North Carolina Newspapers

Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Volume II.
Winstou-Salein, N. C., March 18, 1J)22.
No. 14
Hosts of Students Hear Messages
of Miss Lehman, Dr. Rond-
thaler and Seniors.
On Wednesday morning, March 15,
1922, each member cf the Class of ’22
appeared in chapel wearing a minia
ture class pennant with an ivy leaf on
her left shoulder. There was much
speculation as to the meaning of this
among the Freshmen, but the old stu
dent knew that the yearly ceremony
of ,ivy-and-tree-planting by the Sen
iors was at hand. Miss Gillespie an
nounced it for six o’clock Thursday,
March 16, 1922, and invited the Fa
culty and student body to be present.
It was an enthusiastic and expectant
group of spectors v.-lio awaited the
Seniors in front c.f Main Building. The
line, accompanied by the mascot. Mas
ter Agnew Bahnson, and the Mar
shals, appeared marching from the
North Door through the square and
to the Sisters’ House as the Seniors
sang their Marching Song.
As the line stopped before the Sis
ters’ House a door opened and there
appeared a perfect picture of old
Salem, a member of the Class of ’22
dressed in the gown af a girl of 1772.
After a very pretty speech she presen
ted the Senior Class President with
the ivy to be planted and introduced
Miss Lehman to the company. This
dear lover of Salem as a voice from
the past gave a most inspiring talk in
which she told the Seniors of the
charge that is soon to fall upon them
as graduates of Salem. *
Led by the class President and the
“girl of ’72” the Seniors then proced
ed to the new building at the comer
of which the ivey was planted. Dr.
Rondthaler, as representing the col
lege, was summoned to take under his
charge the young plant. In his usi/Ul
enthusiastic way, he addressed the
Seniors and expressed his joy that
they were putting the first ivy on the
first building of the “greater Salem.”
After this the Seniors again sang
their marching song as they led the
spectors to the back campus near the
gymnasium where the living memorial
of a tree, “which only God can make,”
was planted. As their song about the
“Green, young Freshmen, the bold,
bad Sophomores, the love-sick Juniors,
and the stately Seniors” was sung,
each Senior in turn threw a shovelful
of dirt in on the roots of the young
Again Dr. Rondthaler was called to
take the plant under his charge. He
expressed his great pleasure that the
Seniors had chosen this spot, practi
cally the central axis of the “greater
Salem,” for this memorial of their life
here. After other appropriate re
marks, Dr. Rondthaler retired and the
Seniors sang in conclusion the follow
ing song of original words and music:
As the springtime now is here
With one accord our thoughts are
To the campus we love so dear
And the days for which we yearned
For the last time in our college year.
Days may come and days may go,
But ever in our hearts will glow,
The memory of his day.
Oh, come and sing with us otlay
As we come to plant our tree.
For soon we’ll begin to stray
O’er paths that leads us far away.
Though our tree is very young,
Yet were all the others so,
As we plant it tc-day with love
Every Seniors heart will say
May you grow and grow and grow
Till your branches spread abroad
To call us back with one accord,
To the place we hold so dear.
One of the most delightful musica!
events of the year was the annual con
cert of the Salem College orchestra,
which was given in Memorial Hall on
Monday night, under the skillful
direction of Miss Susan A. Webb, a
special feature of the evening, was
the appearence of Miss Mildred Dil-
ling, harp soloist.. From the opening
selection by the orchestra, to the sing
ing of the Salem College song, every
number on the pro'gram was well and
enthusiastically received. The careful
training and musical directorship of
Miss Webb fere displayed in the play
ing of each member of the orchestra.
The skillful rendering of many compo
sitions which have proved difficult to
even professional orchestras brooight
forth sincere praise from the large
Through the efforts of Miss Webb,
Mildred Dilling, the leading harpisf of
America, appeared as the soloist of the
evening. Miss Dilling completely won
her audience, not only with her won
derful mastery of the oldest of instru
ments, but with her personal charm.
She was inthusiastically recalled after
each group, and was very gracious
with her encores which were some of
the things she had played for the Am
erican soldiers in France. The relat
ing of incidents relative to the com-
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The graduating piano recital of Mis«
Annie Thomas Archbell was given in
Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening
March fourteenth. She was assisted
by Mr. William Wright, violinist, with
his accompanist Miss Adelaide Wright,
of this city, and by Dean Shirley at
the organ.
Miss Archbell, who was especially
lovely in a velvet gown of turquoise
blue, carrying as a contrasting note
an armful of pink Russel roses, seem
ed to be at perfect ease as she ap
peared before the exceptionally en
thusiastic audience.
Her program throughout, displayed
real skill and splendid technique.
Mr. Wright too, reflected a great
amount of absolute talent in the ren
dition of each number of his carefully
selected program.
The ushers. Misses Mary Shepard
Parker, Isabel Spear, Ruth Crowell,
and Alice Rulfs, distributed programs
which read as follows:
Sarabande and Double-from Ballet
Op. 53 Moszkowski
Miss Archbell
Romance in F Beethoven
Largo Handel
Mr. Wright
Passepied Delibes
Shadow Dance MacDowell
Miss Archbell I
Viennese Popular Song (The Old Re
train) Kreislef
Chanson Iriste Tschaikowsky
Serenata Moszkowski
Mr. Wright
Concerto in D minor (First Movement)
Miss Archbell and Mr. Shirley
After the recital Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Crisp of Church street were at
home at an informal, but a very de
lightful reception to Miss Archbell
and the following: Mrs. M. T. Archbell
and Miss Nellie Mayo, of Washington,
N. C., Miss Ellen Yerrington, Doctor
Howard E. Rondthaler, Dean Shirley,
Misses Adelaide Wright, Ma^ Shep
ard Parker, Isabel Spear, Ruth Cro
well, Alice Rulfs, Elizabeth Gillespie,
Messers William Wright, Bates Allen
and Bill Pfohl.
My mother often tells of times.
When it was daily her delight—
Unless it rained—to roam the woods,
To try and find a prince or knight.
The girls in books she read did that.
Twas wonderful the luck they had.
Poor mother wore out lots of shoes.
But all she ever found was dad!
The Forum class of Salem College
held its second open meeting in the
Library from five until six o’clock on
Thursday afternoon, March 9. The
program was not limited to the treat
ment of one topic, but was quite vari
ed. Esteile McCanless acted as chair
man and introduced the speakers.
Nina Sue Gill was the first speaker
and presented two articles which have
appeared in recent issues of “The Cen
tury,’ entitled “Do Women Dress to
Please Men?” and “Legs.” The first
article is a lively debate between Alex
ander Black and Charlotte Perkins
Gilman. These two are friendly rivals
who persist in taking opposite points
of view on the subject. Mrs. Gilman
answers “Yes” emphatically, saying
that women do dress for ornamen
tation with the viltimate aim of gain
ing men’s approbation. Mr. Black re
plies with a firm “No,” stating in de
fence that women dress to please other
women and that dressing is satisfying
in itself to women. “Legs” is an in
formal and humorous discourse on tho
universal use of the word “legs" since
it has largely superceded the now
nearly obsolete word “limbs.”
Rosa James reviewed, “The Montli
in Wo’rld Affairs,” giving a general
survey of existent conditions in the
leading nations of the world, and like
wise the accomplishments of the Dis
armament Conference.
“Trailing Robin Hoods of Medicine”
by Glenn Frank, which appeared in
“The Century,” was discussed by Miss
Josephine Shaflner. In this article the
doctors are compared to Robin Hood
of old who took money from the rich
to give to the poor. Mr. Frank treats
this topic exhaustively, and sets forth
a plan for the improvement of the
situation in a proposed national health
Ruby Sapp talked on “The News
papers,” and traced the historical
background of the newspapers. She
discussed the tendency of the papers
to publish the purely sensational item.s
with little reference to fitness for pub
lication as is exemplified in the Ar-
buckle case in which many sordid de
tails were printed.
The last number on the program
was a discussion of the “Boll-Wevil
Era,” by Elizabeth Griffen. This arti
cle is one which appeared in a recent
issue of “The Atlantic Monthly,” bj
E. T. H. Shaffer. It is a comprehen
sive discussion of economic condition:;
in the south which have been so vital
ly affected by tiiis little insect. The
writer sees an era of prosperity com
ing close on the heels of the ravaging
Boll-Wevil, due to tho abolition of the
one-crop system, which has been tho
stumbling block in the way of the
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