s Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, Nov. 14, 1958
On Friday, December 12, at 8:00
p.m., the Dansalems, Salem’s young
est student organization, will pre
sent their first “Evening of Dance”
in Memorial Hall.
An interesting feature of the pro
gram will be a group of numbers
done to accompaniments of choric
speaking. Dr. Elizabeth Welch
has trained a group of eleven Dan
salems, who will read the poems,
“St. Catherine,” “Swift Things Are
Beautiful”, “Ferdinand the Bull”,
and “Music”, as background for
the dances in the third group on
the program. “The Twelve Days
of Christmas” from the Christmas
section of the program will also
be done to choric speaking.
The costumes for tht recital are
being designed by Elizabeth Smith
and are being made by the girls
The composition group of the
Dansalems is doing the choreogra
phy; its members are Martha God
dard, Jean Smitherman, Sarah Ann
Price, Nan Williams, Joy Perkins,
Henrietta Jennings, and Elizabeth
Dansalems was organized in the
fall of 1957 under the direction of
Miss June Gentry, and now has
approximately forty-two members.
Last year the members of the club
performed for the Winston-Salem
Arts Council and at Winstori-Salem
Teachers College and High Point
College. They did a program for
WSJS-TV and presented a dance
for criticism at the Arts Festival
in Greensboro. Although they did
not present a recital on campus
last year, they did dance a chapel
program which was enthusiastically
received by the student body.
Mrs. Margaret Snow, Shirley
Hardy, and Martha Parrot attended
the forty-first state convention of
the North Carolina Home Econo
mics Association which was held
at the Washington Duke Hotel in
Durham, November 7 and 8.
The over-all theme of the two-
day session was “Home Economics
—Up to Date, Up to You”. Guest
speakers and many commercial ex
hibitors were featured.
Topics of particular interest at
the general sessions included an ad
dress by Mrs. Bernice McCullar
of the State Department of Educa
tion in Atlanta, Georgia, “A New
You in a New World”. Miss Pie
Nio Kam from the Home Econo
mics Teacher Training College in
Djakarta, Indonesia gave a report
from the International Congress.
Highlighting the meetings was a
dinner on Friday night with “Sket
ches and Skits” given by Dr. Mor
ris L. Husted of Durham.
Order Of The Scorpion Inducts
Williams, Bailey, Shaver, I
Four new members of The Order
of the Scorpiofi were announced
in chapel Monday by Dean Hixon.
This organization, which has been
in existence here for over twenty
years, is composed of juniors and
seniors. Its membership never ex
ceeds fourteen. The girls are
chosen on the basis of their service
to Salem and their leadership
ability. The four new members
are Nan Williams from Farmville,
Sandi Shaver of Atlanta, , Georgia,
Jane Bailey of Davidson, and
Betsey Gilmour of Charlotte.
Nan, a science major, is secre
tary of the Student Council this
■year. She is active in the Pierret-
Ballet Group To Appear
Music Club To Present
Performance In Assembly
The American Ballet theater will
present the Winston-Salem audi
ence with four great stars in an
extensive array of regular soloists
and repetory works, Monday night,
November 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Rey
Dance happens not in yesterday
Dr. Liu To
Dr. James Liu, a distinguished
scholar of Chinese origin, will be
in Winston-Salem on November
21-22. The Asia Society is sponsor
ing his tour.
Dr. Liu, a professor of history at
the University of Pittsburgh, is an
authority on feudalism in Asia and
has pioneered in America in estab
lishing courses dealing with Asia in
Dr. Liu will be a joint guest of
Salem, Wake Forest, and Winston-
Salem Teachers’ College. On Thurs
day he is to meet with the faculty
of these three schools in the faculty
lounge of Babcock.
However, the public is invited to
hear his lecture on Friday, 2:00
p.m., at Winston-Salem Teachers’
College. The title of his speech is
“The Place of Asia in Higher Edu
or tomorrow but instant by instant.
In dance one must use the mind
as well as the body. The four
guest stars are all noted for danc
ing with the mind and the body.
Lucia Chase, the co-directoress of
the company will be one of the
four leading dancers. Appearing
with her will be Miss Nora Kaye.
Miss Kaye, who has also danced
with the American School of Bal
let, The Ballet Russe de Monte
Carlo, is familiar to the American
public. She is noted for capturing
a mature insight into the roles she
dances and executing those roles
with an almost predatory authority.
Miss Ruth Ann Koesun and John
Kriza complete the cast of stars.
Miss Koesun is a magnificent per
former. Doris Hering of Dance
Magazine has paid Miss Koesun
the compliment of saying, “Miss
Koesun brings poetry to everything
Mr. Kriza is a skilled performer
who has partnered some of the
world’s great ballerinas.
The repertoire of the evening will
be selections from both classical
and modern compositions. Two of
the numbers will be “Fancy Free”,
a story of three sailors on leave,
and “Pas de Deux” from Swan
It promises to be a very in
teresting evening of Ballet enter
Last year, there were requests
from the student body that the
music students give a serious chapel
program consisting entirely of per
formance. Because of this request
the Music Club is sponsoring in
chapel on Thursday, November 20,
a program of solo, dual, and group
The program will include a
variety of musical compositions
ranging in style from classic to
modern. Performances will include
solo and ensemble work by Meri-
beth Bunch, Peggy Jones, Harriet
"Thomlinson, voice; Frankie Cuning-
ham and Jane Leighton Bailey,
organ; and Harriet Herring, Lou
Adams, Erwin Robbins and Marilyn
Among other pieces, the program
Tocatta in D minor....J. S. Bach
Jane Leighton Bailey
Italian Concerto (Allegro)
J. S. Bach
Lou Adams, Harriet Herring
“Lucy’s Aria” from The Tele
Two Piano Concerto in D minor
Erwin Robbins, Marilyn Shull
Outburst of Joy Messiaen
The Tocatta in D minor was ori
ginally written for organ, but it
has been transcribed for piano and
also for orchestra. “Tocatta”
comes from “tocare” which means
to touch. It is a showy piece
based on technique.
The Bach Italian Concerto was
written for a single performer who
represents the soloist and the or
chestra. This is a transcription
for two pianos.
In Menotti’s The Telephone, the
performer portrays a woman gos
siping on the phone with a friend.
It is a vocal monologue depicting
the “chit-chat” of a typical modern
The Piano Concerto in D minor
was written in 1935 by a French
man, Francis Poulenc. It was com
posed for two pianos and orchestra.
The orchestral part has been com
bined with the two piano scores.
This contemporary piece has many
discords, abrupt changes in tempo,
dynamics, and rhythm, and includes
excerpts from the French Can-Can.
Messiaen’s “Outburst of Joy” is
one selection from a group of
pieces called “The Ascension”. The
contemporary composer uses un
usual harmonic treatment, and the
listener is exposed to a variety of
tone colors and rhythms.
All faculty members and students
are cordially invited.
tes and has one of the leads in
the forthcoming production of
“Mary Stuart.” Nan was also an
Oslo scholar last year.
Student Government is also an
area of great activity for Sandi.
She serves as its treasurer and
heads many of its committees.
Sandi is a member of the Sights
and Insights staff and served on
the May Day Committee last year.
Activities which center around
her major, music, occupy a great
deal of Jane’s time and abilities.
She is also on the cabinet of the
Y. W. C. A. where she fills the
position of vice-president.
Betsey serves on the May Day
Committee and is assistant business
manager for the Salemite. Being
a member of the IRS Council and
Senior Ad Manager for the Sights
and Insights are two other activi
ties which occupy her time.
These girls raise the membership
of the Scorpions to ten this year.
This group serves the college with
no thought of reward or recogni
tion, and, though their projects are
often small and unknown, they are
The Student Council announces
the selection of a parliamentarian
for the Student Body meetings.
Velva Whitescarver, a sophomore.
She will be responsible for deciding
points of order during Studen:
Preliminary registration for se
cond semester is to begin Monday,
November 17. Each student will
register with her faculty advisor
before Friday. The schedule for
classes will be arranged after pre
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On Monday, November 17, Dr.
Hixon will meet with all seniors
during assembly hour in order to
begin placement of seniors. Ap
plications, blanks, and necessary
material will be filled out.