Welcome Everybody WIXSTON-SALEM, N. C., SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 1929 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 —bii thcrt 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- (Continued on Page Three) 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 able. 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 ...is 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 twenty-sixth. 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!