Saturday, February 20, 1932.
Published Weekly by the Student
Body of Salem College
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Bditor-in-Chief Sarah Grav
Managing Editor .. Mary Louise Micljey
Associate Editor Margaret Johnson
Associate Editor Dorotliy Heidenreich
Feature Editor Beatrice Hyde
Feature Editor Susan Calder
Feature Editor Elinor Phillips
Poetry Editor Martha H. Davi
Ass’t Poetry Editor Isabella Hanso
Music Editor Mary Absher
Society Editor Josephine Courtney
Sports Editor Mary Ollie Biles
Local Editor Mildred V
Intercollegiate Editor Miriam Steve
Mary Drew Dalton
Business Manager .. Mary Alice Bean.an
Advertising Mgr Edith Claire Leakt
Asst. Adv. Mgr. Ruth McLeod
Asst. Adv. Mgr Grace Pollock
Asst. Adv. Mgr Mary Sample
Asst. Adv. Mgr. Isabelle Pollock
Asst. Adv. Mgr Emily Mickey
Asst. Ad. Mgr. Mary Catherine Siewers
Circulation Mgr Sarah Hoi
Asst. Circ. Mgr Ann Shuford
Asst. Circ. Mgr. Elizabeth Donald
Joy is the grace we say to
For all your days prepare,
And meet them ever alike;
When you are the anvil, bear
When you are the hammer,
Friendship consists in being a
friend, not in having a friend.
“Ah, but a man’s reach should
exceed his grasp.
Or what’s a heaven for?”
Here’s hoping that one of Salem’
most cherished traditions won’t be
forgotten this year in spite of the de
pression. We are looking forward
to the goody chocolate George Wash
ington cake on February 22.
We believe Dean Vardell is re
sponsible for Dr. Rondthaler’s not
formally acknowledging the coming of
spring. For spring is surely here.
The dandelions are out, the willow
is green, and forsythia is in blossom.
On your way to the post office, if you
look up, as Dr. Rondthaler used to
tell you to do last year, you’ll see that
the trees are full of little red buds.
Last, but by no means least. Dr.
Rondthaler has recently worn his first
pansy for the year 1932.
We refer you to him for other signs
Daily events and happenings
get us in a rut. So long as les
sons are prepared, and classes are
attended, our daily routine seems
to be getting along nicely. In
fact, it gets us in its clutches
as well as other organizations.
Time is flying, and Things are
changing. But they are, and
“The old order changeth yield
ing place to new,”
We should look ahead. The
Salernite must adopt this policy,
as well a sother organizations.
Therefore, the Editor sees fit to
give various members of the
staff practice in editing the pa
per. During the next weeks
members of the Junior Class
who are also members of the
Editorial Staff of the Salernite
will edit the paper.
This week, Miss Mary Louise
Mickey, Managing Editor of the
Salernite, and Miss Margaret
Johnson, Associate Editor of the
Salernite, are co-editors, and are
entirely responsible for the issue.
In this way, the Salejiiite
“looks ahead” to a bigger and
better paper next year.
WHAT IT MEANS
What is there for us in the memory
of George Washington? Will
gain anything by having paused
1932 to pay tribute to a man born t
centuries ago ? What will remain
us when we have read the books, heard
the speeches, and seen the pictures
which are being made public oi
sides by hundreds of American wri
speakers, and artists?
In the first place there will (
to us inspiration—perhaps an ir
gible but certainly a much needed in
fluence. All our lives we have been,
either consciously or unknowingly,
under the influence of Washington
who, as leader of the Revolutionary
Forces and first president of his c
try, has been idealized for every boy
and girl in the homes and schools of
the United States. To prove this, try
removing from your own mind all the
thoughts and feelings connected with
this man in the past and present. Im
agine that you have never taken part
in the numerous pageants or read the
many books that concern some part of
his life—you will be left with a good
many empty hours which were once
Next there will come to us knowl
edge. Knowledge of the man and of
his times. His was a glorious life well
lived and we do well to learn i
about how he achieved success, what
rules he set for himself to live by, and
what points in his character were
admirable. We cannot deny the ii
ence which the past has upon the pres
ent ; why should we fail to profit by
the things it teaches us?
Lastly, this memorial celebration
should bring to us a renewed spirit of
patriotism. In times like these n
individual expressions of loyalty
needed, more willing hands to relieve
the suffering, more earnest voices
cry for peace. New leaders and me
faithful followers for great national
movements will be constantly in
mand and the memory of George
Washington will help stir us to action.
Is this celebration worthwhile? Yes
Freshmen coming up from gym look
like a brood of little yellow chickens
running out o ftheir coop for some-
Mrs. Cambell’s tea for the Seniors,
the announcement of Dr. and Mrs.
Rondthaler’s dinner for them, the
Juniors’ somewhat frantic efforts
make money, all remind us that the
Seniors will graduate in a few r
months. We hate to think of
giving them up. The longer they
stay the better we like them and the
more we feel dependent on them. Yet
we know that when they do graduate
they will leave—in fact, they have
been leaving all the while—something
of themselves at Salem. So Seniors,
here’s to a gay round of social events
and a happy end of school days for
- IP € IE T IR y
This was the man God gave us when
Proclaimed the dawn of Liberty be
Who dared a deed, and died when it
Patient in triumph, temperate in
Not striving like the Corsican to
To heaven, nor like Philip’s greater
To win the world and weep for world
Or lose the star to revel in the flower
The lives that serve the eternal verities
Alone do mold mankind. Pleasure
Sparkle awhile and perish, as the
Smoking across the crests of cavernous
Is impotent to hasten our delay
The everlasting surges of the tide.
—John Hall Ingram.
THE NEW GEORGE
(For A Small Boy)
And like play and fun.
I mean to grow up
Like George Washington.
So, when mother said,
“Who ate all the pie ?”
I spoke like a man.
And said, “It was I.”
But she didn’t say
She’d rather lose the pie, ,
And know that her boy
Would not tell a lie.
She just shut me up
Where I couldn’t see.
Then sent me to bed
Without any t
(FOR A LITTLE PUPIL)
“Napoleon was great, I know.
And Julius Caesar, and all the rest.
But they didn’t belong to us, and so
I like George Washington the best.”
O noble brow, so wise in thought
O heart so true- o soul unbought!
O eye so keen to pierce the night.
And guide the ship of state aright!
O life, so simple, grand and free;
The humblest still may turn to thee.
O king, uncrowned! O prince of men!
When shall we see thy like again ?
The century, just passed away,
Has felt the impress of thy sway.
While youthful hearts have stronger
And made thy patriot zeal their own
In marble hall or lowly cot.
Thy name has never been forgot.
The world itself is richer, far.
For the clear shining of a star.
And loyal hearts in years to run
Shall turn to thee. Oh Washington.
Pale is the February sky.
And brief the midday’s sunny hours
The wind-swept forest seems to sigh
For the sweet time of leaves and
Yet has no month a prouder day.
Not even when the summer broods
O’er meadows in their fresh array.
Or Autumn tints the glowing
For this chill season now again
Brings, in its annual round, the
When, greatest of the sons of men.
Our glorious Washington was born
Amid the wreck of thrones shall live
Unmarred, undimmed, our hero’
And years succeeding years shall give
Increase of honor to his name.
—■William Cullen Bryant.
February — February —
How your moods and action’s vary
Or to seek or shun 1
Now a smile of sunlight lifting
Now in chilly snowflakes drifting;
Now with ick shuttle creeping
Silver webs are spun.
Now with icy shuttle creeping
Oceanward you run.
Now with bells you blithely sing,
’Neath the stars or sun;
Now a blade of burdock bring
To the suff’ring one;
February—you are very
Dear, when all is done.
Many blessings rest above you.
You one day (and so we love you)
Gave us Washington.
Looking over the books on Wash-'
ington at the exhibition in the library,
one must notice among the recent
books those like Washington as a
Business Man by Halsted Ritter.
George Washington Republican
Aristocrat by Bernard Fay.
The Family Life of George Wash
ington by Charles Moore.
If you are a financier, or just one
that wants to make money, or one that
holds bonds in siome m'ill, tobacco
plant, or may be coal mine, just look
in Washington As A Business Man
and maybe you will be interested to
know what a great man thought of
business. Washington was a far-
seeing builder of big business. He
was the organizer and the promoter of
many corporations. He portrays the
union of social consciousness with a
successful business career.
A book that will appeal to any ra-
mantic, unromantic, or even cynical
soul, is one written by Charles Moore,
named: The Family Life of George
Washington. Here you will read
about his parents, his early boyhood,
education, his one great love, marriage,
and home life at Mount Vernon. This
is a most realistic yet a most roman
tic story of one who was a great figure
of history, and also a man and a hus
band. Washington becomes more
real, more human, and—is probably
Third book and perhaps the most in
teresting one is George Washington
Republican Aristocrat, written by a
Frenchman, Bernard Fay. This book
'covers the whole life story of Wash
ington—it tells of Washington the
child, the boy, the colonel, the lover,
the husband, the general, and finally
the President. Every phase of his life
is covered, but without triffling de
tails. It also gives us a new idea—
Washington was rich.
Washington proved to be the
republican hero, because he exempli
fied the type of hero who declined su
preme power and wished to command
only to serve. The book may be divi
ded into several different parts, deal
ing with separate phases of his life.
First part is Gentleman, which tells
of Washington’s ancestry, of his par
ents, of his boyhood, education, and
first hardships. The second called
The Washington Legend, tells about
a mature man, about Colonel Wash
ington, on whom luck was smiling and
who soon became the greatest man of
Virginia. He chose war as his pro
fession, and he fought hard and loved
Next the author tells of Colonel
Washington at Ho?ne, tells of his
great love Sally Carry, queen of his
thoughts and wife of his friend, and
of his marriage with Martha Custis.
The author describes Washington’s
new interests and his feeling of lone
liness, the calmness, and the use of his
revolutionary spirit. Then the Dic
tatorship of General Washington and
Father of his Country follows; these
deal with wars, military successes, vic
tories and finally Washington as
President — His other great love —
love’ of his country.
EINSTEINISM IN OLD
“Look! Men working above!” A
crank-sided, hand-painted sign stand
ing in front of the Home Moravian
Church and directly in the way of the
stampeding Frosh as they entered
chapel, read. Green Frosh, bold Sophs
lucky Juniors, and lovesick Seniors—
all gathered in groups around the im
posing sign on Salem campus. They
raised their heads—and stared! Yes,
stared! Of course, Salem girls like to
see members of the opposite sex once
in a great while, but who in the world
was thoughtful enough to put a sign
on the campus to point the Men out
to them ? ? ?
And besides the interesting wording
of the sign, it also included a menac
ing black hand which pointed directly
upward. So, it was next to impossi
ble to miss the Men. Thoughtful
Sign-painter! At any rate, no stray
bricks or nails fell on the heads of
The “men working above,” in real
ity, were skilled mechanics employed
to repair the belfry of the old Church.
It was quite a diverting pastime to
watch them tearing down the worn
protections to the belfry and construct
ing the new reinforcements. Shingles,
nails, rafters, boards—every inani
mate thing added to the general im
pression of repairing.
Dr. Rondthaler in chapel connected
the repairing of the belfry with Pro
fessor Einstein’s much heard of, but
little known theory. In fact, only
twelve people in the world really un
derstand this theory; Archibald Hen
derson at Carolina is one of these
noted people. We (editorial we) do
not care to name the other eleven. Of
course, you may take it for granted
that Mr. Einstein knows what he is
talking about. Likewise, you may
take it also for granted that the Prexy
and Ye Feature-Writer understand
the complicated theory perfectly. New
you find the other eight intellectuals
yourself; we (personal we) have told
you too much, as it is.
What the President said was this:
If you look at the round wooden ball,
which is in reality three feet in diam
eter, as a solitary figure in the air, it
seems to be about the size of a regular
dinner-plate. But if you look at the
ball again when a man is climbing the
ladder leading up to it, the ball, in
its relative position to the man, gradu
ally appears to grow even larger than
it really is! Likewise, the sun, when
it rises in the far east, looks larger
than it really is because it is the same
perspective with treetops and houses;
when old Sol is in the zenith of the
heavens, it looks about the size of the
moon because we then have nothing
with which it may be compared. This
is a part of the much-discussed Ein-
steinism. (For your edification, the
word relative above is the clue to
Einstein’s theory of Relativity.)
And, now that you know all about
Relativity and Einsteinism—maybe
you would like to learn some more.
(By the way, I think Prof. Higgins
ought to employ me to teach science,
don’t you?) "Time equals Space," . . .
“Light curves” . . . And so on to In-
But really, there are at least three
things that you might retain mentally
from reading this article: (1)1 know
what I’m talking about; (2) “Things
are not what they seem” (a hangover
ftom Dr. Anscombe’s Philosophy
Class) ; and (3) Einsteinism may be
applied to well-known, well-beloved
objects, such as the Salem belfry.
JUNIOR MUSIC STUDENTS
PERFORM IN MUSIC
[The Toe Dancer Blake
Friday Afternoon Dutton
Drolleries Von Wilm
Fairies’ Dance Wright
Mary Louise Siewers
A Ghost Story Grant-Schaefer
Br’er Fox (on black keys)