Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 9, 1956.
Dr. ©riffith To Lecture
Under Rondthaler Grant
Dr, Ernest Stacy Griffith will
lecture in Memorial Hall Monday
night under the sponsorship of The
Rondthaler Lecture Committee.
Dr. Griffith’s subject will be
“Government by Consensus,” with
some reflections on the presidential
election. The lecture is set for
8:30. Dr. Griffith will be the
Chapel speaker on Tuesday morn
The Lecture Committee, headed
by Dr. Philip Africa is made up
of approximately ten faculty mem
bers representing all departments
of the college. Each year it brings
to Salem some person or persons
whom it feels will traverse depart
mental lines and contribute to a
deeper understanding, on the part
of both students and faculty, of
education in a liberal arts college.
The Rondthaler Lecture Fund
was established by the Alumnae
Association in 1952 in honor of
Salem’s twelfth president and his
wife, the late Bishop and Mrs.
Howard E. Rondthaler. The pur
pose of tjie lectures is to promote
the interchange of ideas through
This year’s lecturer, a 59-year-old
U. S, Government official and so
cial scientist, w'as born in Utica.
N. Y. He was graduated in H917
from Hamilton College, where
majored in the classics and in
mathematics and won prizes in
Greek, Latin, mathematics, and de
He won a Rhodes scholarship
and studied at Oxford. In 1925 he
received his doctorate.
Dr. Griffith has taught a great
deal, especially civics, economics
and government. He was Dean of
the American University Graduate
School. Devoting much of his
time to writing, he has produced
several books on government which
have been best-sellers.
A Republican, he has been de
scribed as having “middle-of-the-
road opinions” in politics.
Since 1940 Dr. Griffith has been
director of the Legislative Refer
ence Service, which collects facts
and gives information on any sub
ject to Congressmen. “Any sub
ject” is right. One Congressman
applied to the LRS for information
concerning the writing of a letter
welcoming his new son-in-law into
Many of their research problems
are legal ones. The LRS presents
all sides of- a question with no
partiality or recommendations.
Dr. Griffith is tall and has gray
hair—“what there is of it,” he says.
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Seven Seniors Make Who’s Who
Seven Salem College seniors have
been elected by a faculty com
mittee to represent the college in
the 1957 edition of Who’s Who In
American Colleges and Universities
Notified by a letter from the
academic dean yesterday were Sis-
sie Allen, Carol Cooke, Cecelia
Black Corbett, Judy Graham, Pat
Greene, Louise Pharr, and Jc
Sissie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j
James B. Allen of Troy, is editor
of the Sights and Insights. A i
piano major, Sissie studied during -
the past summer under the Strong |
Scholarship to the University of!
Oslo, Norway. I
Her extracurriculars include May i
Day committee work, Pierrette
lighting, Salemite writing, and
membersliip on the Athletic Asso
She has been house president of
Strong, president of her sophomore
class, and an active Student Coun
cil member. Sissie is a Scorpion
and belongs to the Honor Society
Carol Cooke, a home economics
major who plans to teach, is the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. C. E
Cooke of Durham. Carol is presi-
Pierrette’s Grass Harp Is Tuned Up
It’s almost time. AVhether jmn are in it or not you sense it in tlie atmosphere and feel it
through the participants.
Miss Eeigner hurries through dinner. Lynn Hamrick rushes up the stairs of Old Chapel
promptly at 6:59 every night. Carol Crutchfield mutters to herself, “I’m affectionate; 1 have
an affectionate nature”. Barbara Durham is in a dilemma as to whether to use a real table
or a “just pretend” one. Mr. Yarbrough is employing his talent in tree house building. And
AVake Forest boys are here every night and not to pick up dates.
What does it all mean? The Pierrettes fall play. The Grass Harp, is going into its final
stages. Play books have been set aside and the characters are almost ready to present their
production scheduled for next Mo'hday and AYednesday.
AA^ake Forest and Winston-Salem men are taking the male leads in the prod.irction. Judge
Charlie Cool is played by Dave Cox. Bill Smith, a junior at AVake Forest,^ plays the part of
a 15-year-old boy John Fulford plays the part of Dr. Morris Eitz—“a little crook who is
out tb steal the dropsy.”
Other AYake Forest men are Marx Hawthorn as the Eeverend, Fred AA^ardlow as the Sheritt,
Joe Hayes as the postmaster and Ed Jones as “Big Eddie Haver.” Bob Harrington, Winston-
Salem, plays the role of the gossiping barber. ■ n
Lynn Hamrick, a junior from Winston-Salem, portrays Dolly Talbo the immntor of the
dropsy cure. Martha Jarvis, a junior from Miami, Florida, is Y erena Talbo, Dolly s domineer
ing and dogmatic sister, Catherine, the big Negro maid is portrayed by Carol Crutchfield..
Martha Ann Kennedy, Carol Campbell, Peggy Daniel, and Sarah Vance have character
parts in The Grass Harp. Admission is $.60 for students and $1.00 for adults. Curtain tune
is 8 :30.
Rosemary Laney has been named
Freshman editor of the 1957 Sights
and Insights. Five freshmen aded
to the staff, according to Sissie
Allen, are Ann Luttrell, Anne
Thompson, Jytte Liljeberg, Har-
riett Davis, and Sara Catherine At-
* * ♦
The following schedule changes
become effective November IS.
History 220 — 9:25 Tues., Thurs.
Fri. Room 42. ' Sociology 212—
(Begins Nov. 19) 12:10 Mon., Wed.,
Fri. Room 8. Physi Ed. 240—3:40
Mon., Wed. Room 4. Religion 241
—1:50 Tues,, Thursi, Room 24.
Music 160—3:40 Mon., 1:50 Thurs.,
A SCENE FROM THE GRASS HARP INVOLVES LYNN HAM
RICK, CAROL CRUTCHFIELD, AND BILL SMITH.
Due to the Duke-Wake • Forest
football game scheduled for No
vember 17, Gingham Tavern, also
scheduled for that Saturday, has
been postponed. The Home Eco
nomics Club will sponsor the an
nual informal dance later in the
* * *
Dr. Hixson will go to Louisburg,
N. C., Monday for the inauguration
of the new Louisburg College presi
dent, C. B. Robbins.
Dr. Gramley will meet the fresh
man seminar groups at his home
at 12:10 Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, Nov. 13, 14, and 16.
dent of the Home Economics Club,
a member of the I. R. S. council
has been secretary of both the
F. T, A. and the junior class.
She has done costume work for
the Pierrettes and the May Day
During the past summer she
.worked in the Public Relations de
partment of Duke University. Carol
is a member of the Order of the
Cecelia Black Corbett of 2347-A
•Salem Court, Winston-Salem, be
came a day student after her mar
riage to R. E. Corbett during the
summer of 1955. Her home was
originally in Wilmington.
Cecelia is off-campus vice-presi
dent of the Student Government
Association. An art major, Cecelia
was vice-president of her sopho
Judy Graham, president of the
Student Government Association
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
O. L. Graham of Bartow, Fla.
Majoring in English and getting a
secondary teachers’ certificate, Judy
has had roles in several Pierrette
plays, written for both the Salemite
and the yearbook, and served on
the I. R. S. council.
She was house president of So
ciety dormitory, treasurer of her
sophomore class, president of her
junior class, and a member of the
Judy’s summers have been spent
working as a waitress in Canada,
handling a recreation job here in
Winston-Salem, and attending
summer school and traveling in
Florida. She is a Scorpion and a
member of the Honor Society.
Pat Greene, currently president
of the Senior class, is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Greene
of Ahoskie. Having spent the past
summer studying in France, Pat
plans a teaching career, abroad if
possible, in the field of French.
She has been president of Cle-
well dormitory, vice-president of
her freshman class, and secretary
of the Student Government Asso
ciation. She is a Scorpion.
On-campus vice-president of the
Student Government Association
Louise Pharr is the daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. John R. Pharr of Char
Louise was secretary of her fresh
man class and treasurer of the Y.
Her major office during the junior
year was chief marshal; she has
been president of the Presbyterians.
Her summers have been spent
working for the college board at
Ivey’s in Charlotte, counselling at
I a church camp, summer school, and
a two-months’ trip to Europe.
Jo Smitherman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Smitherman, Elkin,
is editor of the Salemite. Jo, an
English major, was recipient of the
Oslo Scholarship for study in Nor
way during the summer of 1955.
I j She has served for three years
II on the Athletic Association council
was assistant editor of the Sights
I and Insights last year, and attended
^ evening summer school at Columbia
ji; while working in New York during
I the past summer.
Jo is a member of the Honor
Society, the Order of the Scorpion,
and Phi Alpha Theta.