SCIENCE EXHIBIT olli? mrnm SALEM BROADCAST WINSTON-SALEM, X. C., SATLRDAY, xVOVKMBER 9, 19; Opera and Its Development Dean Vardell Discusses Verdi And Gounod at Music Hour At Music Hour last week Mr. Vardell continued his lectures on the history of opera with a discussion of Verdi and Gounod. Guisseppi Verdi was born near liusseto in Italy, in 1813, the son of an innkeeper. His life is the usual story of a struggle with pov erty and finally success. In all his works, his vivacity and sincerity are Ills most outstanding traits., His early works are not at all revolu tionary, but as he grows older and more experienced his operas show more expression and less form and . are characterized by a continuous ar tistic growth. The works of a life time seem to culminate in “Falstaff,” written when the composer was eighty years old. It is often called his best and most youthful work. Although Vtrdi composed a number of operas, only a few of them are presented today. In IS.'SI he began the production of a series of operas beginning with “Rigoletto,” followed by “II Trov- atore” and “The Masked Ball” in 18r).‘i. In these he throws off con ventions entirely and writes in a truly dramatic and expressive style. It seemed that Verdi was always having trouble with the censors. It- .dy at that time was in the midst of political disturbances, and Verdi be ing a strong patriot, naturally ex pressed his views in his operas. The patriotic scenes or songs which he used would cause such tremendous demonstrations that the Austrian po lice finally decided to censor his op eras. Quite often then, it was nec essary to cut out parts or even change the 0]>era completely. “The Masked Ball” was originally called “(iustaff III.” It was the story of revolution and of the assassination of a king. This opera was immedi ately banned and was not allowed to be produced until the setting and characters were changed. The set- (Continued on Page Three) Mathematic Club Holds Meeting Ruth Fogleman Gives Talk on Value of Mathematics At the regular meeting ol the Mathematics Club, Wednesday night, Ruth Kllen Fogkman made a talk on “The Practical Value of Mathe matics.” There is no subject, except the use of the mother tongue, which is so intimately connected with every day life as is mathematics, W^ierever we turn in these days of iron, steam and electricity, we find that mathematics has bein the pioneer, and guarantees the results. Were the backbone of mathematics removed, our material civilization would inevitably col lapse. However, to the large majority of people its importance, though great, is indirect, and the average citizen has but little need of mathematical facts or even opportunity to use them beyond the merest elements of arithmetic. This is undoubtedly true, though the remark would apply with equal force to every other subject of study. Mathematics is valuable for the continguity that the pupil in the fu ture may take up an occupation re quiring knowledge of the subject in question. This value is marked, be cause there is a large and growing number of occupations which re quire a knowledge of mathematical results. Mathematics is a type of thought which seems ingrained in the human mind, which manifests itself (Continued on Page Three) Salem College “Tunes In” On Music Program Home Talent Is Displayed In Wednesday Chapel Service At Expanded Chapel Wednesday morning, the students of Salem Col lege listened in on a radio program, minus the radio. Dr. Rondthaler was the announcer. He said he would try to make the same mistakes in pronunciation that the announcer of the Salem program made at W. B. T., but added that the audience would have to imagine the static. He was undecided as to whether it was caused by scraping bricks together or ringing fire bells or a combination of both. He called the different se lections and composers, as well as the girls’ names, without making any new mistakes. With Dean Var- dell’s help Dr. Rondthaler succeeded in calling Millicent Ward Millic- Ward. The program was as lows: “Luxemburg Gardens” from the Sketches of Paris (Kathleen Ban ning) and “Bird of Love Divine, (Wood), vocal solos by Annie. Sue Sheets; “On Wings of Song” (Men delssohn) and “Fraskita,” a Span ish dance (Lehan), Miss Hazel Hor ton Reid, violinist; “Calm as tht N'ight” (Bohm), and “The Sun” ((?urran), by Miss Elizabeth Rond thaler; Griegg’s “Nocturne,” and John Ireland’s “Ragamuftin,” piano solos by Dorothy Thompson; “By the Waters of Minnetonka,” (Licur- ance) and “Li’l Jasmine Bud,” from Bayou Songs (Eily Strickland), vo cal solos by Millicent Ward; Schu bert’s “Ave Maria,” by Miss Reid: “La Boheme,” (Puccini), sung bj Wilhelmina Wohlford. Dr. Rondthaler introduced each number in the same way as if the artists were at W. B, T. The only differences were that there was no static, and the program was not be ing broadcasted from Station W. B. T. Salem students feel that they are ahead of those who heard the pro gram the other night. Those that heard the Salem girls over the radio only heard it once, while the stud ents of Salem college were allowed to hear it broadcasted twice—( with a radio and once without radio. The program ended in the usual way- “We will now have the rect time. It is exactly eleven utes past twelve o’clock.”' Senior Play to Be Re-staged Nov. 15th “The Hiddan Guest” to Be Presented at Reynolds Auditorium Next Week The success of the senior play, “The Hidden Guest,” presented last Saturday evening in Memorial Hall, has prompted the actors to try for further laurels in the dramatic world. It has been definitely ranged to present the play on Friday evening, November 1.5, in the Rey nolds Mtmorial Auditorium under the auspices of the Girls’ Athletic Association of the city high school, and efforts are being made to pre sent it at Davidson College some time in the future. At the first presentation of the play the audience, which was drawn as much from the outside world, that is. the residents of Winston- Salem and. especially, of Carolina and Davidson, as from the college, filled Memorial Hall to its limit, bringing with it an appreciable si of money. The applause and favi able comment which was heard from all sides after the final curtain sig nified the favor which “The Hidden (iuest” had met from the audience and prompted the players to go new fields. HARK! All students and faculty members are hereby urged to advertise losses and findings through The Salemite. Hence forth this paper will feature a “Lost and Found” column, for vour convenience. Anyone who wishes to contribute will please leave a note—containing the essential information—in The Salemite office, or in room 214, A. C. B. —The Editor. Sigma Om'crcn Alpha Has Regular Meeting Debating Club Argues Subject Pertaining to Athletics Tuesday Night An interesting debate was the main feature of the program of Sig ma Omicron Alpha, Salem’s deb.iting society, Tuesday night, Novembet •'>. Helen Lewis and Lucy Woolwine on the the affirmative, and Virginia Bass and Frances Douglas, on the negative, engaged in a lively tongue battle on the subject: “Resolved, That this audience is agreed that Sa lem College should have intercollegi ate sports.” The judges finally de cided that the negative side ))roduced the better debate. F'ssie Hendricks and Beulah Mae Zachary criticized the arguments. Then there was some discussion as to whether Sigma Omi- cion Alpha should join the Inter collegiate Debating Society. How ever, no definite decision was made. After the chairman of the Program Committee presented the plan of programs for the next quarter, the meeting was adjourned. Athena Compourakis Wins Van Dyke Prize Proficient Salem Clerk Re ceives Reward For Large Sales In chapel, on Wednesday of this week, I'.leanor Willingham read the following excerpt from a letter ^ ten by Mr. C. W. Van Dyke: “W'e are pleased to enclose check payable to Miss Athena Cam-' jiourakis, which represents the prize we offered to the Salem College student working in the Department whic hshowed the largest increase ‘ sales over Junior League Day, stag ed March 19th. We find that Miss Campourakis was responsible for a larger total sales. “We shall always remember with much pleasure ‘Salem College Day,’ as well as the interest and enthusi asm shown by the student body in She then presented the prize, a ten-dollar check, to Athena Campou rakis, amid the applause of the audience. I. R. S. HAS FIRST MEETING OF YEAR On Thursday evening at 9 o’clock I. R. S. held its first meeting of the year in the campus living room of Alice Clewell Building. Miss Ger trude Dickhut, superintendent of the nurses at the City Memorial Hospital, gave a very interesting talk on “Mental W^orry.” She point ed out some excellent thoughts. Blanche Phillips and Millicent Ward sang solos. Refreshments consisting of tea and sandwiches brought the delightful evening to a close. Artists Give Fine Concert Mr. and Mrs. Rasely Sing Colonial Songs in Cos tume; Heard by Crowd Mr. and Mrs. George Rasely, formerly of this, city, but now of New York City, completely capti vated an unusually large audience with their concert in Memorial Hall. Mr. Rasely’s tenor voice blended beautifully with Mrs. Rasely’s clear soprano as they sang group after group of songs, many of them old English melodies and early Ameri can compositions. Two of the num bers were composed by Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and were discov ered in a library in Washington by Mr. Rasely. The artists possessed that qual ity of personality which immediately attracted the audience so that they were recalled for encores after al most very group of songs. The second half of the program was given in costume. Mrs. Rasely wore a Colonial costume of cream satin with a tremendous hoop skirt ind all accessories to match. Mr. Rasely was dressed in rose velvet with much lace and gold trimming. Both wore white wigs. The other costumes which were of a later pe riod consisted of green satin and pink roses for Mrs. Rasely and grey pants and rose coat for Mr. Rasely. These costumes fitted w'ell into the early American setting. As they sang one of the old songs Mrs. Rasely busied herself most convinc ingly at the old spinning wheel while her husband munched an ap ple in the corner. The clever pan tomime pleased the audience im mensely and added variety to the program.’ On the whole, Mr. and Mrs. Rase ly combined a keen appreciation of their art with a winning personality, thus producing an unusually fine The concert w'as sponsored by the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Home Mo ravian Church. Sophomore Class Conducts Vespers S3Cond Year Students Have Charge of Sunday Y. W. Service The Vesper program last Sunday evtning was in charge of the Soph omore Class. The service was be gun with a hymn. Then Winifred Fisher read a passage from the scriptures, and Kitty Brown led in prayer. Mary Elizabeth Meeks gave a reading selected from Qtiiet Talks on Power, by S. C. Garden, saying: “God is seeking men in whom to set up a sort of headquar ters here on earth, and is asking us if He has sought for us and we have failed Him. After this talk, Martha Pierce read the poem God. The service was concluded with a hymn and the Y. W. Watchword. SENIORS WIN EFFICIENCY CUP The seniors came through with fifty per cent in the Efficiency Cam paign last week. The . freshmen scored forty-six per cent, and the juniors forty per cent. The sophomore class is the only I’lass that has not won the cup this vear. Each class should work for it because the class that wins the L'up the greatest number of times during the year keeps it at the end. This is a challenge to the sopho- Science Department Stages Exhibition Science Laboratories Filled With Sight-Sseing Throngs Friday Evening The third annual science exhibit was given in the laboratories of Sa lem College from 7:30 until 10 o’clock Friday evening, November 8. Members of the studeiit body and the faculty were present to receive the visitors and conduct them through the exhibition. The public was in vited and refreshments were served. The majority of both the college and academy, as well as many profes sional men and other visitors of the Twin City, attended. The exhibition was under the aus pices of the Science Club and the science department, and comprised a complete presentation of the work of the department. The more inter esting pieces of apparatus were shown, as well as analysis in pro- The exhibition offered an excel lent opportunity for the general pub lic to see what is being done in the scientific world. Mr. Higgins es pecially invited professional men to see the new pieces of apparatus that have been recently added. The sci ence department keeps in closest touch with all developments in its field and its laboratories represent the most complete possible arrange ment of equipment. An addition to the science build ing has just been completed and oc cupied. It includes a private labo ratory; fume-proof stockroom and dark room, the use of which, Mr. Higgins stated, is proving most ad vantageous to the department, in that it provides some much needed space for expansion of the work of the science gwup. The plan of having the science exhibition inaugurated by Mr. Hig gins has been adopted by two other colleges. Besides Salem College, it is held only at two other places, so far as known-. State College at Ra leigh and Bates College at Lewiston, Maine, hold annual exhibitions. Representatives Enjoy Greensboro Play Day Salem Delegates Give Ac count of Amusing Ath letic Conference Running, jumping, slipping and falling—all these activities were in progress when Salem delegates ar rived at N. C. C. W. on Saturday. Soccer, hockey, tennis, swimming and barnyard golf were very much in evidence. Everyone was exerting herself, for it was play day. Everywhere athletes, in varied and marvelous types of physical ed’ suits, were hurrying hither, thither, and even yon. Judging from the reports that the natives of this campus brought back the sporty at tire attracted their attention more than the sports. A freshman re marked that if Miss “At” would ar ray herself in one particular model which was displayed on the field she should thereby furnish added, in fact unbounded, inspiration to her gym’ classes. Later in the afternoon, the “play ers” enjoyed a campfire supper, and afterwards—a novel entertainment. Altogether the day was a success; and the delegates reported an ex ceptionally good time. HOUSE PRESIDENTS Julia Brown Jennings, has been elected Junior Hall house president; Elizabeth Strowd is house president for Alice Clewell Building; Mar garet Smith for Society Hall, and Catherine Moragne for Lehman Hall.