VOL. XXIV. SALEM WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 1943. Z54I Number 1 172ND ORIENTATION COMPLETED; FRESHMEN BREATHE AGAIN Eegistration, conferefnces with senior advisers, entrance tests, lem onade for relaxation, a skating party with “.big sisters” and a , tour of the campus all contributed to mak ing real Salemites out of the 14& new students at Salem during the orien tation period, September 13 through September 19. Monday, September 13, was pre liminary registration day for all new Salem students. Freshmen board ers registered in the morning from 10:00 till 1:00. Preliminary regis tration of off-campus freshmen and all transfer students took place in the afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00. , After dinner all new studeiits were addressed by Dr. Bondthaler in the Old Chapel. The Student Govern ment Association entertained at a bridge party in the game room of Alice Cl(?well building later in the evening. Tuesday from 9:00 till 10:30 Eng lish tests were given in the Old Chapel, after which the Athletic As sociation served lemonade on the back campus. Spanish and French placettnent tests were given from 11:00 to 12:30. In the afternoon Psychological tests were in order, and Miss Covingtin talked on ‘ ‘ Foundations of Good College Cit izenship” at 5:00. Wednesday morning at 8:30 the Old Chapel with Dr. Eondthalcfr pre siding. From 9:00 to 11:00 special tests in mathematics were given. At 11:00 Miss Hixon, academic dean, addressed the new students. The rest of the day was spent meerting with advisers and taking library training, and the boarding students heard Miss Lawrence speak on dorm itory problems at 7:00. Thursday at 9:00 the freshmen and transfers registered. At 11:00 all students were present at the opening chapel program of the year which was held in Memorial Hall, Classes started at 12:00 and contin ued on a half hour basis for the remainder of the day. In the eve ning there was a community sing in Memorial Hall for all old and ncfw girls. Classes were on regular schedule Friday. At 1:30 in the afternoon the old girls and the new girls had a soft balj game. And on Friday night the new boarders were given handbook e(xams. Saturday afternoon the Junior class gave their little sisters a skat ing party. Sunday the student body went en masse to the Home Moravian church. Eesponsible for the full invitation program which transforms the new comers into full-fledged Salemites are the members of the Student new students had assembled in the | Government Association. X^Facuhy Aids In War Effort Eight members of the Salem Col lege facility and staff are now "all out for defense,” the navy claiming four and civilian war work four. Lt. (j. g.) John A. Downs, U. S. X., is stationed in Charleston as sup ervisor of educational services for the sixth naval district. Mrs. Downs, also a faculty member, and John, Jr., are with him. Lt.f (j. g.) Lawrence H. Kenyon, at present serving on an aircraft carrier somewhere in the Pacific, recently designed a special insignia which won praise from officials. Though not in uniform, Miss Sa rah Turlington is working in the navy department in Washington. She was one of three women sent to Philadelphia on a special job a few weeks ago. Miss Agnes Brown, who was on the faculty several years ago and who is also holding a defense job in Washington, shares an apart ment with Miss Turlington at the Chatham. Mr. Roy Ellis, former superinten dent of buildings and grounds, has enlisted in the navy. Miss Laura Emily Pitts reported to Washington last week as a vol unteer for the American Eed Cross. Serving as a camp librarian, Miss Ma/y Duncan McAnally is now at Fort Eustice, Va., where she has just been transferred from the Shannago Valley Replacement Center at Trans fer, Pa. Miss Marguerite Dolch, who took Lt. Kenyon’s place in the art de partment last semestw, is working in a defense plant in New Jersey. ‘ ‘Frozen” on a special chemical research job, Mrs. Carlotta Ogburn Patterson is working at the National Carbon Company here in Winston- Salem. Salem Gets Dressed Up. Of course old Salemites couldn’t have missed the changes in the “old Salem; nor could the new students have failed to be impressed by our “■new” Salem. New? No, Salem’s hundred and seventy'years are what make Salem. The social rooms in Ijchman and Sisters’ House, howev er, are new, and the re-decorated one in Clewell seems ndw, and so do the Day Students’ Center, South Hal], and first-floor Main Hall seem new. Probably the first change noticed by each boarder was the inviting so cial room in her dormitory. The back campus living-room of Alice Clewell is notably changed. The newly-painted white furniture, drapes and gaily-covered chairs, etc., add up to a cheerful room where we can really enjoy our social hours. For the first time, an individual smoke room has been provided for Lehman Hall and for Sisters’ House. The room in Lehman is equipped With furniture appropriate to her age. This furniture and the yellow and green motif lend themselves to the charming atmosphere of olden Salem. Perhaps the most exciting of the new improvements is the reconstruc tion of the Day Student Center — exciting because this change pro vides an ideal parlor for non-smok- ing dates. The one extremely large room which used to be, has been partitioned into a big parlor and two small rooms—one, a locker room, and the other a rest room. Also, new furniture, coverings, drapes, and lamps in rose and green made for the attractive and comfortable ap pearance of the renovated Day Stud ents’ Center. A welcome improvement has .been made in the classrooms of South Hall and of the first floor of Main Hall. How encouraging it is to be OUE APOLOGIES * # If it seems to you that the * paper is all ads this week, it’s * because the good merchants of * Winston-Salem want to welcome * you to the fair city and would * like your patronage — and, be- * cause our ambitious staff was * a little slow in soliciting their * ' greetings. * In fact, advertisements are * still pouring in — and the dead- * line was 24 hours ago. Already * the make-up has been changed- * three times, but finally the Sa- * lemite is on its way to press— * mostly full of ads! * Because of our improved stat- * us pecuniarily, you can look * forward to next week’s edition * improved literarily. ^ * —The Editor. * ***** NEW CONTEST IN BOND DRIVE NEW PERSONALITIES COLOR FACULTY UST F(|!j!>'[CTOfcy BUY BONOS ,1 ST.AMPS •TfK-a To aid in the Third War Loan Drive is the purpose of the Athletic tVssociation in sponsoring the selling of war bonds on the campus. Under the direction of Mary Ellen Carrig, the sale will begin in the dining room Monday. This is the second war bond sale to be held at the college. Last year the results were very good and the Association expects even better re sults this year. To give the sale a little excite ment, prizes are to be awarded to the class buying the most bonds and also to the individual with the largest purchase. The students are looking forward to this sale with great pleasure so dig deep into that pocket and see if you can’t buy at least one extra bond during this'sale. CONGRATULATIONS! To Dr. and Mrs. Noble McEwen who were married July 31 in Atlan ta. Mrs. McEwen was formerly Miss Helen Gambrell. They are at home in the Twin Castles. To Mr. and Mrs. Weinland on the birth of John David, September 3. To our next'door neighbors, Eev. and Mrs. Spaugh, on the birth of their second son, Eobert William, September 17. surrounded by four freshly painted and papered walls, rather than the traditionally dark and dismal en closure! Of special note is the playing up of the age of South Hall, which was built in 1802. The halls are/Covered in lovely-old-fashioned paper, but more interesting is the pewter lamp which was obtained from the Old Salem Tavern. Surely each of us has wondered who is responsible for these improve-, ments. And right you are when you guess Mrs. Howard Bondthaler played a part; she served on the Trustee’s Committee on Buildings and Grounds with Mrs. Eobert Shore as chairman, and Miss Ada Allen, interior decorator. Ten - new faculty members and three secretaries have been add>3d to the administration this year. Probably all Salem students won dered whether we would get another assistant Jean so well-liked as Miss Turlington. Miss Helen Bankin seems to be just that sort of per son. She, in turn, is equally im pressed with Salem, for she said, speaking of college, “It’s the best one I’ve ever been in.” She attended Maryville College, received her M. A. at Peabody Col lege'and has studied at Vanderbilt College and the University of Ten nessee. ****** The long flight of stairs to the art lab was worth climbing, to flee and talk to the new art teacher. Miss Wilma Savacool. She is from Ja maica, N. Y. She attended Adelphi College in Garden City and then studied art at Cornell University. After teaching at Adelphi, she had her own studio for a year and a half, before coming to Salem. This summer, she worked in a defense plant on Long Island. Smiling rather shyly, she com mented on the neatness of the rooms. “They are very old and yet they are kept very clean.” Like aU the new faculty, she has no ticed that Salem College and the South is very friendly, doing every thing possible to make her feel wel come. On asking for Miss Norma Den man, the new science teacher, Mr. Higgins ;^ointed at o^ie of the most attractive girls in the lab and said, “Oh yes, the one in the red skirt.” Miss Denman, from New York City, attended Hunter College, and studied at the University of Michi gan for the past two summers. She also taught at Hunter College high school. Graciously taking time out from her lab work, she grinned, whetti asked about her impression of Sa lem and said it was a “wonderful place.” She couldn’t get over the Southern hospitality, this year be ing her first in the South. Another young and pretty ntfw faculty member is Miss Anne Haus er from Mt. Airy. Graduating from Woman’s College last year, this is her first teaching position. She is assistant to Mrs. Bondthaler in the business department. Besides being an excellent business student, she is quite interested in dramatics. Com menting on Salem, she remarked that Salem made her feel as if she were back in school — “like one of the girls.” Miss Buth Gilpin, who has taken Mrs. McEwen’s place in the Sociol ogy department, seems interesting also. Besides her teaching she has social work in town, for she is with the Family and Child Service Agen- ey. Born in Baltimore, she received her A. B. degree in Wilson College and her Masters from the University of Pittsburgh. Later she worted in Baltimore and Philadelphia in social work. She likes the South very much, “it is so cordial;” amd, although she has been here only a month, intends to see much more of this part of the country. Miss Evangeline Tubbs, of the music department, when asked where she lived, answered that Kingston, New York, might be called her home, although she travelled a lot, for that is one of her hobbies —to see as much'of the world as possible. Even her schooling was in differ ent places, for she studied at the University of Illinois, Oberlin, and the Ncfw England Conservatory. She'then taught in New England and Southern Illinois. Miss Tubbs is especially pleased with the library at Salem. She said that the material on music, which we have here, is comparable to that which she used in getting her Mast ers degree. Probably the faculty member with the most unusual and inter esting experiences is Dr. Vera Lach- man, who is in Salem’s language de partment. She was born in Ger many, attended, the University of Berlin and studied in Switzerland, then doing research* in Icelandic History, until the revolution, spend ing a half year in Iceland. After the revolution she found ed ler own private school, thus be ginning a teaching career, which sho loves. After seven years she had to discontinue that, so she worked on the German evacuation committee, helping to evacuate about six thousand German children. In December of 1939, she came to the States and continued teaching, first substituting for three terms at Vassar, then teaching in an expe rimental country school in New Hampshire and finally teaching at Barclay College in New York. Asked the difference .between the European and American schools, she said that hero the students are as interested in life as their studies and that she liked the attitude cf college being considered a prepara tion for life. Dr. Lachmann had always wanted to see the South and when she ar rived at Salem was impressed by the Euroi>ean aspect of our campus. She also noticed and loved the re laxed, peaceful attitude of Salem. “And yet you seem to get as much done as when you rush,” she said. Salem has what might be termed “new-old faculty members”—in oth er words, those whom we have known before, but who are here in new ca pacities. Miss Ivy Hixon is one of these. She left a year ago to do graduate work at Duke, and is now here as our Academic dean, a position new to Salem. She is very enthusiastic over this work and its possibilities, discovering new needs for her posi tion every day. Another member of the “new-old” faculty is Elizabeth Johnston, our accompanist. All old students re member her as the popular Student Government president of the Day Students last year and as one of the best piano majors. She says it’s still hard to remember that she is no longer a student. Geraldine Baynes, the new library assistant is also a former Salemite. She was quite active while here in extra-curricular activities, being Treasurer of Student Government and President of A. A. The three new secretaries are also familiar to Salem girls. Daphne Beich, secretary to Miss MeNeely, and Miss Hixson, was at Salem for two years. She “loves it better than anything” and rather wishes she had stayed on to graduate this year. Marie Van Hoy, secretary to Miss Perryman, graduated with the class of ’42, and Mrs. Pulp, secretary to' Miss Kirkland, took courses here last year. Before that she stayed at home, for she has two daughters and a husband who is 'now in the South Pacific.