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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 20, 1946.
Salem Begins Commemorative Year
New Students Conclutle
Orientation for all new boarding
students at Salem College began
Monday, September 16, when both
freshmen and transfer students be
gan taking part in the four days of
activities planned before the for
mal opening on September 20.
The first day of orientation in
eluded an informal party in the
evening given by the Student
Government Association. Also on
Monday evening the new students
assembled in the Old Chapel to be
welcomed by Dr. Bondthaler, other
administrative officials, and Connie
Seoggin, president of Student
Government. The G. I. students had
a party of their own Monday night,
a “smoker”, in the Club dining room.
On Tuesday, new students took
psychological, English, and lanf^uage
tests, and in the evening Miss Jose
phine Wilson, dean of residence,
talked to them in the living room of
Louisa Wilson Bitting dormitory.
A mathematics test was given to
each new student Wednesday morn
ing, and library orientation took
place later the same day. The Y. M.
C. A. entertained with a tea Wednes
day afternoon, and the I. R. S. spon
sored a progressive party Wednesday
Transfer students and returning
students began their registration
Thursday, and orientation week e»d-
ed Thui'>da\ night with a community
Fifteen new professors have been
appointed to the faculty for the year
Miss Eloise Baynes is substitut
ing for Miss Lucile Vest, who has
a leave of absence for 1946-47. Miss
Baynes, who received her A. B.
at Salem, and her M. A. at the
University of North Carolina, will
teach courses in Modern Languages,
Replacing Miss Josephine Wible in
Speech, English, and Dramatics, is
Mrs. Elizab&th Berglund. Mrs. Ber
glund received her B. S. in Eng
lish at the University of Maine and
she will be awarded her M. A.
shortly from the University of
Miss Theresa Destabile,' replac
ing Mrs. Joseph Delaney in math
and psychology, obtained her B. A.
from Hunter College and her M. A.
from Columbia University.
Robert J. Leach, B. A. Marietta
College, M. A. Ohio State Univer-
sity, is replacing Dr. C. V. Confer
James R. Lerch, B. S. degree in
^ jolin from Juilliard, professor of
Violin, is taking Miss Hazel Horton
The now business manager is
Peter Mann who studied at Boston
Teachers College, Harvard Univer
sity, and Mass. Institute of Tech
nology. Mr. Mann is repla,cing Miss
Taking the positions held by Miss
Sarah Burrell and Miss Katherine
Adams, Miss Adele Pangle, the new
assistant dean, received her B. A.
at the University of Omaha, and her
M. A. at Columbia.
Paul Peterson received his B.
Music at Eastman School of Music,
M. Music Northwestern University.
Mr. Peterson will replace Mrs.
Elizabeth Hamrick and Clifford
Bair in voice.
Assisting in the Salem College
News Bureau is Miss Helen Sanford,
who received her A. B. at Woman’s
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DE. CHARLES G. VARDELL
Green, Vardell Collabrate On Poem
To Commemorate Salem Anniversary
Paul Green, author, playwright,
and staff member of the Playmakers
at the Universitj' of North Carolina,
has written a commemorative poem
for Salem College’s 175th anniver
sary. Dr. Charles G. Vardell, Jr., dean
of the school of music at Salem is
now composing an arrangement for
orchestra and chorUs to accompany
the poem. The completed poem set
to music will have its first perfor
mance on the night of Maj 31, 1947,
at the time of Salem College Com
mencement. Dr. and Mrs. Green have
accepted an invitation to be present
at this first performance. This is
not the first time that Professors
Vardell and Green have successfully
collaborated, for during the war Dr.
Vardell wrote the music for Green’s
work, “A Christmas Poem in Time
Green’s poem is a dramatic inter
pretation of the religious faith of
the Moravian Church which cul
minated in the establishment of the
ancient town of Salem and Salem
Academy and College. He emphasizes
the creed of faith, love,' unity, and
brotherhood and stresses the need
for these virtues in world affairs to
Results of the Sophomore Culture
Tests which were given to all sopho
mores last spring were released
this week by Miss Ivy Hixson, aca
demic dean. Catherine Gregory,
Nancy McColl, and Hope Marshall
led their class with the highest
scores in the General Culture Test.
They were followed by Margaret
Raynal, Hazel Thomas, Patsy Law,
Peggy Davis, Jane Morris, Virginia
Summers, Jeanne Pierce, Deborah
Darr, and Jane Church.
The highest total scores in the
Contemporary Affairs test were
made by Hope Marshall, Nancy Mc
Coll, Virginia Summers, Catherine
Gregory, Patsy Law, Deborah Darr,
Jane Morris, Margaret Raynal,
Blanche Hi.cks, Hazel Thomas, Doro
thy Wooten, and Peggy Davis.
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Salemite Will Sponsor
Contest For Campaign Slogan
The Salemite wishes to announce^'
a student slogan campaign which
will begin with the publication of
this paper, Friday, Septeidber 20.
The slogan, which will be used in
the campaign to raise funds for the
new science building, must be sub
mitted to the editor of the Salemite
before twelve p. m. on Wednesday,
October 2. Prizes for tho winning
slogan will be a year’s subscription
to Junior Bazaar or Reader’s Digest.
The winning slogan will be used
widely during the campaign on the
campus as well as in the community.
Last spring the General Education
Board of the Rockefeller Founda
tion reviewed Salem upon request.
After careful analysis of Salem’s
whole program, buildings, and equip
ment there was sincere appreciation
and recognition expressed for the
job Salem College is doing in the
educational world. The Board also
said that in order for Salem to do its
best work a new science building
was needed to house all natural
sciences, home economic laborator
ies, experimental pschyology labor
atories, and provide room for ex
pansion in other fields of science.
The Board further stated that in
view of Salem’s anticipated growth
to 450 students such a building was
neSded not only for the increased
number of science students, but al
so to free much needed space in
Main Hall for growth in arts classes.
HANES APPOINTED CHAIRMAN
The General Education Board then
challenged the Board of Trustees of
Salem by promising to give the
Board of Trustees $50,000 for the
building of the new science build
ing if the Board of Trustees would
raise $150,000. The structure as
planned will cost approximately
$200p00. Mr. Robert M. Hanes,
chairman of Salem’s fund-raising
campaign, presented the matter to a
group of representatives of the
community. Mr. Hanes then dis
cussed the proposition with the
Board of Trustees. Everyone from
the Board of Trustees and the
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This year the Physical Education
Department has completely revised
its program. Under the direction of
Miss Helen Stout, who replaces Miss
Rebecca Averill, the Phys. Ed. de
partment plans to stress teamwork
and sportsmanship in group games.
All freshmen taking physical edu
cation will be in a sports class which
will emphasize group playing and
sportsmanship. The class will be
the regular two periods a week with
an hour afternoon lab.
Sophomores and juniors will take
a siMJcialized form of physical ed.
They will sign up for combination
classes in which development of
skill and knowledge of specific sports
will be stressed. This combination
class means a student may sign up
for a hockey and basketball combina
tion, or tennis and badmintion, or
basketball and softball, etc. This
combination class will not be made
up of sophomores and juniors ex
clusively but it will be a mixed
Thurmond Edwards will teach golf
again this year to Salem College
■students at Reynolds Park. The
Club Dining Room will be used for
Modern Dance which will be taught
by Mrs. Robert Lawson.
Riding will be instructed by Mrs.
P. D. Philbrick, who has a new
academy four and two tenths miles
(15 minutes) from Salem. Mrs.
Philbrick has had wide experience
in horsemanship and instruction.
Her horses are of a superior quality.
A twenty hour ticket is $50 which
includes everything but transporta
tion. Students may ride at Mrs.
Philbrick’s academy for $2.50 an
hour without instruction or credit,
but non-enrollers will be limited at
first. If desired transportation will
be arranged by Mr. Weinland. Class
room instruction will be observed on
Other new courses have been
scheduled. Mr. Evett will offer two
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^Harrelson Makes Address
At Opening Ceremonies
An address by Chancellor John
W. Harrelson of North Carolina
State College formally opened Salem
College’s l/5th year on September
20 in Memorial Ilall. Chancellor
Harrelson’s speech followed an
academic procession led by the
Senior Class. Chancellor Harrelson,
who served in both World War I
and World War Tl, received B. E.
and M. E. degrees from State Col
lege and an LL. D. degree from
Wake Forest College. He taught for
niany years at State before being
appointed dean of administration
in 1934. The title of dean was chang
ed by the North Carolina Legisla
ture to chancellor in 1!)4.5. Dr.
Harrelson’s wife, the formex
Miss Elizabeth Connor, is a 1923
graduate of Salem College and ac
companied her husband to Winston-
Salem for the address.
The initial program heads a long
list of outstanding events which will
occur during the anniversary year.
The special programs celebrating
the anniversary were announced by
the anniversary committee of which
Agnew Bahnson is chairman. Other
members of the committee include
Mrs. Henry Alvah Strong, Honorary
chairman; Gordon Grey, Nettie
Allen Thomas, Howard E. Rond-
thaler, Mrs. C. T. Leinbach, Mrs.
R. D. Shore, Penn Sandridgo, Dr.
Adelaide Fries, Ralph ]’, Hanes,
Mrs. T, Holt, Haywood, Dr. C. G.
Vardell, Jr., Walser Allen, N. R.
McEwen, and Mary Hunter Hack
ney, president of the Senior class.
The programs include a science show,
the symposium, the anniversary c.in-
vocation to which President Tru
man has been invited, graduTtion
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H. K. Knickerbocker and Walter
Duranty will open Salem College’s
10th annual lecture series with a
debate on a now all-important ques
tion, “Can Russia be part of ‘One
World’”, on October 7. Remaining
lecturers scheduled for the yeir are
Virginia Sale, John Mason Brown,
and Dr. Gerald Wendt, as announced
by Dr. McEwen, chairman of tho
Lecture Series Committee.
Knickerbocker, correspondent for
International News Scrvice, wiil
hold the position that the SoviC't
Union’s aims and ambitions are in
compatible with world peace, while
Duranty, author of many books on
Russia, will contend that Russia can
become part of one world if, without
weakness or appeasement, the Eng-
lish-speaking nations will understand
Russia and its problems. This special
feature of the series has been made
possible by the cooperation of the
Anniversary of Salem College, and is
General Committee of the 175th
being presented as a part of the
Often called “the one-woman
theatre at its best,” Virginia Sale
will present a program of original
American sketches on January 10.
Ranked by critics with Cornelia
Otis Skinner and Ruth Draper in
this solo type of entertainment. Miss
Sale’s characterizations display deft
stagecraft, originality, and a broad
canvas of American life.
John Mason Brown, Associate
Editor of “The Saturday Review of
Literature,” wiU lecture on February
25. Serving as an officer in the
Navy during World War II, Brown
will speak on “ What We Should
Have Learned from the War.” Mr.
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