PLAYBASKETBALL LmtARY PLAYBASKETBALL WINSTON-SALEM, N. C„ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1933. Adminstration Grants Day Student Petition Chapel Attendance Made Voluntary For Trial Period On Tuesday of this week an nouncement was made by the Ad ministration of the granting of the following petition presented by the Jay students of the college. It reads as follows: “Realizing that the problem of chapel attendance for off campus stu dents differs largely from that of boarding pupils, we as day students of Salem College, in a spirit of co operation, request that chapel atten dance be made optional for a trial period until the Easter holidays. “If this is granted, we will try to build up a sentiment in favor of reg ular chapel attendance and we agree to attend the chapel services when ever we reach the campus by the chapel hour.” This petition was unanimously dorsed by all day students who w , present at meetings of upper and underclassmen held on Monday. The decision of the Administration announced to the day students a chapel hour on Tuesday morning and explained to the boarders at a house meeting on the same day. In granting this request, stated, the committee considered the fact that, because the problem differs from that of on campus girls, the same regulation for both groups would give identity but not equality of treatment. Home conditions and bad weather are to be considered for those living away from the campus grounds. The committee appreciates the spirit in which the request made and is confident that these girls will come cheerfully to the services when they are on the c£ .pus, realizing that they are then the same footing as the boarding pu pils. For this same reason Wednes day chapel at eleven o’clock will re main required for all students. Im portant also is the object of students and Administration alike that the suit of this new system will be an creased attendance upon the early The committee asked that two things be remembered very parti ularly in connection with this granted petition; first, that one day student on the campus at the chapel hour who needs an excuse from atten dance should see Miss Lawrence who will be available in the day student rooms; second, that when the student is deciding whether to com campus by eight-thirty, she will bear in mind that in unnecessarily ab senting herself she would not break a rule, as heretofore, but she would break faith with those Who have trusted her. PING PONG FINALS The fight is o’er—the victory won- and the Ping Pong Tourna ment has finally come to a suc cessful close with surprisingly few mishaps. In fact, through out the entire series of games there was but one serious accident and onlv the victim himself can vouch for the injuries he received. We refer to the fall of Mr. McEwen on the recreation room floor of Alice Clewell Building. The Noble was in the act of slicing one of Miss Knox’s most vicious serves when his knee jerked him unawares, and the next thing we knew Mr. Cambell was lifting him gently to his feet again. Nothing daunting, Mr. McEwen and his running mates :re back the next day, playing hard as ever (with chewing gum I one foot and fly paper on the otlier) and every day thereafter. ~ verybody is still talking about Salem College’s Ping Pong Tour- ent. It was a contest inter mural, inter-faculty, inter-vidual, inter-lectual, and inter-esting, and an all round perfect success. Who knows it may become inter-nation al and this year's n-inners may be playing the Jap or the Ptussian Ping Pongers in 1931? Mrs. Council! Sends Greetings To Salem Tells Salem Girls Memories of Old Days at Academy The oldest living alumna of Salem, Mrs. Alice Councill of Hickory, sent this message to the students of the institution she once attended: “Tell Dean Vardell Talks To Danville Club Presents Program of Modern Music Wednesday Afternoon Dean Charles G. Vardell gave ar illustrated lecture before the Wed nesday Club in their clubhouse Danville, Virginia, on last Wednes- everyone at Salem that I love them. I f day afternoon. It was a talk on moc often think about the dear old school | ern music, a subject upon which M: and wish that I could be there. I j Vardell is an authority, appreciate the kind messages that, were sent to me on my birthday, and. if I were able to write I should'P’'esented at a music hour answer them all.” Physical Ed. of Spirit Sulject of Vespers Junior Class In Charge of Sun day Evening Program The Junior Class had charge of Vespers on Sunday night, February 12, with Georgia Huntington lead ing. After the prelude, played by Mary Celeste Frontis, Alice Stough read the scripture lesson. Beth Norman read the devotional, on physical education of the spirit. After this Frances Sutttlemyre play ed a piano solo. The service ended with the “Y” watchword and Choral Amen by the choir. Vespers for Sunday, February 19. will be in charge of the Freshman Class. On January 30 Mrs. Councill cele brated her one hundredth birthday, retaining all her faculties and the Sjrilliant intellect for which she was known ’ in her youth. Greetings reached her by mail and telegraph from the governor, from Mr.. Jo sephus Daniels, from Dr. Rond- thaler, and from hundreds of friends and admirers. Mrs. Councill had achieved an ambition of many years’ standing. To Katie Thorp and Josephine Courtney, who visited her, this old southern gentlewoman was most gracious and luispitable. She was dressed in black silk, a white lace collar pinned with a broach at her neck. Her snowy white hair lay in soft waves, and her hands showed nails that were freshly manicured, for always she is exquisitely groomed. She is slender, with shoulders a lit tle stooped, and she looks as deli cate as a china doll. As they talked together in the liv ing room of her daughter, Mrs. E. A. Taylor, the thoughts of the aged alumna wandered to the past, not in the rambling and incoherent fashion that is often characteristic of old age, but clearly and interestingly. It was plain to see that the capacity of her brilliant mind had not been dulled by time. She spoke of her schooldays at Salem in 1848, when she, Mary Alice Bostwick and Mary Anna Morrisson, who later became Mrs. “Stonewall” Jackson, ’ tfriends. It was a time when travel ing was so dangerous that a girl went to boarding school with the intention of remaining the four years without vacations at home, even though she lived no further away than Sumter, S. C. “One Christmas,” she said, cousins at Fort Defiance in Happy (Conl.inued on Page Three) Student Council Shows Work Of N.S.F.A. National Unions Plan Various Activities The Student Council has been giving to the students of the college views of the many activities of National Student Federation of America. On the bulletin board have been placed interesting posters and pamphlets which give a very clear idea of the accomplishments of the organization in regard to tours, debates, radio broadcasts, and pub lications. The National Student Federation of America is becomng a major part of the student organizations of the countr3', the different unions of the various countries of the world and on debating teams. The purpose of the National Stu dent Federation of America has been summed up as follows: “We would achieve a spirit of operaticm among the students of the United States of America to give sideration to questions affecting the student interests. We would develop an intelligent student opinion on questions of national and internation al importance; w-e would foster un derstanding among the students of the world in the futheranee of during peace.” The tours which are sponsored by the organization are in accordance ^ with the aims of the body. The stu- several years ago, although the il-! dents of the various parts of the JUNIOR EDITORS So many “Salemite” readers have asked why the paper sudden ly improved last week, that the •truth must be told. It was edited by three junior members of the staff, while the editor-in-chief fell back into the ranks of cub report- The editors who succeeded so lustrations were longei numerous. During the talk Mr. Vardell played selections from the works of Debussy, Poulenc, Casella, Malipiero, Goosene, Hindemith, Schomberg,’ and De • Falla. The audience was delighted with the lec ture recital, although the original program did not include, as they had •equested, any of the player’s own 'ompositions. Thursday Music Hour Features A Recital Excellent Performances by Music Students The regular Thursday Music Hour was occasion for a most enjoyable student recital given at Memorial Hall at four o’clock in the afternoon. Those performing were representa- (tives of the voice, piano, and violin departments. The program, sisting of various types of numbers, among them a few beautifully dered modern compositions, wa follows: STUDENT’S RECITAL Norwegian Bridal Procession ..Greig Mary S. Absher Venetian Boat-Song in F Sharp Minor Mendelssohn Sunny Kirby Dies est daetitiae XVI Century How Merrily We Live Michael Este, 1600 Mary B. Wiliams, Mary Mills, Adelaide Silversteen Northern Lights Torjussi Lois Moores Fantasia in D Minor Mozart Margaret L. Jolinson Concerto in A Minor Vivaldi Allegro Rebekah Baynes The Lark Glinka- Balakirew Rosalie Smith United States and the young people of other lands are able to visit t places of interest and importance the world; at the same time they ; able to know and understand one £ other. Thus there is started the journey on the road to world under standing and peace. The tours are very reasonable in cost. The debating teams that the stud ent organizations spo world-wide. Last year teams from Scotland, Ireland, and France ited the eastern and southern parts of the United States. In the spring of 1933 a team of American going to debate in the British Isles. The students of the world art porting the entire movement, rious publications are in the hands of the group. As yet, Salem College is not a member of the National Student Fed eration. Representatives of the Student Government Association of the school have attended meetings of the organization. Within the not far distant future the school may be come a member if the students wish. The dues for members of the associ ation are twenty'-five dollars. Many benefits are obtained from the ganization—the students of schools which belong are entitled to the participation in the tours and other activities; the school gets cop ies of the publications; by writing to the information bureau, the Council is able to get help and suggestions on the problems that arise. Each ■ school that is a member is closely connected with the leading schools of the nation and of other nations. Study Of Appointments Urged By Dr. Rankin Appointing Ambassadors Is Weighty Power of President Dr. Robert S. Rankin, assistant dean of the graduate school and pro fessor of social science at Duke Uni versity, in the extended chapel of Wednesday morning, February 15, urged a careful study of the powers of President-elect Roosevelt. Dr. Rankin discussed in detail the foreign relations power of the Presi dent. He is called upon to receive ambassadors of other countries and thus to recognize their governments. Much depends on the way in which such diplomatic matters are handled. The President has the power to make treaties and to exercise an im portant amount of control in the functioning of these. He also has the power to appoint ambassadors from luntry to others. These men must of necessity be persons of means because of the many expensive obligations placed upon them. Be cause of the importanct of his po sition and the wide scope of his work, the ambassador must have a knowl edge of everything American, from the Monroe Doctrine to facts about ithe hookworm. He is called upon, not only to answer questions but to act in the furtherance of American’s pleasures as well as to protect them and their property abroad. Ambassa dors must be qualified to fill any social position that may arise; he must exercise tact and ingenuity in ^all situations, no matter how difficult. There is not much mony payed to members of the diplomatic corps, but it has its compensations in its in teresting life. One of the most important powers vested in the President is that of pardoning persons who commit of fenses against the United States. Here Dr. Rankin explained the merit and defects of a pardon and showed the changing attitude of federal courts towards the meaning of a pardon. At first a pardon meant that the crime was regarded as hav ing never been committed, but now the courts regard it as meaning only exemption from punishment. Be cause of this the pardon is not really 'satisfactory, for even though newly discovered evidence shows that the person convicted of the crime is in nocent, a pardon always carries an imputation of guilt. Dr. Rankin ex plained that a prisoner may, if it is to his, advantage, refuse a pardon, but if there is a good reason why the court wishes him to be released, as in the ease of Gerald Chapman who was wanted in Connecticut for mur der committed while he was escaped from Atlanta prison, the President may commute the sentence. A prison er may not refuse a commutation of his sentence. At present President-elect Roose velt is appointing ambassadors from the United States to other recognized countries. If Governor Roosevelt picks from his party capable men to represent the United States abroad he will secure valuable help in mak ing his term of office a successful well were Susan Calder, Sarah' Turn Ye Even to Me Harker Lindsay, and Mary Absher, | At the Brookside Grieg Next week the editors will be Rebecca Hines three other juniors, . Patsy.. Me-! Prelude from Carnival Mignon Mullan,.. Kathleen.. Adkins,.. and | Schutt Meriam Stevenson. They are so \ F'rances Suttlemyre 9,mbitious that they have already' Memorial Hall, 4:00 P. M., Feb- planned the front page. ruary 16, 1933. DINNER POSTPONED The Young Democrats met tem porary defeat last Thursday night when the dinner which they had planned with a great deal of ef fort failed to take place on ac- ocunt of the illness of the speaker, Mr- Santford Martin. ..Since Mr. Martin, who is editor of the Win ston-Salem Journal and a popular speaker, was the principal attrac tion of the program, it could not go on without him. “No one else could take the ! place of Mr. Martin, ’ ’ said Presi dent Beth Norman, “and so will not have a substitute. Next week, if the speaker has recovered from flu, the dinner takes place.’’ PRESIDENT AND WIFE ARE ABSENT FROM CAMPUS After a great effort to put his af fairs in order. Dr. Howard Rond- 'thaler arranged to be absent from 'the college for more than a week. Nothing distressing has taken place because of his absence. That is more remarkable since Mrs. Rondthaler is also away. Dr. Rondthaler is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, attending to business of the Moravian Church . On his way to Pennsylvania he delivered an ad- fdress at Rocky Mount and talked to the Salem Alumnae Association of that city. Next Wednesday, 22, he will talk to the O.Henry Club in Greensboro. That evening he re turns to Salem.

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