Irish Players Election Day WINSTON-SALEM, N. C„ SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1932 Dr. Rondthaler Delivers Second Lenten Address T alks Sympathetically Of Mother Of Jesus The Place of Mary in the Christian World is Subject Through a sympathetic and inter esting interpretation of the personality of Mary as seen through her own life and through the life of Jesus, Dr. Rondthaler convincingly revealed the truth of his statement that the name of no person deserves to live more deservedly celebrated than that of the mother of Jesus. Dr. Rondthaler began his dis cussion with the question: Has the Christian world been fair to Mary, the mother of Jesus? There are two extremes taken by Christians one which exalts Mary to a position of worship, the other which is alto gether neglectful and decidedly unim- formed on the subject. The story of Mary begins in a small town of Galilee on the romantic oc casion of her b(etrothal to Joseph. This story is treated by Matthew with reverence and with all regard to the rigid Jewish custorps. But it is to Luke with his matchless literary gift and tender sympathy that we owe our more extensive knowledge. “Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with meshows the an- cestrial derivation of Mary’s name. Mary more than any other woman has been responsible for contributions to the Gospels. The passages con tributed by Mary are recognizable by marks of the Aramaie language, by the discourse, and by the poetic quality which is especially evident in the Magnificat. The last quality is most probably hereditary gift from her ancestor, David. We unquestion ably owe at least five of the stories of the early life of Jesus to Mary: The journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem; the story of the Shep herds ; the visit of the Wise Men, the flight ‘nto^ EgypJ^, ^the^Tem ex- Quartet From Duke University At Vespers Group of Sacred Songs; Duke Student Is Speaker Vesper services Sunday evening, February twenty-eighth, were m charge of the Duke University Quar tet, with Fisher James, ministerial student, as the speaker. Mr. James talked on two types of people—he- roes and cowards. He visualized there types by relating two incidents, one in which a South Carolina school boy proved to be a hero and the other in which a North Carolina boy proved to be the opposite. Accord ing to Mr. James, those who deny Christ for worldly pleasures are not heroes in any sense of the word. The quartet, composed of James Brown, Jean Hix, Robert Prentis, and Robert Stokes, showed a keen un derstanding of the songs they sang and interpreted them expressively. The following program was given hv the fingers: “Take Time to be YioXy”—Stebbins “Jesus, Rose of Sharon” Gabriel Quartet Prayer—Mr. Brown. “God Is Love” Marks Mr. Stokes and Mr. Hix “Blessed” Colburn “Listen to the Lambs” Burleigh Quartet Talk—Mr. James. “Come Unto Me” Coen Mr. Prentis “Through the Night” (Liebestraum) Liszt “Evening Prayer” Stebbins Quartet Miss Elizabeth Lilly Talks Of Literature Vespers Subj^sct is “Finding Joy in Life Through Books” Last Sunday night, Miss Eliza beth Lilly once again delighted and inspired her vespers audience with her talk about books. Miss Lilly’s deep love and understanding of books enabled her to awaken in her listeners a real appreciation of their value, and she began her talk with an interest ing definition of literature from the standpoint of its connection with life. There is a famous old English al legory familiar to many of us, of the swallow which flew through a hall which a little group was gathered about the fire side. Our life here is as brief as the flight of the swallow, but some of us learn to record a few of our most memorable impressions and emotions. Those records that linger through the ages we call litera- . For, “literature is the lasting expression, in words, of the meaning of life.” It tells of permanent, uni versal human experience. Author Symons has said, “Art begins when a man wishes to immortalize the Lindsay And Johnson Attend Missions Meet 21st Annual Conference Is Held at Raleigh, March 4-6 Misses Sara Lindsay and Margaret Johnson attended the North Carolina Conference on Missions, which was held last week-end, March 4-6, at Raleigh. Friday night Miss Elizabeth Mar- get. President of the North Carolina Student Volunteer Union, and a stu dent at Duke University, opened the conference. Mr. Ray Currier, Edu cational Secretary for the Student Volunteer Movement, gave an address on “Humanity Uprooted.” Saturday morning discussion groups were held on various topics including “China,” “Japan,” “India,” and “the Race Problem.” Dr. Walter Judd, who for six years has ben a medical missionary in China, and who is in the United States now on furlough, enlightened his hearers on the subject of Japan and China. He said that in the present crisis Japan has closed the door of good will, and now must either win or become a third-rate power. The fine common people of Japan have been crucified by the military power, and there is possibility of their revolting against the military power and the capitalists. Colored delegates attended the ference, and much interest was shown in the race problem. Saturday morning James Cannon III, of the School of Religion of Duke University, in a splendid talk asserted: “It would not mean much if we only testified that Jesus rose two thousand years ago; we testify that He ris us today.” Saturday afternoon the students from Duke presented a one-act play, Ba Thane. At the banquet Saturday night Dr. Judd told of his first relation with Student Volunteers. When he saw a clipping about a Student Volunteer Band meeting, desiring to play in the band, he took his horn and went to the meeting! Saturday night the choral club of St Augustine, a colored college in Raleigh, sang several lovely old spirituals. Also Saturday night Dr. Judd gave an inspiring and convincing address on “The Way of Lovi China.” Sunday the program consisted of student opinions and an address in the morning and discussion groups in the afternoon. Election Day To Be Friday, March 18th Nominations Are Posted for Major Organizations The following are the nomination for the major organizations. Elec tion Day will take place the entire day of Friday, March 18th. Athletic Association: Presi4ent—Hma. Way Credle, Emily Mickey. Secretary—Elizabeth Leake, Dora- belle Graves. Treasurer—Mary Drew Dalton, Margaret McLean. y, w. 0. A. President—Mary B. Williams, Margaret Johnson. Secretary—Phyllis Noe, Frances Adams. Treasurer—Zina Vologodskj^, Sa ab Horton. I. R. S. President—Mary Catharine Siew- ;rs, Wanna Mary Huggins. yice-Pres.—Mary Lillian White Florence Aitchison. Fire Chief: Alice Stough, Katherine Lasater. Student Self-Government: President—Louise Brinkley, Mary Katherine Thorpe. Second Vice-Pres. — Florence Aitchison. Secretary—Alice Stough, Jean Pat terson, Miriam Stevenson. Treasurer — Georgia Huntington, Grace Pollock. Senior Representatives for Student Government: On Campus—Ghilan Hall, Tom- mye Frye, Rosalie Smith, Emma Kapp. Off-Campus—Mary Lillian White, Jo Walker, Mae Johnson. Junior Representatives: On Campus—Frances Hill, Eliz abeth Leake, Dorothy Dodson, Mil dred Wolfe. Off-Campus—Eleanor Cain, Mar tha Davis. Sophomore Representatives: On Campus —■ Jane Williams, Cokey Preston, Martha Binder. Off Cnmpus—Edna Higgins, Mar garet Long. IRISH PLAYERS TO PRESENT “WHITE- HEADED BOY” On Friday night, March 18, at the R. J. Reynolds High , School, the Abbey Theatre Irish Players will present “The Whiteheaded Boy,” a comedy in three acts by Lennox Robin- This is a delightful play con cerning Denis Geoghegan who was his mother’s favorite child, called in Ireland a “white-head- ed child.” His whole family, who had been literally sacrificed to him, attempt to revolt, but I Denis is too clever for them. One of the most amusing fea tures of the play is the courtship of an eccentric Aunt and her elderly lover. The play will be particularly important because of the person al direction of Mr. Robinson. The Players have been declared by critics the finest acting com pany in the English-speaking world. Psychiatrist Discusses Effects Of Emotions In Vocations Jazz Is Feature Of Music Hour Dean Vardell Illustrates His tory of Modern Jazz At Music Hour on Thursday Dean Vardell, head of the music depart ment, gave an address on jazz, outlin ing its history and illustrating in various piano selections each step of its development. The oldest jazz band in the world dates back to the days of Nebuchanez- when he held feasts in worship of gold. To know jazz then, as now, to know the latest thing. It has been and always will be the latest thing, which, like a fad, changes in cessantly from one thing to another. Not until the latter part of the nineteenth century did “rag-time” appear. The first rag-time piece, “College Days,” was fundamently only a snappy march, but there were new effects in it which differentiated it from previous works. Following the march-form came the first “jazz compositic*!,” Georgia Camp Meet- School Of Music Gives Night Recital Feb. 29 Interesting Program Shows Talent, Work, and Artistry On Monday night, February 29, at 8:15 o’clock, the School of Music of Salem College presented its second night recital. The interesting and varied program showed true work and artistry. Miss Dorothy Thompson opened the program with the organ selection, “Sequenz In C Minor” by Karg- Elert. She brought out the beauti ful and impressive melody and harmony with feeling and skill. Mr. Kennth Bryant, who has an unusually sweet tenor voice, sang the next two numbers, an old English song, “Passing By,” by Purcell, and “Dream Trj'st” by Cadman. The next two numbers were for the piano, the modern “A Greenwich Village Tragedy” by Whithorne, with its dissonances, its clear melody, and its street scene atmosphere, and “Gob lin Dance” by Dvorak, which tinkled along and at the same time had an in teresting melody. Miss Rosalie Smith played these with mastery and artistry. Miss Helen Graeber, who is a Freshman in violin at Salem, played with poise and spirit the “Allegro Moderate” from Concerto in Minor by Rode. Next on the program was the lovely “Eroticon No. 1” by Sjogren, which was artistically played by Miss Evelyn Pratt. Mrs. M. A. Bowers sang the aria “Che Faro Senza Euridice” from Orfeo by Gluck. Her rich contralto voice was well adapted to this song. Miss Irene Clay interpreted ex quisitely Schubert’s haunting “Im promptu in F Minor,” and Mrs. J. Harold Swaim sang with poise an aria, “Know’st Thou The Land?” by Thomas. The next two selections were for the violin, and they presented a delightful contrast. The first, “Chant Negre,” by A. Walter Kramer is a plaintive clear melody and seemed to suggest plantation days. “Imps” by Cecil Burleigh, as the name implies, is light and airy, and has a lilting accompani ment. Miss Elizabeth McClaugherty played these with spirit and skill. The delicately lovely “Nocturne ii D Flat Major” by Chopin was played sensitively and easily by Miss Wanna Mary Huggins. Miss Mary B. Wil- limas’ lovely soprano voice and her enthusiasm were well adapted to the next number, the stirring a (Continued on Page Three) Personal Weakness Often Cause Of Choice Dr. Faith Gordon Advises Groups and Individuals During Visit On Wednesday, March the second, in expanded chapel Dr. Faith Gor don, a noted North Carolina psychia trist, discussed the effect of the emo tional factors entering into vocational choices—why some choices are utter ly impractical, curious, and silly, why ■ are permanent and others quickly changed or why people choose oppo- . Her introduction was the fol lowing: “A hen-pecked husband talks longingly of becoming an artic ex plorer, and a housewife, with her dirty dishes and her baking, dreams of being a movie actress. In these ; the vocational interests are mere ly dodges from unpleasant conditions one’s real life.” Sometimes vocations are very de cided, but somehow groundless. A girl decided she would become a li brarian in the Library of Congress be cause she had once seen a picture of 1 the back ofa post card. A girl decided she would become a superin tendent in a hospital, not because she liked medicine, but because she liked business. Her family was a family of doctors and to peaceably combine the medical interests' of the family to her own individual interest in business, she decided upon the job of superin tendent in a hospital. Many choose particular vocations for the money in them or for the per sonal glory they may derive from them. After all, why have a career? Possibly because a woman thinks she will be worthless, ineligible for so ciety or noticeably inferior without one. Sometimes, but rarely, a person is ambitious because of her abilities. It so happens, however, that ability has very little to do with vocations. A bright pupil often has the least am bition. The people who have little to Mr. Lennox Robinson Speaks At Salem Eminent Irish Dramatist Talks Of Irish Theatre Movement Salem College was greatly honored last night by the presence of Mr. S. Lennox Robinson, the greatest of the younger Irish dramatists. Mr. Rob inson spoke concerning the work and the purpose of the Irish Theatre movement. As Manager and Director of the Abbey Players, who have closed the Theatre at Dublin for the season, he is touring America for the first time since the season of 1913-1914. Mr. Robinson, the son of an Irish clergyman, has been writing since he was ten years old. On October 8, 1908 his first play “The Clancy Name” was presented at the Abbey Theatre. At this time he was only twenty-two years, of age. Since then he has written “The Crossroads,” “Harvest,” “Patriots,” “The Big House,” “The Whiteheaded Boy,” “The Far-Off Hills,” and other plays. Mr. Robinson is characterized by his ability to pick out a theme that is basic in Irish life. His plays are very pop ular. Salem appreciates his presence here and is looking forward to the performance of the Irish Players next week. WINNERS OF PASSES The following members of the Salemite staffs won the Caro lina Theatre passes this week: Miss Beatrice Hyde and Miss Elizabeth Donald.