Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, May 13, 1960
Battle Stars In Little Theatre
Production Or 'Anything Goes’
So you think Miss Battle can
sing, do you? Well, here’s a slight
surprise for you—the Little Theatre
does! She has the lead in Any
thing Goes wich will open here in
Winston-Salem on Saturday, May
14 and again on Tuesday, the 17th,
running through the 21st. The
riotous musical, which opened in
1934 with Ethel Merman in the lead,
was written by Guy Bolton and
P. J, Wodehouse, with music by
The great, famous, well-known,
remarkable Barbara Battle will play
the part of Reno Sweeney, an
evangelist turned night club singer.
Billy Croker, a broker turned dis
guise artist, is played by Jack Arm
strong, while Billy’s girl friend,
Hope Harcourt, will be portrayed
by Bobbie Lee Wilson. The fourth
major role, Moonface Martin, “pub
lic enemy No. 13”, will be played by
Tom Pullen. The multitude of mis
taken identities take place on board
a ship crossing the Atlantic.
Doris Pardington, who has done
a wonderful job of directing in such
remarkable productions as Amphy-
trion 38, will aso direct Anything
Goes. Johnny Smith, whom we all
know from the hat shop on Main
Street and from The Boy Friend,
will do the choreography, and Bob
Mayer and Paul Snyder from Rey
nolds High School will direct the
Awards, certificates, prizes. Dr.
Gramley, and seniors mark the at
tractions in Closing Assembly Mon
day. . .
Aside from the fact that it is a
required chapel, it is one which
students are anxious to attend.
Vickie Sims will announce Pier
rette Players awards. Dr. Hixon
plans to recognize foreign students
with certificates of study at Salem,
and later, to announce the winners
of the President’s prizes.
Miss Marsh, representing the
Alumnae Association, will announce
the Katherine B. Rondthaler Award
winners. This honor is offered an
nually for outstanding creative work
in the fields of writing, music, and
fine arts as a memorial to the for
mer president’s wife, Mrs. Rond
Dr. Gramley plans to present the
H. A. Pfohl Awards which are
given annually in two categories.
(1) $100 to the senior student who
exemplifies strong campus citizen
ship, Christian character, loyalty,
and effective service to the College,
and (2) $100 to the faculty member
who has demonstrated sound ser
vice, loyalty, Christian influence,
and effective teaching.
During closing assembly^ seniors
receive the Pledge of Participating
Citizenship — a clear reminder of
their responsibility in the work-a-
musical portion on the production.
Just $1.50 will admit you to the
Salem College reserved seat section
on Tuesday night, if you’ve made
your reservations, and prices for
adults are $2.50 per ticket. You
and your steady short of entertain
ment Saturday night? Why not do
something refreshing and different
—go see Anything Goes.
Evelyn Vincent, a student of
Dean Clemens Sandresky, will pre
sent her graduating piano recital
Monday, May 16, at 8:30 p.m. in
Memorial Hall. This is her fare
well to Salem, and a big event in
her life; in addition, the perform
ance is bound to be excellent, so
let’s all plan to attend if at all
The opening selection will be
Bach’s “Toccata in E Minor”. The
following group, “Pour le Piano
by Debussey, 'includes a “Prelude”,
“Sarahande”, and “Toccata”. Con
tinuing with three Chopin composi
tions—“Mazeuka in Minor”,
and “Nocturne in D flat Major,”
Evelyn will conclude with “Con
certo in C Minor” by Mozart.
Evelyn is a member of a musical
family, headed by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter D.' Vincent of
Danville, Virginia. Also included
are two sisters, Jean and Carol, and
a brother, Ben.
Evelyn began studying piano at
the age of six when, as she recalls,
“I was too small to reach the floor.”
She has worked in various camps
during the summers since she was
sixteen, spending one summer at
Transylvania Music Camp where
she studied voice. Last summer she i
studied organ and voice at the Uni
versity of Colorado.
Evelyn is a candidate for a Bach
elor of Arts degree with a piano
major and a minor in English.
While at Salem she has been Presi
dent of I. R. S„ Treasurer of the
“Y”, a member of the Order of the
Scorpion, and has held offices in
the Choral Ensemble and Music
Evelyn’s talents also include danc
ing and acting. For the past two
years she has been choreographer
for the May Day Committee and
last fall played the leading role of
Polly Brown in the Pierrettes pre
sentation of The Boy Friend.
This summer Evelyn hopes to at
tend a Choral workshop in Chau
tauqua, New York where she will
study voice and choral conducting.
She has applied to several private
schools as music and dance director
for next year.
Good luck, Evelyn! We’ll all be
pulling for you, both at your re
cital Monday and next year.
Bishop Spaugh, Dr. Spencer, Jr.
Will Be Graduation Day Speakers
As seniors are preparing for the
close of their final year at Salem,
two distinguished men are prepar
ing to honor them on graduation
day. Bishop Herbert Spaugh of
Charlotte will give the Salem Col
lege baccalaureate address at 11 am
Sunday, May 29 in Home Moravian
Church, and Dr. Samuel R. Spencer,
Jr., President of Mary Baldwin
College, will give the commence
ment address at three p.m. in Me
morial Hall on the same day.
Bishop Spaugh has been pastor
of The Little Church on the Lane
in Charlotte since 1924, and was
elected a Bishop of the Moravian
Unity in 1959. In addition to his
Wake Forest Offers Beginning
Russian For Salem Students
Wake Forest College offers Salem
students an opportunity to take a
course in elementary Russian on an
invitational basis next y'ear.
The class, taught by Professor
Keith Hitchins, extends for six se
mester hours credit and will be
given from 8-8 :S5 a.m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Since total enrollment is limited
to . 25, it is probable that Salem
participation will also be limited.
Any student wishing to apply for
this course must see Miss Simpson>
recorder, for a drop-add card, after
which she must obtain approval
from her advisor. Salem will give
•credit for the course, and no ad
ditional charge will be made since
it is an invitation extended by
Wake Forest. Each student must
arrange her own transportation,
Dean Wilson of Wake Forest
stated that the course is designed
to teach the essentials of Russian
grammar and the reading of ele-
mantary text materials.
The Office of the Academic Dean
reminds students that all work must
be turned in by 6 p.m. Tuesday,
May 17, the day before Reading
After exams, semester grades will
not be given to students by faculty
or offices. Reports of final grades
will be mailed to student’s homes
June 1. Seniors will be notified of
their grades in case re-exams are
Closing of College
Students received full information
in their mail boxes this week con
cerning the procedure for the clos
ing of college. In order to simplify
a'hd expediate the process, the of
fice requests that students read the
instructins carefully and follow
Salem College faculty voted Mon
day to accept three proposed cirri-
culum changes for 1960-61.
A major in art will require a total
of 24 semester hours above Art 100
which is not always taken by
majors, depending on the degree of
their previous training and ex-
A major in economics and socio
logy must total 30 semester hours.
This change will enable the student
interested primarily in sociology to
obtain 24 hours in sociology plus
the basic course (101-102) in eco
nomics. The same situation applies
to economics students, allowing
them 24 semester hours in their
field above the required 201 202
The faculty agreed to complete
reorganization for the music theory
course. Music 1-2. Next year it
will be given in three divisions;
Music 1-2, six semester hours of
theory; Music 3-4, one semester
hour of sight singing; and Music
, 5-6, one semester hour of dictation.
Graduation weekend is an acti
vity-filled three days for the list
of graduates which includes 5?
Commencement exercises Sunday
afternoon are the grand finale of
the rehearsal prelude which begins
Friday morning. May 27, with com
mencement music practice in Old
Chapel from 11:45-12:30. Rehear
sals resume at 1:30 in Home Mo
ravian Church with Baccalaureate
Induction into the Alumnae As
sociation takes place Saturday
morning, followed by an Alumnae
Luncheon at 12:30 in the College
Saturday night the School of
Music presents the commencement
concert at 8:30 in Memorial Hall.
Baccalaureate services Sunday
morning in Home Moravian Church,
luncheon on campus, commencement
exercises, and another class passes
through the, portals.
duties as Bishop and pastor. Dr.
Spaugh writes a syndicated column,
“Every Day Counselor”, and con
ducts evening classes in prayer and
the psychology oh everyday living.
Since his wife and daughter are
alumnae of Salem and he was once'
a music student and trustee here,
Dr. Spaugh has a great interest in
Dr. Spenser, a historian, is a for
mer Dean of Students at Davidson
College. He is the author of De
cision for War, 1917 and Booker T.
Washington and the Negro’s Place
in American Life. Dr. Spenser re
ceived his Bachelor of Arts degree
from Davidson College and his
Master of Arts and Doctor of Phil
osophy degrees from Harverd Uni
Two very learned men, and well
worth hearing, you seniors, and all
those who will be fortunate enough
to stay over until graduation!
John Mueller will present a re
cital on the Flentrop organ Tues
day night. May 17, at 8:30 p.m. in
Mr. Mueller will begin his pro
gram with a set of variations on
“My young life will come to an
End” by Sweelink. Sweelink was
a Dutch composer, 1562-1621, to
whom the real beginning of idio
matic keyboard playing can per
haps be attributed. “Chorale in E
Major” by Franck is next on the
program, followed by “Fantasy in
F Minor” by Mozart. This latter
piece was originally written for a
musical clock containing a mechani
cal organ which played the piece
as it chimed the hour.
The rest of the selections will be
from Bach. These will be two
chorale preludes. The first of these,
“Sleepers Wake! A voice is call
ing” was originally written in a
cantata and was arranged by Bach
for the organ; the second, “Come
Saviour of the Nations”, is an ad
vent chorale prelude. The program
will conclude with Bach’s “Prelude
and Fugue in D Major”.
This will be our last opportunity
to hear Mr. Mueller until the fall
of 1961, when he will return to
Salem after spending a year in
Germany on a Fulbright scholar
ship. He and his wife will sail
July 23 for Germany, where he will
study organ under Helmut Walcha
at the Hochschule de Musik in
Pierrette Players will produce
Jean Paul Sartre’s one act drama
No Exit first semester next year:
Try outs will be held in the early
The play is the story of two men
and a woman in a room which is
their Hell. There is an open door
so that they can escape, but they
lack the courage to face the, un
known beyond the door. The play
centers on the three characters and
Sartre is a 20th century French
writer who also writes novels and
philosophical books. No Exit was
first presented in Paris in May,
Pierrettes plan to use a construc-
tivistic set for this modern play.
No Exit has been called revolution
ary. Read the play this summer
and come to try outs next fall.
The junior cass will sponsor the
traditional hatburning c e r e m o r y
Monday at 10:15 on the athletic
The juniors make hats of frivolity
on which they place such things
as time lines, practice hours, term
papers, and labs. They then burn
these hats as a symbol of giving;'
up their frivolities and gripes to be
dignified seniors. After these hats
are burned, the seniors take off
their caps and gowns and help the
juniors put them on for the first
The junior class will practice for
the ceremony at 5:15 on Monday.
They will also wear their hats to
supper on Monday.
Everyone is invited to come.