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Annual Greek Play
Today In The Glen
Dramatic Club Presents
Euripides’ “Iphigenia”
This afternoon, Saturday, May lt,
at three forty-five o’clock, the Pier
rette Players, under the direction of
Dr. Willoughby, will present Iphi
genia, a Greek play by Kuripides. As
Ur. Eondthaler stated Wednesday
morning in chapel, many colleges
would not care to present a Greek
play, and few would dare to do so.
That the production of a Greek play
every year at Salem has become a
tradition is significant in the cul
tural life of the college. Without the
careful organization and the faithful
and skillful directing of Dr. Wil
loughby, and without the co-operar
tion and the loyalty of the Pierrettes,
and without the sacrifice of time of
both, Iphigenia could not be present
ed. The play given at Salem this
year is especially distinguished in
that Mr. Vardell composed, some
what in the manner of the ancients,
the music for the chorus.
The cast of characters for Iphi
genia is as follows:
Iphigenia, eldest daughter of Aga
memnon, King of Argos; supposed to
have been sacrificed by him to
Artemis at Aulis—Mary Virginia
Orestes, her brother; pursued by
Furies for killing his mother, Cly-
temnestra, who had murdered Aga
memnon—Edith Kirkland.
Pylades, Prince of Phokis, friend
to Orestes—Beulah Zachary.
Thoas, King of Tauris, a savage
country beyond the Symplegades—
Adelaide Silversteen.
A Herdsman—Margaret McLean.
A messenger—Virginia Nall.
Priestesses — Phyllis Noe, Alois
Padrick, Betty Boone.
Chorus of Captive Greek Women,
handmaids to Iphigenia — Mary B.
Williams, Francos Mendenhall, Wan
na Mary Huggins, Frances Butner,
Irene Clay, Tommye Frye, Rosalie
Smith, Caro McNeil, Josephine
Courtney, Margaret Bagby, Rebecca
Hines, Virginia Bailey.
The Goddess Pallas Athena —
Emily Moore.
Admission to Iphigenia is by Pier
rette ticket or fifty cents.
Salem Girls Speak
At Alumnae Meeting
Miss Mary Audrey Stough Is
Elected President of Char
lotte Association
Tuesday night at the home of Mrs.
Charles Ross on Rosewell Avenue in
Charlotte the Charlotte Salem Alum
nae Association was hostess to the
high school seniors who are interest
ed in Salem and to several Salem
girls, who gave short talks. Miss
Frances Caldwell was in charge of
the program and expressed an appre
ciation on the part of the college
for the invitation to the meeting.
Miss Mary Louise Mickey told of
the changes made in the Music
School, Miss Emily Mickey spoke
on the extra-curricular activities, and
Miss Susan Calder spoke on the
Athletic Association. Both the alum
nae and the high school seniors
seemed very much interested.
At a short business meeting prior
'o the program Miss Mary Audrey
iough was elected president for
32-33. The Charlotte Association
is four meetings every year.
Scene From Iphigenia
Dr. Pearl Willoughby
Discusses Greek Drama
Background of “Iphigenia”
Presented in Expanded
A discussion of tlie characters, set
ting, and historical background of
the Greek drama, Iphigenia
Tauris,, by Euripides was presented
in expanded chapel period by Dr.
Pearl Vivian Willoughby, who is di
recting its production at Salem on
Saturday afternoon. Through this
discussion all students and faculty,
whether well acquainted with dr
or not, were assured of a real insight
into the spirit as well as the action
of the play. This familiarity was
enjoyed by the ancients who were
well versed in mythology and knew
all the circumstances leading up to
the point of action with which the
drama begins, and it is well that a
modern audience should have at least
some part of such fore-knowledge.
Dr. Willoughby first gave a brief
account of the lives of Tantalus and
his descendants. The former, who
is addressed in the opening lines of
the play as the “man of torment and
of pride,” was the son of Zeus and a
man of evil deeds who often dis
pleased the gods. His son, Pelops,
fell in love with the beautiful Hip-
podamia whom he won in marriage
by his victory in a chariot race. Pe-
lo]5s, however, inherited the evil
nature of his father, Tantalus, and
after his marriage he committed
many crimes which aroused the par
ticular anger of Hermes who wanted
vengeance on his house. This Hermes
achieved by giving to Atreus, one of
Pelops’ two sons, a golden lamb
which promised power and wealth to
its owner. Thyestes, the other son,
immediately tried to gain possession
of this lamb, and a terrible feud en
sued, as a result of which Atreus
killed his brother and was in turn
slain by one of his own kinsman.
Atreus’ two sons were Agamemnon
and Menelaus. The former was the
ISTER FOR 1932-’33
Registration for next year will
take place from Monday, 16 until
Friday, 20, when all students are
expected to file with the registrar a
registration card or a withdrawal
blank. This, of course, does not ap
ply to Seniors.
Summer school registration is
necessary, and all courses expected
to be taken during the summer
months must be approved. For this
purpose cards may be obtained from
Miss Blair on Monday.
Misses Kimel And Pratt
Give Brilliant Recital
Interpret Difficult Program
With Musical Intelligence
The series of graduating recitals
closed on Monday night when the
Salem College School of Music pre
sented to a large audience in Me
morial Hall Miss Doris Kimel,
coloratura soprano and Miss Evelyn
Pratt, pianist both of Winston-Salem.
Miss Kimel is a pupil of Ernest Les
lie Schofield, and Miss Pratt of Miss
Viola Tucker. The soloists were
assisted by Miss Ruth Marsden, who
played Miss Kimel’s accompaniments
at the piano, and by Dean Vardell,
who played the orchestral accom
paniment to Miss Pratt’s Concerto on
the organ.
Miss Kimel opened the recital with
“Pastoral,” an Old English song (ar-
anged by H.Lane Wilson). This was
a rather light number with pretty
melody and many cadenzas.
“L’Amour de Moy” was a quiet
French chanson of the fifteenth cen-
tur3^, which Miss Kimel interpreted
with feeling in her sweet tones. Mo
zart’s “Alleluia” was a powerful
number. She brought her first group
to a climax with “Tarantella Napole-
tana” by Rossini, which was bril
liant and dramatic.
Miss Pratt opened her part of the
program with “Arioso” by Bach-
Pirani, which she played with much
depth of tone and in a decisive man
ner, both of which showed her under
standing of its demands. “Consola
tion” by Liszt was made up largely
of rolled chords and arpeggios,
which brought contrasts between the
brilliant and the quiet. She closed
May 27—Transfer of caps and
Academy graduation.
May 28—Salem Alumnae Day.
1:00 Luncheon in costume.
3:00 George Washington
4:30 Senior Masque.
8:15 Grand Concert.
10:00 President’s Reception.
May 29—11:00 Baccalaureate
Sermon by Bishop
4:00 Washington Memorial
7:00 Senior Vespers.
May 30—Graduation Day.
10:45 Daisy Chain Proces-
11:00—Graduation address
and presentation oi
Recital At Last Music
Hour Of The Year
Advanced Students Show
Marked Improvement
As the last music hour of the year
there was a recital by rather ad
vanced students in the music depart
ment. Though some of them appeared
for the first time in music hour, most
of the players had performed before,
and it was interesting to note their
improvement during the course of
The following program of piano,
harp, and vocal solos was given:
Romance in E Minor
Annie Zue May
Song of Brittany Chaminade
Doris Foster
Etude—“Ghosts” Sehytte
Marjorie Mendenhall
Petite Etude Schumann
Prelude No. 3 Carlos Salzedo
Ruth Miller
Valse, Op. 64, No. 3 Chopin
Lois Moores
Hunting Song in A Flat Schumann
Beulah Wall
Rustle of Spring Sinding
Rachel Bray
Autumn^.,., Rogers
Bcliold, the Master Passeth By
Frances Peterson
Rondo (from Sonata, Op. 26)
Nancy Thompson
Nocturne, Op. 72, No. 1 — Chopin
Margaret L. Johnson
Troika Tschaikowsky
Martha Davis
Number 30.
Student Federation
Held AtN.C.C.W.
Mary Catherine Siewers Elec
ted State Treasurer
At the recent North Carolina Fed
eration of Students, which was held
at N. C. C. W. on May 6-7, Mary
Catherine Siewers was elected treas
urer. This honor came at the final
session of a most interesting con
ference, where Miss Siewers, Mary
Katherine Thorpe, and Florence
Aitcheson were representatives for
Salem. They give a report of a good
time and a worth-while week-end
spent with representatives of schools
from over the state.
They arrived Friday at five o’clock,
and after registering and being taken
to their rooms by their hostesses of
N. C. C. W., the delegates were en
tertained at a buffet supper. At
eight-thirty they assembled for an
address by Mr. Taylor of the gover
nor’s council, who set forth the plan
that is made to relieve economic
strain in North Carolina. By de
veloping natural resources by scien
tific means, and by making every
spot in North Carolina so beautiful
that tourists will be attracted, the
state hopes to regain prosperity and
to better her condition even in
normal times.
After the lecture there was a dance
the gymnasium, where the girls
broke, because there were more of
them than boys, and a good orchestra
furnished music.
On Saturday morning delegates
from girls’ and boys’ schools had
separate discussion groups concern
ing their particular problems. A
general session followed, and results
of the discussions were com
pared. It appeared that the honor
lystem exists only in schools as small
3S Salem, where it functions very
well as compared with other schools.
The so-called “honor system” of lar
ger colleges is simply a “snooper
system,” with the student council
acting as a court to try offenses.
The afternoon session was a dis
cussion of extra-curricular activities
—finding time and money for them.
Though, it was shown, smaller
schools are forced to exact a very
high budget to cover the expenses of
their activities, large colleges collect
a small fee from each individual and
still find money for salaries of the
heads of their organizations. It is a
loop-hole for graft and “some dirty
politics.” Albright of Carolina talk-
politics—in school, state, and
Faculty Committee
Conducts Vespers
Mr. McDonald Speaks on
Ideals in Life
On Sunday evening. May 8, the
Faculty Advisory Committee had
charge of the Vesper program, with
Miss Lawrence presiding. Miss
Dorothy Thompson played the pre
lude. After an opening hymn Miss
Lawrence led in prayer, and Mrs.
Rondthaler read a part of the
twelfth chapter of Luke. Miss Hazel
Read played a selection on the violin.
Mr. McDonald spoke to the group
on ideals. He said that it seemed
particularly appropriate on Mother’s
Day to talk on ideals, for, not only
in Christian countries, but through-
Clubs Elect Officers
For Coming Year
Four Organizations An
nounce Election
Elections are still taking place on
the campus among the organizations.
The following club officers have been
Mathematics Club
President—Dorothy Heidenreich.
Vice-President—Mary Stockton.
Secretary—Lena Petree.
Treasurer—Mary Louise Fuller.
French Club
President—Mary Lillian Colute.
Vice-President—Ruth Crouse
Secretary-Treasurer—Jean Patter-
Alpha Chi Alpha
President—Dorothy Heidenreich
Vice-President—Susan Calder
Secretary—Mary Absher
Treasurer—Elinor Phillips.
Latin Club
President—Elinor Phillips
Vice-President—Dorothy Sims
Secretary—Virginia Allen

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