North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, MAY 12, 1944.
Number 24.
Manning, Coons, Clapp,
Stroup Win Contest
Katlierine Manning, Virtie Stroup,
Mary Coons, and Rebecca Clapp
were announced winners of the an
nual Library Contest at a varied
program in Assembly, Tuesday.
The Choral Ensemble first pre
sented its portion of the May Day
morning-service, which was called
off Saturday because of rain. After
singing thcf “May Day Chorale,”
they led the audience in the “Alma
Miss Grace Siewers announced the
results of the Library Contest for
this year. The Personal Library
Contest, which was open to Juniors
and Seniors, was judged, stated the
Librarian, according to variety,
possibilities as a nucleus for a per
manent personal library, and on
general make-up. Katherine Manning
won the first prize of $25.00, and
Mary Coons, the second prize of
$15.00 (given ,by Mr. Snavely from
the Book Store).
The second contest, open to Fresh
man and Sophomores, was a Book
List, which could include either a
general or specialized collection of
books that a girl would like to own.
Virtie Stroup, a Freshman, took the
first prize of $10.00 in this contest.
Becky Clapp, also a Freshman, was
/awarded second prize, $5.00, for
her si>ecialized music list. The prize
money was given for the purchase
of books.
Finally Dr. Rondthaler introduced
the speaker, Dr. Douglas Rights,
who gave his interpretation of the
topic of the morning—books. Dr.
Rights i.s pastor of a Moravian
church in Winston-Salem, and a
trustee of Salem.
Using numerous illustrative anec
dotes, Dr. Rights made his first
point that now there is nof lack of
books, but a need for disctimination
in selecting our books. A personal
library is an index to individual
culture, the speaker stated. He pro
ceeded to show us how we choose
our ))ooks as we choose our servants
and friends, and books, in turn help
us. As “servants” Dr. Rights nam
ed a few books for example: Rules
of English Composition, the Bible,
aConcordance, and textbooks as
American History.
Books which are chosen as friends
depend on individual likes and in
terests, varying from ancient lit
erature to modern science, the
s])eaker pointed out.
In answer to his question “Where
and how can we discover books?”
Dr. Wrights suggested “certain ap
proved lists” and “browsing.”
In view of the modern possibilities
and development of them, Dr.
Rights made no predictions about
books for the future, except “For
all we know, we may someday take
our books in the form of pills!”
WHAT: Home Ec Fashion Show
WHEN": Monday afternoon,
5 o’clock
WHERE; Front of Lizora Hanes
WHAT: Margaret Winstead’s recital
WHEX: Monday night at 8:30
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Required chapel
WHEN: Tuesday morning
WHERE: Memorial Hall
WHAT: Reading Day
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17
WHAT: Coffee by Miss Lawrence
WHEN: Reading Day, 9:00—11:00
WHERTD: Basement of Bitting
WHAT: Hat Burning
WHEN: Wednesday, May 24
WHERE ; Lower campus
EHa Lou Taylor
Gives Recital
Ella Lou Taylor climaxed her four
years of vocal study witli the pre
sentation of lier senior recital Wed
nesday night. She has been an out
standing |)upil of Mr. Clifford Bair,
and has frequently participated in
various musical activities of this
Ella Lou sang with much assurance
and demonstrated true stage pre
sence. The program, on the whole,
was arranged chronologically, start
ing with two early Italian short
songs, ‘ ‘ Lasciatemi morire” by Mon-
teverde, and “O cessate di piagarnii”
by Scarlatti. They were sung with
much ease and the attention to the
not so simple details was notable.
Handel’s “Dove sei, amato bene?”
(Rodelinda) was excellent in the
emotion sincerely j)ortrayed by Ella
Lou. The last selection of the group
was a lighter song typical of Mozart,
“Diggi, daggi” (Bastien et Bas-
The second group of songs open
ed very artistically with “To be
S4ng on the Waters” by Schubert.
The quiet “Intermezzo” of Schu
mann was followed by the short and
jolly song, ‘ ‘ The Smith” by Brahms.
“Zur Ruh” by Wolf and the de
scriptive ‘ ‘t)ream in the Twilight”
by Strauss clearly exhibited Ella
Lou’s ability to sing piannissimo
yet in ^ voice rich in overtone.
I’he wide register, dramatic qual-
(Cont. on page four)
Recruiting Rally|s#ciff For The '44-'45
ForWomen W'H
Be Held May23
Maj. Gen. Joseph N. Dalton, Win
ston-Salem’s highest ranking offic
er in all branches of the armed
service, will speak at Reynolds Aud-
itoriuiji on Tuesday, May 23, at the
State-wide rally to recruit women
for war service.
Other speakers at the rally in
clude Lieut. Gen. Archer Vander-
grift, speaking for the women in
the Marine Corps; Admiral E. C.
Kalbfus, for the WAVES; and Vice-
Admiral R. E. Waesche, for the
SPARS. Officers_ representing all
branches of the service will be
special honor guests, and large de
legations of WAVES, W A C S,
SPARS, and Marines will attend.
Mayor George W. Coan Jr. pre
dicted that the rally will be one
whose impact will be felt through
out the South. Mayors and city
managers of all cities and towns in
North Carolina have been invited to
the rally as guests. Winston-Salem
merchants have promised to support
the rally by means of window de
corations, and radio stations will
carry the program over the air.
Students of Salem College are
urged to attend the rally where
they will secure valuable knowledge
concerning the organizations of the
Publications Named
The editors of the Salemlte and
the Sights and Insights liave an
nounced their staffs for the coming
The editorial staff of tlie«Salemite
is as follows: Associate Editor—-
Effie Ruth Maxwell; Assistant Edi
tor—Hazel Watts; Copy Editor—
Helen McMillan; Feature Editor-—
Senora Lindsey; Sports Editor—
Mary Lucy Baynes; Music Editor—
June Reid; Make-up Editor—Vertie
The e'ditor of the Sights and In
sights has chosen the following:
Associate Editor—Senora Lindsey;
Assistant Editor — Luanne Davis;
Literary Editor — Jane Lovelace;
Senior "K^lass Editor—Betty Jean
Jones; Junior Class Editor—Helen
McMillan; Sophomore Class Editor—
Coit Redfearn; Photographic Editor
—Marguerite Mullin; Art Editor—
Helen Phillips; Coi)y Editor—Nancy
Moss; Copy Editor—Hazel Watts.
Papanek Opens
MayDay Fete
Mrs. Jan Papanek, wife of the
Czechoslovakian Minister Plenipot
entiary and Director of the Czecho
slovakian Information Service in
New York and Chicago, was guest on
the campus for the May Day cele
bration, She opened the festivities
on Saturday afternoon by expressing
her appreciation of the dedication
of our program to her country. Once
famed for it.s celebration of Mav
Day, Czechoslovakia has had its
gay festivites banned since German
Mrs. Paj>anek said that this de
dication would be an inspiration
to those fighting against oppres
sion, working as slaves, working
se’c/etly on the underground, and
to those who are far from their
In concluding her address, she
said that those oppressed people are
filled with the “same indomitable
spirit” of the Moravian lirethren
who founded Salem.
Student Pastimes Shown In Survey
How do Salem girls spend their
precious and much-rationed spare
time? In a recent survey conducted
by Miss Hixon and lier helpers,
girls reported the amount of time
which they si)cnd weekly in visiting
the smoking rooms, playing bridge,
seeing movies, reading for pleasure,
shopi>ing, and doing war activities
Going to the movies is the most
popular pastime. Approximately 89%
of the students see 1 l/.^ movies
per week. The Senior Class goes
100%, according to the survey.
Shopping is next in popularity,
with 87% of the students spending
3 hours per week up-tovvn. The
I-'Veslimen spend more time shopping
than any other class.
The various smqke rooms draw
fi6% of the students who spend an
average of 7 1/3 hours per week
there. The Sophomores are the out
standing smoke house visitors, hav
ing 64% who spend 10 hours per
week in the smoke room. Sixty-
eight per cent of the day students
never go at all, but the others av?r-
age 3 hours a week.
Reading for fun takes fourth
place among Salem girls’ leisure
time activities. The day students
liave high score with G5% reading
4 5/8 hours a week. Of the boarders,
the Sophomores and Juniors read
most, 86% of them reading 3V,
hours a week.
Bridge is the spare time occupa
tion of 53% of the students who
play 4 1/3 hours a week. Sophomores
spend the most time playing bridge;
64% of them average 5 hours per
Last by a large margin is war
activities work. Only 50% of the
girls participate in WAC work, and
their average is 2 1/10 hours a
week. Juniors and Seniors devote
more hours to WAC work than
any other students.
There were 247 students in the
Play Monday
On Monday night, May loth,
Margaret Winstead, of Lincolnton,
N. C., will present her graduating re
cital in piano.
Her program will consist of the
following selections: Andante con
Variazionl in F minor by Haydn;
Nocturne, op. 55, No. 1 by Chopin;
Grande Valse Brlllante, op. 18 by
Chopin; En Bateau by Debussy;
Marcha do Pequeno Polegar by
Pinto; , Harvest Song by Tschai-
kowsky; Concerto No. 1 in C major.
Op. 15 by Beethoven.
Dr. Vardell will play the orches
tral accompanim(>nt at the piano.
Margaret has been an outstanding
member of the music department
during her four years at Salem.
Aftw her graduation, she plans to
teach in a small town near Winston-
Salem and to continue her study
with Dean Vardell.
The girls of Salem Academy pre
sented a ])rogram in Chapel on
Thursday, May 11, with Margaret
Ann Snipes, Prekdent of the Stu
dent Body, presiding, and Gertie
Febiger acting as narrator. Their
program gave a review of a typi
cal day at the Academy.
Breakfast is served at 7:45, after
which the girls take a walk around
the building for tlieir morning ex
ercise. Then, as an example of their
tyjncal Chapel program at 10:00,
four Juniors gave talks of current
interest. Peggy Estes talked on
“The F. B. L at War,” outlining
the important job this government
agency is doing to combat espionage.
•Van Williamson talked on “Madame
Chaing Kai Chek and her Religion ”
telling the imjKirtant work China’s
■"'irst Lady has done for her country.
“ W'omen in Medicine” was Jean
Strickland’s topic, and she enlight
ened ns on the opportunities offer
ed in this field. Barbara Barns told
us the story of Marshall' Ney, and
his mysterious escape from the fir-
>»g’ 8iuad in France to become a
school teacher in North Carolina.
Aftei- this typical Chapel, the girls
get crackers, milk and SOMETIMES
mail! Next comes classes, and lunch,
and the usual announcements.
Di the afternoon after baseball
practice, the girls have a free hour
from four to five, followed by an
hour of study hall before dinner.
On Monday nights they have singing
at dinner, and a sample of this was
presented by Barbara Pascal sing
ing ‘‘Indian Love Call” and “Sweet-
(Cont. on page four)
Graduation Week
Plans Announced
Salem graduation exercises will
begin with the Hat Burning and
Transfer of Senior Caps and Gowns
on Wednesday night. May 24. The
senior dinner will be held on Fri
day night at the Robert E. Lee
At the Alumnae Luncheon on Sat
urday, the seniors will present a
memorial to the school, and in the
eveking tliere will be a concert in
their honor.
The Baccalaureate Sermou will
be given Sunday morning with Dr.
Orosley Morgan as speaker. The
Senior Buffet Supper that evening
will be followed by Senior Vespers
held in front of the Practice House.
Tlie climax of tliese activities,
Commencement Exercises, will be
Monday morning, May 29, at 11
o’clock. Dr. Harry Stillman will be
the speaker.
Surgical Dressings Room
Completes Year s Work
The Surgical Dressing Room, un
der the direction of the Salem Su
pervisors, was opened on the campus
in January after a vote, of the stu
dent body requesting that it be in
For the months of January and
February, the bandages made ex
ceeded tiie (juota by 2,425. These
extra ‘ones were carried over and
placed on the quota for March ami
April. F'or these first four months
the quota was 19,500 bandages. Dur
ing this time, 21,595 bandages were
completed^an excellent record for
the supervisors and girls who have
helped. The attendance of the
Academy girls has been outstand
The opportunity of having a Sur-
(Cont. on page three)
House Presidents Election
To Be Held Friday Night
On Friday night elections will be
held for house presidents of Alice
Clewell and Louisa Wilson Bitting
Dormitories. Nominees for president
of Clewell. to be chosen by next
year’s Clewell residents, are
rising juniors, Ruth Maxwell Senora
Lindsey, and Jane Lovelace. Senior
boarlers will elect the house presi
dent for Biting from nomiees Rachel
Pinkston and Hazel Watts.
Nominations were made by the
new committee which previously
elected Miss Evabelle Covington as
faculty adviser.

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