Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 26, 1956.
If your chalk always crumbles
as you start to mark on that auto,
or if the porch light comes on as
you are making your escape from
the scene of the crime, fret no
more. The senior class has the
solution to all your problems.
On Wednesday night, October 31,
the senior fun(d) raisers invite you
to a Big Halloween Carnival in
Old Chapel and the Day Student
Center. The time is seven thirty.
There will be door prizes from
downtown stores and a variety of
amusement and entertainment.
For a small charge, the Tunnel
of Love and the Spook House will
delight the adventure-spirited.
There will also be the fortune
teller, the penny pitch, apple bob
bing, the jack-o-throw, the bean
contest, and Elinor Dodson to do
In case your thoughts turn to
food, there will be a concession
stand with hot dogs, cold drinks,
pop corn, and homemade candy.
The "cake walk” is another feat
ure of the evening when the sen
iors will furnish the prizes—home
made. They have also planned a
program to bring the evening to
Don’t forget to enter your favor
ite beau in the Spook of Salem
Contest, either. It costs only ten
cents to enter his picture and a
penny a vote. Stop by the living
roorh of Clewell before one thirty
Wednesday afternoon. “Mr. Spook”
will be crowned at the Carnival.
Jean Stone, chairman of the gala
event, and Dottie Ervin and Patti
Ward, assistant co-chairmen have
sent invitations to the Academy,
Bowman Gray, and Wake Forest.
The North Carolina Association
of Deans of Women, headed by
Mrs. Amy R. Heidbreder, will meet
on October 30 at Wake Forest Col
Mrs. Heidbreder is president of
this organization for the second
year. Included in the group are
all women’s college deans, counse
lors, and advisors in the state.
As part of the program planned
for the meeting, those of the group
who have not seen the Wake Forest
campus will be shown a tour.
The morning speaker is Rev.
George Colgin, Administrative Resi
dent in the Department of Pastoral
Care at Baptist Hospital, who will
discuss modern methods of coun
seling with young people.
Dr. Catherine Carmichael, Dean
of Women at the University of
North Carolina, will summarize the
findings resulting from her 1955-56
study. Her subject will be: “The
Dean of Women Moves Into the
The Methodist students at Salem
had an organizational meeting
Tuesday night at which they elected
officers for the coming year.
Jennie Elder, a freshman from
Siler City who has been quite
active in Methodist conference
work, was elected president.
Mary Hook was elected vice-
president; Frances Adkins, secre
tary-treasurer; and Eleanor Evans,
Nancy Blum Elected To Reign As May Queen
Tiller Is Maid Of Honor
Dr. Rondthaler was not a morbid person . . . He saw death frankly
and forthrightly as inevitable, but not as the end of everything ... In
his view, death was for some an untimely event, for others a blessed
release, and for all, a normal tranistion into the eternal . . . Dr. Dale H.
. . . never at a loss for something to say during forty years . . . During
these forty years a nineteenth century boarding school became a twen
tieth century college . . . Dr. Gordon Spaugh.
... A Christian gentleman who believed that life taught us many
beautiful truths . . . He was a living example that true greatness lies in
the quality of mind and heart . . . Miss Evabelle Covington
. . . Like Abraheun, he went where he was called and was faithful' in
all things . . . Mr. Russell Crews.
“Help your child to wonder.” ... If anybody awakened Salem Aca
demy girls to wonderment, it was Bishop Rondthaler . . . Miss Mary
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler are settled on the Main Street of our mem
ories and will remain there forever . . . Mrs. E. R. Hamilton.
Freshmen .. .
The Salemite announces the beginning of a Creative
Writing Competition open to members of the Freshman
Entries will be selected from both classroom and in
dependent compositions and must be turned into the
Salemite office by November 23.
All entries become the property of the Salemite and the
top three stories will be published. The winner will re
ceive a $5 cash award.
Nancy Blum, a 'Winston-Salem girl, was elected May Queen by the
Salem College student body in the elections held Wednesday night in
* The large turnout of students
voted Rose Tiller of Draper to be
Maid of Honor.
Both Nancy and Rose, who were
judged on their beauty, poise, and
charm, are home economics majors.
In another student meeting on
Thursday night nominees for the
May Court were presented. Out
of a field of approximately forty
girls, twelve Salemites were chosen
for the Queen’s Court.
They are: Ruth Bennett, Harts-
ville, S. C.; Sis Bridgers, Wilson;
Noel Hollingsworth, High Point;
Jeane Humphrey, Lumberton;
Susan McIntyre, Lumberton; Nol-
Iner Morrisset, Lynchburg, 'Va.;
Louise Pharr, Charlotte; Agnes
Sams, Statesville; Lou Scales,
Rockingham; May Terry, Spartan
burg, S. C.; Nancy Walker, Kins
ton; and Beverly Wollny, West-
field, N. J.
Freshmen were elected to five of
the twelve court positions. There
are four juniors, two sophomores,
and one senior on the court.
Upperclassmen re-elected for the
second or third year were Nancy
Walker, Agnes Sams, Louise Pharr,
Susan McIntyre, and Jean Humph-
The Salem College Board
Trustees met this afternoon
its annual fall session. The meet
ing followed an official dedication
service for the new Mary A. Wea
ver wing of Salem Academy.
Topics included in the business
were operating budget for this
year, enrollment, library and in
firmary reports, the Progress Fund,
audit of last year’s operations, and
building and grounds improvements.
The Progress Fund total was
$1,801,864.63. President Gramley
proposed alterations in the college
gymnasium in order to provide of
fice space for the staff. It was
reported that a land survey was
taken in anticipation of increased
The proposal to remodel the se
cond floor of Main Hall for class-
rooms and office space was entered, rey.
Freshmen Get Snowbound
Saturday at noon seventy fresh
man eagerly boarded a bus for
Davidson. The roll was checked,
coats were thrown on the shelves,
and we were off!
We were hungry and informed
Barbara by singing “Here we sit
like birds in the wilderness”. As
a result, we were each given a
brown sack containing fried chick
en, (Southern that is), a cheese
sandwich, a pear, a pickle, and a
biscuit with a dab of ham in it.
Naturally, there weren’t enough
brown sacks to go around; how
ever, Salem girls share, and the
three unfortunate girls without
lunches were showered with pears
At last the bus driver announced
that we were only five miles from
Davidson. This was the signal for
hair to be unrolled and lipstick to
As we approached the school, all
we could see were red beanies
peering at us. Everyone panicked;
we didn’t want to go.
Mr. Bus-Driver, we’ll give you
our piece of chicken if you’ll only
take us back to Salem.” Just then
a business-like young man stepped
on the bus, and told us to step
forward as our names were called.
He said that some of our dates
wouldn’t be there until after the
game, because they were in the
band. This brought a series of
groans from the girls as they pic
tured a “tubby-tuba-player”.
Because of heavy coke-drinking,
most of us girls needed to “fresbeti
up”, so we walked to the Student
Center before meeting our dates.
After “freshening up” we came out
of the budding, our names were
called, and our dates came forward.
We went to the football gatne
and saw Davidson stomp Stetson
43 to 7. After the game there was
a tea dance.
Between the dance and dinner
Salem girls were seen in frat
houses, playing bridge, and stroll
ing in the rain. After dinner there
was more dancing. All of us were
given a whirl by the ten or fifteen
I noticed several girls impressed
by a dashing Frenchman, Jytte
frantically talking Danish to a Nor
wegian, and Beverly’s blond hair
going wild as she rocked and rolled.
Salem-Davidson Day was a suc
cess. We have several very bad
cases of "snowed freshmen.” Maybe
the Class of 1960 will boast another
Harriet Harris !
Symphony, Civic Music, W F Play Highlight Week
Tonight. If you can beg or bor
row a ticket, try to hear the Swe
dish Male Chorus at Reynolds
Auditorium—sponsored by the Civic
Music Association. The Chorus is
the “top of its kind” . . . will be
singing the music of Sibelius, Grieg,
and LarS-Erid Larssen.
Saturday. Wake Forest plays
Carolina in Kenan Stadium, Chapel
Hill. Raw Edge is still at the
Carolina threatre; Canyon River at
Sunday. Toward the Unknown
starts at the Carolina; Winston
will be featuring Walk the Proud
Land. On the Waterfront starts
at the Winston-Salem drive-in.
Monday. 8:00, Wake Forest play,
The Innocents; a suspense story
based on Henry James’ short story.
Swedish Male Chorus
The Turn of the Screw. One male
and four coed parts. To be pre
sented “areana style” on the fourth
floor of the college library at 8:00.
Tuesday. 6:45 p.m. the FTA will
sponsor The Snows of Kilimanjaro
in the science building. (See back
The Innocents will be presented
again at Wake Forest.
Winston-Salem Symphony — Cle
mens Sandresky soloist. (Details on
Wednesday. The Senior class is
sponsoring a Halloween carnival in
Old Chapel at 8:00 p.m.
The Innocents at Wake Forest.
Thursday. A music film will be
shown at Salem.
Search for Bridey Murphy be
gins at the Carolina. These Wilder
Years is playing at the Bel-Air-
Friday. The Innocents. The Aca
demy is presenting a series of
one-act plays at 8:30 p.m.
NEXT WEEK I
Tuesday. Dr. John Watson Moore,
recently retired from the Winston-
Salem City School system, vydl
offer advice on “How To Study
and How To Prepare For Exams.”
Thursday. Sponsored by the Inter
national Relations Club, manned by
students and faculty, and moderated
by Dr. Africa, a panel ‘ will, bat
around varying opinions on Presi
dential candidates and political
parties with an eye to the coming