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The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, March 24, 1939, Image 1

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The Salemite Z 541 VOL. XIX. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1939. Number 21. Dean Vardeli’s Sonata To Be Preformed North Carolina Composers Will Be Honored A program, of compositions by eight North Carolina composers will be given Tuesday evening, March 28 at Music Building of Woman ^s College by the Greensboro Euterpe Club. This statewide event is the result of a recent interesting survey of creative musical activity going on in the Tar Heel State. Among the works selected for per formance is Dean Vardeli’s violin Sonata in a major, which he wrote in 1922. The sonata has a beautiful lyric flow and although it is not drawn directly from the folk ma terial of this state, it owes some thing inherently to it. This com position will be performed Tuesday evening by Dean Hugh Altvater,, violinist, of the school of music at Woman’s College and Dean Mark Hoffman,, pianist of the school of music at Greensboro College. Salem Dramatic Clubs Enter Contest Fifth Annual Tournament Held at Reynolds Priday night, March 24, at eight o’clock, Salem’s Dramatic Clubs en tered the fifth annual tournament of one act plays at Richard J. Reynolds High School Auditorium. There were two divisions, the experienced and the inexperienced. The Pierrette and Freshman Dramatic Clubs played in the experienced group along with the Little Theatre, which has won the cup for the last two years. Last year in the inexperienced group, the Freshman won the cup. Last night, under the direction of Mrs. Bruce Williams, the Fresh man Dramatic Club presented “Yal- ler Squares” and the Pierrettes, “Far, Far Away,” both of which have been given in the old chapel at Salem. The Little Theatre of Win aton-Salem, directed by Mrs. Nancy Lofton, gave “Vengeance in Leka. At the close of the contest, cups were presented at the winners of ecah division. These cups are given annually by the Rotary Club. Choral Ensemble to Give Program In Kernersville COURTESY JOURNAU-SENTINEL. FEANOES KI.TJTTZ I. R. S. President Salem Elects I.R.S. President Frances Kluttz Succeeds Mary Worthy Spence Frances Kluttz, member of the junior class, from Salisbury, was elec ted president of the L R. S., social organization on the Salem campus, by vote of the student body. At present Frances is chief marsh all and a Scorpion. During her sophomore and junior years she was active in the History and Psychology Clubs and was on the staff of ‘ ‘ Sights and Insights ’ ’ last year. She served as reporter for the Sale mite while a freshman. This year she is a member of the Y. W. 0. A. cabinet, the L R. S. Council, and the cliapel program committee. The office of president of the I. R. S. is one of the major honors offered to Salem students. Frances will be inaugurated in a formal cere mony later in the spring and will serve during the 1939-1940 school term. MISS LAWRENCE HAS HIGH POST Mr. Bair Will Direct The Choral Ensemble of the School of Music of Salem College is to present a Musical Vesper at Morav ian Church in Kernersville, Sunday afternoon, March 26, at five o ’clock. The program, under the direction of Mr. Clifford E. Bair, is as follows; Organ Prelude: “Hark a Voice Saith ’ ’ Bach Choral'Introit Arcadelt Ave Maria Holst Violin Solo Christine Dunn Piano Solo Glenn Griffin Lullaby Praetorius O Domine Jesu Brumel This is the Day Byrd Praise Ye the Name of the Lord Tschesnokofl Organ Offertory Elizabeth Tuten Choral Amen TschasnokoS Postlude: Christ Lay in Death’s Strong Grasp BacH Named President of Higher Education Division of N. C. A. Miss Grace Lawrence, dean of women at Salem, was named presi- (Contlnued From Page Two) COURTESY JOURNAL-SENTINEL GERRY BAYNES Heads Athletic Council Geraldine Baynes Is A. A. President Succeeds Felicia Martin Geraldine Baynes was electejd president of the Salem' College Ath letic Association for 1939-194(} in an election Thursday afternoon. She will go into office May 1, succeeding Felicia Martin. Geraldine during her three years at Salem has been outstanding in a var sity of campus organization. She has been listed on the honor roll every semester since she entered Salem and was recognized with class honors her freshman and sophomore years. She is a candidate for the bachelor of arts degree with majors in Latin and French. This year she is a member of the Athletic Council as manager of vol ley ball. She has played on her class hockey and basketball teams all three years. Recently Geraldine was elected to membership in the Order of the Scorpions. This year she has been treasurer of the Student government. As president of The Athletic Asso ciation at Salem Geraldine \vill w'ork with Miss Minnie Atkinson, physi cal education director, in the prepa ration of intra-mural tournaments, seasonal banquets, athletic trips and conferences, and other features con nected with the Salem athletic pro gram for the year. —JOUKXAIj-SENTtN-EIj STAFF FHOTO. BETTY SANDFORD New Y. M. 0. A. Iieader Betty Sandford Heads Cabinet Is Elected President of Y. W. C. A. Betty Sandford of Farmington, Connecticut was elected last Tuesday to head the Y. W. C. A. for the year 1939-40. This year Betty has been a member of the Y. W. C. A. cabinet, of the athletic Council, and the treasurer of the junior Class. In February, she was named a member of the Order of the Scorpion. For three years Betty has played in the college orcestra and has been an active member of the “Y” com mission. She has worked on the Salemite staff and has played in class hockey and basket-ball games. This year Betty made the hockey sub varsity and she is now fire chief of the school. Betty is a candidate for the bach elor of arts degree and is successor to Maud Battle. Dr. Elliot Speaks In Chapel Accuses Americans of Conformity Dr. William Elliot who is a guest this week on Salem Campus, sjwke in expanded chapel on W'ednesday morning. Dr. Elliot is pastor of the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for the past several summers he has conducted the summer conferences at Davidson College. He spoke W'ednesday morn ing on having the moral independ ence to live up to one’s ideals. His talk was based on the last chapter of Jo&Iiua, verses 14-24. Dr. Elliot discussed the difficulties often involved in taking a stand for one’s ideals here in America today. The prevailing American psychology, he said, is conformity. We all seek to look, dress and act alike. We seem always to dread being thought “queer” or “odd.” This psychology of conformity Dr. Elliot continued, is typical not only of America in general, but is particularly foun|d on our college campuses. For the college student today, it is often difficult to main tain intellectual and moral independ- (Centinued on Pat* Four) Orchestra to Give Recital Monday Barbara Ann Benson, Soloist Salem to be Hostess To S, L A, S. a Conference Twenty-Fourth Annual Stu dent Government Confer ence Will Be Held Here April 10, 11, 12, the twenty-fourth (Continued on Page Three) INTERVIEW WITH DR. ELLIOT For the past four days you have closed your books, put away your pencils, stopped your whispering, and given your eyes and ears to an un usual chapel speaker. Now let’s find out a little about this Dr. Williajn Elliot who has held our attention so thoroughly with his interesting and inspiring words. A look at his schooling shows high school graduation at Clovis, New Mexico. In 1925 he received his A.B. degree at Park College near Kansas City, Missouri. He was given his B.D. degree at Presbyterian Se: minary at Louisville, Kentucky; and he won hi^ Ph.D. at Edinburgh Uni versity at Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1937 Davidson College awarded him an honorary D.D. degree. He gained his public-speaking training in col lege dramatics, for he was a mem ber of Theta Alpha Phi, an honorary college fraternity of drama, and a member of Pi Kappa Delta, an hon orary college fraternity of debating and oratory. Dr. Elliot was born in Charlestown, Indiana, but he has spent most of his life in Texas. He has followed his father’s profession in the Presby terian ministry. While Dr. Elliot was studying at Park College, he met and became en- COURTESY JOURNAL-SENTINEL DR. WILLIAM EIiIJOT Visiting Speaker gaged to Miss Helen Hargis from Tacoma, Washington. They were married in 1928, and now live in At lanta, where Dr. Elliot is pastor of the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. As we heard the other day in chapel, the Elliots have two children — a red-headed boy named Joe (He’s seven years old.) and a four-year old girl named Carol Elizabeth (Carol means “song,” you know; so her name is “Song of Elizabeth” from the New Testament.) Dr. Elliot began his minstry at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tenn. He was there for five years, and in 1935 he went to Atlanta on his second pastorate. He has done much preaching in colleges all over the United States. Some of the colleges where he has held meetings in this part of the cou(ntry are Davidson, Qufeens, Mitchell, Flora McDonald, Presibyter- ian College (Clinton, S. C.), Uni versity of Georgia, Park, and Center (in Kentucky). When Dr. Elliot graduated from the Seminary he had two fellowships to study abroad. He says that he went to Scotland because “ if I was going to take graduate work, I did not see any use of staying in this country. Might as well have the fun of traveling too.” So he has made two trips to the British Isles for study — one in 1928-1929, and the other in 1936. And now you know a little of the personal aide of our Dr. Elliot, who is, by the way, one of the most charming and most human preachers that many of u« Salemites have ever known.. On Monday evening at 8:30 o’clock in Memorial Hall the Salem College String Orchestra under the direction of Miss Hazel Horton Read will pre sent its annual concert. The pro gram will begin with the Concerto Grosso, opus 6, number 11, by Corelli, the great violinist who is said to be the founder of modern violin music and playing. This concerto consistsi of Preludes — Allemande — Adagio .... Sarabande — Giga. Of special interest will be the per formance of Barbara Ann Benson, violinist, talented ten year old pupil of Miss Read. She will play three violin solos: Prayer from Octet by Schubert; Gavotte by Gossec; and Fairy Sailing by Burleigh. Barbara Ann has just won her district Fed eration contest and will compete in the State Federation contest in April. The climax of the program will be the performance ofl Symphony num ber 8 by Haydn, the important in strumental composer of the late eighteenth century classical school. The movements of this symphony are first, adagio; then andante; next the Manvetto; and finally the Allegro con spirito. Miss Katherine Snead is concertmaster; accompanists; are Miss Sarah Linn, piano, and Mrs. Clifford Bair, organ. Mr. Bair Gives Recital Is Accompanied By Mr. Frank Carter Campbell Mr. Clifford E. Bair, head of the Voice Department, appeared Thurs day evening, March 23, in a recital assisted by Mr^ Frank Carter Camp bell, pianist. The program included numbers by (Continued on Page Two) ANNOtrNCZmCSNT Each week a Junior member of the Staff wUl edit the Salemite. This week’s editor is Gerry

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