Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 18, 1955
Barron Is Stee Gee President
To Sing In
A concert by the Salem College
, choral ensemble will be featured
at a regional meeting of the Cham-,
her of Commerce on Sunday,
March 20, in Asheville.
Executive secretaries will repre
sent states from Maryland to
Texas, and several hundred people
are expected to attend the per
formance—beginning at 8:00 p.m.
at the Vanderbilt Hotel.
The Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring the overnight trip for
the Salem group.
The program will consist of both
sacred and secular music. Beverly
Brown and Billie Cummings are
the accompanists. Feature selec
tions include the “Liebeslieder
Waltzes” by Brahams with Nell
Newby and Nancy Peterson as ac
companists. The featured soloists
will be Suzanne Gordon, violinist;
Barbara White and Ernestine
At 9:50 a.m. on Monday, the
choral ensemble will present a con
cert similar to the one on Sunday
night for the Edward Lee High
School in Asheville.
Following the Monday morning
concert, the group will return to
Salem via Glen Alpine, where they
will have lunch at the home of
Mary Walton, a member of the
This is the twelfth of a series of
concerts given by the Salem Col
lege choral ensemble this year.
After Easter, the ^roup will maka
a two-day trip to Charlotte.
“Just trying out what will soon be mine/’ says new Stee Gee president Louise Barron, as she is helped
into the senior robe by Pat Greene, new secretary of the organization.
Rehearsals Lively As Pierrette Players Practice
For Their Big Spring Production, ‘The Heiress^
By Judy Graham
Ovid could easily write an ad
dition to his Metamorphoses after
sitting in on a rehearsal of “The
Heiress”, the Pierrette production
to be presented March 29 and 30.
He, no doubt, would be amazed
to see a lovely member of Salem’s
May Court suddenly transformed
into a “dull creature without one
Little To Qive Senior Recital
In Memorial Hall, March 21
Jane Little, studio' of Hans
Heidemann and a piano major, will
present her graduating recital at
8:30 p.m., Monday, March 21 in
Jane is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. L. Little of Albemarle
Since she has been at Salem, she
has served as I. R. S. and “Y”
representative, chief marshal, vice-
president and accompanist of the
Choral Ensemble, and secretary-
treasurer of the Westminster Fel
This year, Jane is vice-president
of student government, a member
of the Order of the Scorpion and
also of the instrumental ensemble.
After graduation, she plans to
teach piano privately.
The program is as follows:
Bach Chorale Prelude
(Nun komm der Heiden Heiland)
Beethoven Sonata, Op. 90
With vivacity, sensitivity
Not too fast and very singing
Chopin Polonaise, Op. 26, No. 1
BercSuse, Op. 57
Waltz (A flat major) Op. 42
Shostakovitch 3 Preludes
Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Rhyme
(Hans Heidemann at the second piano)
shred of poise” by simply crossing
the footlights. Amazing or not,
that is exactly what is happening
in the nightly practices when Patsy
McAuley assumes the title role of
heiress Catherine Sloper.
Equally amazing is that, in spite
of her awkwardness, Catherine is
wooed by a handsome young
gentleman, Morris Townsend
(played by an equally handsome
young Journal-Sentinel reporter,
John Spinks.) Why else would he
want Catherine except for her
“filthy lucre” ?
Looking after his daughter’s wel
fare as well as her fortune is
Doctor Sloper, the well-meaning
father played by architect and hus-
band-of-Salem-student Bob Arey.
Other members of the cast are
busy learning lines and adapting
characterizations. G u p p i Mixon
dons a hoop skirt over her Ber
mudas to flit across the stage as
Auiit Penniman, the aunt turned
Cupid. Terry Harmon “flits” too
as the vivacious debutante cousin
of Catherine, and I play Mrs. Al
mond, a sophisticated women-of-
the-wofld—no less !
Meredith Stringfield portrays
down-to-earth Mrs. Montgomery,
a widow with five children; and
Martha Jarvis is always on hand
as the pert maid of the Sloper,
A male addition to the cast was
made this week. Bob Delaney has
been chosen to play the part of
Arthur Townsend. Terry Harmon
was quite relieved at this an
nouncement, for he plays her fiance
. . . Terry was beginning to have
doubts as to whether she’d be mar
ried or not—in the play, that is 1
All in all, the rehearsals are pro
gressing rapidly, and various com
mittees are beginning to work on
sets, costumes and props.
As a matter of fact, some of this
work will be explained at 6:30 p.m.
this Sunday and Monday over WS-
JS and WTOB television stations,
At these times, Ann Mixon and
Maggi Blakeney will present a
televised discussion of the back-
stage side of “The Heiress.” This
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Lynne Hamrick, freshman music
major, was the recipient of a $150
scholarship at the state-wide stu
dent voice auditions held last week-
Lynne sang in auditions spon
sored by the North Carolina Fed
eration of Music Clubs, the group
which awarded the scholarship. She
was also runner-up for the Duke-
House Memorial Scholarship, won
by Mildred Reid of Statesville and
Queen’s College in Charlotte.
After winning over seven other
students entered in the voice con
test, Lynne competed against win
ners in the instrumental division,
and came out on top.
The daughter of Mrs. Joe D,
Hamrick of Winston-Salem, Lynn«
is a pupil of Mrs. Nell Starr. She
sings in the choir at First Presby
terian Church, and was a vocal cast
member of the pageant, “Unto
These Hills” at Cherokee last sum
Mi Her, Brown
Tradition or fate seemed to de
cree that Clewell house presidents
are election favorites when Louise
Barron and Pat Greene won top
honors in the first campus elections
of the Spring.
The new president and secretary,
respectively, of the Student Gov
ernment Association were elected
Tuesday, March 15 in chapel. Both
have served as house president of
Clewell during their stay at Salem
■—Louise, last year; Pat, this year.
In chape! on Thursday, Nellie
Ann Barrow was choseii on-campus
vice-president; Jean Miller, off-
campus veep; and Mary Brown,
Louise is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Barron, Jr., of
Rock Hill, S. C. She plans a
double major in English and math,
and a minor in secondary educa
tion. This year, Louise is assistant
feature editor of the Salemite,
junior editor of Sights and Insights,
secretary of student government
and a member of the Order of the
Scorpion and the honor society.
Louise has also taken part in the
basketball tournaments and in May
Louise commented on her elec
tion, “I think it’s the most wonder
ful thing that ever happened to me,
and I can’t help feeling scared
when I think about taking Sue’s
place behind the desk in Stee Gee.”
Pat, a French major, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Greene of Ahoskie. She plans to
teach in the elementary grades—
the third grade, she hopes. In
addition to her dorm duties, Pat
was vice-president of the B. S. U.
and has been active in the choral
ensemble and May Day programs.
Both Pat and Louise were feat
ure girls for their classes in last
year’s Sights and Insights.
Pat added that she is also “jani
tor of Clewell and mother confes
sor to eighty-five freshmen,”
Nellie Ann, upon her election
said, “I’ve never been so surprised
and I hope that I will be able to
carry out well this honor that
Salem has given me.” Nellie Ann
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. S. Barrow of Alberta, Virginia.
In past years she has been re
presentative to the I. R. S,, the “Y”,
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The Special Study and Evalua
tion committee of Salem College
has invited Dr. Kenneth Walker of
Goucher College, Baltimore, Mary
land, to speak on campus next
Dr. Walker is chairman of thq
Social Science division at Goucher.
The liberal arts college in Balti
more is one of the recipients of the
Ford Foundation grants for self-
study and evaluation, and Dr. Wal
ker is chairman of this study.
He will arrive at Salem Wednes
day afternoon, March 23, and wiU
be on campus until Friday morn
ing, March 25.
Dr. Walker will speak in chapel
on Thursday on the “Significance
of a Liberal Arts Education”. He
will address the faculty and admi
nistration Thursday evening at a