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    Golden Boy
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Senior Dinner
VOL. XX.
WINSTQN-SALEM, N: C., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1939.
Number A;
MR. McEWEN SPEAKS
TO SOROSiS CLUB
Mr. Noble B. McEwen, head of th«
education department of Salem, was
guest speaker when the Sorosis Club
met this week at the home of Mrs.
B. L. Wall, Buena Vista Eoad.
Mr. McEwen spoke of the vast
field of material from which he
could draw in talking on psychol-
ogy, the newest of the sciences.
He mentioned some outstanding
psychologists and the more recent,
prominent theories and experiments.
By the use of diagrams and explana
tion of many interesting experi
ments, Mr. McEwen discussed the
Gestalt school of psychology in some
detail. In closing he spoke briefly
on the theory of psychoanalysis.
MRS. DOWNS
COMMENTS ON
WAR POETRY
studying war poetry, which as a
whole has very little literary value
and for the most part reflects disil
lusionment, enables one to have a
more intelligent approach to the pres
ent war, according to Mrs. .John A.
Downs, instructor of English at Sal
em. She spoke Tuesday morning, at
the chapel hour, and after comments
on poets and types of subject matter,
read several war, poems.
War poetry is generally divided
into two groups, said Mrs. Downs.
There is the traditional romanticist
who sacrifices his all for the cause.
The other extreme is the realist vyho
sees war in all its horror and devas
tation.
Siegfried S'asson was cited as a
violent realist. Wilbert Owens, the
English poet who was killed in ac
tion and who, prior to his tragic
death, was decorated for bravery,
displa.yed h;s liatred for war and
vain ideals in his poem, “The Great
er Love.” ,
DR. ANSCOMBE
CONTINUES EDROUPEAN
DISCOSSIO^
In expanded cliapel Wednesday
morning. Dr. Francis Anscombe made
more interesting remarks on the
Polish situation. He limited his re
marks to three major questions,
namely; the position of Silesia, the
question of the ,Tew, and the situa
tion of the Ukranians. |
Silesia, that southeastern portion
of land which penetrates into the
border of Hungary, was taken from
Germany at the close of the World
War and was divided between Pol
and and Czechoslovakia. Thus Ger
many was deprived of her chief eco-
nomis resource, for Silesia had many
valuable mines. It was impossible
for Germany to regain her former
industrial status until she regained
Silesia.
Dr. Anscombe said that there are
more ' Jews in Poland than in any
other country of the world, aud of
the “professional population” in
Poland, 55 per cent are Jews. The
Poles control the government, but
the Jews control the productive in
dustries. Now Poland has recently
adopted the German attitude toward
this race. The Poles do not want the
Jew, but they do not want him to
leave for he will take his money and
his skill with him. Germany w’ishes
to squeeze out the Jew, but keep his
money. What is to become of the
Jewish people? They will be forced
to leave Poland and will,, be frozen
out of Germany and Italy- Dr. An-
Kcombe said that humanity will de
mand a solution, that there are plen
ty of undeveloped lands for the .lews
to settle.
of the Ukranians, the people with
out a country or a government, Dr.
Anscombe said that one day they
will become one of the most import-
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Salemite To Publish
French Page
Beginning with the edition of Oc
tober 27, the Salemite will each week
devote a column to original French
compositions written by Salem stu
dents of French.
The compositions, written entirely,
in French, wUl be made up largely
of reviews of current fiction and
drama, and contemporary French
poetry.
The purpose of the publication,
which is to be called Le Coin Fran-
cais, is to stimulate greater interest
in French composition and literature.
The idea for the new section of
the Salemite originated with the
class in French conversation, di
rected by Dr. John A. Downs, profes
sor of romance languages. Dr. Downs
will be faculty advisor for Le Coin
Franeais.
The new column will be published
under the auspices ■ : of Le Cercle
Franeais, or Er^jach Club, Editorsliip
will rotate every four,weeks among
students of the French, conversation
class. Gerry Biiynes will be first
editor, and she will appoint her suc
cessor.
Students enrolled, .in; the French
conversation class are. G.esry Baynes,,
Sarah Burrell, Evelyn M«G«e, Lou
ise Bralower, Lena Wiffston Morris,
and Gertrude Nierejilberg.
Opera to be ^iven
Next Thursday
“There’s many a‘slip '’twixt cup
and lip,” you know'; and that’s just
what happened .between the Chapel
Committee, thfe Musi'c" Department,
and the Salemite'. Liist week’s Sale
mite carried an article announcing
that yesterday’s chapel program
would be the last half of the third
act from Mozart’s'operaj '‘‘The Mar-
riage of Figaro.’'’'' ';liuf'there was a
mifitake the prefetatibri 'of 'that
musical* selection is to b^'" next Thurs
day in.stead. So, once more we say,
we look forward tb'hearing | Kathryn
Swain and Carolyn Cresbii at that
time.
Talk BY
Bishop Pfolii
We were foit.inat'c ts ' have with
us last Sunday night at -Vespers,
Bishop Pfohl who talked to us on
‘ Edify One Another.’ ’ , ,
He' bc^n his talk by defining the
word,■‘s'edify ” an explaining the way
in which the word was used in his
text. It ,?p.ei}i¥, that the word, al-
thouglif r.ather uncommon, i.^^ always
used ,in a moral sense. It is con-
neet^d%ith' the word “edifice” (ex.
a great cathedral). The word “edi
fy” means to build, in a moral and
physical sense.
‘ ‘ We should never forget this text,
Edify One Another,” gays Bishop
Pfohl, “because it should take place
^itliin college walls; An education is
not only a co.Hection, of , knowledge,
but is the growth of character and
can be likened to an edifice — a
dwelling place of God. ’ ’
Bishop Pfohl says that the years
sjwnt in college ,-a,re ■ not only for
preparation for life but for actuni
living and character building.
There are three ways in which we
can follow Bishop Pfohl’s advice to
become better friends and compan
ions in a better world:
1. By example — what we are and
what we do. Fix our goal on
character and seek that which
will encourage and influence
others around us.
2. By conversation — speak only
good of one another. Do not
slander our neighbors and try
to hear only what is good.
3. By service — help out' neighbor
and do all that we can for him.
The Gilding of The^
Golden Boy
No, girls, the hero’s not married!
And he’s plenty cute, don’t you
think? We decided he was Ex-cep-
tional when we interviewed hiui
yesterday afternoon before his beau
tiful performance. Of course, you
know we mean Eric Linden, the ex
movie star and Jo Bonaparte, our
Golden Boy. The first thing we found
out about the little man was that he
doesn’t smoko — he used to, but
while he lived in Paris several years
ago he couldn’t afford to pay 50c
a pack for American cigarettes; so
he quit. That was, by the way, in
the year of The Crash. Eric was
with a company that was doing eight
American plays for the American
colonjr — all the Americans were
down on the Biviera, though; so, the
actors played to house.s of French
adults and children who wanted to
learn conversational English. Mr.
Linden was making .$18 a week then
and living in an $11 room with a
balcony overlooking the Seine and
the Louvre gardens; still he saved
enough to take a three months bike
trip over Europe on a very high, old
cycle with handle-bar brakes (It
was so high that when he was learn
ing to ride and fell off, he had to
wheel it along the street to find
something to climb on to remount
his bike.)
Eric played the Golden Boy in
London for a year at St. James
Theatre. Then he came home to New
York and did radio work for' a year
and a half for Collier’s Magazine on
Sunday nights.
His first play in America was
George Abbot’s “Lady’s Money”
which ran for four weeks in New
York; his first movie iv;as “Arc
These Our Children?”, the first scene
for which he did on July Ist, in very
hot weather — a snow storm of cot
ton with crawly weevils mixed in.
He got into movies by taking a test
in New Yotk. He first read a scene
from ‘ ‘ Illusion,’ > but his final trial
was The Lord’s Prayer, which he
did as lie knelt on a cushion and
wej>t. The producers sent that to
Hollywood and then sent Eric after
it. He was twenty years old at that
time (1931). He has since appeared
in about twenty-four movies. He
made “Life Begins” four years ago,
and “Ah, Wilderness!” a year and
a half ago. Those arc his favorites
of the twenty-four. You will see him
again in “Gone With the Wind” —
he is the young chap who gets his leg
shot off,and dies in the war.
We’ll let j-ou in on a deep secret:
“he’s” been terribly in love twice,
once with his leading lady. In fact
he Avas so dreadfully in love the first
time (in 1933) when the whole affair
turned out wrong, that he had to go
to Nice to live'for a while to regain
his equilibriiini and get a new pro
spective on life! Terrific!!! And
I wish you could have seen how his
eyes got dreamy and far awayish
when he told us that.
We asked Eric why he had left the
movies for the stage. His answer
was that he loves the Golden Boy,
that when he gave it up in London
he felt that he had actually left be
hind his best friend. He never tires
of the part; ho says it is always so
fresh and so dramatic that he must
constantly build up throughout to
higher .and higher pitch, greater and
greater emotion; so that when it is
done he is “high as a kite” as
though he had been out to have some
drinks with a few friends. He told
us that, although a movie actor lives
his own life to a greater degree, he
likes stage life better, for it is warm
er, more human, realer.
We wondered whether Mr. Linden
objected to his audience’s knitting.
His answer to that was that his aud
iences in London drank tea and ate
cakes and so, he wouldn’t be bother
ed with anything any more. He does,
though, like every good actor, feel
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SALEM CROWNS TENNIS CHAMPS
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COURTESY JOURNAL-SENTINEL
Kitty McKoy, left of Wilmington., singles tennis champion of the fall
tournament at Salem, and Catherine Harr«ll, center and Sue Forrest,
right, both of Winston-Salem who captured the dou'blos crown. Miss.
McKoy defeated Sarah Bamum, of Southern Pines, in' the singles'
finals, 6-3, 10-8 while Harrell and Forrest won from Sally Emerson, of '
Wilmington, and Buth Bchnedl of West Point, Ga., in two out of
three sets in the dou'bles finals.
Spruill In
New York
Jane Spruill, daughter of Mr. Wil
liam E. Spruill, Bdcky Mount, has
enrolled for the fall term at the
Washington School for Secretaries,
i!47 Park Avenue, New York City.
Jane attended St. Mary’s School
in Raleigh before coming to Salem
last year. While here, she was ac
tive in the Tennis Club, the Riding
Club, and other athletics.
Because of the (Sxcitcment of New
York over wartime conditions abroad
and the inevitable effects of those
conditions on fhe economic and busi
ness life of the financial center of
the world, .lane, as a student at the
Washington School for Secretaries,
will be given a special opportunity
to study modern-day problems.
Wachovia Historical
Society Meeting
The annual meeting of the W'a-
choviii Historical Society was held in
the Wachovia Muesum building on
Tuesday evening, October 17 at
eight 0 ’clock.
The subject of the program this
year was “Silversmiths of Old Sal
em.” Miss Margai-et Leinbach and
Fred Bahnson, Jr. read very inter
esting papers. As feature exhibits
for this particular evening, there
were on display: silverware of Salem
artisians, loaned fbr the occasion by
the owners; a first edition of John
Lawson’s “History of North Caro
lina,’’ loaned by Burton Craige; and
the first public exhibition of “His
tory in a Suitcase,” a very unusual,
but very interesting exhibition.
The museum was opened at seven
o’clock. Many members and friends
of the Wachovia Historical Society
were present.
German Dinner
On Monday night, October 22, the
Gorman Club of the college will have
a dinner meeting. The honor guests
are to be Mrs. Curlee aJid Dr. Wen-
hold, who will speak on her experi
ences with the Pennsylvania Dutch
language. The dinner will be hold
at 6 P.M. in the Recreation Boom of
Louisa Bitting Buildin,g.
Senior Dinner
Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Rondthal-
er have invited the senior class to
the annual dinner to bo held this
Saturday, October 21, in the Old
Chapel. This dinner i.s always the
first senior social and is looked for
ward to with great eagerness. The
plans are kept secret, but the plesia-
ant surprises are worth the suspense.
Miss Barrow
Honored at
Luncheon
Mi.«s Otelia Barrow, who is retir
ing from her many years of teaching
at S'aloni College, was honored last
Thursday lit a luncheon given by
Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Rondthaler
at their home.
At the conclusion of luncheon. Dr.
and Mrs. Rondthaler presented a gift
to Miss Barrow as a si>ecial token of
appreciation for her many years of
service at Salem. This was an ala
baster table-lamp'.
Guests included special friends of
Miss Barrow; Mrs. Louise Owen,
Mrs. .Vilen Owen, Mrs. J. C. Trot-
man. Miss Robina Mickle, Mrs. R. P.'
Beece, Mrs. C. M. S'awyer, and mem
bers of the Salem College faculty.
Faculty members present were:
Dr. Pearl V. Willoughby, Dr. Minnie
J. Smith, Miss Laurie Jones, Dr. Lucy
WenhoUi, Mrs. Elizabeth O. Mein-
ung. Miss Ivy Hixson, Miss Marjorie
Knox, Miss Brona Nifong, Miss Grace
Siewers and Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler.
After the party at the Rondthaler
home, the faculty members who live
in South Hall presented Miss Barrow
with a kitchen shower for her new
apartment on Main Street.
Salem is indeed sorry to lose Miss
Barrow. For forty-seven years she
has taught in the business depart
ment at the college, and we looked
forward to seeing her quiet, little
presence among us day by day. This
week she left us and South Hall to
move into her own aportment. We
shall truly miss her.
    

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