Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., N., MARCH, 22, 1922.
Visitors At Conference Are Guests of
Faculties and Students
A small army of Rot''|ians, some
accompanied by wives children,
descended upon Salem last Wednesday
for a couple of hours and under the
efficient pilotage of lOth-llth grade
academy students and college fresh
men and sophomores, saw Salem in
side and out, upstairs and down, mod
em and ancient.
An imposing receiving line, headed
by President and Mrs. Rondthaler and
the college and academy faculty
greeted the guests who were refreshed
with fruit punch, cakes, etc., in the
library, where also was music of piano
and violin. Thence the strangers were
shown the upper and lower campus,
basketball practice engaging the inter
ested attention by many. Hundreds
went into the church, admired its sim
ple, yet artistic austerity, some even
ventured into the belfry tower. Me
morial Hall interested a very large
number. Dean Shirley and Miss Desha
received the people in the hall, where
Miss Charlotte Mathewson rendered
organ selections to admiring throngs,
while. Miss Webb and Miss Yerrington
were nostesses upstairs, and Miss Ruth
Pfohl delighted group after group of
listeners by her well rendered harp
One and all expressed great delight
with their visit to “Old Salem,” and
more appreciative listerners to the tra
ditions and facts of this unsual insti
tution and community would be diffi
cult to find.
PIANO RECITAL BY MISS SMITH
The Thursday Music hour at Salem
College last week was an event of es
pecial interest, being the first appear
ance here in a solo recital of Miss
Smith since her winning in the State
and District contest 1921 of young ar
tists, followed by her study last sum
mer in Fountainbleau, France.
The program was truly one of an
artist, bristling with technical difficul
ties to which were added demands upon
well-nigh every emotional experience.
Beethoven-Rubinstein, March from
“Ruins of Athens,” (Schuman), Sonate
1. A llegro. 2. Adagio. 3. Scherzo.
Rauel, Jen d’ eau.
Liszt, Etude D flat.
Liszt, Polonaise £ major.
ORGAN RECITAL BY
Capable Performance Given at Salem
The organ recital on March 23, by
Dean Charles Vardell, Jr., of Flora
MacDonald College, at Salem College
was of great interest and was largely
attended. Dean Vardell proved him
self to be an organist of real worth
and his program was admirably chos
The serious numbers of the first
group were approached with the prop
er dignity and showed excellent tech
nical control and an appreciation of
the granduer of the compositions.
The original organ sonata which
won the Shirley cup at the North Caro
lina Music Teachers’ Association at
Raleigh last November was awaited
with special interest and received
hearty applause from the audience.
The sonata shows understanding of
form, the themes are well contrasted
and have real melodic value, the work
ing out is admirable and each move
ment has a distinct character of its
own. Possibly the scherzo was favorite
at this first hearing, although each
movement had a charm all its own. The
difficulties of the last movement were
surmounted in masterly fashion. This
is the third time that this v/ork has
been publicly heard and it seems prob
ably that its merit will be acknowl
edged wherever it may be heard. Dean
Vardell should certainly be encouraged
to continue composing.
The last groupe were modern com
positions of lighter character and won
favor at once. The Gounod march
brought the recital to a brilliant close.
Festive Hymn (Carl Piutti).
(A three theme of great breadth and
dignity occurring three times. Between
these three sections are two contra
puntal episodes, the first a fugue on
Bach, to which is added, in the second,
the chorale, “Now Thank We All Our
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
Sonata in G minor (Charles Vardell,
Jr.), Allegro maestoso, Romanza,
Scherzo Grave; Allegro moderate ma
Matin Provencal (Joseph Bonnet).
The Girl With Flaxen Hair (Debus
The Clown (Gordon Blach Nevin).
March from “The Queen of Sheba”
Dr. W. S. Bernard Censun- Lack of
Efficiency in School System
The second University lecture under
the joint auspices of the University
Alumni of Forsyth county, and Salem
College was delivered on Monday,
March 20th by Dr. William S. Bernard,
professor of Greek at .the University
of North Carolina.
Dr. Bernard chose as his subject
“Democracy and Culture” and he pre
sented a very vigorous discussion of
the frequent failure in modem educa
tion to develop the largest efficiency
Dr. Bernard was heard very atten
tively by his audience and his radical
departure from present day scholastic
standards was a surprise and chal
lenge to his hearers. Dr. Bernard took
the position that high school education
as at present conducted is too largely a
repetition of classical standards deter
mined six hundred years ago and in
many cases not adapted to the life of
the 20th Century.
This position was the more surpris
ing because Dr. Bernard himself has
given his whole life to the teaching of
Greek at the University.
Dr. Bernard reinforced his position
by a careful analysis of the statistical
results obtained in a psychological
study of two million young Americans
in the Army during the late war. From
these figures the speaker claimed that
it was apparent that vocational educa
tion should be more vigorously pre
sented and the typical and traditional
classical education reserved to a lim
The musical prelude given by
Messers. Wni. Wright, violinist and
Howard Conrad, tenor, was much en
The fact that there are several nom
inees for Student Government Asso
ciation presidency and certain Y. W. C.
A. offices indicates that the coming
election will call forth much enthusi
asm. The Y. W. C. A. officers will be
elected on March 24 and Student Gov
ernment election will take place April
3. The student body awaits eagerly
the outcome. These are the nominees:
Y. W. C. A|:
President: Eliza Gaston Moore, Vice-
President; Julia Hairston, Edith
Hanes, Elizabeth Zachary. Secretary:
Marjory Hunt, Mary Howard Turling
ton. Treasurer: Lillian Watkins, Jau-
nita Sprinkle. Undergraduate Repres
entative: Margaret Russell.
Student Government Association:
President: Edith Hanes, Rachel Jor
dan, Elizabeth Zachary.
Miss Kuth Duncan, of Music Faculty
Is In Nashville, Tenn.
Among the Rotarian visitors at
Salem College was W. S. Copeland,
editor of the DaUy Press, of Newport
News, Va. He was accompanied by
his wife, Grace Cunningham Copeland,
a former graduate of Salem, who
thoroughly enjoyed renewing girlhood
impression of her Alma Mater.
Mrs. Ethel Corbin Walker and Mrs.
Evelyn Corbin Flowe of Washington,
D. C., were callers on Tuesday.
Miss Ruth Duncan of the Music Fa
culty is attending the National Super
visors Conference at Nashville, Tenn.
A recent letter from Miss Dicie
Howell expi'esses great pleasure over
singing at Commencement in Gounod’s
“Galla” and Bruch, “Fair Ellen” which
Dean Shirley has chosen as chorus
and orchestral numbers for this year’s
concert. Work will be begun as soon
as possible after Mr. Breach’s rendi
tion of the “Messiah.” Miss Howell is
now on a concert trip of two weeks in
length, one of the most important en
gagements being to sing the solo so
prano part in Beetlioven’s Ninth Sym
phony with the Philadelphia Orchestra
on March 28th and 29th.
Last Sunday night the Home Church
clioir rendered Gaul’s cantata, “The
Ten Virgins” to a surprisingly large
congregation for so rainy an evening.
Dean Shirley presided at the organ
and Miss Grace Keeney sung the sop-
lano solos in hej usual finished and
On this Sunday jiftemoon Mrs. J.
Kenneth Pfhol will give an organ reci
tal in the Home Moravian Church as
sisted by Miss Keeney, soprano, and
Miss Ruth Pfohl, Harpist.
Mrs. Pfohl will play the new organ
sonato by Ralph Baldwin of Hartford,
Conn. This is considered one of the
strong modem compositions by an
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