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Heads Extend Hearty
Greetings to Newcomers
Department Heads, College Officers
and Others Welcome Both Old
and Xetc Students to Salem
Dear old girls and dt-ar new girls;
All summer long ears from every
where have drawn up in front of
Main Hall and interested tourists
have alighted. They have wandered
through beautiful Salem eampus,
down the broad walk to the steps
and down to Lovers’ Leap and'baek
again, full of enthusiaani over its
loveliness. And no wonder, for the
erepe myrtles have been blooming in
a riot of color—the whole gamut of
rose-pinks and lavendars.
But now the eampus will be yours
again and you yourselves will be
come the rainbow color against the
green which will delight us.
Of course, old girls, you expect to
' see five fully equipped and com
pleted new buildings when you re
turned,—but wait a minute! Have
you any idea how maddeningly in
tricate are building plans to the last
searching and irrevocable detail? If
you have, you will know what has
iieen taking place here this summer,
and how we’ve been reading nothing
but blue prints.
But at last the bids are out and
soon bricks and mortar will begin to
fly. The new Home Economics
Building, east of the I.aboratories,
the I.ouisa P. Bitting dormitory,
north of the Gym., and the three
Academy buildings over on the hill,
will rise into being under our very
' ?\Ir. Tally is making a new soccer
•Mid h(K'k>‘y fi“id in the meadows
where beans and corn flourislied ere
this, and prospects are good for a
new basketball field with a fine hill
side sideline for rooters. I have even
been told that an academy field is
being planned for the top of the hill
ing about the campus and so
things about to happen, that one
never knows.
You will all be charmed with the
I.ibrary in its beautiful new decora
tion and arrangement. The decora
tion is a gift from Dr. Rondthaler’s
Bible Class, a class of very generous
and thoughtful men, who, you know
occupy the I.ibrary on Sunday morn-
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Y. W. C. A. Holds
Vesper Service
I.urge Attendance at First I . JV.
Service of the Year
, The first Y. W. C. A. Vesper
service of the new year was held
in the campus living room of Alice
Clewell Building on Sunday evening.
After the opening hymn Elizabeth
, McClaugherty began the program by
playing a violin solo, “Largo. The
next feature was a reading, “Seek
ing,” by Mary Elizabeth Meeks.
Then Millicent Ward sang “One
Sweetly Solemn Thought, and Ern
estine Tliies ended the program with
an appropriate poem. As usual,
even the routine part of the service,
the processional, the hymns, and the
scripture reading, were very enjoy
The large attendance on Sunday
night was extremely gratifying to
the Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. It is their
sincere hope that the students, both
new and old, will continue to mani
fest interest, and will not w'onder
“Do We have to go?” but will look
forward to going each week.
The programs are not always of
a musical nature but are pleasantly
varied. Frequently there arc speak
ers, prominent men in town or from
out of town, ministers, professors, Y.
W. or Y. M. workers. Then on oc
casion the speaker comes from the
student body or the faculty.
Helkn Hart Fuller
Head of Dept. Public School Mus
Hobart Upjohn Speaker
At First Chapel
Architect Revines His Plans Vo
AVrc Campus Buildings
Salem College and Academy be
gan its 158tli session on Thursday
morning, Sept. 12. Many alumnae,
local citizens and friends were pres
ent for the formal opening and a
great number of greetings were
sent by absent alumnae. The new
senior class sang the traditional
liymn, 'Standing at the Portal of
the Opening Year,” as a procession
al. Dr. Rondthaler directed the
ercises. He welcomed the new stud
ents and greeted the senioT-s in theii
new dignity. He called attention tc
the peculiar pride of Salem in th
statement: “Of itself, age is neithci
something for which we are undul}
proud nor ever asliamed, but it is t
notable heritage in particular in thi^
institution. It means that through
more than a century and a half, nc
one day has been lost through th
many vicissitudes wliieh liave beset
its life.”
Mr. Hobart Upjohn, who will
erect the Patterson-Bahnson-Shaff-
ner buildings, was the speaker. Dr.
Rondthaler liad already referred to
the completion of the plans
tliese new buildings; the forn
three housing Salem Academv, the
new practice house, and the I.ouisa
P. Bitting Memorial Dormitory, and
had asked the students for patience
in dealing witli existing congested
conditions and for co-operation
during the coming year. Mr. Up
john spoke of the type of architec
ture of the new' buildings. They
have been designed to harmonize
with the other buildings on the
campus. He said that the origin of
people always exerts a marked
Feet on their building. The same
aracteristics which are found in
the buildings in Salem are found in
Bethlehem, Pa., in other Moravian
ttlements and even in the original
home in Germany and Austria. Their
nfluence on architecture can be
traced whereever their w'anderings
have led them. Salem, he says, de
veloped in a distinctly different way
from the other colonies. It has a
peculiar spirit of its own. The Co
lonial characteristics, the use of
Flemish bricks, the definite color
schemes, and the small window
panes, were given a special ada])ta-
tion in this community.
The exquisite simplicity that
marks the old buildings will also
mark the new group. Their modesty
and blending plainess will have a
strong appeal. The bricks used will
be almost exactly like those in the
old buildings. There will be a large
central administration building with
(Continued on Page Three)
Salem Adds Two New
Faculty Members
Miss Helen Hart Fuller Heads De
partment of Public School Music
and Mr. Arletj Theodore Curlee
to Head Mathematics Dept.
Miss Helen Hart I'uller comes to
us from North western L'niversity,
She has a degree in public school
music and several years of experi
ence in teaching which equip her
a^iequately to act as head of the de
partment of Public School Music.
She is giving courses in ear training,
historv of umsic, appreciation of
music, and methods in public school
music. .Miss Fuller’s presence at
S.-dem makes it jiossible for students
to take the Bachelor of Music degree
with their major in public school
music. During the first two years
of this course the work coincides
with the course as formerly offered,
the special work beginning in the
junior year and continuing through
graduation. Already a number of
juniors have enrolled for this new
course and .several of the freshmen
profess that it was a particular at
traction to them.
New Campus Buildings
To Be Erected Soon
Arley Theodore Corlee
Head of Mathematics Department
In c
ection with the r
■. de
partment, it is interesting to note
that the enrollment of music ms'
reased more than fifty per
last year. Because the quality
of the talent evinced seems to cor-
ipond favorably with the added
members. Perhaps it is not amiss,
but fitting to make such a comment.
Salem is fortunate to have £
head of the mathematics department
this year Mr. Arley Theodore Cur
lee. He has received the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts ' uid .Jaster of
Arts, and lias also completed nearly
11 of the residence work for his
Joctor’s degree. He formerly taught
at the ITniversity of North Carolina.
During the ])ast summer Mr. Curlee
studied at the University of Chicago.
Pan-Hellenic Council
Holds First Meeting
Inter-Sorrority Officers Elected For
Coming School Year
On Friday night, Sept. 13, tlie
an-Hellenie Council met, in
cond floor living-room of Alice
[ewell Building, for the first time year. The offijcers elected for
1929-;iO are: President, Eva Hack-
•, Theta Delta Pi; Vice-president,
rgaret Ross Walker, Alpha Phi
Kappa; Secretary, Agnes Pollock,
Delta Sigma Delta; Treasurer, Ed
ith Kirkland, Alpha Phi Kappa.
The secretary read the rules and
penalties formerly agreed upon by
the Council. Then the motion
made and carried that no sore
member shall rush, or in any way
pay marked attention to Sophomores
gible for sorority membership. This
inforcement of an old rule went in-
immediate effect. It will be ob-
.,erved particularly during the en
suing two weeks, with a legal inter
mission on Thursday, September the
eteenth, which is Date Day, and
another intermission on the follow
ing Wednesday, Rush Day. Bids will
be issued on Thursday, September
nee the meeting on Friday night
sorority has chosen its Pan-
Hellenic representatives. They are:
Beta Beta Phi, Adelaide Webb
(President), and Elizabeth Strowd;
Delta Sigma Delta, Agnes Pollock
(President), and Annie Koonce Sut-
Theta Delta Pi, Lucile Hassell
(President), and Elizabtith Allen;
Alpha Phi Kappa, Miry Gwyn
Hickerson (President), and Milli
cent Ward.
Naturalist Lectures
At Expanded Chapel
Mr. Garland Shirley Gives Interest
ing Address on Bird-Lore
Mr. Garland Shirley, a musician,
composer, and naturalist of note,
gave the address at the first expand
ed chapel hour on W'ednesday, Sep
tember 18, giving a study of bird-
loie. In introducing Mr. Shirley,
who is a distant relative to the late
Dean Shirlev of Salem College, Dr.
Rondthaler stated that ho was
ticularly interested in acquainting
the college students with bird-lore,
because Salem campus, with its
est of fifty acres and its stream
a natural sanctuary for birds.
Mr. Shirley used colored slides
and musical scores which were i
erly imitative of bird calls, as i
tiations of his address. Many of
the songs were composed by
speaker himself.
Although there is an important
commercial side to bird preserva
Mr. Shirley stated that he would
speak only from the aesthetic stand
point. The most beautiful birds in
America are rapidly becoming ex
tinct, because they are the most con
spicuous targets for marksmen.
Therefore Mr. Shirley considers it
essential to acquaint everyone with
the types of birds, in carrying out
the programs of the bird-preserva-
tion societies. With the recent de
velopments in determining the
nomie status of birds, however, ii
birds have been saved from extinc-
The colored slides first showed the
bald-eagle, the national bird of
America, found in the western sec-
of the country, where it is
often considered a pest, but, accord
ing to Mr. Shirley, its constructive
tions in destroying hawks and in-
ets offset its rare destructive ac-
ms in killing domestic animals.
In rapid succession were shown
the red-tailed hawk, the sparrow-
hawk, and the marsh-hawk, all of
Inch are useful in destroying rod-
nts, bugs, and in keeping the bobo
links moving in the rice fields to
destroy the bugs. Other hawks, the
sharpshin, the cooper, and the red-
shouldtred hawk, which were pic
tured, are feared by farmers on ac
count of their tendency to steal
'hickens and rabbits.
In speaking of the monkey-faced
owl, tlie woodpecker, the yellow
breasted chad, the bob-white, the
red-bird, the robin, the mocking
bird, the hoot-owl, the gold-finch,
the brown-thrasher, the meadowlark,
tlie Carolina tit-mouse, the Balti-
nore oriole, the house wren, and the
■at-bird, Mr. Shirley not only dis
cussed the appearance and habits of’
the birds, but also gave clever imita
tions of their songs and calls.
AVrc Buildings Will Do Much to
FAiminate Congestion at Salem
Two new buildings, a Home Eco
nomics Practice House and a new
college dormitory, will soon be erect
ed on Salem College campus. Con
struction will be begun upon the
former immediately, and it will be
ready for use by the 1930 fall open
ing of the college, while definite
plans for the erection of the latter
have not been completed.
The practice house, gift of an
anonymous donor, will stand east of
the President’s residence on the site
of the present basketball courts, fol
lowing the colonial design of Salem
architecture, it will contain a li" ing
room, dining room, kitchen, pantry,
and study of the Head of the De
partment of Home Economics on the
first floor, and four bedrooms and
two baths on the second floor. Space
will also be available on the third
floor when needed. This building
will adequately fulfill the needs of
the Home Economics Department in
its practical demonstration work.
The new college dorrpitory, a gift
of Mrs. W. N. Reynolds in memory
of her mother, Louisa P. Bitting, will
stand east of the Alice Clewell
Building. It will follow' the original
(Continued on Page Three)
Freshman Week Proves
Of Decided Interest
es for New Students Noter in
Full Stt'ay
At Salem College the school year
1929-.‘S0 has had a most promising
start. That is due largely to the
character of the incoming freshman
class, iudged on short acquaintance
as it were. At a glance they seem
to be neither over-verdant nor over
sophisticated, a nice state of mod-
tration if only it will stand the test
of the coming months. The swim
ming meet and Tennis Tournament
were indicative of their physical fib
er; and there will be plenty of men
tal and spiritual quizzes anon.
An incident has occurred which be
spoke a rare and pleasing conscient
iousness in at least one freshman;
whether she is truly representative
of the group remains to be seen. On
Friday afternoon an innocent young
newcomer timidly asked a senior
to show her the way to the Presi
dent’s house. The senior, while
irting the freshman part of the
distance, inquired solicitously just
what the trouble was, and learned
that the earnest young person w’ant-
ed permission from Dr. Rondthal-
) absent herself from the sight
seeing tour in order to prepare one
of her lessons before the Treasure
Hunt. Even a petrified senior can
be touched by such naivite as that.
Apparently most of the freshmen
had prepared their lessons sufficient
ly well to enjoy both the sight-see-
tour and the treasure hunt,
without any pangs of conscience,
ever, the upperclassmen stem-
I have a monoply on the treasure,
engulfing lollypops from 8:00 P. M.
nto the night. It is hoped that
they -will not have to replace the
freshmen in the infirmary as a result
of their puerile gormandizing. To
the newcomers out of their at
tractive rooms in the emergency dor
mitory would be lamentable.
Those in authority nonchalantly
refrain from referring to the enroll-
;, notably enlarged this year,
a so, the press, possessed of less
refined sensibilities and more immod-
: enthusiasm, cannot forego the
pleasure of registering delight at
seeing the old tribe increase. May
it increase in strength and charac-
,s well as iu numbers!

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