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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C„ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1931
Real Circus Invades
Campus Saturday Night
Stee-Gee Circus Is
Clowns, Tight-Rope Walkers,
Monkeys, Cows, etc,. Add
The Stee-Gee Circus performed
on Saturday night, October 31.
the circus ground in the basement
of Alice Clewell jBuilding. This
circus is owned and operated by the
Stee-Gee Company, Inc., of Salem
College, and it brought a large group
of famous troupers.
The world famous Madam Fall-
forit did a daring tight rope walking
fete which has thrilled audiences
everywhere. The circus brought the
very wise Mr. Knowitall, who dis
played his ability in mindreading
with the aid of several volunteers
from the audience. Two trained
cows and two trained monkeys per
formed in a remarkable way.
One of the hits of the program
was an original skit given by a
of foreign players, coming to the
circus from Winston-Salem. This
had to do with the villian who was
about to foreclose the mortgage in
spite of the entreaties of the poverty-
stricken family and decides to marry
the lovely daughter. Then the real
lover comes in and saves the day.
This little play was quite well done
and a credit to the actors.
Besides the usual circus routine
there were numerous side-shows
which attracted much attention, and
of these, the Horror of all Horrors
proved to be the most popular de
spite its hair-raising appearance.
The humor of the evening \
supplied by two clowns.
Ringmaster and President Anna
Preston brought the showing
Alpha Iota Pi Holds
Its Regular Meeting
Lucretius is Discussed as
Philosopher and Theorist
Alpha Iota Pi, the Latin Club of
Salem College, met Tuesday ni
for its regular montlily meeting.
After the business was attended
to, the meeting- was given over to a
discussion of Titus Lucretius Carus,
one of the greatest, though least
known, Roman poets. Jerome in his
Chronua Kusebii mentioned the fact
that Lucretius was rendered insane
by a love potion and after writing
several books while insane killed
himself by his own hand. Donatus
happened to say that Virgil and Lu
cretius were born during the consul
ship of the same man. Cicero,
letter written in 34 B. C., said that
the poems of Lucretius show many
gleams of genius and art. Those three
writers are the only source of
formation concerning him.
His great didactic epic was
llerum Natura in which he dis
cussed the doctrine of atoms and tlie
void, and the theory that the soul is
material and does not survive
body. He gave an account of the
origin of the world, of life, and of
human society and concluded the
book with an account of the plague
Milton is akin more to Lucretius
perhaps, than to any other poet.
Paradise Lost is the truest analogue
to Lucretius’ poems.
The secrets of the power of the
poetry of Lucretius were his subtle
imagination and his incredible power
After refreshments had been
served, the meeting was adjourned.
Students’ Recital Held
At Thursday Music Hour
Large Audience Hears First
The first students’ recital of the
year was held Thursday, November
3, at 4:00 P. M. Performances by
truly skillful students were enjoyed
by a large audience.
First on the program was Mazurlea,
op. 33, No. 4 by Chopin—a clear,
bright piano solo by Miss Nell Cooke.
Next Miss Margaret Bagby, soprano,
sang Fareicell by Franz and The
Shepherdess by Schubert. Both of
these selections bad a soothing,
Andante Cantilena (From Concer
to in A) by Goltermann was played
on the cello by Miss Ruth Dickieson.
Miss Evelyn Pratt, pianist, gave
a beautiful interpretation of Grieg’
Nocturne, op. 54, No. 4.
Miss Mary B. Williams perfectly
presented Romance and Beau Soi
by Debussy, a modern composer.
Clair de Lune, another of De
bussy’s works—a delicate, my,
piece was artistically played by Miss
Elizabeth Willis, pianist'
The climax of the program
tlie difficult First Movement
Sonata in D by Corelli, played by
Mr. George Dickieson, violinist.
This Sonata, which had a vigorous
theme with many variations,
mastered by Mr. Dickieson.
Freshmen Fight Sophs
In Exciting Game
First Soccer Game of Season
In a hard fouglit soccer game
Monday afternoon the Freshmen
tied the Sophomores in a score of 0
In spite of the long kicks of
Susie Calder, Sophomore half-back,
and the fine dribbling of Stough on
the forward line, the Sophomores
were unable to pass the iron-held
goal which was guarded by Fresh
man Margaret Wall.
Freshmen showing the “go-get-
um” spirit were Louise Holleman,
half-back, who made several long
kicks, Margaret Wall, goal guard,
and Margaret Maxwell, who made
Sophomores showing the hard
fighting spirit were: Susie Calder,
goal guard; Marion Hadley, who
kept the Freshmen from scoring:
Elizabeth Leake, half back; and
Grace Polloek, inside linesman.
Most of the fighting kept to the
right side of the field. Numerous
goals were prevented by guards,
Hadley and Wall.
The line-up was:
G. Huntingdon M. Mcl-ean
M. Holleman C. Preston
G. Pollock M. Maxwell
A. Stough E. Tuttle
D. Abernethy E. Higgins
' R. Wing
E. Leake L. Holleman
S. Calder A. Carroll
JI. Wolfe - S. Jetton
M. O. Biles .... M. Irvin
A. Petree A. Vaughn
M. Hadlev M. Wall
Salem Represented at
Student Volunteer Meet
Williams, Lindsay, and John
son Attend Conference,
October 30 and 31
On P'riday, October 31, Mary B.
Williams, Sarah Linsday, and Mar
garet Johnson drove over to Greens
boro where they attended the Stu
dent Volunteer Conference, which
met at the Presbyterian church. At
the same time conferences were held
at Charlotte and at Raleigh. At
Greensboro there were delegates
from Salem, G. C. W., N. C. C. W.,
Guilford College, High Point Col
lege, and Bennet College, which is
for colored girls. The conference,
which was in session from 2:30 Fri
day afternoon to 12:00 Saturday
morning, centered around the topic,
“The Living Christ in the World of
Friday afternoon Mrs. Aggrey, the
wife of a deceased colored mission
ary-, told of her husband’s work in
Africa. She said that above all he
was a tireless worker. In some
towns while other people walked
the sidewalk, he was forced to walk
in the street with the beasts of bur
den. But he did not let this and
similar annoyances steer him from
his earnest purpose to bring Christ
to the people of Africa.
Dr. McNeill Poteat, a former
missionary to China who is now the
pastor of a Baptist church at Ral
eigh, also spoke Friday afternoon on
“The Divinity of Human Person
ality.” He stressed the thought
that it is God’s touch on a human
personality which makes the person
ality divine. Dr. Poteat, in his talk
Friday night, affirmed that Jesus
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Dr. Faith Gordon Discusses
‘‘Superstition and Personality’^
New Staff Members
M. Johnson and D. Heiden-
reich Are Appointed Asso
The Editor of The Salemite takes
pleasure in announcing the following
appointments to the Editorial Staff
of The Salernite:
Margaret Johnson ’33—Associate
Dorothy Heidenreich ’33—Asso-
Beatrice Hyde ’32—Feature Edi-
Susan Calder ’32—Feature Edi-
Marion Caldwell ’34 — Feature
Mildred W’olfe ’35—Local Editor.
Miriam Stevenson ’34—Intercol
Josephine Courtney ’33—Society
Isabella Hanson ’35 — Assistant
Mary Ollie Biles ’34—Sports Edi-
Reporters: Martha Binder, Phyl-
: Noe, Elizabeth Gray, Margaret
Long, Julia Meares, Elinor Phillips.
Contributors’ Club: Kathleen Ad-
ns, Mary Penn, Carrie Braxton,
Mary Drew Dalton.
WINNERS OF PASSES
The management of the
Carolina Theatre takes pleas
ure in announcing the winners
of this week’s complimentary
Miss Mary Absher of the
Editorial Staff of The Salemite
and Miss Martha Bothwell of
the Advertising Staff of The
The winners are chosen ac
cording to their ability and
work on The Salemite.
Rev. Gordon Spaugh
Discusses Finding Joy in Life
Through Our Ideals
On Sunday evening, November 2.
at the Y. W. C. A. Vesper Service,
Reverend Gordon Spaugh, assistant
pastor of the Home Moravian
Church, gave an inspiring talk
the subject, “Finding Joy in Life
Through Our Ideals.”
Miss Dolly Blair opened the pro
gram with a prelude, followed by
the hymn, “Day is Dying in the
West.” The scripture lesson
in the form of responsive reading,
led bv Miss Eleanor Idol, President
of the Y. W. C. A.
Mr. Spaugh’s talk was taken
from the well known story of the
Good Samaritan, found in the tenth
chapter of Luke. He explained
that there were three different ways
of robbing a person. The first
an unconscious borrowing of ideas
views. The second is of a sneaking
nature—that of slipping one’s hand
into another’s pocket and taking his
money or his watch. Finally, there
is the method of pointing a pistol at
a person and demanding his pos
sessions. This third kind of robbery
is shown in the parable, when the
traveler’s clothes are taken, and
is wounded and thrown into
ditch. 'The robber’s ideal \
Salem Girls Attend
Collegiate Hockey Meet
Salem Field Hockey Team
Downs Sweet Briair
About two hundred girls from
Sweet Briar, William and Mary,
Hollins, Harrisonburg, George
Washington University, Mary Bald
win and Salem College attended the
meeting of the American Field
Hockey Association held October
thirtieth and thirty-first at Harrison
Games played during the conven-
Washington Club vs. Mixed Team
from the other colleges.
Harrisonburg vs. William and
Hollins vs. Sweet Briar.
William and Mary vs. Mixed
Team from George Washington.
Hollins vr. Harrisonburg.
Salem vs. Mixed Team from Hol-
is and William and Mary.
Salem vs. Coaches of Mary Bald-
n and Sweet Briar.
The Salem line-up in the two
games played Friday afternoon and
Saturday morning was as follows:
C. Forward — Miss Atkinson.
R. Inside—Ann Meister.
L. Inside—Hazel Bradford.
R. Wing—Alice Stough.
L. Wing—Emily Mickey.
C. Halfback—“Shorty” Biles.
R. Half—Susan Calder.
I,. Half—Virginia Langlev.
R. Field—Jo Walker.
L. Field—“Nuby” Aitchson.
C. Guard—Margaret Wall.
In the Friday afternoon game.
Salem lost to the mixed team from
William and Mary and Hollins by
score of 2-0.
Saturday morning, Salem won
from a team of coaches from Mary
Baldwin and Sweet Briar by a score
This meeting was attended by
coaches, alumnae and players from
many Southern colleges. Next year
the meeting will probably be held at
Sweet Briar College, at Sweet Briar,
Is Y. P. M. Speaker
Wishbones, Black Cats, and
Ladders Show Modern
Dr. Faith Gordon, the newest
member of the faculty of Salem Col
lege, delivered a lecture on “Super
stition and Personality,” in expanded
chapel, Wednesday, November 4th.
Fortune telling of any sort has
appealed to every person from very
earliest times to the present day.
Everyone seems to believe in a pos
sibility of finding out about the fu
ture and to recognize a need to know
about oneself, and the goal toward
which one should strive. Out of
this belief superstition grew, and
even the most orthodox person is
forced to admit that superstition still
exists. Modern people convince
themselves that they cannot be fool
ed; but they are. They can not be
sure of what is true and what is not.
I'ormerly the witch doctors were
the sages of a race, and the common
^ people knew nothing. Nowadays,
comparatively the same relation exists
between the scientists and the public.
The wisdom of these scientists is far
above the heads of the multitude, but
people believe things in spite of the
fact that they do not understand them.
To find out about the future, one
must first face one’s own self. Each
person must find reality in regard
to her own character. Now that
women are important in the busi
ness world, the problem of fitting or
not fitting into one’s job becomes im
portant. Misfits in occupation, mar
riage, or any sort of relation where
one cannot act naturally sliould be
avoided. So clues and guidance
are essential. The firse clue is a
knowledge of oneself. Some people
Pierrettes Appear in
One of Tchekoff’s Russian
Plays to be Presented
The dramatic club, “The Pier
rettes,” will present tonight, for its
first production of the year, two one-
plays which were presented last
evening, Friday, November sixth, at
Clemmons by the Pierrette Players.
The plays are The Post-Script, a
comedy by Emile Augier, and A
Marriage Proposal, also a comedy,
by Anton Tchekoff.
^\e Post-Script is a delightful
satirical play. The action is con
fined principally to the dialogue of
two characters and the remarks are
of a sarcastic nature. The plot is
subtle and as a whole the presenta
tion should be well done.
A Marriage Proposal, a comedy
also, is written in a lighter strain
than the other play. The humor is
to the point, and the action in
places becomes decidedly bois
terous when frightful argument is
indulged in by the heroine and her
spirited suitor. Their quarrels are
'ery amusing and form the greater
portion of the plot.
Those taking parts in The Post
Script are: Misses Phyllis Noe,
Emily Mickey, and Lucy Gulick-
Rogers. Miss Beulah Mae Zachary
directed the play. The characters
A Marriage Proposal are: Misses
Emily Moore, Margaret'; McLean,
and Marietta Way. Miss Mary Vir
ginia Pendergraph directed this play.
Come and see the opening of the
Pierrette’s dramatic season. It
promises to be a huge success and
tie should miss it!