Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 11, 1955
Number 1 7
At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 6, the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, under the conduction of
Thor Johnson, will appear in Reyn
olds Auditorium. This is the fourth
presentation of the current season
for the Winston-Salem Civic Music
The orchestra, now an 87-member
organization of virtuosi players,
was established in 1895. Among
its past directors are Leopold Sto
kowski, Ernst Kunwald, and Fritz
Reiner; in the 1947-48 season, Thor
Johnson was appointed music
Mr. Johnson, currently counsel
lor to the Salem School of Music,
is a native of Wisconsin Rapids,
Wise., where his father was a Mo
The Johnson family moved to
Winston-Salem early in Thor’s life.
He graduated from secondary
school in 1930 and in 1934 left the
University of North Carolina with
his Bachelor of Arts degree in
music and a Phi Beta Kappa key.
From that time until he accepted
the position in Cincinnati, Mr.
Johnson attained his Master’s De
gree at the University of Michigan,
studied abroad for two years, "ser
ved on the faculty of Michigan,
directed an armed forces band dur
ing World War II, and conducted
the orchestra at Juilliard.
The office of the Dean of Stu
dents reminds all students who wish
to ride horseback at Tanglewood
Park that they must have written
jjermission on file in the office to
ride individually or in a group.
The President’s Forum met last
Monday in the basement of Bitting
dormitory, where the officer’s
workshop for April was discussed.
This workshop will include all out
going organizational presidents as
well as the newly-elected leaders.
Martha Thornburg Is Elected
Salem’s‘^Miss Charm” Of 1955
By Judy Williams
Climaxing Charm Week is the
announcement of Salem’s “Miss
Charm” for 1955—Martha Thorn
burg of the Junior class.
The student body made nomina
tions for the title, after which I.
R. S. representatives from each
class and I. R. S. president, Bobbi
Kuss, selected Martha as the girl
most representative of the qualities
comprising a charming person.
The daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
J. L. Thornburg, Martha is a piano
major from Hickory. She served
as house president of South dormi
tory last year and as representative
on the Student Council her fresh
man year. Martha has also repre
sented her class on the I. R. S.
Council. This year, she is a mem
ber of the Y Council and is on the
editorial staff of the Sights and
Insights and the Salemite.
Dr. Walser To Address
Salem Library Friends
A nationally known authority on Tar Heel literature. Dr. Richard
Walser of Raleigh, has been selected to speak at the annual meeting
of the Friends of the Salem Library. The meeting will be held at 8:00
p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the reading room of the library.
Also an anthologist of poetry, as well as an editor and author in his
own right. Dr. Walser Was born and brought up in Lexington. He
attended Davidson College and the University of North Carolina, and
has taught in high schools all over the state. After the war, he taught
^at Chapel Hill for a year, and since
then has been a professor of Eng-
Pat Moore To Present First
Senior Recital On March 14
Pat Moore, a piano major, will
present the first senior graduating
recital at 8:30 p.m. on' Monday
March 14, in Memorial Hall.
Pat, a pupil of Hans Heidemann,
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Before coming to Salem last
year, Pat was graduated from Vir
ginia Intermont College in Bristol,
Va. She was treasurer of Phi
Beta, a national professional music
fraternity, and was awarded a Phi
Beta scholarship and the I. J.'
Walls scholarship. She presented
a graduating recital while there.
Pat was also a member of the May
court and served as secretary of
the Glee Club at V. I.
After she leaves Salem, Pat plans
to teach for several years and then
continue her study of music.
Her program will consist of the
Concerto in D minor —
Sonata Op. 81A ...:...-Beethoven
Symphonic Variations ....Franck
Hans Heidemann will be at the
When informed that she was
chosen campus representative of
poise, friendliness, pleasantness,
sincerity, maturity and neat ap
pearance—Martha hastily gasped,
while cramming for a Tuesday test
after playing Salem’s ambassador
of charm to Chapel Hill over a
“But I feel so dreadful . . . Think
of the mornings I’ve gone to
breakfast without lipstick!”
Frankly, though — we haven’t
noticed one such time, Martha!
By Jo Money
In Memorial Hall I found the
following: Twelve drawings by
John Rembert, which constitute the
current visiting art show on cam
Upon inquiry: Rembert’s works
were organized as a traveling ex
hibition by the Fine Arts depart
ment of Davidson College. They
have been displayed at U. N. C.
and W. C. From Salem they will
go on to Catawba College.
The artist himself, a native Ala
baman, studied art, at his state
university, where his work was
presented in the first one-man
show ever awarded a student. He
later studied at Columbia Univer
sity, there earning an M. A. de
gree, and his first one-man show
in New York was hung at the Nor-
lyst Gallery in 1946. A first award-
winner in the N. C. State exhibi
tion in 1948 and a college instructor
of art, Mr. Rembert’s work has
been acquired by the Beloit Col
lege Art Museum of the state art
gallery in Raleigh, and many of his
paintings are in private collections.
Most amusing of this group of
drawings on display, many of which
are left untitled, are those on can
vas board, mounted on brown
backgrounds—representative of the
artist’s spoof on Renaissance man.
Two, with titles “Old King” and
“The Clown” have been adapted
as book jackets—one for a short
play, one for a collection of poetry.
Eight of the drawings are in
black and white; four in color—
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Two activities concerning dance
will be featured on the Salem cam
pus next week. The first of these
is an evening of dance films to be
shown at 7:30 p.m. on March 14,
in the lecture room of the Science
Also, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
March 17, the advanced modern
dance class, with their instructor,
Mrs. Edwin S. Hubbard, will be
presented on the WSJS-TV pro
gram entitled “This Afternoon.”
The tenative program will con
sist of the following dances and
dancers : “Seen in an Art Museum”
—Carol Campbell and Terry Flan-
nigan; a dance based on Indian
movement and rhythm—Mary Jim
Hendrix (choreographer), Pattie
Ward, and Jane Little; “Last in
ning—three ’ runs behind” —■ Ann
Darden Webb; Solo in the form of
a hand drill—Sara Smothers; dance
based on a Bach Fugue—Martha
Thornburg and Ella Ann Lee;
“Tzena, Tzena”'—Sherry Rich and
The idea for this visit is to
promote an understanding of the
needs and techniques involved in
televising a dance program.
The films to be shown on campus
illustrate the use of dance by pro
fessionals. The first of the two
films is in color. It is Jose Limon’s
“The Moor’s Pavane”, having the
sub-title “Variation on the Theme
of Othello”. It is danced by Jose
Limon and his group, and was
choreographed by him with the
artistic advice of Doris Humphrey.
The music has been arranged by
Simon Sadaff from works by Henry
In the film, the basic story of
Othello is told completely and dra
matically within the dance form.
John Martin, the eminent dance
critic, says about this film: “a
magnificent piece of dance theatre,
with choreography that is keenly
perceptive of character.”
The second film is “Swan Lake”,
as presented by the original Ballet
R u s s e with Genevieve Moulin,
Vladimis Dokoudovski and Paul
Grimwys. A French film, this in
terpretation of the “lake” was
staged in a real woodland setting.
The meeting at which these films
will be shown is a joint one for
Salem College and the Winston-
Salem Dance Forum. It is' open
to the public with no admission
Mrs. Hubbard will lead a dis
cussion on “the similarities and dif
ferences in the classical ballet and
modern dance” immediately follow
ing the film showing.
lish at N. C. State College—a job
which, according to Dr. Walser, is
the most enjoyable of his career.
His first book was one of North
Carolina Poetry, published in 1941.
Several distinguished works fol
lowed, the most recent of which
was The Enigma of Thomas Wolfe,
published by the Harvard Univer
sity Press in 1953. A short bio
graphy of novelist Bernice Kelly
Harris is the next to be brought
out by Dr. Walser.
Frank Borden Hanes says of
Richard Walser: “Of all possible
speakers, he would be my first
The COMMITTEE ON OSLO
awards for the 1955 Summer
Session of the UNIVERSITY
OF OSLO to the following:
Louise Barron (Junior)
Madeline Allen (Sophomore)
Dr. Richard Walser
In a recent note to Katharine
Bahnson, Dr. Walser noted, “I
shall call my talk ‘Native Books’,
whatever that means. Then I’ll
have a chance to move in almost
any direction from there.”
To Give Talk
Reverend Thomas A. Fraser, Jr.
of Winston-Salem will be the guest
speaker on this week’s Sunday
Night Forum. The forum will be
held at 9:00 p.m. in the Day Stu
dent Center; and a discussion will
take place at 9:30 p.m. for those
who wish to stay.
Reverend Fraser was graduated
from Hobart College in Geneva,
N. Y., and attended the University
of Jena in Germany as a special
student. He graduated from Vir
ginia Theological Seminary in 1941
and was ordained a Deacon in June
of that year. In February, 1942,
he was ordained a Priest.
Before coming to Winston-Salem,
Reverend Fraser served the Dio
cese of New York and was Senior
Assistant at St. George’s Church
in New York City. In 1944 he be
came Rector of St. Paul’s Church
in Alexandria, Va.
Since 1951, Reverend Fraser has
been Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church in Winston-Salem. He is
also serving on the Executive
Council of the Diocese, and is on
the Board of Trustees of Virginia
In keeping with the spirit of the
three previous forums. Reverend
Fraser will explain the doctrine of
the Episcopal faith and answer
questions posed during the discus
sion period by members of the