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Princi^^ Of Academy Speaks
Jit Y. W^C. A. Vesp ers
Inspires Sunday I Many Visitors Attend
Evening Group
Miss Weaver Speaks on Joy
Through Loyalty; Applies
Story of Ruth to College
On Sunday, February 21, Mi
Mary Weaver, principal of Salem
Academy was the speaker at Y. W.
C. A. Vespers. Continuing the Y.
W. C. A. theme, Miss Weaver spolte
on “Finding Joy in Life Trough
Miss Weaver began her talk with
the lack of it is apparent every day
of loyalty. There is love
country-patriotism. There is a loyalty
to a cause or organization—that, or
the lack of it is apparent every day
in our campus life. Then there is
loyalty to one’s self — one’s ideals.
So it is that every man who succeeds
in anything wins through his u
flinching, unfailing, tireless loyalty
that particular thing.”
Through the story of Ruth, the
Moabitess, Miss Weaver showed how
one can be loyal to one’s friends.
Ruth made the most beautiful con
fession of love and loyalty ever made
and was faithful to that confession
during all the days of poverty and
hardship that followed.
Ruth shines not because of her
beauty, her work, or her genius, but
because of her simple act of love.
“Loving truly and well, helped her to
live truly and well.” Even when
Noami became bitter because of her
past hardship, Ruth went to the barley
fields to glean—a pauper’s work.
Loyalty demanded that she give up
social status and she was loyal.
Ruth proves Dr. Fosdick’s state
ment that love is two-sided. “On
one side is responsiveness; on the other
side it is responsibility. Miserable
bargain hunters are those of us who
try to get one side without the other.
Ruth’s loyalty was two-sided. Along
with the joys and ecstacies of friend-
Thursday Music Hour
Students’ Recital Shows
Talent of Young
The last of a series of February
students’ recitals was given at music
hour on Thursday afternoon. Before
an audience of music students and an
unusually large number of visitors,
composers of several centuries and dif
ferent nationalities , were represented
in a well-rounded program of organ,
piano, violin, harp, and ’cello num-
Especially interesting were the
three young performers, Dorothy Ann
Myers, the violin pupil of Miss Reed,
Laura Elizabeth Bland, the piano
pupil of Miss Jones, and Ann Nisbet,
pupil in harp of Miss Schaffner. They
displayed technique and interpreta
tion amazing for their years.
The program follows:
Sequenz in C minor Karg-Elert
Dorothy Thomp;
Reverie Tolhurst
Dorothy Ann Myei
HighlandLaddie Morey
George Dickieson
(Continued on Page Three
Service Medal For War Work
Awarded Faculty Member
Mr. Ernest Schofield, head
of the voice department of the
School of Music, has been recog
nized by the government of the
French republic for his service
to that country during the
World War. Mr. Schofield
was among the very first of
those who volunteered when
France, in 1918, asked for one
thousand men to drive ambu
lances on the battle front. In
appreciation for the service he
has been awarded a medal.
Honor Roll For First
Semester Is Announced
Forty-Four Students Show
High Scholarship
OnTuesday, February 23, the first
semester honor rolls were
chapel service. Dr. Rondthaler read
the list and congratulated those who
had attained these good grades,
the list of forty-four students, eleven
made an average of A mi:
twenty-three made an average of
B plus.
The following students made
average of A minus or above in t
first semester:
Senior Class
Mary Alice Beaman — Farmville,
N. C.
Mae Kreeger—Winston-Salem.
Mary Virginia Pendergraph—Mt.
Airy, N. C.
Beulah Mae Zachary — Brevard,
N. C.
Junior Class
Florence Aitchison—Winston-Salem.
Dorothy Heidenreich — Durbin,
North Dakota.
Mary Louise Mickey—Winston-
Mary Lillian White—Winston-
Sophomore Class
Alice Stough—Charlotte, N. C.
Freshman Class
Margaret McLean — Lumberton,
N. C.
The following students made an
Four Classes Fight In
Peppy Tournament
All Teams Play Good Basket
Ball as Sidelines Cheer
or a week and a half the ir
class basket ball tournament has been
going on. This tournament is one
of the most exciting and most popular
of the Salem sport year, and is a pre
liminary to the basket ball banquet-
celebration which will take place next
Saturday, March 5th. This year all
classes and teams have shown excel
lent spirit in the basket ball games.
The “green Frosh” especially must be
commended for their class spirit, as
their sidelines have been nothing but
continuous yells combined with the
“good ole Freshman Spirit.”
The Juniors, with a score of 37 to
34, carried away the victory of the
first class game which was played
Thursday evening, February 18th.
The second game of the series took
place Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock
in the hut between the Freshman and
Sophomore classes. The Sophomores
won the contest with a score of 28-23.
The victors jumped into an early lead
and remained ahead throughout the
game. The score at the end of the
second quarter was 19-17.
The winners played a fast game
of ball, which was characterized by
quick and accurate passes and good
shots at the basket. Even the “subs”
did fine work.
“Lib” Leake, tall Sophomore cen
ter, was first on the tips. When the
ball w'ent into Freshman territory it
was soon captured and returned.
Grace Pollock and Martha Davis also
showed up in good form.
At first the Freshmen seemed lost
(quoting the Twin City Sentinel,
Freshmen) but when they got their
bearings they certainly gave the Sophs
plenty of competition. Cokey Pres
ton and M. Long were Frosh
Line-up and summary:
Sophomores Pos. Freshmen
Leake (5) (4) Keatley
Huntingdon (13) (2) Carroll
M. Holleman (4) (2) Binder
Pollock L. Holleman
Petree Long
Woosley Neal
L. G.
Substitutes — Sophomores: Calder
Sophomores Present
Faculty Take-Off
Large Attendance Enjoys
Saturday Night Stunt
At last the faculty have seen them
selves as others see them. Saturday
ight in Memorial Hall the sopho
mores performed a very successful
stunt when they presented a faculty
tea and meeting. The stars of the
evening were Marian Hadley
Rondthaler, Broadus Staley as Dean
Vardell, Isabelle Pollock as Miss
Ferguson, and Lena Petree as Dr.
Anscombe. Outstanding also were
Betty Boone as Miss Riggan, Helen
George as Miss Lawrence, Georgia
Huntington as Dr. Willoughby, Alice
Stough as Miss Forman, Martha
Mann as Miss Read, Sarali Linds:
as Miss Barrow, Dolly Blair as Miss
Tucker, Susan Calder as Miss Smith,
and Allene Woosley as Miss Atkin-
During the business session there
was a fashion show presenting dif
ferent gym costumes, as suggestions
for the apparel of the faculty basket
ball team. The models, as home
economics students, were Anne Eliza
beth McKinnon, Gertrude McNair,
Frances Hill, Katharine Lasater, and
Ruth Grey Price. The faculty line
up as announced by Miss Atkinson is
as follows: Center forward, Miss
Barrow; right forward, Dr. Rond
thaler, left forward. Miss Ferguson;
center guard, M’iss Lilly; right guard,
Dr. Anscombe, and left guard. Miss
During the business sessions sug
gestions were made that the teachers
buy the excess sophomore caps, that
oral English classes be disbanded,
and that the class periods be short
ened. The business session
lowed by a program planned by the
social committee. At this 1'
audience enjoyed “The Woodhouse
Waltz” played by Mr. Vardell and
Miss Tucker, a violin solo by Miss
Read, and a Hawaian dance by Mary
Absher, who was the first student to
cross the holy threshold of the faculty
The meeting was followed by
formal dance in the recreation
of Louisa Bitting. Music wa;
nished by Misses Mary Celeste
Frontis, Annie Zue May, and Mary
Frances Linney.
Shakespearean Lecturer
Gives Dramatic Address
Church Crowded During
Washington Memorial
Memorial Service Held 132
Years Ago is Reproduced
When George Washington visited
the small settlement called Salem he
was impressed with the Moravian
services in the Gemeinhaus, and he
particularly enjoyed the singing of
the German chorales that the Mo
ravian emigrants had brought with
them. For that reason, added to
the fact that Moravians worship so
reverently with music, when in 1800
President Adams issued a proclama-
that memorial services should be
held on February 22 of that year for
the then recently deceased General
Washington, it seemed singularly fit
ting that the Moravians should hold
a song service.
In connection with the Washing
ton Bicentennial celebration this
identical service was reproduced last
Sunday, February 21, at 4:30 ii
afternoon in the same church where
it was given one hundred and thirty-
two years ago. It was conducted by
Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl.
Through the efforts of Miss Ade-
Y.W. C.A. Holds
Association Meeting
Industrial Girls Speak
This week the two compli
mentary passes, which the Caro
lina Theatre gives weekly to
members of the Salemite staffs,
go to Misses Josephine Courtney
and Dorothy Heidenreich, so
ciety editor and associate editor
respectively, who jointly edited
this week’s Salemite.
These two junior co-editors
won the passes because of their
excellent edition of the paper.
Don’t you think they deserve
The monthly meeting of the
Association was held on Tuesday
ning, February 23, at eight o’clock
in the recreation room of Louisa Bid
ding Building.
At this meeting of the Association,
our organization was visited by the
Industrial Department of the city Y.
W. C. A. Miss Gillette, the indus
trial secretary, brought with her eight
Industrial Girls who work for
Reynolds Tobacco Company and
Hanes Knitting Mill. Eleanor Idol,
the president, presided and introduced
Miss Gillette to the students.
Miss Gillette talked of tlie local
Y. W. C. A. and its work in the In
dustrial Department. The member
ship of this club is several hundred.
One thing that the club strives to do
's to develop friendships between
itudents and industrial girls, for with
out this, both groups would miss
something. “Association” itself means
a lot. It gives a chance to those that
want it to sit down and talk with
others, learn their experiences, and
see some of their joys and responsi
Mae Cook, of Reynolds Tobacco
Company spoke next. She told
tie of the whole process of cigarette
making and of her own particular job,,
that of inspecting the cigarettes be
fore they are put into packages, see
ing that the name is printed with cor
rect spacing and that the paper is
well seamed at the back. Mae esti
mated that 4,500 cigarettes were
packed in one hour by one machine
and there are 451 packing machines.
She added with a winning smile that
we could figure the number per day
for ourselves. She was proud of her
job and talked of the company
Elizabeth Thompson of Hanes
Knitting Mill was the other girl
speak. She told of the little details
the making of underwear, how the
thread is spun, of the knitting, dying,
making of button holes, the cutting,
seaming, and the inspections, illustrat
ing her talk with huge spools of
thread, underwear, and pictures of the
factory and the employees’ homes.
Both girls encouraged questions,
and questions were certainly popped
them, all sorts, kinds and moods
of them. A social hour followed
the talks in which acquaintances were
made and enjoyed not to mention the
music and ice cream.
Mr. Witty Reads Scene
From Merchant Venice
Urges Students to Study
Shakespeare Carefully
At expanded chapel on Wednes
day, Mr. Henry Witty of Cincin
nati, who is a student, lecturer, and
teacher, particularly of Shakespeare,
gave the court scene from the “Mer
chant of Venice.” Before he began
the presentation, he spoke of the im
portance of technique. Great artists
look for technique rather than for
emotion in the interpretation of
drama. To be a good reader one
must have poise, a well-trained voice,
and the ability to make his lines sound
fluent and full of meaning.
After these remarks, Mr. Witty
proceeded to give a scene from
Shakespeare in the manner of an
artist. His portrayal of Antonio was
to show a sad man, despairing of all
hope of saving his life from the
merciless Jew. Shylock v^as prob
ably his best role. He was a half
crazed, raving, mercenary Jew w'ith
a cackling laugh and greed in his
eyes. A quite difficult feat was Mr.
Witty’s showing how the women
Portia and Narcissa would behave if
they acted the parts of men. These
“roles within roles” were at once
masculine and feminine.
Pausing between speeches, but
never deviating from the dramatic
atmosphere which he created, the
lecturer criticized certain faulty pre
sentations of this scene that had been
given. He emphasized the importance
of correct pronunciation, of proper
enunciation and stress. As he spoke,
he urged his audience to study Shakes-
speare intently, regarding it more as
a part of literature for study than for
pure enjoyment. It cannot be read
lightly with any advantage to the
Enthusiastic applause showed the
appreciation of his audience for this
unusual entertainment. Appropriate
his profession as an actor, he re
sponded with bows.
Academy Pupils Visit
Historic Sites In Salem
Dr. Rondthaler Conducts Tour
Of Salem Campus
The Tuesday after George Wash
ington’s birthday Dr. Rondthaler
took the entire Academy 'student
body on a tour of old Salem.
From the square he pointed out
the carefully planned architecture of
colonial Salem. The arched win
dows, the beaded doors, the colored
■chimneys, and the cement or stone
first stories could be clearly seen. He
then explained to us that Salem was
a carefully planned town. In the
center was a square with an avenue
of elm and poplar trees running from
corner to corner. All the buildings
then deemed necessary were built
around this square and across, the
then unbelievably wide, Main Street.
The first building visited was the
Brothers’ House or Widows’ House,
as it is now called. There are two
cellars in this well-constructed
house. The floors of each are cov
ered with immense stones. In the
first basement is an enormous fire
place where most of the com
munity meals were cooked. It was
this fireplace that the Swiss chef
refused to feed the British soldiers
at the time of the Revolution. On
floor is a well-lighted little
which many of the .little
children went to school. Dr. Rond
thaler told several interesting
anecdotes of his days spent there.
The lowest cellar is the mythical

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