Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 16, 1962
Examples of Raoul Gondemar’s “art work” presently being
exhibited in the basement of Main Hall and other areas—a
topic of discussion on campus.
Students Comment On
Since the announcement in last
week’s Salemite that the supposed
Raoul Gondemar paintings were
actually produced by six Salem
faculty members, there has been a
good deal of discussion on campus.
ODE TO RAOUL GONDEMAR
Raoul, the campus has agreed:
Your artistic talent is sparse.
You’re the topic of conversation.
Your paintings quite a farce.
In fact some are downright ugly.
But, be that as it may.
You’ve shown us Mangum, Shew-
Jordan, Michie, and brothers Bray
Creating a campus sensation
In a more than ludicrous way.
Indiscriminately spilled household
Tire tracks and rags and burno-
Are these the tools an artist uses ?
Just the idea makes us laugh.
These pranksters seven we students
Though their tests and exams reap
Our campus is the luckiest,
’Cause, frankly, we think they’re
Raoul, you’re really marvelous.
Be you Spaniard or “Commie” or
We’ve enjoyed your grotesque ex
And cannot thank you too much.
For you are the magic means by
Professors our praises invoke
For the kind of human faculty,
Who’d take the trouble to play a
by Samule Djilas Johnstonivak
(Idenity to be revealed possibly in
next issue if no danger of persecu
tion by House on Un-Salemitic
Most students, although a little
amazed, regarded the project as an
example of the interest and origin
ality of the faculty. A few of the
comments from students and fac
I think it’s a terrific idea; they
had me completely fooled.
I just can’t imagine Mr. Shew-
make letting it happen!
I think it’s great that we have a
faculty original and good natured
enough to do it.
It was a clever idea. It certainly
showed our lack of inquisitiveness
and lack of knowledge of art.
It showed that there isn’t that
much art in modern art.
It is indicative of our faculty in
It was a clever idea, but I’m not
certain that there wasn’t something
a little immoral about it.
I think from now on the students
will pay more attention to the art
This shows the faculty’s inge
nuity and spirit.
It would take Mr. Shewmake to
think up something like that.
I think it’s wonderful that we
have that kind of faculty.
I told Mr. Shewmake there was
no depth in those paintings.
It’s exactly what I think goes
under the name of modern art.
Freshmen Give Parents
A View Of Camp US Life
The freshman class will culminate
weeks of planning for the annual
Parents’ Day, February 24. Hop
ing that snow flurries will not be
forecast, and that spring weather
will prevail over the Square, the
Freshman Parents’ Day committees
under the co-chairmanship of
Nancy Hughes and Carolyn Bridges
are finishing up last minute de
tails, and parents will arrive to find
a most complete and delightful day
prepared for them.
Between 11 ;00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
registration will be held in the
Friendship Rooms of Strong Dor
mitory. At this time a program
of the day’s events prepared by
the program committee under the
leadership of Lynn McClemment
will be distributed. Designs for the
program will be a modernistic ver
sion of the main theme; “Books,
Beanies, and Bills.” Jean Snyder
and her committee will register
parents. Following lunch at 12:10,
parents will experience a typical
day in the classroom for ten-minute
periods. Salem faculty will have
the opportunity to give brief out
lines of courses and to meet the
parents. Arrangements for these
parent-faculty sessions have been
made by Suzanne Boone and Nan
Berry and their committee.
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. student
hostesses dressed in Moravian cos
tumes will give parents a tour of
the Salem campus, scheduled by
Cookie Rockefeller and Jane Web
ster and their committee. Robin
Causey and Jeanne Williams have
scheduled an informal tea in the
Day Student Center from 2:30-5:30
p.m. During the tea, parents will
be welcomed at open house in the
dormitories by hostesses under the
leadership of Ethel Perry. Beanies
will decorate the doors to freshman
In the evening, parents will be
guests of honor at a banquet at
6:00 in Corrin Refectory arranged
by the committee headed by Lynn
Everett and Bonnie Hemrick.
Parents will receive booklets with
such vital statistics as the number
of Weejuns owned by freshmen,
and the number of charming blind-
dates freshmen have had this year.
This booklet, prepared by Doris
Cooper and Frankie James and
their committee, will carry out the
theme. Dr. Gramley will lead a
short program at this time.
Parents Day will officially end at
the conclusion of the Freshman
Frolic which begins at 8:00 p.m. in
Old Chapel. A skit committee
under the co-chairmanship of
Myrtie Moon Bilbro and Lady
Bugg will present a take-off on
freshman life at Salem from the
first days of orientation to mid
February 23: Slate of candidates
March 2; Candidates’ opinions
March 5: Kick-off banquet
March 6: Election (assembly)
The University of North Carolina
is pleased to announce that there
will be a statewide college Peace
Corps Conference on its campus
Friday and Saturday, March 16 and
17. Several Washington officials
of the Peace Corps will attend and
participate in this conference.
The opening address will be given
by Paul Geren, Deputy Director of
the Peace Corps. Three officials
will conduct a symposium on “The
Peace Corps in Operation” on Sat
urday morning. Principal speaker
at the luncheon for delegates on
Saturday will be the Reverend Wil
liam Coffin, member of the Peace
Corps’ National Advisory Board.
There will be other small seminar
meetings for delegates to study the
Peace Corps’ policies, organization,
^ A registration fee of $4 per dele
gate will be charged and will in
clude the cost of the Saturday
luncheon. There is a possibility of
some scholarship funds from NSA
to help with traveling expenses
Any student interested in attend
ing this conference should contact
Dr. Phillip Africa, Peace Corps
Liaison Officer at Salem.
The IRS Council has planned
Several activities for the week of
February 19-23, IRS Week.
On Tuesday, February 20, a
representative of the La Marick
Beauty Salon will give a talk and
demonstration at 6:30 p.m. in the
Day Student Center. This program
will give Salemites a preview of
spring hair styles. At this demon
stration, the four winners of the
La Marick Beauty Salon Essay
Contest will be announced.
On Wednesday, February 21, the
IRS will sponsor a “come-as-you-
are” coffee for students and faculty
from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Strong
The Council will present a
fashion show in assembly on Thurs
day, February 22. The clothes will
be from Montaldo’s.
On Friday, the VPI band will be
guests on campus for dinner and a
concert at 7 ;30 p.m. in Memorial
Hall. The members of the band
will eat dinner in the Refectory.
After the concert there will be an
informal party for the band and
Salem students in the Babcock Ter
On Red China
“Behind the Bamboo Curtain”, a
talk on modern Red China, will be
given by Mr. Edgar Snow on
Thursday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m.
in Memorial Hall.
Mr. Snow has written ten books,
four of which have been book club
choices in the U. S. The best
known of his works. Red Star
Over China, is a modern classic
consulted by students and his
Mr. Snow is well qualified to
talk on modern Red China. In
1928, during his trip around the
world, he was so fascinated by this
ancient land and its civilization,
which was undergoing revolution
ary changes, that he stayed in the
Far East for thirteen years. The
story of Mr. Snow’s twenty-six
years as a roving foreign corres
pondent for various newspapers
and The Saturday Evening Post is
told in his recent autobiography,
Journey to the Beginning. Mr.
Snow last visited China in 1960
when he represented Look maga
zine and Random House Pub
Day Of Pray er
On Sunday, February 18, the Y
Cabinet will sponsor a Prayer
Breakfast to commemorate Student
World Day of Prayer. The break
fast will be held in the Club Din
ing Room and will begin at 9:00
a.m. A short program will follow
the breakfast, but it will be over
in time for students to catch the
buses to church.
On Wednesday, February 21, at
6:30 p.m. in the Day Student Cen
ter, Carolyn McClain will moderate
a panel discussion on the subject,
“What’s in it for me ?”, a discus
sion of the personal values of col
lege students. Virginia Anderson
and Beth Troy are in charge of the
program; Daphne Dukate, Jean
Poe, Kit King, and Jackie Barker
are the panel members.
Plans New York
The Choral Ensemble is planning
a trip to New York during spring
vacation, March 16-23. The trip
will be made by chartered bus and
several performances will be made
en route. The agenda for the trip
is as follows:
Friday, March 16—
Saturday, March 17—
Sunday, March 18—
Sunday, March 18—
Monday, March 19—
Tuesday, March 20—
New York—Edison Hotel
Wednesday, March 21—
Free day in New York
Thursday, March 22—
Leave New York
Friday, March 23—
Arrive in Winston-Salem
As it now stands the girls have
a free day in New York on Wed
nesday, March 21. There is a pos
sibility of a television appearance
on the Today Show, but difficulty
has been encountered here because
of union conflict. The majority of
the members of the Choral En
semble are planning to make the
During the month of February,
the Ensemble can be heard on
W. S. J. S. radio station at 1:30
p.m. on Sunday. The Ensemble is
furnishing the music for the Na
tional Radio Pulpit, an NBC coast-
to-coast broadcast sponsored by the
National Council of Churches.