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The new semester officially
began with screams of surprise and
ecstasy, sighs of relief, and a few
occasional moans of agony, when
495 Salem students walked out of
the Registrar’s office on Monday,
February 1, and opened the white
envelopes whose contents summar
ized five months of pleasure and
pain, success and failure.
The second semester signifies
many things to various students.
For the freshmen, it means that
they have completed one semester
of college work and face seven
more; they have been away from
home and have proven that they
can manage on their own.
To the sophomores, the comple
tion of the next four months marks
the half-way point of their college
career and means the choosing of
a probable major, husband, or an
other college. The performance of
the juniors this semester deter
mines one main goal, that of being
a senior next year.
This period of time for many of
the seniors means the last lap of
sixteen years of books, classes,
tests, and report cards—the end of
their formal education. The se
mester will be characterized by job
and graduate school applications;
acceptances and rejections, com
prehensive e.xams and field work,
and repeated cries of “I can’t wait
to get out of this place!” But
more often, it brings the realiza
tion that the time is drawing near
when most likely, they will never
again be with all their friends, and
they will have to assume the re
sponsibilities of mature, indepen
Second semester at Salem Col
lege began with “The Spoon River
Anthology,” Religious Emphasis
Week, and continues with intra
mural basketball, a candidate for
Glamour’s Best Dressed Girl on
Campus contest, new courses and
professors, a broken television in
Sisters’ Dorm and hope that a
Valentine will come our way.
Playmaker’s From Pfeiffer Presenl
Masters’ "Spoon River Anthology
Faculty-student relations play an important role in any col
lege community. They vary, of course, from student to student
and teacher to teacher. But when one looks at the relations
between the two groups, one looks at the general, not the parti
Faculty-student relations, as a whole, may he classified into
three categories: very good, mediocre, and very poor. The level
of the relations may make all the difference in the world in the
In the lowest level, one sees two distinct camps, faculty and
students, at hidden or open odds, battling for supremacy.
The middle group has some good, some bad relations, but
mostly it is characterized by a “live and let live” attitude, by
a “what they do doesn’t concern me” feeling.
The highest level is characterized by a conscious effort on
the part of both groups to be interested in the affairs of the
other, by a co-operation between the two, and by a respect for
each other. It is marked by a cheerful atmosphere, never
strained or tense. If differences should arise, a solution agree
able to both factions is sought.
It is obvious which category we should strive for. But the
problem is two-fold; both groups must work toward its solution.
Neither is to blame for its failure.
At Salem we hear complaints from both sides. The faculty
are too busy to help us. They don’t care. They can never be
found. . . . The students don’t ever come by when I have office
hours, so why should I stay in here when I’ve got so many
other things to do? . . . The faculty all give tests at the same
time. . . . The students don’t keep up with their daily assign
ments. . . . The faculty wonT even help us in our projects. They
aren’t interested. They don’t participate. . . . The students go
around looking ragged with dirty hair, wrinkled blouses, no
make up. ...
It goes on and on. Definitely there is a problem. It can be
boiled down to one word—communication.
Recognizing the problem is half the battle. Then it is easy
enough to solve. All it takes is a conscious effort—100% sup
port from faculty and students.
By Mary Lucy Hudgens
Thursday, February 4, the Play-
makers of Pfeiffer College spon
sored by the Pierrettes presented
Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River
Anthology to a full and enthusias
tic house in Old Chapel.
The director, Mr. Robert Grubbs,
and his technical crew arrived Feb
ruary 3, bringing much of their
equipment to set and to rehearse
the lighting which was important
for the staging of the show.
As the audience filled Old
Chapel, John Garrison, a versatile
soloist and junior from Albemarle,
North Carolina, played the guitar
and sang folksongs to break the
procenium barrier and to set the
mood for the Anthology.
The cast consisted of five women
and six men who skillfully handled
the difficult task of portraying
sixty characters of Spoon River
who spoke from their graves to
tell their stories. The Anthology,
which is essentially a reading, was
produced unconventionally by em
ploying music, dancing, and playing
to each other as well as to the
audience. Costumes were worn to
Salem’s SSL committee has finally
decided on a bill to submit. It is
entitled “A Bill for the Regulation
of Outdoor Advertising Along High
ways and Roads in North Carolina.”
The bill will attack outdoor ad
vertising from two main directions.
First, such bills are dangerous in
that they distract the driver’s eye
and his thought. Second, such mon
strosities destroy the natural beauty
of the countryside.
The girls are most excited by the
idea of using visual aids as proof
that this bill is necessary and desir
able. They hope to take pictures of
once-scenic routes that have been
destroyed by huge billboards or
signs of the Burma-Shave type.
These pictures will be enlarged and
displayed as concrete evidence. This
procedure should have a positive
psychological effect on the mem
bers at the legislature.
All members are extremely ex
cited about this subject. Chairman
Pat Hankins wrote the U. S. De
partment of Commerce for infor
mation and received what turned out
to be a possible bill itself, with sug
gestions for treatment and hints
as to what to consider and how to
go about putting it into shape.
Any bill, to be effective, must be
covered from every angle. There
fore, the members of the committee
are writing to different sources for
more information. Pat has written
the Department of Commerce again
for lists of any states which have
such bills. Wendy McGlinn is writ
ing to Pennsylvania for anything
which that state might have on this
topic. Beth Taylor is writing to the
North Carolina Highway Commis
sion to find out if there is any leg
islation on the use of billboards
along our highways. Mary Dameron
is writing to various local beauti
fication committees within the state
for any assistance they can give.
The committee asks that anyone
who is interested in this bill, who
can suggest further helpful sources,
or who knows of a particular area
which is cluttered with signs, please
contact Pat Hankins.
depict the era leading up to the
Notable performances were given
by Mrs. Marie Stock, wife of the
assistant director at Pfeiffer, who
displayed both dramatic and musi
cal ability in “I Gave My Love a
Cherry” and “House of the Rising
Sun.” Among the men, Robert
Byrd, whose hair was grayed to
portray the older characters of
Spoon River, captured the audience
as the revivalist and as the spirited
fiddler who died with “no regrets.”
For the most part, the actresses
overshadowed the male performers.
However, the entire cast play,
and sang together with an imprti
sive spirit of enjoyment and fresi
ness in spite of this being
eleventh and final performance
This spirit and enthusiasm ca
ried over to the audience, whir
the Playmakers later disclosed hj
been one of the most responsh
appreciative, and most disconcei
ing groups to which they h
played. Several of the more i
mantic scenes provoked unexpectj
response from a “middle-of-th
week” female audience.
Churchill’s Spirit Remains
In Memories Or People
Winston Churchill’s death brought an end to the life of
statesman who lived through the reigns of English monarc
from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth. His life encompasst
many and varied subjects ranging from brick laying and wrii
ing poems to guiding Britain through two world wars.
Churchill’s first fame came as a result of his vivid corresponi
ance and his mastery of the English language while reportini
on the Boer War. While Victoria was Queen, Churchill m
elected to Parliament and was appointed First Lord of the At
The years that followed tested to the full those Churchillij
qualities—daring, prescience, determination—that were to prw
to be the source of his nation’s deliverance in two world war
Churchill built a massive new fleet and promoted a new vehic
—now known as the tank.
The years of peace were never Churchill’s happiest. Betwei
the two world wars he was out of Parliament, but rarely out
the public eye. He traveled widely and wrote an average of
million words a year. Later he returned to the House of Coi
mons and foretold the dangers of Hitler and Mussolini.
However, when Britain finally declared war in 1939, the goi
ernment turned once more to Churchill. King George VI ask
him to form the new government and act as Prime Ministij
In this role Churchill displayed greater personal power thi
any other Prime Mmister in Britain.
In dealing with the United States, Churchill knew the impi
tance of a strong firiendship and the danger of Hitler. He m
eessfully persuaded President Franklin Roosevelt to halt Unitf
States isolation and to enter on Britain’s side.
After the war, again Churchill failed. He lost the electit
for Prime Minister, but again his powerful influence was fel
especially in America. It was here that Churchill first spok
of the iron curtain and strongly urged cooperation in NAT(
Thus because of his strong personal attraction and magnificei
eloquency, Churchill continued as the Man of the Hour, ai
now he is a man of the ages.
Time, January 9, 1965
U. S. News and World Report, February 1, 1965
Salem College Lecture Series;
Piano Concert by RICHARD
GOODE of New York City; public
will be seated after 7:45 p.m. (Me
morial Hall, 8 p.m.)
Civic Music Asso: DON PASQUALE
in English, Goldovsky Opera Com
pany (Reynolds Auditorium, 8:30
p.m., members only).
Film Friends: Experimental Pro
gram: Lead Shoes, The Mirage,
Good-Night Nurse, House of Cards
(Community Center Theatre, 8
p.m., members only.)
Wake Forest Theatre: The Readers'
Theater will read poetry by A. E*
HOUSMAN and EMILY DICKINSON
(Wake Forest College, Library
Theatre, Room M-301, 8:15 p.m.)
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