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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 11, 1957
Number 1 2
Elvis Came, Tom Left,
Wake Settled To Stay
In Leap Year Semester
The first semester besan in leap year and leapt into 1957 as people
did and said history-making things.
Much was said during orientation week. Ask the freshmen, now-
veterans of the Salem way of doing things.
A number of dignitaries spoke at the opening convocation on Septem
ber 22; Dr. Gramley, in election year fashion, keynoted the year with
a stated belief in the value of learning. For these reasons: “how to
think, to build self confidence, to comprehend history, and art, to judge,
SENIORS LINE UP FOR OPENING CONVOCATION
to form high ideals, to understand one’s fellowman, and to gain security
and happiness in the midst of great change.
Change was the great topic of conversation at first. The student
center, with its free juke box and mechanized „„„
under Old Chapel. Upstairs, for two n'Rhts at least, Hector Homespun
(alias Anne Miles) sailed on a musical holiday arranged by the Jo>c
Taylor-Nancy Warren travel bureau. _
Wake Forest boys were all over the place. Their president, Dn
Tribble, was asked to pay a daytime visit on a particular day. Founders
The Lecture Series committee prepared for British statesman Herbert
Morrison. The whole city joined Salem m honor of Bishop Howard
Rondthaler, who died after a short illness. c- ■ aii n
Rathskellar began to be a familiar word ^ ^‘YirOslo'" ^
Martha Jarvis claimed to have known many such places in Oslo.
High fidelity record collectors on campus had quadrupled and the race
LYNNE HAMRICIC CAROL CROTCHFI|LD^AND BILL SMITH
PRACTICE A SCENE FROM THE GRASS MAKr.
MARY AVERA PLAYS THE ROLE OF THE SENIOR ADVISER TO THE BABINGTON TWINS
DURING ORIENTATION WEEK.
was on. Carol Campbell talked her way into the Robert E. Lee and
interview'ed Phil Silvers.
Casting the male roles for “The Grass Harp looked hopeless. Lynne
Hamrick was given the female lead.
Two-thirds of the campus indicated Eisenhower was' the man for the
job; but even a few aw'ed Republicans were in on the meeting of Demo
cratic Senator John Kennedy when he visited Old Salem. Marcia Stan
ley got in with some Wake Forest democrats and met Kennedy at the
North Carolina Young Democrats' convention uptown.
Practice teachers began to practice getting up at seven o’clock. A
“Mind Your Manners” week was announced by the I. R. S. and family-
style dinner became the object of genuine rebellion.
A poll revealed that 170 Salem girls had dated Wake Forest boys
during the first two weeks of school. Ivy league stripes, grays, and
greens spread even to Salem from up North and telecasts came down
proving that the Yankees beat the Dodgers.
Nan Williams of Farmville was chosen head of the oriented freshmen.
The Y Council brought three religious leaders to campus for a week of
The Woman’s College newspaper fired a reply to a comparative article
written for the Salemite by a transfer from the Greensboro branch of
Carolina. The Wake Forest and Salem student council members plan
ned a dinner meeting and Steve McNamara, late of the Winston-Salem
Tournal, provided a provocative newspaper article for the group to toss
Nancy Blum of Winston-Salem surprised no one by being chosen May
Queen. Rose Tiller, maid of honor, headed a twelve-member court
dominated by five freshmen.
Clemens Sandresky was piano soloist with the Winston-Salem Sym
phony and the Swedish Male Chorus sang for the Civic Music Asso
Girls from thirteen North Carolina colleges gathered on campu.s for
the annual convention of the state Athletic Federation of College
Women. The Scorpions announced six new members, including Jane
Wrike, Mary Curtis Wrike, Judy Golden, Martha Ann Kennedy, Shir
ley Redlack, and Pat Greene.
The administration put its foot down and said nobody could spend
the night in town after the Wake Forest homecoming dance coming up.
A. Salemite reporter anticipated a later flourish of Ku Klux Klan
meetings in this area and covered one during a Davidson week-end.
Sissie Allen and the yearbook copy-writers were on the usual catacombs
safari in search of originality.
Dr Ernest Griffith, Rondthaler lecturer, talked in a number of Hasses
on government and how it rvorks. The voluntary attendance theory did
not work when he lectured in Memorial Hall.
Members of the faculty contributed art they owned to a Memorial
Hall exhibit arranged by Mr. Shewunake. The Choral Ensemble took
off by bus for New York and Pennsylvania.
“The Grass Harp” showed off a tree house engineered by Judy GoWen
and a tragic-comedy mood .concocted by Miss Riegner and Truma
^ M°ary Louise Lineberger and Ranny Lewis had the best-decorated
freshman room. The new dormitory behind Society went into the or
ange beam stage and Society residents sometimes went into hysterics.
Martha Jarvis and Becky Hinkle were initiated into Phi Alpha Theta.
The Home Economics Club initiated Christmas happenings with an an
nual tea in the home management house.
From that time on, annual Christmas happenings happened and
left. There was a love feast, the Putz across at the brothers House
dance for which The Southerners played. Each dorm had a PartT. the
seniors went caroling, and sophomores gave a banquet. Dr. Gramley
read “The Littlest Angel,” and the’
seniors lighted everybody’s candle
and then sang “Morning Star.”
Tom Perry sold his drugstore
during the Christmas flurry. Jane
Carter left the Public Relations of
fice for a position on the uptown
paper. Dr. French was given a
$3,000 grant and an assistant to
continue his cancer research.
A Sears Santa Claus told a
Salemite reporter: “I don’t think
this Elvis fad will last nearly as
long as I have.” We liked Elvis,
but we went home on the 18th
hoping Santa Claus was the better
man of the two. When we came
back it was no longer leap year.
Just an ordinary year with exams