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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1934.
FAR AWAY ALUMNA
WRITES TO SALEMiTES
Zina’s Letter From China
So thoroughly interested in her
whereabouts and her work are all
those who knew Zina Vologodski
that the following letter has been
road with keen' enjoyment and has
served too as a consolation in view
of the fact that Salem still has her
interest and affection.
Harbin, Sept. 7, 1934.
Dear Miss Lawrence:
I suppose all of you on the dear
Salem campus are wondering just
what has happened to me that I have
not tried to write soone(r. But
this month has passed so quickly
tiiat when I try to decide where the
time goes to I am in a puzzle. I
am just as ever interested in Sa
lem affairs and I miss everyone and
I remember everyone with deepest
affection. I can imagine how busy
you were, Miss Lawrence, with the
new girls coming in. I hope we
have many of them. I. still say
‘ ‘ we ’ ’ because in spite of the great
d'stfince I feel a part of Salem. I
hope that all tlie new Presidents arc
having success in their work. I am
thinking of every one separately,
although it would be rather im
possible to write each one separate
ly and tell her so.
Well, how about myself? I have
a job which many people envy. It’s
in a college, teaching, or rather
coaching, conversational English,
besides I am studying American
History and reviewing and reading
American Literature, since I’ll have
these two suV)jects as well. I like
my work tremendously, since I am
on my job only 3 to 4 hours a day,
the rest of the time I spend at
home, either getting ivrepared for
my classes, or taking lessons my
self. I really have a lot of time
at home, which is very important,
for my two cousins left again a
little while ago. Lfntil they left
wo had gorgeous times together and
our house was full of young peo
ple all day long; now it’s consid
erably quieter, but even so, many of
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THE “FAMILY ALBUM”
PRESENTED AT SALEM
Dorcas Co-Workers Give
Saturday evening, in Memorial
Hall, the Dorcas Co-Workers of
Salem Home presented the “Family
Album,” before a most appreciative
As Cr. Adelaide Fries who played
the part of the lonely grandmother
turned the pages of the album and
told the story of each picture to
lier granddaughters, Edna, Mrs.
Italph Siewers, Jr., andMary Cath
erine Siewers, the characters of the
pictures came to life and stepped
from the book.
Those taking part in the delightful
performance were: Misses Mary
Creech, Betty Lassiter, Adelaide
Trotter, Camille Brown, Annie Whal
ing, Carolina Pfohl; J. L. Kapp,
Misses Doris Leinbach, Robina
Mickle, Virginia Dare Nading, Mary
Louise Rousseau, Sally Ingle, Mary
Elizabeth Grimes, Tommy Dixon,
Kent Burns; Miss Sue Cunningham,
Mrs. Rex Freeman; Misses Willie
Brewer Myers and Hazel Spaugh,
Mrs. DeKalb Wylie, Miss Edith
Womblo, Mrs. Lamar Stringfield;
Brantley Booe; Misses Ellen and
Johnsie Moore. Mary Lu Wright and
Helen Bryant, Mrs. Fielding Combs,
Misses Sarah Long, Mary Lou Brown,
Cornelia Leinbach, Mrs. E. Vaughn,
Mrs. Calvin Graves, Mies Elizabeth
Hicks, Miss Molly Brietz, Mrs. Harry
Sharp, Mrs. Hanselle Hester, Mrs.
F. B. Brown, Mrs. I. B. Luckenbach,
Anne and Jean Weatherman, Mrs.
Caroline Siewers, it a r y Louise
White, Louis Owen, Miss Ada Pfohl,
Mrs. Alan McGee, A. B. Stroup, Mrs.
D. . Gatewood, Jr., Miss Josephine
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MR. I. W. ANDREWS
SPEAKS IN CHAPEL
Students Urged Toward
In expanded chapel last Wednes
day, Dr. Wingate Andrews from
High Point talked to us on the
“Spirit of Scholarship.” He said
that scholarship itself is the result of
the sj>irit of scholarship, an attitude
of inind which comes from deep with
in our characters. The intelligent
search; tlie spirit of inquiry—these
are two ways of finding God. God
expressed in thought is Truth; God
expressed in Art is Beauty; God
expressed in conduct is Goodness.
Sir James Jean, the astronomer, said,
‘ ‘ God is a great mathematician. ’ ’
God is also a great mu.'»ician—his
symphony is tho music of the spheres.
The sjririt of inquiry anemated Sir
Isaac' Newton, and sustained him
through long hours of v/eary calcula
tions on tlie moon. Finally he de
cided that either the whole theory
was false, or he had somewhere made
a mistake. 'I'hus he wrote the answer
first and began trying to work up to
it. Wh»n lie realized that his goal
would be attained, he was unable to
finish the groat work, but called one
of his assistants to do it for him.
Despite much that is said to the
contrary, it is true that the
work of a student, while he is in col-
.ege is a good indication of wliat his
work will be in after life. The Phi
Beta Kappa honorary fraternity
represents the ability of college
students to make outstanding grades.
Founded in 177G, it now has about
50,00 members ■—■ one member for
every 2,000 people in the United
States. 31 of our United States
Presidents have been Phi Beta Kap-
Iias, 9 Secretaries of State and 27
out of 79 members of the Supreme
Court. Dwight Morrow, John D.
Rockefellow, Jr., Owen D. Young
and Princeton’s great athlete Robert
FJ Spear were all Phi Betas in col
lege. Other famous memljers include
Helen Wills Moody, Katherine Lee
Bates, Ida Taubell, 28 out of 03
figures in the Hall of Fame in New
York City and many from our own
State including Judge Parker and
President Graham. The fraternity
key was taken to the North Pole by
Peary and is now at the South Pole
The ant and the bee are good
examples of the’two types of scholar
ship. The ant, having gone out and
collected various things, brings them
home and puts them all in a pile.
Xothing is changed, and if we looked
into his home we could tell just
where everything came from. But
the bee brings in the honey which he
has collected and so transforms it
that we are unable to recognize it as
tho same substance which he took in.
Thus knowledge is a groat thing, but
the art of understanding is still bet
ter. Ging Solomon, realizing tliis,
prayed not for knowledge but-for an
CLUB HOLDS ITS
The Homo Economics Club held
its first meeting Wednesday, Octo
ber 24, at 7 o’clock in the Practice
House. Ann Vaughn, president, ex
plained the purpose and aims of the
Club to the new girls. Pauline Dan
iels, fre.shman, from Mocksville, N.
C„ was elected as treasurer. The
girls decided to change the regular
meet’ug time from Wednesday eve
ning to Tuesday. After the business
was concluded delicious Russian tea
and cakes were served while the
girls enjoyed the radio music.
All girls interested in Home Ec
onomics, not necessarily B. S. stud
ents, are invited to attend tho meet
ings or to join tho Clul). The meet
ings are usually held in tho cosy
living room of the Practice House.
The programs include interesting
reports and discussions, games which
are heaps of fun, and best of all—
DAY BY DAY
Dean Vardell announced the cast
that would appear in the Senior Op
eretta “Robinson’s Trousseau.” The
lesson for the day was taken from
Hebrews from the selection dealing
with Moses. Moses chose affliction
rather than the enjoyment of pleas
ures in Egypt. By faith he forsook
Egypt and enjoyed seeing Him who
is invisible. He learned tlie philoso
phy of Egypt and watched its growth
in education. Moses dedicated him
self to the leadership of his people.
He stands on a courageous young
idealist. Where in this generation
can such an idealist be found?
Obviously in the young.
Josephine Reece awarded i>rizes
to the two outstanding artists here
at Salem. Dr. Rondthaler and Libby
.Terome. Mr. Andrews, a nominee
for the Superintendent of Schools
of North Carolina, was the principal
speaker at this chapel hour.
He chose as his topic tho “Spirit
of Scholarship.” Salem has spirit
and she builds her trust on things
unseen.' Scholarshij) is the result
of the spirit of scholarship, an atti
tude of mind that goes deep into
one’s character. Through the spirit
of in(uiry we can find God. Truth is
God expressed in intellectual terms,
just as beauty is God expressed in
.-Vrt and Goodness is God expressed in
conduct. In other words truth is
intellectual search. The Phi Beta
Kap])a lionorary society represents
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or the Goon
will get you
THE SALEM ANNUALS
PAST AND PRESENT
OF OCTOBER 29TH
Another Musical Held in
The North Carolina Symphony
Society, under the musical direction
of Lamar Stringfield, presented its
sixtieth concert in Memorial Audi
torium Monday evening, October 29.
The concert was given by the North
Carolina Symphony Orchestra with
Kay Pickert, as violin soloist.
Tho program consisted of five
1. The Enchanted Castle—Hadley.
2. Symphony No. 1 in C. Alajor—
Adagio molto, allegro con brio.
Adagio, allegro molto.
3. Symphonic Espagnole (First
Allegro non troppo.
Kay Rickert, soloist.
4. Petite Suite—Debussy.
! En Bateau.
f). Hungarian March—Berloz.
Annuals Described by Mr.
On Thursday evening, October 25,
1934, Mr. Higgins made a talk to
the annual staff and others who were
interested in annual work. Thirteen
years ago a Junior came to him to
ask his opinion of an annual and
ho has been helping and giving his
master-mind assistance ever since.
He is faculty advisor of Sights and
Insights, the Salem College Annual.
During his talk he showed us each
annual about which he was talking
and pointed out tho interesting fea
Editor-in-Chief, Bright McKinney,
wliom I told the j)revious book was no
good. Business Manager, Margaret
Whitaker. Annual printed in green
ink, dedicated to the fathers, oval
blanks left on pages where girls had
failed to have their pictures put in,
Academy as well as college was rep
resented, and since there had not
been a May Day in past years,
tho editor put on the whole-May Day
program, so that it could be featured
in the annual.
Editor, Miss Noble, was an artist.
Business Manager. Eleanor Shaffner,
who is now Mrs. Guthrie and a
talented harpist. Book had no art
theme. Mother Gose rhymes were
This book is really coming to a
theme. It has a silhouette theme
in black and white. In the front
a senior is bowing to an academy
student. Dedicated to Dean Shirley.
Tho silhouettes are tipped on. Stu
dent art-work shown, also naturalis
tic pictures of the campus. Old-
fasliioned costumes were used thru-
nlit the book in the pictures. They’re
rather clever. A picture of closed
doors marks the end.
Dutch book. This.is considered by
niiwiy the best book Salem ever
published. Editor; Rose Caldwell.
Business Manager: Miss Willis, who
is now .Mrs. C. H. Higgins. 'I’he book
is done in a beautiful shade of blue;
dedicated to the parents, with Dr.
and Mrs. Rondthaler pictured seated
on tiie front page. Ink used is known
as Salem blue. Views have a back.
The Dutch background was hand-
sketched by the editor. I am repre
sented as Holland’s “big cheese.”
Girls dressed in Dutch costumes.
.Atliletie headings have Dutch fig
ures that show much originality.
Sunshine book. Editor-in-Chiefa
Miss Ruth Perkins; Business Mana
ger: Miss Lumpkin. Dedicated to
Mr. Higgins. Sunflowers back of the
cover in yellow. Sunflower design
stamped right into the paper. 1st
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AT THE ACADEMY
Friday evening, the first of a se
ries of dinners for the day students’
parents was given. A delightful fan
tasy, produced by Phi Delta Pi with
the following members acting: Miss
Elizabeth Trotmau, Miss Mary L,
Perryman, Miss Catherine Johnson
and Miss Ellen Moore.
The parents who were guests were
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hanes, Mr. and
Mrs. Baxter Moore, Rev. and Mrs.
H. B. Johson, Mrs. Josei>h Perryman,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Perryman, i^Tr.
and Mrs. Cecil Trotman, Mr. and
Mrs. B. S. Womble, and Dr. and
A Halloween Party was given by
tho Junior Class Saturday night in
the Social Room. The guests were
entertained by fortune tellijig,
dancing and a treasure hunt. The
returns added quite a sura to their
.Salem Academy • Icomed a new-
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DR. JACKSON’S TALK
Bits of Interesting Informa
tion Gleaned in Y. P. M.
All those who heard Dr. Jackson
talk a few weeks ago on ‘ ‘ Hobbies, ’ ’
were impressed by his wealth of
information. Scattered items men
tioned by Dr. Jackson are printed
here for the benefit of those whose
ears were a little quicker than their
The main idea for his discussion
was that a students’ physical and
mental diversions should be almost
as important as her scholarship.
“For,” said he: “George Wash
ington was an inveterate fox-hunter.
John Quincy Adams was a good swim
mer. John Marshall was expert at
pitching quoits. Oliver Wendell
Holmes was a cabinet maker. Daniel
Webster was fond of cows and kept
an expensive herd. Grover Cleveland
was a fisherman. Taft, in spite of
his great bulk, was a good dancer.
Tom Platt, the ‘‘easy boss” sang'in
a church choir. Thomas Jeffersan
played the fiddle. Andrew Jackson
played the races. Chief Justice
White played the ))iano. Henry Clay
vvas a gambler.”
In speaking of intellectual rec
reation he pointed out that:
“Chief Justice White, one of
America’s greatest jurists, had music
for his hobby. With Woodrow Wil
son it was fiction particularly the
detective story. With Robert C.
Ingersoll, it was Shakespeare; with
J Pierpont Morgan, it was art;-with
Govenor Lowden, it is agriculture;
with a good Tar Heel friend of mine,
it is collecting epitaphs.
“May T recommend to you an
intellectual hobby—the subject of
Biogra])hy. Since it is one of my
own obbies, I speak it praises unre
“One phase of the subject has
been a sort of mania on my part
for seeing and hearing the great and
near great. Vivid recollections of
some of those I have seen and heard
The music of Henry Grady’s voice.
General John B. Gordon, in a Con-
Cederate uniform, riding a big,
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First Music Hour Of
Season Heid October 25
Advanced Students Hecurd
On Thursday afternoon, October
25, at 4 o’clock, the first Music Hour
of the year was held in Memorial
Hall. Advanced students in voice,
violin, piano, and organ presented
a program containing a variety of
composiitions of the past and present.
Impressionistic music was represent
ed by a beautiful work of Debussy’s
and an amusing piece by Malipiero.
Classics by Bach, Brahms and Chopin
were wel played.
The following program was given:
“La Cathedrale Engloutie”
Wilda Mae Tingling
“Un Bal d’Oiseau” Lacome
“O Legt're Hirondelle ’Mireille”
Ballade in G minor” Brahms
To a Parrot ’ ’ iLalipiero
Prank Carter Campbell
“Golden Sonata” Purcell
Margaret Schwarze, Rebekah Baynes
Accompanied by Dorothy Thompson
“Nocturne in F major” Chopin
“O del mio amato ben”
“Prelude and Fugue in E. Minor”