Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 28, 1958
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAMS WIN
THE OSLO SCHOLARSHIP
Smi| th erman^ Foard A re
Ch osen The Alternates
Pollock, Dennis, James Are Chosen
Class Presidents; Gatling And
Bolin Take Final Campus Posts
Class presidential elections have
alaced Mary Lois James as head
of the rising Senior Class, Nor
wood Dennis for the Juniors and
Leafy Pollock for the Sophomores.
Mary Lois who is from Maxton,
N. C., is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Marshall P. James. At the
present time, she is secretary of the
IRS and chairman of IRS week.
Evidences of her planning and or
ganization have been revealed this
week through the posters, the
speakers, the art exhibit, the chapel
program, and the various other
activities that the student body has
enjoyed and participated in during
the last week.
You may know Mary Lois as the
girl who hands out the Winston
and Salem sample cigarettes, V
she is the campus representative
for Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Mary Lois is a Sociology-Econo
mics major, and she is minoring
in elementary education.
House president of Clewell this
year, N o r w o o d Dennis, is from
Macon, Georgia. She is a history
major, and is well qualified to lead
the Juniors as she has served on
IRS and is a Stee Gee representa
Leafy Pollock, president-elect of
next year’s Sophomore Class, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Pollock of Kinston, N. C. Leafy
is considering a major in economics,
but has not decided definitely.
This year, she has served as Vice-
President of the Freshman Class
.and vice-president of tjie Freshman
Y Cabinet. Leafy is an active
participant in class projects such
as playing on the basketball team,
writing the script for the freshman
class skit and planning the Clewell-
Babcock freshman party.
Last week’s election placed Betsy
Gatling as Chief Marshal, after the
run-off with Jenny Elder last Mon
day. Ann Bolin was elected Na
tional Student Association Co
ordinator, after a run-off with Lynn
Betsy is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Gatling of Windsor,
N. C. She is majoring in English.
Extra-curricular activities for
Betsy include IRS, class business
manager for the Sights and In
sights, varsity basketball. She has
also served as campus fire captain.
Rather than spending this sum
mer vacationing as Betsy indicated
has been the case in the past, she
Evaluation Of Cut System
Begins After Holidays
The Committee on Class Atten
dance and a study committee of
Student Council met together on
March 21 to discuss our present
This matter has been discussed
all year by the Student Council and
has centered around the questions
The Y. W. C. A. is having an
Easter party for the orphans at the
Memorial Industrial School this
afternoon. The Y. W. C. A. is
taking two bus loads of girls theie
for an Easter egg hunt. Baskets
will be distributed to each child.
As you look over your clothes,
exchanging your winter wardrobe
for the Spring one, the Y asks
that you contribute to a clothes,
drive which they are sponsoring.
The clothes will be given to S'J s
at the Friendship Blouse in Win
ston-Salem. Skirts that do not
quite fit and coats that are too
short will make these girls who
need so much smile with apprecia
tion. The drive will continue until
after the Easter holidays, and boxes
will be placed in each dormitory.
i of possible effects on Saturday
[ clas.scs, of reasons for dissatisfac
! tion, and of personal development
which a more lenient system might
The cut systems of thirteen col
leges similar to 'Salem have been
investigated. The investigation
showed that in six of the thirteen,
the responsibility for class atten
dance rest vvith the individual.
Three others allowed a specific
number of cuts for the upperclass
men. In the others, three cuts per
class is regarded as the reasonable
maximum. In one, the professor
determines the number of cuts stu
dents may take in his coupe.
Considering the results of the in
vestigation as well as the points
brought out in discussion. Student
Council decided that more repion-
sibility for class attendance should
rest within the students.
The faculty committee mentioned
that in the investigation of other
schools a similar enrollment does
not necessarily mean simihanty m
such things as admission policies
hopes to get a job in a sumrher
camp in New England.
NSA Co-ordinator, Ann Bolin,
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Bolin of Nanaqua, Nicaragua.
She is a Home Economics major.
A freshman, Ann is in the Mo
dern Dance Club and the Blome
By W. R. A.
The campus athletic program is
under process of revision. The
A. A. has become the Women’s
Recreation Association. This is the
first step towards the improvement
of the extracurricular athletic pro
Another major change is tlie
initiating of two sister teams in
place of the class teams. These
two teams wdll be the combination
of the Freshman and Junior class
members and the Sophomore and
Senior class members. These two
teams wdll compete throughout the
year to earn a grand total of points.
A trophy wdll be awarded at the
final W. R. A. banquet to. the team
having the greatest total of points.
These points will be earned by
every participator in every sport
that is sponsored by the W. R.^ A.
Biveryone wall be idile to adil points
to her team’s total whether she
comes to basketball practice five
days a week or is merely a spec-
lator at tournament games. No in
dividual awards will be presented,
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Ifrankie Cunningham, junior, and
Nan Williams, soiihomore, have
been chosen as the winners of the
Corrin L. Strong Scholarship for
six weeks study at the American
Summer School of the University
of Oslo. The alternates for the
award are Jean Smitherman, jun
ior, and Susan Foard, sophomore.
I’rankie is the newly elected
Vice-President of the Student
Government. In her three years
at Salem, she has served as secre-
Council, and an active Pierrette.
Nan is from h'armville, N. C.
Jean Smitherman of Elkin, the
junior alternate, is the newly elec
ted Editor of the Salemite. Susan
Foard of .dsheville, the sophomore
alternate, is the new Managing
Editor of the Salemite.
This award is given annually to
a rising junior and a rising senior
by Corrin L. Strong, past United
States Ambassador to Norway and
a member of the Salem College
Board of Trustees. Mr. Strong is
the son o f the ' late Mrs. Hattie
Strong who was a part time
tary of the Choral Ensemble, Vice-
President of Sophomore Class,
Chapel Marshal, chapel organist,
and a member of the Order of the
Scorpion. Frankie is a resident of
Nan is the newly elected Secre
tary of the Student Government.
In her freshman year. Nan was
class president and served on the
1. R. S. Council and Student Coun
cil. This year, she is president of
Lehman Hall, a member of Student
resident on the campus, and who
gave the funds for construction of
the C o r r i n Refectory. Strong
Dormitory was built as a residence
for Mrs. Strong, and it is the
Mattie M. Strong fund winch
brings the foreign students to our
campus each year.
(Continued on page four)
an opportunity to show their ac
ceptance of responsibility m the
„rea of class attendance, there are
o Lr areas of campus citizenship
(Continued on page four)
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Every Easter, people from all
denominations and from all parts
of the country gather in the early
dawn to take part in the Moravian
Sunrise Service. Just before day
breaks, the congregation and band
groups who have played throughout
the city, conviene in front of Home
Church. At 5:30 a.m. the Bishop
takes his place on the front steps.
He greets the crowd, and then
reads the first portion of the Easter
As dawn breaks, the worshipers
proceed quietly to God’s Acre. The
band is divided into two sections
and provides sacred music to ac
company the procession.
Once in God’s Acre, the con
gregation arranges itself ^ m open
squares, and as the sun rises, they
join with the Bishop . in song and
prayer to reaffirm their belief in a
resurrected and eternally reigning
Wrlke Gives Suggestions
To New Student Council
This year’s Student Council held
its last meeting on Tuesday, March
25. While munching cookies and
sipping cokes ordered for this
special occasion, the girls made
suggestions to be turned over to
next year’s council.
Mary Curtis Wrlke, Student
Council President, announced the
formation of two committees which
will function under the new council.
They are a committee to investi
gate Salem’s class attendance sys
tem and one to make suggestions
as to a revision of the system of
representation. Mrs. Scott is chair
man of the first committee; Velva
Whitescarver, the second.
The outgoing President also feels
that all students should have defi
nite opinions on the subject of the
honor system, so she urged that
next year’s Student Council en
courage girls to discuss the system.
She also urged that the new coun
cil evaluate the House President s
Council, keeping in mind that it
saved the Student Council from
. having to spend a lot of time dis
cussing small penalties for infrac
tions of social rules, but that it
added more meetings to the all
ready full schedule of the House
President. Council members made
some suggestions for improving on
the House President’s Council as
it is set up now, and the sugges
tions along with Mary Curtis were
recorded to be turned over to the
Mary Curtis also suggested that
there be some clarification .of the
reasons a call down is given in
order to do away with the attitude
some students have that one can
take a call dowm and then go ahead
and break the rule involved.
At the close of the meeting Mary
Curtis thanked the Student Council
members for the fine job they had
done this past year. She looked
forward to the new year and said
to the 'members of the Council who
will serve for another year, “I am
sure that next year’s Student Coun
cil will do an excellent job, because
of the excellent leadership, and
because you want to, which Per
haps is most important of all.”