North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, May 8, 1959
luniors Present
In Honor Of Senior Class
the rising senior class, Grace Wal
ker, it is “really going to be some
thing ex-tra special this year”.
The Old Town Country Club will
be' the setting for this banquet to
be held next Wednesday, May 13,
at 6:00. The junior class under
the leadership of the committee
heads has been working hard to
make this Junior-Senior the best
yet. Frances Jennette is over-all
. chairman, Joan Brooks is entertain
ment chairman, and Louise Adams
SNEA Inducts
New Members
Next T uesday
SNEA will feautre the induction
of 45 new junior members and the
installation of officers Tuesday,
May 12, in Old Chapel at 6:30 p.m.
Officers for the coming year are:
Ann Beck, president; Vera Britt,
vice-president; and Mary Scott
Best, parliamentarian.
The Children’s Literature Class
will present a “shadow-graph”, and
a puppet and marionette show. Re
freshments will be served.
Time for Salem’s traditional Jun- land Gwen Dickerson are in charge
ior-Senior Banquet is here again Ff transportation and place, re-
and according to the president of spectively. Vera Britt is chairman
of the decorating committee.
Miss Byers and Dr. Welch, class
advisors, are planning to contribute
fb the entertainment, and their ap
pearance is certain to add to the
program. Even the menu has been
planned to be in keeping with this
special event.
The plans for the Junior-Senior
do sound “extra special” this year,
and every junior and senior can be
assured of a wonderful evening with
good food and entertainment.
Jazz Authority
Talks In Chapel
The freshman class will present
Judge Rich Fryer as speaker for
.their chapel program Thursday,
May 14. He is from Greensboro
and is a distinguished N. C. Super
ior Court Judge.
In addition to being a judge, he
is an authority on jazz. It is this
subject on which the program will
be based. Judge Fryer plays jazz
records and then explains their
meaning to his audience. He adds
his own talent to the program by
playing a saxaphone.
Seniors Exhibit Individual
Styles In Art Creation
At this time each year all the
senior art majors put on a repre
sentational showing of their work.
The class of ’59 has five girls who
are putting on an exhibit now.
Susan McIntyre, from Lumber-
ton, N. C., is exhibiting in the Stu
dent Center. Her work consists of
nine oils, a statue, various forms
of graphic art, an enamel painting,
..and four water colors. She also is
displaying a portion of her sketch
book, and the transfer of some of
these sketches into her oil paintings
can be seen. Some of her work is
completely non-objective, and much
of it has an abstract quality al
though none could be classified as
true abstraction.
The other exhibits are in Main
Margaret Taylor, from Kinston,
N. C., is showing seven oils, five ink
drawings, and five water colors.
She has concentrated on composi
tion rather than subject matter,
stressing movement of form, using
varied techniques of texture. Her
water colors are concerned pre-
dominently with the technique of
working quickly for a design effect.
Elizabeth Smith, from Rocky
Mount, N. C., has on display four
oil paintings, six water colors, seven
pieces of graphic art, and some
ceramic work. Two of her oils are
done in warm colors, one in cool
colors, and one in a combination of
both. She likes to experiment with
both color and the medium itself.
Freshman Plan
The faculty has granted cuts for
a Wednesday afternoon in October
so that the plans for a revised Rat
Week may be carried out. On
Thursday, April 30, the student body
gave a vote of confidence for this
new plan which would shift the
emphasis from ratting to organized
group activities. The name of this
event would also be changed. Now
that the faculty has given their ap
proval and the cuts, the final plan
may be worked out.
In October, oira Monday, the rules
will be announced to the freshmen
in assembly. On Tuesday, prepara
tions for the field day and the pro
duction will be completed. Since
cuts are now permitted, ..Wednesday
afternoon will be devoted to a field
day including athletic events and
some recreational activities. The
Wednesday night; following this a
production will be presented on
freshman-sophomore party will
conclude the whole program.
The Salemite
The Salemite is now offering sub
scriptions to the 1959-1960 issues to
all graduating seniors or transfer
students. The price will be $3.50.
The Salemite will be mailed to you
free of charge every week during
the school year, except vacations
and exam time.
A subscription to the Salemite
will be an easy way to ke’ep in
touch with your friends in the stu
dent body and the faculty, as well
as a means of knowing when such
events as the Senior Follies, the
Rat Week production, or recitals
are being held. If you want to
know the student opinion on cam
pus, as well as items of interest to
alumnae, you must read the Salem
ite each week.
Contact Betsey Guerrant, the
business manager, for your sub
Margaret Fletcher Gives
Senior Recital, May II
A miracle is in process in the i from 1:30 to 5:00. And to add to
music building. Margaret Fletcher this predicament, she has a test
is giving a senior piano recital on and a term paper assigned for the
only one hour of credit! The usual day after the recital. But Mar-
amount of credit given for one garet wanted to perform and she
semester is three hours; for the has planned a difficult and interest-
degree, four hours credit is
Another problem is that she
Margaret Fletcher
had to practice teach from the be
ginning of the semester up to two
weeks before the recital is sche
duled. This means that she taught
from 8:00 to 12:30; went to class
mg program.
She opens with a Tausig trans
cription of the Bach D minor Toc
cata and Fugue. The Beethoven
j Sonata in A flat, opus 26 does not
follow the usual sonata form in
that the first movement is a theme
and variations, not the usual
After intermission she will play
the Rand, Jeux Deau and Franck’s
Frelude, Chorale, and Fugue, a
work that has not been performed
at Salem in some time.
The recital will be May 11 at
In her hometown, Elkin, Mar
garet studied with Mrs. William
I Waring, a Salem graduate. She
gave a recital her senior year.
At Salem she studied with Willis
Stevens for three years; when he
left to do more graduate work, she
began to study with Mr. Heide-
mann. She gave a sophomore re
cital also.
This summer she will have close
association with famous musicians
at Tanglewood, the summer camp
sponsored by the Boston Sym
Dansalems Perform For
TV Audience Thursday
For the last performance of the be used creatively for the inform-
year the Dansalems will present a
fifteen minute television program
on WSJS on Thursday, May 14 at
1:30 o’clock. The dual purpose is
to entertain the public, as well as
to inform them about Modern
Debby McCarthy will demon
strate how locomotion, axial move
ments, falls and floor patterns can
Gard©n Council Sponsors
18th Century “Holiday ’
■ :■ .
History Society
Elects Easley
New President
Fhi Alpha Theta, national honor-
, ary history society,, recently elected
J;#:. officers for next year. Caroline
,'pEasley of Rock Hill, S. C. was
elected president. Da. Africa was
.^elected sponsor for the group. Phi
Alpha Theta plans to hold several
tiopen meetings next year to promote
interest in the study of history on
Joy Ferkins, from Stokes, N. C.,
has on exhibit ten water colors, six
ink sketches and about eight oils
.Her work is mainly concerned with
color and design. She strongly ob
jects to titling her pictures. She
wants to spectators to see in her
pictures whatever they feel, not
what her idea was, and a title might
change their interpretation.
Feggy Newsome, from Winston-
Salem, N. C., likes to work in water
colors and ink, and her exhibit con
sists mainly of work in these me
diums. She also is showing three
oils and some ceramic pieces. Some
of her work shows her preference
for an oriental influence, but she
tries to experiment in as many
techniques as possible. Her main
purpose in painting is pleasure.
Asked if any of their work is for
sale, most of the girls answered
with a hopeful “yes”.
By Barbara Alman
Amidst the gleam and flickering
of candlelight, Salem Tavern be
came the axis around which re
volved May Holiday, the second an
nual 18th century Salem Fair.
Sponsored by the Winston-Salem
Council of Garden Clubs, the ex
hibition Wednesday and Thursday
promoted interest in Old Salem as
well as raised additional funds to
maintain the council’s community
Among the institutions supported
by this organization are Old Salem
Restoration and Tanglewood Ar
boretum. The group also under
takes beautification designs such as
the recent planting of trees and
shrubs along Coliseum Drive.
Adding to 18th century air hover
ing around the Tavern, a Moravian
attired woman played Germanic
melodies on the harpsicord. Her
traditional costume was a simple
brown dress accented with a white
embroidered satin bertha and a
snugly fitting cap of white lace with
a pale blue ribbon tie. The blue
ribbon denoted her status as a mar
ried woman. Widowed women wore
white ribbons, single sisters pink,
and little girls cherry red. The
musician’s dress must have indi
cated that she was a lady of con
siderable wealth, probably a visitor
to the community. The village wo
men generally confined their dress
to extreme simplicity—drab colors
of brown, grey, blue or black for
the most part, with a white ker
chief at the neck.
Behind the tavern across a stone
terrace bordered by geraniums the
exhibit booth area showed all the
finery of a county fair. Lighted
by oil burning torch lamps the mid
way was surrounded by stands
“strickly for the birds,” where bird
houses and seed were sold, and also
antique sales, bake sales and other
fair-like concessions were operated.
Fandora of New York entertained
the children with a trained monkey
and dog show and with burro rides.
A German band and Salem College
Choral Ensemble performed at the
fair, and Jim Ball, professional
auctioneer with a national tobacco
■firm, auctioned blankets.
May Holiday was not confined to
the Tavern and its fair grounds,
however. The horticultural show
at the Old Salem Fire House and
open houses and gardens through
out the city constituted another
facet of the event.
ative portion of the show.
The prayer of unmarried girls,
“Saint Catherine” will be danced
by Alta Lu Townes, Marjorie Foy-
les, Ann Fretwell, Judy Shannon
and Linda Seay. Another poem,
Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold
>vill be interpreted by Jean Kane.
Joan Brooks will be narrator for
both poems.
As a contrast, “Schizophrenic”
will show how proper dance forms
I can be used to express motion.'
Peggy Brown is the ‘Schizophrenic’
with Susan Lloyd portraying her
mirror reflection.
The finale will be a dance entitled
“Nautical Vision”. Alta Lu Townes,
Sara Lou Richardson and Jane
Pendleton are sailors; Susan Lloyd
is the Spanish dancer.
On May 11 the Dansalems will
get away from dancing for a while
with a picnic at Miller Park. Dr.
Welch, whose invaluable help made
the Speaking Chorus possible, will
be a guest of the club. The presi
dent, Alta Lu Townes, will give a
summary of the year’s activities.
Mrs. Amy Heidbreder, Dean of
Students, will speak at the Mo
ther’s Day Vesper Service this Sun
day night. May 10. Her topic will
be on what it means to be a
mother. Vespers will be held at
6:00 in the Day Student Center.
Everyone is cordially invited to at

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