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The Pierrettes inducted twelve
To these future Bernhardts,
Congratulations we render.
Salem Collese, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 12, 1951
The Pierrettes held their first
major induction Thursday morn
ing, January 11. The ceremony
took place during the regularly
scheduled assembly period.
Polly Hartle, president of the
club, recognized the officers and
talked about the purpose of the
organization of the Pierrettes. This
is the first year the Pierrettes
have worked as a major organi
zation, and the first year that a
limited formal induction has taken
All old Pierrettes on stage were
dressed in black robes and gold
masks. New inductees were called
to the stage by Lee Rosenbloom
and Florence Cole, who stood on
either side of the stage. The new
members were presented with
lighted candles by their sponsors.
Black and gold ribbons were pin
ned on each new member, and they
were presented with membership
Members were elected by secret
voting by the club members. Quali
fications for membership are in
terest, enthusiasm and participa
tion. Those who have appeared in
plays are automatically inducted.
The new members are as follows;
Cary Borges, Mary Susan Leonard,
Nancy Ann Ramsey, Violeta Cas
tro, Catherine B i r c k e 1, Erika
Huber, Phyllis Tierney, Edith
Tesch, Peggyanne Alderman, Adri
enne McCutcheon, Carmen Johns
ton, and Patsy Crawford.
A program was held in their
honor at 7‘.00 Thursday night.
Stanley Johnson gave a talk and
demonstration on theatrical make
up to the entire Pierrette group.
.'\n informal partv was held im
Dr. Smith Will
Dr. Minnie j. Smith, Professor
of Classical Languages, will read a
paper entitled “Ethioverbalism to
the Faculty Research Group at
7:30 p.m., Monday, January 15 in
Bitting living room.
“Ethioverbalism” is a phrase
coined by Dr. Smith to include
many of the Negro expressions
which she has read in the local
newspapers. Her talk will cover
these expressions from a socio
Reading Day is Thursday, Jan
uary 16. Exams will begin the
next day and continue through Fri
day, January 26. The exam sche
dule has been posted in Main Hall
and no changes have been made.
Physical education exams will be
given at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., Jan
The Freshmen met with Miss
Hixson Wednesday afternoon in
Old Chapel. The group discussed
regulations concerning Reading
Day and exams.
No work for first semester may
be handed in after 6 p.m. Wednes
day, the day before Reading Day.
No grades on exams or for the
semester will be given out by any
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Grainger To Play
Percy Grainger, - pianist, will be
guest artist with the Winston-
Salem Symphony Orchestra in their
second winter concert at 8:30 p.m.
on Thursday, February 1 in Rey
Sara Ellen Honeycutt, Salem
senior, will accompany the orches
tra during rehearsals.
William Laurence, Science Editor of the New York Times, talks to two Salem students, Clara Belle
LeGrand and Ann Sprinkle, before speaking in Memorial Hall Monday night on “Atomic Energy in a
Peaceful World.” He was the second speaker in the 1950-51 Salem College Lecture Series.
Ballet Theatre, an American bal
let company, co-directed by Lucia
Chase and Oliver Smith, will ap
pear here at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
January 16 in Reynolds Memorial
The Ballet Theatre will present
the following program:
Theme and Variations
Fall River Legend
Judgment of Paris
Yugoslavian-born Igor Youske
vitch and Nora Kaye, who was ap
prenticed to the Metropolitan
Opera Ballet school at the age of
nine, will head the hundred-mem
ber troupe in Tuesday night’s per
Everywhere it ai)peared in Eu
rope, Ballet Theatre was hailed for
tiie originality and vitality of its
largely American-style repertoire,
for its vitality, precision and dis
cipline, 'and the youth and good-
looks of its performers.
Lucia Chase, co-director of the
Ballet Theatre and principal dan
cer of the company, will appear in
“Judgment of Paris”. “I want
ballet to mean to Americans what
Russian ballet means to Russians,”
Miss Chase declares. She also
notes that Ballet Theatre pioneered
with ballet-on-television in this
country in the spring of 1949 when
it appeared over NBC-TV.
DK Gramley Travels
North For Salem
Dr. Gramley, in the course of a
six-day trip, represented Salem at
several meetings this week.
He attended the New York Al
umnae Club meeting at the Bark
ley Hotel Sunday, January 6.
He attended the American Asso
ciation of Colleges meeting in At
lantic City Monday through Wed
On Wednesday afternoon he was
a guest at the Philadelphia Alum
nae Club meeting at fhe home of
Mrs. Gilbert Frye. Mrs. Ffye is a
trustee of Salem and the mother
bf a Salem freshman, Eleanor Frye.
In Bethlehem Wednesday nip-ht,
he attended the Moravian Ed
ucators meeting. This meeting was
concerned with planning the edu
cational phase of the Ounicentiniel
anniversary of the Moravian
Church to be held in 1957.
Dr. Gramley met with the col
lege planner in Philadelphia on
Thursday to discuss the long-term
planning program for Salem.
Gifts to Salem totalling $10,900
were announced by Dr. Gramley at
a faculty meeting January 5.
The money is to be used for gen
eral endowment, scholarship en
dowmenl and library' endowment.
The appointment of tliree people
to the staff of the college was
also announced by Dr. Gramley.
Mrs. A. Bahnson Efird, A. B.,
M. A., a member of the Wiley
school staff, will be a lecturer in
elementary education for the se
cond semester. She is a Salem
Mrs. Allene W. Hunter, B. S.,
will be an assistant in home eco
nomics for the second semester.
She will teach two courses in cloth
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New members of the Honor So
ciety and Dean’s List for the first
semester will be announced in as
sembly February 1. This will be
the first assembly of the second
semester and is designated as
The Honor Society has been a
campus organization since 1937,
when it was set up for the purpose
of recognizing and fostering scho
larship. Those students are eli
gible who have completed at least
5 semester’s work with one-fourth
of their work A grade, C grades
balanced by A’s, and no more than
6 hours of D grades. Faculty mem
bers who graduated cum laude or
are members of Phi Beta Kappa
are also eligible.
Dean’s List is based on a B plus
average for one semester’s work.
Scorpions To Honor
Mrs. Amy R. Heidbreder, Dean
of Women, will be honored at a
coffee in the living room of Bit
ting at 8:00 tonight. Members of
the Order of the Scorpion will be
All women of the faculty and
staff and wives of men faculty and
staff have been invited to attend.
To Be Offered
Regisi ration for the second se
mester will be from 2 until 5 p.m.
on Monday, January 29. Tlie re
gular ])rocedure will be followed,
and all fees must Ire paid before
a student can register.
Two courses that were planned
for second semester have been can
celled. These courses are Oral In
terpretation (English 112) and
Greek and Latin Literature in
Translation (Latin 200).
Registration has been closed in
two other courses—Food Prepara
tion (Home Ec. 212) and American
Government (History 211). Jun
iors already enrolled in History 211
may be asked to change to another
One course entirely new to Salem
will be offered next semester. It
is the Principles of Physical Sci
ence. (Physics 201). The class will
be tauglil by Mr. French. It is a
eonrse about the science of today,
and atomic energy will be dis
cussed. Topics will be taken from
the fields of astronomy, geology,
physics and chemistry. Little scien
tific i)reparation is required on the
part of the student, and no mathe
matical aspects are included. This
course may be counted as a group
requirement of mathematics and
science or may be taken as a gen
eral elective by upper classmen.
Fundamentals of Speech will
again be offered in the second sem
ester. This course is primarily for
freshmen and sophomores.
Workshop PlayTo Be
The Theatre Arts Class will pre
sent a workshop play at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 17 in Old
The play, a Spanish drama, con
cerns the revolt of five daughters
against the tyranny of a domineer
The performance is open to all
students, with a special invitation
to the faculty, drama enthusiasts
and Spanish scholars. Due to the
unusual staging, the audience will
have to be limited. Those who
wish to see the pla^ should sign
up OTh the bulletin board iutside
Miss Reigner’s office.
The production will be followed
by oral criticism and a question
period between the actors and the
The set has been especially de-
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As Peace Aid
“.'\toraic energy makes it possible
for man to make the earth into a
place of abundance and happiness,”
slated Dr. William Laurence, sci
ence writer for the New York
Times, in a lecture given in Mem
orial Hall Monday night.
Speaking on “What Atomic En
ergy Can Do to Build A New
Peaceful World,” Dr. Laurence
said that he was assuming from the
beginning that there would be a
Actuall}', the atomic bomb is
now maintaining peace by prevent
ing Russia from attacking Europe.
Fear from possible atomic attack
from Russia is unfounded. Al
though they have the bomb, “com
pared with what we have, what
they have is insignificant.”
Dr. Laurence explained simply
and clearly the fundamental work
ings of both the atomic bomb and
the hydrogen bomb, which the U.
S. is now developing. He was
chosen to explain the atomic bomb
to the lay public because of his
ability to present complicated sci
entific facts with simplicity.
Atomic energy has numerous
possibilities for peacetime utili
zation. Radio-active elements can
he used in medicine to cure var
ious diseases, among them, cancer
of the thyroid gland.
Another use of this energy i.s
studying the processes of life. If
the process of photosynthesis, for
example, could he discovered, man
would he able to manufacture food
and thus reduce starvation.
This energy can also be utilized
as a fuel for submarines, trains and
ships. Lastly, it can he used to
turn uninhabitable regions, such as
deserts, tropics and the Arctic, into
productive and useful areas.
William B. Todd, head of the
English Department at Salem, has
been recently appointed secretary
of the Bibliographical Group of the
Modern Language Association.
The Modern Language Associa
tion is made up of scholars, editors
and professors who are interested
in the literature of modern lan
guages. Annual meetings are held
at large cities where members
gather to discuss new advances, re
searches and interpretations of lit
The Bibliographical Group, how
ever, does not deal with aesthetic
values. Its concern is to trace
changes in an author’s text as it
is transferred from hook to book
by different writers, and to find
out what the original author’s
meaning really was. Due to mis
prints, editor’s interpretations and
upstart pressmen who think they
know more than the writer, an
author’s ideas as he set them down
in 1700 may be completely differ
ent when they come out in 1951
after havine traveled through six
or eight different books.
Dr. Todd, as secretary of the
Bibliographical Group, will handle
correspondence, heln arrange meet
ings and continue his work in 18th
century English literature.
A musical program will be given
by Bennie Joe Michael and other
music majors at vesper services at
6:30 p.m. Sunday evening in the
basement of Bitting.
Miss Evabelle Covington, head of
the sociology and economics de
partment, will speak at the last
vesper program of the semester
Sunday, January 21, in the Day
Students Center at 6:30 p.m.