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THE Wesleyan decree
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ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
January 17, 1962
LET’S HAVE ANOTHER ONE
just like the other ones.
In recent months, some of Ameri
ca’s youth have tried to do their
part to belie the charge that they
don’t care about world affairs, by
joining the controversial Peace
Are American young people work
ing in backward countries doing
some positive good, both for Ameri
ca and for said country? Opinions
vary on this subject, with some en
thusiastically for the corps, and
some decidedly against the whole
Here’s what some of Wesleyan’s
students think of the Peace Corps.
A poll revealed an alert interest on
the part of most students.
Mary Jo Barkeley: I think it is
wonderful. It promotes friendly in
ternational relations, and is a great
opportunity for an ambitious young
person to gain more understanding
of his fellow man.
A. W. Parker: I think it is a
good thing. But those who go will
find it harder than they think to
live in a foreign country, where liv
ing conditions are not as good as
they are here.
Frances Tankard: Well, it has
done something for the postcard
Kenneth Tarleton: The idea is
basically good. I was in Korea for
14 months, but as a soldier I could
n’t really get to know the people.
Young civilians should be able to
adapt easily to conditions and do
Marie Fisher: As members of
the Peace Corps, American young
people will have a chance to see
how comparatively easy their lives
have been alongside those of the
youth of underprivileged countries.
Perhaps they will bring back to
America the basis for better for
Jerry Miller: I think it is a fine
thing, but I am joining the army
The Student Life Committee re
commends that all posters and
signs l)e limited strictly to bulletin
board space and not be posted on
college building walls except dur
ing student elections.
Students should exercise good
taste and judgment as to the con
tent and appearance of the post
Students In College
Educate Each Other
“Students educate each other; if
they do not, something is terribly
wrong with the students and with
the organization of the college or
university. Sometimes I suspect
that if you could somehow retain
the student body of an Oxford or
Cambridge, the libraries and all
other institutions except the facul
ty, students would not be in a des
perate position but would get on
with their education themselves.
“Now this all-important process
of students providing their own
education works best in a small
college ... It can take place in
large universities, and at some like
Harvard and Yale and Michigan it
does—but it is difficult.”
—Henry Steele Commager, before
the Council for the Advancement
of Small Colleges
Dr. Sasser Attends
Dr. William Sasser, a member of
the faculty at North Carolina Wes
leyan College, attended the State
Convention of the North Carolina
Music Teachers Association on Jan
The Convention centered its ac
tivities at the Women’s College of
the University of North Carolina
with college and school music
teachers throughout the state at
LET’S TWIST again like we did
DEAN JACK MOORE announced
plans for Wesleyan’s first sum
mer session this week.
An interview with Wesleyan’s
student postmaster David Caison
revealed some very interesting
facts about the flux of mail in and
out of our post office.
It may sound hard to believe if
you’ve been continually faced with
a gaping, empty mailbox lately,
but an average of 200 pieces of
mail are received here daily. Stu
dent letter writers are more pro
lific, getting out about 300 pieces
of mail daily.
The mail is put up at 8 a. m. and
12:30 p. m. It goes out at 11:30 a. m.
and 6:30 p. m. Mail must be in the
post office by 5 p. m., since it
closes at five.
The Wesleyan Post Office is run
just like any rural post office—and
very efficiently, at that.
One Term Is Slated
June 18-August 10
North Carolina Wesleyan College
will have its first summer session
during 1962, according to an an
nouncement by Dean Jack W.
Plans are proceeding for one
summer term from June 18 through
Aug. 10. This will permit students
to complete half of one full se
mester’s work plus making avail
able some course work for renewal
of teaching certificates.
Dr. Willard Gatewood, Associate
Professor of History, will serve as
Director of the Summer Session.
Resident and non-resident students
will be enrolled.
Tentatively, course offerings are
planned to include English Com
position, American Literature,
Creative Writing, Modern Euro
pean History, U. S. in the 20th
Century, English Bible (Old Testa
ment), Intermediate Algebra, Trigo
nometry, and Developmental Read
Courses in Science and Music are
There will be a dance on January
20 in honor of our high school visi
tors with the Rhythm Rockers pre
siding. The dance will be from 8-11
and the cost of admission will be 50
cents per person.
The visitors we are having will
be here to take the college admis
sions tests. They will stay in the
dorm on the night of January 20.
To Be Considered
Dean Jack Moore will head the
vespers program Sunday night,
January 21, in the Trustees’ room
of the Administration Building.
The topic will be one that has
become an issue on campus: “Is
there a drinking problem at Wes
Following his talk, there will be
an open discussion to explore stu
dent views on this situation. Now
is the time for students to voice
their opinions. If you have some
thing to say bring it out in the
open! All are urged to attend.
CHOIR REHEARSAL —Dr. Wil
liam Sasser, choir director, is
caught in an attitude of deep