North Carolina Newspapers

Number 16
“Carmen” to be Presented NewS In Review
by Civic Music Association
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EscamiUo has fallen for the of Carmen
Bizet’s o^a C^en,wMch^te^ fof scene are'Alice Howland,
and Loyd Warthingt EBcamUlo, the handsome bull lighter
The Philadelphia Opera Company,
the only company of it’s size tonr-
the only company of it’s size tonr-
Caxmen at 8:30 P. M. Wednesday
evening in the Eiehard J. Beynolds
The company is under the direc
tion of Sylvan Levin has been
Leopold Stokowski’s assistant for ten
years but -who alpo does conducting
assignments on his own. This is the
fifth season for the company, and
it is dated for more than one hundr
ed pertormances this year through
out the United States and Canada.
Carmen, by George Bizet, was
originally presented by the company
in French, but th«!ir perform^ce
Wednesday evening will be given
in English. Translation of the opera
is credited to Ezra Hac in, e
company’s associate conduc or.
The Philadelphia Opera Compaq
is composed entirely of young AmCT-
icans who are all under thirty
years of age. But their youth in
L way affects their maturity in
artistic accomplishment. The op«a
company’s performance of
Hedermans, which they pr^entea
here last with such warm
th, enthusiastic applause from the
audience that they were booked for
a return' engagement this year.
The opera company set for them
selves the following four point
program grand: opera in understand-
>able contempory English; convinc
ing singing; a company composed of
All-American artists; and produc
tion to be mounted in tasteful, mod
ern style. , '
The princip^^ s roster lists
Helena Bliss, Jayne Cozzens, Camille
Fiftehelle, Brenda Miller and Marie
Montain, sopranoes; Jean Handzlick,
contralto; Betty Baker and Alice
Howland, mezzo-sopranos; TTiomas
ESwards, Joseph Laderaute, Gilbert
■Rnsaell and Hobert Stuart, tenors;
John DeSurra, Ludlow White and
Floyd Worthington, baritones; Mic
hael French, Seymore Eezner and
Jlobert Tower, basses.
Each opera is prepared with two
complete casts. The east that will
give the performance Wednesday
■will be headed by: Alice Howland
Carmen, Joseph Laderoute—Don
(Contlsiicd on page 4)
On the Home Front;
The Senate ?nd House of Repre
sentatives over-rode the Presidents
veto to pass the new tax bill calling
for $2,300,000,000. The conflict be
tween Roosevelt and Congress which
basketball cour^;. She also loves
was brought out in the open when
Roosevelt sent a message of veto
for the new tax bill. The President
has asked for at least ten billion
dollars in taxes in order to prevent
Among articles hit by the new
tax bill which will go into effect
soon are postage stamps and mov
On the Italian Front:
Heavy artillery duels took place
on the Anzio beachhead front this
week and tank led German troops
made local / thrusts at the Allied
lines in several sectors,
Reynolds Packard, United Press
correspondent in the beachhead, re
ported that at one time he counted
at least 23 plumes of smoke re
sulting from Allied and German
artillery fire. British treops, on
the offensive, stormed and captur
ed two Nazi strong points south
west of the German-held village of
Carroceto after two days of sharp
On the Russian Front:
The Red army hammered up to
25 miles forward today to within
six miles of Cskov, great railroad
station of the Baltic region which
the Germans are struggling to main
tain at gigantic cost against the
Russian Advance.
Soviet Marshal Joseph Stalin, in
a message to President Roosevelt,
predicted that the time was near
when the Allies would defeat Hit
lerite Germany.
May Day Tryouts
To Be Next Week
Book Contest
Ends on May 1
The May Day Committee met^
last week to begin plans for tb«
May Day program.
The heads of her committees aie
as follows: Mary Ellen Carri|f,
finance; Lucille Newman and Mary
Charles Watson, publication; Char-
Entr^s for the Book Contest j lotte Richards, costumes; Sarah
sponsored by the Salem College Lindley, program; Virginia Me-
Library must be signed before Murry, flowers and dres^es;^ Betty
May 1, 1944.
Juniors and Seniors enter their
own personal libraries to be judged.
For the best general collection a
prize of $25 is awarded. To the
owner of the second best collec
tion goes $15.
Freshmen and Sophomores must
make out a list of books that they
would like to own. The reason for
the choice of each book must ac
company the list. A prize of $10
is awarded for the best list, and
a prize of $5 for the second best
For the complete details of the
contest ask in the library. Remem
ber—sign up now. May 1 isn’t very
far away.
Dr. Proctor Speaks
At Assembly Thursday
Moore, dances; V. V. Garth, l«ro-
perties; and Frances Crowell, “We
Blew Inn.’’ The theme of May Day
has not yet been released.
The try-outs for characters will
be next week. Betty Moore says
that after the characters have been
east there will be try-outs for the
There has been a replacement in
the May Day Court with Rachel
Merritt taking Mary Gordon
Walter’s place.
“Prelude to War”, a movie
sponsored by the International Be-
lationa Club, was shown Thursday
St in the Day Students Center.
This was the first in a aeries o
seven pictures produced by the
War Department for the United
States Army to show the causes
and events that lead up to our
entry into the war. These pictures
have not been released to the pu -
lie yet and Salem should be quite
honored to be among ^
see them. They we authentic films,
some are of exact battle scenes,
some are captured fil®8 from the
German, etc. , j nr
Dr. Anscombe introduced Mr.
West who explaine*d the film to
us. He explained that toe first
series that was shown Thursday
told of the events twenty years
before the war, the rise of Hitler,
Mussalini, and the war lords of
Japan. This introduction takes you
up to the year
then went on to explain the other
six films that will be shown on con-
seutive Thursdays. The second in
the series will show the beginning
of Hitler’s conquests. The second
and third films are principally from
captured or German propaganda
that they send to other countries.
The third in the series is “Divide
and conqueror,” wMch tells of the
fall of Belgium, Holland, Norway,
battile of Dunkirk. The fourth will
be the “Battle of Britain,” prin
cipally of their air power. The
“Battle of Russia” is the fifth.
Mr West said this was the best
of the fi''® “the most wonder
ful thing ever put out.” The sixth
tells of the “Battle of hina” and
the seventh is “America Goes to
These pictures are supposed to
ghow us why we are fighting. In the
introduction of the picture Henry
Wallace said, “This is a fight be
tween two worlds—the free world
and the slave world.” The picture
went on to show why this was true.
(Cont. to page four)
March Is To Be
Red Cross Month
The month of March has been
month, and during this month funds
will be collected for the Red Cross.
Expenditures of the American Red
Cross for the yefir March 1, 1943—
Februarly 29, 1944 were $97,670,000.
An additional $45,000,000 was spent
by Chapters for the conduct of
activities in their local communi
ties in addition to the expenditures
of the National Organization. A
70% increase in donations is asked
for the coming year in view of the
increased activity abroad.
Services rendered by the Amer
ican Red Cross include: Services
to the Armed Forces—such as hos
pital and convalescent service, home
service for the ablebodied and
hospitalized men and their families,
blood plasma for the Army and
Navy, emergency supplies for the
armed forces and Chapter produced
supplies such as surgical dressings,
assistance to the disabled men and
their families of this and past wars,
and assistance to U. S. prisoners of
war. For the men overseas, in ad
dition to the above services, special
welfare and recreational activities
are provided. (2) Disaster Relief and
Civilian W^r Aid. (3) Foreign War
Relief—for civilian war sufferers
in foreign countries and sick and
wounded United Nations prisoners
of war. (4) Health, Education and
Safety Services—includes Nursing
Service, First Aid, Water Safety
and Accident Prevention, Junior
Red Cross, Volunteer Special Ser
vice such as Production, Canteen
Corps, Motor Corps, etc.
The College drive for the 1944
War Fund will, get under wiay next
week under the supervision of tlje
War Activities Council. Miss Eva
belle Covington will be head of the
drive, and Anne Hobson will be
head of the student drive.
Dr. A. M. Proctor, professor of
eduoation a.t Duke University
spoke Thursday in assembly. He
came to Salem as a representative
of the North Carolina Inter-^aeial
Commission, and spoke on the topic.
Our Attitudes Toward Others
Dr. Proctor raised the question
‘What should we do about race
problems?” He stated that there
was a tendency being made towards
world democracy rather than na
tional democracy, and that the most
serious problem of democracy was
racial relationships.
He discussed the health, social,
economical, and political attitudes
of the negroes. He concluded by
quoting a poem by James Weldon
IR S To Sponsor
Community Sing
Don't you always enjoy the com
munity sings in assembly, and feel
that they end too soon? The I. E.
S. feels this way, and thinks that
perhaps you do too; so the organ
ization is sponsoring a community
sing this Saturday for you. It will
be held in the recreation room of
Bitting at 8:30. Here is your chance
to sing all of the songs that you
like. The affair will bo strictly in-
formal-in dress, song, and general
atmosphere. It is hoped that many
girls will come, and all who ?an,
will bring their diates—for dancing
or for singing. The I. B. 8. com
munity sing sounds like free fun
for all; so do come down to
“Bitty’* Bottom,” Saturday night
at 8:30.
French Club Met
On Monday Night
“La Musique Francaise” was the
Jheme of the meeting of the French
Club on Monday night in the recrea
tion room of Bitting. The club
opened the meetng by singing “La
Marseillaise.’ ’
Edith Vance traced the progress
of French music, beginning with the
ballads and ending wth the works
of Debussy.
Dr. Vera Lachmanp sang on old
French ballad, and “Ave” Caelorum
Domina” and “Ave Verum by Jus-
quin Dupres were played to il
lustrate the early forms of French
music. The seventeenth century was
represented by Jean Baptiste Lully
from whose “Amadis de Goule’’ a
selection was played. The records,
“Intermezzo” and “Les Foreadors”
from‘‘Carmen,” were illustrative of
the nineteenth century. .
Terrell Weaver ended the pro-
gh»m by playing “Arabesque” by
Debussy; and refreshments were
Sarah Hege, the president of the
club, presided.
exceed our quota
It was announced this week that
the total of 2 X 2 surgical sponges
made by the Campus Surgical Dres
sings Room for the months of
.Iianuary and February was 9,950.
The combined quota total for these
two months was 7,500. This quota
was exceeded by 2,450.
The quota for the month of March
is 7500. 4 x 4 surgical sponges
are now being made in the Surgical
Dressings Room. These wore start
ed on February 29th, which is count
ed in the March quota. 550 were
made on Tuesday, 350 on Wednes
day, and 375 on Thursday. ThiB
gives a total of 1475, leaving 6225
to e complet^ this month.
This edition of the
was edited by ,i«nior:
Lucile Newman
What; Sophomore-Senior Basketball
When: Monday, 7:30
Where: gym
What: Freshman Dramatic Club
When: Tuesday, 10:20
Where: Assembly
What: Freshman-Junior Basketball
When: Tuesday, 7:30 '
Where: gym
What: “Carmen’’ — Philladelphia
Opera Company
When: Wednesday, 8:30
Where: Reynold’s Auditorium
What: “Why We Fight”—films
When: Thursday, 6:45
Where: Day Students Center
What: Dr. Wenhold
When: Thurstday, 10:20
Where. Assembly

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