Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 5, 1947.
Number 1 I
A. A. Will Sponsor
"Saddle Shoe Stomp”
Davy Jones’ Locker will be the*
setting for the A. A.-sponsored
“Saddle Shoe Stomp” from 8:30
until 11:30 o’clock tomorrow night.
Music will be furnished by a juke
box, and food 'vill be sold during
Ann Carothers, president of the
Athletic Association, has announced
the committees for the dance as
follows: Jo Patterson, Susan John
son and lone Bradsher, decorations;
Betty Wolfe, music; Peggy Watkins
and Beverly Johnson, food; Jane
Morris, tickets; and Carolyn Dunn,
Saleniites are urged to come and
bring their dates and guests, and
are reminded to wear sweaters and
skirts to carry out the informality
of the occasion. The admission is
25 cents for stags and 35 cents for
You don’t have to be an interior
Poldi Mildner, Viennese pian
ist, will appear in concert at
Reynolds Auditorium Thursday
at 8:30 p. m. as the third artist
decoration major or a commercial, current Civic Music As-
artist to enter the contest being; sociation series.
sponsored by the I. E. S. next week.
The contest to determine the most
original iind attractive Christmas
decorations in the various dormi
tories will open today and close
Thursday, December 11.
Each dorm may decorate in any
manner, as long as the decorations
are approved by Mr. Mann. The
provision is a precaution ^against
An I. R. S. prize and a carton of
Chesterfields will be awarded the
winning dorm after the judges’ de
cision Thursday night. Inspection
will be held between 7 and 10 o’clock
that night. Neatness of the rooms
will be one of the deciding factors.
The winners will be announced in
the Christmas issue of the Salemite
The Salem Alumnae and the A. A.
U. W. will hold a joint meeting in
the Louisa Bitting Living Room at
8:30 p. m. Monday.
There will be a Christmas program
on “Customs and Traditions of Sal
em Community.” Speakers will be:
Dr. Douglas Eights, Mrs. Rondthaler
and Dr. Adelaide Fries.
The annual Candle Tea was held
in the Brother’s House on Thursday
and Friday afternoons of this week.
The house was open to the public
from two until nine o’clock on both
The purpose of the Candle Tea
is to let the public see how the
beeswax candles are made. The Mor
avian women have been making the
Christmas candles since they first
settled in Salem. Today, all of the
Moravian churches in the country
are supplied with Christmas candles
The hostesses were dressed in qua
int old Moravian costumes and Mor
avian Love Feast coffee and sugar
cake were served. The old Moravian
putz were also on display.
Miss Mildner was born in
Vienna during World War I
and began piano lessons early.
At the age of 8 she was acce]D-
ted as a pupil of Frau Hedwig-
Kanner-Kosenthal, wife of the
celebrated Moriz Rosenthal.
She made her debut at the age
of 11 as soloist with the Vienna
After regular appearances on
the continent she made her de
but in this country in 1932 at
the age of 17. After the New
York debut, she made 8 sold-
out concert tours of the United
States and Canada.
At the outbreak of World
War II the young pianist went
to South America where she
lived and made concert appear
ances until last fall when she
returned to the U. S.
Miss Mildiier, according to
her two-column biography in
Living Musicians, rises early in
the morning, never later than
7:30, practices three hours be
fore noon, another hour or two
in the afternono, and devotes
the remamder of the day to
reading and study.
The senior home economics majors
will sponsor their annual Christmas
tea at the Lizora Hanes Home Mana
gement House Tuesday afternoon
from 3:30 until 5:30.
Junior home economies majors are
preparing the food for the occasion
and seniors are planning the event,
issuing invitations, and decorating.
Invitations have been sent to col
lege and Academy faculty and to
friends of the hostesses.
Anne Dungan, Sally Hamilton and
Dotty Smith are in charge of in
vitations and tree decorations; Mary
Louise White and Mary Lena Col-
vard, 'serving; Page Daniels and
Margaret Spillman, decorations in
the house; and Sophie Bowen and
Helen Spruill, table decorations.
The Salem College Choral Ensem
ble will be represented in the chorus
which’ will present Handel’a “Mes
siah” Sunday afternoon at 4:30
o’clock at the Centenary Methodist
The chorus which is said to be
the best in the entire sixteen years
of performance, is composed of mem
bers from all the church choirs and
choral groups in Winston-Salem and
Salemites participating in the per
formance are Frances Cumnock, Bev
erly Land, Betty Jean Mabe, Fran
ces Summers, Jean Tegtmeir, Peggy
Sue Taylor, and Barbarj^ Ward.
Grady Miller, well-known as the dir
ector of the Forsyth Singers and
the Maids of Melody, both outstand
ing choral groups of Winston-Salem,
is directing the “Messiah”. The
performance of this beautiful ora
torio ^should be of unusual interest
to the music lovers as well as music
students of'Salem College.
Swing Will Lecture
Here Tuesday Night
Dr. Smitli, academic dean, announ
ced plans this week for the pre-re
gistration to take place December
8, 9, 10.
Upper classmen are reminded to
register with the heads of their
major departments. Freshmen are
to register with the academic dean.
Arrangements will be made for stu
dents to make appointments with
their advisory ahead of time. The
faculty request that students do not
wait until the last hour.
The following subjects will be of
fered as electives in addition to the
courses required for majors and min
ors: Art 208 (Modern Art); Art 102
(History and Appreciation); Econo
mics 300 (Personal Finance); Eng
lish 110 (Speech); English 230 (Am
erican Literature); History 215
(North Carolina); History 212 (Com
parative European Governments);
History 211 (Eenaissance and Be
formation); Home Economics (Nut
rition and Food Preparation) for
seniors only; Latin 10 (Mythology);
Math 220 (Statistics); Music 110
(Appreciation); Psychology 220
(Techniques of Guidance); Psycho
logy 206 (Mental Hygiene); Religion
205 (History); Sociology 205 (Fam
ily Relations). .
Raymond Swing, noted foreign corres-
I)ondent and radio commentator, will speak
in Memorial Hall, at 8:30 p. m., Tuesdav,
December 9. ’
Second in the series of Salem College
lecturers, Mr. Swing, an advocate of world
government will speak on “History on the
ifarch.” He is chairman of the board of
Americans United for AVorld Government.
For two decades a foreign correspondent,
ilr. Swing has been one of the most widely
known radio commentators for the past
fourteen years. Foremost .luthority among
commentators on subject of atomic energy,
lie is also a noted author. His latest book
In the Name of Sanity argues for strength
ening the U. N. into a world government.
Born in Cortland, New York,
♦ Swing attended Oberlin Collegie and
Conservatory of Music. At the age
of 19 he began his journalistic care
er as a reporter on the Cleveland
Press. At twenty he became editor
of a small-town Ohio weekly and
three years later was managing edi
tor of the Indianapolis Sun.
A gifted composer and musician,
he went to Europe in 1912 and set
tled down in Berlin because of the
opportunities there to improve his
musical talent. In the Spring of
1913 the Berlin correspondent of
the Chicago Bally News retired and
Swing took over the job.
Returning to Ameria in 1918,
Swing became an examiner of the
War Labor Board and then resumed
his newspaper career as Berlin cor
respondent of the New York Herald.
In subsequent years he saw service
abroad with the Wall Street Jour
nal, the Philadelphia PnbUc IiSdger,
and the New York Evening Post un
til 1934 when, back in America, he
joined The Nation as a member of
the board of editors. It was also
about this time that he began to
appear on the radio as a news com
What’s Going On In The World
by Jane Morris
Many things have happened in
the world since we last sat down
to employ the ole hunt-and-peck sys
tem. The most important thing is
that your mumbling reporter is now
filled with rich food and SLEEP
—so the tone of the world’s affairs
will no doubt be much less pessimi
However, a few minor events did
take place in the national and in
ternational scene in the last two
weeks. Up at Lake Success last
week the UN General Assembly
voted for the partition of Palestine.
At last the Jews have the national
homeland they have been ’ looking
for since the beginning of history.
But can they, the help of the
UN, keep it? Right now the Arabs
are sho;uting and acting out bloody-
murder all over the placp. Actually
it isn’t very funny, because it may
take force to calm ,them down and
that is what we are trying to stay
Those well-known persons, Mar
shall, Bidault, Molotov and Bevin
are in conference in London at the
present time, writing, or trying to,
the treaties of peace with Germany
and Austria. . There are a great
many touchy issues to be disclosed.
The U. S. wants all the fifty-one
nations who declared ivar on Ger
many to have some say-so in the
treaty making. Eus.sia doesn’t like
that so much. The French have
definite ideas about the Saar to
which there is opposition. Russia
says the boundary with Poland must
remain the same. We don’t likei than they are now.
that. So far they have agreed thatj that.
a central government must be set
up for Germany. But what kind?
And so it goes. These are vital
issues for the future peace of the
world, so check your newspapers
occasionally in the next weeks.
The Congress, noiv diacussing the
stop-gap aid to Europe are hacking
away at the amount, slowly cutting
it down. Good ole boys! They are
While the French nation is nearly
paralyzed by industrial strikes the
French cabinet under went a reshuf
fling process last week. Eobert
Schuma^ became the new Premier,
and he and his co-workers are plan
ning some drastic anti-strike legis
lation. If it goes through the Com
munists will raise a greater howl
Be assured of
Miss Mary Ina Shamburger, assist
ant professor of English at Salem
College, will present a p.aper on
“John Donne, Traveler”, to the
Salem College Faculty Group for
Eesearch and Creative Work at 7:30
P. M. Tuesday in the living room
of Louisa Wilson Bitting Dormitory.
Miss Shambur^r will present a
picture of Donne, seventeenth cent
ury poet and dean of St. Paul’s, as
seen through the views of several
This is the second meeting of the
year. Miss Jess Byrd is chairman
of the group.
The Salem Academy dramatic or
ganization, Pi Delta Phi, will present
two one-act plays tomorrow night
at 8:30 in Mary Patterson Auditor
The first of these productions,
directed by Miss Doris Leach, Eng
lish instructor, will be Lord Dun-
sany’s comedy, “The Lost Silk
Hat,” in which Lee Fleshman has
the leading role. Other participants
are Margaret Randolph, Lavixne Bur- ,
ton, Joan Girard and Tappy Bruff.
The second play will be Margaret
Douglas’ fantasy, “The Loet Kiss,”
enacted by Sallye Block, Bettie
Schiffman, Gwen Hamer, Mary Kat
herine Burton, Caroline Van Zandt,
Sally Backenstoe, Pat Pannill, Sarah
Gertrude Page, Sara Tulloch and
No adm^ission will be charged and
college students and faculty are cor
dially invited to attend.