WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, MARCH 31, 1944.
Spring holidays will begin Mon
day, April 2, Dr. Rondthiiler an
nounced tol-ay. This is two (lays
earlier than previously announced
due to unexpected coniplieatious that
have arisen. The holiday will con
tinue until Ajjril loth, two days
later than previously announced.
The lengthening of the spring holi
days will not have any affect on
the remaining schedule for the year
Eeading Day will be May 17. and
exams will stiU begin on May 18.
The school year will close as previ
This announcement is made W'ith
deep regret by the faculty, and
it is hoped that it will not incon-
vwiienee the students too much.
APRIL FOOL . . . (but it sounded
good, didn’t it?)
What: Spring vacation
When: April 5 to April 13.
Where: Salem College
What: Graduating recital of Mar-
gel-y Craig, organist
When: April 14, 8:30 P. M.
AVhere: Memorial Hall
What: Edward Weeks, Lecturer
When; April 19, 8:00 P. M.
Where: Memorial Hall
Seated left to right are: Josephine McLauchlin, Doris Littie, and £va
McLauchlin, Little, and Bullock
To Head Upper Classes Next Year
Miss Read Conducts
At Annual Concert
The annual concwt of the Salem
('ollege String Orchestra, under the
direction of Aiiss Hazel Horton
Read, was presented in Memorial
Hall March 29 at 8:30 P. M., with
Barbara Ann Benson of Klkin, a
pupil of Miss Read, as violin soloist.
The twelve students of the School
of Music who make- up the string
Orchestra include Elizabeth Swinson
us concertmeister, Eloise Hege,
Christine Dunn, Barbara Ann Ben
son, Rose Kllen Bowen, Katherine
fort, I^eila Ann Graham, >Skippy
Pfanstiehl, Eugenia Shore, Ruby
Wolfi', Martha Moore llayea, and
The program, which consisted ot
four groups, presented the works
of both old masters and modern
composers, and' included three move
ments from “A Sonata for Strings”
by Pergolesi; the last two move-
minits from Mendelssohn's “Con
certo in E Minor,” with Barbara Ann
Benson as soloist; “Miiiistrels’ Con-
zonet ” from the o])era “ V'olande”
by Tschaikowski; and a selection of
three movements from “Music for
Recreation” by the contemporary
composer, Amedeo dc Fillipi.
Robert L Coons
Robert I-^. Coons was the speaker
in assembly on Tuesday. Mr. Coons,
executive secretary of the M.
C. has spoken at Salem each
year for several years.
In discussing woman’s place hi
social and political affairs, ho gave
some advice under five headings
(1) don’t w’orry; (2) keep up study
habits after graduation; (,‘?) take
courses you enjoy and will be of
help in later lyif*';, (4) plan wise
recreation; (o) build' an adequate
Mr. Coons concluded by saying
that rather than look into the dim
future, it is best to try to see clearly
that w'hich lies immediately ahead.
.](ise]>Iiine ’ McLauchlin, Doris
Little, and E\i;t Martin Bullock
were elected Thursday as presi
dents of the rising Senior, Junior,
and Sophomore classes respectively.
Josephine McLauchlin, of Race-
fonl, X. 0., has been outstanding in
her thwee years at Salem. In her
sophomore year she was on the Y.
W. C. A. cabinet. This year she
is treasurer of the Junior Class,
secretary and treasurer of the chor
al ensemble, and reporter for the
(Jerman Club. Josephine is an organ
major and has made a good record
as a member of of the .Junior Class
l>asketball team. She defeated Molly
Doris Little, of Robersonville, N.
C., has been particularly active in
sports during her two years at Salem
and was on the Sophomore basket
ball this year. She is also a member
of the Legislature. Doris defeated
Elizabeth Willis of Monroe, N. C.
and Ruth Maxwell of Goldsboro, X.
Eva Martin Bullock, of Charlotte,
C., has been a popular member
of the Freshman Class. She defeat
ed Teau Council ill the election.
"Battle of Russia
Is Last in Series
The last of the series of pictures,
“Why We Fight” sponsored by the
International Relations Chib was
given Thursday night.
This picture, “Tlie Battle of
Russia” w'fls the story of the Ger
man invasion of Russia. The pic
ture went back to 1253 and told of
all the invasions that Russia has had.
It was the story of the Russian
people and their gallant defense of
The picture told also of the Ger
man anil Russian tactics of war. 'j’he
Germans tried the pincer movement,
but the Russians planned their army
formation so as not to be cut off
by any successful pincer movement.
The picture showed the seige of
Moscow and Leningrad. The Rus
sians forced the German troops to
take cities by streets and not by the
whole city at once. The Russian
trooi>s however forced the Germans
out of their tanks, and made them
engage in hand-to-hand fighting.
Stack and Grantham Chosen
To Head Marshals and L R. S.
Lou Stack, from Fayetteville, N.
0., was chosen as the 1944-4.0 Chief
^Marshal in the election this after
noon. Senora Lindsey from, Tarboro,
X. C., was the other candidate.
Lou was on the Student Govern
ment Legislative Board last year
and is treasurer of the sophomore
class this year. For the past two
years she has been an active
Pierette. Her sports interests center
I. R. S. PRESIDENT
Betty Grantham of Fairmont', N.
C. has been elected President of
I. R. S. for 1944-4.'5. Betty is the
daughter of ilrs. C. B. Stafford of
Since her freshman year, Betty
has shown the j>oise and dignity
of a true Salemite. She was Sec
retary and Treasurer of the Fresh
man Dramatic Club. Because of her
all-round personality and her quiet,
gentle manner, Betty was elected
Chief Marshal for 1943-44.
In this election, which was held
Wedne.sday 29, Betty was opposed
by Mildred Garrison of Glen Alpine,
X. C., and Mary Frances McXeoly
of ilooresville, N. C.
Mr. Bair Recives Honor
At Music Association Meet
Mr. Clifford Bair, heal of the
voice department of the Salem Col
lege School of Music, has returned
to th(' campus after atending a
joint meeting of the National As
sociation of Schools of Music and
the Music Teachers National As
sociation. Mr. Bair representated
Salem at this conference held in
Cincinnati and while there was
elected regional vice-president for
the Southeastern dis'trict, one of
seven selected in this area.
In reporting on his trip, Jlr. Bair
stated that he attendeil' organiza
tional meetings of the newly-form
ed National .\ssociation of Teachers
of Singing. The purpose of this
group is to carry on a national scale
the type of work being done by
the American Academy of Teachers
(Cant, to page four)
Reporter Finds Conductor Charming and Ohhging
Salemites Rally to
Red Cross Needs
Duriiig intermission at the Civic
Music concert last Friday night, we
were rushed across the back of the
stage by one of the trumpet players,
MHiy were we there? We were go
ing to meet the Dr. Frank Black
wiio was conducting the Cleveland
Oil reaching his door, we loi.ked
inside and saw' several reporters in
the room, but w^e hSd to Avait only
:i moment because Mr. Ruby made
certain that we got to talk to the
famous guest conductor,
si've in appearance and much better
sive n appearance and much better
looking than his pictures. He was
hot a n d perspiring (and who
wouldn’t be after conducting
Brahms!) Bnt he was very obliging.
Our purpose in seeing him was
to request a certain number for the
encore. I**'- Black looked very
apologetic as he , answered, ‘Pai
sorry. If ^ could, I would; but we
just can’t do that one tonight. We
have something I think yju will like,
but I’m not going to tell you what
it is. .Just let this be a big sur-
]»rise from me to you.”
.\s for a conductor, one can safe
ly say that Dr. Black, ranks among
the best. There are two kinds of
conductors—the quiet and the fiery.
Dr. Black belongs to the fonner.
TIis beat is difficult to follow, but
he has rehearsed with the orchestra
until they knew exactly how' to
follow him. He had perfect control
over the violins, cellos, and French
horns. But his motions of btfat did
not correspond to the measures of
As for his emotions—he W’as ‘‘in
terestingly repressed”, to quote a
listener. Dr. Black is an interesting
and intellectual conductor, but he
is not a fiery inspiraticualist.
The Overture to Egmont by Beet
hoven was interesting. It is Beauti
ful in itself, and the orchestra play
ed it well.
In Brahms’ Second Symphony,
“the peculiar quality of this music,
now in the major, now the minor
mode, i.s neither serene nor troubled,
but an ingenious mixture of the
two”. This symphony showed us
the skill and unlimited possibilities
of each section in the orchestra and
of the conductor, himself.
Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin was
lacking in depth and in definiteness.
This was partly due to the fact that
some members of the orchestra w’ere
not present and there were newer
ones to take their places. The Pre
lude to Act III was very familiar
and was playe'd’ with great brilliance
and even more depth.
We enjoyed the Tannhauser Over
ture and could readily feel the
“skip of the 700 pages.” The
Bacchanale is a little too long, but
this is Wagner's fault, and not the
The Ride of the Valkyries was ex
citing but not as well performed^ as
the preceding numbers. It was rather
cloudy in spots and not precisc
'file encore w'as one of the best
numebrs on the program. It included
selections from Gershwin’s Porgy
and Bess and some of the mos't
familiar and best loved of Gersh
win’s music. It is a marvelous piece
of orchestration. ‘ ‘ Gershwin was one
of my best friends,” Dr. Black said,
“and I have orchestrated much oof
his music.” The encore offered an
interesting bit of variety.
The SURGICAL D R E S S I N G
R’OO^I has proved to be a great
success in the three short months
that it has been functioning on the
In January a total of 327.5 sur
gical sponges were made. In Febr
uary the total was (i77n; and in
March the to'tal was 7175. This shows
an increase every month. The first
two miiiiths we e.xcet’ded our quota,
but in :March our quota was 7500
and only 7175 were made. However,
this does not mean that Salem fell
down on its quota, for wo made up
all the gauze that was .sent us and
the only reason we didn’t make
more was because there was no more
available in Winston-Salem to be
made into sponges. The Room was
closed on Thursday night and will
be oiK'ued again in April. The actual
date will be announced late.
The WAR FUND DRIVE has
netted a total of $181.00 from the
student, body to date. The faculty
contributed an additional $366.00
making a total of $547.00 for both
Comparing this total with last
year’s total of $.'586.43 from the
College and .“Vcademy, wo find that
more was contributed this year than
last. Tn view of the ever increasing
need of funds by the Red Cross, it
is commendable to see that Salem
has increased her donations. The
Amount contributed by the Academy
is not available at present; so com
plete figures can not be given at
this time. It is hoped that we will
have increased our donations 100%.