This Week’s Editor
is Jean Patton
Next Week’s Editor
is Peggy Chears
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 15, 1952
Number I 5
Montagu, Noted Lecturer,
Speaks On Being Human
Dr. Ashley Montagu, a scholar
and humanist as well as a scientist
and noted anthropologist, lectured
Tuesday night in Memorial Hall.
The topic of Dr. Montagu’s lecture
was “On Being Human”. This is
also the title of his book published
After an introduction by Harry
Martin, instructor of sociology, Dr.
Montagu began by saying the de
finition of anthropology is “man
embracing woman”. He stated
further that man was a myth-mak
ing creature who, when he does
not know the answer, creates a
myth to supply his need. One of
the most dangerous is the myth
that man is born evil.
Babies Need Love
Such an attitude results from
bringing frustrated children into
the world. Babies are born dis
appointed when the needs of love
are not met. Such a point of view,
continued Dr. Montagu, is held by
egocentric people. It has been
found that children are not ag
gressive unless their needs for love
Babies are born neither good nor
evil, but they are positively good
in the sense of loving behavior.
Children are born with certain
drives and needs, which, if ana
lyzed, show that they are directed
towards other human beings. A
mother derives biological benefits
immediately upon contact with the
baby. For this reason Dr. Mon
tagu is an advocate of home de
liveries rather than those in a hos
pital where mother and child are
“Love is the harmony of two
souls and the contrast of two
skins. People who don’t like to
have their backs scratched are us
ually cold fish,” said Dr. Montagu.
Contract with the mother enables
the baby to breathe better. Diges
tive and eliminary tracts operate
more efficiently. Co-operation be
tween mother and baby begins at
fertilization. A child is born emo
tionally distrubed if the mother is
distrubed during pregnancy.
Man Depends On Man
There is no solitary creature,
continued Dr. Montagu. The
human male is complicated in his
possession of traits. The most im
portant is his capacity for suplacti-
city and educability. As a result
he is placed in a dangerous posi
tion, because he can be led as
those who bring him up wish.
To Be Feb. 19
The Little Theater will present
George Bernard Shaw’s comedy,
“Candida” Tuesday, Feb. 19 at
8:15 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium.
This is the first play by George
Bernard Shaw the Little Theater
Elizabeth Trotman will play Can
dida, while Bill Griffith will por
tray her husband, ReV. James
Morell. Others in the cast will
be John Fries Blair, Dorothea
Wicker and Tom Wood.
Those not having season tickets
niay purchase single admission
tickets at the door.
Salem Named In Will
Word has been received that
Salem has been named bene
ficiary in the will of Miss Tilla
Harmon, class of 1896, of Ker-
nersville. Miss Marmon died
The will was filed recently
for probate in Forsyth County
Courthouse. The amount of
the value of the estate is not
Miss Harmon taught music
at Salem shortly after her
Therefore, we must know demands.
Man’s dependency on man is al
most as necessary as oxygen for
life. He must be loved and in
this process his needs are satisfied.
If man is not loved, he is incap
able of loving other human begins.
Man must learn to love by being
loved from the age of one to siv.
Obviously such love begins in the
home. English-speaking people are
deficient in this capacity, especially
the British. Even a dog can give
adequate love to children.
“The business of being human is
extremely precarious,” said Dr.
Montagu. “We must realize child
ren must be given love, a definite
feeling which one has conveyed to
another being who picks up the
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Dr. Ashley Montagu
To Be Taught
The Pierrettes will sponsor a
make-up class for faculty and stu
dents interested in learning the
application of theatrical make-up.
The class will meet three times-—
Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 6 from
4:30 until 6:00 p.m.
Miss Riegner will conduct the
classes which will give each mem
ber of the class an opportunity to
make up the various character
types. No fee will be charged for
the course, but those who enroll
must supply their own cosmetics
and make-up equipment.
Those interested in the class are
asked to sign the sheet on the
bulletin board in Main Hall by
6:00 p.m. Monday.
Later on in the semester classes
will be given in scenery design and
construction, costume design and
manufacture, lighting and sound
and possibly one in acting and
For Next Year
The calendar committee has pre
sented the following schedule of
events for the 1952-’53 school year:
September 19, Friday—
Registration of new day students.
September 20, Saturday—
Registration of local music stu
dents not enrolled in college.
September 22, Monday—
Freshmen begin Orientation Pro
September 25, Thursday—
9:00 a.m.-5 :00 p.m.—Registration
of seniors, juniors and sopho
September 26, Friday—
11:00 a.m.—Formal Opening.
12:00 Noon—Classes begin; thirty
minute schedule for the re
mainder of the day.
October 2, Thursday—
Founders’ Day—Classes suspend
ed at one o’clock.
November 26, Wednesday—
5:00 p.m. — Thanksgiving recess
December 1, Monday—
8:30 a.m.—Classes resume.
December 19, Friday—
4:00 p.m.—Christmas vacation be
January 5, Monday—
8:30 a.m.—Classes resume.
January 22, Thursday—
January 23, Friday thru Saturday,
January 31—First semester ex
February 2, Monday—
February 3, Tuesday—
Second semester begins.
April 1, Wednesday—
5:00 p.m.. Spring recess begins.
April 9, Thursday—
9:25 a.m.. Classes resume.
May 20, Wednesday—
May 21, Thursday through May 29,
Friday—Second semester exam
May 30, Saturday—
May 31, Sunday—
June 1, Monday—
Religious Emphasis Week
To Feature Dr. Patterson
Dr. C. H. Patterson, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Churcli
of Bluefiekl, W. Va., will be the speaker for the annual Y-sponsored
Religious Emphasis Week.
Dr. Patterson has done a great deal of work with young people.
He has camped and hiked wdth the children of his church in Bluefield
and has spent considerable time counseling and W'orking with juvenile
delinquents. Through the medium of radio addresses he has made Bibles
available to over 100 underprivi
Dr. Patterson was born in China,
where his parents were mission
aries, and where he spent 10 years
as missionary on three different
occasions. His family was once
driven out by the Japanese, and
his home and possessions were
burned three times during the
chaotic conditions. His family con
sists of a wife, two sons and one
Dr. Patterson received his Doctor
of Divinity degree from Washing
ton and Lee University. There he
played and coached football. Also
at W. and L. he was secretary of
the Y. M. C. A., and is now an
active member of that organization
He has made a definite stand
against immorality in government
and the communist influence in
America. His talks have been
publicized all over the country, and
one of his sermons was published
as far away as London, England.
Last week Dr. Patterson, long
active in civic work in Bluefield,
was given the “Man of the Year”
award by the Bluefield Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
His hobbies are mountain climb
ing, swimming and chess. Also he
is an ardent motorcycle enthusiast,
having used that means of travel
in China. He is known to the
young people of Bluefield as “Dr.
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Dr. William B. Todd has. had
two articles published in the last
issue of The Library, quarterly
publication of the London Biblio
graphical Society. Oxford Univer
sity Press prints the magazine.
The first article, “The Biblio
graphical History of Burke’s Re
flections on the Revolution in
France”, proves that the first two
editions of that work are actually
five different editions. The prob
lem came up in 1935 when an
English scholar stated that the two
first editions were of mixed type
settings. Dr. Todd proved that
there were five editions, three of
which might be taken for first
editions, and that there was actu
ally no mixture of type.
Six editions of this book were
published within 17 days which
means that 137,500 sheets went
through the press in that time-—a
remarkable performance for a book
printed by hand. Burke’s book has
been listed among the 100 most
significant books in literature and
The second article deals with an
autobiography. The Life of David
Hume, Esq. Hume was an im
portant eighteenth century philo-
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Betty Parks, Tinkie Millican,Dick Johnson Top
Cast Of Spring Production, “Blithe Spirit”
By Sally Reiland
“Blithe Spirit”, a three-act play
by Noel Coward, will be the se
cond major production of the Pier
rettes this year.
At the end of the two and a half
hour trial period. Miss Riegner se
lected a temporary cast which be
came permanent last Monday with
out changes. Those chosen to play
the leads were: Dick Johnson as
Charles Condomine; Betty Parks
as Ruth Condomine, Charles’ se
cond wife; and Virginia Millican
as Elvira, the ghost of Condemine’s
first wife. In supporting roles,
Russell Chambers will appear as
Dr. Bradman; Jane Brown as Mrs.
Bradman, his wife; Eleanor John
son as Madam Arcoti and Irma
Gatewood as Edith, the maid.
The English drawing room
comedy concerns the appearance
of the ghost of Charles Conde
mine’s first wife and the unfor
tunate situations which result from
this appearance. It will be pre
sented on March 18 and 19 in the
Try-outs Are Held
Try-outs for the play were held
on the night of Feb. 5 in Miss
Riegner’s speech laboratory. At
the scene were approximately 25
girls and three men waiting to
try their dramatic talents on the
parts. There was just one hitch
in the setup—about 16 of the girls
were silently clamoring to try for
one of two parts; either that of
the ghost of Condomine’s first
wife, or for the part of Condo
mine’s second wife. Although
these intentions were known, the
usual period of silent embarass-
ment followed Miss Riegner’s re
quest for someone to try one of
the parts. Finally, several of the
group took on the parts in a scene
from the play and started things
moving. After one man had gone
through the same scene with eight
different girls portraying the ghost
of his first wife, he was released
from his duties for a brief rest
period. The second of the three
men was then drafted to play an
other scene with about eight of
Condomine’s second wives. In
such a manner the evening con
Try-outs Move On
On tiring of the husband, wife
and ghost scenes, the tryouts
moved on to various scenes in
volving others of the characters.
Most hilarious were the different
interpretations of Madam Arcati,
a very robust English woman, as
well as were those for the part
of the rather dull maid, Edith.
After everyone present had tried
the parts they wanted to read,
scripts were laid aside and impro-
visions were given on the scenes.
These, as usual, brought about a
number of laughs and situations
completely remote from the plot
of the play. They were, in them
selves, a good show worth any
one’s time to watch.
Stee Gee Gives
The Student Government has an
nounced the following election
Tuesday, Mar. 4—; President
and Secretary of Stee Gee
Thursday, Mar. 6—Vice-Presi
dents and Treasurer of Stee
Monday, Mar. 40, 1:30—Editor
of Sights and Insights
Tuesday, Mar. 11—A. A. and
Wednesday, March 12, 1:30—
Editor of Salemite
Thursday, Mar. 13—I. R. S.
and Y. W. C. A.
Monday, Mar. 17, 1:30—Class
Tuesday, Mar. 18—Chief Mar
Wednesday, Mar. 19, 1:30—
Thursday, April 3—Installation
Nominees for all major offices
are nominated by a special com
mittee composed of the presidents
of the major organizations, the
vice presidents of the Student
Government, the class presidents,
the Chief Marshal, three additional
upperclassmen appointed by Stee
Gee President, Dr. Gramley and
one faculty member chosen by the
group. This committee will begin
its meetings in the near future.
Phone Quiz Planned
Florence Cole, campus represen
tative for a nationally advertised
cigarette, will begin a series of
telephone quizzes starting Mon
day, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Each evening for the next two
weeks, one question will be asked.
The calls will be placed to different
floors in each of the dormitories
and the question will be repeated
to various contestants until there
is a winner who will receive a
pack of cigarettes as a prize.