North Carolina Newspapers

    Page Four
Monday, February 12, 1973
Bocky Ronson Soys I Took Advontoges
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Rebecca Ranson, senior at
Salem, knows how to mix a
good drink. And she enjoys
meeting people who can’t speak
English. Becky spent seven and
one-half months in Europe stu
dying at Asolo and working as a
bartender in Zurich, Switzerland.
She originally went to Italy to
study at Salem’s Asolo program.
After the summer school ended
in August, Becky decided to stay
in Europe. She wanted to travel
alone and make some money.
She got a job in the Moven-
pick Dreikonighaus restaurant
through Lisa Godwin, who
worked there two summers.
While working at the restaurant
Becky became a proficient bar
tender and learned that Euro
pean men treat women with re
spect even when intoxicated.
Becky is an advocate of wom
en’s liberation. But she learned
that the movement is considered
a joke among European men and
women. In Europe she found
that there are definite advantages
to being a woman.
“It goes against the philoso
phy of women’s liberation but
it was mostly an advantage to be
a girl. I got rides when I thumbed
because I was a girl. I got a lot of
free meals and drinks that I
wouldn’t have gotten if I were
a guy. And if I got lost or some
thing, people went out of their
way to take care of me.”
“Everyone was sort of pro
tective because I was a girl and
I was traveling alone. The few
times I did travel with another
girl I got a lot more hassle. I
have to admit I enjoyed taking
advantage of the situation be
cause being' a women has been
a hindrance in the past.”
Becky felt she was really lib
erated for the first time when
she was in Europe. During her
seven month stay she changed a
lot of her ideas about the United
States and her own goals.
“In Switzerland there were
many different nationalities and
everyone was very nationalistic
about their own country. I real
ly was ashamed of myself be
cause I wanted to be proud of
America but I really hadn’t been
trained in that kind of environ
“People in America are very
proud of their state or their
city, but the country is too big
to have tons of feeling about
the landscape or the language.
We’ve had so many nationalities
fed into the country and it is so
diverse that one can’t get ‘that
nationalistic pride that people
have in Europe.”
Becky said she tried to de-
velope pride in America while
she was in Europe. She was suc
ceeding until the United States
resumed the bombing of Viet
“Then I couldn’t stand it. It
was so hard to be an American.
I was in Denmark when that hap
pened and everyone who had
been friendly to Americans sud
denly began questioning our
country. That’s all they could
talk about,” she said.
Becky thinks that her extend
ed visit helped her direct her
self toward some goals. She said
that most of the students she
met in Europe were of the work
ing class. They were studying to
be in a trade.
“Liberal arts doesn’t seem to
be the thing over there. They
all have a trade in mind from the
time they are about 14. They
really work toward that goal.
They seem to be more practical
and not as idealized as Ameri
can students.”
Becky has made some inter
esting observations about Euro
pean men. She has categorized
them by countries. Italian men,
she says, are just like their wolf
stereotype. English men are very
similar to Americans but they
have a fascinating accent.
Greeks, according to Becky,
treated her better than any other
men. She said that they are ro
mantic and gallant.
Becky said that she did not
see many local women in Greece
and Spain. The religious feelings
and family feelings are so deep
that they do not let the women
out of the homes alone, she said.
by Lana Starnes
Dr. Takey Crist
Question: I need to know if
tubal ligation has side effects or
complications. Do you recom
mend vasectomy or tubal liga
tion? What is cheaper? ~ Signed
Dear Mother: The choice of
the operation whether it be done
in the male or the female should
be left entirely up to the couple.
The physician should be an ad
visory, but the final decision as
to who should have the opera
tion is the couple’s responsibili
As to the side effects or com
plications from a tubal ligation,
that all depends on the method
used, the type of anathesia used,
the age of the patient, the num
ber of pregnancies she may have
had and what kind of care she
will receive.
The vasectomy is a much
cheaper operation, particularly
if it is done on an outpatient
Question: While taking the
pill, is sexual intercourse safe
for the whole 28 days, or only
for the 21 days on the pill? Also,
is it abnormal for my periods to
be scantier while on the pill? -
Signed, Wondering.
Dear Wondering: If the pHl is
taken correctly you are safe the
entire 28 days of the cycle. In
tercourse may be a little messy
during the seven days since you
will normally be having your
period, but it is safe.
It is perfectly normal for your
periods to become “scantier”
while on the pill. You may not
even have a period after being
on the pill for three or four
months. And there is some evi
dence that menstrual cramps im
Question: I heard you speak
about two years ago, and I seem
to remember you saying that
douching is not necessary. I am
married now and I would like to
know if this is true and why. If
douching is necessary, what me
thod do you most recommend?
Also, how effective are Nor-
forms? - Signed, Interested.
Dear Interested: Douching is
not necessary because it is felt
that in most cases it will alter the
normal acidity in the protective
environment of the vagina., and
thus may eventually encourage
infection. However, most wom
en want to douche right after a
menstrual period, and most doc
tors will recommend an occas
sional douche with a mild vine
gar and water solution - usually
one to two tablespoons of white
distilled vinegar to a quart of
warm water.
We feel that the commercial
ly prepared solutions are not
necessary and the most they do
is sensitize the sensitive vaginal
mucousa. We are not aware of
any studies that have compared
Norform to douching with vine
gar and water.
(Questions should be ad
dressed to Lana Stariies and Dr.
Takey Crist, in care of The Daily
Tar Hed, Student Union, Chapel
Hill, N.C. 27514.)
COPYRIGHT (C) 1972 by
Lana Starnes and Dr. Takey
Crist. M rights reserved.
Asolo Summer Program
Is Diverse This Year
Journal Reporters to Speak
At Salem Journalism Clinic
The Salemite will sponsor a journalism clinic with the Winston-
Salem Journal and Sentinel Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, March
8. The clinic is open to students at Wake Forest and at Winston-
Salem State. The clinic is from 8-9:30 p.m. and the location has not
yet been determined.
The journalism clinic will be divided into seminars concentrating
on news management, writing, layout and headline writing. Bill
East, Journal-Sentinel director of public relations, will speak. Mem
bers of the Journal-Sentinel news and copy staff will participate
The clinic is to help students who have had limited or no experi
ence working with newspapers. Salem has no journalism course at
this time and the clinic is aimed at offsetting this lack.
The clinic, although primarily for staff-members of the collegiate
newspapers, is also open for students who are interested in working
on newspapers as a career.
People interested in attending the clinic please see Laurie Daltroff,
13 Sisters.
• Salem’s fifth summer session
in Asolo, Italy will run from
June 8 to August 10. The ses
sion is open to students from
colleges and universities. Stu
dents, who will be housed in
the San Luigi nunnery, must take
two courses during the session.
Clemens. Sandresky, dean of
Salem’s music school, is director
for the summer school. Profes
sor James Moon, formerly an
art instructor at Salem College,
will conduct classes in Studio
Art and Independent and Direc-
Needs Staff
The Salemite needs some
bright girls to work on the ad
vertising staff this spring. The
paper is in the process of collect
ing advertisements for next year
and its future will be determined
by the number of ads obtained.
Anyone interested in working
on the staff see Chris Minter,
107 Gramley, or Laurie Daltroff
13 Sisters.
ted Study of Art. A survey of
Northern Italian Art will be con
ducted by Professor Ernst J.
Grube, a part time resident of
Asolo and former professor of
art history at the City College of
New York and Hunter College.
Music courses will be taught
by several of Salem’s music facu-
ty. Professor Eugene and Joan
Jacobowsky, violinist and mezzo
soprano, will conduct a course
on Italian Opera and Strings.
Miss Patricia Pence, harp instruc
tor for Salem and the North
Carolina School of the Arts, will
lead a class in Music Perfor
Professor Bernhard von Nico
lai of Salem’s history-political
science department will hold a
course on Origins of Modern
Government and Society. Pro
fessor Sally P. Rackley, head of
Salem’s classics department, will
lead a course on the History of
Rome. And Dr. Sidney Kelly of
Salem s religion and philosophy
department will lead a session
on Religious Symbolism.
Tuition for the summer
school in Asolo will not exceed
$1200. This amount includes
housing, school fees and the bus
trips included in the summer ses
sion. Students must deposit $50
in advance.
Bus trips, provided as part of
the session, will'include the cul
tural centers ofPomposa, Raven
na, Ferrara, Venice, Padua,
Mantua, Verona and Vicenza.
The beaches around Venice are
40 kilometers from Asolo.
Classes are scheduled for four
days each week and informal
Italian language lectures will be
held daily by Mrs. Alberta
Today is the last day for re
turning January rebate forms to
Dr. Homrighous. They must be
signed by the January program
sponsor or by Dr. Homrighous
if the student has spent January
off-campus. ,
If the form is not returned
today, the student cannot ge
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