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TUESDAY, APR. 20, 1976
Page 7
(jlayan art reveals society souring
n elitist civilization May wants new values
r t Ped, >e ai t work of the Mayas, which
2 eomiinjisurvived almost 5,000 years,
111 's Lai) ( Whe impression of an elite
ization, according to John
' of the ((ifif'd, professor of art history at
* *onier vffi
u nies Do msford, who is also curator of
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts,
^tepheni 6 Friday night on “Maya Civili-
‘ apj)oj,|| t in|Art and Architecture Reveal a
‘ation CoFty His slide presentation and
named(3 r< f 011 t ' ie Maya civilization de-
■t'Art in Man’s Experience,
ffivas the last in the College of
■ Arts series, “A World for
[I A L
‘ :30 p.i
gies vs
e Field.
j ^ Fsnc entration was placed on the
Vic period of the Mayas which
i from 200-300 A. D. to'9(K) A. D.
I Jimord explained that because
j^almost always dealing with the
A, Wvilization,” one often gets a
siled view of the Maya world as
‘id the d ' n their architecture,
- e ,it 5| ptlres and vases. He chose these
tot i n - e fciods of art to reveal the soci-
nan(s afrtlie Mayas.
he Mayas remain technologically
—2^.^tone Age. Lunsford said this
.K^lld Dievent their use ol any metal
IB 4 Is in their stone and jade carvings,
to Unsaid their simple tool kit proba-
PMMBtained jade axes. Hints, tubu-
^ hil's of hone and bamboo, and
SSP^fTpowder which was used as an
VG Tpishe to polish the carved
10 p.m,r n ' s -
R is a very hard stone and was
OJVIC i|'d ere d by the Mayas to be their
*ater :t P'ccious material.
B\Mi die vases were painted
ng mineral pigments), burnished
ished with jade powder), and
d (subjected to heat),’ Lunsford
ii Although their fires were not
enough to produce a glaze, the
ids had a slight shine,
he ceramic works have been
iESDAHd in quantity, but, Lunsford
J p.m. Ris yet, no ev idence of a kiln
ig. snlised for baking or drying) has
S T ATE n found.
iUpsiord said the Mayas created
?:30 p.nHlyphics (a picture used to rep-
lia, Pe snt a word) and many of these
■carvings were of aristocrats
i, Dr. CjiYteredistinguishedby their arti
er WarCpHy flattened heads and large
>es The babies’ heads were
■■■■“■■ind at birth to produce a flattened
ffl| On vases, the aristocrats were
nted a darker color than the lower
ises of people.
I JAMH^ough the facial features of the
itocratic men and women were
e Doniin}| e ti m il ar j n the art work, a dis-
e Arcimec;j.tjon could be made as the men
Greg Pi j clipped hair and the women’s
/■’as shown over their collars.
Vlany of these carved of painted
|s carried fans which were
ag rule argued
slmedia asked the Supreme
■ yesterday to bar lower courts
irestricting news coverage of
iding criminal trials.
SKNebraska prosecutor argued
ilqie orders are needed to protect
: rights of defendants.
■Barrett Prettyman of Washing-
I'epresenting news media or
ations, said these orders were
phiing more frequent and he
■ of 11 of them in the last six
“symbols of aristocracy and probably
authority,” Lunsford said. The lords
and priests had strong features with
“assured and virtually arrogant ex
pressions, often seeming to be
preoccupied with thought as they
probably were involved with the in
tellectual leaders,’ he said.
“The royal women were probably
ahead of their time,’ Lunsford said,
explaining that they had consider
able power and authority. Women
of royalty were even allowed to rule
if they had no heirs.
Much of the stone carving was also
repeated in the architecture of the
Mayas. Jaguars and serpents were
popular carved images as they had
some spiritual significance for the
Besides creating works of art,
Lunsford said the Mayas also de
veloped a writing system and elabo
rate math system which included
“Their writing is one of the most
beautiful and fanciful writings de
veloped,” he said.
Witnesses taped
in Marine’s death
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) —The
lawyer for the family of Lynn
McClure said Monday he has inter
viewed two ex-Marines who helped
beat McClure to death in a close-
combat drill in San Diego.
Attorney John Gyorkos called a
news conference to play taped inter
views of two men he identified as
former Marine recruits who were
ordered to beat the 20-year-old,
110-pounder from Lufkin, Tex., dur
ing a pugil-stick drill at the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot.
McClure was knocked uncon
scious last December and remained
in a coma until he died March 13.
Our society has lost its sense of
freedom and values Dr. Rollo May
said in a Great Issues speech last
May is a New York psychoanalyst
and author who talked about the pre
sent nature of man.
May noted that our freedom and
values interlocked and that freedom
was necessary for having values.
He defined freedom as the human
capacity to be aware of the stimuli
around us and to throw our weight
into a response to a certain stimulus.
May said if one wanted to be free he
must accept the possibility of a life of
loneliness and misunderstanding.
“People don’t want the burden of
freedom; it takes courage to accept
the fact that you are free,” Dr. May
said. “Freedom is also anxiety; it’s
what makes you try to do, and some
times unknowingly do, better,” he
May said Americans have noticed
something has gone wrong in our so
ciety. “We have achieved our first
two goals of our human education: to
cope with war and defense and to
deal with commerce and the power
of money. But we have become
drunk on the power of money. We
have failed to achieve the ultimate
goal: to become a nation involved in
the humanities and the arts.”
Dr. May characterized this Haw in
America by pointing out losses of in
dividualism, provacy and
rationalism. Individualism has been
overtaken by conformity May said.
May said privacy has been replaced
by gossip, slander and libel, and
rationalism is dying or already dead.
May said values are radically
“Our society does not have the
stable values we need and we can’t
absorb outside values. The old val
ues are going out and the new values
have not fully formed yet. But with
our new set of values we must de
velop a new freedom.
“We are now living in a time of
hopelessness with a lack of goals and
direction. People have to practice
being human by exercising their
freedom and learning right from
wrong,” May said.
May cited present-day notables
who had failed to accomplish their
freedom. He said the Watergate
criminals were well-adjusted crooks
who were victims of obedience. He
said it was destructive that Ford had
pardoned Nixon, because Nixon
hadn’t become aware of his crimes
and was worse for it. May also said
Patricia Hearst was better for having
been found guilty because she would
now have a chance to solve her prob
May emphasized the importance
of using one’s freedom to select indi
vidual values. He says many of to
day’s society think of themselves as
well adjusted, but they are fat, com
fortable and negligent of respon
sibilities to themselves.
Winning is not part of freedom.
May said. A sense of job, creativity
and productiveness can be gained in
our complex world without worrying
about time, May said.
“The evidence for freedom cannot
be found outside yourself, said
College Station fines give city
$78,400 after deductions in '76
Located on S. Texas
Ave. between
K-Mart and Gibsons
APRIL 19 & 20
Country Basket $1.39
WED. & THURS. APRIL 21 & 22
Malts and Shakes 64c
Beltbuster & French Fries $1.39
Every Wed. Night — 5:00-11:00
Hunger Buster, "IQ
French Fries, Small Drink I ■ I w
College Station court fines are ex
pected to reap $78,400 for the city
this year after state deductions.
The state levies $2.50 from each
court fine. In 1975, $522.24 col
lected from these fines was sent to
the Criminal Justice Planning Fund
via the governor’s office.
The Criminal Justice Planning
Fund uses the money to update law
enforcement agencies and support
the criminal justice system.
The $2.50 state deduction is raised
to $7.50 for misdemeanor convic
tions or fines. A $12.50 deduction
is assessed on each felony charge.
Provided College Station meets
the tax deadline, the city retains five
per cent of the state’s funds as ser
vice fees.
Warm spring saps sap
Associated Press
the maple sugar makers of the
Northeast, an unseasonably warm
spring boils down to one thing: a bit
ter financial year ahead. “We’ve only
produced about half as much as last
year and the season’s just about
over, said Floyd Fitch, whose son,
Sedric, tapped 600 maple trees here.
“It’s downright discouraging.”
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