MAY DAY WELCOME HOUSE PARTY WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1932. Prof. Henry Lilly Talks On English Etymology English is Most Unethical Language, Having Stolen From Almost Every Tongue The Englisli language has an anfiazing background, being composed of every language, said Mr. Lilly of the English Department of David son University, in an interesting talk on words during Y. P. M. The Anglo-Saxon influence has been great. The heavy influence is found in such words as mille, street, auto, bed and house. From the one Anglo-Saxon word dragon come drag, dratt'l, draft, dray and draw. Some authorities say the French influence is stronger than that of the Anglo-Saxon. The French influence has driven out and debased many Anglo-Saxon words but it has added many words which help to account for the vast number of synonyms in the English language. The French word beauty has driven out the Anglo-Saxon word fairhood; caution has replaced forewit, bus has taken the place of folkway. The French language has separated ideas. Thus where the Anglo-Saxon used oxen, sheep, swine and calf, and cooked flesh, the French gave the cooked meat the words beef, mutton, pork and veal. The richness of English synonyms is larger than any other language. Sometimes there are twenty-five, thirty or more words for the idea. For the idea expressed by hap piness there are twenty-four syno nyms, each bearing a distinguishable connation. Of the twenty-four^ fourteen come from the French through the Latin, seven from the Teutonic and three from the Greek language. Among the 470,000 words English language there are many which are connected with history. The word chapel has its origin from the Cape of Saint Martin. The English language has been the most unethical in the acquisition of its vocabulary. Not only has borrowed such words as orange, bou levard, house and biology, but it has also stolen complete words from other languages. Among these stolen words are: thug from the Hindoos, coach from the Hungarians, candy from the Persians, tapioca from the Amazons, zig-zag from the French, tungsten from the Swedes, vampire from the Slavs, gorilla from the Af ricans, crawl from the Icelanders, potato from Haitians, ukelele from the Hawaiians, and tea from the Chinese dialect. Some words have unusual sources. Bunk is connected with a loquacious North Carolinian. Boycott comes from the name of a Mr. Boycott who lived in Ireland years ago. Vandal finds its source from the Vandals of the fifth century. Vaudeville comes from the name of a valley in Norm- Josephine Courtney Speaks At Vespers “Our Quest for Happiness” is Summarizing Subject As a fitting speech for the final Vesper Service of the year. Miss Jo sephine Courtney gave a speech “Our Quest for Happiness.” The programs throughout the year have been on “Finding Joy Through Life.” Miss Courtney summed up in her re sume the many and profitable ways find joy through life as they have been presented to us each week. Eleanor Idol, Y. W. C. A. Presi dent, read the Scripture selection from I Peter. The hymns sung were “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” “Sun down,” “Saviour, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise,” and “Break Thou Introducing the retiring “Big Five,” the presidents of the five major organizations for the scholastic year 1931-32, who go out of office May first. They are as follows: Anna Preston, President Student Body; Eleai Idol, President Y. W. C. A.; Ann Meister, President Athletic Association; Beulah May Zachary^ Editor- Chief Sights and Insights; Sarah Graves, Editor-in-Chief the Salemite. Misses Siewers and Mc- Claugherty In Recital Violin and Piano Gradiiates Master Difficult Program On Monday evening, the Salem College School of Music presented an unusually large audience in M morial Hall Miss Elizabeth M Claugherty, violinist of Bluefield, W. Va., and Miss Margaret Siewers, pianist of Winston-Salem, in the second graduating recital of the sea son. Misses MeClaugherty and Siewers are pupils of Miss Hazel Horton Read and Dean Charles G. Vardell, Jr., respectively. Both musicians were masters of the ation and played with remarkable se and artistry. Miss MeClaugherty opened the program with “Sonata in E” in which she showed her clear understanding of the classical form of Handel penetrating tones, marked contrasts, and the skillful execution of trills and turns. Miss Siewers also interpreted the classical period in Mozart’s “Adagio and Gigue,” and in the allegro vivace movement from Beethoven’s “Sonata G. op. 31, No. 1.” As a com plete contrast she played “Fantasie- tueke,” by the romantic composer Schumann. Her clear tones, clean pedaling, light touch, and exquisite pianissimo were dominant qualities of the whole group. ' 'iss MeClaugherty interpreted the romantic period of Beethoven’s in his “Romance in F.” The beautiful melody was well played and the high tones were especially pure. It took little imagination to hear ne groes singing “Chant Negre,” by Walter Kramer. In “Imps” by Ce cil Burleigh, Miss MeClaugherty caught the spirit and produced the light effect by use of the pizzicato. Miss Siewers played “Rieordanza Etude,” by Liszt, which presented many technical difficulties in quick High School Seniors Are House Party Guests Around Ninety Girls From Surrounding Communities Entertained at Salem On Friday evening, April 29, the guests of the House Party were en tertained at a delightful “Get Ac quainted Meeting,” held in the rec reation room of Louisa Wilson Bit ting Building. The main feature a musical program in which Misses Helen Graeber and Annie Zue May took part. For further entertainment of tlie House Party guests there will be a dance after the picnic supper night. The following is a list of the high school seniors who are attending the May Day houseparty at Salem: Helen Allen, Kingsport, Tenn. Mary Nelson Anderson, Mocksville Margaret Anderson, Gastonia, Louise Andrews, Bristol, Tenn. WINNERS OF PASSES If we had two passes this week from the Carolina Thea tre, we should certainly give them with all due ceremony and honors to the people who this year have done a great deal to make the Salemite what it has been, and who have received no recognition for their faithful work and jovial good humor— The Commercial Printers.' Oscar should have one pass to take Oscar, Junior, to the movies—and Mr. Russ and Mr. Cashion would have over the other pass. The only drawback i we don’t have the two pa give away this week ! fight Talented Salem Alumna Renders Performance Miss Charlotte Matthewson Lockwood Gives Brilliant Organ Recital On Thursday evening at the St. Paul’s Episcopal church. Miss Char lotte Mathewson Lockwood, called by authorities the best organist in the United States, gave an organ recital. Miss Lockwood graduated from Salem in 1922. Since then she has studied in New York with Dr. Clar ence Dickinson and in Paris with Charles Marie Widor. Sinee then she has been organist and choir director in some of the largest churches in the country. She has given severa citals throughout the United States and has been guest organist at four national organ conventions as well seiveral state conventions. Miss Lockwood is now the organist and choir director of Crescent Ave nue Presbyterian church, Plainfield, New Jersey, and West End Sy: gogue. New York. She is in addition a member of the Faculty of the school of sacred music at Union The ological Seminary, where she ob tained her master’s degree. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists. Miss Lockwood’s program Thurs day evening was: “Introduction and Allegro,” from ‘Sonata in the Style of Handel,” by Wolstenholm. “Ave Maria,” by Arcadelt. Choral Prelude, “Come Thou Now, Down from Heaven,” by Bach. Suite: Grave, Fughette, Hornpipe, Aria, and Trumpet Tune, by Henry Purcell. “Soul of the Lake,” by Kark Elert. “Scherzo,” from “Symphony No. ),” by Louis Vierne. Third Chorale in A Minor, by Miss Preston Crowned Queen Of The May May Day Houseparty Is In Full Swing This afternoon at four o’clock on the lower campus Miss Anna Pres ton will be crowned Queen of May by Miss Carrye Braxton, her maid of honor. The natural beauty and dignity of the setting will add to the impressiveness of the event. This will be followed by a pageant, writ ten and directed by Misses Martha Davis and Anna Preston. Members of the court are as follows: Courtland Preston, Elizabeth Miller, Rachel Bray, Beatrice Hyde, Margaret Smith, Mildred Hanes, Grace Brown, Elois Padriek, Virginia Bailey, Nina Hoffman, Alice Phillpott, Ruth Mc Leod. Misses Elizabeth and Mary Price will be heralds, and Misses Emily Boger and Martha Mann, Pages. The characters in the pageant are: Marse John Charlotte O’Brien Meh Lady, Susan....Mary L. Mickey Betsy--..Mary Virginia Pendergraph Plato Elizabeth Hatch Aunt Sally Frances Caldwell liastus Margaret McLean George W^ashington -—Emily Mickey Pickaninny Dance—Louise Mar shall, Margaret Ward, Mary Penn, Mary Brooks, Mary Louise Fuller, Mary Drew Dalton. Minuet (Men) : Georgia Hunting ton, Wanna Mary Huggins, Mary Catherine Siewers, Frances Nunn. (Women), Sarah Horton, Mary B. Williams, Jo Courtney, Mary Sam- Soldiers: Dorothy Heidenreieh, Grace Pollock, Isabelle Pollock, Elizabeth Leak, Margaret Wall, Katherine Lasater, Ghilan Hall, Mary Katherine Thorpe, Helen Ma rie George, Rachel Carroll, Frances Adam.s, Marion Hadley. These dances are under the direc tion of Mrs. Gloria Crouse. The May Day Houseparty is in full swing. Our guests from the high schools of the surrounding cit ies have been arriving sinee yester day at noon, and are being enter tained by the college under the direc tion of I. R. S. Last evening there was a musical in the recreation room of Louisa Bitting Building, and this morning there was a tour of the cam pus and observation of classes. To night at 8 o’clock the Pierrette Players will present' a play in Me morial Hall. We are glad to have you. High School Seniors, and hope to see you back next fall! Alpha Chi Alpha Invites New Members National Journalistic Sorority Initiates Twelve Girls On Tuesday, April 19, Alpha Chi Alpha initiated the following mem bers: Martha Davis, Julia Meares, Elinor Phillips, Josephine Courtney, Margaret Johnson, Dorothy Heiden- reich, Louise Brinkley, Susan Cald- er, Mary Absher, Mildred Wolfe, Zina Vologodsky, and Miriam Stev- son. Alpha Chi Alpha is a national hon orary journalistic sorority which has its purpose the furthering of jour nalistic efforts, the recognition of students who have done satisfactory work for at least a year on college publications.