VOL. XXIV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., OCTOBER 22, 1943. Z541 Number 5. ENDOWMENT FUND DRIVE TO BE UUNCHED SOON Salem Academy and College, look ing to the future, will soon launch a campaign to boost its Endowment Fund. Announcement of the plans has been made by Dr. Eondthaler, and the committee to conduct the drive has been named. Mr. Robert Hanes, president of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Winston- Salem, and prominent in state and national banking circles^ will serve as chairman. Associate chairman is Mr. E. Arthur Spaugh, Jr., vice- pre'sident of the Washington Mills, Winston-Salem. Other members of the board of trustees and friends of the institution will take impor tant positions of this committee. Mr. Ralph P. Ilanes, president of the Hanes Dye and Finishing Com pany, Winston-Salm, will be chair man of the special gifts committee. The president of the Salem College Alumnae Association, Mrs. John R. Cunningham of Davidson, will take part in the drive. What does Salem Academy and Colle>ge need? The immediate add ition to its Endow^ment Fund of $500,000 and the further rising by 1947 of its 157th Anniversary Fund of $1,000,000. Such funds will be used for four major purposes: to meet the academic requirements of the leading American accrediting agencies, thereby bringing to a higher level the general standing of the institution; to endow the Salem Academy and College library with a»maintenance fund sufficient to assure its maximum usefulness; to establish ani maintain certain chairs in major departments of the college, giving to these chairs whenever appropriate and desirable the names of persons who have been promin- latey associated with the instit ution ; to establish a sound retire ment plan under which members of the Administration, Faculty and staff may be assured a measure of Social Security. In the month ahead, this cam paign will reach those in this and adjoining states who are interested in the plans of Salem Academy and College to meet the challenge of modern education standards and re- quirementj SALEMORGANIZATIONS CHOOSE REPORTERS Reporters for the various organi zations of Salem have been chosen at recent meetings. Thc?se reporters will notify the Office of Public Re lations about the activities of their organization so that they may be published in local, out-of-town and out-of-state newspapers. The following names have been turned in to Miss Edith Kirkland, Director of Public Relations: Cath erine Swinson, Choral Interpreta tion; Mary Ellen Carrig, Spanish Club; Katherine Traynham, Senior Class; Betty Moore, Y. W. C. A.; Rosemary Cleveland, French Club; Sarah Merritt, Home Economics Club; Elizabeth Willis, International Relations Club; Adele Chase, Junior Class; and Mary Allison Page, Bus iness Club. All organizations which have not already done so are requested to turn in their reporter’s name by October 26 to Miss Kirkland or Mrs. Betty Fulp. A meeting will be held sometime next week after the list have been completed. Although the group has not been formally organized, the girls have already been active in their work. N. C. Movies Shown at Church On Tuesday night in the Men’s Bible classroom, the Young People’s Class of the Home Moravian Church sponsered a movie on North Caro lina, which was produced by Richard J. Reynolds. Miss Bailey, from the Dairy Counsel, showed the picture, and also one on ice-cream. While the film was being changed, Jane Fraizier sang two songs, “Homing”, and “Strictly Germproof”. In the picture on Nortli Carolina flying visits made were to Manteo, the beaches, Carolina University, Duke, Old Salem, and finally to the mount ains including the famous Chimmney Rock and Blowing Rock. It brought back many happy vacations and wishes that it were summertime again. After the picture the Young People served refreshments in the Ladies’ Parlor. SALEMITE STAFF Remember the meeting of -jjig editoiial and feature Staffs on Monday at five o’clock in the Salemite Office. WAC OmCER TELLS OF DUTIES At the assembly program on Tues day Lieutenant Gussie Heifner, a member of the WAC recruiting of fice in Charlotte, was Salem’s guest sjwaker. She spoke on the activi ties of women in this war and prev ious wars. , She began her talk by telling how very thankful students should be for the opportunity to go to col lege, as the United Sta,tes is among the few nations in which the col leges have not been closed. Lieu tenant Heifner told of the numer ous jobs that students should do now and in tlie future. She said that she had adopted as her creed and suggested that Salem students also adopt the following quotation from a soldier’s letter: “I’ll stay here ten years if it’s necessary, but don’t keep me here ten minutes lon ger than necessary. Lieutenant Heifiier then told of her interesting experiences as a proces^ee in the WAC. She told of the numerous openings for wom en in this organization. By their Occupational recruiting set-up one is placed in the job that he is best qualified to do. After Lt. Heifner’s talk, Mr. Bair led the students in a community sing with Dr. Vardell as accompan ist. Directions for a good time: First, remember it is Saturday night, and books and Saturday night don’t mix. Second, remember that you want to be with the crowd, and the crowd is going to be in the basement of Clewell from 8 un til 10:30. Third, remember how you like fairs, and the Campus Fair has the “popcorn, cracker-jacks, and peanuts” as ■well as the side shows. Fourth, remember you want a good laugh, so write “Reserved for Campus Fair” for your. Sat urday night plans. “White Iris” Blooms Again for Salemites Members of the “Pierrette Club” entertained the members of the Freshman Dramatic CluTj Thursday night by presenting “White Iris,” a one-act play which was given last year with great success. The setting was in the nineteenth century living room of Jessamy and Mafcia Doone, played by Vawter Steele and Edith Longest respec tively. Senora Lindsey and Mar garet Bullock portrayed Lucy, the cousin, and Dorcas, the colored maid. Much comedy was added by the darkly painted Dorcas and the cur tain rang down on a second “hit performance.” Immediately following the pre sentation, the Pierrettes served re freshments to the members of the Freshman Club. Officers of the Freshman Club, who were elected Monday, October 18, are Coit Redfearn, president; Frances Elder, vice-president; Mar garet Huckabee, secretary; and Mar- garite Worth, publicity chairman. WEEK’S NEWS IN REVIEW On the Italian Front: General Clark’s Fifth Army, aid ed by a seaborne British flanking force, landed at the mouth of the Volturno River from open-mouthed American landing craft, has defeat ed the German Army’s attempt to stand on the banks of the Volturno. After fierce fighting all along the river, the American Fifth and the English Eighth Armies have ad vanced, occupying important trans portation junctions. Important re inforcements, which reached the Allies on October 19, aided them in driving the Germans from all their defensive positions on the banks of the Volturno. The Germans are re ported fleeing to a new defense line only 83 miles from Rome. Mean time Draja Mihailovic’s Yugoslav Army is reported fighting the Nazis again, threatening their Danube sup ply route. Keports in Budapest said today that Benito Mussolini might soon resign as head of the Fascist quisling regime in northern Italy, either because of ill health or be cause he is in disgrace with the Germans. On the Russian Front: The Russian Army is steadily pursuing its cc(urse in driving the Nazis out of the Ukraine and the Crimea. After scoring a break through north of Kiev, the Russians are now launching their final attack upon the Ukrainian capital. One of the bloodiest battles since Stalin grad now is raging for the Crimean gateway of Melitipol, with the Rus sians ousting the Germans in hand- to-hand combat from fortified streets. Russian troops have smash ed their way across the Dnieper, seized important Dnieper rail junc tions and gained in a westward drive, threatening to trap tens of thousands of Germans in a hook of the river. On the Pacific Front: General MacArthur’s forces jjave launched air and sea attack against Jap bases qn New Britain Island as (Continued to Page 4) CHAMBERLAIN SPEAKS AT FIRST UCTURE TUESDAY WSSFCAMPAIGN NOT UP TO PAR You’ve seen the posters all over the campus, so you know what it was all about. Our campaign for the AVorld Student Service Fund ended Thursday of this week; Salem College had set as a goal one dollar per student. $270 was the amount pledged. By Wednesday of this week, $70 of the $270 had come in to Becky Howell, who said then, expect— I hope—that everybody’s just wait ing till the last minute to pay!” But “better late than never” goes for this, too—if you forgot to make your contribution by Thurs day, Becky will still welcome it! And “welcome” is hardly the word for how some other student some where else in the world might feel about it. On Tuesday night, October 26, the Salem College lecture series opens with William Henry Chamberlain speaking on “Russia Today and To morrow.” This year’s lecture series promises to be of timely value and great interest to all who will attend, for each lecture will be on current events. The lecture committee for 1943-44, with Miss Marion Blair as chairman, has made a special effort to bring to the girls speakers who are well- informed on topics of international importance today and tomorrow. This planning was done in consider ation of the fact that many of the students do not have time to keep up with the war in the papers and magazines; so, some of the national authorities will be brought to us on our campus. The first lecturer, William Henry Chamberlain — journalist, author, traveler, and lecturer — for years has done extensive traveling in Eu rope as correspondent for The Chris tian Science Monitor. As Moscow correspondent, Chamberlin, for twelve years, covered every phase of Soviet development. Later he be came chief Far Eastern correspon dent with headquarters in Tokyo, where he met numerous Japanese leaders. lie also visited China, Manchukuo, the Philippine Islands, Malaya, Siam and French Indo- China. Soon after the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Chamberlain was transferred to France where he serv ed as war correspondent until the collapse of French resistance and the signature of the Armistice in June, 1940. On his return to this country, he devoted himself entirely to writing and lecturing. He is the author of “Soviet Russia,” “Kus- sia’s Iron Age,” “The American Revolution, 1917-1921,” Japan over Asia,” “Collectivism: A False LTtopia,” and the recently published “The Confessions of an Individual ist.” His articles appear frequently in such outstanding magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Ameri can. Mercury, etc. He also contrib utes book reviews, news ■ analyses and editorial material to The Moni tor. Bach student paid for her ticket (Continued on Page Four.) DR. i. BROWN IS SPEAKER In Assembly Thursday morning Dr. John Brown, Jr. spoke inter- festingly on the subject, “When Does Life Begin?” Dr. Rondthaler introduced the guest speaker, a world figure in athletic circles, and also Mr. Tom Rice of the local M. C. A. Dr. Brown prefaced his inspiring talk with several humorous remarks, then gave the fatherly message, which was the answer to the question^ “When Does Life Be gin?” There are two types of people, according to Dr. Brown, those who are awake and those who are asleep. Life begins at awakening. Life be gins with the realization of your own individuality, and the will to decide for yourself. When one takes hold of himself from within, stops drifting, and begins to pursue great ideals, one is beginning to live. Decide to bring yourself to the top! Dr. Brown asserted that “med iocrity is damnable, and compla cency is the greatest crime of college life today.” He advised us to be our own best selves. For, he .said, “There is for each of you every day that you live a possible maximum of all-around excellence.” We are the masters of our own destiny, and should open the eyes of our soul and mind to the world and all in it, ourselves, and the great possibilities therein. The last point he emphasized was to “go (Continued On Back Page) NEW STUDENTS TO BE TRUE SALEMITES Friday night, October 29, at 8 o’clock, in the old chapel, the Stud ent Government Association will conduct its annual installation serv- ■ ice for all new students. The new students, both freshmen and transfers, will be led in the pledge to the Student Government by Lucy Farmer, president. During the service, each new student is given a candle that is lighted by a member of the Student Government Association as she takes the pledge. This pledge—not merely words, but the true meaning of Salem— stands the ideals that a Salemite is expected to uphold. Stee Gee to Give Formal Dance The ingredients for the recipe of having a good time will be well mixed Saturday night, October thirtieth, from 8:30 to 11:45. Mu sic, men, formals, and Salemites Well, mixed' can mean nothing but an evening of dancing and fun. The (lance, which is the first formal of the year, will be given by the' Stud ent Government Association in hon or of the new^ students. Music will be furnished by a juke l>ox; no orchestra is available be cause of the war. Thus we can hear all of the name bands playing the favorite popular songs. The dance will be formal, but no flowers, please—tell the date to put that extra money into War Stamps. ■All of the details will be an nounced at a later date after the dance committee meets and decides definitely on the refreshments, deco rations, receiving line, and chaper ones. Home Church to Sponsor ’Possum Hunt Saturday The Home Moravin Church wiU entertain the Associate Members with a Possum Hunt this Saturday night, October 23. Those included will meet in front of the church at 0:30, where transportation will be provided to Arden Farm. Every one is asked to wear warm cloth ing, and old clothes at that. Slacks are permissable. Those of you who have never been on a ’possum hunt, and for that matter never seen a ’possum, there is a real treat in store for you. Mr. and Mrs. T. Holt Haywood, owners of Arden Farm, are to be the host and hostess. After supper which will be served around an open fire place, there will be a merry chase over hill, dale, and barb-wire fences after that overgrown rat, the ’pos sum. Some of the best hunting dogs for miles around have been obtained to lead the chase. And last but not least, to make the chase more exciting, the church will do its best to furnish men. Yes, girls, and from the Med. School too. Well so long. Hope to see you at the Hunt Saturday. Phillips and Boseman Elected !• R. S. Officers Helen Phillips, a junior transfer from W. C., was elected secretary- treasurer of I. R. S. at its meeting last week. Molly Boseman has been elected by the junior class as their I. E. S. representative, filling the place of Joyce Wooten who did not return to Salem this year.