North Carolina Newspapers

Number 19.
Salem Music School
Gives Night Recital
Delightful Program to Be
Presented Monday
On Monday night, February 26, at
8:15 o’clock, the School of Music of
Salem College will present a student’s
recital. The public is invited to attend.
Fantasia in C minor Mozart
Miss Ruth Wolfe
Doctor Gradus at Parnassus. Debussy
Miss Mary Absher
Sonata in C minor—Preludia
Miss Nancy McNeely
Aria “M’appari”(Marta) Flotow
Mr. Kenneth Bryant
Sonata pathetique—Finale: Ronod
Miss Frances Suttlemyre
Hejre Kati Hubay
Miss Irene Clay
Aria: “O Mis Fernando Domigetti
(La Favorita)
Miss Lois Naff
Polonaise in C sharp minor Chopin
Miss Mary Louise Mickey
Father of Dean Vardell
Celebrates 74th Birthday
President-Emeritus of Flora
MacDonzild Honored
On Monday, February 12, Dr, C.
G. Vardell, president-emeritus of
Flora Macdonald College and father
of Dean Charles Vardell of Salem,
was honored by a banquet at the col
lege in Red Springs, in honor of his
74th birthday.
Dr. H. G. Beddinger, president of
Flora Macdonald, was toastmaster for
the occasion, and Dr, Rondthaler, life
long friend of the “birthday boy” as
he called Dr. Vardell, was the speaker
for the evening. In token of the love
and appreciation for his devotion to
the cause of education, Dr. Vardell
was presented with gifts by the presi
dent of the student body and the pres
ident of the alumnae association.
Many toasts were offered to him, and
a huge birthday cake, lighted by seven
ty-four candles, was presented him
by Margaret Vardell, daughter of
Dean Vardell.
Among the few close friends and
relatives who came to wish the be
loved president-emeritus best wishes
were Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler, Dean
Vardell and Miss Margaret Vardell.
After the banc|^uet the guests were
invited to attend a concert by the
noted pianist, Mme. Dayas, a mem
ber of the faculty of the conservatory
of music at Cincinnati. Following
the concert a social hour was enjoyed
with Mrs. Beddinger, wife of the
president presiding over the table.
State School Curricu
lum to be Revamped
Salem Represented in Pre
liminary Conferences
The State school course of study is
to be made the focus of a two-year
investigation in which hundreds of
cultural, civic, and technical organi
zations will cooperate with the State
Department of Education with the
aim of bringing the work of the
schools more directly into vital rela
tion with modern life. The study,
which is understood to receive finan
cial support from the General Edu
cation Board, Was launched at a pre
liminary meeting held February 16
in the Hall of the House of Repre
sentatives in Raleigh. Salem College
was represented by President Rond
thaler and Mr. McDonald, of the De
partment of Education and Psycho
logy. The five hundred or
attendance represented practically
every educational institution, club,
or organization in the life of the state.
Formal addresses were made by Gov
ernor ,T. C. B. Ehringhaus and State
Superintendent A. T. Allen. The en
tire day was devoted to discussion,
which each major organization w
called upon to expressits point of view
in the matter of curriculum revision.
Dr. Willoughby
Addresses Altrusans
‘Contributions of Women
To History of Novel”
Saturday evening, February 18, at
the Twin City Country Club, Dr. Pearl
V. Willoughby, head of the Salem
College English Department, spoke
to the joint meeting of the Charlotte
and Winston-Salem branches of the
North Carolina Altrusians, at the
celebration of the club’s tenth anni
versary. Her topic was “The Con
tribution of Women to the History of
the Novel.’” In her talk. Dr. Wil
loughby brought out many interesting
Though, as yet no woman has risen
to the position of major poet, many
women have done beautiful and dis
tinguished work in verse. It is in the
development of prose fiction that wom
en have done their most notable work.
Before the publication of “Princess
de Cleves” by Mme. de la Fayette in
1668, fiction dealt only with marvels
and adventure.
In England in the 17th century,
Mrs. Aphra Behn was the most no
table writer of fiction. In “Qronoo-
ka’ her famous “Noble Savage” story,
she anticipates Defoe, whose realistic
narratives have the verisimilitude of
actual history.
When the fiction of the eightenth
century turned to an exploitation of
horror, Mrs. Radcliffe surpassed all
her contemporaries in this respect and
was the most influencial of the writ
ers of Gothic romance. The turn from
the literature of terror and propa
ganda, developed in the early eigh
teenth century to a picture of every
day social life was likewise accom
plished by a woman—Fanny Burney,
writer of “Evelina.”
Jane Austin carried forward the
novel of manners into the 19th cen
tury, enriching it with playful sar
casm and keen comments on character.
George Elliot surpassed in psycho
logy any of male fiction writers in her
generation. Contrary to Dickens who
tended toward caricature and Thack
eray who tended toward the making
of puppet-characters, Elliot presented
characters that have a sturdy Solidity
and reality.
The Bronte sisters were probably
the most revolutionary of all English
writters of fiction of the 19th century,
“The Tenant,” by Anne Bronte, is the
first English novel which makes
strong protest against the dominate
male. “Jane Eyre” was regarded ^
indelicate and as revolutionary.
Freshmen Entertain
Juniors at Dinner
Dancing and Singing
Feature of Evening
Big sisters and little sisters and
food and music and witticisms of Dr.
Rondthaler and Mr. Curlee equal
good time of Juniors and Freshmen
last Saturday evening. As a good ex
ample to all sisters, Beverly and
Cokey vied with each other in prais
ing the other class. According
Beverly, the “lowly, green worr
:periencing the joy emotion,
e so happy they almost went
a tangent. Cokey seemed to
think the Freshmen were the best
little sisters to be found, and after
Saturday night all the Juniors agreed
with her.
Needless to say. Dr. Rondthaler and
Mr. Curlee were the most sought after
gentlemen of the evening an
ual, were the life of the party. They
kept the traditional ball of conversa-
■■ I rolling; just ask Jane Williams
Margaret Ward. These worthy
sires must have learned how to exert
power t)ver women i^ast (Thursday
night at the lecture on Hypnotism.
Between bites of delicious food, ev
eryone enjoyed a singing good time
with the latest song hits, including
“She’ll Be Coming Around the Moun
tain,” and “She Died of a Broken
Rib”. When there were lulls in the
singing Martha Neal disertated on the
trials of a housewife.
Leaving the dining room fortified
with whistles, paper caps, and hatch
ets (it wasn’t a scalping party, how
ever) everyone went to the recreation
of Louisa Bitting, The recreation
room of Louisa Bitting, The recreation
room was decorated with red crepe
paper and pyramids of long, red bal
loons. Here, after about an hour and
a half of dancing, the family party
broke up.
All about the big jamboree to
be staged Saturday night in the
hut—!!—The Sophomore Ball, it
is to be called, and a ball it ■will
be, too, with toe tickling music
by a sho’-’nuff dance orchestra!!
And the dancing—what a treat it
will be to dance with a gigolo—
not one that you read about in
Love Story Magazines — but a
real, flesh and blood Romeo. And
while you’re waiting for your
favorite gigolo, there’ll be tables
where you can sit and watch him
- simply listen to
And then the evening will come
to a glorious climax with the cor
onation of the king and queen—
those two mysterious notables
whose names as yet remain ques
tionable. The nature of the cere
mony is not yet to be revealed,
but it will be either so ridiculous
ly funny that you’ll be in a good
humor til Spring holidays, or so
amazingly beautiful and impres
sive that you’ll forget about May
And after the coronation—a
surprise—in honor of the king and
queen, and for the entertainment
and pleasure of our patrons, we
shall present a twenty-minute
stage show—short ’n’ snappy, but
chock full of the latest song hits,
clever comedy, and everything
that goes to make up peppy, fast-
moving entertainment. We’ll ex
pect everyone from Dr. Rond
thaler to Buddy Downs (or should
I say from Buddy Downs to Dr.
Rondthaler!) However it is, or
whoever you are—we’ll promise
you something new and different
—something that we ’re sure you
’ll enjoy immensely throughout
the evening.
Salem Faculty Guests
At High School
Misses Read and Blair Heard
By Local Students
IS Hazel Horton Read, head of
the violin department of Salem Col
lege, was enthusiastically received
by the students of the Richard J.
Reynolds High School, at their chap
el service on Friday, February 16.
Before playing each selection, Miss
Read gave a colorful and interesting
interpretation of it. She was accom
panied at the piano by Miss Dorothy
The program consisted of:
At Sunset
To the Warriors Cecil
From a Wigwam Cecil
The Avalanche Burleigh
Guitonne Maskowski
Allegro from Concerto in D
Problems of a College Fresh-
i” was the subject of an enlight
ening talk made by Miss Marion
Blair, registrar and member of the
Salem College Faculty, before a
meeting of the National Honor Soc
iety of the high school on Wednes
day njoming.
Dealing first with the results
freshman in college might expect
from his or her attendance there.
Miss Blair cited the acquisition of
knowledge, the broadening of friend
ship and the outlook on life and the
development of character and per
sonality as predominating.
As to the problems facing the
Freshman, Miss Blair stated, "
will be a greater and keener compe
tition, due to the percentage of hon
or students from high schools all
over the country; a strange environ
ment to which adaptation must be
made and lastly the fact that the
Freshman in a college community
be of the same relative
portance as in his own community
The Freshman must make his
way from an even start.
The success of this week’s paper
entirely because of the work of Mar
tha Binder and Elizabeth Jerome.
They took complete charge and did
hard work. How about compliment
ing them—they deserve it.
Y. P. M.
Owing to certain ‘difficulties’, Y.
P. M, yesterday was a great surprise.
At 11:15 the student body was ex
cused for a recess of 45 minutes.
We congratulate the new committee.
Salem Professors
Attend National Meet
Classes Will Be Conducted
By Visiting Professors
The annual convention of research
and administrative societies in educa
tion which are affiliated with the
National Education Association will
be held in Cleveland, Ohio, during
five days from February 23 through
27, Ralph W, McDonald and Noble
R, McEwen, of the Department of
Psychology adn Education, will attend
as members of the North Carolina
delegation. During the absence of
Mr. McDonald and Mr. McEwen their
Salem classes will be taught by Mr.
J. B. Hathorn as visiting professor of
Psychology and Education. Professor
Hathorn, Dean and Professor of Edu
cational Psychology in Sam Houston
State Teachers College, HuintsviUe,
Texas, is spending this year in the
graduate school of Duke University.
Messrs. McDonald and McEwen
will participate in the meetings of the
following groups with which they are
associated: National Association of
College Teachers of Education; Na
tional Society for the Study of Edu
cation; Psychological Research Asso
ciation; Department of Superintend
ence of the National Education Asso-
ciatoin; Kappa Delta Pi, national hon
or fraternity in education; American
Council on Education. They will at
tend also the general sessions of the
National Education Association.
Professor Hathorn will be accom
panied to Salem by Mrs. Hathorn.
During their week’s visit they will re-
the campus.
Duke Institute Of
Internaltional Affairs
Conferences Wll Be Held
In June
The second annual Duke Institute
of International Relations will be held
Duke University, Durham, from
. 11 to 23. This Institute is under
joint auspices of The American
Friends Service Committee and Duke
This is a twelve day Conference for
_ ^eryone interested in promoting
world peace. A program has been
worked out arranging for classes in
the morning, recreation in the after-
-->011, and lectures in the evening.
Experts in the fields of Education,
Economics, History, Law, Sociology,
and Religion will present the problems
of International Relations from their
special angles. The faculty will in
clude such eminent authorities as: Dr.
Leighton Richards, of Birmingham,
England, upon “The Individual’s Re
lation to War;” Dr. Kirby Page, Edi
tor The World Tomorrow, upon “A
Religious Program for World Peace;”
Dr. Grover Clark, national authority
upon “The Far Eastern Conflict;”
Dr. Dudley D. Carroll of the Uni ver
ity of North Carolina, upon “An In
dependent World;” Dr. Justin Miller,
of Duke Law School, upon “Interna
tional Law and World Cooperation;”
Dr. Calvin Hoover, famous student
of European affairs, upon “European
Democracies and Dictators;” Dr. De-
International Pray er
Observed at Vespers
Mrs. Haywood Speaks on
The Service of Prayer
Sunday night, February 18, Mrs. T.
Holt Haywood spoke at vespers on
the service of prayer. She explained
that real prayer was not simply mut
tering incoherent sentences every
morning and night. To pray truly we
all must pray ceaselessly. She ex
pressed very beautifully and very sin
cerely the fact that Christ is a twen
tieth century man and not merely the
man living in the easy first century.
If we consider Him as a fellow-man,
up-to-date and modern, it will be easy
to fall in with His ideas. In our life
of every day, we can make our pray
ers constant by always having an at
titude of prayer. It is impossible to
carry out literally the request, but
our attitudes often speak more forc
ibly than our words.
If we live our lives thus, they will
become like a tree, she said in closing,
ever growing calmer, stronger, and
more courageous. Our leaves will
be eternally drinking of the water of
Exhibition At Salem
Of German Treasures
Original Etchings Displayed
For a Week
r one week beginning on Tues
day, February 27, there will be ex
hibited in the living room of the Alice
Clewell Building a collection of orig
inal German works of art. The Carl
Schurz Memorial Foundation, which
strives to bring about cultural re
lationships between Germany and the
United States, is sponsoring the ex
Included in the collection are fam-
_as etchings, woodcuts, and lito
graphs. The exhibit begins with the
works of Max Liebermann, born in
1847 and for 30 years president of
the Russian Academy. Modern trends
in German Art for the last fifty years
are also traced. There are represen
tatives of the impressionistic era, the
school of naturalism, the school of
expressionism, and the abstract field.
Salem students are particularly
fortunate in being able to enjoy this
renowned exhibit. Although it is be
ing shown all over the country, only
six colleges in North Carolina have
the privilege and benefit of its dis
play on their campuses. There is no
admission for the exhibit and gallery
talks will be made concerning the
various works of art.
Dr. Risner Speaks
At Salem College
Minister Draws Lessons
From Exposition
On Friday night the Wiinston-
Salem Junior Civic Club sponsored
a lecture at Salem College, deliver
ed by Dr. Henry Clay Bisner, a
veteran Baptist Minister and widely
traveled publicist. Rev. Gordon
Spaugh introduced the speaker.
Dr. Risner used as a theme for
hia interesting and thoughtful lec
ture, the historical, scientific, and
spiritual phases of life. He first
gave a brief summary of the develop
ment of America’s historical events.
History is the investigation of how
things came to be as they are. He
went on to a discussion of Chicago
and of the great Exposition which
he attended during the past summer.
He stated that the slogan of the ex
position might well be termed “To
Understand What is in Front of
Us,” and this, he added, compre
hends the essential philosophy of
Dr. Risner discussed the stress the
exposition laid on science which dis
covers cause and effect, but does not
give advice. Science played a great
and destructive part in the last war.
He made mention of great scientists
who were memoralized in the Hall of
Seniors Advised
Of Teaching Position
Encouragement Given
Primsu-y Teachers
The Department of Education and
sychology has prepared a bulletin.
Suggestions to Seniors Who Desire
Teaching Positions, which is available
upon request. Mr. McDonald states
that this is the season when the pros
pective teacher should begin her
search for the appropriate position.
A fact of encouragement to Salem
seniors is that, despite the depression
which has upset teaching during the
past three years, the demand for Sal-
teaching graduates seems to be
greater than ever before. The largest
per cent of placements has been
among the Primary teaching gradu-
practically all of whom have se
cured positions for the past three
years. Eighty per cent of the Gram
mar Grade teaching graduates during
the same period have secured posi
tions. Approximately fifty-five per
cent of these certified to do high
school teaching have obtained employ
ment, although many of the positions
secured by these graduates have been
in the elementary school. - Such per
cents of successful candidates for '
teaching positions are considered un
usually high under the conditions
which liave existed.

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