Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 28, 1956
The Honorable Herbert Morri
son, member of the British House
of Parliament, will open the 1956-
57 College Lecture Series season
on Monday, October 1, at 8:30 p.m.
His subject will be “The Battle for
Mr. Morrison, leader of the Op
position in the House of Commons
from 1951 to 1955, has been in poli
tical work since 1915. He * was
Minister of Supply under Churchill,
Chairman of the Civil Defense
Committee of the War Cabinet,
Deputy Prime Minister under Cle
ment Atlee, and Secretary of For
eign Affairs after Bevin resigned.
Having arrived in New York
aboard the Queen Mary on Septem
ber 18, the political figure, accom
panied by Mrs. Morrison, is sche
duled to arrive in Winston-Salem
October 1, to stay at the Robert
A press conference has been set
for 11:00 a.m. at the hotel. Mr.
Morrison and his wife are expected
to eat dinner in the college dining
room before the lecture on Mon
For the rest of the season, the
Lecture Committee has engaged
Jean Erdman, Ogden Nash, and Dr.
Ralph Lapp, representing the fields
of modern dance, humorous verse,
and nuclear physics, respectively.
Miss Erdman will be here January
10; Mr. Nash, February 7; and Dr.
Lapp, creator of the Nuclear
Science Service, March 11. Dr.
Lapp’s topic will be “The World
Dr. Gramley Keynotes I85th College Year
Hector And Follies Girls
Take Last Bow Tonight
The second performance of the Senior class musical, “Hector’s Holi
day,” will be given tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Old Chapel. Anne Miles and
Carol Campbell play the leads of a country-come-to-city and an undis
covered actress. Settings shift from New York to Paris and Mexico.
All the members of the Senior class take part in the performance
which consists of several dance routines and other parts.
The script for the musical was written by Joyce Taylor and Nancy
Warren. Joyce was also choreographer and Nancy, director.
Faculty Of Salem College
Boasts Many New Faces
Three or four prominent person
alities are brought to Salem each
year under the auspices of the Lec
ture Committee, headed by Miss
Byrd. The cost of season tickets
is included in the Student Budget.
Members of the faculty working
with Miss Byrd on the committee
are: Miss Edith Kirkland, Dr. H.
Michael Lewis, Mrs. Kate Pyron,
Mr. Edwin Shewmake, Miss Louise
White, Miss Julanne Lynn. Mrs.
Claude Strickland and Mrs. Eunice
Ayers represent the city of Win
Student committee members are:
Jo Smitherman, Salemite Editor;
Celia Smith, senior representative;
Martha Ann Kennedy, junior rep
resentative; Anne Brinson, sopho
more representative; Eleanor
Evans, freshman representative;
Carol Campbell, representative at
large; and Patricia Powell and
Joan McClain, Academy repre
The opening of Salem’s 185th
year recalled several changes in the
Mr. Bertram O. Cosby, the as
sistant professor of chemistry, is a
native of Auburn, Georgia. He has
studied ,at Emory, the University
of North Carolina, and John Hop
kins University. In addition to
teaching in the Atlanta division of
the University of Georgia, Emory,
and Carolina, Mr. Cosby has done
industrial work with DuPont in
Also in the science department is
Mr. Glenn O. Workman, of Mor
gantown, West Virginia. He at
tended Potomac State Junior Col
lege and West Virginia University,
and has his masters degree. Form
erly Mr. Workman taught at West
Virginia University and worked as
an industrial engineer in a textile
mill. . . .'
The new instructor in religious
education is Mr. John N. Johansen
of Winston-Salem, N. C. He was
graduated from Moravian College
and Theological Seminary in Beth
lehem, Pa., and has done graduate
work at Temple University where
he received his masters degree in
spiritual theology. Mr. Johansen
has in previous years been asso
ciated with the department of re
ligion here. tt r -u
A newcomer to the English de
partment is Mr.-Stephen Paine of
New York City. He is a graduate
of Amherst College in Massachu
setts and obtained his masters de
gree from Duke.
Miss Frances Horne of Warring
ton, N. C., returns to teach music
after a two year absence. A Salem
alumna. Miss Horne taught in the
music department from 1952 to 1954
before leaving to attend the Uni
versity of Michigan. She received
her Master of Music degree there.
The new face in the history de
partment is that of Mr. M. Foster
Farley from Orlando, Florida. Mr.
Farley obtained his Bachelor of
Arts degree from Furman, his
Masters degree from the University
of South Carolina, and soon hopes
to receive his Ph. D. Before com
ing to Salem, he taught at the Uni
versity of Tampa, and at Columbia
and Newberry Colleges.
Miss Moselle Palmer of Waynes
boro, Georgia, is the new physical
education instructor. She received
her bachelor of arts in sociology
from Mary Baldwin College, did
work in physical education at UNC,
and obtained her Masters degree
at the University of Florida. Miss
Palmer has previously taught at
Salem and at Mary Baldwin.
Returning to Salem after a brief
retirement is Dr. Minnie J. Smith,
of Winston-Salem. She received
her AB degree from the University
of Idaho, MA from Columbia Uni
versity Teacher’s College, and her
Ph. D. from the University of
North Carolina. Before retiring in
1955 after twenty-nine years of
teaching. Dr. Smith was hfead of
the classical languages department.
She is now instructing in German.
After a year’s absence doing
graduate work at the State Insti
tute of Music, Frankfort, Germany
(Fulbright Scholarship), Miss Mar
garet Vardell of Red Springs,
N, C., has returned to Salem. A
Salem alumna. Miss Vardell ob
tained her master of music degree
at Eastman School of Music. She
has also taught previously at Ober-
lin College and the University of
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By Pat Flynt
Dr. Dale Gramley keynoted a
brand new year, but traditions were
renewed on Saturday morning,
September 22, as Salem College
held the opening convocation for
its 185th year.
The academic processional was
followed by the Senior class sing
ing of “Standing at The Portal”.
Dr. Sawyer, college chaplain, read
scripture and led in prayer. Dr.
Hixson presented academic honors.
Greetings were brought from the
Dr. Harold W. Tribble, president
of Wake Forest College, will speak
to the faculty and students of
Salem in the annual Founders Day
assembly Thursday, October 4. The
occasion will mark his first formal
appearance on Salem campus.
A native of Florida, Dr. Tribble
graduated from the University of
Richmond and later received his
Master of Arts at the University
of Louisville. He gained his doc
torate in theology at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary and
the Doctor of Philosophy degree at
the University of Edinburgh.
President Tribble has received
honorary degrees from Wake
Forest College, the University of
North Carolina, Stetson University,
and Union University. Prior to
coming to Wake Forest in 1950, he
taught at Andover Newton Thoe-
logical Seminary in Massachusetts.
Founders Day on Salem campus
is held annually in recognition of
the first Moravian settlers here.
The original community opened the
school in April, 1772, several years
after their arrival from Pennsyl
vania, with an enrollment of two
small girls, aged five and six.
In time, additional grades were
added. As increasing numbers of
students were enrolled,,, this tiny
girls’ school became Salem Aca
demy and later Salem College.
Board of Trustees by its president.
Dr, Gordon Spaugh; from Student
Government President, Judy Gra
ham ; and from Mrs. J. Harold
McKeithen, Alumnae Vice-Presi
Using the election year theme,
Dr. Gramley compared the whole
college community to the voters in
the 1956 political campaign. His
thoughts were concentrated upon
the individual student’s personal
campaign for educatio.
Dr. Gramley’s “Keynote speech”
looked “both backward and forward
. . . with special reference to the
opposing party” which he defined
as a number of forces working
against education—^ignorance, pre
The backward look from Salem
campus showed what an amazing
number of changes to which our
parents have been adjusting during
the twentieth century and em
phasized that Salemites are pre
paring for life in a period of even
Educators cannot predict what
scientific and materialistic progress
lies ahead; but whatever changes
occur. Dr. Gramely stated, "our
greatest problems . . . will center
in human relationships” and in our
use of leisure time.
Salem believes in educating the
individual for his own sake and
his family’s. “A person first and
an employee second” was his ad
vice. Salem’s liberal arts program
is designed to “nourish the dream
ers and poets for the society which
the mechanics and shopkeepers
have -undergirded so materialistci
The student’s purposes of learn
ing how to think, to build self
confidence, to comprehend &story
and art, to judge, to form high
ideals, to understand his fellowman,
will give him security and happi
ness in the midst of great change.
In conclusion Dr. Gramley urged
students to “enlist in an intensive
personal campaig for self improve
ment this year” and work diligently
toward the bachelor’s degree so
that they may “hold "office satis-
fyingly on into the unpredictable
' Students gather around the tempermental jukebox in the new Student
The center is open each day all day, closing week nights at 11:15, the
hour Seniors must be in their dormitories. This means that underclass
men may use the center all day until 11:00 p.m., and Seniors until 11:15.