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    SALEM college: UpRARY
Winstoa-Salcm, Norti^^iin*
VOL. XXV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. Q., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1944. Number 3.
Dr. Rudedge Captivates Audience
With Tales And Personal Views
DISTINGUISHED SOUTHERN
POET INTERPRETS
PLANTATION LIFE
Archibald Eutledgs, beloved poet
of the South, spoke to a large as
sembly of Salem College and
Academy students at Chapel on
Thursday, October 4.
Dr. Rondthaler introduced Mr.
Rutledge briefly as a bc'loved South
erner, a renowned poet, a distin-
quished American, and a friend. The
tall, thin, and gray Southern gentle
man then addressed the assembly
with a few of bin poems, and stories
of the well-known old Hampton plan
tation which he has restored recent
ly-
The eminent lecturer and writer
presented his interpretation of plan
tation life and our southern heritage.
Mr. Rutledge spoke fondly of his
old plantation and its history, and of
the' symbolic traces there of our fore
fathers’ simple life. He also com
pared the rich heritage of Salem
likewise, in regard to the coming
Pounders Day Celebration.
The poet spoke of the beauties
of the natural surroundings at his
plantation, and the deeper apprecia
tion for the mystery of wild nature
which they have taught. He told
also of the simple philosophy and
■wisdom of the humble folk who con
tinue to live in these isolated parts
and retain many of the old funda
mentals of living of their fathers.
He recited several of his poems in
connection with his topic: “Life as
a Kiver”, “Your Dear Night”, and
“Eternity of Love.”
Mr. Rutledge stated that the
sturdy buildings still standing solid
ly exemplify the strong moral nature
of those earlier Americans, and
closed with the statement: “Any
thing must “have a strong moral
foundation in order to be lasting
and enduring.”
Sophomore Court
Abandoned For Year
At a required meeting of all
Sopliomore boarding students Thurs
day night in the Day Student Cen
ter, Miss Bonney announced that
there will be no Sophomore Court
this year and stated that all haz
ing of freshmen must stop. The an
nouncement followed an, ultimatum
delivered to the sophomore class
the previous week that unless the
strenuous forma of hazing wer^i
stopped. Sophomore Court would be
abolished.
Miss Bonney said that the gener
al reputation of Salem had suffer
ed because of hazing which she
pointed out had “gone beyond the
level of good, clean fun.” She de
clared that the administration has
(Cont. on page six)
Mr, Bair Gets
Music Honor
Mr. Clifford E. Bair will bo in
ducted into the American Academy
of Teachers of Singing at the din
ner meeting at the Harvard Club in
New York City, October 10.
Mr. Bair is the 32nd member to
be inducted to this professional or
ganization, whose entire member
ship is limited to forty. Members are
carefully selected from voice teach
ers all over the country and must be
passed upon by other members of
the club. The purpbse ofi,the organi
zation is to further teaching in the
field of music and to publicize re
search work done in this field for the
advancement of musy; teachers as a
whole.
For two years Mr. Bair served
as National Chairman of Opera for
the Federation of Music Clubs, and
this spring was elected regional gov
ernor of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing.
This latest honor evidences the
fact that his accomplishments have
been recognized by some of the
most outstanding voice teachers in
the nation, most of whom are locat
ed in and around New York. Mr.
Bair and one other man from .Ten
nessee are the only ones to be
elected outside of metropolitan New
York.
In the current issue of The Na
tional Music Council Bulletin, found
in the Salenf library, is an article
by Mr. Bair on the subject of Ameri
can opera. This magazine represents
all national music organizations. The
article is compiled from correspon-
Hughes, nationally known piano
dence between Mr. Bair and Edwin
teacher.
Dr. Jordan to Speak
On France Wednesday
“Is There any Hope for France?”
will be the topic of discussion at
the International Relations Club
meeting Wednesday night, October
11. Dr. Howard Jordan, acting head
of the modern language department,
will be guest speaker.
The meeting will be in the living
room of Bitting Dormitory at 7:00.
All students or faculty members who
are interested in international affairs
are urged to atend the meeting and
to i become members.
Throughout the year the club hopes
to have Dr. Anscombe, Dr. Confer,
and other guest speakers. They also
plan to get movies from the Office
of Flying Safety here in Winston-
Salem'; I
Mrs. Wilson
To Direct
Thomas To Sing
For Civic Music
Thomas L. Thomas, baritone,, will
open the Winston-Salem Civic Music
Series on next Thursday night, Oc
tober 12. Mr. Thomas is the young
est baritone principal of the Metro-
]K)litan^pera and has made appear
ances, as soloist with the New York
Philharmonie-Symphony' and with
otjier major orchestras. Ilis'engage
ments in recitals and concerts have
taken him to all parts of the United
States and to Canada. That he was
re-engaged in one city tliree times in
a singl^season is evidence of his
Lucile Newman Announces
New May Day Chairmen
Mrs. Russell Wilson, who recent
ly moved to Winston-Salem from
Beliot, Wise., is to be the new'"
director of the forthcoming produc
tions of tlie Pierette Players and
the Frsvshmen Dramatic Club.
Mrs. Wilson’s first venture into
the field of fine arts centered around
music rather than dramatics. She
earned her Bachelor of Music de
gree from Florida Southern College,
but later turned to dramatics and
received training along this line
at Emory University. After mov
ing to Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Wilson
studied professional dramatics under
George Chancellor, one' of -the old
Stewart Hall Players on Broadway.
In recent years Mrs. Wilson has
been active in the organization of
Little Theatre groups, and has served
as president and director of the
group formed in Beloit. Despite her
dramatic interests, how'ever, Mrs.
Wilson has also maintained her mus
ical interests and has participated in
piano ensemble composed of some
times seven or eight pianos.
Dr, N, McEwen
Announces Annual
Lecture Series
The 1944-4,') lecture series has been
released ,by Dr. Noble R. McEwen,
Chairman of the Lecture Series'Com
mittee. The program contains this
year a number of w'ell known per
sonalities representing a variety of
interests:
Emily kimbrough, author; Mar
garet Mead, ethnologist; Merril
Mueller, war correspondent; Harold
J. Brennan, artist; Edgar Lee Mas
ters, poet; and Humar Goschal,
native Indian. Plans for a sev’enth
lecturer are incomplete. Speakers
under consideration are J. Donald
Adams, editor of New York Times
Book Review; Dr. Gerald Wendt,
scientist; and William Lydgate,
editor of The Gallop Poll.
Emily Kimbrough, co-author of
Our Hearts Were Totmg and Gay,
will begin the series on November
9 with her lecture “Confessions of
A scapegoat.” Miss Kimbrough, who
also wrote We Took Our Hearts To
Hollywood, has been described by
Cornelia Otis Skinner as being
amusing for a number of reasons,
for her wit which is as sparkling as
it is kind, for her point of view,
which is blessed with a quality of
freshness and buoyancy, and for
the amazing things which are always
happening to her.”
Margaret Mead, noted ethnologist,
will be he're early in December to
lecture on “Women, Primitive and
Modern.” Dr. Mead is a specialist in
education and culture, relationship
between character structure and
social forms, and personality.
America’s most “blitzed” cor
respondent, Merril Mueller, W'ho is
reporter for NBC and Newsweek
and is now assigned to Eisenhower’s
staff, will lecture March 1. The only
reporter to circle the globe since
Pearl Harbor, Mr. Mueller is quali
fied to talk about his subject, “Re
port from the Fighting Fronts.”
Visiting on the campus two days
and lecturing on March 13 will be
Harold J. Brennan. Mr. Brennan,
head of the Fine Arts Department
at Westminster College and a design
er of jew'elry, will demonstrate the
(Cont. on page four)
pyffUlarity.
Radio listerers already know Mr.
Thomas through his appearance on
the Manhattan Merry-go-round and
other outstanding programs. He may
he heard next Sunday afternoon on
the program, ‘ ‘ Music Am(*rica Loves
Best.”
Mr. Thomas seems to possess the
dualities found in a great singer.
From the Winnipeg Free Press:
“Thomas L. Thomas makes a
splendid impression with his beauti
ful, resonant baritone and his all
round singing ability. He has ver
satility, a fund of humor and sym
pathy. His taste is fine, and he ex
cels in dramatic sense.”
Salemites may expect to be rich
ly entertained at the first concert of
the season.
Other concerts scheduled for this
season are as follows: Patrice Mun-
sel, coloratura soprano, Friday, No
vember 3; Simon Barere, pianist,
Tuesday, January 9; New York City
(Cont. on page four)
Slo4iti ^e4Aj4>
by Hazel Watts
The Allies are pushing the Ger
mans hard on the Western front but
the Germans are holding their lines
fairly well. ’ The break-throughs
have been small and a strong one
has not been sufficiently established.
The Germans have used their usual
strategy of counterattack but the
Allies have beaten them back. How
soon the break-through comes de
pends upon how soon the (Jermans
can be beaten. If the break-through
does not come soon the Germans
cannot be defeated this winter ac
cording to military strategists. Gen
eral Hodges has predicted many
bloody battles on the Rhine no mat
ter when the break comes.
The ITussians have joined General
Tito’s guerilla forces in Yugoslavia
and they are expected to rout the
Germans from aU their jwsitions in
the area. The combined forces will
probably push up into Hungary and
Austria after clearing Yugoslavia.
The hard fighting still continues in
the South Pacific in the Palau group.
This group of islands is near the
Philippines and the fighting there is
considered as the beginning of Mac-
Arthur’s fight to regain the Philip
pines.
(Cont. on page five)
■jje
May Day Committee heads have
been announced by Lucile Newman,
Chairman of Salem May Day for
1945. The departments and their
heads are as follows: Vice-Chairman,
Helen Robbins; Finances, Luanne
Davis; Dresses, Anne Sauls; Flowers,
Bettye Bell; Music, Jane Frazier;
Properties, Betty Harris; Dances,
Emily Harris; Publicity, Janie Mul-
hollem; Nominations, Coit Redfearn;
Programs, Virtie Stroup; Costumes,
“Snookie” Willis; rind “Wee Blue
Inn,” Peggy Witherington.
Chairman Lucile Newman of Win
ston-Salem was Publicity Chairman
of May Day last year and also took
part in the pageaih-. Other offices
w'hich she held were Associate Editor
of the Salemite and Art Editor of
the annual.
Helen Robbins, Vice-Chairman, is
from Rocky Mount. Last year Helen
was on the “Y” Cabinet, a mem
ber of the Salemite staff and a mem
ber of the riding and Spanish Clubs.
This year she is golf manager,'presi
dent of the Pierettes a member of
the riding club and the “ Y” Cabinet.
She is also on the chapel program
committee.
Bettye Bell of Towson, Maryland,
who was a feature girl in the annual
last year, and a member of the Fresh
men Dramatic Club, the German Club,
and the riding club, is on the business
staff of the Salemite this year and
is a member of the Pierettes.
Ann Sauls, of Charlotte, is major
ing in Spanish at Salem. She was
in the May Day pageant last year.
This year Anne is vice-president of
the Spanish Club.
Luanne Davis, Finance Chairman,
was on the judicial board of the
Student Government last year, sec
retary of the Spanish Club, and a
member of the business staff of the
annual. This year »she is secretary of
the senior class, president of the
Spanish Club, and Assistant Editor
of Sights and Insights.
Ja^e Frazier, head of the music
committee, is from Winston-Salem.
Last year, aside from being business
manager of the Choral Ensemble,
Jane appeared as Laetitia in the
opera The Old Maid and the Thief,
presented by Salem College under
the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem.
This past summer she appeared in
the title role of Maria in the Don
izetti opera The Daughter of the
Rigiment, at the Piedmont Festival.
This year Jane, who is president of
the Choral Ensemble, has her own
radio program on Monday, Wednes
day, and Friday nights.
Properties arc under the manage
ment of Betty Harris, home econo
mics major, from Hickory, N. C.
Last year Betty was a member of'
the riding club and won the riding
cup for the year. She W'as also on the
Salemite business staff. She is a
member of both organizations again
this year.
Emily Harris of' Leaksville, in
(ConUnued on Page Six)
Bair and Students
Entertain Alumnae
Real wit was displayed by five
‘ ‘ Salemites” at the Alumnae Associa
tion meeting in Memorial Hall last
evening. Mr. Bair, his wife, and
his three protegees, Katherine Bunn,
Frances Elam, and Jane Frazier, put
on a show that would have had the
eyes of the student body literally
out on stems.
Magnificently protruding, Mr. Bair
and the ensemble presented a group
of nineteenth century parlor songs
that had tha audience in the aisles.
The coquette, Frances Elam, a new
junior at Salem attired in a co
quettish “yallow” period costume,
. (Cont. on page six)
    

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