North Carolina Newspapers

The Farfrumrite
This week plans for the Salem school year of 1941-42 have
been completed, by representatives from the a^mstration,
faculty, and students of the college. Picti^ed above are, Mt
to right, Betsy Vanderbilt, Mr. Tom Holder, member of the
dapartment of history—past, present, and
Johnson. They are just a small percentage of the large group
which has been active in instigating these changes of school
Although the fact that Salem is to become, starting next
S^ear, a co-educational institution may be distasteful to a large
number of students, such does not seem to be the case with
the Seniors pictured above. These smiling faces, belonging to
Sue Forrest, Sallie Emerson, and Kelly Smith, will accompany
their owners back to school next year when the girls return
for post-graduate work. The uniforms incidentally are identi
cal with the ones to be used for 0. A. A. training next year.,
(For further information concerning C. A. A., see page 4.)
Salem College will become co
educational for the year of 1942.
The plan had been discussed and
considered for many years, but
finally a decision was reached by
the administration last Wednesday.
The voting was unanimous for co
Accommodations for 600 boys will
be arranged before the fall semester
of next year. A new dormitory will
be built opposite the dining room
and some of the old homes on
Church street will be transformed
into fraternity houses.
Scholarships wall be offered for
the most handsome, most athletic,
and most popular members of the
student bodies of many popular
male institutions. These will in
clude Carolina, Cornell, West Point,
Yale, Wake Forest, V. M. I., cita
del, Annapolis, Clemson, Princeton,
Harvard, Georgia Tech and Brown
Salem College again show’s her
self to have a feeling of kinship
with the spirit of the good ole
days’!!! As you well know, since
the Fourth Great Super Allixshire
War women have so completely
filled the varying positions in labor
and industry, that the male species
have fallen vicitims to the cooking
burns and needle pricks, formerly
associated with the weaker (?) sex.
However, Salem has agJin shown
her colors in the announcement
made today by the president of the
Y. W. C. A. of the college. The
sensation being that on Friday
afternoon and night, April the
fourth, the young men of “Boys
Town” who live in “The House of
Eight Gables” will be liberated
from their house duties and will
give an exhibition of their return
(Continued On Page Pour)
The Pierrettes are taking their
prize winning play, Sanctuary to
Chapel Hill for the finals next
Thursday. Any student who would
be interested in accompanying the
cast would be most welcome.
Spectators will find the play com
pletely renovated and far superior
to the original version with which
students are all too familiar. The
play is no longer a tragedy of the
Napoleonic era, but a humorous
melodrama adapted to modern times.
This alteration has naturally neces
sitated a change in setting; feeling
that the convent atmosphere would
be somewhat restraining to comedy,
the Pierrettes have decided that
the action should take place at
Claude’s Club. We feel that this
change in setting and period
coupled with the inclusion of
Louise Miller as Adolph Hitler and
the addition of four male members
to the cast; to say nothing of the
various nuna, will do much to en-
liven the plot.
Few students, it is believed, are
aware of the great importance of
this event. John Mason Brown,
Kichard Watts and other well-
known theatre critics will be pres
ent at the finals of this play con
test, and the university announces
that after much deliberation they
have selected Katherine Cornell,
Helen Hayes, John Gielgud anifl
Maurice Evans as judges.
Talent scouts from all the promin
ent movie studios will be there with
contracts on hand.
A very exclusive dance will be
held after the preformance for the
casts of the different plays. Mr.
Tommy Dorsey has kindly offered
his services for this occassion.
(Continued on Page Three) t
Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 28, 1941.
Z 541
Number 22.
A large crowd gathered in Memo
rial Hall .Monday evening to hear
the speakers in the second preli
minary Speech Contest. The speak
ers w’ere; Wyatt Wilkinson, Bar
bara Lasley, Leila Johnston, and
that straight-haired wonder, Reece
Thomas. The audience made up for
any sleep that might have been
lost, taking light cuts, during the
talk made by Eeece which was bril
liant, fluent, and almost never-end
ing. Members of the audience who
were worried about two of their
five senses during the time allotted
for Leila’s speech as they could
neither see nor hear Leila were re
lieved when it was announced that
she was not present that evening.
Wyatt and Barbara were winners
of the contest. Upon the announce
ment of the winner the audience in
the customary Salem enthusiasm
clapped and stamped but caused a
portion of Memorial Hall to crum
ble. Now the other man who was
working on the new dining build
ing is busy repairing Meijiorial
Hall and many persons are being
treated for attacks made on them
by the termites who became furious
over the damage done to their
dwelling. Also there are thousands
of homeless cockroaches as a re
sult of the damage done to Memo
rial Hall.
Miss Lawrence stated sadly that
there is no room for them in Alice
Clewell as every corner and bed
in that building are already filled
with them. The Junior class is now
selling these cockroaches to antique
lovers as the little animals have no
doubt been w'ith us since 1776 as
our great-great-grandmothers diaries
have proved.
No one would have guessed that
the influence of the Speech Contest
would be so far reaching in such
a variety of irrelevant fields. How
ever, the winners of this prelimi
nary will enter in the final contest
to be held in April.
A number of literary critics have
been selected to judge in this final
contest. Announcement of names
and positions will be made later.
The Winston-Salem Civic Music
Association is very sorry to an
nounce that the Cleveland Sym
phony will not appear in Winston-
Salem on Friday evening, March
28, as originally scheduled due to
slight indispositions of some of the
players. The conductor has deve
loped a scalp disease which is
causing his hair to fall out and
also is slightly palsied in the digits.
The members of the string choir
all have the measles, and the some
of the players of wind-instruments
are suffering from bronchitis.
Strangely enough the oboe soloist
was not stricken until the middle of
a concert in Carnegie Hall last
week when ho w'as struck with a fit
of sneezing right in the middle of
a solo. The Harpist fell asleep while
waiting for her turn to play and
has strangely enough not awaken
since. All and all it is a sad plight
for this excellent organization.
Several Salem girls arc sorely
disappointed because the, orchestra
will not appear here, because they
had been promised the opportunity
of conducting the orchestra. The
orchestra was planning to play an
original composition by Sarah Linn
w'hich was to bo conducted by Leila
Johnston. In the selection conduct
ed by Marie Vaa Hoy, Chubby
Hayes had been promised the long
awaited opportunity to play the
drums. What is more it is muchly
(Continued to Page 4)
Tuesday after
noon, March 25,
Carrie Donnell of
Thomasville was
elected by the
Salemite staff to
jsueceed Katharine
King as editor-
in-chief. During
the past year Car
rie has been
jediting the Sun
day edition of the
[New York Times;
consequently, she
is well-suited to
her new office.
jHer opponent w'as
Mary Worth Wal
ker of Winston-
In addition to
her New York
rimes experience,
^Carrie served as
Ifforeign correspon-
^dent for the
|United Press dur-
. , .’"S the German
llllinvasion of Aus-
||mria. She returned
|to America in the
liiJfall of 1939 to
pursue her course of arts and science
here at Salem. Since 1939 Carrie has
served as advisor to various editors
throughout the United States and
in the past year has contributed n
great deal to her development of
one of the foremost papers in the
South—the Salemite.
Carrie has formulated extensive
plans for next year. Not only does
she promise a daily paper with a
comic sheet on Sunday, but sho lias
succeeded in obtaining the services
of such noted newspapermen as
Leland Stowe, John Kieran, and
Walter Winchell. The size of the
Salemite is to be increased to eight
pages, with four pages entirely de
voted to comics and the other
frivolities of life.
Of course these few minor
changes in the policy of the
Salemite will probably affect the
circulation of the paper; therefore
all subscribers are requested to fill
out the coupon to be found on page
10 and take it to the nearest drug
store for a free sample of Chewum
Bubble Gum.
A great many of the clubs on
the campus are withholding special
meetings next week. Meetings are
of course unrequired but if one
feels that she can not possibly stay
away she may obtain special per
mission to attend by applying to
respective presidents.
The Latin Club will meet on
March 21st, in the Hague. It will
be decided then which 110 students
(Continued On Page Three)
i\ri8s Dorothy Dixon, of Fayette
ville, has been elected to preside
over the I. R. S. Council of next
year. “Dee” has servel on the
council this year, as a class repre
sentative, on the Student Council
her Sophomore year, is a member
of the May Court, and is also a
member of the Scorplans.
The Council, which heretofor has
stood for “I Represent Salem,” in
the strictest sfiuse of the words, and
acts at the “Social Standards
Committee” of Salem, is to undergo
radical changes in the future. Its
main plan will be to inauguerate a
new policy. This policy is to be
based on the slogan “Comfort for
the College Girl.” The main idea
behind this change being the
plight of the long suffering Salem
students, who to date have been
forced to wear “hose for din
ner, hats and hose for town and
so forth. “This new plan will give
the girl her chance to give full
reign to her desire to do without
the above, without tTie fear of
study hall, etc., looking behind her.
In view of this new policy the
“Social Standards Committee” is to
be replaced by a new committee,
chosen from the winners of a con
test to be held on the campus at
the beginning of the new fall term,
in which a winner from every class
will bo chosen for her ability to
portray in the best manner pos
sible, sheer comfort! (sloppiness
will of course be a main factor in
judging the contestants) Miss Dix
on has expressed the desire that
every Salem girl keep this contest
in mind, and that she does her bit
in attempting to fulfill the re
quirement. Remember, there are
still two full months of this spring
semester left in which you can do
your best to obtain these high
ideals, and become a member of the
I. R. Council. Then you can
proudly say I Represent Salem!
A special variety of very soggy
and half-cooked waffles will be
served in the damp, cold section of
Dormitory Bitting Louisa, known as
the basement. The “ help, yourself ”
method will bo employed although
the batter will already be mixed
and the waffles irons will be there,
all customers will have to do is to
cook the w’affles, get some oleomar
garine and sorghum from the table,
grab a half a chicken, and pour his
own water. Everything will be free
except the water which will cost
25 cents. This unusual affair will
take place on Sunday night from
5:30 to 6:30 and from 7:00 to 8:00,
and everyone who comes is asked
to bring $50.00 for the home for
Worn-Out, from spring term papers,
Salemltes. Helping serve will bo
Margaret Sullavnn, Hedy Lamar,
and Kristin Flagstaff.
The Duke and Duchess of Wind
sor flew in Wednesday to be the
guests of Dr. Pearl Willoughby.
They came to North Carolina in
order that the Dutchess might en
gage an expert manicurist. Upon
learning that great admirer of Ed
gar Guest, Dr. Willoughby was to
give her famous lectures on the
“Mortality of the poetry of Edgar
Guest,” they immediately flew to
The Duchess was delighted %vith
Salem College. “It reminds me very
much of the school I wasn’t allowed
to enter in Baltimore, you know.
My Aunt Bessie was very particular
about those people who wouldn’t
associate with me. My education
was very much limited, except for
law technicalities. You know,
special types of law I practice, oh,
quite often.” The Duchess is cer
tainly a talkative soul. Her Royal
Highness, who is most infamous for
her clothes was wearing a simple
little Wallis blue chiffon dinner
frock, a loud green sports coat, and
red moccasins. She was also wear
ing the famous tin earrings.
The Duke is certainly a quite
spirit. He either stood or walked,
but all the time he was playing
with a golf club. Once when the
Duke came near to the Duchess,
she looked and spoke rather sadly.
“I thought I would get a king, but
he turned out to be only a Duke—
and a golf-playing Duke at that.”
The Duke raised his club, but as
I said before he was only playing
with the club.
Finally the Duke said he had an
appointment to play a spot of golf
with Mr. Tommy Holder on the
famous Salem golf links. When the
Duke left, I left too. ’Cause he car-
red the golf club with him and I
was only a Salemite reporter.

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