North Carolina Newspapers

OF 168th YEAR
Z 541
Number 14.
On February fourth the Salem Li
brary will celebrate its second birth
day. It seems strange that the beau
tiful library which is so much a part
of our life at Salem has had only
a short .two years of service. But
the formal opening took place on the
first day of the second semester in
1938; and from that day until now
the beautiful building across the
street from Alice Clewell has never
ceased to be “a thing of beauty and
joy forever.” The library is con
stantly being used for study and rec
reation, the latter usually taking
place in the increasingly-popular
Browsing Room. This comfortable
and restful room has been used very
much since the popular magazines
were placed there.
Last year at this time the library
celebrated its first birthday with a
party. The presidents of the var
ious classes and organizations
throughout the college presented at
this time birthday gifts of checks
and books to the library.
And so, at the beginning of its
Jl. l;. lxMOL.LlJi:uJKEB
Foreign correspondent, who spoke
at Salem on Wednesday night.
Analyses European
On Wednesday, January 31, his
birthday, Mr. H. B. Knickerbocker,
. , „ ■ ^  roving correspondent, came to Salem
third year of service to Salem Col- ■ CoHege. The Juniors and Seniors
lege, every student is indeed grate
ful for the beautiful building and
for the efficient staff which shows
kindness and interest in everyone.
“Happy birthday, dear Library!”
”Down Mexico Way”
Have you made your plans for
your summer vacation? This seems
a bit premature, at this time with
all of our “below zero” weather and
snow and icc everywhere, but vaca
tion time will be here before any of
us realize it.
How would you like to leave
North Carolina about the 3rd of
July journeying through the South,
through the tip of the West, and
‘ ‘ South of the border down Mexico
way?” To spend the month of July
seeing Mexico City — journeying
down to the pyramids of the Sun
and Moon —■ across the mountains
to the quaint little city of Taxco
where all of the silver is made—then
on down to the Pacific ocean to the
little sea town of Acapulco, where
you will enjoy a dip in the ocean.
—over to Cuernavaca to see the Az
tec ruins, the colonial churches and
A day at Xoehimilco, whose name
means “Place of Flowers” — it is
more than picturesque, it is unique.
You can buy an armful of lovely
carnations for about a dime, and if
you care to spend as much as a
dollar you will literally stagger
home under the weight of your load.
Seeing Mexico City is really
worth the trip down into Mexico,
with all of the other trips and sights
included for good measure. You will
see Chapultepec Castle that was re
stored by Maximilian and Carlotta,
the National Palace, the Church of
the St. of Guadalupe; you’ll be able
to bargain in the markets, to witness
a real bull fight, to shop at S'anborns
and there indulge in the food of the
natives, to go into the many, many
shops along Juarez avenue and along
Cinco de Mayo, to visit the Palace
of Fine Arts, to attend a Fiesta-
Fair; to dine in the quaint restau
rants, to see the tango danced by the
lovely Mexican girls ajid boys, and
to see many, many sights that are
too numerous to mention — to visit
a land so entirely different in many
respects from our own U. €?. A. and
yet to realize the beauty of our next
door neighbor and what a lovely and
thrilling country that they possess.
For the sum of $250.00, which in
cludes train and pullman fare. Ho
tel, meals, etc., you can make this
trip. For all information in detail,
see Mrs. Laughlin, who will take a
group to Mexico this summer.
who are majoring in History were
entertained with Mr. Knickerbocker
at a luncheon^ complete with a birth
day cake. Our guest proved him
self to be a charming and entertain
ing companion, and a fascinating
At 8:30 Wednesday evening Mr.
Knickerbocker gave the second in
the Salem College lecture series in
Memorial Hall. With his speech he
held the serious attention of the
largo audience for an hour and a
half, and then he answered ques
tions for interested listeners.
Mr. Knickerbocker began by tell
ing us of first-hand impressions of
Mr. Hitler, the first being in 1923.
A student of psychiatry, Mr. Knick
erbocker has a genius for analyzing
(Continued on Page Four)
Second Seniester
In Full Swing
On Monday, January 30, 1940, Sal
em College began the second semes
ter of its 168th year, with the regis
tration of its students. In addition
to the normal registration we have
three new students this semester.
They are Peggy Garth from Hick
ory, N. C.; Marcia Lambert from
Hattiesburg, Miss; and Mollie Mae
Bennett of Winston-Salem. Peggy is
a transfer from Lenoir Rhyne; Mar
cia from Duke; and Mollie Mae from
Mars Hill. We are very glad to
have these girls with us on the cam
Along with the newcomers, we
welcome Elizabeth Cloninger of Len
oir back to Salem. We have missed
her during her absence,
Not returning to Salem this se
mester are Josephine Pope and An
nie Lee Masten. We shall miss both
of them, and we hope that they will
both see fit to come back next fall.
Last night at 6:45 in the Recrea
tion Room of Louisa Bitting Build
ing, Mrs. Holt Haywood was in
charge of the second in the series of
“Ferdinand the Bull Sessions.” This
discussion was a Y. W. C. A. For
um which is to be held each week for
an indefinite length of time. Topics
of interest to college students of
today are brought up. The sessions
last only until about 7:30; so every
one is asked to arrange her studies
that she may attend. This plan is;
a new idea to stimulate interest,
which will prove whether it is of
value to our students.
Ten Minutes With
Mr. Knickerbocker
“I took up the study of journal
ism because I could not afford to
study medicine” the forty-two year
old strawberry blond “lecture-series-
er” said.
Mr. Knickerbocker sat calm and
poised, even though he must have
been out of breath. (Ilis tuxedo was
delivered to him at six-o’clock and
he was down stairs giving the story
of his life five minutes later. Globe
trotting has taught him more than
the inside story of history).
By his discussion it seems that he
enlisted in the army at the age of
eighteen, married a girl from his
college town (Georgetown, Texas),
while in the service, was discharged
from the army at twenty, worked on
a milk wagon, and in three months
had saved enough money to study
psychologj' at Columbia University.
Money troubles interfered, however,
and he took up journalism for one
year. He got a job on the Newark
“Morning Ledger; ” and he said, “It
was such a terrible paper I became
managing-editor in two years.” He
was then transferred to the N. Y.
“Evening Post” as a “rewrite”
man (it seems a rewrite man writes
newspaper accounts of the facts re
porters telephone in).
At twenty-three he went to South
ern Methodist University as head of
the Journalism Department. This
was just “fruit salad” he said.
(Continued on Page Four)
Founders Day
Celebration Is
In Progress
If you haven’t yet decided on
a costume to wear tomorrow
night it still isn’t too late. The
costume committee members have
several good last-minute sugges
tions. Don’t forget, you want to
show your personality in your
costume — S’ee Katharine King,
Emily McCoy, or Mildred Kelly,
Friday night or Saturday morn
Today —■ Founders’ Day — was
celebrated as the hundred and sixty-
eighth year of uninterrupted opera
tion of Salem College.
Events in observance of Founders,'
Day were the student-faculty dinner
at 6:15 in the main dining room and
the meeting of the Winston-Salem
branch of the alumnae association
at 8 o’clock in the Old Chapel.
The student-faculty dinner was in
charge of the seniors, who acted as
hostesses to the faculty. Agnes Lee
Carmichael was chairman of the com
mittee on arrangements. Assisting
her were: Elizabeth Norfleet, Betsy
Hobby, and Margaret Morrison,
An original skit planned by Mrs.
John Creech and Mrs. W. L. Reid
was given by the alumnae at the
meeting of the Winston-Salem
branch. Alumnae taking part on the
program were Mrs. R. P. Reece, Mrs.
W. L. Reid, Mrs. Dallas McLennon,
Mrs. Annis Singletary, Mrs. H. H.
Kapp, and two college students,
Katharine King and Lee Rice.
A talk by Miss Annette McNeely,
alumnae research secretary, featured
the Founders’ Day chapel program at
8:30 this morning.
Miss McNeely related interesting
facts found through her recent re
search in former alumnae records of
the institution.
The reports on the Medical Apti
tude Tests were received this week.
Ten thousand, two hundred and
twenty-five students from every sec
tion of the country took the test
last December.
Margaret Wilson, of our Senior
Class, received the highest grade
ever made by a Salem student. Con
gratulations, “Willie!”
.. .
Do you need something to pep you
up after exams and the week-end
rest? Then come to the Masquer
ade in the gymnasium Saturday
night, February 3rd, at 8:30. This
entertainment, which is sponsored
by the Junior class, -will offer dane-
ing, fortune-telling, games, refresh
ments and a floor- show during in
termission — besides the mystery
and excitement of costumes and
masks. As special features there
will be a prize for the most orig
inal costume, and the King and
Queen of the Masquerade will be
crowned. The committees working
on this gala affair are: Entertain
ment — Frankie Tyson, Marvel
Campbell, Sallie Emerson; Decora
tions — Betsy O’Brien, Marguerite
Bodie, Libby Sauvain; Refreshments
— Frances Warren, Pollyanna Ev
ans, Kelly Anne Smith; Tickets,
— Eleanor Carr, Betsy Hill, Cath
erine Harrell, Margaret Patterson;
Costume Bureau — Katharine King,
Mildred Kellyj EmUy McCoy; Orch
estra — Lee Rice, Mary Ann Pas
chal, Anne Flowe. B. C. Dunford’s
orchestra will play, and the admis
sion price is 75c for girl or couple.
So to chase away those midwinter
blues, come to the Masquerade! Re
member, it’s the last dance for the
entire student body .before May Day.
Salem’s two most southern girls —• Doris Nebel from Jacksonville, Fla.,
and Becky Candler, from Birmingham, Ala., really enjoyed the “11
inches of fluffy stuff’ ’ that cover ed-> our campus for the past week.
Salem enjoyed the hour of 11 till
12 on Wednesday morning. We were
delighted with Mrs. George Transou.
In the first expanded chapel of the
second semester, Mrs. Transou (o(
Winston-Salem) spoke on “The Rus-
sian-Finland Situation.” Her de
lightful and clever way of express
ing herself made her talk both in
teresting and educational.,
Mrs. Transou began by saying that
Russia has Finland out-numbered
fifty to one. She said that Knland
has 148,000 square miles compared to
Russia’s 8,242,000 square miles. The
chief industries of Finland are wood
and pulp. “Sisu” is the only
word to describe the Finns — for
they are courageous, willing to fight
and extremely honest.
Mrs. Transou said that Russia
claims to be not really fighting Fin
land, but “punishing” Finland. She
seemed to think that Russia is fight
ing at Germany’s suggestion. The
Russian attack has taken place at
ah extremely unfavorable season •—
the frequent snow storms and bliz
zards have prevented the Russians
from moving their troops and heavy
Thousands of reindeer have been
driven from Lapland to furnish food
for the Finnish soldiers. However,
Russia seems to be of more help to
Finland than any other source. When
a Russian unit is captured, the Finnsi
take the supplies of the Russians.
Thinking that Finland would soon
be defeated, Russia at first sent only
‘ cannon-fodder” to the front., After
seeing that Finland is not to be eas
ily overcome, Russia has been forced
to send well-trained Siberian troops
to the front. Yet, Finland keeps
fighting and pushing the Russians

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