North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXXV
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 3, 1954
Number 9
ToGive Final
‘The final production of the Pier
rettes fall play “The Would-Be
Gentleman” will be presented to
night at 8:30 p.m., in Old Chapel.
The play is in five acts and was
written by Moliere.
“The Would-Be Gentleman” is a
comedy-ballet written by one of
the greatest of all French dra
matists. Moliere has the gift of
making people laugh. His comedy
deals with the differences between
the rediculous and the natural, and
possesses a touch of tragic allure.
The would-be gentleman, Mr.
- Jourdain, who is the principal char-
acter, represents all those middle-
(■' class men who become ridiculous
■■ S.'
Ki by their pretenses.
; ' He is the amusing “bourgeois”
j.i who tries to imitate those of sup-
erior social standing and education
^ and who succeeds only in becom-
S ing stupidly ambitious and in re-
mainiiig ignorant. In spite of the
%. instructional element in Moliere’s
^ ' drama, the comedy and ballet are
I ' combined to make it a work of
t delight, not derision.
I' In the Pierrettes’ production,
I ’Diane Huntley is cast as Mr. Jour-
f. dain.
.. The others in the cast are;
Music master—Freda Siler
[ Music students—Nancy Flo-
I ranee, Susan Glaser, Juanita
p Ffird, and Denyse McLaw-
i; ' ■
[:■■ horn
r Dancing master—Sally Reiland
i Dancing students—Rachel Ray-,
I Carol Cooke, Nancy Blum,
Matilda Parker, Anne Cren
shaw, S u j e 11 e Davidson,
Temple Daniels, Joyce Tay
lor, Peggy Hawkins, -Bebe
Boyd, Sarah Smothers
Lackeys—Dayl Dawson, Jane
Fencing master—Emily Baker
Philosopher—Sandy Whitlock
Nicole—Julia Parker
Master tailor—Donald Caldwell
b Tailor’s assistant—Peggy Haw-
P' kins
Mrs. Jourdain—Nancy Proctor
Dorante—Judy Graham
Cleonte—Toni Gill
Covielle—Louise Fike
Lucille—Ann Mixon
Dorimeme—Mary Ann Raines
Mufti—Sarah Eason
; Miss Elizabeth Reigner is direc-
j. ,^:tor of the play, and Donald Cald-
;y "it^vell is her assistant. Ann Mixon
k is stage manager, Mrs,/ Jo Money,
set designer, and Barbara Durham
ul'- iconstruction manager.
Maggi Blakeney is costume de
li-‘signer; Kay Cunningham is cost-
ij.^ume co-ordinator; and Betty Baird
-“’I,-is costume producer.
Emily Baker is in charge df
|'‘!choreography, and Nancy Florance
,„.|the music. Original music is com-
||;J:posed by Ella Ann Lee and Mar-
litha Thornburg. Louise Fike man-
: iages the lights; Betty Morrison
-/the props; and Sandy Whitlock the
(publicity. Norma Hanks is house
' (manager; and Peggy Hawkins is in
| /.charge of make-up.
Harvard Enlists Dr. Todd
To Authenticate Rare Books
Announcement was made by Dr. Gramley at a faculty meeting Wed
nesday that Salem College had accepted the resignation of Dr. William
B. Todd, effective the latter part of January.
Caught during rehearsal of the “Would-Be Gentleman”
Proctor, Diane Huntley, and Judy Graham.
are Nancy
Two World Famous Artists
To Appear With Civic Club
William Olvis, the dynamic new
tenor star, who will be heard here
at 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9,
is one of the most outstanding
singing talents to appear in many
years. Now embarked on his first
nationwide tour, he comes to Win
ston-Salem a veteran of concert,
opera, radio and television.
Young Bill Olvis belongs to the
new generation of American artists
who have proved that top-flight
talent can be discovered and train
ed right in the confines of the
U. S. In Olvis’ case, one can say,
right within California’s boundar
ies, for the handsome Hollywood-
nold Schoenberg. He made his
debut at twelve with the Vienna
Symphony but his concert career
did not start until his mid-teens.
Serkin’s first visit to the United
States was to play for a special
invited audience at the Coolidge
Festival in Washington, D, C. His
public debut at pianist took place
in 1936 when Toscanini invited him
to be his soloist with the New
York Philharmonic-Symphony Or
chestra, The profound impression
he made on that occasion has en-
Home Ea Club
ToQive Annual
Christmas Tea
On Sunday, Dec. 5, from 3:30
until 5 ;00 p.m., the annual Christ
mas Tea, sponsored by the Home
Economics Club, will be held in
the Home Management House.
Members of the faculty, parents
of the Home Economics students,
and the trustees of the college have
been invited to enjoy the refresh
ments and decorations prepared by
members of the organization.
The decorations in the Home
Management House will carry out
a theme of silver and white,
fringed with red. The staircase,
front door, and main rooms will
be decorated in various arrange
ments suggestive of the religious
ideas of Chrstmas.
Refreshments will be served
throughout the afternoon to the-
Temple Daniel and Peggy Haw
kins are co-chairmen of the deco
ration committee; head of the com
mittee on invitations is Mary Lou
Mauney. Betty Baird’s committee
is planning refreshments.
Dean’s Reminder
The Office of the Dean of Stu
dents wishes to announce the regu
lations concerning spending the
night in towm after the Christmas
that has established him as an
unique figure in the concert world.
At the Bach Commemorative
born tenor undertook his entire | Festival in June 1950, under the
professional preparation inside] direction of Pablo Casals, in the
California with such distinguished j remote Pyrenees village of Prades
dured through an American career dance. All the details, says Mrs.
musical names as Lotte Lehman,
Martial Singher, and Dr. Richard
Awarded the Atwater-Kent Prize
in 1949, Olvis made his debut as
a star of a special operatic series
under the supervision of Dr. Carl
Ebert, of Glyndebourne fame. Suc
cess was his immediately. In three
years he has chalked up a record
of w'eekly broadcasts for ABC,
guest appearances on both the NBC
and CBS Networks, a season at
the St. Louis Municipal Opera, and
appearances with many leading or
chestras throughout the naton. And
on records, the New York Times
has hailed his “stirring, ringing and
impressive tenor” in its review of
his new recordings for Concert
Hall Society.
Mr. Olvis will be accompanied
at the piano by Clemens Sand-
Rudolph Serkin, the world fam
ous pianist W'ho, in the words of
Life Magazine, “looks like a scholar
and plays like an angel”, will be
heard here at 8:30 p.m., tomorrow
night, at Reynolds Auditorium, in
the course of a sold-out Civic
Music concert tour. “He is the
greatest living pianist, equalled by
no other pianist and by no other
interpretative musician except Ar
turo Toscanini”, said the Herald-
Tribune recently.
A truly international figure, the
pianist was born in Egar, Bohemia
(later Czechoslovakia) on March
28, 1903. He was brought up in
Vienna where he studied piano
with Professor Richard Robert
and, later, composition under Ar-
in France, Serkin gave the only
concert performed by a single art
ist. Tirhe magazine reported: “With
perfectionist Casals sitting before
him in the audience, Rudolf Serkin
played through Bach’s Goldberg
Variations with a power and pre
cision that transfigured Casals’
round face.” He returned in the
summer^ of 1953 to play at the
second Casals Music Festival, this
one in the Palace of the Kings of
Mallorca at Perpignan.
Serkin has recorded rriany of the
major works of his recital and or
chestral repertoire for Columbia
Masterworks Records.
Choir To Give
‘The Messiah’
The twenty-third annual presen
tation of Handel’s oratorio, “The
Messiah”, will be given at 4:00
p.m., Sunday, December 5, in the
main auditorium of Centenary
Methodist Church.
Louis A. Potter, founder and for
eighteen years director of the
Washington, D. C. Choral Society,
has returned to Winston-Salem to
direct the performance. He is a
former minister of music at Cen
A thirty piece orchestra will per
form with the community chorus,
the largest in the history of Mes
siah presentations here.
Following the custom begun at
the first Messiah presentation, a
Heidbreder, are clearly stated in
detail in the handbook. It would
be advisable to re-read these rules,
for the IRS is definitely re-em-
phasizing the importance of these
regulations this year.
To be allowed to spend the night
out in town after the Christmas
dance, one must secure a written
invitation from her hostess and
written permission from her par
ents. These permissions must be
on file in the office and sign-out
cards approved by noon of the day
of the dance.
Choral Ensemble
To Sing In Chapel
In chapel on Thursday, Dec. 9,
the Choral Ensemble will present
a thirty-minute program of Christ
mas music.
The selections will be recorded
and broadcast by the Winston-
Salem Mozart Club over radio
station WSJS -at 8:30 p.m., op
Friday, Dec. 10.
The opening number will be
Bach’s “Break Forth, O Beauteous,
Heavenly Light,” followed by an
organ selection featuring Miss
Margaret Vardell.
Peggy Daniel and Denyse Mc-
Lawhorn will be soloists for the
Choral Ensemble rendition of an
other Bach cantata, “For Us a
Child is Born.”
Accompanied by Suzanne Gordon
on the violin and Suzanne Delaney
Dr. Todd
Dr. Todd, head of the Depart
ment of English, resigned to accept
a position as Assistant Librarian in
charge of rare books at Houghton
Library of the Harvard University
The new' status will demand that
Dr. Todd authenticate any rare
prints, manuscripts, or books as to
origin, object, or significance that
come to Harvard. Approximately
10,000 selections reach the library
per year.
The Harvard University Library
is the largest university library in
the world and is second in size
only to the British Museum. The
position Dr. Todd will hold is one
of only eight or nine such in the
Dr. Todd came to Salem in Sep
tember of 1949, after receiving his
doctorate at the University of
Chicago. He was graduated from
Lehigh University in 1940 with high
honors. After four and one half
years in the army with the Fourth
Infantry Division, he returned to
Lehigh to obtain his Master’s de
gree. He was awarded a Full-
bright Fellowship for research in
England in ’52 and ’53.
Dr. Todd has become one of the
foremost authorities on old manu
scripts in this country. He has
had approximately fifty articles
published in various magazines.
Later, Dr. Gramley expressed the
feelings of the faculty and admi
nistration by saying “Salem regrets
very much Dr. Todd’s leaving. But
we gain some satisfaction from the
fact that it is a great honor for
him. Salem is pleased that Har
vard should select one of our
faculty to join its administration.”
Dr. Gramley announced that
Miss Jess Byrd will be acting head
of the Department of English for
next semester.
Another instructor will be se
cured to teach some of the courses
offered by the department.
News Briefs
The Senior Class will begin sell
ing the Christmas list of names
and addresses of Salem students
and faculty next week. They may
be purchased from any senior for
* * *
The United States National Stu
dent Association will meet in
Raleigh, Dec. 2, 3, and 4. Salem
College is a member of this or
ganization and several members of
the Salem Student Council may
, ♦ * *
There will be no vesper' service
on campus this Sunday because of
the performance of “The Messiah”
to be given at 4:00 p.m. Sunday
at the harp, the group will con
free-will offering will be taken to I elude the recorded program with^ Centenary Methodist Church,
benefit worthy musical students. arrangement of Silent Night. (Continued On Pa^e Four)

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