North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Committee Names VOICE STUDENTS
Six Candidates jciVE RECITAL
For May Queen
Jean Fulton, Virginia MeMurray,
Leila Sullivan, Sebia Midyetta.
Naney Stone, and Normie Tomlin
have,been chosen as candidates for
May Queen and Maid of Honor by
the nominating committee from
students’ suggestions. The election
will be held Monday night, Novem
ber 22, at 6:45 in the Old Chapel.
Petitions for any senior endorsed
by thirty-two students may be sub-
emitted until 9:00 a. m. Monday.
The girl receiving the highest num
ber of votes will be Queen and the
runner-up will be Maid of Honor.
Essential for the May Queen and
her court are good posture, graces
fulness, neatness, beauty, and gra
The nomination committee con
sisted of Jean Fulton, chairman;
Sue Willis, Peggy Nimocks, Peggy
Witherington, and Patty Zimmer
Dr. Francis Anscombe spoke on
“Italy, Her Builders and Her In
vaders” in assembly on Tuesday, No
vembc'T 16th.
The Iccture started with a brief
resume of IToman Iiistory: the found
ing of Rome in 763, and the fall of
Kome in 410. Dr. Anscombe pointed
out the many great Roman contri
butions to civilization, including the
building of l)ridge's, cathedrals, state
buildings, roads, and the advance
ments in law. In spite of the slav
ery and war, Italy had the best form
of government known at that time.
At one time Italy was “a mere
geographic expression.” It had
been invaded by many; the Church
had spread its power, and it can eas
ily been seen that unification was
impossible under these cireumstances.
It was by the work of such men as
Garibaldi, Cavour, Mezzini, and Na
poleon that Italy eventually became
Dr. Anscombe went on to tell the
importance of the Renaissance, and
the many great Italian contributors.
Italy was the center of art, beauty,
culture, genius, and trade at that
time. Venice was the binking cen
ter of the world.
In speaking of Mussolini, Dr. Ans
combe declared that he was immoral
■—the lack of a personal code of hon
or was one of the main reasons for
his downfall. He was over-ambi
tious in his desire to restore the
former Roman Empire.
Dr. Anscombe, in predicting the
future of Italy, said that Victor
Emanuel III, the present king of
Italy, should not be deposed, for a
bad government is still better than
none at all. Italy has had a great
past—she will tave a great future.
Monday evening at 8:30 o’clock in
Memorial Hall, the School of Music
will present an evening recital by
the Voice Department. The pro
gram will be as follows:
ITna Voce Poco Pa (Barber of Se
ville) Eossini
Jane Frazier
Su, Crudele (La Favorita) Donizetti
Juanita Miller
Gavotte (Manon) Massenet
Norma Rhodes
How’s My Boy? Homer
Catherine Johnson
My Lovely Celia Arr. Wilson
Betty Lou Ball
Passing By Purcell
Dr. C. L. Gray
Connais Tu (Mignon) Thomas
Billie Wall
Un Bel Di (Madame butterfly)
Gwendolyn Mendenhall
II Est Doux (Herodiade) ....Massenet
Ella Lou Taylor
Quando Me’n Vo Golletta ....Puccini
Jean McNew
I Will Extol Thee Costa
Becky Nifong
Miss Elizabeth Johnston will be
the accompanist.
The performers are pupils of Mr.
Bair and Mrs. Starr.
Stee Gee Votes
To Change
Social Laws
Mr. Higgins, head of the science
department, attended a meeting of
the American Chemical Society in
Charlotte this week. Dr. W. A. Gib
bons, director of the General Re
search of the United States Rubber
Company, spoke to the group on
“Synthetic Rubber.”
Dr. Laura Hall, a graduate of Sa
lem, was also present.
There will be a meeting of the
American Chemical Society in Win
ston-Salem about the last of Febru
ary or the first of April. The science
®iajors of Salem will be allowed to
The most decided successes this
week have been made by ITussia in
pushing back the Germans.
The battle on the Russian front
is in the midst of another crisis.
The Reds have captured Zhitomir,
thus cutting in two Hitler’s thousand
mile front. Now the Red Army is
making final preparations for the
Winter Campaign which authorit
ative sources believe will push the
Germans from the last inch of
Russia soil.
The Russians have been making
steady advances and have swept
up more than fifty towns and vil
lages beyond Kiev. The biggest
victories this week have been the
capture of Chepoviehi, fiiieeii
ntiles southwest of Koro(sten, a
junction of the Kiev-Warsaw and
Odessa-Leningrad railways.
The Red Army also isolated the
l)ig Getman garrison at Gomel in
■VV hite Russia, sent an , armored
spearhead to within striking distance
of the prewar Polish border, and
converged on the Northern Ukraine
rail bastion of Korosten, whose fall
is expected soon.
The Russians killed 3,000 Germans
and seized fourteen villages, in
cluding the rail station of Demekhi.
TMs cut the Gomel-Kalinkovichi
railway and highway.
General Vatutin’s northern
Ukraine army took Baranovka,
thirty-five miles from the old
Polish border.
The Russians were converging on
Korosten. They were less than fi^.
teen miles southeast of that vital
rail junction on the Leningrad-
Odessa line, and twenty-five miles
to the northeast, where they cap
tured Kaganovich-Khabnaya.
The Yanks have not been quite
so successful as the Russians. TVo
German counterattacks have driven
American outposts from a small'area
of Mount Croce north of Venafro.
Bad weather immobilized most Allied
forces, but the British Eighth Army
gained some ground north of Atessa.
They lost only one feature of the
hill and firmly held other heights
above Venafro.
Only minor patrol skirmishes were
reported along the Eighth Army,
running from the central heights
of the Appennines to the Sangro
(Continued On B«ek Page)
The Legislative board of the Stud
ent Government held its first meet
ing Thursday night, November 18,
in the Day Students’ Center. The
Legislative board meets at least
twice a year to alter old rules or
laws and to malce new ones.
Becky Cozart, on-campus vice-
president of the Student Government
Association and chairman of the
Legislative board, opened the meet
The first action taken at the meet
ing was to elect a secretary for the
Legislative board. Mary Lewis was
elected and immediately assumed of
The following petitions were pre
1. Smoking (see paragraph in
Handbook on designated smoking
rooms). The above places will be
closed from 10:30 p. m. to 7:00 a
m. except on Saturday when they
will remain open. Girls may smoke
in these designated places after
10:30 when taking light cuts. This
does not apply to the campus living
room of Alice Clewell.
Shopping—Students may visit
neighborhood drug stores without
signing out from 8:00 a. m. to 10:00
p. m. Students may go to neighbor
hood drug stores on Sunday between
the hours of 8:00 a. m. to 10:30 a.
m. and 1:00 p. m. to 10:00 p. m.
Girls who go to the drug store on
Sunday with dates must sign in and
out in the office of the dean of res
These two social regulations be
came rules by the unanimous vote of
the board.
3. A student, in order to be eli
gible for a principal office must
have an average of C for the pre
vious semester. She must maintain
at least this average or forfeit the
This third petition involves a
change in the constitution and con
soquently must be passed on by the
student body after a two-thirds ma
jority vote of the board.
Miss Ethylene Samply, Director of
Christian Education at the Cente
nary Methodist Church spoke at As
sembly on Thursday, November 18.
Miss Samply, who has had extensive
University connections with Geor
gian and Northern Universities, op
ened her talk by saying that she had
chosen the future, our future, as her
subject. He asked several questions
that are intensely pertinent to our
future roles in life. Are we, as rep
resentatives of youth, the hope of
the world! Are we intellectually
aware of our responsibilities in the
future solving of the problems of
races, hungry peoples, the tragedies
of the world? Are we physically
able to face these problems? Are
we spiritually awake and emotion
ally mature for building the new
Jesus Christ, “The Light of the
World,” is our help and sustaining
force. We may make this light
shine more brightly in our lives by
thinking of the Light as a Torch,
the strength of flame that causes
people to give themselves to a pur
pose. We must have that flame. We
may think of the Light as an acety
lene torch, a blue-white flame that
stands against the elements to cut
or weld; so we must have this flame
to cut through great bonds of prob
lems and to Weld together the right
forces to make a strong, democratic
world. Do we have the strength
of flame in our hearts to accomplish
our purpose? Are we the hope of
the world?
In the report of percentage results,
announced in Assembly Thursday,
November 18, the freshman class
was leading the student body with
91% of its members pledging to
the Endowment Fund. Other class
percentages were: Senior class, 82%;
Junior class, 67 %; Sophomore class,
83%, and Business department,
67.5%, bringing the student body
average to about 80%. Faculty re
port has not yet been announced.
The Endowment Campaign for
$500,000 authorized by the Board of
Trustees for Salem Academy and
College is now under way. Mr.
David Weinland, associate to the
President, returned today from trips
to Atlanta, Ga.; Greenville, S. C.,
and High Point, N. C., where he vis
ited this week developing the Alum
nae Campaign which will begin in
February, 1944.
The Endowment Campaign Plan,
under professional direction, is in
four phases as follows? (1) Special
Gifts for which some 250 prospccts
with larger means have been inter
viewed by 36 of the leading business
men of Winston-Salem. The goal
set for this phase is $350,000; (2)
The Campus Effort, now in active
solicitation in which the student
bodies and faculties of Salem Acad
emy and College are to subscribe;
(3) The Winston-Salem Effort to ,be
made during December, 1943 ^nd
January, 1944; (4) The Alumnae
(campaign is set for February-March
1944. , ’
The Endowment Fund payments
are to be made between December 1
1943, and November 30, 1945_ ipj^g
fund is purely endowment designed:
I. To meet the academic re
quirements of the leading American
accrediting agencies, thereby bring
ing to a higher level the general
standing of the institution.
To endow for Salem Academy
and College Library with a suffic
ient maintenance fund to assure its
maximum usefulness.
p- To establish and maintain cer
tain chairs in major departments of
tno College, giving to these chairs.
Whenever appropriate and desirable,
the names of persons who have been
prominently connceted with the in
To establish a sound Retire
ment Plan under which members of
le Administration, Faculty, and
, ™ay be assured a measure of
social security.
house presidents
elected for year
In a close election November 17
Hazel Watts ’45 was elected presi
dent of Strong Dormitory for 194.S-
44 over Virginia Maclver. Emily
Harris ’45 defeated Elizabeth Beck
with for that office in the Sisters’
House. Sub-officers of the two
houses will be announced later.
Ira Wolfert, Pulitzer Prize win
ning war correspondent in the Solo
mons for the North American News
paper Alliance, will speak here at
Memorial Hall, Tuesday night, No-
vemerb 23, at 8:00 o’clock. His sub
ject will be: How Long Will it Take
us to Defeat Japan?
Ira Wolfert is not only a famed
war correspondent. He is the author
of several books, including “Battle
for the Solomons,” “Torpedo 8,”
dealing with the Pacific war, and
a novel titled, “Tuckers People,”
concerning the notorious numbers
lottery in New York. He gathered
this material while covering the
Hines policy racket trials. His best
books are, of course, those about
war in the South .Pacific where he
distinguished himself as an eye
witness reporter of one major battle
after another.
‘I saw our navy sink sixteen
Japanese warships in two days dur
ing the great November 13-15 bat
tle off Guadalcanal, and I was ex
cited,” says Wolfert. “My friends
back home refrained from being im
pressed. They could not see what
was so importaint about sinking
sixteen Japanese ships when we had
lost six hundred merchant ships in
the Atlantic. It never occurred to
them that sinking these sixteen war
ships immobilized hundreds of con
voys for the time and that it may be
years before Japan can possibly
replace them.”
Wolfert will describe the magnif
icent performance of Uncle Sam’s
fighting airmen in these operations.
He declares that, according to the
Navy’s confirmed reports, no fewer
than eight hundred and eigthy Jap
anese planes were destroyed in
aerial combat or on the ground in
the Solomons engagement alone.
Ira Wolfert cites the Battle of
Guadalcanal as being indirectly re
sponsible for the later triumph now
recorded in history as the Battle of
the Bismark Sea. This battle was
fought more than eight-hundred
miles from Guadalcanal and was not
participated in by Guadalcanal
forces. Yet that great victory by
United States forces, according to
Wolfert, was founded on the suc
cess at Guadalcanal. He explains
this paradox—apparent at first sigth
by asserting that because Tojo’s
warships were destroyed in the
Solomons the Japanese were unable
to send urgently needed reinforce
ments and supplies to the Bismark
Sea engagement.
The 33 year old author of “Battle
of the Solomons” who began his
newspaper career at 15 will tell his
audience why he believes that the
war in the South Pacific has been,
and must remain pre-eminently a
sea and not an air campaign. Fight
ing aircraft, he contends, is a vital
auxiliary force, but when Japan
finally capitulates to combined allied
assault, first laurels will go to the
United States and British Navies.
The first re-opening of the Ging
ham Tavern, prodigy of the Home
Economics Club, will be held in the
basement smokehouse of CleweU
from eight o’clock until ten-thirty
Saturday night.
The floor show, under the direction
of Mary Alice Neilson, will begin at
nine. Snookie Willis and Sarah Mer
ritt are “overseers” for this re
Academy and college girl and
dates are invited.

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