AS 1941 STOOD AT THE PORTALS Another year is now ten days old and three hun dred fifty-five days remain until we, amid the shower of confetti, the rumble of horns, and the tumult of people "en masse” shout “Happy New Year” and harmonize to the chords of Auld Lang S30ie. . Frances Freshman greeted 1941 with anticipation of her first set of exams. She’s at school now, studying with a conglomeration of determination and fright. . Susie Sophomore said goodbye to 1940 with a thank-goodness — it’s gone — **Just think, the last three weeks of school I’ll have Junior privileges. And I’ll go to Jim’s graduation in June. Oh, give me the will to get my diploma, but 1943 is a hundred years away!” Janie Junior saw in the new year the job of en tertaining the seniors, of taking over major offices in the spring, and of soon officially advancing to the final rung. And Sadie-sad-eyed-senior tor \Suzanne-so-pleased- senior (as the case might be) looked at Rudolph and said “Happy new year, deirling.” As he squeezed her hand the ring on her third finger hurt her, but not half so bad as her heart would have, had Rudolph sat quietly in his corner. When she had time, she thought of a long series of “lasts” waiting for her. Last “Standing at the Portals,” Junior-Senior, Basketball banquet. Senior din' ner, May Day, last days of holding office, last days in Louisa Bitting . . . Frances cheered with the others; Susie shouted and danced on; Janie pushed her hair a little higher on her head and tossed l»ck her head so her ear-rings would show; Suzanne moved a little closer to Rudolph while the vision of the little white house was reflected in her eyes . . . Susie sat aside by herself, even though people moved around her. Conscious was she of the passing of time, of the bigness of everything, of the waste of prec ious moments and of the indifference and unconsciousness of people. Four years were almost over, four years dur ing which a college education had been put before her, four years of advantages, of friendships, of the poten tialities of either greatness or smallness. Borrowed time had been allotted to her — to her personally to do with it what was in her to do precious time, quiet, peaceful, a cool, crystal spring ready to be dipped into; a volumn of knowledge and experience with its book mark en closed, ready to be opened; Jack Horner’s pudding waiting for Jack to pull out the plum . . two more sets of exams, apparent marks down the road and then a closed chapter, yet a chapter holding inspiration and stimulation. Four years or four days? Would it seem like this always? “What’s that, Tom? Oh, yes. Id like to dance — oh, by the way, happy new year ...” SALEM RADIO BROADCASTS CONTINUE It was annoneed today by Dr. John Downs that Mr. Lawrence Kenyon will speak next Thursday gram “Salem on the Air.” His subject will be “Art in Everyday Life.’’ So far this semester this new project initiated in the fall has proved to be a successful one. With the co-operation of the various members of the faculty, of the choral ensemble, of the Pierrette Players and Freshmen Dramatic Club, and of individuals students in both the music school and academic school the programs have already proved to be both interest ing and informing. It is hoped by the committee that this series of programs will help to acquaint the public with activities at Sialem and with the courses offered as well as give Salem students the opport unity to express themselves through a new medium. This week’s program will be broadcast from the Old Chapel and is different from previous ones in that there will be an audience. Trustees and their wives, and members of the Senior class are invited guests. It is believed by the committee that this experiment will be an in teresting one, since it will give the audience an opportunity to see some of the actual technical details in volved in broadcasting. Mr.. Kenyon's lecture will begin promptly at eight o’clock. HOUDAYS SEE WEDDING DEUS FOR piUE The holiday spirit pervaded inwall corneVs and circles and was notice able for its large number of engage ments and marriages of previous Salemites. Leila Williams, a member of the class of ’38, married William Hen derson, late in December. They are now' living in Orlando, Florida. The engagement of Nancy Me Neely, class of ’36 and president of the I. R. 8. council, to Dr. Francis Barham, w^as announced. Nancy re ceived her degree in organ here last year. The engagement of Margaret Holbrook, class of ’-il, was an nounced to Jack Tillotson. The wed ding w'ill take place in February, but Margaret will continue her w'ork here at Salem until her graduation in June. Phillis • Clapp, May Queen in ’37, was married to Frank Trotman, of Winston-Salem, on January 7th. They are now flying around Florida on their wedding trip. Before school was dismissed for Christmas, the engagement of Betsy Moffit was announced to Floyd Goodson of Knoxville. The wedding will take place is April. Ethel Watkins, class of ex. ’39, was married to Chamers Watkins of Charlotte. The couple will make their home in Detroit. VOL. XXI. Z54I Number 13. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1941 DRAMA-ART- TRADITION IN WEEK’S CHAPEL Tuesday morning, January 7, Salem students began their first chapel program of the year by sing ing “Standing at the Portals,” which was in accordiance with the aged Salem tradition. Dr. Eondthal- er, who w’as the speaker, expressed his appreciation to the faculty and the students for their many Christ mas greetings sent to Mrs. Kond- thaler and him. After he read short passages from the Bible reviewing the Christmas story, chapel was dis missed by the recessional. Rev. David Weinland, minister of King and Mizpah Moravian churches, spoke in chapel Thursday morning. Mr. Weinland was a student and graduate of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, and also a student at Harvard, Princeton and Duke Universities. Mr. Weinland, in delivering “Art for Arts Sake” said: “The day is past when scenes, music, art, and literature are divor ced from humanity.” Art, he con tinued, is valuable only when it re lates to the student. Religion, the end of all things, preaches that there is no such thing as art for art’s sake. He daded in conclusion, this: “Religion must work to be true, or it doesn’t count for very much. Friday, Miss Helen Copenhaver of Salem Academy spoke of the plays she saw on Broadway during the holidays. She reported that as a whole they do not measure up to previous seasons, comedy and plays in a light vein being predominent. “The Corn is Green” is the near est approach to anything serious, she said. While she was there she heard Alex Templeton in concert. “This is a treat none should miss if given the opportunity.” After this ad monition Miss Copenhaver con tinued by making ftrief remarks about ‘ ‘ Panama Hattie, ” “ Life with Father,” and enthusiatic ones about Helen Hayes and “Twelfth Night.” M. EMILE PLEASED BY ALL JEUNES FILLES By Jill Nurenberg Hang on to your hair, women, for blonde, brunette, or redhead, Emile of the suave Parisian accent loves you au naturel. While his wife, a joli blonde, threw his shoes into a suitcase in an adjoining room, Emile confessed to us that he was a fool for women of all complexions (wifey held her ton gue and held on to the shoes). The wizard of the shears and pincurls went smoothly on, adoring Southern accents, the climate, the girls, even the Robert E. Lee, and all for your edification and delight. Emile, as who doesn’t know, was here to train operators of the Junior League Beauty Shop to guard the hair of his long-distance clientel in-between their New York permanents; and to ds^zzle the fair er sex of our fair city with the Things he does to an ordinary size 21% head of hair. Anyone W’ho saw his creations at the Fashion Show yesterday will wax eloquent over his genius in the upswept line. The jeune fille (that’s us), says Emile, should keep her hair long in back, either in curls, a soft page boy, or a chignon caught with a velvet bow. Pompadours still rule the hairline, but you can always vary them with a soft chou of curls or a high bang or fringe. He insists that we should leave the upsw'cpt hairdos for Mamma and the anti-bellum belles. Spring, I am very happy to report, will show less of the Hedy Lamarr influence in coiffure and more consideration for flower-hats^ and off-the-face bon nets. Shades of I. R. SI!! Emile loves to see young girls without hats, their locks caught up in “leetle ribbons,” combs, or fresh flowers, especially sweet-scented gardeniasf He cautions, though, not to point up a mares nest of curls with an old-fashioned bouquet; there is such a thing as gilding the lily or shall we say tarring the licorice? Emile’s alter-ego and travelling companion, Marian Bylac, chatted with us too. Miss Bylac is the beauty expert whose products are soon to be a feature at the Junior League Shop, and she plans to be (Continued To Back Page) ON A. 0. A. COMMITHE Mrs. Elizabeth Meinung has re cently received notice from the Chi cago office of American Dietetiea Association that she is requested to serve on a national committee of the A. D. A. to prepare an outline for the “Ethical Procedure for Dietitians.” The other members of the committee are Dorothy Duckies of Massachusetts; Mable MacLaeh- lan, of Michigan; and Frajaces Law, of Texas. * * * Elizabeth Hedgeeoek, Salem grad uate, 1939, who completes her in ternship as student (iotetian in Phil adelphia General Hospital in March, has been appointed as Assistant Dietetian in the hospital. Miss Hedgeeoek is just one of the numer ous Salem graduates making a record in nutrition work. JUNIORS TO GIVE JAMBOREE SATURDAY The Juniors are getting us back into the whirl of social life at Salem by giving a Jamboree this Saturday night, January 11, at 8:30 in the Recreation Room of Louisa Bitting at the regular prices of ten and fifteen cents ... So forgot exams and just remember those dances during the Christmas holi days and come on down to the Junior Jamboree. NOTICE Friday, February 7th, is going to be a great day at SJalem. Be gin now to save your nickels for a 25e ticket to hear the Little Symphony of the University of Michigan at Memorial hall. Last year this group gave a chapcl program which was such a big success that the Choral Ensemble have asked to sponsor the orchestra in a night per formance. This, is an event that no one should miss! If Not Creative Genius—What? Recently, your editor and I were philosophizing concerning art. She has persuaded me to put down part of our conversation, and we are hop ing to stimulate interest with the saipe words by which we may parti ally satisfy your general^ curiosity concerning what we are doing in the studio. We both feel that one of the best ways to experience and un derstand art is by active participa tion, and such participation can be appreciative as well as creative; there can bo deep experience in both. If you are curious, join us in the next few lines and see how you agree with our analysis of the drawing lounging on the studio easels. An ever increasing number of students are stopping to view our cast drawings, still-life studies, and life sketches. If you belong to that group, our remarks are ad dressed primarily to you. If you don’t, this is an open invitation to keep our words in mind and to come and see what you think. To my mind, the significance of those drawings lies far less in their manifestation of technical skill, far less in their more or less scien tific representation of subject, far less in any of their objective quali ties, than in their inevitable re flection of each student’s per sonality. This comes out in many ways: choice of position, choice of By Lawrence Kenyon medium, and choice of the main features which the individual de cides to emphasize. I could name others, but these should give you the idea. All this accounts for the great diversity of those drawing, even when the same model or the same ^cast serves as the basis for the various attempts—have you wondered about this? Let me il lustrate this inevitable stamp of the artist’s personality by specific references to individuals. The most obvious example which comes to my mind at the moment is the way each person chooses to record her visual impressions. I hope you have noticed them. Betty Vanderbilt transposes what she sees into line; so does Minnie Louise Westmore land. Both of them, regardless of the lighting and regardless of the subject, express their observations in linear terms; they seek precise outlines to define the structure of the farms and subordinate light and shade in order not to confuse the definiteness of their interpreta tions. Katharine King represents the antithesis of that approach. She seeks volume and solidity at the expense of outline definition and uses soft and carefully graduated lights and darks to create her ob jects. Nancy Rogers and Dorothy Dixon use both means in conjunc tion and vary the emphasis accord ing to their mood and according to the particular subject. Some of the others have different systems of expression, equally valid and equal ly individual, but I will leave them for you to pick out. All of them are asserting their places as inter preters, appreciative interpreters, even while they still struggle with the machanics of expression. From the above remarks, I think you will understand what I mean when I say that art is a means of communication. Those drawing re present the stored up impressions of several hours of studio work. Those impressions are here for you to share if you will stop long enough to receive them. They consist of intellectual observations flavored by and translated through the emo tions aroused in the artist as she drew. Think Of them as such while you look at them. Obviously, we don’t claim that they are profound works of art comprehending' the ideals of society or the vital nature of our civilization. Superficially they are merely exercises encourag ing the development of techinical facility. But over and above that is their cultural value involving the development of personal standards and tastes, of new atitudes of see ing and interpreting, and of new critical values.