iBroddus Jon©s Addr©ss©s
jStud©nts On Honor’s Day
Dr, Broadus Jones, head of the
English department at Wake
Forest, spoke at Honor’s Day
chapel yesterday on “The Quest
of Higher Freedom.”
A graduate of Wake Forest, Dr,
Jones returned there to teach in
1924, and since 1938 he has been
head of the English department.
He received his Ph. D. from the
University of Chicago and has
earned the distinction of having
his name listed in Who’s Who in
the South and Southwest, Who’s
Who in American Education, and
in the Dictionary of American
In Honor’s Day chapel. Dr. Hix-
, son announced the names of Salem
I List. New Honor Society mem-
students who had made Dean’s
fbers were recognized and two dip-
I lomas were awarded.
I A generai B-plus average must
1 be achieved for the preceding se-
I mester’s work in order for a stu-
I dent to be eligible for Dean’s List,
j Those students who received Dean’s
i List recognition were :
JFre.shmen: Sara Catherine Atkins,
li Nancy Jane Carroll, Harriet
Davis, Eleanor Evans, Susan
Foard, Rosemary Laney, Nancy
Lomax, Susan McCotter, Sarah
? Tesch, and Nan Williams,
i Sophomores: Ruth Bennett, Ann
An ne Mil©s
Anne Miles, senior from Summer-
■fville, S. C., won her first badmin
ton crown as the Athletic Associa
tion tournament closed last week.
Anne won two out of three
'games from Beverly Brown in the
finals; en route she had defeated
Margaret MacQueen, Lu Adams,
land Dottie Ervin.
Twenty-seven girls entered the
tournament, planned by manager
A new sem.ester signalled the
beginning of the A. A.’s most vigor
ous season—basketball. The first
practice was held Tuesday after
noon with approximately twenty-
five girls on hand.
Not only does basketball stimu
late rnore participation and rivalry
on campus, but the Salem team
last year went undefeated in inter
Jane Wrike is manager of
lasketball. Each class team is or
ganized under a class captain.
Brinson, Frances Cunningham,
Margaret MacQueen, Teane
Smitherman, Mary Thaeler'. and
Juniors: Martha Anne Bowles
Beverly Brown, Phyllis Carswell
Susan Childs, Lynne Hamrick
Rebekah Plinkle, Martha larvis
N o 11 n e r Morrissett, Connie
Rhodes, and Betsy Smith.
Seniors: Madeline Allen, Dorothy
Ervin, Judy Graham, Pat Greene
Harriet Harris, Beverly Hietikko
Margaret Hogan, Patsy Hopkins
Ann Knight, Betty Lilley, Re
becca McCord, Jane Shiflet, Celia
Smith, Jo Smitherman, Mary
Walton, Ann Darden Webb, and
Special Students: Christa Menzel,
and Evelyn Tatum.
To be eligible for the Honor
Society, a student must complete
five semesters at Salem and one-
fourth of her grades must be A’s.
Any C’s involved in the record
must be counterbalanced by A’s.
New inductees into the Honor
Society were Martha Anne Bowles,
Beverly Btown, Judy Graham,
Martha Jarvis, Betsy Ross Smith,
Nancy Walker, and Mary Walton.
There were three girls eligible
for graduation at the close of the
first semester. Two of them, Bar
bara Blackwell and Betty Walker
Fulp, received their diplomas on
Honor’s Day. The third, Toni Gill,
will receive her diploma on May
27 when her class commencement
At present, Toni is teaching in
the Virginia Beach schools; Betty
is going to Raleigh to join her
husband and to teach; Barbara is
undecided about her immediate
Ogden Nash To Lecture Thursday
A Harvard man—one year, which
he claims was his original inten
tion — will visit our campus on
Thursday, Feb. 7.
The famous writer of light verse.
Ogden Nash, will speak in Me
morial Hall at 8:30 on that even
ing as a feature of the Salem Col
lege Lecture Series.
Mr. Nash was lyricist of the
Broadway production “Two’s Com
pany”, starring Bette Davis, and
of the smash-hit musical “One
Touch of Venus”, for which he
was also co-author with S. J. Perel-
man. Noel Coward recites Nash
verse on the Columbia recording
of Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of Ani
mals” with music conducted by-
Among his most popular books
of poetry are his recent “The Pri
vate Dining Room”, “Parents Keep
Out”, subtitled “Elderly Poems for
Youngerly Readers,” and the mar
riage and parenthood masterpiece
Ogden Nash proved an innovator
in his family before he tried his
hand at poetical originality. He
was born in Rye, New York, the
first of his family to emerge north
of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Edwin Sh©wmak© To Star
In Pi©rr©tt© Spring Play
Due to renovations made during
the examination period and the
between-semester holiday, the room
adjoining Dr. Hixson’s outer re
ception room has been converted
into a double office. The room
formerly numbered “eight” now
houses Miss Alice McNeely, new
assistant in admissions, and Mrs.
Russell Brantley, head of the new-
ocated Public Relations depart
Jytte Liljeberg, Christa Menzel,
Silvia Osuna, and Mary Margaret
Jzevaltauskas were guests of the
Winston-Salem Rotary Club today.
Rr. Gramley, newly-elected presi
dent of the club, introduced Christa
Menzel, the main speaker.
Sunday. Vespers at 6:30 p.m. in
* * *
The faculty will meet on Wed-
esday, February 6.
* * *
Assembly next week.
Tuesday. Dr. Africa of the his
tory department will moderate a
Panel discussion on academic
majors. The faculty will serve on
Thursday. The juniors are in
charge of assembly.
Violinist Zino Francescatti is
presented tonight by the Civic
Music Association at 8:30 p.m
performing on the famous “Hart
This fourth concert of the sea
son is being held in Reynolds
When Francescatti made his
American debut in 1939 with the
New York Philharmonic Symphony
Orchestra, he brought with him a
name, which was already known by
millions in Europe and South
America. “ Since then he has per
formed with every major orchestra
in the country and has played
more concerts abroad.
This is the artist’s first appear
ance in Winston-Salem. With his
fine technique and musical under
standing, Francescatti promises an
outstanding concert. Because of
his exceptional performances he
has been called “worthy of the
mantle of Paganini.”
Mr. Edwin Shewmake, head of
the Salem College art department,
has been selected to play the lead
in the Pierrettes’ spring production,
“The Male Animal” — a play by
James Thurber and Elliot Nugent.
As yet, Mr. Shewmake’s is the
only role cast in this dramatic
comedy scheduled to be presented
March _? ? and ? ?. Other char
acters, in the process of being
chosen, include five female and
eight male roles.
Mr. Shewmake was first silently
considered for the male lead in
this play three years ago. At that
time. Miss Riegner (dean of Salem
College drama and director of “The
Male Animal”) and Miss Katherine
Nicholson (a former member of
the Salem English faculty) col-
Of Main To
The Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees last week ap
proved plans for renovation of the
north wing of Main Hall in order
to provide four new classrooms
extra office space, and other facili
ties for the expanded student body
and faculty next year.
The new construction, including
a modern fireproof stairwell, will
cost approximately $30,000.
Other immediate needs of the
school recognized and listed by
the board include: an annex tq
the gymnasium; an indoor swim
ming * pool; renovations in Old
Chapel. The committee will study
these needs at a spring meeting.
Dr. Dale Gramley reported that
construction of the Mary Reynolds
Babcock Dormitory is ahead of
schedule and will be finished in
ample time for September use.
The committee accepted the
establishment of the Chloe Free
land Horsfield Fund at initial
capitalization of more than $6,000.
This is a gift of Basil Horsfield
of Florence, Alabama, in honor of
his wife, a Salem alumna.
Other gifts received for scholar
ships totaled to $25,000.
Applications for 1957-58 are 40%
ahead of last year’s record.
laborated in their opinion that Mr.
Shewmake should play the part of
Ed Turner. Now it is possible for
the play to be given—and, after
one reading, Mr. Shewmake has
Ri'ieBy.^ the plot of “The Male
Animal involves Jim Turner’s en
tanglement in a misconstrued tri
angle love affair and his mistaken
association with Communism. This
double plot, and the comparison of
comic characters, yields to every
audience a great deal of enjoyment.
The play was an immediate hit
when it was produced by Herman
Shumlin at the Cort Theatre in
New York City.
Mj. Shewmake, who portrays an
English professor at a mid-western
university, has already conceived
Ed Turner as “always out in left
According to Mr. Shewmake, his
previous acting experience goes
something like this: one-half of a
set of twins in the first grade (he
missed his only line); the holding
of a little girl’s hand through the
duration of a second grade play;
the dubious role of a Green dan
cer in 1954; and the part of Homer
in the 1955 Pierrette production of
“The Skin of Our Teeth.”
Today. Marlon Brando and Glenn
Ford in T^eahouse of the August
Moon; Carroll Baker as the con
troversial Baby Doll . . . Zino
Francescatti plays the violin under
the sponsorship of the Civic Music
Association, Reynolds Auditorium
. . . Wake Forest’s winning basket
ball team meets the Clemson Tigers
in Memorial Coliseum following a
game between the Wake freshmen
and the freshman squad from
Saturday. Teahouse of the Au
gust Moon still playing . . . Baby
Doll makes her last appearance
this round . . . Thirty Salemite
volunteers-for-the - March-of- Dimes
will be standing around uptown.
Sunday. Alfred Hitchcock’s un
usual portraiture of Henry Fonda
as The Wrong Man begins at the
Carolina (catchy title follow-up to
Baby Doll) . . . Teahouse.
Monday. Go to basketball prac
tice at 4:45 . . . The sophomores
have vowed to beat the undefeated
seniors . . . same movies playing.
Thursday. Ogdeh Nash speaks
in Memorial Hall at 8:30 under
the sponsorship of the Lecture
Series committee ... a new movie
starring Charlton Heston and Anne
Baxter replaces The Wrong Man
. . . Teahouse hangs on.
Among his Southern ancestors
are the Revolutionary governor of
North Carolina and a Revolutionary
general. His name is the “Nash”
in Nashville, Tennessee.
After his Harvard career and a
year at St. George’s School in New
port, R. L, where he says, “1 lost
my entire nervous system carving
lamb for a table of fourteen year-
olds”, he became a bond salesman
for two years, during which he
saw some good movies and sold
one bond to his godmother.
His next adventure was with the
advertising department of Double-
day^ Page, the - publishing house.
Here he found his long hidden
talent not on the job but doodling
at his desk.
The first evidence of his talent
came out thusly:
“I sit in an office at 244 Madi
and say to myself ‘You have a
responsible job, havenue ?”
This bit of genius is explained
by Mr. Nash as “the sudden and
subconscious idea of writing bad
verse deliberately.” The Nash stylq
is noted for twisted and tortured
words which fall naturally — to
Ogden. Nash—into place.
For a brief time in 1931 and
after his career at Doubleday, Mr.
Nash was managing editor of The
New Yorker. “Hard Lines,” pub
lished this same year, established
him as a master of humorous verse.
Other popular titles are: “I’m A
Stranger Here Myself”, “Good In
tentions”, “Mary Long Years Ago”,
and “The Face Is Familiar”.
The poetic comedian has for sev
eral seasons been appearing on
lecture platforms over the country.
About his new occupation Mr.
Nash has this to say:
“Well, after this morose pre
I take a calculated gamble.
Remembering a recent trek,
I venture to stick out my neck.
For I have hoisted on the plat
My tall but in-the-middle-fat
And purpose, if it please the
To file a minority report.”
And this is his “minority re
“I do not claim to be an oracle,
I state not statements cate
gorical, “ I
I’m just saying thanks for what
While I was wandering around.
Humility is a wholesome vic
But why shouldn’t the eagle
scream a little?
If we differ on Truman or
We can always wait for the
Members of the 1956-57 Lecture
Committee, headed by Miss Jess
Byrd of the English department,
are: Miss Edith Kirkland, Dr. H.
Michael Lewis, Mrs. Kate Pyron, »
Mr. Edwin Shewmake, Dr. Phillip
Africa, Miss Louise White, Miss
Julanne Lynn, Mrs. Claude Strick
land of Winston-Sal.em and Mrs.
Eunice Ayers of Winston-Salem;
Jo Smitherman, editor of the
Salemite, Celia Smith, senior rep
resentative, Anne Brinson, sopho
more representative, Carol Camp
bell, representative-at-large, Elea
nor Evans, freshman representative,
and Patricia Powell and Joan Mc
Lain, academy representatives.
Nash is the third program spon
sored this year by the series. He
follows The Honorable Herbert
Morrison and creative dancer, Jean
Dr. Ralph Lapp, atomic scientist,
will speak under the auspices of
the committee in March.