North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Number 2.
Among the many recent additions
to the library, we call your atten
tion to the following books now
ready for circulation in either the
rental or the regular collection.
“Western Star,” by Stephen Vin
cent Benet, tells the familiar story
of the coming of the Pilgrims. “It
is a moving and dramatic story, well
told, and peopled with interesting
and believable characters, some his
toric and some mostly fictional . . .
Everything that those who knew him
loved and admired in Stephen Benet
is in this book.”
. “Be Angry at the Sun,” by Eob-
inson Jeffers, included “a long nar
rative, a dramatic dialogue, and
shorter poems on current themes in
which Jeffers sticks to his usual
gloomy view of man’s fate.”
“Between Tears and Laughter,”
by Lin Yutang, a collection of es
says, many of them concerned with
the various approaches to postwar
planning. “We aren’t doing very
well with it,” says Dr. Lin.
“United States Foreign Policy,”
by Walter Lippman, is a criticism
of America’s foreign policy for the
last forty years. “This book has
a particular purpose. Its job
to tell Americans what they ought
to have known for a long time.”
“ Kesistance and Reconstruction (”
by Chiang Kai-Shek is a collection
of speeches, messages to the Chinese
people, addresses to students and
soldiers, and radio broadcasters—all
delivered by China’s leader during
tile period from the Japanese attack
at the Ma'rco Polo bridge in 1937 to
the signing of the January, 1943
“The Story of Dr. Wassell,” by
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Civic Music
Season Opens
On Tuesday, the Athletic Associa
tion elected new officers to fill po
sitions left vacant by girls who did
not return this year. Mary Prances
McNeely was elected treasurer of
the organization, and new managers
chosen for archery and softball are
Lucille Newman and Edith Stovall.
All three girls are members of the
■Junior class.
Prances Jones and Mildred Gar
rison have been appointed assistant
managers, respectively of hockey
The Home Economics Club enter-
' tained the Home Ec. majors and as-
, sociate members of the Club with a
‘ ‘ Snack Party” Thursday night. This
was the first time the nineteen fresh
man B. S. students had toured the
practice House.
After the Home Ec Club song was
introduced, there was enthusiastic
group singing. . Punch, maccaroons,
olive and cottage cheese sandwiches,
buttered ralstons, and pickles were
prepared by the club members.
Mrs. Euth Meinung, a special
member of the club, was also pres
The Civic Music Association is
opening its thirteenth season on
November 1, with a concert by
Claudio Arrou, a South American
pianist. On Monday, December 13,
Susanna Fisher, a talented soprano
of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
who made her debut in “Madam
Butterfly”, will appear with Eoland
Gundry, violinist. Mr. Gundry who
is twenty-one years of age made
his debut at the age of twelve at
Salle Geveau in Paris. He made
his American debut in 1937 at Town
Hall in New York.
The series of concerts after
Christmas begins with a concert by
.Jan Peerce, on February: 10. Mr.
Peerce is the leading tenor of the
Metropolitan Company, and we are
all looking forward to Ms concert.
This will be his first appearance
in Winston-Salem.
On Wednesday, March 8, the
Philadelphia Opera Company will
present the opera “Carmen” by
Bizet under the direction of Sylvan
Last on the program, the Civic
Music Association is proud to pre
sent the Cleveland Symphony Or
chestra in Friday, March 24. This
is the fourth appearance of the
orchestra. The personnel of the or
chestra is the same, but it is under
the conductorship of a new director,
Erich Leinsdorf. Mr. Leinsdorf re
places Artur Eodzinski, and is the
youngest member of the Metropol
itan Opera Company.
Over two-hundred members of the
Student Body and Faculty of Salem
have purchased tickets to this series
of concerts, which just goes to
show that Salem is more musical-
minded than one suspects. Here’s
hoping each of you will enjoy the
concerts, and will have a greater^
appreciation of music.
All freshmen are sincerely and
earnestly advised to make their
wills, to tend to every bit of un
finished business such as saying
a kind and courteous word to
Friend Sophomore—if you think
it will do any good, and to build
up qach other’s morale to the
peak by Thursday, October 14.
The International Eelations Club
held its first evening meeting of the
current year Thursday night at
seven o’clock in the living room of
Louisa Bitting Building. Miss Eliz
abeth Bernhardt, president of the
club, introduced the speaker after
a short business meeting. Dr. Francis
Anscombe, head of the history de
partment, had as his subject “All
Quiet on the Eastern Front.” Ac
cording to Dr. Anscombe, no one
knows what prediction to make con
cerning Eussia’s actions in the fut
Eussia alone of the Allies was
prepared for German invasion, yet
no one knew of this. By using maps
and diagrams. Dr. Anscombe ex-
Poland and pushed the Germans
erals Winter Winter, Snows, Sheet
Ice, and Blizzard” to aid him in
his defeat of Germany. Bach sum
mer ■ the Nazis made gains into
Russian territory, and each winter
they had to fall back. Yet the
summer of 1943 told a different
story. Instead of Nazi gains, the
Soviet troups made gains towaVd
plained how Stalian relied on “Gen-
backward from Eussian territory.
As this winter approaches, the Beds
may not have to rely on their
“weather” generals, for the Soviet
armies are not far from the old
Polish border.
Only time will tell what Eussia
will do. But it is certain that after
the war Eussia will have to receive
recognition as one of the major
world powers, and her wishes for
a “warm water” port will have
to be granted. After Dr. Anscombe
completed his talk, an open dis
cussion of various points concern
ing Eussia was held.
Salemites! Don’t tell us you’ve
forgotten how it feels to have dates!
Have you missed that soldier very
much since he left, anyway? Of
course, and you grumble about the
man shortage when all the time
you’re neglecting the one thing that
can bring all of them home sooner.
As you know, the bond drive be
gan this past Monday, and so far
none of the class figures have gone
even one step up the ladder shown
on the poster in the dining hall. We
only have until Wednesday, Oct.
Gth, for at least one class to reach
the top. The individual as well as
the class that purchases the largest
amount of bonds and stamps, will
receive a prize of $5.00. Sure, we
realize that it is the end of the
month, but come on, you don’t need
that mid-morning coke, and we do
need your dime. Don’t forget! Ev
ery single dime helps to speed up
the time when that tall, dark, and
scarce “Victory” will come march
ing home.
Early this week. Flying Fortresses
made their heaviest assault of war,
blasting Emden with 1,000 tons of
bombs; 58 enemy fighters shot down
in widespread Allied daylight raids;
B-17’s also hit Aurich while Mar
auders assaulted Beauvais-Tille and
RAF attacked other targcfts in
France. Fierce fighting has been
raging between Yugoslav gerrillas
and Germans throughout Yugosla
via; exiled leaders report 180,000
patriot troops now hold one-third
of entire country. Germans claim
occupation of Island of Corfu and
Yugoslav Adriatic port of Split, as
they admit danger from Foggia air
fields in Allied hands. Eaids by
R-^F on Nazi targets continued
throughout week. American Thun
derbolt pilot probably set speed
record of more than 800 miles an
hour in accidental power drive over
Emden. Thursday Yugoslav guer
rillas were reported to have entered
German territory and to hold moun
tain positions; Yugoslav resistance
continues fierce, despite loss of
Americans threatened to turn
Naples line at first of week by
knifing 10 miles into Nazis’ left
flank; British gained in mountain
battle north of Salerno and boro
down on Foggia; 10 German
evacuation vessels sunk of Corsica.
The British captured great Italian
air center of Foggia to put South
ern Germany, Austria, Rumania,
the Balkans, and all of Italy with
in range of the mighty Allied air
forces. General Clark’s Fifth Army
continued advance toward Naples,
and patriots intensified drive to
oust all Germans from Corsica.
Steady gains were made through
out the week by American Fifth
Army, and they entered the out
skirts of Naples on Thursday, as de
feated German troops streamed
from wrecked city. Nazis now re
treating toward new defense line
near Rome.
Dnepropetrovsk, entrenched along
Dneiper while Gremans fled across
river; Red Army sealed fate of
German Kuman army, taking
Temryuk; -closed in on White Eus
sian bases as enemy reports large-
scale offensive near Melitopol. Eus-
“Y” vespers Sunday night will
consist of the traditional recogni
tion service for new students. It
will start at 6:45 P. M. in the Old
Chapel and everyone is requested
to wear white.
Nancy Ridenhour will play the
prelude and will be the accompanist
for the entire program. The “Y”
cabinet members will walk in sing
ing the processional “Father of
Light” and will sit in a semi-circle
in front. They will cary lighted
Katherine McGreachy, the pres
ident of the Y.W.C.A. will preside
and will give a charge to the new
girls. The responsive reading will
be lead by Mary Lewis and Miss
Lelia Graham Marsh will lead the
prayer. Dr. Eondthaler will be the
speaker and will talk about the
purpose of the Y.W.C.A. A solo
“My Task” by E. L. Ashford will
be sung by Frances Sullivan.
During the program everyone will
be asked to come to the front and
sign a pledge about the purpose of
the “Y”. After the pledge has been
signed Katherine McGeachy will
light their candles.
The service will be closed with
the recessional “Follow the Gleam”
and the recitation of the “Y”
The Assembly program on Tues
day, September 28th, was a colorful
one, and we mean that literally.
Professor Charles Higgins, of the
Science Department, gave an amaz
ing talk on the subject of color,
and its importance in our everyday
life. Professor Higgins started by
distinguishing color, which is “eye
sense,” and light, which is a form
of energy or a wave motion. Each
wave has its own color, which is
determined by the length of the
wave. He pointed out that white
light is made up of many colors.
Another alarming fact that he point
ed out was that most of us are
slightly color blind, and do not
know it!
Professor Higgins went on to dis
cuss the primary colors (which in
clude red, yellow and blue) and the
secondary colors. He reminded us of
the important differences of tint,
shade, and hue.
To see how certain colors have an
aflfect on us, it would be interesting
to try the experiment suggested by
Professor Higgins: when seated at
a dinner party, suddenly change the
lights. The change in our appetites
would be proof enough of the im
portant part color plays in our daily
This afternoon, the off-campus
students served tea for their moth
ers and the members of the faculty
from 4 to 5:45 o’clock in the Day
Students’ Center.
Although it is tradition that the
Day Students entertain with a tea
every year, the event this year has
taken on an added significance. It
was the first “open house” for the
newly re-decorated social room,
which, to use Bishop Pfohl’s words,
“was in the ‘pink’ of condition.”
The guests were greeted by Miss
Helen Eankin, newly-appointed dean
of the non-resident students, and
Mil Avera, president of the non
resident students. The members of
the Day Student Council acted as
hostesses and efficiently supplied ev
eryone with brownies and punch.
The well-appointed table stood at
the far end of the large room and
was backed by huge green ferns. A
cheerful, gay atmosphere, predomi
nant over the whole occasion, was
lent by the rose and daisy patterned
walls and was enhanced by the pride
of the Day Students for their “new”
gathering place.
The two smaller back rooms, in
cluding a locker and coat room and
a miniature infirmary, were thrown
open so that the mothers might see
the added conveniences that their
daughters will be permitted to en
After the guests had been “wined
and dined,” Shown over the new
day dormitory,” and sped on their
way, the off-campus looked back on
the occasion with a justifiable air
of satisfaction.
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As we old students walk into
the libary for the first time this
fall, seeing to start the new year
off with good, honest effort, it
seemed that there was something
lacking. Just inside the door we
looked over the jackets of all the
new books added during the sum
mer, and back of the desk we
noticed our busy new assistant
librarian. Yes, a lot had been added,
but something was missing, too.
Immediately came the question,
“Where is Miss Siewers?”
We Were sorry to learn that Miss
Siewers had been ill for several
months and was still unable to be
back in the library. It seemed
queer not to have he^ there behind
the desk answering a million quest
ions for all of us.
But now Miss Siewers is back—
with all the answers, and the li
brary is now standing on both feet
again. Let’s all go over and wel
come Miss Siewers back!
No Men For Plays
Prom what we hear the Pierrette
Players are on the run again, bus
ily planning our dramatic entertain
ment for the coming season. “Tom
Sawyer” and “The Secret Garden”
are at present running neck and
neck for their annual contribution
to the “Children’s Theater Board”
and the first public perforniance. So
soon wo will have the delight of be
ing children again, and I, for one,
am all for it.'
Complications will set in when it
conies to the big production-man
power shortage for one. What are
we to do—let our ‘ ‘ don’t want to
but willing” girls play the part of
the hero or present a murder in
which all of the men are disposed
of immediately before the opening
of Act I, Scene I ? It’s a sad world.
Even our one hope, dramatically
speaking, “Icky” Hanes skipped out
to Wake Forest leaving us high, wide
and winsome. But don’t worry,
children, Mrs. Williams will think
up something.
We also heard that Mr. Bair and
his “Opera Guild” are planning an
other operetta. That we are looking
forward to, also. It won’t be as
long as it has been before the drama
’pears before our eyes.
Dancing, music, and a merry time
are all on the program for the new
students Saturday night. At that
time the ‘ ‘ Y” is sponsoring a square
dance for all of the freshmen and
transfers. The gay tunes of the
Lexington fiddlers will begin at 8:30
and a good time has been planned
for all. Square dancing will occupy
the first i>art of the evening; later
ball room dancing will take place.
Boys from the Med. School and
the Directorate of Flying Safety
will be on hand to join in the fun.
However, if you have a date, he, too,
is cordially invited. ^

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