Z 541 VOL. XVIIl. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1938. Number 16. OPEN FORUM HELD DURING EXPAND ED CHAPEL Thanksgiving Holidays and Cuts System Discussed The entire hour of expanded chapel Wednesday morning was devoted to a discussion of Thanksgiving holi days and the cuts system. Dorothy Hutaff presented a report, made by the faculty and a student committee after careful deliberation and com parison with other schools. She said that there was a possibility that we should have four days for Thanks giving or one day. The condition for four days was the fact that no cuts could be taken just before and after the holidays. After all stu dents showed willingness to follow the decision of the majority, the stu dent body voted unanimously for the four day holiday. Following the vote. Miss Coving ton explained the change in the reg ulations concerning cuts which will be in effect next year, The main provisions are as follows: During the first semester, freshman and new students will have three cuts, not over one in a class. Upper class men and second semester freshmen who have an average of A minus, will receive thirteen cuts; A. four teen cuts; A plus, fifteen cuts; B minus, nine cuts; B, ten cuts; B plus, eleven; C minus, five Cuts; C, six cuts; C plus seven cuts. The number of cuts next year are then to be determined. ROTARIANS’ DAUGHTERS AT SALEM TO BE HONORED Rotary Club To Honor Girls At Luncheon Next Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 the Eotary Club of Winston-Salem will give their weekly luncheon at the Robert B. Lee Hotel in honor of the daughters of Botarians who go to Salem College. After tOie luncheon the Salem girls will be in charge of a short program. The resident students who have been in vited are: Elizabeth Winget of Albemarle; Lucile Stubbs of Lenoir; Buth Schnell of West Point, Ga.; Kelly Ann Smith of Monroe; Ella Walker Hill of Eoanoke, Va.; Lou ise Norris of Durham; Erances Britt of Clinton; Nell Kerns of Durham; Prances Huggins of Leaksville; Germaine Gold of Shelby; Peggy Jones of Charlotte; Helene Straus of Tazewell, Va.; Emma Brown Grant ham of Red Springs; Elouise Sam ple of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Frances Turnage of Ayden; Mary Thomas of Knoxville, Tenn.; Marjorie Powell of Edenton; Dorothy Hutaff of Fayette ville; and Josephine Gribbin of Asheville. GERMAN CLUB MEETS Laura Emily Pitts Presided Wednesday Afternoon at 5:00 o’clock in the Recreation Room of Louisa Wilson Bitting Building, the German Club held its monthly meet ing. Laura Emily Pitts the presi dent, presided. German love songs and poems were read and sung in commemoration of St. Valentine’s Day, by several of the club members. Valentine games, many of which were written by Mrs. Arlen Curley, sponsor, were enjoyed by those who attended. Approximately eighteen members were present. SALEM’S POST OFFICE HISTORY Has Been Located On Main Street For Several Years Salem, as a community and as a college, has, as we are all more than well aware, a long and checkered and interesting history in various fields. And have you ever wondered what is its post office-history ? Well, I did; and here’s what I could find when I hunted up six “likely sources of information” on the cam pus. All six of these “sources” were people, and just think what I would have found if I had gone to the old “Salemites” and to their predecessors The Academy and to the five other people whom my six suggested that I go to see; but this article had to be finished before next week, so I had to stop with this: Miss Sallie Vest gave me a whole page of “way-back” history. She went even back before her own time to tell me that the little Public School Music Building, that was torn down last spring to make room for our new library, was once the post office for the town of Salem. Salem College or, and, and Salem Academy has always gotten its mail from the Salem town post-office; so our mail once came from The Little Red School House. The first post office that Miss Vest remembers, as a little girl, was in the building which is between the Arden Farm Store and the Widow’s House. The post office was in the northern end of the building; there was a drug store in the southern end, and the commissioner’s office was upstairs. Then for a while the post office was in the building with big columns which is next to Welfare’s. At one time it was in the Belo House, and later it moved up Main Street, still on that side of the street, to about the middle of the coffee pot block. From there it was moved across the street to the middle of the block in which Truelove’s Dry Cleaning Plant now is. Mrs. Meinung’s father, Mr. Ormsby, was postmaster while the post office was there, and he was postmaster for awhile after it moved back across the street to the building next to Truelove’s, which was then a drug store. And Salem’s post office’s last move, to date, was when, on June 1, 1927, it moved into the little building across the street where it is now. A Mr. Jones owned the property on which that group of little stores stands; and a Mr. Fogle bought the property, tore down the stores that were there, and built the present ones. The first thing to oc cupy his new stores was Salem’s post office. For years and years Ch^^rlie Sheeks, a negro employee here, has gotten our mail from the town post office and brought it to the campus. He used to bring it down from the building next to Truelove’s, and he (Continued on Page Six) HISTORY CLUB TO MEET TUESDAY Rev. Douglais Rights Will Speak Rev. Douglas Rights of Trinity Moravian Church will speak to the History Club at their meeting Tues day evening in Louisa Wilson Bitting Building. Mr. Rights is President of the Wachovia Historical Society and is particularly interested in un covering and studying Indian history and customs. He has made an in teresting collection of Indian relics for the Wachovia Museum. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting and hear his illustrated lecture on “Scenes Along the Yadkin River.” DR. GROVES’ LECTURE MUSIC NEWS CKOEAIi ENSEMBLE ENTEE- TAiNS littij: symphony Sentinel Staff Photo DR. GROVES A little man dodged the welcome committee and wandered around the campus, Friday evening, February the eleventh, because he fooled us and came on the bus instead of the train. This lone man, who was ac tually Dr. Groves, found his way to the recreation room of Louisa Wil son Bitting Building where he gave an enlightening lecture to juniors and seniors. His topic for the first talk was “The Approach to Mar riage” and the next topic will be “Preparation for Marriage.” The lecture culminated in an ear nest discussion during which stu dents presented problems and ques tions about love, courtship, and mar riage to Dr. Groves for his wise so lution and sound advice. Members of the Little Symphony were dinner guests of the Choral Ensemble, in the College Dining Room, Tuesday evening, February 15, and after the concert were overnight guests of various members of the Choral Club. Saturday evening, February 19, at Carnegie Hall, a concert of the American Guild of Musical Artists will be given. Artists who will be on this program are Lawrence Tib- bett, Gladys Swarthout, Helen Jep son, Jose and Ampara Iturbi, Jascha Heiftes, Pinna, Martinello, Rose Bampton, Bonelli, CascaBo, Fagel, and Marjorie Lawrence. The cantata by Serge Prokofieff, written for the 20th Anniversary of Soviet Russia, is ready and will be heard in U. S. S. R. sometime in early April. This work is of great intrest because it must be played by four instrumental and 2 choral groups consisting of about 500 performers. There will be a full symphony, a military band, a band of Russian accordions and a percussion band. The only soloist at the Mozart j concert in the famous Mozarteum in Salzburg, August 6, will be Ma- jorie McClung, young American lyric soprano, graduate of the Uni versity of Michigan. SCHERZO IN “BE SHARP’ 31. Name the Keyboard in a pipe- organ. 32. What is the military signal at daybreak called? 33. What is the military signal at nightfall called? 34. What wind instrument utilizes the reed mouthpiece of a clari net? 35. By what name is an instrumen talist of masterly technique who demonstartes his skill pub licly, known? 36. Give the name for a mechanical device that marks time. (Continued on Page Two) MAY DAY PLANS ARE UNDERWAY Original and Attractive Program Promised Now that the first crocuses are up and spring no longer seems to hope lessly far away, it cannot be out of order to bring up a subject that will soon be of tremendous importance to us all — that is. May Day at Salem. Exciting things have been going on behind our very backs. While the rest of us have had our noses glued to books and things, Margaret Briggs and her committees have been mys teriously bustling around plotting and planning and pulling all sorts of rabbits out of hats. First of all, the pageant, which is Brigg’s literary offspring, is fin ished and ready for action. The dances are to be under the direction of Miss Grace Carpenter, assisted by Edith Rose. B. 0. Dunford, of the graduating class of ’37 is composing original music for the occasion. The making o fthe costumes is to be tak en up as a project of the Home Economics Club of which Charlotte King is president. It looks as if the situation is very well under control! Harmonious, a musical society in Bergen, Norway, has been given 200,000 kronen by the estate of Ed ward Grieg, and his wife. “Beethoven” by Hugo Von Hof- mannathal, which consists of the Beethoven lecture given by the au thor at Zurich in 1920 has been pub lished in Vienna, where it is issued in a bibliphile edition. Bach’s “Mass in B minor” will be given under Albert Stoessel’s direc tion at Carneigie Hall, March 1. Albert Spalding will play the Mendelssohn violin concerto in Elizabeth, N. J., February 23, with the Elizabeth Philharmnoic Orches tra. Baden, near Vienna, one of Bee thoven’s favorite country resorts, where he wrote part of the Ninth Symphony and some of his later works, has formed a Beethoven As sociation to sponsor at the beginning of each September as International Beethoven week. INTERESTING PROGRAM GIVEN AT MUSIC HOUR Students of the School of Music presented the following representa- (Continiied on Page Five) Saturday, February 19 — Academy Senior Dinner. I. R. S. Dance for new out-of-state girls. Monday, February 21 — Students’ recital in Memorial Hall at 8:30, by Miss Mary Jones’ pupils. Tuesday, February 22 — Luncheon given by Rotary Club, for Salemites who are daughters of Rotarians. Rev. Douglas Rights speaks to History Club, at 7:00 P. M. Thursday, February 24 — Miss Tucker’s high school pupils present music hour, in Memorial Hall, at 4:00 P. M. Friday, February 25 — Dr. Groves talks to Juniors and Seniors. Saturday, February 26 — Junior-Freshman dance. KATHERINE JANE HANES CLUB TO ATTEND MEETING State Home Economic Clubs Will Hold Meeting at Salis bury, February 19th Saturday, February 19, the Kath erine Jane Hanes Club will go to Salisbury to attend the State Meet ing of The Home Economics Clubs. The members will leave Saturday morning returning that night. A Greyhound bus has been chartered for the occassion. The meeting is to be held at Catawba College. Two college clubs, Catawba and Salem, have each been asked to dramatise an outstanding program of the year. The Katherine Jane Hanes Club will present the meeting that was given on hobbies. Miss Evelyn McCarty will be the speak- L R. S. TO GIVE DANCE New Out-of-State Students Honored The big event of this week-end, at least as far as new girls are con cerned, will be the I. R. S. dance. This gala affair will take place in the recreation room of Louisa Wil son Bitting Building on Saturday night at eight-thii'ty. To it the I. R. S. Council invites all new girls, who come from out of the state, and their senior advisors. Here’s your chance girls (if you haven’t had one before now), to make a hit with the local lads and even though they aren’t Virginians, New Yorkers, or Texans, you will probably agree that they are pretty nice. Music will be furnished by fifteen different orches tras (in the form of a nickelodeon), and refreshments will be served. UTTLE SYMPHONY GIVES UNUSUAL CONCERT Sponsored By Choral Ensemble An unusual and interesting con- cert was presented by the Little Symphony of Michigan under the able direction of Thor Johnson, Feb ruary 15 in Memorial Hall. The thirteen members of the Symphony showed excellent technique, precision and balance of tone throughout the performance. Mr. Johnson, the efficient and able conductor, a native of Winston- Salem, proved himself worthy of the praise which recently won for him a year’s study in Europe, The program was as follows: Sinfonia in E flat major J. 0. Bach Concerto in D, Major for Flute Mozart Soloist: John Krell Five Russian Folk Songs, from Op. 58 Liadov Allegretto Scherzando, from “Dixtner in D minor” Dubois Vigil of the Guardian Angel Pierne Overture in D, to “Cephale et Procris” Gretry Two encores were enthusiastically received by the oudience. The Little Symphony was spon sored by the Salem College Choral Ensemble.