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Mrs. Poling Speaks At
Tuesday Morning Chapel
She Tells Principle
Of Prohibition
Academy and College Hear
Representative of Allied
Forces of Prohibition
Last Tuesday morning, Mrs. Pol
ing, who was in Winston-Salem with
the allied forces for prohibition, spoke
to Salem College and Salem Academy
at the regular college chapel service.
Mrs. Holt Haywood, alumna and
trustee of Salem, introduced Mrs.
Poling as the wife of Mr. Poling, the
mother of a large family, and a wom
an who loved and understood young
Mrs. Poling stated that to her there
was a difference between friends and
acquaintances, and that she had
found friends in Winston-Salem.
She said that she wanted to talk
about courage. A courageous life
leads on and on, and never stops. If
one leads a courageous life, one must
surmount difficulties, and in so doing
one grows. One also gathers and
hears certain principles discussed, and
sometimes one doesn’t know what is
the truth.
The allied forces are in Winston-
Salem to talk about a principle, not
about prohibition. After one hundred
and fifty years of struggle they were
able to write an amendment to the con
stitution that all men may live in lib
erty under law.
People first fought for a permissive
law—for people to be temperate.
When they saw that this law would
not work, they fought for a prohibitive
At the present time a number of
people are breaking the law, and thus
they are undermining the constitution.
A new campaign has been launched by
the leaders of the Prohibition forces.
The prohibition law has not been i
vain. Young people do not know what
a change has been brought about by
prohibition. For instance, if a high
school boy is asked if he believes
lawlessness, if he knows that a crii
wave is sweeping over the country, and
that this crime wave is caused by pro
hibition, it is natural for him to think
that prohibition ought to be abolished.
Mrs. Poling stated further that a
courageous life is always an unselfish
life. Selfishness is the greatest
People always are influencing others;
they cannot live to themselves.
Mrs. Poling recalled how her fath
er, who was a worker in wood and who
also loved trees, used to take her
walk every Sunday afternoon. He
tried to teach her to know trees by
their bark. He explained to her how
an acorn grows into an oak tree, and
how the oak tree ever reaches after
the sky. People today need goals that
they may ever go forward and upward.
Many people try in their own
strength to uphold the eighteenth
amendment, but they can not do it.
Christ, who directs and plans life for
men, will transform their lives. If
they ask for help, He will give it.
No happiness surpasses the satisfac
tion of knowing that one has done the
right thing. Prohibition is builded on
truth, and therefore it is sure to win.
A Power above men and around men
is directing it. Therefore the leaders
may and do fight courageously and
confidently for Prohibition.
Pierrette Players
Give Performance
Three One-Act Plays Present
ed Last Saturday Evening
In Memorial Hall
The Pierrette Players presented a
high-light performance last Saturday
evening, in the form of three
plays, in the Memorial Hall at eight
’clock for Salem College and Acad
An interesting selection of plays
as presented, and certainly they
pleased the large audience, as such
splendid appreciation was manifested.
The first play, Dawn, by Percival
Wilde, was a tragedy laid in a mining
camp. The players enacting the play
Virginia Nall, Mary Lx)uise
Mickey, Mary B. Williams, and Mary
Virginia Pendergraph.
William Butler Yeats’ play. The
Land of Heart’s Desire, carried the
spectators back to a remote
Ireland, and a plot depicting a strug
gle between religion and superstition
was unravelled. This play, which
hinges on tragedy, took the audience
to dreamland with the faeries. Those
leading the journey were: Mary Kath
erine Thorpe, Elizabeth Morton,
Phylis Noe, Margaret McLean, Ma
rietta Way, and Elois Padrick.
A tragedy of the sea followed
which bears the title Riders to the S
by John Willingham Synge. This
play showed the struggle the Irish
peasant is continually confronted with
—that of the sea. Maurys, an old
peasant woman, had a husband and
sons destroyed by the monster, the
sea. But when overcome by sorrow,
she finds calm in disaster. The char
acters were: Mary Virginia Pender
graph, Emily Moore, Cortlandt Pres
ton, and Margaret Wall.
The coaches for these fine produc
tions were; Adelaide Silverstein for
Dawn, Frances Caldwell for Land of
Heart’s Desire, and Beulah Zachary
for Riders to the Sea.
Washington Exhibit
Proves A Success
Dr. Rondthaler Gives First
Lenten Address At Y. P. M.
Much Credit is Due to Miss
Grace Siewers, the Librarian
Since Founder’s Day over two hun
dred persons have visited the library
for the purpose of seeing the Washing
ton exhibit. Among this number have
been several classes from schools in
1 and from the Academy. Much
interest has been shown in the collec-
of pictures which belong to Mr.
Owen D. Moon, President of the
Journal and Sentinel Publications.
There was especial interest in the
eighteen unframed prints. These
prints are interesting because of their
slight differences They are prints of
Washington crossing the Delaware
and of Washington being greeted by
the women of Trenton, The dif'
ferencs are in the facial expressions
and in positions.
Much credit is due Miss Grace
Siewers, the librarian. Not only did
she have a great part in preparing the
exhibit, but also she has eagerly helped
others to see and appreciate this ex
hibit, which is the most complete one
ever shown in North Carolina.
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 Sale?nite and
Miss Ann Shuford of the Ad
vertising Staff of the Salemite.
Memorial Service
Held 132 Years Ago
Reproduced Sanday
College Musicians Play ii
Washington Conmiemora-
tion Held by Moravians
On February 22, 1800 in the Home
Moravian Church of Salem N. C.
memorial service was held for the late
President George Washington who
had died the previous December. On
Sunday, February 21, 1932 at 4;30
in the afternoon this service will be
reproduced in the same church where
it was held one hundred and thirty-
two years ago.
Through the efforts of Miss Ade
laide Fries, Archivist of the Moravian
Church, records of this service
brought to light and plans made for
its second presentation in connection
with the Washington Bicentennial
Celebration. These records show thi
order of service, hyms used, and copies
of the music. The songs which were
sung in German have been translated
by Miss Fries and will be rendered
by choir and congregation.
There were five instruments in
orchestra which accompanied hte
vice 132 years ago and again on Sun
day there will be five. Two of the
musicians ar eparticularly well known
to college students: Miss Hazel Read
will jjlay the first violin and Miss
Elizabeth McClaugherty the second.
Earle Slocum, head of the instrumen
tal department of Greensboro Public
Schools, will play the flute, Mr. Rob
ert Ormsby the viola and Mr. B. J.
Many Interested
In Salem Plates
Students and Aliminae Elx-
press Their Enthusiasm.
Great interest has been manifested
I all sides in the sale of Salem Plates
on to be conducted. Inquiries have
been received from students and
Salem. These beautiful pieces
Wedgewood are the correct size
alumnae in and outside of Winston-
service plates and as such will leave
nothing to be desired for a lovely table
The background is of cream color
with festoon border and centered etch-
in blue, green, rose pink, mul
berry, and sepia. The following eight
scenes are to be used in each set:
Memorial Hall and the Home
Church, Alice Clewell and the Sisters’
House, Dining Hall Fountain and
Court, Louisa Wilson Bitting Build
ing, West Gate Entrance, steps to the
Office Building, Lizora Fortune
Hanes Practice House, and Salem
Dr. D. Clay Lilly Is
Vesper Speaker
‘Personality” Is Defined and
Dr. D. Clay Lilly, of the Reynolda
Presbyterian Church, was the speaker
Vespers on Sunday night, February
Miss Rachel Bray opened the serv-
: with a Sinding Prelude. This was
followed by the opening sentence by
the choir. Then the group sang “Dear
Lord and Father of Mankind.” Miss
Eleanor Idol led the Responsive
Reading, which was taken from Math-
5:13-16. Miss Rebecca Hines
sang “I Heard the Voice of Jesus
Say,” by Marks.
Dr. Lilly’s subject was “Person
ality.” He said he felt privileged to
speak to such a choice and devoted
group. Dr. Lilly defined personality
It is elemental. An accurate
description is not necessary to think
learn. The word personality
conveys nothing. It is human individ
ual character that makes personality.
The lower animals and apes are not
persons. The monkey doesn’t talk be-
he has nothing to say. He
doesn’t think, but expresses feeling
rather than thought.
Thought is the element of human
characters. That is one way man is
like God in his activities and messages.
Thought is a part of the glory of per
sonality. Man has the ability to per
ceive moral and spiritual values, and
consequently he has fellowship with
God. God gave man freedom
choose between right and wrong. That
power distinguishes men from all other
physical beings. But there are
gers. Because we are free, we
transgress. If man were held and
bound, if God had destroyed freedom,
there would be no glory of personality.
Why isn’t sin cleared up? But God
does not deal with us that way.
sonal freedom is of moral and spiritual
value. We shouldn’t expect to
For the Freshmen who still
believe that our faculty is spot
less, for the Sophomores who
are learning much by their re
search work among our profess
ors, for the Juniors, who, heaven
knows, need some recreation,
for the Seniors who need to
learn what not to do next year,
for the faculty, who need to see
themselves as others see them
and for all others who are inter
ested, a special faculty meeting
preceded by a faculty tea has
been called for tonight. The
meeting will be at 7:30 in Me
morial Hall, after which the
faculty will entertain the stu
dents at an informal dance in
the recreation room of Louisa
Bitting. You cannot afford to
miss seeing Dr. Rondthaler and
Dr. Willoughby doing the latest
tango, and hearing all of the
faculty secrets. Bring ten cents
to pay for your tea, and please
remember the fine for tardiness.
Junior Music Students
Perform In Music Hour
Program Consisting of Short
The younger students in music ap
peared in Music Hour Thursday
afternoon. A well-balanced program
of short, but interesting selections
given by performers, some of whom
: making their first public per-,
formance either in violin or piano.
The program was as follows:
From Other Days Reed
James Mickey
Melody Rader
Johnsie Moore
Dance Song Tomilson
Phyllis Pinkston
Eskimo Lullaby Blake
The ‘Cello’ Blake
Ruby Louise Hunt
Swing Song Rader
Edith Womble
Giant’s Steps Mrs. Crosby Adams
John Lewis Fishel
Uncle Remus Grant-Schaefer
Nell Joyce
Dance of the Marionettes
Mrs. Crosby Adams
Dorothy Sink
Serene Morning Gurlitt
Ellen Lay McClain
Fairies’ Music Box Hall
Myrtle Nicholes
Gladys at Play Mokrejs
Reverie Tolhurst
Dorothy Ann Myers
Will-o’-the-Wisp Behr
Mary Sue Forest
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President Carries
Forth Long Tradition
‘What Language Did Jesus
Speak” Is the Unique Topic
For Interesting Talk
For fifty uninterrupted Lenten sea-
ons our own Bishop Rondthaler had
given, in our expanded chapel service,
talks appropriate to Lent. On
Wednesday, the 17th of February, Dr.
Rondthaler carried on the tradition
which has yearly brought us unlimited
blessing by helping us answer the
unique and seldom asked but vitally
important question, “What language
did Jesus speak?”
There is a far approach to Scrip-
re which seems to push Christ far
ther away from us in years, geography,
and habits, sometimes so much that it
definitely removes Christ from us.
The great devotion of mind of the fol
lowers of Christ was builded on ac
quaintance, an acquaintance which
the basis of loyalty, fidelity, af
fection to Him and His cause. This
acquaintance and intimacy is so often
lacking, and it is a lack which cheats
both Him and ourselves. Dr. Rond
thaler discussed this question, not
merely as an academic or a speculatory
study, but as a study which would
bring us infinitely nearer to Him.
We live in a one-language coun
try, and unfortunately we try to ex
ercise a linguistic superiority over
other people. Our thoughts and hab-
make us intolerant with those who
not speak with facility our lan
guage. But, on the other hand, we
unduly tolerant with ourselves
when we go abroad, in spite of our
embarassment and humility among
multi-linguistic people.
Jesus lived in a multi-linguistic
country which is most easily compared
to Switzerland where three modern
languages and one classic language
are spoken. The educated citizen of
Switzerland can speak German,
French, and Italian fluently, and oft
en in addition, English. Latin is the
official language of the state. Palestine
is a four language land, not equally,
but constantly. In Jerusalem the
Rabbis study and lecture in Ancient
Hebrew. They are thrilled to read
the old Hebrew Scriptures. Cultured
discussions on religious, social, and
civil problems are all in the ancient
and original Hebrew. Business ne
gotiations and common communication
takes place in Greek, not the Classic
Greek, but the Greek in which the
New Testament was written. Latin,
brought in by the overlording and
mastery of Rome, was the language
of the court, of edicts, of the army that
was more or less imposed upon all
Palestine. The fourth language was
aramaic, a colloquial Hebrew, a na
tive dialect, a branch of the old He
brew. This was really Christ’s native
tongue. He had appropriated a
knowledge of old Hebrew from his
constant study of the Scriptures. It
was necessary that he know Greek or
he could not have lived in the semi
commercial town of Nozareth, or in
Capernaum, on the sea of Galilee. He
spoke Aramaic, that offshot of He
brew, which is and is not Hebrew,
most frequently. Next to this He
probably spoke Greek most. He
At lunch time on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays here
after, sandwiches will be sold
in the Day Student Rooms in
the interest of the Junior Class.
Patronage of all students who
like good things to eat is earn
estly desired.

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