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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 31, 1950
Number 1 9
Dr. Gramley Filches Funds
To Be Added
The Board of Trustees has an
nounced a new course to be added
to the curriculum of Salem College.
This course, The Fine Points of La
Ballet, will include a series of lec
tures involving the methods of the
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo under
the reign of Sergei Diaghilev, an
understanding of the music of Rus
sian modernists—particularly Stra
vinsky, Prolofiev, Ravel, and Rim-
sky-Korsakov, a brief account of
the works of Picasso, Matisse and
Braque, and basic training in form
and movement from the patterns
of Ida Rubinstein, Alexandrina,
Pavlovitch and Martha Graham.
Both the lectures and labs will
be conducted by that eminent pro
fessor of dance. Czar B. BaKour-
ngrad, the fifth great-grandchild of
Catherine the Great. Salem Col
lege is indeed fortunate to secure
a man of the versatility of the Czar.
The Czar has recently published
a volume on the life and times of
Diaghilev with comments on the
musical history of his native Rus
sia. The publication is enriched
by various water color designs of
costumes, sets, the five points and
self portraits—all of which he him
self has e.xecuted. His composition.
Ode, has been widely acclaimed
throughout France and Arkansas.
Czar Balfourngrad has danced with
America’s top artists and was the
third Moor from the left end in
the Metropolitian’s recent perfor
mance of Aida.
Lectures will be held in room one
on the first floor of Main Hall at
1:30, T.. T., & S. The labs (three
each week) are scheduled in the
Old Chapel at 6:30 A. M. in order
that the Czar may have fresh and
The Board of Trustees wishes to
make clear that this. course will be
a splendid background for all who
wish to make ballet a vocation.
Additional 'information may be ob
tained f r o,m Miss Simpson any
Dr. Todd, head of the English
Department at Salem College, will
speak at the daily meeting of the
Good Friends of the Salem College
Library. The meeting vvill be held
Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 p. m.
Dr. Todd will review recent books
including an unexpurgated edition
of Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H.
Lawrence and Let Love Come Last
by Taylor Caldwell. The speaker
will also comment briefly on For
ever Amber and Doll Tearsheet.
A local Winstonian has given first
editions and old dusty manuscripts
for exhibit. Miss Siewers urges all
students to take advantage of this
opportunity to examine the old
dusty manuscripts. “The manu
scripts, w'hich are old and dusty,
will be of special interest to En
glish majors,” Miss Siewers stated.
Todd, who has spent much time
examining the dusty old manu
scripts said, “I agree with Miss
Siewers—I do not want the girls
lo miss anything.”
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The room pictured above is an example which will be followed in the redecorating of all dormitory rooms.
Renovation will begin immediately.
Stevie Gramley, well known off
spring about Salem campus, spoke
at 10:20 Tliursday morning in
chapel on his hobby of coin-collect
ing. Mr. Gramley had just returned
from tlie Fiji Islands where he
spent many hours digging in the
sand piles for strange and bewilder
ing coins used by persons living in
generations before him.
Mr. Gramley began his talk wuth
his trip over to the Fijis on the
“Good Ship Lollipop”. He stated
that he was received royally by the
natives of the island. He said
“Every four hours on the dot T
was treated with animal crackers
and soda pop—ah! how delicious”.
Each night before going to bed Mr.
Gramley along with other scient
ists on the island sat around in cir
cles and played, “Thimble, thimble,
who’s .got the thimble”. Onr
speaker explained that this game
sometimes became very involved
and brought about deep concentra
tion because of the difference be
tween the American thimble and
the Fijian .thimble. He further ex
plained that the Fijian thimble vvas
only 456/1000 milimeters which
causes some strain on the eye.
The coin-collector stated that he
became very much interested in a
strange coin that he believed to
have belonged to our ancestors.
But file odd thing about this coin
was that he did not have to dig
for it, but found it locked in a
trunk of one of the black mammies
on the island. On inquiring fur-
ther into the matter, he asked the
mammy t he whats and w h e r e s
about this queer money. Mr. Gram-
ley was some what amused and
confused by mammy’s reply. She
is quoted as saying, “All I can say,
suh, is save your confederate money,
mastah, cause the South’s gonna
After a delightful four hour chat
on his collection our speaker gasped
“water”, and collapsed on the stage.
Chapel was dismissed with the re
cessional, “Day is Done, Gone the
Rooms To Be
Dr. Gramley announced today
that the Board of Trustees voted
to redecorate all of the dorm rooms
at their meeting held last 'Wednes
day night in Mr. Lawrence’s work
shop. The final draft of the plans
of the Redecorating Committee ap
pointed in 1937 was accepted.
The Board voted to put drapes,
rugs, sofa, armchair, blond wood
secretary and flourescent study
lamps, and a blond wood bed in
The Redecorating Committee, in
order to allow for individual dif
ferences, made a suggestion that
different color schemes be used.
The most favored one was walls of
chartreuse, royal blue drapes and
rugs, maroon sofa, and pink arm
chair. It was suggested that these
rooms might be especially appeal
ing to the freshmen who need a
liomelike atmosphere during their
first year at college.
After the report was given, the
Board of Trustees gave a round of
applause for the work of the com
mittee. Dr. Gramley commented
that this was the first thing that
the Board had given all year. He
then stated (and we quote), “Thank
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President Gramley, since his ar
rival at Salem in July, has filched
$6,000,464.38 of Salem’s money. This
information was revealed to the
Salemite by tlie Student Committee
on Disclosing Faculty Activities.
All details concerning Dr. Gram-
ley’s activities were not available.
However, it was discovered by
Robert Graj- that Dr. Gramley has
liidden tlie money in the historic
coffee pot on South Main Street.
Mary Turner Rule and Norman
jarrard, co-chairmen of the com
mittee, uncovered other faculty
Dr. Smith has been discovered to
be a card-carrying member of the
Communist Party; she is the dau
ghter of “Mother” Bloor and the
aunt of Judith Coplon. Dr. Smith
learned German in order that she
might read Das Kapitas in the
Dr. Todd has been exposed as
being addicted to reefers. He has
set up an opium den in the faculty
To Play Here
Tommy Dorsey and his band will
be here for the Junior-Senior April
15. Clinky Clinkscales and the lun-
ior Class made this announcement
today and extended an invitation to
Mr. Dorsey will arrive on campus
April lOth. He is coming early in
order to get a list of the campus
song hits. The band will be avail
able for requests that week.
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Dr. Singer has been indicted for
professing the Epicurean philoso
phy and giving out free 'copies of
the “Rubaiyat of Omar Kyam” to
all his students.
Rev. Sawyer will soon be brought
before the committee to defend him
self against charges that he is teach
ing the theory of evolution to his
Miss Jess Byrd, avid reader of
John Dewey, has been apprehended
for teaching progressive education
in her classes. She is charged with
encouraging vandalism on the part
of the students.
Dean Hixson is charged with
advocating the Back to Nature
Movement on Salem campus. She
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Welch Performs On Zither;
Psychologists Left In Dither
I. R. S. Reveals
The I. R. S. met last 'Wednesday
in the balcony of Memorial Hall
to plan next year’s activities.
The first project will be a campus
sight-seeing tour for Freshmen on
one of Winston-Salem’s new
double-decker buses. After all
points of interest have been visited,
a short meeting will be held to ex
change Davidson telephone numbers.
The Council agreed to use the
thousand dollars from this year’s
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Memorial Hall was the scene of
a zither recital Saturday night at
8:33. Dr. Elizabeth Welch, the ac
claimed concert zitherist, fascinated
a full house. Her ushers were
Doris Spangenburg, Lucia Karnes,
Judy Samson, Eloise Baynes and
Frank P. Hulme. The latter flew
from Bulgaria to attend the recital.
Dr. Welch wore a pea-green vel
veteen evening skirt, a chartreuse
satin blouse with a plunging neck
line and puffed sleeves, and a red-
dyed ermine box jacket slung cas
ually over her shoulders. Her only
ornaments were matching pin and
earrings of beaten silver in the
shape of shrunken heads, a gift of
an Aztec Indian chief, one of her
Memorial Hall was banked with
flowers from prominent educators,
phychiatrists, psychoanalyts, and
psychologists from all over the
United States and twenty-five for
eign countries including Buncombe
County. Her first bouquet was of
baby’s breath centered with onion
blossoms. Her second bouquet was
a cascading crescent of spirea.
Her zithered selections were:
Moon Over Manteo Scott
“My heart was sad and lonely,
For you I sighed, for you, dear,
Why didn’t you see it?”
Overture to Lee Edwards
Prelude to Frustration
What Is This Thing Called Dan-
ziger’s How Subtle!
Fugue Resist in C Sharp
Her last selection was her own
composition, Maladjustment in D
flat Minor—with occasional modu
lations to major arpeggios.