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Washington Bi-Centennial
To Be Celebrated At Salem
Gov. Max Gardner and
Mr. Agnew Bahnson
Are To Participate
Old Archives Furnish Dr. Will
oughby and Miss Adelaide
Fries Suitable Material
For Pageant
This year Winston-Salem, backed
by the Chamber of Commerce and
some fifty more outstanding organi
zations of the eity, will celebrate
the Washington Bi-centennial
Salem Square and campus. This
great and long awaited event will
take place on the afternoon of Sat
urday, May 28, at which time the
celebrated visit of President George
Washington to old Salem in the year
1791 will be presented in all its de-
The presentation of this pageant
will be quite unique, there being no
other city in America, so far as any
one knows, which can furnish the
exact data of the period including the
speeelies of Washington, of Gover
nor Martin, who then resided just
thirty miles from the little commun
ity of Salem, and of various other
notables of the day. These speeches
will be delivered word for word from
the original manuscripts by out
standing citizens of the community
or of the state, who will impersonate
the well-known historic characters in
appearance and in action. Mr.
Agnew Bahnson, an outstanding
citizen of Winston-Salem and a trus
tee of Salem, will take the part of
George Washington. Mr. Bahnson
as Washington will arrive in the new
Old Salem in colonial eostume and
in an old-fashioned stage-coach, ac
companied by his personal body
guard in uniforms of the same pe-
Governor O. Max Gardner, imper
sonating Governor Martin, will greet
the distinguished guest on the portico
of Main Hall, along with other dis
tinguished men, such as Mayor Coan
of Winston-^alem as the mayor of
Old Salem, and others. Mr. John
Fries Blair will impersonate his di
rect ancestor who was one of the
Students’Recital Given
At Music Hour Thursday
Violin, Voice, ar>.d Piano
Selections Are Presented
By Pupils
Music Hour on last Thursday
afternoon consisted of one of the
most delightful students’ recitals of
the year. Coming in the latter part
of the season, the performers showed
unusual exercise of talent and artistic
mastery. The program was one of
varied interest with selections for
violin, voice, and piano presented
in the following order:
The Rider’s Story Schumann
Lily Gillie
Where’er You Walk Handel
The Great Awakening .Kramer
Frank Cranford
Serenade in D Chaminade
Bessie Cheatham
The Butterfly Lavallce
Grace Pollock
La Gitana Kreisler
George Dickieson
Allemande in G minor Handel
Prelude Op. 28, No. 21 Chopin
Mary Frontis
Pace, Pace Mio Dio Verdi
Margaret Bagby
Scherzo—Impromptu Grieg
Ruth Grey Price
Arioso Bach-Pirani
Scherzo in E minor .... Mendelssohn
Evelyn Pratt
French Club Presents
“Le Force du Cuvier”
Le Cercle Francais Met
Wednesday at Four
Le Cercle Francais held its regu
lar meeting on Wednesday afternoon
in the recreation room of Louisa Bit
ting Building.
The members grouped around a
large open fire at the beginning of
the meeting, and the group in charge
of the program served tea, sand
wiches and cakes. Three members
of the club presented a short play:
“Le Force du Cuvier,” after which
everyone joined in playing games.
A group of new members whose
French averages made them eligible
for the club were present. 'They
were; Margaret McLean, Mildred
Crites, Edna Higgins, Mary Penn,
Anne Vaughn, Ruth Kuykendall,
Lisabeth Hatch, Martlia Binder,
Margaret Ward, Mary Drew Dal
ton, Elizabeth Keatley, Jane Wil
liams and Elizabeth Gray.
Senior Class Presents
Play“Rushin’ Business”
Litz, G. Brown, W. Fisher,
Meister, Campbell, Blair
And Others Co-Star
Just what has happened to the
big box office favorites?—ah ! they
are in Winston-Salem to act in the
Senior play, “Rushing’ Business.”
Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich,
Constance Bennett, Clark Gable—
their fame cannot equal the blush
ing loveliness of Winifred Fisher,
the ardent appeal of Judge Whar
ton, to say nothing of Daisy Litz
and Grace Brown, two chorus
girls with the lure of Broadway
lights in their eyes.
That marvelous looking rival
of Clark Gable’s, Roy Jones
Campbell is the stalwart Dugan,
and you simply must not miss the
debonair John Fries Blair in the
part of a henpecked husband.
A new Swedish star, more glam
orous than a thousand Garbos,
looms on the horizon in the per
son of Frances Caldwell who
“bane” a Swedish maid.
This play has been heralded by
critics as the event of a century.
Bring mamma and papa and all
the babies, and come to Memorial
Hall tonight, April 16, at 8:30 p. m.
Cast of Characters:
Cyrus Stubbs, proprietor of the
Hotel de Luxe — Mr. Conrad Van
Horatio Shakespeare Jones, a
playwright—B. C. Wilson.
(School Teachers’ Delight)
Jerry Paxton, a travelling sales
man—Pierson Ricks.
Math Club Meets
Wednesday April 6th
Short Business Session Is Held
The Math Club met last Wednes
day night, April Gth, at seven o’clock
in the recreation room of the Louisa
Wilson Bitting building. At this
time a short business session was
The members discussed the elec
tion of officers for next year. They
also discussed whether or not to
bind Math books for the library.
They decided to have a picnic some
time this spring.
Dr. Woodhouse Speaks
At Expanded Chapel
Advises Students to Seek
Broad Education in a
Broad Way
On Wednesday morning at Y. P.
M. Dr. Chase Going Woodhouse,
who has visited Salem several times
before, reviewed some of the ques
tions which Salem students have
asked her. Many questions pertain
to jokes. Throughout her talk Dr.
Woodhouse quoted .statistics to prove
her statements.
By the 1930 census twenty-seven
per cent of the women in the United
States are working, and fifty-st
per cent of the college women
“Do college women think that
they can do only one or two things.^”
The Women’s Professional Institute
recently made a study in which
members compared the occupations
of women from the best colleges, that
is, from A. A. U. W. colleges, from
smaller colleges, and from business
and professional clubs. A. A. U. W.
^omen, who have the best opportuni
ties, occupy the three most over
crowded positions—teaching, library
work, and social work. Women have
less chance to succeed in these jobs
than in others, and they receive less
pay than they do in others. Women
L smaller colleges have branched
into more professions than have
the A. A. U. W. women.
What job to choose is not just a
question of money. We have to do
something to stabilize our economic
■ ;m. The college woman should
think of herself as a part of
While some of the women from the
best colleges should enter those three
occupations—teaching, library work,
and social work, eighty per cent of
the women should not enter them.
The ideal world is the world in
which there are just enough people
every occupation. We should se-
usly consider what to do with our-
Another question which many
girls have asked is, “What use is edu
cation during these four years? I’m
terested in art,” or “I’m interested
Recently a study was made of
fourteen thousand college women
and fourteen thousand non-college
women. More and more we see that
a general education pays. Take a
group of women who have been out
of college five years. Women with
B. degrees make an average of
$1500 a year. Women with
ter’s degree make $1900 a year, and
women with a Ph. D. make $2800
a year. Of course we all know that
general education is not wasted
from an individual point of view.
study was made of twenty-eight
thousand college women in business,
-college women made something
$2,000 a year, while college
graduates made something over
$3,000 a year.
This difference in salary is not
quite so much in professional work
it is in the business world.
In the long run there is no doubt
that education actually pays. Be-
lides, education is much more than
preparation for a job. It gives us
mething with which to live.
When we think of work, we don’t
Work On Salernos New
Athletic Field Begins
The management of the
Carolina Theatre takes pleas
ure in awarding the two week
ly passes to the following girls
for excellent work on the staffs
of the Salemite:
Miss Jo. Courtney of the
Editorial Staff, of the Salemite
and Miss Mary Sample of the
Business Staff of the Salemite.
Glee Club To Give
Recital Monday
Other Students in School of
Music to Perform
On Monday night at eight fifteen"
o’clock in Memorial Hall the School
of Music will present a students’
cital featuring the Glee Club under
the direction of Mr. Ernest Scho
field, head of the voice department
of Salem College. In addition,
eral advanced students of his de
partment will sing. Miss Ruth
Marsden will play an organ solo,
Edith Fulp and Nell Cooke will
each give piano solos. Mr. Georgt
Dickieson will play a violin solo.
This recital is one of the series of
recitals that has been taking place
throughout the winter. It is, how
ever, of unusual interest because it
is featuring the Glee Club under -Mr.
Schofield’s competent direction.
Salem Students Attend
Evangelistic Meeting
“Gypsy” Smith, Roving
Preacher, Addresses 300
Salem Girls and Many
Women of Winston
Perhaps for the first time in th
history of Salem College, on last
Sunday afternoon, the students
went as a group to* an evangelistic
meeting. They went to the Pied-
t Warehouse to hear the famous
evangelist, “Gipsy” Smith.
Nearly three-hundred and fifty
seats were reserved for Salem Acad
emy and College and they were
The sermon was particularly ad
dressed to women and most unusual
its presentation.
“Gypsy” Smith began with these
rather astonishing words, “God made
you women supreme, just a little low-
than angels and when you talk
about getting equality with men
coming down; you were made
fine, holy, angelic and Godlike; you
go yards and yards above
and when you start down you ca
farther than man. Your capacity for
goodness is so great that when you
do go down your capacity for bad-
:ss becomes just as great.”
Smith made an ardent appeal to
I women when he said, “It makes
all the difference in the world to men
what kind of women are their an
chors ; for a goodly woman in a man’s
is an anchor, but an ungodly
woman is destruction. What sort of
woman are you?”
High School Operetta
Has Been Postponed
Costumes Are on Display at
High School
The operetta “Swords and Scis-
rs,” which was to have been pre
sented at the R. J. Reynolds High
School last night, has been post
poned until a date to be announced
The costumes which are to be used
the operetta are made from four
original designs by Earline Heath
King. These designs and one com
pleted costume are now in the display
cabinet at the High School.
Realization Of Plans
Of Past Three Years
Salem Students, Administra
tion, and Alumnae Welcome
Contributions of Time
And Money
Toward the realization of three
years of work and planning the
Salem Athletic Association sees the
lower campus being converted into
new and much needed athletic fields.
Though this is a noteworthy and en
thusiastic beginning of the project,
it is hoped that the full plans of the
association can be carried out in the
near future; that is, in the form of
a new well-equipped gymnasium.
In 1929-30, when Miss Adelaide
Webb was A. A. president, the asso
ciation had some comparatively small
savings which were intended for cov
ering the swimming pool at the
back of Alice Clewell Building.
These savings were mostly student
contributions, but some few were
contributed by friends and alumnae
—all under the enthusiastic leader
ship of Miss Rachel Phillips, presi
dent of A. A. in 1927. In 1929-30,
however, there was obviously a
greater need for fields for out-of-
door sports than for a roof over the
pool, especially when the far-away
dream of a new gymnasium was con-
'dered. It seemed practical to de-
iate the savings from the pool fund
toward a fund for athletic grounds.
The following year, 1930-31,
through the efforts of the president,
i Elizabeth Ward, the former
presidents of the Athletic Associa
tion who were instrumental in amass
ing the swimming pool fund, were
consulted. They consented that the
money be used for the new plans.
Mr. Jolm Hicks of Raleigh who was
the donor of most of the contribu
tions for athletics, after an interview
ith Miss Atkinson and Miss Ward,
also was glad to have his gift add-
0 the new athletic fund. Im
mediately, plans were made for a
hockey field, the piping of a drain
age ditch, three holes of golf, and
:w tennis courts.
Last spring, under the direction
Juniors Successfully
Solve Depression
Verdict Given That the Best
Things in Life Are Free
Last Saturday night the Junior
Class successfully proved to Salem
College that it held the key to solv
ing the depression which is worry
ing many people at present. These
girls, being very proud and haughty,
wish for only the best things in life,
and every one knows that the best
things in life are free; therefore. It
appears that these Juniors get along
very well without money, and the de-
sion means less than nothing to
isses “Babe” Silversteen, as the
fond mother, Jo Walker, as the de
pressed son, and Mary B. Williams,
the inspiring sweetheart furnished
a grand show—half pantomime and
half operatic. Misses Wanna Mary
Huggins, Mary Catherine Siewers,
Jo Courtney, Emily Mickey, Dot
Heidenreich, and Nina Way Credle
delightfully surprised their audience
by .showing extraordinary ability in
dancing. As chorus girls, they are
the thing! Congratulations, Juniors,
entertainment was a huge sue-

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