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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. - Thursday, November 7, 1974
Number -5 '2
Salem Snack Bar-
Pros and Cons
By Zel Gilbert
It’s often interesting to just sit
down and think about how many
ampus problems you could solve
you had the power and, more
to ortantly, the money to change
/revise anything at Salem.
Fantasizing about “President for
0 day” conjures up images of
strolling around in academic re
galia for some, but for the prac
tical minded, such an opportunity
opens the door to institute changes
for our present problems. The
central problem on campus now
seems to be an alarming lack of
community, and taking definite
steps to revitalize the thinking
and communication among people
on campus would be my objective.
One of the best indirect methods
of bringing our campus population
together would be a common ap
peal to the stomach by setting up
a snack bar in the student center.
Previous Setbacks
The problems suffered in a pre
vious attempt to set up a snack
bar included the lack of a proper
administrator separate from the
refectory staff, lack of an efficient
system of hiring students to oper
ate the service, lack of funds for
the initial opening of the snack
bar. and a rather undefined time
schedule for operation.
A snack bar, or short order
set-up, therefore, should be in
stituted in the student center for
operation at times when there
fWOuld be enough people on cam
pus to make the venture financial
ly feasible. Late afternoons and
evenings on weekdays would be
preferable for operation and Sun
day night hours would appeal to
students returning from week
ends. The cooking could be done
by student “chefs” in the student
center kitchen and student wait
resses could attend to the tables
and booths to alleviate a cluster
of hungry students clamoring for
food in the kitchen area. Such an
operation, however, could only be
undertaken with an initial sum of
money from a benefactor or the
Board of Trustees. And with the
usual appetites of Salemites as
well as some careful administra
tion. profits from a snack bar
should not only be possible but
could help eventually in buying
uew kitchen equipment.
:With the institution of a snack
har there are several advantages
m store for the campus popula
tion. For instance, when refectory
meals have failed to fill the stom
ach and a student is ravished
with hunger, where can she go
without transportation? May-
ccrry s continually increases
prices and decreases service, and
acre is no other eating place
Within walking distance. Vending
roachines in the dorms only offer
ac usual non-nutritional junk
arc. Blessed are those with cars
or they can at least find relief
cr the gnawing stomach. A cam-
Pas snack bar, however, serving
namburgers, sandwiches, and
arri 1 alleviate the hunger
lack of transportation prob-
/ *-^6 hunger and out-of-gas
urn, and with 600 people on
^rrring the week, the per-
wni starving Salemites
,'I ,®^^rire enough business for
®.;stable operation
, For Students
rt, establishment of a
for o* provide jobs
udents. With a carefully
INT™‘r1 ™ Students!!! Below are the plans for
your pfans NOW ! n 8-November 10. Make
Friday, November 8
5:00-6:00 p.m. Regular Supper —
No Date Tickets
9:00 Movies by April Arts
(Shirley Temple, Little Rascals,
3 Stooges, Laurel & Hardy,
Bugs Bunny)
—Bring blankets or sleeping bags
to sit on
—Caramel apples & popcorn sold by
Home Ec. Club
11:30-12:30 Midnight Breakfast — Refectory
$1.25 date ticket
Eggs, ham, grits, rolls
Salem student free
Saturday, November 9
Ranch Style Lunch — Maydell
$1.75 date ticket (Ref.-rain)
(Bar-B-Q chicken, etc.)
Archways Sing Maydell
WRA events:
Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament
Touch Football
*If rains — ping pong, billards
Folk singer by Salem Forum
5:00-5:30 Buffet Supper — very light
8:00-12:45 Dance with “Mainstreet”
—BYOB, setups & snacks
provided by IRS
Sunday, November 10
11:30-l :30 Brunch — $1.75 date tickets
2:00-5:00 Blue Grass Band
“Big River Boys”
Lily Pond
(gym if rain)
supervised plan, students who
would like to pick up spending
money or girls who need to work
off scholarship hours could be
hired to be cooks, waitresses, or
even busboys. Of course, one per
son should be hired to supervise
the actual operation for the snack
bar in respect to finances, super
vision of employees, and kitchen
activities, but students could do
the real manual labor. Girls wbo
like to cook could be trained in
short-order cuisine and those who
like to mingle with the crowd
could wait on tables. With two
work shifts of students a day, the
refectory would not be respon
sible for providing help, the cooks
and waitresses would not be over
worked, the students themselves
would not be overworked, and
they would actually be earning
Social Advantages
Certain social needs of the stu
dents could also be met with the
institution of the snack bar. As of
now there is no place on campus
to take dates for a casual evening
of food and conversation. A girl
must always be prepared to
leave the campus, for it is certain
her date will want to go some
where for a couple of beers and
something to eat and to run into
old friends or people he doesn t
often get a chance to see. Our
student center would have nothing
to offer a date. A girl would be
ashamed to bring anyone to that
empty and lifeless place where
they are sure to run into abso
lutely no one. We would need a
beer license to make the student
center more of a gathering place,
but making the place inviting and
appealing to students and their
dates is necessary if we are to
revitalize this aspect of life on
the campus.
Campus Spirit
Finally, the basic effect of the
Jim Armentrout, Bill Graham, and Steve Neal “discussed” the political
issues on October 29 hoping for results on November 5.
Neal Questions Mizell Tactics
snack bar, hopefully, would be
to alleviate a very wide-spread
problem — the problem of the
absence of a spirit of community
on the Salem campus. So often
professors and alumna speak of
the constant streams of conversa
tion that used to flow among stu
dents and professors, and this
attitude seems to have disap
peared almost entirely. There is
presently no gathering place that
is casual, small, and conducive to
interesting and stimulating con
versation for both students and
faculty. We do have the student
center and the place is well
decorated, casual, and small.
With the common bond of hunger
among all people on campus, per
haps this atmosphere of com
munity could be rejuvenated and
re-established with the joining of
minds and food in the student
center. The spirit of the academic
community is lost without inter
action and communication, and
this revitalization of the student
center would be a tremendous
step in regaining a fellowship of
concern and friendship on cam
The practical effects, therefore,
of the institution of a snack bar
in the student center would in
clude a place to eat on campus
for those who have neither the
time nor transportation to venture
forth for hunger relief, a method
of earning money for those stu
dents who would be willing to
work, and an enjoyable and lively
place for girls to bring their dates
on the campus. Most importantly,
the transformed student center
would serve as a gathering place
for the meeting of minds and
stomachs. And we need this place,
we need the interaction and com
munication if we are to survive
as an academic and intellectual
community as well as a well-fed
By Laura Day
With election day just one week
away, representatives of the For
syth County Republican and
Democratic parties met with the
Salem community Oct. 29 to dis
cuss the issues. Bill Graham, Re
publican Party chairman for For
syth County, J i m Armentrout,
Vice-chairman of the Democratic
Party in Forsyth County, and
Steve Neal, Democratic candidate
for the Fifth congressional seat,
spent nearly two and one-half
hours with students and faculty
discussing the Equal Rights
Amendment, amnesty, and other
election topics. A representative
for Wilmer Mizell, Republican in
cumbent candidate for the fifth
district seat, never showed.
Mr. Armentrout opened the dis
cussion by revealing the North
Carolina Democratic Party plat
form, which includes support of
the ERA. Mr. Graham countered
by saying that platforms were “by
and large a lot of hogwash” and
explained that the Republican
state convention had written one
but did not have a quorum for a
Steve Neal, a Winston-Salem
native, charged that platforms
did mean something and outlined
the issues in the fifth district race.
The first issue, Neal explained,
was MizelTs failure to appear
with Neal at planned discussions.
Neal said that many people had
invited Mizell to speak and every
time Mizell had failed to show
up. “He’s a pleasant person,”
said Neal, “but you’re not dealing
with personalities in a race for
the U.S. Congress — you’re deal
ing with issues.” Bill Graham
countered by charging that the
debate issue was a preplanned
campaign tactic, but, answered
Neal, “isn’t the essence of de
mocracy free discussion and
The second issue, according to
Neal, was MizelTs secrecy. Neal
explained that he personally did
not wish to disclose his finances
but did so in response to a Journal
and Sentinel editorial. Mizell, how
ever, refused to do so and Neal
said that made him wonder “what
is he (Mizell) hiding”.
Bill Graham charged that finan
cial disclosure was unfair because
a candidate who lays out his
finances gets a tactical advantage
over another candidate. He stated
that Mizell was not a wealthy
man and that he had disclosed
everything he needed to disclose.
Another issue, according to
Neal, was MizelTs signing his
name to bills that had already
been introduced in Congress. Neal
charged that whenever a certain
bill seemed popular, Mizell sent
out press releases saying that he
had introduced the bill when, in
reality, it had been previously
signed and was already under
consideration in committee. Neal
also charged that none of the bills
Mizell had introduced in six years
had passed.
Neal said that “his (MizelTs)
office has been run since he went
to Congress as a public relations
effort.” He stated that “if you
like the way things are, send him
back up there ... if you don’t
like me, send me back down here.
That’s the way this thing’s sup
posed to work.”
Neal said that he considered big
business, big government, and big
labor the country’s major prob
lems and if elected he would
especially push for anti-trust leg
islation. Neal also feels that blan
ket amnesty is too extreme and
favors the ERA.
Red Cross Needs Blood
On November 14 the Red Cross
Bloodmobile will be right next
door to Salem College at Home
Moravian Church. The time is
11:00 to 4:30 and the entire pro
cess should take about an hour.
The method of giving blood is
quite simple. You register, then
have your blood pressure and
temperature taken. You must
weigh 110 pounds or more and
must have eaten within four
hours. Next the finger is pricked
to evaluate the iron content of
your blood, and you are asked
your disease history. 24 hours
should have elapsed after shots
for polio, cold, flu, etc. After
penicillin injections a 10 day wait
is required and if long acting
penicillin is used 8 weeks must
elapse before donating. You can
not have had a serious illness in
the past month, and if you have
ever had hepatitis you are not an
acceptable donor. After you state
your history you move into the
donor room and are placed lying
down on a table. When they are
through with you then drinks and
cookies await you in the canteen.
Salem Students — Because the
Bloodmobile is right here on our
own campus there is NO reason
for you not to give blood if you
are able!!!

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