North Carolina Newspapers

Winston-Salem, N. C., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1932. ,, Number 1.
lalem Classed With
South’s Best Colleges
eSearch Shows it as Best
Women’s College in N. C.
Salem College is classed as the
women’s college in North Caro-
and one of the seven best in the
itire south. This distinction, which
IS published on August 17 in the
\arlotte Observer, came as a sur-
to the administration of the
illege as well as to the students and
umnae of the institution. All over
state the press seized upon the
s that old Salem had received
is honor, and congratulations from
•iends and former students of the
illege were sent to the president.
Publicity of this distinction was
;t made this summer when Dr.
lizabeth Barber Young in a lecture
Columbia University spoke of her
irch among southern colleges
ring the past two years, which re-
Ited in her book, “Seven Selected
'omen’s Colleges in Southern
fates.” After study and observa-
the campuses of many edu-
itional institutions and after con-
:leration of the needs of the modern
iman and what education should
for her in helping her to meet
:m. Dr. Young drew her con-
isions as to the seven colleges in
; southern states which were best
nipped to educate the modern
man. Salem was the only college
North Carolina which was named
one of the seven.
It is evident that Salem is dis-
guished not only for her age but
• her progress and the way in
lich she, year by year, has adapted
r curriculum to meet the needs of
idem life. Says the Observer-.
'he high position of Salem College
attributed to the foresight of its
rious faculties to keep in touch
th the times.” Since 1922 this is
fourth outstanding honor which
ilem has received. That year the
lege became a member of the Asso-
ition of Secondary Schools and
ilh-ges of the South. In 1931 it
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U.N.C. Bestows Degrees
Upon Salem Faculty
The college honors the members of
the faculty who received degrees
during the past summer. Dr. Min
nie J. Smith, Ph.D. received that de
gree in history at the University of
North Carolina. After a year’s leave
of absence, during which she studied
for the doctorate at the university
and taught at Salem only on week
ends, she returns to spend her full
time at the college as head of the
department of ancient languages.
Miss Eloise Vaughn received a mas
ter’s degree in modern language at
the university.
In June the University of North
Carolina conferred upon Dr. Rond-
thaler the degree of L.L.D. Besides
Dr. Rondthaler six other graduates
of the university received the hood.
The first woman to ever receive the
honorary degree was Mrs. Hope
Chamberlain. The others were Dr.
David Coker, a prominent banker of
South Carolina, Dr. William Preston
Few, President of Duke University,
Mr. Hugh McRae, an engineer of
Massachusetts, Mr. Junius Parker,an
eminent lawyer, and Dr. John dej.
Pemberton, surgeon of the Mayo
As Dr. Graham conferred the de
gree upon Dr. Rondthaler he made
this appropriate eulogy : “Howard
Edward Rondthaler, minister, teach
er. and able executive, blending a
certain reserve of strength, spiritual
insight, and kindly charm of mind
and manner; once president of the
North Carolina Historical and Liter
ary Society and the North Carolina
Conference for Social Service; for
twenty-three years president of Salem
.'Vcademy, one of the oldest schools
for girls in America, and of historic
Salem College in which he has, with
high standards and distinguished
ability, carried the traditions of re
ligion, scholarship ,and music to a
new excellence; present symbol and
eloquent voice of that Moravian cul
ture and idealism which reach across
tlie seas and centuries through old
Salem into many homes of our people
plastic to the aesthetic and spiritual
influence of a great tradition.”
Improvements Brighten
Appearance Of Campus
While students spent their vaca
tion days at home and on pleasure
trips, the college received a thorough
cleaning and a number of improve
ments. The most important changes
were in Alice Clewell Building and
the Athletic Field.
Alice Clewell has a new dress of
rainbow hues. From first to third
the walls in every room Iiave been
painted in pastel shades of sea blue,
green, rose, yellow and cream. With
the fresh appearance which the col
ors and the newly painted wood work
give, the rooms are most attractive.
To introduc tlie men who performed
the change with paint bucket and
brush it is only necessary to mention
their first names: Charlie, Fred,
Ernest and Sherman. Long they
labored, and proud they are of their
w'ork. From those four, Mr. Talley
the Student Government, and Mis!
Lawrence comes the urgent request
that those walls be left unmarred by
tacks and nails. If a picture or a
pennant is to be hung on the walls,
O inhabitants of Clewell, ask Mr.
Talley to bring his hammer and the
peculiar kind of harmless tacks which
he uses to do the work for you. Not
only will it save you sore thumbs,
but it will protect the beauty of the
wall surface.
Toward the realization of four
years of work and planning the
Salem Athletic Association sees
lower campus being converted into
new athletic fields. Though at pres
ent the spectator see a broad expanse
of red mud, imagination can show tc
to him the full plans of the under
taking. The Welch Athletic Field
is being completed after much work
during the summer, and it is hoped
that at least part of the grounds will
be ready for use this fall. The plans
include a level, well sodded hockey
fied, three new tennis courts near
the Academy walk, and the present
ones improved; and one hole of golf
for practice.
To the fund of the Athletic Asso
ciation Miss Virginia Welch of
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Old And New Students
Arrive For Registration
Freshman Week Program of
Varied Activities
Through the portals of Salem
College come the students this four
teenth day of September 1932, and
tlie college bids them welcome. The
bustle and stir which accompanies
the opening of school spreads from
the campus over the city as the peo
ple of Winston-Salem see the college
girls return. This begins the 161st
con.secutive year that the institution
has opened its doors to young w'omen.
Especially is the college glad to
greet tlie Freshmen and new girls.
As tlicy arrive they should not feel
like strangers, but as immediate
members of the student body. Today
the new girls are met at Alice Clew-
' II Building and the office by mem-
l)c;vs of the Y. W. C. A. and Student
Self- Government, who are making
every effort to make them feel com
fortable in their new home. Stu
dents who have been here before are
liappy to return, to have this reunion
with their classmates, and begin an
other year’s work.
On I'riday, September 9 members
of the faculty began to appear on
the campus, and others followed.
Tliat same day the president of Stu
dent Self-Government, the president
■'f I. R. S., and the editor of the
Salemite arrived to plan their par
ticular welcomes for the girls who
would arrive the next week. At that
time the campus was alive, though
the student body was not here. The
night watchman, who remained with
liis lantern on the campus iill sum
mer, became cheerful at the thought
that soon he would be less lonesome
tjiat during the past three months.
'11 the servants were busy with pre
parations for the opening, and the
stexm shovel on the future athletic
field continued its noisy digging.
“Welcome” signs were painted on
the windows of drug stores, and
‘;Iiops displayed their most collegiate
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