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VOL. XVIII. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1937. Number 3. Grace Sloan Overton To Spend Week at Salem ELECTRIC ICE BOX GIVEN TO PRACTICE HOUSE Lectures and Personal Inter views To Be Given WAS HERE LAST YEAR During the week of October 8-14, Mrs. Grace Sloan Overton will be at Salem College for the purpose of lec turing and conferring privately with the college girls. Mrs. Overton is already widely known about the cam pus, particularly among the last year’s student who had the privilege of attending her lecture series given in town through the Presbyterian Church for those who do not know her, it is a significant and sufficient recommendation to say that she is the only woman ever sent out by the Council of Federation of Church es, which has sent out men of the calibre of Hugh Black, Harry Emer son Fosdick, and Robert Speer. The presence of so rich a personality upon our campus has been made possible through the generosity of a friend of the college. In addition to lecturing each day in chapel, Mrs. Overton will hold less formal afternoon and evening meet ings, the exact time of which will be announced later. Also girls may make appointments through the dean’s office for private talks with Mrs. Overton. This is an opportunity that hardly needs to be enlarged upon. Mrs. Overton will announce her own subjects, but it can be guaran teed that they will be ones of vital interest and importance to col lege students. Sunday evening, Oc tober 10, at 8:00 o’clock there will be a community meeting with Mrs. Overton of the young people of all congregations of the town churches, in Memorial Hall. RED DEVIL’S COURT HELD LAST NIGHT Sophomores Initiate Freshmen PEGGY ROGERS AT LAST SUCCEEDS IN HANGING SKUNK Attributes Success to Three Square Meals A Day Affectionately dubbing her brand new cowhide decorated with a Salem, seal, “Skunk,” Peggy Bogers has caused a ripple of excitement in Al ice Clewell this week. From the day of his arrival, “Skunk” has been quite a problem. Friends and neigh bors have offered varied advice, none of which has helped Miss Rogers with her dicipline pToblem. She finds that “Skunk” w’ill not adhere to the recently painted wall even with the aid of the famous gummy’ tape. Twice in the past week Miss Rogers reports she has been awaken ed by a queer smothering sensation accompanied by an unusual odor, awakened to find that the prized cow-hide has fallen from its place above her head. Due to this, Miss Rogers became highly nervous, un able to sleep nights for fear of a reoccurrence of the dreaded acci dent. After each failing of ‘Skunk,’ Miss Rogers patiently renews the operation with “gummy” tape. She says: “I bet I’ve put that thing up a dozen times.” Late yes terday afternoon, due to nervous fa tigue, she committed her dreadful act — reduced to her lowest state of mind, she willfully hung ‘Skunk’ with picture wire from the molding. Miss Rogers says: “Never give up when there is something blocking your way to success, I attribute my success to perseverance and three square meals a day.” The rumor of sophomore meetings, secret plans, and the rousing pep meeting of last Saturday night have had the freshmen a little on edge for a week or so. But the Red Devil ’ Court, which took place Thurs day night, climaxed these events in more ways than one. The proceedings began around five o’clock when all freshmen were sum moned to the hockey field in order to practice their snake dance. At dinner, after all upper-classmen were seated, the “lowly ones” clad in green inarched in and spent a rather nervous half-hour eating with their enemies for the night — the sopho mores of course. After scrambling into sheets and still unaware of what might happen they were order ed down to the lower campus and seated on the steps leading from the gym. Above them, gathered around the flag pole, the sophomores stood wearing red suits and ferocious dev ils’ masks. Nancy Court, sophomore president and chief devil for the evening, pre sided. The j>er3ecution committee summoned each freshman before the fire to have her sentence pronounced. The day students were ordered to give a circus, two more a one syll able debate, and another group a Russian dance. Of course the usual unappetizing dishes were fed to sev eral unlucky “ghosts.” One who has a particular dislike for milk was forced to drink a bottle of it (after a baby bib had been tied around her neck), and a dish of macaroni was fed to another. After all “prisoners” had been duly punished court was adjourned and the Red Devils enjoyed Coca- colas and doughnuts furnished by the freshmen, who hurried back to the dormitory proud of being “old girls” at last. The greatest things in the world have been done by those who sys tematized their work, organized their time. Miss Katherine J. Hanes Is Donor The National Home Economics meeting was held in Kansas City during the summer. Outstanding Home Economics Clubs in the state were requested to send clippings from their club scrap book describing their activities during the past school year. Our club was called ujx)n for a report which we gladly forwarded. At last the secret is out. All last week Home Economics majors were in a state of excitement, especially the seniors. We had been told there was a pleasant surprise coming and that it had sojnething to do with the Home Management House. What wild guesses were made, but deep in our hearts we hoped that it might possible be an electric ice box. If you had sen the old one, you would understand why. It was the most needed article. Saturday night word got around that the surprise had come and was installed ready for in spection. We rushed to see the sur prise and, yes, it was a new electric ice box. After viewing the glories of the new one, we took a peek at the discarded one whicli looked for lorn. Besides the new one, the old one is a “ shrimp. ’ ’ The thanks for our new iX)ssession goes to Miss Katherine J. Hane who is the donor. She has given us many useful, lovely gifts in the past and we appreciate everything she has done for us. NEW BOOKS IN LIBRARY Give Unusual Opportunity To Salem Students PLANS FOR SIGHTS AND INSIGHTS COMPLETED 1938 Debut Before Blaster Virginia Lee, editor of “Sights and Insights” for 1938, has an nounced that plans for the annual have been completed the theme to be kept secret. The pictures for the annual will be placed on an entirely different basis from that of previous years. The senior pictures are to be taken about the middle of October; the picture of the other classes and the classes and the clubs immediately following them. The athletic groups will not be taken until later, prob ably in November. It is felt that this arrangement will ensure a fuller, more accurate group of pictures. The photographers are to be Dunbar and Daniel, of Raleigh. “Sights and Insights” will make her 1938 debut just before Easter. The Annual Staff: Virginia Lee Editor-In-Chief Evelyn McCarty .... Associate Editor Dorothy Wyatt .... Associate Editor Cramer Percival Literal Editor Elizabeth Trotman .. Literary Editor Among the recent accessions to the library there are other books besides just the latest novels we hear s much about. One of them is Partridge’s “Die tionary of Slang and Unconventional English” in which you can find definition of any slang phrase you ever heard and, no doubt, a few you haven’t heard. You probably know that “it licks me” in rarer but bet ter English means “it is beyond my comprehension,” but do you know that “a good hand at a dead lift’ means ‘ ‘ a person reliable in em ergency,” or that “a fifteen puz zle” means “confusion?” The lat ter has a story back of it which you will find in the dictionary. These are only a few mild samples of some of the funny expressions. Another interesting book is “A Mapbook of Eiiglish Literature,” by Briscoe, Sharp, and Barish. It will be very useful for reference when studying English “Lit.” There are such maps as “London 1400 to 1666,” “Great Britain up to 1660: Biographical” and “Great Britain up to 1660: Literary,” and all of the.se at later dates. One these maps is shown the points where certain events took place both biographical and literary. You will have already finished English “Lit.” Another book you’ll enjoy looking through is “Name This Child,” by Eric Partridge which tells you the meaning, history, and popularity of various Christian names. (All your friends are represented.) Then there is a book by Amy Loveman titled “I’m Looking For a Book,” which suggests books writ ten on a wide variety of subjects. One chapter, for instance, headed “Proletarian Novels” suggests Ers- kine Caldwell’s “Nobody Starves.” The other headings cover any type of book you may be loking for. “In 1936” by Eurich and Wilson will put you up to date or close to it in current happenings. It is divided into two parts “The National Scene” and “The International Scene,” giving you a concise and enjoyable bird’s eye view of 1936. The books mentioned are not all (Continued On Page Two) Edward Weeks To Be First On Lecture Series CHORAL ENSEMBLE TO HAVE PICNIC Songsters To Go On Hay Ride to Camp Hanes Saturday afternoon, October 2, the Salem Choral Ensemble is going to have an enjoyable outing in the form of a hayride to Camp Hanes, a Y. M. C. A. Camp near Winston- Salem. The songsters wil leave the college at two o’clock in a big truck. At the camp they will play several outdoor games, have a wiener roast, and return to the campus at seven o’clock. Everyone is anticipating a delightful time. RONDTHALERS ENTERTAIN Faculties Attend Annual Progressive Dinner On October the oth at 7:30 o’clock Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler will enter tain the faculties of Salem College and Salem Academy at a progre.ssive dinner. This annual dinner will be held at the President’s home on the Salem College campus is a social event of the school calendar which is awaited with great anticipation by the members of both faculties. Noted Editor to Speak Octo ber 11, in Memorial Hall LECTURE TICKETS IN- CLUDED IN BUDGET Edward Weeks, Editor-in-Chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press will ■speak in Memorial Hall on October 11, at 8:30 p. m. Mr. Weeks is an authority on books from the author’s, the editor’s, the reader’s and the salesman’s point of view. He re ceived his higher education at Cor nell, at Harvard, and at Trinity Col lege, Cambridge. He has been as- -sistant Editor of the Atlantic Monthly and now edits and writes the Atlantic “Bookshelf” for that magazine each month. His sub ject will be “A Review of Current Books. ’ ’ Mr. Weeks is the first speaker on the Lecture Series. The tickets for the lectures were included in the Budget and they will be distributed shortly. MRS. LINDSAY PATTER SON FIRST SPEAKER RESULTS OF THE WEEK-END GAMES The North Carolina Tar Heels and South Oarolin/i. Gamecocks fought to a 13-13 dead lock Saturday. Tom Burnette the triple threat back raced 13 yards behind a perfect in terference for a touchdown for North Carolina the first six minutes of play. A little later the Birds ev ened the count with a touchdown by Urban on a looping pass from Sni der into the end zone. The score was knotted at 6-6. Standouts in the South Carolina offen.«iive were Clary’s accurate long-distance passing and Dearth’s receiving and running. Wake Forest was trampled by Tennessee 32 to 0. Tennessee’s football forces overpowered the val iant but hopelessly out-classed Wake Forest eleven. Tennessee struck quickly in the opening minutes of the game and at the end of the first quarter had amassed 13 points. In comparison with the first quarter the last quarter was scoreless — both teams battling near midfield. Lafferty lead Davidson to victory over Erskine 27-6. Lafferty the bril liant wild cat quarterback was the whole attraction during the entire game. On almost every play he carried the ball and nearly every rush brought a substantial gain. Davidson’s Captain Bailey Williams put on a good point kicking show and made some extra points. The Blue Devils, of Duke hailed by critics as Coach Wade’s greatest team at West Durham ran over V. P. I. by a score of 25-0. Duke scored touchdowns in every period but not without opposition. Phil De Muro was the outstanding player for Duke, while Doxey, Dev lin, and Murray, stood out in the line play for V. P. I. This week-end Davidson is play ing Duke at Davidson. North Carolina State Vs. North Carolina University at Raleigh. V. M. I. Vs. William and Mary at Norfolk. Tennessee Univer.sity Vs. Virginia Poly at Knoxville. Will Be Guest Speaker At Wednesday Chapel Salem College will be fortunate to have Mrs. Lindsey Patterson of Winston-Salem for guest .speaker at expanded chapel, October the sixth. Her wide travels have included a trip to the coronation about which she will talk. Wo have had an in sight into her experiences through her articles in the “Winston-Salem Journal” and we eagerly await her coming. FLICKER FLASHES CAROUNA THEATRE Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ‘The Road Back” — Richard Crom well, Slim Summerville, Noah Beery. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ‘The Singing Marine” — another Dick Powell musical. STATE THEATRE Monday and Tuesday ‘The Orphan Boy” — An all-native cast. Wednesday and Thursday ‘The Woman I Love” — Paul Muni and Miriam Hopkins. FORSYTH THEATRE Monday and Tuesday ‘Personal Property” — with beau tiful Robert Taylor. Wednesday ‘Star for a Night” -— Claire Trevor HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Salemite wi.shes Happy Birth- day to the following girl having birthdays in October: Knth Hauser, 1st; Lena Morris, 1st; Muriel Brietz, 5th; ^Virginia Hollowell, 7th; Nell Keries, 7th; Anne Johnson, 10th; Lillian Lan- ning, 13 th; Sarah Harman, 10th; Blevins Vogler, Oth; Sarah Belle Linn, 9th; Sarah Belle Masten, 7th; Felicia Martin, 14th; Mary Thomas, 15th; Caroline Pfohl, 15th; Ada Lee Utley, 19th; Tillie Hines, 18th; Bet sy Fearing, 17th; Ro.salind Duncan, 20th; Sallie Emerson, 20th; Louise Clifton, 10th; Elizabeth Cloninger, 16th; Helen McArthur, 20th; Leila (Continued On Page Two)

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