WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FEBRUARY 11, 1944.
Number 1 3.
Salem Nears Bond Drive Goal
To Buy Field Ambulance
Salem has set a goal for $1,780
dollar's in Stamps and Bonds m the
nation-wide Fourth War Loan Dirve.
This amount will be used to buy an
equipped Field Ambulance for the
United States Army. From February
8th through the- 15th, Stamps and
Bonds will be sold on the campus.
A presentation Plague, which is
four and a half by eight inches with
raised letters and boarder, will be
placed in the Field Ambulance. The
wording on the Plague will include
the name of the equipment and the
name of the college or organization
To reach every student, Stamps
and Bonds are being sold in the
dining halll, in the Book Store, and
in the dormitories by canvassing.
Bonds are counted at issue price,
not maturity value.
The nation-wide goal in the Fourth
War Loan Drive is the sale of four
teen million dollars worth of War
Bonds. This sale is to be backed by
the slogan, “Let’s ALL Back the
Catherine Fort, throug^tythe war
'Activities Council, is in charge of
the campus drive.
Six New Girls
Those shining faces seen around
Saleni’s campus this semester have
been identified as belonging to the
new' students. Let’s meet the new
There’s Mary Lou Lanyjliorne,
who turns out not to be a new
Salctnite at all, since she was here
last year! Last semester she attend
ed ;the Norfolk division of William
and Mary in her own hometown.
Joanne Swasey is another Vir
ginian. Her home is in Alevandria,
whore sht' has just graduated from
Then here are two native Win-
stonians, who have come home to
go to school. They are Kuth Shore,
who went to Duke, and Nancy Web
ber, from W. C.
Another new student is Bessie
Si>encer, of New Kiver, X. C., whose
father is a colonel in the Marine
Evelyn Bird Shield from Ridge
wood, N. J. is transferring here
from Cornell University next week.
The International Eelations Club
met in the living room of Louisa
Bitting Tuesday night with Mr. Gil
landers speaking on Australia. Mr.
Gillanders began by telling some
interesting facts about Australia.
Australia is the oldest continent. It
has a varied climate some parts be
ing extremely hot. Australia is a
land of many “willy willy.” The
British who have come to Australia
to settle have developed more sla^g
e-xpressions than any people in the
The natives of Australia are the
most primitive people that exist in
the world today. Since the origin
of their race is unknown, they have
been given the name Austrolloyds.
These natives are kept on reserva
tions and cared for by the British.
Until the British arrived they were
free to live in the bush. Now they
feel more or less imprisoned. FVee-
dom to them is the right to be able
to wander anywhere they desire.
Their idea of heaven is “the great
walk-about.” Missionaries haive
gone to Australia to convert these
peojde to Christianity. Austrolloyds
are very little help to the white
settlers because they have not learn-
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FOE A LOVELY EVENING .
On Saturday night, February
12, at 8:00 p. m., in the recreation
room of Strong Dormitory, the
Juniors are sponsoring a Benefit
Bridge. The admission is 25c per
If you can get together your
own foursome before going it
probably will be more fun. Re
freshments will be served, of
course, and a floating prize. It
sounds like fun, so let’s see every
one be there!
Honor Day Founded;
Dwire Makes Address
Another tradition was established
at Salem College in assembly on
Thursday, February 10. All stud
ents who achieved high academic
standards in first semester work
were recognized by the faculty on
“Honor Day.” Miss Ivy Hixson,
acadeipie dean, read the dean’s list
and a list of all girls who made a
B average on last semester’s work.
Dr. Henry Dwire, vice-president
of Duke University, addressed the
student body on this first “Honor
Day.” Dr. Dwire said that Amer
ica is confronted with immense
■problems of the present and future
and that the solution lies in better
education and greater scholarship
of its citizens.
Preceding Dr. Dwire’s talk, Mrs.
Betty Bketz Marshall was present
ed with her diploma by Dr. Eond-
thaler. Mrs. Marshall graduated
with the bachelor of arts degree.
All girls who made a B plus or
higher average during last semester
were recognized as making the dean’s
In recognition of all girls who
made a B average in the last se
mester, the names of these girls
Civic Music Malces
Cliange in Peerce Concert
The Civic Music Association has
announced the change in the date of
the Jan Peerce concert which was
scheduled for Thursday, February 10.
This concert will be given Wednes
day, May 3rd.
“Y” Assigns Second
The Salem T. W. C. A. cabinet
met recently to re-organize and to
get work underway for the second
The new group assignments are as
follows: Betsy Meiklejohn’s group,
room arrangement; Elizabeth Willis’
and Frances Crowell’s groups, a spe
cial W. S. S. F. project; Betty
Moore’s group, student-faculty rela
tions; Catherine Bunn’s group, bulle
tin board; Edith Longest’s group,
“Y” choir; a poster group has been
formed under the direction of Betty
Moore. Members are Mary Heefner,
Jean Norwood, Pat Crommelin, Ai-
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The Salem surgical dressings room
has proved a great success much to
the delight of everyone on the cam
pus. With a January quota of 2500
dressings, Salemitos went over this
and made .3175. •
Work began on the February
quota ■ of 5000 on the first of the
month. 1150 dressings were made
that one day. On the 2nd, .'575 were
made; and on the 3rd, 1025 were
made. The large number on the
1st and 3rd can be attributed to
the fact that on those days the room
was open both in the afternoon and
night. The Academy worked on the
4th and 5th and made a total of
The complete total of dressings
made this week is not available
as Salemite goes to press. However,
725 were made on Tuesday of this
week. This leaves a total of 1475
to be made before' the end of the
mouth. It is apparent that Salem
will again go over its monthly quota
Versatile Mfli-Mai S?;e
Enlightens and Captivates
It seemed impossible that the little
one with the weak, cool handshake
could be a painter, writer, and lec
turer all in one. Miss Mai-JIai S/.o
who Icctured here on Friday, Febru
ary is all of these and more.
Sl'e is small and neat from the
top of her jet black bangs to the
tip ot her toes. In a black tailored
suit with a red and ^vJiitc strip0d
blouse, black shoes, and tiny, tri-
■ingular, silver ear clips. 'She looked
exactly as a Chinese bred in the
'•ourts of Europe should look. As the
laughter of China’s Minister to
("he Court of St. James, she was
taken from China at the age of
five and transported to London.
I-ater she studied ,in France an&
America receiving her degree from
Miss Sze’s career as a lecturer be
gan when she saw her native coun
try being over run by the Japanese,
^^hina needed help. America is
^ country where people like to
do alot of talking that is the way
they find out things,”^ she explain
ed. Her way of helping China is
by telling the American people .about
f'he situation. China today ig going
through a period of transition; and
hese people who have seen war
nt first hand ore fighting for a
•‘new China” free of tyranny and
hate. “If ^ situation hard to
grasp over here where you have
plenty,” she said. Imagine forty
bombed tow'ns to seek safety in
caves. Imagine women working as
men with the same wages and con
siderations. Imagine the suffering
of a peo]>le wlio have been at war
for sev'en years.
When, asked about her ai\t Miss
Sze’s black eyes lost their ilull
dreamy look and for once her tiny
sqi^ire hands were relaved. She
smiled slightly and in a low’ voice
which betrayed her years in England,
France, and Chiha, said, “Ever
since I 'vas a small child, I have
wanted to be an artist.” she studied
under her first Chinese teacher in
France. Having had both the Orien
tal and Occidental views of art .«he
has chosen to combine the two. In
Chinese art the placing of objects
and unfilled space are the important
things. Keeping these she has add-
(■d the depth and color of the Wes
tern World. Her only connection
with commercial art has been
through the use of her paintings for
advertising purposes. Her picture
“Mother and Child” was done for
a China Relief show. Miss Sze said,
“I could never be a real commercial
artist—I hate lettering too much!”
Not content with lecturing and
painting ^.liss Sze also writes. Most
of her writing has been confined to
articles in magazines and papers.
At the present she has a weekly
column in the N. Y. Post. Because
Miss Sze had to beat a dead line
for the Post—and because we had
to beat the 12:10 bell to Camp we
left ^liss Sze reluctantly but with
a feeling of happy pride at having
met such a person even if it was
for so short a time.
FOR A LOVELY AFTERNOON
The I. K. S. Council will en
tertain the Fershmen, new stud
ents, and faculty of Salem Col
lege and the Senior Class of Sa
lem Academy at a tea on Monday
afternoon, Feb. 14, from 4:00
until 5:30 in the living room of
Louisa Wilson Bitting Building.
V. V. Garth, president, is in
charge of arrangements.
Dr. Lachmann Tells of
University of Berlin
“It is a pleasure for me to speak
to the student of my new alma mater
about my old alma mater, the Uni
versity of Berlin.” So began Dr.
Vera Lachmann’s speech in assembly,
Tuesday, February 8th.
The foundation of the University
of Berlin, with its gray stone neo-
classicx buildings, was one of the
great facts in German history, said
Dr. Lachman. When Napoleon was
victorious and went to Germany
in 1806, the University of Ber
lin was founded by his op-
posers. It was by the work of
the great hurnanists and geogra-
phists, William and Alevander von
Humboldt, and other famous re
searchers, that the University was
founded. The original staff was made
up of philosophers, and then scien
tists such as the well-known Dr.
Einstein, many of whom would not
be tolerated in the German politi
cal order of to-day.
The air of the institution was that
of seclusion, and the aim was to
promote human knowledge, Re
search was regarded first, and then
Tn comparing the dilferences of
tlu' University of Berlin with n
typical Americ.T;n university. Dr.
Laclimann stated that the classes
were of two tyjies: the Lecture
and the Seminaries. A student wa.s
given much freedom in electing
his schedule. There wore no semester
exams, but instead, state and
doctor’s examinations. Anotlier dif-,
ference was that all professional
training was taken out of the Uni
versity and put into special training
schools. Also it is interesting to
not that there are no colleges in
Germany reserved for women. All
tlie universities are co-educational.
The students, instead of living in
dormitories, live in small liouses
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Home Ec Club Hears
Women representing various
professions si>oke to nn'nibers of tlie
Homo Economec’s Club nt their
meeting Tuesday night, February
8 about some of the various positions
open to Home Economics trained
girls. The meeting was held in the
r^fty Students Center, and the visit-
'ug speakers w'cre introduced bv
^rs. Elizabeth 0. Meinung.
Representatives of various pro
fessions who spoke to members of
tbe club were Mrs. Elizabeth IVittle,
O' graduate of Salem, now’ Home
Demonstration agent in Forsyth
Gounty, who told about her field of
Work; iriss Annie Lee Knox, of
faculty of Gray High School
who discussed the teaching of Home
Economics; Mrs. J. B. Hamer, speak
ing about School Lunch work; Miss
Mattie Mae Reavis, graduate of
Salem, and now member of the
Dietetic Staff at Baptist Hospital,
speaking about openings for stu
dents in the field of dietetics; Mrs.
■John C. Re'ece, honiemaking as a
profession; Miss Minnie Louise
Westmoreland, graduate of Salem,
now connected with the Morris-
Early Co. in Winston-Salem, repre
senting interior decorating; and
Miss Addio Malone, who is with
Duke Pow’er Company representing
another commercial vocation.
Mrs. Marks New Art
instructor At Salem
“Your climate is wonderful. I
stepped off the train into spring
sunshine.” This is the first impres
sion of Salem on Mrs. Grace Marks,
Salem’s new instructor in art.
Mrs. Marks has majored in art
ever since prep school at Friends
Select School in Philadelphia. She
received her B. F. A. and her M.
A. degrees from the University of
Pennsylvania, and has done graduate
work in art at Columbia University,
the School of Industrial Art in
Philadelphia, and Syracuse Uni
versity. With her excellent train
ing in the fields of free hand draw
ing, mechanical drawing, and es
pecially the fine arts, Mrs. Marks
acquired ' a good teaching record
in several outstanding Pennsylvania
schools. Here, at Salem, she will
teach the history of art, modern
art, and studio art.
Mrs. Marks, a tall brunette, made
a charming subject for an inter
view. She was at once enthasiatie
about her husband and his work. He
is an officer in Anti-Aircraft,
stationed at Camp Pickett, Va. Her
trip to Salem is not Mrs. Marks’s
first visit to the South. While re
calling her trips South, she stumbl
ed upon the discovery that it was
during World War I that she had
last been ‘down here.’ Then she
W’as with her father, a major in
tiie Medical Corps, stationed in
Tennesee. She did not' say so, but
I believe she was too young to re
member much about that experience.
“Salem is an archietectural gem,”
said Mrs. Marks of our college.
Salem is the new instructor’s first
experience in a girl’s school. Amaz
ing to us is her statement that this
may be a welcome change.
Mrs. Marks’s hobbies arc books
and water-color painting. She col
lects books and is especially in
terested in those concerning modern
art. Her chief interest in art is
in water-colors;. and her work in
his field is particularly noteworthy.
In conclusion Jlrs. ilarks said:
“I hope to pass my hobby of
water-colors on to Salem students
before the year is over.”
Remainder of Calendar
Year is Announced
On behalf of the calendar com
mittee Miss Ivy Hixson announced
at chapel assembly on Feb. 3 the
calendar for the remainder of this
semestoT and next year.
April 5—Spring holidays begin.
April 13—Classes resume.
May 17—Reading Day.
May 18—Exams begin.
May 28—Baccalaureate sermon".
September 8—Friday, Registration
of all local freshmetn and busint'ss
September 11—Monday, Freshmen
report for Orientation Program.
September 14—Thursday, 2:00-5:00
p. m., registration of Sophs., Jrs. and
September 15—Friday, 11 a. m.,
Formal Opening; 12 noon, classes be
gin and are on 30 min. schedule for
remainder of the day.
October C—Friday, Founder’s Day
—classes suspended at one o’clock.
N ovember 29—Wednesday, 5 p. m..
Thanksgiving recess begins.
December 1—I^iday, 8:30 a. m.,
December 14—Thursday, 4 p. m.,
Christmas vacation begins.
January 5—Friday, 8:30 a. m.,
January 19—Friday, Heading Day.
January 20—Saturday through
January 27, Saturday, first semester
January 29—Monday, registration
2:00-5:00 p. m.
January 30—Tuesday, second se
March 28—Wednesday, spring re
cess begins at 5 p. m.
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