Give generously, don’t be
Make the W. S. S. F. drive
success in ’50.
We can smoke out doors all
But be careful of fire while
you’re being gay.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 20, 1950
W.S.S.F. Drive Opens Oct 23
To Be Elected
Elections for the 1951 May Queen
and May Court will be held next
week at 7:30 in Old Chapel. The
May Queen and Maid of Honor
will be chosen on Tuesday night,
October 24. The attendants will be
selected the following night, Wed
nesday. Both evenings the nomi
nees will appear in evening dresses.
Nominations began Tuesday and
will continue through next Mon
day. Any petitions must be turned
in to Ann Pleasants by 10:30 Mon
Nominees for May Queen must
be members of the Senior Class.
They must be attractive, poised,
and graceful. Members of the May
, Court may come from any class.
They must also be attractive,
graceful, and poised. Any member
of the student body may nominate
a candidate for May Queen and
Dr. Alice M. Boring, sister of
Mrs. Rondthaler, spent last week
at the Rondthaler home on South
Main Street. Dr. Boring has . re
cently resigned her position as head
of the biology department at Yen-
ching University in Peking, China.
This school is an exchange uni
versity with Harvard.
The Rondthalers honored her
with a tea at their home Sunday
afternoon to which the college and
academy faculties were invited. Dr.
Boring left Winston-Salem Mon
day and is now living in Cambridge,
New smoking privileges, granted
as a result of a student petition,
were announced Thursday, October
19, by the Administration.
Smoking will be permitted on the
back campus dormitory area at all
times of the day, in the May Dell
during (and only during) May Day
practices next spring, and on the
hockey field on picnic occasions.
Halloween wall be the theme of
the Home Ec sponsored semi-an
nual Gingham Tavern to be held
in the Day Students Center Sat
urday night, October 28 from 8:00
A cake walk, in which all may
participate for 10c, will be featured.
Further entertainment will include
a ghost story by Joan Wampler
and a chorus line consisting of
Molly Quinn, Patsy Gattis, Betsy
Turner, Mary Joyce Wilson, Jean
Lewds and Alice McNeely.
The master of ceremonies will be
Mr. Harr}^ Martin, runner-up in
the Salem Sweetheart contest.
Admission to Gingham Tavern
will be 50c for couples and 35c for
Stee Gee Extends
Did you say, “Nowhere to go
Saturday night!”, and you with
that extra special date? Why not
try the Day Students’ Center ? It
is to be opened just for YOU.
Bring him over—meet the gang.
You will hear the best music this
side of Kernersville, and refresh
ments will be served to all (for a
price). Do drop by—it could be
Jane Alexander was elected tem
porary chairman of the freshman
class Monday, October 16 at a re
quired meeting of the class. She
will act as class president during
the next six weeks. Ann Sprinkle
acted as chairman of the meeting,
and the following girls were nomi
nated : Frankie Strader, Alice Mc-
Nealy, Lu Long Ogbourn, Jane
Alexander and Ann Burnett. The
voting was done by secret ballot.
Pierrette Tag Day For
New Curtain Is Success
Mr. J. D.Larkins Jr., Salemke
Father, Is New Sweetheart
By Muggins Bowman
Mr. J. D. Larkins, Jr., state sen
ator from Trenton, North Carolina
and father of Emma Sue Larkins,
was chosen as “Sweetheart of
Salem” in the contest sponsored
by the Senior Class during the
week of October 9-16. Second and
third places went to Mr. Harry
Martin, sociology professor at
Salem, and Mr. Aydlett, father of
The forty-two year old campus
sweetheart is six feet tall, and has
brown eyes and a light brow
A Wake Forest graduate. Sen
ator Larkins has served eight
terms in the senate, has been chair-
: man of the Jackson Day Dinner in
Raleigh and is now head of the
! cancer drive in North Carolina.
When informed of his latest of
fice, he wired: “Kiss all the girls
Mr. J. D. Larkins
Salem’. Am sending you
Tag Day, sponsored by the Pier
rettes, was a huge success. The
event was advertised by the pub
licity committee through numbers
of posters and newspaper articles.
On Tuesday, October 17, a skit
was presented in assembly starring
members of the club in a perfor
mance of “Hamming H a m 1 e t”.
Through exaggeration and chaos
the real conditions of the curtain
in Old Chapel were presented. As
you well know, our curtain is one
of light-weight material, W’ell faded
and torn. It hangs as a disgrace
to the freshly painted chapel.
The Publicity Committee, under
the direction of Faye Deaton, col
lected over twenty dollars. Tags
of crepe paper of green and white
vrere folded in the form of a mini
Think not that this is the last
of the curtain campaign. In mid
winter a carnival will be given for
the purpose of solicitating more
funds. In the meantime advertis
ing \yill continue, and all gifts will
be greatly appreciated. Remember
that this curtain will be your cur
tain ! It is a definite need. Con
The Salem College Board of
Trustees met today at 3:00 p.m. in
the Trustees Room. The Board,
the college administrative heads
and the heads of the various de
partments ate dinner in the club
dining room after the meeting. Dr.
and Mrs. Gramley entertained at
an after-dinner coffee for those
who attended the dinner and for
their wives and husbands.
On Student-Faculty Day, October
18, the faculty members sat at stu
dent tables for lunch and dinner.
The I. R. S. and Y. W. C. A. spon
sored an after dinner, coffee in the
living room of Bitting Wednesday
night honoring the faculty and
To See Play
A group of Salemites will journey
to Chapel Hill tomorrow to see
the “Madwoman of Chaillot” by
This group includes the Theater
class and others interested in dra
matics. Those attending are: Ruby
Nell Hauser, Peggy Ann Alderman,
Violetta Castro, Erika Huber,
Katherine Birkel, Brian Balfour,
and Lola Dawson.
The play is being presented by
the Carolina Playmakers and con
cerns a woman, seemingly mad,
who turns out to be quite sane.
Dr. Smith Presides
While Hixson Studies
Dr. Minnie J. Smith is acting as
Academic Dean while Miss Hixson
is at Chapel Hill studying at the
regular office hours. Miss Hixson
is a Chapel Hill studying at the
University for two weeks until
The discussion groups for fresh
men, which are sponsored by the
deans, began Tuesday night. The
purpose of these discussion groups
is to help the freshmen adjust to
college life. The first topic discus
sed concerned study habits. Such
topics as social habits, roommates
and better use of leisure time will
be taken up by the groups in the
The leaders of these groups are
members of the junior and senior
classes. They were appointed last
spring by the deans. These lead
ers then had several meetings and
"'ere trained in the techniques of
leading a group discussion.
Discussion group meetings are
held every Tuesday from 7 until
8 p.m., and attendance is required.
The I. R. S. will help the groups
when they discuss social behavior.
The groups will continue to meet
until it is felt that the vital pro
blems of college life have been dis
Leaders of these discussion
groups are: Peggy ,-Bonner, Ann
Sprinkle, Ann M o s e 1 y,, Jeanne
Tegtmeier, Joan . Mills, Barbara
Lee, Cammy Lovelace, Mary Lib
Weaver, Mary Faith Carson, Lucy
Harper, Lola Dawson and Polly
Stee Gee Announces
The Student Council announced
this week the appointees to the
Committee on Budgets of Student
Organizations. Clara Justice, Betty
Parks, Mary Campbell Craig and
Jane Schoolfield are members re
presenting the students; Mrs. Heid-
breder, Mr. Martin and Dr. Gram-
ley are representatives from the
faculty and administration.
President Gramley was the
speaker at the inauguration Tues-.
day, October 17 of Mr. Fletcher
Nelson as new ■ President of Lees-
McRae College at Banner Elk,
North Carolina. Mrs. Gramley and
Mary Nelson, daughter of the new
president and a student at Salem
Academy, were also present.
Spoke In Chapel
The Reverend Mr. Clifford H.
Peace, pastor-counselor at Reynolds
Tobacco Company, was the speaker
in assembly Thursday morning.
Dr. Gramley introduced the
speaker. In his introduction he
commented that Rev. Peace deals
in human relationships in industry.
Reynolds inaugurated the program
of pastor-counselor one year ago
to help their employees. During
the war, Rev. Peace had been a
chaplain in the United States
Rev. Peace began his talk by
discussing the evidence of great
emotional disturbance in our na
tion today. During the last war,
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The Y sponsored World Student
Service Fund drive will begin Mon
day. The object of the W. S. S. F.
is to provide books and other arti
cles necessary for the education of
students in foreign countries. Con
tributions to the drive may be made
in the form of cash or pledges.
No goal has been set for the drive.
A panel discussion by the fore
ign students will be the highlight
of the W. S. S. F. drive next week.
The discussion will take place in
Chapel Thursday, October 26. After
the panel, time will be allowed for
questions from the audience. Pledges
will be passed out for each stu
dent to sign.
W. S. S. F. week officially be
gins Monday, October 23 and lasts
through Saturday, October 28.
Sunday night vesper program will
be in preparation for the week.
Martha Fitchett will be in charge
of it, and she will include a story
concerning foreign students and
Monday morning the posters will
be put up all over the campus, and
Monday night songs will be sung
in the dining room as a general
boost to the World Student Ser
Tuesday is U. N. Day, and a
local speaker will discuss the
United Nations in chapel. Wed
nesday, songs will again be sung
in the dining hall.
The- W. S. S. F. has not set a
goal for its week, but the com
mittee hopes to get a 100% parti
cipation in the drive.
Officers for the W. S. S. F. Com
mittee are Martha Scott, secretary,
and Lou Davis, publicity chairman.
Polly Hartle will act as chairman
for the Day Students.
The captains in each dorm are:
Judy Thompson, captain of Cle-
well; Martha Wolfe, captain
of Strong;. Roslyn Fogel cap
tain of Bitting; Jane Smith,
captain of Sisters; and Patsy
Crawford, captain of South.
These captains will collect the
money in each dorm, and then turn
it into Barbara Fisher, Chairman
of money collection.
Lola Dawson is chairman of the
drive on Salem campus. On her
committee are Erika Huber, Inge
Sigmund, Katherine Birkel, Carrie
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The A. A. will sponsor a Pep
Rally for the hockey games to be
held October 25 in the basement
of Bitting immediately following
May Court elections. Refresh
ments will be served. The seniors
and sophomores will meet in the
first game the next day at 5:00
Support your A. A. by partici
pating in extracurricular sports!
Enter the ping pong tournament
which is to be played off this
week. New equipment has just
arrived for this tournament.
Get behind your class and try
out for the hockey team. The
games will be starting soon; so
everyone who can run, walk or
crawl is urged to get her five prac
tices in. Do you have good lungs
and breath control ? Then come
on out to the games and cheer
for your favorite team.