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The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, October 27, 1967, Image 1

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Junior Women's Club pre- ents "How to Succeed in Josiness Without Really Try ing" See page 3. Volumn XLIX Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 27, 1967 Oslo Scholars report on their summer in Norway. See page 4. Number 1 ^arine Chaplain Favors Wing^Tsit Chan To Speuk Involvement In Vietnam Asia November 2nd & 3rd Commander John J. O’Connor of pieces of misinformation which has Jhe United States Marine’s Chap lain Corps was the speaker at as sembly October 25. His topic was the Vietnamese war and the United States’ involvement in it. Com- jnander O’Connor has previously served in the war in Vietnam and has just recently returned from Vietnam after making a second »isit there. * Commander O’Connor explained to the audience that he did not wish to brainwash them, but merely to express his own opinions. He stated that only a fraction of the American population has been to Vietnam, and even a smaller frac tion has read enough to talk mean ingfully about the situation there, ^he general public is often badly misinformed according to Father O’Connor. Stories of American Marines burning down whole vil lages for the sheer joy of destruc tion simply are not true. In fact U. S. troops have been extremely Jareful to avoid harming Viet namese civilians. The Vietnamese themselves have told Commander O'Connor that we are “too moral”, that we are trying to spare the lives of all Vietnamese citizens, which just simply cannot be done in time of war. The Vietnamese were amazed when Commander O’Connor asked them whether they thought Ameri can forces should be in Vietnam er not. They told him that if the United States removed troops any thing from selective assassination to wholesale massacre might result. V One of the most destructive come to the American public is in the form of a misquotation from former President Dwight Eiscn- hour. It has been stated that he said that free elections were not held in Vietnam in 1956, because if they had been that Ho Chi Minh would have won 80% of the votes. What Eisenhour said, actually, was that if elections had been held in 1953 Ho Chi Minh would have re ceived 80% of the votes against the French government’s puppet. In conclusion. Commander O’Con nor urged the students to have their own opinions about the war in Vietnam but to reach them carefully and not let themselves be duped by misinformation. Frosh Produce Pretty Rooms Salem’s freshmen swept, dusted, and tidied their rooms all day on Wednesday, October 18, because judging for the Freshman Room Contest, sponsored by IRS, would take place at 6 :30 that night. The judges. Miss Paula L. Kozicki, John W. Sanders, Dr. Charles L. Rioe, Mrs. Mary Melvin, Miss Mary Dameron, Hewson Michie, Sidney Kelly, and Mrs. Laura C. Nicholson, traveled from room to room in each dorm as they inspect ed the freshman rooms, trying to overlook mishaps such as curtains falling and a closet door swinging op6n to reveal that all of the con- (Contlnued on page 3) Dr. Wing-tsit Chan, an authority on Chinese thought and culture, will be on the campus of Salem College on November 2 and 3 as a Rond- thaler and a Danforth Visiting Lec turer. Dr. Chan is Gillespie Pro fessor of Philosophy at Chatham College, Pittsburgh, and first oc cupant of that endowed chair. Dr. Chan will speak in Hanes Auditorium on November 2 at 8 p.m. on “Dominant Themes of Chi nese Thought.” On November 3, Dr. Chan will speak at assembly at 11 a.m. on “Forces at Work in Asia.” Dr. Chan was born in Canton, China, and became an American citizen in 1951.. .Mter graduating from Lingnan University, Canton, in 1924 he came to study at Harv ard University, from which he re ceived a Master’s Degree in 1927 and a doctorate in 1929 as Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Phil osophy. He was a visiting professor at the University in Hawaii in 1935- 36 and stayed on as Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Institutions until 1942. In 1940-42 he was chair man of the philosophy department. In 1942 Dr. Chan came to Dart mouth College in New Hampshire and the following year was appoint ed Professor of Chinese Culture and Philosophy. In 1950-51 he was chairman of the Divison of the Hu manities. Until 1966 he was co-dir ector of the Comparative Studies Center at Dartmouth. He returned to China in 1948-49 under a Guggenheim Fellowship, and received a Rockefeller Foun verhart Prints The Salemite, ids Editors, Helpers 18 Years By Vicky Hanks The printer’s devil is not dead. !”“Nor is he in Argentina. He is L^ght here in Winston-Salem busily I printing The Salemite. 1 Actually, as Bill Everhart, our friendly, jovial printer at the Sun f Printing Co. says, “a printer’s devil IS really the printer’s helper, and , Joes what the printer tells him to i^o.” ■Bi Bill was born in Salem, on De- f^^ember 6, 1920, and went to public school here. “I first became in terested in printing when I was about 14 years old, and had four years of training at Reynolds High School.” Bill explained that after high : school he went on to an apprentice ship, where he received more train ing and experience. He added that his first job was with the H. T. Hearn Engraving Company in Winston-Salem, and that he con- ■ sidered working with them a re warding experience. He says that after finishing apprenticeship, one becomes a journeyman, “which is an accomplished artist in, a sense.” After working for a few years. Bill went into the Navy for two and a half years. When he got out of the Navy, Bill worked for the Bahnson Co. installing air con ditioners for another two and a half years. “I’ve been working with The for 18 years, and have known all the editors.” Bill added that he has enjoyed every year with The Salemite. At Sun Printing Co. Bill makes np forms, sets type, sets headlines, funs printing presses and works with the setting of The Salemite. Bill Everhart, man behind The Salemite, proofreads pages for the current issue. Bill muses, “I’ve done everything in a print shop, except run the lino type” Bill and his wife Peggy live in Winston-Salem with their three children, a chihuahua, Chiquita, and an “alleycat” called Moose. Bill says that his little girl Jocelyn, who is ten, just loves school. She plays school at home and wants to be a Dr. Wing-tsit Chan, Rondthaler and Danforth Visiting Lecturer, will speak on Chinese thought and forces present in Asia. dation grant for research in India and Japan in 1955-56. He also spent 1963-64 in Asia doing research un der grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Re search Council, and American Phil osophical Society. Professor Chan was chairman of the Council of Christian Higher Ed ucation for China in 1933-34. He represented China at several inter national conferences. He was on the steering committee for the Eastern- Western Conferences in 1959 and 1964. Dr. Chan is also a very talented author. Two of his recent books are Reflections On Things at Hand, The Neo-Confucian Anthology and Chinese Philosophy, 1959-63: Main land China Publications. He has contributed chapters on Chinese life and thought for 21 books on philosophy and religion, and has published over seventy art icles on China. He has also served on the board of editors for “Phil osophy East and West”, and is editor for Chinese philosophy of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Professor Chan is a charter mem ber of the American Association for the Study of Religion, formed in 1958-59, a member of the board of directors for the American As sociation of Teachers ofChinese and the Association of Asian Studies, an honorary fellow of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Univer sity of Hong Kong, an honorary member of the Research of New Asia College in Hong Kong, and honorary corresponding associate of the Asiatic Research Center of Korea University. He is consultant to the Six - College program in Pennsylvania, the State University of New York, and other college groups. In addition to his post at Chatham College, Dr. Chan is Ad junct Professor of Chinese Thought at Columbia University. Eves Talks About Math To Class Of Salemites teacher or librarian.” William Everhart HI, “Windy,” as he is called by family and friends, is 16 and attends Parkland High School. Bill says, “He plays the trumpet real well and wants to be in a band, but he has a great talent for drawing and I’d like to see him in commercial art.” The (Continued on Page 3) Dr. Howard Eves, at Salem on the Piedmont University Center Visiting Scholars Program, spoke to math studenst Tuesday morning, October 24. Dr. Eves is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maine. He received his Masters Degree at Harvard University, taught at Princeton University, and then received his Ph.D. from Ore gon State. He is a leading editor and author of widely used text books, including the, geometry book used here last year. He has also . authored mathematics articles in Encyclopedia Americana, Collier’s Encyclopedia, and The World Book Encyclopedia. The topic of Dr. Eves’ lecture was “The Three Crises”, From the Greek to present times, the foun dations of math have undergone three “soul-shaking” crises . The first of these was in the 5th cen tury B.C. The Pathagoreans had built up a theory of proportion that stated that any segments have a common unit of measure. When someone discovered segments with out this common unit, the whole Pathagorean philosophy was upset. It wasn’t until one hundred years later that Eudoxius was able to resolve the problem. The second crises occurred at the end of the 17th century following the discovery of calculus by Newton and Liebniz. The foundations were shaky; and paradoxes arose when mathematicians, not realizing the limitations of the calculus, applied it where it shouldn’t be used. Help came when limits were defined in 1821. A deeper problem arose when the foundation of math was dis cussed and found to be an intuitive concept of the number system. The third crisis evolved out of the second when mathematicians started with a set theory to make the foundations deeper. All math is consistent if set theory is, but at the turn of this century, paradoxes were found in set theory. No res olution has so far been acceptable to everyone. Mathematicians have solved the problem by restricting set theory and cutting off the par adoxical part. Dr. Eves stated that (Continued on Page 3)

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