Hush, little Seniors,
Don’t you cry;
Your comps will be over
Bye and bye!
At the A. A. banquet
Everyone came and ate.
Letters, stars and blazers
Were given those who rate.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, May 9, 1952
Awards Made At AA Banquet;
Emily Warden Given Blanket
The Athletic Association held its annual banquet Thursday night,
May 8, in the dining hall. During the banquet awards for the year
Letters earned by those having over twenty-five points were re
ceived by Peggy Bonner, Marian Lewis, Betty McGlaughon, Anne Mer
ritt, Emily Mitchell, Caroline Ross, Fae Deaton, Jean Calhoun and
Stars, awarded to those who have
thirty-three points, went to Jeanne
Harrison, Emma Sue Larkins and
Four girls received their blazers
for having over forty-five points.
They were Daisy Chonis, Carolyn
Dobson, Jeanne Harrison and
Emma Sue Larkins.
The highest award given by the
A. A. is the blanket which goes to
the senior each year who has the
most points for her four years at
Salem. This award went to Emily
The softball varsity, elected by
the team managers, was also an
nounced. Those receiving this
honor were: Bert Brower, Pat
Noah, Jean Currin, Louise Fike,
Caroline Ross, Lucy Harris, Betty
McGlaughon, Jean Calhoun,
Jeanne Harrison, Emma Sue Lark
ins, Peggy Bonner and Daisy
The Finance Board met last
Monday to plan next year’s bud
get. The Board decided to accept
this year’s budget as it now stands
for next year.
Itemized reports of all organiza
tions w’ill be posted on the bulle
tin board at a specified time.
The committee also decided that
the treasurer of the Student Gov
ernment will audit the financial
books of all major and minor or
ganizations. This auditing will be
done periodically for the purpose
of making sure that all books are
kept in order.
The committee agreed that any
student entering the college in the
middle of the year would pay half
the budget for the entire year. The
exception to this will be the cost
of the Sights and Insights.
The budget has been approved
by the Student Council and wall be
presented to the student body for
The heads of all campus organi
zations met for a Presidents’
Workshop Wednesday, May 7, m
the Friendship Rooms of Strong.
The meeting which included din
ner and after dinner coffee began
at 4:00 p.m. and ended at 9:00 p.m.
The meeting was held under the
direction of Mrs. Heidbreder and
Miss Smoke for the purpose of
enabling campus organizations to
work together more effectively.
Following a talk by Dr. Gramley,
each organization head submitted
reports of their next year’s activi
After this, the group suggested
means of cooperation between or
ganizations and ways of benefitting
the entire student body. Careful
planning and scheduling of meet
ings was stressed.
Present at the meeting were:
Marian Lewis, Student Govern
ment; Emma Sue Larkins, Athletic
Association; Marilyn Summey, Y;
Elsie Macon, I. R. S; Fae Deaton,
Pierrettes; Eleanor McGregor,
Salemite; Jean Davenport, Sights
and Insights; Barbara Allen, Inter
national Relations Club; Alison
Britt, Arts Club; Loma Faye Cuth-
bertson. Education Club; Martha
Newcomb, Home Economics Club;
Joanne Moody, Lablings; Sara
Willard, Day Student Organiza
tion; Faye Lee. Senior Class;
Eleanor Fry, Junior Class; Bobbie
Kuss, Sophomore Class; Daisy
Chonis, Bitting House President;
Jean Moye, Sisters House Presi
dent; Lu Bridgers, Clewell House
The Physical Education Depart
ment is giving swimming lessons
for beginners every Monday and
Wednesday morning from 11:15-
12:30. These non-credit classes are
open for everyone.
Miss Lelia Graham Marsh visited
Mrs. Ralph C. Mault.sby last week
in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Maultsby
is a Salem graduate and was presi
dent of the Student Government
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The Centenary Methodist Church
is sponsoring a picnic for the Me
thodist students of Salem College
and Bowman Gray Medical School
on Friday, May 9. Students who
wish to attend meet in the recep
tion room of Clewell at 6:45 p.m.
The Labelings will meet Tuesday
night. May 13 in the Science Build
ing, The speakers for the meeting
will be Bob McEntee and Jim
Kelly, medical students from Bow
man Gray. They will speak on the
work they have done at Graylyn.
After the business meeting refresh
ments w'ill be served.
Mr. Clemens Sandresky, the new
head of Salem’s music department,
was here last Monday for a meet
ing with the music faculty, after
which he attended the recital of
Furney Baker and Nell Philips.
Dr, Todd will attend the annual
meeting of the American Biblio
graphical Society May 9-10. This
will be a joint session with the
University of Virginia Bibliograp
hical Society at Charlottesville, Va.
Mrs. Howrard E. Rondthaler
To Be May 12-16
Senior comprehensives will be
held May 12-16 for all seniors
majoring in economics-sociology,
history, math, English or modern
languages. All students taking the
examinations have been in senior
seminar this semester.
These examinations are set up as
five hour exams to be taken in two
days with three hours the first
aminatins, part of which may be
day and two the next. The ex
oral, consist of questions of a
The seniors will be graded as
superior, satisfactory or passing.
If a student receives a grade of
superior, the department may ex
cuse her from a course examfna-
Welch Reads Play
. Dr. Elizabeth Welch gave an in
terpretative reading of her play,
Sunday’s Child, Thursday, May 8,
in Chapel. The play was read by
Sunday’s Child a truse, autobio
graphical story, is a romantic
comedy in one act. It was writ
ten by Dr. Welch and published
in 1944 by Row Peterson Co.
Florence Cole’s Piano Recital
Scheduled For Next Monday
The Salem College School of
Music will present Florence Cole,
pianist, in her graduating recital.
Monday, May 12, at 8:30 in Me
Florence, a transfer to Salem
from Marion Junior College, has
been very active in the Pierrettes
and on the Salemite staff. She has
been on the May Court and this
year she was the Maid of Honon
The selections to be presented
Sicilano - Bach-Hughes
Organ Prelude in G Minor
Valse in E Minor Chopin
Romance Op. 28, No. 2
Novellette Op. 21, No. 1
Mouvement Perpetuel No. 1 ...
La Cathedrale engloutie
Jardins Dans La Pluie .Debussy
Concerto in G Minor
molto allegro con fuoco
Qirls To Enter
Works Of Art
The Salem Art Club will sponsor
a student art contest next Tuesday
night at 7:30 in the library art
gallery. Works of the art stu
dents and other students will be
entered in the contest.
The judges will be the spectators
who will select their favorite pic
ture by voting at a nickel a vote.
Coffee will be served after the
Some of the entries will be mono
types run off the etching press,
oils, water colors, torn paper
motifs and other drawings. Flo
rence Swindell, Betty Tyler, and
Bryan Balfour will enter their
works which w'ere exhibited in the
Raleigh art show.
Pris Martin will enter her work
in sculpture. Jane Alexander will
feature her drawings classified as
“moody interiors”. Norma Will
iams’ abstract drawings will also
A banquet wdll be given by Salem
College honoring all those who
have aided in the practice teaching
program. The banquet will be held
in the Club Dining Room Wednes
day, May 14, at 6:00 p.m.
Those who will attend the ban
quet will be the administration of
the college, critic teachers, and
others of both the Winston-Salem
City Schools and the Forsyth
Approximately 125 guests have
been invited to this third annual
dinner. Mr. John Moore, super
intendent of the Winston-Salem
City School System and Mr. Ralph
Brimley, superintendent of the
Forsyth County School System will
Salem Gets Qift
Salem Academy and College was
named beneficiary in the will of
the late Tilla E. Harmon of Ker-
nersville. After the estate has been
settled, the Academy and College
will receive a portion of the resi
In addition to the monetary ad
dition to the endowment fund,
Salem will receive an upright piano
from the estate.
Representatives of Salem Aca
demy and College paid special tri
bute to Mrs. Katherine Boring
Rondthaler, wife of Bishop Howard
E. Rondthaler, in a memorial ser
vice in chapel last Tuesday.
Following remarks by Dr. Dale
Gramley, memorial expressions
W’ere read by Kitty Burrus of the
senior class, Mishew Cooper, pre
sident of student government at
the Academy, Russell Crews of the
auxiliary service staff, Mrs. R. A.
McCuiston, alumnae president. Dr.
Minnie Smith of the faculty and
the Rev. Howard Chadwick, trustee.
The Rev. Edwin A. Sawyer, col
lege chaplain, read the Scripture
and led a prayer.
Mrs. Rondthaler, who for more
than 40 years was a leader here
in civic and cultural work, died
last Saturday morning in Duke
Hospital after a long illness.
Her life in Winston-Salem was
centered in the president’s house
on Salem campus until three years
ago when her husband resigned
from the college presidency.
College classes were suspended
last Monday afternoon so that stu
dents and administration could at
tend her funeral which was held
in the Home Moravian Church.
Burial following the service w’as in
the Moravian Graveyard.
Mrs. Rondthaler was born May
8, 1877, in Philadelphia, the daugh
ter of Edwin McCurdy Boring and
Elizabeth Truman Boring. She
graduated from Friends’, Central
School and attended Philadelphia
College of Pharmacy. She also
studied piano, organ and voice at
Gilchrist School of Music.
She was married to Howard Ed
ward Rondthaler in Philadelphia ifi
1898. In 1909 Dr. Rondthaler was
called to the presidency of Salem,
and the family moved to Winston-
Mrs. Rondthaler guided and took
a personal interest in each girl on
the Salem College campus during
the years that Dr. Rondthaler was
president. Her ability to remember
name, face, family and special in
terest made each girl feel at home
She organized the Civic Better
ment League in 1911 which merged
into the Woman’s Club in Winston-
Salem in 1919. She was elected its
first president. Last fall she ac
cepted the presidency of the Coun
cil of Church Women of Winston-
In addition she belonged to many
of the cultural clubs of the city
and was a trustee of Old Salem,
Mrs. Rondthaler is survived by
her husband; by two sons, Theo
dore Rondthaler and Edward Rond
thaler ; by two daughters, Elizabeth
Rondthaler Pfohl and Jane Rond
thaler McFagan; by two sisters,
one brother and five grandchildren.
The advanced composition class
will hold a creative writing forum
Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
in Miss Byrd’s living room. Mr.
Hoke Norris will criticize the
stories written by the class and
lead a discussion of writing.
Mr. Norris is a member of the
editorial board of the Journal-
Sentinel. He has written short
stories and is now working on a
novel. Last year Mr. Norris won
the Neiman Fellowship to Harvard
for a year of additional study in