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The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, September 30, 1960, Image 1

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f -. M.W r V. '**'. €'■■ :'i'.. Volume XLI Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 30, 1960 Number All Salemites Prepare For FITS Day On October Sixth Mar ty-Kicumond (sitting at the right) assumes her duties as fresh man class chairman by directing some of her classmates in a rehear sal for their FITS skit. Pam Tru- | Thornton and Pat Lee. Sopho- ette shakes her fist at “sophomore” mores, they later decided to change Martha Ann Williams who is be- fheir skit because they LOVE you. rating freshman Annah Leigh 1 . The l96o-6l Lecture Series Presents Muggeridge, Ferlinghetti, Salisbury The 1960-61 Salem College Lec ture Series makes its debut on Oc tober 20 with the appearance of Malcolm Muggeridge, noted British wit and satirist. Mr. Muggeridge, who has been a member of the staffs of various magazines and newspapers, was editor of Punch from 1953-57. At that time he re signed in order to make occasional television appearances and to parti cipate in more varied journalistic pursuits. He believes the world is too somber, and that a summit con ference of humorists might “save the rest of us from being bored to death by ideologs or atomized to death by H-bombs.” The second lecture of the current series will present Lawrence Fer linghetti on November 14. Accord ing to a recent article in Life maga zine, Dr. Ferlinghetti represents “A poetical pillar of a noisy, re surgent group of poets” in San Francisco, whose work has gained respectful hearing from local and even national critics. Dr. Ferling hetti, who graduated from the Uni versity of North Carolina, will read poems which will soon be published in his new book Love and Death. GramleyTravels Dr. Dale Gramley will travel to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he will deliver the dedicatory speech for the opening of the Youth Cen ter addition to the Bethlehem Y. W. C. A. on October 2. On the following Monday he will speak to the men of Nazareth Mo ravian Church where Dr. Edward A. Sawyer is pastor. Dr. Sawyer is the former. head of the religion department at Salem. Mr. William Gramley, Dr, Gramley’s son, is the student pastor of the same church. The final lecture on February 27 will have 1954 Pulitzer Prize win ner Harrison Salisbury as its speaker. Mr. Salisbury, New York Times commentator on national and international affairs, has traveled extensively in the Soviet Union and has talked to Soviet leaders, both past and present. He has also covered both Rithard Nixon’s tour of Russia and Khrushchev’s visit to the United States. Mr. Salisbury is well qualified to interpret this problem of Soviet-Chinese relation ships in the years ahead. Lecture Series tickets will be dis tributed to Salem students next week. A drive is currently being carried on in W^inston-Salem to se cure membership for the current series. Tickets to individual lec tures will not be sold, Up until September 15, the fresh men had been enjoying a rather peaceful existence adjusting to their new life at Salem. Then the bedlam began as the “sophisticated” sophomores arrived on the scene. For the first time the freshmen were made acutely aware of the returning upperclass men as sophomores ran about re newing old friendships, discussing summer loves, registering and un packing. That evening the sophomores realized that they were no longer in the limelight. At the same time the bewildered freshmen were awed by all the new faces and confronted with the question, “Why am I here?” or “Will the sophomores let me be excused for the afternoon?” Certainly no one individual can bring about a close relationship be tween these two classes. This is the basic purpose of “FITS.” Freshman Initiation to Salem was introduced in 1959 to the class of 1963. It is a program designed to unify the new freshman class, give them a sense of belonging, and de- •elop lasting friendships for them vith the upperclassmen. The bean- ■es, songs, and group activities ‘ arc only initial ways of getting ac quainted. The sophomores living in Sisters Dorm, determined not to let their classmates in Babcock and Clewell get to know the freshmen better than they, organized a scavenger hunt for their FITS freshmen. Sunday afternoon each sophomore from Sisters gave her freshman a list of items (?!) to collect; and the first girl to complete her task won a dinner at the Steak House The following was composed by the winner in appreciaton: Ode to the Sweetest Gals on Campus By Becky Gaston I searched the whole darn campus For a bug, a spring, and a ball. T griped and grumbled and made a fuss, ut I really didn’t mind at all. To. all of you darling Sisters’ gals A great big hug from the winner! I feel I’ve made some more good pals. Not to mention the Steak House dinner. The highlight of “FITS” is Field Day (on Founders’ Day). Each class and the faculty will parti cipate as a unit in the relay races, skits, song contest and events of the day. This year, to begin a new tra dition, the class scoring the total high in points will receive a gold cup to be passed on each year to the winning class. Scoring will be based on class participation in the races, games, skits, song contest and general class spirit. Although “FITS” is specifically to introduce Freshmen to Salem, it can only be a success if each in dividual supports her class. “FITS” is a feeling of togetherness; sup port it—make it- work I Music Club To Hold Picnic The Music Club extends to all the music students, the music faculty and their families an. in vitation to the annual picnic which will be held Thursday, October 6, from 5 :30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Please meet in^ front of Main Hall PROMPTLY at 5:30. There will be cars there to take everyone to Miller Park. Bermudas or slacks may be worn. )f Russia and jxnrusncucv = ^ Salem Continues Growing on 1772 Foundation The foundation on which Salem College and Salem Academy grew had its beginning in 1772. This was the year that Sister Oesterlem opened her day school for girls m the newly established town of Salem. As early as 1780 requests for admissions to this small girls school began coming from outside of the community. In 1802 Rever end Kramsh 'assumed the position of principal and ■ plans were made for a new building to house the students. The cornerstone of the Academy Building, now South Hall, was laid on October 6, 1803. The completion of this building changed the growing day school into Salem Female Academy, a school for boarders. For the rest of the century Salem Academy progressed rapidly. More students enrolled, more buildings were erected, and more courses were offered. In 1866 the Academy was chartered by the State of North Carolina as a college, and in 1898 it was officially called Salem Academy and College. This year Salem Academy and College will observe Founders’ Day on October 12. Founders Day at Salem is set aside each year to date. Founders’ Day is also kept Salem College has not yet ended. Salem has grown through the years by plans, ideas, and aspirations of interested men and women, its students and__^its faculty. In this way Salem will continue to grow and add to the foundations of 1772. and as British Consul in Los An geles and San Francisco. Among the languages he speaks are: T u r k i s,h, Kashmiri, Hindi French, Spanish, German, Portu- geese, and Italian. Since retiring. Sir Robert has been living in Wal- mer in Kent, England. Sir Robert Speaks On Founders Day The speaker for Founders’ Day this year will be Sir Robert Hadow, K.B.E., C.M.G., M.C. Sir Robert has been in the foreign service of his country for many years and served in the - British headquarters of various countries of the world, his titles include: Knight of the British Empire, which he was granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954; The Cross of Saint Michael and George; and the Military Cross, received for his service in World War I in Mesopotamia. He also served in France during the war. Sir Robert, before retiring from the service, held posts in Turkey, Austria where his daughter Mrs. Michie, wife of Salem’s history professor was born, Czechoslovakia, Sir Robert, who is now traveling, will arrive at Salem shortly before October 6, the date set aside for Founders’ Day. He will speak to the student body concerning the student’s role in world relations and his responsibility to keep in formed. Ki cLimemorate its earliest founding j England, Argentina, Washington Sir Robert Hadow

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