■ Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Volume II. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., OCTOBER 14, 1922. Number 20
FIRST BIG HOUSE MEETING
WAS TREiMENDOUS SUCCESS
IN WEDNESDAY Y. P. M.
Seniors, as Hostesses, Arrange Inter
esting Program—Talks by Miss
Stipe, Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler.
The first big House Meeting of the
year was held in the Recreation Room
of the Ciewell Memorial Building at
9:45 Wednesday night. Hitherto in
former years at Salem the Juniors
have bsen hostesses at the first Big
House Meeting. However, contrary to
the custom, this year the Seniors were
hostesses to the underclassmen and to
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler and Miss
'ihe iCintire resident student body
from Main Hall, Clewell Building and
Clew'ell Extension gathered in the
Recreation Room promptly at 9:45.
As Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler and Miss
Stipe entered, the orchsstra stiiick up
“Prexy Rondthaler” and everyone
rose, singing most enthusiastically.
Following this song Miss Josephine
Slialfner of the Senior class wamily
welcomed Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler,
Miss Stipe and both old and ne\/ girls.
The Seniors introduced Miss Stipe
with a very appropriate song. Miss
Stipe then spoke of the tour of inspec
tion wliich she, together with Dr. and
Mrs. Rondthaler had taken through
all the buildings. She commended
in particular the orderliness and
neatness which prevailed everywhere.
She then announced that the names
of those girls whose rooms are
kept in perfect order for two weeks
will appear in The Salemite and
that honorable mention will be given
those persons whose rooms are de-
sei’ving this distinction.
After Miss Stipe’s talk, twelve of
the Seniors dressed in costumes rep
resenting Salem girls from 1772 to the
present time came forth, one at a time,
and in clever little verses character
ized Salem of their day.
Other short talks were followed by
a song from the Seniors to Mrs. Rond
thaler, at the close of which she spoke
most enthusiastically of the tour oi
inspection. Mrs. Rondthaler declared
(Continued on page two)
Ihe Sophomores—so I am told—
Went shopping to the store.
And after viewing this and that.
Bought things to eat galore.
Theiy went upon the hill and built
A fire big and bright;
I'hen asked the Freshmen if they felt
Like dining out that night.
The Freshman did and so they left
i'heir dignity behind,
And though the hill was rather steep,
ihiy didn't seem to mind.
i'hey ate and ate and ate some more—
1 never saw the like,
ihey gobbled rolls and toasted bread
And “weinies” on a spike.
Then someone said, “I’ve had enough,
I think we ought to quit
Or we’ll be styled as pigs—a thing
We shouldn’t like a bit.”
Am.1 so they stopped and all tig'reetl
I'o sing- a song or two.
They sang and yelled and laughed aiui
The hours simply flew.
'Ih€ moon came up and winked his eye
He fairly shook with glee.
It did the poor, dear creaturc good
To see such gaiety.
He watched awhile and then he said,
“’Tis getting late, I lind”.
They all went home and left—how
Tlieir appetites behind.
THURSDAY MUSIC HOUR
WAS WELL ATTENDED
SENIOR CLASS ELECTS ADDI
There was a called meeting of the
Senior class recently for the purpose
of electing those officers who are not
strictly officers of the class, but rather
those involved in the art of graduat
ing—^the Poet, Historian, and Prophet
After mucli discussion it was agreed
that Miss Bessie Pfohl should
make an honjest effort to out-rival
Browning in writing an eulogy con
cerning the class of ’23. As the
chronicler of the historical escapades
of these thirty-seven members. Miss
Edith Hanes was chosen. And Miss
Elizabeth Connor was entrusted with
the pleasure of dipping into the future
to prophesy concerning these same
As Miss Carrie Floyd, the treasurer
of the cla.ss, did not return to resume
her heavy financial responsibilities.
Miss Shaffner, as president, asked for
nominations for her successor. Miss
Harriet Uzzle was unanimously
Miss Wel)b, of Music Department, Lec
tures on Harp.
The “Thursday Music Hours” for
1922 and ’23 were fittingly introduced
this year by a lecture about the
“harp” by Miss Susan Webb, illus
trated by four of her pupils.
There were three hai^ps on the stage,
each a different size. 'I'he smallest, an
Irish harp, is spkndid for the use of
children of the early school yeai's.
Miss Webb showed conclusively that it
is niulh easier for a child to leam to
play this instrument than the piano,
rhore is but one scale fingering for
the harp and but one chord fingering.
There are no black keys to bother
little fingers, but the pitch is changed
by tightening the strings. 'This
teachfis. the child the principle of pitch.
Tha next ha.rp in size be|,ongs to the
College but is just about right for the
home or church or ordinary use. Mliss
Webb spoke of the beauty of this in-
stmment in any home and the relative
expenses of a harp and piano. If one
takes into consideration the fact that
several years of tuition would be
saved, since it takes less time to be
come proficient in harp than in piano,
there would not be a great difference
between the cost of a harp like this
and medium-priced pianos.
The third and largest harp is the
most expensive and most beautiful of
the three. It has been purchased by
(Continued on pa^e three)
Evening Watch and S. U. S. Campaign
Introductd — Striking Combination
of Spiritual and Physical Develop
Wednesday, October the eleventh,
the eleven o'clock chapel service was
given over to the tliscussion of the
plans for the institution of evening
watch at Salem, and ihe S. U. S.
Miss Stipa first spoke. She said
uhat she thought that one need which
lias long been felt at Salem is that of
iuch a custom as the evening watch.
She told about the old Salem custom
01 morning and evening prayer
and how it has been misseil by those
u'wvustomed to it. Evenmg walih is to
i Lake the place in a sense of morning
: and evening prayer.
; Next, Miss Eliza Gaston Moore
i explained that this was a volun-
tai-y movement led by the Senior
>;iass, and that it is endorsed by tlie
.ollege organizations, the faculty and
liie administration. Miss Moore ex-
ij'ained the plan for the watch. Four
ivemngs of the week, Monday, Tues-
'iay, Vvedntsday and Thursday nights,
at 6:50, the girls of each wing of the
I .lew building and each floor of Mam
! liuilding and the college extension are
' CO meet in one room. The girls who
i live in tlie room are to be hostesses
and have the meeting in charge.
I Hymns are to be sung, verses from
the Bible read and prayer engaged in.
Ihe services are to last for fifteen
minutes. After a further discussion
of the need for such a custom Miss>
Moore asked for discussion from the
iioor. Girls from the different classes
gave their idea of the plan. All oi
cnem heartily endorsed it and each one
jaid that she herself felt the need for
such regular worship.
The next part of the chapel was
given over to a talk on good posture
by Mr. Horace Sebring of the local
if. Jl. C. A. Mr. Sebring had been
iisked to be present on this occasion
in the interest of the S. U S
campaign put on by the hygiene
class. He forcefully told the
necessity for good sitting and standing
positions and the value of these to ef-
liciency. Mr. Sebring had the audience
;t m him in a few simple exercises, the
purpose of which he explained. Every-
ona felt that she had gained personal
benefit Ironi this talk and we hope to
hear more from Mr. Sebring later.
COMING THURSDAY NEXT
TO SALEH MEMORIAL HALL
WALKING CLUB WELL
Get thin! Be beautiful! Woo health!
How mijch would you be tempted to
pay for a right-of-way to the above?
You can have it free.
Eveiy Saturday afternoon at four
o clock “Salemites” galore go in quest
of this very thing. They find it too—
after a few trips.
Last Saturday the members of the
Walking Club took their third walk
for this year. They started at the
usual hour and returned just in time
for supper. Fifty-eight girls went and
fifty-eight girls enjoyed it.
There is to be a picnic soon, accord-
mg to Mary Warren, for members
Percy Hemus in Mozart’s Opera
Coniique “The Impresario”
Headed by Percy Hemus, noted
American baritone, supported by a
ceiebiated American cast, William
wade liinshavv's coming production of
•uozait's Opera Comique, “'ihe Im
presario'' will make a distmctive artis
tic tnumph in tne currcnt musical
year. incidentally it is the second
i/i’ans-contineuLai tour of tne produc-
Lion, a coast-to-coast trip of some
Kvvcnty odd weeks having been sched
uled last season.
Ihe present tour promises to outdo
Jie former from tne standpoint of
popularity with the music loving pub-
.10, and also from the standpoint of
arnstic achievement. Mr. Hemus is
.iiore than repeating his brilliant suc
cess of last year, wnen in the leading
lOie of “Emanuel Schickaneder," he
unquestionably proved to exacting
criucs everyvvhere, that he is not only
u vocalist of recognized superiority,
out an actor of sterang wortn, and a
classic comedian as well. His inter-
pi'oiation is one of superb art. The
onure cast of ctiaracters, all of whom
iiave attained heights in vocal artis
"Emanuel Schickaneder” — Percy
“I'liillip,” his nephew — Francis
^ Mozart, the Composer—Thomas Mc-
“xviailam Hofer”—Hazel Hunting
•■Mile. Uhlic”—Lottice Howell.
Accompanist to Schickaneder —
ilie fact that the elaborate produc-
.ion has been staged under the per
sonal direction of William Wade llin-
saaw, noted New York artist-producer,
ior years a leading artist of the
.vietropolitan Opera and later i)resi-
aent and etticient head of the Society
01 American Singers, is in itself the
iinest commendation that can be made
of “The Impresario” as an artistic
iiie costuming and scenery to be
-.■mpioyed is brilliant in the extreme,
inis tioupe carries its own scenery
Lind all parts are taken in historic cos
tume, so that the salon elfect of tlie
ibth Century is reproduced in full
(^’rom New York Tribune)
The audience was kept tnroughout
m a ruiming_ stream of faughter, and
the dialogue made one
•vish that our so-called librettists
ijould have been there to see and hear
how a light opera book can be made
both humorous and intelligent.
FRESHMEN ..CHOOSE CLASS OF
FICERS—WISE AND CAREFUL
On Tuesday, October 10, the mem
bers of the Freshman class met to
elect their officers under the guidance
and help of Miss Eleanor Shaffner,
their sister class president. For pres
ident they chose Helen Phoebus; vice-
P^^®®^^6nt, Alpha Shanerj secretary,
^lizabeth Vaughn; and treasurer.
Freshman elections are always of
the greatest interest, and we feel that,
under tlie capable leadership of these
four girls, steady and earnest progress
will be made.