This week’s editor is Mary
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 11, 1955
Number 1 3
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Is Slated For
, I Patsy McAuley of Rocky Mount
has been selected to play the role
of Catheryn Sloper in the Pierret
tes’ spring production, “The Heir
ess,” according to Ann Mixon,
Chosen for the other female
roles were: Judy Gr’aham as Mrs.
‘Almond; Meredith Stringfield as
Mrs. Montgomery; Terry Harmon
as Marian Almond; Ann Mixon as
Miss Lavinia Penniman; and Mar
tha Jarvis as Mama.
John Spinks is playing the part
of Morris; and Bob Arey has the
role of Dr. Sloper.
of Dr. Sloper.
Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s adap
tation of the Henry James novel,
Washington Square, is an 1850
drama bordering on melodrama.
The play, set early in the Victorian
era, has two acts.
' The Salem presentation of “The
Heiress” is scheduled for March
30 and 31. The director is Miss
Elizabeth Reigner. House man
ager will be Carolyn Kneeburg;
producer is Julia Poe Parker.
The first production of the play
took place in New York in 1947.
It starred Basil Rathbone; Windy
.Hiller played the part of Catheryn.
Stage manager for the Pierrette
production will be Pat Green. The
set designer is Jo Money; Barbara
Durham and Mary Curtis Wrike
are in charge of scenery. The pro
perty committee is headed by Bren
Bunch and Matilda Parker; Kay
■ Cunningham and Amory Merritt
will plan the costumes.
The lighting committee is com
posed of Judy Graham, Louise
Fike, and Mary Blount; Maggi
Blakeney will arrange publicity for
the play. Prompter will be Diane
Drake, and Francine Pitts is in
charge of the make-up committee.
“Trying out” for parts in the Pierrettes’ forth coming production of “The Heiress” are: Martha Jarvis,
Anne Edwards, Patsy McCauley, Juanita Efird, Mary Archer Blount, and Ann Mixon.
Carlos Romulo, ‘Little Man With a Big Voice/
Receives Standing Ovation By Salem Audience
The School of Music of Salem
College will present Mrs. Libby
Linn Gabriel in a piano recital in
Memorial Hall on Monday, Febru
ary 14, at 8:30 p.m.
Her program for the evening will
be as follow'S :
Three Chorale Preludes.. .Bach
Sonata, Opus 78 ......Beethoven
Papillons, Opus 2 ... Schumann
Vaises Nobles et Sentimentales ^
Excursions, Opus 20 ---.
Ballade in F Major, Opus 38-.--
Waltz in E Minor, Opus Post
humous — Chopin
Mrs. Gabriel, who is replacing
Miss Frances Horne as piano in-
;structor, is a native of Hickory,
-w'here she attended the city schools.
She received voice and piano dip
lomas from the Institute of Musi
cal Art, New York City, and won
a piano fellowship to Juillard
School of Music’s graduate school.
She retained the fellowship for five
years as a student of the late Er
Mrs. Gabriel w'as a member of
the music faculty of Ohio Univer
sity, Athens, Ohio. She received
her master’s degree from North
western University, Evanston, Ilk,
in 1952, and has done graduate
work in composition at Mills Col
lege, Oakland, California.
She is the wife of Ralph Gabriel,
director of instrumental music in
. the Thomasville City Schools.
The standing ovation given Gen
eral Carlos Romulo speaks well of
Salem’s sense of values. And, as
evidenced by his broad smile, the
gesture wuis appreciated by the
lovable personality who pointed out
with \vell-plac.ed criticism, lucid ex-
danation and deep personal con
cern the position of America in the
oresent world crisis.
In an impromptu after dinner
message he praised Mr. and Mrs.
Carroll Peabody, who taught him
in a Philippine school in 1914.
“From these and others like them
we learned the demoeratic thought
patterns that saved the Philippines
from the fate that now grips
China.” All the teachers sent to
the Islands by President McKinley
“have rendered you and your coun
try a great service because they
helped you win the freedom and
loyalty of the Philippines. And
how much you need friendship in
An hour before the lecture the
General, at an I. R. C. coffee in his
honor, chatted continually with stu
dents, faculty members and towns-
The Canterbury Club will discuss
the final plans for the Canterbury
Club Convention at a meeting Mon
day, February 14, at 6:30 p.m. in
Miss Samson’s classroom in South.
* * *
The International Rela'tions Club
met Thursday, February 10, in the
living room of Bitting. Plans were
carried out for a kind of chain
letter to and from all the past
foreign students of Salem to keep
them in touch wdth Salem and pre
sent activities here.
* * *
Application blanks for those girls
who wish to apply for the scholar
ship to the summer session of the
University of Oslo, Norway, will be
available in the office of the Aca
demic Dean on Monday, February
14. Details, of the contest will be
given in the next weeks Salemite.
* * *
Slides of her European tour last
summer were shown by Ann Mer
cer Kesser, Tuesday afternoon at
2:30 in, the art lab.
people about everything from his
son’s appendectomy to the rainy
I Winston-Salerti weather.
Noticing the portrait of Mrs.
Strong, the little man sighed, “Ah,
I used to call her mother ... I
gave her the walking cane she has
in the picture and I know her son
Corrin very well,” he called back
to Dr. Hixson as the reporters led
him off for a picture.
Erlinda Abueg confided, at the
coffee, “I am excited, but not
scared” at the prospect of intro
ducing General Romulo. And it
was likely the unity of national
spirit between the two patriots that
enabled the quiet young girl to
present to a capacity audience per
haps the greatest Filipino states
man of all times.
With a great deal of feeling “the
little man with a big, big voice”
whispered desperately to a spell
bound audience in Memorial Hall,
“You (America) lose Asia, and the
curtain is rung down for you . . .
And if the American chain of de
fense in the Pacific snaps,” Romulo
declared, “your national security in
America — in Winston-Salem, is
Spontaneous applause broke out
with the General’s statement that
“my sovereign people stood close,
by you in your darkest hour.
“Why did we do it?” he queried
the hushed audience. “Why ? Be-
To Convene Here
The annual Canterbury Club
Convention will be held at Salem
College on February 18 and 19.
The Reverend C. Alford Cole,
Bishop of upper South Carolina,
will be - the speaker, and he has
chosen Lent for his topic.
The convention will have as its
representatives Episcopal students
from the various Canterbury Clubs
of 'North Carolina colleges and
The Friday meeting of the group
will take place at Salem College,
and the Saturday discussion will be
held at St. Paul’s Church. Regis
tration will be in the club dining
room Friday afternoon, 4 to 6.
cause you followed the golden rule
. . . You respected the dignity of
the human soul” when the Philip
pines were given their freedom
But other allies are now needed
in Asia, he stated. “But you peo
ple in Winston-Salem are not in
terested in Indo-China and For
mosa, You are interested in your
deep freezes, your TV sets, your
high wages, and jmur children in
school. Beware of complacency!
T^our months before Pearl Harbor
the Japs were in Indo-China.”
One means of gaining friends and
allies ip the west, he said, is to let
our actions follow our democratic
ideal and beliefs.
The Pulitzer prize-winning jour
nalist answered the flashing came
ras with, “I am always ‘shot at’
everywhere I go; its a wonder I
survive all this ammunition.” And
to the coffee invitees in Strong he
remarked, “Television, radio, and
newspaper reporters are the dic
tators in a democracy. They tel!
one where to stand, when to wave,
and when to smile.”
‘Y’ To Sponsor
On February 11-13, Edith Howell
and Maggi Blakeney will attend
the Conference on Religious Vo
cations for College Women at the
Union Theological Seminary in
New York City.
This conference has been plan
ned for college women who have
not yet made a professional deci
sion but who wish to secure in
formation about religious vocations.
The delegates from each state
will be housed in the Seminary
dormitories. The three-day pro-
gram‘ will include guest speakers,
panel discussions, discussion groups,
fellowship hours, and a tour of the
Both of the delegates from Salem
were chosen from an unorganized
group on campus called the Christ
ian Vocations Group designed 'for
those students who .are interested
in Christian vocations. Betty Claire
Warren is chairman of this group.
The Sweetheart of Salem contest
was won Tuesday by General Car
los P. Romulo. Runner-up in the
contest was Bailey Patrick, a stu
dent at the University of North
Carolyn Kneeburg, president of
the Senior class, said that the
General won with a majority of
over one thousand votes.
General Romulo’s name was not
submitted as an entrant until early
Tuesday morning, but students
flocked to the voting positions after
announcement was made of his
The winner was nominated by
Kay Cunningham, Norma Spikes,
Anne Edwards, and Sally Reiland.
Acting as campaign managers were
Kay Cunningham and Sally Rei
The runner-up was nominated by
Linda Chappel, and was given
staunchest support by Martha Ann
Kennedy, campaign manager, Ann
Fordham, Chris Clark, Agnes Sams,
and Mary Hadley Fike. He is from
Hickory and Charlotte, N. C.
The contest was the most heated
of many in recent year. Those sup- :
porting the General fostered great
enthusiasm among the student
body, and therefore incited the
competitive spirit into those sup
porting the student from UNC.
Sally and Kay said that the tre
mendous impact of General Rom
ulo’s lecture on Monday night un
doubtedly had a strong influence
on the voting. They expressed the-
view that the lecture was inspira
tional and thought-provoking.
General Romulo is an ex-presi
dent of the United Nations Gen
eral Assembly, and is now chair
man of the Philippine delegation
to the United States.
The office of- the Dean of Stu
dents announces that Parents’ Day
this year will be observed on March
5. The letter of invitation from
the college Uo each parent has al
ready been sent.
An interesting and very unusual
program has been planned by the
following class representatives on
the Parents’ Day Committee:
Senior class: Francine Pitts,
Freda Siler, Carolyn Watlington.
Junior class: Betty Sue Justice,
Martha Thornburg, Temple Daniel. ,
Sophomore class : Jean Eskridge,
Carol Campbell, Sarah Johnson,
Freshman class: Susan Childs,
Mary Belle Horton, Pat Hogan.
These girls will be co-chairmen
of different committees on which
other members of the student body -
may be asked to serve.
The program that has been, plan
ned includes the ground-breaking .
ceremony for the new heating
plant, and the finals of the basket