North Carolina Newspapers

    Saturday, October 3, 1931.
Page Three.
The following girls are going
Mt. Airy this week-end: Dorabelle
Graves, Mary Virginia Pendergraph
Nina Hoffman with Ann Meister a,
her guest, and Rachel Bray witl
Rebecca Thomas and Doris Kimel
as her guests for Sunday.
t hei
Emma Elizabeth Kapp is going to
her home in Bethania for Sunday
ivill visit her broth-
Marion Hadley will attend her
brother’s wedding in Burlingtor
(Continued from Page One.)
and Miss Mary Price is Treasurer.
Miss Mary Catherine Siewers is
chairman of the Program Committee
which plans the Sunday Vespers.
Miss Mary B. Williams, Chairn
.of Community Service, said tliat
pleasure is to make other people hap
py. Her committee visits the Old
Ladies’ and Childrens’ Homes twice
a month with a program of ei
tainment and amusement.
Miss Frances Caldwell, chair
of Social Study, proposes a group
to discuss social service to aid the
understanding and the meeting of
social problems. 'I’liis study which
will be informal, will serve t
background for social service. Miss
Caldwell expects to have the aid of
Miss Covington and outside speak
Miss Bebe Hyde is cliairmar
tile Social Committee which is
sponsible for the social life of the
Association. The Sunday afternoon
teas and those during exams are fea
tures of her program. Miss Hyde
ho})es to carry out plans for a n
cale and will gladly accept any
Miss Susan Calder is chairma
the Worship Committee, Rachel
Bray of the Music Committee, and
Sarah Horton of the Room Com-
Miss Zina Vologodsky considers
her Committee, World Fellowship,
to be the most important subdivision
of the Association. She says that
the work before has been insuffici
The girl chosen has carried out the
wishes and desires of the group. It
is up to the members what they do.
Miss Vologodsky proposed that the
group meet once a month to discuss
the literary works, the musical com
positions, and the lives of the great
m-en of different countries, and to
learn something of the country to
which they belong. She hopes that
the group may show the results of its
year’s work to the otliers by some
material means.
Miss Margaret Johnson is chair
man of the Student Volunteer group,
which is really a part of World Fel
lowship. It is for those who are
interested in Christian Missions. Two
girls from the group teach in colored
Sunday Schools on Sunday after
Miss Sarah I.insday, chairman of
the Publicity Committee sees that
posters announcing Vespers are on
the bulletin boards.
Miss Alice Stough invited every
one to come to the “Y” store which
is open from 10 until 10:15 in the
basement of Alice Clewell Building.
Miss Idol read the names of those
who are on the Advisory Board:
Miss Lawrence, Miss Lilly,'Miss Mc-
Anally, Miss Minnie Smith, Mrs.
Rondtlialer, Mr. McDonald, and Dr.
The program was then turned
over to the Social Committee, and
Bebe Hyde went “to get })art of it,”
which proved to be delicious ice
cream. Meanwhile, Mary B. Will
iams sang some charming numbers,
with Elizabeth Willis officiating at
the piano. Wanna Mary Huggins
and Rosalie Smith also played. At
Miss Lawrence’s suggestion, the
whole group joined in the singing of
popular and favorite songs.
By Night Mare
“Wliat ho, that gal Anna Preston
liere? And using liquid powder try
ing to acquire a shade of pink
match a dress for that next date with
Rob—claims it’s acne solution, eh
Has whole Student Government
troop come dowm for a conference
which terminates in a discussion of
whether it should prick ones consci
ence enough for Some People to
port themselves for smuggling food
into said Infirmary.
“All hail to the mighty Chief!”
Betty Boone, too exhilharated ov(
making Pierrettes, dives into swin
ming pool flat on stomach, is rescued
and carried to Infirmary. Sleep
day time and sings at night. “Touch
me, touch me not, that means you.”
Sara Lindsay slipped in on word
of honor that slie was sick—found
after tliree visits from Dr. Pfohl
be a plain case of incurable lazine
Dot Taylor, suffering under ovi
dose of studying comes staggering
in, sleeps, dreams that history is
t.'iken out of the Salem curriculum,
and leaves immediately.
Mary Drew Dalton, poisoned from
biting crimson finger nails, said
nails having been coated witli m
rocro-chrome, takes a C. R. C., r
vives, and is able to go home.
Variable climate here at Infirr
ary. Come down and enjoy yoi
“pet ])reference.” Writer has hot
water bottle while next door neigh
bor proudly rattles an ice cap.
Freshmen visitors walk around
fountain out front until dizzy, in
hopes of getting into Infirmary.
Reach door-way in time to learn that
visiting hours “are just over.”
Annie Zue May and Margaret
Ward try to escape hopping t
cise by making time with Miss
Likes. They sneak down witl
large red apple.
All residents are acquiring habit
of “early to bed makes a man w’
Otherwise they would be maniac;
happens this way—Academy girls
are accustomed to early hours, they
doze, moan, and then wait for
Green Room. 'I'ear your hair o
that please.
Dr. Pfohl arrives and calls for
patients. They are having their
evening meal. Excitement reigns
Girl No. One skips into office and
says: “Good morning. Doctor.”
(Girls take warning—here you
tlie effects of the influence of In
firmary and Man.)
Inmates are awakened in wee
small hours. Burglar? No. Girl
back from wild week-end with lip
swollen to twice normal size. No
be mentioned. Guess work
guaranteed when it hits.
Eleanor Idol, Freshman, Presi
dent of the “Y,” becomes popular
• night. Reported seen slipping
of Bitting in “P. Jays” at inde
cent hour of eight-forty-nine. Comes
to Infirmary and suffers ner
At a recent meeting of the Junior
Class, Miss Helen Hart Fuller was
chosen adviser to the class of ’33.
Miss Fuller, wlio succeeds Mrs.
Clialmers Glenn, Jr. as class adviser,
is Head of the Department of Pub
lic School Music and is a teacher of
Piano and Music AJjipreciation
Salem. She is a popular member of
the faculty, having taken an active
interest in campus affairs since
arrival at Salem.
(Continued from Page One.)
orderliness so that all people i
understand them.
Havelock Ellis, a modern thinker,
has said that there are two primary
groups of art: There is the group
in which one takes some stuff and
crcates out of it something tangible.
The arts of painting and of building
would eome in this group. Foi
stance, savages built homes for
themselves, and they also built altars
to their gods. The things in thi
group of art take up space, and one
created they are here for all timf
In the second group are the arts
which one expresses with one’s
sonality in living. Dancing, poetry,
narration, drama, and music an
this group. These arts occupy
space but time. Every time we
perience one of them, we must go
through the whole thing from begin
ning to end. For instance, dancing
must be experienced at the moment,
and dancing can be one of the i
pcrfeet arts.
Music, tlien is an art, and improv
isation also is an art. Dean Var-
dell expressed his belief that all arts
came first through improvisation.
Under the stress of a strong emotion,
man spontaneously danced, or
rated a great victory, or acted
something—he improvised. In
provisation there is the rapture of
experiencing something when it
comes to birth.
Mr. Vardell remarked that a few
days ago he had noticed some fresh
men dancing in the Alice Clewell
living room. And thus they were
improvising. Children often play
at being grown up, thus they are im
provising. Plays are often impro
vised. Scaramouche, in the motion
picture by the same name, joined a
company of improvisers. The mem
bers of the company fiad their story
in mind, but they improvised their
lines. In like manner some people
improvise poetry.
Music always has been and al
ways will be improvised. Some of
the most glorious music ever heard
was improvised.
Once when Bach was at Hamburg
he improvised wonderfully on
Dutch folk song. One listener sa:
that he had thought improvisation
lost art, but he now knew it to be
living art. It is said that B'eethovc
fantasied in a godlike manner on tl
diatonic scale and held his audience
spellbound for two liours. Cesar
Franck in the last century was once
given two themes, on one of which
he was to extemporize a fugue and
on the other a sonata. He extem
porized on both and created a double
Mr. Vardell said that improvisa
tion has now fallen largely into
disuse. A performer in an orchestra
used to improvise on a cadenza as
long as he wanted to, and the other
players would wait ■ for him. But
this is no longer the ease.
Improvisation can be like a jelly
fish—without form. Anyone who
knows a little bit of harmony can
play on and on, just as some people
talk on and on and never say any
thing. Improvisation to be great,
however, must have form.
Improvisation is necessary in some
church services. An organist often
has to fill in gaps in the service and
to modulate from one key to an
other. For instance, after the of-
fertary sentence, while the collec
tion is being taken up, the organist
must fill in to keep the pennies
dropping in the plate from being
heard. And he must work towards
the key in which the anthem, which
will next be sung, is written.
Of course, people can plan a com-
|)0siti0n and then pretend to im
provise. It is said that some ladies
once begged Liszt to improvise for
them. Rossini, who was a sardonic
sort of fellow, was present, and he
told Liszt to improvise that pretty
composition wliich he had improvised
twice before.
A musician may start an improvi
sation with a definite theme, but he
w'ill play witli spontaneity. Yet, by
keeping regular rhythm and by re
peating the theme, he will give his
composition unity. Since a musician
when improvising cannot think, but
has to do, you cannot expect ii
provisations to have the polish of
other compositions. Beethoven almost
sweated blood when composing.
Yet he held people spellbound by
his improvisations.
Mr. Vardell, in his characteristic
way, said that he would try to im
provise something which would not
be beautiful but would be somewhat
orderly. He picked his own theme
and played it over once or twice for
tlie benefit of the audience and him
self. And then he amazed the audi
ence by developing the theme into a
lovely composition. The sensitive
theme, which stood out clearly
against the delicate accompaniment,
worked up to a vigorous climax and
then gradually died down to a quiet
close. The audience showed its ap
preciation of this improvisation by a
hearty applause.
Mr Vardell then asked several
musical members of the audience to
give notes for the next improvisation.
Mr. Vardell played this theme over
once and started right into a brisk,
vigorous march. It seemed to be the
music for a parade, or a triumphal
entry. This improvisation received
a hearty applause.
Mr. Vardell announced that his
next piece would be entitled “Dance
Orientale,” and he asked people in
the audience to give notes for the
theme. In this improvisation one
seemed to hear the rhythimic beat of
oriental instruments in the back
ground and to see girls dancing to
the haunting melody of the theme.
Mr. Vardell remarked that he would
have to get the freshmen to impro
vise a dance by this music.
Dean Vardell selected the theme
for fiis last improvisation. The
melody and the vigorous rhythm
combined to make it a stirring com
position. Immediately after this
improvisation Dean Vardell, without
I wonder what’s happening,
’Way far away.
Out in the lonely world today.
1921 — 1931
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