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Professor Of Psychology
Addresses Student
Dr. Frank Crane Talks
On Mental Psychology
Our Happiness, Success, and
Efficiency Depend on Our
Mental Health
At Y. P. M. Salem students found
themselves suddenly interested in
mental health, whether or not the
subject had ever before occurred to
them. It was because of the inter
esting and enlightening address given
by Dr. Frank Crane, Dean of the
Department of Psychology of the
University of North Carolina, that
this interest was awakened. While he
was in Winston-Salem holding a
mental clinic for the Associated
Charities, under the sponsorship of
the Junior League, Dr. Crane spoke
at Salem College.
He stated that just as few people
are perfect in physical health, so
few people are perfect in mental
health—a phase of our lives on
which depends our happiness, suc
cess, and efficiency. It is his aim to
correct many errors concerning the
health of the mind which are preva
lent and to give to ...the individual
some idea as to how to cure his mal
adjustments. The important point is
to discover the true source of the
trouble which has caused any mal
From the many topics on which
Dr. Crane had prepared himself to
speak he chose one which is particu
larly applicable to students—the
problem of concentration. Inability
to concentrate, he said, is the result
of a distraction through worry, and
worry is the result of indecision. If
one cannot concentrate, the reason
might be traced to a feeling of
guilt, which can only be cured by
facing facts squarely without at
tempting to cover one’s guilt. To
overcome worry over lack of compe
tency, Dr. Crane suggested making
decisions for oneself and striving to
become self-reliant. In no other
way can a person have the ability to
meet new situations and adapt him
self to new environments.
Saving for his last point a matter
of grave importance, Dr. Crane in
sisted that everyone should have a
goal. If there is an aim in his life,
a student will study his lessons with
the view that they have some connec
tion with his aim. Then studying
ceases to be a drudgery; concentra
tion is inevitable.
So great was the interest in this
Miss Kwei Talks Of
Chinese Society
Dean of Chinese Girls’ Collegt
Sees Hope For China
China is still the victim of the class
system which has dwarfed many Ori
ental countries. The four classes ir
China, ranging from liigh to low,
are, scholars and officials, farmers,
artisans, and merchants. Scholars
can always be distinguished by their
extremely long finger nails which
they pose in an obvious manner. The
farmers rank next as food producers;
then the artisans, comprising carpen
ters and other manual workers. The
last class, the most lowly and ig
nored, is the merchants about whom
a tradition of dishonesty has sprung.
The Chinese do not think, or rather
have not thought, that people who
make money can possibly be honest.
Militaristic prowess has never
been a goal for the Chinese. Miss
Kdei remarked that she feared great
ly for her country when the Japan
ese began the invasion, for instead
of fighting, the Chinese talked of
N. C. Press Association
Meets At N. C. C. W..,
Collegiate Journalists Attend
Convention in Greensboro
The semi-annual convention of
the North Carolina Collegiate Press
Association was held at North Caro
lina College for Women, Greensboro,
on April 21, 22 and 23. Due tr
nancial difficulties, the Salemite
not able to send a representative to
this meeting, although the Editor-in-
Chief and the Business Manager at
tended the fall convention at Duke
Four copies of different issues of
this year’s paper were sent to the
staff of the Greensboro DaiUj News,
which newspaper will judge the
Salemite along with many other col
lege publications in an effort to judge
which college paper of the assi
tion is best. The staff also asfked
for a copy of this year’s annual, but
since Sights and Insights has not
come from the press yet, it was
possible to enter the annual in
A. A. U. W.Met In
Twin-City Last Week.
Eminent Speakers, Entertain
ments and Business Sessions
Feature Convention
On Friday evening, April 15, the
Association of University Women
opened its fifth annual conference
Winston-Salem with a banquet at t
Robert E. Lee Hotel. Miss Mary
Kwei, dean of women at Hara Chung
College, at Wuchong, China, gav
illuminating address, a review of the
program of higher education for
women in China, starting with 2300
B. C. and coming down through
Dr. J. Fred Hippy, of Duke Uni
versity, gave America’s reasons
interest in the Sino-Japanese situa
tion; namely, a quarter of a billion
dollars American investment, trade
amounting to $338,000,000 annually,
a warm sympathy for the Chinese
people, and a profound concern for
the future of world peace.
Miss Kwei, with a remarkably
tery of the English language,
that there has been some education
for women in China since 2300 B. C.,
but since 18'i2 the movement has
been growing more rapidly than
ever. The period between
and 1912 was one of experimentation
for Chinese women in respect to edu
cation. The next period, 1912
1927, was one of transition, and after
1927 the Chinese people moved into
an era of progress in which women
as well as men appeared certain to
benefit by education and a greater
national consciousness.
Mrs. Wingate Johnson of Winston-
Salem presided over the meeting,
and Dr. Howard Rondthaler gave
the address of welcome.
Friday morning there were com
mittee meetings, followed by a lunch
eon by the board of directors, and
a tea at Salem College with Dr. and
Mrs. Rondthaler as hosts.
On Saturday, after a series of of
ficers’ reports, addresses, and an
election of officers, the convention
was closed.
Salem Glee Club
Gives Annual Concert
School of Music Presents In
teresting Program Monday
One of the most delightful musical
programs of the year wa
Monday night when the School of
Music of Salem College presented a
Students’ Recital, assisted by the Sa
lem College Glee Club, under the di
rection of Mr. Schofield. This was
the annual concert of the Glee Club.
Miss Ruth Marsden, on the musi
cal faculty at Salem, and a recent
graduate of Salem, opened the pro
gram with an organ selection, the
splendid Symphony V—Allegro
vace by Widor. She brought out
fine melody clearly and easily, and
played with spontaneous and excel
lent rhythm.
“Der Erlkonig,” by Schubert,
was sung next by Miss Adelaide
Silversteen. She gave a spirited
interpretation of this famous song,
portraying clearly the frightened cry
of the child, the deep comforting
voice of his father, and the mysteri
ous, threatening call of the earl king.
Miss Edith Fulp played with real
understanding a piano solo, “Du bist
die Rub,” by Schubcrt-Liszt. This
is a slowly-moving piece with a
plaintive and beautiful melody and
with deep, rich harmonies.
An unusual and lovely number
the duet, “Peace to this Sacred
Dwelling,” by Smith, which was sung
by Misses Rebecca Hines and Mary
B. Williams. Both Miss H
Miss Williams have clear,
voices, and they sang together with
perfect phrasing and with true
cal feeling this beautiful song.
The Glee Club under the direction
of Mr. Schofield now sang a group
of religious songs. The first two
were “Jesus of Nazareth, King!” and
“An Easter Message,” by Hamblen.
From the first it was evident that
the Glee Club was well trained, for
the girls used no music whatsoever
and followed well Mr. Schofield’
leadership. Miss Margaret Bagby
and Miss Mary B. Williams were the
soloists for these first two pieces.
The last number in the group was
the well known “Gloria,” from
Tivelfth Mass, by Mozart. It is said
that Mozart didn’t really vi
piece, but that some one forged his
name and never revealed his
The Glee Club began this piece with
spirit and worked it up to a grand
climax. The contrast of the power
ful, fine melody with the soft chant
ing phrases was artistically brought
Next on the program Miss Nell
Cooke, pianist, played with bright
ness and clearness the sparkling,
brilliant “Concert Etude,” by Mac-
Mr. Frank Cranford, young tenor,
who has been studying under Mr.
Schofield this year, sang the lovely
song, “Where’er You Walk,” by
Handel, and the stirring descriptive
piece, with its echoes of Doxology,
“The Great Awakening,” by Kramer.
Mr. Cranford has a smooth, fine,
tenor voice with a sweet tone.
George Dickieson, a violinist well
known to Salem audiences, played
“From the Canebrake,” by Gardner,
which seemed to suggest an old
Southern plantation, and “La Gi-
Senior Composition Class
Demontrates In Recital
The management of the
Carolina Theatre takes pleas
ure in awarding the two week
ly passes to the following girls
for excellent work on the staffs
of the Salemite:
Miss Dot Heidenreich of the
Editorial Staff, of the Salemite
and Miss Mary Sample of the
Business Staff of the Salemite.
Rollicking Comedy Is
Presented By Seniors
B. M. Zachary Dirfected All-
Star Cast of Seniors and
On Saturday evening, April 16, at
eight-thirty o’clock. Memorial Hall
was certainly doing some rushing
business to seat all the students,
members of the faculty, and visitors
who had ventured in to see “Rushin’
Business,” the Senior play.
The play, involving more and
more characters into an extremely
interesting situation, aroused great
enthusiasm and much speculation
to its outcome. In the end, it v
found, however, that Cyrus Hubbs,
owner of the Hotel De Luxe, after
having rented his attic to a strange
playwright, had fallen asleep and
dreamed of strange happenings in
his hotel. It was first the haven of
two young elopers, followed by their
parents who were trying to prevent
the wedding. The scene was then
further enlivened by the appearance
of a couple of blackmailers, a trav
eling salesman, and two stranded
chorus girls. Just at the height of
Class Presidents Are
Elected April 20th
E. Mickey, G. Huntington and
M. McLean Head Their
Emily Mickey of Winston-Salem
was chosen president of the incom
ing senior class. She has been
active member of the retiring junior
class. Mary Catherine Siewers, of
Morganton, was elected Vice-Presi
dent, Dorothy Heidenreich of North
Dakota Secretary, and Margaret
Johnson of Raleigh, Treasurer.
Officers of the other classes ai
follows: Incoming Junior Class,
Georgia Huntington of Wilmington,
President; Martha Davis of Win
ston-Salem, Vice-President; Miriam
Stevenson of Salisbury, secretary;
and Alice Stough of Charlotte, Treas
urer. For the incoming Sophomore
Class: Margaret McLean of Lum-
berton. President; Vice-President
suited in a tie between Margaret
Long of Winston-Salem and Rebec
ca Hines of Mount Airy; Mary Penn
of Kingsport, Tenn., Secretary; and
for treasurer, a tie between Sara
Jetton of Davidson and Marietta
Way of Waynesville. The ties will
be voted on one day next week.
Sophomores Entertain
In Reynolda Gardens
Davidson Orchestra Caused
Sensation With its Playing
The entertainment which the Soph
omores gave to their sister class was
a delightful affair—a tea in the
Reynold Gardens on Monday after
noon from four-thirty until six
o’clock. Since the invitations had
been printed on dainty cards, deco
rated with red roses, the Seniors
were prepared for an informal and
charming party.
At the gate to the ..gardens the
guests were welcomed by Zina Volo-
godsky and then by Susan Calder,
Sophomore President, Mary Mitchell
Norman, Senior President, Miss
Lawrence, Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler,
and Miss Riggan. Reynolda, which
(Contlnuea bh P»6e Two)
Students Play Their
Own Compositions
Audience Learns Much of
Musical Words, Sentences,
And Phrases
At Music Hour on Thursday after
noon an unusual recital and demon
stration was given by members of the
class in senior composition of the
Salem College School of Music. They
presented a program of original
wprks, each of which was performed
by the composer.
Dean Vardell prefaced the pro
gram with a few explanatory re
marks. He said that “Composition”
really means to put or place to
gether and that as such it has noth
ing to do with inspiration. Work in
class is given for the purpose of
showing how music is put together in
order that it may be better played
and better understood.
The smallest motive in music con
sists of two notes which some one has
called the “Coo Coo” motive. In
class, however, one does not use so
small a unit. One writes rather in
sentences which are called phrases
and which compose the .smallest com
plete musical thought. A drop in the
sense occurs at the end which is a
dying fall or a cadence.
Miss Elizabeth Willis played
some examples of the phrase which
she wrote last September. Her first
example was a concisely written,
complete musical thought well ex
pressed with a cadence at the end.
Mr. Vardell said that it is very im
portant for harmony and theory stud
ents to scrutinize cadences which give
as definite a finish as a drop of the
voice in speaking.
Phrases may be put together in
various ways, the repetitions being
modified by the addition of embellish
ments, by a different harmony, or
bj' lowering or raising the melody.
Miss Willis played an example in
which she raised the melody an oc
tave, but kept the same accompani
ment. In a second example she va
ried the accompaniment and at the
same time preserved unity by keep
ing the same train of thought.
Phrases don’t necessarily have to
be the same length. Extensions may
be put in to emphasize a salient
thought and may be either inside the
phrase or at the end. Broadus Staley
played examples illustrating both
possibilities. The extension of the
harmony of £
1 idea at the
Sunday Vesper Services
Held On Back Campus
Many Nature Hymns Given
By the Choir
Last Sunday night vespers were
held on the steps leading to Dr.
Rondthaler’s house, the program be
ing suggestive of the power of na
ture to make life joyful. The ser
vice opened quite appropriately with
a nature hymn “In the Garden,
sung by the choir. After the respon
sive reading of a part of the fourth
chapter of Mark, Miss Eleanor Idol,
Y. W. C. A. president, read a brief
commentary on the passage. The
remainder of the program was given
largely by the choir which sang as
an anthem, “Savior, Again to Thy
Dear Name,” after which “Fairest
Lord Jesus” was sung by the entire
group of worshippers.
“Sun of My Soul,” and “Softly the
Silent Night” were special numbers
by the choir. Following “Day Is
Dying in the West” and the Y. W.
C. A. Watchword, vespers closed as
the choir softly sang “Taps.”

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