September 21, )95|
By Ann Hobbs
J'.uropean travelers, a farmer, an
author—we have them all on the
Salem faculty this year. Don’t you
sometimes wonder what your pro
fessors and deans do during sum
mer vacations ?
Mrs. lleidbredcr and Miss Byrd
both went to Ifurope, but under
very different circumstances. Mrs.
Heidbreder flew over on a deluxe
strato-cruiser and toured the con
tinent for two mot:tlis. The high
lights of the trij) for iicr \scre the
opening night of the Salzburg
Music Festival in Salzburg, Austria
and the sunset over St. Marks
Square. All you future globe-trot
ters—don’t miss that view.
Poor Miss Byrd ! She chaperoned
20 college girls all over Furopc and
got them all home safely, llow-
e\cr, even with her 20 problems,
she managed to have a gof)d time.
Particularly in Italy—eatin.g. Miss
l’.\rd said the girls seemed to like
Brussels best. In true youthful
optiniism they all bought wedding
veils. Naturally the trip was not
without its troubles. Ask Miss
Byrd how to find an F.nglish speak
ing doctor in Cologne with only
an Kiiglish-German dictionary to
go on. She can tell you.
Mr. Martin had quite an event
ful summer. He studied at Har
vard after his marriage in June.
The broken hearts club informs me
that he has good taste; Mrs. Mar
tin is a good-looking blonde. The
.Martins had their troubles, though.
The Roanoke paper got the captions
mi.xed under Mrs. Martin’s wedding
picture and had Mr. Martin wed a
strange brunette. The power of
the press is sometimes amazing.
Mrs. Moran, poor soul, spent her
summer redecorating and hoeing.
She and Mr. Moran got their new
home all fixed up and raised midget
watermelons. Ask her about all
•the new agricultural methods. She’s
expert at melon thumping and
slinging a hoe.
Dr. Todd has been doing private!
resc.arch on some iiroblem about j
Shakespeare and Pope. He has!
visited Harvard, Duke and several |
libraries in New York. His new!
literary find will be ))ublished
somclinic this year. I'he irony of
his discovery is that a book writ
ten by a iirofcssor under whom Dr.
'I’odd studied inspired him to start
his research. Now Dr. Todd dis
agrees completely with his ex-pro-
fessor and has material to prove
himself right. The moral is: Don’t
believe everything your jjrofessors
say. ^ Oil may be smarter than
they are. Right, Dr. Todd?
Mr. tiorsuch, our guardian angel,
h;id a hard summer. He was night
watchman for part of the vacation
and general fix-up man the latter
part. He did everything from tear
ing machinery apart to painting.
Mr. Ciorsuch says he’s glad to see
all the girls back, but he’s having
an awful time getting the beds in
Bitting comfortable enough for the
LU LONG OGBURN
Lu Long Ogburn Is Greeted As Salemite’s
Selection For '‘Miss America'’After Return
By Lola Dawson
Lu Long Ogburn, runner-up for
Miss .America, received a warm wel
come yesterday from all Salemites
as she registered for her sopho
more year at Salem College. Lu
Long responded to the welcome
with the same complete naturalness
that she took with her through the
phases of the “Miss America” con
The refreshing Smithfield girl
began her summer as a celebrity
when she was crowned “Miss North
Carolina” in the Burlington State
contest on July 21. Lfer program
as the state’s queen included a
vacation to Morehead City, where
she crowned the winner of the
“Miss North Carolina Derby” at
the dog races, and a trip to Roan
oke Island, where she was guest
performer in Paul Green’s “The
Lost Colony”. Later she went to
Norfolk, Va. where she made a
television appearance. She re
turned to Smithfield just in time to
appe.ar in her home town’s Far
mer’s Day' parade.
To complete her schedule as
Miss North Carolina”, Lu Long
crowned the winner of the A, A,
A. Swimming meet in Wilson,
joined Governor Kerr Scott in de
dicating a new by-pass in Thomas-
ville, attended the finals of the
Nationa' Junior Golf Tournament
in Durham and attended a meeting
of the board of directors of the
North Carolina Chamber of Com
merce at Rocky Mount.
Between the rush of personal ap
pearances, Lu Long managed to
crowd in hours of piano practice
on Lecuona’s “Malaguena” which
she played in the national talent
Lu Long flew to Atlantic City,
N. J. on Sept. 4 to join 50 other
state representatives seeking the
title of “Miss America of 19SP’.
Her comment when she arrived in
Atlantic City was, “Being a con
testant in the Miss Amerfca beaut
contest is like suddenly acquiring
a flock of beautiful sisters and ^
score of shepherds. We have two
main do’s, be prompt, and pm-
your best foot forward. Qur
‘don’ts’ are; don’t talk to males
don’t go anywhere unless accom
panied by home-state chaperones
or Atlantic City hostesses, don’t
enter bars or rooms where alcohol
is served and don’t permit inter
views or photographs without thp
“Miss North Carolina” began in
the national preliminaries by win
ning a trophy in the bathing suit
contest. The Atlantic City news
paper stated, “She had it—and you
can’t floor a lot of professional
judges.” Lu Long stands five feet
eight and three fourth inches, and
her measurements are, waist 26
bust 36 and hips 37. The Winston-
Salem Journal commented, “The
orchestra was playing “Pretty
Baby” when the pretty miss front
North Carolina walked to victory
Her appearance on the stage
brought cheers and whistles from
the audience of 6,000.
The Smithfield beauty scored an
other victory when she won in the
talent division with her piano ren
dition of “Malaguena”. She wore
a grey gown with a full tulle skirt
and a bodice set wdth sequins as
she displayed her musical prowess.
Lu Long scored the only double
victory in the preliminary talent
and beauty contests of the “Miss
America” pageant. One of the
judges told her that he and his
fellow judges were glad they could
still find a girl who could blush.
In the finals on Sept, 8, Lu Long
won third place in the Miss Amer
ica pageant of 1951. Even though
she did not take top place in the
contest, she still maintained back
ing of the?' press. The Atlantic
City paper printed, “All morning
long reporters and photographers
interviewed her and shot flash
bulbs at her, as admiring newsmen
went on supporting her as their
choice and the people’s choice.”
When Dr. Gramley heard the
new’s of her success, he said, “I’m
delighted at her success because
^ she’s so all-round, typical and able
girl ■ as well as a beautiful girl.
Her qualities of normal, healthful,
good living are the things we ad
mire at Salem—but besides being
a normal, average girl in her view
points, she’s a girl of exceptional
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