Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 17, 1961
Salem, Wake Forest
At the beginning of the second
semester, courses offered at Wake
Forest College which are not of
fered at Salem College will be made
available to full-time students re
gularly enrolled at Salem; the same
privdege will be extended by Salem
to Wake Forest students.
Students of each college must
make formal applications in ad
vance for permission to enroll in
the course desired; the application
must be approved by the head of
the department involved, the head
of the department in which the
student is majoring, and by the
appropriate Dean of the College in
which the student is enrolled. A
copy of the granted approval will
be filed vAth the Academic Dean
and with the Registrar or Recorder
of each institution.
Both Salem and Wake Forest
have the right and the privilege of
determining whatever limitations
are deemed advisable—such as size
and personnel of the class involved.
and type of work demanded by the
course. Students of each college
must observe the class attendance
regulations applicable to the insti
tution of the particular course(s)
for which they are enrolled. The
grades earned will be taken at face
value by each college.
No financial payments will be
made by students of either insti
tution ; the necessary financial set
tlements and adjustments will be
worked out by the appropriate of
ficials of each institution. An extra
fee as required by the college must
be paid by the student who receives
It is not expected that either
Salem or Wake Forest will provide
transportation; nor is it expected
that the schedule of either insti
tution should undergo revision or
change primarily for the inter
change of student registration.
The inter-change of course regis
tration is a result of the co-opera
tion of colleges all over the country
in sharing faculty and facilities.
Students Nominate May Court
Nominees for May Queen and
May Court have been chosen. The
queen will be elected the week of
November 27 in Old Chapel. The
nominees for the Court will be pre
sented in assembly on Tuesday,
December 5. Three representatives
from each class will be elected at
this time. The nominees are:
Anne B. Austin
Susan Ray Kuykendall
Susan Ray Kuykendall
Nina Ann Stokes
Nina Ann Stokes
Students And Faculty Comment On
Moravian Candle Tea
Opens Christmas Season
The Salem College Alumnae Association cordially invites you
to a preview of the Moravian Candle Tea on Wednesday,
November 29, from 3-5 p.m. at the Brothers’ House.
Come straight from class or lab to see the Moravian Christ
mas Puts and the beeswax Christmas candles being made and
Start the Christmas season by attending the Candle Tea.
Mrs. John K. Gallaher
Student Alumnae Relations Committee
• Salem College Alumnae Association
Each year at the end of Novem
ber, long lines begin to form on
the other side of Main Street as
people wait to visit the Candle Tea.
Hostesses in familiar, early Mo
ravian costumes greet their guests
at the door of Brothers’ House.
First they guide these guests
through the candle-making roqm.
Here beeswax is poured into molds,
and gay red crepe paper skirts are
wound around the finished candles.
The candles are used for the
Candle Lovefeast in Home Mo
ravian Church on Christmas Eve.
The aroma of sugarcake and
coffee comes from the old kitchen
in the basement. Here the spirit
of a Moravian Lovefeast prevails,
for food and heat from the fire are
shared with strangers before they
descend to see the Putz.
Putz is a word of Germanic
origin which means “to decorate.’
Early Moravians decorated their
Christmas trees by arranging tiny
hand carved figures at the base.
Although the nativity scene was
always present, there were often
figures of German children dressed
in modern costume watching with
the angels and shepherds. ^
In the sub-basement of Brothers
House, there is a Nativity Scene
surrounded by other scenes which
are connected with Christ’s birth.
As there wer« both modern and
Biblical in early Germany, so there
is a replica of Salem Square of the
early 1800’s in the room next to
the Putz. Each house has been
erected to scale. Tiny figures are
On their way to the Lovefeast in
the Home Moravian Church, even
leaving tracks in the snow.
General admission for adults is
50^, for children 25^. All money
will be used to carry on the work
of the Home Moravian Womens
Lines will begin to form when
the Candle Tea opens Wednesday,
November 29, from 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. Thursday, November 30,
through Saturday, December 2, it
will be open from 2:00-9:00 p.m.
Something new has been added
to the tradition of the Candle Tea.
Old Salem, Inc., will open the
Salem Tavern and the Salem Barn
by ’candlelight from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
during the Candle Tea. This will
be the first time that the barn has
been opened by torchlight.
Christmas music will be presented
as holiday food is prepared in a
festive eighteenth century holiday
Admission is 50^ for adults, 15^
for children. Tickets are on sale
at the Old Salem Reception Center.
Sign outs for the Thanksgiv
ing vacation may be made dur
ing the regular office hours on
Saturday, November 18, and on
Monday and Tuesday, Novem
ber 20-21. Sign outs must be
completed by 4:30 p.m. "Tuesday,
November 21; after this time
penalties will be given for late
Dorms will be locked at 4 p.m.
Wednesday. Clewell reception
room will be open until 8 p.m.
for any students who are leav
ing after 4 p.m.
On Sunday the dorms will be
opened at noon. The Student
Center will be open for anyone
who must return early.
The first meal on Sunday,
November 26, will be served at
5 :30 p.m. to any girls who signed
out to return before 5:30.
Students who are going any
place besides home for vacation
must have home permission.
A full class or an empty room? The abolish ment of the cut system presents this question.
The Salemite has conducted a
campus poll of student and faculty
opinions about the system of un
limited cuts which will not apply to
the freshman class; it was passed
at a faculty meeting held on No
There is the feeling among both
faculty and students that this is a
new system which needs a trial
before judgment is passed upon it.
Many students have misgivings
about the individual policies of the
faculty members; however, there is
the general feeling that if both
faculty and students cooperate, the
new system can be a success.
The following comments express
favor of the new system:
“I think that it is a very good
idea to have unlimited cuts. I feel
that each faculty member should
make his policy clear to the stu
dents by second semester.”
“I think this is a wonderful idea.
It should be up to the individual
student to decide if it is necessary
to go to class. I don’t feel that a
student would cut a class that she
was not doing well in.”
“I feel that this system will put
more responsibility on a student
for her grades. The system pos
sibly will encourage professors to
make their classes more stimulat
ing and interesting. I would like
to see a general policy for all the
“I am in favor of it. I feel that
it will stimulate professors to make
their classes more interesting. I
do feel that it would be possible
for professors to take advantage
of this system and defeat the pur
pose of giving students more re
Faculty: “I am very much in
favor of giving the system a try.
I feel that it will give the students
Faculty: “I am in favor of this
system. I base my opinion on the
assumption that Salem is an insti
tution for learning, a process which
should include development in the
ability to assume individual re
sponsibility and to make wise judg
Faculty: “I am very much in
favor of the change in class at
tendance regulations. The new plan
puts the responsibility where it
should be—on the student herself.
She is called upon to judge what
the needs of the course are and
what her abilities are, and to make
the appropriate, responsible de
cisions about class attendance. The
important thing, I think, is for
each student to desire, for herself,
the , highest level of performance
she is capable of. The new system
will work if each student will
recognize that it is up to her not
to settle for “second best” for her
The following are opposed to the
“The clause which states that the
faculty determines the number of
cuts sounds good in theory, but in
the long run it may not even be
as much freedom for the students
as there is now. Inter-depart
mental rivalry may force faculty
members to limit cuts to three or
This issue of The Salemite is
the last before Thanksgiving
vacation. The next paper will
be issued on Friday, December 8.
four, and take off in grades. An
unlimited cut system without quali
fications or the twenty per cent cut
rule seems to be more in the line
of student responsibility.”
“I feel that this / system would
give students less freedom. In
many cases, students will be afraid
now to cut at all in some classes.”
Faculty: “I voted against'this
system because I feel that it will
be awfully easy for girls to do
damage to themselves in a subject
before they realize it. I feel that
this would apply especially in the
case of science lectures.”
Faculty: “I voted against this
system, but I am perfectly willing
to give it a trial. I feel that we,
as a faculty, must be very careful
in order not to weaken the stand
ards by this system; it is a new
thing, and there is no system for
the faculty as a whole.”
The Bishop’s Players, of Los
Angeles, California, will present a
chancel drama at St. Paul’s Epis
copal Church on Wednesday, De
cember 13. The play, “An Episode
of Sparrows”, taken from the book
of the same title, will begin at
8 :00 p.m.
The drama is centered about a
street child in a London slum. The
play’s theme is social work and
No admission will be charged for
the drama. A free-will offering
will be received.