Seen above are Betty Brunson and Ann Butler looking over the exhibit
at a faculty hobby show in the art gallery.
FacuJty Hobbies Include Sewing,
Cooking, Painting, Woodwork
By Sally Reiland
A faculty hobby show is currently
on display in the art gallery of the
library. This is sponsored by the
Art department of the college.
The diversity of the faculty in
terests and talents is well shown
b\' the entries in painting, sketch
ing, wood work, sewing, cooking,
photography and other types of
Among the outstanding art on
display is a group of work by
Hans Heidemann. This includes
two oil paintings, one a landscape
scene and the other an abstract of
the human eyes a number of small
pencil sketches of scenes; and sev
eral pieces of leather work includ
ing minute mo'ccasins, bags and
Evabelle Covington iS' showing a
box of pink and white floral mints
which she has made, and pictures
of various special-occasion cakes of
many tiers which she has baked
and decorated. Also on display is
some of her china painting and a
collection of little girls’ dresses of
organdy, cotton print and dotted
Swiss which she has made.
Of great interest in the way of
line studies are the pencil abstrac
tions of Catherine Nicholson, parti
cularly those entitled “Father and
Son,” “Dog in the City” and “Cat.”
Miss Nicholson also has an inter
esting illustration for Book Ten of
“Paradise Lost.” , Attached to this
display, board is a note signed by
the artist which states that the
dra\*/ings were prompted by a de
sire to prove that she was not “un
cooperative, insensitive and lazy”,
as Edwin Shewmake had jokingly
accused her of being when she first
refused to enter the exhibit, saying
that she had no hobby and didn’t
want one. A very good proof, it
has been observed.
Margaret Simpson shows her
feminine artistic ability in a brown
wool sports dress which 'She has
made; while A. T. Curlee, already
known over the campus and in
Winston-Salem for his excellence
in wood work, again shows his ex
pert manual creativeness in a hand-
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carved table lamp. ,
Roy Campbell and Donald Britt
give evidence of being professional
free-lance photographers in their
spare time. Among Mr. Britt’s en
tries are three black and white
photograph studies: “Repast,”
featuring an arrangement of bread
and wine; “December Seascapes,”
which focuses a twisted and barren
tree by the shore; and “Charles-
toniana,” a view of and through a
wood-framed wrought-iron gate.
Brilliant color slides of his cabin
and boats in Maine are shown by-
The show is inclusive of not only
these faculty hobbies, but also of
the results of the spare-time acti
vities of some of the faculty child
Sue and Cris French, children of
B. Carson French of the Chemistry-
department, have done a number of
interesting drawings — some water
colors and some cray-on. Most, of
Cris’s work is shown in a group
of ship studies, some of which are
entitled “U. S. S. Delaware,”
“Boats,”-“Port of Entry” and “Cun-
ard Liner—City" of Rome.” Cris
has also constructed a large sail
boat model, made of paper and
cardboard, while Sue shows a duck
of hardened clay which she has
made and a group of water-colors
of houses, horses, birds, dogs and
Bill Gramley’s ink sketch of
“Peaceful Pause,” featuring Old
Salem Tavern as it probably ap
peared at Washington’s arrival in
the late 1700’s, is on display"—along
with his colorful oil painting of a
May Dell scene.
. . . All of which proves that the
faculty and their families are a
versatile and talented group out of
the classroom as well as in it.
The exhibit will be open in the
library for the next several weeks.
In order to encourage young
writers, the Mademoiselle magazine
is sponsoring two writing contests
this year: the annual college fiction
contest and the Dydan Thomas
poetry contest. These afford the
college student a chance for publi
cation in a national magazine. The
following are rules that must be
followed by submitters.
College Fiction' Contest:
Eligibility: Women undergradu
ates under twenty-six.
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words.
Format: Typewritten double-
spaced, one side of paper only.
Contestant’s name, home ad
dress and college year should
be clearly marked.
J udges : Mademoselle editors,
whose decision will be final.
Winners will be notified by re
Deadline: Entries must be post
marked by midnight April IS,
'Submit to: College Fiction Con
test, Mademoiselle, 575 Madison
Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.
Dylan Thomas Poetry Contest:
Eligibility: One poem will be
chosen from those submitted by
women college students under
One poem will be chosen from
those submitted by women
under thirty who may or may
not be college graduates.
Rules: Poems already published
(except in college publications)
are not acceptable. Submitted
poem should be ty"pe\vritten,
, double-spaced on white paper.
Contestant’s name, address and
age should be clearly marked
and “in college” or “not in col
Not more than three poems
may be entered b\" one writer.
Judges: Mademoiselle’s editors,
whose decisions will be final.
Deadline: April IS, 1954.
Submit to: Mademoiselle Dylan
Thomas Award, 575 Madison
Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.
Salem Y. D. C.
At a joint meeting of the Win
ston-Salem Wilsonian Democratic
Club and the newly formed Salem
College Young Democratic Club
held in the Winston-Salem Court
House, 8 :00 p. m., March 4, the of
ficers of the Salem club were offi-
Senator John Larkins of Trenton,
N. C. was the guest speaker at this
meeting. Senator Larkins’ speech
was on the history and work of the
Young Democratic Clubs in North
The officers of the Salem Young
Democratic Club who were installed
are: Polly Larkins, president;
Patsy Roberson, vice-president;
Mary Alice Ryals, secretary; and
Bebe Boyd, treasurer.
These officers were elected at the
organizational meeting of the Salem
College Young Democratic Club
held in the Day Student Center
The Salem club is to be affiliated
with the Young Democratic Clubs
at the other colleges and univer
sities in the state.
jytarch 12, 1^^
Polk Discusses Tourist Trade,
Southern Cooking, Old South
By Maggi Blakeney
William Polk, the small gray-
haired associate editor of the
Greensboro Daily News, presented
a witty discussion of his new book
Southern Accent Sunday afternoon
in the gallery B of the Arts Coun
Mr. Polk’s book in places is
poetic, in places stairical, yet is a
very wise and true analysis of the
South as it is today.
The author, a southerner himself,
very evident in his slow drawl, said
he wrote the book out of “love,
shame, admiration, exasperation,
perplexity and fascination”.
The book is very clear and is
• often hilarious, as was Mr. Polk
as he spoke Sunday. He studied
Tour questions important to us. (1)
What is the South? (2) What is
it doing? (3) What is it thinking?
and (4) What is it becoming?
“Is it true what they say about
Dixie ? No ! No 1 a thousand times.
No!” smiled Mr. Polk as he an-
■swered liis own question. There
are two souths—the old South and
the new South, he said.
The old South is Charleston, S.
C., people who consider the lilies of
the field, the Calhounistic wise and
masterly inactivity, a code which
includes courage and integritj", and
a suspicious air about money. Mr. |
Polk summed it up nicely, “They
don’t believe in change. Don’t be
lieve in it at all.”
The new South is “building or
buying houses, working hard, ener
getic, living in cities,’’ . . . “sym
bolized by the H-bomb plant in
the Savannah River basin”, Birm
ingham, Alabama, and making
Mr. Polk went on to say every j
man everyday uses something fro'm
the South. This is a far cry from
the day in which all the South had
to offer was a “hole in the ground”,
He went on to say that one of |
the greatest things happening in
the South is what he called “the
biggest vacation since the cru
sades” : the tourisj trade. North
Carolina alone is raking in four
hundred million a year, according
to Mr. Pblk.
Southern cooking" is always a
topic of much discussion so Mr.
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Polk stated for his audience the
three types of real good souther!
cooking. They are the out-door
picnic, home cooking (for
the South is famous), and the Ne
Orleans type Creole cooking, fjg
had to admit that most cooking i!
the southern restaurants was ex
The southern dialect, he
comes from the days of Chaucer,'
Milton, and Queen Elizabeth. He
devoted a whole chapter to this in
his book called “Uncle Rem us
Spoke the Queen’s English”. He
said Elizabeth habitually used “hit"
for “it” and he was sure' if she
heard some mammy say, “Honey
hit don’t make no never mind”'
Her Majesty would have felt quite
Mr. Polk gave three Souths since
the Civil War—1865-1900, the Henry
Grady south of the one gallus far
mer; 1900-1932, laying the founda
tions on government, and 1932-1954
carrying on work done before. We
are now in the carrying on period.
The period of research, tourist
trade, industrial revolution (yester
day’s cotton plantation is today's
synthetic manufacturing plant), and
the “pasture boom” (where cotton
was king, the cow is queen). This
is what the South is doing.
“What is the South becoming?”
“It’s hard to say”, smiled Mr. Polk,
“It is the almost irresistable force
meeting the not quite immovable
object”. The almost irresistible
force is the force of inclustraliza-
tion and the new South. The not
quite immovable object is the old
The old South is lionor, hos
pitality, dependability and the nice
blending of Stoicism and Epicuri-
anism. The most important thing
however, according to Mr. Polk, is
that the South is fashioning “com
plete men and women”.
Mr. Polk’s audience applauded
..enthusiastic'alh" at the end of his
talk. I had fallen in love with the
little man with the .grey hair, in
the grey suit and maroon tie who
would “like as not” say to Ids Sun
day guest as the rolls are passed
“take two and butter ’em while
they are hot”.
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