North Carolina Newspapers

Z 541
Number 4.
New Students
Become Salemites
On Thursday night at 6:45 o’
clock in the Old Chapel the new
students, freshmen, transfers, and
business students became official
members of th(? Student Self-Gov
ernment’ Association. It was
very impressive sight with all of
the girls in white, carrying lighted
The members of tho Student
Council came in, with their lighted
candles; they were arranged ac
cording to class standing. After a
short talk by E'Ceee^ Thomas, presi
dent of student self-government as
sociation, each new student camef
to the center table where she signed
her pledge thus befcoming a mem
ber of the organization. Her can
dle was lighted by one of the of
ficers of the school and she re
turned to her place. When all had
signed tho, pledge the induction
Service was completed with the
singing of the Alma Mater.
The new members took the fol
lowing pledge:
Upon g'iving this pledge, I pro
mise to become an honorable
member of the Student Self-
Government Association of
Salem College; to obey its rules
and to uphold its highest prin
cipals and to the best of my a-
bility influnce others to do so.
In honor of the freshmen, the
Home Economics Club entertained
with a picnic at the fireplace on
the hill last Wednesday night.
The party began by dividing
three groups of four each for a
treasure hunt. They were sent
first to the Old Chapel, from there
to the gym, and finally to the fire
place where the old members
awaited them. The girls themselves
kindled the fire and fried the ham
Ir I had met Chales Morgan on
a head hunting expedition ii. the
heart of the Amazon jungles, I
Would hiive known that ho is Bri
tish. TheTc is about him that in
definable air of reserve which we'
This afternoon from 4 o’clock to
5:30 parents of day students and
faculty members were entertained
in th^ Student Activity Center.
Members of the Day Student House
Committee served as hostesses.
Music for the occasion was fur
nished by recordings.
Hostesses serving were: Eugenia
Baynes, Elizabeth Johnston, Mar
garet Moran, Minnie Westmoreland,
%ara Hester, Mildred Av«ra, Julia
Smith, Nancy McClung, Sarah
lands, Betty Yates, and Sebia Mid-
In order to recognize the new
students at Salem the YMCA is
conducting special services this
Sunday night in the Old Chapel.
Americans label as peculiarly Eng-1 The service is^an annual affair, one
lish, and his mannerisms of speech^of the traditions dear to the hearts
are such that afti'T a few moments ^ of Salemites, who grow misty eyed
of conversation with him one has when they remember the impressive
an irresistible desire to say "Eaw- candle light program,
ther, ole chap! You’ve bean there Leila .Tohnston, president of the
really?” He has tho Britisher’s a-
loof interest in his surroundings
Snd a refined inquisitiveness which
•lever amounts to curiosity. His
presence could not fail to go un
noticed, yet would never ^be i(e-,
sented. Morgan is very British in
every sense of the American ideal.
Upon first glance at the man one
is not deeply impressed but, for
Some strange reason, is tempted to
look again. Although Morgan is
rather tall, he seems otherwise be
cause of the slight stoop of his
shoulders and tho unobtrusiveness
of his bearing. His graying hair
8nd sallow cheeks offer sharp con
trast to his eyes which are inten
sively alive yet possessive of
Certain remoteness. I never kne
^’hat color they are, for when Mor
gan talks, his glance wanders sff
'nto space, resting only briefly
•ipon a single object, and he some
how manages to escape direct ob
Nervation — leaving the impression
of deep thought and serious con
centration upon even the most
•ainor of subjects. ■
Having read his books, one can
•>ot fail to notice how much of him
self is in his characters. Morgan
belongs to the school of ideas and,
I’ke Sparkenbroke, Barbet, or Lewis,
's capable of immediate transition
^rom commonplace to abstract. In
otie moment he glibly explains the
relative merits of British and
, A^merican beauty, and in tho nevt
he plunges into a deep discussion
of the philosophy involved in The
^ogage. Morgail possesses the dis
turbing quality of forcing his list
eners to think, and although one
*nay not understand him, there is
always a desperate attempt to fol
low his thought.
Morgan is an odd paradox — a
strange combination of mystic,
’’omantical, and realist. One never
'I'lite understands the man until
'*>ie realizes that Morgan is both
'*'Ctor and spectator, that he al-
'^ays witnesses the particular little
^rama he happens to be enacting.
YWCA at Salem, asks that all girls
wear white. Old girls will renew
their pledge and new girls will
give the pledge for the first time.
“We do not want you to think
that you are being invited to come
to a prayer meeting,” Lelia stated.
There are many opportunities for
Miss Christine Dunn, violinist,
was presented by Salem College
school of music in her graduating
recital on Monday night in Memor
ial Hall. Miss Dunn has been a
pupil of Miss Hazel Horton Bead,
head of the violin department, for
several years.
The recital was characterized by
interpretations of a highly indiv
idual and personal nature, indicat
ing a background of intelligent
musicianship on the part of the
performer. Tone quality was uni
formly pleasing and well handled
in connution with dynamic con
trasts. Technical difficulties wer'
overcome with such apparent ease
that the recital as a whole was
brillantly effective as well as en
joyable musically. Miss Dunn’s pro
gram was:
Sonata by Handel; Eomance ir
F by Beethoven; La Capriceuse by
Elgar; Moto Perpetuo by Bridge
and the Concerto in B Minor by
Saint-Saens. Miss Dunn was ac
companied by Margaret Leinback
at the piano, ‘ ‘ who did a fine piece
of work with some difficult arran
gements. ’ ’
Miss Kathryn Swain^ soprano, ac
companied by Miss Laura Emily
Pitts, assisted with two vocal
groups. Miss Swain’s voice was
‘flexible, freely produced and of
ich quality.” Miss Pitts provided
‘well balanced and miisicianly ac
Holds Forth
Oct. 21 — Mr. Carroll — Com
munity Chest.
Oct. 23 — Mr. Kenyoni-Rem
as religious. Every girls at Salem
is automatically a member of this
organization when she pays her
budgef. If your money is support
ing it, why not let your heart sup-
Dort it too.”
This week the record library of
the Music Department has been
greatly supplemented by the addi
tion of about $800 worth of records
received through the Carnegie
Foundation. The records range
from early fifteenth century music,
through the works of Bach, Handel,
Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and
Wagner. The collection includes
music from the works of snch mo
dern composers as Bartok, Stravin
sky, and Gershwin. The complete
set covers examples from the works
of 15-i composers.
Other new additians are a new
cabinet and record player, and a
six volume set of Grove’s Diction
ary of Music and Musicians. In
order for the students to take full
portunity, arrangements will be
made for “listening hours”, when
any girls who wish may have a
chance to hear the records.
Salem College, liberal arts col
lege for women, includes in its an-
xiual enrollment a limited unmber
of masculine co-eds and graduate
co-eds, one of these William L
Wyatt of Winston-Salem, was in
ducted into the United States Army
on October 1-1, and reported to Fort
Bragg for active duty.
William attended Salem for four
years, receiving his bachelor of
arts degree in 1030, with a major
in history. He has since taught
school at .Tamestown, N. C., and
The program in the Old Chaoel.
will start at 6:30. There wiVi De. pursued graduate study at Chapel
service and new knowledge in in-! special music arranged by Lindy Hill,
dustrial and social fields as well Stokes.
This week the Salem Library
added many new rental books to
its collection. These are the ne'v^
books with reviews on each book
Mazo De La Eoche
This latest novel of the White-
oak family begins in the spring
of 1939 at Jalva. Benny is eager
to sail for Ireland with his small
daughter, Adeline, to buy a race
horse, but he is more eager to see
Finch and Wakefield, who have
been living in London fOi some
time pursuing their separate careers
of music and the theatre.
On his arrivel in London, Benny
sees at once that Wakefield has
fallen in love with a young actress.
There is something about the girl
that troubles Benny, and the cause
of Wakefield’s love affair, which
also involves B-enny, becames the
center of this inoving story.
When Canada begins to play her
part in the new war, the White-
oaks connot stand aside. First to
enlist is Wake, who joins the B. A.
F. Benny and Wragge join up with
their old regiment. Piers, too, en
lists, and Finch plays his part in
the heroic epic of Dunkirke. At
Jalva, the Whiteoaks, old and
young, live for the news from day
to day. But their hearts are ligh
tened when Wake is awarded a
Distinguished Flying Cross and
with faith in the future they wait
for tho return of their men.
This is Miss de la B.oche’s eighth
book in the Whitcoak saga and as
a story of the old and new genera
tions facing the problems of today,
it more than fulfills the expecta
tions of the reader.
Bellamy Partridge
remember Bellamy Part-
‘ ‘ Country Lawyer, ’ ’ of
It was the best loved best
seller of 1939-40. Now Mr. Part
ridge has written “Big Family”—
a bigger book and full of even more
side-splitting anecdotes. Here you’ll
read about the lawyer’ family —
wife, three daughters, five sons—
the typical big and boistefrous
family of the ’80’s and ’90’s.
There was nothing routine or
dreary about the Partridge family,
and as you read this book, you will
loarn about and yearn for the old-
fashioned family life of a day gone
Virginia Woolf
Tis new work of prose fiction
by the late Mrs. Woolf is a literary
event of the first importance. It
was completely written, though not
completely revised, at the time of
her death, and has been prepared
for press by Mr. Leanord Woolf.
The scene is an English village,
and the action takes place on
single summer’s day when the local
pageant is produced.
Judith Kelly
When Theo Seafield married Tom
West, tho she had seen unhappj
narriages enough, she believed that
theirs would be ideally happy. But
the psychology of the times, and
Tom’s absorption in business, makes
Theo restless and unhappy, she
takes a lover, and then finds to
her dismay that she has wrecked
something very precious. It takes
a near calamity to put things right
in the end.
Helen Maclnnes
Because of their amateur stand
ing as spies, a young Englishman
and his wife are chosen to track
down some information in Germany
while posing as tourists. At first
their efforts are successful, but
soon suspicion is aroused, the ten
sion increases, and the action gains
momentum on each page.' Good
entertainment for readers who en
joy novels of adventure and in
Mary O’Hara
Ken had an understanding mother
but his father had no patience with .
, , . , . Sophomore court is over, and
a day-dreaming son who was out of .
(Continued on Page Three) (Continued on Page Three)
«■ The ‘ ‘ scintilated soul satisfying
Sophomores” reigned supreme all
day Tuesday on the Salem campus.
Even Juniors and Seniors were sub
ordinated with a sense of left-out-
edness, for they could only watch
from the sidelines. Tho bewildeded
freshmen were not allowed to for
get their lowly state for ev«n a
second on this, tho Sophomore’s day
of superiority.
Freshmen were given their sum
mons Monday nite when ghostly
Sophomores raided third floor of
Clewell. At the sound of the mea
sured tread and the chanted funer
al dirge some freshmen suddenly
feeling very very low found the
dark place under their beds most
inviting. After seeing that each
freshman was the proud (I) posses
sor of a dreaded summons, the Sop
homores retreated to second floor
to await results.
Tuesday morning sleepy Salemites
were awakened by shouts of “air
raid! air raidl” They rushed to the
windaw to see only meek freshmen
flattened to the ground humbly
awaiting the Sophomore’s call of
“all clear.” They then realized
that “rat” day had really begun
with a ‘ ‘ bang. ’ ’
All day Tuesday strange sights
were to be seen on the campus.
Freshmen with their book satchels
(suitcases produced at the request
of their dictators) wended their
weary way from class to class hop
ing upon hope that they appeared
just as in.significant as they felt,
and that no S[Ophomore would see
them and demand obedience and
dutiful respect. By five o’clock,
activities were in full swing, and
all freshmen were escorted to the
hockey field by the Sophomores.
And oh! what a sight! Starting
from tho feet up each freshman
was bedecked in a large brown
grocery bag covering the leg from
calf to ankle, a pair of pink knit
drawers (size 48) and a plain swea
ter with long sleeves. Each fresh-
face had been made over by the
artistically (?) inclined Sophomores
with the use of lipstick, eyebrow
pencil, eyeshadow, and shoe polish.
Some luckless freshmen completely
lost all idrtitity when tho Sopho
mores proved themselves excellent
plastic surgeons and designed and
molded new noses for their humblo
victims. To top this gorgeous array
of beauty each Freshman, true to
the trend of showing more hat and
less hair, hid their glistening locks
iindiT shower caps. After parading
around (mostly by moans of hands
and knees) the lovely creatures
were finally allowed to eat supper.
Then at sev’cn o ’clock things
really began popping off. The Old
Chapel overflowed with Salem stu
dents and faculty avidly awaitcKl
the extemporaneous performance of
the freshmen. On the stage sat tho
oxccutivo, legislature, and judicial
departments, and directly below
them on the floor at the foot of
the stage sat the respectful fresh
During the course of the even
ing’s entertainment the revered
judges handed out sentences and
verdicts to a hundred or more af-
As time passed th«. audience Was
gazed upon from a “ physchological
angle”, heard Chinese chanting,
vocal renditions, soap box oratory
on such deep subjects as “The
Shelf Behind the Door, Why one
and one make three”, and “My
Latest Visit to Claude’s Place.”
The on-lookers also witnessed a
tooth paste battle, an exhibition of
postage stamp adherence, and' nume
rous Freshmen showing their latest
"Miss America” strut — and so
on ’til tho very last girl was strictly
accounted for, and the court ad
omore cov

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