The Pierrette’s “Blithe Spirit”
Will open next week.
Windows will rattle
And doors will sqneak.
The old staff is
Worn out and through-
Goodby to the old,
Hello the new.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 14, 1952
Pierrettes Will Present
"Blithe Spirit” March 18,19
“Blithe Spirit”, the Pierrettes’ spring production, will have a two-
night run Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, March 18 and 19 in Old
Chapel. Curtain tirne will be 8:30 p.m.
Featured in the play will be Dick Johnson from Winston-Salem;
Virginia Millican, freshman from Lumberton and Betty Parks,
from Durham, in the leading roles. Other members of the
Eleanor Johnson, Russell Cham
bers, Jane Brown and Ann Mixon.
Miss Elizabeth Riegner, head of
the dramatics department, is dir
ecting the Noel Coward English
drawing room farce, which had
^ r- A j successful runs in England and the
The Davidson Y. M. C. A. and United States during the early part
the Salem Y. W. C. A. will jointly of World War II.
sponsor another Salem - Davidson Lola D;
Day on Saturday, April S, at David- Pierrettes,
Lola Dawson, president of the
ierrettes, is serving as technical
director of the play and is being
AVAiviAAow,. Y president. Bill assisted by Cris Crutchfield. Ann
Buckey has announced that a full Mixon is stage manager for the
day of activity will begin at 2 ;00 production.
Heading the committees m
.....A A charge of various phases of the
versify. From 3:00 p.m. to about production will be Anne Simpson,
5:30 or 6:00 p.m. the military fra- costumes; Betsy Liles and Emily
ternity at Davidson, the “Scabbard Gunn, stage props; Fae Deaton,
and Blade”, will sponsor a tea publicity; Nancy Ann Ramsey,
dance in the new gym.
Following this the girls will eat
supper in the various fraternity
houses with their dates. That
night the Davidson senior class will
sponsor a dance that will last from
8:00 p.m. to midnight, after which
the girls will return to Salem.
In Order to go the Salem girls
may sign their names, ages arid
heights on the sheet provided in
Cleweil. This list must be com
pleted by March 18 so that it can
be sent to Davidson and posted
After the boys have been
matched with dates, the list will be
sent back to Salem before April S.
The girls who do not want blind
dates, but who will arrange their
owil, will turn their names and the
names of their dates to Y presi
dent Carol Stortz before March 18.
There will be no expense except
transportation. For further infor
mation the girls may see the mem
bers of the Y cabinet.
International Relations Day on
Salem Campus was set for Thurs
day, March 27 at an I. R. C. meet
ing held last Monday evening in
the living room of Bitting.
The topic for the March meeting
will be Foreign Opinions of the
Coming Presidential Elections in
the United States. Students from
the major colleges and universities
in North Carolina have been in
vited to Salem for the day.
Mr. Warren Spencer, club ad
viser, discussed the topic for
national Relations Day. He named
two important questions w h i c h
arose from the topic; What do
foreigners think of the candidates
and how does the United States
look in the eyes of other countries? the next record
tickets; Eleanor Fry, set props and
Sally Reiland, lighting.
“This has been one of the hard
est working and most cooperative
casts I have ever had!” said Miss
Reigner. “The stage crew has been
highly conscientious and original,
and has come across with some
thing good despite a definite lack
of experience. I think that the
performance will match the new
red stage curtains. It is keyed to
Ann Evan’s composition has been
accepted by the Arts Forum in
Greensboro. It will be on the pro
gram of student compositions
which will be part of the annual
Arts Forum to be held at Wo
man’s College in Greensboro.
Ann will sing her song on Sat
urday, March IS, and will be ac
companied by Miss Margaret
dell who teaches Ann composition.
Students from 10 other North Caro
lina colleges have been selected
for this honor.
Ann, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Evans of the Forsyth
Country Club, is a voice major. She
took the words for her song from
“Poem I” of Chamber Mu»ic by
Ann wilt present her senior re
cital in April.
Pictured above are Eleanor McGregor (left) of Greenville, S. C.,
new editor of the Salemite and Jean Davenport (right) of Rocky Mount,
recently elected head of Sights and Insights.
The Katherine B. Rondthaler
Award, established by the Salem
College Alumnae Association in
honor of Mrs. Rondthaler, was
awarded in 1951, to Bryan Balfour
for his original and creative work
in scenic designs for Pierrette
Each year the contest is open to
every student in whatever field of
creative endeavor he or she is in
terested. The winner is announced
at commencement and presented
with an appropriate gift.
The requirement is an eiitry of
“outstanding creative work in the
form of a musical composition, a
poem, essay, story, play or research
paper, a painting, photograph,
sculpture or a piece of group-con
Entries should be submitted to
Miss Lelia Graham Marsh, in the
Alumnae House by May IS for
consideration by the judges.
It is suggested that the work be
‘inspired by Salem”, but it need
not be limited to this theme.
Faculty are asked to recommend
students’ work of suitable calibre
and to encourage students to pro
duce original achievements, both in
and out of classroom requirements,
for this contest.
Parents To Be
The Freshman class is now com
pleting plans for the Freshman
Parent’s Weekend, March 22-23.
On Saturday and Sunday of this
weekend the freshmen will enter
tain their parents in an effort to
present an insight to Salem cam
Parents have received invitations
from Dr. Gramley. These letters
outlined the Saturday program be
ginning with registration in Cle
weil between 2:00 and 3 ;00 p.m.,
an informal tea in the Friendship
Room of Strong betvveen 3:00 and
5:00 p.m., a dinner in the Club
Dining Room at 6:00 p.m. and an
after-dinner coffee in the presi
After the coffee the parents will
be entertained by their daughters
with a talent show in Davy Jones.
Dr. Gramley has suggested that the
weekend be concluded with atten
dance of Sunday rnorning church
services by daughters and their
In order to make the weekend
successful, freshmen are urged to
re-issue invitations for the week
end. Besides observing campus
life, parents will also meet faculty
members who teach freshmen.
Eleanor McGregor Elected New Editor
By Jane Wation
Mac walked to the door of the
room in which she was having a
music apprec. listening^ test. Mac,
you’re the new editor.”
“Gosh, I am?” Miss Sampson
tapped her foot and waited to start
IK in me eyes oi — • ...— _
“Other countries fear us because Later that day Mac could
they are economically dependent more composed about her new job
upon us. They realize our great and stated that she felt a
power. Therefore nations are vi- more confident now that I “ve a
tally interested in our presidential few staff members lined up^
election because they want us to election climaxed three years
use our power to benefit them and working on the newspaper.
to avoid war,” said Mr. Spencer.
Have Third Baby Girl
When asked her plans for the
future, Mac began with the Salem-
Dr. And Mrs. Todd 2
Has Many Plans
Not stopping there she went on
Dr. and Mrs. William B. Todd j ^pre^crdoible major
are the parents of a daughter born ^ fellowship or assistantship
March 13 at 4,:00 a.m. anj go to France. “I’m sorta con-
The Todds have named their sideiing journalism too.”
third daughter Deborah Burton. Still occu^ed with
Both mother and daughter are Mac said that t^s^ Eade in
doing nicely at Baptist Hospital, was going to Camp Pinnacle
Dr Todd has been head of the HendersonVille for a month. Her
English department at Salem for duties there will
three years. The Todds live at work and keeping a cabin of girls
2311 Westover Drive. quiet.
Mac wouldn’t stop. More sum
mer plans were listed as a trip to
Michigan and a session at Furman
summer school in Greenville, S. C.
In the meantime Mac will spend
her time “gabbing, eating, sleeping,
playing bridge and drinking cOkes.”
She failed to mention the Monday
afternoons, Tuesday and Wednes
day nights spent in the Salemite
office and the Thursday stretches
at the Sun.
In addition Mac writes an oc
casional short story for advanced
comp, class, is ping pong and
archery manager, on the A. A.
Council, a Scorpion, on the lecture
committee and a marshall.
She is also literary editor for
the Sights and Insights and former
Westminster Fellowship president.
She taught a French course at the
Academy first semester and last
year won the Gordon Gray award
for the highest academic average
in her class.
Always Has Time
And the funny thing is that Mac
always does have time to “talk,
drink a coke or have a smoke.”
A native of South Carolina, Mac
decided to come to Salem bkause
it is her mother’s Alma Mater.
She likes North Carolina except
when she wants to eat seafood,
her favorite dish. “Then I’ll take
With that the interview closed,
much against Mac’s desire. "Keep
on asking questions. I’ll have to
start writing headlines if you stop.”
Six of the major organizations
have new leaders as Spring elec
tions are almost concluded.
Jean Davenport, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Davenport of
Rocky Mount, was elected editor
of the Sights and Insights by the
annual staff last Monday. She has
been a member of the staff two
years. She is also on the Salemite
staff, 1. R. S. Council and Dean’s
Emma Sue Larkins was elected
president of the A. A. and Jo Bell
was chosen to head May Day Com
mittee in student body elections in
chapel last Tuesday.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Larkins of Trenton, Emma
Sue served as A. A. treasurer this
year. She has been on basketball
varsity for two years and on
hockey varsity one year. An Eng
lish major, she has worked on the
Salemite and the Pierrettes. Next
year she hopes to sponsor more
Jo Bell, the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Eric Bell of Wilson, trans
ferred to Salem from St. Mary’s
last year. She has served as a
marshall, treasurer of I. R. S.
Council and Junior class secretary.
An English major, she has worked
on both advertising and editorial
staffs of the Salemite.
Eleanor McGregor, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Garland McGregor
of Greenville, S. C., was chosen
Salemite editor in a staff election
last Wednesday. She has been on
the staff three years, having served
as managing editor this year. She
has also worked two yfears on
Sights aiid Insights and the A. A.
Council. She is a Scorpion and a
Marilyn Summey was elected
(Continued on pago sui)
Class To Qo
To Arts Forum
The annual Arts Forum will be
held at Women’s College of the
University of North Carolina,
March 15. This forum will include
art, dance, music, theater and
Miss Jess Byrd’s advanced com
position class will attend the forum
on writing and a kcture discussion
led by Katherine Ahne Porter on
Miss Porter is a short story
writer and the author of Noon
Wine, Pale Horae, Pale Rider, The
Leaning Tower, Flowering Judac
and Hacienda. Jean Calhoun and
Joanne Bell are planning to attend
the Forum with the composition
In addition to the forum there
will be exhibitions of painting,
sculpture, mono-cuts and student
work in the arts.
The comprehensive testing pro
gram for sophomores began yes
terday and will continue for two
weeks. These tests are to give an
all round picture of each sopho
more and to show her what she is
best fitted to do.
The program includes tests on
personality, vocations, general cul
ture and contemporary affairs. In
addition to these, each sfaphomore
will have a speech audition in
which she will read a short para
graph and give a minute speech.
The schedule for the tfests is;
March l3 Personality
March 20 Vocational
March 25 General culture
March 27..Contemporary affairs