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Friday the 13th
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You Might Grow
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Number. 4.
T. L Thomas Will Sing
Thursday, October 19
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-
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.
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
“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
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
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
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.
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. 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
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
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
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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