May Day begins tomorrow at
five. We wonder—
Will Witch Boy be dead or
May Saturday be hot with the
sun up high,
If not, the cast will lie down
Harper To Reign At MayDay
By Eleanor MacGregor
The senior class will be “induc
ted” into participating citizenship
in chapel next Tuesday on Salem’s
\ first Citizenship Day, a new idea
to dramatize the part of the indi
vidual as a citizen of the United
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of Wil-
kesboro, judge of the mid-district
of the North Carolina U. S. Dis
trict Court, will speak on citizen
responsibilities and will “swear-in”
the seniors. A special pledge be
ing proposed by President Gramley
will be used by Judge Hayes and
repeated in unison by the seniors.
Served 22 Years
The speaker, who has served 22
consecutive years on the court, at
tended Whitsett Institute near
Greensboro and was graduated
from Wake Forest Law School.
He entered politics in 1912 and has
served as a representative of,
Wilkes county to the General As
The Judge has .been asked to
come to Salem to try to interest
students in active participation in
government. Few people realize
that participating citizenship in
volves any more than being an
American at least 21 years old, As
college graduates, the seniors will
be among the best informed group
in the country, and as such, they
must accept large responsibilities.
Dr. Grarnley says.
Citizens Must Be Informed
Citizenship includes being in
formed on all current affairs, vot
ing in all electiorus,. obeying thi
laws and participating actively in
any way possible. How many stu
dents are interested enough in
•world events to even read the
paper ? They may glance at the
headline to see whether Seoul is
in Communist or UN hands, but
few go further than that. An
awareness of national and foreign
affairs is a first step in citizenship,
because on this rests the ability to
vote and participate intelligently.
Statistics on voting are alarming.
Only about half of the potential
-voting population took part in the
presidential election. Although the
general population has increased
about 20,000,000 since 1940, the
number of people voting has de
creased in each election since that
Second Election Necessary
Even at Salem it was necessary
to have a second election for house
president of Clewell and Strong be
cause not enough voters were pre
sent to elect the first time.
Individual responsibility has to
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The committee from left to
Pictured above is Chairman Beth Kempton with her May Day Committee. , ne comm.rree rrom lert to
t are. Ann Jenkins, treasurer; Frances Morrison, entertainment; Lee Rosenbloom, programs; Sis
Honeycutt, music; Sally Senter, costumes and Ann Pleasants, publicity. Committee members not pictured
are: Jean Patton, music; Carolyn Harris, dances, and Lola Dawson, director.
To Be Honored
A. A. Banquet
To Be Friday
The annual A. A. banquet honor-
mg the outgoing council members
will be held Friday, May 11, 1951
at 6:00 p.m. in the dining hall.
The dinner will be highlighted by
the presentation of a blanket to
the senior having the highest num
ber of points.
Other awards to be made include
letters, stars, tennis and badminton
championships and softball varsity.
Emily Warden, new A. A. presi
dent, will preside at the speaker’s
table where both new and old coun
cil members will sit.
Recently elected officers are:
Daisy Chonis, vice-president; Joan
Shope, secretary and Emma Sue
Dean and Mrs. Charles G. Var
dell, Jr., will be honored by a re
ception following the annual spring
Choral Ensemble concert Friday
Alay 11, 1951 at 8:00 p.m. in Mem
orial Hall. The concert this year
has been increased to include num
bers by the members of the faculty
of the School of Music as well as
tlie Choral Ensemble.
Dean Vardell will appear on the
program in the closing number
when he' and Sara Honeycutt will
play “Fantasia on Hungarian Folk-
melodies” by Liszt. This appear
ance may be his last before Dr.
Vardell leaves Salem July 1, to be
come head of the Music Depart
ment at Flora MacDonald.
The reception tendered for Dean
and Mrs. Vardell is being arranged
by the administration and faculty.
Members of the faculty of the
School of Music will serve as hos
tesses and senior music students
will assist. There will be no for
mal receiving line All students,
faculty, and town people attending
the recital are invited to the re
ception following the concert.
The concert program is as fol
O Bone Jesu Palestrina
Let Their Celestial Concerts
Now Unite i Handel
Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Margaret Vardell, organist
Aria: II Lacerato Spirito
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Tentative '5L’52 Budget
Announced For Approval
Next year’s budget was discussed
at a meeting of the Finance com
mittee last Tuesday. The com
mittee is composed of treasurers
of the major organizations and
The proposed budget is to be
approved by the Student Council
and then presented to the student
bqdy for approval.
The following changes have been
suggested in the ’51-’52 student
budget. The Student Government
allotment of $1.00 has been cut
25 cents; the I. R. S. has been
raised 25 cents; the Lecture Series
An x-ray mobile unit will be
in front of Main Hall Friday,
Alay 11, 1951 from 9:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. There is no
charge for this service of the
State Public Health department.
An x-ray will take two minutes
for each girl and her results will
be mailed to her home within
A schedule of the appointment
times will be posted on the Main
Hall bulletin board to be signed
by May 10.
has been raised 60 cents from the
former $2.10; the Salemite will re
ceive a quarter in addition to their
$2.75. The Sights and Insights fee
of $9.00 for underclassmen has been
changed to $9.50.
The Pierrettes have been included
in the proposed budget with an
allotment of 65 cents.
The budget 'as it now stands is:
Student Government, . . $ .75
Y. W. C. A __ 90
A. A. _ __ 1,00
I. R. S .75
Class dues 1.00
May Day ,75
Lecture Series 2.75
Sights and Insights
($24.00 for seniors)
To Be Theme
Lucy Harper will reign as Queen
of the May at the annual May
Day celebration Saturday, May 5,
1951. The pageant honoring the
queen and her court will begin at
5 :00 p.m.
Beth Kempton, Alay Day chair
man has announced that the show
will portray life in a mountain
village of North Carolina. Kitty
Faucette, playing the part of Molly,
will crown the queen, and Roslyn
Fogel will take the role of her
sweetheart, Bert. The Witch Boy
and the Wood Sprite will be played
by Betty Parks and Catherine
Ann Coleman will be the queen’s
Maid of Honor. The attendants
will be Florence Cole, Lou Davis,
Peggy Bonner, Jane Benbow, Lu
Long Ogburn, Betty Griffin, Betty
Kincaid, Frances Morrison, Betty
Beal, Bennie Jo Michael, Monie
Roland and Jane Watson.
The celebration will begin Satur
day when the Choral Ensemble
sings beneath Lucy’s window at
.7:00 a.m. An outdoor chapel pro
gram, led by Dr. Gramley, will be
held at 8:30 a.m. behind Main Hall.
Following the pageant a buffet
supper will be served at 6:15 p.m.
in the dining hall for the May
Day cast, the court and special
The I. R. S. will sponsor a dance
beginning at 9:00 p.m. in the gym
to end the day’s activities.
Dorms Elect Bridgers
Chonis, Moye, Hobbs
House presidents of the various
dormitories were elected late last
week. The future members of Bit
ting, Strong, Clewell and Sisters
held the elections in individual
Daisy Chonis was elected house
president of Bitting; Jeanne Moye,
of S'’-stero; Ann Hobbs, of Strong
and Lou Bridgers, of Clewell.
Jeanne Moye and Lou Bridgers
are now in office, because they al
ready live in Sisters and Clewell.,
Daisy Chonis and Ann Hobbs will
go into office next year. The house
president automatically serve on
the Student Council during their
term of office.
Juniors Elect Six Marshals
Faye Lee Is
I. R. C. Head
Faye Lee was elected president
of the International Relations Club
last week. Other officers are:
Anne Blackwell, vice-president;
Eleanor Fry, secretary and Barbara
Plans for entertainment of the
freshmen during Orientation Week
were discussed. It was also de
cided that the Salem IRC would
alternate with Catawba College in
conducting an annual international
day on their respective campuses.
Eleanor McGregor and Jeanne
Harrison rated highest in their
class in the National College So
phomore Testing Program held
April 1 and 2. Eleanor placed first
in the general culture test with
Jeanne rating highest in the con
temporary affairs test.
Next highest in the general cul
ture test were Fay Fuller, Endrea
Brunner, Florence Spaugh, Caro
lyn Cheek, Nancy Ann Ramsey,
Faye Deaton, Peggy Chears, Jane
Smith and Adrienne McCutcheon.
Following Jeanne in the contem
porary affairs test were Peggy
Chears, Fay Fuller, Jane Smith,
Eleanor McGregor, Nancy Ann
Ramsey Marilyn Samuel, Florence
Spaugh, Endrea Brunner, Carolyn
Cheek and Julianna Wright.
In the general culture test End-
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Ann Rhyne, Faye Lee, Eleanor
McGregor, Ann Lowe, Jo Bell and
Jane Huss Benbow were elected to
be next year’s marshals by the ris
ing Senior class last Monday.
The new marshals will begin
their duties ushering at May Day
tomorrow. Next week they will
start marshalling for chapel.
Ann Rhyne is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Rhyne of
Statesville. She has been active in
Pierrettes and class activities and
has recently joined the Education
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