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Abilene Christian University
Volume 78. Number 30
Wednesday January 10 1990
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Band receives national
By Todd Scott
For the third time in ACU history the
Symphonic Band has been invited to per-
form at the College Band Director
Educators National Association annual
convention said Gary Lewis director of
The Symphonic Band was chosen by an
audio audition tape to perform before the
convention which will meet Feb. 1 at the
University of Oklahoma in Norman.
"This is the first time in 11 or 12 years
that we've been asked to play" Lewis
said. "As far as national exposure it's the
most important thing that has happened to
"This convention is the Southwest Uivi-
rowtlng for books
Becca Tolbort sophomore secondary
from Odessa looks for textbooks In the
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Cancer takes Carter's life
.Dr. George Carter associate professor
of English died Thursday in a local hos-
pital. " Friends and family remembered Carter
at memorial services Saturday at Hillcrest
Church of Christ.
He was diagnosed as suffering from
acute leukemia in the fall of 1986. He con-
tinued to teach after the illness was
diagnosed but he later cut back his class
schedule. The disease went into remission
He came to ACU in 1968 as an assistant
irofessor His specialized teaching fields
ncluded linguistics Old English and Old
He was a longtime sponsor of ACU's
chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor
Society and he was a frequent speaker for
the Christian Education Sundays program
sponsored by ACU in the past.
Carter graduated from high school In
Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Bible and Greek from ACU
in 1950. He earned a Master of Arts
degree in English from North Texas State
University in 1968 and was awarded a
The Students' Association will kick ofFthc
spring semester with the "Wc Can Make
You Laugh Show" a game show it will
bring to campus Jan. 20
The Kramer Agency the corporation
that brought "Blizzard of Bucks" to ACU
produces the show.
"This show was presented to Hardin-
Simmons University students last fall and
was a great success" said Wes Smith SA
K resident. "In fact it was the top show for
Earner last fall."
The singing group Acappclla plans to
end its world tour Feb. 4 with ACU as Its
"They chose us for their final show
because they said ACU is the best place
out of all their stops" Smith said.
The SA plans to distribute discount
cards to students for certain restaurants
and other businesses the first week of Feb-
ruary. Sadie Hawkins Week has been sched
sion of CBDENA" he said. "Only three
Texas schools will perform."
He said Southwest Texas State Univer-
sity and Lamar University are the other
Texas universities invited to the conven-
tion. Members have been working on the
musical selections since they auditioned
for the convention in October said Becky
White senior elementary education major
"Being invited to the convention has
meant that we've had to get our material
together earlier" White said. "It's been a
lot more intense than in the past."
The Symphonic Band will perform "In-
troduction and Rondo" by Ingolf Dahl;
"Portrait of Days and Nights On Lake
Como" by Robert Carl; "Concertino in
Roy Cwtj Whit kOpllmW
day. Students braved crowded aisles and long lines to
have supplies for the first week of classes.
Doctor of Education degree in the college
teaching of English from East Texas State
University in 1978.
A member of Hillcrest Church of
Christ Carter served as a Church of
Christ minister in Ardmore Okla. from
1951-54; in Oklahoma City from 1954-56;
in San Benito from 1956-59; in Texarkana
from 1959-64; and in Weutherford from
1964-68. He also was a Bible class teacher
at each congregation.
At Southwestern Christian College
Carter served as assistant to the president
purchasing and maintenance ad-
ministrator cafeteria supervisor and in-
structor of Greek and English. He taught
freshman and sophomore English while
working on his doctorate at ETSU in
Carter's professional memberships in-
cluded the Linguistic Association of the
Southwest the Conference of College
Teachers of English and the Conference
on College Composition and Communica-
tion. Carter's son David teaches in the
Department of Management Sciences.
to kick off
uled for March 5-10 Smith said.
George Gallup Jr. author of the Gallup
Poll will speak at ACU March.29.
The Hot Potato Lectures a project of
the SA Spiritual Life Committee will
continue through most of the semester.
"Possibly another 'Battle of the Bands'
contest will be conducted in April which
is a competition among several bands to
see who is number one" Smith said.
Smith also said a major pop band prob-
ably will perform on campus sometime in
April. The SA Major Entertainment
Committee Is making the concert ar-
rangements. The spring SA weekend movies include
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Jan. 12-13; "Field of Dreams" Jan. 19-
20; "Dead Poets Society" Feb. 2-3; "The
Secret of Nimh" Feb. 23-24; "Eight Men
Out" March 2-3; "Gorillas in the Mist"
March 9-10; "The Looney Looney Bugs
Bunny Movie" March 30-31; "Honey!
Shrunk the Kids" April 6-7) "The
Abyss" April 13-14; and "Stand and
Deliver" April 27-28.
E-Flat" by Albrcchtsberger which will
feature a faculty trumpet sdfo by John
Daniels assistant professor of music; "Co-
lonial Song" by Percy Grainger; and
"Valencia" the third movement of a
larger work "Escalcs (Ports of Call)" by
The latter piece will be the first perfor-
mance of the orchestra work transcribed
for band by Lewis.
Members of the band will leave for the
convention Jan. 30 Lewis said. The band
members plan to conduct two concerts in
the DallasFort Worth area Jan. 31. They
will perform at the convention Feb. I.
The performances during the trip will
take the place of the band's annual tour.
Lewis said an additional tour would take
too much time away from the students'
LeacHhg the masses
Dr. I)6nald Daiiey of Arizona State University directs during a rehoarsal Fri-
day tor the Christian College Choral Festival In Cullen Auditorium. The group
wasthade up of students from ACU Crowley's Ridge College Faulkner Uni-
versity Lubbock Christian University Harding University York College
Freed-Hardeman College and David Lipscomb University. The group per-
formed Saturday at the Abilene Civic Center.
"Wc are very sensitive to the fact that
these are students" he said. "However
this is most certainly educational."
"A lot of people don't realize that par-
ticipating in the band Is academic" Lewis
sid "In studying music wc study art
science and literature. I feel that music is
just as important to a well-educated per-
son as other areas of academia."
Because the convention will be con-
ducted at the University of Oklahoma the
band's performance is especially important
to Lewis a graduate of that institution.
"It will be like a big homecoming for
me" Lewis said. "But most of all I'm re-
ally proud of the students. They've work-
ed hard to represent the university in a
Managing News Editor
The 1990 Sing Song hosts and hostesses
and production staff retreated to Marble
Falls Friday-Sunday to begin learning
music for the Feb. 16-17 shows said Jeff
Berryman director of university events.
"It was a time we could all get away to a
place where we could concentrate and get
a lot of work done" Berryman said.
Jeannette Lipford assistant professor of
voice served as "vocal coach" at the
retreat Berryman said.
The hosts and hostesses also met
Thursday in downtown Dallas to get a feel
for life ort the streets and have their pic-
tures taken -for the Sing -Song program
.which Will; be in the form of a tabloid
.senior an major from Piano.
Rehearsals for class and club acts begin
Jan. 22 Berryman said.
Themes for the classes are: freshmen
street workmen; sophomores Christmas
in the city; juniors Domino's Pizza
deliverers; and seniors Ghostbusters.
Men's club themes are: Gamma Sigma
Phi barbers; Centurion gangs; Trojans
road kills; Sub T-16 Mafia and police;
Galaxy cops and robbers; and Frater
Sodalis Central Park West (Texas That
Themes for the women s clubs arc:
Alpha Theta Chi Omega bag ladies to
showgirls; Ko Jo Kal stewardesses; Delta
Theta traffic lights; Tri Kappa Gamma
street mimes; GATA shopping bags; and
Sigma Theta Chi "42nd Street."
All class and club themes will relate to
the overall Sing Song theme "Takin it to
"We're trying to make the whole show
integrated and interrelated to the theme"
The Sing Song committee is promoting
the show with billboards will begin going
up around town next week he said.
The hosts and hostesses will perform at
two Kiwanis clubs in the next few weeks
Tickets for the three Sing Song shows
currently are available by mail and will go
on sale in the ticket window of the Cam-
pus Center Monday Tickets are $6 $7
Berryman said freshmen interested in
being ushers should meet Thursday at
5: 1 5 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium.
Smith said some basic crew people are
still needed. Anyone interested should
come by Room 220 of Zcllner Hall or call
Trip to England p. 5
Students can visit England during
Maymcster with Dr. Preston Harper
and receive credit for class
Doctor of Rock p. 3
Charles Felix of the Department of
Geology teaches students to appreci-
Basketball p. 4
Men's and women's basketball
teams prepare for the Lone Star Con-
trash diaper ban
MONTPELIER Vt. (AP) - Gov.
Madeleine Kunin wants Vermont to
become the first state to ban all
disposable diapers but her plan is be-
ing trashed by some including day-
care operators who want no part of a
mountain of cloth.
"The time has come to be responsi-
ble and to find the way to say yes
yes to required statewide recycling to
bans on certain polluting products to
changes in lifestyle" Kunin said in
her state of the state speech last week.
Law gives access
to religious clubs
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush
administration is urging the Supreme
Court to uphold a 1984 law requiring
public high schools to give student
religious groups the same access to fa-
cilities as they do to students who
belong to such organizations as chess
and scuba diving clubs.
The justices were to hear arguments
today in a Nebraska case that some
say could mean returning religion and
prayer to public schools.
Solicitor General Kenneth W.
Starr the administration's chief
courtroom lawyer said equal access
for religious clubs does not violate the
separation of church and state man-
dated by the Constitution's
for aid to rebuild
WASHINGTON (AP) - Panama
may be looking for far more money to
rebuild its crippled economy than the
United States can afford according to
lawmakers who visited the Central
Panamanian Vice President Ricardo
Arias Calderon suggested an initial
one-year aid contribution of $15
billion to help repair damage caused
by the Dec. 20 American invasion a
House member said Monday.
"Obviously we can and should
help ease the immediate suffering
caused by the invasion" said Rep.
Gerry Studds D-Mass
The Optimist sincerely apologizes
for reporting in the Dec. 8 edition
that the intramural team Better With
Age was credited with winning the
3-on-3 Division I basketball champi-
onship. How You Like Me Now
defeated Better With Age in the Divi-
sion I finals and won the champion-
ship. We regret any inconvience this
may have caused.
We also appologizc for reporting in
the Dec. 6 edition of the Optimist that
the LEC has recorded 28329 visits
from 2795 individuals and 38002
hours of service "through the 13th
wcel of the fall semester." In reality
the jours of service were for the
1988-89 school year - fall 1988 and
spring and summer 1989.
We also regret reporting that the
workers of the LEC "have estimated
they will record" 101700 visits to the
center and 129786 total hours of ser-
vice "by the end of the school year."
Since opening the LEC in fall 1984
through the 13th week of the fall
semester workers at the LEC have
recorded 101700 visits and 129786
total hours of service.
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