M. C. Library
THE WESLEYAN DECREE
Vol. 2, No. 12
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
March 28, 1962
A closed meetinig of the Women’s
Dorm was called by the President
of SGA, Vann Massey, from the
Senate last Wednesday night. The
punpose of the meeting was to
establish a more effective student
government system in the dorm.
Vann Massey, along with John
Alden, vice president, and Gary
Garlow, representative ifrom the
Community Council, presided over
the meeting. The girls expressed
their opinions concorn;'ng the dorm
rules in order that the Senate might
help establisli a more desirable
type of Government.
The minutes and irecords from
this meeting were discussed iby the
Senate last night with a committee
of five girls representing the dorm,
and Gary Garlow representing the
Within the next two weeks the
Senate will recommend a revised
Student Government system for the
dorm which we hope will go into
Answers Given To
The Community Council sent a
letter to the Student Life Associa
tion recently requesting information
concerning the judiciary functions
of Student Life. The questions and
Q. Differentiaite among the juris
diction of the Dormitory Councils,
Day Students’ Council, Student Life
Association, and the Administra
A. The Dorm Councils are respon
sible for the maintenance of good
order in the dormitories. They hear
cases in which violations of rules
are involved, and enact punish
ment, or in the case of serious vio
lations or repeated iviolations, they
refer them to the Student Life Asso
ciation. The Day Students’ Council
enforces rules that apply to the day
students and hear specific problems
of day students. The Student Life
Association is the overall Judicial
Council of the student body and
deals with (problems of the student
body referred by anyone of the
college community or specific pro
blems referred by the Dorm Coun
cils, Day Students’ Council, or Ad
ministration. The Administration
deals with problems considered
outside the jurisdiction of the SLA
such as insubordination or with
matters of Academic nature.
Q. What specifically does the Stu
dent Life Association do?
A. It renders decisions in matters
in which violations of rules are
changed. It reviews appeals from
tlic decisions of Day or Dormitory
I'Continued on page 4)
. . . annual editor . . .
MARY C. HODGIN
. newspaper editor .
. handbook editor .
Senate Elects New Editors
News In Brief
LECTURER ON CAMPUS
Grant Reynard, a widely known
painter and Iccturer, will be on
campus today and tomorrow. In
addition to his illustrated lectures
in student convocation and various
classes, he will g.ve a lecture-de-
monstration called “A Graphic Ana
lysis of Two Ways of Painting.”
CHANGE IN PLANS
The Inter-faith Commission has
changed Vespers to twice a month
in hopes that there will be better
participation. It will start at the
same t'me 7:30 in the Trustees
Room after whicli coffee and cook
ies will be served.
Great excitement arose in the
Monday, March 19, a special
party was given by Mrs. Mac in
honor of her sister. Miss Helen
Smithwick, who was leaving the
The main feature of the evening
was Robert Collins, President Col
lins’ son, igiving a repeat perform
ance of his sipeech, “Creative Force
of Optimism,” which won ifor him
third prize in an essay contest
earlier in the evening.
After a long day of study, the
girls enjoyed this iperiod fo relaxa
tion, punch, and cookies. Another
highlight of the evening was Miss
Helen learning to twist. Hats off to
Mrs. Mac for a night to remember!
Girls’ Dorm last Wednesday night
when the igirls weire able to use the
new intercom sysitem. With its in
stallment hostess duty will be an
Miss Hailey was beaming with
joy last Thursday! The cafeteria
has been awarded a health sani
tation .grade A of 97. The health in
spector told Miss Hailey that it was
the highest grade that he had igiven
As an integral part of the study of
art, the Humanities class will visit
tlie N. C, State Art Museum this
Saturday in Raleigh, N. C. After
reviewing the exhibition they will
attend the ‘Firiends of College’ con
cert series featuring the Boston
Pops Orchestra, under the direc
tion of Authur Fiedler.
Dr. Jack E. Teagarden, Assoc.
Prof. of English at Centenary, Me
thodist College, La., will join tlie
Wesleyan faculty. He received his
A.B., Rollins College; A.M., Uni
versity of Tennessee; Ph.D., Uni
versity of Florida.
We aire pleased to have the Me
thodist ministers on our campus
this week. The visiting ministers
are supply pastors which are be
ing reviewed by the Board of Minis
terial Training of the North Caro
lina Annual Conference.
Over confident Sophomores were
defeated 46-33 by the serious Fresh
men March 14 at the West Edge
combe High School igymnasium
Larry Matthews, Mary C. Hodigin,
and Royall Brown were elected edi
tors, respectively, of the College
annual, newspaper and handbook
last night toy the Senate for the
academic year 1962-63. The new
editors have the necessary talent
and the experience to meet the
qualifications of these responsible
Mary C. Hodgin, a transfer stu
dent from Wilmington College, ser
ved both as sports editor and assist
ant editor on tlie newspaper ithis
past year. She is capable of push
ing our newspaper to the top.
Royall Brown, present layout
manager, has served on the hand
book staff for the past two years.
When given a job he does it quick
ly and well.
Larry Matthews, layout and art
editor of this year’s annual, is
known for his initiative and willing
ness to work.
Congratulations on your new edi
tor siiips !
New Literary Club
Students are in tlie process of
organizing a literary club on cam
pus. The first meeting will be held
next Wednesday night, April 4, in
the Women’s Dorm at 7:30.
The club will offer those interest
ed in the forms of creative writing
an opportunity to share their work
with others and develop talent and
skill in various areas of literature.
Other forms of Art will be included.
It will meet regularly on campus
under the direction of Dr. Harwood,
and if enough interest is shown it
will publish its own literary maga
zine next yeair.
Those interested should contact
Dr. Harwood for additional informa