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• Welcome, Miss Dolch
• Hail, the Bond Queen
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Number 14
As announced last week, -the Sa-
lemite is sponsoring a Campus Bond
Queen contest in conjunction with
the A. 0. P. and COLLEGIATE DI
GEST. This contest will begin to
morrow and close on March 19th.
At the end of that time, the con
testant having the most votes will
be 'Campus Bond Queen, and her
picture will be entered in the na
tional contest. The winner of the
national contest will receive a $50
war bond, and her picture will be
on the front of COLLEGIATE DI
Stamps and bonds will be sold ev-
ery day after lunch in the dining
room and every Friday night by the
distributors of the SALEMITE.
Each 10c stamp counts 10 votes;
each $18.75 bond, 1875 votes. As
you buy your stamps or b*nds, you
designate for which candidate you
are voting. In order for a Salem
candidate to enter the national con
test, she must have a minimum of
1,875 votes.
The S*ALEMITE staff has select
ed four initial candidates, chosen
on points of beauty, personality,
populartty, and versatility. In or
der for a new candidate to enter
the contest, she must receive an
initial total of 250 votes or $2.50
in war stamps. The four candi
dates now in the contest are: rran-
ces* Turner, Julia Garrett, Peggy
Nimocks, and Jean FHilton. As
many new candidates may enter as
can meet the requirements; so put
up other girls if you wish.
■Come on^, come all — faculty and
students alike. Buy stamps and
vote for your candidate. Elect her
Salem Bond Queen, and enter her
in the national A. C. P. contest.
Let’s put Salem in the National
I spotlight.
Formal Concert
Goes Over Big
One of the loveliest recitals of
the year was presented on Monday
evening, in Memorial Hall. It was
the music department’s second form
al e.oncert of the year.
Cathrine SSvinson gave an artis
tic rendition of the brilliant com
position, ‘'Polichinelle,” by Each-
maninoff. The beautiful “L’amero
Sara Constante,” by Mozart, was
sung in excellent style by Jane Gar-
rou. Margaret Winstead truly
achieved the delightful atmosphere
of Debussey’s “En Bateau.” Mar
ian Gary sang Faure’s “En Priere,”
with charm and grace; and Chopin’s
lovely Nocturne in E Minor was
skillfully played by Lacy Lewis.
One of the most interesting num
bers on the program was Dr. Var-
dell’s own composition for organ,
“Skyland, ” which Mrs. Purcell
gave a magnificent performance.
Polonaise in C sharp Minor by
Chopin, was expertly rendered by
Aline Shamel. Lindy Stokes ex
pressively sang the flowing and de
scriptive “Serenade,” by Richard
Strauss. A poignant, moving spell
was woven by Margaret Leinbach
as she played Griffe’s “The Foun
tain of the Aequiea Paola.” The
highlight of the program was the
first movement of MacDowell’s
“Concerto in D Minor, op. 23,”
which Elizabeth Johnston played
with Dr. Vardell playing the orches
tral accompaniment at the second
piano. Lib gave further proof of
her excellent musicianship and great
talent, by playing a superb perform
ance of the concerto—a truly mag
nificent ending for an inspiring con
Hear ye! Hear ye! Monday night
at 7:30, purely for your entertain
ment the Freshman Dramatic Club
will present two plays—“White
Iris,” and “The Little Prison.” Go
back a few years to 1890 — imag
ine an elderly lady and her younger
crippled sister — add an old col
ored woman who believes in and
reads death in the tea leaves! Well,
if you want to know how it comes
out, you will have to come and see
Edith Langest as Marcia Doon;
V^awter Steele as Jesemy, her
younger sister; Peggy McLelland as
Dorcus; and Senora Lindsey as
Lucy in “White Iris.”
The second play, “The Little
Prison,” takes place in an elevator.
In five minutes, each occupant must
be at an important place — what
would you do if the elevator girl
refused to budge? Come and see
what Sara Merritt as Daisy; Ann
Caldwell as Pearl; Mary Miller as
Miss Ellison; Ethel Halpern as
Mrs. Richardson and Betsy Stafford
as Miss Bundy do in “The Little
Prison.’ ’
WIIAT: German Club
WHEN; Tonight, 7:00 P. M.
WHERE: Bitting’s Basement.
WHAT: y Carnival
WHEN: Saturday, 8:00 P. M.
WHAT: Miss Turlington
WHEN: Sunday, 6:45 P. M.
WiHERE:, Bitting’s Basement
WHAT: Allied Nations’ Music.
WHEN: Sunday, 9:00 P. M.
WHAT: Freshman Plays
WHEN: Monday, 7:30 P. M.
WHERE; Old Chapel
WHAT: Trauares
WHEN; Monday, 8:00 P. M.
WHERE: Memorial Hall.
WHAT: Student Activities
W;HEN: Tuesday’s Chapel Hour
WHERE; Memorial Hall
^VHAT; I. R. C. Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, 6:45 P. M.
WHERE: Bitting’s Basement
After a pretty heated battle be
tween the patriots pro-morale and
patriots pro-bonds Junior-Senior was
again sanctioned by the majority
vote to come off on March 6.
The Juniors were set to hustling
with only two weeks in which to
prepare. But they’ve come out with
some promising plans: the tea
dance Saturday afternoon, the card
dance Saturday night, and the mid
night spread (this last of strictly
dietetic variety).
The hostesses are plenty proud of
the orchestra they’ve lined up.
Just to cite a few: Glenn Miller,
Harry James, Claud Thornhill, the
Dorsey brothers, and as many more
as the nickelodean will hold. Whal
with a premium on decorations and
the new foodstuffs point system, the
Juniors don’t promise too much
. . . but they guarantee that March
6th will mark the biggest week-end
of the year.
For the evening dance there will
be a figure of the class officers who
are: Senior: Betsy Vanderbilt, Ruth
O’Neal, Carlotta Carter, Aline
Shamel; Junior: Lucy Farmer, Char
lotte Richards, Katherine Trayn-
ham, Barabara Weir. Dance com
mittee chairmen include: Music,
Mildred Lee; Decorations, Mildred
Avera; Card, Mary Lewis; Refresh
ment, Aileen Seville.
The Salcto Music School adds a
further contribution in its war ef
fort when a program of music rep
resentative of the Aljied nations is
presented Sunday night at 9 o’clock
in Memorial Hall. iTMs is another
in the series of weekly WSJS radio
broadcasts, “From the Salem Mu
sic Hall.”
Students of voice? and piano wiU
perform compositions by composers
of the Allied nations. America
will be represent€fd by “The Foun
tain of the Acqua Paola,” written
by Charles Griffin and played by
Margaret Leinbach. Jane Frazier
will sing an Old English composi
tion, “A Pastorale,” by Carey.
Russia will be represented by “Poli-
chinelle,” by Eachmaninoff, played
by Cathrine Swinson; and Poland by
Aline Shamel playing Chopin’s Pol
onaise in C Sharp minor. Marian
Gary wi]! sing "En Priere” by the
French composer Fauref. China will
be saluted by the singing of the
“Chinese Marching Song.” Those
singing will be; Marian Gary, Jane
Frazier, Annie Hyman Bunn, Peggy
Eaton, Ella Lou Taylor, and Mar
garet Leinbach.
A cordial invitation is issued to
all who desire to actually attend
the? program in Memorial Hall. They
are requested, however, to pjease
be there before 9 o’clock in order
not to interrupt the broadcast.
After a bitter three-day battle in
Tunisia, the Germans have been
forced back 14 miles. The Axis
forces had advanced to within three
miles of Thala, key road junction
of upper Tunisian plains. Follow
ing this retreat of Rommel’s tank
divisions on Wednesday, February
24, Allied artillery hurled tons of
explosives into German forces with
drawing through Kasserine Pass.
This is the first great setback of
Axis trooiw in Tunisia -since their
attack 11 days before.
F^esh fighting units are reported
to be reaching the British forces in
Southern Tunisia.
General MacArthur’s bombers
continue raids on enemy shipping
lanes at RabSul and drop ihore ex
plosives in Northeast New Guinea.
The Red Army, in its forward
race against spring thaws, has upt
set several more Nazi strongholds
on the way to Ukraine rail junctions
which guard the German Dnieper
River line. Russians report new
gains in their efforts to surround
Orel, the hub of southern and cen
tral fronts. The Reds have trap
ped approximately 1600 Germans in
the western Caucasus which they
are reported to be annihilating as
a result of the Nazi’s refusal to
Prime Minister diurchill’s con
finement to his bed for the past sevV
era! days, at first described as ca
tarrh, has been declared to be pneu
monia. Doctors state that the ill
ness is clearing but that the Prime
Minister’s temperature has not set
tled. Plans for the establishment of
an emergency war cabinet in his
absence are underway.
The Opera Group, composed oi’
several city organizations and local
singing talent, under the direction
of Mr. Clifford Bair of the Sa'eni
College School of Music, presented
Hansel and G-retel, a folk opera by
Humperdinck, on Thursday evtning
in the old chapel.
Two Salem girls had the title
roles —Mildred Transou as Hansel,
and Peggy Eaton as Gretel. Both
sang with ease and assurance. Peg
gy was hardly recognizable in long
yellow curls; but, as always, her
voice “ did something to us” when
she sang the children’s prayer.
Ella Lou Taylor almost stole the
show as the “big, bad witch.” Her
acting as well as her singing, was
Mrs. Nell Starr of the School of
Music faculty, proved to be a real
trouper by improvising a strawberry
basket out of a plate—the basket
being nowhere in sight when men
The singers had the unique expe
rience (at least, unique for this
vicinity) of singing with an orches
tral accompaniment—the orchestra
being very ably directed by Mr.
Arthur Sture. Several S’alem girls
and faculty members gave able as
sistance in the orchestra. They in
cluded: Miss Hazel Read, Laura
Emily Pitts, Eugenia Shore, Eliza
beth Swinson, and Margaret Lein
Our sincere admiration goes to
the production staff headed by Mr.
Bair and assisted by Annie Hyman
Bunn, Jane Garrou, Marian Gary,
and Lindy Stokes . We vote or
chids to Mr. Bair for his unceasing
efforts to give experience in opera
dramatics to his pupils, and we wish
him to know that we appreciate it
as well as enjoy it.
AVe wish to salute also J. Gar
rou, A. H. Bunn, M. Gary, and L.
Stokes for stopping in and “putting
the opera on’' with excellent per
formances in spite of the absence
of the director and producer, Mr.
Bair. The whole cast, as well as
those mentioned above, shouldered
the responsibility and worked hard
to give the performance an incom
parable delight to the audience.
My curiosity had reached its
peak and my anticipation was grow
ing steadily, as I patiently waited
after supper on the outside of Clew-
ell in order to catch Miss Marguar-
ite Dolch as she left the dining hall.
All day, tongues had been wagging
about her, heads had been stretch
ing when she entered the dining
hall, and eyes had followed her
critically as she went to her classes.
The numerous questions in all our
minds were still unanswered.
Then I saw a tall, slender fig
ure walking slowly towards me. The
last, faint rays of the setting sun
cast an auburn tint on her natural,
wavy brown hair; and her deep ex
pressive eyes were dark brown. In
a quiet and .pleasing voice, with
only a slight trace of a northern ac
cent, she answered my questions.
This is not her first visit to Salem
College; for several years ago she
stopped by on her w^ay to Chapel
Hill, never dreaming that one day
she would be teaching here. SThe
confessed to me in her friendly, yet
reserved manner, that she was still
confused over the many halls, class
rooms, and foot-paths to certain
buildings — and no wonder! Miss
Dolch likes sports; and admitted
shyly that she received her Junior-
Life Saving Badge in high school,
but that she would not .be responsi
ble for anything she might do in
an emergency. She agreed with me
whole-heartedly on liking the South,
its warm climate, and budding flow
ers — so different from her birth-
See—DOLCH—Page 4
Trayares To Speak
On Series Monday
“Stalin . j ■ the one statesman
who outsmarted the ambitious Hit
ler,” was the topic of Dr. Ans-
combe’s lecture to tie internat
ional Relations Club meeting Fri
day night.
Rather rapidly. Dr. Anscombe
outlined the history of the relat
ion of Germany and Russia as a
background to his conclusions that
Stalin has outsmarted Hitler.
Since the Rapillo Pact in 1920, the
two nations have been warily
Watching each other. Russia’s pro
blem was the lack of an outlet to
the sea; Germany’s aim was to ex
tend her territories eastward, and
confiscate Russian oil fields.
Stalin first fooled Hitler, when
he followed the German lead and
occupied East Poland within a
month of the German invasion
(which incidentally was a violation
of the mutual peace pact drawn up
by the two nations). Stalin next
fooled Hitler whin he anticipated
See—ANSCOMBE—Page 4.
“Late News Bulletin”
Flash: Dr. Hernane Travares of
Brazil will arrive on Salem campus
tomorrow, and will stay through
Tuesday, after lecturing Monday
night. His speech is to deal with
wartime international relations be
tween North and South America,
and he will have informal discuss
ions with students.
Dr. Tavares, Brazilian author,
scientist, and columnist, is the third
speaker of the Salem Lecture series.
He is an authority on South Amer
ica; and in the United States, he is
working under a scholarship provid
ed by the Institution of Internat
ional Relations.
Dr. Tavares, who received the de
gree of Docteur en Medecine at
the University of Louvain,. Belgium,
in 1935, has visited many college
campuses in America collecting mat
erial for his book, “Dear Neigh
bor, Here Is Brazil.”

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