With or without a Christmas
A fine Candy Cane Ball this is
going to be.
Come to the lecture, don’t miss
Auden and his poetry just
can’t be beat.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, December 5, 1952
Reg Marshall, Ann Campbell
To Shine At Candy Cane Dance
.■i The Reg Marshall Orchestra will be in charge of the music at the
;; (3andy Cane Dance which will take place Saturday, Dec. 6. The dance,
which is sponsored annually by the I. R. S. will be held in the Salem
I College Gym and will last from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.
'i Special vocal selections by Ann' Campbell will be a highlight of the
Evening. Members of the I. R. S. and their dates will form the figure.
Intermission is scheduled
fWill Be Held
|AH Next Week
I Preliminary registration for se-
Scond semester will be made during
|the week of Dec. 8-12. During*
iithat week each student must con
ifer with her faculty advisor to
Iplan her courses for next semester.
;f Special students must confer with
IjMiss Hixson or Miss Simpson.
fThose who plan to make a change
|in a major or a minor must confer
iwith Miss Hixson. The registra-
ftion must be completed by Friday,
I Dec. 12.
Among the new courses offered
for next semester are: modern art,
microscopic technique, personal firi-
ance, children’s literature, Ameri-
. ca.n novel, 19th century French
sfliterature, American government
land politics, foods and cookery,
JPost-Augustan literature, calculus,
Isecondary music education, modern
Isocial problems, Spanish prose
:|fiction of 16th and 17th centuries,
fadvanced clothing and construction,
.physiology, and geography of North
Nome Ec Tea
o Be Given
The Home Economics Club will
;>'entertain with its annual Christ-
iias tea from 3 :00 to 5 ;30 p.m. on
/fcunday, Dec. 7, in the Practice
' :i; The guest list will include the
; trustees, faculty and administrative
:>|staff of the Academy and College
: |and friends of the Home Ec. De-
■apartment. All members of the de-
Ajpartment will be hostesses in the
* living room.
Arriving guests will view an
:■ angel caroler on the stoop of the
front door. The point of interest
in the living room will be a star
|flanked by red and white lighted
candles above the mantle.
The dining room table, from
(which tea and loganberry punch
will be served, will be decorated
Ivith red carnations. On the buffet
will be a styrafoam Christmas tree
surrounded by trays of open-faced
sandwiches and assorted cookies.
Angel carolers and garlands
wound in the bannisters will deco
rate the staircase.
Members of the interior decorat
ing class were in charge of the
decorations. Refreshments were
planned by the second year foods
Former Editor In
Carolyn Taylor, editor of the
1948-49 Salemite, writes that she is
now in the magazine publishing
Carolyn said in a recent letter to
Miss Delia Graham Marsh: “My
job with the United World Fed
eralists is good experience in the
publishing business. I handle all
production and a portion of the
editoral side. Tell all Salemite
editors that the experience they
get there couldn’t be beaten. My
Salemite and “Sun” training has
greatly impressed my employers
and furthermore helped' me in
doing my work.”
10:30, and refreshments will be ser
ved in the Club Dining Room.
Cards with each letter of the
alphabet will be posted along the
sides of the wall so that each girl
may stand under the letter of her
initial in case her date has trouble
in finding her.
As a side-line feature, Woodrow
Wilson will take pictures of the
couples and will sell two prints of
the pictures for $2.50.
Chaperones for the Candy Cane
Dance are Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Spencer, Dr. and Mrs. Dale Gram-
ley, Mrs. Amy Heidbreder, Miss
Eileen Smoke, Miss Margaret Var-
dell and Clemens Sandresky.
Bessie Smith and Jean Shope are
in charge of the decorations. Jane
Carolyn Fearing designed the bid
cards. They feature a striped 'candy
cane which carries out the theme
of this year’s Christmas dance.
“Remind the students of two
things,” said Elsie Macon, presi
dent of I. R. S. “Keep the mimeo
graphed admission slips clipped to
the dance bid because those slips
are the admission tickets.”
One o’clock late permission has
been granted for the students who
attend the dance and house check
will be taken at one o’clock on the
dot, Elsie said.
To Be Given
Eugene Jacobowsky will be con
cert master at the twenty-first an
nual performance of Handel’s
This oratorio, under the direction
of Louis A. Potter, will be pre
sented at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Decem
ber 7, at the Centenary Methodist
Following the tradition of the
first performance in 1742, there will
be no admission charge, but a free
will offering will be taken.
The chorus, composed of over
300 amateur and professional voices
from church choirs and choral or
ganizations in Winston-Salem and
neighboring cities, will be accom
panied by a thirty piece orchestra.
Members of the orchestra include
musicians from the Winston-Salem
Symphony and the North Carolina
James Hart will be at the organ
and Mrs. Helen Savage Cornwall,
a Salem graduate, will be at the
Soprano soloist will be Miss Bar
bara Stevenson, who appeared as
the “Messiah” soloist at the Mor
mon Temple at Salt Lake City
Other soloists of outstanding
reputation are Miss Lillian Chook-
asian, contralto, who has appeared
with the Boston, Handel, and
Haydn Oratorical Society; Harold
Haugh, tenor, who is a member of
the faculty of the School of Music
at the University of Michigan, and
Robert Nicholson, bass, who is
formerly of the Metropolitan Opera
At 3:30, before the “Messiah”
presentation, James Hart will pre
sent an organ recital, composed of
works by composers of the
The “Messiah” presentation will
take the place of the regular Sun
day vespers on campus.
W. H. Auden
Freshman Class Prexy Likes
Knitting, V. P. L, Salem
W. H. Auden, Poet And Critic,
Will Lecture At Salem Tonight
An Englishman who is an American citizen, a playwright, a critic,
and “the most influential poet of his generation”—W. H. Auden is all
this and only forty-five years old. He will lecture tonight at 8:30 in
Memorial Hall as the second speaker on the Salem Lecture Series.
“The Poet and His Poems” will
be Auden’s subject. He will tell
how he gets and -develops ideas.
iThe literary influences on his car
eer as well as the position of a
poet in our society will be in
cluded in his discussion.
A native of England, Auden was
born in 1907. He attended Christ
Church, Oxford, and then taught
school for six years. Later he de
voted all his time to writing poetry.
Known as the most promising of
young English poets, Auden be
came the leader of “Auden Circle”.
He received the King’s Gold Medal
for the best English poetry of 1937.
In 1939 Auden came to America
where he has lived ever since.
Students at Harvard, Fordham,
Barnard, Swarthmore, Yale, Bryn
Mawr, and the University of Vir
ginia have enjoyed Auden’s moral
honesty, wit and down-to-earth
wisdom. By his lectures, writings,
and personal contact with students,
t'^.uden has challenged the thinking
and given inspiration to his lis
Auden began his poetic career
in the 1920’s. Throughout the 20’s
and early 30’s, he showed in his
poetry that he thought the world
was sick. He offered Marxism
and Freudianism as possible cures.
In the late 30’s and 40’s, the
poet turned to Christianity to
combat the sickness of mankind.
He believed that only through the
improvement of the individual
could man improve his world.
Auden uses shocking combina
tions of symbols, few similes and
metaphors, and all types of poetic
styles. He is considered one of
the foremost poets today because
of his ability to experiment with
the different poetic media and to
use them effectively.
Aiiden admits quite frakly that
writing poetry comes easily to him;
therefore he works to give mean
ing to what he says.
This afternoon the comp class
and English seminar will talk in-
Jformally with Mr. Auden at a
coffee in Miss Byrd’s living room.
By Eleanor Johnson
“Knit two; purl two; knit two,
purl two.” Nellie Ann Barrow, sat
in her third floor Clewell room,
industriously working on a Christ
mas present. For whom, she would
not disclose, but a mention of V.
P. I. as being a “great” school may
be a hint.
Nellie Ann was recently elected
president of the Freshman Class,
an honor which also makes her a
member of the Salem Student
Council. She has served in a simi
lar position at St. Catherine s
where she was a representative to
the Student Government, head of
the Chapel Committee, and a mem
ber of the Honor Society.
Nellie Ann calls Alberta, “in the
beautiful state of Virginia,” home,
but thinks that North Carolina is
wonderful, especially Salem, be
cause the atmosphere is “great”
and so “friendly.” Her hobby is
eating; the best way to enjoy this
hobby is by eating Chop Suey,
Nellie Ann thinks.
Besides her newly elected offices
Nellie Ann is a member of the Y.
W. C. A. and the I. R. S. Science
is her main interest academically.
Tall, slim, and attractive Nellie
Ann is a whiz on the hockey field
and calls this her favorite sport.
As for what she likes best about
Nellie Ann Barrow
Salem: “I like the close relation
ship between faculty and students.”
Egypt To Be Shown
The Arts Council will present a
display of photographs on Egypt
by Elliot Elisofon from Dec. 7 to
24 at the Arts Council Center. The
collection was assembled under the
direction of W. C. Hayes of the
department of Egyptology at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The exhibit is based on a photo
graphic essay on Egypt that ap
peared in Life Magazine on Jan.
20, 1951. The subject matter will
include everything from pyramids
to temples built during the Old and
Y Will Sponsor
Students and faculty will match
wits at a spelling bee sponsored by
the Y at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday,
Old Chapel is the place, 25 cents
the admission, and the purpose is
to raise money for the Y Christmas
party at the colored orphanage.
A prize will be awarded the win
Faculty members participating
will be: John Fries Blair, Roy
Campbell, Miss Margaret Chap
man, Miss Evabelle Covington, Dr.
Dale H. Gramley, Miss Virginia
Hodges, Dr. Gregg Singer, Warren
Spencer, Miss Margaret Vardell
and Dr. Elizabeth Welch.
Student participants are: Connie
Barnes, Jean Calhoun, Ann Camp
bell, Temple Daniels, Louise Fike,
Lucy Harris, Emma Sue Larkins,
Sally Reiland, Bessie Smith and
IRC To Hear Lewis
Dr. H. Michael Lewis, head of
the language department, will be
guest speaker at a meeting of the
International Relations Club. His
subject will be the history of ideo
The meeting is slated for 6:4S
p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in
the living room of Bitting. All
members and anyone els^ interested
are invited to attend.
Lights will not be permitted on
any indoor Christmas trees at
Salem College this year.
This five-year old ordinance of
the Winston-Salem Fire Depart
ment will be strictly enforced
A tree (without lights) will be
permitted in the dining rooms at
both Academy and College, and
recreational rooms of College dor
A tree may not be placed in the
auditoriums of Memorial Hall, Aca
demy, The Day Student Center or
at the Christmas dance.
As usual, decorations for the
Christmas Tea in the Practice
House will be permitted, and the
candlelight vesper services at the
College and Academy; the use of
decorative materials which have
been chemically treated is per
Any further decorative proposals,
not included here should be taken
to the President.
An inspection of all College and
Academy buildings will start on
Monday, Dec. IS.
Salem College School of Music
presented the following students
on a music program yesterday in
Siciliano - Bach-Hughes
Incline Thine Ear Charles
Nel cor piu me sento....Paisiello
Sonata, op. 27, No. 2
His Coming Franz
Prelude, op. 28, No. 2L ..Chopin
Bonnie Jane Hall
Nocturne in C Minor Chopin
Lu Long Ogburn
Reflets dans I’eau Debussy
Concert Etude MacDowell
Betty Lou Kipe