Volume XXXVII Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 28, 1956 Number 1 Morrison To Open Series This Monday 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 Peace”. 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 E. Lee. 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 day evening. 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 of Tomorrow”. 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 Herbert Morrison 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 ston-Salem. 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 sentatives. The opening of Salem’s 185th year recalled several changes in the college faculty. 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 New Jersey. 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 "““5 6 40 5 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. Tribble Will Speak October 4 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 dent. 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 judice, intolerance. 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 greater chage. 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 ally”. 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 twenty-first century”. ' Students gather around the tempermental jukebox in the new Student Center. 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.