Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 14, 1955
Number 1 1
Barbara Kuss Is Chosen
As 'Miss Student Teacher’
Wednesday, Jan. 11, Bobbi Kuss was selected as Miss Student Teacher,
She will represent Salem at the State Future Teachers of America con
vention in Asheville, March 24 and 25.
. Bobbi, a foreign language major, did her practice teaching at Griffith
High School under the supervision of Mrs. Raymond Livengood.
Her winning speech was centered**^
around three objectives of teach
ing: (1) to give students a concept
of the whole of education, (2) to
reach the level of each student’s
understanding, and (3) to help the
students to know themselves, en
abling them to become better world
citizens. These objectives, Bobbi
stated, were a combination of her
ideals with practical application.
i Bobbi Kuss
The committee which made the
;|final selection was composed of
county and city school officials, the
Education Advisory Committee
.Vheaded by Dr. Lewis, one faculty
nember selected by each of the
inalists, and other faculty,
i This group w^as composed of Mr.
Vurlee, Miss Byrd, Mr. Arthur
ifeteere and Miss Emerson, county
|school officials, Mr. Campbell, Mrs.
Scott, Miss Covington, Mrs. Hart
and Dr. Welch.
The ... finalists were Emily Hall,
"reda Siler, and Sue Jones. Each
girl gave a speech concerning her
iphilosophy of education and why
ishe wanted to teach. At the con-
j *®clusion of her talk each girl an-
iswered questions submitted by the
Nominations for Miss Student
Teacher were submitted to the
F. T. A. by a committee composed
of Carolyn Watlington, chairman;
Temple Daniel, Louise Barron,
Betty Saunders, and Freda Siler.
The club members selected six of
these nominees to be presented in
chapel. From that group the stu
dent body selected the four finalists.
Selection was based on teaching
personality, originality, professional
spirit, capability, sense-of-humor,
poise, speech, and appearance.
Miss Blandina Biggers, who was
head nurse at the Salem infirmar}'
for several years prior to her re
signation last spring, .was involved
in an automobile accident over the
The accident occurred Christmas
Eve as she was returning from a
Christmas Eve candlelight .service.
The car in which Miss Biggers was
riding was hit at an intersection.
Suffering minor injuries of the
chest and neck, Miss Biggers was
allowed to return home after a
-week in the hospital.
Betty Saunders has been elected
by the Junior Class to fill the un
expired term of Eleanor Walton
Neal on the Student Council.
Eleanor is leaving Salem at the
end of this semester to join her
husband in Texas.
* * *
The IRS would like to give its
thanks to those on Mrs. Cummings
dining room staff who assisted
them so ably the weekend of the
Christmas dance. Without their
untiring assistance, the dance could
not have been held in the dining
* * *
The first wedding to be held in
the Little Chapel was performed
by Rev. Sawyer on December 23,
1954. He married Miss Borden
Flippin to Carl Vestal Whitt, Jr.
Mrs. Whitt is a resident of Old
Salem, Mr. Whitt is from Kerners-
* * *
Registration for second semester
will begin Monday, Jan. 31 at 2:00
p.m. Classes will begin Tuesday,
Feb. 1 at 8:00 a.m.
* * *
The office of the Dean of Stu
dents extends an invitation to all
students and faculty for a coffee
hour on Reading Day in the Club
Dining Room, between the hours
ten and eleven.
* * *
The Salemite is pleased to an
nounce the birth of an eight pound
boy to Mr. and Mrs. Roff Grimes.
Mrs. Grimes was secretary at the
Sun Printing Company until Nov.
and was a constant source of jokes
and philosophy to the Salemite
staff. Congratulations Lida Ruth!
* * *
The I. R. C. met-Thursday night
in the living room of Bitting. Mr.
James Rush of the Winston-Salem
Journal-Sentinel, was speaker.
>i: * *
The office of the Dean of Stu
dents wishes to recognize the fine
job which the student hostesses
have done this year. These girls
have a responsible position, in that
they must at all times remember
that they represent Salem. This
year, they have truly been a credit
to themselves and to Salem. Miss
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On Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 4:00 p.m.,
the advanced composition class will
hold a forum in the living room of
Miss Byrd’s apartment in Sister’s.
The group will take part in an
informal discussion to be led by a
panel of guest critics. Serving on
the panel will be Dr. Gramley,
Mrs. Kate S. Pyron, Mr. John
Blair, who taught at Salem during
Dr. Todd’s absence and who is now
an editor and publisher in Win
ston-Salem, Betsy Liles and Sally
The panel will discuss and evalu
ate papers written by members of
the advanced composition class.
These students are: Louise Barron,
Sandra Whitlock, Emily McClure,
Terry Flanagan, Donald Caldwell,
Linda March, Jessie Krepps, Ann
Coley, Phyllis Sherrill, Eleanor
Smith, Emily Baker, Bebe Boyd
Carlos P. Romulo To Speak
As Second Lecturer Feb. 7
General Carlos P. Romulo, the second speaker in the 1954-55 Lecture
Series, will be presented in Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at
8:30 p.m. ^ • -n t
Gen. Romulo, renowned authority on international relations, will speak
■*’on “America’s Stake in Asia.”
The Philippine Foreign Ministry
Are On Exhibit
By Rachel Ray
Lots of us are unaware that art
exhibits are given at Salem.
Frankly, I was amazed at the one
now in the Art Studio, exhibiting
the work of high school students
at Reynolds High.
These ten prints are the out
growth of Mrs. Jo Money’s stu
dent teaching days at Reynolds.
Mrs. Money taught art in the
eight through twelfth grades at
recently appointed General Romulo
chairman of the Philippine dele
gation to the United Nations.
Fie Was graduated with an A. B.
— - - . Reynolds for three weeks. She
Mary Benton Royster, Bob Davis, ^ explained the principles of water
’ colors, pen and ink, and sculpture.
Jo says that the young students
caught on quickly to her methods.
First she let them use water color
on dry paper, then wet paper and
finally a combination of the t\yo-
All of the pictures but one are
realistic. Jo says that most teen
agers go through a stage of realism
ill art, which she believes should
The pictures exhibited are four
landscapes; one abstraction of a
still life (candle and pine cone);
one pen and ink circus scene; a
fair^scene with rides and fireworks;
a deserted street scene; a pen and
ink portrait of a sea captain; and
a group of ballerinas on stage. Jo
and Mr. Edwin Shewmake are
quite pleased with this work and
feel that it shows advancement on
the part of the students.
I found Jo as interesting as the
art exhibit. After graduation this
spring she plans to study art in
F.urope. The plans, however, are
indefinite right now.
Last summer Jo studied in a
“Utopia” as she calls Cranbrook
in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. At
Cranbrook there were students
from all over the world. They
discussed their paintings and cera
mics with renowned professors. Jo
says that when she first arrived at
Cranbrook, she felt a little awed,
but soon fell into the swing of
Jo explained that art exhibits''are
often held in Memorial Hall and
the Club Dining Room. She feels
Salemites would enjoy all of these
The Reynolds High School work
will be exhibited through Reading
and Ann Mixon
Compositions to be discussed
have been chosen by Miss Byrd
and a student committee whose
members are Donald Caldwell, Jes
sie Krepps, Ann Mixon, and Mary
A former trustee of Salem Aca
demy and College, Mrs. Robert D.
Shore, has made a gift of her home
to the Academy and College.
The residence property, located
at Buena Vista and Stratford
Roads, includes a large white stuc
co house, built at a cos^ of more
than $100,000, a garage with duplex
apartment, and a small playhouse.
Mrs. Shore retained only the
section of her estate including six
building lots on Virginia Road be
tween Stratford and Carolina Cir
Llaving served as a trustee from
1941 to 1950, Mrs. Shore has long
been a friend and supporter of
Salem. She and her husband, the
late Robert D. Shore, who also
served on Salem’s board of trustees,
began the first restoration in the
Old Salem community, restoring
the Office Building of the college.
They also financed the redecoration
and improvement of the first floor
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A picture of the Shore home that has been given to Salem.
Carlos P. Romulo
degree from the University of the
Philippines and received his M. A.
from Columbia University. The
holder of honorary degrees frorq
12 American universities and col
leges, including Flarvard and Boston
University, General Romulo is a
Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism.
In addition to the prize-winning
series of articles on a pre-war trip
through the Far East, he has writ
ten five American best-selling
novels: Mother America, My Bro
ther Americans, The United, I See
the Philippines Rise, and I Saw the
Fall of the Philippines.
The latter two are set during
World War II when General Ro
mulo served as General McArthur’s
Featured In Chapel
Mr. Norman Hastings, Fire In
spector for the Fire Prevention
Bureau, spoke in chapel yesterday
on what causes fires and how to
He gave statistics on fires, and
reported that one fire caused the
destruction of 517 homes.
Mr. Hastings has inspected the
Salem campus for the past several
years, and has discovered several
things that could cause fire's on our
campus. He listed them as: 1) loose
papers around the buildings, 2)
acts of carelessness — throwing
cigarettes, lighted matches, etc. in
trash cans, 3) and overloaded light
Instructing students in how to
send in a fire alarm, Mr. Hastings
requested that the students use the
fire box at the corner of Main and
Academy. The student should wait
at that corner until the fire truck
arrives, and then escort the truck
to the scene of the fire.
In the case of a small fire in the
dormitory, the student should lo
cate the fire extinguisher, note
what type of extinguisher it is,
read the directions, and proceed to
use it on the blaze.
Mr. Hastings demonstrated the
use and explained 4he workings of
several types of extinguishers in
chapel. After his brief talk, the
assembly proceeded to the tar road
on back campus where Mr. Hast
ings used an extinguisher on a fire.