Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 17, 1958.
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The Salemite, as the official publication of student opinion, feels that
the issue of integration in the public schools is one of paramount im
portance. Since many Salemites will be teachers and parents in the
near future and will undoubtedly be in a position to affect the progress
or regression of the public school system, we feel that it is the re
sponsibility of every student on this campus to face the issue realisti
cally and intelligently.
Therefore we offer this statement of our policy.
We, as a newspaper staff, believe that the issue is a manifestation of
a universal conflict between cultures. The conflict has been further
complicated by political, economic, and religious expediencies. This is,
and has been true, of all nations and societies. Due to the intolerance
and fear that accompany the situation, the problem can never be eradi
cated completely. So, we offer no solutions.
However, we do feel that it is the obligation of each student to face
the problem 'as her education and intelligence should enable her, by
approaching the issue rationally and logically; not as White Southerners,
but as American citizens.
We believe that we should first recognize the issue for what it is;
reject superfluous side issues superimposed on the basic conflict by
factions such as the White Citizen’s Council and .the Ku Klux Klan;
ignore the perverted and irrational invective of such inciters as John
Kasper; inspect critically and demandingly any “scientific data” which
claims that the Negro is biologically inferior.
We, the staff, believe that each student should actively support any
sound movement to facilitate the implementation of the Supreme Court
ruling on integration in the public schools.
It is imperative that we, as students, citizens, and future policymakers,
hold a liberal and sane view on a problem that has closed schools in
Arkansas and Virginia, and endangered freedom in every Southern state.
Stevens Versus Symphony
Willis Stevens’ performance of
the Schumann A-minor piano con
certo with the Winston-Salem
Symphony was a commendable ef
fort, especially considering the fact
that he led the orchestra all the
way. But in the last movement
, the symphony dragged too heavily,
and the allegro vivace was anything
but. However, Mr. Steven’s flaw
less technique of even playing,
balance of tone, and symmetry of
line projected the hauntingly beau
tiful themes and brilliant passage-
work , throughout the cavernous
Beethoven’s E g m o n t Overture
and the Franck D-minor Symphony
completed the program.
Phi Alpha Theta Historical Society
Inducts Foard, Summerell And
Easley; Initiation Set Next Week
The Phi Alpha Theta historical
society will meet October 23 at 5 :30
in the Friendship Rooms of Strong
at which time the new members
will be initiated. Following the
initiation ceremony there will be a
discussion on the Far East as an
area of historical study.
The qualifications for membership
into the society make it the select
group that it is. All members must
The symphony group is composed
of amateur and a few professional
musicians; John luele is a conduc
tor by profession. Why, then, do
the amateurs appear to be playing,,
obviously oblivious of Mr. luele’s
infamous directing. When, or from
which school, the figure-eight and
circle became a conducting beat is
a question that needs an answer
(if one can be found.) However,
Mr. luele indulges himself in those
ballet-like proportions and positions
while the orchestra goes its merry
way. Why should the Winston-
Salem Symphony invite guest artists
when it cannot meet the necessary
demands, and only succeeds in em
barrassing the soloist ?
have taken twelve hours of history
in which they have maintained a
jB average. Furthermore, members
must have an overall average of B.
The present members of this so
ciety are Dr. Philip Africa, Dr. Lucy
Austin, Dr. Inzer Byers, Dean Amy
Heidbreder, Dean Ivy Hixson, Ruth
Bennett, Sue Cooper, Rachael Rose,
and Jean Smitherman. Those per
sons who have received and . ac
cepted invitation to membership
this semester are Mr. James Ste
venson, Susan Foard, Caroline Eas
ley, and Anne Summerell.
Mr. Stevenson, who came to
Salem this year from New York,
teaches classes in western civiliza
tion, medieval civilization, and
European history. Susan, a junior,
is a history major while Caroline,
another junior, is majoring in math.
Change In Junior Car Rule
Recommended By Stee Gee
Out for an afternoon game of Hall Ball arle Carolyn Crawley (fore
ground) and Velva Whitescarver (background) . . . See story page 3.
On Monday afternoon the Stu
dent Council considered two peti
tions, the first being concerned
with students having cars on cam
pus; and the second, freshman
The first petition asked that per
mission be granted juniors to drive
cars in Winston-Salem and to have
their own cars on campus at the
beginning of the second semester.
A Bus For
This Sunday at eleven o’clock
approximately seventy Salemites
will leave for Charlotte to hear
Billy Graham speak. Although the
meeting will not begin until three
o’clock, they plan to be at the Coli-
seium by two in order to claim
Salem’s YWCA is sponsoring the
trip as a follow-up to Religious
Emphasis Week. Mary Jane May-
hew, Y president feels that it is
especially appropriate since Dr.
Leighton Ford, a member of the
Billy Graham team was on campus
during the week.
Sue Cooper, who has been mak
ing arrangements for the trip, has
asked Mrs. Cummings to pack
lunches to be eaten on the way
down. The buses will stop on the
return trip, so that the girls may
have dinner before returning to
school. They should be back at
Salem by eight o’clock. Chaperones
for Sunday’s trip will be Mrs. Lo-
vette, Mrs. Patterson, and Mr. and
The Charlotte Crusade began
early in September; and, dire to
capacity crowds, has already been
held over one week longer than
previously expected. It will prob
ably be concluded on October 28.
The present regulation states that
students cannot have or drive cars
in Winston-Salem before Easter
of their junior year.
The juniors feel this petition is
important to their class and to
succeeding classes beoause students
getting teaching certificates, need
cars to get to the schools where
they observe, and sociology majors
need cars for field trips taken in
the spring of the junior year. They
recognize that the parking situation
is a problem, but feel that it will
be as much a one after Easter as
at the beginning of second semes
ter. The .Student Council passed
the petition and sent it to Dr.
Gramley with the recommendation
that he approve ■ it. .
The second petition, asking that
freshmen be given three of their
four overnights before mid-semes
ter, was defeated. The Student
Government, however, realizing the
concern of the freshmen, recom-'
mended that the freshmen not be
allowed to use more than two of
their four overnights the first four
weeks of school, but otherwise be
allowed to take their overnights
anytime first semester. The Stu
dent Council made this recommen
dation because so many college
functions are held before mid
semester and the need for oyer-
nights is greater during this time.
The Dean of Students Office asks
that you please check carefully the
pages of the handbook (76-77) deal
ing with off-campus employment.
Note especially: Students wishing
to work in ’Winston-Salem should
apply to the Participation Com
mittee for permission. The com
mittee should have the following
before considering the request.
1. Full information concerning
2. Parents’ permission,
3. All academic and health records
of the student.
Anne, a senior this year, is an
The founding of the Phi 'Alpha
Theta society at Salem on May 14,
1952, was the work of Mr. Warren
Spencer who at that time was a
staff member of the history depart
ment. Mr. Spencer is now teaching
in Norfolk, Virginia.
The biannual national meeting of
Phi Alpha Theta will be held this
year in Williamsburg, Virginia on
. Careless use of a towel to shade
a wall light fixture has been blamed
as the cause of fire Tuesday night
which excited students on third
floor of Bitting Dorm and brought
four firemen to the scene.
Audrey Kennedy, main figure in
the incident, reports that she was
asleep in her bed directly under
the wall fixture. At H ;30 she
awakened suddenly to find a towel
which she had placed over the
light aflame. Her first impulse
was to call Lucinda Oliver who
was in the next room.
Together, the girls tried to
smother the flames but realizing
that such a wide area was burning,
rushed to the hall for a carbon
dioxide extinguisher, which brought
the flames under contfpl quickly.
Four firemen from the near-by
■fire department arrived moments
later after a call from Bitting
house president, Marilyn Shull.
These men quickly replaced a fuse
which had blown during the fire
and began cleaning the room.
Mr; Yarborough, maintenance
supervisor at Salem, looked over
the damages on Wednesday and
reported that the smoked walls
could easily be fixed with a coat
of paint. He assured the girls that
the extinguisher would be re
charged immediately but hoped
there would be no future use for it.