North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XX.
Number -4r ^
Five Chosen By
Who’s Who
Yesterday afternoon, five Salem
seniors were notified toy mail that
they had been chosen to be in this
yearns '‘Who’s Who Among Stu
dents in American Universities and
Colleges.” The girls so honored
were Elizabeth Hendrick, Gerry
Baynes, Betty Sanford, Louise Nor
ris, and Elizabeth Norfleet.
“Who’s Who” is a college book,
featuring the biographies of out
standing students — al limited num
ber from each school. Those stu
dents, selected by faculty commit-
tee.s, are chosen on consideration of
character, leadership Ln extra-eur-
ricular activities, scholarship, and
potentialities of future usefulness to
business and society.
The purposes of this book, which
is to appear in January, are to serva
as an incentive for students to get
most out of their college careers, as
a means of compensation to students
for what they have already done, as
a recommendation to the business
world, and as a standard of measure
ment comparable to such agencies as
Phi Beta Kappa and the Rhodes
Scholarship Award.
Last Wednesday evening the Meth
odist girls of Salem were entertained
at the Centenary Methodist Church.
The guests were introduced to the
receiving line composed of Miss
Grace Lawrence, Miss S'arah Turl
ington, Dr. and Mrs. G. Bay .Jordan,
Rev. and Mrs. Wannamaker Hardin,
and the heads of the departments of
the church. In the recreation room
a string orchestra furnished music.
After several changes of partners to
get acquainted, everyone joined in
singing songs, and refreshments were
served. Afterwards in the main
auditorium of the Church there was
a half hour of organ music played
by Paul Robinson, organist.
On Friday night at 8 o’clock, the
young People’s Department of the
First Baptist Church had as honor
guests all the Baptist students at
Salem. Miss Aileen Reich, associate
superintendent of the Young People’s
Department, made the arrangement
for the party; Miss Roxie Bowen
planned the refreshments; and Mr.
L. B. Hathway took charge of the
games. Cars were sent for all those
students attending the party.
Miss Mary Kerr Culbreth, daugh
ter of Mrs. J. n. Culbreth of Fay
etteville, has entered the W^ashing-
ton School for Secretaries at Wash
ington, D. C., for the fall term.
Mary Kerr attended Salem last
year and was a member of the His
tory and Psychology Clubs.
As a student at the Washington'
School for Secretaries, she will be
at the center of American affairs
connected with the war and will have
an unusual opportunity to study the
actions of this government in pre
serving neutrality.
With the government service in
the National Capital expanding rap
idly because of the emergency situa
tion, employment possibilities for
trained men and women are expand
ing, according to a ‘statement made
to the FaJl class of the school by
Mrs. Adria C. Beaver, director of
In honor of the Freshmen and all
“new” girls at Salem, the Library
Committee has invited Nona Hanes
to come down on Thursday evening,
November 2, and shi/w the remark
able films that she made while trav
eling in Australia this past summer.
Everyone on the campus is cord
ially invited to see these films which
will be shown in the Assembly Room
at the Library at 7:15, Thursday
evening, November 2.
This week has seen the attaching
of a small bronze plate to the gran
ite steps of Salem’s Library. Tliat
plate reads:
“Stei« given in recognition of
Otelia Barrow’s 47 years uninter
rupted service as tcacher at Salem.”
The steps were given to the library
by Mr. and Mrs Lewis Owen, Miss
Barrow’s brother and sister.
Senior Dinner
The annual Senior Dinner — gay
and exciting, with food and folks
and fun — actually and at took
place last Saturday when Dr. and
Mrs. Howard Rondthaler entertain
ed the Salem College seniors. It was
a World’s Pair — with the theme
carried out in the place cards, the
flags of all nations on the posts of
the dining ball, tlie central table
with its Empire building (the cake)
and Trylon and Perisphere ' candles,
the various favors, and the ices
molded in shapes of flags.
There were one hundred and eight
people progressing at each course
from one small table to another
seven times in all. During each course
attractive favors and “Dear Teach
er” games were distributed. Then at
the sixth course the large cake was
cut. The ring went to Sara Burrell,
the thimble to p]velyn McGee. Wiley
Stanford found the button, and
Charles Landreth, the dime.
At the end of the meal rii>-cords
on large balloon l)ags were pulled,
and vari-colored balloons floated
ov'er the dining hall as the guests
Thursday Music Hours alTord our
student body closer contact with the
budding geniuses” of the music
school. They are held, primarily, to
give students a chance for public
appearance, and are not contests
where students compete against each
other. Lectures on interesting musi
cal events often take the place of
the recital hour, and the entire stu
dent body of the college is invited to
participate in as many of these Music
Hours as they can. This year the
Music Hours will begin on Thurs
day, November 2 in Memorial Hall
at four o’clock in the afternoon.
Academyite Tells
On France
On Wednesday there wa« a very
interesting and attractive visitor
on Salem’s campus. And yet, she
wasn’t exactly a. visritor, either, for
she attended Salem Academy the
year ’36-37. She was Miss Cordelia
Earle, from Los Angeles, California,
and she had some very interesting
experiences to tell.
Cordelia Earle had been in France
since February of this year and had
planned to enter La Sorbonne in
I^aris, but with tlie declaration of
war her plans were changed. So she
returned to the United States about
two weeks ago, ai’rivjng in New
York on the 21st. She sailed on the
‘ ‘ Harding, ’ ’ whicli passed right
through the war zone and picked up
British sailors whose ship had been
sunk by a German submarine. No
one liad been hurt, but it was almost
a miracle that the “Harding” hap
pened to see the sailors floating in
their little life-,boats.
Miss Earle went on to say that on
Friday the thirteenth, the passengers
on the Harding saw four British
ships on the horizon, and that they
received word at dusk that those
ships had been sunk by the same
submarine that had destroyed the
British freighter, the crew of which
they had rescued. They also saw
a Frencli tanker going down in
flames; the crew of that vessel had
been rescued by another ship.
On the 16th and 17th, the “Hard-
Ing’’ passed through a hurricane,
which was afterwards said to have
been the worst in years. Mis? Earle
said that the ship was in great
danger of going down, and that few
people aboard ever expected to rcach
New York.
There were various reactions
among the passengers to this great
fear. Some that she saw were pray
ing, others fainting, while some look
ed grim, with almost wild-animal
looks in their eyes. Some remained
comparatively calm, as did Cordelia,
by saying that, “If the ship goes
down, it goes down, and there’s noth
ing we can do about it.” One man
lost control of everything and start
ed throwing typewriters all over the
The shi]) was lurching terribly,
and when a hundred-foot wave
struck the ship from the port side,
the “Harding” listed to the star
board at a 45 degree angle, and re
mained in that position for about
five minutes. Passengers were hurt
in the first class deck when the
pianos, tables, heavy chairs, and all
of the other movable furniture crash
ed down against the walls. Miss
Earle said that everything was a
complete wreck and the place was
one big mess after the storm sub
When asked about the war in Eur
ope, Cordelia replied by saying that
she had been in Tours the night of
the declaration of war, and that the
people remained very, very calm.
When the soldiers left for the front,
it was the exception to see the wom
en crying. Everyone has an almost
fatalistic attitude, but the people
are rather bitter that they must fight
a w’ar that they do not want to fight.
‘ ‘ T feel that this bitterness will in
crease as time goes on,’> Miss Earle
said. Although she feels that this
feeling will be changed soon, Miss
Earle said that, the Fi'ench felt a
sympathy for the German people,
realiz'ng that they have been duped
by their leader. They keenly hate
•Cordelia told very interesting and
vividly her experiences during the
bombing alarms. Everyone, of
course, has a gas mask, but there are
also many bomb-proof cellars in
which everyone seeks refuge during
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Medical Aptitude
Tests Announced
The Medical Aptitude Tests issued
by the Association of thei American
Medical Colleges will be given at 3
P.M. on November 28th in the S'ci-
ence Lecture room.
These tests are given each year,
and each student who ex{>ects to en
ter medical school the following year
is required to take the test. Last
year 10,411 students at 621 colleges
took the test. All students take the
tests at the same hour on the same
day all over the country. The te«ts
are given under the supervision of a
member of the college faculty where
the student is doing her undergrad
uate work. The tests at Salem will
be given under Professor 0. H. Hig
gins, Head of the Science Depart
Margaret Wilson, a Salem senior
and Samuel Templeman, a graduate
of Turman University, who is taking
some special w'Ork at Salem, liave
registered to take the test. Margaret
hojxjs to enter the University of
Pennsylvania next fall, and Sam
intends to enter Wake Forest.
German Club
Der Deutsche Verein, the German
Club, held a dinner meeting Monday
evening at 6:00 in the recreation
room of Louisa Wilson Bitting Build
ing. Dr. Wenhold was the guest
Tlie blessing was given in German
by Mrs. Curlee. During the dinner
the group sang German songs.
Dr. Wenhold gave most interest
ingly, “My Experiences With the
Pennsylvania German.” .Although
her family has been in America 207
year, she is the first generation that
did not speak German before Eng
lish. Approximately twenty - five
years ago, Dr. Wenhold wont to live
in the central part of Pennsylvania.
In the town in which she lived,
Pennsylvania German was spoken al
most entirely; only in the chiircli
services pure German was spoken.
The Pennsylvania Germans are ex-
fellent farmers, and they cultivate
their farms to perfection. A visitor
once remarked after seeing this ter
ritory, “They have the largest barns
and the smallest schoolhouses. ” Edu
cation among these people is a. thing
for which one must fight to got. The
older generation of Pennsylvania
German farmers believe that farm
ing had been good enough for them
and it is good enough, for their chil
Pennsylvania German is very diffi
cult to leain, and Dr. Wenhold said
that she was never able to speak it,
but she could understand to a cer
tain extent. In the break-down of
a language it is always the hard
things which go first. In the case
of the Pennsylvania German, the
genders were the first to go, the
case endings and verb endings, and
then the subjunctive and indirect
discourse • disappeared. Stome inter
esting “carryings-over” are: “Come
here once” for “Come here” “The
sugar’s all” for “the sugar is used
up.” To someone ringing the door
bell, and after the door is opened this
would be the likely conversation:
“Oh, did you bell?’
“Yes, I belled, and I heard you
come the stairs down too.”
Dr. Wenhold closed by saying that
although 'she had never regretted her
stay in Pennsylvania, she thought
that all people must realize that they
are Americans.
Auf Wiedersehn was said by the
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A. A. Square
Freshmen, here’s another fete
given in your honor. This time it’s
the Athletic Association that is play
ing hostess, and the affair will ,be aa
old fashioned square dance. Bingo
will also be played, so you caa rest
up after your exertions. The upper
classmen will act as hostesses, and
will see that everybody has a good
time. So, one and all, big and small,
come on do^vll to the gym from 8:00
to 10:30 o’clock Saturday night.
W'e’re going to have loads of fun!
Two hundred and forty representa
tive young men and women( includ
ing recent college graduates and un
dergraduates) — a group of thirty in
each of eight different cities in the
United States — are to hold a series
of conferences in which they are to
reveal their attitudes and thresh out
their opinions on war and peace, to
answer the question “For what are
we willing to diet”
Parts of the discussion are to be
broadcast as a sustaining program
over fifty-three stations by the Na
tional Broadcasting Company on
four successive Monday evenings at
9:30 to 10:00 p. m. (eastern standard
October 23, Boston and Cincinnati
October 30, Syracuse, N. Y. and
Portland, Ore.
November 6, Milwaukee and St.
November 13, New York and
The chairman of the conferences
in the first named cities is to be Otis
L. Wiese, Editor oi? McCall’s Maga
zine, and in the other cities, Toni
Taylor, Associate Editor.
The conferees r.-mge in age be
tween 20 and 30. They have been
selected as representative of the new
“war generation” which would be
most hurt if the United States should ’
get into another world war. These
young people recognize themselves
as a potential “lost generation” if
war should come — the men as the
hopeless hospital case and the Un
known Soldier of tomorrow; the
women as the young widows of the
1040)’s and the spinisters of flie
The particijxints in the confer
ences have been selected by McCall’s
Magazine as representing all points,
of view, all kinds of background,
ancestry, education, political opinion,
occupation, faith, income level and
personal history. A typical group
includes college men studying for
various professions, truck driver,
clerk, artist, advertising man, college
instructor, factory workers, steno
graphers, young housewives, W. P. A.
workers. None are in the smart alec
or flaming youth stage — most have
finished their education and are
working at their jobs and starting
families. All are keen, alert and
lively — but also thoughtful, frank
and serious. Of the thirty in each
discussion group, twelve will speak
on the air.
According to the plan of the con
ferences, the participants will act as
reporters as well as fighters in the
first line of the home front. Under
the constant bombardment of war
news, propaganda and oratory, they
will stop to analyze their own feel
ings. They will report whether they
are being carried away by the noise
of war or by slogans. They will at
tempt to give straight answers to
such general questions as: Can we
be neutralf What, if anything, will
make American youth want to go to
warT To what degree are we being
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