March 12, 1934
The bowl of white flowers on the
altar of the Little Chapel are a
memorial to Mrs. Richard Willing
ham, alumna of the Class of 1906,
who died in February. These flow
ers are given and arranged by Mrs.
Haddon Kirk, as a loving tribute
to her friend, who was so interested
in the plans for the Little Chapel.
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Vespers this Sunday will be held
by the Methodist students at 6:30
p.m. in the Little Chapel.
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Mary Joyce Wilson, Salem’s Maid
of Honor for this year’s May Court,
will represent the college at the
Azalea Festival in Wilmington,
N. C., March 26—29.
Twenty-five students have asked
for blanks to apply for the summer
trip to Oslo, Norway. The two
winners will be announced on
tumties for training in the Army
in professional schools of physical
therapy, occupational therapy, and
hospital dietetics. Details of the
meeting will be announced later.
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Tuesday and Wednesday, March
30, and 31, have been the days set
aside for the Sophomore Tests. The
first test will be from 2 p.m. until
S p.m. The second test will be
from 4 p.m.-S p.m.
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The interviews for sophomores
who are desiring a teacher’s certi
ficate will begin March IS and con
tinue through March 19. Although
the actual hours for the interviews
have not been decided, each sopho
more who applied for an interview
will receive notice of her assigned
Beginning March 22, the heads
of the various departments will con
duct a three-weeks’ series of dis
cussions for freshmen who have
not decided on majors. The meet
ings will be held at 12:10 on Mon-
da}'. Wednesday, and Friday.
First Lieutenant Tune E. Hands-
chy. Women’s Medical Specialist
Cor])s Representative, will speak to
Salem seniors and other interested
students on March 22 in an effort
to actjiiaint them with the oppor-
On March 26, Mr. John Dameral,
personnel director of Thalhimer’s
m Richmond, will speak to students
interested in entering the field of
: The Choral Ensemble of Salem
has scheduled two concerts for the
Today, at noon, they presented
a program of religious and secular
music to the local Civitan Club.
Lunch was served to the group pre
ceding the program.
On Sunday, at eleven o’clock in
the morning, the ensemble will
sing at Fries Memorial Moravian
Church in Winston-Salem. There,
they will present a program of re
The Little Chapel will be dedi
cated on Sunday, March 21. The
dedication wall be a part of Par
ents Week-end. There will be a
speaker and the ceremony may be
Gingham Tavern \vill be held
from 8:00 p.m, until 12:00 midnight
on March 27, in the Day Students’
Center. There will be a combo.
Tickets are $1.25 for couples and
Softball practices have begun and
will be held each afternoon Mon
day through Thursday at 5 :00 p.m.
on the lower athletic field.
So far the attendance has been
good but players and managers are
reminded that in order to win
points and be eligible for varsity,
a person must have attended five
practices. Three practices are re
quired to participate in a game.
Each team must have ten eligible
players in order to’ enter the intra
mural tournament which begins
James W. Ray
Talks In Chapel
“How big is your God ?’’ chal
lenged James W. Ray in chapel
last Tuesday. Mr. Ray is state
secretary of the Baptist Student
Union and was on campus as guest
of the newly reorganized Baptist
What is God?” The answer to
this question, Mr. Ray said, is a
result of knowledge, experience and
Some people consider Him an ob
long blurr; others think He is a
cross between Father Time and
Santa Claus. To some He is a ty
rant looking over their shoulders
and tq others he is something,
“How big we think God is de
pends on what we think of our
selves as individuals; what we think
of other people and what we are
willing to do in His name,” em
phasized Mr. Ray.
A person’s opinion of himself re
flects his opinion of God, because
he is created in His image and can
receive His messages in his heart.
He must think of himself as an in
dividual, not as a job, nationality,
social character, street address or
serial number. He must adjust him
self by accepting his heredity and
Each person has vertical relation
ships with God an,d horizontal re
lationships with men, Mr. Ray con
tinued. One influences the other.
There are three forms of hori
zontal relationships: the gossip or
thief says, “What’s yours is mine
and I’m going to take it if I can”;
a prejudiced person believes,
“What’s mine is mine and I must
keep it”; the good Sj^maritan says
and Oirist preached, “What’s mine
is yours and you can have ft”.
What one does in the Lord’s
name without reservation and the
consistancy with which he does it,
help measure his God. If a person
trys to justify his neglected respon
sibilities because he was performing
a Christian deed, his God is small.
The same result comes from test
ing God by asking Him to answer
a question in some specific way.
The chance for one to discover
truth eternal is in His hands. Ac
cording to Mr. Ray, one must do
justly, walkuprightly and love as
Christ loved. “Up to now, our God
has been too small”.
Have A Secret
' The Day Students, in a great
degree of mystery and with secret
intentions, have delved- into the
history of Salem’s Alma Mater.
This interesting and quizzical fact
was disclosed Wednesday when
Anna Katherine Dobson flew into
the Salemite office and asked that
such and such be printed. “But
please,” she begged, “don’t tell why
we want this printed.”
Seeing as how I didn’t know why
they wanted such and such printed,
I promised not to breathe a word.
Well, to get back to the original
■ Story, I was there in the Salemite
office just typing my head off when
she blew in and out. She left me
with a piece of paper in my hand
and I determined to do something
with that piece of paper. I put it
on the typing table. I looked the
paper up and down (like boys do
girls) and decided “best it is that
I should read this!”
The first words to bounce off the
page were “How would you like to
sing Salem’s , Alma Mater to the'
same tune as Cornell’s?” Well, I
considered this for a few moments,
and decided since I didn’t know the
tune to Cornell’s Alma Mater, I
shouldn’t judge. I read on—
“Back in 1927 it see'ms that the
Salemites felt that they wanted
their Alma Mater to have a tune
all her own—with new words too.
So the Salemite sponsored a con
test for that purpose. Among those
entering was Miss Marion Blair, a
member of the English faculty at
that time. Miss Blair wrote the
words of the verses and submitted
them anonymously. When they
were selected as the winning entry.
Dr. .Charles Vardell—Dean of the
School of Music then ■— explained
that the verses weren’t singable
without a chorus.
It was then, that Anna Pauline
Shaffner a member of the class of
’27, and now Mrs. Ronald E. Slye
of Jacksonville, Florida, composed
the music, and the new Alma Mater
Now why in the world did the
Day Students want this information
to get out ? Your guess is as good
as mine, it is. Suppose I’ll see you
in chapel Tuesday to find out?
Here And There
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tory was due to the co-operation
of the captured Mau Mau “General
The news that hit all the news
papers and news broadcasts last
week was the Puerto Rican upris
ing in the House of Representa
tives. Lolita Libron, Raface Can
cel Miranda, and Ardres . Fizueroa
took seats in the Ladies Gallery.
A few minutes later with the cry,
“Puerto Rico is not free!” they
opened fire with German automatic
The gunfire was directed at the
floor of the House. Five Repre
sentatives were hit. Ben Jensen of
Iowa, Alvin Bently of Michigan,
Cliff Daves of Tennessee, George
Fallon of Maryland, and Kenneth
Roberts of Alabama. The three
Puerto Ricans, along with a fourth
member of the gang, were of the
Nationalist party which attempted
to assassinate Truman in 1950.
In the United States, Britain, and
France, there has been a great deal
of talk about the Berlin Conference
and the coming Geneva Conference.
Secretary of State Dulles said that
Russia had shown her hand in Ber
lin. “It was seen as a hand that
held fast to everything it had . . .
and also it sought to grab some
more.” In England, the advocates
of a European Army (EDC)
thought this pointed out that EDC
was the only answer. Those op
posed to EDC looked to the Ge
neva Conference with hope.
At the Geneva Conference in
April, in which Red China will
participate, there are to be negoti
ations on Korea and Indo-China.
There does not seem to be a work
able plan for Indo-China without
losing it to Communism. No North-
South division can be made because
the French will not be willing to
give up either of their rice deltas
—one of which is in the south, the
other in the' north. A cease-fire
would virtually give Indo-China to
the Reds as Communist infilteration
in all vital areas is so complete.
An open election would produce the
same results for the same reason.
General Heari Nauarre, French
Commander, sees the only solution
in Red Chinese agreement not to
aid the Viet Mink. The Reds’
price would be too high.
A bit of good news came from
Greece. 1,172 hostages to Com
munism were returned to Greece
Jane Greer says: “I was
a band singer when a picture
magazine asked me to pose
in the new 'WAC uniforms.
Hollywood saw my picture,
liked it and overnight I was
in movies. From then on,
it was hard work and