Truman is coming
To dig in the earth
And give Wake Forest
A brand new birth.
Look your prettiest
If fame you seek,
For May Day elections
Are coming next week.
Oct. 16, 18
Elections for the 1952 May
Queen and Court will be held next
week at 7:30 p.m. in Old Chapel,
The May Queen and Maid of
Honor will be chosen on Tuesday
night, Oct. 16. The attendants will
be selected the following night,
Both evenings the girls will ap
pear in evening dresses on the
stage individually and as a group.
The voting will be done by secret
ballot immediately following their
appearance before the student body.
Nominations begin today and
will continue through Monday.
Any petitions must be turned in
by 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Nominees for May Queen and
Maid of Honor 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, poised and grace
Any member of the student body
may nominate a candidate for May
Queen and her Court, The nomi
nations may be placed in a box
in Main Hall.
May Queen and Maid of Honor
will be announced in Old Chapel
immediately after the votes have
been counted. Members of the
May Court will be announced at
the A. A. pep rally in the base
ment of Bitting which follows the
Betty Parks, chairman of the
May Day committee, urges all stu
dents to vote in both elections.
Pictured above is the completed science building which will be dedicated Wednesday, October 17.
Science Building Will Be Dedicated
Wednesday; Robert Hanes To Speak
The funeral services for Walter
Brown, 53, second' cook of Salem’s
dining hall staff, were held last
Monday afternoon at St. Andrews
Methodist Church of which he was
a member. The entire dining room
staff and several faculty members
and college officials attended the
Walter died in his sleep last Sat
urday morning as the result of a
heart attack. He had worked all
day the day before in the dining
hall, refusing to leave work even
though he was suffering with what
he said was “indigestion,” He is
survived by his wife.
Walter came to Salem 22 years
ago and before that was employed
by the city of Winston-Salem. He
began working in the dining room
as dishwasher and at the time of
his death was second cook.
W. S. S. F. Drive
The Salem Y. W. C. A. will spon
sor the World Student Service
Fund (W.S.S.F.) drive the week of
The W. S. S. F. is an organiza
tion whose purpose is to aid less
privileged students in foreign coun
tries where war has interrupted
education. The project is based
upon need without regard to race,
religion or political opinion.
W. S. S. F. supplies to students
needed food, clothing and shelter.
Ihe organization aids students in
meeting the physical and intellec-
tual demands of modern civiliza-
tion by supplying health services
nnd tools of education.
Carol Stortz, “Y” president, has
urged students at Salem to do
meir-share in meeting these needs
y donating to this fund for mutual
The new science building will be
formally dedicated W^ednesday,
Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. Robert Hanes,
president of the Wachovia Bank
and Trust Co., will be the prin
cipal speaker. He was chairman
of the campaign to raise funds for
the building in 1947.
Bishop Kenneth Ffohl, chairman
of the Board of Trustees of Salem
Academy and College, will perform
the formal act of dedication. Mrs.
Robert McCuiston, a trustee, will
speak for the alumnae concerning
the memorial gift to Elizabeth
Lu Long Flies
To Movie Meet
Lu Long Ogburn flew to Chi
cago yesterday morning to attend
the Golden Jubilee of Movie In
Miss Indiana and Miss Chicago,
who were among the 10 finalists in
the Miss America contest, are also
there along with 20 or 30 movie
stars. Miss America was unable
to be present because of other
While in Chicago, Lu Long will
ride on a float sponsored by the
Revere Camera Company and at
tend luncheons and dinners.
Lu Long was invited to attend
this Jubilee by Ted Briskin, motion
She is staying in the Drake
James C. Adams, her cousin
from Smithfield, will accompany
her. She will return to Salem Sun
The Home Economics Club of
Salem was hostess to the freshmen
home economics majors at a brunch
last Saturday. The Home Manage
ment House was open from 9:30 to
11:00 a.m. for the freshmen to
Those invited were Jean Henry,
Jean Edwards, Betty Riddle, Jan
Lougley, Syd Fryer, Francine Pitts,
Peggy McCanless, Mary Livings
ton, Jane Brown, Angela Howard
and Allison Long.
Mr. William Lamberti of a local
beauty salon will speak on the
latest hair designs at the meeting
of the Home Economics Club on
Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Meinung, past head of the Home
Clark Starbuck, chairman of the
dedication comniittee, will preside
over the entire program. After the
dedication exercises, the building
will be open for inspection.
The total cost of the building
was $210,000. Of this sum, all but
$50,000 came from local community
friends and alumnae. The Gen
eral Education Board of New York
City contributed $50,000. Approxi
mately $40,000 will be spent for
new equipment to be added to that
now in use.
The cornerstone of the science
building was laid April 22, 1950 as
a part of Dr. Gramley’s inaugu
ration. The building is located
'The chairman of a meeting
must always be alert to control
the meeting,” Dr. Gramley said
• Monday night in his discussion of
The presiding officer should keep
the meeting going in an orderly
fashion and avoid confusion by
knowing the correct rules.
In the lecture room of the
science building, Dr. Gramley out
lined the usual order of meetings
to a group of leaders of campus
organizations, class presidents, and
The acceptable order is usually:
1. Calling the meeting to order.
2. Reading the minutes of pre
vious meeting, correcting it,
or approving it.
3. Taking up committee reports,
unfinished and new business.
4. Making announcements or
any further business.
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U.D.C. Visits Salem
Salem College will entertain the
United Daughters of the Con
federacy Oct. 9-11 when the North
Carolina State convention meets in
Following the tea which will be
held at 3:30 p.m., the guests, in
cluding mothers, grandmothers and
relatives who have attended Salem
will be conducted on a tour of
Salem College, Old Salem, and the
historical Hoyet and Waymick
residences as well as the Wachovia
The Rev. Edwin A. Sawyer will
lead the devotion Thursday night.
.directly east of Main Hall on back
I c a m p u s. The architecture is in
j keeping with the campus’ estab-
I lished pattern. The roof is of
hand-made tiles, and terazzo floor
ing is used in laboratories, class
rooms and stairways.
I All the furnishings are entirely
new. The main lecture room has
graduated seats and a new screen
for showing movies and slides. The
room is also equipped with blowers
A. T. Curlee of the mathematics
department built all the shelves for
storage as well as drawers and
plywood boxes for equipment.
Throughout the building there are
new tables, better lighting and
more space than in the old building.
Members of the dedication com
mittee are Clark Starbuck, chair
man ; Lewis Owen, chairman of the
building committee; Mrs. Robert
McCuiston, trustee; Roy Campbell,
Carson French and Miss Virginia
Hodges of the college, and Presi
dent Dale H. Gramley.
“The Iranian Problem and It’s
International Implications” was dis
cussed by Dr. Gregg Singer in
This question, besides being a
threat to world peace, has weak
ened British prestige considerably
in other countries as well as in
Iran. Because of Britian’s hand
ling of the situation, - Egypt has
served notice that the Anglo-Egyp-
tian Suez Canal Treaty will soon
The trouble began, said Dr.
Singer, in 1907 when England and
Russia made an unfair treaty with
Iran, then known as Persia. The
stronger countries received most
of Persia’s desirable land including
the oil wells.
In 1922 Persia and Russia re
newed the treaty. In addition Rus
sia promised to protect Persia. The
problem came to light again in
1946 when Russia and Iran quar
reled, but were temporarily recon
The situation became steadily
worse until this year. In order to
avoid further trouble, Iranian of
ficials asked the British to with
draw from Iran. The British gov-
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President Harry S. Truman will
arrive in Winston-Salem Monday,
Oct. IS to participate in the ground
breaking ceremony for Wake
Forest College. The chief execu
tive will fly from Washington in
his private plane. The Indepen
dence. He is expected to land at
the Smith Reynolds Airport at
From the airport the President
will be driven to a luncheon after
which he will go to the site of
the ground-breaking at Reynolda.
The ceremonies will begin at 2:00
p.m. and last until 3:00 p.m. He
will not allow a parade through
Dr. Ralph A. Herring, pastor of
the First Baptist Church, will begin
the program with the invocation.
Mr, and Mrs. Charles H. Babcock
will present the land on which the
college will be built. Dr. Casper
Warren will present a $1,000,000
gift on behalf of the North Caro
line Baptist State Convention.
Chapel To Be First
The gift will be used for the
construction of the first building
on the campus, the chapel. Her
bert E. Olive of Lexington, presi
dent of the Wake Forest Board of
Trustees, will accept gifts for the
college. Gordon Gray, president of
the Greater University of North
Carolina, will welcome Mr. Tru
man. The President will make a
10 to 15 minute speech.
The actual ground-breaking will
conclude the program after a de
dicatory prayer given by Dr. Geo.
D. Heaton of Charlotte. Pre
sident Truman will turn the first
spadeful of dirt. The new campus
will then be under way. Dr. Gram-
ley will represent Salem on the
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The International Relations Club
held its first meeting last night in
the living room of Bitting. After-
dinner coffee was served after
which Miss Jess Byrd spoke in
formally on her trip to Europe this
She especially emphasized exper
iences of the group in Italy, Ger
many and England. “The Ameri
cans were received with great
friendliness,” Miss Byrd pointed
out. She also commented on the
lack of war talk in Europe.
Miss Byrd observed that the
countries are making a remarkable
recovery from the war. Food and
clothing are plentiful, and cities are
being rapidly rebuilt.
“Although pleasure rather than
study was the objective of our trip,”
said Miss Byrd, “everybody came
home with a greater understanding
of Europeans and a feeling of
Maas Will Speak
Dr. H. B. Haas will speak at the
meeting of the Central North Caro
lina section of the American Chem
ical Society Monday, Oct. 15. The
meeting will be at 8:00 p.m. in the
new science building. The speaker’s
subject will be “The Unfinished
Task of Science.”
Dr. Haas was formerly chairman
of the chemical department of Pur
due. He is now head of the Re
search and Development of Gen
eral Aniline and Film Corporation.
Mr. Carson French, head of the
chemistry department, urges all
science students and others who
are interested to attend-