This Week’s Editor Is
Betty Lynn Wilson
Next Week’s Editor Is
IRC To Hold
Day In March
International Day will be held on
Salem campus Thursday, March 18.
It will be sponsored by the Inter
national Relations Club.
Twelve colleges have been invited
and the program for the day will
include a chapel speaker and a
panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. in the
Day Students’ Center.
Mr. Capus M. Waynick of High
Point will speak in chapel on some
aspects of foreign affairs. Mr.
Waynick was a former United
States embassador to Nicaragua.
He has served in both the North
Carolina Plouse and Senate and was
the chairman of the North Carolina
Democratic Party in 1948.
He was also chaiman of the
North Carolina Highway and Public
Works Commission. He has been
associated in newspaper business
with the Greensboro Daily Record
and the High Point Enterprise. Mr.
Waynick is married to a Salem
alumnae, Elizabeth McBee.
The topic for the panel discus
sion will be “The Position of Mino
rity Groups Around the World”,
and foreign students from the
twelve colleges and Salem will take
part in the discussion. Mr. War
ren Spencer will moderate.
The invited colleges are David
son, Queens, Elon, Lenior-Rhyne,
Belmont Abbey, Winston-Salem
Teachers’ College, Mitchell, Guil
ford, Greensboro College and Wo
man’s College of the University of
The guests will be received in
Clewell reception room and will be
furnished with maps of the campus
so that they may take a tour. The
foreign students and their advisors
will be the guests of the college at
dinner that night. After dinner
there will be a coffee in the Friend
ship Rooms of Strong for the
guests and all Salem students.
International Day is for all Salem
students and it is hoped that all
will be interested in attending the
various affairs. It is held every
other year at Salem. In alternate
years it is held at Catawba College.
Anne Edwards is in charge of the
reception committee and Kay Cun
ningham is in charge of the identi
fication cards for the guests. The
coffee will be directed by Marlene
Hedrick. Emma McCotter will
take care of the dining room ar
Laura Mitchell, Jane Brown, and David Parrish rehearse a scene from the forthcoming Pierrette production
of “The Member of the Wedding”. The play will be given March 17 and 18 in Old Chapel.
Students Fill Auditorium To Capacity Crowd
Half Hour Before Curtain To See Faculty Play
By Anne Edwards
“—a truly great thing!”
General Salem Press
“—thanks go to Mr. Curlee for
the complete understanding of De-
sargue’s Theorem— we were hold
ing the left needle too tight!”
Math . Major Press
“—bouquets to Helen Sullivan !”
Monday night in Memorial Hall
the Salem College faculty presented
the world premier of their new
musical comedy entitled “The In
vestigation of Salem”. It was re
ceived with ovation from the capa
city crowd who filled the auditor
ium a full half hour before curtain
time. Seen among the illustrious
audience was Senator Joseph Mc
Carthy and his committee.
This new musical comedy was
written, staged, and directed by
over thirty‘renowned members of
the faculty. The costumes for the
play were elaborate and decorative.
Frankie Ann Strader^ Pianist,
To Present Graduating Recital
The Salem College School of
Music will present Frankie Ann
Strader, pianist, in a graduating re
cital at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March
IS, in Memorial Hall.
«' Frankie, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Strader of Burlington,
has studied under Dr. Charles Var-
^ Margaret Merriman and
While at Salem, Frankie has been
a member of the Choral Ensemble,
Instrumental Ensemble, I. R. S.
Council, Student Government
Council, the Honor Society and the
Lecture Committee. She served as
president of the sophomore class
and senior editor of the Sights and
Sonata, Op. 2, No. 1 ..Beethoven
Ballade Op. 52, No. 4 ...Chopin
Etude Op. 25, No. 7
Etude Op. 25, No. 12
Polka -i Shostakovitch
The Island Spell Ireland
Etude Appassionata ' Chasins
Second Piano Concerto in C
minor t Rachmaninoff
' Hans Heidemann at the sdcond
Following the recital an informal
reception will be held in the Friend
ship Rooms of Strong.
The set was excellent and the tech
nical efforts were extraordinary
for the limited adaptability of the
The action of the play depicted
the life on a college campus. Ad
ding to the co-ordination of scenes
was Elizabeth Collett who repre
sented the passing of a person in
and out of life. Miss Collett in
deed did an admirable job of walk
ing across the itage and around
the building. Her expression of
physical tiredness was a true one.
She is currently associated with the
Athletic Association. Also serving
co-ordinating purposes was the
Greek chorus^ wdich expertly com
bined emotion and dance.
The part of the narrator, played
by Elizabeth Welch, was profes
sionally sound. The characteriza
tion was good and the original and
appropriate costume was well re
ceived by the audience. Miss Welch
has previously been connected with
Among the other outstanding
members of the cast were Frances
Horne and Charles Medlin who in
a complete change from previous
character showed professional pro
mise. William Todd expressed a
realistic understanding of his char
acterization of a counselor. He
can presently be seen in “Kinsey
and the English Novel”, playing in
Gram leys Give
Dr. and Mrs. Dale H. Gramley
entertained the senior class, their
wives and husbands and special,
guests at ^dinner last night in the
club dining room of Corrin Refec
The guests Were entertained dur
ing dessert by a combo composed
of three players. The combo in
cluded a guitar, a base fiddle' and a
piano. Each senior was also given
After dinner the guests were in-,
vited to the Gramley’s home for
Special guests were: Mrs. Amy
Hei.dbreder, dean' of women; Dr.
Ivy Hixon, • academic dean; Cle
mens Sandresky, dean of the
School of Music; Catherine Nichol-
Main Hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays at eleven-fifteen
.^ss Byrd showed an excellent
European accent while Lucille Scott
showed an extensive'-'knowledge of
the Salem touch in the Study Scene.
Perhaps one of the most enjoy
able dances of the play w^as the
can-can. It* was executed beauti
fully and the third dancer from the
left displayed a very coquettish
In summary, all of the actors and
actresses are to be commended for
their poise, zeal, originality, sports
manship, and courage. '
The annual convention of the
North Carolina Future Teachers of
America will be held in Raleigh on
The Future Teachers of America
of Salem elected three delegates
and five alternates to the conven
tion. The delegates are Betsy Liles,
w’ho has been nominated by the
Salem chapter for state F. T.- A.
president; Bobbi Kuss, who will
serve as Betsy’s campaign mana
ger and make her nomination ad
dress; and Carolyn Watlington, the
third delegate to the convention.
The alternates to the convention
are Anne Edwards, Diantha Carter,
Mary Scott Livingston, Gertie
Johnson and Helen Fung.
The delegates to the convention
will register Thursday afternoon at
the Hotel Sir Walter.
The convention meetings will be
gin Friday morning and will con
tinue through Friday evening. Dur
ing these sessions there will be
special speakers, election of officers
and xither business and entertain
Betsy Forrest, Salem’s , nominee
for Miss Representative Student..
Teacher, will be introduced at a
luncheon at noon Friday. J
Nominees for the president of the
North Carolina F. T. A. will be
presented Friday afternoon. The
campaign rhanagers as well as tjie'.
nominees . will make speeches,. V
Friday e'veriihg will be' the second
general session of the meeting. At
this time there will be the presenta-
son, senior class advisor; and Mrs. tion of all the nominees for Miss
Nell Starr, house mother of Bitting. Representative Student Teacher.
A tall, dreamy girl of twelve, a
Negro mammy with a blue glass,
eye, and a bespectacled sever-year
old boy—these are the characters
around which the plot of “The
Member of the Wedding” revolves.
This play by Carson McCullers is
the Pierrette spring production'and
will be given next Wednesday and
Thursday, March 17 and 18, in Old
Chapel. It is under the direction
of Elizabeth Riegner.
“The Member of the Wedding”
is the story of a twelve-year old
girl who falls in love with a wed
ding. Though she realizes she can
not, her greatest desire is to go
with her older brother on his
honeymoon. She feels alone in the
world, lost in the void between
childhood and adulthood.
The three act play takes place in
August, 1945, in a small southern
Laura Mitchell as Frankie Ad-
dams plays the adolescent who pas
ses alternately between periods of
energetic activity and rapt fantasy.
Her attention to her inward world
is abruptly interrupted by her
awareness of her surroundings.
Frankie is aware of being too tall,
is restless, and cannot find her
place in life.
Laura, a senior from Charlotte,
has been a member of the Pier
rettes for three years. She ap
peared first in the lead in "The
Innocents” in 1951. An English
major, Laura is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mitchell.
Jane Brown, in the role of Ber
nice Sadie Brown, is housekeeper,
cook, and “mother” to Frankie. She
is capable and devoted, and under
stands Frankie. Bernice has led
a full life and does not hesitate to
say so. She wears either a black
patch or a blue glass eye, depend
ing on the weather.
Jane, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. B. H. Brown, is a junior from
Murfreesboro. She was in “Blithe
Spirit” in 1952, and has been a
member of the Pierrettes two years.
David Parrish plays the role of
John Henry West, Frankie’s seven-
year old cousin. He is a delicate
boy, and his gold-rimmed spectacles
give him a judicious appearance.
David, ten-year old son of Mrs.
Frances K. Parrish, is a fifth-grader
at Central School. He has been in
several school plays, and Christmas
pageants at Home Church. David
is president of his class and treas
urer of the school student govern
Other members- oj the cast are
as follows :
T. T. Williams Donald Britt
Honey Camden Brown .. .Bruce
Mr. Addams ...Doug Carter
Mrs. West Juanita Efird
Helen Fletcher ..Harriet Harris
Doris Carolyn Miller
Sis Laura ...Paulette Nelson
Barney MacKean ....Bob Benton
Janice Virginia Dysard
Jarvis Herb Bunin
Emily Baker is technical director.
for the play. The art department
aided in designing the set. The
lighting is under the direction of
Louise Fike, and Martha Thorn
burg is in charge of sound. Both
lighting and sound require mood
effects. , , ,
Publicity chairman is Margaret
Blakeney, while Ruth Lott heads
the -make-up crew. Properties,
■which .include a sink with. running
water and a stoye, are being'harid-
led by Sandy Whitlock.
The costumes, which are modern, '
are, .pnder the supervision,, o.jf Firan-,.
cine -Pitts. ‘ ^ '
J Mary Arm Raines is stage mana
ger, and Martha Jane SontHern is
promptor for the play.
House manager is Anne Edwards,
and Pat Greene, Mary Avera,
Nancy Warren and Joyce Taylor
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