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Lamron. (Geneseo, N.Y.) 1972-1973, September 15, 1972, Image 1

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Geneseo Lamron/ 5UC Geneseo/ N.Y./ Vol. 72 No. 1 Page 5 Give My Regards to Schrader by Curt Smith Last year—during the 1971-72 Geneseo v a rsity season—the Lam ron sports department em­ barked upon a free-sw inging campaign to inform Blue Knight fans, and to publicize and promote Geneseo athletics. Our job was to provide fans with as in-depth coverage of college and professional sports as space would perm it—and in large measure, due to the co-operation of Geneseo athletes and coaches alike, we succeeded. Awareness of and interest in Lamron sports had perhaps rarely been higher. Controversial girls swimming coach Eleanor Graham labeled our SportS coverage “outstanding, far above what we’ve had in recent years;” cross-country coach M a rty Kentnor said that Lamron coverage had “helped to increase interest in all campus sports.” Athletic director Bob Riedel said that “I ’ve got no complaints. Your coverage of all sports has been very fair,” and varsity swimming coach Duncan Hinck­ ley declared that “coverage was fine. All sports were portrayed in a positive tone, and it helped.” We increased the number of weekly articles, covered campus as well as national sports, and promoted as well as reported Geneseo sports activities. We conducted a professional football poll contest, inviting readers to participate. Critics charged us with bush-league tactics, but the fact remains that this poll generated controversy which aids both a newspaper and its readers. We adopted and publicized a trademark phrase, “The ol’ Catbird Seat,” to refer to the Schraeder Gym pool. Critics c h a r g e d us w ith s e n t i m e n t a l show-biz tactics, but the fact re m a i n s th a t our c a m p a i g n worked: Swim ming meet a t ­ tendance rose 200 per cent, and the pool area developed a |car- nival-like atmosphere. We published a story about former broadcaster Mel Allen which told about the tortured canyons of his life. Critics charged us with character-assassination, but the fact remains that his story caught the attention of both sports and non-sports fans. While unveiling these new and innovative efforts, we were ac­ cused of deliberately slanting our sports articles, and of not fairly bringing out all issues concerning varsity sports. We were accused of putting glamour above substance, of covering up team mistakes, and of creating excuses for current Geneseo teams. Critics even resorted to late- night phone calls, and to cheap, low-level personal a t­ tacks . . . Yet, as usual, the facts give the lie to their charges. Now you may say, and quite rightly so—So what, wno cares ' That was last year; what’s past is past and doesn’t matter. What counts is this year—what can the Lamron do for Geneseo fans in ’72- 73? Well, to that question, we make this one pledge: our pace will not slacken, our efforts won’t decrease. National General Pictures presents A Joseph Janni Production Terence Stamp Carol White* POOR COW Poor Cow- Free Friday Midnight Mojo 9 9 We won’t pull any punches; our’s will not be a “kid-gloves” approach. We’ll call the shots as we see them— without regard to blind loyalty or personal favoritism. Our coverage will be as fair as it is varied, as in-depth as it is controversial, as extensive as it is fast-paced. We w ill not neglect the negative—yet we’ll stress the affirmative. We will accuse only when justified, and defend only when needed. Above all, we owe our allegiance to no one save you, the fans. And even though many of Our critics have chosen the low road, we aren’t going to resort to name- taunting or label-calling. We will not respond to cheap charges in a like manner. We will provide the space. We invite you to provide the letters, so that your opinions about Geneseo athletics and this sports depart­ ment can be viewred by the entire campus. PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENT” Ali MacGraw • Ryan O’Neal tat Seller 4 H0W4RD G MINSKY ARTHUR HILLER ProHxtion John Marley&Ray Milland ERICH SEGAL ARTHUR HILLER HOWARQ G MIN§KY GOLDEN FRANCIS LAt a paramount PtcruRE OP SOUND TRACK ALBUM AVAILABLE ON PARAMOUNT RECORDS Love Story; sponsored by IFC - ISC and Kino Geneseo Sat. 7:30 and 9 :45, 50c Technicolor* © SMA Prices stated apply only to fee paying students. Showings open only to students, faculty and staff. A N 'O9S3U30 ODS uojuje-j oasauag Z16L '9L 'A e P ! J d by Mark Semmelmayer It ’s a nice idea to start the new academic year with a concert, especially an outdoor concert. So, Geneseo did, it had an outdoor concert. The weather was cooperative, and so was the crowd; however . . . Headlined by Mckendree Spring, and featuring two local groups, the concert was indeed a nice thought, but a lousy reality. About eight hundred people turned out, sitting, smoking, drinking, and talking, on the lawn waiting for something to happen. And so it came to pass that Ber- eouse took the stage and played some rather bland music, boring L o a t h i n g in the crowd to the point of sleep. They weren’t all bad though, their last number, “Dancing in the Moonlight” was good. Too good to be an original, but then, I don’t recognize it from anywhere. If the crowd thought that the first group was dull, what came next was even duller. Have you ever listened to microphones being tested for one and one half hours? “Test one, this is one, now I ’ll go to two. Test two . . .”. A comedy act between shows that didn’t know when to quit. T. Rocket and the Barking Guitars had a little more merit than the first act, but suffered terribly from the inadequacies and foul ups of the college’s sound system, not to mention the in­ competence of the Geneseo Tech crew. Still, the music was credible, and the group had the magic of old rock and roll to revive the flagging spirits and energies of the audience. Then there was a break to set up for Mckendree Spring. Second verse, same as the first. Rising to an ever higher level of absolute ineptitude, it took yet another hour to arrange equipment. McKendree Spring was the best act of the night. They played some Continued on Page 3

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