North Carolina Newspapers

    THE WESLEYAN DECREE
Vol. 2, No. 10
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
Felbruary 28, 1962
Student Leaders’ Retreat Is Effective
Handbook
Is Going
To Press
The f rst published handbook de-
s'gned speciifically as a guide for
new students is ready for press,
according to Jim Vassil, editor.
In its second year of publication
(last year it was a combination
handbook and annual) the hand
book has undergone many changes.
One of the most notable features is
its new name, The Bishop’s Law,
which was derived fram the nick-
ncme of the baseball team. The
Battling Bishops, and Law meaning
the campus rules and regulations.
Law also stands for Life At
Wesleyan.
In the handbook, Orientation Week
is outlined; the new Constitution is
included: and ithe new students are
welcomed by the Mayor of Rocky
Mount, the President of Wesleyan
College, Thomas A. Collins, and
S.G.A. President Vann Massey.
The executive officers, Jim Vas
sil, Editor; Jo Lynn Faulkner, As
sistant Editor; and Mary Jo Bark
ley, Copy Editor, along with Royall
Brown, Layout Manager have work
ed hard .to get the handbook ready
for press.
EVALUATION of the High Point trip by Dr. James Hailey.
Constitution
Is Approved
Tlie unanimous vote to ijpprove
tlae amendment to the Constitution
and By-Laws of the Student Govern
ment Association of North Carolina
Wesleyan College yesterday seems
!o have been a vote of confidence
by the student body for the diligent
work and the sincere efforts of the
Constitution Committee to work out
changes necessary to meet the
growing needs of the Student Gov
ernment.
Much thought and work liad gone
into this revision and, in addition,
to this the changes were debated
at length in private groups, in the
Student Leaders’ Retreat, and in
Cabinet Sessions. This points to a
s.ignificant fact that students are
interested in the quality of our
student life and in a high standard
for student government; they were
interested enough in the develop
ment of a workable constitution to
debate and refine the Amendment
belfore hand and not wait unUl a
proposal was presented at the As
sembly.
Open Debate Held On
Community Council
The Community Council was again
explained and debated at the Stu
dent Leaders’ Retreat, Saturday,
February 24. In the discussion led
by Dr. Willard Gatewood, the Com-
m.unity Council was explained (as
appears in the 1962-63 Handbook)
as the uniting force between the
different groups of the College Com
munity—faculty, staff, and students.
It is the body to which any mem
ber of the Community may appeal
to have a mater or issue investi
gated. It serves as the spirit and
conscious for the Community’s Bill
of Rights.
The Community Council may re
commend to any group about any
JERRY MILLER and Jimmy
Johnston are caught in a game
of chess.
subject in any area where there
seams to be a (problem upon which
attention needs to ibe focussed.
Dr. Gatewood also brought up
several [problems that the Council
faces. One problem is the students
do not use the facilities of the
Council causing a “boigiging down”
in channels. The problem df “legal
ism” arises frequently when quan
tity instead of quality is attempted.
When questions. Dr. Gatewood re
plied that time was of no import
ance when there was a principal
involved. Problems often take
months to solve. It was also made
known that the records are de
stroyed after each case is closed.
Dr. Harwood felt that “we are
now at a cross roads in the Com-,
munity Council.” He emphasized
that it began as an honor system.
It is simple if the majority want
to do the right thing. He is trying
to construct a situation in which
all are mature, trustworthy, and
competent. “People who are trying
to mature apipreeiate the fact of
people having confidence in them,”
pointed out Dr. Harwood.
President Collins
Is Guest Speaker
On February 24, at 10:00 a. m..
President oil: Student Government
Association, R. Vann Massey, call
ed to order the mem'oers of the Stu
dent Leaders’ Retreat.
After roll call Vann Massey gave
the purposes of the Retreat. In sum
mary they were: (1) to make easier
transition for incoming officers (2)
to find out why cei.'tain things are
done (3) to find out what things
have been accomplished and (4) to
probe into the constitution and find
cut if it provides the best possible
type of government for ithe students.
President Thomas A. Collins was
the guest speaker. He dealt with the
place of students and student gov
ernment at Wesleyan. He stressed
the Ifact that the school was built
for students and stated that ithe
quality of an agency is determined
by its product and the students who
will graduate froim Wesleyan are
its products.
Joan Lamberth, presented a sum
mary of the first years work of the
S.G.A. which was followed by an
outline of the type of Government
we have this year reiported by Vann
Massey.
“What’s Happened This Year”
was the next topic discussed. Each
commission and organization re
ported on their progress. Next a
summary of the second year was
given with an eye to the future.
After a luncli in the Prjvate Din
ing Room o£ the Cafeteria, ther«
was a panel and open discussion
led by the Constitution Committee
followed by an interesting dis
cussion on the Community Council.
Summary and Personal Comments
President Collins closed the Re-
(Continued on page 4)
World Peace
World Peace will also be observed
here at Wesleyan throughout this
week. Marie Fisher, chah-man, of
the Interfaith Commission, will pre
sent a daily reminder on the P. A.
system in the Student Union Build
ing.
HOYLE reports on Publications.
    

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