Friday, May 8, 1975
"The noble art of losing face
May someday save the human race.
Proves Great Success
By Evie Yancy
There was an overall air of ap
proval and enjoyment of the
Dansalems concert held April 30th.
The concert consisted of numbers
choreographed by Miss Rufty, sev
eral students, and Jennifer Lowe
from The I.Tniversity of North Caro
lina at Greensboro.
The first number, entitled “Swing
Man” with music by Bernstein, was
choreographed by Miss Rufty and
danced by several members of the
group. One viewer said, “Miss
Rufty showed variety in the cho
reography as well as talent in the
presentation.” The number had
swing music with a modern touch.
Patti Hay's dance to poetry was
quite a contrast to the first num
ber. Her movements were expres
sive of the mood of the poetry.
The translation in the program was
a definite help. Penny Mitchell’s
performance was very imaginative.
She had a free style, yet was very
professional in her dance. The
music was actually taped sounds
and her movements allowed the
audience to correlate the music and
the dance and let the imagination
“Street Walkers,” which was cho
reographed by Nancy Vick and had
drum accompaniment, was highly
praised. “Nancy Vick did an ex
cellent job in choreography. The
dance had quick snappy movements
artistically enhanced by expressive
hand and leg gestures.” Susan Hea
ton showed her body control and
ability in her performance to music
by Mimaroglu. The title was “Pres
sure” and the audience felt that
pressure both through the music
medium and Susan’s interpretation
in the dance. There was a precise
ness and a feeling of tension and
In contrast, Mary Sue Morgan’s
dance had an air of lightness and
grace which suited her number
titled “The Flamingo,” by Mattola.
“A refreshing break from the seri
ousness of the electronic music..’’
Mary Wong gave a very dramatic
performance in “The Wounded.”
She made the audience feel the kind
of horror of war or oppression.
She was able to convey a serious
experience to each person in the
The program ended with the
lighter number, “Handout,” by
Perry Kingsley. The audience
needed the lighter futuristic im
pression shown. The number, given
previously in the April Arts Festi
val, was very professional looking
and had the element of humor.
“The audience as well as the per
formers seemed to enjoy the last
Dear Salem Students,
1 hope I speak for everyone in
expressing my disgust and dispair
toward the situation in our country
today, and especially in President
Nixon’s recent decision to send
troops into Cambodia. This may.be
a sensible military tactic but it
nevertheless opposes everything we
have been led to believe concerning
the de-escalation of the war.
I would like to urge each and
every student to write at least one
letter to her Congressman, state
Senator, or even to President Nixon
himself demanding some answers as
to just what in the hell is going on.
If you are not satisfied by the an
swers Nixon is giving concerning
the war and feel that this senseless
slaughter should not go on, or if
you don’t like the way other things
in this country are being handled,
make these opinions known. Don’t
be afraid to make accusations if you
feel they are justified. Don’t be
afraid to admit your confusion;
fighting for peace is a confusing
paradox in itself.
This nation is sick, and we are
guilty of the sickness for tolerating
it. We must demand some answers,
and at least show someone in
authority that we care. Perhaps
this will make only a small dent—
if any dent at all—in the mess the
United States is in, but we can be
fairly certain that hundreds of let
ters, fifteen letters in fifteen days
from the same individual cannot be
totally ignored. It is the one thing
tht we all can do. I urge you to
show someone that you care.
This week The Salemite at
tempted to get a general opinion
of Departmental Assemblies, whe
ther good, bad, inconvenient, poorly
run, etc. Unfortunately the people
indifferent to the Assemblies were
unable to comment since they ad
mitted they do not attend them.
The supporters of Departmental
Assemblies find time in their sche
dules to hear the speakers and see
films about unusual places and
things; it is from these ranks that
The Salemite compiled a list of
answers to the question, “What do
YOU think of Departmental As
Hamilton Dabbs: The depart-
mentals are a vast improvement in
the Assembly programs because the
subjects are more related to the
various areas we’re concerned with.
I would like to see these Assemblies
continued and expanded.
Sarah Dorrier: I have been to
most of the departmental periods.
I think they’re good because they
give people a chance to go to the
department they’re interested in.
This way, science majors don’t have
to hear all about Yeats unless they
want to. They expose people to a
wider range of topics than normal
Dencie Reynolds: The depart-
mentals are worthwhile. It’s a nice
change to decide whether or not to
go to Assembly, and then to have
a choice. The only shame is hav
ing a hard time deciding which of
a lot of good ones to go to.
Peggy Melvin: By having the
choice of what you want to go see
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and hear, I think you benefit more,
because you’re interested in what
ever you’re seeing.
Tudie Brooks:: I like the various
films more than speakers in gen
eral. I like the Departmental As
semblies simply because you have a
choice—I think Assemblies should
be up to the individual.
Laura Grumpier: I think they’re
great! Every time. I’ve found my
self trying to decide w'hich one to
attend. They have been interesting
and ought to be continued.
Carol Hewitt: I especially like the
fact that most of them are well
publicized, so we know what’s com
ing up; also, they allow specializa
tions. Sometimes there are too
many good ones and it’s hard to
decide. I feel that departmental
are one of the better aspects of
college life. I would suggest some
varying of the times so that more
of them could be taken advantage
Carole Price: I like ’em! I’ve
really enjoyed them this year. I
don’t have much choice in my reg
ular cirriculum so I’ve taken ad
vantage of the opportunity to visit
other departments I otherwise
would not have been interested in.
Departmental Assemblies give peo
ple freedom; therefore they con
tribute to a more intellectual atmos
Wendy Yeats: Although my own
major departments have had very
few Assemblies, I have enjoyed go
ing to other departments’. I would
like to see even more dates set
aside for Departmental Assemblies.
In answer to Dr. White’s letter
in the Salemite-Incunabula edition:
My reaction to the opening para
graph is one of indignation at . hav
ing been indirectly accused of act
ing irresponsibly. It is true that I
did not know the facts about “the
Kunen controversy,” and I admitted
that in my letter of April 24. I
couldn’t find them until after the
deadline for publication that week,
so rather than be silent, I said what
I knew while the issue was hot—
namely, that Dr. White was being
blamed for what was not neces
sarily true. I intended not to criti
cize Dr. White but to evoke a re-
sponse from him which would cleat
assumptions, and I am pleased tha
the response came and that assump
tions were wrong. The only bone
I have to pick about Kunen is tha
after it was obvious that so many
of the students were in the library
to stay, Hanes should have been
opened to them.
I apologize to Dr. White and any
others who have read my letter as
he did for my seeming lack of re
Letters Do Count
This Wednesday many Salem students rallied at the flagpole to parti
cipate in what Dr. James Edwards termed “the minimum responsible
actions for citizens”—discussing the issues and writing elected officials.
Most letters from Salem have disapproved of present U. S. policies in
Southeast Asia. College Press Service has noted that organizations such
as the American Legion and Young Americans for Freedom are currently
making major efforts to rally support for Nixon. Since the press prints
tallys of telegrams and phone calls, these organizations are urging their
members to call or wire both the White House and their congressmen.
It is evident, then, that writing letters is important in order to make
your opinion known. If you have not written your elected officials, The
Salemite staff urge all students to write ! If you have written, write again,
The forms for writing the President and congressmen are printed below.
President Richard M. Nixon
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. President,
The Honorable . . .
House Office Building
Washington, D. C.
Honorable or Senator .
Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C.
WASHINGTON (CPS) The National University Strike called by
numerous groups has spread to a huge number of Universities across the
The National Student Association, The Student Mobilization Committee,
® committee convened at the New Haven rally for Bobby Seale and
^e New Haven Nine, and remnants of the disbanded Vietnam Moratorium
Committee have all joined in the call for the strike.
Charles Palmer, NSA President, called for strikes across the country
invasion of Cambodia. He called for the strike after contacting
over 200 student body presidents. The overwhelming majority, said Pal
mer, were outraged by the escalation of the war and supported action
Issues in the various strikes vary from campus to campus, with Cam-'
bodia the prime concern. But ROTC and campus complicity with the
military, the r^ression of the Black Panther Party, and the possible im
peachment of President Nixon are all being raised at various campuses.
Many strikes are being directed, as Palmer put it, “not against the Uni-
the^P^es*d^\^^ ^University community against the actions of
ions NOTES NOTES
The Classics Department will
have Mrs. Lawrence Richardson,
Jr. for the Mav Departmental As
sembly. Mrs. Richardson is a Pro
fessor of Classics at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
and her husband is Professor of
Classics at Duke.
Mrs. Richardson is highly quali
fied in the field of Etruscology, and
IS regarded by many as one of the
nation’s leading Etruscologists. Her
topic will be “Etruscan Haruspicy
and Kindred Subjects” or “How
One Becomes Acquainted with the
Will of the Fates.”
Faculty and students are invited
to hear Mrs. Richardson at 11 a-nti
Friday, May IS, in room 190 of tbe
Fine Arts Center.
The faculty will hold a special
dinner meeting Tuesday, May
They will receive the results of tbe
Curriculum Committee’s study ®
the 4-1-4 proposal.
The Library will be open o”
Saturday evenings May 23rd and
30th from 6:30-10:10 p.m.