North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. Xlll.
Salem Day At The
Ideal Is Big Success
Salem Program Broadcast
Thursday Night From
Friday, October 21, was Salem
Day at the Ideal. From 9 A. M. to 6
P. M. Salem girls were in charge of
the entire store, of course, under the
supervision of the regular clerks.
Mary Catherine Siewers was general
manager, and the following girls
were floor managers; Mary B. Wil
liams, first floor, Mary Katherine
Thorp, second floor, and Louise
Brinkley, the basement. Girls from
all four classes worked during their
free periods. Josephine Courtney
and Ghilan Hall were in charge of
advertisement and decoration of the
store windows, and Josephine Wal
ker was in charge of transportation
of the girls who worked.
The day was a great success. Many
people from Winston-Salem and
from the towns nearby came in dur
ing the day to shop. The Ideal is
an ideal store. It is located in a
striking new building and is carry
ing a line of goods never before pre
sented in Winston-Salem. Salem
•appreciates the privilege of being in
charge of this store.
Thursday night, over WSJS, the
Ideal sponsored a radio program an
nouncing Salem Day. The program,
from 7:45 to 8:00 P. M. opened and
closed by the singing of the Alma
Mater by the Louisa Bitting Quar
tet. Mary B. Williams and Wanna
Mary Huggins presented several
musical numbers, and Susan Calder
made an announcement concerning
the Ideal.
Salem girls have shown their
operation in a matter important for
the school. It is appreciated.
Schofield Addresses
Music Hour Audience
Voice Director Traces History
of the Singer’s Art
Mr. F.rnest L. Schofield delivered
an interesting and educational talk
at music hour Thursday, in which he
traced the development of voice
ture. An audience of music students
and music lovers enjoyed his talk and
several vocal selectinns by his pupils.
“Singing,” said the voice director,
"was born with civilization.” Since
the stone age music has followed re
ligion. During the glory of Greece
there were schools of declamation
which the main interest was voi(
not singing. The Greeks knew
great deal about the hygiene of the
voice, diction, inflexion, and modu-
Singing as a modern art came about
with the organization of the Catholic
Church and its unification. Here was
the beginning of antiphonal singing.
Pope Gregory established a school
where singers of Rome learned to
sing and write music for the v
Students tried to sing elegantly, with
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I. R. S. Dinner
Opens Remodeled
Dining Hall
Bitting Quartet MiJtes Its First
Appeartuice in Songs
The formal opening of the new
dining-room Monday night, October
proved to be a great success. The
R. S. Council, sponsor of the event,
furnished the decorations and pre
sented an entertaining program dur
ing the delicious four course dinner.
The Salem Alma Mater was sung
at the beginning of the banquet with
added stress on “Strong are thy walls,
O Salem.” Music was furnished by
Annie Zue Maye at the piano and a
local talent orchestra.
During the first course, Mary
Catherine Siewers, president of the
I, R. S., appointed Dr. Rondthaler,
King Arthur of the “Round Table”
and requested that he give a presen
tation later. In response. President
Rondthaler, in spite of a request to
sing “Sweet Adeline,” expressed his
delight at being in the new dining
hall and also his appreciation of Mrs.
Stockton’s praiseworthy activities
during the inconvenience of the past
■eral weeks.
Later, the Salem “Mills Sisters,”
who are Adelaide Silversteen, Tom-
Frye, Rosalie Smith, and Doro
thy Heidenreich, offered a program
of songs; including “Drink to Me
Only With Thine Eyes” and a negro
ipiritual. The dinner was brought
;o an end by the singing of “Good
Night, Ladies.”
Disarmament For
Peace Subject Of
Miss Elliott’s Talk
Reviews Geneva Conference
And the Cost of Warfare
Guilford College, Oct. 11—The
history club of Salem College, Win-
ston-Salem, composed of about 25
young women, is this afternoon
making its biennial trip to Guilford
Battleground for personal inspection
of points of interest, and will make
a brief stop at the college here.
A faculty committee, headed by
-Mrs. Ernestine Milner, has been
named to entertain the young ladies
during their stay on the campus, and
tea will be served, with Mrs. i
Newlin presiding. The members of
the history club are expectied to i
rive here at 3:30 o’clock, leaving
■I:!5. They will witness football
practice by the Guilford elven prior
to the tea, and a number of Guilford
boys will be guests at the social fea
ture of the afternoon.
—Greensboro Daily News.
Departing from the usual
custom of secrecy, the May
Day committee is announcing
the results of the election of
tlie May Queen and her court.
Billye Philpott will be Queen
of the May, and her maid-of-
honor will be Wanna Mary
The May Dav attendants
are: Phyllis Clapp, Theresa
Cooke, Mildred Hanes, Lucy
James, Courtland Preston,
Elois Padrick, Ruth McCloed,
Elizabeth Price, Mary Price,
Mary Lillian White, Mary
Catlierine Siewers and Mary
Adams Ward.
On Friday Morning at the regular
chapel service, Miss Harriette Elliot,
head of the department of Political
ticc at North Carolina College
for Women in Greensboro, spoke on
the subject of world peace and the
Disarmament Conference.
iss Elliot has been in Winston-
Salem under the auspices of the
American Association of University
Women and has been presenting a
non-partisian consideration of sub
jects of government.
Some people say that the whole
world has lost interest in problems
of peace. It is Miss Elliot’s definite
conviction that it is the responsibility
of individuals who lived intelligently
through a war to carry on som
the dominant ideas during that time
so that people may become interested
in a new and better type of civiliza
tion. Men have fought their
constantly to greater and greater
No longer is it thought that Ger
many caused the World War. It
the result of a system, secret treaties
and the theoretical balance of pow
er. College students of that day
cepted almost without question the
adopted slogan “If we have peace
we must arm.” Students of today,
however, refuse to accept that idea
and see that arms are one of
major causes of war.
At the Geneva Peace Conference
last February two hundred and fifty-
two people representing fifty-eight
nations met to consider a world re
duction of arras. This consideration
was based on these reasons:
1. It was their moral obligation to
attempt to fulfill their promise
to Germany.
2. Arms are a major cause of war.
3. The world has concluded that it
cannot afford to arm.
The cost of war is one-half the
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Ratc’iff Speaks About
N.C. Political Machinery
Explains Oection System and
Australian Ballot
Mr. H. M. Ratcliff, who is chair
man of the county board of elections
in Winston-Salem, spoke Thursday
night about the political machinery
in North Carolina.
The county board of elections re
mains neutral to party elections and
party cadidates. Whenever a mem
ber of the board addresses an assem
bly, it is understood that they are
not speaking in behalf of any party
or its candidate.
Mr. Ratcliff announced that he
was glad to see that so many young
people were taking an interest in
governmental affairs. “The govern
ment,” says Mr. Ratcliff, “is com
posed of the people of this country,
and if people’s thoughts turned to
governmental affairs, the prosperity
would increase, and it would all go
towards the building of substantial
The Raleigh State Board
Elections is composed of five n
hers, three of which are Democrats
and the remainder Republicans. The
County boards have three members
two Democrats and one Republican.
The unevenness is accounted for by
the fact that the Democrats are in
control in N. C.
The counties are divided into pre-
cints, as many as are needed. Forsyth
County has .31. Under the Austral
ian Ballot Law, a private booth is
provided for every 100 people oi
fraction thereof. The county offi
cers as a majority are elected for
terra of 4 years—a few for 2 years.
A voter’s qualifications are
must be 21 years of age, a state
dent for 12 consecutive months and a
county resident for at least 4 months.
The two types of absentee votes
he explained—the blue one, for ab
sence from county and the white
one for sickness.
Voting must be done in the pre
cinct of a voter’s banafide residence.
(ContivMed on Page Pour)
F^our Student
Officers F.lected
On Wednesday
Stee Gee Representative and
Y. W. Secretary Chosen
Student elections held at the close
of the chapel period on Wednesday
filled four vacancies in the Stee Gee
Council and one vacancy in
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. Mary Kathe
rine Thorp and Mary B. Williams
presided, and scret ballots were used.
The following girls were elected:
Freshman on-campus representa
tives—Gertrude Schwalbe, Nancy
Freshman off-campus representa
tive—Eugenia McNew.
Junior representative—Lena Pe-
Rules Impressed
On Students
“Every Salemite Her Own
Stee Gee” Says Pres. Thorp
When Mary Katherine Thorp,
President of Student Self-Govern-
talked to the boarding stu
dents at a house meeting last Mon-
ight, .Juniors and Seniors were
reminded of the time before Salem
had a real honor system. Remember
ing the attitude of “getting by”
which at that time prevailed, they
pronounced present conditions much
3re satisfactory.
Speaking especially to the new
students President Thorp told the
group that the honor system meant
living on the campus without being
policed, freedom in the proper sense
of the term. “Good sportsmanship is
essential,” she said. “Self-Govern-
;nt embodies every college regula-
n, from the unmentionables such
cheating or drinking to the minor
matters like light cuts.” Each girl
knows her offense and reports herself.
Freshman were instructed to re
spect a “Busy” sign. To break one
serious offense, to be penalized
>ne week’s restriction. By re
quest she explained that a “Busy”
it be hung on the door itself, not
the knob, and that after 10:35
a “Busy” may be passed.
Since last year the call-down sys-
m has been revised. There are no
half or third demerits, but each of
fense counts one call down, which the
offender herself marks on the call-
down list. Each month five call-
downs are allowed without punish-
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Mrs. Rondtlialer
Gives Talk At
Y. W. Vespers
‘Kingdom of Other Things”
Is Her Inspiring Subject
“As a swiramer relaxes and gives
himself to the powerful waters to
buoy him up, so must we subject our
selves completely to God’s corapetent
said Mrs. Rondthaler at
Y. W. C. A. Vesper Service. In her
accustomed genial and personal raan-
r she spoke on the subject of re-
irabering God. She urged that the
college girls allow God to enter into
the “kingdom of other things.”
When we were young, she said,
we met our first mountain-top ex
perience when we gave ourselves to
God. He add.s, color to our drab life.
As we face the kingdoms of other
things, we measure them by the
standards the ever tactful Ji
for us.
Our first great love centered
around our parents. In our teens w(
seemed to worship some older friend,
u.sually an older girl or a teacher. A
little later we fell in love, and still
later in life we shall experience the
really great love. All these hum;
loves tend to clarify the one divine
love—the love of God and His king
dom. We belong most of all to Hi
who is within us.
There is a time when we forget
God for the kingdom of other things.
Life on the campus is entirely dif
ferent from life at home. Many
questions arise which really de
termine a girl’s character: Do you
care so much for a good time for
vourself over a week-end that
forget some person who may need
you at school.^ When you lose youi
temper, do you wonder if you havt
lost your reputation more than yoi
wonder if you have hurt soraeone’i
feelings.^ Because you have sue
ceeded in getting into a certain group
of people, are you forgetful of
other’s feelings? There are n;
more similar questions in college life
that may be answered correctly only
by relying on God’s wisdom and
Stndeut Problems Are
Considered At Y.P.M.
Smoking Experiment Proved
Success After Year’s Trial
At Y. P. M. on Wednesday morn
ing, October 19, Dr. Rondthaler
discussed three matters of particular
interest to the entire school.
First he explained that the chapel
rvice, in which Salem College par
ticipates, is of a distinctive type sel
dom found in other schools.. The
program, each day, is carefully plan
ed, and both the processional and
the recessional are in harmony with
The service is a meeting of the
whole school for reverent and joyous
The second matter Dr. Rondthaler
discussed was that of smoking. This
perplexing and difficult problem was
temporarily settled in 1931 ; a smok-
1 was provided and opened
under certain conditions, with the
agreement that the question was to
be re-opened and investigated at the
nd of the year. In May, 1932, the
Advisory Comraittee, the Board of
Trustees and the Student Council met
ived at the following con
clusions :
That there was an entire change
in the regard of the whole school
toward Student Government.
That there was no complaint of
the smoking room hours.
That there was no abuse of the
That there was a noticeable de-
creast; in the number of students
who smoked.
Therefore, .smoking is no longer
problem at Salem. The Advisory
Board and the Faculty sanction the
I'ontinuance of the privilege as long
as it meets with the co-operation it
now has.
The third topic Dr. Rondthaler
brought before the student body was
that of studying on Sunday. While
books are not noisy instruments or
IS and the library or one’s
not an office or a work shop,
the fact remains that work is work,
• it may be carried on.. God
gives the express command that His
o be one of rest and quiet.
Dr. Rondthaler asked these questions:
Is it fair to work on Sunday? Can
be done safely? Can the blessing
of God be upon you if you work on
the Lord’s day? You think that the
habitual inculcating of the practice
of work on Sundays is for strength
and confidence and blessing? These
questions, laid before the student
body not as a rebuke, but as an opin
ion. are to be considered and answer
ed by them.
.Several Seniors in the conducting
class went to Greensboro Friday to
attend the lectures at N. C. Woman’s
College made by Karl W. Gherkens
and Norval Church.
Mr. Gherkins, who is head of the
Public School Music Department at
Obcrlin College in Ohio, used the
audience to illustrate his lecture on
chorus mu.sic and choral conducting.
He i.s the author of a textbook on
conducting which is used in the
Salem School of Music. The lec
ture on conducting orchestras made
by Mr. Church was illustrated by
the conducting of an actual orchestra.
Friday afternoon the members of
the History Club went to Guilford
Battle Ground where they held a
delightful picnic.
Dr. Anscombe acted as guide for
the occasion and explained the sig
nificance of various monuments which
make the site memorable.
A large number of history en
thusiasts enjoyed the outing.

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