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Z 541
Number 1 5.
Over the week-end Allied forces
in Tunisia repulsed Axis attacks
and made several gains along the
front. On Monday, Nazi infantry
adn tanks switched their attack to
the northern sector of the Tunisian
front and pushed a short distance
into the Allied lines. The Allied
forces moved forward in central
sectors the same day. It was an
nounced on Tuesday that the forces
of Nazi Marshal Rommel continues
to abandon ground won in Central
Tunisian drive as the,British First
Army stopped Axis attacks at the
northern end of the front. Rom
mel’s forces seem headed for the
sea. Throughout the week, the
American forces in Central Tunisia
continued their advance against the
Axis as the British First Army re
pulsed further Axis armored at
tacks in Northern Tunisia.
R. A. F. and American bombers
have continued their around-the-
clock raids of Nazi targets all
week. The Nazi U-Boat base of
St. Nazaire was bombed heavily the
first of the week, and on the night
of March 1 Berlin experienced its
heaviest raid of the war. lliis was
the sixth attack in a row of Berlin
by the Allied Air Forces.
Russians, fighting desperately to
drive the Germans from the rich
Bonets basin, encounter increasing
resistance as Nazis .throw French
troops and armor into the bitter
struggle. Marshal Timosiienko is
leading the new drive along the
Leningrad front, and the German
16th Army has been defeated in
that area. Gains have been made
by Russian armies on four fronts,
and latest reports say that fierce
flghing is still rging in the Donets
Tie American air force in Burma
and China have made several suc
cessful raids on Jap territory this
week. On Tuesday, General Mac-
Arthur announced that a Japanese
convoy was approaching the north
ern coast of NeB Guinea and that
the Allied air force was now pre
paring to attack it. This convoy
Was met and attacked by Allied
bombers, and 4 of the 14 ships
^ere sunk. 13 Japanese planes
Were shot down in the battle.
Point rationing of food became
effective on Monday. President
Roosevelt asked Americans to give
125 millions to the Red Cross for
its greatest wartime program.
Tuesday, March 2, OCD Chief Lan
dis warned Americans that the dan
ger of air raids is not past, citing
German threats to bomb American
cities in retaliation for raids upon
Germany. The income tax bill> is
still being disputed in the Senate.
As the Salemite-sponsored Bond
Queen Drive ran for the fifth day,
the reports showed a rather cool
reception from the students. Con
trary to the very successful drive
sponsored by the Defense Council,
this new drive to elect a campus
personality to enter the nation
wide A. '0. P. contest, has gone
‘ ‘ ka-flooey.”
To date only eight hundred and
eighty votes have been cast which
means that only eight hundred
and eighty-eight pennies have been
spent in five days by the some
three hundred students at Salem.
That would roughly figure down to
one-third a cent a day per student
toward the war effort and victory.
(This contrasts rather sadly with
the $19,000 rolled up in bonds and
stamps by the school children in
As yet only the four entrants
named by the Salemite are con
testing. They stand in vote: Julia
Garrett, 695 votes; Jean Fulton, 75
votes; Peggy Nimocks, 60 votes;
and Frances IVirner, 50 ■votes.
The drire will last only fourteen
more days, in which time some one
girl must be backed by at least
eighteen hundred and seventy-five
votes. And, in case you haven’t
been keeping up with the contest:
It is open to both students and
faculty; each penny spent for
bonds or stamps count for one vote;
a new contestant must be backed
by at least two hundred and fifty
votes to enter . . . this' campus
contest is a part of a nation-wide
contest which has a fifty dollar
bond as prize.
A most interesting program has
been arranged for the weekly
broadcast “From the Salem Music
Ball” over WSJS Sunday evening
at nine o’clock. The program will
feature Miss Mayme Porter in a
piano recital, and the public and
students are invited to attend,
^ss Porter is a most accomplished
artist, having studied for some
time with Rosa and Joseph Lev-
iinne, in addition to receiving her
A., and her B. Music and Master
of Music at Northwestern Univers
ity. Her selections are varied and
interesting and the program will
include: Scherzo in B Flat Minor,
Chopin; three Intermezzi, Brahms;
and Etude, Stravinsky. This will
be the fourth in the Music S'chool’s
Hew series of broadcasts.
A varied and interesting program
was given yesterday afternoon in
Memorial Hall, at the weekly Mu
sic Hour. Marie Fitzgerald Jones
opened the program with Bach-Pir-
ani’s Arioso. Fitzy displayed the
poise of a seasoned pianisr. and
played with lovely tone and phras
ing. Juanita Miller sang Schu
mann’s expressive “Du Ring an
Meinem Finger.” Juanita had
very good breath control and sang
with a smooth legato time. The de
lightfully descriptive “Norwegian
Briial Procession,” by Grieg was
well played by Sara Haltiwanger.
Tim Cahill, town co-ed pupil of Dr.
Vardell, played the familiar “Dag
ger Dance,” by Victor Herbert.
Tim played exceptionally well and
shows much talent. Jane Garrou
added another to her large number
of music Hqur appearances and
sang Frescobaldi’s “Se L’aura Spi-
ra.” We thoroughly enjoyed this
Italian number in the cantabile
style, due to Jane’s delightful in
terpretation. The organ number of
the afternoon was furnished by
Josephine McLauchlin, who ably
performed the Prelude and Fcgue
in G Minor by Bach. Jane Fraz
ier’s glorious voice was displayed
to excellent advantage in Mozart’s
aria “’Tis a Madness” from “The
Marriage of Figaro.” l>he diction
was very clear and the difficult
echo effects were done especially
well. The program closed with the
Schumann Novelette in B Minor in
which Aline Shamel displayed effec
tive singing tone and appropriate
expressiveness. The recital was
thoroughly enjoyable and we antic
ipate the next one.
(By Nell Griffin)
“Do you have any vile looking
heads the snake woman can wear
tonight?” shouted one frantic fresh
man. Her voice trailed off into a
gasp as she ran headlong into a
high yaller struttin’ around the
corner in Clewell. Quick as a flash,
both disappeared behind “Busy”
doors, from whence came alarming
ly peculiar sounds to go with ordi
nary dressing.
Such was only a small part of
what went on in the dormitories
from seven to" eight o’clock last
Saturday night in preparation for
the “y” Carnival. All afternoon
hustling student decorators strung
crepe paper, pinned up sheets, and
decked the gym out with varicol
ored booths.
Around eight o’clock, the gym
doors were thrown open and the
“free for all” began. No admis
sion was charged, but the Stee Gee
was right on hand with a judge
plus a whacking good police force
to let nobody escape without being
arrested for whatever their idiotic
brains could think up.
Everyone who came succeeded in
getting unsuccessfully past . Ithe
“We Guess Your Weight For Four
Cents” booth and invariably stroll
ed up to, into, around through, and
out of the hall of mirrors for only
a few copper pence.
Many a pretty penny left many
a pretty hand to elect the Carnival
Queen, while in contrast many a
fistfull of darts “pffted” Der
Fuehrer’s Face through the cour
tesy of the German Club.
A peek into the future lured
hordes to sit patiently on a hard
bench jwith a barker yelping in
their faces about his “snaky, snake
eating wife,” curling his mustache
all the while. The booth marked
‘Pool” disappointed many when it
turned out to be only a modification
of fishing pool. Shame on some
Up on the terrace, the French
Club served refreshments under a
breezy-looking awning, and just
next door the A. A. encouraged eat
ing popcorn for health’s sake. Ice
See—CARNIVAL—Page 4.
Have yoc been,up to our Red
Cross Sewing Room? Do you even
know where it is? This sewing room
is under the direction of the De
fence Council and under the sup
ervision of the Home Economics
Club, but it is our project-an op
portunity for each one of us to
contribute to the war effort. Yet,
what have we done about' it ?
A trip to the sewing room, which
is now located on the third floor
of Main, reveals only four or five
should be a dozen or more others
helping them. 1^686 few college and
academy students and faculty mem
bers, who have been working, have
already completed two hundered
pin holders and spools, eight infant
slips, four gowns, ten dozen diapers,
and are working now on hospital
pillow covers and infant quilts. ■
With the cooperation of the en
tire student body this amount of
work could be tripled. If you can’t
sew, there are other things you
can do-cutting, tearing, clipping, or
folding hems. One hour a week
means little to us; yet it can mean
much towards completing this work.
The success of our sewing room
depends on each one of us. Let’s
don’t let it down!
At a joint meeting of the Junior
and Senior class after chapel last
Tuesday, the two classes decided to
make a few changes in the Junior
Senior dance scheduled for tomor
row night.
Previously, the two classes had
planned a card dance for the Sat
urday night affair; and the Tea
Dance Saturday afternoon was
scheduled a girl break.
Now, however, the Saturday
night dance will be a card one from
8:30 until 10:15, intermission time.
After intermission all Juniors and
Seniors with or without dates are
invited to the gymnasium for
girl break dance.
In addition, Mrs. Stockton has
invited both classes, with or with
out dates, to the club dining room
for refreshments during intermis
And by now, all of the dance
cards should be in the hands of the
dance committee; however, if for
any reason, anyone has failed to
turn in her card, please attend to
it immediately.
Here are four more new books
which have been placed on the rent
al collection in the library:
Headhunting In the Solomon Is
lands by Caroline Mytinger. Aside
from the coincidental interest of
its geography, here is a travel book
which gives an amusing account of
the impact made by a semi-primi
tive civilization on two highly cov-
ilized young Americans who were
quite free from race snobbism.
Japan Rides the Tiger by Willard
de Mille Price. Here is a book that
gives an intimate account of Jap
anese psychology at home and in her
worldwide expansion career. These
first-hand observations, convoyed in
a vivid, popular style, make inter
esting reading.
Suez to Singapore by Cecil Brown.
This book tells the adventure, set
See—LIBRARY—Page 4.
Hear ye! Hear ye! all poets and
budding composers. Put on your
thinking caps and get down to busi
ness. Your name will be in lights;
Why it might even mean the be
ginning of fame. Our new con
test for an original patriotic song
promises to be most exciting. That
prize will be won by someone so
Why not try for it? The contest
is open to all students in the reg
ular courses of the college and
Academy, and the closing date is
March 23. The words and music
of the song may be written by the
san^ person or by two people, but
Jnust be original. The music may
be written in four part harmony
.or for a single voice with piano
accompjaniment. Humorous songs,
serious ones, hymn-like ones, or
those of the “ditty” variety are
all acceptable. There is an oppor
tunity for all of us; a mood to
suit each of our tastes. The prize-
winning song will be performed
over the radio and will be featured
at a public community sing. Let’s
contribute our political and musical
talents to this enterprising effort of
the Music School. There may be a
Francis Scot Key hidden among our
virgin trees.
“Oh yes, we have a weekly news
paper, The Salemite, which comes
out on Fridays,” we assured Dr.
Travares, S^inday night at supper,
somewhat grandiously adding that
there would probably be someone
around to interview him soon—inti
mating of course that the ‘some
one would not be us. Ah, the irony
of it all! Behold, our assignment
this week |to interview said Dr.
Hernance Travares, Brazilian stud
ent of international relations.
It seems that Dr. Travares arr
ived on the campus late Saturday
night. We did not meet him until
the next day, however, when we
were among those who took him in
to Sunday night supper. (Had you
heard that he disappeared for about
an hour afterwards in the direction
of .the Robert E. Lee Coffee Shop?)
We waited nervously in the lobby
of Main Hall wondering what he
would be like. On being informed
that we were to take him to supper
we had hastily scranned last week’s
Salemite for information discover
ing that he was a Brazilian. Well,
if he speaks English like a notorious
lecturess of two winters ago, we
thought, maybe we can gibber in
Spanish^—and then came the horri
ble thought that Brazilian speak
PORTUGUESE! He soon arrived
to dispel all our worries, however.
He wore his dark blue suit with the
nonchelance which can be expected
of one who has lived out of a suit
case for over a year.
‘■“Yes, ” he said, (in perfectly
good English), “I enjoy traveling.
It is very interesting to see all of
the states.” He has been in 44 of
our 48 states. During 1942 he was
making a study of the American
system of higher education for his
government and since December he
has been lecturing on his own.
“Don’t you get tired of travel
ing?” we asked.
“I may be overdoing it a bit,”
he answered, “but I am returning
to Brazil in a few months.” He
lives in the modern Sao Paulo
apartment with black glass corners
and “versital” awnings pictured
on page 132 of the October 26 Life
magazine. Asked what he expected
to do at home, he replied that he
Wight go into the army as he is a
young bachelor with no dependants.
“Since 1910,” he in formed !us,
Brazil has had compulsory mili
tary traning for boys at 20 years'
of age..”
He has published one book in
Portuguese and expects his next.
Dear Neighbor, Here Is Brazil,
written in English, to be out soon.
We asked if it were light reading.
He raised his eyebrow, a habit of
his when trying to think of ade
quate answer for our numerous
questions, and finialy said, diplom-
See—TRAVARES—Page 4.
W^AT: Salem Academy Operetta.
WIHEN: 8 o ’clock Saturday nights
WHERE: Salem Academy.
WHAT: Junior-Senior Dance.
WHEN: 8:30 Saturday night.
WJHERE: Salem Gym.
WHAT: Miss Porter.
WHEN: 9 o’clock Sunday night.
WHAT: Dean Vardell.
WHEN: Tuesday.
WHERE: Chapel.
WHAT: Lent begins.
WHEN: Wednesday.
WHAT: Rev. Rights.
WJHI5N: Thursday.
WHERE: Chapel.
W|HAT: Music Recital.
WHEN: Thursday, 4 P. M.
WHERE: Memorial Hall.

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