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By Sissie Allen
For many years Salem College
has treated October 31 as any other
school night. No more ! For those
who don’t remember, October 31 is
Halloween—the night witches ride
and jack-o-lanterns grin from \yin-
dows and porches. It is a night
for fun, laughs, and thrills.
To provide this, the Junior Class
is having a Halloween Carnival on
Monday night from 7:30 to 10:00.
The carnival will be held in Old
Chapel and the Day Students’
Center. There is an admission
price of twenty-five cents for which
three door prizes will be given
later in the evening.
In Old Chapel you will find for
tune ' tellers, a penny pitch, fishing,
a bean-guessing jar, grab bags, an
artist who will draw your carica
ture, and such games as ringing a
coke bottle, throwing a tennis ball
through a jack-o’lantern’s mouth,
and snuffing candles with a water
pistol. The price for each game
is five cents.
For ten cents you can get your
thrills and chills in the House of
Horrors. I cannot describe what
will go on-there; I can only say
it is really a “horrible house.”
In the back of the Day Students’
Center you will find a concession
stand where for a small price you
can buy such delectable delights as
hot dogs, cold drinks, and bags of
Speaking of food, toward the end
of the evening there will be cake
walks. The cakes are being pro
vided by the mothers of junior
class members. I understand there
will be seven of them.
The highlight of the evening will
be the free entertainment provided
by the Junior class. The entertain
ment will last about twenty min
utes and will be held on the stage
in Old Chapel.
To add to your entertainment
the Juniors have invited the Aca
demy, two Girl Scout troops, and
Bowman Gray. Featured guest will
be the Salem Spook.
The contest for the Spook will
start Thursday morning. It costs
ten cents to enter a picture and
votes are a penny each. The con
test closes at 1 ;30 Monday.
Jean Stone is chairman of the
carnival. Committee heads are.
Toni Gill, entertainment; Carol
Cooke, concessions; Louise Pharr,
House of Horrors; Ann Hale, gifts
and door prizes; Becky McCord,
Judy Graham, and Kay Williams,
Booths; Jane Wrike, publicity; and
Pat Greene, Carnival King.
Queen And May Court Chosen By Students
1956 May Queen Martha Thornburg and Maid of Honor Bunny Gregg
Martha And Bunny Answer Questionnaire
By Martha Ann Kennedy
This has been a busy week for
everyone, including the Salemite
staff—what with May Court elec
tions, annual deadlines, practice
teaching, art lectures, and a small
number of tests. So I sent a
standardized questionaire to ^ our
new May Queen and new Maid of
Honor to be filled out at their
The results are as follows:
1. Where are you from and why
did you choose Salem as your col
Martha Thornburg: Well, I’m
from Hickory . . . and I chose
Salem because I wanted a small
girls’ school and I knew it was a
good music school.
Bunny Gregg: I live in Bennets-
ville, S. C. B-e-n-n-e-t-s-v-i-l-l-e.
I came up and visited here. I liked
the friendly atmosphere, the girls,
and so forth ... so I just came
2. What was the
thought that entered
The Salem student body elected'
Martha Thornburg 1956 May Queen
Thursday night in Old Chapel. The
maid of honor is Saress “Bunny ■
Gregg. (See front page feature.). .
On Friday night, Oct. 21, sixty
girls competed for places on the
May Court. Twelve girls, repre
senting all four classes, were
chosen. . -
Emily Baker, a senior from
Rocky Mount, will appear for the
first time in the court. An English,
and drama major, Emily is the',
chairman of the May Day Com
mittee and is writer and director
of the program.
Another senior, from Lake Wac-
camaw, Nancy Cameron, will grace
the court for her second year.
Nancy, who transferred from Peace
College at the 'beginning of the
1953-54 year, will receive her A.B.
degree in music next spring.
Linda Abueg, one of last year’s
foreign students who decided to
spend a second year at Salem, will
be the third senior attendant.
Linda’s home is in Manila, P. I.
Louise Pharr from Charlotte is a
junior representative. Louise, cur
rently serving as chief marshal,
will be an attendant for the first
Returning to the court as junior
attendant is Rose Tiller of Leaks-
ville. Rose, a home economics
major, represented Leaksville in the
1954 Miss North Carolina contest.
A Winston-Salem girl, Nancy
Blum, is the third member of the
Junior class placed on the court.
A home economics major also,
Nancy will be appearing for the
third time in attendance to the
Four girls from the Sophomore
class were chosen. Jean Humphrey
is in the court for the first time.
In her hometown of Lumberton,
Jean was on the high school May
Court and was chosen the best
Patsy McAuley, the second
Rocky Mount girl on the court,
starred in last year’s Pierrette pro-
(Continued On Page Three)
New Assistant Professor of_ Education Is
Fulfilling Childhood Ambition To Teach
when you heard that you were our
new (May Queen) (Maid of
M. T.: Oh, my heavens! I haven’t
the faintest idea . . . but when I
was a little girl I used to dream
about being either a cheerleader
or a majorette, but I never dreamed
of being May Queen!
B. G.: The first thing I thought
of was: how did this happen ?
My hoop is broken and my under
skirt is showing.
3. Whom did you notify first of
M. T.: (promptly) John. But I
By Bebe Boyd
“Mother said that I used to
gather all the neighborhood child
ren on our front porch and pre
tend to teach them when I was^ a
little girl,” replied Miss Louise
White when I asked her what her
childhood ambition had been. So
I suppose,” she added, that teach
ing has always been the thing I
planned and wanted to do.
“Another reason is that I grew
up in an atmosphere of teachers;
I used to go to school with my
school teacher aunt and pretend to
help grade papers.”
There I sat, with my high heel
shoes off, talking with my own
supervising teacher — both admit
tedly dead-dog tired! My day had
been filled with the raving third
graders and Miss White’s day was
filled with raving pupils plus rav
ing student-teachers. And how
vivicious she still looked! ^
“One impression of the girls
here at Salem is that they are so
easy to know. Those of them who
are practice-teachers seem so in-
dependent and have a good way
of getting information that they
need,” she smiled broadly as she
lightly twisted her black, curly
hair around a finger.
“And as for the college and
faculty itself,” she added, “every
one told me before I came here
that I would love Salem and its
atmosphere. Now I read some
meaning in those words.
Salem is so different from larger
campuses. One can know it all
much better. I am impressed with
the serious attitude and interest in
work. The faculty makes new
members feel welcome. Of course,
I have been traveling all over For
syth County observing my practice
teachers, but later in the year I
can have more time here on
Dr. Gramley said of her in July,
“We’ve been looking around for
some time for the right person and
(Continued on Pace Three)
Around twenty photographs of
sculpture (both representational
and abstract) are now on exhibit
in the Dining Room gallery. These
photographs, borrowed from the
^ Davidson College Art Department,
called him collect, and he spent so j and ultimately from the Museum
long running around for change, of Modern, Art, will be on display
that he was out of breath and here until Nov. 12
B. G.: (indignantly) I didn’t
spend all my money calling people!
4. What were you wearing?
M. T.: A dark green taffeta (it
wasn’t mine) with apron effect . . .
long white gloves.
B. G.: Blue tulle evening dress
5. What lucky charms did you
with ruffles. Ice blue. Halter neck,
have with you, if any?
M. T.: “Something borrowed.”—
In fact, everything I had on was
B. G.: Lillian Holland’s shoes.
6. Do'you read your horoscope ?
M. T.: No.
B. G.: Only the kind without
words, that has grinning, neutral
and sad faces. I didn’t look that
7. How do you feel about being
chosen by an audience of girls
rather than by one of boys ?
(Continued on Pace Three)
Ranging from intense realism to
pure abstraction, the display intro
duces the work of outstanding
European and American sculptors
working with a variety of mater
ials and techniques.
The “Head of Christ,” sculptured
in black granite by William Zorach
is one of the few portraits of
Christ. And it is a moving image
rare in contemporary sculpture.
Another unusual quality of to
day’s sculpture is the “architec
tonic” quality in “Mediterranean.”
This stone-form of a woman is
done by Asistide Maillol and pre
sents a grand sense of warmth and
Jacob Epstein captures the per
sonality of the sitter in his “Por
trait of George Bernard Shaw.” A
great deal of detail is seen and
Mr. Shaw bears a remarkable life
like facial expression.
(ContiiHU«d On Pag« Four)