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School of Music of Salem
College Attains Great Honor
OF N. A. OF S. M.
Salem Now Ranks With the
Most Eminent Conserva
tories of Music
The School of Music of Salem
College announces its election to
membership in the National As
sociation of Schools of Music.
This election, which places Salem
College in the front rank of
Schools of Music of the nation, is
significant and signal for the insti-
The National Association of
Schools of Music was formed a num
ber of years ago for the purpose of
standardizing and stabilizing the de
gree, Bachelor of Music, and includes
in its membership the foremost
schools of music in the country, such
as the Eastman School of Music, the
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,
Northwestern University School of
Music and others of that calibre.
The admission of Salem College
to the Association followed a visit of
examination and investigation by Mr.
Burnet C. Tuthill, secretary of the
Association, who attended all the
classes in Music, heard all of the Sen
iors play and was present at a Facuky
Recital. He reported at the Annual
Meeting of the Association, which
occurred late in December, that Salem
College was doing a conscientious and
thorough job and recommended the
admission of the College to the Asso
This action on the part of the As
sociation marks a significant step for
ward for Salem College. It means
that the degree. Bachelor of Music, as
granted by the college is recognized
nationally as being on a par with that
offered by great universities and oth
er nationally known colleges and
schools of music.
Pierrettes to Perform
“Aria Da Capo”
Miss Lilly Directs Skilful
Satire by Millay
Saturday evening, in Memorial
Hall the Pierrette Players will pre
sent Aria da Capo, a subtle and skil
ful satire written by Edna St. Vin
cent Millay, a living American
poetess who is especially well
membered for 2'he King’s Hench?.
The play is a fantasy, an extremely
delicate satire on life and people
Pierrot and Columbine, two artificial
and doll-like creatures, say the
ventional unconventional things which
; times appear to have a meaning
and at other times appear to have
he cast is as follows:
Columbine—Mary Virginia Pender
Pierrot—Phyllis Noe.
Thyrsis—Marietta Way.
Corydon—Lucy Gulick-Rogers.
Cothurnus—Beulah May Zachary,
The play is directed by Miss Eliza
beth Lilly.
The entire performance will last
longer than a half an hour, especially
to accommodate those who are c
; industriously but who need this
brief and worthwhile diversion.
Miss Edith Claire Leake
Is First Vice-President
Student Body Selects Success
or to Miss Bowen
Last Tuesday morning in chapel.
Miss Anna Preston stated that Miss
Maria Bowen had resigned her po
sition as first vice-president of the
Student Self-Government of Salem
College, because of her necessary ab
sence during the coming second se-
According to the advice of the
Student Council ,tlie student body
chose a member of the present coun
cil to fill this important position. Miss
Edith Claire Leake of Mount Airy,
N. C., a Senior representative of stu
dent Self-Government, was elected
as first vice-president.
Miss Leake has served on the Stu
dent Council for two successive years
and has shown herself fully capable
of this honor.
French Club Meets
Wednesday, Jan. 15th
Florence Aitchison Reads
Delightful French Story
Le Cercle Francais held its regular
montlily meeting Wednesday after-
Nina Way Credle and her com
mittee, who were in charge of the
meeting, presented an entertaining
program. They served delicious re
freshments after which Florence
Aitchison read a short story in French.
Mifs Evelyn Wilson explained how
to play the game “Lotto,” and the
rest of the time was spent in playing
the game.
A Few Incidentals
(By Caldwell)
Formal Announcement:
Mrs. Sal Em College announces
the temporary engagements of all her
daughter to Mr. Mid Term Exams,
to begin at nine o’clock on January
eighteenth and end at twelve o’clock
January twenty-third.
(Gossiper’s note: Mr. Exams seems
to be a very unpleasant fiance, be
loved only of Mrs. College, the
dowager mother, and it is not thought
likely that any of the daughters
would wed him for life.)
Lost and Found:
Lost—Four and one-half minutes
on the Salem campus at some tim
the past one hundred and thirty-
years by old man, Mr. Salem Clock.
Finder will please return theese
utes immediately to Dr. Rondthaler
who anxiously mourns their loss.
All earnest and conscientious
dents are invited to attend a series of
swell teas given by the Social Com-
ittee of the Y. W. C. A., from four
five-thirty o’clock every afternoon
during Exam week and ending Friday.
Among other refreshments, large doses
of mental relaxation and cheer will be
served in the Louisa Bitting Recrea
tion Room.
Emily Post’s Hint for Social Climb
Any student who wishes to enjoy
herself and be seen at an entertain
ment which will raise her social and
Intellectual rating at one and the
;ame time would do well to attend the
8:00 o’clock Saturday evening per
formance of “Aria da Capo” in I '
morial Hall.
The editor claims that the Salei
has gone visiting A. W. O. L., for
Exam week. It is a small paper of
melancholy mein, and any one who
will please send it home
after Exam week!
The contest between the Work
and Play Systems of Contract Bridge
will begin Monday evening promptly
at 6:30 P. M. The participants.
Misses Edith Leake, Winifred Fisher
Sarah Graves, and Ahna Preston
state that all witnesses of this meet,
which is attracting nation-wide in
Rev. R. E. Gribbin
Speaks At Vespers
“Finding Joy Through New
Horizons” is His Subject
The Rev. R. E. Gribbin, pastor of
the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, spokf
on “Finding Joy in Life Through
Finding New Horizons” at Vespers,
Sunday, Jan. 10. The prayer serv
ice was held in the recreation room
of Louisa Bitting Building instead of
Alice Clewell, with Miss Martha
Davis, the Vice-President, presiding.
Mr. Gribbin’s talk was purely ir
formal, offering many useful sug
gestions for the new year. He began
by stating that there were two meth
ods of broadening one’s horizon
First, by rising higher, as one would
in going from one story of a house
another; and second by using a tele
scope to bring distant objects cl
He cited several examples and then
said that he wished to leave two sug
gestions for the coming year. One,
that we realize the importance of our
daily routine both in classroom and
out; the other, that we spend some
time every day in quiet meditation,
either in reading the Bible or delv
ing into our own thoughts. In con
nection w'ith these ideas he suggested
a morning watch service as a solution
to the problem of finding time for
private worship.
The service ended with the Y. W.
Watch Word.
N. C. C. W. Officials
Grant Privileges
Students Will Be Allowed to
Smoke in Dormitory
Dr. Julius I. Foust, president of
North Carolina College for Women
at Greensboro, informed students
that authorities of the institution
would allow them to smoke in )
dormitory rooms during the remain
der of the 1931-1932 term, beginning
January 8. In his communication,
Dr. Foust expressed his personal dis
approval of young girls’ and won
smoking. He also stated that after
studying the effects of the present
smoking regulation, authorities will
make decisions concerning future
This action by the college author
ities was taken in recognition of the
fact that smoking was a frequent
practice on the campus and that some
action was necessary in order to con
sider logically the petition of many
students asking for smoking privileges
However, all restrictions will be
carefully enforced. The students can
smoke only in their rooms; nowhere
else on or off campus. No smoking
will be permitted if the roommate
objects; the smoker can not visit in
other rooms for the purpose of smok
ing. Each girl desiring to smoke or
not to smoke must inform the college
president of her attitude. A record
will be kept and the parents of the
young woman in question must be con
The management of the
Carolina Theatre takes pleas
ure in announcing the winners
of this week’s complimentary
Miss Josephine Courtney of
the Editorial Staff of the Salem-
ite and Miss Martha Bothwell
of the Advertising Staff of the
The winners are chosen ac
cording to their ability and
work on the Salemite.
Miss Anna Preston Gives
Variegated Talk At Y.P.M.
Dr. Rondthaler Con
cludes Christmas
Story At Y. P. M.
On January 6, Old Christmas
Traditional Processional
Is Sung
On Wednesday, January 6,
Christmas Day,” Dr. Howard
Rondthaler conducted the first
panded chapel program of the y(
The processional, “Standing at
Portal of the Opening Year,” a (
ditional song for the new year
Salem, was sung by the Senior Class.
Dr. Rondthaler continued his talk
on the Christmas story.
The departure of the wise
from the natal bed of Jesus wa
sudden as the probable disappearance
of the star. They had come into
frightened and disturbed city of Je
rusalem and with their question,
“Where is he that is born King of the
Jews?”, had aroused the unspeakable
fear of Herod.
Bethlehem is peculiarly situated.
In ancient Bethlehem there are deep
canyons uninhabited and without
growth. These canyons are a
dezvous for the bandits who may hide
there with fearless safety. In the
same canyons David hid away when
he was cruelly pursued by Saul,
was through these valleys that the
wise men, no doubt by night, warned
by God in a dream, pursued their
At this time Herod the Great was
seventy-one and was within forty days
of his terrible death. When he told
e wise men to return to Jerusalem
id to bring word of the young child,
ey must have sensed his insincerity.
Of course much interest is attached
the departure and to the ultimate
destination of the Magi, sometimes
called kings, simply because the word
Magi means great. Did they bear
their good tidings to their distant
people in Persia? When they pre
sented their gifts, they accepted Jesus
is the child whom they sought. Their
story has faded away as the star into
obscurity. Tradition hardly ventures
follow them.
Meanwhile Herod raged in the
temple at Jerusalem. As a climax of
;he disappearance of the Magi he
ordered that all the boy children un
der two years of age in and about
Bethlehem should be slain. This
terrible act was in accordance with
the character of Herod. He was
half-Arabian, a stranger and a
foreigner, and the Jews hated him.
Presently he was to be carried down
the baths beyond Jordan to try to
re the terrible disease which was
literally eating' up his loathsome
body. As soon as he left Jerusalem,
revolution broke out. Rabbi Judas
and Rabbi ^ Matthias, respected citi-
Miss Brietz Wed* MrJ
J. L. Chambers
Popular Member of Salem
Music Faculty Weds
During the Christmas season Salem
College lost one of its music faculty
members when Miss Marie Brietz,
popular teacher of music, married Mr.
James Lee Chambers.
The marriage, which was a com
plete surprise, took place on Sunday,
December 27, at 7:30 P. M., im
mediately following the Love Feast at
the Christ Moravian Church, where
Mrs. Chambers is the organist,
Mr. and Mrs. Chambers left short
ly afterwards for a trip of several
days to Florida. The couple is now
residing on Franklin Street in Win
National Student Federation
Determines Views on
Prohibition and World
Court Issue
At Young People’s Meeting Miss
Anna Preston gave a detailed and
colorful report of the seventh an
nual session of the National Student
Federation in Toledo, where she was
the representative of Salem College.
Miss Preston was introduced by Dr.
Rondthaler, who, though he refrained
from too much praise of a local stu
dent, impressed the audience with the
responsibility which fell to a delegate
of this convention.
The account of her trip included
business and social affairs, colored
with descriptions of the interesting
people with whom she came in con
tact. In spite of her bewilderment
in the big city, she found herself act
ing as secretary to the treasurer of the
Federation, directing other delegates
who were even more lost than she.
When she told about “the little ras
cal from Missouri” and “the pom
pous representative from South Caro
lina,” her listeners were given inti
mate glimpses of the students at the
Sessions were held in the ball room
of the Hotel Commodore Perry
where, as throughout the city, special
courtesies were extended to delegates.
There were discussion of international
student travel, prohibition ,the League
of Nations, and radio broadcasting on
educational subjects. Special atten
tion was given student problems, to
school politics, athletics, debating, and
inter-collegiate news service. The
most heated discussion was concerned
with the honor system, to which many
students were opposed. A high light
among the speeches was the address
by Dr. McCracken of Vassar on the
unusual subject, “Are Students Peo-
During the five days of the con
vention there were formal and inform
al social events, from singing around
the piano in the hotel to a ball in
Madison Garden.
At the conclusion of this extraor
dinary talk Miss Preston said, “This
convention was both a grand success
and a grand flop. It was too in
definite in its results and was hinder
ed by sectionalism and politics, which
; rotten in a neat way. Yet, it
venture in practical idealism, an
opportunity for the exchange of ideas;
and the Federation appears to be
worth while as a help to students and
student leaders.”
Academy Celebrates
Annual Speedball Game
Exams to Begin Next Tuesday
The Academy girls returned to
school on January 5.
Each week two students have been
sent to the Juvenile Relief Home to
teach the children how to play.
On Thursday the annual speed ball
game took place on the athletic field
and Friday night the players were
honored with a banquet.
From Tuesday to Friday next week
examinations will take place in the
Judging by their conversations the
Academy girls had a big Christmas
and probably broke all their New
Year’s resolutions before they were

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