Motto—“Sail on, Salepi’’
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., DECEMBER 9, 1920.
PACK YOUB SALEM SPIRIT IN
YOUR SUIT CASE
Christmas is coming! That wonder
ful day of days when we’ll all be
gathered around our home fireside!
Father, mother, sisters, brothers will
all be there. It is the time We have
been looking forward to since Septem
ber. And we have racked our brains
s^nd ransacked the shops to find ac
ceptable gifts for them all at home
and planned delightful little surprises
for them. Yes, we’ll certainly see that
the folks at home have the best time
ever; if we don’t, it won’t be our fault.
This thought is all well and good
and a very worthy thought it is, but
has your Christmas thought gone be
yond the home fireside? Of course
you’ve remembered to buy a beautiful
china doll for Little Sister. But what
are you planning to do for the wash
woman’s pitiful littile daughter? Her
father is out of employment since the
mill closed down and with butter sell
ing at 70c a lb; coal at $17 a ton, and
potatoes high enough, she’ll surely
find an empty stocking hanging in the
chimney comer when she creeps out
of bed in the cold gray dawn, unless
you play Santa Claus to her. Did you
ever try it? Well, it’s lots of fun.
Some will say “Organized Chari
ties.” I dare say there is scarcely a
Salem girl who will go to a community
where there is not some needy family.
Organized charities do much for them
but they lack the personal touch.
Let’s each of us adopt a member of
some poor family and thereby help
make their Christmas a real period of
rejoicing and thanksgiving.
“Book-learning” is fine, but we
can’t work Trig or read Livy to the
folks back home. College does more
than that for us. So let's make the
folks back home sit up and say, “My,
a college education must be a wonder
ful thing. Mary Jones never saw after
the tenants on her pa’s place before.
Why, when she came home she brought
Little Willie a train of cars and the
cook’s little girl the prettiest doll,
ily, I wish you could have seen their
tyes shine when they found them.”
Co-operation is our watch word at
school. We don’t want to leave our
Salem spirit locked within the walls of
the college when we leave. Let’s make
jurs not a holiday spent entirely in
pursuit of our own pleasure, but share
our good things with those less fortu
nate than ourselves.
M. B. E., ’21.
THANKSGIVING IS “GONE BUT
I The thrilling excitement, thoughts
of the good time and the deep thank
ful spirit which pervades such a day
will remain with us for a long time.
However, the games d^ not occupy
the whoje of tjie day, ior it wm fit
tingly ^eg^un with the entire student
body attending morning services at
the Home church.
Ganies were called at 2:30. The
courts and side lines were decorated
in the respective class colors, present
ing a very pretty picture. To songs
and yells the teams proceeded to the
field; seniors leading, manfully mas-
coted by Jimmy Truelove, who with
his conservative black evening attire,
bright red hair, wore 21’s colors in
real life; next came the juniors with
little Lenora Swaim in purple and
white; then the sophomores with a dog
and finally the freshmen, with Jane
Kondthaler as mascot.
The playing was of the highest rank.
From the beginning the Seniors put
up a hard fight but were handicapped
by having to use new players and on
top of this had two members knocked
out. Perfect team work characterized
the playing of the juniors. . The
sophomores and freshmen played an
evenly matched game. In the cham
pionship contest between the juniors
and freshmen splendid playing was
displayed. Unfortunately the fresh
men had two good players knocked
out. However, this fact by no means
accounts for the ultimate victory of
the juniors—they could not “be beat”!
The final score was: juniors, 35;
At 6:30 students and faculty assem
bled in the dining-room for the annual
banquet. The room and tables were
appropriately decorated by the Art
Department under the direction of
Miss Beilis. A long table was placed
in the center of the room for the teams
with Dr. Rondthaler as host and
After the saying of grace by Bishop
Rondthaler the seniors gathered near
the orchestra and sang their songs to
Bishop, Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler, Miss
Stipe and their original class song.
The other classes following suit at in
tervals during the banquet.
Dr. Rondthaler was presented by
Miss Mildred Parrish, head of basket
ball, who in turn introduced the speak
ers of the evening: Miss Jackson, Mr.
Sebring, Dr. Pfohl(?), Miss Coble,
captain of the winning team; Miss
Harding, of the senior team; Misses
Shaffner and Holt, captains of the
sophomore and freshmen teams.
The varsity team was announced as
follows: Street, Harding, Parrish, Gill,
Matheson, Shaffner, Griffin, Alcocke,
Bissinger, and Russell. Each received
a minature basket ball with “Varsity”
engraved on it.
A number of telegrams were read
and the alumnae present made short
T- ^ -If
“Ring the bell on old Main Building,
Let the choral anthem rise:
Hail to Salem! Hail to Salem!
Shout her glory to the skies.”
The orchestra, directed by Miss
Webb, added greatly to the success of
the occasion. Following the banquet
dancing was enjoyed in the Gym,
which was decorated in the Salem
colors, yellow and white.
E. A. T., ’21.
On the evening of November 12th
the gym was the scene of one of the
most unusual, but at the same time,
most extremely enjoyable events in
this year’s social life at Salem. The
Academy display a hitherto unsus
pected amount of “rare talent” in pre
senting the U—C’em circus.
The varied and unique order of
events consisted chiefly of a number
of daring performances followed by
the cleverest of pranks by the highly
educated and well trained animals.
And last, but not least, the ridiculous
stunts of the clowns! All of those
mingled uproariously with the har
monious strains of the wonderful
Throughout the entire performance,
peal after peal of laughter went up
from the enthusiastic throng of spec
tators ,thus proving the very great
pleasure which the evening’s function
M. I .S., ’22.
programs, which have been varied and
interesting: An organ recital by Dean
Shirley, accompanied by Miss Beatty,
soprano; a lecture on “The Life of
Jenny Lend”, by Dean Shirley, with
songs to illustrate by Miss Beatty; a
lecture by Mr. Breach, superintendent
of music in the Winston schools; a
lecture by Prof- Paul Weaver of the
University of North Carolina on “Psy
chological Methods for Testing the In
dividual’s Musical Ability”; a lecture
on “The Lure of Music”, by Miss Yer-
rinton, with piano illustrations; lec
tures on Debussy and Ravel by Dean
The pupil recitals have been unusu
ally good and the variety of instru
ments has been quite noticeable. This
may be said to be a step in the de
velopment of music hour of “Salem."
A. T. A., ’22.
MUSIC HOUR IN MEMORIAL
The Thursday afternoon music hour
is one of wide-spread interest and in
fluence. The program is so arranged
that even the non-musical person is
able to appreciate and enjoy every
minute of the hour. It gives us much
pleasure to have such a number of
town people among the audience and
we are sure they have enjoyed the fall
BROADWAY SUCCESS, “LIGHT-
NIN’” IS COMING
Salem girls should especially wel
come the announcement that “Light-
nin’ ” will be given at the Auditorium
Wednesday and Thursday nights, Dec.
15th and 16th. The comedy has been
presented on Broadway for three years
and has made a sensational success.
Although Frank Bacon himself will
not appear, members of his original
cast will appear. “Lightnin’ ” is the
outstanding theatrical event of the
year at the Auditorium and every girl
ought to do.
E. A. T., ’21.
Carolina Music Clubs we’re for you
good and strong—^“Your pep! Your
pep! You’ve got it, we like it! Dog
gone it, you keep it! Your pep! Your