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Joe Boilins ta.iir« with Mr. Allen Barbee over the phone concerning the annual; Joe proceeded
to inform Mr. Barbee abont the ring trouble. At right the college ring is shown being weighed
in chemistry lab.
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Rocky Mount—George G. Stern,
one of the most distinguished soc
ial psychologist in this contry,
was on the campus of North Caro
lina Wesleyan College for a two-
day visit as a Danforth Visiting
Lecturer. Dr. Stern arrived on
October 12. He visited with
classes and addressed the stu
dent body in convocation. In ad
dition, Dr. Stern presented a
public lecture in Garber Chapel
on Tuesday, October 13, at 8:15
p.m. The title of thU
was “Psychological Character*!
Istics of College Envlronments.”
The general pablle wa* Invited to
attend this event which was free
Dr. Stern explored current re
search in the psychological char
acteristics of students and col
lege environments. A pioneer In
research in this field, he de
scribed some of the more im
portant difference between the
various types of institutions for
higher learning in the United
States today and the kinds of stu
dents enrolled in them.
His research has suggested
significant new criteria for gau
ging the effectiveness of a col
lege program. The implications
these findings for the Ub«ral
and the servile arts and their
significance to students, parents,
and educators was discussed by
Dr. Stern’s field of research
ranges broadly through the areas
of personality assessment, atti
tude measurement, and the analy
sis of institutional environments.
He has undertaken projects con
cerned with the identification of
superior students, the etiology of
juvenile dellnquence, and the
motivational characteristics of
teachers and of academic en
In 1958 this Syracuse psycho
logist received Honorable Men
tion (with C. R. Pace) for Out
standing Research by the Amer-
Members of the 1964-65 eheoing squad are from left to right
Pat Davis, Barbara Crawford, Marilyn Shepard, Caroline
Sanders, Linda Law and Terry Conway. Seated on the goal
post are Martin Lang, Lowis Lamblin and Dan Dare.
lean Personnel and Guidance As
sociation for Innovations in the
study of college characteristics.
He has received research
grants from the Air Force, the
U. S. Office of Education Board,
Social science Research Coun
cil, and the Peace. Corps.
A native of New York, Dr.
Stern received his Ph, D. from
the University of Chicago,In 1919,
and was Supervisor of Research
of the Examiner’s Office, and
Lecturer in Psychology at Syra
cuse University and Head of Its
Psychological Evaluation and As
sessment Laboratory in the Psy
chological Research Center.
The author of books and arti
cles on personality assessment.
Dr. Stern Is widely known for
the development of such instru
ments as the "Inventory of
Beliefs,” the “Activities In
dex,” and the “College Char
He is a Fellow of the Ameri
can Psychological Association
and a member of various profes
sional societies including the
American Sociological Associa
tion, Association for Higher Ed
ucation, American Educational
Research Association, National
Council on Measurement In Ed
ucation, American Association
for the Advancement of Science,
American Association of Univer
sity professors, Psl Chi, and
Dr. Stern was an Invited par
ticipant In the XV International
Congress of Applied Psychology
in Ljublljana, Yugoslavia, in Aug
In addition to teaching social
Psychology to students, both
graduate and undergraduate, at
Syracuse University, Dr. Stern
also guides research of advanced
students in various other depart
ments including the College of
On Tuesday October 6 it
was discovered by Bob Lyon
that Wesleyan’s ring contract had
been violated. During a ring;
discussion Bob Lyons found that
the ring produced last year
felt heavier than the one pro
duced this year. Bob went to
the chemistry lab and under the
direction of Mr. Kilgore found
that the new rings weighed be
tween 14.5 and 15.0 penney weight
Herb Campbell, the Senior
Class president, gave Bob the
“O.K.” to speak to Dr. Cordts
in behalf of the class. Cordts
told Bob “you’ve been chlzeled.’
The ring contracts were signed
with Mr. Allen Barbee who also
has the annual and graduation
invitation contracts. Mr. Barbee
called Joe Boling Tuesday to dis
cuss the annual which Joe heads.
Joe proceeded to inform Mr. Bar
bee that a difficulty had arrisen
concerning the rings and that
his attendance was in order,
Mr. Barbee promised to see
anyone who wished to talk about
the rings on Wednesday.
On Wednesday Bob Lyons and
Chet Murphey represented the
Senior Class when thev met with
Mr. Barbee. Mr. Barbee said
“I called the factory and the
factory said they have yet to
send an 18 penney weight
gold ring; thus the factory had
failed to fill the orders that
he had sent them.
Mr. Jasper Smith and the
Trustees met with Mr. Barbee.
Dean Cordts said he Is waiting
for a letter of explaination from
Bob Lyons, Joe Boling, and
Herb Campbell met with Mr.
Barbee and he said “you have
the grounds to break the
The Senior/are not sure which
course of action they’ll take.
This is the third ring incident
of this type which the Class of
‘65 has had to face.
A new seal will be presented
the Trustees for approval soon.
If it is approved the Seniors will
request it be placed on the ring.
The Senior and Junior Classes
have stopped purchases of the
rings and the factory has been
notified to stop production until
the problem can be solved. The
Trustees have not released any
word concerning the rings.
Miss Mae (alias Jimmy) West was crowned Miss Wesleyan
Queen of the Rag’s To Riches Dance by the returning queen.
Miss Loretta (alias Larry) Post.
Miss Wesleyan Crowned
One of the highlights of the
Rags-To-Rlches Dance which
featured The Rivieras was the
crowning of Miss Wesleyan dur
ing intermission. Twenty-four
lovely contestants entered the
contest, wearing anything from
bathing suits to evening dresses.
The following contestants each
made their entrance on the ramp
in an attempt to win the coveted
title of Miss Wesleyan: BobI
(Lolita) Lyons, Don (Donna) Ev
erett, Dick (Roxanna) Tripp,
A1 (Trixie) Rexroads, Lewis
(Nellie) Nickson, Sam (Henriet
ta) Munday, Mike (Matilda) Pratt,
Bill (Hedda) Hartley, Gprdena-
Patra Parker, and Mlchelle-a-
Patra Reid, Baxter (Maxine) My
ers, Lloyd (Lulu) Nelson, • Ed
(PooPoo) Schultz, Ken (KJity)
Smith, Bill (Billie Ann) Gru-
ver, Lew (Lois) Ransom, Bill
(Belle) Bobbitt, Guy (Gorgetta)
Rouse, Joe (Josephone) Boling,
carl (Charlotta) Alderman, Jim
my (Mae) West, Dennie (Denise)
Seybert, Bill (Romona) Rober
son, and Ray (Wilma) Robinson.
Out of the five finalists -
Lois Ransom, Mae West, Lolita
Lyons, Lulu Nelson and Henriet
ta Munday - the audience chose
Mae West as the new Miss
Wesleyan. After a heart-break
ing farewell address, the re
turning queen, Loretta Post pla
ced the crown on Mae and pre
sented her with her shining tro
This was the first dance spon-.
sored by the 1964-65 Social com
mission. The next one will be
Autumn Jibilee Week-end, Oct
ober 31 featuring Maurice Wil
liams and the Zodiacs.