Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 12, 1956
The formal dedication of the
new Wake Forest campus was held
at 11:00 a.m. today. The occasion
marked the culmination of long
years of planning and work.
The Wake Forest College campus
has been dedicated “unequivocally
to a continuity with a noble past
of Christian educational service to
youth today and through the
Four representatives of Salem
College marched in the academic
processional: Mrs. Campbell, repre
senting Bates College in Maine,
Mr. Mueller, representing Oberlin
College, Miss Simpson, represent
ing the American Association of
Collegiate Registrars and Admis
sions Office, and Miss Roberts, re
presenting Maryville College in
Tennessee. Dr. Gramley also at
tended the ceremony.
Included in the program of events
was an organ recital by E. Power
Briggs, an incident in the dedicat
ing of the chapel organ.
At 4:00 p.m. a reception was held
in Reynolda Hall. Tomorrow the
events will be climaxed with the
Clemson-Wake Forest football
game at Bowman Gray Stadium.
A change in a major role and
final casting of all male parts for
“The Grass Harp” were announced
this week by Toni Gill, assistant
director of the Pierrettes’ fall play.
Lynne Hamrick, a Winston-Salem
junior, has replaced Jo Smither-
man in the part of Dolly. A music
major, Lynne had a role in “The
House of Bernarda Alba.”
Bill Smith, of Charleston, South
Carolina, will play the part of Col
lin, adopted nephew of the two
old-maid sisters. Bill is a junior
at Wake Forest and majors in
Judge Charlie Cool will be por
trayed by Dave Cox, a Winston-
Salem man employed by Western
Electric, John Fulford, a Hertford
freshman at Wake Forest, will be
Dr. Morris Ritz.
Other Wake Forest students'in
clude Joe Hayes of North Wilkes-
boro, Mark Hawthorne of Wil-
Campus Chooses Eisenhower and Nixon 2 to I
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Chapel Election Held Tuesday
There are several reasons whj' assignments are not .done on time. At
least, we present our various instructors with a variety of reasons.
“This is the busiest week of the semester for me. I’m just swamped
“I was in the infirmary.”
“I took a long week-end and couldn’t get to the library.”
All of these imply voluntary “negligence”—sometimes with the intent
ob doing the work later; sometimes not. This is the student’s choice.
It is, a different matter, however, when the reason is : “The reserve
book 1 was supposed to read wasn’t in the library.”
Some rules can be disregarded or broken and harm only the “honor”
of the violator. Others, such as those regarding reserve books and
bound periodicals, are extremely serious because they directly hamper
other students’ class preparations.
Students who use reserve books—and almost every student has library
reading in one course or another—have a right to be angry and indig
But we have an obligation also. To observe the regulations ourselves.
And to watch (with intent to warn) students who, through ignorance
or inconsideration, make it impossible for assignments to be prepared
_ LYNNE HAMRICK
Assumes Female Lead
liamston, and a New Jersey boy,
Fred Wardlaw. Local men Dick
Johnson and Bob Harrington also
“The Grass Harp” will be pro
duced on November 13 and 15 under
the direction of Miss Elizabeth
Female roles will be played by
Carol Crutchfield, Martha Jarvis,
Patsy Kidd and Barbara Evans.
Ma.rtha Ann Kennedy, Peggy
Dafriel, and Sarah Vance have
Salemites Eleanor Evans, right, and Jane Rostan pose with charmer
Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Kennedy Meets Up Wif Kin
Old Salem was slumbering peace
fully in the warm October sun, and
I was ambling along with my Bird
Watcher Binoculars atid prized
Ornithology notebook, when the
air' was suddenly rent with a
Thinking that it was probably
one of the rare Whooping Whip-
perdoodle species, I grabbed the
glasses and peered excitedly
through them. But all I could see
was a dense female crowd in front
of Old Salem Headquarters, and
two black limousines screeching to
Upon further focusing, I made
out a blurred coral object flying
by rapidly. Aha, this must be the
bird! It was, but it was Miss Jess
Byrd. She paused long enough to
say, “Didn’t you hear the sirens ?
Senator Jack Kennedy is here-
come on I”
I was about to ask if he advo
cated bird sanctuary legislation but
she sprinted ahead, so I began run
ning behind her. At first, it was
hard keeping up with her, but my
cleated sneakers made it a lot
easier over the bricks.
She didn’t stop when she reached
the corner, so I didn’t either. It
was kind of frightening, though,
when my hem got caught on the
bumper of that oncoming Buick.
Oh, well. Mother can always make
me another calico academic gown.
We made our way through the
crowd, but we didn’t see Jack. I
sauntered to the doorway, dropped
to my knees, and casually biting
the stone steps, screamed, “Where
ishe, whereishe, WHEREISHE?”
No one answered my unconcerned
queries, but a shiny brown Cordo
van shoe appeared, and my gaze
traveled up a neat, gray plaid
worsted suit and blue challis tie.
A tall, slightly stoop-shouldered
young man with shaggy hair and
snow-white teeth was wearing the
articles with careless abandon.
Glancing down, he shuddered and
said, “What is it ?”
Miss Byrd yanked me to my
astonished feet and recklessly
pushed me forward. It was my
big moment I
“Jack, I’m Murgatroyd Kennedy.
Get the connection ? Aren’t we—
couldn’t we be—we must be re-
He seemed so attentive at first,
but before I could even finish tell
ing him about Angloid, Jr., Aunt
Pippy, and Uncle Grasnots and all
of his other kin back in Hornbeak,
he was swept away in the trowd.
At last I caught sight of him,
but he was getting into one of
those black limousines. Oh Des
pair ! I would never see him again.
I hurled myself into the gutter, and
was about to roll under his depart
ing car when something soft plop
ped down on my oversized cranium.
Always on guard, I whipped out
my binocs and scanned the heavens.
Joy! There he went — a real
—M. A. Kennedy
Prefe rs Adlai
The sounds of an optimistic,
lively Young Democrat convention
had barely died out of Winston-
Salem when Salem students, in a
poll sponsored by the Salemite and
the Davidsonian, voted a premature
but overwhelming victory for the
Republican presidential-vice presi
In a 2-to-l ratio Salemites voted
in Eisenhower and Nixon. Out of
280 “voters”, 188 were Republican;
92 students chose the Stevenson-
Kefauver ticket. There were no
No ratio difference was notice
able in the freshman vote (114 of
the total 280) and that of the up
The success of the recent state
meeting of the Young Democrats
here in Winston-Salem points to
ward a strong center of young
Democrats on the Wake Forest
campus. Seven out of the nine
state YDC officers came from
Wake Forest alumni and students.
In contrast to the Salem results,
Adlai Stevenson is the presidential
choice of the majority of students
polled at ten representative univer
sities across the country. Students
for Stevenson-Kefauver announced
Fifty-three percent of the 987
students questioned favored Steven
son, 43 percent Eisenhower, and
four .percent were undecided.
Students for Stevenson-Kefauver,
a division of Volunteers for Steven
son-Kefauver, is represented by
committees at 233 colleges and uni-
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Dr. Herbert
“How to Live with Enthusiasm
Monday, 6:45: Rev. George Kenap
“Prayer for the Ordinary Man”
Tuesday, 10:20 a'.m.: Rev. Kemp
Tuesday, 6:45: Dr. Spaugh
“The Pathway to a Happy
Wednesday, 6:45: Dr. Albert
“Finding God’s Will for My
Thursday, 10:20 p.m.: Dr. Ed
“What Good Is God?”
versities in 45 states.
Its members are carrying out an
active program in support of the
Stevenson-Kefauver ticket, holding
meetings and rallies, circulating
petitions, and helping canvass local
areas to solicit both ballots and
funds. The group’s national head
quarters has just issued its first
weekly newsletter to members, re
ceives daily reports from many of
them, supplies them with speakers
and sends out campaign material,
especially geared to meet student
needs. ■ '
Governor Stevenson has thanked
Students for Stevenson-Kefauver
for their efforts on behalf of the
Democratic ticket. “I am happy' to
learn of the activity of Students
for Stevenson-Kefauver organiza
tions throughout ■ the country,”' he-
said. “I know that young people
in America are not satisfied with
hand-to-mouth materialism. • They;
Beginning Sunday, October!
the current Sunday New Vqrh
Times will be available for after
noon reading in the library. Pqe
to a gift from a friend of tf^e;
library, the Times is being de
livered by carrier rather than .mail
in order to reach the library
Sunday instead of Monday.
too, are seeking the kind of better
future based on acceptance of our
leadership in tb£ world and on otir ■
responsibilities to the new genera^
tion here at home.”
The universities rampled in the
student poll — by students them
selves—were Columbia, University
of California at Los Angeles, Uni
versity of Florida, Harvard, Uni
versity of Iowa, University ■ .of.
Michigan, Woman’s College of, the
University of North Carolina,
Notre Dame, Swarthmore, and Ihe
University of Wisconsin.
Stevenson led at six of- these
universities: Columbia, UCLA, Uni
versity of Michigan, Woman’s Col
lege of the University of North
Carolina, Swarthmore and Wiscon
sin; Eisenhower led at Florida,
Iowa, Michigan and Notre Dame; ■
Students for S t e v e n s o n .coiJr
trasted these findings with those
published recently by a national
public opinion survey of young
voters, showing them 47 percent
for Stevenson, 48 percent for Eisen
hower and 5 percent undecided.,.
Thf student group reported that,
at most of the universities polled,
older students favored Stevenson
more heavily than did younger peo
ple below voting age.
Of Mice And Sophomores
At lunch Tuesday we were the
lowest of the low, for Rat Week
was declared. The Sophomores
herded us out of the dining room
and into Davy Jones for a special
orientation. In the presence of
these mummified wise ones, we
poor, humble Freshmen learned our
rat punishments. For the next day
and a half all of us were required
to dress like a nursery rhyme, tie
an Aunt Jemima kerchief on our
heads, and write R-A-T- on our
forheads in lipstick. Besides this
cute little get-up, we had to carry
our books to class in a pillow case.
Such was our appearance.
All Tuesday afternoon Freshman
pride was pretty low. However,
one Rat’s ego hit rock bottom when
she was ordered to open the car
door for a Wake Forest boy, and
help him out. This was too much!
One rumor has it that another
Wake Forest student drove up and
on seeing the Freshmen aborigines,
put his car in reverse and fled.
Tuesday night we freshmen
poured all our dramatic talent-er
facsimile-into a talent show for the
sophomores. Even though the pro
duction was a. far cry fromthe
legitimate theatre, many sl^rn-
faced critics broke down into lat»gb-
ter and we felt triumphant I
Then that unforgettable Wednes
day morning dawned bright and
very, very early for the sleepy-
headed-Rats. At 6:30 a.m. revele'
was sounded in Clewell, and ©If
the freshmen stumbled to do ex
ercises. Our greatest difficulty was.
not in bending over to touch onr
toes. It was finding our toes to
touch. Well, after singing good-t
morning to Dean Heidbreder lone
or five times, we were dismissed—
Soon afterwards, we went t«
Sisters’ and Strong to make beds.
One sophomore ironically was .her
own undoing. Her dorm name was
misprinted and her rat went to
make a bed in Clewell instead.
This confident sophomore strolled
leisurely away from her bedroom,
expecting the bed to be made soon'
What she found on her return ip-
stead was a fond little note from
the I. R. S. informing her that she
had one call down for unmade
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