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Volume LVI Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. - Thursday, March 14, 1974 Number 13 AlanlGray grins like a Cheshire cat as he futilely awaits the library streakers. Streaking Phenomena Hits Salem Look out in the square! Faster than a speeding bullet, more ex hilarating than a skinny dip, able to leap tall fences in a single bound . . . it’s a boy, it’s a girl, it’s super streaker! Streaking is the latest fad to hit college campuses throughout the country. It’s a naked dash around the campus quad, in the library or through the dorms. And, ; according to most partici pants—“it feels great!” Streaks are not a phenomena peculiar to coed universities. They have occurred on campuses of male and female colleges, includ ing such noble institutions as Wofford, Davidson, Converse and Salem. It all began on Monday night, March 4, when rumors circulated that a mass streak would be held at 11:00 p.m, in Salem Square. Salem girls turned out en masse to witness this eye-opening spectacle beneath the virgin trees of the hallowed grounds. Chants mounted as students anxiously awaited the outcome. At five min utes past the hour, six girls disrobed. Four girls ran to the end of the square and back, while two others disappeared into the crowd from which they had emerged earlier sporting only their birthday suits, The same scene was reenacted at 11:35 as six newcomers bared their bodies and became truly liberated. The names of the par ticipants are being withheld to protect the guilty. Not to be outdone by a Mora vian'jschool, the strait-laced Bap tists of Wake Forest presented an impressive streak the follow ing Wednesday night. Although their streak was comprised en tirely of males, invitations were extended to all girls present. The streak began with the playing of the Olympic Games’ anthem by a big chested fellow on the trombone. Seventy-five to ^ne hundred Wake Forest men jogged around the quad to the inspiring notes of the anthem, he group was led by a particu- nrly muscular male who carried a naming torch in his outstretched hand. The streak at Wake Forest created a carnival atmosphere on History Course to Discuss Woman’s Role In Society campus. People were milling around, joking and laughing, doughnuts were being auctioned off and record players were blar ing out of dorm windows. “It’s a catharsis,” one student said. “And,” he continued, “it’s a better way of letting off steam than burning down an adminis tration building.” Many Salem girls attended the Wake Forest streak but all man aged to keep their clothes on. However, Thursday night some streakers reappeared on Salem campus. At 11:15 p.m., five girls streaked around the flagpole, retreating quickly into the dorm from whence they issued. One brave soul ventured out alone in a dazzling red cape. Dropping her cloak, she sped around South dorm before disappearing into the shadows. This streaker was uni dentifiable because of her painted face. All that was recognizable was her blonde hair, streaming wildly in the cool night air. Although no student has been prosecuted so far for his/her nu dity, several states are proposing anti-streaking bills. The indecent exposure statute is the most likely law to apply to streakers. Under this statute, streaking would be classified as a misde meanor and the fine and imprison ment would be up to the jude. However, as one student quipped, “if you don’t like it, don’t do it, and don’t watch, just go to bed and pull the covers up over your head!” By Vickie Moir Does your knowledge of Ameri can Women begin and end with Betsy Ross? Is your knowledge of British women summed up in knowing the name of Florence Nightingale? A new offering from the history department next fall will provide a chance to learn of the contributions women have made to the American and British societies. Dr. Inzer Byers will introduce a course entitled “American and British Women Since 1700.” The title. Dr. Byers explains, stems in part from the fact that the British and United States women’s rights movements of the nine teenth century ran parallel to one another. She states that the militant approach which some U. S. women utilized in the Wilsonian years to demand the vote was in fact patterned on the British women’s example. On sabbatical leave this past semester. Dr. Byers looked into other studies of women and worked on how to best develop this course. During her leave, she utilized the resources of Rad- cliffe’s Women’s History Library in Cambridge, Mass, and also those of libraries in the Winston- Salem and surrounding area. Realizing that there is more relevant information than could be adequately covered In one course, she has decided to con centrate on women related prob lems and the outlook women have taken on their own experiences. By looking at women’s literature, letters, and what Dr. Byers gen erally terms “direct evidence,” the class should gain insight into how women themselves view their positions. Interest in the part women have played in history is just coming into prominence. Dr. Byers ex plains that though there were isolated cases of schools offering courses on women in history ear lier, the real interest has just developed since 1970. She attri butes this surge of interest largely to the growth of the women’s movement that began only a few years earlier. “American and British Women Since 1700” will be a 200 level course thus requiring only an introductory history course as a prerequisite. Dr. Byers states, “I hope it’s not just a course for history majors. Women need to be brought in touch with our past.” She feels it very important that women realize what we, as she terms it, “want to be and not just what we want to do.” Apply For Summer Internships - Taekle Real World Problems This summer the North Carolina Department of Transportation is offering internships in several areas. The Internships will offer the student an opportunity to tackle a “real-world” problem in his or her area of interest, learn something of the workings of State Government and at the same time provide the Depart ment with “fresh outlooks, enthu siasm, and solutions.” Eight to ten Internships are available to students attending North Carolina colleges or North Carolina students attending out- of-state colleges who have com pleted their sophomore year. Internships will begin between May 20 and June 10, lasting ten to twelve weeks, with a $100 a v'eek stipend for undergraduates and $115 for graduate students. Programs are located in Ral eigh with possible travel to other localities. Projects include: “A Performance Appraisal System for Professional and Managerial Personnel,” open to rising sen iors; “Productivity Research,” open to rising juniors or seniors; “Manpower Utilization,” “Main tenance Cost Analysis,” open to business administration or related majors; “Child Traffic Safety Education,” open to rising juniors or seniors with courses in ele mentary education, journalism or library sciences; “Informative Services,” open to rising seniors or graduate students in journa lism, or related fields. Application deadline is April 3, 1974. Information and application forms may be obtained from: Internship Coordinator Personnel Section P. 0. Box 25201 Highway Building North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh, North Carolina 27611 Wake Law Sponsors Impeachment Symposium By Clark Kitchin The Student Bar Association and the two legal fraternities of the Wake Forest School of Law will sponsor a symposium on “Impeachment” on March 20. The symposium will be held in the ballroom of Reynolda Hall on the WFU campus and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the symposium is, according to a spokesman, to clear up “nebulous misconcep tions” about the process of im peachment of a president. For this purpose, the program will be divided into four parts. In the first two parts of the program, attention will be focused on the constitutional, or legal aspects of the impeachment process. Two Wake Forest University profes sors will be speaking at this time: Dr.’s Richards and Schoon- maker of the Political Science Department. During the second half of the evening, the audience will get a chance to review the only presi dential impeachment case in American history, that of Andrew Johnson. Dr. Zuber of the History Department, and Dr. Hayes of the Speech Department will direct this part of the program. (Dr. Hayes is a noted authority on Johnson’s impeachment.) They will point out historical and poli tical aspects of that impeachment case, so that it might be valuable in understanding the current im peachment question. The public is urged to attend; a question and answer period will follow the symposium, as well as a coffee and doughnut reception. Value Assessment Seminar Examines Personal Convietions Reynolda House and the Aca demic Urban Affairs Consortium, through a grant from the North Carolina Committee for Continu ing Education in the Humanities, are sponsoring the third Value Assessment Seminar on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, and Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. A committee composed of Dr. Gregory Pritchard, Chairman of the Philosophy Department of Wake Forest University, Ms. Eva Sereghy, Assistant Dean at Sa lem, David Smith, Executive Secretary of the Academic Urban Affairs Consortium, and Nicholas Bragg, Executive Director of Reynolda House will be directing the Seminar. The 1974 Value Assessment Seminar affords a unique oppor tunity for a diverse group of men and women from Winston-Salem to meet together for the purpose of mutually exploring and ex amining their personal convic tions in relation to those of others and to the values and concepts embodied in societal institutions and cultures. The Seminar will be comprised of representatives from business, government, education, social welfare, politics, the humanities and other sectors of the local community. A substantial portion of the seminar will include read ing materials correlated with topical lectures and presenta tions, as well as informal dis cussions, debate and shared ex periences designed to involve participants in such activities as the value assessment of artists and their works at Reynolda House or the planning of a com munity. Ample time will be pro vided for reflection and writing, recreation and relaxation. The seminar is open to all Salem faculty, students and staff. There is a $15.00 registration fee which will cover the cost of meals during the seminar. Each parti cipant will be sent reading ma terial prior to the sessions. Any questions may be directed to Eva Sereghy or Nicholas Bragg.