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Harvest Banquet Closes
Successful Hockey Season
Athletic Council Choose
An All-Salem Varsity
Fine Weather, Excellent Food
And Original Toasts Add
to Occasion
After a series of hard fought co
tests among the four classes, lasting
over a period of two weeks, the 1931
hockey season was brought to a close
on Saturday, November 31. Within
those fourteen days eight games
played, all of them resulting in either
tied scores or narrow victories. The
Seniors and the Sophomores elimi
nated the other two classes and played
the championship game.
On Saturday afternoon a crowd of
interested spectators sat in the tem
porary stadium to watch the con
solation and the championship games.
The whistle blew for the bully at
two forty-five, with Walker (Jun
ior) and Preston (Freshman) at cen
ter. According to Coach Atkinson,
the fast playing of these iwo teams
made this one of the best of the inter
class games. The score w'as a zero
The beginning of the championship
game found the colorful red jerseys
of the Seniors lined in opposition to
the bright purple of the Sophomores,
with A. Preston and Holleman at
center. There was good hockey play
ed by both teams, especially by the
backfields, who held the score 2-1, in
favor of the Seniors.
That evening the four hockey
teams were the honor guests
harvest banquet, a gala occasion
when the dining hall was colorfully
decorated for Thanksgiving. "
favors there were pictures of the
hockey teams and the magazine edi
tion of the The Sale?nite with
Spanish tile covering. Between the
courses of a delicious turkey dinner
toasts were made, with Mildred Biles
as toastmistress. In response to hei
toast Miss Atkinson expressed hei
satisfaction with the successful hockey
season. She announced the All-Salem
Hockey Team and presented their
Emily Mickey R. W.
Meister R. I,
Anna Preston _ C. F.
Bradford L. L
Stough L. W.
Hadley R. H.
Mildred Biles C. H.
Calder L. H.
Louise Holleman . R. F.
Aitchison L. F.
Wall G.
Thorpe Wing
Pollock Inner
Jetton Half
Mary O. Biles Full
Jackson and Carter _ - Umpires
When the time came for an after
dinner speech, Dr. Rondthaler made
a clever talk, and presented the trophy
cup to the victorious Seniors. There
were class songs and Salem songs, and,
last of all, the Alma Mater, which
was sung with right lusty voices by the
Dr. Rondthaler Reads
Comments On Smoking
Greater Number of Editorials
And Letters Are Favor
able to Privilege
At Wednesday expanded Chapel,
November 18, Dr. Rondthaler read to
the student body a number of edi
torials and letters concerning the
new privilege of smoking. The talk
was not Dr. Rondthaler’s opinion on
the subject, but merely an insight
into the problem which faced the
trustees of Salem during past months.
Dr. Rondthaler stated before
reading any examples that as he
wished to be fair to both sides of the
question, he would read letters of
both approval and disapproval,
urged the students to deliberate both
sides, and to make their own indi
vidual decisions only after careful
He commenced by reading the
olution of the board concerning
smoking, which stressed the fact
that the board wished to discouragt
loking as well as deceitfulness by
bringing the matter out in the open
where it would be dealt with accord-
Although some of the letters read
ere expressions of disapproval, the
majority of them were in favor of
the forward step. Most of these, al
though disapproving of the actual
habit of smoking, heartily endorsed
the idea of bringing the matter
the open and providing a special
place. Most also gave their permis
sion for their daughters to smoke.
Those who expressed their disapprov
al gave as their chief objections: in
jury to health, youth of girls, forma
tion of habit, and the contradiction of
morals of the home.
The majority of the newspaper
editorials also were in favor of look
ing the issue in the face. However,
the writers believed that personal
honor and co-operation were neces-
Salem Girls Invade
The Anchor Store
Salem Anchor Day on Thurs
day Proves Success
Hurrying footsteps, wondering
clamations, brows furrowed with per
plexed frowns, jovial smiles and
laughter on all sides, and business-like
airs—signs of Anchor Day. On De
cember 3 this store was under the
management of Salem College with
students as superintendents and clerks
throughout the day.
The spirit of this occasion wa
e most delightfully co-operative
d its marked success has brought
another substantial addition to May
Day funds. The morning hours S£
quite a large number of customers
be cared for by some of the mo
than thirty clerks used each hour. The
itself was beautifully decorated
evergreen wreaths and festoons,
while in one of the show windows
further evidence of holiday thoughts
was manifested by a scene centered
around an old fashioned fireplace.
Within the store were displayed
large varieties of Christmas goods
much of which bore prices made es
pecially low for this one day. Their
value was appreciated by an enthus
iastic buying public who came in
spite of steady rain and cold in the
afternoon to shop for everyday ne
cessities and the Christmas Season.
Jitney Players Give
Excellent Performance
Dr. Anscombe Discusses
Prosperity In France
Compares Economic Status of
France With Other Countries
“The Future Of Light'
Is Topic For Y. P. M.
Mr. Roy Palmer Gives Splen
did Demonstrated Talk
At the expanded chapel before
Thanksgiving, Mr. Roy Palmer, of
the Southern Public Utilities Co.
of Charlotte, gave a demonstrated
lecture on “The Future of Light.”
Palmer succeeded in gaining ev-
ane’s interest and in holding it
ighout the unusual, attractive
He stated that it is rather hard for
the people of today to realize that
electric lights have been in use only
of recent years. It was in 1879 that
Edison invented the incandescent
light. It is evident how much the
electric light has developed since
that time, and undoubtedly it will
continue to develop in the coming
Palmer asserted that man’s
work is made easier and more effi-
because of good lighting. By
showing letters on a cylinder, first
without good light, and then with it,
he ably proved_this fact.
He further stated that though
by nature an out-of-door person,
under the present conditions of living
man stays indoors most of the time.
The sun gives out ultra-violet rays,
there are electric lights which
give out ultra-violet rays. These
lights, the sunshine for indoors, will
r. I probably be used more in the future
Pierrettes Sponsor Le Bour-' than they are used now.
geois Gentilhomme,” Mo- j Mr. Palmer showed a light with
Here’s 17th Century j ultra-violet rays, which looked like
Satire * ordinary light. When he hooded
t, however, and held up various
irticles before it, it was observed that
Japanese Bazaar
8 A. M. TO 7 P. M.
Sponsored by the
Y. W. C. A.
Lobby of Main Hall
Tea Served From
3 to 5 P. M.
Music Hour Features
Student’s Recital |
Varied Program is Artistically
In Memorial Hall on Thursday,
December 3, at 4:00 o’clock, the sec
ond student’s recital of the year was
the feature of Music Hour. Each
department of the School of Music
was'represented in a well rounded and
artistically rendered program
piano, ’cello, violin, harp, and vocal
numbers which were adapted to bring
the particular capabilities of the
performers. The program was as
The Harmonica Player Guion
(From “Alley Tunes”)
Hazel Hunter
Printemps qui Commence
Adelaide Silversteen
Etude in G Moskowski
Frances Suttlemyre
Waltz in A Flat.
Josephine Reece
Chant Polonais Chopin-Liszt
Tommye Frye
Allegro from Concerto No. 6 _ Rode
Margaret Schwarze
Choral Olsson
Broadus Staley
Romance in F Beethoven
Elizabeth McClaugherty
In the Night Trunk
- War,
Theme and Variations Proch
Doris Kimel
Fantasia in F Minor Chopin
Elizabeth Willis
Under the auspices of the Pier-
tte Players, Salem’s student drama-
: club, the Jitney Players, a well-
known travelling dramatic company,
gave an excellent interpretation of
Moliere’s satire, “Le Bourgeois Gen
tilhomme,” or “The Bourgeois Gen
tleman,” Wednesday night, Decem
ber 2nd, in Memorial Hall.
Although the cast was formed from
All Star” players two players were
exceptionally able in managing their
roles. Edmund Forde as Monsieur
Jourd:i(in, the bourgeois gentleman
who sought the most eligible of the
eligible people to marry his charm
ing daughter, portrayed his role ex
cellently. The outstanding artist
among the remainder of the cast was
Alice Keating Cheney who played
the role of “Marquise Dorimene.’
certain colors shine brilliantly under
ultra-violet rays, while other colors
remain unseen. Mr. Palmer’s teeth
and eyeballs shone clearly under the
light. Certain beads and flowers
shone out brightly under the light,
though sometimes their color was dif
ferent from the one seen under ordi
nary light.
According to Mr. Palmer, lights
are used not only for efficiency and
health, but also for decorative pur
poses. The future will surely bring
forth many developments in the deco
rative use of light. A few outstand
ing hotels are already using lights for
interior decoration. A wall may
have a border of lights which may be
readily changed from one color
The Jitney Flayers have appeared Entire School Wages
War On Silverfish
here twice before and have been well
received. They have travelled about
the country many years on wheels and
have met with more than ordinary
The Pierrette Players expect
utilize the money which was derived
from the performance for the ad
vancement of dramatic art at the col
The management of the
Carolina Theatre takes pleas
ure in announcing the winners
of this week’s complimentary
Miss Marion Caldwell of the
Editorial Staff of The Salemite
and Miss Rachel Bray of the
Advertising Staff of The Sale-
The winners are chosen ac
cording to their ability and
work on The Salemite.
Headed by Librarian, School
Conquers Enemy
Wee, frail, silvery things—hunger
ing and thirsting after knowledge—
this isn’t a description of Salem’s
Bookworm students but of certain
pesty, little creatures, Lepisma to be
biological, who were found in abun
dance literally devouring Salem’s
high prized collection of books.
“I don’t believe you signed a card?”
said the librarian with all the respect
and dignity that a librarian can have.
“Then,” sternly, “ofif with your
And so it has been. Under the com
petent supervision of Miss Siewers
the “silverfish” were given a fare
well with a puff of the spray. Mem
bers of the I. R. S., various employees
of the school and others interested
this event which took place on Thurs
day and Friday of last week helped
to spray the books and thereby rid
them of this pest. Victory, at last!
France is Heading Toward
Rapid Decline
Wednesday, November 4, at the
expanded Chapel period. Dr. Francis
Anscombe, Head of the History Ds*
partment, spoke authoritatively con
cerning the economic situation of
France in comparison with the status
of other countries since the World
Within the last decade France has
risen to enviable heights. England,
once the center of world trade, and
Germany, formerly unbelievably pro
in science, education and
acquisition of colonies, have fallen in
the background ; today France rates
second only to the United States
among the great countries of the
There are many evident causes for
such prosperity. Most of the fighting
was done in France; thus, as a result,
the country was devastated and the
whole industrial system was para
lyzed. One million men were killed
while one half of the adult males
were injured. France has a land
owning system that is much more
advantageous than that of England.
As an outcome of the French revo
lution the lands were seized by the
peasants; and so, today, instead of
large estates as in England, the
French soil is distributed among and
owned by individuals who, although
they are not rich, make a living and
by their thriftiness manage to keep
something hidden away. England
has a very unevenly scattered popula
tion due to the large country estates
and the numerous densely populated
cities. From such a situation it is
readily seen that unemployment is
a more serious problem in England.
The birth rate and population of
France is lower than that of Germany
or England. From 1700 to 1921,
England’s population increased from
six million to thirty-seven million
while that of France increased from
nineteen million to thirty-nine mil
lion. Today France has 40,000,000
people, while Germany has 60,000,-
000. The French people realize that
the birthrate is declining. Many peo
ple say that France has had her day.
The explanation of the decreasing
population is that the French, a
proverbially thrifty people, refuse to
have large families unless they are
able to support them; they practice
birth control openly and . without
How has France been able to re
cover? In the first place the govern
ment receives 52 per cent of all the
Dean C. G. Vardell, Jr.
Plays Organ at Vespers
Christmas Selections From
Various Countries Were
Ably Played
Sunday evening Vespers consisted
of an organ recital by Dean Vardell
which was given in Memorial Hall.
Among his selections were Conso
lation in D Flat Major by Liszt,
An Old French Christ?nas Carol by
Alexander Dumas, a variation of
Hark, the Flerald Angels Sing, and
a selection from a Pastorale by Bach. ■
His interesting and enjoyable pro
gram was interrupted before its com
pletion, much to everyone’s regret, by
the chimes in the Salem Church.

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