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169th Anniversary
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Salem College, Winston'-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 10, 1944.
Number 8.
Youth Lover
Will Speak
Here Again
Margaret Slattery, well-known
author, lover of youth, and student
of foreign affairs, will conduct
“Religious Emphasis Week” at
Salem College next week, November
13-17 under the auspices of the Y.
W. C. A.
On the campus last year for a
similar purpose, Miss Slattery’s dis
cussions were exceptionally well-
She will si>eak Monday through
Friday nights at seven o’clock in
the Day Student’s Center and will
speak in both assembly periods
next week. Following her nightly
talks, open discussions will be held.
Miss Slattery, a New England res
ident, has served her native state
of Massachusetts for many years
in the field of education. A former
Member of the State Board of Edu
cation, she is in great demand as
a consulant in the field of Christian
Her interests being international
in scope, she spent some time in
Europe during the first World War
and later studied youth problems
all over the world for a year. An
earnest student of foreign affairs,
she has served as delagate to several
international conferences.
Sen iors Present
Ivy and Tree
The traditional ivy and tree plant
ing by the Seniors was held Thurs
day morning at the regular chapel
Miss Josephine McLaughlin, pres
ident of the senior class, presented
Salem College a Siberian crab
apple tree which was planted in
back of Sister’s House. She also
presented some English ivy to the
schood on behalf of the class of
’45. This ivy was planted so it
■'vould climb the wall of Strong dor
mitory. Dr. Eondthaler accepted
these two gifts from the seniors on
behalf of Salem College.
According to tradition officers of
the class dropped pennies and threw
a shovelful of dirt over the roots
of the tree an the ivy.
At the close of the e-^ercises the
student body sang the Salem alma
New Legislative Board Passes
Petition For Later Dating Hours
mem. Court
To Be Named
The 1945 May Queen of Salem
College will be selected Wednesday
night, November 15, in the Old
Chapel. Following this election of
the May Queen, the Maid of Honor
will be chosen. On Thursday night,
November 16, the May Court will
be reviewed and voted upon. The
May Queen and the Maid of Honor
must be selected from the Senior
Class, but the court may come from
all four classes.
Suggestion boxes have been placed
in Main Hall and suggestions Must
be in the boxes by Saturday at 2
o’clock. If you wish to nominate
a girl for both May Queen and the
court, her name must be in both
boxes or she will not be accepted.
Results of the suggestion boxes
will be posted Sunday on the
bulletin boards of the dormitories.
All petitions must be handed in to
Coit Eedfearn by 10:30 Monday
Freshmen Elect
Other Class Officers
Jean Feuchtenberger was elected
vice-prpsident of the Freshman
Class on Tuesday, November 7, at
a meeting presided over by Peggy
Davis, the newly elected president.
Ann Dungan and Peggy Blum
were chosen to represent the class
on the Legislative Board of the
Student Government. Betty Lou
Ball was elected to the War Activi
ties Council.
^unsel Wanted To Whistle
“No! I wanted to whistle!” Tliis
^as the decided answer which
Patrice Munsel gave to an excited
''^oice major who asked, “Have
you always wanted to sing?” She
started whistling at the age of five
and even gave a whistling recital
when she was twelve. No, she never
even thought a great deal about
singing in the “Met”, “although
that is always in the back of every
young singer’s mind.”
She did remember making a half-
serious bet with her best girl friend
■"^hen they were attending a con
cert together. Jokingly they de
cided that the one who sang first
at the Metropolitan Opera in New
York would send the other one fif-
ten cents. To make the wager legal
they wrote the terms on a match
cover. “60/’ she said, “I sent
her fifteen cents.”
This information was given to ns
■while all the autograph seekers in
Winston-Salem were trying to
squeeze through the narrow hallway
where Patrice sat behind a table. As
she painstakingly signed each pro
gram thrust at her, she cheerfully
remarked that Sioux City was much
Worse. It was there that she thought
that she and her mother were going
to be “blotted” off the earth. When
someone opened a door they were
mashed against a wall by the crowd
which rushed in, and they barely
managed to escape with their lives.
While writing and talking, Patrice
occasionally glanced up at us
through real eyelashes which match
ed her silky black hair. In spite of
her youth, she was quite calm and
poised and seemed much more
mature than her stage personality
suggested. As a special favor to
Salem girls, she told us that her
lovely shell-pink dross came from
the bride shop at Bonwit Teller;
however, on that subject dearest to
a Salem girl’s heart, matrimony, she
was evasive. When asked whether
she was planning to be married, her
face dimpled into a smile and she
answered, “Yes, sooner or later,
mostly sooner, I hope.”
Patrice loves to eat, eats just
“loads”. She manages to eat as
well as sing by having her meal
about four hours before, giving a
To the question, ‘ ‘ Do you have
any good-luck charms?”, her prompt
reply was, “My mother.”
(Continued on Page Three)
New Members Added
To Legislative Body
The new members of the 'Legisla
tive Board of Student Government
which met for the first time this
year on Wednesday night, Novem
ber 8, are: Peggy Blum, day stu
dent representative of the freshman
class; Ann Dungan, rei>resentative
of the freshman class; Carol Beck
with, representative of the sopho
more class; Emma Lou James, day
student representative of the soph
omore class; Edith Trivett, day
student representative of the junior
class; Wink Wall, representative of
junior class; Edith Stovall, day
student representative of the senior
class; Adele Chase, representative
of the senior class; Emily Harris,
representative of the senior class;
Adele Chase, second floor Bitting;
Lib Beckwith, third floor Bitting;
Ruth Maxwell, first fioor Clewell;
Betty Parris, second floor Clewell;
Helen Spurill, third floor Clewell;
Peggy Smith, second floor Strong;
Barbara Folger, third floor Strong;
Betsy Mieklejohn, house president
of Strong; Beverly Newman,
Society; Annabel Allen, house presi
dent of Society; Betsy Long, Sisters;
Rosemary Cleveland, house president
of Sister’s; Peggy Sue Taylor, Leh
man; .loanne Swasey, house presi
dent of Lehman.
Bair, Johnston
Present Concert
Mr. Clifford Bair, lyric tenor, pre
sented an unusually -fine program,
accompanied by Miss Elizabeth
Johnston, Monday evening, No
vember 8, in Memorial Hal.
Well chosen for its warmth and
simplicity, the opening group of
songs consisted of “II mio core”
(Fedeli), “Chi vuole innamorarsi”
(Scarlatte), “Come Phyllis, Come”
(Ford), and “Sweet Kate” (Jones).
“Adelaide” (Beethoven) was the
dramatic highlight of the evening,
beautifully interpoted in a full, re-
sonat voice. “Wenn ich mit mems-
chen” (Brahms) demonstrated Mr.
Bair’s complete sincerity and mas
tery of lieder.
The more modern songs included:
The Island” and “In the Silent
Night” (Rachmaninoff), “D’une
Prison” (Panizza), “Chanson Nor-
vegienne” (Fourdrain), “If You
Have Forgotten” (Warren), “Dark
Days or Fair” (Vardell), “I Have
a House and Land” (Bax), and
■‘Yarmouth Fair” (Warlock).
Mr. Bair’s choice of encores was
especially pleasing to the enthusia
stic audience. Among those demon
strating his gift for acting and
wonderful projection were: “The
Stammer Sone” from the Bartered
Bride, “The Stout Chile” and the
more serious negro spiritual, “Were
You There?”
Elizabeth Johnston, an excellent
accompanist, presented two selec
tions, “Nocturne in D Flat Major,
Op. 27, No. 2” (Chopin) and Al-
beniz’s “Seguidilla” with much ar
tistry both in technique and inter
pretation. The clever and amusing
“Gremlins”, which she composed,
served as a delightful encore.
The entire performance was out
standing in true musicianship and
was an auspicious opening of the
current musical season at Salem
College School of Music.
B. B. and J. C.
Did you ever think Mr. Camp;
bell would mix a zombie? Or
could you imagine Dr. Jordon
neatly decked out in a head-
waiter’s outfit? Then slowly try
to feature Mrs. Meining as a
chorus girl. Yes sir, it’s going to
happen. All this and more too.
Those fortunate well-thinking
ndividuals who pull out a dime
'or admission to the Gingham
Tavern will reap the joy of their
gay young lives. Our own dear
Salem is going to celebrate with
a real honest-to-goodness night
club! The whole atmosphere is
included too — soft lights, low
music, floor shows, men!! (you
bring ’em), dancing, drinks, and
eats. Time for beginning—8:30,
last rites—10:30. Come in any
time you wish, but try not to
miss those fioor shows at 8:45
and 10:00.
Celebrate the finis of those six
weeks tests, pull yourself out
of those deep mood blues, hop
along and bring your friends,
it’s time for fun!
This week the SAXJISIITZ: was
edited by Senora Lindsey, Helen
McMillan, and Effie Buth Maxwell.
SlantiOi^ NeuAi
The week on the battle fronts
has been one of attack and counter
attack. The Germans attacked in
the Aachen sector, temporarily driv
ing the Americans back from their
forward positions. The fighting was
promptly dead-locked. In the north.
General Patton’s Third Army, which
had been stale-mated, opened up
with a heavy artillery barrage on
the winding Metz-Nancy front. The
Allies are atempting to cut off Metz
which is the stopper in the gap-hole
to Germany. If General Patton suc
ceeds in taking Metz soon, he should
be. able to make considerable gains
inside Germany before the harsh
European winter sets in.
The British landed on Walcheren
Island where heavy fighting en
sued. They suffered heavy losses of
men and material in the landings.
The Russians, meanwhile, are on the
move into Budapest. The Reds are
hammering at the Hungarian capital
along the Danube River entrance. The
German DNB announced that a great
winter offensive in the East Prussian
sector by the Russians was expected
almost immediately.
In the Pftcific, the Allied B-29’s
have struck a heavy blow on the
Japanese navy yards and oil centers
in Singapore. The Japanese and the
weather are offering stubborn resi
stance, meanwhile, to the Allies in
the Philippines. The enemy has thrust
reinforcements into its lines, thus
stalemating Allied advancement.
The political campaign for 1944 is
at an end. The candidates ended their
campaigning and quietly waited on
Tuesday while Mr. and Mrs. America
cast the deciding ballots. President
Roosevelt won the election although
not by the average popular vote
majority of 6 1-2 millions. Mr. Roose
velt’s majority was so placed, how
ever, that he won in 35 states. He will
receive at least 413 electoral votes
to Dewey’s 118. The Demoncratic
majority in Congress held, but politi
cal observers are waiting to see if
the anti-New Dealists will team with
the Republicans to block Roosevelt
legislation. Dewey yielded the elec
tion with good grace and sportsman
ship by sending the President a con
gratulatory telegram. He said that
he thought the war had caused his
In London, Prime Minister Church
ill expressed his pleasure at being able
(Cont. on page three)
Legislative Passes Five,
Rejects Four Petitions
The Legislative Board has passed
on a trial basis a measure which will
permit juniors and seniors to have
dates on Saturday night until 12
o’clock, the sophomores until 11:30,
and freshman until 11:00. A total
of five i>etitions was passed and
approved by Dr. Rondthaler. Four
measures were rejected by the board
and one deferred.
The five passed were:
(1) We petition that the Presi
dent of the Junior Class be a mem
ber of the Executive Board. (This
passed the Legislative Board but
must be voted on by the Student
(2) We propose that the regula
tion concerning call downs be chang
ed to read as follows: Call downs
will carry over from week to week
throughout one semester. When a
girl receives five call downs she will
also receive one week’s double re
(.S) We submit a petition to the
Legislative Council for later dating
hours for Seniors ’till 11:30 on Sat.
nights, and until 11:00 week day
(4) We propose that Seniors and
.luniors have the privilege of dat
ing until 12:00 on Sat. nights, tlte
Freshmen until 11:00. Those with
out dates will observe hours pre
scribed in the handbook. (This will
go into effect on a trial basis for
the remainder of the first semester).
(5) Presuming that the peti
tion concerning later dating hours
is accepted, we petition that the
Campus living-rooms in Clewell and
Bitting be open only for dating until
12:00 P. M. on Saturday nights.
Measures not passed were:
(1) We that the Editors
of the Salemite and the Sights and
Insights be elected by the entire
Student Body.
(2) We propose that amendments
to the constitution require a two-
thirds majority of those voting in
stead of two-thirds of majority of
entire Student Body.
(3) We petition that the Presi
dent of the Student Government be
a member of the Judicial Board for
at least one year prior to her elec
(4) We petition that students be
allowed to spend week nights in
other dormitories.
The^measure ^concerning the office
of the Vice-Presidency as a possible
major office was deferred until the
January meeting of the Legislative
Dr. Confer Speaks
On Post War Plans
“Plans For Post-War Germany”
was the topic of a talk given
by Dr. Confer to the International
Relations Club Thursday night.
The importance of choosing the
best plan is m^re fully understood
when we realize that it will moan
peace for the next generation or
another war. The two points of
view concerning plans were termed
by Dr. Confer as hard peace and soft
Hard peace is a plan for prolong
ed foreign domination. A typical
plan of this sort is the one publish
ed by Robert Vansittart. Among
other things, his plan calls for mili
tary rule for at least two genera
tions, execution of German leaders,
a German labor corp, and a corp of
foreign educators to teach the Ger
mans a democratic toTin of govern
The soft peace plan promotes the
idea to “help the good German to
get started.” Louis Ksher has
written an articaJ on this subject.
The objective of the plan is to
(Cont. on page three)

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