Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 18, 1946.
Number 1 2
The Athletic Association will
sponsor a formal Valentine Mas
querade Ball on February 16 in the
gym. John Peddicord will furnish
the music for dancing from eight-
thirty until eleven forty-five.
Each girl attending the dance
must wear an eye mask. No girl will
be admitted who does not have on
a mask. Each girl on the dance
-oor may dance with any boy there
without a formal introduction since
all of the g:rls will be masked.
The dance will be climaxed by a
figure featuring girls on the Ath
letic Council and their dates.
Betsy Casteen is chairman of the
dance. Other girls serving on com
Decorations Committee. Nancy
Snyder, .lean Sullivan, and Maria
Refreshment Committee: Annabel
Allen and Virtie Stroup.
Anne Dysart is in charge of the
Miss Byrd Heads
Miss Jess Byrd was elected chair
man of the Faculty Group for Re
search and study which met for the
first time Thursday, January 17, in
the living room of Louisa Wilson
Miss Joss Byrd, temporary chair
man, presided at the business meet
ing. Dr. Howard Jordan road a
paper on “Some Projects for Re
search , Suggested by Saint lOvre-
mend Literary Criticism.” Refresh
ments were served.
This new group has grown out of
special interest (in research and
study) among some of the facu ty
With the whole world discussing
war, trials, strikes, and economic
problems, it’s only fair that Salem
girls voice their opinions, too. Here
lire the answers to tho Question of
the Week: What do you think about
the Pearl Harbor investigation?
Jean Griffin: “It’s all a lot of rot.
It’s foolish to try to put the
blame on one man because it is
an outcome of the United
States’ foreign policy and can
not be blamed on one person
Lucy Scott: “Stupid and silly.”
Marion Gaither: “It’s all water un
der tho bridge. There’s no need
in going over it ,all again.”
Jean Pierce; Whose iuvestignting
Booty Crenshaw: ‘ ^ Perfectly asin-
ine, spilt milk, and they ought
to leave it alone. T wish they
would leave Cordell Hull out of
it . . . he’s so cute!”
Jane Jeter: “Unnecessary.”
Becky Clapp: “I wish they would
stop dragging Roosevelt through
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Formally Feb. 2
Salem College will sponsor an Art
I^xhibit in the Salem College Library
beginning February 2 anS continu
ing through the month of February.
1'he exhibit will include paintings
by eleven young artists, each rep
resenting different points of view.
Among the artists presented will be
K^^nneth Evett, professor of Art at
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Anscombe Says All
Must Decide Future
Dr. Francis Anscombe, Head of
tho History Department, spoke on
the topic “The' End or the Begin
ning” in assembly Thursday. He
pointed ont that the end has come
to Germany, .Japan, Italy, Austria
Hungary, the prosperity of Great
Britain,' and the League of Nations.
The world our parents knew has
ceased to be. He declared that
humanity today is like a boat adrift.
W’e don’t know where we are. Fear
has gripped us, and it is futile to
To make this the beginning in
stead of tho end, the world should
practice the philosophy of Jesus
which is taught in our great churches
and cathedrals tho world over. He
recommends that we return to the
Gospels. Jesus said, “Blessed are
the peacemakers.” Yet to have peace,
wo must prepare for it. We have
not done this. With all our churches
and preaching, we have not produced
a statesman able to reconcile Ger
many and France. What Rood are
our churches if we leave undone the
most important situation of all?
“There is no difTiculty that can
arise in our lionios, or business, or
among nations that could ba settled
speedily if tho parties concerned
would meet in the spirit of the Lord
Jesus,” Dr. Anscombe said. He I'hal-
lengeil college students fo awaken
to tho seriousness of the situation,
and to become pencemakers that
understand other nations. We must
produce peacemakers with an under
standing of the trouble to come be
fore it gots t') great dimensions.
Before peace will come, nations
must surrender their sovereign power
to make war. The United ^at,ons
Organization only needs neglect and
inilifference to produce another war.
College students should get together
in earnest that this will bo a be
ginning .and not an end. Our seOurit>
for tho fulure depends on this.
lu reviewing the tremendous losses
in money and liv’es of World War
II, he said, “If it was iwssiblo to
SCO the deail march by, ten abreast
two hundred per minute, it would
take eleven years to complete the
irch. As many male adults as we
ve in the United States are dend.”
, .lis indicates an end unles.s the hu
man race awakens. The Army, Navy,
and the War Department arc still
manufacturing war materials. If
thev go on manufacturing Atomic
bombs, this means the end. We must
control this world power, or it
means the destruction of us.
Next Issue Feb, 8th
This issue will be the only Salem-
Ite published in January, since
Reading Day is next Friday. It is a
well-established custom to omit the
paper the first week after holidays
and during exams.
The next pajH'r will be issued
A Missionary Love Feast in the
interest of Missions is being held
at 3:00 on Sunday afternoon Jan
uary 20, at the Home Moravian
(Church. Dr. Clyde Milner, president
of Guilford Colllege, w^ill deliver a
The love feast is an old tradition.
It goes all the way back to the
beginning of the Mor.avian Church
.')00 years ago. It consi.sts of the
serving of coffi-o and buns in a
beautiful and reverent service of
fellowship. The program of hymns
is arranged so that the thought
builds until it is climaxed in the
end. This is a significant feature of
the Moravian odes.
.\11 Salem students and members
of the faculty are invited to attend
Helen T raubelWill Sing
Here Tomorrow Night
“This play has everything—
music, drama, comedy. What more
could you askt” says Miss Wible.
And what play is she referring
to this time? It’s the faculty play
to bo given February 9. This event,
one of the most popular events at
Salem, takes place every four
years. But this year it must be
even better than ever.
They all seem to think only one
thing will be wrong: the script is
so funny, laughter will drown out
other (jnips. Miss Byrd answers,
when asked why they don’t learn to
pause for laughs,” You can’t stop
after every word.” As only Miss
Marsh can say, “The lyrics are
simply superb and to miss a minute
of it would be tragic.”
Tho instigator to these remarks
is Dr. Vardell. He wrote the play.
-Mont of his Christmas holidays were
Hjient likewise. All members of the
faculty will participate in the play.
Group To See
Tlie movie, ‘ ‘ A. Woman To He-
niember,” will bo shown tonight at
the monthly meeting of the Salem
chajiter of the Westminster Kellow
Tho meeting, to bo held in the
Day Students’ Center at 7 p. ni.,
is the first denominational meeting
over held on campus.
A. business and social period will
follow the showing of tho movie.
“The ^Phreo Hears Ueceive a
Visitor,” iin allegorical play, will
be broadcast by the Speech Class
of Sjileni College ^V^’'Jl^esday at
8:.‘?0 P. M. over station W.A.I.H.
Tho program is under tlie dir
ection of Miss Wible. Miss -Mary
Coons is in charge of the music
for the occasion. Those iiarticip.-it-
ing in the broadcast are Peggy Sue
Taylor, Helen Slye, Ann (^nrothors,
Prances Carr, Bernice Huiiii, Martha
Sherrod, and Martha Hoatwright.
Helen Traubel, VVagnerian sopra
no from the Metropolitan Opera
Company, will bo presented by the
Civic Music Association at Reynolds
Auditorium, on Saturday, January
19 at eight thirty p. m. She will bo
accompanied by Cornraad V. Bos at
Mifts Traubel began her concert
season in October, with a perfor
mance at San Jose. Since then she
has appeared with the San F>ancis-
co Opera Company and in recitals in
many important west coast cities.
Later .she sang in Denver, at the
University of Missouri, the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, and at three
performances of the New York Phil
Her appearance here will be an
interruption of the' opera season in
New York. She will sing there until
February, when she resumes her
concert tour, singing in Chicago,
her native St. Louis, and cities in
Texas, Illinios, and Indiana. Miss
Traubel has a special significance
for American music students and
music-loverg in that her success is
from an art inspired and attained
entirely in this country.
Her program will include the
T—God Ts My Song (Beethoven);
Joy of Sorrow (Beethoven); T Love
IT—Aria: Voi lo sapete (Mascjigni)
from “Cavalleria Rnsticana”. ■'
ITI—Aufenthalt (Schubert); Wieg-
enlied (Schubert); Seligkeit (Schu
bert); Ruhe meino Sielo (R.
Strauss); Caecilio (R. Strauss).
IV—Elegie (Rachmaninoff); Song
Without Words (Mondclssohn). (Mr.
V—Aria: Elsa’s Dream, from “Lo
VI—Deep River, Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot (arranged by Harry T. Hur
leigh); Seu Shell (Kngel); A
Memory (Fairchild); lllow, Blow,
thou Winter Wind (llgenfrit).
Miss Bonney, Miss Adams, and
Mi.ss Burrell will bo hostesses at
an informal coffee hour for stu
dents and faculty on Reading Day,
January 25, from 9:;i0 until 11 a. m.
in the club dining room.
Heading Day (i(>ens exam week
which begins on Saturday, January
2() at !> H. in. and ends Friday,
February 1, at p. m. Registration
for second simestcr takes placo
Monday, February 4, from 2 until
•'”> p. m., and classes are resumed on
'Puesday, February at 8:30 a. m.
Hallett Abends Correspondent, To Speak Soon
Hallett -\beiid, Chief Far Eastern
correspondent for The New York
Times for fifteen years, author, and
lecturer, will speak in Memorial
Hall on February 5 at 8:00 o’clock
His .subject will be “.My Fifteen
Years in the Orient.”
Alieiid first went to tho Far East
in l!)2(i on a round-trip ticket, as a
vacation from scenario writing in
Hollywood, and stayed on to write
special dispatches for the North
-•VniericNii News^>aper Alliuneo and
then joined The New York Tiniea
Far Eastern staff.
While in China he covered guerilla
warfare, bombings, stege.s, one civil
war after another and, as a matter
of fact, came to be looked upon as
a certain trouble signal, so accurate
were his presentiments of news de
Ho was wounded in tho Wing On
bombing at Shanghai on August 23,
19.'?7, when (iOO persons wore killed
and 400 wounded, witnessed the at-
tack on Tainan where 7,000 Chinese
charged to a certain death straight
into Jaiianese gun fire. He has met
Chiang Kai-shek, Tojo, Kenneye,
Matsouka ■— MacArthur, Chennault,
Halsey—virtually all. the key figures
behind tho war in the Pacific.
Abend was born in Portland,
(Oregon, anl educatel at tlie. Uni
versily of Illinois and at Leland
Chronicle. In March of IDl.T ho
went to Hawaii and was for a year
city eilitor of the Honolulu Star
Bulletin. Followed four years us
mantiging editor of tho Idaho States-
Stanford University. His first news
paper job was with llio Spokane'
man in Boise, Idaho, and in 1920
he went to Los Angeles to beeome
city editor of the Los Angeles Times..
In lOS.T he resigned from the Loa
Angeles Times to write sci'narios
for- Norma TAlmadge- but after li ’
year in Hollywood, he left for tho
Fur East and for the Next fifteen
years was Chief Far Eijstern cor-
resiKindent for Tlie New York Times.
Abend, a bachelor, lives in Con
necticut, on a typical'New Kngland
farm. He likos to fish and golf when
ho is not writing and lecturing.