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Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Winston-Salem, N. C., October 1, 1921
One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Salem College
Large Freshmen Class; Matters Pertaining to Schedules
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF SALEM
The opening of our college is al
ways welcomed with interest by a
large group of alumnae and friends,
but this year, 1921-22, it is doubly in
teresting. At 10 o’clock on Thursday
morning, September 15, 1921, the one
hundred and fiftieth session of Salem
Academy and College was opened by
impressive exercises in Memorial
Hall. The hall was filled throughout,
there being a number of visitors pres
ent. The exercises were opened with
the organ prelude by Dean Shirley.
Then in accordance with custom, the
new Senior Class sang “Standing at
the Portal” as the processional led by
Rev. E. J. Heath; the company read
the 121st Psalm responsively. Bishop
Rondthaler offered a fervent prayer,
asking God’s blessing on the institu
tion and all connected with it.
Members of the faculty made im
portant announcements concerning
schedules and other matters, aftetr
which President Rondthaler spoke
briefly but earnestly and effectively to
all present. His remarks follow in
“Today is not only a day of usual
interest in being the first day of the
new term but it is a day of unusual
interest in that it ushers in the one
hundred and fiftieth year of unbroken
sei-vice in the history of Salem Aca
demy and College.
“Every time you enter the north
door of Main Hall you pass by a stone
bearing the date 1772 and marking the
foundation of this great institution.
“Those were very different years
from these—those old Colonial days
when the United States of America
was as yet unknown, and when we
were still a restless and unhappy
group of colonies giving unwilling
allegiance to the English crown.
“When you come to know better the
historic memorials of this community,
you will find record of the passage
through these very streets of hostile
armies and you will also appreciate
the more the long and unbroken his
tory of 150 years which tells the story
almost without duplicate in America,
of faithful and conscientious devotion
to an ideal almost unknown when this
pioneer institution began its toil, i.e.,
ELECTION OF SOPHOMORE
The members of the class of ’24
waited until they had attained the
wisdom of Sophomores to select their
officers for the second year. Marion
Propst was elected president; Mary
Pfohl, vice-president; Margaret Smith,
secretary; and Jane Noble, treasurer.
As they wish to express an unusual
amount of pep and enthusiasm, they
have separate leaders for yells and
songs; Elizabeth Stroud is cheer
leader and Elizabeth liatts, song
THE SUNDAY SERVICE
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The services which were held in the
Home Moravian Church on Sunday
morning were very impressive, mark
ing, as they did, the one hundred and
fiftieth anniversary of the opening of
Salem College and Academy. Mr.
Pfohl was ably assisted in he pulpit
by Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler, who
conducted the responsive readings,
and by Rev. Edwin J. Heath, who read
the Scriptures and announcements.
Prior to his sermon, Mr. Pfohl ex
tended a cordial welcome to the
faculty and students of Salem College
and Academy. In his sermon, Mr.
Pfhol had as his text the first three
verses of the First Psalm, which are:
“Blessed is the man that walketh
not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners, nor
sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the lavr of the
Lord; and in his law doth he meditate
day and night.
And he shall be like a tree, planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth
forth his fruit in his season; his leaf
also shall not wither; and whatsoever
he doeth shall prosper.”
Likening the ideal man to the
sturdy tree which flourished by the
river’s side, Mr. Pfohl convinced his
congregation of the true worth of re
ligion and education to the strong man,
who wishes to overcome all tempta
tions. In conclusion, Mr. Pfohl ex
plained that school is only a step in
preparing for an education; for after
all, we do not secure our most impor
tant knowledge between the covers of
books, but from the schools of Life,
THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Athletic Association ? The
very term speaks for itself, but what
it may mean to each of us, personally,
rests entirely with the individual. It
is because of that fact, as well as the
benefits to be derived from athletics
here at Salem that we hope a larger
number of girls than ever before will
come out for the various sports this
year, thus helping to make it the very
best the association has yet known.
It is customary, at the beginning of
each school year,-for the association to
meet in order that it may elect the
heads for these sports: namely,
basket-ball, hockey, tennis, baseball,
hiking and swimming. Such a meet
ing was called on Tuesday night by
Miss Gertmde Coble, the president and
was carried on successfully. The
Head of basket ball, Elizabeth
Griffin; tennis, Margaret Russell;
hockey, Hariett Harris; baseball, Mil
dred Parrish; hiking, Mary Warren;
and swimming, Marjorie Hunt. These
girls are all interested in their par
ticular sport and are, we feel confi
dent, going to do everything in their
power to get everyone interested. Tlie
point system, which was introduced
through the untiring efforts of Miss
Jackson and the officers, has been a
big step in this direction. How about
a little appreciation through co-opera
Three cheers for the Freshmen.
“Elizabeth, you have a telegram!”
This information sent electrical
thrills and fears through me! In
stantly there ran through my mind a
list of events which would call forth
the formality of resorting to tele
graphy. Before opening the yellow
envelope, I “came up for air,” and to
my surprise, beheld many garish en
velopes such as mine. What could it
bs! Simultaneously, we all opened our
messages. First, a sigh of relief es
caped us; then, one of appreciation, as
we read the cordial invitation to visit
O’Hanlon’s up-to-date drug store. To
prove our gratitude for their kind
welcome, we “dismissed the messenfer
boy,” and answered the telegram in
person that very afternoon, and ex
perienced great pleasure in doing so.
Hereafter, when downtown, we will
make our headquarters at O’Hanlon’s,
the big, busy drug store.
GET-TOGETHER NIGHT AT
Saturday night the annual Get-To-
Gether celebration was held in the
library (beginning at 7:30 o’clock.)
Members of the College and Academy
faculties, old and new students of both
the College and Academy were pres
ent. A spirit of congeniality pervaded
the atmosphere and the new girls were
made to feel very much at home.
The following program was carried
out in the library, after which every
one repaired to the upper back cam
pus where ice cream was served.
Dancing in the gymnasium followed.
1. Opening Song—“Dixie.”
2. “America the Beautiful.”
3. Introduction of New Members
of the College and Academy faculties.
4. “Pack Up Your Troubles.”
5. Senior Stunt and Yells.
6. Junior Stunt.
7. Sophomore Stunt.
8. Freshman Stunt.
9. Academy Stunt.
10. Dr. Rondthaler.
11. Alma Mater.
The new members of the college
faculty were very graciously pre
sented to the audience by Miss Farrand
of the department of Modern Lan
guage. Each one was called to the
front to make her bow and each re
ceived hearty applause from the
audience as she came forward.
New members of the Academy
faculty were presented by Miss Mary
Hadley Connor. Miss Connor is her
self a new member of the Academy
faculty but is well remembered by the
old girls as president of the Student
Self-Government Association two
vears ago, and is held in high esteem
by all v.'ho know her.
The Senior stunt was one of charm
ing originality and full of historical
interest. The girls were dressed as
I girls of 1772, the year Salem was
founded, and 1922, which is the year of
their.graduation. A strong contrast
was shown in the fashions and cus
toms of the two different times. The
colonial girls gave a typical class as
conducted in olden times. After this
came yells to Dr. Rondthaler, Miss
Stipe and the faculty.
The Juniors, in their stunt intro
duced in a most interesting way their
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