Rehearsals are being held in
May Day Lane.
The question—what’ll we do if
it happens to rain?
Type all your term papers and
write those critiques,
Cause Salemites we’ve only got
three more weeks.
Two promotions and three resig
nations on the Salem faculty have
been approved by the Board of
Miss Elizabeth Reigner has been
promoted from Instructor to as
sistant professor in English and
dramatics. Miss Reigner received
her B. S. at Bucknell University
and her M. A. at Northwestern. ,
Miss Catherine Nicholson, in
structor in English, has been pro
moted to assistant professor of
English. She received her B. A.
at Flora MacDonald and her M. A.
, at the University of North Caro
lina. She has done graduate work
at Carolina and Columbia.
The resignations of Miss Evelyn
Carlson, Miss Ruth DeBardeleben
anil Mrs. Alice G. Bauer were ac
cepted by the board.
Miss Carlson, assistant dean of
students, came to Salem two years
ago. She will leave here around
May 28, 1951 and plans to be mar
ried June 2, 1951.
Miss DeBardeleben came here
this year as instructor in educa
tion. Mrs. Bauer, library assistant,
has been here two years. She has
accepted a position at Duke library.
Certificates in First Aid were
awarded to 33 students and faculty
members at the conclusion of the
nine two-hour instruction sessions
conducted by Mr. Carlton Alex
Those receiving certificates were:
Betty Beck, Endrea Brunner,
Mane Cameron, Clinky Clinkscales,
Jean Edwards, Eleanor Fry, Sybel
Haskins, Theresa Hedrick, Virginia
Hudson, Cacky Moser. Dot Rey
nolds, B. J. Smith, Fay Stickney,
Betsy Turner, Jo Belle, Ann Bur
nett, Kenan Casteen, Fae Deaton,
Phyllis Forest, Billie Jean Greene!
Jeanne Harrison, Sis Hines, El
eanor Johnson, Lu Ogburn, ’ Inge
Sigmund, Ann Spencer, Mabel
Taylor, Emily Warden, Roy Camp
bell, Virginia Hodges, Dorothy
Moran, Margaret Simpson and
Warren F. Spencer.
To Be May 12
Tells Chang es
Changes for next year in tuition
and courses have been announced
in the recently published “Salem
^ According to the Bulletin, tuition
charges will be raised $5 a semes
ter, and boarding fees will be
raised $25 a semester, amounting
to an overall raise of $60 a year.
New courses to be offered next
year include Modern Geometry,
French Literature from Beginnings
through 16th Century, French Lit
erature of the 20th Century, Be
ginning Italian, Life and Teachings
of Jesus, Introduction to Christian
Education and Sight Sin^ng.
A new addition to the bulletin
IS an airplane view campus map
Preliminary registration for next
year will be held May 7-11.
All Home Economics students
win model clothes they have made
this year in the Fashion Show to
be-presented May 12, 1951 at 12:10
p.m. in Corrin Refectory under the
direction of Mrs. Aliene Hunter.
There will be approximately 23
models with Bill Green, Joanne
White and Marie Cameron as
senior models. Bryan Balfour will
be the commentator.
Models participating are :
Ellen Bell, Patsy Crawford, Car
men Johnston, Martha Newcomb,
Joan Cornelius, Carroll Johnstone!
Betsy Forrest, Sarah Hobson, Cyn
thia May, Mary Matalis, Patsy
Gattis, Doris McMillian, Euber
Roberts, Nancy Huffard, Ann Mer
ritt, Carolyn Huntley, Elizabeth-
Bass, Betty Tyler, Mary Elizabeth
Kitty Burrus was elected presi
dent of the Methodist Organization
of Salem last week at a dinner
meeting at Centenary Methodist
Other officers are: Joan Elrick,
vice-president; Loma Faye Cuth-
bertson, secretary-treasurer; Doris
McMillan, program chairman and
Dee Allen, publicity chairman.
After the dinner, Marilyn Moore
and Connie Reynolds presented a
short musical program.
Pictured above is Dr. Charles G. Vardell, Jr., who is resigning- as
Dean of the Salem College School of Music. Dr. Vardell is going to
Flora MacDonald College where he will become Dean of the Conserva
tory of Music.
The Salemite Music Hour
Crim A.nd Hodge To Present
Senior Reeital Hext Tuesday
This year’s Salemite has been
entered in the North Carolina Col
legiate Press Association competi
tion, a feature of the press con
vention held yesterday and today
at the Sir Walter Hotel in Raleigh.
A Salemite editorial, a column,
a feature story, a news story, a
sports story, a short story and a
Salemite picked at random will
compete with other college news
papers in North Carolina.
Delegates for the Salemite are
Jane Watson and Jean Patton.
Carolyn Harris represented the
Sights and Insights.
Harold Lavine, associate editor
of Newsweek and a former war
correspondent, was the main
speaker. The convention included
a tour through the Raleigh Times,
a banquet and a dance.
Lorrie Dirom, Peggy Chears,
Betty Griffin, Nan c y Florance,
Sally Senter, Mary Lib Weaver,
Sis Hines, Jane Schoolfield and
Alice Gilland \vere the winners in
the telephone quizes conducted on
campus by Clara Belle LeGrand,
campus representative for a nat
ionally advertised cigarette. The
quizzes took place on .Npril 16 and
Two of Salem’s men students,
^ Crim, baritone, and Daniel
Hodge, violinist, will present
their graduating recitals May 1,
at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Nell Folger Glenn and Margaret
h^rrill Vardell will be their accom
he program will be:
rood Fellows Be Merry
J. S.. Bach
Have You Seen But A White
Lily Grow - Dowland
Lascia ch’io Piange ...
D. F. Handel
Aria: Cavatina from “Faust” ;
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The I. R. S. Council, headed by
Lou Davis, elected officers last
week to serve for the coming year.
Ann Evans was chosen vice-pre
sident; Faye Lee, secretary; Jo
Belle, treasurer and Frankie
The State Convention of the A.
A. U. W. is meeting in Winston-
Salem today and tomorrow, April
27 and 28. One of the highlights
of the convention is a formal ban
quet in Corrin Refectory tonight.
The Annual Senior dinner, given
by Dr. and Mrs. Gramley, was held
in the Club Dining Room last
Wednesday. After the dinner the
girls and husbands of the married
girls were invited to the Gramley’s
home for an informal evening to
A local dress shop entertained
the Senior class Tuesday afternoon
with a fashion shpw and tea. Four
Salem girls modeled new spring
and summer styles. The models
were Peggy Bonner, Jane Smith,
I Sally Senter and Anne Miller.
Mrs. DuBose was hostess.
(Continued on page five)
Original works by members of
the class in composition were feat
ured in the weekly Music Hour
presented by the Salem College
School of Music yesterday after
The program was as follows:
Polka Grotesque-Evelyn Tatum
Impromtu . Jeanne Tegtmeier
Bennie Jo Michael
Four A.M -Betty Lou Pfaff
Lullaby - Rosalyn Fogel
Foreboding Miriam Swaim
Melody Lucy Harper
Bennie Jo Michael
Cynthia .- - Jack Crim
Thursday - - Betty Jean Mabe
Nocturne Peggy Osborne
Mountain River - - - _
Reminiscence - - Dan Hodge
Dance Bennie Jo Michael
Night Piece --. Miriam Swaim
Smoke Signals - Sara Honeycutt
New members of the Lecture
Committee have been appointed by
Dr. Gramley and student leaders
for the year 51-52.
The student members of the com
mittee are: Jean Patton, represen
tative of the Senior Class; Faye
Lee, representative of the Junior
Class; and Lu Long Ogburn, re
presentative at large.
Miss Jess Byrd is chairman of
the Lecture Committee. The faculty
members of the committee, as ap
pointed by Dr. Gramley, are; Mrs.
Pyron, Mrs. Merriman, Miss
Marsh, Miss Kirkland, Miss Nich
olson, and Mr. Spencer.
The new committee will hold its
first meeting next week in the
trustee room of the office building.
Plans for next year’s program will
begin at this meeting.
An Academy faculty member and
student will be added to the list
of committee members.
The Salem College Y. W. C. A.
held its annual installation service
last Sunday night in the main
auditorium of the Home Moravian
Mary Faith Carson, retiring pre
sident, installed the incoming pre
sident, Carol Stortz, who in turn
installed the members of the new
Dr. Charles G. Vardell, Jr., dean
of the school of music at Salem,
has resigned his position here to
accept the post of dean of the con
servatory of music at Flora Mac
Donald College in Red Springs.
Dr. Vardell came to Salem 28
years ago to become head of the
piano department and five years
later was promoted to dean of the
school of music. He had previously
been dean of the conservatory of
music at Flora MacDonald.
Dr. Gramley said that the post
being vacated here is an important
one and that considerable care will
be taken in the selection of a dean
whose leadership will keep Salem’s
school of music as one of the best.
“Dr. Vardell’s resignation was
regretfully received,” Dr. Gramley
said. “We at Salem recognize and
appreciate so fully his long, faith
ful and exceptionally able services
to the school of music.”
Gramley Expresses Loss
“I feel personally a keen sense
of loss in his leaving,” stated pre
sident Gramley. “Since coming to
Salem as president, I have been
bolstered many times through his
personal assistance, his sound judg
ment, his willingness to do what
ever was asked and his great
Dr. Vardell’s father is president
emeritus of Flora MacDonald. The
Salem dean received his early mus
ical training from his mother, who
founded the Flora MacDonald con
servatory of music. He later at
tended Princeton, where he was
graduated in 1914, and the Insti
tute of Musical Arts, now Juil-
liard.. He received his M. A. and
Ph. D. degrees at Eastman School
Is Outstanding Composer
Regarded by many as North
Carolina’s leading composer, he
now has in his permanent posses
sion the Shirley Cup, awarded an
nually for the best work written
by a North Carolina composer. His
works include widely used com
positions for violin, piano and sym
phony orchestra. He has also writ
ten two cantatas, “The Inimitable
Lovers” and “Song in the Wilder
ness,” which was presented in cele
bration of Salem’s 175th anniver
Bishop Kenneth Pfohl, chairman
of the board of trustees, has ap
pointed a committee from the
board to acknowledge Dr. Vardell’s
Will Sing Here
The Rev. John S. Goserud, first
tenor; the Rev. James C. Hughes,
second tenor; the Rev. I. Howard
Chadwick, baritone, and the Rev.
Charles B. Adams, bass, will pre
sent a program of novelty, secular
and sacred songs next Tuesday,
May 1, 1951 in Chapel.
The quartet members all attended
Moravian College in Pennsylvania
where they were members of the
Glee Club. They, are now serving
Moravian churches in this city.
Miss Byrd Speaks
Miss Byrd spoke in chapel last
Tuesday on the “Nature of Man
In Contemporary Literature” using
Across the River and into the
Trees for her references.
The themes emerging from mo
dern literature, she concluded, were
belief in the work of the individual,
fear of betrayal of the individual,
the awareness of spiritual values
by authoratative government and