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WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1939.
Dr. Dashiell Cites
Carolina Psychology Profes
sor Here Wednesday Night
Puuisliment and reward are both
important factors for one attempting
to learn, Dr. John F. Dashiell, emin
ent psychology professor at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, declared
in an address at Salem Wednesday
Dr. Dashiell’s lecture was sponsor
ed by the Psychology Club of the
school. He spoke in the Old Chapel.
‘ ‘ The Americaji conception and
understanding of learning; has three
European sources,” the psychologist
said, pointing out English psycholo
gists of the 19th century, Russian
psychologists of the early 20th cen
tury and German psychologists of
the same period.
Dr. Dashiell, who spoke on “Th«
Psychologist Looks at Learning,” as
serted that from Russian experiments
it has been shown that people are
not born with sjjecific fears unles.s it
is the fear of quickly moving things.
But even that fear does not appear
at first, he added.
Referring to the German insight
principle, the professor declared
that “problems are not solved blind
ly, but by scrutiny and a recognition
of certain helpful relations in the
One who doesn’t learn, he told
his audience, has no business being
in the world and “is always getting
in the way of others.”
Dr. Dashiell pointed out that there
are two schools of thought in psy
chology; The group that believes
everything is occasioned by purposes
and aims etc.; and the other school
which believes that action is prompt
ed by “inherited drives.”
Opportunity, training, practice, en
vironment and age affect improve
ment in learning, he said.
Who Came Back
For May Day
As a final comment and reference
to May Day, we will list some of
the 47 alumnae who were back at
Salem last week-end to watch Mary
Turner’s pageant. Here are 29 of
them, the other 18 were Salemites
before any of us started studying
Josephine Gribbin, Asheville, N. 0.
Buffalo Springs, Va.
Virginia Lee, Kinston, N. C.
Virginia Sisk, Sanford, N. C.
Frances Cole, Charlotte, N. C.
Cornelia Wolfe, Charlotte, N. C.
Martha O’Keefe, Tazewell, Va.
Louise Frazier, Badin, N. C.
Cramer Percival, Lumberton, N. C.
Ethel Highsmith, Fayetteville, N. 0.
Mary Hannah, Greensboro, N. 0.
Margaret Briggs, High Point, N. C.
P®ggy Brawley, Fayetteville, N. C.
Frances Salley, Hildebran, N. C.
Idaliza Dunn, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Virginia Council (Mrs. Dick Gray,
Jr.), Whiteville, N. C.
Virginia Fraley (Mrs Frank Arm-
field, Jr.), Randleman, N. C.
Marianna Redding, Asheboro, N. C.
Lois Torrence, Mocksville, N. C.
Janet Stimpson (Mrs. H. B. Jones),
Charlotte, N. C.
Virginia Carter (Mrs. Wm. Pre-
vette), N. Wikesboro, N. C.
Rebecca Brame, N. Wilkesboro, N. C.
Josephine Gibson, High Point, N. C.
Virginia McConnell, Leaksville, N. C.
Della Huggins, Leaksville, N. C.
Ruth Siewers (Mrs. W. C. Ladd),
High Point, N. C.
Josephine Kluttz (Mrs. Julian Kre-
der), Salisbury, N. C.
John Fulton, Gate City, Va.
Mrs. A. T. Willis (Mary Turner’s
mother), New Bern, N. C.
Dance to be Held
“Frosh” Class Entertains
For “Big Sisters”
The Freshman class will honor the
Junior class at a formal dance. May
13, at 8:30 o’clock in the gymnasium.
The music will be furnished by Jerry
King and his orchestra.
Miss Rhea Gaynelle Sykes, presi
dent of the Freshman class will lead
the figure with her escort, Mr. Bruce
Young from Greensboro.
The committees have endeavor
ed to make this dance honoring their
“big sisters” the best of the season,
and their chairmen are:
Decoration Committee — Lily Sutton
Ferrell and Dolly Nelme.
Dance Committee — Emily Smithers.
Refreshment Committee — Mary
Invitation Committee — Jenny Linn.
Floor Committee — consists of the
cliairmen of the above commit
tees and the officers of the
Picnic Plans Made
Alpha Iota Pi (Latin Club) held a
meeting at 7 o’clock last Tuesday
night. At that time the election of
officers to serve next year was con
ducted. Sarah Burrell was chosen
president to succeed Virginia Brat
ton, Gerry Baynes replaces Christine
Dunn a s vice-president, Nancy
O’Neal takes Sarah Burrell’s place
.IS secretary, and Lena Winston Mor
ris is the new treasurer in Margaret
The club also made plans for their
annual picnic. It is to be held on
Monday afternoon at Mrs. Gaines’
cabin on the river.
Four Prominent Speakers
Monday evening. May 8, at 6:00
o’clock, Jane Kirk entertained the
hockey varsity at the Kirk cabin,
“Hadjabob,” on South Fork road.
The guests enjoyed a delightful steak
supper, and after supi>er played Bin
go and sang songs in front of the
fire. Those present were the hostess,
Caroline Pfohl, Ann Johnson Felicia
Martin, Annette McNeely, Evelyn
McCarty, Peggy Bowen, Gerry
Baynes, Frances Angelo, Sallie Em
erson, and Miss Atkinson.
The Katherine Jane Hanes Home
Economics Club met Monday night
and chose the following officers for
the year 1939-1940:
At this same meeting it was de
cided to have the annual picnic at
Oakmere, the cabin of Mrs. Griffith,
on Thursday at five o’clock.
Salem is once again planning its
Lecture Series. This is the 3rd year
on which the lecture committee has
scheduled four fine speakers for us.
This year’s selections are particul
First of all, William Lyon Phelps,
Professor Emeritus of Yale, who in
his 41 years of teaching on the Yale
faculty has given the two most popu
lar courses on the campus, judging
from the enrollments. To quote
from a recent “Reader’s Digest”
article. “He has the happy faculty
of translating the refinements of
Literature into the idiom readily
grasped by the undergraduate mind.
You will remember that it was Mr.
Phelps who brought heavy-weight
champion Gene Tunney to New
Haven to address a Shakespeare
class. For four decades Mr Phelps
has been the nation’s most popular
lecturer on literature, and since 1895
he has delivered a total of 10,000
lectures to an aggregate audience of
5,000,000 not counting his Yale un
dergraduates. In addition he reads
250 books a year and estimates that
he has read close to 10,000 in his life
time. Furthermore, and this is even
more remarkable, he plays golf every
day and can still, at the age of 73,
round the course with a score of
95. He is a vibrant figure on the
American lecture platform today,
and one you will want to hear.
The second lecturer will be Archi
bald McLeish, an American poet. He
is not one of the-birds-the-bees-the-
trees variety of poet. Mr. MaeLeish
is a poet who, having grown more
and more shocked by contemporary
United States social and ecoiiomic
conditions, has decided that his poet-
ly had better get busy and do some
thing about them. A remarkably
frank man, Mr. MaeLeish, an ex
lawyer and an ex-soldier, has tho
courage to say of himself in a brief
autobiography that he “went to
Harvard Law School to avoid going
to work and that he went to war in
a hospital unit in order to do the
right thing but to avoid getting
hurt.” Finally, though, he gave up
law and soldiering, after doing well
at botli, in order to have his say
about America, a sweet land whose
lil)erty for many of its inhabitants
Third speaker on the Salem Col
lege series is Pierre Van Paassen
whose splendid book, “Days of Our
Years,” has recently been published,
and already has sold over 155,000
copies. Mr. Van Paassen has been a
roving correspondent for the New
York World and has covered every
blood-letting for the last decade, in
cluding those in Ethiopia, Spain
and Palestine. He has interviewed
every messiah worth interviewing
every messial wortli interviewing!
Occasionally he forgot that his role
was merely that of a neutral ob
server of trouble, and he entered
into the fight himself. Ultimately
he got himself expelled or barred
from practically every country in
Europe. Mr. Van Paassen, although
he has been exposed to the life of
our epoch at its most brutal depths
nevertheless feels that spirituality is
not lost to the world. In fact, one
of the major tenets of his writing is
that Christianity can again become
a militant, political force.
And finally on the lecture program
there is the inimitable, the incom
parable John Mason Brown, who has
been at Salem twice already and who
by popular demand, must come again
He speaks on the current theater in
a style so brilliant, so clever, so pen
etrating that his talk is a commen
tary on everybody from Eleanor
Roosevelt to Libby Holman. Ap
parently he sees all, knows all, hears
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and Miss Taylor
Miss Hannah Teichman, pianist, and
Miss Harriette Taylor, soprano, gave
a joint graduating recital Thursday
evening, May 11, in^ Memorial Hall.
Miss Teichman, a pupil of Miss
Laurie Jones, showed technical pro
ficiency and interpretative skill in
the treatment of various styles of
composition represented on the pro
gram. The audience was particular
ly respon.sive to her spirited and
colorful performance of the brilliant
“Caprice Espagnol” by Moskowski.
The Beethoven “Concerto in C
Major” was given a musicianly in
terpretation marked by rhythmic pre
cision and tonal clarity. Miss
Teichman was assisted in this num
ber by Dean Vardell, who played the
orchestral accompaniment on the or
Miss Taylor’s colotura voice was
heard to advantage in a program
which displayed its scope and flexi
bility. Her rendition of the aria
“Una Voce Poco Fa” by Rossini,
with its difficult interpolated caden
zas by Marchesi, attested to lier ver
satile technique. The old French
folk song, “Tambourin’’ was note
worthy for its effective use of dy
namics as a descriptive medium.
A lyric quality and a talent for
characterization were evident in sev
eral songs, but notably in combina
tion with the colorature in Ikliss Tay
lor’s final number, “Shepherd, Thy
Demeanor Vary” by Wilson.
Miss Taylor’s piano accompani
ments were artistically played by
Miss Virginia Thompson.
The complete program was as fol
Pugiadose, Odorose Scarlatti
The Trout Schubert
Tambourin old French
Cappelia Waltz Delibes
Fantasie in C. Minor Bach
Novelette, op. 21, No. 1 .... Schumann
Una Voce Poco Fa Rossini
Scherzo, op. 16, No. 2
The Lake at Evening Griffes
Caprice Espagnol Moskowski
The Little Shepherd’s Song .... Watts
Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be
Shepherd Thy Demeanor Vary
Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Mildred Minter and
iryn Swain to
ear in Recital
Despite the fact that we have only
a short time before graduation, we
still have one more musical evening
to which we can all look forward.
Monday evening, May 15th, at 8:30
o’clock in Memorial Hall Mildred
Minter, pianist, will give her gradu
ating recital assisted by Kathryn
Swain, soprano. As we all know
Mildred is a pupil of Dean Vardell
and Kathryn, of Mr. Bair. From, all
that I could gather around Music
Hall, we can expect not only a varied
and well-rounded program, but one
worthy of our enjoyment and ap“
Music Hour last Thursday after
noon was considered the most im
portant and interesting program of
the year. Juniors and Seniors in the
school of music gave a recital of
the varied work done in the com
The class is under the direction
of Charles G. Vardell, Jr. dean of
the school of music.
For the most part, the compositions
were written for the piano. Miss
Glenn Griffin, of Rocky Mount, who
recently gave her piano graduating
recital, has composed a number for
the violin. Miss Jlildred Minter,
Laurens, S. C., is the composer of a
voice selection; and Miss Elizabeth
Tuten, Statesville, has comj>osed a
number for the organ.
The program was as follows:
Legend Catherine Walker
Song Without Words
Melody Louise Norris
Prelude Melodique .... Louise Jackson
Tides (Song) Mildred Minter
Two Short Preludes
Leonore Rice '
Nocturne Clara Pou
Indian Reverie Harriet Taylor
Swing It Katherine Snead
Mary Charlotte Nelme
Spring Song June Hire
Reverie — Catherine Brandon.
Chanson Triste .... Elizabeth Tuten
Largo (for violin) .... Glenn Griffin
Cazonetta Kathryn Swain
Dusk — Gertrude Bagwell
(Coittftxu*^ On Pace Four)
Miss Judy Speaker
In Expanded Chapel
Social Worker Describes
“We were tense, we were instruct
ed, we were deeply and richly in
spired.” With those words Dr.
Rondthaler thanked Miss Mary Eliza
beth Jiidy for her lecture in Expand
ed Chapel last Wednesday morning.
Miss Judy is director of the Asso
ciated Charities in Winston-Salem.
She came here in 1936 after doing
Post Graduate work at William and
Mary College and social work in
Virginia and New' York.
In describing a typical day in her
work. Miss Judy pictured the human
side of a life unfamiliar to the av
erage student. In her role of execu
tive she also has to act as confidante
and advisor and cope with, diverse
problems on a moment’s notice. Her
long hours include appointments,
conferences, committee and board
meetings, correspondence problems,
administrative details financial wor
ries, applications of all sorts, social
contacts, and manual labor.
“Social Workers are the most in
consistent people in the world; they
always decide to do things at the
wrong time. But they must have a
sense of humor — not to laugh at
people, but to laugh with them at
their thoubles.’’That was Miss Judy’s
definition of social work executives.
However, according to this young
lady, the social worker is rewarded
by the pleasure received from help
ing others to a happier life, ,by the
recompense of “seeing people come
out of their difficulties under their