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• Ensemble Broadcasts Program
• Pierrettes Produce Play
• Leinbach Gives Recital
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Number 20.
Leila Sullivan, editor-in-chief of
the 1944 Sights and Insights—so
read the notice posted by the offi
cial vote counters last Tuesday aft
ernoon. The election for editor of
Salem’s annual publication was con
tested between Leila Sullivan of
Anderson, S. C., and Normie Tomlin
of Statesville. Voting was done by
the rising Senior class wh'o will be
featured in the book. Said Mary
Lib Rand, editor of this year’s an
nual, “If anybody can handle the
job of publishing an annual during
war time conditions, Leila can.”
Evidently her classmates have con
fidence in her_ too.
Leila is Chi'ef Marshall this year
as well as a mem1)er of the May
Court. Slie is also a member of the
I. H. S. Council. As Feature Editor
of the 1943 Annual she has gained
valuable experience for next year.
See—SULLIVAN—Page Three
The guest speaker for the Inter
national Relations Club meeting
Monday night will bo Ray Wilson.
Mr. Wilson is one of the executive
secretaries of the American Friends’
Service League, which has its head
office in Philadelphia.
The Quakers have done recon
struction work in every war torn
area since the last war and have
spent about $22,000,000 in their
Mr. Wilson will give a short
talk and then lead an open forum
discussion. Special emphasis will
))e placed on the plans ^pr the peace
following the present war and on
liis plans for college people in re
construction work during the sum
The meeting will begin at 6:45
and will not conflict with the recital
that night. The boys from the Med
ical School and Signal Corps have
been invited and an excellent pro
gram has been planned.
“Who’s got perfect pitch?” I
asked. And just as I had uttered
the words a tall girl quietly an
swered, “I have.” I turned to
According to Vivian Engram,
head of the speech contest commit
tee, 12 students have submitted
their names to enter the speech con
test. The preliminaries will be
held privately in the Old Chapel the
first Wednesday night after Easter
“If there are any people who
still want to enter ” says Vivian,
please give your name to Betty
Vanderbilt, Barbara Whittier, or
myself before April 17.” The talks
may or may not be original. They
should last approximately five min
Finals will be held in Chapel on
May 6. nie winner will be award
ed a silver loving cup donated by
Mr. Monty Cohen.
(Frances Jones)
The door opened, and my eager
eyes turned to see a tall, striking
figure in a blue suit stride into the
room. The man was Edward Weeks,
the charming and delightful person
ality, who had been on our campus
only a few hours. He smiled — a
wide, pleasing smile, and I instant
ly felt that he was an easy-going
person — kind and friendly. His
keen, blue eyes seemed to pierce
straight into one’s thoughts, and
when he spoke his voice was low
and pleasing. When he becomes in
tensely interested in what he is say
ing, his black eyebrows rise and
his broad forehead becomes a' mass
of wrinkles. However, it ia his
vigorous, spontaneous laugh that
catches you, and makes you laugh
with him without realizing it. His
stimulating conversation quickly re-
See—WEEKS—Page Four.
look a bit more closely at this
person, for I stand in awe of those
fortunate people who have this
wonderful gift. A pair of hazel
eyes behind rimless glasses laughed
at me, and a broad grin, with just
a hint of dimples, introduced me- to
Miss Margaret Leinbach.
Margaret’s interests are varied.
When asked about an interest in
the army she merely grinned and,
believe it or not, blushed. She has
a grand sense of humor and loves
a good joke. One of the most
amazing interests Margaret has is
the buying of scores to the great
works of the masters and following
the score when they are given over
the radio or elsewhere.
Music hall is not only filled with
the news o^ Margaret’s coming re-,
cital, but also of a certain trip
which is going to be taken during
spring holidays. It is not unusual
to walk by Margaret’s practice
room and hear excited whisperings
and laughter coming from within,
and if you glance in, you will more
than likely see Margaret and Mar
ian Cary with their heads together.
Margaret will give her graduating
recital Monday night, April 12th at
8:00 o’clock in Memorial Hall. Her
See—LEINB_^CH—Page Four
On Monday it was announced that
American forces in south-central
Tunisia had stopped desperate Ger
man counterattack aimed at prevent
ing General Patton’s troops from
uniting with the British Eighth
Army. British First Army in north
advanced toward Bizerte as Allied
air force continues to harry retreat
ing Axis colums. Flying Fortresses,
in portentous first raid on Europe
from French Africa, battered Naples
Tuesday; other American aircraft
sunk or damaged some 35 Axis ves
sels in surrounding waters; Tunisian
land fighting increased with British
artillery barrage and renewed
American push. General Montgom
ery’s famed Eight Army renewed
its offensive to drive B'Ommel from
North Africa by attacking Nazi
positions at the Wadi El Akarit in
full force at dawn on Tuesday.
Axis is feverishly fortifying the
Mediterranean coast iu preparation
for an Allied invasion of Italy and
southern France. Forces of 700 to
800 RAF bombers battered Kiel in
night raid Monday; American p?e-
cisjon bombers raided Antwerp and
British Venturas bombed Brest as
greatest air offensive speeds for
ward. Axis sources concede wide
spread toll in life and property
taken by American and British raids
upon Antwerp, Paris, and Berlin,
British and Canadian planes attack
ed North France targets. American
and British citizens in occupied
France are saved from deportation
into Germany by intervention for
Italian troops.
Russians, with lighting halted on
major fronts because of spring thaw,
announced that their winter offen
sive has ended. Red Army forces in
the Donets basin repelled repeated
and heavy German armored attacks.
Red army also gained new ground
in Caucasus.
Aerial warfare flared suddenly in
Solomons area at the flrst of the
week, with American bombers
attacking Japanese seek to forstall
establishment of Allied air bases
in China within range of Japan;
new attacks launched on costal po
sitions in Chekiang repulsed with
heavy losses. American Liberators
blasted great Thilawa oil refinery
south of Rangoon with more than
26.000 pounds of bombs; fires visible
from 50 miles. 26 Fortresses manned
by picked crews average more than
1.000 tons on Japanese shipping
sunk or damaged in three-day battle
of Kavieng; 12 enemy vessels, in
cluding 7 warships, smashed, 4
others bombed without observation.
Army tightened restrictions upon
political activities of men in uni
form. Secretary Knox said Germans
are intensifying U-boat campaign
and admit turn for worse came in
Battle of the Atlantic in March.
AVith the moustached villain (Bill
Griffith), the pure heroine (Carlotta
Carter), the manly hero (Dick
Cobb), the foundling baby (?)
thunder and lightning and wind,
and all the traditional trademarks
of the old-fashioned comic melo
drama—“Pure as the Driven Snow;
or A Working Girl’s S'ecret,” by
Paul Loomis, will be presented in
the Old Chapel on next W'ednesday
and Thursday nights at 8:30. The
Pierrettes, assisted by the Little
Theatre and the Junior Chamber of
Commerce and directed by Mrs.
Bruce Williams, selected the comedy
at the suggestion of the National
Theatre Board as a means ior laugh
ter during wartime — and for that
let-down feeling right before spring
holidays begin.
During the third act the audience
will participate in the party that
will be taking place on stage; and
between acts there will be a can
can chorus and a parasol chorus.
The town has literally been rifled
for authentic—and lovely—gay nine
ties costumes and. the- cast is cer
tainly a promising one—what with
real men!
For an enjoyable evening before
the holidays and a memory worth
cherishing, be sure to see “Pure
as the Driven Snow ” either April
14th or loth in the Old Chapel. Ad
mission 35 cents.
May we present to you the editor
of the 1943-44 Salemite—Mary Lou.
As the ninth in the series of
weekly radio broadcasts “From
the Salem Music Hall,” the Choral
JUnsemble will be presented Sunday
night in a very interesting pro
gram. This will be the second
See—BROADCAST-Page Three
It is Wednesday night . . . the
Old Chapel is packed . . . students
and faculty are discussing the
coming stunts; wondering what
Barbara Hawkins can do with the
Seniors, Mil Avera can do with the
Juniors, what Peggy Nimocks can
do with the Sophomores, and what
Kacky Walser can do with the
Freshmen. Soon, they shall see.
The lights are dimmed and the
audience breathlessly waits as the
curtain is drawn back. The scene
opens in a Freshman room at some
ungodly hour of the early morn . . .
eight-twenty! Out of the foot of one
of the beds hftngs a wilted green
sock, and as we follow the sock up
to the head, we find Lois Wooten
coiled up in bed and opposite her
is Jenny Jenkins. Fighting to get
away from the powerful claws of
Morpheus, the two finally manage
to gather their wits and start anoth
er buzzing day at Salem. From
this point, Lois and Jenny lead
Us to the Smoke House to see what
goes on . . . here Mary Lib Allen
is slouched in a typical position
in the smoke house, gossip centers
about Greta Garth’s, red hair and
pink sweater and tall tales are be
ing told by Lib Williams. The scenes
take' us on through the day right
down to elev.en-thirty, when L.
W'ooten appears clad for bed (just
as she’s been all day), and ready
to get down to' business ... a mid
night bridge game. Deciding that
they had better wait until' the
light-cuts have been checked they
plan to meet at eleven forty-five.
The final speech by Wooten is very
informing . . . Salem will have lights
every night, a coeducational system,
and freedom in every respect next-
year. Roses go to Betsy Casteen
who keeps the audience in hand by
the clever signs such as “No boo
ing allowed” and “Curtain out of
See—STUNTS—Page Four
ise Rhodes. She’s that tall, quiet
but effective girl who is always
smiling. One knowc^ what
she’s thisking — but you may be
sure that she is thinking. She is
always there when you need her
most —• when everybody else gets
in a dither, it’s always Mary Lou
ise who keeps her heaji; but if she
really believes in something, she’ll
stand back of it to the last.
Mary Louise doesn’t seem to be
able to get her fingers out of print
er’s ink; for she began in High
School and has been writing for a
paper ever since. She has been one
of the most willing workers on this
year’s staff, and she has turned out
some excellent work to prove it.
We feel sure that .she will take
up where Ceil leaves off.
On April 9 the junior half of this
campus will present a concert at the
Academy. The program, which is
under the direction of Mrs. Francis
Anscombe, will include selections by
Mozart, Jensen, Goodrich Crist,
Nevin, Grieg, Debussy, and Halti-
wanger. The performers are Mar
garet Styers, Margaret Anne Snipes,
Sylvia McGee, Elizabeth Ann Clin-
ard, Elizabeth Ambrose, Ann Tul-
loch, Lillian Smith, Betty Shelton,
and Sarah Haltiwanger. A feature
of the program is Tschaikowsky’s
tantalizing “Dance of the Candy
Fairy,” which will be played by
Sarah Haltiwanger.
WHAT: Hymn Singing
WHEN: 6:45 P. M. Sunday
WHERE: Dining Hall Lawn
WHAT: Choral Ensemble
WHEN; 9:00 P. M. Broadcast,
WSJS), Sunday
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Margaret Leinbach’s Re
WHEN: 8:00 P. M. Monday
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Mr. Ray Wilson
WHEN: Tuesday
WHERE: Chapel
WHAT: Legislative Meeting
WHEN:, 6:45 Tuesday
WHERE: Bitting Basement
WHAT: Pure as the Driven Snow
WHEN: -8:30 Wednesday and
WHERE: Old Chapel
WHAT: Dr. Rondthaler
WHEN: Thursday
WHERE: Chapel
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