Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Vol. Ill WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. APRIL 14, 1923. No. 40
IVY AND TREE PLANTING
The Seniors Carry on Traditional
The Seniors held their Ivy and Tree
Planting exercises March 28th. This
occasion is one which stands out plain
ly among the traditions of Salem. At
chapel service on the day when this
occasion is to take place the Seniors,
their sister class and marshals all ap
pear wearing a miniature pennant
made in the colors of the class and
bearing the class motto and numerals.
Numerous other friends of different
members of the class among the
faculty and students are also pre
sented with these pennants and wear
them during the day.
At 6:30 the student body, faculty
members, and friends of the class
gathered at the northv/est corner of
the Alice Clewell building. The
Seniors and their marshals appeared
marching through Salem Square and
singing the “Marching Song” of the
Seniors. “Honored in song and story,
fairest of queens to thee.” When they
had gathered in a semi-circle about
the spot where the ivy was to be
planted. Miss Josephine Shaffner ad
dressed the group as to the signifi
cance of the planting of the ivy and
Vifhat it means to the Seniors. After
this the ivy was planted by Miss
Shaffner, assisted by others of the
class officers, where, in after years, it
will grace the wall of the Alice Clewell
building. Dr. Rondthaler read a beau
tiful spring poem by Miss Lehman,
who instituted this custom years ago.
After this a song, “Here in the Lap of
Our Dear Alma Mater”, was sung by
The spectators w'ere then invited to
the lower campus to witness the
planting of the tree. The Seniors led
the processional, singing their march
ing song. Dr. Rondthaler addressed
the Seniors here, comparing the plant
ing of the tree with the planting of
the ivy. While the ivy spreads in
various directions, ever growing and
climbing, the tree grows more compact
and strong with the years, and so
should the class, as it is divided and
as it spreads its influence in all direc
tions, still remain united in purpose
Symbols of each class, each stage
through which the Seniors were passed
were first hung on the branches of the
tree during the singing of the song.
“Green Young Freshmen”, “Bold, Bad
Sophomores”, “Love Sick Juniors” and
“Stately Seniors.” These were, green
confetti (freshmen); horse (sopho
mores); string of pearls (juniors);
doll dressed as senior. These were
taken from the tree and covered with
dirt at the roots of the tree by the
Seniors. At the completion of this
Miss Shaft'ner spoke on the signifi
cance of the class tree.
The ceremony was concluded by the
singing of the “Alma Mater.”
The annual conference of the South
ern Inter-collegiate Association of
Student Government will be held April
17-20 at Westhampton College, Uni
versity of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
The object of the conference is to dis
cuss student government problems and
how they should be best met. Salem
is sending to the conference this year,
its old and new president of Student
Government, Elizabeth Zachary and
REGULAR MEETING HISTORY CLUB
Mr. Stockton Talks on Organization of
On Wednesday evening at seven-
fifteen in the living room of Alice
Clewell building the History Club held
its monthly meeting. The president of
the club. Miss Alice Lyerly, introduced
Professor Heath, tvho in turn intro
duced the speaker of the evening, Mr.
Richard Stockton. Mr. Heath called
our attention to the fact that in
“Helen’s Babies” a great delight and
treat was in watching the hands of a
watch go round. The infants loved to
watch the machinery of the watch,
even as we, says Professor Heath,
want always to get to the machinery
of politics. We, too, want to see the
wheels go round and tonight are more
than fortunate in our speaker, who has
consented to so entertain us for a
Mr. Stockton then introduced his
subject, “The Organization of the
Democratic Party.” He felt, he said,
like a man he once heard of who, upon
finding himself shipwrecked upon an
island and apparently quite alone,
went wandering about to investigate.
Suddenly on the other side of some
bushes he heard some voices and list
ening heard, “What in hell made you
play that cord?” “Thank God, I’m
Among Christians”, sighed the reliev
ed shipwrecked one. “Thank good
ness”, said Mr. Stockton, “I’m among
people who are so interested in
politics and the i-unning of their ow’n
government.” And then did he pro
ceed to enlighten the interested.
The national chairman of the Demo
cratic party, Mr. Hubb, a veritable
general manager, has this year de
vised a new scheme of finance. He
has organized one hundred thousand
who finance the whole party. Twenty
people in each community pay $5 each,
making a million in all, which has
greatly lessened the cares of the
party financially, said Mr. Stockton.
From here on Mr. Stockton limited
his field to Forsyth county in order
that the audience might obtain a com
plete understanding of the subject.
The county chairman for this year is
Mr. J. 11. Norwood, of Salisbury. In
each county there are thirteen town
ships, in each township twenty-four
precincts or wards. The chairman of
the county has the responsibility of the
primary as well as of the election. And
here indeed is the real fight, if there
be any, carried on. The men receiv
ing the highest votes in the primary
are the nominees for the Democratic
ticket. No man can be on the ticket
without a nomination in the primary.
And then every man must finance his
own campaign and must have a
It is then the further duty of the
county chairman to be sure that all
eligible voters are registered, as vot
ing without registering is impossible.
The books are closed usually about
twenty days before the election. This
then is how the election is won or lost.
If the chairman fails in making a full
registry the voters are not to be
counted on for elections. Even then
the chairman must go over his list and
consider how many of those registered
will probably have the ambition and
gumption to actually come out and
vote, thus determining the approxi
mate outcome of the election.
The real work of the chairman has
now arrived. He it is who must bring
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GRADUATING PIANO RECITAL
By Miss Harriet Uzzle.
Miss Harriet Uzzle, of Wilsons
Mills, gave her required graduating
recital in the piano diploma course on ‘
Friday evening, March 23, in Memorial
Miss Uzzle has been a serious
student of pianoforte for a number of:
years, spending the last three under i
the tutelage of Miss Ruth Duncan, of!
the Salem College piano department. ]
The program was of a high order of
merit, with many commendatory fea- |
tures. Miss Uzzle displayed excellent!
technique in every phase, and a |
peculiar sensitiveness to artistic sin-1
cerity and proportion in her interpre- ]
The slow, first movement from the
“Moonlight” sonata of Beethoven
showed fine feeling, which at no time
degenerated into sentimentality, and
its effect was further enhanced by the
sonorous Brahms “Rhapsody”, which
The Sinding “Caprice in c minor”
was delightfully played, while the
“Valse Romantique” of Debussy, with
Lannting and tantalizing romances,
proved a fascinating contrast to it,
and also to the ancient Irish “Tune
from County Derry”, arranged by
Percy Grainger, with which Miss
Uzzle seemed to be in particular
sympathy as to its poetic values. The
difficult Chopin “Revolutionary” etude
brought this group to a brilliant close.
The Schubert-Liszt concerto fas-
tasia on “Der Wanderer”, for which
Dean H. A. Shirley filled in the or
chestral accompaniment on the organ,
was an interesting climax to the
Mr. George H. Transou, tenor, as
sisted Miss Uzzle. Mr. Transou has a
true lyric tenor voice of very pleasing
quality. He sang the aria from
“Elijah” with much breadth and sin
cerity, and later contributed three
lighter songs, admirably suited to his
voice, and attractively grouped.
Miss Lucy Logan Desha, head of the
Voice Department of Salem, accom
panied Mr. Transou in a very artistic
and satisfactory manner.
The program follows:
Beethoven—First Movement Sonata
Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
Brahms—Rhapsody in G minor
Mendelssohn—Aria from Elijah—“If
With All Your Hearts”
Sinding—Caprice in C minor
Granger—Tune from County Derry
Chopin—Etude Op. 10, No. 12 (Rev
Clay—I’ll Sing Thee Songs of Araby
O’Hara—^“Give a Man a Horse He
Schubert-Liszt — Concerto, “Der-
Wander” Fantasia Adagio, Allegro
Miss Uzzle and Dean Shirley
Notice to Sophomores: Cards record
ing choice of major and minor sub
jects for Junior and Senior year may
be obtained from the Registrar’s
This week Dean Shirley is begin
ning his extra practise for commence
ment both with the chorus and orches
tra. Frederic Cowen’s “Rose Maiden”
w'ill be given for the grand concert.
FIFTH ANNUAL CONCERT
Miss Susan Webb Directs Splendid
Nineteen hundred and twenty-three
marks the fifth anniversary of the
formation of the Salem College Or
chestra. Since Miss Susan Webb,
head of the violin department, organ
ized such a group in nineteen eighteen,
each year has been marked by pro
gressive changes. Not only has the
personnel increased, but also the
quality of work has steadily improved.
The present orchestra numbers
about twenty-five and inclutles the best
musicians of the College, Academy,
and community. The program pre
sented on Monday night, April the
ninth, in Memorial Hall, was pleasing
in all resspects.
March “Sagamore” Goldman
“A Bit of Syncopation” Goldman
Waltz, “On the Beautiful Blue
Harp Solo, f’antasie on
Miss Ruth Pfohl
Spanish Dance Moszkowski
“Where Roses Bloom” Old Melody
Cradle Song Brahms
Gavotte Louis 13
Evening Sounds Kriens
Concerto for Piano, 1st Move
ment - Saint-Saens
Miss Elizabeth Gillespie
Ballet Egyptian Luiguie
Allegro non troppo
Andante expressivo-Final. presto.
The waltz, “On the Beautiful Blue
Danube”, and Moskowski’s “Spanish
Dance” were especially delightful.
The harp music throughout was
quite beautiful, both with the orches
tra and in solo parts.
The personnel of the orchestra is as
First Violin—Miss Agnes Pfohl,
Miss Laura Howell, Miss Esther
Efird, Miss Elizabeth Parker, Miss
Mary Pfohl, Miss Alice Keeney, Miss
Mattie Bowling, Mr. Archibald Spaugh.
Second Violin—Miss Isabel Wen-
hold. Miss Lydia Yingling, Miss Mar
garet Holbrook, Mr. Edward Mickey,
Jr., Mr. J. J. Gentry, Jr.
Viola—Miss Bessie Pfohl.
Violincello—Master Kenneth Pfohl,
Harp—Miss Eleanor Shaffner.
Piano—Miss Elizabeth Gillespie.
Flute and Oboe—Mr. Edward Rond
Clarinet—Mr. Edwin Stockton.
Trumpet—Mr. Henry Pfohl.
Trumpet—Mr. Henry Pfohl.
Coronet—Mr. Charles Moester.
Trombone—Mr. Robert Ormsby.
Triangle—Miss Elizabeth Rond
Tambourine—Miss Eleanor Shaffner.
Tympani—Miss Ruth Rodgers.
Drum—Mr. James Piatt.
The French Club will hold its reg
ular meeting Monday, April 16 at 1:30
in the Living Room of the Alice
Clewell Building. The program will
consist of several five-minute talks on
France’s contribution to the settlement
and organization of America. A
short one-act play w’ill also be given.