Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Volume I. Winsloii-Salem, N. C., January 18, 1921 No. 4
An Affair of State
Bishop Rondthaler was the only
person of our immediate Salem Col
lege midst who was in Raleigh Wed
nesday for the inauguration of the
new governor, Cameron Morrison.
However, we can read about the hap
penings and imagine the rest. The
governor’s special train was met by a
vast crowd of loyally interested Tar
Heels. Their hearty welcome was
enlivened by music from three splen
did bands, Shiner’s Band from Char
lotte, Camp Bragg Band and R. O.
T. C. Band from State College—play
ing also for the inaugural parade.
The ceremonies were held in the
city auditorium. Senator Jim Delaney
of Mecklenburg, as general chairman
of the legislative inaugural commit
tee, had charge of the program and
presented each of the newly elected
and newly re-elected members of the
incoming administration for their
oaths. The oath was administered by
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Couit Platt D. Walker.
Applause and ovations were in
order, not alone for 'the new governor
but also for Governor Bickett, who
experienced a splendid demonstration
of the peoples’ esteem and love for
him as he rose to present Governor
Morrison. Lt. Gov. O. Max Gardner
also received his share of appreciation
The customary function was not
held because of its exclusiveness. In
stead a general reception to which
everyone was invited was held at the
mansion in the early evening, prior to
the inauguration ball, which was held
at the auditorium.
In his inaugural address Governor
Morrison stressed the following points:
Good roads, law enforcement, health,
and education—all indeed the basis of
the government and welfare of the
Ex-Govemor Bickett will continue
his residence in Raleigh, practising
law. This great executive leaves at
the capital of North Carolina a record
of merit. He rendered invaluable
service and will be remembered espe
cially for the following achievements:
The increase of more than 50 per cent
in teachers salaries, thus raising the
standard of education; revaluation of
land and taxes; bond issues for good
PLANTS HAVE FEELINGS
Do you believe this ? But of course
you never thought of it. India is a
country of magic, grotesque dreams
and mystery; so it does not seem
strange that one of her greatest
scientists, Dr. Jagadis Chardio Bose,
promulgates this theory and proves it.
Plants, like animals, grow tired, re
joices, despond. Prof. Bose has in
vented delicate machines and appara
tus for use in his experiments, illus
trating his belief that the transmission
of plant stimuli is fundamentally
similar to that of the nerve impulse in
animals. The carrot is a modest vege
table but it is one of the scientist’s
best friends. He straps it to a table,
pinches and ill-treats it and by means
of an electric battery and other instru
ments proves that it'registers pain.
Dr. Bose has an invention which
records the exact rhythm of a leaf’s
pulsation. A needle sets it down in
dots on a piece of smoked glass. When
given alcohol, the leaf becomes intox
icated; with carbon dioxide, it grows
ill, and the same is recorded on the
glass; it is poisoned and the pulse
ticks dolefully lower and lower till it
stops. Prof. Bose astonished science
with his inventions and theories and
you’ll have to admit it is very inter
esting. If you want to know more
about it consult any member of the
THE WAY OF THE MAID
It always took Mary an hour or more
To arrange her elaborate coiffure—
She must comb it and curl it, and fill
it with rats.
Oh! yes, of course, to be sure!
t'or a long dreary hour she’d patiently
For the sake of a gorgeous marcelle.
Of the horrors and agonies which she
Oh! no, Mary never would tell!
She’d pat it and smooth it and look
in the glass,
And did it look good? Well, you bet!
Then she’d put in a couple of spark
ling hair pins,
And cover it all with a net.
But now that’s all over and Mary has
She hasn’t a thought or a care;
No more marcelling and crimping and
For Mary has bobbed her hair.
GIRLS, SAVE YOUR PENNIES
Already, this year, Salem has been
honored with visits from several world
famous musicians. “But still they
The celebrity next in line is Merle
Alcock, contralto, who will appear in
Winston-Salem on March the third.
Surely everyone who has been reading
the musicale magazines this fall will
be delighted to hear this.
Alma Gluck is scheduled for April
the twelfth. You’ve heard her on
your Victrola, but don’t miss seeing
her and hearing the real, live, person.
“THE BIG COFFEE POT”
One of the Old Landmarks of Win
ston-Salem, N .C.
The following information concem-
mg the Big Coffee Pot was taken
from an article by John G. Young of
“This old coffee pot was erected in
Salem, N. C., about 1856 or 1857, and
has been in its present position since
“The purpose of the large coffee pot
was to advertise a roofing, tin and
stove business then conducted by Mr.
J. E. Mickey, at that place. The
height is seven feet, three inches; the
diameter at the top is 27 inches; the
diameter at the bottom 64 inches; and
the contents were estimated at 740%
MISS ALBRIGHT’S ACCIDENT
An accident can take quite a bit of
joy out of life and it really is awful
for ap automobile to hit you just at
the beginning of the Christmas season.
Now being run up against by an
automobile is exactly what Miss Mar
garet Albright had happen to her.
She was coming up from Faculty
House for breakfast, and rather than
be late she rushed through a line of
mule carts and right in front of an
automobile. Happily, Miss Albright
had presence of mind enough to catch
the bumper and was saved from a
very severe accident. We are all so
glad that she is here and apparently
all right is Miss Albright.
Ruth Parlier’s many friends were
deeply grierved by the news of her
recent bereavement in the death of
On Wednesday evening, January
the twelfth, Madame Ernestine Schu
mann-Heink, prima donna contralto,
appeared in the Auditorium Theatre of
Winston-Salem, under the auspices of
the Rotary Club and Salem College.
Her program was classical but
pleasing, being relieved here and
there by very human touches. No one
could have been more generous with
encores. The greatest praise we can
offer her is that she more than satis
fied the packed house by fulfilling all
the expectations they had cherished of
the greatest contralto.
Madame Schumann-Heink was as
sisted by Mr. George Morgan, bari
tone, who won the hearts of the
audience before the conclusion of his
The whole concert was inspiring and
enjoyed by a capacity audience.
ZIMBALIST APPEARS IN
Efrem Zimbalist, the violinist whom
we have heard about all of our lives,
played in Memorial Hall on Thursday
evening, January 6th. From the
moment he played the first note to the
conclusion of the last encore the
audience was held simply spellbound.
His playing revealed an unusual
artistic talent; each note carried its
Truly, the audience will hereafter
term Zimbalist the “unselfish artist”,
for he rendered encore untiringly.
Salem pronounces this concert one
of the best yet. It was thoroughly
enjoyed by every person who heard
Examinations now have come.
The saddest time of all.
For some will pass while all will not,
A.nd some will flunk and fall!
We study, study, study hard,
Each morning, night and noon,
Until we think we know it all—
Alas! We’ll prove (?) it soon.
And when “the day of reckoning
We shall not fear to lose—
Let no one think that we’re afraid
Though quaking in our shoes!
But when the marks are read, ah me!
Then that’s the time to fear,
I’ve flunked! I’ve flunked! I’ve flunked
But here’s to a better New Year.
I REPRESENT SALEM