Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 10, 1948
As Christmas draws nearer and
nearer Salem has begun to celebrate
its usual Christmas traditions. On
Thursday, December 2, the Christ
mas season was officially opened by
the hanging of the traditional
Christmas star in Memorial Hall dur
ing the chapel period. Christmas
carols were sung during chapel, and
Bishop Bondthaler told the history
of the Moravian star.
Four Piano Ensemble Commence
’48-’49 Civic Music Season
This afternoon the traditional
Christmas pageant was held at Salem
Academy. This year it was a tab
leau, “The Alien Star”. The
Christmas story was read and Christ
mas carols were sung by the Aca
demy Glee Club. The pageant was
sponsored by the Dramatics Club and
the Glee Club.
Later tonight, at 8:30 p. m., the
Salem College Choral Ensemble will
give its Christmas concert. The En
semble will offer group selections
and several solos will be rendered.
“The Snow Ball” will be given
by the I. R. S. Saturday night at
8:30—card dances start at 9. The
shortage of men is going to be done
away with by the invitations to
many stags. Each girl has been al
lowed one stag invitation; this sys
tem is on a trial basi^ and will con
tinue for coming dances if it works
successfully at this dance.
The gym will be decorated with a
winter theme of snow, pine trees,
and icicles. Lyn Marshall and Con
nie Neamond are in charge of the
Bishop and Mrs. Eondthaler will
complete their putz on Saturday, and
all of the students are invited to
visit their home and see the putz
after that time.
On Sunday a twenty-five year tra
dition, Senior Vespers, will again be
repeated. Senior Vespers were first
held in Old Chapel, but it is now
held in Memorial Hall. A large
lighted tree and the Christmas star
will decorate the stage. Bishop
Eondthaler will read the poem, “If
Bethlehem Were Here Tonight” by
Elizabeth Maddox Roberts. The fea
ture of the program is to be the
singing of “Morning Star”, dur
ing which time, pages, chosen by the
seniors will pass Moravian beeswax
candles to the audience. At the con
clusion of vespers, these candles are
to be lighted.
Next Tuesday the final assembly
before the holiday vacation begins
will be held. The Y. W. C. A. is
sponsoring the program, Christmas
carols will be sung and the Christ
mas story will be read. On Thurs
day, December 9, the German Club
sponsored assembly. The club sang
old Christmas carols, and Bishop
Eondthaler delivered .his annual
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After the 7th dance ivill come the
figure. Then refreshments will be
served in the Club Dining room.
The members of the I. E. S. Coun
cil and their dates who will make
up the figure are:
Betty Ann Epps, president, with
“Tete” Pearson; Jean Padgett,
vice-president, with Frank Fowler;
Carolyn Dunn, secretary, wtih Jim
Fox; Connie Neamond, treasurer,
with Bob Sloane; Patsy Moser,
Robert Frye; Winkie Harris, Carl
Rose; Sarah Clark, Bradford Cant
well; Betsy Schaum, Bobby Hack
ney; Dottie Covington, “Hut” Wil
kins; Carol Ann Daniels, Bill Mc
Lean; Lyn Marshall, Bill VanStory;
Lucy Harper, David Porter; Betty
Pfoff, Garland Leary; Carolyn Har
ris, Howard Broughton; Sally Sen-
ter, Harvey Snyder; Jean Williams,
Harold Gale and his orchestra will
play for the dance. There will be
fourteen card dances.
The chaperones are: Dr. and Mrs.
Howard Eondthaler, Mr. and Mrs.
Carson French, Dr. Frank Hulme,
Miss Elizabeth Welch and . Miss
The first Civic Music Concert of
the season 1948-1949, will be pre
sented next Monday, December 13,
at 8:30 p. m. in Reynold’s Auditor
ium. The concert will feature the
well-known Four Piano Ensemble.
The quartet, composed of Stephen
K 0 V a c s, Aiidray Hooper, Hans
Heidemann and Sylvia Diskler, will
perform special arrangements of
varied music from Bach and Scar-
lotti to Brahms and Rossini.
This use of four pianos will enable
the audience to enjoy a wide diver
sity of works not usually found on
piano programs. Mr. Kovacs, ar
ranger for the group and member
of the ensemble, has been respon
sible for a large part of the success
of the quartet. His transcriptions
reveal exciting variations of appeal
ing music, and have been used by
almost all the celebrated piano
teams of the concert stage.
The Four-Piano Ensemble is an
expert combination of talentseach
player is an individual artist in his
own right. Their youthfulness and
brilliance of performance always
delight audiences, particularly as
they slip from one mood to another
in a deft, dramatic, and intriguing
Bitting’s Decorations Win;
Chwell Comes In Second
Each member of the Ensemble is
an individual artist. Mr. Kovacs is
a graduate of the Royal Academy
of Music in Hungary and a pupil
of the famous composer, Zoltan
Kodaly. He is also known as a prize
winner of the International Franz
Liszt competition. ^
I Charlotte Hunter.
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by Lila Fretwell
Anytime (between the hours of
8:30 a. m. and 10:30 p. m.) you
“hard-workiitg” science majors feel
like taking a look on 4th floor of
Music Hall (just to see what goes
on) you’ll see my roommate, Helen
Creamer “knocking herself out.
She’ll either be pounding out “Gar
dens In The Rain” by Debussy, ac
companying someone or patiently
tearing her hair out over a pupil
who just can’t count.
Helen’s newest is the inevitable
knitting-argyles, of course And
they’re just liable to get finished
Who is Alan? Well, he, like'Helen,
is a Florence, South Carolinian he
goes to the Citadel and he graduates
ypay_and he is the man.
Helen is hard-working, eoncienti-
ous and dependable. She is also
stubborn (absolutely like a stone
wall) and worst of all, a
when it comes to going to .bed.
Helen hates going to bed. I ve
lived with her two years now, and
it eets worse every year.
lelen, Hk® all the other music
majors, is merely in love with Di.
Vardell Every Wednesday she
her piano lesson for .lust a tad^^
of my new perfume “Savoir Faire.
But all told, Helen is rea ly one
of the most wonderful people I ve
ever known. She’s always ready to
lend a sympathetic ear and always
good for a snapping good -bueker
I r-if she can’t top your haid
luck story with one of her own.
As for Helen’s future plans I
can’t say, and as far as I know,
neither can Helen, but who knows-
my roommate may end up being
Zcert pianist in New York and
standing room only!
by Catherine Moore ^
Congratulations and a carton of
Chesterfields go to Bitting for win
ning the Dormitory Decoration Con
test, sponsored by the IRS.
Simplicity, originality and eco
nomy were the key-notes of the win
ning dormitory. Over each window
was a pleated valance of red crepe
paper. In each window were red
candles set in grapefruit which were
decorated with spicy-smelling greens
and red satin ribbons. A large ar
rangement of hemlock, three gradu
ated candles and three pomander
bails (oranges covered with cloves)
high lighted the fire place. The
coke machine was cleverly concealed
by an original version of ‘ ‘ ’Twas
The Night Before Christmas”
framed with pine sprigs. Current
magazines, red and green rugs, pot
ted plants and a new furniture ar
rangement completed Bitting s
“Christmas at home” atmosphere.
Second prize goes to Clewell for
carrying out the original Christmas
Under the Sea motif. The pale red,
blue and green light set the deep
sea atmosphere for Neptune’s Christ
mas. A tree decorated with fish,
shells, presents falling out of a huge
sponge, fish on the net curtains and
mermaids helped Clewell hook se
Sisters received honorable men
tion in the contest. The doors and
windows were decorated with large
green wreaths and candles and the
banisters were twined with ever
green. In one corner was a theme of
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas
centered around an easy chair, radio
and soft lights. Over by the radio
was a “Winter Wonderland” scene
with skating figures made from pipe
figures. The fireplace, a Christmas
innovation for the dorm, had red
stockings hung by it.
Judges for this contest were Dr.
Hulme, Mrs. Pyron and Miss Reigner.
(Ed. note. Lack of space pro
hibits our giving detailed descrip
tion of every dorm. We think they
were all very good and we congratu
late each dorm on its hard work.
Especial praise to Catherine Moore,
chairman of the decorations in the
Evabelle Covington, chairman of
the calendar committee, announced
this week the calendar for the school
year of 1949-50.
September 16, Friday: Registration
of all local freshmen.
September 17, Saturday: Eegistifition
of local music students not enrol
led in the college.
September 19, Monday: ' Freshmen
begin Orientation Program.
September 22, Thursday: Registra
tion of Seniors, Juniors, Sopho-
September 23, Friday: 11 a. m.. For
12 noon. Classes begin.
October 4, Tuesday: Founders Day
—classes suspended at 1 p. m.
November 23, Wednesday: Thanks
giving Holidays begin.
November 28, Monday: Classes re
December 15, Thursday: Christmas
January 5, Thursday; Classes re
January 19, Thursday: Reading
January 20—January 28: First se
January 30, Monday: Registration
for second semester.
January 31, Tuesday: Second semes
April 5, Wednesday: Spring Holi
April 13, Thursday: Classes resume.
May 17, Wednesday; Reading Day.
yjay 18—May 26: Second semester
May 27, Saturday: Alumnae Day.
May 28, Sunday: Baccalaureate Ser
May 29, Monday; Commencement.
Sylvia Dickler has studied as a
scholarship student at the Curtis In
stitute and the Julliard School of
Music. She made her first public
appearance at fourteen with the
National Orchestral Association in
Another Julliard product is Hans
Heidlemann. His work has been
supplemented by study abroad under
the late Moritz Rosenthal. He has
made aguest appearance with the
Rochester Symphony and other solo
recitals in the East.
The fourth member of the En-
semble, Audrey Hooper, is a Phi
Beta Kappa graduate from Smith
College. She is the winner of a Jul
liard graduate fellowship and holder
of a cash prize for an orchestral
composition. Miss Hooper has ap
peared with the Boston “Pops”
under Arthur Fielder and given solo
recitals in the East.
The Knoxville Journal of Febru
ary 6, 1948, says in part: “A rare
pianistic performance! To say that
the audience was thrilled is to put
winning dorm. Let’s visit around
in all dorms in these few days be
fore Christmas—let’s all help spread
the Christmas spirit.)
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