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Number 23.
Three of the five amendments to
the Constitution presented to the
Student Body on Tuesday were pass
ed by a two-thirds majority. These
measures were passed by the Legisla
tive Committee, and were approved
by the Administration. Tlie three
that were passed were:
1. There shall be created a Fi
nance Board.
2. A student in order to be eligi
ble for a major office must have an
average of a C for the previous
3. The Class Presidents shall be
elected after the major offices and
before the Chief Marshall.
The two measures that were not
passed were:
1. The editor-in-chief of the
Sights and Insights shall be elected
by the entire student body instead
of by the Junior Class.
2. The editor-in-chief of the Sa-
lemite shall be elected by the entire
student body instead of by the staff.
Another measure that was passed
by the Legislative Committee and
the Administration was:
1. Baths may be taken until 11
p. m. on weekdays and until 11:30
p. m. on Saturdays.
Barbara Whittier, Margaret Lein-
bach, Mary Ellen Byrd and Mary
Alice Neilson were in the limelight
at Tuesday’s Chapel when they were
announced the winners' of the Li
brary awards.
Dr. Tinsley Harrison was the
speaker at the presentation of the
awards and said that to him college
students could be compared to
Caesar’s Gaul. They could be divided
into three groups; namely, those who
like books, those who don’t, and
those who are in doubt. It was to
this last class that he addressed his
Dr. Harrison developed several
topics. First, why read books? The
external reasons are: (1) Makes
you more attractive to men. (2)
You have something to talk to your
husband about. Internal reasons are:
(1) Makes one feel superior. (2)
Gives one a great deal of pleasure.
(3) Reading make.s for happiness.
Second, how to read. You should
buy individual books, not sets. Buy
small books that you can carry in
your pocket. You are more apt to
read these. It is not wrong to mark
your own book. In later years you
can reread your comments and note
your mental developement. You can
obtain many of the newest and best
books for low prices. Buy these and
you can buy more. Third, what to
read? People have different tasts.
Dr. Harrison agrees'with Bacon that
there are books “worth chewing
and digesting”. Some of the books
that he likes are: (1) The Bible
and fvhakespeare. (3) Poetry—Faust,
Browning, Byron, Kipling, Poe, Ku-
pert Brooke. He definitely and vio
lently dislikes most modern poets.
(3) Novels—Tom Jones,, Of Human
Bondage. (4) Biography and history
—Plutarch’s Lives, Education of
Henry Adams. (5) Political science
and economics—Adam Smith,
Wealth of Nations; Karl Marx, Das
Kapital; Bernham, Managerial Bev-
olution; James Truslow Adams;
John Gunther.
In conclusion. Dr. Harrison said
that the future husbands of the
present generation of college girls
belong to the “Lost Generation”.
The lights are going out all over
the world. It is up to us, by our
reading, to bring culture to the
world and future generations. “It
is better to be a bookworm than
A small, dark-eyed girl, wearing a
lovely pale, blue dress with satin
top and net skirt; plumes in her
dark hair, and a gracious smile
breaking forth at the burst of ap
plause gave a most brilliant per
formance in her graduating recital
last night. Aline Shamel showed
skill in interpretation throughout the
evening; and her technique hinted
of many hard hours spent in a small
practice room.
A bouquet of red roses, one of
yellow roses, a spray of mixed flow
ers, and a nosegay of red roses and
white carnations were her beauti
ful flowers!
The program opened with the fa
miliar Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
by Bach-Hess. Aline portrayed a
lovely singing tone. In contrast, she
played Jig, by Mattlieson, a num
ber calling for many technical
achievements. This number was
brilliantly performed.
An interesting and well-performed
number was Schumann’s Novelette
in B minor. The two Chopin pieces,
S'ee—SHAMEL—Page 3.
“Pat, pat; and here’s a mar
vellous convenient place for our re
hearsal, this green plot shall be our
stage, this hawthorne-brake
tiring-house; and we will do it in
action as we will do it before the
Duke,” says Quince to Snug, Bot
tom, Flute,. Snout and Starveling.
Quince picked out the woods for
his drama but in the portrayal of
Shakespeare’s ‘ ‘ A Midsummer
Night’s Dream” Salem Academy
picked out the May Day Dell. With
this hour of entertainment Salem
Academy will pay their tribute to
the coming of Spring. The drama
will be a cut version but it will still
have all of those best-known and
loved characters that Shakespeare
created—devilish Puck, wise Bot
tom, Oberon, King of the fairies;
Titania, queen of the fairies; Thes
eus, Duke of Athens and all the
The scene of action takes place
n Athens and the woods nearby.
There the fairy folk plan to enter
tain the Duke of Athens and his
bride with their drama of gaiety.
There is a large cast—those taking
speaking parts are Phyllis Hude as
Demetrius, who is in love with
Hermia; Margaret Duncan, as Ly-
sander, also in love with Hermia;
Mary Catherine Brocken as Philas-
trate, master of the revels to Thes
eus; Rose Ann Jarden as Hermia;
and Julia Harris as Bottom the
Every blue Monday in Music Hall
becomes a bright Monday as soon
as Bunny steps off of the elevator.
Her cheerful, gay voice, as it
echos through third floor of Memo
rial Hall, cheers all of us, who are
slaving, to practice harder. Bun
ny’s niai ninterests are Tommy and
horses—but Tommy always comes
^■"st! She enjoys reading poetry
and making scrap books. Sint^e Bun
ny has the walls of her room lined
with pictures, I decided that she
has an interest in phptograi)hy, too.
Bunny has shown her versatility
during her four years at Salem by
being acti\»e on many cabinets and
Bunny’s recital is next Thursday
night. May 20, at eight-thirty in
Memorial Hall. Her program in
cludes numbers from many schools
of writing ranging from early Ital
ian to contemporary composers. Bun
ny will sing for her first group three
numbers in foreign languages, “Deh,
Rendetemi” by Provenzale; “Se Tu
M’ami” by Pergolesi; “Voi, che s
apete” from the opera “Le Nozze di
Figaro” by Mozart. One of Beeth
oven’s best known works is his song
cycle “To the Distant Beloved.”
This cycle is composed of six songs
and will be Bunny’s second group.
For her thjrd group. Bunny will sing
the aria, “Si mi chiamano Mimi”
from “La Boheme” by 6. Puccini.
The concluding group of the recital
will be four numbers of more recent
schools. “Mists” by Ottorino Res
pighi, “Mountain Snowfall” by
Margaret Vardell, Salem class of
1942, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” by
Robert Mac Gimsey, which Bunny
will sing unaccompanied, and ' ‘ Eve
ning Prayer,” by Modest Moussorg-
sky, which is the prayer of a small
boy. To bring her program to a
close. Bunny will sing “Rhapsodie”
by Campbell-Tipton.
The costumes are being made un
der the direction of Miss Florence
Edmunds of the Home Economics
Department. The music of Mendel
ssohn will be used as a background
of the drama. The public is cordial
ly invited to come and see “A Mid
summer Night’s Dream,” Saturday,
May 15, 7:15 P. M., in the May Day
On Wednesday night at approxi
mately 0:00 E. W. T., the Nazis
agreed to surrender unconditionally.
This marked the end of two years of
strenuous warfare on the African
front. The Allies captured 12 Nazi
generals including Gen. Von Arnirn,
about 150,000 men, and vast quan
tities of supplies marked: made in
Germany. In addition to ending the
actual fighting, the Allies inherited
a tremendous headache. The prob
lem of feeding these prisoners is a
baffling one in an. already-hungry
Africa; also Tunisia is a sore spot
itself, for all its inhabitants are
mbued with Fascism. But latest
reports indicated that the captured
Germans might be sent to Canada
and the TJ. S. to work on farms.
Russian guns have spent the last
week firing away at Nazi concentra
tions on the Black Sea port, Novor-
assisk. The Russians claim they
ave slowly driven the Germans from
this stronghold. Latest communi
ques stated that the enemy had
evacuated its position in Kuban
bridgehead, leaving big tanks and
guns in this area.
The Allies are still ‘ ‘ sitting tight”
in this war theatre. Other than a
Jap'^ttack on Dutch New Guinea
Tuesday, litle else has happened. The
IT. S. has admitted the loss of de
stroyers in this area on April 7. But
the Washington Conference now in
session promises immediate action
in this war zone.
To celebrate the Allied victory in
•Amidst a generous burst of ap
plause, Lindy Stokes made her en
trance at her graduating recital
Monday night, looking very lovely
in a becoming pale blue gown. She
captivated the audience with her
stage personality and poise even be
fore she began singing. Evidence
of her lovable disposition was the
presence of her entire dormitory in
a body. The varied program gave
opportunity for the display of her
“coloratura versatility and rich lyr
ic tone quality.”
The program opened with “Vag-
hissima sembianza” by Donaudy in
which Lindy expertly portrayed a
quiet mood, followed by a pastorale
“Nymphs and Shepherds” by Pur
cell. Lindy demonstrated her dra
matic ability in the humorous aria:
“Stizzosa mio stizzosa” (La serva
padrona) by Pergolesi.
The second group, including songs
from the Romantic period, began
with Roger’s “Maria Wiegenlied,”
a lullaby. ‘ ‘ Serenade” by R.
Strauss and “Vie soli ich die
See—STOKES—Page 3.
Next year the Business Staff of
the Salemite will be in capable
hands when Betty Moore, the newly-
elected Business Manager, takes
over. Hard-working, energetic Bet
ty is an old hand in the game, for
this year she was advertising man
ager for the paper and gained much
valuable experience. According to
Mary Margaret Struven, the retiring
Business Manager, Betty will be
able to organize and systematize
things, and hopes she will be able to
keep the Sun’s printing bills from
being high.
Betty has a willing and a depend
able staff to work with this coming
year. The Assistant Manager, Sara
Lindley and the Circulation Mana
ger, Elizabeth Bernhardt are old
workers on the staff, while the new
Advertising Manager, Emily Har
ris, has something in store for her.
The rest of the staff, selected by
Betty, include “Wink” Wall, Lucille
Newman, Aileen Seville, Ruth Max
well, Nancy Kenny, Adele Chase,
Edith Shapiro, Lib Beckwith, Edith
Longest, and Barbara Watkins. Any
one who is interested in working on
the staff is urged by Betty to see
her this year or the beginning of
next year.
Some people call *her ‘ ‘ Lib,” but
I call her “Pokey” because of the
way she walks. Not only would I
know her for her walk, but also for
her slow, infectious grin and big,
dreamy eyes. Those eyes should be
the eyes of a poet, and often I had
wondered what “Pokey” was think
ing about when she got that far
away look in them, and now I know
Ice cream has become very scarce
but not because of the war. If you
can’t get your ice cream there is
just one reason: Miss Elizabeth
Johnston often consumes (and at one
sitting) a pint of ice cream. Believe
it or not!
She is known and loved in Music
Hall for her good nature and friend
liness, and when she laughs at a
joke the very portals of Music Hall
seem to shake.
Lib is giving her graduating re
cital Monday evening. May 17th, at
8:30 in Memorial Hall. She will
present the following program:
Sonata in F sharp minor, op. 78,
(Beethoven); Adagio cantabile; al
legro, ma non troppo; Allegro assai.
Impromptu in F sharp major, op.
Etude, op. 10, No. 5 (Black Key)
Scherzo in C sharp minor, op.
39, Chopin
Intermezzo in E flat major, op.
117, No. 1 (Brahms.)
Capriccio in B minor, op. 76, No.
2 (Brahms).
A Dream Fantasy (Mrs. Crosby
Etude in C Minor, op. 2, No. 4
Concerto in D Minor, op. 23 (Mac-
Dpwell); Larghetto calmato; Presto
Orchestral accompaniment at the
piano, Dr. Vardell.
Salemites, here are your Junior
..larshals for 1943-44, chosen by the
•ising Senior class.
Wandering oyer toward Strong, I
•an into Mary Prances McNeely,
liat tall, brown-haired, green-eyed
A’ith the long eye lashes, ever popu-
ar, ever smiling specimen of fem
ininity who hails from Mooresville,
N. C. She has grace and ease in
her walk and would fulfill anyone’s
idea of the perfect marshall. Mary
Frances was on tlie I. R. S. Council
this year, and was secretary and
treasurer of Strong Dorm. Basket
ball is her favorite sport. She is a
conscientious student majoring in
ociology asd economics.
While over Strong way, I also
ound Elizabeth Gudger who comes
from “The Land of the Sky,” Ashe
ville, N. C. “Gudger” is the gal
with the blue eyes, brown curly hair,
and peaches and cream complexion.
She has proved Iierself a very capa
ble person by serving on the I. R. S.
Council her freshman year. She is
jecretary of the sophomore class this
year, and treasurer of the “Y.”
Again next year she will be secre
tary of her class. “Gudger’s” fa
vorite sports are swimming, tennis,
and horseback riding and she is a
glutton for Toddle House chocolate
In Clewell, I saw that ever-capable
ind dependable Frances Jones. We
sometimes marvel at the way Fran
ces gets around to do all that she
has to do. Petite yes, with blond
hair and blue eyes, but being short
doesn’t stop Frances. She has
worked on the Salemite Staff, and
in the “Y” Cabinet for two years.
She will serve as secretary of the
“Y” next year. Frances has a
friendly word for every one. When
you look for efficiency, look for
Next I find myself staring at that
striking-looking, tall, blond bomb
shell Betty Jean Jones. Betty Jean
is a Winston-Salem girl. She came
to us this year, transferring from
W. C. A Home Ec major, she is the
type of girl that her friends like
to be around because of her good
sense of humor and her sympathiz
ing nature.
At the Day Students’ Center I.
found the cozy, smiling maiden
known as Mary Lucy Bavnes. She
See—MARSHALS—Page 3.

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