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    Salemites See Action As Delegates To Mock U. N.
AccomKlir Ao j: c. .u.; Mnntriirv and settle the disturb- We just finished voting on the
..■phe twelfth General Assembly
of the United Nations is now in
session.”
We are in the North Carolina
State Capitol building attending
jlie opening session of the Model
UN Assembly. In the morning we
will meet here again for commit
tees.
Sandi and I were a few minutes
late arriving for the Ad Hoc com
mittee; but that is all right, since
this conference is being modeled
after the United Nations and the
members arrive late for meetings
there also.
"Hungary would like to reject
the resolution submitted by Japan
concerning the admission of Red
China and . . •
We arrived just in time to pro
tect the interests of the United
States regarding Red China.
"Point of order, point of order,”
the delegate from the U. S. S. R.
exclaims excitedly as he jumps to
his feet.
"State your point,” replied Jim
Crow, chairman of this committee.
"United States, caucus, please,”
the delegation from Great Britain
said as they moved to the back o^
the room.
We caucused.
These two great nations now
planned their strategy in order to
table the resolution. We had
everyone completely puzzled about
our position on the Red China
question when recess was called.
During recess Sandi and I dashed
from the Agriculture Building to
the Capitol building to compare
notes with Jo Marie and Judy. Wq
also wanted some coffee.
As we were discussing our stra
tegy with Great Britain, the Hun
garian delegation came over.
"You realize that you are taking
the wrong stand on this resolution,
don’t you? The United States is
Jim Stone, chairman of the com
mittee, recognized the Hungarian
delegation.
“The Hungarian delegation would
like to withdraw its motion . . .”
Would you pTease close the win-
supposed to vote ‘no’ everytime j dow, one of my cohorts is suffer
Red China is mentioned.” I ing from a cold and there is
Hungary and settle the disturb
ances,” declared the Russian dele
gation.
“But the Russian troops entered
Budapest within six hours after the
student demonstrations began,” re
plied the ousted government of
Hungary’s representative.
Special Committee Meeting
Suddenly the Japanese delegation
rushed up, “What are you trying
to do?”
Our strategy is working we
smugly thought—they don’t know
what to expect from us now.
Jo Marie reports that her com
mittee, Political and Security, is
bogged down on the Hungarian
issue.
Would I like to attend this com
mittee with her now? Yes, I would.
We took our seats in the Cham
ber of the House of Representa
tives.
The General Atsembly
draft,” the Russian delegation said.
I thought we were going to be
bogged down with parliamentary
procedure the rest of the afternoon
until Connie Curry, President of
the Assembly, rescued us.
We are now continuing with the
discussion on Hungary.
The French delegate now has the
floor.
“Russia should be condemned for
entering Hungary during the revo
lution ...”
“Russia objects to this Mr. Chair
man. The Russian delegation re
quests permission to withdraw.”
The three Russian delegates are
walking out.
It is now a few minutes later;
the debate on Russia entering Hun
gary is continuing; there is a bust
ling at the door; the Russian dele
gation is returning.
“Russia wishes to be re-instated,
Mr. Chairman.”
“Russia was
The United States is being sup
ported by France, Belguim, Great
i Britain, and the other free nations
! of the world in their efforts to
invited to enter' pass this resolution.
We just finished voting on the
Hungarian resolution. It will b©
presented before the General As
sembly tomorrow morning.
France is making a motion that
we recess for lunch and re-convene
at two o’clock.
The committees are back in ses
sion. We are discussing resolutions
dealing with peace unification and
the Suez Canal. Russia just asked
the United States to express their
opinion on the Suez Canal situation.
It is time for another coffee
break. I hope I can learn what
happened in Ad Hoc concerningj
the Syrian crisis. Ted told me at
lunch that he was determined to
get a resolution before the com
mittee about Syria.
Judy told me they were pktnnii^
to discuss disarmament again this
afternoon in her committee. Eco
nomic and Social.
Judy and I have just come into
the Senate Chamber.
Dan Yager, the chairman,, has
recognized the delegate from Rus
sia.
T would like to present the
following disarmament proposal. It
is essentially the same plan that
Eisenhower suggested in 1953 . . .
France is making a motion that
we amend the Russian proposed
resolution.
The French amendment was not
passed.
Great Britain is trying to get an
inspection amendment added.
“Point of order.” "State your
point, Russia.” "Russia is being
falsely accused. This is irrelevant
to the issue ...”
The Russian delegate has just
been asked to withdraw from lha
committee floor or be escorted Out.
(Continued on poge four)
IRS Plans
Fall Contest
And Concert
Clewell and Babcock dormitories
are donning special finery this week
in honor of the I. R. S. Freshrnan
Room Contest to be held Tuesday,
October 29. Freshman rooms m
both dormitories will be open to
upperclassmen, faculty, and alum
nae from 7 ;00 to 9:00 p.m., and re
freshments will be served to visitors
in the living rooms.
A committee, consisting of faculty
and I. R. S. members, will_ award
cash prizes to roommates in
dormitory having the neatest an
most original living quarters. Re
ribbons will be given to the girls
receiving honorable mention.
Marybelle Horton, president o
the 1. R. S., has announced that
the organization has begun rnaking
plans for the annual Christmas
Dance to be held this year Decem
ber 14.
The I. R. S. council has engaged
the Duke Ambassadors to furnish
music for the dance which will be
held in Corrin Refectory.
Dorms and clubs on campus are
being urged to have open house
after the band concert which will
be the afternoon before the dance.
Making up the figure for the
Christmas Dance will be members
of the I. R. S. council and their
escorts. Refreshments will be ser
ved throughout the dance.
Tickets go on sale the first of
December and may be purchased
from any member of the I. R- S.
council.
Dr. Waterman Comments On
Calypso And Popular Music
Dr. Africa brought Dr. Richard
Waterman, one of the relatively
few ethnomusicologists in the coun
try, into Harry’s Thursday night.
(Incidentally, ethnomusicology is
the study of music in primitive so
cieties.) We talked about every-
tjjing—from Australian aborigines
to his son, Christopher, who has
been playing African drums since
the tender age of six months.
When he was in college Ur.
Waterman played bass fiddle in the
All-California College Symphony.
Hearing that there was a scarcity
of bass players in the local dance
bands, he turned to this more luc
rative occupation. He still enjoys
band playing though, he and a
group of fellow professors from
Northwestern appeared on Winston
sponsored “I’ve Got a Secret last
spring as a jazz-band.
However, jazz is more a hobby
with him now. His primary in
terest is^ in the primitive music
found in the world today. He has
done research on West African
music as the root of contemporary
Puerto Rican and Cuban music, and
for its relation to jazz. He has
studied the music of the Australian
aborigines, early Stone Age people,
who are the only examples of their
kind left in the world.
He likes calypso very much and
says that, contrary to popular be
lief, the form sprang up in the
city not the rural sections — that
Port au Spain was its birthplace.
Tt is the result of the blending of
two cultures — West Indian and
West African. The original caly
pso is in the West African dialect
“which,” he says, “is a good thing,
because if it weren’t most of the
songs would be banned. In English
many of the numbers have a double
meaning; in the original dialect
there is only one . . .”
Today most of the calypso we
hear is in English, although in its
native Trinidad it is still often
sung in the West African dialect.
When asked the value of ethno-
musicology to the musician, the
anthropologist, and the student. Dr.
Waterman said, “Well, that re
quires three separate answers. To
the musician and the composer the
research done on primitive music
provides a wealth of new ideas—
entirely new because they are in
no way related to the familiar
cliche’s of European music. Though
a composer may not use any of
the ideas presented to him, they,
in turn, may give him something
to work on. (Milhaud and others
have used Indian and African
music as starting points in some
of their compositions.) Ethnomusi-
cology is part of anthropology be
cause the anthropologist is inter
ested in any and all phases of the
culture of primitive peoples. Its
appeal to the ordinary student,
neither the music nor the anthro
pology student, is merely in the
fact that the field is an interesting
one.”
He refutes a generally accepted
theory that music is the universal
language.
—Anne Wellesley Howes
Third Floor
Is Home Of
Our Artists
Choral Group
Plans Tour
To New York
Located in an isolated area on
the third floor of Main Hall, ap
proximately ninety stairs and two
tired feet above the ground, is the
true Bohemianism of Salem Col
lege—the Art Department. This
department, now cluttered with
paint-streaked tables, easels, milk
cartons of mixed paint, and various
types of paintings, is divided into
two sections.
The first section is the Industrial
Arts room, or course, which is
under the direction of Mr. Bud
Smith. It is concerned with the
training of students in art methods
for the elementary school. Begin
ning with color theory, this course
carries the students through to the
activity in art suitable for the class
room.
The second section is the studio
laboratory. The students in this
course are concerned with drawing
block prints and action sketches in
oil paintings and water colors. This
department is under the direction
of Mr. Ed Shewmake.
The painting in Main Hall this
week, which is entitled “A Baby”,
is one of Mr. Shewmake’s own
works. The bold strokes and vivid
colors of the painting are typical
of Mr. Shewmake’s work, much of
which is expressionistic in style.
The subject of “A Baby” is also
typical of Mr. Shewmake, who.
although he has done some still
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On November 6, in the Oub
Dining Room, the Choral Ensemble,
under the direction of Mr. Paul
Peterson, will sing at the North
Carolina Registrars’ Dinner. On
the following day the Ensemble
will sing for the College Presi
dents’ Luncheon.
The Music Study Club of Dan
ville, Virginia, has invited the
Choral Ensemble to appear in a
concert that they are sponsoring.
The concert is to be on November
19.
Perhaps the most widely known
engagement of the Ensemble is
their trip to New York. They will
definitely appear on “Look Up and
Live,” which is sponsored by th©
National Council of Churches, and
may be seen on the CBS television
network. There is a possibility
that the Ensemble may appear on
another nationally televised pro
gram.
To help defray expenses tha
members of the Choral Ensemble
will be selling "Old Fashioned
Golden Butter Bits.” Let’s make
it a point to support our fine choral
group.
The Ensemble will be wearing
new robes this year, and it is
hoped that the robes will be ready
for the trip to New York.
    

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