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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 9, 1959
Pandit And Shirley Will Address Salem Audience
India’s Woman Diplomat
Opens Lecture Series
Pandit opens Salem’s 1959 Lecture
Series, Monday, Oct. 12, when she
speaks at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial
Hall. Her timely topic is “Eastern
Ideals and Western Values.”
Mme. Pandit who at present ser
ves as India’s High Commissioner
in London, is considered one of the
most influencial women in modern
world politics and diplomacy.
This handsome ■ sister of Prime
Minister Nehru possesses an exten
sive knowledge of the East and
West, having been ambassador to
the U. S., Mexico, Russia and Spain.
Mme. Pandit became a symbol of
freedom to the people of India and
the rest of the world as a result
of her participation in Mahatma
Gandhi’s revolution. She worked
for this cause until India received
her freedom in 1947.
Mme. Pandit has - been able to
use her knowledge and experience
to [Strengthen the ties between East
The legislative and judicial boards
elected Miss Barbara Battle as the
Student Government Advisor in a
joint meeting Monday afternoon.
As the Stee Gee advisor Miss Battle
will represent student opinion at
faculty meetings. She will also
serve on the Faculty Advisory
The Legislative Board met Tues
day afternoon and elected Ann
Moore as parliamentarian for
Legislative Board and student body
Ann, sophomore class representa
tive to the Legislative Board, will
serve in a capacity insuring that
all [meetings will follow proper pro
Because a parliamentarian acts at
both mass student and board meet
ings, the policy-making group sug
gested the officer already be a
member of the Legislative Board.
The Legislative Board announced
that Bank Street ib now the north
ern boundary of the night campus
limit. The Sun Printing Company
is also considered within the day
time campus limits.
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All students who sign out in
Clewell are to use the clock in the
dormitory office as the official time
when returning to campus. This
includes upperclassmen who sign
11 out in Clewell because of late per-
l^mission. Students signing out in
the other dormitories are to con-
Itinue to use the church clock as
Wthe official, time.
and West. She served as leader of
India’s Madame Vijaya Lakshmi
the official Indian delegation to the
U. N., and gained even more pro
minence as president of the Eighth
Session of the U. N. General As
sembly in 1953.
Mme. Pandit has lived a more
varied life than-most women of her
statue in public today. Born in the
city of Allahabad, India, S a r u p
Nehru lived a very sheltered life,
her education taking place entirely
at home. A typical wealthy Brah
man family, the Nehrus lived in a
patrician, sedate way. Then in the
1920’s her existence changed radi
cally. The Revolution began. In
John W. Shirley Speaks
In Wednesday Assembly
her work for independence she was
Mme. Pandit’s visit to Salem at
this particular time should arouse
even more than the usual interest
due to the recent armed conflict
with communism in India. In the
“question period” following her lec
ture Mme. Pandit should be able
to answer many questions bother
ing Salemites on this issue.
A small dinner given by the Lec
ture Committee will honor Madame
Pandit at 6:30 in the Club Dining
Room. After the lecture coffee will
be served in the Friendship Rooms
of Strong Dormitory.
Speaks To IRC
Lena Lundgren, one of Salem s
Swedish students, will speak on the
topic, “My first impressions of the
United States and Salem College,”
at the opening meeting of Inter
national Relations Club scheduled
Thursday night, October 15.
A. Hewson Michie, professor of
history at Salem, is advisor to the
organization which plans to present
varied and appropriate programs at
the group’s meetings this year.
IRC invites new and returning
students to attend this meeting and
also to join Salem’s only active
political study club.
By Louise Adams
The Winston-Salem Symphony
Orchestra will open the 1959-60
season with a concert Tuesday, Oct.
13th. The orchestra rehearsal will
be televised on Sunday afternoon,
Oct. 11th, over a, local television
station from 4:00 until 4:30 p.m.
This short program is of particular
interest. It will enable viewers to
see “behind the scene” of an or
chestra rehearsal; and to hear a
portion of the music to be played
The guest artist for this opening
concert will be Mr. Joseph Battista,
who comes to Winston-Salem
through the courtesy of Columbia
Artists. He Is a pianist of extra
ordinary talent and fine musician-
; ship. Mr. Battista launched his
i career with the Philadelphia Sym
phony Orchestra under the direc-
; tion of Eugene Ormandy. Since
then he has appeared with the Bos
ton Symphony Orchestra, the Berk-
I shire Festival and Town Hall; he
has toured in major cities through-
1 out the United States, Canada,
I Mexico and South America. Mr.
I Battista is a graduate of Julliard
School of Music where he studied
with Olga Samaroff. He will play
the Concerto in B flat by Tchai-
The Orchestra, under the direc
tion of John luele, will open the
program with the Beethoven “Leo
nora” Overture no. 3 in C major.
It is a masterful work, an overture
which has more drama in its tightly
condensed score than the opera it
precedes. The overture was written
for the revival of the unsuccessful
The Orchestra will conclude the
first half of the program with Men
delssohn’s “R e f o r m a t io n” Sym
phony. The tercentenary of the
Augsburg Confession — Protestant
ism’s 1530 “Constitution”—fell mid
way in Mendelssohn’s eventfully
short life. The composer had been
raised in the Lutheran faith and he
felt constrained to take an active
part in the observance. The result
was this very beautiful symphony,
which was Mendelnsohn’s concep
tion of the Reformation and is
dedicated to this event.
The last movement of this com
position opens with a straight cho
ral based upon J. S. Bach’s “A
Mighty Fortress is Our God”. The
simple statement of this famous
chorale grows into a large and bril
liant contrapuntal d.e v e 1 o p m ent,
moving toward a stately recapito-
lation of the sacred theme ■ in the
closing measures of the composition.
The work is truly inspiring and
The concert Tiesday night at 8:15
p.m. in Reynolds Auditorium pro
mises to be an excellent one; ;
fine beginning for what appears to
be an exciting season for Mr.
I luele and the Winston-Salem Sym
Dr. John W. Shirley, dean of the
faculty at North Carolina State
College, will open the Rondthaler
Lecture Series this year in assembly
program Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The Rondthaler lectureships
begun at Salem in 1952 by the
Alumnae Association in honor of
Salem’s twelfth president, the late
Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler, and his
wife Katherine, who helped enrich
the academic life on campus.
Each semester the Lecture Com
mittee, headed by Dr. Africa, brings
to the campus outstanding men and
women in various fields of edu
cational interest. The visiting lec
turers spend from one to three days
on the campus, speaking in as
sembly and in selected class periods.
The first visitor in this series.
Dean Shirley, was born in Swea
City, Iowa, in 1908. He graduated
from the A1 g o n a, Iowa, High
School, and went on to the Uni
versity of Iowa where he received
his BA in 1932.
He did graduate work at the
University of Nebraska, receiving
his Master’s in 1933. In August of
presenting viewpoints that cross-cut
many areas of thought, and which
stimulate the interchange of ideas.
Mrs. Wanda Hepler Grubbs, stu
dent of Hans Heidemann, will pre
sent her graduating piano recital at
8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, in Me
Her program includes; Bach
English Suite in G minor; Mozart
Concerto No. 20 in D minor;
Brahms Intermezzo in A major;
Brahms Intermezzo in Eb major;
Brahms Rapsody in B minor; and
1937 he was awarded his Ph.D. from
the University of Iowa. He has
done post doctoral research at the
Henry E. Huntington Library, The
British Museum, and in numerous
private libraries in England.
After the completion of his stu
dies at the University of Iowa, he
began teaching there as a Fellow
in English. Two years later, he be
came an Instructor at Michigan
State, College. Before leaving
Michigan State to come to North
Carolina, he had become an asso
In 1949, he became a professor of
English and dean at North Carolina
State College. He has been Dean
of the Faculty since 1955.
Dean Shirley has, written many
articles, a book entitled A SUR
VEY OF DRAMA: Twenty-five
Centuries of the Stage and its Pro
duction; and a pamphlet called So
viet Education and Its Challenge.
Dean Shirley plans to talk on a
topic relating to educational reform
in this country.
Mrs. Wanda Grubbs
Debussy’s Prelude, Sarabande, and
Toccata pour le piano.
Wanda lives in Rural Hall where
she teaches piano privately. She is
organist at Kernersville Moravian
She came to Salem after attend
ing Mars Hill Junior College.
Among her activities at Salem have
been: Music Club and accompanist
for the Choral Ensemble.
A reception in the Day Student
Center will follow the recital.
Library orientation tests for
freshmen and class meetings for
upperclassmen will take the place
of chapel Monday, Oct. 12.
.Seniors will meet with Dean
Hixson. She will discuss with them
employment after graduation or
graduate study. They' will fill out
blanks indicating job preferences. .
The group will discuss fellowships,
awards, and tests necessary for con
tinued study. ^
This is a practical talk and time
for questions will be allowed.