The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, January 09, 1935, Image 1
1935 1935 VOL. XV. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1935. Number 13. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTEST MADE BY MAY DAY COMM. $10 Offered For Best Stu dent-Written Pageant An announcement which it is hoped will be of much interest to students of the college and academy has recently been made by the May Day Committee to the effect that a prize of $10 is being offered for the best original May Day Pageant. The contest opened December 13 and will close February 15, an extension of nearly two weeks being granted since the first announcement. The rules of the contest are sim ple. They are as follows: 1. Any student in Salem College or Academy may enter. 2. Manuscripts may be written in ink or typewritten but they must be written on one side of the page only and the pages must be number ed. 3. The judge’s decision shall be considered as final. 4. The May Day Committee re serves the right to use the whole or a part of the winning pageant. 5. All pageants must be in the hands of the Judges by midnight, February 15. 6. The prize for the winning pageant shall be $10. The judges for the contest have been announced and are: Dr. Minnie J. Smith, Miss Elizabeth Lilly, and Miss Eloise Vaughn. Although the pageant may be (continued from pace tueee) I HCHANGE COUJMn" Converse: I wonder if the Converse girlsi and profs got what they asked for from Santa? Their Santa Claus letter* were printed in the Parley Voo and I noticed that they asked for: 1. All books. P. S. Don’t forget the dictionary. Dr. Myers. 2. A jar of cold cream and new net. 3. One timid, blue-eyed, curly haired young man prof asked for lots of good, bull experiments, and long pointless statistics for the girls’ education classes he teaches. One of Santa’s good boys: Little El- wood Hunter. 4. A diploma in a senior’s stock ing to make her feel safe. 5. The Seminole Indians for a history student; the Hugeunots for another; a few more week-ends thrown in. G. A brown horse to match green Jodphurs. 7. A girl asked for a tank, in ease of war. 8. The Hepburn grin. Signed — Expectantly — Madam President of Wild Thyme. 9. Bananas. Signed — The Des titute, Lois. 10. Extra room for people to throw coats in instead of over my bed anl desk, writes one girl. 11. Two bokos: “The Art of Composing Fine Letters” and “A Sure Cure for Absent Mindedness.” ■—Hopefully, Percy. 12. A trellis outside the balcony to train Iven to Climb on. 13. A bicycle for Parley Voo ad- collecting trips'. A bigger and better spoon to flip water in. Georgia: A five-day school week; no Satur day classes — is being petitioned for by the University undergraduates. Harvard: A new system has been instituted for attendance. Only Freshmen are compelled to attend classes and take mid-term exams. Minnesota: McLEAN REVIEWS BOSTON TRIP CONGRESS HOLDS OPENING SESSION JANUARY 3,1935 Roosevelt Speaks Before Joint Session On January 3, the 74th Congress of the United States convened at the nation’s capitol in Washington. Dubbed the “New Deal Congress” because the majority of its mem bers are adherents to the “N«w Deal,” the new Congress is expect ed to enact some of the most sen sational legislation in the history of the nation’s government during the next few weeks. President Eoosevelt’s address, de livered before a joint session of Con gress, made clear the fact that startling economic adjustments must be made in this country if the “New Deal” is to be acclaimed a success. Major factors of the president’s program for economic recovery which he asked Congress to enact were the abandonment of -the dole system of relief and work for every able-bodied individual out of a job. He also asked for old age and un employment insurance and the uni fication for all emergency public works into a new plan. As political Washington became alive again, social Washington be gan to sharpen pencils in order to make out new guest lists for social functions which will include names also found on the House and Senate roll. The blustering Huey, Louisiana’s dictator, had to leave his little king dom in order to be present in Con gress. It seems that he would be a “fish out of water” in Washing ton where he is just another Con gressman. A jail sentence of 6 days, or a fine of $10. is put on a co-ed caught wearing a fraternity pin at the uni versity. South Carolina: Whatta Man — Shakespeare: A Sophomore handed in the following answers on a quiz.: “Shakespeare was born in 1664 and died 1616. He was berried standing up in west minister Ebbey.” Only 100 of the students registered at the University of S. C. are from outside of the state. Queen’s Chicora College: The only fault everybody finds (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) PRESIDENTSTUDENT GOV ERNMENT REPORTS ON N.S.F. A. MEETING. Ebctracts From Addresses of Noted Speakers Miss Margaret McLean, President of the Student Self Government, spoke in chapel last Saturday and again at Dr. Rondthaler’s request in y. P. M. on Wednesday, concerning her trip to Boston where she repre sented Salem at the N. S. F. A. an nual conference from December 27, through January 31. Miss McLean’s charming address follows; “If you would spend five days meeting charming and delightfully curious people from all parts of the United States and with them discuss campus problems and college affairs until you are so tired you can scarce ly walk let alone think, and with them also, dance and talk, laugh, play bridge and eat ’til three and four o’clock in the morning, if you would get a perspective on student life everywhere and come to a chal lenging recognition of your own in significance in the great world of affairs, if you would hear splendid speakers make forceful, stirring speeches praising your youth and pleading with it to take advantage of its very youthfulness, if you would do all these things, go to the annual meeting of the National Stu dent Federation of America when it convenes next December 27th. “I left home Christmas night, ab solutely breaking my heart in twain by so doing. Indeed I’d like to im ply that my departure broke two or three other people’s hearts too, but I really don’t think anybody else even felt a twinge, I got off the train in Norfolk in the pouring rain and slushed about in it all day until 4:00 when the boat bearing the in appropriate name,“ Junetfa” heaved off from shore. Incidentally etta only two more meals before arriving in Boston 36 hours later. “N. S. F. A. which is the work able name of National Student Fed eration is quite well organized and the program of our five days was well worked out. I had been sent a copy of all tentative arrangements before I left home, besides railroad rates and schedules, and various dis cussion material and questionnaires to each individual that it ought getting in to as did the others, so we really started the business of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) SALEM ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK Huntington Represents Salem Georgia Huntington represented Salem at the National Students Federation of America Convention which was held in Washington, D. C. Mr. Campbell Attends Meeting Mr. Campbell attended the meet ing of the American Association of Science held in Boston during the holidays. Dean Vardell New Vice-President Dean Vardell made a talk in Y. P. M. about the Natoinal Asso ciation of Schools of Music, to which he has recently been elected vice-president for the Southern States. Salem Teacher Dies Miss Sally Vogler, life-long teacher at Salem, died at the age of 85, after an illness of 8 weeks. SALEM TWO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK Thorpe Bepreeents Salem N. S. F. A. Mary Katherine Thorpe as presi dent of the Student Self-Govern ment Association, represented Salem at the annual convention of the National Student Federation of America, held at New Orleans, Louisiana, from December 28 to December 31. New Badio For Music Students A victor combination, containing a radio and a Victrola which auto matically plays ten records success ively, was purchased by Mr. Scho field for the music department. Dining Boom Bepainted The college dining-room was re painted with funds left by the graduating class. Faculty Operetta The faculty presented that howl ing success, “Murder on the Styx.” MISSM.L.MICKEYISNEW FIELD SECRETARY Miss Preston’s Engagement Announced Miss Anna J. Preston has resigned her position as field secretary of the Alumnae Associations of Salem Col lege and Academy. During the holi days Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Preston an nounced the engagement of their daughter to Mr. Emil N. Schaffner, son of Henry Schaffner of this city. Miss Preston graduated from Salem College in 1932. She was very ac tive in camprfs affairs and in her senior year she waspresident of the Student Government Association and also May Queen. For the past two years she has been the travelling secretary for the Alumnae Associa tions of the College and Academy. The approximate territory that she covered, two or three times during her secretaryship, extends from New York to Miami, Florida, and from Eastern Tennessee to Northern Ala bama. Miss Preston visited nearly two hundred high schools—showing them moving pictures of campus life and telling them of Salem. She visited alumnae associations, organ izing new ones and reorganizing some of the older ones. She called on individual prospects who were in terested in Salem and helped some to decide on a curriculum. Regardless of her many duties. Miss Pre.ston always wont out of her way to relay messages that Salem girls had for their friends and par ents. Her headquarters were at Salem College and on an average she made three trips a week. Miss Pres ton is now at her home in Washing ton, D. C., where she will stay until February 9, the date of her mar riage to Mr. Schaffner. The couple will then make their home in Win ston-Salem. Miss Mary Louise Mickey is the successor of Miss Preston as field secretary. Miss Mickey graduated from Salem College with a B. A. de gree in 1933 and a B. Mus. in 1934. She was a very loyal and interested Salem student, being chairman of the May Day Committee in her sen ior year. She spent the past fall months in New York City where she held a secretarial position. The two main objects of her new position, as Miss Mickey sees them, are, to visit prospective Salem stu dents, telling them of the courses and to keep up with the alumnae. At the present time she is planning for an Alumnae Home Coming to be held on Founders Day, February 1 and on February 2. Representatives from every alumnae association are to attend. After the Home Coming Miss Mickey will travel—visiting high schools, attending alumnae meetings and conferences and calling on individual prospects. Miss Mickey is planning to print from time to time the itinerary that she is going to make so that students' and alum nae will know where she is travel ling, In this respect she would ap- (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) LOUISE BLUM WINS CONTEST SPONSORED BY PUBLICATIONS The two publications, the “Sale- mite” and “Sights and Insights” sponsored before Christmas an ad vertisement contest which closed De cember 15. Louise Blum was pro claimed the winner with $10 as the prize. The purpose of the contest was to create more interest among the Salem students for the city mer chants and to encourage them to pat ronize the advertisers. The con test is over but let’s co-operate one hundred per cent with our adver tisers. They are standing behind us —let’s show them that we appreciate their splendid spirit and are eager to prove our appreciation. DR. SYLVIA ALLEN GUEST SPEAKER IN WINSTON-SALEM Psychology Club of Salem College Among Sponsors Dr. Sylvia Allen, of Charlotte, well-known psychiatrist gave three lectures in Winston-Salem, January 8 and 9. These lectures were spon sored by five Winston-Salem organ izations: The €hild Study Clubs, City Parent-Teacher Associations, The Sorosis Book Club, The Young Women’s Christian Association, and the Psychology Club of Salem Col lege. They have made it possible for the public to hear them free of charge. They were as follows: Tuesday afternoon, January 8, at 3:30 in the Auditorium of Calvin H. Wiley School. Topic: “Adjust ment Problems in Children. Tuesday evening, January 8, 8:00 in the Recreation Room of Louisa Wilson Bitting Building at Salem College. Topic: “How Can Psy chiatry Progress?” Wednesday morning, January 9, 10:30 in Y. W. C. A. Building. Topic: “Adjustment Problems in Adults.” Dr. Allen’s lectures were of great interest and appealed to a wide va riety of persons. They were of value to parents and teachers and other persons interested in assisting young people to solve their prob lems and make adjustments. Her method of presentation enabled the general audience to understand her; her lectures were filled with prac tical suggestions. COMING EVENTS Thursday, January 10: Evening Watch at 10:00. Miss Riggan will speak. Sunday, January 13: Vespers at 6:30 in Alice Clewell Campus Living Room. Several “Y” Cabinet members will present the projects which the “Y” is undertaking this year. Monday, January 14: The Gordon String Quartet will bo in the Reynold’s Auditorium Monday night at 8:30. This is the second performance of the season that is sponsored by the Civic Music Association. MISS ULLY BRINGS MESSAGE TO NEW YEAR VESPERS Points Out ‘Resting Places’ The first Vesper Service of the New Year, on Sunday, January 6, was filled with encouragement and hope. The program was opened by a Prelude played by Miss Nancy Mc- Neely, followed by a hymn. Miss Jane Williams then read the Scrip ture and made a prayer. Following this “Fairest Lord Jesus” by Hil- dach was beautifully sung by Misa Mayme Porter. The address, by Miss Lilly, brought out several important facts. What can we believe int We can put our faith in the fact that “God is.’’And that Christ is the manifes tation of God. Man is created in the image of God—in that way he is able to aspire to ideals which other creatures do not realize. In closing. Miss Lilly answered the question, how can we know what things are valuable, by the Scripture found in Phillippians 4:8. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, what soever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.