North Carolina Newspapers

    foolish consistency is the
hob-nob . . .
Of little minds.—Emerson
Volume XXXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October_j^^__1^57_
Number 4
Relaxing After Show, Julius La Rosa
Answers Salemite Editors’ Questions
Noted Ethonomusicologist,
Dr. Waterman, To Open
Rondthaler Lecture Series
“Eollie”
“Mr, La Ro.sa, we are from the
Salem College newspaper.” Thus,
our interview began.
Julius La Rosa had, just a few
minutes before, stepped down from
the stage. He had been escorted
to his dressing room from the
midst of the pushing throng of
autograph seekers.
Although he was rushed for time,
he leisurely answered our questions
in detail.
We talked about the South. He
said that he had been in Winston-
Salem a few years ago with the
Navy band. Julius La Rosa likes
the South.
“The people are nice and they
are good to me. When people are
nice to me, I like them no matter
where we are. If Hitler had been
good to me, I would have liked
him. He wasn't; therefore, I didn t
like him.. I believe in accepting
people for what they are, not where
they are. Yes, I like the South
very much.”
We asked him about his interest
in Churchill.
“How did you know?” asked
Julius, completely surprised.
“Oh, I read fan magazines oc
casionally.” Mary Ann shyly ad
mitted.
Regardless of where we’d learned
it, he was very pleased. He has
read all six of Churchill’s volumes
on the second World War.
This interest came about acci
dently. He just happened to read
one of Churchill’s books and de
cided that he was such a great
author that he must read his other
books.
It had taken him about a year
to read all the volumes. He ad
mitted however that he had
two or three fictional novels be
tween each of Churchill s works.
Mr. La Rosa has just completed
reading some of Christopher Ma
lory’s novels.
and “Julie” Enjoy A Little of Eve’s Sport
We had arrived in time to hear
Julius sing “Where or When.”
This is one of his favorite songs.
He prefers Rogers and Hart num-
bers, but likes most of the stand
ards. Even though he has sung
quasi-Rock n’ Roll numbers, he
does not like rock n’ roll.
He talked about women in ber-
muda shorts:
“I like women in bermuda shorts.
In fact, I think they look as ^pod
in shorts as in anything else.”
He talked about small liberal arts
colleges for women.
“If I had a daughter, I would
want her to attend a small college.
I would not like the large univer
sity type of school for myself. It
is nice to know the people you are
living with. I do not like the idea
of just being a number in a large
mass of people.” _
This brought up the question ot
his family. Julius said that his
wife usually travels with him.
“She is staying home this season.
We are to become parents m
April.”
Mr. La Rosa was very gracious
about posing for pictures. Whp
Mr. Grigg brought out a cpdy
apple as a prop, Julius grinned.
“This is the first candy^^ apple
I’ve had since I was a boy.”
Martha asked about his summer
appearance on Matinee Theater
.This was Julius’ cue to talk about
his plans as an actor.
He is to star in the Kraft Theater
television show on October 23.
The show is called “The Man in,
a Trance.” Julius will play
role of a singer who had a
record and then dropped out of the
scene and his attempts to get back
into the picture.
Although Julius has acted through
many songs, he has never tried
acting without music.
■ Before this television show goes
on the air, he will have spent ap-
—Photo by Grigg
proximately 50 hours in rehearsal.
Mr. La Rosa’s next record re
lease will be in conjunction with
this television production.
This fall Julius La Rosa’s plans
include spot appearances such as
he made here, nightclubs, and tele
vision.
—Mary Ann Hagwood
Martha Jarvis
Civic Music
Will Present
Ballet Troupe
The Concert Series of the Win
ston-Salem Civic Music Association
will open Monday evening with the
presentation of-the American Bal
let Theatre.
The Ballet Theatre was formed
in 1940 for the purpose of present
ing United States Ballet to the
world. It has completed several
highly successful European tours,
the most recent one terminating
in February, 1957 when it returned
to New York City for an opening
at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Last season, it also attained a goal
of appearing in all of the forty-
eight states.
Managed by Columbia Artists
Management for the 1957-1958 sea
son, the Ballet Theatre’s directors
are Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith.
The principal dancers of the com
pany are Nora Kaye, Erik Bruhn
the ' and John Kriza.
big! The program for Monday even
ing’s appearance includes “Swan
Lake,” “The Combat,” “The Grand
Pas de Deux” from “The Nut
cracker Suite”, and “Offenbach ii
the Underworld.”
All concerts are presented at the
Reynolds Auditorium at 8:30 P.M.
The doors open at 8:00.
Dr. Richard A. Waterman of the j
Department of Sociology and An- |
thropology of Wayne University
will open the Rondthaler Lecture
Series on Thursday, October 24.
Dr. Waterman is an expert in
the science of ethonomusicology.
Dr. Waterman’s initial appear
ance will be in chapel on the 24.
His topic will be “Musics of the
Non-Western World”. He will also
speak to the Music Plistory class,
and to the Principles and Philo
sophy of Education class, and to
Mrs. Steven’s English class. These
meetings will cover the topics,
“Techniques in Ethnomusicology”,
“The Value of Ethnomusicology for
the Social Sciences”, and “Func
tions of Music in a Non-literate
Society”. These class meetings
will be open to alt of those who
are interested.
As a result of his study in the
fields of ethnomusicology. Dr.
Waterman’s special interest is jazz,
and he is now one of the directors
of the Institute for Jazz Studies,
Inc.
Prior to entering the academic
field, he was a professional dance
band musician.
Dr. Waterman received his AB
from Santa Barbara College, his
MA from Claremont College, and
his Ph D. from Northwestern Uni
versity. He has taught anthropo
logy at Northwestern University, at
the University of Washington, at
the University of Michigan (ethno
musicology), and at Wayne Univer
sity. For thirteen years he was
director of the Laboratory of Com
parative Musicology at Northwest
ern University .
His main fields of specialization
are African, Afro-American, and
Australian Aboriginal musics. Ho
has done field work in Cuba, Puerto
Rico, and Australia.
While in college he was a mem
ber of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma
Xi. Among others, he is presently
Dr. Waterman
a member of American Anthro
pological Society, the American
Musicological Society, the Ameri
can Folklore Society, the Society
for Ethnomusicology.
Dr. Waterman is the first of
three lecturers that the Rondthaler
Lecture Fund will bring to the
campus. All of these men are ex
perts and their fields transcept de
partmental lines.
The fund was established as a
memorial to the late Bishop Ropd-
thaler, a past president of the col
lege, and to his wife, Catherine
Rondthaler.
Faculty Members Do Work
Outside Their Classrooms
Surprising as it may seem to the
student body, the Salem faculty is
a very active group, not limiting
themselves to their classroom lec
tures. As I learned from talking
with several faculty members, we
have professors working on their
Doctorate dissertations; we have
aspiring authors; and we have one
professor doing scientific research.
Dr. B. Carson French, head of
the chemistry department, is now
working on an extension of his
graduate subject.
The title of this research pro
gram is “Riboflavin Analogs Con
taining Flourine.” This involves
the preparation of compounds which
are active as antimetabolites. (Me
tabolites are chemical compounds
necessary for body reactions—like
vitamins). It is hoped that these
antimetabolites will show activity
in retardation of the growth of
cancer.
Compounds similar to those be
ing prepared by Dr. French have
recently been reported as showing
positive results in treatment of rats
and mice in laboratory experiments.
One of the compounds made during
his Doctorate study period is now
being tested by the Cancer Chemo
therapy Division of the Cancer In
stitute in Bethesda, Maryland.
A recipient of two grants, Dr.
French received his first grant in
the summer of 1956. It is the
“Frederick Cottrell Grant” from
the Research Corporation of New
York. It was renewed this past
summer.
The second grant received for
the school year of 1957-58 is from
the Institute of Arthritis and Meta
bolic Diseases of the National In
stitute of Health.
These grants provide salary for
the research assistant, Mrs. Molly
Johnson; chemicals used; and ad
ditional apparatus which will belong
to Salem when the project is com
pleted.
This past summer Dr. French
was invited to teach organic chem
istry at the University of North
Carolina. He taught there during
the second session.
Dr. H. Michael Lewis and Dr.
Philip Africa are the hopeful
authors on the faculty. Dr. Lewis
has completed his book and sent it
into the publisher. Dr. Africa is
still actively engaged in researchj
on his book.
“American Character and the
Road Ahead” was completed by
Dr. Lewis in the spring of 1957.
It is now at the publishers, the
Oklahoma University Press, being
read.
In this book. Dr. Lewis has at
tempted to analyse the American
character by finding its roots in the
past. Pie did this through the pro
cess of historical development.
The historical development was
divided into two parts; 1) the dis
tant past and the evolutionary
scheme up to the Middle Ages; 2)
the more recent developments since
the founding of America.
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