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    We hope the freshmen passed
the Handbook test,
If they know the book
they will surely be blest!
The foreign students are
welcomed with open arms
They are a credit to Salem
with their many charms.
Volume XXXV
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 1, 1954
Liles, Rennie
Tell Of Oslo
Yesterday morning in chapel,
Miss Betsy Liles and Miss Agnes
Rennie told faculty and students of
Salem College of their experiences
in Norway this past summer.
Miss Liles and Miss Rennie
studied for six weeks at the Uni
versity of Norway in Oslo under a
scholarship made possible by the
United States Ambassador to Nor
way, the Honorable Corrin L.
In speaking of the summer school,
Miss Liles stated that it was very
similar to our own college life. She
studied Norwegian history, litera
ture, and art, with students from
all sections of the United States.
Though her summer school classes
were primarily with American stu
dents, she grew to know many
Norwegians. Her general obser
vation was that they are very like
.Americans. They, too, have a great
love for sports; their favorites
being soccer, skiing, hiking, and
Miss Liles told of meeting Am
bassador Strong and having buffet
dinner with him. Later, the Am
bassador had open house for all
the American summer school stu
dents Miss Liles said.
Miss Rennie said that she was
most impressed with the cleanliness
of all Norway. Each day, a maid
scrubbed her dormitory room with
a detergent which smelled of fish
oil. Most unusual in their clean
appearance were the subway sta
tions in Norway. These, too, were
scrubbW daily.
Both Miss Liles and Miss Ren
nie told of the fabulous meals ser
ved in Norway, and the enormous
amount of time spent concumming
one, ‘
Miss Rennie is a junior and the
Continued on page three
Studying for their handbook test under advisor Jean Currin are Nancy Sexton, second from left, Lillian
Allen, and Jane Topping, right.
Teddy Bears, Record Players, Anxious Parents
Escort Confused FreshmenToSalemOrientation
By Elise Harris
September 19, the big day, finally
arrived and all of us greenhorns
began arriving at Salem one by one.
We were dressed “fit to kill” and
}'et, compared to the upperclass
men, felt shabbily dressed.
While our cars, loaded down with
“necessities”—radios, record players,
teddy bears, and pictures of boys—
were being unloaded, a senior.
Heaven help them, showed us into
a room where we signed our John
Henry’s on the dotted line. Then
we proceeded through miles and
miles of corridors and finally came
to a flight of steps which took us
to our rooms. (Once we were
there, we were afraid to find our
V iolinistandPianistT o Perform
Joint Recital on Monday Night
Eugene M. Jacobowsky, violinist,
and Hans Heidemann, pianist, will
present a joint recital at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, October 4, in Memorial
Hall. .Their performance will open
the series of faculty recitals.
Eugene Jacobowsky
Mr. Jacobowsky received his
B. S. degree from the Julliard
School of Music and his M. A. in
music education at Columbia Uni
versity. He is now head of the
string department of the School of
Mr. Heidemann is also a graduate
of the Julliard School of Music. He
has studied w^th Rudolph Serkin
in Switzerland, and with Mariz and
Hedwig Rosenthal in New York
City. Mr. Heidemann is a piano
instructor in the Salem School of
Mr. Jacobowsky and Mr. Heide-
Hans Heidemann
mann have both appeared as guest
soloist with the Winston-Salem
Symphony Orchestra.
Their program is as follows;
Sonata No. 6 Handel
Sonata in A Major, Opus 47....
Sonata in D Major, Opus No. 2
Sonaita in A Major Brahms
way back down without a “seeing
eye senior.”)
After the discovery of our room
mates, ? we began to size up the
situation. Armed with a little book
called “Attention Please” w'e took
our parents to an open house where
we met the ’ “big deals” known as
the faculty. When the open house
closed, we said our good-bys and
once more explored Clew^ell. To
everyone we met we exhibited our
unlimited vocabulary—“Hey,” “Hi,”
and “Hello.”
In Bitting we met our senior ad
visers who explained what the
whole thing was about. (Some of
us still don’t know.) After singing
some songs with our hoarse voices
we tried to find our way back to
our new home. Among all this
confusion was a feeling of fear.
Of what were we afraid ? Afraid
of everything that lay ahead of us
the coming week and of those
strange people—upperclassmen.
Monday was the beginning, but
it seemed like the end. Everyone
wore her name tag—we had name
tags because we forgot our names
when we got excited. Tests! tests!
tests!, since everyone likes tests
and we wouldn’t feel at home with
out them. After the psychological
examination, many of us were ap
proached by the little men in white
coats. After the tests, “Attention
Please” said to go to the Infirmary
so a lady could see what color toe
nail polish we had on, and then to
Lehman Hall so Miss Reign er
could see if we were using any bad
Monday night we went to a
Vardell Joins
Student Group
Margaret Vardell was elected by
the faculty at its open meeting
as the faculty representative to the
Student Council. Sue Jones, Stee
Gee president, will appoint a mem
ber of the faculty to serve, and
Dr. Gramley will select another
faculty adviser to the Student Gov
ernment Council. Miss Vardell
also has been named organist at
Centenary Methodist Church.
meeting at which one sophisticated
senior kept shouting, “All the way
with the A. A.”
Tuesday night the freshmen beat
the seniors in softball, but what
can you expect when May plays
December ?
The rest of the week we ran
around like a “chicken with it’s
head cut off.”
If you think a freshman is con
fused, you’re right. Even through
we’re confused and have taken a
big jump in life, we wouldn’t trade
Salem, the sophisticated seniors,
jolly juniors, and sweet sophomores
for anything or anybody.
Juniors To Give
Musical Follies
Rehearsals started this week for
the Junior Follies, which will be
presented at 8:30 p.m., Oct. 8, in Old
Chapel. The cast includes the 61
members of the Junior class. The
program will consist of nine scenes:
“An American in Paris“Once in
Love with Oscar;” Black Magic;”
“Rodeo;” “Fashion Show;”
“Slaughter on Tenth Avenue;” “If
You Knew Susie;” “Ma, He’s Mak
ing Eyes at Me;” and “Around the
Features include dances such as
the can-can, square dance, modern
interpretation dances, chorus lines,
and music ranging from semi-clas
sical, folk song and modern. An
original song for the finale was
written by Martha Thornburg.
The Follies are being directed by
Emily Baker. The technical crew
includes: sets, Sara Marie Pate
and Rose Dickinson; costumes
Barbara Berry and Betty Sue Jus
tice; stage manager, Julia Parker
and general manager, Sandy Whit
The Follies will be advertised on
WTOB-TV Tuesday at 6:30 p.m,
and on Sunday a feature will be in
the local paper.
The admission to the Junior Fol
lies is 75^.
Gramley Gives
New Challenge
To Salemites
By Judy Graham
Salem College officially began her
183rd year on September 24, 1954,
when Salemites—both old and new
—were greeted and challenged by
the words of the president, Dr.
Dale H. Gramley, as he spoke in
the opening convocation.
Dr. Gramley reminded the Salem
students that “as much good can
come of this year as each of us
wills for himself and for each
other,” ■ and wished for them “that
this year at Salem will encourage .
and stimulate you throughout your
days to do what you have to do
with grace, and what you want to
do with pleasure.”
The question was raised by Dr.
Gramley as to the purpose and
goals of a college education. He
charged us with being a material
istic people who weighed the ad
vantages of a college education on
a material scale. “One needs to
master the tools of knowledge,
make acquaintance of ideas, under
stand the nature of man and his
world. And he needs to know that
problems exist in all these areas
and that they will continue to exist
throughout life.”
Adjustment to an ever changing
society must also be learned while
in college—adjustment to a society,
but not isolation in a society “with
out differing view-points and philo
sophies. That is dangerous because
such isolation leads to complacency,
whjch is after all, nothing more
than a rut. And a rut is merely a
grave that is open at both ends.”
Dr. Gramley left us with the
thought that the “important thing
is that you won’t be much of a
person—for gainful employment,
marriage or your own inevitable
solitude—unless you achieve during
college years a sense that your life
and education are something to be
njoyed and -used for yourself and
those you touch, and a realization
that the education possible to you
demands responsibilities and loyal
ties. What happens is really up to
each of. you!”
Founder’s Day
To Be Observed
The annual observance of Found
ers’ Day will be held in assembly
on Thursday, October 7. Dr. Gram-
ley will preside. Mr. Donald M.
McCorkle, new assistant professor
of musicology, will speak on early
Moravian music in relation to the
founding of the college.
Mr. McCorkle, who received his
AB degree from Bradley Univer
sity and hs MA degree from In
diana University, is doing research
on early Moravian music for his
PHD dissertation under a Babcock
grant. This research is under the
supervision of Thor Johnson.
Salemites will observe the com
memorative laying of the corner
stone for the original Academy
building, now South Hall. With
the addition of the new building on
October 6, 1803, and the arrival of
a new principal. Rev. Samuel
Kremsh, the small day school for
local girls became a boarding school
known as Salem Female Academy.
Wimton-Salcm, North

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