Saturday, November 19, 1932.
Published Weekly by the Student
Body of Salem College
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Editor-in-Chief Josephine Courtney
Managing Editor .. Dorothy Ileiden
Associate Editor Minor Phillips
Associate Editor Patsy McMullan
Literary Editor Susan Caldei
Literary Editor Courtlancl Preston
Local Editor Martha Binder
Music EditO! M iry Absli
Music Editor Rosalie Smith
Alumnae Editor Elizabeth Gray
Sports Editor Margaret Long
Feature Editor Sarah Lindsay
Feature Editor Kathleen A
Local Editor Meriam Steve
Cora Emmaline Henderson
Business Manager Sarah Hortor
Advertising Manager Mary Sampli
Ass’t Adv. Manager Ruth McLeod
Ass’t Adv. Manager .... Isabelle Pollock
Ass’t Adv. Manager Grace Pollock
Ass’t Adv Manager Claudia Foy
Ass’t Adv. Manager .... Mary Delia Irvi
Ass’t Adv. Manager ... Margaret Ward
Circulation Manager Jane Willii
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“Of all the fruitless errands,
sending a tear to look after a
day that is gone, is the most
“What never run smootli yet,
can hardly be expected to
change its character for us.”
“A mother—she alw,
;ves what’s good, sir.”
—Dombey and Son.
A SERIOUS MISTAKE
When Miss Anna Preston returns
from a neighboring, state with the in-
formation that people in that locality
think that Salem is a place where
girls wear hideous uniforms and
march to church twice a day, that is
the time for Salem students to rise
in rebellion and correct this peculiar
idea. If school authorities in Vir
ginia think such things of Salem,
what could people in Texas or Cali
fornia tliink of this grand old school?
Do they think about it at all? Have
they even heard of the name of
If at the end of a hundred and
sixty years of continued school
sions the general impression of Salem
College among people of the nation
is false, something should be done
about it. There are many citizens of
prominence in North Carolina
think that sleeping quarters at Salem
are still alcoves and that all the old
rules which are framed and hung
the Sisters’ House as out-dated (
■ riosities are still exacted. Their cc
eeptions of historic old Salem refuse
to include modern dormitories, stu
dent self-government, regulations for
smoking, or an athletic field. They
even fail to notice the high standards
of scholarship, maintaining some
vague notion that the most impor
tant subject at this college is em
Small colleges are merging Mo
larger ones, and the small college
v/ith low scholastic standards and
meager equipment is becoming
non-existent. This fact becomes
evident from month to month as
the newspapers carry the stories
of consolidation of colleges. Prin
cipally it is an economy moveme-
BecT.use of the amount of mo!
that could be saved N. C. C. ^Y.,
State College, and U. N. C. have
recently been merged into the
gi'eater Norih Carolina University
with one president, 'Dr. Frank
Graham. During the past week
the .Methodist conference astonish
ed people of the state with the
iiouncement that Davenport Col
lege at Lenoir will be combined
with Greensboro College, and
Weaver College and Rutherford
(.,'ollego will be combined as a two-
year co-eduvatioiial college locat
ed at the pi‘c;'.e;.t site of Daven
port (!ollege. Four colleges will
bcoome two. The need for many
small colleges i>assed with the ad
vent of good roads and quick com-
iiiunieation, and schools which are
(|uiieinent,s iirist go, for th(‘y will
not be patronized. The pi’ocess ol
merging one school with anothc'.
pi-esents almost insurmountable
difficulties. Wlien an old, estab
lished school is about to lose its
identity through consolidation,
alumni cry out against it. Other
complications and troubles are in
volved in the process of iconsolida-
tion, but as sure as the tendency
of the times demands it, small col
leges will merge into large ones.
Another tendency brought by
today’s financial situation is the
increased number of co-edueation-
al schools. A few years ago wom
en invaded the campus of the uni-
v(:rsity and State, only to be treat
ed coldly and plainly shown they
were out of their proper places.
Then no man attended a woman’s
college. This year, however, al
most every college allows “co
eds.” Salem and E. C. T. C. and
W. C. II. N. C. open at least the
Cronit doors to men, while girls at-
t(>nd Wake Forest, Davidson, and
State without the least enibarass-
inent. The State Technician states
that the attitude toward eo-eds is
improving, and the AV. C. II. N. C
Carolinian welcomes its male stud
ents as cordially as its women.
Does this mean that in time to
come there wiJl be no colleges for
women or for men alone? Will
all colleges become merged into a
few large, well-equi'pped, eo-edu-
The glad news came, Miss Sallie
Vest, the beloved keeper of Prac
tice Hall, who has been ill during
the past week, is much better. She
hopes to return to her duties on
I’m puzzled—can you help me?
I wonder what has happened to Dean
Vardell and Dr. Rondthaler the
they never entertain us so pleasingly
in chapel any more by their bom
bardment of fast and witty remarks
sible that the thing called “Dep
sion” has also overtaken the jovial
spirit of this unusually “happy pair.”
The freshmen have heard of the
life of bye-gone days and are clam
oring to have their curiosity satis
fied by some out burst of wit.
More than the freshmen, however,
the upper classmen who really know
and have been intimately acquainted
with “the Chapel Pep” wish for a
speedy return to the stage, the per
sonalities of Dean and Dr.
Mr. President Rondthaler, if you
will accept my candid opinion, this
is the one finishing touch that our
chapel programs need.
Did you ever hear of cookies being
measured by the quart? Neither did
I until last night, but now I
well-learned on the subject. Lei
tell you, and then you may go home
Christmas well-educated. The Mo
ravian Christmas cookies are measur
ed by the amount of molasses used
in them, therefore they are measured
in quarts and gallons. However, they
are brought by the pound. Can you
figure that out? If you can’t let me
order your cakes for you. They are
worth a little bit of struggling with
systems of dry measurements.
; out the difference in being
and being learned. Which
rather be? You’d bettei
IV. It’s a life-time job.
3 said that it
The Academy Christmas Bazar
will be open on Dec. 4 and 5 in the
Academy social room.
On Saturday evening the Academy
will have .a fashion show.
Attention: No pajamas are al
lowed in the Wee Blue Inn. Delivery
service, however, is cheerfully given
There will be no Salemite follow
ing Thanksgiving. Staff assign
ments for the next issue are now
posted and should be checked by
every member of the staff.
great to live long and live much.
Many of us might live long, but few
of us will live as much as we should,
if we keep going at our present
Don’t claim to be a stoic unless
you rally know what a Stoic is. The
goal of a Stoic’s life is to be called
Did you ever try to figure why a
candle doesn’t .smoke? It doesn’t
you know. Just put your scientific
mind to work, but if it refuses to
I’ll tell you next week.
Until then, vale!
In The Realvis of Gold
“Much Have I Traveled in the Realms of Gold”
The American College Girl is a collection of a number of essays
written by college girls of ten large and well known women’s colleges
of the United States. The essays collected are ihose which received
j)rizes at a nation-wide college essay contest. Students of such col
leges as Bryn Mawr, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Vassar, and Simmons write
about the histories, traditions, and ideals of their own colleges. Every
essay sliows the love that the writer has for her school and the rev
erence and respect for Alma Mater. Each one sees her college clothed
in beauty, gnieious and humane, gay, many sided, and devoted to
truth. Besides the spirit and history of the different colleges pre
sented, the reader gets the picture of the college girl herself—the
college girl, who is also the modern girl.
Martha Berry by Tracy Byers.
This is a biography of Martha Berry “the Sunday Lady of
Possum Trot.” as the author calls her.
Martlia Berry from Georgia, for thirty years has been giving
a priceless service to her country, to her state, to her people, and to
the youth. A wealthy, aristocratic southern lady, she was an hieress
to vast and beautiful lands of Georgia around the Berry Hill. Even
in her early youth she was not so polished and precise as her sisters
and other girls of her breeding. She was thinking of thousands of
illiterate men and women of Georgia and trying to find a way to
One Sunday in the winter of 1900 she was sitting in a cabin I
longing to her which was some way from her home, when she saw
two little boys approaching.
She asked them—
“Did you go to Sunday School?”
“Sunday School! No’m. Course not. We got no clo’es.” was the
“Would you like to hear some Bible Stories?”
After some hours the boys asked:
“Be there more .stories ?”
And every Sunday after that the children returned by the pos
sum trot road, and every Sunday brought more children.
Now Mortha Berry has educated some eight thousand boys and
girls in her school at Mt. Berry. A thousand students from eleven
states are enrolled, who are studying everything from primers to
college courses for degrees, including the art of gracious and simple
This-book brings a message of self-sacrifice, unfailing energy
and everlasting love. It is an account of great love of a great woman,
simple, sincere and inspiring.
Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes.
Years of Grace is in Bookman’s score of the most popular book
of the month for three consecutive mnths of the year 1930.
The story begins with the romance of Jane and Andre. Jane
is just seventeen, Andre a little older. Andre has studied art in
Paris studios; that’s one of the reasons why her family disapproves
of him. They are very young and are made to part. Their last words
are these: “My mother has forbidden me to give you any promises,
but I give you my thoughts, all my thoughts.” Jane enters Bryn
It is a charming book, delightful, clean in every way, fresh and
one that leaves a smile on your face.
ITHE FASHION PLATE
FRENCH JUDGE OR NUN?
Make your choice—will
you be a judge, a child, a
nun, or a kitten? Let
your collar make you for
a few hours what you have always
hoped to be.
The wide white neck decoration of
the nun’s garb is very stylish. Folds
of white pique varying in size make
an attractive collar for a woolen
dress. Silk crepe and silk pique are
also used. Small strips of pique
pagoted together and fastened with
glass buttons make a stylish nun
neck dress. This type collar makes
a high neck line and extends almost
to the sleeve, giving a wide, stylish,
shoulder line also.
Judicial collars are very “Frenchy.”
On collar is planned with a pleated
ruff in front made into three tiers
and attached to a plain band with
ends that tie at the back.
Some of the collars of today re
semble dressed up bibs. They are
cut into triangular or other odd
shapes and trimmed with buttons or
The latest fashion shows crochet
ed Angora wool for collars, cuffs and
buttons. This snow-like, fuzzy ma
terial is very chic, made into a nun’s
collar with small turn backs flaps at
the neck and fastened in the front
with Angora buttons.
White collars are flattering to the
wearer because they make a splendid
outline for the face, thus empha
sizing good features. The new neck
wear is “the thing.” Choose and de
termine, by wearing a nun’s neck
adornment or a judicial collar your
type for the day.
Best Modern Books
As Listed by Mims
This week’s list is by Dr. Edwin
Mims, head of the department of
English at Vanderbilt University.
It was first published in the Golden
Book. It contains several of the
same titles given in the composite
list of last week—a fact which should
stimulate the intellectually curious
to find out the reason why.
“Poerhs” is rather a discouraging
general title, but if one looks inside
a collection by Masefield one is like
ly to see such an alluring title as
“Right Royal,” “Dauber,” or “Rey
nard the Fox,” and he who misses
any of tliose misses a great treat.
One who has not read Willa Cath,
er’s My Antonia should make a bee
line to the library and get it.
As for Shaw’s “Man and Super
man,” if you knew that Superman is
Ji'o7nan yon would read it at once.
BEST TWENTIETH CENTURY
List by Mims
Hamsun—Growth of the Soil.
Roberts—The Time of Man.
Masters—Spoon River Anthology.
Wells—Outline of History.
Beard—Rise of American Civilization
Whitehead—Science and the Modern
Eddington—Nature of the Physical
Babbitt—^Rousseau and Romanticism
Mumford—The Golden Day
Sherman—The Genius of America.
Shaw—Man and Superman.
Svnge—^Playboy of the Western
Adams^—^The Education of Henry
“What happens to people who are
so foolish as to allow themselves to
become run down?” asks a doctor.
They wind up in a hospital.