Ohi o Stat e Uni versity
Marion Campu s
Marion Technical Colleg e
Thursday , April 5, 1979
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by David Dudley
Dean Maynard's resignation came
from out of the blue, and came as a
'sh ock for many of the stu dents and
faculty, hut Maynard de serves a good
retirement after 22 years.
S o far, with the visit of Dean
Mount, the procedure for picking a
new Dean ha s been handled with great
tact and vigor.
Because of Dean M ay nard 's willingness to co op erate with The Wick
over th e years, we, the Wick.give Dean
Maynard three cheers.
The many hours of work and
delib eration that must he put into making the right ch oice for Dean IUlI'e onlv
begun with the ch asing of the spar e;,
There sh ould not. as it is nOT
necessarv to, he a hast v decision made
on who" th e new Dean will be since
Dean M ay nard has granted that he
would stay until th e new Dean is picked.
The decision of who is pi cked to
replace Maynard is a decision that the
Faculty of OS UM will probably have
to live with for many y ears , which is
why careful attention sh ou ld he taken
to the choice.
The Wick staf f feels confident
that the faculty and stu den ts of OSl M
have the ability to mak e a careful decision , as it sh ould he, bv th e 1m \, that
the Assistan t Dean search was handled.
. b y Brian Sa n d s
Ice Ca stles is a ten d er lo ve sto ry of
a per so n' s a bility to overco me a han di cap with the help of so meo ne who
ca res . It sta rs Ro b bv Benso n a nd
Lynn-H o lly J o hn son . .
It is a bo ut a n O lym pic hopefu l
who is acc ide nta llv b linde d. With th e
help o f her fa the r . pla yed by T o m
Skerr it t. a nd her bov fr icnd , Benso n ,
she mak es it to th e st ate co m petitio n.
Th ere is mo re. b ut . a ll I want to
do is give you a ba sic ou t lin e o f the
p lo t , Don al d W r vc direc ted it a nd .J o hn
Kem en y prod uced it. I thin k t hcv did a
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Joyce Prater. ,
John Millisor . . " ,
Ro bb v Bc.ixo n has do ne a not her
fine jo b. the o the r film he wa s in was
One on On e . If Benso n keep s th is up.
he rn a v be a bi g box of fice hit . as lon g
as he docs not get into a bad scr ip t. l i k ~
some arc .
Thi s film intro d uce d a new star.
LYnn-H o lly J o h nso n . No t o n lv ca n th is
g(rl skate. "but she (a n ac t urca t . You
fe lt as thoug h t hc v wer e not Iv i IH~. th ey
were her fe ~ li ngs. ' lf th is gil l is 11<; t kept
in ska ting part s . ax the sa ying goes , a
sta r is horn .
l .ct me ment ion th e mu sic. as I
a lway s do , It i, bv Ma rvin H a rnli sh . I
fee l i hal 1he mu si,. sho uld help carr y
the f ilm !H ll ' \(\ \" ; , ·In \, 11 Th e '-l l ) l l"
in th is mo vie glide , like a s ka ter O\'C I
the ice .
I a m ulad th at Ice C astles ca me
ou t when it~ did. the mov ie th eat ers a re
ge a ring up to put o ut this surnmcr ' <
th rash y fil ms . Not a ll will be bad, b ut
d o not look for a no ther mo vie th a t wil l
co m pa re with thi s o ne for a lon g time.
No t ofte n d o I ra ve abo ut a film ,
vet th is o ne to uched me. It is sim ila r to
T he Other Side of the Mountain, 1 a nd
2. in th e sense tha t in the end
cvc rv thi ne turn s o ut a ll rish t.M a vb c it
is abo ut tGllc th ere were more filnls like
Ice C astles , ones that we can eo a nd elljew . Sec it f or v o u r self
The Wick , ThurldlY, April 5, 1979 paUl 3
Past Student Pairs
Up in Chimney
Photos and text by David Dudley .
Photos courtesy of Newsli fe
Rob Berridge and Marc Williams,
pas t OSUM students, were featured on
" PM Magazine" as pa rtners in the ir
chimn ey cleaning operation, which is
an ar t th at is once aga in becoming
necessary because of the greater usage
of fireplaces for heat.
Williams attended OSUM for the
Spring and Summer quarters of 1975
where he picked up the mandatory
courses before going to main campus
th e next year .
Williams went to OSU main cam pu s for a year, and then took a break
to work at the Shovel.
Then Williams decided that he
want ed to follow his craving to travel,
so he "galavanted around the
Williams spent a couple years in
California where he stayed with a
friend and worked some.
"I am definitely glad I did it
(traveled) ," Williams said, "experiencing different things and meeting people
Rob Berridge and pa st OSUM student, Marc Williams , are sitting high atop a prize
are what I like best about traveling ."
Then they use assorted stiff wired
It was fate that brought Berridge
In England during the 1800's they
brushes to clean the various parts of
and Williams together, as Williams
used to lower young boys down the
the chim ney, and they have a powerful
decided to come back to his home in
chimney with a broo m to sweep ou t the
vacuum at the fireplace to catch the
Marion to take up the Chimney Clean - inside of the chimney, and then a
debris that is swept out of the chimney.
ing business that he picked up in
slightly older and large r boy would
One mo dern tool used by Berridge
Californ ia .
carry the soot covered bo y outside to
and Williams that was not used several .
T he super sweeps, Berrid ge and keep the house from gett ing dirty.
years ago is the walkie-talkie which
Williams, were recently feature d on
The system that the super sweeps
come s in very handy acco rd ing to
"PM Magazi ne," and William s said he use is much cleaner, and does not enWilliams.
had a lot o f fun doing the filming of danger the health of young children, as
Along with the convenience of bethe program.
it did back in England .
ing able to talk to the person on the
"It was real rela xed, and everyon e
The sweeps clean the chimney by
roof, the walkie-talkies ar e a sa fety
was in a real great mood ," Williams
spreading a large tarp in front of the
device. "We don't need to keep checkremarked , "Steve Shannon , the ho st,
chimney to keep the soo t off of the
ing on the person on the roof, because
is a funny person ."
he can communicate thro ugh the
Berridge checks the chimney for cleanliness .
walkie-talkie if he gets in trouble,"
Williams added that a chimney is
not cleaned right if it is done in less
than an hour as it takes that long to
clean the chimney.
In most cases th e cost of cleaning
a chimn ey is $40 for a single-story
house and $55 for a double-story
house , although a "problem house ,"
like a steep slanted roof may be slightly
higher , but the customer would kno w
how much before they started.
Although Berridge and Williams
wear tophats, their traditional dress,
they take their work seriously as over
40,000 fires totaling more than $23
million was caused by dirty chimneys.
"I have many wonderful friendship s with the faculty and staff in
Marion and Columbus." He said that
even though his retirement won't affect
those friendships , he will miss the daily
contact with those friends.
Dean Maynard plans to stay on as Dean
new Dean can take charge.
by Connie Connelly
C. Eugene Maynard, director of
th e Ohio State University Marion
Campus, says his reasons for wishing
to retire at the end of the academic year
are "hard to put into words."
"There is no one particular
rea son, " he explains. "I think
everyone comes to the point in life
where he need s a change of pace. I'd
like to mo ve on to other exciting
"Twenty-two year s is a rea sonably
long time," he laughed , and added that
he ha s given full devotion during those
year s. He has been the director of a
regional campus longer than an yone at
Ohio State and po ssibly in all of Ohio.
Maynard announced his plans to
retire at a meeting of the Marion Campu s faculty, sta ff, student representatives, and members of the Citi zens'
council with John T . Mount, Ohio
State vice pre sident for Regional Campuses. He is not retiring until his successor is named .
After retiring, Ma ynard plan s to
do some writing, traveling, and consulting in education. He says he ' s looking forward to traveling partly because
he do esn 't enjoy Ohio wint ers and
wouldn't mind missing them . Fo r the
time being, how ever, he is remainin g in
Mar ion , where his sister and bro ther
" A fte r doin g so me chec king, I
have found th at the ret ireme nt system
per mits me to take it a littl e easier."
Reflectin g o n the past 22 year s as
dire cto r, he says they were "mostly a
lot of fun . . .with some times being
better tha n ot hers of course." He add s
th at he found starting th e Ca mpus and
watching it grow very cha llenging.
of OSUM till the person who is picked as the
"It has been fun seeing things
developing and catching hold. Knowing that the branch has touched the
lives of many people in the community
is gratifying. "
He explains that he ha s spent mo st
of his time in the last ten year s talking
to faculty and administration in Columbus, and that he ha s missed his
former contact with st udents .
"I used to have very close contact
with the students . But as the responsibility of thi s office in the last ten
year s ha s increased, my actual contact
with students ha s dec rea sed.
Dean Maynard is seen at his desk
which he will not be occuping after the new
Dean is initiated.
Photos by Salem
Maynard's secretary , Mrs.
Theresa Bianchi, remarks, "He's been
a good bos s and I've enjoyed working
with him. I hate to see him go ."
Mrs. Marge Fields, clerical
secretary comments, "Gene Maynard
and I have worked together at the
Marion Campus since 1964, but our acquaintance goe s back much further.
We graduated in the same class from
Marion Harding High School (I won 't
mention the year!) and we share
memories of those good times. We also
share a great liking for young people
and schools in general."
"One could not ask for a more
cooperative person to work for and
with. He has always been deeply committed to offering the best educational
opportunities po ssible to thi s community and is truly an educator in the
fulle st sense of that word in his
capacities as a teacher and admini strator . He will be a hard act to
The Wick, Thursday, April 5, 1979 page 5
Mr. Glen Rothman, who ha s been
the art instructor here for eleven years
says, "Mr. Maynard has probably
been the most supportive and
understanding administrator I've ever
met. He's been more receptive and
tolerant toward the idiosyncrasy and
special needs of growing artists than
most people even in our specialized
Maynard graduated from Harding
High in 1941. After service with the
U.S. Infantry in Italy during World
War II, he received a bachelor of
Science in education from Bowling
Green State University in 1951.
He began teaching at Edison
Junior High, and then at Marion Harding High School. He was named the
director of the Marion Campus of
OSl' which was sta rt ed at Hardin g in
Besides being director of the
regional campus, he continued to teach
English and history at Harding . He
al so taught history and education
courses at Ohio Wesleyan University in
Delaware from 1954-58.
Maynard resigned his teaching
position in 1965 to be full time director
of the Marion Campus. Also in 1965
funds were appropriated for a perma-
nent Ohio State Campus in Marion.
Under Maynard's direction, the
late-afternoon and evening branch
operation became the full daytimeevening campus that began in the fall
After this transition, resident full
time faculty were hired to replace the
part time instructors who had commuted from Columbus.
Th e Campus ha s grown from 165
stud ents in 1957 to 765 st ud ents thi s
pa st Autumn Quart er . In 1970,
Maynard went through the procedures
with officials in Ohio State in Co lumbu s to establish the Marion Co u nty
Technical Institution (now Marion
Technical College) whi ch began operations in 1971.
Also starting in 1971 wa s th e program whereby students could complete
a degree in elementary education.
Maynard ha s been a member of
the American Association for Higher
Education Phi Alpha Theta, and a
history honorary; Sigma Tau Delta ,
English honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honorary .
He is a member of Kiwanis, a
former member of the Marion County
Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board and a member of the Order
of Symposiarchs and St. Paul's
Lutheran Church. He resides on Fores
by Joyce Prater
John T. Mount, Vice President
for Regional Campuses, recently met
with students and faculty to start the
procedure for choosing a new Dean
with the resignation of Dean Maynard.
The first step in finding a new
Dean is forming a sea rch committee
which is why Mount visited OSUM,
although he did not make a definite
deci sion on who will be on the sea rch
Mount met with st udent represen tatives Marden Watt s and Diane
Loudenslager, member s of Dean
Mounts Student Advi sory Council,
Mark Greene, member of Search Committee for Assistant Dean, Karen Curren, representing Student Sen~te,
Joyce Prater representing The Wick,
and Dean Ma ynard.
During the meeting Mount
brought up th e subject of wheth~r the
sea rch committee for the assistant
Dean would be terminated. H e sa id
that he was going to ask Harry
McLaughlin to sta y on for one yea r as
Ass ista nt Dean. Hi s term would th en
termina te in Jun e o f 1980 .
Moun t will appoint a new sea rch
co m mi ttee for Dean which will co nsist
o f three to five facult y memt er s, two or
three students , and o ne ad ministrator
rep rese nt ing Dean Moun t ' s office.
Befo re the meet ing wa s over Dean
Mo un t aske d each st udent to write
down three names of st ud en ts who
would be here next ea r a nd that woul d
Dean Mount recently had a meeting
with students and faculty to discuss the
chosing of the new Dean .
fai rly represen t th e student bod y o f
Ma rio n campu s. He a lso asked to wr ite
dow n three facult y mem bers.
Wh en as ked ho w soo n the y expected a new Dea n , Mo unt cou ld no t
sa y but Dea n Ma ynard sa id , "I will
sta y on as lon g as I a m needed to make
thin s mu ch easie r fo r eve ryone ."
page 6 Thursday, April 5, 1979, The Wick
Admittance will still be allowed to
any person who still wants to join the
OSUM/MTS baseball team since there
has only been one practice last Tuesday. Practices have already begun.
According to Student Acti vities
Director John Milliosr there are about
15 men who ha ve signed the list of peo ple who want to be on the team.
The coach is going to be Randy
Hen sel, who has coached summer high
school teams, played for the Elk s, and
is a former outstanding high school
Hensel is going to have assistance
from both Mitch Emmons and Steve
Formation of the girls slow pitch
so ftball team will be determined by the
amount of support given by the ladies
of OSUM and MTC at a meeting
Saturday morning at 4:00 p.m. in
Thi s year all games are going to be
on Sunday with the first game being on
May 6 at Lincoln Park where all of th e
home games will be held .
The coach of the girls softball
team is going to be Mark Roseberry.
The captain will be Ellen Hensel and
the team is going to be a member of a
league that has already been formed.
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Recently, mo st o f the prairie
which is located behind OSUM/MTC,
ha s been burned for another year with
the exception of a small pa rt that ha s
been saved for demonstration purpose s.
According to Dr. Larry Yoder,
biology professor at OSUM, th e annual burning of the prairie manages it
by destroying the weed s and pro moting
growth of the prairie plants.
Yoder said that if he were asked
five year s ago what a prairie looked
like, he could not tell, but he learned
about prairies through th e prairie that
is located on the campus.
Three years ago when MTC was
being built there was a suggestion to
plant tree s as landscape, but Yoder
brought 'up the fact that tree s take
many year s to grow , and Yod er sug-
gested that th ere be a prairie instead of
To find out how to start a prairie,
Yoder contacted a prairie specialist to
find out where to get the seeds for th e
prairie, and found out that seeds could
be ga thered at prairies both ea st of
Depot Sales and west of Whirlpool.
"Many moons ago" the Ind ian s
burned the prairie to chase the game
out of the prairie so the y could capture
According to Yoder , Mari on
Co unty ·is ba sically prairie sur ro unded .
by fore st land, and -the OSUM /MTC
prai rie is a wet prairie which mean s
that it is so metimes marsh y.
Some of the people call the sma ll
lak e locat ed near the prairie " La ke
Yod er " after Larry Yoder.
Norman Thomas Lecture Comes to OSUM
by Joyce Prater
Journ ali st an d nov elist, Jiri
Hochm an will be visiting OS UM on
April 10 to present the Norman
T homas Lecture which will be held at
3100 in room 213 .
The title of the lecture will be
"The Czech Socialist Dr eam an d th e
Russia n C o mmunist Rea lity: T he
Suspended Conflict ," and the lecture is
free and open to the public.
J iri Hochman studied at th e
Char le s Uni ve rsit y in Prague ,
Czechoslava kia , in 1953. He has
pub lished over 600 short stores, two
novel s, one nove lette, and reports on
foreign assignments in Spain, Cuba,
and Algeria . The last book Bohemian
Happening was publi shed in Paris
1975, and in Germ any 1978. A collection of lett ers written while he was in a
co ncentrat ion camp, was published in
the September, 1978, Progressive. H e
is now a Ph D candi date in the Dept. of
History at OSU.
Th e lecture is called the " Norman
Thomas Lecture" because o f the exper tise in the field s that he lect ured
ab out, and Th om as' s pa st interest in
. th at field .
No rma n Thomas was born in
Mari on in 1884 and graduated from
Marion H igh School, and att ended
P rinc et on Unive rs ity an d Uni on
Th eol ogical Semin a ry beco min g a
Presbyterian minister for twenty year s
in New Yor k. He jo ined the Socialist
Party , and was an early leader of the
Fellow ship of Reconciliation , which
was organized after WW I.
Thomas wrote twenty books, and
deliver ed hun dreds o f lect ures in his
career . He ran for pre sident six time s
under th e Social ist Pa rt y, and Norman
Thom as' s life was a tireless ad vocat e of
Pacifism, civil rights, Sociali sm, ant icommunism , and civil liberti es.
Dr. Keller, Hi story Professor at
OSUM said, "I think it is very exciti ng
to meet somebody with extraordinary
experience" (like Jiri Hochman).
TheWick . Thursday, AprilS , 1979 page 7
J \ ony Hou ston
Til e OSLJM produ cti on o f the
mu sical co med y "Th e Fantastick. "
ha s been cast and is und erwa y. Director Laurie Wcssely po sted the names of
th e cast mem bers Wed nesday . Ma rch
28. s ho rt lv after a udi tion s \\~ere over.
Rehea rsals bega n th at Sat urda y. The
sho w will o pe n Thursday. May 24. at
7:30 p .m . Friday per form a nces will be
at 3:00 an d 7:JO .
Ca st mem ber s are :
EI Ga llo J ohn Dean
Merr v Eb lin
T om; Hou ston
Hu ck lebec Kevrn Ort h
Bellom y Dr. Yoder
Henr y - Ma rk Hyll
Morti mer Gordon Aubrecht
T he M ute Joyce P ra ter
U nderstud ies are Vick i Barger and
J im BYrne.
l'vluc h mo re tha n a narra tor. El
Ga llo steps into the sho w to play the
pa rt of a n actor /ba ndit /philosop her.
Ma tt is abo ut twenty. sort of intellect ual but very gr een a nd a tr ue
roma nt ic. He wan ts de sperat ely to be
so phisticated. Luisa is sixteen. She is at
least as ro ma ntic as Mat t and even
mor e nai ve. Her ma in con cern is that
she doe s not lead a mund a ne existence.
" Plea se. God . plea se do n't let me be
norm al !"
Th eir pa rent s Hu cklebec a nd
Bellorn v are wha t Laurie Wesselv ca lls
" wa lk ina s ic h t I!al!s." Ridiculo us as
th ey are: th ~ fa tlle~s a re quit e shrewd
as th eir clever schemes reveal.
Henr y. th e old ac tor , a nd his part ner Morti mer are also in the co mpet ition for lau gh s. Henr y' s a udi tion fo r
th e " ra pe" engageme nt is a motley of
Sha kespea rea n lines cra mmed int o a
single soliloq uy. an d Mo rt imer' s imita tion of a n Indian loses some authe nticity du e to his cock ney accent.
T he mut e serves as a one -woman
props crew . She wanders th e stage han d ine t hin us to the cha rac ter s and lends
a un iq ue ~q u a l i t y to the show.
"T he Fanta sti c k s" is the stor y of
two n c i a h b o rs , Hu c k lcb ec a n d
Bellorn v, ~'ho decide th at their childre n
a re perfectly suited for each other. But
th eir child ren. Matt a nd Lui sa. abh or
the thoug ht of a pr e-a rranged mar riage . so their fat her s pretend to feud
in hop e th at th e youngster s will rebe l
and fa ll in love. When the plan succeed s. though , there is the probl em of
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Photos by David Dud ley
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(left) Dr. Larry Yoder , Biology Professor , goes through tryouts that included
his version of dying , which one of the
characters does in the play . Incidentally,
Yoder got the part of Bellomy who does not
have to die in the play .
Neal demonstrates the key which he bent throu gh concentration.
Photo by Salem
Neal Astonishes OSU M
The Aston ish ing Neal ast o n ished a
full hou se with his feat s of great concentra tion an d power during a recent
visit to OSU M .
One man wa s asked to co unt the
change in h is po cket after Neal had
written down a n umber. The man
counted it out lo ud and Neal wa s right.
He al so tol d th e age of a lad y.
Neal then moved on to psychokin esis. Thi s is the ab ility to mov e
things. He bent 16 penn y na ils (n a ils
used to bu ild hou ses) and keys. Unfor tunat ely he cannot bend back the keys.
Neal th en ho oked three mens rin gs
together. A ft er thi s he called a do ctor
and a nurse to assist him. They blindfo lde d him and picked out five unusual
o bjects from the a ud ience, whi ch he
ident if ied. He th en succ eeded aft er
severa l tries in fla sh ing a fla sh cube.
Neal asked the audi ence to write
down quest ions on a piece of paper,
whic h they recei ved a t th e do o r , an d
a ny information about th em selves that
mi gh t he lp h im to identify the m. T hese
qu estions were gat he red by the nur se
a nd the doctor. H e co rr ect ly id entified
five or six people and th eir q uestions.
After thi s he took a ten minute break.
th e ability th ey sho wed to be put in a
hyp not ic sta te.
Several of th ese people that Neal
tho ught to be in a deep hyp no tic state
were used as exam ples to show hypno sis . One woman wa s to ld to be a
wa shing m achin e, while another wa s a
popcorn popper . Several men took per so na lit ies of Muhammed Ali , John
T ravolta, and the Incred ible Hulk.
Before letting the people on stage
go , Neal gav e them a gift that th ey will
always carry with them. T h is gift wa s
the ability to go into an exotic ga rde n
with runn ing water, trees, and flowers,
These people wer e to use thi s gift
wh ene ver they felt depressed or felt lik e
q uitti ng a bad hab it. With th at final
wo rd the performance wa s over.
In a back stage int erview , Neal
reve a led that he di sco vered th at he had
adva nced abilities when he was in
Neal reca lled the tim e tha t he tol d
his brot he r ho w much ch a nge t ha t he
had in his poc ket when neith er of the
boys kn ew how much change Neal' s
b roth er was ca rr ying .
H e also reca lled telling his mot her
who wa s at the doo r even wh en it wa s a
per son who Neal had never me t, or did
Photo by David Du dley
no t even kn ow th eir nam e.
Wh en he ret ur ned , the who le a uNeal does not lik e to ca ll what he
dien ce pa rti cip ated in a power of sugThe Astonishing Neal uses extreme
wer s or ES P . H e wo uld rath er
concentration to connect three common
refer to th em as tal ent s. H e sa ys the
gro up of a bo ut thi rty up o n th e stage.
rings without the use of any props , besides
best wa y of developing these tal en ts is
T he se people were pick ed beca use of
a common pencil.
to practi ce by tellin g peopl e what you
see or fee l.
Neal ha s m ad e several prediction s:
Carter' s victory in 76, th e Americans
cross ing the ocean in a ball o on , and the
capt ure o f P att y H ear st. Neal d id sa y
Prairie Dog Clu b Meeting
Thursday . April 5
that the greates t pr edi ct ors of th e
roo m 206
Tuesday, April 10
future a re th e co m ic book s.
roo m 21 1
Wh en Neal goes hom e, he expects
Norman Thomas Lecture
to hav e a la rge stac k o f lett er s and
Girls softball team meet ing
phone ca lls wa iting fo r hi m since man y
Saturday. April 7
pe opl e co ntac t Neal to find so me thing
Prairie Dog Club visit to hear Peter H. Raven Columbus
12 :00 ·7 :00
Thursday . April 12
th at th ey ha ve mi splaced .
12:00·3:00 Prairie Dog Club Easter Egg Hunt
Friday. April 13
More th a n o nce Neal has to ld
Student Sen ate
Tuesday . April 17
so meo ne whe re th ey put so mething
8:30 p.m . Friday , April 20
even tho ugh he ha s never met the perOSUM
12:30 a.m . Danc e
so n be fore or seen the hou se .