SALEM COLLEGE LIBRARY
WiamHi^Saleai, North CaroUiu
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 8, 1946.
Abend Discusses Critically
Problems In Far East
Hallet Abend, fur-eastern eorre
spoiident for the New York Times
since 1920, delivered a ‘‘frank in
dictment of our foreign policy” when
lie spoke at Salem Tuesday night.
Mr. Abend's lecture began with
illustrations from his personal ob
servations, of the ■“ shocking over
confidence” of high-ranking Army
and Navy men prior to Pearl Har
bor. He then surveyed countries of
the Far East showing examples of
corrupt colonialism and imperialism,
and naming the situation in French
Indo-China as the worst example of
imperialism in the Orient.
Severely censuring our jwlicy of
intervening in the Chinese Civil
War, Mr. Abend, stated that we
“owe China an enormous debt.” He
denounced many United .States
appeasement jwlicies, listing our ap
peasement grants to Russia: half of
I^oland; a fifth of Finland, half of
Korea; a thirty-year lease on a
China port; and the “swallowing
up of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithu
ania. He did not, however, men
tion the territorial aquisitious made
by the United States since the end
of the war.
Mr. Abend ended his lecture on
the same pessimistic note which
prevailed throughout his talk. With
out presenting any concrete solutions
or remedies for our foreign policy,
he said, we cannot atain peace from
“compromising and conniving with
what we know is evil.”
by Sue Moore
Eleven young American artists
will have their w’ork exhibited for
the month of February in the Salem
Art Gallery on the third floor of
the library. Minus pleas for your
attendance and common expressions
aimed to entice one and all to see
the show, it is safe to say the
exhibit is interesting and worth
while. The show was arranged by
Mr. Evett. Later these paintings
will be sent to Chapel Hill, and
then to the Woman’s College in
Roughly the paintings may be
divided into five classifications.
Swet/.ofP, Polonsky, and Di Giovanne
are se«n in their work as. person
al, mystical expre.^sionists. Giovanne
offers good color relationship, and
a- loose fitting design, which is
bothersome to some and pleasing to
others. Arthur Polonsky is a very
young artist; his work smacks of
y^outh’s despair and disillusionment,
fispecially “Man Discoursing.” Kut
1‘is figures are well drawn, and are
liable to stir you with compassion
you allow yourself to accept the
*nood of Polonsky’s two paintings.
“Agri” and “The Secret Shell”
by Swetzoff cause much comment.
The subtle, mystical quality of
“The Secret Shell” dashes violent
ly with the brutal, persecution
quality of “Agri.”
I.awrence and Chet La More as
*>-bstract, surrealist artists are de
lightful. Brilliant color and simpli
fied forms characterize Ihe water
‘■olors by Lawrence. His work is
•‘live and startling, very forceful.
Tlie three abst^ac1ims by Chet
Afore are thouroughly decorative
"'>iid plea s a n t, particularly his
‘ ^’'Syptian Motif.”
Wilson, Evett, Heiker, and Broivi-
express themselves os Ameri-
•^an realists. Keginald Wilson has
subject matter typical, familiar
Scenes of American life, typical in
sense, of a man out chopping
"’ood, of two roosters boxed for
®l>ipinent, of a thin little girl. Praise
®^ay bn rustled up for Wilson’s tex-
‘Ufo treatmejit in “Little Girl.”
^roniberg is consistently swe^t and
but realistic. John
^^eikor is an excellent painter in
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At Honors Day
Miss Hixson announced the Dean’s
List and the 'five new members of
the Honqr Society Thursday morn
ing at Honors Day Assenibly.
Dr. Kondthaler introduced the
speaker, Rev. John H. Weinlich who
spoke of his observations and opin
ions on education. Mr. Weinlich is
pastor of the Fairview church in
this community and teaches soci-
olvgy at Salem. '
Three seniors and two juniors were
named to the Honor Society. Mar
garet Ardrey, Nell Jane Griffin, and
Elizabeth WUllis are the senior mem
bers. Carol Beckwith and Kebecca
Clapp are the junior class memb(‘rs.
The seniors who achievdd the
Dean’s 'T-.ist are Margaret Ardrey,
Mollie Cameron, Martha Moore
Hayes, Sarah Hege, Senora Lindsey,
Virginia Mclver, June Reid, Hazel
Newman Slawter, Polly Starbuck,
and Lois Wooten,
The following juniors were listed
Carol Beckwith, Bernice Bunn, Ke
becca Clapp, Teau Council, Anne
Folger, Mary Hunter Hackney,
Beverly Newman, Henrietta Walton,
and Margaret West.
Sophomores on the Dean’s List
are Genevra B«iver, Marilyn Booth,
Ann Carothers, Fay Chambers,
Peggy Davis, Patsy Law, Margaret
Newman, Elizabeth I^eden, Frances
Sowers, Hazel Thomas, and Barbara
Freshmen making Dean’s List for
the first semester are: Peirano
Aiken, Sara Nelson Burts, Virginia
Coburn,' Martha Davis, Betty ,Ann
Epps, Laurel Green, Margaret Mc
Call, and Carolyn Taylor.
Mr. Weinlich commented on the
trend toward liberal arts correlated
with science. “Tlie heart of edu
cation”, according to Jlr. Weinlich,
“is a liberal arts curriculum.” He
said that education should be a
leisurely process of digestion of
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Plays On Hill
Several members of the varsity
basketball team of Salem College,
which is coni|>08ed of girls selected
from each class, went to (Uiapel
Hill Saturday to ])lay in a basketball
tournament with other college teams.
The other schools participating
were Duke, Carolina, W. C., and
Guilford. The Salem girls left at
eleven o’clock and returned tonight.
Members of the Varsity basketball
team going to (’hapel Hill were Lois
Wooten, “Babe” Efird, Peggy With-
erington, Annabel Allen, ar.d Kat'on
Seville, forwards, and Carolyn Tay
lor, Martha Lou Heitman, Doris
Little, Anne McGee, Isabel Leeper,
and Nell Griffin, guards.
Pianists To Play
Luboshutz and NemonolT, the duo-
pianist team, will appear here Mon
day at 8:.SO p. m. in Reynolds Audi
torium as the fifth in the current
Civic Music Association scries of
Pierre i^uboslhitz and Genia Men
enoff had distinguished themselves
as soloists both abroad and in this
country. They began playing two
pianos for the pleasure it gave them,
and for the entertainment of their
friends. Out of these informal re
citals grew their jiublie concert
tours, which included appearances
with the NBC Symphony under
Toscanini, the Boston Symphony
under Koussevitzky, the I'hiladel-
phia Orchestra under Ormandy, the
New York Philharmonic Orchestra,
and many others.
Pierre Luboshutz is Rufegian, his
wife a Parisian. They met in Paris
in when Mile. Nemenoff en
rolled in a jnaster cliiss conducted by
Luboshutz at the I’aris Conserva
tory. A romance ensueti, and two
years later when Luboshutz was on
his second tour of the I'nited States
and Mile. Nemenoff on her first,
they were married—just three days
after she arrived in this country.
Vardell Writes Satire
For Faculty Play
On Art Exhibit
Mrs. Chester Mar.sh, of New York
rejiresenting the Junior ITecreation
(’enter, will speak informally on the
paintings exhibited in the .“Vrt Gal
lery, Wednesday, February i;’. at
The Art Dej)artment is sponsoring
the Exhibit. Mr. Kenneth Evett,
head of the department, will in
troduce Mrs. Marsh.
This occasion will ]>rescnt the ex
hibit to Salem Students.
Miss Byrd Talks
Miss Jess Byrd was one of four
women leaders on a panel discus
sion at the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
Wednesday between women of the
community and industrial leaders on
women’s part in post-war problems.
Students of Miss Covington’s post
war economics class attended the
morning session of this meeting.
The students attending were Peggy
Witherington, Greta Garth, Agnes
Quinerly, Mary Farmer Brantley,
.lulia Maxwell, Meredith Boaze,
Julia Garrett, and Martha Sherrod.
Set For Feb. l6
The .\thletic Council will sjwnsor
a formal Ma8|uerade Ball on Feb-
inary 1(i in the college gym. All
girls attending the dance must wear
a mask which will be taken off at a
time announced later.
John Peddicord and orchestra will
furnish the music for the dance.
Professor Frightens Ground Hog
by Jayne Bell finitely too good for cats. | brich, the supreme example of Mon-
The morning of my tirst clnss day Professor Samovar’s voice boom- golian Man from the Ubertragung
dawned bright and clear. As the ed forth, shook my desk and made Period. The material is found in the
rosv fingers of the sun crept through the windows rattle. The words stood library on shelves 4fl(t, 500, 800,
the" window, I glanced up to see up and walked onto my paper. and 1000. Kindly refer to thi> au-
the i>rofessor prance into the room “Sjilitting Hairs in Bucharest” thors Oj)penhermer, Gettell, Sait,
with his nose -1,721 feet above Sea face the United Spealey, lummer, Hurper, Ogg, aiul
Level. His black cape hung about Xjitions Organization. The United
his shoulders and draped the floor
as he sat down in the high-backed
chair on the lecture platform.
I watched intently as he took
out a huge Kay Woodie pijie and
began packing it with Rum and
Maple. When this was done, he
zipped up the leather tobacco pouch
nnd pulled out a minute spiral. With
this came a silver monogramned case
from-which he took a small I’hi
Beta key and pinned it nonchalantly
on his lapel. . , ,
Before he opeiji'd the Spiral to be
gin the lecture. Professor Yetta Sam-
var. from Schlaugenschloss Haus^,
took out an ordinary country*
match and held it tightly between
two fingers. *The country- refered
to is Boissy-le-Douk sur Seine,
North of Southeast Stix not to be
confused with the R'iver of Forget
In this pose he blurted out,
“Gool morning. Morons. Get out
your Yellow Eagle '‘Chcmi-Sealed’'
Mirado jHn.cils and take dictation on
white ruled i»aper size eight inches
by elev(‘n inches . . . And now we
will begin.” _
With my Eagle brand jiencil in
hand, I began with great interest to
record the topic ot his lecture. The
Importance of Splitting Hairs in
Bucharest” or “Why You Feel the
Way You Do” Realizing the impor
tance of this profoundity, I did away
with my philosophy concerning cat
naps, which is that they are de-
Nations Organization is made up of
~) states -a definition of which you
must master. Take this: The state
(comma) as we have seen (comma)
is an independent political society
with an organized system of govern
ment with functions in that society
as a supreme regulator of social
relationshi]>s (period). If this is too
supercillious for yOu, tuff. To under
stand what I have just uttered, you
niusr know the mOiining of the
word “su]iercillious”. “Super” is a
Latin |>refix m>aning “above or
over” and “cilium’’ nierius eyelid
The whole word therefore means
“above eyelid” or “high brow”.
I thought sim])lyj “What a fool,”
which comes from the Latin word
“follis” meaning bellows, blowhard,
or windbag—. Now, he’s got me
doing it. I had unfortunately drop
ped my Eagle brand pencil and
missed the whole definition of the
important word “state”.
The kitchen match, which he
struck after the word “relation
ships,” burned down to his epider
mis and penetrated at 115 degree
Fahrenheit. He counted to ten in
Roman numerals slowly and said,
“T think electricity is leaking all
over this room. I always half ex-
l>ected that it would get me.
“Before I'continue, I would like
to assign you a term paper due
April 1 commonly known as Fool’s
Day. The subject will be Karl Sem-
Shotwell. The Kncyclopedia Collegia,
Volume •(-, will also be an aid.
Are there any pertinent quostionsl”
We didn’t know exactly what was
the matter with him. He spoke in
the same breath of the masterpiece,
SO PENSEROSO, nnd of a man
named Hullaballoo who tried to
sell him caskets. In referring, as he
often did, to his old frat, .Mpjia
Cholera, a tale concerning Olga and
Neo]iatria was brought to his mind.
Before this spicy tale began, we
were told that the author I’ermo
made an allusion to Olga and.Neo-
patria because they were charac
ters in a Cre>k story of 52 B. (I,
when man believed violently in the
love of man and wom:in, in prefer
ence to the contemporary philoso-
]diy of Sjiinoza who states that “!My
Mother Ijoved Me Rut SliC' Died.”
■ At this point I had lost all con-
nection .betwein the tale and these
absurd details, so T stopped being
sorrowful all over the place and
thought of the stra^ige case of
thi' Irksom( I’rude. Seeing that I was
offering a prayer at the end of a
rope. Professor Somavar said in my
face,” I'rocrnstination is all of the
time. The w'ord ‘'‘procrastination’’ is
derived from two Latin words “pro”
and “crastinus” meaning . . . ’’
These solemn words floated out
the window from the attentive room
of scholars, who hadn’t begun to be
scholars yet, and caused the ground
hog to go back to nature without
seeing his .shadow.
‘‘If You’r Hoodie, Call Mo Woo-
gie," by Dean Charles Vardell is to
be presented tonight at 8:00 in
memorial Hall. The cast is made
up of faculty members of Salem
Academy and College.
A faculty play is traditionally
given every four years. The campus
V. W. C. A. has sponsored the pro
duction, and the admission of fifty
cents goes to the Y.
The play is a musical fantasy pic
turing “Failem” ('ollege in the
“dim future.” The script may bo
read in its entirety beginning on
page .'i of this issue, which was
published a day later in order to
carry this sfH'cial feature.
('ommiltees for the play were:
director of -Musical score. Dr. Var
dell; director of dramatic action.
Miss Wible; director of dance rou
tine, Miss Avirill; art director, Mr.
Evett; stage manager, Dr. Confer;
stage crew, Miss Marsh, Mi.ss Byrd,
Dr. Jordan, Mr. Curlee; property
mistress, Miss Vest; property crew;
Mrs. Horton, Miss Simpson, Miss
Shamberger; costume mistress. Miss
Iledgecock; crew, Miss Hurrell, Miss
Hewitt, and Miss Covington; light
ing and off-stage effects, Mr. (’amp-
The iiuestion in every smokehouse,
at every bridge table, anl in every
bull session at Siilem for the past
month is SHOULD THE KXAM
WEEK BE EXTKNDKDt After
listening for a while we decided to
print a few answers.
Light Joslin—1 did think so; but
now that they are over I don’t
Jean Griffin—No. Makes it too long
and drawn out. .\n extra day might
help but not a whole week.
Marin Hieks—Definitely. I think
there should be a reading day be
tween each exam day like they
■ have at Ifandolph Macon and
Janet Russell—T certainly do. We’ro
all nervous wrecks as it is now.
V’irginia Summers—I’vo never had a
bad schedule, but I foel sorry for
those who do. Maybo it would
Hetty Hatley—Yes! We need sleep.
One exam a day is enough for
•Margaret Raynal—If wo had a read
ing day before each exam I would
n’t minij^iaving two a day.
Gwen \ onnt—Sounds good to me.
Martha Hrjinnock—How about a
play day before reading dayf
Lina Lee Hart—A day or two might
help, but we’d probably waste
time if we had any more.
Penn Wutt —Anything to pre
vent two in one day!
Candy Tntiedt—I like them all
Ruby Move—No. I’d still have mine
on the hist four days.
Coit Redfearn—A wivk is enough if
you know yonr work.
June Reid—It’s too long and drawn
out as it is.
Virginia Mclver—More time suits
me line. My sclu'dulo was horrible
. . . all of them in two days!
Nancy !^nyder--Yes. Exam gratles
mean so much that it-isn’t fair to
have two on onc' day.
Carol Heckwith—Sure! Seven exams
in three days was too much for
Mary Bryant—I do want it ex
tended, then Ihe .^tress wouldn’t
be on a tew days.
Louise l)odson--l’d rather have the
I’*’ggy Witherington- -More time
would not help my grades, probably.
Marjorie Conrad—Excellent idea.
Senora Lindsey -I think it would
be miserable to drag them out
longer than one day more. At
least seven days would help tho’.