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SOCIETY OF ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS WILL' MSS APPEAR ON LYCEUM COURSE FEB. 14 Five Karl if Instruments Arranged in Varied Musical I'roar a in


Anna I!. Whitmore Fdiloi ireshief h Louise Elliot News editor Circulation Mgr. Henrietta Cornwell Loulie Milner Literary editor Martha Walters Humorous editor Reporters Katharine Downing, Marion Seay.


To those who once wove FreshThe Society of Ancient Instruments men and to those whj are yet to be, of Palis, which had such a success last spring in Washington at the we, the class of '32, dedicate this, Chamber Music Festival, will give a our Freshman issue of the Rotunda. concert in the S. T. C. auditorium on — Wednesday evening, February 14. The "Societe des Instruments Anciens," the the world famous virtuoso comhnation was founded in 1901 by Henri Casadesus. It is made up of fiv string instruments, which were in There have been several changes in common use two or three centuries ago. The repertoire offered by the the faculty during tho-past week. Miss society includes string quartets, quin- ' Barlow, physical education instructor, tets for strings and jrtkyfchords, sym- ! has discontinued teaching for the next phonies, and fantSsjds for each re-'two terms to study at Columbia. Miss



spective instalment. Amogt forgottenLlffiW Robinson of Lynchburg, Viri tfinia will take Miss Barlow's place jduring her absence. Miss Kelly, chemistry assistant, has also arrived to on'FRESHMEN I KLSfci-N I the vacancy left by Miss Whitfield. She will have charge of the laboratory work and several lecture classes. freshman class of 1929 presented their class man, Miss Virginia CABARET SUPPER FOR Bedford, to the faculty and the studHUNGRY STUDENTS ent body in chapel, Saturday, January We are all complaining of being 26. Dressed in" white, with their rat hungry. Well, here is a chance to get some real caps on, the naive-look in/wreshmen, food at minimum cost. There >s going to be a Valentine Cabaret led by Miss Bedford and the class Supper in the recreation hall from president, Virginia Co*, marched into 5:30 to 7:30 P. M. on Saturday, Feb- chapel. While the class stood, they ruary 9. The idea of St. Valentine's sang of their ftfst days herk»and Day will be carried out in the decor-/ now—rat caps were taken off, for love you, Dr. Jarman, and we ations. Tht menu includes ham or fried the faculty," they sang. ".vsters, potato salad, stuffed celery, j Virginia Cox presented Miss Bedpickle, hot rolls, and coffee. The Cost ford as the freshman class man. Then, of the supper as given above will be the vivacious freshmen, sang "For Our MADAME SCHUMAN-HEINK nfty cents- Ice cream, home-made ' Class Man, Hip, Hip, H«rah!" TO HE IN LYNCHIWRG^0' ancl cand>' wi" be so'd *eparSfiss Bedford is a nativeW Colum— — pattfty. >y bia, Missouri".She received jier hinh Madame Schumajfcfleink, noted cfixt-l During the supper you will have the school training, in the Urth/ersily tralto, will apiiearatShe Smith Metn-sWiv'k'^ of seeing3^ hearing some \ High School of TVdumbia. In orial auditorium, Saturtay evening af*0'**6 school's best enfcrta&iers. The 11927, she graduate^ from the ( M:;II, FeU'uary *.ut Lynfchbtirg. Some P' >gram will be-giveniwee ; first, be- ' veristy of Missouri with ith a B. S. tween members blithe S/\T. C. faculty and 5:30 and 6:30, muj second be- gree from School of Kd ucation wj Btudenl l.o,ly witl i.n^abiWattend the tween ,!:;{0 an<l 7:iW- Music will beWm^Sr in line, applied A id industrial concert > furnished for those guests who wish arts. During her school y she Iras to dance. Continued on page thf






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subject will be: "What the Bible tells us about race relations." Mr. Sayre Christian Endeavor on





The freshmen and all other students will bel.gjjp#r*'the opportunity to hear these speakers at song class, the

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after the basketball game with Marwill talk to those interested. This will . As some of the girls came be from live to six in the Student on the porch, they noticed that One Building lounge. Open forum will be a of the fronrNoinjJgWiShad boiwi raised. questionnaire On industry, internationOn nvestigating the downstairs bed- al relations and other Christian world problems. Come with your questions. rooms, it was found that a covetous They will give the answers. visitor had paid an unappreciated call during the occupants absence. About •S") in money was taken and also a jewelry 1K>JJ containing several ible uin'gs .ATIO* manyNoeces of wejry. < loti !mi in Tonuu* 'I'oi ji Iwelry. ca »d as .SVKXKUS the n>bh< i \ was covi I'ed, but no t race of the thu rsed.

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SPECIAL SING Fill DA V The Cunningham Literary Society is giving a special sing, Friday. Fel. ruary B, admission 10c. The program will consist of readings, dances, music and a one-act play written by Kittle Johnson.


On Monday night, January 4, S. T. ! take their opportunities furnished by, C. opened her basketball season with !the excellent passwork of the centers Harrisonburg in a fast hard fought jaml guards. On the other hand__the MBM. perfect team work and rood playin Although the visiting team defeated of th» Harrisonbusg team mad pos-^ S. T. C. by the score of 30 to 9, our sible the astonishing sec team mtoved a. menace throughout them the game. rst The score at the enyyc the^gfeme. or C^T. Qt^started off on the right foot when Laura N. Smith made good a field goal but their small lead was soon cancelled when Harrisonburg found the basket to put them in the lead which they maitained throughout the remainder of the game. Both of our forwards were quick to

On Sunday, February 1<». Dr. R. B. Eleazer will conduct the morning serv-

American relational Miss Willa Young, national student secretary of World Fellowship ComThe RuffneKLiteary Society wishes mittee will lead vespers and morning to announce the following new mem- watch. She has sepnt most of/her life bers: {Catherine Bully, Marjorie working with college studeirts, underCrumpler, Mary Buford-JSpes, Ethel Fisher, Margaret Fisher/^lsie P. stands them, and has studied their problems, and is here to qjive us her Fox, Alice Harrison, Louise Ho Margaret Hubbard, Elizabeth time. / Cauley, Susie E. Odor, Ruth Ow The three speakers for Monday are Virginia Fultt, Grace Rose, Easter . Joyce Edwards, native of India; Souders, Virtley Stevenson, Evelyn Stevenson, Mildred W. Steere, Laura MissN^jndsey,/&n<r Mr. Starr. They M. Smith, Virginia Thompson, Mar- wil ItahV to (he different classes on tha von Schilling. Virginia Wagner, these subje'clii: /'Education as an UniFiances Uhitehead, Virginia Yarfying Element in India," "Mother Inborough, Ann Stump, Kathryn Forest, Bruce Nicholson, Virgnia Robertson. dia," Southern Industrial Development and Geographical Sketch of India."


The Dramatic Club baa finally consented to announce Uie characters of their next play, "The Return of Peter Grimm/' to be given/ in thy early spring. They are as follows: Peter Crimm / EtU Marshall Catherine. (Peter's adopted daughter) ... Ma.y Ellen Cato ■lane Hunt Martin Frederick Grimm Dr. Macphersor, Henrietta Cornwall James (Peter's secretary Virginia Cox Mr. Bathidomew Adele Hutchinsun Elsie Clements Mrs. Lawton Virginia (Jurley Colonel Lawton Anne Cox William Marta (the maid) Evelyn Thompson

Speakers Will Discuss Christian World Problems

will speak at the Epworth League and


aiis ol the,*pSsCare played utH»n the live remarkable WrunWfcs. Among some Oi the composers of the old music are Bach, Hayde'ii and Mozart. The society has been giving conceits in every Important country on the continent, in England and in the United States for nearly thirty years. Tlii.uigh the tireless effort of the gifted Henri Casadesus and the superb artistry of each of the members the society has been made popular and BttC essful and has enjoyed a great Dumber of brilliant occasions. It has been acclaimed III Paris, in Bonn, at the Conservatory of Berlin, at the conservatories of MOSCOW and Petrograd and at the Conservatory of Brussels. Thousands of press notices have been collected concerning the triumphs of this world famous society and of the marvelous concerts given by it.








~5 in favor of the opponents. During the second half our team ran the score up but was never in the lead. S. T. C. showed plenty of light through the length of a loosing game and also unusual promise for the son in their team work.


At the Debating Club meeting, held Thursday night, there was a very interesting debate on the question: Resolved That we accept the naval Cruiser bill proposed by Coolidge. Jessie Smith and Alice Harimer upheld the affirmative, and Mary Rose proud of you, team! Wood and Martha Fains upheld the up for the game WI I negative. The decision was two to one fd mm in favor of the negative. Harrisonburg At the business of the meeting, S. T. C. Smith Mary Jane Yaden, was elected assistL X. Smith L. If, Sinilb Sullivan anl reporter for the Debating club. Ralston B. c. Soud The Monogram Club wishes to anc. Qul enbei i j Cm ley Miller nounce Miss Laura N'. Smith as a new Hatchetl <i. Heiger member. t;. Coleman leadership of Captain il th*» coaching <»t' Miss loolN^g forward to one ba ketbtdl seasons we've




THE ROTUNDA Member Southern Inter-Collegiate Newspaper Association Member Intercollegiate Press Association of Virginia Published Weekly by the Students of the State Teachers College, Farmville, Virginia Entered as 2nd. class matter March 1st, 1921, at the Post Office of Farmville, Virginia, under Act of March 3, 1879.

person of today meriting the term "cultured" must not only acquire mental training but must also possess a code of sell'-diseipline and refinement. No nt her group of people needs the acquirement of the three Cs more than the college group. No college course is complete without their mastery. No student or student body, individually or collectively, can hope to make a BUCCess without the three characteristics, Character, Culture and Citizenship.

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Have you ever thought how much time you idly waste each day. or have you analyzed the time you give to each phase of your activities? Benjamin Franklin was an economist in time as in all things. Each day he planned so as to have time for work, play, service, self-improvement and communion with his Heavenly Father. Thomas Edison made his first and some of his most important inventions during his ipare time. Henry Ford created his first "Lizzie" during his idle moments. And so, we see that the consideration and value of time well ipent has played a great role in the success of 3ur outstanding Ameircan citizens. As in professional life, so in college, the consideration of time is worthwhile. Everyone needs time for work, for rest, for eating, and for play, but these should be planned in a proportion relative to their importance.

Few students have schedules filled to the *29 '30 extent of having no spare time. Most of us '29 spend this spare time in—doing nothing. We '31

AN ARTIST OF THE SAM) HILLS In the little town of Southern Pines, N'mth Carolina, there lives an artist. He is not a painter who talks of Raphael and Hitian, and not a sculptor nor a musician. He works in wood, and the instruments he uses are the plane and calipers. The masters he studiees and strives to equal are Guarnerias and Aniati, the famous violinists. He is a violin maker. He is more than a craftsman; he is an artist. The creation of his brain and hands are not mere peices of wood; they are things having almost life and soul. The artist is Allen Roberts, a native of England, but since 1901 a citizen of Southern Pines. His entire life has been devoted to the study and making of violins. Since the time when he first fashioned a violin and felt the thrill of a creator, he has never thought of following any other vocation. He is completely under the spell of the king of musical instruments. He talks violins, thinks violins, studies violins, and dreams violins. All the energy of his mind and body have been devoted to this one task. Thus, the man has cultivated his talent into a lovely and beautiful thing.. From the wood of the North Carolina hills he fashions his work of art. He finds jo; in the hills and the wood, they yield; he finds joy in both the making of his violins and in the finished product, and by that product, he is giving joy to the world. Could anyone live a more radiant life than this? F. W. '81

just sit and talk, and sit and talk some more. We are always glad to publish any desirable article or This world is moving too rapidly to profitably COLLEGE communication that may be sent to us. We wish, how- allow such waste. Of course, talking is essential, ever, to call attention to the fact that unsigned correspond- but as in all things, moderation should play its I was graduated from high school ence will not be published. part here. in quite a sudden manner. No one < vex All matters of business should be addressed to the Busithought I'd finally pull through. It ness Manager, and all other matter should come to the The ideal schedule of time should contain, was much against my will that I Editor-in-chief. Complaints from subscribers as regards ir- work, play, service, self-improvement and comfinished, or rather was finished, for regularities in the delivery of The Rotunda, will be apmunion with our Father in Heaven. To form- I could never quite feature myself as preciated. ulate such a schedule of time, a set goal or pur- being anywhere but in high school. pose to accomplish one particular thing is quite So it was a shock to my fond parent s helpful. That goal should be something bene- to find that the yhad a grown daughter ficial, something that will broaden your life and 0 ntheir hands, who had finished high give you a better understanding of your fellow- school and didn't have anything to men. do. If they had let me alone, I could






During our high school career, all of us were told an innumerable number of times, and all of us had strongly impressed upon us the fact that we were no longer children but high school students; being such, we must leave our childish habits and manners and act the part of high school students. When a girl has reacher the The Three Cs college age she has, presumably, attained the manners which a college girl should have. All of us, however, still have retained to some extent Our grandmother went to school to learn the three Rs—Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic. our carelessness, if not our childishness. Now, we as students in the year 1929 have placed Every girl here at S. T. C. has been taught as our goal the three Cc—Character, Culture manners, politeness, unselfishness, and courtesy, and Citizenship. Of course, the mastery of not only in high school, but also in her home. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is among the Many times, however, girls seem to forget their necessary requirements of all education, but previous training acquired in home and school. we as modern educators, place Character, Cul- For instance, we have always been taught that ture and Citizenship as our primary aim. it is the height of rudeness to talk when anCharacter, Culture and Citizenship are close- other person is talking, but yet, we seem to forly related and are nearly always found together. get this many times in the classroom, dining This is especially true of Character and Citizen- room and in chapel. In our buoyancy of spirit ship. The term "good citizenship" applies to the we are not only inattentive but even irreverent person who participates in the work and wel- during the devotional exercise at chapel, and in fare of his community, obeys all written and un- the dining room while the grace or blessing is written laws and is honorable in all things. In being said sonic of us do not seem to realize its speaking of persons of good character, we think purpose and seriousness. We seem to take the of honor, service and loyalty as their most out- end of the blessing as a mere signal to start the standing traits, these being practically the same meal. as those noted for citizenship. The good citizen These little breaches of scholastic etiquete inherits the rights of freedom and posterity; the person of good character finds the joy in arc nearly always carlessness and forgetfulness living on earth and the joy of the life eternal. on the part of the student. We have been taught Culture to a certain -extent, relates to our age- good manners, which training may well be exold Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic, but the pressed in eevryday college life. V


MORNING WATCH I wake to see the golden, dewy night draw near its end; To watch God's starry candles slowly burn out, one by one; And with my Heavenly Father to "commune as friend with friend," From dusky, cold-gray morn until the rising of the sun. I kneel to pray there in the cloistral shadows cool and dim, And ask my God to help me, in my world of commonplace, To live the like that Jesus lived, (for I would follow Him) — To find in simple things a depth of beauty and a grace. And when the turquoise dawn begins to break upon the land, A tranquil peace comes to me that I"ve never had before; God is so very near, and holds my hand within His Hand. When pools of golden sunlight come to ripple on my floor, I remember that I cannot always dream among the stars,— I must consume in work for Him the stlength I've gained in prayer, Again I place my ardent soul behind its prison bars— But mother says I never brush the star-dust from my hair .... A. H. "32


I've built a castle on a hill Above this world of gtrifo, I'w built this castle strong and fair A place for love and Life. have found plenty to do, because I'm really quite capable—of most anything. Instead, they began to DOM Each day I add some one new thing around in the different college cataThough poor and small it be; logues and unanimously agreed that I'm in the end I want to find Farmville was the institution in which It furnished completely. 1 should pursue my course of higher learning. Never shut is my house of dreams At the graduation exercises, some It's doors ope wide each day— distinguished citizen had expounded That every thought, if good and true, forth on the honor of a college course. Will enter there to stay. The superintendent revealed unto us L. M. '32 the pitfalls of life and a minister gave us a formula for reforming the human WHY? race. But no such noble motive had I in coming to college. After weeks of Why must sorrow come, violent protestations that I didn't Why the grief and pain? want to be an old school teacher, I Why our souls be crushed, finally submitted to my fate, as I could Why our hopes all slain? not resist my father's eloquence any longer. He uncovered to me virtues Tis not because we're failing, and assets of Farmville that I'm sure Nor because God's turned his face, Dr. Jarman himself neevr knew ex- 'Tis because He knows that joy isted. Dad could have made loads of Must come in sorrow's place. money if he'd commercialized his eloquence and written advertisments for Sometimes in our sadness S. T. C, then I wouldn't have needed We learn to cope with life a profession. And know that up in Heav'n I sent in an application and with its There'll be no toil, no strife. acceptance received a little brown book entitled "Student Handbook." We also find a beauty After reading this book I received my In things right here on earth, first mpression of Farmville. And learn to smile at worries I had a vision of nine hundred and And give to luughter birth. sixteen young ladies dressed in white, tripping along the sidewalk in a dig- That is why the sorrow, nified manner, and religiously balancThe grief and bitter pain, ing themselves so as not to step on And after all we find I the glass or deface the sacred shrubThat hope is never slain. (Continued on last page* Loulie Milner

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THE ROTUNDA WEDNESDAY. FEB. 6, L929 SOCIAL Miss Ita 'garel Pumphrey spent the week-end in Blackstcine as the guest of Mrs. Ashley Adams. Misses Marguerite Swann and Rosa\\ • Rhea spent the week-end in

Greensboro, N. C. Miss Mary P. Taliaferro spent the .-end in Richmond. Misses Mary Wilson Pugh and Harriet Branch spent the past week-end at Sweet Briar. Miss Martha Mackenzie spent the week-end at Sweet Brar, the guest of Miss Susan Marshall. Miss Mary Page Archer spent the past week-end at Blackstone. Miss Dorothy Anderson spent the week-end at her home in Danville. MtS Carrie Bickford spent the week-end at her home in Roanoke. Misses Lit Bennett and Mary Beasley spent the week-end in Richmond. Miss Anna Bruce Whitmore spent i lie past week-end at her home in Manassas. Mary Will iVncent spent the week-end at her home in Emporia. Miss Doris Walton spent the weekend at her home in Danville. Miss Nancy Welborn spent the weekend at her home in High Point, North Carolina. i s Katerine Nichols and Miss Katherine Downing spent the weekend at their homes in Norfolk. Miss Virginia Cobb spent the weekend in Blackstone. Miss Vrginia Lowe spent the weekend at Annapolis, Maryland, where -he attended the dances at the United States Naval Academy. Misses Louise Foster and Genevieve Crimes spent the week-end in Richmond. Miss Francos Hanmer spent the week-end in Crewe, the guest of Mrs. A. S. Faris. Miss Sarah Harris spent the weekend in Lawrenceville. Mist lane Grey Irby spent the weekend at her home in Blackstone. Miss Anna H. Jones spent the week-end in Winston-Salem, N. C, the guest of Miss Mildred Owen. Miss Alice Adams spent the weekend in Richmond, the guest of Miss Elizabeth Watkins. Miss Lela Germany spent the weekend in Charlottesville. Miss Marion Seay spent the weekend in Richmond, the guest of Miss Mary Todd. Mrs. P. A. Richardson visited her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Richardson this past week-end. Miss Rachel Royall and Miss Lib Sniitherman were the week-end guests of Miss Blanche Murrell, at her home in Lynchburg. Miss Kitty Whyte spent the week( nd with her sister, Miss Ida Whyte. Miss Virginia Bledsoe had as her week-end guest Miss Kitty Johnson, at her home in Baltimore. Mss Pauline Camper, a member of S. T. C. faculty, who is studying this year at Columbia, vistied here last week. She was welcomed by numerous friends. Misses Turner, Davis, Anderson, Elizabeth M. Taylor and Lillian Bovell attended the Boston Symphony Concert in Richmond last week.

FRESHMEN PRESENT THEIR CLASS MAN Continued from page one a member of the Delta Phi Delta, national art fraternity, of the Kappa Beta, a sorority of Christian Church girls of the state universities, and of the Chi Beta Epsilon. For a year, she taught in Southern Texas and Ohio and the following summer in a Missouri State Teachers College.





Hands to me they seemed only the President-elect Hoover has beer ends of cue's arms, placed there for awarded the John Frit/, medal, it has utility's sake. One day, however, I been recently announced by the Amer- spused to give them a deeper meanican Institute of Mining and Metallur- ing than this. gical Engineers, he ohn Fritz medal It happened that I was in a neighestablished n 1002 is a joint award of boring city and caught the trolley on four American engineering societies, my way back to the station. An old civil, electrical, mining and mechani- lady sat down beside me and as she cal. It is awarded annually for "not- did her hand brushed across my dress. able scientific or Industrial achi< v< - They were ugly hands and I shudment." dered as she touched me. My feelings changed, however, when I saw her Th American public has a new sweet tired face. When I associated name, given it by Carl Saitdberg, a that face and those hand together, poet. The San Francisco (all quoted my first impression took on another him today as saying: "I shall not in- aspect. I could see hands working for flict another volume of poetry upon loved ones; small children placing the egg-headed American public until their little hands in hers and knowing 1!)32, and maybe not until 1985." that they would come to no harm. As Newspaper readers are wondering if my imagination went on these gnarled, this was "a dirty dig" or a friendly wrinkled hands became beautiful bejest. cause of their symbollic significance. My thoughts were interrupted then, An earthquake in the Tajikistan re- because she had reached her destinagion of Central Asia, near the Afgh- tion. Her place was soon occupied by Speaker on Race Relations anistan border, destroyed several vil- a younger woman and I could not help PICTURES OF CHILDHOOD lages on February 3. The shocks lasted noticing the difference in the two ACTI \ ITIES OBSERVED for about twenty minutes. people's hands. My second companion of the trolley Chicago is generally thought to be was of a class that seeks to imitate For the benefit of all students interested in primary activities, the a rather dangerous place for innocent the one just above them. Her hands Farmville Chapter of the National bystanders who are liable to be at- ware manicured but just a degree too Childhood Education held an open tacked by machine guns at almost any much. The nails fairly glared at you, meeting in the Student Building au- time. On the contrary Chicago ranks si highly were they polished. She could low in its proportion of homicides. not, even by all this preparation, disditorium on Thursday night. A large number of pictures indi- There were only 13.3 homicides per guise the fact that her hands had been cating the development of projects in 100,000 population in 1927, while the busy too, with small, hard tasks. You the primary grades of the College city of Memphis leads the South with could almost see in those hands that Training School was shown on the 69.3 homicides per 100,000, followed hers had not been tasks of love. She slide machine. These pictures were in- by Birmingham, Charlotte, Jackson- had resented them and tried her best troduced by Louise Hardy, who briefly ville, Atlanta and Miami ,all of which to cover them up. In doing so she had explained the significance of each ac- have higher homicide rates than Chi- not realised that poor taste had been cago. tivity. substituted for expression. Her imitaAside from the local pictures, a tion ha dfailed; the effect she made group of slides, representing schools PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH was not the one she had desired. all over the United States, was shown. HOLDS MISSION SCHOOL Oh, my, there were so many more These slides included pictures of the hands there than I had wanted to modern type of primary classrooms The Presbyterian Church held a study, but the station came into view, in action, individual and group acti- Mission Study Class Monday, Tuesday and I left, with a lesson learned from vities, as well as a series of group and Wednesday nights of last week. hands. L. D. G. '32 activities. The school was divided into several !*5SHB&i--»wiBBC.*3P^s^^*.--»^' he slides used in the exhibit were classes: one class for men, one for secured through the courtesy of Miss women, one for the college girls, and 'TIS BALDWIN'S MONTH IN Mary Dabney Davis, specialist in one for the ntermediate boys and nursery, kindergarten and primary girls. The school assembled at six FARMVILLE education of the Bureau of Education, o'clock in the Sunday School Assembly Never before in the history of Washington, D. C. room before going to the basement our store have we offered such where a delicious supper was served. Opening exercises were held in the amazing bargains. FRESHMAN COMMISSION assembly room after supper. At seven BROADCASTS o'clock a bell was rung and the classes This is station L-I-S-S-E-N, broad- begun in their respective meeting casting on a loud wave length. We places. The school was very fortunate in wish to present t oyou the Freshman missionaries Commission, as they have some great having four returned news! from China. As instructors, Mr. and Girls! Now is your chance to see a Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Crawford and delightful movie, aid the Freshman Mr. Graham. They gave many interCommission and a possible chance of esting incidents of their own experidiscovering unknown powers in your ences in China, which added interest own make-up! At least we offer a to the school. suggestion by which you may get away from routine and familiar scenes; that is, see "The Magnificent FRESH FROSH SPEARS Flirt". This picture was selected with O your tastes in mind. Cute clothes, thrills, romance, fun and handsome men are all woven into this picture by Florence Vidor. Donf miss it. It's well worth your money. Signing off, The Freshman Commission

ALUMNAE NEWS Miss Elizabeth Martin and Love Wright are teaching at Blue Ridge. Miss Louise Stalling! was married last August to Mr. Algernon Holloman. Miss Kathleen Stallings of Elberon, Virginia, is taking a business course in Norfolk. Miss Mary Wright has now taken up the teaching profession at Columbia, South Carolina.

funniest thing of week is the freshwho heard that all cords were kept in the istrar's ollice, and ked Miss Jinnie for e Austin's latest.

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Next to the Theatre Toasted Sandwiches Sodas and Candies MRS. HUBBARD'S HOME-MADE PIES Headquarters for S. T. C. STUDENTS

Mack's Beauty Shop 323 MAIN STREET

Mclntosh Drug Store "The Rexall Store' CAR A NOME TOILETRIES

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I have a little roommate Who goes in and out the door, Hut you wouldn't think she rooms with me, For she never sweeps the floor.

Mailha Walter: "But why do you always print such old jokes?" "Liz" Turner: "We're afraid somebody mi^ht remember the new ones." —Virginia Reel

Student: "Would you please let me have ten ones for this ten?" Mr. QUliam: "Student, eh? Yes, but you'll have to put your name and address on the ten!"

Loulie Milner says she can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he could buy one for a dollar.

He calls his dog Jason because he is always hunting fleece. —Stanford

There was once an old colored woman who named her triplets, Surely, (i Iness and Mercy, so they would follow her all the days of her life. —Amherst

Due to the severity of the deadly marriage epidemic sweeping northward over Virginia from 'he Carolinas, the would-be authorities think it advisable to pronounce a quarantine of some months. We are thankful that as yet there are but a few, these Freshmen, to !>■ placed on the casualty li-t. One iMrs. "Kid" Brewer nee "Our own Lib" alias "Walker" another Mrs. William Johnson wh used to he our own happy "Cy" Davis. Mrs. Brewr, erstwhile officer of ■ ur dauntless class, when Interviewed, stated, "as much as I love you all. I love him more!" We regret to state that Mrs. Johnson left us before an interview could be arranged but we will say for her that now she will be a social butterfly instead of a "Rat." Some few parties were given for the brides but those who were not invited to thes functions can not feel any more left out than those present on that last night. We fele confident that the faculty and the entire student body will join us in best wishes for many happy reWill Speak turns. Since the above was written anCOLLEGE other severe case has developed. The unfortunate (?) person is no other (Continued from page two) than Miss Sterling Thornton of Brookneal, Va. She has discontinued her studies and will be married in the b ry at S. T. C. he Student Government Staff was a saintly looking crew early spring. who wore their hair straight hack. THAT OLD SWEETHEART high bridged noses, wore tennis shoes OF MINE and walked around with a little brown book in their hands, reading quotaLate one afternoon in November as tions to girls who threw trash on the I sat by the fire smoking my pipe lawn and didn't go to church on Sunand dreaming, as was my wont, my day. The chaperon of the cottages was thought turned to Nell, an old friend of the type one reads about in girls' of mine .... I loved Nell as I never novels about boarding school—tall, loved another on earth. I can see her thin, and angular, wearing sneakers now as she looked then—young and and forever snooping and slinking into the shadows, intercepting love letgraceful. I was a young doctor, and as poor ter-, and spoiling elopements. You can well imagine my surprise as young doctors usually are; yet Nell was my constant friend and compan- when I arrived a* Farmville and found

ion. I never went to see a patient that she did not accompany me. Although I have more money now, I often wish for the old days when my world held only Nell and me. Then, we would go for long rambles together in summer, gathering wild flowers and green He: "You ought to see the altar in ferns, or whatever happened to catch the fancy. We would stop by some our church." running brook and eat our lunches. Lit Walker: "Lead me to it." In winter, we would take brisk exercises, enjoying the keen, bracing air "Shoot, if you must, this old gray to the fullest extent. Nell was very quiet, but as I am a beard, but spell my name right on rather reserved man that pleased me; the casualty list."—Northwestern Purtherefore we got along very well tople Parrot. gether—that is, most of the tme. She was xceedingly good-tempered. I do not think I ever saw her angry. Now He: "My razor doesn't cut at all." do not gather from this that Nell was Shi: "Why Henry you don't mean always quiet and peaceful, because to tell me that your beard is tougher when it pleased her, she could be the than the linoleum."—Northwest™ most perverse of all creatures. As Purple Parrot. much as I loved her, I sometimes thought I had never seen any living thing qute as disgustingly stubborn as If education is so refining, what she. We would start out together sometimes and go a long way in permakes a college course? -Yale Record • feet peace and harmony, when suddenly she would decide to stop, and stop she would. I would beg her, scold JUNIORS ENTERTAIN her. In fact I would use every effort BASKETBALL TEAM to make her resume the walk, but in vain. I occasionally—I blush to say The Harriaonburg baaketball team it—abused her shamefully, but it did was delightfuljf entertained at a re- no good. No matter how anxious I was to go, she would not move until it suitception, Monday evening after the ed her. I might be rushing to an ill game, in the lounge. The reception patient, but this fact did not seem to was sponsored by the Junior class, worry Nell in the least. She pleased under the direction of Etta Marshall. herself, and only herself. Oh well! it is all over now. How I May Marshall sanjr; Klsie Clements loved her! And how I hated for her gave a reading; Mary Todd danced— to die! .... But I sincerely hope she anil there was food; in other words, has gone to that Paradise which the the party was a success. Lord has prepared for all good horses.



all of the aforementioned people to be

actually human. Never, if I live to be a pensioner on a fund for brokendown school teachers, will I forget the day I arrived a- S. T. ('. The atmosphere was rather damp. Dad accompanied me to the door of Cottage "L" and left me standing on the porch with a rather vacant feeling;. I walked in, found my room, unpacked and waited for the elderly lady who wa> to be my roommate. I heard girls laughing and talking upstairs. I thought they must be seniors by the way they were making themselves at home. In spite "f my deductions, they proved to he freshmen, as dull and green as I. Three of us clung together as if we were afraid of being swallowed up if we were parted. We adopted 'he title of "The Three Musketi ers" and started Itno college life or rather swam into

t. We huddlid by the Btatue of Jeanne d' Arc feeling pretty miserable watching the "old jrirls" greet each other. Finally when I could stand it no longer I said to Mary, "YOU tret at one end Hi' Uie Rotunda; Peaches, you gel at the other, and we'll rush up and kiss each other and make people think we're 'old girls'. After this operation ire were feeling just as miserable as ever. I'd never Been BO many girls n all my life before and now I was thrown in with nine hundred and teen of them, and I felt like the nine hundred and sixteenth! Then for the lir-' time I happened to notice Jeanne d' Arc. gazing serenely above it all. The thoiiKht dawned upon me, "I wonder wh;r Joan thinks of all this." She didn't seem to he getting any more notice than I. If Jeanne d' Arc, the spirit and inspiration of S. T. C.

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on India was being ignored, why should I. a poor, dumb, green freshman, feel hurt if I were in the same fix.


MONDAY Ken Maynard with I managed to survive for the next his horse Tar/.en. in a thrill-a-mint' w weeks on being jus' a girl. The ute drams of the Royal Northwest hardest thing to became accustomed Mounted Police, "Code of the Scarto was the hells, (t would make me let." If you enjoy a real good, exfurious every time I'd think of how clting action picture, be sure to see a mere hell was ruling me. For a this .me. It is extra good. Also a Mat. at 4 while I hated Farmville as much ai football reel and news. anyone could hate anything. I wonder- o'clock. ed why people wrote stories to deceive TUESDAY Jacqueline Logan girls about college life. Not until and Gertrude Astor in "Stocks and I was home for the ('histmas holidays Blonde-." Lovel goldl woman! Wall did I understand. Dad was relating Street -rucking to the speculative some of his escapades during college fury of frenzied finance! Love, arisand he told me it was the most woning above its maelstrom of greed. derful period of his life. No doubt one Fortunes lost and won. A slip of of these days I'll he looking back upon a girl, making, breaking, winning my college career as the happiest time hark the man of her heart. Also of my life. Better still, I'll enjoy the comedy and oddity. .Matinee at 4 reality and later on. I'll have the o'clock. memories too. W 1! I) \ E SI)A Y—George Bancroft and Chester Coiiklin in "Tell It to Sweeney." A Paramount picture. A story that is built strictly for laughing purposes, and if you don't like to Headquarters for laugh, please don't come to see this S. T. C. GIRLS picture! Also 2-reel Western picture. Matinee at -1 o'clock. Come in and get acquainted THURSDAY Lois Wilson, HuntWe're Glad to Have You ley Gordon and Georgt Hackathorne in "Sally's Shoulders," a special production from the famous novel. The story of I girl close to the heart of everyone a girl who dared to be For the Best Place good in the face of taunt and tempTO EAT AND DRINK tation -a girl whose shoulders carin Farmville ried the family burdens and whose Sodas 10c Short Stirs 15c Lips carried a smile. Also comedy. Matinee at 1 o'clock. FBI. ami SAT. at matinees only— Costume Jewelry George Lewis, Dorothy Gulliver, Kathlyn Williams and Bryant WashHandkerchiefs, Pictures burn, in "Honeymoon Flats." A Kay and frollicsome comedy, swift and sophisticated with sheiks, shebas, wise crackers, and a "loving" Complete line of Greeting Cards mother-in-law. Also comedy.



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FBI and SAT. at nights onlyLillian Gish and Lars Hanson in "The Wind." The screen's foremost actress comes now in a role totally different toe her. A story actually thrilling and melodramatic, an epic of cyclone and lonesomeness and Btrange romance; and through it all the great emotional star weaves again her world-beloved web of magic. A big picture! Also collegiate comedy, oddity and news. Admission to S. T. C. girls getting tickets at college, 25 cents to each show.

Rotunda vol 9, no 16 feb 6, 1929  
Rotunda vol 9, no 16 feb 6, 1929