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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Saturday, September 22, 1945.
Miss Bonney To Occupy
New Hattie Strong Chair
When Salem College observed its
174th lormal opening in an asaemb-
ly program irriciay morning, Septem
ber 2], Dr. Eondthaler read an an
nouneenient of the ai)lK)lutment of
Miss Katharine A. Bonney to serve
as head of the “Hattie M. Strong
Chair of Christian Guidtuice and
Miss Bonney was appointed to
this post in recognition of her per
sonality, her training, and her ex
perience, and in further recogni
tion of her recent reHearch and study
at Columbia University in Guidance
and Counselling. This program at
Salem College will recognize and
continue to utilize the many exist
ing guidance and counselling ac
tivities already in operation in
Salem. Each individual student will
be the central point of the whole
procedure and the goal of all plans
and operations, and her well in
tegrated and well balanced growth
the real aim of the “Hattie M.
Strong Chair of Christian Qnidance
Welcome To Students
Following the processional,
“Standing at the Portals,” Rev.
Gordon Spaugh read Psalm 3 as the
scripture. Miss Hixson welcomed
the students and then made several
announcements. She stated that
there were nearly three .hundred
and fifty students enrolled 'at Salem
for the year 19-i5-1946 and these
students rcrpreseut nineteen states.
New members of the faculty were
then introduced to the students by
Bishop Pfohl, chairman of the
l^'Oard of Trustees, briefly welcomed
sill students and faculty to Salem,
lie said, “We should strive to have
thi.s beautiful new beginning as a
symbol for the whole year.” He
stressed Christian Education as the
foundation of the new era that is to
bo with youth as the rebuilders.
The assembly was concluded with
‘■‘America, the- Beautiful” as the
Mrs. Elizabeth O. Meiming
Mrs. Elizabeth Ormsby Meinung,
teacher and professor of home eco
nomics at Salem for more than
twenty years, died on Augvist 29
in a hospital at Poughkeepsie, N.
Y., after having been seriously ill
for several days.
l>r. Howard K Kondthaler, Bishop
Pfohl and Kev. Gordon Spaugh con
ducted the funeral which was held
She had been visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Fred Sthramni, Jr., of
Long Island, N. Y'., and they were
spqnding the week-end at Marl
boro, N. y., when Mrs. Meinung be
She was born in Winston,Salem
on April 21, 188G, the daughter of
the late W. P. and Elfleda Fisher
Ormsby and spent her entire life
here. She attended the local schools,
graduated from Salem College with
an A. B. degree and from Columbia
University with an M. A. degree.
She was a meniber of the Home Mor
avian Church and well-known in the
Survivors include one daughter,
Mrs. Fred Schramm, .Tr. of Long Is
land, N. Y. (Salem, 1932); two
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.
Charles M.' Griffin of Winston-Salem,
and Mrs. L. J. Efird of Tampa, Fla.;
and one brother, Robert B. Ormsby
New Dormitory In South Hall
Heads List Of Improvements
Salem has had a super face-lifting.
The many, many improvements that
have lieen made during the summer
have served to impress the new
students and amaze the returning
ones. In fact, the old place ‘just
ain’t what she usta be’.
No'iv take South Hall. Twenty-
four sophomores did. There you’ll
find furnishings and interior Jas
Wiodern and attractive as any dor
mitory in the country could offer.
Hollywood has The Voici- and The
Look; South Hall has The Closet
and The Window. For those of jyou
'Who haven’t yet been on a tour of
inspection, in one of the blue rooms,
(they alternate pink and blue, blue
and pink, pink and blue, blue and
pink, pink and blue, blue and pink,
®tc.) there’s an electrically lighted
closet that w'ould easily accommo-
fiate a weekend guest and an echo.
Katherine Wagoner and Peggy Sue
Taylor’s room features a series of
three huge casement windows. Dune
and Bryant have upholstered chairs
to go under the mahogany desk in
their room. Their comment; “It pays
fo come early.” All this Routh Hall
offers, not to mention the four
double little things where you plug
in light cords in each room, uphol
stered furniture in the smoke house,
indirect lighting in each rpom, and
steps leading directly from the
rooms to classes on second floor
Main Hall. The place certainly must
look different from what it did
in 1804 when three little Hillsboro
girls lived there as the first board
ers at Salem.
Paint For Every Room!
Moreover, every student room in
Clewell and has been painted; the
smokehouse has been given new
life; and Davy .Jones’ Locker has
newly waxed floors. And Nancy Lee
Erwin and Marty Davis have a
room on third Clewell that has
become the showplace of the dorm.
Leave us all become interior de
Then there’s the redecoration of
Miss Bonney’s office, the wall-paper
ing and new piano in Sister’s, the
floor fixing in the gym, the cement
steps- between Sisters’ and Clewell,
and turkey dinner Tuesday night.
Now with a few telephones scatter
ed around the campus, what more
could we ask?
Salem Adds Eighteen
To Faculty And Staff
Nearly ^50 Students Enroll
Orientation week will continue to
night at six when the Freshman Class
is entertained by their junior “Big
Sisters” at a picnic on the lower
All Salemites will attend the Home
Moravian church Sunday morning
at eleven o’clock. Mrs. Rondthaler
will lead the new students on a
tour of the interesting and histori
cal spots on the Salem campus Sun
day afternoon. The Student Govern
ment Association and the Y. W. C.
A. will be hostess to all new Salem
students at a tea Sunday afternoon
from four to five in the Day Student
Orientation week began Monday,
September ' 17, with registration of
all freshmen froni nine to five.
Dr. Ifonjdtlialer ^velconled new stu
dents with a brief talk at seven
Monday night in the Old Chapel,
ifonday night all new students were
entertained by the Student Govern
ment Association at a party in the
basement of Bitting. Bridge, char
ades, and games were enjoyed and
cokes and j>retzels were served. The
party ended with a floor show in
cluding Coit Eedfearn, Helen Slye,
Sarah Haltiwanger, and Salem’s Can-
Can Girls, Nancy Snyder, Ticka
Senter, Meredith^ Boaze, Senora
Lindsey, Mary Lou Stack, and Mary
Between tests Tuesday morning
ihe senior advisers served lemonade
to new students. Tuesday night Miss
Bonney spoke to all new students.
The I. R. S. entertained the fresh
men with an informal bridge party
and bingo in the gymnasium Wed
nesday night. Before sandwiches,
punch, cookies, and nuts were served
Peggy Witherington introduced the
officers of the major organizations
and they in turn told the new stu
dents about each of their organiza
Friday was highlighted by a com
munity sing sponsored by the Y".
Results from the Sophomore Tests
which were given last spring were
released, by Miss Hixson this week.
Ann Folger, BHlie Rose Beckeidite,
and Rosamund Putzel led their class
with the highest general scores.
Frances Law, Martha Lou Heitman,
Carol Beckwith, Mary Hunter Hack
ney, Ann Barber, Phyllis Johnson,
and Hallie McLean were next in
line for highest general scores.
In the general culture tests the
highest scores were made by Rosa-,
niund Putzel, Billie Rose Beckerdite,
Ann Folger, Martha Lou HeitmaTi,
Frances Law, Alice Carmichael,
Carol Beckwith, Bernice Bunn, and
Mary Hunter ■ Hackney.
Hallie McLean, Ann Folger, Becky
Clapp, Billie Rose Beckerdite, Ann
Barber, Phyllis Johnson, Mary
Hunter Hackney, Carol Beckwith,
Frances Law, and Joanne Swasey
were high scorers for the contempor
ary affairs test. The political and
military events test, part of con
temporary affairs test, was topped
by Hallie McLean, Carol Beckwith,
and Billie Rose Beckerdite. Emmie
(Cont. on page five)
The largest group of boarding
students ever to enroll at Salem
College totals 27:i this year. From
nineteen states come ninty-one new
students. Ninty-nine are freshmen
and fourteen are transfers. The
total number of students enrolled
at Salem this year including board
ers and day students is about 350.
Sixty of the new students are
taking a A. B. course, thirty art?
taking B. S. courses, and six or
seven are takihg a B. M. course.
The psychology and English scores
for this year’s new students were
higher than those of last year.
Richard Harkness, commentator,
will be jtho first of the' five out
standing personalities to appear on
the Salem College 1945-194ti lecture
series. Tickets for the series are in
cluded in the student budget paid
on registration day. Today the mem
bership was opened to the public
with a season ticket selling for
Harkness, NBC’s Washington com
mentator will speak on October 8
on the subject, “Do We Get the
Truth From Washington?’’
Miss Jeanne Welty, monodramatist
who writes and acts her own plays,
will appear on Monday, December
The New York Times’ chief cor
respondent in the Far East before
Pearl Harbor, Hallett Abend, will
be the third lecturer. He is now
traveling in China and will speak on
“My Fifteen Years in the Orient’’
when he appears here Fobruary 5.
Dr. Gerald Wendt, science editor
of Time ^Magazine, science consul
tant of Time, Life, and Fortune,
and editor of Science Illustrated
will speak on ‘ ‘ Science on tlie
March”, on March 4.
On April 11, Edward Weeks,
editor of The Atlantic Monthly
will discuss “New Books on the
Dr. Henry Grady Owens, who re
cently resigned his professorship
at Salem College, has accepted a
position on the faculty of Furman
University, Greenville, S. C., as
associate professor of education and
director of Summer School.
The degree of Doctor of Philo
sophy in English Education was re
cently conferred on Dr. Owens from
New Y'ork University, where he
received his masters’ degree in 1935.
Dr. Owens’ dissertation for his
doctor’s degree was “Social Thought
and Criticism of Paul Green.”
Since 19.37 Dr. Owen had been a
member of tfie Salem College faculty,
as professor of education.' Before
that time he was principal of High
Point High School.
j|( Kighteen additions have been
made to the faculty and staff of
Three new members have been
added to the faculty of the music
department of Salem College. Mrs.
Elizabeth Hamrick will fill the
teaching position created by the
resignation of Mr. Clifford Bair,
and Miss Mary E. Coons will re
place Miss Elizabeth Johnston as
accompanist for the music depart
ment. Miss .fohnson will instruct in
ilrs. Hamrick comes to Salem from
WCTTNC. She was head of the voice
der>artment. Mrs. Hamrick, who
has been a popular soloist in
churches of all denominations
throughout the state, will direct the
Salem College Choral Ensemble in
addition to her position as assistant
Iirofessor of 'voice.
Miss Coons was graduated from
St. Mary’s in Raleigh in 1943 and
entered Salem as a junior. She re
ceived a B. JI. degree with a
maor in piano last spring. Dur
ing her two years iit Salem,* she was
active in numerous student organi-
/.ations and represented the music
department at the Fine Arts Forum
held at Woman’s College.
Miss Marjorie Roach received her
B. S. and j\I. A. from Columbia.
She has also attended the T’niver-
sity of New York, Chicago tlniver-
sity, and Juillard School of Music.
Miss Roach taught in Maryland,
hut her last college position was
Milwaukee-Downer College. Miss
Roitcli, who will teach public school
music and the history of music,
is from Lynchburg, Virginia. She
replaces iliss Evangeline Tubbs.
Miss Elizabeth Hedgecock, who
graduated from Salem with a B. S.
degree, is an .Assistant ^ Professor of
Home Economics. Miss Hedgecock,
who is from Kernersville, did grad
uate teaching at the hospital at the
University of Boston.
Administration Appoints Many
•Vmong the new teachers appoint
ed by the .-\dministration is Miss
Emily Mijrgaret Horton of Arkansas
for the modern language department.
She has studied at Arkansas
State Teachers College, Duko Uni
versity, and the ITniversity of.
North Carolina, where she received
her Master's degree this summer.
]\rr. Kenneth Evett, a graduate
of State College of Colorado, has
been appointed assistant professor
of art. Mr. Evett received his M.
A. in art from the Colorado College
at' Colorado Springs. Since th'ijt
time he has instructed in high schools
and the. Vesper School of Art in
In the department of English Miss
.Tosephine Wible has been appointed ■
as speech teacher and dramatic
coach for the coming year. Miss
Wible received her A. B. degree at
Ohio Wesleyan University, where
she did graduate work. In 1940
Miss Wible received her M. A. de-
(Cont. on page four)
Dies In Hawaii
Miss Mary Duncan Mc.\.nally, as
sociate librarian of Saleni College,
on leave with the United States
A r m y, died on Oahu Island,
Hawaii, July 25,
A graduated of Salem College, Miss
McAnally did graduate work a,t the
University of Nprth Carolina and
at Columbia University. She join
ed the library staff ,here in 1937,
was given a leave of absence in
January 1943, and had been chief
librarian at the U. g. Army base
in Honolulu for four months at the
time of her death.