North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXVIll
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 28, 1958
Number 1 7
Salemites To Welcome
Parents On March 8
This year Freshmen Parents’ Day
will be held on the weekend of
March 8.
Dr. Gramley has written a letter
to each freshman’s parents inviting
them to visit Salem and meet the
faculty and classmates of thier
Singing Fete
To Be Held
On Campus
The National Association of
Teachers of Singing will hold their
regional meeting Saturday, March
1, in Memorial Hall with Geraldine
Mcllroy and Peggy Jones attend
ing as contestants from Salem.
Mr. Paul Peterson is in charge
of local arrangements with Geral
dine Cate from Meredeth College
acting as chairman of the auditions.
Voice competition is being held
in two divisions, Preparatory Di
vision for those aged sixteen to
eighteen and Student Division aged
nineteen to twenty-two. _ There will
be a total of twelve singers from
Lynchburg, Charlotte, Greensboro
and Asheville.
Harvey Woodruff, chairman of
the judges for the regional _ com
petition has announced that judges
will be brought from three other
colleges, in the area. Earl Berg
from Queen’s College, Charlotte,
Mrs. Virginia Linney, Applachian
State Teachers College, Boone and
Richard Cox, High Point College.
(Continued on Page Six)
daughter. Parents are invited to
attend classes, and the mothers
may spend that Saturday night in
the dorms.
Saturday’s schedule will include:
11:00-2:00—
Registration in Strong Friend
ship Rooms. (Here each parent
will receive a program and name
tag.)
12:00—
Lunch in Corrin Refectory
2:00-4:00—
Open House in the Day Students’
Center. (Here the parents will
meet the faculty. Displays of
Sights and Insights and the
Salemite w'ill be set up also.)
4:00-5:30—
Dormitory “At Home” in Clewell
and Babcock. (Parents can visit
rooms then.)
6:00—
Dinner in Corrin Refectory.
(Parents will meet the president,
deans, treasurer, and others).
8 :00—
Freshmen Stunts, presented in
Memorial Hall.
Five committees have been ap
pointed to work on the various
phases of Parents’ Day. Ann But
ler is in charge of registration and
programs, and Ann Landauer is in
charge of faculty-student relations.
Boyce Ritch and Janet Yyborough
are responsible for writing the
scrip; and Libba Lynch and Gertie
Barnes will produce the stunts.
Chairman of the dinner-planning
committee is Ann Phillips.
Elections Begin Monday;
Will Last Four Weeks
Meigs Promises To Qive
Excellent Performance In
“The Glass Menagerie”
Dr. Elizabeth Welch
haculty Will
Give Play
On March 6
Mr. Meigs finished practicing a
scene from “The Glass Menagerie,
came over to me and began to
talk about his part in the play.
Mr. Carl Meigs, who is a pro
fessor in the English Department
said that taking a part in this play
was' to help him teach. He said
that it is essential in teaching
drama to know more than an in
terpretation of the lines. He feels
that a student will appreciate a
play more if he understands what
goes on behind the scenes. Mr.
Meigs feels that instruction should,
therefore, include the mechanics of
production along with the intel
lectual approach.
The last time Mr. Meigs^ acted
on the, stage was as the ‘ Butler
who did it” in his senior class play
in high school. He did have one
experience dircting a high school
play while he was teaching Eng
lish in a small high school.
While talking about_ the students
in this play, Mr. Meigs said that
he does not think of the girls as
students, but just as having a part
in the same play. They are all
working towards the same goal of
presenting the play as exciting and
interesting to the audience.
Mr. Meigs is enjoying the part
but it isn’t easy. He remarked that
Tennessee Williams’ “lines are very
demanding,” not only is this true
of the lines, but also of the inter
pretation of Tom. Tom is a
difficult character to present be
cause he is both the narrator and
the character of the play. As t e
narrator, Tom is primarily present
ing memory. In this role Tom
must be cool, and detached but not
skeptical. Another problem for
Tom as narrator is to make
Amanda beautiful. As the char
acter, Tom must show many
changes in mood. He is tender
with his sister; and impatii^it and
apologetic with his mother. At the
same time, he must present a de
sire to escape from his surround
'"fir. Meigs seems to have solved
the problems of interpreting Tom.
Even in the unpolished practice
sessions, Tom is a living and a
realistic character. In a time span
of only a few minutes, Mr Meigs
very capably changes moods sev-
Iraf times. He changes from
awaking with a hangover and bemg
rather sullen to being a very wn
cerned brother. He passes from^
bored and disgusted young man
into an apologetic little boy.
Mr. Meigs is also very natural
and at ease in his general stage
appearance. He seems to be equally
at ease sprawled on a couch
Sinking coffee. He smokes and
founges^ver the cbair^^ a very
relaxed manner. Mr. meigs
Suches in his walk )ust as one
;Sd ew«l a young such
as Tom to do. He speaks m a
soft, slow drawl which is character
istic of a Southerner.
Even thoughi
S'ion, Mr. Meigs’ performance
'tellra'sucSeSul opening Mght.
—Mary Ann Hagwood
On March 6 at 8:30 the faculty
of Salem College will entertain the
gtirdent body with music, dancing,
singing, drama and comedy in an
effort to make money for their
contribution to the YWCA Foreign
Student Fund. Tickets will be on
sale for one dollar.
The Salemite next week will
serve as the program for the oc
casion and in that issue will be a
complete run-down of the cast and
all the songs. It has been reported
that everyone in the college faculty
and many people on the staff are
taking part.
With theme and cast being kept
top secret, directors Dr. Elizabeth
Welch for the first half and Mr.
Paul Peterson for the second halt
have reported that the faculty has
been rehearsing “frantically’ to be
■eady for the big occasion.
After the program. Dr. and Mrs.
Gramley are having a reception in
their home for those participating
in the play and their husbands and
With the announcement of the
nominations for president and
secretary of the Student Govern
ment at lunch on Monday, March
3, campus elections will begin. In
the next four weeks the members
of the student body will elect the
girls who will lead the major or
ganizations for the year 1958-59.
Preceeding the announcement, the
Nominating Committee will have
met several times; as its function
is not only to nominate candidates
for the principal offices, but also
to be in complete charge of all
elections.
The candidates for President
will be given an opportunity to
present their views concerning Stu
dent Government at the Annual
Election Kick-Off Banquet which
will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tues
day in the Refectory. The candi
dates will present their ideas as
well as their plans for improve
ment.
The election of president and
secretary of Student Government
will take place at lunch on Wed
nesday, March 5, with students
voting in the vestibule of the Re
fectory, anytime between 12:30
and 1;15. All votes must be in
at this time. In case a student
does not receive a majority in the
first vote, a revote will be held at
dinner of the same day and the
winner will be announced at lunch
on the following day.
After the first election, the re
mainder of the principal officers
will be elected on Monday, Wed
nesday, and Friday, at the hours
designated above. The schedule
for elections is as follows:
March 7, Friday — Vice-Presi
dent and Treasurer of Student
government
March 10, Monday — Editor of
Sights and Insights (By the
Staff)
March 12, Wednesday—Chairman
of May Day and President of
the A. A.
March 14, Friday — Editor of
the Salemite (By the Staff)
March 17, Monday — President
of the IRS and YWCA
March 19, Wednesday — Presi
dent of th Pierrettes and Day
Students (By Pierrette and
'Newton Feels America
Education Is Insufficient
Wives.
News Briefs
The 1958 Basketball Tournarrient
is well under way with the Juniors
leading the school in the number
of victories. With one more night
to go the Juniors have a great
chance of being the new champions.
The results of the games are as
■follows: Tuesday night the Sopho
mores beat the Seniors 44-17, and
the Juniors beat the Freshmen
59-50. Wednesdi^ night the Fresh
men beat the Seniors 23-19, and
the Juniors beat the Sophomores
40-34. The Sophomore-J u n i o r
game was most thrilling and the
large crowd of spectators and the
cheerleaders added to the excite
ment of the game. High scorers
last night were Lib Long with 24
points followed by Mary Jo Wynne
with 20 points and Martha McClure
with 17 points.
Mary Curtis Wrike
Stee Gee President
Day Student Groups respec
tively)
March 21, Friday — Chief Mar-
' shal and NSA Co-Ordinator
March 24, Monday—Class Presi
dents (By respective classes)
Students are reminded to use
their representatives to the Nomi
nating Committee as well as their
privilege of petition. All petitions
must be signed by ten per cent of
the student body and must-be sub
mitted to the President of Student
Government by 9:00 p.m. on the
day the announcement of nomina
tions for the particular office is
made.
Salem has just played host to
an Englishman who does not like
tea. When Eric Newton, Art Critic
for the London Times, was passed
a cup of tea in the Salem dining
room he commented, “Must I ? I
came over here from England to
get away from tea!”
Mr. Newton visited Salem on his
fifth tour of the United States. He
has visited New Yor, Chicago,
California, Baltimore, Winston-
Salem, and will go to Emory Uni
versity and to Virginia. The Critic
felt that his tour had been rather
chaotic but he has been trying to
find time to write and compile an
anthology of his favorite pictures
with accompanying essays to ex
plain his choice. This discussion
naturally leads to the question,
“What is your favorite painting,
Mr. Newton?” Mr. Newton’s reply
was ’One of Two Titians , I guess.
Mr. Newton expressed a certain
liking for the United States and
the Americans. He finds our
country extremely variable and he
never knows what to expect
American students possess a tre
mendous amount of vitality, Mr
Newton said, “and they carry on
much more interesting discussions
than English students.” _ However,
he felt that education in America
is not as thorough as it is in Eng
land and that the American stu
dents are more superficial than
English students.
Mr. Newton is a resident of
London and is married with two
grown children. He was educated
at the University of Manchester.
When he was told that Salem
was smothered in tradition he said,
“Tradition! You don’t know what
tradition is.”
The topic of Mr. Newton’s
Chapel lecture was “Opposirion to
Realism”. During the talk, he pre-
'sented slides to exemplify art’s
changing emphasis from subject to
form. In the development of Ab
stract Art which he defined as a
fainting about nothing”, Mr. New
ton stated that art is approach-
(Continued on page five)
"Dansalems”
Will Dance
|n Festival
The newly formed Dansalems,
modern dance club, of Salem Col
lege is planning to appear on a
T.V. show on Monday, March 3,
at 2:00 p.m., Channel 12. The girls
are going to demonstrate variations
of the basic axial and locomotor
movements of dance, and will also
show how the ordinary warm up
exercises can be combined in many
beautiful and intricate patterns.
Some of the more advanced stu
dents of choreagraphing are pre
senting a dance depicting theme
and variations.
Another project of the Dan
salems is a forthcoming dance re
cital for the Winston-Salem Arts
Council. The recital will take place
at the art gallery on Friday, March
(Continuod On Paffo Six)
    

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