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Thorpe Heads Student Body
Pierrette Players Give
Two Modern Comedies
Tarkington’s “Ghost Story”
And TchekofF’s “Boor” to
be Presented
The Pierrette Players will present
a program in Memorial Hall on Sat
urday evening, March 19, whiah will
prove to be very different from their
programs in the past.
Two comedies have been selected
for presentation, as a contrast to the
more serious earlier dramas which the
Pierrettes have enacted this year.
Boot ih T arkington’s “G host
Story” will be given. In this drama
one of the dramatics club’s “old”
members will make a return appear
ance. Edith Kirkland will portray
the boy in Tarkington’s comedy and
Mary Virginia Pendergraph will have
the lead opposite the returning star.
Others in the cast are; Marietta Way,
Mary Katherine Thorpe, Margaret
Wall, and Eleanor Cain. Adelaide
Silversteen directed the play.
An amusing comedy, “The Boor,”
by Anton Tchekoff will also be given.
This Russian play portrays two inter
esting characters and is, like all
Tchekoff’s plays, well worth seeing.
The characters are: Margaret Mc
Lean, Phyllis Noe, and E. Hatch.
Song Service Is
Vesper Program
Favorite Songs and Hymns
Were Sung Sunday
The Vesper service on Sunday eve
ning, March 13, consisted entirely
of music.
Miss Rachael Bray opened with
Adoration, from The Holy City, by
Gaul. The group sang Holy, Holy,
Holy, Just As I Am, Follow the
Gleam, and Dear Lord and Father of
Mankind. Miss Phyllis Noe read the
twenty-fourth psalm, after wihich
Now the Day Is Over was sung. The
srevice closed with the Y. W. C. A.
watch word.
Famous Author Lectures
On Irish Dramatics
Lennox Robinson Interprets
Lifcarary Movement
Lennox Robinson, noted Irish play
wright and prominent leader of the
modern Literary Movement in
country, spoke at Salem Friday night,
March 11, before an intensely ii
ested and highly appreciative audience
of students, faculty, and friends. H:'
subject warranted the attention of all
thoughtful people of the day and
his presentation of it went the knowl
edge and experience of one wh
really a vital part of tihe movement.
His coming meant a real enrichment
of the campus life, thanks for which
are due to the Junior Chamber of
Commerce of this city and the Pier
rette Players through whose efforts his
appearance was made possible.
Mr. Robinson began his discussi
with mention of the “stage Irish
man,” a type character of many plaj's
of the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries who has not yet disap
peared entirely from the theatre
spite of concerted efforts to remove
him. This humorous and very
mantic person is not a representative
of the true Irish temperament which
modern writers are endeavoring
portray on the printed page and
the stage.
The author then described the be
ginning of the Irish National I'heati
which grew out of the efforts of tw'O
then rather obscure writers to get their
plays produced. These were Edward
Martyn and William Butler Yeats
who, despairing of getting recogni
tion for their work in Ireland, were
thinking of having it presented in
other countries. Lady Gregory got
wind of their plans and persuaded
them to put them on in their own
country with her backing.
This was done and thus the theatre
was begun. To keep it going was an
other matter, since there were few
plays and only a scattered number of
actors of truly Irish origin upon which
they could draw. Nevertheless, the
movement did continue and flourished,
School of Music Presents
Orchestra Concert March 14
Annual Recital Has
Appreciative Audience
Miss Hazel Horton Read
Directs Orchestra in
Splendid Program
On Monday evening, March 14,
at 8:15 o’clock in Memorial Hall,
a delightful hour was enjoyed by
many students, faculty, and local and
out-of-town guests. At this time the
stringed orchestra of the School of
Music, Salem College, under tihe di
rection of Miss Hazel Horton Read,
the head of the stringed instrument
department at Salem, gave its annual
concert. The program this year was
unique in that in one selection the or
chestra was accompanied by a harp
solo part.
The program opened with “Eg-
mont Overture” by Beethoven. This
is a splendid miniature of the well-
known opera “Egmont.” The or
chestra with perfect symphony and
with fine rhythm worked up to the
brilliant climax and finale. Miss
Elizabeth Willis, who proved herself
to be a splendid accompanist for this
fine piece, accompanied understand-
ingly throughout the program. Miss
Dorochy Thompson skillfully sup
plied the wind parts on the organ.
The second number on the program
was “Introduction and Allegro” by
Ravel, with its lovely phrasing and
shading. In this, as throughout the
program, there was a fine balance
between the different violin parts.
Miss Eleanor Shaffner, iharpist, ac
companied the orchestra and played
several difficult solo parts with
and beauty.
The climax to the program wa:
famous Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
by Mozart, all four movements of
which the orchestra played. While
each movement is of different mood,
the four together form a complete
unit. The orchestra showed real un
derstanding of this classic symphony
and played in perfect time and with
artistic feeling.
One pleasing feature of the
cert was its length; it lasted about
an hour. This hour was the result
of long and arduous preparation
the part of Miss Read and the
There are fourteen members of the
orchestra, and they play violins,
violas, and cellos. Monday night
every member followed with ease and
with true musical feeling the splendid
direction of Miss Read.
Election Day Furnishes
Great Excitement
Salem Girls Poll Their Votes
For 1932-33 Officers
The following are the lists of
nominations for the various college
extracurricular activities as they ap
peared on the ballots yesterday, March
18, which was the annual Election
Day. Elections went off smoothly,
flags were flying, enthusiasm
high. The returns of most of the
elections have not been handed i
Y. W. C. A.:
President — Mary B. Williams,
Margaret Johnson.
Secretary—Phyllis Noe, Frances
Treasurer — Zina Vologodsky,
Sarah Horton.
Student Government
President—Louise Brinkley, Mary
Katherine Thorpe.
Second Vice-President—Florence
Secretary — Alice Stough, Jean
Patterson, Miriam Stevenson.
Treasurer—Georgia Huntington,
Grace Pollock.
Senior Representativees;
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, Eliza
beth Leak, Dorothy Dodson, Mildred
Off-Campus — Eleanor C
Martha Davis.
Sophomore Representativees
On-Campus — Jane Willia
Cokey Preston, Martha Binder.
Off-Campus—Edna Higgins, Mar
garet Long.
Athletic Association;
President—Nina Way Credle,
Emily Mickey, Jo Walker—by peti-
Secretary—Elizabeth Leake, Dore-
belle Graves.
Treasurer—Mary Drew Dalton,
Margaret McLean.
Managers of Sports:
Soccer—Susan Calder, Josephine
Hockey—Florence Aitheson.
Basket Ball—Charlotte O’Brien,
Mae Johnson.
Tennis — Georgia Huntington,
Sarah Jetton.
Volley Ball—Grace Pollock, Lena
Swimming—Martha Davis, Mary
Baseball — Sarah Davis, Allene
Hiking — Elizabeth Keatley,
Martha Binder.
Track—Rachel Carroll, Margaret
Riding—Alice Stough.
Assistant Riding—Lib Grey, Mary
Frances Linney.
The manager of the Carolina
Theatre takes pleasure in
awarding the two weekly
passes to the following girls for
excellent work on the staffs of
the Salemite:
Miss Mary Miller of the
Editorial Salemite Staff, and
Miss Ann Shuford of the Ad
vertising staff of the Salemite.
Alumnae-Varsity Game
Proves Thrilling
Alumnae Red-Headed Team
Downs Present Varsity
Considering all things which have
been taking place lately, Salem does
believe in saving the best for the last.
Tuesday night in the Hut, the last of
the three best basket ball games of
the season took place. The Varsity-
Alumnae game completed the cycle
started by the Sophomore-Senior and
the Charlotte-Wilmington.
Tuesday night the Alumnae piled
up 11 points during the last quarter
to defeat the Varsity by a score of
31-20. There was mudh hard fight
ing on both sides and complete ex
haustion on both sidelines. The
Alumnae well represented last year’s
famous red-headed team — Edith
Kirkland, Dot Thompson, Ruth
Carter, and Frances Fletcher. Be
longing to that more commonly seen
group called blondes were Sarah
Efird, Marian Turner, and Dorothy
Frazier Glenn. Their victory is
largely due to their former experience
in playing as a group. The Varsity,
however, was hard to beat. Holder-
ness and O’Brien often found the
basket, and Biles and Pollock rather
thwarted Dot and Ruth.
The line-up was as follows:
Alumnae Varsity
Thompson Holloman
Carter O’Brien
Turner Leake
Kirkland Pollock
Fletcher M. Davis (Junior)
Glenn Biles
Substitutes: Alumnae, Efird;
Varsity, Preston, A., Holderness, Car
roll, Preston, C., E. Mickey, and Mae
Academy Seniors Are
Entertained By 1. R. S.
Miss Hyde President Salem
I. R. S. Association Greets
On Wednesday afternoon, the I. R.
S. Council gave a tea in honor of the
Academy Seniors, to which the whole
college was invited.
Several college girls, including
most of the members of the I. R. S.
Council, were personal hostesses to
five Academy girls.
The first group to arrive was
Zaida Buckley, Marie Leonard, Ellen
Simmerman, Dorothy Ann Chandler
and Margaret Chandler with Pat
The second group was with Rebec
ca Hines and consisted of: Frances
Humphreys, Nell Humphrey, Clara
Huxford, Christine Adams, and
Helen Allen.
The next group was with Phyllis
Noe and was: Jane Rondthaler, Ger
trude Schwable, Jane Howard, Zoe
Powell, and Fan Scales.
The fourth group was with Ghilan
Hall. It was made up of: Carolyn
Welch, Mary Mitchell Norman,
Lettie Schramm, Mary Flora Law-
Prominent Men To Make
Commencement Addresses
Guest Speakers Will Be Dr.
Graham and Bishop Penick
Announcement has been made of
the speakers who will address Salem
at commencement—an announcement
which brings interest and anticipa
tion to those who have heard these two
Dr. Frank P. Graham, President
of the University of North Carolina,
will deliver the commencement lit
erary address. As is customary, it
will be given in Memorial Hall just
preceding graduation, on Monday,
Little Miss Gloria Perkins
Astounds Audience At Recital
Violin Prodigy
Astounds Audience
Interprets Difficult Program
With Complete Mastery
On Thursday night in Memorial
Hall, music lovers of Winston-Salem
as well as Salem students had an un
usual opportunity and a rare treat in
hearing Gloria Perkins, the nine-
year-old violin prodigy of nation-wide
fame. She played a very difficult
program which any seasoned concert
violinist would be justly proud of.
The young performer seemed to have
complete mastery of her instrument—
being able not only to do intricate
turns, trills, and runs, but also to put
depth and feeling into her interpre
tations. She appeared to be entirely
at ease and frequently she would
glance at her audience as if to see
what effect she was producing. Sure
ly she was not disappointed!
The young artist opened her pro
gram with the long and difficult
“Fantasia Appassionata” of Vieux-
temps. In this composition alone, she
had a chance to display her brilliant
technique as well as her power to
make her instrument sing in clear,
pure tones. She could make her violin
supplicate or dance gayly at will.
Her second number was also dif
ficult of execution, Mozart’s “Con
certo in A Major.” She played the
three movements: Allegro Aperto,
Adagio, and Tempo di Menuetto
with much feeling and an apparent
undertanding of Mozart. Her tones
were very sweet and poignant. She
played several long passages unac
companied. The last movement—•
Tempo di Menuetto was perhaps the
most familiar to her audience. She
will play this Concerto at the April
meeting of a famous club of New
York whose membership is composed
of directors of outstanding musical
organizations in New York.
“Hymn to the Sun” by the Rus
sian Rimsky-Korsakoff had a beauti
ful melody. It was powerful but a
little mysterious—particularly in the
piano accompaniment.
“Chassidic Dance” by Gresser was
a fast, brilliant number of a peculiar
character as to rhythm and harmony.
Her program closed with “La
Capricciosa” by Pies. She gave two
encores: the first had unusual har
monic effects, and the second was a
rather light and lively piece full of
It is difficult to see how such a
little girl could go through a pro
gram of such length and difficulty
and above all in such a musician-like

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