It’s a curtain for Old Chapel
we’re trying to get
So let’s all contribute to the
Lecturers for ’50-’51 are re
Let’s all attend and be in the
A campaign to raise funds for
a new curtain for Old Chapel will
begin Tuesday, October 17. All
during the day, members of the
Pierrettes will give pins, designed
as curtains, to everyone who con
tributes money to the drive.
The highlight of the day will be
a chapel program performed by
the members of the Pierrettes.
This is the first year for the
Pierrettes as a major organization.
The curtain campaign, which will
be known as the C. C. C., is their
chief project for the year.
Other tentative plans for the
C. C. C. include a Carnival day and
the presentation of three one act
plays. These plays will be given
in March, which is International
Theater Month. The Pierrettes
plan to present a French play, a
German play, and an American
Other arrangements for this new
major organization will be an
nounced later by the Pierrette
president. Results of the C. C. C.
will be announced in The Salemite
Last Saturday night the Phi Chi
fraternity at Bowman Gray w'as the
host at an open house honoring
their freshmen and Salem students.
The guests spent the evening danc
ing, getting acquainted and visiting
th.e famous ‘‘Snake Pit” which is
a recreation room designed and
decorated by the med students.
Among the Saleniites attending
were: Delight .Allen, Anne Black-
u'ell, Kitty ’Burrus, Lil and Ann
Sprinkle, Fay Stickney, Betty Lep-
pert and Keenan Casteen.
Have You Voted?
The contest to select the Sweet
heart of Salem is now in progress.
Have you voted ? The pictures of
the entrees are in the date room
of Clewell. Go in and pick out
the boy whom you would like to
see the Sweetheart of Salem. Then
cast your votes at one cent each.
The contest will close next Mon
day night. This is a project of the
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 13, 1950
The Day Students under their constitution, ^
ficers: Betty Pfaff, president; Betty Tesch, vice-president;
newly-adopted last Monday, have elected the following of-
Carolyn Johnson, secretary; Anna Frances
Miss Ivy Hixson is planning to
spend from October 15 through
November 1 working on her disser
tation in Chapel Hill.
The thesis concerns the lost prose
wmrk of the Roman Republic. It
includes historians, jurists, gram
marians, orators and letter writers.
Miss Hixson has a shoe box full of
notes, so she is following the old
adage by beginning to write.
Dr. V. L. Ullman, head of the
department of Classical Languages
and Literature, will assist Miss
Hixson in her work. She will also
use the University library in her
research concerning German and
Salem-Davidson Day will be Sat
urday, December 9. The Salem Y
Cabinet received the invitation
from the Davidson Y this week. A
program for the day has not yet
been planned, but it is expected to
include a sports event and a dance.
Spencer Works For Doctorate,
Teaches Salemites History
Warren F. Spencer
by Jane Watson
Mr. Spencer sat back in his easy
chair surrounded by books and
papers and tried to get the worried
expression off his face. I had in
terrupted his studying for his pre
liminary doctorate exams in the
latter part of November.
When I asked Mr. Spencer why
he had chosen history as his major
field, he laughed and said, “All of
a sudden I discovered in my sen
ior year that I had a major in it.”
Seriously, he added that he thought
a knowledge and understanding of
history brought a deeper under
standing of civilization, which
better enables man to perform his
functions in civilization. Knowledge
of the background and historic
traditions of yourself and your
country as well as of other peoples
and their countries brings you to
a closer understanding of the world.
Mr. Spencer added that he realized
also in his senior year the need
for teachers. Then the worried ex
pression returned as he observed
that teaching jobs are hard to ob
tain without graduate degrees.
Mr. Spencer received^ his master’s
degree from the University of Pen
nsylvania last year and completed
the course work for his doctor’s.
He attributes his three y e a r s’
(Continued on pag^e four)
Yesterday the day students a-
dopted a constitution. This is the
first year that the Day Student
Organization will have operated
under its own constitution. It has
previously been a branch of the
Student Government Association.
Betty Pfaff has been elected to
serve as president of the day stu
dents. Those chosen to serve with
her are Betty Tesch, vice-president;
Carolyn Jphnson, secretary; and
Anna Frances Morgan, treasurer.
President Betty Pfaff is a senior
voice major. She has served on the
I. R. S. Council and on the Legis
lative Board. She is in the Choral
Ensemble and has sung in the early
morning chapel choir for three
The vice-president, Betty Tesch,
is a sophomore piano major. She
has sung in the early morning
chapel choir for two years. She is
Glow serving on the Y Cabinet.
Secretary Carolyn Johnson is
vice-president of the senior class.
She has served on the I. R, S.
The treasurer, Anna Frances, is
a sophomore transfer from W. C.
The Day Students have made
most of their plans for the semes
ter. Last Saturday night they held
a weiner roast and dance at Camp
Betty Hastings. The latter part of
this month they are planning to
have a mother’s tea, when their
mothers will be honored guests.
Before Christmas holidays they
plan to have a tree-trimming party.
The day students have also
undertaken the decorating of their
room, 205 South Hall, as a major
project of the year.
All persons signing out for a
week-end are asked to sign out
only during the week preceding
the week-end that they plan to be
away, not two or three weeks in
advance. All students are reminded
to be more specific about dates
and time when signing in and out.
Dr. Welch spoke in the Golds
boro High School Auditorium on
October 12 to an audience of 2,000.
The title of her speech was “As
The Child Grew”, and included the
moral, physical, intellectual and
social development of the child.
After the speech, the Goldsboro
Gold Masquers presented Dr.
Welch’s play, “Trail of Tears”,
which won first prize at the 1950
Chapel Hill drama festival. The
purpose of the performance was to
show how drama meets the four
folds of development.
On October 14, Dr. Welch at
tended a meeting of the North
Western District of N. C. E. A. in
Greensboro. Dr. Welch is president
of the Division of Higher Educa
tion, and she presided over the
meeting of that group.
The F. T. A. meeting was held
Thursday afternoon, and plans were
made for the contest of “Miss Stu- |
dent Teacher”. Several of the
Salem F. T. A. members also at
Tomorrow, Dr. Welch will assist
an N. C. E. A. committee in
Raleigh. There, she and the com
mittee will make plans for the
yearly N. C. E. A. program.
Last week the Student Council
appointed Ann Blackwell to be Fire
Chief. Ann is a Junior from Fay
etteville, North Carolina. She has
worked on the business staff of the
Salemite and has been president of
the Baptist student group.
Ann has appointed the following
dorm captains: Betty Beal, Bitting;
Carolyn Cheek, Clewell; Jean
Davenport, Sisters; Mary Lib
Weaver, South; Mary C. Craig,
Strong. Fire rules have been drawn
up and will be posted soon.
Will Be October 28
Gingham Tavern will be held on
Saturday, October 28, in the Day
Students’ Center, it was announced
this week by the Home Ec Club.
The party will be held from 8
p.m. until midnight, and a Hallo
ween theme will be used.
Cornelia Otis Skinner, actress and
writer, will appear October 30 in
Memorial Hall as the first speaker
on the Lecture Series for 1950-51,
it was announced by Miss Jess
The two remaining lecturers for
the season will be William Law
rence on January 8 and Merle
Miller on February 27.
Miss Sk inner is well known as
an actress, particularly as a mono-
logist, and as a writer. She was
horn in Chicago and attended the
Baldwin School and Bryn Mawr.
She has also studied in Faris. In
the last few years she has starred
in Maugham’s “Theatre”, Lillian
Heilman’s “The Searching Wind”
and Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Winder
mere’s Fan.” She is the author of
Family Circle and the co-author,
with Emily Kimbrough, of Our
Hearts Were Young and Gay. She
has also written for the “New
Mr. Lawrence is a speaker from
die science field. He was the first
newspaperman to write of the dis
covery of Uranium 235 and the fact
that it held the ■ key to the utili
zation of atomic energy. He was
the only newspaperman to cover
the Nagasaki bombing and is the
only civilian who has seen four of
the five atomic bomb explosions.
Mr. Lawrence is a two-time win
ner of the Fulitzer Frize. He is
the author of Dawn Over Zero and
of numerous magazine articles.
Merle Miller’s first fame followed
the publication several years ago
of That Winter, a novel about vet
erans of World War II.
He was educated at the Univer
sity of Iowa and the London School
of Economics and, before the war,
was a Washington correspondent
of the Philadelphia Record... Dur
ing the war he founded and edited
the Facific edition of Yank and
later the continental edition. He
eventually became executive editor
of all 14 editions of the army-
After the war, he worked for
Time magazine then became book
editor for the Saturday Review of
Literature. Until recently he was
en editor of Harper’s magazine. He
IS also the author of The Sure
Thing, and We Dropped the A-
The Senior Class will sponsor
vespers Sunday night at 6:30 in the
basement of Bitting. The program
will be a musical one. Cammy
Lovelace, senior class president, is
in charge of the program.
At a required class meeting last
Monday the freshmen heard that
they were babies who must bow
to the word of the Sophomores.
By dinner that night they were
wearing caps, bibs, big signs and
carrying rattlers and baby bottles.
Tuesday night the Freshmen en
tertained the Sophomore class with
skits m the basement of Clewell.
The final event of the three days
was rat court which was held Wed
nesday night in Old Chapel. Here
the Freshmen performed the stunts
assigned by the judges. The judges
were: Anne Miller, Jane Fearing,
Maureen O’Crovvley, Kappy Green,
Sarah Watson, Jean Harrison, Jean
Moye, Sallie Ann Knight, Feggy
Britt, Marilyn Samuel and Elsie