SALEM COLLEGE LiBRAR'
Winston-Salem, North Cerolina
Junior Class Elects Th
Three members of^ the Junior
class have come out on top in
recent class elections. Vacancies
in two major offices and on the
May Court have necessitated' off-
,1 season voting by the class.
The new junior class president is
Closs Jennette—“the big girl with
a little girl voice.” . Closs was
elected president to fill the va
cancy left by Linda Chappell.
I Since coming to Salem, Closs has
been active in the Pierrettes. She
gave a very convincing performance
:as the maid in “The House of
Bernarda Alba.” Her versatile
ability is evidenced in her past
■performances in Pierrette plays and
in May Day, having portrayed the
villain one year and the comic
king another. Closs is also a mem^
her of the FTA and IRC.
Closs enjoys water skiing, her
primary summer interest, alon^
witii crabbing and oystering. In
addition to these interests, she is
a horseback rider, a tennis player;
and a collector of records.
Closs, a sociology-economics
major, plans to teach a fourth
[grade group of children after grad
The junior class retained a place
an the May Court when Jane Brid
ges was chosen. After Agnes Sams
withdrew from school, the ballots
Exhibited on the fourth floor of
'leniorial Hall are twelve Mallor-
can prints from wood cuts made by
_ Mr. Abrams’ work is represented
. 'u private collections in Sweden,
,®ire^t Britain, Spain, France, and
^merica. Public representatives of
ijliis work are displayed in the Mu
seum of Modern Art in New York,
the Library of Congress in Wash
ington, Philadelphia and Seattle
jCAiuseuins, and Victoria and Albert
'^iuseum in London.
Mr. Abrams, a native of Rich
4nond, Virginia, graduated from
Richmond Professional Institute in
1950, became a Guggenheim Fellow
In 1951-52, and in January of 1953
set off with his artist wife for
Europe. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ab-
ijams were captured by the ,tran
quility of the island of Mallorca
(just off the coast of Spain). They
extended their visit on the island
and spent their time attempting to
express this tranquillity in their art.
While on the island Mr. Abrams
made seventy wood cuts of the
landscape, choosing trees as his
principal subject. The engraver
Was especially fascinated by the
gnarled trunks of the olive. The
groping fig tree represented to him
a giant candelabra.
were recounted and Jane had the
highest number of votes.
In high school, Jane had several
modeling jobs in local shops in
I Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
At Salem, Jane is photographer
for the Sigfhts and Insights. Shq
is a member of the IRC and FTA.
Her publicity chairmanship for the
junior breakfast brought forth a
number of original posters, such
as “Bring the Body to the Break
Jane, artist extraordinaire,” was
one of the painters of the modern
mural in the Student Center. Sha
is responsible for the decoration
of the walls in South’s living room.
She did caricatures of some of the
members of the class to place on
One of the highlights of this year
for Jane has been the selling of
her first canvas. Before this she
always gave them away.
Jane plans to teach art when she
finishes college. And she is get
ting in a bit of experience this
semester as assistant to Mr. Smith
in teaching industrial arts.
Besides painting imaginative and
abstract pictures on large canvasses
and with loud colors, Jane loves
tennis, travel and reading good
books. She is also especially gifted
in dreaming up new and different
hair styles. And just since Christ
mas she has acquired a new interest
—recording mock quiz shows on a
Cast Chosen For Pageant
Pat Greene, Representative Teacher
While the work of Mr. Abrams
IS in an abstract vein, it is not
altogether nonobjective, as each
picture portrays a particular place
or thing. Rejecting the conven
tional black and white designs, Mr.
Abrams prefers a large area of
color in his finished prints.
iThe viewer of the art on exhibit
m Memorial Hall is impressed by
tfxture, color, and emotion. The
brilliant colors catch the glance.
Tjpxture calls for a closer look.
^ second glance reveals an image
ttol seen before. And from the
total picture comes a reflection of
.South dormitory has elected Bar
bara Rowland as new House Presi
dent. She is filling the vacancy'
left by Judyo Golden’s withdrawal
for a semester of study in Geneva,
Since coming to Salem, Barbara
has been a member of the Choral
Ensemble. She has served on the
Y Cabinet and on the Business
staff of the Salemite. She is also
a member of the FTA.
Barbara’s favorite pastime is go
ing to the movies and taking trips
to Alabama. Besides these, shg
enjoys swimming and horseback
riding. Barbara is also an avid
collector of records.
When Barbara graduates,' she
plans to utilize her religious major
in teaching a second grade group
And Barbara has the distinction
of being the only House President
on campus whose name you can | chicken,
find in Who’s Who in America.
Pat Greene, this week chosen
Salem College Miss Student Teach-i
er, has an infectuous smile, a genu
ine and becoming French hair-do,
and a yen for Europe. She also
has the “teacher” qualities, a great
deal of potential as a teacher, and
a philosophy of teaching which im
pressed the faculty committee who
elected her as an ideal student
The anticipation of the interview
and speech was naturally a slight
strain on the nerves of the three
contestants (Jane Wrike and Judy
Graham, in .addition to Pat). But
each said she was put at ease im-
mediatelyf by the concern and in
formality of the faculty committee.
Teaching is to Pat a “rewarding
and challenging experience.” It
fulfills certain ,of her beliefs, she
said, in regard to education and to
her vocational ambition.
Migs Greene, as she was strangely
called by her third graders, taught
at Wiley School here in the city.
“The children,” Pat said, “were
Pat, on campus, has held class
offices and served as secretary of
the Student Government Associa
tion. She was elected to the Honor
Society last spring, has been a
member of the Order of the Scor
pion since this fall, and was chosen
to be listed in “Who’s Who in
American College^ and Univer
Active extracurricular partici
pation, an enviable scholastic re
cord, and her teachirig obligations
have kept Pat from enjoying her
hobbies: foreign movies, folk songs,
Italian food, and southern fried
Last Tuesday the cast for tlie
1957 May Day was chosen under
the supervision of Joan Reich, May
Day chairman, and Joyce Taylor,
choreographer for May Day.
. The committee has chosen tq
center the presentation of the May
Queen. and her court around the
theme of a Norwegian folk tale.
Over fifty girls were castted and
will take the parts of Farmers,
Flowers, Rain Drops, Fairies, and
A date for narrator try-outs will
be set by the chairman.
Closs Jennette will be the Knight;
Ann Brinson, the Jester; and Ann
Powell, the Page.
The Farmers will be: Nancy
Gwaltney, Eve Van Vleck, Martha
Duvall, June Gregson, Margaret
McQueen, Nan Williams, Frances
Gunn, and Martha Goddard.
These girls will be Flowers:
Camille Suttle, Puddin’ Van Every,
Jane Noel, Katherine Cline, Susie
Cabaniss, Patti Kimbrough, Robin
Babington, and Jerome Moore.
The Rain Drops will be: Anis
Ira, Nancy Sexton, Elizabeth Smith,
Kack Anthony, Betty Wilkins, Ann
Pearce, Sue Cooper, Iva Roberts,
Delia Fasul, and Marian Neamand.
And the Fairies: Drusie Jones,
f’at Greene, Harriet Dwelle, Sarah
Ann Price, Evelyn Vincent, Helen
Babington, Mary belle Horton,
and Mary Jane Galloway.
These girls will be Trolls: Shir
ley Redlack, Connie Rhodes, M. G.
Rogers, Peggy Ingram, Boots Ga
boon, Mary Curtis Wrike, Rose
mary Laney, Carol Crutchfield,
Sally Badgett, Toni Lambertti,
Martha Lackey, Sally Bovard,
Frankie Cunningham, Joan Milton,
Ann Thompson, Mary Hadley Fike,
Margaret Hogan, -Meribeth Bunch,’
Margie Boren, Lillian Plolland,
Noel Vossler, Murrianne Linker,
and Nancy Lomax.
Joyce Taylor, choreographer for
the pageant, composed the dance
routines for the Senior Follies of
last fall. She has had prominent
roles in the pageants of the past
To Add ress
The Right Rev. Edwin A. Penick,
Bishop of the Episcopal Church in
the Diocese of North Carolina, will
speak to the Salem Canterbury
Club on Tuesday, February 12. The
meeting is at 6:30 in the Friend
ship Rooms of Strong.
Bishop Penick’s topic will he
“Great Figures in the Church in
A prominent member of the
House of Bishops and very much
interested in the youth of the
church, the Bishop will also be a
guest of the Wake Forest Canter
bury Club at a reception at four
o’clock the same afternoon.
Religion Talks Scheduled
C. Campbell Heads Cast
Carol Campbell has been cast in
the leading female role of the
Pierrettes’ spring production “The
Male Animal”. Other girls who
received parts in the final analysis
are Nyra Boyd, Ann Miles, Peggy
Jones, and Mary Ann Powell. Dr.
John E. Parker of the Wake For
est faculty will take one of the
Carol will play Mrs. Turner, thq
professor’s wife, who upsets their
household when she sees an old
Carol has been entertaining
Salem audiences for the past two
years. She was excellent as Sa
bina in “The Skin of Our Teeth”)
and played Miss Babydoll Dallas
in “The Grass Harp” last fall.
Anne will play the part of Cleota,
a maid in the household of Pro
fessor Turner (Mr. Shewmake).
This role is Anne’s debut on the
Salem stage; and she promises to
combine the comedy of her role
comic actions and expressions.
Dr. Parker of Wake Forest will
play the part of Dean Damon. The
Dean could not really be called the
play’s villain, but he is quite intent
on having Professor Turner re
moved from the college faculty.
Nyra Boyd, a freshman from
Spartanburg, S. C., will be MrS(
Damon, the dean’s wife. Nyra is
also making a first appearance on |
the Pierrette stage.
Two other freshman will add
fresh talent to the spring play*
Mary Ann Powell will play Pat
ricia, Ellen Turner’s sister who
lives with the Turners.
Peggy Jones will be Myrtle, the
wife of another college professor.
There are still a few minor male
roles which were not to be cast
until the end of the week.
The play will be presented March
S and 6. It promses to be one of
Salem’s most delightful presenta
tions due to the excellent cast and
because of James Thurber’s humor-
The World’s Living Religions
class under Dr. Edwin Sawyer is
offering a variety of speakers and
religious discussions this semester
The small class feels that others
at Salem or in town should be
given advantage of some of these
sessions if they are interested. To
make it more convenient for the
public, the most important sessions
are to be held on Friday evening
at 7:00 p.m. in the Day Student
The first class open to the public
is set for tonight, February 8. The
subject is the Bahai faith. Bahai, an
Eastern religion that originated in
the nineteenth century, is a syn
thesis of the world’s religions. The
speaker on this faith will be Miss
Betty Koyl of Winston-Salem. She
will speak for 45 minutes, after
which she will preside at an open
discussion period. After the speech,
anyone who wishes to leave may
On the following Friday, Febu-
The Winston-Salem Symphony
will present the third concert of
the 1956-57 series next Tuesday,
February 12. The program, is set
for Reynolds High School audi
torium at 8 :30 p.m.
Included on the program will be
a selection from the ballet music
“Caucasian Sketches” by Ippolitow-
Ivanov, the Brahms Symphony No.
1 in C Minor, “Acadian Songs and
Dances” by Virgil Thompson, and
a “Valse” from Tschaikowsky’s
rary IS, the guest speaker will be
Mr. James K. Kyser, probably
known to most Salemites as “Kay”,
now a resident of Chapel Hill, N. C.
and director of Christian Science
in North C9.roIina.
Other denominations and faiths
to be discussed by outside speakers
and class members are Judaism,
Catholicism, Friends, Moravian,
Unitarian, Islam and other Eastern
At next Tuesday’s assembly,
Salemites will find Earle Spicer,
ballad singer, presenting a program,
as no other singer does. Due tcv
his fine voice, pleasing personality,,
informality, and unusual material,
Mr. Spicer has a musical program
which is interesting to English and
other departments alike.
Accompanying himself at the
piano, he intersperses his songs
with brief, informal comments to
stress the contribution that folk
music has made to art music.
At first only a hobby, ballad sing
ing is now Mr. Spicer’s specialty.
He is listed in Who’s Who in the
East, U. S. A., and Who’s Who in
Canada. The New York Sun lauds
his voice as one of “rich quality
and power”, and the Boston Post
says: “A delectable sense of humor
held within bounds of good sing
Mr. Spicer studied in London,
Paris, and New York. He was
featured soloist with Donald Voor-
hees and the N. B. C. Symphony
and has been guest soloist with
many leading orchestras.
In featuring Earle Spicer on the
campus, Salem joins Cornell, Taxas,
Notre Dame, Yale, Lafayette, Har
vard, and other colleges and uni
versities who have sought his en-