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First Chapel Is Held
Thursday Morning
Many Guests and
Alumnae Present
For Occasion
“Standing at the Portal”
Opens Service
Thursday morning, September 15,
at 10 o’clock, the opening chapel for
Salem Academy and Salem College
was held in Memorial Hall. Many
guests were present for the occasion.
After Mr. Vardell had played on
the organ as prelude the triumphant
IMarch in C by Calkin, the Seniors
led in singing the traditional Pro
cessional, “Standing at the Portal.”
On the platform w'itb Dr. Rond-
thalcr, besides the Seniors, were
Bisliop Kenneth Pfolil, pastor of
the Home Moravian Church of Win-
ston-Salem, Dr. Templeman, pastor
of the Brown Memorial Baptist
Church of Winston-Salem, Dr.
beth, pastor of the Central Methodis
Churcli of Asheville. Miss Grac(
Lawrence, Dean of Women of Salen
College, and Miss Marian Blair, thi
Dr. Rondthaler read a Psalm of
praise, which was followed by
prayer by Dr. Templeton. He then
introduced Bishop Pfohl, President
of the Board of Trustees of Salem.
Bishop Pfohl welcomed the new girls
to Salem and to its many and varied
opportunities. Salem has made great
sacrifices to maintain her higli
standards this year, and parents
have sacrificed to send their children
away to school. Bishop Pfohl ex
pressed his hope that Salem stu
dents may take advantage of the
opportunities offered them -and may
have a most successful and happy
: spoken at two
College Leaders Meet
At Camp Hanes
Discussion With Trustees
Clears Many Problems
A huge moving van bumped its
i'ay up the bricks from the college
0 town, carrying a load of blankets,
food, and Salem campus leaders, on
!;ir way to Camp Hanes. It was
ne o’clock on Monday, September
th when they left and eleven
‘lock of the same day when they
rived. Members of the Student
Self-Government Council, the heads
of the major organizations, and pres
idents of the classes went to hold
their annual conclave and two-day
camping trip before the opening of
The campers were met by Mr.
Mrs. Harry, who are in eh
of tlie camp, and they were shown to
•ee cabins. After a swim and lunch
T’rank and Earnest” meeting wa:
d, wliere everybody spoke he
mind about college affairs. Presi
dent Thorp, who presided, suggested
several problems, which were
cussed and partially solved. The
program was a series of meeting.^
and discussions, interspersed witl activities and good camp meals
Mingled witli good times at that
place which was built for fun, t
was, when the proper time came
atmospliere of seriousness and a 1
i-like desire to accomplish si
Rondthaler Speaks At
Y. W. C. A. Vespers
Compares Depression to the
Year of Jubilee
At Sale
greeted the new girls with a poem of
welcome, and summed up what the
new year of college activity held for
Salem students. Tlie scrip'ture
reading by Margaret Johnson was
followed by a solo by Rebecca Hines,
after which Dr. Rondthaler addrcss-
de the group. The main thonght that
he left was that this is a jubilee year.
In Bibical times every fiftieth year
was set aside as one in which to pro
mote peace and efface all debts and
class distinctions. In modern times,
though we have no sucl
Dr. Rondthaler pointed
Deity has forced such
man who neither realized it nor could
prevent it. Wiiat wc term depressior
is a jubilee year, wiping out all dis
tinction in the way of wealth and
leaving college students especial!
more alike, more equal, and greater
The sting of the Scorpion wi
given on Wednesday morning to fi'
members of the Senior Class, who r
ceived the forget-me-nots and ar
bands of Scorpio. The new girls
received into the secret order
Ghilan Hall, Nina Way Credle,
Dorothy Heidenreich, Mae Johnson,
and Josephine Courtney
Organizations Extend
Welcome To New Girls
Woman Lobbyist
Relates Experiences
Mrs. Palmer Jerman Discusses
Difficulties in Passing Bills
“There is no formula for success
n getting bills through the legisla-
ure,” said Mrs. Palmer Jerman in
er elucidating talk to Salem Stu-
ents at Y. P. M. Wednesday, Sep-
,ember 21. As a lobbyist it is Mrs.
Jerman’s duty to preseint for legis
lation bills that have been issued and
endorsed by State wide women’s or
Mrs. Jerman said pure luck de
termines whether or not a bill is
passed. Before bills are presented
for legislation the must be revised
and studied for weeks. Then the
next step is to find a member of the
legislature w'ho is not only popular
and efficient but also interested in
the passage of the bills. It is then
up to the chosen member to present
the petitions.
The greatest difficulty is keeping
in touch with the conunittee to whom
bills have been given for study. S
a meeting may be called any time and
may be held at any place it is rather
trying at timees to be present when
special bill is being diseusscd.
Mrs. Jerman explained the dif
ferences found in the two kinds of
lobbyists. There is the undesirable
worker who out of selfish measures
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Dr. Rondthaler i
Dr. I.ambetb, wlio hi
Salem College commencement;
I.ambcth said that he now had i
real personal interest in Salem, fo;
his own little girl was here. Hi
spoke in behalf of the fatliers ant
mothers who are sending their girli
away for the first time and art
trusting in Salem to send thei;
daughters back better girls.
Miss I.awrenee welcomed the nev
girls to Salem, and Mary Katherine
Thorp, President of the Student
Body of Salem College, asked the
co-operation of new and old girls
all student activities.
Miss Blair, who was introduced
by Dr. Rondthaler, in characteristic
fashion announced that classes would
begin at eleven o’clock.
Dr. Rondthaler read several tele
grams received from alumnae, and
he expressed his delight at seeing
many alumnae in the audience. He
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Freshmen Become
Acquainted With
Leaders Review Extra-Curri-
Cular Activities
The past three chapel exercises
have been used by the campus or
ganizations for introducing them
selves to the new' students. Kach
morning an officer in each organiza
tion has made a short talk about the
^ club she represented, and in many
cases the Freshmen were invited to
join them. This review enabled the
new girls to decide with which extra
curricula activities they would like
to become aligned.
On Thursday morning Mary
Catherine Siewers talked about the
^ Student Self-Government Assoeia-
tion. The Y. W. C. A. was presented
by the president, Mary B. Williams.
1-j Ruth Crouse represented I. R. S.,
and Emily Mickey told about the
Order of the Scorpions. At Friday’s
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Relentless Sophs Arrest Pesky Frosh
\ow is the day of modern improvements; today is the day of changing from old methods to new.
For generations it has been the custom for a young man to open a session of the superior, supreme, or
any other court bv crying out in a loud voice, “Hear ye, hear ye, this honorable court, etc. In the old
fashioned type of court room, sat a fat old judge, clad in enfolding black robes, spectacles, and mus
tache, who was compelled to hold off his announcement of the victims punishment, until a jury had pro
nounced him guilty or not guilty, a proceeding which generally consumed several hours, during which time,
the jurors debated and smoked cigars, and the audience in the court grew bored and hungry, and conse
quently left the trial flat in preferenise to a vegetable dinner or a picture show or even a bag of peanuts
in a street car. The motto of the mob has always been, “Entertainment, amusement and gaiety are our
foremost thoughts.” Only the mob doesn’t stop to say such long words, or hesitate to make complete
sentences — “Fun, and niore of it,” would serve as well as any other motto for the present generation.
But speaking of courts, they seem to have been rejuvenated; the interest in them has been arou.sed
once more; and the attendance at our trials has improved one hundred per cent. This newly awakened
enthusiasm is probably due to the change in the decorum and customs of the court.
Instead of a fat old judge, severe young girls with healthy and solemn faces now preside. A chorus
of female voices chant the opening sentence, not, “Hear ye,” but “Hail thou, almighty and learned su
perior, I am a lowly green worm, and I apologize for my repulsive existence.” Snappy little verse,
don’t you think.? The judges do not need a jury, but themselves pronounce the charge, call the victim, and
administer the punishment. All in one evening’s work they did away with severe annoying cases; and the
crowd of spectators during the entire proceeding, (they had not had supper, however).
Not Mary Dugan herself could have plead with the court more beeseeehingly or pitifully than did
Fanny I.ambeth, who when confronted by the face of her lover in the court room, nearly went into a
decline. Another of the victims, in her terror of the sentence about to fall upon her, screamed as Tar-
zan of the Apes would have done, “Elephants, yoo, hoo, Elephants.” All of this went over big with
the audience, and they laughed loud and long when Judge Carrol, with a terrific frown between her
delicate brows, stood threateningly over Celeste Me Clammy, while the poor child read one of her own
foolish little love letters. (It was a pretty first class love letter, at that). A hot argument arose between
Judge Wall and lier victim, neither of whom could hear the other’s side of the debate as to whether it
was worse to be a Freshman in Salem Academy or in Salem College, for the side remarks of the upper
classmen and the broken-hearted sobs of those awaiting trial. After Judge Padrick had fed Rachel
Edgerton and Florida Graves e.".ch a raw wiener and declared it to be their last bite of food on this earth,
(for the simple reasons that they were both Freshmen, and Florida is Dorabelle’s sister), and Judge Mc-
I,ean had brutally turned dainty little Jean Burroughs from a handsome Dr. Jekyll into a shivering,
sniveling Mr. Hyde, there was but one ease left. She, poor wretch, foamed at the mouth from fear of
Judge Way and Life buoy soap on her tooth brush, and the audience stayed after the show to help
gather up the debris and what was left of the seven victims.
This modernized court was resumed the following evening after supper, and the judges were sterner
and more relentless than ever, (only Judge Carrol’s cap was hind part before). Miss Sunny Shirvey
Kirby was the first nun>ber on the program. A half glass of water w'as thrown in her face to revive her
from fainting, or else she was lying flat on the floor trying to find her mouth with it and failing. From
the mouth of Jane Rondthaler ])roceeded the stream of water which failed to put out Judge Penn’s ligttted
match, and w'hich therefore lost for her her life. I'ondly she kissed her mother good-bye, so tliat her
mother also had a share in her punishment. Nancy McN'eely, thinking no doubt that she was back
home in her own swimming hole, struck out across the court room floor doing the Australian crawl. It
was a sad sight but nobody saw fit to weep or gnash any teeth, except Lucy James and McArn Best
who gnashed away six soda crackers and then tried their pitiful best to whistle bravely with their
dicing breaths. And then, before any one could pre\ent it, two sliiny gold fish dangled before thf-
startled eyes of the onlookers. .ludges Preston and Carrol bound the eyes of Rats Garret and Hook.s,
and forced a fish down each gagging throat (don’t worry, we couldn’t waste the ten cent gold fish, so
sardines were used, which were just as slimey). i
Now let us repeat—where are the old-fa.shioned, boring trial scenes of yesterday? I-et’s liave
quiet little murder
3 for a change, bccause v
; Freshmen being mangled by
Freshman Week
Program of Varied
I. R. S. Banquet is Final
A carefully planned series of
vents proved very successful for
'reshman Week. On Wednesday,
September 11, the Student Self-Gov
ernment Association was hostess. The
morning and afternoon were spent in
‘gistration and the assignment of
rooms. How'cver, Wednesday night,
the mechanics and intricacies of the
first day of school were laid aside,
id tlie Freshmen were entertained
a formal reception. Misses Mary
B. Wim.-uus, Wanna .Mary Huggins,
and Mary Mills presented a delight
ful musical jjrogram.
Thursdav afternoon the Wee Blue
Inn was opened for the first time
and was the scene of an informal
tea given in honor of the Freshmen
by thr Order of the Scorpion. This
was followed by a iiienic dinner on
Lower ('ampus for all Day Students.
On Fridav the bad bold Sopho
mores came into possession. After
haunting the Freshmen all day, the
Sophomores presented them with
warrants to apjjcar in Court at 6:4.').
On this night and also on Saturday
night the l'r(‘shmen were forced to
humble themselves before the whole
Student Body. I.ater Saturday night
the Sophomores took back all their
cutting remarks and, garbed as farm
ers and farmerettes, entertained at
a reg'^Jar apple eider and pretzel
The Y. W. C. A. made the Fresh
men feel really at home on Sunday.
In the afternoon there was a tea
with Miss Matilda Mann as hostess.
Sunday evening Dr. Rondthaler
spoke at a very impressive ves])er
service. This was followed by an
informal hour, when marshmallows
were toasted at an ojien fire.
Monday night Miss Lucy James
won the beauty contest, which was
tkVfirst feature of an entertainment
gi\.’V by the Athletic Association at
thf'^ywimming pool. Miss Celeste
McC;lamniy won second place. I.ater
there were water contests and races.
Tuesday afternoon the offices of the
Salemite and the Sights and Insights
were opened informally. Tuesday
night the staffs of these two publi
cations entertained at an exclusive
Type-Setters Ball. Receiving at the
door were Maggie and Jiggs. The
comic community was present.
A formal dinner on Wednesday
night, September 21, culminated
I'reshmanWeek. The (entire student
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Dr. Poteat Speaks At
Second Chapel Service
Theme is Based on Writings
of Domitian
On Friday morning Dr. Hubert
M. Poteat, one of Wake Forest’s
faculty members, delighted the stu
dents and faculty with a brief, but
thought-producing talk. After ad
dressing Dr. Rondthaler and the
audience, he speaker announced that,
although he was not a preacher, he
was going to take a text. “Now He
drove all the Philosophers out of
the city,” part of the third verse of
the. ftfth chapter of the writings of
Domitian was the text. After giving
tlie quotation. Dr. Poteat set about to
ex))lain Domitian’s reasons for driv
ing the philosophers from his do-
Through the influence and teach-
ir«gs of the philosophers, the people
U^arncd to think. No one can be
the absolute ruler of thinking men.
Tyranny sinks when man begins to
think. America is not an entirely
free country because the people al
low others to think for them. A
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