North Carolina Newspapers

Students From South
Africa Visit America
The National Student Federation
of America has had the privilege
during the month of January of
showing some of the outstanding
features of American life to a group
of visiting students from another
continent. On January 5, thirty-
seven students from South Africa
arrived in New York to spend a
month of their long summer vaca
tion in the United States.
The Foreign Relations and Travel
Office of the N. S. F. A. had com
plete management of their trip and
undertook to make all arrangements
for railroads, hotel accommodations,
meals, and entertainment for the
party. Their itinerary included eight
days in New York City, visits to
Washington, D. C., Chicago, De
troit, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal and
Boston, and short excursions to An
napolis and Baltimore, Ann Harbor,
Niagara Falls, Vassar College, West
Point and Yale University. In each
city visited a local committee met
the party, provided them with Amer
ican student guides, and entertained
them at universities, museums, fac-
One of the most unusual features
of the tour was the large amount of
hospitality given to the visiting stu
dents. They were entertained at
luncheon by clubs, corporations, and
universities. They were given din
ner parties by the Institute of In
ternational Education of the Anson
Phelps Stokes Foundation; they
were entertained privately in the
homes of American students and they
were given numerous receptions.
Of Englisli, French and Dutch
descent, tliesc students fitted easily
into American life. Their especial
interests in America were first of
all in the colleges arid universities
they visited^ They saw Columbia
University, Barnard College, Amer
ican University, Catholic University,
(Washington, D. C.), Annapolis,
Universities of Chicago, Northwest
ern University, Michigan, Buffalo,
Toronto, McGill University, Univer
sity of Montreal, Harvard, Welles
ley, Vassar, ale and West Point.
Their second interest was in meeting
people and discussing American
life with the many families they
visited. Their third interest was
in the “big business” of the United
States, examples of whicli they saw
in the Stock Exchange, a “talking
movie” company, an automobile
plant, the Stock Yards, a large de
partment store, etc.
Our South African guests, num
bering 25 women and 12 men, were
most enthusiastic over the United
States. They sailed on February 5
to England where they will spend
ten days before returning to South
Africa. This group is the largest
one that has so far come over to the
United States under the auspices of
the N. S. F. A. and through the
cooperation of the Confederation
Internationale des Etudiants, of
which both the National Union of
South African Students and the Na
tional Student Federation of Amer
ica are members. This is one more
method of promoting international
understanding among the youth of
the world.
Student Recital Given In
Thursday Music Hour
The School of Music of Salem
presented at the regular music hour
an interesting students’ recital. The
program consisted of several voice
numbers by Miss Newell and Miss
Phillips, two violin solos, one by
Miss McAnally and one by Miss Mc-
Claugherty, while the remainder
was made up of piano numbers
After hearing the lovely pieces
played by Elizabeth Andrews, Sal-
lie Hunter Ball, and El^iabeth Rop
er everyone is anxious to hear their
recitals to be given in the spring.
The progra
s follows:
Suggestions Discussed
In Presidents’ Forum
At a meetii.'g of Presidents’ Forum
last Monday night the suggestions
which were dropped in the boxes on
Salem day, were read and discussed.
These suggestions are being taken
into serious consideration by Dr.
Rondthaler, and the administration,
and all possible measures are being
taken for the carrying out of these
helpful suggestions.
Mazurka in A Minor Chopin
Miss Margaret Betts
Caro mio ben Giordano
Der Tod vmd das Madchen
Miss Blanche Phillips
Impromptu, op 28, No. 2
Miss Belle Denmark
En Bateau Debussy
Miss Sallie Hunter Ball
March of the Dwarfs Grieg
Miss Agnes Pollock
Ragamuffin Ireland
Miss Dorothy Thompson
Adagio from Octet Schubert
Miss Elizabeth McClaugherty
Maman, dites-moi Old French
The Robin’s Song White
Miss Lillyan Newell
Intermezzo No. 5 Schumann
Miss Elizabeth Roper
Singers Perform Before
Concord Audience
Negro Spirituals Particularly Well
Received; Tryon Is Next Stop
Concord, N. C., Feb. 18.—The
University of North Carolina Glee
Club arrived here this afternoon in
their special chartered bus and gave
a concert tonight in the High School
auditorium. They were enthusiasti
cally applauded by a large audience.
Repeated requests for encores
were received at the conclusion of
every number. The negro spirituals
were particularly popular, and
proved a relief from the singing of
the classical selections in the other
groups. The program was well
grouped, the folk songs of England,
the French and German carols, and
the songs from the Russian liturgy,
all combining to make a well bal
anced program. The songs by Wes
ley Griswold, baritone soloist with
the Club, and the piano selections
by Professor Kennedy were also
well received.
The Glee Club leaves tomorrow
for Tryon, to be followed on the
next night bv a concert in Athens,
From tlie number of applications
from alumni for permission to en
tertain the students here it was
decided by the Club to place two
members in each home. The officers
of the Club were given rooms in the
Nicaragua Subject of
Expanded Chapel Hour
Returned Missionary Gives Inter
esting Account of Life in Cen
tral Amcrtca
The speaker in the Expanded
Chapel Service on Wednesd iv morn
ing, Feb, 20, was Mrs, Annie Lee
Greenfield, who for several years ha:
rendered service in the mission field
in Nicaragua, Mrs, Greenfieh’
gave a very interesting account ol
the mission w’ork which is being dont
in this country, together with her
own experiences there.
She first told of how she cami
to go to Nicaragua to do missioi
work, and of the opportunity of
fered her as head of the Junio.
High School in Blueflelds. This
city, named for a pirate who used
to frequent the surrounding waters
is dirty and unsanitary, yet one
is fully compensated after seeing
the beautiful palm trees, flowers,
shrubs and moonlight. The natives
export bananas and coffee, and mine
gold for a living. The population
greatly exceeds the work to be done,
consequently the country is poverty
stricken. Living expenses are
high and there are many beggars
who are always seeking help from
the foreigners.
Health conditions in Nicaragua
are always bad. The rainfall is
heavy, being four times as great as
it is in the United States. Malaria,
a common disease among the na
tives, so weakens them that they
contract tuberculosis. They are
very superstitious and think these
diseases arc caused by some
spirit, so instead of spending money
on good medicines and physicians
they go to the witch doctors to be
cured. The unsanitary way in which
food is handled is another cause of
much sickness.
There are many races of people in
Nicaragua, among them being Span
ish, Creoles, Chinese and a small
percentage of Europeans and North
Americans. Mrs. Greenfield’s work
was done chiefly among the Creoles.
There is a great opportunity for
mission work among these people,
she stated, since their are few schools
and the teachers are incompetent.
There are a few Catholic schools,
but the tuition is high and the ma
jority of children would have no
chance of an education if it were
not for mission schools. The work
of the Junior High School is to train
teachers to go out and take part ir
educating the vast number of illit
erate children. It takes a long timt
to train these girls since they must
be able to teach from the first to
the sixth grade, sew, cook, teach
Sunday school and conduct other
religious services. The mission
Nicaragua, according to Mrs, Green
field, is doing a great work, but there
is still a wonderful opportunity for
further advancement.
Freshmen Give Y W.
Vesper Program
Interesting Program Presented On
Sunday Evening.
Those attending Y. W. Vespers
Sunday evening enjoyed a most de
lightful program given by members
of the Freshman class. Mary Vir
ginia Pendergraph read the Scrip
ture, after which Mary Mitchell
Norman led in prayer. Wilhelmina
Wohlford beautifully sang, “Come,
Ye Blessed,” and Mary Elizabetli
Meeks gave a reading, “The Mirror
of Friendship,” that made everyone
wonder if she were twisted or the
lop-sided friend. The last article on
the program was Edgar Guest’s well
known and loved poem, “Be a
Friend,” read by Alice Conrad,
Mystery Play Presented
At Pierrette Meeting
Darkness—taps—whistling wind-
rocking tables—cold fingers—a
crouching figure—groans— screams
—a crash—horrible laughter—and
then—silence. Thus ran the ghost
play presented by the English For
um class at the regular meeting of
the Pierrette Players on last Thurs
day. “The Dweller in the Dark
ness,” by Reginald Berkeley was the
clever and spooky play which was
given. The scene was laid in a
haunted card room where a country
family - and some of their friends
were engaged in a bridge game.
Merely for experiment they decided
to have a seance, and the spirit who
habitated the room returned through
a medium, who was the hostess, “to
punish the folly” of one of the card
players. After many unknown raps,
weird sights, and unusual happen
ings, Mr, Mortimer, who met every
movement of “The Dweller in the
Darkness” with a scoff and a nat
ural explanation, was found lying
on the floor—without a face.
So realistically was the play pro
duced that, when the lights flashed
on to announce the end, the entire
audience was in a state of excite
ment and suspense.
The cast was as follows:
Mrs, Vyner Mary Brewer
Phillis Vyner Frances Hancock
Henry Charlotte Grimes
Mr. Mortimer Marion Bloor
Mr. Vyner Jane Harris
Professor Urquhart
Margaret Ha.i.i^'^r
Freshmen to Publish
Next Issue of Salemite
A great surprise is in store for
all enthusiastic Salemite readers!
Next week the Freshman class is to
have complete charge of editing the
paper, and elaborate preparations
on foot for a “bigger and bet-
(Continued on Page Four)
Carolina to Have
Daily “Tar Heel”
The Carolina Magazine Will Be
Literary Supplement to News
paper on Sunday
The students of Chapel Hill Uni
versity voted for the Carolina Mag
azine to be combined into a literary
supplement to the new Daily Tar
Heel, Thursday, February 7, How
ever, the magazine is to retain its
identity next year.
With an entirely separate staff to
write and edit the material for the
literary section, the supplement will
be issued every other Sunday morn
ing with the regular issue of the
Tar Heel. The editor of the sup
plement, who will be elected in the
general campus elections, will be
entirely independent of the Tar Heel
editor and his staff.
Two opposite viewpoints were
taken upon the magazine in ques
tion in the pre-election discussion of
the possibilities of the four sug
gested plans for financing the daily.
One group argued that the supple
ment would stimulate creative writ
ing on the campus, and that a much'
larger number of students would
write for the supplement than for
the Carolina Magazine as it is now.
Opposing this view was the minor
ity group, arguing that the literary
quality of the magazine would be
greatly impaired if it were incorpo
rated into a supplement to the Tar
Heel and that it would finally pass
out of existence.
New Books Added
to Library List
The following books have been
catalogued recently and are no-y
ready for use. Among these books
Bishop Rondthaler’s The Memora-
hilia of Fifty Years, 1877-1927, is
of particular interest. The Library
wishes to express appreciation and
thanks to the donor.
Rondthaler, E.—The Memorabilia
of Fifty Years, 1877-1927.
Terry, C. S.—J. S. Bach’s Hymn
Tunes for Congregational Use.
Saint-Pierre, J. H. B.—De Paul et
Boileau, N.—Oevres.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de—Se
lections from his works.
Barr e, J. M.—My Lady Nicotine.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de—
Don Quijote de la Mancha.
Dumas, Alexandre—The Count of
Monte Cristo.
Brcmfield, L.—The Strange Case of
M ss Annie Spragg.
Seidl, A.—The Music of the Modern
World—two volumes.
Edwards, E.—A Book of Shakes
peare’s Songs.
Lloyd, C. H.—Free Accompaniment
of Unison Hymn Singing.
Chamberlain, D. B.—Songs of all
the Colleges.
Chelsea Song Book.
Dowden, E.—New Studies in Lit
Blom, E.—The Limitations.
Maddy, J. E. and Giddings, T. P.—
Instrumental Class Teaching.
Hayes, G. R.—Musical Instruments
and their Music.
Scott, C.—The influence of Music
on History and Morals.
Hull, R. H.—Delius.
Dunhill, T. F,—Sullivan’s Comic
Bernard, Jean-Marc—Francois Vil
Wylli, Joseph—First Steps in Vo
cal Music.
Father Finn—Father Finn’s Carol
Knott, T. B.—Pianoforte Fingering.
French Ayres—Transcribed by Pet
er Warlock.
Sires, Ina—Songs of the Open
Binder, A. W.—The Jewish Year
Lindquist^ G. E. ^.—The Red Man
in the. United States.
Morrison, H. C.—The Practice of
Teaching in the Secondary Schools
McLester, J. S.—Nutrition and Di
et in Health and Disease,
National Society for the Study of
Education 2ith Yearbook.
Woofter, T. J,—Negro Problems in
Groves, E. R.—Social Problems of
the Family.
Brown, J. C,—The Ethics of George
Eliot’s Works.
Milsand, J.—Robert Browning.
Hornbostel, E. M. von—African Ne
gro Music.
Mathematics Club Holds
Regular Meeting
Interesting Account of Great Phil
osophers Prominent in Field
of Science
The Mathematics Club met Wed
nesday afternoon in the Alice Clew-
ell living room. Selma Crews,
president of the club, was in charge
of the meeting. Sallie Heggie gave
a short talk about “Aristotle,” a
great philosopher who was interest-
•.d in the historical development of
science. A talk about “Thales,” the
person who introduced geometry in
to Greece, was made by Mildred
Biles. Margaret Masten spoke
about Ptolemy, who was a great
Alexandrian astronomist, Velleda
James told the club about Plato, a
Greek philosopher who established
a great academy, A pleasant social
period, conducted by Daisy Litz,
ended the meeting.

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