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 poetry. The library is putting out several of Benet’s books for those who are interested in reading his poetry and writings. 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 time. 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 body. 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 Game. « » » ♦ 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 world. 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 offensive. 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 class. 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 Bryant. 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 (Continued on Page Three) 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 dances. 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 times.