Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
Vol. Ill Winston-Salem, N. C., April 21, 1923. No. 41
WEDNESDAY CHAPEL SERVICE
Mrs. Thomas W. Bickett Brings In
On Wednesday morning Mrs. Thos-
W. Bickett, wife of the late Governor
Bickett, who is at present engaged in
the work of the Maternity and Infancy
Bureau of the North Carolina State
Board of Health, talked in chapel on
the three assets for the life of broader
service for which we are now fitting
In opening her talk Mrs. Bickett
said she felt like one who has passed
the noon time of life and is facing the
sunset, at the same time looking back j
toward the glory of the morning with
its glorious privileges and oppor-1
tunities. And so in this spirit of, per
haps not envy, but at least deep and
earnest interest in what we are going;
to gather, Mrs. Bickett pointed out the
three most worth while things for ai
life of true sei-vice in any field we
might choose to enter. These are,|
first, a strong, healthy body; second, i
clearness of mind to face present day!
problems ever with a view to human!
uplift; and third, a spirit that seeks j
guidance and help from above. With ^
such an equipment, so to speak, Mrs.
Bickett asks what may the woman of,
today not accomplish in a world in
which never before has there been
such a call for consecrated woman
hood. Even as the king’s son, picking
up the broken spear of the coward who i
fled in the face of the enemy, pushed
on to victory, so may we the king’s
daughters, trained in body, mind and
spirit go forth to success and service.
Mrs. Bickett stated that there was
no greater privilege than that of being
a mother, in training a child for Chris
tian love and service, for, she con
cluded, “In as much as ye have done it
unto the least of one of these, my
brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Meets and Elects Officers—Herndon
President for 1923-24.
On Monday, April 13, at 1:30, the
P’rench Club held its regular meeting
in the living room of the Alice Clewell
building. Several five-minute talks
were delivered by various members on
France’s contribution to the settlement
and organization of our nation.
At this meeting, the election of offi
cers for the year 1923-1924 took place.
The result was as follows:
A particularly interesting feature of
the program was a one-act play, which
was ably rendered by Flora Binder
and Hazel Stevenson. The pla,y por
trayed very cleverly a domestic con
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned after ttie playing of
FIFH QUESTIONS TO STUDENTS
By Dr. Marion Lawrence
Just as a diamond is tested for its
genuineness, so an education must be
put to an “acid test” for its sincerity.
The following fifty questions, called by
Dr. Lawrence his “acid test”, lead to a
right estimate of the things in life
which really count:
What is your real purpose in life?
How are you trying to fulfill this
purpose in the position you occupy
What is your idea of success ? of
What is your loftiest ambition in
Are you big enough to be interested
in other causes besides the one nearest
Can a self-centered person be effec
tive as a Christian worker?
Is there any value in self-denial for
a good cause?
Do you ever apologize for being a
Are you public spirited?
It is easier to criticize than con
When your plans fail, do you give
Do you make friends and know how
to keep them?
Do you look a person in the eye
when you talk to him?
Do you refrain from talking of,a
fault in others, which if it existed in
you, you would wish guarded with
Do you love children, and why?
Can you keep a secret?
Do you feel jealous when some one
else makes a greater success than
Do the conductor, elevator man,
washerwoman, and janitor get an idea
that your religion agrees with you?
Do you know the contagion of a
smile and when and where to give it?
When you enter a private home do
you look upon it as an opportunity to
radiate the spirit of Christ?
Do you recognize the sacredness of
Is the Bible God’s living message to
you ? Is it God’s love letter to you ?
Is your prayer life a comfort to
Do you count one in your local
church; or do you “let George do it”?
Can you pray for those you dislike
and those who dislike you?
Do you try to love everybody for
Can you be patient under criticism,
undesei"ved as well as deserved?
Do you rejoice when others get the
praise you deserve?
Do you see the good rather than the
bad in people?
Are you willing to confess when you
have done wrong?
Can you keep in good spirits when
your plans are thwarted?
Do you do systematic reading?
Do you make a practice of taking
Are you big, generous, loyal in a
Do you give up your plans for
Should you like to have a copy made
of your thoughts when some one steps
on your toe?
(Continued on page three)
Displays Much Ability in Varied
Miss Dorothy Kirk, of Atlanta, Ga.,
pupil of Miss Ruth Duncan, of the
music faculty of Salem College, gave
her graduating recital Monday even
ing in Memorial Hall. A large and
very enthusiastic audience greeted the
pianist. This was the second graduat
ing recital of the season. It was
given amidst a setting of ferns and
Miss Kirk played a varied and in
teresting program. The dainty “Pas
torale,” of Scarlatti, arranged by
Tausig, was the opening number. It
was played with precision and deli
cacy, serving as a fitting prelude to
the numbers which followed.
The bold opening chords of Schu-
man’s Novelties came next. This was
full of delightful contracts, the lovely
flowing melody of the slower move
ments ringing out beautifully under
Miss Kirk’s touch.
The second group began with the E
Minor Nocturne of Chopin, carefully
phrased. It included the Mazurka, of
Debussey and two numbers by Mc
The finale of the famous G Minor
Concerts of Mendelssohn was the
climax of the evening. It was bril
liant, and tuneful, and full of spark
ling arpeggios. Dean Shirley gave
excellent suport on the organ, his
playing lending the amount of color
Miss Kirk was assisted by Mr. How
ard Conrad, tenor. Mr. Conrad sang
two groups of songs in a most pleas
ing fashion. The accompaniments,
played by Miss Duncan, were most
WALLACE, THE MAGICIAN
Gives Entertainment in Memorial
On last Saturday night one of the
largest crowds we have had this year
in Memorial Hall gathered there to
witness the performance of Wallace,
the well-known North Carolina
magician and cartoonist. College and
Academy students, dignified faculty
members, and townspeople, boys and
girls spent a thrilling hour puzzling
over the question of where chickens
went, how the ring got in the’ closed
box, how the money came out of the
boy’s, mouth, and the rabbit and the
snake out of Mr. Higgins’ hat, or won
dering at the skill that evolved a por
trait of George Washington with a few
strokes of the crayon. This master
magician had with him over a thou
sand pounds of apparatus, one of the
largest equipments carried by an en
tertainer. We hope that this is only
the first of many visits he will pay at
College Press Association
At a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the North Carolina Colle
giate Press Association, held March
24, it was unanimously voted that the
Davenport Weekly Record be recom
mended for membership in the Asso
ciation. We are planning to send dele
gates to the convention, which will be
held at Queens College April 19-21.
As the Record has met the necessary
requirements of the Executive Com
mittee of the Association, it is hoped
we will be given membership.
MISS SHAFFNER ENTERTAINS
Occasion Delightful Supper Party.
One of the most enjoyable social
events of the Senior year was the
supper party given by Miss Josephine
Shaffner, the president of the class, on
last Saturday evening from five-
thirty until sevent-thirty o’clock. The
reception rooms, where cards and
dancing were enjoyed, were decorated
in the color motif of black and gold,
the class colors.
When all the guests had assembled,
they were ushered into the dining
room for supper. The table was over
laid with a lovely embroidered cover,
and the centerpiece was a basket of
yellow daisies surrounded by silver
candlesticks holding unshaded yellow
tapers. Bowls of the daisies were
placed around the room on the mantel
and buffet. Here a delicious buffet
supper was served to the guests—
Menu—Chicken salad. Tomato aspic.
Toasted cheese sandwiches. Raisin and
nut sandwiches. Hot rolls and butter.
Pickles, Iced tea. Ice cream. Cake and
tarts. Nuts, Mints.
Miss Shaffner was assisted in enter
taining by her mother, Mrs. C. F.
Shaffner, Miss Etta Shaffner, Mrs.
Holt Haywood, and little Misses Mary
Louise Haywood and Mary Louise
Sliewers, the latter of whom is the
The guests included, in addition to
the members of the Senior class. Dr.
and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler, Misses
Stipe, Albright, deBarritt, Leftwich,
Forman, and Mr. Heath of the
faculty; Mrs. E. T. Bahnson, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Shaffner, Mrs. Martin,
Mrs. Roberdt McCuiston, Misses
Marian Blair, Anna Pauline Shaffner,
Virginia Shaffner, and Mr. Will
Y. W. C. A. PRESENTS PICTURE
“The Doings of the Dollar”
On last Friday evening, at seven-
fifteen, in Memorial Hall, the Y. W.
C. A. presented the picture, “The Do
ings of the Dollar.” This was a na
tional picture, widely known, and has
been shown in the leading cities of the
United States. It gave a history of
the work of the Y. W. C. A. at home
and abroad, showing the purposes for
which the National Y. W. C. A. uses
its money, and statistics of the exten
sion of the association itself, its secre
taries, and many other workers. This
picture of five reels was most instruc
tive and educational, and the cabinet
is glad to be among those organiza
tions which have been fortunate in ob
An orchestra composed of Misses
Ella Aston, Agnes Pfohl, Mattie Bow
ling, Elizabeth Parker and Esther
Efird furnished the music accompany
ing this special picture.
V. P. I. is now considering a prop
osition to form a lake on their campus
that would be suitable for swimming
and boating. The proposed lake would
be formed by putting a dam above the
Agricultural Hall across what is
known as Strouble’s Creek. It would
have an area of about five acres and
would be ten feet deep in places. The
project was outlined by Prof. Begg of
V. P. I.