North Carolina Newspapers

Politics In Limelight
Monday and Tuesday
Democrats Win Over Repub
licans and Socialists by
Large Majority
and faculty of Salem participated ir
a practical application of the studies
of the Young Democratic Club. The
members of the club sponsored and
took a “Straw Vote” to give the
dents of Salem some idea of registra
tion and voting procedure and to de
termine the trend of student political
The registration took place on
Monday and the voting on Tuesday,
the polls closing at five-thirty P. M.
Of the approximately two hundred
and fifty students of Salem College
one luindrcd and five registered and
voted. Although the entire stu
dent body did not participate and al
though this was the first time that
a straw vote has been taken at Salem,
it may be said with a large degree of
certainty that more students are in
telligently interested in political pro-
'ure ant platforms and the national
problems behind the platforms 1'
On Monday night the students of
the Salem College who are affiliated
vith the Democratic party endeavor
ed to match the pre-election enthusi-
ism of older politicians by having a
parade througli the corridors of the
school. The lack of brass bands and
eches was not noticeable in the
great din of horns and voices acclaim
ing the Democratic candidate, Frank
lin D. Roosevelt.
Academy Entertains
For Day Students
Dramatic Club Presents
“Cabbages and Kings”
On Monday niglit the boarders and
faculty of Salem Acadcnny were hos
es to the day-students and their
'nts. A large number of guests
mbled in the dining-room, their
places being designated by attractive
Salem place cards.
After enjoying a delicious turkey
dinner, the guests were escorted into
the social room where they were en
tertained by the Harlequin Dramatic
Club which presented “Cabbages and
act play by Rose
one act
The cast
■t Valk
Katherine Piekledon
Betsy Hill
Sara Lyle Glenn
Bob-Ed" I.asater
Betty Bahnson
Helen McArthur
Louise Bennett
Volumes From Bishop’s
Library Given College
Several Hundred Books Will
Be Catalogued
The most recent and valuable ad
dition to the library of Salem College
is a collection of several hundre
i-olumes from the library of Bislie-
Rondthaler. These books were select
ed by Miss Grace Siewers, librarian
' f Salem College, and Dr. Howav
R. Rondthaler, President.
The field of subjects covered in
dudes History, Bible, Travel, and
the Latin and Greek Classics. These
ri'present the favorite studies of
Bishop Rondthaler, and it has always
n his desire that this portion o'
his library be inherited by Salen’
College, the institution over which h
was president for several years and
irman of the Board of Trustees
for a quarter of a century.
Gladys Swarthout
Gives First Civic
Music Program
Large Audience Hears Noted
Soprano Thursday
Gladys Swarthout, youngest mez
zo-soprano of the Metropolitan Op
era Company, gave the first concert
this season of the Winston-Salem
C i V i c Music Association. Mi
Swarthout is young, lovely in a
pearance and gracious in manner ai
has already had a brilliant operal
Her first number was “Lascia eh'
Fianga,” Handel, from “Rinaldo,”
a beautiful aria and a splendid
ample of the recitative and
form. “Con Tranquillo Ri))oso”
Pasquini-Boghen, is the song of Filen
in the Greek Idyl when the lover o
the sleeping Chloris is singing to he
in the forest.” “Who’ll Buy M;
I.avender” by Kdward German
Jones, was a light and graceful :
quite in contrast with the first
The second group of songs opened
with “Tristezza Crepuscolare” by
Santoliquido, an evening song, melo
dious and charming. “Traum durch
die Dammerung” by R. Strauss is ont
of the most beautiful melodies
Strauss ever wrote. The song
fascinating effects was “L’ Eehalle
d’Amour” by Luzzatti.
Miss Swarthout sang an aria, “O
Mio Fernando,” from “I-a Favorita,”
by D(mizetti. This opera was very
popular in the middle of the last cen
tury. Although the opera itself is
regarded as old fashioned today, it
has many selections which are still
favorites on the concert stage.
Mr. Nils Nelson, pianist, accom-'
panist, played three piano solos, the
first of which was “Chant d’ Amour”
(Continued on Page Four)
Salem Students
Observe American
Education Week
Interesting Talks Reveal the
Development of Schools.
The education department, under
the direction of Mr. McEwen p
sented a helpful series of talks
the morning chape) services during
the week of November 7 to 13.
The theme for the year 1932 which
marks the twelfth annual observance
of public education in America, is
“The Schools and the Nation’s
Capable students of the education
department discussed topics suggest-
(Continued on Page Fout)
“Up in Richmond the people
think Salem is a place where the
girls wear hideous uniforms and
march to church twice a day,”
said Anna Preston on her return
from a trip in the interest of the
college. .-She spent her time in the
Southern metropolis from Satur
day, 5 until last Wednesday cor
recting the erroneous idea that
Salem Colege is a Moravian con
Anna, who is traveling secretary
for the Alumnae Association, made
talks at two preparatory schools,
Collegiate and St. Catherine’s, as
well as to the Salem Alumnae As
sociation of Richmond. ..There she
met the oldest living alumnae of
the college, ..Mrs. John Garden.
Although at the schools she was
not permitted to openly advertise
the college, Miss Preston talked
on the advantages of a college edu
cation. ..“I casually mentioned
Salem,” said Anna, “just to re
mind them of a good school.”
In celebration of the victorious
campaign of Franklin D. Roose
velt, the Democratic Club is spon
soring a victory ball to be held to
night in the Hut. A large crowd
is expected to attend, and a great
deal of fun is to be mixed in with
this Bowery Ball. The orchestra
and setting represent the bowery,
and a skit is to be presented also.
Everyone is cordially invited
and so 'Come on and bring all your
water-front friends.
Hockey Team Attends
Sweetbriar Conference
Players Meet With Near-By
Colleges in Series of Games
How does the Salem lioekey squad
compare with the teams of other
colleges.^ The answer will be de-
teruuned this week-end at Sweet-
briar, wliere the Carolina-Virginia
Field Hockey Conference is being
held. At eight o’clock Friday morn
ing the team of twelve players made
the trip in ears to the Virginia col
lege. They will return on Saturday
The hockey conference is an an
nual affair among the women’s col
leges of Carolina and Virginia and
is held with the purpost of advancing
interest in hoekcy. A series of games
will be played, and hockey classes
will be conducted by physical educa
tion teachers.
The national test for hockey ref
erees will be taken by Mildred Biles
(’.‘i2) and Rutli Carter (’31).
Miss Atkinson, coach, gym teach
er, and first-class chaperone, is ac
companying the team on the tri]).
Players on the first team are Patsy
.McMullan, Jo Walker, Cokey Prc
ton, Mary Katherine Thorp, and
Margaret Wall. The other players
in the line-up are Florence Aitehison,
Sliccky O’Brien, Marion Hadley.
Sarah Davis, Elizabeth Gray, Ghil
an Hall, and Anne Vaughn. The first
game they played was at two-thirty
1 Friday afternoon, and other con-
sts followed.
Colleges which will participate i’
the meet are Sweetbriar, William
Mar y, Hollands’ Virginia State
Teacher’s College, W. C. U. N. C..
Randolph-Maeon, W'esthampton, and
State Teacher’s College of Farm-
Y.W. Continues Subject
The Universal Appeal
Former Vica-President Takes
Part on Program
The regular Sunday night Vespers
were led by Miss Margaret Johnson,
vice-president of the Y. W. C. A.
The program was a continuation of
Universal Appeal begun last week.
A beautiful prelude was rendered by
Miss Dorothy Thompson, and the
opening hymn, “Father of I.ight.s,”
was followed by the Scripture, the
twenty-third Psalm, read by Miss
Elois Padriek. Miss Mary B. Wil
liams delightfully sang “A Prayer.”
Three selections for thought were
read by Misses Margaret Johnson,
Beth Norman and Martha Davis,
wlio was last year’s viee-jjresident of
tlie Y. W. C. A. The closing hymn,
“Oh Love That Will Not Me
Go,” was followed by the watchword
and the choral amen.
English Professor
Gives Reading
List To Press
Dr. Willoughby Compiles List
For Systematic Reading
Dr. Willoughby, head of the Eng
lish department and authority on
1‘^nglish literature, is offering to the
Sale mite a list of books which, as
the result of her extensive reading,
she considers notable. Although a
part of the lists publislied represent
th( o])inions of other recognized crit
ic-. many of the suggestions come
from Dr. Willoughby, and all of them
■t her approx
land of studeii
reading svst
h.uglihy wa
I. It w
 for a list of b
1 the
elf: '
sed an ii
:erest in suggestions for
systematic reading that it seem;-
me possible that reprint of some
table lists of books would not be
of place in your pages. I am offer
ing you, therefore a list eomjjiled for
the Golden Boole some time ago. fron
lists offered by sixty distinguished
“These books repre.sent different
tastes and different mental levels,
lire are some books which could be
understood by the very young, and
others which only the intellectually
mature could appreciate.
“On this list there are three books
which, in my opinion, are among the
best novels ever written. These arc
The Growth of the Soil, Joseph
Vance, and Old Wives’ Tale. Ethan
Fromc is the best American short
fiction, and of all the short plays
tile w-orld none surpasses Riders
the Sea.”
{Uontinued on Page Two)
VV edge\\^obd W are
Shows Scenes Of
The Campus
Salem Plates Will Be Ordered
This Week
The manufacturers of Wedgewood
china in England are now ready to
make the Salem plates, which for
several months committees at the col
lege have tried to secure. In the
show case in the library plates of the
pattern of the Salem plates are on
dis])Iay, and pamphlets explaining
them fully can be had for the ask
ing. If orders are to be filled by the
first of next year, they must be given
to Katherine Lasater or to Mary
Louise Mickey within the next week.
Salem plates mean memories of
The most popular order at the
Wee Blue Inn is dope ’n’ nabs, the
manager finds after a week of op
erating the tea room. Last Mon
day the Inn was opened for the
first time since the interruption
caused by the fall of the dining
room ceiling. ‘ ‘ It will take a lot of
dopes and a lot more nabs to buy
May Day decorations, ’ ’ said Man
ager Mickey as she mixed a bowl
of delicious shrimp salad.
The tea room, which is operated
by the May Day committee, is
open on week nights from nine
until ten-fifteen and Saturdays
from eight-thirty until ten-thirty.
There are specials each night be
sides the regular menu of drinks
and sandwiches. (See the ad in
this issue).
Leave your books, and take ?
pauses that refreshes. Drink a bit
and eat a bite at the Wee Blue Inn.
Dr. Thompson Deeply
Stirs Y.P.M. Audience
Inspires Audience With Talk
on Dreams and Work
“Behold that dreamer cometh” was
the text chosen by Dr. Taliaferro
Thompson, pastor of the First Pres
byterian Church in Richmond, Va.,
as the subject of his interesting,
tliought-provoking talk at the Young
People’s Meeting on Wednesday,
November 9th.
Having requested Dr. Rondthaler
to read from the Bible the lovely
story of the boy Joseph’s dreams. Dr.
Thompson then applied his text with
day lives. First, lie talked of the
danger of dreaming to those who
would dream and let it go at that,
tlius developing a mental habit det
rimental to their success in whatever
tliey desired to do. Second, he il
lustrated how dreaming and work
ing must go hand in hand to acconi-
])lish a pur])osc, giving as an example
tlie life of Mieheal the great scientist.
Dr. Thompson pointed out how
necessary it is to include God in
every dream in order to succeed.
Without (Jod, said Dr. Thompson, no
dream, no work is able to be devel
oped to the highest degree. One may
hav(" dreams and work to the utmost
but without (jod achievement will re
main only mediocre. God is a very
necessary element to success, de
clared the speaker.
With his humor, brilliance, and
ability to hold his audience enthralled
by his words. Dr. Thompson kindled
in the heart of every Salem girl an
urge to go forward with the aid of
God and work and achieve the high
est ambitions painted in her dreams.
{(Continued on Page Two)
Col. Blair Reviews
Educational Conference
Tells Class Progress of Edu
cation in the South
A vivid story of “The Fourth Con
ference for P'dueation in the South”
was told by Colonel William Blair,
Friday afternoon, to the members of
Education three class and to visitors.
Colonel Blair, being instrumental in
bringing the conference here and ac
tive in its development, was thus en
abled to give many interesting de
tails and character portrayals.
The Fourth Conference for Edu
cational in the South met in 1901 in
the chapel, or what is now the li
brary, of Salem College. This was
the first conference of the educators
open to the public since their organ
ization in 18G8.
Colonel Blair gave an accurate as
well as dramatic description of North
Carolina in 1900. At that time there
was a burden of thirty-eight million
dollars thrust upon North Carolina
as her part of the war debt. Thirty
President and Registrar
Attend Durham Meeting
Conl'arence of College Officials
Held Thursday
On Thursday Dr. Rondthaler and
.Miss 15Iair went to Durham to the
conference of school heads. The
first mei;ting was for state registrars
and the second for the registrars with
the other college officials. The re
corded pur])ose of the conference
was to discuss the More F’ffeetive
Use of Obj-ctive Data in the So
lution of (Current Problems of High
er Education. Miss Blair is the
chairman of the state registrars.

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