Thursday, October 18, 1973
IRS Sponsors Room Contest S.S.C. Activities
Kitty Gallagher and Helen Beal relax in the “Jungle Atmosphere”
of their prize-winning room on third floor Gramley.
by Chris Moran
Each year IRS sponsors a
Freshman Room Contest for the
purpose of instilling pride in one’s
surroundings and one’s ability to
create a unique atmosphere.
Room entries are judged on cre
ativity, originality, and individual
ity. This year’s lucky winners are
Nancy Taylor and Donna Bryan
in 209 Clewell, Mary Jo Abernethy
and Louise Seabrook from 315
Babcock, and Helen Beal and
Kitty Gallagher in 303 Gramley.
Honorable mention is given to
Gail Hanson and Ashby Powell
in 314 Gramley. First prize is a
free dinner for each winner at
the Salem Tavern.
Nancy Taylor, with her dark
hair, dark eyes, and shy smile,
is from Fredricksburg, Va. Her
main interests are the arts and
crafts, more specifically, weav
ing. Nancy intends to major in
Donna Bryan hails from Ox
ford, N. C. Petite and reserved
with her brown curls and wide
eyes, Donna enjoys waterskiing
and painting. Her intended major
is medical technology. Together
Nancy and Donna have created
in 209 Clewell an atmosphere of
purposive simplicity and a quiet
creativity. The bright red shag
carpet, accented by red and
white checked curtains, is cooled
by muted blue spreads slightly
trimmed in red. The straight lines
and absence of extraneous orna
ments are utter simplicity. The
tinkling wind chimes, hand-woven
tapestry, and sailboat picture re
flect the creative interests of 209
Clewell’s serious inhabitants. The
room is a combination of warmth
and purpose, originality and or
der, as are Nancy and Donna.
On the door of 315 Babcock
hangs the inscription “This time
called Life . . . was meant to
share.” More appropriate words
could not have been written for
Mary Jo Abernethy and Louise
Mary Jo, from Burlington, N.
C. is talkative, sincere, full of
laughter and fun. Interested in
needlecraft and reading, Mary in
tends to receive a B.S. in nursing.
Louise Seabrook, a South Caro
linian from Anderson, is equally
as fun and sincere as her room
mate. Enthusiasm — for life, for
Salem, for people — is her by
word. Needlecraft, skiing, and
sailing occupy a good bit of
Mary Jo and Louise have creat
ed an atmosphere of soothing
warmth and unspoken welcome in
their Babcock room, using olive
and muted gold in floral designs.
Nature scenes in the form of
posters and collages serve to ex
tend the air of peace and comfort.
The room is a reflection of
Mary Jo and Louise in its sim
plicity, its welcome, and its quiet
enthusiasm for life and nature.
Gramley, 303, is a scene of ad
venture and colorful daring. The
creators of this jungle scene are
Helen Beal and Kitty Gallagher.
Tall and dark, with her mis-
chievious pigtails and twinkling
eyes, Helen hails from Gastonia,
N. C. A former cheerleader, she
enjoys rug-making, embroidery,
skiing, riding, and painting.
Kitty has come to us all the
way from Houston, Texas. In
terested in water-skiing, riding,
and dancing, this tall, sleek, and
confident Texan plans to major in
Together Helen and Kitty have
worked to produce a jungle theme
in 303 Gramley. Bright green and
shocking white checked bed
spreads are accented by electric
yellow, orange, pink and red
throw pillows. Plants, plants, and
more plants scattered on bedside
tables, bureaus, and hanging from
the ceiling remind one of a hot
tropical forest filled with wild
animals. And animals there are
— in a series of posters covering
the walls and a goldfish swim
ming merrily in his bowl. The
room is one of swirling motion,
intense color, and vibrant en
thusiasm. And so are Helen and
By Cindy Greever
Student Service Council, the
service branch of student govern
ment, has been the moving force
behind many student services this
year. The relocation and reor
ganization of the non-profit Book
Exchange has brought this effort
back to a viable system for or
ganizing sale of second-hand
books. Money has been distributed
to those whose books were sold.
Clearing out no-longer-used books
is taking place in preparation for
next semester’s sales. The Book
Exchange is now located under
Main Hall (old language lab).
The Student Talent Pool (STP)
forms filled out at registration
have been compiled into a direc
tory to be released this week. This
directory will provide a handy
reference for student services.
The refectory calendar is an
S.S.C. project and is to be used
to schedule and announce planned
activities. Also in the refectory
foyer, located next to the calen
dar, is a legal pad for writing
refectory suggestions. S.S.C. is
now contacting colleges and uni
versities for new catalogues to
update the Career Reading Room
in Lehman Hall.
The ticket clearing house will
operate again this year under the
auspices of S.S.C. Under Marcy
Priester’s direction, students
wishing to attend a Winston-Salem
cultural event can be put in touch
with a student wishing to sell her
ticket for that event, or vice-
versa. In order for it to function,
students wishing this service must
contact Marcy in 6 Sisters.
Coming projects of S.S.C. in
clude direction of the annual Help
Fund Drive and compilation of
course evaluation. When and how
course evaluations should be
made is now under consideration
and S.S.C. will be glad to consider
all suggestions to improve this
important service. All projects of
S.S.C. under the leadership of
Margaret Brinkley, are under
taken primarily as services to
the student body of Salem.
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Editor’s Note: Laura Turnage is a senior majoring in
English and obtaining a teaching certificate for grades 7-12.
This fall she will he teaching English to the 12th grade
students of East Forsyth High School. In her column, “Of
Hrats and Hrains,” she will be sharing her experiences as
a student teacher in a local public high school.
“John, will you please sit still! Kathy Jo, you are not
to pass notes to Julie. Yes, Alvin, you may be excused. Now
class, let me have your attention. Plveryone please sit down
and be quiet. . . .” And so the teacher pleads for peace.
Ask any student teacher what she is worided about the
most, and her answer will be DISCIPLINE — notice the
capital letters. Remember when you wei'e in school ? I
distinctly remember being sent to the principal’s office and
labeled as a ringleader of class misbehavior; it w’as a
Discipline problems have many disguises. Often what
appears to be a harmless question is in reality like a fuse
waiting to be lighted. For example, one of Dale Sasser’s
students asked her for a rubber band. In innocent good
faith, she proceeded to find a rubber band foi’ the student.
As soon as he had it in his hand, he announced, “You
shouldn’t have done that.” He opened up his shirt pocket
and nestled there wei’e small bits of paper — spitballs.
First rule: never hand out rubber bands.
Yes, the discipline problem is a real cause for concern.
There are, thankfully, many books and articles written
specifically for teachers who need help in controlling their
classes. One of the more current pi’actices is to ignore all
disruptive behavior and praise all good behavior. For
example, praise Alice for sitting quietly in her desk but
ignore John who is running wildly around the room. Will
this work? Some say yes.
Other suggestions for keeping the lions under conti'ol
include the following: consider establishing some class rules;
be friendly but firm; act confident, especially the first day;
try to avoid threats; and be prompt, consistent, reasonable.
While these suggestions are helpful, they are only sug
gestions. For every helpful hint, there will be one student
for whom none of the textbook methods work.
Salem’s student teachers, therefore, quickly become
adept at inventing new discipline techniques. Karen Myers
is working on her “hairy stare.” Zan Amos asks any
disruptive music student to perform in front of the class,
whereupon not another sound is heard. The award for the
best practical advice concerning discipline goes to Jim Bray.
Jim states: “Don’t take any crap off anybody!” Amen.
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