The Pierrettes are working
Night and day—
Here’s hoping they finally
Come out with their play.
To the new Scorpion members
We give a cheer
With the pincers in front
And the sting in the rear.
By Sally Reiland
As rehearsal for “The Inno
cents” goes into the last week
preceding a final week of technical
rehearsals, the cast recalls last
Monday when practice went so
smoothly that they were finished
early. Along with this remem
brance, however, come stories from
Lola, Connie, Sara, and Laurie
about the times when rehearsals
were not going so well.
The first trouble came in choos
ing a time for practice. After much
deliberation,' it was decided that
there would be nothing but after
noon rehearsals. The cast was
much elated over this idea. They
would have their evenings free to
pursue the usual bridge game, and
Miss Riegner was delighted at the
prospect of having her after-dinner
coffee without rushing. The bub
ble popped. Laurie announced that
she had art lab on Wednesday
afternoons; Lola explained that
she had Tuesday and Thursday
afternoon classes; and Miss Rieg
ner remembered her speech classes.
The final decision was reduced to
having uninterrupted rehearsals on
Monday and Friday afternoons.
At about 3:00 p.m. several Mon
days ago, the cast was practicing
in old chapel. The rehearsal had
been underway for approximately
one hour. The scene being re
hearsed was one in which Connie
Murray was digging her bare toes
into the floor of the stage. She
explains that she uses this parti
cular action “to get a feeling of
tenseness and emotion, and there
fore usually practices with her
shoes off.” At this time the entire
choral ensemble arrived with Mr.
Peterson and the “Waltz of the
In hopes that solitude could be
found, they decided to move. Soon,
the entire group and set were re
organized in Miss Riegner’s speech
lab. As they progressed with the
rehearsal, the time came for Laurie
to repeat one of her verses. Some
how, the phrase “Beetles don’t
decay, they just get dry, dry like
a twig” because “Beetles don’t
decay, they just fade, fade away”.
In a practice of the dramatic
final act, it seemed that more time
was taken by he interruptions than
by the act itself. First, Bryan ap
peared during Sara’s death scene.
He was looking for hammers.
After the hammers were located
and his latest sketches discussed,
he left and the scene was taken
again. This trial proved to be no
better than the former one. Mus
lin was needed by Emma Sue and
the scene was again distrubed.
Sara decided that “this business of
dying was getting silly”, and won-
dered if she would ever be able
to die right.”
On another occasion. Miss Feig
ner persuaded Miss Nicholson to
observe a run-through of the play
m old chapel. After it was over,
the criticism came thus: “Laurie!
you are too tense.” “Connie, you
are just Connie. Englishmen never
spoke with your Southern accent.
We’ll have to try the Irish brogue
next time.” “Sara, you might as
well have brought in a total strang
er to play your part.” At this
point, Lola ended it all by leaning
on an unsteady table. The table
and tension thus broken, a decision
was reached. “We shall practice
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will
be here Nov. 14 and 15 to receive
blood donations from Salem girls.
In Chapel Thursday a local Red
Cross representative stressed the
need for blood both on the front
in Korea and in the community.
Mrs. Amy Hiedbreder says, “It
is true that many college girls are
not in the physical condition re
quired for blood donations. It is
also true, however, that many wish
to contribute because they have
seen the great need for trans
fusions in case of illness in their
own families or have a deep in
terest in some one in the war
areas. Salem College feels that
these girls should be given the op
portunity to contribute if their
Those who wish to contribute
are asked to follow this procedure:
1. If you are over 21 years and
weigh at least 110 pounds
leave your name in the Dean
of Students’ office by Nov.
2. If you are under 21 years
and weigh at least 110
pounds, have the necessary
permission signed by your
parent or guardian. Bring
it to the Dean of Students’
office by Nov. 8.
3. A list of the hours at which
donors ape free on Nov. 14
and IS will be given to the
Red Cross. They will notify
the girls and arrange trans
portation to the bloodmobile
during these hours.
4. At the Red Cross head
quarters donors’ blood may
be tested to determine if she’
is in condition to donate it.
Margaret Vardell Will Present
Organ Recital Monday Evening
Miss Margaret Vardell, instructor
in organ, will be heard in recital
on Monday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in
Miss Vardell received her B. M.
degree at Salem and her M. M. de
gree at the University of Rochester.
She is a colleague of the American
Guild of Organists.
The program is as follows:
Chorale and Prelude.. ..Wather
Toccat" per I’.Elevazione
Prelude and Fugue in A minor..
J. S. Bach
Fantasia in F minor Mozart
The Musical Clocks Haydn
Cartage et Litanie Dupre
Antipgon from the Song of
Carillon Sortie Mulct
The public is invited.
Nineteen girls attended a party
at the American Legion Home
Wednesday _ night to entertain
young men representing those
countries that are members of the
United Nations with troops in
Each of the men had been sel
ected personally by General Ridg-
way for their outstanding services
in Korea and sent on a special
mission to the United States to
appeal for blood to be sent to the
The Salem girls talked, danced
and drank cokes with the young
men from Norway, Belgium, Lux-
umburg, France, England, Greece,’
Turkey, India, Thailand, South
Korea, Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa, Colombia, United
States, Canada and the Philippines.
One of the men voiced the opin
ion of the group by saying “At
last* we’re meeting people instead
of towns.” One man was seen to
smile Wednesday night for the first
time in the entire trip.
A Turkish soldier who had been
wounded 14 times in two days
proudly showed his picture to the
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The Salem Choral Ensemble will
sing at the dinner for- the Ameri
can Music Conference to. be held
Nov. 5 at 7:30 p. m. in the Hanes
Selections are “You’ll Never
M’alk Alone”, the Fred Waring
arrangements of “Waltz of the
Flowers” and “Trepek” from the
The conference is sponsored by
the National Recreation Associa
tion to encourage music in industry
and small communities by forming
bands and choirs of local talent.
Dr. John C. Kendel of Chicago,
head of the National Recreation
Association, will be the principal
In addition to his activities on
campus, Salem’s new chaplain, the
Rev. Edwin A. Sawyer, has been
participating in a number of com
munity activities. Acting in the
capacity of the college’s liason of
ficer in reference to the Moravian
Church, he has also filled numerous
pulpits as supply preacher.
The purpose of his Sunday con
tacts is to bring campus and church
closer together. So far this semes
ter Chaplain Sawyer has spoken at
the Home Church, Ardmore, Cal
vary, Konnoak Hills and Tenth
Street Mission Moravian churches.
His out of town appointments have
been at Friedberg, Friedland and
Rural Hall. This coming Sunday
he will assist in the centennial an
niversary of the New Philadelphia
Moravian Church and on Nov. 11
will be the anniversary speaker at
the Home Church.
Another aspect of his community
work has been addressing groups
of church school workers. This
has taken him to the Centenary
Methodist and Calvary Moravian
churches. He has also participated
in meetings of the Daughters of
the Confederacy, the North Caro
lina Dietetic Association and the
local chapter of the Salem Alum
nae. He will speak on “Religion
and the Home” at a Nov. 15 meet
ing of the Granville Parent-Teach
Mrs’ Welch Dies
Mrs. E. R. Welch, 84, mother of
Dr. Elizabeth Welch, died Tuesday
night, Oct. 23, in Asheville, N. C.
After services in Asheville, burial
took place, Oct. 26, in Wilming
ton, N. C.
Dr. Welch returned to Salem
campus last weekend after attend
ing" the funeral.
Margaret Thomas, Stee Gee pre
sident, presided over the first stu
dent body meeting of the year in
She complimented the student
body on their adherance to the
rules adding that the freshmen had
'been quick to understand and carry
out the rules.
The president asked for the
group opinion about how the tem
porary light-cut system was work
ing, commenting that its success
depended upon the student body as
The announcement was made
that a new peanut machine, to be
placed in Davy Jones, has been
purchased by the Student Council.
The profits will be distributed
among the dormitories according
to the number of girls in each.
Besides peanuts, the machine will
contain crackers and peanut candy.
Tell 10 New
New members of the Order of
the Scorpion were announced in
chapel yesterday by Miss Ivy
Hixson, faculty advisor for the
Members initiated into the Order
: last spring are Emily Warden,
: Marion Watson, Lil Sprinkle and
i Betty Parks. Initiated this fall
I were Beth Coursey, Carol Stortz,
Anne Lowe, Marion Lewis, Eleahor
! McGregor and Ann Hobbs.
Miss Hixson explained the mean
ing and history of the Scorpions.
Rev. Edwin A. Sawyer, college
chaplain, explained that service is
the objective of the Order of the
Scorpion. “Service”, he explained,
“is a great word, in spite of the
fact that we have used the term
in America until it has grown
He spoke of several tests of
service, one of which is unselfish
ness and another, the test of love.
‘A person who is primarily in
terested in saving his own skin
cannot be interested in rendering
service.” Again, service expects no
Rev. Sawyer cited numerous, ex
amples of people who are out
standing for their service, but em
phasized that the reward for such
virtue is found in inner satisfaction
rather than material success. He
closed by holding up Jesus Christ
as the strongest motivating force
for a life of service and quoted the
maxim: “To get happiness, you
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To Be Stressed
Mrs. Lois De Hart, chairman of
the Winston-Salem ’Volunteer Ser
vice Committee, will be on campus
Tuesday, Nov. 6 to acquaint stu
dents with the purpose of the Vol
unteer Community Committee.
Mrs. De Hart will bring with her
the directors of the Girl Scouts,
the Radio Council, the Cancer
Society and the Red Cross.
The committee will sponsor a
mock radio show in chapel entitled,
“If You Shouldn't Say Yes, Say
No.” The play depicts a bride or
any young girl coming into a com
munity and being showered with
community jobs. Her aid arrives
in the form of Community Volun
teer Service which plans and bud
gets each individual’s job so as to
prevent burdening any one person
with too much.
Mrs. De Hart and party will be
the college’s luncheon guests and
will meet afterward with a faculty-
student committee composed of
Dean Heidbreder, Mr. Paul Peter
son, Dean Hixson, Miss Evebelle
Covington, Dr. Elizabeth Welch,
the Rev. Edwin Sawyer, Mr. Edwin
Shewmake, Mrs. Erwin Moran, Mr.
Harry Martin, Miss Eileen Smoke,
Miss Margaret Vardell, Miss Betty
Reigner, Miss Frances Sowers, Lola
Dawson and Kitty Burrus.
They will discuss plans for those
Students interested in the program.
Mr. Paul Peterson was recently
honored by the National Associa
tion of Teachers of Singing by
being selected as one of the 12
members to compile a list of sacred
songs suitable for the various
months of the church year. The
publication will be made available
at the national meeting to be held
in Chicago in December.
Mr. Peterson has also been sel
ected as one of three choral direc
tors to tour North Carolina in the
spring to judge the state choral
contests in Greenville, Wilmington,
Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and