WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1942.
Allies have crossed Tunisian fron
tier at several jwints. Allied para
chutists have captured an import
ant airdrome deep in Tunisia and
are preparing the way for Allied
forces which are advancing on Bi-
zerte, German-captured naval base.
American bombers have already
pounded this base with bombs.
Naval officials in Washington ex
pect reports soon of a new drive by
American troops to clean out the
Japanese from Guadalcanal Island.
For several days there has been no
naval communique about action in
Nazi tank and infantry attacks
on the factory district of Stalin
grad continue to be beaten off. Rus
sians report that Germans have lost
1,000 to 4,000' men daily for several
weeks in their attempt to take the
city. Germans are still unsuccess
ful in their efforts to break through
to the Volga. Russians have seized
several strong points in the Ger
man lines which are attempting to
capture Stalingrad for winter head
Pierre Laval has become fascist
dictator of Vichy France and is ex
pected to make a desperate attempt
to throw military France in for
On Wednesday, Nov. 18th, for the
fourth time in ten days, American
bombers dropped explosives on
Nazi Atlantic submarine bases in an
attempt to disrupt the Axis concen
tration of U-boats on North Afri
can convoy routes.
President Roosevelt has been de
nied the power to suspend tariff
and immigration regulations to aid
the war effort.
Montgomery-Ward has been ord
ered by Roosevelt to uphold the W.
L. B.’s decree, which Ward Presi
dent Avery had refused because
“closed shop” was both “undemo
cratic and unconstitutional.”
Henry Kaiser faces trial for re
fusing C. I. O. workers in his ship
W/liat: Candle Tea
When: Until 9:00 tonight.
Where: Brothers’ House
What: “Hans Brinker.”
When: 8:30 tonight
Where: Old Chapel
Wfliat: Sr.-Soph Game
When: Monday, 5:00 p. m.
Where: Hockey Field
What: Mr. Kenyon
When: Tuesday, Chapel hour
Where: Memorial Hall
When: Tuesday, 7:00 p. m.
Where: Bitting Basement
What: Joseph Auslander
When: Nov. 30th, 8:30 p. m.
Where: Memorial Hall
Wihat: May Queen Elections
When: Dec. 1st, 8:30 p. m.
Where: Old Chapel
What: May Court Elections
When: Dec. 2nd, 8:30 p. m.
Where: Old Chapel
WJiat: Alexander Borovsky
When: Dec. 3rd, 8:30 p. m.
Where: Reynolds Auditorium
ON DECEMBER 3
Thursday night, December 3, the
international pianist, Alexander Bor
ovsky, will be presented by the Civic
Music Association in the second con
cert of the year at the Reynolds
Auditorium. Mr. Borovsky is a
specialist in the compositions of
Bach; and the lover of modern
swing will be interested to know that
this expert considers swing music a
relative of Bach, whom, he claims,
“is the most syncopatefd composer
in the world."
Originally from Latvia, Borovsky
is a graduate of the St. Petersburg
Conservatory, where he won. the Gold
Medal and the Anton Rubinstein
Prize. In the past thirty years Bor
ovsky has captured audiences in
Europe, Asia, Africa, South America,
and the United States with his mus
He has soloed his interpretations
of Bach with many of the world's
foremost symphony conductors.
His first appearance in this coun.
try was in 1923 at Carnegie Hall in
New York. He was received with
tremendous ovation, and since then
the international pianist, Alexander
Borovsky, has made many successful
tours under the management of Mr.
The second formal dance of the
year will be given on December
5 by the I. R. S>. Council. As is
usual with Salem dances for the
duration there will be no orches
tra; but Doris Beal, President of
the Council, promises a gala time
ORAG OUT ALL
The Junior Class was triumphant
in the recent bond and stamp drive
sponsored by the Athletic Associa
tion. The class was awarded five
dollars as its prize.
The total amount sold during the
drive, which lasted from October
20 to November 16, was $3,579 in
bonds, and $438.45 in stamps.
The Juniors came in first; and the
faculty, Seniors, and FVeshmen fol
lowed respectively. The Sopho
mores and business students were
Becky Howell, a member of the
Junior class, received the five dol
lar award for buying the most
bonds and stamps.
May Court elections have been
announced for December 1 and 2.
On these days the May Queen, the
Majd-of-honor, and the court will be
respectively chosen in the Old
'Chapel. In connection with these
elections Alline Shamel, chairman
of the nominating committee, will
place’ suggestion boxes in the vari
ous dormitories and anyone may
place the name of a candidate in
this box. These will be considered
by the May Day committee, and a
list of the nominees will be posted
the last of this month. The nomi
nating committee, it must be under
stood, has the duty of selecting the
participants of the May court con
The committees and the various
chairmen, aside from Lib Read, are
Vice chairman—Frances Yelver-
Costumes — Mary Margaret Stru-
Dances — Edith Shapiro.
Flowers — Becky Candler.
Music — Alline Shamel.
Programs — Vivian Engram.
Publicity — Inez Parrish.
Tea Room — Becky Howell.
If anyone is interested in work
ing with these committees for the
May Day pageant, and you are
urged to do so, jjlease see the re
spective chairman of the particular
committee in which you are inter
^fss Ella Prepares
For The Candle Tea
We sneaked quietly into the mid
dle door of the Brother’s House and
looked around. The old iron stove
in the hall was burning brightly;
but aside from its muted crackle,
there wasn’t a sound of life within
the house. We were afraid to break
the silence by shouting; so we tip
toed around and peered at all the
doors to see if by chance we could
find the name we were looking for.
Just as we were about to give up
the search, a sweetly smiling lady
leaned over the up stairs bannister-
rail and asked whom we wanted.
“Miss Ella? Wly, yes, she is
here. She is working. Go on down
to the cellar.” And she gave us
complicated directions for getting
After losing ourselves in the nu
merous rooms of the cellar several
times, our noses finally led us to the
place where Miss Ella Butner was
making the little candles for the
Christmas Love Feast and for our
own Christmas vespers. The wax
smelled wonderful. It was like
warm honey, only not so sweet; and
it was mixed with another odor
which we couldn’t quite place.
There stood Miss Ella. She was
short, plump, with still-dark hair
flying in little wisps about her puz
zled face. We knew why the puz
zled expression was there; so we
explained as best we could that we
See—MISS ELLA—P. 3.
LECTURE SERIES' SPEAKERS
The first Music Hour of the year
was held yesterday afternoon, No
vember 19, in Memorial Hall. The
program was composed of students
of piano, voice and organ.
Aline Shamel opened the program
with the beautiful “Jesu, Joy of
Man’s Desiring” by Bach-Hess.
This difficult Bach number flowed
freely under Alnie’s well-trained
fingers. Cathefrine Walker at the
organ, played with a very smooth
touch, “At the cradle” by Grieg.
Annie Hyman Bunn put her' whole
self in Pefrgollsi’s “Si tu m’ami.”
Lacy Lewis gave a brilliant perform
ance of Schumann’s “Novelette in
E Major,” op. 21 no. 7. Gwendolyn
Mendenhall, whose clear voice gave
much promise for the future, sang
“Serenade” by Gounod. Mrs. D.
E. Purcell's performance of “Men.
netto antico e Musette” by Yon,
especially appealed to us. Lindy
not stop her. She sang “Veghissma
not stop her. She sang “Veghissim
Sembianzi” by Donandy. We liked
the way Elizaeth Johnston played
those eight staccato’s in “Capric-
cio” op. 76 no. 2 by Brahms.
Majorie Craig skillfully played Vi-
erne’s delightful “Minuet” on the
House lights were lowered; a
hush fell over the audience; the
curtain was drawn; and “Ilans
Brinker and the S'ilver Skates”
came to life again for those of us
who had read the book back in the
fifth grade. The Pierrette Players,
under the sponsorship of the Chil
dren’s Theatre, i>roduced the play
to be shown to the cildren of the
city schools; but the “children”
who enjoyed it most were the Salem-
ites who saw it in the Old Chapel
Mildred Lee as Hans, with her
deep, husky voice, played the part
of the brave little Dutch boy and
proved that she is an actor and
actress! Francos Yelverton as Gret-
el, Hans’s sister, was sweet-little-
girl-like all the way through the
play and very pretty as was “the
Moter,” played by Carlotta Carter.
.\s Meitje Brinker, she was almost
too young and pretty to have been
the mother of the young people and
to have been through all the dis
appointments; but slie well carried
out her part otherwise . . . especi
ally in those melodramatic scenes.
(It didn’t seem right when Margar
et Ray Eddy never appeared on the
stage at one of those times). The
cause of the tragedy and poverty-
See—HANS BRINKER—Page 4.
WITH A BANG
On Tuesday, November 17, Inter
national Students’ Day, Dean Sarah.
Turlington, addressing the student
body launched the World Student
Service Fund drive at Salem.
After she iad elaborated on the
history, the purpose, and the accom
plishments of WSSF, Miss urlington
urged the students and faculy to co
operate wholeheartedly in Salem's
money raising efforts.
Then Katherine McGeachey graph
ically drove home the main point —
100 per cent personal donation —
by calling students’ attention to the
ways in which they waste money
Her facts astounded many; for she
said, ‘ ‘ One hamburger contains more
butter that a student in a subjuga
ted country eats in a year; more
meat then he swallows in a month;
more bread than he tastes in a
week.” So by giving the price of
a hamburger a Salemite may preserve
Later the assembly signed individ
ual pledges to the Salem WSSF . . .
pledges that totaled $275.00, a ma
jor part of the $350.00 goal.
At night after dinner, some mem
ber of the “Y” collects parts of the
sudents’ donations ... at present,
the sum collected is approximately
GERMAN CLUB MEETS
Come together all ye members of
the German Club; for on Friday
evening at 7:30 in the basement of
Louisa Bitting, there will be a won
derful time awaiting you.
For all newcomers, a special pro
gram has been arranged—namely,
the initiation. What it will be like,
is a German Club secret. After this,
Christmas carols will be sung in
German; and then, refreshments
will be served.
Joseph Auslander, brilliant Amer
ican poet, will be here to deliver us
a lecture on November 30th. The
topic of his lecture, which will be
given in Memorial Hall at 8:00, w'ill
be “Women Poets: S'appho to Mil-
Mr. Auslander, a native of Phil
adelphia, has been writing poetry
earnestly ever since his under gradu
ate days. lie graduated from Har
vard University with honors, and
won the highest poetry award. He
received a prize fellowship to the
University of Paris. He has taught
at Harvard and at Radcliff and has
been Lecturer on Poetry at Colum
Sometimes called America’s most
versatile poet, Joseph Auslander has
won more prizes than any other
American poet. He was appointed
to the Chair of Poetry in the Con
gressional Library at Washington.
There he has undertaken the enor
mous task of co-ordinating the scat
tered poetic energies of the Amer-
iacn public, striving to educate the
people in the daily use» and delights
of poetry, and restoring poetry to
its rightful place in the lives and
affections of the American public.
“It is not unreasonable to hope,”
says Mr. Auslander, “that with the
awakening of poetic intelligence
and tastes among the masses, there
will come a renaissance of creative
vitality amongst our poets.”
Of our younger American poets,
Joseph Auslander gives the promise
of becoming one of the greatest, and
his lecture should be very interest
ing to all of us.
By Katie Wolff.
It was a beautiful night and a
calm one. I was alone in the vil
lage parsonage, except for the pas
tor’s small daughter who had been
asleep for hours. From my position
on the floor,.I could glance from my
book to the window and see a cear
blue star-dotted sky. Not a leaf
stirred in the still air. Suddenly
the church bell rang out! The peal
of the bell at ten o’clock oould
mean but one thing in Bethania—
The church is one of the few brick
buildings in town and is considered
the most secure place from fire; but
when I ran out the door of the
parsonage, I saw that a red haze
hovered over the east end of the
building. The pastor and his wife
had just come home from a nearby
community and had discovered the
fire, while I sat nearby all the time
marvelling at the calmness of the
Out of the smoke, billowing from
the church door, a voice cried, “Call
the fire department, before it’s too
late;” but there were two fires in
Winston-Salem to keep firemen at
It was left to us, then, to carry
everything out of the church that
was movable; but no sooner had I
carried one armful of hymn books
from the church, than we were for
bidden to re-enter. With hope of
saving the church crushed, we be
gan emptying the parsonage; be
cause there was only one chance in
a thousand of saving that building.
The fire roared on; flames lapped
cruelly at the roof of the church,
and still no fire trucks.
First the church records from
the parsonage, then a dressing ta
ble, an armful of electrical appli
ances, one end of a mattress, the
foot of a bed, a largo mirror, a load
of books, a pile of china, a type
writer, chairs, tables, lamps. Did I
hear a siren t No, mere imagina
tion! Finally, the parsonage was