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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 17, 1944.
McNeely, Gudger Head Court
New War Loan
On Tuesday, November 21, the 6th
WAE loan drive will start here
at Salem, and continue until Decem
ber 1st. Eepresentatives have been
chosen, and every member of the
student body, faculty, and admini
stration will be approached by tliese
STAMPETTES: Wink Wall, Doris
Little, Peggy Davis, Jane Morris,
Teau Council, Betty Lou Ball, Betsy I
Mieklejohn, Nancy Barrett, and
Dodie Bayley. Miss Brona Nifong
'"'ill approach the faculty.
There will be a War Stamp booth
in Main Hall, and stamps and bonds
■will be on sale in the dining room
The goal for Salem College is
$2,000. To meet this we must have
100 per cent cooperation of the en
tire student body.
To Talk Here
George V. Allen, member of the
United States Department of State,
^ill speak here on November 28 in
the Old Chapel. The meeting, spon
sored by the International Relations,
^lub, is open only to Salem College
students and faculty and their
Mr. Allen is a native of North
Carolina, born in Durham and edu
cated at Duke and Harvard Uni
''ersities. In 1930 he entered the
Foreign Service , and since then has
seen duty in Jamaica, China, Greece,
and Egypt. Last year he went with
Secretary of State Hull to Moscow,
and he remained in the Near East
for the conference between Koose-
'^olt and Churchill at Cairo. At pre
sent, Mr. Allen is serving as chief
of the Division of Middle Eastern
Affairs in the State Department.
Is Chapel Topic
MARY FRANCES McNEELY
At chapel Thursday morning,
November 16, Rev Charles Adams
spoke on the topic “Religious
^Hsie.” Rev. Adams gave a chronol
ogical survey of hymnology since
the beginnings of the Christian era.
The speaker began by discussing
some of the earliest hymns. He out
lined the development of Christian
hymns from those which Christ and
his first followers used, the prac
tice of antiphonal singing, the de-
^'elopment of hymns in the mon
asteries, the mystic fervor and
Sequences of the Middle Ages, and
the effects of the Reformation on
• fihurch music. Then, only mention
ing the intermediate periods. Rev.
Adams discussed the trends in re
cent, modern hymns. He emphasized
that the more recent hymns attempt
to feel the experiences of Christ as
a man and to answer the challenge
that comes to us in our day.
As examples of each advancement
®ev. Adams gave the backgrounds
for a number of hymns which are
still in use today, but date back to
those periods. The assembled stu
dents were referred to their hymnals
to follow the hymns which were
discussed. Rev. Adams led the g;roup
singing a number of these hymns,
among which were “Shepherd of
Tender Youth”, “Christian Dost
"Thou See t'hem”, “All Creatures of
Our God and King,” “A Mighty
I’ortress is Our God,” “Now Thank
^e All Our God,” and others. In
Conclusion he stated that a hymn-
hook is intended to be a thing of
Joy, and everyone will find pleasure
learning to know his hymnal in
timately. Chapel was closed as the
students sang the processional
Lord Through Changing Days”.
The second Music Hour was held
Thursday afternoon at four o’clock
in Memorial Hall. Josephine Mc-
Lauchlin, senior organ major, open
ed the program with ‘ ‘ Concert
Variations on “O Come All Ye
FaithfuJ” by Edmundson. Jean Mc-
New sang the French Song “Ouvre
tres yeux Blues” by Massenet, with
ease and poise. “Serenade of the
Doll” by Debussy played on the
piano by Edna Stafford proved to be
very interesting and enjoyable.
Gwen Mendenhall sang “Pretty
Margaret” by Grieg. Her interper-
tation of this song was very good.
Hazel Slawter, the only harp
major in the Salem School of Music
played “Introspection” by Salzedo.
The Italian Song “Selve Voi” by
Rosa, sung by Betty Lou Ball was
done beautifully. Sara Haltiwanger
played “Impromptu in A Flat” by
Schubert. The finger work and in-
terpertation were skillfully done.
Rebecca Clapp, soprano, sang
“Mignon’a Song” by | S c h u ,b e rt.
“Finale” by Cesar Franck was play
ed on the organ by Prances Cartner.
Her intricate pedal cadenzas were
done exceptionally well. Jane Fra
zier, senior voice major, sang “Let
Me Wander Not Unseen” by Handel,
“toncerto in G Minor” by Mendels
sohn closed the program with Mary
Coons a1 the piano, assisted by Dr.
Charles Vardell at the second piano.
To Talk In City
Eric Johnston, president of the
National Chamber of Commerce,
will speak on Tuesday night,
November 21, at Reynolds Audi
torium. Tickets have been issued
free J:o Salem girls who are interest
ed in hearing him.
Johnston lays no claims on be
ing a thinker. He is preeminently
a middle man—a middle man of
ideas, a believer in the middle road.
Eric started selling newspapers
and running errands when still in
rompers. He worked himself through
high school and the University of
Washington by reporting for news
papers and stevedoring in vacations.
During World War I he was a
Marine Intelligence officer in the
Orient. After the war he sold va
cuum cleaners from door to door.
Since 1944 he has run his businesses,
Columbia Electric Company, Wayne
Burnady Company, and Washington
Brick and Lime Company, by tele
phone from his desk in Washington.
Do your Christmas shopping early!
Yes, but not yet, for Bookstore Day
is coming on November 28, the first
Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On this
day a percentage of all sales at
the Salem Bookstore will be given
to the W. S. S. F. All Salemites are
asked to support this project of the
Y. W. C. A. by planning to buy
their Christmas cards, presents, and
school supplies for both now and
the future on this day.
Poem Bg Sopliomore Wins Honor
Rosemary Cleveland, a sophomore
from Swannanoa, N. C., has been
informed that her poem, “1944,”
has been selected to be published
in the First Annual Anthology of
This anthology is a compilation
made by the National Poetry As
sociation of the finest poetry written’
by American college students. Selec
tions were made from thousands of
poems submitted. The National
Poetry Association, which has head
quarters in Los Angles, undertook
this project in order to stimulate
creative writing and to promote
original thought among college stu
While she was a student at St.
Genevieve’s in Asheville, N. C.,
Rosemary had a poem published
in the National Poetry Association’s
high school anthology. Several of
her poems have appeared in the
^Students Elect Queen, Maid of Honor, Court,
At Elections Held Wednesday and Thursday
Mary Frances McNeely of Mooresville, N. C. was elected as the
1945 May Queen of Salem College on Wednesday night. Elizabeth
Gudger of Asheville, N. C. was selected as her Maid of Honor. Adele
Chase, Frances Crowell, Betty Jean Jones, and Ann Sauls were also
Those who are complimenting the May Queen and her Maid of Honor
on the May Court are Meredith Boaze of Lexington; Teau Council of
Wananish; Barbara Folger of Mount Airy; Julia Garrett of Knoxville;
Helen McMillan of Knoxville; Elizabeth Miller of Concord; Peggy
Nimocks of Fayetteville; Norma Rhodes of Winston-Salem; “Ticka”
Senter of Albemarle; Lou Stack of Fayetteville; Henrietta Walton of
Morganton; and Elizabeth Young of Bocky Mount.
The elections for the May Queen and her Maid of Honor were held
in the Old Chapel on Wednesday night, at 7:30. The May Court elections
were held in the Old Chapel on Thursday night at 8:00.
^ Mary Frances McNeely, the tall
and very gracious senior with the
wide smile, is our 1945 May Queen.
She may be seen “decorating” the
Bitting smokehouse at most any
hour, and that low vibrant laugh
can be recognized above all
Elizabeth Gudger, that bright
and happy bit of mischief from
Asheville, is our Maid of Honor.
Lib”, as she is fondly called, is
the editor of this years’ Sights
The cream of Salem’s beauty
crop is going to fill the May Day
Dell comp May 5th. Meredith Boaze
of the beautiful eyes and the per
fect smile is a member of the court.
Teau Council of Wananish pos.sesses
a fragile beauty and almost perfect
features. Barbara Folger of Mount
-\irj’ has the grace and charm of an
Eighteenth Century china doll.
Julia Garrett of Knoxville, is a
real Southern beauty with coal black
hair and an infectious laugh to
match the devil in her eyes. Helen
McMillan, also of Knoxville, is
the tall delicious blonde, perfectly
feminine in every detail. Elizabeth
Miller of Concord is the striking
brunette with more than enough
poise and ,personality.
Peggy Nimocks of Fayetteville is
the senior with perfectly adorable
features and a dazzling smile, sur-
rotinded by dimples. Norma Rhodes
of Winston-Salem is the diminuitive
and fragile senior with the beauti
ful blonde hair and a beautiful
voice to match. “Ticka” Senter of
Albemarle always looks good
enough to eat. Not to be forgotten
is the grin and the personality that
can’t be beaten.
Mary Lou Stack of Fayetteville
is the perfectly charming Junior
with the eye-catching smile. Tall
and gracious Henrietta Walton with
the divine figure and lovely hair
hails from Morganton.
Last is Elizabeth Young from
Rojky Mount. “Liz” a sophomore,
IS making her second trip down the
hill this year as are “Ticka” and
Henrietta. Helen and Julia are in
the court for their third year.
Miss, Anne Carroll Moore was a
visitor on the Salem Campus Thurs
day, November 16. She lunched with
the majors in Elementary Education
at Corrin Strong Refectory, and from
1:30 to 2:00 she talked informally
to the Salem girls in the club din
Miss Moore lectured on children’s
books and library work with child
ren. Children’s Book week takes on
a new significance this year because
of its world wide interest. Miss
Moore showed midget books publish
ed in England on scraps of paper and
sold to English children for four
cents. These and the other publica
tions of English presses demonstrate
the interest of English publishers
in preserving the joy of books for
Miss Moore served as superinten
dent of work with children at the
New York Public Library from 1904
to 1941, when she retired on Septem
ber 1 after 35 years of service. In
1941 she was awarded the Constance
Lindsay Skinner medal for merit
in the realm of books. She is a
graduate of the School of Library
science, Pratt Institute, and she
holds an honorary degree from the
University of Maine.
Miss Katherine Bonney, Dean of
Women, will spend this week-end in
Miss Jess Byrd, of the English
department, was the speaker at a
meeting of the Winston-Salem Wo
man’s Club on Thursday. Her sub
ject was “Modern Poetry.”
I pray you still sing life a lovely
Though tense and stern, you eye
the far bombsight.
I know, by faith, you will come
back once more.
Through all the death, the grief,
the pain of war.
You loved to linger,—walk in
And see raindrops or snow upon the
You liked to smell: to breathe the
fresh spring days;
You loved to walk: to stroll a
You liked to feel a crisp-cool salty
To smell steamed clams, damp sails,
old nets, and ropes;
You loved to watch the waves of
To hear the lonely cry of fog-bound
I love to watch our full and frosty
I hope you feel its haunting rays
As you now know our religions
emphasis week has been postponed.
Margaret Slattery, on her way to
Salem College, contracted virus
pneumonia in Washington, D. C.
Although she was seriously ill. she
insistec^^upon talking to Mrs. Rond-
thaler on Monday. Margaret Slat
tery herself said that she was a
sick woman, but most of all she
hated inconveniencing all of us
lovable Salem people. If possible.
Miss Slattery said that she would
come in the spring. Mrs. Eondthaler
had flowers sent to her from all of
us. We deeply regret her illness and
hope that she recovers soon.