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THE FUTURUS ESSE EDITION-CLASS ’28
MURFREESBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1924.
STUDENTS GIVE RECFTAL
IN COLLE^ AUDITORIUM
Misses Parker, Weaver and
and White Render Excep
tionally Good Program
On the evening of April 7, Misses
Ella Mae Parker, pianist; Matilda
Weaver, violinist; and Evelyn White,
soloist, gave an exceptionally good
program in the college auditorium.
Miss Parker is unusually talented.
Her pieces were beautifully rendered.
The light brilliant pieces were played
well and the heavier ones showed good
technique and deep feeling.
Miss Weaver played exceptionally
well. She gave as an encore “Songs
Miss White of Severn gave the final
touch. Miss White has a full sweet
voice, and gave her pieces extremely
well. She quite charmed the
The entire program follows:
Sonata F. Minor (first movement)
Ella f> Parkv^r
Concerto A Mini^ Accolay
Who is Sulvia? Schubert
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair
Serenade (Violin Obligato)
Ella Mae Parker
Berceuse (Jocelyn) Godard
In Maytime Speaks
There Is a Garden Proctor
Sittin’ Thinkin’ Fisher
Forest Sounds Dennee
Doll’s Ballet Harold Morriss
Ella Mae Parker
Concerto D. Major (last movement)
Ella Mae Parker
(Orchestral parts on second piano)
Miss Sarah Hughes White
Music Department, The Outstanding
Feature, Now Growing In Popularity
Misses Latham, Lane, and Matthews Have Succeeded in Gaining
Greater Fame For Their Department; Think There Is Op
portunity For Making College Community Center
For Those Interested In Voice
RECENT CONTRIBUTION OF
BOOKS TO LIBRARY
Elizabeth City friends.
South Mills Sunday School.
Rev. S. F. Hudson, Shiloh church.
Mrs. Irving Blanchard, Woodland,
Mrs. W. M. Kennedy, Baltimore,
Mrs. F. A. Peachey, Miami, Fla.
Contributions in Money
Miss Mary E. Pritchard, Lewiston,
Mrs. Rufus Miller, Ahoskie, N. C.
Gates County W. M. U., Ahoskie,
Gates County W. M. U., 81.50.
W. F. Cale, Tyner, N. C.
Mi»« Sarah Hughes White__ _-Piano
Miss Mary Della Latham Voice
Miss Carolina Lane_ Violin
Miss Inez Matthews Piano
The Music Department has always
been one of the most outstanding fea
tures of the college, but during the
past year or two the interest and en
thusiasm seems to have doubled. This
is due, of course, to the excellent
musical faculty which the college now
has: Miss Sarah Hughes White, direc
tor of piano; Miss Mary Della Lath
am, voice; Miss Carolina Lane, violin;
Miss Inez Matthews, piano.
Miss Sarah Hughes White is not
only an excellent teacher, but a rare
soloist and accompanist. She was a
student at Meridian School of Music,
Meridian, Mississippi, for two years;
Moffatt McLaurin Institute, Meridian,
Mississippi, a summer ^ession;
and aT the Conservat'jry of Music,
Cincinnati, Ohio, for three years.
Miss White is an artist in every sense
of the word, and strives to bring out
the very best in every pupil. Was
there ever a freshman who didn’t
hate scales, exercises, and Bach? Yet,
on the other hand, was there ever a
senior who has studied with Miss
White who didn’t love them? Some of
Miss White’s sound musical philoso
phy is voiced in the following.”
“Someone has said, ‘There is no
royal road to success,’ neither for the
beginner or accomplished musician.
Paderewski, the greatest living pian
ist, practices his scales and finger ex
ercises every day for an hour or
longer, going over certain passages,
sometimes a hundred times before he
is satisfied with it, but you may be
certain when he steps out on the plat
form the next day, that he is sure of
that passage. I wonder how n-.any of
us think of doing this? We do not
take our playing seriously enough,
we are too easily satisfied with our
selves. This should not be. When
ever we play, wherever we play, we
may be sure that we are going to be
criticized, and not always kindly.
Music is a matter of the head, heart,
and fingers, and the pupil who ne
glects the daily practice on exercises,
will soon fall off in technical ability.
Technic may be only a means to an
end, but it is the only means to that
end. There must be direct communi
cation between the brain and fingers.
Take a cripple or lame person for in
stance. He can not stand or walk
firm and erect. So it is with piano
playing. One can not play well on a
wobbling, weak foundation. Let us
all keep this in mind, for we do not
want to be crippled musicians. There
are, however, a good many who
PREPS SHOW METTLE BY
GIVING CHAPEL EXERCISES
Interesting Program Shows
That They Know How To
“Paddle Their Own Canoe”
should be in the hospital for months
under the strictest, most careful
treatment before they can fully re
Miss Mary Della Latham, who is at
the head of the voice department, has
done graduate work at Cincinnati
Conservatory and at the Stetson
University, Deland, Fla., before com
ing to Chowan in 1922. Since her
arrival in the music faculty the en
rollment in the voice department has
more than doubled. Besides the col
lege students, she has students from
Como, Winton, Severn, and Ahoskie.
Under the direction of this depart
ment, also we have the chorus and
glee club, which produced the Ha
waiian Operetta, “The Ghost of Hilo”
during the winter. The chorus is
now \\'orking on “A Day in Rose
Lana”C which will be presented inj
Misti Latham thinks that there are
great Possibilities in Chowan’s becom
ing a community center of all those
interested in voice, men as well as
women; and that we will then be able
to put on some oratories and real
Miss Carolina Lane is a graduate
of Mary Baldwin Seminary in violin
and pipe organ, having won first
honor medal in violin while at Mary
Baldwin, she studied with Professor
W. R. Schmidt. From there she went
to New England Conservatory, Bos
ton, and studied violin with Hariason
Keller, and had special work with
Chadwick Foote, Stuart Mason and
Arthur McCurry. During the summer
of ’21 she pursued her violin study
with Eugene Gurnberg, and in the
fall of 1921, came to Chowan.
Not only has Miss Lane been the
cause of the increased interest in the
violin department, but she has caused
much interest to be shown in ensemble
plahing, due to the fact that she has
organized an orchestra. Recent plans
have been made which have united
our forces with those of Boykins, Vir
ginia. Miss Lane says that this is
merely the starting point, and that
the goal is a real symphony orchestra
to be composed of the best material
of Ahoskie, N. C., Boykins and Suf
folk, Virginia, and Chowan. Mr.
Benyunes, professor of music of Suf
folk, and Miss Lane have combined
forces and will give two programs.
May 9 in Boykins with Miss Lane di
recting, and May 12 at Chowan with
Mr. Benyunes directing.
Miss Inez Matthews, piano instruc
tor, who graduated from Chowan in
1918 and from Peabody in 1921, stud
ied with the famous Austin Conrade
and Gustave Strube, conductor of the
Baltimore symphony orchestra. She
Watch the prep students develop!
They have used for their motto,
“Paddle your own canoe”. They
have upheld it so firmly that today,
where do they stand? Not where
they did eleven years ago, reading
about “Mary’s Little Lamb”, in the
primer, or struggling with Geog. and
the maps of the world. They have
drifted over the rough waves into
complicated high school land. Here
they have met Latin and Geom—.
With a minute’s notice they can con
jugate any verb in Latin or tell the
value of X in any problem. In fact
they have recognized no “Waterloo.”
Finally on Friday, April 11, they ren
dered a very interesting program on
Shakespeare and his play “Hamlet”
in chapel, in the presence of the fac
ulty and entire student body.
The English class has been study
ing Shakespeare and his works during
^;erngst.^. liey^ haJfc^
written sev’err^l papers on'^v/fia”'iluSy
considered the most important points
to be emphasized. These papers were
prepared by the prep class as a whole,
and were read by six members of the
The program was presided over by
Miss Goldie Harrell. Miss Harrell in
a very interesting manner discussed
the phase of work which the prep
class has covered during the fall
semester and traced it up to the pres
The following program was well
Chararteristics of Elizabethan Age
Life of Shakespeare Moella Askew
Shakespeare’s Philosophy—Ha Leary
Hamlet’s Philosophy Mary Edith
Shakespeare’s Humor Ethleen Vick
Criticisms of Hamlet Mary
This program was unusually well
presented, and the prep students cer
tainly deserve credit for this splendid
work in English.
SPEND WEEK-END IN WINDSOR
Miss Hilda Matthews spent the
week-end at her home in Windsor.
She was accompanied by her friends,
Misses Thelma Peterson and Willia
attended summer school at Asheville
in 1923, and studied with Miss Kate
Laxton. She intends studying dur.
ing the summer of 1924 at Chautau
qua, New York.
Miss liatthews teaches piano and
theoretical work. She is also pianist
for the orchestra. Although she has
been with us for just a year, as a
teacher, she is an old Chowanian,
having graduated at Chowan in 1918.