Happy I New Year
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1929.
Rev. H. B. Johnson
In Expanded Chapel
Gives Interesting Account of Scan-'
dinavia, lit Language and
On Wednesday, January 9, at
the expanded chapel service a very
interesting and unusual address was
delivered by the Reverend H. B.
Johnson, pastor of the Fries Me
morial Church of Winston-Salem.
The subject was “Contributions of
the Scandinavian Languages.’’ Mr.
Johnson is of Norwegian ancestry.
His father was born in Norway and
came to America, settling in Wis
consin where Mr. Herbert Johnson
The speaker discussed Scandi
navia, including the three countries
which comprise it, the Scandinavian
people, and the Scandinavian lan
guage, which is really composed of
three languages—those of Norway,
Sweden, and Denmark. Mr. John
son located these three countries on
a map; so that their exact position
was perfectly clear to the audience.
He explained that the climate of
Wisconsin was found, much to his
father’s surprise, to be much more
rigorous than that of Norway
whose climate is made rather mild
by the gulf stream which flows along
the coast and into the Arctic Ocean.
Scandinavia is a very mountainous
country, and for this reason its
people must seek other land* for
The Scandinavian people—the
Norwegians, the Swedes, and the
Danes—are decided extremists.
They are inclined to be religious.
A great chieftain in the south of
Norway once heard the gospel
preached by Christians. He be
came converted and later became an
evangelist. He was not as great a
preacher as he was a soldier. He
went from one harbor to another
telling the people to choose between
Christianity and death. Naturally
the people followed their chieftain
,ind saved their lives. In this way
a tremendous number of converts
was reported to the missionaries
who had converted the chieftain.
The church of Norway, Sweden and
Denmark is the Lutheran. The
Lutheran denomination controls not
only the churches, but the schools,
from the lowest grades to the high
schools and universities. It is
pleasure, stated Mr. Johnson,
work among these people who know
their catechism and Bible history
above everything else. They are
great lovers of peace. On June 7,
1905, Norway which was, formerly,
a dependency of Sweden, declared
its independence. The call to arms
was given. Norway and Sweden
were to engage in war. The people
of both countries so loved peace
that those who were to go to war
refused to go. The Swedes decided
that Norway might be free before
the blood of her people should be
shed in a struggle for independence.
The Norwegians wished to be freed
but they did not consider the main
tenance of their freedom worth the
sacrifice of the lives of the working
men and common people of Sweden.
In this way Norway was made a
free country without bloodshed.
Since the dawn of history, the
Norwegians have been a nation of
seafaring people who, at the
same time have been lovers of land
and of the land. The possibility of
obtaining cheap farm lands brought
fishermen and sailors from Norway
to America. It is quite evident that
Scandinavian names, such as Peter
son, Roberson, Anderson and Nel
son, abound in Scotland. We find
that many Norwegians, drawn by
the same love of land, settled in
Scotland. This same desire for land
led the Vikings, with a company of
Scandinavians to sail westward
across the country to discover Green
land and Iceland. Among some of
the famous people of Scandinavia
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^Torward” Subject of
Y. W. Vesper Service
Mr. May Oives Interesting Talk
Relating to the New Year.
The first Vesper, service of the
year was unusually interesting and
appropriate. The main feature of
the program was an address, “For
ward,” by Mr. Charles May of the
city Y. M. C. A.
“This season,” said Mr. May,
particiilarly busy and interesting
le. We are all looking over the
past year, checking our actions,
thinking of the opportimities offered
I, and the progress we have made,
s we prepare to close the old year
..e check over the set of books, our
life books. We put the battered
old volumes aside, take up our
shiny, stiff new ones and begin to
jot down things we are planning
and hoping to do in the new year.
Will we find that the new set bal
ances with the old when we reach
the end of the year that is before
us? If it does not it will be hard
for us, for there will be no revising,
no turning back, or improving.
There is opportunity, bright and
shining hope written on every page.
An old person’s eyes may be dimmed
to the golden achievements that the
year holds in store, but he should
remember that old age is often the
richest, fullest time of life. Vigor
ous youth should always bear! in
mind that the doings and accom
plishments of today point the way
after years. As we look ahead
must not forget today. Tomor-
f is a beautiful day when all
dreams come true, while today we
face grim reality. But
dreams based on reality ?
'This i« an occasion of choosing
the path we are to follow, of mak
ing resolutions, new plans for each
new day. We all make resolutions
every new year. We do not all keep
them. If we live up to our resolu
tions we will succeed. If we, have
Christ as our leader throughout the
year, if we arise eacfi new day with
a prayer to Him on our lips we will
find our lives much richer than they
would otherwise be. If we have Him
pilot, we will not be down
trodden by the storms we must
face, for we are always going for
ward into an unknown future prob
ably filled with rugged cliffs, vales
■ tears and laughter.
‘Always look ahead, alwayi
search for new opportunities and
some day, as your reward, you will
reach the glorious end of this rough
road you are traveling.’
Other interesting parts of the
program were a solo, “Thanks Be
to God,” by Millicent Ward, i
reading “The Missionaries.” The
service was concluded with the Y^
President Secures “A”
Rating For College
N. C. State Receives Recognition
Throughout the Country
North Carolina State College of
Agriculture and Engineering at Ra
leigh, through the untiring efforts
of its president. Dr. E. C. Brooks,
has been admitted to the Associa
tion of Colleges and Secondary
Schools of the Southern States, giv
ing the institution a recognized
itanding throughout the United
States as an “A” standard techno
The nation is divided into regions
in which there is an accrediting
agency for determining standards
of secondary schools, normal schools,
colleges of liberal arts, universities,
and technological institutions. The
Association of Colleges and Secon
dary Schools of the Southern States
is the accrediting a^ncy for states
south of the Potomac and Ohio riv-
s, including Texas, also.
The rating of State College is
accepted by the nation as a whole.
.The acceptance of State College into
■the association means that the col
lege’s standards of instruction, fac-
fulty, and equipment gives it a rec-
President Brooks has done much
to raise the standards of North
Carolina’s technological institution.
State graduates are now accepted at
other colleges and universities and
by leading business firms.
‘The Bat” Presented By
Mystery Picture Shown Before Ap
Last Saturday night Salem stud-
ts were given the opportunity of
seeing the famous picture “The
Bat.” The audience came well pre
pared for mystery and exciteemnt
ran high all through the perform-
The story centers around a series
of baffling murders and robberies
committed by a mysterious person
who calls himself “The Bat.” The
picture opens with the robbery of
a bank done by the President of the
bank himself who has had it reported
that he was dead in order to get
by with the robbery. The Bat
him rob his own bank, and follows
him to his old home where he hides
the money. At this point the plot
becomes more complicated, and the
rest of the story is centered around
a detective who has come to the
house to clear up the mystery,
conclusion, we find this energetic de
tective is only false—in truth he is
the Bat in person, and is finally
trapped by the detective whom he
Arkansas Travelers Pay
Visit to U. N. C.
Governor and Party on Brief Tour
Through Southern States
Science Club Members
Enjoy Delightful Trip
Visit X-Ray and Radium Labora
tory of Dr. Rousseau
In place of the regular meeting
of the Science Club on Friday night,
January 11, the members enjoyed a
trip to the X-Ray and Radium Lab
oratory of Dr. J. P. Rousseau, a
prominent physician of this city.
Dr. 'Rousseau explained all the ap
paratus in the laboratory, especially
the. X-Ray machine. He also gave
an interesting account of radium,
its origin and uses. This trip was
both inspirational and beneficial to
the members of the club, and each
one expressed her delight in having
the opportunity to visit such ar
Of Fellowship Groups
Y.W, Sponsors Another
Phase of Social Work
Cabinet to Help With Music At
Clemmons Moravian Church
Another field of social service
work has been opened to the Salem
Y. W. C. A. This time they have
been asked to assist with the music
each Sunday morning at the Mo
ravian Church in Clemmons. Mr.
Theodore Rondthaler, who is in
charge of the music, expressed his
delight in having several of the girls
to help each Sunday and to arrange
for special selections. Those tak
ing part are: Elizabeth Roper,
Margaret Johnson, Elizabeth -An
drews and Wilhelmina Wohlford.
This year the Y. W. C. A. is spon
soring a varied and extensive pro
gram of social service work which
is being inade possible through the
hearty co-operation of many
bcrs of th« AMOoiatioii,
Many New Books
Added to Library
Includes Varied Selections By Some
of the Foremost Authors
Many new books have been add
ed to the collection already in the
library. Among them are some of
the latest works by the most promi
nent authors—books of fiction as
well as music, history, politics and
the like. There are also a great
many books which will prove very
helpful to those seniors who have
been doing practice teaching. The
following list includes some of the
Seton, Watson—Europe in the Melt
Holderness, T. W.—Peoples and
Problems of India.
Dumas, A.—The Black Tulip.
Phillips, W. A.—Poland.
Scholes, P. A.—The Listener’s
Guide to Music.
Bromfield, L.—A Good Woman.
Barnes, H. E.—The Genesis of the
Bromfield, L.—The Green Bay Tree
Minor, R.—Principles of Teaching
Klapper, P.—The Teaching of
Snedden, D. S.—Problems of Sec
Scholes, P. A.—The Listener’s His
tory of Music.
Scholes, P. A.—The Complete Booh
of Great Musicians.
Gather, W.—My Antonia.
Tuell, H. E.—The Study of Na
Sharp, R. A.—Teaching English in
Gehrkens, K. W.—An Introduction
to School Music Teaching.
Hartwell, E. C.—The teaching of
Gibbons, H. A.—Europe Since 1919.
Punnett, R. C.—Mendelism,
Hines, H. C.—Finding the Right
Autenreith, W.—Laboratory Manual
for Junior High Scliool Stud-
Haigh, A. E.—The Attic Theatre.
Watson, J. B.—Behaviorism.
Shields, T. E.—Philosophy of Edu
Thomas, C. S.-^—The Teaching of
English in Secondary Schools.
Friedenwald, G.—Dietetics for
Chapel Hill and the University of
North Carolina were hosts Tuesday
afternoon to the Governor of Arkan-
and party from Arkansas of
about 126 people who are on tour
of the Southern states studying edu
cation and industry with a view to
wards progressive legislation in their
The visitors arrived in Chapel
Hill about 8 ;80 o’clock in the after
noon from Durham. They we
greeted in Gerrard Hall by the e
tertainment committee which w
composed of Profs. D. D. Carroll,
L. R. Wilson, N. W. Walker, E.^C.
Branson, Oscar Coffin, R. D.
Connor, and F. F. Bradshaw,
tour of inspection of the University
The visit was brief, the Arkansas
party being pressed for time. From ,
Chapel HiU they visited Winston-
Salem, High Point and Charlotte.
Other cities to be visited in the
South include Greenville, S. C. and _ ,
Atlanta, Ga. The party spent Sat- 1 Webster E U.-Teachtng English
urday in Raleigh vowing the state
institutions and talking with state
Next Meeting to Be Held Wednes
day Morning, January 16.
There is a group of girls on the
campus which meets every
weeks for an hour of fellowship,
prayer and study. They are inter
ested in life service of Christian
work and missions, and they study
“The Student Volunteer Bulletin”
and other things on this subject.
Those interested in this work are
invited to come and meet with this
group. It is an opportunity for real
fellowship with each other and with
God who has promised to meet with
those who gather together in His
name. The next meeting is Wed
nesday morning, January 16, at eight
’clock in the “Y” cabinet room.
“I heard Him call,
‘Come follow’; that’s all.
My gold grew dim,
My soul went after Him.
I rose and followed, that wm all.
Who would not follow if He heard
20 OUT OF 275 CO-EDS
AT NORTHWEST’N SAY
Evanston, 111.—IP) —Cigarettes
are considered a necessity by 20 out
of 276 coeds at Northwestern Uni
versity, who answered a question
naire sent out by the college Y. W.
C. A. to 600 women on the campus
for the purpose of discovering the
importance of particular expendi
tures in their budgets.
Fifty-two were doubtful whether
‘smokes” should be considered a ne
cessity, and the other 203 were cer
tain that they should be classed as a
Sport clothes are considered a ne
cessity by 251 of the women stud
ents. Fur coats, in the opinion of
116, are a necessity, while 160 place
them in the luxury class. Practically
all believe that books, fountain pensj
and wrist watches are absolute
cessities, and 68 of the 275 ar
I the same opinion with respect to
the Junior High School.
Drum, W. N.—A Preview of Teach-
1.—Teaching of His-
Crosby, C. R.—Manual of Vegetable
Dumas, A.—Twenty Years After.
Wharton, E.—A Son at the Front.
Evans, E.—The Margin of Music.
Hill, U.—The Teaching of Civics.
Allen, E.—Mechanical Devices in
Grattan, J. H. G.—Our Living Lan
Foster, F. M.—The Divisions of the
Plays of Plautus and Terence.
O’Neill, E.—Play: Anna Christie,
Reed, H. B.—Psychology of Ele
mentary School Subjects.
Cross, W. L.—The Modern Eng
Butler, R.—The New Eastern Eu
Pierce, B. L.—Public Opinion and
the Teaching of History in the
Huxley, A.—Those Barren Leaves.
Cabell, J. B.—The High Placet.