VOL. XXIV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FEBRUARY 25, 1944. Z54I Number 1 5- Salernos War Work Recognized WHAT. WHEN, WHERE What: French Club When: Mondayf7:00 Where: Recreation Koom of . Bitting What: Basketball game—Sophomores vs. Juniors When: Monday, 7:30 Where: Gymn What: Student Activities When: Tuesday, 10:20 Where: Assembly What: Basketball game^Seniors vs. Freshmen When: Tuesday, 7:30 Where Gymn Whnt: Dr. Proctor When: Thursday, 10:20 Where: Assembly What: Basketball game—Faculty vs. Students When: Thursday, 7:30 Where Gymn Wh Thursday, V’here: Recrcation Room of Pitting Whi"-'I. E- Community Sing' V/’i n- Saturday Kecreation Room of Bitting Clapp and Frazier Entered Finals in Hour Of Charm Contest Prom left to right; Elizabeth McLendon, Sarah Lindley, Miss Jess Byrd, Doris Schaum, Miss Jane Crow, and Pe^y Page Smith. The War Activities Council prc-^ sented in chapel on Tuesday a sum mary of the war work done this year. It was in recognition of the Salei^ faculty and students who have given their services and cooperation. Miss Jess Byrd, Faculty Advisor for the Council, presided. The processional sung was “America.” The following committee chairmen made detailed reports. Adele Chase, Service flag; Sara Lindley, knitting; Miss Jano Crow, Ked Cross sewing room; Prudence Coyte, Home Nurs- ing; Betsy Thomas, Hospital Council; Mary Carrig, AVar Bond. Aileen Seville, who is not a member of the Council but an instructor in surgical dressings, reportwl on the sueceds of this new feature. The surgical dressing room was opened largely tinder he influence of Mr. Eondthaler. Miss Rebecca Averill is in charge? of First Aid, Marjorie Craig is swimming director, Katherine Fort headed the recent war loan drive, and Mr. Roy Cambell directs cam pus blackouts.« Doris Schaum, Chairman of the WAC, wa's awarded a ribbon for twenty-five hours service. She in turn presented the same award to V. V. Garth who has also given twenty-five hours service. Three girls have worked a total of forty hours. They are Peggy Page Smith, ElizaJaeth McLendon, and Sara Lindley. They also were awarded service ribbons. “■^(Contisued on page 4) Miss Jane Frazier and Miss Reb ecca Clapp represented Salem Col lege in the final round of the “Hour of Charm” contest from this dis trict held at station WSJS on Febr uary 17. Jane Frazier and Miss Jean Thompson of Danville, Virginia were co-winners of the final round. Other Snlem girls that entered the contest were Xorma Rhodes and Ella Lou Taylor. A transcript of the winner’s voices will be' sent to Cleve land to be heard there by the girls of the “Hour of Charm” choir and orchestra, who are to be the final judges. The winners will be announced in several weeks. To' the lucky girl that wins goes a weekly contract to sing on the “Hour of Charm” program wliich, comes on the air every Sunday night at 10:00 o’clock over the National Broadcasting System. News In Review Japanese Front: U. 8. Pacific fleet sunk 19 Jap anese' ships and destroyed 201 enemy planes at the Jap island of Truk. There were only 17 American planes lost and moderate damage to one ship in this attack on T'ruck. The American fleet in this attack did to Japan wha.t they did to us at **^earl Harbor.” Truk, is Japan’s main base ill the Pacific and it is 300 miles nearer to Japan than “Pearl Harbor” is to the American Main land. We also finished up our conquest of Eniwetok atoll, in the'western Marshall islands, when we captured Parry Island. Japan’s Mariana Is lands, 1,300 miles south of Tokyo, were raided by hundreds of planes of a strong Pacific fleet. Italian Front: The weather has been a decided disadvantage to our troops in Italy and a blessing to the German troops below Rome as it canceled our sup: erior air power and offered a price- Salem Girls Attend Art Forum Margaret Winstead and Ella Lou Taylor will represent Salem’s Music School at the First Annual Arts Forum to be held at the Woman’s College of University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26. They will appear in a recital of music by student composers Sat urday afternoon at 3:30. Margaret will play two of her orginal piano compositions entitled Two Preludes: (a) Misterioso, and (b) Maestoso Ella Lou will sing an original num ber, Kiss of the Fog. Members of the musical composi tion class attewHng are Margaret Winstead, Ella Lou Taylor, Katy Love, Margery Craig, Catherine and Elizabeth Swinson. Pierettes To Give First Performance of Year VVnerC M.*- 1 - CA, What: International Relations Club less opportunity to crack the be- Wh Thursday, 7:00 leaguered Fifth j Army beachhead at Cape Anlzo. U- S. armpred columns have driven two miles toward Cor- roceto. Ameri. an and British troops have successfully held back the Ger- (Continu?d On Back Page) The Pierettes will present their first performance of the year, “Ladies In Retirement” by Edward Percy and Reginald Denhim on ^farch 14 and 1.^. This play was on Broadway in the spring of 1940. It is a murder play in three Acts, being put on entirely the students. i3,G 09fCaar( Normie Tomlin plays the leading role of Ellen Creed. Her two “potty” sisters are Louisa Creed, played by Mary Formy-Duval, and Emily Creed, played by Hele* Robbins. Mary Miller has the part of Lenora Fiske, ex-actress and chorus girl. Mary Lou Stack plays the part of Lucy Gilham, the maid who contin ually flirts with Miss Creed’s nephew, Albert Feather,' (played by Dick Cobb.) Sister Theresa, a nun froin the nearl)y Priory is played by Jeanne Hodges. t The play is under the direction of Helen Robbins. Margaret Bul lock is stage manager; Elizabeth Anne "Jones is chairman of pro perties and costumes committee; Senora Lindsay is promptess; Bet Hancock is chairman of the make-up committee; and Lucile Newman is chairman of publicity. This edition of the S A L E MI T E was edited by juniors; Elizabeth Gudger and Margaret Bullock Dr. Gottschall on Brotherhood Dr. Andrew W. Gottschall, director of the Southern Region of the Na tional Conference of Christians spoke in Assembly Thursday on the observance of Brotherhood Jews Brotherhood Week was originated about eleven years ago and is author ized. by the President, governors of all the states, and mayors of all towns in the country. Dr. Gottschall pointed out that the purpose of the movement was to adjust the Ameri- people as not to have the hate movements that followed the first World War. We should have regard and respect for the various religious differences, and to do this we don’t have to give up our own religion or ask others to give up theirs. If we expect to solve our economic, social, and political problems it is necessary to have grave cooperative enterprise. There should be regard and respect for each other and sin cerity, trust, and confidence in each other. According to Dr. Gottschall the solution to our problems is, first, to imminize our hearts against hate movements, and, second, to build in to our hearts the spirit and dis position to good will in our relation ships so we can better work together. Brotherhood week is an attempt to do all this. Specific things that have been done along this line ate the Council for Democracy, the Council Against In tolerance, the fight against Nazi persecution, and the National Con ference of Christians and Jews, which Dr. Gottschall feels has done most in this field. All church school material and books in Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic churches have gone through a process of editing and re-editing to take out things that might be injurious to Other groups. Also under the leadership of the Council of Education a study of all text books in all public schools of America has been made for this sort of thing. In this way children will learn to appreciate what dif ferent groups have contributed to our common heritage. National lead ers of many denominations are al so working to build the idea among their groups, first, that their hearts are right on this matter and not to discriminate against others just because they are different, and, seconM, to bo sure to form their judgements on the basis of facts (Continued on Page Four.) Red Cross ^ergical Room To Begin 4x4 Sponges The Rtcd Cross Surgical Dressings Room on the campus will begin making 4x4 surgical sponges on Tuesday of nei^t week. These dress ings are made in much the sajne way as the now familiar 2 x 2 ’a; so jorkers should have no fears as •to the diffibulty of making them. Salm exceeded its monthly quota for the second straight month by completing the February quota of 5,000 dressings last week. An addi tional 1750 sponges have been made since the completion of the quota, making the total done to date this month, 6750. This is an excellent record and much favorable com ment has been receiveil from the uptown chapter. So far only about 110 members of the faculty and student body have participated in the making of spon ges. This is good number, but more workers can be used at all times and would be greatly apprec iated. Since only ten percent of the entire number of sponges needed can be made commercially, it is apparent that the need for volun- teeT workers is urgent. The room is ■ open five times a week, one of which times should suit everyone on the campus. Vera Dean Next Lecture Speaker The lecture committee announces that Vera Michel6s Dean will be the next speaker on the lecture series. She will speak on March 16, 1944 in Memorial Hall. Tlie chapel committee and the Junior-League are jointly sponsoring the lectiJre. Alfred Noyes, a prominent poet, was schedule dto talk on March 1, 1944, but the committee regrets to announce that Mr. Noyes is ill. It is hoped that Mr. Noyes may appear at Salem on a later date. Miss Dean’s b(»ok, ‘ ‘ Europe in cliffe College, has done research on international affairs since 1928, and is now Research Director of the Foreign Policy Association. In ad dition to editing the Association’s research publications, Mrs. Doan writes regularly in the weekly Foreign Policy Bulletin, and for the Report and Headline Book series. Miss Dean’s book, “Europe is Ifetreat”, analyzing Europe between wars, is now in its third printing. She has also written many articles and book reviews. Her material for both writing and lecturing is drawn from first-hand experience. Mrs. Dean knows about a great number of countries from personal observation. !Mrs. Dean will speak at Salem Col lege on the subject- “Post War Planning.” GRETA GAETH Baby Show Hit With Salemites The Y. W. C. A. sponsored a baby contest February, in the recreation room of Bitting. Elizabetli Willis was chairman of the committee for arrangements. Each parent wag written and asked to send a picture, and the res- fionse was excellent. More than two hundred pictures, of the faculty an^ students were sent. Everyone attending voted for four babies, whom she considered the most attractive of all. The Salem girls aiid faculty selected Alice Carmichael the prettiest; “Mother” Strong, the cutest; Greta Garth, the most likely to get her man; and Ann Sauls, the most solemn. The admittance to the contest was ton cents, and everyone could make as many votes as they wanted for one penny a vote. The Y. W- C. A. made a profit of twenty- five dollars, which will be added to the World Student Service Fund.