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Our “Miss Charm” has been
Look on page three to see
who was selected.
Betsy and Agnes are going
to Oslo;
Maybe they will become very
Kirk Gives
Lecture On
Russian Life
t-; i
Mrs. Alan G. Kirk, the last of
the guest lecturers for this season,
gave a vivid account of “Life in
Russia Today” last Monday night.
Mrs. Kirk is the wife of Admiral
Alan G. Kirk, former ambassador
to the Soviet Union.
Mrs. Kirk, who lived in Moscow
between 1949 and 1951, spoke on
various phases of life in the Krem
lin. She first reminded the audience
that Russia is around the world,
so far away that it is practically
another world.
Regarding the political aspect,
she commented that Stalin’s death
left a vacancy that no one man
has yet filled. Ten men, including
Malenkov, Molotov, and the now
extinguished Beria, have shared the
spotlight. Who will finally triumph
is anybody’s guess.
Stalin Is Praised
Stalin was a god to most of the
Russians. The children were taught
to praise him. Each morning in
kindergarten they repeated their
prayer; “Thank you. Comrade
Six Juniors
Win Offices
For 1954-55
Stalin, for a happy childhood.”
The Communist Party consists of
seven million people, a very small
group considering the population of
|J Russia is two hundred and ten
If; million. The party is not for the
masses and is being purged con
stantly. a
Mrs. Kirk mentioned that Russia
has a very stratified society. The
intelligensia are able to receive
better medical care and their child-
|| ren have better schooling.
|| Only those in a large city can
go to school. The children start
J' at seven or eight years of age
|| and continue in school for seven
years. At the end of this time
’j' those with the best political back-
grounds and best marks go on to
more schooling. Those weeded out
go to trade schools. Some continue
M on into technical schools, while
others become laborers. The top
half of the better students enter
universities. After graduation the
students have to enter state ser
vice for three years.
At the time of the Russian Revo
lution there was a great movement
toward liberation of women. NovV
the women are equal to the men,
so far as work is concerned. It is
not at all unusual to see a woman
of fifty driving a garbage truck,
laying railroad ties, or sweeping
streets. Seventy percent of the
doctors in Russia are women.
Masses Are Strange
In speaking of the masses, Mrs.
Kirk said, “They flow by just like
a great muddy river. They are
like a gray mass—no shape, no
size, and silent. You think they
are non-human.”
“They have a patience, a strange
quality this is the peasant mass.
ineyre a very strange and per
plexing lot for westerners to deal
Newly-elected officers of the Student Government are seen above. They are, left to right, Nancy Peter
son, treasurer; Dottie Allen, off-campus vice-president; and Jane Little, on-campus vice-president. »
Betsy Liles And Agnes Rennie Look Forward To
Summer Of Profit, Fun, And Fellowship At Oslo
By Donald Caldwell
I found Agnes Rennie, sopho
more winner of the scholarship to
Norway, in the basement of Clewell
playing a game of bridge. Since
she was dummy, I began to ask
her questions.
“Besides the general culture sur
vey that is required, I am going to
take Norw'egian literature, Nor
Charm Week Is Held
■|^with. You never know what they’re
:y|going to do.”
As an illustration of her last
Charm Week officially ended
today with Ann Campbell elected
as our .“Miss Charm”.
Tuesday, Carol Daniels spoke in
chapel on hints for the bride-to-be,
such as flowers, wedding music,
number of bridesmaids and grooms
LuLong Ogburn modeled a lovely
wedding gown and Jean Shope, a
brides-maid dress. After dinner a
student-faculty coffee was held in
the Friendship Rooms of Strong.
Mary Anne Raines, as chairman of
Charm Week, served.
A local store sponsored a fashion
show held in tire Day Student cen
ter Tuesday night. The May Court
modeled clothes' from sport dresses
to evening dresses.
Thursday, a skit sponsored by
the I. R. S. was given in chapel.
Diane Huntley was narrator, with
I. R. S. members illustrating vari
ous forms of etiquette.
wegian social and political institu
tions, and human geography,”
Agnes replied when I asked what
courses she planned to take.
When asked about what she
planned to do during her spare
time Agnes answered, “I hope to
have time to take some hikes in
the mountains and maybe learn to
ski. I asked the Norwegian boy
who was here for International
Day if there was a chance for some
swimming and he said sure if you
don’t mind freezing. So I guess
that is out.”
Since there will be two hundred
other American students at' the
University this summer Agnes said
that she hoped that she wouldn’t
be “too lazy” to meet lots of Nor
September 3 is the sailing date
that Agnes has chosen for coming
home. She hopes to be able to do
some traveling after school is over.
After searching all over campus,
I finally found Betsy Liles, the
junior scholarship winner, in the
Salemite office trying to get a mil-
Little Chapel
Is Dedicated
A statement, Mrs. Kirk related an
incident pertaining to daily life,
t Several of the embassies had
^ordered together' a thousand fresh
practically a delicacy irr> this
land of few fresh foods. When
. the eggs were brought^ to the bor
der, the Russians hard-boiled every
’One of them. (They were afraid
they would bring in disease.)
Greek Orthodox Is Religion
The Greek Orthodox religion
kn"ought from Constantinople is the
religion of the Russians. It has
been altared and is now the Rus
sian Orthodox religion. However,
religion is not encouraged in Rus
sia. On the wall entering Red
Square is the inscription “Religion
's the opium of the people.” Com-
rriunists are not allowed to go to
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Home Ec Club
To Give Dance
The Hawaiian theme and a four-
piece combo will be featured at
Gingham Tavern, Saturday, March
This dance, sponsored by the
Home Economics club, will be in
the Day Students’ Center from
8:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. A
floor show will be presented by
Salem students and local talent.
Sarah Sue Tisdale and Temple
Daniel are co-chairmen of the com
mittees for the dance.
The committees are: decorations,
Barbara Berry and Carol Cooke;
refreshments, Ann Lang and Fran-
cine Pitts; publicity, Carolyn
Spaugh and Rachel Ray; and enter
tainment, Nellie Ann Barrow.
Admission is $1.25 per couple and
$.75 stag.
The dedication services of the
Little Chapel were held at 2:00
p.m. Sundajq March 21.
The program began with an
organ prelude by Miss Margaret
Vardell. After the singing of the
congregational hymn, the Te Deum
Laddamus was led by Rev. Edwin
Sawyer and the congregation gave
the responses.
Dr. Gramley spoke briefly con
cerning the benefactors of the
Little Chapel, its approximate cost
and the purpose and significance of
the most recent addition to the
Salem campus. Jean Edwards,
president of the Y. W. C. A., read
the 24th Psalm.
The act of dedication was made
by Bishop Howard Rondthaler.
In dedicating this chapel, he told
a story of the historic significance
of the West Gate during the time
of the Civil War. The prayer of
dedication was also made by Bishop
The dedication services were con
cluded by an organ postlude by
Margaret Vardell.
lion things done at one time.
Betsy hasn’t definitely decided
what courses she will take, but she
is sure that they will be fine arts
“The most fun of all is that
everyone in the dorm is helping
me plan what to take and where
to go.” Betsy hopes to do lots of
traveling on the weekends and
after school is over.
“I plan to keep a journal from
the day I board the ship until the
day I get home.” Betsy added that
all the Salemites could read it next.
“I have a lot of reading to do
before I go,” Betsy said, “for I
realize the responsibility that I
have and I want to take advantage
of the opportunity and bring back
to Salem an insight into Norway.”
Betsy added as an afterthought
that summer school this year would
certainly be different from summer
school last year when she attended
the University of North Carolina.
A full week of elections began
Monday when the combined staffs
of the annual named Betsy Liles
of Wadesboro editor-in-chief of the
Sights and Insights.
In chapel Tuesday morning,
Francine Pitts of Lydia, S. C., was
elected president of the Athletic
Association and Mary Anne Raines
of Portsmouth, Va., was selected
by the student body to head the
1955 May Day committee.
On the following day Sally Reil-
and of Bluefield, W. Va., was
chosen editor-in-chief of the
Salemite at a meeting of the pre
sent staffs.
Preceding Thursday’s assembly,
Bobbi Kuss of Allentown, Pennsyl
vania, was elected president of the
I. R. S., and Sara Outland of Kins
ton, was chosen to head the campus
Y. W. C. A.
The new Sights and Insights edi
tor is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis E. Liles and was last
week named a recipient of one of
the sumnier scholarships to Nor
way, Betsy, an English major, has
been copy editor of Sights and In
sights, feature editor of the Salem
ite, treasurer of her sophomore
class, F. T. A. scrapbook keeper,
and a member of the Pierrettes.
Francine, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Pitts, has been
active in Salem’s athletic program
since her freshman year when she
began her three-year membership
on the basketball varsity. She was
on the A. A. Council last year,
volleyball manager during the cur
rent year, class basketball captain,
and, at a recent A. A. Conference
in Chapel Hill, was chosen to edit
a statewide A. A. newsletter during
the coming year. A home econo
mics major who plans to teach,
Francine is a member of the F. T.
A. and the Lablings and includes
newswriting for the Salemite and
working on Pierrette productions
in her outside activities.
Mary Ann’s parents. Dr, and
Mrs G. N. Raines, are presently
living in Portsmouth, Va., but are
originally from Washington, D. C.
Mary Ann has been a member of
the editorial staff of the Salemite
since her freshman year and is this
year on the Sight* and Insights
staff and secretary of the I. R. S.
She joined the Pierrettes as a
sophomore and during the current
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Lu Long Ogburn Will Present
Graduating Recital OnMonday
The Salem College School of
Music will present Lu Long Og
burn, pianist, in a graduating re
cital at 8:30 p.m. on Monday,
March 29 in Memorial Hall.
Lu Long, Salem’s May Queen this
year, has served on the May Court
for three years. A member of the
Honor Society, she has served as
president of her senior class, chief
marshal, a member of the Lecture
committee anc|, the Scorpions.
This past fall Lu Long was
elected by the faculty to represent
Salem in Who’s Who in American
Colleges and Universities.
While at Salem, Lu Long has
studied®under Mrs. Margaret Mer-
riman and Hans Heidemann.
Her program is as follows:
Partita in B flat Bach-Bauer
Capriccio, op. 76, No. 1
Intermezzo, op. 118, No. 2
Rhapsody, op. 79, No. 1
Triana (from liberia Suite)
Andaluza (Playera) .. .Granados
Danse Rituelle Du Feu
De Falla
Concerto in F
Allegro Gershwin
(Hans Heidemann at the second

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