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Editors For This Week:
Ronnie Aiken
Dale Smith
Volume XXVIII
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, March 5, 1948
Number 1 7
Y Sets WSSF Goal Drive
Inglis Fletcher Arrives Here Monday
Noted Author"
Will Lecture
Inglis rietcher, popular author of
Toil of the Brave, will give the next
lecture in the Salem College Lecture
Series on Monday, March 8, at 8:30
p. m. in Memorial Hall.
Born in Alton, Illinois, Mrs. Flet
cher travelled increasingly further
away from ^Jorth Carolina. When
she reached college age, she studied
at Washington University, St. Louis
School of Fine Arts and then moved
to California. During the time she
was in California, she made occas
ional trips to the state of Washing
ton and Alaska.
Her next trip took her to Africa
to study native customs and witch
craft. Out of her experiences in
Africa came two published books,
The White Leopard and Ked Jasmine.
Chronicler of North Carolina
Mrs. Fletcher’s study of Colonial
Carolina began as a casual interest
after her return to California. The
facinating history of the people and
region of her great-great-grandfather
eventually led her to historical nov
els of North Carolina—Raleigh’s
Eden, Men of Albemarl?, Lusty
Wind For Carolina and the recent
Toil of the Brave.
' Writer of Best Sellers
All of Airs. Fletcher’s novels hnve
rfeached the best-seller lists and have
been published in eight languages
abroad. Called the “ Chronicler -of
North Carolina,” she enjoys a tre
mendous vogue among readers, ac
cording to advance releases.
Today Inglis Fletcher has return
ed to North Carolina, to live at the
lovely old Bandon Plantation on the
Chowan River near Edenton. • The
old house on the place was built in
1800. The original owner of Ban
don was Parson Daniel Earle, one of
the characters in Raleigh’s Bden
and, an indirect cause of Mrs. Flet
cher’s great-great-grandfather’s lea
ving North Carolina..
(Continued on Page Eigh*.)
INGLIS FLETCHER
Stunt Night Promises
Fun, Prizes and Surprizes
Salem Enters
Arts Forum
Debby Darr Sartin and Frank
Trotman will represent the artistic
element of Salem College at the fifth
annual Arts Forum to be held at
Woman’s College in Greensboro
March 13-15. Debby’s painting
“Negro Head” and Frank’s “Com
position j\o. 1” will be entered in
the event. ^
Tlie Forums will be lead by seven
distinguished arts critics, performers
and teachers who, as a group of ex
perts, will lead in discussions and
lectures in the represented arts fields.
The program will consist of a series
of meetings and public performances
centered about the creative activity
of college students from 400 colleges
and universities that have been in
vited to participate.
Nationally-known leaders who will
be present for the three-day meet;
are Walter Gropius, architect and
Harvard professor; Robert Gwath-
ney, painter; Martha Hill, founder
(Continued on Page Eight)
Lx)cal Thinking Inebriated
By Jigg^T Of Scottie
by Margaret Fisher
“Scottie’’ Cowan has returned
this year to conduct Beligious Em
phasis Week again. “Scottie” ar
rived Monday afternoon and has
spent the entire week on our campus,
speaking every night, talking in As-
' sembly, visiting in the ‘ ‘ Smoke
houses”, and holding personal con
sultations.
Scottie Cowan has become a fami
liar and beloved figure on the Salem
Campus. The small gray-haired man,
with the quick, smiling blue eyes and
the sincere, energetic manner of
speaking, has brought a series of
thought-provoking ideas to the Sal
em Campus.
His Scotch brogue immediately be
trays the origin of his nickname.
“ ScottJe” came to America to visit
when he was ready to enter college-
His brothers persuaded him to attend
college here, and he has remained
here since then. i
In Lexington, Kentucky, Scottie
' conducts services for Everybody s
Church, an interdenominational Chr
istian church, which meets in a the
atre there. Between Sunday services
Scottie spends much of his busy time
speaking to groups of young people.
In Assembly Tuesday morning,
Scottie opened his series of talks.
after a b/ief introductory address
and a meeting with the Y Cabinet
Monday night. His central theme
advised students to select “steering
principals” and live up to them. He
also previewed many of the topics
which he elaborated upon in his
later talks during the week.
During the evening meetings, in
his “heart-to-heart” man
ner of speaking, Scottie has discus
sed “Immortality—What is it?”
“What Am I To Do Now,” and “A
Preacher Looks at Marriage.” The
Friday night topic will be suggested
by questions from the students.
After these talks each evening Scot
tie has held a discussion period. He
has held private conferences and
he spoke at “Y
Watch Thursday night, he spoke
at Morning- Chapel this morning, and
he has eaten and visited about the
campus with groups of students.
Scottie has spent a very busy week
on the Salem campus.
e YWCA sponsored Scottie
owan again, fgj. ^^jjg gcggnd succes
sive year, as the counselor for the
annual Spiritual Emphasis Week.
Salem students have spent a thou-
ght-provo^ing^g0^2-searehing week
of “heightened spiritual awareness ’'
under Scottie’g guidance. Follow
by Pinky Carlton
Would you like to see Miss Sie-
wers do a chorus dance? Miss Clos-
ser yodel “There’s Going to be a
Hot Time in The Old Town To
night”? Mr. Curlee model a lady’s
hat?
Come to Old Chapel Thursday
night and get a seat as close to the
stag« as possible.
(Note to the skeptical; You’re
right. I doubt if Miss Siewers, Miss
Closser, and Mr. Curlee will perform
in such manner, but it looks good
in print.)
I You see, for the absolutely first
tim^ in 176 years, the faculty of our
school is going to compete with the
students in Stunt Night. Will the
teachers teach us a lesson in tom
foolery before the footlights? Or
will the professors profess us mast
ers ^of monkey art? A battle of
wits and wisecracks will rage on the
stage—not only between classes, but
between classes and those whom we
want to pass-us.
I’ll tell you what you will see
Thursday night. No foolin’, now.
You ’11 see an extravangazant ex-
travanganza (words of author-ofTskit
Becky Huggins) called ‘ ‘ Sophomores
Salute Salem”. In small letters to
igo ou the back ppge, Becky adds
that so far she hasn’t found a single
“salute”, but she might get one in
yet.
You ’11 see a hoity-toity-you-know
-it-kid show hatched by Ann Wick
er and Sis Hines for the freshman
class. “We’re just trying to make
it funny”, muttered Ann -with a
gloomy look.
“We got moods you ain’t never
met yet ’ ’, chortled Tootsie Gillespie,
Joan Hassler, and Porter Evans as
they sharpened their pencils and put
clean paper in the typewriter.
The seniors will undoubtedly win
the any and everything you win
when winning the prize. Their col-
lossal production, written by ‘ Cat
Gregory, Margaret Carter, Marion
Gaither, Peggy Davis, and Pinky
Carlton will electrify and awe the
audience. (Oooooh! That blow from
the junior editors of this issue stag
gered me. Hoping that the lead
pipe the editors are holding over
me doesn’t slip, I type, “The juniors
won last year’s prize for the best
Stunt Night skit and won honorable
mention year before last. ’ ’j I hope
the printers ink smears that to a,
big blob. Etaoin Shrdlu—poh!)
Library Seeks
Lost Volumes
Four books are missing! Four ir
replaceable reference books have
strayed from the Salem College Lib
rary! When last seen the books
^ere shelved in the Main Heading
Room. Information leading to the
■'vhereabouts of these books will be
greatly appreciated. The missing
books are as follows:
Vol. Encyclopedia Britannica
Vol. 12 and 16 Catholic Encyclo
pedia
Vol. The Dictionary of American
Biography.
Please! Please help us find,these
books.
Smith Receives
Shatv Letter
by Marilyn Booth ^
Now it was some time ago that
Salem co-ed Joseph Smith'began not
to feel well. Among all kinds of pre
scriptions one doctor advised a pro-
tien diet—with no sugars and no
starches. And some time afterwards
Joseph felt worse.
At sea amid deficiencies and diet
etics he was reminded of George
Bernard Shaw’s vegetarianism, and
having long l>een interested in that
Irishman’s tenets—dramatic, musi
cal, socialistic, atheistic, satiric, dog
matic and paradoxical—, he quite
readily appealed the case tc him. '
That was early in January of this
year. The surprise came in Febru
ary. “G. B. S.” answered with a
printed post card from his country
home, Ayot Saint Lawrence, in Wel
wyn, Herts (or Hertfordshire), En
gland. And from the report that he
himself handles all his correspon
dence and the very tenor of the
reply Joseph does not doubt that the
wording—though in the third per
son— is Mr. Shaw’s own:
Mr. Bernard Shaw’s vegetarian
correspondents are reminded that
vegetarianism does not mean living
on vegetables. Vegetarians eat che
ese, butter, honey, cod liver oil (on
occasion), and eggs. He does not
ignore that fact that we stop killing
animals and insects, they kill us.
Squirrels, rabbits, tigers, cobras,
locust, ‘white ants, rats mosquitos,
fleas and deer must be continually
slain even to extermination by ve
getarians as ruthlessly as by meat
eaters. So should incorrigible crim
inals, dangerous lunatics, and idiots.
He therefore advocates the exer-
(Gontinued on page four-
W
Group Plans
Busy Week
by Peggy Gray
Next week is campaign week at
Salem for the World Student Service
Fund drive. Our goal ip set for
$888.88.
The campaign has three major ob
jectives: 1. to raise a specified sum
of money for the wClrld student re
lief; 2) to educate the campus on
the needs of students and professors
who have suffered because of the re
cent war; 3) to create a more ap
preciative understanding of the
meaning of citizenship in a one world
community.
Mrs. Arton Speaks
Special programs arranged for the
W. S. S. F. week will begin Sunday
night at Vespers. Mrs. Camille
Arton, who has recently returned to
this country from Italy, will speak.
Her topic concerns the adoption of
an Italian town by the local “Y”.
She is well informed from her re
cent trip abroad to describe the
needs of European students.
Assembler Speaker
Mrs. Farl^, district secretary of
W. S. S. F. from Atlanta, will be in
Assembly Tuesday morning to ex
plain the services rendered by W.
S. S. F. Pledge cards will be dis
tributed and each girl will, be asHed
to pledge ars much or more than she
feels able to give.
Stunt Night
Thursday night is the annual Stunt
Night. Admission will be twenty
five cents, and proceeds will go to
the W. S. S. F. Each class will pre
sent a stunt, and the fjiculty will
also present a stunt for the first
time. The winners of the first and
second places-will receive a prize.
TJie student body is urged to enter
whole-heartedly into the campaign.
The goal is small compared with
that of some other North Carolina
schools of^ comparable size. We
want to meet the $888.88 goal and
if possible exceed it!
Welch Play Scores Again
In State Drama Contest
MISS ELIZABETH WELCH
ing a well-established precedent,
Spiritual Emphasis Week has again
been a well-planned and valuable
program.
by Joy Martin
Miss Elizabeth Welch head of the
education and psychology depart
ment at Salem College, was first
prize winner in the recent Drama
Contest sponsored by the Carolina
Dramatic Society at Chapel Hill.
Her play “Trail of Tears”, is
the folk drama of the Cherokee In
dians of western North Carolina. It
follows the form of classic Greek
drama in that it .utilizes the Chorus
as a main character.
This recent honor is the seventh
time Miss Welch has won first place
in the State Contest. She ,seemed,
to her enthusiastic public, to be quite
unimpressed. She did admit, how
ever, that she is pleased that she
won, because it will help her to sell
her play. The .author says that it
will be a difficult play to produce
because of the lighting and sets.
The director will have to have a
thorough knoivledge of Greek drama
to interpet the play correctly. Miss
Welch is, nevertheless, very anxious
to see it acted upon the stage.
The tentative plans for the first
production of “Trail of Tears” are
underway. The Duke Players want
to produce it at the annual drama
festival in Chapel Hill scheduled for
April 14-17.
NEWS
The Modern Dance Club announces
the addition of five new members:
Dot Redfem, Jane Bowman, Frances
Home, Betty Beal, and Jo Dunn.
    

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