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I heard the old, old men say,

'Everything alters,

And one by one we drop away.'

They had hands like claws, and their knees

Were twisted like the old thorn-trees

By the waters.

I heard the old, old men say,

'All that's beautiful drifts away

Like the waters.'

- Yeats




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Washington and lee University

Lexington, Va.

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May, 1970: Nixon orders the move into Cambodia; four students are
killed at Kent State; the Black Panthers go on trial in New Haven; the
Ivy League mobilizes. STRIKE!

What many people see as the main point which distinguished W. and
L.'s movement from that of other campuses was its lack of violence.
The most meaningful point, though, is not that there was a lack of
violence so much as that the events which took place in Lexington
were governed by REASON. The liberal radicals yelled; the conserva-
tive radicals yelled; but the great majority of students — those who
were somewhere between the two extremes — decided the course of
action in the end.

It is possible that the faculty showed a discourtesy (some would put it
more vehemently) toward the student body by not accepting a resolu-
tion which 80% of the students had approved. But it could have been
worse. A realistic view to take is that most everyone ended up with
about half of what he was after. The politics of compromise and con-
sensus prevailed over the politics of confrontation, although it did
come rather close at times.

Some wounds were inflicted which have yet to heal; others have
healed, but scars remain. The rest are completely healed. One thing
is certain; Washington and Lee will never be the same. Anyone who
believed W. and L. was still in the era of the '30's or '40's had his
conceptions shattered last May. The University was reborn. Unlike
the "awakenings" at many other campuses, W. and L.'s was reached
through reason, not anger and hate.

The effects of this rebirth became mani-
fest as soon as the general chaos of the
strike had died down and the more seri-
ous concerns of the free university
and/or final exams took over. Espe-
cially affected were the graduating se-
niors, whose final goal, regardless of
political leaning, was a diploma.

Graduation was not what it used to be.
Some seniors, wishing to express indi-
vidual conviction, elected to forego the
traditional cap and gown, wearing in-
stead a coat and tie, and donating the
money which would have gone for cap
and gown to a scholarship fund for
needy students.

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Each year, traditionally, the Calyx is
dedicated to a man whom the staff feels
embodies the spirit or theme of the year
past. Usually he is a faculty member
whose years of service have
distinguished him in some particular
phase of university life.

The 1971 Calyx, with the overall theme
of "Change", finds it difficult to single
out one person who embodies all facets
of change, for several outstanding
faculty members come to mind when
one mentions the word. Change by its
very nature implies a rich past of
tradition, a present of uncertainty, and a
future of challenges. Three members of
the faculty seem representative of these
three respective elements of change.
It is to them, the spirit of
Washington and Lee, 1971, the spirit of
a changing University in the light of
meaningful traditions, that the 1971
Calyx is dedicated. And it is to them to
whom we turn now for an evaluation of
our past, our present, and our future:

First, to a man who exemplifies every
good quality of Washington and Lee: a
patient and understanding counselor, a
beloved and respected teacher, a
gentleman, and a friend. For over forty
years he has been associated with the
School of Law as Professor and Dean. It
is with a deep appreciation and
awareness of his contributions to
Washington and Lee that the 1971
Calyx is dedicated to Mr. Charles P.

Second, to a man who has been
instrumental in the changes of the past
year's curriculum, who has worked
tirelessly over several years to revise

and modernize the course of study, and
who successfully championed such a
progressive measure. As chairman of
the Department of Biology, he has
provided guidance to many a student.
Mindful of his many efforts to make
Washington and Lee an ever better
school, the 1971 Calyx is dedicated to
Mr. Henry S. Roberts.

Finally, to a man who will be associated
with Washington and Lee for many
years to come. A dynamic individual, he
impresses everyone he meets with his

sincerity. He possesses all the qualities
that an uncertain future demands, all
the qualities of a Washington and Lee
man "not unmindful of the future."
With respect for his abilities the 1971
Calyx is dedicated to Mr. William McC.

Messrs. Light, Roberts, and Schildt were
each interviewed about the future of
Washington and Lee in light of the
prevailing spirit of change both on this
campus and on campuses nationwide.
Their comments follow.

Dean Light: "One important thing about the changes is that they are the result of careful study by
both faculty and student representative."

CALYX: What do you feel to be the
major challenges facing Washington
and Lee in the 1970s?

MR. LIGHT: I suppose that one obvious
challenge of overwhelming importance

will be the financial challenge to provide of financial aid must be continued and,

the means of carrying on the
University's educational objectives. To
make possible a student body of the
present very high caliber, the programs

I should think, expanded. And to
maintain the present highly qualified
faculty, the currently commendable
salary scale should be maintained, and

Dr. Roberts: "If you are not changing, then you are really going backward
institution can afford to remain static."

No academic

in some categories even be improved.

MR. ROBERTS: Many schools, among
them the top private college in the
country, are having to increase their
student-faculty ratios and reduce their
budgest, and W. and L. will really be
facing a severe challenge in this

I was recently told of one small college
that had to not long ago release 45% of
its science faculty. This type of thing is
happening in one degree or another all
over the country. Private colleges are
feeling a real crunch.

MR. SCHILDT: In addition to the
financial challenges, the apparent
national trend toward coeducation may
be viewed as presenting a major
challenge. But I don't see it that way. I
think the greater challenge will be to

maintain the qualities which I believe
have made Washington and Lee an
outstanding liberal arts college: a highly
qualified teaching faculty, a broad and
demanding curriculum, a dedication to
a personal educational experience, an
interest in the individual student, and
an extension of significant
responsibilities to students.

CALYX: Do you feel that W. & L. is or
will be capable of meeting these

MR. ROBERTS: Well, of course, I'm not
really familiar with the specific financial
status of the University, but I hope that
we will be able to meet this economic
problem and still preserve the quality of
our academic progress.

MR. SCHILDT: I'm confident of the
University's potential to meet the

challenges ahead. We will need the
continuing interest, understanding, and
support of alumni and friends. The
people with whom I have talked during
my admissions travel over the last
couple of years have expressed strong
confidence in the University.

Probably, we need more to share with
others the reasons for our conviction
that Washington and Lee provides a
superior, and perhaps unique,
educational experience. The realization
of the University's potential will come, I
believe, with wider and continuously
effective communication of what
Washington and Lee is doing.

CALYX: What, then, are your thoughts
on the pace and impact of change over,
say, the last four years?

MR. LIGHT: My general reaction is that
the changes I have observed have
certainly not altered the effectiveness of
the institution's programs. The recent
curricular changes and additions in the
Law School, for example, represent real
progress. One important thing about
the changes is that they are the result
of careful study by both faculty and
student representatives.

MR. ROBERTS: Here, I'm looking from
a prejudiced point of view, I suppose,
having been chairman of the
Curriculum Committee during the
period of our major revisions. After 30
or 40 years of no substantial change, I
thought it was highly important to
embark on some significant reforms.

You see, in my view, if you are not
changing, then you are really going
backward in the national view. No
academic institution can afford to
remain static. Of course, we may want
to take a second look at the various
phases of our reform — programs,
requirements, calendar changes, things
like that. All aspects of what has been
achieved may not be good. But the fact
of change is highly important, and, I
think, a real advance for Washington
and Lee.


MR. SCHILDT: Except for a seeming
lack of appreciation for tradition, I can't
think of a recent change with which I
really disagree. I think there are several
new dimensions to student life at
Washington and Lee in comparison with
my time as a student. For instance,
there have been noticeable changes in
student attitudes and interests. Current
students seem to have more serious
academic interests. Also, I believe that
they are less career-oriented, that they
look upon their undergraduate
education more for the sake of learning
than for professional training per se. If
this is a genuine student attitude, it's

In many ways Washington and Lee has
not really changed at all. Rather,
through such things as curricular
changes, it has responded to changing
needs in order to remain what it always
has been.

CALYX: Mr. Schildt mentioned the
observed lack of appreciation for
certain "W & L traditions." Do you
gentlemen feel that something once
here, some part of the "W & L way of
life," to use another term, has been

MR. LIGHT: As a member of an earlier
generation, I miss what used to be
called conventional dress, and to an
appreciable degree this practice has
changed. I do not feel, however, that a
change in mode and style by younger
people necessarily means a change in
basic values. From my observation
these values remain to a large degree.

MR. ROBERTS: Well, first, 1 don't
believe the honor system is gone — and
I don't want to believe it ever will be.
When I first came here in 1964, I'll
admit I was skeptical of the honor
system, but over the years I have seen
the whole attitude of the honor code
permeate all students. This has been a
major and unique benefit.

Secondly, with regard to the tradition of
conventional dress, like Dean Light, I
hate to see it go, but I think it is even

Dean Schildt: "We need more to share with others the reasons for our conviction that Washington
and Lee provides a superior, and perhaps unique, educational experience."

now largely gone. Yet, as Dean Light
pointed out, beneath the modern mode
of exaggerated dress and beards,
students are still basically the same.
The distinction is that the honor system
is basic, and conventional dress is just

MR. SCHILDT: Just by looking around
the campus, one can see that the time
when conventional dress was observed
by an overwhelming number of
students is gone.

Nothing about the present state of the
honor system alarms me. There is
questioning, but there always has been
to one extent or another. Changes have
been largely procedural, in keeping with
protecting the rights of the individual.
When the question has been raised in
recent years, students have generally
supported the present penalty. Nor in
my ludgment has the concept of honor
been subject to change; honor has just
as much appeal as ever.

What IS most disappointing to me is the
passing of the speaking tradition. I
don't see it as an ornament, but as

something much more — as an
indication of open and sincere respect
among students.

CALYX: From the perspective of 1971,
what do each of you see to be most and
least in need of change on the campus?

MR. ROBERTS: Well, first let me say
that I'm a person who likes change. A
college should never find itself in a
state that is too calm, too smooth. Any
university needs a certain amount of

W & L has generally had a high quality
of education, but for us to say we would
not change would be wrong. We are in a
period now when we are going to have
to re-examine every aspect of what we
are doing.

Even in such traditions as the honor
system there is always room for
improvement. I would like to see the
honor system become less restrictive,
getting away from the constant focus
on "lying, cheating, and stealing." It
should branch out to include the whole
spectrum of the student's life and
behavior, not in a punitive or fearful

sense, but in a pervasive spirit of honor
and self-discipline.

The one thing that has always disturbed
me the most was that the majority of
students always seemed to have very
little identification with the University.
In the past students would mark
themselves as members of a certain
fraternity, rather than as a biology
major or a history major. I can
increasingly sense a trend away from
this, more toward identification with the
academic elements — the major
department and the school itself. Let
me make it clear that I'm not
anti-fraternity, for they serve a very
good and distinct purpose on the
campus. My concern, though, is
whether the student will identify not
just with courses, but rather with the
whole life of the University. The result
can only be a greater appreciation for
W & L and the educational experience.

And so I can say that, partly because of
the tremendous student-faculty
relationship and partly because of other
reasons, such as the strength of the
honor system and the continuing
academic improvement, my stay here
has been a very, very happy one.

MR. SCHILDT: I would agree with Mr.
Roberts in that I would attach a high
priority to something which admittedly
can't be legislated. What I would like to
see achieved is a sense of belonging,
or, though the word had been used a
great deal, "community," among all
people in the Washington and Lee
community. This is not to be confused
with a desire for sameness, but I would
like to see more than a high tolerance
of different opinions and a greater
identification with Washington and Lee
among students.

As for what I think should be
maintained, I'd have to say the size of

Dr. Roberts: The honor system should branch out
to include the whole spectrum of the student's life
and behavior, not in a punitive or fearful sense,
but in a pervasive spirit of honor and self-

the university. So much of what is
exceptional about Washington and Lee,
so much of what identifies Washington
and Lee, has depended upon its size.

MR. LIGHT: Actually, I really can't think
of anything I'd like to see change most.

What I would like to see change least is
the close relationship between faculty
and students. The channels of
communication between faculty and
students have always been open in the
Law School, and I am confident that
this is true in all divisions of the
University. The valuable practice of
coordinated effort in the educational
process has been characteristic of
Washington and Lee during my tenure
here. I hope that it is not changed.

Dean Light; "I do not feel that a change in mode and style by younger people necessarily means a
change in basic values. From my observation these values remain to a large degree."





The President


The pages of this handsooe book, prepared with such care by some of your
classotates, will in years to come evoke in you warm nciDory of the time you've spent
at Washington and Lee. For us who remain here it will serve a similar purpose; In-
deed It would perhaps surprise you to know with what interest and concern we follow
the unfolding lives of our formr students.

All this is as It should be, I think, for you and your Alma Mater have a
large stake in each other's futures. You have brought to her your youthful zeal, your
enthusiasm, and vour idealism. Some part of chat will remain behind you as you leave
here and will in an ururt iculated way Add new dimension and new strength to this
University. Thus Washington and Lee is now partly yours and must have from you in the
time to come the kind of thoughtful devotion and attention that one gives to soewthlng

And from Washington and Lee you take t-Tth you, we hope, a partly new identity.
Your University's purpose has been to help you achieve a broadened and disciplined


Board Of Trustees


Mr. Christopher T. Chenery, New York, New York

The Honorable Homer Adams Holt, Charleston, W. Va.

Dr. J. Morrison Hutcheson, Richmond, Virginia

Mr. Walter Andrew MacDonald, Cincinnati, Ohio


The Rev. John N. Thomas, Richmond, Virginia, Rector

Mr. Robert E. R. Huntley, Lexington, Va., President

Mr. Joseph E. Birnie, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. James Stewart Buxton, Memphis, Tennessee

Mr. John L. Crist, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mrs. Alfred I. DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware (deceased)

Mr. Thomas C. Frost, Jr., San Antonio, Texas

Mr. John F. Hendon, Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Joseph L. Lanier, West Point, Georgia

Mr. Joseph T. Lykes, Jr., New Orleans, Louisiana

Mr. Ross Malone, New York, New York

Mr. Marshall E. Nuckols, Jr., Camden, New Jersey

Mr. Lewis F. Powell, Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Huston St. Clair, Knoxville, Tennessee

Mr. Isadore M. Scott, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mr. John M. Stemmons, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Jonathan W. Warner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. John W. Warner, Washington, D.C.

Judge John M. Wisdom, New Orleans, Louisiana

Secretary: Mr. James W. Whitehead, Lexington, Va.


WILLIAM J. WATT, Ph.D., Asscxiate Dean of the College of Arts
WILLIAM W. PUSEY, III. Ph.D.. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. and Sciences.

LEWIS G. JOHN, M.P.A., Dean of Stu-

ROY L STEINHEIMER, J.D., Dean of the School of I"

WILLIAM McC. SCHILDT, B.A., LL.B., Associate Director of Admissions and Associate
Dean of Students.

Ph.D., Dean of the
School of Commerce,
Economics, and

DAVID W SPRUNT, Th.D., Associate Dean of Students and
University Chaplain.

JAMES D. FARRAR, A.B., Director of Admissions and Associate Dean of Students.



Sue Anne Gudall

Mariorie Crenshaw

Annette John

Tyler Gemmell

Christine Wills

Mary Woody

Martha Cullifer

Estelle Irvine

Marguerite Moger

Jane Radcliffe

Elaine Emerson

Ginny Wilkinson

Bobby Locker

John Needham

Maurice Leach (Head Librarian)

Bob Vigeant

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FRANK ARTHUR PARSONS. B.A., Special Assistant to the President: WILLIAM ALFRED
NOELL. Jr., LL.B.. Director of Financial Aid.

RUPERT NELSON LATTURE. M.A., Advisor to the President.

the University: ANDREW BROCKMAN VARNER. Assis-
tant Treasurer.

J. SANFORD DOUGHTY. M.B.A., Associate Director of Development;
GERALD E. POUDRIER, B.A., Assistant Director of Development.

ALFRED R. CARTER. Assistant Manager. Evans Dining Hall;
GERALD J. DARRELL. Manager. Evans Dining Hall.

KENNETH P. LANE, JR., B.A., B.D., University Center Director.

LOUIS V. SNYDER. B.S.. Director of University Services;
WILLIAM N MOHLER. Assistant Director of University Services.

CHARLES F, MURRAY. University Proctor.

DOUGLAS E. BRADY, B,S., Superintendent of Buildings and

MICHAEL PHILIPPS, B.A., Director of Photography and Assistant Director of Publica-
tions: ROBERT HUDSCO YEVICH, B.A., Superintendent, Journalism Laboratory Press;
ROMULUS T. WEATHERMAN, B.A,, Director of Publications.

LARRY D, JONES. B.S., Assistant to the Dean of
Students; JAMES OWEN MATHEWS, B.A., Assis-
tant Dean of Students, Assistant Director of Admis-

JOHN E. HUGHES, B.A., Curator of Lee Chapel and Sports Information Director, ROB-
ERT STEPHEN KEEFE, B.A., Director of the Office of Public Information

Seniors And Faculty

Class Officers

Marc Bromley.
Commerce Vice-

Balfour Sartor.
Sciences Vice-

Roger Young. Arts

Arthur Cleveland,
President of the
Senior Class.


Mario Pellicciaro. A.B.
Herman Ward Taylor. Jr..


Thomas Joseph Davles, B.S.
Verne D. Canfield, M.A.
William J. Stearns, B.S.
Stuart Sydnor Walden, M.A.
Joseph Francis Lyies, M.S.
Edwin Parker Twombly, B.P.E.
Richard Edmund Szlasa, M.E.
Emmett Graham Leslie, Jr., B.A.
Norman Franklin Lord, M.S.
Boyd H. Williams, B.S.
Norris Templeton Aldrldge, B.S.
Richard Miller, M.E.


William J. Dragozetitch,

Ma|., B.S.
William Alexander

Cunningham, Cpt., B.S.
Jack Warren Morris,

LtC, B.S.
Jerome E. Kelly, Cpt.

Mary Reese. Clerk-Typist.
Kathleen Dunlap, Personnel

Charles William White. SSG.
Michael Minzak. SGM.



Gerard Maurice Doyon,

PhD , Chairman
Mario Pellicciaro. A.B.
Marion Montague Junkin,

Arts D.
IHsiung Ju, M.A,

George Carr Garnett
(also Drama)

Charles William Glasgow, Jr

Frank Crouch Brooks. Jr.
James Edward Goodridge

Christopher Collier Dove
Mark Stephen McKinney



Mr. and Mrs, Orville Kenneth Barnes. Ill, M,F,A.

George Carr Garnett (Art)

David Pope Christovich Hugh Francis Hill, III

Walter Wells May



Robert Stewart, M.M., Chairman

James Tucker Cook, B, A.



George Washington

Ray, III, Ph.D.
Halford Ross Ryan, M.S.
Sargent Bush, Jr., Ph.D.
Ansel F. Luxford, M.A.
Severn Parker Costin

Duvall, Ph.D., Chairman
David Hard Zucker, Ph.D.

John Francis M. Bowie. II
Peter Campbell Eggers

Craig Allen Bowlus John Newton Clore

Douglas Kerr Gossmann Bruce David Green

Corwith Davis, Jr.

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