This Week’s Editor
Next Week’s Editor
Salem College, Winston.Salem, N. C., Friday, February 29, 1932
Jean-Jaques Servan Schreiber is
the first journalist of imposing
stature that France has produced
since the war. He will lecture at
Salem Monday, March 3, at 8:30
p.ni. in Memorial Hall. The speak
er’s topic will be “If War Comes
Would Europe Fight?”
Mr. Schreiber is foreign editor
of the Paris-Pressc, an independent
leading French newspaper. He has
been hailed as a successor to world
famous pjblitical column&st, Per-
tinax Tabouis. Schreiber’s reputa
tion is international.
Barry Bingham, president of the
Louisville Courier-Journal and re
cently head of the E. C. A. in
France, wrote, “I was much im
pressed with Schreiber and quite
amazed that such a young man
should have so much prestige and
influence in thoughtful circles in
France.” The lecturer is in his
Was Fighter Pilot
During the war years Mr. Sch
reiber was a fighter pilot in the
Free French Air Force. He re
ceived his training in the ETnited
States. After the war he studied
engineering at the Ecole Polytech
nique of Paris.
A social meeting with Hubert
Beuve-Mery, director of La Monde,
marked the beginning of Schre
iber’s journalistic career. His con
tributions were well accepted. In
a short time he was offered the
position of foreign correspondent.
He traveled in Africa, Scandinavia,
North and South America, England,
Germany and Yugoslavia.
Because he disagreed with the
European neutrality policy of his
paper, he left the La Monde in
April, 1951. Schreiber is said to be
largely responsible for the erection
of the High Atlantic Council for
Peace. He is opposed to a Com
munist propaganda monopoly on
the word peace.
In addition to writing for the
Paris-Presse, Mr. Schreiber con-
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Mrs. Frances Gray Patton, Durham authoress, chats with members of Miss Jess Byrd’s advanced
composition class. Tuesday night Mrs. Patton spoke at a meeting of the Friends of the Library. Lett to
right are Anne Lowe of Mooresville, Mrs. Patton, Ruthie Derrick of Clayton, Ga., Elsie Macon of Raleigh
and Ann Hobbs of Ch'arlotte.
Authoress Talks To Class And Library Meet;
Says Hard Work Best Advice For Beginners
3 Rare Books
This week the library is showing
a collection of rare books. They
are a Martin Luther Bible, a first
edition of Dryden’s Fables, and a
1561 edition of Chaucer’s Works.
The Martin Luther Bible was
given to Salem by the Thales
family, an old Moravian family of
The first edition of Dryden s
Fables, published in 1700, is from
the collection of Dr. William B.
Todd of Salem College. Chauc-
rean “Fables” included in this edi
tion are those by the Knight, the
Nun’s Priest, the Parson and the
Wife of Bath.
The 1561 edition of Chaucer’s
Works is from the collection of
Mr. J. Frank Trotman of Winston-
By Ann Hobbs
“Elsie, what is your idea of the
relation of the infant to the in
finite?” Mrs. Frances Grey Patton
asked. Everyone looked dumb
founded, and the photographer
snapped the picture. This is how
Mrs. Patton, authoress, began an
hour with the composition class in
Miss Byrd’s apartment last Tues
When she arrived and found the
photographer waiting, Mrs. Patton
smiled, “Eve made a resolution
never to have ,my picture made for
publication unless it makes me
look 10 years younger.”
Writes Poem When Three
After the picture was taken, Mrs.
Patton settled back with a cup of
tea and told the class something
about herself. She began writing
at the age of three. Her first bit
of creative work was a poem:
The breeze is blowing softly,
The birds are singing awfully.
Since then Mrs. Patton has writ
ten many poems, short stories and
“pieces.” She began writing pro
fessionally only a few years ago
when one of her short stories won
first place in a contest of the
When asked by the class for
some advice to beginners, Mrs.
Patton stressed “work” first. Then
she advised that young writers try
not to write to please a certain
magazine or publication but to
please themselves. “If it’s good
enough someone will want it.
Beginners Should Keep Diary
Mrs. Patton also advises begin
ners to keep a diary or note-book.
She kept a diary her freshman year
in college but laughingly explains
she burned it her sophomore year
when she came across this quota
tion: “How sad to look into eyes
that were wont to thrill and find
them only eyes”.
Mrs. Patton explained that she
begins a story with a serious idea.
Then she does her best to disguise
it in light satire. Mrs. Patton
smiled and pointed out that no one
can grasp the idea. '
.A.11 stories come out of the ex
periences of one’s everyday life,
Mrs. Patton pointed out. To be
come a good author she said, Be
a person on which nothing is lost.”
Acts At Carolina
Before Mrs. Patton began writ
ing professionally, she was in quite
a few plays of the Carolina Play-
makers. “I played all sorts of roles
‘When I was a Playmaker,” she said
after her arrival at Salem Tuesday
Recalling her experiences as an
actress, she said that the first part
she played was a tenant farmer’s
wife in Paul Green’s one act play,
While she was at Carolina, too,
she was writing some. Not short
stories, nor was she writing a
novel, the medium with which she
is currently struggling. She was
a playwright then. Her play was
included in the first program ever
given in the Playmaker Theater.
She says it was not a very good
play. However, her writing talent
was promising enough to win her
a fellowship in playwriting, and her
play, “The Beaded Buckle,” is in
cluded in the second volume of
published Carolina Folkplays.
Joins Stock Company
Mrs. Patton says she became
“stage struck” while at Carolina
and joined a stock company in
Cincinnati, O. She gave up acting
because the work was tiring.
“Anyway,” she said, “I always
thought of myself as a writer. I
just wasn’t writing anything, that’s
Her real writing career did not
begin until after she married a
Duke University English profes
sor, Louis Patton.
“One morning I got up,” she
says. “The house needed cleaning.
I didn’t have a cook. I don’t like
to clean up very much. Louis said,
‘Forget about the housework. Just
go sit down and write’.”
She has been doing just that
ever since, between talking over
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Teams To Visit
For Play Day
The Athletic Association will
sponsor a Basketball Play Day
Saturday, March 1. Six schools
will participate in the Play Day.
They are Guilford, W. C., G. C.,
High Point, Meredith and Salem.
The first game will be played at
10:00 a.m. with Salem meeting
Guilford. The remainder of the
schedule is as follows:
10:20 W. C.—High Point
10:40 - Meredith—G. C.
11;00 High Point—Guilford
11:20 -- Meredith—'W. C.
11:40 Salem—High Point
1 :30 G. C.—Guilford
1:50 Salem—W. C.
2:10 - -- Meredith—High Point
2:30 Salem—G. C.
2:50 - W. C.—Guilford
3:10 - Salem—Meredith
3:30 - G. C.-W. C.
4:10 - High Point—G. C.
The visiting teams will be lunch
eon guests of Salem A. A. in the
college dining hall at noon. Im
mediately following the last game
in the afternoon refreshments will
be served in the basement of Bit
The basketball varsity will repre
sent Salem in the Play Day. All
students and faculty are invited to
attend The games as well as the
social in Bitting at 4:30.
T Will Show
Charm Week will begin Tuesday,
March 4, with a mock fashion
show in chapel.
This week, which is sponsored
by the I. R. S., is set aside each
year to emphasize the importance
of good grooming, poise and the
qualities which constitute charm.
At the end of the week, “Miss
Charm” will be selected by the 1.
R. S. council. Her identity will be
published in the Salemite March 7.
The mock fashion show will take
place March 4 in chapel immedi
ately after elections. The latest
fashions for both school wear and
evening engagements will be shown.
Florence Cole will supply the music
and Faye Lee will be the mistress
Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.
faculty and students are invited to
a coffee in the club dining room.
Edna Wilkerson and Jean Patton
will preside at the coffee table.
"Homemaking” To Be Topic
Mrs. John Whittaker is to be the
speaker in chapel Thursday morn
ing, March 6. Mrs. Whittaker, a
Salem graduate, is president of the
Winston-Salem Junior League and
is in charge of a scout troop. She
has four children.
“Homemaking” will be Mrs.
Whittaker’s topic. She will dis
cuss the skills a woman needs to
be a good homemaker and the re
sponsibility a woman should as
sume in civic affairs.
Spring Fashion Show
A local dress shop will sponsor
a spring fashion show Thursday
evening at 7:30 in the Day Student
Center. The members of the May
Court are to model. Ann Simpson
will be the narrator and Jane Little
is to provide background music.
Those participating in the mock
fashion show will be Emily War
den, Daisy Chonis, Betty McGlau-
gon, Lucy Harris, Lou Fike, Jean
Currin, Fae Deaton, Emma Sue
Larkins, Martha Newcomb, Jo Bell,
Marion Lewis, Edna Wilkerson,
Florence Swindell, Jane Little,
Emily Gunn, Kitty Burrus, Lu
Long Ogburn, Rooney Barnes,
Jane Brown and Mabel Taylor.
Curtain Hung In Old Chapel
A new Spanish red velour cur
tain has been hung in Old Chapel.
The curtain was purchased by the
Pierrettes after money was raised
by three curtain drives.
The first curtain drive was held
in January of 1951. Donations were
also received last year from the
Y. W. C. A. and the Order of the
A carnival was sponsored by the
Pierrettes in December of this year
to supplement the funds. Mr.
A. L. Byrd, who is active in local
theater work, secured and hung the
curtain for the Pierrettes.
’ '‘ Caroliiit:
16 Elected To
The Pierrette’s annual induction
ceremony took place Thursday,
Feb. 28, in chapel.
Sixteen girls were elected to ac
tive membership. They are Ann
Mixon, Jane Brown, Tinky Mil-
lican, Betsy Liles, Roony Barnes,
Frances Williams, Laurie Mitchell,
Sara Tullock, Elaine Williams, Bar
bara Lakey, Chris Crutchfield,
Sally Reiland, B r y o n Bowman,
Louise Fike, Rose Ann Worthing
ton and Ruth Macllroy.
Eleanor Frye opened the pro
gram by giving the qualifications
for members. She then read the
names of the old members and
called each new member forward
to receive her pin and membership
The program was concluded by
Lola Dawson, Pierrette president.
She welcomed the new members
and gave a brief resume of the
Pierrette’s progress in 1951-52
which was the club’s first year as
Y vespers will be held Sunday ^ major organization,
night at 6:30 in room 102 South.
“Beyond Our Own,” a movie, will ClclSS To AlCl KOTeCl
be the program.
The movie tells the story of two
brothers, a doctor and a preacher,
who have different ideas of life
and its meaning. Because of his
own unselfish life, the preacher
converts his brother to Christianity.
Members of, the faculty, students
and their guests are invited.
An aid to Korea project will be
sponsored by the Rev. E. A. Saw
yer’s Teachings of Jesus class.
Two members of the class will
contact Lt. Bill Woestendick, who
is now stationed in Korea. He
will assist by giving suggestions
of worthy Koreans whom the class