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Notice to Salemites: loeh vp
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 30, 1953
Melvin Is New Assistant
In Language Department
' Mrs. Mary Melvin has been pro-
.moted to the position of assistant
professor of modern languages.
This promotion was announced by
the Board of Trustees on Thursday.
Mrs. Melvin has served for four
Mrs. Mary Melvin
years on tlie faculty at Salem
teaching French. She received her
A. B. degree from Brown Univer
sity, Providence, R. I. After she
was graduated, she went abroad
In New Jersey
Dr. Edwin Joseph Heath, former
assistant to the president of Salem
College, died this week at his home
in Sea Girt, N. J., at the age of 72.
In 1914 Dr. Heath returned to
the United States from the British
West Indies, to accept the position
at Salem. He served in this capa
city until 1926 when he became
president of the Moravian Semi
nary and College for Women in
Dr. Heath is survived by many
sons and daughters, among whom
is Dr. George R. Heath of Wins
and studied at the University of
Paris, Berility School of Langu
ages and at the Latin-American
Before coming to Salem, Mrs.
Melvin taught English at the Uni
versity of Paris and was a tutor
and corrector at Clark University
in Massachusettes. At Miss Col-
liny’s School at New Port, R. I., she
taught French and for four years
was an administrative assistant in
the American Embassy in Paris.
Mrs. Melvin received her M. A.
degree from the University of
To Be Elected
Elections for the May Queen and
May Court will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 4.
The nominations began on Tues-
dSiy, Oct. 27 and will continue
The Queen and Maid of Honor
are chosen from the Senior class.
All classes are qualified for the
A member of the court is picked
on her beauty, grace, charm and
poise, with the qualities of beauty
and poise stressed above the others.
The ballot boxes for nominations
are located in Main Hall. These
nominations will be counted this
afternoon and a list of the nomi
nees placed in the dining room on
Monday morning. All petitions
must be in by Monday night. '
Elections take place for the
Queen and Maid of Honor in Old
Chapel, Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 8:45
p.m. and the Court on Wednesday,
Nov. 4. The nominees will appear
in formal dresses before the stu
While the votes are being counted
for the court, the A. A. will spon
sor a pep rally in the basement of
Bitting. The election results will
be announced there.
Boiled Fowl, Green Hair Mark
Typical Practice Teaching Day
By Betty Lynn Wilson
I found Betsy Forrest sprawled
on a friend’s bed after a hectic day
of practice teaching. She looked
slightly limp and wilted, rather like
a hot house plant that needs water.
“Betsy, tell me about practice
teaching,” I fired.
“Well, we roll out about ten of
eight every morning. After stops
at Gray, Union Cross and Glenn,
my day begins at Kernersville. Em
teaching a child care course to
high school girls. Two of them are
married and four engaged. I stand
and talk for two hours and if you
think that is easy, you’re .crazy.
My throat feels like sandpaper.
My girls are sweet little devils, but
one of them walked in with green
hair this morning. I suggest you
entitle this feature “The Land of
Green-Haired Monsters”. Really,
though, they are nice girls; they’re
giving me a party Friday.”
Buzzing and Writing
I buzzed around trying to get all
these comments down and went in
search of a few other victims of
Anne Merritt was in the shower,
so we screamed at eath other ’til
I got the necessary information. I
don’t know what connection this
had with the sewing lab she is in
structing, but I was informed that
some student brought to class the
other day a skinned bird that had
been boiled and pickled in alcohol.
Maybe it reminded the student of
the squeals the girls let out in lab
when somebody opens the door
while they are fitting their clothes.
Anne Moye teaches the first
grtide and her favorite tale concerns
a funeral she conducted the other
day. It seems that somebody
brought a dead bird to school one
day and the children thought it
proper to give it a funeral. They
stacked rocks over tlte grave and
sang “Jesus Loves The Little
Birds”. Anne had to leave after this
tidbit; she was on her way to the
library to get a science book to use
Dot Loves First Graders
Dot Smothers teaches first
graders, too, and she loves it. “Why
they think Em a goddess,” she ex
claimed. “They tell me that I have
on the prettiest dress they ever
saw, and then they come feel the
material to see if it’s real.” Dot
laughed when she told me about
the comments she has to make up
to discipline her children. She re
minds them to be attentive by ask
ing “Do you feel your mouth mov
ing while Em talking?” or by say
ing, “I see you watching, but your
ears aren’t listening.”
I thought of Anne’s bird funeral,
Dot’s clever questions, Betsy’s mar
ried students and Anne’s boiled
fowl, and decided teaching wasn’t
such a terrible profession after all,
and left the girls preparing the
next day’s lesson plans.
“You have given us help for such
a long time without becoming
tired,” was the message sent by
East German Moravian refugees
back to their American bretheren
through Dr. Gordon Spaugh, Pastor
of the Home Moravian Church.
Dr. Spaugh spoke in chapel Thurs
day on the three months’ trip he
and his wife took in Europe this
Dr. Spaugh, who went to Zeist,
Holland to attend an executive
board meeting of the world wide
Moravian Church, also visited Mo
ravian Churches throughout Eu
rope. He told the students parti
cularly of his and Mrs. Spaugh’s
visit to Berlin where they stayed
with the Rev. and Mrs. Heinrich
Myer, Moravian minister and his
wife in charge of the church’s
Mr. Myer serves as pastor for the
people and Dr. Spaugh told of a
service of hymns and prayer held
in a little shelter behind the
bombed out church. There were
250 people at this service and all
of them had lost all of their poses-
sions. Half of the people had lost
some of their loved ones and 15
had been in concentration camps.
These people spoke to Dr. Spaugh
about the desparate conditions be
hind the Iron Curtaiiv in which the
people face possible starvation and
have lost their freedom. They told
also though of the encouraging
work of the church there and said,
“We are perplexed but not in des
pair; pray for us.”
Britt App ointed To Assist
In Administrative Duties
Donald E. Britt of Clinton has been named administrative assistant
to President Gramley. This announcement was made following the
Board of Trustees meeting on October 26.
Mr. Britt will assist Dr. Gramley in all phases of administrative
activity including business management. His appointment will become
effective on November 16.
He attended Wake Forest College from 1940 fo 1942 and was
graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1943 with an A. B.
degree in English. While at Caro-
United States Representative
Thurmond Chatham was introduced
in chapel last Tuesday by Dr. Dale
H. Gramley as a' Carolina, Yale
and Salem man.
Congressman Chatham begins his
sixth session with Congress in Jan-
urary. He is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina and
Yale University. He also supports
a scholarship here at Salem.
The topic of Congressman Chat
ham’s talk was international affairs.
By way of experience in this field,
Mr. Chatham is a member of the
Foreign Affairs Committee and also
served as an officer in the Navy
during both world wars.
Congressman Chatham nuule a
plea for active interest in inter
national affairs by establishing that
our relationship with other count
ries will determine our future. He
compared the revival of the South
after the Civil War to the revival
of Europe after the world wars.
The difference lies in the fact that
now “the conqueror helps the con
quered.” Today, he cited, the co
operation of allies must work for
peace as it did during the war.
Paintings from Great Britain are
on display at the Arts Center Oct.
18 through Nov. 8.
Twenty-five pictures are on ex
hibition. Among the leading British
artists represented are Sir George
Clausen, Philip Counard, John Con
stable and Duncan Grant.
The Arts Center is open daily
until 5:00 p.m., and is located at
822 West Fifth Street.
The Home Economics Club will
sponsor a Gingham Tavern on Nov.
21 in the Day Students’ Center.
The admission will be $1. a couple
and 7S(^ for stags.
The Canterbury Club met Tues
day, Oct. 27 in the Friendship
Rooms of Strong. Mr. Frazer,
rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, spoke on “Christian Mar
The next meeting will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 18. At this time
Henry Baker, Bishop Co-adjutor
of the Diocese of-North Carolina,
Mrs. Amy Heidbreder and Dr.
Ivy Hixson’will attend a vocational
conference for placing of students
in New York City. This confer
ence will be held Nov. 5 and 6 at
the Biltmore Hotel. While in New
York they will be guests at a Salem
Alumnae tea also held at the Bilt
more. Dr. Hixson said, in refer
ence to the number expected at
the tea, that there had been 300
invitations sent to the alumnae of
the New York area.
A Salem group of three faculty
members and three students will go
to Raleigh on Nov. 3rd to take
part in two events planned by the
alumnae dub there.
A tea for prospective students
will be given at the home of Mrs.
Thomas Wilson in the afternoon
and a dinner meeting for the alum
nae at the Woman’s Club building
Dr. Dale Gramley, Lelia Graham
Marsh, Edith Kirkland, LuLong
Ogburn, Alison Britt and Ella Ann
Lee will be the Salem representa
The Salem College School of
Music has released the following
schedule of recitals:
Nov. 16 -Clemens Sandresky,
Nov. 23 Hans Heidemann,
Nov. 30— James Hart, pianist
Dec. 13— Chorale Ensemble
♦ ♦ ♦ * *
Miss Blandina Diggers’ report to
Dr. Gramley for the year 1952-53
shows that there were 1270 visits
to the infirmary by college students.
Of these, 539 were bed patients for
periods ranging from four hours to
more than a day. 32 students were
sent for X-rays during the year.
Helle Falk and Marianne Lederer
will talk on the churches of their
countries at Vespers this Sunday
at 6:30 in the Day Students’ Center.
To Be Held
The North Carolina College Con
ference and the North Carolina
Council of Church Related Colleges
will be held at the Sedgefield Inn
near Greensboro on Nov. 5 and 6.
The Council of Church Related
Colleges will be presided over by
Dr. Dale Gramley, president of the
The North Carolina Association
of Registrars and Directors of Ad
missions will also be held at this
time. Margaret Simpson, who is
secretary and treasurer of the as
sociation, will represent Salem
lina, he did extensive work with
the Carolina Playmakers.
Mr. Britt comes to Salem from
Pineland College and Edwards
Military Institute in Salemberg,
where he has been in charge of
public relations for the last two
Donald E. Britt
and a half years.
He has made his home in Clinton
where he is a member of the Bap
tist Church, the Clinton Rotary
Club, the Junior Chamber of Com
merce and the Little Theater.
While in Clinton, Mr. Britt was
one of the organizers and has ser
ved as president of both the Civic
Music program and the Little
Theater. He also joined WRRZ as
Before going to Pineland College,
Mr. Britt was an announcer and
copy writer for WSJS of Win
ston-Salem; served for two years
as a reporter and correspondent
for the Wilmington Morning Star
and the Wilmington News, and ser
ved as assistant leader of a Great
Books discussion program.
A native of Benson, Mr. Britt is
married to the former Suzanne
B,agnal of Winston-Salem. The
Britts have four children and will
make their home in Winston-Salem
in the near future.
Plays In Durham
The Salem hockey team visited
Duke last Wednesday and came
out on the short end of a 2-0
score at the hands of a very strong
team. The game was close all the
way, however, and Salem threaten
ed several times although the girls
failed to score.
The defense of both teams was
strong, and for the Salemites Ann
Mixon, Ann Crenshaw and Betty
McGlaughon lead the way. In the
forward line, Betty Morrison was
Tournament Will Begin
The Salem intramural hockey
games start next Tuesday at 4:50
p.m. on the athletic field. Three
games will be played next week
and three the following week. The
sophomores are defending last
year’s title as hockey champions.