WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1928.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Sophomore Week Proves
Trying for Freshmen.
Freshmen Afford Delightful Entertainment for Upper
Classmen in Sophomore Court
Mr. Schofield Delights
It looks a
’ it’s soing to be hard
c much about Sopho
more Week because everybody on
the campus was sufficiently, inter
ested to find out just exactly what
was 2,'oing on all the time; and it
wouldn’t be very clever to tell you
about what you have already seen
However, here and now we wish
to sav that we pronounce the efforts
of the renowned Sophomore Court
a liowling success. Of course that
is a trite expression. Beg pardon.
And tliat isn’t all that’s wrong with
it. “Howling” is hardly the appro
priate word to associate with any
l>rocedure undertaken by the solemn
and dignified members of the Court.
Anyway you probably get our idea.
Surely you must admit that the Hon
orable judge, the Worthy Clerk of
the Court, and the esteemed Maid-
of the Jury were sufficiently
big-hearted to win the grateful af
fection, and yet sufficiently stern to
command the awed respect, of their
■ulprits. What more could be ex
pected of any legislative body?
Maybe the rightly so-called week
of Cophomore Oligarchy seemed un
duly long to the class of ’32, and if
so—that is not altogether strange.
And yet to the blase upper-classmen
these seven days have passed quickly
and amusingly, yea refreshingly.
What a treat to behold earnest
Freshmen diligently combing the
der green grass, or innocently play
ing “The Farmer’s in the Dell!”
Uy)on gazing at those youthful gam-
bollings we are led to reminisce and
(Continued on Page Two.)
Subject of Speech
Mr. McBonald Gives an Inspiring
Speech at Y. W. Service
Those attending the Y. W. Vesper
services Sunday night enjoyed a
most delightful program. The topic
for the evening was “Citizenship.
After the opening hymn, the Scrip
ture and prayer, Millicent Ward
sang, “Savior, Breathe an Evening
Blessing.” Then >Ir. McDonald
made a very interesting and impres
sive talk on “Citizenship at Salem.”
In the course of his remarks, Mr.
McDonald stated that citizenship ap-
])lies not only to scholastic business
duties and work, but to social rela
tionship as well. There are, of
course, on the campus, various
types of citizens, just as there are
in life. There is the ignorant, who
probably would prove his merit if he
knew how. There is the indifferent,
who is not interested enough in his
surroundings to learn to be a citi
zen of good standing. Then there
are various other types of undesir
ables such as tlie misguided, the
one who is poorly instructed; the an
archist or knocker; and the over-
emotional who is never very respon
sible. Then there is the intelligent
citizen, the person who can sanely
. and whole-heartedly enter into ev
ery phase of life that exists on the
campus, and who by becoming ab
sorbed and submerged in the course
can be the leader. ,
To be a good citizen, a person
must possess certain qualities. He
must be active, loyalJ intelligent;
he must have a sincere and earnest
interest in his work. He must think
not only of himself, but of his fel-
low-students and must act, not ac
cording to his desires, always, but
must sometimes place the comfort
and well-being of others first. The
good citizen is always dependable,
he can be relied upon to hold re
In conclusion, Mr. McDonald said
that the good citizen of Salem Col
lege, besides abiding by the general
laws of citizenship, must conform
to the rules peculiar to the campus.
He should have, for instance, a
thorough knowledge of the old cus
toms and traditions in which Salem
abounds, and he should know and
sympathize with the high ideals of
the school. And on the campus as
well as in life there are excellent
opportunities for the display of
ability in leadership.
At "the close of Mr. McDonald’
talk tlie services ended by the sing
ing of one verse of tlie “Alma
Mater,” followed by a choral
rendered by the choir.
Ends With Party
Freshmen Are Entertained hy
The trials of Sophomore Week
came to an end on Friday night in
the Recreation Room of Alice Clew-
:11 Building, at an informal party
given to the Freshmen by the Soph-
j. The first part of the
3 given over to dancing.
and then the Freshmen
their chance for revenge. A Fresh-
Court was appointed to take tlie
e- of the dignified Sophomores
had recently occupied tlie
•h, and the court proceeded with
all due solemnity but in reverse or-
. The once tyrannical Sophs
•e brought before the glowering
;shmen, and amid shouts of glee,
ere punishments were inflicted,
was decided, without doubt, that
the Sophomores were more taler,ted
th.'in the low'-'- clas.oinen for ! ni:v
Warner’s interpretation of the Black
Bottom gave proof of true artisti
accomplishment. Jane Harris, th
once stern judge of Sophomore
Court, bent in humble disgrace be
fore the new court, but proved her
self capable of meeting any emergen
cy when she gave a flowing interpre-
tkion of Niagara Falls.
This fun for the Freshmen only
lasted for five minutes, and then the
cries for “more” were hushed by
the sight of refreshments. Little
baskets of nuts and candy were
passed to those present; and tliis
was followed by ice cream and cake.
During refreshments a contest was
held to test the Freshmen’s knowl
edge of the identity of the Sopho
mores, and Anna Macon Ward and
Sarah Graves were awarded attrac
tive prizes for knowing the most
members of the Sophomore class.
The evening was brought to a
close shortly after the dancing had
been continued, and the Freshmen
looked as if a heavy burden had been
lifted from their youthful shoulders.
Unusual Program Presented in First
Recital of Year.
The first recital of the college
ear was given on Monday evening,
September 2i, in Memorial Hall by
Ernest L. Schofield, head of
/oice department. Mr. Scho
field charmed a large and appreeia-
ve audience with his beautiful bari-
_jne voice. Each number was fol
lowed by enthusiastic applause which
made the rendition of several en
Mr. Schofield began his program
with a group of Italian numbers of
the old masters, written during the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The first one of this group was
Peri’s Invocazione di Orfeo which,
together with the other Italian
bers, was very effectively rendered.
The next group, which was German,
included Handel’s Dank Sei IDir,
Herr, Schumann’s charming Fruh-
lingsnacht and the dramatic Dei
Sieger by Kaun.
The audience was particularly
pleased with the masterly perform
ance of Verdi’s Eri Tu from Ballo in
Maschera in which the singer reach
ed a real climax. Especially out
standing in the next group, which
was composed of French numbers,
were the pensive Infidelite of Hahn,
the grotesque Ballade des Gros Din-
dons of Chabrier, and t he tragic
! du Cour of Pessard,
group of songs in English, with the
addiiton of Martin’s delightful
Quach Doctor, brought the program
brilliant close. Other encores
Ole Miss Hannah by Deppen,
Invictus by Bruno Huhn, and IJttle
David Play on Your Harp.
Mr. Schofield very skillfully
adapted himself to the atmosphere of
each group of songs, and rendered
number with tlie technical
and good interpretation of
ist. He was accompanied at
the piano by Dean Charles G. Var-
dell, Jr. The entire program was
Dr. Rondthaler Speaks In
Expanded Chapel Service
Gives Interesting Discussion of Beginnings of Salem
At Y. P. M. on Wednesday Dr.
Rondthaler sketched the historic
background of Salem with the orien-
n of the freshmen and new stu-
s in view. He said that an in
telligent sensitiveness to historic
background, wherever it exists, is a
necessary mark of culture; and
inted out some unique and dis
tinguished survivals of a wonderful
past which daily confront the Salem
Beginning with the purchase by
cazione di Orfeo—Peri (1
Gia il Sole dal Gange—Scar
Dank Sei Dir, Herr Handel
Fussreise Hugo Wolf
Dein Blaues Auge Brahms
Der Sieger Kaun
Eri Tu—(Ballo in Maschera), Verdi
Beau Soir Debussy
Ballade des Gros Dindons ..Chabrij
Requiem du Couer Pessard
After the Battle Moussorgsky
May, the Maiden ' Carpenter
Run Mary, Run Guion
The Bird F'ske
The Open Road Stickles
Riding Club Proves
Cross-Country Ride Scheduled for
Attention ! Everybody ! The days
are Thursday and Saturday, the
hours three-thirty and four-thirty.
Come out and look the Salem riding
club over and see if you wouldn’1
like to join.
From all appearances, the club ir
horseback riding, which was organ
ized scarcely a week ago, has starts
ed out very successfully. Betweer
thirty-five and forty girls have sign
ed up, and the horses have been very
much in demand on Thursday ^
yet riders have not been al
lowed to go outside the ring,
Saturday afternoon, a number of
the girls who can manage a horse
going to ride in the country,
do not believe that horseback
riding is being taken seriously, just
go by the riding ring next week and
glance at the new boots and breeches.
Those girls who have joined the
latest club on the campus, will no
doubt, be interested in polo. Win
ston has one of the best polo clubs
in the South. And this fall a nun
her of good teams from all over tl
South are going to play here. It
hoped that the girls interested i
riding will be able to attend son
of these games.
OF N. C. STATE, OCT. 3
Ceremonies commemorating the
39th anniversary of the founding of
North Carolina State College of ag
riculture and engineering will be
held orf the campus October 3 under
tentative plans announced by col
lege authorities. Plans for broad
casting the speeches and musie of
the occasion have been taken up
with station WTTF here. President
E. C. Brooks, Alumni Secretary T.
H. Stafford, and Head Football
Coach Gus Tebell are expected I
on the program.
2 pioneers of one hundred thou-
id acres, costing from twenty-five
fifty cents, from Lord Granville,
he traced the interesting develop-
of the little town. Salem has
always been marked by its individ
uality and was so in its beginning.
Unlike most of the American colo-
as not settled with a single
commercial aim and allowed to grow
without plan as it would. It was
;fully laid out, built for endur-
: and future development. The
chief desire of its founders was that
it should be a center of culture, re
ligion and industry.
By 1765 Bethabara and Bethania
had already been established and
Salem, the third colony of the wil
derness, was begun. The village was
built, according to the European
plan, about a central square. Sev
eral buildings were immediately
erected including the Widow’s House
^^nd the old tavern. The government
was highly democratic which was
quite natural in a place whose very
name reflected the peaceful concord
of its citizens.
During the Revolution Salem had
its full share of excitement. Dr.
Rondthaler spoke of Cornwallis’
march up the road which is now
Academy street. The story of the
colonial baker who preferred being
thrust through to baking bread for
these Red Coats is one of the evr-
dences of the patriotism and strong
national feeling that pervaded the
The building of the church in
1799, said Dr. Rondthaler, was the
most stupendous work that the three
or four hundred villagers had un
dertaken since most of the work was
done by hand. A contribution of
ninety pieces of silver by ninety men
and boys gave the old^ell its silver
tone which daily grows more beau
tiful. And the old clock which con-
lues to tick after a hundred and
cnty-nine years is still a marvel
clockmakers who study it today.
nmne Invited io Come and Read
the Salemite o
at anytime by
and may be read
Pierrette Try Outs
X Become Memhei
Try-outs for membership in the
Pierrette Players, Salem’s Dramatic
Club, were held last Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings. The judges
chose the following from the many
contestants to become members of
the organization: Minnie Hicks,
Mary Elizabeth Pinkston, Mary
Elizabeth Meeks, Alice Conrad, Lou
ise Thompson, Esther Lee Clore,
Margaret Brennecke, and Mary Vir
The Carolinian—N.C. C. W.
2. The Twig—Meredith College.
4. The Tar Heel—U. N. C.
,5. Old Gold and Black—Wake
6. The Guilfordian— Guilford
7. Maroon and Gold—Elon Col-
8. The Chronicle—Duke Uni
9. 'The Agonistic—Agnes Scott.
10. The Sun Dial—R. M. W. C.
11. The Collegian — Greensboro
12. Queen’s Blues—Queen’s Col
13. Florida Flambeau — Florida
14. The Lenoir Rhynean—L-
15. King College News — King
16. The Rotunda—State Teach
17. The Technician—N. C. State
18. The Acorn—Meredith College
19. The Tech Echo—E. C. T. C.
20. The Commenian — Moravia
(Continued on Page Two.)
Many New Girls
Pledges Are Announced.
The Theta Delta Pi, Beta Beta Pi,
Delta Sigma Delta and Alpha Phi
Kappa sororities announce the pledg
ing of the following girls;
Theta Delia Pi'.
Elizabeth Rhea Dewey.
Beta Beta Phi:
Delta Sigma Delta'.
Agnes Patton Pollock.
Sue Jane Mauney.
Annie Koonce Sutton.
Alpha Phi Kappa:
Mary Gwyn Hickerson.