We greet the class of ’54,
For them Salem has lots in
With the new class we welcome
Her charming personality
we’ve already seen.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 22, 1950
New Students Invade Campus
by Mary Lib Weaver
The war in Korea took a sudden
turn last week-end when Marine-
led American reinforcements in
vaded the eastern coast. The Al
lied forces continued to advance
under heavy enemy fire.
Sherman and Pershing tanks are
being used in cracking the Red
defense. The city of Seoul has
been the main point of fighting for
the past few days. An air-lift has
been created to send supplies to
troops in their new positions.
Transport planes have continued
to land at the newly-seized Kimpo
Peace in Germany
Defense ministers of the big
western nations have been called
to New York to plan the quick
organization of a central western
army. This was an unexpected
PEACE IN GERMANY
The United States, Great Britain
and France warned Russia this
week to keep hands off in Western
Germany. This was a move to end
their state of war with Germany.
There has been no call for the pre
sent of a national army in the
The organization of state police
men, removal of prohibitions on
German industries, removal of re
strictions on the building of ex
port cargo ships, increase in steel
production, and the formation of a
ministry of foreign affairs of West
Germany was decided to be given
New Minister of Defense
General George C. Marshall this
week replaced Louis A. Johnson as
Secretary of Defense. This was
done on the request of President
Truman. Johnson relinquished his
«ffice in the Pentagon last Tuesday.
The fifth General Assernbly of
the United Nationk started its most
critical meeting at Flushing Mea
dow this week. At this meeting
Russia wants to oust Nationalist
China and seat Communist China
in the . U. N.
Freshmen Salemites began arriving on Sunday, September 17.
and show them around the campus.
Senior advisors were on hand to greet them
Y To Install
New members of the Salem Y.
W. C. A. will be installed Sunday
night at 6:30 in Old Chapel. ' It will
be the traditional candlelight ser
Special music for the service will
be rendered by Marilyn Moore,
pianist; Marion Lewis, soloist; and
Bennie Jo Michael, violinist. The
processional will be followed by a
responsive reading led by Mary Lib
Weaver. Mary Faith Carson,
president of the Y, will give an in
stallation talk. Following instal
lation the group will form the
friendship circle around the foun
tain behind Main Flail while sing
ing, “Follow the Gleam”. Dr.
Gregg Singer will close the ser
vice with prayer followed by the
All students who attend the ser
vice are asked to wear white
Salem Students Find New
Dean Interested, Charming
by Betty Beal
' “I’m thrilled with everything”, is
Mrs. Amy Heidbreder’s comment on
Salem. The attractive new Dean
of Students who came to Winston-
Salem after a busy summer at Bar
nard College declares that Salem’s
atmosphere is much more restful
that “New York bustle and con
fusion.” She says that “Salem is
a personal college.” Mrs. Heid
breder spent much time counseling
G. I.’s at Oklahoma City Univer
sity which has an enrollment of
almost ten thousand.
Our new dean has almost covered
the country as far as education is
concerned, having attended Oakla-
homa City University, the Univer
sity of Chicago, and Columbia Uni
versity. She has a daughter Jean,
who is a junior at Vassar. Jean
spends many week-ends at West
Point and Yale (she prefers the
Cadets), and lives in an “atmos
pheric” dormitory similar to our
Sisters’ House. She is coming to
Salem for Thanksgiving holidays
since Oaklahoma is too far to
travel for a week-end. If Daugh
ter is like Mother, Salemites will
be thrilled to see Jean!
Salem College held its 179th for
mal opening at 11:00 a.m. today.
Dean Vardell played “March Re-
ligeuse” by Guilmant for the Aca
demic Processional. Then the Sen
ior Class entered singing the tradi
tional “Standing at the Portal.”
Dr. Gramley, President, opened
the assembly with a short address.
After this Dean Hixson read the
Academic Honors for 1949-50.
Winifred Harris gave greetings
from the Student Government.
Following this the Right Reverend
J. Kenneth Pfohl gave the salu
tation from the Board of Trustees.
The Reverend E. A. Sawyer read
the scripture and led the assembly
The Alma Mater was then sung,
and the recessional was the “March
from Tannhauser” by Wagner.
Much to our pleasant surprise
quite a few changes have been
made around campus since last
May. Old Chapel, for one, has re
ceived a new paint job on its walls
and ceilirtg. Even the floor up
there smells of fresh paint.
The living room of Bitting sports
a brighter color now than before.
It is painted chartreuse and has
new draperies of blue. The same
paint bucket, as nearly as I could
figure it, was also used on the
walls in the basement of Clewell—
better known as Davy Jones
Locker. The halls of Clewell were
done over in a cream color.
But about the biggest change on
campus is the new Science Build
ing. When all of us old students
left last spring the building was
only a few feet above the ground.
Now the workmen have reached
the third story and are pounding
madly away from that great height.
If things keep up in this way,
maybe we shall be in by January
Joan Kenyon and Jane Krauss,
both seniors, have become members
of the honor society; it was an
nounced this morning in chapel by
Dean Ivy Hixson.
Jane, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Krauss of Winston-
Salem, is also off-campus Vice-
President of Student Government.
She transferred from Agnes Scott
during her freshman y»ar and is
majoring in history at Salem.
A home-economics major, Joan
Kenyon was house president of
Strong Dormitory her junior year.
She is from Oreland, Pennsylvania.
Orientation week for freshmen
and transfers began Friday, Sep
tember 15 at which time special
students and men students regis
tered. Other day students were
invited to stay on campus in Cle
well from Sunday till Wednesday.
Saturday night upperclassmen re
turning to assist with orientation
met to complete plans for the.
week’s program. Mrs. Heidbreder
and Dr. Gramley spoke briefly in
Dr. Gramley officially welcomed
new Salemites and introduced col
lege officials in an assembly Mon
day morning. In the afternoon the
freshman testing program began
with the English and the Psycho
logical tests. At 7:00 p.m. there
\yas a meeting with the heads of
campus organizations followed by
a Student Government-sponsored
party in Davy Jones Locker. Mari
lyn Samuels was in charge of the
program of games and Entertain
Mathematics and Language tests
were given the following day, and
the future music majors were tested
in Music Theory. The Athletic As
sociation entertained at the May
Dell fireplace with an informal out
door supper followed by a movie,
“His Girl Friday”, presented by
the May Day Committee. The
campus publications served refresh
ments after the movie.
Thursday morning new Salemites
were conducted through the library
and instructed in its use. After
this the Day Students were wait
ing to take them on a tour of
Winston-Salem. Thursday night
the Y. W. C. A. presented a skit
and a community sing in the base
ment of Bitting after which was
held the first “Y Watch” of the
year in the “Y” Room.
Freshmen received their schedules
on Friday morning before the first
Assembly in Memorial Hall. At
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Ecuadorian Student Finds
Salem Friendly, Informal
by Lola Dawson
A group of Salemites were all
hovering over the dark haired
brown-eyed girl who was drawing
a map of South America. The en
thusiastic girl pointed out Ecuador
on the map, and made a definite
mark which designated her home
town, Guayaquel. Then she looked
up and said, “That is where I live.
Violetta Castro Avellan, a jumor,
and a foreign student from the
University of Guayaquel in Ecua
dor, has already gained the friend
ship, of Salem and its students.
She says that she loves Salem,
because “all the people are so kind,
and I don’t feel homesick anymore '
since I came here”. Violeta plans
to major in Economics and Socio
logy, but she says, “I don’t know.
After my psychological test, per
haps Miss Hixson send me back
Violeta’s primary and grammar
school consisted of six years. Then
from grades six to twelve, she was
in high school. Then followed two
years at the University of Guaya
quel, after which she came to Salem.
During her schooling, Violeta has
has 2 years of French and 6 years
of English. She understands Eng
lish well, and speaks it fluently.
She said, “I love the English, but
I don’t understand the slang”. The
latest bit of slang that Violetta has
learned is “hep”—even though she
still wants to say “hip” instead.
Even with this rigid academic sche
dule, Violetta loved outside acti
vity at the University of Guaya
quel. She had the honor of being
the one Student representative t»
the Faculty. She was the voice
of four hundred students, both
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