The Christinas banquet will be
followed by open dorm,
Come on to our house to keep
The annual Christmas banquet
will be given by the Junior Class
in honor of the seniors on Wed
nesday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m. in
After the blessing given by Dr.
Howard E. Rondthaler, Marian
Lewis, president of the junior
class, will greet the seniors. Edna
Wilkerson, Senior Class president,
will give the response. Special
music and carols will be sung dur
ing the meal.
Following dinner. Dr. Gramley
will speak. Santa Claus has been
invited, and he will present gifts
to the children and read a. poem
to the seniors.
After Santa Claus’ appearance,
the staff of the kitchen and dining
room will sing carols. The ban
quet will close with “Auld Lang
Faculty and students are in
vited to the formal dinner. Special
guests are Bishop and Mrs. Ken
neth Pfohl, Dr. and Mrs. Gramley
and faculty children.
Special holiday decorations are
being planned by Mrs. Mary Cum
mings, dietician. The Junior Class
is making place cards and song
folders to put at each plate.
Tbe Pierrettes plan a carnival
with lots of spark,
They even promise to furnish
a booth to park.
Bonner, ’Chairman, Eleanor Fry, and Eleanor Johnson are shown preparing booths
for the Pier-
The Choral Ensemble under the
direction of Paul Peterson will pre
sent several programs of both
sacred and secular Christmas songs
before the vacation.
The first of these concerts will
be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 9
at the Home Moravian Church.
Here the group will offer a pro
gram of sacred music, assisted by
the Moravian church choir. Kitty
Faucette and Lois Hankins will be
On Monday afternoon, Dec. 10
the Ensemble will present a pro
gram of carols and popular Christ
mas music at Reynolds High
School. Among the selections will
be “Break Forth O Beauteaus
Heavenly Light”, by Bach, “Incline
Your Ear”, by Robert Wilkes and
“A Joyous Christmas Song”, by
Gevaint. Ann Evans and Peggy
Ann Alderman will be soloists.
That night the singers will meet
on the courthouse square where
they will join with a group of
townspeople to celebrate the holi
day season with Christmas carols.
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. the
choral group will sing a selection
of carols following the reading of
Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” in
Memorial Hall. The carols the
group will sing are as follows:
While Shepherds Watched
Their Flocks Praetorius
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
The Holy Child
A Christmas Hymn.-.-l? century
The group will begin the Christ-
nras vacation by presenting a
Christmas program in chapel on,
Thursday, Dec. 13. The music will
consist of sacred and secular num
Accompanist for the group is
Lablings To Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Lablings Tuesday night, Dec. 11 in
the science building. A special
program has been planned and re
freshments will be served.
Frosh Choose Representatives
To Stee Gee, L R. S. And
The Freshman Class completed their election of representatives to
I. R. S. Council, Student Government Association and Y. W. C. A,
Council last Tuesday at a meeting in Old Chapel.
These elections completed the formal organization of the Class of
1955. Phoebe Earnhardt and Bert Brower, recently elected president
and vice-president, presided over the meetings.
I. R. S. representatives are Jane Little, Florence Swindell and Te;
Hamrick. Jane is a music major
from Albemarle. Florence, from
Raleigh, and Jean, a day student,
are both art majors.
Bryan Bowman and Betty Lynn
Wilson were elected to the Stu
dent Government Council. Lynn,
from Rural Hall and Bryan, from
Wadesboro, are both serving as
I>roctors in Clewell,
Sue Jones and Pat Noah were
elected representatives to the Y
Council. Pat, who is from Chapel
Hill, is a proctor on first floor
Clewell. Sue, from Charlotte, is
planning a primary education
To Be Revived
The tradition of reading of
Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” has
been revived by the Winston-Salem
In past years. Bishop Howard
E. Rondthaler and a group of girls
from the Academy (now the col
lege) would gather in his living
room while he read the story of
Scrooge and Tiny Tim.
Today, however, the reading will
be presented in Memorial Hall, Dec.
16 at 3:30 p.m. The religious music
class, under the direction of Mr.
Paul Peterson, will supplement the
reading, which will be done by
Clarke Billings, with appropriate
The silver offering, which will be
taken, will be used to furnish more
attractive rooms for the foreign
students. These rooms will remain
permanent so that as each new
student, under the Scholarship Stu
dent Aid program, will have a
cheerful room waiting for her at
The Winston-Salem Symphony
will give its first concert of the
year on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8:30
p.m. in Reynolds Auditorium. Miss
Amelia Cardwell will be the soloist
for the “Primo Amore placer del
del” concert aria by Beethoven.
This aria, which has just been re
discovered, has been sung only
once before in this country.
The symphony will accompany
Miss Cardwell and will also play
the following numbers:
Symphony, No. 4 in D minor. ..
Overture from Ephigenia and
Suite from The Plow that
Broke the Plain Thomson
Joe Clark Steps Out ....Vardell
Of special interest to Salem stu
dents is the composition by Dr.
Charles G. Vardell, former head
of the School of Music.
Another unusual feature of this
concert will be the carol singing
by 900 children from the public
schools in Winston-Salem. Child
ren who are interested in the pro
gress of the symphony studied
and took a test about music. From
the 1200 entrants 900 passed and
will actively show their interest in
the symphony by their partici
pation in this program.
Single tickets or season tickets
will be on sale before this concert.
Film To Be Shown
The Public School Music De
partment is showing a film entitled
Science in the Orchestra on Mon
day, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m. and at
8:15 p.m. in Old Chapel.
The British film explains the
complexities of the origin of tones,
overtones, sound waves and the
like. A symphony orchestra is
used as an illustrative example.
The public is invited to the
Lola Dawson, student director
of the Pierrette workshop play, has
selected Marion Watson, Kitty
Faucette, Beth Coursey and Ed
Friedenburg to play in “Fumed
Oak” by Noel Coward. Tryouts
were held last Tuesday for the
play, to be presented in January.
At the same time a play will be
given by the Winston-Salem Little
Theater and one by the Forsyth
Fine Arts Theater.
“Fumed Oak” is concerned with
the morality of middle class Eng
lish people. There are four char
acters: a mother, a mother-in-law,
a daughter and a father.
In the role of Doris Cow, the
mother, will be Marion Watson of
Fayetteville. As Mrs. Rocket, the
mother-in-law, will be Beth Cour
sey of Charlotte. Kitty Faucette
of Raleigh will play Elsie, the
daughter. All three girls are sen
iors and newcomers to the stage.
Ed Friedenburg will play the
male lead as Mr. Cow, the father.
He appeared as Freddy in the
Pierrette’s production last spring
of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pyg
The three plays constitute the
workshop production given each
year, free of charge. It is a means
of giving those interested in thea-
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The Pierrettes will sponsor a
carnival on Saturday, Dec. 15 for
all students and their dates. It
will begin at 2:00 p.m. and close
at 4:30 p.m. All booths will be
located in the area of the fountain
in back of Main Hall.
Peggy Bonner is in charge of the
all-over plans for the carnival, and
Fae Deaton is handling publicity.
Acting as barkers will be Lola
Dawson and Eleanor Johnson. The
clowns, Phyllis Tierney and Fay
Fuller, will be selling peanuts and
balloons. Soft drinks, crackers
and candy will be sold by Jeanne
Harrison at her food booth.
The booths are being made by
Mr. Ralph Gorsuch. Eleanor Fry
and Eleanor Johnson are in charge
of the booth decorations and will
be assisted by the various chair
men. Carnival music broadcast
over the campus will set the mood
for the afternoon. Tickets for the
various booths will be sold by Con
nie Murray at the cashier’s booth.
King To Be Crowned
In the center of the carnival
activity will be the wishing well
in which pennies can be thrown
to make wishes come true. Violeta
Castro will have many things to
tell at her fortune-telling booth.
Florence Cole will be in charge of
a horror house in the catacombs
where all kinds of terror and ex
citement will be found. For cor
rect weight and age guessing, Patsy
Crawford’s booth will be the place
to go. A real carnival-style freak
show will be presented by Kitty
Ann Lowe will operate a pitch-
the-ball booth especially for the
benefit of those dates who think
they should be in the big leagues.
Prizes will be given if they should
win. Also for the boys will be
Emma Sue Larkins’ kissing booth,
which needs no further explanation.
Wishing Well In Center
Nancy Ann Ramsey will have a
chorus line, some individual musi
cal numbers and other attractions
at her stage show in Old Chapel.
Eleanor McGregor will collect votes
for the king of the carnival at her
picture booth. The king will be
crowned by Lola Dawson, presi
dent of the Pierrettes, at the last
stage show of the afternoon.
The exact location of all booths
will be announced later. All pro
ceeds of the afternoon will go to
wards the fund to purchase a new
curtain for Old Chapel. This is
the first year a .xarnival has been
an activity of the Christmas dance
weekend, and all people on campus
are urged to come.
Christmas Putz Is Attraction
At Moravian Candle Tea
The Salem Christmas season of-
'ficially began Wednesday with the
Candle Tea in Brothers’ House,
open from 2 :00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
The tea will be open to visitors
Candle Tea derives its name from
the exhibition of beeswax candle-
making. This takes place in the
old basement schoolroom of the
Brothers’ House. The tea is best
known for the giant Putz on dis
play in the sub-basement. Mora
vian sugar cakes and coffee are
served by hostesses dressed in the
costumes of early Salem settlers.
For the first time, a recording
of Bishop Howard Rondthaler’s
treading of Luke’s Christmas story
is being used. The story is re
peated over a public address system
in the basement. Christinas Morn
ing in the Rondthaler rendition is
alternated with Luke’s story of the
virgin birth. Background music is
an organ recording played by Mrs.
Hege Kapp. A limited number of
orders are being taken for this
This is the twenty-fifth year of
the Candle Tea. Hundreds of out-
of-town and Winston- Salem
visitors are expected during the
four day period.