North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XIII.
Number 14.
Speaker Interprets Political
Situation In The Far East
Discusses Relations >
Between China-Japan
Dr. McNeill Poteat of Raleigh
Interesting Guest Speaker
Salem College and Academy heard
one of the most interesting and
brilliant addresses given this year at
Wednesday expanded ehapel. Dr.
Edwin MeNeill Poteat, Jr., one of a
well-known and extraordinary fam
ily of tins state and pastor of the
Pullen Memorial Baptist Chureh at
Raleigh, was the guest speaker. Ilis
subject was “Relations in the Far
Dr. Poteat stated.that the conflict
between China and .Japan is not, as
Arthur Brisbane declares, a struggle
tries, which, if left entirely alone,
will be settled in five or ten years.
The statement is false because the
two nations are not of one family
and are in no way closely related.
Their customs, Tnorals, manners,
background, and their psychology are
all different, and are results of long
years of gradually formed culture.
The clash is between two great
])syehologies and traditions, and un-
'til'the situation is really understood,
no settlement can be made.
.Japan grew. Dr. Poteat continued,
from a small, unimportant, insular
.s'ettlement to be the third greatest
military power in the world. When
she opened her nation to intercourse
with the world, between 1850-1870,
extreme militarism and nationalism
were prevalent. She began to send
students abroad to study to Eng
land, Germany, and France. These
students had been cut off, or rather
surprcssed from the world. Hence
tliey were suspicious and always on
the' defensive. The Culture of Ja
pan bore the marks of the suppres
sion of militarism. Their culture and
psychology were brought about by
interior conditions and the state of
mind of the Japanese people.
On the other hand, China was a
great mainland. The elements of her
psychology were exactly opposite
from those of Japan. Great areas
were settled by various peoples, In
dians, Manchurians, etc. At least
six different racial strains are to be
found in China. All the people found
accomodations in whatever section
they desired. They were protected
on one side by the Gobi Desert, on
on by the Himalaya Mountains, and
on the other by the sea. Therefore
they found no cause for fear, de
fense, and suspicion. The apex of
Chinense culture lay in the arts of
the scholar, in urbanity, in philoso
phy. Nor was theirs a studied cul
ture; it, loo, resulted from the state
of mind. ^ ^
Le Cercle Francais
Meets Wednesday
“Authors” Feature of
I.e Cercle Francais met Wednes
day afternoon at five o’clock in the
re«-eation room of the I-ouisa Bit.
ting building. A few moments v
pleasantly spent in F'rench conye
tion, aft(-r which Matilda Mi
Nina Way Credle, and Margaret
Ward served delicious tea and sand
wiches. Then Le Cercle enjoyed a
good game of French “Authors’
wliich concluded the meeting.
Next Week Given To
Mid-Year Examinations
Regulations Necessitate Blue
Cards for Blue Books
This year the system of obtaining
blue-books for examination use is dif
ferent from that of former years. It
is necessary that each student make a
deposit of twenty cents at the Book
Store and receive a card which she
must present to the teacher in charge
of her examination before she can
receive any blue-books.
Students are expected to attend
their examination as scheduled imless
lirevcnted by illness. In case of a
sufficient excuse ])resented to tlie
attcndaiu'c conunittec, a student w'ill
be given another opportunity to take
Exams begin on Monday, .lanuarj’
2.‘ird and continue through Saturday,
the 27th. Monday, January 30th is
registration day, and classes begin
on Tuesday. All students are re
quired to register on Monday ,30th
between .‘J and 6 P. M.
Richard Crooks Is
Civic Music Artist
Opera Artist Well Received
At Concert
Mr. Richard Crooks, tenor of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, de
lighted his audience of the Civic
Music Association in a concert Thurs
day evening at the Reynold’s Audi
torium. He is an artist of unusual
talent and great popularity, and in
this concert his many encores proved
that was well received. As a
wliole his program was light, vary
ing from an Aria from Massenet’s
“Manon” to Lahotf’s latest lyrie.
With charming informality Mr.
Crooks announced his first number,
which was not listed on the printed
program, a group of three songs by
Handel. This was followed by four
selections from Schubert’s “Die
Schone Mullerin,” sung with feeling
and clear enunciation of the German.
His excellent accompanist, Mr.
Phillip Evans, played two piano
solos followed by an encore, all of
them brilliant in technique and of
the modern school.
The most effective number on the
program of the tenor was the aria
group, in which he first sang “Le
Rcvc” from “Manon” by Massenet,
a soft and delicate aria expressing
dreams and pathos. It gave an
portunity for the beautiful pianiss-
17)10 of Mr. Crooks’ voice. The oth
er aria was from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”,
“Questa o quella,” which was dra
matic. Responding to the applause,
the artist sang a new song written by
Lahof, “Only My Song.”
His last number was a group of
Mary B. Williams stood in the
Music Building- last Wednesday
beside the new victrola, listening
to her own voice. Though Mary
B. stood with her lips -closed, her
companions could distinctly hear
'"’le favorite “Moon Market” and
“I Love You Truly,” both accom
panied by Miss Dorothy Thomp-
They were Victrola records,
made on Mr- Schofield’s recording
machine. At his home she made
six of them, proving that her so
prano voice records beautifully.
Mr. Schofield plans to record the
voices of other advanced pupils.
Favorite Shops
Of Salem Give
Spring Previews
Early Preseasonal Showings
Bring First Breath of Spring
In the spring a young man’s
fancy may “lightly turn to thoughts
of love.” but we of the feminine sex
turn eagerly to fashion sheets and
showings. Our final goal may be the
same but were a bit more subtle
about admitting it, please.
You’ll excuse us If we seem to
rush the season, but it so happens
that spring is our weakness. Won’t
you join us? We’ve been poking
around in our favorite shop.s—delv
ing deeply into the art of “just look
ing.” It’s easy to see that we high
ly recommend this gorgeously ex
hilarating pastime - - w’hen you’ve
sailed through exams with flying col
ors and all is smooth sailing with a
rolling sea and an immense patch of
cloudless blue tlu-re will be time
Speaking of colors, I find blue is
flying at the head of the mast. Sos-
nik’s proclaims the glory of Siren
blue—don’t you adore the name?—
with, but that’s another ston'. The
prize jewel of their first collection i.s
‘a suit of sheer wool in square weave,
in the new grayish beige and rich
tan. On the full length coat, border
ing the three-quarter sleeves are
crescents of beige and tan fox—it
quite takes one’s breath away.
It is a certain thing that we were
sadly worsted in our encounter with
s])ring suits at the Ideal. They fair
ly exude spring. One especially, a
sheer wooly affair of monotone beige
has the captivating sleeves,
beige fur on on enormous puff that
begins and ends, oh, so gracefully,
between the elbow and the_ wrist.
And one in a glorious golden yellow,
simply enormous at the shoulders.
Everywhere we went we were told
that things were beginning to trickle
in. At Craven’s we ran head-(
tliose “Martinettc” knitted suits of
wool and boucle, a sure promise of
perfect things to come. At the
Darling Shop were those glorious
“all-day” (Iresses that arc always
Three Pictures For
Salem Memory Book
Miss Pres’^on Interviews Three
Salem Alumnae
The first picture should be done
in oils and framed in heavy portrait
style with gold. The background is
dark and full of purple shadows
streaked with green reflections from
sunlight seeping through one drawn
blind, but the dim room is fresh
and clean. The dark mahogany table
to the left is glowing darkly from
frequent polishing, and the glass on
a large framed photograph of a smil
ing grandson placed beneath the
lamp on the table shows no trace of
dust. The room is old but there is
none of the mustiness and dampness
that often comes with age. The at
mosphere is quiet, serene, unhurried,
and probably sweet with the smell
of old books and pine fir logs. All
this you see wTth the second glance.
Your first interest is focussed by
amber sunlight flooding the right
center and lying like a pointing fin
ger across the maroon rug on a fig
ure in the foreground. With the sun
touching her crimped white hair and
glaring on the back of the Hickory
newspaper which she is reading, sits
a lady. She is dressed in black and
white; she is thin and wrinkled; she
is old, over one hundred years old,!
but not yet old enough to look thor-'
oughly grown-up. Her blue eyes
are full of twinkling lights. She
reads the Society Page and Fashions
with her glasses pushed far up on
to)5 of her head so that there will
{(Continued m Page Three)
Plans For Founders’ Day
Include Many New Features
Vocational Director
Addresses 3 Classes
Dr. Woodhouse Holds Con
ferences on Short Visit
The vocational ditfictor of Salem.
Dr. Chase Going Woodhouse, was
busy at her duties on this campus all
day Wednesday and Thursday. Her
time was completely filled with per.
sonal conferences and lectcres. Al
though Mrs. Woodhouse made no ad
dress to the entire school, she plans
tinuc personal conferences and to
address the school in chapel.
On TIuirsday morning Dr. Wood
house addressed -the sociology
class, besides a number of visitc
on tlie subject, “The Effect of Our
Technological Changes on Family
Life.” At twelve o’clock she spoke
to an economics class on “Factors
Effecting Wages.” Her third talk
was to a sociology class on the sub
ject, “Report of the President’s
Committee on Social Trends.” All
the talks were enlightening and based
on current conditions, facts, and fig-
Dr. McAlpine To Speak
At Vespers On Sunday
Returned Missionary From
Field in Japan
The Y. W. C. A. is indeed for
tunate to have Dr. McAlpine
guest speaker for Vespers on Sun
day evening. The noted speaker,
wlio has recently returned from
tivc work in the mission fields of
Japan, has a large and varied back
ground of experience from which to
select the material for his speech.
Since his return from abroad, Dr.
McAlpine has made his home in
Winston-Salem. All of the people
of the vicinity have been making de
mands for the extraordinary talks of
the interesting missionary. Never
has he been known to fail to meet
the expectations of his friends. The
students of Salem College will be
•, ery glad to learn that they will
■have the opportunity to hear on
Dr. McAlpine’s inspiring addresses.
There is not one girl who can afford
to miss the service which will take
place in the recreation room of the
Louisa Wilson Bitting building
Sunday a-t six-thirty o’clock.
Besides the talk, there will be
other appealing features. Among
these will be the special music which
tlie choir will render. Everyon
asked to co-operate with the Asso
ciation by entering whole-heartedly
into the program.
Late news, but exciting: While
dining with the Chief Justice of
the State Supreme Court in Ral
eigh, Dr. Rondthaler was robbed
•of several “white elephants” in
his car, which was parked on the
capitol square. He does not re
gret the loss at all, because noth
ing was stolen mor& valuable than
a broken razor.
‘ ‘ Two things I gloat over, ’ ’ said
the wicked prexy. “One is that
the thief cut his hand on the
broken window, and the other is
the book which he stole: “Why
We Behave Like Human Beings.”
I hope he reads it. ’ ’
Trustees Will Be Guests
Of The Student Body
Gala Celebration Planned to
Commemorate Salem’s
Salem College and Academy will
celebrate the anniversary of the
founding of the institution on I'ri.
day, February 3. Since 1772, one
hundred sixty-one years ago, Salem
has been rendering uninterrupted
February third has been desig
nated as the day to celcbrate Salem’.s
inspiring past. Tlie expanded ehapel
hour will be changed from Wednes
day to Friday in order that tlu^
.sj)cakcr will have extended time for
the Founders’ Day address. In the
afternoon the day students and their
mothers will be the guests at a tea
given in the recreation room of the
Louisa Wilson Bitting Building.
The apex of the day will be the
dinner at six-thirty o’clock honoring
the trustees. Each trustee and her
husband or his wife will be the guest
of a senior. During the dinner each
trustee will be introduced to tlie
student body by the president of the
senior class. Following the dinner
the Seniors will take their guests to
the Louisa Bitting Building, where
coffee will be served.
At eight o’clock the Winston-
Salem branch of the Alumnae Asso
ciation will hold its annual meeting
in the Library. Mrs. B. S. Womble,
the president of the Wjnston-Salem
Chapter, will preside. To this meet,
ing the trustees and the Seniors are
Founders’ Day at Salem -will gain
additional publicity through the
courtesy and co-operation of the
management' of station WBT at
Charlotte, North Carolina. From
this station Thursday evening, Feb
ruary second, Salem’s most talented
musician students will present a mus
ical program. Miss Anna Preston,
’32, Field Secretary of the Alumnae
Association, will be the announcer.
Furthermore, in the Sunday edition
of several of the leading newspapers
of Southern and Eastern United
States, there will appear on the Sun
day following Foundjys’ Day, a syn
dicated article featuring Salem, il
lustrated with views of the campus.
Following the teachings of John
Amos Comenius, an educational lead,
er of the Moravian Chureh, the Mo
ravian settlers founded a school,
Salem Female Academy, immediate-
(Continued on Pat/e Two)
Day Students Conduct
Service of Music
Beautiful Sunday Vespers Are
Well Attended
The Sunday evening vesper serv
ice was conducted by day students
in the recreation room of Louisa
Bitting Bulding. One of the most
l)eautiful programs of the Y.W.C.A.
calendar was presented by talent
from Winston-Salem at this worship
Opening with a prelude played by
Virginia Thompson, the program was
entirely musical. Mary Mills sang
two sacred contralto solos. A string
quartet, composed of George Diekie-
son, first violin; Margaret Sehwarze,
second violin; Rebecca Baynes, viola;
I.ucy Wagoner, cello, played a beau
tiful selection.
Devotional was conducted by Mary
Louise Mickey, who lead in prayer.
Cliarlotte O’Brien read the scripture
lesson. After the closing Y. W. C.
A. watchword, the musical service
was concluded with the choral amen
by the choir.

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