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Dance Plans
Salem’s Choral Ensemble
Gives Concert April 27
By Jane Leighton Bailey
“It is a pleasure to inform you
of your selection for a grant to
participate in the International Ex
change Program of the United
States Government” . . . With these
words, Frankie Cuningham ran
screaming up and down the street
in front of the post office trying
to find someone to tell she had
won a Fulbright Scholarship. But
as luck would have it, no one was
around. A short while later the
Salem music department was m an
uproar. As Mrs. John Mueller
said, “John hasn’t been this excited
since the day we got married!”
[Frankie- will sail for Frankfurt,
Germany, on Septernber 7, for ten
months study with Helmut Walcha,
one of the foremost German or
ganists, and a world-famous au
thority on Bach. She will sail on
the M. S. Berlin. She has no idea
where she will live, but one of the
things she is looking forward to
most is learning to converse in Ger
man (she has had two years' of
German at Salem). Frankie also
hopes to study harpsichord, and im
provisation, one of the arts Ger
man musicians are most noted for.
She is hoping to be able to sneak
a harpsichord back to the U. S.
to compete with the Muellers who
have two in their living room.
Frankie is currently organist at
Frankie Cuningham
Central Terrace Methodist Church,
about a mile below Salem. She is
one of Ae few seniors to ha^^e
finally solved the problem of which
part of the cold cruel world she
will be catapulted into next year.
W-S Symphony Features
Four Soloists On April 28
The IRS Council has announced
plans for the May Day dance.
Dance bids which will cost $2.50
per couple, may b| obtained from
any member of the council during
next week. Since the majority of
the student body want it, the May
Day dance will be formal.
The committees for the dance
1. Band—Marie Stimpson
2. Decorations—Lib Long, Bobbi
Morrison, Agnes Smith
3. Refreshment — Anna Yelver-
ton, Lynn Robertson
4. Figure—Cathy Gilchrist, Ann
5. Chaperones — Mary Ann
6. Tickets — Sally Gillespie, Ann
7. Publicity—Jette Seear
The theme for the dance will be
“Queen’s Ball” in association with
the pageant ' Saturday afternoon
centered around the Queen. Salem s
colors will be used in carrying out
the theme. The dance will begin
at 9:00 and end at 12 lOO. The May
Court will be presented in a figure
at 10:00 followed by intermission
at 10:30. There will also be a
special surprise feature presented
in the figure. The Statesmen dance
band will provide the music.
Salem College Choral Ensemble,
semble is composed of many
different kinds of peopl'e with
sacred and secular tmtsic, Monday,
April 27, at 8:30 p.m., in Memorial
The Ensemble will wear robes for
the sacred portion of the program.
However, they will wear fornials
Depp Speaks
At Annual
WRA Dinner
iThe Winston-Salem Symphony I “First Chair Night” will feature
will give their final performance of
the 1958 season, Tuesday, April 28
at 8:15 p.m. The performance, as
VPl Band
Dr. Mark Depp of Centenary
Methodist Church will speak at the
annual WRA banquet to be held
Thursday night, April 30, in the
club dining room.
Martha McClure will address the
club for the last time as president
and welcome newly elected presi
dent Nita Kendrick. An award will
be presented to the sister team
which has won this year’s basket
ball and volleyball tournaments.
The WRA issues an invitation to
all students who have participate,d
even one time, and all Dansalem
members. Faculty members who
have participated are also expected.
Those wishing to attend should sign
the list that will be posted in the
for the secular selections. Based
on a garden theme, musical high
lights include excerpts from “West
Side Story” and “My Fair Lady.
Admission is 50c and the public
is cordially invited.
The Salem College Chorale En
semble, under the direction of Mr.
Paul Peterson, is composed of
many different kinds of people with
various majors. Some people have
thought that this organization is
entirely made up of music majors
only, but this statement is not true.
There are history majors, art
majors, scince majors, and, of
course, some voice and piano
The Ensemble has enjoyed per
forming for civic clubs, colleges,
and churches in and out of Win
ston-Salem in the past year. One
of the most enjoyable performances
was singing for a Wake Forest
Chapel program in November.
Three times a week the ensemble
.practices in Old Chapel. “Mr. Pete”
really makes the members work
during those fifty minutes of class
time, but now and then he gives
them cuts on Friday afternoons, so
they can leave early for a big week
end. He says, “If you’ll play ball
with me. I’ll play ball with you.”
All of these different aspects
help to make up one of the most
interesting and prosperous organi
zations on Salem’s campus.
“The Highty Tighties,” regimen
tal band of Virginia Polytechnic
Institute in Blacksburg, Va. is at
Salem now. Scheduled to arrive at
five o’clock this afternoon, this 60
unit group was met by approxi
mately 60 eager “Salemites”—IRS
hostesses to the musicians while
here on campus.
After a picnic supper with the
local hostesses, “The Highty Tigh
ties” will present a concert in Salem
Square at 7:30 tonight, weather
permitting. The concert is under
the direction of Thomas M. Dobyns
of VPL
Dates, as such, were not arranged
individually, but group entertain
ment is planned. After the con
cert IRS has scheduled a party in
Babcock Terrace Room to honor
“The Highty Tighties.”
The Tech band won first place
at the last two presidential in
augural parades in Washington
D. C. Salem, too, .considers the
Techmen “Highty Tighties” win
ners, as many upper-classmen can
confess from the band’s previous
appearances here.
The program includes: “Corilanus
Overture” by Beethoven; “Con
certo for Bassoon and Orchestra”
by Van Weber; “Concerto, for
Cello,” 1st movement by Dvorak;
“Concerto for Oboe and Strings”
by Carelli; “Suite for Viola and
Orchestra” by Vaughn Williams;
“Hungarian March” by Berlioz.
The four soloists are: Thomas
Diener, bassoon; Charles Medlin,
Cello; Leonard Nanzetta, oboe;
Hans Piltz, viola. They are of
varied occupations. Thomas Diener
is band leader in one of the county
schfeols. Hans Piltz- teaches at Wo
man’s College in Greensboro. Dr
Leonard Nanzetta is on the statt
at City Hospital; and, of course,
our own Charles Medlin is instruc
tor in piano and cello here at Salem
Dr. A. D. Thaeler Will Speak For
His Daughter Mary’s Commencement
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W.-S. Teachers’
College Sings
The Winston-Salem Teachers
College chorus will present the
chapel program here Monday, A]Wil
27. Under the direction ot Ur.
James Dillard, the mixed chrus of
48 voices will render a program ot
both religious and secular music.
The selections range form eaily
litergy to modern church rnusic in
the religious segment and includes
many light secular works. ^
A girls’ quartet will sing Sweet
Miss Mary” by Neidlinger. The
chorus plans to present an arrange
ment of five nursery rhymes by
Ralph Hunter, formerly associated
with the Fred Waring’s Pennsyl
vanians; and a group of spirituals
including “Elijah Rock,’ I Hear
A Voice A-Prayin’,” and Am t Got
Time To Die.”
Dr. A. David Thaeler, Jr., Mora
vian medical missionary to Nicara
gua, will speak at Salem’s com
mencement exercises Monday, June
1, at 11:00 a.m. The doctor will
address the graduating class of his
daughter, Mary Thaeler. He for
merly spoke at the high school
graduation in 1956 of one of his
two sons.
Dr. Thaeler marked his last visit
to Salem, by presenting a chapel
program in January, 1958. Since
that time he has returned to Bil-
waskarma, Nicaragua where he has
been engaged in missionray seri^ce
for more than 25 years. In choos
ing his work Dr. Thaeler followed
his parents who were likewise mis
sionaries in Nicaragua.
Before beginning his missionary
work. Dr. Thaeler received his AB
degree from Moravian College, his
BD at Moravian Theological Semi
nary, his MD at the University of
Pennsylvania, and continued studies
for one year at Northwestern Hos-
fpital in Philadelphia, and for one
and one-half years at The Queen’s
Hospital in Honolulu. In addition
to his medical missionary practices
for the church, Dr. Thaeler has
done special medical assignments
for the U. S. government. During
the Korean War, for example, he
assisted the government by making
an extensive study of the treatment
for maleria.
Dr. Thaeler founded the Ruth
C. S. Thaeler Hospital, named in
honor of Dr. Thaeler’s mother, m
Bilwaskarma, Nicaragua shortly
after he entered the mission field.
A remarkable man, the doctor is
probably the only individual who
would have dared to attempt and
succeeded in raising $3,200 in The
Great Depression” in 1933. How-1 Thaeler remarked, “The smartest
ever, it was his success then that thing I ever did in my hfe was to
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enabled him to build his hospital.
Margaret Heidenreich appeared
on the scene not long after his
work was established. A registered
nurse from K a h 1 e r Hospital of
Mayo Clinic in Nicaragua, Dr.
marry her—immediately.” Accord
ing to our local authority on this
matter, they were engaged within
one week and married not long
afterwards. The Thaelers now have
three children.

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