WINSTON-SALEM. N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 5. 1937.
Climax of Civic Music
Lawrence Tibbett, famous bari
tone, thrilled a huge audience, Tues
day evening, March 2 at Reynolds
Memorial Auditorium when he pre
sented his program which was the
outstanding event of the Civic Mus
ic Concert for the winter season.
Although Mr. Tibbett most gen
erously and delightfully presented
nine encores, he left the large audi
ence enthusiastic and desirous for
his return again and again to the
stage. The encores gave Mr. Tibbett
as the master showman opportunity
for informal expression and humor
More than one hundred Salem
College girls who sat behind him on
the stage gasped when Mr. Tibbett
with a twinkle in his eyes mentioned
the name of the picture ‘ ‘ Under your
Spell” from which “De Hallelujah
Rhythm” had been cut. Mr. Tib-
bet delighted in teasing these girls
when he was in the wings off stage,
and also in turning his back on the
audience to sing parts of his songs
Mr. Stewart 'Wille, whose mastery
of the piano was shown in his presen
tation of two compositions and in
encore, gave excellent and skillful
Mr. Tibbett’s concert was an out
standing event in musical history in
AVinston-Salem. Voice and music
experts declared that the concert
was among Mr. Tibbett’s best per
formances, and was one of the great
est concerts in point of versatility
and charm that have been given.
The formal programs together with
the nine encores was as follows:
“Hear Me Ye Winds and
“The Cloths of Heaven” .... Dunhill
“I Am a Eoamer Bold,” from
“I’m a Stranger” Mendelssohn
Encore—“Where Ere You
“The Wanderer” Schubert
“Love Song” Brahms
“Pare Thee Well”
(Lebe Wohl) - Wolf
“The Omnipotence” Schubert
Encore—' ‘ Retreat ’ ’
“La terrasse des audiences du
clair de lune” Debussy
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Sponsored By Y.
Sew the ear on your pet calico
dog, tie a ribbon around his neck,
and enter him in the Pet Show spon
sored by the Y. next week. Enter
your family of china kittens too.
A grand prize for the most fantastic
creature and individual prizes and
ribbons for student and faculty pets
will be awarded. The animals will
be displayed in Louisa Bitting Build
ing, Wednesday afternoon and night,
at nine p. m. The awards will be
made by a judging committee con
sisting of those three famous animal
specialists. Dean Charles Vardell, Mr.
Roy Campbell, and Miss Jane Lieb-
In order to be accepted all ani
mals must be accompanied by a slip
of paper stating the name of the
animal, its pedigree, and the name
of its owner. Also the owner will
be charged the small fee of five
cents per animal to insure against
injury or loss. Enter your pets any
time between now and Wednesday
with Frances Salley in Louisa Bit
ting Building, Virginia Ijee in Alice
Clewell, or Helen- McArthur in day
Third Music Hour of This
Students in the School of Music
presented the following program
Thursday, March 4, in Memorial
Gavotte in R Flat Handel
The Urn Ware
At the Convent Borodin
Betty Jane Nalley
B. C. Dunford, Jr.
Somewhere in this Summer Night
MISS MARKS AND MR.
McEWEN IN NEW
Miss Sallie B. Marks and Mr.
Noble R. McEwen attended the meet
ing of the National Educational As
sociation of the United States which
was held in New Orleans, La., on
February 20-25. The first general
session was a vesper service held
Sunday, February 21, at which A. L.
Threlked, president, presided. The
pupils of the Public Schools of New
Orleans presented a pageant, “The
Glory of Dixie,” at the second gen
On Monday, February 22, the third
general session was opened with a
shower of camellias. Ten thousand
blooms, furnished by Parish Superin.
tondent of Louisiana were distribut
ed by gay-costumed girl students.
On Wednesday morning, a compli
mentary Creole breakfast was served
under the famous old Dueling Oaks
in City Park. At this breakfast
8.000 people were served and the fol
lowing amounts of food was served
8.000 cups of coffee 198 lbs. of grits
SOOO portions of grillade, 150 lbs. of
butter fiOOO bana^nas, 3000 crabs,
3000 crayflsli, and several tanks of
orange juice. Wednesday night,
through the activities of the New
Orleans Publi* School Teachers As
sociation, a Carnival Ball was held,
and on Thursday afternoon, as a cli
max to the activities sponsored by
the city of New Orleans, the parade
of the Krewe of NOR, from theMar-
di Gras was repeated. Fifty-eight
floats, depicting “What New Or
leans Makes,” were manned by hun
dreds of school children of the public
One of tne most outstanding fig-
uses at the convention was Hendrick
Willen Van Loon who spoke on “The
School’s Predicament.” The 288
pound Dutchman who is a journalist,
educator, and the author of “The
Story of Mankind,” and “Van
Loon’s Geograj^iy,” said “—But
since children despise those things
they got for nothing, the school will
have to modify its policies and re
introduce an element of hardness
into the system of bestowing an edu
cation upon the multitudes.”
HONOR ROLL FOR FIRST
57 Students Average 87 or
Through the office of the registrar
the names of fifty-seven students who
made the honor roll for their first
semester’s work were announced in
last Saturday morning’s chapel by
Dr. Howard Rondthaler.
Those on the first honor roll, that
is, who average “A minus” (a grade
of 90) or above, were:
Senior class: Eloise baynes, Re-
bekah Baynes, Freida Blumenthal,
Margaret Crist, Caroline Diehl, Hazel
McMahan, Virginia Neely, Sara In
gram, B. Ck Dunford, Jr., Anna With
ers, Margaret Stafford, Josephine
Junior class: Laura Elizabeth
Bland, Anna Wray Fogle, Florence
.Toynor, Mary Woodruff, WiJliam
Sophomore class: Josephine Hutch
ison, Helen McArthur, Katherine
Snead, Mary Thomas, Helen Totten.
Freshman class: Christine Dobbins,
Geraldine Baynes, Sarah Burrell, Ann
Marie Lowery, Mary Joe Pearson,
Business course: Mary Sands.
On the second honor roll, averag
ing “B plus” (a grade of 87) or
Senior class: Carolyn Byrum, Jane
Crow, Viola Farthing, Mary Louise
Haywood, Helen Jones, Ruth Nor
man, Corinne Pate, Jane Rondthaler,
Junior class: Peggy Brawley, Jose
phine Gribbin, Mary McColl, Laura
Emily Pitts, Harriet Taylor, Blevins
Sophomore class: Edith McLean,
Julia Preston, Ethel Mae Angelo,
Betty Bahnson, Christine Dunn.
Freshman class: Sara Elizabeth
Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Ilatt.
Business course: Artie Ethel Bol
ling, Dorothy Correll, Marian Gray,
Lessie Johnson, Stephanie Newman,
Annie Bridgeman Stancill.
It has been the custom each
year for the Junior members of
the staff to edit an issue of the
Saleniite. This week’s editor is
On Saturday night from 6 to 8,
in four different places, Salem
freshmen entertained their junior
big sisters in an unusual manner.
The four different places were the
recreation room of Louisa Wilson
Bitting Boilding, the dining room.
Main Hall, and the Rondthaler home!
and the “unusual manner” was a
progressive dinner in the form of a
At the town tavern refreshments
were served by Virginia Hollowell.
Hors d’oeuvres were followed by a
floor show. Master of Ceremonies,
Nancy Court, introduied B. C. Dun
ford to play three number.s, Helen
Morgan (Josephine Lea), to sing
Greta Garbo (Dorothy Jane Thomp
son), to answer questions with petty
“no-o-o’s”, Charles Laughton (Ella
Walker Hill), to strut and bow, the
cxotii Margo (Judy Devereux), to in
terpret the dance, and Mae W^est
(Josephine Lea), to encourage
“Come up and see me sometime.”
Entertainment from the cotton
fields was found with the main course
in the dining room. Conrad’s snappy
tap dancing and enviable trucking
to Rob’s fast piano accompaniment
and their rhythmic singing was quite
a surprise to many Salemites who had
not realized before that there was
such admirable talent to be found
on the campus in two of our dining
Marie Lowry, Betty Sanford, and
Josephine Lea took us to the moun
tains with their hillbilly songs while
we ate strawberry shortcake in Main
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MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD
FOR MRS. ANSCOMBE
A memorial service was held Wednesday morning for Mrs. Francis
C. Anscombe, who passed away Saturday. Mrs. Anscombe was the wife
bf Dr. Francis Anscombe, and was at one time a Teacher of Art at
The program opened with a hymn, “Thy Majesty, How Vast It Is.”
Scripture and prayer by Bishop J. K. Pfohl. “Adoramus Te” (Pales
trina) was presented by the glee club.
A memoir, prepared by Dr. Anscombe was read by Dr. Rondthaler.
Violin .solo “Andante Lalo” by Miss Hazel Horton Read.
Then followed tributes by Friends’ ministers, including Rev. Thom
as Sykes, mini.ster of the Friends’ Meeting, High Point. Dr. Raymond
Benford, president emeritus of Guilford College; Dr. Clyde Milner, presi
dent of Guilford College and Dr. Elbert Russell (en absentia), of Duke
The hymn, “Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice” was followed by the
benediction by Rev. Bascom G. Rollins, minister of the Friends’ Meeting
of this city.
The memoir of Mrs. Anscombs, in part, follows:
Margaret Ellen Lambie Anscombe was the youngest daughter of
tlie late Andrew and the late Rebecca Cliapin Lambie. Her paternal
grandfather was, as the Scots say, “a man of parte.” He was of a dis
tinguished family of Scotland and was a manufacturer of Paisley shawls.
He was financially and socially ruined by unwisely backing a note for
an acquaintance. He went to Canada for a new start and Andrew Lambie,
her father, was born a few months after his parents’ arrival on this con
tinent. He was a typical Scot, God-fearing, authoritative, canny, practical,
economical, successful, tall and bearded. Whether as carpenter, storekeep
er, farmer, or private teacher lie was financially successful. Margaret
owed much to such a dignified, imperious, scrupulous, and thrifty father.
Her mother of French Huguenot extraction, and some of her fore
bears had been exiled for their Protestant views. Her mother was very
petite. Prom her French ancestry Margaret acquired her artistic tastes
Margaret was born in Eastern Ontaria and spent her childhood
there. She then removed with the family to Pine Orchard, near New
market, Ontario. Here Andrew Lambie became a leading citizen and an
elder in the local Friends’ Meeting. According to an early resolution,
he acquired a competence by the age of sixty, retired from farming,
moved to town and devoted the rest of his days to church work and
After attending the local rural school Margaret studied art in
Toronto imder several teachers of distinction, of whom some were German.
She then took the training as a nurse in Toronto General Hospital, but
3he never practiced professionally. With her family she occasionally
took extensive travels across the American continent.
It so happened that her return from Ciilifornia to Newmarket
coincided with the journey of Francis Anscombe from England to New
market where he became supply preacher at the I'riends’ Meeting, of
which Margaret Lambie was the organist. They were married November
15, 1900, according to the ancient Quaker way, by appearing in meeting
joining hands, and publicly pledging their love to each other. Seven
ministers of various denominations were present and took part in the
service, yet they married themselves, according to Friends’ practice. At
the subsequent reception about seventy Friends signed the certificate
which Francis and Margaret had themselves prepared.
Margaret became a real helpmeet to her husband in his work as a
F'riends pastor in various places. Her concept of life was that the
proper function for a woman was to help some man to become what he
Dtherwise could never be.
So for twenty-seven and a half years she put her life into his,
enriched his personality with hers, fortified him with her strength,
inspired him with her courage, challenged him with optimism, counselled
him with her sagacity. It was she who advised that hC' resume his col
lege studies, it was she who conceived the plan that they should leave
Canada and go to Richmond, Indiana, that he might enter Earlham
College, it was she who had the vision, the courage, the enthusiasm and
the willingness to economize to the limit to make this possible.. And so
after Francis Anscombe was thirty, he became a Freshman, sat in class
with young girls, and determined to show them what college really was.
At first Francis planned to take some special studies only as a ministerial
student ,but Margaret envisioned the degree. And, so, with such a back
ing, it came to pass that in Francis Anscombe’s senior year at Earlham,
the students petitioned the president that he teach a course in Old Testa
ment history. And thus he became a college teacher.
Whatever academic degrees he may have attained or open doors
of usefulness he discovered are their joint accomplishment.
Independence of judgment, of action and of maintenance were
essential elements of her personlaity. Her father held that a man who
could not secure a competency by the time he was sixty was a failure.
His daughter, Margaret, determined to be self-reliant.
Probably never in her life did she buy anything for which she could
aot and did not pay cash. Her husband had also, for years, made this
in inflexible rule. To them it was not only an article of faith that
the Heavenly Fatlier’s plan is to give His children day by day their
daily bread — it was a principle of common .sense. Her sense of value
Mrs. Anscombe gave art lessons at Guilford College and later at
Salem College, and there are hundreds of her students’ canvases in North
Carolina which will be enduring memorials of her love of the beautiful.
Some of her canvases were accepted and hung in the Indiana annual
State exhibits. Her appreciation of the beautiful was also expressed in
her love of flowers. No matter where she were she would soon create a
garden. Roses were her fnvoiites and while health permitted she loved
to be up soon after daylight and find thrilling jjleasure* in tending her
fragrant and beautiful flowers.
In 3930, she and her husband realized a ambition by visiting
many European countries, and she found her heart’s desire in the great
galleries in London, Paris, Florence, Rome and elsewhere.
Her piety was practical — not emotional — Christ was to her an
Indispensable factor in human experience.
Her favorite scripture was Isaiah 40:10: “Fear thou not, for I
am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my
righteousness. ’ ’
Her vigor failed about two years ago, but she continued active till
last August. Since then her strength declined. For over three months
she had to lie continuously upon her back, but she did not murmur. She
ivas removed to a local hospital, Thursday, February 25, and on Saturday,
February 27, at 1:35 p. m., she joined the Immortals.
She is survived by her husband, Francis C. Anscombe, by one broth-
3r, William Lambie, and one sister, Mrs. Marmaduke Hutchinson, and by
numerous nephews and nieces of the first, second and third generation.