North Carolina Newspapers

Wio«ton-Salera, North UroUaa
Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 26, 1958
Standing At The Portals
“Mary Stuart” Is Choice
For Pierrette’s Fall Play
The Pierrettes have already be
gun casting for their first play of
the year; Mary Stuart. This his
torical drama by Johann Freidrich
Schiller involves the strife between
Queen Elizabeth of England and
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. It
Art Exhibit
Is Displayed
At Salem
The graphic arts exhibit now
hang-ing in Memorial Hall is a part
of the fine collection owned by Ruby
and Owen Lewis of Winston-Salem.
Mr. Lewis is employed as a pur
chasing agent for the Journal-Sen
tinel, is president, of the Winston-
Salem Gallery of Fine Arts, In
corporated. Mrs. Lewis served as
the first president of the Gallery.
The exhibit in Memorial Hall was
designed to serve as an introduc
tion to the graphic arts course
taught at Salem for the first time
this year. Some of the pieces were
done by local artists, others by
French, Mexican, Spanish, and
Japanese artists.
Although the ’ Lewises never
think of their collection in terms
of dollars and cents, it does con
stitute a nice investment. Works
such as those by Miro and Roualt,
which were picked up in Paris by
Lewis for fifteen or twenty dollars
are now worth about one hundred
dollars. None of the Lewis’ pieces
cost more than twenty-five dollars.
One of Mr. Lewis’ favorite works
is an inexpensive woodcut which
he appreciates for its pleasing de
sign, color, and the use the artist
has made of the grain 'of the
takes place about the time Mary
is. beheaded. One of the high spots
of the-play is the scene in which
Mary and Elizabeth actually meet
and carry on .a conversation — a
scene of dramatic importance of
w'hich is shown by the fact that
Schiller is the only dramatist who
has had the courage to write .about
it. Schiller, a well-known German
poet, here presents one of his best
dramatic works.
This particular play has enjoyed
quite recently an off-Proadway
success. Some of the scenes from
the play have been presented on
the television program “Omnibus”.
Casting for Mary . Stuart began
on Thursday, September 25, and
will be continued on Friday, Sun-
daj'’ and Monday evenings between
seven and nine o’clock. The cast
includes eleven men and three
women. As did Twelfth Night, the
historical play of the same period
presented last year by the Pier
rettes, Mary Stuart wall have an
all-female cost. The play will be
produced by Martha Goddard, and
will be directed by Miss Barbara
Battle, a newcomer to the Salem
College scene. Miss Battle especi
ally enjoys working with a play
behind the scenes, and is very in
terested in play production. She
is familiar with the period of his
tory pictured in this play, and
judging by her enthusiasm and
abiltiy, the play should be as great
a success at Salem as it was “off-
187th Convocation Starts Season
With Challanges, Greetings, Awards
To Record Enrollment Of Students
On Friday, September 19 at ap
proximately 10:4S a.m., marshals
began shepherding Salemites and
.Academy students into Memorial
Hall for the opening convocation
of Salem’s 187th session. It took
longer than planned to get the 400
Salemites and some 100 Academy
girls seated, so that it was a little
after eleven when the faculty, in
their black gowns with brightly
colored hoods, and seniors, some
of them capless, processed down
the right aisle of-the auditorium.
After scripture and prayer by
Reverend Johansen the Reverend
Gordon Spaugh, chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the Academy
and College, which body “will get
you if you don’t W'atch out” or
“will never agree to that”, brought
greetings to Salemites.
Dr. Gramley then rose to make
a fetv remarks to Salem’s largest
student body. The core of his talk
lay in his challenge to students- to
get full production out of this year
at Salem. He urged “Your assign
ment at Salem in every subject
you study and in every activity in
'which you engage, is to exercise,
to connect up, to correlate as many
of your brain cells as possible . . .
To Present
Voice Recital
On Monday, September 29th,
Joan Jacobowsky will present a
voice recital in Memorial Hall at
8:30 p.m. This is a second of a
series of faculty concerts to be
given at Salem this year.
Mrs. Jacobowsky, a mezzo-so
prano, has taught at Salem for
several years. She received a B. S.
degree from Juilliard School of
In a word, your assignment is to
produce.” He recommended to
students lacking the motivation of
a definite vocational goal that they
base their efforts on faith that the
college experience was a valuable
one on ambition, on common sense,
and on duty.
Followdng Dr. Grarnley’s address
Dean Hixson announced academic
awards for the year 1957-58. The
Gordon Gray Award, awarded to
the sophomore with the highest
academic record, went to Nan Wil
liams of Farmville. The Katherine
B. Rondthaler Aw'a'rds, given for
outstanding creative work, went to
Margaret Taylor of Kinston and
Shan Helms of Monroe. The
newly established President’s
Prizes, given to students selected
b3^ faculty members of 13 depart
ments, went to: Susan McIntyre,
Art Department; Mary Thaeler,
Biologj'^ Department; Betsy Ross
Smith, Chemistry Department;
Martha Jarvis, Department of
Dranta; Rebekah Hinkle, Depart
ment of Economics-SociologyMar
gie Boren, Education-Psychology
Department; Jean Smitherman,
English Department; Felicity Craig,
History Department; Ann Brinson,
Department of Mathematics; Mar
garet MacQueen, Department of
Modern Languages; Mary Frances
Cunningham, School of Music; and
Margaret MacQueen, Department
of Religion and Philosophy.
Margaret MacQueen, President
of Student Government, extended
a welcome to the student body on
behalf of the Student Council and
read messages from members of
the Class of 1958. Mrs. D. E.
Ward, Jr., President of the Alum
nae Association, brought greetings
from Salemites all over the world.
Thus with the achievements of
the past year behind them and
with the best wishes of the ad
ministration and alumnae the 1958-
59 Salemites filed out of Memorial
Hall to accept the challenge of a
New Year.
—Nancy Jane Carroll
All class schedules will be per
manent on Friday, September 26,
at 5:00 p.m.
Mid-semester grades will come
'out November 13.
M rs. Joan Jacobowsky
Music and a M. A, degree from
Teachers’ College of Columbia Uni
Mrs. Jacobowsky has planned a
very interesting program. She will
open her concert with “O God,
Have Mercy” from Mendelssohn’s
“Saint Paul”. Included in the first
group of songs will be “Non Piu
D’Amore” by Falconiere and “Voi
Che Sapete” from Mozart’s '“Mar
riage of Figaro”.
An unusual feature of the pro
gram will be a group of seven
popular Spanish songs by DeFalle.
(Continued on Page Six)
Far East Crisis Rages:
Orval E. Faubus Rants
International crisis rages over Quemoy and Matsu while Governor
Orval E. Faubus rants overVthe Little Rock school situation.
This week classes began for Little Rock students on T.V.! For the
first time since the Supreme Court ruling of 1954 eliminating the “sepa
rate but equal” clause, schools in the South have been shut down. Oh
September 12, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled on- the Little Rock case
unanimously to readmit Negros at once to Cental High School. The
court ruled that violent opposition was not a valid reason for continuing
segregation. Mr. Faubus retaliated with a number of anti-integration
measures. Chief among them was the closing of all four high schools
in Little Rock. This left 3.500 students out of schools, and parents with
the dilemma of mixed schools or no education at all for their children,
Opposition has come to Faubus’ order from parents, ministers, and even
students who fear that their education is being impaired.
In order to establish more quickly the will of the people, Faubus
has moved the city-wide referendum to September 27th. Under the
referendum a majority of the"Little Rock school districts’ 41,037 “quali
fied electors” must decide whether to reopen schools on an integrated
basis. This means that 20,519 would have to vote in the affirmative, and
the total vote in any school election has never exceeded 10,000! Faubus
supporters have gone so far as to obtain a charter for “The Little Rock
Private Schools’ Corporation”.
Governor Almond also ordered schools closed in Front Royal and
Charlottesville, Virginia and has twice delayed the opening date. How
ever, in a press conference Gov. Almond acknowledged his belief that
no state—no matter what its rights—has the power to override the power
of the Federal Government.
Since the development of public education in the last century, the
states have had the power and responsibility to establish and it is, this
po\ver that Southern Governors are fighting for. The Fourteenth Amend
ment clearly places Federal authority over that of the state where in
dividual rights are involved. Federal court order can be obtained
against Southern Governors leading the resistance to integration, and
these orders can be inforced by contempt proceedings. Gov. Faubus is
already subject to an injunction forbidding him in any way to interfere
with the constitutional rights of Negro children to attend Central High.
No step toward‘legal action has been taken against Faubus, but there
is a possibility that it will, if he insists on re-opening the schools as
segregated “private” institutions.
No state Governor has ever been jailed for contempt -of a Federal
court order, according to historians. Problems of this matter have
always been theoretical and the Justice Department hopes this one will
not become a reality.
The U. S. administration is counting on time to bring some solution.
The government is making no immediate move in hope that pressure
from parents and disturbed students will bring about a re-opening of
the schools complying with the court order. No action is anticipated
until the referendum on September 27, and probably the government
will not make a move until Faubus acts to-carry out his plan to turn
Little Rock schools into private operation. 'Washington officials insist
that this cannot be legally done if public tax money and publicly owned
buildings are involved.
As a gentleman from Menton, France inquired of the editors of
Time, “England exiled Napolean to St. Helena, why can’t the U. S. find
Governor Faubus an island home?”
—Sue Cooper
56 4 0 6
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