SALEM COLLEGE V
Salem. North 'warcliwt
Thursday Installation Marks New Leadership
Chapel activities last Thursday
marked the beginning of a new
experience for quite a few Salem-
ites as the old heads of. the major
campus organizations stepped down
from office and the new leaders
.Judy Graham made a farewell ad
dress and handed the Stee Gee
gavel to the new president, Atary
Curtis Wrike. “Curt” began her
term with a revitalizing speech to
the student body. She ended by
saying, “I hope by now that you
have sensed the vital role each of
you must assume for an effective
Mr. Charles Medlin, accompanied
by Dean Clemens Sandresky, w'ill
entertain Salem music lovers Mon
day night at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial
Hall with an interesting pro.gram
of Sonatas for the cello and piano.
Mr. Medlin, who was a w'inner
of the Salem Sweetheart contest
several years ago, is an instructor
in violoncello and piano. He at
tended the University of North
Carolina and Juilliard School of
Music. _Mr. Medlin divides his
spare time between the Charlotte
Symphony Orchestra and the Win
ston-Salem Symphony Orchestra,
of which he is the first celloist.
The local artist also aj)pears in
the Carolina Hour, a television pro
gram telecast from Charlotte. He
is often seen locally with the Salem
In the summer, Air. Aledlin es
capes the. heat of Winstop-Salem
by going to the mountains around
Brevard, N. C.. where he instructs
and plays in the orchestra at the
Transltvania Music Camp.
Dean .Sandresky, who will share
the program with Air. Medlin, is
also well known to Salem girls.
He did professional study at Longy
School of Alusic, Juilliard School
of Music, Princeton University and
Columbia University. Mr. Sand
resky has also studied privately
with Oswald jTbnes and Lily Du
A program of Sonatas is planned
which includes :
Sonata in E minor ...Alercello
Sonata, Op. 5, No. 2 Beethoven
Concerto in B flat major—
The program will be closed -with
a sonata of modern tone written
by the contemporary American
This performance will conclude
the faculty recital series.
Student Government. It is an or
ganization for your benefit and one
which can only respond to your
acceptance of responsibility.
One thing remains certain. Any
organization, any student govern
ment, any honor system, and Salem
itself is only what you make it”.
After the new president spoke,
she installed the other officers
which complete the Stee Gee slate.
Taking their oaths of office were
vice-president. Alary Jane Gallo
way'; secretary, Martha Duvall;
and treasurer, Ann Brinson. These
girls are installed and take over
their,duties before school recesses
for summer vacation so that they
may have a chance to work with
the previous officers.
Dressed in the traditional white
outfits worn for installations, the
other major organization heads
each took their oaths. They w'ere
the three class presidents, the pre
sidents of the A. A., Y. VV. C. A.,
and 1. R. S. The chairman of Alay
Day, the editors of the Salemite
and Sights and Insights, the N,S.A.
co-ordinator and the chief marshal
were also installed.
Newly installed Stee Gee President, Mary Curtis W rike, swears into office organizational heads, Barbara
Rowland, “Y” President; and Betsy Smith, A. A. Pre 'dent.
> Dr. Lucy Leinbach Wenhold, a
j former head of the Modern Lan
guage Department at Salem Col
lege, died in a local hospital on
. April 2.
An alumna of Salem Academy
and College, Dr. Wenhold received
• her Ph. D. degree from the Uni
versity of North Carolina. She
later did research work in Paris
.: and Madrid.
' Dr. Wenhold taught at Salem
) Academy from 1919 until 1927, at
which time she began teaching at
i Salem College. Upon her retire-
^ ment in '1948, Dr. Wenhold became
"f professor emeritus.
New officers Include: Lynn Hamrick, Pierrette President; Patsy Buell, Day Student President; June
Gregson, Chief Marshal; and Sally Bovard, N. S. A. Representative.
EI©ctions Fill Last Four Major Offices
rey Kennedy; so she already has' of the Pierrettes has had dramatic
experience both in the Salem pro
ductions and in the fummer, out
door drama at Cherokee, N. C. This
some insight into her new position.
Elections of four more major
campus officers were completed
this past, week. Those elected
were Patsy Buell, Day Student
President; Sally Bovard, N. S. A.
co-ordinator; June Gregson, Chief
Marshal; and Lynne Hamerick,
After two votings, the tie be
tween Patsy Buell and Frances
Cunningham was broken with Patsy
summer she will be a member of
“The Lost Colony” cast,
emerging as the victor. Patsy is
a religion major and is planning to
teach in elementary school. She
is the only married student to fill
a major office on Salem’s campus.
Sally Bovard, a freshman from(
Durham, has been assistant to the
present N. S. A. co-ordinator, Aud-
She also is taking part in the May
Day pageant and works on the
Salemite. She is a history major
and plans to teach.
Our new Chief Marshal, June
Gregson of Richmond, Va., is a
history major and plans to teach
in the elementary grades. This
year, she was chairman of the pro
duction staff of the Parents’ Day
program, and she is participating
in May Day.
By Cl asses
The elections for presidents of
the rising sophomore, junior, and
senior classes were held last Alon-
day. These mark the end of this
Nancy Cridlebaugh from High
Point, N. C., was elected president
of the Senior class. Nancy is a
religious major and has been active
in many Salem organizations dur
ing the past three years. At ]>re-
sent Nancy is Student Government
Representative for the Junior class
and is also serving on the House
Council of South. She was a mem
ber of the Freshman “Y” council
and "Y” cabinet and is also secre
tary of the F. T. A.
The present secretary of the
Sophomore class, Margaret Mac-
Queen is well suited to her new
role as president of the Junior
class. She is a Latin major and is
from Clinton, N. C. Alargaret has
served on the Athletic Association
council and is treasurer of the
A. A. this year. She helped with
the scripts for both the Parent’s
Day program and the Sophomore
chapel program, and most of us
can recognize the MacQueen touch
in many of the articles vhich ap
pear in the Salemite.
Jenny Elder from Siler City,
N. C., is the new president of the
Sophomore class. This year she
served as president of the Metho
dist Student Fellowship, and as
secretary of ih^ Freshman class.
Jenny’s major is economics-socio
logy, and she plans to do some
type of personal work when she
And A Trip
This is a big weekend for the
Home Economics majors on cam
pus as they stage their first Ging
ham Tavern dance and send some
members off to Flora MacDonald
College for a convention.
Gingham Tavern gets its name
from the red checked gingham
cloths used on the tables and the
wax covered bottles used to hold
candles on each table. The,se
decorations create an atmosphere
much like that of an Italian restau
rant or tavern. These decorations
remain the same for all Gingham
Tavern dances but a change in the
rest of the decorations will com
pliment this year’s theme, “April
The dance will be' from 9:00 to
12:00 in the Day Student Center
with music being played by the
Ralph Korsh combo. Refresh
ments will be available for the
dance which is informal and open
to Salemites for $1.50 a couple.
Off on a Home Economics con
vention this weekend are Carol
Cook, Shirley Hardy and Lucinda
Oliver with their adviser. Airs.
Snow'. The girls left after lunch
today for Flora MacDonald College
in Red Springs, N. C. and will re
turn tomorrow afternoon in time
for Gingham Tavern.
The convention is an annual af
fair attended by representatives
from Home Ec. departments of all
North Carolina colleges. Last year
the convention was held at 'Wo-
Lynne Hamrick, the new leader mans College in Greensboro.