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The Glenville Mercury Volume XUll , Number 7 Glenville State College, Glenville, West VirgJ01a Friday O",ober 1971
Homecoming Plans Made
Tcnative plnns lor the 1971 Cen-tennial Homecoming have been ce leased by the Alumni Officc. More definite plans will be made at future committee meetings.
The schedule for the day of Home-coming will be as foUows; Parade-10:30 a.m., Coronation 11 :30 3.m.; PreGame Show 12:30 p.m. ; Game -2:00 p.m.; Alumni Reception -4 :30-9:00 p.m.; and Dance - 9 - J 2 p.m.
All floats, including both campus and civic organizations in the parade will be judged this year in a single group. The Homecoming queen, Miss Brenda Dillon, will be crowned at the
Coronation. PastHomeoomlng queens, as well as past Pioneers, will be intro-duced.
The Homeooming football game will featw e the Glenville State Pio-neers opposing the Hilltoppers of West Liberty State College. Also at the game, the Outstanding Alumni Service Award will be presented to Mr. John V. White.
Further plans are in the process of being made, and Homecoming appears, as usual, to be a festive as well as a busy event at Glenville .
Election Presents Homecoming Court
The queen for the 40th annuaJ GSC homecoming is Brenda Eve lyn Dillon, a 20- yealr old senior. She is the daughter of Mrs. Reva Dillon of Richwood.
Bcneta Kay Bickel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Bickel of Gass away, will be the ~nior princess.
The junior princess will be Cathy Lynn Eye. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.J . Eye of Gauley Bridge.
Becky Jane von Buseck will re-present the sophomore class. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger vo n Buseck: of Erie, Pa.
The freshman class chose Susan Ann Chapman for their princess. Su san is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chapman of Weston.
The children attendants have not yet been announced.
The board fees for the second half of the semester are due now in the Business Office. -The Wesley Foundation is spon-soring a coffee house, Friday,Oct. 8, from 8-10 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All entertainers are wel-comed to come.
Mr. John White is pictured above as he receives an Outstanding Service Award from GSC AJumni Association Director, Mr. Robert Gainer.
John White Given Award For 'Outstanding Service'
The recipient of the Outstand-ing Service Award of the Glenville State College Alumni Association is Me. John V. White. Me. White has been an associate professor of math at Glenville State Co llege since 1955. The award was announced on Oct. L
Mr. Wh ite, a native of Rosedale, in Gilmer County, received his A.B. degree in math, chemistry, and physics from Glenville State College in 1949. He received his M.A . in math from West Vicgirua University in 1951, and has done additional work at the University of Wyomrng.
White is married to Mary Elder, also a graduate of GSc. He has tluee sons, William David, a senior at GSC; Charles Brent, a freshman at GSC; and Richard, a student at Sand Fork elementary . He also has a daughter,
Patricia, a student al Sand Fork Elementary .
While a student at Glenville, Mr. White was responsible for the build-ing of the rust student union , with the aid of several fellow students. He also, with the help of his brother , repaired the clock tower, which had been broken for several yean. He was also responsible for seeing that the flag was raised each day, fo r at that time there was no full time custodial workers.
Mr. White was a high schoo l teacher and assistant principal at Marlinton High School in Marlinton. His duties in this area of West Virginia aJso in-cluded be ing chief of the local rue deparbnent .
In 1955, upon his return to Glen-ville as a professor, he assumed many
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Charlie Byrd Quintet Will Visit CSC For The October 14 Lyceum Program
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. the Convocation- Lyceum series will pre-sent the Charlie Byrd Quintet in th~ college auditorium with admission by 1.0. card.
After a highly successful cross country tour , The Charlie Byrd Quintet wings its way onto campus for a brilliant display of musica l fireworks o n the instruments of the time.
This quintet features the fine flute of Mario Darpino; Hal Posey on
Flugelhorn; brother Joe Byrd on bass. and Billy Reichenbach , drums, plus the most versatile guitarist in the world, Charlie Byrd.
The unique and exciting style of this group has been displayed at all the major jazz festivals and has won the Downbea t International Critics Poll, Metronome Jazz Poll, and is three time Playboy award winner.
Byrd, with nine years of classical study, including a scholarship under Andres Segovia and guest solo appear- , ances with the Washington National, Baltimore and Minneapolis symphony orchestras, shows superbly in tribute!> to Bach, and Vivaldi that are aJ!.
DRUG ABUSE ...
RIDE You 1
rpot' Is Repelled Dear Robbie,
f have been asked by your father to write down a few of the reasons why I am against "pot."
I must teU you that my thinking has been greatly influenced by the fact that I have buried 19 of my friends here on the Lower East Side over the past tcn years. Each died from an overdose of heroin . Most started smoking pot at a young age and graduated to the something bigger that cost them their lives.
I realize that there is no defmite relationship between the use of marijuana and heroin-that marijuana does not make you have a need for heroin or any other drug. But I have seen that young people who begin on pot are often drawn into a drug culture that soon begins to encourage the use of "bigger and better things." In most cases the peer presswe is great, and the person finds himself heavily into the drug scene. As you know, the need to be accepted by the crowd is a powerful influence.
I realize that you are not involved with drugs, but I am listing for you the reasons I do not smoke pot in case they might help you in discussing the subject with your friends.
I must .be concerned for my younger brothers and sisters and the influence I have on them. If I smoke pot, they in turn will feel that it's all right. I might be able to stop at pot, but they might not because they are younger and more easity influenced. if I say I really care about my brothers and sisters, then staying away from pot is a means of not only saying it but showing it.
I dig my body too much, and anything that hwts it I don 't go for. There is research data in now that says that heavy use of pot does have a negative effect in the lungs and on the personality.
As I said earlier, from what I've seen , pot is the fust step into drug culture. The drug culture is an ' escape, a destructive cop'"ut. I personally don't dig escapism, especially in a time when there are so many things that need change and so many wrongs that need correcting. I am about the business of change. There are so many problems that it's gOing to take as many people as possible who have "their thing together" to solve these problems. I must be alert at all times. I cannot play games and still help bring about the needed changes.
In the 1960s we identified and confronted many of the hypocrisies of our ekters. Now it is time for us to look inside ourselves, to confront our own inconsistencies and escapisms. We cannot confront them by going off on some "trip." Living in a world of drug-induced euphoria does not help free our oppressed brothers and sisters or bring positive change to existing social structures. These changes will only be brought about by the bringing to-gether of our most committed people, using their combined gifts and talents. We need people who do not just sit around talking the talk: , but who are
willing to walk the walk . Your generation and mine are part of the newly liberated of our country. We have within us the ability to achieve the needed changes. But we will do it only by replacing rhetoric with performance, only moving from philosophy to action, from demanding to developing.
My hope for you , and for me, is that we will be able to create a real "alternative community" where we are-one that is life-producing. We must teach each other to "fly" not by "ups" or "downs" but by reaching out, helping each other. Our "ultimate high" will be experiencing the changes we hope we have brought about.
I hope this letter is helpful to you . Maybe you can discuss some of these ideas with your friends, not so much in light of "smoking pot is wrong so don't do it" but more in the spirit of stripping away any cop'"ut that will hold us back from the job that needs to be done .
ThiS week is National Fire Prevention Week and National Drug Abuse Week and National 4-H Week. Accordmgly the Mercury presents the above ar ticles. The letter on drug abuse is a reprint from the Oct. 197 1 Readers
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Former Lettermen To Receive Honors
Thi\ Saturda)" when the Pioncer\ square off dgainsi the Bobcat s ofWe~t Virginia Wesleyan, the Centennial foot -ball game wiU be under way . This event was organIZed by Dr . R()hcrl Dollgener, Athletic Dtrecior
All former lettermen in football have been cordially invited back for this event. They will be special guests of the Athletic Department. One hundred-fifty lettermen are expected to attend.