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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 4, 1955
General Romulo To Talk
On’America’sStake In Asia’
' At a dinner on Monday, Feb. 7, preceding the second of the Salem
.'College Lecture Series, General Carlos P. Romulo will be entertained
by the Lecture Committee in the Club Dining Room.
General Romulo, renowned authority on international relations, will
speak in Memorial Hall at 8:30 on “America’s Stake in Asia.” After-
"Wards, the International Relations Club will entertain the lecturer at a
coffee in the Friendship Rooms of Strong.
According to Miss Jess Byrd,
chairman of the Lecture Committee,
several special guests have been, I
invited to the dinner for General
iRomulo. In addition to members
of the Lecture Committee, the
j^uest list includes the following:
mittee are: Miss Edith Kirkland,
Mrs. Kate Pyron, Miss Margaret,
Barrier, Miss Elizabeth Ann Col
lett, Mr. Warren Spencer, Mr. ,
Edwin Shewmake, Mrs. Henry
Blackwell (Academy) ; Mrs. Rich
ard Shore and Mrs. Burton Craige;
Betty Lynn Wilson, Rosanne Vvbr-
thington, Agnes Rennie, Mary Ben
ton Royster, Nancy Gilchrist,. „ ...
Audrey Bindley, Gayle Cooper m Enghsh.
(Academy), and Miriam Quarles. 1 ,
General Romulo graduated with I Geraldine I
. , r .T . •, ! of religious education at the hirst
an A.B. degree from the University w;„=ton-
of the Philippines and received his i
M. A. from Columbia University.
The Philippine Foreign Ministry:
recently appointed General Romulo!
The President’s office has an
nounced three additions to the
Salem College faculty. Miss Ann
Shealy was named. instructor in
English; Miss Geraldine I. Grady
was added to the religion depart
ment; and to the home economics
department is added Mrs. Polly-
anna Gordon Stewart.
Miss Shealy, whose home is in
Lexington, S. C., will teach some
of the courses taught last semester
Todd. She received a B. A.
degree from Winthrop College, her
M. A. from the University of South
Carolina, and she has done more
than a year’s graduate study at the
University of Tennessee toward a
the faculty is
Carlos P. Romulo
• Mr. and Mrs. Carroll A. Peabody
(Mr. Carroll is a former teacher
Jjof General Romulo); Major-Gen-
(I'eral Joe N. Dalton; Miss Leo Pal-
pallatok, doctor in the research de-,
partment of Bowman Gray; Mr.
Jjjand Mrs. Wallace Carroll; Mr. and
JMrs. Reed Sarratt; Mr. and Mrs.
^Meade Willis; and Salem foreign
l^istudents, Erlinda Aubueg, Maria-
berg,Innes Astorga, and Gull-Marie
Tickets for General Romulo’s
lecture, achieving greater signifi-
.t,’’ cance because of the current crisis
J in the Far East, are being sought
by persons in the Winston-Salem
area. And General Romulo ^is in
S;' demand for television and radio
Si'appearances on local stations.
y Members of the Lecture Com-
I Operatic Star
chairman of the Philippine dele
gation to the United Nations.
The holder of honorary degrees . .
from 12 American universities and j ^
colleges, including Harvard and
Boston University, General Romulo
is a Pulitzer Prize winner in
Journalism. In addition to the
prize-winning series of articles on
a pre-war trip through the Far
East, he has written five American
best-selling novels. Two of these
are set during World War II when
General Romulo served as General
McArthur’s aide-de-camp on Ba
taan, Corregidor, and Australia.
Awarded the Congressional
Medal of Honor by the Congress,
of the Philippines, the General has
more than a score of other medals
and decorations, including four
from Cuba, Greece, Spain, and
Mexico to his credit. He was
nominated for the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1952 and again in 1953.
Presbyterian Church in Winston
Salem, who will teach one course
in religion—Religious Development
of Children. Miss Grady holds her
B. A. from Flora MacDonald and
her M. R. E. degree from the As
sembly Training School, Richmond,
Smitherman and Morrison
To Attend AFCW Meet
Betty Morrison and Jo Smitherman have been elected by the Athletic
Association to attend the national convention of the Athletic Federation
of College Women.
The two delegates, selected by secret ballot, will be the official North
Carolina representatives, according to a decision by the December State
convention at Meredith.
^ Betty, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Allen T. Morrison of Ashe-
The Civic Music Association of
|| Winston-Salem will present Clara-
Turner, American contralto
She taught for a year at Coats,
I North Carolina, before entering the
field of religious education. She
' served in 1952 as President of the
North Carolina Association of
D. R. E.’s in the Presbyterian
Mrs. Pollyanna Gordon Stewart
will teach an advanced clothing
course in home economics. Mrs.
Stewart was on the faculty during
the second semester last year.
She holds her B. S. from Ap
palachian State Teacher’s College.
She has done graduate work at
Woman’s College of the University
of North Carolina and the Univer
sity of Tennessee. She was form-
Fund To Be
Salem College and Academy will
launch a campaign this spring to
raise $2,200,000 for new buildings
and endowment. President Dale H.
Gramley has announced.
The committee on Public Solici
tation has approved the undertak
ing, and the month of May was
set aside for the campaign. $1,-
200,000 is sought for buildings and
$1,000,000 for endowment. The en
dowment is intended primarily to
raise the faculty pay schedule and
correct an inadequate situation in
which student fees now provide 92
per cent of the salaries.-
The buildings needed most and
listed by the Board of Trustees in
the order they are likely to be
built are: a combination steam
plant, laundry and shop to serve
both Academy and College; an ad
dition to the Academy to provide
a variety of facilities; and a new
college dormitory for 97 students.
All of the buildings will be of the
ally a member of the faculty afc' Salem-type architecture that has
M' star of opera and concert, in a
concert at Reynolds Auditorium on
II February 8,
Miss Turner has one of the
",ij country’s top operatic voices and a
\ mastery of some 75 difficult opera-
IJ* tic roles. The daughter of an en-
gineer. Miss Turner became in-
Q terested in the folk music of vari-
j, ous regions when, as a child, she
C'J accompanied her father in his
travels throughout the country.
These simple tunes, sung to her
own guitar accompaniment, led her
irresistibly into a musical career.
:0 During her high school years, she
|g studied music with Maude Homan
Riley in her home town of Eureka,
California. After she was gradu-
■ ated, she went to San Francisco to
join the chorus of the opera. At
the same time, she began to study
pi music with Giacomo Spadoni, Kurt
Adler, and Nino Gomel. From them,
and from her first teacher, she got
the training that led to her suc
cessful debut with the San Fran
cisco Opera, and ultimately to the
Metropolitan and stardom.
For several years she sang on
the West Coast, building up a rep
utation as a top-rank artist. Be
sides doing leading contralto roles
with the San Fraincisco Opera, she
appeared as guest 'soloist with that
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The four classes have elected
basketball managers in connection
with the tourney being sponsored
by the A. A. “Tinkie” Millican is
senior class manager; Nancy Rus
sell, junior class; Jo Smitherman,
sophomore class; and Dhu Jen-
nette, freshman class. Jean Currin
is A. A. basketball manager and
she is assisted by Cookie Kolmer.
* * *
The North Carolina Archeological
Society will meet on Salem campus
Saturday, Feb. 5. They will have
lunch in the main dining room at
* * *
Dr. Gramley will be out of his
office from Monday, Feb. 7, until
Thursday, Feb. 10. He will be on
a speaking tour to Pennsylvania.
He will address the Lehigh Valley
Salem Alumnae Club, the Phila
delphia Salem Alumnae Club, and
the Parent’s Association of Mora
vian Preparatory School.
* ♦ *
The Student Government will-
hold its monthly meeting in chapel
Feb. 8. Dr. Kenneth Pepper of
the Baptist Hospital of Winston-
Salem will speak on “Hospital
Counseling” in chapel on Feb. 10.
* * *
As of Feb. 1, 1955 the number of
applicants for admission to Salem
numbered nearly one hundred. This
number is equal to the number of.
applicants achieved last year in
* * *
Emily Baker has been elected by
the Junior class to fill the unex
pired term of Sandra Whitlock as
president of that class. Sandy will
return to Salem in September.
The awarding of the B. A. de
gree to Elissa Hutson highlighted
the Honor’s Day chapel yesterday.
Elissa is the fourth student to re
ceive her degree in mid-year at
Dean Hixson presented the can
didate for graduation, and Dr. Dale
Gramley awarded the degree.
Nine juniors received recognition
of their very high academic stand
ing when Dean Hixson announced
that they had been inducted into
the Honor Society of Salem Col
These girls have attended Salem
at least five semesters, and have
maintained an excellent academic
record through all semesters. Those
students inducted 'Were:
Louise Barron, Rock Hill, S. C.,
Donald Caldwell, Dillon, S. C.,
Ella Ann Lee, Smithfield, N. C.,
Agnes Rennie, Richmond, Va.,
Mary McNeely Rogers, Moores-
ville, N. C., Mary Benton Royster,
Durham, N. C., Anne Tesch, Win
ston-Salem, N. C., Martha Thorn
burg, Hickory, N. C. and Sandra
Whitlock, Washington, D. C.
After announcing the new mem
bers of the Honor Society, Dr.
Hixson read the names of those
students whose grades averaged B
plus or more for the first semester.
Students already in the Honor
Society are: Norma Jean Anseell,
High Point, N. C., Carolyn Knee-
burg, Salisbury, N. C., Barbara
Kuss, Allentown, Pa., Betsy Bran
don Liles, Wadesboro, N. C., Aud-
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been retained throughout the years
at the Academy and College.
“The primary and compelling
reasons for - the forthcoming cam
paign centers in Salem’s desire to
improve the quality of- its program
and the scope of its service,” Dr.
Gramley said. “More students at
Salem would fne-an additions to the
faculty to the end that students
will ‘rub’ minds and personalities
with additional trained minds and
The present enrollment at the
college of 255 students—plus 75
commuting students—is too small
for maximum efficiency, according
to Dr. Gramley. Salem’s Board of
Trustees has put 400 as the ceiling
for boarding students in discussing
a long-range development program.
That figure was set as being de
sired to provide a “maximum of
efficiency in an operating unit.”
“We have no intention of becom
ing a big college—but rather to in
crease only to a size that will en
able us to become better and bet
ter,” said Dr. Gramley.
Several improvements and ex
pansions will be possible through
transfer of various facilities when
the new buildings are completed.
Shops, will be transferred from
Old Chapel and that space used
for a Student Activity Center. The
second floor of South Hall will be
used for classrooms when dormi
tory facilities there are discon
The college dormitory will have
a large recreation area, men’s ]
lounge, powder room, coat, game
and study rooms and storage space
for trunks in the basement. On
each of the three dormitory floors
there will be rooms for students,
five single and the other rooms
Each will be equipped with built-
in shelves, lavatory and large walk-
in closets. Also on each floor will
be a lounge, large alcoves, luggage
storage rooms, and on the first
floor, offices and a counsellor’s
ville, is a junior majoring in art.
Her minor is primary education.
Jo, an English major, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Smitherman of Elkin. Her minor
is a combination of history and
Athletic activities have dominated
Betty’s extracurricular activities'
during her two years at Salem.
She has held the campus tennis
championship since the victory her '
Jo’s major campus position is
news editor of the Salemite. She
has served as a newswriter and ,
copy editor. A member of the'
editorial staff of Sights and In
sights, Jo is also sophomore repre
sentative to the Y Council.
As members of the current A. A.
Council, Betty is tennis manager
and Jo shares the newly-adopted
office of publications manager with
These two girls edited before
Christmas the first state-wide NC-
AFCW bulletin, “Shirts ’n Shorts.”
At the Meredith convention, Salem
was re-elected to continue publi
cation of the newsletter until fall
Noted particularly for her tennis,
ability, Betty has participated in
the state amateur tennis tourna
ment and is currently holder of
several club championships in
Asheville. Jo was runner-up in the
women’s division of the Elkin •
tourney last summer.
Having served as emcee of her
class’s freshman presentation of
“Showboat,” Betty was chosen to
be mistress of ceremonies at the
recent musical success, the “Junior
Follies.” She was also prop head
of the Pierrettes’ fall production,
“The Would-Be Gentleman.”
Around five hundred delegates
representing all of the forty-eight
states are expected to attend the
convention from March 31 until
April 4 at Smith College in North
ampton, Mass. The Salem dele
gates will be responsible for writ
ten reports of all meetings to the
1955 convention of the state AFCW
Dr. Francis Charles Ansccanbe
spoke to the Lablings last night at
their regular February meeting
held in the science building.
“The Life and Death of the
Stars” was the subject of Dr. Ans-
combe’s speech. He used photo
graphs and charts to illustrate his
Dr. Anscombe, having taught his
tory and philosophy at Salem for
twenty-three years, is now Profes
sor Errteritus of Salem College’s
department of history. He was head
of the history department before
he retired in 1947.
A resident of Winston-Salem,
Dr. Anscombe has a column in the
Twin City Sentinel on current
Dr. Anscombe received his B.A.
from Earlham College. He got his
M.A. and Ph. D. at the University
of North Carolina and his L. L. B.
at Hamilton College of Law. He
completed his Professional Studies
at Kingsmead College, England.
Dr. Anscombe has also studied at
John Hopkins University and Wake
Forest Law School.