Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. MARCH 24, 1923.
HAZEL STEPHENSON EDITOR
OF THE SALEMITE 1923-24
Cooper Chosen as Business ManaRer—
Staff and Incoming Seniors Choose
Leaders for College Publication.
On Thursday evening at a joint
meeting of ths Junior class and the
present Salemite staff the head offi
cers for the year 1923-24 were elected.
According to custom the nominations
were made by the staff, and for the
first time, they were presented to the
class for voting.
The nominees, Hazel Stephenson
and Marjorie Hunt, were announced
and a vote was taken with the result
that Stephenson was chosen.
Miss Stephenson is well fitted in ex
perience and ability to take over the
duties of this office. Since entering
Salem College she has been actively'
associated with the Salemite, holding
the offices of associate editor and
managing editor successively. She
has also served in the capacity of
editor of the publication of the Win
ston-Sulem High School. She has ex
ecutive, as well as literary ability, and
has won the respect and esteem of all
those with whom she has been asso
ciated. The Salemite is asssured of a
successful year under her leadership.
The nominees for business manager
were next taken up. After much dis
cussion Cooper was chosen for this re
sponsible position. She has an unusual
business ability and will, undoubtedly,
fill the position with credit to her class
and paper. She has served her ap
prenticeship on the business staff of
the college annual.
With such leaders as these at the
helm The Salemite will make much
progress in the coming year. They
will assume full responsibility on May
1st when the old officers retire. The
supporting staff’ is to be elected at a
“BACHELOR’S .REVERIES” PRE-
SE.NTED BY SENIORS
Mary C. Warren Well Received in
The “Bachelor’s Reveries”, present
ed by members of the Senior class in
the living room of Alice Clewell Build
ing on Tuesday night, was ample
proof of the talent and ingenuity pres
ent in the persons of those dignified be
ings who march into chapel every
morning in their black caps and gowns.
Miss Mary Cline Warren, well-known
in the annals of drJimatic Salem as in
imitable in masculine parts, was a
master in the title role as the bachelor.
Misses Margaret Whitaker, Julia Hair
ston, Raye Dawson, Mabel Chinnis,
Edith Hanes, Alice Rulfs, Rachel Jor
dan, Elizabeth Connor, Elizabeth Grif
fin, Mable Pollock, and Alice Lyerly
abiy supported Miss Warren, as Miss
Ruth Reeves read the story of the
various scenes occurring to the bach
elor as he dreamed. Misses Mattie
Bowling and Irma Heaton furnished
the necessary music to complete the
settings, and the appearance of the
Scniore in their lovely costumes, the
Soft lights, and the music combined in
making the large audience delighted
and pleased with the efforts of the
INTERESTING MEETING OF
MISS LUMPKIN, Y. W. C. A. SEC
RETARY, VISITS SALEM
Advises Cabinet and Addresses the
We were fortunate to have as our
visitor from March 17th to 20th, Miss
Katharine D. Lumpkin, from the
Southern Field Headquarters in At
lanta, Ga. She is a National Y. W.
C. A. student secretary, and, as she
has “had Salem on her list” for several
years and has visited us annually dur
ing that time, we feel that she is really
one of us and can help us greatly in
our Y”. W. C. A. progress through her
intimate knowledge of our own cam
Her visit could not have come at a
more opportune time; for now both the
outgoing and incoming cabinets could
take advantage of her meetings and
Most of Miss Lumpkin’s time was
spent in personal conferences with the
various departmental chairmen, advis
ing each as to the needs of her specific
department and as to the most effi
cient means of meeting those needs.
However, she was able to divide her
time so as to address the student body
as a whole Sunday night at Vespers
and Tuesday morning in chapel, stress
ing the real aim of the Y. W. C. A.
and its place on the campus.
Miss Lumpkin’s visit is one of the
mosts profitable and helpful we have
ever had and we all feel like starting
afresh in the work of OUK Y, W. C. A.
Students Discuss Ruhf Question
At the meeting of the History Club
Wednesday night, the questions of war
indemnities and of the invasion of the
Ruhr were considered. The discus
sions were entirely in the hands of
History students; and they showed
both a clear knowledge of the facts
and a wise analysis of the situation.
Miss Flora Binder reviewed the
causes for the occupation of the rich
Ruhr district by the French. France
gives as her chief reason the desire
for payment of the indemnity debt
which Germany is either unable or un
willing to pay. The result of tnis in
vasion was complete paralysis of in
dustry in the district, with the con
tinuance of which no peace is possible.
The attitude of other nations to such
action on the part of France was given
by_Mrs. Wenhold. In such a situation
it is hard for any nation to get an un
prejudiced view. The United States,
probably, the least concerned, is of the
official opinion that France is making
a mistake. However, it must be ad
mitted that France has a just cause
for her action—that she does not wish
the tevjitory, but the payment of the
c!('bt. At present some persons seem
to be rather in favor of France’s
action ;-ince the desired effect seems
about to be accomplished.
The events of the past few weeks
in the Ruhr, as given by Miss Mabel
Pollock, however, do not seem to point
to any clear cut solution of the mat
ter. The result of the killing of sev
eral French officials was a riot which
necessitated martial law in the region.
Suppression of newspapers and the de
portation of several families have also
occurred. After this the meeting was
thrown open for discussion.
5-ACT KEITH VAUDEVILLE
Benefit of Athletic Association—
Scored Decided Success. j
Evidently everyone was attracted by
the artistic posters in Main Hall and
Alice Clewell Building all last week.
The posters read like this: “Keith’s
Vaudeville. Five Big Acts for Only
LIlllAN WATKINS PRESIDENT
Y. W. C. A. FOR 1923-1924
Other Officers Also Elected
Cabinet Members Chosen.
- On Friday night, March 16th, the
ioc , Md underneath a dashing pic- regular service of the Y. W. C. A.
ture of a smiling, coquettish ballet gave place to a business meeting for
everyone must have the purpose of electing the officers of
been attiacted for every seat m the the Association for the year 1923-1924.
recreation rooin was occupied when As has lately become customary, those
0.30 came on Saturday night. The olo names already selected by the nomin-
u atfoim was curtained off like a reg- atmg committee were submitted to the
uJai stage, foot lights and a spot light association, and were then renominated
enwTi proper stap from the floor, other nominations being
effects. Miss Irma Heaton at the added if such were .desired. Those
r lano, and Miss Mattie Bowling with who were elected by the Association
tne violin, rendered an overture, con- were as follows-
f be- i President—Miss Lillian Watkins.
A popular songs, be- V.-President—Miss Marjorie Hunt
wi ® ! Seeretary-Miss Elizabeth WhSe
When the stage and the actors were
revealed everyone gasped and asked
herself, “Can they be Salem girls?
they act more like professionals
Treasurer—Miss Elizabeth Leight.
Undergraduate Representative —
Miss Blanche York.
Immediately following these elec-
Mabel''ch'^'^°*^R^ nev^nTretiring offil
Mabel Chmnis, Ruth Crowell, Mary eers met in order to choose the new
Warren, Adelaide Armfield, and all the cabinet members of the Association
others are girls I see every day.” That After much thought and consiSion
alone is enough to indicate that the had been given to this selection the
presentation of the different sports following girls were carefully chosen-
was a big success. Thev were renre- p L..
was a big success
sented as follows:
After the sports the placard read,
Lois and Chorus.” This chorus con-
sisted of Lois Crowell, leader, Hazel
Short, Babe” Robbins, Julia Staley
and Dorothy Dorough. They rendered
in a lively manner several popular
1 he third number on the program
was acrobatic stunts by Misses Ruth
Reeves and Joanna Matthews. Their
dare-devil tricks made everyone in the
audience grip the arms of their chair,
in fear. ■
Chairman of Program Department—
Miss P]leanor Shaffner.
Chairman of Publicity Department—
Miss Margaret Smith.
I Ch^rman Poster Department—Miss
I Chairman Music Department—Miss
Chairman Social Department—Miss
Chairman World Fellowship Depart-
ment--Miss Polly Wolff.
Chairman Social Service Depart
ment—Miss Elizabeth Parker.
Chairman Room Department—Miss
With this group of able officers and
cabinet members, the Y. W. C. A. an
ticipate a most successful and pros-
perous year for the Association. Miss
i Watfcms, the incoming preident, is in-
Ihese actresses show excep- deed capable, having held offices in
The flowers that bloom in the spring,
Are lovely, we all will dedar#,
But if covered with refuse and rubbish
they will lose
Their beauty, however fair.
—Salem Safety League.
tional talent. Before long we will
hear of them as headliners in the Hip
As the curtain was again drawn
aside the spot-light shone on Miss Ella
Aston’ who sang “Gipsy Trail” and
Waters of Minnetonka” in her usual
charming and gracious manner.
Everybody in this country has been
anxiously awaiting the first appear
ance of Senorita Spaghetti Margaretta
Harris of Naples. When new^ reached
us that she was to appear in the rec
reation room on Saturday night the
house was packed. Senorita Harris
wore a costume typical of her native
11 creton draped gown with
yellow trimmings, and an elaborate
head band of red velvet. The audience
was struck dumb when her lyric voice
softly pealed forth the notes of “The
rour Leaf Clover.” In her second act
Senorita Harris was assisted by Miss
Dorothy Dorough in a duet with banjo
and guitar accompaniment.
The best way to describe the whole
performance is to say it was a “howl
ing success.” Miss Una Lindsay, at
the ticket office, took in ten dollars
which will go to the Athletic Associa
Don’t miss “The Power Within”.
Place: Memorial Hall.
Time: Saturday night at 7:30.
rnany other of the various activities
V that of the
i. W. C. A. She is most worthy of
her honor and her success as a leader
IK quite assured. She has held posi
tions of responsibility in her class, and
in the student body organizations. For
two years she served on the student
council, and was a nominee for the
position of president. Her work on
the Y. W. C. A. cabinet makes her
peculuuly fit for her new position
Also, many others of the officers and
cabinet have likewise represented
ocher phases of college interests, and
aU are girls in whom the student body
places great assurance and confidence.
-..Monday night, March 19th, the Y.
W. C. A. cabinet gave a dinner party
in honor of Miss Katharine D. Lump
kin, visiting Y. W. C. A. student sec
retary Other guests of the evening
were Miss Stipe, Miss Forman, and
Miss Leftwich of the Advisory Board,
and the members of the new incoming
The color scheme of green and gold
was very effectively carried out in the
place cards and center-piece baskets of
:oTiquils and maiden-hair fern. Miss
Miss Lumpkin, the guest of honor,
was given a bouquet tied with Salem