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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 28, 1961
Faculty Committee Amends Current
Aims And Purposes Of Salem College
Dissatisfaction over our school’s
current aim and purpose as stated
in the catalogue was expressed by
the evaluation committee for the
Southern Association of College
and Secondary Schools when it
visited Salem’s campus last year.
The present aim and purpose states
“Salem College as a church re
lated institution is dedicated to
guiding individuals in their search
for ultimate Christian values by
the pursuit of truth wherever and
by whatever methods it may be
found. Thus the college follows
the liberal arts tradition in giving
equal status to the sciences, the
social sciences, and the humanities
. . . Salem implements its program
On Monday, May 1st, at 8:30
p.m,, in Old Chapel, Carol Bernasek
will give her graduating organ re
cital. Her program will include
“Concerto in G major” by Bach-
Vivaldi, “Passacaglia and Fugue in
C minor” by Bach, “Ah, Dearest
Jesus” by Brahms, and “The Na
tivity of Christ” by Messiaen.
Mrs. Bernasek is a day student
majoring in organ music. She at
tended Oberlin College, Oberlin,
Ohio, where she studied music
under Arthur Poister and Claire
Coci. Entering Salem in 1958, Carol
studied under John Mueller, now
on a year’s leave of absence in
Germany on a Fulbright Scholar
ship. Her present teacher is Mar
Carol’s husband, Dr. Edward
Bernasek, is a research chemist at
Reynolds Tobacco Co. They have
two children, a girl 13 and a son 8.
Mrs. Bernasek is choir director
at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
After graduation, she will be choir
director and organist at St. Paul’s
Everyone is invited to attend a
reception in the Day Student Cen
ter immediately after the recital.
The Handbook Committee,
headed by Betty Cox, has com
pleted revision of the Handbook
for 1960-61. The revised edition
will be sent out this summer to
all new students. The committee
checked over the current handbook
and made various corrections and
clarifications throughout the book.
One major change was the addi
tion of a foreword, stating the aims
of the Handbook. A section on
the Archway, Salem’s literary
magazine, was added to the section
on student organizations. Under
the social regulations, any rule
which has been changed or insti
gated by the Legislative Board will
appear as revised in the 1961-62
Betty Cox, as vice-president of
Student Government, is editor of
the Handbook, and Julia Carr, as
president of the Day Students, ser
ves as business manager. Dr.
Gramley, Dr. H i x o n, and Dean
Heidbreder are the faculty repre
sentatives on the committee. Other
members are Sallie Paxton, Nancy
Peter, Churchill Jenkins, Sally
Wood, Dean Major, Judy Summer-
ell, Lynn Ligon, and Anna Tran-
Clewell, Babcock Elect New
Leaders; Plans Discussed
Anne Simons and Eleanor Work
man are the new presidents of Cle
well and Babcock Dormitories, re
Anne has been active in extra
curricular activities all her lift. She
represented her home town, Wil
son, in the Miss North Carolina
Contest, and was elected Miss Con
geniality in the local pageant. Dur
ing her senior year in high school
she was president of the student
body and was chosen Best-All-
Around of her senior class. She also
was a cheerleader for four years,
and was homecoming sponsor.
At Salem, Anne has been secre
tary-treasurer of her dorm this
year and is now serving as proctor
“so I can learn to give call-downs.”
She was co-chairman of the Par
ents’ Day Tea and is planning to
dance in the May Day program.
Anne is a member of WRA also.
A fine pianist, Anne won the
Paderewski award for music. She
doesn’t like to practice, but loves
to just “sit and play.” She is
Raiford Porter’s painting, which
is now on display in the stairwell
of first floor Main Hall, has
brought more response than any
other painting display this year.
Reaction ranged from the very
favorable to the comment that the
college and the community would
be better off without it. Since the
title is not given with the painting,
there have been many suggestions
as to an appropriate name. One
faculty member has suggested the
title “God Is Love”.
Raiford Porter, the artist, has
titled the painting “Ogre of the
Mind”, and refers to it as “Goyaes-
More of Mr. Porter’s paintings
are on display in the basement of
Main Hall and in the Music Hall.
They range from the grotesque
“Ogre” to the sensitive relation of
the three figures in “Fancille”. This
painting is characterized by strong
Oriental tendencies and a sensitive,
unusual use of color. His work is
expressionistic with strong decor
Raiford Porter received his
Bachelor of Arts degree at Rich
mond Professional Institute and
his Master’s degree at Women’s
College in Greensboro, N. C. He
then won a Fulbright scholarship
to study in India. There he at
tended Visiva Bharati University
and San Miguel de Allende of the
University of Guanajuato. This
period of study is largely respon
sible for the Oriental characteris
tics of his work, although his paint
ing showed some Oriental tenden
cies even before this.
Mr. Porter is now a resident of
Winston-Salem and teaches art at
High Point College.
through a curriculum based on the
heritage of the Classical and
Christian backgrounds taught by a
church-related faculty, streng
thened within the college by a tra
dition of honor and by active stu
dent government, and enriched by
a program of extracurricular acti
In January, Dr. Gramley ap
pointed a committee, headed by Dr.
Phillip Africa, to plan a series of
dinner meetings in order to decide
what should be done. The Janu
ary meeting was centered around
presently a member of the choral a discussion of “Goals for Ameri-
^ cans” compiled by Ex-President
Anne isn t sure yet what her gigenhower’s Commission on Na-
major will be, but she wants to
enter the mission held.
Next year Anne wants “to see mg these goals were narrowed to
some improvements made in the specific trends which seemed rele-
appearance 'and live-ability of Cle- yant to a small liberal arts college.
well, “and already has two com
mittees working on the project.
Eleanor, known to her friends as
“Wookie,” is from Davidson, N. C.
She was also very active through
out her high school years. Her
activities included Student Council,
annual staff, band, glee club, and
cheerleading. She was football
sponsor, Charlotte Woman’s Club
Student of the Year, and Best-All-
Around of her senior class.
At Salem, Wookie has been the
freshman class representative to
the WRA council and to the Legis
lative Board. She was pep man
ager for FITS Field Day, and was
chosen the Best Freshman Rat.
Wookie plans to major in math.
For recreation she turns to the
bridge table and may often be
found in Babcock’s Terrace Room.
Wookie’s goal for the coming
year is two-fold. First, she says,
“Instead of having competition be
tween Babcock and Clewell, I
would like to bring the two dorms
closer together.” Plans are now
being made for a joint party at
the beginning of next year. Se
condly, she says, “I would like to
see closer co-operation between the
houses and Judicial Board.”
Both presidents seem to feel that
a closer relationship between Bab
cock and Clewell is needed and
both are willing to exert all their
energies toward this goal.
Lablings will have its annual
picnic next Thursday, May 4, at
Reynolds Park at 5:00. Members
who wish to go should contact one
of the officers before next Tuesday.
Transportation will be provided.
♦ ♦ ♦
Sign-up sheets for the Intramural
Tennis Tournament are posted in
all the dormitories. There will be
both singles and doubles matches.
Sign up by Tuesday, May 2, when
the tournament will be scheduled.
The Tennis Club urges everyone to
♦ ♦ ♦
The YWCA is now in the pro
cess of setting up its committees
for next year. Everyone interested
in working directly with any of the
following committees please con
tact Trisha Weathers: community
services, programs, vespers, Y-
watch, morning chapel, publicity,
outside activities, special projects,
These committees will be headed
by Y cabinet members to be an
nounced next week, but their effec
tiveness will depend on you, the
members of the Y who make up
In the third meeting April 25 the
faculty considered the motion that
the current aim and purpose be
replaced by an amended one drawn
up in 1951. The motion was ap
proved by a faculty vote.
Abide By Rules
At the request of IRS, the Con
cessions Committee has bought a
record player to be used by organi
zations on campus. It will be ac
cessible to any group for use, under
the following conditions:
1. It may be used by any Salem
2. The borrower may be any mem
ber of the organization with a
slip of authorization from the
3. The borrower should see Mrs.
Chatham in advance and arrange
to get the key to the closet in
which the record player is kept.
4. The borrower must sign for the
record player in a notebook kept
for that purpose, indicating the
date it is taken out, the name
of the organization, the name of
the borrower, and the date of
5. The record player must be re
turned the following day.
6. T h e organization borrowing it
will be held responsible for the
condition in which it is returned.
All organizations are welcome to
use this record player at any time.
Salem’s infirmary has been en
joying the presence of many girls
in the past few weeks. Their com
plaints have varied, but a run of
colds, chest congestions, coughs
and sore thoats seems to be the
rule. To guard against a forced
sojourn in the infirmary, Salemites
are urged to maintain their level
of resistance to infection by get
ting six to eight hours sleep each
night, eating three regular meals
per day, and spending some time
in healthful exercise. They are
also urged not to visit or congre
gate for too long a time in their
Those healthy, compassionate
girls who would like to make their
friends’ stay in the infirmary less
Talks To Salem
In New Series
Dr. Ernest F. Patterson, Asso
ciate Professor of Economics at
Davidson College, will be the
speaker in assembly on May 4th.
In a continuation of the culture
series, Dr. Patterson will speak on
Economic and Political Decisions
Facing the United States.”
Educated in Southwest Texas
Teachers College, where he re
ceived his B. S. degree. Dr. Patter
son received his M.A. and Ph. D.
degrees from the University of
Texas, and he studied economics
at Harvard in 1954-55 on a Ford
Foundation Faculty Fellowship.
During his study at Southwest
Texas Teachers College, Dr. Pat
terson was a member of Alpha
Chi, an honorary scholastic frater
nity, and he studied under a Uni
versity of Texas Fellowship, 1948-
49. Since he has been at Davidson,
he has become a member of Sigma
Upsilon, a national creative writing
fraternity, and ODK, a national
honorary leadership fraternity.
Professional societies of which
Mr. Patterson is a member are:
the American Economic Associa
tion, Southern Economic Associa
tion, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the
Business Administration Profes
Dr. Patterson has taught in Bles
sing High School (Texas), U. S.
Army Special Training School,
University of Alabama, and Uni
versity of Texas.
Assembly on May 2nd will be a
Student Government meeting.
Tuesday, April 25, the Legislative
and Judicial Boards held a com
bined meeting to discuss plans for
an Honor Tradition evaluation.
The compiled student survey
which was taken some weeks ago
was presented. Nancy Peter,
Chairman of the Judicial Board,
announced that each dorm presi
dent will receive a copy of the
survey by Friday, April 28. These
will not be posted, but any in
terested student may contact her
dorm president and see the results.
The Executive Committee of Stu
dent Government will appoint an
Honor Tradition Evaluation Com
mittee. Any student that wishes
to suggest someone to be on the
tiresome are urged to donate packs
r A 1 j committee, please see Nancy Peter
of cards, puzzles, and new maga- ’
zines to the infirmary sun porch. or Sallie Paxton before Monday.