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Senior orators were: John Anthony K. Brown­
ing of Montgomery, Alabama; Janice Lynn
Gruber of Kingsport, Tennessee; and John
Richard Kendrick, Jr. of Middletown, Rhode
Island. Gruber received the A.D. Ward Medal.
Debaters Bobby Burchfield of High Point and
Roger Solt of Bowling Green, Ohio, took first
place in the junior division of the Western Illinois
University tournament. Elmore Alexander of
High Point and Richard Kendrick of Middletown,
R.I., took first place in a tournament at Samford
University, as did Rebecca Armentrout of
Thomasville and Marcus Ethridge of Madison,
Tenn.; they were declared co-winners. Richard
Carlson of Atlanta, Ga., and Kevin Quinley
of Norfolk, Va., won a debate tournament at
Vanderbilt University. Freshman debaters
(“Tod” Woodbury of Pensacola, Fla., and John
Godwin of Clearwater, Fla.; Richard Carlson
and Kevin Quinley) placed first and second at
the Old Dominion University Tournament.
The debate team: from The Howler for 1973
u THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
In classical music (from the Artists Series): the
Cleveland Symphony, conducted by Claudio Abbado;
the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, conducted
by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski; guitarist Christo-
pher Parkening; and pianist Lorin Hollander.
In popular music: Duke Ellington and his Orches-
tra; rock group Sha Na Na; bluegrass artist Doc
Watson; Chuck Berry; Gordon Lightfoot; Don
McLean; and James Taylor.
North Carolina poet Jonathan Williams was in
residence for the spring semester.
As speakers: social critic Dick Gregory; Jona-
than Kozol (a participant in the Challenge ’73
program on education); literary critic V.S.
Pritchett; newspaper editor Hodding Carter III;
columnist Jack Anderson; Pierre Salinger, press
secretary for President John Kennedy; film
critic Andrew Sarris; and Georgia Congressman
Andrew Young (Irving E. Carlyle Lecturer).
Plays performed by the University Theatre:
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Shakespeare’s Hamlet,
Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, and Neil
Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn.
From the College Union film program, under the
director of junior Robert Ragan of Chevy Chase,
Maryland: retrospectives of the films of Tod
Browning, Howard Hawks, and Orson Welles and
a series entitled “The Hollywood Musical.”
Women graduates of Wake Forest, in a program
entitled “The Metamorphosis of the Wake Forest
Woman,” remembered and honored thirty-one
years of women’s achievements since coeduca-
tion began at Wake Forest in 1942. Dean of
Women Emerita Lois Johnson1 was the “star
of the show.”
1See Emily Herring Wilson’s interview with Lois Johnson in The Wake Forest Magazine (Winter 1980),
pp. 18–21.
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