Chapel Committee Work Hard Planning
And Improving Assembly Programs
Every Tuesday and Thursday at
12:10 members of all four classes
file into Memorial Hall for as
sembly. Few students, however,
realize the time, thought, and work
that go into each program. Little
is known about the Chapel Com
mittee. Dr. Gramley and Mrs.
Heidbreder are permanent members
of the Committee and Dr. Byers
was appointed as the faculty repre
sentative for this year. The re
mainder of the Committee is com
posed of students Lynn Ligon,
Student Government vice-presi
dent; Suzanne Taylor, Margi Jam
mer, Kay Pennington, Dot Gray
son, and Louisa Freeman.
The Chapel Committee has had
two meetings to plan this semester’s
assembly programs. Efforts to im
prove the method presently used for
checking into assembly have been
discussed. The Committee also has
tried to find ways to dispense with
some of the noise that always ac
companies the beginning of chapel.
The Chapel Committee is not a
budget organization and therefore
has no way of paying speakers. If
the Committee were a budget or
ganization, its members feel it
could offer better programs for the
students. Occasionally it is neces
sary to pay traveling expenses for
speakers, and in this event Dr.
Gramley secures funds from the
College. Organizations such as the
World Council of Churches some
times write the Committee when
they have a particularly good
speaker who will be in this area,
asking if the Committee would like
the speaker to appear here.
The Committee likes to present
three or four programs centering
on the same general topic; but be
cause of traditional programs such
as Tree Planting and business mat
ters such as class meetings this is
Mr. Bloesch Brings Rich And Varied
Background To Music Department
By Jessica Marlow
A new addition to the music de
partment of Salem College is Mr.
Richard Bloesch, now a resident of
909 South Church Street.
Mr. Bloesch was born in Indiana,
but considers Chicago as his home
town, having lived in and around
Chicago since the age of fifteen.
He attended Elmhurst College in
Elmhurst, Indiana, where as a pre-
ministerial student he had a double
major in philosophy and music.
From Elmhurst he went to Union
Theological Seminary in New York
City where after three years he re-
ceived a Bachelor of Divinity de
gree. The following two years were
spent in Akron, Ohio, where he was
assistant minister at the Evangelical
and Reformed Church there. Re
turning to Union for another two
years, he majored in organ and con
ducting, and received his M. S. M.
(Master of Sacred Music) degree.
During this time he also assumed
positions as choir director and or
ganist with several churches in the
While at Union also, he met and
studied under Elaine Brown, who
later left Union to become director
of the “Singing City” in Philadel
phia. (Mrs. Brown conducted a
choral workshop in Winston-Salem
last year.) “Singing City” is a non
profit, state-chartered organization,
and includes many choruses of vari
ous sizes and types. The choruses
are inter-racial and inter-denomi
national; professionals and non
professionals from all walks of life
participate. Through Mrs. Brown,
Mr. Bloesch became interested in
“Singing City”. He became a mem
ber of her staff there in 1959 where
he remained until coming to Salem.
He conducted several of the “Sing
ing City” choirs, including one at
the Internal Revenue Department,
another for the International Ladies
Garment Workers. He describes
his experiences with “Singing City”
as “most inspirational and reward
Mr. Bloesch has done much in
teresting summer work. In 1952 he
went to Europe as a participant in
a World Council of Churches Work
Camp, where, equipped with pick
and shovel, he admits to “the hard
est work of my life”. He did, how
ever, manage to tour quite a bit,
seeing among other things, many
famous old organs.
During the summer of 1959 Mr.
Bloesch was organist and choir
director at Silver Bay, a YWCA
conference ground in the Adiron-
dacks of New York. While there
he conducted a chorus of one-hund
red and fifty college students which
performed such works as Brahms’
“German Requiem” with orchestral
accompaniment. “In fact”, Mr.
Bloesch commented, “much of my
conducting work happens to have
been with Requiems”. Among
others he has conducted Mozart’s
Requiem at Stanford, Connecticutt.
Other summer work includes the
Willow Grove Methodist Church in
Philadelphia, where he served as
organist and choir director.
Mr. Bloesch is presently dividing
his time between Salem and the
Community Center, his head
quarters as director of the Singers’
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Guild here in Winston-Salem.
Under his direction, the Singers’
Guild, a chorus of approximately
fifty-five voices, will give their
“premiere” concert on October 28
at the Community Concert, a won
derful opportunity for Salemites to
become acquainted with Mr. Bloe
sch, and also to hear some good
Mr. Bloesch describes Salem as
“a lovely place” and adds that “for
a small college, Salem has an un
usually developed music depart
ment.” He seems particularly im
pressed with the “warmth and
friendliness” of Salem girls, a
“slight” contrast from his general
impression of Northern girls.
In answer to the question, “How
long have you been married?”, Mr.
Bloesch, after drawing a deep
breath, exclaimed, “Five years! It
just doesn’t seem that long”. His
wife, Ethel, is originally from St.
During the second semester of
this year, Mr. Bloesch will be as
suming many of Mr. Paul Peter
son’s duties while Mr. Peterson is
on leave of absence.
October 14, ] 960
Treasurer Announces Budget
And New Regulations For Year
The student budget for the school year 1960-1961 has allowed
the following amount of money for each of the listed organi-
ZStlOnS t • j.* di OQO 1 iy
Student Government Association ^
May Day 325.50
Lecture Series 1,388.80
Sights and Insights 4,553.00
Literary Magazine 651.00
Books for all classes will he audited in the summer by the
same firm that audits the school books.
Any organization using checks to pay hills must keep a re
cord of the checks and turn them into the school treasurer.
Members of an organization other than the treasurer who
deposit money should inform the treasurer of the organization
so the hooks will be balanced.
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