: Volume XXXIV
Tree And Ivy
Salem’s annual tree and ivy
planting was held during chapel
The tradition is that each Senior
Salem in 1851 and it has been car
ried out for sixty-three years.
Before the student body as
sembled for the tree planting cere
mony. Lu Long Ogburn, president
of the Senior class, explained the
tradition of the tree and ivy plant
The tradition is that each senior
•class leaves a living memorial at
; Salem and this memorial is always
a tree and a growth of ivy.
Jane Little, chief marshal, then
led Dr. Gramley and Lu Long from
■ Memorial Hall. The seniors, jun
iors, sophomores, and freshmen fol
lowed and assembled at the Science
building for the ivy planting.
Lu Long presented the ivy in
behalf of the Senior Class to Dr.
Gramley who received it on behalf
: of the student body.
After the presentation, the first
spade of dirt was thrown around
■ the new ivy by Lu Long who was
followed by the class officers and
i the former class presidents.
From the Science building, the
^ procession moved to the front of
if Bitting Dormitory, where a pink
1 dogwood tree was presented. Lu
il’Long presented the tree to Dr.
4 Gramley and the student body.
5 Each senior tossed a penny to
4thc tree to enrich the copper con-
Itent of the soil around it and for
[ good luck.
To complete the ceremony, a flag
I which has flown over the nation’s
Icapitol in Washington was pre-
Isented to Salem by Bonnie Hall
Ion behalf of Congressman Thur-
|man Chatham. The flag was ac-
^septed by Alice McNeely, president
;|of the Student Government. In ac-
i'cepting the flag, Alice commented
4 that the new flag will “wave
.t proudly” over Salem’s campus.
-f After the presentation, the entire
.student body pledged allegiance to
- A Winston-Salem male quartette
sang in chapel on Thursday, Nov.
.19. The quartette consisted of Bo
Hamner, Gabey Parks, Bill Par
ham, and Allan Stanley, and was
accompanied by Paul Pegram.
The group was introduced by Mr.
Paul Peterson and sang for their
first number, “Say It With Music.
Other numbers on their program
included “Hi, Neighbor,” “I Passed
By Your Window,” “Red Red
Robin,” a spiritual, and a series of
barbershop quartette songs.
Bo Hamner, leader of the group,
sang “I Lost My Rib;” Allan Stan
ley gang “Asleep in the Deep;
Gably Parks sang “Darktown Strut
ter’s Ball;” Bill Parham gave a
recitation entitled “The Pee
Thrigs;” Paul Pegram, the pianist,
■'played his version of "The Blue
Danube Waltz” entitled “The
Mr. Peterson joined the quart
ette in singing “Down by the Old
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 20, 1953
n too of the rock in a scene from “Dark of the Moon” are Bill Woestendiek as John, the Witch Boy;
Diane^Huntley as the Conjur Woman; Emily Howell as the Dark Witch; and Ann Campbell as Barbara
Little Encounters Loud Singing, Scratchy Sand
During First Day Of Working In Cotton Field
Editor’s note; This paper was
submitted as an entry in the Fresh
man writing contest.
By Martha Jane Little
I remember the first day I de
cided about being grown-up. It
was a bright, sunny day; the kind
that makes you wonder when it
will be hot enough to go swimming.
At the breakfast table I told
Mother and Daddy that I was
going to quit the second grade and
start picking cotton. I remember
Mother’s and Daddy’s faces.
Mother stopped eating and looked
at Daddy. Daddy choked. “All
Miss M. E. A. Boultwood has
been chosen for the Rondthaler
Lectureship Series this semester.
The lectureship, which takes
place Dec. 9-14, will sponsor
Miss Boultwood at Salem for dis
cussion and lectures. Her schedule
will be announced later after full
plans have been made, stated Dr.
Miss Boultwood is Professor of
Education at the University of
Leeds in England, where she spec
ializes on education in England
with emphasis on Moravians and
Comenius: She is visiting the
United States to study its colleges
and types of education. Miss Boult
wood has just completed a book
entitled A Short History of Educa-
Hill Combo To Play
The theme “Turkey in the Straw
and George Hill’s colored combo
will be featured at Gingham Tavern,
Saturday, Nov., 21. This dance,
sponsored by the Home Economics
Club will be in the Day Students
Center from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A floor show will be presented
by Salem students and local talent
Sarah Sue Tisdale is chairman of
the committees for the dance. The
committees are: decorations, Har
riet A Davis and Barbara Berry,
refreshment, Mary Scott Livings
ton and Temple Daniel; publicity,
Nancy Proctor and Peggy Roberts;
and entertainment, Joy Dixon and
Mary Lou Mauney.
Admission is $1.00 per couple and
right”, he managed. “You can start
tomorrow, but you must promise to
go to school first.” I agreed and
sang all the way to school.
Waiting for the next day was
like the time from Christmas Eve
until Christmas morning. Finally
two o’clock came and Daddy was
there as he promised. We drove
to the farm. I was right and I
had to make Daddy know it too.
Daddy presented me to Maggie, a
funny colored woman with flashy
wite teeth. She was to look after
me until Daddy came back. She
gave me a rough sack that felt
like my union suit.
Every time I filled the sack, I
was to get fifty cents. I started.
At first it was fun picking the
Nancy Cameron, Sally McKenzie,
Mary Avera and. Sara Eason were
the winners of the annual freshman
room contest sponsored by the
I. R. S. The judging was Tuesday
night during the open house in
Pat Flynt and Carol Cooke, Toni
Gill and Sarah Johnson received
“All the rooms were so attract
ively arranged that deciding on a
winner was very difficult,” stated
Jean Shope, I. R. S. president.
The open house was given for
the administration and faculty of
Salem. Guests were welcomed in
the reception room and guided
through the three halls. After visit
ing the basement recreation and
smoking room, they returned to
the date room for refreshment.
Welcoming the visitors were
Louise Barron, house president;
Toni Gill, Sarah Johnson, Rose
Tiller and Faye Roberts. - Margie
Hartshorn, Meridith Springfield and
Nina Skinner were hostesses on
each floor. Nancy Proctor and
Eleanor Walton were in charge of
refreshments which consisted of
punch and cookies.
Hostesses in the basement were
Louise Pharr in “Davy Jones” and
Matilda Parker in “Cozy.” Agnes
Rennie was chairman of the date
soft cotton; I counted each hand
ful that I put in my sack. Then
Maggie started singing so loud I
forgot how many 1 had. I began
to feel hot and dizzy.
f took off my shoes, but* the sand
scratched my toes. The sack was
getting heavy and' the bottom was
barely filled. Maggie was busy and
she wasn’t funny anymore. Why
didn’t Daddy come? 1 wished I was
back in school.
I sat down and began to cry;
then, I heard Daddy’s truck coming.
I jumped up, threw down the sack,
and began to run just as fast as I
could. The green truck had never
looked so good. I opened the door
and climbed in. I was so Happy
that I was going away from those
cotton fields. I begged Daddy, all
the way home, to let me go back
to school. I decided that day that
an education was the thing for me
By Laura Mitchell
The bluish-green light shone
around the foggy mountain top as
the curtains parted on “Dark of
This opening scene set the stage
for the strange tale of love and
heartbreak which was to follow.
Special acclaim goes to the stars
of the play. Ann Campbell, who
•ilayed Barbara Allen, carried out
lier role well as the alluring bad
girl of the village who fell in love
vith a witch boy. Torn between
love and witchcraft, faith and fan
tasy, good and evil, she portrayed
accurately the conflict and tension
which accompanied these emotional
confusions. Bill Woestendiek, who
played John, the witch boy, dis
played the complications and trials
of one who suddenly becomes
Clark Billings.and Francine Pitts,
wlio played Mr. and Mrs. Allen,
showed ease in their roles of the
mother and father.
Jack White, who was cast as
Preacher Haggler, actually lived
his part as the hand-waving, under
The bewitching and strange
qualities of the play were brought
out in the characters of the Con
jur Woman, the Dark Witch and
the Fair- Witch.
The lighting for “Dark of the
Moon” was directed by Sally Reil-
and. The sound effects and music
were headed by Nancy Florence.
The weird mood of the play was
complemented by the unnatural
lighting and the background music,
a mixture of violins and accordion.
The costumes for the play, done
by Rebe Randolph and Emily
Baker, suited the simple, hardwork
ing qualities of the mountaineers.
The set, designed by Angela How
ard, was not a full, ceiling-height
one, but a suggestive set. The
play itself is not a realistic one,
and the broken walls of the rooms
are in keeping with this idea.
Highest praises go to Miss Eliza
beth Reigner, director of “Dark of
the Moon’' for a job well done.
Miss Catherine Nicholson for her
technical advice, and Sandy Whit
lock for her efficient stage manag
School Of Music Will Present
Heidemann, Pianist, In Recital
The School of Music of Salem
College will present Hans Hetde-
mann, pianist, in a recital at 8:30
p. m. on Nov. 23 in Memorial Hall.
Heidemann, instructor of ad
vanced piano at Salem College, is
a graduate of the Julliard School
of Music. Following study under
Rudolph Serkin in Switzerland, he
became a pupil of Hadwig Rosen
thal, internationally renowned piano
teacher, and Mariz Rosenthal, the
last living pupil of Liszt.
Heidemann made his lebut in
1939 and has performed abroad as
well as in the United States. In
America he has appeared with the
Rochester Symphony, the Fort
Monmouth Symphony under the
direction of Thor Johnson and the
Winston-Salem Symphony with
Henry Sopkin as guest conductor.
With the noted Four Piano En
semble, Heidemann toured four
seasons from coast to coast in
Civic Music Series. He has also
toured in joint recitals with Nor
man Condon and John Brownfce,
both of the Metropolitan Opera
His program is as follows :
Toccata in E Minor Bach
Sonata in F sharp major,
Opus 78 '... Beethovea
Adagio cantabile—Allegro ma
Carnaval Opus 9 Scht«B»»a
Ballade in B minor Liszt
Fantasia Opus 15
Allegro con fuoco, raa a®«