Volume XXXV Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 11, 1955 Number 1 7 Civic Music To Present Symphony 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 Association. 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 director. Mr. Johnson, currently counsel lor to the Salem School of Music, is a native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wise., where his father was a Mo ravian minister. 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. News Briefs 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. college library. 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 following numbers: Concerto in D minor — Vivaldi-Bach Largo-Fuga Largo Allegronon troppo Sonata Op. 81A ...:...-Beethoven Adagio-Allegro Andante espressivo Vivacissimamente Sposalizio Liszt Valse Oubliee Symphonic Variations ....Franck Hans Heidemann will be at the second piano. 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 long weekend: “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! Money Reviews Exhibition Of Rembert’s Art By Jo Money In Memorial Hall I found the following: Twelve drawings by John Rembert, which constitute the current visiting art show on cam pus. 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— (Continued on Page Three) Dance Qroup To Entertain On Television 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 building. 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 Dot Tyndall. 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 Purcell. 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 charge. 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 choice.” FLASH! The COMMITTEE ON OSLO SCHOLARSHIPS announces awards for the 1955 Summer Session of the UNIVERSITY OF OSLO to the following: Junior: MARTHA THORNBURG Sophomore: JO SMITHERMAN Alternates: 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.” Rev. Fraser 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 Theological Seminary. 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 audience.