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Salemite Reader Praises
Film "Dead Birds" SymbolkQ
Past Editor Nancy Thomas 'J'ransitory Life Of Humans
Nancy Thomas, retired Salemite
editor, crams for comps. Is there
no rest for the weary?
By Marietta Hardison
Although a French major and art
minor, an outside interest in Eng
lish somehow led Nancy Thomas to
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Cathy Clements participated in
the seminar for all student body
presidents and NSA Co-ordinators.
Florence Pollock, Judy Campbell,
Chairman of the Carolinas-Virginia
region for 1966-67, and Lyn Davis
also attended.
The Salemite office where her se
quential activities culminated in her
being selected Editor-in-Chief for
the year 1966-’67.
In this capacity, Nancy spent
Tuesday and Wednesday nights
frantically organizing the chaos that
goes into producing a paper. A per
fectionist about her work, she would
often burn the midnight oil sitting
in the hall of second floor Strong
going over the galleys or trying to
get her editorials to sound exactly
right. Perhaps the most enjoyable
aspect of her Salemite work was
the Thursday afternoons spent at
the printers. Going there weekly
for over a year, Nancy became good
friends with the printers and soon
her picture, like those of many past
Salemite editors will hang upon
their walls.
In spite of the time spent on The
Salemite, Nancy still managed to
make Dean’s List. When time al
lows, she enjoys knitting, reading,
especially poetry, and going to the
Krispy Kreme for donuts. Although
her plans for the future are still in
definite, Nancy intends to spend the
summer touring Europe.
The readers of The Salemite
would like to thank Nancy for her
superb accomplishments with The
Salemite in giving to us informative
and enjoyable reading from Salem’s
point of view.
By Dot Dicus
“Dead Birds,” a documentary film
of the mountain people of New
Guinea, was recently on campus
through the efforts of Edwin Shew-
make. This ninety-minute color
movie is from the library of the
Piedmont University Center, and is
thus available to any of the mem
ber schools. About thirty people
were present for the first showing
on May 3. The movie is free and
readily available to any group or
organization interested in viewing
According to an ancient legend
of New Guinea, a long time ago
a great battle took place between
a snake and a bird. The prize of
the contest was the fate of man
kind. The snake, who sheds its
skin and thus renews its life (there
fore possessing eternal life, opposed
the bird doomed to a brief, earth-
bound existence. As the sun rises
over the mountains, the camera fol
lows a bird in flight over the scat
tered mountain villages. Then, as
the bird lights in a tree, the camera
dives to the level of man and intro
duces the audience to the natives
as they begin their day.
Children tend pigs; women work
in the fields; and men stand watch
in towers to guard against the
enemy. Armed only with spears
Music Majors To Give
- College Life - Required Senior Recital
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ted States. Groups have recently
been organized on the campuses of
Carolina and Duke with sessions
held weekly in various fraternity
and sorority houses. These sessions
are similar to Young Life and are
sponsored by Campus Crusade for
Student leaders of College Life on
their own campuses organized and
directed this program for Salemites.
Doug Holiday from Carolina and
Charlie Van Wagoner from Wake
Forest loosened-up the group in the
beginning with humor and singing.
Charlie 'V'an Wagoner then took
over the floor to briefly present
some more serious thoughts and
comments on “what’s happening”
on campuses around the country.
Spearhead of the College Life meet
ings now held at Carolina, junior
Susan Alexander was introduced
and spoke briefly, defining the
meeting as one for the introductory
purpose of interesting Salem stu
dents in beginning their own ses
sions of College Life, too. Toby
Blaylock, another student leader
from Carolina added a concluding
message and closing prayer to the
Two Salem seniors will present
their Senior Recitals this weekend
as part of their graduation require
ments for the Bachelor of Music
Vicky Burn will present her Sen
ior Recital Friday, May 12 at 8:15
p.m. in Shirley Recital Hall. Her
selections include Partita in A
minor by Bach, Sonata 1 by Hinde
mith, Haydn’s Sonata No. 50 in D
major, Saudades do Brazil by Mil
haud and Ballade in G minor by
Chopin. There will be a reception
in the foyer of the Fine Arts Cen
ter after the recital.
Senior Peggy Epes will have her
Senior Recital at four o’clock Sun
day afternoon. May 14, in Shirley
Recital Hall. She will play Cha
conne in E minor by Buxtehude,
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and bows with barbed arrows, the
men of the village wage almost-
weekly war against the men of the
village across the valley. It is the
belief of the people that there is in
each man a center of spirit or life.
If a man is killed, then his spirit
is not at rest, and his ghost is not
appeased, until another life has been
taken in his name. In the words
of the movie, “They kill to ease
their souls. . . .” Therefore, the
lives of these simple people are
ruled entirely by spirits or ghosts
of the dead. They pay tribute to
and honor the deceased much in the
manner of Oriental ancestor wor
Throughout this movie these peo
ple are portrayed exactly as they
are, performing the tasks which are
so familiar to them. The expedi
tion which made this film is the one
on which Michael Rockefeller met
his death, and Mr. Rockefeller does
some of the narration.
The bird, which is the symbol of
the transitory life which man
lead, finally leaves his perch
flies away from the scene of trap
ped ignorance which is the h ' |
land of these men. However?!
bird cannot truly have a fate'a I
that of man. For man knows hj 'l
war, and even his own evenul
death—unlike the innocent birds '
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there has also been activity in ard.I
ery. The archery tournament begj
last Friday and ended the 12|J
Participants shot three rounds, o*l
each from the 20, 30, and 40
line. They could shoot any nurtiiil
of times, and turn in their bej
scores. The tourney was culminatJ
in a stunt day held Thursday, Mafl
11, on the archery range, SiicJ
stunts as shooting at a moving tar-l
get, shooting at balloons, and J
speed and accuracy contest hijl
lighted the afternoon.
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by Messiaen, three preludes on Ode
Southern Hymns by Gardner Read,
O Lamm Gottes, Unschuldig by
Bach, and Prelude in Fuge, D
major, by Bach.
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Florida; and William Mangum,
Notre Dame.
Also planning to do continued
graduate work are John W. Bur
rows, Dr. Mary Homrighous, Har
vard University; Robert L. Wendt,
Emory llniversity; Stephen Nolgh-
ren, UNC-CH; John S. Mueller,
Boston University.
Travel plans are in store for Miss
Margaret Simpson, who will go to
Europe; Dr. Lucy Austin, who will
go to Africa; and A. T. Curlee who
will be traveling west in a trailer.
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students who are classified as “bril
liant” or “retarded.” Much of to
day’s education in public schools is
geared to needs of students who are
neither brilliant nor retarded. And
we have in North Carolina quite a
number of colleges and technical
institutes that take justifiable pride
in the service they offer to the
“average” boy or girl. May their
tribe increase. But we debase the
meaning of university if we develop
an institution for “the education of
the little man, the average man, not
for the Phi Beta Kappa or the
Ph.D.” and then call that institution
a university.
A university worthy of the name
is a center of learning where there
are excellent facilities not only for
teaching but also for research;
where high standards of learning
are set for undergraduates who are
capable of rising above mediocrity-
in intellectual pursuits; where there
are graduate and professional
schools offering students advanced
degrees that signify achievement of
excellence in a chosen field of
study; where there is emphasise
development of men and womil
with uncommon potential, whostl
above-average ability marks thaj
for leadership in the universe d|
human experience.
If Eastern North Carolina fcl
serves a university—and manyolisl
think that it does—Eastern Norllil
Carolina deserves the real thing. 1
deserves the contacts with snperi«|
minds; the high standards of lean'[
ing set for students; the civilmijj
influences that expose our ptt'f
judices and explode the folk b
that often misguide our attitiJel
and actions; the persistent deraaiiJ|
for excellence that refuses to (
promise with mediocrity; and ail
the exposures to elevated intclitt'l
tual and cultural experience I
tionally associated with a geniintl
university. These things we siitelil
need in Eastern Carolina, but
will not get them by developing!
institution simply to meet edm-l
tional requirements of the “averajij
man” and calling it a university.
—Smithfield Herald
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