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Prof. Henry Lilly Talks
On English Etymology
English is Most Unethical
Language, Having Stolen
From Almost Every
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
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
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.
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 !
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
Miss Lockwood’s program Thurs
day evening was:
“Introduction and Allegro,” from
‘Sonata in the Style of Handel,” by
“Ave Maria,” by Arcadelt.
Choral Prelude, “Come Thou Now,
Down from Heaven,” by Bach.
Suite: Grave, Fughette, Hornpipe,
Aria, and Trumpet Tune, by Henry
“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
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-
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

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