WINSTON-SALEM, N. G, OCTOBER 8, 1943.
Tuesday morning in Chapel, Dr.
Eondthaler made an inspiring talk
on the fact that Salem College has
faced four wars without closing its
doors a iingle day.
Dr. Eondthaler spoke briefly of
the liistory of the Salem community
since its establishment in 1766, and
, the history of Salem College through
its one hundred and seventy-seven
years of active? service.
In 1781, dfuring the Revolution-
r;” ary War, four hundred troops of
Cornwallis’ army and two thousand
camp followers came through Salem.
They didn’t harm the school, al
though they raided nearby Bethan-
ia during a Passion Week Service.
Salem was the only school in the
South which kept its doors open
during the Civil War. There were
many refugees from all parts of the
South here, and as Governor Zebu-
lon Vanee said in a lettw authoriz
ing the purchase of food for Salem,
“It would be a public calamity if
this institution ceased to operate.”
During World War I, conditions
were similar to those of today. The
girls helped the war effort by rol
ling bandages, observing meatless,
wheatless, and breadless days, and
cooperating to meel; the servant
shortage by serving their own
Dr. Eondthaler concluded his ad
dress by asking the students this
(luestion, ‘ ‘ Are wc worthy of what
the men at the front are doing
for us today?” He expressed the
l‘ope that the students today would
*^eet the present war cBiergency
ss Well as the students of the past
liave, and that Salem College would
continue to be the college which has
faced four wars Without closing
With the Seniors purchasing
$180.15 worth of war bonds and
stamps, the Salem bond and stamp
drive came to a close Wednesday
night. Katherine Fort, secretary,
and Phyllis Johnson, freshman, were
the highest individual purchasers.
Each received $2.50 in war stamps,
and $5.00 in stamps was given to
the Senior class.
The total amount sold during the
drive, which lasted a week, was
$2,085.15. This is a smaller amount
than any previous year’s results.
The freshman class had the honor
of being second highest buyer with
a total of $68.75; however the fac
ulty beat all four classes with a total
of $1,738 purchases.
After Miss Marsh’s announcement
in assembly about the seven great-
great-grandaughters, eighteen great-
grand-daughters, thirteen grand
daughters, and thirty-eight daugh
ters of Salem alumnae, many have
Wondered who the illustrious girls
Were; so heje they are:
Mildred Avera, Ann Douthit, Ber
nice Bunn, Sarah Entwistle, Sara
. Haltiwanger, Normie Tomlin, Mary
Mildred Avera, Mary Ellen Bay
ley, Prances Crowell, Jean Fulton,
Julia Garrett, Pescud Hanes, Mamie
Herring, Betty Jane Hill, Betty
Jean Jones, Mary Jane Kelly, Doris
, Little, Senora Lindsay, Betty Moore
Nancy Eidenhour, Betty Hennessee,
Frances Ann Law, Eosamund Putzel,
Mildred Avera, Bernice Bunn,
Kathrine Fort, Betty Jane Hill
Anne Hobson, Janet Johnston, Betty
Jean Jones, Mary Jane Kelly, Mar
garet Nichols, Helen Phillips, Nellie
Seewald, Allene Taylor, Edith Hunt
Mildred Avera, Mary Lucy Baynes,
Carol Beckwith, Elizabeth Beckwith,
Peggy Bollin, Margaret Bullock, Eva
Martin Bullock, Mary Lillian Camp-
l^ell, Alice Carmichael, Mary Ellen
Carrig, Betsy Casteen, Eeibecca
Clapp, Lillian Dalton, Jane Frazier,
Sarah Entwistle, Jean Gattis, Betsy
Hancock, Pescud Hanes, Mary Hunt
er Hackney, Emily Harris, Laura
Hine, Anne Hobson, Anne Holton,
Senora Lindsey, Mary Anne Linn,
Treva Miller, Nancy Moss, Eosa-
mund Putzel, Doris C. Schaum, Tieka
Senter, Eugenia Shore, Angela Tay
lor, Louise Taylor, Allene Taylor,
Edith Hunt Vance, Hazel Watts'
Barbara W'eir, Martha Berch Wil-
On the Pacific Front—
Admiral Nimitz issued commun
iques on Monday and Tuesday of
this week which carried news that
delighted the hearing preceptors of
the American people. Today the
enemy is being heavily dosed with
the prescription it fulfilled almost
two years ago. Inch by inch and
bomb by bomb the Allies are prog
ressing. The Wake Island Jap in
stallations were heavily bombarded
at the beginning of the week. Many
aerial assaults began as early as
In New Guinea the Allied forces
gained approximately seven miles
And last minute reports last night
announced tlie sinking of a big Jap
liner. That an American sub caught
unaware one of the huge passenger
liners is almost certain. First ra-
ports estimated the Jap fatalities at
The Japanese are also believed to
be evacuating their principal air
base in the Kelobargara Island sec
tor of the Solomons. This action
by the enemy is necessary because
of a serious ammunition shortage
and a serious lack of food.
On the Russian Front:
The victorious Eussian forces,
after rolling back the German war
machine for an entire summer, has
apparently come to a halt. The
fighting Bed Armies reached the
Dnieper Eiver at the beginning of
the week and have stopped. Im
minent observers believe the Rus
sians are stopping only long enough
to prepare bases and commuuit-u
tions for a gigantic winter push.
On the English Front:
Last night the German air force
made the longest and heaviest raid
upon London it has made in two
years. Many bombs fell in crowded
residential areas, and some direct
hits Were made on homes.
On the Italian Front:
About the middle of the week, the
-^llied forces announced the occupa
tion of about one-half dozen more
towns around Naples and the Vol-
turas Eiver. ^
Yesterday, however, on the Adri-
atic end of the figl^ting line, the Al-
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TO GIVE CONCERT
Jeanette MacDonald, star of radio,
stage and screen, will be presented
by Marvin McDonald in a concert
Thursday, October 28, at 8:30 p.m.
at Eeynolds Auditorium.
TTie concert is one of seven to be
given by Miss MacDonald this fall
in the South. She has often set at
tendance records in her appearances.
Tickets for the concert are on
sale in the dean’s office and at
Bland 'Music Store, 415 North Trade
Street, dial 3-1723. Admission, ! in
cluding tax, is $2.83, $2.26, and $1.70.
Eussia—what does it inean to us?
Probably caviar, balalaika, sleigh
bells, impossible names, commun
ism, Italin with his pipe, and
now speculation about Russia’s part
in coming world affairs. For those
who have been working to settle
points of discussion about this
country, the announcement of the
opener in the lecture serees should
be particularly inviting. William
Henry Chamberlain, who served in
Russia for twelve years as corres
pondent for the Christian Science
Monitor, will speak Tuesday night,
October 26, with “Russia” as his
During his stay there Chamber-
lain traveled extensively throughout
nearly all parts of that country,
even into Siberia, and visited new
cities where huge industrial plants
of the Five Year Plan have been
built. His experience makes him
a competent authority to discuss
Other lecturers of the season will
stress current w6rld events and
postwar planning. The lecture com
inittee, under the chairmanship of
Miss Marian Blair, had hoped to
secure Codric Foster for the second
lecture, but sincc he will not be
available on the date desired, no
definite decision has been made.
Another of our allies little un
derstood by us will ,be discussed on
February 4 when Mai-Mai Sze, one
of China’s ^imbassadors of good will
in America will speak about
Fourth in the series is Vera Dean
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Doris C. Schaum was selected as
chairman of the Defense Council in
the election held on Thursday. Her
opponent was Charlotte Richards, a
Doris, a member of our Senior
class, is from Wilson, North Caro
lina. She was a member of the Staff
Assistance Corps of the Bed Cross^
in her home town. Her previous ex
periences along defense lines makes
Iier an able and efficient leader of
all the campus war activities.
As Defense Council Chairman,
Doris C. will be in charge of Eed
Cross, surgical dressings, black-outs,
and the numerous other phases of
war work hero at Salem.
NEW STUDENTS VISIT
ON FOUNDER’S DAY
Wednesday afternoon, the mem
bers of the Salem Alumnae Assoc
iation of Winston-Salem entertained
the 105 new resident students f,t
tea from 4 till 5:30 o’clock. The
teas were held in the homes of
four of the members of the ,as
sociation as a part of the celebration
of Founder’s Day half-holiday and
were planned under the direction
of Mrs. T. Holt Hey wood, 2nd Vice-
President of the association and
officer in charge of relations be
tween the alumnae and students.
Mrs. Frank E. Dalton and Mrs.
John V. Hunter, Jr. at the home
of Mrs. Dalton, Mrs. R. F. Willing
ham, Mrs. James Gray, and Mrs.
Agnew Bahnson were the hostesses.
The girls in groups of twenty-
five were greeted by their respec
tive hostess and other alumnae from
Winston-Salem. Tea, sandwiches,
and cakes were served.
The lower floor of each home was
opened to the girls. Here they spent
an enjoyable hour talking and get
ting acquainted with some of the
girls” that had spent their col
lege days at Salem too.
NOTES PLUS VARDELL
Dean Vardell threw his “hat in
the ring” Thursday morning at
Assembly and devoted himself to
a program of improvisation.
Admittedly “scared to death”
Victim VardeU approached the
organ. In the president’s opinion,
“We were in his power,” and “he
was at our suggestion.”
With our permission a Prelude was
first executed, the melody of which
had a distinctly orinital flavor.
Improvisapion followed with a
passacoglia in C Minor, Variations
on a Theme Invented Beforehand,
with the base unvarying through
out. Quiet chords opened. In the
scope of variation one speed and
a complication of the theme gathered
side by side. Clear reedy melody
with chordal accompaniment com
prised the solemn second variation.
Well-applauded for his more ser
ious numbers. Dean Vardell turned
his fingers to a gay tune suggestive
of a Scotch mountain air. Next,
calling on different members of the
senior class for notes as the thf-m
for improvisation, the Dean was
only at liberty to change “accident
als.” There was brilliance in the
swiftly moving theme, and the
Inversion that followed.
‘ ‘ Anchors Aweigh” requested by
the junior class was a spirited and
Although in highly original style
the Postlude proved to be the Field
Voicing our opinion were the
words of Dr. Eondthaler: “a mir-
Here it is at last, the calendar
we have all been awaiting! Usually
this information is printed in the
handbook and catalogue at the ope
ning of the year. This year, how
ever, due to war-time conditions,
there was a great deal of investiga
tion of transportation and holidays
of other schools which delayed the
planning of the calendar beyond
October 6, Founder’s Day. Here,
however, is the calendar complete
through the first semester. Now we
can ration our week-ends, and plan
holidays according to fact.
November 24—Wednesday, 5:00
P. M. Thanksgiving recess begins.
November 26—Friday, 8:30 A. M.
December 15—Wednesday, 5:00 P.
M. Christmas vacation begins.
January 6—Thursday, 9:25 A. M.
January 20—Thursday, Beading
January 21—Friday, througli Jan
uary 29, Saturday, first semester ex
January 31—Monday, Registra
tion 2:00 - 5:00 P. M.
February 1—Tuesday, second se-
niostor begins at 8:30 A. M.
The calendar for the second se
mester will be made known as soon
as it becomes definite. The commit
tee, Miss Covington, chairman, Dean
Vardell, Miss McNeely, Miss Law
rence, and Mr. Weinland, hope that
a report can be made before Christ
NEW FIRE DRILL SYSTEM
INSTITUTED BY CHIEF
A check on the alumnae of the
isses of ’41 and ’42 shows that
these Salemites are scattered all
over the United States, occupied
in a varity of ways.
Like any other school now, many
of the Salem, alumnae of ’41 are
either in the Wacs or Waves.
Elizabeth Dobbins is a lieutenant
in the Wacs and is in charge of
frecjruiting at Asheville. Florence
Harris joined the Waves and is
Jiow as the North Hampton mid
shipman training school. Elizabeth
Nelson is also a Wave and is sta
tioned at Key West, Florida.
Katherine King Bahnson, May
Queen and editor of the Salemite,
and Patty MeNeely Redfern have
daughters, born this fall.
Margaret Patterson Wade, former
Student Government president, is
back in Alexandria with her hus
‘ ‘ president for ’41, Euth
Schned will be married on the
26th of this month.
Lee Rice, editor of the ’41
Sights and Insights, has received
her master’s degree in speech from
Columbia, one is now tutoring and
living at the Waldorf in New York.
Eleanor Welch or Harpy is still
Tuesday night Fire Chief Adele
Chase met with the lieutenants and
captains of the Fire Drill Squad to
talk over plans for drills this year.
The Squad is made up of a cap
tain from each dormitory and a lieu
tenant from each floor of the dormi
tories. The duties of a lieutenant
are: see that everyone is out of
her hall, cheek attendance, and re
port absences to her captajn. The
captain, who is the last person off
the hall, makes a last check to see
that the hall is vacant, that all win
dows are closed, lights on, doors
open, and transoms closed. The cap
tain tijrns in lists of absences to
The procedure for emptying the
building is for each floor to leave
consecutively, girls from first floor
leaving first, followed by second and
third. To avoid confusion, girls are
asked to leave their rooms two by
two and as quietly as possible. Each
girl should carry a coat or blanket
and wear shoes. The object of a
fire drill is to evacuate all buildings,
check attendance and return to
rooms within ten minutes or less.
studying at Curtis under Salzedo.
All of you heard Sara Linn in
chapel and know she is at Julliard.
The members class of ’42 are
equally scattered. Flora Avers after
studying in Chicago, is now visit
ing her home, here, and trying
to decide what she wants to do.
Imagine you also saw Polly Herman
whisking around the campus, the
last few days. She’s gone back to
her job now. pugenia Baynes is
studying at Carolina,—and unofflc-
ially engaged. Johnsie Bason is
receptionist for C. B. S. and is study
ing voice with Grahame Eeid. Mary
Jane Copenhaven has just received
a fellowship to study aeronautical
engineering. Lelia Johnson, ’42 Y
president, is now a Wave, having
joined when Florence Harris did.
P®ggy Garth is studying designing
ine New City. The May Queen of
’42, Martha Bowman, is secretary to
two doctors in Eiehmond. Margery
McMullan, class president, has mar
ried Captain John Moran and Dot
Sisk is now Mrs. King. Doris Shore
left for New York this fall to
study music; and from all reports,
Margaret Vardell is living up to her
name in Eochester at Eastman.