hy 14 Pens All Aglitter 14 Members All Atwitter Lauterbach First Lecturer of the Year News From the East You Will Hear. Volume XXX Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 4, 1949 Number 7 Scorpion Reveals Members The membership of the Order of the Scorpion was announced by Dean Hixson at Chapel yesterday morning. The following are mem bers: Mary Faith Carson, Clinky Clinkscales, Jane Hart, Mary Jane Hurt, Beverly Johnson, Helen Kes sler, Elizabeth Leland, Ruth Len- koski, Carolyn Lovelace, Marilyn Marshall, Dorothy Massey, Joan Read, Louise Stacy, and Ruth Van Hoy. In announcing the membership. Dean Hixson interpreted the mean ing of the Order of the Scorpion, by presenting some history of the organization, and the membership procedure. In commenting on the Order of the Scorpion, Dean Hixson said it is a unique organization in that it doesn’t gain its recognition by do ing big things but rather by look ing after small intangibles on the Salem campus. She stated further that the ideal of the Scorpions is service to Salem, therefore they must be alert to the needs of the school. Mary Faith Carson has been active on the “Y” Cabinet since her freshman year. Now, as a Junior, she is secretary of the cabi net. She is also Advertising Mana ger of the Salemite. Another Junior is Clinky Clink- scales, who has held several offices on the A. A. Council. This year, she is active in the Student Govern ment Association and writes the sports column for the Salemite. She is ijresident of the Junior Class. Jane Hart, who was President of her Freshman Class, is now a Jun ior. Among other activities, Jane is Cnief Marshal this year. Another Senior is Helen Kessler, who has held positions in several organizations at Salem. This year she is serving on the Judicial Board of the Student Government and is also Circulation Manager of the Salemite. Elizabeth Leland has found time to write for the Salemite through out her four years at Salem. This year she is Business Manager of the Sights and Insights. Carolyn Lovelace is now treasurer of the A. A. Council and chairman of the “Y” store committee of the “Y”. She is also Music Editor of the Salemite. Senior Class President, Marilyn Marshall, has been active in the A. A. and the I. R. S. in her four years at Salem. Last year she was (Continued on page four) Ruth Polls Salemites by Ruth Lenkoskl Since there is deep concern every where over the present world crisis, this article is devoted to the airing of various opinions expres sed by Salem people in answer to the question: Do you agree with United States’ present policy of spending a tremendous sum of money on armaments program and comparatively little on a peace program ? The following are some Salem views. Mary Faith Carson “No. If we spent as much money on making peace as we have spent on making war, we would be a lot better off.” Betty Griffin “Yes. I certainly do. I don’t think the next war will be an atomic war but a war of air power, therefore we should be pre pared for war.” Martha Scott “I think we spend too much on arms, yet we shouldn’t disarm completely. I agree with the World Federalists.” Ann Pleasants “Yes, I think we should continue the extensive armaments program. The United States would be foolish to cut arms now that the Russians have the atomic bomb.” Vicki Hamilton “The money spent on arms should be spent on re building Europe. We should try to gain peace by good will.” Dot Massey “No, arms are obso lete.” Betty Beal “The money spent on arms should be spent for more peaceful purposes.” Sis Honeycutt “I think we should have arm reserves not an extremely great program.” Ann Mosely “I think that the more money we spend on peace the more peace we’ll have. This talk of war, if carried far enough, will bring us to war.” Roslyn Fogel “I think we should strive for a happy medium in our efforts tov/ard war and peace.” Rule Recinded By Faculty At the faculty meeting on No vember 2, it was decided to re- cind the following regulation found in the Student Handbook. “By faculty action students will not be permitted to attend parties or dances out-of-town except over week-ends, unless they plan to use their cuts the following morning.” This rule is no longer in effect. Mrs. Merriman To Give Recital In Memorial Hall Margaret Ferguson Merriman will present a piano recital in Memorial Hall at 8:30 p. m. Mon day, November 7. The recital will open with a pas torale and Sonata by Scarlatti and Bach Organ Prelude in G minor. A Brahms Sonata will follow, which Dr. Vardell said of this selection “One of the greatest of all piano sonatas”. Her next selection will be Papil- lons. Op. 2 by Schumann. The Papillons is a Description of a Car nival -Ball, which has 12 moods, the last known as the “Grandfather’s Dance.” The recital will slose with Debussy Selections. Mrs. Merriman was born in Buf falo, New York. For several years she was a member of the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. She is a pupil of Josef and Rosina Lhevinne and also studied with Robert Casadesus at the Conserva toire Americain in Fontainebleau. On December 2, Mrs. Merriman .fUsi ''"'1 Margaret Merriman will present a concert in Times which marks her first New recital. Hall, York Home Ec. Club Plans Tavern Mr. Paul Peterson and Roslyn Fogel will be the star attractions at 'Gingham Tavern on Saturday night, November 12th. The event will take place in the Day Students Center from 8 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. in the evening. The program will consist of danc ing, refreshments, and a floor show. The price of admission will be fifty cents per couple and thirty-five cents for stags. Gingham Tavern is an annual function which is sponsored by the Home Economics Club on campus. Sophomores Rid Campus Of Red Hands “WHICH TWIN USES THE WASHING MACHINE?” Soon this will be our sophomore slogan. Thanks to the cooperation of the student body in our recent poll. Of course, there are those who do not like the idea of sweating over a hot iron, but the main idea of a mach ine is to take care of those little “items” we don’t send to the laundry. “I think it’s a fine idea and be lieve it would be well worthwhile” is the opinion of one of our seniors. “Just dandy” expresses the opinion of one of our “duz” friends. From the Junior Class comes, “I think it’s a good idea. It would save trips to the washerette to wash things you don’t want to send to the laundry”. There seems to be quite some opposition in the Freshman Class. This is the class which we thought we might turn our project over to next year. From the musically in clined we find that “We got along without it before we had it, we can get along without it now”. I bet Leahy sings this very song after the twelveth. Some seem to think that it is unnecessary. I wish they would let a few of my “red handed” friends in on their secret. To those who want to save time and trouble, dig down deep in those laundry bags and truck on over, ‘cause there’s gonna be a hot time in the old washroom tonight. WE HOPE!! Y Announces Future Plans Next Tuesday and Thursday, the Salem Y. W. C. A. will participate in the annual “World Fellowship” functions of the Winston-Salem Y. W. C. A. Several members of the Salem “Y” Cabinet will attend a luncheon at the city “Y” on Tuesday in re cognition of the world fellowship program of the International Y. W. C. A. On Thursday evening, Salem girls will present a skit portraying a situation in Japan today, at the celebration of the “Festival of Nations” which will also be held at the city “Y”. Other future programs of the Salem “Y” will be Vespers. Next Sunday night, the program will be conducted by Jo Anne Mills. Also the continuously “Y” - sponsored morning chapel is held every Mon day, Wednesday and Friday at 8:10. Each week there will be a diffenpt guest leader of this short worship program. Richard Lauterbach To Be First Spea ker In Lecture Series Richard E. Lauterbach will be the first speaker in the Salem College Lecture Series for 1949-50. He will speak in Memorial Hall at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8. His subject will be “Danger from the East.” Mr. Lauterbach was graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Nei- man Fellow at Harvard for journal istic achievement. In 1941 he became a Newsfront Editor for Life, and later a war correspondent for Time and Life. In this capacity he served in the Middle East and Russia. In 1943-44 he became chief of the Time-Life Bureau in Moscow. Dur ing this time he accompanied Eric Johnston on his trip to the Urals and Central Asia. Until mid-1945 he served as Foreign Editor of Life; at that time he began a rov ing assignment in Japan, Korea, Manchuria and China. He entered Manchuria with the first of Gen eral Marshall’s truce teams. In 1946 he was the first American journalist, since before the war, to complete a round-the-world trip by way of Siberia. In the fall of 1947 he gave up an associate Editorship of Life to be come Editor-in-Chief of the Maga zine of the Year. (This magazine is a cooperative owned jointly by America’s leading writers, artists, and photographers.) In the summer of 1948 he became the Senior Editor of the New York Star, in charge of Sunday editions and features. He is currently lecturing and writing. Byrd Speaks Before I. R. C. Mr. Robert Byrd, regional secre tary for the World Federalists, spoke to the International Rela tions Club on Wednesday night, November2, in the living room of Bitting dormitory. Mr. Byrd spoke on the organization, plans, and hopes of the World Federalists. He plans on returning to Salem to speak again on Monday night, Nov ember 21. Preceeding the meeting, the club had dinner together honoring Mr. Byrd in Corrin Refractory. Dur ing the meal the students asked Mr. Byrd questions and made pro gram plans for the rest of the year. After Mr. Byrd spoke, the club elected Sybel Haskins as the World Federalists on the Salem Campus. Miss Covington Attends Forum The third annual Social Science Forum will be held Thursday, November 10, through Saturday, November 12, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Nation-wide leaders will be present to aid in conducting the three day conference. The theme for the forum is “What We Know versus What We Do." Caroline Ware, Otto Klineberg, and Louis Hacker will be the main speakers. The forum will consist of round table discussions and gen eral lectures. The Salem Seminar class in Economics and Sociology will attend Friday’s meeting. The discussion which Salem girls will hear is “Welfare State: Master and Servant.” Miss Covington, Professor of Economics, will leave Friday after- (Coatinued on page four) ■ Richard Lauterbach Alumnae Plan Two Meetings by Fay Stickney No wonder Miss Marsh has been seen sashaying about campus lately with an added twinkle in her eyes. She is taking a combined business and social trip to Atlanta this week to attend the Salem Alumnae Meet ing. After her return we hope to have a new crop of alumnae news to forward to you. “For She’s A Jolly Good Fellow” will be sung in the dining room Monday or Tuesday night of next week because Miss Peggy Gray is going to be the dinner guest of Miss Marsh. “Peg”, a graduate of 1948, has been employed by the McLean Trucking Company since graduation and is now on a six months leave of absence due -to a back injury. There is another Salem Alumnae Meeting scheduled for the coming week in New York City. The meet ing is certain to be a great success with Mrs. Rondthaler among those present. Faculty Goes Hither AndYon The Salem College faculty mem bers are busy now attending vari- our meetings and conventions being held all over the state. The State Hpme Economics con vention is being held at the Robert E. Lee Hotel today and tomorrow. Miss Hodges and some of the home economics majors are in charge of registration for this meeting. This morning at 10:30 the Salem Choral Ensemble sang for the convention. Miss Kirkland, head of Salem’s Public Relations Office, is away for a few days attending “college days” at various high schools all over the state. She is speaking on behalf of Salem at these meetings. Several members- of the faculty will be attending meetings through out the state on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and IQ. Many of the faculty will attend the North Carolina College Conference. Miss Hixon and Miss Simpson will attend the North Carolina Associa tion of College Registrars, and. Dr. Gramley will go to the North Caro lina Council of Church Related Colleges.