Sb«’s very charming
And very active.
Lu Long, “Miss Cfliann”,
Is most attractive.
Schlesinger will talk to ns,
Come and listen, then dis
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 27, 1953
The Salem College Lecture Series
presented Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
as its final lecturer, in Memorial
Hall Thursday, March 26. His
topic was “The Future of Human
Mr. Schlesinger, who is well-
known as a historian, newspaper
columnist, and Harvard University
professor, expounded his views on
the future of human freedom by
saying that “the failure of free
society in the nineteenth century
to rheet the problems created by
the new industrialism, led in the
.twentieth century to the flight
from freedom and the rise of
totalitarionism”. Because of the
failure of freedom, Mr. Schlesinger
further added that we have had to
face both the Facist and Com
munist challenge to society. Mr.
Schlesinger affirmed that the only
way to preserve freedom is to
“speedily undertake short-run
measures of political and military
defense.” In conclusion Mr. Schle-
singer stated that the only long-
run guarantee for freedom lies in
the construction of an affirmative
answer to totalitarionism.”
While Mr. Schlesinger was here,
he was entertained with a dinner
and an after-dinner coffee given
by the Salem chapter of Phi Alpha
Theta, national honorary history
Though still in his early thirties,
Mr. Schlesinger has already pub
lished three books. In 1946 at the
age of 26, he was the youngest
historian ever to win the Pulitzer
Prize. He received it for his book,
“The Age of Jackson.”
He has studied at Ohio State
University, the University of Iowa,
Harvard University, where he
graduated summa cum laude in
1938, and at Cambridge, England.
In 1942 he joined the OWI in
Washington and later went to the
office of Strategic Services. He
also served in London and Paris
with the OSS.
Seen during a rehearsal of “The Importance of Being Ernest” is part of the cast for the Pierrette
spring production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy. Left to right are Pax Davis, Dick Johnson, Betsy Liles,
Maggie Blakeney, and Peggy Hawkins.
Salemites Plan To Take Vacation Trips
To Great White Way; Great White Wave
By Emma Sue Larkins
“Five more days ’till vacation”^—
then Salemites go back to the
station, to civilization, to mothers,
brothers and lovers. '
“Back to civilization” includes
home for most Salemites, but it
includes New York and the “great
white way” for Lu Long Ogburn,
Jean Calhoun and Anne Merritt.
It includes the beach and the
“great white wave” for Allison
Long, Diane Knott, Jackie Neilson,
Jean Currin, Norma Spikes and
For Elsie Macon and Emma Sue
Larkins civilization includes More-
head. They’re going back with
lovers Steve Jones and Dalton
Loftin. Jane Smith is going back
Ann Hughes Represents Salem
At The Annual Azalea Festival
Ann Hughes, senior from Win
ston-Salem, has been chosen to
represent Salem at the 6th annual
Azalea Festival in Wilmington this
As a member of Queen Azalea s
court, Ann left here this morning
to attend the first activity of the
weekend—a barbecue at the Orton
Plantation. This is being given for
the queen, court and the band
leader, whose band is playing for
Tonight the group is having din
ner at the Cape Fear Country Club,
after which the princess of the
festival will be crowned at a formal
The parade will be held Saturday
morning. The members of the
court have been given their dresses
and accessories by the sponsors of
the festival, who have also paid
all expenses of the girls and their
Tornorrow a luncheon will be
given in their honor at the Soros-
■sas Club, and attendance at a
Western-style championship rodeo
will be among the afternoon’s acti
vities. The Coronation Ball, high-
li,ght of the festival, will be held
fbrnofrow night at the Lumina
Ballroom at Wrightsville Beach, at
which time Ersula Thiess, noted
German movie star, will be crowned
Queen of the 1953 Azalea Festival.
Miss Thiess has recently been seen
in a Film Group release, “Mon
soon”, will soon be seen in her first
for a job and she doesn’t know
w'hat she’ll wear, but she’s sure
she’ll be dressed. Peggy is not
going back to civilization ’cause
she’s going to be here at Salem
to see the sunrise service. Sev
eral other Salemites (no names
mentioned) said they expected to
see the sun rise several times dur
ing their holidays.
to civilization down in ’bama with dentist and going to be interviewed
lover Bill Johnston.
Anna Katherine Dobson is leav
ing civilization to go to Yankee-
land. She and her folks are going
up to see a sister and Salemite
who’s back to civilization for good
—Alice Blake Dobson, who lives in
Medford, Mass, with her husband.
As for new outfi-(s to make
mothers proud; to make fathers
groan (at the price); to make
lovers swoon and to make the outer
world conscious of us—Jane‘Fear
ing has a lovely creation of black
and white raw silk print. The
dress is a cocktail (!) dress and
there’s a jacket also.
Alice Carter has a carnation blue
suit with shell pink cross-stripes.
She’s wearing blue and pink car
nations to match—naturally.
For Florida weather and lovers,
Bebe Brown has big brown and
white checks. It’s another cock
tail (!) dress. A Florida suntan
comes with the dress.
Peggy McCanless has a baby
blue suit with a beaded collar.
She’s going to the beach, but she’ll
wear the suit to church with Frank.
Donald Caldwell is wearing her
red satin riding habit to a horse
show in Asheboro. Afterwards
she’s going to the beach—but minus
the riding habit.
Peggy Chears is going to the
Anne Merritt, Lou Fike and
Donald Caldwell were elected Vice-
President, Treasurer, and Secre
tary respectively of the A. A. Coun
cil. These new officers together
with the sports managers were
elected Tuesday night by the pre
sent A- A. Council.
Managers of the A. A. Council
include: Jean Currin, basketball;
Betty Morrison, hockey; Polly
Jean Calhoun, editor of the 1953-
’54 Salemite has announced her
staff as follows: Alison Britt and
Connie Murray, Associate Editors;
Sally Reiland, Managing Editor;
Betsy Liles, Feature Editor; As
sistant Feature Editor, Bessie
Smith; Bebe Boyd, Copy Editor;
Betsy Turner, Headline Editor;
Lu Long Ogburn, Pictorial Editor;
Donald Caldwell, Make-up Editor;
Edith Flagler, Music Editor and
Lou Fike, Sports Editor.
On the editorial staff are: Laurie
Mitchell, Jean Edwards, Sarah
Outland, Barbara Allen, Sue Har
rison, Louise Barron, Jackie Niel-
I son, Eleanor Smith, Martha Thorn
burg, Diane Knott, Francine Pitts,
Betty Tyler, Jane Brown, Betty
Lynn Wilson, Mary Anne Raines,
Frieda Siler, Carol}'n Kneeburg,
and Anne Edwards.
The business staff is as folows;
Joan Shope, Business Manager;
Marguerite Blanton and Maggie
Blakney, Advertising Managers;
Toddy Smith, Circulation Manager.
On the usiness staff are Sally
Hackney, Peggie Horton, Carolyn
Wilde s Play
“The Importance of Being Er
nest,” the celebrated comedy by
Oscar Wilde, will be presented by
the Pierrettes on April 14 and 15
in Old Chapel.
The play is a broad farce involv
ing the ridiculous situation of a
seeming double identity. Three
gentlemen in pursuit of three
ladies (and vice versa) are con
stantly harassed by the actions of
Lady Bracknell, whose efforts to
keep the lovers apart almost work.
The actors and actresses repre
sent Salem College and Winston-
Salem talent. Betsy Liles, who
plays the part of Cecily Cardew,
is cast opposite Dick Johnson.
Dick is an employee of Western
Electric. The part of Qwendoline
Fairfax will be played by Margaret
Blakeney, and her co-star is Pax
Davis, reporter for the Twin City
Sentinel. Bill Woestendiek as Rev.
Canon Chasuble will play opposite
Ann Edwards. Bill is the assistant
city editor for the Winston-Salem
Journal. Dick has been cast as
Algernon Noncrieff, Pax as John
Worthing, and Ann as Miss Prism.
These three Salemites are all so
The role of Lady Bracknell will
be played by Peggy Hawkins, a
freshman from Goldsboro. Others
in the cast are Betty Lynn Wilson
and Ed Freidenburg.
The scene is set in three places:
the city of London, and inside and
outside of a country home in Eng
land. The play will be .given arena
style. The stage will be the area im
mediately in front of the stage
proper of Old Chapel. The audi
ence will be seated on all four
sides of this stage and on the re
gular stage. There will be en
trances through the audience at
four places, establishing an audi
ence-actor relationship. The actors
will be able to speak in natural
tones, thus obtaining ample pro
jection. In order that all members
of the audience may see a part of
each scene, the actors will con
stantly shift positions on stage.
The play is being directed by
Miss Elizabeth Reigner. The crew
heads are Rooney Barnes, assist
ant director; Bryan Balfour, set;
Sally Reiland, lights; Emma Sue
Larkins, publicity; Ann Mixon,
stage manager; Becky Powers,
properties; Mary E. McClure,
tickets; Betty Riddle, programs;
and Emily Baker, costumes.
F.T. A. Takes
Nine Salemites will go with Dr.
Elizabeth Welch to Ashville for
the annual North Carolina Educa
tion Association Convention, March
26-28. While there they will attend
NCEA meetings and also have
special F. T. A. meetings on Fri
day, March 27.
Ann Bondurant, a junior, will be
Salem’s candidate for vice-president
of F. T. A. in North Carolina.
Elsie Macon, a senior, will repre
sent Salem as “Miss S t u d e n t
Teacher of 1953” from this campus
and will be. presented at a large
assembly Friday night.
Official deligates from Salem will
Watlington, Betty Saunders, June , be Loma Faye Cuthbertson, Ann
Kipe, Claire Chestnutt, Diantha i Bondurant and Marilyn Summey.
Larkins, assistant hockey; J e a n Carter, Ann Butler, Thelma Lan-| Others making the trip will be
American movie role, and has often
been called “the most beautiful girl
in the world” by the British Press.
Ann’s escort for the weekend
rvill be Ed Auman of Winston-
Salem, a student at Bowman Gray
School of Medicine.
Shope, softball; Bobbi Kuss, swim-,
ming; Allison Long, golf; Francine
Pitts, volleyball; Susan Glaser,
badminton; Carolyn Kneeburg,
archery and ping-pong; Emily
These new officers will take over
their duties immediately after
caster, Mary McNeely Rogers, Martha Newcomb, Fae Fuller,
Betty Morrison, and Bebe Brown. Betsy Turner, Dot Smothers and
Typists are Joyce Billings, Ann Joan Elrick.
Butler and Eleanor Smith, On this agenda for Friday will
There are several vacancies on : be a general session of the F. T, A.
the staff which will not be filled ^ that morning, in which Salem will
until next year to allow for ad-^ be in charge of the music. At the
vancement of persons already on'. F. T. A. luncheon in the Battery
the staff or for new persons who ■ Park Hotel Ballroom Salem will
are interested in Salemite work. present a skit.