Halloween is here today.
Keep the ghosts and witches
Come on out, don’t he a louse!
Go to the faculty open house.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 31, 1952
The appointment of committees
to study long term campus develop
ment and possibilities of the con
struction of a new dormitory on
Salem campus will be recommended
by Dr. Dale H. Gramley at the fall
meeting of the Board of Trustees
on Nov. 3.
It is hoped that the dormitory,
which will house about 60 girls,
will be ready for use by 19S6 or
1957. This will increase the board
ing capacity of Salem to approxi
mately 300 students.
The Board will also be asked to
authorize committees to study the
possibility of the construction of a
new building at Salem Academy to
house an alumnae office, a chapel,
music rooms and storage rooms.
Dr. Gramley will also call atten
tion to the need for additional aca
demic prizes and awards to stimu
late classroom achievement.
■ He will also include the following
information in his report: 730 dif
ferent students are taking classes
■junder the directorship of Salem.
dThis figure includes 97 Academy
'istudents, 301 college students, 209
fiin the school of music who are not
;i enrolled in the college, S3 in the
adult education program, 20 in
children’s studio art and 50 student
nurses at City Memorial Hospital
taking courses under Miss Mar
garet Barrier, Miss Evabelle Cov
ington and Dr. Elizabeth Welch.
Eleven college and three academy
faculty members are. engaged in
advanced graduate study.
The Adelaide L. Fries Memorial
scholarship, given by the Alumnae
Association, has been completed
and is valued at $10,000. $20,000
has been added to the Hattie M.
Strong Fund for National and In
ternational Understanding. This
amount comes from her estate and
increases the value of the fund to
The increase in endowment dur
ing the past year is $27,332.49. The
endowment is now valued at $55,-
“The only difference between
Esther Williams and me is the ar
rangement of our chemical com
pounds.” With statements such as
this Dr. Hubert N. Alyea colored
his lecture on “The Story of the
Atomic Bomb” Tuesday night in
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James A. Gray,
Dies Oct. 29
James A. Gray, 63, benefactor of
Salem College and Academy and
chairman of the Board of Directors
at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com
pany, died unexpectedly of a heart
attack at noon Wednesday at Bap
Included in the many gifts which
Mr. Gray gave to his city, county
and state is Salem’s gymnasium.
The widely-known industrialist
and philanthropist had apparently
recovered from an attack of virus
pneumonia three weeks ago. He
became ill Saturday night and en
tered the hospital Tuesday. His
condition seemed to improve that
night, but he suffered a heart at
tack about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday
and death followed shortly.
Mr. Gray was recognized throug-
out the nation as an industrial
leader. Through the years his suc
cess, leadership and good judgment
had become widely known in the
tobacco industry and business cir
cles across the country.
Also prominent in civic and re
ligious activities, Mr. Gray had
served in many capacities on the
various programs of the state uni
versity and of his church.
Funeal services are planned for
3 p.m. today at Centenary Metho
dist Church with burial at Salem
Dr. Forell Counsels Salemites;
Likes Busy Campus Life
Miss Barrier, Y Advisor, Is
Former Penitentary Matron
By Allison Long and
Betty Lynn Wilson
“Really they’re just ordinary
people,” says Miss Margaret Bar
rier, when speaking of the inmates
at Virgina State Industrial Farm
for Women. Miss Barrier, now
assistant., professor of economics
and sociology, worked as a relief
matron during the summer, helping
With the recreation programs for
Another of her summer jobs in
cluded work in a settlement house
on the east side of New York City.
She worked with the foreign child
ren on their recreation program.
Miss Barrier, liberal artist at
heart, prefers be-bop to Brahms,
Rembrandt to Picassio, and any
sort of literature. Her favorite
pastimes are traveling, dancing
and watching the antics of small
A native of High Point, she re
ceived her education at Mary Bald
win College in Staunton, Virginia,
and the University of North Caro
line. At the latter institution she
received her Master’s Degree in
sociology and anthropology.
At Mary Baldwin she was editor
of the annual, member of Who’s
Who in American Colleges and
Universities, vice-president of the
Y. W. C. A. and member of the
Music and French Clubs.
Miss Barrier is the new advisor
to the Y Council and Westminster
Fellowship of' the Presbyterian stu
dents. While at the University
she was chairman of the Inter
faith Council, which sponsored the
campus religious programs.
She will be hostess with Miss
Covington at the first faculty open
By Sara Outland
‘Yes, that’s right. I do not be
lieve in Saturday classes or long
engagements.” These are only two
of statements made by Dr. George
Forell, speaker for Religious Em
phasis Week, with which Salem
students fully agreed.
Dr. Forell’s various activities
while on our campus this week in
cluded Sunday night vespers and
discussions each night ranging in
topic from “Marriage and the
Family” to “Christianity in Poli
tics.” Also he spoke at both chapel
programs and to various classes
during the day. Many students
went to him with personal prob
lems while others chatted with him
over their meals in the dining hall.
At vespers Dr. Forell, as an in
troduction to the week’s program,
spoke on growing up and being
mature. He said that students
should make, use of their time and
do away with such immature pass-
times as wistful thinking and mak
ing excuses. Furthermore, he said
that now is the time to do these
Monday night his talk concerned
marriage and the Christian family.
Only in losing ourselves in love
and concern for our families can
we find real happiness for our
selves. With God at the center
of our family, we can withstand
the t r o u b le s and heartbreak so
common to every family.
Funeral services are planned for
“The Time Is Now”, Dr. Forell
said that never have we faced a
more crucial time in our civilization
and never have our freedoms and
rights been so challenged by the
totalitarian forces of the world.
Unless we have a strong faith in
God, we cannot survive this situ-
New Books ■
Salem College Library received a
valuable collection of classical
journals and periodicals this sum
mer from Dr. William Stuart Mes
ser, former professor of classical
languages at Dartmouth College.
Some of these journals represent
an entirely new series to the
library, and some fill in gaps in
the recent library collection of
The Classical Journal, The Am
erican Journal of Archaeology, The
American Journal of Philosophy,
Classical Weekly, ClassicM Philo
logy, Language, and The Trans
actions of The American Philo
logical Association are some per
iodicals in the collection.
Dr. Messer’s wife, Mrs. Edna E.
Wilson Messer, is a native of Win
ston-Salem and an alumna of
Salem College. Dr. and Mrs. Mes
ser now reside in Winston-Salem.
ation, and we will be defeated by
Also he later stated that we
must, as is the right of every
American citizen, participate in
politics and not just stand on the
sideline crilizing. “Time marches
on”, he said, “and we must face
the future with courage and not
look back. The time is now.”
During the week. Dr. Forell saw
much of Salem’s campus, met many
of Salem’s students and heard
many of Salem’s problems.
In concluding his visit here he
said, “I am very pleased with the
large number participating in both
formal and informal discussions.
The cooperative spirit of the fac
ulty and administration has been
“I think that you are one of the
busiest groups I have ever seen,
not only in classes, but in extra
curricular activities. I feel this is
good because we learn not pnly in
classes but in living together and
participating in other educational
activities. A college education must
be an experience involving all of
life—not just the intellect. I find
that kind of education here. ’ I
have never met a more charming
group of girls and I hope someday
to come back to Salem’s campus.”
To Be Nov. 7
The series of faculty open houses
will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 7 when Miss Evabelle Coving
ton and Miss . Margaret Barrier
entertain at 1924 West First Street.
Students, guests and faculty are
Directions will be posted on the
Main Hall bulletin board. Trans
portation will be provided, and
everyone who desires a ride may
meet in front of Main Hall.
The purpose of the open houses
is to further faculty-student re
lationships. The entertaining began
last year under the sponsorship of
the Order of the Scorpion.
The faculty sign i:p for the date
on which they wish to entertain.
The Scorpions furnish the trans
portation to the open houses and
assist the hostesses.
The open houses will continue
throughout the year approximately
every two weeks. The open houses
will be held not only by the faculty
members but also by the various
Freshmen are particularly urged
to, take advantage of the oppor
tunity to meet the faculty.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Russell will
have the second open house at their
liome on November 16.
The audience listened attentively
to Dr. Alyea for two hours as he
discussed the momentous subject in
a unique manner. Even the laymen
who had had almost no science
understood most of what Dr. Alyea
Using blackboards and an experi
ment table. Dr. Alyea traced the
development of the atomic bomb.
He explained some basic chemical
reactions, then proceeded to give
an account of the years it took to
split an atom.
In 1932 the neutron was dis
covered. Soon afterwards it was
used to split atoms in the heaviest'
of elements then discovered—uran
ium, and from this reaction a new
element, plutonium, was formed.
The internationally known facts
became national secrets with the
advent of World War II. Nations
experimented with their scientific
knowledge of atoms, until in 1945
the United States dropped the
atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The government did not know
whether the bomb, no larger than
a man’s head, would work until
three weeks before the explosion.
Later the plutonium bomb tvas
dropped on Nagisaki.
Carbon dioxide spraying the au
dience, a milk can top hitting the
ceiling of the liall and paper and
wood burning on the stage helped
relieve the seriousness of the lec
ture. These stunts also served to
illustrate the points which Dr.
Dr. Alyea said the possibilities of
the Geiger counter and the power
released by the atom have untold
peacetime uses for medicine and
He emphasized the power of the
for constructive purposes. Political
scientists rather than natural scien
tists must work to preserve peace
among nations by establishing some
type of world order.
The Lablings, in conjunction with
the Lecture Committee, entertained
Dr. Alyea with a coffee in the
Friendship Rooms of Strong be
fore the lecture. The scientist
entertained the group and proved
his versatility in conversation by
reciting a poem he had written
about a panty riad by Princeton
students and by discussing contem
Dr. Alyea, who received his B. A.
degree from Princeton, was an
Engli.sji major. He studied at the
Nobel Institute in Stockholm and
later became interested in science.
He received his doctor’s degree in
Chemistry and is now associate
professor of chemistry at Princeton.
Miss Mary Jones, piano teacher
in the Salem School of Music since
1919, died yesterday after an illness
of a little more than a month.
Miss Jones, 57, who lived at 214
N. Spruce Street, graduated from
Salem in the Class of 1917. She
also taught organ at the college
until about five years ago.
She was a member of Calvary
Funeral arrangements have been
made by Vogler’s for 4:00 p.m.