North Carolina Newspapers

NT.- -J,
Volume XL
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 30, 1959
Number 6
[vJew Members
Advisory Board
Members of the Faculty Advisory
Board have been selected for this
year. Automatically the president
of the college, Dr. Gramley; the
Dean of Students, Mrs. Heidbreder;
and the assistant Dean of Students,
Miss Roberts, are included. In ad
dition there are three faculty mem-
jjgfg—Miss Battle, who acts as Stu
dent Government Advisor, Miss
Sampson, who was appointed by
Dr. Gramley, and Mr. Bray who
was elected by the faculty.
This board serves in an advisory
capacity in all matters concerning
the Student Government Associa
tion and specifically regulates rules
concerning dormitory and social
life. The point system, faculty
evaluation, and changes in the cut
system are among the ideas which
grev out of joint faculty and stu
dent meeteings.
Tree And Ivy
McClain Heads
Nan Williams Surveys Site of Science Addition
Red Clay Marks Begining Of Addition
l^arolyn McClain will serve as
chairman of , the Lost-and-Found
cofimittee this year, assisted by
Normie Abercrombie and Jackie
The Lost-and-Found trunk is
located just behind the Date Room
door to first floor Clewell. It will
be [open at all times and will operate
under the Honor Tradition.
Carolyn urges everyone who has
lost anything—all types of clothing,
glasses, books, or pens to check
first at Lost-and-Found. Check
also the bulletin boards to see if
anyone has found whatever is lost
By Mary Lu Nuckols
Have you noticed the trucks,
equipment and strange men around
the science building ? Well, they
are all a part of the process of
building the $200,000. addition to
the science building.
I interviewed Mr. Charles Davis,
the resident engineer representing
Lashmit-James-Brown and Pollock
Architects, and Mr. R. A. Spaugh,
the construction foreman of Frank
L. Blum Construction Company.
These two gentlemen kindly let me
see some unintelligible blueprints
showing how the new addition will
look. All that I really understood
was that there is a red clay hole
where the 1933 Class Memorial
steps had been.
They explained that in 7 months
(before May Day, girls, weather
permitting) the addition will be
finished. The 13000 square floor
feet will contain new classrooms,
store rooms, offices, laboratories,
research rooms and even a science
When the new addition is com
pleted, the present doorway will be
bricked up. A new door will be
made where the north stairwell is
now. That will then be the center
of the whole science building.
Knowing how much tradition
means to us at Salem, Mr. Davis
and Mr. Spaugh hastened to as
sure me that the memorial part of
the stairway has been saved. It
will be reset in the new steps when
the building is finished.
Well, girls, get used to the noise
and the crew of 30 men working
on campus. They will be here for
7 more months.
On Monday, November 2, the as
sembly program will be devoted to
one of Salem’s annual traditions—
the Senior Tree Planting. This
68-year-old custom was begun when
the Class of 1891 planted a paul-
awnia tree. It has been followed
by quite a variety including the
magnolia, walnut, willow, and tulip.
This year, the Class of 1960, will
again plant a Japanese Cherry in
the Babcock area, as did the Class
of 1959.
The ceremonies will begin in Me
morial Hall with a presentation by
Senior Class president, Grace Wal
ker, and an acceptance on behalf of
the College by Dr. Gramley. Im
mediately after the acceptance, the
Seniors, followed by the student
body will go first to the North
Wing of Main Hall where the an
nual Ivy Planting will take place,
and then to the site of the Tree
Planting. During this latter cere
mony each Senior Class officer will
turn a spade of dirt at the base of
the tree, while the remaining sen
iors throw in pennies to enrich the
Dr. Africa Will Discuss
Asian Probl©ms In Chap©l
Evaluation Prov©s FITS
Program Achi©v©s Goal
Judicial Board
Restates Rules
Dr. Philip Africa, head of Salem’s
history department, will speak in
chapel Wednesday, November 4th.
His talk. The Revolution of Rising
Ekpectations, is based on his sum
mer studies at Duke University.
Buy TV Sets
The Concessions Fund Committee
announces the purchase of new
television sets for Sisters and South
dormitories. The petition for
money to purchase the television
sets was granted in order to make
the facilities of these dormitories
equal to those of the other dormi
The concessions fund is made up
of ^oney paid by concessions, such
as (the Coca-Cola and candy vend
ing machines, for having their
machines on campus. Any group
onjcampus may petition to the Con
cessions Fund Committee for
money to be used for a worthwhile
project or purchase. Ellen Rankin
is the chairman of this committee.
A recipient of a six-weeks Japan
Society Fellowship, Dr. Africa says,
‘The study was devoted to the in
terior border relations in the major
countries of Asia; the economic
progress that has been made, parti
cularly in -China in the last ten
years; and he extent to which Com
munist ideas and methods have
penetrated the countries of the
mainland of Asia.
In his talk Dr. Africa will try to
emphasize the following: the
urgency to make American students
aware of the problems in Asia and
of what is taking place in Asia to
day ; what the consequences for this
country will be from what is hap
pening in countries outside the
“Western world”; what the conse
quences are already; what will hap
pen due to the ever-increasing
power of Communism; and what
Asian growth will niean in the
Dr. Africa obtained his BA de
gree in history from Alleghany
Teachers College and his PHD de
gree from the University of Roches
The Judicial 'Board reminds stu
dents that they are responsible to
know all of the rules in the hanJ-
book. These rules are more than
just the answers to a handbook test
given at the beginning of the scliool
Students are reminded ;
(1) that they can not walk out
side the night campus limits with
out special permission from the
Dean of Students Office.
(2) that a girl on restriction may
not receive male callers except un
expected out of town visitors whom
she may see for a few minutes.
New Holtkamp
Organ Arrives
A new Holtkamp practice organ
will arrive on campus next month.
The new organ will be placed in a
stairwell in the north western cor
ner of Memorial Hall. This addi
tion will help to simplify the
scheduling of the 222 hours or
organ practice per week. Music
students are now using the organ
in Home Moravian Church for
practice in addition to five other
organs on campus.
The FITS Committee evaluated
this year’s program at their final
meeting on Tuesday night. Al
though they termed the overall pro
gram a success, they had several
changes to recommend to the Class
of ’63.
Betsy Anne Lambe, the head of
the committee for the beanie cere
mony, said that the ceremony was
“not effective”. It was suggested
that the ceremony be shortened and
that the group 'could 'oe seated com
fortably. In order to avoid the
rushed long capping process, some
one suggested that each sophomore
bring her freshman and have all of
the spphomores cap their freshmen
at the same time. A social hour
after the beanie ceremony was also
There was divided opinion over
whether the freshmen had to wear
the beanies too long. Some people
suggested that the period be cut
from a month to two or three
weeks. The committee recom
mended that the freshmen wear
their name tags on their blouses
where they could be seen easier.
They also felt that it would help
the freshmen know the other stu
dents if the upperclassmen would
agree to wear name tags for
approximately a week. Each upper-
class could also have a special class
color for their tag. The Class of
’63 can also try to clarify where
the freshmen will have to wear
their beanies.
Sandra Gilbert, heading a com
mittee in charge of the production,
judged that the skits were a success.
Knowing the difficulties of trying
to organize and rehearse such a
program, the committee suggested
that each of the upperclasses
appoint a FITS chairman in the
spring of the year. This chairman
working with her classmates could
work on the skit during the sum
mer. The general theme for the
production would still be decided
upon by the Sophomore Class. A
full dress rehearsal for all of the
classes was also suggested. This
would provide an opportunity for
people in a skit to see the skits
planned by the other classes. The
sophomores could also give a prize
for the best skit.
The field day, which was headed
by Trisha Weathers and Sue Frone-
berger, was considered a “roaring
success”. No major changes were
Summing up the evaluation of
FITS, Nina Ann Stokes said, “At
Chapel last spring we stated the
purpose of FITS like this;
To unite not only the Fresh
man Class but also the upper
classes and to acquaint the
Freshmen with Salem College’s
student body and faculty.
We think that, although improve
ments can be made, FITS succeeded
in achieving its goal.”
Rul es Clarified
The Legislative Board has clari
fied the rule pertaining to the parti
cipation of students not classified
in their original class. It was de
cided that a student may represent
her original class even though she
is still classified academically as
she was the previous year.

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