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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 22, 195i
Art Exhibit To Feature
Children’s Book Drawing:
Original drawings of Maude and
Miska Petersham, children’s books
illustrators, will be displayed in
the Salem art gallery in the library
Feb. 25 through March 30.
Charlotte Blount, children’s book
reviewer for the local newspapers,
will speak informally about the
drawings Feb. 25 at 4;00 p.m. in
the gallery to open the exhibition.
Hungarian-born Mr. Petersham
came to America where he worked
in the advertising field and where
he met Mrs. Petersham. A native
of New York, Mrs. Petersham
graduated from Vassar College and
attended art school in New York
After their marriage they began
to collaborate on children’s books.
Occasionally Mrs. Petersham writes
one of the books they illustrate.
Other times they do only the
The Petersham’s early experi
mentation with color printing pro
cesses was instrumental in leading
to the relatively inexpensive color
printing of today. This experimen
tation also makes possible a wide
variety of colors in children’s
Their first illustrations appeared
in school books. Tlie coming e.x-
hihition will show their develop
ment from early flat color work
Will Be Formed
Plans for beginning a choral lib
rary at Salem are in progress.
Sheet music of 22 anthems has re
cently been ordered. This music
will be kept in the music school
office in Memorial Hall and will
be available to all music students.
At present the music will be used
primarily in connection with the
course in religious music. Expan
sion of the program is hoped for
to their subtle color illustrations
Their latest drawings have ap
peared in An American ABC, A
Box with Red Wheels, My Very
First Book and The Rooster Crows.
In 1946 they received the Calde
cott Award, an annual award for
the best book illustrations.
The Petershams have traveled in
the United States and Europe.
They spent some time in Pales
tine making drawings for their
illustrations of books about the
Among the books they have both
written and illustrated are The
Story Book of Wheat, Corn, Coal
and Ships and The Christ Child.
The exhibition w'ill be sponsored
by the Art Club.
Dr. Hubert N. Alyea, associate
professor of chemistry at Prince
ton University, will be guest
speaker at the meeting of the
American Chemical Society tonight.
The meeting will be held at 8:00
p.m. in the science building.
The speaker will trace the im
portant scientific discoveries which
lead to the production of the
atomic bomb. He will then de
scribe the work of the government
in manufacturing the material
which goes into the bomb, and
how the bomb itself works.
He will explain what effects an
e.xploding bomb would have on
persons a mile or two aw'ay, and
protective measures against the
explosion. H-bombs will be dis
Throughout the talk the various
reactions will be illustrated with
chemical experiments and lecture
During the war. Dr. Alyea car
ried out research for the Office of
Scientific Research and Develop
ment in .Washington and in the
Pacific. During 1948-49 he was
visiting professor of chemistry at
the University of Hawaii. He won
the New Jersey Science Teacher
Association annual recognition
award for 1950.
The public is invited to attend
Will Be Soloist
Hans Heidemann, pianist, will be
guest soloist for the Winston-
Salem Symphony’s second concert
of the season Thursday, Feb. 28
at 8:30 p.m. in Reynolds Auditor-
Guest conductor will be
Henry Sopkin, conductor of the
A concert pianist of about 20
years experience, Mr. Heidemann
has performed abroad as well as
in the United States. In America
he has appeared with the Roches
ter Symphony and Fort Monmouth
Symphony under the baton of Thor
With the Four Piano Ensemble,
he toured four seasons from coast
to coast in Civic Music series. In
his Thursday appearance he will
be soloist for Liszt’s Concerto No.
1 in E flat major.
Guest conductor, Mr. Sopkin was
born in Brooklyn, N. Y., raised
S. N. Wright Is Philosopher
And Watcher Over Salem
By^ Jane Watson
Sandov N. Wright, night watch
man, spends half of his 12-hour
stretch of duty at Salem locking
doors and turning out lights and
the other half philosophizing from
his bench under Main Hall.
Affairs of the heart are Mr.
Wright’s speciality. He gives the
following “magic” chant guaranteed
to catch your man:
Honey, you have the prettiest
Honey, you have the prettiest
Open your arms, honey, ’
And I’ll fall right in.
He adds that none should have
much trouble, “because Salem girls
are the prettiest little things I’ve
If, on the other hand your pro
blem is keeping the men away,
Mr, Wright advocates chewing to
bacco. “That’s what I do,” grin
ned Mr. Wright.
His recipe for staying young is
also simple and direct. “Be a
grandfather.” Mr. Wright has two
lively grandchildren, one three and
another five. Both of his own
children live in Winston-Salem.
Mr. Wright has found the way
to contentment to be hard work.
Though he has never been out of
North Carolina, he has done about
every kind of hard work this state
offers. His first jobs were chores
on the Booneville farm where he
Since then he has worked in a
sawmill, as a carpenter, a plas
terer’s helper, in a furniture fac
tory, in a tobacco factory and in
a railroad yard loading crossties.
Last summer he was working in
the new science building when Dr.
Gramley asked him to be night
watchman. Since this was one job
Mr. Wright had never tried, he ac
cepted. And has found he likes it
“next best to listening to hillbilly
Mr. Wright also has a system
to keep from worrying about him
self. “I just don’t look at myself.
I’m too busy looking at everyone
The white - haired philosopher
leaned back on his bench, crossed
his legs and concluded with a
warning to remember that “you
can’t always have the honey, but
don’t give up. Sometimes you
must settle for sugar.”
North Carolina Authoress
To Talk To Library Group
Frances Gray Patton, North Carolina writer, wall be the guest speaker
for the annual meeting of The Friends of the Library held on Tuesday,
Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. in the library.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Patton will meet with the college ad
vanced composition class in Miss Jess Byrd’s living room for an in
formal discussion of writing.
and educated in the midwest. At
21 he became a member of the
American Conservatory faculty. He
W’as director of music at Woodrow
Wilson College .in Chicago for
seven years. In 1943 he went to
Atlanta where he conducted the
In-and-About Atlanta High School
Orchestra and two concerts of the
Atlanta Youth Symphony in 1945.
Mr. Sopkin became the conductor
of the Atlanta Symphony w’hen it
was organized in 1947. This is his
first appearance in Winston-Salem.
The program for the symphony
Thursday night includes:
Overture to “Die Fledermaus”
Carmen Suite No. 2 Bizet
Symphony No. 7 in C Major .
Joan Elrick and Mr. Eugene
Jacobowsky from the Salem music
department will play with the sym
phony. Tickets may be purchased
at the door.
To Be Feb. 26
The Student Council will spon
sor a Student Body meeting in
chapel Tuesday, February 26. The
purpose of the meeting is to bring
to the attention of the students
the coming elections. Dr. Dale H.
Gramley will speak. His talk will
cover the importance of elections
and a better understanding of the
real function of the Student Gov
Mr. Paul W. Peterson, head of
the voice department at Salem
College, was recently appointed
lieutenant-governor for the South
eastern region of the National As
sociation of Teachers of Singing.
Six states are included in this re
Mr. Peterson was also appointed
co-chairman and a member of the
faculty for the Southeastern Work-
,shop to be held Aug. 17-22 at Ap
palachian State Teachers College
During the, second week in
March, Mr. Peterson will tour
North Carolina as one of three
judges for the state music con
tests. Cities included in the tour
are Greenville, Wilmington, High
Point, Raleigh, Charlotte and Ashe
In April, Mr. Arnold Hoffman,
state supervisor of music, and Mr.
Peterson will serve as guest choir
directors for the Greensboro all
city junior high school festival.
More than 400 students are ex
pected to participate in this all
day program which closes with the
festival concert at the Women’s
To Show Movie
Y Vesper will be held at 4:30
Sunday afternoon in the Fellow
ship Hall of the Home Moravian
Church. The program will consist
of a movie called “The Great Com
The movie tells the story of Joel,
the leader of a band of Zealots
who try to overthrow the Roman
rule. He turns to ask Christ to
lead a Palestinian revolt, but Christ
refuses in the W’ords of “The Great
Commandment”. Christ then tells
Joel the story of the Good Samari
tan, and thus converts Joel to the
Christian way of thinking. The
figure of Christ is not seen, but
the voice is heard. Ail parts are
well-played, and the technical
quality is good.
Faculty members and students
are urged to attend.
Lee Rosenbloom, a member of
last year’s graduating class, was
married to Bill Fritz of Boston in
Rocky Mount last Sunday after
After her graduation Lee at
tended graduate school of Colum
bia University in New York.
The couple will live in Cam
Mrs. Patton’s most recent book
is “The Finer Things of Life,” a
collection of her short stories. The
New Yorker, Colliers and other
well-known ' magazines have pub
lished her works. Besides' , short
stories, Mrs. Patton writes poetry,
plays and fiction.
Seven years ago her short story,
“A Piece of Bread,” won second
place in a contest held by The
Kenyon Review and Doubleday,
Doran Co. Later this same story
was included in the annual O.
Henry Memorial Award Stories, a
collection of the best stories of
Mrs. Patton is the wife of Dr.
Lewis Patton, an English profes
sor of the Duke University faculty.
They have one son, a medical stu
dent in Duke Medical School and
twin daughters w]»o are seniors in
Durham High School.
Since Mrs. Patton’s father was
a newspaper editor and her mother
wrote for her own pleasure, it is
natural that she shouldL have a
literary inclination. Mrs. Patton’s
first work was a nature poem writ
ten at the age of three. From
poetry she branched into other
forms of writing—playwriting and
fiction. Now Mrs. Patton is work
ing on her next book, a novel.
The faculty study group, which
was created to study Salem’s philo
sophy of education, met on Feb.
21 in Strong. The members of this
committee are Miss Evabelle Cov
ington, chairman; Mrs. Margaret
Merriman, Dr. Minnie Smith, Dr,
Gregg Singer, Dr. Elizabeth Welch,
Mr. Edwin Sawyer and Miss
Each faculty member was asked
to write a paper concerning his
own philosophy of education and
the history of his department at
Salem. In the papers are specific
aims and objectives, means of ac
complishing these aims and the
weaknesses and needs of the de
partment. These papers are read
in the faculty meetings.
Once a month there is a special
meeting of the study group to dis
cuss topics which may have de-
Iveloped as a result of the paper
brought forward in a faculty meet
ing or to discuss any other topic
relating to Salem and its welfare.
To Be Shown
“Beau Geste,” a movie starring
Ronald Coleman, will be shown in
Old Chapel Wednesday, Feb. 27, at
7:00 p.m. This reprint of the 1926
silent film is being sponsored by
the Art Club at Salem. The movie
will be accompanied by appropriate
music on the piano.
Seventy-five cents includes ad
mission to both “Beau Geste” and
four Charlie Chaplin comedies Mar.
28. Tickets must be bought in ad
vance from any art student. No
tickets will be sold at the door.
The Art Club wants to stimulate
Salem students’ interest in art and
feels that a presentation of this
form of art will be a good start.
The proceeds will be used to pay
for the films.