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Spaugh Will Open Religious
Emphasis Week October 14
Sunday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Herbert Spaugh will open Re
ligious Emphasis Week at Salem.
Dr. Spaugh’s talk, to be given in
the Little Chapel, begins a new
sort of Religious Emphasis Week,
scheduled to last through Thursday
The Y. W. C. A. cabinet voted
to invite a group of three speakers
this year. In addition to Dr.
Spaugh, of Charlotte, N. C., guests
will be the Rev. George Kemp of
Winston-Salem and Dr. Albert G.
Edwards of Harrisonburg, Va.
Dr. Spaugh is known across the
South for his daily newspaper
column, "The Everyday Counselor.”
It is read by an estimated million
persons. He has been successful in
all branches of religious counselling
Little T heater
The Winston-Salem Little The
ater opened its new season on
Monday, October 1, with the hilar
ious play, “The Charm School”, by
Alice Duer Miller.
Don Henry is cast in the role of
Austin Bevans, a young automobile
salesman who inherits a girl’s
boarding school from his aunt. Jean
Houston plays the part of a stu
dent in his school.
General admission tickets are on
sale at the Playhouse on West
Fourth Street. Tickets for the
entire five-play season cost $4.50
and may be bought from Barbara
Durham; otherwise, each admission
“The Charm School” continues
tonight, concluding tomorrow, Octo
and lias had wade success in the I
area of marriage advice.
Dr. Spaugh will be on campus
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and
may be met privately by students
on those days.
Mr. Kemp has visited often on
the Salem campus and is a favorite
among the Episcopal students. He
has been advisor of the Canterbury
Club. Mr. Kemp is assistant rector
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, he
contributed an article on prayer to
the Salemite last May at the time
of final exams.
Dr. Edw'ards is a native of Scot
land and is pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Harrison
burg, Virginia. He has w^on many
friends and admirers through his
work on other campuses, at youth
meetings all over Virginia, and at
the Bible Conference held annually
at Massanetta Springs, Va.
The Y Council is pleased with
the three fine speakers secured to
lead Religious Emphasis Week.
Kay Williams, president, expresses
hope that everyone will take part
in it and attend as many of the
talks and discussions as possible.
“This is an important part of our
religious life at Salem,” said Kay,
and “we feel that each of you will
profit from it.” '
Leading Parts For Drama
Given; Rehearsals Begin
Rev. George Kemp
Dr. Herbert Spaugh
Reporter Makes “Big Time”
There I was. And although the
other ladies aird gentlemen of the
press and T. V., who surrounded
me obviously knew their business
(I didn’t know mine!), I tried to
Morrison Jolly Well Received
The Right Honorable Herbert
Morrison opened the 1956 Lecture
Series Monday night with the
statement that “The Battle For
Peace” involves positive action, not
mere acceptance of “the idea of
peace.” He expressed confidence
in the role of the United Nations
as a means of asserting effort for
The British L a b o r i t e leader,
making his seventh visit to the
United States but his first formal
lecture tour, stated the accepted
British policy toward the new Suez
situation and the old question of
Communist China’s status.
Arriving early Monday morning,
Mr. and M rs. Morrison emerged
from the train dazedly. “Where
is the sign' saying Winston-
Salem?” Mrs. Morrison asked,
looking all around. We were just
sitting there. Nobody told us to
get off. Then Herbert saw every
body else getting off.”
The Morrisons chose to spend
the day undisturbed except for a
morning press conference at their
hotel. And both visitors immedi
ately refused to involve themselves
in the current presidental cam
“It would be quite wrong if I
was to interfere in the internal
affairs of the United States,”
laughed Mr. Morrison, puffing con
tinually on his never-lit pipe. He
called the current campaign a “fluid
situation” and would make no pre
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feel at ease. I smiled casually, and
I’m sure that the Very Important
Persons didn’t know my secret—
that frankly, I was along for the
After we got off the elevator we
were escorted by a suave lady in
black to the end of the hall and
through two great gilt-edged doors.
Suddenly I was caught in a mad
chaos which all centered around a
quiet, bright-eyed man — sitting
calmly in a large easy chair in the
corner of the smoky room. I
recognized him as Phil Silvers. I
found the most inconspicious seat
In the room and proceeded to view
the scene with objective interest.
Phil was bombarded with ques-
tiins. Through it all he cocked his
head and patriotically smoked first
a Chesterfield and then a Salem.
He graciously answered all sorts of
questions ranging from his career
to his love elife.
About his career he said that his
biggest thrill was winning the
“Emmie’ (T. V. Academy Award).
Speaking of his current courtship
of a well known New York lady,
he grinned and said that if she
makes a little more money “I’ll
When he began to discuss his
“Sergeant Bilko” television pro
gram I permitted my mind to wan
der since I had neyer seen his
program. Suddenly I became
acutely aware that I was being
stared at. Everyone was waiting
for me to ask a question!
My 'first reaction was to con
veniently faint but somehow 1
managed to gargle, “Ahhhhh—Mr.
Silvers—.” What would a college
girl’s typical question be ? After
all I was representing the Salemite.
Flash I “I represent a girls’ school
—and I wonder if you would com
ment on the opportunities for
women in television,” I finally
He didn’t laugh. He began to
answer my question. “The real
power in the television industry is
women.” He cited his script girl
who really ran the “Sergeant Bilko”
program as an example. “Of
course, you must not underestimate
the value of gaining experience in
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Casting for the major female
roles in the Pierrette fall produc
tion was completed Wednesday and
announced by Miss Elizabeth Rieg-
ner, director, and Barbara Durham,
The Grass Harp, by Truman Ca
pote, will be produced in Old Chapel
Wednesday and Friday nights, No
vember 13 and 15.
Carol Crutchfield is cast in the
role of Catherine, the Negro maid.
The part of demented Dolly Talbo
has been given to Jo Smitherman.
Martha Jarvis will be Verena Talbo,
Dolly’s responsible sister.
The part of Maude Riordan, a
young girl, will be played by Patsy
Kidd. Barbara Evans has the role
of Baby Love Dallas, a cosmetician.
Understudies are Judy Golden for
the role of Dolly and Marcille Van
Liere for the part of Verena.
In character roles of the rever
end’s wife, the baker’s wife, and
the choir mistress will be Martha
Ann Kennedy, Peggy Daniel, and
Sarah Vance, respectively.
Due to difficulty in securing in
terested candidates, try-outs for the
By Betsy Smith
Flockey, Salem’s parallel to foot
ball, began officially on Monday at
4:45 with several healthy looking
athletes coming out for practice.
Plaj’ers have only sixteen prac
tices available to get into top con
dition before the mighty intra
mural tournament begins on Octo
ber 22. Each class team practices
together readying for this great
battle of sticks and endurance.
To make the varsity team one
must attend only five practices—
and also favorably impress the
class managers and Miss Palmer,
who select the team members for
their skill and endurance.
One can automatically make her-
class team by taking part in three
practices. With the four points
one receives from being on class
team she is on her way to lettering
The Athletic Association urges
all Salemites to try their hockey
skills every afternoon at 4:45, Mon
day through Friday on the athletic
male parts, three major and seven
minor, are incomplete.
All casting is tentative during the
first week of rehearsal.
The Grass Harp was published
as a novel in 1951 and was re
created by the author into a two-
act play in 1952. The first pro
duction of the play was presented
by Saint-Subber in association with
Rita Allen at the Martin Beck
Theatre, New York City, on March
Due to the unusual nature of the
staging, behind-the-scenes commit
tees are not yet organized.
Assistant to the director will be
The Salem College faculty and
administration will entertain the
Wake Forest faculty and admini
stration with a dinner in Corrin
Refectory at 6:00 p.m. this evening.
Invitations were extended and jllans
were made a year ago.
Approximately three hundred
faculty members and their wives
are expected to attend.
Dr. Gramley will extend greet
ings to guests and faculty. Presi
dent Tribble of Wake Forest is to
reply. Salem’s Choral Ensemble
has planned a brief program.
Prior to the dinner, from 4:00-
6:00 p.m.. Wake Forest visitors will
be the guests of Old Salem and
W'ill tour the museum, the Old
Tavern, and other places of in
After dinner coffee will be served
in Bitting living room. Strong
hViendship Rooms, and the Day
Student Center. There will be a
Salem host and hostess in each
Ten buildings on Salem’s campus
will have signs in front of them
like the ones seen on other old
Salem buildings. The money for
the signs was provided by the class
of 1955 upon graduating from col
The signs will mark Main Hall,
South, Sisters, Office Buildings,
Library, Infirmary, and several
* * *
Focus On Freshmen
By Margaret MacQueen
I finally pinned Puddin’ Van
Every down enough to talk to her.
But I hadn’t even finished asking
her one question when she got a
phone call from Wake Forest.
That’s Puddin’ — telephone calls,
cheerleader for Myers Park High
School, ninth grade football queen,
member of swimming team, main
interest -— Henry, and the only
freshman to pass out uptown from
a week’s diet of nothing but Cokes
and Lance crackers (her father
works for Lance). Puddin’ is going
to start a petition to put Lance
products in all of Salem’s vending
Puddin’, who has just cut her
hair in a duck’s tail, explains her
nickname like this: “Daddy wanted
all boys but got instead four daugh
ters, whom he promptly tagged
“Buck”, “Pete”, “Pokey,” anl
“Bippy” I was “Pete”, but it just
didn’t fit because I was such a
sissy. One day our Negro mammy,
“Fat Nelly”, said, ‘She ain’t nothing
but a little puddin’.” It’s been
Puddin’ ever since.”
Puddin’ is majoring in Home
Economics, finds Salem “not too
hard,” and fears nothing except
Rat Week and Linda’s threats to
tell Mr. Phil — Mr. Phil is her
Puddin’, as the Charlotte mayor’s
daughter, is used to a lot of atten
tion and she feels perfectly at home
at Salem with faculty advisors,
freshman seminars, talks with Dean
Heidbreder, big sisters, and senior
Puddin’ feels at home at Salem
and Salem is glad to have her