Motto—“Sail on, Salem”
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., OCTOBER 21, 1922.
PERCY HEMUS AND SUPPORT
ING ARTISTS SCORE SUCCESS
Impressario Witnessed by Large
Audience—Long Looked-Forward to
Event Delighted Large Audience.
Dr. Rondthaler spoke to us several
times concerning the Impressario, but
he failed to express even one-half of
the enjoyment to be received from this
Opera comique. I’he time passed so
quickly that it seamed that the presen
tation must have taken only forty-five
minutes instead of an hour and forty-
five minutes. We felt that our dollart
had cenainiy brought us full value, so
full, in fact, that one girl was hearii
to remark that she wished that some of
the pleasure and fun could be saved for
a “blue” day. Nor is there any reason
why this is not possible, for who can
ever forget Percy Hemus and his as
“Ambigious” is a good word, isn’t
it ? We would like to make use of such
a word ourselves if the circumstances
were the same. And a woman can be
rather “bossy” when occasion demands
although we didn’t like the w’ay Mr.
Scheikaneder kept saying “confound
her.” But when we saw him complete
ly won over by a pretty face, we for
gave him and said, “Just like a man.”
Then those prima donnas. We wor.ld
like to write an opera for each of
them, for it is rather hard to choose
between the handsome, self-composed
Josephine and the lovely little “Aus-
trian-Italian.” We wonder that Mozart
chose Constance when she had such a
sister as Josephine, or perhaps his was
not the choice, who knows? That
Philip loved Mile. Uhlic is no wonder,
we do too. As for the “lady-at-the-
piano,” we think that she had some
job and did it well, and we realize that
a poor accompaniment can spoil the
It was interesting to note that the
“rhymers” of the Salemite have a good
foundation for their method. If the
old librettist had just had a rhyming
dictionary, he would have been saved
much trouble. And that little refer
ence to the public who want a tune
that will stay in their heads; well, we
believe that today, although we must
be careful how we say it. The songs
were certainly pleasing and Mozart
lives for us now as he never did be
From a musical and dramatic point
of view we feel edified and from no
point of order in particular we feel de-
Ughted. *The Salemite certainly hopes
that we can have other similar even
ings in the near future.
MRS. ANDREWS IN RECITAL
JAMES B. DUKE ENUOWN TRIN
ITY WITH MILLION DOl.L.VRb
The greatest gift in the history of
Trinity College was announced last
week when it was made known that
James B. Duke had given $1,025,000
to the endowment fund. President Few
has announced that $25,000 of the do
nation will be added to the fund sub
scribed for the new gymnasium. Mr.
Duke pledges $50,000 tov/ard a $100,-
000 law building, and $50,000 more to
the erection of a $100,000 building for
the new school of religious training.
Come to the Cabaret Saturday eve-
ping in Recreation Hall.
The violin recital by Mrs. Fred J.
Andrews, assisted by Miss Grace M.
Keeney, soprano, and Miss Ruth A.
Duncan accompanist, in Memorial Hall
on Monday night was an event that
will long stand out in the annals oi
musical Salem. Mrs. Andrews com
pletely won her audience in her iirst
number Wieniav'sld’s Chanson Polon
aise,” and during the rest of her r.um-
be*s held every person spell-bound.
The “Faust Fantaisie” was admira
bly given, and the “itondo des Lutins”
mailed forth such a storm of applause
that M;s. Andrews played “Pizzacato”
as an encorc. The last three numbeis,
with a Chopin “Nocturne” as the sec
ond, formed a delightfully contrasted
group and brought to a close a well-
rounded and pleasing progi-am.
Miss Keeney was at her best in as
sisting Mrs. Andrews, and gracefully
an:l beautifully sang “If I Were You,"
as an encore after her second grroup.
Miss Duncan accompanied in her usual
masterful and artistic way.
Wieniaskwi Chanson Polonajse
Alard Faust Fantaisie
l ieurance Her Blanket
Schubert Who Is Sylvia
Spross Yesterday and Today
Beethoven Romance in G
lazzini Rcnde des Lutins
Ciunz A Mrmory
White Billie Boy
MacFadyen Love in the Wind
Miss Keeney. _
Prume Aire Militaire
Hubay Kejre Kati
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler entertained
tile lecital party afterwards at t)ie
Mr. and Jrlrs. Andrews v.-ore the
guests of honor with Aiiss Keeney and
Miss Duncan. Mi.ss Webb and Dean
ohiriey were also present.
The table was festively decorated
with silver ci'.ndelabra and pink cosmos
and ferns, and the guests chatted until
a late hour.
On Monday night, October third.
The Freshmen were told ty a little
To come to a party in the living room,
Neither to dance, sins, nor yet to
As on they came like good childem all
As excited as some at attending a ball,
And many saw much to their surprise
The decorations in their colors, pui-ple
They found there the Juniors, Mrs.
Rondthaler and Miss Stipe, too.
To give them a welcome most hearty
And every one ate and had a good
Despite the fact that ’twas inclement
i DEAN SHIRLEY LECTURES
I IN MUSIC HOUR.
! The Music Hour last Thursday was
I of especial interest since it was con-
, ducted by Dean Shirley himself, with
I Miss Desha, Miss Keeney, and Miss
I l>uncan as his assistants.
The subject for the afternoon was
“Puccini’s Life and Works.” After a
vivid account of Puccini’s life, his ope
ra was taken up. Miss Desha played
several victrola records to illustrate
Miss Grace Keeney, with Miss Dun
can as accompanist, gave a number of
vocal selections taken from Puccini’s
The appreciation of the occasion was
shown by the complete silence of the
The following girls have been
selected as nominees for treasurer of
the Athletic Association:
A meeting will be called soon tp
elect these officers.
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE
AT EMMANUEL CHURCH
RANDOLPH-MACON GETS PHI
BETA KAPPA POET.
Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest fratern
ity in America is to enter Randolph-
Macon College, at Ashland. This or
ganization was founded at William and
Mary College in 1776, and until re
cently had no other Virginia chapter.
It now has chapters at the University
of Virginia, Washington and Lee, and
Ivandolph-Macon College. Oae charter
will cover both the t'ratemitiea at Ash
land and Lynchburg.
Special Songs by College Seniors.
A distinctive feature of the sei'vice
at Emmanuel Moravian church on Sun
day evening October 15, 1922, was the
singing contributed by the Senior class
of tlie College. At the invitation of
the pastor and of Miss I'lavella Stock
ton, a member of the class and pianist
at Emmanuel, the class took this op
portunity of visiting the church.
Singing as a processional, “Jerusa
lem, the Golden,” the Seniors marched
to the seats reserved for them. After
several hymns and eaniest prayers the
olfertory, “Fairest Lord Jesus” was
rendered by the visitors. A prayer of
tliankfulness having been offered, the
pastor of the church, Rev. Walser Al
len, began his sermon which proved to
be a talk on the tabem^le Wit by
tlie children of Israel while they were
in the wilderness. He emphasized es
pecially the parts and furnishings of
the tabernacle as related to the Israel
ites then, to Jesus Christ when he
should come to earth, and to our lives
now. This talk, though one of a series,
was an inspiration and a great help in
After prayer and another hymn the
pastor pronounced the benediction.
Great pleasure at the presence of the
visitors was expressed by members of
the congregation but it was no greater
than that experienced by the members
of the class who had participated in
WALKING CLUB PICNIC HELD
IN THE RECREATION ROOM
Afternoon Spent in Games and Sporta
According to announcement, about
sixty-five members of the Walking
Club gathered, on last Saturday
promptly at four o’clock, in the Recre
ation room of the Clewell Building,
wondering what Mary Warren had m
stoic for them since the rain had
spoiled the prospects for a picnic in
Every one wondered, too, how the
Athletic Association could conscien
tiously give credit for a two-hour
walk when they were limited by the
walls of Recreation room. But the
appearance _ of Miss Jackson with an
anntul of nine-pins solved the mystery
and we felt sure we would get our pre
scribed exercise. First, we were div’d-
ed into teams with Laura Howell, Elsie
Bunies, and Bright McKemie as cap
tains and White, Yellow and Green as
their respective colors. Then the teams
ran a series of relay races, the Yellows
coming out with the most points in
By this time the delicious aroma of
Incd bacon was beginning to pervade
Uie atmosphere. The crowd settled
down and consumed bacon, rolls,
cheese, pickle, marshmallows and
apples as only hungry girls can.
Next time—and may it not bo far
distan^we hope that we may go to
I eter Pan or Shirley’s Glen, but we are
sure that no indoor affair could have
been niore enjoyable than our picnic
in the basement.
N. C. COLLEGIATE PRESS
* 'lect In Raleigh October 26, 27, 28
—jvll State College Newspapers to
The North Carolina Collegiate Press
Association will convene in Raleigh
tor the fall meeting. Meredith is to
be hostess to the delegations, and an
intei'osting and instructive program
has been arranged.
1 liese inter-collegiate press conven
tions are held twice yearly, and have
done much to improve and raise the
standard of college newspapers. Ex
perienced newspaper editors and man
agers from some of the leading dailies'
of the South are present at these meet
ing as lecturers and advisors.
The Salemite will be represented at
Mc'redith by Misses Rachel Jordan and
FROftI ELQN COLLEGE
On Saturday evening, October 14,
the Music Lovers' Club of Elon College
piesented to the college and the com-
M^ne Tiffany, soprano,
of the Metropolitan Opera Compaiiy.
Her concert was one of the best ever
given in the college auditorium. The
program was made up of numbers that
were varied and every selection was
Dr. Martyn Summerbell of Lake-
mont, N. Y., delivered his annual series
1C 1student body October
The general theme of his lec
tures for this year was the discussion
of modem apostles. The men whom
characterized as such were John
Wycliffe, John Huss and John Calvin
His lectures are always of interest to
the student body, and his coming is al
ways looked forward to as one of the
greatest events of the college year.
I. R. S.