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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., MAY 19, 1923.
Juniors Entertain Seniors
Prom Is Big Success
A most memorable occasion was the
prom given by the Juniors in honor of
the Senior class on Saturday evening,
May 12. For four years the annual
event has been looked forward to with
keenest delight, and this year even the
highest anticipations were far sur
At eight-thirty, the guests began to
arrive at the north door of Main Build
ing, where the Juniors and Seniors
were grouped to receive their respec
tive “dates”. From here they were
ushered to the very informal receiving
line in the lobby of Main Hall. This
was composed of: Eleanor Shaffner,
president of the Junior class, and
James Norfleet; Josephine Shaffner,
president of the Senior class, and J. A.
Vance; Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Rond-
thaler; Miss Leftwich, Junior class
teacher; Miss Stipe, Dean of Women,
and Mr. Edwin J. Heath.
From here the guests strolled out to
the back campus ,which was trans
formed into a veritable Japanese gar
den, with its picturesque lantern-
covered lights. Tucked away in an en
chanting spot was concealed the
“merry makers”, who proceeded to
justify their name.
At a blast, accommodatingly render
ed by the orchestra, it was announced
that'the miniature dates had begun.
Each guest was then presented with a
lovely black leather “date” book,
which served as first aid in the resc.u-
ing of fair damsels by the members of
the opposite sex.
At the conclusion of the fifth “date”,
every one was drawn, as by a magnet,
to the Burrage-constructed stage,
which presented a very Keith-like ap
pearance as “Senorita” Heaton, clad as
a Spanish dancer, and armed with a
tinkling tambourine, danced lightly
across the stage. She was followed by
several dancing girls, headed by Mar
garet Harris, who sang “I’m Runnin’
Wild”. At the conclusion of this act,
Alwyn Hughson and Una Lindsey, both
attired in dainty hoopskirts and
pantalettes, with 1860 accessories, per
formed a most graceful dance.
At ten thirty, every one cheerfully
consented to wend his way to the rec
reation room of Alice Clewell Memo
rial building, where a miracle had in
deed been wrought. Here, a most ar
tistic scene had been arranged to carry
out the Japanese scheme. Lovely
trellises of lavendar wisteria and
Spanish moss me the eye at every turn
and huge Japanese parasols suspended
in air over the tables lent an additional
touch of color.
Grouped about the center table, at
which were assembled Dr. and Mrs.
Rondthaler, and the members of the
faculty present, were numerous small
tables, presided over by Japanese
waitresses. While the orchestra per
formed its duty with much pthusiasm,
each guest was guided to his seat by a
dainty nut box which was in the shape
of a charming little hand painted
At the conclusion of a two-course
supper of chicken salad, sandwiches,
coffee, mints, strawberry ice, and cake.
Miss Eleanor Shaffner, as toast rtiis-
tress, expressed her delight at having
the Seniors and the men as guests.
Miss Josephine Shaffner then re
ponded in behalf of the Senior class,
and in a very appropriate manner as
sured the hostesses of the pleasure
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Salemite Staff Gives Picnic
Honors New Members
Scribes though they be, and full of
learned wit, versed in all lines from
jokes to current lit, they laid aside
their literary bone, far to the winds
their air of wisdom thrown. They
found a place enclosed by mountains
high, free from the world of sordid
passers-by. There they encamped and
full of hunger sore, feasted as gods
described in ancient lore—a wondrous
spread, with mirth and jollity, for they
like fun e’en though they sages be.
And when the dusk began to gather
’round, homeward they turned with
THE FASHION SHOW.
For several years the annual fashion
show has been one of the most attrac
tive features of the school year. Mrs.
Meinung and the girls of her sewing
classes deserve much credit for the
splendid and beautiful display of cos
tumes, which they presented on Fri
day afternoon- At four-thirty the liv
ing room of Alice Clewell Building was
filled with interested spectators. There
were clothes becoming to every type.
The fat girls looked thin, and the thin
girls looked fat. Stunning street cos
tumes were displayed. There were
lovely afternoon frocks of voile and
organdie, gingham dresses of organdie
designs, sport dresses, and beautiful
After the costumes were displayed,
delicious punch and cake were served
to the guests- During the afternoon,
the display of the work of the Fine
Arts Class received much attention and
interest. This work shovyed talent and
unusual ability. The entire revue was
a charming success, and all of us left
with our ehads full of plans and ideas
for our summer wardrobes.
THE WEDNESDAY CHAPEL
The Wednesday chapel service has
indeed been a big success during this
last year. We wondered at first
whether the beauty of the old Y. P. M.
would disappear and whether the stu
dent body would miss the spirit of that
service which has been dear to Salem
College for so many years. Now,
however, we know that our chapel ser
vice has retained the significance of
the old and has, at the same time,
given the student body innumerable
benefits in its contact with the outside
Our programs have been varied.
They have presented problems, facts,
and conditions which have made us
think, but more than anything else,
they have served to give us an hour
which we may devote to the interests
of our college. We have felt that we
could know what Salem was doing, and
that we could have time to talk over
the things which we want to know.
Our regular chapel services are so
short that we have little time to really
learn the things which beilong to
Salem and to her interests. We feel
that we have the spirit of our Y. P. M.
coupled with the activity of the chapel
services, and we are glad that they are
to be continued in the coming years.
Plans Announced For Hundred
The one hundred and fifty-second
baccalaureate sermon of Salem College
will be preached on Sunday, May 27,
by President Charles Smith, Roanoke
College, Salem, Virginia. The Senior
class will enter, singing the time-
honored crusaders hymn, “The Son of
God Goes Forth to War”, without |
which commencement at Salem would
hardly be commencement. In the even
ing comes the vesper service, con
ducted by Dr. J. Kenneth Pfohl.
Monday is alumnae day, when all old
Salem girls of every year, from every
where, come together again at the an
nual business meeting and luncheon,
and hear reports from the fifty branch
associations. At four o’clock comes
the dedication of the Mary Strother
Barnes Memorial building, and Senior
Class Day exercises on the back cam
pus. At eight, is the Grand Concert,
“The Rose Maiden”, by Cowen, under
the direction of Dean Shirley and with
Miss Laura Littlefield of Boston,
soprano. Miss Jessie Lupo, contralto,
Mr. William Breach, tenor, and Mr.
Troxell of Greensboro, bass.
Tuesday is the reception at the
portico of Main Building, to the
speaker, citizens, and visitors, by
faculty and seniors. The formation of
the daisy chain follows, and the ad
dress by Dr. S- Parke Cadman, of
Brooklyn, New York. The announce
ment of honors and bestowal of de
grees conclude commencement.
DO YOU LACK A POINT OF GET
TING THAT “S”?
If So, Here’s Your Opportunity.
Due to the fact that the time is so
short from now until the end of school
and everyone is so busy studying for
exams, it has been decided that points
be given for swimming just as they
are for walking, that is, two points for
five practices. Of course the number
of times last fall will be counted too,
and to those of you who lack only two
or three points, this ought to be a big
opportunity. The pool opens on Thurs
day afternoon. May 17, and will be
open every afternoon thereafter. How
good a swim will feel when you come
from an exam hot and tired in need of
diversion, exercise, and some refresh
ing stimulus! Aren’t you crzy to try
some of that fancy diving as W'ell as
the life-asving stunts that Mr. Stag
and Mr. Longfellow demonstrated so
admirably? Let’s all take advantage
of this and become fulllfiedged life
NEW COUNCIL ENTERTAINED.
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler entertained
the members of the New Council at
lunch Wednesday- Those of us who
have enjoyed Dr. and Mrs. Rond-
thaler’s charming hospitality can
imagine with what pleasure the girls
anticipated the luncheon. The guests
found their places, around the beauti
fully appointed table, by means of at
tractive place cards. The menu was:
Cream Chicken Patties
Tomato Salad Cheese Sandwiches
Iced Tea Strawberry Shortcake
Incoming Seniors Elect Officers;
Miss Bradiiam Is Made President
Thursday evening. May 17, the in-
commg Senior class held its elections
for next year. We feel sure that a
staff of leaders with the caliber of
these chosen insure a splendid Senior
year for the Class of 24. The list of
officers is printed below:
Song Leaders — Margaret Smith,
Cheer Leader—Adelaide Armfield.
Poet—Nettie Allen Thomas.
ANNUAL STAFF 1924.
Faculty Advisor—Mr. C. H- Higgins.
Editor-in-Chief—Jane Holden Noble.
Assistant Editors-in-Chief — Jean
Abell, Hannah Weaver-
Business Manager—Eleanor Shaff
Assistant Business Managers—Alice
Dunklee, Thelma Jackson.
Literary Editors—Seniors, Marjorie
Hunt, Nettie Allen Thoitias, Sarah
Junior Representative—Tabba Rey
Sophomore Representative — Rosa
Freshman representative to be ap
Club Editor—Dorothy Sessoms.
Photographic Editor—Edith Hunt.
Sports Editor—Estelle Hooks.
Joke Editor—Mary Lou Boone.
Art Editors—Senior Catherine Crist;
Junior, Mary McKelvie; Sophomore—
Advertising Manager—Mary How
Shaner, Irma Heaton.
Freshmen representatives to be ap
DEMONSTRATIONS IN FIRST
The Wednesday chapel service was a
lecture and demonstration of first aid.
Dr. Rondthaler presented Rev. Douglas
Rights, who in turn introduced the
speaker. Commodore Longfellow of
the American Red Cross and Captain
Robert Stag, who, Mr- Rights said, was
the best swimmer in the south, with
the exception of our Salem professor,
the Rev. E. J. Heath. Mr. Sam Mat
thews, scoutmaster of Winston-Salem,
accompanied them as guide and as the
victim of demonstrations
Commodore Longfellow said his
topic was first aid, dry and wet, de
claring that he and Captain Stag were
the only persons who spoke on the wet
platform with the consent of the Red
Cross. By a series of demonstrations
Commodore Longfellow showed how to
administer and not to commit first aid
—therein an incalculable difference be
tween the two. He tied and explained
different bandages made from a middy
tie that were helpful in case of a
sprained ankle, broken arm, or injured
head. The last bandage was wonder
ful; it could be used to bandage eyes,
ears, or jaws, and it could even stop a
woman from talking—an invaluable
quality, according to Commodore
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