Go to hear Professor Proctor—
Concerning Plato, he’s the
Scorpions are a mystic group
With four new members in
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 24, 1953
Edwards, Ogburn, Murray,
Britt Are Elected Scorpions
dent and is majoring in music.
Last year she was chief marshal,
and is now pictorial editor of the
Salemite... She is from Smithfield
and has been on the May Court
for three years. Lu Long is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Alison is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Britt of Murfrees
boro and is an English major and
history minor. She is vice-presi
dent of the student body and as
sociate editor of the Salemite.
Last year she was president of the
Art Club and a marshal.
Connie, newly-elected president
of the Pierrettes, is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Murray of
Jean Edwards, Lu Long Ogburn,
Alison Britt, and Connie Murray
are the new members of the Order
of the Scorpion, honorary leader
ship organization on Salem campus.
Jean, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Edwards, is a home
economics major from Raleigh. She
was recently chosen president of
the Y. W. C. A. Jean is a member
of the F. T. A., the home eco
nomics club, the Pierrettes, and is
on the Salemite staff.
Lu Long is a senior class presi-
May Day Plans
Plans for the annual May Day
pageant are being completed by
the May Day committee.
Jean Shope, president of the
I. R. S., announced that Jimmy
Myers and his orchestra will play
for the dance from 9:00 p.m. until
12:00 p.m. on May 2.
Tickets for the dance are now
being sold by all I. R. S. members.
The price is $3.00 for couples, and
$1.50 for stags.
The dance which is held annually
in the gym will be in honor of the
May Day Queen, Ann Hughes, her
Maid of Honor, Peggyan Alder
man, and the court. The dance
will be the climax of the May
The pageant will be presented at
5:00 p.m. in the afternoon in the
May Dell. The pageant, which is
taken from Prokofiev’s Opera “The
Love for Three Oranges,” concerns
the adventures of a prince who
searches for the Queen of Beauty.
There are 49 Salemites included
in the cast besides the court mem
bers. After the pageant, supper
will be seived in Corrin Refectory.
Dr. Thomas Hays Proctor, professor of philosophy, will be the first
lecturer on the newly instituted Rondthaler Lectureship program. Dr.
Proctor will be at Salem on April 28-29 and will hold group discussions
on various topics as well as speaking in chapel on “Liberal Education
and Its Place in the World of Today.”
Lu Long Ogburn
Durham. An English and hJstory
major, she is house president of
Strong and associate editor of the
Salemite. Last year she:, was class
treasurer and vice-president of the
International Relations Club.
Other members of the Scorpions
are Joan Shope, Jean Shope,, Anne
Lowe, Eleanor McGregor, Peggy
Chears, Marian Lewis, Jane School-
field, Jane Smith, Jeanne Harrison,
Emma Sue Larkins, Ann Rhyne,
Marilyn Summey, Alice McNeely
and Jean Calhoun.
Auction Gets $200
The Y. W. C. A. collected a
total of $200 from the two auction
sales held in chapel last week.
Because faculty and students
participated with such enthusiasm,
it attracted the attention of the
Winston-Salem branch of the
Salem Alumnae and they added
$250 to the amount already raised.
Plans therefore are now being
made for another foreign student
at Salem next year.
Will Be Given ,
The Junior Class will give the
Junior-Senior Banquet in honor of
the graduating class at the Planta
tion Club at 7:00 on April 29.
The honor guests at the banquet
will be Dr. and Mrs. Dale H.
Gramley; Miss Jess Byrd, senior
class advisor; Mrs. Nell Starr,
house mother of Bitting dormitory;
Miss Catherine Nicholson, junior
class advisor and Mrs. Amy Heid-
breder, house mother of Strong
The invitations, miniature sheep
skins, were written by Cyndy May.
Frankie Strader is in charge of the
place cards. Gifts will be distri
buted to each senior.
Molly Quinn is in charge of the
Set For Apr. 27.
Eugene M. Jacobowsky, violinist,
and head of the string department
of the School of Music, and Hans
Hiedemann, piano instructor, will
present a program of selections by
Mozart, Beethoven and Franck at
8:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in
J Eugene Jacobowsky received a
B. S. degree from the Julliard
School of Music and M. A. in
Music Education at Columbia Uni
He has wide experience on the
concert stage and is well-known to
local audiences for his work with
the Winston-Salem Symphony Or
Hans Hiedemann was formerly
a member of the original Four
Piano Ensemble, which gained an
international reputation in the con
cert world before it disbanded in
Mr. Hiedemann is also a gradu
ate of the Julliard School of Music
and has studied with Rudolph Ser-
kin in Switzerland, and with Mariz
and Hedwig Rosenthal in New
Betsy Forrest was elected vice-
president of the collegiate branch
of the state Y. M.-Y. W. C. A. for
the next year at their spring con
ference. This meeting was held
last weekend at Quaker Lake. Miss
Margaret Barrier was also elected
to serve as an advisor for this
A report of the conference was
given at the local “Y” retreat held
last Monday night in the Friend
ship room of the Moravian Church,
at which time supper was served
and plans for the coming year
Other members of Salem’s “Y”
cabinet for the coming year are
Jean Edwards, president; Barbara
Allen, “Boots” Hudson, Molly
Quinn, Sue Harrison, Sue Jones,
Anne Edwards, Norma Ansell,
Carolyn Kneeburg, Sara Outland,
Nellie Ann Barrow, Mary Mc
Neely Rogers, Eleanor Walton and
Is To Begin
Dr. Thomas Hays Proctor, pro
fessor of philosophy will begin the
first program in the newly estab
lished Rondthaler Lectureship series
on April 28-29.
Dr. Proctor will address the stu
dent body in chapel April 28 on
“Liberal Education and Its Place
in the World of Today.” At three
that afternoon he will meet with
students on campus and discuss ’
1 At dinner. Dr. and Mrs. Proctor
will be the guests of the Scorpions
in the main dining room after
which coffee will be served in
Strong. Salem students are invited
to the coffee to meet Dr. and Mrs.
Wednesday’s schedule will begin
at 10:00 a.m. with a discussion of
Greek philosophy and Plato in the
Day Student Center.
“Trends in Modern Philosophy”
will be the topic at noon after
which the faculty and guests will
be entertained at a luncheon in the
Club Dining room. Later at 3:30
p.m. students are invited to tea.
An Englishman by birth, Dr.
Proctor arrived in America in 1901
to study in American colleges.
After studying for six years at the
University of Manchester, he re
turned to the continent to attend
German universities. He studied at
the University of Berlin and the
University of Heidelberg.
In 1919 Dr. Proctor made his
third voyage to the United States.
He instructed at Williams College
advancing to an assistant profes
sorship the following year. In
1924 he was called to Wellesley,
teaching there for 28 years.
Discussing philosophy and cur
rent problems with college students
is one of Dr. Proctor’s main en
joyments. He has been nicknamed
“Mr. Plato” and has gained such
favor with college girls that some
have aske4 him to officiate in their
Two years ago Dr. Proctor was
named by _Life Magazine as one of
the ten greatest United States
professors. For the past year he
has been a visiting lecturer at
Woman’s College, Greensboro.
His main purpose of lecturing to
college students is “to stimulate
the students to think more clearly
and profoundly about the funda
mental problems of life and the
universe in which we live.”
Sallie Jean Kerner, Senior^
Will Present Organ Recital
Sallie Jean Kerner, organist, will
present her senior graduation re-
Sallie Jean Kerner
cital at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April
26 in Memorial Hall.
Sallie has studied under Miss
Margaret Vardell, Dr. Smutz of
the National Music Camp at Inter-
locken, Mich., and Mr. Harold
Gleasou of the Eastman School of
Music in New York, N. Y.
While at Salem, Sallie, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Kerner of
Henderson, has been a member of
the Honor Society, the Y Cabinet,
Executive Board of the Finance
Committee, president of the Cho
rale Ensemble her senior year, and
organist for the Chapel choir.
Her program will be as follows:
Toccata per I’Elevazione
Sonate II Hindemitle
Toccata, Adgio, Fugue in C ....
Meditation from Suite