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    • Griping About Food
• Griping’ About Rules
• Griping About Song
• Opera to Come
• Dance to Come
• McAnally to Leave
Number 12.
In The Pacific
On Tuesday, February 9, Secretary
of Navy Knox stated that all resis
tance on Guadalcanal had apparent
ly ceased. This statement followed a
sugar-coated announcement from
Tokyo saying that Jap troops had
been withdrawn from the islands
after achieving their “primary ob
jective’ ’. This news came exactly ten
months to the day after the tragic
defeat of American-Pilipino troops
on Bataan. At last the pay-off has
come. With Jap troops evacuated
from Guadalcanal, we are now in a
position to carry out an oiferisive
against other strong enemy bases
in the Nothern Solomons.
This victory brings the Pacific
situation to a stalemate for we are
not yet ready for the ,big offensive.
Although the position of the Japs in
the Pacific is stronger than it was
six months ago, our submarines and
airplanes are active in a campaign
to weaken the enemy.
In Bussia
On Mondaj^, February 8, came a
special communique stating that
Krusk, northern pivot of Nazi de
fense line in Russia, had fallen be
fore a smashing Red surprise attack
on the city. On February 9, came
news that the Russians had captured
another German stronghold, Belgo
rod, clearing the way to Kharkov,
50 miles to the south, which is re
garded as the Nazi key position on
the Ukraine front. By February 10,
Russians had advanced to a posit
ion within 20 miles of Kharkov.
Stalin had recently announced
that Russia neither has nor can have
the purpose of territorial gain. He
says that their chief purpose is to
froe enslaved peoples from Hitler’s
tyranny, not to dominate them; and
that Russia has no plans of con
In Africa
On Monday, February 8, a pow
erful allied air offensive over Sicily
shook the port of Messina with a
twoi-hour bombing raid. An Axis
harbor and air base in Tunisia were
also shaken and British troops st
reamed across Tunisian frontier.
At Home
In view of the 1943 war plans,
which include an invasion of Europe,
President Roosevelt has ordered a
48 hour week in 32 areas where la
bor shortages exist.
Although threatened with a
strike by the employees of Swift,
Armour, Wilson, and Cudahy meat
packing houses; the War Labor
Board remains firm on its wage
By Sarah Meritt
When Mr. Wolfe and Dr. Downs
walked out of the dining room last
Tuesday evening, I was very ner
vous. I had been told to “nab” Mr.
Wolfe when he finished dinner—.but
how can you “nab” a lecturer with
“butterflies” in your stomach?
With a quick interested smile ho
greeted me. “I believe that you
want to interview me? Well, I un-
derstand what you’re up against,
The “butterflies” inside me relaxed
as he began telling me that inter
viewing people was one phase of his
work; Pierre Laval of France, Queen
Maria of Rumania, President Benes
of Czechoslovakia, and Chancellor
Schuschnigg of Austria were a few
on his celebrity list. “One of the
first things” he said, “that you
would want to know is that I’m
from Coshocton, Ohio.” He continued
that Europe has been his second
home. After serving in the first
World War; ho changed his interests
to the political and economic prob
lems of central Europe and became
a writter and lecturer on internat
ional relation. His European work
extended from Finland to Greece,
but for the last five years he has
been jumping from one continient to
another. As he put it: “In liJ39 I
went to Europe; 1940, to South
America; 1941, to the Orient; 194H,
to Mexico; and in 1943, I wish I
knew where I am going.”
His friendly, unassuming manner
would not have led one to believe
that he has been decorated eight
times. Two of these titles are the
See—WOLFFE—Page 4.
Beginning Sunday, February 4,
the School of Music of Salem Col
lege is inaugurating a series of
weekly broadcasts over Station
WSJS. The programs, “From the
S'alem Music Hall, ’ ’ wi!(l be pre
sented each Sunday evening at 9
o’clock and will continue for thir
teen weeks.
The broadcasts have been planned
as a special feature of the new
program which the School of Music
is undertaking as a contribution to
the war effort, and both faculty
members and students will partici
The initial program Sunday will
include instrumental and vocal en
sembles of a varied nature, repre
senting different periods of musical
composition from the Sixteenth
Century to the present day. The
'Choral Ensemble’s numbers will
include compositions by four Six
teenth Century English Madrigal
Composers, “O Sleep,” “Ha! Ha!”
“In Crystal Towers,” and “The
Nightingale,” and a more modern
composition, “Ave Maria.” Mar
gery Craig will assist at the organ,
and Hazel Newman will play the
harp introductions. Margaret Win
stead, at the piano, will play Schu
mann’s “Warum (Why)?”
Four of the scheduled programs
will be individual recitals by heads
of various departments within the
School of Music. Ensemble units
will include the string quartet, the
Salem College Orchestra, the Choral
Ensemble, the Glee Club, and the
See—BROADCAST—:^age 4.
Librarian to Leave
Salem for Army Job
Miss Mary Duncan McAnnally,
who has ,been librarian here since
1937, has received an appointment
as army post librarian. She has
been ordered to report for duty on
February 16 at the Shenango Per
sonnel Replacement Depot in Trans
fer, Pennsylvania, which is in the
northwest section of the' state.
Miss McAnnally received this ap
pointment through headquarters of
the 3rd Service Command, U. S.
Army, in Baltimore, Maryland. She
has received a leave of absence for
the duration of the war; and states
that although she dislikes leaving
Salem and her friends here, she is
looking forward to this new expe
We’ll be waiting for your return,
Miss McAnnally, and we know that
your job will be, well done.
The annual student-faculty gas-
ketball game will be played Friday
night, February 12. This yearly dis
play of heretofore unseen talents is
looked forward to by all fun-loving
Salemites. What the S’alem faculty
does' with a basketball is something
that even Ripley would have to see
to believe. The unorthodox meth
ods used by both faculty (mostly)
and students give to this annual
fete a touch of spice which is long
remembered. It’s h^rd for us to
believe that thft same clowns who
amuse us so greatly one night will
patiently try to force another bit of
See—GAME—Page 4
WHAT: Student-Faculty Game.
WHEN: Tonight, 8:00.
WHAT: Dance
WHEN: Saturday, 8:30 p. m.
WHAT: Davidson Deputation
WHEN: Sunday, 6:45 p. m.
WHERE: Basement of Bitting.
WHAT: Latin Club
W;HEN: Monday, 7:00 p. m.
WHERE: Basement of Bitting.
WHAT: Talk on Scholarship
WHEN: Tuesday, 19:20 a. m.
WHERE: Chapel.
WHAT: Philadelphia Opera Co.
WHEN: Tuesday, 8:30 p. m.
WHERE: Reynolds High School
WHAT: French Club
WPBN: Wednesday, 7:00 p. m.
WHERE: Basement of Bitting
WHAT: Mr. Henry
WHEN: Thursday, 10:20 a. m.
WHERE: Chapel.
P®ggy Nimocks)
Professor Philip Russell . . ,
man with the expressive green eyes,
bushy eyebrows, a little grey mus
tache, and a film of grey hair on his
head; is a typical example of “home
state boy makes good.” He started
his career as a journalist when he
was a young boy; working on a
‘ ‘ one horse ’ ’ newspaper in hig home
town, Rockingham, North Carolina.
He became intensely interested in
journalism and went to the Univers
ity of North Carolina to study.
After graduation he travelled to
New York and London, returning to
the University to teach. He now
teaches about seventy-five students
but he is afraid that the draft will
cause him to lose over half of
I asked hini if he had always been
interested in journalism, and he
said, “It is just that I like to smell
the ink in the type.” i then asked
him what eAe he liked; and with a
prompt definite and an unelaborated
answer, he said, “Chess, reading,
and taking my dogs out to run up
covies of birds.”
He said in a rather confidential
way that he was gathering material
on Lord Cornwallis to write a biog
raphy. It seems that Cornwallis is
one of the few famous men whose
biography has not been written.
Russell said that there were sev
eral items of interest in the Wach
ovia Museum that he wanted to in
vestigate before he went back to
Chaj>el Hill.
Dr. Russell also has a home life
as well as one in the eyes of the
public. He has been married twice
. . . his first wife died. He has been
married to his present wife twenty
years, and they have three chil
dren . . . two daughters, one six
and one ten and an older child . . .
he did not say what sex, but it must
have been an older boy.
He spoke very naturally with a
true Southern acccnt. He wasn’t
the sort of man that talks to you
until you are bluo-in-the-face, but
what he says definitely means some-
thing. When I left the room, Mr.
Russell smiled and twitched his lit
tle grey mustache and said ^hanks
and good bye . . . then started talk-
ing to some other person about his
It was 4:00 in Memorial Hall. A
hush swept over the audience as
everyone waited for the first stud
ent to appear. A lone figure strode
out upon the stage, and, since it
was Dr. Vardell, we knew a catas
trophe must have taken place. But
it was merely that he wished to
make a suggestion to the audience.
He asked us to help the students
by applauding when they appeared.
Any one who has ever performed on
the recitals knows applause helps
a great deal when one is scared to
Dr. Vardell left the stage, and
we glanced at our programs for the
first number.
During Mendelssohn’s Scherzo in
E Minor we wondered how on earth
Ella Lou Taylor could be so accom
plished in piano as well as in voice.
She is one of the rare persons who
does more than one thing well.
After Jane Grazier and Hazel
Newman had made their entrance
and put down the piano lid, we
heard Franz’s lovely “ Will Ober
Nacht, ” sung by Jane Garrou.
Mamie Herring next played Pos-
ca’s “By the Sea.” This was a
description of a calm sea with the
Strauss to Be Given
An Englisii Version
By Youthful Singers
Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Philadelphia
Opera Company in collaboration
with the Civic Music Association
will present “The Bat” (Die Fled-
ermaus) with music by Johann
Strauss and the book by Richard
The Philadelphia Opera Company
is a complete breakaway from the
Metropolitan in its ideas. The com
pany, the players, and the orches
tra are all young. Since their op
eras are for the general American
public, they are usually the lighter
operas and are given in English. The
only requirement for the players is
that they must be a resident of Phil
adelphia. Emphasis is placed on the
opera as the main attraction. There
is no one “shining star”—each
player is as important as the next.
The characters, the costumes, and
the orchestra are only parts of the
whole. In this way, they have
built up a great reputation for them
selves. The Philadelphia Opera
Company may be called the parent
of all the light opera groups all
over the country.
The plot of “The Bat” is quite
a complicated one. Act I opens in
the house of the banker, Gabriel
Eisenstein, who is preparing to go
to prison for five days for the in
discretion which his quick temper
made him commit. Rosalind, Eis-
enstein’s wife, has to hurry away
her lover, Alfred, until her husband
leaves. With Adele, the maid, they
lament the tragedy. Eisenstein has
See—OPERA—Page 3
Three Films Shown
To Eager Students
On WIednesday evening Mrs. De
laney, Executive Secretary of the
Forsyth County Tuberulosis League,
brought to the campus two films
about tulprculosis and one film
about Winston-Salem.
We went to Old Chapel expecting
a dull session with the first two pic
tures in order that we might see
the third. Imagine our surprise
when the first picture was shown
and we became really interested in
the story of the tuberculin bacteria,
t eir detection, and the cure.
The second film, “Middletown
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gentle lapping of the waves oji the War,” illustrated the socio
logical aspect of the disease. It
showed how new war industries with
their new workers can spread tu
berculosis to the unaffected popu
lation. It pointed out methods of
cure and prevention in an industry,
How oil earth, does such a voice
come out of such a little person?
Annie Hyman Bunn, as usual, made
us sit on the edge of our seats. We
were all proud of the way she sang
Beethoven’s “Song No. 6 from Cy
cle An Die Feme Geliebte.”
Margaret Winstead achieved a
truly artistic interpretation of De-
See—MUSIC—Page 3.
Miss Howell Elected
Le Cercle President
A special meeting of Le Cercle
Francais was held last week to elect
a new president; Becky Howell was
chosen for the position. The occas
ion for the election was necessitat
ed by the marriage of Betty Brietz
and her withdrawal from the col
lege. Betty Byers was elected S’ee-
retary and Treasure, and Elizabeth
Bernhardt editor of “Le Coin Pran-
It was moved that officers be ele
cted each semester rather than once
a year, in order that more students
might have an opportunity to become
familiar with the organization soon
er. This motion was passed.
After a brief talk by Dr. Downs
on the importance of France today
and in the future, the meeting was
and how every Middletown can pre
vent the spread of the disease.
“Winston-Salem, the Industrial
City of the South,” was the third
film. It described the cultural, in
dustrial, and educational life of
Winston-Salem. It showed us pic
tures of the factories, schools, and
homes. S'alem College was repre
sented on the screen.
Everyone left old Chapel with a
feeling that this had been an eve
ning -well spent.
A. A.
In the gym 'at 8:30 Saturday
night, the annual formal dance
given by the Athletic Association,
will take place. Coco McKenzie,
president of the association. Miss
Averill, Miss Lawrence, and Dr. and
Mrs. Rondthaler will be among those
in the receiving line.
During the evening there will be
four no-break dances. The gym
will have Valentine decorations; so
Salemites, wear your heart on your
sleeve, and we promise a “hearty”
good time!

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