North Carolina Newspapers

    Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 10, 1958
Volume XXXVlll Number 1 2
Ruth Bennett Places In
Maid Of Cotton Contest
Third Place
Awarded To
Salem’s Entry
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Books, Makeup Work Occupy Time
As Deadlines And Exams Approach
In Memphis, Tenn. on January
3, a panel of seven judges picked
Salem’s Ruth Bennett as second
alternate for the 1958 Maid of
Cotton from among 20 girls of sur
passing beauty and charm.
Beauty of face and figure, photo-
genity, personality, and background
and training were among the quali
ties on which the judges made
their decisions. Physical strength
was considered also since the Maid
will make a six months tour in
behalf of the cotton industry.
The information sheet issued on
the candidates carried a picture of
iiuth on the front page and stated
that she is from Hartsville, S. C
and is majoring in History here at
Other inforamtion on Ruth at
Salem stated that she won the
scholarship offered by former U. S.
Ambassador to Norway, Corrin
Strong for study in Oslo, she is
on the Dean’s List, May Court,
and secretary-treasurer of Phi Al
pha Theta, national honorary his
tory fraternity.
The information sheet empha
sized that the judges were search
ing “not merely for a beautiful
girl. Rather . . . for the most
beautiful girl we can find who is
also so well equipped with a top
flight personality, and a backgroud
of stability and culture, that Am
erica’s greatest agricultural
try will be proud to have her :as
its representative and ambassadw’
Ruth stated that the elimiixafwu
of the first ten contestants w^'a
quick process. The group jsa-s
then slowly narrowed down to ^vr
and finally the three finafiste
cluding Ruth were called ob t't**;
Pictures and feature stories^ W«»«
run in the Memphis Pj*e8S-Scnrti^s»‘
and the Commercial Appeal slew
ing and telling about Ruth aiul the
other girls in their final victor^
'The Maid chosen was Jean Ca»*i'i
of Atlanta and the other alterniite
was Alice Condon of Memphis,
Stemming from Ruth’s EXBe»-
ience at the contest, Candy Jones,
famous modeling agent in N>lw
York has offered Ruth a job with
her firm next summer. Ruth wih
be given modeling instruction arid
then turn professional. Miss
told Ruth, in an interview, that »V
would like to use her on televfe'hm
Twice a year, the atmosphere of
gloom, books, and long overdue
assignments pervades the campus.
For those who have been through
the ordeal before, it’s bad enough,
hut the first semester freshman
feels that it’s about time for the
Last Roundup. As I wandered
throug hthe halls of Clewell, I
passed one Official Busy Sign after
another. Finally coming to a room
that didn’t seem to be barricaded,
I knocked gently, afraid to break
the quiet that echoed down the
yellow halls.
In response to a weary “Come
in’’, I started in, only to stumble
over an assortment of stuffed toys
that had had to be moved from
their usual places to make room
for a twpewriter, a large nad scat
tered supply of notebook paper,
and what looked like a fine collec
tion of algebra works. The algebra
book sprawled open on the bed as
its frustrated reader sat surrounded
by a proof of the binomial theorem
that looked to me like a mural
from Egypt.
Mary Jane was my little sister,
but I could think of few words of
comfort: “Well, ah, . . . not many
people flunk out at midterm.
This didn’t seem to cheer her
much but the brownies Mother
had sent put a gleam in her eye
for a second or two. The atmos
phere was so thick with math I
didn’t stay long. These freshmen
had the right idea—I ought to be
back up there in South finishing
that list for Dr. Welch. But maybe
I ought to stop by Lehman on my
way and see if I’d managed a
reasonable grade on that open book
I found Dr. Welch surrounded on
one side by what looked like sev
eral hundred papers, from Educa
tion 220. In her lap was an em
bryo of the psychology exam. On
the table I could see what ap
peared to be the making of a large
flannel borad. Dr. Welch looked
up with a weary eye. I began to
think maybe teachers had to do a
little work on these exams too. As
a matter of fact, if you thought
about it, their work started before
ours and didn’t end until we had
already collapsed and gone home.
It was a sobering thought to think
that maybe one of these days
I’d be on the giving end of exams.
But not yet.
Leaving Dr. Welc hto her psy~
chology, I began trudging along
the bricks to South. People at
home had been telling me how
wonderful the junior year in col
lege was—^more fun and less work.
Why did they make rash state
ments like that?
The hallway in South was va
cant except for the overflowing
ashtrays; and Bony Moronie seem
ed to have given up for once. The
TV set was gone from its usual
place of honor, and in its place
there was a grim sign reminding
us to “thimk”. “Flunk now—avoid
the rush later” adorned the mantel.
I picked my way around studious
Salemites, and dragged up to my
room. I’d better clear away all
remains of that birthday cake we’d
been eating to console ourselves.
(Continued on page three)
Are Displayed
n Music Hall
Are Slated
For Judging
A composition notebook has been
compiled by the Advanced Compo
sition Class to be judged next
Tuesday at 3:30 during a Forum
at Miss Byrd’s apartment.
Each girl in the class has at
least one paper in the class note
book to be judged. Selecting the
material which was entered were
Mary Jo Wynne, Jean Smitherman
Shan Helms and Ann Summerell.
Invited to be on the forum to
discuss the work done during the
year are Judy Graham Davis, Dr.
Dale Gramley, Mr. Stevens and
Jim Rush.
From the class, a committee has
been organized to furnish light
refreshments for the afternoon.
Several of the compositions en
tered in the notebook, have pre
viously appeared in the Salemite. ■
too. '
Ruth Reveals
Activities Of
This past New Year’s Eve . wras
the quietest I’ve spent in a«es.
Instead of livin’ it up at the JJt*-
nual Club dance I washed my liaiv,
wrote a speech on why. I would ,f)c
a good Maid of Cotton, and heJpe«l
Mother pack our clothes for Mk«»-
phis and the Maid of Cotton 'istre
test. What a job that pa"cking was,
especially when time came to stuff,
and 1 do mean stuff, two enoWBO*®
skirtted evening gowns plus hooi«
and crinolines into boxes.
everything to the last ear ,bob .was
included, we had filled two aw*-
cases, two large boxes, a cosMnVtW:
case, and a hat box—all this .toy a
two day stay in the former rebel
strong hold. However, all
clothes were essential, for dtttrtig
the next two days, I would ctov^c
outfits at least three times a .My.
And, of course, I had to have Ihc
right hat, shoes, pocketbook, arwl
gloves for each dress, which, V
the way, had to be cotton.
Mother and I flew to
on New Year’s day. We ar.riv»'d
at the Peabody Hotel about 2iOC
p.m., and, after unpacking all jttw
baggage, I promptly crawled in b*’d
for a nice long nap. No .stXJtv;)
had I stretched out, than the phi5iM:
rang; some news photographers
wanted a group of us in the lobby
in an hour for picture taking,. 'At
this time I met the nineteen olte:r
finalists from all the “cottin piefcw.’
states in the Upited States.*’
The judging period was two tej'3,
January 2 and 3, with activities b.’-
ginning at 8:30 in the mornif^s
and ending at 11:00 or later in tl»c
News in Review
All work for the first semester
must be in by 6:00 p.m. January
15. Registration for second semes
ter will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m, on Monday, January 27.
^ Reminder
The Dean of Students Office
wishes to remind all students that,
unless they have six consecutive
exam periods free, they are not
allowed to leave Winston-Salem
even in the daytime until they have
finished all their exams. (See page
31 of the Flandbook if you have
any questions concerning this rule.)
When you have finished all your
exams you are privileged to go
home immediately. Sign-outs to
go home between semesters may
be made any time during office
Reading Day Coffee
All students and faculty are . in
vited to the Deans’ Coffee on
Reading Day. This coffee will be
held in the Club Dining, Room
from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Read
ing Day, January 16. Freshmen
and Juniors are requested to cc)me
between 10 and 10:30. and Sopho
mores and Seniors between 10:30
and 11:00.
Sunday Vespers
The program for Vespers Sun
day, January 12, will be the film
of the Choral Ensemble’s television
program with CBS^ in New York.
The movie will begin after a short
devotional at 6:30 and will last ,i
half hour. The place is to be an
nounced. All who are interested
in seeing this showing of the
Christmas program are invited.
Fifty of Ross Abrams’ woodcuts |
illustrating Victor Hugo’s Tollers ]
of the Sea will be displayed in |
Memorial Hall from now until Jan- |
uary l3. I
The artist, Ross Abrams, was |
awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
for creative work with the color
woodcut in 1951-52. In addition to
private collections in Sweden, Great
Britain, France, Spain, and this
country, his prints hang in Victoria
and -Albert Museum in London, the
Library of Congress in Washing
ton, he New York Museum of
Modern Art, and the Philadelphia
and . eattle Museums.
.hbrams has recently made an
edition of 200 prints for the Inter
na n ^-raphic Arts Society and
.; 0 n of 100 prints for Col-
Icciors >f merican Art, Inc. He
, anted by the Korman and
oraries Galliers in New
"his Riehmond-born
artist is at present on the art
ichmond Profes-
Scripts From Children’s
Lit Class Are Broadcast
Each Wednesday from 9:30 to
9:45, over WSJS, the Winston-
Salem Community Radio and Tele
vision Council will sponsor, pro
grams from scripts written last
spring in the Education 210, Child
ren’s Literature Class.
The schedule of programs re
leased by Dr. Elizabeth Welch is
as follows:
Jan, 22—Silvia Osuna — George
Frederick Handel
Jan. 29—Mary Curtis Wrike—
I Franz Joseph Haydn
1 Feb. 5 — Nollner Morrissett-—
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I Feb. 12—Lillian Holland — Lud
wig Von Beethoven
Feb. 19—Becky Hinkle ■— Franz
Peter Schubert
Feb. 26—Molly Ann Lynn — Ro
bert Schumann
Others to follow in March and
April are on instruments of the
orchestra and more composers.
Nancy Sexton — Brass . Ins't»*»-
Nancy Criddlebaugh—The
Suzanne DeLaney — The Stihtu*®
and The Percussion Sectidfi
Anis Ira—Stephen Foster i
Bren Bunch — Peter Tschailiow-
Susan Childs—Frederic ChoRin
Closs Jennette — Guiseppi V«»di
Patsy Buell—George Gershvsfai
The scripts were under the super
vision of Dr. Welch and Miss
Samson and will b^ broadcast
every city and couiity school
The programs have been p*;p-
duced by the Radio Club of. WiMj
School under the direction of Mt*'-
Douglas Carter. Seventh gratile
boys and girls take most of il«e
parts, make the sound effect!)
furnish all of the music.

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