VOLUMN XLXI SALEM COLLEGE, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, 1971
WELCOME TO OUR GANG
CLASS or 75
Class of ’75,
Hi! I’m Spanky, the official
spokesman of Our Gang, the Orien
tation Committee. I want to be
one of the first to welcome you to
Salem. All of the upperclassmen
and I hope that you will soon love
Salem as much as we do.
This year marks Salem’s 200th
birthday and we hope that you will
help us celebrate. In 200 years
Salem and the Saleniites have estab
lished many traditions which will
become familiar to you this year.
I’ll give you a quickie tour of the
more outstanding ones.
The first one that you will notice
is the loud, happy times when the
upperclassmen return on Wednes
day. It’s a tradition that everyone
make as much noise as possible.
Don’t feel left out because you
don’t have any long lost friends;
before you know it you will be
joining right in the hugging, scream
ing and furious chatter.
Another tradition is the formal
opening assembly of the academic
year. This year it will be held for
the first time at night and it pro
mises to be quite impressive.
In October everyone will take an
afternoon off from classes to cele
brate Founder’s Day. After field
games and skits and much yelling,
one class is declared the winner of
Founder’s Day and everyone rushes
off to the Tavern or some other
hot spot to celebrate.
Christmas is a beautiful time at
Salem. Such traditions as the
Christmas banquet, Christmas
Candle Vespers, Senior Carolling
and the Y’s Orphanage Party keep
the Christmas spirit in all of us.
Dean Johnson’s coffee helps take
the pressure off exams and gives
us a break from all the frantic
Then in the spring everyone takes
to the outdoors to study, play, sun
bathe, and there is always someone
who thinks up something to do out
doors that no one has thought of
doing yet. Also we have Senior
tree and ivy planting to look for
ward to. Spring is really a busy
time for the seniors as they attend
dinners and teas and worry about
jobs or look forward to weddings.
Before you know it, it’s exam
time again and then it’s summer
and you are sophomores looking
forward to another year of tradi
tions and another freshman class.
So once more, for all of Our
Gang, let me w'clcome you, Class