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Twelve Beauties Chosen For May Attendants
Concert And Dance Begin Salemites Christmas Weekend
MEMBERS^OF THE 195« MAY COURT
Christmas Calendar Indicates Full Week;
Concert, Dance, Vespers, Orphan Party,
And Banquet Are The Highlights
Twelve Campus Beauties
Selected For May Court
Salemites will begin their week
end Christmas lestivit’es with a
concert given by the Duke Ambas
sadors. .The I. R. S. has planned
this concert as a new addition to
the traditional dance weekend. The
concert will be held in Memorial
Hall Saturday afternoon from 3:00
to 5:00. Marybelle Horton, presi
dent of the I. R. S., announced
that everyone is invited to attend
the concert, with or without dates
Following the concert the Presi
dent’s Forum has planned Open
House in all the dormitories.
From 6 ;00 until 7:00 a buffet
supper will be served in the Club
Dining Hall. This dinner is plan
ned especially for those couples
who will be on campus all weekend.
The tables will be decorated with a
Christmas theme in mind and din
Ruth Bennett Is Chosen
As Cotton Maid Finalist
Ruth Bennett, Salem’s nominee
for the Maid of Cotton Contest, has
been notified that she is one of the
Unknown to 'her, Ruth, from
Hartsville, South Carolina was giv
ing a talk on Norway to Mrs.
Gramley’s book club, wdiile Mary
Jo Wynne was pacing Strongs
basement with a telegram addressed
to Ruth from Memphis, Tennessee.
The sending address immediately
caused a cry of curiosty from
Ruth’s lips, but when she realized
that she was one of the ^enty
finalists in the Maid of Cotton
Contest, her first reaction was a
disbelieving “oh”, foHowed by an
enthusiastic “oh”, and ending with
everal hysterical “ohs .
Qualifications tor which balem
ites elected Ruth as our represen
tative were that she be photogenic.
5 feet 5 inches, in excellent health
willing and able to meet people
and from a cotton growing state.
In the final contest to be held on
January 2 and 3, 1958. these quah-
fications will be taken into con
sideration by the judges and it is
c„iem’s hope that Ruth will be
»s".he 1958 Maid of Co,-
ton In the event that Ruth is
chosen, she will begin a national
and international tour in January
terminating in August.
ner music will be the added at
At 9:00 the Refectory doors will
open and .Salemites and their dates
will enter a dining room which the
I. R. S. has transformed into
misty silver, gold, and green dance
floor. Look for the reflecting mir
ror ball which will give the effect
of snow flakes falling from the
sky. At the far end of the din
ing hall a fountain will be spotted
and rows of evergreen trees will
produce a frame effect on either
side of the fountain. A tall silver
Christmas tree laden with goW
tree ornaments will appropriately
lend to the Winterland atmosphere
These ideas, and many others have
been formulated to produce a con
ducive surrounding for the “Christ
mas At Salem” dance.
During intermission the I. R. S.
Cabinet will be presented and the
members, escorted by their dates,
will form a figure on the dance
floor. The following ctommitteer
chairmen will be presented: Betsy
Gatling, Decorations; Churchill
Jenkins, Refreshments; Ruth Ben
nett, Dance Bids; Mary Louise
Howell, Publicity; Marcille Van
Liere and Norwood Dennis, Figure;
Nollner Morrissett, Chaperones;
and Lynn Ligon, Tickets.
To conclude the weekend cele
brations, the Junior Class will
sponsor a “Midnight Munch”. From
12:00 to 1:00 the gathering place
.of all hungry couples will be in
the Day Student Center.
(Continued on Pace Six)
Elections were held last week to I
complete the May Court of Queen
Nancy Walker and Maid of Flonor
Nollner Morrissett. Campus beau
ties selected are Jane Bridges, Ruth
Bennett, Susan McIntyre, May
Terry, Lou Scales, Noel Hollings
worth, Lib Long, Grace ’Walker,
Carolyn McCloud, Jette Seear,
lerry Barron and Gertie Barnes.
Six of the girls are past mem
bers of the May Court. The only
senior on the court, Jane Bridges
is also chairman of May Day this
year. “Potts” is from Pottstown
Pa. and is majoring in art. She is
a member of the I. R. C., F. T. A.
Humanities Club and is. associate
editor of Sights and Insights.
Ruth Bennett and Susan Mc
Intyre are also repeaters and the
only juniors on the court. Ruth is
from Hartsville, S. C. and a his
tory major. Last summer she
studied in Oslo, Norway, on the
Strong Scholarship and is a mem
ber of I. R. S. Susan is from
Lumberton, an art major and was
chairman of the Parent’s Day Com
mittee last year.
Sophomores who have been on
the court before are May Terry
from Spartenburg, S. C. who is a
history major, L5u Scales from
Rockingham, N. C., a sociology-
economics major and Noel Holl
ingsworth from High* Point, N. C..
a home economics major.
New sophomores on the May
Court are Lib Long, a sociology
major from Blanch, N. C., und
Grace Walker who is the sister of
(Jueen Nancy Walker. Grace is
from Kinston and majoring in
The Freshman class is repre
sented by four girls who were
noticed first, perhaps, at the 1. R. S.
fashion show held in the fall. Jette
Seear from Denmark, the only for
eign student on the court is a
freshman representative. Others are
Carolyn McCloud from Elon Col
lege, N. C., Jerry Barron from
Chester, S. C., and Gertie Barne.s
from Lumberton, N. C.
Your attention is called to the
procedure stated in the Handbook
for those who wish to stay off
campus after the Christmas daiK.e.
Please remember that permission
and invitations must be on file in
the office of the Dean of Students
when you sign out. Sign-outs may
be made during office hours Fri
day, December 13, but they must
be completed by noon on Decem
No sign-out will be approved
after this time.
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Christmas sign-outs may be made
Monday and Tuesday, December 16
and 17 during office hours.
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The office urges each student to
attend to her sign-out before 4:30
Tuesday so that records can be
compiled. If you wish lunch at
college on Wednesday, sign o)»t
for 1:00 or later. If'you dk) not
wish lunch, your sign-out should
be for 12:45 or earlier.
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North Carofina State College is
host to the Fall Regional Assembly
of the Carolihas-Virginia Region
of the National Student Association
on December 12, 13, and 14. Sally
Bovard, Martha Duvall, Margaret
MacQueen, and Mary Curtis Wrike
are attending as Salem delegates.
They will attend discussion groups
on Student Government, Inter
national Affairs, Educational Af
fairs, and Student Affairs.