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Salem College
Gets Bequests
Miss Amy Van Vleck Remem
bers Salem College in Will;
Synod Closes; Board of
College Trustees Elected
Announcemerit of bequests in the
will of the late Miss Amy Van
Vleck, which will mean that Salem
College and Academy will rceive ap
proximately $12,000, was the out
standing feature of tlie closing ses
sion of the Triennial Synod of the
Moravian Church, South, at Home
Moravian Church, Wednesday night,
November 20.
H. E. Fries, one of the executors
of the will, paid a tribute of respect
to the late faithful member of the
church, stating that her will had pro
vided generously for all items in
which the meeting was interested.
Mr. Fries said that her life was an
exemplary one and her impression
was of the very best among the
youth with whom she had been sc
long associated.
In the day sessions Colonel F. H.
Fries recommended that a fund of
$300,000 be raised for further devel
opment of Salem College. This rec
ommendation set forth three main
items to be considered in the admin
istration of the fund when it is
raised. These items were endow
ment, a gymnasium, and a central
building. These tentatively outlined
plans did not in any way affect the
present building program which is
under way for Salem Academy.
Of particular interest was the
election of trustees under the new
schedule which allows for a num
ber of the body to retire at the end
of each three-year period. The fol
lowing body was elected: F. II
Fries Mrs. Louise B. Haywood, Mrs
Agnes S. Shaflfner, F. A. Fogle, and
C. N. Siewers, to retire in 1932, R.
I). Shore, I-ouis Owen, Dr. Edmund
Schwarze, W. F. Shaffner and John
Fries Blair, to retire in 1935, and
the Right Rev. Edward Rondthaler,
Clarence A. Shore, Dr. Fred Pfohl,
R. Arthur Spaugh and DeWitt Ha-
mon, to retire in 1938.
Thanksgiv’ng Program
At Vesper Service
Musical Numbers and Appro
priate Readings Feature
Sunday Y. W. Vespers
Last Sunday the Y. W. C. A.
vesper service was begun in the ac
customed order with a hymn, a scrip
ture reading by Mary Elizabeth
Meeks, and a prayer by Elizabeth
Marx. The spirit which pervaded
the service was appropriately one of
thanksgiving and praise. A choral
interpretation of “Invocation,” was
particularly beautiful. After this,
Anna Preston read a thought-provok
ing article on the importance of be
ing thankful every day. She conclud
ed with a poem by Margaret E.
Sangster, “November Prayer”:
I like to watch the leaves that dance
Upon November trees;
I like to hear the way they laugh
Their answer to the breeze.
I like the gallant gowns they wear
Of gold and scarlet made—
I even like the way they fall,
So crisp—so unafraid!
They lend my soul a little prayer.
They make me, softly, say:
“When autumn comes into my life,
I^et me be brave and gay . . .
God, give me grace to laugh and
As to the branch I cling.
And let me wear a vivid dress.
And dream of youth—ai
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Dr. Rondthaler At
Thanksgiving Service
Conducts Y. P. M. On Wed
nesday; Interesting and
Impressive Occasion
An appropriate and impressive
service was conducted by Dr. Rond
thaler at Y. P. M. Wednesday, No
vember 27. A beautiful McDowell
selection “1620,” was played by
Dean Vardcll. McDowell, an emi
nent composer, and a teacher of the
late Dean Sliirley, has left a col
lection of sea pieces. “1620” is Mc
Dowell’s interpretation of the voy
age of the “Mayflower.”
Dr. Rondthaler opened his address
of the morning with the reading of
the Thanksgiving proclamations of
the President and North Carolina’
governor. President Hoover’s proc
lamation called attention to the
many God-bestown blessings for
which we should direct especial
prayers and thanks.
In this document he said, “As
surance of peace at home and abroad
have been strengthened and en
larged. Progress has been made in
disaster preventions. Enlighten
ment has grown apace in new reve
lations of scientific truths and in
diffusion of knowledge. Childhood is
measureably more sccure. New ex
perience and new knowledge in many
fields has been recorded from which
a deeper wisdom may grow. ' We
sliould accept these blessings with
resolution to devote them to the
services of Almighty God.” He pro
claimed Thursday, November 28, as
a national holiday and a day of
public prayer and devotion.
This document bears an impres
sion of Hoover, the pacifist and
friend to man, personality in the
thanks to God for a world wide in
clination to peace, for domestic
progressiveness, for absence of ca
lamity. Tlianksgiving is significant
as the only time that the government
gives emphatic and national sanction
of personal and group devotion. He
couneiled and invited all to be mind
ful of those who suffer some peculiar
need or sorrow, especially widows
and orphans.
Here Dr. Rondthaler reviewed the
condition of North Carolina’s orph
anages and their dependence on the
public. “Childhood or infancy,” he
said, “in orphaned conditions car
ries the greatest human appeal to
which hearts give answ'cr.”
Governor O. Max Gardner in his
Thanksgiving proclamation said,
“The people of the State should be
especially thankful that the con
fusion and conflict arising from the
disturbed industrial conditions now
prevalent are disappearing and that
there are signs of returning prosper
ity. The industries, long hesitant,
are on a sound financial basis, and
signs of a returning prosperity are
already beginning to appear. In
spite of the confusion coming from
the fundamental transition now in
existence, my faith in the ultimate
ability of employers and employees
to reach an understanding based on
mutability and good will is undimin
ished. We should be thankful for the
courage and sincerity of purpose
with which our people are facing
their problems. I firmly believe that
this spirit of practical Christianity
and unswerving devotion to the
highest interests of North Carolina
will dissolve every conflict and
ment our state into one large fam
Gardner is thinking of textile and
domestic disorders whose extent is
almost unfathomable. Is this con
fusion illustrating a world-wide dis
order or is it an outburst of local
disorders? Are we entering into an
era of disorder making want and
sorrow more prevalent? Suddenly
confronted with what has always
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Salem Faculty
Gives Recital
Three Gifted Members of the
School of Music Heard
This Week
Three gifted members of the fac
ulty of Salem College School of
Music were heard Monday night
Memorial Hall in a recital of excep
tional beauty. Miss Viola Tucker,
pianist. Miss Hazel Horton Read,
violinist, and Ernest Schofield,
baritone, presented a program which
measured up to the highest stand
ards of musicianship.
The first number was Beethoven’s
Sonata, op. 2, No. 3. Throughout
the different movements Miss Tucker
displayed marked emotional capacity
and a fine command of tone quality.
Miss Read next made her ap
pearance and delighted the audience
with her artistic performance of the
“P'inale Marziale” from Vieuztempi'
Concerto in D Minor. She played
this difficult peice with great
and achieved a brilliant climax.
Miss Tucker’s second group open
ed with the Brahms Ballade op. 10,
No. 1 (“Edward”) and she entered
thoroughly into the mood of this
profound composition. In her inter
pretation of Schumann’s “Vogel als
Prophet” Miss Tucker gave a charm
ing imitation of the bubbling song of
the forest warbler and, at the same
time, caught and conveyed to her
listeners the deep prophetic note
which underlies the entire composi-
“Minstrels,” by Debussy, was a
most delicious number, brimming
over with a spirit of fun and brav'
ado. Miss Tucker brought her group
to a close with Debussy’s “Jardins
Sous la Pluie” in which she achieved
a lovely variety of tone color.
A delightful group of songs, con-
tiibated by Mr. Schofield, displayed
to excellent advantage the richness
and depth of his splendid baritone
voice. Mr. Schofield is well-known
as head of the Voice Department of
Salem College School of Music and
he was heard with great interest.
In his opening number, “Je Ne
Veux Pas Autre Chose,” by Widor,
the excellence of his F'rench diction
and the emotional depth of liis in
terpretation were the outstanding
elements. The Piper of Dundee,”
which followed, was sung with rare
zest and waS enthusiastically re
ceived by the audience. “I Love
Life,” by Mana-Zucca, brought the
group to a splendid climax.
The accompanists for the recital
were Misses I’rances Jarratt and
Dorothy Thompson, both of whom
played in a most artistic manner.
The climax of the entire program
was reached when Miss Tucker, ac
companied by Dean C. G. Vardell,
Jr., at the organ, gave the Ruben-
stein Concerto 4, op. 70. This, a
work of the first magnitude in
breadth, musical significance and
technical difficulty, was most skil
fully presented. Miss Tucker
equal to every demand and ros
great artistic heights in her per
formance of this extremely brilliant
—Twin-City Sentinel.
Academy Presents
“The Rivals”
English Department Sponsors
Play in Memorial
According to an established cus
tom, Salem Academy presented a
play as Tlianksgiving night enter
tainment. This year the piece
Sheridan’s “Rivals,” sponsored by
the Academy English Department,
and ably directed by Miss Eleanor
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Girls HearKreisler
Perform in Charlotte
Miss Read and Group of Stud
ents Attend Concert By
Noted Violinist
A most enjoyable break was made
in the general routine of things
Thursday, November 21, when twen-
ty-five of the student body journeyed
to Charlotte to hear Fritz Kreisler,
the famous violinist. The trip was
sponsored by Miss Hazel Horton
Read who chartered a special bus for
those girls wishing to take advantage
of this wonderful opportunity.
The group arrived in Charlotte at
such a late hour that the doors of
the S. and L. Cafeteria had to be
held open for them by request, thus
placing the whole cafeteria at their
disposal. Here they feasted gaily,
and were told that Fritz Kreisler,
himself, had lunched there most lux
uriously on pigs knuckles and sauer
The concert was given in the new
Charlotte Armory. The artist, too
great to be lauded and praised by
any humble pen, played to a most
appreciative audience a program that
well displayed his perfection of tech
nical skill and singing sweetness of
tone. He played with a combina
tion of ease and strength that com
pletely charmed his hearers, and sat
isfied their persistent applause with
several lovely encores.
The program:
Mrs. Wilson-Greene
Fritz Kreisler, violinist
New Armory, Thursday Evening,
November 21st, 8:30 p. m.
1. Concerto, D-minor—Bach.
2. Concerto, D-Major,
Allegro Moderato
Andante (Canzonetta)
Allegro vivacissimo.
3. (a) Shepherd’s Madrigal,
(Old German) Kreisler
(b) Gypsy Caprice—Kreisler
(c) Piece en foune de Haban
(d) Jeta—De Falla-Koch-
(e) Danse Espagnole,
(From La Vida Breve)
Carl Lamson, Accompanist.
“The Hidden Guest” is going to
be presented for the third time this
season at Davidson College Satur
day night. It is sponsored by the
Davidson Dramatic Club which has
offered a fifty-fifty guarantee and
all expenses paid.
It promises to be a big week-end
at Davidson, according to Mr. John
Z. Preston, dramatic manager, fol
lowing the Duke-Davidson game
and the cast is looking forward to
this event with greatest pleasure.
The Davidson Dramatic Club has
co-operated very heartily with the
Senior Class and Salem appreciates
their interest.
There has been a change in the
cast. Red Turner will take the part
of Hubner, the convict, in the place
of Mr. Lewis, who is spending the
holidays at his home in South Caro-
N.C.C.P.A. Convenes
At Lenoir-Rhyne
Delegates Report Entertaining
Programs and Interesting
Business Meetings
The North Carolina Collegiate
Press Association met at Lenoir-
Rhyne College at Hickory November
21, 22, 23. There were present rep
resentatives from the publications of
Duke, Carolina, State, Meredith, N.
C. C. W., Wake Forest, E. C. T. C.,
Lenoir Rhyne, Queen’s, G. C., High
Point College and Salem.
The convention opened with an in
formal tea which the delegates en
joyed after registration. That night
the Kiwanians of I (ickory gave a
banquet at the Country Club. Fri
day morning informal discussion
groups were held in which the edi
tors and business managers, and their
assistants, discussed the problems
peculiar to their campuses and pa
pers. On Friday afternoon Lenoir-
Rhyne College played a football
game against Erskine, in spite of
the snow and hail and slush. An
other banquet was given Friday night
by the Hickory Daily Record, at
which such interesting features as
Yo-Yo contests, quartets, and solos
were enjoyed. A hosiery mill of
Hickory gave a pair of hose to each
girl as a souvenir. Each boy receiv
ed a walking stick. The discussion
groups were resumed after a general
business meeting. The convention
ended with luncheon in the college
dining room. The convention closed
with the invitation to meet at High
Point College in High Point next
Yesterday saw the close of the
football season in the collegiate
world, barring, perhaps two or three
intersectional games that may be
played. The sports editors had the
business of figuring the relative
standings of the different teams right
up to start of the games yesterday.
This morning they will no doubt tell
the gridiron fans who’s who in the
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Class Yells and Songs
Presented In Chapel
Y. P. M. in Charge of College
And Class Cheer Leaders
Last Week
Y. P. M. held last Wednesday
morning proved to be one of the
most interesting of the year. A short
chapel was held during which the
Pierrette Players represented by Ed-
itli Kirkland presented to the college
sixty dollars made by the presenta
tion of “The Importance of Being
Earnest.” This sum has been added
to the Living Endowment Fund.
Following chapel the meeting was
in charge of Mary Brewer, college
cheer leader, who conducted the song
contest. The four classes presented
their respective songs which were
judged upon their words, tune, pre
sentation, and pep. In addition each
group gave class yells. Mr. Ernest
Schofield, one of the judges, an
nounced the final decision in favor of
the Freshman class.
The biggest “hit” of the morning
was the jazz orchestra (newly or
ganized by the Athletic Association)
whose offerings were received most
enthusiastically and even uproarious
ly by the student body. Its conduc
tor, Sue Jane Mauney, proved her
self capable of obtaining the best
results from her fourteen players.
The snare drummer, “Babe” Silver-
stein, featured in several numbers
with marked success.
With each yell and song the high
spirits of all present steadily in
creased and the hall was filled with
the echoes of real pep such as Salem
has never seen excelled.
The students all joined in singing
that old-time favorite, “Back to Sa
lem,” also the new school song and
the “Alma Mater.” The orchestra
played a military march as recession
al; and the meeting disbanded ready
in spirit for the athletic baiiquet on
Saturday. This is the song which
won in the contest:
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