North Carolina Newspapers

    \/r.]iime XXXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 11, 1957
Number, 3
president Of Stee Gee
Reports On NS A Meet
A hush fell over the crowded auditorium as a Negro gentleman rose
to his feet, walked slowly over to the microphone nearest his delegation,
nd raised his hand. After being recognized by the chair he stated his
name university, and region. He then, with slow deliberation, began
revealing to 1000 American students gathered at the Tenth National
Student Congress why he was unalterably opposed to all forms of dis
crimination in education which are based on race, religion, and national
Prominent Pastors Representing
Three Denominations Will Speak
During Religious Emphasis Week
origin.
What exactly is NS A and w'hat type of convention was held under
the sponsorship of this organization?
The United States National Student Association, or the NSA, is a
part of the American Student Movement which started in this country
during the late 20’s and early 30’s. There is no actual situation or
incident which can be accurately cited as the one leading to the for
mation of a student organization in the United States. Soon, after the
war students of this country, aware of the need for international peace
and cooperation, felt that college and university students of the United
States, in order'to do their share in bringing about such a peace, must
form a representative student group which could work on an inter
national level.
It was' the veterans on the .American campuses who led the student
population in recognizing the need for an organization through which
they could exchange ideas and express their points of view on issues
which effected them as members of the educational community, as
citizens of a changing world, and leaders of the future.
The USNSA is that organization. It was founded in 1947 and since
that time has developed a .gradually widening program of education and
service to the American education community. At present, 306 colleges
and universities with a total enrollment of 725,000 constitute the USNSA.
As representative of the Salem Student Government, it was my priv
ilege to participate, with approximately 1000 United States and foreign ,
students, in the Tenth National Student Congress which was held from |
August 20-30 at the University of Michigan. It was a ten day meeting •
of American student leaders, representing almost a million college stu
dents across the nation. The congress provided an opportunity for ex
change of ideas and discussion of mutual problems in a work shop set
ting. The delegates also established the policies and program ot the
NSA.
The congress was divided into three ma.ior parts; the first four days
devoted to orientation, subcommission meetings and discussion groups;
two days to commission meetings; and the final four days to plenary
sessions. Proposals were discussed by small groups of students in the
subcommission meetings. They were then carried to com.mission meet
ings for further discussion and if formalized into resolutions, were voted
on by the commission. If they received affirmative vote by the mem
bers of the commission it was taken to the plenary floor where it was
considered by thd- entire congress.
It would be extremely difficult for me to write exactly what feelings
I had as a dele.gate' to such a representative congress, when discussing
the issues of integration or academic freedom.
However, I do feel that there were many issues discussed, many reso
lutions passed and many problems examined which are ot vi a m
to the Salem College student. Therefore I would like to take one of
the issues of the congress; follow its development up o e pe y
floor; and give you some idea of the deliberation with which eac i pr
lem was handled. , .
The Congress, as mentioned before, was divided into four comrnissions,
Student Government, Educational Affairs, Student Affairs, and Inter
national Affairs. I enrolled in the first of these commissions, the sub
commission of which was Student Government and the ca
cess. The majority of the subcommission meetings were spen ,i ^
discussion of the importance of Student Governments rea
their responsibilities also He outside the realm of student activities be
cause of the need for educated men and women in ‘o^ay s society stu
dent Government should constantly ask itself this ques , r .i
anythin.g we as a representative student organization can o
the academic development of our students .
The role students should play in curriculum matters, ^he 'mpo^t^
of and methods for carrying out academic evalua lon an jjccuccion
of “academic apathy” were several of the major areas of discussiom
A group formalized a policy declaration which .P j
commission. It received an affirmative vote this group and vvas
scheduled to appear before the entire congress on e p ^
Although I do not plan to quote the declaration I would like to
marize the three suggestions contained in it for e
constructive ideas. They are:
1. Committees composed of h°th stu^
r/lro^ro^tlrnty-^fordrscuS^n of academic matt-. Such a
committee could deal with course and program evaluation.
2. Active student participation in the formulation of admimstra^^_
policies. Student leader should P^^sen s administrative
gestions to the administration, and a P
action to the students. ,
3. In the area of co-curricular matters students^shouW^be conjta^ J
aware of existing situations and initia
which will enrich the entire educationa c ; wavs in which
Within this declaration are many thoughts^and ^deas
our Student Government can contribute to the total improvement
academic community. . ,
Because the primary functimi of a “^ege is e
one of the primary purposes of Student Cover Student Council
the educational process? During ^ e college community,
shall constantly work for ”
■with special concentration being given t • , nuality.
that it will provide the utmost in interest, s i „,ovided experiences
The USNSA Tenth National Student Congress provided ex^pen^
which I shall never forget. I arn very gra e u provide me with a
Portunity to attend, Although the congress necessary improve-
ments on our campus, it did mfer nume cprvp the students of
formulas which I hope will enable me to better serve the stuae
Salem during the coming year. __Mary Curtis Wrike
During the week of October 13-17
the Y. W. C. A. will sponsor Re
ligious Emphasis Week. The pur
pose of this week is to stimulate
student interest and participation in
religious activities on Salem’s cam
pus. Prominent pastors have been
invited to speak in the informal
programs. They represent the
Methodist, Baptist, and Presby
terian faiths.
Speaking on Sunday, October 13,
at 6:30, and the following Wednes
day at 6:45 in the Day Student
Center, will be Dr. J. Glenn Black-
Information
Is Received
By Dr. Hixon
Information concerning graduate
study in and out of the country is
being delivered daily to the office
of the Academic Dean offering un
limited opportunities for graduates.
Dr. Hixson reports that bulletins
are being received from most all
of the graduate institutions. One
of the most coveted however is the
Government Award under the Ful-
bright Act.
The Fulbright Scholarship is for
U. S. citizens who have had at
least one year of teaching exper
ience in a college or university.
The award is made for one year of
study in one of many foreign coun
tries selected.
Another plan for study in a for
eign country is the Lisle fellow
ship. The course is offered in a
unit of twenty to forty young
adults representing many varied
cultural backgrounds. _ Sixteen of
the forty-two days in a foreign
country are spent studying social
situations.
College graduates who have not
completed teacher training are
eligible for a fellowship from the
Johns Hopkins University. The
University offers the M. A. and
Ph. D. degrees for graduates who
would now fike to qualify for a
career teaching such _ high school
subjects as English, science, mathe
matics, foreign languages and so
cial studies. .
The Southern Regional Trainmg
Program in Public Administration
which is sponsored by the Univer
sities of Alabama, Kentucky, and
Tennessee is offering a grant for
study. The program will consist
of twelve months of intensive study
in the field of public edministration,
in both an academic and govern
mental environment. It is open to
students and younger public em
ployees who have completed all
baccalaureate requirements with a
interest in the public. '
The Social Science Research
Council is offering fellowships and
grants for the advancement of re
search in the social sciences. They
are initiating a new five-year pro
gram of Senior Research Awards
in American Governmental Affairs
this year.
More complete information on
these and other study grants may
be obtained in Dean Hixson’s of
fice. The ones mentioned are only
a few of the many types and sub
jects offered for research study.
burn. ]
Dr. Blackburn is a native of West
Jefferson, N. C. He received his
A. B. degree from Wake Forest
College in 1935. He then entered
the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary where he received his
Th. M. degree in 1938 and his Ph.
D. in 1941. After receiving a Teach
ing Fellowship in 1938, Dr. Black
burn spent the following two sum
mers traveling in Europe.
For seven years. Dr. Blackburn
had the pastorate in Lumberton.
He then moved to Wake Forest
College where he has been the !
Chaplain of the college and pastor
j of the Wake Forest Baptist Church.
I At the present, Dr. Blackburn, a j
member of the Board of Trustees
for the Southeastern Baptist Theo- j
logical Seminary, is a frequent j
speaker on college and university
campuses.
Returning to our campus for his
second visit will be Dr. Albert G.
Edwards, who will speak in Chapel
and in the Day Student Center at
6:45 p.m. on October IS.
Dr. Edwards, a native of Scot
land, graduated from the Georgia
Institute of Technology and then
N. C. Pianist
To Perform
October 15
earned his B. D. degree from the
Union Theological Seminary in
Richmond, Virginia. He served in
the U. S. Army during World War
II and then became pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church in Har
risonburg, Virginia in 1947. Pre
viously he had had a pastorate in
Orange, Virginia. For the past
four years Dr. Edwards has headed
the Annual Bible Conference in
Massanetta Springs, Virginia.
Speaking in Chapel Tluirsday,
October 17 and in the Day Student
Center at 6:4S that evening will be
Rev. Kenneth Goodson.
Dr. Goodson, a native of Salis
bury, graduated from Catawba Col
lege, where he was Student Body
President. During the next three
years, he attended the Divinity
I School of Duke University, con-
' tinning his summer studies at
i Union Theological Seminary in
1 New York.
i Dr. Goodson began his ministry
by being admitted to the Western
North Carolina Conference at Salis
bury in 1935. Afterwards ' he had
the chaplaincy at Oak Ridge Mili
tary Institute and has had the
pastorate of the Methodist churches
in Greensboro, Muirs Grapel,
Wadesboro, and Pligh Point. At
the present time, Dr. Goodson is
pastor of the First Methodist
Church in Charlotte.
Besides being a competent speak
er, Dr. Goodson is a leader in vari
ous civic activities. He is now an
active member of the Charlotte
Rotary Club, the Oasis Temple, the
Red Cross, and is 32 degree Mason.
All students are invited and urged
to attend the meetings. All even
ing meetings will be held in the
Day Student Center.
The Winston-Salem Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of
Mr. John lule, will present its first
program of the season on October
15. The guest soloist will be Miss
Dorothy Lewis from High Point,
North Carolina, who will play Litz s
Concerto No. 1 in E flat major.
Miss Lewis has just returned
from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where
she took part in an international
piano contest. She was one of five
Americans among 90 guests invited
to South America.
Miss Lewis also participated in
the international competition in
Geneva. She was one of 12 win
ners in her division and the only
woman from the United States to
win a prize and a diploma from the
Geneva Conservatory of Music. Her
high rank led to the invitation to
Rio de Janiero where she reached
the semifinals. .
In 1955 Miss Lewis was granted
a Fullbright scholarship to the
Paris Conservatory of Music. She
also studied at L’Ecole Normale.
Before winning her scholarship.
Miss Lewis attended Julliard School
of Music. She has played several
times with Parisian orchestrp.
Since returning from Brazil, Miss
Lewis has been in High Point
studying and teaching.
During the first half of the pro
gram, the orchestra will play;
Russwan Ludmilla Overture ....
Gilnka
Opera Khavanshtina;
Musorugsk
Introduction
Entre’acte
Rumanian Dancers Bartok
Espana Chabrie
News Brfefs
The office of the Dean of Stu
dents has received the 1957-58 list
of the homes approved by the Dean
of Women at Chapel Hill. Please
arrange to stay in one of these
homes if you visit U, N. C. Ap
proval is given for over night visits
in these homes only, unless yon are
staying with family friends.
* * *
Remind students to refer to their
Handbook. Answers to most of
their questions concerning college
policies and .regulations are to he
found there.
)i * ♦
The I. R. S, had its first meeting
on October 1.
There was a discussion concern
ing the conduct of Salemites during
serenades. The I. R. S. feels that
serenades are supposed to be a tri
bute to our campus or to a pinned
girl, therefore yelling out windows
and clapping would be out of order
with the dignity of the occasion.
Also, a committee was appointed
to investigate the reasons for people
being late for meals and trying to
eliminate the conditions responsible
for tardiness. The I. R. S. felt that
it was each girl’s responsibility to
see that she is prompt for meals.
♦ * *
Alistair Cooke who was scheduled
to open the Lecture Series, Octo
ber 8, was unable to make his ap
pearance on campus because he
was in a slight traffic accident.
The X-ray reports of his injury
were not complete as The Salcmlte
went to press. Flowever, Miss
Byrd, chairman of the Lecture
Series Committee, stated that the
Lecture Committed plans to present
Mr. Cooke at his earliest possible
convenience, possibly in the last
part of October.
    

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