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Happy Thanksgiving Sltr SALEM CO.,Lto u.L HArtV oliiM Happy Thanksgiving VOL. XXV. Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 17, 1944. Number 9. McNeely, Gudger Head Court New War Loan Drive Begins 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 ^■fter meals. The goal for Salem College is $2,000. To meet this we must have 100 per cent cooperation of the en tire student body. George Allen 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 friends. 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. Religious Music Is Chapel Topic ELIZABETH GTJDGEE MARY FRANCES McNEELY Music Hour Is Presented 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. National Head 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. Bookstore Day 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. Book Expert Visits Salem 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 College Poetry. 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 dents. 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 Salemite. BOSEMABY CUIVELAND ^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 contestants. 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 others. 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 and Insights. 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 ing room. 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 children. 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. 2>eo(UUte Miss Katherine Bonney, Dean of Women, will spend this week-end in New York. 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 tune, 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. 1944 You loved to linger,—walk in woodland ways And see raindrops or snow upon the window panej You liked to smell: to breathe the fresh spring days; You loved to walk: to stroll a distant lane; You liked to feel a crisp-cool salty breeze: To smell steamed clams, damp sails, old nets, and ropes; You loved to watch the waves of windy seas: To hear the lonely cry of fog-bound boats. I love to watch our full and frosty moon; I hope you feel its haunting rays tonight; Column 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.