CujJttif-twa doifd. . . .
This wonderful spring-like weather brings
that far-away look to our eyes. We’re tired
of school, and the beach is much more ap
pealing than Winston-Salem right now. But
don’t let the weather fool you—it’s a long
time before summer will be here. In fact,
there are eighty-two days until Reading Day.
We can mope around and wish those days
away, or we can get bus^ and make them
pass faster. We can be happier during those
days by knowing we have done the “right”
thing. We can become a part of Salem. In
stead of letting its endless activity flow over
us, we can be a cog in the wheel. There are
jobs to be done, a code of honor to be fol
lowed, and activities waiting for participants.
But it’s up to us. In those eighty-two days
until Reading Day are we going to:
. . . take part in the May Day pageant . . .
or get in one more hand of bridge during
practice hour . . .
. . . attend the Pierrettes’ production of
“The Heiress” ... or go to that movie we’ve
already seen . . .
... get up and go to church on Sundays
... or use that time to catch up on our
sleep . . .
. . . hear the speaker on the Lecture Series
... or watch television in the basement . . .
. . . observe Charm Week ... or wear pa
jamas under our coats to that eight-thirty . . .
. . . invite our mothers and fathers up for
Parent’s Day ... or run off to Davidson that
weekend . . .
. . . support our class teams ... or be a
“floating island” the rest of the semester . . .
. . . spend a few hours in the library workt
ing on that term paper ... or conserve our
.energy for the Azalea Festival by getting an
old one from W. C. . . .
. - . elect the most capable girls to office
... or vote for our friends . . .
. . . contribute to the March of Dimes . . .
or get another cup of coffee . . .
. . . respect the chapel speaker ... or usq
that time for a little extra conversation . . .
. . . write up that assignment for the Salem-
ite . . . or go shopping for a pair of Ber
mudas . . .
. . . sign out for the weekend ... or slip
out the back way . . . “Nobody will ever
know” . . .
. . . participate in campus activities ... or
complain about there being nothing to do . . .
What are YOU going to do?
By Sally Reiland
During the past few weeks, musi
cally speaking . . .
While Eugene Ormandy has been
guest conducting the British Broad
casting Company orchestra to a
rather “drastic treatment” (says
the New York Times) of Samuel
Barber’s Second Essay for Orches
tra, and at the same time “suc
ceeding brilliantly and triump
hantly” with Beethoven’s “Seventh”
and Bartok’s Concerto for Orches
tra .. . Hans Heidemann, of our
own music faculty, has been pre
paring for a three sonata and one
tone poem program, which he will
present on Monday night . . .
While Leontyne Price, who won
international reknown singing the
role of Bess in Gershwin’s “Porgy
and Bess”, has achieved her great
est personal success in her first
major operatic assignment — the
title role of “Tosca” in the NBC
Opera Theatre’s TV production, in
which she plays opposite David
Poleri, who takes the part of Tos-
ca’s lover . . . And while Hildge-
garde Neff, as a Society emissary
who gets a taste of Parisian glam
our, and Don Ameche, as a Holly
wood entrepreneur, co-star in the
New York opening of Cole Por
ter’s musical—“Silk Stockings” . ,
Our own Don Britts have journeyed
to Greensboro, where they were
more fascinated by the exotic
beauty than the renowned vocal
range and contortions of 26-year-
old Ima Suymac . . .
While the national Institute of
Jazz Studies, planning another jazz
festival at Newport, R. I. for this
summer — to include three full-
scale concerts as opposed to the
two of the first such festival held
last year—has been signing Duke
Ellington and other name jazz
artists and orchestras . . . Salem
junior and senior music majors—
Jane Little, Bonnie Hall, Nancy
Florence, Ella Ann Lee, and Irma
Gatewood, to name a few — have
found themselves more occupied
with the classics and romantics in
planning and practicing for their
.forthcoming recitals . . .
While Richard Bales, conductor
of the National Gallery Orchestra
of Washington, has donated the
“season’s biggest morale-booster
for Confederate supporters and
sympathizers” (according to the
New Yorker), in his recording of
a cantata entitled “The Confede
racy” — has included songs that
were popular among Southern
troops and Southern civilians dur
ing the Civil War. According to
all reports, one can headly afford
to deny its morale-boosting pres
tige; during the first several weeks
after its release, “The Confederacy”
outsold the original-cast recording
of “The Pajama Game” in Rich
mond, Atlanta, Charlotte, New Or
leans, Dallas and Memphis; out
sold the latest Liberace record in
every one of the same cities save
Atlanta; and even Detroit, a mys
terious source of Southern stren
gth, ordered more “Confederacies”
than either New Orleans or Dal
las .. .
Although Mr. Bales has already
stated that, just for the sake of
impartiality, he intends to soon
“buckle down and tackle the Nor
thern songs”—the Chicago Public
Library apparently wants to be as
sured that the Union is by no
means neglected in a month of
such Confederate enthusiasm; As
their February display of reprisal
they have set up “Songs Lincoln
Loved” *— presenting originals of
popular songs of the years 1842-
1861 and copies from Lincoln’s
library . . . Rather amusing since
Lincoln was barely what would be
termed as musical—known on oc
casion, however, to play a har
monica in primitive fashion . . .
While Leontyne sings, Mr. Heid
emann practices. Confederate sym
pathizers hum Bale’s version of
Dixie”, and Lincoln’s ghost plays
its harmonica—we have run out of
manuscript paper . . . So—until
next week—when the student musi-
cians on campus will be one week
closer to their respective recitals.
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Facuity Advi*sor Miss Jess Byrd
Miss Marsh, after talking to
General Romulo about his good
friend General Douglas MacArthur,
wrote MacArthur inviting him to
-Salem. In her letter Miss Marsh
mentioned to the General that his
mother, Mary Pinkney Hardy, and
two aunts, Emily and Elizabeth,
refugeed at this school during 1865,
The letter which Miss Marsh
received from the General is prin
, 14 February, 1955
New York, New York
Dear Leila Graham Marsh:
Thank you so much for your
gracious letter of February 8th
with its invitation to visit Salem
College. My Mother often spoke
to me of her attendance there and
always with deep affection of her
memories of the school. If an op- i
portunity arises for me to visit |
Winston-Salem, you may be as
sured I shall visit the college.
General Romulo is an old com
rade of mine and I am sure you
must have enjoyed what he said.
With every good wish from Mrs,
MacArthur and myself.
February 16, 1955
Dear Miss Byrd:
Thank you very much for your
generous note of February 13th.
- Of all the honors that have come
my way all these years, to be the
“sweetheart” of the girls of Salem
College IS the sweetest and please
tell them if I had 350 hearts I
would give one to each of them,
t hey are all so wonderful and the
picture of them standing and ap
plauding after my speech is one I
will never forget.
May our paths soon cross again.
Carlos P. Romulo
Here And There
By Freda Siler
Russia: Last week this article
ended with a report on the failure
of Premier Malenkov’s program of
“peaceful co-existence” and more
consumer goods for the Russian
people. This failure cost him his
When Valkou, chairman of the
Council of the Union, read Malen
kov’s resignation to the 1,300 mem
bers of the Supreme Soviet of the
Union of the Socialist Soviet Re
publics there was a murmur of sur
prise—and this from a group that
usually murmurs at nothing. Theij
a vote was taken on accepting
Malenkov’s resignation. The vote
iVas a unanimous yes, of course. It
took exactly seven minutes to
throw Malenkov out.
At 4 o clock the same ■ afternoon
this body met again. This time
Nikita Khrushchev addressed the
deputies, Comrade Deputies, on
instructions from the Central Com
mittee of the Communist Party of
the Soviet Union and the Council
of Elders, I submit the proposal
to appoint as Chairman of the
• • • Comrade
Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin.”
Again there was a unanimous vote
o yes. Next came the announce
ment that Malenkov had been mad»
Minister of Electric Power Sta-
tions, a rather insignificant job.
seemed to show that
the West was right when it looked
tor a struggle for power in the
Kremlin after Stalin’s death. At
first It seemed that Malenkov had
this power, but just three weeks
after Stalin s death Khrushchev
supplants him as First Secretary
ot the party, a key position. The
mix-up last week did not make him
the big power as Stalin was, but
It does mean that he has enough
power to control party policy.
One reason for the change com-
(Continued On Page Four)
By Bobbi Kuss
Mother ! Mother ! Guess what! I. R. galeti
just called and invited me to Charm Week si
“The College of the, South”! Oh, I’m so ai
cited . . . just think ... at long last it’s hetj
. . . ’er almost here . . . that is . . . Manij
seventh through eleventh, mother . . . j;,!
lemee see, one, two, three, . . . nine days! 01'
can you believe it? I. R. hasn’t forgotten inj|
Now I can wear that sincerity and soft
spoken voice quality and oh, mustn’t forga;
my neatly pressed light blue suit! ‘Conrsi
I must admit, I’ve tried them on before tl;,
year, and worn them a bit now and thet!
but I. R. won’t mind . . . doubt if they •wer:
ever noticed before really ... do yon thir,t
so, mother? Aren’t you a bit excited! ;
Look! Here’s a calendar of the most specill
events. I. R. dropped them in the mail ,i
couple days ago. ^
Monday: Dress of the day . . . maturiti!
sincerity, and straight stocking seams.
Tuesday: Dress of the day . . . pleasiiif:
appearance, tact, honesty, and a friendl;
6:00 p.m. Dining Hall . . . gala Birthda;
Dinner (“Heels” and “well-groomedness'
Wednesday: Dress of the day . . . gooi
bosture, healthiness, gracionsness, and i
fresh, even application of lipstick,
Thursday: Dress of the day . . . intelli
gence, wide-awakeness, genuine interesi
interest in those around you, and a bat
ton ’stead of a pin on that freshly starched
12:10 p.m. Memorial Hall . . . “Chara
Panel” starring the experts:
Dr. D. II. “Grumbly”, Mon-sewer H. M,
Lewis, Dr. Philip “Africanns”, Dr. War
ren Robespierre Spencer, Master Dor
Britt and that noted lily pond expert
R. Campbell! (Commercials by Huntlej
6 :30 p.m. Bitting Basement . . . “The Best
Make-up for You” with Harriet Keen
(tracer of lost complexions)—a make-up
Friday: Dress of the day . . . pleasantness,
poise, and freshly combed hair. About
3:00 p.m. Salemite presentation of “Miss
Charm” of “The College of the South”.
Oh, doesn’t it sound grand? They say the
dinner is really going to be fabulous. Special
decorations for each month, birthday sui
prises, ’n all. Do you think my lavendai;
wool will be all right for that? Goodness,
111 never get everything packed! Look at
all the stipulations for each day’s dress on
the calendar! Do I have enough to be a part
of Charm Week? Oh mother, my whole per
sonality is at stake . . , you know how I. R-
reels about charm ... oh!
And won’t that panel be a riot? Imagine
hearing I. R.’s professors expound on “charm”
■ ■ • ■ It s all so divinely intangible . . . don’t
so mother? Yes, I know I’m jnsf
abblmg on and on and not being very co-
but I’m simply up in the clouds . . >
A a ^sked little ole me to . . ^
And Ihursday at long last maybe I’ll find out
rv a shade lipstick will go with my coloring
• . . maybe that new wisteria . . . ’N maybe
1 could really “snow” I. R. if j become a “new
me or something!
Wonder who’ll be “Miss Charm”. There’s
o 111 bottom of the calendar that
ays we 1 all have a chance to make nominat
ions. depend on the “dress of thS
^^>11 L ■ if you’ve worn it before
you 11 have a much better chance ’cause it’ll
c ow up naturally and to more advantage
that week. That’d really he an honor ... to
be charmmg . . But mother, I can’t help
^®^ming What? Do something abou!
’L packed? Yes, I guess I should . •
cause I d so like to be presented Friday . • ■
last fore^veH week would