North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Number 1
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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. *
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.
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
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
****** 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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.

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