• Collegiate Kindergarden
• Just as Important as Bonds
• The Missing Link
• Sophomore Court
• Lt. Shavely Visits Salem
• Interview With Mr. Thomas
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1942.
SOPHOMORE’S GLORY ENDS
FRESHMEN'S HAZE HORRORS
Court a Scene of
Riot and Fun
At five-thirty yesterday morning,
,Sophomore rCoijrt officially began
■vvitli the getting up of Slave-driver
Nimocks. Little Freshmen were
routed from bed to begin tidying
up Clewell in order that nothing
could hinder the urgent business at
hand.* When seven-thirty finally
arrivljd, Black List Kenny was
right there waiting for the Dining
Eoom doors to open ... in a black
spHngled dress, spike heeled shoes,
and a glamorously veiled chapeau.
With the ringing of the eight
twenty-five bell, hordes of cringing
folk scuttled off to class carrying
books in sheets or towels or blan
kets; those who couldn’t find good
enough hiding placcs were set to
■work making sure that no ash fell
on the Campus Living Eoom floor
or that no piece of furniture stayed
too long in one place. The morning
was bustling with activity; no Soph
omore lifted a single finger that a
Freshman could lift for her.
After lunch, Freshmen were scat
tered the entire range of the cam
pus to do the entire range of Sopho
more bidding. The best work of
the afternoon was the sacking of
Drs. Vardell and Downs as they
nonchalantly departed from the din
The Court proper got under way
with the calling of Miss Kenny to
the seat of honor, and the summon
ing of Miss Brown to cut and eat
a thousand pieces of onion. Out
standing in the evening’s entertain
ment, were the humble lasses sent
into the audience to polish the
shoes of Dr. Downs, ilr. Kenyon,
Dr. McEwen, and Mr. Weinland . . .
the oratory of Edith Longest upon
snakes and wolves according to the
Salem interpretation . . . the tub
scene of Bet Hancock . . . the
scratching of various faculty backs
. . . the introduction of an anxious
zombie to Hugh S^>runt . . . the
hesitation of Martha Humbert to
leave her chair . . . and Eosalind
SEE SOPH COUET, P. 3
What; Bed Cross Fair.
When: 7:30 October 24.
W^hat: International Eelations Club.
When: 6:45 October 28.
Where: Bitting Recreation.
What: Y Vespers (Marjorie Craig),
When: 6':45 October 25.
W'here: Bitting Eecreation.
What: Student activities.
When: 10:20 October 27.
What: Dr. Vardell.
W’hen: 10:20 October 29.
Wlhat: German Club Picnic.
When: 5:30 October 27.
Wliere: Fireplace on the hill.
What: War Stamps for sale.
W’hen: Every day.
■ W^iere: Corrin Hall.
What: Defence Kits to Be Filled.
Where: See Vivian Engram.
^^^^at: Senior snaps and activities.
When: By Tuesday.
Wiiere: S’ce Mary Lib Sand.
HOW ir ALL
With the coming of the twentieth
century, Salem changed with the
changing times. No longer did the
Salemites wear bangs drooling
from hats that hid any wigs girls
might have ben Hath. Their man
ners, customs and dress have been
revolutionized; and indeed, today’s
social privileges are lenient, in
comparison with past times.
And the appearance of the cam
pus is now entirely different. In
order to accommodate her growing
student body, academically and res-
identially, Salem built Main Hall
and Alice Clewell. Then in 1937,
for students’ use and convenience,
she added a modern gymnasium and
a well- stocked library. Later, in
keeping w^ith STalem’s face-lifting,
Mrs. Hattie Strong erected a new
dining hall to replace the small
nook that’s now the day student
center. And iii 1942, by building
Strong dormitory, the same gener
ous donor made it possible for Sa
lem to accommodate the largest
group of freshmen that has ever
flooded the campus.
During these many years Salem
has changed internally as well as
externally. The school, bit by bit,
assimilated a faculty that harmon
ized with the changing era. Later
after years of hard w'ork, her School
of Music won the recognition of the
National Association of the Schools
of Music. Likewise, S'alem holds
membership in the Association of
American Colleges. And, as ever,
the standing of Salem emphasizes
not the campus and buildings,
though they are cherished for their
artistic value, but the training of
young wpmen’s minds.
And so the history of Salem . . .
from 1772 to 1942 . . . from the
Gamein Ilaus to Main Hall . . .
from the gas jets to electricity
. . . from room companies to suites
. . . from side saddles to ears . . .
from sewing and knitting to Eng
lish Literature ... from basement
splash systems to individual in-the-
room lavoratories . . • from garden
plots to a hockey field • . . from
Sister Oesterlein to our beloved Dr.
Rondthaler. And so the history of
Salem. “Long may her praiSe re
echo; far may her song ring clear.”
THESE HISTORY TRIPS
“AVliat do you know? Mr. Hold
er’s lost his mind. No history class
Friday. He’s taking us to the
Museum. We’ve got to go look at
our Moravian background. Frankly,
I’d just as soon go to that N. C.
history class myself.”
But we went and ploughed
through all three stories of both
buildings. And what was so strange
about the whole procedure was—
we liked it. With Mr. Holder act
ing as guide (he said he learned
how in the Boy Scouts) and telling
stories about the old furniture,
clothes, utensils, and conveyances
the people of old Salem used, we
felt as if the people were coming
alive and moving through the
brick-floored rooms of the old Boys’
School once again.
It seemed as though the soft
whirring of the potter’s wheel and
the clang of the shutting oven door
could be heard through the tinkle
of an old air played on the spinet.
Firelight glittered on the polished
front of the fine walnut secretary
and on the painted flowers of the
bride’s chest in the corner. The
great leatlier-bound Bible lay open,
and nodding in the massive wing
chair, with her feet propped on a
tiny needle-point footstool, sat a
prim old lady. Around her neck
was a soft white fischu and on her
head perched an adorable little
white doll’s cap. In the next room
the covers of the almost square
tester bed were neatly turned back,
showing the smooth lavendered
This peaceful picture soon disaji-
peared, for across the hall W’as the
boys’ schoolroom with the hard,
high-backed benches carefully
placed in straight rows where the
teacher at his platform desk could
get full views of all his charges.
However, this room would nAt quite
come alivo for us. Of course, the
old porcelain stove in the corner
was glowing and the ancient globe
on the master’s desk was whirling
around, but there w^as too much
else to detract from the scone—
the two old organs—one with blue
silk over the console, the other with
a curtain reaching down over the
pedals and wtth all black keys—,
the first altar of the Moravian
Church, the old reading desk, the
pictures of the bishops on the wall,
the case of dolls and baby clothes,
and the graceful candle chandeliers.
Once on third floor we became
a history class again, poking into
odd corners and attic rooms tucked
under the caves, oh-ing and ah-ing
over the panorama of Salem as it
SEE HISTORY, P. 4
John Charles Thomas
“BLOW ME EYES, HE DID!”
AVe all went to John Charles
Thomas’ Concert with the anticipa
tion that he would present us ' a
magnificent program, and “blow
my eyes, he did!” Seldom have we
enjoyed an evening more thorough
ly. Mr. Thomas sang with great
case and sincerity, and successfully
portraj’ed the individual ^ mood of
each song. Of particular note w'as
his graciousness in singing a last
minute request; Molotte’s “The
Lord’s Prayer,” which was requested
by the visiting mother of a Salem-
ite. And perhaps he also over
heard one of us temark, “Gee, I
wish he’d sing Figaro’s Aria, that
one in which he sings ‘Figaro, Fig
aro, Fi-ga-ro’. ” Costume, wig and
scenery WLcre the only things lack
ing to have made the setting com
plete. His inimitable characteriza
tion of the comical Figaro himself
A more suitable selection of songs
with which to please the audience
could not have been chosen more
fittingly than the last half of the'
program 'was. In “All Day on the
(Continued On Page rour)
“ABOUT SEVEN FORTY-FIVE?’
Back stage ... a quarter of
eight . . . morgue-ish inactivity . . .
two reporters staring at each oth
er .. . two reporters being stared
at by stage hands.
Back stage . . . eight o’clock . . .
hushed arrival of Civic Music big
wigs . . . two reporters glaring at
each other . . . two reporters being
glared at bj' stage hands, and Civic
Back stage . . . eight fifteen . . .
muffled conversations . . . eye
brows raised toward the door
. . . two reporters scowling at each
other . . . two reporters being
scowled at by stage hands, C. M. b.
w.’s, and ushers.
Back stage . . . eight-thirty . . .
helzapoppin . . . impatient applause
drifting back from out front . . .
“He’s still at the hotel! He can’t
get a cab!” . . . frantic stampede
for vehicles with keys . . • two re
porters grabbing their coats . . .
two reporters ' being told, ‘ ‘ Sorry.
Not enough room!” . . . the grind
SEE THOMASr, P. 3
Recently Salem College put
herself on the list of patriots
with the presentation of a siz
able amount of scrap to the gov
ernment. A quantity of old keys,
steel beams, guttering, plumbing,
cables, and other articles storeil
unused were added to those of
usable, though not essential, ar
ticles from the old dining room.
The whole contribution amounted
to about a ton and a half of
The call still goes out from the
government for more and more
scrap. Students, who would like
to help, could campaign here in
the Salem community to add to
the contribution from the col
lege. Word has gone out that a
pair of priceless antique anirons
were presented by a New Bern
family to the drive: until the
very last of the rejdaceable
things have been salvaged for
use, those few things so richly
a part of our heritage should
not go to the collection . . .
students who ask, should request
The drive is still on—ftdd your
name to that of your college on
the list of patriots!
Stalingrad fights bravely on, with
a slender pontoon bridge two miles
long, the only access across the
Volga. Russian factories on the
Volga in northern Stalingrad are
receiving heavy bombardment, but
the Russian flanks have halted the
Germans before the oil tanks and
The Reds have penetrated the sec
ond German defense line northwest
IN THE PACIFIC—
Navy sank one Jap cruiser, four
destroyers, and a transport at Guad
alcanal. Two American destroyers
were sunk in the Solomons.
Generalissimo. Chiang Kai-Shek
reports that China is shifting from
the defensive to the offensive by
strengthening step by step her prep-
erations for counter attack.
If you don’t immediately recog
nize the man in the picture, blame
those Navy hats! Mr. Brant Suave
ly, former associate to Dr. Rond
thaler, graduated last Friday from
the basic training school at Quonset
Point, Rhode Island—and is now
Lieuteanant Brant E. Suavely of
the I'. S. Navy.
Lt. and Mrs. Snavely will only
be here tonight, after which they
will go to their home in Lynch
burg. With them is ^Mrs. William
Gilliam, the former Charlotte Denny,
who is going to Lynchburg with
As with the armed services, noth
ing is yet definite for Lt. Snavely,
but) ho expect^ to go to active duty
soon. We’re glad you’re here,
though briefly and wish we could
say, “Welcome home for good!”
Bon voyage, Lt. Snavely, and hurry
WASTE YOUR MONEY THE
On Saturday night the Seniors
are sponsoring a Eed Cross Fair—
doors open, at 7:30. The purpose of
the fair is to raise money for the
Soldiers’ Overseas’ Kits. Admis
sion is 10c, and there will be side
show^s, contests, games, fortune tell
ing, spook houses, and such, for
which you pay an additional penny
or so. It’s going to ge lots of
fun; so come one, come all—Salem
Academy—7:30 Saturday night.
Salem is sending her representa
Eighteen out of approximately 350
R. A. F. planes making daylight
raids on the Rhineland were lost.
Fire from the bombing, which con
centrated on Cologne could be seen
for twenty miles. Nine enemy planes
were destroyed Wednesday when our
own Flying Fortresses raided the
German submarine base at Lorient,'
France. German bombers Irave raid
ed the British coast without success.
IN THE MEDITERRANEAN—
The mastery of this, the great in
land sea, remains under serious dis
pute, w'ith the axis holding Crete,
Ehodes, and other Greek islands off
the shore of Turkey, while the Al
lies hold Malta, Cyprus and Gi
braltar. Whether or not the Brit
ish are planning a second front in
the Balkans remains a military se
cret. The chances for the growing
allied forces to hold their ground
in North Africa are improving.
The War Department is consider
ing plans to release some men who
are physically 'incapable for army
service to speed production in in-
duistry and agriculture.
More than 6,000,000 pounds of
scrap metal are expected to result
from Forsyth County’s drive.
Donald M. Nelson, chairman of
War Production Board, has forecast
a further curtailment of the produc
tion of civilian goods.
SETS TO WORK
“We know that this war will be
easy to lose but.-, hard to win,”
sti^ltos Vivian Smith Ingrapi, the
Salem Defense Council President,
in Chapel Tuesday. The role of
Salem is imj)ortant in aiding the
^var effort. American spirit and
enthusiasm is not all that i.s needed
to win the w’ar.
Annie Hyman Bunn, assistant De
fense Chairman, said that Red
Cross work is open to all. Volun
teers are needed to make bandages,
to sew^, and above all to knit. If
everyone in her spare time would
knit, she could contribute her part
in keeping a soldier warm and
comfortable in 3ome cold place such
At present a defense conference
is being held at the University of
North Carolina. There are delegates
from colleges in North Carolina,
Virginia, South Carolina, and Ten
nessee attending this conference.
Everyone should cooperate in
every way possible to meet the de
mands being made by the govern
ment. The use of the telephone
should bo cut to a minimum, and
electricity should be conserved
whenever possible. .The concluding
idea of Miss Bunn’s speech was
this: Which means more to you,
SEE DEFENCE, P. Three)