North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume LVI
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C.—Thursday, October 18, 1973
Number 4
Invite Date for Weekend Fun,
Enjoy Frolies Around Campus
by Margaret Brinkley
How long has it been since you
j stayed on campus during a date?
Since you invited a guy over for
an evening of entertainment at
Salem? Interclub Council hopes
that October 26-28 will be one
opportunity for you to stay on
campus and be really entertained.
As stated in our newly established
Visitation Policy, male guests
will be allowed in the dormitory
rooms on three week-ends each
semester when at least one
campuswide event has been plan
To get this policy off to a good
start, Interclub Council has
has named this first visitation
and has planned a full schedule
of events. Through the combined
sponsorship of all clubs and cam
pus organizations, it has been
possible to create a week-end of
varied activities where at least
something should appeal to every
one. In contrast to previous IRS
week-ends, visitation will continue
simultaneously with the scheduled
activities on campus, and students
may choose where (or how) to
spend their time.
Highlights of the week-end will
include a midnight breakfast on
Friday night — ham and eggs,
grits, and all the trimmings —
and a Ranch style Barbecue with
Ted Young as chief chef on the
grill. In order for Mr. Young to
provide adequate amounts of food
for these and other meals, an
accurate meal count of you and
your date is essential. Food Com
mittee m.embers in each dorm
will take the meal count and sell
date tickets beginning on October
16 and ending October 23. Plan
ahead so your date can eat here
several meals, and he might even
take you out to dinner on Satur
day night (which we highly rec
ommend) !!!
In keeping with the season,
Saturday night a host of witches,
goblins, and masqueraders will
dance to the music of Gene Bar
ber and the Cavaliers at a
Halloween Costume Ball. Only
costumed guests will be admitted
to the party, and prizes for the
best costumes promise to divulge
much hidden creativity in Salem-
ites and their dates.
Male housing will be available
at no charge in the Mock House
located next door to Gramley.
Reservations for your date’s lodg
ing will be accepted on a first-
come, first-serve basis by con
tacting Liz Malloy in Church
Street House.
Your money paid to Student
Government fees allows each of
these club events to be available
to Salem students at no charge
so make your plans to be here
Take advantage of the planned
events AND the visitation on
OCTOBER 26-28!
OCTOBER 26 - 28, 1973
5:00-6:00 p.m.—Refectory
Regular supper — no date
(Oonfimicd on Four)
Legislative Board
Reviews Petition
Legislative Board has been
working hard for the student body
this year as evidenced from the
actions taken on the large number
of student petitions. Currently
under consideration are several
petitions which have been posted
in all dormitories for signatures,
as required under the S.G.A. con
stitution. These include a petition
requesting assigned parking
spaces for the house counselors, a
petition requesting that all abso
lute officers be exempt from scho
larship work, and a petition re
questing for the Freshman class
the privilege of having a car on
campus beginning after Thanks
In explaining Leg Board pro
cedure, S.G.A. President Averell
Pharr said that after collecting
signatures (usually 10% of the
student body is required), the
petitions are approved by Leg
Board and forwarded to the ap
propriate body for further action.
The first of the above petitions
(assigned parking) will go to Mr.
Place and the other two will prob
ably be sent to Faculty Advisory
Board. If you are unable to find
a petition which you would like
to sign, see your Leg Board
Further business of Leg Board
includes undertaking the revision
of the S.G.A. constitution. Work
begins on this task this week.
Calligraphic Exhibit Opens IN FAC;
Blobs and Sqniggles May Be Pnzzling
“Six Character Poem,” one of the calligraphs on display in the
the FAC galiery.
modern advertisement and the
A calligraphic exhibition, “Sins
of the Tongue: Exposition in Vis
ible Language,” opened Sunday,
October 14 in the Salem Fine Arts
Center. The Gallery of Contempo
rary Art and Salem College are
sponsoring the exhibition of the
work of William van Hettinga.
Educated in literature and lan
guage at Duke University, the
University of Vienna, and Tulane
University, van Hettinga has been
engaged in the investigation of
the image and the word, from
Egyptian hieroglyphics and Isla
mic and Japanese calligraphy to
corporate “logo.”
The drawings in the exhibition,
with their blobs and squiggles,
are likely to prove puzzling to
the spectator, and van Hettinga
readily admits that people often
see them in terms of Rorschach
Explaining his work, van Het
tinga said, “I have come to see
the word as an object, as tangi
ble, to be grasped by the eye and
enjoyed for its physical qualities
rather than for its intellectual
content. It is hard to say which
Fred Roggenkamp and “Blackie” Hauser greet customers
at the Salem post office.
Never Try To Mail A Boa Constrictor
contains more information, the
picture or the word.
“Often it is the visual image,
the calligraphic character, the
graffito on the wall which con
veys more possible meanings,
some delicately ambiguous,
others imperative, and like the
messages which decorate the sub
way trains of New York City,
violently expressive of the anx
ious need to assert one’s existence
by making a statement.
“One is naturally drawn to cal
ligraphy and grafitti because they
are both visual and verbal . . .
they are names and objects at the
same time.”
The most recent projects of van
Hettinga, who lives at Misenhei-
mer, have been as collaborator at
the New Ibiza School in the Ba-
learics Islands and as editor of
the publications of the graduate
college of the University of Il
In 1969 he designed and pre
sented for the Atlanta School of
Art a curriculum to reveal the
tradition of the relations between
the visual and the verbal in
Western literature and art. As
the director of the Reese Palley
Gallery, van Hettinga restored the
V. C. Morris Building in San
Francisco, the work Frank Lloyd
Wright called his “rehearsal for
the Guggenheim.”
The exhibition will run through
October 31.
By Laura Day
Two brats want to send a live
copperhead to some prizefighters.
Movie stars visiting a strange
city need a trustworthy person to
handle their correspondence. Who
do they go to for help? A Girl
Friday from Ringling Brothers?
Not hardly. Their best bet would
probably be the boys at the Salem
Station post office.
Bill Minish, Phil Duggins,
Jarvis “Blackie” Hauser, and
Fred Roggenkamp have been
handling such situations for the
past 25 to 30 years. “Mr. Minish’s
father worked at the post office,”
Duggins said, and the others be
came interested in mail service
through their experience in the
military or because they just
needed a job.
Their job at Salem Station in
volves serving the Salem com
munity and the outside public. Six
or seven times each weekday,
mail is delivered to the station,
and the postmen must sort it into
the boxes and process the routing.
This may take from 30 to 40
minutes each mail delivery. And
every three weekends, one of the
postmen takes his turn sorting
the mail so that boxholders can
have not only Saturday but Sun
day delivery. Duggins said that
this service is performed only at
college stations and is particular
ly beneficial to freshmen.
The old post office slogan,
“neither snow nor rain nor heat
nor gloom of night”, still applies
also. Duggins claims that no mat
ter what the weather, the cus
tomers at Salem Station have
never received their mail a
minute late and the station has
never been forced to close early
or open late.
The postmen admit, however,
that their job can become boring
and that it requires a lot of dedi
cation and courtesy, even when
situations are tense. Duggins
said that the postal service hires
people to harass employees in
order to check their performance
under duress. And he recalled an
instance when he almost lost his
temper at two young customers.
He said that a little boy and his
sister approached him one after
noon at the main station with a
metal box that they wished to
mail. It was addressed to two
“villainous” wrestlers who were
fighting in Winston-Salem that
night. Since the children’s 36c
was not enough postage, Duggins
told them that they would have
to take it to the wrestlers in
As an afterthought, he asked
what the box contained. The
children replied that it held a
live copperhead. Duggins asked
the children to leave.
Duggins also explains that in
order to work behind the window,
one must enjoy meeting people.
Recently the Salem postmasters
encountered three visitors from
Belgium. When the ladies ex
pressed an interest in stamp col
lecting, the postmen gladly helped
them purchase some commemo
rative stamps. And Duggins
proudly recalls those five weeks
in the 1930’s when he personally
served movie stars Nelson Eddy
and Illona Massey during their
Winston-Salem visit to study the
Moravian gravestones.
But sorting mail, selling stamps,
and weighing packages do not
occupy all of the postmen’s hours.
Off duty, Minish, Hauser, and
Roggenkamp enjoy carpentry,
and Duggins likes to watch tele
vision “if I can keep my yard
On the job also the postmen
perform such extra services as
saving boxes and tape for stu
dents who need to mail packages.
And because most of the men
have children of their own, they
realize the pitfalls of college life
and offer counseling and advice to
the lovelorn.
The students do not forget this
friendliness, either. Duggins re
calls one foreign student who has
written him twice, addressing the
letters to “Mr. Drucker.”
For the Salem postmasters their
station is the best of postal posi
tions. They enjoy the cleanness
and quietness of their office and
find the Old Salem area a wonder
ful clientele. As for Salem girls,
“we love all of them,” Duggins
Dansalems Select Members
Dansalems, Salem’s modern
dancing group, has gotten the
year underway by choosing new
members for the 73-74 year. They
are Ann Hesmer, a junior;
Nancy Saunders, Rhett Huber,
Marion Eyraud and Becca Dud-
ly, sophomores; and Patrice
Mann, Lillie McManaway, Dollie
Williams and Debbie Smith all
Lee Caldwell, president of Dan
salems, says the group has plan
ned tentatively, in addition to a
spring concert, to dance for
church groups at Christmas. The
group has been asked to dance
for some public high schools and
show high school students some
fundamentals of modern dance.

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