North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XLI
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 7, 1960
Number 3
Wilson Foundation Gives
9
Fellowships For Study
Before October 31, well over 9,000
college seniors will be nominated
by faculty members from univer
sities and colleges in the United
States and Canada for Woodrow
Wison graduate fellowships. The
opening of the annual competition
for the'^academic year 1961-62 was
announced on Oct. 3, by Dr. Huge
Taylor, President of the Woodrow
Wilson National Fellowship Found
ation.
The program, designed to reduce
the nation-wide shortage of quali
fied college teachers, awards 1000
fellowships for first year graduate
study at any university of the re
cipient’s choice in the United States
or Canada. Those who receive
awards are not asked to commit
themselves to college teaching, but
merely to “consider it seriously” as
a possible career.
The Fellowship is open to college
graduates mainly in the humanities
and social sciences. Both men and
ii women are eligible, and there is no
;j limit on the age of the candidate
’■or on the number of years he may
have been out of college. Each
-'elected fellow receives a $1500 stip-
- j end for living expenses plus full
tuition and family allowances.
To encourage college seniors of
outstanding ability to study for ad
vanced degrees with faculty jobs as
heir goal is the aim of the program
ivhich is administered by the Wil-
on Fellowship Foundation under
$24,500,000 five year grant from
he Ford Foundation.
According to Dr. Hans Rosen-
haupt. National Director of the pro-
’^ Jram, the grants have been awarded
f to graduates from 560 different col
leges. Almost 90 per cent of all
{he 1000 Fellows in 1959-60 con
tinued study after the first year,
and more than 75 per cent of all
LnEA Sells
l^^ovie Tickets
The SNEA is sponsoring two
movies this year. The first, to be
held on Thursday, October 13th, is
^oung Bess,” starring Jean Sim-
■ mons and Stewart Granger. The
second, “Les Girls,” starring Gene
Kelly and Mitzi Gaynor, will be
s'hown on February 2nd. This year
they have scheduled only two, in
stead of the usual three, in order
that they might get better, more
popular movies. The movies will be
shown in the Science Lecture Room
at 6:45.
Season tickets are now on sale
for 75 cents. SNEA urges you to
buy them now.
The first meeting of SNEA will
;’l>e held at 6:30, October 11th, in
IBj^he Science Lecture Room.
I NOTICE
;'i' The Legislative Board has passed
’■tseveral changes in rules suggested
iliby the Judicial Board. The changes
' ;are effective immediately.
In the freshmen dorms lights
ust be out at 11:45 on Friday
[nights. On that night call downs
will be given for noise until 11:45,
[and light restriction will be given
after that time.
Quiet hour on Saturday night
will begin at 12:15. Students are
reminded, however that at this hour
some students will be asleep. All
students are requested to return to
their rooms quietly in consideration
of others.
the Fellows eventually end up in
academic positions. Of the nomi
nated candidates who failed to win
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships more
than 80 per cent of them went to
graduate school anyway, often with
help from other sources.
Every candidate for the award
must be nominated by a faculty
member; the Foundation does not
accept applications directly from
students. Candidates are elected
only after screening and personal
interviews by one of fifteen regional
committees of educators.
Nominated students may declare
themselves active candidates for the
award by sending the necessary ap
plication forms to the chairman of
the selection committee for the
region in which the prospective
candidate is located. A list of the
fifteen regions and the names of
the regional chairmen may be ob
tained from the Foundation’s na
tional headquarters. Box 642,
Princeton, New Jersey, or from
Dean Hixson at Salem. Names of
fellowship winners will be made
known by March 15, 1961.
Felicity Craig
Heads Salem’s
"Archway”
Tuesday, October 4, Felicity Craig
was elected editor of Archway,'
Salem’s literary magazine. She has
.appointed to her staff Suzanne
Taylor as art editor and Julia Leary
as business manager. The assistant
editor and a four-member reading
staff have not been announced.
Felicity, an English-history major
from Jamacia, gained experience
serving as assistant editor of last
year’s Archway. Two of her stories
and one of her poems appear in
this edition. She says that the past
staff noted several ways in which
the magazine could be improved
and that these suggestions, along
with an able staff, should make an
even better publication for this
year. Flicky hopes to get a wider
selection of student work both in a
greater variety of forms of writing
and in better representation from
each of the classes. She com
mented that she was particularly
interested in having more art work
included in this year’s magazine.
The new' organization, now offi
cially named the Literary Society
of Salem College, also approved
several changes in its constitution.
Among these is a re-statement of
its purpose to read:
To stimulate literary origin
ality in the student body and
to create more interest in the
literary arts.
To provide a means of publi
cation for the work of stu
dents who write, paint, or
draw.
To publish a literary maga
zine once a year.
A section concerning the mem
bership of the Society was added.
It stipulates that “The Membership
. . . shall consist of all students
who show an interest in writing,
painting, drawing, or in helping to
publish the literary magazine. Any
new students who are interested in
Archway can get a copy of last
year’s edition from Flicky. The
new staff encourages the interest
of the entire student body.
Any work a student wishes to be
considered should be given to a
member of the magazine staff. This
work, if approved by the reading
staff, is passed on to the editorial
staff for final consideration.
ARCHWAY will be issued this
spring.
Marji Jammer, chairman of the Senior Follies, looks on as Jessica Marlow, Janet Yarborough, senior class
president, and Julia Leary read over their parts.
Senior Class Presents Follies On
Current Events October Twelfth
Do you feel out of it and not
up on it ?—the subject of current
events, that is? Well, get fifty
cents, find yourself a senior, and
buy yourself a ticket to Senior
Follies, for current events will be
the subject of the catastrophe of
:he class of 1961. Mark October
12th (Wednesday), at 8:30 in the
evening on your calendars, and
Classes Plan
Coming Projects
The upperclassmen will hold their
class meetings during the assembly
period on Tuesday, October 11th.
The senior class will be making
their last minute plans for the pro
duction of Senior Follies to be
given October 12th. Dr. Hixon will
speak to the senior class on “Ways
of Seeking Employment”. Her
speech will include the prospects of
graduate study and the prospects
of jobs not requiring further study.
She will discuss the means of se
curing fellowships and scholarships
for graduate work. The seniors will
be asked to fill out applications for
occupational and educational oppor
tunities.
The junior class will complete
their plans for the Little Sister pro
ject. These plans are to be kept
secret until announced. A discus
sion of the investigations made for
obtaining a “big name artist” to
appear will also be on the agenda.
This project is to help the junior
class raise money for the Junior-
Senior banquet at the close of the
school year.
The sophomore class plans to
have an evaluation of FITS with
special emphasis on Field Day.
They will begin their plans for the
Christmas banquet by organizing
the class into working committees
During this assembly period the
freshman class will take their lib
rary examination. The freshmen
have received instruction in this
field, including a tour of the library
building, a seminar dedicated to the
library with special emphasis on
the reference books, and study
sheets as an aid. No class meeting
will be held for the freshmen at
this time.
don’t forget to come! Come to
think of it, you may change your
mind after you finish reading the
rest of this article.
Now this production is quite a
work of art, or so I was told in
between hands of bridge in Bitting
living room (played sitting Indian
style around the coffee table, by
the way). Marji Jammer has been
writing the script all summer, and
is now directing, producing, (and
just about everything else) the re
sults of her labors—in fact, I was
told, “this is a Marji Production”!
She has, however, excellent support
from her class, especially from
Jessica Marlowe and Julia Leary,
her leading actors.
My next question, “What about
the music ?” brought a rather puz
zling response: there really isn’t
much music, they told me! This is
rather hard to understand, judging
from past Senior Follies that I have
seen. I commented on the fact, and
was informed, in the midst of hys
terical laughter of the four bridge
addicts I had trapped, that this is
definitely a different production
from any ever presented here be
fore—and any that will ever be pre
sented here again, they added (still
hysterical).
At this point, Cathy Gilchrist was
reminded that it was her bid and
that she had opened in two spades.
A yelp which sounded something
like “WHAT!” seemed to indicate
that it was a good time to exit as
gracefully as possible before I got
so confused that I couldn’t leave,
and before I was accused of kibit
zing.
Don’t know whether I have nerve
enough to go see Senior Follies or
not! How about you ? Remember
October 12th at 8:30 in the even
ing. Tickets are on sale from any
senior for only fifty cents.
Danforth Foundation Offers
An nual Teacher Study Grant
When it was announced last year
that Mr. Carl Meigs, a professor
of English at Salem College, was
not to be here this year because
he had been awarded a Danforth
Teacher Study Grant, many Salem-
ites did not know exactly what Mr.
Meigs had received and why.
One of the first things one might
wonder is, “Just what is the Dan
forth Foundation ?” The Danforth
Foundation was established in 1927
by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dan
forth. Its purpose is to serve the
educational needs of young men
and women, especially on the spirit
ual and cultural level. The Found
ation promotes the training of
teachers in the areas of higher
education. Its ultimate goal is to
raise the standards of teaching in
American colleges and to help the
need for better trained teachers.
Another question might be, “How
does a professor receive a nomina
tion ?” The nominations are sub
mitted to the Foundation by the
Dean of the College. Salem Col
lege, with its enrollment of 465 stu
dents is able to make only one
nomination per year.
The Danforth Foundation seeks
persons with outstanding academic
ability, an active, inquisitive mind,
and a personality that encourages
creative effort in the classrooms.
Too, the nominee must possess in
tegrity and character as well as
serious commitment and inquiry
within the Christian tradition. How
ever, a teacher deeply rooted in a
non-Christian faith is eligible, pro
vided he is willing to take an active
part in a predominantly Christian
program.
Not only is there a program for
those already teaching, but also one
for college seniors. There are
approximately one hundred fellow
ships given annually to qualified
college seniors. However, Salem
has never made a nomination for
an undergraduate.
Mr. Meigs, who has been granted
a leave of absence from Salem, is
presently at Tulane University,
. where he will spend eleven months
on graduate study.
    

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