WINSTON-SALEM. N. C.. FRIDAY. JANUARY 22. 1937.
LECTURE COURSE AT SALEM NEXT YEAR
IS GUEST AT COLLEGE
Famous Harvard Professor
Professor George Lyman Kitridge,
famous Shakespearean scholar of
Harvard University, visRed Salem
last Saturday and spoke informally
before Dr. Willoughby’s drama class.
Mr. Kitridge, who was a classmate
of Col. William A. Blair, was a guest
in the Blair home.
In his impromptu lecture to the
drama class, Mr. Kitridge spoke
briefly on three subjects: “Miracle
and Bacon,” “Shakespeare and
Chaucer,” and “Brandeis and Mac
As regards the fact that some of
Shakespeare’s plays have been at
tributed to Sir Francis Bacon, Mr.
Kitridge stated that while Bacon was
a great writer of philosophical es
says, he did not have the genius of
dramatic expression shown in the
plays. This genius is a miracle, re
gardless of who the author may have
Then the Shakespearean scholar
compared Shakespeare and Chaucer.
The two figures are of almost equal
importance, the great difference in
them being the difference in the
literary trends of caeli man’s age.
Finally Mr. Kitridge discussed the
theory of the critic, George Brandeis
who says that “ a biography of the
soul of a dramatist” may be read in
his various plays. Mr. Kitridge be
lieves this theory to be erroneous,
since a dramatist can change his own
personality at will and convert him
self into the character he is portray-
After his lecture, Mr. Kitridge was
shown over the campus. In the aft
ernoon he left for Florida where he
will visit the University at Gaines
Every girl at Salem College who
could manage to squeeze 50c from
her next week’s allowance came.
Every boy who was lucky enough to
have an invitation or who could get
a ride with his room-mate or his
uncle’s cousin came. Senor Roberta
Bela Boss came. A few members of
the faculty wandered down. In fact,
everybody who could come to the
Junior frolic in the recreation room
of Alice Clewell Saturday night and
had a perfectly glorious time danc
ing to the music of “The Eythm
Knights. ’ ’
The guests were greeted at the
door by Miss Biggan and the follow
ing officers of the Junior Class; Mar
garet Briggs, Mary Louise McClung,
Dot Hutaff, and Lelia Williams.
Blevins Vogler and Frances Alexan
der escorted the boys downstairs,
where Miss Lawrence was receiving.
Dancing was enjoyed in both
rooms, which were artistically dec
orated to represent a winter snow
scene. Blue and white crepe paper
streamers floated overhead, and
white cotton, cut to resemble icicles,
cicled the ceiling. Pine trees, glist
ening with artifcial snow, were bank
ed against white picket fences in the
corners. Delicious punch was served
in the second room from a table,
gayly decorated with evergreens
and red and silver berries.
Mary Hart, much to everyone’s
amusement and delight, took pictures
of different couples as they danced
PRESENTED TO DR.
The J. D. Wilkins Company of
Greensboro, N. C., has presented Dr.
Eondthaler with a replica of the
Salem seal, cast in bronze. This com
pany made the iron seals and grill
work used in the new gymnasium.
In announcing the gift. Dr. Rond-
thaler spoke briefly on the history
of the Salem seal. The originator of
the seal is not known, nor is the mot
to for which the three Greek letters
stand. However, through careful
research it is hoped that these facts
may be discovered. The seal in ad
dition to the Greek letter bears the
crown of victory and the scroll of
learning. ()n the earliest seals on
the line across the top was a replica
of Pilot Mountain. When the seal
was printed in smaller sizes some
years ago ,an error was made and
the mountain scene was changed into
a shelf of books. This still appears
on the Salem seal.
MISS ELIZABETH JEROME
WINS BLUE RIBBON
Best Drawing In Junior
League Art Exhibit
Miss Elizabeth Jerome, assistant
librarian, has been notified that she
is winner of the blue ribbon for her
drawing entered in the Junior Lea
gue Art exhibit. The exhibit held at
St. Petersburg, Fla. included all the
There were twenty-three entrants
in the fine arts class in which Miss
Jerome was entered. Miss Jerome’s
drawing is a jmstel entitled. “In the
Studio.” Miss Helen Findl.iy, na
tional art director of the Junior
League said of it, “Clever piece of
work and original use of the med
ium. ’ ’
Judges of the event were live pro
fessional artists and all prize win
ning drawings will be sent to Chica
go for the National Junior League
art exhibit to be held in May.
Workmen excavating at the inter
section of Main and Academy streets
uncovered an ancient Salem pave
ment consisted of exactly-placed,
large flat stones which were the
original street surfacing materials
used in Salem.
This event confirmed the report
that Main Street have been filled in
and the street level raised between
Academy and Bank Streets.
Although officials could not esti
mate the exact age of the pavement
it was agreed that it was laid more
than a hundred years ago.
NO SALEMITE NEXT
This is the last issue of the
Salemite this semester, due
to examinations next week.
The paper will come out
again on February 5.
CORNER STONE OF HAH
OF HISTORY TO BE
LAID FEB. 22
Dr. Rondthaler Heads
Dr. Howard Bondthaler has been
appointed by President Fain of the
Chamber of Commerce as chairman
of the committee to plan a program
for the laying of the corner stone
of the Hall of Hi.story. February
22, Washington’s birthday has been
chosen as the date for the ceremony.
An invitation will be extended to
an official of the Williamsburg, Vir
ginia Restoration Organizatic>:n to
take part on the program.
The Hall of History adjacent to
the W'achovia Historical Museum
is now under construction. It was
designed by Hall Crews, local arch
MEET AT SALEM
Approximately one hundred school
masters from surrounding cities in
the Northwestern District attended
the meeting of the School Master
Club, which met at Salem College,
Wednesday night. The club was en
tertained at dinner by the college,
before its business meeting.
Tables for dinner, at which the
girls of the college were present were
divided into twelve groups, each
group representing a department of
the government. Miss Virginia Lee,
of Kinston, acting as toastmistress
for the social organization, I. R. S.
of Salem, introduced Dr. Rondthaler
as President Howard E. Roosevelt.
With mock ceremoney, the college
president turned all women school
teachers out of the profession and
organized a school masters club for
men only. John W. Moore, superin
tendent of Winston-Salem City
Schools was unanimously elected
“Secretary of Education” by the
During the three course dinner,
several members of the club were
c.alled upon for impromptu addresses
on the subject “Why Schoolmasters
are Better than Schoolmistresses”
Among those responding were T. H.
Cash, of Winston-Salem, Dr. W. C.
Jackson, of Greensboro, Mr. Moore,
and K. G. Phillips of Winston-Salem.
After dinner, the club adjourned
to the Recreation Room of Louisa
Wilson Bitting Building, where they
were entertained by the Salem Choral
Ensemble under the direction of Clif
ford Bair, after which the business
meeting was opened.
The chief address of the evening
was made by Dr. Eondthaler.
MEXICAN STUDENT ON
GOOD WILL TOUR
Forsyth Medical Society to
Hold Meeting at Salem
On Tuesday, February 9, the Sci
ence Department will have the mem
bers of the Forsyth Medical Society
as their guests at a dinner meeting.
The members of the Society will
meet at Park Hall at 7 o’clock for
dinner. Following the dinner they
will inspect the laboratories, in
which will be displayed, some of the
latest equipment used in the science
The society will hold its regular
business meeting in the large science
lecture room. Several papers will be
Senor Roberta de la Rosa (he real-
ly has a much longer name, but you
couldn’t remember it if I told you),
is visiting the United States in a
good will tour and spoke in the rec
reation room of Louisa Wilson Bit
Mrs. Rondthaler in announcing his
talk described him as a handsome,
musical student; and the whole col
lege turned out to hear him, after
getting a glimpse of him in the din
He was as interesting as we ex
pected. He spoke very informally
of a Mexican student’s life, describ
ing Mexico, Mexico City with great
ease, and only a slight, but very de
lightful accent. He said that the
Mexican colleges were co-ed, but that
there are very few girls in college.
They learn arts and home eco
nomics, usually by private instruc
tion. “There are only six girls in
my University and they are terrible
looking,” he said, with a shake of
his head. A Mexican student’s life
is much like ours, except they have
none of the freedom of relations be
tween boys and girls that we have.
He described a typical Mexican
courtship (and the girls were all fas
cinated, including Miss Hanes). Aft
er seeing a girl, and becoming inter
ested in her the Mexican boy finds
out where she lives and for about
a month he goes every night and
walks up and down before her win
dow for half an hour. Then he, with
a group of friends serenades her for
a week (he gave a demonstration).
After all this, the boy may write his
senorita a note asking to call. If
she .and her family consent, he comes
for half an hour every evening and
visits her with the whole family
present. If he invites her to a mov
ie, he must invite the family, or to
a dance, only her parents. He is
never allowed to be alone with her
until they are married.
Senor de la Rosa has a fine tenor
voice and everyone enjoyed Mur-
chita, and La Palona, and other songs
that he sang. His funny stories kept
the audience laughing most of the
time. He was indeed a success; such
a success that he was invited to the
Junior Frolic and got a bigger rush
than anyone on the floor.
Thursday afternoon he was the
guest at a Spanish tea.
STORY OF FORMER
SALEM GIRL IN
PLANS TO BE PRESENTED
TO STUDENTS SOON
No Extra Cost to Students
The “Radio Guide” in an article
Her Winding Road to Radio ’ ’ tells
the story of Nina Dean, who went
a-singing” from a South Carolina
plantation, through Salem College, to
the concert stage, and then to radio.
Nina Dean, whose real name is
Nina Dean Jenkinson is on a spon
sored program at Station WHOM in
New Jersey. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Jenkinson, 840
Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem.
From her father’s plantation. Miss
Dean came to Salem College where
she had the leading part in the col
lege’s annual operetta.
Her teacher, Mr.s. Nell Starr agreed
to continue teaching Miss Jenkinson
if the girl would go with her to New
York to live with her family there.
She made rapid i>rogress, and soon
was singing in choir, and in light
opera with Gilbert and Sullivan
She next turned to Radio where
she, able to sing in six languages,
received the sponsored program of
WSOM for Sundays at 5:15 P. M.,
a program conducted for people of
a variety of nationalities.
Plans are now being worked on
by which Salem students will have
the benefit of a series of lectures
next year. Great interest has been
shown this year in the two lectures
which have been presented under the
sponsorship of the faculty, and since
the students were interested it was
thought a plan might be worked out
by which they would be assured of
lectures next year.
Co-operation of the Administra
tion, Faculty, and student groups led
to the following plan, soon to be
presented to the student body, when
final details are worked out. Money
obtained in the annual budget fee
paid by students is apportioned to
various organizations on the cam
pus. Certain of the organizations
have agreed to cut their budgets,
leaving a certain percentage of this
money for a lecture fund. Students
will receive next year a season ticket
to the series of lectures, along with
membership in the various organiza
tions when the budget is paid.
Persons other than students who
wish to attend the lectures may buy
season tickets, and the plan is to
work this similarly to the way in
which the Civic Music Association
Students will be assured, under
the present plan, of three lectures
with the probability of .i fourth.
Steps were taken earlier this year,
and tickets will go on sale for oth
ers than students, this spring in or
der that the best possible choice of
speakers may be obtained.
Details of the plan have not been
fully worked out, and as soon as thi^
is done the -plan will be presented to
the students for their consideration.
ACADEMY SENIORS HON
ORED AT DINNER
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Rondthaler
entertained the senior class of Salem
Academy, Saturday evening, Janu
ary 16, at a progressive dinner party,
at their home. This was the annual
dinner given to the seniors.
Thirty members of the class and
their escorts were present. Other
guests were: Miss Mary Weaver,
Miss Elizabeth Zachary, Miss Car-
lotta Jackson, Miss Edith Kirkland,
Miss Jane Rondthaler, Miss Jess
Bird and Miss Cortlandt Preston.
Tables decorated with silver ber
ries and red flowers, were arranged
in the rooms on the lower floor of
the Rondthaler home. Seven courses
were served, favors were given at
Glee Club Gives Program
For School Master’s
The Glee Club under the direction
of Mr. Bair presented the following
program Wednesday evening in the
Recreation Room of Louisa Wilson
Bitting Building for the School
“The Silver Swan” Gibbons
“In These Delightful Pleasant