erything from Reggae bands to break-dance
competitions, from food snoos to the Sis-
tine Basement, from Mellow Mondays to
Fall and winter terms went well under the
leadership of President Bev Hart, Vice-Presi-
dent Betsy Blake, treasurer Peter D.
"Chip", "Ace", "Goodnewsbadnews",
McMichael, social chairmen Jeff Holland
and Bill Swift, and head waiter Mark
Steiner. The most dangerous of the cabinet
positions, however, is the kitchen manager.
One bad decision about what type of meal
the house might like and it's instant abuse.
Bravely risking life and limb to plan meals
for F & M were Sherri Schwenke and John
Toler. Laudatory comments often heard
during meals were "Positive," "Terrific,"
and "Is this the Dead?"
The social chairmen got the year off to a
good start with a Saturday afternoon Reg-
gae party featuring the group Sunfire. Al-
though several bands played at F & M dur-
ing the year, the most notable ones were
Atlanta recording artists Love Tractor and
Davidson's own Other Bright Colors, featur-
ing F & M's Joe Jaworski. OBC played at
Hattie's Night, which is the night for excess.
Spring term heralded the election of the
new officers. Sherri Schwenke, having
demonstrated her proficiency as a kitchen
manager, was elected president. Her cabi-
net consists of vice-president Catherine
Melton, treasurer Mark Steiner, social chair-
men Dave "Party Guy" Resnik, and Paul
"the P-man" Price, head waiter Boyd Black-
burn, and kitchen managers Rachel Stew-
art and Dave Brown.
No graduating senior will ever be able to
exactly reproduce Fannie and Mabel's deli-
cious rolls in his own kitchen, but every F &
M alumnus will remember the finest south-
ern cooking available to man.
— Randy Stroud
Roy Martin pensively watches the "goings on" of an F
& M reggae party-
Have another drink! Senior Andy Scott offers a beer to
a Hattie's Night guest.
Dave "the party guy"
Resnik takes a break from the
74/ PATTERSON COURT
As usual, the bar is where you'll find the action.
F& M: First row: J Kelly. B. Hall. A. Scott. M. Hill. M
Johnston. J. Hendrix. M. Barber. Second row; B
Hopkins. P. Price. C. Melton, J. La Brec. C. Hessler. C
Short. M. Torrence, F Gibson. F Brandon, M. Alford, C
McMichael. S. Schwenke, C. Elyea. Third row: D
Voorhis, R. Martin, J. Mann, J. Van Dell. D, Brown, G
Sladcik, R. Barber. R. Stewart. B. Crone. Fourth row: J.
Holland, B. Blackburn. B. Hart. S. Ross, J. Toler, J.
Abrams, J. Rice. B. Geiger, R. Avery. C. Hobson. J.
Cook. Fifth row: B. Swift. W. White, J. McLain, M.
F & M/75
Phi Gamma Delta
The fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta,
which lives in a Pizza Hut with purple doors,
is a diverse yet tightly knit group, known
informally as the Fijis. On any given week-
end one could find Fijis at a Grateful Dead
concert, playing a twenty-four hour volley-
ball game to benefit the community, or rid-
ing the purple bus around town.
One thing is certain — all Fijis go away
from Davidson College with more than a
degree. Although Fijis pride themselves on
their number of campus leaders, they do
not often let academics get in the way of a
good party. Fiji parties are a tradition on
campus, from the legendary "Mellow Mon-
days" to the popular "Strawberry Fields
Party." The Fiji band parties, ranging from
reggae to bluegrass to New Wave, are the
talk of the campus. In the absence of band
parties, weekend trips for the Fijis vary
from mountain weekends to the annual
"Fiji Island" at North Myrtle Beac^.
When a Fiji cannot leave town on a week-
end, he will probably be seen bright and
early Saturday morning, working in some
townperson's yard as a part of one of the
weekly Fiji workdays. The Fijis also take
weekly jaunts to the community center to
play with the kids.
Whatever the extracurricular aspects, Fi-
jis are proud to say that they consistently
maintain the highest GPA of Davidson's fra-
ternities. Getting to know the Fijis is easy,
but putting a label on them is not.
— Marshall Johnston
Some parties call for full regalia.
"Get on the bus — pay your fare — tell your driver
that you're going to a Fiji affair."
FIJI: First row: J. Kelly, S. Cashion, D. Brown, L.
Lasner. C. Elyea, J. Morgan, B. Blackburn, R. Martin,
D. Resnik, F Ehrman, J. Jaworski, R. Lee, A. Scott, J.
Mann. M. Johnston. Second row: D. Garlington, J.
Cook, A. Reische, T. Ridenour, J. Holland, T. Hissam, D.
West. Third row: J. Tillbury, H. Jensen, J. Van Dell, G.
Howe, B. Swift, R. Avery, M. Steiner, P, Price.
Aliens in Davidson? Freshman Sean Moser drops In
on a KA party.
After decorating the Christmas tree, Jeff McSwain,
David Dendy, and his date have some "Yuletide
KA: First row: J. Park, S. Mule, G. Muphry, D. Dendy.
Second Row: B. Hay, S. Redding, C. Northrup, J. Brei-
denstine, M. Keeley, T. Grimes, C. Detweiler, T. Bowen,
H. Hall, J. Wright, J. Cobb, M. Wilkenson, S. Beaver, G.
Booth, T. Holt, B. Cobb, W. Shreve, R. Dodd, E. Aiken.
Third row: F Kalmbach, R. Odum, S. Dallas, J. Hamil-
ton, S. Dockery, F Williams, L. Zbinden, J. Ferguson,
S. Weaver, D. Coxe. Fourth row: J. McEwen, T. Sach-
ten, J. McSwain, J. Rogers, M. Batten, P. Coggins, C.
Fishback, J. Shaw, R. Peek, S. Counts, T. McKean, R.
Vaughn, J. Hamilton. Fifth row: G. Smith, D. Flowers,
C. Carrol, K. Bahr, J. Calvin. B. Davis. R. Willingham.
M. Mottingham, S. Hay.
78/ PATTERSON COMMUNITY
The smiles of Southern Gentlemen John Breiden
stine. J-T. Lay, and Mike Keeley are enough to melt any
Yankee s heart.
Paul Coggins, KA brother, and his two sma
create a sensation with this pose.
Kappa Alpha's Sigma Chapter returned
to campus this year with pride after having
clinched its second consecutive J. Edgar
Hoover Award for chapter excellence. The
award this year was the only one given in
the entire Kappa Alpha Order, based on the
strong showing of Davidson's own South-
Without slowing down to allow such an
award to swell its collective head, Sigma
began a strong rush program as well as an
outstanding record of social service activi-
ties. Many brothers engaged in projects and
oganizations such as Student Government,
the Y, fund raising for Muscular Dystrophy,
as well as a charity disco co-sponsored with
the Black Student Coalition.
In addition, brothers, pledges, and guests
enjoyed a wide variety of activities spon-
sored by the social committee. Along with
mixers and the (in)famous "Over the Hump
Parties," Sigma's social calendar was high-
lighted by groups like Zenon, The Surf, and
The Voltage Brothers, who provided the
tunes for the Midwinters bash at the Char-
lotte Marriott. Nevertheless, the KA social
event of the year was Heritage Week, which
the brothers celebrated in typical southern
style with skeet shooting, a gold tourna-
ment, a pig picking, and the annual barn
The active brothers of Sigma were not
the only ones recognized this year, howev-
er. Mr. Charles McCrary, Sr. ('21) of Ashe-
boro received KA's highest alumni award,
the Knight Commander's Accolade. Mean-
while, the chapter continued its quest for
excellence in a wide variety of activities on
campus, from the clothes for Kenya drive
to the IMAC basketball championship, won
by the house team. Supreme Court. It was a
banner year for the Southern Gents, who
maintain a diversity of personality but a
unity of purpose.
— George Booth
The Vai! Commons opened in 1981, and
ever since the future of Patterson Court has
been uncertain. Eating houses have been
forced to compete with the formidable col-
lege dining service. Some houses have not
been able to survive. ETC was the first to
fall. At the beginning of this year, the Fight-
ing Sheep of ATO announced that they
would close at the end of Fall term because
of low membership. Other houses are also
suffering from low membership. It seems
that independent, coed eating houses
might become a thing of the past.
But one house on the Court seems to
defy the current trend. While other houses
struggle for survival, Pax is thriving with 88
members. PAX's newly elected president at-
tributes the club's success to a history of
strong leadership from its executive board.
Two years ago, president Lee McCormick
led a very successful drive to recruit fresh-
men. President Drew Wells continued this
What is it that attracts freshmen to Pax?
Murray Simpson, 1984-85 president, be-
lieves that the club's "relaxed atmosphere
appeals to a lot of students." Many of the
members spend their afternoons at the
house playing bridge and volleyball.
One advantage of high membership is
financial stability, PAX has accumulated an
impressive bank account and has also been
able to spend a great deal on house im-
provements. This year the house pur-
chased a new stereo system, a new televi-
sion, a microwave oven, new living room
furniture and a Casablanca ceiling fan as a
In addition to house improvements, PAX
has managed to offer an attractive social
program. The Spongetones appeared at
PAX early in the year. Also, the social com-
mittee has experimented with some new
ideas such as a Christmas "Formal" and a
Mardi Gras party. And, of course, the hot
tub is a favorite among all the members.
In spite of the success it has enjoyed,
PAX must fight for survival like all the other
independent houses on the court. Last year,
PAX recruited 35 freshmen. This spring
only 25 freshmen selected PAX. Simpson
explains that the independent houses must
work hard to compete not only with the
Commons; the growing popularity of the
women's eating houses is also a threat to
PAX. But Simpson adds that competition
can also serve as an advantage to indepen-
Enjoying an elegant dinner, Betsy Blake and Elizabeth
Flanders share a private joke.
Pax-ites go for a quick hug before supper. It increases
dent houses, forcing members to run the
houses efficiently and to make a "genuine
effort to meet the needs of the freshmen. "
— Dick Richards
Mo one leaves PAX without consulting (and discuss-
ing) the social calendar.
PAX: First row: M. Jones. D. Richards, H. Gaston, J.
Lindsley, D. Davis, P. Seilars, K. Lorenz, M. Simpson,
K. Gratto, M. Antley, P Baird, C. Suhr, D. Juengst.
Second row: T Ghiradelli, K. McLean, P. Fishback, B.
Starnes, E. Hay, D. McGee, J. Branch, S. Pruett, K.
Gatchel, D Elleman, E. Oerter, L. Brown. E. Simpson,
M. McKibben, D. Wells. Third row: W. Inge, C. Baggett,
J, Evans, T McGaughey, K, Kirkpatrick, D. Schretter,
J. Clark, W, Fulks, C. Woods, J. Steans. S. Brady, J.
Cooper, C. Soderstrom, K. Clark, S. Bryant, E. Field.
Fourth row: T. Allen, S. Lewis. B Brice. R. Hollenbeck.
S. Otto. K. Fromm, P LaDue, H. Van Deventer, B. Von
Stein, J. Morrisett, B. Brechtelsbauer, J. Munson, J.
Spencer, H, Jensen. Not pictured: B. Bigger.
PAXites demonstrate another ratio: teetotalers: 1. con
Pi Kappa Alpha
After losing a great senior class to gradu-
ation, the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha took
on the challenge of making this past year as
great and successful as the previous one
had been. And they, in their own right, suc-
The big event of the fall was the Annual
Haunted House. Kimmel House, thoughtful-
ly donated by its residents, was trans-
formed into a hellish manse, chock full of
ghouls, demons, and Patrick McMaster. A
substantial amount of money was raised
and donated to the Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation. Other events Fall term included
numerous rush parties and mixers with stu-
dents of other colleges.
Winter term brought something new to
Lach Zemp scopes the competition and considers the
odds , ,
PiKAs take relaxation very seriously; senior Steve
King is a master
PiKA. The first winter-pledge class in Beta
Chapter's history began their sacred duties
to become brothers. The idea of a winter-
pledge class added refreshing variety to the
house. The annual Casino Party during Mid-
winter 's Weekend brought Atlantic City
southward and enjoyment to all who attend-
ed. The pledge class's New Year's Eve Party
ended the term with such a good time that
everyone boisterously anticipated spring
term, hoping for more of the same.
One of Spring term's highlights was the
Dream Girl Formal. After cooking steaks at
the lake campus, everyone donned their
best attire and enjoyed themselves at Gus"
Later in the term, PiKA and Warner Hall
co-sponsored the band Sidewinder at the
loading dock. The band entertained a large
crowd with a variety of American rock, ac-
companied by the audience's cheers and
screams for encores.
PiKA raised money for Davidson's inter-
ests in the Kenyan educational system with
its third Kenya Jam. Thirty-two freshmen
made up an outstanding pledge class this
spring and their Beach Party culminated
the term with a pig roast and dancing in the
After a year such as this one, the broth-
ers of Pi Kappa Alpha look ahead to 1985
with great anticipation.
— Roger Kromer
82/ PATTERSON COURT
PiKAs welcome native girls to the Lust Barge.
Sean Austin, tal<ing a needed break from the action.
aks. Do I really have lo go back in there coach?"
PIKA: First row: T Cardwell, D. Stout, M. Prochaska,
W. Turlington, O. Ferrene. D. Matthews, B. Flinchum.
S. Baskin. Second row: T. Wiebusch, H. Wilkins, B.
Rice, T. Pierce, T. Martin, S. Giles, J. Niepold, G.
Grantham, R. Birgel, A. Mast. J. Burson. J. Fleenor. J.
Brueggeman, R. Browder. Third row: J. Johnson. J.
Gaither. K. Rawlins. N. Lowther. B. Roberts, C. Klett,
W. Abberger. G. Guise. M. Stanback. H. Roddey. D.
White. C. Griffith. R. Kromer. D. Stuelpnagel. J.
McGuirt. P Hogg. K. Revell. S. Dick. R. Tapp. D. Frazer.
Fourth row: C. Jenkins. W. Gould. B. Grantham. W
Goodman. J. Harper. P. McMaster. F Ranson, A. Futral,
M. Gosnell. S. Rudy. J Haney, T McClurkan. Fifth row:
P. Miller, S. Davis, M. Longmire.
Phi Delta Theta
Macho fisherman Mike Harbert wanders through the
halls of Sentelle displaying his catch.
PHI DELT: First row: M Lufkin, T. Okel, B. Pope. Sec
ond row: M. Gate, J. McCullum, J McMullin, B.
McMullen. Third row: A Rock. J. May, M. Webb, E.
Andrews, O Van Dierdonck. Fourth row: P Bryant, J
Hain, G. Merriweather, M. Smith. B. Miller, D
Vaughan. J. Malone. R. Kmiecik. Fifth row: J. Rumley,
D. Picton. J. Alston, S. Wright, B. Kirby, A. Cekada, D
Blood, M. Downing, D. Williams. Sixth row: M. Har
bert. S- Hill, B, Letton, Jesse, A. Baron, S. Morrison, D
Hall, J. Pittard Seventh row: J. Hoskins. K. Martin, D.
Coop, S Brendle, Z Wade, T Glazer. D. Graves. T.
Nellson. J, Grubba. Eighth row: B. Beebe. J. Planta-
tion. D. Nutter, Ninth row: J. Awad. S. Brandon.
84/ PATTERSON COCJRT
Dolly and Kenny love to entertain. Senior Jerry
Grubba and freshman Connie Clark amuse the audi-
ence at Phi Delfs Air Guitar contest.
Bill Warner enjoys spectating in the 900 Room.
Phi Delt is no longer Animal House. Mor is
it KA, SAE, or any of tine otiier Kelly green
bastions of young Republicanism. Many a
lazy afternoon has found the Delts fraternal-
ly engaged in emptying kegs as only the
Delts can. Among the house's many sched-
uled social functions several events were
stand-outs: the temporarily assumed social
ace of the annual champagne party, the
joyous and judicious Air Band party; the
reverent homage paid to ancient Greece at
the Toga Party; and the insanity of the Hal-
loween Party. Delts know how to party, and
the friendly manner in which they do so has
endeared them to Patterson Court.
Delts have also fared well on Davidson's
hallowed fields of play. Captains from the
football, soccer, and baseball teams call the
Delt house their own. Delts were no less
spartan in IMAC competition with the War-
den's Crew bringing a fierce new brand of
contact volleyball to Johnston Gym. In the
midst of their extra-curricular exploits,
Delts haven't neglected the responsibilities
of study assumed by each Davidson stu-
With a strong pledge class and a Phi Delt
brother as the new college president, Phi
Delt's roots in Davidson have become firm-
er than ever. The future looks prosperous
as the Delt house extends a friendly hand to
Davidson College and the community. We
invite you to visit.
— Andy Rock
Are Dawna Coutant and Rives Balcom rushing a se-
nior? Andrea Geyer is willing to cooperate.
"Welcome, freshmen!" Peggy Blount. Becky Waters,
Vicki Vinturella. and Nadine Bennett celebrate the fes
tive occasion of self-selection.
Sophomore Katie Oates defends Rusk: "We really do
eat meat and potatoes once a week."
The eager freshmen who rushed over to
Chambers in search of that we've been properly initiated
into Patterson Court, perhaps we can start
our own food fights?! (naaaah!)
92/ PATTERSON COURT
Sally Grey lectures Michelle Kresken on the fine art of
Warner Hall (In the flesh!) escorts Homecoming repre-
sentative Elizabeth Brooks.
WARNER HALL: First row: B. Downs, N. McCorkel, A
Sanders, C. Johnson, J. Sternal, J. Bull, L. van Dier
donck. L. Alexander. A. Cartledge, J. Fisher. B. Bolton
M. White. E. Bond. Second row: A. Montrem, C. How
ard, 1^. Brewster, C. McGuire, A. Roddey, K. Prillannen
S. Schofield, B. Peeler, K. Bockus. M. van Antwerp, L
Stanat. Third row: H. Parrish, K. Anderson, M. Kimbirl
S. Carr, L. Taft, L. Eldridge. S. McDonald. R Reece. S
Campbell. M. Mauze. J- Alexanian, K. Kooken, A. Rol
lins, S. Lineburger. E. Elkin. K. Sundberg. Fourth row
A. Word. J. Sypult. J. Aurell. S. Boulware, E. Reed. A
Wills, L, Cash, M. Keller, C. Kelly. J. Shepherd. S. Hart
K. Hills. B. Mack. K. Kief, J, Golding. C. Hall. M. Nel-
son. D. Podolin, C. Meyer. Fifth row: S. Patterson, M.
Dotson. M. Tabb. E. Laughlin. S. Fore, N. Fannin, T.
Smith, R Thayer, A. Porges, B. Bates, L. de Beck, K.
Dudley, C. Shulman. L. RIeyea, M. Griffin, J. Morris. E.
Hargrove, S. Chapman,
, J, %
^^^^ "Keep good men company, and thou wilt
become one of them."
Cervantes, Don Quixote
College Union encourages
Phred Huber chooses the next record at the Thursday
night disco, sponsored by the Union Dance Commit-
Strader. W. Lowrey, J. Park, W. Brown, C. Mapper, L.
Smith, R. Hartsell, E. Alves. T Garner, P Kurani. L. Mark Whelan begins a game of pool in the Union
Members of the 1984-85 Gnion Board include: Dr McDonald, A. Moore, E. Laughlin. R. Hunter, M. Ward. game room.
Barnes. K. Gates, E. Daugherty, B. Loper. E, Elkin. R J. Munson. T. Evans. A. Parker. R. Vaughn.
At the beginning of Fall term, no one was
certain of the Student Union's future. The
organization had lost two of its greatest as-
sets: C. Shaw Smith in the director's chair
and pitchers in the 900 Room. Recovery
from these devastating blows would be a
long, uphill battle.
After 30 years of service, Smith an-
nounced his retirement in the Spring of
1983. Fortunately, William Brown, who
worked with Smith in the mid-1970's, re-
turned to Davidson to accept the post of
Director of the Union. Senior Charlie Lo-
vett, elected president of the Union, report-
ed that the transition was a smooth one. He
felt "lucky and honored" to have had the
opportunity to work with both men. He was
inspired by Smith's wealth of experience
and by Brown's innovative spirit.
The 900 Room also miraculously recov-
ered after the loss of pitchers. Because of
the new drinking laws in Morth Carolina, the
dining service decided to serve beer only in
cups to discourage minors from drinking.
After a few weeks of futile protest, students
submitted to the regulation. Popularity re-
bounded. Thursday night discos remained
as fashionable as ever.
Lovett, a theatre major, noted major im-
provements in the Union programs during
his interim as president. He was particularly
proud of the concert committee's achieve-
ments. The Fixx appeared in Love Audito-
rium in the fall and the Thompson Twins
played for the college in March. The Con-
cert Committee, headed by Jim Hoskins,
took advantage of an alumnus connection
to bring these big name bands to Davidson.
"Big Weekends are on the upswing," Lo-
vett added. Skip Castro performed in the
Commons for the Midwinters dance. There
was also important growth in the smaller
Union programs, such as the Open Lun-
cheon program headed by junior Tony Dick.
Lovett attributed the Union's recent suc-
cess to the high level of student participa-
tion. The Union sanctions 16 committees,
including the formidable Women's Con-
cerns Committee, the Pop Films Commit-
tee, and the Open Forum Committee. With
continued student participation and the
leadership of newly elected president
Thomas Evans, Lovett is confident that the
Student Union will remain the center of
— Dick Richards
Todd Cowdery works the light board at a Onion func-
Ttie Davidson Peace Coalition displayed a paper
mache representation of a cruise missile in the Union
students vote in the hall of Chambers during an SGA
Front row: Kerry March, Holly Gaston, Ester Kim,
Edward Hay, Jennifer Gotto, Beadsie Woo, Dick Lee
Second row: Mark Sandy, Frank Hobart, Mark
Nottingham, Duncan Fraser, John Laughlin, Chet
Barksdale, David Hutchinson, Bill Hall. Third row: Pat
Woodward, Todd Wiebusch, Gene Davis, Hunter
Monroe, Warren Gould, John Peebles, Lentz Ivey. Last
row: Christine Johnson, Juleigh Sitton, Laura McGee,
Mot pictured: Burt Taylor, Debby Tyson, Jim Reaves.
Tim McGaughey, Louis Zbinden, Shannon Anderson.
SGA tackles campus problems
Those students who have never wit-
nessed the spectacle of an SGA meeting
have deprived themselves of one of David-
son's most fascinating phenomena. The
Union Conference Room is a surrealistic
wonder in itself. New Guinean war shields,
poison arrows, masks and other primative
relics adorn the west wall. College Bowl tro-
phies decorate the east wall. From the
north and south walls formidable portraits
of the Gray family frown upon the SGA
senators as they straggle in for the weekly
At nine o'clock, SGA president Hunter
Monroe, with vice-president Lentz Ivey at
his side, calls the meeting to order from his
coveted position at the head of the table.
After Ester Kim reads the minutes, the
group discusses pressing problems at great
length. While three or four of the most en-
thusiastic actively debate the issues, most
of the group seems less distraught by the
headed topics such as SGA weekend, stu-
dent-trustee rapport, and SGA by-laws.
Surprisingly though, things are accom-
plished at these meetings. The SGA can
boast of several marked achievements in
the 1983-84 school year. The senate suc-
cessfully campaigned for the rejection of
the unpopular semester system. They also
developed a new faculty evaluation sys-
tem. And the SGA Phonathon raised over
$100,000 for the Davidson endowment.
Hunter Monroe listed three specific goals
that he and Ivey set for their SGA adminis-
tration: "to increase the visability of the
SGA activities, and to continue only worth-
while programs and committees." In rela-
tion to the third goal, the SGA did cut out
many of the less important committees.
Ivey reported that they "eliminated non-pro-
ductive things such as the Corporate Rela-
tions Committee and the Commons Com-
So in spite of their unique manner of op-
erating, it seems that the SGA senators
have not lost sight of their by-laws' charge
to "bear the responsibility for developing
and maintaining Davidson as a superior
academic community." — Dick Richards
Student volunteers David Short and Fran Gibson call
alumni during the SGA Phonathion for tlie Living En-
College Bowl Team wins
National Invitational Tournament
Why would any sophomore girl want to
leave Davidson on the weekend of Spring
Frolics to go to Emory with Tim Waples,
David Sisk, Chris Blake, John Eglin, and Dr.
Hansford Epes? Well, it is not too difficult to
give up Spring Frolics for the National Invi-
tational College Bowl Tournament. And I,