Happy New Year
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 8, 1944.
Sedem Begins Christmas Plans
The annual Christmas program by
the Salem College Choral Ensemble
under the direction of Clifford Bair
will be given in Memorial Hall next
Monday night, December 11, at 8:30.
The main feature of the program
will be the cantata, “Christmas
Prayer for a Nation at War”, with
music by Charles Q. Vardell, Jr.
and words by Paul Green. Dr. Var
dell will be at the piano.
The concert will be a benefit per
formance to aid the Music in Hos
pitals Fund. This fund, which is
sponsored by the War Service Com
mittee of the National Federations
of Music Clubs, provides records,
lecord players, instruments, and
music to be used both for entertain
ment and for musical therapy in
In addition to the numbers by the
Choral Ensemble will be a harp solo
by Hazel Newman Slawter and an
organ solo by Josephine McLauchlin.
The concert will close with the sing
ing of carols.
The admission is $.25 or one use-
On the following evening, Decem
ber 12, the Choral Ensemble will
sing Dr. Vardell’s cantata in Lex
ington, N. C. The out-of-town pro
gram will also include selections
from Handel’s “Messiah” sung by
Norma Rhodes, Jane Frazier, and
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Will Be Given
The Pierrettes will present
their first play of the year next
Week Tuesday and Wednesday
nights at 8:30 in the Old Chapel.
The play is “Brief Music,” by
Emmet Lavery, a refreshing and
dramatic comedy of character. It
portrays seven girls during three
years of life in a woman’s college,
telling of the natural affection be
tween two of them, one of whom
goes from near suicide to near
genius through the domination of
The girls are; “Spiff”, handsome
and athletic, clever without really
trying, Jane Mulhollem; “Drizzle,”
the poet, frail and intense, Helen
Bobbins; “Lovey,” the class beauty,
Lou Stack; “Minnie,” the calculat
ing college smoothie, Bernice Bunn;
“Maggie,” radical and stricken with
social consciousness, Coit Eedfearn;
“Rosey,” the intellectual daughter
of another intellectual, Martha Boat
wright; “Jinx,” who is what her
nickname implies, Effie BTuth Max-
Tickets for the play may be
bought from members of the Pier
rette Club or at the door of the
dining hall after meals.
Modern Art Prints
Are On Exhibition
Prints by modern American art
ists, portraying in general the Amer
ican scene and the American type of
artistry are on exhibition in Main
Hall. The exhibit will continue for
All of the prints are realistic al
though some are tempered by impres
sionism, characterization and satire.
These prints include etchings, pen
and wash, and other media.
The I. B. S. wiU sponsor the
annual Christmas dance to be
given in the gym tomorrow night.
The dance will start at 8:30 and
continue until 12:00. Plans had
been started and almost com
pleted for an orchestra from Oak
Ridge, but the music will be pro
vided by records, as usual, due to
the previous engagement of the
orchestra. During the evening
there will be a figure for the
members of the I. B. S. council
and their dates.
The Freshman class is sponsor
ing a tea dance to be held on
Saturday afternoon from four
’tiU six in the club dining room.
The dress is informal and the
music is being provided by re
cords. We are expecting to see
all of you at both functions.
Mrs. E. M. Leight,
The resignation of Mrs. Annette
McNeely Leight, registrar, be
came effective December 1.
Mrs. Leight has been registrar for
two years and was Assistant
Registrar previous to that, making
a total of five years with the office.
She has been connected with the
registrar’s office ever since she came
to Salem. As a student she helped
in the work and after her gradua
tion in 1939 she was employed by
the college. Up until last year when
she was married to Edwin M. Leight,
she worked as Miss Annette Mc
The Administration states that a
slight change in organization will
become effective in January when
the present position of registrar will
be named recorder.
Will Begin Monday
Preliminary registration for second semester will be held
Monday through Wednesday, December 11-13, Miss Hixson
has announced. Students will register individually with their
faculty advisors. This year for the first time, freshmen will
also make preliminary registration with their advisors, rather
than with the Academib Dean as has been done in the past.
Students are advised to make appointments with their advisors
and to watch the bulletin board in Main Hall for further notice
concerning prelimipary registration. Miss Hixson said.
Among the electives of general
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The United States Third Army
fought its way doggedly into the
Saarlautern area (a fortress town
in the Siegfried line) and took it.
The Yanks met the stiffest opposi
tion they had yet encountered. They
moved on, in conjunction with other
U. S. armies, to form four bridge
heads across the Saar River. The
strategy of immediate consequence
is that Eisenhower is trying to take
the Saar Basin and its capital, Saar-
brucken. The Saar Basin is one of
the richest areas in the possession
of Germany today. Now that the
Yanks are on German soil, the
Nazis are fighting to the well-known
“last ditch.’' ,
While a minor insurrection takes
place in Greece, the Russians move
toward Austria and attempt to en
circle Budapest in Hungary.
MacArthur’s men on Leyte are
still being slowed up by the weath-
, but they are advancing more
than they were able to do a short
time ago. The Americans and the
Japanese traded air blows in an
attempt to wipe out each others in
stallations. The Americans still have
air superiority as proved by the
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interest which will be offered second
semester are the following, listed
in their respective fields. English:
Because of the present interest in
Russia, Dr. Willoughby, in her course
on Modern Continental Fiction, will
emphasize eastern Europe. The study
will begin with Russia and move to
ward the west. Art: Modern Art.
three hours; Economics: Financial
Investments, one hour; Bomance
Languages: Contemporary French
Literature; History; Comparative
European Governments, Modern
World History, and Medieval Civili
zation; Home Economics: Interior
Decoration ;Psychology: Mental Hy
giene; ReUgion: Synoptic Gospels;
Biology: Nature Study.
Additional electives will be post
ed on the Main Hall bulletin board.
J. Donald Adams, book Reviewer,
and the English majors and guests
discussed informally, over tea cups,
new books and journalism Tuesday
afternoon in the Recreation room of
For those interested in the field
of journalism, Mr. Adams emphasiz
ed the importance of a liberal arts
education. He believes that one can
learn the technical work of journal
ism “on the job.”
Plans for Christmas celebra
tion at Salem College are al
ready well under way. The
events, most of which are tra
ditional, begin with a cantata
by the Home Moravian Church
choir Sunday, December 10 and
conclude with the Senior Ves
pers and carolling on December
17 and 18.
The Christmas banquet and party
is to be Saturday night, December
16. One of the most joyous occasions
of the Salem campus is this banquet.
At this time the Junior class honors
the Seniors, and the rest of the
college is invited. Usually there is
a big Christmas tree, Santa Claus,
and a serenade by the Choral En
semble. The dining hall will be
decorated with Yuletide candles and
Senior Christmas Vespers will
be at 6:30, December 17. This time-
honored custom is for the college,
academy, both facualties, and par
ents of the seniors. Dr. Rondthaler
always reads the poem of the child
who went to see the manager. Mor
avian bees-wax candles are lighted.
The festivities on the campus will
come to a conclusion with the
Senior caroUing on the last night
before the holidays. The Seniors,
carrying candles, will sing at many
places both on the campus and off,
winding up at the home of Dr. and
A concert by the Choral Ensemble
will be held in Memorial Hall Mon
day night, December 11, at 8:30.
Since its organization, the Ensemble
has presented its most beautiful
concerts at Christmastime.
On Sunday, December ‘10, at 5
o’clock in the afternoon, the choir
at the Hbme Moravian Church will
present a cantata. During the years
which Dr. Vardell has directed the
choir, a cantata has been presented
every second Sundriy in Advent.
At 7:45 o’clock Sunday night, De
cember 17, a pageant in the form of
a series of Nativity tableaux is to
be given in Fellowship Hall of the
It is customary that Dr. Rondthal-
er speak in the last assembly be
fore the holidays. This year he will
talk in the assembly period on
Thursday, December 14.
A pagent will be given in the
Academy auditorium at 5 o’clock
December 15. For many years, the
academy has presented a Christmas
pageant. In years past, it has con
sisted of a gold-framed living
tableau of the Nativity.
Mr. Siewers Speaks
Mr. Charles Siewers, a trustee of
Salem College, spoke on the ap-
portunities of his profession, life
insurance, in assembly December 7.
Mr. Siewers stressed the need for
women in the field of life insurance.
He said “A woman can practice life
insurance and still be gorgeous.