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Mary McKelvie, ’25 Associate Editor
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First Assistant Business Manager
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SIXTH AN'XUAL ORCHESTRA
CONCERT, MEMORIAL HALL
(Conlivtiecl from page one)
Stafford, Dorothy Schallert, Gene
vieve Jackson, Mr. J. J. Gentry,
Jr., Master Holland Stewart.
Vioila—Mr. ^\rchibald Spaugh.
Violoncello—Mr. Kenneth Pfohl.
Har])—Miss Eleanor Shaffner.
Piano—Aliss Margaret Sample.
Flute—Mr. Theodore Rondthaler.
Clarinet—Mr. Edwin Stockton.
Trumpet—Mr. Henry Pfohl.
Cornet—Mr. Charles Moester.
Trombone—Mr. Robert Ormsby.
Triangle—Miss Ruth Rodgers.
Tambourine—Miss Eleanor Shaff
All of the concerts previously
given and the one to be j)resented on
Monday evening at 8:15 liave been
for the benefit of the Salem College
Endowment, to which the Orchestra
generously subscribed in 1920.
Tickets may be secured from any
Orchestra member or at the door.
The admission is 50 cents.
SCENES FROM WHALING
On Wednesday night, April 2, the
l>ieture, “Down to the Sea in Ships,”
was shown in Memorial Hall, un
der the auspices of the MacDowell
Club. The subject ])ertained to the
old whaling industry, and the pic
tures were taken off the coast of
Maine near New Bedford. A very
interesting romance was woven into
Marguerite Courtot played the
part of Patience, the beautiful
daughter of old Morgan, a Quaker
who owned large whaling interests.
Patience was in love with Thoma.s
Allan Dexter, a childhood friend
and playmate. It was her father’s
oonnnand that slie marry a Quaker
and a whaler and Thomas was
neither, so in order to win her, he
joined a whaling company, and went,
to sea. In the meantime, much in
trigue was taking place in the Mor
gan counting rooms back in New
England. One of the new employes,
Siggs, though not a w'haler, declared
himself to be so, and sought the hand
of Patience. At sea, mutiny num
bered among the many and various
incidents on board ship. Finally,
after a long and treaeiierous voyage,
Thomas Allan Dexter returned home
to learn that Patience was on her
way to the meeting house to marry
Siggs. The Quakers were assem
bled for the ceremony, when Allan
broke a window and came in to claim
The waiting for the Lord to
speak, the lack of adornment of the
women and the fact that the Quak
ers without ring or minister marry
themselves, were among the queer
but interesting customs of the
Quakers. The .old New England
scenes were also of interest an^i
especially the whaling industry, of
which so little is known. The acting
of Clara Bow, who took the part of
Alorgan’s granddaughter, was excel
Some time in the near future the
MacDowell Club plans to give a ben
efit performance to reimburse its
treasury. A small admission will be
charged and it is hoped that veryone
will attend in order to help, finan
cially, this club, the entertainments
of which mean so much to the college
life of Salem.
Jimmy Lj’nch—“My father and
I were in the kitchen with my air
rifle, when a mouse jumped out of
Burt Reider—“Well, did you fire
away at him ?”
“No, we couldn’t, because he was
out of our range.”
MISS HOUSE SPEAKS AT
WEEKLY Y.W.C.A. MEETING
'I'hc Y. W. C'. A. meeting on Fri
day night was one fall of interest
and enthusiasm. Miss House, Gen
eral Secretary Y. W. C. A., was the
speaker. Before she began to speak
M iss Margaret Harris sang.
-Miss House spoke of the relation-
■slii]) of the difl’erent groups under
the Blue Triangle. Though widelj'
different in some things, they are
one and the same in aim and pur
pose. TheBhie Triangle encircles
one huge family; and sistership
should exist among the individual
members. Miss House then told
.something of the Winston-Salem
branch of the Y. W. C. A. She re
lated interesting cases of individuals
who had come under its influence.
There seem to be no two alike and
each i)crson has her own particular
problem which must be met individ
ually. Miss House urged more con
tact between her group and the col
lege Y. W. C. A.' She read a charm
ing little poem along the same line
of thought. At the close of the meet
ing, ]Miss House arranged for several
Salem girls to go up to the city Y.
\V. C. A. one night each week to
teach the girls music and tennis.
THIRD LENTEN ORGAN
RECITAL GIVEN THURSDAY
The third Lenten organ recital
given by Dean Shirley on Thursday
afternoon at Music Hour proved Ui
be most interesting. At this recital
Dean Shirley played parts seven,
eight and nine of the “Pilgrim’-
Progress.” He was assisted by Mrs.
W. I,. Reid, who beautifully told the
story and pointed out the principal
In part ,seven Christian goes
through the Valley of the Shadow
of Death. He starts out courage
ously, becomes frightened by the
horrid shapes and forms around
him, and is comforted by a voice
which encourages him to go on. The
nmsic, which is of a very lugubrious
character, becomes more cheerful
when Christian meets Faithful and
F’vangelist. Finally, at the end of
the valley, comes the sunrise, and
)>art .seven ends with sounds of rev
elry heard from afar.
Part eight is descriptive of the
scenes which take place at Vanity
Fair. The music is sensational, full
of force and energy. In vain does
the jeering niob tempt the pilgrims
to forsake their purpose and to en
joy the pleasures of Vanity Fair.
In the midst of the tumult I'aithful
is stoned to death. The theme which
is descriptive of his ascent to the
Celestial City is higlih' emotional.
Christian journeys on until he
reaches the Delectable Mountains.
The beauty and tranquility of the
music is a relief after the horrors of
Vanity I’air. After a peaceful, joy
ous day, Christian lies down to rest
for the night, and part nine ends
impressively with the j)laintive call
of a bird.
THE MORAVIAN GIRLS
ENTER'I'AIN AT TEA
On Friday afternoon, the living-
room of Alice Clewell building was
Jie scene of another pretty tea when
tiie Moravian girls of the College
entertained the Moravian ministers
and their wives, and the Faculty
members who belong to this denom
ination. Although this group of
girls is much smaller in comparison
with the other denominations found
at Salem, this affair ))roved very
Miss Stipe was assisted in receiv
ing by Eleanor Shaffner, Flavella
Stockton, and Mary Pfohl. From
four until six o'clock, about sixty
guests enjoyed the hospitality of
these young women. Delicious sand
wiches and tea were served.
Tuesday, April 8 —
'S:30P. M. Tennis and Golf.
1:;J0 p. M.
5 :00 P. M.
U'ednesday, April 9 -
' 1 1 :00 A. M.
will give his last
;i:;50 P. M.
(iolf and Tennis.
1:;S0 P. M.
iMusic Hour. Dean
Shirley will con
tinue his interpre
tation 0 f “Pil
assisted by Mrs.
R i 1 1 a Garrison
Friday, April 1 1 —
-3;;i0 P. M.
1:30 P. M.
5:00 P. M.
(i:;50 P. M.
Y. W. C. A.
8:15 P. M.
of Miss Eloise
Chessom in Memo
2:15 P.M. Golf.
1:00 P. M.
MISS PRITCHARD HERE
Miss V'^irginia Pritchard, travel
ing secretarj- of the Student Volun-^
teer Movement, spoke in chapel
Thursday on the challenge of mi.s-
sions. The theme of her speech was
the need in the foreign fields of
Christian men and women of the
highest tyi)c. When the question
was asked in China, “Should th'^
Christians still send missionaries?
the answer was, “Send better mis
sionaries.” The church sends to the
mission fields Christian men and
women physically fit and mentally
alert, who have as their supreme
purpose the winning of the world for
Miss Pritchard told _of two such
missionaries — John Anderson in
China and Paul Harrison in Persia.
John Anderson had been in China
only two years when he was drowned
in atteni)>ting to cross a river, yd
this brief service has been the means
of bringing many missionaries to the
field and of converting many
SUM.MER SCHOOL TO BE
CONDUCTED THIS YEAR
Off-campus girls well remember
the sunnner school held here la.st
summer, and on-campus girls knoV
of it by hearsay; consequently,
will be interested to learn that the
classes in music will be conducted
again this year.
The program has been submitted
and approved, and Mr. Williai”
Breach, of this city, will have the
plans under his direction. I,ast year
many students and teachers cavac
from other cities in North Cardin'*
and from other states; this year
those in charge expect the personnel
to include a large number of Win'
The city feels that this experi
ment has been a happy one, and
ialcm is, of course, glad to lend her
Plans for High Scliool Week,-
which will be held at the University
.his week, are progressing rapidly-
The Statewide High School debates
will begin with 250 high schools and
1,000 debaters, approximately, par'
tici])ating. The query this year is-
“Resolved, That the Inter-Allied
War Debt Should be Cancelled-
The final debates will be held
Chapel Hill, April 10 and 11. I*"
will be the tenth annual debating?
contest of the North Carolina Hig^’
School Debate Union.—Exchange.
Daisy I-ee Glasgow, ’25 Rosa Caldwell, ’20
Lucy Lampkin, ’26 Mary Lee Mason, ’27
Eloise Willis, ’26 Frances Jarratt, ’27
A recent visitor stated, in one of her talks, that we measure things
not by failures but by successes. This is an encouraging view to take
and one we like to keep in mind when everything seems to be wrong.
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“We need more smiles and fewer grouches on the eami)us,” said one
girl the other day. That must have been before March 21; for grouches
and springtime on Salem’s campus just won’t go together. Nevertheless,
there’s a small sermon in those few words; perhaps we shall need it the
next rainy daj-.
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Each year Sophomores, in signing up for their major and minor sub
jeets, wonder just M-hat is the use and what, after all, will be the most
advisable thing for them to do. It is hard to realize just how much
depends upon this one decision. Often, in fact, so little importance
is attached to it that the easy courses are the ones which unthinking girls
select. It is when some girl reaches the end of her four years of training
only to find that she has spent many hours on subjects for which she
cared nothing, to the sacrifice of the knowledge she then desires and
needs, that she realizes that a valuable opportunity has been misused.
She is then fitted for a work for which she cares iittle and she knows
little of the work to w'hich she is attached.
Training for two years in any line of work makes an appreciable dif
ference, and, looking at it from this point of view, the choice of majors
and minors is an extremely important one—one worthy of serious thought.
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“Do you dream.''” are the words a prominent advertisement flings in
our face; and we begin to wonder. Day dreams occupy hours and hours
of time, especially when it is spring, and the campus is inviting, and the
sunshine takes away every thought of work. Day dreams are pleasant
means of passing the time, but if for once we imagined things that reallv
came true, how much nicer they would be; and if, in addition, we our
selves were the main struments in bringing them true, what still greater
joy we should find! In other words, while we are letting our imagination
run free, why not pretend things that we can accomplish, and then, hav
ing seen them in fancy, why not become active and see them in reality?
If we should imagine the ])ossible rather than the impossible, if we
could put in these springtime dreamy hours not only pleasant desires
but also active anticipation, ])erhaps we should find ourselves a pace or
two nearer the goal of success.
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rile conditions [in Washington] today are not due primarily to
politics, nor to conscious dishonesty, but to the fact that men, generally
well-intentioned, facing strange conditions, under unaccustomed pressure,
do not think straight. 'Phey do not think the ethics, the principles, and
the conventionalities of business thought,” said Bishop William Lawrence
in opening a campaign for a .$1,000,000 fund for Harvard College.
If, as Bishop I..awrence says, this statement is true, we immediately
ask ourselves just where the fault lies. Is it in the education of the
people, the education of the leaders, or in both? Is the fault with the
people or with the system? If witii human beings, then we should seek
a remedy and an immediate one; if with the system, we cannot, of course,
exceed the possibilities, but we can make the most of them.
Statistics show that the majority of leaders come from colleges, and.
this being true, college-bred people have a very definite responsibility
placed upon them. 'I'hey must teach not only themselves but their fol
lowers to think, and, what is equally as important, to think straight anti
Questions pertinent to ourselves invariably arise. What are we each
of us, doing along this line? Are we drifting with the stream or are wc
standing on our own ground? When we placidly accept the opinions of
others are we hindering or helping progress?
The process of thinking does not apply only to big things; it is just
as applicable to the small. It requires clear and quick thinking to uphold
principles, to defend friends, and to recognize right and wrong. Equally
as difficult as clear recognition of defects is the plan which shapes th'e
remedy. Straight thinking is required in practically everything we do
Are we allowing others to do our thinking while we lazily accept their
wise or erroneous opinions? It is, of course, well for us to be open to
conv'iction, but submission to opinions of others, accepted only because
of our own mental inertia presents a snare against which we should guard.