Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 3, 1944.
Freshmen Elect Class President;
House Presidents Are Chosen
Peggy Davis was elected president^-
of the Freshman class at a meeting
held today at 1:30. She defeated
john was chosen president of Hattie
John was chosen president of Hatie
M. Strong Dormitory, Annabel Allen
of Society Hall, Rosemary Cleveland
of Sister’s House, and Joanne Swasey
of Lehman Hall in elections held
'n the individual residences last
Peggy Davis is from Raleigh, N.
C. In High School, she was a popular
and outstanding student. During
her senior year, she was editor-in-
chief of the annual. Here at Salem,
^®Rgy hopes to receive a B. M. de
gree, majoring in organ.
Betsy Meiklejohn will be Strong’s
house president for this year. Betsy,
who works on the “Y” and the
Stee Gee claims Pawtucket, R. I.
as her home town.
Annabel Allen, the newly elected
house president of Society Hall, is
a science major from Wadesboro, N.
C. She is outstanding in athletics
and was captain of the freshman
basketball team last year.
Rosemary Cleveland, house presi
dent in Sister’s, is interested in
Writing and is a sophomore English
Major. She is from Swannanoa, N.
C. This year she is a member of the
Prench and Spanish clubs.
The Lehman house president,
Joanne Swasey, is also a sophomore
English major. Her home is in Alex
andria, Virginia, and her special in
terests are the “Y” and Girl Scouts.
On “Shining Hours”
Dr. D. R. Ware, introduced as an
‘‘old friend” of Salem, spoke in
Assembly, Tuesday, October 31. Dr.
Ware is pastor of the Ardmore
Methodist Church in Winston-Salem.
“The Shining Hour” was his
subject, and he presented it through
Various illustrations. He marvelled
at the magnificence of the human
spirit, especially on the battlefield.
Ware mentioned Napoleon’s
drummer boy who would not beat
retreat, the men at Valley Forge
and their “devotion to the ideals
they fought for,” Picket’s charg
ing at Gettysburg, and the Russian
sergeant "who on the cold plains
of Russia was an un named hero.”
I>r. Ware included many notables
in the field of literature and science.
Each one had his "shining hour”.
He wanted to know which would
he our "shining hour” — maybe
some vision of the high end of
which our spirit climbs. The world
is filled with spirits who rise. So
it was with the Master, Who had a
‘ shining hour”
Dr. Ware’s concluding thought
Was, an inquiry as to whether we
""^ere satisfied to follow’ a monoton
ous routine through accumulating
days and through years, or are
We going to change that routine
and make our own "shining hour?”
Red Cross Finishes
The campus quota of Red Cross
surgical dressings was completed
Tuesday for the month of October.
Our quota was 7500 dressings, and
the time alloted to complete these
dressings was only three weeks.
TJh,e qu)ata was rea^chied through
the excellent co-operation of stu
dents and faculty and through
extra hours given by the forty-five
Saturday and Sunday of last
week, the Red Cross room remain
ed open. If sufficent .interest is
shown and supervisors are willing
to give extra hours, it will continue
to be open over the week-ends.
Our quota for November has been
raised to 10,000. Because one quota
has been reached, there is no reason
to relax. All girls are urged to keep
on doing their share.
Mr. Bair to Give
On Monday, November 6, at 8:30
P. M., Clifford Bair, tenor, will ,be
heard in a recital in Memorial Hall,
Salem College. He will be assisted by
Miss Elizabeth Johnston, pianist.
This is the first concert which Mr.
Bair has given in this community in
over five years.
Mr. Bair, who is head of the
voice department at Salem, was re
cently inducted into the American
Academy of Teachers of Singing
and is a member of the National As
sociation of Teachers of Singing.
Mr. Bair is widely known for his
work in the opera field. He is
chairman of the executive board of
the National Committee for Opera
in America and has sung with the
Chicago Opera Company.
. Although Mr. Bair has gained
much recognition for his opera dir
ection work, he has also had con
siderable experience in the recital
field. He has been heard in recital
at the Studebaker Theatre in Chica
Mrs» Conrad Accepts
Mrs. Forest Conrad has, recently
accepted the position as 'secretary
in the office of the Academic Dean,
Miss Ivy Hixson.
Daphne Reich, who has been Miss
Hixson’s secretary for the past year,
left Salem this week to begin work
for her father.
Mrs. Conrad is originally from
Melbourne, Australia, and came to
the United States as a recent bride
only a few months ago. She is
making her home in Winston-Salem
for the duration, after which she
plans to return to Melbourne.
Dr. Vardell was absent from tlie
campus last week-end, during which
time he attended the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Festival of Chamb
er Music held in the Coolidge Aud
itorium in the Library of Congress,
Washington, D. C. The occasion was
in honor of Mrs. Coolidge’s eightieth
Miss Marion Blair, former mem
ber of the English Department, was
a visitor on Salem campus Monday.
This year Miss Blair is connect
ed with the University of North
Carolina at Chsipel Hill. She is
Vocational Adviser of all girls at
the University. In addition to this,
she is head of Spaight Hall which
IS the graduate dormitory.
Dr 0. V. Confer will be the guest
speaker of the International Re
lations Club at it’s second meeting,
November 9, at 7:00, in the living
room of Louisa Wilson Bitting
Dr. Confer, asociate professor of
history at Salem, will speak on
"Problems of Postwar Germany.”
All members of the club, and
other students, faculty members, and
friends who are interested in the
club are cordially invited to attend
Miss Hazel Read, artist violinist
and member of our faculty, gave a
]>rogram of \-iolin music at vespers,
Sunday evening, October 29.
Miss Read, accompanied by Miss
Elizabeth Johnston, gave as Her
selection: Prayer (from Octet) by
Schubert; Romance from the second
Wieniawski Concerto; Air for 6
String by Bach; and Schubert’s
Patrice Munsel, coloratura' soprano, who will sing here tonight.
Emily Kimbrough Opens Ninth Lecture Series
By Giving Her Confessions Of A Scap^oat
Realism Is Tide
Of Chalmers’ Talk
"Let’s be realistic” was the sub
ject of an address given by Dr. Allan
K. Chalmers, paster of the Broadway
Tabernacle in New York City. Dr.
Chalmers, who spoke at tlie request
of the International Relations Club
in assembly Thursday, is the nation’s
best know'n interpreter of the in
ternational relations movement.
First one must discover what it is
he wants to do and then he must
face the facts in order to work out
things as they should be worked out,
said Dr. Chalmers. What happens
today is not a result of occurrences
of yesterday, but rpther is a result
of what we plan for tomorrow.
We are getting ready now for
another war unless we can face real
istically our problems and not for
get the objective of ou futures. We
must combine together to make a
decent world, or the price of our
neglect will be the death of our
T ennisT ournament
In a thrilling three-set match
Sara Haltiwanger, of Winston-
Kinston (4-0), (6-2), (7-o), Wednes-
d'ay afternoon to win the Salem fall
tennis championship for 1914. She
will receive as award a tennis rac
quet given by Mr. David Weinland.
Both girls were closely matched,
and during the one and one-half
hours of play, the duel was undecid
ed to the last. Lois had match point
on Sara four times in the final set
before she surrendered to the hard
The fall singles tournament was
open to all students. In the semi
finals Wooten defeated Mary Holt
Hill and Haltiwanger w'on over
Emily Kimbrough opened the
Ninth Lecture Series at Salem
College by expressing her delight
that she now had a "trapped”
audience to which she could relate
her trip to Hollywood. After many
unsuccessful attempts of inviting
friends to dinner to tell them of
her trip and having to listen to
their trips to Hollywood instead.
Miss Kimbrough thrilled Salem
students with the account of her
Miss Kimbrough explained that
she chose such a lecture topic as
"Confessions of a Scapegoat” be
cause the very gravity of the days
in which we are now living makes
it a relief to excape for a few
minutes into the realms of absur
With that mot juste and that de
liberate pause before the climax of
each story, she went from one
humourous incident to another, pro
ving to her audience that she is
one of those rare individuals who
can laugh' at her own embarrass
ing and amusing situations. These
situations, she proved, occur fre-
After verbally taking her audience
to Hollywood, Miss Kimbrough told
her feeling when she was on the
movie set for the first day of the
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Patrice Munsel, soprano, will be
presented tonight at 8:30 in the
Reynolds Auditorium by The Civic
Music Association. The program
for this concert, the second of the
current series, was announced
Miss Munsel, ‘ ‘ baby coloratura”
of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
will have as her piano accompanist,
Stuart Ross. Flute obligato parts in
three numbers will be played by
The opening group includes: "All-
elujah” (Mozart); an aria, "Ah!
losso,” from "The Magic Flute”
(Mozart); and "Lo! Hear the
Gentle Lark” (Bishop), with flute
Next is an all French group, com
posed of "Chere Nuit” (Bachelet);
"Petite Poupee” (Poldini - La
Forgo); "Chanson de Marie Antoi
nette” (.Jacobson), and "Carnaval”
Miss Munsel’s long aria is from
the Mad Scene in "Lucia di Lam-
mermoor” (Donizetti). Flute obli
gato is again used.
Following intermission, Ross will
play "Theme and Variations”
(Corelli-Ross); "La Pileuse” (Raff),
and "EtAde di Concert” (Chamin-
The soprano’s fourth group con
tains "Swiss Echo Song” (Eckert);
‘ ‘ The Nightingale and the Rose”
(Rimsky - Korsakoff); and "The
Gypsy and the Bird” (Benedict),
with flute obligato.
Her final number will be the
aria "Ah! fors e lui,” from the
opera, "La Traviata” (Verdi).
F. D. Roosevelt
Mr. Roosevelt topped Mr. Dew'ey
President of the United States for
another term, Salem College stu
dents decided in the Salemite elec
tion held last week.
Mr. Roosevelt toped Mr. Dewey
in the election by 36 votes. The
count was: Roosevelt, 94; Dewey,
The vote, however, cannot be en
tirely indicative of Salem opinion
as only 152 outi of 350 girls voted.
Voting took place in Main Ilall
Friday through Monday.
By Hazel "Watts
The Chinese government . ques
tioned the sudden recalf of General
St(ilweU from thg Chine:^e-Burma
theater this woeki. His recall i^as
based on the simple reason that he
eould not longer accomplish -what
he set out to do. The Chinese, when
they understood the cause, accepted
the recall which left them with no
support other than Allied air sup
In the Philippines, the Allies and
Japanese are wrangling furiously
for Carigara, a village on Leyte. The
Americans were launching a heavy
tank assault which the Nipponese
stymied w'ith fresh reserves and
The Navy h.is announced that
United States submarines have sunk
eighteen more Japanese vessels. At
the same time, the Navy Depart
ment stated that we had lost the
U. S. S. Princeton, an aircraft car
rier, and that we had damaged: one
carrier, one transport, two destroy
ers, and one destroyer escort. The
extent of the damage was not given
for obvious reasons of safety.
While the Russians push to Buda
pest fighting weather, lerrain, aiid
tl|e Germans, the British and Cana
dian troops are wiping up the last
vestiges of resistance before the
final assault on Antwerp. Allied
supply ships arc steaming toward
the port of Antwerp in anticipa
tion of its fall.
Military strategists, who know
tlie strength of Allied assaults,
have been predicting the immedi
ate capitulation of Germany since
July. Their predictions were for
the first of November. They have
now changed their timing until the '
first of the year. ' Prime Minister
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