Should Freshmen get a half vote
or a whole vote in student body
elections ? Should students have
light cuts or not ? Is there any
possibility of improving the food
in the dining hall ?
These were the three points dis-
; cussed in the student body meet-
‘ ing Tuesday, March 6.
Arguments in favor of Freshmen
having only one half vote were;
1. Freshmen should get a half
‘ vote because they do not know the
: Junior nominees as well as other
. classes do.
; 2. The constitution was chang-
; ed last year, giving the Freshmen
: a whole vote. The Legislative
Board thought that, since the
‘ Freshmen were going to be here
for three years, they should have
equal voice in voting for major of
ficers. (The Senior who brought
; up this point went on to say that
, becoming a Senior had made her
realize how much responsibility a
: major office included. In view of
that realization, she now thinks
that Freshmen should have only a
Arguments against Freshmen
having a half "vote were;
1. Several Freshmen said that
they felt that their class knew
members of the Junior class well
enough to vote intelligently.
2. If Salem is to be a demo
cracy, everyone should have equal
voice in the government.
The question of light cuts was
also brought before the student
body. Some felt that students
should not have lights out, all
classes included. Their argument
was that college girls are sup
posed to be mature and should,be
treated as women. Other members
of the student body felt that light
rules should apply only to Fresh
men. Tlieir reasoning ^vas that
Freshmen will not get their rest
unless they have to go to bed at
least four nights a week at 11:30.
The plea to improve food in the
Dining Hall was voiced but there
was no discussion on the matter.
(Continued on page six)
U. S. Should
At a meeting of the International
Relations Club at 6:45 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 7, Dr. Janet
Mackie of Bowman Gray School
of Medicine was guest speaker.
Dr. Mackie spoke on “Medicine
and International Relations” after
an introduction by Warren Spen
cer, faculty adviser of the club.
A native of England, Dr. Mackie
has done extensive work in Africa
under the League of N a t i o n s’
health program. She also served
as a member of the Office of In-
i^’^'^msrican Affairs in Latin and
South America. This organization
was set up bj' Congress during
World War II and is still active.
Dr. Mackie feels that the United
States is in a strategic position for
offering medical help to other
countries. She believes that such
aid has been an important factor
in promoting the good neighbor
policy. She stressed the importance
(Continued on page four)
The World Student Service Fund
Committee will sponsor the As
sembly program Tuesday, March 13.
The speaker, Mr. Leon Marion,
is a representative of the regional
W. S. S. F. office in Atlanta, Geor
gia. He attended Occidental Col
lege in California and served sev
eral years in the Armed Forces.
Mr. Marion has spent several
years in Europe and is well in
formed about the conditions of
The W. S. S. F. committee is not
sponsoring Mr. Marion to promote
contributions from Salem students.
The speaker is being presented to
discuss the purpose of the World
Student Service Fund and its ac
complishments in the United States.
Carol Stortz, Jane AVatson and Lou Davis are shown after they
were elected to major campus offices this week.
“Pygmalion,” by George Bernard
j'Shaw, will be given March 15 and
;16 in Old Chapel. This play is
/.produced by the Pierrettes and
^directed by Miss Reigner.
I The cast, led by Elissa Hutson
and Bryan Balfour, will include
[Doug Faley, Dr. Todd, Winkie
jHarris and Lee Rosenbloom.
: Peggy Bonner and Ruby Nelle
Flauser are in charge of costumes,
and Doris Faley heads the pro
perty committee. Nancy Ann Ram
sey is stage manager and assistant
technical director. Bryan is doubl
ing as set designer and male lead.
Last T h u r s d a 3^ Dr. Gramley
spoke to the Scribblers’ Club in
the reception room of the Aca
demy. This Club was organized by
^iss Jess Byrd while she taught
A group of girls who are in
terested in creative writing meet
every two weeks, either for lec
tures by outside speakers, with dis
cussions following, or for programs
planned and executed by the stu-
•ients. Mary Nelson is Chairman
of the Program Committee. A
magazine of short stories, poems,
and other literary attempts is pub
lished every few months.
Approximately one hundred
Salem girls, will board chartered
buses tomorrow to travel to David
son College for the annual Salem-
The event is being sponsored
jointly by the Salem Y. W. C. A.,
under the leadership of Mary Faith
Carson, and the Davidson Y. M.
C. -A., with Neal Leach as presi
The buses will leave from Salem
square at 12:45 p.m., and the group
will leave Davidson to return to
Salem at 11 p.m.
Events planned for the day are
a wrestling match in the afternoon
and an informal dance that night.
The group will be chaperoned by
Mary Faith Carson.
Ann Hobbs has served as chair
man of the committee for making
arrengements for the day.
Red Cross Gets $41
The Community Service members
of the Y. W. C. A. organization
collected $41.17 last Tuesda>' night
for the Red Cross Campaign.
Joanne Bell was chairman of the
Red Cross Drive and the solicitors
were Peggy Bonner, Ann Black-
well,. Jean Moye, Betty Lou Selig,
Faye Lee and Lou Bridgers.
Posters were placed in every
dormitory and in Main Hall.
Pamphlets w'ere distributed among
Mrs. Mary Ritzert, General Field
Representative for the National
Blood Program in Winston-Salem,
spoke to the student body Tuesday
morning in Chapel on the accom
plishments and aims of the Red
Cross. She stressed the fact that
each individual should take an
active part in order to insure a
successful drive for the year 1951.
A collection of science books of
the 19th century is now on display
in the library.
The American Artist’s Manual
or Dictionary of Practical Know
ledge was written by James Cut-
bush and published in 1814. The
book, wdiich contains engravings,
was used as a reference book on
science at Salem Boarding School
A “famous reference work of the
19th century” is Chemistry, Theo
retical, Practical and Analytical,
written b>' Dr. Sheridan Muspratt
and published in 1860.
A book which may have been
more appealing to students because
of its dialogue form is Conversa
tions On Chemistry by Dr. J. L.
Comstock. It illustrates the con
versational method of teaching,
and three editions of it are on dis
play.; 1813, 1824 and 1826.
The Skeptical Chemist by Robert
Boyle w^as written in 1661. Boyle
has been credited with giving us
‘the most modern meaning of the
A professor at Yale, Benjamine
Silliman, Jr., published a book en
titled First Principles of Chemis
try in 1847. This book was used
m the Yale science department, a
department founded by the author’s
The books on display are part
of the collections of the Salem
library and Mr. French.
The prospective teachers in the
sophomore class are undergoing a
Auditions in Speech were held in
Main Hall, March 5. Each student
gave an unrehearsed speech of
three or four minutes. They were
observed mainly on their articu
lation, bodily aspects and sound.
Their emotional adjustment and
general attitude were also con
The results of the observations
have not been determined. This
program is in an experimental
stage, but the department feels
that it wdli benefit both student
The regular informal interviews
began Wednesday March 7 and will
continue through next week. The
purpose of these interviews is to
ascertain the reasons that the stu
dents want to become teachers and
to discover their previous exper
ience in working with young
The committee that conducts the
interviews is composed of Dr
Welch, Miss Hixon, either Mrs
Heidbreder or Miss Carlson and
the head of the department in
which the student is majoring.
Jane Watson, Carol Stortz and
Lou Davis were elected to major
campus offices at Salem this week.
Jane was elected Editor-in-Chief of
the Salemite, Carol was chosen Pre
sident of the Y. W. C. A. and Lou
President of the I. R. S.
Jane is an English major from
Clearwater, Florida and is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Watson. She is now copy editor
of the Salemite, on the editorial
staff of the Sights and Insights,
the Chief Marshal, a member of
the May Day Committee, on the
May Court, a member of the Order
of the Scorpion, on the A. A. Coun
cil and is secretary of the junior
Carol, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard H. Stortz of Bethle
hem, Pennsylvania and Bilwas Kar
ma, Nicaragua, is a science major.
She was a member of the German
Club her freshman year and is now
secretary of the Y and vice-presi
dent of the Lablings.
Lou is a history major from
Morganton and is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. Vernon Davis.
She is a member of the May Court
this year for the second time, is a
Marshal, the secretary of the I. R.
S., and the scrapbook keeper for
the Education Club.
Don Shriver, a senior at David
son College, will speak at vespers
Sunday night at 6:30 in the base
ment of Bitting Dorm.
Don will use as his topic “His
Will Be Done—Through Me”.
Having been active in the David
son Y. M. C. A. all of his four
years there, Don has served this
year as an officer in the cabinet.
He also holds other offices on the
campus and has received recogni
tion for his scholastic achieve
All students and faculty mem
bers are invited and urged to come
The Christ Moravian Church,
V ith Rev. Samuel Tesch officiating,
will observe Salem College Day
Sunday, March 11.
Dr. Gramley will speak during
the morning service, and both the
past and present students of Salem
who are members of the congrega
tion will be recognized. The Salem
(Thoral Ensemble under the direc
tion of Paul Peterson will sing for
the evening services.
Offerings from both services will
be given to the Salem Scholarship
The Salem College School of
Music presented its weekly Music
Hour Thursday, March 8, at 5:00
p.m. The participants were high
The program was as follows:
Prelude H. Pachulski
At Eve I Heard a Flute. ..
Bird Songs at. Eventide..Coates
Prelude in B minor
Louise C. Rebe
German Dance No. 1 in C major
Love Has Eyes Bishop
Donna Jane Thomas
Donzelle Fuggite Cavallo
Erotikon, No. 2 Sjogren
En bercant Ed. Schutt
The Spring’s Awakening
O Lovely World
Wiastoa-Salein, Kortk Caraliaa
A limited number of general
scholarships are available each year
for students in need of financial
assistance. Students who wish to
apply for these scholarships for
next year are asked to contact
Miss Perryman, Treasurer, who is
head of the Committee on Scholar-
Dr. and Mrs. Gramley and Miss
Marsh will attend an alumnae
meeting on Friday the 9th, in
Greensboro. The group will also
include members from the general
vicinity—High Point, Asheville, etc.
Luncheon will be served at the
home of Mrs. Mary Cook Coleman,
who is an alumnae of Salem Aca-
dem.y. Luncheon will be served at
Mrs. W. M. Transou, president
of that alumnae group will preside
over the meeting.
Other spring meetings will be
held in Concord, Raleigh, Atlanta,
Philadelphia, and Martinsville, Va.