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Miss Chase Woodhouse
Talks About Vacations
Speaker in Y. P. M. Gives Helpful
Vocational Hints
; What business or what profession
^re girls going into whpn they finish
lollegef .How many have a definite
■Work in view? Very few, indeed
and in order to remedy this condi
tion many vocational guidance or
ganizations have been formed. Miss
Chase Going Woodhouse of the In
stitute of Women Professional Re-
iations, with headquarters at N. C.
C.'W.;' talked most interestingly and
instructively of Women in business
and/professions, during Y. P. M.
this week..
The Institute of Women’s Profes-
sionaL Relations was founded three
years ago by a group of women gath
ered together at Washington. The
organization is doing a number of
things to aid the college student and
business, woman. It is a central
place of information, a sort of elear-
iiig house where colleges may get
in touch with each other. Correct
courses are drawn up for girls who
oKpect to enter a profession. A
gwl should know, even as early as
her fr£shman year in college, what
site rs going to do, in order to take
the' correct courses. The Institute
helps students to decide upon a
profession and then maps out the
studies. Their work does not stop
With the college student but goes
csiit into the graduating field. Ree-
dfds are kept of what these women
nPC: doing. ■ Inquiries are made to
find O'dt what the business and pro-
les&jonal world wants, and thus
wUwe -Women may enter new fields
of -work.
Women of today are facing a new
situation. The woman of a hundred
wears ago has disappeared together
4ith her varied home duties of mak-
ihg cloth as well as bread, and of
doing countless other things that
tiday’to^donje in mills and factor
ies, so liiat ^ow woman must occupy
herself outside the home in order to
contribute to the family income.
There are eight and one-half million
\yomen woAefs at present, one mil-
Ijon being- in professions. Several
jfears ago one found very few work-
i|ig women over twenty-five years of
.•fc-e, while today'forty-two per cent
(Je older than this. Women have
become influential politically and are
lising this influence to better their
p’rofes'sioris aii'd occupations open to
\^oincn. There are about 10,000
^omen in real banking and there is
rboni for a much larger number.
I Department store work, such as
liuying and advertising, demanded
cpllege trained ^women; and the
field for Home Economics trained
siudents is almost limitless. They
Ijpld positions as journalists, writing
f|)r women’s magazines. In banks
■those who have learned something
i^out budgeting find good employ-
rbent, and are quite a help to the
ltousewiyes.1 Department stores are
4lso asfiritf for vifomen experienced
ii budgetfng. -
i The Home Economics student
reay find work in the educational and
sfeles industries. Tliey may even go
into the equipment fi^ld, selling e'ec-
tricJiome appliances.
. The.salarics.ofjhis group are usu
ally high, ranging from $1,300 to
$ilJ,000 a year, the . average being
Miss Wogdhouse summed up her
t|lk by;sayin^ that,more women are
j^oing into business every year, that
nirirc 'oeenpatrons- are opening and
is. becoming^more necessary for stud-
ejits to start preparing themselves
;»(5 early as possible for their life
Academy Presents
Shakespeare Comedy
Lower Campus Affords Appropriate
Natural Setting For Comedy
On Wednesday morning, the
eighth gtade of Salem Academy pre
sented scenes from “A Midsummar
Night’s Dream.” It is unfortunate
that a larger audience could not
•liave been privileged to witness this
rare interpretation, for it was well
worth seeing. Since the perform
ance began at eleven o’clock, thus
conflicting with Y. P. M., only a
limited number of spectators were
present, the Academy students and
Dr. Willoughby’s English Forum
The Lower Campus furnished a
realistic setting for this amusing
comedy of Shakespeare’s — more
amusing this time than heretofore.
Under the towering poplar trees, the
sylph-like faeries danced, Oberon
and Titania quarreled and made up
again; while the lovers, Lysander
and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena,
played at cross purposes. In tlie
same glade the. “rude mechanics”
seriously rehearsed their
gasped at Bottom’s unexpected
transformation into a whimsical ass,
and they happily performed their
“most lamentable comedy of Pyran-
ius and Thishe” for the reunited lov
ers before the night was spent.
The costumes were simple, but
nevertheless suggestive of the role
played by Bach character. Skil
fully ritted lingeries de I’hiver made
charming form-ravealing (with a
fashionable wrinkle at the knee)
lavender, rose, and green overalls
for the artisans. The grace of
Hermia’s pink-frilled gown was en-
lianecd by an alluring exposure of
several inches of white robe-de-nuit.
Particularly noteworthy was an
economical millinery innovation—
the green leaf liat which was Puck’s
crowning glory.
Still a.Tiotlier manifestation, of
the company’s ingenuity was the
transformation of iris-leaves into a
terrifying dagger for Lysander, wlio
wielded it with the skill and grace
of a fencing master.
All in all tlie performance was
dcliglitful. The eiglith grade is to
be congratulated.
Mother’s Day Program
At Vesper Service
At the weekly Y. W. Vesper serv
ice which was held in the campus
living-room of Alice Glewell build
ing last Sunday evening, the pro
gram embodied a beautiful obser
vation of Mother’s Day.
After Mary Elizabeth Meeks had
read an appropriate passage from
tlie Bible, concerning womanly vir
tues, Emily Sargent, Annie Sue
Sheets and Brownie Peacock sang a
trio, “Calm as the Night.” Then
Mary Brewer read a story, titled “A
Mother,” an illustration of the way
in which a woman, through her love
and thoughtful guidance, was able
to modify and re-direct the entire
life of her son, who was about to
make the grave mistake of becoming
a monk instead of fulfilling his mis
sion to be the Savior of the world.
Next on the program was a lovely
song, “Mother and the Home,”
which Mrs. LeGrande sympatheti
cally interpreted. Anna Preston
read a colorful little poem, “Home
Lights,” by Harry Lee. And Em
ily Sargcjit closed the program with
a very lovely violin solo, “Mother
Salem Gains Admission
To Literary Fraternity
National Order of Alpha Chi Alpha
Installs Lamha Chapter
It is a pleasure to announce that
Salem College has secured member
ship to the national literary fra
ternity, Alpha Chi Alpha. The lo
cal chapter, which will be complete
ly established next week, will be
the tenth in the United States.
Other chapters are located at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
Tenn.; Franklin College, Franklin,
Ind.; Florida State College, Talla
hassee, Fla.; Northwestern Univers
ity, Evanston, 111.; University of
Southern California, Beverly Hills,
Calif.; Colorado Agricultural Col
lege, Fort Collins, Colo.; Carnegie
Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Cornell University, Ithaca, N.
Y.; Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.
Among the eminent honorary mem-
orary members of Alpha Chi Alpha
are Zona Gale, Fanny Heaslip I^ea,
Mrs. Joyce Kilmer, Dorothy Can
field, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
The purpose of this fraternity is
to furnish an incentive to literary
composition, to promote at Salem
College the growth of and interest
in journalism and every phase of
literary effort.
Further information, and in fact
explicit details, as to the arms, meth
od of procedure, and requisites for
membership will be published in
The Salemite, September, 1929.
Charter members of the Lamba
chapter are; Dorothy Ragan, presi-
lent; Lucile Hassel, vice-president;
Margaret Ross Walker, secretary-
treasurer; Leo Wilder, Mary Brew
er, Mabel Mehaffey, Lessie Brown
Phillips, and Miss Elizabeth Lilly.
Salem Mathematicians
Hold Final Meeting
Cluh Hears Reports on the Relation
Of Mathematics to Modern Life
And Industry
A discussion of the relation of
matliematies to modern life and in
dustry featured the final meeting of
the Mathematics Club, which was
held Wednesday afternoon in the
campus living room of Alice Clewell
Before the program, the president,
Selma Crews, urged the members to
collect ideas and suggestions for the
improvement of the club during the
summer. Mildred Biles, in discuss
ing the uses of mathematics in ev
ery-day life, explained that without
this science, modern civilization
would collapse, for there would be
no time, monetary, or calendar sys
tems, and the conveniences of tele
phones, statistics and schedules
would be destroyed.
Katlierine Schlegel explained that,
although mathematics requires hard
sense, it is not wholly lacking in ro
mance and beauty, nor is it devoid
of a economic and social value, for
art and architecture are based upon
mathematical construction, while the
training in logic and research in the
science creates a psychological fac
tor in the rearing of good citizens.
Discussing the cultural value of
mathematics, Lucile Vest said that
true culture implied an understand
ing of all high science, but the in
dividual values of mathematics are:
the growth of competence of human
mind, the training in independent
thinking, the appreciation of logical
thinking, the retognition of funda
mental principles in science and sit
uations, and the common heritage of
math from many races.
Mathematics is the base of all
science, according to the report of
Margaret Brenecke; for, not being
worked by physical laws, it paves
the way for the progress of discov-
■eries in physics, chemistry and
biology, and underlies the principles
of engineering, architecture, and all
Miss Sallie Hunter Ball
In Graduating Recital
Salem Student Is Heard in Delight
ful Program
The last graduating recital to be
given this year took place last night
in Memorial Hall when Miss Sallie
Hunter Ball, pianist, of New Bern,
appeared before an enthusiastic
audience in a.program of exceptional
For several years Miss Ball has
been a student here majoring in pi
ano under the direction of Dean
Charles G. Vardell, Jr. Her suc
cessful presentation last evening of
the difficult program showed the
splendid result of their work to-
As her opening number, Miss
Ball played the beautiful Schubert
“Impromptu” in A flat. Her lovely
singing tone, her effective rubatos
gave distinction to the performance.
The Chopin “Nocturne” in F ma
jor which followed was played with
a quiet restraint interrupted only by
the vivid outburst of the contrasting
section. In the impressive Geisler
“Episode,” the young pianist achiev
ed a tremendous climax which
brought the first group to a brilliant
Miss Ball’s second group opened
with the Chaminade “Elevation.”
This inspiring composition was
beautifully played. The artistic
manner in which Miss Ball inter
preted the gradual, rising develop
ment of the lovely opening theme
was truly admirable. The Debussy
“En Bateau,” with its subtle har
monies and its continuous rhythmic
flow, showed a real appreciation of
the impressionistic style. In the at
tractive Godard “Pan Pastorale”
Miss Ball brought the delightful
group to a close.
The “Allegro con brio” movement
of the Beethoven “Concerto” brought
the entire recital to a brilliant cli
max. The orchestral accompani
ment effectively played by Dean
Vardell on the organ added decided
interest to the occasion.
The assistant artist on the pro
gram was Miss Mary Frances Cash,
well known in this city as organist
of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Fine Interest Shown
In Local Art Exhibit
Hundreds Visit Grand Central Art
Galleries Exhibit Daily
The Grand Central Art Galleries
exhibit in the Pilot Building is at
tracting a throng of interested spec
tators, according to all reports.
The exhibit contains almost every
subject one can think of, each a
real piece of art by an outstanding
artist. No matter what one likes
best in painting or sculpture, he will
find that subject well presented by
one of the artists, and the paintings
are in the original too.
Considerable interest is being
shown in the indication of favorite
paintings and sculptures as is indi
cated by votes cast the first two
days. “The Portrait of the Artist’s
Son” won first place among the pic
tures with forty-four votes, with
the “Peacock” which seemed to be
a great favorite with the school
children scoring a close second with
forty-one. Third place is taken by
“Myself,” with thirty-seven votes.
The “Frog Baby” is by far the
most popular sculpture, with a total
of eighty-four votes. The “Duck
Baby” is second and “The Plunger”
is third. A large number of visitors
failed to vote, saying that they could
not decide on a first choice.
Members of the Junior League,
sponsors, receive the visitors and
supply any information desired.
The exhibit is open each day from
9 to 5, and from 7 to 10, and on
Sunday afternoons. It will close
May 25. The public is invited to
attend and no charge is made.
Salem Singers Give
Voice Recital Monday
Pupils of Ernest L. Schofield Ap
pear in Delightful Program
Pupils of Ernest L. Schofield,
liead of the department of voice,
were heard in a song recital Monday
night in Memorial Hall. A large
and enthusiastic audience of music
lovers was present, and greeted the
singers with warm applause. An
interesting program of classic and
modern songs, operatic arias, lieder
and folk songs was presented. In
addition to the groups of solos, a
number of part-songs were sung by
Glee Club, appearing under the di
rection of Mr. Schofield for the first
The opening number of the pro
gram was sung by Mrs. M. A. Bow
ers, contralto. Her rendition of
Gluck’s famous aria “O Del Mio
Dolce Ardor,” was characterized by
a richness of tone-quality, which is
inherent in her voice, and by finely
modulated shades of expression.
Miss Lillyan Newell, soprano,
sang the aria “Je Veux Vivre,”
from Gounod’s “Romeo and Juli
ette.” Her interpretation of this fa
mous waltz song was spirited, and
her colorature work especially not
able.. Miss Newell also sang
Campbell-Tipton’s “Spirit Flower”
with telling eifect.
J. T. Morgan, baritone, presented
group of three songs: “The Asra”
by Rubinstein; “The Blind Plough-
by Clark^ and “Rolling Down
o,” by Edward German. Mr,
Morgan, possessed of a resonant
;, sang most artisticall. His in
terpretation of the difficult “Asra”
distinctive. The audience en
joyed especially, his spirited sing-
g in the final number.
Following this group, Mrs. J.
Russell Perkins, contralto, appeared,
singing with delightful effect, a di-
'ersified group. Her first number,
in old English song, was followed
by Jensen’s romantic “Lehn’ Deine
Wang.”* “Pleading” by Walter
Kramer, concluded this group. In
the singing of Mrs. Perkins, a
smooth velvety quality of voice was
particularly noticeable. Her inter
pretations were musical and full of
tonal beauty, and her sense of cli-
IX authentic.
Mrs. Audrey Clore Le Grand, so
prano, opened her group of solos
with “Bid Me Discourse,” by Bish-
“Only of Thee and Me,” by
ion Baner, an American com
poser, was followed by the famous
“Air of the Page,” from Meyer
beer’s “Les Hugenots,” that Mrs.
Le Grand delivered with great bril
liance and dramatic power. Her
singing, always effective, was fluent
and apparently without effort.
Slie achieved a real artistic suc-
ss and was accorded much ap
plause by the audience.
The Glee Club, under Mr. Scho
field’s leadership, added materially
to the success of the program. Two
groups of part-songs were presented.
Of these, “Invocation,” by Mana-
Zucca, and “Calm as the Night” by
Bohm, were especially effective. A
charming effect was achieved in
“When I was Seventeen, a Swedish
folk song with obligato solo by Miss
The chorus, carefully schooled in
matters of attack, tone quality and
shading, sang most artistically.
Careful attention to details of ex
pression, tonal balance and to eli-
was always in evidence. At all
s attentative to the authorative
leadership of Mr. Schofield, the sing
ers achieved excellent ensemble. The
audience was particularly pleased
with their work.

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