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• - • oslien Co[rege Watering the Seed this tree arows ud thrives OD my insidrs. its roots ella deep into my stomacb takiDa rorm taklna bold on rralile earth. tbe eartb II turuecl sblrted deepened. deepened enouab ror this plant to arow and reacb Its sharp brancbes blab through my beart tbrougb my throat Into my sort brain. pierdng with the knowledge there or something relt berore. and relt now. the knowledge oran absence. this tree Is not a areen or lire and or bope. tbese Ie.ves are sbrlveled and slowly raD • coating my earthen heart wltb .... ttering brown leaves. this tree with Its rougb shedding bark scratches and tickles my insides. and as my body ftoats throuah the world outside It wants to remove tbe seed. but the seed bas always been there lying dormant. only now when It's red does tbe tree arow. -Wendy Lehman • • Ind. - Non-9tOtil OIGWGAon u.s.~puf Pail.' 71 Goohon.IN ovember 1 • 1 la s encoura es ac Ion by Robin Schmoyer Racial tensions and the civil rights movement are still alive said Juan Williams, writer for the Washington Post, Tuesday night in the Umble Center. The author of Eyes on the Prize- America' s Civil Rights Years 1954-65, Williams focused on a personal level, saying that each individual can make a difference in eliminating racial tension in our society. Williams reported that there are more racial tensions in American high schools and colleges than in most other sectors of American life. "The reason, I think, is that for the most part, Americans, especially young Americans, are being fed a lie that makes them resentful and angrywhites toward blacks, blacks toward whites, or Hispanics toward blacks, etc.," he said. The anger, he explained, is evident in the increased use of drugs, in soaring crime rates, and even in the lyrics of today's rock 'n' roll and rap music. Williams said that one of the myths fogging our vision of what civil rights is really about in this countty and in our society is a "romantic vision of what took place during the I 960s. A romance, if you will, with the civil rights revolution." The typical mindset nowadays, he explained, is that since Martin Luther King Jr. is dead, so is the civil rights revolution. "People tend to focus on Dr. King and somehow insist that he led the civil rights movement ... It would be a mistake to see him as simply one man who came on the American scene like some kind of satellite [ who) just came in a flash of glory and somehow changed America out of this racist path," he said. ''Each and every one of us is a history maker. We are people who make American history today and tomorrow .. . Once you realize that, there's some obligation to exercise your individual power in changing the society, and many people prefer not to do that," he said. Williams explained that when people talk of the civil rights era they talk of the big names and events such as Dr. King and the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycotts. But what they _~ ____________________ .., don't see, he explained, is the "genius of • Creative arts Issue fall '90 see pages 5 -12 American democracy, the wonder of what see Williams page 4 Weather Forecast • Friday: Partly cloudy; High 61 Low 55 • Saturtlay: Sunny & cool; High 52 Low 45 • Sunday: Partly sunny; High 53 Low 41 • 0.10 - Untitled Pamela Weishaupt • Inside News 4,16 Channel 22 Explosion Thanksgiving Feature 13 China spread: Views on American life • Arts 14 Orchestra concert Shakespeare Sports 15 Emily Willems Basketball Perspectives 2,3 • Page 2 CJ Friday. November 16. 1990 CJ The Record Perspective We have the power "Each and every one of us is a history maker . . .," said Juan Williams. ". : .Once you realize that, there's some obligation to exercise your individual power in changing the society ... " Many of us were inspired by Williams Tuesday evening. We heard stories of individuals-Barbara Johns, Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon-who exercised their individual power LO make hisLOry in the civil rights movemenL. We were challenged LO change our own society. "There is not one person here tonight who has less power or education than the people who made a difference in the movement," Williams said. Yet it was also disheartening to hear that racial tensions in America are increasing-especially in high schools and colleges. This made me recall just hours before when the Psychology 317 class for RAs had meL. That evening we concluded a two-part series on racism. In the fll'St pan we watched the movieEthnic Notions. It showed how SLercotypeS and entertainment figures like the sambo, pickaninny, and cobn have subtly shaped our cultural attitudes LOward blacks. In our second meeting we listened to a panel of students Lell of their own experiences of racism on the GC campus. The forms that hidden racism and racial jokes Lalc:esurprised me. One black male LOld us that every time he enLered one floormaLe's room, the floormaLe would turn on rap music just because he thought it was "cool." But the students aren't the only ones who need LO change their attitudes. The administration needs to worle on the hiring of minority faculty and also put a bigger effort into the recruitment of minority students. The fact that we did notreccive a grant for the multicultural cenLer should not be an excuse to sit around and :.vait to begin • programmmg. , If we are going LO change these attitudes we need to SLart with ourselves. We do have an obligation to change society. As Williams said, "The lruth is that we have this power, each individual, LO make a difference." fsr Struggling through the bran flake days Dear Mom and Dad: - " vice Sometimes wedon 'tknow why we check our mailboxes so often. More often than not, it's junk mail. One piece of junk hasn't arrived yet, though: our draft notice. But it could. If a state of emergency or declaration of war occurs, a 10tLery will be held within 24 hours using (male) names regislered with the Selective Service. Every birthday has a number, and those chosen are drafted in the order picked. If you're in the beginning numbers, you'll be immediately notified by mailgram that you've won! In other words, you're drafted! Anyone know that it could happen so fast? We didn't very long ago. Yeah,yeah, war with Iraq hasn't officially been declared yet The thing is, it could be, and we aren't prepared. QuiLe a few people on campus are prepared on one level: they're aware of the possibility of the drafL, and they're scared. We hear this in conversations mainly amongst circles of men, though a few women are aware that now they too are eligible (processing the women may Lalc:e a bit longer, as they aren't already regisLered, but it'll happen). Being a college student isn't a draftexemption,eithcr, by the way. So. If you're of traditional college age, deemed sufficiently healthy by the government and . ra t 'winners' don't. fit one of .t heir str,a nge e. x-empbon categones, you re gomg to have LO make a choice. If there is a drafL, we see at least four options. One, the obvious: go to war. There is a choice, here, of working in a noncombatant role. - Chuck Kane Cathy Hockman Two, file under Conscientious ObjecLOr status. That is an accepted choice with the government - there's even a little box to check on your mailgram. But checking a box is not the end of it; thecomplicated procedure to convince the draft board of the sincerity of your convictions is a lot harder than many think. Three, pack your bags and head for Canada. Four, scrap the above options and make a proleSt out of the war, i.e., go to jail. This rejects cooperation with the government on any level and bogs down the court sYSLem. Moreover, it renews the wibless against war itself which has been largely 10sL, now that CO status is a valid governmental option. These are the options, folks. Like it or noL, if war comes, these are the options. Women and men, please. Do yourself a favor, be optimistic and assume the war will not happen. A little prayer is not out of order here as well. But please be realistic and prepare for it in case war does come. Ta1Ic LO your advisor about getting the proper forms; read them through or maybe even fill them out " It's a good exercise in stating your beliefs anyway, and if the lottery calls your number, you're only going LO have 19 days to fill out two different sets of very complicated forms. We don't want LO scare anyone unnecessarily, but this is a big issue. We're not political analysts, but the actions and rheLOric of late are pointing toward war. Troops are being sent at a rale surpassing even V ieblam, and we doubt the 150,000 new troops called on Sunday are joining them for a Lea pany. Then again, maybe they are; let's not assume the worst. But on the slight chance that Lea isn't on the President's mind, we for two say, let's (in our way) prepare for war. Because they are (in theirs). It was a good idea, to write this lenerwith my roommate but we're having a little trouble. Apparently, our basic approach is differenL. ing on a clear, starlit, autumn night ... with a gun straLegically hidden inyourbackpack ... exceptthat Letters to the Editor we're pacifists .. . . You see, when I wrile, I SLart with a flow of thoughts. The writing Lalc:es shape as I go, and then I revise and Slructure laLer. A lot of people say they're paci- G h ff I" ~~~~t!U~i':f,~U:/!;t:nt:j,:!;~ reen ouse e ect a rea Ity thy on campus about significant l, on the other hand, start with an _ outline, anddon' t start writing until lknow what I' m going to say. And I've written this column before, and it was pretty good, if l may say so myself. (You may.) But that's why we haven't gonen very far: I don't know what we're world events, like the Middle East ~egarding SLeveShirk'sarticle situation. on the "Greenhouse Conspiracy" Yeah ... I've found already that in last week's Record, a few facts: it's easy LO get caught up in our In an inte~ational congress on little campus community and ig- global warming .last week, over nore what's going on outside; not l one hun<!"ed naoo~s .agreed that that that justifies iL, of course. I carbon diOXide enuSSlOns wer~ a That's why it's so good to gel off senous world threat. The only dlscampus for awhile. and do some- senters were the II'S, and the thing exciting in the Goshen me- U.S.S.R., the world .s largest protropolis, like ~ucers of carbon diOXide pollu-go out to oon. , CaIlnen Horst Lenae Nofziger breakfast. . Altho~gh .there are dl~nters Breakfast? m the sCientific commuruty too, That's it! Life'. almost every climate scientist in the world agrees that "greenhouse gases" are already at their highest levels of the past 160,000 yearsand rising fasler than at any other time in the world's history. The Lemperature measurements scientists use LO determine global temperatures are not averages of readings Lalc:en in LOwns and cities, as Steve suggests. They are measurements made at isolated laboratories around the world. These observaLOries are also tracking alarming and unmisLalc: able rises in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Admiuedl y, there are problems with com puler modeling of global climaleS. Mostscientistsagree they may be years away from scientific confidence with their results. But the world's most powerful computers agree that with the increase of greenhouse gases, global climale change is inevitable. Most computer climaLe models expect Lemperatures to rise another 0.7 degrees Celsius even if carbon dioxide emissions are sLOpped cOlJ)plelely. going to say yeL, because we have not sLarLed ... and l haven' tstarted yet because l don't know what we're going to say. ~.~~~e~i~!~ Daydreamers aren't lazy real! Sometimes granola; lumpy, but good and solid. Sometimes Lucky Charms; spongy and tasteless, but We don't have time for "more study" when the best conLemporary scientific evidence points to So here we are. an immediaLe crisis. IL is the valley of the shadow of semester slump right-beforeThanksgivingbut- not-quiteThanksgiving. Letters Home Apparently, though, it's not as deadly as February-Slushy-end- ofwinter- but-still-ages-until-spring. Do you realize, Lenae, that we have almost a whole trimesler of college life behind us? What an appropriate time LO reflect on life here at GC, and yes, why not, the larger ambiguous, though infinitely intriguing question of the nature of life in general? (Oh, puh-leeze!) Life at Goshen ... is like a solitary walk on a clear, starlit, autumn night ... Unfortunately, reliable sources informed me thal it is not a good idea for a female to walk alone even at GC. So now, when l wa/lc al night ljust feel unsafe. RighL. So life at GC is like walk-here- there surprise! a sweet marshmallow. And sometimes, like now, it's mostly bran Oakes; just soggy and bland ... but lots offiber-and it's the fiber in life that cleans the soul. Oh, spare me. You know, we didn't eat cereal in Argentina. This is a "bran" new expenence. (Rolls her eyes) No ... life. Carmen, is like Kulp founlain: sometimes it gurgles. Yeah! ... Now you are getting the idea! Sometimes it is smooth and sometimes it has waves. The sun shines on iL, the rain pelts its surface, and we, like goldfISh ... What r d like to /cnow is whal the heck happens to lhe goldfish in the winter?- The poem "She" by Eunice Martin in last week's edition was meant to be a feminist statement expressing exasperation at women who don't "speak out" because they are shy or afraid. I must assume that the person the author was criticizing actually exists. The line that bothered me was, "Maybe it would help if she stopped daydreaming aboul/lbe robin pulling worms under the dogwood tree. . . ." I am not a woman who is afraid to express her opinions or answer questions correctly, but I am a heavy daydreamer. I don't think that daydreaming is wrong, or that it reflects weakness in a person. IL is through daydreaming that ingenious ideas reveal themselves. Without daydreams, poets, artists, authors and musicians wouldcease LO exist One can be silent and reflective and still be a woman. We need LO have sharp thinkers who speak out if they know the answers in class, and who are overflowing with opinions. However, there are many different kinds of thinking thatare relevant to this world also. The daydreamer you wroleaboutcould very well be the next Emily Dickinson. -Farida S.T. Shapiro We do have the facts, Steve. Or would you rather wait for the gun LO go off LO find out if it was, in facL, loaded? - Kevin L. Bacher Staff, Merry Lea The Record Tho __ ...., .................. ......... and bh ", dl.lirQ 1liiy _ J...,., I, produc:ed br_dlnClourNJ ... on CMlp,lL The .... up. d .. ..., own. Tht SWcWllnol ... ofidll YOica of tie .~dInI body. ~lIrdon (I' flcUr., 01 C".cII1htI, Cd'tge Thltdikn. ,.. .. ris#!ltoedil .... IO .. tdi •. n. ktdl.I ...... W In Aoca 11 of fit Ad.w..,. lon8LG4'11 onfle C".oltlenCCllltOt" V. Po .", I. pUt -' Goet. .. 1I'I4IN 465 .. WI~IkIn ...... '1' ,*,..,. PtIoI. (2Ult s:t.s.138I Of (218t s:t.s. mo. Editor . _ , .... ... ...... .. .. , .. 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The Pentagon will call up combat reserves-all reservists activated earlier wac in support positions-and shift half of the U.S. land forces in Europe 10 the Persian Gulf, some 150,000 soldiers, The Pentagon has also cancelled plans 10 rotate some of the troopshomeandwillshiphundreds of additional tanks, some of the most modem the Anny has, 10 the desert This news (and the fact that the elections are over) has fmally JcicJredoff a national debate on just what our aims are in the Persian Gulf. Legislative leaders in WashinglOn began warning the president that he had beuerconsult the American people regarding his policies (through the Congress, of course). SenalOr Richard Lugar of Indiana, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, called for a special session of Congress, since Congress is in recess until January. He wants the Congress 10 "give the president the authority 10 act, " in order 10 convince Saddam H.tssein that his options are two: withdrawal or war. Steve Shirk Outside In Senator Edward Kennedy also wants a special session of Congress, but he wants 10 head off the race IOward military conflicL He believes that not all of the peaceful options have been given a chance, and wants 10 block premature escalation. Bush's latest action dramatically accelerates the timetable for resorting 10 war. As Les Aspin, Wisconsin Democrat and chair of the House Anned Services Com- Letter to the Editor Opt for criticism instead of cynicism it 10 me. mince. pointed OUl, canceling the bOOp rotation eliminates the possibility of waiting out the sanctions. We cannot wait six months, or twelve or eighteen, he said, because we cannot leave the same troops sitting in the desert that long and still have an effective fighting force. If we were really serious about allowing the sanctions 10 work, we could enforce them with a moderate naval presence, and a contingent of ground forces that could defend Saudi Arabia. The current buildup would be unnecessary,and bOOpS could be rotated home. Senator Lugar's desire to "give the president the authority 10 act" amounts 10 handing the president a blanJc check. It would be the equivalent of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, an expression of congressional support which President Johnson used to wage war in Indochina without as1cing Congress 10 declare war. It would be an irresponsible abrogation of Congress' constitutional righl/responsibility 10 declare war. The debate is beginning, and we as individuals need 10 let our leaders Jcnow what our position is. Mostcitizens supported the earlier defensive deployment, but support for an oITensive war is a different matter. We need 10 let our presidenl, our senalOrs and our congJessionai representatives Jcnow where we stand on the current direction of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf, and why. And as Atlee Beechy, professor emeritus of psychology and peace studies, indicated, wealsoneed 10 thinJc about what we will say two days after war breaks OUL Page 3D Friday, November 16, 1990 0 The Rc:xxnd Student gov't outdated Our go'>CI llmelll is failing lIS. A by definirim, has <lOde .. txlI"l'rms as iIs prUn.y orim18lioo.lt SMuld be \be rta>gllized voioeof $1UdenIs, A SI!!den! govuwllent gains iIs N1thority through ."dena Slqiplll1 and Sludell! recognitim It _intains tballll1bari1y by infOlllling stu-dents of its role. by SltMlcnts 10 use its power, and then, by hein, 8CC()!m_le 10 Ibe body. Our SllMlcnt 10 be IICCQImrable 10 lIS. 11 Mesn't a serious effort 10 inform its elcclOla~ That sec is DOl elccuaaaeiscte.rfiwi the recent fo,,"etjoo of the Student Scnatte. If sec feh b'Uly w:wammble. they WIld DOl have scriouslyl.hougbrrobomawointin,aSenaac more The idea w(.uld And they would have been sure 10 have a defmite JlWpose in mind for the ScnrIIc before fOliOing iL Our 5I!xSent government fails 10 be oriented IOward Slndent views. One only has 10 loot as far as the minutes of last wedc's Student Senate meeting, posted on the board in the Union, for an example. SCC and theSenaleareassislingtheAdminislJation in continuing thediscnssion of gender issues on campus. Their purpose: to educale students on the gender problem. In other words, our student government is representing the Administration's views 10 the students, and in the process it is ignoring the voices of students who disagt ee with the Administration's view. That's completely backwards. Yet, this type of involvement has been the norm, rather than theexception, for our student governmenL I could go on about our government's failures: how it doesn't rep=t campus diversity of opinion, how students ignore the government in giving voice 10 their concems, how representatives are elected on the basis of paragraph-Iong-say-nothing blurbs in The Record, or how it, in essence, fails 10 be a student governmenL But the point is that these failures continue despite the presence of wellmeaning student leaders. Why do we continue 10 fail? The answer, I believe, is tradition. Dean of students Norm KaufTmarm freely admitted 10 me that Ge student government in the '80s was bad. We're still working out of that rotten structure. The current SCC constitution has repeatedly ll/ldergone revision. sec would \ike 10 revise il again. I say throw it OUL Any constitution that requires constant revision is not worth the paper it is printed on. A constitution should be a carefully written swement of the philosophy of sDldent government and how that philosophy can best be implemented. It should be a guide for student leaders for years into the future. When leaders have questions as 10 whether student government should be involved in somelhing, they should be able 10 tum 10 the constitution. It's time make a clean break from the failures of the past. A group should be elected from among the student body 10 draft a new constitution. It's time 10 establish a new tradition. die I remember a couple of years ago having a lively discussion with a friend about the difference between criticism and cynicism. At that time it was difficult for me 10 separate the two, but I was emphatic in my thinking that neither were very helpful. To becynical, on theother hand, is defined in one dictionary as 10 be "scornful of the motives or virtue of others; bitterly mocking; sneering." It serves no real function, other than 10 offer some false comfort when life seems unkind. Change uncovers identity Since then I've learned to recognize some value in both and have rcalized that I am often critical and at times all 100 cynical. However, I think I finally have figured out what it was that bothered me two years ago. There are key differences between criticism and cynicism, but when we take it upon ourselves 10 challenge each other, whether it be on the opinion board, one on one, or in The Record, we 100 often combine the two. We are taught at GC 10 be critical thinkers; 10 examine everything and approach life in an intelligent, informed way. I believe in this kind of criticism when it is helpful and compassionate. Often I have been the subject of it and feel indebted 10 the friends and professors who have freclyolTered Because boxes are no longer conveniently placed for the recycling of this, your copy of The Record. we encourage you to find other creative uses. This week carry your Record with you, not unlike a medieval knight preparing to ward off attackers, as a shield against flying manhole covers. Criticism can hurt enough, however constructive it may be. When it is accompanied by cynicism, the hurt is only deepened. Cynicism removes all beauty from what it addresses - from something that isgood though imperfecL I am so tired of the cynicism that I sense around me, at GC and in the surrounding world. When I see it in myself and in the people I love and respect, the downers of life engulf me and I struggle 10 come up for air. I'm a member of Student Central Committee (SCC), an organization that aims 10 improve campus life and meet student needs, As a small group we deal with the danger of having tunnel vision, and therefore we espocially need outside perspective. We welcome criticism and will respond 10 iL Like any group, this can be done much less painfully when thecriticism is void of cynicism. Recently SCChasformed anew Student Senate, as The Record reported last week. I hope this group wiU be given a chance 10 fulfill its purpose - 10 better represent the student body and help re-define Slndent government at Ge. I would hope that all persons and organizations on our campus could function freely and effectively, with the help of informed criticism, but without the added crutch of cynicism. - BevLapp Senior social work major Valerie Hart grew up wearing the Mennonite prayer veiling or covering. Here she writes about struggling with her decision to lay aside that outward sign of her faith. Change is hard. Becoming me- that's hard 100. It's easier 10 stay in a mold that has been formed for me by someone else. Spring term one, 1988. Five minutes till class. Here I stand in front of the mirror. This would be the perfect opportunity to walk out the door without my covering. It' s only the second day of classes and rrry roommate has already gone. I will have 6 weeks to thinlc about my decision before I go home. For seven years [ wore this covering. I didall the "right" things. As the oldest child of my family I was encouraged 10 be a role model for my younger brothers and sisters. For the most part [ was content but sometimes I felt reaUy stuck. I had a lot of questions during high school about the covering and its importance or priority over other issues. A few of my friends from church stopped wearing their • covermgs. When they did, some people talked about it as if my friends had somehow lost their faith along with their coverings. This was exuemely frustrating for me. It seemed that as long as I wore a covering people would assume everything was just fine with me and with my "Christian life." But a covering doesn't take away pain and it doesn't mend broken relationships. Valerie Hart Crossroads In the fall of 1986 I left home 10 come 10 GC. My first year [ laid the issue aside and didn't really think a lot about it. But then my sophomore year I met someone who didn't know much of anything about Menn<>niles. He asked me many questions about the covering and why I wore iL I found myself telling him and others that I wore it because I Jcnew that it was what my father wanted. How could I not wear it? My father held this belief stronger than any other. He lived and breathed iL How could I justtum away? But then, how long eould [ live out a life that really wasn't mine? In the winter of 1988 I went on SST and faced many more questions about thecovering. This time I had 10 answer in Spanish. When I left the city for my six weeks of service, I was tired of thinking about the issue and didn't wear my covering until I returned home. By the time I came back from SST I knew that I wouldn't wear the covering forever. I wanted to fmd out who I was and what I believed. All I had 10 do was decide when I would SlOp. What better time than just before spring term one? I lOOk the step IOward breaking out from under my father's control. Then I spent a long summer at home in a silent baltle with my dad. We never dcalt with the conf1icL Theintensityofitjustslowly drifted away. My decision 10 quit wearing mycoveringwasdifficultbecausc it wasn't an issue of rebellion against my upbringing. It was an eITort 10 set my own mold rather than trying 10 fit myself inlO a mold cast by others. In a sense I'm glad 1 had the experience of wearing a covering. It was the one thing for which my dad could be proud of me. It was my way of telling him how much I respected him. I am also very glad that I decided 10 SlOp wearing the covering. The decision has given me freedom 10 search for my own identity and build my self-i:steem. Page 4 0 Friday, November 16,1990 0 The Record ews Williams continued from page 1 an s e war happened during those civil rights years. And yet, people tend not to focus on the individual effort here, the individual potential, that power for social change. "The truth is that we do have this power, that despite the size of this nation, and despite the fact that we're so modem ... each individual does make a difference in society," he added. That individual power is evident through the work ofa 14-year old girl from Virginia. Barbara Johns was tired of going to school in a shack with a tarpaperroof and dirt floor, Williams said. "She wanted to be a full human being. She wanted to be educated." After getting nowhere with the principal and teachers of the school, who seemed to be concerned only with their jobs, she went further. According to Williams, she twice contacted the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and eventually spoke with top executive, now Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Johns' court case became one of the five lawsuits known collectively as "Brown vs. Board of Education," which overturned segregation laws throughout the country. "People aren't taking the time to discuss. these issues [of racism l, aren't taking the time to address them, are refusing to intellectually engage this race story that contino ues to bedevil American society by Robin Schmoyer However,hehasusuallycelebrated this day with his host family from While most of us think of the community. 'Theexperience," Thanksgiving as a time to visit he said, "has been very different, with friends and family, indulge with all of the families coming ourselves with turkey and pump- together. We don't usually do that kin pie,mostinternationalstudents till New Years Day. Thanksgiving on campus have a different vision here is a big family reunion kind of of our custom. thing." Raj Biyani, ajunior from India, Post-grad student Raflk Wahba said that he has two impressions of from Egypt has never experienced our Thanksgiving celebration - our traditional Thanksgiving cel· as both a popular and also a per- ebration. sonal holiday. This year he will be !n\.veling to As a popular holiday, he ex- Ohio to spend the holiday break p1ained, "Thanksgiving is nothing with friends. ''This is my first exmorethananopportunityofpeople perience with Thanksgiving, and I in the market to make big bucks." don't have any specific expectaOn the other hand, Raj has ex- tions, but I do want an American perienced the more personal side experience," he said. of Thanksgiving by celebrating it Rank also explained that the with families from the commu- Egyptian people celebrate some nity. 'They tend to take it much feast days that are in some aspects more solemnly, personally," he similar to the American Thankssaid. giving. "Since our economy is Philip Bonder For Raj, Thanksgiving is a time primarily agricultural, we celebrate Juan Williams, Washington Post writer, addresses an audience in the Umble to pray. 'This year I will probably the season when the Nile River Center concering the ongoing fight between civil rights and racism. be praying for India. It seems to be rises. The river is considered to be today," he said. making a racial stimulation, but in a bad political situation," he a gift from God. It is appreciated "There is so much on us in rather for inspiration for each indi- said. and highly respected; a gift given terms of continuing that struggle, vidual to take action, for that is the Senior Yew Weng Chan said on which we live. Without the in finding our way to make sure heartofhis message-that weeach he and five other Malaysian stu· Nile we cannot plant crops to that the civil rights fight doesn't can make a difference." dents have traditionally spent survive." end unhappily, with us making a Elkhart resident Martha Haile ThanksgivingDaywithanElkhart Sumitra Himangshu, a junior U-tum back to the problems of the said, "I thought it [Williams' lec· family from church. from India, said that the people of past," Williams concluded. turel was very helpful in identify- "It's not a big celebration for her country hold harvest festivals Senior Andre Gray said,"His ing the issues of today and how we me-it's just like another meal. I several times throughout the year speech served for more than just should get involved. It reminded know it has a bigger significance, that are also similar to our concept me that the race question is not butit'sjustthatwedon'tnormally of Thanksgiving. ACW draft forum solved, is not finished. It's still celebrate it. It was something One of the popular customs in with us. His talk was helpful, but definitely new for us when we rural areas is to set out fruit, veg· AIICampusWorship is sponsoring a meeting to help you become discouraging." came here because it is certainly etables and a mirror overnight. more informed about the draft and your options. Atlee Beechy, a Senior Ryan Lehman said, "I not a big celebration at home," "The concept is to get up the next member of Seniors For Peace, will share a 15 minute presentation on was inspired by what he said about said Chan. morning and look into the mirror the biblical basis for his own pacifism. The remaining 30 minutes the ordinary people who made a Senior Akira Saski of Japan -into a new self. It's like a will be open for discussion with a faculty and student panel. It will difference in the civil rights move- aIsodoesnottraditionallycelebrate cleansing of the self," she ex-be held in Newcomer 19 on Tuesday Nov. 20 at 9:30. ment, people behind the scenes." Thanksgiving in his country. plained . . ~~~============~~~--------~~--~~------~ If You Haven't Tried Us Yet .. DON'T WAIT ANOTHER DAY! We1re Lon On Quality Short On Price. o .. . -- 100 % Pure Beef, Fresh Butternut Buns, Idaho Potatoes, Coca-Cola 507 W. Pike Goshen • • - • • Page 5 a Friday, November 16, 1990 a The Rcoord Creative .9Lrts The Color Blind Poet Outside The gray sun appears. I walk into Green's Corner Drug With two round coins. I insert one In hopes of gum And get six balls: Two white, two black, And two off-white. My other coin Serves me more balls, Seven this time: Two white, two black, • And two off-white, Plus one dark gray. I gobble twelve And put one in My blue jeans' pocket. The gray sun waits Outside. -iMyles Schrag Untitled Harry Bevers Pen and Ink Page 60 Friday, November 16, 1990 0 The Record • Creative .9Lrts • • Study of Yo Amy Houser Seeing Someone Come and be my Alabaster Woman. Crown this crystal dream tower I made to renect the bright trophies I won for you. Come and be my Weeping Willow Woman. Drape the long arms of your gold hair down like a veil for my crazy, unprotected tears. Come and be my Kirke-Congo Woman. Trap me in your jungle island stone home where I will sleep ..• sleep •.. Come and be my Holy Mary Woman. Drown my world in life and colors, my drab world of sequenced numbers. From behind my right ear you conjure these four things a plume a root a drum a cross Too quick to say if they were hid in your hand, army head, or somewhere in between. As I name each, the scales dry up and (all trom my crusty eyes. -Larry Penner Untitled She walks in blackness like the night Of costume jewelry and Levi's tom And aU that's best of loose and tight Meet at her hips with pockets wom Her head sways round in mellow flight And calls forth music to be born. Her body speaks the language love Her source exudes the essence art But I am trapped by tbinking of, Too much the causes at the heart Of problems in the mind above. She never thinks; she feels her part. So if she were a tree she'd be a giant maple. Her friends would run to catch her leaves. She'd spread her branches completely free for all the world to look at (see). And, as I stood there and watched, I knew I'd never Drop my leaves like her-in harmony with nature. As I struggle to become some great signpost to the truth, she cries let go and be, rooted in the ground divine, Mother Earth beneath her pines, to express all the glory of her womb. She, that maple tree, doesn't have to learn to rhyme or write in rhythm or even free verse very well. She's art already. It's in her soul, while I must struggle all my life to rmd some worthy words to write. As for me. But 0' to be a beede on that tree, to eat her bare and leave her there (or all to see. She's not a tree. She's just a metaphor. And a bad one. A poet I will never be. I haven't got the clothes, you see. She's got that one up on me. She'S artsy, and she knoWs it. -Steve Armstrong • • • • , - Whispering Eyes Jenny Rohrer Print • • When I Dream Ramona Enns Oil • The Beautiful As I walk alone in the cool night air, I can see them hurrying along in pairs and groups. Oh, I've seen them before with their clothes of fine fabrique draped over their perfect bodies They wear trendy, daring fashions - but they can afford to - they have nothing to lose. I've seen them smile. When they smile, I can see their white even teeth gleam at me from across the room. I walk on - my footsteps the only sound disturbing the stillness of the night. -Eunice Martin l • • Page 7 a Friday. November 16. 1990 a The Record Creative .9Lrts To Womyn Have you listeDed to the sileDce? Tbere are stories biddeD tbere. Tbougb bistory is widely told Herstory is rare. Let me teU you 'bout a womyn Wbo lived iD sixteeD.tbirty-lour, Sbe dwelt amoDg tbe couDtrylolk And bumbly served the poor. Tbere sbe lived out maDY daysStroDg soul aDd sturdy mind, Her lire or wisdom freely shared With aU or IiviDg-kiDd. Tben in blew panicked whispers or a maid with rotting beartAnd that womyn charged or beresy Lay sbackled in a cart. Wbere love bad once been nurtured, Fear and batred soon was bredThose wbo once bad cberisbed her Caused wounds rrom whicb sbe bled. Upon a rack they stretcbed ber, Admittance was their goal-- To acknowledge the Devil wbicb dwelt inside Her feeble womyn's souL Cbarged witb child sacrifice, Perverse immorality, Of healing outside the Wiu of GodPracticing midwifery. To cast the devil from her soul Brutal tortures were applied, Till the very trees that she so loved Were the stakes OD wbich sbe died. Accused or living as a Witcb- She was merely one o r millions or womyn whose lives were seized In silent martyrdom. Why so many drowned and burned In a massacre beyond compare? These womyn'S power lay outside or menA threat the Church wouldn't bear. Their sin was that or womynbood, or knowledge they were to blame. Criminals or independence Patriarchy couldn't tame. The beating of these witches' hearts-Pulsing deep and strong- Pounds out the rhythm of our lives And keeps US dancing on. Our foremothers have Dot died in vain, Despite the savage toll-- The names which on their bodies red, Feed the fires within our soul. -Anita Fast • Page 8 0 Friday, November 16, 19900 The Record Creative .9Lrts Untitled Kevin Gross Fractal Untitled Timothy Dyck Mixed Media • • Marpiter Dan In the month of Octune when the three-quarter moon was blocking the light of the sun, there came a green man, name of Marpiter Dan, to the small town of Xenophobun. To the Mayor he sent, on fine paper from Kent, a letter explaining his need. It called for a forum with the average decorum to take place with the utmost of speed. The people all gathered. From a pulpit Dan blathered, "I have come from the land of blue trees where the three-quartered moon, in the month of Octune, wreaks havock with cow-herding bees: ''They start making honey to get hetter money than they get selling overweight cows. But we need our beef to maintain crooked teeth and to grease down our oft-too-dry brows." Well, the people, they laughed, ''This Dan is quite daft if he thinks there are bees that herd cows. Why everyone knows that if bees could herd those they'd certainly stop pulling plows!" Dan was incensed, "You people've been fenced in your little country too long. Get out and see more people, like me. Listen up and I'll sing you a song • (And he sang ... ) "Just over the hill from the land that you till is a country like you've never seen The people eat rocks, and cheddar cheeze socks , are worn over earlobes of green. ''The straws never bend and the parents depend on the children to pack up their lunch. The cars run on air and, I declare, everything chewy goes 'crunch!'" The peop Ie all marveled at the tales that this star told , and they swore they would help in his plight. They gave Dan their cows in exchange for his vows he'd return with some honey that night. Soon Marpiter Dan came back with a can of honey that reached the sky. He noted, ''This trade is quite heaven made. We'll do it again, by and by." And now when the moon, in the month of Octune, is blocking the light of the SUD, the people recall the earlier lall and the wonderlullriends which they'd woo. -David L. Cooper • • • - Untitled I am angry! Tbere, I said iL Now tan I move on? "There's mon involved" You teU me. I am angry! I caugbt a gl.impse or wbat could bave been. Beautlrul sbaring rriends You and I. I am angry! You ruined my beauty. You took control. You made me reel powerless. Forever? I am angry! Now that I've said it I can move on. I will find the part or me That you look. -Val Hart Untitled Rusty Eash An Unaffirmative Action "Please give your Dame race aDd Social Security number ••• " -David L. Cooper Page 9 a Friday, November 16, 1990 a The Record Creative .9trts \ Homeward Bound Susan Hochstedler Empty I lay surrounded by tall grass in tbe field. A cold moist night is deadened around me and Ibe moon is mumed by the rog. I breathe heavily, increasing the mists as my breatb condenses in cool air, rorming trapped renections or the moon in the dark. My breath pours rrom my moutb like the rroth, thoughts orwbat you said. A simple pointless word leapt rrom your moutb, arched its stiff back and dove into my mind. And you, witb tbem all,laugbed because what did it mean? Nothing to you. or course it wouldn't; it shouldn't. Butmymind has the ability to mold your words turn them to mud to be slung into my race. You wonder wby I ran to Ibis glass-bladed field. Your word stiU sits in my mind, and althougb I know it means nothing, it stiU laughs. -Wendy Lehman , '- • - Page 1 0 0 Friday, November 16, 1990 0 The Record • , Creative .9Lrts Untitled Rusty Eash This is the Day The days slip by so quickly In the crisp, cool Autumn air I grasp to hold them closer But they're no longer there Swift faUen to the endlessness, The emptiness of time Before I chanced to hold them, To claim them wholly mine. The moments ny on swifter wings Past my deadened eyes- I cannot catch them, cannot stop them; I have no binding ties. Oh, Lord, awake my senses Before time, indeed is gone. Fill my heart in appreciation As time rolls quickly on. I know, Oh Lord, this moment Cannot forever last But help me claim it Yonrs and mine Before it whispers past. - Naomi Wahmhoff • Mom, Why is This Wall Here? A boy and his mother stand looking to the East Over the top of a partition that has stood for thirty years. ''Mom,'' the boy asks with wide eyes, ''Why is this Wan here?" "Son," the mother says, "Some things we weren't meant to know • I remember a time when I could see my sister whenever I wanted. Now this barrier separates us from one another." A girl and her mother stand looking to the West Across the same partition. ''Mom,'' the girl asks with longing eyes, ''Why is this Wan here?" ''Daughter,'' the mother says, "Some things we weren't meant to know. I remember a time when we could roam through this city at will. Now our world ends in our backyard." A month or two later A pair of sisters meet at a hole in the partition. With them are their children, who have never met. The boy and girl proceed to ask their mothers: ''Mom, why was this Wall here?" ''We don't know," reply the women. ''But let's pray that it never divides us again." ~on Newswanger , " • ,•.• .l , • . d· - ----- • • • ..,-::10 r:: -. 4! ,,: -.:- / ..-: . -.- , ", ... • . •\ , I • , , \ " , , \ \ \ \ , I I I , - • • , / '- Figure On Brick Anita Peachey Print - Untitled Thrown back in laughter, my head falls orr And I discover to my great surprise That I couldn't care less In lose it Or not. , -Diana Renee Zimmerman Page 11 a Friday, 0 ember 16, 1990 a The Record reative Ylrts Sophia Susan Hochstedler Rhapsody in Summer, Dreaming In summer, the warm, windy rains sometimes cover Luna's full gau. I'm dreaming! The streets are etched with pale, silvery trails that fade like streams into the rocks. The night's own silver paths are like those of the snails' and many times I have found these shimmering roads of tiny creatures, and have followed them through the woods past the late August raspberries and the banks of torn moss as if they were the cords that linked me to my dreaming self. As long as I stay near these gleaming threads I need never fear of copper snakes or any other poisonous beings. The snail trails wound through the woods dark, tangled, and tight with evergreen shadows and enchanted trees (for they must be enchanted, I have heard them moan) and I wish to go on, although not knowing how much further they stretch. As long as I follow these cords I will dream And never awake from these warm, rainy nights Until I am once more returned to the earth And then live in the roots or the trees in the woods. -J. Branwen Wood Untitled Pamela Weishaupt - - Page 12 Q Friday, November 16, 1990 Q The Record Creative .9Lrts sorn~ . spirt '-"" • I I , Some Spirits And Their Houses Keith Miller Pen and Ink Shade I My heart trembles, voice cracks, life ends. Green turns frrst gold then grey. Without warmth for me . • ChiUy journey down narrow tunnel, Only shadows guide - transparent, larger than I. Sudden and without warning the realization comes - Death presents not pain, • nor JOY. Only shadows. -Michael Coventry - • Big Ben-der Philip Bender • -- ~ ~ ~ '::9' o::s nn. • • - Luck turns in America b,Zbou Ping ZJwu Ping is a professor of Eflglish allhe Neijiaflg Teacher's College, NeijiOfl, Sichuafl Proy", ce. I felt depressed at O'Hare International Airport on Sept 3. My feet had just lDIIChed American soil for the first time. I couJdn't fmd my suitcase at the baggage claim counter. Ihad puteverylhing in it, including all the money I had, thinlting that it would be safer not to take it with me. After registering the delay, I got in the van to Goshen with my group and found myselfhelplessly sad. How could I begin my life here with no clothes or money? That was the first day of my life in the U.S. Ruth Gunden, director of international education, was concerned about my dilemma 100. Shecalledtheairport thenextday. Owing to Ruth's effortS, the suitcase was relllmed Sept. 6. I was overjoyed when I saw it! I heaved a sigh of great relief and smiled for the flfst time since I came here. I had heard of the United Siaies' fame for fast solutions to problems before I came here. Now I believed it. To my surprise I found that everything was in my suitcase except the money. One of my friends helped me search in every corner of the suitcase for it, but we couldn't find it anywhere. Then I began to observe the suilCase carefully. I first noticed the lock which used to be thcre had disal'peaml. Then I saw that the receipt which had been attached to the handle was torn off. I had been too excited about the suitcase's return to notice this earlier. Again I was sad. However, it was not entirely the loss of money that worried me. Chinese people always pay great attention to the start of things; I was preoccupied with the belief that I was unlucky. Ruth Gunden again lepa"ledmy loss to the airport. But she told me there was little hope for me to get the money back, because money is not guaranteed. I knew this to be true, but I still wrote a letter to the airport asking for an investigation. Two weeks passed without any word from the airport. I had already given up all hope when a leiter came. Airport personnel promised an immediate investigation. In a week, another leller came, requesting that I flU out a form. I kept correspondence with them for more than a month until one day a check was mailed to me. A check of fuU payment! Ruth Gunden said, "Unheard on" As for me, I was so touched and excited that I couldn 't say anything. My "luck" had changed! I sent a leller of thanks to the airport soon after receiving my refund. That was 53 days after I arrived in the U.S. Your (the American people) sense of responsibility and the way you trust has impressed me deeply. And I am discovering that it is situations like this thatareallowing me to get to know you beller, day by day. Dollars are the base of American freedom by Shuai Paitian Shuai Painafl is a professor of Eflglish al lhe LeShafl Teacher's College, Leshafl, Sichuafl Provinee. "God's world, our work." The words are simple, but it staleS a larger, philosophically sound truth. In different countries people worship different images. Yet the natural world is a universally accepted reward to human beings. Thus we're left with only the second half of this phrase: "How should we work to make the world a belter one?" A beuer world is one that provides people with more freedom. That is why "freedomordeath" has mobilized so many people to struggle all through their lives for this concept. In underdeveloped countries, people fight their way to free themselves from poverty, starvation, and the control of arr0- gant powers. People in developed countries try to find their individuals in social lives, both materially and spiritually. As a foreign student here, I am observing how American people do things. It seems to me that it is money that governs. Edward N. Kearny gives a fooblote to this in his book, The American Way. He uys, "The American dream has always been to rise from poverty ormoclest wealth to great wealth." Rae I ace Americans have a most practical aUitude towards life: material wealth is the base of any sort of freedom. In this eountry it is hard to imagine that one would care to go to a football game with a hungry stomach. Likewise, only with money can you buy cars and enjoy the prestigeof"car-<:uJture." With a high national income, the U.S. feels free to provide its people with welfare and makes them feel proud to be a "ftrSt-<:lass" nation. What I appreciate most is not aU the money in the pockets of Americans, but their way of becoming rich. They are taught to work hard and acquire more material badges of their sllCcess. For this, the spirit of the entrepreneur has become a backbone of the U.S. Thus a most humble shoeshine boy, like Dick in Alger's novel, is respected. Dick is no longer just a nickname for ridicule, but the image of hard work and success. And it is this "Ragged Dick" who has kept Americans always on the go. There is criticism that Dick would never become rich merely with his two hands. And so: down with him for his possible moneymaking triclcs. When Dicks are downed, what should we expect? A11-you-<:an-eat porridge in a big pot? Eye-to-eye to sit idly by? Let jealousy and hatred run wild? No. I prefer Dick. The more Dicks, the beuer the world. Page 13 a Friday, No ember 16,1990 a The Record !feature Uu Jihiang, Zhou Ping and Shuai Paitian are illree 01 ten exchange sdlolars on campus from iIIe Sichuan Province 01 China. • oVln by Liu Jihiang Liu Jihiaflg is a professor of Eflglish allhe Cheflgdu Teacher's College, P engIiafl, SichUOfl P rov- • lnee. I have long been contemplating writing for The Record to ask you, the community of GC, to help me solve a problem that has been bothering me since I came here. I, as an exchange scholar from People's Republic of China, have been here for more than two months. Many things here are satisfactory; classes, campus activities, weather, and food. There is, however, one thing that confuses me. Many GC students seem inactive in relating to international people. When I arrived here, I found people usually said "hello" when they mel, even if they didn't know each other. I do appreciate this 8'eeting because it gives a familiar and friendly feeling. Gradually I felt puzzled because I noticed that, except for saying hello, American students seldom talk to foreigners on their own initiative. This seems trueeverywhere and anytime. In the classroom, no students take the intiative to discuss things with me or ask me questions. In the cafeteria if we (Chinese seholars) sit at a table fIrSt, few American students will come .-.-..-..-.•-.. --.--..-.- ---- ---- ...- ...-..-....-. -.-.-.-.-.-..-...-....-..-....-...-...-.. .' -..•..................... , -, . ... .. _ ....... -- -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS from first Impressions 1/2 OFF style-cut price with Jeanie, Jackie or Minda First Impressions 105 N. 5th Sf. 534-1806 Coupon expires 12-15-90 ......- ... ...... ....- .. ...- . ...-. ..-.. ....-. ....-. ....-. .-..-. .--... ....-. ...-.. ...-. ....-. ....-. .. ., -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -.-. -. ". _ ... _----------- to sit with us. During the first several weeks I tried, a eouple of times, to sit at a table where some other American students were sitting. To my surprise, none of those students said hello to me, talked to me or asked me about China. I can't understand this phenomenon. I know America has a different cultural background. I can't see the shadow of this lack of interest in other American values. I don't know how JlCQple in other countries treat foreigners. As for us, we Chinese have a different way. Personally. I appreciate it. Foreigners in China can meet friendly eyes and smiling faces everywhere and they can easily fmd a person to talk to. Actually, many Chinese start the ball rolling on campus, on the street, or at a bus stop. It is not because Chinese are talkative, but that they feel this manner will give a feeling of hos- , pitaJity and they want to know more about other countries. I am sure China SSTers have experienced this. I think many Americans who have visited China will aglee with me on this point. An American woman in Detroit told one of the scholars in my group that she owes much to the Chinese. She simply means Chinese treated her well during her stay in China. When I write this,I don't mean to say that American srudents here are not good or that they are not friendly to me or to other foreigners. I don't mean American culture is not as good as Chinese. Culture is culture. China is China. America is America. My goal is to fmd an answer to the American value of beating foreigners. Undoubtedly, I think I will have a satisfactory answer from you, American srudents. PLAN YOUR WINTER VACATION NOW MENNO TRAVEL . -.;;: SERVICE 534-1521 210 S. MAIN ST. :=.... GOSHEN, IN 46526 TRY OUR GREAT NEW SUBS Italian, Turkey/Ham/Cheese & Ham & Cheese 1616 Elkhart Rd. Goshen, IN Any Half Sub With Purchase of 20 Oz. Coke 9 Or Other Soft Drink Limit 2 Good Thru 12126/90 Present per coupon belore orderin~, One coupon per penson Not valid in combinabOn wiill any oilier offer • - Page 140 Friday, November 16, 1990 0 The Record .f1Lrts &T,ntertainment A night of dreams to be acted by Myles Schrag A Midautumn Night's Dream will take place in an attempt to "enjoy Shakespeare's dream world," professor of English John Fisher said. The Shakespeare class, taught by Fisher, will perform a reader's theater version of dream sequences in Shakespeare's plays, including selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest. "In practical terms, it's obvious material," Fisher said. "Many of Shakespeare's most familiar passages are associated with dreams," A "Shakespeare show" had been planned at the outset of the class. Fisher's selection of a dream theme was based on orchestra director Lon Sherer's decision to perform Mendelssohn's Mid- Humanities Forum A forum titled "Perspectives on the Canon: Cultural Diversity and the Humanistic Tradition" will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, to discuss a change in the way humanities is studied. The traditional method, a historical survey from the ancient Greeks to the present day, is under debate and being replaced by a new topical approach to issues in the realms of art and music. Two guest speakers currently involved in this debate, professor of classical studies Nancy Felson-Rubin of the University of Georgia and professor of musicology Douglass Seaton of the Florida State University will make presentations at the forum. "There is no more controversial issue facing the humanities during the 1990's than the matter of how women, minorities, and nonWestern cultures will be represented in the body of aesthetic expressions we as a society use to define ourselves," said David Mosley, associate professor of music and humanities. The two guests wiU speak from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in NC 17. Following the presentations, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., associate professor of French Judith Davis, associate professor of history and religion John D. Roth and senior Larry Penner will respond to the presenta-tions in Ad 28. , summer Night's Dream as part of the orchestra concert. Theconcen, not coincidentaUy, is Saturday, in between the twoShakespeareclass performances. "When I heard the orchestra would include Midswnmer Night s Dream, a dream theme seemed appropriate," Fisher said. "Lon Sherer and I compared notes, and we were happy to share our resources," Fisher added. Puck (junior Eunice Martin) will be master of ceremonies for the show, and will also announce the start of the orchestra concert. In return, four orchestra instrumentalists, junior Jan Osborne and sophomore Gwen Gingerich, flautists, and first-year students Michael Harley and Greg Walson, bassoonists, will play in the reader's theater to create a more Shakespearean mood. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help cover costs, Fisher said, adding that the mood would be "festive." Performances are tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., both in Ad 28. " I think it's something we can all have fun with. This is my frrst experience with acting and I'm really loo1cing forward to it," said Martin. Hit the road with a Zenith Data Systems MinisPort or SupersPort laptop computer MinisPort HO 1=,,1 On $1399 ~ill ZOS Laptops give you the ultimate freedom of the road. Take them to the library to work on your paper. Go home for the weekend and take your computer with you. 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They will begin the concert with Hindemith's Three Pieces for Strings, Op. 44,No. 4, foUowed by Mendelssohn's Symphony No.5, the Reformation Symphony. Afler that they will play four movements from Soirees Musicales by Benjamin Britten. The orchestra will I ek im • Friday fmish the concert with selections from the music to Shakespeare' sA Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn. Lon Sherer, professor of music and the orchestra's director, is optimistic about the upcoming concert and year. He says that the orchestra this year has "very good sound and plays weU." One-third of the 43-member orchestra is made up of first-year students. Next trimesler the orchestra is p1anningtoplayMozart'sRequiem Mass in honor of the 1991 bicentennial of his death. • I 7 p.m. Movie: Stanley & Iris, NC 19. Admission $1. 8 p.m. A Midautumn Night's Dream, Shakespeare class, Ad 28. 9 p.m. Late Night with Kratz 1. Featuring Dean Levigne, "Assault of the Killer Nuts," NC 17. Saturday 8 p.m. Orchestra concen, Union. 9:30 p.m. Dance, NC 19. Sponsored by International Student Club, admission $1. Sunday 3 p.m. A Midautumn Night's Dream, Shakespeare class, Ad 28. 6:30 p.m. Intramural coed floor hockey. Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving Break , • I I • - Page 150 Friday, November 16, 1990 0 The Record __________________________________ ~sp_0~ ems set for ationa s • I • t·1 , Junior Emily Willems heads 10 Kenosha. Wis. today 10 compelS in the NAIA nalional cross country meet Iomorrow. She placed seoond at the District 21 meet two weeks ago 10 eam the trip. by Susan Hochstedler Junior Emily Willems willl1lce against the nation's lOp small college runners IOmorrow at Kenosha, Wis. in the NAIA national cross country meet She qualified for the meet by placing second in theNAIA District 21 meet Nov. 3. Willems has been l1lIining for the meet by worlcing on speed, hills and intervals. "I have endurance, but not the speed I wish I would have," said Willems. "I'm afaid I'U getout-lciclred by the end of the race." Willems, who was in Germany this spring on SST, said that her cross country season star1ed out slow, but things are loolcing up. "My last two races have been my best of the season," said Willems. ''i'mjustnow feeling liJce I'm back from SST." Competing at theNAIA national cross country meet will be a new experience for Willems, but she is nosuangerlOcompetition. Willems began her running career during her sophomore year of high school in Laramie, Wyo. "I had just switched from a private high school 10 a public high school, and my parents encouraged me to get in- Basketball ready to rebuild by Susan Hochstedler The women's basketbalJ team wiU face lOugh obstacles oflacle of experience and size, with only three returning players and just two players taller than 5'S". ' "It's disappointing 10 see the lacle of numbers," said coach Pert Shetler. "I'd hoped for 10 or 12." Senior Kathy Mast is the lOp returnee. She was last year's lead-ing scorer at 15.9 points per game. She also led the team ill free throw and field goal percentages. "Kathy has an important leadership role, and will add a lot of stability 10 the team," said Shetler. Also 10 lead the team is 5'S" guard Gretchen Nyce, sophomore, who averaged nine points and five rebounds a game last season. Nyce is a "crucial part of this year's team," said Shetler. Sophomore Jill Eicher, a 5'7" guard, has shown great improvement since last year, but will be leaving GC for SST this winter. The fourth returnee, 6'0" sophomore center Deena Jones, averaged 6.3 points a game and puUed down 92 rebounds last year. Joining Jones inside is 5'11" center Ann Nafziger. "Ann is one of our strongest freshmen," said Shetler. "She's quick on defense and has a nice shot." en 0 on 0 Fourotherplayers are expected 10 malce solid contributions 10 the team. Junior guard Janelle Seitz, 5'4", played her first year at GC, but did not play last year. • rounce a umnl First-year students Jill BrubacherandJ ulie Bylerwill also play guard positions. "JiU plays good person 10 person defense and will beadefensive specialist," said Shetler. "J ulie is the slrongest possibility to fill the much needed point guard position." GC's a1ltime assist leader, Jan Helmuth, ftlled that position in recent years. The men's basleetball team went on an 18-1 om late in the second half, including 13 points from junior Eugene Hostetler, 10 wrap up 2 convincing I OS-77 win in the annual alumni same. The Maple Leafs led 50-37 at halftime, but the alumni cut the lead 10 five at 64-59 midway through the second half. Hostetler finished with 2S points. Senior Jeff Osborne added 19 points. Senior Tom Bennett IICOred 12 on four3-pointers. Head coach Jeff Birley was imwith the inside game. "We had good play by post players," Birlcysaid. "Osbomeand Hosletler read each other well. They'll be the focus of our of-n; ""(I/teat,, JNI p ~()4'k., 0"11",,, ,tct!ur(, &- foe«It" 99 fense." Birley was pleased with how his big men found open men on the perimeter in the second half. "We're still struggling with leicking the ball back out," he said. "But I thought we did a good job in the second half." Despite the victory margin, GC committed 37 turnovers. "A lotof the turnovers carne fyom getting a big lead early," Birty said. Birley praised junior Lynn Miller, who had 6 assists and 5 steals. "He played with more confidence at point guard than in the other scrimmages," Birley said. The Leafs open the season this weekend at a tournament in Urbana, Ohio. Kristen Rensberger, fust-year student, rounds out the team as a forward who will add depth and "gi ve good relief time 10 other players," said Shetler. "We'll be competitive this year, but we won't have the same kind of team as last year," said Shetler. "We'll surprise quite a few tcarns this year with our young squad." The women play their firstgarne with a Sunday alumni scrimmage. FREE DELIIIER'III l<id. & Tw~, (',.1; &.fat. "'I" (g ~" "'I" (g " irbr1U volved with something," said Willems. "It was between running and swimming, and I chose running." Willems' choice proved good. During her senior year of high school, sbe won the stale cross country meet, the national AAU cross country meet, and the two mile race at the state tracle meet WiUems accepted a full scholarship from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. "It was a Division I schoollhat recruited me straight out of high school," said Willems. "They had a good running p~ gram, but then I found out the emphasis they put on running; running fIrSt and then studies." Weber State's cross country team drew from itssLUdent body of 12,000. Willems was one of the eight varsity members of the 12 member team that travelled lO meets. A normal schedule for Willems at Weber State included a morning of classes and then practice from I p.m. until 5:30p.m. Meets toole up a lot of time and were often scheduled with distant schools for bener competition. Acrording to Willems, prof essors weze more relaxed with the athletes than with the other- students_ "We had an athletic 8CIl demic adviser rather than a regular adviser who would make our 8CIldemic lives 'easier' for us," 'd Willems. ''The professors even leept stars by our names in their grade booles so they would not be too hard on us athletes." After her first year of coUege, WiUemsdecided 10 transfer IOGC even though it would mean not participating in cross country for a season because of recruiting restrictions. Transferring also meant losing athletic scholarships since GC does not offer any. Willems, a history education major, said, "lliJce the idea of no athletic scho1arships. It takes the emphasis and pressure off of running. The classes are also more difficult here, and Ililce thaL" She said that it was difficult to practice with the team last fall without competing." At the beginning it was really hard, but I got used 10 just going and watching. I've decided it was a sacrifice well made," said Willems. Car Care Center Exhaust Repair Carburetors Brake Repair General Repair Electrical (Computer) Cooling Systems Engine Tune-Up Complete Lubrication Air Conditioning 1502 Virginia Ave. Goshen 534-2195 Assembly Mennonite Church This Sunday, Nov, 18 worship with us at Greencroft Senior Center 9:30 a.m, Rides available at 9: 15 a.m. from Newcomer Center south door. Fellowship Lunch rollowlng service at the Meetinghouse 1201 S. 11th Nov. 18 - "Nature of the Church: The Assembly Vision" Upcoming - Messiah Sing Dec.2 Greencrofl Sr. Cenler 9:30 a.m. ~= When you open The Goshen News, it 's like getting a history, politics, SOCiology and current events primer, all in one. And. when you think about it, the newspaper is the only truly up-to-date "textbook" there is. mhe Closhen News CALL 533-2151 !1m .umn N.lIla/EXTRA To Subscribe • , • .,. , , .. - , ..... • • - Page 160 Friday, November 16, 19900 The Record ews • Goshen police and fire department personnel contemplate a smoking manhole north of the Union. • aSian OWS cover by David Kratowicz Smoke seeped from an electrical vault and a utility access cover for several minutes before the cover was lifted by a small explosion and nash names around 6 p.m. last Sunday. First-year student Paul Koop and sophomore Darvis King were standing near the utility access cover at the south end of the Union, and believed they had been sprayed with PCBs, toxic chemicals sometimes used as electrical insulation. "We have no reason to believe there are PCBs involved," Glenn Gilben, physical plant systems supervisor, said. The cable tested negative eight years ago. He added, "Just to be sure, it was tested again this week." King and Koop had walked over to look at what appeared to be steam coming out of a hole in the cover. Although the cover rose only a few inches, nash names reportedly swept six feet up and sprayed an oily debris from melted insulation. "It was kind of like a giant nare gun, so fast," Koop said. Goshen city ftre chief Greg Weaver said there were no names, but extremely heavy smoke when his units arrived. A fault in an underground cable within 50 feet of the electrical vault is being blamed for the incident. Ken Mullet, electrical supervisor, said the 4160 volt cable is crucial as a backup feed for the main computer and telephone system. Lights were out on the north end of campus fornearly two hours as a result of the explosion, and phones were out across the entire campus. Senate formation a first step by Steve Shirk Despite the controversy over formation of a Student Senate, some believe that it is a step in the right direction. After two years of no student governmentatGC, Doug (Liechty) Caskey revived student government around 19&0 in the form of a Student Central Committee and an accompanying Student Senate. Student apathy nearly killed that experiment, according to Norm Kauffmann. Students did not want to be elected, and the Senate died within two years. SCC has grown in importance over the decade, and last spring the group of six members decided it needed broader participation to represent students better. Last week's announcement that GC had a Student Senate touched off student protests, with students complaining that they were not consulted in the process. Kauffmann fmds this "an en- • couraging and delightful kind of ferment" in contrast to the apathy of previous years; only 22% of the student body even returned their ballots in the SCC election last fall. The relationship between SCC and the Student Senate remains unclear, but the main goal is to broaden representation and studentinvolvementoncampus. SCC member Roger Martin said that this is "an experiment to see how the dynamics" of the larger group work. The envisioned changes in the SCC constitution wouldrenect the changes in composition of the student government, but would not change the functions or purposes of student government as a whole. Chuck Green, presidentofSCC, stressed that "these are the beginning steps" and do not define the fmal form thatstudentgovemment at GC wiu take. Students should contribute their ideas for student government through the representatives. Minutes from each meeting wiu be posted on the main bulletin board in each dorm and in the SCC board in the Union. Yearbook photos Posters are already up on campus announcing that yearbook pictures wiu be taken Nov. 27-30. "Everyone's invited," said junior Steve Armstrong, yearbook editor. "Getting these pictures is a big job and we'll need everyone's help." SudJow photography wiu be taking the pictures and students, staff, and faculty can order packages of photos. Junior Eunice Martin, associate editor of the yearbook explained, "people had better come now, because the photo session for winter students will come early and you may miss iL" JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!! GOD'S GIFTS· OUR RESPONSE People, Possessions, Proclamation, Place Worship series: November 4, 11, 18, 2S Noyember 16 -9: 15 Songs for Gathering -9:30 Worship Service: "Proclamation" -10:45 College-age Young Adult Class COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH 1900 SOUTH MAIN STREET. GOSHEN. INDIANA 46526 (219) 534-2405 • BT-TV brin s news to cafeteria by Jason Samuel Eating in the dining hall during the dinner hour means missing the local news for many students. Not this Friday. WSBT -TV, Channel 22, out of South Bend, will be on campus today setting up for a live remote broadcast fTOm the cafeteria The station is devoting the entire week to highlighting Goshen's people, events and businesses through advertisements and spotlight segments during their evening newscasts. Aspartoftheir"On The Road" segment, the CBS afftliate features "various towns in the area that would not get a specific focus," said WSBT's assignment editor Robert Borelli. "We send a sales force into the area a week before the broadcast to help drum up interesL We'll also be doing a feature on the college," said Borelli. Enrollment and marketing director Rich Gerig said,"Channel 22 knows we have SST, a number of international students and that this is a Mennonitecampus. They'll probably tie that together with the Middle East." According to Gerig, WSBT contacted GC in hopes of drawing advertising time from the college for the week. GC advertis·es on Channel 22 for three weeks in the fall and spring, said Gerig. He was aware of the feature segment that WSBT has been running as part of its newscasts. "I encouraged them to come to GC. It'll be fun," said Gerig. The broadcast will be set up in the southeast comer of the cafeteria, using the students as a backdrop. Monitors will be set up throughout the cafeteria for students to watch the news. In anticipation of a large turnout to watch the news broadcast first hand, Marriot will be preparing more food than usual for the students. Food service manager Terri Zura said, "I' m really excited about having Channel 22 here at Gc. I think it will make for an interesting meal. This promotes a sense of community between the kids and city residents." Phone-a-thon completes drive StudentcaJJers for the fall phone-a-thon raised $185,673.50 this year. The fall campaign ended Wednesday night. Students reached 5,379 of 7,901 potential donors in the pool and solicited 2,356 donations. That total is up from the $170,606 raised last fall. College relations released the names of top student callers on Thursday. Junior David Hubert won $50 for his efforts on behalf ofGC. Hubert raised $21,2 10 this fall. Sophomore Karin Gingrich also collected a $50 prize for soliciting 167 pledges. The money raised in the phone-a-thon goes into the GC general fund, an unrestricted fund. On average, GC students pay $2000 less than the cost of their education. Funds from the general fund help to cover the difference. Sophomore Beth Denisar related the ups and downs of soliciting donations: "Tonight I had one woman who had never given before, and just because I am a music major and she was a music major, she gave. But I also called someone tonight whose husband had recently died. Of course, I didn 'tknowquite what to say except 'I'm sorry: and 'Maybe some other time.' 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Watering the Seed
this tree arows
OD my insidrs.
its roots ella deep
into my stomacb
on rralile earth.
tbe eartb II turuecl
deepened enouab ror this plant to arow
and reacb Its sharp brancbes
blab through my beart
tbrougb my throat
Into my sort brain.
pierdng with the knowledge there
or something relt berore.
and relt now.
this tree Is not a areen
or lire and or bope.
tbese Ie.ves are sbrlveled
and slowly raD
coating my earthen heart
wltb .... ttering brown leaves.
this tree with Its rougb
scratches and tickles
and as my body ftoats
throuah the world outside
It wants to remove tbe seed.
but the seed bas always been there
when It's red
does tbe tree arow.
la s encoura es ac Ion
by Robin Schmoyer
Racial tensions and the civil rights movement are still
alive said Juan Williams, writer for the Washington Post,
Tuesday night in the Umble Center.
The author of Eyes on the Prize- America' s Civil Rights
Years 1954-65, Williams focused on a personal level, saying
that each individual can make a difference in eliminating
racial tension in our society.
Williams reported that there are more racial tensions in
American high schools and colleges than in most other
sectors of American life. "The reason, I think, is that for the
most part, Americans, especially young Americans, are
being fed a lie that makes them resentful and angrywhites
toward blacks, blacks toward whites, or Hispanics
toward blacks, etc.," he said.
The anger, he explained, is evident in the increased use of
drugs, in soaring crime rates, and even in the lyrics of
today's rock 'n' roll and rap music.
Williams said that one of the myths fogging our vision of
what civil rights is really about in this countty and in our
society is a "romantic vision of what took place during the
I 960s. A romance, if you will, with the civil rights revolution."
The typical mindset nowadays, he explained, is that since
Martin Luther King Jr. is dead, so is the civil rights revolution.
"People tend to focus on Dr. King and somehow insist that
he led the civil rights movement ... It would be a mistake
to see him as simply one man who came on the American
scene like some kind of satellite [ who) just came in a flash
of glory and somehow changed America out of this racist
path," he said.
''Each and every one of us is a history maker. We are
people who make American history today and tomorrow ..
. Once you realize that, there's some obligation to exercise
your individual power in changing the society, and many
people prefer not to do that," he said.
Williams explained that when people talk of the civil
rights era they talk of the big names and events such as Dr.
King and the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycotts. But what they
_~ ____________________ .., don't see, he explained, is the "genius of
• Creative arts Issue fall '90
see pages 5 -12
American democracy, the wonder of what
see Williams page 4
• Friday: Partly cloudy;
High 61 Low 55
• Saturtlay: Sunny & cool;
High 52 Low 45
• Sunday: Partly sunny;
High 53 Low 41
American life •
Page 2 CJ Friday. November 16. 1990 CJ The Record
We have the power
"Each and every one of us is a history maker . . .," said Juan
Williams. ". : .Once you realize that, there's some obligation to
exercise your individual power in changing the society ... "
Many of us were inspired by Williams Tuesday evening. We
heard stories of individuals-Barbara Johns, Rosa Parks, E.D.
Nixon-who exercised their individual power LO make hisLOry in the
civil rights movemenL. We were challenged LO change our own
society. "There is not one person here tonight who has less power or
education than the people who made a difference in the movement,"
Yet it was also disheartening to hear that racial tensions in
America are increasing-especially in high schools and colleges.
This made me recall just hours before when the Psychology 317 class
for RAs had meL. That evening we concluded a two-part series on
racism. In the fll'St pan we watched the movieEthnic Notions. It showed
how SLercotypeS and entertainment figures like the sambo, pickaninny,
and cobn have subtly shaped our cultural attitudes LOward blacks.
In our second meeting we listened to a panel of students Lell of
their own experiences of racism on the GC campus. The forms that
hidden racism and racial jokes Lalc:esurprised me. One black male LOld
us that every time he enLered one floormaLe's room, the floormaLe
would turn on rap music just because he thought it was "cool."
But the students aren't the only ones who need LO change their
attitudes. The administration needs to worle on the hiring of minority
faculty and also put a bigger effort into the recruitment of minority
students. The fact that we did notreccive a grant for the multicultural
cenLer should not be an excuse to sit around and :.vait to begin
• programmmg. ,
If we are going LO change these attitudes we need to SLart with
ourselves. We do have an obligation to change society. As Williams
said, "The lruth is that we have this power, each individual, LO make
the bran flake days
Dear Mom and Dad:
Sometimes wedon 'tknow why
we check our mailboxes so often.
More often than not, it's junk mail.
One piece of junk hasn't arrived
yet, though: our draft notice. But it
If a state of emergency or declaration
of war occurs, a 10tLery
will be held within 24 hours using
(male) names regislered with the
Selective Service. Every birthday
has a number, and those chosen
are drafted in the order picked.
If you're in the beginning
numbers, you'll be immediately
notified by mailgram that you've
won! In other words, you're
Anyone know that it could
happen so fast? We didn't very
Yeah,yeah, war with Iraq hasn't
officially been declared yet The
thing is, it could be, and we aren't
QuiLe a few people on campus
are prepared on one level: they're
aware of the possibility of the drafL,
and they're scared. We hear this in
conversations mainly amongst
circles of men, though a few
women are aware that now they
too are eligible (processing the
women may Lalc:e a bit longer, as
they aren't already regisLered, but
Being a college student isn't a
draftexemption,eithcr, by the way.
So. If you're of traditional college
age, deemed sufficiently
healthy by the government and
ra t 'winners'
don't. fit one of .t heir str,a nge e. x-empbon
categones, you re gomg
to have LO make a choice.
If there is a drafL, we see at least
One, the obvious: go to war.
There is a choice, here, of working
in a noncombatant role. -
Two, file under Conscientious
ObjecLOr status. That is an accepted
choice with the government -
there's even a little box to check
on your mailgram. But checking a
box is not the end of it; thecomplicated
procedure to convince the
draft board of the sincerity of your
convictions is a lot harder than
Three, pack your bags and head
Four, scrap the above options
and make a proleSt out of the war,
i.e., go to jail. This rejects cooperation
with the government on
any level and bogs down the court
sYSLem. Moreover, it renews the
wibless against war itself which
has been largely 10sL, now that CO
status is a valid governmental option.
These are the options, folks.
Like it or noL, if war comes, these
are the options.
Women and men, please. Do
yourself a favor, be optimistic and
assume the war will not happen. A
little prayer is not out of order here
But please be realistic and
prepare for it in case war does
come. Ta1Ic LO your advisor about
getting the proper forms; read them
through or maybe even fill them
It's a good exercise in stating
your beliefs anyway, and if the
lottery calls your number, you're
only going LO have 19 days to fill
out two different sets of very complicated
We don't want LO scare anyone
unnecessarily, but this is a big issue.
We're not political analysts,
but the actions and rheLOric of late
are pointing toward war. Troops
are being sent at a rale surpassing
even V ieblam, and we doubt the
150,000 new troops called on
Sunday are joining them for a Lea
Then again, maybe they are;
let's not assume the worst. But on
the slight chance that Lea isn't on
the President's mind, we for two
say, let's (in our way) prepare for
war. Because they are (in theirs).
It was a good idea, to write this
lenerwith my roommate but we're
having a little trouble. Apparently,
our basic approach is differenL.
ing on a clear, starlit, autumn night
... with a gun straLegically hidden
inyourbackpack ... exceptthat Letters to the Editor we're pacifists .. .
. You see, when I wrile, I SLart
with a flow of thoughts. The writing
Lalc:es shape as I go, and then I
revise and Slructure laLer.
A lot of people say they're paci- G h ff I"
~~~~t!U~i':f,~U:/!;t:nt:j,:!;~ reen ouse e ect a rea Ity thy on campus about significant
l, on the other hand, start with an
_ outline, anddon' t start writing until
lknow what I' m going to say. And
I've written this column before,
and it was pretty good, if l may say
(You may.) But that's why we
haven't gonen very far: I don't
know what we're
world events, like the Middle East ~egarding SLeveShirk'sarticle
situation. on the "Greenhouse Conspiracy"
Yeah ... I've found already that in last week's Record, a few facts:
it's easy LO get caught up in our In an inte~ational congress on
little campus community and ig- global warming .last week, over
nore what's going on outside; not l one hunCI llmelll is failing lIS.
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