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    • Student Urges Voters
• Strongite Pleads Case
• Staff Thanks Buyers
• Dr. Hart Visits Campus
• Musicians Play in Greensboro
• Song Writers Join Contest
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Number 1 7.
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Lucy Farmer of Eockingham, N.¥
C., defeated Becky Cozart of Fuqua
Springs in the election for Student
Government President, which was
held ITiursday, March 18.
Lucy, president of the Junior
Class, is majoring in English and
minoring in b'ociology instead.
We have no trouble in finding
Lucy on the Campus. She is rather
short, has blond hair with bangs
in front, and has blue eyes and
a turned up nose.
As a freshman Farmer was the
cause of many rushes on asperin.
Lucy was then the much-restricted
“Salem Brat.” As a sophomore
Lucy shone forth as the “Salem
Eat” at Sophomore Court. One of
the faculty member’s close relatives
fell victim to the ingenious Lucy.
Later in her sophomore year Lucy
met with a dire acciden*t. She and
the posterior extremities of a horse
got a bit too intimate, and Lucy
spent weeks in the hosipital. This
didn't affect Lucy’s love for horses,
for she is still fond of horse back
riding . . . and another favorite is
tennis. As a sophomore Lucy was
assistant tennis manager. And even
April 6, 1917, United States has
declared'wan on Germany. War! at
Salem! In that short year and a
half we realized what war really
was. There were many things to
be done and we did them! We had
no rationing then but we realized
the shortage of food and other
things. Inch by inch our skirts
were upward bound — then short
skirts became the fashion. The
war hit »s harder in other ways.
There were times when we had to
organize voluntary War Service
Bands to replace our servants. We
rolled up our sleeves — put on our
aprons — kept the dorms clean and
helped in the kitchen. We did weeks
of service at a time, and maintained
Salem’s tradition of not closing even
for wars.
There were . other important
thing.s for us to do. The govern
ment, to borrow money from us, is
sued Liberty Bonds. For the first
drive we raised $500 on November
15, 1917.; It wasn’t easy for us to
buy these bonds. Most of us were
on allowances; so to help ourselves
help others we devised methods to
raise money. Manicuring, shampoo
ing, patching, and darning ran along
lines of conventipnal profit. Our
chief interest — she polishing —
failed because of the price of pol
For the most part, we got along
much the same. There was only
one serious casualty. Among the
fifty-odd stars on our service flag,
there was one gold one. That was
for Alice David, class of 1920^
whose brother had been killed in
action. That one gold star seemed
t- guids us in everything we did.
It seemed to hold in its center the
Eed Cross of mercy. We realized
the urgent need that our foreign
war was forcing upon us. We or-
Allied air forces pound away at
Eommel’s Mareth Line in prepara
tion for the drive of the British
Eighth Army which appears to be
British bombers have attacked the
Axis reinforcement port of Gabes,
striking railways and highways.
A recent radio report from Algiers
stated that Allied planes had inter
fered with Rommel’s only north-
south line of communication by cut
ting the Gabes-Sfax railroad in
several places.
Three barges in Eommel’s line of
sea communications have been set
afire by American Flying Fortresses.
Eeds make comeback! After a
retreat which cost them nine Im
portant bases including Kharkov,
the Eussians have now taken the
offensive and driven German troop’s
from hills in the Ukraine. Divis
ions of Eed Army are barring rivfr
passes in an attempt to isolate
Axis divisions.
A communique of Tuesday night
said that Eussian forces in a
southward movement had captured
thirty-two inhabited towns. Vil
lagers of one town in the Donets
basin are reported to have helped
route the enemy with pitchforks
and hammers.
On Monday, March 15, American
airmen attacked Kiska \ Island, in
Japanese possession, six times;
while American warships bombarded
that portion of the Solomons held
by Japs.
General Douglas MacArthyr’s
bombers recently destroyed twenty-
two Jap >ships in the Bismarck Sea.
Only five of the 15,000 on board the
ships survived.
Director Seeks Aid
The Public Eelations Department,
now under the direction of Miss
Edith Kirkland, is located in Main
Hall, adjoining Miss McNeely’s of
The Public Eelations Department
is interested in the activities of
the individual student and of every
campus organization. Its objective
is to present to the people of this
community and all of the states
represented in ■ the student body, a
sincere picture of Salem life and
work as shown through her activi
Its purpose is twofold: (1) to
make the name and accomplishments
of this college better known so that
our students will be accorded their
rightful places in whatever commun
ities and careers they choose fol
lowing graduation. (This is a tre
mendous job and requires the co
operation of every Salem girl and
campus organization. The Public
Relations Office suggests that each
club elect a publicity chairman, or
committee, responsible for reporting
group activities to this office. Home
town newspapers are eager* for
news of students away at college,
and we desire to inform them of the
campus representatives from their
(2) To draw and hold the at
tention of girls getting ready for
college, who have the most to of
fer Salem and its students. A vital
contribution of any young woman
to her college is to hold herself
personally responsible for the enroll
ment of representative students and
to keep tke quality of her Alma
Maters achievements at a high stan
I'he Department of Public Eela
tions makes it possible for every
“Salemite” to do her share in this
important' phase of college life.
Simply drop by the newly located
office in Main Hall and give names
of any desirable prospects to Miss
Kirkland. .
If you are interested in having
your college become more widely
recognized and the quality of stud
ent accomplishments increased
yearly, use your Public Eelations
A message from Stockholm on
March 17 reported that Germany is
assembling her capital fleet of three
battleships and two aircraft car
riers on the northern Norwegian
General Charles de Gaulle and
General Henri Giraud, French high
commissioners of North Africa, are
expected to meet soon in Algiers to
confei* on a union of all Frenchmen
who are opposing the Axis powers.
The O. P. A. has lifted the ban
on pleasure-driving and halved the
value of “A” gasoline coupons.
This measure is effective March 22.
Threee years ago, Dr. Hornell
Hart was the guest of Salem Col
lege. Since that time everyone has
clamored for his return, and next
week, which is religious emphasis
week, Dr. Hart will return to the
campus. As before, he will be avail
able for individual conferences.
Famed as one of the country’s
best writers and speakers in the
social studies field. Dr. Hart joined
the Duke University faculty as soc-
iiogy professor in 1938. Also he is
associated with the school of relig
ion as a social ethics professor.
He has degrees from both Oberlin
College and the University of Wis
consin, and h£ holds a doctorate
from the University of Iowa. Before
becoming assistant research pro
fessor at the Iowa University in
1920, Dr. Hart was engaged in civic
work in Milwaukee.
In 1924, and for nine years fol
lowing, he was professor of social
economy at Bryn Mawr. Five years
prior to his going to Duke, he was
professor of social ethics at Hart
ford Theological Seminary.
That he made a definite impress
ion on the ’40 freshmen is unquest
Said Barbara Whittier: “He cap
tivates even indifferent hearers with
the vitality of a religious' belief
^ In one of the all-time hottest
battles ever to be waged on Salem
Campus, Julia Garrett was elected
bond queen last night. As chair-
man-of-the-drive Schaum frantical-
Why does a senior beam when
you mention March 20? Could it be
that she is excited about that very
special date—a date she has looked
forward to since she was a fresh
man? Also when this Saturday night
is mentioned, Dr. and Mrs. Eand-
thalter show little smiles. Mabe the
Randthalters ’ mass date with the
Seniors class for the annual Senior
Dinner could explain all the excite
ment. All the mystery about the
plans for this gala affair will be un
raveled at the President’s home to
morrow night at 7:30 . . . See you
there, Seniors!
On Saturday, March 20, at the
WJoman’s College and Greensboro
College, Salem composers will
“strut their stuff.’-’ Three mem
bers of Dr. Vardell’s composition
class will “show off” the ability
of Salem’s musicians at the Young
Composers’ Forum.
Elizabeth Johnston’s contribution
will be two piano solos, “Prelude”
and “Mood Caprice.” Margaret
Leinbach will offer “Circus Day in
Pumpkin Center” for the piano, and
“Snow Towards Evening,” a vocal
solo to be sung by Marian Gary.
Marian Gary, a voice major, proves
that she is not confined to vocal
composition in her piano solo, “Tom
Cat” (which will be played by
Margaret Leinbach). Marian also
■will sing her vocal number
Elizabeth Johnston’s style is
original and she possesses a wealth
of different ideas and inspiration.
Her compositions are in the mod
ern idiom. She has written,a “Min
uet for Inebriated” (with sincerest
apologies to BeethoTen), but, with
the help of her professor, she de
cided she had better not play it;
but rather, she chose her distinctly
modern “Prelude,” and her perky
and settled “Mood Caprice.”
Mr. Burrill Phillips, a composer
and a teacher at The Eastman
School of Music, will lecture Sat
urday morning, and will be a spe
cial guest at the recital in the aft
ernoon. The recital will be made
up entirely of students’ composi
tions from colleges throughout
North Carolina.
ly tried to wind up the four weeks’
contest, ballots still deluged her
. . . ballots that turned the whole
contest up-side-down once every ten
minutes. Hysterical solicitors stam
peded key holes to learn whether or
not they’d have to go on bleeding
people for stamps . . .nervously
wrecked editors screamed for mor
phine . . . poverty stricken voters
looked wistfully at their last fifteen
cents and sighed, “Ten votes for
Nimocks and a coca cola, please!”
It was wonderful ... it was com
pletely insane!
Off to a rather slow start, the con
test saw its first prospective! queen
in Jean Fulton . . . she of the
gorgeous dark eyes and modest
ways. As the second week unfurled,
however; a'new-comer to the roster
assumed prominence . . . Mae Mc
Lendon, whose glory is in her hair
and in her eyes. And in the third
week, vivacious little Peggy Nim-
ocKs pulled in votes enough to make
catching up with her well-nigh im
possible. Since then. Lea Sullivan
came from nowhere to third place
. Julia Garrett slipped to fourth
See—JULIA WINS—Page 4.
WHAT: The Corn Is Green.
WHEN: 8:00 p. m. tonight.
WHEEE: State theatre.
WHAT: The Senior Dinner
WiHEN: 7:30 p. m. Saturday
WTIERE: President’s House
WHAT: Vespers
WHEN: 6:45 p. m. Sunday
WHEEE: Bitting basement
WiHAT: Salem Broadcast, Mr. Bair
WHEN; 9:00 p. m. Sunday
WHAl': Spiritual emphasis week,
Dr. and Mrs. Hart
WHEN: All week
WHERE: Salem Campus
WHAT: Dr. Hornell Hart
WHEN: 10:15 Tuesday
WHERE: Ciapel

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