North Carolina Newspapers

Number 1
Louisa Wilson Bitting Building,
commonly known as “Senior,” was
invaded by a new order of revered
and respected seniors last week,
those erstwhile juniors c Clewell
and Lehman of last year. In an
ticipation of their arrival this fall,
Bitting was dressed up a bit, the
living room being completely reno
vated and painted a soft, shade of
blue-green (if the constant ringing
of the telephone in senior is any in
dication, many outsiders will be af
forded the opportunity to see and
admire the changes). This year for
the first time all three floors are
blessed with a telephone and first
floor has a guest-room and bath
across the hall from Miss Lawrence’s
Coming as the climax of social
activities at Salem for all the new
-students — both boarders and day
students—was the informal recep
tion given by Dr. and Mrs. Bond-
thaler at their home on Thursday
evening from seven until nine f
o’clock. In order that both the
members of the faculty and admini
strative body might easily know
the names of each new student and
in turn the new student might
know the name of the faculty mem
bers and administrative body, each
person wore a name tag.
Miss Lawrence and Miss Turling
ton met the guests at the door and
presented them to Dr. and Mrs.
Rondthaler who received in the
south living room with other mem
bers of the faculty and administra
tion. Prom the south living room
the guests went into the north liv
ing rooni where other faculty and
administrative members were. In
the dining room an ice course and
nuts were served by the other fac
ulty members. From the dining
room the guests went into the li
brary where goodbyes were said.
Salem College has acquired one
new faculty member, Lawrence
Kenyon, and has also added a new
course, voice methods, to its curri
Mr. Kenyon is the new art pro
fessor. He graduated from Kenyon
College, Gambrier, Ohio, magna cum
laude for his degree of Bachelor of
Arts in Philosophy. At Kenyon he
was a member of the Phi Beta Kap
pa fraternity, active in athletics,
and a member of the Student Coun
cil. Then he studied in the Uni
versity of Iowa under Grant Wood
and assisted Dr. Lester Longman,
head of the Art Department, to
earn his masters degree.
The new course, voice methods,
which is a study of speaking and
singing, is taught by Mr. Bair. The
students learn voice placement,
enunciation and breathing as part
of the course. A similar class had
been offered previously for voice
majors only, but this is open for all
juniors and seniors.
Several other minor changes have
been made in the curriculum for
this year. By request of the stud
ent body the study Family Kela-
tionships, taught by Miss Coving
ton, has been changed from a two
hour to a three hour course.
Twelve lectures will bo given in
relation with this; The first six be
ginning October 1st, will be con
ducted by Mr. William Womble,
member of Manley, Hendren and
Womble law firm, on Parliamen-
tary Law as it applies to civic
problems. The last six will be con
ducted by Dr. Henley of Winston-
By request Dr. Anscombe is
again offering the class Current
Events with more emphasis on the
contemporary material for this
year. Then also, Mr. McEwen teach
es his Children’s Literature class
very informally in the Eecreation
Eoom of the Louisa Bitting Build
ing as a seminar study.
Monday, October 7—Salem Day—
has been set for the laying of the
corner stone for the “Hattie M.
Strong Building” named after its
Construction of this building,
which will be the new dining hall,
to replace the present one which
has been used for ninety years, is
well under way. It is hoped that
Mrs. Strong will be present at Sal
em to take part in the ceremonies.
In connection with the laying of
the cornerstone there will be a
meeting of the Executive Board of
the Alumnae Association as well as
a formal dinner for the students,
faculty, and trustees.
Salem Day has been changed
from midwinter to October 7, be
cause it was on this date in 1803
that the cornerstone was laid for
South Hall. The first building used
as a dormitory at Salem. This date,
it is felt, will be much more con
venient than the former time of
meeting in midwinter because of
the weather conditions, which aro
likely to be more favorable in Oc
Yesterday six new members were
taken into the Order of the Scorpion.
These were: Louise Early, Marvel
Campbell, Margaret Patterson, Pat
ty McNeely, Sue Forrest, and SaUy
Emerson. This increases the num
ber in the organizatiosi to sixteen.
The Junicnrs wish both you and
To enjoy with them their jam
On Saturday night at eight-thirty
There’ll be someone to welcome
you when you knock.
Remember that Louisa Sitting’s
the place.
So bring your beau and we’ll
all race
To pay our dime and a half
dc»wn quick
And then the floor — which will
be quite slick —
Will be filled with dancing chat
ter and fun
Until to our rooms we are ordered
to run.
Once again Asheville, North Car
olina furnished an appropriate set
ting for its fourth annual Mozart
Festival, August 26-28, 1940. The
festival was fashioned after those
held annually for nearly a century
at Salzburg, tlui birthplace of Mo
Salem College was well represent
ed by students of the voice depart
ment who were presented in the
gay and fanciful opera “School for
Lovers,” the climax of the festival.
The cast of ‘ School for Lovers ’ ’
included Kathryn Swain, as Isi-
dora; Carolyn Creson as Dorabella;
Lillian Stokes as Despine; E. C.
Alexander as Ferrando; Ted Boden-
heimer as Gratiano; and James
Blair as Don Alfonzo. Margaret
Leinbach was accompanist for the
Mr. Thor Johnson, musical direc
tor of the Festivals, conducted the
opera, and Mr. Clifford Bair was
the producer. Both are authorities
on Mozart.
The “Asheville Citizen,” August
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The affiliation of Salem College
with the Bowman Gray School of
Medicine of Wake Forest College
was announced at last Commence
ment by Dr. Rondthaler. Through
this affiliation, Salem will offer a
degree course in technology (the
first in North Carolina) and a pre
nursing course.
The academic work will be given
as heretofore at Salem College, and
the clinical and professional work
will be given at the Bowman Gray
School of Medicine of Wake Forest
College, and the North Carolina Bap
tist Hospital.
The medical technology course will
cover a period of three years aca
demic work and 14 months clinical
training. A B. S. degree will be
granted at the completion of this
course. This course will meet the
requirements of the American S'o-
ciety of Clinical Pathologists, and
graduates will be eligible for the
registry examination with this so
ciety, This will be the first degree
coursc in medical technology to be
offered in North Carolina.
Pre-nursing course will cover a
period of two years’ academic work,
followed by three years of training
at the Baptist Hospital. At the
close of this period, a B. S. degree
in nursing will be granted by the
Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
The Winston-Salem Civic Music
Association is presenting an excel
lent and varied program this year
which none should miss. A glance
at the following list will no doubt
convince you of that fact. One
$3-.00 ticket will enable you to see
all the concerts.
Kristen Thorborg — Contralto —
October 25.
Ezio Pinza — Baritone — iso-
yember 23.
Erica Harini — Violinist — De
cember 3.
Alexander Bailowski — Pianist-^
January 21.
Helen Jepson — Soprano — Feb
ruary 17.
Cleveland Symphony — March 28.
All students who have paid their
budget will also enjoy the Salem
College lecture series. Speakers for
the following year are: Madame
Sigrid Undset, world famous novel
ist, lecturing on “A Novelist Looks
At Literature” on October 15; Le-
land Stowe, foreign correspondent
for the New York Herald Tribune,
lecturing on phases of present Eu
ropean conditions, on October 31;
Thomas Craven, well known art
critic lecturing on ‘‘Hopes and
Fears For American Art;” John
Mason Brown, dramatic critic, mak
ing his fourth appearance before
members of the Salem Lecture Se
ries, will talk on “Broadway In
Review. ”
Unfortunately the contemporary
theatre group will not be able to
function this year. Members of the
association hope that interest dis
played by college students and town
audiences will warrant the return
of the group plays in the future.
Anyone interested in dramatics
has the privilege of joining the
Little Theatre Group. Inactive
membership which enables one to
see all plays presented during the
year is only $1.50.
It seems indeed that the campus
has had a “shampoo, set, and mani
cure” during our summer recess.
The change probably noticed first
is the new dining room now in con
struction. There isn’t much of a
building there yet, but the work
being done shows signs that a beau
tiful new building will soon rise
above the chaos of piled bricks,
scattered lumber, and mounds of
earth now cluttering the spot.
The change that is probably most
appreciated by the students, espec
ially the boarders, is the new Game
Room. It is a grand place for after-
dinner bridge sessions, ping-pong
matches, song fests, and general re
The day students are pleased over
the rugs and several new pieces of
furniture that have been added to
their social study rooms. And the
piles and piles of comfy new cu
shions are just the thing for real
relaxation, and in Clewell all these
girls who frequent the “Y” Room
are delighted to know that the old
piano has been replaced by a much
better one. The pedal actually
works on this piano; so it should
give much enjoyment this year.
The faculty and students living
in the Sisters’ House feel that no
wintry blasts can make them shiver
and sneeze this year, since a steam
heating system has been installed.
The beautiful old floors and other
evidences of antiquity have been
left as they were in 1802, but the
rooms are certainly more comfort
able and convenient now.
The library has continued to add
new books to its store, thus in
creasing its efficiency.
The art students are delighted
over the beautiful collection of
paintings which Miss Sarah Vest
has contributed to the department.
We are deeply indebted to Miss
Vest for her wonderful addition.
Today, Mrs. Bruce Williams, di
rector of dramatics at Salem, enter
tained the Pierrette Players and oth
er students interested in drama at
her home on South Marshall S1:reet
for the first meeting of the’ combin
ed dramatic clubs this year. Re
freshments were served and plans
for the coming year were discussed.
Previous to this meeting those
girls who had not been connected
with: either one of the clubs met in
the Old Chapel with Mrs. Williams
who explained the purpose and ac
tivities of past Freshmen Dramatic
Clubs. The girls decided to give
several one-act plays in order to try
out for the larger production to be
presented later on in the year. Mrs.
Williams suggested that they join
the Little Theater of Winston-Salem
but remain inactive members, simply
attending the performances and ob
serving technique.
The new chapel system instigated
this year seems to have met with
approval on all sides. In case any
one does not have this new plan
entirely straight, here is a brief ex
planation. Chapel attendance will be
required of all students. Off-campus
students may secure a permission
for the semester to be excused from
chapel on the days when she has
no classes until eleven o’clock. This
permission does not include Wed
nesday chapel. Nine cuts will be
given to each student and she will
be informed at intervals as to the
number of cuts she has taken. Ex
cuses may also be secured for prac
tice teaching and department trips.
Monitors from each class will check
the students in’ chapel. All students
will sit in alphabetical order ac
cording to classification.
Violation of any of these regula
tions is considered serious, and
after a student has been warned by
the Adminstration and Student
Council a possible penalty may be
the request to the student that she
withdraw from the college.
Salem faculty returns to the cam
pus this year following vacations of
travel and study.
Miss McNally and Miss Strafford
spent some time daring the vaca
tion months at the University of
North Carolina doing graduate
work. Miss Knox, head of the busi
ness department, studied at Wo
man’s College of the University of
North Carolina during the first sum
mer session and in Chapel Hill the
last semester.
Mr. Owens spent the summer in
New York City studying at the New
York University where he was do
ing work towards his Ph.D. degree.
Mr. McEwen taught at Duke Uni
versity summer school in addition
to finishing up work on his Ph.D.
At the University of Michigan,
(Continued On Page Two)
To the Freshmen of three
years ago and to the Freshmen
of today this first issue of the
Salemite is dedicated. May it be
to the Seniors a reminder of all
the things with which they have
for long felt at home. May it be
to the Freshmen a welcome to
Salem and to its activities and
may each publication be a re
minder that this welcome is al
ways present.

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