LODGE CHARGE-VOL VII, No. 1, July 11, 1966
The binding force of Hampshire Lodge is spirit. What is its value, and what is its price? In brief, its value is the maturity and knowledge we gain from the lodge, and its price is what we must sacrifice for its benefit. There are always a few spiritless cynics here. They can not destroy Lodge spirit, but they can damage that spirit. Perching upon the outer edge, they view the essence with dead aim. They are the ones who yak during a performance and spend their day with the same tight clique of people. They taunt when they win and cry whey they lose. Their theme is themselves rather than learning from others; they are the ones who laugh at rules created only for their own good. We do not need such cynics. They can learn nothing from the Lodge; they will not sacrifce. The Editors
Sue W, Judy M, Toby, Helen, Arlene, Liz
The first Charge of '66 had a review of a concert of a quartet by Corelli performed by Carl Dimow on flute, Marti Siegel on cello, Steve Grodzinsky on violin and Dave Holman on piano.
There was an interview with Art Rosenbaum-the folk teacher. We would all gather on the porch and Art would treat us to recordings of older folk/blues players on his record player-yes, a record player, remember those? At that time Art had commercial recordings on Folkways and Prestige Bluesville. He accompanied Jean Redpath as well. He has said of teenageers at the Lodge: "They are capable of doing everything, yet everything is fresh to them." Some of my favorite memories of the Lodge was Art's classes.
There was an interview with Geraldine Lust-the drama coach. She studied directing under Lee Strassberg and in 1950, she helped organise Stella Adler's Drama School. She worked off Broadway and toured Europe. "The Blacks", her original production was produced at St. Marks' Playhouse.
TWO HOOTS by Rick Levin
The opening song for the first hoot was "Where have all the flowers Gone?" sung by Fran Fassler and Lisa Palitz. They might all have sung, "Where Have all the Campers Gone?", for our hoots have, so far, been dominated by Steve Grodzinsky, Art Rosenbaum and Arnold Fassler rather than the Lodgers. "It ain't no harm to have your mind on spirit, right?" Donna Abrahams followed Fran and Lisa with "He was a Friend of Mine" Then Laurie Dobrish sang a song written by a friend of hers untitled. The M.C., Rick Kurnit, jarred the horizon with "When Morning Breaks I'll be Gone" followed by Dave Shapiro singing of kleenex boxes ("Hangin' 'Round"). There were a few startled gasps at the appearance of an oblong object called the dulmimer ably handled by Sharon Wilensky. She was accompanied by her sister, Laura. The second hoot was M.C.ed by Dave Shapiro. All the performers tried their best to gurantee an entertaining evening and did an excellent job, backed up by a steady downpour. One of the highlights of the eveing was a brisk duet played by Art on the banjo and Grod on the fiddle. Was it too brisk, Steve? Dave Shapiro did an unknown topical song from the 1920s called, "The death of William Jennings Bryant" As the rain picked up, Arnold on the harmonica, accompanied by Art on his guitar played, "Londonderry Air" for Beany and "I know where I'm going". By poplular demand, Arnold played "Shenandoah".
Who's going to break the flast?...Lencher, sut ya mouth!...What a noble choice, Richie! What a way ter go, Laurie N...Debby, what are you riskin'?...Where does it hurt, Bebe?...Michelle, ma belle eh Lobell?...What ping pong tournament?...Hey Fishman, leeking for a shrimp?...Who's the leader of the threesome, Rick?...How many hands does Dave Helman have?...Why is everyone walking backwards?...Is it true that the telephone booth doesn't close, Arnold?...Who's Dr. Strange???
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"You have a leg sticking out of your knee" Lenny to Margie
"I expect you to pay me in the morning" Debi Feldman to Dan Berman (on returning from the back porch)
"When I was four I was dehydrated" Melissa Jaffe
"It's so hot, it's so humid!" Jane Vern
"It's not so humid on the back porch, Jane" Arnold
MINUTES OF 1st CAMPER COUNCIL MEETING
I-A complaint was made concering the noise this Sunday morning. There will be no noise (i.e. loud record playing) before ten on Sundays.
II-There will be no playing of personnal records in the music room. Arnold will add Rock & Roll records to the collection.
III-Rudeness during evening activities and nose between 10 and 11 should be discussed with groups.