Lamar University Press (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 22, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 19, 1980 Page: 3 of 8
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UNIVERSITY PRESS November 19,1980*3
Ballet/book review/concert j
Science still needs
few more answers
concepts like “Pattern,” “Feedback,” and
The book is lavishly illustrated with
Conversations with famous scientists
are interspersed throughout.
It is a book to be read slowly, pondered
There are, however, some serious
problems in “The Search for Solutions.”
Chief among them is the book's failure to
notice that the future of mankind just hap-
pens to be threatened by the fruits of scien-
This strikes me as no minor omission.
The standard response, that there is a
gulf between science and technology, is
belied at many points in the book by exam-
ples of the intimate connections between
the two enterprises.
Judson savors his conversations with
brilliant and charming Nobel Prize win-
ners, but he gives no indication that they
are human beings who step out of their
laboratories into social and political
worlds in which their discoveries are used
for good or evil.
The clear and present dangers demand
that scientists and citizens, especially
people with the kind of intellectual range
possessed by Judson, focus on the relation-
ship between science and the state.
Although Judson is spectacularly good in
his ability to explain difficult concepts in
biology, physics, chemistry and geology,
he is weak in the social sciences.
There is a good section on economics,
and there are some insightful
methodological observations on the social
But these fields are, in general, poorly
represented in the book.
There are some other problems, most of
them inherent in the chronicle of a love af-
When you’re in love with someone, that
person's pimples and blemishes somehow
seem to escape your notice. Judson does
mention a couple of famous scientific
But “The Search for Solutions” leaves
one with the impression that the
laboratories of university science depart-
ments and research institutes are
populated solely by intellectual saints.
The fact, of course, is that those
laboratories contain about the same
proportions of fools and rogues as are to be
found out on the street.
Viewed in this light, the ac-
complishments of contemporary science
are even more impressive.
There are additional criticisms one
might make. None of them, however,
changes the face that Horace Freeland
Judson is superb in his explication of scien-
tific knowledge, its history and philosophy.
We are fortunate, therefore, to have
"The Search for Solutions.”
THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS
by Horace Freeland Judson
Holt, Rinehart and Winston: $16.95
‘Carmina Burana’ corps performs Sunday—
(Left to right) Marilyn Hattier, Pati Paulino, Karen Hightower, Victoria Vittum and Pam
Photo by SHAWN PR ABLEK
Ballet displays many talents
A UP review
By BECKY MOSS
The dedicated and appreciative audien-
ce that braved the rain and cold Sunday af-
ternoon for the final performance of the
Lamar Ballet Company’s production of
“Carmina Burana” were well rewarded
for their effort.
Julio de Bittencourt’s choreography was
imaginative, often spectacular, and
designed to be within the range of the
young dancers in his company. He used
classical, American and folk ballet styles
with a deft hand to display the best talents
of each dancer.
The ensemble was professionally
polished, with each member displaying en-
thusiam and dedication to the overall ex-
cellence of the performance. Even during
the few difficulties inherent in any live
production, the cast carried on without
missing a jete or glissade.
Many of the feature performances
deserve special praise. The corps de ballet
in the first and third acts danced with a
grace and proficiency that showed talent
and many hours of hard work.
The corps was composed of Karen
Hightower, Port Arthur freshman; Pam
Stevens, Hattiesburg, Miss., freshman;
Marilyn Hattier, New Orleans freshman;
Pati Paulino, Port Arthur graduate
student; Victoria Vittum, Port Arthur
senior; Dana Williams, Beaumont junior;
and Ann Moorhouse, Beaumont senior.
Moorhouse was excellent in her solo part
of the Swan. Her fragile beauty, dramatic
ability and dance technique blended so
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well that the audience could almost see a
The delicacy of Moorhouse’s swan was a
complete contrast to the heavy mood of the
rest of the second act. DeBittencourt
developed a foreboding background for the
sensuous dance sequence that was an in-
teresting contrast to the feel of the
festivity and pageantry of the ballet.
Guest artist Jerry Sallier, and Portland,
Texas, senior Richard Landry and Port
Neches senior Michael Smith, as principal
male dancers, gave fine performances.
Smith’s pas de deux with Hightower in
the last act brought spontaneous applause
from the audience. The couple displayed
fine technique, control, and expression.
Their dancing conveyed the chaste af-
fection of courtly love prevelant in
medieval life and literature.
Hightower enchanted the audience
earlier in her solo performance as Queen
of the Games. The audience, responding to
her fairy princess beauty, wanted to ap-
plaud but the next number began too
Suzanne Blanchard, Houston
sophomore, was regal in her performance
as Fate, the portent of disaster throughout
In his role as Jester, Paul Gautier, West
Orange freshman, gave an outstanding
rendering of a character that symbolizes
man thumbing his nose at fate.
The beautiful costuming for the produc-
tion was done by Mrs. E.V. Miller of Vidor.
The costumes ranged from simple but
distinctive peasant dress to elaborate 13th
century gowns of the nobility.
Andrews’ TV special set
When it comes to Mary Poppins, you’re
either a fan or you’re not—but the dourest
of Julie Andrews’ critics will be hard
pressed to "humbug” her latest stage
“Julie Andrews’ Invitation to the Dance
with Rudolf Nureyev” airs Nov. 30 on CBS
with breathtaking performances from Ann
Reinking, ballerina Eva Evdokimova,
Sandman Sims, the Green Grass Cloggers
and Peggy Lyman who turns Martha
Graham’s Joan of Arc into a song of fluid
Nureyev is so good you overlook the fact
he sings like a bullfrog with sore adenoids.
Miss Andrews makes up the difference.
The spectacular—part of “The CBS
Festival of Lively Arts for Young
People”—was taped at the Merriweather
Post Pavillion in Columbia, Md., before an
audience ranging from toddlers to teen-
agers and much of its charm flows from
camera shots of their faces, radiant and
transfixed at the mastery of Nureyev and
It’s not just an event. It’s a celebration.
How does a fly walk on the ceiling? (No,
it’s not suction cups.)
Why do elephants have those big thin
How come a mouse who falls off a ladder
scampers away while a man who falls off
the same ladder goes to the hospital?
What's a quark?
Why all the fuss about Einstein?
Answers to these questions and many
more are to be found in “The Search for
Solutions,” but the book is more than a
collection of interesting scientific facts.
Horace Freeland Judson has polished up
the scrapbook he has kept during the cour-
se of his love affair with science. This was
no passing infatuation, but true love, the
real thing. Judson may the world’s best
So although lengthy documentation of
other people’s love affairs usually
becomes tiresome before too long, this one
“The Search for Solutions” offers the
layperson an accurate overview of current
scientific knowledge of the physical world.
It also touches the highlights of the
history of the physical sciences and deals
lucidly with major questions concerning
the nature of scientific inquiry.
Readers who are indifferent to science
or perhaps a little scared by it will be
pleasantly surprised. “The Search for
Solutions” contains wonderful stories, full
of character and suspense. There’s the
great Linus Pauling, in bed with a cold,
putting down a mystery novel to play with
a piece of paper.
He sketches some molecules on it, folds
it, and finds that he has solved a basic
problem in molecular biology, the struc-
ture of protein chains.
There’s a British amateur astronomer
who gazes at the stars, night after night,
year after year. Using the unaided eye or
simple binoculars, he finds four new
comets and corrects hundreds of errors in
the standard astronomical charts.
There’s also a young American scientist
who wants to inform people about an im-
pending earthquake. She does not,
however, want to contribute to a general
panic, which might create an international
incident, for she believes the quake will oc-
cur in Mexico.
Collaborating with a group of Mexican
scientists, she sets out her instruments
discreetly. Before too long the earth begins
“The Search for Solutions” is organized
according to a series of themes derived
from scientific knowledge and method,
Natalie Cole rocked, discoed, and belted out
the blues with a heartful soul that stunned the
audience at her Beaumont Civic Center concert
Her co-star, Lou Rawls, smoothed, mellowed
and “loved” the same audience out of its collec-
Cole sang some of her hits like “I Love You
So” and “Gimme Some Time” and got tremen-
dous audience response. She sang “Don’t Look
Back” from her latest album and got the same
thundering applause. .
She performed a medley of songs that her
dad, Nat King Cole, had made famous, in-
cluding “Impossible,” “Mona Lisa” and the un-
forgettable “Unforgettable." The latter was
done as a duet with her father's recording. It
brought a tear to her eye and to the eyes of
many in the audience.
As she closed her performance, Cole had had
the audience rocking in their seats for 45
She left a crowd shouting for more.
Rawls also rocked the fans, but in a very
laid-back style. He had them eating out of his
hand and ready to follow him anywhere.
Singing his hits like “Stormy Monday,”
“Lady Love” and “You’ll Never Find Another
Love Like Mine” from a list of over 40 hit
albums, Rawls brought the audience to its feet.
But the high point of the concert for almost
everyone was the closing duet. Rawls and Cole
sang a medley of songs from George Ger-
shwin’s operetta “Porgy and Bess.”
Text and photoi by BECKY MOSS
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