North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 31, 1958
Number 6
Miss Ruth Bennett, May Queen and Miss Noel Vossler, Maid of Honor
Rey de la Torre To Give
Classical Guitar Recital
Rey de la Torre, classical guitar
ist, will be presented in a recital by
the Wake Forest Chamber Music
Committee on Thursday, November
6 at 8:30 p.m., in the Magnolia
Room of Reynolda Hall.
Cuban-born de la Torre began
his musical career as a pianist, but
became interested in the guitar
while studying in Spain and has
acquired a considerable reputation
as a recitalist and recording artist.
The guitar, a much-loved instru
ment in South America, Spain, and
other parts of Europe, is not gen
erally understotjid in this country
as an instrument expressive of seri
ous music.
Up until quite recently much of
the music written for the guitar
was short and of a rather direct
and informal character. In recent
years however composers such as
Torroba, Villa-Lobos, and de Falla
have begun to write larger works
for the instrument. Mr. de la
Torre will play one such work
Thursday night—the Suite Castel-
iana for guitar and orchestra by
Works of composers such as
Handel and Bach may be arranged
for the guitar and themes are fre
quently taken from the classicists
and used as a basis for a compo
sition for the instrument. Mr. de
la Torre will play Variations on a
Theme by Mozart by Fernando Sor,
a 19th century guitarist and com
poser who was largely responsible
for the popularity of the guitar in
England. Sor, who is a serious
composer, us4d a theme from Mo
zart’s Magic Flute as a basis for
this composition.
Mr. de la Torre will play several
numbers written especially for him
by contemporary composers inter
ested in increasing the prestige of
the guitar as a classical instrument.
Among these are Variations on a
Pavan by Milan by J. Nin-Culmell
and Preludio y Tocata by Julian
Included also on the program will
be a group of Catalonian folk
melodies arranged by Miguel Lobet,
Choros I by Villa-Lobos, and Hom
age to Debussy by de Falla.
Noel Vossler Elected Maid Of Honor
In Wednesday Balloting By Students
In a near unanimous vote Wed
nesday night, the student body
elected Miss Ruth Bennett, a sen
ior from Hartsville, South Carolina,
as their 1959 May Queen.
Miss Noel Vossler, a senior from
The Teaching
Situation Will
Face Royalty
Our May Queen this year is ho
surprise' to anyone — Miss Ruth
Bennett from Hartsville, S. C. This
tall, former May Court member is
a history major who is practice
teaching first grade this year. Ruth
is president of the I. R. S. and
has been in several beauty con
tests, including the Maid of Cot
ton contest, where she was chosen
last year’s second runner-up. Be
sides being beautiful, she’s intelli
gent ! She is a member of Phi
Alpha Theta history fraternity and
is a consistent Dean’s Lister. She
is a former Oslo Scholar, and has
many tales to tell of a summer in
Norway. Ruth is also one of the
1958 Feature Girls.
Ruth has many talents—among
them that of being an accomplished
needlewoman. Striking proof of
this is shown in the fact that she
is the only senior with enough
courage to undertake the job of up
holstering the orange chair, pro
vided for her room by Salem Col
lege, in a more harmonizing color.
She is also currently finding time
to knit a sweater for Carl Blom,
a native of San Francisco, and the
owner of the pin that adorns Ruth’s
sweaters. She acquired this pin
during the past summer when she
was a waitress at Lake Tahoe,
Miss Noel Vossler, our Maid of
Honor, hails from Fayetteville,
N. C. She is a newcomer to the
May Court, winning the second
highest honor on her first try.
Noel is secretary of the senior class.
She is a French major, and is prac
tice teaching this semester. She is
quite interested in teaching high-
school French, and is an active
SNEA member, having held the
office of treasurer last year.
Among her other accomplish
ments, Noel has lived through a
year of rooming with Margaret
MacQueen. At present she lives
in Lehman, rooming with Betty
Jon Satchwell.
Noel was presented to North
Carolina society in 1956 at the de
butante ball in Raleigh. She was
runner-up at the Watermelon Fes
tival in Chapel Hill last summer.
This honor was won while Noel
was taking a break from Camp
Keystone, near Brevard, N. C.,
where she worked teaching crafts.
And last, but not least, Noel is
pinned to Phil Harris, a tall, good-
looking Kappa Sigma from Wake
—Jane Leighton Bailey
Fayetteville, feceived the second
largest majority of votes to become
the Maid of Honor. Susan Mc
Intyre, Ann Brinson and Dena
Fasul placed third, fourth, and fifth
in that order.
June Gregson, director of the
pageant which will be presented
next May, introduced the nominees
in groups of four or five, each girl
appearing in, a white marshal’s
Patty Kimbrough, May Day
chairman, announced that the elec
tions for the members of the
queen’s May Court will take place
after Thanksgiving holidays. Those
girls nominated for May Queen will
automatically appear as candidates
for the May Court, with other
nominations coming from the stu
dent body at large.
Philosophy Professor To
Speak To Humanities Club
Dr. Robert Helm, professor of
philosophy at Wake Forest College,
has been chosen to introduce the
topic of discussion at the first meet
ing of the Humanities Club on
Tuesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Winston-Salem Art Gallery.
Trustees To
Inspect Salem
An inspection tour of college im
provement and a summary of the
year’s events were major items on
the Board of Trustee agenda at
their semi-annual meeting on Oc
tober 30.
The first item on the agenda for
the meetings was the presentation
of the President’s Report, Dr.
Gramley’s summary of the past year
which is presented as a matter of
record to the board. An important
item in this report was the fact
that gifts to the college during the
fiscal year of 1957-1958 (which
ended on June 30), totaled $272,491,
the highest amount ever received
by Salem except in an organization
campaign. $168,000 was provided
for payment for the new wing of
the gymnasium as well as $65,000
for endowment. The balance of
money from these gifts was used
for various other projects, includ
ing the new wing which was added
to Main Hall.
Also presented was a report on
improvements made this summer,
including new furniture for the in
firmary, South Hall, Bitting Dormi
tory, and Corrin Refectory.
The Board of Trustees acted upon
the budget for the year 1958-59,
and also heard the infirmary re
port and the library^ report. Sev
eral long-range projects were also
to be presented for consideration
by the Board.
Following the transaction of busi
ness the members of the Board
were taken to Inspect some of the
improvements on campus including
a visit to Sisters’ Dormitory and
the infirmary.
After the meeting a dinner was
held in the club dining room with
administration members of the aca
demy and college.
Dr. Helm, who, according to the
students in the philosophy class he
teaches here at Salem, is quite
stimulating, will make a few intro
ductory statements about the field
of aesthetics, then relinquish the
floor to whoever has a question to
ask or an idea to contribute. Plenty
of coffee and cigarettes should
lend a genial atmosphere to the
meeting which will undoubtedly
prove exciting.
The Humanities Club was or
ganized in the fall of 1957 in order
to provide an opportunity for the
exchange of ideas. Any topic re
lated to the humanities may be
taken as a starting point for an
evening’s discussion. Membership
is open to the faculty and students
of Salem, the faculty and students
of other colleges, and townspeople.
The advisors for this club are
Mr. Shewmake and Dr. Lewis. The
presiding chairman for this year is
Nancy Jane Carroll.
At the November 4 meeting, the
revisions of the club constitution
will be voted on and a nominating
committee will be appointed in
order that the two offices now open
may be filled.
Transportation will be provided
for those students who are in
terested. Please sign the sheet
posted in the dining hall for this
The purpose of the Dining Room
Bulletin Board is to notify students
of meetings, lists, and announce
1. All notices must be printed
on 4”x6” index cards. A supply
of these index cards is placed
on the bulletin board for your
2. No posters may be hung on
the bulletin board.
3. Take your notices off the
board promptly.
4. Each student should check this
bulletin board daily.

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