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Pinky Interviews
Tootsie Iioaps
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 27, 1948
Number 16
Nationally Known Cellist
Will Give Concert Here
Joseph Schuster, the noted cellist,
will appear here in concert Monday,
March 1, at 8:30 p. m. in Eeynolds
Auditorium under the auspices of the
Civic Music Association.
Of Russian parentage, Schuster
was born in Constantinople. When
he was three, his family returned
to Eussia where he received his en
tire musical education. His talent
was discovered early, and as a child
prodigy, he appeared frequently in
public.” At the age of ten he was
given a scholarship to the St. Peters
burg Conservatory of Music. Having
caught the attention of the Russian
musical world, he gave a recital be
fore the elite of St. Petersburg at
the age of twelve. Soon he toured
extensively, and in Euroi)e he was
asked to beco'me solo cellist of the
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This
post he held for five years, suceed-
ing the famous Gregor Piatigorsky.
In 1934 Schuster came to New
York, where his debut at Town Hall
met with great success. The audi
ence, which contained most of the
talented cellists-in New York and
vicinity, were quite enthusiastic in
their applause and demanded nearly
fi dozen encores.
An invitation to become the solo
cellist of the New York Philhar
monic Symphony was immediately
accepted by Schuster, and he held
that post for some years. Two years
ago, as a result of the demand for
his appearances in concerts all over
the country, he resigned his post in
order to devote all his time to a
concert career.
Schuster has t)ccome recognized as
one of the foremost artisis in the
field of music, having been heard as
soloist under such famous conductors
Toscanini, Bruno Walter, Mitropou-
los, Rodzinski aud many others.
,Last year he appeared more than a
( ‘flntinued on page four)
May Speaker
Is Named
Mr. Gordon Gray, civic leader and
past president of the Chamber of
Commerce of Winston-Salem, will
address the convocation for com
mencement in Memorial Hall on May
Mr. Gray, owner of the Journal-
Sentinel and radio station WSJS,
is the assistant Secretary of the
Army in Washington. He has held
this post for the past four months.
Prior to this position, Mr. Gray
served in the Army overseas.
A trustee of Salem Academy and
College, Mr. Gray headed the special
gift campaign for the science build-
,ing drive. He also led the highly
. successful colloseum drive to raise
^ three-fourths of a million dollars to
erect a memorial in Winston-Salem.
Start Leaping Gals!
Your Chance Is Here
by Tootsie Oillespie
As any fool can plainly see, its
Leap Year, ^hich means that its
“Come and Git It” time for every
white female. Even Grandma used
to leap during Leap Year. How do
yon think she caught Grandpa f
However, the percentage of men
during Leap Years has been dis
gustingly low, women being the,
schemers they are; so it looks as
though the American educational
system has missed its mark.
From the time a female child of
three years begins playing with a
male child, she has her eye on him
and the poor kid is a cooked goose!
He begins sharing mud pies with
her, he takes her in as junior part
ner in the bubble-gum business; and
eventually she reaches the stage
where she searches atathoritively
through his rompers pockets looking
for jack-stones (which he has cun
ningly concealed in the mud pies,
and she didn’t even know the dif
This same female child, as she
grows older and realizes that she
can have fun doing other things
besides playing dolls and squashing
lightening bugs, comes to recognize
that men all fall into certain types
and on Leap Year, she should be
sure to brush up on these types and
be able to recognize them.
(1) First, there is the “I Don’t
Want Him, You Can Have Him”
type. He is the easiest to catch
and caif be gotten at every good
boy’s school for $1.25 a gross. He
is usually named Albert, Percy, Al
gernon or some other nondescript
name, but will answer to almo®^ any
thing because he isn’t too particular.
He is the type who offers you Eame-
ses cigarettes, likes to walk and has
four hands. Never run his type
down unless you’re desperate.
(2) Ne.^t, there is the “Bongo,
Bongo, Bongo ’ ’ type by which David
son College and surroundings is
thickly inhabited. Somewhere along
the line, he has had night courses
in bull-doging, ju-jitsu, the strangle
hold car mechanics. With this type,
the female begins wondering who is
chasing who. He has a very dis
torted idea of Leap Year and will
cooperate in any undertaking. ■ Tf
the female finds him too cooperative,
there are several clever devices she
can put to use—she can stand up
and sing the “Star Spangled Ban
ner”, she can pretend she’s had a
sudden attack of acute appendicitis,
she can ask him what he thinks of
Ben Jonson’s works (this always
gets them) or she can start raving
about Harvard men.
(3) The next type is the “Fe
male’s Delight”, jjg jg very rich,
very stupid and very unaware. An
ingenious way to catch this type
(you can spot him immediately, with
out formal introduction) is to pre
tend you’re working for the city,
and are measuring the sidewalk to
lay new cement (which necessitates
getting down on your knees) and
when he walks by, just trip him and
he’s caught.
Another method of attack is to
climb up in a tall tree and wait.
When he walks by (this type always
walks, never rides), you* can jump
down on him, at the same time
screaming, “Geronimo”! making
him think you ifg interested in air
planes which is a favorite hobby
of his (this getting him to talk
about himself. Clever, isn’t itt)
If you’re at the beach, there’s al
ways the old drowning method,
■vrith a new twist—you save himl
Mars Hill
Tops All
In Play Day
by Gloria Paul
Last Saturday the Salem court
was turned into a round robin for
Mars Hill, Guilford, Woman’s Col
lege, Greensboro, Meredith, and Sal
em. Mars Hill was the victor with
13 points; Woman’s College came
in for second place with 12 points;
Meredith took third place with 10
points; Greensboro and Salem tied
for fourth place with 8 points; and
Guilford came in last with 5 points.
Salem’s victories were over Guil
ford and Meredith and losses were
to Women’s College and to Mars
Hill. High scorer for Salem was
Peggy Watkins with 18 points.
Tuesday night the freshmen took
the seniors over by a score of 28-13.
During the game the freshmen led
the seniors by 7 points, except at
the half when they led by only
4 points.
The score by quarters was 8-1,
first quarter: 11-7 second quarter;
19-11, third quarter; and 28-13, last
Victory for the freshmen may be
accredited to the smooth teamwork
of Janis Ballentine, Clinky Clink-
scales, Cacky Pearson, Connie Pur
vis, Jane Hart and Shirley Baker.
High scorer for the freshmen was
Janis Ballentine, with 14 points.
Outstanding for the seniors was
Isabel Leeper, and high scorer was
Ann Mills, with 7 points. Contri
buting also were Ann Carothers—
now on crutches—and Sarah Clark
—with a bandaged hand.
March 1—Friday, March 5, Spirit
ual Emphasis Week
March 1—Schuster, Cellest, in Eey
nolds Auditorium
March 2—IBS Council
March 2—March 11, Badminton
March 6—Movie in Old Chapel
March 7—Vespers
March 8—-March 11, WSSF Week
with Mrs. Farley of Atlanta in
March 8—Lablings meeting
Latin Club meeting
Salem Players meeting
Pierrettes meeting
March 9—lES Council
“Making of the Historical Novel”
. Inglis Fletcher, one in the lec
ture series
French Club meeting
Spanish Club meeting
German Club meeting
Home Economics Club meeting
International Relations Club meet
March 10—Freshman-Sophomore bas
ketball game
March 11—Stunt Night
March 18—Salem-Davidson Day at
March 14—Vespers
March 15—Future Teachers of Am
erica meeting
March 16—IBS Council
March 17—Junior-Senior basketball
March 18—Salem Players will pre
sent three one-act plays ,
Archery tournament from 4-6
March 20—Closed week-end
Davidson and Salem Presbyterian
students’ cabinet party
Movie in Old Chapel
Recital of town high school pupils
in Memorial Hall
March 21—Palm Sunday
March 22—^YWCA meeting
Lablings meeting
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Will Feature Dr. Cowan
Seniors Get
Recital Dates
The Salem College School of Music
has completed its schedule of the
senior recitals to be presented this
The calendar is as follows: March
16, Genevra Beaver and Mary Wells
Bunting: April 6, Frances Winslow,
and Elizabeth Price; April 13, Bar
bara AVard, assisted by Peggy Davis;
April 20, Frances Miller Sowers and
Betty Lou Ball; April 27, Mary
Mary Harriet White, assisted by
Margaret Fisher; and May 4, Betty
Jean Holleman and Peasr'’ Sue
^ Dr. Thomas Cowan will be on cam
pus from March 1 until March 5 as
a leader in Religious Emphasis Week
at Salem.
Dr. Cowan, better known as
“Scotty”, will return this year to
Salem at the request of the stu
dents. The upper classmen remem
ber him for his friendly and spirit
ual counseling, as well as his Scotch
He will be available during the
day for private conferences and will
give informal talks each day at the
academy at 5 p. m. and at the col
lege at 7 p. ni. The chapel program
on Tuesday and Thursday will be
devoted to the religious program of
the week.
Peggy Broaddus, “Y” president,
is in charge of the week’s activities.
Representatives from the Eastern
and Capital Airlines and the Grey
hound Bus Lines will be in the Alice
Clewell Reception Room on March
10 from 10 until 4 o’clock. Repre
sentatives from the Norfolk and
Western and the Southern will be
on hand from 1:30 until i o’clock.
Reservations for spring-holiday trans
portation will be made at these
scheduled times.
Peterson Creates Interest
In Writing And Living
Get a girl friend to take him in
swimming and start drowning him.
Then he’ll scream for help, you go
out and save him and then drown
the girl friend. This eliminates a
lot of bother and strikes off at least
one birthday present you’d have to
^Continued on page four)
by Carlton and Read
Edwin L. Peterson is married.
And believe it or not, has been for
twenty three years. Music majors,
science majors, and English majors
came out of chapel Thursday morn
ing with a buring desire to write
and a buring curiosity to know, “Is
he married?” With flashes of sop
histicated wit preceeded by a .slow,
thoroughly nnexpected grin, Mr.
Peterson became an immediate favo
rite of 'Salem. He often has been
told of his resemblance to Joseph
Cotton; his dramatic interpretation
and well modulated voice, as shown
in chapel, proves him a competent
rival for the star. “Someday I’m
going to see that Cotton in the
movies,” Mr. Peterson confided. “I
went to see my first movie in ten
years recently and I got all confused.
It was a double feature and I never-
could figure out which was which.”
Mr. Peterson can figure well
“which is which” in either the line
of a rod and reel or in the line of
a written composition. He is teach
ing his seven year old daughter how
to become an excellent fly fisher
man. He is teaching his students in
creative writing how to “get a char
acter into a room and the harder
task—as in life—how to get him
out!” Mr. Peterson emphasized
that it is not enough to have techni
cal skill in either fishing or writing.
Isaac Walton said that true fisher
men possess themselves in quietness.
Mr. Peterson told those in chapel to
“look into your heart'and write.”
The writing of Miss Byrd’s second
year composition class he said “is
the best art I have seen as a group
ever. I know that is a strong atate-
nient but every word is true. ’ ’ This
sensational remark was followed by
several humorous observations on
the students themselves. He was
amazed at their lack of peroxide hair
and at our editor’s tremendous ap
petite. He also said that at Salem
he found the perfect median of sou
thern charm and northern sophisti
cation. And Salem found in him
the perfect median of lecturer, ad
visor, and friend.
This past week Salem has been
in the news and on the radio.
If you were fortunate enough to
turn on your radio at 8:30 p. m.,
Monday over WAIR, you would have
heard Peggy Davis, Jane Morris,
Robert Gray and Neal Pitzer dis
cussing World Government for the
Junior Chamber of Commerce pro
gram. George Chandler was modera
At 7:45 p. m. Wednesday over
WSJS, Dr. H. S. Jordan spoke for
fifteen minutes on the regular Salem
program. His topic was “Conver
sation on Immortals”.
The alumnae and friends of the
college heard Miss Byrd’s speech,
“Trends in Recent American Nov
els,” Tuesday night. Miss Byrd
compared the novels of the 1930’s
with those of the 1940’s and drew
the general conclusion that no truly
great novels have been produced in
this decade, perhaps because of the
war. The meeting was the third in
a series of special interests groups.
The next meeting will be April 17,

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