The Salemite presents
A mnsical issue;
Come to the concerts
Or we’ll miss you.
Is drawing nigh;
Start studying now
So your grades will be high.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 9, 1953
Number 1 2
Former Pupil Of Mrs. Starr
To Solo With Waring Group
Ruth Pitts, former pupil of Mrs. Nell Starr, will be one of the
soloist with the Fred Waring group, to be presented by the Civic Music
Association at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 in Reynolds Auditorium.
The group, conducted by Dr. Lara Hoggard, will present 33 profes
sional singers, dancers and instrumentalists in “A Festival of Song”.
The program will consist of sacred and secular songs, classical and
popular music and folk songs. Thef
festival uses techniques conceived
and developed for the Waring TV
Miss Pitts, a Winston-Salem
girl, studied under Mrs. Starr while
still a high school student. Mrs.
Starr persuaded her to go to New
York to study and begin her ca
reer. Although she is only 23, Miss
Pitts sang with a trio in New
York and in summer stock before
Miss Ruth Pitts
joining the Fred Waring group.
Dr. Hoggard is the choral direc
tor for the Pennsylvanians on TV
and is the conductor of the Fred
Waring Choral Workshop.
In its first nation-wide tour, the
Waring group will visit 36 states
presenting their songs arranged by
Dr. Hoggard, Roy Ringwal and
Dr. Hoggard, besides being choral
director for the Waring group, is
well known for his work in choral
clinics in schools and universities.
He was formerly choral director of
Dr. William B. Todd, head of
Salem’s English Department, was
elected president of the Biblio
graphical Evidence ■ Group of the.
Modern Language Association at
its annual meeting in Boston,
Mass, last month.
This group is concerned with
scholarly techniques for determin
ing the authenticity of literary
texts and the intention of the
author whenever his text is cor
rupted in the printing of the book.
The term of Dr. Todd’s pres
idency is for two years, meaning
that he will preside over the Chi
cago meeting this year and the
New York meeting in 1954.
The office of secretary, which he
held last year, has been filled by
Professor Charlton Hinman of
Johns Hopkins University.
One of Dr. Todd’s articles on
18th century authors is reviewed by
Professor Autrey Nell Wiley of
Texas State College for Women in
the latest issue of the Philological
Quarterly. Several complimentary
remarks by the editors on a few of
Dr. Todd’s other writings are also
included in this issue.
Dr. Todd is studying in London,
England this year on a Fulbright
Dr. and Mrs. Agnew Bahnson
presented a copy of Raphael’s Ma
donna of the Chair to Salem Col
lege. , The painting, which hangs
opposite the front entrance of Main
Hall, was bought in Europe last
fall. It was done by Manbrana
Angelo studied under Gilolio, a
famous artist of the last century.
He has created many paintings.
The original Madonna of the
Chair is in the Pitti Galley
Florence. Raphael painted it in
Raphael’s Madonna is the most
popular painting in the Pitti Galley
and one of the most elaborate
paintings in the world. The pic
ture is noted chiefly for the art
ist’s ability to combine spiritual
and physical qualities in the ex
pressions of his subjects.
The golden frame is also a copy
of the one used in Pitti Galley.
Approximately $4,000 was given
to Salem during the holiday period
for the Katharine B. Rondthaler
Scholarship Fund. This fund was
started late last spring and an
nounced at Alumnae Day.
The Rondthaler Memorial Fund
has three parts: the Katharine B.
Rondthaler Scholarship; the Kath
arine B. Rondthaler Award; the
Rondthaler Visiting Lectureship.
These gifts were contributed to the
Most of the $4,000 was raised by
the efforts of Miss Claudia Wink
ler, a Salem alumna.
Dr. S. D. Craig of Winston-
Salem gave $14,400 toward the
creation of the Ruth Hanes Craig
Memorial Endowment Fund, estab
lished for the purpose of mainten
ance and beautification of the cam
This amount brings the total
amount of his contribution for this
fund to $25,000. This gift and sev
eral others bring the endowment of
Salem to within $75,000 of the $1,-
000,000 which is the goal for this
Thirteen Salemites wearing white
formal dresses, long white gloves
arrd carrying bouquets of red, white
and blue flowers helped form the
figure at the Governor’s Inaugural
Ball in Raleigh last night.
They were escorted by a marshall
of their choice in full formal dress.
The girls from the senior class
that will sponsor are Emma Sue
Larkins, Jeanne Harrison, Marian
Lewis, Nancy Ann Ramsey and
Jean Davenport. Other Salemites
attending are Anne Moye, Lu Long
Ogburn, Jean Calhoun, Betty Rid
dle, “Tinkie” Millican, Libby Nor
ris, Emma. McCotter and Polly
Prior to the Ball, the girls and
their marshalls attended a tea at
the Carolina Country Club. For
hours after the tea they rehearsed
the figure in Raleigh’s Memorial
Alicia Alonso (above) will appear as one of the stars at the presenta-
tion of the Ballet Theatre tonight at 8:30 in Reynolds Auditorium.
Salem Profs And Staff Enjoy
Wearying, Happy Vacation
By Emma Sue Larkins
The faculty, along with the stu
dents at Salem College,, had a big,
merry Christmas. They, didn’t
grade term papers or make out
exams. Instead they decorated
Christmas trees, took long, ■ event
ful trips, drank sillibub and egg
nog and played Santa Claus.
Miss Byrd insists that she hadn’t
had any egg nog when she slipped
on the kitchen floor in her home
in Morganton and fell on her
shoulder. She had to postpone her
trip, to Atlanta, but she had a
merry Christmas anyway, even with
her arm in a sling.
Mrs. Heidbreder and Mr. Spen
cer both attended history meetings.
Mrs. Heidbreder flew to Puerto
Rico where she attended a meeting
of the Phi Alpha Theta history
fraternity. She represented Salem’s
history fraternity. Delta Lambda,
which is a chapter of Phi Alpha
Mr. Spencer went to Washing
ton, D. C. where he attended a
meeting of the American Historical
Florida was the lucky recipient
of several of Salem’s faculty. Dr.
Welch, Miss Smoke, Miss Roberts,
Miss Morris, Miss Siewers, Dr.
Smith and Miss Covington all took
Mr. Campbell went in the op
posite direction from Florida. He
Rev. Baker Speaks
The Right Reverend Henry
Baker, Bishop co-adjutor of the
diocese of North Carolina, spoke
at the meeting of the Canterbury
Club Jan. 6. He made a brief talk
on the significance of the Epiphany
In his talk Reverend Baker
traced the development of Christ
ianity in England and then in
America. He pointed out that
those who held the light of the
gospel in England carried it over
This is what symbolizes the Epi
phany Service* The purpose is to
carry the lit candles to other parts
of the world so that all may be
illuminated and benefited.
spent part of Christmas in Maine
and then came back to North Caro
lina for duck hunting.
A great number of the faculty
spent their vacations at their
homes. Miss Hixson went to Au
gusta, Miss Reigner to Philadel
phia, Miss Nicholson to Troy, the
Russells to Georgia, Miss Sampson
to Pennsylvania, Miss Hodges to
West Virginia, Mrs. Loftis to Con
necticut, Miss Horne to Warren-
ton, and Mrs. Starr to New York
to be with her grandchildren. So
“going home” meant taking a nice
trip to most of the faculty, as well
as being with their families.
Miss Chapman has the distinc
tion of being the faculty member
who became engaged during the
holidays while Miss Barrier parti
cipated in the wedding of her sis
ter in High Point.
Mrs. Pyron went to Tucson,
Ariz. to visit her brother. She
hasn’t returned to school yet—
guess she has a lot of cuts.
So it seems that the faculty en
joyed their holidays and were just
a little bit weary also at 8:30 Mon
day morning when our classes and
their classes resumed.
The freshmen won the title of
champions in Salem’s first volley
ball tournament Wednesday night.
The championship battle between
the freshmen and faculty climaxed
three elimination games played
Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
On Tuesday night, the juniors
defeated the seniors 40 to 17 and
the freshmen conquered the sopho
mores 38 to 29.
The two winners of the Tuesday
night games battled for the student
title. In the junior-freshman game,
the freshmen won 54 to 27.
After the championship battle,
the freshmen met the faculty team
and overwhelmed them 48 to 20.
Refreshments were awarded the
faculty squad—bubble gum.
Modern and classical dance will
be featured in the Ballet Theatre
performance tonight at 8:30 p.m. at
Reynolds Auditorium. The ballet
will be the second program in the
Winston-Salem Civic Music Series.
The company of more than 100
members stars Alicia Alonso, Igor
Youskevitch, John Krisa, and Mary
Ellen Moylan. Joseph Levine will
conduct the symphony orchestra
and Edward Caton wiU be Ballet
Following their annual three
weeks’ engagement at the Metro
politan Opera House in New York
City, the Ballet group began its
14th annual state-wide tour. On
its tour this year, the Ballet
Theatre will appear in 92 cities and
feature excerpts from 25 ballets.
During its 14 years of existence,
the Ballet Theatre has toured 43
states in the United States and
many foreign countries.
Last year the Theatre group
began a ballet school and this year
a Workshop for Choregraphers has
The principal dancers of the
group are Alicia Alonso and Igor
Ballerina Alonso, Cuban-born,
began her career in Broadway
musicals before becoming a mem
ber of the Ballet Theatre. She has
been recognized by her native
country where she was awarded the
highest civilian honor, the Carlos
Manuel de Cespedes Medal.
The premier danseur is Igor You
skevitch. Mr. Youskevitch, born
in Moscow, was trained as a clas
sical dancer, but he is an admirer
of modern ballet. He began his
career in this country with the
Monte Carlo company.
“Over the river and through
To Grandmother’s house we
This was the winning theme for
Christmas dorm decorations used
by Bitting’s seniors. The judges
for the dorm decorations on Dec.
15 were Miss Frances Horne, Dr.
Michael Lewis, Edwin Shewmake
and Mrs. Vicky Hagaman. The
Bitting decoration was judged on
points of originality), appropriate
ness and attractiveness.
The back entrance to the base
ment of Bitting led to a cardboard
bridge with blue newspaper “water”
on either side. From this a path
led through a pine tree, “snow”
The entrance to Grandmother’s
house was cardboard Dutch doors
flanked by a little mailbox. Grand
mother and Grandfather, (stuffed
dummies) were seated comfortably
inside a house beside a fire.
Clewell was given honorable
mention. This theme was “The
Night Before Christmas”. A bed
was beside the fireplace and a little
boy manequin stood expectantly
beside his stocking while his little
brother slept peacefully in the bed.
South Hall was decorated in the
theme of an old Coldhial Christmas.
Strong and Sisters both used the
theme of the song “I Saw Mommie
Kissing Santa Claus”.