Pasre Two THE SAL EMITE November 1949 \ The Salemite published recently the results of a poll conducted among the girl students on the question, “What do you think is the best course you have taken at Salem?” Dur ing the past week I polled the men students on similar questions. As I had expected, there was very little basis for comparison between the two polls. The likes and dislikes of each sex, I can almost say, did not coincide at all. The bad news first. As one part of the poll I asked what subject the student liked least of all the subjects that he had taken or was taking. It was made clear that the student did not have to dislike the subject. At the head of this list were the science courses (I suppose, because of the large proportion of music students who are violently opposed to such wordly subjects). The particular course mentioned most often was physiology (which subject, I should think, should not have been mentioned at all). Chemistry followed closely behind. Language courses came next. Italian Avas tied, with physiology as the subject liked least. German Avas Avell behind Italian. Organ was the least liked of music courses, folloAved by piano, and History of Music. History courses Avere hardly represented, but History of Civilization Avas mentioned most often. In all, tAventy different courses Avere named; others Avere sociology, botany, algebra, French, English Literature, speech, English Composition, phA-sical education, philosophy, geography, 19th Century History, and govern ment and polities. Eleven subjects Avere named in ansAver to the question, “What general subjects do you like best?” Music, of course, was liked best, although history and English Avere mentioned an equal number of times. Language and math Avere in fourth and fifth places. Biology, chemistry, psychology, education, economics, and philosophy were also mentioned. In answer to the most important question, “What course do you like best?” the amazing number of tAventy-one different courses were mentioned. Miss Cash’s Theory of Music was liked best. Mr. Curlee’s math and Dr. Smith’s German courses were second and third, re spectively, although both were mentioned on more ballots than Avas Theory of Music. Miss Samson’s History of Music was fourth. Dr. Welch’s psychology and Miss Cash’s counter point Avere tied for fifth. Dr. Vardell’s com position Avas next, folloAved by Dr. Anscombe’s History of Philosophy. Other courses men tioned on a varying number of ballots were Modern World History, English Literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance and. Reformation History, SurA'ey of French Literature, Econo mics, History of Religion, History of Civiliza tion, Violin Methods, Chemistry, English Com position, Government and Politics, Latin, Piano, Conducting, Voice, Organ and Zoology. Now, how do the results of this poll differ from the one conducted among the girls? First, English was most popular among the girls, but it dropped to third among the men. Music Avas hardly mentioned by the girls, but it Avas the favorite among the men. Mr. Curlee’s courses Avere high on both lists. Dr. Smith’s German courses Avere high on the liked best list of the men but Avere not mentioned by the girls. I rated the courses on the number of points received, three for a first place, two for second and one for third., and on the number of times each subject AAms mentioned. Norman Jarrard 0fiutW4t Pleale! We realize that the decision of Avhether or not to let the Juniors have cars legally on -campus is an administrative one. But Ave Avould like to use the Salemite to give every one some of our reasons Avhy we belieAn Jun iors are responsible and mature enough to receive this privilege. , The aAnrage age of a Junior 19 or 20. Her family thinks she is able to accept the respon sibility of driving a car. Why then should the administration choose to differ? It may be that our grades Avill suffer and if that is the case maybe the privilege should be limited to Deans List Students on a trial basis. We hope that other Juniors Avill Avrite you their opinions on this and that people Avill help us win our struggle. R. C. J. Student Leaders Speak Of Problems And Cooperation Jfo4U^ SifAient? by Lee Rosenbloom Louise Stacy, Stee Gee President, has nothing but praise for the co operation of the Student Body this year. She feels that through more student body meetings, Salemites are given a chance to voice their opinions about policies and activi ties of their Stee Gee. Stacy has been a member of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial boards for the last three years, and last year she was Secretary of the Stee, Folly Harrop is a piano major from Charleston, West Virginia. She was President of the Modern Dance Club last year and is also a member of the Honor Society. As chairman of the May Day Com mittee, Polly says that she appre ciates the interest and co-operation shown by the student body during the elections of the May Queen and her court. Polly says that the May Day Committee will be calling on us again for help in the Spring. Bev Johnson, A, A. president, made Salem’s All American Team when she became a member of the Varsity Basketball team her sopho more year. She is an English major, and is president of the State Future Teachers of America orga nization this year. Bev says “Thanks for the class spirit shown in the Hockey Tournament, but let’s keep supporting our classes in the tournaments to come.” Betty McBrayer, President of the Y. W. C. A., is a Psychology and Education major from Reidsville, N. C. She has been a Y council member for the last three years and has also been active in the Pierrette and Education clubs. Betty is practice teaching in the first grade this year. She says, “So far the Y has had co-operation in everything w-e’ve done. Thanks and keep on being a good Y-ite.” Dot Massey, annual editor, re tired to the catacombs in Septem ber. Dot has been slaving to give us a better-than-ever yearbook, and the student body certainly owes her a vote of thanks. Dot was a May Court Attendant her sopho more and junior years, and this year she will reign as Salem May Queen. Carolyn Dunn from Kinston is president of the I. R. S. this year. She was president of the Junior class last year, and a member of the Judicial and Legislative boards. Carolyn left Wednesday night to represent Salem at the Carolina- Notre Dame game. Dale Smith editor-in-chief of the Salemite, is the honored and revered master of all Salemite staff mem bers. For all aspiring journalists. Dale has the following encouraging w'ord, “In your articles, please use complete sentences, concrete de tails, if possible wTite on paper, and whenever possible sign your names to articles.” Dale has also been active this year as a member of Miss Byrd’s Advanced Comp, class. The movie houses in Winston- Salem are doing a booming business again—now that six-weeks are over at Salem. Even heard somebody singing yesterday. Only temporary relief, however, remember exams are only a few months away! The aroma of onions which pre vails over campus every Tuesday night is a smelly example of the success of the Education Club’s latest project. Those hot dogs are good! Slinky black satin plus blond head equals Carter Read’s new^est look. If we could only whistle ap preciatively on paper, we would! Even Lauterbach commented on the triple strand of pearls she was wearing. The sparkle of that new addition to Sarah Hamrick’s third finger guess which hand? That Miss Anna Butler is up and around again. Dr. Gramley reversed the usual student- brings-the - teacher - apple - routine, by handing out chocolates at his last lecture to the Salemite staff. That Ruth Lenkoski makes us stop in reverent silence whenever the Chesterfield song is played over the air. Not to mention the signs Carter has strung around her neck saying “Revlon”. That Helen Kessler can’t keep the doors of Bitting locked since Dr. Anscombe’s chapel talk. Everybody ^ looking for Orion—especially h ranees Horne. Frances Horne and Jane Bowman have no more warts. The progress Dot Massey has made on the annual. Betsy Evans has let her hair (Continued on page three) For some time noAv, Salem students hay been governed by the Honor System. this system students have been put on their honor to obey all social and academic rules If a student should in one of her Aveaker moments break a social or academic rule si is on her honor to report herself, or a cla ^ mate Avho knows about the violation is on hT honor to report clas.smate. As most Sale'^ girls know, the majority of Salem girls do not abide by the system. HoAvever, this is not the main issue. Under the Honor System, both social and academic infringements of rules are interpre ted as dishonorable and are too often viewed as moral issues. Noav the fact that one smokes on off territory is, in our e-overnment, an ex tremely serious offense. Yet smoking is not Avrong in the eyes of most students and faculty On the academic side, cheating, is, accordin? to our mores, wrong at Salem, Avrong at home^ and Avrong Avherever else it is carried on. Even in vieAv of this, students in their confusion tend to put tAvo such cases on the same level making them equally as great breaches of honor. Further, does the fact that a girl overtly reports herself for failing to sign in or out, or to get permission (acts that are not essentially Avronn) make that girl more honorable than one Avho Avon’t report herself? One cannot and should not make snap judge ments on such a basis, for Avho knoAvs which girl is morally honest in her oAA'n conscience! The ease stands that in a communal organi zation such as Salem College, rules and regu lations are imperative to keep order in our group. The government has dressed the rules and regulations in the garb of honor whether or not they are organizational technicalities or moral customs. We must have regulations such as signing in or out to keep track of our large group^ and some diciplinary measures for the younger portion of our student body until we can better make decisions for ourselves, and other rules as means for safety. Such social rules are utilitarian and are not meant to make right actions Avrong for four years. Therefore social regulations should not come under the Honor System. As a student, I have much respect for the Honor System on an academic basis. Among other things, I consider it a privilege to be able to take exams Avithout monitors. Con sidering Avhat has been said I do not believe honor should be inserted with social regula tions, becaus it confuses students rather than teaches right and wrong. R. M. L. Editors’ Note; Yesterday at the Student Bod}^ Meeting Avhich was held during Chapel, it Avas evident that Salem students do have opinions Avhich they can express. Just as an open meeting is a good outlet or medium for expressing one’s vicAvs on Amrious issues, so is the editorial page of the Salemite. The Salem ite staff urges all students to use the medium of editorials for expressing their ideas. Salemite ffortfc Carelua OiOesiata ProN. AotwMlfr‘ Published every Friday of the College year by the Student body of Salem College Powntown Office--304-306 South Main Street Printed by the Sun Printing Company Lower floor Main Hall OFFICES Subscription Price—$2.75 a year EDITORAL DEPARTMENT Ednor-m-Chief Dale Smith Associate Editor Joan Carter Read Associate Editor Ruth Lenkoski Assistant Editor _ Clara Belle Le Grand Make-up Editor . Mary Turner Rule Copy Editors Mary Lib Weaver, Jane Fearing Music Editors .. . Camniy Lovelace, Kathryn Pitt* Faculty Advisor . ^7” Miss Jess Byrd Business Manager Robert C. Gr®? Advertising Manager .. Mary Faith Carsoa pAreulation Manager Helen Kessler Editorial Staff: Betty Leppert, Polly Flartle, Sybd Haskins, Winkle Harris, Lee Rosenbloom, Gene Watt Stokes, Norman Jarrard. Editorial Assistants: Lila Fretwell, Lola DaAVSon, Polly Harrop, Sis Pooser, Clinky Clinkscales, Fay Stickney, Betsy Farmer, Liz Leland.;' ^ypists : Ann Sprinkle, Janet Zimmer..| lictonal Editors; Joanne Mills, Lornje Diroffl-

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