P S For S P e c i a l P e °P , e

We pay cash
for classics

Yucatan.
1

JpT
I ^ / return.
Leisure Travel & Cruise
Meridian Plaza • 733-9001

tuuuuuu

NEW AND USEDB00KS

12 2 2 N.STMf -73H-II95
BOW l * c t y \ N « . 5.F. -CRIMC • HOMflNCf • RCFCHtNCt' • RARE

WWU Associated

Students

JOB OPENINGS
For the '84-'85 Academic Year:
Personnel Manager
Program Commission Director
Public Information
Office Coordinator
KUGS Program Director
Outdoor Program Coordinator
Recycle Center Coordinator

$600/qtr.
$600/qtr.
$500/qtr,
$500+/qtr.
$500/qtr.
$500/qtr.

For Spring Quarter '84 and the '84-'85
Academic Year:
Business Manager

Starting immediately for the
remainder of the ,83-,84 Academic
Year:
Public Information Office
Production Manager
Faculty/Course Evaluation
Coordinator
Program Commission Office
. Coordinator/Asst.

Peace Corps volunteers are
people pretty much like you. People with commitment and skills who
have assessed their lives and decided
they want to be of service to others
in a troubled world.
The problems our volunteers
deal with overseas aren't new. Such
as the cycle of poverty that traps one
generation after another because
they're too busy holding on to get
ahead. The debilitating effects of
malnutrition, disease, and inadequate shelter. Education and skills
that are lacking, and the means to
get them too.
Your college training qualifies
you to handle more of these problems than you might think. Such as
teaching nutrition and health practices; designing and building bridges
and irrigation systems; working on
reforestation and fisheries pro-

grams; introducing better agricultural techniques; advising small
businesses and establishing cooperatives; or teaching math and science
at the secondary level.
The number of jobs to do is
nearly as great as the number of volunteers who have served since 1961:
Nearly 90,000. More volunteers are
being chosen now for two-year
assignments beginning in the next
3-12 months in Africa, Asia, Latin
America, and the Pacific.
Our campus recruiter will be
pleased to discuss the opportunities with you.

The Toughest
Job You'll
Ever Love

$400/qtr.
$400/qtr.
$400/qtr.

$600/qtr.

For applications or more information, contact the A.S. Personnel
Office, V.U. 226 (676-3460). Application deadline is Friday, February 17.
The A.S. is an Affirmative Action/EOE employer.

Contact:
John Rhinehart
Campus Recruiter
Old Main 280
Career Planning & Placement
676-3017

•

Western Front 7

Tuesday, February 7,1984

Quinlan leaves, Taylor substitutes
Western counselor rises
fleetingly to student post
By Mitch Evich
rticulate. Capable. Widely
respected. All are qualities
of a rising administrator.
The latest addition to Western's inner circle, however, is
quick to dispel talk she is seeking
career ascension. This, her first
top-level administrative post,
only is temporary, and Saundra
Taylor is not sure she wants to
continue the climb.
Last Wednesday, when Tom
Quinlan officially stepped down
as vice president for student
affairs, Taylor stepped in. She will
serve until a permanent replacement takes over sometime this
summer.
She is not among those who
have applied for the post, one of
the most influential jobs at
Western.
As one of the three positions
directly under University President G. Robert Ross, the vice president for
student affairs oversees
almost all student-related offices,
such as housing and dining,
financial aid and the counseling
center, and officially represents
students in the university decision making process.
Smooth mannered and seemingly more youthful than her 42
years, Taylor calls her temporary
stint as university power broker
"the best of both worlds."
"I get a glimpse of how it is,
while avoiding the long-term
responsibility," she said.

A

Besides, she added, "one of the
neat things is that because I'm
not a candidate, I have a lot more
freedom in my job. I don't have to
go around 'politicking.'"
Reluctant as she may be, her
administrative attributes have

caught the eye of many a colleague. She either has worked in
or directed Western's counseling
center since 1968, and strong
endorsements from other administrators who work in studentrelated services
helped persuade
Ross to appoint her to the vice
presidency slot.
Quinlan, who also advised Ross
on the selection, described Taylor
as someone with "experience...proven leadership...the capability to serve a
lot of interests."
As Taylor is aware, many are
anxious to see more women and
minorities move into top-level
management positions. She is
quick to cite that need.
"There is myth around here
that if you're black and you're a
woman, you're going to have easy
access to an administrative job,"
Taylor said.
"I say it's a myth because the
data simply do not support it. We
have fewer positions proportionatley than black men or white
women."
Taylor said, however, that
being a black woman generally
has been an asset to her career
and describes Western as "quite
supportive" of minorities. But,
she added, "I have regretted that
Western hasn't gone further" in
recruiting them.
At Western, Taylor said, few
people have treated her differently from others because she is a
blackwoman. She says that might
be because she has spent her
entire professional career here,
and colleagues have been able to
judge her on performance alone.
"It's different when I go off
campus," she said. "When I meet
people from other universities,
they think, My God, she must be

Quinlan breaking ground
in 'flat and humid' South
| By Jeff Kramer
j % A f hen Tom Quinlan leaves
E m » * # Western next week after
E W W five years as vice
: president for student affairs, he
E will leave behind:
E —"The most satisfying of my
= experiences in higher education.
E —"A s t u d e n t affairs staff
: perceived as the finest in the
E Northwest."
E In exchange, he will take a job
•j in a state he calls "flat and
j humid" located in a part of the
j country he doesn't particularly
E care for.
\
"I don't like the south," said
I Quinlan, who is scheduled to
: start work at the University of
I North Florida at Jacksonville
: March 1.
:
"But that doesn't make any
: difference. There's a whole part of

the country I know very little
about."
•'
He plans to drive" the 3,500
miles to Florida with his wife,
Sharon, visiting friends and relatives along the way.
Their three children, the
youngest of whom is 20, will
remain in the area.
Breaking new g r o u n d is
nothing new for the 48-year-old
vice-president. He has worked as
an administrator and teacher in
Kenya, southern California and
Michigan. He came to Western
with the intention of moving on
after five years, and he confesses
that the time to settle down "just
hasn't come yet."
"The reason I've enjoyed being
involved in higher ed is you can
kind of take your tools on your
back and go where you want," he
said.

Superwoman to be in that position,' or they think, the only reason she's in
that job is because
she is black and a woman.'" .
Taylor, who graduated in 1959
from a Louisville, Ky. high school
class that included Muhammad
Ali, didn't plan to get into management work. She studied psychology
throughout her undergraduate and graduate career,
completing her doctorate work at
Ohio University in 1969.
She came to Western to work
with students who need help
adjusting to college life. But in
1971, she began a four-year stint
as director of the counseling center, an experience she found gratifying
enough to warrant a
second, separate term in that
position beginning in 1979.

Now she is struggling to make
the shift from head of a department with relatively narrow concerns, to a
job in which decisions
she helps make will affect the
entire university.
With extensive training in psychology, Taylor describes her
strongest asset as her ability to
interact with and understand
people. She employs what she
calls an "expanding management
style," in which she places a premium on solving problems
through group involvement and
compromise.
She concedes that such a style,
highly effective in the confines of
the counseling center, must be
modified when working at a level
of decision-making of greater
magnitude.

Sometimes, a good adminis- =
trator has to be decisive—the I
buck stops with you. You just E
can't go out and get everyone's E
opinion on something," she said. \

Not everthing about Taylor's \
new job excites her. She speaks E
with little enthusiasm about the \
frequent meetings that require \
her attendance. But she views the :
job as a stimulating challenge. E
And if six months from now she E
feels she adequately met that \
challenge—and was happy doing E
it—she might seek another top-E
level job at a different university \
before too long. Right now, said I
Taylor, mother of two and wife ofE
Western psychology professorE
Chris Taylor, "it's not clear that {
that is the way I want to move." E

Tom Quinlan, who officially resigned as vice president for student affairs
last Wednesday, will be
Photo by Janice Keller
replaced by Saundra Taylor.
"We have to respond to the
observations about what he is
Legislature, but if we respond too
Quinlan will take those tools to leaving behind.
the newest institution in the
Without strong leadership enthusiastically, we may lose the
Florida university system.from the president and the Board diversity of our
programs."
Quinlan also had advice for
The University of North Florida of Trustees, Western could lose
is only 13 years old and boasts a its diversified curriculum, he students
caught in the rush for
technology, computer science
student body about half that of said.
Western's.
He praised outgoing Vice and other vocational disciplines.
'.'College is a unique opportunPresident for Academic Affairs
But the atmosphere is one of James Talbot for defending a ity to stretch,
experiment, move
e x p a n s i o n , Q u i n l a n s a i d . balanced program and hinted
into areas that are unfamiliar.
Previously an upper-division and that his departure could signal a They
(students today) don't take
graduate school, the University c h a n g e in philosophies at advantage of
this... they think it's a
waste of time.
recently started accepting Western.
"I'm worried we are producing
"The loss of Vice President
undergraduates.
Talbot is more significant than a cadre of technocrats," he conAs vice
president for university people may realize," Quinlan tinued. "Education is
becoming
an increasingly passive experelations, Quinlan will work both said.
rience for other students. I don't
in the public relations sphere and
Talbot announced his resigna- see students expressing a great
with the Florida Legislature. UNF
President Curt McCray, a profes- tion in December, effective July 1. deal
of intellectual curiosity."
But Quinlan said the declining
Quinlan said Western adminissional acquaintance of Quinlan's,
trators must resist pressure from popularity of liberal arts fields
offered him the job.
a legislature that might be will reverse "when graduates
inclined to do what's politically realize that without the ability to
Perhaps because he is about to
popular and overlook the long think they are dead-ended both
begin a new chapter in his life,
professionally and personally."
term needs of the university.
Quinlan has a number of

[

E
j
E
E
E
j
E
E
i
E
§
E
E
E
E
E
\
E
E
E
\
E
E
E
§
E
E

Critchfield uses weather records for myriad purposes
• CRITCHFIELD, from page 6
have the old historical records,
too.'
"He said, Okay, fine.'
"So I asked him, How much is
all that going to cost?'
"He said, It won't cost you anything, but it will be on the condition that
you make the data available to the public'
"In other words, I was like a fly
walking right into a spider's web
they were just looking for a state
climatologist."
Later that year a deal was
struck between Western Presi-

dent Paul Olscamp, the National
Weather Service and the North
Carolina data center. Critchfield
became state climatologist.
The state, however, did not
recognize the fact until 1978.
"You can see it over there," he
said, pointing to a large framed
document on his office walls.
"Signed by Dixy Lee Ray. Got a
gold seal on it. When it came, it
came in a plain manila envelope,
and I looked through the envelope, and there was no money,"
he laughed. "Just a piece of
parchment paper."
Money is a continual problem

for the climatology program. The
office exists today only because
Western allocates the needed
space and allows Critchfield "onefourth time release" to climatology work.
He is supposed to have
one-fourth of his time free to work
at his weather records.
But Critchfield, now the "old
man" of Western's geography
department and author of a
widely used climatology textbook, in essence works two fulltime jobs.
Since most of his 20 plus hours
per week climatology work is
done on a volunteer basis, he said

he fears the program may fade or
die after he retires, which would
be a shame, he said.
Official, documented accounts
of state weather serve a myriad of
purposes. It may be one of those
things that no one misses until it
is gone, he added.

died down...they said, 'Let Critchfield do it."
But Critchfield-can't do it
forever. Someday, he speculated,
either the minimal funding provided by Western will dry up, or
Critchfield will.'
"It is true that if you can catch a
sucker and get him to volunteer.

"I'm struggling with that problem right now," he said. "There
was the possibility of matching
funds from the federal government. When there was a smell of
money in the air, there were a lot
of people in the state who were
interested. But when that odor

you can keep going for a while.
But the question is, since I probably won't be here forever, what
then? . . . Someone will replace
me, perhaps."
Not unless another Critchfield
comes along.

fV

i

—Sports
Vikings lick Wildcat rivals !
8

Tuesday, February 7,1984

Western Front

Bailey bucket beats 'Cats
By Dan Ramsay
It was the biggest victory in two
years for Western's m e n s basketball team and it was the same
Central Washington University
Wildcats who were the victims
last time.
The Vikings last defeated the
Wildcats 60-59 on Jan. 22, 1982
and had lost the last five meetings
between the two teams prior to
Friday's game.

Western, down by 13 points at
57-44 with 11:19 to go in the game,
rallied to defeat Central in Carver
Gym 67-66, earning its fourth
straight win.
Viking forward Todd Bailey's
20-foot baseline jumper with five
seconds left in the contest sealed
the victory and ignited a nearcapacity crowd of about 2,800
into a wild and screaming frenzy/
A hoarse head coach Bill West-

John DeFranco does his imitation ofKareem Adbul-Jabbar's "skyhook" against
a Central defender Friday night. DeFranco finished
the game with 19 points.

phal called the game the biggest
win in his two years at the
Viking helm.
"I told the guys before the game
I wanted to play. I knew it was
going to be an exciting game," he
said. "It was the most exciting
game I've watched in a long, long
time."
Two key baskets by forward
David Strathy brought Western
within two at 64-62 with 2:47 to
go. An offensive foul by Central's
Ken Bunton on the next play led
to a Bailey jumper that tied the
game at 64 with 1:51 remaining.
The Vikings didn't stop there,
as another Central turnover was
scooped up by guard Greg Lambrecht, who was fouled seconds
later. His free-throw gave Western
a 65-64 lead with 31 seconds left.
"It was exactly how I wished it
would be—us winning by one
point," Lambrecht said. He was
Viking forward Bob Peters is pictured driving for two of Western's
especially pleased to beat Cenpoints in their 67-66 victory over arch-rival
Central Washington
tral, where he spent part of last
University Friday night. Western gained sole possession of the final
season sitting on the bench.
playoff spot in District 1 with the victory.
"They were mouthing off at me
worked to a tee," DeFranco said. assists and six steals. Forward
at the free-throw line, saying 'this
"They (Central's defense) col- Bob Peters scored 15 points and
is what you've been waiting for—
lapsed
and left Bailey wide open. pulled down seven rebounds,
let's see it,' and when that shot
and Strathy added eight secondI knew he'd hit that shot."
fell, it was great," he added.
half points in a sixth-man role.
Central forward Jon Jordan put
Central had five seconds to get
"It was nice to come back on
the Wildcats back in the lead with
off a shot but the defensive presthem. They kind of took us lightly
a pair of free-throws with 12
sure of Western's Joe Gandy and
for awhile, but it was the crowd
seconds left.
DeFranco forced Reese Radliff to
that made those shots for us—
Western then called timeout to
fire a 40-footer that clunked harm- man, they were terrific," a smiling
set up the winning play.
lessly off the rim.
Strathy said.
"I just made it up during the
The Vikings close a six-game
timeout and they executed it,"
homestand tonight against the
"Give Western all the credit," a
Westphal explained of the final
Seattle Pacific University Falcons.
professionally polite Wildcat
play.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Carver
Guard John DeFranco took the head coach Dean Nicholson said.
Gym.
inbounds pass and attempted to "We had the opportunities and
Western raised its National
penetrate the key when the missed a few easy layins. We
Association of Intercollegiate
defense collapsed and left Bailey knew they would play well and
Athletics District 1 record to 6-5,
alone in the corner.
they did."
12-7 overall. The Vikings now have
Bailey paced the Viking attack
"That's my s p o t / ' Bailey
sole possession of fourth place
boasted after the game. "I felt it all with 22 points, hitting nine of 14
and the top four teams qualify for
shots. DeFranco, who was a thorn
the way."
the playoffs. Central dropped to
"Westy (Westphal) kept his head in the Wildcats' side all evening,
7-2, 11-8 overall.
and designed the play and it finished with 19 points, eight

Women whomp Wildcats
By Steve Rupp
It took a little longer than normal, but Western's women's basketball team
racked up its 19th
win of the season against a firedup Central Washington University squad
Friday night in Carver
Gym.
The game, which Western won
86-66, marked the return of guard
Cheryl Boxx to the starting
lineup, replacing freshman Kris
Keltner.
Western head coach Lynda
Goodrich said she re-inserted
Boxx because she played well
recently and wanted the Vikings to
push the ball up the floor faster
than they had been.
"She's (Boxx) been playing
well," Goodrich said. "We wanted
to get the ball running more."
Western's other starting guard,
Lori deKubber, s c o r e d n i n e
points, leaving her with 216 for
the season and only four shy
the 1,000 point plateau for her
career. It's probable that
deKubber will do that against
Seattle Pacific tonight in Seattle.
Another Viking who made her
mark in Western's record book
was center Anne Cooper. When
she rejected a pair of Julie Fees
shots with 7:37 to play in the game
she tied the school record of 53
set by Keri Worley during the
1975-76 campaign.
"I guess I'm a co-record holder
now," Cooper said with a smile.

ting a field goal for almost all of
"I'll break it (the record) in the
next couple games."
the game's final eight minutes.
Obviously Goodrich was
pleased with Cooper's play
"We were confident we could
against Central, which also wear them down," Goodrich said.
included 14 points and nine
"It just took a little longer to do
rebounds.
it."
"She likes to block shots,"
While Goodrich didn't feel any
Goodrich said. "As long as she
single aspect of the game was a
doesn't foul, it's okay with me."
turning point, Frederick felt one
Cooper's efforts on defense
came early in the second half.
helped Western pull ahead in the
"When we got five team fouls
second half of what until then
on us and none on them, that
had been a close game.
was the difference," he said."
When Fees scored with 8:13 left
Frederick got good play from
in the game, the fired-up Wildcats
guards Katie Stuhr and Toni Larhad pulled within one. While it
imer, who both scored 10 points
appeared Central was able to ratand grabbed eight rebounds
tle Western, Wildcat head coach
between them.
Gary Frederick didn't think so.
For Western, three players hit
"I don't think anything really double figures. Forward Teresa
rattles them (Western)," he said.
Willard scored 15 points and had
Calmly, behind the scoring of
12 rebounds, both game highs.
Shelly Bruns and Cooper, the VikDart and Cooper both scored
ings were up by six points almost
14 and grabbed seven and nine
two minutes later.
rebounds, respectively.
In that stretch, Cooper blocked
The next home game for the
her record-tying shots and Bruns
women is 7:30 Friday night in
scored four of her nine points as
Carver Gym against St. Martin's
Western went aheacf 66-60.
College.
Following a Central timeout,
Lynda Dart picked up where
Scoring
Bruns left off and with Cooper's
Western: Willard 15, Cooper 14,
help, put Western ahead by 11
Dart 14, Bruns 9, deKubber 9,
with 4:03 left.
Hamilton 8, Keltner 8, Miller 4,
One reason the Vikings were
P a n c e r z e w s k i 3, Boxx 2,
able to pull ahead late in the
Armstrong.
game was defense. They were
Central: Stuhr 10, Larimer 10,
Carlson 9, Boyer 7, Corliss 6, Wilable to live up to their nationally
son 6, Byrd 5, Wing 4, Fees 3, Benranked defensive status (9th) as
nett 2.
they kept the Wildcats from get-

Western forward Teresa Willard scores an easy bucket while
teammate Anne Cooper and the Central team look on. Willard led
all scorers with 15 points as the Vikings improved their record to
19-2 with an 86-66 pasting of the Wildcats.

Western Front 9

Tuesday, February 7, 1984

Commentary

Aerobicise: a new phobia
By Michele Higgins

It wasn't just the players who came crashing to the ice Saturday
night. Western goaltender Barry Schriefels found himself trapped
under a fallen net.

Icemen seize first

By Pat Bulmer

A 4-0 win over Trinity-Western
College Saturday night has propelled Western's hockey team
into first place of the Pacific Collegiate Hockey League.
But the Vikings will be hardpressed to stay on top as they
must complete their season with
six road games, including two
next weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The win Saturday at the Bakerview Ice Arena upped Western's
record to 7-1-2. Second-place
University of British Columbia
was 7-3 going into the weekend
while Kamloops' Cariboo College
is in third place.
Saturday's shutout, played in
front of about 200 people, was the
third win in a row for the Vikings.
Goaltender Barry Schriefels
stopped 27 shots to earn the
shutout.
Viking Coach John Utendale
praised the defensive play of his
team. The defense stopped Trinity rushes at Western's blue line,
he said, and the forwards stayed
on top of the opposing wingers
throughout the game.
Utendale said Western entered
the game hoping to capitalize on
loose pucks and slow down the
fast-skating Spartans.
He also noted that Western
stayed out of the penalty box,

despite the rough nature of the
contest.
Western picked up six minor
penalties and a misconduct,
while Trinity was penalized for
four minors and one five-minute
caU.
Western rendered Trinity's
powerplay useless, but capitalized oh its own powerplay
opportunities.
Schreifels said he had been
dreaming about shutting out
Trinity for four years.
Trinity put on "spurts" of pressure, he said, but did not keep up
a constant attack.
Western went on top with less
than 90 seconds into the game as
defenseman Paul Hough skated
around the Trinity defense and
slid the puck into the net for the
only first-period goal.
Dave Higgins scored on the
powerplay less than one minute
into the second frame to give
Western a 2-0 lead.
Two more powerplay goals late
in the third period during Trinity's major penalty capped off
Western's scoring.
Forwards Al Perry and Todd Thachuk notched those goals.
Western has completed the
home portion of its schedule. The
Vikings now must face Cariboo,
University of British Columbia
and the hapless Douglas College
Royals twice apiece on the road.
- II

You 51 love

approval.
I was thrilled with the idea of a
do-it-yourself-at-home aerobics
class where I didn't have to watch
anyone's derriere. I put on my
shorts and t-shirt (they didn't
match) and got ready to do my
workout. The only problem was I
didn't know what to do.
Jackie (if you buy her album
you can be on a first-name basis)
just counted a lot and said "keep
it up, ladies" and "let's thin those
thighs!" to music that wasn't even
by original artists.

My phobia began with the
advent of "Aerobicise" on cable
television. It's not that I'm
against exercise, I just never
thought anything as sexy (sexist?)
as that would catch on, at least for
females. But it did.
Everywhere I turned, after
"Aerobicise" made its debut, I
was reminded of what I fondly
came to call "disco aerobics." The
"20-Minute Workout" popped up
on syndicated television and no
one, unless they didn't have a set,
was excluded from exposure to
the titillating exercises.
A mass of health clubs began
advertising their aerobics programs' with scantily-clad, smiling
exercisers. I still didn't understand why people, OK, females,
would want to watch a bunch of
beautiful women with perfect
figures bend over in front of a
camera.
Then came the fashion show. It
all started when Olivia NewtonJohn got "physical" in her headbands,
matching legwarmers and
leotard, which coordinated with
her tights. Every department
store I know of quickly developed
an "active wear" section filled
with every stre-e-e-tchable fabric
garment imaginable.
With aerobics in full swing, it
was time for the celebrityendorsed record albums. One
day during Christmas break, I
decided to go against my best
judgment and buy an album. I
had a tough time choosing
between Jane Fonda's name and
Mickey Mouse's voice.
I ended up with Jackie Sorenson. "Who," you may ask, "is
she?" She introduced aerobics to
the astronauts, which was good
enough for me. Her subdued outfit and music that wasn't too
" d i s c o " also received my

But I chose to watch. Talk
about an inferiority complex.
First of all, almost everyone in the
class looked like they should gain
weight, not lose it. They probably
were there to "tone it up." Tone
WHAT up? They looked like an
Elaine Powers advertisement—
everything matched or coordinated and everyone was smiling!
Boy, would I have looked stupid
in my gray Western shorts and
green and gold Willamette t-shirt.
The guys were the most amusing in the class. I still can't decide
if they were all in the back row
because they were embarassed
that they couldn't do the
stretches and bends, or because
they didn't get enough of "it"
from watching the "20-Minute
Workout."
I know my dislike for this
cardio-vascular craze puts me in
the minority, but I think I'll stick
to intramural basketball once a
week wearing my hot pink
Hawaiian shirt, gray shorts and
high top sneakers.

Squires named women's rowing coach
By Michele Higgins

eight shell, w h i c h finished
second at the Western Sprints in
Los Gatos, Calif, in 1978.

Brien Squires, a Western graduate, has been named the new
women's crew coach for the 1984
spring season. The announcement was made by Lynda Goodrich, Western's
women's athletic
director.

Planning to use techniques he'
learned from Western coach Fil
Leanderson, combined with his
own ideas and those of his assistant Ed Maxwell, Squires is looking forward
to a good season.
"The girls have been working
hard. They re getting in shape. I

Squires is a veteran of the Viking's men's crew. He rowed for
two years with the lightweight-

75j? WHOLESALE T-Shirts
733-1592

like VIP s at
Lean, Trim & Delicious. No gristle.
No surprises. No Sir! It's America's
Roast Beef,
Yes Sir!

No hype. No hustle.
Every roast beef sandwich
at Arby's is served with
TLC (Tender Loving Care).

America's roast beef, Yes sir!

0

Myjf
""^

117 North
Samish Way

The instruction booklet that
came with the record had a lot of
pictures with arrows that didn't
make sense. A warning should
have been on the cover that said
hieroglyphics training was
necessary. Needless to say, the
record was tossed into my circular file permanently.
My friends (all avid discoaerobicisers), however, made me
feel guilty for adopting such a
negative attitude about aerobics,
so I decided to attend one of the
classes at Western.
Before I actually participated in
a class, I thought I would watch
once to get the hang of it. That
was a mistake. If I'd just plunged
right in I might have enjoyed it
and happily be aerobicizing this
very minute.

think we're going to have a strong
season," Squires said.
The first regatta is planned for
Mar. 31 in Burnaby, B.C.
Squires came to Western to
replace Ron Okura who couldn't
return to the coaching position
this season. After four years as the
Viking women's coach, Okura
couldn't commit himself to the
job this season because of the
time involved.

University Note Taking Service
734-3253
• Back Notes Available

• Low Prices • Fast Service

• Free Delivery

THE WWU INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL POLLS
6 ft. A

C-League

A-League

B-League

Elders
1.
Happy Feet
2.
Western Family 3.
4.
5.

F-Troop
Scallywags
High Altitudes
Football's Best
Ave. White Team

1.
2.
3.:
4.
5.

Lost in Space
Los Bovachos
Team w/o Hats
Awhoa II
Pony Express

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Doomers
1.
Undecides
2.
Third Time Lucky 3.
Hoopsters
4.
Waltons
5.

6 ft. B
Amalginated It
Nane Menehumes
Throat Woddler
Toys-R-Us Kids
Hoops Are Us

Women's A
Slam Jams
Amazing Grace
Star Crushers
Women's B
Rags to Riches
Basket Cases

SPRING JOBS
in Student Publications
Western Front Editor
est. $400-600/qtr (variable)

Klipsun Magazine Editor
$430/qtr.

Applications due Friday, March 2
Interviews on Wednesday, March 7
at 5 p.m., CH 131

Applications due Friday, Feb. 24
Interviews on Wednesday, Feb. 29
at 5 p.m., CH 131

Send letter, resume and supporting
material to:
Secretary
Student Publications Council
c/o Communication Dept. CH 105
All applicants interviewed.

Contact adviser for details and advice.

-Arts/Entertainment
Wine bottles and tuba
10

Western Front

Opera hits
high notes

The Winds tune up tonight
By Joe McAuliffe
A gamut of instruments from a wine bottle and an automobile brake drum to
the
more generic trumpets, trombones and
tubas will entertain students in the Wind
Ensemble concert tonight.
Affiliate faculty member J.C. Leuba,
former horn soloist for the Chicago Symphony, will be the first to play the
piece
"Permutations in Three Soundscapes"
written by Alaskan composer Curtiss
Blake.
Blake wrote the piece especially for
Leuba, a horn teacher in Western's music
department.
The first half of the program also will
include music by Jolivet and Persichetti:
The Rnsemble will play the French composer Jolivet's "Fanfares Britanicus."
Thisnumber is five fanfares; each an ode to a
mythological character.
The selection of this particular piece is
demonstrative of the versatility of the
ensemble structure. In this piece only 16
brass and five percussion pieces are used
but of 47 wind, brass and percussion
instruments.
"The major advantage of wind ensemble
is its flexibility," Wayne Gorder, conductor
arid professor in the music department
said. "Since it's smaller than a concert
band, we may use as few as 13 or 14 players
in one piece, whereas concert bands need
music for the whole band."
He added, "When we use all the players
of the group it's the same instrumental as
that of a concert band, although smaller."
Persichetti's is a contemporary composition of six short movements
entitled,
"Divertimiento for Band."
Gorder acknowledges Persichetti as
"one of the most important composers for
band of the last 30 years."
This number, since it is written specifically for concert bands, is
illustrative of
ensembles' capability to play band music
as well. "When we use all the players of the
group, it's the same instrumental of a concert band, only smaller," he
said.
The second half of the program includes
works from the American composers Hovhaness and Chobanian. .
"Symphony No. 4 Opus 165" by Hovhaness is a three movement symphony that
requires almost all the ensemble, excluding saxophones, but with extra
horns.

February 7, 1984

Photo by Janice Keller
Westerns Wind Ensemble's french horn section practicing for tonight's
concert.
The piece by Chobanian, "The Id," is fortunate position to select the best
playdescribed by Gorder as "rough reflections ers," Gorder said.
"You have to audition...and you do play
of the personality." He added, "Chobanian
some pretty challenging music," said
is not quite avant-garde, but is contemporary," a fact witnessed by the
Jack of formal
senior saxophone player Larry Price. "It
divisions in the piece. But Gorder said the
(the ensemble) exposes me to a lot of differlanguage used in the
composition sugent playing experiences." gests three movements: "Frenetic,"
Aside from the four performances held
"Anguish" and "Delirium."
each year on campus, the group travels to
British Columbia, Portland and throughThe ensemble itself is a select group
of out the state giving eight to 10 concerts.
Showtime is 8 p.m.
students chosen by auditions. "We're in a

By John Powers
Western's theatre and music departments tackled a major undertaking last
weekend with their presentation of the
world premiere opera "Svengali," and,
with few exceptions, achieved a highly
respectable level of success.
The plot centers on the hypnotic power
an aged sadistic music teacher, Svengali
iBrian Box) has over the beautiful Trilby
O'Farrel (Julie Hanson).
While the singing, for the most part, was
competent, and at times brilliant, the voices often failed to fill the
seemingly cavernous Performing Arts Center. Soprano
Hanson as Trilby O'Farrel, bass Box and
baritone Eric Morgan, were able to project
a big enough sound for the hall, but other
voices in the troupe, most notably that of
tenor Andrew Paterson in the key role ot
Willy, were simply lost at times in the
three-quarters full auditorium.
The Western Symphony played beautifully and tightly throughout, but their
positioning in the auditorium—directly
between the audience and the stage,
rather than in the more traditional "pit
area"—was often obtrusive to the singers.
The singers were frequently overpowered
during the first two acts. The production
also deserved more than just two microphones placed on high poles in front
of the
orchestra, rather than in front of the stage,
where they would have been better able to
pick up the vocals.
But these are minor complaints,
because once the singers warmed up their
vocal cords, the production took on a lively
feel.
Music Director Bruce Pullan and Stage
Director Dennis Catrell struck a nice balance between vivacious plot
development
and impressive musical exposition. The
dialogue was fluid and it seemed the players would rather "converse"
through singing than talking. This melding of music
and drama made for highly entertaining
theater.
As the story unfolds, Trilby leaves her
fiance, Willy, after being hypnotized by
Svengali. The music instructor intends to
make her the singing sensation of Europe.
Willy is left a desolate and broken man and
the singing during this segment by both
• See OPERA, page 11

WESTERN FRONT BUSINESS OFFICE STAFF
Mary Lamery • Business Manager; Stacy Schill • Advertising Manager
Gonzalo Alvarez, Frank Bjornson, Thomas Hoovener, Steve Larson
Kris Skewis, Becky Webley, Shannon Wilcox • Ad Sales Reps
Carla Kotzerke • Graphics Manager; Cheryl Myers, Karen Willecke •
Graphics.
Paul Marks • Bookkeeper; Philip Senese • Distribution
College Hall #11
Kamian Dowd, Greta Evans • Secretaries
Ph. 676-3161

Classifieds

Rates: 700 per line (27 characters) first insertion; 654;
per line each additional insertion. Deadline: Thursday
noon for Tuesday's paper and Tuesday noon for Friday's paper. Western Front
office, College Hall Room
7. phone: 676-3161. C h e c k s o n l y , i n a d v a n c e
SERVICES
Typing done YWCA $1/pg.
Call anytime 734-4820, M.
Woodruff.
TYPING BY A PRO! Call
I Jackie @ 676-8483.
College typing since 1971.
You name it, I do it. IBM.
Rush jobs extra. Laina —
733-3805.
STUDY ABROAD NEXT
i YEAR FOR WWU CREDIT IN
LONDON, AVIGNON OR
KOLN. Deadline for fall
iquarter is June 1. Don't be
left out — fall programs fill
i quickly. Contact: Foreign
Study Office, Old Main 400,
ext. 3298.

For Rent
Typewriter rentals. Bellingham Business Machines
734-3630.

WANTED
SPI boxed games: "The Terrible Swift Sword" - Battle of
Gettysburg; and "Bloody
April" - Battle of Shiloh.
Linn, 734-8984, Rm. 612.
FOR SALE
Is it true you can buy jeeps
J for $44 through the U.S.
Government? Get the facts
i today! Call (312) 742-1142
Ext. 6796.

WESTERN

WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
PLEASE POST
Deadline for announcements in this space is noon Monday for the Tuesday
issue of Western Front and noon Thursday for the Friday edition.
Announcements should be limited to SO words, typewritten or legibly
printed, and sent through campus mail or brought in person to the
Publication* Office, Commls$ary 10b. Do not address announcements directly
to the Western Front. Phoned announcements will not be
accepted. All announcements should be signed by the originator.
MATH PROFICIENCY TEST will be given at 4 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 15 & 16,
in LH4. Students must pre-register at the
Testing Center, OM120, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 -4 p.m. Feb. 6-14. Testing
Center is closed from noon to 1 p.m. Picture
ID (driver's license, etc.) is required at time of registration.
APPOINTMENTS FOR SPRING QTR. ADVANCE REGISTRATION will be mailed to
students in early February. If you have
moved recently, make certain the Registrar's Office has your current local
address so that you will receive your
appointment. Advance registration will be held from Feb. 16 to Mar. 2.
Consult with your faculty adviser about your
schedule, then go to the OM Registration Center no earlier than your
appointment.
ELEMENTARY ED BASIC SKILL MATH COMPETENCY TEST will be held from 4-5 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 8, & Thurs., Feb. 9, in
LH4.
FOREIGN STUDY: Application deadline for the 1984-85 China Program and
International Student Exchange Program is
Tues., Feb. 21. Spring deadline for Mexico is Thurs., Mar. 1. Contact the
Foreign Study Off ice,' OM400, X/3298, for more
information.
SPRING QTR. IN GREECE PROGRAM application deadline is Wed., Feb. 15.
Applications are also being taken for summer
3-week yacht cruise and tour in Greece. Inquire at the Foreign Study
Office, OM400. 676-3298.
MONGOLIAN SUMMER PROGRAM deadline is March 1. Interested students may
obtain information and application
forms from the Mongolia Program, Center for East Asian Studies, HU217.
PEER ADVISERS for 1984-85 academic year are now being hired by the Academic
Advising Center. Applicants must be
available for 5 hours a week paid training {his spring. Qualifications
include at least 3 quarters at WWU, 2.5 gpa, full-time
student status and interest in working with people. Applications are
available in OM275 and are due by Mon., Feb. 13.
IDENTITY & CULTURE FORUM continues from 3:30 to5 p.m. Mon., Feb. 13, in
VU408. Topic this quarter is "Looking at Sex
Roles Across Cultures." Contact the Office of Student Life, 676-3843, for
more information.
WOMYNS SPACE is sponsoring a potluck at 6:30 p.m. today (Feb. 7) in FC Dorm
#10, second floor. Everyone welcome.
SLIDE PROGRAM ON GREECE WITH EMPHASIS ON ART: Dr. Tom Schlotterback will
show slides from his quarter in
Greece with the Western in Greece program at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 9, in
AT202. All are welcome; especially invited are
people who plan to go to Greece with the spring or summer program.
STRATA office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. in VU216. Interested
persons are welcome to stop by for coffee.
WINTER QTR. COUNSELING GROUPS: For information on specific groups or to
sign up, contact the Counseling Center,
MH262, 676-3164.

Career Planning & Placement Center Recruiting Schedule
There are too many homeless, unwanted dogs & cats
(3,295 destroyed @ animal
shelter in '83). You can help
— neuter or spay your pet]
BEFORE they breed. For
low-cost spay-neuter info,
733-3805.

Seniors must have their files established in the Placement Center prior to
sign-up for interviews.
Mobil OH, Wed.. Feb. 8. Accounting majors. Sign up in OM280.
Burroughs Adv. System*, Mon., Feb. 13. Computer science majors. Sign up in
OM280.
Boeing, Tues., Feb. 14. Computer science majors. Sign up in OM280.
U.S. Air Force, Wed., Feb. 15. All majors. Sign up in OM280.
U.S. Marine Corps, Wed.-Fri., Feb. ,15-17. All majors. Sign up in OM280.
Lever Brothers, Thurs., Feb. 16. Business, other majors. Sign up in OM280.
4 Winds'Westward Ho Camps, Tues., Feb. 21. Summer only. Sign up in OM280.
Businessmen's Assurance Co. of America, Wed., Feb. 22. Sign up in OM280
beginning Feb. 8.
Frederick & Nelson, Wed., Feb. 22. Sign up in OM28G beginning Feb. 8.
NOAA Corps, Thurs., Feb. 23. Science majors. Sign up in OM280 beginning
Feb. 9.
Pacific NW Bell, Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 23-24. Computer science, accounting,
finance majors. Sign up in OM280 beginning Feb.. 9.

Western Front

Tuesday, February 7,1984

11

Review

Nelson's outlaw-bound tunes still work
By Ron Judd
For two short hours Friday
night, the city of Seattle began to
look a lot like Austin, Texas.
When Willie Nelson, songwriter, balladeer, movie star,
millionaire and legendary outlawed king of country music
stepped on stage, a chain reaction swept the coliseum.
Forget about the Washington
Wave—this one was for real; a
bona-fide surge of electricity that
would make the folks at Puget
Power drool.
Nelson, clad in faded Levi's, a
black t-shirt and New Balance
running shoes, plugged in his
aging guitar, adjusted the red
bandana restraining his long red
hair and stepped to the mike.
With the first line of "Whiskey
River," a four-story-high Texas
flag dropped from behind the
stage. Willie had the sellout
crowd wrapped around his guitar string.

He kept it there for more than
two hours.
It's not that Nelson, 51, has
come up with something new.
His show has remained relatively
unchanged for years.
As in the past, he followed
"Whiskey River" with "Stay All
Night," "Crazy," "Funny How
Time Slips Away" and "Night
Life," all songs upon which Nelson launched his career as a
Nashville songwriter in the '50s.
The rapid-paced show then
became a bit more upbeat as Nelson launched into a stream of
songs from his 1975 "Red-Headed
Stranger" album, which has
become one of the best-selling
c o u n t r y recordings of this
century.
The heart of the show includes
Nelson's classic performances of
"Will the Circle be Unbroken,"
"Me and Bobby Mcgee" and
"Mommas Don't Let Your Babies
Grow Up to Be Cowboys."

The highlight on Friday, however, as in years past, was "Bloody
Mary Morning." Nelson's eightminute guitar solo in the middle
of this song must be seen to be
appreciated, and it's never the
.same twice.
The only new additions to the
show come near the end, when
Nelson traditionally throws in a
hit single from his latest album.
Friday night it was "Without a
Song," his latest release on
Columbia Records, already on its
way to the top of the charts.
The show has changed little
over the years, but neither has the
devotion of the countless Nelson
fans attracted by his unorthodox
appearance, moving, well-written
songs and magnetic personality.
Nelson maintained a sense of
closeness and personal contact
with his audience throughout the
show. He paused periodically to
swap hats with fans; sailing his
Frisbee-style to someone who

managed a similar toss onto the
stage.
His music was mixed with
quick winks and smiles to anxious front-row photographers
and a stoop to accept flowers
from a little blonde girl whose
eyes quadrupled in size as she
was boosted up to stage level by a
security guard.
Perhaps it is his appeal to a
wide range of the populace that
has boosted Nelson to the fore of
the music industry.
Attending the concert were
middle-aged men in three-piece
suits, teenagers, stately-looking
older men and women, Levi-clad
college students, grandmas,
grandpas, cowboys and indians.
None seemed to have anything
in common except an admiration
for a man with long red hair (not
braided this time) and a scruffy
gray beard who sings with an
unusual, reedy-sounding voice.
Nelson seems to have the

opera succeeds
• OPERA, from page 10
Paterson and Morgan (as Willy's pal, Taffy)
was plaintively evocative.
Svengali, after transforming Trilby into
the prima donna he had promised, takes
her on a tour through the famous music
halls of Paris, Berlin and Milan. Trilby wins
the audience in each city just as Hanson,
won the audience on Saturdaynight. After
the Italian aria whicn ended the peformance at the Milan "stop," the crowd
burst
into an enthusiastic ovation. Hanson has a
powerful voice, with great clarity and
range.
As time passes, Willy becomes a
respected painter, but now he paints geometrical watercolors rather than
nude
portraits, as he had done of his beloved
Trilby.
While exhibiting his work in London,

Willy runs into his old friend Taffy. Willy's
cynicism surfaces.
"You're the talk of the town," Taffy sings.
"Yes, I'm surrounded by beautiful titled
women who know all about watercolors,"
Willy responds sadly.
Taffy then cajoles Willy into joining him
at a concert at Covent Garden. The new
soprano sensation of Europe, Madame
Svengali is performing. Unknown to both,
the sensation is Trilby.
Meanwhile, in rehearsal for the show,
the cruel Svengali is berating Trilby, who
complains of exhaustion. When Trilby
doesn't rehearse to Svengali's satisfaction,
he becomes enraged and slaps her, at
which time his mute assistant Gecko stabs
him in the shoulder, making him unable to
conduct that evening. In order to exert his
control, Svengali takes a box in front of the

fbachman Inn
%<
MOTEL
**
• Showtime • Cable Plus
60 units • Continental breakfast
Sauna & Jacuzzi • Triple-A rated
• Several fine restaurants/lounges
within two blocks
• Telephone & color TV
• Airline transportation,
American Express
"120 Samish Way • Bellingham, WA 98225
Call toll free: 1-800-732-1225

s

stage.
At the theater, Willy cries out Trilby's
name upons seeing her, and Svengali's
hypnosis and Trilby's singing voice vanish
temporarily. Svengali staggers onto the
stage and is about to hit Trilby, when
Gecko rushes out and shoots him to death,
times.
Trilby faints, and after waking up backstage in Willy's arms, sees a
picture of
Svengali. Willy smashes the picture, and
Trilby sings one last phrase before she
dies.
The audience responded enthusiastically, clapping loudly for an extended
curtain call, which included Catrell and Pullan, along with composer
Granville Walker
and librettist Jeremy Siddle who collaborated on the opera in England with
a
Western premiere specifically in mind.

LITTLE MS. THRIFTY
TWO SHOES
1/2 P R I C E S A L E G O I N G O N N O W . B R I N G
C L O T H E S D O W N FOR A T R A D E , C A S H ,
C R E D I T , OR C O N S I G N M E N T . C H E C K
O U T O U R $1.00 S A L E .
Winter is just about over!
We are taking Spring and Summer fashions now.

Bring 4 or more people
for a.Hot T u b and you
w i l l pay $3 per p e r s o n
f o r o n e hour.

The Pilot Program for the Core
Curriculum
is interviewing
students
for the new course offerings listed
below:

Students must have at least 120 credit hours
and be free to take the seminars on Tuesday &
Thursday, 3-5 pm. GUR credit is available.
Contact the Core Office (420A Old Main)
for more information and an appointment
with the director, (X3375, 9 am -1 pm daily).

recently named triple-platinum.
Critics have praised his dramtic
efforts in recent movies such as
"Honeysuckle Rose," "The Electric Horseman," and "Barbarosa."
He performs as many as 250
concerts each year, making as
much as $500,000 per show.
It hasn't always been that way.
His career never.really took off
until the early 70s, when he left
Nashville after 20 years as an only
moderately-successful songwriter. He left the sequined,
clean-cut country/western image
to become a country music "outlaw" in his native state of Texas.
He let his hair and beard grow
out, and defied critics who
repeatedly told him he would
never make it as a singer.
The move -by Nelson had an
impact on country music that is
still felt. The results of his success
has encouraged creativity rather
than conformity in country
music.
Nelson's image has changed
again for the '80s. He has cleaned
up his lifestyle, begun an excercise program and made his music
more palatable to the general
public.
His recent "Stardust" and
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
albums were departures from his
earlier style, and "Always on my
Mind" in 1982 was a number-one
smash on the country and pop
charts.
His new style brought new
fans, resulting in the strange mix
at his concert.
But despite the fame and
wealth, Nelson continues to perform for common people. He
plays long and smooth and
seems to enjoy the,show as much
as the crowd.
If that's so, Nelson enjoyed
himself immensely on Friday
night. Willie left a bit of Texas in
Seattle, if only for a short time.
Enroute home, many people
who passed by that big cactus
with the restaurant on top
seemed pleased.
By the time they passed that
big armadillo where the Sonics
play, they knew they had seen
something special.

Special Prices for
WWU Students

The PILOT PROGRAM for the
CORE CURRICULUM

497a Spring 1984
Topic:LITERATURE, CENSORSHIP & SOCIAL
ORDER
TR 3-5 pm + Conferences TBA 5 cr.
Instructor: L. Kasprisin
497b Spring 1984
Topic: AMERICA: ARTIST & AUDIENCE
TR 3-5 pm + Conferences TBA 5 cr.
Instructor: G. Lechner
497c Spring 1984
Topic: THE SCIENCE IN NON-SCIENCE
TR 3-5 pm + Conferences TBA 5 cr.
Instructor: S. Babcock

Ph. # 676-4908

314 W. Champion St.

Midas touch these days. Every
album he records turns gold. His
1980 "Stardust" album was

Bring C o u p o n
1105 N. State Street
Before 5 pm

Expires Feb. 24

STUDYABROAD

Western's Official
Travel Agent

zurline
bellingham travel
Leopold Hotel Bldg.

VALENTINE CARDS

ART • MUSIC • THEATRE
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA
FALL QUARTER, 1984
FOR INFORMATION:
COLLEGE OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
RELLINGHAM, WA 98225

(206) 676-3866
PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING 365
1220 NO. STATE ST.

w

4

Tuesday, February 7,1984

12 Western Front

f

Western Washington University has established a recycle
policy which requests that all paper be recycled:
newspaper, scrapaper, computer paper, and cardboard.
Recycle barrels are located throughout campus.
.X—-(K-lrtll I I - JUKI '

RECYCLE
CENTER