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FLAY DAY IS A ORE A T SUCESSS Did you hear shouts of laughter issuing from the gym and athletic field Saturday afternoon? Play Day was in full sway there where many of the girls were thoroughly enjoying an afternoon of games, supervised by Miss Her. The crowd was just divided into learns which were indicated by a ribbon worn on the arm. Then the relays began with great excitement and rivalry. Such contests as the Straddle, Indian and Number Relays brought forth the cries, "Beat 'em, team." "Snap it up, girls." "Hurrah, for the I.avendars." The obstacle race was perhaps the funniest. Grotesque figures fairly flew across the field in one galosh, clutching an umbrella in one gloved hand, the other madly jamming a hat on one side of the toead. Play Day was a great success. Let's' have another soon.

WHO'S WHO ON FACULTY The Faculty of S. T. C. is again represented in Who's Who. In the 1928 volume which was issued recently, Dr. human and Dr. Walmsley are given very interesting write-ups. The student body feels the honor and we congratulate Dr. Jarman and Dr. Walmsley on this recognition of their work.


Complete in Up-to-Date Equipment The new dormitory across from the Training School is one of the most positive signs of our "up to (lateness" and ultra modernity. The whole building is made up of two room suites with two girls in each room. There are sixty-eight rooms with a bath between each two rooms and each girl has a closet of her own. This feature makes Senior Hall undoubtedly the most convenient and comfortable dormitories OB the campus. Besides the dormitory rooms there is a sun parlor on each floor, artistically furnished, also a pressing room and kitchen on the second floor. The drawing room on the first floor is especially "homey" having a big fireplace and beautiful furniture. This building is estimated to have cost $125,000 including the furniture. The seniors are proud of their new home and are grateful to Dr. Jarman and the other authorities of the ■chool whii made it possible for their r. nt .ii this b< nutiful building.


If a certain group of girls were asked where they would like to spend their next vacation, no



spontaneous answer would be "Blue Ridge." Blue Ridge

with its hazy mountain

tops, its inspiring scenery, its beautiful buildings,





place for a vacation, but the charm of Blue Ridge is not wholly accounted

Enrollment is Smaller Than For Last Year I'p to the present time i>16 students have matriculated at S. T. C. A number of students are still expected to arrive This number is not so large as the enrollment of last year. The decrease may be due to the law which will go into effect in 1930 requiring a degree in order to teach in accredited high schools, thus eliminating those who cannot afford to go four years; or it may be due to the fact that more girls are deciding upon business careers, and pursuits other than teaching.

for when you speak of the physical attractiveness. There is a deeper at-



traction—a sort of magnetic spirit of


freindship which can only be des-

The following seniors, have made cribed by the words "the Blue Ridge the requirements for the dean's' list: spirit of understanding." The girls Katherine Dodge Bentley S. T. C. welcomes to its faculty the and their leaders meet in a friendly following new members: Yancey Brooking way to discuss the problems of the Mr. Saml. M. Holton—B A., M. A., Kathryn Bully Duke University. Principal Campus modern college campus. Student repAnne Ferree Training School. resentatives from other countries Louise D. Foster Dr. (lie-. .'. M. A. Univerbring their problems and their soluEvelyn E. Graybeal sity of Chicago; Ph. D. Cornell. Astions of questions to these group disHannah L. Hamlett sociate professor of English. Miss Myrtle Cash—B. Ed. Ills. State cussions and all members profit by I InGwendolyn C. Hardy Normal University. Assistant profes- experiences of their fellow represenMartha E. Henderlite sor of Geography. tatives. Well-known psychologists and Leyburn Hyatt Miss E. Lucille Jennings—B. S. M. college instructors gave lecture Isabel M. Mcdonald S., University of Virginia. Assistant courses on topics which were vital to Juliet L. Mann professor of English. Miss Elisabeth Purdom—B. Mus. every one of us. Studio hours well Betty B. Moses Brenau College. Assistant professor held so that we might bring back to Evelyn V. Thompson of Music. our campus new methods of helping Louise M. Vaughan Dr. Edith Stevens—A. B., A. M.. W. the Y. W. C. A. become a living part Margaret Walton Va. University; Ph. D. Univ. of Chicaof college life. go. Assistant professor of biology. Then there were the hikes—the bon Miss Alice Whitfield—B. S., Miss. WHO'S WHO AT S. T.C. State College for Women; M. S., fires and the parties. Never will we Columbia University. Assistant pro- forget the morning we got up at 3 Heed, all new students! In our colANNOUNCEMENT OF fessor of chemistry. o'clock to climb High Top and see the lege world, certain of our number, by HOCKEY SCHEDULE .Miss Louise McCormick—B. S., of sun rise. (We ran into a small thund- reason of unusual ability and untiring Farmville S. T. C. Assistant super- erstorm and the sun forgot to rise). service have reached the point of acI P. M.—6 P. M. visor, Campus Training School. Every night our Farmville delegates complishment which marks them as Monday—Freshmen Miss Grace B. Moran—Graduate would gather around the fire place leaders of college activities. As leadTuesday—Sophomores, Juniors, and Farmville S. T. C. Part-time instrucin the cottage and talk over the hap- ers they serve most. They will be Seniors. * tor in Rural Education. glad to identify new girls with the penings of the day, each contributing Wednesday—Freshmen. Miss Frances C. Treakle—B. S., her share of ideas she had gained extra-curricular activities in which Thursday—Sophomores, Juniors and Farmville S. T. C. Supervisor, Cumfrom her contact with new people. they are most interested. The followSeniors. in-Hand Training School. (Jirls from other colleges would drop ing girls hold leading offices: Friday—Freshmen. Miss Carrie Tucker—B. I., Louisi- in and impromptu "Sings" were giv- Frances Willis I'res. Student Gov. ana Polytechnic Institute, B. S.. Geo. en with toasted marshmallows and Margaret Finch Pres. Y. W. C. A. SUBSCRIPTION HLAXK Peabody College. Assistant supervis- "hot dogs" as refreshments. M. F Hatchett Pres. Athletic Assn. If you wish to re -.-ive Tin: Rn- or, Campus Training School. Editor Virginia livery night after supper we would Virginia Raine Miss Virginia Bedford—B. S. Univ. gather on the steps of Lee Hall and Mabel Fitzpatrick tunda weekly, fill in this blank Pres. Dramatic Hub and send it with $1.50, the price of Missouri. Instructor in Fine and ' sing songs of Blue Ridge and folk Applied Arts. of a year's subscription, to tin songs of our country and other coun- Peggy Walton Pres. Ruffner Society Miss Dorothy Foolkes—B. S. Geo.' tries. It was beautiful to bear the Nellie Talley Pres. Debate Council Circulation Manager. The staff Peabody College. Instructor in Geo-' voices of so many girls singing Y. W. Elizabeth Taylor Pres. Choral Club desires to serve alumnae and graphy. Margaret Hubbard Pres. Chromatic songs, and it was still more beautiful friends of the college as well as Miss Edith Marshall—B. S., Farm< lub to know that they are trying to folthe students now enrolled. ville S. T. ('. Part-time instructor in Senior Class President low the Gleam, a gleam rekindled Red Foster \ o >■ ... ... English and assistant in Library. Junior Class Pres. and strengthened by the Him- Ridffl Lucille Graves Addreax Klsie ('lenient Sophomore Pres. Spirit of Understanding. (Continued on Page Two) On Friday night. September 21, at 8 o'clock the entire Student Body and Faculty were entertained at a delightfui reception given by the Y. W. C. A. In order that everyone might get acquainted a "Name Contest" was | ""ored f' ' prize winnrr being! Kubie Hunt. The gym was the "scene of action," so to speak, for here the following program took place: 1.—Solo Helen Borrowdale 2.—Duet Elizabeth Etheridge Katherine Downing 4.—Solo Louise Henderson Dr. Jarman favored us by several vocal selections: "Perfect Day," and "Let the Rest of the World Go By." The climax was reached when the word "food" was mentioned, for can you feature a Y. W. C. A. reception without the usual grand march and rush for ice cream and cakes!



THE ROTUNDA Member Southern [nter-Collegiate Newspaper Association Published Weekly by Students of tin' State Teachers College, Farmville, Virginia Entered as 2nd class matter March 1st. 1921, at the Post Office of Farmville, Virginia, undo- Acl of March 33, 1879. Subscription, $1.50 per y< ROTUNDA STAFF PEARL ETHERIDGE, '28 LUCY THOMPSON, '80

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A friend of college boys and girls last week suggested for Headquarters for new consideration an old, old thought: "Encompassed about by such a cloud of witnesses, let us run with diligence the race that S. T. C. GIRLS is sot before us." Now at the beginning of our school year the track is clear Come in and get acquainted before us. We are runners in the race of life. Family and friends are witnesses of our progress. Shall we take new vigor We're Glad to Have You and determine to run the race with diligence? Back at home there is a family who has had faith enough in each of us to believe that we will make good. They have worked, probably sacrificed, that we might have an opportunity SHANNON'S that most of them never had. They are missing us, yes, but For the Hest Place they do not waver, so that we may continue our education. If TO EAT AND DRINK there comes a time of do/ibt for us, the folks at home have no in Farmville questions. Shall we keep the faith? Sodas 10c Short Stirs 15c

WORLD NEWS A great storm coming from the lesser Antith moved across Porto Rico. swept up the eastern coast of the United States destroying property and lives as it went. The storms major victim was Porto Rico, which it left torn and disrupted. The island has a population of 1,100,000. It was estimated that at least half of this number were left homeless. It is reported that 2(5.*? perished. Thousands are homeless and without food. Disease and famine are already taking a hig part. The hurricane had lost some of its violence by the time it reached Florida and the destruction was not as great, only nineteen deaths reported in eastern Florida. The Red Cross has begun to help and public subscription to relieve suffering has been begged from this nation by radio, press and pulpit.

We are always glad to publish any desirable article or communication that may be sent to us. We wish, however, to call attention to the fact that unsigned correspondence will not be published. The Rotunda invites letters of comment, criticism, and suggestions from its readers upon its manner of presenting and treating them. A letter, to receive consideration, must contain the name and address of the writer. Thsse will "not be published if the writer objects to the publication. All matters of business should be addressed to the Business Manager, Someone has gone so far as to say and all other matter should some to the Editor-in-Chief. Complaints from the biggest and most significant news subscribers as regards Irregularities in the delivery of The Rotunda, will of this generation was the signing of be appreciated. the Kellogg-Briand treaty renouncing war. The nation-, controlling the world's destiny have agreed to give up the practice of war. By many this is considered a greater step toward peace than the League of Nations Covenant or the Locarno Pact. Perhaps time will only tell but it's human nature to wonder if it's going to work.

L VELCOME TO ALMA MATER! Welcome to Alma Mater!

It is good to be here, whether

It seems as all hope has been shattered concerning Roald Amundsen. A pontoon found at sea about twenty miles north of Tromsoe has been identified as part of Amundsen's airplane and this fact has led many to the conclusion that Amundsen and i his men are lost beyond hope. Roald A.mundsen's career as an explorer covered thirty years. He has left accounts of his trips to both the South and North Poles. One author has said that he will forever figure in history as one of the most intrepid and successful conquerors of the world's unknown regions.

it be for our freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year. Every year offers attractions and opportunities characteristic of no other year. Our college is the best for us. It is our choice of all possible schools we might have selected in which to spend this precious year of our youth. We come with a purpose— growth. We seek knowledge to prepare US for a successful career in the teaching profession. We seek friends among the students, among the faculty, among hooks, within the vast expanse of knowledge laid before us. We seek joy in every association of every day. Why? Because we are seeking life more abundant than we have ever known. In the present campaign it appears We, as students in our college, create its spirit by individual attitude. At the beginning we are eager, happy, because we are that both presidential candidates are glad we are here. We pledge ourselves to make this the hest looking to the farmers for relief— Florence (Ala.) Herald. year we have yet lived! 0 TO THE NEW (HUES



LETTER FROM AN ALUMNA Dearest Girls: My thoughts have been with you during the busy days of the first week of school life. I've memory-flashes of old scenes and dear familiar faces, many of whom you see daily, come before me, bringing again the same cheer and inspiration which they brought to me as a "new girl and in the happy years which followed. Today I am packing my boy's' trunk who leaves for a prep school on Thursday, and I am thinking too, of all the mothers all over our country. as they watch the boys and girls leaving for school. Now, I know the eager interest of a parent in every phase of the school life as it touches the youth. Now, I know the ambitions and ideals of parents for their boys and girls, the love and concern for them too. Yes, and their prayers for their safe-keeping in all things. The mother's hearts are in sympathy for the homesick ones, for the shy and timid ones, for the gay and boisterous ones, for the hard workers and for those who would be shirkers. A happy memory of the Farmville school with me is that of the cha^^ It was there we started the school day( in devotional exercises or announcements, or a heart to heart talk from Dr. Jarman to his girls, a talk in which he never failed to give us a new ideal and a larger vision for service.) Things may have changed there since the school has grown so large, but as you glance at the girls around you, remember just as your family is interested in you, in your success, and in your school happiness, so is the family of the girl next to you. and the same is true for every girl. Somebody wants the "new girl" to feel at home, so give her a friendly smile and a cheery word to make her feel that she is one of you. Somebody wants the new girl to win success this first year, so give your encouragement to her, give her of your confidence, and knowledge. Somebody wants the new girl to make good in every phase of her school life, so give again of your very best, in example of fair play, of friendship, in truth and honor, remembering the verse on real success—"Do you know that it's' up to you to work, succeed and live? But first you must be true, and learn to give, and give, and give!"—A Devoted Alumna.

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Frocks for street, school and The colleeg library was remodeled There is no doubt in the minds of old students at S. T. C.: sport wear are smartly dethe freshmen this year are the best yet. They came in weather during the summer to insure better SUBSCRIBE TO THE veloped in fine wool crepes, that certainly encouraged homesickness, even for those of us service for the students this year. ROTUNDA novelty tweeds, rharmeen and who have experienced before the pangs of departure from home. Some additional floor space has been jersey—each rich in fashion Alumnae' Why not send in your In spite of the rain and cloudy skies, the freshmen smiled, and added, all the walls and woodwork have been painted, new lights have and not expensive. smiled! We admired you for it—it was a sure test of your subscription now and get all the news been installed, and more tables and spirit. You kept your courage and grinned and now we love you of your Alma Mater. Subscription chairs have been placed in the maga--| prjce, $1.50 per year. every one. * We're glad you're "green." We hope there's not a single one line and reference rooms. The library system has been considerably who has educated notions unbecoming to a freshman. It's your CHANGES MADE IN energy and enthusiasm that gives new life to the whole college. changed this year, but the list of rules FACULTY FOR W28-2H You probably feel that you are dependent on us just now. No are pasted outside the library door (M ALITY—PRICE—SERVICE f doubt you are, but we are equally dependent upon you. Your and these clearly explain everything. (Continued from page one)

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place in college is absolutely essential to our well-being. We suggest that you begin at once to participate in activities which Miss M. Virginia Potts—B. S., of will make your leisure time more profitable and which will prove "You're on the air," chortled the Farmville S. T. ('., Part-time instructo us conclusively that the Class of 1982 Is on the way to estab- SVtator, as he tossed the radio an- tor in Musi(. a|)(| assistant in „om(, lish unprecented records. nouncer overboard.—Judge. Department.

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STAR LIFE To me, the stars are real; They are the lives Of youth, made eternal By a golden love. I know that they're alive because The night we met The dear stars laughed With happy joy. I know they laughed, too Because I heard their music Echoed in your voice .... Another night The night you came and smiled At me with love-lit eyes, The stars wept with joy. I know they wept, too, Because when you had gone Siinic of their sweet tears Wet my own cheeks Yet dear, last night The stars were all mine Because in the perfumed darkness When you whispered those magic words The stars sang! SOCIAL Vis, dear, they must have sung Because their melody Anouncement is made of the marIs still resounding riage of Chris Royall and Hairy ElIn the deepness of my heart. more. They are making their home in M. J. Cincinnati. Announcement is made of the marVISION riage of Beulah Jarvis and "Happy" Seward of Petersburg. The eyes of all the world Announcement is made of the marAre bound together riage of Annie Criswold Mclntosh and By people's eyes. Bruce Boxley. They are making their home in Louisa. Brown, gray, blue— Announcement is made of the marAll these hold dreams riage of Alice Garnet and liontroee Of love, mystery, pain, surprise. Graham of Richmond. Brown syei are cheerful Anouncement is made of the marWith a radiant glow; riage of Pat Cowherd and Alfred AtGray eyes are misty kins of Richmond. With dreams of love; Announcement is made of the marAnd the dreamy eyes of blue Have thoughts within their depths. riage of Evelyn Hood and Beverly Nininger, of Roanoke. Beth White, Evelyn Dulaney, "JackBut the eyes of the world ie" Woodson and Phyllis Wood returnAre lighted only ed to school for the week-end. By the eyes of you. W. H. S. ':<0

.1/1 FIRST MURDER Yes. he was a college boy. His father owned the big bolt am' screw factory just across the tracks from my house. Our meeting had been very informal. I had bumped into his car one day as I was walking toward town. The car wasn't badly damaged, so he asked me to ride to town with him. As mother had often told me never to get into a car with a strange man I said that I would be glad to stand on the running board. So off we went, (not the running board, but towards town). He dropped me at the live-and-ten and after I had picked up my hat I went in to do a little shopping for mother. When I had purchased the spool of ih read, I started home. As luck would have it there was my friend again. He asked if he might call and I told him to yell as loud as he pleased—my ear drums were in perfect order. But it seems he wanted to come to see me. I said yes. Next night he came. I had spent the day at the library. I didn't' want him to think that was uneducated, and I hadn't sent in my membership to the "Fifteen Minutes a Day Club.'" We were sitting on the porch in the swing. There was silence. I knew that this was my chance to expound my literary knowledge, so I said, "Do you know


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HOCKEY PRACTICE SET DA TE FOR THE HEGINS WITH PEP NATIONAL PRESS MEET Yesterday afternoon the upper classmen started hockey practice. All the classes were cut, the seniors having an especially good representation. Practice in driving and dribbling was rirst held and then teams were formed for regular play. The girls all found that it is quite a difficult thing to run for ten or fifteen minutes after being out of practice for a whole summer. However, everybody enjoyed the practice and are looking forward to the Thanksgiving and the class games.

SVDENT COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW GIRLS To every new girl on the campus, we extend a most cordial welcome, and wish for you a most successful and happy yearl Of course, you realize that our work can not be accomplished without your "backing."' You know what we expect of you. Let's make it the most successful year yet by a little coopi re tion on the part of everybody! THE STUDENT COUNCIL Frances Willis, President PoeV 'Raven'!" And when he said "Is he? Who cares?" What could I do but stick him with my hat pin?

The annual meeting of the National College Press Association has ben set for November 16 and 17 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The editors and business managers of all college newspapers, whether members of the association or not, are invited to be present at the meeting. The program will include speeches by men nationally known in the newspaper field, round-table discussion of the problems confronting the editors and business managers of the college newspapers, presentation of papers by college editors on college journalist ic questions of the day, a banquet, entertainment and a football game. At that time, also, plans will he perfected for a closer national organization and means of rendering greater service to members and to the institution of college journalism itself. A period will be included in the program at which editors and business managers can bring up their Specific problems for discussion. An official bulletin of the National College Press Association states that greater problems than ever before lace the college journalistic world of today. In line with all institutions and industries, its standards have been more exacting. In order to maintain its place in the business world and it-

What the newspaper is to the general community, the school paper is to the school community. Both publications possess uncommon interest to their readers by the printing of news items, stories, etc., and both have the power of moulding public opinion. One influences mature minds the other influences the youthful minds. Both are informative and highly educational. Especially is this latter statement true in the case of the school papers. The school paper has one distinct advantage in educational value—it is the product of its readers. To be successful it must represent the combined effort of every class in the school and be of interest to every student enrolled in those classes. The academic classes may be assigned the task of collecting news, preparing interesting articles, and revising the manuscript for errors in English construction, spelling and typography; the art classes may have charge of the illustrations and general typography arrangements; the "ommercial classes may look after the business end of the publication, such matters as soliciting money for subscriptions or advertisements, making disbursements for printing, etc. No other activitiy can combine into a single educational unity practically the entire facilities of the institution as does the school paper. With the installation of a magazine in a school all the academic work is revitalized. English, spelling, arithmetic, grammar and art will take on a different meaning to students who have hitherto regarded these studies merely as necessary evils. Taught in conjunction with a school magazine, their great vaule as vital elements o! education is realized. School papers are great aids to faculties of institutions of learning. The National Religious Press. '.id nt rating, ■ college paper must tain a high tr standard of i tiess and completeness than ever before.

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Sunday Night Try outs for the college monogram will begin soon. Kveryone, freshmen In the House of a Thousand Candles and upper-classmen will be expected Dearest Kitty: Well, here I am back at the ole to try out for the Monogram this \ear. For girls of determination, pep School Once more, seeing everybody and sportsmanship, the monogram except those that didn't come back, stands ready to be won. hearing all the latest gossip about The monogram is the symbol of who fOt married and the like. Don't' yon miss all that 7 I know I will after the all-round athlete for it denotes proficiency in all sports. I leave. And my "Little Sister!" Really, I Monogram Requirements wish I could get everybody in the Johnnie: "I saw an aeroplane flyWorld a little sister like her. She is a Membership Requirements in' "■ little blond, cute, attractive V every1. Sportsmanship—Passed by a unaniLiz: "(doing her best as a school thing. The hest part about her is that mous vote ma'a'm): "Don't' forget your g't, she is interested in everything. I don'l have to spend half my waking 2. Health—Individual must be physisonny." horns trying to make things attractive cally fit. Johnnie: "Gee! I saw an aeroplane to her she's already taken to them. flyin'." To me, she is the ideal Little Sister ;. Scholarship—"C" average with one failure or one condition. and she is making me work hard to build as high a standard for the ideal 4. Eligibility for membership includes Big Sister. I honestly can't help ravone, two and three above and 400 My boy friend thinks he has a ing about her because she is so sweet. points earned. wonderful mug, but between you and Always meets me with a smile—-and me and the gate post, I think it's I'm not the only one. Sometimes I 5. Club members must earn 250 points almost get jealous because she is just more like a stein. Rice Owe. each year to remain in club. a sweet to everyone else, but there's' 6. Any member failing to keep up to your ideal again. standards of club will be autoHow would you like to have a Little matically dropped from the club, Sister by mail? Maybe I could get She calls her boy friend Pilgrim, and deprived of the privilege of you one from somebody else, but if 'cause he makes so much progress.— wearing the monogram. they think as much of theirs as I do Selected. of mine, I may have to go to the Physical Efficiency Test Training School and borrow one of the grade children for you. 1.Badge test—Potato race, balance Write me soon and come up and beam, basket ball, goal shooting. Dell says she knows a woman who meet my Little Sister. Just, 2. High jump—3 feet, 6 inches. put a pan of oil in the pantry so the Marguerite mouse wouldn't squeak. 3. Basket ball throw—distance 45 feet.

OUR BIG SISTERS Fued only write Minervas wreck Causican tyranny News. (If you would only write I am a nervous wreck Cause I can't hear any News —Judge.

Many a married woman sits up to see the old dear in.


STUDENTS ENJOY SATURDAY SING Saturday night auditorium.

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girls who had not already known what a delight sings were had been told. The new students applauded enthusiastically last year's favorites including a dance given by Margaret Humphrey and Adele Hutchinson, a reading by Bilk Clements, "Down by the Old Mill Stream" by Alma Hunt ami Jessie

Smith, and several son^s by

Nancy Nclms. The old as well as the new girls enjoyed the toe dancing of Mary Todd, a freshman. Mabel Kit/.pat rick and Margaret Leonard cleverly acquainted the audience with the latest news of S. T. C. Liz Lftcy, Louise Arthur. Ann tiny, Dolly Latane, Beth Brockcnhorough, and Liz Antrim comprised a highly entertaining and very two-sided Romeo and Juliet chorus. After ling the ministers and other church representatives, presented by Jane Hunt Martin, extended to all the students a cordial invitation to the various churches of the town.

From the time we saw that letter beginning, "Dear Little Sister," we Freshmen felt a real link binding us to Farmville S T. C. 'Twas like a friendly hand grasping ours, and it surely has been a comforting feeling ever since. You know 'twas your "Big Sister" who came into your room that first nite and put her arm 'round your shoulder and said, "Honey, if you need anything I'm right here to help you." Then our throats began to unknot and we knew she understood and was sincere about helping us. The night we got lost in the corridor and seemed to be wandering on and on in unfamiliar paths along came that "Big Sister" to return us to the fold! Didn't we feel our importance when she guided us safely around in the crowd at the Y. W. party and introduced us to so many nice girls—as her "little sister!" In fact, she seems to have the knack of knowing when "and how" we'd want her most. She's just one smile and cheerful word after another. We owe her a big debt and we'll repay it next year by being ever so kind to some frightened little freshman! Who ever thought of Big Sisters anyway'.' Her"s to her happiness and we'd like to shake his hand. These F. S. T. C. girls, as well as the faculty have certainly got that spirit, for after all "Big Sister" seems to be a synonym for good-fellowship. Freshman though we are, and ever so green, we certainly have been made to feel that we are truly wanted and welcomed that is what our Big Sis'ei- have helped to do.

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IMPORT A NT NOTICE!! The Hotunda is the weekly newspaper published at S. T. C. Tht Staff is responsible for its publication, though the student body i> Bxpected to contribute. There are vacancies cm 'he staff which will loon he tilled. Any girls who are Interessted in newspaper work may try out after an interview with the editor. There is a big opportunity for girls with originality.

Books Engraving Pen Repairing With such hordes of incoming Stationer) PARTY AND DANCE FAVORS A Freshmen looming before us in every SPECIALTY direction the Athletic Association should have no difficulty in putting over its wide-awake program for this year. Tennis Work done While you Wait With The first athletic event will be the First Class Material tennis tournaments. Watch the bul110 Third Street letin board for announcement of the schedule. Singles will be played off this fall; doubles will be postponed ARE YOl HUNGRY? until spring. Ge Across The Street Hockey On Monday afternoon came the first FOR EATS call for all the hockey players when OF ALL KINDS the freshmen reported to learn the

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game. Hockey is new to every girl so it is as easy for one to learn as another. A double-header will be played on Thanksgiving Day: Sophomores versus Freshmen, and Juniors versus Seniors. Championship winners receive ten points toward the class cup. Basket Ball The call will soon sound for the basket ball players. A big year is expected in this sport. Class championship games are played off and then the varsity goes out into larger fields to battle with Fredericksburg, aHrrisonburg and Radford. Other Sports During the winter and spring other sports are participated in. Class championship games are played in volley and baseball. With the field and track meet in May the athVolley ball serve—5 out of 8. letic season closes. Last year archery was begun and Basketball goal shooting 20 a mina number came out to feel the thrill ute. of the bow and arrow. This year an archery tournament is being planned Target throw—3 out of 5. to determine the Robin Hood of the Hike—Ten miles. College. There is a place in athletics for Stunts (any four) every girl at S. T. C. Come to prac1. Through the stick tices and find out which place you can 2. Cart wheel best fill in these seven sports. 3. Head stand 4. Hand stand 5. Elephant walk TRAININGS ON FIRST DAY (5. Forward and backwark somersault. Rain-ing, well, 1*1*1 say. It is simply 7. Forward somersault to upright pour-ing. Why—hello, I've been dystand. ing to see you—How in the world will

9. Field and Track Events (any 4) 1. Javelin throw—45 feet 2. Shot put—25 feet 3. Hurdles—10 seconds 4. Hop-step-jump—20 feet 5. Dash—50 yards in 9 seconds 6. Running broad jump, 11 feet 7. Basketball throw—distance 100 feet.

IV. Varsity team Varsity squad V. Hiking—3 ten mile hikes per year

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I ever get my hat-box in? Where is that boy? I've been try-ing to locate him. My, you're look-ing great. You've been reduc-ing, haven't you ? Say, you look simply swell. My dear, did you ever see so many good look-ing rats? They have been pil-ing in. I saw some just now, and what do you think? My dear, they were not even cry-ing. They actually were not. They were even laugh-ing. Yes, they are all darling. 5.—Second place in relay 6.—Breaking a college record 7. Participating in meet

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VII. Tournaments (Tennis & Archery) 1.—Championship 75 50 1. —Runners up 50 25 3.—Third .... 26 4.—In after 1st round 5 25 50 VIII. Scholarship 25 1. -"C" average, no failures 25 2.—"B" average nothing below 25 "C" 50 3.—"A" average, nothing below 50 "B" 57 25 IX. Eligibility. First year 400 50 Second, third and fourth years, each year 250

SCHEMMEL Conservatory of Music Piano, vocal, violin, theory, harmony, asesthetics. Etc. Reasonable tuition rates.

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At The Eaco Theatre Week of Oct. 1st—6th MON. & TUES.—Gloria Swanson, with Lionel Barrymore in "SADIE THMPSON" a special production. What a triumph. The star whose every picture is an event. Tbe director who made "What Price Glory". The story that has never been equalled! The cast headed by Lionel Barrymore! "Sadie Thompson" was a triumph before the first camera crank turned! Now—it's' a smashing sensation! If you miss "Sadie" you're missing o gorgeous lady! Also news reel. Matinee each day at 4 o'clock. WED.—Tim McCoy and Dorothy Swan in "RIDERS OF THE DARK" A frontier romance that is big and new. A girl runs a newspaper alone, defying the hordes of lawless men that bring terror by night. Action from first to last. Also comedy. Mat. at 4. THURS.—Ramon Novarro with Renee Adoree in "FORBIDDEN HOURS". A special production. A great story of young love in the shadow of life. A stirring tale of the romance the tragedy that stalks in the shadow of the throne. The newest picture of the star of "Ben Hur." Also comedy. Mat. 4 o'clock. At Night after this picture is shown the Hub Department Store will present their big fashion show on our stage with 18 models. FRI. & SAT.—At Mats. Madge Bellamy in "SOFT LIVING'" The story of a girl who marries for money and falls in love with her husband and of how cave man tactics cured a gold digger wife. A repeat picture that is extra good. Also comedy. FRI. & SAT. At night only—Corrine Griffith in her latest big special production "THE GARDEN OF EDEN." Mother Eve had nothing on this modern Eve. She had many more men to choose from—but she got her Adam! Fig leaves, snakes, applesauce, laughs and love. A big picture lavishly produced. Also comedy.

VI. Field Day 1.—First place in any individual event 25 Abie and Ikey were shipwrecked. 2.—Second place in any individual event 10 After four days on an island Abie exclaimed: "A sail, a sail!" :i. Third place in any individual "VotV de use?"' said Ikey, "we Admission to S. T C. girls—25 cents event 10 'if the tickets are purchased at college. 4.—First place in relay 10 ain't got no samples."—Va. Tech.

Rotunda vol 9, no 1 sept 26, 1928  
Rotunda vol 9, no 1 sept 26, 1928