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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 2, 1956.
MAID OF HONOR ROSE TILLER AND MAY QUEEN NANCY BLUM
Homemakers Cop Honors
Two home economics majors trooped across campus from the Home
Management house last week and vyalked away with the May Court,
Nancy Blum, climaxing three years on the May Court, was selected
May Queen in last week’s balloting. Rose Tiller will serve her third
year on beauty row as Maid of Honor to the Queen.
Both girls, now completing a six weeks’ residence in the practice
house, will graduate in June with bachelor of science degrees in home
Nancy, the stately daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Blum of Winston-
Salem, joined the ranks of the boarders during her freshman and senior
years. Nancy has been on I. R. S. for three years, in the Pierrettes,
a meniber of the Home Kconomics Club, and a Junior Marshall. Haney
evaded the question asked about sports; she says that she “just loves
to sew and knit.”
During her summers, Nancy has modeled. at Alderman’s Studio in
High Point and served on the College Board at Thalhimer’s, Winston-
Salem. When she was a senior in high school, Nancy was chosen Black
and Gold Queen in the consolidated yearbook of the three city high
schools. As for her future plans,
Nancy says she is planning, on
doing some type of work, but she
has no definite plans.
Rose, the petite, doll-haired
daughfer of Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Tiller of Draper, is a member of
the Home Economics Club and the
F. T. A. She was also a Marshall
her junior year.
Rose enjoys swimming, but her
first love is going to football games.
When asked about having a hobby.
Rose replied that she like to take
The summer before her junior
year. Rose worked as a waitress
in Yellowstone Park. For part of
the summer of 1956 she worked at
Virginia Beach. After graduating
in June, Rose plans to take a short
rest before putting that hard-
earned teacher’s certificate to work.
Salem Plays Host To A.A. Meet
Thirteen N. C. Colleges Exchange Ideas
“Broaden your plans to include
all fans” is the theme of the an
nual conference of the North Caro
lina Athletic Federation of College
Women (N. C. A. F. C. W.) to
which Salem is hostess today and
tomorrow, November 2 and 3.
Two general sessions are to be
held—one at 2:00 Friday afternoon
and the other beginning at 10:00
On Friday afternoon Jo Smither-
man, a member of Salem’s A. A.
council, will moderate a panel com
posed of three faculty and three
The subjects for discussion are:
“Is 100% Participation Really
Necessary?”; “Are You A. A.
(Athletic Association) or R. A.
(Recreation Association)?”; “Are
Your Participants Award-Seek
ers?”, and “Are Your Bleachers
Faculty panelists wJilfc be Miss
Doris Hutchinson, Greensboro Pub
lic Schools, Dr. James Long from
Wake Forest College, and Miss
Dorothy Casey from Wake Forest;
three students, from Woman’-s Col
lege, Guilford College, and Appa
lachian will serve on the panel.
Following the panel the dele
gates will divide into discussion
groups to decide individually how
to make all fans become active
participants in their recreational
or athletic program. These groups
will report their findings at Satur
Miss Celeste Ulrich, from the
Department of Physical Education
of Woman’s College, will conclude
the convention on Saturday morn
ing with her remarks on the con
I Dr. Gramley, Salem’s president,
'will have an opportunity to give
Bessie Clarke, Rachel Ray s
mother (Rachel is an ex-member
of our senior class and now at
U. N. C.) was the first May Queen.
Mothers of two present Salemites
were members of the first court
Cam Boren Boone (Mary Ann s
mother) and Jennie Wolfe Stanley
(Marcia’s mother.) In these first
years the court was composed of
fourteen beauties instead of the
twelve that we have.
Strange as it may seem Salem
has had one May Queen crowned
twice. Fritz Firey was a little girl
queen in 1921 and nine years later
as a Salem student was again
Five Freshmen Deck Court
The freshman focus turns this
week to the quintet of lovely las
sies who represent the class of
1960 on Salem’s May Court.
From across the dell and Rock
ingham, North Carolina, comes Lou
Scales. Last year she was May,
Queen at the Academy.
She was also captain of the Gold
athletic Team, on the annual staff,
and a member of the dance com
Mr. Wendt has prospect, as Lou
is thinking seriously of a sociology
major. People are a hobby with
her and she is interested in wel
I decided that she ejther liked
“True Love” or lacked the initia
tive to go across the room to
change the last record on the
phonograph. A Carolina pennant
held the place of honor just over
the head of her bed, and there was
a picture of John on the desk.
She was the first Stevenson
supporter I had found . . . guess
she doesn’t like Ike!
I gave up trying to find her and
left a note for May-Terry to come
to my dorm. She’s from Spartan
burg, South Carolina, and another
member of the May Court.
A lover of drama, she devoted
much of her time in high school
to the dramatics club and their
activities. She came to Chapel
Hill her junior year as the star
of “The Dream”, and later served
as student director of another pro
When I asked what she wanted
to do with her history major she
explained that she plans to teach
in elementary school and “of
course, get married.”
She likes Salem, charcoal-broiled
steaks, and she has a sophomore
brother at Duke.
If Santa’s good to her, Noel
Hollingsworth will get a hi-fi set
for Christmas. That’s what she
She spent her last two years of
high school at the Academy where
she was chairman of the dance
committee and on the annual staff.
Her home is in High Point.
A home economics major, Noel,
too, plans to teach.
The main difference in the Aca
demy and the College is the social
regulation . . . she enjoys being
able to date.
You can find her in the science
building, working on her knitting,
or waiting for Ronnie. She’s going
to Shoe ’n Slipper at Duke this
I reached third floor somewhat
exhausted and was relieved to learn
that my last two subjects were
Westfield, New Jersey, boasts
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athletic abilities when he speaks
following the banquet Friday night
in the Club Dining Room.
During the banquet Gail Landers
will provide background music.
The convention will not be one
boring meeting after the other.
Following the general session on
Friday, delegates will have an op
portunity to browse through Old
And, following the banquet, the
delegates will change into comfort
able clothes and go to Old Chapel
where Salem students will provide
entertainment. The Choral En
semble and several Salem students
will provide entertainment. Mr.
Peterson will lead one of his
famous community sings.
Anne Miles, Salem’s A. A. presi
dent, is going to be most busy dur
ing the convention. Besides seeing
that the affair is gliding along
smoothly, she is presiding at both
Forty-eight delegates will be
spending the night in Salem’s
dorms. These girls represent Ap
palachian, Catawba, Duke, East
Carolina, Greensboro, Lenior
Rhyne, l^ars Hill, Meredith, Mon
treat, Wake Forest, Western Caro
lina, Wingate, and Woman’s Col
Delegates are to register in the
Student Union. They may come
for only one session if they wish,
his view on girls’ recreational and
Secret Society Reveals
Names Of New Members
Two sisters and four other Salem
College upperclassmen were recog
nized in assembly yesterday as fall
inductees into the secret Order of
The Scorpion. Dr. Ivy Hixson,
academic dean, made the announce
ment to the student body of new
members Jane Wrike, Mary Curtis
Wrike, Judy Golden, Martha Ann
Kennedy, Shirley Redlack, and Pat
All activities, officers, and rituals
of the Order are kept secret. The
entire membership is read only
once a year.
Dr. Hixson listed current mem
bership this morning, as including
seven seniors, Anne Miles, Made
line Allen, Jo Smitherman, Judy
Graham, Mary Walton, and Kay
Williams, and Carol Cooke.
Jane Wrike and Mary Curtis
Wrike are the daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. W. Curtis Wrike of Gra-
Th ree Plays
To Be Given
Three one-act plays will be pre
sented by Salem Academy in the
Academy Social Room Friday, No
vember 9, at 8:30 p.m.
One of the plays is Sunday’s
Child, an autobiography by Dr.
Elizabeth Welch, Professor of
Education and Psychology at Salem
College. With its setting in Okla
homa, 1916, the story concerns the
life of a Methodist minister’s
A second play is Edna Millay’s
Ario De Capo, a fantasy with the
traditional Pierrott and Columbine
The third presentation. Trifles,
is a murder mystery by Susan
Leading roles in the three plays
are portrayed by Jonne Barney (in
Sunday’s Child, Joan McLain and
Martha Curtiss (in Ario De Capo),
and Carolyn Bond and Barbara
Bitting (in Trifles).
The public is cordially invited.
Admission prices are 35c for stu
dents and 50c for adults.
ham. Jane, a senior history major,
plans to teach in elementary school.
She transferred to Salem after two
years at Saint Mary’s Junior Col
lege, Raleigh, and this year is
business manager of the college
yearbook, "Sights and Insights.”
Having served as stage manager
for a college dramatic production
last year, Jane is currently a mem
ber of the May Day committee and
the Athletic Association.
Mary Curtis Wrike, a junior, is
majoring in religion and plans- 'to
work after college as a director of
religious education. Her minor sub-
ects are elementary education and
sociology. Mary Curtis is secretary
of the Student Government Asso
ciation, a junior marshal, and a
member of the Pierrettes and the
Martha Ann Kennedy, Covington,
Tenn., is associate editor of the
college newspaper and worked dur
ing the past summer as reporter
for the Memphis, Tenn., Press-
Scimitar. A member of the college
lecture series committee, Martha
Ann is majoring in English and
has been active in campus drama
The second senior inductee into
the Order is Pat Greene of Ahos-
kie. Pat, president of the Senior
class, spent the past summer in
France, bolstering her French
major. Her vocational interest is
teaching. Active in May Day plan
ning, writing for student publi
cations, and past Choral Ensemble
activities, Pat’s election to presi
dent of her Senior class climaxed
a series of student offices including
cice-president of her Freshman
class, president of Clewell dormi
tory, and secretary of the Student
Judy Golden of Leaksville is an
English major and a junior. Judy
is creative as set designer for the
dramatics group and- acts as house
president of the Junior dormitory.
Her major course is English; her
vocational plans count on a career
A Statesville representative,
Shirley Redlack, is the sixth new
Scorpion. With a combined cur
riculum of history and elementary
education, Shirley has served as
president of her Freshman class
and house president of Clewell
dormitory. She is currently assist-
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