North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, Nov. 7, 1958
Number 7
Who’s Who For 1958-59 Announced
Committee Chooses Six
Seniors, Campus Leaders
Six seniors active in campus a*"-
fairs have been chosen to repre
sent Salem in the 1958-59 edition of
Who’s Who in American Colleges
and Universities. They are Ann
Brinson, from Coral Gables, Flo
rida; Frankie Cunningham of Win-
Outstanding
Poet Will
Visit Salem
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' Standing by the fountain in back of South dormitory are the seniors chosen to represent Salem in *^^Vho’s
Who in American Colleges and Universities”. From left to right they are: Marilyn Shull, Frankie Cunning
ham, Margaret McQueen, Ann Brinson, Marcellle Van Liere, and Jean Smitherman.
Local Artists Display Varied Talents
Oil Paintings
Show Freedom
In Art Form
■;‘The music students have relin
quished their privilege of being the
most frequent viewers of Salem’s
art exhibits to the faculty whose
offices are located on first floor
Main Hall. The privilege will also
be the students’. On the brick wall
opposite and adjoining the steps to
second floor, hang oil paintings by
“Four Experimental Artists”. The
exhibit includes along with the
paintings information about the
artists, their written Manifesto, and
a brief history of Expressionism.
It (comes to Salem through the Art
Department at Davidson and feat
ures the work of Judy Joy, Richard
Carlyon, Eleanor Rufty and James
B^mgardner. James Bumgardner
attended Salem and is a native of
Winston-Salem. All four artists
are young, in their twenty’s or
Eirty’s, and now live in Richmond,
Wrginia.
with the background. They blend
into the background, giving a feel
ing of continual movement. Bum-
gardner’s “Portrait of Judy” is an
example of Expressionism. The
colors he used are raw, uncon
Ventional. The contours are harsh,
irregular, and the figure is abruptly
separated from the background.
Carlyon’s “Sketchbook Quartet” is
similar to “Portrait of Judy” in
technique; Joy’s “Young Portrait”
combines expressionism with cubism
for an unusual effect. A flat, two-
dimensional plane is characteristic
of all the paintings.
Rufty, Bumgardner, Joy, and
Carlyon represent emerging Ameri
can artists striving for independence
from European traditions. Their
paintings are worth a second glance,
and a second thought.
Arts Council
To Present,
Showcase
Expressionism, the characteristic
dement in these paintings, is best
mderstood by the last two senten
ces of the artists’ Manifesto. It
•eads: “The essential fact about
each one of us is our constant,
ncessant, and active concern with
irt . . . A celebration of unre
trained freedom . . . An asserta-
ion of Life. It is terrible, it is
rightening, it is beautiful”. Under-
tanding that the artists’ purpose
s to express himself should help
he passing critic who judges at
irst glance.
The methods used by the four
experimental artists” vary. Rufty’s
Nuns in an April Forest” and
-arlyon’s “Legend of the Field”
re subjective approaches to the
ubject. The hazy figures in these
•aintings do not contrast sharply
The Arts Council of Winston-
Salem is putting on the Arts Show
case November 13-15. Those taking
part in the showcase productions
for these three days are the Dance
Forum, The Little Theatre, and
the Salem-Symphony Trio.
The Dance Forum will present
the ballet “Pas d’Ecole” and the
Little Theatre, the play “Dark Lady
of the Sonnets” by George Bernard
Shaw. The program sponsored by
the Salem Symphony Trio will in
clude an original work commis
sioned for the Showcase by Mrs.
Margaret V. Sandresky, a program
of seven Spanish songs by Mrs.
Joan Jacobowsky, and a perform
ance of the theme and variations
from the “Trio in B Flat Major”
by Beethoven.
Those desiring tickets to the
Showcase may purchase them for
a dollar at the Arts Center, 610
Coliseum Drive.
The Arts Council is a council of
the art organizations in the com
munity and is dedicated to promot
ing, financing, and advising these
various organizations.
The Arts Council Showcase,
rgiven in celebration of the opening
of the recently completed Art Cen
ter, is being presented mainly to
thank the community members for
help in the building of this new
center.
Photograms
Exhibited In
Main Hall
As a part of Salem’s new Graphic
Art course, Susan McIntyre and
Elizabeth Smith have recently com
pleted a display of photograms.
They are now being exhibited at
the southeast end of Main Hall.
These photograms are a study in
design.
The photograms were done in the
darkroom of the Science Building
under the supervision of Mr. Britt
(What will he be doing next!) He
explained the developing process to
the girls so that they could do the
actual wqrk themselves.
i Susan and Elizabeth used bits of
colored plastic, leaves, ,and even
test tubes, watches and rings to
form the various shapes they
wanted for their design. Since all
of the work had to be done in
complete darkness, the design had
to be thought out ahead of time.
The girls experimented with single,
double, and triple exposures, find
ing that the double exposures gave
the best results in contrast and
shades of grey.
The poetry and prose writings of
Reed Whittemore, who will be a
campus' visitor at Salem College on
November 10th, are earning for him
a reputation as one o*" America’s
outstanding contemporary literary
figures.
Two books of poetry have been
published by Mr. Whittemore. They
are “Heroes and Heroines” (Reg
nal and Hitchcock, 1946) and “An
American Takes a Walk” (Univer
sity of Minnesota Press, 1956). His
poems have appeared in the New
Yorker, New Republic, Nation, Se-
wanee Review, Kenyan Review,
Poetry, Furioso, Chicago Review,
New Orleans Poetry Review, Sat
urday Review of Literature, Yale
Review, and the Virginia Quarterly
Review.
In 1957 a series of six of his
essays were published in the New
Republic, and he has also contri
buted to Esquire. He was one of
the founders of the “little maga
zine,” Furioso, published by Mr.
Whittemore from 1946 to 1953.
Mr. Whittemore was born in New
Haven, Conn., in 1919, was edu
cated at Andover and Yale, and did
graduate work for a year at Prince
ton. During World War II he
served four years in the Mediter
ranean Theater as a captain in the
U. S. Air Force. He has taught
during summers at the Universities
of Iowa and Minnesota, and since
1947 has been on the ^'acuity of
Carlton College in Minnesota where
he is Associate Professor of Eng
lish. In 1957 he conducted the
Writer’s Conference at the Uni
versity of Indiana.
The humorous, satirical vein of
Mr. Whittemore’s poems is dis
tinctly pointed up by James Dickey
in his review of “An American
Takes a Walk” for Poetry Maga
zine. He says: “As a poet with
certain obvious and amusing gifts,
Reed Whittemore is almost every
one’s favorite . . . The subjects of
the world stand around you, during
your reading of Whittemore’s
poems, revealed in their inconse-
quently, ridiculous, very recogniz
able and humorously contemptible
attitudes, and never in their most
deeply characteristic and unknown
gestures, in unmanageable love.”
For Mr. Whittemore’s visit here,
whicfi is being made under the
auspices of the Arts Program, As
sociation of American Colleges, a
program of stimulating activities
has been planned. He will speak
to the student body in chapel
Monday, November 10th. From 4
o’clock until 5 o’clock he will be
in the Day Student Center. Coffee
will then be served. Mr. Whitte
more will be in some of the classes
all day Monday and part of Tues
day.
ston-Salem; Margaret MacQueen
of Clinton; Marilyn Shull of Chevy
Chase, Maryland; Jean Smitherman
of Elkin; and Marcille Van Liere
of High Point.
The girls were nominated on the
basis of qualities set up by the
National Committee, whose offices
are in Tuscaloose, Alabama. The
following areas were considered:
1. The student’s excellence and
sincerity in scholarship.
2. The student’s leadership and
participation in extra-curri
cular and academic activities.
3. The student’s citizenship and
service to the school.
4. The student’s promise of *'u-
ture usefulness to business
and society.
Ann Brinson, a mathematics
major, has been most active in Stu
dent Government. A Dean’s List
student, she served as Treasurer
of the Stee Gee Association last
year, and presently she is heading
the Judicial Board Planning Com
mittee.
An Oslo scholar last year, Fran
kie Cuningham divides her time be
tween activities associated with her
music major with Student Govern
ment. As vice-president of the stu
dent body, she serves as Chairman
of the Chapel Committee and of
the Presidents’ Forum.
Student Government is also the
area of greatest activity for Mar
garet MacQueen. Before becoming
president of the Association last
year, Margaret, a language major,
served on the WRA Council.
Marilyn Shull, a piano major,
hos divided her time btween or
ganizational activities of the music
students, the Stee Gee Association
and the Pierrettes.
The current editor of the Salem-
ite, Jean Smitherman, is an English
major. Her second major area o*"
activity is the Pierrettes, campus
dramatics group.
Marcille Van Liere, a home eco
nomics major, also comes from the
area of publications. This year she
edits the Sight* and Insights. She
has also worked with the pierrettes
and in Student Government.
The Salem College Who’s Who
Committee was composed of Dr.
Gramley, Dr. Hixon, and Dean
Heidbreder of the administration.
Dean Sandresky of the School of
Music, Miss Margaret MacQueen
representing the students, and Dr.
William White, Miss Mozelle Pal
mer, and Dr. Inzer Byers from the
faculty at large.
DIRECTORY
The Pierrettes, campus dramatic
group, step up production on “Mary
Stuart”. Story and picture page 5.
♦ ♦ ♦
The new Pointiff of the Roman
Catholic Church is discussed in
Beyond the Square” on page 2.
♦ ♦ ♦
A new photo-feature, the “Por
trait o*" the Month” appears on
page 3, along with a feature on
our library custodian. Nelson.
♦ ♦ ♦
Salem professor, Stephen Paine,
discusses his views converning jazz
—found on page 4.
♦ ♦ ♦
Dean Heidbreder’s job takes her
to New York City. Report on page
6.
    

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