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To live is to love
Was the Elizabethian code,
And here at Salem it seems
Still the mode.
Forever taking her place by
Mr. Robinson’s side,
Our editor Lynn
Saturday becomes a bride.
N. C., Friday, March 4, 1955
Number 1 6
Helen C. Watkins Named
Winner of Poster Contest
With her striking ‘ design in black^Punanimous in favor of the Watkins
poster due to its striking simpli
city and adaptibility.
and white Helen Carole Watkins
won the Pierrette Poster Contest
which ended Monday afternoon.
Helen Carole is a senior art major
from Hartsville, S. C. In addition
to her talent in the studio she is
the 1955 Maid of Honor for the
May Court, and next year she
plans to enter the world as a pri
mary education teacher.
The poster contest was sponsored
by the Pierrettes in order to find
the best design to use for adver
tising purposes introducing their
Spring production—“The Heiress”.
The contest was open to the school
with the following aspects to be
kept in mind — 1) eye appeal 2)
adaptability to silk-screening, 3)
readibility, 4) appropriateness tc
the theme of the play.
Helen Carole’s poster uses simply
the masque of a woman on a white
background and the masque of a
man on a black backing. The
poster will be silk-screened and
distributed to the various stores
and eating places in town, and the
points of importance on the Salem
Serving as judges for the con
test were Miss Elizabeth Reigner,
Mrs. Pyron, Dr. Lewis, and Henry
Shore, the artist at W. S. J. S.
Television. The judges’ vote was
News of Note . . .
Due to the Atlantic Coast Con
ference both Meredith and Greens
boro College will be unable to at
tend the Salem Play Day which
was to be held Saturday in the
In place of the regularly sched
uled Play Day there will be one
full length game between the var
sity of Salem College and the visit
ing team of Catawba. This game
is now scjjieduled to begin at 1:45
and the parents who are visiting
for Parent’s Day are invited to at
tend. Cheerleaders will be there
‘Charm Week’ Campus To Be Scene Of
Third Annual Parents Day
By Judy Williams
“Charm Week”, March seventh
through eleventh, is just around
the corner and will feature several |
important events. Each year the [
I. R. S. sponsors this special week,
climaxed by the selection of “Miss j
Charm”, who is nominated from
the student body.
Tuesday night, March 8th, the
student body and faculty are in
vited to the Birthday Dinner at
6:00 p.m. in Corrin Refectory. It
To Lead Forum
Father Francis K. O’Brien of
Winston-Salem, will speak on
Catholicism at this week’s Sunday
: i is requested that everyone give an Night Forum.
: 1 extra appraisal of their Appearance,; The Forum will be held at 9:00
i comb down that “cow lick”, and p.m. in the Day Student Center.
M don a pair of heels. • A discussion will begin at 9:30 p.m.
The tables will be decorated ac- for those who wish to remain.
Helen Carol Watkins
cording to the twelve months, and
I each girl is to sit at the one bear
ing her birthday month decorations.
I hear that there are a lot of
“birthday surprises” in store for
Bitting basement will offer every-
There were twelve other entries
and out of those the first and
second places go to Jennie Bridges
and Rose Dickinson. For her first
place poster Helen Carole will re
ceive a five dollar cash prize and
a ticket to “The Heiress”, the pre
sentation of which will take place match, the coloring when
in Old Chapel on March 29 and 30. '
Father O’Brien is originally from
Baltimore, Md. He received his
A. B. degree from Mount St.
Mary’s College in Emmitsburg,
Md., and was ordained in Balti
more in 1941. His first parish was
that of the St. Joan of Arc Church
opportunity to slant that in West Asheville, and during the
eyebrow in just the right tilt, to
style the hair for the face shape
school year of 1945-46, he was stu
dent chaplain at the University of
Leads in May
Mary Ann Raines, the chairman
and the director of the May Day
pageant, has posted the cast list
for this year’s May festivities. The
casting is as follows:
Main narrators: Ann Edwards,
to choose the proper make-up to; North Carolina,
Harriet I Father O’Brien has served the
Keen speaks on “The Best Make- j Diocese of Raleigh as Chancellor
up for You”. This charm clinic I and Secretary to the Bishop, and
will be Thursday night, March 10th; also as Director of the Home Mis-
at 6:30 p.m. Just think—you can! sion Apostolate. In 1951, he was
run right down there right after
supper and come back out a “new
One just can’t miss the charm
panel of experts in chapel Thurs
day. With the advice of Dr. Gram-
ley, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Africa, Dr.
Spencer, and Mr. Britt, there
should be some very interesting | Salem,
comments on what makes a charm
ing ‘gal’ and how to acquire that,
attitude. To top the program off,
the voice of Scheherazade: Chari- j Huntley and Proctor are doing the
ton Rogers, the Genie voice: Sue commercials for the program!
made Domestic Prelate by Pope
Pius XII,—a title which carries
with it the honorary title of Mon
At the present Father O’Brien
is serving at Our Lady of Mercy
Church and the Chapel of Our
Lady of Fatima here in Winston-
Jones, Magician: Agnes
and Sinbad: Ann Miles.
Those who will pantomime these
The final feature of the week—
and the highlight ■— will be an
nounced in next Friday’s Salemite
—who represents “Miss Charm” on
ire—Terry Harmon as the^ the Salem campus. She will be
Betty Morrison as Sinbad, chosen by I. R. S. council members
to spur on our cheering section and
before the game the Catawba team! ^eme, iietty Morrison as
will be guests for dinner in the| the Sailor, Jean Humphrey as the| representing each class from stu-
Dr. R, Gordon Spaugh, chairman
of the Board of Trustees, an
nounced that the spring meeting
of the Board of Trustees will be
held Friday, April 15.
* * s;
Dr. Gramley reminds that the
ground-breaking at the site of the
proposed new power plant on Par
ent’s Day is a symbol of our hopes
and needs in the forthcoming funds
An open discussion is anticipated
in the Stee Gee chapel on Tuesday,
* * *
Communion for Salem students
will continue to be held each Tues
day morning at 7:15 a.m. in Little
Chapel until Easter holidays.
* * *
The IRC will meet Thursday,
March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Friendship Rooms of Strong. The
foreign students will talk to the
club about how they like Salem
and how Salem differs from schools
in their countries.
I , * * *
Softball practice will begin Mon
day afternoon at 5:00 and continue
to be held from Monday through
Friday of the next three weeks,
according to Lou Fike, softball
beautifu Scheherazade; the
magician will be Ann Campbell.
In the market place scene which
dent body nominations,
who will get the title of that won
Those I. R. S.
is to be an important part of the have headed special committees for
pageant the following people will
have individual parts: Ann Mixon
is the juggler; a begger will be
portrayed by Diane Huntley, a
snake charmer by Ann Webb, and
merchants by Sara Vance, Rachel
Ray, Marion Brown and Peggy In
Charm Week are as follows: Birth
day seating and decorations—Shir
ley Redlack and Barbara Pace; , , , . .
ID • , , J • 17 , ■ ; abroad and in tar eastern countries
Birthday surprises — Ernestine, _ . ^
or just from the love of bidding
against each other is unknown.
Smith; Publicity, Norma Spikes' At «. he Y can be proud
ismi: of the dollars the students have
Kapp, Lynn Hamrick, and Ann
Coley; Charm Panel, Eleanor,
and Judy Williams.
Juanita Efird, Beverly Brown
Juanita Efird and Beverly Brown,
sophomore music majors, will pre
sent a joint recital in Memorial
Hall on Monday night, March 7.
This will be the first of the an
nual series of student music re
citals to Le held on consecutive
Monday nights throughout the
spring. The sophomore recital is
required of each Bachelor of Music
candidate as preliminary to the
graduation recital given at the end
of her senior year.
Juanita, a voice student of Mr.
Paul Peterson, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs, G. H. Efird of Mon
roe, N. C. She has been active in
the Choral Ensemble for two years
and now serves as secretary. She
is also a member of the Pierrettes.
Florence, S. C., is the home of
Beverly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
B. G. Brown. Her major is organ,
and she is a pupil of Miss Mar
garet Vardell. Beverly is also a
member of the Choral Ensemble
for which she serves as accomp
anist. She is now president of the
Lutheran Student Association on
campus and works on the editoral
staff of the Salemite.
Juanita’s vocal numbers include:
It Was a Lover and His Lass....
Come Again Sweet Love
Lungi dal Caro Bene ...Sarti
Rend’il Sereno al Ciglio
Donzelli Fuggitte Cavalli
Der Nussbaum Schumann
Music I Heard With You
Perriot : Read
Ecstesy ^ ...Rummel
The program of Beverly’s organ
recital consists of:
Psalm XIX ...Marcello
Nun Bitten Wir Buxtehude
Fantasia in G Bach
Le Banquet Celeste ....Messiaen
Le Variations de Concert
By Ellen Summerell
On Saturdays the Salem College campus is usually rather deserted,
with only an occasional girl and her date or a group of Bermuda-clad
Salemites in evidence. This Saturday, March 5, promises to be very
different. On this day, the campus will be crowded with mothers,
^^fathers, little sisters and brothers,
basketball players from near-by
girls’ college, and dates. This Sat
urday is to be a combination Par
ents’ Day and Sports Day.
Sports Day will begin at 10:00,
when members of the visiting bas
ketball teams will register. Mere
dith and Catawba Colleges will be
represented, and the Athletic As
sociation has invited Greensboro
College and Guilford too. At 10:15
the basketball games, sponsored by
the A. A., will get under way.
The tournament will be ' the
“round-robin” tpye, with each team
playing every other team in short
games. Jean Currin and Mary
Cook Kolmer are the co-chairmen
of Sports Day.
The games will end at 11:45 and
the visiting teams will be guests
of the college for lunch in the din
ing room. More games will be
played from 1:15 to 2:45; then a
Social will be held in the basement
of Bitting for all visiting players
and Salem players.
Parents’ Day will begin at 1:00
with registration and lunch. Dur
ing the afternoon various activities
have been planned; a dinner for
parents will be held at 6:00; and
at 8:00 parents will be entertained
by their daughters in Old Chapel.
The “Parents’ Night Program”
will include numbers by the four
classes and several shorter num
bers. First on the program will
be a song, with original words
written especially for the parents,
which will be done by Dayl Daw
son and Bebe Boyd. The Seniors’
entertainment will be “An Ameri
can in Paris,” with about 25 mem
bers of the class participating.
Barbara - White will sing, Tinkie
Millican will dance, and the longest
can-can line ever seen at Salem
The Juniors will entertain the
parents with a skit from the Jun
ior Class Follies, “Rodeo”. This
will be a traditional western, with
a cowboy, his girl, the villain, a
square dance, and calico costumes.
“A Night at the Toy Shop” is
the name of the Sophomore num
ber. In this skit, which is a dance
pantomime, a fairy queen comes to
the toy shop and awakens Raggedy
Ann and Raggedy Andy, the
wooden soldier, the teddy bear, the
Cupid Doll, and the other toys.
The Freshmen plan a skit that
sounds very unusual. They plan
to begin their show with the re
hearsal of a production number,
and they will arrange the stage so
that the audience will see how it
is done, then turn and begin their
number, which is entitled “South
American Fiesta”. The “Mexican
Hat Dance” and “Tropical Heat
Wave” are two of the songs that
will be featured in this number.
Shorter numbers include “Oh,
You Beautiful Doll, done by a
group of Juniors; a baton number
by loni Gill; Nancy Proctor’s and
Denyse McLawhorn’s “Ma, He’s
Making Eyes at Me”; and Ann
Campbell singing “The Man That
Co-chairmen of the entertain
ment committee for Parent’s Day
are Martha Thornburg and Betty
Sue Justice. Emily Baker has
charge of the program for Saturday
night. Other committee heads are
Julia Parker, stage manager; Rose
Dickinson and Sarah Pate, scenery;
and Betty Sue Justice, costumes.
In charge for the skits for each
class are Sally Reiland, Seniors;
Eleanor Smith, Juniors; Joan Reich
and Matilda Parker, Sophomores;
and Terry Harmon and Elise Har
'Y' Profits As
By Rachel Ray
A March first “buying binge” in
vaded Salem as the Y began their
session of their annual auction.
Whether the spirit came from
knowing that the proceeds from
the services of students and faculty
were going to needy students
contributed as a result of the auc
tion. Mr. Don Britt, as auctioneer
set the mood by telling everyone
to “take their shoes off.”
So—shoes off, heads busily
searching in pocketbooks, the stu
dents began bidding. Some of the
things bought were funny, some
useful; all were interesting.
Jen Verreault bid her heart and
week’s allowance for a box of
brownies made by Mrs. Cooper.
Several girls in Society, lovers of
the Pierrettes and spaghetti,
(Meredith Stringfield and Judy
Graham doing the bidding) bought
a dinner date with Miss Reigner.
Betty Morrison offered “one pair
of legs with electric razor”,—which
Mary Hadley Fike bought when it
was explained that her legs would
be shaved and her neck too!
Nancy Gilchrist and Carol Camp
bell fought for a weekend at Miss
Rogers’ house in Chapel Hill over
Spring Germans, with Nancy win
ning one of the bids and Jen Ver-
rault the other. Most of the sen
iors bid for Mr. Curlee’s handmade
cigarette boxes, which Carolyn
Kneeburg and “Miss Johnson” will
have to remember him by. Jean
Miller will soon wear a new per
manent bought and given by Miss
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