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Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
IS HELD IN MAIN HALL
The Juniors Welcome the Seniors
Back to Main Building—Dr. and
Mrs. Kondthaler Are Guests—Won
derful Spirit Pervades.
The first big house-meeting of the
season was held in Main Hall on Wed
nesday night, September 28, at 9:45
o’clock. On this occasion the seniors
were welcomed back to Main Building,
which was their home for three years.
The Juniors, this year's leaders of
Main Building, were the hostesses of
the evening. Main Hall was very ap-
pro^)riately decorated in the colors of
the senior class.
One big feature was the orchestra.
This was the initial performance by
the new orchestra and much life and
spirit was added to the occasion by the
music from guitars, mandolins, uke-
leles and combs.
The following program was carried
1. Song—“Prexy Rondthaler.”
2. Song to Seniors.
3. Welcome to Senior Class—
4. Response—Elizabeth Gillespie.
5. Song to Miss Stipe.
6. Talk by Miss Stipe.
7. Two-minute Talks on Spirit of
Salem, by Katharine Brawley, Edith
Hunt, Emily Moye, Corinne Clements,
Mary Preston Bynum, Elizabeth
Leight, Irene McMinn, Mildred Colla-
cott, Mary Stephens, Katharine Arm
strong, Nancy Arthur, Katharine Kin
caid and Margaret Smith.
8. Presentation of the Social
Standards Program—Mary Shepard
9. Song—“Ring the Bell on Old
10. Song to Mrs. Rondthaler.
11. Talk by Mrs. Rondthaler.
12. Songs by Sophomores and
13. Song to Dr. Rondthaler.
14. Talk by Dr. Rondthaler.
16. “Alma Mater.”
“Prexy Rondthaler” was sung as
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler arrived.
The Juniors then sang to the
Seniors, after which Ruth Crowell,
president of the Junior class, cordially
welcomed the guests, especially the
guests of honor, the Seniors. Eliza
beth Gillespie, president of the Senior
class, responded in the spirit of the
The Juniors sang to Miss Stipe a
parody on “Lonesome, That’s All.”
Miss Stipe responded to this in a few
words which made every girl feel
happy, perhaps, because she knew
that the things Miss Stipe said came
from her heart.
■^e two-rainute talks in which the
girls gave their ideas of Salem, the
Salem Spirit, and the great spirit of
congeniality existing between the
teachers and students of Salem, were
interesting. Katharine Brawley, sis
ter of Margaret Brawley of the class
of 1920, especially emphasized the
latter. The old girls who spoke seem
ed glad to get back and the new ones
were already in love with Salem.
Katharine Armstrong won everyone’s
heart when she concluded her remarks
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FRESHMEN AT SOCIAL
A part of each year’s social pro
gram is the entertainment tendered
the Freshmen by the Juniors. This
enjoyable affair occurred Thursday,
September 29th, in the gym, which
was most attractively decorated in the
colors of the respective classes. At
five o’clock the guests arrived and
were met at the door by the president
and other officers of the Junior class.
Music was furnished by members of
both classes and a very pleasant hour
was passed dancing and chatting.
Refreshments consisting of tea, sand
wiches and potato chips were served
on paper plates on which were the
favors, tiny Japanese dolls and fans.
The ringing of the bell brought an
end to the merry-making and the
Freshmen went away declaring their
big sisters delightful hostesses.
Friday, October 7, found the fresh
men and sophomore classes gathered
in full force to enjoy the picnic given
by the sophomores. Promptly at five
o’clock all the girls of these classes
descended the hill to the picnic
grounds on the back campus, and here
found the feast prepared by the
sophomores. All the trials and fears
of initiation were forgotten by the
freshmen when potato salad, crackers,
pickles, sandwiches, and orange crush
were abundantly spread before their
After eating until they could eat no
moi‘0, the girls spent the remainder of
the hour getting acquainted; and it
was with much reluctance that at six
o’clock the picnicers, happy with
memories of that afternoon, returned
to the college.
1922 never shone more brightly
above Annex steps than on the even
ing of Saturday, September 24, from
eight to ten o’clock when the doors of
Senior Home were thrown wide to the
student body and the College and
Academy faculty. The guests were
met at the door and shown to the re
ceiving line where stood Miss Eliza
beth Gillespie, Dr. and Mrs. H. E.
Rondthaler, Miss Stipe, Miss Farrar,
Dean H. A. Shirley and Mr and Mrs.
E. J. Heath. In the adjoining room
Misses Marion Propst, Corinne Cle
ments, Margaret Russell, Harriett
Harris, Elizabeth Stroud, and Ada
James served ices. Music attracted
many across the way where dancing
was engaged in. Delightful was the
occasion when the seniors “warmed
REGISTRATION REACHES FIVE
HUNDRED AT DAVIDSON.
Davidson, N. C., Oct. 1.—For the
first time in the history of the college
the registration has reached five hun
dred. This number was reported by
the registrar a few days ago and it is
thought that there may be a few more
to register yet. The prospects are
bright for a successful year at David
. C., October 20, 1921
SPIRIT OF RIVALRY TO
ENTER INTO BASKETBALL
“My goodness! I wouldn’t think it
would be any fun to play basketball
v/hen you can’t play anybody except
just each other,” our friends outside
of Salem often exclaim when we tell
them about our athletics.
But they are certainly mistaken.
We do have “fun” playing basket
ball. Indeed no inter-collegiate games
were ever more thrilling than those
inter-class ones played on our own
back campus every Thanksgiving.
And this year we are expected to have
better games than ever, if we can
judge by the interest manifested in
the practices. Elizabeth Griffin, the
capable head of basketball, has ap
pointed a girl from each class to
rally her class team and get those who
are interested cut for practice. They
have succeeded well, for at every
practice the halves have had to be
divided and sub-divided in order to
give everyone a chance to play. How
ever, we want still more to come.
You say you have never played?
Then now is the time for you to show
your Salem spirit and come out. For
all you know you may develop into a
basketball genius under Miss Jack
son’s faithful coaching.
A record of each girl’s attendance
at practice is being kept, together
with the number of goals and fouls
that she makes. These things will be
taken into account when the teams are
chosen and every girl is doing her best
to have a good record.
Then let’s all come out and do our
best. It will help us, it will help our
class, and above all, it will help Salem
—and that is what we want most of
THE WALKING CLUB.
A Walking Club has been organ
ized at Salem, with Mary Warren as
head and Dean Shirley as guide. In
deed, walking has become such a col
lege sport that four points in athletics
are given a girl for going on ten
hikes and two points for going on
On the first outing a party of forty
went over Happy Hill and through
Jolly Woods to Lookingglass Meadow,
n-hJre there is a little stream which
so.ne enjoyed very much. Along its
banks were growing the first forget-
me-nots we had ever seen off a spring
hat. A larger crowd went the next
time to a spot with another romantic
name—Peter Pan Glen.
Going on these hikes insures four
things—a slim and sylph-like figure,
four points, a jolly time, and a knowl
edge of Salem with its meadows
and flower-bordered streams. A fifth
inducement is added for the next trip
—that is, a Saturday night supper
cooked in the woods on a big campfire.
You are all invited. Be in the back
porch Saturday afternoon at four
o’clock and go and see if you do not
come back more happy than tired.
If a girl gets four points for going
on ten hikes, how many points should
a Sophomore get for climbing up to
her alcove twenty times a day?
M’DOWELL CLUB PICNIC
HELD ON OCTOBER 5
Campaign Closed With Over One-
Hundred Per Cent Membership.
At the close of a most successful
membership campaign, the president.
Miss Yerrinton, announced the first
meeting of the MacDowell Club, to be
held in the form of a picnic on Wed
nesday afternoon, October 5th, at 5
Long before the appointed hour
groups of girls could be seen, here and
there, winding through the wood up
the hill to Back Campus. At any
other time one would have wondered
just what was the great idea, but the
kno%yledge of a real MacDowell Club
picnic was sufficient to solve this
The large crowd formed in a semi
circle around the president and list
ened intently to her words of wel
come. How proud were the girls
when the news was quickly spread
that our college was over one hundred
per cent membership. It was unani
mously voted upon and seconded that
Dean Shirley should act as honorary
president of the MacDowell Club.
Then followed examples of real,
true_ Salem spirit—in this instance, the
spirit of class co-operation. It had
been previously announced that at the
picnic an inter-class song contest
would take place. Each class was to
display its talent along this particular
line, through original verses and
music. All the classes are to be com
mended for the extraordinary results
obtained; however, the judges decided
that the prize, a handsome Salem ban
ner, should be awarded to the seniors.
The song will be found in another sec
tion of the paper.
As we cast our eyes down the slope
of the hill, it was needless to say,
“What next?” For before us was a
spread of honest-to-goodness picnic
food. The bread line was formed and
after each girl passed along with plate
piled high with good eats, she could
be seen scouting around to find her
pals among: the grasses. The enor
mous brass pot was soon drained of
the coffee—and immediately the heat
from a huge bon fire prevented the
chill of the late evening from riarring
It was very impressive to see such a
large company of people, so closely
united in the love of Salem gathered
around the bon fire. There were
smiles on the faces of all, there
were songs on the lips of all; surely
all was happiness and ontentment.
MRS. MEINUNG ENTERTAINS.
Mrs. Elizabeth Meinung entertained
ner advisers at tea on Wednesday
afternoon from 4 until 6 o’clock. The
guests were received at the door by
Mrs. Patrick Ormsby and were wel
comed into the cheerful living room by
Mrs. Meinung. After some time
spent in conversation, refreshments
consisting of tea, sandwiches, mar
guerites, and bons-bons were served.
The change from the daily routine of
school work afforded the girls a de
lightful diversion, and every guest
declared Mrs. Meinung a perfect