Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, January 16, 1948
Number 1 3
Sam Levering Urges
by Peirano Aiken
Sam Levering stimulated smoke
house talk this week.
Mr. Levering, Chairman of the j
Administrative Committee of the!
World Federalists of North Carolina,!
led two open forums Tuesday, Jan
uary 13, under the sponsorship of;
the International Relations Club.
The topics under discussion were;
conscription and world government. |
At least a few Salem faculty mem
bers and students, including an ad-;
mirable number of enthusiastic co-1
eds, had their thoughts roused from '
, the limited concerns of college life ‘
^vhen lie made his ai)pearance.
Supporting his anti-conscriptign,
stand, Mr. Levering del)unked the j
usual arguments that pro-conscrip- j
tionists set forth. From the econo-1
mic point of view he believe#! that, ^
although universal military training ;
might alleviate unemployment, it |
would eventually lower our living
standard iTy placing large numbers |
of people at nou-productive work.
However, he said, the real reason;
why UMT is urged is
popularily, to prevent war and, j / (^7 y jLJ-CLLiJ
ually, to help win war. A review
of the history of conscription shows ,
that it has done neither for those |
nations that have employed it. Fur-,
thermore, ilr. Levering continued, it'
would only stimulate distrust from ■
other countries; and, in the event of'
war, we would do better to sj)ond'
our money on highly developed
meclianisins and a small specially
trained force than on a large incdi-1
Were manpower instead of scien-^
tific weajions the decisive factor,,
Hussia would have the upper hand,
of us now; for estimates place her
standing army at millions and ^
ours at barely a million. The im- j
portant thing is that we now have
enough atomic bombs to blast her
cities. At the present rate of diplo
matic failure. Levering estimated
that the chances are 2 to 1 in favor
of another war—>pj/obably to eoirfe
siiortly after Russia has the atomic
bomb, which authorities think will
antagonism with Russia, he admitted
take her from 2 to 5 years to perfect.
In ^regard to the source of our
religious, economic and governmental
differences as hindrances, but dis^
counted them as the prime cause.
Instead he felt that the basic factor
is insecurity and fear of equality of
The Federalist answer to dispel
ling this fear is a strong world gov
ernment. This could be brought
about by a United Nations charter
revision which would do five things:
(1) destroy the power of veto by
one nation alone,
(2) establish representation on a
basis of population, education
and economic development,
(3) enable the U. N. to ehforce in
ternational law on individuals
rather than on nations,
(4) augment the tj. N. budget and
(5) determine the limits of nat
ional armament programs.
Russia herself is against any stren-
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Dr. Anscombe, emeritus head of
the history department, will speak
on the topic ‘ ‘ What About Russia
at a meeting of the Salem alumnae
next Tuesday at 8 p. m. in the Day
, Student Center.
This is the first of a seWes
group discussions for alumnae, their
husbands, families and friends who
are, according to the news release,
“eager to keeep informed.” Elea
nor Willingham Johnson is program
chairman for the group.
by Mary. Elizabeth Weaver
‘‘Hat Night” was celebrated at
the December-January birthday din
ner of the IRS Council. Lamp
shades, scarfs, clothes racks, and
flowers were the articles used most
for the “hats”.
The teachers, as well as the stu
dents, made their own hat creations.
Electric fans, horns, bells, and elec
tric lamps afforded them original
designs. Jliss Wilson borrowed the
dining room chimes to make her hat.
The IRS Council presented prizes
for the most original and most at
tractive hats. Lomie Lou Mills re
ceived the most original prize. Her
hat was made from a lamp shade
wrapped around by a towel. Jewe
led pins were pinned on the towel,
and a bed doll hung down the back.
Two green' lights in the front of
the hat flashed on and off. A fur
coat and jeweled ear bobs added to
her “flirty” costume.
Margaret Fisher’s hat received
the prize for being the most attrac
tive. It was an off-the-face black
felt model trimmed with a coffee
brown scarf. A black suit completed
“Hat Night” gave the students
A. A. Sets
The Valentine dance, given by the
Athletic Association, will be Satur
day night, February 7, from 8:30
until 12 o’clock. Harold Gale and
his orchestra will furnish the music.
A new dauce procedure, which al
lows a limited number of stag invi
tations, will be initiated. The card
dance procedure will bo followed,
but there will only be fourteen dan
ces to fill in, in place of the usual
twenty. This is to avoid the rush
betw'een dances. The dauce will be
both girl and boy break.
Below is the new dance procedure
set up by the administration;
■ The administration suggests that
we experiment at Salem College for
the remainder of this year by having
stag dances with a limited number
This experiment is to be talked
over and reevaluated at the end of
That the organization giving the
d.ance appoint a responsible dance
committee of dance marshals, whose
duties will be to meet the stags at
the door of the Gym, receive their
cards, tag them, check their names
off the dance list and direct them
to the receiving line. During the
dance, these marshals will do the
introducing and see that the stags
have a good time.
The number to be invited will be
limited to 60, 15 for eqch class, the
class president to work this out with
the members of the class.
To each stag will be sent a formal
invitation card with the name of
the girl inviting him, with RSVP,
with the statement “formal dress”
and also “Present this card at the
There must be no decorations
placed at the south end of the Gym.
[leaving all three doors free with the
chaperon seats near the doors.
There sholud bo at least three fac
ulty men in the receiving line. Be
fore the dance, the girls will sign in
the dean’s office the names of their
dates and stags.
and faculty a good opportunity to
show off their originality in hat de
signs, and the idea was enthusiasti
Miss Simpson, Mr. Leaeh, and Miss
Sanford served as “Hat Night”
The Y. W. C. A. has started off
the New Year with a barrage of
activities and projects for Salemites.
Heading the list is the sale of
second-hand books which will take
place in the basement of Clewell at
the beginning of the second semester.
Faculty members Ijave been con
tacted and the Y ,sales-women will
know which textbooks are to be used
for each course.
During ^exam week the Y-filling
station will again function for blue-
book happy students. Refresher
courses will be held between 3 and
4 o’clock each afternoon in the Day
Y Self-service stores have been
'set up iu each dorm for your con
venience. Fruit, candy, and pies
will be sold, but not for credit.
Tivo Southerners Discover The North
by Peggy Davis
You can’t tell people that you
were in the Blizzanj of ’47 and
didn’t even know it. They just
won’t believe you. But I was.
\ ou see, Santa Claus Davis sent
his wife and chile to New York for
the Christmas holidays. They want
ed to “see plays” (eight in four
d.'iys, to be exact, and contrary to
the Is ews and Observer report of 8
in 2 days). Well, they went; and
furtliermore, they went prepared
for Weather, because they had left
the Sunny South before.
So, when the weather forecast in
New York City for Christmas Night
was “snow”, they went-blithely on
seeing plays (Antony and Cleopatra
that night; Medea with Judith And
erson and Man and Superman wiUi
Maurice Evans, the night before.)
Friday morning, December 26,
1947, dawned sombre and snowy.
But Mrs. Davis and her daughter
aidn’t know it, because they didn’t
arise until noon. They looked out
of the 17th story window of the
hotel, saw snow flurries and decided
to dress accordingly—galoshes, a
suit, a top-coat, a rain coat, fur-
lined gloves and one of those little
refrigeratoT-dish-cover hoods that
keep off all precipitation and ob-
nue to shop, found it a little hard
scure your view.
They tromped over to Fifth Ave-
to see how to walk down the side
walks, and trying to be natives
about-the-whole-thing, decided to re
turn to the theatre area. (Incid
entally, they took the last cross-
town bus that ran for two days, but
it was a very uneventful bus ride.)
At 3 o’clock, the height of the'
storm according to reports they read
in Time the next week, they were
seeing Helen Hayes in Happy Birth
day when the history-making sky
light fell in, snowed under a portion
of the stage and cancelled the day’s
Elated at being able to get tickets
for a later performance, the un
daunted Southerners donned their
galumphing galoshes and returned to
the hotel through Shubert Alley
(which was protected from the snow
They went to A Streetcar Named
Desire, Tennessee Williams’ version
of Freud in New Orleans which will
probably win the Pulitzer Prize, Fri
day night (the theatre was still only
one block from the hotel and could
be reached through another very pop
ular alley). Jessica Tandy, the star,
led the east in a round of applause
after the performance for the “brave
and fearless audience” that braved
the blizzard to pack the house. The
Davises naively thought it was worth
it and went back to the hotel to
chew on the food for thought that
the play had provided. Without
hearing a radio or reading a news
They were surprised to hear ac
counts of the record 25.8 inch snow
fall Saturday morning and went to
Crime and Punishment and Com
mand Decision as scheduled. Not
being able to get a taxi, a bus or
any cross-town transportation, they
gladly stayed on the Great White
Way, which did look a little whiter
than usual, and sight-seed between
41st and 46th Streets.
Again not being able to get a taxi
to Penn Station on Sunday they ship
ped their luggage, took a subway
and didn’t see daylight until they
woke up in a Baltimore hotel Mon
day morning. (There was very little
snow in Baltimore.)
I left out some of the very intox
icating details and some of the ex
cursions prior to the blizzard (one
of the tamer was to see Harvey
which is like Crime and Punishment
but not so profoundly treated.).
Nevertheless, that’s how two south
erners discovered the North and
didn’t even know it.
Dr. Howard E. Roudthaler, Presi
dent of Salem College, was conse
crated a Bishop of the Moravian
Church in a special service Sunday,
January 11, in the Home Moravian
Bishop Rondthaler is the 246th
Moravian Bishop to be consecrated
since the beginning of the Moravian
Church in Moravia in 1467. He is
the ninth Bishop of North and South
Bishop Edward Rondthaler, father
of Bishop Howard E. Rondthaler and
President of Salem College for four
Province for forty years.
Officiating at the special Service'
years, was a Bishop in the Southern
of Episcopal Consecration were Bis
hop W. Vivian. Moses from Ohio,
Bishop Kenneth G. Hamilton from
Pennsylvania, and Bishop J. Ken
neth Pfohl from Winston-Salem. All
of the Bishops wore plain white sur-
pliies. The Moravian ministers
gathered in a body at the front of
the church. At the front were the
officials of the governing boards of
The service, created especially for
the Act of Consecration, was very
simple. The music, presented by Mr.
Peterson’s choir, was written espec
ially for the ritual of consecration.
The Act of Consecration consisted of
the laying of hands by the three of
ficiating Bishops and repeating of
the ,charge to the new Bishop.
Tlie church was filled with people
including students, faculty, members
of the congregationof the Home Mor
avian Church, friends of the Win
ston-Salem community and state, and
24 of the Salem College colored em
ployees with the longest tenure of
Ernest Lorraine Starr, one-time
head of the Salem College English
Department, died Monday morning
in a local hospital following in
juries sustained when he was struck
by an automobile on November 27.
Mr. Starr ftame to Salem as head
of the Department of English in
1912, and during his final year here
in 1916 organized and staged the
Shakespeare tercentent^ry. He also
directed what is believed to be the
first Little Theatre in the South
founded in this city.
In 1913 he married Miss Nell
Bru^ingham, a present member of
the music faculty, who was then
head of the department of the School
A graduate of Randolph ^Macon
, (Coritinued on Page Six) f
The Winston-Salem Civic Orches
tra will present its second concert
of the series Stinday afternoon, Jan
uary' 25, at 3 o’clock in Reynolds
Auditorium. Under the direction of
Mr. James £erch of the Salem Col
lege Music Department, the orches
tra will present an interesting and
Highlight of the program will be
the Beethoven “C Minor Concerto,”
featuring fifteen-year-old Mildred
Lewis from High Point as guest
soloist. Shubert’s Fifth Symphony
will also be presented, a.s well as two
novelty numbers in the modern
idiom: “Revival,” an arrangement
of negro spirituals; and “Promen
ade,” by Leroy Anderson.