North Carolina Newspapers

Z 541
Number 1 1.
As guost in the Hattie Strong Ee-
fectory on Sunday, Deeember 7,
Mrs. Strong in pcTson en route to
Washington for the Christmas holi
days, was presented and introduced
to the students and faculty by
President Kondthaler in the follow
ing words:
‘ ‘ I am happy to present to you
our guest of honor, ‘Mother’ Hat
tie M. Strong, who as you know, is
tho donor of this beautiful memorial
building and who for the first time
is present iu the completed struc
ture which bears her name, and
which has become already an in
dispensable and beloved part of this
“ ‘Mother’ Strong, whom we also
love to know as ‘Sister,’ ‘Aunt,’
and now Trustee, has asked me to
voice for her the great joy which
fills her heart today and h(*r en
tire happiness in the beauty and
completeness of this building.
“You will be glad to know that
the building has more than fulfilled
her expectations and that she
deeply realizes how appropriately
its structure fits into the time-hon
ored architectural plans of Salem
College. Thcfre is not only the
friendly beauty which characterizes
the ‘Salem type’ of building, but
there is al.'io the gentle strength
which is so pronounced a charac
teristic of these structures.
‘ ‘ Our guest of honor was last
week elected to the Trusteeship of
Salem College so that in a new and
v ry infiuentiiil way her presence
here is boih the presence of a lov
ing donor arid of an influential
member of the Official Staff. More
than a year ago ‘Aunt’ Hattie rcf-
ceived honorary membership in the
Alumnae Association of S,alem Col
lege and when as we hope she at
tends the Trustee meeting which
will be in session on Friday of this
week, December 12, she will be as
sociated with this additional and
responsible relationship to our in
“ ‘Sister’ Hattie has asked me
not to call on her for formal re
marks today but nevertheless I
know that in her heart there are
thoughts and voice which we would
appreciate hearing, and, therefore, I
am now asking her to say just a
few words in this informal gath
Mrs. Strong graciously and cheer
fully responded to President Rond-
thaler’s invitation and in her char
acteristically friendly manner said:
“It is always important to realize
that bricks and cement, tiles and
steel, do not really make a build
ing; they supply the framework.
But the real building is the ‘spirit’
which abides, and you as students
of Salem have within your power
the making of this building and I
feel very happy in the full belief
that you will give this structure the
real Salem spirit which is what most
of all should characterize the campus
and all its structures.
“I am delighted with the beauty
and friendliness of this new build
ing, and I am most happy to have
had a part in its erection and com
mit it t() your loving care in the
spirit of this great institution.”
Betty Hrii'tz was elected presi
dent of the newly organized Spanish
Club at its initial meeting on Tues
day night. Other officers elected
were; Harriet Sink, vice-president;
Martha .lones, secretary; Normie
Tomlin, treasurer; Katharine Mc-
(Jeachy, program chainmn; Kuth
O’Neal, publicity chairman. Dr.
Wenhold and Miss Vest are club
After singing several songs in
Spanish and playing a Spanish
game, the meeting closed with a
“pirate.” The “pirate” is used to
celebrate Christmas in Spanish
speaking countries. A person is
blindfolded and with a long stick
tries to break the colored bag which
contains balloons anl candy.
Forty-two members were present.
A Christnms program was the en
tertainment for the members of
Alpha Iota Pi at their meeting
Thursday night in the Student Ac
tivity Center.
The program was begun by the
singing of Chri.stmas carols, in Lat
in, with Mary Joe Conley accom
panying at the piano. Following
this, the officers of the organization
wont through the ceremony of light
ing the Christmas candles, each of
ficer saying “lo Saturnalia,” Latin
equivalent for “Merry Christmas.”
Peggy Jane White gave a brief
talk on the Koman Saturnalia, tell
ing how some of the modern Christ
mas customs find their origin in the
ancient civilization. Antoinette Bar
row read the Christmas story from
the Bible in Latin.
After an interesting contest re
freshments were served, featuring
the famous “Christmas punch” of
Dr. Smith.
The meeting was closed with the
singing of more Christmas carols in
Latin. The program and invitations
were in charge of Mary Worth
Walker, President.
The honor guests for dinner
Sunday, December 7, wore: Mrs.
strong, Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler,
Mrs. .Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Claric
5tarbuck, Miss Addie Allen, Miss
Turlington, Miss Lawrence, Reei’O
I’homas, .Vancy Downes, Martha
Bowman and Miss N’ettie Alli'u
Sunday, December 14, at 7:00
o’clock, the Seniors of Salem Col
lege will conduct the traditional
Christnms Vespers in Memorial Hall.
All faculty underclassmen, friends
and families of the Seniors are in
vited to attend tlie candle service.
The program opens with a pre
lude, “Carol Fantasy on Thre> I’ro-
encal Noels,” played by Dr.
Charles G. Vardell, head of the
School of Music. The Seniors enter
with the processional, “Hark the
Herald Angels Sing,” after which
Dr. Howard Rondthaler, president of
Salem College, will lead the scrip
ture and give the invocation. The
Seniors stand to sing “It Came
Upon a Midnight Clear,” with the
‘ongregation and remain standing
for their own .song, “While Shep
herds Watched Their ' Flocks by
Night.” Remarks and a poem read
by Dr. Rondthaler follow. Jennie
Linn will give the vocal solo, “Oesu
Bambina, ” by Yon. During the dis
tribution and lighting of the
Christmas candles by the Seniors
and their Sophomore pages who are
dressed in white. Dr. Vardell will
play. Then follows the antiphonal
singing of the hymn, “Morning
Star” with Sophomores and congre
gation seated. The Seniors file out
with the rec(*ssional, “Silent
Night.” Dr. Rondthaler will give
the beneliction. The Seniors and
pages stand in the lobby until the
postlude, “ This Day that is so Rich
in Joy” is finished.
The days of agonizing uncertainty are over . . . war has been
declared . . . the angels sang "Peace on earth, good will to men" . . .
oh a long time ago, but the only peace to be found today is in our
own hearts . . .
H^e must jace this fact calmly . . . but all the while we must
realize the importance of this fact of war . . . IVe must go on living
and thinking . . . even more than before. It is our responsibility
to keep the world sane, we the thinking, intelligent people . . .
The dreams, the aspirations, the hope and the ideas of the
immortal spirit can not be destroyed by guns and poison gas. 7 he
spirit which created all the cathedrals and the priceless treasures of
the past which are being destroyed today will be able to build others
as great. There will be untold horrors of blood shed and loss of
life, but there has been and there will always be the invincible spirit
in mankind that will not die. If we can realize this, we will have
the strength to remain calm in these trying days . . .
Is it asking too much then, of we, ihe people who are to sit
around the peace table of this war, remember this Christmas that
what to do with it ... IVars may be won by "national unity" . . .
but not until there is spiritual unity of man will there be peace . . .
Another Salem traditions is the
Christmas party which the freshman,
sophomore, and junior classes are
giving for the senior class this year
on Saturday night in the refectory
at ();!.'>. To (juote Sara Henry who
as junior class president is mistress
of ceremonies, ‘ ‘ Everyone is invited
to come to a formal dinner to help
the class of ’42 celebrate its last
Christnms at S'alam.” The seniors
will receive presents and there will
be singing of Christnms carols
throughout the meal. Other enter
tainment will be a surprise.
The cozy atmosphere of the old
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The chapel program for next
Tucsdaj’ is one that Salem students
look forward to each yilir. As has
been the custom of the past, the last
chapel before Christmas vacation is
given over to the (lernuin club,
whose members will sing favorite
Christmas carols in German. The
girls will w(>ar the customary
“robes” for the occasion and the
same melodian played by Margaret
Vardell usel for many yrtirs will
again accompany them. “Stillige
Nacht, Heilige Nacht” and “O Tan-
nonbainti” are among the old fa
vorites to be sung. Following these
carols, the Choral Ensemble w'ill
sing s(^■eral Christnms numbers,
some of which will be “What Can
This Mean,” by Staley, “The Pray
er of the Norwegian Child,” by
Kountz, and “Say, O Shepherd.”
by Dering. Mr. Bair will conduct
the tTnsemble.
With the Latin Club party hold
Thursday night, Dec. 11, in the
Student Center, Salem began a
round of festivities which will
continue through W(*dnesday,
Dec. 17. The events are:
Friday, Dec. 12—Home Fco-
nomics Club Christmas tea in the
Lizora Fortune Ilanes House for
faculty and friends, 4:00 - 5:30
p. m.
German Club Christmas party
Ohristmas party including facul-
8:00, Friday night.
Saturday, December 13, College
ty, boarders and senior day stud
ents. The party is in honor of
the seniors.
Sunday, Dec. 14 — Christmas
Vespers in M*morial Hall, 7:00.
Tuesday, Dec. 16—The German
Club sings carols in Chapel, 10:20
j. m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 — Senior
To celebrate the Christnms season.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Wenhold, sponsors
of the German Club, are giving a
party for the club members. The
program begins at 8 o'clock iu the
Recreation Koom of the Louisa Wil
son Bitting Building.
The party will be d'xtinguished by
the singing of (Christnms carols i;i
German, a reading of the Christmas
story in German by Kugenia Baynes,
and a discussion of Gernmn Christ-
mils customs by Margaret Moran.
According to Marie Fitzgerald, presi
dent of the German (!lub, “The re
freshments will include authentic
Gernmn sugar cakes. We have them
every year on this occasion.”
The following students’ recital was
lesird yesterday afternoon, December
11, at the regular Music Hour.
l’articii(atiiig in the recital were;
Margaret .\nna Winstead who played
“Sonata in A Major” by Mozart;
Jtmnita Miller, ''Ijascia Ch’io Pian-
za” by Handel; Uiith Heard, “ Rig-
aUdon" t)v .Mac Dowell; Klizabeth
SwinsoM, “Andante” by Vivaldi
Bach-l’ochon; Krwin (\>ok, “Ondoie-
ment” by Ferrari; .lohiisie Hason,
“A I’a.storal” by (,'arey; and Kdna
Baugham, “ l''n(|ue in K Minor by
Unique decorations were useil at
the t(*a given by the Houu' Econom
ics Seniors this afternoon. The tea,
which was held from 4:(H) to .5:30 in
the Lizora Fortune Hanes Building,
was given for the members of the
faculty and the ailministration.
The guests were greeted at the
door by Flora Avora. Marguerite
Bettinger, who was in the hall,
took the guests into the living room
where they were grerted by Afrs.
Meinung, Marge McMullen, Goldie
Lefkowitz and Dot McLean. In the
dining room, Mrs. Ball poured cof
fee, and Miss Crow and Edith
Hors(*field assisted.
Christmas decorations were used
throughout the house. Besides a
large Christmas tree in the living
room, the mantel was decorated
with little angels holding hymn
books, candles, and stars, represent
ing “Hark, the Herald Angels
Sing.” One of the small table dec
orations was a center piece made of
a combination of things picked up
from the campus and then painted,
such Hs tulip poplar and dogwood.
Also, on display were Christnias
packages, originally wrapped. The
dining room table was decorated
with candles and Christmas grcons.
The seniors ware assisted by the
juniors in the Homo Ficonomics De-
The library announces that the
Student Library (Contest will be
held again this yrtu to encourage
and stimulate Salem students in
buibling up personal libraries. The
contest, held last year for the first
time, nu*t with an encouraging re
sponse of interest. Eighteen girls
enterel their libraries or lists of
books which they would like to
have in their libraries. All the li
braries and lists showed discrimina-
ti(m in selection.
KIsie Newman won first prize
($25); Louise Bralower won second
prize ($15) in the Personal Library
Contest open to Juniors and Sen
iors. .Tustine Jones won first prize
($10) and .Mary Lloyd Glidwell won
second prize ($5) in the contest
open to Freshmen and Sophomores.
Prize money in each case was used
by the girls to purchase books they
wanted to own.
The general rules for the contest,
practically the same as last year, are
printed below. The names of those
who wish to enter should be given to
one of the Librarians by May 1,
1942. Last year’s winners will not
be eligible for prizes this year.
Awarils will be made around May
15, and the winning libraries and
list will be put on display in the
Junlora and Seniors—Personal
Library Contest
1. Number of books to be en-
tereil: ma.simum—30.
2. All books must be the prop
erty of the stud«'nt entering the
contest iind so marked.
Textbooks designed primarily
for classroom use may not be in
Prizes offered in this contest are:
1. For the beat general collec
tion of cultural and practical na
ture, $2r) for the purchase of books.
2. For the .second best collection,
which may be a specialized collec
tion, $15 for the purchase of books.
Freshman and Sophomores—Person.
al Library Contest
I. A typewritten list of not more
than 30 books, cultural and practi
cal, which the student desires to
have in her pt'rsonal library. Give
author, title, publisher, price, with
brief notes stating the reason for
choice of each title.
Prizes offered for this contest are:
1. For the best general list, $10
or the purchase of books from the
2. For the second best list, which
may be a list for a special group of
books, $5 for the purchase of books
from the list.
The entire student body and fac
ulty of Salem Academy will partici
pate in the anual Christmas pageant
to be given at eight o’clock on De
cember 10 in the Academy Audi
The theme of the imgeant will bo
the celebration of Christmas in Me
dieval England around 1400. It will
take place on one of the ancient
estates. This pageant will bo tho
result of the combined efforts of the
choral singing, dancing, and dramat
ic groups.
Fourteen carols will bo used as a
basis, and they will be intersporsel
with dances. These dances will form
ai part of the entertainment for the
lords and ladies at the English man
or However, there will bo some
speaking and more action than in
the pageants of past years. The
picturesque costumes of medieval
England will contribute greatly.
The last scenc will be tho tra-
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