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Thirteenth President To Be
Graham and Rondthaler to
Speak at Ceremonies.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C.,"Friday, April 21, 1950
Gramley To Be Inaugurated
SENATOR FRANK GRAHAM
To Be Installed
Installation of the new officers
will be held next Tuesday, April
25 in chapel. Those who are to be
installed are the new Stee Gee of
ficers, presidents of the major or
ganizations, presidents of the classes
and chief marshal.
Winkle Harris, Jane K r a u s s,
Margaret Thomas, and Alice Blake
Dobson are the members of the
Student Government to be instal
led. Lucy Harper, president of I.
R. S., Clinky Clinkscales, A. A.
president. Sis Pooser,' Sights and
Insights editor, Clara Belle Le-
Grand, Salemite editor, and Mary
Faith Carson, president of the “Y”,
are those to be installed of the
major organizations'. The Pierret
tes’ president will also be installed.
Cammy Lovelace, president of Sen
ior Class, Ann Sprinkle, president
of Junior Class, and Marilyn Sam
uel, Sophomore Class president, are
to be installed as class officers.
Martha Bowman will be installed
as chief marshal.
Many Special Guests
Dr. Frank Graham \vill be among
the special guests at the Inaugural
Ceremonies this w'eek-end. Dr.
Graham will speak at a luncheon
tomorrow in the Salem College Re
Other guests will be Reverend
Howard E. Rondthaler, former pre
sident of Salem College and Aca
demy ; Reverend Mark Depp, Rec-
lor of Saint Paul’s Episcopal
Church; Clyde A. Erwin, Superin
tendent of Winston-Salem City
Schools; Reverend Robert A. Pot
ter, President of the Winston-
Salem Ministers’ Association; P-
Huber Hanes, Jr., President of the
Chamber of Commerce; Reid Sta-
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Senator Frank P. Graham and
Bishop Howard E. Rondthalei; will
be the principal speakers at the
inaugural luncheon and laying of
the cornerstone of the new science
building tomorrow afternoon,
The luncheon will be held at
1 :00 p.m. in Corrin Refectory. R.
-Arthur Spaugh, a member of the
Executive Committee of the Board
of Trustees, will preside. The in
vocation will be given by the pastor
of the Fries Memorial church and
member of the Salem College fac
ulty, Reverend Edwin A. Sawyer.
The Honorable Frank P. Graham,
United States Senator from North
Carolina, will then deliver the main
address of the occasion.
Bishop Howard E. Rondthaler,
past president of Salem Academy
and College, will be the principal
speaker at the laying of the corner
stone of the new science building
at 3:00 p.m. The Right Reverend
J. Kenneth Pfohl, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, will preside
over the ceremony.
The Right Reverend Howard E.
Rondthaler will deliver the main
address. The laying of the corner
stone will be done by the Right
Reverend J. Kenneth Pfohl. He
will be assisted by members of the
Board of Trustees—The Right Re
verend Howard E. Rondthaler; Dr.
Agnew H. Bahnson, Sr.; Clark S.
Starbuck and Louis F. Owen, chair
man and member o ftlie Committee
on Buildings and Grounds of the
Board; and Gordon Gray, Presi
dent of the University of North
Carolina. The prayer will be led
by the Reverend J. Howard Chad
wick, pastor of the Fairview Mo
The cornerstone is a gift of Mr.
C. Binder, manager of the J. D.
Sargent Granite Co. of Mt. Airy.
Mr. Binder has had three daugh
ters to attend Salem. The copper
box which will be placed in the
cornerstone is a gift of Mr. Agnew
H, Bahnson, Jr. of the Bahnson
Engineering Co. of Winston-Salem.
Afnong the articles to be contained
in the box are: copies of the cur
rent College and Academy cata
logues, The Twin City Sentinel for
April 21, The Winston-Salem Jour
nal for April 22, the Salem College
Viewbook for 1949, the Salemite for
April 21, 1950. a formal invitation to
the inaugural ceremony, a letter of
invitation to the ceremony that was
sent to the out of town alumnae
of the College and Academy, a
program for the day of inaugura
tion, a list of donors to the science
building, a floor plan of the build-
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11:00 a.m.—I n s t a 11 a t i o n of Dr.
Gramley as president of Salem.
Academy and College. Home
1 :00 p.m.—Luncheon for delegates
and special guests. Corrin Re
3 :(X) p.m.—Cornerstone laying cere
mony. Site of the new science
3:30-5:30 p.m.—Open House. Salem
8:00-10:00 p.m.—Inaugural recep
tion. Corrin Refectory.
Dr. Dale Gramley will be inaugurated tomorrow, April 22, as the
thirteenth President of Salem College. The inauguration will take
place at 11:00 a.m. in the Home Moravian Church.
Peter Taylor, short story writer
and Professor of Creative Writing
at Woman’s College, will conduct
a forum in writing on Thursday,
May 11 for Miss Byrd’s Advanced
Mr. Taylor, who was former
head of the Department of Crea
tive Writing at Indiana University,
has published a volume of short
stories, A Long Fourth and Other
Stories. Many of his recent stories
have appeared in magazines, such
as the New Yorker.
Mr. Taylor is living in Hillsboro
while working on a novel, and com
mutes to Greensboro several times
a week for his classes in‘writing
at Woman’s College. In the forum,
he will. analyze compositions by
Salem students, and will discuss
principles of creative writing.
Miss Byrd’s advanced composi
tion class has submitted papers to
the 1950 Atlantic Monthly contest.
The purpose of the competition is
to stimulate and encourage college
Each student sent in 'either an
essay or a short story. The class
is composed of Dale Smith, Wini
fred Harris, Lee Rosenbloom,- Nor
man Jarrai-d, Wylma Pooser, Betty
Beal, Betty Leppert, and Polly
The three winners of the nation
wide contest will receive $100, and
the prize selections will be an
nounced in the June issue of the
Atlantic. The works submitted are
to have- been written during the
In the past, Salem has had girls
place prominently in the contest.
There have been several among
the best twenty entries and some
who have received honorable
Over one hundred and fifty re
presentatives from Universities and
Colleges, Junior Colleges and Pre
paratory Schools, and learned and
professional societies will be here
for the Presidential Inauguration
of Dr. Dale H. Gramley this week
Among the representatives of
the Universities and Colleges are
several presidents of the institu
tions and several members of the
Salem College faculty. President
Raymond S. Haupert will represent
the Moravian College and Theolo
gical Seminary, President Foye G.
Gibson will represent Emory and
Henry College; President John R.
Cunningham will represent David
son College; President Arthur Hol
lis Edens will represent Duke Uni
versity; President Luther L. Gob-
bel will represent Greensboro Col
lege; President Alvin R. Keppel
will represent Catawba College;
President Harry V. Masters will
represent Albright College; Presi
dent Francis L. Atkins will repre
sent Winston-Salem Teachers Col
lege; President Marshall Scott
Woodson will represent Flora Mac
donald College; and President Den
nis H. C^ooke will represent High
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Mr. P. Huber Hanes, Jr., presi
dent of the Winston-Salem Cham
ber of Commerce, has announced
that the annual meeting will be
held this year in the Club Dining
Room of Salem College Refectory
on .April 28 at 7 p. m. In addition
,4o the regular Winston-Salem mem
bers, a number of out-of-town
Chamber of Commerce executives
throughout North Carolina have
been invited to attend this dinner
meeting. Senator Clyde R. Hoey
will be the guest speaker.
Dr. Dale H. Gramley will be
inaugurated as the thirteenth Pre
sident of Salem Academy and Col
lege tomorrow, April 22,' at 11
o’clock in the Home M^o r a v i a n
The academic procession will
form a half hour before the ser
vices. Mr. Roy Campbell, asso
ciate professor of science and col
lege marshal, will lead the proces
sion. Approximately 220 persons,
representing universities, colleges,
honorary societies and organiza
tions will march in the procession.
These guests will go to the Home
C h u r c h. Other guests will be
seated in Memorial Hall, where
they will hear the inaugurafion by
a public address system.
Mr. Francis Fries Willingham,
chairman' of the E.xecutive Com
mittee of the Board of Trustees
will preside over the installation
services. Grand March from “Aida”
by Verdi will be used as the pro
cessional with Miss Margaret Var-
dell at the organ. After the pro
cessional the congregation will join
in singing the hymn “O Lord Of
All Being”. They will also join in
the responsive reading of The
Deum Laudamus, lead by the Re
verend R. Gordon Spaugh, pastor
of the Home Moravian Church.
The Choral Ensemble, under the
direction of Mr. Paul W. Peterson,
will sing “The Lord, Most Holy”
Greetings will be given to the
new President from the community,
Moravian educational institutes.
Council of Church Related Col
leges, and the State Department
of Instruction. The Reverend
Mark Depp, pastor of the Centen
ary Methodist Church, will bring
the greetings from the community.
The Moravian Educational Insti
tutions will have their best wishes
brought by Dr. Raymond P. Hau
pert, who is president of Moravian
College and Theological Seminary.
Dr. Luther L. Gobbel, president of
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On Old Salem
The proposed restoration of Old
Salem was discussed at a Town
Meeting at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,
April 20 in Memorial Hall. Ver
non Geddy, executive vice-president
of the Colonial Williamsburg pro
ject, was the speaker.
Mr. Geddy’s subject was “What
Can the Restoration of Old Salem'"
Mean to You?” After his address
a question and answer period was
‘ Old Salem, Inc. ’ sponsored his
appearance here. This is a re
cently organized corporation which
plans to bring about the restora
tion of the local Moravian com
On Friday, April 28, the Ameri
can Veterans of World War II will
sponsor the opera Carmen. Under
the auspices of the Boston Grand
Opera companjq music lovers are
guaranteed a thrilling, exciting and
romantic performance which will be
backed by a brilliant cast and p
symphony orchestra chorus.