North Carolina Newspapers

Mr.George IrvingSpeaks
At Expanded Chapel
Discusses Changes in Words Caused
B;i World War
Mr. George Irving, a representa
tive of the National Y. M. C. A.,
was the speaker at Y. P. M. Wed
nesday morning. His subject dealt
with the chaflges that the World
W'ar has wrought on some of tlie
words of tlie English language. The
meanings, of some of our common,
everyday words have been complete
ly changed. Take the word “duty,”
!•— woman
for instance,
of America who v
nected with the great war can think
of duty as a cold word. After one
of the many terrible battles in the
war, a boy came to report to liis
general. He was a boy who had
seen his dearest comrades, his fel
low soldiers atrociously mangled,
hideously killed, all but torn limb
from limb by enemy shells, and who
was grievously wounded himself. So
gravely that it was with mighty ef
fort that he stood at attention be-
fore liis commanding officer. Three
limes the general begged him to rest
before attempting to speak and three
times the boy stood at attention ask
ing to be allowed to report. The
last time he reminded the general
that to report was his duty. He was
going rapidly, the general could not
intercept the plea of a dying man.
So with his last breath the boy ful
filled the trust placed in him. He
did his duty. God can do nothing
with the young men and women of
the American Colleges of today if
they do not give every ounce of
their devotion to their duty, to self,
to family, to nation and to God.
There are few people who realize
the tremendous import that the one
word “duty” means in this day of and pleasure. This is a time
of luxury. Everything in the lives
of the majority of persons comes
with softness, with no conscious ef
fort on the part of the person. Down
through the ages and above the clam
or and bustle of life tlic clear call
of duty resounds again and again.
When a man accepts a duty he ful
fills his promise, keeps his word,
though he may die for it, which all
too often he does.
Another word changed by the
World War is “sacrifice.” The bat
tles that are to be fought in the
years to come, may be twenty years
iience, may be five, are settled, de
termined now. A college boy or
girl might steal knowledge in the
class room from his neighbor, he
might write lies on an examination
paper. He might bluff his teach
ers, his fellow student. He might
bluff his way through college, but
when the reckoning comes is when
he is out in the world, on all sides
coming in contact with life. Then
he can no longer bluft. As lie builds
his bodily and his spiritual mansions
let him build them of firm, strong
timber, let him place well and fas-
' ten securely every piece so that hi.‘-
house will remain ever sturdy, and
Some of the most wonderful sac
rifices ever made in this world have
been in the lives of men and women
who have given up all they held
high and noble in life for son’"
whom they dearly loved. A
fice of this kind is the most costly
and is a true test of heroism. God
cannot reward the college man or
woman of today who is looking for
the easy wav to make a living. And
it is oiily through sacrifices and
hard work that the real joys life
holds are discovered.
The war left no place for the
word “excuse” or for excuses. Peo
ple who succeed do not make ex
cuses for themselves or for their ac
tions. They achieve, in a quiet, al
most unconscious way. The man
who has really reached his goal, who
has truly attained something in life
is unaware of his success. He is
(Continued on Page Three.)
Englishman Speaks
To the History Club
Mr. Mayhrook Tells of Educa
tional System in England
The History Club, which met
Tuesday evening, had as its speaker
Mr. Maybrook, who has recently
come to America from England.
Throughout his life he has been as
sociated witii education in his coun
try and it was on this experience
that lie based his talk, giving some
interesting facts concerning early
educational attempts.
Until 1870 education was the
privilege of the wealthy. There
: a few private grammar schools
that taught only the elementary
work. Statesmen saw that in order
to have a progressive country the
people should be educated, but there
were man)' obstacles in the path of
sueh a goal. Employers could hire
ignorant men and children much
cheaper than those who had been to
school, therefore they did all in
their power to fight it. Teachers
were also looked upon with unfriend
ly eyes. Children hated to go to
school and parents, although fined
for not making the children go, pre
ferred paying the fine, which was so
light that it paid the parents to let
the children stay at home. In addi
tion to tlie attitude of the populace,
there were no adequate school build
ings. Mr. Maybrook attended the
grammar grades in the private school
of a Mr. Davis who taught in the
basement of his church. Up to 1870
there was no training of teachers
as teacliers. Most of them had to
be taught the rudiments, then the
smartest were .sent to normal schools
and while still in their teens they
went out to teach classes o fas n
as sixty. Children were supposed
to finisli their education at the age
of fourteen, thus putting a tremen
dous job on the young teacher who
must teach to children nine " ^
ten years old things which are
sidercd high school work now. And
each year the Queen’s inspector vis
ited the schools of the country and
on the day of his visit the pupili
had to stand an examination before
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Prizes Offered By
American Mercury
The American Mercury offers
thousand dollars in prizes to the
class of 1929. One of five hundred
dollars to a man and one of fivi
hundred dollars to a woman for the
best essays discussing their four
years of college life. The winning
essays will be published in the Oc
tober issue of the American Mer-
liules and conditions for entrance
in the contest are as follows:
1. No article should be less than
3,000 words long, or more than
2. Each must be the original
work of a student graduating from
an American college with the class
of 1929, and taking the A. B.
its equivalent.
3. Each must bear the full n
and address of the author,
name of ths college attended, and a
statement of the followed and
the degree to be taken.
■1.. Each must be accompanied bj
a stamped and addressed envelope
for its return in ease it is not ac
5. The editor of The Ainerican
Mercury will be the sole judge of
the competition.
(). All manuscripts entered for
the prizes should reach their offic(
not later than August 1, 1929.
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Miss Gould to Visit
Salem March 17,18,19
Secretary of Student Volunteer
Movement to Speak at Y. W.
Miss Olive Gould, Educational
Secretary of the Student Volunteei
movement will be the guest of tli(
Y. M. C. A. of Salem College or
March 17, 18, and 19. Miss Gould
graduated from Cornell College
1917, later serving as Principal of
the High School of Esterville, la.
She sailed for India in November,
1921, under the Woman’s Foreign
Missionary Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. There she served
five years as supervisor of the Mid
dle and High School departments of
the Johnson Girls’ High School
Jubbulpore, Central Province, 1
dia. She returned on furlough
February, 1918, during which ti
slie has travelled under the auspices
of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary
Society of the Methodist Church
Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota.
In the spring of 1928 she attended
Columbia University and Uni
Theological Seminary. At present
Miss Gould is serving as Education
al Secretary of the Student Volun
teer Movement. Most of her time
this winter and spring will be given
to student conferences and visita
tion in the colleges.
She is to be present at the Stud
ent Volunteer Conference which
meets at Meredith College in Raleigh
on March 15, Hi, 17. She comes to
Salem from this meeting and will
talk at the Y. W'. C. A. Vesper Serv
ice on Sunday evening, and agai
tile Chapel Hour on 'Puesday ni
ing. Slie will hold group meetings
and private conferences ^londay and
Tuesday. All students who ar(
terested arc .invited to talk with Miss
Gould at some time during these
two days. There is no organized
Student Volunteer Group at Salem,
but there are several girls who are
vitally interested in this work.
Among these are; Ruth Marsden,
Emily Sargent, Elizabeth Mi
Mary Johnson, Elizabeth Roper,
Sally Hege, Ruth Fogleman, Marion
Allen and Grace Martin.
1 and
this city have been giving a series,
of talks at the Rejmolds Auditorium
on March 11, 13, 1-i and 1
part of a project in observ:
Vocational Guidance Week.
Dr. Rondthaler spoke on teaching,
as a profession. Mr. Higgins spoke
on chemistry as a profession, Mrs.
Rondthaler discussed the calling of
a Home-Maker, and Mr. Vardell
spoke on Music, as a vocati
each instance the speaker discussed
the importance of his vocation in
the World’s Work, the nature of the
profession, the necessary qualities
for success in the work, the prepa
ration necessary, the financial re
turns, and the advantages and dis
advantages of the vocetion.
Hymns Is Y. W. C.A.
Vesper Subject
Margaret Johnson Gi
the History and Vs(
es Talk
of Hymns
The program of Y. W. Vespers
Sunday, ;\Iareh 9, consisted of a
talk on “Hymns” by Margaret
Johnson with illustrative selections
by the choir.
From the earliest eras of history
religion has been wedded to song.
In every stage of civilization and in
almost every form of worship this
has been true. I'rom the rude ula-
tions of savage men, with the monot
onous beat of the tom tom, to the
s|)Icndid choirs of the Hebrew tem
ples that sang psalms, accompanied
by stringed and brazen instruments,
the very heart of the Hebrew re
ligion anil worship lay within its
religious songs.
The songs of Deborah light the
period of the Judges. The gospel
era came forth in the midst of holy
songs, hymned by angels, by holy
men and women, and by the mother
of our I.ord. From that day on
church of Jesus has been vocal with
. Allen Sutherland has commented
on the fact that hymns are rarely
sectarian, so that Roman Catholics
and Protestants sing and enjoy the
In selecting hymns for a meeting
one must take into consideration the
topic of the sermon or the type of
meeting and must select hymns that
will help create the desired atmos
phere. For example suppose the
■speaker was using as his subject
“Christ, the Burden Bearer,” would
not the hymn “In the Cross
Christ I Glory,” be most suitable for
the occasion.? Suppose the subject
was “He that Overcometh.”
Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
would be appropriate.
'rhere are also many prayer
liynins, a beautiful and significant
one being “Jesus I-over of My Soul,
written by John W'esley a century
and a half ago. It has long s
become recognized as one of
noblest expressions of Christian
Miss Johnson told the story of the
writing of this song and of that of
the great processional “Onward
Christian Soldiers.” The latter
written by Gould as a processional
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Students to Pay Cash
For Cutting Classes
That every student who misses a
class without an excuse shall be
quired to pay a fine of fifty cc
was a plan adopted by the general
faculty of North Carolina State Col
lege at a meeting on March. It
hoped that the scholarship of the i
stitution will be raised thereby.
The plan also rules that a student
sliall either make up or receive
zero on all written work missed for
any reason, the make-up work to be
done under the supervision of ar
vanced student or an instructor ap
proved by the department that the
work is in. Furthermore, a fee of
fifty cents will be charged for the
make-up unless the absence is
cuscd by the dean of students, and
this fee will be one dollar if the
student fails to present himself for
the work, unless the absence is ex
cused by the instructor in the course.
There has been much adverse
criticism of the plan, the students
are radically opposed to it, and
some have even said that they would
leave the school if such a plan
put into effect. It appears that they
will have to leave, for, according
President Brooks, the plan will
into effect at the beginning of the
third term, March 14, 1929.
Junior Whoopee Gives
Clever Entertainment
Minstrel and Cabaret Furnish Fun
And Thrills for Large Crowd
More adjectives, please! Unfor
tunately a limited vocabulary sadly
lacks adequate words by which the
Junior Whoopee of last Saturday
ight might be spoken of in a jus
tifying manner. The basement of
Alice Clewell rang with fun, pep,
thrills, music, laughter, and dancing.
One was swept from a touch of the
arm South and old plantations, to
le joy and frivolity of a Northern
ight club, and from thence side
tracked into a weird and hair-raising
'House of Horrors,” the name of
wliich is sufficient explanation. On
very hand were entertainments of
■aried and novel nature. There was
opportunity to have the palm read
by the expert Madame Foretellit,
who astounded her customers by her
accurate insight into their past lives,
and with acceptable prophecies of
the future.
The outstanding feature of the
evening was a negro minstrel, com
posed of members of the Junior and
I'reshman classes. Their excellent
interpretation of the “ebony arts”
won such praise as Al. G. Fields
might well have envied. As “head
man” and director of the minstrels,
Mary Brewer added greater laurels
to her crown of accomplishments.
Estie Lee Clore and Wilhelmina
Wohlford successfully took the leads
in many popular song hits, and were
harmoniously supported by the other
members of the cast. The difficult
art of clogging was exhibited with
skill and ease by Lavinia Jefferies
and Martha Delaney. This act and
the clever rendition of “Down By
the Old Mill Stream,” by a well-
trained quartet received numerous
curtain calls. The production, pol
ished to its fine points, gave evi
dence of ability and hard work,
which combined, never fail to spell
Among other features of the
“Whoopee,” was a dance by Lillyan
Newell and Adelaide Webb, which
was charming in its unique charac
ter. Millicent Ward sang two solos
in her usual delighting manner,
which were aided by Daisy Litz with
artistic gestulations. Music for the
occasion was furnished by a “home-
talent” orchestra, which played upon
extremely difficult instruments known
as “horns.”
Tlic entire program was unusual
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Students’ Recital Given
In Music Hour
Program of Piano, Voice and Violin
Numbers Rendered
A very enjoyable students’ recital
was given at Music Hour on Thurs
day, March 14. A variety of piano,
voice and violin numbers were ren
dered. The program was as fol
lows ;
Scherzino Dennee
Miss Gladys Hedgeeock
Berceuse Schytte
Miss Sara Wilson
Jim Burleigh
Miss Paige Charles
Memories Mokrejs
Miss Eleanor Idol
Valse Impromptu Von Wilm
Miss Anita Dunlap
Love Has Eyes Bishop
I Know a Lovely Garden
Miss Martha Sargent
Consolation Dennee
Miss Margaret Siewers
A Brown Bird Singing Wood
By the Waters of Minnetonka
Miss Annie Sue Sheets
Marche Mignonne Poldini
Miss Helen Fowler

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