I claim there ain’t another
saint as great as Valentine.
I claim there ain’t another
saint as great as Valentine.
Kay Kyser Speaks Tonight
Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Day
Student Center, Mr. James Kay
Kyser will speak to Dr. Edwin
Sawyer’s class studying the world’s
living religions in the second of a
series of talks sponsored by this
^Mr. Kyser, retired entertainer, is
the chairman of public relations
for the Christian Scientists of
North Carolina. His talk will be
centered around Christian Science
beliefs and any interested students
outside the sponsoring class are
invited to be guests of the class.
Born and raised in Rocky Mount,
North Carolina, Kay Kyser achi-
, eved fame in the entertainment
world as an orchestra leader and
with his famous “Kyser Kollege of
Fun and Knowledge”. At his re
tirement, he moved to Chapel Hill
where he lives with his wife, the
former Georgia Carroll and their
Mr. Kyser likes living in his
former college town and terms
Chapel Hill “a small town with a
Aside from Christian Scientist
Public Relations, Mr. Kyser has
been working with the University
of North Carolina and with the
State Safety Program.
For a better understanding of
other religions. Dr. Sawyer and
his class are trying to bring au
thentic speakers to the campus.
Later,, the class plans to hear
Rabbi Ernst Conrad on Judaism
and Monsignor Francis X. O’Brien
Visits and reports also will be
made in the local protestaiit
Tuesday. The third in a series
of panel discussions on academic
majors will be guided by Dr. Africa.
Thursday. The sophomores will
take sophomore comprehensive
tests. The other classes will meet
at places designated in a general
The Salem College Choral En
semble, under the direction of Mr.
Paul W. Peterson, will appear on
WUNC Television, February 20, at
8:30 p.m. The accompanists will
be Miss Frankie Cunningham and
Mrs. Wanda Grubbs.
.Also featured on the program
are Lynne Hamrick, Mr. John
Mueller, and Mr. Eugene Jacobow-
sky. They will present “Solo Can
tata For Soprano, Violin, and
hlarpsichord” by Buxtehude.
Choral selections on the program
include “Let Their Celestrial Con
certs All Unite” by Handel, “Glory
To Thee My God This Night” by
Pfaff, and “I Will Mention Thy
Loving Kindness” by a Moravian
Attend NS A
Judy Graham, Mary Curtis
Wrike, Audrey Kennedy and Jo
Smitherman are representing the
Salem student government associa
tion at the Carolina-Virginia Na
tional Student -Association conven
tion in Chapel Hill this weekend.
The N. S. A., of which Salem
has been a member fot three years,
is an organization which analyzes
all phases of student affairs in
cluding such areas as campus just
ice, foreign travel, integration, stu
dent legislature and international
The three day regional conven
tion this year is being aimed at a
detailed inquiry into problems of
student government and will in
clude informal social sessions as
well as discussion groups and plat
The Salem delegates plan to
participate in the following study
groups: Mary Curtis Wrike—honor
systems; Judy Graham — student
government and faculty-administra
tion relationships, the authority of
each and the methods of co-opera
tion; Jo Smitherman—campus
newspapers, finances and control;
and Audrey Kennedy — student
unions, finances and control.
Other study groups include intra
mural programming, student gov
ernment finances and student gov
ernment legislative body.
The convention began on Thurs
day evening and will be concluded
around noon tomorrow.
Who is the real Anastasia? See
Beyond the Square, p. 2.
Sissie Allen comments on the
Louis Armstrong concert. See p. 4.
Thoughts of Brides-tO'be Qo From Studies to Trousseaux
A snowy petticoat interrupts a bridge game in Society, hut Catherine Atkins, Jame Shiflet, Patty Ward,
Iva Roberts, Ann Webb and Jane Wrike don’t seem to mind.
Ann Crenshaw, Ann Knight, Bren Bunch, Suezanne Gordon, Eleanor Dodson, Celia Smith and Harriet
Harris examine the latest addition to a frilly trousseau.
Just what does a summer bride do about wedding plans when she is
tied up with seminar, senior comprehensives, and college graduation, all
before June; or if she is an underclassman, how does she have time to
finish her basic requirements, plan her remaining courses at a new uni
versity, and learn to run a home, all in a few months ?
Salem girls have been doing this successfully, though not calmly, for
years. Besides contending with papers, practice teaching, and campus
organizations, the 1957 crop of summer brides also have to make out
invitation lists, choose trousseau, set wedding dates, and above all, write.
Ann Knight says, “Mother and I have written enough notes to fill a
post office !”
Patti Ward, a late summer bride, has despaired of writing to Mother,
so her experienced and most patient aide is coming for a week’s stay
in Society dorm to help her daughter with final plans.
Patti’s fiance, George Fisher, an Ohio State graduate who coaches
football and basketball, sent her, via mail, the floor plan of their new
house in Columbiana, Ohio, where they will live.
Bren Bunch and Jimmy Cheatham, who will be married on June 8,
won’t know where they will live until April. Jimmy is going into the
Navy as soon as the wedding is over. Bren is counting on the week
after she graduates to get ready, though she’s already picked out her
bridesmaids’ dresses and almost half her trousseau.
Harriet Harris has her trousseau all accounted for and. In addition,
has invitations ready to send; for her wedding will take place during
The earlier-than-planned date is set for three reasons: so sister Marian
(Carolina) can be home for the wedding; so Harriet and Bob can both
get summer jobs; and because—“Bob and I aren’t the kind to worry
about things—we just do it and get it over with.”
Elinor Dodson’s husband-to-be. Carter Fox, wrote and suggested that
they move their wedding date for August 31 to June—so they could
have a long honeymoon and a small wedding.
Says Elinor: ‘That’s how indefinite the date is, and isn’t that typical
of a man ?” Elinor’s trousseau is complete, but she still hasn’t decided
what to do about two of her bridesmaids’ becoming pregnant.
Ann Knight and James McLaughlin have set June 15 as the day.
Ann’s family moved to Tampa. Florida, only last year, so the wedding
is taking place in their real hometown of Charlotte. All presents are
being sent to James’ home in Charlotte and Ann’s parents are coming
up for all of May and June to help with final arrangements.
Then in August newly-wed Ann, along with Thrace Baker, w'ill be
bridesmaids at Ann Crenshaw’s marriage to Harold Dunnagen. Shaw
has made use of her sister’s list of invitations, so she can devote more
time to completing her trousseau. Ann and Harold will live in Chapel
Hill, where she will teach while he continues his education.
Suzanne Gordon, who will be working on her senior recital this spring,
has not set a definite date for her marriage to Charles Heller. Chuck
graduates from Bowman Gray in June, and begins his internship in
Detroit in July.
Jane Wrike and Allen Beck are a little more definite—their wedding
will be sometime this summer. Jane’s father has offered only two
sentences on the subject. Mr. Wrike murmured: “The pin was enough”
(when Jane first approached him with the idea) and “Allen must have
had a good day at the store” (the day she received her ring).
Salem girls, in absentee, will be Iva Roberts’ bridesmaids in her
August wedding. Jo Marie Smith and Judy Golden will return from
Switzerland, and Mary Carolyn Crook from Winthrop, S. C., for the
ceremony in Leaksville.
Sarah Ann Price, this year’s roommate, will be maid-of-honor and
chief consultant on Iva’s “just-begun” trousseau. Iva will have the
distinction of being the only Salem bride to marry outside the States;
Dave Welton is a Canadian and a subject of the British Commonwealth.
“Cack” Atkins is the only freshman in the group, but her wedding
will be in the summer of 1958, when Garland Chick, whom she has been
dating since early Jjigh school days, will return from service. “Cack”
hopes to transfer to Meredith to finish college with Garland, who will
be at State in civil engineering, after their marriage.
Ann Darden Webb and David Freshwater are planning a June wed
ding in Morehead City where they will live until he returns to dental
school at Chapel Hill. There Ann will put all her Hope Chest buying
to good use, while she works either in teaching or in social work.
Ann’s maid-of-honor will be Katherine Oglesby, now at Bowman
Gray; her honorary bridesmaids will be Salemites Jane Shiflet, Becky
McCord, Ben Hogan, and Jo Smitherman.
Uncle Sam will decide Jane Shiflet’s wedding date. As soon as Jackie
Jimeson returns this summer, they will be married. Then he will go
on a Mediterranean cruise for the Navy, while Jane teaches in Marion.
Jane’s younger sister, Pat, will be her maid-of-honor. Becky McCord
and Katherine Oglesby will be two of her bridesmaids.
Protocol at formal dinners when the admiral is being entertained will
be Celia Smith’s big concern when she marries Chuck Bacheller, a June
grad of Annapolis, in July. This weekend Celia went to her Kingsport,
Tennessee home to make final plans for the wedding. Kay Williams and
Mary Walton are two of her Salem bridesmaids; Cissie Allen and Suz
anne Gordon will be the musicians at the reception and wedding.
When the wedding is over, the last rice has been thrown, and guests
have gone home to exclaim over the lovely bride^we’ll still wonder how
they managed to look so calm, so cool, and so happy.