SALEM COLLEGE LIBRARY
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 29, 1946.
The deadline for the Salemite con
test for poetry, essays, and short
stories is only ten days oif. All en
tries must be in to Jayne K. Bell
or Effie Euth Maxwell by 6 o’clock
All students are eligible to com
plete in this contest. The eopposi-
tions must be entirely original and
written this school year. There is
no limit to the entries which can
be made by one student.
A prize of $10.00 will be awarded
to the winners of the essay and
short story groups and $5.00 to
the winner in the poetry group.
Winners will be announced in the
April 12 issue.
The School of Music will present
Miss Frances Linwood Cartner,
organist, in her graduation recital,
April 1, at eight p. m. in Memorial
Miss Cartner is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Cartner of Win
ston-Salem. For the past four years
she has been one of the outstand
ing Day Students on Salem campus.
Before coming to Salem she was an
organ pupil of Miss Mary Jones, a
member of the' Music School
Faculty. She has studied for four
years with Dr. Charles G. Vardell,
Jr., head of the Music Department
Her recital prjOgram includes:
Fugue on the “Kyrie”, Couperin
Chorale Trelude, Buxtebude,
("From God I ne’er will turn me”)
Variations on the Milanese Galliard,
Cabezon, Prelude and Fugue in A
Minor, Bach, Chorale in E Major,
Cesar Franck, Choral-improvisation
on “In Dulci Jubilo”, ICarg-Elert
Benediction, Karg-Elert, Carillon de
Conversation around the bridge
tables this week has centered around
the Beynolds’ offer to give Wake
Forest College $10,000,000 to move
the schOiOl to Winston Salem. Most
of the “gals” think the offer has
definite possibilities for Salem Col
lege. Here are some of their opinions
on the situation:
Fugitives from Culbertson in Clewell
Mary Jane McQ«e—Sounds good to
me. We’ve got hopes for dates any
Bose Held—It’ll give the old maids
at Salem a new chance.
Anne MilUkan—Marvelous idea. It’ll
be all right if Harold goesi
Nancy Lutz—A real good idea if it
comes true in ten or twelve years.
Betsy Boney—IIvlbba-Hubba! The
Reynolds give the money; the gals
at Salem will take care of the rest.
Marty Davis—There may be some
future in that!
Virginia Summers—Sounds like good
times for Salem about ten years
Eleanor Davidson—Being at Salem
might prove worthwhile!
Griaelle Etheridge—A good morale-
Mildred Hughes—Good for Winston
Mary Hillsman—It’ll help to im
prove our social contacts.
Martha Walton—I wish they’d made
the offer two or three years ago.
Grand-Slammers in South Hall
Page Daniel—I think it would bo
wonderful for Robert to be right
here in the neighborhood.
MoUy Darr—I’m excited to death.
Sarah Clark—^I think they should
stay down at Wake Forest. Getting
their education will interfere with
the boys’ studies.
Elaine McNeely—I’d lurve it.
(Cont. from page three)
Classes Choose Presidents
Above are Mary Jane McGee, Mary Eaton Seville, Mary Hunter Hackney, newly-elected class
Freshmen Players Will Give
OnC'Act Plays Saturday
The Freshmen Players will present two one-act plays at
8 •’clock, Saturday night in Old Chapel. The plays are entitled
“The Happy Journey” and “Joint Owners in Spain.” They
are produced under the direction of Miss Josepliine Wible.
Tickets are 30 cents.
“The Happy Journey” by Thornton Wilder, stars Jane
Pointer as “Ma Kirby,” Marion Gaither as “The Stage Man
ager,” Martha Brannock as “Arthur Kirby”, “Boots” Lambeth
as “Caroline Kirby,” Nancy Wray as “Pa Kirby,” and Annie
Lou Myatt as “Beulah,” their unmarried daughter. No scenery
or properties are used for this play, for the idea is that no
special place is being presented. The time could be now or it
could have been twenty-five years ago.
“Joint Owners in Spain” by Alices^
Brown, is staged in an Old Ladies
Home. The cast of characters are
“Mrs. Fullerton” played by Cath
erine Moore, “Mrs. Mitchell” by
Nancy O’Grady, “Miss Pyer” by
Perona Aiken, and “Mrs. Blair” by
Nancy Lee Erwin is the stage
manager. She is assisted by Eliza
beth Kennedy. The property mis
tresses aro Lee Hart and Diane
Payne. Jean Adams is in charge
of costumes, assisted by Jane Mull.
The publicity was handled by Mary
Porter Evans and her crew, Joyce
Privette, lone Bradshaw, Sarah
Burts, Betty Ann Epps, and Ann
Chandley. Jayne Bell and Mary
Gaither Whitener aro in charge of
the business. Peggy Sue Taylor was
student director of the Pierrette
play which can not be presented at
Student Plays Own
Song On Radio
Nancy Ridenhour, Salem College
School of Music, senior piano stu
dent, played several of her own
compositions at 1 p.m. Friday over
WSJS, in the monthly program spon
sored by the Thursday Morning
Two works by Mrs. Haiel Slawter,
another Salem senior, also were
played. They are “Lanterns” and
“Dusk.” Of her own compositions
Miss Ridenhour played three pre
ludes and “Waterfall.”
Miss RoHBlie Oakes, regional secre
tary of the Southern district of the
Y. W. C. A., will be a guest at
Salem this week-end. Miss Oakes, a
reccnt college graduate, will speak
at vespers Sunday night at 6:45 in
the Day Students Center.
This is the first time in many
years that u regional staff member
has come to Salem. She will meet
with the local “Y” president, the
deans, and advisors on Monday
morning. Monday afternOiOn she will
have a chance to meet the student
Dr. Craig Speaks On
Dr. llardin Craig, noted Shake
spearean critic, spoke Thursday
night at 8:00 o’clock to the Friends
of the Library, following the pres
entation of the Mary Duncan Mc-
Anally Memorial. His subject was
“Shakespeare—Citizen of the
In discussing the development of
Shakespeare’s characters, Dr. Craig
emphasized that he showed the
ordinary man in all walks of life.
Life was useless and .sad, but he be
lieved that man would come to him
self sooner or later. Usually, it was
too late as shown in Richard II
However, as Dr. Craig said, “All
men of pure motive and upright
heart cannot be robbed of pure
glory.” Shakespeare’s man was ideal
ized reality as was Plato’s and
In closing. Dr. Craig pointed out
that we thr,ough our interpretation
of Shakespeare’s philosophy of life
should “move forward with strong
and active faith.”
Dr. Hardin Craig was entertained
at a tea in the basement of Louisa
afternoon by members of theinedi
W. Bitting Dormitory Thursday
afternoon by members of the Eng
Dr. Hardin Craig, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, spoke in
assembly Thursday, March 28, on
the subject of learning and accom
plishment in our day. “Students
never develop more than one one-
thousandth of their potentialities,”
stated Dr. Craig. “For most boys
and girls who go to college now the
chief permanent value is the as
sociation with th,ose few who really
apply themselves to learning.”
Emphasizing the invincibility of
the human wiil, he outlined the pos
sibilities which might be realize>d if
this fact were exercised. He explain
ed the ability of even a small group
to bring about a renaissance like
that of th» Kith century.
In a comparison of the 16th cen
tury and our times, Dr. Craig said
that our pjossibilities are much
greater but our achievements de
plorably less. Part of our failure is
attributable to our inability to
study, our inability even to read
understandingly, our occupation
with extra-curricular activities, and
our inability to distinguish between
the “permanent and the transitory.”
“Plato,” said Dr. Craig, “learned
that the possibilities of achievement
are unlimited, but we fail to pro
fit by his learning.”
Frances Carr was elected presi
dent of the Y. W. c;. .'V. in assembly
Tuesday. Joanne Swasey was the
other candidate for the office.
Frances is the daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. H. C. Carr of Durham,
N. C. She has been a leader in
the “ Y” since her sophomore year,
when she transferred from Flora
MacDonald College. Recently she
attended the National Y. W. C. A.
Convention in Atlantic City. Frances
is active in her denominational
church work and was president of
the Westminister Fellowship this
The Pierrette Players, Home
Economics Club, Stirrups Club, and
the Salemite staff are a few of the
a(ctivities in which (Frances has
participated while at Salem.
As President of the “Y” Francos
has stated that she hopes to em
phasize religious activities and more
Saturday night socials.
Mary Ann Xdnn
Mary Ann Linn was elected pres
ident of I. R. S. for the year 1046-
47 on Tuesday, March 26. Candidates
running against Mary Ann were
Margaret West, Jean Sullivan, and
Mary Ann is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Stahle Linn of Salisbury.
She has been an outstanding stu
dent her three years at Salem both
in academic and extracurricular
activities. Her freshman year she
was representative to the judicial
board of the Student Qovernniont.
As a sophomore she was I. R. 8.
reprosentative and a member of the
May Court. This year Mary Ann
has served as secretary of the
Student Government, and is on the
Mary Ann is an A. B. major in
jisychology and education.
Jean Oriffin was elected Chief
Marshall for the year 1916-47 in
Assembly Thursday, March 28. Jean
is the daughter of Mrs. Clarence A.
Oriffin of Rocky Mount. Since she
has been at Salem she has been
very active in club memberships
and offices. Her froshman year she
was a representative to I. R. S.,
a member of the French Club, on
the sub varsity softball. This year
she is Clewell represe-ntative to
legislative board of Student Govern
ment, member of nominating com
mittee, secretary of the French Club,
member of the Spanish Club, and
on the May Court. Jean is a rising
Junior, and an English major.
Mary Hunter Hackney
Mary Hunter Hackney was elected
Senior Class president, at a Junior
Class m»'eting on Tuesday afternoon.
Mary Hunter is a music major in
organ. She served as treasurer of the
Junior Class this vwir. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hackney of Wilson, N. C.
The other candidate for president
was Sara Coe Hunsucker. Election
of other officers will take place
Mary Jane McGee
Mary Jane McGoe of Charlotte
was elected president of the rising
Juni,or class on Wednesday after
noon. The other nominee Was Louise
Parrish of Georgetown.
House president of Sisters during
her freshman year and sub-house
president of Clewell this year,
Mary Jane has already proved her
leadership ability. A great deal of
interest was shown in this election;
this is proved by the fact that al
most every member of the cHss
The class of 1949 elected Eaton
Seville of Statesville, N. C., as
thoir president for next year,
Wednesday, March 27. Eaton and
Mary Pprter Evans were the can
didates for President.
Eaton graduated from Statesville
High School in ’45. At Statesville
High, Eaton was President of the
■Btita Club, member of the Varsity
Club, and Hi-Y; on the annual and
newspaper staff, and salutatorian
Katon says her only aim is “to
do the best I can.”