kbrary / ^ SOPHOMORE a COURT WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1930. Various Activities Presented at Y.P.M. Heads of Organizations Give Sidelights of Salem Life The second Y. P. M. of the Salem College School year was an unusal one. Many and varied extracur ricular activities were attractively presented to new students and old by the presidents or heads of those groups Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. After Dr. Rondthaler had drawn tlie students’ attention to the two announcements placed daily in Alcmorial Hall, the one the motto, or daily slogan; the otlier, the title of the musical selection used lude, he introduced the extracur ricular activities of Salem College. He stated the fact that these were usually considered unimportant ac tivities having nothing to do with the usual college classes, but that really tliey draw togetlier groups of students in a valuable, permanent, and friendly attitude. Adelaide Winston, President of the Pierrette Players, the dramatic' group on Salem College Campi classified the Pierrettes as a group of girls drawn together by a com mon interest in dramatics. Each Pierrette has charge of the produc tion of at least one play at some time during tlie year. She invited all girls interested to try out for admittance on the following Monday and Tuesday nights at 7 o’clock. I.e Cercle Francais, or the French Club, was introduced by Grace Mar tin, its President. Members of the French Club become better acqa»j^- ed with the French language'and accent because they participate this club. Song, plays, stories, c versation en Francais and incident ally, refreshments, all contribute toward making I.e Cercle Francais Ernestine Theis, Editor-in-Chief of the College Annual, presented Sights and Insights as the perman ent yearly publication of Salem Col lege'. She gave an interesting pic ture of Sights and Insights permanent interpretation of Salem, and asked that all girls interested apply at once for membership in the staff. Kitty Brown told of Salem’s Science Club, otherwise known (to Latin students) as Societas Scicn- tearum Salemensis. This society was begun in 1921 with the intention to stimulate interest in science throughout the world. Any person in tlie three upper classes may join, and a few chosen freshmen. The meetings at whicli scidntifie sub jects are riscussed, occur bimonthly. The first of tliese will be on Sep tember 20 at 7 o’clock in tlie sci ence lecture-room. Edith Kirkland, Editor of The Salemite, Salem’s weekly (not “weaklv,” as she firmly declared) jublication, stated that the paper is not a staif production alone, but that it depends on every student for its existence. Girls can help by suggesting improvements and by supplying odd bits of news to staff members. Tryouts oceured Thurs day after lunch in the Salemitie office. The good qualities of the Mathe matics Club were set forth by Kath ryn Schlegel, who stated that it was one of the youngest organizations on the Campus. Monthly meetings serve to inform members of the relation ship of mathematics to everyday life. Alice McCrae Caldwell informed the group that Sigma Omicron Alpha, Salem’s only debating club, was formed to study the principles of debating, to discuss worthy |)uzzling topics relating to campus life, and to develop the membcrf' speech and poise in public. Miss Fuller, teacher of Publii School music, presented the Mac Dowell Club as the means behind Salem’s Saturday night entertain- (Continued on Page Two) First Vesper Service Held Sunday Evening Helpful Talk Is Given Fresh men and New Girls by Y. W. President Tlie Y. \V. C. A. held its first Vesper Service of the year Sunday it 6:.'i0 in the Campus Liv- of Alice Clewell Building. The service opened with Chopin’s a Impromptu,” by the choir and w’as followed by a hymn and Psalm of Praise. A solo, “Spirit of God” was beautifully rendered by Welhelmina Wohlford. I*ucy Cur led tlie group in prayer and Elizabctli Marx, President of the W. C. A. welcomed botli the new and the old students to the organi zation. The Spirit of Salem, according tc Miss Marx, is best characterized by tlie one word, “Service.” This Ser vice may extend in five directions— Service for God; Service to oui Alma Mater; Service to others Service to the students of the word: and Service to each other. Her welcome was concluded with a poem, “The Touch of Human Hands.” The service closed with the Y. W. watchword, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the I-ord of Hosts.” “The touch of human hands—■ That is the boon we ask; For groping, day by day. Along the stony way, Wc need the comrade heart That understands. The warmth, the living warmth Of human hands. The touch of human hands—■ Not vain, unthinking wordi, N'or that cold charity Which shuns our misery; We seek a loyal friend Who understands. And the warmtli, the living warmth Of human hands.” Student Government And Y. W. Nominations Vice Presidency of “Y” and a Few Representatives to Student Council to Be Elected On Thursday, September 26, the election of a Vice-President of the Y. W. C. A., and Senior and Junior representatives to the Student Coun- I, as well as the House Presidents, ill be lield in the living room of the Alice Clewell Building. The follow ing girls have been nominated: Y. JF. C. A. Vice-President I.ucy Martin Currie Mary Gwyn Hickerson Student Government Nominations Senior Representative (Off Campus) Ruth Ellen Fogleman Junior Representative (Off Campus) Mildred Biles Nancy Fulton House Presidents IjOnisa Bitting Biiilding Julia Brown Jennings Kathryn Lyerly Alice Clewell Building Daisy litz Madeline Thompson Lehman Hall Maria Bowen Elizabeth :McClaugherty Society Winnifred Fisher Bebe Hyde Edith Claire Leake Order of Scorpion Pledges New Members Senior Class Members Are Pledged First Semester of Each School Year Thursday, September 18, the Or der of the Scorpion issued invita- two members of the Senior Class, Frances Fletcher and Eliza beth Marx, to join the society. girls were considered worthy of membership by reason of thei; qualities of leadership, influence, personality, scholarship and school spirit. The Order of the Scorpion was founded on Salem College Campus in 1926 with the avowed purpose of supporting all organizations which contribute to the welfare and im provement of college life. The pre amble to the constitution reads as follows. “Believing in Salem College and its manifold opportunities; believing tliat the best use of these opportu nities; may be realized by develop ing closer co-operation between the student body and the faculty, and by promoting fraternalism among all students of Salem; we do hereby establish the Order of the Scorpion for the fostering of these ideals.” nie Order of the Scorpion has during the comparatively .short per iod of its existence, accomplished many tilings o.n the Salem Collegf Campus. It has revived the custom of celebrating May Day, and for the beauty of these pageants Salem )W widely known. The Scorpions :nated the idea of extending the celebration of Founder’s Day to in- L'lude the students more actively, and due to the co-operation of mem bers of the Order, it has been pos sible to keep the library open long er hours each week-end. In addition it is through the efforts of this group that the Salem College sign was pre sented to the College, and also to the group does tlie Sigma Omicron Alpha Society owe its existence. Among other things the Order takes First Swimming Meet A Freshman Event Freshmen Show Real Swim ming Ability in Meet Held Last Saturday The Freshmen responded numer ously to their invitation to swim, and proved themselves good sports by entering practically every event as a body. The strokes which were judged as to form, the resting back, the side, English overarm, and crawl drew a large gallery and the winners well deserved the applause they received. Diving was carried on in a new and interesting way. Each girl was allowed to choose and execute two dives. She was judged on her choice and the skill with which she performed. Avis Billinghai ried off the diving honors perfect standing front. The racing events which ways favorites with an audience, met with the usual enthusiasm. Miller piled up winning points by taking 0 first places in 25-yard dashes. The final score of the entire meet stands: ; place Miller Second Place Franks Stough Third Place (Tie) Sampli tself dutic s the attempt to keep the c [ an orderly conditi It is, and should be, considered high honor to become a member of the Order of the Scorpion. Mem bership involves a real appreeiati of and faithfulness to responsibility as well as an unchanging loyalty the highest ideals of Salem. New Students Honored at Tea Junior Class Entertains With Lovely Tea The Junior Class entertained the Freshmen and new girls at a lovely tea Tuesday afternoon on the up per campus. A receiving line com posed of the class officers headed by Graves, greeted the guests. A delicious ice course was served by the class members and many of the girls enjoj^ed the afternoon. This was one of the most delightful of the series of entertainments which have been given in honor of the new students. Pan-Hellenic Council Passes New Rules Dating Now Handled Through Council to Avoid Usual Difficulties Five New Members Added to Faculty Three of New Members are Recent Salem Graduates Salem is proud to own the addi tion of five new teachers and a resi dent nurse to her faculty for 1930- .31. She has had an unusual degree of good fortune in securing three of her own graduates who, as members of classes ’29 and ’30, are well re membered bv a host of friends here. These are' Miss Lessie Brown Phillips, teacher of I.atin and Eng lish, Miss Eloise Vaughn, instructor in French and German, and Miss Ruth Marsdcn who returns to tlie faculty of the School of Music. Miss Susie Brown of Georgia will teach in the Department of Mathe matics, and Mrs. Ney Evans comes from High Point as instructor in History. The entire student body of both college and academy will receive the help of Miss Libes, the resident nurse. The following rules and regu- hitions concerning rushing and bid ding of underclassmen have been passed by the Pan-Hellenic Council: On Wednesday, September 10, notices shall be sent to all rushees through the Pan-Hellenic Council to the effect that they .shall present themselves at a stated place imme diately after dinner on that day. On their arrival they shall be given in dividual cards on which are writ ten the names of the sororities desir ing to rusli them. If the rushee has made up her mind definitely nega tively she shall cross out the names lard which do not interest her. She sliall be requested to re turn at the same time and to the same place the following night, this being Thursday. On Thursday at 6:30 at the said place the rushee will be presented vvitli a card bearing the schedule of her dates for the Rush Day. (In case of rushing by more than sorority the time shall be divided equally among the sororities she has d(\signated previously on her card.) This shall be done entirely by the Pan-Hellenic Council. Friday shall be Rush Day. Sor ority girls and rushees are expected to meet their dates at the time and place designated on the date sched- (Continued on Page Two.) Louisa Wilson Bitting Dormitory Opened Several Hundred Persons En tertained at Tea by Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, Donor Several hundred friends of Salem College Wednesday afternoon be tween the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 o’clock were guests of the College; President and Mrs. Howard Rond thaler and Mrs. W. N. Reynolds at the formal opening of the Louisa Bitting Dormitory, the gift of Mrs. Reynolds to the institution as a me morial to her mother, the late, Mrs. Louisa Wilscii Bitting. The strue- will be used by the senior students. The beautiful new structure, used for the first time in this present semester is located eomplem.entary to other buildings on the upper campus. Although simplicity char acterized the building throughout, it considered outstanding among the structures of Winston-Salem for its dignity and beauty in detail. Efforts of the architect were di rected all the time toward setting a building which would harmon- with the Salem community. For that reason, the colonial architectur al lines were employed with the characteristic Moravian lines and rkings being introduced wherever was possible to employ them. These are particularly noticeable in the sheer gables, the green shutters indows, the unique cornices, the brick and in the general layout of the building. The dormitory is compactly arranged the visitors I almost universally surprised at the roominess of the students’ quar- Many will first notice, as they en ter the front door at the north, the fine painting which hangs over the great open fireplace at the east end of the room. This painting, done gently by William Pfohl, is a like- ss of the first building group at the school and shows as its princi pal object the building of 1771 which has been reproduced in the present dormitory. It was in this great liv ing room, which has been furnished as a surprise gift bj' Mrs. Reynolds, that the guests were received and welconvcdWednesday afternoon. This room, as well as the remaining rooms, was most artistically deco rated for the “housewarming” with garden and wild flowers beautifully arranged in the several rooms to harmonize With the color scheme of the particular room in which they were placed. The building has four floors—that is, three floors for general use and a basement devoted to recreation and kindred purposes alone. The ground and two upper floors are arranged for dormitory use. In the receiving line yesterday were. Dr. Howard Rondthaler, pres ident of Salem College; Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, dont r of the building, Mrs. Rondthaler, Mrs. John S. Foster, Miss Lula May Stipe, dean n, and four senior class officers. Misses Frances Fletcher, Winston-Salem; Eva Hackney, of Washington; Louise Stevenson, New York City, and Margaret Richard- n, Wilson. After being received in tlie big living room, the guests were con ducted to the roomy recreation een- r downstairs, where tea and other ;freshments were served by a large group of senior girls, as follows: Misses Alice Caldwell, Mary Norris, Elizabeth Allen, Annie Koonec Sut ton, Anna Holderness, Elizabeth Ward, Katherine Lyerly, Lenora Riggan, Edith Kirkland, Daisy Lee Carson, Frances McNeil, Mary Hickerson, Ernestine Thies, Ruth Carter, Helen Fowler, Sallie Hege, Marjorie Siewers, Dallas Sink, Kitty Moore and Elizabeth Other seniors as follows conduct ed the guests about the building: (Continued on Page Two)

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