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Number 7.
Freshmen Elect
Strohm, Frazier,
Boseman, Sutton
Choosing Jane Strohm for presi
dent, Jane Frazier for vice-presi
dent, Molly Boseman for secretary,
Harriet Sutton for treasurer, and
Rachel Pinkston and Mary Yaw for
representative on the student coun
cil, the freshman class completed
their first round of elections last
As the Salemite wcfnt to press,
elections for representatives on the
IRS council and YWCA cabinet
Were in progress.
Opposing Jane Strohm of Indian
apolis, Indiana, for president fo the
class of 1945 were Molly Boseman,
Mary Frances Me Ne«ley, Joy Flana
gan, Joycc Wooten, Mary Yaw, and
Margaret Bullock. The vice-presi
dent, Jane Frazier, is a day student
from Winston-Salem. The secretary
and treasurer are from Rocky
Mount and Fayetteville, respective^
Pierre Luboshutz and Gevia Nem-
enoff, famous duo-piano team will
appear in the first concert of the
1941-4:2 season of the Civic Music
Association will be presented at
Reynolds Auditorium next Monday
night at 8:30 o’clock. The two
are excellent pianists and musici
ans, and (“ach of them has an out
standing reputation, both in Eu
rope and America. They have pre
viously appeared in Winston-Salem
in March, 1938.
Luboshutz, a Russian, began
piano lessons at the age of four,
and wheti only 14, accompanied the
great Fritz Kriesler in a concert
in Moscow. After graduating from
the Moscow Conservatory with,
high honors, Luboshutz studied in
Paris. He made his debut in 1921
in Moscow with Kovsaevits's
Orchestra. He then toured with
his sisters, a cellist and a violinist,
until the Russian Revolution. At
the outbreak of the revolutibn, he
went to Paris where he met the
Russian soprana Nina Koshetz,
with whom he toured Europe in
joint recital. In 1927 he came to
the United States, where he has
toured, played with the New York
■Philharmonic under the direction
of Arturo Toscanini, and is now
Well known as a pianist all over
the country.
Miss Nemenoff, though born in
Paris, is also a Russian. Her father
was a noted opera singer, and her
mother, an accomplished pianist.
Genia began taking piano lessons
from her mother when only four
and entered the Paris Conservatory
when six. There she studied with
Isodon Phillips and made her piano
debut in Paris. Afterwards she
toured Belgium, Holland, Algeria,
Spain, and Germany with Pablo
Casals, cellist.
In 1926 Luboshutz and Nemenoff
met for the first time, when Genia
enrolled in a Master class which
Pierre was conducting in Paris. Two
years later they were married in
New York, only three days after
Genia had landed there for the
first time.
Genia kept up her music and her
joint recitals with her husband
have grown out of their custom of
playing together for amusement,
In the past four years they have
played in 250 concerts. Their
forthcoming program here is a re
sult of repeated requests by Civic
Music members. The program will
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Tuesday night, November 25, in
Memorial Hall, Paul Green will pre
sent a lecture using as his subject
“History and Imagination.”
Green was born on a North Caro
lina farm in 1894 and hero he spent
the early part of his life. His
family owned the land on which
they lived, but worked hard winter
and summer to protect it; for this
reason, Paul had only a few months
a year for .school.
After a short period of teaching,
Green was enlisted in active service
in the war between the first and
last halv«?s of a course at the Uni
versity of North Carolina. He did
graduate work at Cornell and then
returned to Chapel Hill as an as
sociate professor of Philosophy. He
was an active member of the Play-
makers, joining philosophy to play-
writing, with New York and Holly
wood as interludes.
Paul Green turned to the life he
knew best when he began to write
plays in Professor Kocks’ class at
the University. Though best known
as a dramatist, having written some
fifty plays, most of them one-act
and all of them dealing with the
life of the people he knows. Green
also has two novels to his credit.
In everything he writes, stories,
plays and novels, there is the same
deep understanding of human be
ings, the same unmistakable musi
cal rhythm. And what he lacks in
the mastery of technique, he makes
up for, almost, with this out pour
ing of genuine feeling.
Several years ago Green wrote a
“Back with my own folks, and I
mean black and white ... I can’t
help feeling that they are experienc
The annual observance of Book
Week in the United States began
on Monday of this week, and
ithroughout Winston-Salem, notice
of it is being taken in the schools
and libraries
The story of Book Week begins
in 1919 when Franklin K. Mat-
hiew's, chief Librarian for the Boy
Scouts, spoke before the American
Booksellers’ Association in conven
tion urging a wider interest in more
and better books for children. Even
before that, however, new ideas on
children’s books and reading were
formulated in libraries, in schools
and in the book trade.
the slogan adopted for the 23rd
annual observance of the week in
this country. The theme is a chal
lenge to the public to think of the
place of books in living—books for
the world in turmoil of a world at
Magazines this year, as always,
will play a large part in Book Week
,— Life magazine will have an ar-
tical with a picture spread. The
American Home for November will
have an article on Book Week with
reviews of new books. Hollands
The Magazine of the South, will
stress Book Week, and the Woman’s
Home Companion, will discuss read
ing. The national weekly book re
view magazines are all having Book
Week numbers — the Times Book
Review and Herald Tribime Books
both on November 2nd and the
Saturday R^jview of Literature on
November 1st.
Our particular theme for Book
Week, is Hobbies—we have giv«n
you a choice of several fields of
hobbies and hope that all of you
have some particular field that you
are interested in. In this day and
time, the young as well as the older
persons have some hobby—ranging
from gardening of all kinds to the
collection of priceless antiques. So
if you do not have a hobby, now is
a good time to begin—with Book
Week in 1941.
ing life that no art can compass . .
There among them I felt at homo
as I’ll nev’er feel at home elsewhere.
The smell of their sweaty bodies,
the gusto of their indecent jokes,
the knowledge of their twisted
philosophies, the sight of their feet
entangled among pea vines and
grass, their shouts, grunts and belly
achings, the sun blistering down
upon them and the rim of the sky
enclosing them forever, all took me
wholly, and I was one of them—
neither black nor white, but one
of them, children of the moist earth
underfoot.” This, it seems, is the
source and keynote of Paul Green’s
plays. Especially is it true of his
first full-length play, In Abraham’s
Bosom, which was awarded the Pu-
litzOT Prize in 1927.
Many years ago he wrote in a
letter: “I’ll never bo up for run
ning off to New York to roost in
3reenwieh Village. My inspiration
and stimulation are here in North
Carolina, along the Cape Fear
River, down in the bottom lands,
up in the wide level lands. Every
where their’s something deep here,
something of humanity that lasts
like the dirt itself, down and right
on down.” Paul Green had struck
deep roots into his own home soil
and had been close to life’s major
struggles — of man with nature, of
man against man—before he wrote
his first outstanding plays.
It is important, too, to note how
early in his dramatic career ho had
a stage to work on, for playwriting
is not only a literary technique but
a technique of handling men, wom
en and properties in action on a
stage. This is evidenced in the
fact that there were several plays
in the years before The No 'Ooimt
Boy which showed enough quality
to make the editors read them with
interest and with encouragement to
the unknown author, although the
work seemed not quite good enough
for print.
By coincidence it happened that
at the same time manuscripts on
the same Negro themes as Greens’
were being sent in by an unknown
playwright, also from the South.
Both men knew a dramatic situa
tion, had a keen sense of dialogue,
knew their Negroes, had the gift of
speech. But the plays of Paul
Green grow better broader and more
mature, while the other man’s re
mained static. The reason for this
was that Paul Green was a white
man, welcome in any theatre and
had a stage of the Carolina Play-
makers as his workshop; whereas
the other playwright was a Negro,
The first in the series of after
noon students’ recitals was hear(
Thursday, Nov. 6 at the regular
hour, 4 o’clock and at the regular
place. Memorial Hall. At this time,
selections for voice, violin, piano
and organ were heard. The pro
gram was as follows: Frescobaldi’s
“Se I’aura spira” sung by Jane
Garron; “Audantino” by Martini-
Kreisler performed by Eloise Hege;
Handel’s “Hide me from day’s
garish eye” by Jennie Linn; Mac-
Dowell’s “Scotch Poems” by
Frances Brabson; “Concerto X”
The Adagio and Allegro, played by
Margery Craig; Handel’s, “Let
me wander not unseen” sung by
Lillian Stokes; Schumann’s “Papil-
lons” played by Margaret Lein;
back; “I know that my Redeemer
liveth,” an aria from Handel’s
“Messiah” sung by Johnsie Bason.
Widor’s “Symphony V,” Allegro
Vivace, by Margaret Vardell.
not welcome in the white man’s
Hieatre and with no theatre of his
own. With a theatre Green had
the valuable criticism of his teach
ers, co-workers and audience.
There are ideas in some of
Green’s short plays, there are pages
in their writing, that definitely come
to the front in American playwrit
ing—for example, in The No ’Count
Boy, the fantastic tale of the young
ster in whom the love of freedom
and possession of an inmgination
that had never known a bridle were
made to substitute for honesty and
common sense; in Man on the House,
a mystic and pathetic story of a
family on the way to spiritual ruin;
and in Hymn to the Bislng Sun, the
bitter picture of death and human
waste in a chain gang on Indepen
dence Day. It seems that such
plays could develop only in a
theatre where a playwright could
take his own time and chart his
own course.
Green is not afraid to write a
little play or abashed by a big one.
He is more theatrical than most
modern writers. He writes out of
the life of his day and is concerned
with people about him—all the peo
ple—with the lives they live and
the deaths they die. The picture
of his plays is usually local, “out
of the South”, but his themes ar?
universal and not tied to time or
place, except for such occasional
plays as The Lost Colony, writti*n
in celebration of the first English
settlement in America, and High
land Call, written in memory of
Flora MacDonald and intended to
be played at Fayetteville, where she
The secret of Green’s power lies
within him. He is distinctly a social
being. He bellevew in the theatre
as a good means to interpret men
to one another. As gomeone has
said. Green is “willing to plough
and to sow wherever his work is
needed, ho does not caro who reaps
the harvest.”
At present, Paul Green is reprt'-
sented on Broadway as collaborator
with Richard Wright in the drama
tization of that author’s Native
Son. He is finishing a volume of
Life Stories of the Cape Tear Val
ley. The state of North Carolina
has just, by act of legislature, un
derwritten to the extent of $10,-
000 a year, the ]>roduction of his
symphonic drama The Lost ColonV,
which opened its fifth season on
Roanoke Island on July 3 of this
year. Green has recently been
elected President of the National
Theatre Conference. He is work
ing with a group that is providing
directors and building up recreation
programs for soldier camps. All
this shows how Paul Green is work
ing—at half a dozen points — to
bring the various parts of the
country “closer together in my
Would you like to see beeswax
candles made by hand or hear the
legend of the little Red Mant If so,
you are invited to a Candle Tea
on November 14 at the Brother’s
House from 3:00 to 9:00 p. m.
The tea is sponsored by Circle
8 of the Homo Moravian Church
and the proceeds will go to the
church auxiliary. The candles will'
be made in the first basement of
the Brothers House, and the legend
will be told in the sub-basement.
Also on display in the sub-base
ment will be the traditional Christ
mas Putz featuring the nativity
Drcflsed in quaint Moravian soc-
tumes, the members of the auxiliary
will serve coffee and sugar cake,
Homemade candy, sugar cake, and
Moravian literature will be on sale.
The admission will be twenty-
five cents for adults and ten cents
for grammar grade students.
I. R. S. Council
Sponsors Dance
In Gymnasium
On Saturday night, November 8,
the IRS, social organization of
Salem College, will sponsor a dance
in the school gymnasium. Harold
Gales’ orchestra will play from
8:30 to 12:00 p. m.
Those in the receiving line will
include Dr. and Mrs. Uonthaler,
Miss Sarah Turlington, assistant
dean, Dee Dixon, president of IRS,
and her escort, Bill McLean.
There will bo no figure, but there
will be a no break dance immedi
ately following the intermission.
Members of the IRS council and
their dates will have the floor.
These girls are: Margaret Vardell,
Mary Lib Rand, Marge McMullen,
Sara Honry, Mary Ellen Carrig,
Jane Strohm, Reece Thomas, Leila
Johnston, Martha Bowman, Lib
Weldon, Coco McKenzie, Inez
Parish, Adair Evans, Peggy Jane
White, Becky Candler, Lib Read,
Mot Sauvjiin, Cootie Carter, Bobbie
Hawkins and others.
The gymnasium will be decorated
by members of the IRS council.
Most of Saturday afternoon will bo
spent in blowing up several hun
dred ballons, that will be suspend
ed from the middle of tho ceiling.
During the latter part of tho even
ing, these ballons will be released
to float quitely down on tho grace
ful dancers.
The North Carolina College Con
ference held its twenty-first annual
meeting on No^vember 5 and 6 at
the 0. Henry Hotel in Green.sboro.
Tho officers of 1941 for tho con
ference, tho purpose of which is to
furth(*r education in North Carolina,
are Dr. Frank P. Graham, presi
dent; Leslie Campbell, vice-presi
dent; James E. Hillman, secretary-
tri'nsurer. Other members of the
executive committi'o of the con
ference are II. G. Bedingor, C. E.
Buckm'r, and Miss Grace Lawrence,
our dean.
The first session of the confer
ence was hold at 3:00 p. m. on
Wednesday afternoon. In this meirt-
ing various committees gave their
reports. Tho annual conference
dinner followed at fi:30 p. m. in the
ballroom. After dinner special
music was presented and addresses
were made by Dr. Graham and
Ernest K. Lindley, Washington
correspondont and associate editor
of Newsweek, whose subject was
“Present Trends in American
Foreign Polisy.” At 9:30 Thursday
morning, the third session of tho
conference was held during which
officers were elected. The con
ference adjourned at noon, Thurs
Salem was officially represented
by Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler and
Mr. Brant Snavely, associate to
the President. Other attending
from ftolem College were H. O.
Owens; Noble R. McEwen, member
of central committee on coopera
tive research for the conference;
and Dr. Minnie J. Smith, member
of the conference's special commit
tee on graduate work. Misses An
nette McNeely and Marian Blair
attended a meeting of the North
Carolina Registrar’s Association
which was held in conjunction with
the conference.

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