Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 30, 1954
The votes have been counted
and the ballots cast.
Four new Scorpions selected at
OeBURN REIGNS AS MAY QUEEN
[Scorpions Induct Blakeney,
Kneeburg, Kuss, And Liles
The Order of the Scorpion,
honorary leadership organization on
campus, formally inducted four new
members this past week. They are
Margaret Blakeney, Carolyn Knee-
burg, Bobbi Kuss and Betsy Liles
—all members of the present Junior
Margaret, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Blakeney, is an
English major from near Charlotte.
She has been president of the In
ternational Relations Club, adver
tising manager for the Salemite
and active in the Pierrettes during
Insights during the past year.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. W. Kuss of Allentown, Pa.,
Bobbi -will head the IRS for the
coming year. She has served as
secretary of the Student Govern
ment association, was president of
her Sophomore class and has been
a member of the A. A. council and
Salemite staff. Bobbi is majoring
in modern languages.
the past year. As associate editor
for the 1955 Sights and Insights,
Maggi will also serve as business
manager for the Salemite during
her senior j'ear.
Carolyn has recently been elected
president of the rising Senior class.
She is a science major from Salis
bury, and has been active in the
A. A. during her three years at
Salem, having served as archery
and ping pong manager this year.
She has also served on the Y cabi
net and the Sights and Insights
staff. Carolyn is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kneeburg.
The recent recipient of a summer
school scholarship to the University
of Oslo, Betsy will also serve as
editor of the Sights and Insights
and president of the state F. T. A.
during the coming year. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Liles of Wadesboro. As feature
editor of 'the Salemite, Betsy has
also copy edited for the Sights and
May I Is Deadline
Entries for the Katherine B.
Rondthaler Award, to be given in
the fields of art, music and creative
Writing, must be in the Alumnae
office on Saturday, May 1.
These entries must be accom
panied by a sheet indicating the
name and class of the entrant and
the name of the faculty member
under whom the work was done.
Preliminary registration will be
held May 3-10. Each student should
register for both semesters of the
1954-55 year with the head of the
department in which she plans to
major. This is also the period for
summer school registration.
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Dr. Welch, head of the education
department, spent Tuesday in
Raleigh attending a meeting of the
State Advisory Commission on
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Dr. Gramley and Miss Marsh
attended a luncheon for the Salem
College Alumni in Wilson today;
Dr. Gramley spoke at the Atlantic
Christian College Inauguration.
Dr. Elizabeth Welch’s child
literature class presented their an
nual program for the faculty child
ren at 7; 15 p.m. last Wednesday in
Three children’s books were
dramatized by puppets, marionettes
and a Chinese shadograph. These
were entitled “Three Billy Goats
Gruff”, “A Walk in the Forest”,
and “Hans Clodhopper”.
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The campus swimming pool
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The 1954-55 Lecture committee
held its first meeting last Monday,
and the members are already en
gaged in sifting through the pos
sible speakers for next year’s lec
There has been some discussion
of past favorites such as Bennett
Cerf, Cornelia Otis Skinner and
John Mason Brown. Possibilities
under consideration are Allistair
Cook, Marguerite Higgins, Carlos
P. Romulos and John Gunther.
The committee is striving for
variety and will attempt to have
the speakers represent the fields of
entertainment, world affairs, creat
ive art and dramatic criticism.
The committee is representative
of the three groups served by the
lecture series, the faculty, the stu
dents, and the townspeople. Jess
Byrd is chairman of the committee.
Faculty members are Edith Kirk
land, Mrs. Kate Pyron, Warren
Spencer, Edwin Shewmake, Eliza
beth Ann Collette and Mrs. Vir
ginia Blackwell from the Academy.
Student members for the coming
year are Gayle Cooper from the
Academy, Sally Reiland from the
Salemite, and Agnes Rennie, mem
ber at large. Class representatives
are: Rosanne Worthington, Senior
class; Joy Harrison, Junior class;
and Nancy Gilchrist, Sophomore
class. The freshman representative
will be elected next year.
To Be Raised
The Mary Jones Memorial
Scholarship concert will be pre
sented at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 5, in Memorial Hall.
This concert, which is an annual
event, is given in honor of the late
Mary Jones, a former member of
the School of Mufic. The purpose
of the recital is to raise funds for
a scholarship which is granted to a
local music student.
Chamber music will be presented
at this concert with four member’s
of the Salem faculty participating.
They are: Charles Medlin, Clemens
Sandresky, Eugene Jacobowsky
and Hans Hei|Jemann.
The program is as follows;
Trio, C Major .^....Mozart
Sonata in D Major,
for cello and piano Bach
Sonata in G minor
for violin and piano....Debussy
Trio, B major Brahms
. Eugene Jacobowsky, head of the
string department of the School of
Music, was violin soloist with the
Winston-Salem Symphony on April
29 at Reynolds Auditorium.
He performed the Violin Con
certo No. 1 in G minor by Max
Mr. Jacobowsky is concertmaster
of the Winston-Salem Symphony.
He "has taught violin and ensemble
work, orchestration, conducting and
accompanying during his four years
at Salem College.
He is a graduate of Juilliard
School of Music in New York and
received his M. A. degree in music
education at Columbia University.
Mr. Jacobowsky is well known to
Winston-Salem audiences. He has
given many violin recitals at Salem,
as well as having appeared as
soloist with the Symphony twice
Pageant And Dance Will Be
Highlights Of May I Weekend
Lu Long Ogburn of Smithfield will reign as Salem’s 1954 Queen of
the May during the pageant to be presented at 5 ;00 p.m. Saturday in
the May Dell. Her Maid of Honor will be Mary Joyce Wilson of
On Saturday night, the queen and her attendants will comprise the
figure highlighting the IRS “Coronation Ball”.
The May Day activities begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday when the Choral
Ensemble wall serenade the queen with the traditional May Day Carol.
At 8:00 a.m. a chapel service for all students will be conducted by
ijfReverend Edwin Sawyer in front
The Finance Board met April 26
to discuss suggestions and problems
concerning the finances of the
school term 1954-55.
The possibility of allowing the
sophomores to give the annual
Christmas dinner instead of the
juniors, in order to relieve the jun
iors from some of the activities
they have had to sponsor, was dis
cussed by the group. This motion
was made and passed.
A representative will be sent to
talk to the Sophomore class to ask
them if they will take over this
project, according . to the board’s
A motion was also made and
passed which decided that a com
mittee from this group will be ap
pointed to bring an accurate finan
cial report from each organization
before the next meeting.
A motion was favored to main
tain the same allowance for each
class during the coming year.
of the Science building. After the
senior hymn, “Fairest Lord Jesus,
a responsive reading, and a short
talk by Mr. Sawyer, the service
will close with the singing of the
Alma Mater. Marshals will be
present to pin pansies on all those
attending the service.
Lu Long, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. V. Ogburn of Smith-
field, will be attended by the 12
members of the May Court. In
addition to Mary Joyce, Maid of
Honor and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. V. A. Wilson of Rural Hall,
the court is composed of: Mrs.
Elaine Williams Avera of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert S. Williams; Jean
Shope of Weaverville, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shope; Sara
Sue Tisdale of New Bern, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Tisdale;
Nancy Florance of Chevy Chase,
Md., daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Florance; Bobbi Kuss, of
Allentown, Pa., daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Kuss; Helen
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Hall And Greene Elected To
Head Dorms For Next Year
By Sudie Mae Spain
Emily Hall and Pat Greene will
serve as presidents of Bitting and
Clewell dormitories for the coming
year. Other house presidents will
be elected next Fall.
Emily, a rising senior, has been
chosen to head the senior dorm.
A sociology major and primary edu
cation minor, she plans to be a
primary teacher. She has parti
cipated in the Y Council and is a
member of the F. T. A. .Emily is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Bart Hall of Belmont.
Pat has been selected as presi
dent for third floor. She has also
been vice-president of the Fresh
man class and a member of the
Baptist Student Union council,
Salemite staff and Choral En
Pat, the daughter of Mr. and
dent of Clewell—the largest dorm
on campus. Pat has had experience
in dormitory leadership as secretary
of the dorm and sub-house presi-
Mrs. Arthur W. Greene of Ahoskie,
plans to teach in the elementary
When asked her reaction to being
chosen to this important position,
Pat commented, “I’m happy, but
I’m scared.” The reason for the
latter comment can be seen in the
responsibilities with which she is
In addition to keeping the dorm
in order, Pat will be responsible
for open houses, the Christmas
party and Parents’ day in Clewell.
She will also advise, some 120 girls
in her dorm on all kinds of per