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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 20, 1944.
Number 5.
Editor Appoints 31
Permanent Reporters
Mcfmbers of the news and feature
staffs for the Salemite, 1944-45, were
selected at a meeting of the editors
Wednesday afternoon.
Marguerite Mullin, a SCTiior from
Tazewell, Virginia, was appointed
Feature Editor. She fills the vacancy
caused by Senora Lindsey’s resigna
tion last spring.
New additions to the staff are:
Taylor, Margarcft Fisher,
Rosamund Putzel, Connie Scoggin,
Maria Hicks, Peggy Davis, Jane
Bell, Sheffield Liles, and Lois
Staff members of last year who
were reappointed arc: Senora Lind
sey, Frances Law, Martha Boat
wright, Helen Thomas, Bernice Bunn,
Catherine Bunn, Janie Mulhollem,
Coit Redfearn, Adele Chase, Janet
Johnston, Rosalind Clark, Genevieve
Fransier, Margaret Williams, Mar
garet Styres, Sarah Hege, Lynn Wil-
liard, Nell Jane Griffin, Lucile New-
mna, Jane Lovelace, and Martha
Lou Heitman.
Other girls who wish to work on
the paper will be accepted as staff
members after two of their articles
are printed.
All organizations on camjras are
asked to elect reporters immediately
and turn in the lists to Miss Kirk
All seniors must have iheir write
ups for tliiv Sights and Insights in
by Sat. October 21st. These should
include name, home town, degree
(major), and all organizations to
which they have belonged. Hand
these in to Betty Jean Jones, 207
The He'd Cross Room is open every
afternoon and night, except Satur
day and Sunday, for the purpose of
rolling bandages. Salem’s quota for
October is 7500 2” by 2” bandages,
and so far only 2500 of these have
been done. If (?ach Salemite gives
one hour per week of her time, the
quota can be reached and she will
be helpiag hw friends overseas.
Mr. Bair returned Wednesday from
New York City, where he was induct
ed into th^ American Academy of
Teachets of Singing, October 10. He
is the thirty-second member of this
professional organization, whose en
tire membership is limited to forty.
The Executive Board of the Stu
dent Government Association has
set the date for the installation of
all n(fw students. The service will
take place next Thursday night,
October 26, at 7 o’clock in the OM
The first dance of the year will
be held in the gymnasium Saturday
night, October 28. The hours will
be from 8 o’clock until 11:45. As is
customary, the Student Govtefrnment
will sponsor this first dance.
Committee chairmen have been
appointed by Nell Denning. They
are: Mary Coons, decorations; Peggy
Witherington, publicity; Molly Bosc-
man, invitations; Senora Lindsey,
refreshments; and Eva Martin Bul
lock, music.
Secretarial students enjoyed a
picnic supper last Friday night at
the home of Mrs. Theodore Rond-
thaler in Cl(?mmons. Because of rain
the supper wa.s served in the large
playroom upstairs. Mrs. Kondthaler
had invited a group of boys to come
in for the supper.
By Hazel Watts
On the western front the Allies
art? advancing slowly. The British
have taken three Dutch towns from
the Germans while the Americans
are completing . mopping-up opera
tions in and around Aachen. The
Allies are being sternly opposed by
the Nazis who are desparately at
tempting to stem the inevitable tide.
Counter - attack and delaying ac
tions are the chi«f methods used by
the Germans. The British are over
coming the opposition in their drive
toward Metz.
In Moscow, Prime Minister Win
ston Churchill and Anthony Eden
are still conferring with Stalin and
the leaders of the Polish Govern-
mcfnt - in - Exile. An agreement be
tween the Russians and the Poles is
expected to be reached in the im
mediate future. If the plan devised
proves to be acceptablc, a great pro
blem will be settled before the peace
table reckoning.
The Berlin radio has released hints
to the effect that all German troops
will be withdrawn from Greece short
ly. The outer ring of defense was
moved .it the* time of the invasion to
strengthen the inner ring. If the
Germans now withdraw, it will show
that German military leaders deem
ed it an unnecessary waste of mcfn
to endeavor to hold the remainder of
The Red Army is on the march
,again. As many as 750,000 men arc
thought to be in the drive to gain
East Prussia. To the south, the
Keds are making another assault
across the Carplathian Mountains
along a 170 mile front.
While the Reds push toward
Czechoslovakia, Hungary appears to
b(? disintegrating internally. Ad
miral Nicholas Horthy who has been
acting as regent of Hungary for
a number of years tendered his res
ignation. Admiral Horthy disappear
ed last winter and his location re
mained undisclosed.
The news of the hour is in the
Pacific. The Toyko radio has an
nounced that the Allies have in
vaded the Philippines. Although the
Nipponese invariably exaggerate as
to how many ships and men we lose,
they are fairly reliable as to where
we invade when. The announcement
stated thaat an Allied task force
had precipitated landings on the is
land of Suluan. As yet, the Allies
have neither confirmed nor denied
the report. Any month has its dis
advantages in the Philippines but
the month of October is the best
month for invasion. The Philipines
are healthier than Guadalcanal and
other Pacific islands. Obviously the
Allies have been waiting for the
proper atmospheric conditions to
strike at the Philippines. The air
(Cont. on page three)
Miss N. Kark
Draws, Dances,
And Loves Art
By Jane K. Bell
I climbed forty-six worn steps
passing three floors of rooms until
I arrived in the Art Department.
There I found Miss Naomi Kark,
our new assistant art professor. She
was in the midst of her young ar
tists personally telling each of them
just how to draw Lou Stack, their
model for the day. Through Miss
Kark is small, she stood out from
her students. She was dressed in a
gray suit which matched her eyes.
Miss Kark came to the United
States, (New Haven, Connecticut, to
be exact) from the Union of South
^frica, nine months before Pearl
Harbor. She studied art at Yale
University where she received her
A. B. and M. A. degrees. But to me
her past life was more interesting.
South Africa was her home until
she was In her third year in college.
She says South Africa is “not wilds
and a dark continent as people think
but it is very much like the States.”
The social customs are almost the
same. The young people ride horses,
play tennis and climb mountains as
we do. She says the only feature
that pertains to the wilds is a group
of slaves, freed in 1765, of Moham
medan religion, who wear very color
ful costumes but live harmless lives.
In 1939 Miss Kark traveled to
London, England. She says that
even then there was “an atmosphere
of tension in this dignified city.”
Her accent did not come from the
English, as I concluded, but is purely
^uth African.
Music and ballet dancing are her
hobbies although “art is a full-time
job.” Her mother, who is now in
South Africa, is also an artist and
paints portraits. When she and her
two brothers were small, they often
posed for their mother; therefore.
Miss Kark became acquainted with
paints at an early age. She became
interested in art immediately, and
has been elver since.
(Cont. on page three)
Miss Sarah K. Burrell
To Be Assistant Dean
Name Cast
Helen Robbins and Janie Mul-
hollen have been chosen by Mrs.
Russell Wilson, director, for the
leading parts in “Brief Music,” a
three-act play by Emmett Savery,
to be presented by the Pierettes in
December. Members of the support
ing cast will be Mary Lou Stack,
Coit Redfearn, Effie Ruth Maxwell,
Edith Longest, and Martha Boat
Selections were made after try
outs, open to all Pierettes, were held
Monday night, October 16.
“Brief Music” is a straightfor
ward comedy of life in a woman’s
college. It presents a discerning
study of the characters of seven
girls through three years of college.
Since it appraises contemporary
college life, it is esi>eeially suitable
for a campus presentation.
Miss Coffin
Begins Drive
Miss Alicia Coffin, traveling sec
retary for the World Student Ser
vice Fund of Virginia, North Caro
lina, Kentucky, and Georgia, spoke
to a large assembly of Salem Col
lege students at Chapel October 10.
Miss Elizabeth Willis introduced
Miss Coffin as a brillant graduate
of the University of Maine in the
class of 1943 and also as a post
graduate student of the University
of Nebraska.
Miss Coffin discussed the three
barriers of education in the world
today. She asked what our reaction
would be if we were a prisoner of
war, a Chinese student, or a student
in Europe who could not move
from one country to another as fast
as the enemy.
Miss Coffin told of the help render
ed by the World Student Service
Fund in each of the situations above.
In German prison camps, the Amer
ican prisoners are sent books, games,
stationery, and other materials. In
Switzerland and other neutral count
ries, tuitions are paid for the people
who cannot afford a college educa
tion. In China, student centers are
Miss Coffin concluded that “all
the darkness in the world cannot put
out the light of one small candle.”
Thomcis L* ThoYnus Gives Gracious Interview
‘Singing to me is like playing the Manhattan Merry-Go-Round and
baseball to an American boy. One
never asks him why ho plays, he just
plays. To a Welsh man, singing comes
as easy as breathing and almost as
soon,” said Thomas L. Thomas, whose
concert we enjoyed last night.
He was born in South Wales, Eng
land, and came to America when he
was ten years old. He has studied for
a career all his life, beginning with
Welsh songs which he sings by ear
as effortless as he sang “Non piu
Andrai” by Mozart.
He spends the time between trips
to New York on Sunday nights for
to Dehoit for a Tuesday night show
on a farm in Clinton, New Jersey.
“That is where I pay my taxes!”
he explained. For al! who asked, he
is NOT married.
On inquiry of his opinion of Frank
Sinatra he said, “He is doing al!
right, isn’t hef” Mr. Thomas says
he has no favorite song, but likes
“just music.” While signing pro
grams backstage, he proved that
he had as much real personality
as he showed his audience. One
would have never guessed that he
was “singing over a cold.” He
was very generous with his en
cores. Among them were “Shadrack,
Meshack, Abemdnigo,” “Daniel in the
Lions Den,” “Kitty O’Toole,” and
‘ ‘ The Flea.” He refuses graciously
all invitations after his concerts,
because he explains, “I am soaking
wet and only need a shower!”
After he had pleased all the ‘ ‘ John
Henry” seekers and given us much of
Miss Sarah Kathleen Burrell, form
erly of Winston-Salem, North Caro
lina, and now of Norfolk, Virginia,
will come to Salem in the near fut
ure to act as Assistant Dean of Res
idence, Dr. Rondthaler announced in
assembly yesterday.
Miss Burrell is at present em
ployed in the Signal Corps, Arling
ton, Virginia and will arrive at
Salem as soon as she is released by
her commanding officer. The release
was expected to go through by this
Miss Burrell attended R. J. Rey
nolds High School, Winston-Salem,
and is a graduate of Salem College.
She received her A. B. degree cum
laude in June, 1940. Her major
subjects were Latin and French.
An active student leader, Miss Bur
rell received many campus honors
while at Salem. She was a member
of the Order of the Scorpion, secret
honor society; a member of the
Student douncil; President of the
Day Students; and a member of the
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet and I. R. S.
Council. She received Senior Class
Honors and College Honors.
Since graduation,, Mis^ Burrell
has had a variety of experience. She
worked at the Naval Base in Nor
folk, Virginia, 1940-41. She did sec
retarial work in the Library, Wil
liam and Mary College, 1941-42. Since
then, she has been a member of the
Signal Corps, stationed .at Arlington,
Virginia, where she has recently had
duties as a supervisor.
Miss Burrell replaces Miss Lucille
Vest, who has been acting tempor
arily as Assistant Dean this fall.
Students Receive
Academic Honors
Dr. Mary Lyman, Academic Dean
of Sweet Briar College was guest
speaker at the celebration of Honor’s
Day in Thursday assembly.
Miss Ivy Hixson, Salem Academic
Dean, explained the varioxis types
of academic honors open to Salem
students, giving the ^[lames of those
girls who have received recognition.
The Honor Society, which was form
ed last year, now has four active
members among the student body:
Mary Lucy Baynes, Jane Frazier,
Mary Ellen Byrd, and Emily Harris.
Those who received Class Honors for
the year 1943-44 are: Mary Lucy
Baynes, Mary Ellen Byrd, Mary
Coons, Jane Frazier, Emily Harris,
Helen Phillips, Hazel Watts, and
Mary Alice Neilson of this year’s
senior class; Margaret Ardrey, Nell
Griffin, Eloise Hege, Sarah Hege,
Virginia Melver, Helen McMillan,
Sara Merritt, June Reid, Elizabeth
Willis, and Peggy Witherington of
this year’s junior class; Billie Rose
Beckerdite, Carol Beckwith, Betty
Cheatham, Rebecca Clapp, Janet
Johnston, Frances Law, Mary Ann
Linn, Rosamund Putzel, Coit Red
fearn, and Terrell Weaver of this
year’s sophomore class.
The Dean’s List for the last se
mester of the year 1943-44 contains
the following girls: Margaret Au
drey, Mary Lucy Baynes, Billie
Rose Beckerdite, Mary Ellen Byrd,
Rebecca Clapp, Jane Frazier, Emily
Harris, Sara Hege, I’rances Law,
Mary Ann Linn, Virginia McIver,
Helen McMillan, Rosamund Putzell,
and Hazel Watts.
Dr. Lyman emphasized that in
these distressing times it is impor
tant for real values to stand out—«
that college work must not be taken
lightly, for the “culture of the race
his valuable time, he shook
hands and said,,“It is a very pleasant I ]jes in the hands of the college stu-
job to speak to Salem girls!” dent of today.”

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