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Volume XXXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 18, 1958
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New Officers Are Installed In Official Ceremony
Hixson Tells
Sophomore
Test Results
The Sequential Tests of Educa
tional Progress (STEP), which
were initiated at Salem this year,
were taken by the sophomores on
March 21 and 22. The highest
ranking sophomores were:
Mathematics:
'1, Nan Williams
2. Sandra 'Shaver, Sarah Tesch
3. Betty Ann Parker
4. Susan Foard
5. Joan Brooks, Abbye Davis,
Harriet Herring
6. Frances Jennette
7. Meribeth Bunch, Gwen Dick
erson, Emily Littlejohn
Reading:
1, Nancy Jane Carroll
2. Susan McCotter, Evelyn 'Vin
cent, Nan Williams
3, Caroline Easley, Harriet Her
ring, Rosemary Laney
4. Julia Cox, Susan Foard, Sarah
Tesch
Science;
1. Nancy Jane Carroll
2. Betsy Guerrant
3. Susan Foard
4. Harriet Davis, Harriet Her
ring, Susan McCotter
5. Henrietta Jennings
6. Janet Barnett, Nan Williams
7. Sarah Tesch, Barbara Williams
Social Studies:
1. Susan Foard
2. Carol Doxey, Marie Stimpson
3. Harriette Dwelle, Nancy Neese
4. Joan Mason, Sarah Tesch, Nan
Williams
5. Louise Adams, Meribeth
Bunch, Nell Wiggins
Each sophomore may get her in
terpretative leaflet from her ad
visor when making preliminary
registration.
New Presidents Reveal
Their Plans For 1958-59
Before installation Curt Wrike chats with the new Stee Gee president
Margaret MacQueen. In the background are Patty Kimbrough, Mary
Jane May hew, and Frankie Cunningham.
‘'On Campus” Roommates
Are Out Of College
Miss^ June Gentry once claimed
that there was not anything un
usual about her—there was abso
lutely nothing on which to base
an interesting article for the
Salemite. But everything she does
contradicts this statement.
This black-haired modern dance
instructor lives a few houses up
from the Post Office with Alice
McNeely, the assistant to admis-
sTons at Salem College, ' Their
apartment is in the basement and
Stee Gee Hears NSA
Reports And Plans For
Evaluation Of Curriculum
The Student Council held its
first meeting under the leadership
of its new president, Margaret
MacQueen, on April 14. Margaret
welcomed new and returning mem
bers and then continued witJi an
nouncements and general business.
The highlight of the meeting was
a report by Ann Bolin and Nor-
wood Dennis on the N .S. A.
vention, which they attended at
Randolph-Macon College on April
10, 11, and 12.
Ann and Norwood reported that
student responsibility in
education was the theme or e
N. S. A. Convention. This was
presented under three main topics.
The new president announced
that a joint faculty-student com
mittee has been set up to stu y
Salem’s cut system. The
members are Sally Wood, an
Williams, and Margaret MacQueen.
Anyone having suggestions or ideas
may present them to these peop e
for discussion by the committee.
Margaret also stated that the
faculty evaluation program has
been completed and will be pre
sented to the faculty for their ac
ceptance or rejection on May 7.
The first was the need for in
creasing the number of faculty
members. By 1970, 500,000 new
teachers will be needed m the
United States. To meet this d
mand, college students taking edii
cation need to be encoumged ^
teach A curriculum should be de
veloped in high schools and co
leges which would interest students
in education. Courses should lay
stress on independent thinking
and ideas, rather than memorized
^^Curriculum evaluation was the
second topic. The importance of
increasing effectiveness of '"Struc
tion and improving student atti-
!ude was stressed. This might be
accomplished through
faculty committees to judge
portance of courses taught, faculty
evaluation, and by seminars corn-
nosed' of class members discussing
their class programs. Independent
(Continued on page four)
they jokingly call it “The Cave.”
It is attractively decorated with
copper Turkish incense dishes,
lamps, and a few paintings by
Ralph Herring, Miss McNeely’s
fiance. The living room is about
eight feet square with low ceilings,
and Miss Gentry is constantly
bumping her arm when she raises
a clothes hanger to see if a dress
needs pressing.
The furniture in the living room
consists' of a few bookcases, a
television set, a coffee table, a
chair, a couch, and a covered board
which serves as an extra sofa.
The only thing left now, though,
are two chairs and the T. V. set.
Miss McNeely is getting married
in June, so she has moved most
of the furniture to her new apart
ment in town.
The white kitchen is very clean,
and* they • do their own cooking
when they have to. Since neither
of them are accomplished chefs,
they wait until they are hungry
and forced to prepare a meal be
fore they start. And Miss Gentry
can’t remember whether yams are
made from Irish potatoes or sweet
potatoes. If she has a midnight
snack, she punishes herself by not
eating breakfast the next morning.
She says that sometimes they wait
until Seven o’clock to start sup
per. When Miss McNeely gets
hungry, she fixes supper for Miss
Gentry and they eat.
(Continued on page three)
On April 10, the officers for the
school year 1958-59 were installed.
Mary Curtis Wrike, outgoing Stu
dent Government President, sum
marized the progress which Salem
has made in the past and, at the
same time, presented the student
body with some suggestions for
continuing growth.
Said Mary Curtis, “Our govern
ment system is a central part in
education. We should set effective
educational objectives and seek to
attain our goals of government
through them.” It is Curt’s opinion
that when we fail to attain our
goals it is often because we are
not responding to what is put
before us. Therefore, if we are to
progress as individuals and as a
self-governing body, we must take
advantage of the educational op
portunities at hand. Only in this
way will we be nearer to achieving
the student’s ideal: “the greatest
development of intellectual power.
Margaret MacQueen, in her in
augural address as new Stee Gee
President, defined student govern
ment as a “demonstration of per
sonal honor and a willingness of
taking responsibility; moreover, it
affords us the right to uphold or
tear down ideals and traditions.”
Every student has a part in the
government of Salem. To be in
formed participants, and therefore
good governors, students should
ead the Salemite, use their right
of petition, and discuss matters
with the , representatives on the
Student Council.
Following the Farewell and In
augural addresses, the new officers
were installed, with each old officer
administering, the oath of office to
her successor.
The new officers a^e as follows:
President of Student Government,
Margaret MacQueen; Vice-Presi
dent of Student Government;
Frankie Cunningham; Secretary of
Student Government, Nan Wil
liams; Treasurer of Student Gov
ernment, Sandi Shaver; Senior
Class President, Mary Lois James;
Junior Class President, Norwood
Dennis; Sophomore Class Presi
dent, Leafy Pollock; President of
IRS, Ruth Bennett; President of
YWCA, Mary Jane Mayhew; Pre
sident of WRA, Martha McClure;
President of Pierrettes, Martha
Goddard; Editor of the Salemite,
Jean Smitherman; Editor of the
Sights and Insights, Marcille Van
Liere; Chairman of May Day, Patty
Kimbrough; NSA Co-ordinator,
Ann Bolin; Chief Marshal, Betsy
Gatling; President of the Day Stu
dents, Mimi Burt.
In the following paragraphs, the
new organizational heads outline
their tentative plans for the com
ing year.
(Continued no Page Five)
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Schlesinger, Speaks Here
On Thursday night, April 17, the
Lecture Series brought to the cam
pus Mr. Arthur Schlesinger who,
the New York Times says, “ranks
among the foremost in the new
generation of vigorous social
thinkers.”
Mr. Schlesinger is a noted his
torian, author, and lecturer. In
1938 he was graduated summa cum
laude from Harvard, where he is
now a Professor of History. The
following year his honors essay,
published under the title of Ores
tes A. Brownson; A Pilgrim’s Pro
gress,” received high praise from
the critics and was a selection of
the Catholic Book Club. Upon re
ceiving the Pulitzer Prize forThe
Age of Jackson in 1946, he be
came the youngest historian ever
to receive that award. Mr. Schle-
singer worked on his prize-winning
book as a Henry Fellow at Cam
bridge University, England, and
subsequently as a member of the
Society of Fellows at Harvard.
Two other books by Mr. Schle
singer are “The Vital Center,
published in 1949, a brilliant dis
cussion of contemporary political
and social problems, and “The Gen
eral and the President,” which was
written in collaboration with Rich
ard Rovere of the New York Times
and which deals with American
foreign policy in terms of the is
sues raised by President Truman’s
dismissal of General MacArthur.
Mr. Schlesinger has also contri
buted articles to Life, Fortune, At
lantic Monthly, Harper’s, Saturday
Evening Post, and other periodi-
During the 1952 and 1956 presi
dential campaigns Mr. Schlesinger
was a member of the staff of Gov
ernor Adlai Stevenson. He has
also served in recent years as a
consultant for the Economic Co
operation Administration and the
Mutual Security Administration.
    

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