• staff Checks Up
• Smoker Looks About
• Student Takes Inventory
• Choral Ensemble Performs
• Library Entertains
• Salem War Plans
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1942.
THE WOMEN AT WAR
The, Administration of Salem Ool-
lege takes opportunity at this time
to point out some of the falacies in
reasoning -with reference to women
in the war effort as well as to de
fine somewhat more clearly if pos
sible the place of the college and
of college training in general as it
relates to the great world struggle.
There is an insidious rumor abroad
to the effect that a student in col
lege is contributing little or noth
ing to the war effort. It is said by
students—and too often by the pub
lic—that what we must do is either
(1) to turn our colleges into voca
tional schools and technological
training centers or (2) to turn over
complete facilities to armed forces
and thereby remove our regular ed
ucational setup or (3) to urge all
people now in college to quit their
present study and to enter at once
upon work in war industries \or to
enlist in the WAVES, WAACS, et
cetera. These suggestions ignore
two major considerations: (1) the
need, present and near future, for
trained personnel in war work, as
well as the fact that branches of
the armed service are asking primar
ily for college graduates and (2)
the post-war world.
“If society and the world no lon
ger need the product which insti
tutions of higher learning are sup
plying, it is time for them to close
their doors permanently. However,
the shortage of doctors, teachers,
dentists, chemists, and other profes
sional workers clearly indicates an
expanded need. Already some pub
lic schools have closed because of
the teacher sortage. With the de
cline in teacher-training enrollments
the shortage will bo acute. The lack
of enough doctors makes many com
munities possible prey for the rav
ages of wartime epidemics. The
shortage of engineers, social work
ers, architects, social scientists, and
other types of professional persons
will produce more problems. Is it
not the part of wisdom, perhaps
even survival, to keep the supply
of brains at least up to the minimum
requirements whic can be seen? . . .
Students who, because of intense
patriotism, leave college now with
their technical or professional train
ing uncompleted, fail to understand
the fact that they will be of much
greater service to their country if
they have the patience and the
fortitude to continue and to com
plete those studies. Flag-waving
patriotism, which ignores the value
of the thoroughly trained mind, is
no patriotism. Students in the sci
ences and professions have left col
leges because of their lack of under
standing of this matter and have
enlisted in the armed forces believ
ing that thereby they would be con
tributing immediately and effective
ly. The Government’s answer to
this line of action has been the re
fusal to accept enlistees for the du
ration. All students are expected
by the government to remain where
they are until they are called to do
the type of work for which the Gov
ernment considers them best fitted.
War hysteria, too frequent in our
present, ignores the fact thal there
will be a post-war world and that
such a world will demand the thor
oughly trained mind and heart
which is achieved only by the dis
cipline of collegiate education. As
President Roosevelt has well said, it
is possible that we can win the war
and have nothing to which we can
come back. By “winning the peace”
our President would seem to indi
cate that we as Americans should be
prepared to take over the tremen
dous responsibilities which will be
ours, God willing, in the near future.
“Winning the war is now the sole
imperative. But we may Seem to
W’in it and yet lose it in fact un
less the people everywhere are pre
pared for a peace worthy of the
sacrifices of war . . . Education,
world-wide education, especially lib
eral education, must provide the fi
nal answer. Colleges can render a
fundamental service to the cause of
Santa, Let’s Go!
Come all out for Christmas! Bring
out your formals and Christmas dis
positions down to Corrin Hall at
6:15 Saturday night for a Christ
In the center of the dining hall
there will be a long table for the
guests—the Seniors, Mr. and Mrs.
Weinland, Mrs. Bondthaler, and
Mother Strong —i and the hostesses
— the four Junior officers. The
program is a secret, but singing
Christmas carols will be the main
theme. As a tradition of Salem
Jingle Bells will be sung at the end
of the banquet.
WIIAT: Christmas Party
WHEN: S’aturday, 6:15 p. m.
WHERE: Corrin Hall
WHAT: Choral Concert
WHEN: Saturday night
WHEKE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Senior Vespers
WHEN: Sunday, 7:00 p. m.
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Senior Carolling '
WHEN: Monday night
WHAT: Academy Pageant
WHEN: Mqnday, 5:00 p. m.
WHERE: Academy Auditorium.
WHAT: Vacation begins
WHEN: Tuesday, 4:00 p. m.
WHERE: Salem College
WHAT: Vacation ends
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 9:25 a.m.
WHERE: Salem College
Salem’s annual hockey banquet
was held in the main dining hall on
Monday at 6:15 P. M.
A long table was placed in the
middle of the room for the mem
bers of the class teams. The table
was attractively decorated with
green branches and hockey sticks
wrapped in the various class colors.
The program began with a word
of welcome from Coco McKenzie,
athletic manager. The program was
then turned ov'cr to Martha Sau-
vain, hockey manager. The entire
student body stood and sang “ S’tand
Up and Cheer,” the school’s ath
letic song.” Joy Flanagan gave a
toast to the victorious seniors and
Ceil Nuchols responded.
Miss Averill, athletic director,
presented the hockey trophy to sen
ior captain, Ceil Nuchols, who ac
cepted it in behalf of her team.
The highlight of the evening was
the presentation of silver hockey
pins to the eleven girls who were
chosen for the varsity team. The
varsity players were: Ceil Nuchols,
center forward; Elizabeth McLen
don, left inner; Betty Vanderbilt,
right inner; Edith Stovall, left
wing; Julia Smith, right wing; Pol
ly Starbuck, center halfback; Joy
Flanagan, right halfback; Nell Grif
fin, left halfback; Mildred Avera,
right fullback; Margaret Leinback,
left fullback; and Sara Henry,
goalie. The corresponding players
who made subvarsity were: Sands,
McKenzie, Carrig, Butner, Bowen,
Sauvain, Krites, Whittier, Craig,
Stack and Sewall.
Athletic letters were presented to
Barbara Whittier and Mary Lib
Rand for the accumulation of the
required, number of points.
The banquet ended with the sing
ing of Salem’s Alma Mater.
After a year of war the navy is
sued a statement of the actual dam
age done in the Pearl Harbor at
tack of D'ecember 7, 1941. The Jap
anese sunk or damaged every bat
tleship and most of the aircraft in
the Hawaiian area. There were pres
ent eight battleships, seven cruis
ers, 28 destroyers and five subma
rines. Killed or wounded members
of our armed forces totaled about
A bill has been passed that men
registered in the draft can no lon
ger volunteer into preferred serv
War workers have been frozen
and can no longer move from job
R. A. F. bombers are attacking
Turin, a huge northern Italy indus
A large part of the FVench fleet
and French merchant marine has
joined the United Cause.
Word came this morning that all
civilian traveling will be cancelled
between the fifteenth of Dec. and
the fifteenth of January.
Cold weather is affecting the Ger
mans. The Germans stiffened their
forces but the Russians continued
their advance west of Rzher, where
many Germans were killed.
Allies now occupy all of Gona and
are marching towards Buna, in the
New Guinea battle.
Pierre Boisson, governor general
of French West Africa, came to an
agreement with Eisenhower, allied
commander in chief. Agreement
turns Dakar over to Allies for use
as operating base.
Allies have been keeping axis col
umns in Tebourba area of Tunisia
under continual artillery bombard
LOOK AT LIFE
Three sound films w^ere shown for
the psychology students Wednesday
night. The first was “The Nerv
ous System”—a detail picture of the
organization and function of a per
son’s nervous system. How the sud
den reflex actions of a i>erson take
place and how a person responds to
feeling and sound were illustrated
by specific examples. A human be
ing’s nervous system was compared
with that of an animal in that the
organizatioai of the two is similar.
“A Thirty-Six Weeks’ Day,” the
second film, followed the active day
of a thirty-six w'eeks old baby from
his rising in the morning until he
is tusked in at night. The little
fellow is shown spending quite an
active day—lio bathes, enjoying the
splashing; he eats, attempting to
feed himself; and he plays, experi
encing for the first titae the desire
The third film shown was “Teach
ing With S'ound Film.” This dem
onstrated how to plan the showing
of a movie, how to introduce it to
a class, and how to prci^ent it. Il
lustrations were shown of films used
on classes for direct teaching, de
veloping interest of the pupils, and
reviewing previous lessons.
The dynamic quality of using
sound films in our modern education
was brought out in this last film, for
it was shown that seeing a picture
of a discussed subject leaves a much
clearer impression in a person’s
CHORAL ENSEMBLE MAKE PLANS
TO HELP UNCLE AND HAVE FUN
KNUCK ’EM COLD
Outside the rain was falling, but
inside the lights were burning
brightly while everyone awaited the
opening of the first formal evening
recital in Memorial Hall on Monday
evening. The program proved to be
a great success and it w^as well
worth the trouble of getting there.
The program opened with the bril
liant “Finale” from Haydn’s
“Quartet” in G Major, played by
Hazel Ilorton Read^ Elizabeth
Swinson, Eloise Hege, Eugenia
Shore. We thoroughly enjoyed this
number ^nd we congratulate the
quartet on such a splendid per
formance. Norma Rhoades, dressed
in pale blue, looked just as beauti
ful as she sang “Ruggiadose,
Odorse, ” by Scarlatti. Aline Sham-
el, along with her pleasing stage per
sonality, wore a most striking dress
of black velvet and white lace.
Lacy Lewis provided a male inter-
DOES IT ANEW
Mrs. Henry Alvah (“Mother”)
Strong received praise from Louise
P. Latimer in the “Library Jour
nal,” in November for her gift to
the Washington Library Fund for
Handicapped Children. Mrs. Lati
mer, both lavish and sincere in her
. We have had dreams that
someone would some day endow, as
a memorial to a child, a division
for serving these handicapped chil
dren. Or we have hoped to get
enough money to experiment in such
service and to demonstrate to ap
propriating bodies the need and the
proved value of such service. We
knew that the cause was worthy,
but how to present the need con
vincingly has been the problem.
“But the light has at last
dawned for the handicapped in
Washington. In September, the li
brary received a substantial gift
for a three-year experiment from
Mrs. Henry Alvah Strong, one of
the best friends Washington has
ever had. This wise philanthropist
has not confined her gifts to this
city. Under her name in “Who’s
Who” is a long list of her benefac
tions in all parts of this country
and in other countries. But “Who’s
Who” does not tell the story of
worthy causes strengthened and
promising individuals aided. . . ”
Know Your Library—
Know Your World
For those who want to know their
world, a war information center has
been set up in the lobby of the li
brary. Books, pamphlets, govern
ment documents, newspaper clip
pings, and posters pertaining to the
war have been collected and ar
ranged to give the readers a quick
survey of the library holdings on
such pertinent topics:
Background of the War.
W^iat We Are Fighting For.
What We Are Fighting Against.
Understanding Our Allies.
Knowing Our Enemies.
Economics of Total War.
Bole of the Civilian.
The collection is naturally some
what limited as yet, but items are
being added daily to make the col
lection more complete. Plans are
also underway to collect and put
out all the material pertaining to
the social and economic issues to be
faced by America At War.
Record Proceeds Go
To Boys In Service
Amid the hustle and bustle of
packing, studying for those last
exams, and dreaming of a “White
Christmas,” each and every Salem-
ite will take time out Saturday
night, December 12, to attend the
Annual Christmas Concert in Me
morial Hall given by the Salem
College Choral Ensemble, Glee Club
The Salem College School of
Music and the Defense Committee
have decided that the admission will
be an old record or the price of a
new one. The proceeds will be de
voted to the supplying of music ma
terials for service men: a project of
the Federation of Music Clubs.
For weeks, Mrs. S^arr and Mr.
Bair have been furiously rehearsing.
The Old Chai>el and Room! 100 have
resounded with the enthusiastic
cries of “Noel”! Preparations for
an entertaining program have been
made and it is, as follows:
“The Star Spangled Banner,” Dr.
Charles 6. Vardell at the organ,
Miss Kathryn Swain, reading.
Two Motets for S. S. A. A.—
“Ave Regina Coelorum” and Pu-
eri Hebraeorum” (Palestrina, 1525-
“Marienlied,” Johann Eccard,
Two Motets for S. S. A. A.—■
“Cor Meum,” (My heart panteth,
my strength faileth me: as for the
light of mine eyes, it also is gone
from me—I’salm XXXVIII, verse
“Tu ex surgens,” (Thou shalt
arise, and have mercy upon Zion;
for the time to favor her, yes, the
set time, is come—Psalm CII, verse
The Choral Ensemble—Hazel New
man at the harp.
“Ave Maria,” Holst.
The Choral Ensemble, “How Far
Is It to Bethlehem,” Donovan.
The Salem Trio.
Jane Frazier, Juinta Miller and
Margery Craig at the Organ.
“Scena,” (The Vision), Clokey.
Ella Lou Taylor, Contralto.
Mary Frances Cash at the organ.
“A Joyous Christmas Song,” Gae-
vert (Arr. by Dickinson).
“ Oh Holy Night,” Adam.
Mildred Transou, soloist.
“Deck the Halls with Boughs of
Holly,” Traditional Welsh.
The Salem College Glee Club.
“Carol Sing,” (Mrs. Starr).
“The Shepherd’s Song,” Dickin
Salem College Choral Ensemble
Marian Gary, soloist.
Margery Craig at the organ.
Academy Winds Up
The annual Christmas pageant pre
sented by the students of Salem
Academy has been scheduled this
year for Monday, Dec. 14th, at 5
o’clock in the auditorium of the
Mary Patterson Building. This is
Salem Academy’s contribution to
this community’s enjoyment of the
Christmas season, and the public is
cordially invited to attend—par
ticularly members of the fifalem Col
lege faculty and student body.
Miss Florence Stevenson of Brook
lyn, N. Y., is directing the program
in which Christmas carols and songs
will be featured. Miss Stevenson
has had a great deal of experience
in choral work and it is expected
that the musical portion of the per
formance will be especially lovely.
Every Salem Academy student
will in some way participate in the
Monday production, being either in
the actual cast or serving on one of
several technical committees (the
stage sets, lighting, costumes, etc.,
are being done by the students them