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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., SEPTEMBER 25, 1922
MEETING DECIDED SUCCESS
Original Songs and Stunts Features of
Occasion—New Faculty Introduced,
New Students Enter Into College
Spirit With Zest
The annual Get-Together Meeting
was held on the ground floor of the
Clewell Memorial Building the first
Saturday night of the school year.
Miss Josephine Shaffner, President of
the Senior Class, presided. There was
a large attendance of both college and
Academy students as w’ell as the
“Clap Your Hands” was sung by the
entire audience after which Miss Jose
phine Shaffner welcomed every one to
the new era at Salem. After this Miss
Shaffner called on Miss Eliza Gaston
Moore, President of the Young Wo
men’s Christian Asosciation, for a few
words. Miss Moore, in her charac
teristic way, welcomed the new girls
to the Y. W. C. A. Miss Shaffner then
called on Miss Elizabeth Zachary,
president of the Student Self-Govern
ment Association, who told everyone
that the Association is an organiza
tion of the girls and for the girls. The
Council is composed of girls elected by
the student body, and they are to
be found at the service of anyone who
will go to them for help. Miss Eliza
beth Griffin, President of the Athletic
Association, welcomed the new girls to
this organization and expressed the
■wish that each girl in the college be
come an expeit athlete by the end of
the school year. Miss Eleanor Shaff
ner, president of the Junior Class,
Miss Helen Coble, president of last
year’s Freshman class, and Miss Flora
Spurgeon, last year’s president of the
eleventh grade of the Academy, each
spoke for the class which she repre
sented. All of these expressed their
joy at being in the New Salem.
Miss Shaffner next called upon Dr.
Rondthaler who spoke in his charac-
teristicaly charming way.
Mrs. Rondthaler also reached the
heart of every girl present with her
words of welcome. Miss Stipe, who
has been known to as formerly as
“House Mother” but who, under the
new regime, is knovm as the “Dean of
Women”, spoke to the girls. She said
that she hoped and believed that every
girl present woul4 be to Salem a
“loyal daughter true.”
“Faculty Days,” a delightful take
off of the faculty, was given by the
Senior class. Each member of the
faculty was represented. The new
girls were in this manner given a good
opportunity to become familiar with
the faculty before their year’s work
began. At the close of this stunt a
beautiful song, the words and music ot
which were both original, was sung.
ihe new members of both College
and Academy faculty were introduceu
to everyone by Miss liuth lieeves in
iier own original and witty manner.
The Junior Class gave an original
stunt in which they introduced tht
members of the Freshman Class. A
train scene was given in which the
names of stations were called at which
the girl or girls from these stations
entered the train and were met by a
most elficient Salem representative,
ihey gave their names to this lady,
so in tftis manner both the names ^nd
home addresses of the Freshmen were
given to the audience.. An amusing
part of this stunt was the presence
upon the train of two former students
of Salem—not present day Salem but
old Salem of pre-Civil war days. Their
remarks upon the girls of this day
The Juniors sang their class song at
the close of their stunt.
The Sophomores rendered a snappy
and jolly song.
The the close of the class songs the
Alma Mater w'as sung by all, after
which dancing and refreshments
(lemons and stick candy) were en
joyed by all.
The Freshmen sang two original
songs. They are to be commended for
their early entrance into affairs at
Salem. The w'ork of Miss Aylvin
riughson and Miss Elsie Harris in get
ting up these songs is especially
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ASSOCIATION HOLDS MEETING
I)K. J. K. PFOHL ADDRESSES THE
STUDENTS IN FIRST OF NEW
Y. P. M. SERVICES.
Talk on Conditions in Present Day
Germany Based on Actual En
counters With People There-
On Wednesday morning at what was
formerly known as the regular Y. P.
M. hour, a service was held in Memo
rial Hall which formed a pleasant be
ginning for the weekly meetings
which will combine the Wednesday
chapel sei-vice and Young People’s
Rev. Kenneth I’fohl, the speaker of
the morning, was introduced by Dr.
Rondthaler, and he spoke in a power
ful and interesting way on the condi
tions existing in present-day Ger
many, conditions viewed through the
eyes of Ti-uth and the eyes of an
American realizing the problems of a
thinking w’orld. The speaker was well
able to handle the subject, and he des
cribed vividly the social, economic, and
political problems of the people de
feated in the war.
The American dollar is wortli more
and has more sound value than any
money now in circulation, and the
value of our currency was shown by
Dr. Pfohl as he spoke of hotel accom
modations, in one place costing only
twenty-seven cents in our money, but
v>rorth several hundred marks in tlie
currency of former prosperous Ger
many. And yet Gei-many is crowded
with people, foreigners who live well
on the money they receive so cheaply
in exchange for their stronger cur
rency. But behind this crowd of out
siders Dr. Pfohl saw the German peo
ple, the down-fallen aristocracy, the
working man and his hungry family.
Because the mark has so little value,
because raw material cannot be se
cured for manufacturing purposes, be
cause people cannot secure work and
food there will be but one result—the
black hand of revolution. It is already
hanging over Germany, and unless she
secures the aid of our democratic,
liberty-loving America, she will soon
be deep in a conflict like that destroy
After Dr. Pfohl had ceased his talk,
he sang beautifully “The Task”, a song
which rang with the cry that we as
individuals and Americans have work
to do—work that will save a people
from revolution and bloodshed.
VOLLEY BALL SCHEDULE.
Tuesday 5:00—5:30 p.m.
Thursday—After music hour.
Games on November 27th.
Purpose of Organization Explained to
New Students—Talks by Dr. How
ard E. Rondthaler, Mrs. Howard E.
Rondthaler and Miss Lula Stipe,
Dean of Women.
On Thursday evening, September the
fourteenth, the first meeting of the
Student Self Government Association
was held in Memorial Hall, as is cus
tomary. The aim of this first meet
ing was to lay before the student
body in a simple and comprehensive
manner the meaning and purpose of
the Association, and to impress each
member with her personal responsi
Miss Elizabeth Zachary, president,
called the house to order and opened
the meeting with a few remarks. She
stated that the business of the Council
was to serve the student-body, and
that individual responsibility rather
than the watchfulness of the officers
of the association, would determine
the success of the year.
Dr. Rondthaler then addressed the
audience, stressing the striking fact
that in such a gathering there were
always weak members, who needed the
helpful influence of their companions,
and who needed to watch themselves.
Self-government means self-control.
The importance of making the right
kind of friends in the beginning of the
college year was effectively brought
out by Mrs. Rondthaler. The success
or failure of a girl’s college career
may depend on her friends, and it is
very easy to start wrong.
Miss Stipe, Dean of Women, ex
pressed absolute trust in the Council
and in the Senior Class, the leaders in
college life. The regime under which
we are now living is essentially dif
ferent from that of former years be
cause of new dormitories; therefore
upon the success of this year will de
pend the policies of next year.
As there was no immeaiate business
to come before the association, the
meeting was dismissed by Miss Zach
ary. The highest confidence is placed
in those students in whom authority
has been vested, and the association is
looking forward to a year both suc
cessful and progressive.
For many years it has been a cus
tom of the Institution to attend the
Home Church upon the first Sunday of
the new school vear; and accordingly,
the entire Academy and College at
tended the morning service of the
Home Moravian church Sunday morn
ing at 11 o’clock. The corral welcome
and feeling of fellowship, which al
ways exists there, was impressed
upon all who were there for the first
time, as well as upon the returning