North Carolina Newspapers

Number 4.
Mr. Higgins Talks
On Munitions
Flaetories producing such materials
as rayon and dye-stuffs are poten
tial munition plants, Mr. Charles
H. Higgins, head of Salem’s science
department told us in a chapel talk
Tuesday morning. He used as his
topic for discHssion “Munitions of
Peace and Munitions of War.”
Germany has led the world in the
manufacture of substitutes for basic
war materials, he said. Substitutes
for rubber have been successfully
produced from a gas and oil from
corn. Coal can be chemically treat
ed to produce a substitute for gaso
line. But all nations are using the
eame plan of double -use of chemi
cal factories.
At the outbreak of war, plants
that have been engaged in the manu
facturing of peace-time products
quickly become factories of muni
tions of all kinds.
Smokeless powder is produced by
the machines that manufactured ray
on and its by-products. A similar
situation is found in dye-stuff fac
tories, whose powers may quickly be
turned to the production of high ex
Kitty McKoy and Sara Barnum
played a hard-fought tennis match
Wednesday afternoon, with McKoy
winning two straight sets 6-3; 10-8.
MeKoy led all the w^ay in the first
set, but the second set was like a
see saw with first one girl ahead,
then the other. When the see-sawing
finished, McKoy was on top with a
tennis-tourndment victory.
The finals of the upperclassman
tournament were completed Friday
Morning with Sue Forrest and Cath
erine Harrell defeating Sallie Emer
son and Buth Schnedl. Three sets
were played: the scores were 6-2, 1-6,
C-2. Heres to the winners!
Because of the great world impor
tance of the war, perhaps Salem
Wants to know a little more about
it. For that reason weji^'ill print,
from time to time, short articles on
a non-political view, of Europe’s
German Draws Sentence
For Soap Hoarding
Berlin—The first conviction under
wartime regulations against hoard
ing of staples was reported today
from Hamburg.
Tried in Summary Court on
charges of hoarding soap and other
laundry articles valued at 70 marks
(about $28). Gustav Schmidt, 53 was
sentenced to eighteen months’ im
Under the present rationing sys
tem, every German receives one stick
of shaving soap every five months
and about a quarter pound of laun
dry soap monthly.
Dr. Wenhold
Conducts Interesting
Chapel Trip
Dr. Lucy Wenhold, head of the
Modern Language Department of
Salem, presented in Wednesday
chapel a talk on her recent trip to
the West Indies and South America.
The two most intresting places
were Haiti and Surinam. Hjaiti,
an island east of Cuba, is the sec
ond largest of the West Indies is
lands and probably the most beau
tiful. It is divided into two negro
and mulatto republics.
S'anta Domingo, the first white set
tlement of the new world, is a very
picturesque city when approached
from the water. Upon close view
one notices that it is really rather
slovenly. There is, nevertheless, a
distinct charm about the place.
Haiti is really a land of mystery.
Its soul is the soul of the black man.
At night one can hear the beating
of drum.s, calling the followers of
the Voodoo religion. The Haitian
language is a strange one — it has
no rules of grammar. This lan
guage barrier between the natives
and the higher class, who speak
French, is very distinct and un
conquerable. Music in Haiti is also
apparently without rule, form, or de
sign. The instruments are crude, but
somehow the players manage to keep
together and play with surprising
lack of discord.
Surinam, the northernmost city on
Dr. Wenhold’s summer trip, is a very
interesting one. Because the land is
very low the houses aje built up on
piles. A great asset is the very
beautiful Surinam, river. Dutch is
the language spoken in Surinam;
and Dr. Wenhold, even with French,
Portugese, Spanish, and English at
her command, was at a loss to con
verse with tie people there. The
houses are clean looking, attractive,
and open. On the streets of the
city itself one is astonished at t^e
variety of nationalities with their
colorful clothes — Dutch, Javanese,
Hindu, Chinese, Duteh-Portugese,
Jew.s, town negroes and occasional
bush negroes whose beliefs and prac
tices are much the same as the Hai
Often asked why she prefers to
travel S'outh, Dr. Wenhold explains
that North Americans have much to
offer these countries. Europe, estab
lished in her own culture and civili
zation, does not welcome suggestions
from abroad. The problems of
South America are much the same as
ours, we being in the same hemi
sphere. It is our responsibility to
take an interest in and help our
Southern neighbors.
Senior Swing
Tomorrow Night
On Saturday night, October 14, at
8:30 o’clock, the first “Senior
Swing” of the year will be in ses
sion. For the benefit of the new stu
dents, this ‘ ‘ Senior Swing ” is an
informal dance given by the Seniors
in the Recreation Room of Louisa
Bitting Building. There is a small
admission fee of ten cents per girl
and fifteen cents per girl, plus date.
Every one is invited, and we guar
antee a good time for all!
Salem's Student
London Movies Open
During Day
London—London’s West End—the
British Broadway — regained a lit
tle of its war-lost gaiety today with
the reopening of movies for daytime
But even though the familiar
bright lights flashed until dusk there
^as a reminder that it was wartime
watchers and air raid
standing by at each theatre.
(Continued on Page Three)
A group of Salem Academy stu
dents left this week on the first of
the series of histarical trips to be
made during the year.
The girls and their faculty chap
erones were entertained in Martins
ville, Va., by Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
Simmons, parents of Miss Charlotte
Simmons, who was on the tour.
The trip included a night at Nat
ural Bridge, Va., and one at Char
At Lexington, Va., the girls were guests of Major and Mrs.
J. M. Frav, who are parents of Miss
Elizabeth Fray, a student at the
Saturday afternoon the group
visited Monticello and the Massa-
nutten Caverns.
Returning home the girls and fac
ulty members visited Sweet Briar and
Bandolph-Macon Colleges. They
were guests of former Academy stu-
(ContiniMd On P«(« F«ur)
The Student Government Asso
ciation of Salem entertained Satur-
day night at 8:30 o’clock at a formal
party in the gymnasium in honor of
the new students.
Basil Freeman and his orchestra
from High Point provided music for
the occasion, which was the first
formal entertainment of this school
year for the entire student body and
The gymnasium, decorated to rep
resent an autumn scene, was festive
with red and yellow leaves and pump
kins against corn stalks. Elizabeth
Norfleet was in charge of decora
During intermission apple cider and
cookies were served from tables cov
ered with red and white checked
The campus was unusually gay
with young men, best beaux, fav
orite friends and brothers from all
sections of the state, who came to
attend the entertainment.
Elizabeth Hendrick, president of
Student Self-Government As.socia-
tion, was in charge of plans and ar
rangements for the occasion. Assist
ing her were Ella Walker Hill, Lee
Ritre, Agnes Lee Carmichael.
Students with their escorts were
greeted at the door by a receiving
line made up of the following: Miss
Grace Lawrence, Dr. and Mrs. How
ard E. Eondthaler, Elizabeth Hen
drick, and Miss Sarah Turlington.
, Officers and class representatives
of this year’s council are in addition
to Misses Hendrick, Norfleet, Rice,
Hill and Carmichael; S'ara Burrell,
Louise Norris, Catherine Harrell,
Virginia Breakell, Jane Alice Dill-
ing, Betty Sanford, Kathryn Cole,
Marguerite Bodie, Emily McCoy,
Marvel Campbell, Patty McNeely,
Elizabeth Weldon, Dorothy Dixon,
Margaret Vardell, Reece Tomas.
Initial Meeting of
Math Club
Wednesday evening at 7:00 o’clock
the Mu Alpha Theta held its first
meeting af the year in the recrea
tion room of Louisa Bitting Build
ing. Plans for revision of the con
stitution were discussed and a com
mittee composed of Reece Thomas,
Leila Johnston, and Sallie Emerson
was appointed to rewrite the con
stitution. Sallie Emerson is the
newly-elected chairman of the social
a numbers game and refreshments,
committee and Frances Angelo chair
man of the program committee for
this year. The meeting closed with
Swain and Creson
To Present Opera
Next Thursday morning in Chapel
Kathryn Swain and Carolyn Creson
will present the last half of the third
act from Mozart’s opera, “The Mar
riage o' Rgaro. ”
At this point in the opera much
has happened to upset the Countess,
Kathryn Swain. Her husband is
faithless, in love with her own maid
Susanna, Carolyn Creson; and the
situation is apparently becoming
more and more hopeless. All the
schemes of the Countess and Susap-
na, who by the way is in love with
Figaro, the Count’s servant, have
been unsuccessful in making the
Count see that he is really in love
with the Countess. But the two
women have finally conceived a plan
which they hope and trust will suc
ceed. Susanna and the Countess will
exchange clothes; and the Countess,
disguised as Susanna will meet the
Count in the garden that night
In the scene that is to be present
ed we find the Countess greatly dis
traught, pouring out her heart in one
of the most beautiful arias ever
written. Her aria, ‘ ‘ Flown for
Ever,” is truly one of the noblest
expressions of grief th^t have ever
been conceived by man. In great
contrast to this is the Letter Duet
which immediately follows the con
clusion of Kathryn’s aria. It is here
that the Countess dictates to Sus
anna the letter which is to inform
the Count of his rendezvous with
Susanna. This duet is delightful in
its display of lyric, yet subtle hu
mor. During tlie course of the duet
the stage lights are dimmed, leaving
only th'e light from two candelabra.
Thus, to the quiet accompaniment of
the music, the curtain brings to a
close Act III.
' S'o, we say — ‘ ‘ who else but Moz
art could have welded into one short
section such a range of emotions —
from tragedy to light-hearted laugh
ter?” We look forward to this pres
entation on Thursday.
New Home Ec
onomics Students
Honored at Picnic
“Throufjh student government,
citizens of a college campus live to
gether intelligetly with respect for
the rights of others,” Elizabeth Hen
drick, said last week in a speech to
the new students of Salem at a Stu-
det Government installation service
conducted in the Old Chapel.
The purpose of the impressive
candle-light service was to pledge
new students to membership in the
Student Self-Government Association
of the college. The council mem
bers, wearing white dresses under
academic robes, were seated in a
semi-cirele on the stage.
Every new student signed a pledge
to become “an honorable member
of the Student Self-Government As
sociation of Sal^m College; to obey
its rules and to uphold its highest
principles, and to the best of my
ability to influence others to do so.’’
After signing the pledge each new
member of' the student association
lighted a candle from a light being
held by Miss Hendrick.
“The purpose of student govern
ment.’’ Miss Hendrick told the
group, “is to promote the highest
standards of honor and integrity in
all matters of personal conduct; to
increase the sense of individual re
sponsibility, and to (incourage co
operation between the faculty and
students in matters of government.
‘ ‘ Further, ” she said, ‘ ‘ its purpose
is to enact and enforce laws con
cerning the conduct and general com
munity welfare of the students; to
foster an intelligent interest in all
phases of college life, and to pre
pare its members for assuming the
(Continned on Pa(* Fear)
A picnic supper was the treasure
found by the new members of the
Salem College Home Economics Club
on Monday night when the “old”
members entertained in their honor.
The affair took place around the out
door fire place on the lower campus
at 6 0 ’clock.
Members of the club assembled at
the Lizora Fortune Hanes Home-
Management House at 5 o’clock.
From here the “fortune-seekers”
were directed by Elizabeth Norfleet,
president of the club, to the first
clue. Cleverly-rhymed clues were
concealed at various i>laces on the
campus. A supper consisting of ham
burgers and hot dogs and other pic
nic specialties was served.
The honor guests were the new
students who are home economies
major.s. They are: Irene Cooper,
Jeanne Cowper, Ann Hughson,
Elizabeth Jackson, Dorothy Mc
Adams, Frances Moody, Dorig Nebel,
Barbara Plumer, Frances Solomon,
Ethel Stevens, Mary Louise Park
Inez Parrish, Lois Swain, Barbara
Wood, Mary Frank Wilkerson, Sara
Bowen, Beckie Jane Kester and Polly
Faculty members present were:
Mrs. Elizabeth O. Meinung, Mrs.
Williani Ball; and Misg Jane Crow.
The occasion was the regular
monthly meeting of the Home Eco
nomics Club. After supper. Miss Nor
fleet presided.
Assisting Miss Norfleet in plans
and arrangements for the treasure
hunt were: vice-president. Eve Tom
linson; .secretary, Gladys Blackwood;
treasurer, Harvi.son Smitb; chairman
of social committe, Ella Walker
Hill; chairman of i>ublicity, Mattie
Mae Reavis; chairman of program
committee, Jane Alice Dilling; chair
man of finance committeqj Barbara
Day Students’ Tea
An informal tea was given last Fri
day afternoon from four to six
o’clock in South Hall by the Day
Student’s House Committee in hon
or of the mothers of the new Day
Students. The purpose was better to
acquaint the mothers with the Ric-
ulty. ^
Catherine Harrell, Sue Forrest,
and Melba Mackie met the guests
at the door of South Hall and pre
sented them to the receiving line,
composed of: Miss Sarah Turling
ton, dean of Day Students; Sarah
Burrell, House president, Lib Hen
drick, president of Student Govern
ment, and the heads of each Depart
In the living room where tea was
served, a musical program with Betty
Jane Nalley in charge was presented.
Doris Highsmith, Peggy Eaton, and
Doris Shore sang, and Margaret
Vardell, Katherine Walker and Mar
garet I^einbach played the piano.
June Hire and Julia McCorkle
poured tea. Vera Mae Lanning, Bar
bara Lasley, Eugenia Baynes, Mary
(Continued on Page Four)
’’Spaughs” Enter
tained at Coffee
On Monday evening, October 9,
Rev. and Mrs. Gordon Spaugh were
guests of the college for dinner and
afterwarls were entertained at cof
fee in the living room of Louisa
Wilson Bitting building with all girls
who are member or associate mem
bers of the Home Moravian Church.
Miss Turlington poured coffee. Mrs.
Rondthaler, Miss Lawrence, Mrs.
Leinbach, and Dr. Wenhold were also

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