North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXXVI
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, April 20, 1956
Number 21
Gordon Heads New Club
A new type of club which has never existed at Salem before this
spring has now been officially added to the roster of extra-curricular
activities on campus.
Approved by the music faculty,
Suzanne Gordon
Headi Music Club
iaiemto Add
Jew Courses
Salem is adding several interest
ing .courses to the curriculum for
the coming year—consumer econo
mics, vocal literature, Italian, and
psychology 320, which is personnel
service and counseling.
The faculty is especially excited
about the new economics course.
II is added in order to strengthen
die economic and sociology depart
ment, and because they felt there
was a definite need for such a
Consumer economics is primarily
for students whose interest is in
a factual and institutional rather
(han a theoretical approach and for
those who wish to become ac
quainted with the economic world
even though their major interests
lie elsewhere.
Interest will be placed on the
role of the consumer in our eco
nomic system, social factors de
termining choices, advertising,
marketing, installment buying, and
standard of living. Subjects will
be approached factually and techni
cally rather than theoretically.
The new first semester music
course, vocal literature, is to be a
survey and analysis of great vocal
and choral music from 1750 to the
present. There is also a new se
cond semester music course, -cham
ber music literature.
Language students will be in
terested to find an Italian course
included in their department. This
course is elementary Italian in
which the student learns to under
stand easy written and spoken
Italian and to use the language
orally within the limits of a few
simple conversational situations.
Dr. Welch is teaching a three
hour phychology class which will be
one of the most interesting courses
offered at Salem. Personnel ser
vice, educational and occupational
counseling may be taken if a stu
dent has had three semester hours
of psychology.
This course deals with the theory
and the practical techniques in
both educational and vocational
counseling. Emphasis will be given
to methods used in diagnosing per
sonality and educational and vo
cational aptitudes.
American government and politics
is being offered in the first se
mester instead of in second semes
ter as usual. This change has been
made because the faculty feels that
this eourse will be more interesting
and profitable to the students if
it is taken during the time that the
national elections are being held.
who call it a “wonderful idea,” the
Music Student Organization of Sa
lem College has been organized by
several students who feel there is
a definite need for such a group
in the school. As the newly-elected
president, Suzanne Gordon says:
“We need this organization to
bring together the students of the
various instruments, so that our
I music will mean more than just in
dividual lessons and practicing.”
The constitution of the club,
which was passed by the Presi
dents’ Forum, states the purpose
to be the fostering of individual
and community music interests of
the music students. The group has
also been started to create unity
and understanding among the stu
dents and faculty of the Music
School and the College.
In addition it is hoped that the
new organization can sponsor Civic
Music artists and notable faculty
from neighboring schools in talks
with Salem’s own musicians, majors
and non-majors.
Mr. Hans Heidemann has been
elected faculty advisor, while the
other officers for 1956-57 are:
Nancy Walker, vice-president;
Mary Frances Cuningham, secre
tary ; and Mary Margaret Dzeval-
tauskas, treasurer. These officers
and a representative from each
class will make up the Council,
which will plan the monthly meet
ings and also the activities of the
Committee Is
Organized For
Lecture Series
Bob Grubbs, of Winston-Salem, muses on problem® for stage setting
in his production of Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry. A member of Miss Reig-
ner’s Play Directing Class, he directed, produced, and played the lead in
the Tennessee Williamsi play. See page four for critic Judy Golden's
comments on the performance.
Coed Likes Contemporary
Drama And Classical Music
The first meeting of the 1956-57
Salem College Lecture Committee
met yesterday afternoon in the
Trustees Room. Miss Jess Byrd,
committee chairman, began the
business of selecting lecturers for
the coming school year.
A second meeting has been sche
duled for Thursday, April 26, at
4:00 p.m.
The Lecture Committee is com
posed of Carol Campbell, repre-
sentative-at-large, Jo Smitherman,
Salemite editor, Celia Smith, senior
representative, Martha Ann Ken
nedy, junior representative, and
Ann Brinson, sophomore repre
sentative. Representatives for next
year’s freshman class and from the
academy are to be chosen later.
Faculty members serving on the
new committee are Dr. Michael
Lewis, Mr. Edwin Shewmake, Dr.
Warren Spencer, and Miss Louise
White. Miss Edith Kirkland, pub
lic relations, and Mrs. Kate Pyron,
librarian, are also members of the
Julanne Lynn will represent the
Academy faculty; Pat Powell is
student representative.
News Briefs
Music studenl^ are asked to note
the change in the numbering of
music courses. All the music
courses are being re-numbered be
ginning with the 1956-57 term.
* * *
By April 25 all medical requests
for special rooms for next year
must be on file in the office of
the Dean of Students. This must
be completed before rooms can be
♦ ♦ *
Vespers will be conducted on
Sunday night at 9:00 by the Pres
byterian students. Please note the
change in the hour for vespers;
the service will be in Little Chapel.
♦ ♦ *
The faculty will meet April 25
in the Friendship Rooms of Strong
concerning the facuty self-study
By Jeane Smitherman
Horn in the West, Paul Green’s
newest outdoor drama, will star a
Salemite in the male juvenile lead,
come summer. He’s Bob Grubbs,
whose face 'and personality, if not
his name and talent are well known
on the Salem campus. Young
Grubbs, (he’s 19) lives here in
His first college year after grad
uating from Griffith High School,
was spent at Pfeiffer College; then,
this semester. Bob transferred to
Salem as a sophomore; registered
for drama, English, and speech
courses; and began the work that
landed him the part of Jack Stew
art in Horn in the West.
Facing me across the Salemite
“roundtable”. Bob lit a Winston
with a nervous gesture. Then he
answered my interview questions.
Bob wants to become an actor,
of course, on the legitimate stage,
doing contemporary realistic drama.
No movies, radio, or T. V. but
legitimate stage work, which, he
says, “is much more polished be
cause the actors have no director
to yell Cut! when a scene doesn’t
go quite right.”
He’s going about his career sen
sibly by planning to get a major
in speech and drama from Carolina,
teach speech (his first “love after
acting is teaching); and in the
meantime working with summer
stock and other productions in his
spare time.
But Bob does not possess the
“ambitious actor’s temperament”.
His interests are as varied as he
is versatile. Boxing and wrestling
keep his six-foot frame in form;
he sings (only in the shower) and
plays a trumpet, which started
when he played in the Moravian
Easter Band as a boy.
“The ‘cool school’ of the West
Coast and progressive jazz,” he
smilingly answered to my question:
“Classical music is like trying to
eat celery,” he clipped in clear
tones. “I used to hate celery. But
now I really like it.”
From music we glided to poetry
and Noel Coward’s treatment of
Nash’s rhymes on “Toast of the
Town.” Then;
“What is your favorite period in
drama ?”
“Contemporary,” Bob spoke un
hesitatingly, as though he antici
pated the question.
Playwrights came to be the next
topic discussed.
“Tennessee Williams is tops.” He
spoke with animation. “I’m doing
his Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry for the
Drama Review. It’s the story of a
northern lumberjack who ”
Then the actors.
“Michael Redgrave.”
“An English actor,” he quickly
added to my uninformed, “Who’s
“Marlon Brando is an actor,” he
continued. “Look at him as Napo
leon. Then look at him in some
thing like The Wild One or On
the Waterfront. Brando is study
ing now in Elia Kazan’s school for
professionals. If I make it, that’s
where I’d like to study someday.”
To Perform
On Monday
Monday night, April 23, at 8,:30
p.m., Deriyse McLawhorn will pre
sent her senior voice recital in
Memorial Hall.
Denyse, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. T. McLawhorn of Winter-
ville,. is a religious music major,
studying voice under Paul Peter
son. She has also studied organ
with Margaret Vardell and John ,
Denyse is president of the Senior
Class and a member of the Stu-'
deiif Council. Last year, she was
treasurer of the I. R. S. and vicef::
president of the Choral Ensemble;
Her program is as follows: .
Te Deum Hendd’’'
G bellissimi capelli .. .Falconierf'' ■
Lasciatemi moire ....Monteverde*;'
Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile'
Aria: When I Am Laid ifi
Earth (Didp and Aeneas);,
Purcell,, ,
Two :S,ongs ...; Brahms , .,
• Gestillte Sehnsucht
Geistliches Wiegenlied ; . :
Romance Debussy .1
Lied Franck
Je ne veux pas autre chose.
Fantoches Debussy
The Lonesome Dove (Down in
the Valley) . Weill
Down to de Rivah ..MacGimsey
My Lord, What A Mornin’
arr. Burleigh
Lonesome Man (Blue Mountain
Ballads) Bowles
Sea Moods Tyson
Following the recital, a reception
will be held in the Friendship
Rooms of Strong. Ella Ann Lee,
Martha Thornburg, Carolyn
Spaugh, Mary Mac Rogers and
Mrs. Nell Glenn will serve as hos
Denyse McLawhorn
Sings Monday Night
Organ Recital To Be Given
By James Reich Tonight
Tonight, April 20, the Salem College School of Music will present
James Reich in his sophomore organ recital at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial
James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Reich of Winston-Salem, is a
student of John Mueller, associate professor of organ here.
Before entering college he studied piano with Miss Nancy Harris
for eight years. Last year he was a freshman at Furman University,
and there he studied organ under Dr. Lindsay Smith and Edwin Clark.
While he was at Furman, James was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, an honorary music fraternity. He is now organist at the Forest
Hills Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
James’ program for tonight is as follows:
Trumpet Voluntary Purcell
Nun bitte wir den heiligen Geist Buxtehude
Praeludium, Fuge and Ciacona Buxtehude
Christ Lag in Todesbenden Bach
Ich ruf’ zu^dir, Herr Jesu, Christ .....Bach
Es ist das HeiJ uns kommen her Bach
Sonata II - Hindemith
Chorale in A minor Franck

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