THIS WEEK’S EDITOR
IS SALLY REILAND.
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NEXT WEEK’S EDITOR
IS CONNIE MURRAY.
Coronation coins and stamps, a
copy of the smallest book issued to
commemorate the coronation, and
official correspondence from the
librarian at Windsor Castle are on
display at the Salem College' lib
These items are a part of the
collection which Dr. William Todd
‘ obtained while studying under a
Fulbright fellowship in England
Included in, the display is a por
tion of 10 cent mint coronation
stamps issued throughout the Brit
ish commonwealth on June 2, 1953.
The Canadian stamp, which was
condemned for being very uncom
plimentary, is no longer in circula
A complete set of Elizabeth II
coinage for the United Kingdom
consists of one half-crown, an Eng
lish shilling, a penny, two shillings,
Scottish shilling, one half penny,
sixpense, threepence and a farthing.
The crown, a commemorative issue,
does not circulate in ordinary ex
The smallest book concerning the
coronation is the Form and Order
of Service at Westminster Abbey.
The edition is 1% by inches.
Official correspondence from Sir
Owen Morshead, librarian at Wind
sor Castle, to Dr. Todd concerns a
copy of the Shakespeare Second
Folio in the Royal Library.
Also on display is the book in
which Dr. Todd’s investigation of
the Shakespeare folio was pub
lished. a copy of a letter to Queen
Elizabeth from Dr. Todd, and a
response from Buckingham Palace.
Three candidates for “Miss Re
presentative Student Teacher” were
elected and a new checking system
was installed at the student govern
ment meeting in assembly last
Tuesday. A new means of campus
communication was announced by
Alice McNeely, Stee Gee president.
Betsy Forrest, Doris McMillan
and Anne Moye were chosen over
Elaine Elrick and Ruth Mcllroy as
candidates for the student teacher
title. One of these girls has been
selected by the faculty education
committee. The election was con
ducted by Betsy Liles.
“Anything new presents a chal
lenge,” then stated Miss Helen Sul
livan, assistant Dean of Students,
as she presented Salem’s new sys
tem of recording attendance in
chapel. Each student was given a
number. Miss Sullivan explained
that each student must report to
the checker to whom she has been
assigned as soon as she enters
Memorial Flail on chapel day so
that her number may be marked
off. She emphasized that each stu
dent is responsible for the accuracy
of her chapel attendance.
Checkers, for the freshman class
are Judy Graham and Pat Flynt
with alternates Nancy Cbckfield and
Sherry Rich. Sophomore checkers
are Sandy Whitlock and Jo Culli-
fer. Nancy Miller and Peggy Haw
kins are alternates. Jackie Neilson
and alternate Marguerite Blanton
are responsible for the attendance
of juniors. Seniors will continue
to mark their own cards.
In answer to an editorial in the
Salemite last week concerning the
need for a new inter-communica-
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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 12, 1954
Seen at an informal coffee with James (Scotty) Reston are, left to right, Margaret Blakeney, Ann Mixon,
Kay Cunningham, and Betty Lynn Wilson. Mr. Reston was guest lecturer on the campus last Monday.
Reston, Lecturer, Talks On World Peace;
Says ‘Time Of Crisis Is Not Time Of Battle^
By Barbara Allen, Ann Mixon
and Kay Cunningham
“Countries responsible for world
peace have three duties,”, said James
Reston, chief of the Washington
Bureau of the New York Times.
Mr. Reston spoke in Memorial Hall
Tuesday evening under the auspices
of the Salem College Lecture Series.
Mr. Reston said the first of these
duties is to recognize the time of
crisis. The idea that the time of
crisis is the time of battle is an
illusion. The crisis is before the
blow of destruction.
Mr. Reston said that the previous
periods of crisis in the 20th century
came between the years 1908 to
1914, and 1932 to 1939 during the
Bonneli To Be
Dr. John Sutherland Bonneli, a
participant in the annual Winston-
Salem Preaching Mission to be
held next week, will be guest
speaker in chapel Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Dr. Bonneli is pastor of the Fifth
Avenue Presbyterian Church in
New York City. He is well-known
in Winston-Salem through his
participation in past Preaching Mis
sions. For some fourteen years he
has conducted a weekly radio pro
gram, and for the past five years
has been in charge of “National
Vespers,” a network program of
the American Broadcasting Com
pany. He has visited Europe on
five different occasions.
A pioneer in the field of pastoral
counseling. Dr. Bonneli is known as
a very capable counselor in re
ligious and personal problems. He
will be available at the First Pres
byterian Church Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday during the Mission
for personal counseling. Apponit-
ments may be made by calling the
Preaching Mission headquarters,
phone 4-6751, or the First Presby
terian Church, phone 3-1621.
Another guest speaker for the
Preaching Mission, Dr. A. David
Thaeler, a medical missionary, will
speak in chapel next Thursday.
rise of Hitler. England and France
failed to recognize these periods
for what they were. Today is also
a period of crisis; perhaps worse
than the previous periods due to
the atomic age in which no one can
win a modern war. The first duty
of those trying to preserve peace
is to prevent war.
The second responsibility of
peace-loving countries is the will
ingness to sacrifice in order to
mobilize the spiritual and material
forces of the country to deter the
Third, when the first attempt
at aggression is made, it must be
struck immediately. Mr. Reston
clearly expressed his support of the
philosophy of force, and said that
force was the only way to deter
the enemy in the modern world.
Although the* crises before the
first and second world wars were
not recognized, nor the aggressor
struck at the first instance of ag
gression, Mr. Reston seemed to
think that the America of the post
war period has measured up. It
has recognized the time of crisis,
raised an army, and struck at the
first instance of most recent ag
gression. The speaker seemed to
Injured In Fall
Mrs. Margaret Ferguson Merri
man, head of the department of
piano in the School of Music, is in
City Memorial Hospital with ti
Mrs. Merriman fell about 9;15
Monday morning on Main Street
while returning to her car from the
post office. She was taken to the
infirmary for examination and then
removed to the hospital. An op
eration to set the bones was per
formed Tuesday night.
Last reports indicate that Mrs.
Merriman is improving and will be
able to resume a portion of her
teaching in two or three weeks.
Dean Sandresky has made arrange
ments for her pupils during her
believe that America has made the
enemy realize that the time of easy
battle is gone. He spoke of Korea
as a “diadem is our crown.”
Mr. Reston outlined .the back
ground and problems facing the
government today. First, the U. S.
is confronted with a major revo
lution in Asia. During World War
II, the U. S. propounded the desire
for freedom and democracy; now
it is reaping the results of this
policy. With the awakening of this
desire for freedom, the communists
have been ^ able to infiltrate the
revolution for their own benefits.
Also, the U. S. is now faced with
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Is Now Open
The fourth annual contest for the
Katharine B. Ronthaler Award,
given at commencement by the
Alumnae Association,' is now open
to all Students at Salem College.
The conipetition consists of creat
ive work in the fields-of art, litera
ture, and music. No person may
submit more than two entries, and
all entries must be filed in the
alumnae office before May 1. .
Awards may be given in each of
the three fields, depending upon
the decision of judges appointed by
Work submitted may or may not
be the result of class assignment.
The faculty members are asked to
stimulate interest in the contest and
to encourage students to enter.
The first award, in 1951, was to
a sophomore, Bryan Balfour, for
his stage sets for Pierrettes’ plays.
The second was won by a junior,
Anne Lowe, for a short story. Last
year’s award went to a foreign stu
dent, Hadwig Stolwitzer, for a ser
ies of autobiographical sketches.'
In 1953 there were six contest
ants in art, seven in literature, but
none in music.
With all the originality in the
present student body, it is hoped
that there will be three winners
who merit the honor of these alum
To Speak At
Mrs. Katherine Graham Howard
will be the speaker for the Salem
College commencement exercises at
11 :00 a.m. on Monday, May 31.
Mrs. Howard, a Salem graduate,
is Deputy Administrator of Federal
Civil Defense in Washington, D. C.
She is also a Salem Alumnae
In November, 1953, Mrs. Howard
was representative of Civil Defense
at N. A. T. O. Conference in Paris.
She acted as Republican National
Committee secretary in 1948-1952
and a trustee of the Boston State
Mrs. Howard is also active in
church work, Red Cross, Community
Fund and the League of Women
The Commencement program for
1954 will formally begin on Satur
day, May 29. At 11:00 a.m. on that
day, various class reunions will be
The 68th annual meeting of the
Alumnae Association will be held
at 12 Noon in Memorial Hall.
The Alumnae luncheon will be at
il.30 p.m. in Corrin Refectory and
at 8 :00^p.m. a concert will be pre
sented followed by a reception.
Dr. Ralph A. Herring, pastor of
First Baptist Church in Winston-
Salem, will give the Baccalaureate
sermon at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday,
May 30 in Home Moravian Church.
The Rev. Samuel J. Tesch, pastor
of Immanuel Moravian Church in
Winston-Salem, will be the speaker
at Senior Vespers that evening at
Plans for beginning a freshman
“Y” were discussed in the “Y” cabi
net meeting Monday night. It wa'S
decided to encourage this new or
ganization on campus on a trial
basis since so much interest was
shown by the freshmen.
The plans were explained in a
freshman meeting last Tuesday.
The girls interested in making fur
ther plans for a Freshman “Y” cabi
net met Wednesday to elect a
chairman and seven girls to com
pose the cabinet. Kay Williams
and Louise Pharr, freshmen repre
sentatives, are automatically mem
bers of this cabinet.
Projects and plans for this group
have not yet been definitely de
The cabinet is composed of the
following: Carol Cooke, chairman;
Judy Graham, Jo Smitherman,
Marilyn Stacy, Paulett Nelson, Ann
Webb, Jane Craver and Nancy Gil
Meet Will Be Held
Betty McGlaughon, Louise Fike,
and Carolyn Kneeburg are planning
to attend the North Carolina Athle
tic Federation of College Women
convention in Chapel Hill Feb. 19
They are to be delegates from
the Salem A. A. Council.
The state committee has asked
the Salem group to lead a panel
discussion on the financial problems
and the system of giving athletic
Miss Elizabeth Ann Collett, ad
visor to the A. A. Council, will
accompany the girls.