North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Number 5.
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-
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.
Remember the meeting of -jjig
editoiial and feature Staffs on
Monday at five o’clock in the
Salemite Office.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
Bach student paid for her ticket
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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
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
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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
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.

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