The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, October 17, 1931, Image 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C„ SATURDAY, OCTOBER I 7. 1931. Glorified Housekeeping Is Popular Job for Girls DR. WOODHOUSE TALKS AT CHAPEL HOUR Gives Optimistic Outlook For Future Vocations What women can do and are do ing in the world today was dis cussed at Y. P. M. on Wednesday by Dr. Chase Going Woodhouse. She gave Salem girls a very optimistic outlook by proving tliat women do anything they want to if they are willing to struggle hard enough Dr. Woodhouse took lier example of vocation in which women were now engaged from observation of tjie daily papers: It seems that “glori fied housekeeping” is tlie job essen tial to the welfare of the country. Today, the number of Iiousekeepers is very large, but the number of household duties is smaller and easier than ever before because of modern aids. Therefore, in spare time women housekeepers are doing social service work for their town and state. Legislative and club work, done quite well by women, takes up the spare time of the house wife. Some women work for pay, but the majority are willing to work, not for pay, but for the welfare of others. As yet there is no outstanding American woman architect, but there are good openings for women ii csted in this line of work. According to Dr. Woodhouse, government service is advisable for young college graduates. There now 89,000 women employed by the federal government in scientific, egricultural, economic and statistical work. These positions are usually found in Washington, which, in ad dition to a paying job, offers gradu ate students two universities and good work hours which do not c flict with university hours. Many college graduates are educaitonal because of the travel (Continued on Page Three.) STUDENT BODY CHOOSES REPRESENTATIVES B. Hyde and Hutcherson to Head L R. S. Organization Saturday, October the tenth, elec- ions for I. R. S. and Student Coun- il vacancies were held. Officers elected for tlie council I'ere as follows: First Vice-Presi dent, Maria Bowen; Senior Repre sentatives, Corinne Jones and Edith Leake; Secretary, Louise Brinkley; Freshmen Representatives elected were Sarah Jetton, Mary Penn and Margaret Long. In the I. R. S. elections held Sat urday, Bebe Hyde was elected P: dent and Maude Hutcherson Vice- President. From the class elections Phyllis Noe, Elizabeth Grey, and Rebecea Kine were elected as Freshmen Rep resentatives. Zina Vologodsky, Geor gia Huntington and Edwina Snyder were chosen representatives of the Sopliomore Class. Junior elections have not been held. Senior Repre sentatives elected were, “Pat” Hold- erness, Martha Davis and Virginia Langley. Miss Kimel to Sing In State Contest Salem Student Will Sing Over W. P. T. F. at Raleigh on Monday, October 19 Miss Doris Kimel, Salem College senior, will represent Winston-Salem at the state audition of the Atwater Kent radio contest at Raleigh on Monday, October 19, 1931. The con test will take place at station W. P. T. F., Raleigh, from three to five Monday afternoon. Miss Kimel is a pupil of Ernest Leslie Schofield, head of the Salem College voice department. She re cently won first place with Louis Bianco, Italian tenor of Mount Airy, in auditions held under the auspices of the Thursday Morning Music Club at Memorial Hall, Salem Col lege, Winston-Salem, N. C. Of her singing the Winston-Salem Journal said the following: “Miss Kimel showed the result of thorough training which, added to a fine vo: produced a splendid impression those who heard her. Her mastery of technique was best demonstrated in Rossini’s “Una Voca Poea Fa. Her second selection also revealed deep emotional quality in her beau tiful lyric voice.” Girls from Greensboro College for Women and from Catawba College, will also sing at the state audi Salem is proud to be represented and should support Miss Kimel in every way possible. Membership Campaign Is Brought to Close Impressive Candlelight Cfere- mony for Installation The installation of new members of the Salem College Y. W. C. A. took place at the Vesper service in the college library on Sunday night, October 11, 1931. A prelude, “Song,” by MacDowell, which was played by Miss Wanna Mary Huggins, opened the service. Following this the Y. W. C. A. cab inet members sang the first stanza of the processional hymn, “Father of Lights,” outside of the library. All those attending Vespers joined in singing the remaining stanzas of the hymn, as the cabinet members, m ing white and carrying lighted dies, proceeded to the further end of the library and there formed a semicircle facing the audience. The library, lit only by candles, was a fitting place for the ceremony, and the fact that all girls wore white contributed to the atmosphere of the After the processional. Miss Eleanor Idol, President of the Salem College Y. W. C. A., led the as sembly in a responsive prayer of A violin solo, the melodious vement of the “Sonata in F” by Handel, was artistically played by Elizabeth McLaugherty. After Martha Davis, Vice-President of the Y. W. C. A. read the appropriate ipture passage, which was taken from the seventeenth chapter of John, tlie congregation joined in singing “Follow the Gleam.” In a few words Miss Idol inter preted the purpose of the Y. W. C. A. The Y. W. C. A. triangle stands for body, mind, and spirit. Mem ber of the Y. W. C. A. seek to more fully through a growing derstanding of God. “As new and old ‘Y’ girls light their candles, they should try to consecrate their lives to God and to live better for Him.” V/hile music was softly played and appropriate scripture passages were read. Miss Idol and Miss Davis lighted candles for the entire assem bly. The recessional hymn, “Lead on O King Eternal” concluded the impressive installation ceremony. Mr. H. E. Fries Talks of Conference Results Gives Inspiring Account of Salem’s Historical Conference An interesting and inspiring ac count of the Fourth Conference for Education in the South held just thirty years ago was given on Fri day, October 9, 1931, by one ol the most prominent delegates, Mr. H. E. Fries, to members of Education classes and friends. His talk was delivered in the Salem College Li brary, in which same room this fam ous conference itself was opened on April 18, 1901. Mr. Fries first described the great need for education which arose in the South just after the Civil War in the difficult days of reconstruction. Until this time education had not received the attention which it de served and there were hard prob lems to face in the work among white children, negroes, and Indians, the early nineties. Southern leaders were laboring earnestly in separate states to bring light to all people, but not until the spring of 1898 was there an alliance of these rebuilders of the old commonwealth. In this year and through 1900, conferences held at Capon Springs, West Virginia. At Salem in 1901, at the invitation of Winston-Salem and Dr. and Mrs. Clewell of the college, assembled the most notable body of educators e before gathered in North Caroli They came in trainloads from the North and South, all seeking to work together under the leadership of the splendid president, Robert Curtiis Ogden of New York, whose long labors in this office and as President of the Southern Education Board won him the love and gratitude of all Southerners. The battle cry of the conference became “a common school education for the children of all people,” and the meetings were given to practical planning for the accomplishment of the colossal task. Some of the de finite goals set were: (1) Increased revenue for educational purposes (2) More competent superintend ents; (3) Better salaries; (4) Better teaching methods; (5) Reorganized school districts; (6) Establishment of high schools. When the men and women from the North and South met through those days in the “Twi to learn to know each other and to discuss problems from their different points of view, the hour of oppor tunity had struck. From that hour the movement has continued with increasing momentum and ling definiteness of purpose, ■lasting and ever-widening will Folk Music in Art Music Is Composer’s Subject Registrar’s Office Announces Statistics Seventeel States and One Foreign Country Represented Interesting statistics concerning the enrollment for 1931-1932 have just been announced from the Regis- Office. The Student Body is composed of girls from seventeen states and from one foreign country, China, those states represented be ing north Carolina, Virginia, Ten- ;e. South Carolina, Maryland, Pennslyvania, Florida, Kentucky, Arkansas, Delaware, North Dakota, New York, West Virginia,New Jer sey, and Rhode Island. With the ptioin of North Caroli largest delegation comes from West Virginia. A tabulation of course enrollments i as follows: A. B. 65%. B. S. 11%. B. M. 17%. Business 5%. Special 2%. (Continued on Page Four) TAKERS OF PASSES As this is' the Down-Fall Issue (included iti the Fall Issue), of The Salemite, we make the following statement: The management of The Carolina Theatre announces with regret the takers of this week’s complimentary passes: Miss Sarah Graves of the Editorial Staff of The Sale mite, and Miss Mary Alice Beaman, of the Business Staff of The Salemite. The winners of these passes are chosen weekly according to their abil ity and work on The Salemite, but the afore mentioned girls received these passes because of their pitful state of “dead- brokeness.” Library Receives Many New Books Misses Fries, Vest, and Chil dren of Confederacy Are Donors Nearly two hundred books have recently been added to the Library collection through gifts made by faculty, students, alumnae and in terested friends. The following are the most important additions: From Miss Adelaide Fries a num ber of volumes in the fields of his tory, travel and fiction. Two sets of these reference books will be of particular interest to students of history. “The Great ' Events By Famous Historians” gives prehensive and readable account of the world’s history from 5867 B. C. to 1914 A. D., emphasizing the more important events. The whole is ar ranged chronologically with indices, bibliographies, chronologies a courses of reading on seperate tions, personages and sociological movements. “Great Events of the Great War” continues this work be ing a readable source of record of the world’s great war. It contains well chosen group of interesting and authoritative excerpts, which arranged chronologically from the causes of the war to the treaty and reconstruction. Especially interest- the military reports, from generals in command, on each bat tle and campaign. The music collection has been in creased through the gift of o num ber of books from Miss S. Vest. This group includes works on the study and teaching of music, musical forms, and biographies of musicians. Miss Vest has also presented the Library with a number of periodi cals which will be of value in the reference collection. The T. J. Brown Chapter Co. B. Children of the Confederacy con tributed a copy of Eckenrode’s “Jef ferson Davis.” Salem College ap preciates this and otlier volumes which the Children of the Confeder acy liave added to the collection on the South and North Carolinas. MR. LAMAR STRINGFIELD TALKS AT MUSIC HOUR Folk Music is Basis of All Art Music, He Says At the first Music Hour of the year, on Thursday, October 15, Mr. Lamar Strinffield began a series of three talks on Folk Music. Mr. Var- dell introduced Mr. Stringfield as one who has won national recogni tion both as a player on as a com poser, having been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in composition in 1928 which was a national and signal honor. Mr. Stringfield is now the new head of the Institute of Folk Music which was recently established at the University of North Caro lina. A representative audience of students, faculty and interested towns-people attended. Mr. Stringfield stated that he did not want to present something dry and formal, for, to be analogous to music, his talk must be interesting. Mr. Vardell took the first step in trying to make the hour less interest ing by neglecting to mention the fact that Mr. Stringfield would play some of Mr. Vardell’s own compo sitions, which are as interesting as, and comparable to, any composition n any form of literature. Mr. String field said that he was especially hap- r to be born in North Carolina and Mr. Vardell’s native state. The subject of Mr. Stringfield’s Ik was “Folk Music in Art Music.” An important point about Folk Music that it covers a wide field, and few people realize its meaning. It in cludes everything in the art form in playing and composition. The work which the Institute is undertaking is distinctly a very important pioneer work. He stressed an interest in folk lore and in what it can mean. The President of the National Fed eration is working in collaboration with the Chairman of American Music. The Institute has as its purposes three major ideas: 1. The selection (Continued on Page Three.) Evening Watch Services Prove Very Successful Miss Lilly Brings First Message The Evening Watch Services for this fall were started Thursday night, October first, by a very suc cessful meeting. The thirty-nine who were present were rewarded by a beautiful heart-to-heart talk with Miss Lilly on “The Value of Self.” It helped each student to realize that she is really worth much more than she thought. Eleanor Idol, President of the Y. W. C. A. led in prayer, and the pianist was Rachel Bray. On Wednesday night, October fourteenth. Miss Idol led the service. There was a large attendance both at this one and at the one on Friday night which was led by Miss Mar garet Johnson. Evening Watch, which is a vital phase of the “Y” work, will be held hereafter every Wednesday and Friday night at 10:15 P. M. in the campus living room. Everyone in the college is invited and urged to attend. There will be counsel and inspiration awaiting. The services for next week will be as follows: Wednesday — Song Service. Friday — Miss Sarah Horton, leader.