North Carolina Newspapers

>^qNSTON-^ALEM, N. C, MARCH 10, 1944.
Number 17.
Nell Denning Elected President oi
Student Government For 1944-45
Nell Denning was chosen president
of the Salem College StuOent
Government Association for 1944-45
in the election held Wednesday,
March 8. Others on the ballot were
Mary Ellen Byrd and Hazel Watts.
Nell, who is from Albemarle, N.
C., is president of the junior class
this yeai;. She is a inember of the
Salemite staff and has been active
in sports during her three years
at Salem, setving as assistant
swimming manager Itist year.
A total of 174 members of the
student body participated in the
election, 54 2/5%. This included
78 of the seniors, 76 7/10%
of the juniors, 68 9/10% of the soph-
omeors, and 30 9/10% of the
freshmen and business students.
Music Compositions
GiveG Recognitioii
"Bxit'of the Nazi,” a composition
by Charles G. Vardell was present
ed Sunday iat 1:30 over WAAT.
W. O. Thor Johnson conducted the
K. S. C. U. T. E. band in this first
performance of the march.
Thor Johnson, formerly a resi
dent of Winston-Salem is now sta-
■ tioned at Port Monmouth, Bed
; Bank, New .Jersey. While attending
I high school here hcf was a stu
dent of violin under Hazel Horton
Read. He is now known nationally
for his outstanding work with army
bands and orchestras. On January
26 he requested Deah Vardell to
write a march, which was complet
ed February 18 and mailed to New
J(?rsey the same day.
Of interest to Salem student body
is the news that a Symphony by
Margaret Vardell will lie given by
the Eochester orchestra the week
of April 20. Margaret is a graduate
student at Eastman and thcf com
position is the thesis for her M.
A. degree. The Symphony is com
posed of one continuous movement
with three devisions.
News In Review
On the Home Front:
Edward Stettinus, Jr. Acting Sec
retary of State has announced that
the United States Government has
not recognized the new Argentine re
gime and would not until she took
steps leading toward homespheric
soliidarity. This would mean intern
ment of all Axis diplomats and
other agents, termination of trade
■with those countries and expulsion
of spies.
When the English ambassador
was questioned, he said no state
ment had been ' sent him from
London but |in the past the two
nations had been in agreement. It
is believed that they will continue.
In the South Pacific.
The U S. Marines have landed
near Talasea in New Britain about
160 miles south, of Babaul.
The II. S. First Cavalry now
bas control of Los Negros Island
in the Admiralty group. The air
field captured is already in use by
observation planes and is waiting
■ for the arrival of bombers and fight
On the Italian Front:
Military observers haye suggested
that a new medal be cast. This is
to be for those U. S.. infantrymen
who crossed the Bapido Biver and
held out for seventeen days in
Cassino with no replacements. These
men advanced through the town
house by house and room by room'.
It was said by an Englishman that
the fighting here was worse than at
On the Russian Front:
After a successful three-month
offensive, Moscow summarizes her
Begainoid rich grain lands, coal,
iron, nickel, and manganese.
Killed, wounded, and captured
hundreds of thousands of Germans
■with vast amount of booty.
Cai>tilred a dozen major cities—
including Leningrad whose railroad
lias already been repaired and the
first supplies sent over it.
Freed the Dnieper.
Now the Reds are on the borders
of Eston’a, I-Ktvia, and Poland. '
Freshmen PresentPlay
In Assembly Tuesday
The Freshman Dramatic Club
presented a play, “A Maid Goes
Forth to War,” by.Stokes McCune,
at Assembly Tuesday morning.
The dramatic personnel of the
play laid in Domremy, FVance, in
1428, w'as as follows:
Menyette, Bernice Bunn; Marie,
Coit Bedfern; Isabelle d’Arc, Jane
Mulhollem; Jeanne d’Arc, Leight
The lighting was handled by
Frances Law and Margaret Hucka-
bee; scenery by Edith Hunt Vance,
Jean Norwood, Terrell Weaver, and
Helen Duffy; costumes by Sheffield
Lyles; make-up by Ellen Brannock
and Bettye Bell.
The announcer flnd prompter was
Martha Boatwright and the director
Mrs. Robert McCuiston.
On Jfav 11 the freshman club
win present three one-act plays for
the student body, and on March
28 they will present “One of Those
pays,” a comedy, to the Sorosis
Book Club.
Members of
Civic Music
Attend Opera
The Philadelphia Opera Company
under the auspices of the Civic
Music Association presented Bizets
CABMEN Wednesday evening at
Bevjiold’s Auditorium.
This work does not display just
one metier of expression but rath
er portrays a many-sided picture
of the lyric theatre materials. Folk
expression, sophisticated art-forms,
comedy, tragedy, stark realism,
eolor and fantasy i^re all to be found
in this one opera.
It is not often tljat tragedy which
is satisfying and stimulating can
successfully be presented to an aud
ience that expects entertainment,
but CABMEN achieves the ^fficult
goal. The opera was first presented
on the Opera Comique Stage by a
director vrho protested that never
before had an opera with a tragic
ending been presented in that
theatre. The success of its cfluntless
performances before all kinds of
audiences certifies its apparently
never-ending appeal.
The performance Wednesday night
was very interesting, and enjoyable.
The opera is not an easy one to
produce — complicated ensembles,
and mass scenes must be handled.
And above all, the performers must
authentically portray the realistic
actions of the characters of the
opera. The portrayal of CABMEN
calls for the combined efforts of
the skilled singer, the lithe grace
of the idancer, and the insight of an
exiMfrienced actress. These were
mastered by Alice Howland whose
portrayal was steadfastly superior
throughout the evening.
The direction of the opera was
outstanding, and the orchestra
contributed much to the enjo3Tnent
of the performance. The singing was
truly good; especially that of Brenda
Miller as Micaela. The first portions
of the opera were lacking a little
spontaneity and dramatic force, but
tiie characterization of Carmen and
Don Jose relieved some of the
tenson. An excellent finale was at-
tanel in the last two acts through
the marvelous performances of Miss
Howland and Mr. Laderoute. At
these times we were conscious 'of
the Spanish atmosphere because we
were aware of Tvliat was being said,
thought of, and done through the
medium of an understandable Eng-
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Surgical Sponge Room
Needs More Workers
At the beginning of this week
there remained 5875 of the month’s
quota of 7500 4 x 4 sponges to
be made. 275 were made on Tuesday;
200 on Wednesday; and 575 on
Thursday. This gives a tftal of
1050 dressings made for the week
and leaves 4825 to be completed
during tlie month.
The number made this week is the
sihallest number for any week since
the room was 6pened in January, in
dicating that the number of work
ers was less than usual. As the
quotas have been exceeded in past
months, it should be easy to meet
the Marcii quota if not to exceed
it, since this quota is larger than
usual. However, this cannot be done
without workers.
Everyone is urged to spend at
least a half hour a, week in the
Surgical Dressings B*oom. The arm
ed forces use between 1,000,000 and
4,000,000 dressings daily, and this
need must be met.
Staff Chooses Mary Ellen Byrd
For “Salemite” Editor-In-Chief
Sophomores Take
Tests March 15
The Sophomore Comprehensiv'e ' i
Tests will be given March 15 in the
Old Chapel from nine A. M. to,
six P. M. These tests are similar
to the Graduate Bccord Examina
tions which ■will be taken by the
seniors in April.
The Sophomore Test will include |
que.stions on current social problems,
history, social studies, literature,
science, fine arts, mathematics, con-
emporary amusements, and English |
grammar. There will also be pic- |
tures to be identified and a tesrt in I ^ .
the speed of reading.
Few sample questions are: Who ^
was Natty Bumpo? What xs meant ! ^
by cloister? What is the mam theme L., .
• WIT- ' c > I afternoon, Mary Ellen Byrd
■" Movga,..,.-.,. .'Sf
m-chief for the year 1944-’45. She
defeated Adele Chase of Scarsdale,
What form of literature was the
most important in the eighteenth
century? What is the sum of the
fractions 3/x plus 2/4? What are
the arfgles in an isosceles triangle?
N. Y., who was also running for the
r. i . I Mary Ellen served as Copy Editor
What was the subiect of Anabasis' „ , ^ i j i
V. *,.„lof the Salemite this year and also
of Xenophon? Who discovered the
universal law of gravitation? What
is moraine?
Scotchman Talks On
Women In Industry
Private George McFarland of the
Winston-Salem Flying Safety Divis
ion spoke in Thursday assembly
on “Women In Industry”.
Until 1927, Private McFarland
lived in Glascow, Scotland, and his
homo since then has been on Staten
Island. This was not his first visit
to Salem College. Several weejis ago
he read and interpreted several of
Burji’s poems to a group in the Col
lege library.
-Private McFarland has studied the
question of labor and management,
or “battleneek in industry.” He says
that industry rost.^ on the real task
never change unless we change, and
that industry resta on the real task
of home-building. The secret of a
sound home, and likewise of in
dustry, is the acceptance of God’s
presence and guidance; He believes,
however, that there are real
“pioneers” among this generation
who "will see the challenge and accept
the responsibility.
as Photographic Editor Sights
and Insights and House President
of Clewell. In the past she has
been on the Salemite staff (’42-’43)
and acted as Freshman Editor of
the annual (’41-’42).
Her interest in club activities and
sports, in addition to the work with
the pai>er and annual, give Mary
Ellen a broad l)ackground for work
as editor-in-chief of the paper.
Student Reporters
Plan Activities
What; Dr. Vardell
When: 10:20 Tuesday
Whore: Assembly
What: Home Economics Club
When: 7:30 Tuesday
Where: Practice Housfe
What: Sophomore Tests
When: 9:00 Wednesday
Where; Old Chapel
What: Election Sights and Insights
When: Wednesday
WTiat; Teacher’s College Glee Club
When: 10:20 Thursday
Where: Assembly
What: Vera Dean, Lecturer
When: 8:00 Thursday
AVhere; Main Hall
What: Election of May D&y
When: 9:00-3:00 Friday
Where: Main Hall
Did you' think it was snow?
I. did when I first saw it, but
it isn’t! It’s just lime—some
body’s trying to help tthe poor
grass along.,By the wjiy, ARE
Second War Picture
Shown At Salem
“The Nazis Strike,” a film spon
sored by the International Bela-
tions Club, was shown Thursday
March 9 a.t C;45 in the Day Student
This film was the second in a
series of seven entitled “Why We
Fight.” The first was shown last
Thursday. “Prelude to War.”
The third in the series “Divide
and ConquerVr” is concerning the
fall of Belgium, Holland, Norway,
Luxenburg, F'rance and the battle
of Dunkirk. The fourth will be the
“Battle of Britain;” the fifth
“Battle of Bussia;” the sixth,
“Battle of China.” The last is
“America Goes to War.”
These authentic pictures have not
been released to the public yet.
They are produced by the War
Department for the United States
Army. . I'
What with elections and' all the
other excitement Spring always man
ages to produce on a college cam
pus, the .students acting as assistant
reporters in the Public Belations
Office are goin^ to have quite a
busy so'ason. This group of twenty-
two “cubs” has been fairly active
during 'the first semester, but by
way of the grapevine they “ain’t
seen nothin’ yet”!
It appears that the Public Be
lations Office is planning an ex
tensive program to enlarge the area
into which news of student activi
ties is now being sent. This cannot ■
be done without the cooperation of
each class and organization, and the
election of student reporters from
each campus group was the first
step toward getting Salem news
into more state and out-of-stato
An encouraging response follow
ed Miss Kirkland’s request for tu-
dent assistants, and the following
girls were elected or appointed to
keep the Public Belations Office
informed of the activities of their
organizations; Betsy Thomas, War
Activities Council; Nell Jane Grif
fin, Athletic Association; Peggy
Whiterington, Student Government
Association; Josephine McLauchlin^
German Club; Lucile Newman and
Mary Charles Watson, May Day;
Betsy C«steen, Sophomore* Class;
Senora Lindsey, Pieretts; Elizabeth
Gudger, Latin Club; Sue Willis,,
Sights and Insights; Mary llunter
Hackney, Freshman Class; Helen
Phillips, I. B. S^; Catherine Swin-
son. Choral Interpretation ;f Mary
Ellen Carrig, Spanish Club; Kat
herine Traynham, Senior Class; Buth
Maxwell, “Salemite”; Bosemary
Cleveland, French Club; Sarah
Merritt, Home Economics Club;
Betty Moore, Y.W.C.A.; Elizabeth
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