North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XLI
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 14, 1960
Muggeridge, British Wit Appears On Lecture Series
Faculty Meet To Revise
Current College Calendar
A faculty meeting was held on
October 5 to discuss various
changes in the college calendar for
1960-1961 as stated in the 1960 Bul
letin. The following changes have
been made and approved:
The campus limits for the day
time have been inaccurately stated
in the handbook. Due to a typo
graphical error, the day limit to
the North is stated to be Bank
Street. The day limit is Belo Street
at the Coffee Pot. The night limit
to the North is Bank Street.
Take Yearbook,
ID Pictures
Beginning on Monday you will
see an amazing number of Salem-
ites with their hair neatly combed
and their make-up freshly applied.
No, Salem hasn’t suddenly gone co
ed, but the Sights and Insights will
begin taking the class pictures for
the annual on Monday —• and the
long awaited ID card pictures will
be taken the same day. So plan
ahead, girls, and be sure that you
will look your very best next week
—make IRS proud of us.
The Sights and Insights pictures
will be taken Monday through Fri
day in the Student Council .room in
the Student Center. Everyone is
requested to sign on the schedule
in the lobby of Main Hall for their
pictures. Anyone who cannot
schedule their picture should see
their class editor: senior class edi
tor, Sally Beverly; junior class edi
tor, Colquitt Meacham; sophomore
class editor, Gayle Venters; fresh
man class editor, Donna Raper.
Pictures are scheduled from 9:00
to 5:30 every day. Senior class
pictures will be taken only on
Tuesday. The annual staff requests
that everyone try to PLEASE BE
PROMPT! No pictures will be re
Anyone who could help fill out
cards for the pictures and help the
photographer is urged to contact
their class editor.
Action on the ID cards that the
student body voted to get has also
begun. These pictures will not be
as elaborate as those for the an
nual—in fact, they will be “mug
shots”. Since the photographer
will be on campus only one day, all
pictures will be taken on Monday.
Fifteen pictures will be scheduled
every fifteen minutes. These pic
tures will be taken in the Club Din
ing Room.
To refresh your memory about
the ID cards—^we voted last spring
to get the cards that can be
punched each year. After this year
only the freshmen and transfer
students will have to have pictures
taken. Everyone must have a pic
ture taken and buy a ID card. The
cost of the ID cards will be ap
proximately $.50. They will be
ready for distribution to the stu
dent body around Thanksgiving
So wash your hair and get lots
of beauty rest this week-end. Re
member that these pictures are for
Nov. 23—1:00 p.m. Thanksgiving
recess begins
Nov. 28 — 8:30 a.m. Classes re
Dec. 17—12:05 Christmas vacation
Jan. 3—9:25 a.m. Classes resume
Feb. 1—8:30 a.m. Second semester
March 25—12:05 p.m. Spring re
April 4—^9:25 a.m. Classes resume
June 4—Sunday afternoon Com
The students will notice that all
except one of the change.s are not
changes of date, but only of the
hour of the day. These changes
were made necessary by the fact
that classes begin at 8:30 a.m. this
year rather than at 8:00 a.m. and
that assembly days have been
changed from Mondays and Wed
nesdays to Tuesdays and Thurs
The faculty also set November 9
as the date for the release of mid
semester grades and November 18
for the release of the schedule of
second semester classes.
On Thursday, October 20, at 8:30
p.m. the 1960-61 Lecture Series will
begin by having as its first speaker
Malcolm Muggeridge, British wit
and satirical magazine editor.
Malcolm Muggeridge was born
on March 24, 1903, in Sanderstead,
Surrey, just outside London, the
son of a self-educated lawyer’s
clerk who became a Labor Member
of Parliament. After studying at
Selhurst Grammar School on a
scholarship, he went to Selwyn Col
lege, Cambridge University, where
he took the tripos (honors course)
in natural science and English liter
ature, earning his M. A. degree at
the a'Mi of twenty.
While teaching at the Egyptian
University, he sent news stories to
the English newspaper The Man
chester Guardian. After working
on the editorial staff, Mr. Mug
geridge was sent to Moscow as the
Guardian’s correspontent. When he
returned, he wrote what he himself
calls “a bitter book”. Winter in
Moscow, in which he made no at
tempt to be dispassionate about the
Russian experiment. The Times
Literary Supplement wrote that
Muggeridge “apparently regards
the whole Russian thing as a fan-
astic show, equally monstrous and
Mr. Muggeridge has also spent
one year as the assistant editor of
the Calcutta Statesmen, two years
on the editorial desk of the London
Evening Standard, and was Wash
ington, D. C., correspondent for the
London Dally Telegraph. He was
also its deputy editor from 1950-52.
Mr. Malcolm Muggeridge
During World War II, he joined
the Intelligence Corps as a private
and emerged six years later as a
major. He was made a member of
the Legion of Honor and awarded
the Croix de Guerre with Palm and
the Midaille de la Reconnaissance
In 1953 he was asked to become
Editor-in-Chief of Punch, thus be
coming the first editor of the
famous 114-year old British humor
ous weekly periodical to be em
ployed from outside its own staff.
Punch had gone flat, but in a few
months under Mr. Muggeridge the
reviews became satiric, devestating
'parodies of other publications be
gan to appear regularly, and writers
of reputation began to appear.
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary,
Will Initiate Hatley And Robertson
Congratulations to Libbie Hatley
and Lynn Robertson! On Thurs
day, October 21, 1960, these two
juniors will be initiated into the
Salem (Delta Lambda) Chapter of
Phi Alpha Theta, a National
Honorary History Fraternity.
Each year those students eligible
are approved by the members of
Phi Alpha Theta,
of B and a B plus average in twelve
hours' of history.
After talking with these two new
Phi Alpha Theta members, one
The criteria for
are a general average
Libbie Hatley
could not doubt their sincere in
terest not only in history but
Other phases of school
Enthusiastically, Libbie, who is
double-majoring in history and
English, exclaimed, “I think that
history is so exciting”. Although
Libbie is not ruling out the possi
bilities of other careers such as his-
orical research, she does want to
each history and English — corre-
ating the two because they “go
ogether so well”.
While in Oslo this summer, Lib
bie said that she appreciated her
liberal arts education for “it gives
good background for getting
along with other peoples”.
For Lynn Robertson, a sociology-
economics major, history is enjoy
able—“I take history because I en
joy it — not because I’m either
majoring or minoring it”.
When asked what phase of his
tory she prefered, Lynn, after a
moment of consideration, said,
“Contemporary history —especially
politics and naturally the elections
this fall”. And then she concluded
her interview by candidly saying:
“It’s easier to understand what is
happening now if we have some
historical perspective”. After
graduating, Lynn is planning to do
some tpye of casework.
The other present members of
Phi Alpha Theta are: Felicity
Craig, Cathy Gilchrist, Jane Givens,
Mrs. Heidbreder, Dr. Hixon, Libba
Lynch, Dr. McCorkle, Mr. Michie,
Mary Lu Nuckols, Sally Wood,
Janet Yarborough, Dr. Africa, Dr
Byers, Miss Covington, Dr. Austin,
and Dr. Smith.
Phi Alpha Theta is “an honor
society for student and faculty
members of distinguished American
colleges and universities who are
interested in the study of history”
(from the Phi Alpha Theta “Infor
mation Bulletin”). As one of the
most respected campus organiza
tions, Phi Alpha Theta provides a
reward as well as an incentive for
quality in academic work.
A national organization. Phi
Alpha Theta gives the opportunity
for Salem to look “Beyond the
Square”. Salem’s chapter was in
stalled in 1952, the 107th chapter
of Phi Alpha Theta. In 1954 there
were 130 chapters in the U. S., and
•Puerto Rico.
Lynn Robertson
Through organizations as Phi
Alpha Theta, Salem can remain a
small school without becoming iso
lated from other educational insti
tutions. This we can see in what
Ralph Burchan, president of the
chapter at State College of Wash
ington in 1952, wrote to Salem’s
Chapter: “Although our chapters
are on opposite sides of the U. S.,
we have a common bond of interest
in history”.
Since resigning from Punch in
1957, he has traveled to the USSR
and the USA with Prime Minister
Macmillan (as correspondent for
the Daily Mirror), has spent three
months as an editor on an Austra
lian paper, and is now a regular
columnists for both the Sunday
Pictorial and the New Statesman &
His favorite theme, these days, is
the immense value of non-conform
ing. “Non-conforming,” he once
wrote, “is tremendously invigorat
ing, adding a quite .special spice to
life.” He is also concerned by the
reduction in humor in both high
places and low, and he is convinced
that Summit Conferences should be
attended, not by pompous foreign
service officers and heads of state,
but by humorists, who might well
“save the rest of us from being
bored to death by ideologs or atom
ized to death by H-bombs.”
Several of his publications are:
Three Flats, produced by the Stage
Society, 1931; Autumnal Face, 1931;
The Earnest Atheist, a life of Sam
uel Butler, 1936; In a Valley of this
Restless Mind, 1938; The Thirties,
1940; and Affairs of the Heart, 1949.
Speakers Air
Political Views
Irving E. Carlyle and James
Booker will be the speakers in
chapel on October 18 and 20. These
are the first two of three programs
to be held to promote interest in
the mock election to be held at
Salem on November 1.
Mr. Carlyle will present the ob
jectives of the Democratic party on
the program sponsored by the In
ternational Relations Club. A grad
uate of Wake Forest Law School,
he is a member of a legal firm in
Winston-Salem. Last summer he
attended the Democratic National
Convention in Los Angeles as an
alternate delegate. He has served
in the North Carolina Legislature,
is a member of the board of trust
ees of Wake Forest, and is a pro
minent Baptist layman.
The subject of Mr. Booker’s
speech on Thursday, October 20,
will be “The Republican Platform
and Mr. Nixon”. Mr. Booker, who
has always voted Republican, is a
native of North Carolina. He at
tended Western Carolina College,
Washington University in St. Louis,
and received his law degree from
Duke University in 1951. From that
time until 1954 when he began prac
ticing law in Winston-Salem, Mr.
Booke received special training
from the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation. The National Student
Association is sponsoring this pro
On October 25 Phi Alpha Theta
will present the final program in
the series before the mock election.

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