REDCRQSS HEP CROSS VOL. XXIV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C„ MARCH 24, 1944. Z54I Number 19. Students and Faculty Members Installed In Honor Society Jane White, R«beeca Howell, Betty Moore, Dorothy Farrell, and Leila Sullivan of the class of 1944, and Emily Harris, Mary Ellen Byrd, Mary Luey Baynes, and Jane Frazier of the class of 1945 became active members of the Salem College Honor Society at an installation service held in assembly Thursday. Faculty members of Chemical Society Meets At Salem The extent to which chemical an alysis controls industry was dis cussed at the firfet meeting of the the new ' Chemical Society held in society are; Dr. Rondthaler, Dr. Willoughby, Mi.ss Tubbs, Miss Hix son, Miss Lucile Vest, Mrs. Theodore Rondthaler, Mrs. Frances Jarrat Harris, and Mr. Higgins. A long list of alumnae who have graduated “cum laudae” since 1931 are honor ary members. Miss Hixson opened the program by explaining the history of the movement to establish a Salera Honor Society to recognize and foster scholarship. The speaker of the morning was Dr. W. H. Rogers of the English De partment of the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. ‘■“This is a significant occasion,” Dr. Rogers said, “because we are entering a 'crucial period of history in which honors and honor societies may play the determin ing part.” He explained that an honor society is a symbol of values, a symbol of achievement, and a symbol of man’s search for know ledge, tnitli and beauty that makes man different from the animal. “Education is fundamentally the means by which man becomes civil ized. Education is the last place where the search should be stifled,” (Cont. to page four) Winston-Salem Tliursday Night in the Old Chapel. William B. Warren of Pittsburg, Pa., director of development of the Fisher Scientific Company was the speaker at the meeting that fol lowed the dinner in the club dining room of the Hattie M. Strong Re fectory. Charles H. Stone, section chairman, presided and Professor C. H. Higgins, chairman-elect, in troduced the speaker. Special Grueats recognized at the dinner were: Dr. Howard Rond-, thaler, Salem College; Dr. C. C. Car penter, Bowman Gray School of Med icine; and Mr. E. H. Harwood, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Rep resentatives were from concerns in this area that employ chemists. The guests were met in Main Hall by advanced students of chemistry and were shown over the campus and then to the Refectory. In his lantern slide-illustrated lec ture, Mr. Warren discussed the theory of titration in general and elc'ctrometric titration, pointing out the type of instrument used for these experiments. In rounding out his discussion, the speaker talked of the theory and practice of carbon (Continued On Back Page) String Orchestra To Give Concert Wednesday Night The annual concert by the Salem College String Orchestra, under the direction of Hazel Horton Read will be presented Wednesday night, March 29 at 8:30 in Memorial Hall. The program opens with a Sonata for Strings by Perolesi (1710-1736). This three movement Sonata — Allegro—Adagio—Allegro has been arranged recently from the original manuscript score which is in the New York Public Library. Solist of the evening will be Barbaro Ann Benson, a talented fifteen year old pupil of Miss Read. She will play the last two move ments of the Concerto in E Minor by Mendelssohn. A contrasting group of two num bers follows—the lyric Minstrel’s Canzonet from Tscaikowski’s opera “Yolande”. Gossips by Dnbensky which is done pizzicato throughout its intriguing fugue form. The closing group, in the modern idiom, consists of Intrado, Mistful ■A-ir and Eergamask taken from the Suite Music for Recreation by the contemporary composer Amendeo do Filippi. Personnel of the Orchestra are as follows: 1st Violins: Elizabeth Swinson—Charlotte, N. C. Eloise Hege — Winston-Salem, N. C. Barbara Ann Benson — Elkin, N. C. 2nd Violins: Christine Denn — Winston-Salem Rose Ellen Bowen — Winston-Salem Kathrine Fort — Raleigh, N. C. Viola: Skippy Pfanstiehi — Highland Park, 111. Cello: (Continued on Page Four.) MARY LUCY BAYNES PRANCES JONES Jones Elected To Lead YWCA; Baynes Named to Head Athletics Ingenious Cast Gives ^‘Murder^^ Mary Luey Baynes will lead the Athletic Association as president for 1944-45. This election was held on Wednesday, March 22. Mary Luey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Baynes of Winston-Salem. Opposing Mary Lucy was Mildred Garrison of Glen Alpine, N. 0. Since her freshman year, Mary Lucy, living up to the “Baynes tradition,” has been outstanding in campus activities. Mary Lucy was the freshman day-student repre sentative to I. B. S. The following year she was vice-president of her class; and this year Mary Lucy has been Treasurer of Student Govern ment, as well as a marshal, and a member of the Salemite staff. Throughout her years at Salem, Mary Luey has been outstanding in athletics—^playing on her class teams in all sports, and making the ^'arsity team in hockey. Finally Mary Lucy has been an active mem ber, of the A. A. Council, serving as treasurer of the association last year. ARC Seeks Large Increase; Salem Pledges Only $131 The American Red Cross is ask ing for a 70% increase in donations this year over last year’s amount. Salem College, as of March 21, has pledged $131.26. $69.76 of this amount has already been collected. If you have not made your contribu- (Cont. to page four) Frances Jones of Kinston, N. C., was elected President of the Salera College for the year 1944-45 in Friday’s elction. As a member of the YWCA cabi net during her sophomore year and as secretary of the “ Y” this year, she has obtained experience which equips her to serve in this office. In addition to her “ Y” work Prances has been active in dra matics, IRS, and sports. She served on the IRS cabinet when a Fresh man, on the Salemite staff and as secretary of the International Re lations Club when a sophomore. At present she is secretary of the Pier- (Cont. to page four) Red Cross in Action To Be Shown In FOm A group of five films on the work of the Red Cross will be shown on Friday night, March 31, sponsored by the War Activities Council. Each film is 10 minutes in. length, and the entire showing will last about an hour. 'The first, “Hand in Hand',” is the story of the Junior Red Cross. “No Greater Glory” follows a nurse from the date of her graduation, through her enlistment in the Army, and aa she serves overseas. “Since Pearl Harbor” is a rejKirt on what the Red Cross has accomplished in the war, action at Pearl Harbor (Continued on Page Four.) “Ladies In Retirement,” a three- act drama, was i>resentcd by the Picrette Players March 21 and 22 in the Old Chapel. Normie Tomlin^ as Ellen Creed ]>laycd the leading role with ability and intensity. The scene was laid in the living room of an old Jiouse on the marshes of the Thames Estuary. Leonora Fiske, the owner of the home, was portrayed bv Adele Chase. Albert Feather, Ellen’s disrepi^able nephew, played by Dick Cfobb, entered the seem? just before the arrival of her two mad sisters, Loiiirfa, played by Mary Formy-Duval, and Emily, by Helen Kobbins. Mary Lou Stack, as Lucy Gilham, the ijiaidi and Jeanne Hod ges, as Sister The.resa, a nun from the neighboring convent, were con vincing in their roles. The plot centered around Ellen Creed's fanatical devotion to her unbalanced sisters and her attempts to secure a home for them. This was her motivation for killing the conquettish old maid, Lenora Fiske, for whom she was keeping house. Her sisters were happy ^jjeir haven, but the arrival of Albert Feather, fleeing from a charge of embezzlement, complicated matters. After several scenes of suspense, Albert confronted Ellen with his knowledge of her crime. Unable to live the death in life which would be the penance for her crime, Ellen left her sisters, never to return. Technical details for the well- received! play were handled as fol lows: Stage set, Elizabeth Ann Jones; Properties, Margaret Bul lock, Dodie Bayley; Posters, Eliza beth Ann Jones, Julia Garrett; Make-up, Bet Hancock; Publicity, Miss Edith Kirkland, Lucille New man; Prompting, Senora Lindsey; House, Frances Crowell; Tickets, Frances Jones; and Lights and Sound Effect, Margaret Bullock. 'Tlie play was produced and dir ected entirely by the members of the Pierrettes. Smetana’s “Bartered Bride” Chosen Theme For May Day Pageant At last Nancy Stone is ready to let out the theme of this year’s May Day—the story is taken' from the opera The Battered Bride by Smetana. It is going to be a gav occasion with all Czechoslovakian music by Smetana and Dvorak. The dances, too, are all Cz’eck in origin. Besides the gayness of the Czech >nusic and dancing there will be the light and fun loving pageant of the lad who sold' his bride to another. niid the colorful pokas, Shef Y'yles, « gypsy ballerina, flirts about with all the handsome men. To add laughs to the color and music of the pageant Sue Willis, the clumsy, stuttering clown will be tliere to entertain. Any of you who know the story of The Bartered Bride will be doublod-pleased at this presentation. These spring days you must most certainly be thinking of May Day— If, however, these last few winter days completeljr’ threw you off the track, perhaps there was still enough campus greenery to remind you of May Day. Haven’t you seen all the people trying to polka in the smoke house? Probably Betty Moore was right in there behind them. Then there is Charlotte Richards popping up at the most unexpected moments to beg you literally on bended knee to bring back your “broom-stick” skirts after si)ring' vacation to use in May Day. Who could have missed Leila Sullivan getting in practice for her long solo walk down the steep, little, narrow path? Most any day finds Stonie and Mae Murry tramping to Walker’s Florists in spike heels. Ah there are signs all around if you will only look. In connection with the dances Mrs. Lynne Boyle Forrester, the charming young dancing teacher in town, has agreed to help Betty Moore with them. With all of the grand! cooperation that the chairmen of the committees have received, thus there is no doubt that this year’s May Day will be the best yet. May 6 is the day—it’s not too far off!