WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 28. 1937.
SALEM COMPLETES 165th YEAR
CISES AT SALEM
57 Seniors To Receive
Fifty-seven seniors will be stand
ing at the portals of Salem College
preparatory to going out into the
T^orld as alumnae of Salem College,
when they receive their diplomas on
Monday, June 7, at eleven o ’clock in
There will be no student valedic
tory address given this year, but the
farewell speech will be made by
Mr. John Temple Graves, II, noted
lecturer, journalist, and literary man
of Atlanta Oeoigia.
According to custom the commence-
nient exercises will open with the
procession. Br. Eondthaler and the
speaker enter first, followed by the
faculty robed in caps and gowns, the
heads of the departments preceding
the others, and these followed by
the trustees. This first group is
seated upon the stage. The seniors
folowing them, and then the senior
marshalls sit in a reserved space on
the front row of the audience section.
In addition to the presentation of
diplomas, all honors and awards of
the year will be given out at com-
oiencement. This includes the yearly
reading of the honor-roll students.
SERMON JUNE 6th
The Bacculaureate Sermon will be
delivered in the Home Moravian
Church, Sunday morning, June the
sixth, by Bishop Paul de Schweinitz.
The service will begin with a pro
cessional, “The Son of God Goes
Forth to War,” sung by the seniors,
who will march into the church and
will be followed by the marshals.
Bishop and Mrs. de Schweinitz will
be guests of the college during the
graduation exercises. They will stay
in the guest room of the office build
ing which was the residence of Bish
op de Schweinitz’s father when lie
Wag president of Salem College.
Mr. Bell, photographer for the
State Department of Conservation,
accompanied the Nature Study Cla.ss
On their field trip last Thursday.
They made a tour of the entire cam
pus and he photographed many of
the interesting places on the grounds.
His work is in connection with the
recently appropriated $250,000.00 for
Use iu advertising the state. Mr.
Bell stated that the pictures would
be used in the literature sent out by
Thursday, June 3—
8:30 A. M.—Last Chapel; Singing — ‘‘The
Son of God”; Reading of the
9:00 P. M.—Transfer of Caps; Senior Hat-
Burning on Athletic Field.
Friday, June 4—
7:30 P. M.—Senior Class Dinner.
Saturday, June 5—
1 :30 P. M.—Alumnae Luncheon in College
3:00 P. M.—Presentation of Senior Gift;
Library Corner-Stone Laying.
8:15 P. M.—Concert in Memorial Hall.
9:45 P. M.—President’s reception in Main
Sunday, June 6—
1 1:00 A. M.—Baccalaureate Sermon, Bishop
Paul de Schweinitz, Bethlehem,
Pa., at the Home Church.
5:30 P. M.—Buffet Supper for Seniors and
their families on the President’s
7:00 P. M.—Senior Vespers, Upper Campus.
Monday, June 7—
1 1 :00 A. M.—Commencement, John Temple
Graves, II, Atlanta, Ga.
TRANSFER OF CAPS
AND GOWNS TO BE
Traditional Hat-Burning of
the Incoming Seniors
On Thursday night the Salem
College Seniors will transfer their
caps and gowns to the juniors. This
is a change from former years in
which the caps and gowns have been
transferred in Thursday morning
chapel. However, the Seniors have
decided to have it at night so that
the Juniors could have their Hat
Burning just before receiving the
caps and gowns instead of waiting
until next fall when it is not as
The program will begin at nine
o’clock on the Athletic Field. First
the Juniors will have Hat-Burning;
then there will be the transfer of
caps and gowns, Janie McLean, the
president of next year’s Senior class
will make a speech of acceptance,
Josephine Whitehead, the Senior
class president will make a farewell
speech, closing the program. All
students and friends are invited.
ANNUAL SENIOR CLASS
The Senior Class dinner will be
next Friday, June 4th, at the
Country Club. It will be a four-
course formal dinner. Have you
thought about wlio will run around
the table? Of course none of the
Seniors will tell us afterwords be
cause the whole affair is a secret,
but we’ve all got a pretty good idea!
professor higkjins to speak
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Professor Charles H. Higgins,
Head of the Science Department, will
be the speaker at the Sunday School
Convention to be held at Advent Mo-
I'avian Church, Sundfay, May the
thirtieth. The convention convenes
at 9:00 A. M. and Professor Higgins
will speak at 2 o’clock. His sub
ject will be “Which comes first?”
Spence New Chief Marshall
In a class-meeting last week our
Seniors-to-be elected seven girls to
serve as their Marshals for next
year. They are Mary Worthy Spence,
Chief Marshal; Virginia B. Davis,
Betty Bahnson, Peggy Bowen, Mary
Thomas, Helen McArthur and Fe
licia Martin, Marshals.
Witli the election of these marsh
als, a new Salem custom has been
established. In the years preceding
this school year, two marshals v/erc
selected from each of the classes,
the chief marshal automatically be
ing the president of the Junior class.
Last fall the class of ’37 chose the
marshals just from the present Jun
ior class on the basis of personality,
appearance, etc. The new marshals
have been chosen with the same
qualifications in mind; the new mar
shals will all be juniors next year.
It is no longer possible for the junior
president and chief marshal to be
one, for “marshalling” has been
placed under the point sj'stem. As
the duties required of marshals have
been increased, this honor of being
chosen as a marshal has been doubled.
“The march of Salem moves on.
A SENIOR LOOKS
SENIORS TO BE
On Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p. m.,
Miss Mary Louise Hp,ywtood -will
entertain all the Salem College Sen
iors at her home with a dinner. Oth
er guests will be Mrs. Eondthaler,
Mrs. Highsmith, and Mrs. White
head. This will be the final social
gathering of the seniors before the
Hat-Burning. As they enter the
house, the guests will be received
by Mrs. Haywood and Mary Louise.
The first course, consisting of to-
matoe juice and hors d’oeuvres, is to
be served in the living-room; the re
mainder of the dinner is to be served
on a large table in the dining room
and smaller tables placed throughout
Of course, that’s exactly what a
senior is not supposed to do. A sen
ior is supposed to grasp the beautiful
inspiration of her baccalaureate ser
mon and commencement address in
both hands and step forward confi
dently into a briglit new world, witli
never a backward look.
Unfortunately or perhaps fortun
ately, seniors of today, girls who
have gotten their college education
during the lean years of the depres
sion, are not so naive as to believe
that ‘ ‘ Young-women-of-America-you-
are-the-hope-of-the-world! ” i d'je a.
They know that the world is not so
eager as it might be to take advan
tage of these new minds, bursting
with great ideas. Therefore, the
modern senior is very likely to take
a mournful backward look at her col
lege life as she sits, diploma in
hand, listening to the commencement
speaker. The next September, no
matter what she is doing, the chances
are that she will suffer from an
acute attack of nostalgia.
The Salem senior, or rather the
graduate of 1937, will remember- the
first time she ever saw the big white
columns of Memorial Hall, her faint
gasp of surprise and delight when
she learned that all the campus was
not “in front.” She will recall the
first (of many) trips to the Eegis-
trar’s office, and her feeling of com
plete abysmal ignorance when faced
with a list of possible courses by the
all-knowing Miss Blair. Of course,
the coming of Dr. Rondthaler into
anybody’s life is an event, and no
doubt the Salem senior will find his
beautiful, dome-like head looming up
in the foreground of her most vix’id
college recollections. The Rond-
thalerian pronounciation for ‘world’
will remain a faint, eulsive will o’
the wisp, which she won’t be able to
imitate or even exactly remember
until she attends her class reunion
and hears it repeated by the inventor,
himself. The old library, with its
creaking boards, temperamental
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MISS SENIOR 1937
A composite picture of the per
Figure: Cordelia Lowry.
Hair: Kea Council.
Skin: Jo Klutz.
Eyes: Ginny Gough.
Xose: Sarah Sherwood.
!Afouth: Carolyn Rackliffe.
Hands: Kate Smith.
Clothes: Kathleen Alexander.
Brains: Jo Whitehead.
Talent: Sara Ingram
Personality: Ethel Highsmith.
Charm: Mary Louise Haywood.
Humor; Frankie Meadows.
Orgiinality: Jiine Rondthaler.
Capability: Frances Salley.
Disposition: Jane Leibfried.
Cliaracter: Mary Frances Hay
Friendliness: Georgia Goodson.
Dependability: Viola Farthing.
Poise: Jane Crow.
Sincerity: Libbey Torrence.
Athletic Ability: Pete Wurres-
We are sure Miss Salem Senior,
1937 model is going out to take the
world by storm. Luck and more
power to you!
SENIOR PLANS FOR ’
SENIOR BUFFET SUPPER
AND VESPER SERVICE
On Sunday evening, June the sixth,
the traditional Senior Buffet Sup
per and Vesper Service will take
place. Each year Dr. and Mrs.
Rondthaler entertain the Seniors and
their parents at a delightful buffet
supper out on the beautiful aiW
spacious front lawn of their home.
This buffet supper begins at 5:30 in
the afternoon and lasts till six, after
which time all the guests move up
to seats arranged in front of tlie
practice house where the Vesper
Service is held. As a custom, the
Seniors in their caps and gowns
march down in uniform manner,
from the porch of the president’s
house, singing the hymn “Son of
God,” and finally take their seats
in front of all the others. The tra
ditional Vesper Service has praiti-
cally the same program every year.
Dr. Rondthaler speaks to the Sen
iors, Rev. Spaugh also delivers a
message to them, a music program
follows (this year Jane Rondthaler
will sing), and the benediction con
cludes the simple but effective serv-
After four years of college work
our seniors are entitled to some nice
vacations this summer. And would
you guess what is the idea of four
of them as to a “nice vacation?”
No, I don’t think you would, so here
it is —' summer school! Jane Leib
fried is going to Muhlenburg; and
Ethel Highsmith, “Pete” Wur-
reschke, and “Dolly” Blair will be
at Carolina. Pour others plan to
teach; Rose Siewers and Hazel Mc
Mahan will teach piano; Margaret
Stafford will coach a home-town boy
in French; and Arnice Topp will
teach in Bible School, besides work
ing in the Salem Library and sleep
ing. Hazel also plans to go to Ashe
ville for a month to rest. There
are about six industrious girls who
have great plans for getting jobs.
Sarah Grace Easterling and Viola
Farthing are just plain “gonna look
for one” (Here’s a lotta luck to
you!); after Mary Hart comes home
from a summer service mission con
ference in Upper New York state
she will join their search. “Jo”
Ritter already has her job as filing
clerk in the Bethlehem Steel Works.
Anna Withers i.s anxious to read the
books that she will handle in the
Library after (or is it before?) a
trip to the mountains. Jane Rond
thaler is excited about going to New
York to study and get a job in music
for this fall. After Libby Torrence
goes “somewhere for graduation”
she is going to stay home to practice
her Home Economics recipe.s. Jane
Grow wants to weed her garden in
the sun and then “set in the shade
a spell to rest.” She is going visit
ing in Monroe and Roaring Gap and
other places after she and Frances
Salley come back from Washingtor.
and Virginia Beach.
And when we think of trips —
Whooey, there seem to bo an endless
number! The mountains and the
beach are, as always, the greatest
favorites. Jeannette Sawyer com
bines these two choices by trips to
Wrightsville and to Roaring Gap;
Katherine Smith follows suit with
iryrtle Beach and Linville, and Kay
also has a New York jaunt in mind
for later on. Caroline and Helen
Diehl are heading for Roaring Gap
for their fun. Mary Frances Hay
worth and Margaret Vass will be at
Virginia Beach for awhile; Kather
ine Sisell looks forward to a good
time at Myrtle Beach and somje
visiting around; Margaret Crist too
has a “beach mind,” Virginia. Neely
will wind up at Myrtle after a cruise
to Nassau or South America with
Away from water and hills now,
we find Kea Council planning a. June
trip to New York, Lalya Tucker
hoping to go there too on August
1st for her brother’s wedding after
spending several weeks at Nashville,
Ga., Corrine Pate going flowering to
the Rhododendron Festival at Ashe
ville, Alice Lee Googe going north
and south to Washington and Sav
annah, and Sara Ingram ready to
leave for South Hill, Va. Virginia
Gough may go to her home state In
diana and to visit in Chicago before
she decides on her future career.
Seven trips outside this country
are in theoffing. Carolyn Rackliff,
Jo Whitehead, and Georgia Goodson
sail for Europe to spend their sum
mer weeks. Bernice Mclver will,
spend two weeks in Canada before
she goes to the beach, and Mary
Louise Haywood will go through the
Panama Canal to California. Are
Cordelia Lowry and Kathleen Alex
ander kidding when they say they
will go to Bermuda as soon as school
is out and then return for a double
wedding and a honeymoon to Alaska?
And that starts us wondering over
Frankie” Meadows announcement
that she will keep house at home to
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