Salemites will begin to get the
Christmas spirit ■ this week-end.
The traditional I. R. S. Christmas
dance heads a full week of holiday
events, most of them traditional,
annual, and warm.
Vinaton-Salea., Nortk C.rali,
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 7, 1956
Dance Unwraps Christmas Spirit
The dance, a formal affair in
Corrin Refectory, lasts from 9:00
to midnight. Music will be fur
nished by the Southerners, a Wake
Forest dance combo.
The Junior class breakfast for
BARBARA DURHAM AND JOAN REICH DECORATE FOR THE
IRS CHRISTMAS DANCE.
those attending, the dance has been
planned for the Student Center.
Late permission until 1:00 a.m. has
been granted. Noon today was the
deadline for out-in-town signouts.
For those girls who need to en
tertain their dates before dinner
Saturday, or between dinner and
dance-time, we recommend the
Candle Tea Putz in the Brothers’
House, Old Salem. Hours are 2:00
p.m. until 9:00.
On Wednesday night the sopho
mores will come out with the ban
quet they have planned for the
Senior class. The entire student
body as well as the faculty and
their families have been invited.
Two of the highlights of the ban
quet will be Christmas caroling by
the kitchen staff and the annual
appearance of Santa Claus.
The banquet will be semi-formal.
Ruth Bennett has headed the plan
The children of Memorial In
dustrial Home will receive a visit
and many gifts from members of
the Salem student body on Friday
afternoon. The yearly Christmas
party for the school is being spon
sored by the Y. W. C. A. council.
The Y requests that students in
terested in going out to the school
at 4:00 on the 14th sign up for
transportation as soon as possible.
Assembly next week includes
caroling and more caroling. Mr.
Peterson will lead the student body
in Christmas carol singing on Tues
day and Thursday’s assembly will
consist of a program by the widely-
traveled Choral Ensemble.
Candle Tea and Putz Featured December 6-8
For several weeks announcements
ave been seen all over the Pied-
lont area—“The Annual Candle
'ea Putz in Brothers’ House, Old
Salem, December 6, 7, 8 from 2
o 9.” Attendance has become^ a
pecial tradition to many families
nd to many Salem girls. To go
0 one Moravian Christmas cele-
ration means to need and want to
The ladies at Home Church have
'een hard at work since August
reparing for the Candle Tea Putz.
lut being ladies has meant that
he sponsors of the Putz have often
ecruited the aid of husbands and
hildren. So the Putz is a family
ffair in preparation as well as at-
Brothers’ House is open today
nd tomorrow from two until nine,
'ind the purpose of the tea is
urely being realized; the Christ-
las spirit seems almost spontane
ously relayed even at one glance
f the greenery decorating the en-
rance of Brothers’.
The true message of Xfhristmas
orevails throughout the old house,
n the entrance hall, there is a
raditional and especially beautiful
wreath, the Advent Wreath. Ladies
dressed in Moravian gray serve as
hostesses, and soon the visitors are
taken down into the first basement.
A syrup-sweet aroma of coffee
and sugar buns arises. Here in
this basement, in the old kitchen,
the guests are served. The spirit
in this room is gay; wheat, pepper,
and corn wreath^ glow on the white
washed walls. Black kettles sit on
the raised hearth of the vast, fire
In the room adjoining the kit
chen, several Moravian ladies are
hard at work making candles.
There are vats of beeswax, and
special candle molds. And even
the producers of the wax are here
stationed on one wall in a glass
hive. Little children are constantly
being prodded by their parents to
“move on.” ^
Down another flight of rock
steps is the Putz itself. The moist
coolness of this second basement
reveals its original purpose—a food
storage room. There is even a
fireplace where the ‘brothers
-•On one side of the first room
is a scene that even in its minia
ture size is amazingly life like.
The rounded walls painted a night
blue show the heavens on the first
December 25. A tiny Moravian
star shines in the East. And in a
lighted stable there lies the baby
Jesus. Shepherds are with their
flocks afar upon a hill. And dot
ting the whole Putz are trees that
look fantastically real.
The final room on the display
takes Salem girls back to the
world they live in—with some ex
ceptions. There is a scale model
of Old Salem made by men of the
Home Church. And this model is
indeed unique. Water trickles down
Salem Creek; lights burn in the
little buildings; the water wheel
even turns. And Christmas carols
are piped from the model of Home
Church. And this year there is an
addition to the scene — the old
The Candle Tea Putz—its Mo
ravian coffee, its beautiful model
of- the nativity scene, its wreaths
and decorations, its bees, and its
model of Old Salem—its a wonder
ful beginning for the Christmas
y'’ d y J,
You don’t know how to describe the spirit of Salem. Until suddenly
some part of it is taken away.
Tom Perry has sold his drug store.
You remember that Tom was the first person at Salem to learn
your name.' You know he hasvmissed you when you come back from
a holiday. He has asked where you were when you were on a week’s
restriction. But no matter how often you come in the drugstore he
makes you feel welcome. .
You feel down in the dumps. “Now what’s the matter with you r"
Can’t you smile today?” You smile because Tom is smiling and you
feel good again. . „ . . r ■ ^ i ^ _
He teases you because you like Elvis Presley. A few minutes later
you hear “Love Me Tender” playing. Tom walks away from the juke
box and winks at you. ,
He sympathizes with your love problems and the D you made on
the Latin test. He understands when you have forgotten to bring :^ur
wallet and will pay next time though “next time you forget. You
know he is a trusted friend. , . . , -u t
He is leaving next week. You can t imagine how you will get along
without him. You know you will miss him. Because he is a part ot
the spirit of Salem.
Choral Group Sings In Elkin
Yesterday, December 6, the Cho
ral Ensemble took off again for
foreign parts—this time for Elkin,
N. C., (to quote Margaret Fletcher,
“the best little town in North Caro
lina”) to a meeting of the North
west Development Organization.
Leaving Salem at 5:00 p.m. by
chartered bus, the girls were at
Elkin in time for dinner at six.
They were entertained as guests as
well as entertaining for the mem
bers of the organization.
The organization presented a
program opening with a medley of
Christmas music: “Hosanna,”
“Silent Night,” “While Shepherds
Watched Their Flocks,” and
“While Watching O’er Their Flocks
Next the girls sang “Let Their
Celestial Concerts All Unite” from
George Frederick Handel’s Samson.
This number featured duo-pianists
To Be Qiven
Next Tuesday evening the Win
ston-Salem Symphony, conducted
by John luele, will present the
second annual performance of
“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a
Christmas opera by Gian-Carlo
Seen in the leading soprano role
will again be Elizabeth Hamrick.
On stage she plays Amahl’s mother;
in reality Mrs. Hamrick is the
mother of Lynne Hamrick, a junior
music major here at Salem.
Jerry Kiger will also be giving
a repeat performance as Amahl.
Supporting roles will be played by
William Avera, Paul Snyder, Henry
Faust, and C. H. Duncan.
The opera will be given on De
cember 11 at 8:15 p.m. in Reynolds
Beverly Brown and Frankie Cun-
The program closed with a group
of popular numbers including “June
is Bustin’ Out All Over,’’. “Bali
Hai,” “If I Loved You,” and “Won
An added attraction for the girls
was their New York bus driver,
Mr. Andy Peddycord, whose ren
ditions of “Melancholy Baby” and
“Ballin’ the Jack” enlivened the
trip over the Thanksgiving holidays.
The faculty and students will
battle, openly on Monday night,
December 10, at 7:30 in the gym
nasium. This is to be a fight over
a volleyball—maybe the one oppor
tunity the students will have to
show their superiority to the
Mr. Wendt will manage the
faculty team, which, of course, will
be a “co-educational” team.
The all feminine student team
will be made up of the very, very
best players from each class team.
All students should come see how
these athletic faculty members
stack up against the gentle ladies
On Monday afternoon at 5:00
there is to be more exciting volley
ball as the seniors and sophomores
vye for first place in the tourna
The standings thus far leave the
sophomores and the seniors, the
freshmen and the juniors tied. The
scores for each game stand:
The Seniors are defending