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Editor-in-Chief Lockhart Ledbetter
Associate Editor Laura Day
Business Manager Katherine Skinner
Assistant Business Manager Janet Kirkland
Office hours: 5:00-10:00 p.m. Monday
4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Telephone: 723-7961, Ext. 250 — Salemite Office
Or call 727-1421 or 727-9002
Thursday, November 21
TH£ SAL£MIT£ November
Letter to |diot and the Oddit
The Editor
Happy Thanksgiving! November 28th is on the way
. . . although around Salem campus one would hardly know
it. The signs are here, but people are looking on to Christmas
and they just do not seem too thankful. It’s November
though. The scholarly among us are clutching their BIC
pens and Blue Horse notebooks with a frenzy and mumur-
ing, “Tve just gotta have a break. Someone please give me
a breather!” Miss Simpson’s girls come from the office every
day with blackened hands due to the IF-I-HAVE-TO-
drome. And there is the annual craft fair in the square if
it does not snow — the sponsors being encouraged with the
hope that Salem students will get most, if not all, of their
Christmas shopping done before “the rush.” Surely, every
one can sense that Thanksgiving is almost here! Right ?
Wrong. So far, the closest hint this campus has had of
next Thursday’s event is Turkey-Lurkey’s gobbling in Story
Theatre, “Puh-lease, sir, can I be first? I’d just luv to be
the first to go!” Is food all Salem can think about? Granted,
Monday the 25th seems to be the day of remembrance for
Thanksgiving with a special meal (possibly even entertain
ment) and later a Communion service. Wonderful! The
question is why the celebration has to wait so long in
coming. Salem was in the Halloween spirit a week ahead
with the pumpkin carvings. The Thanksgiving spirit that is
circulating these days is only one of hallelujahs that there
is a long weekend to catch up before exams. Also, just how
many girls are going to be here next Monday to have a few
thankful thoughts rub off on them? Hopefully, more than
last year.
Thanksgiving is about the last surviving holiday that
has not been switched to a Monday for tourists and that
has avoided mass commercialism—maybe because people do
not feel required to exchange gifts, but rather give when
they want to share their goods. However non-scholastic
gratefulness may be, it should still lie in the front of
people’s minds, especially at this season, most especially in
1974, and without question in the students of Salem College.
This comrtiunity needs reminders of that fact, more often
and earlier. But not all have forgotten; a Salemite just
walked past the window whistling “We Gather Together.”
— Beecher Mathes
Dear mother,
I know you put $400.00 in my
checking account to last through
first semester, but it did not. I
am down to $5.00 and the service
charges haven’t been paid. Every
time I turn around someone is
hounding me to “buy this” or
“pay that”. Just for beginners,
I have to pay M every time I
want to cash a check more than
$5.00. (The comptroller is the
only place that will cash checks
larger than $5.00.) Then the
laundry has been discontinued so
it costs me 50^ if I wash and dry
one load a week.
I have kept a running record
of my expenses which should shed
some light on where my allow-
ance has
SGA fees
parking fee (new ex
pense this year)
$ 3.00
dorm dues
$ 1.00
help fund
$ 2.50
Founder’s Day T-shirt
$ 1.00
room key
$ 1.00
SDH key
gym suit (freshmen
$ 8.24
Post Office Box
Please send me some money.
Dear daughter,
I am very glad you have not
run up a bookstore bill this year.
Your father and I paid the tuition
($3600.00) and were appalled to
learn another $200.00 is required.
It makes me wonder where the
money goes. Thank goodness you
are not doing a costly January
Program. Anyway, I have de
posited another $100.00 into your
account. Please stretch it until
Visitation Extended
November 5, 1974
Ms. Kathy Black, President
Student Government
Salem College
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dear Kathy:
After careful consideration and
in consultation with the various
constituents of the College, stu
dents, faculty, administrators,
trustees, and alumnae, an admin
istrative decision has been made
to extend the number of visita
tion weekends. Beginning second
term, February 1975, on a trial
basis to be evaluated in the fall
of 1975, the number of visitation
weekends will be extended from
four each term to seven each
term. All other stipulations as
stated in the 1974-75 Handbook,
page 19, and Social Procedure
Sheet, pages 5 and 6, remain the
This decision reflects the con
cern of the members of Faculty
Advisory Board, the Student Af
fairs Committee, and my own
concern about security matters
and privacy for students who do
not wish to participate in visita
It is my hope that students
continue to make the type of de
cisions which have shown good
judgment and maturity. I am
sure we can anticipate the same
student concern with the in
creased opportunities for visita
Virginia Johnson
Dean of Students
Salem Students: Recruit
Prospects from Home Town
By Zel Gilbert
Seniors, juniors, sophomores,
and freshmen — we all have our
particular enthusiasms, our own
experiences, our special joys
which have made Salem a home
for each of us. But can you re
member the anticipation, the
fears, the knots in your stomach
as a high school senior when you
looked forward to and at the same
time dreaded the uncertainties
of college life?
Choosing a college is one of
the most important decisions in a
student’s life and knowing what
the college, the classes, and the
campus life are like can make all
the difference in deciding on one
school. We all have a special gift
to offer Salem, one that takes
very little time. The prospective
students from our hometowns
have many questions to be an
swered and are eager to know
exactly what Salem can offer
them. As recruiters we can do a
great service to these students
and to our school. One simple
phone call to a prospective stu
dent over Thanksgiving or Christ
mas break can help tremendously
in describing life at Salem and in
reinforcing the favorable impres
sion she may already have.
All of us can help, for we are
of the age group with which these
prospective students can identify.
They will talk more readily with
a college student about their ex
pectations than they will with an
older staff member of the Admis
sions staff. We, then, can help the
staff by discussing and answering
questions about social, commun
ity, and dorm life. Freshmen, you
can be especially effective in re
cruiting these girls. You are
closer to the environment of home
and high school life since you
have been away for only a few
months. The memory of the great
break from high school to college
is fresher in your minds so you
have a more accurate insight into
the questions that may arise with
prospective students. We all, how
ever, have advice and experi
ences we can share and we can
fulfill a personal responsibility to
support our school by encourag
ing new students to become a
part of our campus community.
Again, the job involves only one
phone call. Contact the Admis
sions office today and get a list of
the girls in your hometown who
have expressed an interest in at
tending Salem. Call them over
Thanksgiving and share your love
of Salem and your life as a col
lege student. We are all our
school’s best spokesmen for we
are all very much a part of every
event that takes place on campus.
And that one phone call may be
all It takes for a girl to make her
decision to change from a pro
spective student to a Salem en-
By Merilyn Turner and
Sherrin Gardner
Contact wearers of the world
unite. I come before you today
to present a proposal that will put
an end to those iff fated days
when a well-placed nudge, a
chance wind-blown leaf, a brow
wrinkling grimace, or a de
fensive flinch can rightfully dis
lodge a $30 contact lens from the
eye of its owner. As evidence of
the unhappiness, despair, and in
convenience that such a day may
inflict upon an individual, I pre
sent to you the following case
studies of actual instances of un
called-for contact loss.
Exhibit A: The date is April 27,
1974; the time — night time. The
Oddity (the names have been
changed to protect the innocent?)
and her date have dressed ap
propriately to go to a Doobie
Brothers concert in Greensboro.
Being the mature woman that
she is, and wanting to SEE the
Doobie Brothers as well as hear
them, the Oddity dons her contact
lenses instead of wire rims simi
lar to those worn by every other
person at the concert . . . and
the night goes on. Now let me set
the scene for you. The Doobies
are guitaring, drumming, and
jiving to the intense beat of
“China Grove” ... the Coliseum
is pulsating with the alternating
waves of sound and heat ... the
casually (and I use that term
loosely) dressed spectators are
standing on their seats, clapping
their hands in the air, smoking,
whistling, and lighting matches
in the smoky darkness of the
Coliseum, while the Oddity and
her date look on. The tension
builds, and at the height of the
song’s intensity her date reaches
for her hand and indicates that he
wishes to whisper a sweet nothing
(and that is all that it will be
because hearing anything had be
come obsolete some time back)
in her ear.
Meanwhile, the Oddity moved
by the same impulse as her date,
turns quickly in his direction to
likewise comment on some aspect
of the concert. Everything is ap
parently fine; the lights are low.
the music is going anri *
suspecting lovers turn to I?""'
with one another Bui
its way, and as
■■ • his nose goes in her ^
the contact is lost amid £
ness and jiving, S
smoking of the Coliseum T ii?,
"“tact wearers, is this' fa £''1
Exhibit B: The date is £
1974; the time-night S
Idiot (pseudonym) and £r'J|
are nestled in the May T
watching the outdoor movipy .
IRS weekend. Once ag? ‘1
set the scene for you The *
IS dark and cold. The terras I
steps of the May Dell aS
theater are sparsely populated k, I
cozy c 0 u p le s clinging “
under copious layers of
as if the cold were the
holding them together. The I
ies end, and the sound of mingy I
conversations heightens noticeatlJ
as couples un-couple and
from stiff positions to
clothes and shake-out and”
blankets. They ascend the 1
Dell steps at their convenience!
one or two at a time. Eve
seems to be going well as ttel
crowd dissipates. The
her date, being so engrossed'hl
conversation that they are one oil
the last couples to leave, rise am
pack to go. He wrestles withth
zipper of the sleeping bag, wi
the Idiot matches the corners o!
the blanket. Acting in a gentle
manly manner, he assists her ii
folding the blanket (how romaii
tic) only to flick the corner of il
in her eye and the contact is lost, I
amid the dark, cold, loneliness oil
an isolated amphitheater, i
wearers, is this fair?
I rest my case, and in light ol|
the afore-mentioned tortured im
viduals, I propose the follows |
Proposed: That the loss of a|
contact be hereto illegal,
moral, and unheard of.
Contact wearers unite and staoJ |
up for your rights by
your John Hancock to the
posed petition. (And please make|
it a legible John Hancock, t
you see, I lost my contact ar
am unable to discern much
anything below that size.)
North Carolina School of the Arts is sponsoring a f
series that is open to the public. There is no admission I
charge and all films are shown in Crawford Hall at 8:00 p.m
Mar. 23
All The King’s Men
The Best of Bogart and Superfly
A Clockwork Orange
Auntie Marne
From Here to Eternity
Wait Until Dark
Anatomy of a Murder
The African Queen
An Evening with the Royal
The Great Race
Gone with the Wind
Editorial Staff
Jan Warner
Feature Editor Marilyn Turner
Assistant News Editor Pam Brown
Assistant Feature Editor Claudia Lane
, Py Sally Jordan
ayout Editor Penny Lester
Avery Kincaid
Headlines Assistants Marilyn Mycoff
, Ann Duncan
Cartoonist .. /-
DL^, , Aggie Cowan
Photographers _ *nn Pin
Business Staff
Circulation Manager
Sally I
Sally I
Janet ^
Editorial Contributor
Ann Pitt
Kiki French
Beecher Mathes
Mrs. J. VV. Edwards
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