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Saturday, December 10, 1932.
Piiblislied Weekly by the Student
Body of Salem College
.00 a Year :: 10c a Copy
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Alumnae Editor ...
Feature Editor ....
. Courtland Preston
. Meriam Stevensor
Cora Emmaline Henderson
Husineas Manager Sarah Horton
Advertising Manager Mary Sample
■iss't Adv. Manager Ruth McLeod
iss't Adv. Manager .... Isabelle Pollock
\ss’t Adv. Manager Grace Pollock
■tss’t Adv Manager Claudia Foy
Ass't Adv. Manager .... Mary Delia Irvin
Ass't Adv. Manager ... Margaret Ward
Circulation Manager lane Willi
Ass’t Cir. Manager Sarah Jetton
Ass’t Cir. Manager Mary Frances I.inncy
j ‘There seems a magic
1 very name of Christmas. Would I
I that Christmas lasted the whole j
1 year through (as it ought), i
♦ and that the prejudice and pas- j
I sions which deform our better J
j nature were never called into j
I action among those to whom j
they should never be strang- i
! ers.” —Charles Dickens, j
Holly wreaths, Christmas trees,
smell of cedar and pine, mad ru.sh
of going home for the holidays—this
Christmas is come to Salem
and the rest cf the world as well,
ven the staid Seniors are making
te of marking one more day off
little calendars, with thei
d on the eircle-enscribed
Gift lists, bustle of shopping, all
the joyous details of merry Christ-
laking are at hand. There
still talk of a depression and the
wolf at the door, but they matter i
" ir there is no depression
the happiness of friendship, nor 1
the wolf yet knocked on the door of
'peace on earth, good will to
Our gifts may not be so expensive
and elaborate as those we gave four
years ago—but they carry worlds of
best wishes and Christmas joy with
In the busy, crowded world of
to-day, we of the younger generation
are accused of not grasping the real
significance of the joyous yuletide
season. But, having lived through
Christmas vespers when one’s very
heartstrings vibrate witli a queer
burning ecstasy and the Christmas
carols that leave a tingling of
fibre, no Salem girl can fail to ap
preciate the true meaning of Christ
mas. Souls are still souls, hearts
still hearts, and as long as little chil
dren await with anticipation Sant;
Claus’ coming, as long as the story
of the first Noel is read and loved,
long as candles burn as a symbol
our adoration of the Christ Child
—so long will people everywhere
continue to thrill with the beauty
and joy of Christmastide.
—C. E. H.
Congratulations, Queens ! We take
ff our hats to you. Salem is proud
to have you as a sister college in the
Southern Association. We know just
how much this new honor means to
the Southern Presbyterians,
Charlotte. We also know
that this honor is a crown to Dr.
razor, who has for years tirelessly
nrked towards this end.
You have taken a big step forward
a step of which you are surely
orthy and one which will lead to
Remember that you are not the
sole rejoicer in your achievements.
Salem is smiling with you I
Can you realize that Christmas
is right here on us? In spite of all
the hard work to which we have been
subject, the time has gone rather
fast, though hasn’t it? I guess I’l
getting old. I have often heard it
said that the older you get the faster
time goes. Heaven help me when
I’m eighty ! I hope you all have a
gorgeous time at home and don’t for
get to come back next January. We
have a few little reviews to take—
nothing serious—just little remind
ers that we have been taking history
and French and German.
it up and
ce, .and don’t
to see a beautiful
all the pictures
Here’s a word of welcome to the
Vardells. We are truly glad to have
them down on the campus, and hope
that they like it as well as we
To avoid embarassment, keep your
birthday to yourself. This is from
who knows from bitter experi-
you ever become discouraged,
pust sit down and list all of the good
things we have at Salem. Then go
y a new pack of notebook paper,
lu’ll need it.
Who wants to donate a phone for
I found out who posted my fake
long distance call last night—and
one more Red.skin bit the dust!
WINNERS OF PASSES
The Carolina Theatre takes
pleasure in presenting tickets
to the following members of
the Salemite staff for their
outstanding work in this issue:
Miss Dorothy Heidenreieh,
associate editor, and Miss Isa
belle Pollock, assistand adver
A CENTURY OF LIVING
Proud to have reached the century
mark, happy in the knowledge that
she is the oldest living alumna of
the oldest college in the South, Mrs.
Alice Council quietly but joyfulb
celebrated her one hundredth birth
day on last December 1. Although
none of her former classmates
there to commerate the day with her,
she saw no cause for sorrow for be
ing “the last leaf.”
Mrs. Council is a remarkable
v.'oman—active, no aged, but blessed
with longevity. Althoua’.h she
calls old school memories with pleas
ure, she does not live in the past.
She is glad to know of the improve
ments made at her alma mater; her
outlook is modern. Old age lik
hers, is beautiful and blessed.
Salem congratulates her oldest liv
ing Alumna on attaining her ad
vanced age without loss of her fac
ulties, retaining always loyalty and
love for this grand old institution.
The cards and greetings which
sent to exemplify the truth that
every Salem girl has a sisterly feel
ing for every other Salem girl
though their ages be almost a cen
THE PLANTING OF THE
“An lo! I saw a man reclining
'neath my mimosa tree.” — Robert
The ingenious Seniors deliberately
broke tradition in their tree-plantinii
ceremony, and thereby saved it from
the danger of becoming a dreaded
formality which had to be carriei
each year, like registration o
picture taking. When, instead of the
solemn body of black-robed digni
taries, there frolicked down the path
a crowd of children in socks and hair
ribbons, the school gasped in
prise and sighed in relief. It 'v\
long, deep breath which they sorely
Did the little children, even though
they had studied botany, realize the
significance of the tree they plant
ed ? It is a mimosa from the garden
of “Mrs. Bishop” Rondthaler, a tre(
that will surely live, for it is a ver\
hardy plant. Gray’s Botany tell,
that the name is derived from the
Greek mimos or “mimic,” as
imitated the actions of living
tures. It is one of the peculiar
species of plants which seem
have a nervous system, for it closes
its leaves when danger approaches,
when rain falls, and when night tim;
The mimosa attracts bees and hum-
ming birds, who enjoy the fragi
and the nectar of the pink blossoms.
As the poet Southey tells, it also at
tracts males of the genus homo.
Could the hopeful, clever Seniors
have realized that when they selected
DR. WILLOUGHBY CON
TINUES BOOK LIST
The list of one hundred best nov
els by W’illiam Lyon Phelps which
follows was published sometinit
in Scribner’s Magazine.
When we, editorially, suggested
that Dr. Willoughby make
comment on it, she said something
like the following: “Sooner or later
every one should read all of these
books. About some of them there
no great hurry, but any undergrad
uate cap.able of doing such a thing
should blush to admit not having
ead the novels of Dumas and Diek-
ns on this list, to say nothing of
‘‘Sentimental Tommy, Tret
Island, and The Moonstone
things which appeal to all ages,
to ninety-three. More delicate
and subtle, more deeply appealing
emotionally, and still not too pro
found, or too depressing for youna
hearts are: Adam Bede, The Ordeal
)f Richard Feveral, The Return of
['he Native, The Nigger of the Nar-'
■issus and The Age of Innocence.
The greatest novels on the list,
of those not previously listed in your
pages are: Madame Bovartj, Pere
iriot, and War and Peace. '
Personally I should find it very
d.fficult to do without Les Miserables
as a part of my mental furniture, but
I could do forever without the novels
We could elicit no further remarks
so we went to the library and took
Dickens—The Old Curiosity Shop.
Dickens—Our Mutual p'riend.
Hawthorne—The Scarlet Letter.
Hawthorne—The House of Seven
Stowe—Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Eliot—The Mill on the Floss.
I.ist by William I.yon Phelps
Goldsmith—^'Plie Vicar of Wakefield
Austen—Pride and Predjudice.
Scott—The Bride of Lammermoor.
Cooper—The I.ast of the Mohicans.
Dumas—^The Three Musketeers.
Dumas—Twenty Years After.
Dumas—^The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Dumas—The Count of Monte Cristo.
Dickens—The Pickwick Papers.
Bjornson—In God’s Way.
Turgeniev—A House of Gentlefolk.
Turgeniev--P'atliers and Children.
Turgeniev—On the Eve.
Tolstoi—War and Peace.
Aolstoi—The Death of Iva
Dostoievski—Memoirs of the House
of the Dead.
Dostoievski—Crime and Punishment
Dostoievski—The Brothers Karamo-
Carroll—Alice in Wonderland.
James—'The Portrait of a Lady.
Meredith—The Ordeal of Richard
Howells—A Modern Instance.
Hardy—Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Hardy--Tess of the D’Urbenvilles
France—The Crime of Sylvester
Heyse—The Children of the World.
Stevenson—Weir of Hermiston.
Shaw—Casnel Byron’s Profession.
Crane—The Red Badge of Courage.
Butler—The Way of All Flesh.
Conrad—The Nigger of the Nareis-
De Morgan—Joseph Vance.
Galsworthy—^The Forsyte Saga.
Olivant—I5ob, Son of Battle.
I.ondon—iThe Call of the Wild.
Roll and—Jean Cristophe.
Bennett—Old Wives’ Tale.
Hamsun—Growth of the Soil.
Wharton—Age of Innocence.
Wilder—The Bridge of San Luis
ItHE FASHION plate!
Leave your wings and
: down to earth ! This
irrevelent statement refers
evening dresses, and in
particular—sleeves. The huge puff
sleev'es and feathers on the shoulders
good now as formerly,
lome designers do use
sequin capes of turquoise and steel
that are very smart.
You may have your choice of
waist lines, for high, low, or both
are good. Colored evening gowns
far outnumber white. Dark shades
are particularly good and are smart
er than pastel shades, although pas
tel shades are being worn. Rich
dark green, intense dark blue, reds
from scarlet to deep tones—these are
the newest colors for evening dress
es. When black is worn, it is bright-
er.ed with colored wraps and jewels.
Velvet is the most popular material,
but mat crepes, satin and some lace
are also good. Sheer ribbed velvet is
a striking material.
The newest thing in evening san
dals is to cover up the toes, but leave
the heels bare. They are held on by
slender instep straps. A warm pink
color is used for evening hose.
You also have a choice in coats.
Long, or three-quarter, or short
transferable fur capes are all being
worn. The coats have large sleeves,
and the whole garment is trimmed
with fur. Slimly made or flared
slightly, the coats are of plum, red,
Choose striking brilliant accesso-
'ies. Velvet gowns, flowers and bags
match the dress are smart. Flash-
>’, sparkling, brilliant accessories
: being used. Rhinestone buttons,
'ong drop earrings, jeweled buckles
r evening slippers, clips, narrow
•Its of brilliants, slender bracelets
—any of these will add to your cos-
p’ourteen years ago, the world was
joyous over the end of the war; “The
War to end War” was over.
Today what do we find that the
ir has accomplished? The debts
e about to crush the world. What
to be done about them? If they
e not settled now, our grandchil
dren will still be bothered with them.
Dr. Anscombe has been putting
the bare facts before his history
es. The world is in every knott
ed tangle. How is it going to be
ightened out ? The outcome will
have bearing on you — on each of
e are citizens of the World. The
questions of the world will in a large
manner determine the future of us
all. No one can live unto himself.
Are we going to let the nations of
the world be like fish in a tub, weav
ing around without] an aim? Will we
prove ourselves to be worthy citi
zens, not only of the United States,
but of the world?
Isn’t it strange that Christmas
Vespers is always an occasion for
tears? Unless you are more hard
hearted than your predecessors.
Class of ’3.3, you should carry a sup-
cly of hankies.
The Pierrette Players gave a su
perb performance with their “Peg O’
My Heart.” Consider yourself de
prived of a good show, kind reader,
if you failed to see it.
Who will be Santa Claus next
Thursday night. If Dean Vardell
performs again, nobody’s secret af
fairs are safe. That man knows
everything, and, besides, he tells it.
Merry Christmas, one and all!
Have a good time, wherever you are,
and tell us about it on your return.