Watch it! It’s Friday the 13th SALEM COLLEGE LIBRARY Win^toa-Soirxii, Nottit Caraiina You Might Grow Up To Be A Mule! VOL. XXV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1944. Number. 4. T. L Thomas Will Sing Thursday, October 19 THOMAS L. THOMAS, BARITONE The opening concert of the Win- ston-Salem Civic Music Series was postponed until Thursday night, October 19, due to the illness of Thomas L. Thomas, youngest bari tone principal of the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Thomas was to have sung last Thursday night, October 12, but contracted a cold and was unable to appear. Mr. Thomas has made appearances as sojoist witli many major orches tras, among them being the New i^ork Philharmonic Symphony, and way be heard regularly on the radio program, Manhattan M e r r y-G o- Bound. pther concerts scheduled for this season are as follows: Patrice Munsel, colora'tura soprano, November 3; Simon Barere, pianist, January 9; New York City Opera Company in “The Gypsy Baron,” February T4; Joseph Szigeti, violinist, March 9; and the Cleveland Sypmphony Orch estra, March 24. HOME EC CLUB INSTALLS NEW MEMBERS Twenty new members were in stalled at the year’s first meeting of the Home Economics Club, Tues day night in the Lizora Fortune Hanes Building. About fifty old and new girls attended. Dean Vardell I mprovises “Anyone can improvise; in time it gets to be as natural a reflex as talking,” modestly stated Dean Var dell at Assembly Tuesday. His an nual hour of organ improvisation has become a much-a»ticipated Salem tradition. ' An announcement by Dr. Kond- thaler, reminding students to keep off the grass, prompted Dean Var dell to play as his first improvisa tion a march, entitled “Keep off the Grass.” It appropriately illustrated two second intervals for “corner cutting.” called “pedal point,” invented es- He explained the use of a device pecially for “lazy organists.” This Was followed by “Adventures with a Pedal” and “Adventures with , a Note”. In the first, one pedal was sustained, and in the second, one keyboard note. H? played “something without a name” and a very dissonant composi tion in the “modern vein.” Next was “a dance of some sort or other,” a light, vivacious number. Dean Vardell ended his improvi sations by enlarging upon a theme suggested by members of the senior class, who supplied a series of seven notes. The “lugubrious” melody ended in a snappy march tempo, giving a final zest to the entire program. 2>ecuilUt&3ba6Jted> aillHIIIIHIIIIBIIIIBIIilBIIIBIIIB'JIBIIIB"""''"*'"' IVERS. HOLDER AND LIBBY, JR. RETURN HOME Mrs. Edward M. Holder and her little daughter, Elizabeth Jerome Holder, Jr. returned to their home at 830 South Main Street from the hospital Wednes day, October 11. They expect to remain there until the first of November, when they will return to Greensboro. Mrs. Holder says she thinks her daughter will be a musician when she grows up, for she has a very good set of lungs. She’s starting out with the boys young, too, for at the ripe old age of three days she received her first corsage from three young men ages two, four, and seven years, respec tively. SPANISH CLUB The first meeting of the Spanish Club will be held Wednesday night, October 18, in the recreation room of Bitting Dormitory, at 7:00. All old members are urged to be present. This is a special invitation to all new Spanish students and also to all students'who do not take Spanish but are interested. SECRETARIAL CLASS PLANS PICNIC Members of the Secretarial Class are making plans for a picnic to night at Mrs. Theodore Rondthaler’s home in Clemmons. Highlights of the evening will be a square dance and a hay ride. DR. MORGAN Dr. F. Crosley Morgan, who is conducting a series of Bible lectures at the Home Church next week, will be sponsored by the Salem Y. W. C. A. for his lecture on Tuesday night, October 17. All Salem girls are es pecially urged to attend on that night. Mrs. Lg To Be Dean of Sweet Briar To Speak on Honors Day Mrs. Mary Ely Lyman, author, scholar, and beloved dean of Sweet Briar College, will be guest speaker in assembly on “Honors Day”, Thursday, October 19. Miss Ivy Hixon w'ill read the list of students who made Class Honors last year, and 'the Dean’s list of the second semester. 'Class Honors are awarded to any stu dent maintaining, for one year, a high standard of scholarship. This list is approved by a vote of the faculty. The students on the Dean’s List have made an average of B plus or higher. Mrs. Lyman is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and has studied at Union Theological Seminary .She has her B. D. and Ph. degrees and has taught religion at Vassar and at Union Theological Seminary. She has written several books on re ligious topics and is a woman of liigh intellectual attainment. For the past several years she has been Academic Dean at Sweet Briar Col lege. Mrs. Lyman is a i>ersonal friend of both Miss Katherine Bonney and Miss Lelia Graham Marsh here at Salem. Miss Bonney is one of Mrs. Lyman’s formeT pupils. Traveling "Y” Leader To Talk For WSSF Freshman Will Have Overnight “Freshmen are permitted to have one overnight absence before mid semester grades are available. Then if passing their work they may have three overnight absences the first semester, and five overnight absences the second. Freshmen with a C plus average may have seven overnight absences second semester.” The above measure was passed un animously by the Legislative Board of Student Government at a call meeting held last night in the Day Student Center. At the meeting the group elected Wink Wall to be secretary of the Board for the year. Slants Oft By Hazel Watts The news from France is that Aachen, the famous town where many Teutonic kinds were crowned, is almost surrounded.- Hitler has ordered his German troops to fight “to the last nipn.” The Allies have decided that Aachen shall be com pletely destroyed unless the Germans surrender. The main assault is ex pected to begin immediately. While fierce fighting in Italy con tinues, the British are sending more troops into Greece. The Germans have withdrawn from some of their positions but are resisting stubborn ly in other sectors. It looks now as though there is a possibility of the whole of Greece being liberated by the first of November. The Russians are using a two pronged drive: the upper prong has thrust into the Baltic states of Lativa and Lithuania and the lower prong is nearing Greece. The Rus sians are now only fourteen miles from the great port of Memel and they are pushing hard to cut off the Germans there. In the Pacific the Navy is living up to its tradition of hitting its target. The Third Fleet struck at enemy positions in the Marcus Is lands and Admiral Nimitz led a surprise raid on the Ryukyu Islands south of Japan. The air'forces, mean- w'hile, bombed Zamboanga, Mindanao in the Philippines. The political circus continued this week when Dewey accused the Presi dent of accepting the support of Communists in a biting speech de livered at Charleston, West Vir ginia. President Roosevelt answered his opponent in an adress to Dem ocratic party workers with a state ment to the effect that he was not being supported by the Communists. He also said that he still favored private enterprise. During the com ing week both candidates are ex pected to speak of foreign affairs. The serviceman all over the world is voting. Ballots have top priority over all mail. Men are filling out their ballots while they wait at their battle stations, as they move in on landing barges to establish beach heads, and as they patrol the wide waters of the Pacific. There is no way of knowing how the voting is going but according to unofficial re ports the President seems to be lead ing. (Continued on Page Three) Dr. Confer Likes Salem’s Traditions By Senora Lindsay “History in theory touches all fields of study since it is the re cord of all man has done and thought,” gays Dr. Carl V. Confer, the new associate professor of his tory at Salem, in expressing his opinion of the importance of his tory in our curriculum. Following up his boyhood i;iter- ests which had a tendency towards the paths of history, Dr. Confer attended the UniveTsities of De Pauw and Pennsylvania and re ceived his M. A. degrees in that subject. He has narrowed down this vast field somewhat and dir ected his talents particularly to the study of French social and colonial history. In order to acquire first hand knowledge of the field. Dr. Confer spent six months in France and England as a Harrison Fellow in history from the University of Pennsylvania. In France he applied himself to research in archives and interviewing French contemporaries of Marshal Lyautey, a French em pire builder, whose biography he hopes to write. At the present Dr. . DR. CARL V. CONFER Confer is preparing for publication an article, “Ras-el-Een: A Study of Conflicts in Imperialism.” His time abroad, however, was not spent entirely in research, for in discussing other impressions. Dr. Confer remarked, “I enjoyed visits to the French and English country sides, especially to Brittany and the Cotswolds.” When asked about outside hobbies, he leaned back in his chair and, smil ing, began to talk about tennis-his pride and joy. Since he has been at Salem, he has been rounding up otl^r faculty members and students to join him down on the athletic grounds for a game, and, to quote one of the students, “He has some serve!” In answering the question always put to a newcomer, “How do you like Salem?”, Dr. Confer said that he was afraid that anything he would say, in spite of its sincerity, might seem trite because Salem Col lege must evoke similar reactions from its new friends. In expressing himself, he says, “Salem has an atmosphere of its own—^probably felt unconsciously by girls who have spent all their college days here and much more consciously by those who come in from the outside. As a his torian, I’m especially appreciative of the traditions and atmosphere here.” MISS ALICIA COFFIN Launching the AVorld Student Service Fund Drive at Salem this fall, Miss Alicia Coffin, traveling secretary for the W. S. S. F., will speak in Assembly on Tuesday, Oc tober 17th. “Snookie” Willis, chair man of the drive, which is under the sj)onsorship of the Y. W. C. A., has announced that Salem’s goal for 1944-45 is $500. The national goal for this year is $500,000. Miss Coffin will discuss the work of the W. S. >S. F., a world organ ization for aid to college students and for the fostering of internation al understanding. The organization, which has headquarters in Switzer land, is at the present actively con cerned with aid to Chinese students, European prisoners of war, military internees, and students throughout the world who have been uprooted by the war. In addition to furnishing books, study materials and scholar ship aid and establishing student re habilitation centers and student ex changes, the organization also pro vides supplemental material a.s food, clothing, housing, and medical re lief. Mauze Tells Of Rich Man Dr. George Mauze’, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, presented the story of “The Kich Young Euler,” At assembly Thursday morn ing. Dr. Mauze based his words on the text found in Matthew 19, verses 16 through 22. He told in the first person of the reminiscence of his youth by an old man. Although en dowed with every worldly desire, the man was always taunted by a sense of uncertainty and of life’s mystery. Once, in the marketplace, he heard a young Gallilean speak of the King dom of Righteousness. He determined to know more of this prophet, and seeing Him one morning with His followers, he ran in pursuit. The Master told the young ruler to go sell his riches and give to the poor and then to come follow Him. He told also of the cross which awaited Him in Jerusalem. Lacking courage, the young man could not forsake his life of pleasures but turned away, never to see Jesus again. Now an old man, the rich ruler was still unsatisfied and groping for a meaning to life. He was “a man without a leader.” Dr. Mauze concluded his enlight ening story with a prayer that we may accept the challenge and follow the Master.