Orchids to Monie, Flossie, and
those to attend,
We speak figuratively, because
the real bud we can’t send.
Tonight freshmen finish their
life as rats.
Tomorrow they’ll use those
Army “toy” gats.
Monie Rowland To Reign
To Be Played
Vivienne Bennett will open the
Salem College lecture series with
a drama recital on Monday, Oct.
22 at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Her subject will be “Vignettes from
Six Shakespearean Heroines.”
Miss Bennett is making her first
tour of American lecture platforms
after completing perfermances in
the 1951 Arts Festival of Shaw
Plays at Malvern. She has had
the distinction of being the first
to play in George Bernard Shaw’s
“The Simpleton of/ the Unexpected
Isles.” She was chosen for this
roll by Shaw himself.
Miss Bennett has achieved suc
cess in the classical as well as the
modern drama. She has played
virtually all of Shakespeare’s hero
ines. Not only proclaimed by
critics as “quite the most beautiful
Lady Macbeth ever seen,” the Lon
don Evening News added to this
by calling her Lady Macbeth “a
most searchingly intelligent per
formance with not a point missed
or an action misplaced.”
She appeared recently on the
London stage in “Coriolanus” with
Sir Laurence Olivier. Not re
stricted to Shakespeare, however,
she has played Shaw, Tolstoy, and
Ibsen, among others.
Her tours have been through
England, Scotland, Ireland, Hol
land, France, Greece and Cyprus.
She has played opposite Sir Lau
rence Olivier, Sir Cedric Hard-
wicke and Robert Morley.
Miss Bennett will be on the
Salem campus for lunch on Mon
day and will be entertained after
this by the Pierrettes with a coffee
in the Friendship Rooms of Strong
dormitory. Florence Cole is in
charge of the coffee.
MONIE ROWLAND AND FLORENCE COLE
Chemists Hear Haas
Dr. H. B. Haas, New York City
chemist, spoke before the Central
North Carolina Section of the
American Chemical Society Mon
Dr. Haas spoke to more than 100
persons at the meeting which was
held in the new science building.
He predicted new textile fibers,
new super DDT’s, more harnessing
of atomic energy and a general
expansion of the chemical industry
Chemists from five Piedmont
counties attended the meeting.
After Dr. Haas’ address they in
spected the building and new labor
atory equipment. Refreshments
were served by the Home Eco
To Head New
Jane Fearing was elected presi
dent of the newly-organized art
club. The art majors and minors
met last week in the art studio to
discuss plans for the coming year.
Elsie Macon was elected second
vice-president, and Nancy Arnott
will be the first vice-president.
Secretary is Patsy Crawford, and
Allison Britt is treasurer.
The name of the club will be
decided as results of a contest
open to all Salem students. A
cash prize will be awarded for the
most original name submitted. The
contest will begin next week and
a ballot box will be placed in each
dorm for submitting names. The
prize will be given for the most
unique name and that which best
suits the organization.
The new president announced
that the club will sponsor exhibits
in the art gallery. Both famous
works of art and lesser known
pieces will be showm. The first of
this series will be the works of
Mrs. Harry Martin who taught art
last year_ in Virginia. This show
will begin Oct. 16 at the gallery
in the Library.
Old movies such as “The Shiek”
starring Rudolph Valentino will be
brought to the campus for enter
tainment. Also plans are in pro
gress for a costume ball to be
held following mid-term exams.
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Enthusiastic CrowtJ Follows
Truman During Visit To City
By Jane Watson
There was excitement and an attitude of expectation in the air—
even though the skies were leaden and a brisk wind kept early ar
rivals huddled behind shelter. There was excitement as early as 9:00
a.m. when the first state and local newspaper reporters and photo
graphers began to arrive at Smith Reynolds Airport last Monday for
the advent of the President of the United States.
To Start Oct.22
Next w^eek the Salem Y. W. C.
A. will sponsor its annual W. S. S.
F. (World Student Service Fund)
drive,' which w'ill begin on Monday
and continue through Friday.
Mary Campbell Craig, W. S. S.
F. chairman, has announced that
on Tuesday the traveling secretary.
Miss Betty Stubbs, of the W. S.
S. F. Headquarters in Atlanta will
speak to the members of the stu
dent body in chapel
On Thursday in chapel ,pledge
slips will be distributed, signed and
collected. As a final step in the
drive, solicitation will take place in
The program is built around five
points: to live, to work, to learn,
to know and to care. The first
division takes care of food, cloth
ing, and a place to sleep. To meet
these needs W. S. S. F. contributes
to student hostels..
The second point provides ade
quate health services through rest
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Many early-comers headed to the
fountain for hot coffee. Others
stood in groups talking to one
another or to the highway patrol
men and city policemen who were
scattered around the terminal.
When the first plane carrying
Lieutenant John R. Hodge, com
mander of the Third Army at At
lanta, landed the groups began to
drift out on the field.
Several newsmen and photo
graphers secured vantage points on
the top deck of the air terminal
before the heaviest crowd arrived.
The remainder of the reporters
scattered through the crowd or
joined the officials on the air
strips. The camera-laden spec
tators streaming through the air
port entrance numbered about 4,-
000 by 10:30 a.m.
In rapid succession two planes,
one carrying government digni
taries and the other filled with
out-of-state newsmen, landed. By
that time the air terminal was jam
med with spectators. Along the
balcony were four nuns. Children
were perched on parents’ shoulders.
Two high school girls excitedly
pounded each other’s shoulders as
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Monie Rowland was chosen to
reign as May Queen for Salem’s
1952 May Day pageant. Florence
Cole, a^ Maid of Honor, will be
her chief attendant.
Monie served on May Court here
last year, and at St. Marys, which
she attended before coming to
Salem. She works on the editorial
staff of the annual and the circu
lation staff of the Salemite. Last
year she was a marshal for the
senior class. A history major,
Monie is the daughter of Mrs.
Earle Rowland of Sumter, S. C.
When she found that she had been
elected May Queen, Monie draw
led, “Youall, I just can’t believe
Flossie’s main interests are music
and dramatics. She is a piano
major and accompanist for the
Choral Ensemble. Since transfer
ring here from Marion College her
sophomore year, she has appeared,
in four plays — “Lilliom,” “The
House of Bernada Alba,” “Sunday
Costs Five Pesos” and “Goodbye,
My Fancy.” Besides being a mem
ber of the Pierrettes, she is a re
porter for the Salemite. She ser
ved as an attendant on May Court
last year, and in 1950 she placed
second in the Miss Virginia beauty
contest. Flossie, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Cole, is from
The May Queen and Maid of
Honor were selected from a group
of eight seniors at an election last
Tuesday night in Old Chapel.
To Be Chosen
The committee to discuss Salem
candidates for the 1951-52 Who’s
Who in American Colleges and
Universities held their first meet
ing last Thursday.
Seniors selected for the honor
are chosen on excellence and sin
cerity in scholarship, leadership and
participation in extracurricular and
academic activities, citizenship and
service to the school and the pro
mise of future usefulness to bus
iness and society.
Members of the committee are
Dr. Dale Gramley, Mrs. Amy Heid-
breder. Miss EvaBelle Covington,
Miss Ivy Hixson, Dr. Gregg Singer
and Margaret Thomas.
Who’s Who will be announced
in November in the Salemite.
To Heacj Frosh
Phoebe Barnhardt was elected
chairman of the freshman class
last Thursday in Old Chapel. She
will preside as temporary class pre
sident until the official election of
class officers after the six weeks
A music major specializing in
organ, Phoebe is from Concord.
While in high school she was a
rnember of Quill and Scroll, Thes
pian Dramatic Society and the
National Honor Society. Phoebe
was vice-president and president
of student government her junior
and senior years respectively. She
was also a majorette in the high
At a freshman class meeting
Tuesday night, Marlene Hedrick
was elected hockey manager. Plans
for a money-making project were