North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume XXXIX
Salem College, WinstomSalem, N. C., Friday, January 16, 1959
Audrey Smith Is Chosen "Mrs.” Student Teacher
iJacobowsky Plays Violin
IConcerto In D Minor
ith Winston Symphony
Eugene Jacobowsky, a member of
the faculty of the Salem College
School of Music, will be the violin
soloist at the Winston-Salem Sym
phony Concert on February 3. Mr.
Jacobowsky is a concert master of
the Winston-Salem Symphony and
has appeared previously as a soloist
with the Symphony. For two sea
sons, 1952 and 1955, he conducted
the rehearsals for the Symphony.
Audrey Kennedy Smith Will Represent
Salem’s Student Teachers At Convention
In accordance with 21 other North
Carolina Colleges, the SNEA pre
sented three candidates for “Miss
event of the church music meetings,
the first movement with the violin
entering in an amble fashion, then
settling down to the first theme.
The second movement is song-like,
opening with an introduction by
wind instruments, sober and beauti
fully colored. The finale resembles
a Russian dance, full of energy and
The Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 is
not performed as often as his other
three symphonies. The first move
ment opens with a horn solo accom
panied by strings. The second
movement is a slow lyric one,
while the third movement is a lul-
The appearance of Gluck’s Ip-
higeriie En Aulide marked a new
era in the French Opera, for it put
into practice the reformed construc
tion of the opera; the music now
ftkterpreted each dramatic situation.
Student Teacher” in Chapel on
Thursday, January 15. Every year
a “Miss Student Teacher” is se
lected to serve as Salem’s repre
sentative to the state convention
in the Spring. The Salemite se
lected as “Miss Student Teacher”
is a representative of the college
and of the qualities deemed neces
sary by the college for a successful
teacher. The winner is not neces
sarily the best teacher, but a repre
sentative one.
The final selection lay in each
girl’s ideas and her presentation of
them, her poise, speech, and the
manner in which she handled the
questions posed her by the judges.
The judges were county and city
school officials, and Salem College
faculty and administration members.
Audrey Smith Happy In
Roll Of "Miss” and "Mrs.”
Audrey Kennedy Smith
: The concert to be presented in
February will include Tschaikov-
sky’s Violin Concerto in D major,
EBrahms’ Symphony No. 2, and
'.Gluck’s Iphigenie En Aulide.
The Tschaikovsky Concerto is
essentially a lyric work, full of im
pulsive emotional intensity, and
using Slavic and Russian folk ma
terial. An orchestral theme opens
Dr. McCorkle
.Lectures On
qChurch Music
y Church music will be the center
*vof attention at the Northwestern
. '^University school of music Febu-
^"'.rary 1-3, 1959, when visitors to the
school’s annual Midwinter Confer-
• 'ence on Church Music and mern-
.. bers of the commission on music
"lof the Department of Worship and
-..^Arts of the National Council of
Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.
participate in a joint meeting.
The National Council of Churches’
commission on music ordinarily
■ .(meets in New York City, but this
-q year is meeting on the Evanston
'jcampus of Northwestern University
3 and is opening many sessions to
J persons registered-for the school of
music’s Midwinter Conference on
ifelChurch Music.
S Lectures and a program entitled
Introduction to Early Ameri-
hyican Moravian Music” will be held
Monday, Feb. 2. Donald M. Me-
Corkle, a member of our college
. faculty who is director of the Mo-
ravian Music Foundation, and prin-
• cipal authority on the music of the
, early American Moravians, will be
^ the speaker. Thor Johnson will
A conduct musical selections by Maud
■-'.Nosier, (soprano), soloists, and
j ensembles from the school of music.
, Many members of the commission
■ J : and persons attending the Midwin-
, . VMer Conference on Church Music
.Iwill also attend the Northwestern
University Handel Commemoration
’■lip Festival which is being held the
. a three days prior to the joint meet
ing. A performance of Handel s
.. oratorio “Solomon” with Thor
- Johnson as conductor, on Sunday
t evening Feb'. 1, is the closing event
^of the Handel Festival and opening
Karlis Leyasmeyer Draws
On Personal Experiences
To Speak On Commuism
Dr. Karlis Layasmeyer, an au- I
thority on Communist ideology,
Soviet strategy and the Russian j
system, will speak in Chapel at
Salem on Monday, January 20. He
is to be in Winston-Salem from
January 19-21 on a lecture tour
sponsored by International Christ
ian Leadership.
Dr. Leyasmeyer, now a citizen of
the United States, is a Latvian who
once lived in Russia and saw the
Communist Revolution of 1917. Ed
ucated in Russia, Latvia, England,
and Germany, he later taught philo
sophy and psychology in higher in
stitutions of learning. Dr. Leyas
meyer knows from experience Com
munist and Nazi persecution, hav-
Office Gives
Exam Info.
All required work for the semes
ter, except the examination, must
be completed and handed in by
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21,
the day before Reading Day.
Students must report to each
scheduled examination.
Any emergency situation affect
ing examinations should be reported
Absences from the campus during
the examination period may be pos
sible under certain conditions and
if the proper form is filled out in
the office. See page 32, section H,
of the handbook for details.
Also see pages 52 and 53 of the
handbook for Reading Day and
examination regulations.
The blue book fee of .47 should
be ^aid to the Book Store before
examinations begin.
No grades will be issued by
faculty members nor from the Re
corder’s Office until registration
day, February 2.
If any change in second semester
courses is desired before registra
tion day, Miss Simpson should be
notified immediately.
Registration begins at 2:00 o’clock
on February 2. The procedure will
require at least an hour and must
be completed by 5:00 o’clock.
ing barely escaped death before the
firing squad after a Communist
arrest in 1941,' and later facing the
Nazi ordeal. Since 1930, he has
also been editor of educational and
scientific magazines.
Dr. Leyasmeyer has lectured in
eleven European countries, through
out the United States and Canada,
and on radio and television net
works. He has been described as
“an excellent speaker . . . who, as
a first hand observer and student of
the present international cirsis, gives
of the events leading up to the
from his wide experience a tho
rough understanding of world prob
lems in his penetrating analysis of
the present world situation.”
His topic at Salem will be “Com
munism — a Counterplan of Re
With sparkling eyes and a man
ner that revealed maturity, Audrey
Kennedy Smith, Miss Student
Teacher, sat in one of the brown
leather chairs in Dr. Welch’s of
fice and talked about her enthus
iasm for people in general, and
sixth grade people in particular.
Even as a high school student
in Rocky Mount, N. C., Audrey
was vitally interested in people.
She took part in civic projects and
Nvas president of. the Sub-Deb Club
and a member of the National
Honor Society. Her favorite sub
ject was English, and her favorite
teacher. Miss Kate Kitchen, ex
plored this interest.
Audrey explained that she began
to get to know little people when
she was in high school. Also, Mr.
Stee Gee
Have Merit
Set T ryouts
For "Miser”
Barbara Battle, Pierrette sponsor,
has announced that the spring pro
duction of Salem’s drama group
will be Moliere’s comedy The
Miser. This light play was chosen
to contrast with the weight of the
fall production Mary Stuart.
The Miser is the Story of an old
man who loves money more than
family, reputation or the girl he
seeks to marry in rivalry with his
son. Eventually the son joins in .a
plot to steal the miser’s money and
hide it, thus forcing him to allow
him and his sister to marry as they
wish. Before this can happen how
ever an endless variety of comic
incidents occur.
The play in three acts has a cast
of fifteen. Girls will take men’s
parts in The Miser, as they have
in the last two Pierrette produc
Casting will begin on Wednesday,
February 4th and will probably be
completed the following day. The
play will be given around the mid
dle of April.
In the Student Body meeting
held on Monday, January 12, the
main business consisted of explain
ing and discussing two changes in
student government. The first is
a division of the Student Govern
ment into three parts—executive,
judicial, and legislative. This divi
sion will delegate authority so that
no one person will have too many
meetings to attend.
It will also leave the executive
council free from the time consum
ing tasks of hearing cases and in
dividual petitions. This matter will
be the sole duty of the Judicial
Board. Several new offices are
created by this new organization
thus giving positions of responsi
bility and active participation to
more girls on Salem’s student body.
The second change will be the
innovation of a point system. Each
office will carry a certain number
of points, the major offices carry
ing a maximum of ten points. No
girl will be allowed to hold offices
amounting to more than this num
ber of points.
This system prevents overworking
of any student and also insures
that each office will receive enough
attention from the student elected
to the position. Participation in
activities is not included, so the
student can join any activity she
feels she has time for. As was
pointed out in the meeting, this is
not a system to see who can accu
mulate the most points, but it ser
ves as a protection for both the
student and the offices.
Students ■ seemed interested in
these proposals, since they asked
questions' about the changes they
would bring to Salem’s campus
Reception to both the organization
of the Student Government and the
point system seemed favorable
They will be voted on in the
next Student Body meeting.
and Mrs. Dillon Rose, with whom
she lived after the death of her
parents, had two small children—
Jep, who was about eight at the
time, and Dillion, wdio was about
six. Audrey played with them, even
cooked for them —; in short, she
learned, “What little boys are made
Now she plans to put'this knowl
edge to use in a sixth grade class
room. “I chose sixth grade because
the children are old enough to do
some independent work,” she said
enthusiastically, “but are still will
ing to accept the guidance of a
teacher.” A history major, Audrey
also explained that she liked sixth
grade because world history was
taught during that year.
Audrey hopes to teach in Win
ston-Salem next year, since she
likes the school system here very
much, and since her husband of
three weeks, Wayne Smith, will
finish at Wake Forest in 1960.
Married this past December 19th,
Audrey and Wayne have a small
trailer located in back of the gym
nasium at Wake Forest. Wayne
is a political science major and
Audrey proudly revealed—“Pie’s on
an academic scholarship, and it’s
real hard to keep up with all his
A’s.” “We’re not sure yet,” she
explained, “whether he’s going on
into political science or whether
he’ll get a law degree.”
The Smiths play bridge for re
laxation or drop in on one of his
professors now and then. Audrey
likes to read, Thomas Wolfe parti
cularly. She also likes to cook and
she laughingly confided as she left
Dr. Welch’s office that she “had to
go buy groceries and defrost the
Sings With
Civic Music
The Civic Music Association of
Winston-Salem will present a con
cert by Nan Merriman on January
19th, at 8:30 p.m. in Reynolds
Miss Merriman is a native Ameri- *
can singer who now makes her
home in California. She has ap
peared in concerts throughout the
United States, and she has enjoyed
even greater success in appearances
in Europe. Miss Merriman has
sung with La Scala Opera Company
and in many other opera houses
abroad. She has starred in several
European Festivals, among them
those at Edinburgh, Salzburg, and
Another facet of her success has
been in recording. She has been
selected by Toscannini for the re
corded performance of many great
works, among them the Missa
Solemnis and Beethoven’s Ninth

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