Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C„ Friday, November 1 9, I 965
Number 1 5
Faculty Vetoes Follies Presentation;
Gives Reasons For Discontinuation
■ I'fhe faculty voted against the
presentation of Faculty Follies at
their meeting November 8. The
program was formerly held every
four years to help raise money for
the WUS fund sponsored by the
Y, W. C, A. After some discus
sion, the motion of discontinuation
vifas upheld in a close vote. Dif
ferent members of the faculty gave
varying reasons for discontinuing
the tradition that has grown up in
the last twenty years. Dean Ivy
3ixson explained several of the
reasons brought up in the discus
sion: in the spring, when the Follies
are given, the Winston-Salem 200th
Anniversary celebrations and semi
nars will be taking place, as well as
Salem’s own symposium. Besides
the time factor, there will be a dig
nified atmosphere along with which
the Follies do not fit. “I’m sorry
we’re not going to do it, she said,
but she upheld the faculty decision.
Dean Hixson stressed that the fac
ulty is not unwilling to cooperate
with the student project, but felt that
this performance is “not the best
way” and suggested that an authen
tic play be presented.
Dr. Elizabeth Welch was “dis-
^ay Day Committee Reveals
Beauty Nominees For Court
^The May Day Committee and its
chairman. Happy Price announce
the results of the nominations for
May Court. Each of the following
girls is asked to bring a long dress
and short, white gloves from home,
vdiich will be worn for elections.
Elections will be held Friday, De
cember 3, in assembly; everyone
votes. The identity of the May
Queen and Maid of Honor will not
be revealed this year until May
^^The following girls have been
iminated for May Court:
Carol Ann Derflinger
Mary Lucy Hudgens
Carol Bruce McFadyen
Jean Anne Werner
Dr. McLanathan Speaks;
Subiect-lron Curtain Art
‘,‘Art Behind the Iron Curtain” is
the intriguing topic to be presented
by the distinguished authority. Dr.
Rithard McLanathan, on December
lljat 8 p.m. in the Salem Fine (Arts
Having served as one of the ori
ginal members of the New York
State Council on the Arts, Dr. Mc
Lanathan is still a member of this
Dr. Richard McLanathan
■ As an art consultant, he
j bas advised Time, Life, I. B. M.,
! -mvisea lime, Lite, 1. B. M.,
i M ^ i^iywood Corporation, R. H.
j pjcy and Company, Massachusetts
I of Technology, and the
j Atlantic Art Association. Broad
casting is another of Dr. McLana-
than’s talents: he has appeared on
educational channels as well as in
art “specials” on the three major
Born in Methuen, Massachusetts,
Dr. McLanathan received his A.B.
from Harvard University, and
taught at the Allen-Stevenson
School in New York City. Upon
his return to Harvard for graduate
work, he was made a member of
Harvard’s Distinguished Society of
Fellows. Only twenty-four of the
world’s most brilliant young scho
lars are invited to join this society
at one time.
Before earning his Ph. D. from
Harvard in 1951, Dr. McLanathan
served on the staff of the Boston
Museum. He was also a founding
trustee and an executive committee
member of the famous Arts Festi
val, the most successful American
festival of all the arts. During this
time. Dr. McLanathan accepted the
Prix de Rome, a senior fellowship
at the American Academy in Rome.
Dr. McLanathan was Director of
the Museum of Art in LHica, New
York from 1957 until 1961. He acted
as Curator of the American Na
tional Exhibit in Moscow. Two
tours of art centers in West Ger
many, Denmark, Poland, and Yugo
slavia were also included in his pro
gram as a representative of the
United States State Department.
Dr. McLanathan has written for
most of the important art periodi-
appointed” in the decision. She
thinks that the production gave the
faculty a chance to “participate in
an enjoyable experience, and to see
each other in a new light.” She
said, “It gave an indication of our
feeling that students needed to see
us in another, more informal way.”
She didn’t feel that Faculty Follies
damaged relations in any way, and
“it was a lot of fun.”
Dr. S. C, Paine concurred with
all the faculty members that the
project is a worthy one, but feels
that the Y could “use more imagin
ation to raise money,” and he gave
as an example the project of the
junior class of a number of years
ago. They brought Dave Brubaker
to campus and through profits from
tickets cleared over $800. Another
suggestion was a duplicate bridge
contest. His second objection was
that “The whole concept of student-
faculty relations is not achieved by
performing in a faculty play.” The
Follies are then, according to Dr.
Paine, “a misappropriation of two
• Mr. William Mangum regards
this change as “just another step
toward maturation as a liberal arts
Dr. Inzer Byers, sponsor of the
Salem Y. W. C. A. summed up the
general feeling by saying, “The
faculty could see both sides. This
is just a bad year for the presenta
Remember that anyone going
places other than home must have
a permission from home on file in
the office before signing out.
If you expect to eat lunch in the
college dining room on Wednesday,
November 24, please indicate this
on your sign-out card by putting
“lunch” at the top of the card.
Otherwise you will not be expected
in the dining room for that meal.
After Thanksgiving classes will
resume Monday at 9 a.m. 8 a.m.
class will meet at 9 a.m.; the 9 a.m.
classes at 10 a.m., and 10 a.m.
classes at 11 a.m. The remaining
Monday classes will meet at the
Dr. Byers leads a discussion group following "The Parable".
Parabie Offers Symbols
Modernizing Christ Story
“The Parable” is a short alle
gorical movie produced by the Pro
testant Council of New York to be
shown at the World’s Fair. But it
has had much wider effects; it is
now being s h o w n by colleges,
churches and other groups all over
Thanksgiving sign-outs may be
made during office hours in Clewell
on Friday, Saturday, and Monday
until 1 p.m. Any one signing out
after that time will receive one call
down for each day’s delay.
Thanksgiving vacation starts of
ficially at 1 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 24. There will be no as
sembly, and therefore the 12 p.m.
class will meet at 11 a.m. and the
1 p.m. class at 12 a.m. All class
cuts will be counted as double cuts
on Tuesday and Wednesday before
vacation and Monday and Tuesday
If a student leaves the night be
fore the official vacation starts and
cuts class in order to do so she
will be charged with an overnight.
If she is not cutting, she must put
“no cuts” on her sign-out card.
All girls should be out of the
dormitory by 5:30 p.m. on Wednes
day, November 24. If anyone must
leave campus after that time, she
must bring her luggage to Clewell
reception room and wait there until
time for her to leave.
The dormitories will be opened on
Sunday, November 28 by 12 :30 a.m.
If anyone must come back to cam
pus before that time, she must wait
in the Day Student Center until the
dormitories are unlocked at 12:30
The main purpose of the film was
to present the Christ story (curifi-
tion and resurrection) in a different
light, and perhaps to reinterpret its
significance through a parable. Just
as the parables of Jesus utilize
common everyday events, this story
has a contemporary setting—that of
a circus—but both the parables of
the Old Testament and this one
stressed meanings applicable to all
There were many different inter
pretations expressed in the discus
sion groups which followed the film,
but a few main ideas were often
repeated. Christ was portrayed as
the humble suffering servant of
humanity, who though not a part
of mankind, willingly became in
volved in men’s struggles and re
lieved their oppression by taking it
on himself. In illustrating this idea
the man with the water buckets was
compared to the weary laborer, the
Negro in the cage to oppressed
minorities, and the children to the
disciples whose feet Jesus washed.
This role puts a new emphasis on
Christ’s service which, as Reverend
Richard Ottoway pointed out, is
contrary to the concept of the great
teacher which predominates today.
A second important aspect
stressed by James Jordan was
that of the cyclical nature of the
crucifiction and resurrection as
applying to society at all times.
Christ is contiualyy killed by men’s
sins and continually resurrected by
the transformation and dedication
of individual lives. This reinterpre
tation was supported by the fact
that in the end the Indian and
elephants were younger, represent
ing a new generation, and by the
fact that at the end the man in
white W'as unrecognizable, symboliz
ing the assumption of the role by
In keeping with this idea. Dr.
Byer’s group thought that Magnus
the Great represented “Every Man"
as related to the event by his de
sire to manipulate other people’s
lives (the puppets). Although he
did not cast the stone which killed
the clown, he allowed the assination
therefore he was just as re
sponsible as they. The mental an
guish which he suffers leads him to
the realization of his guilt which
causes him to repent and to take
up the Christian crusade in the end.
As Mr. Thompson stated, “The
Parable” \vas unique because of its
many possible interpretations and
was meant, as w'ere Biblical par
ables, not to be technically an
alyzed, but to convey an innate
meaning through an obvious par
allel The details of the production
were intended to produce a more
or less unconscious emotional effect.
The unanimous reaction of the
students was that this movie was
definitely worth the 22 minutes re
quired to view it. For those who
missed it, there wdll be a future
showing at Wake Forest on De
Seniors Work On Follies;
Present On December 8th
By Judy Guillet
Step right up, folks! The Big
Show is about to begin. For a
small price—a mere .50 cents—you
can see the most fantastic, mos'
stupendous show in the world'.
There will be thrills, chills, laughs
and fun for all. Right this way,
folks—get your tickets now!
What’s all the yelling about ?
Why, Senior Follies has come to
town. On December 8 at 8 p.m.
in Hanes Auditorium, the senior
class will present their annual musi
cal-comedy—Senior Follies. Ori
ginal words have been adapted, by
a committee headed by Gretchen
Wampler, to music from nine dif
ferent Broadway plays. The sett
ing and costumes are contemporary.
Although the plot can not be un
veiled. it is guaranteed to provide
lots of action.
Mary Lucy Hudgens and jean
Ann Werner are coordinating the
cast which includes the whole Sen
ior class. Four juniors have been
drafted to help with the technical
aspects. There will also be faculty
participation, but that is a secret.
Individual groups have been in re
hearsal for several weeks, and the
planning for the musical has oc
cupied the whole semester.
The theme is one which will
affect all classes. It is not merely
a recap of the seniors’ four years
at Salem. But what is it ? That
is the vital question
So step right up, folks. The
Seniors will be expecting you and
you can expect . . . ANYTHING!!