North Carolina Newspapers

    Number 21.
Seniors To Be Guests
Of Juniors At Dances
Seniors tomorrow, April 22, at a, set
of dances, the theme of which is
announced as “a garden party.”
A tea dance will be given Satur
day afternoon, from 4:00 until 6:00
in the club-dining-room. The formal
dance will be held in the gymn from
8:30 until 11:45, Saturday night.
Refreshments will be served during
intermission in the club dining-room
The music for both dances will be
furnished by recordings of “top-
name bandfe of the country.”
Receiving at the door Saturday
night will be Dr. and Mrs. Rond-
thaler, Miss Lawrence, the presi
dents of the Junior and Senior class
es Nell Denning and Aileen Seville,
respectively, with their t-Bcorts.
Chaperons for the occasion will
be: Miss Lucille Vest, Miss -Norma
Denman, Miss Rebecca Averill, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Leight, Mr. and Mrs.
David Weinland, Mr. and Mrs. E.
M. Holder, Dr. ami Mrs. N. K. Mc-
Ewen, and Mr. R-oy Campbell.
Furth(?r details of the affair are
being withheld by the hostess class
until Saturday.
Musicians To Hear
VardelVs Cantata
Miss Vest Is New
Assistant Dean
Miss Lueile Vest of Winston-Salcni
will serve the remainder of the
yeiar as Assistant Dean in the placc
of Miss Helen Rankin.
Miss Vest has for everal years
been Instructor in Spanish at Salem
College'. She received her B. A.
from Salem, her M. A. from the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and she
studied! at Middlebury College, and
the University of Mexico.
Mr. Weeks Reviews
Books, War, and Trip
The cantata, A Christmas Prayer
for a Nation at War, the music of
which was written by Dr. Charles
G. Vardcll, Jr., will be presented
at the meeting of the North Caro
lina Federation of Music Clubs
which will be held in Winston-Salem
on April 2.')th and 2Gth.
Hostesses for this Victory Con
ference are the Salem Choral En
semble', the Thursday Morning Music
Club, the Mozart Club, and the
Howell School of Music.
The program for Tuesday in-
opera except feature con
sisting of the Second Act of the
children’s opera, Bluebeard, by Fay
Foster. Participating in this event
will be talent drawn from the Salem
College voice students and from
the high school. An orchestra com
posed of collegcy and high school
students will provide the accom
paniment. This presentation will be
under the direction of Clifford Bair,
National and State Federation’s
Opera Chairman.
The conferoTice will close on
Wednesday evening with a mag
nificent concert in Memorial Hall,
with Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl pre
siding. The first portion of the pro
gram will be presented by the
Queens-Davidson Little Symphony
Orchestra, directed by James Cliris-
tian Pfohl. A feature of this pro
gram will bo the Bach Concerto
for two piajios played by Louise
Nelson Pfohl and Enice P. Berg, ac
companied the orchestra. The second
half of the program will be the pre
sentation of ^ean Vardell’s cantata,
A Christmas Prayer for a Nation
at War, with Clifford Bair directing
the Salem College Choral Ensemble,
Jane Frazier and Ella Lou Taylor
as soloists, and Dr. Vardell as ac
companist. This cantata, the words
of which were written by Paul
Green, N. C. writer and poet, is
a fitting and beautiful conclusion
for th(! victory conference.
Of the oantata Dr. Vardell said:
“The composer feels that no apology
for performing the work at this se-
son of the year is necessary. The
message of Peace on Earth is one
that should be pondered from day
to day. It is a message that reaches
outside the marrow limits of time
and beyond the boundaries of any
one religious faith or sect. Both
the poem and the music are con
ceived in the spirit of a prayer.”
The Salem College student body
and the public are invited to at
tend this concert.
little Theatre Will
Present Comic Opera
The Little Theater of Winston-
Salem will present The Old Maid
and the Thief, an opera by Gian-
carlo Menatti, Monid'ay night, April
24, at 8:00 o’clock in Reynolds Audi
This grotesque and comic opera
was written by this contemporary
composer for radio performance in
1938. It has since been performed
by the Philadelphia Opera Company
and the Julliard School of Music.
The cast includes two old maids,
Miss Todd and Miss Pinkerton,
played by Ella Lou Taylor and Diana
Dyer; a young servant, Jane
Frazier; and the vagabond “thief,”
Giles Smith. The opera is being
produced and directed by Clifford
Bair and will be presented under
the baton of Benjamin Swalin. The
orchestra will be composed of a
few local musicians and the North
Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
Life in the little village runs
smoothly with the usual gossip, un
til Miss Todid' i>ermits an unknown
vagabond to stay in her house. Then
things begin to disappear, and
things begin to appear! The ever
present triangle of love causes more
complications; the liquor store is
raided; the church’s money disap-
pe«Ts; the neighbors gossip. The
ending is as exciting as it is un
Students Hold Minor
Stee Gee Elections
Mr. Edward Weeks, editor of the
Atlantic Monthly, climaxed the
lecture season for Salem College
and Academy on Thursday night
when he spoke on “new books”.
Having spent last summer in Eng
land, Mr. Weeks’ spoke so much of
the war that the actual reviewing
of books was • pushed into scond
Mr. Weeks dwelt chiefly on the
influence the war will have on future
authors. Although fewer books are
being written at the moment, there
are many themes for stories that
have not yet been written. He sug
gested the part that English women
play in the war as a subject. Theu
there are the countless stories which
will come from those imprisoned in
concentration camps or suppressd
by strict censorship. American boys
even now have ideas and messages
they want to send’ back to the
United States.
Mr. AVeeks, who for a while as
sociated intimately with British and
American pilots, described the
“ta,ke off” for the bombing mission
over Hamburg. He told about the
boys who had courage enough to
perform the raid in spite of their
fear, of the anxiety of those left
behind, and of the return with one
of the planes missing. He said that
these boys must not come home to
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Death Takes
Miss Rankin
Miss Helen Rankin died at her
home, Whitepine, Tennessee on Mon
day morning, April 17. FuneiSjl ser
vices were held at the home of her
brother in Morristown, Tenn. on
Tuesday Afternoon.
Miss Rankin came to Salem last
September as assistant dean and
continued to carry out her duties un
til a few days before her death.
She had not been well for almost
a year. Her resulted from
incomplete recovery from a serious
operation which she had last sum-
WAC Recruiter
To Visit Campus
Friday night, April 29, a WAC
j?ecruiting Officer will be on Salem
campus. She will talk to girls in
terested in the WAC program at
6:4.5 in the Old Chapel.
So far only a small percentage
of Salem girls have joined the ser
vices. The Recruiting Officer will
point out the opportunity to get
valuable training that WAC en
listment offers. For c-xample, girls
interested in becoming buyers for
department stores may receive pro
fitable training-in the WAC Quart
ermasters Division. Training in
many other fields in which women
will be leaders after the war is
Though this, training for the fut
ure is one of the outstanding in
ducements to join the WACs, the
purpose of the organization is to
release men for battle duty, a pur
pose whicli they are serving well.
Elections for minor student
government officers were held in
Main Hall on Thursday, April 20.
Molly Boseman defeated Emily
Harris for the on-campus vice-pres
idency and Mary Alice Nelson for
the off-campus office w'on over Mary
Coons. Next year’s secretary is
Peggy Whithorington. Other nom
inations for this office were Senora
Lindsay and “Snookie” Willis. Nell
Jane Griffin was elected treasurer.
Hei’ apponent was Sarah Hege.
Molly Boseman of Rocky Mount
was the president of the Sophomore
Class and secretay of the Freshman
Class and secretary of the Freshman
retary of the Student Government
Heggy Witherington is from
Mount Olive and was president of
the Freshmen in ’42 and ’43. She
has been active in Student Govern
ment and the Athletic Association
this year.
Nell Jane Griffin of Winston-
Salem is the Salemite sports
The number of students voting,
by classes, was as follows; Senior
Class, 34; Junior Class, 22; Sopho
more Class, 30; and Freshman Class,
Margery Craig Gives Organ Recital
Margery Craig gave her graduat
ing recital in organ Friday night
April 17, in Memorial Hall. She has
been a pupil of Dr. C. G. Vardell,
Jr. for four years, and she studied
under Charlotte Lockwood, an
alumna of Salem College, before
coming to Salem.
Margery playrt with much as
surance auid' ease. Her manual and technique was excellent. The
first number v.-as
‘Fantasie and
Fugue in G Minor” by Bach. Mar
gery showed much skill in manipu-'
lating the niachanics of the organ
iu this number. The fugue was a
typiical fugue, announcing the theme
on one manual, 'then on another,
and finally in the pedals; the theme
occtirred throughout the number.
Two chorale preludes, “Lo, a
B'’air Rose” and “My Heart Is
Filled with Longing” by Brairns
opened the second group. Both of
the chorales were soft and very ex
pressive; the reeds carried the mel-
only. Margery closed this group by
playing ‘ ‘ Oarilloon” by Leo Sower-
"The opening numbers of her third
group were two antiphons by Dupre,
“While the King Sitteth at His
Table” and “Magnificat.” These
modern numbers were a contrast in
style. For her last number of the
group Margery played “Skyland”
by Dr. C. G. Vardell, .Jr. The au-
Juniors Choose
New Marshals
The junior class elected the six
marshals for next year in a class
meeting Friday at 1:30.
The new marshals arc: Peggy
Witherington of Mt. Olive, N. 0.,
.lulia Garrett of Knoxville, Tenn.,
Nell Jane Griffin of Wins'ton-Salem,
N. C., Nancy Snider of IToanoke, Va.,
Helrti McMillan of Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Wink Wall of High Point, N.
These were opposed by Senora
Lindsay, Edith Longest, Evelyn
Cheek Davis, Polly Starbuck, andl
Meredith Boaze.
Mary Lou Stack, chief marshal
and the other marshals will begin
their duties in a few weeks.
dience was delighted with her per
formance of this number.
For her closing group, Margery
played Cesar Franck’s dift'icult and
beautiful “Grand Piece Symphoni-
que, op. 17”. This symphony had
three movements, all of which were
performed brilliantly.
This week’s edition of the
Salemite was edited by Mary
EMen Byrd.
Snavely Visits
Lieutenant Brant Snavely, ex-
vice-president of Salem and now
in the Ship Service Division at
Pensacola, Florida, visitell the cam
pus for a few hours Monday after
noon. He had flown by navy trans
port phme from Pensacola to New
York on Friday.
“When I {Kissed over W^inston-
Saleni,” he said, ‘ ‘ all I could seo
was the Reynolds Building and the
[Robert E. Lee. Th(m right over
there was Greensboro.” He likes
flying so much that he is raking
pilot training in addition to his
regular work.
From New York Lt. Snavely went
by train to Lynchburg, Va., most
ly, he said, “to see my boy.” Mrs.
Snavely is living on the naval base
at Pensacola.
“Pensacola,” he saidi, “used to
be a town of about 25,00. Now it
has about 100,000. I often se« old
Salem girls there.” He spoke of
seeing Doris Beal
From here, Lt. Snavely returned
to Lynchburg where he was to get
a plane back to Pensacola. “I just
came up,” he said, “beeauie I had
a plane hop both ways. I won’t get
another leave until early in July.”

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