SALEM COLLEGE, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 3, 1947.
Salem Will Celebrate
Founder’s Day Monday
The students of Salem College*
will celebrate Founder’s Day with
a half-holiday Monday, Oetffber 6.
The celebration honors the founders
of the college, which this year is in
its 176th school session. The foun
ders were early Moravian settlers
who in 1772 began Salem Female
Academy which has culminated in
to two institutions, Salem College
and Salem Academy.
Dr. Douglas Eights, pastor of Tri
nity Moravian Church, will deliver
the Founder’s Day address at a stu
dent assembly at 10:20 a. m. Tues
day, October 7. The assembly will
be for both college and academy
There are a few new faculty ad
ditions and corrections which have
not previously been announced by
Miss Helen Bedon of Miami, Flo
rida, comes to Salem to assume Mr.
Higgins ’ duties as an instructor in
chemistry. Miss Bedon received her
Bachelor of Arts degree in science
from Meredith College and her
Master of Arts degree in science
from the University of North Car
Professor Boy J. Campbell has
been appointed acting head of the
Science Department, temporarily re
placing Professor Charles Higgins
who is recuperating from a serious
Mrs. B. C. Dunford, Jr., will teach
piano this year. Mrs. Dunford, the
former Nancy Ridenhour, is a grad
uate of Salem College and has stu
died in New York with Edwin
Hughes. While at Salem she was
a student of Dean Charles G. Vardell.
Dr. H. S. Jordan is now the head
of the Language Department.
Mrs. C. M. Hackler who received
her Bachelor of Arts degree at the
Women’s College of the University
of North Carolina is an assistant in
the department of education and
Betty Jean Holleman, senior music
Jnajor at Salem College, initiated a
Series of fall concerts at Glade
Valley School near Sparta last Sat
urday night when she gave a con
cert on the new Steinway grand
piano there. The mixed chorus sang
Several selections at intervals dur
ing the program.
Glade Valley School is a boarding
School for boys and girls of high
School age. It is an affiliate of the
I’resbyterian Church. A number of
Concerts through the fall have be6n
planned in the cultural interests of
the students. Betty Jean has pre-
■'^iousily played for them on the
Betty Jean presented a varied
program including selections from
the classic school as well as more
Diodern and familiar works. Bach’s
‘‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
Opened the program. Particularly
brilliant in performance were t^vo
preludes by Chopin and the “Rhap
sody in E Flat” by Brahms. Among
*he others were “Valse Roman-
tique” and “Clair de Lune” by
^ebussy and “Romance” by Sib
Jane Lovelace, a 1946 graduate of
Salem College, has been awarded a
scholarship at Tulane University in
New Orleans by The National Foun
dation for the Prevention of Polio.
This scholarship provides for all of
Jane’s expenses while she is study
ing for her Masters Degree in social
work at the Tulane School of Social
The scholarship was awarded on
a competitive basis and required
recommendations from Duke Medi
cal School, Tulane University, and
Salem College where Jane has stud
While at Salem, Jane was very
active in campus organizations. She
was vice-president of the Y Cabinet,
literary editor of the Sights and In
sights and a member of ‘ ‘ Who’s
Who” and the order of the Scorpion.
Dr. Depp Speaks
At Chapel Here
“Living in an Unchanging World”
was the topic of Dr. Mark Depp’s
talk in chapel Tuesday morning. Dr.
Depp is the pastor of Centenary
Methodist Church, and came to Win-
ston-Salem a year ago from Pitts
burgh. He received degrees from
Allegheny College and the Boston
School of Theology, and is widely
known as a speaker.
Dr. Depp approached his subject
first from the standpoint of the basic
human emotions. He said that, in
the deep things of human experience,
time is of little consequence. Next,
Dr. Depp stated that we live in an
unchanging world from the stand*
point of the laws of science. It is
not that wo do different things from
those of our ancestors, we just do
them differently. Lastly, he point
ed out that we live in an unchanging
world from the standpoint of moral
laws. Man does not live by his own
laws, but by the unwritten laws of
God, which do not change.
The SaJem College Choral En
semble, under the direction of Mr.
Paul Peterson, will give its first
concert of the year in Hickory, N. C.,
Friday night, October 24. The en
tire organization of over 60 mem
bers will be the guests of the St.
Cecelia Music Club until they return
The next scheduled concert will
be a candlelight Vesper Service in
the Home Moravian Church on Dec
ember 14. The members of the
church choir will also participate.
Other performances, including a
spring tour, are now being planned.
These programs will consist of all
types of music: chorales, 17th cent
ury contrapuntal music, madrigals,
spirituals, folk songs, excerpts from
operas and semi-classical songs.
To Hear Talks
Frances Griffin of the Winston-
Salem Journal staff will be the first
in a series of speakers who will talk
to members of the editorial staff
of the Salemite. She will speak
Tuesday night at 7 o’clock in the
Several members of the Journal-
Sentinel staff, including Bonnie
Angelo and Annie Lee Singletary,
will appear - at subsequent meetings
to discuss merits and faults of the
Salemite and to give advice to as
The symposiums are required for
staff members, and any interested
students are invited to attend.
The Lablings elected new officers
aft the first business meeting of the
year wTiich was held in Park Hall
Mary Willis of Winston-Salem
was elected secretary; Jane Chand
ler of Clio, S. C., treasurer; and
Befty Griffin of Durham, club re
The next meeting was scheduled
for October 13. Kathryn Ballew,
Cerf Will App ear As
First Lecturer In Series
Bennett Cerf, noted columnist, publisher and humorist,
will speak in Memorial Hall October 9, as the first le.cturer in
the 1947-48 Lecture Series-. Mr. Cerf has become something
of a literary lion among those who have a lively appreciation
for the humorous anecdote.
♦ With the publication of a col
lection of Jiumorous items, Try and
Stop Me, and his latest book. Any
thing For A Laugh, Mr. Cerf holds
unquestioned lead as the nation’s
Number One refurbisher, collector
and inventor of jokes.
Back of this reputation as a
reconteur lie years of unparalleled
achievement in the .publishing field.
Born in Manhattan, the son of a
New York lithographer, he attended
Columbia University and acquired a
Phi Beta Kappa membership and a
B. A. degree in 1919. After a year
of study at Columbia’s School of
Journalism he was reporter on the
New York Herald Tribune and
later switched to a Wall Street
brokerage firm. He then became
a member of the staff of the pub
lishing house of Boni and Liveright.
After two years he and his partner
managed to buy out its most sub
stantial asset, the Modern Library.
In 1927,'with the profits from this
venture, they founded Random
Cerf’s authors today embrace such
diverse temperaments as Sinclair
Lewis, Quentin Reynolds, Vincent
Sheean, William Faulkner,. S. J.
Perelman, Andre Malraux; such
poets as Isherwood and Auden; and
the playwrights, Eugene O’Neill,
Clare Booth Luce, Kaufman and
Hart, Lindsay and Crouse and many
Those who know Bennett Cerf are
frankly staggered by the quantity
of work he can cram into a single
day. He thinks nothing of reading
an important manuscript far. into
the night; starting off the next
day by entertaining an author at
breakfast; putting in a good stint
of work at his office; writing one
of his several magazine columns
for either The Saturday Review of
Literature or for. Omnibook; and
dashing off to make a broadcast.
His quieter evenings are spent with
authors or theatrical celebrities or
at Broadway first nights.
Patsy Moser was elected house
president of Clewell Dormitory Mon
.Patsy, who is from Gastonia, is
a member of the junior class. She
is majoring in Home Economics and
will go into a year of internship
in Dietetics when she finishes her
work at Salem.
The past year Patsy has been act
ive in various campus organizations.
She has been a member of the Lab-
lings, the Spanish Club, and the
Freshman Dramatics Club. For two
years she has been a cheer-leader
for the class of ’49, and this year
Patsy is on the business staff of
the annual. She is also serving as
reporter for the Home Economics
Patsy replaces ^ouise Dodson,
who did not return to Salem this
fall. Betty Wolfe, of Charlotte,
N. C., was nominated also as a can
didate for the office.
Freshmen Rabbits' Have Rude Awakening
Got up in time to make the
Fixed my room and made the
Started classes. Remembered
to ask plenty of intelligent
questions and looked alert.
Began tour of tobacco plants
and grocery stores to get a
burlap bag for Friday.
Returned to school. Entered
dining room by side door.
7:00 to 10:00: Buried myself in a
third floor seminar r oom.
10:01: Crept back to the dorm and
tried to make- myself in-
conspicious—it was hard—
for the rest of the night.
10.30. Had a Rude Awakening.
6:00: Got up to get breakfast for
four sophomores across the
8.00. Fixed up two other rooms.
Tied black book around my
neck and remembered to
carry pint jar.
Fell into a chair in History.
Asked one question. Tried
to look awake.
Emptied ashes and dashed
to lunch. Ate a square meal
and got dyspepsia.
2:00 to 6:00: Wrote ten letters, ran
errands, and was embarrassed
in innumerable ways.
Buried' myself in a seminar.
Was yanked out by an un
10:30: Collapsed after an evening
of utter misery.
. . . and Friday
5:00; Got up in time to get break
fast for eight sophomores.
Started dressing.. Had a
little difficulty with the coat-
hanger theory of applying
rabbit ears, but by
Was all fixed up.
8:00: Started making many beds.
Left my own in a mess.
What’s the use?
8:25: Remembered at the last min
ute to go to class. Thought
it best not to ask any quest
ions and give myself away.
10:00: The tail of my burlap bag
began to get in the way. My
black stockings started to
slide down, and I had dropped
my jar three times, spilling
hundreds of cigarette butts.
1:00: Had to do several peculiar
things during lunch; acquired
“Life on a Hockey
or “I’d Rather Die”,
bear to think of it
6:00: Tried to ea^ dinner, but
couldn’t get very far.
7:00: SOPHOMORE COURT You
you know as well as I do.
Welch Will ©ive
Miss Welch, head pf the psycho
logy department will administer a
graduate record examination on Oct
ober 27 and 28 to those who are
interested. This examination is a
measure of general education in
eight fields with advanced test in
major subject. It is recognized as
standard throughout the country
and designed for graduate or pro
spective graduate students. A large
number of graduate schools in both
the United States and Canada re
commend and many require results
^f this examination as one. of the
credentials for admission.
The fee for the examination is
five dollars. Students interested in
applying should see Miss Welch in
her office^ in Main Hall on any day
between 12 o ’clock and 1. All appli
cants for the October 27 and 28 ex
amination must register with Miss
Welch before noon, Thursday, Oct
ober 9. \
The examination is administered
four times each year on a nation
wide basis. :