Motto: “SAIL ON, SALEM”
Vol. IV Winston-Salem, N. C., October 6, 1923 No. IV
Published Weekly by the Student Body of Salem College.
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler Guests atr
First Big House Meeting
On Wednesday night at 10 o’clock
all the college girls gathered in the
Recreation Room for a house meeting.
At the beginning of every year it is
the custom to invite Dr. and Mrs.
Rondthaler to one of the house meet
ings. As they came into the room
everyone greeted them with the
familiar “Prexy Rondthaler”, after
which the Seniors sang to Miss Stipe.
The regular meeting opened with a
short talk by Miss Stipe. She urged
the encouragement of an optimistic
spirit and co-operative work for the
betterment of the school as a whole.
After Miss Stipe’s talk there were
several announcements. Miss Lillian
Watkins, president of the Y. W. C. A.,
announced that Evening Watch is to
be resumed this year, and will be held
at 10:20 p.m. instead of 7:00, as it
was last year. Several old girls saic.
a few words about what Evening
Watch has meant to them and how
glad they will be when it starts again.
Miss Marjorie Hunt made an an
nouncement concerning I. R. S. (1
Represent Salem) and asked that a
chairman for this organization be
elected. Miss Marion Cooper was
chosen to fill this place.
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler had in
spected every room Wednesday at
noon and that night complimented the
owners very highly. The rooms were
indeed lovely, they said, and were the
true expression of individual per-
Miss Stipe said she had talked to
all the girls and had heard not one
say that she didn’t like Salem; so she
said she wanted to give them an op
portunity to tell why they like it. A
number of girls responded—some in
poetry and some in prose, but each
expressed a sincere love for her Alma
When the business part of the meet
ing was over the Seniors gave an at
tractive little play, in which a fat girl
was made thin, and a thin girl fat by
giving each a dose of “Salem Spirit.”
Then Elizabeth Stroud, dressed as a
country girl, recited “Jemima”, in a
most entertaining manner. So humor
ous was the monologue that the entire
audience was convulsed with laughter.
The first big House Meeting of the
year closed with the favorite song,
Registrar’s Office Submits Interesting
Figures in Regard to Registration.
According to the latest report from
the Registrar’s office Salem is begin
ning its hundred and fifty-second year
with a larger enrollment than for
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JUNIOR CLASS HOLDS COUNTY
“Hot dogs! Ice cream! Pop corn!”
According to the announcement of
numerous posters, the Junior class
held a real “County Fair” in the rec
reation room of Alice Clewell Building
last Saturday evening. Few of the
bright colors and loud noises—tuneful
and otherwise—which are common to
this form of amusement, were lacking.
The midway with its various freaks
was, at first, the center of attraction.
Each visitor felt very much enlight
ened after she had viewed the “Belle
of Salem College” with her flowing
dress of red, and her redder cheeks
and nose. Then there was the moving
picture show which was a marvel in
its line; while the “wild woman” with
her indescribably blood-curdling ac
tions does not have an equal any
By the time that the visits to the
shows had been completed, the calls of
the gaily dressed booth-keepers could
no longer be disregarded, and the sales
of hot weiners, sandwiches, orange
crush, pop com, and ice cream were
soon progressing rapidly.
At the same time, tickets to the
dance floor, where black musicians in
white trousers and red or green coals
held sway, were being sold. Here
under the rose-shaded lights, dancing
continued until the close of the “Coun
FIRST MUSIC HOUR
On Thursday, Oct. 4th at 3:45, the
Music Department of Salem College
gave its first Music Hour for the year
1923-24. On this occasion. Miss Nanna
Johnson, Soprano, presented a de
lightful program of vocal numbers.
She was assisted by Mrs. C. H. Se-
bring, as accompanist.
In 1921, Miss Johnson graduated in
voice from Salem College. Since that
time she has been continuing her
study in New York under Nevada Van
Dean Vardell made a few interest
ing comments concerning the various
composers. The program, which was
artistically rendered by Miss Johnson,
was as follows:
A Des Oiseaux—Georges Hue.
Shepard, Thy Demeanor Vary—
Thomas Brown. Arranged by H. Lane
Air—Charmont Oiseau from “La
Perle du Bresil”—Felicien David.
Wings of Night—Wintter Watts.
Fanchonette—Kathleen Blair Clarke.
A Memory—Rudolph Ganz.
Dreamin Time—Lily Strickland.
Sunlight Waltz—Harriet Ware.
WEDNESDAY CHAPEL SERVICE
Discussion of College Newspaper and
Wednesday chapel hour this week
was devoted to a discussion of two of
the leading organizations of the stu
dent body of Salem College—the
weekly newspaper, and the college
Hazel Stephenson, in a brief talk,
rehearsed the history of the paper
from the beginning, three years ago,
under the leadership of Miss Mildred
deBarritt, head of the Department of
English; and carefully explained the
management, both business and edi
torial. Several new departments have
recently been added—among them, the
Current History Column, with Miriam
Brietz as editor; the Art Department,
in charge of Margaret Marshall; the
Circulation Department, under Con
stance Allen; and an Open Forum
column, to be used for the expression
of general student opinion. At pres
ent, the editorial staff consists of five
Seniors, including the Editor in-Chief;
four Juniors, including the Managing
Editor; three Sophomores; and a re;
porters’ club of six members, two from
each of the lower classes. The busi
ness staff includes a Business Man
ager, an assistant, and a Circulation
“Co-operation”, Miss Stephenson
urged, “is essential to the success of
any newspaper and there are various
ways in which a student may contri
bute to the upbuilding of her own
college weekly—^notably, by turning
in jokes heard on the campus and in
the class room,'and by writing for the
Open Forum Column her opinion of
things pertaining to life at Salem.
The Salemite has been, for several
years, a member of the Southern In
ter-collegiate Press Association, and
the general opinion is that it is an A1
newspaper in an A-cIass college.
The plans and problems of the An
nual were presented by Jane Noble,
Editor-in-Chief, and Mr. Higgins,
Faculty Adviser. The staff began last
May the task of designing this year's
Annual and the photographer is al
ready here, taking pictures of the
campus and buildings, as well as
various class groups and individuals.
Co-operation, in this respect also, is
the keynote of accomplishment, and
being present for pictures is one of
the many ways in which each girl may
express her interest. Last year’s An
nual compared favorably with other
annuals published by schools through
out the country and to maintain that
same high standard is the purpose of
the present staff.
Emily Jones (showing a paper
which she had received E on)—^Isn’t
that grand. I got excellent!
SALEM REPRESENTED AT THE
One of the most attractive booths at
the Fair this year is the one belonging
to Salem College. It shows the in
terior of a room done in soft grey with
rose curtains at the windows. At the
back of the room is a cozy fireplace,
and the realistic looking fire sheds a
soft glow over everything. Aside
from its charm as a room, this is a
rather unusual booth for on one side
all the furnishings are old and quaint,
and three old-fashioned girls, perhaps
come to life from the times of our
grandmothers’ days at Salem, are
busily engaged in the old-time activi
ties. An old “sampler on the wall ex
plains the' scene.
“Back in 1772
Wearing old-fashioned curls
Studied hard—When they played
Merely knitted and crocheted.
On the other side of the room the
scene is one of marked contrast for
here we find three of our present-day
girls in a very modem setting. The
floor lamp and the victrola could not
have come from any other than our
own age. The inscription on the
wall explains the activities of this
“The girls of modem times
With bodies as strong
As their vigorous minds
Can pass a stiff chemistry course
And can play corking good
Tennis and golf
Salem is very proud of her booth
and takes this opportunity to thank
all the girls who helped make it a
Soph (explaining something)—So
you see, we change every quarter.
Ruth P. (speaking up excitedly)—
And how many quarters are there ?
DR. AND MRS. RONDTHALER
CELEBRATE SILVER WEDDING
On Saturday, September 29, Dr.
and Mrs. Rondthaler celebrated their
silver wedding anniversary, at which
time the college and the Academy
Faculty, the student body, the Y. W.
C. A. cabinet and the Student Council
presented them with a silver tea
service. The Academy student body
gave a silver mayonnaise dish. The
gifts were small, but they are only a
slight expression of some portion of
the love and esteem in which both Dr.
and Mrs. Rondthaler are held. Many
good wishes for their long and con
tinued happiness attend them.