North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. X.
Number 12.
Dr. John R. Mott
Speaker at Conference
At Student Conference in Ra
leigh Dr. Mott Discusses
Mission of Christianity
More tlian eighty representatives
from different North Carolina col
leges met at State College for a
luncheon on Wednesday to hear Dr.
John R. Mott discuss the problem
of the world mission of Christianity
today. Dr. Mott is the leading
student of Christian Missions, hav
ing made four trips around the world
to study conditions abroad, having
attended fifty-one congresses of the
leaders of all churches and races,
and being president of the Interna
tional council of Christian Missions.
Dr. Mott presided at the conference
in Jerusalem, 1928, where the repre
sentatives of fifty nations and races
met to face the problem of missions.
Dr. Mott stated that there on the
Mount of Olives he heard again the
call of God through the representa
tives to give himself to the cause of
Christian Missions, to study the pur
pose, objectives, guiding principles,
methods and message of the great
movement. In fulfilling that call he
made his last tour of the world, the
impression of which he presented at
the conference.
The forces of pure Christianity
are today facing an absolutely unpre
cedented situation, unprecedented
primarily in opportunity. Every
where today the doors are wide open
to the penetrating influence of Jesus
Christ. The Christians of today will
be expected some day to account for
the way in which they have used the
opportunity. Secondly the situation
is unprecedented in urgency. Mod
ern machinery has quickened the
pace of the world. There is a rising
tide of nationalism and racial patri
otism which must be used to advan
tage at its flood state. The nations
must be trusted now, and helped in
the foundation building stage of
their development if the best is to
be drawn out of them. The world
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Posture Week Closes
With Pageant
Anna Preston and Frances
Bowland Receive Prizes
For Best Posture
The posture pageant and contest
followed by a dance which was held
last Saturday night in the basement
of Alice Clewell building prove 1 a
decided success in every way. Anna
Preston was judged as the Si,1cm
girl having the best posturt, while
Frances Bowland was awarded the
same honor as an Academy student.
“Posture Through the Ages,” pre
sented by the Athletic Association,
was w'armly received by a large audi
ence. This pageant gave the his
tory of posture and illustrated it
from ancient Greece to the present
time, including Grecian Grace and
Poise, the Age of Chivalry, Colonial
Age, the Old I'ashioned Girl, the
World War Period, and the Modern
Girl. The actors displayed talent
and good training.
The Posture Contest was the next
attraction. Each participant was at
tired in a bathing suit and walked
out before the judges by herself to
show her posture. Out of this group
four were chosen for reconsideration.
To Anna Preston as winner of the
college contest the Athletic Associa
tion presented a vase which was sym
bolic of grace, poise, balance and
other requisites of good posture.
Runners up were Velleda James,
Mary Catherine Siewers, and Anne
Meister. Frances Bowland of the
Academy was also awarded a vase.
The dance which followed was de
lightful. The Salem Syncopating
Serenaders displayed their usual
pep and vigor and added the final
touch to a most enjoyable evening.
Salem Pupils
Give Recital
Delightful Program Presented
To Large Audience Last
Pupils of Ernest L. Schofield,
head of the voice department, were
heard in a recital in Memorial Hall
last week. A most interesting and
enjoyable program was presented
and a large audience of music lov
ers and friends of the college ap
plauded the singers with enthusiasm.
Good tone production, clear dic
tion, artistic phrasing and attention
to interpretative detail characterized
the work of the various soloists who
were assisted by the Glee Club of
the college under the direction of
Mr. Schofield. This organization of
sixty-odd singers made a decided im
pression, this being its first appc;»r-
ance in concert this season.
The chorus sang with vivacity and
enthusiasm. Here, again, careful
attention to the details of attack,
release, nuance, diction and tonal
balance was much in evidence. Mr.
Schofield proved an effective and au
thoritative conductor.
The program was opened by Miss
Millieent Ward, who sang “Mornin’
on ze Old Bayou,” by Strickland,
and “Thy Beaming Eyes,” by Mae-
Dowell, with much charm. She was
followed by Miss Blanche Phillips
in del Biego’s “Homing” in which
she achieved fine expression and an
effective climax. Miss Wilhelmina
Wohlford appeared next in a group
of songs, “Piute’s Dreams,” by
Huerter, and “Come to the Fair,”
by Martin. Her lyric soprano voice
was much enjoyed by the audience.
The air, “Lascia ch’io pianga,”
from Handel’s Rinaldo, was sung
with delightful expression by Miss
Elizabeth Rondthaler. Miss Elea
nor Bagwell appeared next, singing
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Miss Sallie Hege, discussing The
CuUural Value of Mathematics, and
Mr. Curlee explaining the fourth
dimension, were the speakers at the
December meeting of the Mathe
matics Club, which was held in the
campus living room of Alice Clewell.
Before this program, the presi
dent, Selma Crews, read and ex
plained the constitution of the club
to the new members. At the con
clusion of the program, several math
ematical riddles were solved.
In discussing her subject. Miss
Hege said that any subject or
science is of cultural value if it
makes life fuller and richer, if it
places one in a position of greater
harmony with one’s surroundings, if
it leads one to a better understand
ing of nature, and if it gives one a
better understanding of the develop
ment of the race.
Mathematics is therefore a cul
tural study because out of it grows
confidence of the human intellect;
because it gives training in inde
pendence of mind, and an appreci
ation of closely wover^ system of
thought; because it trains one in rec
ognizing the fundamental features
of a science or a situation; because
it is a common heritage from many
races, and because there is beauty
in mathematics, in its logic and or-
On Friday evening the Science
club met in the science laboratory
It-ctnrc roo;i.. Annit Koonce Juttoii
gave a current event. She told
about how oil wells are being drilled
in the ocean on the coast of Cali
fornia. Mary Ayres Payne made
the talk of the evening. She spoke
about “Endocrine Glands” and il
lustrated her subject with slides
which were thrown on a screen. The
talk was very interesting as well as
Final Hockey Games
Played on Monday
Sophomores Win the Coveted
Hockey Cup in Champion
ship Contest
On Monday afternoon, the final
hockey game was played between the
Freshmen and Sophomores.f Cap
tain Shorty Biles led her team on
the field with the real spirit of ’32
and led it off again victorious.
Shorty Biles and Martha DeLaney
won the laurels of the day. Both
played an excellent game and
weathered the storm like veterans.
The ball was in Freshmen posses
sion over two-thirds of the game but
a lack of determination and fighting
spirit prevented them from scoring
more than once. The final score was
3 — 1 in favor of the Sophomores.
To add to the excitement of the
day, the Seniors and Juniors played
a consolation game. The teams were
about evenly matched, however the
Juniors won by a 2-0 score. The
outstanding players in the Junior-
Senior battle, were Ruth Carter,
Margaret Richardson, Adelaide Win
ston, Adelaide Webb and Mildred
Annual Senior Vespers
In Memorial Hall
Lai-ge Crowd Attends Impres
sive Christmas Vesper Ser
vice Sunday Night
A most beautiful and impressive
ceremony was the traditional “Sen
ior Vespers” held Sunday evening
in Memorial Hall. This rite is one
of unusual charm and dignity and
characterized by the Yuletide spirit
its memory is one long cherished
and remembered. The Seniors open
ed the services singing “Hark, The
Herald Angels Sing,” and entering,
they took their places in unusual
formation on the platform. Dr.
Rondthaler then offered a very beau
tiful prayer, after which the Seniors
formed a choir and sang a succession
of Christmas anthems, including
“Holy Night, Silent Night,” “The
First Noel,” and “O- Come, All Ye
Faithful.” They were accompanied
by Miss Hazel H. Reed, playing the
violin, and Miss Ina Cox at the
Mr. Ernest Schofield sang an old
French carol, “What Perfumes the
Air,” a charming Christmas number,
being followed by a reading by Dr.
Rondthaler of a Christmas poem ex
pressing the child of today’s idea
of the Nativity. Miss Ina Cox at
the organ played “The March of the
Magi” and Miss Estie Lee Clore
sang a Christmas song, “The Virgin
Slumber Song,” by Regar.
The Seniors then descended from
the platform, in pairs, each bearing
a lighted candle. At the center
aisles they were met by their soph
omore assistants who carried un
lighted candles, which were lighted
and one candle given to every mem
ber of the audience. The Seniors
returned to their places on the ros
trum and all sang, “Softly the Night
Is Falling,” after which Dr. Rond-
thaler pronounced the benediction.
Salem Academy Has
Charge of Music Hour
Students of Academy All Take
Part in Beautiful and Im
pressive Pageant
At Music Hour, Thursday, Salem
Academy presented an interesting
and impressive pageant. It centered
around “Adoration,” a painting by
Gerard Honthorst, which represents
the scene of the nativity of Christ.
The worship of the shepherds and
of the kings was shown. Every stu-
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Mrs. Agnes Winslow
Gives Lecture Here
Educational Representative of
Victor Talking Machine
Co. Presents Talk
Mrs. Agnes Winslow, Educational
Representative of the Victor Talk
ing Machine Company, gave a most
interesting lecture and demonstration
to the members of the class in Public
School Music, Monday, at 1:45 in
the music classroom. She discussed
tlie use of the talking machine in
teaching music appreciation in the
primary grades.
Music appreciation was first taught
in the public schools of Milwaukee
twenty years ago. The term “music
appreciation” formerly implied the
enjoyment of music. Recently it
has come to mean not only the enjoy
ment but also the understanding of
music, which is an intellectual pro-
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Salem Girl to
Entertain at Clubs
Mary Brewer Invited to Per
form Before Kiwanis
and Lions Clubs
Mary Brewer, who has for almost
four years been an unfailing and
popular source of amusement on Sa
lem campus, has gained more wide
spread fame than her classmates
may have realized. Recently she has
been invited to be entertainer at two
important social functions. In spite
of the fact that Mary’s first engage
ment was scheduled for Friday, De
cember 13, she remained calm and
unafraid at the intimidating pros
pect of performing her well-known
impersonations before such an im
posing audience as the Mount Airy
Kiwanians and their wives —• on
“Ladies’ Night.” Mrs. L. B. Pen-
dergraph invited Mary to take part
in the program on this occasion.
And now she has received another
request for a presentation. This time
she is to be entertainer at the “La-
die.s’ Night” meeting of the Winston-
Salem Lion’s Club, to be held at the
Country Club some time in January.
Mary JBrewer sends forth an urgent
plea for somebody to do something
that will be suitable for her to imi
tate. “All suggestions will be ap
Due to the difficulty which stud
ents in elementary French had in
conversing with the advanced stud
ents in La Circle i'rancaise, a junior
French club. La Petite Circle Fran-
caise, has recently been organized
with Miss Alice Collins as sponsor
and adviser. The first meeting of
the club, the purpose of which is to
acquaint its members with the songs,
history, customs, and culture of
France, was held Wednesday after
noon, December 11, in the campus
living room of Alice Clewell build
Miss Collins announced that the
Modern Language faculty had, after
due deliberation over the recent try
outs, selected the following ofiieers;
President, Dorothy Heidenrich; first
vice-president. Rose Best; second
vice-president, Ruth Crouse; secre
tary, Mary Alice Beaman; treasurer,
Mary Katherine Siewers. During
the business hour the club chose
Mary Martin as Salemite reporter.
The club further decided to di
vide its membership into committees
of eight, each committee being re
sponsible for one program and social
hour of the club.
The program, which was carried
out entirely in French, was featured
by Christmas carols sung by the
club, selections on the Victrola by
Caruso, and a French story, Les
Sabots de Petit ..Albert, read by
Mary Alice Beaman. The Christ
mas story was read from a French
I Bible by Dorothy Heidenrich.
Second Advent Address
Given In Chapel'
Dr. Rondthaler Interprets the
Shepherd Story Told
By Luke
At the Expanded Chapel service
Wednesday, Dr. Rondthaler gave
the second of a series of Advent ad
dresses, in a beautiful and thrilling
interpretation of the age-old shep
herd story told by Luke.
He began his remarks by saying
that since the shepherds were ostra
cized and had no standing in the
life of the church, ’ the story was
told to them.
“And there were in the same coun
try, shepherds abiding in the field.”
By day the good shepherds take their
herds upon the lofty hilltops so that
they may graze where th^ grass is
freshest and greenest. However,
when night comes, they descend to
the plain, or fields for shelter and
protection against the cold. There,
by the light of the stars and a tiny
fire, some watch, whOe others sleep,
all are silent. This they did two
thousand years ago and do today.
“The glory of the Lord shone
round about them and they were
The light of God’s glory came
upon them with startling suddenness.
Yet there is nothing grotesque or in-
ceivable in the emergence of it. It
is only natural that the men would
be amazed at so unusual a happen
ing, amazed and silently wondering.
Fear came out of the very radiance
of the light. What could be a
sweeter or more natural sequence,
than a voice explaining the light?
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Unusual Program
At Y. W. Vespers
Musical Selections Service Is
Held In Memorial
The Y. W. Vespers service of
Sunday, December 8, consisted of a
program given by a group of music
students from Columbia Heights
High School. The service, which
was held in Memorial Hall, was com
posed of spiritual numbers and other
musical selections. The first num
bers were “He Is Mine” and “Good
I.ord,” sung by a male quartet. After
two soprano solos, “Smilin’ Through’
and “The Rosary,” sung by two of
the girls, the accompanist gave a
rendition of “Liebestraum.” A bass
solo, “Asleep in the Deep,” followed.
The male quartet concluded the pro
gram with “We’re Going Home to
Heaven,” and “Steal Away,” and
gave as an encore “Do You Call
That Religion?”
This was one of the most enjoy
able programs of the year.
On Saturday evening, December
the sixth, the Pierrette Players,
under the auspices of the MacDowell
club, presented two one-act plays,
“Miss Tassey,” and “Pierrette’s
Heart.” The first gave a tragic pic
ture of the disillusionment of the
English shop girl. The following
cast under the direction of Athena
Campourakis gave an excellent in
terpretation of the tragedy:
Rose Clifton—Mary Virginia
Mrs. Postlewaite—
Athena Campourakis
Miss I.imerton Millieent Ward
Sarah Grace Martin
Miss Torrey—Edith Kirkland.
“Pierrette’s Heart,” a delighful
little romance under the direction of
Adelaide Winston was charmingly
presented by the following charac-
Pierrot Lyda Womelsdorf
Pierrette Betty Sloan
The Farmer Carrington Holman

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