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The Wesleyan decree. online resource (None) 1961-current, January 17, 1962, Image 1

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Mount. Nbfth Carolma_ ^ _ THE Wesleyan decree Vcl. 2 Xc. 7 ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. January 17, 1962 LET’S HAVE ANOTHER ONE just like the other ones. Peace Corps Under Fire 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 Corps. 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 idea. 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 business. 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 valuable work. 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 eign relations. Jerry Miller: I think it is a fine thing, but I am joining the army myself. Bulletin Board 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 ers. 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 Music Convention 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 uary 12-13. 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 tending. College Planning Summer Session r LET’S TWIST again like we did last summer. DEAN JACK MOORE announced plans for Wesleyan’s first sum mer session this week. Post Office Progressing 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. Moore. 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 ing. Courses in Science and Music are also planned. Dance Scheduled 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. Drinking Problem 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 leyan?” 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 concentration.

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