Mr. ABC Is Coining
Have A Pack, Get A Pack
Smoke One, Get Two
Peggy Davis, Yoo Hoo
Salem College, Winston-Salerti, N. C., Friday, April 23, 1948
by Bnth Lenkoski
Lewis and the tJ. M. W. have
faced the court on their charge of
contempt of court. Found guilty of
the charge, Lewis was fined $20,000
and the XJ. M. W. $1,400,000. The
problem of the mines is by no means
settled yet, because many miners
have failed to begin working again.
Judge Goldsborough, in delivering
the sentence, stated that were the
decision one of the court alone Lewis
would be put in jail, but the govern
ment had some say in the matter.
The government would naturally
disfavor such a sentence, since it
would mean angrier miners and more
threatening economic crises in this
country. The fact remains that the
sentence was a heavy fine, but that
today Lewis was to face a civil
charge of contempt of court.
This is what happened in Wash
ington but what is happening at the
mines is what our country id alarmed
about. The miners, dissatisfied with
the above developments, are refus
ing to return to the mines in great
numbers. The court action thus far
still leaves us with a coal shortage
and a consequent diminishing pro
duction in industry. If the miners
continue to stay out the government
might, under court authority, impose
a daily fine for as long as they con
tinue the stoppage.
The Italian elections are over now,
and all anti-communists have breath
ed a sigh of relief. The Anti-Com
munists have won a smashing vic
tory over the Communists, meaning
that the Italian Reds will not take
part in that government. Already
there are rumors saying that the
Communists are plotting an over
throw of the government., This is
not authentic but may be^.regarded
as expected reaction from an Anti-
Communist point of view.
In a simple, but impressive service
Wednesday morning in the Moravian
Church, the new "Y” cabinet was
The new officers are Betty Hol
brook, president; Betty Wolfe, vice-
president; Ruth Lenkoski, secretary;
and Mary Faith Carson, treasurer.
Other cabinet members are: Dale
Smith, Betty Biles, Helen Creamer,
Eleanor Davidson, Janie Fowlkes,
Sarah Hamrick, Cammy Lovelace,
Bennie Jo Michael, Dawson Millikan,
Avalee Mitchell, Catherine Moore,
Frances Morrison, and Mary Lib
Other activities pf the “Y” in
clude a meeting on April 14 at the
Rondthaler’s. Some members of the
faculty met with the prfesidents of
the religious organizations. A plan
was adopted whereby the presidents
of the religious groups became auto
matically members of the “ Y ” cab
inet. These demoninational leaders
form an inter-faith cabinet to dir
ect religious life on the campus.
At another meeting Miss Rosalie
Oaks, National Student Secretary of
the Southern region, gave an infor
mal talk to both old and new cabinet
members on Monday night, April 19-
The purpose of her visit was to note
the progress of the “Y”, and to
present plans for summer conferen
One Thousand Nine Hundred And Ninety
Educators And Six Salemites Meet
Miss Evabelle Covington, Chair
man of the Calendar Committee, is
announcing the 1948-1949 calendar,
September 17: Friday—Registration
of all local freshmen.
Sej)tember 18: Saturday—Registra
tion of local music students not
enrolled in college.
September 20: Monday—Freshmen
begin Orientation Program.
September 23: Thursday, 9 a. m.—
5 p. m.—Registration of seniors,
juniors, and sophomores.
September 24: Friday, 11 a. m.—For
12 Noon—Classes begin; thirty
minute schedule for the remainder
of the day.
October 7: Thursday, Founders’ Day
—Classes suspended at one p. m.
November 24: Wednesday, 5 p. m.—
Thanksgiving recess begins.
November 29: Monday, 8:30 a. m.—
December 16: Thursday, 4 p. m.—
Christmas vacation begins
January 4: Tuesday, 9;25 a.
January 21: Friday—Reading Day.
January 22: Saturday, through Jan
uary 29, Saturday—first semester
January 31: Monday, 2—5 p. m-—
February 1: Tuesday-Second Semes
April 13: Wednesday, 5 p. m.—Spring
April 21: Thursday, 9;25 a. m.—Clas
May 18: Wedilesday—Reading Day.
May 19: Thursday, through May 27,
Friday Second semester exami
May 28: Saturday—Alumnae Day.
May 29: Sunday—Baccalureate Ser
Hay 30: Monday—Commencement.
Mrs. /uliet S. Griffin has been
appointed Secretary to the President,
Mr. David Weinland announced this
Mrs. Griffin, originally from Win
ston-Salem lived in New Yorly until
five years ago when she returned
here to live. She attended St. John’s
School in Long Island, graduating
with a graduate nurse certificate.
Mrs. Griffin replaces Mrs. Black
burn who resigned last week.
’ by Bitsy Green
Last weekend, I attended my first
convention. What did I get out of
One thousand, nine hundred and
ninety-four other interested educa
tors met with the six Salem repre
sentatives who went to Asheville for
the NCEA Convention. At this
meeting, we future teachers received
heartily Dr. Erwin’s “Prescription”
of $2,400 minimum salary. After the
two thousand of us had approved the
minimum salary and had our pictures
taken several times, we adjourned
to the basement of the City Audi
torium for a social.
We accepted our free coke and
started on a round of the exhibits.
Mary Pay and I tried to register but
were turned down because we were
not official delegates. Next time we
stopped at the booth of the Sound-
scriber (Basie as the Blackboard)
and Agnes had her voice recorded.
On our way to the mimeograph
(they use c*lor now) display, we
collected an armful of pamphlets
and literature (free, how else would
we get it). Further progress was
interrupted by a man with a loud
speaker and a hand full of one-dol-
lar bills. Betty Holbrook and Betty
Wolfe tried to block his path so that
we could get a dollar or have our
college advertised (he asked where
his contestants were from).
Further down the midwaj we inet
a man -ftrho asked us if we wanted
a shopping bag. I surveyed him
cooly because I thought he was mak
ing fun of me for having so many
pamphlets. Then I saw that his
"shopping bag” was a large folder
(free) advertising Radiant Screens,
and I took one.
The next morning we went to
visit Lee Edwards High School, Miss
Welch’s former hangout. We got
there at 8:30, and found that school
started at 9:30. To give you some
idea of its size, we walked around
the building and came through one
wing to the central office; by then
it was 9:30.
Next on our list was a quick trip
to the Asheville Times to have the
abbve picture made. (After the
paper came out, we bought 30. Any
body want onef)
That afternoon we separated for
departmental meetings. The math
meeting I went to inspired me to
do only one thing—come back in
two years and throw a' bombshell in
the meeting and watch the reaction
of some of those stone faces.
On the way back, Miss Welch,
newly elected vice-president of, the
Higher Education group, kept a vigi
lant watch on the speedometer while
we flirted with the highway patrol
So you see I got more out of my
first convention than just a “view
of the mountains and a change of
Reigns May I
Betsy Boney, chairman of the May
Day Committee, announced tffs
week that the May Day theme will
be “The Land of Mother Goose.”
Every 1,001 years, according to
the May Day Chairman, on the first
of May, Mother Goose sends a new
queen to reign over her people. Bar
bara Folgor, as the May Queen, will
have serving her: Two Babes In
The Woods, Agnes Bowers and Sally
Tarry; Little Bo Peep, Mary Bryant;
Old King Cole, Ann Carothers; page,
Emily DuBose: Jack and Jill, Eme-
lyn Gillespie and lone Bradsher;
Jack be Nimble, Carolyn Taylor;
Little Jack Horner, Peggy Watkins;
flowers, Joyce Privette, Ann Lanier,
Polly Harrop, Lila Fretwell, Jane
McElroy; Mistress Mary Quite Con
trary, Lib Price; Three Blind Mice,
Beth Kittrell, Ann Wicker and Betty
Griffin; Farmer’s Wife, Nancy
Wray; Old Woman Who Lived In
the Shoe, Joan Hassler.
Other Mother Goose characters to
take part have not been cast yet.
But already we can hear sounds of
music from the May Dell—a sign of
practicing. The costume chairman
is busy with pen and needle, the
property chairman with pencil and
lists. And next week’s Salemlte will
feature , Miss Barbara Folger, her
Maid-of-lfonor and the fourteen
lovely ladies of the Court.
Another Salem Graduate makes
On Sunday afternoon, April 25th,
at 2:30 p. m., the curtain of the
Rockefeller Center Theatre will rise
on Rossini’s opera. The Barber of
Seville. Singing the leading role will
be Jane Frazier, a Salem alumna.
The opera is to be presented by the
San Carlos Opera Company.
After her graduation from Salem
in 1945, Jane went to New Orleans
where she did chorus and understudy
work with the New Orleans Opera
Company. For the past two years
she has been studying voice under
Ittore Verna in N-ew York City. Two
other Salem graduates, Catherine
Bunn and Rebecca Clapp, are also
studying with Mr. Verna.
A gift of $411 from tl'.o English
majors of 1925-1948 for the Pearl
Willoughby Memorial Book Collect
ion was presented by Peggy Davis
to Dr. Rondthaler at the annual
meeting of the Friends of the Salem
College Library. The meeting was
held in the main Reading Boom of
the Library Thursday night.
At the short business meeting Dr.
Minnie J. Smith formally announced
Dr. Willoughby’s bequest to the lib
rary, a generous gift representing
a major part of her estate, and paid
a high tribute to Dr. Willoughby.
Other announcements included: the
report by the librarian on accomp
lishments by the group during the
year; the announcement of the new
officers—Mrs. Haddon Kirk as Chair
man, Mrs. Ralph Long as Vice-Chair-
man, and Mrs. Albert L. Butler, Jr.
as Secretary. At. the close of the
business meeting, Mr: Frank Bor
den Hanes introduced the speaker of
the evening, Mr. Noel Houston, who
spoke on “The Making of a Novel”,
is the author of many short stories
and of the novel. The Oreat Promise.
The memorial book fund for Dr.
W^illoughby was begun in November,
1947, by the 1948 English majors
as a means of honoring the scholar
ship and inspiring instruction of Dr.
Willoughby. The drive was headed
by a committee composed of Cather
ine Gregory, Peggy Davis, Mary Lou
Langhorne, and Ji^rgaret Raynal,
and was advised by Miss Jess Byrd.
The committee and the fourteen Eng
lish majors at Salem personally
wrote letters to two-hundred and
twenty-eight English majors gradua
ting from 1925 to 1947, from whom
they received a warm response.
This money from 85 contributors
will be used for books for the Salem
library from fields in which Dr. Wil
loughby was greatly interested. Miss
Grace Siewers, librarian, is assisting
the committee in the selection of the
books. A special bookplate for the
“Pearl V. Willoughby Memorial
Book Collection” was designed by
Margaret Raynal. Margaret is also
responsible for the beautiful edition
of the Willoughby Memorial Book,
in which excerpts of responses from
alumnae, the total amount, and the
names of the contributors are in
scribed. This book is now on dis
play in the library.
The Salem College branch of the
World Federalists met with the Win
ston-Salem chapter April 20 at the
Centenary Methodist Church.
Mr. Roby Taylor, local oil dealer
and chairman of the town organiza
tion, presided and submitted a re
port to the group concerning the
activities of the local chapter.
Mr. Taylor stated that the local
chapter ■ planned to get a^ national
speaker at some early date to spur
the local membership drive and hop
ed that the committee would be able
to secure Mr. Robert St. John.
A film, “One World or None”,
The speaker of the evening was
Mr. Winfield Bl.-iekwell, local at
torney, and representative to N. C.
State Legislature. Mr. Blackwell
said that the present war talk has
a hopelieas and defeatist attitude,
and that the promotion of world
government is a matter of first im-
j)ortance. He, advised the audience
to sell their friends on the idea, and
write Congress and even President
Truman. His idea is that millions
of small voices would add up to suf
ficient force “to ring the bell in