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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 5. 1941.
Students Elect Bowman '42 May Queen
M. BOWMAN AND D. DIXON
HEAD SAiEII MAY COURT
“Y” HOLDS OPEN
One of the college’s “Y’s” many
activities include an open forum to
discuss vital problem of today. The
group includes girls from Salem, the
industrial and business clubs of the
city Y, thus a wide variety of view
points and interests is represented
The permanent nucelus is composed
of thirty girls who meet once a
month for an hour, but visitors are
invited to participate.
The adult members include Miss
Dorothy Poole, industrial secretary
of the Y, IVfiss Covington, Miss
Brown, and Miss Turlington of the
Salem College faculty.
The first meeting was spent ^in
grtting acquainted with one an
other, for in such a discussion the
members must f6el free to express
On Thursday night the second
open forum sponsored by the Salem
College “Y” will take place.
Tonight the topic for considera
tion will be “Civic Liberties”
Mr. Calvin Graves, a W-S lawyer
will briefly outline the meaning,
the history and the state of our
civic liberties in the U. S. today.
Each member is supposed to have
interviewed a prominent person on
the subject. The views that will
be presented are those of a news
paper editor, a broadcasting man
ager, the mayor of the city, Mr.
Brant Snavely, iliss E-eece Thomas,
and Dr. -\nscomb. The meeting
will be ai» interesting one and any
who are interested in participating
in such a group may see Euth
On Tuesday and* Wednesday
nights, DecemberSpul & 3rd the
student body gathered in Old
Chapel at p. m. to elect the
(jueen, maidof-honor, and twelve
attendants fo the 1942 May Court.
The elections were not managed as
they liave bet*n in previous years
The queen and the maid-of-honor
were elected by seperate ballot on
Tueuday night. The court was
chosen the following night from a
group of 28 girls. According to
Watt Wilkinson, chairman of the
May Day Committee, this system
was very effective and will proba
bly be used in futro years.
Martha Bowman, from Lumber-
ton, N. C., was chosen queeii.
Martha was president of the fresh
man “Y” Commission in 193i) and
is now president of the I. K. S.
Dorothy Dixon of Fayettevillo
was selected as Maid-of-Honor.
Dee has been on the court for three
years, in an honor student, member
of the Scorpions and president of
the I. R. S. Council.
Klizabeth Weldon, from Stovall,
N. C., is an attendant for the first
time and is an officer of the Senior
Betty Winborne, of Kaleigh, a
transfer from St. Mary’s is also on
the court for the first time.
Mary Louise Kousseau of Win-
stou Salem, has been a member of
the May Day Court since her fresh
Alyni Blount, a business ntudent,
another St. Jfary’s transifer, wag
elected to the court bath of her
years at Salem.
Carlotta Carter, of Washington,
N. C., member of Pierrette.^, &
Becky Candler of Birmingham, Ala.
are Junior marshalls and now ad
ditions to the group attending the
Barbara Hawkins, of Blackstono,
Va., is a marshall, a member of the
“Y” cabini't and a.ssociate editor
of the “Sights and Insights”.
Ceil Nuchols, Salemite columnist,
who was termed “the artist
model” her freshman year is on the
court for the 3rd time.
Marion Burvenick, of Oardi*ii
City, N. Y., is an honor ntudent,
Lehman house president, member
of Pierrette Club and was elected
to the court last yrtir.
KImira Shelton from Statesville,
and liosalind Heisman of Now Yark
are not only now additions to the
court but to the Salem student
body as well.
Jfary Tonille, day-studtmt from
Winston, is also a freshman and
a newcomer to Salem’s chosen
Do You Want a Literary Magazine?
PLANS FOR NEW
In the student activities chapel
program Tuesday w'hich is always
given the first of the month. Lib
Read led a discus.sion about a lite
rary magazine for Salem, which
seemed to meet with the student
body approval. The members of
the class in advanced English com
position voiced an opinion which
many at Salem hold—that there is
a need here for an outlet for the
creative writers. This class is act
ing as sponger and organizer but
wants and needs literary contribu
tions and the subcriptions of every
student.'' This magazine must have
material representative of all that
is being thought and said and done
at Salem. There is no reason at all
why an economic or scientific or
musical topic of general interest
might not be shaped for magazine
consumption. It is only by inclijd-
ing all phases of Salem life that
this can be made a living, vital,
literary organization. This is, in
general, the idea presented by
Barbara Whitter in chapel Tuesday
Ceil Nuchols, on the same pro
gram, explained that the magazine
will be financed solely by subscrip
tions. Therefore it is up to each
individual to agree to pay the sub
scription price of fifty cents when
she is approached for this purpose
next Monday or Tuesday by Peggy
Somers or one of the girls on her
AT CHAPEL HILL
Representing Salem College at the
Modern Dunce Symposium at Chapel
Hill Saturday, November 29, were
Miss Rebecca Averill, instructor of
physical education, and Edith Sha
piro, student. The academy was
represented by four students and
the Misses Boise and Wiiitford.
The dance conference was sponsor
ed by the Women’s Athletic Associa
tion, Men’s Monogram Club and the
Dance Club of the University of
North Carolina. Colleges from North
and South Carolina and Virginia
were represented by groups which
took part in the all day program.
In the morning after registration
took place Edith and Miss Averill
attended an elementary composition
class taught by Bessie Schoenberg
and a technique class under the di
rection of Elizabeth Waters. The
afternoon was taken up by a round
table discussion of “Dance in the
College” after which tea was served.
They found Samuel Selden, associate
director of the Carolina Playmakers,
and William Klenz, instructor of
nmsic. University of North Carolina
the most interesting of the many
prominent speakers. After dinner
the group from Salem saw the work
shop demonstration in the Hill Music
Hall given by Winthrop College,
Virginia State Teacher’s College,
Duke, University of North Carolina,
St. Mary’s, and the Women’s Col
lege of U. N. C.
“The Salem Athletic Association
is hoping that plans will materialize
to present Elizabeth Waters and her
“Dancers en Route” to the Salem
campus sometimes after Christmas
since we enjoyed her very much,”
said Miss Averill.
Mrs. Henry Alvah Strong, o
“Mother Strong” to Salem girls
arrived on the campus Mondaj
to stay imtil the Christmas
holidays. On Sunday “Mother
Strong” win have dinner In the
new refectory. This Is her first
visit to the campus since the
completion of her gift. With her
Is Mrs. William Mitchell of Eng
Siunday afternoon the .Mozart
Club of this city will sponsor for
the tenth annual performance the
Christmas portion of Handel’s
Messiah. The program will bo pre
sented at Centenary Methodist
Church at 4:00.
. Soloists for the performance are
seU'cted from outstanding vocalists
in the eastern part of tho United
States. The remainder of the chorus
includes a large number of pro
minent sing('rs of this locality.
The expenses of the solists for
the local presentation are being
met by contributions from civic-
minded citizens in order that the
imtire proceeds from the free-will
offering taken up customarily at
the time of the performance may
go directly to charity in the form
of aid to underprivileged children
of the city schools.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend this program.
This week’s (luestion of tho week
is “What do you think about hav
ing a college literary magazinet”
Klinabeth GrilTin thinks that a
magazine would promote writing and
bring out individuality. It would
“give the students a chance to boo
tho talent of some of tho girls that
they didn’t know about before.”
Hoia Avera says ^t would be a
“nice way to publish some articles
of the English Department that we
don’t get to road.”
“There’s no sense in starting some
thing unless you can back it in
years to come,” says Polly Ilerrman.
She feels that there will be no one
to carry on the work after the pres
ent English composition class moves
on. Also, she thinks that tho school
is too small to have a magazine.
Mrs. Laughlin, assistant librarian,
thinks that a magazine would bo
“grand publicity for tho school,”
and it could be exchanged with oth
er college magazines. It could bo
made simple but yet attractive.
“A magazine would be u good
chance for girls who write to have
tlieir articles published,” says Betty
Moore. Being an art student, she
would also like to have the same
Marie Van Hoy, an English major,
says that “we could discover talents
our classmates have that wo don’t
know about. Also, it would bo in
teresting to know along what lines
the students are thinking.”
Wyatt Wilkinson fools that wo are
always adding something at Salem.
She thinks it would be bettor to
concentrate oi\) a few things and do
them well, rather than start some
thing new like a niagazine.
“I’m not very creative,” says
Rose Lefkowitz,” but I would enjoy
reading a magazine, even though I
can’t contribute to it.”
Mary Louise Rousseau thinks that
we need a college magazine which
would “bring out creative instincts
and make tlie college more up-to-
“It’s a line idea,” says Nancy
Rogers, ‘ ‘ but it will take lots of
work and money.”
Leila Johnston says that a literary
magazine is “something that is
needed, but it shouldn't become in
stitutionalized like the ‘Salemite’
and the ‘S.ights and InsightsI then
it would lose its vitality.” She would
like to see it sponsored each year by
tho English Composition class.
Mr. T. A. Perry
Mr. H. F. Shaffner
RUTH DRAPER APPEARS
ON CIVIC MUSIC PROGRAM
by Margaret Moran
Ruth Draper, whoso character
sketches have delighted audiences
around the world for two decades,
will appear in Winston-Salem on
Monday, December 8, at eight
o’clock in Reynolds Auditorium.
This is tho second program to be
presented under the auspices of the
Civic Music Association of Winston-
She is the granddaughter of Mrs.
Charles Dana whose yon for the
footlights was frowned upon by her
family, and who visited Brook farm
in Massachusetts whore, along with
Henry Thoreau, Margaret Fuller,
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