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    Smoke House Alterations
Bring Christmas Decorations
She Who Tries
Will Win A Prize
Volume XXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 3, 1948
Number X
A. A. Sponsors Stomp
And Stags From State
by Jan Ballentine
Christmas, we know, is well on the
And we’re getting the spirit, more
each day.
But before you decide to run and
to romp,
Your A. A. offers you a Santa Claus
Old Saint Nick will find us in the
basement of Bitting,
On the night of December 4—no
There will be music and dancing and
lots of food.
Everything there to get you in a
happy mood.
(To top this all off we’ll have stags
from State.)
The admission is twenty-five cents,
for one
Come with a date or come alone.
Mistletoe and holly adorn the wall,
Don’t forget now—there will be fun
for all.
I don’t pretend to be a poet and
for the benefit of the people who
can’t make out what the preceding
poem is talking about I will go into
details about the big event the A. A.
is giving on December 4. Do you
Munember the Hobgoblin Hoedown
that was given for the Freshman on
Halloween?, The Santa Claus Stomp
is going to be bigger and better and.
will be for the whole school, not
imly just for Freshmen. ^ This will
1)(> a very informal affair but we
guarantee fun for everyone. Tickets
will be sold at the door. The A_A.
Council will act as hostesses. le
committees for the evening are as
follows: invitations, Joyce Privette
and Nancy Wray; chaperones, Caeky
Pearson; decorations, Clinky Clink-
scales, Ann Jenkins and Jan Ballen-
tiiie; refreshments, Helen Kessler,
Polly Harrop, Jo Dunn; posters,
Mary Jane Hurt and Baton Seville;
music, Betty Wolfe; theme, Beverly
Johnson, Emily Warden and Peggy
Putz Draws
Large Crowd
The annual Moravian Candle Tea
is now being held in the Brothers ’
House. This traditional tea is be
ing sponsored by the Woman’s Auxi
liary of the Home Moravian Church.
It was held yesterday from 2 p. m.
until 9 p. m., and the same hours
are being observed today.
The Candle Tea has become tradi
tional in Winston-Salem as the open
ing of the Christmas season. Mora
vian women dressed in the costume
of early Salem settlers are acting
as hostesses. These women take you
on a tour of Brothers’ House. In
one section of this historical build
ing you can observe the making by
hand of beeswax candles like thos^
used in Christmas Eve lovefeasts.
In the cellar is the traditional Christ
mas tree putz depicting various
minature scenes, including the Nati
vity. Sugar cake and Moravian love-
feast coffee, made on the original
stove of Brothers’ House, is being
served in the cellar.
All Salem College students are in
vited to attend. The admission ,is
twenty-five cents.
Y Sponsors
Pet Show
Come on everybody, drag that
favorite animal, doll, or anything
stuffed on doAvn to the ‘‘Y’’ Stuf
fed Show. This unusual exhibition
is to be held in the Day Student
Center on next Wednesday. A small
entrance fee of 10 cents will be re
quired for each contestant. Just pin
your name on your prize entry and
take it to Clewell by 5:00 p. m. Tues
day. The largest number of votes
at 1 cent each will entitle you to
the Grand Prize. Another unusual
prize w^ill be awarded to the runner-
up. Come vote for your ' favorite
from 4:00-5:45 and 6:30-7:30 on next
Reigner Directs Pierrettes
Claims Jack Of All Trad^
Berlin Reds
by Ruth Lenkoski
At the close of last week, possible
mediation on the Berlin problem
could be seen. Since then the Com
munists in that city have widened
further the gap between Western
Dr. Bragmulia, President of the
United Nations Security Council,
brought up a new plan to end the
Berlin blockade. Since the Russians
would not accept the last proposal
to resume talks between the big
powers on the problem because they
wanted to establish the Soviet Mark
as currency. Dr. Bragmulia thought
that perhaps we could negotiate on
terms of establishing the Soviet
Mark. The following is the plan
which Dr. Bragmulia proposed: (1)
agreement on currency (2) endorse
ment by the four powers of the
Security Council resolution calling
for simultaneous lifting of the block
ade with the introduction of cur
rency (the Soviet Mark) (3) forma
tion of a commission appointed by
the six members of the Security
Council to supervise carrying out of
the resolution in Berlin. This plan
was acceptable to the Russians and
undoubtedly would be acceptable to
the other powers.
At this point in the new negotia
tions there was an interruption.
This week the Communists in Berlin
announced that they were setting up
their own and separate government
in the Soviet sector of the city.
They have held elections and by
railroading methods have elected
Fritz Ebert; as Lord Mayor of the
Soviet sector of Berlin. They have
stated that this election will hold
until elections for all of Berlin can
be held. Of course the American,
British ,„s,nd French sectors opposed
such plans. It is believed that this
action will cause trouble in the elec
tions to be held in all sectors on
Madame Chiang Kaishek arrived
in this country on Wednesday. She
will go to Washington where she
will seek aid for China. It is not
known what response' she will rece
ive. The officials in Washington
are debating as to whether or not
this country can afford to give the
necessary aid to struggling China in
view of the heavy load which the
U. S. already is carrying of the
by Elizabeth Leland
•‘My vocation is my hobby.”
Such an unusual statement called for
I'esearch, I decided; and thus began
my interview of Miss- Elizabeth
Reigner, new instructor in the Eng
lish department.
A real city girl. Miss Reigner
hails from Philadelphia. She recei
ved her"B. A. at Bucknell Univer
sity and her M. A. from the North
western School of Speech. In the
Navy for two years, she spent a
great deal ef her time at the Great
Lakes. There she did educational
work and met all kinds of people,
ranging from a deep sea diver to
innumerable writers.
‘‘One must be a jack of all trades
in the theatre. ’ ’ To make this state
ment apply to herself,. Miss Reigner
told me that for the past several
summers she has been a member of
The Summer Theatre Group in Eag
les Mere, Pa., where she did every
thing from playing Katherine Apley
in “The Late George Apley” to
building scenery and selling tickets.
In regard to acting, she said that she
prefers comedy to high drama.
Peterson Will Lead
Group In Concert
AAUW Meets,
The Salem College Alumnae Club
of Winston-Salem will have as spec
ial guests the members of the A. A.
U. W., -when it meets at eight
o’clock, December 7th, in the Day
Student Center, with Dr. Charles
Vardell as speaker.
This exchange of hospitality is in
line with the policy established last
year when the alumnae were hostes
ses on Salem’s campus for the Dec
ember meeting, and the traditions of
Salem’s Christmas season were ex
plained to the many newcomers in
the A. A. U. W. branch.
Next Tuesday’s meeting will be
presided over jointly by Mrs. Eu
gene Stephenson, president of the
Salem Alumnae group, and Miss
Annie Lee Singletary, ■ president of
the A. A. U. .W.
Dr. Charles G. Vardell, always a
delightful and provocative speaker,
has announced as his subject, “Thro
ugh A Glass Darkly ’ ’, a discussion
of the fine arts.
To this meeting are invited all
students of Salem College and all
faculty families. The Senior Class
is especially urged to attend, since
they ■will soon be members of alum
nae clubs in various communities,
and this will be an entertaining and
informative “pre-vu^”.
The Salem College School of Music
will present the Choral Ensemble in
a concert in Memorial Hall on next
Friday night, December 10) at 8:30.
Mr. Paul Peterson, head of the
voice department, is conductor of
the Ensemble. Assistants for the
concert will be Dr. Charles G. Var
dell, pianist,, and Mrs. Nell Folger
Glenn and Mrs. Margaret Leinbaeh
Kolb, accompanists.
The program will consist of choral
numbers and solos for voice, piano,
organ, and violin. The first group,
sung by the Ensemble, includes four
a cappella works of the early period:
“Break forth, O beauteous Heavenly
Light” by Bach, “When Jesus
wept” by Billings, “Adoramus Te”
by Gasparini, and “Praise ye the
name of the Lord” by Tscherepnin.
The next three numbers will be
solos for piano, voice, and organ
respectively. They are: “Etude in
D flat major” by Liszt, Rebecca
Pendleton; aria “Avant de quitter
ces lieux” by Gounod; “Fugue in
G minor (The Lesser)” by Bach,
Tim Cahill.
The Choral Ensemble will follow
with a group of Brahms “Liebes-
lieder”, or Love Waltzes. The full
chorus will sing “Was once a pretty
tiny bird”, “In wood embowered”,
“Secret Nook”, and “No, there is
no bearing”. A small group of
girls will sing ‘ ‘ Nightingale Awake ’ ’
and ‘ ‘ Birds in . air ’ ’. This whole
group will be accompanied by a
piano duet, played by Helen Creamer
and Margaret McCall.
Mr. James Lerch, violinist, will
play “Ballhausplatz” by Spalding.
Following this will be a piano num
ber, “Concerto in A minor; Inter
mezzo; Andante grazioso and Alle
gro vivace ’ ’ by Schumann, played
by Margaret McCall.
The, last two selections will be
sung by the Choral Ensemble. The
first,“The Snow” by Elgar, is ar
ranged for chorus, two violins, and
piano. The assisting violinists will
be Bennie Jo Michael and Dan
Hodge. The last number -will be
“The Year’s at the Spring” by
Ushers for the concert will be
Jack Crim, Ralph Lawrence, and
Ken Fansler.
Give to the wssf
So far. Miss Reigner’s main im
pression of the South is the accent.
“It’s amazing and charming,” she
says in her crisp Yankee voice.
With the aid of innumerable Sal-
einites Miss Reigner is really show
ing her ability as a director this
week. The Pierrettes production of
Stage Door is demonstrating what
a small dramatic group can do with
some expert coaching. Every night
for six weeks this perfectionist has
been driving the actors through
their lines and the results are now
ready for each of you now to behold.
world on her shoulders.
"Stage Door
The last production of “Stage
Door” will be presented in Old
Chapel tonight at 8:30 p. m.
This comedy is being presented
by the Pierrettes under the director
ship of Miss Elizabeth Reigner.
Wiley; Sam Hastings, Jack Crimm;
Fred Powell, Daniel Hodge; Keith,
Bernard Johnson; Dr. Randall,
Homer Sutton; Adolph Gretzel,
Robert Gray; Mrs. Shaw, Wylma
The cast is as follows: Mattie,
Betty Gwen Beck; Mary Winkie
Harris; Bernice, Lyn Marshall;
Anne Braddock, Anne McConnell;
Kay, Frances Horne; Jean Mait
land, Betsy McAuley; Bobby, Caro
lyn Dunn; Louise, Connie l^eamond;
Susan, Martha Hershberger; Pat,
Jan Ballentine; Kendall, Marcia
Stahl; Terry, Joan Hassler; Judith,
Rosalind Fogel; Mrs. Orcutt, De-
lores McCarter; Madeline, Myrta
Spencer Is Unpredictable;
Coiffure Has New Look
by Janet Zimmer
“I’ve never been so tired” is an
oft-heard comment Ann Spencer
makes as she crawls into bed. She’d
like you to believe that she’s per
petually tired. However, if you’ve
ever seen her early in the morning
you could hardly believe it, for she
is one of the few people who is able
to recognize her friends at 7:30 a. m.
Unlike most, Ann is not knitting.
She knows better. The fact that
most of her friends are knitting and
getting nowhere probably serves as
a lesson to her. However, she does
claim to have knitted all but the
sleeves and shoulders of a black
sweater which her mother started
some time ago.
Ann’s latest project is work on
the props for “Stage Door”. This
requires a Targe part of her time.
A week ago, in the middle of all
the painting (which, incidentally, is
always splattered all over her) Ann
fell off the ladder. However, see
ing that she could still walk upright
none of us worried about her.
Ann surprised all of us two weeks
ago when she had her hair cut. For
several days no one was quite sure
who she was but things are back to
normal once more. We apologize
for not keeping up with the times
by having a newer picture, but how
can we prophesy the whims of a
Ann’s plans - for the future are
still rather vague. After she grad
uates she will probably settle down
in Gastonia (her home-town). At
present she’s an economics and socio
logy major but given a few years
she may change her mind—who

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