Scorpions Choose Three Juniors Fifty-Six Seniors Await
Carol Cooke, Mary Walton, and
Kay Williams, members of the pre
sent Junior class, have been in
ducted into the Order of the Scor
Carol, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Cooke of Durham, has been
secretary of the Junior class, and
treasurer and dance chairman of
|hc Home Economics Club. She
wa.s chairman of the Freshman Y
cabinet. She has also been a mem-
Tlie Pierrette Club will present
an Academy Award and will make
two honorable mentions to the best
a.-'lresses in the two Pierrette plays
this year. Two honorable mentions
win be made to technical assistants
in the plays.
Tlie award for acting will not
be given for the player’s general
ability and talent as an actress, but
on the basis of her creative ability
in portraying the character in the
j)lay of plays which she was in
From the following nominees for
file acting awards, a winner and
two I'.onorable mentions will be
chosen: Emily Baker for La Poncia
in The House of Bernarda Alba',
Carol Campbell for Sabina in The
Skira of Our Teeth, Barbara Evans
for Martirio in The House of Ber
narda Alba, Martha Jarvis for Mrs.
Antrobus' in The Skin of Our
Teeth, Patsy McAuley for Adela
in The House of Bernarda Alba and
fo) Gladis, the daughter, in The
Skim of Our Teeth, Lynn Hamrick
her of the Pierrettes, the Y cabi
net, and the Choral Ensemble.
Carol is a home economics major
and plans to teach in high school.
Kay Williams, a history major
from Charlotte, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Williams. She
is president of the Y for next year.
She has been secretary of the Y
and IRC president. Kay is also a
member of the Choral Ensemble
and the Salemite staff. She plans
to teach when she graduates.
Mary Walton, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Walton of Glen
Alpine, is president of the FTA
next year. She has been BSU pre
sident and secretary of the Choral
Mary is assistant editor of Sights
and Insights for next j'ear. She
plans to teach high school English
when she graduates. She spent her
sophomore year at Wake Forest.
To Be Held
fcir the Grandmother in The House
of Bernarda Alba, and Judy Gra
ham for the fortune-teller in The
Skin of Our Teeth and for Bernada
m The House of Bernarda Alba.
For creative work in the tech
nical field, two people for honor
able mention will be chosen from
these girls: Judy Golden for set
de.sign, Peggy Newsome for set
tie.sign, Louise Barron for lighting,
Anne Miles for lighting, Terry
Harmon for set construction, Mary
Curtis Wrike for set construction,
and Sissie Allen for sound. The
winners will be selected by a com
mittee made up of Mr. Shewmake,
Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Reigner, Tony
Gill, and Barbara Durham, and will
be given on Tuesday night at 8:00,
May 15, in the Friendship Rooms
The club feels that the mock
Oscars will help to promote in
terest in dramatics on campus.
Barbara Durham, new club presi
dent, hopes that the students will
take an active interest in the Pier
rettes next year and that all oJ
Salem’s creative talent and ability
will be utilized in the production
of the two annual plays.
A Reading Day Communion
sponsored by the Canterbury Club
will be held in the Little Chapel
at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday. Bunny Gregg,
president, in announcing the ser
vice, -invites all students to attend.
The service will be conducted by
the Rev. George A. Kemp, clergy-
' man advisor to the Canterbury
! Club, and the Rev. Thomas A.
Fraser, Jr., rector of St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church. ,
j Amory Merritt, newly elected
j president of the Canterbury Club,
requested the Rev. George Kemp
; to make a statement, concerning
, the purpose and reason for this
particular celebration of the , Holy
Communion. A student had asked,
“Is it right to pray our way
1 In answering the question Rev.
I “This is a legitimate question.
I Those of us who are accustomed
to worship God at the Holy Table
do not expect any magic to make
up for our own failures to do our
duty. If we have failed to read
a book or study a lesson we do not
expect that God, through the Holy
Communion, will bring to our
minds content and answers that
are not there. We do not come
to our Reading Day Communion
to ‘pray our way through exams’.
“But some of the reasons why
we want to come to this communion
“1. Because we wish to thank
God for the blessings He has given
us as we have attended Salem
“2. Because we wish to thank
Him for those who administer the
affairs of the College and for the
faculty and for what they have
meant to us. We want to ask God
to have them in His holy keeping.
“3. Because just as we began
our college year together in prayer
so it is fitting that we conclude
it in this service of fellowship and
thanksgiving; and, in so doing, we
feel that the meaning of what we
have done and shall soon do might
be brought to our minds.
“4. Because we shall soon leave
this place and go our separate ways
and we want to ask God to be with
the seniors, and they graduate and
take their places in the world; and
we want Him and His presence to
abide with us all until we meet
“5. Finally we come to the
Communion because He has taught
us that we mighticome to Him and
ask Him as a child of a father for
all thpse things that are necessary,
as well for the body as the soul,
beseeching Him to grant us our
petitions as may be most expedient
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend the Dean’s Coffee on Read
ing Day, May 16. Freshmen and
juniors are asked to come from
10:00 to 10:30; sophomores and
seniors, from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m.
Please come at the hour your
class is invited; this prevents con
fusion. ■ Faculty members are in
vited to come at their convenience.
Hat Burning is to be held at
9:30 Tuesday night.
Rehearsal for the ceremony will
be Monday night at 6:30 on the
lawn between the science building
and the refectory for Juniors, Sen
iors, and marshals.
Fifty-six seniors will receive de
grees at exercises marking the
close of Salem College’s 184th year.
As a climax to three days of acti
vities, Commencement Exercises
will be held on Monday morning,
May 28, at 41:00 in Memorial Hall.
Dr. D. Hiden Ramsey of Ashe
ville will deliver the commencement
address. Dr. Ramsey is chairman
of the North Carolina Board of
The first event of the commence
ment program is scheduled for
12:00 on Saturday, May 26, when
members of the graduating class
will be officially inducted into the
Alumnae Association. After the
induction the 70th annual meeting
of the Salem College Alumnae As
sociation will be held.
Immediately following this meet
ing, all members of the senior class
will attend the alumnae luncheon
scheduled for 1:20 p.m. in Corrin
The Baccalureate Service will be
held at 11:00 on Sunday morning in
the Home Moravian Church. The
sermon will be given by the Rev.
Ray R. Fisher, pastor of Augsburg
Lutheran Church, Winston-Salem.
On Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.,
a buffet supper will be given on
the lawn of the President’s house
honoring seniors and their families.
The Vesper Service will be held
at 6:45 p.m. Sunday on upper cam
pus, with the traditional program
of music and responsive reading.
Conducting the service will be
Dr. C. Excelle Royelle of High
McCord, Davidson Elected
In the elections held Thursday,
Becky Doll McCord was chosen
house president of Society and Sue-
jette Davidson was elected house
president of Bitting for next year.
Becky Doll, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. M. McCord of Charlotte,
is a sociology-economics major. She
has been on the Y cabinet and is
a member of I. R. C. She worked
at the Church of All Nations on
the lower East side of New York
last summer where she was a group
leader in the Children’s Day School.
Suejette is a sociology-economics
major from Lynchburg, Va. She
has been on the Y council and was
treasurer of the Junior class. This
year she was make-up editor of the
Salemite, and is assistant business
manager next year.
Becky Doll was running against
Jo Smitherman. Suejette’s op
ponent was Mary Walton.
Peterson Gives Graduating Recital;
Hamrick And Cunningham To Perform
The graduating piano recital of
Nancy Peterson, student of Hans
Heidemann, will be on Monday,
May 14, at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial
Hall. This is the last of a series
of student recitals the Salem Col
lege School of Music will present.
Nancy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Peterson of Winston-Salem,
has taken piano since she was
seven years old. Before going to
college, she studied under Mrs.
Merriman. A transfer from Wo
man’s College, she studied piano
under Phillip Morgan there her
freshman year. Coming to Salem
her sophomore year, she again took
from Mrs. Merriman and for the
past year Nancy has been studying
with Hans Heidemann.
She has been treasurer of Stu
dent Government Council, presi
dent of the Day Students, and vice-
president of the I. R. S. This year
she is a candidate for Who’s Who
In American Colleges and Univer
Nancy’s program for Monday is
Suite in E minor Bach
Sonata in D major Opus 28 ....
Allegro ma non troppo
Prelude in G sharp, minor
Opus 32 No. 12
Prelude in F sharp minor
Opus 23 No. L...Rachmaninoff
Prelude in A minor
Opus 32 No. 8 Chopin
Scherzo in C sharp minor
Opus 39 - Chopin
Hungarian Fantasy Liszt
Following the recital there will
be a reception in the Day Students’
* * *
The Salem College School of
Music presents Lynne Hamrick in
her sophomore voice recital to
night in Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Lynne, daughter of, Mrs. Joe
Hamrick of Winston-Salem, has
taken voice from Mrs. Nell B.
Starr for the past five years.
This year Lynne was secretary
of the Choral Ensemble and for
the coming year she holds the of
fice of vice-president of the Junior
class, treasurer of the Day Stu
dent’s Association, and marshal.
Also she is assistant choir direc
tor of the St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church and a member of the
Operetta Association in Winston-
Salem. This summer she will be
a member of the cast of the page
ant, “Unto These Hills” at Chero
kee for the third consecutive year.
Note that two of her program
numbers are by contemporary com
posers—^Hans Heidemann of the
Music School and Ella Ann Lee,
class of ’56.
Let the Bright Seraphim
Se tu M’Ami . ..Pergolesi
Non so Pin
(Marriage of Figaro). Mozart
Sing, Seele Sing
L’Invitation au Voyage .Duparc
Ombra Leg^iera (Shadow Song
from Dinorah) Meyerbeer
Night Song Ella Ann Lee
Can this be Summer
Clara Edwards ■
The Nightingale Alabieff
Cupid Captive. Frank La Forge
* * *
On Sunday, May 13, Mary Fran
ces Cunningham will be presented
in a freshman organ recital at 4:00
p.m. in Memorial Hall. Mary
Frances is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Cunningham of 1067
Miller Street in Winston-Salem,
A candidate for the Bachelor of
Music degree in organ, “Frankie”
is a student of John Mueller. She
has taken piano under Hans Heide
mann for the past four years and
organ from Mr. Mueller since
She is vice-president of Day Stu
dent Organization, the Canterbury
Club, and the Sophomore class,
secretary of the newly organized
Music Club, and secretary of the
Choral Ensemble. This year she
has served as a member of the
I. R. S. and the Y Cabinet.
The following is her program for
Chacone in F major ... Couperin
Sonata I Bach
Fugue in G minor Bach
Sonata No. VI (Chorale with
Toccata (Fifth Symphony)