North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 3, 1958
Number 2
Hanes Gives
Salem College
Valuable Book
A portion of the work of Dr.
Sam Johnson that all Salemltes
lhave studied or will study has now
become a part of our campus.
This rare and valuable first edition
of Johnson’s Dictionary of the
English Language, printed in 1775,
has been presented to the Salem
Library by Mr. Philip Hanes. Mr.
Hanes, serving as chairman of the
Art Council’s Committee for sell
ing Little Theatre tickets, donated
this Dictionary in recognition of
Salem’s participation in the Little
Theatre drive. Miss Jess Byrd,
working with Mr. Hanes, organized
a group of students for selling the
tickets. Martha Goddard, Pier
rette’s president, acted as the chair
man of’ this group and Nan Wil
liams, Mary Scott Best, Jean
Smitherman, Jane Leighton Bailey,
and Audrey Kennedy served with
her.
The preface to the Dictionary is
perhaps the most intriguing and
interesting 'part of the Dictionary.
It is entertaining and delightful
reading. For example. Dr. Johnson
refers to lexicographers as “those
unhappy mortals . . . the writers
of dictionaries whose fate it is . . •
to be exposed to censure, without
hope of praise, to be disgraced by
miscarriage, or punished for ne
glect, where success would have
been without applause, and dili
gence without reward.’’
Many have praised this Diction
ary of the English Language. It s
the first to be considered a stand
ard and the first to illustrate mean
ings by quotations. It’s definitions
are a happy illustration of the
meanings of words. On the other
hand, this Dictionary has been
criticized because of its coloring
of definitions by Johnson s own
whims and prejudices.
Price, Smitherman, Williams Capture
Leading Role In Pierrettes’ Fall
Production Of "Mary Stuart"
Nan Williams
Casting for the first play of the
year, Mary Stuart, by Jean Gold-
stone and John Reich was con
ducted the last few days of Sep
tember. The play, based on the
German classic by Johann Fried
rich Schiller brings to the stage a
turbulent era of history, as violent
and crucial as our own.
The Elizabeth-Leicester-Mary re
lationship is one of the great mys
teries of all time. Mary Stuart is
not a true historical drama, for
Sarah Ann Price
Jean Smitherman
Salem Honors Mr. Crews
For Service, Friendship
“To Russell, in appreciation for 40
year’s service and friendship to
Salem girls” . . .
We would like to add;
For soup on Wednesday, for
Carols at Christmas, for Kitchen
Parties in January, for feeding stray
dogs, and for an always friendly
smile. Who is Russell ? Of course
he’s the cook, but do you know,
for instance that he’s the father
,of 4 college graduates; Ollie, 31,
who is working on her Ph. D. in
Sociology; Geraldine, 36, who gave
up a promising career at Juilliard
to marry a minister; Jerry, 25, who
is a coach and a history teacher;
and Russell, Jr., who is a business
Student Body Meeting
Stimulates Thought, Talk
The student body meeting held
in chapel on Monday, September
12 was extremely stimulating. Un
usually passive and restless, anxious
to get out iri time to check their
mail boxes before class, Salemites'
asked questions, aided Student
Government President Margaret
MacQueen in making explanations,
and expressed their pleasure or dis
pleasure with action taken.
After the preliminaries were over
and Margaret had presented and
received approval of a proposal for
increased Student Council repre
sentation and had discussed the
questions that seemed to cause the
most confusion on the handbook
test, Caroline Easley began the dis
cussion from the floor by asking
for clarification of the statement
in the handbook “it is not permis
sible for a student to have her
paper corrected by another person
before it is given to an instructor.”
This question and revelant ones
were directed to the chairman, but
she deliberately left the floor open
for discussion. The concensus of
opinion seemed to be that correct
ing spelling while typing another
student’s paper or criticizing a
paper for a friend is not a viola
tion of the honor code. However,
a student may not go through a
paper correcting spelling and gra-
matical errors for another student.
Salemites. commissioned their stu
dent body president to discuss sev
eral matters with Dr. Hixson for
them. They want it made clear
that hour tests, are to be announced
at least a week in advance, and
that a student does not receive a
zero on an unannounced test given
when she is taking a cut. Mar
garet is also to discuss with Dr.
Hixson the possibility of students
being able to check their cuts as
they have in the past.
—Nancy Jane Carroll
manager and accountant in New
York.
Russell is so proud of his child
ren that I could hardly get him to
talk about himself, but I did learn
that he likes football, and his
favorite team is Union University
where Jerry played guard for four
years. Russell is also on the board
of trustees and is chairman of the
scout committee at the First Bap
tist Church.
But his first love is cooking.
“No Sir! I don’t cook at home”,
he said. The reason ? Because the
stove’s too small. Russell likes to
cook for a lot of people and es
pecially for fancy parties. He get’s
a lot of practice along this line
in the summer as he is R. J. Reyn
old’s cook and travels around the
country with him. In other sum
mers Russell has cooked at the
Albemarle Hotel at Va. Beach
(does this bring back any summer
memories) at the Greystone Inn/ in
Roaring Gap, and at Camp Yonal-
lossie, so you may have eaten his
food before ever coming to Salem.
Russell said that he ’v.'ould like
for us to know that we have had
a part in keeping him so young
in heart. “Being around you young
people, hearing you chirping and
carrying on, well it’s just kept me
from feeling old and I guess that’s
why I’ve stayed here at Salem for
so long.”
Well, Russell, we’d like to say
that we hope it’ll be 40 years
more.
Directory
Dr. Lewis offers a book review on
page 2.
Ruth Bennett interviews our for
eign students on page 5.
■ An informative discussion of the
Moravian Music Foundation by Erwin
Robbins contains information about
a new musical instrument. Page 6.
And note the seven ways to be a
“bad” professor on page 4.
many of the events are without
historical verification. The intro
duction says: “In much the same
manner that truth is often stranger
than fiction, so it might be possible
for fiction to have more veracity
than' truth.”
Miss Barbara Battle, director,
has disclosed the cast as follows:
Elizabeth, Queen of England, is to
be played by Jean Smitherman.
Jean, a senior Englisli major and
editor of the Salemite, has had
much experience with the Salem
stage. She is probably most re
membered for her performance as
Viola in Twelfth Night last fall,
for which she received the Pierro
Statuette for the best actress of
1957-58. She was stage manager
for The Glass Menagerie, directed
Happy Journey to Trenton and
Camden by Thornton Wilder in
Theater Workshop, and during
Orientation Week she directed “The
Drunken listers” also by Wilder.
Mary, Queen of Scots will be
played by Sarah Ann Price who
is also a senior English major.
She played Sebastian in Twelfth
Night. Note that Jean and Sarah
Ann were brother and sister in
Twelfth Night and in Mary Stuart
they are sisters. Sarah played the
role of the Stage Manager in
Happy Journey to Trenton and
Camden; she appeared as Apollo
in The Drunken Sisters.
Nan Williams, also a hit in
Twelfth Night as the Duke of Or-
sino, returns as the Earl of Lei
cester. Nan, a Junior chemistry
major was an Oslo Scholar last
year. Her other stage experience
includes the role of the , boy in
Hello Out There by William Saro
yan in the Theater Workshop. In
Mary Stuart she plays the spine
less go-between who loves Mary,
but who is loved by Elizabeth,^
Lynn Sowder, a sophomore trans
fer from Mars Hill Junior College
will play the part of Sir Edward
Mortimer, the instigator for Mary’s
freedom. At Mars Hill she played
the mother in The Winslowe Boy
by Terrence Rattigan, and was
awarded an “Oscar” as best sup
porting actress.
Lord Burleigh, the Lord High
Treasurer, will be portrayed by
the president of the Pierrettes,
Martha Goddard, who is also the
producer of the play. Martha
proved her value as an actress as
Malvolio in Twelfth Night. She
Senior Follies
Predicted Hit
If you are among those misled
Salemites who think our “senior
sisters” are too dignified for such
literature as fairy tales, you have
a surprise in store on Wednesday
night, October 8th. That is the
date for an annual campus favorite,
the Senior Follies.
Leading parts in the production
will be played by Mary Jo Wynne,
Ann Brinson, Margaret MacQueen,
Sarah Ann Price, Mary Jane May-
hew, Katie Teague, and Martha
Goddard. Susan McIntyre is chair
man of the Follies, as well as pro
ducer-director. A speaking chorus,
directed by Dr. Welch, will be a
unique feature of the presentation.
The music will be written by
Frankie Cunningham; -the choreo
graphy will be directed by Miss
Gentry.
also produced The Dunken Sisters
for Orientation Week. Burleigh
is the Lord High Treasurer who
wants to have Mary be-headed.
Another sophomore transfer from
Mars Hill, Marcia Black, will play
Sir William Davison, Secretary of
State. Marcia’s experience includes
a role with the Asheville Com
munity Theater as the Other Wo
man in Witness for the Prosecu
tion.
Hannah Kennedy, Mary’s com
panion, will be played by a Sopho
more, Caro Calhoun. Caro played
the wife in The Man Who Mar
ried A Dumb Wife by Anatole
France in the Theater Workshop.
Paulet, Mary’s guardian is to be
played by Lydia Seaber.
The Lord of the Privy Seal, Earl
of Shrewsbury will be played by
Mary Ann Brame. Rosemary
Laney will portray Count L’Aube-
spine. Ambassador from the Court
of France. Other characters are;
Sir Andrew Melvil, Agnes Sende;
Page, Elizabeth McLean; O’Kelly,
Mary Jane Mayhew; Guards, Grace
Walker and Abby Suddath.
Rehearsals for the play will be
gin Tuesday, October seventh.
M. Mueller
Will Present
Organ Recital
Margaret Mueller, recent bride
of John Mueller of the Salem Col
lege organ department, will pre
sent an organ recital on' October
sixth. Mrs. Mueller has chosen a
repertoire of religious music of the
seventeenth, eighteenth, and twen
tieth century composers.
Mrs. Mueller’s first selection will
come from “Veni Creator”, a hymn
written by the seventeenth century
French composer, deGrigny, Dur
ing the epoch the verses of hymns
were alternately played by the
organ master, and sung by the^
choir, with the organ master im
provising on the melody. Mrs.
Mueller will play two verses of
improvision from the hymn.
Religious music of the eighteenth
century is best examplified by the
works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Mrs. Mueller has chosen to play
three chorale-preludes: “We all be
lieve in one God”, “Glory be to
God on High”, and “Kyrie, God,
Father in Eternity.’’ The chorale-
prelude is an organ composition
based on a Protestant Chorale de
signed to be played before the
chorale is sung by the choir and
congregation. Martin Luther was
the first composer of Protestant
Chorales, but to the present-day
musician, chorales are best known
in their harmonization by Bach.
From twentieth century religious
music, Mrs. Mueller has chosen
“Glory be to God in the Highest
Throne” by Ernest Pepping and
“Go'd Among Us” from the “Na
tivity” composed by Olivier Mes
siaen for La Trinite in Paris, where
he is organist.
Mrs. Mueller, who will be making
her debut ’ on Salem’s campus at
8:30 p.m. in Old Chapel Monday
night, received her Bachelor of
Music and Master of Music de
grees from Oberlin College. She
has taught at North Dakota State
Teacher’s College, Ames College
and Randolph-Macon Women’s Col
lege. She received a Fulbright to
study in Germany and a scholar
ship from Oberlin to study in
France. Mrs. Mueller teaches both
piano and organ at Salem.
    

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