Come on girls, let’s give a
Wake Forest boys will soon be
Bring out the books and polish
Soon we’ll be mental and
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 2, 1953
The 1953 Orientation Program
for new Salemites was completed
last Monday after a week of acti
The new students this year are
approximately 130 in number; 122
being freshmen, three foreign stu
dents and the remainder transfers
from other schools.
The orientation program began
with the arrival of the new stu
dents on Sunday, Sept. 20. The
new Salemites and their parents
were greeted by the student hostes
ses and senior advisors.
The day students were hostesses
at a tea for the new arrivals and
their parents Sunday afternoon.
Following supper, Sunday night
Vespers was held in the living room
of Bitting with Dr. Howard Rond-,
thaler as guest speaker. The first
day's activities ended with a com
munity sing in Bitting basement.
The new students began Monday
with an assembly of official wel
come led by Dr. Gramley, who in
turn introduced various college of
The orientation testing program
was also begun on Monday, and
continued through the first part of
the week with examinations in
reading, psychology, language,
math, Fmglish, music theory and
use of the library. A speech audi
tion and an infirmary check were
also included in the program.
Throughout the week, various or
ganizations on campus feted the
new students with a series of
parties. Beginning these was the
Student Government sponsored
meeting at which activities of the
campus organizations were ex
plained by their leaders. On Tues
day night, the Athletic Association
entertained with a softball game
between the freshmen and upper
classmen which was followed by an
out-door supper at the campus fire
place. At 8:30 that same evening,
the I. R. S. sponsored a fashion
show of freshmen and their new
On Wednesday afternoon, the
Salem alumnae entertained new
students at a tea at the George
Washington Tavern of Old Salem.
'That night, all dressed as movie
htles and were the guests of the
ierettes and the May Day Com
mittee at a party in Old Chapel.
■Thursday’s activities were high-
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Seen cdmlng out of Main Hall after a tour of the Salem College campus are the following Freshmen"
^m left to right, Bren Bunch, Ann Knight, Pat Howard, Peggy Daniel, Joan Reich, Thrace Baker and Rose
Salem College Spends $12,500 On Renovation:
Improves Society, Clewell and Memorial Hall
By Sandra Whitlock
Returning to school in the fall
brings to mind vivid images of old
friends, football games and unend
ing classes. Consequently, it al
ways is a surprise to see the im
provements that have been made
over the summer months.
The most notable of these im
provements is the newly painted
rooms. In Clewell the first floor
rooms are now a cream color while
on second floor, the shade is blue.
In Strong the color scheme is blue
on the second floor and pink on
the third floor. The foyer and the
floor hallway in South, the stair
wells and hallways in Strong and
several rooms in Sisters and Main
Hall have also been painted or
In Memorial Hall many new im
provements can be seen. The teach
ing studios of Mrs. Merriman, Mr.
Heidemann and Mr. Jacobowsky
Margaret Vardell Will Give
Organ Concert On Monday
plus four practice rooms have all
been made soundproof. Also the
foyer and the corridors on the
studio floor have new asphalt tile.
Some very necessary improve
ments include the renovation of
Society Hall as a dormitory, the
creation of a study room in Strong
and the establishment of a new
Student Government office in Sis
ters. In addition to these the walk
in front of Bitting has been wide
ned, comfortable new furniture has
been placed in the basement of
Clewell, window screens have been
put in for the Home Ec. floor of
the Science Building, and a new
“Daric Of The
Margaret Vardell, head of the
wgan department in the School of
Music, will present an organ recital
M 8.30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in Memorial
all. This will be the second in
® faculty recitals.
Miss Vardell is a graduate of
Mlem Academy and Salem College.
I While receiving her B. M. degree
\ majored in organ and
studied under her father, the for-
Mer head of the Music Department,
C. G. Vardell.
At Eastman School of Music
Miss Vardell received her M. A. de-
with a major in Composition,
u 1951 she was winner of the
Orth Carolina Symphony contest
ft, She also composed
0 overture for Paul Greene’s sym-
P ony drama, “Common Glory.’’
rior to joining the faculty of
St ^ College, Miss Vardell taught
Dberlin Conservatory of Music
jand the University of Texas.
The program will be as follows:
Ptelude, Fugue, and Chaconne
■ -. Buxtehude
Concerto No. 10 in D Minor
- Pastorale ; ^ Bach
Saint Anne Fugue ...: ..Bach
Fantasia and Fugue on the
Chorale “For Us and for Our
Miss Vardell 'will also present
this recital on the following even
ing at the Hill Auditorium in
“Dark of the Moon,” by Howard
Richardson and William Berney,
has been chosen for the Pierrettes'
The play, set in the South, is the
story of a witch boy who wants to
become a human. He falls in love
with the beautiful Barbara, but is
bound to his past by the love for
his former life.
“Dark of the Moon” is a drama
touched with comedy, a moving
love story doomed to tragedy.
Witch dances, revival scenes—all
go in to complete this drama, cur
rently running on Broadway.
Tryouts began last Wednesday
and continued through today. The
cast will be announced the begin
ning of next week.
Last week the Pierrettes, selected
crew heads for the coming produc
tions. Assistant director is Mary
Ann Raines. The costume com
mittee is headed by Emily Baker,
and Louise Fike is in charge of
lighting. Claire Chestnut will serve
as properties chairman and Ruth
Lott is head of the make-up com
The set designer is Angela Ho
ward, and the scenery crew head
is Joy Harrison. Jean Edwards is
publicity chairman and Nancy Flo
rence is in charge of sound. Mem
bership chairman for the coming
year will be Ann Mixon.
station wagon has been purchased.
Although more than $12,500 has
already been spent on these im
provements, there is one project
still in progress. This is the crea
tion of a small chapel on the Sis
ters’’ side of West Gate. Rev. Saw
yer will have an office adjoining
the chapel in the Old Stee Gee
The cornerstone laying of the
new Wake Forest College campus
will be held at 11:00 a.m. tomor
row at the college site on Rey-
nolda Road here in Winston-Salem.
Three cornerstones will be laid:
one for the chapel, one for the
library and the third for the science
The three speakers at the cere
mony will be Dr. Martin D. Whit
aker, president of Lehigh Univer
sity in Bethlehem, Pa; Alton Len
non, North Carolina state senator;
and Dr. C. Oscar Johnson of the
Third Baptist Church, St. Louis,
Following a box lunch and an
inspection of the campus. Wake
Forest will play Villanova in their
homecoming football game.
In addition to the buildings being
dedicated tomorrow, one of the
men’s dormitories is also now under
construction. It has been estimated
that the college will be completely
built and moved here in 195^
The Salem College School of
Music opened their series of faculty
recitals with the recital of Mar
garet Merriman, pianist, in Me
morial Hall last Monday evening.
To open her program, Mrs. Merri-
;man played the “Pathetique Sonata”
by Beethoven. This was followed
by a group of Brahms’ Intermezzi
and a Brahms Rhapsodic. Her next
selections were by Chopin and in
cluded a Fantasy, an Etude, and
the G Minor Ballade. To conclude
her program, Mrs. Merriman played
“Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin.
A reception was held in the Day
Student Center and students and
faculty of the School of Music
served refreshments to the public.
“Do you expect this year to
make a difference ?” was Dr. Gram-
ley’s question to every student and
faculty member in his address at
Salem’s opening Convocation pro
gram for the 182nd academic ses
sion on September 2Sth in Memor
In his speech. Dr. Gramley sug
gested “that this new school year,
in varying degree, should help
make a difference in your work, in
your family fife, in your citizen
ship, and in your aloneness”.
He concluded by saying that with
the correct effort and thought,
“this year at Salem College can
make all the difference in the
world to you and to everyone with
whom you come in contact in life’s
Dr. Ivy Hixon, Academic Dean,'
announced the academic honors for
last semester. The announcement
included students who received col
lege and class honors and who were
placed on the Dean’s List.
The program also included the
academic procession of the faculty
and the senior processional accom
panied by the student body sing
ing the traditional opening hymn
“Standing at the Portal”.
Rev. E. A. Sawyer, College Chap
lain, read the scripture and of
fered the prayer of the morning.
A salutation to both new and old
students was made by Bishop J.
Kenneth Pfohl, Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of Salem Aca
demy and College.
Alice McNeely, President of the
Student Government Association,
read telegrams of best wishes from
Greetings to the student body
from the Alumnae Association were
expressed by Mrs. Courtney R.
Mauzy, President of the Alumnae
A special welcome was issued by
Dr. Gramley in the introduction to
his speech to new faculty members:
Miss Elizabeth Ann Collett, Miss
Helen Sullivan, Mr. Charles Med-
lin, and Mrs. Lucia Karnes, and to
returning faculty members: Dr.
William B. Todd, Rev. Edwin A.
Sawyer, and B. Carson French.
“One hundred men and a louse
is the comparison often made of
a symphony and its conductor”,
stated Dr. Thor Johnson, conductor
of the Cincinnati Symphony, to the
Salemites in assembly this week.
The will of the conductor is the
most essential quality in putting
across the music as the composer
meant it to be, commented Dr.
Johnson. The members of the or
chestra must respond in action,
thought, and expression to the con
Imagination, inspiration, and il
lumination, he added, are three
words to remember in interpreting
Dr. Johnson, consultant to the
Salem College School of Music, is
a graduate of the University of
North Carolina. He also holds de
grees from Davidson College and
the University of Michigan. He is
one of the top ten symphony con
ductors of today.
A dinner for Dr. Johnson was
given in the Club dining room by
the Music Faculty and the Ad
ministration. At this time Dean
Sandresky announced that Dr.
Johnson has given a record col
lection to the Music Department
to be used in the college library.