North Carolina Newspapers

Young Democratic Club
Forms Organization Here
Miss Ferguson Draws Inspirational Talk At
Interest In Politics Y. W, C. A. Vespers
Will Bring Prominent Speaker Miss Lilly Discusses ^ “Our
To Campus
The movement of the Young Demo
cratic Club was launched at Salem
College on Tuesday morning, Sep
tember 27, when Miss Isabel Fergu
son talked to the students about this
political organization. Miss Fergu
son is a member of tliis History Dt
partment of Salem College and Sec
retary of the North Carolina Divi
sion of Young Democratic Clubs of
At a Democratic convention
1908, she stated. Governor O. M,
Gardner asked to be made a leader
of this movement in the state of
Nortli Carolina. In 1916 the move
ment started in Oklahoma and soon
was taken up by other states, not be
ing made national, however, until
June 15, 1932.
In order to decide whether or not
a Young Democratic Club should be
organized at Salem College, Mi
Ferguson called a meeting which w
held at G:i5 o’clock Tuesday ev
With unusual enthusiasm it w
unanimously voted that a Young
Democratic Club be formed. P
McMullan was elected chairman of
the meeting until a president should
be elected.
At the request of the members.
Miss Isabel Ferguson explained the
purposes and organization of nation
al, state, and local clubs. The whole
organization is guided by a national
executive committee which issues a
publication dealing with the funda
mentals of political education and
the current activities of the Demo
cratic party.
North Carolina is divided into
eleven districts, bound together by
a chairman and a vice-chairman. Be
cause of the desire to get at the root
of political discord and lack of unity,
each county has its local club which
deals, primarily, with local situa
tions, not onlv political but any that
concern public welfare. This or
ganization, in order to be entirely
independent, is not supported by do
nations from Democratic supporters
but by the voluntary gifts of the
members themselves. Within the
county there may be college clubs
whose members may be drawn from
the faculty, students, and interested
townspeople. Because of the free
dom enjoyed by tlie clubs, local prob
lems may be discussed by any who
care to, since the club aims at non-
partisanship before the primaries.
The college clubs are allowed to
send delegates to the various conven
tions where the general outlines of
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Sense of Values”
At Vespers on Sunda;
George Dickieson played a violin
solo, “Deep River”, a negro spirit
ual. After the Scripture reading by
Margaret Johnson, Miss Elizabeth
Lilly gave a splendid talk on “Our
Sense of Values.”
At the present time the world’s
sense of values are changing, }>art-
ly due to the depression. Girls go
ing off to school for the first time
are finding that their values must
change. Some people, finding things
they thought valuable not valuable
at all become cynics, “who know the
price of everything and the value of
nothing.” To be happy one must feel
that there arc thngs which matter.
Girls, new' at school, meet many
strange girls and must decide who
they want for friends. Most of us
w'ant to be loved for ourselves by
people who can help us. Popularity
and frivolity are not lasting enough
to bring any great happiness.
In reading we must decide whether
we want only amusement or whether
tliere is something somewhere in lit
erature which will stay with us and
help us.
In spending leisure time and work
ing time we need a bigger point of
view than most of us have. We
must look toward the future and
what it can hold for us. A bridge
game played now will not matter
five years from now', but the friends
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Entire School Will Par
ticipate In May Festival
Organizers of New Plan
Appoint Committees
Since May Day is the largest pub
lic occasion sponsored by the college
during the year, it is fitting that the
entire student body participate in
preparing for it. For this reason a
plan has been formulated which will
enlarge the scope of the May Day
activities and greatly increase the
number of those who work for its
The event this year will be plan
ned by eight committees working un
der one general chairman and vice-
chairman. Girls who have had prev
ious experience will be heads of each
of these committees, in order that thi
performance may lose none of the
valuable information which has been
gained by workers in previous years.
Working with the chairman will be
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Academy Faculty Black
Faces In Minstrel
Kingfish Presides Over Show
The faculty of Salem Aeaden
presented, on last Saturday night,
black faced minstrel; and, quoting
one of the east, in which “the fac
ulty made an utter fool of itself.”
The show was an imitation of
Ex-Service Men Interest
Students Economy Plan
Mr. Chatham and Mr. Monta
gue Address Chapel
Mr. Thurmond Chatham and Mr.
Paul Montague spoke at Y. P. M.,
\\’ednesday, September 28, on the
National F.conomv League. Both are
ex-service men, Mr. Chatham hav
ing been in the naval department
during the world war and Mr. Mon-
!>-uc in tlie air corps.
In tile way of introduction, Mr.
Chatham, the first speaker, told of
the conditions during the world war
I means of comparison for the
of “Helplessness” prevalent for
tlie past three years. Instead of the
patriotic cooperation, how'ever, which
shown in time of the former
e has been until now a lack of
nization and initiative. Recentiv,
ig cost of all types of govern-
t, one of tlie very factors in
rmining the length of tlie pres-
dej)ression, has caused a general
ern througliout t li e l^n
cs. After a number of infe
types of organizations had failed
tJie National I’.conomie I.eague ha
':arted a ])owerful campaign to re
duee this enormous governmenta
it. Such men as Coolidgc, forme
V. Alfred F. Smith, Newton Bak-t
Flihu Root, Gen Pershing and
Sills are liead of this league. Thei
two aims are (1) to revive and re
itore the American principle of
•epresentative government for the
'ommon good, and (2) to secure the
elimination of w'asteful or unjustifia
ble governmental expenditures. One
of their first actions will be to sc
tlie elimination of the bonus paid to
erviee men of the Spanish Ameri-
and World War, who are able tc
■ for themselves.
ri conclusion Mr. Chatliam urged
Faculty Recital Opens
College Music Season
Schofield and Vardell
In Interesting Program
Appreciative Audience Enjoy
Piano — Voice Concert
I their
negro social meeting and w
vided into two parts, the busines:
and the “entertainment.” The meet
ing was presided over by the King-
fish who was Miss Margaret Murrav
with music furnished by a four-piece
orchestra in which Miss Georgia
Watson played the washboard, Miss
Mary Weaver the guitar. Miss Eliza
beth Gillesppi the cymbals and Miss
Virginia Wilson the jug.
After the business had betn
pletcd, a short play was givei
the amusement of the audience. This
was a farce in which the actors ar
nounced their own stage direction;
and then said their parts. The rising
young players who demonstrated
their ability in this were: Dorotliy
Knox, the king; Mary Weaver, the
devoted queen; Virginia Wilson, the
lovely princess; Elizabeth Gillesppi,
the handsome duke; Georgia Watson,
the bell ringer; and Helen Voglei
and Louise Sommer each one-half
the curtain.
The entire performance was well
done and the faculty were success
fully foolish.
Two representatives to the Stu
dent Self-Government Association
from the Junior Class were elected
on Wednesday morning. At the close
of the chapel period President Thorp
called a meeting of the student body
and conducted the election. The new
Stee Gees are Betty Stough, repre-
sentativ from the boarding students,
and Maig ict Ashburn, day student.
s))onsibilities of vote, take a
this non-partisan league and pro-
[)te its welfai
Mr. Paul Montague, secretary of
the state branch of the I^eague, con
tinued the line of thought by reitera
ting that the aim of the League
was to help not liinder. He pro
ceeded to give the example of the
ex-service man, who had not served
over seas, yet who had been covered
with glory and given a generous
bonus, although not disabled in the
Salemite Editorial Staff
Selects New Reporters
Many Changes in Editors
Follow Try-Outs
Eight new editors and reporters
have joined the ranks of the Sale
mite editorial staff, following try
outs this past w’eek. Before a group
of bewildered editors there were
many news stories and features, all
of them showing merit and ability,
by which these editors had to select
a few new members of the staff. The
task was difficult.
The following girls, because of
their ability to write and their inter
est in journalism, secured places on
the staff. Patsy McMullan, associate
editor; Rosalie Smith, Music editor;
Cora Emmaline Henderson, Lucy
James, Lois Torrence, Celeste Me-
Clammy, Gertrude Schwalbe, and
Virginia Nall, reporters.
Mary Ollie Biles, former sports
editor, returns to the staff in the
same position. Because of the un
usually heavy schedule of classes
which Margaret Johnson is carrying,
she had to resign her place as asso
ciate editor, much to tlie regret of
the staff. Dorothy Heidenreich
gave up her place as associate editor
to become managing editor. The
associate editorships were given to
Elinor Phillips and Patsy McMullan.
Several other changes will be noted
in the staff list.
Seniors Hold Hat-
Burning Ceremony
Thirty-Eight Seniors Don
Caps and Gowns
On Friday evening at 6:15, in tli
quadrangle between the Louisa Wi
son Bitting Building and Societ
Hall, the Senior Class celebrated the
annual ceremony of Hat Burning.
According to the time honored tra
dition tlie Seniors, with the marshalls
and pages, approaclied the fire sing
ing the customary processional.
“Honored in Song and Story.” Aft
er forming a circle around the fire
the Seniors, while singing, threw in
to the fire appropriate emblems com
memorating their days as “green
young freshmen,” “bold, bad Sopho
mores,” “lovesick Juniors,” and then
finally “stately Seniors.”
Before the Seniors were given
their caps and gowns. Dr. Rond-
thaler explained the significance of
them, h'rom the middle ages rieli
and poor, aristocracy and bourgeosie
were brought together in one common
rank because of their culture and
learning. All of them wore similar
dress, the only distinction being made
for greater knowledge. This cus
tom has existed until now, and today
students all over the world don this
black costume to show that social
classes are put aside in recognition
of wisdom. After each page put the
cap and gown on tlie Senior, the
Seniors formed the letters S. C., in
which formation they sang the Alma
Beginning on Saturday mornine
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Ten-Piece Orchestra
At Old Maids^ Party
I he .Junior Class entertained as
many of their little sister class a»
felt they were eligible, at an Old
Maid’s Antii-Saloon Party, Satur
day night in the hut.
rile hut was decorated with ferns
and colored streamers, and there was
for the occasion, a ten piece orche.s-
. The “Old Maids” suddenly be
lie quite modern and spent the
‘ning dancing. At the close of
the party tempting all night suckers
t’cd as refreshments, and the
sticks were kept as souvenirs of the
delightful occasion.
On Monday evening at 8:15
o’clock Memorial Hall,'Mr. Ernest
L. Schofield, baritone and Mr.
C'harles G. Vardell. Jr. pianist,
opened the music season with an un
usually interesting concert.
.Mr. Vardell began the program
with the Prelude and Fugue in C
minor from “The Well-Tempered
Clavichord” of Bach. The Prelude
was a continuously moving piece
played energetically, and in the Fu
gue the three voices were clearly ex-
])ressed. “Poissins d’or” by Debussy,
was quite in contrast to the first
number. Bach is ])robably the most
famous composer of the costrapuntal
and Debussy who is one of the best
composers of the impressionistic era
of poetic imagery. This composition
gave the impression of the slow
rising and sinking of a gold fish and
the, its lightning movements in a
glass bowl. “To a Parrot” by .Mali-
piero was an excellent example of
realism, and in it the noisy prattling
of a parrot was distinctly heard. The
famous “Nocturne in 1' sharp minor”
of Chopin, was played in the atmo
sphere of great tranquillity and
peace, with a feeling for its tender
beauty, Mr. Vardell displayed a
powerful mastery of pianoforte tech-
and a complete understanding of
lyric narrative of Chopin’s “Bal-
j in G minor,” the last number
of the group. Each run in the intri-
I'ate accompaniment was executed
with smoothness and ease; and the
brilliant octave passages were breath
taking with their clarity and swift-
hofield opened his first
group of songs with “Biterolf; Im
I.ager von Akkon, 1190,” by Hugo
Wolf, .jvhose song literature ranks
above J-Vhubcrt and Schumann, ac-
‘ordinj ■ Ito Ernest Newman. Mr.
Schofield sang throughout his ]>ro-
gram with perfect ease and control;
clean diction is to be particularly
praised. The second song, “Ana-
kren’s Grab,” also by Wolf had a
sorrowful air. “P’rist’s,” by Wolf,
a short, attractive song, which
Mr. Schofield made more apprecia
ble by his interpretation. The last
Mr. Schofield’s first
group was “I.e Bestiare,” a group of
short descriptive songs by a I'rench
'0m])0ser, Francis Poulenc. These
fable-like songs, sung in the manner
of a song-story, includ(;d “I.e Drom-
adaire,” “La Cheore du Thibet,”
T.a Sauterelle,” “I.e Daujjhin,”
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Po{)uIar Senior Escapes Accident
Mary B. Williams, j)opular senior .student of Salem College
e.scaped serious injuries last Wedne.sday. If the ceiling in the dining
room had not mistaken the ten o’clock bell for the one o’clock bell
Miss Williams would now have been a very dilapidated looking table
hostess. What is more, if Margaret the waitress had not been sent
after flowers at exactly ten o’clock, she would not be ru.shing to and
fro with plates of food. As it was, only a table cloth, five glasses,
four plates, and a perfectly good ceiling are suffering. Mr. Knifi'
and Mrs. I'ork and all the little Spoons escaped uninjured..
The accident did not occur, as has been rumored, becausc; manv
girls were studying in the library. The catastrophe is explained thus":
Weather turns cold; cold requires heat; heat cracks plaster; then
plaster falls. Bang! An operation is now being performed upon the
ceiling, and its complete recovery is expected in about ten days.
Until this time meals will be served in the Wee Blue Inn and the
hall of the day students’ building. There will be no cafeteria break
fast for a while, but breakfast will be served at seven forty-five
every morning in the little dining room. All students will co-operate
in the new plan for after all, a change of eating place is very good
for the digestion.

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