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    • Badioal Explains Indiflference
• Conservative Asks Conservation
• Patriot Begs Red Cross Support
• Staff to Sponsor Queen
• Bair to Present Opera
• Musicians to Have Recital
Number I 3
Early last week, in blinding snow
and sleet, the Bussians launched a
surprise attack on the Kursk sec
tor. This success served as a sig
nal; for a whole line of supposedly
invulnerable cities: Belgorod, Laza-
vaya, Voroshilovsk, Likhaya . . .
fell. In the latter part of the week,
Rostov, the German stepping-stone
to the Caucasus, crumpled. And
late last night, came the news that
sixty more Russian villages had been
U. S. submarine Wahoo, member
of the Pacific fleet, sunk a Jap de
stroyer, two freighters, and a tank
Yesterday, the Japs launched at
tacks on Chungking and the old
Burma Road where the fighting
is especially heavy. This is inter
preted as a final attempt by the
Japs to crush China.
All week the R. A. F. has kept up
constant bombing of Belgium and
3EVance and, occasionally, Germany.
Of special significance within Ger
many is their failure to mention not
only Russian losses but African
gains. Goebbels has, however, prom
ised increased submarine warfare.
For a week, both Axis and Allies
have poured materials into the
crowded battlefields around Tunisia.
Rommel gained superiority and
thrust a deep wedge into the Allied
lines. Only late yesterday, after
they had achieved their objectives,
did the Germans call a halt. Their
attempt to widen the corridor along
the coast is temporarily successful
• . . and the Allies have had to shift
120 miles of the line along the
at home—
Last week, the President promised
the American people action in Eu
rope and in the Pacific. He said
that we'd quit fighting only on ‘ ‘ un
conditional surrender” of the ene
my. He promised the post-war
■world a free choice in government.
And for the fighting men of the
U. S. he had a promise, too: jobs
after the war.
(By Frances Jones)
“Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye.”
Come one, come all, to the “Y”
Carnival, Saturday night, February
the twenty-seventh. Step right up
folks, step right up, the admission is
free; but beware of blue-button po
licemen with shining badges. If
caught, you will be politely es
corted to the supreme court, where
a stern, white-wigged judge will
hear your plea and charge you with
a small fine. And then you will be
proud to wear a tag saying “Pinch
ed Once.”
This is only half of the noise and
merry-making you’ll hear when you
arrive at the gym. Glamorous girls
with trays of hot-dogs, candy, pop
corn, and peanuts strapped to theix
bare shoulders will push their “ eats
on me. As I wander around lick
ing an ice cream cone and trying
to escape the “blue coat,” I de-
See— CARNIVAL—Page 4.
Put aside those books and wor
ries! Relax and enjoy an evening’s
entertainment! On Monday eve
ning, February 22, at eight-thirty in
Memorial Hall, the music depart
ment will present the second formal
recital of the year. The program
will consist of performances by
Cathrine Swinson, Jane Garrou,
Margaret Anna Winstead, Marian
Gary, Lacy Lewis, Mrs. J. E. Pur
cell, Aline Shamel, Lindy Stokes,
Margaret Leinbach, and Elizabeth
Johnston; including selections by
Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Mozart,
Chopin, MacDowell and Vardell. A
special feature of the program will
be MacI>owell’s “Concerto in D
Minor, Op. 23, played by Elizabeth
Johnston with Dr. Vardell playing
the orchestral accompaniment at the
second piano.
There are sixty-nine stars in
Salem’s crown! The service flag
is made up of stars representing
fathers, brothers, and husbands of
Salemites. As the number of
service men increases, more stars
will ,be added.
In Chapel on Tuesday, the flag
will be hung in the center over
the organ pipes. It will remain
there for the duration.
The flag, which is ten feet by
six feet and six inches, was made
by Mrs. Brietz. The service flag
was sponsored by the Salem
Y. W. C. A.
Dorsey Does Ballet;
Lucille Does Opera
(By Lucille Newman)
If Dorsey can go back stage, so
can we:
“Hey, Joe! Where’s Joe? That
door back there is locked—Do you
know anything about itt”
“How should I know anything
about it? Wait’ll Joe comes.”
“Pardon, us, but have any . . . ”
“Naw —1 they ain’t come yet.
Just sit over there and wait.”
So there we were sitting on a
‘Please stay out — Philadelphia
Opera Co.” box, waiting for the cast
of “The Bat” to come. We met
l>r. Falke, Robert Brink, first. He
■*^38 the tall, lanky geography teach
er who was only too glad to talk—
about anyone but himself. Little by
little, we learned this was his first
Season with the Philadelphia. Al
though he was born in Pennsylvania,
he spent little of his life there,
^^en he was quite young, he moved
to the West coast. After giving up
teaching, he turned from radio to
opera. He made his debut in 1936
'''^ith the San Diego Opera Company.
This season he took an audition and
joined the Philadelphia. He also
Admitted that all the men were
^A’s except one who was a 4F-er.
^ext we went to the dressing
room of Junita Carter and Margar
et Spencer. Miss Carter, our Rosa-
““d, took a round about way to the
opera. She made her “first ap
pearance ” in Kentucky. From there
she went to Washington, D. C.,
where she worked in a department
store and later in a telephone office.
W>ile in Washington, she studied
both piano and voice. She later be
came a member of the Colony Op
era Guild in upper New York. This
September she was made a member
of the Philadelphia. Besides tak
ing Vitamin B1 tablets, her hobbies
are golf and collecting only gyjj,.
phonic records. She hasn’t a single
vocal record in her collection.
We had quite a time with Mar
garet Spencer, who played Adele.
She wanted to tell us all abfcut
Juanita ‘Carter; but when we asked
her about herself, she literally clos
ed up. We did find out that she
was born in Kansas, and for the
past 18 years has been making her
living ,by means of the piano. She
took voice in New York . . . g^e
had a bad case of laryngitis
and hadn’t had anything to eat since
the night before! Every third line
was “It’s wonderful—and more
fun! ” And she looked like she was
really enjoying it, too.
We finally cornered Howard Van-
derburg after the opera. He was
stUl puffing, and a bit hot, but in
See—OPERA—Page 4.
“Oh Hansel, wait; I will tell you
a delightful secret,” exclaims Gret-
el; and we promise yon a most de
lightful surprise at the performance
of a special version of Humper
dinck’s Hansel and Gretel in the Old
Chapel next Thursday night at eight
o’clock. It is a truly Salem pro
duction with the aid of various mu
sical and theatrical organizations of
the city. Music students Taylor,
A. H. Bunn, and Stokes have been
bustling around . supervising the
stage management. While Marian
Gary sews the last few stitches and
additions to the costumes; Jane
Garrou looks after the props and
must be sure such things as the
broom, groceries, magic wands and
flowers are in the appointed places.
The opera is being produced by
Mr. Clifford Bair, head of the
voice department, a man whose un
tiring efforts and intense interest
inspire in us the charm and fantasy
of this entertaining opera.
The story is the familiar one of
the two children. Hansel and Gretel,
who prefer dancing and nierry-mak-
ing to making brooms and knitting.
When discovered by their mother,
they are sent to the forest to gather
strawberries for supper. The second
act discloses the children playing in
the woods. Unwittingly they eat
all of the strawberries they have
picked; and realizing it is now too
dark to look for more, they lie
down and go to sleep. The third
act takes place the next morning.
The children awaken to discover a
charming house made of cookies,
which they think the angels left for
See—FUN—Page 3.
Do you want to show that Salem
College is behind the war program t
And do you want to have fun doing
Campus war bond and stamp
drives have been sponsored before
with success; but these efforts have
been individual and only campus-
wide ... It has noW: been proposed
by the Collegiate Press and Collegi
ate Dfigest that all college papers
unite in a nation-wide, concentrat
ed, five-week war bond and stamp
drive to prove to the nation as a
whole what the college press acting
as a unit can do. The central idea
is simple, and no one loses in this
A contest will be sponsored by
the Salemite for a bond queen hav
ing the greatest beauty, popularity,
personality, and versatility. As
many students may enter the con
test as see fit; each entrant, how
ever, must have received 1,876 in
itial votes. Each class may nomi
nate a candidate, but we won’t lim
it you to just one prospective queen.
Each cent you spend for war
bonds and stamps will give to the
purchaser one vote. For example,
a ten cents’ stamp entitles the pur
chaser to ten votes; an $18.75 bond,
1,875 votes. The entrant receiving
the greatest number of votes will
be the Campus Bond Queen. If
there is a tie, the staff will select
the candidate.
Only bonds and stamps purchased
before March 19, may be used as
votes in the contest. The votes
must be cast at the time of the pur
chase at the bond and stamp agen
cies designated by the paper.
A portrait of the Campus Bond
Queen will be sent to the Associ
ated Collegiate Press; and the semi
finalists, five per cent of the total
entries, will be selected by a group
of professional photographers on the
basis of photogenic qualities which
See—BOND DRIVE—Page 3.
Thursday afternoon, in Memorial
Hall, Dr. Charles G.' Vardell, Jr.,
gave to a very interested audience
the story behind the Star-Spangled
Banner.” The topic of his lecture
was “By the Dawn’s Early Light.”
After Washington had been suc
cessfully attacked, the English fleet
sailed up the Chesapeake Bay to
ward Baltimore . . . capturing a be
loved physician, Dr. William Beans.
The British promised that they
would release Dr. Beans after their
attack on Baltimore. Key and Skin
ner watched the attack from
their own ship. They watched the
flag being bombarded, and later that
night, they could still see it by the
light of the bombs and “the rock
et’s red glare.” Then they could
see no more. And until dawn, they
looked in vain for a sight of the
American flag. Meanwhile, Key had
begun to write some verses describ
ing the action. Hnally at dawn he
saw the flag ... So our national
anthem -h'ss written.
Great was the throng that herd
ed into the gym last Friday night.
Great was the tenseness of atmos
phere as, betwixt mouthfuls of ap
ples and peanuts, cries were raised
up and wagers were laid down.
Three quarters of the gallery was
laden with comparatively quiet but
anxious students cheering their rep
resentatives into competition with
the mighty faculties. A quarter of
the remaining quarter was given
over to noisy professors and wives
of professors . . . hurling beribbon-
ed banners and screaming from
mimeographed cheer sheets at the
middy bloused, black-stockinged,
hair-ribboned leaders’ command. Un
dignified was the proceedure . . .
apprehensive was the excitement!
Then, in a crash of doors and
voices, jokked the invigorated, if
aged faculty team . . . Robert Tay
lor Weinland leading the procession
in derby (which was gently handed
over to Mrs. R. T. W. as the going
grew hot), long trousers, and ut
terly out-of-this-world sweat shirt.
Following came manager, coach, and
general big operator Kenyon . . .
without the glasses, two pairs of
which caused such furor in last
year’s throat-cutting! The rest of
the team made its loud and varied
debut, and started immediately to
work on the referees. Almost un
noticed was the humbly quiet en-
See—HO HUM—^Page 4.
Salem Welcomes
New Transfers
Upon our return from home and
varioup places after mid-term exams,
wo were sorry to see some of our
friends gone but very glad, too, to
see some new faces to take their
places. To these new students, the
Salemite wishes to extend them a
hearty welcome from the entire stu
dent body and sincere wishes that
their stay at Salem will be long and
pleasant. Some of you, no doubt,
already know these girls well, but
there are still many of us who have
just seen them around and would
like) to know stmething about them.
Of the five, the only day student
is a freshman, Harriet Caplan.
Harriet graduated from Reynolds
High School last June and entered
Salem this semester. She is taking
first semester work and is an A.B.
student. Look for Harriet, girls.
She’s the freshman with brown eyes
and that lovely black “Veronica
Lakeish” hairdo.
The freshmen have two other
transfers in their group, Ann Brown
and Margaret Riddle. Ann hails
from Little Rock, Arkansas, and is
a transfer from Randolph Macon.
She rooms with Martha Moore
Hayes in 306 Strong and seems
crazy about Salem. In fact, she says,
“I think Salem is a grand school.
Everybody is so friendly and has
been wonderful to me.” Ann likes
Once again on Sunday night
when the old Salem clock strikes 9
o ’clock, the program ' ‘ From the
Salem Music Hall,” will again be
presented over station WSJS. The
second in a series of thirteen broad
cast will present Dr. Charles G.
Vardell, Jr., in a piano recital. Dir,
Vardell will begin with Bach’s
Prelude in D Major.” Following
that will be three compositions by
Chopin: “Mazurka in A flat,” three
Preludes, and “Fantasy in F Min
or.” Closing, Dr. Vardell will play
two of his own compositions:
“Flounder Fisherman at Midnight;”
and the beloved “Cookie Jar.” ’
These broadcasts are being pre
sented each week by the Salem Mu
sic Department as their contribu
tion to the war effort. Each one is
urged to listen. Don’t forget—
Sunday night, February 21, at 9
o’clock over Station WSJS.
WHAT: Dir. Anscombe
WHEN: Tonight at 6:45
WHERE: Sitting’s Basement
WHAT: Dr. Vardell
WHEN: Sunday, 9:00 p. m.
WHAT: Glee Club Meeting
WHEN: Monday, 6:30 p. m.
WHERE: Old Chapel
WJHAT: Recital
WHEN: Monday, 8:30 p. m.
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Community Sing
WHEN: Tuesday’s Chapel Hour
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Mr. Holder
WTHEN: Thursday’s Chapel Hour
WHERE: Memorial Hall

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