North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 7, 1958
Number 18
MacQueen Is New President Of Student Body
"0lass Menagerie” Opens Wednesday;
Meigs And Jarvis Have Leading Roles
Nan Williams Is Elected
New Stee Gee Secretary
Margaret' MacQueen, a junior the student body in campus or-
“The Glass Menagerie” by Ten
nessee 'Williams will be presented
by the Pierrettes on March 12 and
13. The performances will be at
8:30 in Old Chapel,
Carl Meigs has the male lead as
Tom, the son. Martha Jarvis plays
the female lead of Amanda, the
mother. Mary Cox has the other
female role of Laura, the daugh
ter, and Don Davis plays the part
of Jim, the gentleman caller.
Williams uses a narrator to tell
the story of the Glass Menagerie.
Thus, the play is one of memory.
Tom tells the story as he remem
bers it. The role of Tom is there
fore very difficult to interpret. Tom
is both the narrator and a character
in the play. It is very difficult to
immediately change moods from
the narrator into . the character.
Mr. Meigs presents a skilled tran
sition from narrator to character.
His performance is also very na
tural and convincing.
The role of Amanda is equally
difficult to interpret. She is living
in the past. She is a Southern
belle who seems to thrive on the
memory of her youth. She is very
talkative and flutters around like
a butterfly. Amanda is supposed
to appear as having very little in
telligence. She does not have any
depth in her thought. Yet, Amanda
has to be presented as a mother
who is trying to keep her family
together. Through her struggle
and concern for her family Martha
must give Amanda a third dimen
sion of universal motherhood and
depth. Williams does not like wo
men but Amanda is not as dis
tasteful as women in his other
plays.
Laura is probably the only female
character in all of Williams plays
that he really liked and presented
in a favorable light Mary Cox
very ably portrays the tender and
sensitive character of Laura. Laura
withdraws from reality. She is
from Clinton, North Carolina, was
elected president of the Student
Government Association Wednes
day by the students of Salem Col
lege. The daughter of The Rever
end and Mrs. Mac MacQueen of
Clinton, Margaret is a Latin major.
Her administrative experience in
cludes the office of president of
ganizations. She also felt that stu
dents should be more informed on
Student Council’s actions. She
proposed posting a bulletin after
each Stee Gee meeting, posting
a,gendas of Stee Gee and student
body meetings, and having open
Student Council meetings.
Nan Williams, a sophomore from
Farmville, N. C,, W'as elected yes
terday to serve as president of the
Student Government Association
next year. She is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. R. T. Williams.
Nan is a chemistry major and is
vice-president of the Lablings. Last
year she served as president of the
Freshman Class and, during her
term of office, participated actively
in the Stee Gee and I. R. S. Nan
was one of the freshmen feature
Laura (Mary Cox) meets Tom (Carl Meigs), her brother when he
returns drunk after an evening at the movies. (Scene 4 of 1 he Ulass
Menagerie.”)—Photo by Grigg ^
content to play old records and
to withdraw into the world of her
Glass Menagerie.-
Jim, the gentleman caller, is the
only character from the world of
reality.
The technical effects are very
important in this play. There are
special lightings needed in order
to set the mood for The Glass
Menagrie.” The hazy type at
mosphere has been achieved by in
direct and unbalanced lighting. The
music has been reproduced from
the original soundtrack of the
Broadway production of the play.
The costumes are out-of-date and
The Tryouts For May Day
"Carousel” Are Monday
Salem’s traditional May Day I
celebration promises to be a gala
affair. Jane Bridges, May Day
Chairman, has announced that the
music and basic story of Carousel
will be used as the theme for May
Day. This musical will afford many
opportunities for striking costumes,
elaborate scenery, and colorful
dance routines.
Tryouts for parts in the May Day
program will be held the night of
March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the
Day Student Center. Three lead
parts will be available: Julie Jor
dan, a lovely young girl, Billy
Bigelow, the handsome boyfriend
of Julie, and Mrs. Nettie Fowler,
a jealous, comic widow. Carousel,
with carnival scenes, lends itself to
the use of a large cast.
The. Dansalems, Salem’s newly
formed Modern Dance Club, will
direct the choreography of the
dances. Joy Perkins, Ann Brinson,
Harriett Dewelle and Jo Marie
Smith are to lead the committee
for choreography. Marcille Van
Liere and Amory Merritt are head
ing the committee for costuming
and Sandy Shaver, June Gregson,
and Susan McIntyre are m charge
of the scenery. Martha Jarvis will
direct the pageant. The May Day
Committee has also announced that
Miss June Gentry is the newly ap
pointed faculty co-advisor ^he
May Day program. Mrs. ^ Wilhs
Stevens is the other co-advisor.
unstylish. In the last scene
the costumes are memory. The
setting is in a tenement house in
St. Louis. The scenery is con
temporary to the period of the
1930’s and of a tenement house
decor.
The production staff for this play
includes: Jerome Moore, Grace
Walker, Skippy Stone, Nyra Boyd,
Margaret Fletcher, and Meribeth
Bunch.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens is direct
ing the play.
Civic Music
Presents
Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony Or
chestra will be presented by Civic
Music Association at 8:30 P.M.
Friday, March 7, at Reynolds
Auditorium. This is one of the
foremost U. S. orchestras and dates
to 1896, when its conductor was
Victor Herbert. Its present con
ductor William Steinberg has been
a guest conductor of the NBC Sym
phony, and founded the Palestine
Symphony Orchestra.' In 194S, he
was named musical director and
conductor of th Buffalo Philhar
monic. He went to Pittsburgh in
1952. He has served as music
director of the Aspen Festival in
Colorado and as guest conductor
at the Hollywood Bowl. He also
conducts many famous orchestras
in Europe each year.
Margaret MacQueen
the Junior Class, treasurer of the
Athletic Association Council, and
work on the President’s Forum.
“Around the Square” columnist for
The Salemite, Margaret is a mem
ber of the Honor Society and a,
Scorpion.
In her speech at the Election
Kick-Off Banquet Tuesday Mar
garet named her objectives for the
coming year, including: more re
sponsibility on the students in the
Honor Systm, a more lenient cuts
system, a continuation of the fac
ulty evaluation program, no mixed
dorms, and some form of a points
system whereby more responsibility
would be distributed throughout
Nan Williams
girls in Sights and Insights.
This year. Nan is house president
of Lehman Hall and worked with
the Pierrettes in their production
of Twelfth Night.
Editorial --
^I4JoaJ2jb/iA* Atoi
The nominations and selections of the two new Student Council of
ficers have been excellent. However, as the elections progress, let us
remember that not everyone at Salem is. capable of being a leader.
There is nothing wrong with this school because of this. It is merely
a reflection of the trite statement, “not everyone is a leader and fol
lowers are just as important as leaders.”
Every year there is a movement on campus to include more students
in campus activities. This is fine but it can be dangerous when an
unqualified girl is nominated and elected to a position just because she
has not had as many offices or honors as her opponent.
The leaders of the campus organizations will shape the policy of
Salem for the next year and the effect of their decisions will be felt
in the following years. Likewise, the fate of an organization also de
pends largely on its leadership. A person who is not able to organize,
to manage, or enlist interest in an organization may hinder the effect
of that organization for the year and it may take several subsequent
years to re-establish the order and importance of the group.
Experience in any campus group is a valuable qualification for an
office. However, just because a person has worked hard for an activity
does not make her the best prospective president. The qualities of
leadership, originality, management, organization, dependability, and co
operation also necessary.
When nominations for the forthcoming offices are considered, they
certainly should not be limited to the same people. At the same time,
it should be remembered that “sweet, nice girls -who have worked so
hard” who do not have the potential of being a good leader are not
a reasonable choice.
    

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