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On behalf of the Legislative Board I would
like to clear up certain misconceptions and im
pressions which are obviously prevalent within
the student body. Namely the feeling that the
Legislative Board in its function as a nominat
ing committee is set up for the purpose of
“railroadmg” into office students who happen
to have close friends (better known as mem
bers of their group) serving on the board.
This, 1 feel, is the idea held by many students
who, not understanding how the nominating
committee operates, conclude that it functions
by some mysterious, underhanded method. In
regard to this conception, the Legislative
Board would like to explain for the benefit
of ail students its purpose and its methods.
Since the situation of immediate concern
deals with the nommation of house presidents,
the operation of the nominatmg committee
mignt best be discussed in connection with
these nommations. The procedure is as fol
lows: each dorm nominates five or six girfs,
and then, by secret ballot, votes for three oi
tnese to be sent as the top three to the nomi
nating committee. The top three are revealed
only to the nommating committee. Along with
tliese tnree names are sent any other names
The Legislative Board’s first job is to check
on tne academic average of each girl nomi
nated. If all girls are eligible academically
(tnat is, have at least a C average for the pre-
cedmg semester), then all the names are pre
sented to the nommatmg committee, specifying
the top three. Bach nommee is duscussed by
the board—BISCUSSiUB, NOT JUDGED. The
committee strives to remam as objective as
possible throughout its discussion, and to bring
in only the aspects of a girl’s character which
affect the office for which she has been nomi
nated. Following the discussion of all the
nominees the committee may do one of two
thmgs. It may vote to accept the original top
three; or it may decide to vote by secret ballot
on three or four of the names discussed
keeping in mind the top three nominees from
In the case where the committee is presented
with only two or three nominees, the commit
tee must again decide as to how it will pro-
cede. If the board feels, after checking grades
and points of other girls in the dorm, that
others are EQUALLY as qualified — NOT
MORE QUALIFIED—to hold the office, then
the committee may add to the list of nominees
If several additional names are suggested and
discussed by the committee, it is necessary to
decide how many of these names (including
those nominated from the dorm) will be in
cluded in the final nomination. After this is
established (and generally there are not over
three or four on the final list) the voting is
carried out by secret ballot within the com
Thus, in the procedure of nominating as
carried out by the Legislative Board there is
no underground promoter of “one or two
groups” on campus at work. There is no dis
regarding or deliberate replacement of any
nominee from any dorm. Every name is
brought up for discussion. The Legislative
Board of Student Government is set up to
represent the entire student body. You, the
students, elect its members, and it in turn
strives to represent you. I feel that the Board
this year is a representative group—one com
posed of members who do express opinions
which reflect the various attitudes and view
points on campus.
I hope that this explanation has clarified
and justified the Legislative Board in the eyes
of those who have questioned its operation.
By Denny Broadhurst
Black caps and gowns file through the door,
Pile through as they did once before, not long ago.
Short months for friendships to grow dear.
For birthday parties, Christmas cheer.
Blind dates, and football games—the part
You hear about before you start.
Before you pause with thoughts that
Must-needs sober you; of family trust
That sacrificed for you to prove
Your merit and deserve their love.
Spontaneous songs and trees in bloom
Erase tired thoughts, and with a broom
Of sunshine springtime sweeps away
The cares that colored winter gray.
The research themes and book reviews.
The lab reports and pounds to lose.
The cold, exhausting nights of crams
For quizzes and mid-term exams.
The rainy days, the questions missed.
The nights you couldn’t quite resist
The plea to play “just one more hand”,
"And let your conscience lose command.
It seems though only yesterday
You saw this file, and heard them pray
For guidance in the coming year.
And now their time to leave is here.
Black caps and gowns file through the door.
File through as they did once before, not long ago.
By Susan Hughes
Time to wind up all our affairs for the
year. The end of_ the semester will brbg
many changes—I think one change we all hate
to see come is the loss of Lena and Ing-Marie.
They have certainly added a lot to our cam
pus this year. A change we’re glad to see
was in the student budget. It speaks well for
the school that we voted to accept the $l,5o
for the literary magazine. This will give the
staff an opportunity to really have a good
magazine next year—a whole_ summer to plan,
and enough money to work with. While you’re
traveling or reading or working this summer,
why not sneak in a little writing to turn in
Speaking of writing. Miss Jessie Rihder who
teaches in the English department at Carolina
came Thursday for a forum with the creative
Looks like the Salem faculty has been keep
ing Baptist Hospital busy. The Wendts had a
baby boy, Karl Stewmrt, and then the Michies
finally had their baby. She is a redhead,
Anne Forsyth, and her proud pappa has al
ready enrolled her at Salem—for the fall of
Salemite ads seem to be very effective—
especially when we make a mistake. Mr.
Cashion, our beloved printer, got so upset over
an eight page issue that by mistake the Lamp
Post ad said that a pair of shoes was $2.95 in
stead of $8.95. Girls have been going in all
week trying to buy those $2.95 shoes. The
Lamp Post was so pleased to have response
from the ad (even if no one did buy any
shoes) that they didn’t even get mad.
The rain and cool weather doesn’t seem to
have dampened the spirit of some of the girls
—the WRA held softball tournaments Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoons—there were even
some girls out sunbathing Monday. And some
gals were in especially high spirits. There
was a regular outburst of song in the dining
room Monday. Lou Scales accepted a diamond
from her Wally, and Lina Farr is engaged to
her “Pops”. Sandra Gilbert is pinned to Andy
Agett, a “Fiji” at the University of Tennessee,
Sara Lou Richardson has a Beta pin from
Charles Rose, Vera Britt and Vicki Van Liere
are sporting new pins also—^Vera’s belongs to
Bob Outland, a first year dental student at
Carolina and Vicki’s is Tommy Helms, a KA
alumnus from Wake Forest. It was good to
see some of the old faces around campus over
the week-end. Susie Cabiness Farrabo, Caro
lyn Wray, Sandy Shaver Prather, and Velva
Whitescarver all made the trek back to the
some-what damp May Dell.
By the way, the public relations office sent
copies of the May Day Salemite to all pros
pective students. . ,
Notice: If there is anyone who has a
Winston-Salem this summer and needs a place
to live, I have some very interesting inior-
mation about a wonderful bargain ,P
contact me as soon as possible if you’d Ime
to know more.
Time to close up shop for the year anu
the clatter of typewriters (the psychology
are writing their child-observation repor )
and moans from music majors who are staying
up all night working on music notebooks an
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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY OF THE COLLEQE YEAR
BY THE Student Body of Salem College
The -warnings and instructions of Civil
have too long been scoffed at by the American P
pie. Perhaps the latest crisis in world affairs
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awakened a great many citizens to our lack oi P
paredness. in case of nuclear attack. We are
attempting to be “prophets of doom”. We are
predecting immediate attack. However, we .
a need for being informed about the measure
we at Salem College should take in °
“alert”. We understand that evacuation drills
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been held in the past. This year we ^
no instruction as to evacuation procedure. Y"flrun
we expected to do in case of a genuine ale”
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when the fire bell rings? We hope that next >
adequate instruction will be given in accordance
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lusuuciion will De given in - , —j.
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