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Volume XXVI.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 15, 1946.
Number 1ft
Dr. Hepbron
Cites Crime
Statistics
By. Jamee M. Hepbrqn explained
many modeTn devices used today in
criminal ■warfare in llis leptnre,
“Pcienee Tu^nB Detective,” lilonday
evening, Marqb !?• Some of the
scientific metliods which Dr. Hep-
bron discussed were the nse of
fingerprints, identification of bullets,
the lie detector, truth serum, and
the analysis pf dust paTticles and of
hair.
Dr. Hepbrpn began ¥?ith the state
ment, “CriminalB today scien
tists and must be attacked by scien
tific methods.” Before discussing
rpcent incidents of the criminal re-
cprds. Dr. Hepbron debunked several
common beliefs: that women are in
herently better than men and appear
less pften in crime statistics, that
it “takes a prook eateh a crook,”
and the idea that one can “teJl a
crpok by looking at him.”
Amazing statistics given by Dr.
Hepbrpn indicate that one county in
the United States has twice as
much crime as the whole Dominion
of Canada. The reason is that else
where chances of being caught are
much greater, and the possibilities
■of escape through a piyriad of tech
nicalities are very much spialler.
The fampus case of the American
Who tpok the Bank of England for
a million dollars was related by Dr.
Hepbron as an example of the cun
ning of the modem criminal. He
stated that, during World War I,
tests showed that the average in
telligence of the inmates pf penal
institutions, who are the dumbest
criminals since they were caught,
was higher than the intelligence of
the draft army. Also, the criminal
average was higher than that of
the guards and even the politically
appointed wardens.
‘ ‘ Fingerprints can be taken from
hard-surface cloth, under favorable
conditions,” said Dr. Hepbron. He
also explained the new methods for
comparing marks on bullets to de-
discharged.
termine from which gun they are
‘■•Truth serum” has been valuable
in detecting crime. Under the in
fluence of sodium amytol and other
hypnotic drugs a person recognizes
friends, talks, and can tell what he
has done. He is unable tp invent
alibis, however, for his power of
imagination is temporarily par
alyzed.
Dr. Hepbrpn explained the use
of the lie detector, or polyograph.
He verified its extreme accuracy
under a skilled operator, but said
it was useless with ppjycopaithic
cases.
“A person can literally ‘hang by
the hair pf his head’ tpday,” Said
Dr. Hepbrpn. A strand Pf hair can
be analyzed to determine a person s
age, height, stoutness, complexion,
inclination to baldness, and drugs
he may be taking pr the brand pf
commercial hair dye used. Dust ad
hering tp ear wax pr shoes can be
analyzed tp determine if a perspn
has been in a particular factpry Pr
even a rppm.
P^rpphesying the use of a new
niagnetic metal which can raise one
hundred times its ewn weight. Dr.
Hepbrpn said pplice wpuld be able
to draw discarded implements from
rivers and hiding places. “Through
radar we may soon be able tP de
tect the Ipcation and rpute pf a
car,” Dr. Hepbrpn explained.
Dr. Hepbton is chairman of the
Maryland State Commission on
Juvenile Delinquency, and is as-
spciated with the Baltimpre Cri
minal Justice Cpmmission. He has
studied criminology and police
methods in many European coun
tries. Formerly he was instructor in
criminplpgy at J^hns Hopkins Uni
versity. Incidentally, he is related
to actress Katharine Hepburn.
Salem honored the Betas at a tea Saturday afternoon. Spme guests seen above, from left to right, are:
Jane Lovelace Jean EanMn of Mt. Holly, Maxine Robbins fo Jamestown, Margaret WUUams, and Peggy Gray,
■who was elected president of the North Carolina Beta Clubs at their last convention in 1942. The convention,
held this year at the Robert E. Lee Hotel, was the eighth Beta Club Convention.
Alec Templeton Will Give
Concert Here Monday
Sophomore Tests
Are Scheduled
This is the second of the annual
Junior issues of the Salemite. This
Week’s paper was edited b^
Martha Lou Heitman.
The annual Salem Cellege Spphp-
mpre Cemprehensi(Ve Exammatipns
will be given March 27 and 28
Contemporary affairs including pp^
litical and military events, social
and ecpnpmical events, literature,
fine arts, music, and drama is sched
uled fpr Wednesday, March ^7 at
3 o’clock. This exam will last 75
minutes. The General Culture Test
including current social problems,
history, and spcial studies, litera
ture, science, fine arts, and mathe
matics is scheduled fpr Thursday,
March 28 at 2 p’clpck.
The purppse of these exams is te
aid the sophomore in choosing her
major and minor fields for the re
mainder of her twP years at cpHege.
The results of the tests are graphed
thereby giving the student her
strpng and weak subjects.
String Orchestra
To Play Soon
Salem Cellege string erchestra,
under the directien pf Miss Hazel
Horten Bead, will present its an
nual spring cpncert, March 21 in
Memprial Hall at eight p. m. This
is the first ef a series of events to
be pflfered by the Schppl pf Music.
Bose Ellen Bowen, viplmist, will
be featured soloist, playing two
fflpvements of the ConcertP No 7
in A Minor by Bode. She is the
talented fifteen-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bowen, Eobin
Hood Boad, Winston-Salem. For the
past four years, she has studied
^ith Miss Read at Salem. She wUl
be accpmpanied by Frances Miller
^°Other numbers on the pr^ram
are: Sarabande (Leclaur); Hern-
pipe (Handel); Large
Kpmance in C Majpr (Sibelius),
Pizzicato Polka (Johann Strauss).
The final number, Andante er
Fpur Viplin Parts (Eichberg), fea
tures Christine Dunn and Bese Ellen
Bpwen as soloists, with a cherus pf
fourteen violins; the entire number
is to be played from memory.
Members of the orchestra are:
Christine Dunn, cpncertmaster; Bpse
Ellen Bpwen and Stella Thalassinos,
first viPlins; Mary-Joe Kelley, Jane
Fagnal and Eleanor Eights, second
violins; Jean Jeyce, viola; Eugenia
Shore and Peggy WoW, cellos; Jean
Sloan, double bass; Genevra Beaver,
piano.
Winston-Salem seems tP be get
ting mere than its share pf gppd
cpncerts this season. Next on the
list is the popular pianist and cpm-
ppser, Alee Templeton, who will
appear at Eeynolds Auditorium
next Monday, March 18.
Mr. Templeton has sometimes
been found hard to clasify, musically
speaking. He is a virtuoso of first
rank in the field of classic litera
ture for the pianp; he is npted fpr
his interpretations of the music of
certain modern composers; and he
is strictly “in the groove” when
it comes to jazz and bpogie-wo,ogie.
This all-round musician was born
in Cardiff, Wales. Although he has
been blind from birth, he was well
pn the rpad tp musical eminence be
fore he was twenty. He received his
formal musical education at the
Eoyal Academy and College of
Music in London. Before coming tp
America in 19.36, he made extensive
tours of England, France, Holland,
and Germany as rScitalist and or
chestral soloist. He became a citizen
of the United States in 1941, and
since then his popularity has in
creased through his regular radip
pr,Pgram, club entertainments and
many cencert appearances. He has
recently returned frpm an pverseas
tour for the USO.
In addition to playing the piano,
Mr. Templeton does extensive com-
ppsing. Three pf his latest works
will probably be included on the
Winstpn-Salem program: “ Ro
mance” written for Mrs. Templetpn;
“•Minuet” written in the style pf
Eavel; and “Fantasy,” a collection
of melodies from the opera Boris
Godnoff.
Seniors Begin
Red Cross Work
Eight Salem College seniors have
completed this week the course for
American Red Crpss Hpme Service
VjPlunteer Workers. Miss Evabelle
Covington, who received her instruc-
torship in Atlanta last fall, taught
the cpurse, which included 20 hpurs
of class wprk.
These girls have begun work in
the Ipcal Red Cross Home Service
Corps and will serve at least a total
of 75 hours before the current seh,0Pl
year is up. They are expecting to
continue volunteer service in their
home communities.
Those who cpmplete the cpurse are
Meredith Boaze, Mary Farmer
Brantley, Betsy Casteen, Marianne
Everett, Ruth Maxwell, Nancy
Snyder, Avis Weaver and Peggy
Witherington.
Seniors To Have
ComprehensiTes
Cpmprehensive tests will be given
during the week ef May 13-18 tP
Seniors who are majoring in certain
fields. Only Seniors who are majpr-
ing in English, histpry, mpdern
languages, educatien and psychplpgy,
pr ecpnpmics and sociology are re
quired to take these tests.
The Seniors taking these tests
have had seminars in their particu
lar fields for the last year. The re
sults of the tests will be recorded
on a permanent recprd, but will be
separate frpm the seminar grades.
The seminars will cpntinue even
after the tests are given.
The tests will each be three
hours long. Seniors are npt requir
ed tP pass these cpmprehensive
tests in prder te graduate.
Dr. Mark Depp'
Says Start Now
Dr. Mark Depp, minister ef Cen
tenary Methpdist Church, sppke in
assembly Tuesday.
Dr. Depp defined faith as the
assumption on which a man acts.
This definition, ho said, brings faith
down tP earth. Dr. Depp queted
Madame Chiang Kai-Chek: “We
can learn from the past; we can
hope fpr the future; but we have to
live in the present.” lie stressed
the fact that the future begins now.
Dr. Depp said that we all kn,ow
where we want to go, but some of
us are unwilling to start from where
we are. If we want a world of good
ness, we must be good; if we want
a world of justice, we must practice
justice; if we want a world of go,od-
will, we must practice gppd-will.
Lppk for a world of righteousness
and then be righteous.
This sounds simple, but it is
not easy. While we remain un
changed, the problems of the world
remain unaolved. Dr. I>opp quoted:
“Is it a multiple of people like me
who can solve the problems ef the
werld, pr is a multiple of people like
me what is wrpng with the wprldt”
We should pray fpr the world,
but first, we shpuld pray fpr gui
dance for purselves.
Dr. Depp concluded by saying
that now is the time to start work
ing on ourselves.
"Y” Will Give
Tea Sunday
The “'Y” will give a tea Sunday
afternoon for all students and fac
ulty members. It will be held in the
Day Students’ Center frem fpur
Until five p’clock.
Girls Attend
Art Forum
MeniboiTB of the eemposition
classes in English and music. Miss
Byrd, Dean Vardell, members of the
art class with Mr. Everett members
of the Modem Dance class with
Mrs. Lawspn and Miss Averill at
tended the Arts Fprum held at
Greensboro Thursday, Friday and
Saturday.
The Arts Forum was sponsored by
the Woman’s College of the Uni
versity of North Carolina and in
cluded werk in art, music, the
theatre, letters, and the dance.
Home Again, a sketch by Sue
Mopre, was Salem’s contributipn to
the writing forum. The discussipn pf
student cpmpositions was led by
Lionel Trilling, New York writer
and prpfeespr on Thursday.
Dusk and Lanterns by Hazel New
man Slawter and Three Preludes by
Nancy Ri^enhour were chosen for
the recital of student comppsition
held Friday. Howard Hanson, com
poser, Director of the Eastman
Schppl pf Music reviewed the cem-
positions.
Petitions Due
At9:3oO'clock
IHection for Student Government
President, Vice-Presidents, Secre
tary, and Treasurer fpr 1946-47 will
be hold ii) assembly, March 19. Can
didates put up by the npminating
cpmmittee will be announced Mon:
day by 6:00 p. m.
Peggy Witheringtpn, current pres
ident, has anneunced that she will
receive petitions from students de
siring to have pther persons c.pnsid-
ered by the npminating committee
until 9:30 p. m. Monday night. In
order to recommend a girl to the
nominating committee after nomina
tions have been posted, a petition
must have 25 signatures.
The Junior Class will elect the
editor of next year’s annual on
Wednesday, March 20.
May Day Chairman and Athletic
Association President will be elected
by the student body March 21 in
assembly.
The same rules fpr petitions apply
in all elections, in each case the
deadline for handing in petitions be
ing 9:30 p. m. the night before the
election.
Rev. D.L Rights
Lauds Salem
“This is the place of legends and
traditions,” said Reverend Douglas
Rights, Moravian pastor of Trinity
Church, as he opened his talk Thurs
day morning in Assembly. Eev.
Rights’ subject was “The Land of
Legends and Traditions.” He de
scribed the early history of Win
ston-Salem and its surrounding vil
lages. He pictured Indian raids,
George Washington’s visit to the
boys’ and girls’ school at Salem, and
the settlers who soon made Winst,on-
Salem, and the settlers who soon
made Winston-Salem a large and
progressive city. In conclusion, Rov.
Bights emphasized the importance
of history and tradition by saying,
“It is legend and tradition which
make Salem great.”
    

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