WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1944.
Salem Has 173rd Opening Day
CoQege Receives Eight New Faculty Members
Miss Katherine Boimey
Is Dean of Residence
Salem has been very fortanate
in the securing of its eight new
members of the faculty.
Miss Kathering Bonney of Stan
ford, Conneetieutt replaces Miss
LaweTence as dean of residence.
She received her A. B.. degree at
the Conneetieutt College for Women.
She completed her M. A. degree at
the Teacher’s College of Columbia
administration, Ifind methods and
techniques used in guidanccf. She
was secretary to the dean of women
and instructor in education at Fur
man University, and later assisted
University in student personnel
in the deanship of Bennett Junior
College. T’rom 1939 to 194'1 she
studied extensively in the Union
Thealogical Seminary in New York
and received h’eV'C. D. degree in re
ligiOTis couns-eling. In 1943 Miss
Hc-nney wfis connected with the
famous Riverside Church in New
York. TI(T training, experience, and
travels give us on exceptionally ver
satile and interesting new dean.
Dr. Curl Vincent Confer fills the
vacancy created l,)y the tragic death
of Mr. E. M. Holder, lie comtS to
Ralem to be associate professor in
the history department from the
T'^niversity of Delaware where he
was assistant professor of history.
Dr. Confer received his A. B. degree
at DePauw University and eomplet-
ed his graduate work with M. A.
and Ph. D. degrees from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Howard S. Jordan has been ap
pointed the acting head of thO mod
ern language department and Dr.
Lucy Wenhold as emeritus head of
the department. Dr. Jordan has been
the assistant professor in Prelach
at Brown University in Providence,
Ehode Island. He received his A.
B., and M. A. degrees at the Uni
versity of Minnesota and his Ph. D.
degree? from the same University
with a major in French and a
minor in Spanish.
Miss Naomi Kark of New York
City succeeds Mrs. Grace Marks as
the assistant professor in th? art
department. She studied for three
and a half years at the Univcfrsity
of Cape Town, Union of South
Africa, and received the A. B.
and M. A. degree from Yale Univer
Miss Mary I. Shamburger of Star,
North Carolina, joins the English
department. After receiving her
A. B. degree from Guilford College
and her M. A. degree from Columbia
University she attended Bryn Mawr,
the University of New Hampshire,
and Cambridge University in Eng
land. For the past few years Miss
Shamburger has been assistant pro
fessor of English literature at Penn
sylvania College for Women in Pitts
Miss Cadelle Abl(? of Saluda, South
Carolina, is to be the assistant to
the head, of the department of
mathematics, A. T. Curlee. She re
ceived her A. B. degree at Lander
College, and her M. A. degree at the
University of North Carolina. Ke-
cently. Miss Able has been employed
as a computer at Langley Field,
Miss Florence Neely of Moline,
Iowa, our new instructor in the de
partment of science replaces Miss
Norma Denman who plans to do
graduate work. She received her
A. B. degree at the State University
(Cent, on page five)
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Freshmen Register at Salem College
—Monday, September 18, was a busy
day for Mrs. Edwin Leight, registrar
of Salem, when the new students in
vaded the campus to begin the new
year of 1944-15. Salem has one of
its largest enrollments in its history.
In the picture above are, from left
to right, Isabelle Leeper of Gastonia;
Jane McElroy of Glencoe, 111.; Mrs.
Leight; and Mary Wells Bunting of
New Calendar Plans
Changes in the college calendar
for 1944-45 have been made and are
hereby announced to the student
body by Miss Evabelle Covington,
Chairman of the Calendar Com
Salem’s postponement of opening
because of the polio situation in the
Winston-Salem area has made several
First of all. Thanksgiving recess
will begin on November 22 instead
of NovembcT 29 as announced in the
handbook. Classes resume on Friday
morning, November 24.
Christmas holidays, originally to
begin on December 14, will not be
gin until December 19. Classes re
sume on Thursday, January 4.
The spring setaester calendar re
mains as formerly planned.
The entire calendar for the year
is printed below:
SALEM COLLEGE CALENDAR,
Monday, Freshmen report for
Orientation Program. \
Thursday, 2:00-5:60 p. m. regist
ration of sophomores, juniors,
Friday, 11 a. m. formal opening
12 noon classes begin and are
on a 30 minute schedule for re
mainder of the day.
Friday, Founders Day—classes sus
pended at one o’clock.
Wednesday, 5 p. m. Thanksgiving
Friday, 8:30 a. m. classes resume.
Tuesday, 4 p. m. Christmas vaca
Thursday, 9:25 a. m. classes re
Friday, Reading Day.
(Cont. on page five)
Rules are Published
For Overseas Gifts
This year the Christmas mailing
period for both Army and Navy
overseas forces is September 15 to
October 15. After October 15 no gift
parcel may be mailed to a soldier
without the presentation of a writ
ten request from him.
Eules to remember in order to in
sure the safe arrival of overseas
Pack gifts in boxes made of metal,
wood, solid fiverboard, or strong
double-faced corrugated fiverboard,
einforced with strong gummed paper
tape or tied with strong twine.
Write the address of the sender
and the addressee both on the out
side and inside of the package.
The package must not exceed
five pounds, and must not be more
tlian 15 inches in length or 36 in
ches in length and girth combined.
Mark it “Christmas Parcel.”
Hard candies, nuts, caramels,
cookies, ♦fruit cake, and chocolate
bars individually wrapped in waxed
paper should be enclosed in inner
boxes of wood, metal, or cardboard.
Perishable goods, such as fruits
and vegetables that may spoil, are
prohibited. Intoxicants, inflammable
materials such as matches or lighter
fluids, poisons, and anything that
might damage other mail are also
prohibited. Gifts enclosed in glass
should be packed carefully to pro
tect from breakage.
These announcements were made
several weeks ago by Postmaster
General Frank C. Walker. He stress
ed the importance of observing all
Uses Local Talent
The Piedmont Festival of Music
and Art, using local talent in the
orchestra, choral works and leading
parts, was held here in Winston-
Salem in July. Indoor housing of
programs and exhibits was made
possible by the use of the E. J.
Eeynolds Memorial Auditorium.
These Festival Productions were
‘ ‘ home talent” in the sense of their
origin and their aims. Last year
there were some five hundred parti
cipants and this year the number
was more than doubled.
The conductor of the Festival was
George King Eaudenbush, Conductor
of the Harnsburg Symphony Orches
tra. On the program this year were
events that will be long remembered
by music lovers all over the state.
Probably one of the best known
events of the program was the pre
sentation of Mendelsohn’s “Hymn
of Praise”. This was given by the
Festival Chorus of two hundred
twenty-five voices and the Festival
orchestra. The solo parts were sung
by Gwen Mitchell Farrell, soprano,
of Greensboro; Keefie Jackson Mc
Intyre, soprano, of Salisbury; and
William E. Shields, U. S. N. K., tenor,'
student at Bowman Gray School of
Medicine. The Chorus was organized
by Nancy Ann Harris of Winston-
Salem and rehearsed by the Asso
ciate Conductor, Dr. Charles 6. Var-
dell, Jr., Dean of the School of Music,
Other events during the Festival
were the Orchestra Concert under
the supervision of A. J. Moncur of
Greensboro and the original prize
winning play, “Petticoat in the
Parlor” by Bertha Geis Bihigheiser
presented by the Winston-Salem
The Folk Festival was conducted
by Russell Owens Cook, director of
Princeton University Glee Club and
Orchestra. The Pageant, “I Hear
America Singing,” was planned by
Katherine Detmold, supervisor of the
School of Music of Winston-Salem.
The, performance of Donizettis’
“The Daughter of the Regiment”
(Cont. on page five)
Year Begins With
Salem College opened its one hun
dred seventy-third school year this
morning, September 22, 1944, at a
chapel service held in Memorial Hall.
The traditional opening hymn,
“Standing at the Portals”, was sUng
as the seniots marched in and were
seated on the stage. Both our presi
dent and our vice-presid(?nt, Dr.
FTlionthaler and Mr. Wcinland, wel
comed the student body and faculty
and predicted a successful year. The
recessional hymn was “ Eise Crown
ed with Light.”
The greatly increased enrollment
of the student body has necessitat
ed the utilization of all dortnitory
space. Society Hall, which was pre
viously occupied by faculty mem
bers, has been converted into a dor
mitory. The recreation rooms (if the
dormitories and the offices have been
redecorated; and a new faculty liv
ing room has been set aside in
Registration for local freshmen
and local secretarial students took
place on Friday, September 15. New
boarding students arrived for pre
liminary registration on Monday,
September 18, and underwent an
extensive orientation program from
Monday until Thursday. The up
perclassmen registered from ten un
til five in the Old Chapel on Thurs
day, September 21.
Because of the large increase in
the number of students and the new
additions to the faculty, the College
anticipates a most successful year.
Has New Office
The Public Eelations Office has
moved to the room at the foot of the
north stairs in Main Hall.
Miss Edith Kirkland, head of the
office, calls the attention of all
students to the bulletin board just
outside this office. Clippings of Salem
news will be posted here. Students
are asked not to remove any clip
In the office are complete files of
the National Beta Club Journal if
members wish to see them.
Will Be NextWeek
All students who are interested
in working on either the business,
editorial, or feature staffs of the
weekly Saleiite will have a chance
to tryout before next week’s issue
There will be a meeting of the en
tire old staff Tuesday at one-thirty
in the Salemite office. All others who
think they would like to help with
the paper this year are invited to
attepd this meeting. Assignments for
articles will be made.
New staff members will be chosen
on the basis of the interest and
ability shown in these assignments.