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    Mr. Adams
Is To Speak
On Books
J. Donald Adams, book reviewer,
will discuss the changes in the
character of American creative writ
ings in his lecture, ‘ ‘ The Shape of
Books To Come,” Tuesday, December
fifth, at eight o’clock p.m. in
Memorial Hall.
Mr. Adams is of varied literary
experience and has had many op
portunities to observe current lit
erary developments. A graduate of
Harvard, he has held the following
positions: member of U. S. Geologi
cal Survey party mapping foot hills
of Mt. Kanior in 1913; teacher of
English at the University of Wash
ington; reporter on the J^ew Bed
ford Evening Standard and later on
the Providence Journal and the
Seattle Post-Intelligence; Sunday
editor of the Providence Journal;
editorial writer on the New York
Sentenal and Herald. For seven
teen years, Mr. Adams was the editor
of the New York Times Book Review.
This November, Mr. Adam’s book,
“The Shape Of Books To Come”
came off the press.
Mr. Adam’s lecture will deal with
inclinations already apparent in
American writing: a search for
self-knowledge as a nation and for
new values; the desire for a basis of
faith by which to live; the recent in
terest in fiction with a religious
theme. Mr. Adams believes that the
returning service man will bring a
more mature view of life and that
the spiritual will be emphasized in
future literature.
Dr. W are T o Read
Poetry OfBenet
Dr. D. R. Ware, pastor of the
Ardmore Methodist Church, will
speak in the library, on Monday
afternoon, December 4th, at 4:30
o’clock. His subject will be Stephen
Vincent Benet and his poetry. Dr.
Ware will read some of Benet’s
The library is putting out several
of Benet’s books for those who are
interested in reading his poetry and
Salem Almost Triples
Sixth War Loan Quota
Salem Reprcsentatiucs
Present At Conference
Harrell Outlines
Medical War
Dr. George Harrell, who was for
merly a member of the Salem Col
lege faculty and who is now teach
ing at the Bowman Gray School of
Medicine, spoke in chapel Thursday
on the progress of medecine in war
Great advancement has been made
in World War II in technical sur
gery, the use of chemical substances
on wounds, and the prevention of
disease by immunization in such
diseases as yellow fever, tetnus and
typhus fever. The soldiers wounded
on battle fields have good hospitals
nearby where the latest equipment
is available and where they can have
mental peace. The use of artificial
limbs has been put into practice.
The use of new drugs, such as pene-
cillin and the sulphur drugs, has
reduced greatly the number of
deaths from infection. New diseases
have arisen which have called for
remedies and advances have been
made in the control of old diseases.
“What is your part in relation
to this problem?” asked Dr. Harrell,
in speaking of readjustment of re
turning soldiers. Mon returning from
battle will be changed in many re
spects because of the entirely new
things, to which they have had to
' accustom themselves. Dress, act and
look the same as you did before
he left. Do not talk of his wounds or
speak of his experiences unless he
brings them up himself. Keep things
as he remembered them, and soon
he will be able to pick up his life
where he left it.
The I. R. S. will give their annual
dance Saturday, December 9th. All
students are cordially invited to
attend their Christmas Dance.
The President of Junior Class will
be a member of the/Executive Board
of the Student Government, accord
ing to the amendment to the con
stitution passed by "the student
The amendment was, passed at a
required meeting of Student Activi
ties at assembly on Tuesday, No
vember 28th.
Mr. David Weinland left Thurs
day night on a speaking tour in
alumnae centers in the Northeast.
Centers which he will visit are:
the club in Bethlehem, Pa.; the New
York Area, New York City; the
Baltimore Club; the club in Wash
ington, D. C.; the Richmond Club.
At these meetings, the recent
academic progress will be emphasiz
ed and additions to the faculty will
be noted. The purpose is to discuss
the alumnae fund which calls for
$10,000 in Endowment and $5,000 for
the completion of the Alumnae
House Project. *
In New York, Philadelphia, and
Washington, Mr. Weinland will visit
with officers of the foundation and
attempt to secure their support in
the project.
The girls in Sister’s House are
striving to promote interest in the
work at the Salem Red Cross Room.
Two teams have been organized,
the Whiskers, headed by Lou Craw
ford, and the Dogears, headed by
Janey Morriss. Each hour that a
teamster spends rolling bandages
is recorded on a chart for their
side. The hours will be averaged be
fore 'Christmas holidays, and the
losers will give a party in honor of
the winners.
Miss Ivy Hixson has recently
spent a few days at her home in
Augusta, Ga.
Misses Annie Perryman, Annie
Hanes, Marie Van Hoy, and Brona
Nifong entertained the faculty at
a tea in the Faculty Social Room
on Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 o’clock.
* * * *
Dr. and Mrs. Noble McEwen
visited in Durham last week-end
and attended the Duke - Carolina
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Misses Ann Hauser and Marie Van
Hoy are taking part in the play
“My Sister Eileen” which is be
ing put on December ,4 by the
Little Theatre.
Brona Nifong, Mollie Cameron,^j(
and Nancy Hills Davis represented
the Salem College International Re
lations Club at the Annual Confer
ence in Applied Christanity which
met on Nov. 17-19 in Greensboro,
North Carolina under the auspices
of North Carolina Council of Church
es and American Friends Service
Committee. The conference was in
ter-racial; the discussions were be
gun at Bennett College and conclud
ed at Greensboro lOollege. The pro
gram was plannel especially for
college students who are vitally in
terested in the building of a better
The chief speakers were Y. C.
Yang, noted Christian statesman and
educator of China; Ira Dea Reid,
nationally known negro sociologist
of Atlanta University; and Charles
Jones, minister of the Presbyterian
Church of Chapel Hill.
The purpose of the conference was
to discuss racial problems promin
ent in the United States of which
many optimists are unaware. The
main objectives the conference set up
are to work towards economic and
political equality for the negro. Be
fore this, however, would come the
educating of the negroes.
Workshop discussions were held
for the benefit of the students, who
in turn were to carry their views
back to their own colleges and, if
possible, to awaken the students to
the startling problem 'facing us.
The conference set up the frame
work for a permanent organization
in order to make the program of
the conference effective during the
entire year. Two students from each
college represented were selected
as members of th provisional council.
Slaati an
As Prime Minister Churchill an
nounced in London that the war
might continue longer than he origi
nally thought, the Allied armies con
tinued their push into Germany.
They have crossed the Roer River
and taken five key towns in the
Nazi defense line. Since the Allies
have gotten past Metz, where the
Gormans offered strong resistance,
they'have been able to move faster.
Our military strategists hope to be
in Berlin by the end of the winter
The Russians also have begun
their winter offensive on the Prus
sian front. Their offensive is not go
ing forward yet as ours is. Thus far,
the Reds have made larger gains in
Czechoslovakia than at the upper
end of their wide front.
The going for the Yanks is tough
in the Phillipines. On Leyte, the
Allies have met stubborn resistance
and bad weather. The enemv has
Class To SeU
T. B. Seals
The annual tuberculosis Christmas
seal sale will be held at Salem
Tuesday and will be sponsored by
the Hygiene class Miss Averill has
announced. Teau Council is heading
the drive which will be conducted
only one day throughrfut the dor
mitories by representatives of the
Seal sale representatives are as
follows: Clewell-first floor — Betsy
Casteen and,Elaine McNeely, second
floor—Light Joslin and Anne Dysart,
third floor — Peggy Broaddus and
Sarah Clark; Lehman—Caroline Hill
and Beverly Newman; Society —
Agnes Bowers and Evelyit Souther
land; Strong—Mary Tonissen, Ruby
Moye, Mary Stevens; Sisters—Betsy
Long, Blanche Hicks; Day Students
—Anne Southern; Faculty—^Frances
Law, Mrs. Esther Robbins—Bitting
—'Carol Beckwith, Ruth Scott, Mary
Proceeds from the sale of seals
will go to' help tuberculosis victims.
Music Students
Give A Recital
Students of Salem College School
of music gave a recital on Monday
evening Nov. 27, at 8:30.
The program op.ened with “ Quartet
in 6 Major,” op. 77, no. 1 by Haydn
played with precision and spirit by
Miss Hazel 11. Read, first violin;
Eloise Hefee, second violin; Grace
Pfanstiehl, viola; and Eugenia
Shore, cello. The quarete is directed
by Miss Read.
Sara Haltiwanger, pianist, played
Shubert’s “Impromptu in A flat
Miijor,” op. 90, no. 4 with much
technical aptitude. Frances Elam,
contralto, sang ‘ ‘ Sappische Ode” and
‘ ‘ Meine Liebe ist greun” by Brahms.
Her interpretation was sympathetic
and understanding. Hazel New'man
Slawter, harpist, played “Introspec
tion” by Salzedo, demonstrating her
poise and grace.
Frances Cartner, organist, played
the difficult “Finale” by Cesar
Franck with ease and agility. Becky
Clapp sang “Mignon’s Song” by
Shubert. Her diction and expression
were especially good. June Reid
repeatedly tried to reinforce its “The Island Spell” an im-
dwindling forces on Leyte. The act
ion of the United States Navy and
its Air Corps has prevented the
landing of troops. Tte Japanese con
voys have been bombed and straf
ed on every attempt to reach Leyte.
If the Navy is able to cut off the
enemy’s supply of men and mater
ia], the mopping-up should take place
shortly. *
China is still the question mark
of the war. With the recall of
General Stilwell (at General Chiang
Kai-Shek’s request)j the internal
disorders in China increasingly have
been brouj^ht to light. Since it is
an accepted fact that a disunited
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pressionistic piece by John Ireland.
Her interpretation showed artistic
subtlety. Norma Rhpds sang “Un
Bel Die” from Puccini’s Madame
Butterfly with dramatic feeling.
Aproximate in anticipation of the
Christmas season was variations on
“O Come All Ye Faithful” by Ed-
mundson played on> the organ by
Josephine McLaugblin. Jane Frazier
sang Handel’s “Let Me Wander Not
Unseen” with her usual finesse. The
program came to a brilliant close
with Men^elssolhn’s ‘ ‘ Concerto in
G minor,” op. 25, Molto allegro con
fuoco, played by Mary iCoons with
vigor and conciseness, accompanied
by Dr. Vardell at the second piano.
f The quota for the Sixth War Loan
Drive at Salem has been almost
tripled. Asked to purchase at least
$2000 in bonds and stamps, the stu
dents and faculty of the college had
brought, by Thursday night, over
$5700 worth.
The drive was opened here at the
War Activities Council chapel pro
gram on November 21. Adele Chase,
chairman of the Council, presided
over the meeting and introduced the
speakers. Sally Boswell presented
to the school the service flag, which
now has 148 blue stars and four
gold ones. The service plaque was
presented by Miss Jess Byrd, who
read the list of names now on it.
Reports on work done in the surgical
dressings room and in the day nurs
ery were given by Rachel Pinkston
anil Ticka Senter. Adele Chase then
awarded ribbons to those who had
devoted more than the average
amount of time to war work. A
summary of previous war stamp
sales was given by Mary Ellen
Bailey, and the Sixth War' Loan
campaign was officially opened by
Helen Robbins.
The goal has been reached and
passed through the cooperation of
students and faculty alike. The
faculty purchased their bonds
through Miss Brona Nifong. Stu
dents who helped with the sale were:
Peggy Davis, Doris Little, Winifred
Wall, Jane Morris, Betsy Meiklo-
john, Nancy Barrett, Teau Council,
Betty Lou Ball, and Mary Ellon
Bailey. There were two $1000 bonds
bought, several $500 ones, and many
of smaller denominations. The drive
will continue through] December 1,
and it is hoped that the quota will
be tripled.
Heads Named
For New Play
Committees have been announced
for the production of “Brief Music,”
to be given Tuesday and Wednesday,
December 12th and 13th, under the
direction to Mrs. Russell Wilson.
Student directors are Helen Slye
and Jean McNew. Anne Folger is
in charge of properties. Frances Law
is the stage manager with Lynn
Willard and Light Joslin for the
stage crew.
Bettye Bell is in charge of make
up and Sheffield Lyles and Julia
Garrett are the wardrobe mistresses.
Rosamund Putzel is the house mana
ger; Sheffield Lyles is in charge
of tickets and programs.
Orchestra To Play
VardelVs Music
On December the second, .the Duke
Symphony Orchestra will play the
composition “Joe Clark Steps Out”
by Dr. Charles G. Vardell on a
concert at the Woman’s College audi
torium in Djarham.
This interesting composition is
based on the familiar tune ‘ ‘ Old
Joe Clark,” which is frequently heard
in this section of the country. It
is a favorite of fiddlers at square
Dr. Vardell’s modern setting of
this old air is among his better
know compositions. It has been per
formed over the radio a number of

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