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j page 2 February 1, 1979 Viewpoint Logan delights audience with n defense of AB songs, vignettes and jokes by Danielle Lyon Let's see. You go through the East Channel. then up the Raging River Passage until you come to Moss Bay. Then just up from Moss Bay you'll find the Woolen Mill. You can't miss it./ Sound like directions to some scenic wonder? Well, if you think your algebra class is scenic, then you just might be right. Threeweeks ago the Naming of the Facilities Committee announced that it was proposing to change the ABC's of ourcampus buildings tosomething with more letters,like Meydenbauer, Willowmoor, Moss Bay and Tolt. Other campus designations include Mt. Si Tower, Squak Tower, Newcastle and Huckleberry Court. Asit is, the alphabetic identification of our buildings make it easy to find our way around. Not only is it logical that B building will be next to A building, but there is also A'sand B's painted conspicuously on the buildings so you can find your way if you do get lost. Somehow I can't imagine Meydenbauer being spelled out in foot-high letters. There are a couple of practical matters that should be taken into consideration before renaming all our buildings. Both the campus maps and class schedules that reflect these new names will become un necessarilycomplicated. However, I cannot deny that the current ABC's are not very original or creative. Therefore, tte committee might consider officially naming the building Meydenbauer, TQIt, etc., but still retain the letters for directional purposes. We could put a bronze plaque or something on each building, designating the more glamorous name, while telling the student that his science class is still in B building. I agree with the committee that these new nameswould give our campus a sense of history, but I also think that many people would lose their sense of direction. President's Comments Tax our tongues? by Jeanne Grote "Broadway" came to BCC for two hours Saturday night, as Joshua Logan, director- producer of the film and the American stage, stepped into the spotlight of the Carlson Theatre stage with his" fine production of "Broadway Scrapbook." Through his personal warmth and charm, the bare stage came alive, as Logan led the audience through an evening medley of songs, stories and jokes. The closeness and intimacy of the theatre and the production soon made the audience feel they were sharing an evening in Mr. Logan's den, listening and enjoying his reflections of fifty years in show business. Logan started the first act slowly recalling for the audience, childhood stories and how, at 28, he received the honor of directing three plays for Richard Rogers and Lawrence Hart. The audience responded warmly to his stories of later working with Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rogers and Irving Berlin in many Broadway plays. "Annie Get Your Gun" songs and stories were the highlight of the first act. The story of how Berlin wrote "1 Ca'n Do Anything Better Than You" in a six minute taxi ride the daybefore rehearsals opened for "Annie Get Your Gun," had the audience eagerly awaiting the second act. The second act opened with "South Pacific" songs, and the audience was treated to the best part of the evening, or as Logan called it, "the heart of the watermelon." "South Pacific" won the Pulitizer Prize for Logan and Oscar Hammerstein. As Logan put it, "The songs were the greatest, but it was the meaningful story and the way it was handled that won the conveted award for myself and Oscar." Logan coauthored, coproduced and the film and the play. Stories of working and directing the "All-American" Broadway play with Mel Brooks delighted the audience. As he told the audience, "Never get into an agreement with Brooks, because he will change sides without telling you." What Logan called "the shank of the evening" was a medley of his favorite songs from the plays and films he has directed. Songs from "Paint Your Wagon," "Camelot," "Bus Stop," "Picnic," "Mr. Roberts," "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Sayonara" were in the fine medley. Logan's version of Lee Marvin's frog voice doing songs from "Paint Your Wagon" delighted the audience of 300. In Logan's closing, the audience learned through the words of "September Song" why he was in the spotlight Saturday night. On a bare, dark stage with one spotlight on him, Logan sang the words that mean so much to him, "As the days filter by and only a precious few, those few vintage years I spend with you." Logan closed with "these vintage years I share with you." A standing ovation and three curtain calls followed the last song "No Business like Show Business." As the evening came to a close, the audience was reluctant to leave and most joined Logan on stage as he warmly greeted each person, signed copies of his books and basked in their praise. With her strong, clear soprano voice, Logan's daugher, Susan, and Hank Parker, with his deep, rich baritone voice, provided a strong supporting cast. Tommy Michelle, a talented young musician, gave the musical background for the evening at the grand piano. Using their warmth and charm the whole cast made the production alive and fresh. by Thomas E. O'Connell, President A close friend of mine who is a governmental official has come up with a new suggestion for improving our use of words and cutting.down on cliches. In a kidding articled he published recently, Robert Herman points out that talk is cheap and that we ought to tax it. Tax words? How would that work?,Well, he points out that, handled right, the tax on talk would generate enough revenue to finance every government on this talkative globe. He points out that it would have other advantages. "Political campaigns would be reduced to a crisp week or two instead of dragging on for many months. Legislative sessions would be shortened mercifully. The Congressional Record would become a thin paperback. The three-hour college lecture could be shortened to a few minutes with the same content and better results. Cocktail parties might become extinct. Marriages would last longer. Divorces would take less time." Herman points out that the tax on talk would, of course, have to be levied discriminately. Certain words would cost more than others. The word "Fantastic" would cost about one dollar a throw, for example. "Output" would cost close to two dollars, and "Input" a little more. Every tax system must have provision for rebates, and this one would, too. "What have you been thinking about?", for example, would carry a rebate of $20, but only if the listener waits patiently for a response. Anyone replying, of course, takes the risk of going bankrupt. Herman says further that by taxing talk, languages all over the world might be cleansed of irrelevancies. "1' mea" and "you know" would be lucrative revenue producers at $10 each. Finally, a few words might be taxed out of use. "Always," "never," and "forever" might be taxed into oblivion. "Mine/' as in the phrase "this is mine," would also be so heavily taxed that only a Rockefeller or the Arab nations could afford to have it in their vocabulary. Even the Rockefellers would be limited in its usage. Maybe we could start at home by alleviating BCC's financial difficulties through taxing our own cliches. Maybe we'd start with the word "crunch" when used with the word "budget." References to "the budget crunch" might result in a fine to be paid to Ed Oliver's student activities fund of, say, one dollar. And I think just a 25 cent fine of the word "like," if carefully administered underan honor system, might all by itself solve the budget crunch (OOPSI) in our next year's appropriations. Why, some people might be spending forty or fifty dollars a conversationl "1 mean, like, you know, I'm just not with it today. Like I'm never at my best on Thursdays, you know. Fridays, I'm like much better. I mean, like Fridays are great." Under a combination BCC/Robert Herman plan, that's a $40.75 statement right therel Brooks and Watton, local talent, perform in the Matrix. Photo: Craig Sanders Registration worries? Here's where to go. what to do by Ross McAIlister If you are a new studentthis quarter, or a returning student that, like so many others, does not know the when, where or what about registration, you will want to read this. College registration must be a pretty big deal. The English language took the time to make up an official term for it. Matriculate. Webster's New World dictionary defines "matriculate" as "to enroll in a college or university." A new student or a "non- matriculated person is one, who in a sense, is not officially enrolled. They are at a disadvantage because they get the last pick of all the raked over courses. In other words, their choice of classes is limited because the matricu- lated people have taken the more popular courses. A student that has been at BCC for over one quarter is usually a matriculated person and is considered officially enrolled. Being matriculated allows the advantage of getting at all the preferred courses early. To get matriculated, the Admission Office must receive your official High School transcript, a couple of forms stating your official intended area of study and other information (address, social security number, and $20 which goes towards your tuition.) After Admissions receives and precesses this information, a personal registration appointment will be sent to you. The following is a list of dates concerning registration for spring quarter: Feb. 14-27: In-person registration for currently enrolled matriculated students by appointment only. Feb. 14, 19, 20: Evening appointments for currently enrolled matriculated students. March 5-8: In-person advising and registration of new and former returning matriculated students by appointment only. March 1: Non-matriculated students call for registration appointment. March 12-16: In-person registration for non- matriculated students by appointment only. March 12-15: Evening registration for non- matriculated students by appointment only. Feb. 14-March 23: Sched- ule changes with no appointment necessary. March 26-30: Schedule changes by appointment only. March 16: In-person registration for senior citizens. March 26: Classes begin. June 1: Last day to withdraw from a class and receive a "W." June 8: Quarter ends graduation. SHAZBAH!!