This Week’s Editor
Is Peggy Chears.
Next Week’s Editor
Is Jean Calhoun.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., F i
’ebruary 13, 1953
Number 1 5
Preaching Mission Ministers
Address Students In Chapel
Two members of the Winston-Salem Preaching Mission have been
speakers in chapel this week. They are Dr. Homer Vanderpool, Metho
dist minister from Dayton, Ohio and Dr. Frederick H. Olert, who is
pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Va.
Dr. Vanderpool began his address on Tuesday with a light touch by
saying that he was like the lightening bug that backed into the lawn
mower—he was de-lighted no end"
to be able to speak to the girls
Continuing with his talk, Dr.
Vanderpool stated that he would
rather be a “living problem than
a dead solution.” Saying that
dreams are the very essence of life,
he divided them into three types:
those of self-sufficience, of love,
and of security. In his discussion
of these, Dr. Vanderpool expressed
his philosophy and concluded by
again /stressing the importance of
dreams in getting the most out of
every minute of life.
Dr. Frederick H. Olert, Thurs
day’s speaker, was introduced by
Betsy Forrest, president of the
Westminster Fellowship on cam
“Personality is the most expen
sive commodity in all the world,”
said Dr. Olert in the beginning of
his address on the different phases
of human personality. He ex
pressed this as the factor which
differentiates a person as an in
dividual ; thus being the factor
which is most important within a
The body of Dr.- Olert’s talk was
divided into four parts. This con
sisted of discussions on an indivi
dual’s personality as revealed to
the general public; personality as
revealed to family and direct asso
ciates; personality as revealed to
oneself, involving the importance
of “knowing yourself”; and the
most important of all, this quality
as revealed to God, the author of
In closing. Dr. Olert saluted the
students of Salem College.
Fike Is Appointed
Louise Fike has been appointed
Sophomore Representative to the
Lecture Committee to replace Flo
rence Swindell. Florence left
school last semester in order to
Louise is a sophomore from
An exhibit of paintings by Claude
Howell is on display at the Art
Gallery in the Salem Library. The
exhibit is sponsored by the Salem
Mr. Howell was born and edu
cated in Wilmington. He began
art studies at the studios of Irene
Price and Elizabeth Chant.
The artist paints scenes of life
about man at his daily work. Mr.
Howell is a modern painter, but
his subjects are easily recognized.
He has studied with Charles
Rosen in Woodstock, N. Y., Henry
MacMillan in Wilmington, and has
spent a year studying in New York
City, and 18 months in Europe. In
addition he spent two weeks each
with Bernard Karfiol at Ogunquit,
Me. and Jon Corbino and Ann
Brockman at Rockport, Mass.
For more than ten years he has
won an impressive list of awards
in Southern art shows. Some of
the shows include the annual North
Carolina and Virginia show in
Norfolk, Virginia, the Piedmont
Festival in Winston-Salem and the
North Carolina Exhibition in
Mr. Howell is in Who’s Who of
the South and Southeast and
Who’s Who in American Art.
Prayer Day Feh 15
February 15 is being observed
this year as The Universal Day of
Prayer. In connection with this
observation. Rev. James C. Hughes
will lead Salem students in a brief
worship service at 12:45 on Sun
day, Feb. 15 in Old Chapel.
The annual Ash Wednesday ob
servance of Holy Communion will
be at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.
18 in the Home Moravian Church.
The Communion, sponsored by the
Y, will be administered by the
Rev. George-G. Higgins and Rev.
James C. Hughes.
Salem’s Sweetheart, Dr. Dale H. Gramley
John E. Williams To Present
Organ Recital Here Feb. 16
John E. Williams, who is assist
ant professor of organ and theory
at Flora MacDonald College, will
be presented in an organ recital at
8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in
Mr. Williams, a native of Mary-"*
ville, Tenn., received his B.M. de
gree from Oberlin Conservatory of
Music and his Master of Music de
gree from the University of Michi
gan. He has been organist for the
Village Church of Pinehurst for
the past two years. Since he has
been at Flora MacDonald, Mr.
Williams has given organ recitals
throughout North Carolina and in
Mr. Williams won first place in
the Southern Regional Convention
of the American Guild of Organists
in New Orleans in 1951. He will
be soloist at the Southern Regional
Convention in Jackson, Miss, this
His program in Memorial Hall
Introduction and Toccata in G
Chorale Prelude—My Heart is
Filled with Longing...Kellner
The Board of Trustees of Salem
College has announced an increase
in fees, effective with the fall
semester of the 1953-54 academic
year. The increases total $130 per
year, with a $15 increase per semes
ter in tuition and a $50 increase
in board, room laundry and infir
mary per semester.
It has been necessary to effect
these increases because of the
higher costs of today and because
of operating deficits over the last
The Board of Trustees also voted
to eliminate special course fees in
science and other courses, except
for the chemistry breakage fee.
The Practice Teaching fee is un
affected, as are fees for applied
In his letter to parents and stu--
dents Dr. Gramley pointed out that,
“Salem’s increases are less than
those at many comparable institu
tions and less than the national
average of increases since 1942-43.’
“The Medium” will be presented
by the Salem Productions March
4-5. This melodramatic play in
cludes both faculty and students,
and represents the fields of music,
drama and art.
Mrs. Joan Jacobowsky is the
musical director. Mr. Hans Heide-
mann and Dean Sandresky are in
charge of the musical details. Miss
Elizabeth Reigner is the stage
director of the play. Frances
Horne is assisting with rehearsal
The cast of “The Medium” is as
.....Mrs. Joan Jacobowsky
Monica....Peggy Ann Alderman
Toby . David Pardington
Mr. Paul Peterson
Mrs. Gobineow....Ella Ann Lee
. .....Miss Margaret Vardell
Salem has a new Sw^eetheart and
Dr. Gramley is a celebrity in still
Dr. Dale H. Gramley, president
of Salem, was elected “Sweetheart
of Salem” in a contest which ended
last Tuesday night. Entered as
Salem’s most prominent senior. Dr.
Gramley’s picture was submitted *
by Bitting Dorm.
Runner-up in the contest was
Earl Myers, submitted by Myra
Dickson, his fiancee. Earl is a
physicist in Washington, D. C.
The Sweetheart of Salem contest,
which was sponsored by the Senior
Class, began last Friday. The class
made $31.65 from votes and entry
fees on approximately 30 pictures.
Conceding votes to another candi
date was not allowed.
The winner and the runner-up
each received a carton of nation
ally known cigarettes . from the
Dr. Gramley came to Salem as
its 13th president in the summer
of 1949. Before coming here he
was distinguished as both an edu
cator and an editor.
From 1942 to 1944 he was Assis
tant to the President at Moravian
College and Seminary in Bethle
hem, Pa. Following this he be
came editor-in-chief of the Bethle
hem Globe-Times. For 12 years
until 1942 he was head of the
courses in journalism at Lehigh
At Albright College in Pennsyl
vania Dr. Gramley received his B.
A. degree in English, was editor
of the school newspaper and played
right tackle on the football team.
He attended Columbia University
in New York to work in his Mas
At present Dr. Gramley is presi
dent of the North Carolina Council
of Church Related Colleges, vice-
president of Old Salem, Inc., a
member of the Home Moravian
Church and a member of the
Mrs. Gramley is active in church
work and civic groups as well as
school activities. Her five men,
however, take most of her time.
Dr. Gramley is the father of
four boys. Hugh is at present
studying at Davidson. Bill, who is
a senior in high school, was voted
the most outstanding football
player of the year in Winston-
Salem. Digs is also in high school,
and Stevie is in Central School.
Friday 13th Superstitions Cure Problems
About Love, Sickness, And Homework
John E. Williams
Fantasie and Fugue in G Minor
The Squirrel Weaver
Sonata on the 94th Psalm
By Jean Calhoun
Are you superstitious ?
It’s Friday the thirteenth, you
know. A very superstitious day.
Superstitions are the masters of
today. Look out your window.
You may see tall skinnie Super
stition stumbling along Salem’s
brick walks. You may see short
fat Superstition peering from under
the Coke machines in your base
ment, or old shaggy Superstition
dragging down to the gym.
The later type of Superstition is
most frequently seen—the old de-
The words of Sup (as Salem girls
are prone to call him) that bother
Ann Moye most are:
If you change your name and
not the letter.
You change for the worse and
not for the better.
Ben’s last name, you see, s Mayo.
If you wondered about Bebe
Boyd Tuesday when you saw her
hammering a nail into an old oak
tree, it was because Sup told her
it was the way to cure a headache.
And all that hissitig coming from
Bitting and Sisters is nothing to
worry about. It’s just snakes.
This is part of Sup’s doing for,
“If you would regain your youth
fulness, or your youthful appear
ance, you should eat snakes.”
Mrs. Biggers doesn’t put her
patients to bed anymore and Sup
takes the credit for this. Even
frequent infirmary visitors like
Franciene Pilts, Molly Quinn, and
Jane Fearing are not tucked in be
tween the sheets. She sends them
all out in the yard under the trees
because Sup told her, “If you
catch a falling leaf in your hand,
you will be free of colds all
winter.” No more penicilin shots,
thanks to Sup!
Sally Reiland has formed a
parody on Sup’s words and is in
a state of bliss. He said that if
a miner whistles in a mine there
will be an explosion. Sally says
that a miner is to a mine, what a
student is to a college. So Sally
says, “If a student studies in a
college, there is likely to be an
explosion.” Sally is trying to save
Salem from disaster!
Perhaps you saw the crowd of
girls, including Bunny Gregg, Jane
Smith, Betty Tyler and Rosanne
Worthinton crowding' around old
Sup yesterday. Each of t h em
smirked mysteriously as they
walked away because Saturday is
Valentine’s Day, the churchyard
is only one block away and Sup
had told them; “To know her pro
spective husband, a girl should go
into the churchyard on Valentine’s
Eve, and as the clock strikes 12 :(X)
should run around the church say
’I sow hempseed, hempseed I
He that loves me come after
me and mow.’
Her future husband will then ap
pear.” Everyone was planning of
how to slip out of the dorm at
I And Old Sup was a hero!