North Carolina Newspapers

Seniors Entertained
At Delightful Dinner
I Future Expanded Chapel Pierrette Players
Speakers Announced Enter Dramatic Contest
On Tlmrsdav evening, February
28, Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler delight
fully entertained in honor of the
Senior Class.with a Progressive' Din
ner in the college library.
The guests were greeted in Main
Hall by Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler,
Miss Stipe and Mr. Campbell. When
all the guests had arrived the Sen
iors with the young men guests
formed a grand march to the library.
A color scheme of red and black,
the Senior class colors, was carried
out very effectively. In the center
of cach'small table was a large bowl
of rod ruseus and fern; and at the
corners were tall red candles, the
light of which cast a soft glow over
the entire room. Around the centcr-
piecc were four dolls, two dressed
in tinv caps and gowns and the
other two dressed in little red suits
with black tics. The place cards
were in the form of small diplomas
tied with red ribbon, which when
opened gave the progressions of
each person.
On a long tabic in the center ol
the library the cakes were placed
This year there were individual
cakes'iced with chocolate and deco
rated with a large red rose. As wa~
customary, the cakes contained ior
A delicious seven-course dinner
was served. During the dmner,
Millicent Ward and Wilhelmina
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Freshmen of Academy
Entertain at Supper
The V'.iglitli (irade of Salem Acad-
omv served dinner Saturday evening,
February 2;ird, for the benefit of
the class. The tables were arranged
informally but cleverly. The guests,
dressed in original costumes repr.'.-
senting the models they expected to
b6 in vogue in 1919, were greeted
by. different meinbers of the class
Dinner was served, consisting _o
salad, potato chips, sandwiches, ie.
crcam, and demi-tasse.
Immediately after dinner tlicr
was a grand march in wliich the va
riety of costumes were displayed t'
a better advantage. Some of th
guests—optimistic to say tlie least—
were dressed as angels in shining
robes, with glittering crowns, wliile
others represented red devils. Quite
unique in costume were those of M
Eleanor Chase, principal oi;^_t...j
Acadeniv, Jind ^liss Dorothy Knox,
instructor in French. The
was dressed in a long black taffeta
costume, similar to those worn dur
ing the Civil War and carried a
small black parasol, while the latter
wore a precise white erepe dress
which signified that she was a hop
ing spinster. Some wen-, dressed
as aviators, nurses, and maids. At
the end of the grand march the
judges unanimously decided that |
there should be two prizes: one to
the most original costume among the
boarders, and the other to the day
.students. Lucy Dortch, dressed as
a devil, and Gwendolyn Hawks,
dressed as a gypsy, were awarded
The Class is soon to
challenge the Sophomores to a de
bate, the subject of which will be
choscn by the Freshmen. Margaret
Brenecke and Anna Preston will
represent the Freshman Class, and
Alice Caldwell and Elizabeth Marx
win represent the Sophomores,
The debate which will take plaeC
in the near future, is eagerly antiei-
ptited by everyone bocause of the
friendly animosity between the
Dr. Schweinitz Speaks
At Wednesday Chapel
Xuted Social Worker Tells of Work
In Philadelphia Field of
Social Service
The speaker for Expanded Chap-
;1 service Wednesday morning, Feb
ruary 27 was Dr. Karl de Schweinitz
a prominent social service worker
of Phikdelphia. While introducing
Dr. de Schweinitz, Dr. Rondthaler
stated that the grandfather of the
speaker was president of this insti
tution, then known as Salem Acad
emy, during the Civil W'ar. The
guest was especially interesting ...
:ind welcomed by the college because
he was once a pupil of Dr. Rond
America, so Dr. Schweinitz said,
appears to her inhabitants as well
as to those of foreign nations, to be
a country of prosperity and wealth.
To people in easy circumstances pov
erty is almost inconceivable. In
spite of the disregard of the average
person for poverty, a great deal of
‘Xists not only in the northern, but
the southern cities. Onlookers
VC a peculiar idea of the emotions
of poor people. The needy have the
experiences as the wealthy—
tlicy arc born, they die; they hav.-
ickness; they choose their life-work;
they marry and bring up familif’"
No'matter what the living conditio
are. Iiuman nature remains i;
L'hanged.' Through investigation the
Ivuiiilv Society of Philadelphia
found that the minimum amount al
lowed to each one helped by them
re tlian the average wage of
skilled laborer in the fac-
Then bv visiting the homes
of th(. workers the socicty found un-
tiallv crowded conditions—from
; lo ten in a room. A person
>■ ii\ such circumstances has nc
•id'.iaHty, for he is merely a part
of those with scanty
nestic complications influ-
financial status; for in
woman, believing that her
ivas keeping part of his
m her, went to his place
mcnt and collected his pay
After a quarrel involving
husbaild. v.-ite and employer, the
man lost his position. Naturally the
affair became the discussion of all
'iglibors. Had this, howcv
Dr, U. T. Holmes, Dr. W. D. MoSs,
Are Scheduled to Speak
Doctor Rondthaler has announced
the following speakers for expanded
chapel hours in the future:
Dr. U. T. Holmes, Professor of
the Romance Languages at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, will give
the second Lenten address by the in
vitation of the French Department
of Salem College March G at ex
panded chapel hour. His address
will be an illustrated lecture on an
cient landmarks in Paris.
Dr. W. D. Moss, Parson Moss, =s
the speaker for the expanded chapel
hour scrviee March 20. Dr. Moss is
the most beloved student speaker in
North Carolina. As is his custom
he is paying his annual visit to Sa
lem College.
Junior Class Plans
Whoopee March 9th
Whoopee! At last this word has
been defined for Salem by the
versatile Juniors—“It is a marvelous
and breath-taking combination of a
spieey Night Club, a sizzling M'“
strel’Show, and a Fair where go
very mysterious person in the
garb of a flaming fortune-teller,
who claims uncanny ability in this
avocation, condescends after much
persuasion to be present. She de
clares she will reveal some dazzling
and overwhelming facts about the
past of some of Salem’s most promi
nent daughters.
To say that Mary Brewer is
‘‘training the minstrel show” is al
most enough to make reserve seats
necessary, but no such plans have as
yet been made.
Plenty of good music, dancing,
indigestion, and fun will hold sway
in the basement of Alice Clewell
Building on Saturday, March 9. It
is rumored that even the little sisters
of the Academy are invited.
Whoopee, Girls!!
Y. W. C. A. Conducts
Regular Vespers
The y. W. C. A. Vesper Service
was unusually impressive on Sun
day evening, February 24. The first
number on the program was a violin
solo, “Andante,” by Vinaldi-Bach,
nihicnt^^r'g^^kmln'dis^ ihy Miss Emily Sarg^t. Then the
ith his wife, nothing would Scripture was read Jy Miss M,
Junior Department of
Music Gives Recital
The Junior Department of the
School of Music gave its first recital
of the year Thursday afternoon at
Music Hour. This department is
made up principally of the younger
students in music.
An interesting program ...... —
.anged consisting of many lovely
and dainty pieces, as follows:
Cradle Song Hannah Smith
The Bobolink Ketteren
Nancy Hanks
Waltz ^ N. Louise Wright
Mary Lewis Hutchison
Serenade Gaynor
Ring Around the Rosy
James Rogers
Frances Allen
Dance of the Marionettes
Mrs. Crosley Adams
Muriel Brietz
In Hanging Gardens Davies
Margaret Ricks
On the Sea Hackh
Opal Kimel
From “ AThousand and One Nights’
Will o’ the Wisp Behr
Margaret Welfare
Tarantella Krentzlin
Dorothy Adams
P itter-Patter R aindrops E ekstein
Edith Thomas
Hide and Seek Sehytte
Vera Fetter
Ride of Old Santa Cadman
Lavira Elizabeth Bland
The Hunters’ Song Frank Lynes
Margaret Maxwell
March in D Major Bach
Drolleries Von Wilm
Hannah Teichman
Shepherd’s Song . ..Ada W. Powers
Evelyn Sosnik
A Rural Dance' Sternburg
Frieda Blumenthal
Rondo Burlesque Kuhlan
Marjorie Porter
Old Gypsy Air Semon
Ann Belton
Capricante Wachs
I.ouise Stewart
Butterfly N. Louise Wright
Lill Gilly
The Cloud on the Hilltop
Henry H. Huss
Frances Charles Dance Scharwenka
Payge \^Hiite
the first time in its eventful
history, the Pierrette Players has
joined the Intercollegiate Dramatic
Association of North Carolina, auto
matically entering the dramatic
contest of college dramatic clubs.
The play decided on for pre
sentation is the “Will o’ the Wisp.”
In order to secure the very best for the contest, three casts of
the same play have been chosen from
among the members of the club.
They .
have been known of it. Another
difference between the unfortunate
and the prosperous is that the man
of standing has friends, credit, or
maybe savings to help him through
financial straits.
When persons act peculiarly,
there is some reason for it. Mental
insight is an attempt toward solu
tion. As an example observe the
following case. The family society
studied the environment of a small
girl who had run away from school.
Some weeks before the little child
had carelessly allowed her baby
'irothcr to fall from his carriage.
By her family she was considered an
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Dr. Francis C. Anscombe, head of
the liistory department of Salem
College, addressed the Altrusa Club
of Winston-Salem at, their regular
meeting on Thursday, February 28
at the 'Woman’s Club.
In his address Dr. Anscombe com
pleted a discussion of the history of
elections whicli he began_,some time
ago and which lack of time forced
him to leave incomplete.
Johnson and Miss Elizabeth Roper
gave a reading, “Be Ready,” which
was followed by a solo, “I Heard
tlie Voice of Jesus Say,” by Miss
Lillyan Newell. The choir closed
the service with a musical pray
Dr Willoughby Speaks
to the Woman’s Club
Head of English Department at
Saleyn Discji^ses Growth of
Irish Theatre
Dr. Pearl Willoughby, head of the
English department of Salem Col
lege, addressed the Art and Litera
ture Department of the W'inston-
Salem Woman’s Club W'ednesday,
February 20, on the “Irish Theatre,”
a phase of drama.
George Russell and Dr. Douglas
Ilyde established the Irish theatre
with a view of reviving old Irish folk
lore. Dr. Willoughby stated that
the symbolic writings of William B
Yeats, the comedies of Lady Greg
ory, and the oriental tone of the
tragedies of Lord Dunsmore are of
parRcular interest in the develop
ment of the Irish Theatre.
Freshman Class Edits
Issue of Salemite
In a spirit of enthusiasm
and novel interest, the Fresh
man class attacked the gi
gantic task,” which was re
ferred to in the last issue of
“The Salemite’’; namely, the
task of editing the March 2
issue of the college newspaper.
Mistakes have doubtless
been made in this issue, facts
have beeti misinterpreted, and
the feature stories may bring
back rebuffs and criticism;
nevertheless. the Freshmen
earnestly hope that the paper
will be received with the same
spirit in which it is edited.
The paper was edited by the
following staff: editor-in-chief,
Mary Martin; managing edi
tor;, Sarah Graves; literary
editor, Martha Pierce; contrib-
tifing editors, Araminta Saw
yer, Catherine Lihy, Grace
Brown, Anna Preston, Minnie
Hicks, Mary Miller, Martha
Delaney, Evelyn Barber; and
reporters, Mary Elisabeth
Pinkston, Edith Fulp, Mae
Kreeger, Louise Salisbury,
Doris Kimel, Anna M. Ward,
Mary Alice Beaman, Beulah
Zachary, Martha Davis, and
Eleanor Idol.
Old Woman Margaret Hauser
Lady Lillyan Newell
Maid Marion Bloor
Will o’ the Wisp
Athena Campourakis
Old Woman Lucy Currie
Lady Marjorie Siewers
Maid Grace Martin
Will o’ the Wisp ..Louise Thompson
Old Woman....Mary Elizabeth Meeks
Lady Jane Harris
Maid Adelaide Winston
Will o’ the Wisp
, Mary Virginia Pendergraph
The main cast will be chosen from
the three presentations.
The first contest will be held Sat
urday, March 9, betw'cen three col
leges. The winner of that contest
will meet the winner of similar
meetings of other colleges. The
date of the final contest has not yet
been decided upon.
Sigma Omicron Alpna
To Meet March 5th
Sigma Omicron Alpha, Salem’s
debating society, will hold its next
meeting on Tuesday, March 5. The
features of the meeting will be
two debates. The query for the
first debate will be: Resolved, that
this audience agrees that world
peace is an impossibility with con
ditions as they are today. The af
firmative will be upheld by Margar
et Hauser and Mary Johnson, and
the negative by Dorothy Ragan .and
Elya Lee Kenerly.
The query for the second debate
will be: Resolved, that the so-called
“Big Navy Bill’ constitutes an aid
in the obtainment of world peace.
The affirmative side will be upheld
by Athena Campourakis and Eliza
beth Marx, and the negative by Mary
Ayers Payne and Betsy Ross,
High Point Branch of
Alumnae Hold Meeting
Representatives From School of
Music Present Program At
Meeting, February 28.
Dean Vardell, Mrs. Vardell, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Schofield, and Miss
Viola Tucker, all of the School of
Music, represented Salem College
at the meeting of Lhe High I’oiut
Branch of Salem Alumnae Associa
tion, which met Thursday evening at
the High Point Country Club.
Mrs. Virgil Idol (Annie Sue Wil
son) made a brief talk on the late
Dean Shirley, Dean Vardell dis
cussed the work of the School of
Music, and Mr. Schofield and Miss
Tucker presented several musical
numbers at the close of tlie meeting.
Officers of the High Point Alum
nae Association are Mrs. XJilbert
Clark (Bessie Gould), president,
and Mrs. Walter Kester (Sara Yost)

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