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N. C., Friday, May 4, 1956.
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Standing, Martha Thornburg, May Queen; Seated, Emily Baker, Nancy Cameron, Linda Abueg, senior attendants, and Bunny Gregg, Maid of Honor.
Bible, Nancy Cridlebaugh, Mar-
The Salem College May Day
week-end will begin Friday night,
May 4, with group singing by the
lily pond. Soft drinks and cookies
will be served.
Saturday morning activities start
when the May Queen is awakened
by the Choral Ensemble at 7:15.
At 8:00 a.m. Rev. Sawyer will hold
morning devotionals near the
science building. The Senior class
will wear their robes and everyone
attending the devotions will re
ceive a pansy. This service will be
taped for a later radio broadcast.
Saturday afternoon from 2:30
art exhibit and tea. It will be held
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be an
behind Main Hall where there will
be tables set up. The art work
for the exhibit is from Mr. Shew-
make’s art department.
The Pageant and the presentation
of the May Queen and her court
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The 1956 Salem Queen of the May is a natural blonde, but not a dumb one- She has titles and bou
quets and an engagement ring, but she has her music and some ideas which are her own.
Martha Thornburg, who says her hair is definitely not naturally curly was scheduled to be a red devil m
the May Day pageant during her freshman year at Salem. She got sick the day before May Day, but the
following two yefrs she was elected to serve on the court. This year she says. Being chosen May Queen
is certainly the greatest honor I’ye ever had except going to Norway. , , , ,, , -n
As a winner of the University of Oslo scholarship, Martha spent the summer abroad and came back still
exuberant over the Salzburg Festival. Naturally, music plays a great part m anything Martha does. She
is a pupil of Dean Sandresky and has already given her graduation recita . . , s ,
In the summers before Norway, Martha was a counselor at Lutheridge (near Asheville) where she
taught swimming and music to Lutheran campers. Swimming is her hobby. _
Her favorite composer is Brahms, and, next to music, the courses at Salem she has enjoyed most
have been those in the English department. None of these courses included her favorite author however.
She likes Ogden Nash-no indication of the seriousness with which Martha takes this business of living.
She says, after a thought, “the most important thing to learn in college is to stick to your own beliefs.
Martha’s roommate Ella Ann Lee, has vowed she won’t get up at 7:30 to wake her queen-roommate
whef the choraren^mble serenades Saturday morning. She did say that she might join m the singing,
from the warmth of her bed, though. j l,
One of the highlights of the May Day will be the queen’s dress. Martha s choice will serve a double
purpose; it will be her wedding gown on May 29, when she becomes Mrs. John Cauble. A preview of
the dress: it has a sweetheart neckline, short sleeves, a straight panel m front and back, with three lace
ruffles on each side—all covered in Chantilly lace. , . ,
Immediately after her marriage, Martha and John will leave for Berea, Kentucky, where he is techmcal
director for an outdoor drama. John dated Martha for the first time after he had crowned her M.ss
""^Hrmajored in dramatics at the University of North Carolina, and was a member of Phi Delta Thet^a.
When Martha was chosen Miss Hickory in 1952 she was crowned by LuLong Ogburn (Salem graduate who
was Miss North Carolina that year). LuLong was our Queen of the Mayjn 1953
. Martha’s whole family is coming to see her crowned Saturday afternoon. Especially excited are two
aunts who are afraid they might miss the wedding, hardly a month away, so are definitely going to be
present in the May Dell. . , , .
In between the two events will be graduation-one of the many significant things happening Just now^ to
Martha Thornburg. The grace with which she acce pts everything that happens to l^r
Martha a queen Salem can be proud of.
is what makes
By Jo Smitherman
will take place at 5:00 p.m., Sat
urday afternoon. For this after
noon a Silver Forest and a castle
will appear in the May Dell as the
background for “The Twelve Danc
ing Princesses.” The Pageant is
being directed by Emily Baker and
the narrators are Carol Campbell
and Mary Walton.
The cast includes Princesses Bebe
Boyd, Anne Brinson, Dayl Dawson,
Delia Fasul, Vivian Fasul, Carolyn
Garrison, Terry Harmon, Elise
Harris, Marjorie Holland, Martha
Jarvis, Joyce Taylor, and Noel Mos
sier; and Princes Jane Bridges,
Mary Carolyn Crook, Carol Crutch
field, Malin Ehinger, Suzanne Fant,
Susan Glaser, Peggy Horton, Julia
Parker, Mary Benton Royster, Pat
Shiflet, Eve Van Vleck, and Mary
Representing Trees are Ronnie
-Vlvis, Ruth Bennett, Salie Browne,
Sue Cooper, Margaret Hogan, Sara
Kathryn Huff, Jerome Moore, Iva
Roberts, Katie Teague, and Peggy
The Animals are led by Joan
Reich and include Mary Avera,
Diane Byers, Betty Craig, Peggy
Daniel, Sarah Eason, Toni Gill,
Marion Harris, Shirley Redlack,
and Mary Curtis Wrike.
Also in the cast are Myra Eaves,
Martha Duvall, Pat Greene, Sue
Gregory, Judy Golden, Patty Kim
brough, Joy Perkins, Sarah Ann
Price, Elizabeth Smith, and Nancy
Willis who are Flowers, and Laura
garet Fletcher, Peggy Ingram,
Becky Keel and Marian Neamand
Other characters are Witch,
Nancy Proctor; Helper, Murrianne
Linker; King, Closs Jennette; and
Pages, Dottie Erwin and Nancy
The Choral Ensemble under the
direction of Paul Peterson will also
take part. At the entrance to the
Pageant area will be a display of
pictures. All reserve seats must be
claimed by 4:50.
As the climax of the Pageant,
there will be the presentation of
the May Queen and her court. Re
siding as May Queen will be Mar
tha Thornburg of Hickory with
Saress Gregg of Bennettsville, S. C.,
as her Maid of Honor.
The members of the court in
clude Emily Baker, Nancy Cameron,
Erlinda Abueg, Nancy Blum, Rose
Tiller, Louise Pharr, Jean Humph
rey, Nancy Walker, Patsy Mc-
Auley, Agnes Sams, Zoe Ruth
Weber and Susan McIntyre.
The May Day Dance, the “Silver
Slipper”, sponsored by the IRS,
will be held Saturday evening in
the gym. The dance will begin at
9:00 and the figure composed of
the members of the May Court will
form at 10:00. For this event the
gym will be transformed into an
enchanted forest of silver trees
under a blue sky.
The a’ctivities of the May Day
weekend will be concluded Sunday
evening with Vespers.