The Salemite. volume (None) 1920-current, February 23, 1940, Image 1
N. C. SYMPHONY SATURDAY Slljf N. C. SYMPHONY SATURDAY Z 841 VOL. XX. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 23, 1940. Number 1 7. SPRINGTIME AND HENRY BACKSTAGE Our appointment to meet Mr. Horton was not until seven-forty- five, but at seven-thirty there we were shivering and shaking at the prospect of seeing so noted a per sonage. We very nervously sideled up to someone who looked very much like he might be a stage man ager, and asked if we might see Mr. Horton. ‘ ‘ Well, Misses, you’ll have to see Mr. Horton’s personal secretary first. And I don’t know where he is.” We walked around rather aimless ly until we saw a tall man hurrying about who looked very much like he might be a personal secretary. He was. He looked at us with rather an irritated look and our knees were .bumping against each other even harded than before. If advancement from stage manager to personal sec retary was like this what WOULD Mr. Edward Everett Horton be like! When we walked into the little dressing room there sat the flesh- and-blood-screen personality in a blue and rose, splotchy, knee-length dressing gown, topped by a towel wrapped around the wearer’s neck and giving the uniform .impression of a cold-addict trying to rid him self of malady. His feet were not, however, in a bowl of water, but were be-shoed in long brown creations over brown socks that ex tended half way up to the l)ottom of the said dressing-gown. Mr. Horton rose quickly and ex tended liis hand to iis as e intro duced ourselves. “Oh, you are the girls from Salem College then, are n’t you? I’m glad to see you. Won’t you sit down;” The first Vvords always come the hardest, and since Mr. Horton hard ly knew whether to talk to us about “the decent thing” or the future of this generation, he let us make the first move. Probably inspired by his appearance, we asked him about his recent illness. He said that he W'as quite all right again, altliough “one (Continued on Page Four) Tour to Charleston Planned Oil and Tobacco Here and There Dr. Francis Anscombe, head of the history department, spoke in ex panded chapel Wednesday morning using as his topic, “Eumanian Oil and Carolina Tobacco: A European Problem of Today.” Dr. Anscombe began with the question, '' Is there anything in com mon between the war in North Carolina and the war in Rumania?” Great Britain is fighting an eco nomic war and wants as little fight ing as possible. Her main purpose is to deprive Germany of essentials for fighting. Britain is making con tracts with all European countries. She is asking them, “What do you sell to Germany? If you will sell that to us we will give you so much per cent more for it.’’ Dr. Anscombe predicted that if Germany loses the war it pro.bably will be because her war machines lack lubricating oil and gasoline. Britian controls Rumania’s oil the world’s oil supply. There is al so oil in Russia and Rumania. Britain also controls Rumania’s oil supply, but Germany is getting ready to take Kumania’s oil supply; however, Britain is determined to keep Germany from getting that oil. Dr. Anscombe stated that Britain in fighting the economic war is for I the next two years going to buy Turkish Tobacco instead of Ameri can Tobaccos. ‘ ‘ After all,’ ’ said Dr. Anscombe, “Rumania and North Carolina have something in common — the oil in Rumania and the tobacco in Win ston-Salem.’’ The administration of Salem Col lege is planning a tour for the Sal em students to visit Charleston, g Q., “America’s Most Historic C-ty.” The trip is expected to take place on the week-end of March 30, The plan has not been fully devel oped by the adniinistvatioii, but if enough girls are interested, a bus will be chartered and the girls will leave the College Friday afternoon, arriv.ng in Charleston in time to si>end the night at one of the inter esting old Hotels. The plan for Saturday morning is to v sit the Magnolia Gardens on the Ashley lliver, universally conceded to be"^the most beautiful gardens in the world. Lunch will be served in the Junior League Tea Room at the historic Middleton Gardens, the old est landscaped gardens in America, completed in 1750', and well known in England even before the Revolu tion. Saturday afternoon will be spent visiting the historic places of in terest in Charleston, such as the city Market, the Powder Magazine, and the City Hall. The girls who wish to may go to a play in the Dock Street Theatre, the earliest playhouse in America. Saturday evening may be spent with friends at the Citadel or Charleston. Sunday morning the girls will spend sight-seeing or attending St. (Continued on Page Three) According to usual procedure the junior staff members of the “Salemite” are respon.sible for the publication of one issue dur ing the second semester. This week’s editors are Lena Morris and Katharine King. RECEPTION TO BE OVEN AFTER CONCcRT S'aturday night, after the North Carolina Symphony concert, the Choral Ensemble, members of the Music faculty and faculty alumni of the University xrill honor the members of the orchestra at a recep tion in Louisa Bitting Building. Those attending will be greeted at the door by Miss Lawrence, Dr. Rondthaler and Miss Jane Rond- thaler; Mr. and Mrs. Vardell; Dr. and Mrs. Swalin, Mr. and Mrs. Bair; officers of the Choral Ensemble — June Hire, Sarah Linn, Margaret Vardell, and Carolyn Creson; the officers of the North Carolina Sym phony; Mr. Oscar Lee Tyree, Miss Hazel Keid, Mr. and i\irs. K. G. Phillips, Miss .lo.sephine Whiteliead, and Mr. Agnew Bahnson, Jr. From the formality of the receiv ing liTie one will proceed to the in formality of the Recrciition Room where a Imffiet supper will be served. Here, Miss Mayme Porter and Miss Laurie Jones assisted by Muriel Br!etz, Lee Rice, Lib Tuten, and .Tohiisie Moore will pour coco and eofl'ee. SALEM GIRLS WIN OVER JAYCEES “God save the king!” was the un-American translation of “sic semper tryannis” given bj- Sam Orr Thursday night The occasion was the final radio broadcast by the Jun ior ChamI.ier of Commerce on the theme of Americani.sm for Ameri canism Week. Three Salem girls — Katharine King, Ann Watson, and Ida Lam beth Jennings — competed with three members of the Junior Cham ber of Commerce — Winfield Black- well, Sara Orr, and Jim Lynch — in answering questions. The Professor Quiz completely startled the contestants by an nouncing that the questions would be on Washington and Lincoln, rath er than on the processes of American government. Bill Womble, Professor (^uiz on George Washington, asked Winfield Blackwell how old Washington was when his father died. “Since this is (Continued on Page Three) 3 j '' / / BENJAMIN SWAUN SWAUN WILL CONDUCT SYMPMNY Benjamin Swalin, violinist, lec turer, and conductor, will conducli the concert Saturday night in Me morial Hall. Tho concert is under the joint sponsorship of the Choral Ensemble, the local chapter of the U. N, C. Alumnae Association, the Thursday Morning Music Club, and the Moz art Club, -At tho age of eighteen, Swalin be came a member of the Minneapolis symphony Orchestra under Emil Oberhoffer. Two years later, he relinquished his position with that organization in order to become a ■-tudeiit of the celebrated Franz Kneisel. Study under Kneisel in New York City, from 1021-102(i, and Leopold Auer, from ] 926-1930, was supplemented by general and ad vanced theoretical work at the In stitute of Musical Art. During these years, Swalin also essayed the task of acquiring a uni versity education. He graduated from Columbia University in 1928, and took the A. .^m. degree in Eng lish literature, from the same insti tution, two years later. The years of 1930-1933 were de voted to study in Europe, While there Swalin completed the Ph. D, degree at the University of Vi enna, in 1932, and received artist diplomas in violin and conducting from the Staatsakademie fur Mu- sik and darstellende Kunst in Vi enna. UjKin his return to America, Dr. Swalin was appointed to a profes sorship ill the music department of DePau University. Since the sum mer of 1935, he has been associated with the University of North Caro lina. He is a member of the Delta Chi- and Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia fratern ities, the Elnglish Graduate Union of Columbia University, and the Amer ican Musicological Society. Miss Weaver Granted Leave to Attend Columbia Temporary leave of absence was granted Friday by the board of trus-* tees of Salem Academy and College to Miss Mary Weaver, academic principal of Salem Academy, enabl ing her to do advanced work this spring at Columbia University lead ing to the attainment of her second degree, master of arts. -A.fter Miss Weaver’s appointment, ing a portion of the spring, return ing prior to academy commencement over which she will preside. As Miss Weaver’s appoiatment. Miss Laura Stamner, head of Eng lish at Salem Academy, will assume protempore Miss Weaver’s duties as academic principal of Salem Academy. Miss Weaver was graduated from Randolph-Macon with the bachelor of arts degree. She entered the service of Salem academy in 1925 as teacher of mathematics and later succeeded Miss Eleanor Chase as academic principal of Salem Acad emy at the same time continuing her teaching of mathematics. She has done graduate work at the Univer sity of Wisconsin, Harvard and Col umbia, Basketball Season Starts With Two Major Games A thrilling basketball game which was a fight to the finish was played Wednesday night, February 21. G, Baynes, who started as a forward and G, Gillespie did a fine job of outstanding player for the seniors, and Grace Gillespie were thee out standing players for the seniors. A lack of practice showed up to a disadvantage in the seniors’ passes. The fast moving freshmen were led in guarding by Ewing while the three forwards Walker, M. M. Ben nett, and Baugham showed equal ability. Line-ups were: Seniors Freshmen Pos. Baynes, G Bennett, M. M. (’2) F. Pou, C. (6) Baugham, E. (12) F. Hendrick, E Wittier, B. G. (Continued on Page Four) LATIN CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL BANQUET Aljiha Iota Pi, Latin honorary so ciety, entertained at a banquet in the recreation room of Louisa Wil son Bitting building, Tuesday eve ning at six o'clock, in honor of ten initiates to the organization. Vested in white togas, the old members and neopliytes were seateJ at one table which was decoi’ated with evergreens and candelabra holding red candles. Place cards carried out a motif of the Termiii- alia, ancient Roman festival day on February 23rd when neighbors gath ered around the landmark on either side of any boundary and encircled it with garlands. J’residing was Sarah Burrell, president, who opened the program with an explanation of the ban([uet theme. Toasts were offered to various Soman writers and gods by Doro thy Mullen, Antoinette Barrow, Bar bara Whittier, Pollye Diehl, and Ruth O’Neal. Humorous readings, translations, and stunts were per formed by Agnes Colcord, Betsy Spach, Margaret Ray, Kathryn Line- back, Bettie Sprunt, Eleanor Glenn, and Josephine Conrad. Doris Shore sang “Lumen Projectum” better known as “Popeye, the Sailor Man,” The following new members were sworn in by Dr. Minnie .1. Smith, club adviser; Barb.Tra Whittier, Pollj-e Diehl, Ruth O’Neal, ,\gnes Colcord, Betsy Spach, ilar- garet Ray, Kathryn Lineback, Bet tie Sprunt, Eleanor Glenn, and Jose phine Conrad. After'reading the club’s constitu tion, Sarah Burrell closed the meet ing with a welcoming toast to the new' members. Works of Noted Composers to be Played Here Saturday Saturday at 8:30 P. M. in Me morial HaU, music lovers may ex pect an enjoyable evening, for at that time the Salem College Choral Ensemble will present the University of N. C. Symphony Orchestra. The concert opens with Brahms’ Sym phony No. 2 in B major. This sym phony is the most optimistic of the four vyhich were done between 1876 and 1886. The second was writ ten when the composer was staying at the lonely Alpine lake, Corinthia. This work is characteristic of the majestic power of Bralims, contain ing many of his profoundly emo tional themes, and carrying out the modem movement begun by Bee thoven. It is pastoral in character, calling to mind the peaceful scene in which it was written. Next comes a Mozart Symphonic concentante for violin, viola, and orchestra in three movements. This will feature Julia Wilkinson, viola soloist, and Benjamin Swalin, vio lin soloist. Sibelius’ “Swan of Tnoneln,” will be lieard next. This work was insj>!red, as were most of the other works of Sibelius, by his strong na tional feeling. It was originall.v a prelule taken from Sibelius’ opera “The Creation of the Boat,” based on a version of the Kalevala, the Finnisli national epic i>oem. The la.st number on the program will be Berlioz’ “ Hungarian March.” It is a stirring march, a part of the dramatic legend “The Damnation of Faust,’’ heard as Faust disap- appcars in the distance as the troops pass by. Tho scintillating or chestration in which there is a heavy augmentation of brass instru ments and drum effects is charac teristic of the composer’s style. LAST OF CONTEMPORARY PLAY GIVEN Last Monday night brought the concluding play of the 1930-’40 Contemporary Theatre S’eries — “Springtime for Henry.’’ The play, written by Benn W. Levj^, is a farce — a very British farce — and off ers Mr. Horton, as Henry Dewlip, a role quite different from his accus tomed movie characterizations. As a carouser and as a lover of his best friend’s wife, Dewlip falls in love with his secretary who makes a de cent man of him; but he suffers dis illusion from his reformer (he learns, has shot her husband) and (Continued on Page Four) SALEM ACADEMY ENTERTAINS ALUMNAE This week-end Salem Academj' is having a reunion of several of tho classes. Classes of 1928, 1930, 1935, HKif), in.ir, 19.38, 1939 will all be represented by as many of the mem bers as can possibly come. Plans have been in charge of a committee composed of the Salem Academy graduates, who are now at Salem College with Jlargaret Vardell as chairman. Plans have been made for a banquet on Saturday night, followed by a business meeting and entertainment later in the evening. Then tlie girls will come to Memor ial Hall to hear the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. On (Sunday morning at 9:30i there is to be a breakfast for the visitors. There are to be approximately thirty alumnae who live in Winston- Salem, and in addition there will be the following out-of-town guests; Betty Hunt Murray, from Hollins; Anne Garrett, from Mary Baldwin; Alieen Tonnison and Julia Dupuy, from Peace; Mary Marcia Jones, from Queens; Mary Allen Brevick, from Bluefield, W. Va.; Eleanor Trivette Kuenvel, Detroit; Anna Bitting Whitaker, Sweetbriar; Ora Jones, Greensboro; Katherine Las- sitex', Monroe; and a former teacher, Mrs. Sarah Horton Farry. Tentative Chapei^Preview Tuesday — Mrs. Stuart Bondurant, Wednesday — Mrs. Lindsay Patterson Thursday — Wyatt Wilkerson. Friday — Dr. Rondthaler. *‘iif ir '