By Nancy Hunter
The North Carolina School of the
Arts will present Gaetano Doni
zetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore
(“Elixir of Love”), November 20.
The opera is a mixture of love,
war and a “magic” potion. Nama-
rino, a shy lover, is taken in by a
quack and buys an elixir of love.
While flirting with all the village
girls, he drives the real object of
his love, Adina, to accept the pro
posal of another man. The opera
will be held in the Main Auditorium
of the North Carolina School of
the Arts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are
The Winston-Salem Symphony
and the Singers’ Guild of Forsyth
County will present a joint concert
November 21. The program will
feature Stravinsky’s Symphony of
Psalms and Boito’s Pro'ogue to Me-
fistofele. Assisting the orchestra
will be Miss Nancy Wurtele, Salem
piano faculty and Miss Patricia
Barnes, Salem student. The Sym
phony is under the direction of Mr.
John luele. The program begins at
8:15 pm. at Reynolds Auditorium.
Multiple punch may be used. ^
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
“Elixir of Love” by G. Donizetti
8:15 p.m.. Main Auditorium,
N. C. School of the Arts
Winston-Salem Symphony and
8:15 p.m., Reynolds Auditorium
Wake Forest Artist Series
Paris Chamber Orchestra
8:15 p.m.. Wait Chapel
8:15 p.m.. Main Auditorium
N. C. School of the Arts
Wake Forest Film Series:
De Tamble Auditorium, Tribble
Nov. 20—3, 7, and 9 p.m.
Admission : SOc.
Nov. 21—2 and 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22—8:30 p.m.
You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man
Nov. 23—8:30 p.m.
The Lady Eve
Nov. 24—8 p.m.
Laughter in the Dark
Dec. 2—3 p.m.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Dec. 4—3, 7, and 9 p.m.
Dec. 5—7:30 p.m.
John and Mary
(Dustin Hoffman & Mia Farrow)
IRC Keeps Interest
Beyond The Square
International Relations Club held
its first current events session
Thursday, November 12 at 5:30 in
the Student Center, with a large
enthusiastic group present. To
begin the discussion, Marilu Pitt
man commented on the recent elec
tions. The discussion was informal
and anyone was free to add opin
ions or raise questions. It was de
cided to change the time to 5:15
instead of 5:30 to allow more time
IRC has begun these sessions be
cause so many students never seem
to have time to read the news
paper or to watch “Walter” on the
news as often as they should.
These discussions are one way of
at least being familiar with what
is going on.
IRC doesn’t want just its mem
bers to lead the discussion—any
body can volunteer. It’s not hard
and you don’t have to have any
IRC is grateful to all those who
have supported the discussions, and
hopes to see an even bigger crowd
at the next discussion.
The State Department in Wash
ington is sending a representative
to Salem College campus on Dec.
1st. The representative is being
sent to answer any questions that
students may have concerning U. S.
Mr. Bob Boettcher, the repre
sentative, has an MA degree from
Georgetown University and has
worked with the American consular
service in Japan and with the Me
kong Delta Pacification program.
He is currently working with the
Bureau of International Affairs in
Washington. Mr. Boettcher speaks
Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese.
All students are urged to come
and talk to Mr. Boettcher. His
schedule will be announced shortly.
Salem College has been invited
to attend the Model United Nations
meeting in New York April 28
through May 2. This conference
is open to all Salem students who
are interested. The conference is
attended by 1200 students from all
over the nation. Each schools rep
resents a country in the UN and
the resolutions and problems that
are presented are originated by the
If you are interested in attending
this conference and want more de
tails as to the cost and procedures
please come to a meeting on De
cember 7 in the Student Center at
5 p.m. Slides will be shown, and
those who have been before will
tell you about their past experi
ences. You don’t have to be an
expert on UN affairs to go, so if
you have the slightest interest, IRC
will be glad to see you.
Support The Help Fund -
By Anna Moore Butzner
and Gail Wood
Who keeps your room cozy and
warm in the winter ?
Who keeps the snow off the side
Who cleans up the rec rooms ?
Who has breakfast ready for you
before your eight o’clock class?
None other than the employees
of Salem College.
The Annual Christmas Help Fund
is the way you can show your
appreciation to those people who
add so much to your life at Salem.
Get in the-Christmas spirit now, for
isn’t Christmas giving as well as
This year we have set a goal of
$1,000 to be collected from students
and faculty. The money is distri
buted among Salem’s employees on
the basis of years of service. Last
year the response was good. This
year we hope to surpass last year’s
amount. In order to reach our goal
of $1,000 we are asking you to give
$1.00 before Thanksgiving and $.50
before December 15. This amount
of $1.50 per student might mean
giving up one meal at the F.D,
waiting for the T. V. version of
“On A Clear Day”, wearing knee
socks instead of buying a new pair
of hose, or skipping one visit to
the T. O. G. What a small sacri
fice for such a deserving cause.
Why not give today 1 (Don’t make
your Hall President have to knock
on your door.)
Volume LII Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 20, 1970 Number 13
Faculty - Student Lunch Discussion
Yields Ideas For January Courses
Mr. Thompson observed that
many students feel some depart
ments are offering courses specifi
cally designed for a major in that de
partment. Student emphasis seemed
to be in the general course rather
than an in-depth study, especially
in math, and in the sciences. Oppor
tunities for independent study were
stressed — for example, is anyone
interested in putting together a
slide show on religious art for Mr.
Students indicated a desire for a
seminar-type structuring of on-
cpunpus programs. Down with the
lecture syndrome, and up with small
classes and lots of discussion 1
Special mention was made of field
trips as a means of adding a little
spice to on-campus offerings.
A quickie survey of the student
members of the January Program
Committee showed that the student
body is thinking about and react
ing to the idea of the new calendar
and program. Laura Huddleston
feels that the juniors are excited
about 4-1-4, especially off-campus
projects, but they are also hoping
for innovations in on-campus
courses. According to Dianne Hart-
sell, the sophomores are looking
forward to January courses, but are
somew'hat uncertain as to exactly
what w’ill be expected of them. She
emphasized again the desire for
creative courses on a practical level.
Betsy Hester admits the freshmen
are as yet confused about 4-1-4 in
There is definitely a campus-wide
concern to know more specific de
tails. As one sophomore com
mented, “Contrary to popular be
lief, the January Program is alive
and living—at least on the commit
The January Program Committee
recognizes the concern and hopes
to come up with the answers very
soon. Watch The Salemite for fur
ther progress reports from the
January Program Committee!
Students discuss January Programs with Dean Ivy Hixson at
lunch November 4.
By Sarah Dorrier
One professor plus nine students
(thoroughly mixed with shrimp cre
ole and brownies) equals a January
Planning the January Term of
4-1-4 is, the January Program Com
mittee is discovering, not a simple
task, but Salem’s students and
faculty members made a tremen
dous contribution at the lunch dis
cussions on November 4, 1970. In
fact, Mr. Wendt’s table was so in
volved that they stayed through
At the invitation of the January
Program Committee, the faculty ate
lunch in the Refectory to participate
in an exchange of ideas on an in
formal level. Reactions were over
whelmingly favorable. (Hopefully,
this effective means of communi
cation about 4-1-4 will be con
Prior to the luncheon students
had been given a list of tentative
courses to be offered by each de
partment, and each table was given
a sheet with several topics for dis
cussion. The professors took notes,
and from these, the January Pro
gram Committee drew some in
teresting and valuable conclusions.
Areas of discussion included such
things as ways of structuring on-
campus programs, problems of off-
campus work, as w'eil as evaluation
of the courses listed on the sheets.
Students came through not only
with astute criticism but also good
suggestions for possible programs.
In studying the courses suggested,
the committee stumbled upon an
enlightening fact — students seem
intensely interested in, as Mr. San
ders put it, “technical courses as
opposed to purely academic work.”
For instance, there was a demand
for a photography course as well as
courses in other such diverse areas
as stocks and bonds, gourmet cook
ing, computer technology, and busi
ness law. Students also expressed
a desire for courses connected with
Old Salem, learning colonial skills,
studying at MESDA (Museum of
Early Southern Decorative Arts),
learning and studying Moravian
music and history.