North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXV.
Number 2.
Miss Bonney Tells of Hobbies:
People, Mysteries, Horses.
Mary Coons Wins Election
For Vice-President
Dr. Adelaide Fries
Speaks On Dates
For Founders Day
Dr. Adelaide Fries, honored alumna
of Salem College and author of the
reeent book Road. To Salem, spoke
to the student body at assembly
Thursday morning.
Dr. Fries chose as her topic,
‘ ‘ Founder’s Day.” She state'd that
in past years four dates have been
celebrated as the dates of Founder’s
Day. The first one, April 30, is
the day on which Salem first open
ed. At this timf?, in 1772, there were
only three girls in the school. Their
ages were two and a half years,
four years, and eight years old.
Sister Usterlyne was the first to'acher.
According to Dr. Fries, the sc'corid
djjte sometimes celebrated as Found
er’s Day is October 31. It was on
this day in 1802 that the Board of
Blders of Salem School for Young
Women decided to admit boarding
students ^om other towns. Plans
wcTe drawn up and work began on
South Hall -which was to house the
older boarding students. October 6,
the day the cornerstone of South
Hall was laid in 1803, was the third
date named by Dr. Fries as Found
er’s Day. Tt is this date which we
Dr. Fries listed the fourth date
as February 3. It was on this date
in 1866 that the school finally got
a charter. Dr. Fries commented
that the school was ninety-four years
old before it “got around to scour
ing a charter.”
Oh Ne4Aj4.
The news during the past week
has continued to be good, generally
si)eaking. Americans, however, still
tend to be entirely too optimistic
about our chances of winning the
war with (“ase and in the very hear
Those thousan paratroopers who
were annihilated are an example
of this grim, grim business of war
and it a terrible reminder that this
war is far from finished. The trap
those eight thousand were? ensnared
in was no fault of their own but now
there has been a break-thorugh in
that sector and the push is going
forward. Two thousand out of the
eight thousand airborne troops man
aged to escape. At present the?
British are planning a special ser
vice to honor the two thousand who
did escape.
Undoubtedly the Germans lost as
many, if not more, men than the
British. The .Allies can make re
placements and the Germans cannot.
We can still find hope and faith as
long as these facts are evident but
over-optimisra to the point that our
production pei'centages drop can
prolong this war unnecessary days,
and every day that the war lasts
means a terrific output of lives.
In the Pacific the fierce jungle
fighting and courageous bombing
missions go on. Even though the
Allies have air superiority the Jap
anese? are still able to "pay visits”
on Allied installations. Allied bom
bers are still carrying on “softn-
ing-up” operations on the islands of
Palau, Truk, etc.
.The political battle is raging on
the home front, and the week saw
the kifi gloves being dropped by
both Mr. Delvey and Mr. Roosevelt.
The candidates would both do well
to recall what Quentin Reynolds said
in his speech at the Democratic Con
vention in July. In his si>eech Rey
nolds drew on his experiences as
a war correspondent and his know
ledge of the American soldier. R'ey-
nolds said that the American soldier
wanted the campaign to be quarrel
in the “family” and that he did
not want any remarks made that
could not be cured by a good herarty
handshak after the election was
over. The two big speeches by the
candidates during the week were
both full of the practice best known
as mud-slinging. G. I. Joe is fighting
(Cont. on page four)
by Jane K. Bell
Down the Sante Fe Trail she rode
on a large pinto. Under her arm
she had, nert a crop, but a book of
detective stories. As she approached
the guest ranch, a friend called
to her, “Howdy, Kathe?rine Bonney!”
Perhaps you hadn’t featured our
new dean of residence, owner of
three degrees, as a cow girl or a
lover of detective stories; but rid
ing is her hobby and detective
stories, her “ vice.”
This “vice” began during a brief
illness at college when her mothcT
read detective stories to her to en
tertain her. Miss Bonney liked them
so well, that evet since they have
been her diversion, but “purely
diversion,” she explains.
Before the war she and a friend
drove across the continent to Cali
fornia. During this trip, she dia-
covpTed her “dream state”—New
Mexico. She says she would love to
spend every summer there.
One visit with Miss Bonney is
quite enough to discover that she
is very versatile^ Since her college
days she has don'e many . varied
things, such as teaching English and
hiking in the mountains with Girl
Scouts. Through these close relation
ships with young people, she dis
covered that she was more interested
in “just what a girl is thinking than
whether she learns facts or not.”
This keen interest and love of
young people has led Miss Bonney to
study personal work and ultimately,
to be dean at Salem.
‘‘I think Salem is just grand! The
first thing that struck me was the
spirit of the school. I never thought
such a place existed, but after be
ing here a day, I knew I was wrong.
I’ve never seen such a friendly, co
operative, courteous, and thoughtful
group of both students and faculty.
It is a pleasant experience to be
A^reaely Miss Bonney is noted
for good-looking gabardine suits,
curly black hair, friendly eyes, and
love of young people—but she also
does not like publicity. She is an
xious to listen to our personal or
social problems, and help us settle
them.'She says that really esich per
son solves his own problem, and
she only tries to help him see both
sides of it.
And to start with a clean record
in the beginning for Salem, she re
ports “not many problems so far!’?
Senior Class Elects
Frasier and Helsabeck
Genevieve Frasier was elected as
senior class representative to the
,War Activities Council; ar.d Nancy
Ile'lsabeck was elected as class re
porter in the first senior class meet
ing which was held Wednesday.
Practice Teachers
Get Assignments
Dr. Noble R. McEwen of the dev-
partment of education has announced
assignments of the year for Salem
students in their directed teaching.
These students attended their first
faculty meeting of the City Schools
on September twenty-first and re
ported to their respective schools for
another meeting that afternoon. On
September twenty-fifth and Septem
ber twenty-sixth, the student teach
ers assisted in registration and dis
tribution of books in their class
The secondary school group, unde?r
the supervision of Mr. Henry Grady
Owens, is assisting at Gray and
Re5Tiolds High Schools. This group
consists of Mary El!en> Byrd, Eng
lish; Betty Jean Jones, home eco
nomics; Helen Phillips, social stu
dies; Alyce Stevens, home economies;
Edith Stovall, math; and Hazel
Watts, social studies.
■The elementary/ group supervised
by Dr. Noble R. McEwen assists at
Central. Ardmore and Granville
grammar schools. Members of this
group and their respective grades
are Peggy Bollin, first grade; Fran
ces Crowell, fifth grade; Luanne
Davis, second -grade; Betty Gran
tham, fifth grade; Mildred Garrison,
second grade; Marie Griffin, third
grade; Emily Harris, third grade;
Dorothy Kiser, fourth grade; and
Nancy Moss, thirel grade. Both the
elementary and the secondary grou{)s
will teach from November sixth to
December eighth. /
Miss Evangeline Tubbs is super
vising the public school music group.
Mamie Herring is observing for a
wx^'ek anel will be joined later by
Eloise Hege, Eugenia Shore and
Polly Starbuck who will be assigned
work in the classrooms in preparation
for tejaching public school music.
Those in the secondary group will
assist from Octobe'r thirtieth to
December fourteenth and the ele-
mentHry group will assist from
March twenty-sixth toMa y fourth.
Alumnae Club Will Meet
The Winston-Salem Club of Salem
Alumnae vill meet at eight-thirty,
Thursday evening, October 5, 1944,
ij) the Old Chape] at Salem College.
All faculty members are invited to
Mrs. John R. Cunningham, Presi
dent of the Salem College Alumnae
Association, and Miss Ivy Hixson,
Academic Dean of Salem College,
will speak. Miss Margaret Vardell
will offer original music. “Songs of
A Century Ago” will be given by
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bair, Misses
Jane Frazier, Catherine Bunn,
Frances Elam and Elizabeth John
ston, in costume.
Class of IQ44
Gives Books
An outstanding addition to the
Salem library i« the tem volume
set of The Complete Works of Percy
Bysshe Shelley. The beautiful green
buckram-bound volumes were pre
sented to the library by the Class of
1944. The; set includes four volumes
of Shelley’s poems, three volumes of
his prose, and three volumes of his
correspondence. The books are con
sidered a valuable asset to the de
finitive collections of the library.
Among other additions recently
maele to the library are a numbejf of
books now in popular demand. They
Razor’s £dge by W. Somerset Maug
A young flyer of the first World
War returning to his home in Chi
cago in 1919 suddenly becomes con
scious of a feeling of unrest. He
goes to Paris and then to India and
succeeds, to some extent, in finding
personal peace. Mr. Maugham pre
sents this superb character study in
his usual skillful manner. His deerp
excursions into philosophy are in
triguing and fit in neatly with the
story. The characterizations are
sparkling and the dialogue smart and
Yankee From Olympns by Catherine
Drinker Bowen.
This story of the great soldier and
judge, Justice Oliver Wendell
Holmes, is brought before us with
startling vividness. Justice Holmes
was a man of ideas and action, but
his greatness lay in his manner of
mejeting life. The words of hope and
faith of a man who demonstrated
a genius for living and for finding
and exerting himself to his maximum
usefulness are peculiarly fitting to
times like these.
The Time For Decision by Sumner
. In this book the great statesman,'
Sumner Welles, proposes a definite
plan for world organization. In
sisting that the foundatiems for
World War II were laid in the years
following the Tre'aty of Versailles,
Mr. Welles reviews the events of the
last twenty-six years and points out
how this war might have been avoid
ed. He presents a clear picture of
United States foreign relations dur
ing that period. It is,an authoritatdve
and revealing book written in a uni
que and accomplished manner.
Fair Stood the Wind for France by
H. E. Bates.
(Cont. on page four)
Founders’ Day Tea
To Be Held
The Winston-Salem Club of Salem
Alumnae has invited the seniors and
the .new students of both Salem
Academy and College to a tea to bo
held in the Old Tavern from 3:30 to
5:30 on October 6th, Founder’s Day.
M-s. T. Holt Haywood, 8ece)nd
Vice-President of the Salem College
Alumnae Association, whose special
concern is student-alumnae relation
ships, has made arrangements wheie-
by the Winston-Salem Alumnae will
entertain in the historic Tavern on
^lain Strefet which has recently been
restored and furnished by the Wac
hovia Historical Society. Mrs. Agnew
Bahnson, Sr. is president of the
local _ alumnae and some twenty
hostesses will welcome the guests.
This is a fitting scene for Founders’
Day and some 250 students are ex-
The Wachovia Museum on tT’?
Salem Square will also be open a
special courtesy to the students
Mary Coons was elected off-campus
vice-president of the Student Body
on Wednesday, September 27th, in
an election held in Main Hall. Ap
proximately 60 per cent of the soph
omore, ji^nior and senior classes
voted in this election.
Mary, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Coons of 608 Stratford
R'oad, Winston-Salem, defeated Edith
Stovall, also of Winston-Salem.
Mary came to Salem last year ai,
a transfer from Saint Mary’s. She
is a music major and an outstanding
student, having made the Dean’s
List last year. She was also presi
dent of the German Club and a
member of the Choral ensemble, the
chapel committee, and the hockey
team. This year she is a member
of the I. R. S., a senior advisor, a
member of the judicial board of
Student Government, and is on the
Y. W. C. A. publicity committee.
The election was held this fall
to fill the vacancy left by Mary
Alice Neilson, named off-campus
vice-president in the election last
spring. Mary Alice did not return
to Salem this year.
Bowman Gray Students
Graduate on Sept. 25
The Bowman Gray School of Med
icine of Wake Forest College pre
sented in graduation the Class of
1944, September 24 and 25. The
Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered
at the First Baptist Church on Sun-
day, September 24, at elfiven o’clock,
by Dr. John R. Cunningham, Presi
dent of Davidson College.
The graduation exercises were held
on Monday night at eight-thirty o’
clock in tire Reynolds’ Auditorium.
The faculty followed the class in
academic procession. Among the
graduates was Sarah Sands, a
graduate of Salem, class of 1944.
The Rev. Cox of St. Paul’s Epis
copal Church gave the invocation,
and then Dean Coy Carpenter, who
was presiding, introduced Governor
Broughton. Governor Broughton pre
sented Mr. Thomas Morgan, Presi
dent of the Sperry Corporation who
spoke to the class on the present'
wartime and postwar needs of in
dustry for the medical profession.
Mr. Morgan's address was followed
by music performed by the Mills
Home Band of Thomasville, North
The presenting of elegrees and cer
tificates by Governor Broughton
was an impressive part of the cere
mony witli those receiving degrees
taking the inspiring Hippocratic
Oath. The Rev. Cox closed the ser
vice with the benediction.
Nell Jane Griffin
Is Lab Assistant
Nell Jane Griffin has been ap
pointed student assistant in the
Science Departniemt, it was an
nounced by Professor Charles Ileg-
gins, head of the department.
Nell Jane a major in biology and
chemisty, is in her junior year,
and has been an honor studeftit since
her arrival at Salem. She holds the
office of treasurer of the Student
Government Association and is a
Senior Marshall. As student assis
tant in the Science D!?partment,
Nell Jane will assist in laboatory in
struction and the development of
prejects in the laboratory.

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