North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Prue Coyte Leads
Freshman Class
Prue Coyte was elected presi
dent of the Freshman Ola^s on Tues
day, Noveftnber 9. Other officers
elected were: Sara Haltiwanger,
vice-president; Coit Eedfern, secre
tary; Maria Hicks, treasurer.
Prue is a native of London,
England, and has been in the United
States for three years. Already she
has made a name for herself on
the Salem campus. She is active on
the hockey field, helps with the
Salemite, and is Freshman represen
tative on the War Activities Coun
Sara Haltiwanger is a music ma
jor from Winston-Salcftn. She is ac
tive in sports, particularly in tennis.
Coit Eedfern, of Wadesboro, N.
C., is known for her recitations and
dramatic ability. She is president
of the Freshman Dramatic Club.
Maria Hicks is also interested in
dramatics and is a member of the
Freshman Dramatic Club. Her home
town is Wilson, N". C.
Number 8.
Bowman Gray medical students
will be entertained in the recrea
tion room of Bitting Dormitory by
Salem seniors Saturday evening at
8:15. The party will be informal
with arrangements madcf for danc
ing. It will be a new experience for
the seniors, but if it is successful
there will possibly be another. There
is no charge for admission.
The traditional ivj^ and tree plant
ing took place during assembly on
Tuesday. The chief marshall led
the seniors down to Corrin Hall,
where Aileen Seville, president of
the senior class, presided over the
service. She presented the English
ivy to the school, and each officer
of the class helped her to plant the
ivy. Dr. Rondthaler accepted the
plant and spoke a fe,w minutes about
how the ivy is nourished by the
ground and sustained by the wall.
After the ivy planting the seniors
preceded the under-classmen to the
lawn behind Louisa Bitting Build
ing where a red maple tree was
planted. The class officers threw
pennies on the roots of the tree for
luck in growth. Dr. Eondthaler re
minded the seniors on their choice of
a tree, explaining that maple is
derived from an Anglo-Saxon word
meaning tree.
The service was concluded with
the Salem Alraa Mater.
CAMPAIGN TO ADD $1,500,0001 library Sponsors
Kobert ^\. Hanes, left, president of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company; Dr. Howard E.
Rondthalei, center, president of Salem College; and R. Arthur Spaugh, Jr., right, vice-president
of Washington Mills, discuss final plans for the Endowment Fund Campaign. Mr Hajies is
general chairman and Mr. Spaugh, assistant-chairman.
Students to Pledge
The campus drive, which is to last until November
2{>, was begun in assembly' on Thursday, November
11, when Dr. Eondthaler, Mr. Weinland, and Mr. Gil-
Following the capture of Kiev last
week, the Eussian army has cap
tured the important rail point of Fas-
tov, thus driving a wedge between
two big German armies in disorderly
retreat. Smashing westward fron>
Kiev in two columns, the Eussians
now are only fifty miles from the
last north-south rail line held by
the Germans east of the old Polish
border. Sixty more towns have been
liberated by the fast-moving Bed
troops. Marshal Josef Stalin has
told the Eussians that a real second
front is not far off.
Allied Fifth and Eighth Armies
in Italy continue to advance as
German mountain defenses gradually
crumble. The Germans, after de
molishing the important port of Gae-
ta and falling back further to Eome
have erected a new “Winter Line”
with which they hope to hold Fifth
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To add $500,000 to its Endowment Fund immedi
ately and to raise $1,000,000 more by 1947 for the
175th Anniversary Fund, is tlie goal Salem Academy
and College has undertaken to reach in its Endowment
Fund Campaign.
These funds are to be used (1) to meet the academic
requirements of the leading American accrediting
agencies, thereby bringing to a higher level the gen
eral standing of the institution; (2}^ to endow the
Salem Academy and College Library with a sufficient
maintenance fund to assure its maximum usefulness-
(3) to establish and maintain certain Chairs in manor
departments of tlie College, giving to these Chairs
whenever appropriate and desirable the names of
persons who have been prominently connected with
tlie institution; (4) to establish a sound Eetirement
Tnd^r^ Administration, Fac-
Tecm-ity measure of social
Prpent campaign, to last through March 31
leadership* of
tober i tie period from Oc-
to December 3 to raise its srtpt-ifir. irml
* ec.mnltKe »' f J,;
|.«t, ' peraoaaUj’ over 200 pro,.
landers introduced and explained the campaign.
Dr. Eondthaler stressed the points that the En
dowment IS not for things able to be seen and that
each girl is asked to contribute from her own al
Mr. Weinland pointed out that Salem has the
pliysical means for one of the best women’s colleges
in the South. The Endowment Fund is to be a
means ot academic strengthening for the future. No
girl pays the full cost of her education and invested
tunds act as a scholarship for each student. The
b und IS not needed to pay off back debts as there are
Mr. Gillanders explained the mechanics of the
campus drvit^ emphasizing that students will inter-
in a thoroughly democratic man
ner. '-"ittss oftieers are to be in charee. A Facultv
team will interview the Faculty.
other leaders in the campaign are Mr. E. Arthur
Spaugh, Jr., _ Associate Chairman; Miss Nettie Allen
aiioinas, Chaii-nian of Public Eelations and Publicity
and Mr. Clark Starbuck, Treasurer. ubiicity.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Book lovers of
Salem — sit up and take notice. If
you have books of your own or
merely wish that you did, this ap
plies to you. The Salem College Li
brary sponsors each year a book
contest in hopes of exciting an in
terest of the students in books. How
would you like to receive $25, $15,
$10, or $5 for the purchase of books
around the last of May?
Freshmen and Sophomores — you
submit a list of books that you
would like to have. You may be in-
'terested in books of a special field
or just good books in general. These
lists may not exceed 30 books. Each
list must include the title, author,
date of publication, price of book,
and a brief statement as to why you
want that particular book. For the
best list a prize of $10 will be given
for the purchase of books. For the
second best list a prize of $3 will
be given for the purchase of books.
That is all you have to do!
Juniors and Seniors — you submit
your books. Pick from your per
sonal library not more than 30 books.
These books may be all in a special
field or in a general field. After
carting your books to the library
(not before May 1) you just sit back
and await the good news. The first
prize is $25 for the best collection
of books to be spent for the purchase
of books. The second prize is $15
for the purchase of books.
You may sign up any time now
for the contest. The last day for
registering is May 1, 1944 — you see
you have plenty of time! If there
are any questions that arise in your
mind about the contest ask about
them in the library. Begin think
ing now and watch for further in
formation in the library and in the
The Twentieth War Service Train-
ing Detachment of the American
Air Force in Winston-Salem decided
to have an official flag for their di
vision. Miss Jane Crow, instructor
in Home Economics at Salem, was
given the honor of making the flag,
and she presented it in a ceremony
at the Air Port Thursday afternoon.
Prom several sketches made by
the cadets, the design by Cadet Eeid
was chosen. The reversable banner,
seventy-two by fifty-four inches,
has a large blue Amefrican eagle
alighting on wide gold wings and
mounted against a red disk. At the
top is a gold band with "A A F”
and "W S T” lettered in red. The
entire flag is sateen; the different
parts are appliqued on the back
ground of light blue and white. It
is bordered in gold fringe and will
be flown from a staff as the official
flag of the WST Detachment.
repeated by request
You asked for it, so we com
plied. To be more explicit, the
Home Economics Club is again
dimming the lights in the base
ment of Clewell for the return
Next Saturday night, tool (No
vember 20). Not only is there
to be food and singing, but also
an extra-special floor show! As
before dates and stags are in
vited to turn out for an evening
of fun at the Gingham Tavern!
Miss Mary Savacool, new mem
ber of the Faculty in the Art De
partment, was married to John W.
Saunders Sunday, November 7th, in
the First Methodist Church in Bal
timore, Maryland.
Dr. Charles Vardell, with his in
formal manner of conducting per
formances, his charming personality,
along with his musical genius, was
the main attraction of Salem’s Music
Hour, Thursday afternoon.
Before Dr. Vardell played Beeth
oven’s Piano Conceito in E Flat
o. Op. 73, he gave a short talk
about why this Concerto, common
ly called the “Emperor Concerto,”
should not be so-named. In the first
place, there were only three em-
perors on the throne at the time
Beethoven wrote this concerto. To
none of the emperors did he desire
^ favor this dedication. Secondly,
eethoven himself, dedicated this
^ork to the Austrian Emperor’s son.
The Concerto sounds imperial ^per
haps that explains the “handle” to
such a magnificent piece of work.
It was altogether fitting that this
Concerto be performed on Armistice
Day because while Beethoven wrote
the last notes to this piece, the Can
nons of Napoleon’s army were roar
ing outside the walls of Vienna.
(Continued on Back Pag«)
Girls, know the teachers better!
Teachers, know the girls better!
Be sure to come to the Student-
Faculty tea sponsored by the
“Y” in the Day Students’ Cen
ter Sunday afternoon. The time
is 3:30 to .'5:30, and all members
of the faculty and student body
boarders and day-students ■—
are invited.
Five of the stars on our service
flag stand for fathers who are in
the Army.
Major V. A. Dash, father of
Jacque Dash, who left school last
week because of illness, is at Eor-
iten Arsenal in New Jersey at the
present time, in charge of the sal
vage depot. Having been in the
army since World War I, Major
Dash and his family have lived in
such places as Fort Sill, Oklahoma;
St. Petersburg, Florida, and Mil
waukee, Wisconsin, to say nothing
of the familiar Fort Bragg. Jacque,
the striking sophomore with bangs,
says she loves army life for her
gypsy feet are satisfied.
Virtie Stroup, the freshman from
Strong, who can always be found
playing a good game of hockey, has
a father in the service, too. He is
a major and is at Port Slocum, New
York. He was in New Orleans be
fore that. He has been doing gov
ernment work since the first World
Marianne Everett, the quiet soph
omore of the blond curly hair, beam
ed when asked about her father, Lt.
Col. Frank Everett. He has been
at Fort Bragg for two years and Is
head of the Quartermaster Corps
there. Since she’s lived at Fayette
ville all her life, Marianne has never
experienced the usual traveling of
an army family.
The one senior whose father is ja
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