Frankie Wins Fulbrightli RS Council For Study In Germanyn""®'^"^®^ 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 are: 1. Band—Marie Stimpson 2. Decorations—Lib Long, Bobbi Morrison, Agnes Smith 3. Refreshment — Anna Yelver- ton, Lynn Robertson 4. Figure—Cathy Gilchrist, Ann Jewell 5. Chaperones — Mary Ann Townsend 6. Tickets — Sally Gillespie, Ann Harris 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 Hall. 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 SaleiTi rmance 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 refectory. 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 majors. 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. Gives Perfo “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 College. Dr. A. D. Thaeler Will Speak For His Daughter Mary’s Commencement — — i *’ UL A r* ^ t* 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 41. TT ^ 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.