North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Number 6.
Jeannette MacDonald, gracious
lady of the stage, screen and radio,
appeared last night in a concert at
the Reynolds Auditorium before a
capacity crowd. Miss MacDonald
wore a stunning gown of green and
pufple crepe with purple drapes
sweeping from her shoulders to the
floor. Tucked in her golden curls
was a bunch of violets. She was in
a rathe'r awkward position in that
about 45 service men were seated
behind her on the stage. Yet this
did not disturb Miss MacDonald in
the least, for she turned around and
sang an encore and parts of othsr
songs to them. Her selections in
cluded a group of folk songs and
an aria from “Louise.” Her charm
ing personality was reflected in all
her songs, especially “The False
Prophet” by Scott. Included among
her selections was “Release” by her
husband. Captain Gene Raymond,
now stationed in England with the
Army Air Forces.
Mtiss MacDonald’s encores were
taken from some of her motion pic
tures. Among them were “Smilin’
(Continued to Page 4)
Captain W. M. Harrison, public
relations officer of the Office of
Flying Safety, spoke to the Salem
student body in Assembly T'uesday,
October 26.
The purpose of Capt. Harrison’s
talk was to point out the functions
of the Office of Flying Safety. Ac
cording to Capt. Harrison, there are
three divisions of the duties of this
office. First of all, there is preven
tion and investigation; secondly,
flight control, and lastly, safety ed
ucation. He pointed out by illus
trations and statistics that mefn in
our Army Air Corps today are learn
ing to protect themselves as well as
being offered more protection by
means of equipment than ever be
He ■ stated that the rate of
army accidents had been greatly re
duced in the past fiscal year, al
though the number of pilots being
trained is much larger.
Captain Harrison concluded Ms
talk with a letter written by a pi
lot in England which showed that
Ms education of safety proved to be
his second nature. Capt. Harrison
said that this office determined that
every pilot, crew man, and plane be
a part of a decisive design for safe
Describing Stalin as a cunning,
calculating man and attempting to
clear up the erroneous impression of
many that the Russian leader is a
combination of George Washington
and Sir Galahad, William Henry
Chamberlain, author and former cor
respondent for Christian Science.
Monitor in Russia, opened the Salem
lecture series last Tuesday night at
Memorial Hall.
He emphasized the fact that
Stalin is running the war in the
way in which will prove most ad
vantageous to him and to his coun
try, and that the United States and
Great Britain must be friendly,
but firm, in their dealings with
their Kussian ally.
The relaxed attitude toward re
ligion in Russia was motivated by
desire to conciliate public opinion
in America and England and also
to prevent division in the Soviet
state. The status of women in Rus
sia Was discussed with comments
on the increased penalities for
divorce over .former undisciplined
freedom of action.
The Russian idea of a second front
differs from that which is being
carried out at present. It is their
hope that the Americans and British
will attack Germany through France
and the western coast of Europe,
drawing away larger German forces
from the Russian front.
Future prospect for a lasting peace
depend greatly upon lessening dif
ferences between the three allies,
and “our one hope from the ordeal
of the present world war is that
Russia will emerge a free country
(Continued on Back Page)
Miss Lucy Gordon White, super
visor of the Henry Street Visiting
Nurse Service of New York City,
will be on the campus Friday, No
vember 5, to discuss the opportuni
ties for college women in nursino'.
She will hold conferences for stud
ents interested.
Miss White represents the Na
tional Nursing Council for War Ser
vice and the United States Cadet
Nurse Corps. Her visit is part of
a nation-wide endeavor to recruit
65,000 student nurses this year.
(See editorial on Page 2).
What a spectacle to spy!
A uniform—^insid'e, a guy.
A -week-end dance—^tra la, tish,
For what more could a prom-glrl
—By “U. N. OQuth.”
And so the Student Government
Association invites you to a Hal
lowe’en dance in the gymnasium
tomorrow night — 8:30 - 11:45.
This is the first formal dance of
the year, so dust off your silver
shoes and prepare to wear them
out — oh, I beg your pardon —
show them off to the tunes of
the leading bands of the nation,
brought to you over the only mus
ical instrument most of us can
play — the juke box.
Unless your date is in uniform
remind him to don his tuxedo.—
And tell him to please not say
it with flowers.
At last here it is, folks! May Day
Chairman, Nancy Stone of Eoanoke,
Virgina, has announced her com
mittee for our 1944 May Day.
To help Stoney as vice-chairman
is Mary Formy-Duval of Whiteville,
North Carolina. Formy is that lanky
Salemite with the cute whine. If
you know anything about Formy
you know that she is the president
of the Pierrettes this year and takes
an active part in the junior class.
Head of the Finance Committee
is Mary Ellen Carrig, Buffalo, New
York. Mary Ellen is this year’s
vice-president of the A. A. and a
Senior. With Mary Ellen as head
of Finance wo have no further wor
ries on that end.
In charge of the Costumes is our
domestic little Home Ec. Major
Charlotte Richards of Woodstock,
Virginia. Besides taking an active
part in the Pierrettes she is also
president of the Home Ec. Club and
also Charlotte is a Senior.
With Betty Moore, of Winston-
Salem, is charge of Dances we know
that they will be precious. Betty
is quite, an outstanding Senior and
also she is Business Manager of
the Salemite.
Virginia McMurry of Shelly,
North Carolina is head of the
Dresses and Flowers. Come on
Virginia, we expect some good’ens.
from you! Virginia is a Senior and
president of the Spanish Club.
Ella Lou Taylor of High Point,
North Carolina is in charge of all
music. Ella Lou is a Senior and
a voice major. If you’ve heard
Ella Lou sing you know that she
not only sings beautifully, but that
she puts all she has into her music
what more could you want?
Jean Fulton of Eoanoke, Virginia,
heads the • Nominating Committee.
Jean is that quiet little Senior with
the sad brown eyes who spent her
first two years at St. Mary’s.
Sarah L^ndley of Wilmington.
Deltokes an the job of putting out
Programs. Sarah is a Senior and is
head of the knitting here at Salem.
Sarah has a job before her, but she
can do it.
Proprieties are being taken over
by little bit of V. V. Garth of
Hickory. Of course you know V. V.—
she is a Senior this year and be
sides that she is president of I. E. S.
Publicity is being handled by
Lucile Newman and Mary Charles
Watson both of Winston-Salem.
Lucile is a Junior this year and
Associate Editor of the Salemite
and Art Editor of Sights and In
sights. Charlie is that tiny brunette
Senior you can’t have missed. Be
tween the two of them the publiciz
ing should be grand.
Frances Crowell of Hickory,
North Carolina is in charge of the
Tea Room. Frances is that blond
(Continued On Back Page) -
Charles H. Higgins, head of the
science department, was recently
elected chairman-elect of the newly
organized Carolina-Piedmont Section
of the American Chemical Society.
It is due' to his efforts that there
will be a meeting of this society
in Winston-Salem.
The American Chemical Society
is the best known and largest Chem
ical society in the world. It has
members from all countries. It pub
CAN CHEMISTRY Industrial, Ana
lytical and news editions, and also
Mr. Higgins has been at the col
lege for 23 years and has made the
science department known through
out the state. His graduates have
received many honors. Just this
week Bettie Ann White was elected
president of the senior class in
nursing at Vanderbilt University.
With a man such as Mr. Higgins
head of the now district it is bound
to be a success.
Mr. Higgins is also going to see
that student affilliates are establish
ed, making it possible for the chem
istry majors at Salem to be junior
members of the society.
Ghosts and haunted houses exist
ed even in the old Roman days so
the Salemites attending the Latin
Club Halloween party October 27th
found. In true- Latin style Miss
Hixson told a ghost story full of
suspense by Plautees, a Roman
Playwright of 184 B. C.
Facts about the use of prophecy
in Eome were revealed by Sarah
Lee Brandon and Dr. Smith told
fortunes (favorable and not so
favorable) by the Sortea Virgili-
anae. Mary Lucy Baynes proved
herself the scholar of the evening
(after Dr. Lachmann and Miss
Hixson were excluded in the judg
ing) by filling in correctly with
Latin the greatest number of mis
sing words in a Halloween story.
Cocoa and cookies were served to
relieve the chilly spines before
pushing the guests out into the
spooky night.
Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist,
will open the current civic music
series at 8:30 o’clock Monday in
the Eeynolds Jlemorial Auditorium.
Arrau first aroused national at
tention with a concert in Carnegie
Hifll in February, 1941. Since that
time he has made tours throughout
the United States with 69 perform
ances on his schedule for last year’s
tour, the largest tour of any con
cert artist during the year.
Although he was little known in
this country before 1941, he had
won wide popularity in Europe and
South America where he averaged
125 engagements yearly.
He was born in Chilian, a town
in southern Chile that was com
pletely destroyed during the 1939
earthquake and gave his first recital
at the age of five. His talents so
impressed the Chilean government
that it undertook to finance his musi
cal education and sent him to Eu
rope to study under Martin Krause,
a pupil of Liszt.
At 20 he went to Switzerland
where he won first prize in the In
ternational Congress of Pianists.
Not long ago he gave 25 recitals
in Mexico City within eight weeks,
caeh with a different program and
with no repeated number*.
The War Activities Council an
nounced Thursday that service rib
bons will be awarded this year to
the students and faculty >vho con
tribute a certain number of hourp
of volunteer work. The Red Cross
awards pins for 50 hours work in cer
tain fields; so the W. A. C. is mak
ing the Salem hours shorter and us
ing special ribbons for Salem. A
blue ribbon will be awarded for 10
hrs. of work; white, for 25 hrs.; and
red, for 40 hrs. Gold and silver
stars will be awarded for more than
40 hours.
Hours are counted for work in
making surgical dressings, doing
Red Cross sewing, knitting, classes
in first aid and home nursing, work
ing at the rationing board, day
nurseries, with Girl Scouts, and with
Girl Reserves. Each person is asked
to keep up with her hours in each
activity for a month and report
each total to the chairmen of the
committees by the 2nd of the follow
ing month. The chairmen are: knit
ting — Sarah Lindley; rationing
board—Betsy Thomas; day nurser
ies—^Frances Jones; Girl Scouts—
Jane Lovelace; Girl Reserves—Hel
en Bobbins. You will not have to
keep up with your own hours in the
other activities.

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