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Former Salem Y. W, C. A.
President Speaks At Vespers
Member Of Class Of
’28 Gives Address
Miss Turlington Describes
Lees McRae College, Its
Life and Its Needs
Vespers last Sunday was especially
interesting and challenging. The serv
ice opened with a violin solo which
was played artistically by Miss Helen
Graeber. After the opening hymn,
“Dear Lord and Father of Man
kind,” every one joined in the re
sponsive reading, which was verses
12-17 from John 15. Miss Mary B.
Williams sang an appropriate and
lovely solo.
The chief feature of the Vesper
service was the talk by Miss Sarah
Turlington, who graduated in the
class of 1928 from Salem, and who
was President of the Y. W. C. A. at
Salem her senior year. Since her
graduation Miss Turlington has been
teaching at Lees McRae, at Banner
Elk, Western North Carolina. She
has had at least two offers to teach
elsewhere, but she has chosen to re
main at Banner Elk and to give her
best to the work there.
Miss Turlington said that she was
thrilled to be back at Salem, to talk
to Salem girls, and to tell them about
her school.
Lees McRae College is a part of
the Egdar Tufts Memorial Associa
tion. About thirty-five years ago
Edgar Tufts came to Banner Elk,
'which is a beautiful but remote dis
trict, four thousand feet above sea
level. At Banner Elk Mr. Tufts be
gan the fourfold work which bears
his name. There is a church, a school,
an orphanage, and a hospital.
I'he hospital, which was started in
1907, has a capacity of twenty-five
beds, but it averages thirty patients
throughout the year besides over six
thousand out patients. Soon the hos
pital will take new quarters in a stone
building, with a capacity of sixty
beds, which was built by the Duke
Foundation. It is thrilling to know
how Dr. Tate brought his young
bride to the hospital, and how she,
who had been trained to be a
musician, helped him with his opera
tions, and reared her three children
there in the hospital.
Grandfather Orphanage was estab
lished in 1914. Today it cares for
eiglity-five boys and girls who would
be homeless were it not for this home.
After the church was established
Mr. Tufts felt that a school was
especially needed, and he gathered the
girls of the neighborhood to his home
and taught them. Three years later
a boarding school for girls was begun
with twelve pupils and one teacher.
In 1905 a boys’ department was added
at Plumtree, North Carolina, which
is about twenty miles from Banner
Mr. Tufts and his workers did a
wonderful work. For twenty-eight
years teachers worked with a salary
of $25 a month. Communication
with the outside world was almost im
possible. In spite of the hardships,
many splendid workers gave their best
to the work. It was always Mr.
Tufts’ dream to have a Junior Col
lege for mountain boys and girls.
When the first permanent stone build
ing was nearing completion, because
of exposure and over-work, Mr.
Tufts lost his life. His mantle fell
on his son who had recently graduated
from Davidson and who, as President
dent and Business Manager of the
Association, is not efficiently carrying
on his father’s work, and helping to
make his father’s dreams come true.
In 1927 the boy’s department at
Plumtree was destroyed by fire, and
Lees McRae was made a Co-educa
tional High School. In 1930 the first
college class was added, and in 1931
tued on Page Three)
Salem Celebrates
Alumna Chapel Speaker and
Trustee Dinner Featured
The flags along the brick walk
proclaimed Founder’s Day at Salem
on Friday, February fifth, the
hundred sixtieth anniversary of the
signing of the school charter.
Throughout the day this event w'as
In chapel Miss Adelaide Fries, the
Moravian archivist, told of the
founding of the school. As one who
is thoroughly acquainted with Mo
ravian history and traditions, she
talked of the interest in education
held by the the Salem pioneers, who
opened a school for girls on the pres
ent site of Main Hall one year after
they had founded the town. Because
of its unusual opportunities offered
to girls, it was made a boarding school
open to young women of all religious
denominations. After that time Salem
progressed in popularity and in edu
cational standards, now being the
oldest school for girls in the South
which has been in continuous exis
tence. During her enthusiastic talk,
Miss Fries told interesting facts that
she had recently discovered in the
In the afternoon from three-thirty
to five o’clock the Order of the Scor
pions entertained at tea for the day
students and their mothers, the visit
ing alumnae, and the faculty. Re
ceiving with the Scorpions were the
four class presidents, Mrs. Howard
Rondthaler, Miss Lawrence, and Miss
Riggan. The guests were welcomed
in the living-room of Louisa Bitting
Building. From there they went to
the recreation room, where delicious
Russian tea and sandwiches were
t six o’clock dinner the trustees
and their wives and the visiting
alumnae were guests of the Senior
MacDowell Club
Gives Entertainment
Tracy and Dunn Are Presented
In “Big Time” Movie Last
Saturday Evening in
Memorial Hall
The MacDowell Club sponsored a
program for Salem College and
Academy in the form of an entertain
ing movie.
The picture was “Big Time” with
Lee Tracy and Josephine Dunn. It
an enjoyable picture jshowing
the life, with its hard blows; that
small-time actors lead. The scenes
behind the curtain showed what real
ly goes on after the actors have played
their parts. They all have their lives
to live and their only thoughts are
those of desire to go forward, do big
ger things, “Big Time.” Humor was
supplied in the picture by Lee Tracy’s
facial expressions and gestures. But
most of the interested audience that
evening found more humor in the fact
that the costumes in the picture were
of a slightly remote period, a few
years back, and the dresses of the
actresses were a litle short. In spite
of this, the picture was a success and
it is hoped more will follow.
Broadus Staley sympathetically—
yea, humorously accompanied at the
Alumnae Meeting
Concludes Salem Day
Library is Scene of Enthusias
tic Meet; Sidelights on
Salem Life Add Interest
Members of the Winston-Salem
branch of Salem College Alumnae
gathered in the college library on Fri-
evening, February 5, to hold a most
enthusiastic meeting which climaxed
the celebration of Salem Day. The
Board of Trustees, the Senior Class,
out-of-town alumnae, and faculty of
both academy and college were guests
of the association for the evening.
The meeting w^as called to order by
the president, Mrs. Charles Fogh
and a short busineess session was held
during which officers for the coming
year were unamiously elected. They
are as follows: Mrs. B. S. Womble,
president: Mrs. Will Hill, first vice-
president; Mrs. Nat S. Curl, second
■president, and Miss Frances
Fletcher, secretary.
Greetings from other branch a
ciations were brought by Mrs. Sadie
Robbins Harris, of Raleigh, after
which Mrs. T. Holt Haywood paid
a beautiful tribute to the life and
service of Bishop Edward Rondthaler,
beloved teacher and trustee -head of
Salem College. Mrs. Haywood re
minded her listeners of the strong and
enduring influence which the Bish
op’s life and example still holds for
all who w’ere privileged to know and
love him. Nevin’s Crossing the Bar
then beautifully and appropriate
ly rendered by Mrs. Charles Norfleet,
accompanied by Mrs. Horace
There followed a series of short
discussions of student activities iby
heads of various campus organizations
h included Anna Preston,
Eleanor Idol, Sarah Graves, Beulah
Zachary, Mary Mitchell Norman,
and Frances Caldwell. These girls
presented very original, witty, and
teresting comments and a wide va
riety of subjects. Announcement of
the Salem Plates which are soon to be
sold was received with great interest.
A letter regarding pledges toward the
Shirley Scholarship Fund for music
students was then read, which urged
that numerous contributions of either
large or small amounts be applied
memory of the former dean of
Mr. E. L. Schofield’s explanation
of the recent honor which has been
accorded the School of Music was re
ceived w'ith much pleasure. He stated
that Salem has now gained a place in
the first ranks by her admittance into
the National Association of School
of Music. Miss Hazel Horton Read
delighted her audience with a skill
ful and lovely rendition of Rondo
Cappricio by Saint Saens.
Miss Grace Lawrence, dean of
women, was formally presented to
the alumnae and gave a most interest
ing and frequently amusing view of
student life of past and present gen
erations. In conclusion,Miss Law-
stated that the heart of the col
lege girl of today is fundamentally the
that of her mother and grand
mother, although outwardly she is
greatly changed. This talk was fol
lowed with a brief summary of the
aims and purposes of Salem Academy
by Miss Mary Weaver, principal.
The closing address was given by
Dr. Rondthaler who discussed quite
frankly the progress being made by
both academy and college in the dif
ficult months of 1931-32, pointing out
{Gontinued on Page Three)
Mrs. Chase Going Woodhouse
Speaks At Expanded Cnapel
The management of the Caro
lina Theatre announces with
pleasure the winners of this
week’s complimentary passes:
Miss Susan Calder of the Edi
torial Staff of the Salemite and
Miss Ann Shuford of the Ad
vertising Staff of the Salemite.
Pierrette Players
Give Three Plays
Salem’s Best Actresses to Star
In Plays by Wilde, Yeats
And Synge
Tonight at eight o’clock the Pier
rette Players are presenting three de
lightful and worthwhile plays.
The first of these is Dawn, a
act tragedy by Percival Wilde. The
scene is laid in a typical mining dis
trict. An unusual plot evolves.
The players are:
The Man—Virginia Noll
The Doctor—Mary Louise Mickey.
The Woman—Maiy B. Williams.
The Child—Mary Virginia Pender-
The Land of Heart’s Desire, a
poetical Irish drama by William
Bulter Yeats, is the second play. The
whole plot is taken up with the strug
gle between religion and superstition.
The delightful little play which hinges
on tragedy will really take its audi
ence into the land of dreams.
The characters are as follows:
Maunteen Bruin—Mary Katherine
Bridget Bruin—Elizabeth Morton.
Shawn Bruin—Margaret McLean.
Mary Bruin—Phyllis Noe.
Father Hart—Marietta Way.
The Fairy Child—Elois Padrick.
Last comes John Millington
Synge’s Riders to the Sea, which deals
with the bare tragic life of Maurya,
old woman, whose husband and
sons have been destroyed by the
cruel sea against which the Irish
peasant is continually struggling. At
last, overcome by grief, she finds un
limited calm in disaster.
These are the characters:
Maurya (an old woman)—Mary
Virginia Pendergraph.
Bantley (her son) —
Cathleen (.her daughter)—Cortlandt
Vocational Director
Discusses Economics
Colored Salem Plates
Are Now On Sale
Distinctive Dinner Plates of
Many Colors to be Sold at
Reasonable Prices
Students, faculty, alumnae and
friends of the college will be interest
ed in the announcement recently made
public concerning the sale of Salem
Plates which are now being prepared
especially for the college by Josiah
Wedgewood and Sons in England.
These will be available in sets of
ight, each plate bearing a different
:ene of some part of the campus
and in a choice of colors blue, green,
se pink, mulberry, and sepia.
The plates are regular dinner size
id will bear a beautiful festoon bor
der design around the central picture.
Because of their size and the variety
of scenes and colors they will be gen
erally useful to all lovers of Salem,
who may desire to purchase them for
themselves or as gifts for others. Sam
ples will be on display sometime with
in the next few weeks and a definite
purchasing date announced.
Prices are as follows: for the set of
eight plates $12.00, (an average of
$1.50 per plate), and single plates for
$2.00 each, plus shipping charges
from Boston. The plates will be sent
from England by orders only, which
will be filled in the sequence in which
they arrive; therefore, an early order
ill insure prompt receival.
These beautiful reminders of life
Salem give lasting impressions of
student experiences and, judging from
the enthusiasm with which their
coming is anticipated, will become
the cherished possessions of hundreds
of Salem’s daughters.
Duty of Women in Solving
Present-Day Economic Prob
lems is Emphasized
Mrs. Chase Going Woodhouse, vo
cational director of N. C. C. W.,
speaks for the second time this school
year at Expanded Chapel, on Wednes
day, February 3rd. Her topic was
the duty of women in solving eco
nomic problems.
Beginning hler talk. Dr. Wood
house stated that certain economic
problems had to be faced and that the
sooner people stopped dodging them
the sooner they would vanish. Wom
en have just as important a part in the
solution as men, for year by year they
are taking on new responsibilities.
Only 11 per cent of the women in
the United States are considered
women of leisure, and 62 per cent are
actually engaged in housework. These
20 million homemakers put in to the
ury seven billions of dollars per
or one half the w'ealth of the
United States. Thus, if women con
tribute so much wealth to the United
States and are constantly coming into
possession of more money, they ought
be interested in how this wealth
should be spent.
Unfortunately, statistics show that
well educated women are still enter
ing the over-crowded professions in
stead of securing jobs suited to their
intelligence. Their obligation should
be to put themselves in the positions
best suited for themselves and for
society. 'Peaching and social work do
offer the best security if one is able to
get the job, but in times of over-
owded positions, other professions
e better suited to the intelligent
In the field of favorable positions,
e of the most suitable is the secre
tarial job, for it may be used in any
field in which one is interested. As
example of the duty of a secretary,
the case of a private secretary to an
important lawyer may be taken. She
must keep up with the stock market,
write her employer’s speeches, select
reading matter for him, look after his
household bills, discriminate his visi-
buy his tickets, attend to his
family’s vacation, in fact, do every
thing that may relieve him in any
way. W^omen, Mrs. W^oodhouse
do not make enough of this job
of office wife. In this position there
jobs for two types of women:
those that like routine and those that
like authority and variety. For the
•outine type is the position of office
manager, and for the variety loving
type are the positions of contact people
Another interesting field of work
is the personnel job. The women in
this position are employed by depart-
stores and manufacturing plants
to head the welfare work of their em
ployees. They are the medium be
tween the officers and the laborers.
This profssion needs a little more
preparation than an ordinary college
Department store work is also a
paying field. However, one must
know color, design, textiles, merchan
dise procedure, world markets, and
economies in fashions before attempt-
:o look for any important po-
I. An understanding of the cus
tomer, which can be learned only by
actual selling, is also one of the most
important qualities one must have to
be suited for this work.
In the advertising field, women
ay more easily secure positions in
their research department of large
IS than in the actual drawing de
partments. This department is con
cerned with finding statistics for ad
vertisers and' has an enormous file of

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