Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 29, 1955
At a recent meeting of the Fin
ance Board, the members accepted
a proposal recommended by the
executive committee. The proposal
provides for the following changes
in the yearly apportionment of each
individual’s student budget fee:
Y. W. C. A. ..
J A. A
I. R. S
V May Day
j Sights and
j The allotment
groups remains the same; The
Pierrettes, Lecture Series, Class
Dues, and Student Government.
A study committee composed of
Gertrude Johnson, Nancy Peterson,
and Carolyn Kneeburg made the
above proposal. To be put into
effect, the recommendation must be
passed by the Student Government
Council and then approved by two-
thirds of the student body.
The study committee recom
mended ; that the revised budget be
put on a one-year trial; that a per
manent budget committee (to study
the budget throughout the year) be
established with the treasurer of
Student Government as chairman;
that a finance report be made at
each chapel meeting conducted by
The Board offered these reasons
for cutting the budget of certain
The I. R. S. has access to a
special fund in case dance tax must
be paid; and the price of dance
bids has been raised.
The Athletic Association no
longer buys equipment for the
The Y. W. C. A. projects have
decreased in number and the in
creasing success of the auctions has
added to the Y treasury.
Terry Harmon and Betty Morrison perfect a scene from the May Day pageant—under the carefid direc
tion of chairman Mary Ann Raines.
Directors Prod, Dancers And Cast 'Polish Up’
As Curtain Call For May Pageant Nears
By Mary Ann Raines
With May Day only a week
away, rehearsals on the pageant
are at least started. Every day at
five o’clock, music can be heard
floating out of the May Dell. In
fact, the music floats so far out of
the May Dell that third floor Bit
ting has been beseieged by phone
calls from the Academy and irate
neighbors, complaining of the noise.
(No appreciation of good music!)
Delinquent Dancers Delay
When rehearsals first started, 1
thought things were planned so
perfectly that there would be no
problems. How wrong I was ! It’s
strange the way college girls for
get how to read and tell time,
especially when rehearsals are con
cerned. There are always a few
cast members who struggle down
into the May Dell, after having
been paged over the loudspeaker
for fifteen minutes, (more phone
calls from the Academy), saying.
Two Of Merriman’s Students
To Qive Recitab Next Week
Bonnie Hall will present her
graduating recital May 6 at 8:30
p.m. in Memorial Hall. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
A. Hall from Elkin. *
A piano major, Bonnie is a pupil
of Mrs. Margaret Merriman.
Her program is as follows:
Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2
Preludes, Op. 28,, Nos. 1 and 22
Etudes, Op. 10, Nos. 3 and 12....
Pour le Piano Debussy
Concerto in A minor
Mrs. Merriman will be at the
Nell Newby To Play Monday
Miss Nell Newby, a sophomore
piano major, will present her sopho
more recital in Dean Clemens
Sandresky’s studio on Monday,
May 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Nell is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Newby of Thomas-
ville. She is studying toward a
B. M. degree with Mrs. Margaret
Since she has been at Salem,
Nell has been very active in extra
curricular activities. She was this
year’s president of the Methodist
group on campus, vice-president of
Clewell Dormitory, and an accom
panist for the Choral Ensemble, of
which she has been a member for
Nell’s program includes:
Organ Prelude in G minor
Sonata Op. 24, No. L.Beethoven
Intermezzo Op. 116 Brahms
Etude Op, 10, No. 4 Chopin
Bagatelles Nos. 1 and 4
“Was I supposed to be at rehear
Reiland Rushes Around
The assistant director does most
of the undesirable work concerned
with the pageant. Sally Reiland
spends hours chasing cast members,
typing- up rehearsal schedules,
(which, incidentally, are ignored)
carrying the sound equipment in
and out of the gym, helping with
the blocking of scenes and, as her
title implies, generally assisting.
This is twice as difficult a job when
one considers the time spent dodg
ing certain faculty mernbers who
insist on having their assignments
This year, of course, ' we have
special problems. We have to
keep one eye on the Teenie-Weenie
Genie (alias Terry Harmon) to
make sure she stays out of the
sun so that she won’t ruin her
ethereal, out-of-the-lamp look.
Edwards Tapes Tunes Thrice
The taping of music is always a
problem. Anne Edwards spent
hours recording several practice
tapes. Extremely relieved, she left
a tape with one of the dance
groups and trotted away to study
forNiComprehensives. An hour later,
the choreographer came to tell her
that the music was too fast. So
Anne spent the next day hunting
for and recording a new piece of
music. The tape was returned that
evening with the complaint that the
The Dean Reminds
1. Students who plan to spend
the night off campus after the May
Day Dance must have all arrange
ments (invitation from hostess, per
mission from home for freshmen,
and sign-out, etc.) completed by
noon on the Saturday of the dance.
No exceptions will be made to this
2. A room registration fee ($10.-
00) receipt must be presented at
room-drawing. Mrs. Perryman has
agreed to open the treasurer’s of
fice for the entire day (Monday,
May 2) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m. in order that this fee may be
new piece of music wasn’t even on
Frantically, she taped the music
a third time and then went to the
dance practice just to make sure
it was right. Upon playing the
tape, Anne realized what was
wrong. The speed of the record
was forty-five, but it had been re
corded on thirty three and a third.
The set and effects are two other
problem areas. Roseanne Worth
ington has searched Winston-Salem
and neighboring cities for a smoke
bomb. Finally, giving up the search,
she volunteered to get a group of
girls to sit behind a tree on May
Day and smoke cigarettes.
Money Works , Miracles
Jo Money fainted quietly when
I told her what sets I wanted.
Actually they were quite simple—
a ship hull, a fountain, (with run
ning water), and a cave. Miracul
ously, the ship hull showed up ac
cidentally several weeks ago. Mr.
Yarborough and Mr. Lawrence
were building it for an Academy
dance. The cave dwindled from a
grand stone structure to a half-set
made of sticks and burlap.
The fountain was discovered in
the woods behin(J Mr. Byrd’s house.
With great excitement we waited
for it to be brought to Salem, but
the fountain never arrived! It
never got beyond Winston-Salem
Teacher’s College, where it now
stands as f)art of the decorations
for their dance on May 6.
Gertie Balances Betsy and Budget
Betsy Liles causes Gertie John
son many headaches. At every
meeting Gertie makes a speech
about the necessity for economy.
As soon as she finishes, Betsy pops
up with her suggestions for im
proving the programs, “Of course,
it will cost a little more, but . .
Gertie begins balancing the budget
There are many other problems
which have arisen, but to go into
them now would take many hours.
I have just received a message
from the Teenie-Weenie Genie.
She doesn’t want to be ethereal;
she just wants a teenie-weenie sun
tan. Oh, well!
Mrs. Thomas Wilson of Raleigh
and Mrs. Agnew H. Bahnson, Jr.
of Winston-Salem have been named
by the Alumnae Association as ,
chairman and co-chairman of the
Alumnae Committee for the $2,200,-
000 Salem Academy and College
Mrs. Wilson will serve as chair
man of all fund-raising committees
recruited among the alumnae of
the academy and college, with Mrs.
Bahnson serving as co-chairman.
Alumnae chairmen and co-chair
men will be named in all communi
ties in North Carolina and in other
states having 10 or more alumnae
residents. Members of these com
mittees will solicit local alumnae in
each city and town by personal in
All other alumnae will be soli
cited through the mails by class
agents who will be appointed for
each class having living alumnae.
Active alumnae include some 3,-
900 former college students and ap
proximately 1,000 academy students,
exclusive of former academy stu
dents who also attended Salem
The president of the College
Alumnae Association is. Mrs. Court-
Mrs. Thomas Wilson
ney Mauzy of Charlotte. The
newly elected president of the Aca
demy Alumnae is Mrs. Albert L.
Butler, Jr., of Winston-Salem.
“The initial response to our soli
citation of service throughout the
state and in some 20 other com
munities from New England to
Florida indicates a high degree of-
success in the forthcoming cam
paign,’’ Mrs. Wilson said.
She announced that the first area
meeting fqr shaping up the alum
nae organization was held Friday
in Rocky Mount, with a luncheon
Mrs. Agnew Bahnson, Jr.
at the Ricks Hotel and a gathering
later at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Robbins. Mr. Robbins is
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