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THE SALEMITE
November 2, 195^
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Maybe we are just hardheaded. But the logic behind the administra
tions cancellation of the overnight privilege for Salem girls attending
the Wake Forest dance is just not up to par.
As it stands, after a fervent Wednesday night discussion involving
the Student Council, interested students, and the Dean of Students,
these are the provisions :
1) any girl who plans to attend the Homecoming Dance at Wake
Forest can under no conditions have permission to spend Saturday
night in town
2) these girls who attend the dance will receive late permission, en
abling them to remain at the dance until it is over at midnight
3) girls who plan to attend other Homecoming week-end activities,
excluding the dance, may spend Saturday night in town with via the
usual procedure of an invation from the hostess
4) girls attending Pfomecoming parties, but not the dance, will con
form to the usual Saturday night sign-in time of midnight.
This is how it stands. And it seems unlikely that anything can be
done, now or later, to change the position of the administration.
That attitude seems to be this: First: it is not in keeping with Salem
pcdicy to have students in formal attire hanging around local eating
places in the early hours of the morning.
Second: Salem girls are not, according to the reasoning of the ad
ministration, “imports” at Wake Forest dances anymore. A more likely
description of both Salem girls and Wake Forest girls is “Winston- |
Salem college girls." .And a degree of parallel regulation should be
maintained.
.The announcement of the administration’s policy was presented in
formally as a decision final but, as the 06an of Students remarked,
“not irrevocable.”
(Etie ^alemite
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Here are the major arguments presented by objecting students: First:
a girl staying in town after the dance will likely change clothes before
taking off to whatever has been planned for “after the dance”
Second: girls who don’t go to the dance, but have permission to stay
in town, will be frequenting the eating places and planned events which
girls who go to the dance cannot attend
Third: according to the reasons presented by the administration,
tliere is no difference between a Salem dance and a Wake Forest dance—
a Salem girl, in other words, will be seen in town after a Salem dance
just as she would after a Wake Forest dance
Fourth: we are not Wake Forest co-eds and feel that parallel social
regulations should be abandoned when a parallel rule is grossly incon
sistent with previous administration policy.
It is this inconsistency that is the most shocking. The administration
has said a categorical “no” to a privilege which has previously been
tempered only by precautionary measures such as written invitations
arid permissions. And the arguments in defense of such a decision only
weakly undergird an obviously dogmatic position.
-J. S.
Business Manager Ann Knight
Advertising Manager Martha Jarvis
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Assistant Business Manager,
Suejette Davidson
Business Staff: Nancy
Townsend, Sue Davis.
Lomax, Sally
Headlines: Mary Jo Wynne, Ruth Ben
nett, Jerome Moore
Staff Writers: Pat Flynt, Mary Walton,
Anne ^atlette, Betsy Smith, Sally Bo-
vard, rat Greene, Sissie' Allen, Mar
garet MacQueen, Mary Brooks Yar
brough, Martha Goddard
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Guerrant, Ellie Mitchell, Ann Powell,
Pat Shiflet.
B0yond TI10 Sciucir e—By Carol Campbell
British and French Forces Go Into
Egypt—Hungarians Oust thto Rus
sians. Since the .situation in the
■ Middle East and Eastern Europe
is Changing with every hour, there
is no possibility of arriving at any
sort of conclusion or analysis. The
well informed citizen may never, in
his lifetime, reach an understand
ing of the events of his age. But
he can be familiar with the facts
and avoid jumping to false con
clusions or opinions.
In the Middle East the sequence
of events began when Israeli forces
advanced into Egyptian territory
in the direction of the Suez Canal.
The Canal, as you know, was seized
by Egyptian Premier Nasser in
July and has since been the sub
ject of much debate and negotiat
ing. especially by France and Bri
tain whose trade with their Mid-
East possessions has been disaster-
ously disrupted.
Immediately following the Isreali
action came the ultimatum from
London and Paris that they would
be forced to send troops to the
Canal zone unless the fighting be
tween the two Eastern countries
was halted. The reason given for
the ultimatum was that they were
merely attempting to protect the
trade traffic in the Canal by set
ting up a ‘Temporary’ occupation
in the area. Premier Nasser, dis
pite the Israeli aggression, does not
want the return of British rule and
when he rejected the ultimatum
the British and French were true
to their threat. As this paper goes
to press, the bombing of Cairo has
already begun and the capture of
the Suez Canal is expected.
The question that immediately
comes to mind is of course, how
America stands in this situation
and whether the Israeli invasion
French. According to a pact made
in 1950 between Britain, France
and the U, S., we are pledged to
defend any of the Mid-East count
ries which are being invaded by a
foreign aggressor. When Egypt
was invaded on Monday Eisen
hower said we would keep our pact
and placed the situation before the
Security Council of the U. N. with
the hope that they would propose
a cease-firein Egypt and pledge all
the U. N. countries not to use
force. Ike also sent a personal
plea to the British not to invade
Egypt.
What, then, was the reason for
the Israeli aggression? The facts
certainly point to a 3-way agree
ment between Britain, France and
Israel to use this method to re
gain control of the Suez Canal.
Since the seizure in July, Britain
has urged the U. S. to agree with
her forceful proposals to regain
the Canal and been disappointed
with our preference for peaceful
negotiations. When the cease fire
resolution was introduced in the
U. N. yesterday, the British and
French vetoed and began their at
tack on Egypt the next day. This
action was taken without a word
to Dulles and Ike’s plea was ig
nored. Is it just a coincidence that
on the day that Israel 'marched in
Egypt the British and French were
absent from their posts in Wash
ington ?
At a time when the West could
have profited by the situation in
Hungary, the actions of our two
allies are not only radical but ill-
timed.
Along with the Middle Eastern
news comes the astounding an
nouncement from Hungary (long a
Hungarian youth, a victory seems
to have been won and amidst the
turmoil the famous Josef Cardinal
Mindszentsy, who had received a
sentence of life imprisonment as
a traitor to the Russians, was re
leased from prison. With the rise
of rebellious factions, the Russians
have evidently decided to re-evalu
ate their long hold on Eastern
Europe and, for the time being,
relax the pressure.
The surveys say that Ike will
win, but the memory of the ’48
predictions (when everyone said
Truman didn’t stand a chance ex
cept Truman himself) is haunting
the thoughts of every Republican
on Capitol Hill. Ike spoke at three
air-port stops in Florida and Vir
ginia before the Egyptian crisis
which brought about the cancel
lation of further appearances.
Stevenson, of course, claims that
he had warned of the Mid-East
danger as far back as a year ago.
On Nov. 6, I predict the absolute
victory of Dwight David Eisen
hower, the Peoples’ Choice.
The winner of the 1956 Nobel
Prize for Literature is 75-year old
Andalusian poet Juan Ramon Ju-
menez, who has long been recog
nized by the Spanish-speaking
world as the master of melancholy
poetry. Senor Jumenez was in
formed of the honor while in
Puerto Rico where he is working
on a new composition entitled
Stones, Men and Beasts of Mon-
guer.
By Martha Ann Kennedy
I want to congratulate the en
terprising soph who graciously con
sented to enlist some real local
talent for the Seniors’ Halloween
carnival Wednesday night. The
five eager cab drivers who appeared
in the reception room of Clewell
that afternoon were a mystery at
first but soon informed Mrs. Heid-
breder that they were ready and
willing to help provide entertain
ment. Their specialty: Imperson
ation of Elvis Presley.
Due to technical difficulties, the
show did NOT go on. Of course,
the real reason was that Elvis is
inimitable.
Any of the screaming, writhing,
frantic group plastered to the TV
set in the Student Center Sunday-
night can verify that.
There w'as scarcely a bonafide
teenager in the breathless audience,
but all the squealing, groaning re
actions to his shimmying, eye-roll
ing, and lip lickings were loud and
genuine. The screen got so clouded
at times that I couldn’t see him.
Seriously, his appearance (the
second for Ed Sullivan) this time
seemed to be the real Elvis Pres
ley— to TV limits — and all the
criticism he has received hasn’t
lessened the fact that he is one
of the most dynamic entertainers
ever.
You have to admire him for
being so completely honest about
his act—several times on the pro
gram he laughed out loud when
the studio audience shrieked. He
appeared really to be thoroughly
enjoying himself and yet quite
humble. I see nothing sinister
about him or his growing pop
ularity-.
Evidently our Phys. Ed. Dept,
doesn’t either. This week Miss
Bryson asked her modern dance
classes to emulate the celebrated
gyrations as an exercise in “Exag
gerated Movements.” I asked sev
eral of the members about the re
sults. They agree with me—The
Pelvis is inimitable.
visited by the majority of Salemites
The Tuesday Assembly address
“How to Study. and Prepare for
E-xams”, w-as quite disheartening.
There seems to be no getting
around it—you still have to use the
old bean.
Excitement has been in the cam
pus air, as the Middle East Crisis
stirred Salemite interest in news
broadcasts, headlines and general
discussios of foreign affairs—things
usually considered the personal pro
perty of Dr. Africa’s History 209
students. Political arguments
(which actually needed no stimu
lation) continued into the early
hours. It was getting pretty late,
and between CBS news bulletins
I heard the last of a conversation
between two weary Juniors: “Who
does Adlai Stevenson think he is—
trying to stop the draft with a
hydrogen bomb?”
* * *
If you misced the newest of the
jet movies, “Toward the Unknown,"
which roared across the Carolina’s
screen this week, don’t worry about
it. William Holden, who spent his
time trying to prove that he was
an ace pilot and not the brain
washed ex-Commie prisoner that
his C. O. (Lloyd Nolan) thought |
was, emerged essentially as *
he
Soviet satellite) that the Russians
have withdrawn from Budapest.
After days of riots and demon-
was encouraged by the British and strations, mainly instigated by the
On April 30, 1945, a man named
Adolf Hitler retired to his suite in
the concrete hideout of the Reich-
schancellery accompanied by a
friend named Eva Braun. Minutes
later a shot was heard and when
his aides entered the room they
found their leader dead on a sofa
with the poisoned Miss Braun. Im
mediately the bodies were - carried
outside and burned. This story,
which has been questioned by
speculators through out the world,
has at last been accepted as true
The music students (w-ho should
know) were unanimous in giving
Clemens Sandresky rave notices
for his performance with the Win
ston-Salem Symphony Tuesday
night. Most of them liked the
Rimsky-Korsakoy “Capriccio Es-
pagnole” best, and commented that
his whole program illustrated a
“perfection of technique”. Person
ally, I would like to see more im
promptu concerts given in Chapel,
because the third floor of the Music
Building and music hour recitals
are relatively unknown and un-
William Holden. He w-as assisted
by a new star, Virginia Leith,
whose assets w-ere mainly a set of
pretty blue eyes and good looking
cashmere sweaters. The whole
effort could have been condensed
into a highly interesting Techni
color short on test flights.
The eighth KA pin on campus
is now being worn by Mary Gratz, |
who received same from Bach Dear
of N. C. State last week-end . . .
Just coincidence, but two Salem
girls—Jane Rostan and Joyce Tay
lor—were dating the two David-
sonians who were featured in a
move made of Homecoming festi
vities this weekend , . . Sophomores
were jolted by Mickey Clemmer’s
announcement that she and Char
lie Shuford will be married Janu
ary 26 instead of originally-planned
June. However, several of them
revived sufficiently to go down
town to be fitted for their bride’s-
maid dresses.
* * ♦
Nancy Walker reports that she
ran into Miss Ann Rogers on Sun
day morning of Germans at the
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church.
Miss Rogers, former English
teacher here, is now a secretary in
a pediatrician’s office and “loves
it”. She also told Nancy that
Polly Larkins, ’56 grad from Tren
ton, has applied for a job in the
same office.
Susie Glaser Fisher, also a ’56
grad and a “Miss Student Teacher”,
writes that she had one of her
typical accidents her first day of
teaching at a New Haven, Conn.,
school. Seems the elastic gave
way—and she had to borrow a
safety pin from the principal!
Observations
with the official announcement
made by the investigators of Berch- spider. Still hanging
tesgaden. Hitler is dead. curity, he sat like a
As I crossed the campus today I
saw an early morning flock of
blackbirds busily rapping on the
cold ground, hunting their break
fast. They hopped and fluttered
along the chain of boxwood heads
encircling the autumn grass.
The sun had begun to warm the
thin sheet of chilly air as I sat
down on the stone steps to watch
them. Someone scurried by, and
they started up as a group and
spun themselves into a small tree,
almost as if by an unseen hand
holdmg each one by taut string in
a clinched fist. They complained
spasmodically for a few seconds.
Then they grew silent.
In the silence my pze wandered
to the shadows beside the steps.
There above the brown leaves
stretched the summer home of a
to his se-
fat bulging
period at the end of a long sen
tence.
As he waked sluggishly and be
gan to move, I thought of the ama
zing difference in his independent
solitude and the chattering flock
of fearful birds. How like people
they all were. The birds imitating
unconsciously follow-the-herd peo
ple, while the lone spider went his
own instinctive way.
I began to wonder about myselh
Was I prone to panic in my hun
ger for security, or could I, I’ke
the tiny black spider, wind rny own
way through life, trusting myself-
Was I, too, caught by the unseen
hand, with my environment like a
string between its fingers?
With no solution, I listened to
the toll and clatter of the iron bell
calling me to class. I rose and
followed the crowd.
—Judy Golden
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