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 way, 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 Stomp. Old Saint Nick will find us in the basement of Bitting, On the night of December 4—no kidding! 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 Harrill. 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 Wednesday. Reigner Directs Pierrettes Claims Jack Of All Trad^ Berlin Reds Announce Independence 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 Powers. 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 Sunday. 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, With SCAC 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 Beach. 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 ShutsToday 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 Pooser. 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 female? 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 knows?