More books are being used, it’s
More knowledge in each
It’s time to elect the Court and
The prettiest girls on the
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 17, 1952
New Rondthaler Lectureships
Established By Salem Alumnae
The Alumnae Association has appropriated $500 for the establishment
of a Rondthaler Lectureship. This lectureship will go into effect
beginning January 1953.
It will be used to bring several lecturers representing the different
departments on campus. These lecturers will spend several, days on
campus visiting and speaking in the classrooms of the fields they re
The purpose of this lectureship
The Winston-Salem Civic Ora
torio Society will present Haydn’s
“Creation” in Memorial Hall on
Monday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Soloists for the event will be
Mrs. D. H. Allcorn, Mrs. Irene
Roserud, the Rev. Mr. John Gose-
rud, the Rev. Mr. J. C. Hughes,
Riley Matthews, Ronald Milroy,
Mrs. Hilda Nunn Webb, and John
They will be accompanied by
members of the Winston-Salem
Symphony and by Mrs. Rose Sie-
wers Kapp and Timothy Cabiel at
the organ. Dr. Clifford Bair is the
One of the sixteen member
groups of the Arts Council, the
Oratoric group is in its fourth year.
Tickets for the oratorio may be
purchased at the Salem Book Store
or from either Clemens Sandresky
or Mrs. Warren Spencer.
is to bring outstanding authorities
in specific fields to Salem and to
encourage creative efforts of Salem
students to use their abilities to
enrich cultural and community life.
The new Lectureships are one of
the three parts of the Rondthaler
Fund. Other phases of the Fund
are endowed scholarships and the
Katharine B. Rondthaler Award.
The Lectureship phase of the
Fund has been set aside in memory
of Mrs. Katharine B. Rondthaler
and in honor of Dr. Howard Rond
A faculty committee has been
appointed by Dr. Gramley to be
charge of the Lectureship.
To Be Elected
Those appointed are Dr. Ivy Hix
son, Dean Clemens Sandresky, Dr.
Michael Lewis, Mr. Edwin Shew-
make. Miss Catherine Nicholson
and Dr. Minnie J. Smith.
Hoke Norris Is
The Katherine B. Rondthaler
award, presented by the Alumnae
Association for outstanding crea
tive work, has been re-organized.
The award will be divided into
three prizes for achievement in the
fields of art, literature, and music.
This award has previously been
given to one student; however the
committee of judges found it dif
ficult to make comparisons and dis
tinctions in all fields of creative
This award, which was estab
lished in 1950, is presented each
May. Bryan Balfour was winner
in 1951, and Ann Lowe was win
ner in 1952.
IRS Tells Winners
Of Room Contest
Winners of the annual freshman
room decoration contest are Jo
Cullifer and Patsy Robinson. Their
room in Clewell is done in red,
dark green and lime green with
pastel pictures and bulletin boards
on the walls. First prize was five
First honorable mention was
given to Emily Baker and June
The contest, sponsored by the
I. R. S., was held Oct. 9. Judges
were Miss Eileen Smoke, Elsie
Macon, Roonie Barnes, Florence
Swindell and Bobbie Kuss.
The International Relations Club
held its first meeting of the year
on Oct. 9 in the living room of
Bitting. Warren Spencer of the
history department introduced the
speaker, Hoke Norris, journalist
for the Winston-Salem Journal and
Mr. Norris, who attended both
the Republican and Democratic
conventions in Chicago, spoke on
foreign policy as a background for
He said there were three be
havior periods in campaigns: be
fore convention, before election
and after election. His topic con
sisted of an examination of the
first two points.
Mr. Norris reported that the
Democrats were more united be
hind Adlai Stevenson than the
Republicans were behind Dwight
If the Democratic Party wins in
November, said Norris, the current
foreign policies will probably be
maintained, with a few changes
however. The Republicans, long
reputed isolationists, will have to
widen their views on international
policies in case of a GOP victory.
The cold war in Korea will prob
ably be the first item on the
Elections of the May Queen and
the Maid of Honor will take place
in Old Chapel Tuesday, Oct. 21, at
7:00 p.m. The following night,
same time and place, the court
elections will be. held.
The ballot boxes for May Day
Nominations will be taken up Mon
day at 1:00 p.m.
The contestants in evening
dresses will appear on the stage
individually and as a group. The
voting will be done immediately
after their appearance before the
Nominations began last Tuesday
and will continue through Monday.
Any petitions after that time must
be turned in to Jo Bell by 10:30
p.m. Monday evening.
Nominees for both May Queen
and Maid of Honor must be mem
bers of the senior class. They
may be either day students or
boarding students. They must be
attractive, poised and graceful.
Members of the May .Court must
also be attractive, poised and grace
ful. Popularity does not count.
.Any member of the student body
may nominate a candidate for May
Queen and her Court. The nomi
nations may be placed in the box
in Main Hall.
The May Queen and her Maid
of Honor will be announced im
mediately after the votes have
been counted. Members of the
May Court will be announced the
Last year’s May Queen was
Monie Rowland and the Maid of
Honor was Florence Cole. Other
members of the court were Jane
Watson, Caroline Ross, Ann
Hughes, Peggy Bonner, Phoebe
Barnhardt, P e g g y a n Alderman,
Connie Barnes, Sarah Sue Tisdale,
and the former Lou Davis, Cath
erine Post, Sara Tulloch and Ann
©eorge Forell Will Be Speaker
For Religious Emphasis Week
Dr. George W. Forell, associate professor of philosophy at Gustavus
Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., will arrive Oct. 26 to be speaker
and counselor for Religious Emphasis Week, Oct. 26-30.
He will speak to Salem College audience for the first time at Sun
day night vespers at 6:30 Oct. 26. Informal meetings will be held
every night and. Dr. Forell will be available throughout the week for
private conferences with students.
He will speak both Tuesday and
DR. GEORGE FORELL
Phi Alpha Theta
T oMeetOct .20
Phi Alpha Theta, national honor
ary history fraternity, which has
a chapter on the Salem campus
will hold an installation ceremony
for new members on Monday, Oct.
20, at 5:30 p.m.
New members include Barbara
Allen, Faye Fuller and Peggie
Johnson. Mr. Warren Spencer, ad
visor for the group, will conduct
most of the ceremony.
He will be assisted by the other
members which include Miss Eva-
belle Covington, Mrs. Amy Heid-
breder. Dr. Minnie Smith, Dr. Ivy
Hixson, Dr.' Gregg Singer, Drane
Vaughn, Jean Davenport and Jane
Smiith. Later in the fall there will
be a banquet.
Irving Carlyle, local attorney and
North Carolina State Senator,
spoke in chapel yesterday on the
subject of “Color in the Sidelights
of the 1952 Democratic National
Dr. Dale H. Gramley introduced
the speaker, who was a delegate
to the Democratic National Con
vention in July of this year.
Mr. Carlyle began his talk by
saying that this is an exciting year
for us to be alive politically, with
the Democrats’ desire to remain in
office and the Republicans’ desire
to get into office.
The Convention was a mixture
of serious business and interesting
sidelights, and Mr. Carlyle ex
panded on the sidelights first. He
mentioned the popularity and
charm of Mrs. O. Max Gardner,
the abundance of hotel “widows,”
the influence of television on all
delegates, the lack of expected
social life except for an all night
party, and the wonderful roast
As for the convention itself, Mr.
Carlyle believes the candidates
nominated are the best men pos
sible for the job. Their various
abilities will help this country, and
the two party system will continue
to grow and thrive.
Thursday at chapel in Memorial
Dr. Forell, a native German and
descendent of three Lutheran
pastors, received his undergraduate
education in Germany and at the
University of Vienna.
His family had been forced into
Austria because of a conflict with
the Nazi government. When Hitler
annexed Austria in 1938 the Forell
family was forced to flee because
they had been active in organizing
relief work for anti-Nazi refugees.
Dr. Forell reached the United
States in 1939. He attended the
Lutheran Theological Seminary at
^Philadelphia where he received his
Bachelor of Divinity degree in
After his ordination he served
Lutheran 'corTgregations in New
Jersey and New York City. In
1949 he received his Doctor of
Theology at Princeton Theological
seminary. Since 1947 he has been
Associate Professor of Philosophy
at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Dr. Forell is author of a book
on Luther’s doctrine of the Church,
The Reality of the Church as the
Communion of Saints, and has pub
lished numerous articles in the
field of church history, ethics and
In 1949 he was elected to lead
a group of American students on
a study tour in Austria under the
sponsorship of the University of
Minnesota. He has been a news
analyst for a local Minnisota
station and an instructor in the
United Nations Institute of the
Folke Bernadette Foundation.
He is a member of the American
Philosophy Society, the Royal In
stitute of Philosophy, the Ameri
can Society of Church History,
and is secretary-treasurer of the
American Society for Reformation
Dr. Forell’s theme for Religious
Emphasis Week will be “The Time
Behind'The'Curtain Crews Are Necessary
To Make Pierrette Productions Possible
To Give Opera
Dr. Michael Lewis has been ap
pointed by Dr. Gramley as a mem
ber of the Faculty-Advisory Board
to the Student Government. Other
members of the Board are Dr. Min
nie J. Smith, who was elected by
the faculty and Miss Evabelle Cov
ington, who was elected by the
By Connie Murray
The crowd files into Old Chapel;
the house lights are dimmed; the
Spanish red curtains part to re
veal a finished and polished cast
and set in a new production. As
the play progresses how many
people in the audience take a
moment to realize all the time and
effort that goes into the making
of a play?
A glance at the unseen cast will
give a better view of this. For
every person on stage, there are
at least three persons back stage.
Each costume has to be designed,
each “flat” painted, each spotlight
adjusted. All the details and tech
nical jobs of a play have to be
done in advance to insure a good
The department labeled “crew”
has to construct a set. First, the
various members design the pat
tern of the set, the arrangement,
and the color. Then they build
the flats, cover them with material,
and paint them. About a week be
fore the play, the set is erected and
The next job is that of the pro
perties Crew. They obtain the
furniture to be used and the extras
needed on stage (such as a clock
or candlesticks.) They also take
care of all personal “props.”
The lighting department begins
its work. The footlights and
headboards are adjusted to fit the
scenes; the correct color gelatins
are put on the spotlights. Timing
is most important in this job, and
all during a performance the per
son at the switchboard keeps an
eye on the cast on stage.
The sound committee is respon
sible for providing background
music and sound effects for the
playj if there are any. This also
requires precision timing.
Research, designing and actual
construction of costumes call for
time and energy, but the members
of the costume committee have
adequate equipment for the job.
The make-up committee attends
to all make-up, hair styling, and
the like. Their work is concen
trated in the last days of play
practice, particularly during the
two final rehearsals.
Last but not least is the publicity
committee. Posters are painted
and displayed in prominent places,
announcements made, programs de
signed and printed, and articles
written for the Salemite.
After weeks of preparation,
everything is ready—the stage is
set, the curtains open, and the
cast takes over. But even now
they are not alone, for crew mem
bers of all committees are on hand
to see that the play runs smoothly,
and are ready for any possible
“The Medium” will be presented
by the members of the Pierrettes
and Music Department of Salem
College on Dec. 11-12. It will be
sponsored by the recently organ
ized Salem Production Committee.
“The Medium”, an opera written
by Monotti, will contain a cast of
both student and faculty members.
.Miss Elizabeth Reigner will be in
charge of the drama, and Mr.
Eugene Jacobowsky will direct the
music field of the opera.
Mrs. Nell Starr, a member of
tlie Salem Production Committee,
said that tryouts for the casting
of the students ^will take place
some time soon.
The faculty cast has already been
chosen and will be announced later.
The presentation of “The Med
ium” is the first joint production
sponsored by the Pierrettes and
Frazey To Speak
Captain Mary E. Frazey, Captain
of the Women’s Corps, will be on
y:ampus Oct. 23.
For those students who are in
terested, Captain Frazey will be in
the Friendship Rooms of Strong to
give a talk concerning her work
and to answer any questions.