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Senior Class Prepares
To Give Mystery Play
Characters, Settings and Cos
tumes For Senior Play
Are Being Selected
sfon - Sa\e'”
At last the Senioi
l;ge are bringing a
i of Salem Col-
reat which
])lay full of thrills, ghosts, bodiless
hands, screams, love making, escaped
convicts, and male members of the
faenltv. “The Hidden Guest,” 1
Marion Sliarj) and Pauline Fhelp
is a mystery play to be presented
two nights after Halowe’en. Noth
ing is to be lacking except Camels
for the girls; however this vacancy
will be filled by an effecttd car off
stage. Scenery is to be another at
traction. Mr. Fuller Sams has kind-
off er
let the Seniors use
1 he has at the Audi-
I Theatre
r and be thrilled
Come to the pb
by blood-curdling
eounted-for noises, ardent love-mak
ing, and your dignified
the faculty—in entirel;
roles. Something new, sometliing
different is to be offered by the
Senior class of Slaem Colk-ge. T5i
waiting to come and solve the mvs-
tiry of “The Hidden Guest.”
Watch The Salpinite for hints as
to the cast and tin: ])lot of this start
ling stage presentation.
Social Service Groups
Makes Charity Visits
Salem Girls Visit Y. W. C. A.
And Children’s Home
During Past Week
There is at the city Y. W. C. A.
a group of girls who are less fortu
nate than the girls at Salem, girls
who have never had a chance to re-
c(;ive a proper college education. It
is the privilege of any Salem Col-
leg(' girl who desires, to help these
])00r industrial girls. I.ast yea
certain evenings a group of students
went to the city “Y” and held
classes which, they enjoyed and
^vhich helped the others.
Also, out at the Children’s Home
there are numbers of tiny childi
who are eager for some outsider
wearing jewels or carrying a com-
l>act to come and play wtih them.
The older boys and girls too are al
ways anxious t otalk to and listen to
the “Y” girls. It is a pleasant
sight to see their faces brighten a
the sight of a stranger who is sur
to prove interesting in some way.
Musical Program at
Vesper Services
Y. W. Features Selections By
Members of the Music
Y. W. C. A. Ves])crs for Sunday,
September 29, was in charge of the
musical department of the organiza-
Tlie service was opened with
Xot many people know of the good
mbers of " Institute, and its work. It has
, for its slogan, “Not Charity, b
different .. n ■ j.
'^hancc. Its purpose cs to care
oor men and women who are out of
ork, and while caring for them find
tliem jobs. Each year a group of
Salem girls cook a dinner for these
people and talks to them on person
al matters which will help them
improve themselves physically.
This is only the briefest oiitli
of the different phases of work the
Social Service group does during the
There are visits to var‘
istitutions and also there
different interesting phases of local
3; of a
Lillie Taylor
sage. This \
other hymn.
Miss Eleanor Shaffner, head of
harp department, played two very
beautiful and impressive selections
They were; McDowell’s “To a Wat
er Lilv,” and “Pavane.”
Miss Blanch Phillip’s selection
“Teach Me to Prav,” was very love
ly and very well rendered. Aftei
Miss Phillip’s song, Miss Hazel
Reid, violin instructor, playtd a
very delightful White-Kreisler se
lection entitled “Nobody Knows tht
Trouble I See.”
The service was closed with t
hymn and the repeating of the Y
W, C. A. watchword.
The musical committee deserves
much credit and many congratula
tions for the attractive progri
had arranged. Such a progr;
a true proof of the great amount of
“home talent” that we
Salem. All of the selections played
were most appropriate and were re
markalily will rendered. The largf
and enthusiastic crowd attending the
service was ]>roof enough of the
preeiation that the student body and
faculty hold for the Y. W. ('. A. and
its work here on our campus.
Women May Rule Ireland
1 have the r
Great Interest Shown
In Pierrette Tryouts
Judges Have Difficult Task In
Selecting New Members
For the Organization
That there is an inexpressible lure
footlights, grease paint, and make
shift scenery certainly manifested it-
in the Pierrette tryouts, held
Thursday and Friday nights. Thirty
four students went through the or
deal of reading or reciting before the
•ommittee, which was composed of
Dr. Willoughby, Miss Lilly, Mis
Wilson, Athena Campourakis, Milli
Ward, Adelaide Winston, an'
Edith Kirkland.
The problem bebore the committee
is great, for out of that large nu
r only seven could be admitted ii
the Pierrette Players because of the
limited membership—twenty being
the maximium number.
lie contestants were judged
their enunciation, poise, and expres-
Each was given careful con
sideration, and as the final result
the following were given invitations
to become members: Fritz Firey,
I^nora Riggan, Blanche Phillips.
Lydia Womelsdorf, Betty' Sloane,
Carrington Holeman, and Catherine
Salem Secures New
Mathematics Instructor
Guilford Coach Now Meets
Two Classes At Salem
Each Week
Another new professor has been
recruited to the Department of
Mathematics. He is Mr. John An
derson, of Guilford College. Mr,
Anderson obtained a Bachelor ol
Science degree at Hendrix College,
Arkansas, where his father formerly
was president. For the .past twc
years he has been teaching Mathe
matics at Southern College, Florida,
adequate preparation for his work at
Salem. At present he has charge of
athletics at Guilford, and comi
Salem three days a week in ord
meet classes in Freshman Mathe
The faculty and students of Salem
College are very glad to welcome Mr.
Anderson, regretting, however, that
he is not a more familiar figure on
the campus.
,s of Northern Ireland
and are expected to exert a st
influence in the coining election. The
total number of voters was 785,871,
compost'd of l.OO,!)!.') women and
men, the women leading
15,959. Fair voters have a majority
in Belfast, Derry Citv. County An
trim and County Down, while the
mtn outnumber them in the Counties
of Derry, Armagh, Feragh and Ty-
The I.ambda Chapter of Alpha
Chi Alpha was organized at Salem
during the 1928-1929 term. The
chapter started, with eight charter
members who were initiated and ac
cepted by the National council in
A))ril. A number of the members
of both the Salemite and Sights and
III.lightX staffs who are interested in
the development of journalism and
who have done creditable work for
two years are eligible for member-
slii]). Salem is the only college in
North Carolina which has a chapter.
Several of the northern colleges and
universities have several famous au
thors among their alumna groups;
Edna St. Vincent Milley, Zona Gale,
Dorothy Canfield, Alene Kilmer and
several others.
(Continued on Page Three)
The United States Civil Ser
vice Commission announces the
following open competitive ex
(II«„e EonomicO
Applications for scientific
aide (home economics) must be
on file with the Civil Service
Commission at Washington, D.
C., not later than November 5,
A vacancy exists in the Bu
reau of Home Economics, De
partment of Agriculture in
Washington, D. C.
The entrance salary of this
position is $1,800 a year.
The duties are to assist in
making a study of the chemical
composition of foods; examin
ing records and reports; and
classifying, calculating, and
recording data.
Competitors will be rated on
practical questions and on edu
cation and experience.
Full information may be ob
tained from the United States
Civil Service Commission at
Washington, D. C., or from the
Secretary of the United States
Civil Service Board of Exam
iners at the post office or cus
tom house in any city.
Mrs. Patterson Speaks
On Roumania
Two Anniversaries In
Rondthaler Family
Both Bishop Rondthaler and
President Rondthaler Ob
serve Anniversaries
In the early morning of October
1867, Rev. Edward Rondthaler,
en a young Moravian minister of
ew York City, took as his bridi
iss Mary Jacobson, daughter of
Bishop Joiin E. Jacobson, of Beth
lehem, Pa. The wedding ceremony
IS performed in the ancient Mo-
yian chapel at Bethlehem, and im-
'diately at its close, the young
uple left for a trip to Niagara
On Monday, last. Bishop and Mrs.
Rondthaler observed the sixty-sec
ond anniversary of their marriage.
The observance was very quiet and
the Bishop spent a busy, active day,
(Continued on Page Three)
Chapel Speaker Tells Of Visit
To Roumanian Court
After World War
Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, whom Dr.
Rondthaler introduced as being Sa
lem’s most versatile alumna, was the
speaker at Y. P. M. on Wednesday
morning, October 2. Her subject
was “Queen Marie and Roumania,”
at the request of the student body,
instead of her original assigned top-
Mrs. Patterson, who has long been
associated with state and national
educational, historical, and political
societies, is well acquainted with the
most intimate knowledge of Rou
mania and its royal family, for after
the World War she became engaged
in welfare work in the Balk;
visited the royal palaces several
times. In her speech, which
characteirzed by humour as we
interesting information, Mrs. Patter
son endeavored to give to her audi
ence an accurate conception of
Queen Alarie as a woman rather than
merely as a queen.
According to Mrs. Patterson,
Queen Marie is not only one of the
most beautiful women in the world,
but she is also one of the most in
telligent and cultured, having been
reared in the brilliant courts of Eng
land and Ru.isia. The Queen uses
her beauty as a medium for control
her people, since it inspires
their love and respect. She is gifted
with an artistic temperament and a
great love for her adopted country.
Mrs. Patterson cited numerous war
idents in which Queen Marie met
danger bravely, often at the risk of
her life. During Bolshevik and aer-
iplane raids, and during the bom
bardment of Budapest by the Ger-
ns, she stayed at her post of duty,
the hospitals and army camps, in
spite of her own personal troubles.
The Queen considers herself the
mother of all Roumanian soldiers.
Queen Marie’s interest in America
and in American politics are notable.
Also, Mrs. Patterson said that the
whole country of Roumania regards
the United States as an embodiment
of the guardian angel spirt, on ac
count of the services which the Unit
ed States rendered Roumania at thi
close of the World War.
References which the speake;
made to Roumania show that it i
Roman in aesthetic qualities, a coun
try of great physical beauty, with it:
mountains and green plains and
picturesque, ancient cities. lit
the Balkans the east meets the
Europe and Asia merge. Orient and
Occident mingle. Thus are they
portant, as a connecting link. J
Patterson predicts that the 1
world movement will originate from
Asia, that the balance of power has
shifted from the Atlantic
Pacific, and that Asia, witl
old culture and civilization, will be
the ruling power of the world.
In closing Mrs. Patterson urged
her audience to remember beautiful
Marie and Roumania, but especially
to remember with great leadership
comes vast responsibilities. Salem,
she says, can train for those respon
sibilities, for its foundation is God.
Sigma Omicron Alpha
Reviews Activities
Debating Society Presents Pro
gram and Elects Officers
For the New Year
Sigma Omicron Alpha, Salem’s
new debating society, held its first
meeting of tlie year on Tuesday',
October 1, in the Campus Living
Room of Alice Clewell Bulding. Aft
er the meeting was called to order
by the president, Grace Martin, the
subject for debate was announced:
Resoved, that the Study of Modern
Languages is More Beneficial Cul
turally to the Student than the Study
of History. The participants were
Affirmative: Mary Ayers Payne,
Athena Campourakis.
Negative: Beulah May Z.ichary,
Kathryn Sehlegcl.
After a lively discussion on this
interesting topic, the debate was won
by the negative side.
The following officers were elected
for the oncoming j'ear:
Vice-President: l?eulali May Zach-
Seeretary: Elizabeth Ward.
Chairman of Program Committee:
Alice McRae Caldwell.
After the president had welcomed
the new and old members of the club,
the meeting was adjourned.
■"■le new members of tlx; Club are:
Virginia Bass, Anna Preston, I,ouise
Stevenson, Adelaide Silverstein,
ces Douglass, Elizabeth Ward,
: M. Caldwell, I.ucv Woolwine,
and Helen I-ewis.
The first college daily to be pub
lished in the South, The Daily Tai
Heel, is ebing publi.shed by the stud
ents of the University of North
Carolina. This college daily,
ering both the town and University
news, made its appearance ten days
Forty years ago the Tar Heel
first published as a weekly, then it
became a tri-weekly and last spring
the students voted to make it a daily.
Green Holder, of Greensboro, a
senior, is editor-in-chief of the
Co-Eds To Help
Purify Colleges
Bring About a Decline in
Drinking by the Male
New York, Sept. 28—The young-
• generation, denounced as playing
fast and loose with the ideals eher-
ished by their elders, may not be
such a had lot after all. In fact,
itudj' of the subject is leading to
the suspicion that in some respects
they may be equal in morals and
self-respect and certainly freer and
ore independent.
The question, “Is my daughter
safe at college?” is answered in
Good Housekeeping Magazine by
Rita S. Halle, after extensive and
thorough investigation among the
850,000 college students of the coun
There is smoking and drinking and
other irregularit}' in the colleges, the
writer admits, bu tthey are infinitely
less prevalent than many persons
have been led to believe. A most
thorough search fails to disclose more
than a fractional jier cent of college
girls guilty of improper conduct—
not more than one-tenth of one per
Much noise has been made oyer a
few isolated examples found, but the
writer discovered that the bulk of
the talk is hearsay and rumor. Each
college has heard' that the neighbor
ing college has had some trouble,
and the neighboring colleges return
the complimcnt. It is like a mirage
that disappears as one approaches it.
Regarding drinking, which has
come to be considered a college prob
lem since the advent of prohibition,
the interesting statement is made
that “there is a pretty general agree
ment that drinking in colleges in
all parts of the country is not only
less than in pre-prohibition days, but
that it is definitely on the decrease
in the last four or five years.”
The police in most college towns
agree that drinking by students is
on the decrease. While some boys
consider it collegiate to drink, the
decline in the practice is attributed
chiefly to the students themselves,
(Continued on Page Three)

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