The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, February 17, 1922, Image 1
alpmit? Motto—“Sail on, Salem” Volume II. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FEBRUARY 17, 1922. No. 11 CHILD.. PRODIGY.. APPEARS.. IN MEMORIAL HALL; GIVES RE CITAL AO PACKED HOUSE; AUDIENCE VERY ENTHU SIASTIC On the evening of February the sixth, Helen Pugh, the child pianist, of Asheville, gave a recital in Memor ial Hall to a large and enthusiastic audience. 1‘his was one of the only two recitals she has given this sea son, and Winston-Salem was indeed fortunate to hear her. Statements of the foremost pianists of the day have settled conclusively the question of her talent and ability; they all assert in no uncertain tones that she is a genius, and will some day become a great artist. Her history thus far is very extra ordinary and interesting. At the age of one year her recognition of rhythm and harmony was very noticeable, and at the age of two she was able to play little tunes and chords for herself. She was, to an unusual degree, suscepti ble to tones. She possessed a very sweet and sensitive disposition. Just like any normal child, she likes to play and laves her pets. At five she began her music lessoins, and three months later made her first public appear ance. She showed remarkable tech nical command and originality of in terpretation. A little later she played before Mr. Walter Damrosch, who was struck with her powers of pure con ception, her love of accuracy and de tail, her fresh imagination and her faculty of right proportion. Abot two years later, on hearing her play,, Mr. Josef Hoffman declared that she would develop into one of the great pianists. She has progressed very radiply, and now plays most difficult composi tions with ease. Wherever she has played she has been met with the greatest enthusiasm and highest praise. At present she is receiving musical instruction from the fapious Mrs. Crosby Adams. In August of this past year she had the distinction of appearing as a soloist with the Phil adelphia Orchestra in her home to'wn, Asheville. Her recital here aroused much com ment, and every one who heard her inarveled at the clearness of her tone, and her faultless technique and inter pretation. The diversity of her pro gram gives evidence to the diversity of her talent. Andante con Variazioni—Haydn Intermezzo—Brahms Les Sylvains—Chaminade Nocturne—Chopin Etude—Chopin Praeludium—McDowel One more day, my John—Grainger If I were a bird—Henselt Improvisation—McDowell Staccato Etude—Rubinstein Concerto—Mendelssohn ENGLISH IN SONG BY MISS DESHA. Miss Lucy Logan Desha in a recent Thursday afternoon Music Hour, lec tured on “Singing in Your Own Mother Tongue.” Miss Desha spoke most interesting ly on the merits of English in song. She stated that the idea that English is difficult and ill-adopted to singing is entirely without basis. This pop ular misconception is directly due to the poor translations in the instances where songs have been translated; it is likewise, due to the inuebnce at foreign singing masters, who, because of their unfamiliarity with real Eng lish song, have, in part, said that Eng lish is not a language well fitted for singing. Miss Grace Keeney effectively illus trated Miss Desha’s points by singing several selections. Miss Ruth Dun can suppplied the piano accompani ment. FROM DAVIDSON Inspector Visits R. 0. T. C. Unit Davidson, Feb. 4.—Major Ardrey from headquarters of the 4th Corps Area at Fort McPherson, Ga., will vis it the Davidson Senior Infantry R. 0. T. C. unit for three days, arriving on February 4th. Major Ardrey is on a tour of inspection of the different un its of the 4th Corps Area. Dr. Martin Confined to Bed While taking his morning exercise one day in the past week Rr. W. J. Martin, president of Davidson College, suffered a very painful but not ser ious injury, tearing loose a ligament in his back. Since that time he has been confined to his bed where his physicions say he must remain for six weeks. However, this has not pre vented him from attendingJx) his du ties, for he is keeping in close touch with college affairs through his secre tary. FROM CHARLOTTE Charlotte. N. C.—Rev. Dr. Thoraton Whaling of Louisville Seminary is to make several talks to the student body this week. Dr. Whaling is well known all over the south. He has had a wide exper ience first -as professor of Theology in Columbia Seminary and now as pro fessor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at the Presbyterian Theo logical Seminary at Louisville, Ken. Friez Kreisler, the noted violinist, will appear in Charlotte Monday eve ning, February 6th. A number of Queens girls will attend this concert. “Salem Day”- was appropriately ov- served by the Winston-Salem alumnae in the college library on Friday after noon. February 3, 1922. Mrs. Ever ett Lockett, president, presided over the session, which she opened with words of welcome and a tribute to those of the alumnae who had passed away during the year. After the singing of Alma Mater by the Association Mrs. Lockett in troduced Mrs. Howard E. Rondthaler, who is an “adopted” member of the chapter. She made a brief talk, after which Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler, pres ident of the college, was introduced. He spo'ke interestingly and enthusi astically on “Salem outlook after 150 years.” Mrs. M. W. Norfleet, acting secre tary for the afternoon, read a greet ing from Miss Emma Lehman. This was indeed a beautiful message, typ ical of the interest and feeling she has always held for the Salem girl. There were also read lovely greetings from Miss Lou Shaffner. Miss Amy Van Vleck, who has for a number of years been a popular pianist of the college, played a piano solo. A business sfession was then held, during which officers for the new year were elected as follows: President—Mrs. Marion Follin. Vice President—Mrs. Everett Lock ett. A most unique and a particularly en tertaining part of the program follow ed. It was the int;x)duction of the fu ture alumnae. Thirteen little people introduced themselves and told of the grandparents, great grandparents, and great, great grandparents who attend ed E-chool here. A larg-e number said they would make the fourth, and two ',r ituee reported that they we^c tl.e second or third generation. MUSICAL TALENT TESTS. Dean H. A. Shirley of the Music De partment of Salem College introduced during the past week in his Musical History and Appreciation classes, the musical talent tests, worked out by Carl Seashore, Yale graduate. The tests are given through the medium of the Victrola and- include five records, of which the subjects are concerned with time, pitch, consonance, memory, and intensity. Many schools and col leges are now giving these tests, as the results determine, to some extent, the musical ability of the students. The musical talents tests are work ed out according to psychological, as well as to musical, rules. While a record is playing the student regis ters his or her opinion concerning the particular character of the test, and at the close the average is made out according to a table of percentages arranged by Seashore. Strict silence and absolute concentration are neces sary to stand the tests correctly, since musical sensitiveness and understand ing of the qualitie of sound and rhythm are great factors towards the success of individual work. CLASS IN NUTRITION AND DIE TETICS GIVE DEMONSTRA TION ON FEEDING THE FAMILY On Monday afternoon at three-thir- ty o’clock in the dining room of the Home Economics Department, the Senior class in Nutrition and Dietet ics gave, for the benefit of the public, a most interesting demonstration on “feeding the family.” A very novel feature of the occasion was* the family itself, whose members were represen ted by girls of the class in appropri. ate costumes. As a typical family, the cla^p selected that of a college profes sor, his wife, three children and a grandmother. The cast of characters was as fol lows: 1. The Professor—^Margaret Stev ens. 2. The Professor’s Wife—Olivene Porterfield. 3. The Grandmother—Helen Ever ett. 4. Boy, age twelve—^Isabel Spears. 5. Little Girl, age ten-—Reba Russ. 6. Little Girl, age five—Lois Efird. Upon arriving, the guests found the family seated around a very attrac tively laid dinner table (the breakfast and luncheon being arranged, on side tables.) The food, while of a simple nature, at the same time, revealed the elements of wholesomeness and pala- tibility. The round-table conversation too, was extremely unique. The children asked many amusing questions re garding the amounts and kinds of food set before them all of which were read ily answered by either the father, the mother or the grandmother. The val ue of the balanced dietary, (including the school lunch) together with the economic side involved in feeding, were points especially stressed. The alert and intelligent manner with which each question was answered showed plainly the splendid training which the class had received, anH at the same time, proved of vital interest and real worth to those present. FROM ELON. Elon College, N. C., Feb. 18.—G. E. W. Griffith, celebrated American reader of the Chicago Shakespeare Club entertained here last Wednesday, February 8. In the afternoon Mr. Griffith gave a skillful interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, “Hamlet” and iif the evening proved himself equally skilled and talented in comedy when he read, “As You Like It”. The entertainments were given under the auspices of the Music Lovers Club of Elon College. It was thfe last of a series of delightful entertain ments which have been provided by the Club this season.