Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 3, 1956
Number' ! 2
Sir Roger Makins To Visit
Campus Thursday Feb. 9
Sir Roger Makins, the British
Ambassador to the United States,
will speak in Memorial Hall on
Thursday, February 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Sir Roger Makins
For May Day
On Wednesday, February 8, try
outs for the May Day production
of "Twelve Dancing Princesses”
will be held at 7:30 in Old Chapel.
In addition to try-outs for trees,
flowers, and animals, there are the
parts of a king, two pages, a witch,
and almost forty dancers. Any
student who is interested in com
mittee work is also urged to come
to tryouts on Wednesday night.
"All classes are eligible,” an
nounced Emily Baker, chairman of
the production. She added that
she had observed the Folk Dance
program in assembly and has been
scouting the campus.
Tryouts will not be the sole
method of determing the cast.
Emily added, though, that a definite
interest shown by those at tryouts
will be an important factor.
Preparation for the annual pro
duction is well under way. The
music has been ■ chosen, all court
arrangements have been made,
costume material has been bought,
heads for the animals are made,
and arches and swings, which will
help transform the May Dell into
a fitting storyland, are ready.
Actual rehearsals will begin after
The I. R. S. Council wishes to
remind the Salem students that the
Birthday Dinner, Tuesday, Febru
ary 7, at 6:00 p.m. is a dress-up
affair. Party dress will be appro
On Thursday, February 9, at 6:30
p.m. a dinner guest — Sir Roger
Alakins, England’s Ambassador to
the United States—will be present.
The Council urges the students to
dress up for dinner in his honor
and remain until everyone is ready
He is sponsored by the Interna
tional Relations Club.
Makins attended Oxford and re
ceived the highest academic honors
while there. In 1927 he was called
to the Bar. After practicing law
for a short time, he joined the
Foreign Service in 1931 and came
During World War II Makins
was connected with the Allied
Mediterranean Command; while in
this position he worked closely
with the staff of Supreme Com
mander, General Eisenhower. After
the war ended, he went to Wash
ington as Economic Minister but
soon began the activities of super
vising the Economic Department of
Before his appointment to the
position of British Ambassador to
the U. S,, Sir Makins had risen
to Deputy Undersecretary of State.
He had also accompanied Ernest
Bevin, Clement Attlee, Sir Winston
Churchill, and Sir Anthony Eden
on their trips to the United States.
Makins married an American
lady—Alice Davis, whose father
was Secretary of War during
Coolidge’s administration. They
have six children; four of them
are now working in th;e United
In January of 1955, Makins re
ceived his highest honor—Knight
Grand Cross of the Order* of St.
Michael and St. George.
In honor of Sir Roger Makins a
banquet at 6:30 p.m. will be given
in Corrin Refectory. The student
body and faculty are invited to at
tend both the banquet and the
After the three candidates each
made a three-to-five minute talk on
her philosophy of education, an
extensive committee composed of
faculty, administration, and towns
people selected Susie Glaser as
Salem’s Miss Student Teacher.
Faculty members serving on the
committee were Mr. Curlee, Miss
Byrd, Dr. Spencer, Dr. Lewis, Dr.
Austin, Miss Petrea, Miss Samson,
Miss White, and Dr. Welch.
Dr. Welch stressed the fact that
the selection was made by the com
mittee, after three other elimination
competitions, on the basis of the
girl’s possession of desirable
teacher and personality traits and
not on the supposition that she be
the “best” teacher.
”We think all our girls are good
teachers,” said Dr. Welch. “Miss
Student Teacher is supposed to re
present the desirable qualities in
all of her classmates and fellow
Dr. Hixson, Dr. Gramley, Mrs.
Heidbreder, Miss Reigner, and Mr.
Sandresky served on the committee
in special capacities, along with the
assistant superintendents of both
the city and county school systems
and supervisors in music, elemen
tary, and high school education in
Drama Group Chooses Play
The Pierrettes have chosen a Spanish tragedy. The House of Bernardo
Alba, by Lorca, as their spring production.
There were many hopefuls at tryouts on Wednesday and Thursday
nights, including some new prospects from the Freshman class. The
cast is a large one and contains only female parts.
On Tuesday night the Pierrettes .gave a coffee in the Friendship
Rooms of Strong in honor of their new members.
The committees will be chosen and will begin work soon after the
cast of the play is announced next week. The production is scheduled
to take place in mid-March.
Next week—the week of Febru
ary 6 through February 10 — has
been selected by the I. R. S. Coun
cil as Charm Week at Salem. The
Council’s aim during this week is
to re-emphasize the factors which
compile a charming, attractive
young woman. The week is es
pecially set aside to provide a
stimulus for a re-evaluation of each
girl’s personal habits, manners, and
Charm Week’s organized acti
vities will begin in assembly Tues
day, February 7, when Mrs. Boxall
Annual Charm Week Set
By I.R.S. For February 6-10
Ann Darden Webb
Nine Students Received By
Honor Society In Assembly
On Thursday, February 2, in
Honor Assembly, Madeline Allen,
Barbara Berry, Betty Byrum, Pat
Greene, Katherine Oglesby, Celia
Smith, Jo Smitherman, Sudie Spain
Jenkins, and Ann Darden Webb
became members of the National
Membership in this organization
requires a B-plus average with no
grade below a C for five semesters
of college work.
Sissie Allen of Troy, a music
major and president of Strong
Dormitory, is a member of the
A. A. Council, Student Council,
editorial staffs of the Salemite and
Sights and Insights, and is a Scor
Barbara Berry of Charlotte, is
majoring in home economics. She
is on the May Day Committeii^,
project chairman of the F. T. A'.,
and is chairman of Gingham
Betty Byrum is from Sunbury,
N. C. A home economics major,
Betty is a member of the Home
Economics Club, the circulation
staff of the Salemite, and is treas
urer of the F. T. A.
Pat Greene of Ahoskie, former
president of Clewell Dormitory, is
secretary of Student Government
of Winston-Salem will talk on
“What Constitutes Charm.” Be
sides being a housewife and mot.her,
she gives talks in town and the
surrounding community on charm;
in her spare time she directs a
The next event is the Birthday
Dinner for the student body, fac
ulty, and administration, to be held
at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is a dress-
up affair. Twelve prizes, one for
eacli month, will be given to twelve
people who happen to be in the
right spot at the right time.
Miss Nelson of Montaldo’s cos
metics department will be in the
living room of Bitting Dorm from
7-9:00 p.m. Wednesday to demon
strate the proper use of cosmetics
for particular coloring and facial
bone structure. Students are in
vited to come in anytime during
these two hours, watch her work,
and listen to her advice.
A fashion show featuring, trous
seau clothes will be the highlight
of the assembly program Thursday.
The clothes will be from Montal-
do’s and the models will be I. R. S.
Council members. This showing of
spring and summer fashions will
be wide in variety, ranging Irom a
wedding drCss to beach clothes.
Charm Week’s activities will be
climaxed Friday when the SaJemife
and the Twin City Sentinel will ,
feature the girl who has been se
lected by the I. R. S. Council as
Salem’s “Miss Charm.” The Coun
cil’s selection will be based on
poise, personality and personal ap
and on the business staff of the
Sights and Insights. Her major is
French and education.
Katherine Oglesby’s major is
medical technology and she is vice-
president of the Lablings. Hailing
from Kinston, she is on the circu
lation staff of the Salemite and is
a member of the A. A. Council.
Celia Smith is double-majoring in
music and history. A violin stu
dent, she plays with the Winston-
Salem Symphony. She is a mem
ber of the I. R. C. and the Sights
and Insights staff.
Jo Smitherman of Elkin, re
cipient of the Oslo Scholarship
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