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    Irish Players
Election Day
Dr. Rondthaler Delivers
Second Lenten Address
T alks Sympathetically
Of Mother Of Jesus
The Place of Mary in the
Christian World is
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
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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
Prayer—Mr. Brown.
“God Is Love” Marks
Mr. Stokes and Mr. Hix
“Blessed” Colburn
“Listen to the Lambs” Burleigh
Talk—Mr. James.
“Come Unto Me” Coen
Mr. Prentis
“Through the Night” (Liebestraum)
“Evening Prayer” Stebbins
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
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
Sunday the program consisted of
student opinions and an address in the
morning and discussion groups in the
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
The following members of the
Salemite staffs won the Caro
lina Theatre passes this week:
Miss Beatrice Hyde and Miss
Elizabeth Donald.

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