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    Twenty Days
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Fifty-Six Days
Until Thanksgiving
Until Christmas
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Number 6.
The Library is happy to present
this week a Book Rev'iew on Mr.
Guy Snavely’s book, “Chooscf and
Use Your College.” Mr. Snavely
is the father of our Mr. Brant
Guy E. Snavely. “Choose and XJse
Your College: How to get thc> most
out of College,” (New York: Har
per and Brothers, 1941)
“Selection of a College” and
“orientation into college? life” are
two topics of paramount importance
to the youth in America. For over
thirty years, the author has been
identified as teach(?r and adminis
trator in three colleges and as an
executive in leading professional
associations. The author of Choose
and Use Your College has the neces
sary experiential background to an
swer’ adequately tli(? following
practical questions: Should I a,ttend
college? Which college should I
attend? How may I finance a col
lege education? What subjects
should I study? How may I improve
in my techniques of study? Should
I expect to be trained directly for
a vocation in a liberal arts college?
How mav I win friends on tho col
lege campus? How can I obtain a
recreation while in college? And
what “point of view” should I
achie^•c in my four years of college
In tlie appendix is giv^en a list
of colleges fully recognized by the
regioTial- accrediting- associations.
There, too, is a list of thirty-right
college loan funds, such as the
Hattie :Nf. Strong Foundation, and
the Pickett and Hatcher Education
al Fund (ailiiiinistered by the
author’s eldest son).
For tho college student, the peak
of the intimate “fireside chats”
ghould be the chapter entitled,
Careers (Chapter VI), though any
college person will particularly en
joy the discussions on College Jjife
(Chapter IX) and Life Outlook
(Chapter X). For the senior in
high school and for his parents, the
first three-chapters should be very
helpful in the wise choico of au
institution of higher learning. In
terspersed throughout the ten chap
ters are the author’s theories of
college administration. So the book
should appeal to the administrator
as well as to the college tcfticher.
The author is known on the local
camptis as a chapel speaker, as the
Executive Director of tha Associa
tion of American Colleges, and as
the father of our Associate to tho
One reviewer has given the fol
lowing terse (^valuation: “No one
can write a guidebook to a foreign
country 'without visiting it and
knowing it intimately. College life
is a foreign country to the average
high school graduate?, even whem
he becomes a college freshman
Here is a guidebook written by one
who has long been acquaintftl with
the main paths, the by-ways, the
customs of the country, and the
means of travel in the particular
civilization which is called college
The Presbyterian Church was
host Tuesday night at a banquet;
guests wore all the Presbyter
ian Academy and Salem College
girls and faculty, and the students
from tho Bowman Gray School of
Medicine. The guests of honor
were Dr. and Mrs. Van\i from the
Medical School.
With th(? Halloween theme, the
decorations were in yellow and
white. The tables were decorated
with pumpkins which wore filled
with fruit. A runner of autumn
leaves and nuts extended down the
length of each table. Bowls o f
yellow and white chrysanthemums
mixed with gay autumn leaves de
corated the platform.
After a buffet supper a program
was presented. Mr. J. C. Blair gave
three vocal numbers and Mr. W. C.
Stringficld presented several piano
solos. Skits were given by the
Academy, Salem College, and the
Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
Salem Academy won the prize which
was a large pumpkin.
Tonight the Young People of
Centenary Church are entertaining
the Methodist .students at Salem
and at the Bowman Gray School of
The group will go on a hayride
to Camp Hanes. After having a
steak supper, the rest of the even'
ing will be spent in square danc
Becky Nifong is in charge of ar
Tho Tri-City Musical Education
Club held its first meeting Tuesday
evening at Salem College. Miss
ilaynie Porter, president, presided.
Dinner was served from attractive
ly decorated tables. The patriotic
theme was used and tho members
found their places by matching pa
triotic songs. About fifty-three
members attended.
After dinner “group singing” was
enjoyed by all under tho direction of
Miss Grace Van Dyke More. Later
s()uare dancing was enjoyed in tho
gyni with music furnished by a
string band. Afterwards Inuch was
served to the members.
The club will hold its next meeting
on December first at Woman’s Col-
ege in, Greensboro.
Last Thursday, October 23, the
Freshmen Dranmtic Club held its
fourth meeting in the Old Chapel.
Frances Yelverton, Vice President of
the Pierrettes, presided over the
meeting while the election for the
yearly officers was being held. Mary
Yaw was elected President; Mary
Formyduval, Vice-President; Betty
Grantham, Secretary; Elizabeth
Gudgor, Treasurer and Marilyn Strs-
low, Publicity manager.
After the elections were completed
Wj'att Wilkinson gave a delightful
talk stressing the main points im
portant to Dramatics They dealt
mainly with Setting, Characters
Plot and Theme. Despite their in
experience, however, the freshmen
are quite enthusiastic about the forth
coming program. Under Mrs. Will
iam’s expert guidance they will open
the season with a comedy.
The club is increasing weekly in
its number of members and many of
them show great promise in acting.
Among these are: Mary Ellon Bay-
ley, Margaret Bullock, Joyce Car
penter, Frances Crow’ell, Luanne Dav
is, Mary Eaton, Mary Formyduval,
Genevieve i'rasler, June Evans Fra
zier, Betty Grantham, Henrianna
Leigh, Marjorie Moore, Hazel New
man, Peggy Nimochs, Mary Louise
Rhodes,, Ann Sauls, Sis Shelton, Lu
cille Smoot, Angela Taylor, Betty
Withers, 1‘atricia Woltz and Mary
Vow. Other girls who would rather
display their talents thru stage-craft
are Molly Boseman, Elizabetli Gud-
ger, Nancy Moss, Dorothy Stadler,
Jane Strohm and Barbara Humbert.
The writing department also in
trigues two members, Marlon Gold
berg and Alary Hampton Scott.
According to Mrs. Williams, the
dramatic coach, all these talented
and enthusiastic girls working to
gether one can be sure that the
Freslimen Dramatic Club will offer
the student body of Salem College
a very delightful experience at the
presentjition of its first play.
Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Student
Thursday, Nov. 6 — Mr. Clif
ford Bair
On Wednesday night in the Re
creation Room of Bitting members
of the Alpha lotit I’i and students
of the entire Latin department fell
into the spirit of cats, witches,
ghost stories and such things
characteristic of Halloween.
The main purpose of tho meeting
was to introduce Latin students to
the organization and to place be
fore them the importance of a high
scholastic average in Latin neces
sary to become a member of the
club. The new students were wel
comed and made acquainted with
tho organizations’ rules by the
president Mary Worth Walker.
After a few ghost stories, derived
from Pliny’s letters and recounted
by Dr. Smith, a .sponsor of the
club, guests were invited to have
their fortunes told by consulting
the Virgilian lots, bob for apples,
and to be carried across tho River
Styx by Charon, tho boatman, into
Hades, where they met in person
-he departed spirits of the dead.
Refreshments in the Halloween
motif were served during which
time the quests displayed their skiU
in doing small tasks drawn from
Serving on committees were pro
gram, Eugenia Baynes, Peggy Jane
White, Doris Shore, and Mary
Worth Walker; refreshments, Antoi
nette Barrow, Margaret Moran and
Mary Jane Conley; Invitations,
Marjorie Reavis; decorations, Betsy
Spach, Louise Bralower and Alary
Worth Walker.
The second in a series of trial
Sunday afternoon ' “listening
hours” will bo held Sunday after
noon from 2:00 to 3:00 o’clock in
tho “listening” room in South
Hall, according to Lindy Stokes
chairman of the music committeo
of the YWCA.
Sponsored by the “Y” for tho
entertainment of students and
faculty of Salem College tho«o pro-
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The Salem library is increasing
tho number of new books on the
rental shelf very rapidly. The fol
lowing books are some of the newly
acquired ones:
Saleni College was honored on
Tuesilay, October 28, with a visit
and a lecture from Dr. Archibald
Rutledge, a writer of prose and
poetry, lecturer and plantation
suiiervisor with innumerable in
terests. Dr. Rutledge was intro
duced by our college President as •
being “the best-known South Car
olinian” and a distinguished and
already beloved visitor to Salem
College and to this city.
Dr. Rutledge was accompanied by *
Re. . Douglas Rights, who is presi
dent of the Wachovia Historical
Society and a well-known Moravian
minister. Dr. Rutledge spoke to tho
Historical Society on Monday night
previous to his talk in chapel Tues
day morning.
Tho subji>;t of Dr. Rutledge’s
lecture was “sources| of| Inspira
tion.” He named five such sources
which he declared have kept him
going and upon which ho will rely
in the days to come. He said that
“man cannot live by broad alone”
but that there are many things in
life more valuable than bread from
which we can receive inspiration.
One source of inspiration cited
by the speaker is nature. He spoke
of his great love of nature and re
lated amusing and interesting anec
dotes to illustrate his message. He
said that animals obey the laws of
nature faithfully,. that animals aro
always tenip(*rate, and that they
use their full capacity of intelli
gence. “If every g^irl hero used
her full intolligi'nce e\j>ry minute
of her life,” said Dr. Rutledge,
‘ ‘ Salem would be the greatest col
lege on I'nrth.”
-\nother source of inspiration is
listening to humble voiceij. lie ad
vised Salem students to got tho view
point of all the people around them
regardless of their station in life.
A consciousni'ss of tho pri'sence
of an invisible world from which
music, poetry, and all better
thoughts come, is a great source of
After pointing out a number of
sources from wliich inspiration is
received, tho Hi)i*aker said that
hunuin love, a transforming power
which grows in strength and beauty
like au oak tree, is tho greatest
source of inspiration. Dr. RutUMlgw
concluded his charming and in
structive lecture with one of his
short poems, “A Song of Love”.
Jonathon Daniels
This is a story of the State of
North Carolina — its historical be
ginnings, its present day peculiari
ties, and its place in the scheme of
the United States. In order to give
a sense of history he describes his
own visit to Roanoke Island to see
Paul Green’s dramatic pageant of
the Lost Colony. He conveys in
quietly written prose, spiced with
plenty of anecdotes, tho characteris
tics of various parts of the state,
tho aspects of state politics, journa
lism, education, cookery, racial re
lations, agriculture, industry, etc.
(Frederick Prokosch)
This story carries a young Ameri
can writer named Philip back and
forth across Europe—Paris, Munich,
an Austrian town, Barulova, Flo
rence, Monte Carlo, Marseilles, and
so forth—during' the two years be
fore September 1939. He encounters
a heinously beautiful Ruthenian
girl, an old-school Austrian noble
woman, Ignac the Burgundian, a
redoubtable Spanish soldier, and a
Munich family under Hitler, among
others, and in some longish, didac'
tie passages he muses on Europe,
American, life, death, the future of
(Emily Hobu)
Story of the lives of three famous
modern Chinese women, Mme Sun
Yat-s«n, widow of the father of the
Chinese revolution, Mme. Kung,
wife of China’s financial wizard,
and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, wife
of the Generalisgmo. Tho book be
gins with the story of Charle
Soong, the sister’s father, and his
friendship and collaboration with
Sun Yat-sen. The book also tells
informally the story of the Chinese
revolution and the parts played by
various members of the family.
(Edward Ellsberg)
“The story of John Paul Jonefl,
an unfortunate, erratic patriot, is
well told in this swift, dramatic
historical novel. The narrator is a
Nantucket boy whose first voyage
was on a whaler. He met Jones in
the West Indies, sailod and fought
with him in famous battles, and
supported him staunchly all his
(Hugh Walpole)
“Julius Cromwell, blinded in the
last war, returns with his beautiful
childish bride to the village where
he spent his boyhood. He is mature*,
set apart by his blindness, and pos
sessed of intellectual and spiritual
resources incomprehensible t o his
undisciplined, possessive wife. Their
difficult adjustment is worked out
among the inanities and petty
bickerings of village characters.
NECTICUT (C. S. Forester)
“Daring sea raids against British
shipping are just a part of the daily
routine for Captain Peabody’s
American frigate “Delaware” dur
ing the war of 1812. His job was
to break the British blockade
against overwhelming odds, and hO
was remarkably ' successful until
cornered by tho British in French
Martinique. There he fouiid ex
citement of another kind—the beau
tiful Ann de Villebois. A good
novel adventure story.”
Next Monday a group of Salem
musicians will go to Raleigh to pre
sent a program for the music clubs
of Raleigh. Mr. Clifford Bair will
give a talk on oj)era, tracing tho
development of opera dramatics
techni()ue. Special emphasis will bo
placed on the work of tho Festival
Opera Group last summer. The lec
ture will be illustrated by several
opera eicorjrts. A scene from Mo
zart’s “Bastien et Bastienne” will
be given by Becky Nifong and Peg
gy Eaton, soprano. Arias from “The
Bartered Bride” by S^ietana, and
Mime’s narrative from “Siegfried’'
by Wagner, will be sung by Mr. Bair
The accompanist for tho excerpts
will bo Margaret Leinbach.
The same program was given in
Burlington last Saturday for tho
Piedmont District Convention of tho
N. C. Federation of Music Clubs.
Watch for the Little Red Man

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