North Carolina Newspapers

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
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 ...”
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
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.
The holiday spirit pervaded inwall
corneVs and circles and was notice
able for its large number of engage
ments and marriages of previous
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
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.
Number 13.
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
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,
“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.”
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
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
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ON A. 0. A.
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.
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.
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
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.

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