In Favor Of
Thp Committee On Curriculum,
composed of faculty members from
Salein College, met and decided at
a meeting held Dec. 7 to accept the
proposal of a new major for the
B.M. and B.A. degree in music.
This new major provides emp
hasis in Music History and Litera
ture, and on the liberal arts sub
Specific requirements for the new
major in music include;
Applied Music—24 sem. hrs.
Theory—16 sem. hrs.
Orchestration and Conducting
;—6 sem. hrs.
History of Music—6 sem. hrs.
Ensemble—2 sem. hrs.
Music Literature—15 sem. hrs.
Seininar—2 sem. hrs.
Other requirements are:
Cpglish—12 sem. hrs.
Foreign Language—18 sem. hrs.
European History—6 sem. hrs.
Art—6 sem. hrs.
Physical Ed.—6 sem. hrs.
Electives—7 sem. hrs.
Tfie major for the B.A. degree
Applied Music—8 sem. hrs.
Theory—16 sem. hrs.
History of Music—6 sem. hrs.
Music Literature—12 sem. hrs.
Orchastration—4 sem. hrs.
Seminar—2 sem. hrs.
This new major for each degree
will require a Comprehensive Ex-
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For May Day
The lead roles of “The Twelve
Dancijig Princesses” were chosen
Wednesday night at try-outs. The
twelve princesses w-ere: Elise Har
ris, Vivian Fasul, Joyce Taylor,
Noe! Vossler, Marjorie Holland,
Terry Harmon, Ann Brinson, Mar
tha Jarvis, Dena Fasul, Carolyn
Garrison and Bebe Boyd. These
girls, selected to take the leading
roles in the May Day production
“The Twelve Dancing Princesses”,
were picked by Emily Baker the
head of the pageant.
Betty Saunders, Mary Jo Wynne
Judy praham, Jane Bridges, Suz
anne Fant, Mary Carolyn Crook,
Malin Ehinger, Carol Clutchfield,
Julia Parker, Mary Benton Roys
ter, Pat Shiflet and Eve Van Vleck
were named as the princes in the
“This try-out does not include
the many other good roles,” said
Emily Baker. “The middle of Feb
ruary will be the time we pick the
rest of the cast.”
On Dec. 8, 9, and 10, the Caro-
lina-Virginia Region of the U. S.
National Student Association holds
its Fall Regional Assembly at
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg,
The theme of the Assembly is
“The Student’s Role Concerning
U. S. and World Affairs.” Various
discussion groups will consider
segregation, the national education
crisis, the international crisis, and
personal freedoms, in an effort to
discover how these situations apply
directly to students.
The delegates will discuss how
they can bring these situations
before the entire campus and what
the entire single campus can do
about them. As a member of the
USNSA, Salem College will be ably
represented at the Assembly by
Louise Barron, Judy Graham, Sissie
Allen, and Pat Greene.
I. R. S. To Throw “Snow Ball” In Dining Hall Tomorrow
By Nancy Warren
The annual I. R. S. Chrislmas
dance will be given on S.aturday,^
December 10, in the dining roppi.
The dance will begin at 9:W. Bep-'
nett Simpson’s band will furnish
All the classes will be represcnljeiir
at the Snow Ball.
The freshman class presents;
Mickey Clemmer, wearirjg bfack
taffeta with red felt polka dots ^tifj
red satin; escorted by Charlie Sliu-'
ford. , ;;
Kathrine Anthony will be es- ,
corted by Paul Burns. Kjdi' wi|J
sing at the Snow Ball. r ;
The sophomore class will, be re-,
Linda Chappell, escorted' by'
Tommy Williford and wearing
white net dress. Linda bought
white pantaloons for the daitce.''' '
Amory Meritt will wear a Vogue,
feature in turquoise taffelp ■
dance with Charlie Hicks.’
Bootie Spencer wdl wear red
lace with pink ruffles undernealhi.i.
Fred Morrow is her eseprt., ,
The Juniors feature; .' V
Joyce Taylor with Dan ■ LaFar,
she will wear pink net trimrned ip
black velvet. ' '
Juanita Efird, wearing pink ' taf- ■
feta, will be escorted by. Jim ,Hplsr,,
Nancy Warren, wearing .aqua' net
trimmed with velvet will by,
corted by Garland Atkins.
Ann Holt will come with Rictc
McAdams. Ann wears pmk, chif
fon. . ,
Thrace Baker, wearing yellovy.uet
with beaded top, will be escprlbjj
by Henry Hester. ■ ' ' '
And (last but not least) Irpm
the Senior class;
Nellie Ann Barrow, escorted' by.'
Bill Payne, will wear pufple nef. '
Temple Daniel will 'wear -wRiile
wdth Joe Person. i
Louise Barron will be esc.orted
by Bill Merritt and will -weat. a
Ann Campbell will eprpe wifh
C. P. Deal. Ann will wea; a wbile
tiered dress with sequined' top. ■
Bebe Boyd, with Lt. Tpraiqy
Tilson, will wear lime net d'ress
wdth plaid overskirt. Same dress
—same boy as freshman year.
Christmas Vespers, an annqal
tradition at Salem College, will be
held this Sunday at 7 ;30 p.m. jn
Memorial Hall. The service re
sembles the Moravian Christmas
Eve Love Feast; beeswax candles
made by the Moravian women are
used in both ceremonies am) are a
carry-over from the church’s Feast
Mr. John Drake, rector of St.
Timothy’s Episcopal Church, -^ill
be the speaker.
The scripture and invocation 'vtill
be given by Rev. Edwin Sawyer,
college chaplain. The Seniors wMl
sing Silent Night with a harp ,,ac
companiment by Suzanne Delaney.
“Come Unto Him”, from The Mes
siah, will be sung by Nancy Cam
eron, a member of the Senior Class.
“Morning Star” will be song an-
tiphonally by the seniors and their
D e n y s e McLawhorri ^nd Ann
Coley, president and vice-presidetlt
of the Senior Class, will lead the
procession into the auditoriui».
The processional 'will be ”Q Cprne
All Ye Faithful.” Seniors will sing
“Joy to the 'World” for the re
Leading the figure at the Snow Ball tomorrow night will be I. R. S. Council members Joyce Taylor, Toni
Gill, Kay Hannan, Nancy Peterson, and Ann Campbell, president.
Each Night Of Pre-Holiday Week Filled
With Inescapable Traditional Functions
The Choral Ensemble will per
form in a program given by the
Winston-Salem Symphony on
Tuesday, Dec. 13. The program
will begin with a Bach selection,
“Break Forth, O Beauteous Heaven
ly Light,” and continue with “Noel
Nouvelet” and “While Watching.’’
The next selection will be “1
Wonder As I Wander”; Susanne
Delaney will accompany the En
semble on the harp. Suzanne Gor
don will accompany “Silent Night”
with her violin in addition to the
The Symphony will join the En
semble in the next number, “Child
ren’s Prayer”. The program will
be concluded with “O, Come All Ye
Soloists will be Lynn Hamrick
in “Noel Nouvelet” and Denyse
McLawhorn, “I Wonder As I
The program will be recorded by
WTOB, and broadcast on Dec. 24
After the performance of the
Choral Ensemble, the Symphony |
and the Operetta Association will
present “Amahl and the lifight
ing as Dramatic Director will be
Miss Elizabeth Riegner.
On Wednesday, December 14, at
6 p.m. the sophomore class will
sponsor the annual Christmas Ban
quet in honor of the Class of 1956.
Chairman for the banquet, Mary
Curtis Wrike, announces that the
theme this year will be “Christmas
Balls” and will revolve around the
Christmas Balls with their ,
Reflect the joy of this
Chairmen of the committees for
the banquet include: Invitations—
Mamie Craig; Gifts for Seniors—
Susan Childs; Gifts for Children—
Program Planning—Barbara Mc-
Mann; Program Assembling—Mir
iam Quarles; Gift Wrapping—Kay
Hannan; Table Decorations and
Do you feel it?—An extra cheery
greeting, the abundance of good
will, the growing sense of expect
ancy, the feeling that we are all
moving happily to something very
extra special? We are. It is
Christmas at Salem!
Perhaps because Salem has seen
nearly two hundred celebrations of
this season, it has a deeper signi
ficance here. It transcends gaiety
and outward show. Perhaps the
inner and spiritual values are in
tensified here by the very meaning
of the word “Salem” itself^—peace.
Whatever the reason, may the
real spirit of a Salem Christmas—
love, faith, and inner peace — be
yours. This is my Christmas wish
for each of you.
Amy R. Heidbreder
Marshals—Elise Harris ; Poems—
Nollner Morrisett; Entertainment
—Terry Harmon; Table arrange
The program for the banquet will
include an invocation by Reverend
Sawyer, greetings and response by
Mary Jane Galloway and Denyse
McLawhorn, and a short talk by
Lynn Hamrick and an octet
made up of sophomores will pre
sent social music. The Dining
Room Staff will again this year
sing Christmas carols.
The annua! Senior Class Caroling
party will be held Thursday night,
Wrapped up in warm clothes and
carrying their candles from Senior
Vespers, the Seniors will start out
at 7:30 p.m. to serenade the entire
campus area with Christmas Carols.
They will finish the evening at Dr.
arid Mrs. Dale H. Gramley’s home
for refreshments and visiting.
Among the more specific places
they plan to carol are the homes
of Dr. Howard Rondthaler, Dr.
Fred Leinbach, Dr. Samuel Pfohl,
C. S. Starbuck, Bishop Kenneth
Pfohl, the Rev. Mr. Edwin A. Saw
yer, the Rev. Mr. R. Gordon
Spaugh, Mrs. Ruby J. Pfohl, the
Rev. Mr. Hughes, and Dr. Gramley
They will also sing in front of
the Corner Apartments, the B^elo
Home, the Old Ladies’ Home, .the
Academy, the infirmary, and all the