randy Aiken wins NCHEA
iffiee. See page 3.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 10, 1967
Scourby to speak on Walt
Whitman. See page 4.
Looting, Sniping Begin Period
Of Racial Unrest In Twin City
A crowd of about fifty Negroes
on the corner of Third and Church
Streets at 5:4S.p.m., Thursday, No
vember 2, burning a trash can and
setting off firecrackers began the
series of sporadic riots, looting,
shooting, and burning that occurred
in downtown Winston-Salem that
evening and on into the week-end.
City officials and police set up
headquarters in City Hall, but as
^he group spread out, trash fires
^nd looting increased and by 10
p.m. a National Guard unit had to
be called in to help local police and
■Highway Patrolmen. Downtown
Hreets were closed off.
■j The rioting was reportedly not
unexpected and was related to the
tension caused by the death of
Negro James Eller. Eller died
October 28 from a head injury in
flicted by policeman W. E. Owens,
October IS. Owens hit him over
the head after Eller struggled with
policemen who were attempting to
arrest him for drunkeness. After
the blow he was apparently unable
to speak and entered a hospital
after having been released on bond.
He was buried Thursday afternoon,
November 2. Murder charges filed
against Owens were dropped Oc
tober 30, but Solicitor Thomas W.
Moore, Jr. has since reopened his
investigation because of “other
Business resumed downtown Fri
day at a normal pace although most
stores and businesses closed early.
Salemites were asked not to go into
the downtown area.
lysses Causes Comments
In Past And Present
® James Joyce’s monumental novel,
‘^lysses, the first copies of which
had to be typed underground in
Paris where they didn’t understand
the language, has been tried in
.'court for obscenity, persistently
Aanned and burned, spat upon and
S Even now, forty-five hetic years
lafter its hetic publication and
^hirty-four years after its exonera-
■■ tion by the Hon. John M. Woolsey
' J^'ho lifted the American ban in
-■1933, James Joyce’s masterpiece is
still sold under the counter in many
* It has emerged, however, all over
the world as a motion picture . . .
■|)erhaps the most candid and adult
’ ever to be filmed.
The screenplay, prepared by
director Joseph Strick and his as-
. sociate, Fred Haines, is literal, un-
.bleached Joyce from beginning to
end, from the trials of Stephen De-
lalus, the misadventures and tri-
imphs of the masochistic hero Leo-
lold Bloom, to the torrentially
fearthy monologue of Molly.
The candor and vision of Joyce’s
'■verbal and visual language has no
precedent either in literature or in
The film will not have a calm
passage. Strick is convinced that
Joyce . . . who opened Dublin’s
first movie theatre but lacked the
money to keep it going . . . had
a deep awareness of cinemato
graphy. Says Strick, “Joyce’s liter
ary style of flashbacks, dream epi
sodes, sound and visual montages
is a form of cinematic shorthand.
“Our chief aim has been to make
sure that the images we present
are fit to share the same room as
the words. We would have no
business doing anything else, and
I have no intention of whitewash
ing any of the important dialogues
of the monologues.
“That’s scandalism. We owed it
to Joyce to do our best.”
Ulysses will run through Novem
ber 15 at the Winston Theatre.
Reprinted from The Guilfordian,
However, “bad reports” caused
Mayor M. C. Benton to impose an
11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. curfew Friday
night which was enforced by two
hundred policemen, ninety highway
patrolmen, and eight hundred Na
tional Guardsmen. The downtown
area was sealed off at 6 p.m. There
were fewer incidents Friday night
and most of these were from small
bands of Negroes roaming the
streets setting small fires and loot
Liquor, wine, and beer sales were
prohibited throughout the week-end
in Forsyth County.
There were relatively few inci
dents Saturday night, but sniping
early in the evening caused Mayor
Benton to announce an 11:30 p.m.
curfew. Curfews both Friday and
Saturday nights put a damper on
many of the Wake Forest Home
Local eating establishments in
cluding the Farmer’s Dairy Bar
were closed early Friday and taxi
service was suspended.
No curfew was called for Sunday
evening, and National Guardsmen
were beginning to be -withdrawn by
Monday as tension within the city
lessened to a considerable degree.
Sources: Winston-Salem Journal
November 3, 4 and 5.
The Order of the Scorpion boosts its membership to twelve with
the induction of seven new members.
Scorpions Add Seven
To Increase Roster
New additions to Salem’s strong,
silent squad of Scorpions are from
the Junior and Senior Classes. The
seven girls will bring the club’s
roster to twelve members.
Three Seniors from North Caro
lina and one from New Jersey were
announced as members in the as
sembly on Friday, November 10.
Martha Eubanks, from Monroe,
Frances Jones from Charlotte, and
Peggy McPherson, from Durham,
Wing'Tsit Chan Presents
Asian Ideas, Philosophy
Seniors wishing to take the
National Teacher’s Exam to be
given February 3, 1968, are re
minded that they must apply
before December 1, 1967. The
ipplications may be picked up
outside Mr. Bray’s office in the
Fine Arts Center.
The speaker for last Friday’s as
sembly was Dr. Wing-Tsit Chan,
authority on Asia, and especially on
Chine.se thought. Dr. Chan, a visit
ing Danforth and Rondthaler lec
turer, is a graduate of Lingman
University, Canton, China, and of
Harvard University. He has re
cently retired from Dartmouth Col
lege and, at present, is a professor
at Columbia University associated
with a program of Chinese philo
sophy, as well as holder of the
Gillespie Chair as professor of
Philosophy at Chatham College. He
spoke informally in several classes
Thursday and lectured Thursday
night in Shirley Recital Hall on
“Dominant Themes of Chinese
In assembly Friday morning Dr.
Pierrettes Present Hedda Qabler,
Perform Transformation To Past
By Tinka Adams
Once again the grease paint is
■ applied, the lights are dimmed, and
[the curtains are raised in the
Drama Workshop of Salem College.
7e are no longer in Winston-
Salem but have traveled back in
.^ime to Norway and the world of
^ '^edda Gabler.
Hedda, played by Joan Vincent,
liSeems to be the dominant force in
“Henrik Ibsen’s play, however, as
l^the scenes roll by, Hedda finds her
self trapped by her inhibitions,
tiarried to a dull George Tessman,
portrayed by James Alton Whitley.
|Hedda struggles to maintain the
position she holds as the elegant
[daughter of General Gabler.
Mr. William Mangum plays the
'’dy Judge Brack who seems to be
Table to see into the actions of all
|those around him.
Cheri Rose, as the gentle inspir-
The Pierrettes present four-night run of Hedda Gabler.
ing Mrs. Elvsted, furnishes a strong
contrast to Hedda’s selfish ambi
tions. , , , r-
Ejlert Lovborg, played by George
Lee Bowermaster, is the man both
women love. Each offers Lovborg
an escape from his wasted life;
Mrs. Elvested to rediscovery of
himself and Hedda to a glorious
death. The hidden conflict of these
two women is well established in
(Continued on page 3)
Chan spoke on “Forces at Work in
Asia,” revealing to his audience the
necessity of understanding Asians
in the Asian policy of the United
States. Although the Asian coun
tries have many things in corru-non:
backward economy, political weak
ness, and subjection to Western ex
ploitation, vast differences occur in
race, religion, language, and social
structures. However, certain for
ces are dominate throughout Asia.
The Asians have not always been
economically poor. Up to the time
of the Opium War of 1842, when
an unfavorable balance of trade de
veloped with British trade of opium
to China for silver, China was a
great exporting nation.
Because, of their poverty,
Chinese interests have been in ma
terial needs, such as the “bowl of
rice” Chiang Kai Shek promised
but never fulfilled. The land re
form the Communists have con
stantly advocated is the base of
economic stability. Land ownership
is security. After this problem is
solved, communication of economics
can begin on a socialistic basis.
Socialism must be the basis of eco
nomy because Asian countries
haven’t enough working capital.
Adverse to borrowing money, the
Asians desire to maintain their
identity through solving their own
Asians are very nationalistic and
independent peoples. If the need
arises for aid, they wish no political
strings to be attached. Although
American service men try to cor
rectly influence Asians, they are
always against this distinct na
tionalism. The United States must
respect the sense of nationalism be
fore its policy can succeed in Asia.
One source of the success of de
mocracy over Communism lies in a
new Western businessmen’s policy.
More and more, western businesses
are separating from their national
political machinery when they es-
(Continued on page 3)
were heartily welcomed to the
Order, as was Connie Sorenson,
who is from Metuchen, New Jersey.
Virginia and North Carolina were
represented in the Order by three
members of the Junior Class. Sara
Hunt represents Chatham, Vir
ginia. Candy Stell from High
Point, and Sue Wooten from Kins
ton, complete the Order’s list this
These seven girls will join past
members: Kathie Carpenter, Chris
Conner, Mary Alice DeLuca, Mari
lyn Lowry, and Linda Moore in the
honorary group made up of Salem
ites from the Junior and Senior
classes. They will work together
“with no desire for reward or
recognition” on “vital projects
which may be small, intangible, and
unknown.” Dean Ivy M. Hixson
serves as the Order of the Scor
By June Wade
Salem College was privileged to
host the renown French literary
cabaret troupe, Paris Rive Gauche
Tuesday, November 7 in Hanes
Auditorium. The troupe, composed
of Beatrice Arnac, Jacques Mar-
chais, Paul Villaz, and Bernard
Haller, presented a delightful per
formance in which they sang selec
tions from French folklore to the
latest songs of Paris today.
The entire first half of the con
cert was devoted to the sounds of
Paris in the 1890’s. With comical
and gay songs the singers illustra
ted adequately the spirit of La
Belle Epoque and entertained the
audience with La Romance Subjon-
tive by Jacques and Bernard, Mon
Homme by Beatrice and Les Tics
by Bernard in which he displayed
his superb verbal agility.
In the second half, each member
of the troupe presented a recital.
Jacques with his guitar and folk
singer approach and Beatrice with
her excellent taste and talent, sang
the words of such poems as Aragon
and Baudelaire. Paul and Bernard
each performed their own material
and provided the show with a bit
of hilarity. One of Paul’s songs
was J’ai perdu mes lunettes in
which he described a man who lost
his glasses and was helpless with
out them. Bernard captivated his
audience with L’examen and The
Dummy, a pantomime of a store
mannequin. There is no doubt that
Paris Rive Gauche presented Salem
with a brilliant performance.