Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 29, 1961
Founders’ Day Marks I90th Anniversary of Salem College
Film Friends of Winston-Salem,
member of The Arts Council, iiuve
announced the. seven films for the
1961-62 season. The movies will be
shown at the Community Center
Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive.
Thursday, October 12, will fea
ture Sawdust and Tinsel, a 1953
Scandinavian film. The Little
World of Don Camillo, a French
comedy, will be presented Novem
A 1960 Russian film. Ballad 6f a
Soldier, will be shown on December
7. This simple tale of an ordinary
soldier and his vehemently original,
sentimental journey through war-
churned Russia has won many
The only American film of the
season, A Night At the Opera,
features the Marx Brothers in a
satire on pomp and pompousness
of grand opera. This 1935 movie
will be shown on January 11.
The film on February 1 comes
This film is a remarkable anti
cipation of the labyrinth architec
ture of the city of the future and
the problems and tragic conse
quences of the completely planned
The Belles of St. Trinian’s is
about one of the oddest English
girls’ schools imaginable, with its
horrid little uninhibited scholars
who make gin in chemistry class,
bet on horses, and cheat outrage
ously at field hockey. This British
film will be presented on March 8.
The last movie, Hiroshima Mon
Amour, is a 1960 French love story
of a Japanese engineer and a
French actress, against the back
ground of the remarkable exhibits
and records of the devastating
effects of atomic warfare. This
last film will be seen on April 5.
All performances will be held at
the Community Center Theatre on
the Thursdays listed at 8:00 p.m.
Season membership, only $3.50, will
be good for the seven films plus
a tentative bonus. No single per
formance admissions will be sold.
Anyone interested in a season
membership see Beverly Heward
before Friday, October 6.
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“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”—freshmen and sophomores
prepare for FITS field day.
Legislative Board Names
Stee Gee Committees
The Legislative Board announces
the Standing Committees of Stu
dent Government and their chair-
Executive Board Finance Commit-
Oslo Scholars Gain Rich Benefits
From Summer Of International Living
By Dean Major
and Sallie Paxton
Living with students from thirty
countries is an education. During
our six weeks in Oslo this sum
mer, we were constantly greeted
by new.ideas, new criticisms, and
new feelings. In daily contact with
these students from all over the
world, we participated together in
activities varying as widely as the
students themselves; meals, inter
national evenings, informal discus-
sions, classes, and trips. With the
relationships formed here came an
understanding and appreciation of
many concepts entirely different
from our own. This experience in
international living was the most
important feature of the summer
school to us.
The informal contact with these
students at mealtimes became an
experience to look forward to. Each
meal brought new table companions
and frank discussions on any topic
from the educational system of
their countries to their marriage
laws. For example, one such con
versation centered around war ex
periences, certainly a new topic
for us Americans. What could we
say to the Dutch law student who
told of the birth of his sister in
a cellar during the occupation ? Or
how could we understand the deep-
rooted feelings of our German
friend who explained his passion as
a Nazi youth leader? Having been
completely ignorant of concentra
tion camps and the treatment of
the Jews by Eichmann and others,
his faith in politics, had been shat -
tered when he learned the truth.
It was also around the table that
we heard incredible stories of the
' difficulties some students had faced
in coming to the summer school.
One such incident was the escape
of two South African students,
both of whom arrived in Oslo with
no identification after having been
smuggled out of their country.
Our education continued in in
ternational evenings, students being ’
both audience and speakers, the
choice of topics unlimited. Both
criticism and praise were offered,
in the same spirit. For example,
a student from Tanganyika first
burst into the complaint: “How can
my .people believe your statements
about democracy and freedom
when we read of the denial of such
liberty to your black citizens ?’’
Immediately following this state
ment, however, the same student
praised the American philanthropic
attempts to establish scholarships
for his countrymen.
The Polish International Even
ing, unlike the others, failed to
present a true picture of the
country. The atmosphere of this
evening was such that all students
felt uneasy, one Venezuelan pro
tested about the restraint demon
strated by the Polish students.
This) seemed only to confirm our
ideas about lack of freedom behind
the Iron Curtain. In return, a
challenge was hurled to the Ameri
cans by this Polish student: “Who
except you creates the Iron Cur
Classes offered still, another ex
change of viewpoints; discussions
at times became so involved that
students lapsed into their native
tongues to explain their ideas. Sur
prising interpretations were often
given of American political events.
This can be illustrated in the at
titude of a French-Canadian, a
Kennedy supporter: “We’re glad
Kennedy made a mistake when he
first came into office. Now he
will be more cautious and move
This gives only a partial picture
of the incidents we encountered
this summer. Yet perhaps even
this sketch can outline the educa
tional and international atmosphere
offered in such a program.
Concessions — Susan Ray Kuyken
Student Center—Jackie Barker
Lost and Found—Anne Hutaff
Refectory Bulletin Board — Bonnie
Bean and Martha Jo Phifer
Fire Chief—Nancy Joyner
The faculty advisor for Legisla
tive l3oard is Dr. Byers; and the
Faculty Advisory Board includes
Dr. Gramley, Dean Heidbreder,
Miss Woodward, Mr. Sanders, and
The Day Student Center is open
to all clubs for meetings. You
must sign up in the Dean of Stu
dent’s' Office and if you wish to
smoke in the meeting, you must
get permission from Dean Heidbre
There is a screen and projector
in the large clubroom of Babcock
which may be used at any time.
I Anyone wishing to use this must
! clear it with Mrs. Chatham and
get the key from her.
Record Player v
At the request of the IRS, the
Concessions Committee has bought
a portable stereophonic record
player to be used on campus. It
will be accessible to any group for
use under the following conditions:
1. It may be used by any Salem
2. The borrower may be any
member of the organization
with a slip of authorization
from the president of the club.
3. The borrower should see Mrs.
Chatham in advance and ar
range 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 note
book kept for that purpose,
indicating the date it is taken
out, the name of the organi
zation, the name of the bor
rower, and the date of return.
5. The record player must be re
turned by the following day.
6. The organization borrowing it
will be held responsible for
the condition in which it is
All organizations are welcome to
use this record player at any time.
Founders’ Day, Thursday, Oc-'
tober 5, will mark the one hund- '
red ninetieth anniversary of Salem
College. The activities will com
mence with assembly on Thursday
morning. The guest speaker will
be Miss Mary Wiley. Miss Wiley
will speak on “Quaint Customs of
Miss Wiley retired in 1945 after
teaching in public schools for forty-
nine years. During this period she
taught in all the grades'—first
through the twelfth. Since her re
tirement she has written a daily
column, “Mostly Local”, for the
Twin City Sentinel.
Miss Wiley graduated from Wo
man’s College of the University of
North Carolina and in 1946 was
awarded the degree of Doctor of
Education by that institution.
Thursday afternoon’s activities
will take on a lighter nature.
Classes will be suspended for the
afternoon and FITS field day will
be held. Beginning at 2:00 p.m.
with a series of relays between the
classes and the faculty, the after
noon will feature competitive
games. Each class will wear its
own colors and have its own cheer
A picnic supper will follow at
6:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. in Old
Chapel, the classes will present
their individual skits and songs.
These will be judged by a faculty-
student committee and prizes will
The climax of the day will be
the presentation of the FITS tro
phy to one of the four classes.
The winner is determined on the
basis of points accumulated in the
relays, songs, skits, and on the
basis of class spirit.
Monday, October 2, at 8 p.m.,
the Winston-Salem Alumnae Club
is giving a program in the Day
Student Center for members of the
Salem College faculty and their
husbands and wives. The purpose
of the meeting is to acquaint local
Salem a 1 u m n d e with the new
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Student Government will sponsor
the Honors Assembly on Tuesday,
October 3. All students are re
quired to attend this meeting.
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Tryouts for the Pierrette produc
tion of “Taming of the Shrew”
will be held Tuesday and Wednes
day, October 3 and 4, in the Pier
rette office—No. 10, basement of
Main Hall. On Monday schedule
sheets will be provided on the Pier
rette bulletin board in the stairway
of Old Chapel.
Students who want to tryout are
to sign up Monday for 10 minute
tryouts between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday or Wednesday. About 30
parts need to be filled.
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All students are reminded to go
by the Infirmary and pick up their
accident insurance cards.