PacK* Four TH£ PMU SAL^MIT^ Monday, November 13 Elephants and Butterflies is a weekly column that answers your questions about sex in an open, honest manner. It is a new and ptopular approach to solving the problems of human sexuali ty- The column is written by Lana Starnes, a UNC student, and Dr. Takey Crist, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at N.C. Memorial Hospital. Question; Could you please tell me the reason for the muc ous discharge wiiich occurs in the middle of the menstrual cy cle? - Signed, Sue. Dear Sue: The increase in mucuous discharge during the middle of the menstmal cycle probably represents the increase in estrogen and progesterone se cretions (hormones of the ovary'). It represents the body's response in anticipation to ov'u- lation in preparing the vagina and cervLX to better enable the sperm to travel from the vaginal canal up the uterine cavity into the Fallopina tube and fertilize the egg. Question: Can venereal disease be spread by cunnilingus and fellatio? .\re gonorrhea and sy philis detected by the same blood test? HTiat are the first symptoms of syphilis and gon orrhea? Signed, G.B. Dear G.B.: Yes, venereal dis ease can be spread by cunniling us and fellatio. No. Syphilis is detected by a blood test, while gonorrhea is detected by a smear and'or culture. The first sign of sy philis is a small, firm painless sore (chancre) which will appear at the site of infection, usually about two weeks after e.xposure. The sore will disappear without treatment. The first sign of gon orrhea may appear two days to two w-eeks after exposure. A man may notice a burning sen sation on urination, coupled with white discharge. Inflamma tion may occur for awhile and then go away. In a woman gon orrhea may go totally undected. Twenty-five to 30 percent of fe males are asymptomatic carriers of gonorrhea. Question; Why is an episio- tomy necessarily performed on a i/? - woman during pregnancy.' Signed, Ann. Dear Ann: An episiotomy, the incision made between the vagina and the rectum at de liverary, is performed to protect tissues from tearing or over stretching. Without an episioto my, the tissues may be torn and unless repaired may not return to normal. By performing an episiotomy, the baby can pass through the birth canal without overstretch ing or tearing the vagina. After delivery the muscles are stitched back together. Also an episioto my may make for an easier de livery. (Questions should be ad dressed to Lana Starries and Dr. Takey Crist, in care of The Daily Tar Heel, Student Union, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514.) COPYRIGHT (C) 1972 by Lana Starnes and Dr. Takey Crist. All rights reserved. Saiemlies Come Home by Lisa .-^ntonelli in collaboration with Bettv Blaine Perry Perhaps amid comings and goings students have noticed three bright young faces in the Salem admissions office and wondered who they are. Official ls. these girls are Mary Scott Best. .Assistant Director of .Ad missions. .Annie McLeod. .Ad missions Counselor, and Joyce McLain wtio refers to herself as the "Salem roadmnner." Mary Scott Best, originally from Goldsboro. N.C.. received her B..A. in history from Salem College and went to the Univer sity of North Carolina to do gra duate study in Guidance and personnel. Upon receiving her Masters from UNC. Mary at tempted to find a job and. as iie say s, fate is what led her to Salem again. During a visit to Salem totally unrelated to her K>b hunt. Ms. Best was informed of a job opening in the .Admis sions Office where she now is .As sistant Director of .Admissions. .At this time, she spends her days corresponding with applicants. conducting personal interviews, going over applicants’ records and personal references, and making certain that all incoming students fulfill Salem’s high stan dards. Joyce McLain actually is an .Admissions Counselor, but her nickname of "roadmnner” is apropo because of her scheduled months of travehng this winter. She w'ill speak in high schools in the Southern and mideastern United States, which includes a lot of territory' and a lot of peo ple. Miss McLain is from Kings port Tennessee and graduated from Salem with a double major in .Art History and Latin. She has an older sister living in Cah- fomia and two younger brothers, one of whom is studying at Wake Forest. Like Ms. Best. Ms. -McLain is happy to be back at Salem. She offers a few words of ad\ice to those still enrolled at College: "Love the college while you've got it because you can't cut work like you can cut classes." .Annie McLeod, also an .Ad missions Counselor, hails from W'mnsboro. S.C. .Another Salem Once again settled at Salem, the .Ms.’ Best, McLain, and McLeod make daily contribu tions to the community by re- cmiting girls who will keep Sa lem the unique place that it is. We are glad to see them back, and are grateful for their w'orth- while contribution to our en- sironment continuity. Ms. Susan Mauger, Salem's new P.E. instmctor, clowns for the photographer. Ms. Mauge r Plays Games graduate, she received her B.A. in English and History in 1970. Ms. McLeod was most impressed by the changes at Salem in three diort years. Although several of the social and academic revisions were initiated by her own class, Annie cannot help her repulsion at seeing bare feet on campus. She says that the job as Ad missions Counselor “fell into my lap.” After teaching school in Raleigh, she worked at a ski resort in Colorado. Open to sug gestions for jobs, she heard about Salem’s need for a new counselor by chance. Later, when she related some of her skiing experiences to Dean John son!, she was told that she might be ot help in the Admissions Office! by Marjorie Richmond and Mary Ann Campbell Susan Mauger is a Physical Education teacher who doesn’t exp>ect perfection. “How can I,” she lau^ingly asked, “when I’m likely to trip over the field hoc key ball myself? ” A bright new face on the Salem campus this fall. Miss Mauger chose the teaching profession because she obviously enjoys it. Her enthusi asm for living and having fun ex-, tends to all phases of Salem and community life. As a graduate of a girls’ school, Winthrop College, in Rockhill, South Carolina, Miss Mauger is not only aware of spe cial girls’ school traditions such as Founder’s Day, but partici pated in a similar extravaganza at Winthrop called Classes’ Night. “Everyone thinks their class is the best,” she said, “but, my class really was the greatest.” Recalling a particular Classes’ Night when she and the other members of her class dressed up as oysters. Miss Mauger ex pressed enthusiasm for her first Salem Founder’s Day. In the Winston-Salem community, she enjoys singing in the Saint Paul’s Episcopal church choir. Miss Mauger lives in the Sherwood Colony Apartments, and al though she loves dogs, she does n’t feel it’s fair to have pets cooped up inside all day. “I like kittens, but I hate cats. It’s such a shame they have to grow up.” Born in New Jersey, Miss Mauger’s home is now Columbia, South Carolina. “I’m an only child, but I wouldn’t say I was spoiled. I’ve always had to work tor what I wanted.” Miss Mauger kept busy during the course'of Salem Gains Special Girl our interview, knitting a bright pink sweater for her mother’s Christmas present, and had al most completed a white cardi gan for her special fellow. “And, the best part is it fits him,” she interjected excitedly. She also enjoys sewing, mainly because she claims it works her mind try: ing to keep the pattern direc tions straight. A “ME collage” which pet- sonahzes the walls of Miss Mau ger’s office includes the phrase “where there’s a wish there’s a way.” Swimming buffs will be interested in the fact that she considers synchronized swim ming to be her specialty, and sees many opportunities for the expansion of Salem’s swimminj programs, making better use of our present facilities. Miss Mauger comes to Salem from four years of teaching at Griffith Junior High School in Winston-Salem where she was active as cheerleader sponsor. Her four years of teachiiij were divided by a one year inter im in which she worked toward a master’s degree in Physical Ed ucation at W'ake Forest Universi ty. When questioned about difference in teaching junior high school and college students, she said the thing she misses mostat Salem is the interaction with her students. ‘T know'that mud of the talking takes place in the dorms, and I e.xpect, eventually, girls will begin to drop by luy office more and more; however, 1 miss being able to talk to stu dents and help them cope will their problems.” Miss Mauger in two words, can be described as a lady of involvement and en thusiasm, eagerly putting both traits to work for Salem. E\a S. Jakobson is a special siudent at Salem who comes to us with as varied and excitirtg a background as any nation’s dip lomats. She is stimulated by t^ people and places she sees arouixl her. which is a quality that inspires others to learn more of eserythir^ too. The following is a brief account of her gy psy life; throughout she manages to infuse the reader with her excite ment toward life and her sense of human identity , rather than allegiance to narrow ing materiaF istic values. bv Eva S. Jakobsen Most of the people at Salem College don’t know that Fm Norxsegian. and wtiy should they? Only my middle name. S . wri;ch 1 shorten to an S for obvious reasons, tells my na tionality. How does a Norwe gian girl end up at Salem Col lege’ I have been asked that question several times and my answer is first of all that Salem is located only 25 miles from my .American home in Yadldn- ville; secondly the people I first met at Salem were very friendly aid helpful. Thirdly. 1 like Old Salem and the surroundinas. I have been asked to write about the countries in which I’ve lived. I w as bom in Norway (and wish, by the way. to thank .AI- hson Towne and Barbara Broth ers who praised .Asolo and all of Norway in the Salemiie) and lived there until 1 was eleven years old. I sjxent the fol lowing eleven years m Denmark where 1 attended high school. Salem College is q-jiie a contrast to the school I attended there. \Ve could not take notes, we had to remember everything, and we were asked any questions spite of that, I loved school. In 1 decided suddenly to see more of the world, and after a short stay in France I came to the United States in 1962. My first impressions of the U.S. were not very favorable. I re member thinking how dirty tlie dries looked and how ugly all the billboards were. (I stUl find bihboards ugly.) I spent a couple of months in Atlanta and about half a year in the Virgin Islands, I have lived in Barranquilla, Colombia in Soutli .America. Colombia is a fascinating coun try. and I have always enjoved hving there. Barranquilla wliich has approximately 800,000 in habitants, is on the Magdalena River, 12 kilometers from where h mns into tlie Caribbean Sea. Wliile living there I have travelled quite a bit; one of the most memorable trips was to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina, where I spent some time in Rio Grande and Ushoraia which is die soutliemmost city in the world. Heading toward tire Paci fic Ocean during tlris trip, I came througli the Beagle Chan nel and then continued along die coasts of Cliile and Pem back to Colombia. Another trip took me to Cuzeo and Machu Picchu, the Tuca mins in Peru. A tew words cannot describe the magniticence of tliese mins. The tliird trip I will mention took me to tlte Faroe Islands located in tlie Atliuitic Ocean, north of die She Hands. The Faroe Islands belong to Derunark, but the ^ guage spoken there is sirnitoj® the Norwegian language; like t * Norwegians the Faroese ^ great pride in their national fumes. Other trips include ® across the U.S. by car to West Coast and back. , I have learned a lot ftoni my visits here and there, me of aU I have a better unders® ing of other peoples than I have no trouble adjusting life in a different country- ing hved for a long time in Denmark, Coloni m U.e U.S., I feel a bit bit Colombian, and a bit j can, wliich often reminds in sometliing I promised W yea.ago...ne«,tcW.« native language. So la kept diat promise J

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