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The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, May 12, 1967, Image 2

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Page Two THE SALEMITE May 12, Published every Friday of the College year by the Student Body of Salem College OFFICES: Basement of Day Student Center Printed by the Sun Printing Company Subscription Price $4.50 a year EdItor-in-Chief Carol Quick Associate Editor —Vicky Hanks Business Manager — Lillian Young Managing Editor Sybil Cheek News Editor Sandy Kelley Feature Editor Carol Carson Copy Editor ...- —- Pat Sanders Advertising Manager ..Mary Lou Atkinson Photography Editors .Anne Wyche Lisa Mobley Headline Staff Sallie King, Karen Shelley, Jane Bostian, Helen Best Managing Staff Elizabeth Pridgen, Hillary Masters, Sandy Kelley Layout ..Cathy Clements Circulation Manager — —Debbie Loti Advisor Mrs. Laura Nicholson Other writers contributing this week: Sandy Gills, Kathy Dealy, Annie McLeod, Lyn Davis, Joy Bishop, Debbie Lotz, Sandy Kelley, Lisa Mabley. Critics Should Offer New Alterriatives To The Sign The new green sign in front of Main Hall has evoked much criticism from students in the past few weeks. But how much of this criticism has gone beyond an expression of dislike toward con structive ideas for improvement? The fact that the student body wishes the sign to be removed has been well established. We should not expect action, however, until a sugge.stion has been made for a suitable replacement. Many possible locations and styles for a sign exist. For example, could a metallic historical marker, similar to those seen throughout North Carolina, be se cured by the college and placed on Church Street by the library? As citizens of the college community, we certainly possess the right to dissent. Such a right carries with it a responsibility to con sider a solution for the problem in question. Anyone who is con cerned enough to offer thoughtful criticism should have considered the issue at hand so carefully as to be able to suggest a solution. An issue now exists on campus—the sign. Let us exercise our right to dissent. But let us make sure our criticism is valid by meeting our responsibility and suggesting a replacement for the sjtanding marker. C. J. Q. Imaginative Student Dreams Of Fun'Filled Cemeteries By Lynn Flanders Cemeteries aren’t as much fun as they used to be, and that’s why I’d never like to be dead in one. All the new kinds of cemeteries are supposed to be calm and serene, so if you ever decide to go wander ing around one, you’d just better be calm and serene. Some people go wandering around being afflicted with bereavement which is O.K. if you like to walk around being afflicted with bereavement. I don’t think I’d like that and if I were dead, I wouldn’t like a whole lot of people just moping around my cemetery being like that. When I’m dead, I want people to be happy when they come to see me. I want little kids and their dogs to be running through and I want the balloon man to sell his balloons in my cemetery and I want people to pick some of the pretty flowers, but not all of them. Then I’d really be happy just knowing that people are enjoying my ceme tery, and if they didn’t want to see ghosts they wouldn’t have to see any. But. if they wanted to play with some, we’d have a couple extra on hand. Then we could have a party and that’s fun. And a lot more people would hear about how much fun you can have in a ceme tery and then everybody would want to come and we could have a hotdog stand and maybe a Coke machine with lemonade in it, be cause when it’s hot, lemonade is really good, except the hotdog stand and the coke machine would have to be outside the cemetery so it wouldn’t be ugly. That’s the way I’d like my ceme tery to be if I were supposed to be dead in one. I’d like to know that people are having fun in my cemetery and that they’re all the time not being calm and serene and afflicted. That’s what I’d really like—a cemetery for my own self where I can see all the sit-ins and the parades and the little kids with their hot dogs and even the old balloon man because he’s my friend. So, whenever you decide to pass away (that’s how my mother says you’re supposed to say it when you’re talking about somebody be ing dead), just come on over to my cemetery, because it’s really going to be pretty and we can just sit back and enjoy ourselves. Irounc Lavaliers, serenades, prize-win ning plants, a coke machine, a Honda, and an engagement helped to make this past week at Salem another unique one. Chris Mathews won silver, china, and crystal this week, but, more than that, she added a Lambda Chi lavalier to her possessions. George Findley, a Wake man from Palm Beach, Florida, followed an example set by many of his fraternity bro thers and secured Salem freshman Chris last weekend. Monday was Sue Wooten’s birth day. She’ll find this year’s day hard to forget, for not only was she twenty, but she also became lavaliered to Andy Beard, a Beta from Davidson. Don’t you wish you’d celebrate a birthday like that! What’s this about being asked to wear a lavalier after only two dates? You freshmen must have been extra attentive—or was he a Lambda Chi ? Debbie Yager’s serenade last Wednesday night was certainly pretty, but to Clewell it came as a total surprise. Sorry those “jets” took off during the first song, Deb bie ! Four spotlights illuminated more than Nancy Taylor and the Sigma Chi’s during the serenade Mon day night. Clewell girls got a chance to be in the movies . . . but with hair rollers and a beauty mask? I guess we’ll forgive them for the WRA Sponsors Tennis Match The morning of May Day proved to be a big one for Jane Bray and Donald McLeod, who were the win ners of the student-faculty tennis tournament. Play began at 9 a.m. with eight matches. The winners of the first round moved to the se cond round while the losers went into a loser’s bracket. This bracket was ultimately won by Bevie Car ter and John Spitz. The play in the winner’s bracket continued to the semi-finals when Jane and Mr. McLeod played Betsy Payne and Paul Peterson with the Bray-McLeod team winning, giving them a berth in the finals. The other final’s berth went to Nancy Richardson and Jerry Surratt, who defeated Susan Harvard and James Edwards in the semi-finals. The finals were held at 11:30 a.m., and Jane and Mr. McLeod won by a 6-2 score over Nancy and Mr. Sur ratt in an excellent display of ten nis. Besides the activity in tennis, (Continued on Page 4) 1 ffke g/l/i uare candid shots since the songs were so pretty. Next time don’t plug in the extension cord. Sisters . Salem may be well known for her rhododendrons as well as for her girls and her music. A father who should know what he’s talking about remarked that the bloorning plants on either side of the drive way between Sisters’ and South were quite valuable. We have prize-winning planting, girls! B. B. James met the coke man-to- ca!l-in-an-emergency, after she’d met a policeman while, attired in p. j.’s, she held up several cases of cokes inside the machine for over half an hour. It seems that the machine wouldn’t surrender its trea sure for a dime, and B. B. tried to encourage it. Now the number to call is enshrined under glass in Clewell’s front office. Next time please stay fully dressed, though. The basement’s drafty when your hand is being refrigerated. Julia Daniels discovered a new way to gain entrance to the infir mary. Her Honda burn was i serious, but I heard a rumor'ti l she’s going to ride one again Ti J the spirit, Julia! ^ "''M Mark Livingstone fromriL Streets of New York has cotnr J visit Salem s campus as Ran ^ * a \Vi,.| ner. Ran, an editor for ""'*' ston-Salem publisher, and a Peace Corps man in Thailand kl engaged Mary Sterns for a' ** summer wedding. Ran, an A spent two years at Davidson jjl graduated from Carolina bewS meeting Salem sophomore, Mit,l Play practice was really worthwii for her! * A note of warning must end f article, as I have heard stranfl tales of a Pied Piper in a blue co, haunting our campus. She usually seen walking to and irm| Clewell and the F.D. in sandakiJ that blue coat, playing straeJ tunes on her flute (a souveniJ from Founders’ Day). Be carelJ ... her tune may lure you away J play, too! Editorials Express Views On ECC University Status] i*/ t>a4fsT* II Cutr - (Editor’s Note:) Although the North Carolina General Assembly recently defeated East Carolina College’s bid for separate university status, the issue will probably re main in the news. The following articles express two of the prevalent views on the question. Gentlemen: I urge you to support East Caro lina College’s bid to become a sepa rate university. I have many rea sons to support this request; how ever, the primary ones are as fol lows : Under the present consolidated organization, there will be for North Carolina’s college students only one educational philosophy steming from one focal point and then dispersed to the other units in the system. In a separate state- supported system, this can be avoid ed and North Carolina’s students will have a choice of educational philosophies still within the frame work of the state-supported system. Secondly, the accusation that ECC will create duplication is hypocriti cal because the present system now is educationally duplicated at the four existing campuses. North Caro lina State University is now offer ing liberal arts degrees that are available at UNC-CH. Several years ago N. C. State College was a highly specialized technical institu tion with nationally recognized identity. Now its program is lead ing it toward “another” good liberal arts school. Also, Woman’s College at Greens boro was formerly known as the country’s second largest and best women’s institution in the United States. Now, male students are on the campus and there is rumor of a sports program to compete with other colleges. In summary. Wo man s College has lost its identity and is becoming “another” liberal arts university. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been created. This campus must have professors, phy sical facilities and money to operate as does UNC-CH, UNC-G, and IM- C. State University at Raleigh, yet still offer the identical liberal arts curriculum that is available at these above listed units. Is this not duplication in its purest form? It has also been stated that edu cational competition among separate state-supported universities will bring economic disaster to the state and that general competition should be avoided. It is human nature to compete and as humans we all want the most results from our money for the least effort or expenditure By competition, the people of North Carolina would be the beneficiaries because competition would bringtJ highest utilization of money sp!| on the educational process. The only method to detcmiij what unit is fulfilling its goals iti| using its facilities to its higl capabilities is by competition. Perhaps the greatest fearinll(| consolidated system lies in its “li ness.” On the national scene o»| can see what happens when ( gets too big. Politically, Noill Carolina has fought the bigness j| a centralized federalism and been historically in favor of 1» ism. Yet, in education we pro[w| to create a centralized giant I will be a monster to handle in l:t| future because this system will tel its touch with the local citizemi Every day we fight to maintain os| identity and try to prevent ing a number. Must we hasten tisl trend by creating a non-indivm istic educational system whereby if student loses his identity in the bifl ness of a vast educational empire! I I ask you to please vote to creatil a separate university at East Caiel lina and to prevent North Carohl from degenerating into a chaoli| condition that now exists in I State of California. Michael L, Bun*! I A letter to the General AsseM reprinted from the Greenil«i| Daily News. * A ♦ That was a strange concept obi university which Durhanis 1*| Lenox Baker expressed at week’s legislative hearing on t* 1 of East Carolina College to a university separate from the *| solidated University. Df', , said that the state, in grantinS college independent i| tus, would be supporting the I cation of the little man, the ave ■ man, not the Phi Beta Kapp* I the Ph.D.” , J Perhaps Dr. Baker, who is ® ■ man of the State Board of was not expressing the , J Heii ministration’s view of the the Greenville institution. he had never seen the tta®? J Greenville and was i ii| supporters of the college as J to appear at the hearing- Dr. Baker was not exactly e ing an official view, he was e ing a view widely Carolinians who want East C* ome a Consolidated College to become a university rate from the sity system. jjj* North Carolina, of ' (jot* be concerned about the ® young people who are ca “average.” Certainly dents deserve as much a | (Continued on

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