\/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.