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Composers Brahms and Saint-
Saens Featured by
Miss Read
A musical program was rendered
in Y. P. M. on Wednesday morning,
January twenty-seventh, by the head
of the Salem College violin depart
ment, Miss Hazel Horton Read. Dr.
Rondthaler scheduled her appearance
in a recital at one of the expanded
chapel services early in the fall, as
Salem students and faculty had not
had the pleasure of hearing Miss
Read in a solo recital. Miss Read
has been giving many recitals in near
by towns and in Virginia.
In order that the members of the
audience who were not fortunate
enough to have a musical education
might better appreciate the selections
played, Dr. Rondthaler requested
that Miss Read explain the theme of
her chosen pieces before playing them.
This Miss Read did. Her audience
enjoyed the varied musical selections
and appreciated the fine technique and
skill in the presentation.
The following selections, which
range in time from the reign of Louis
fourteenth to the present, constituted
Miss Read’s program.
“La Follia”—Corelli.
“Prophet Bird”—Schumann-Aver.
“Hungarian Dance No. 7”—-Brahms
“Hungarian Dance No. 8”—Brahms
“Rondo and Capriccio” — Saint-
Miss Dorothy Thompson accom
panied the violinist on the piano.
Order of The Scorpion
Issues Ten Invitations
By Holley J. Smith
{Editor, The Wisconsin Octopus)
The production of copy for a col-
i lege humor magazine is a task which
■> not appreciated by most outsiders,
who have no idea of the difficulty
which an editor and his staff labors
, under. It is especially difficult
publication where the faculty rules
, the material which is printed with an
n hand, such as is the case at Wis-
Here, all copy must be read by the
. Dean of Men, and anything which
. his judgment is at all objectional,
1 deleted. It is very exasperating
5 have some jokes or cartoon
r censored, which in the mind of the
editor, is not obscene, but merely
. slightly off color. However, ob-
, scenity to be tolerated must be clever,
and the censoring of purely unhumor-
ous dirt is justified. Of course, in
^ school which is co-educational, the
Thwpe,"j7e^Walker,“and MarrB" stantlard of humor should be hi^ghei
Williams. In the actual choosing of which is not. Schools
these girls these qualities were con-such as Amherst and Princeton
sidered not only in their literal and : material which would be
broad interpretations, but they were P‘^ce
Ten Sophomores and Juniors
Chosen for Outstanding
On Wednesday, January 27, the
Order of the Scorpion issued invita
tions to ten girls chosen from the
Junior and Sophomore Classes because
of their leadership, influence, scholar
ship, personality, ability, attitude, and
dependability. This was done
cordance with an article in the Con
stitution of the Order of the Scorpion
stating that new members shall be
invited to join immediately following
Mid-term Examinations.
The new members are: Florence
Aitchison, Louise Brinkley, Susan
Calder, Georgia Huntington, Mar
garet Johnson, Katherine Lasater,,
Stough, Mary Katherine
Former Student Is
Vesper Speaker
Miss Sarah Turlington Will be
Guest of Salem For
Miss Sarah Turlington, a Salem
alumna of 1928 and former president
of the Y. W. C. A., will be the visit
ing speaker at Vespers, Sunday night,
February 7, at 6 o’clock. Her talk
will be on the interesting work which
is being carried on in the mountain
mission school at Banner Elk, N. C.
Miss Turlington is well acquaint
ed with mission work as she became
a member of the faculty of Lees-
McRae College in Banner Elk im
mediately after her graduation from
Salem in 1928 and has taught his
tory and physical education there for
several years. She is intensely in
terested in the school and has succeed
ed in doing a splendid piece of work.
The school, she states, is now badly
in need of funds and the children
obliged to do all of the work.
Miss Turlington is to be the guest
of Salem over the week-end. In ad
dition to the speaker, special music
has been arranged also. The meet
ing will be held as usual in the cam
pus living room in Alice Glewdl
Building. I
Salem Academy Elects Dusolina Guiannini Gives
Student Representatives n i i i
Kemarkable Concert
Opening of Speed Ball Season [
^OuSL^Ev“„;^' F«“"'Jer’s Dayat Salem
Salem Academy has certainly taken
first bid for the social affairs of the
new semester. Saturday night
6:30 the tenth grade is sponsoring a
dinner dance to be given in the social
room. The admission is 25c; however
the dance alone may be attended for
an admission of 10c.
The speed ball season is
basket ball has begun. This sport
is still holding its popularity with
large number of girls going out for
The Student Representative Asso
ciation has already elected the
officers for the second semester. The
following girls were chosen:
First Floor Carrie Shaffner Building
Genevieve Girler
Hazel Ferrell
Second Floor
Jane Rondthaler
Dorothy Ann Chandler
Third Floor
Jean Buckley
Helen Guerrant
Elizabeth Bahnson Building
First Floor
Florence Jeffress
Laura Lunsford
Second Floor
Fan Scales
Jennie Hall
Third Floor
Mary Mott
Josephine Litz
Is Friday, February 5
Salem Trustees to be Special
Guests of Students
Friday, February 5, 1932 will be
observed at Salem as Founder’s Day.
On this memorial day Salem College
is to celebrate its one hundred and
sixtieth birthday.
A special speaker, whose name is
unavailable as this paper goes to press,
will conduct chapel services at the
usual time. This speaker will un
doubtedly be one of Salem’s trustees,
since on this day the trustees are to
be honored guests.
At three-thirty, the mothejs of all
Day Students are to be entertained
in the recreation room of Louisa Bit
ting Building. At 'five-thirty the
faculty will act as guides in showing
these guests around Salem campus.
Each Senior will have a trustee as
her guest at dinner on Friday night.
At this time each trustee is to be in
troduced individually to the students,
and the suggestions offered for the
betterment of Salem are to be read.
Immediately after dinner, the men
bers of the Order of the Scorpion
will be hosts, this time serving demi-
tasse in Louisa Bitting Building. At
eight o’clock, this same organization
will give an informal tea for the
I alumni.
Reynolds Memorial Auditor
ium Is Scene of Soprano
Obscene Humor In College Publications Must Be
New And Clever To Get By, Say Student Editors
pornography and campus humor magazines were especially written for
the North Carolina Daily Tar Heel by the editors of three representative student publications.
also made concrete and tangible by
application to Salem life and the way
in which they serve its needs. A
chapel Wednesday morning each girl
who was thus chosen was approached
by a member of the Order of the
Scorpion who pinned on her a blue
flower, significant to the Order, and
invited her to become an active mem
ber of the organization. The final
initiation took place Friday evening.
Since its founding in 1926, the serv
ices of the Order of the Scorpion have
been rendered in the attempt to
operate with and supplement the
other campus organizations. May
Day Celebration, the participation
of all students in the Founder’s Day
Program, and the sponsoring of Salem
Day at the Anchor Store are a few of
the duties that have been largely per
formed by the Order of the Scorpion.
I institution where there
girls. Not that the modern Ameri
can girl doesn’t understand or laugh
at obscenity, for they do.
As to whether obscenity is desired
by the students—the question is fairly
obvious—it is to a certain extent.
Everyone likes a little dirt
then, but not too much, and ii
clever dirt, for the college student
of today has been educated to a higher
standard of humor than ever before.
The Octopus has never suffered
from faculty censorship, but the sense
of restraint is not welcomed. A per
son of college age should be able
cide whether or not the copy is ob
scene. I do believe that if the cen
sorship were removed the magazine
would become appreciably dirtier.
If the -censoring authorities could
realize that they are really not ac
complishing anything by their action,
( Continued pn Pasre Three)
By Robert E. Gorman
(F^ditor, The Notre Dame Juggler)
Back in the days when men flock
ed to the corner barber shop to get
rid of their whiskers and to get a
look at the latest police gazette, the
college -comic editors discovered that
it’s easier to fill a single page with
copy that’s both clean and funny.
The police gazette went out when
whiskers did, but some of the college
wits are still grinding out the border
line variety of humor. At present
they have gone beyond, or rather be
low, the border-line in an effort to
meet new competition furnished by
several professional publications which
deal admittedly and exclusively
I think that the ease of creating
smutty humor, rather than any popu
larity which it enjoys, explains its
presence in college comic publications,
and I expect the pendulum, given
impetus by student reaction, to swing
back to humor that’s at least fairly
respectable. The reaction is necessary,
however, if the college humorists are
to make the added effort which it,
takes to produce clevfcrness rather
than risque.
’m not waving a lily in my hand
assuming a holier-than-thou at
titude when I say that the Juggler
prides itself upon the cleanliness of
humor. An editor is supposed to
give his readers what they want. Jugg
ler readers have shown generous ap
proval of the higher type of humor
and definite disapproval of a lower
type which has crept into the magazine
occasionally and into other publica
tions regularly. Juggler editors have
merely acted accordingly.
Misses Martha Davis and Edith
Leake of the Salernite staffs won the
Carolina Theatre passes for this
By Henry Avery
{Editor, The Illinois Siren)
The egg or the chicken? Classes
the ethics of journalism are peren
nially asked to contemplate questions
concerning whether or not despicable
journalism is a process of giving the
public what it demands, if it is the
nurturing of a desire for such trash-
or whether the public wants that
sort of thing at all.
It is for the editor of the campus
humor magazine to figure out, all of
this. He sees magazines of question
able taste selling by the car-load
month, and going out of existence the
next. He is regaled with travelling
salesman and shotgun stories, and is
regarded as subnormal if he sees noth
ing particularly funny in episodes
involving the use of one or more of the
nine unmentionable Anglo - Saxon
words. Like Henry Mencken he feels
that dirty stories are swell—if they
funny. The sad part of it all is
that very few of them are funny, and
all of them are dirty.
is board of publications does not
always share this belief however, and
if he is a very smart editor, he real-
it. He has two ways of doing
things—as he damn pleases, and as the
board would have him do. As a jun-
or, the editor usually makes grand
;peeches about just what he would
do if he were in the editorial chair.
If he actually achieves the position,
he feels that somehow it would be a
disgrace if it were his policies that
forced the magazine out of existence,
and he tempers all of his decisions
with this feelinf.
As a matter of fact, the greater
share of the alleged obscenities are
merely displays of bad taste. And
not always the editor’s fault that
forced to submit his magazines
to censorship by persons inhibited by
an early childhood spent under the
thumb of late Victorian ideals. We
chortle over things that shock grand-
On Thursday night, January 28, at
8 ;30 o’clock at Reynolds Auditorium,
members of the Winston-Salem Civic
Music Association heard one of the
greatest artists now appearing on the
concert stage, Madame Dusolina
Giannini, soprano.
It is difficult to do her justice. It
impossible to render her anything
but the highest praise and apprecia-
She throws her whole being
her songs. One is immediately
struck by her power. Her sustained
tones, however low or deep they may
be, fill the whole auditorium. They are
exquisitely beautiful. Her voice cov-
s a wide range with absolute ease.
Molly Bernstein accompanied her
the piano with real understanding.
Madame Giannini opened her pro
gram with a group of three numbers
of which Lully’s “Bois Epais” was
the first. This seventeenth century
number demanded her pure tone and
perfect phrasing. “Viens Aurore”'is
an old French love song. Her pianis
simo here was exquisite. The last num
ber of the group was “Uria-Plus
Grand Danse Son Obscurite” from
Gounod’s opera “The Queen of
Her second group opened with
“Canto di Primavere” by Cimare. It
was a “Spring Song” with all the
modern and melodious qualities. Just
is “La Girometta” by Sibella was a
'hit” in the sixteenth century, so was
t a “hit” on Thursday night. Gian-
lini’s spirit was contagious in this lilt-
ng air. “Stornellatrice” by Respighi
represented the modern Italian school,
^as a serenade in which “Echo”
dominant. Giannini is very dra-
c. Her hands move expressively.
After “Aria-Un Beloi” (Madame
Butterfly) by Puccini, she sang an
In the third group, she sang her
brother’s “Heart Cry” to which there
seemed to be an echo or an answer.
This was followed by “Ah Thou Be
loved One” by Levitzki. Giannini’s
very clear diction showed in “I Came
with a Song” by Frank La Forge.
The accompaniment was particularly
beautiful. She voiced the spirit of
“Joy” by Winter Watts with great
dramatic fervor. This was followed
by two encores. The first one was de
lightfully humorous. “That’s the
Way with Men!” In the second en-
the rolling accompaniment was
Each number of the last group was
irranged by Vittorio Giannini.
'Zompa Ilari Ilira” is the name of and
also are the words in the refrain of
the first number. Each time Giannini
repeats them, there is an added
strength and meaning. There was a
tantalizing accompaniment in the
Neapolitan song “Marchiere.” In
'Manella Mia” her voice as it becomes
deeply emotional is almost transparent.
Her last number “Ohie Meneche”
a rollicking Italian Tarantella ex
tolling the joys of the country fair.
In it Giannini cleverly imitates the
sounds of inanimate playthings.
Giannini received many curtain
calls and finally gave two more en-
ores, the beloved “O Sole Mio” and
'Annie Laurie.”

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