Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 27, 1937
Babcock Dorm and New Faces Highlight Orientation Week
Recreation Area In Babcock Dorm, Scene of the I. R. S. Combo Party
Salemites Impress New Faculty
After walking through the new
dfissrooms in Main Hall, I found
myself on third floor. I was com
pletely exhausted when I passed
Mr. Wilmer Sanders in the hall.
He invited me to stop by his of
fice. After the preliminaries were
over we talked for a long time.
Incidently Mr. Sanders is the new
language professor. He is teachmg
Freshman French and German. e
is also teaching Intermediate Ger
man and a German Literature
Mr. Sanders is a native of Lyons,
a small town m Eastern Pennsyl-
Mr. Sanders attended Kansas
University and Muhlanberg College.
While in the Army he became in
terested in the German language
thus, he attended the. l.huversity
of'Marburg in Germany and the
University of Basle in Switzerland.
He has also studied at the Univer
sity of Vienna-
Mr. Sanders did his graduate
work at Indiana University. An
he is completing his work there
for his Doctorate in German.
Before coming to Salem this
year, Mr. Sanders taught for three
years at Wake Forest College.
Being curious, I asked Mr. San
ders why he came to Salem an
what impressed him most about
Salem; He said that he came to
Salem because he would be team
ing both French and German. e
also likes this section of the coun
try and wanted to continue living
here after he left Wake Forest.
The first impression Mr. Sanders
had of Salem was the friendliness
of the girls. He also mentioned
the reception he received, from the
students. He likes the way girls
introduce themselves to him and
the ease with which he can
with the students. And Mr. ban
ders was especially impressed y
the close contact between the stu
dents and the faculty.
By the way girls—Mr. Sanders
is hot married.
As I left Mr. Sander’s office I
ran into another new face—Mr. T.
Carl Meigs. Since I was not ready
to climb down the steps from third
floor yet, I went into Mr. Meigs’
office for a short chat.
Mr. Meigs is new in the English
Department. He is teachmg Fresh
man and Sophomore English.
A native of Badin, North Caro
lina, Mr. , Meigs attended Wake
Forest College. For his graduate
work, Mr. Meigs went to Tulane
University where he is completing
his Doctorate work. Prior to com
ing to Salem, Mr. Meigs taught at
I decided to ask Mr. Meigs why
he came to Salem. He came here
because he is from North Carolina
and'he thought Salem was a nice
school. Also, he wanted to teach
in a small school where he would
have small' classes which he be
lieves promotes better teaching,
Mr. Meigs is very pleased with
Salem. He did say that it was
quite a shock to walk in a ckss-
room and see only girls. He is
used to seeing only boys at Tulane.
Mr. Meigs is married and he has
a three year old son.
When I left Mr. Meigs’ office it
Miss Byers lives in Greensboro.
She is originally from Durham and
she has lived in Massachusetts for
Miss Byers attended Ran4olph-
Macon College for Women where
she did her undergraduate work.
She did her graduate work at Rad-
cliffe where she received her Doc
One of the first impressions Miss
Byers had of Salem was the well-
organized procedure for school
opening. She liked the Orientation
Week program for the new stu
dents and thinks it was very suc
Miss Byers is teaching American
history, American government,
Russian history, and Western Civil
Mr. Denton, the new professor
in the Sociology-Economics depart
ment, has an office ne.xt door to
Miss Byers. I stopped by his of
fice to say hello.
I learned that Mr. Denton is
originally from Oklahoma.
He attended Oklahoma A & M
for his undergraduate work. Mr.
Denton did his graduate work at
the University of North Carolina.
And he is completing work on his
Doctorate this year.
In 1951-1953 Mr. Denton was a
member of a research group from
the University of North Carolina.
Fashions, Carnival Highlight
Freshmen Orientation Week
^ V aooointment with j This research program was in the
was time or m history ' Hydrogen Bomb area in Aiken,
Miss tor Bjers 1 Sooth Carolina. His problem was
:tor...e stobioor o Main one co.cern.r, wo.h ho.sinp and
While in graduate school, Mr.
After our discussion of Radcliffe
and the merits of graduate school,
I asked her why she came to Salem.
She said she came here because of
Salem’s reputation and because of
its excellent academic rating m
and out, of North Carolina. She
also wanted to teach in a small
college and in a woman s college.
Denton was an assistant in the
Institute of Research in Social
Mr. Denton came to Salem be
cause he is interested in the Liberal
Arts college program. He had
never been to a small school, and
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Orientation Week at Salem Col
lege began Sunday, September 15,
with the arrival of the new stu
dents and ended Sunday, Septem
ber 22, with the Y. W. C. A. recog
nition service. During this time
freshmen and new students under
went an extensive week of pre
paration for their 1957-1958 year
at Salem. They were tested, wel
comed, entertained by many dif
These girls from twelve different
states and five foreign countries
were greeted as they arrived at
Salem by the members of the Stu
dent Council and House Govern
ments. Later, they were introduced
to Dr. Dale H. Gramley and the
faculty at an open house given by
the Day Students and Music Club
in the Day Student Center.
Sunday night, an informal sing
and get-acquainted hour was held
in tlie modern Terrace Room of
the recently completed Mary Reyn
olds Babcock Dorm. At this time.
Mary Curtis Wrike, President of
the Student Body, welcomed the
The new students were tested
during the following week in Eng
lish, reading, math, French, Spanish,
Latin, music, and motor ability.
Various members of the faculty
assisted them with registration for
their first semester courses, de
pending on the results of the tests.
Student advisors also assisted the
new students, explaining to them
the rules and regulations of Salem
as staled in the handbook.
Various student organizations on
campus explained their activities
Monday night at a Club Carnival.
Curt Wrike, mistress of ceremonies,
introduced Jane Bridges, Martha
Duvall, Lynn Hamrick, Marybelle
Horton, Martha Jarvis, Shirley
Redlack, Barbara Rowland, and
Betsy Smith. They hoped to “selF’
their organizations with their
Tuesday night, Salem was host
to the Wake Forest boys , at a
combo party given by the I. R. S
The Royal Sultans’ three piece
band played while the freshmen
met and danced with the guests.
At ■ a freshman costume party
Wednesday night, given by the
Pierrettes, Mr. R. J. Campbell was
the master of ceremonies. The
judges for the most original and
imaginative costumes were Dr.
H. M. Lewis, Mrs. Lucille Scott,
Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, and Mr.
R. L. Wendt. First prize was
awarded to the “Six Brides for
Seven Brothers.” second prize to
“Tlie Beauty and the Beast,” and
third prize to the “Wizard of Oz.”
The prizes were free movie tickets.
The May Day Committee (Jane
Bridges, commentator) presented 3,
parade of/ Freshman Fashions
Tliursday night for ail tire return
The Formal Opening of Salem
College’s 186th Session was held
Friday, September 20. The Rev.
John H. Johanson, College Chap
lain, gave the Invocation, and the
Rev. R. Gordon Spaugh, Chairman
of the Board of Trustees, gave the
salutation. After President Gram-
ley made the opening remarks. Ivy
M. Hixon, Academic Dean, read
the academic honors. Mary Curtis
Wrike and Mrs. D. E. Ward Jr.,
president of the Alumnae Associa
tion, greeted the Student Body.
Following the Convocation, the
freshmen and new students were
entertained at an open house at
the Gramley’s home.
On Sunday, September 22, the
Home Moravian Church, honoring
Salem College, was host to the
entire student body. The Rev.
James C. Hughes spoke on “Living
With a Goal”.
The final orientation event was
the Y. W. C. A. recognition ser
vice held Sunday night in Old
Chapel. The freshmen, dressed in
white, were made official members
of the “Y” in a candlelight service
which ended around the fountain
with the singing of “Blest Be The
Tie That Binds”.
One hundred and fifty-two girls
had become a part of Salem and
Orientation Week was over.