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That infallible old weatherman, Mi*. Groundhog, says
that spring has not yet come. But could he for once be wrong?
Looking around the ■campus, one might be led to say that he
Aside from Nature who is doing her part admirably,
there are several very definite symptoms for example, already
a few of the seniors are bringing out the beer jackets (now
clean and freshly starched), which they packed away last fall
when cold weather set in. The rest of us, though minus beer
jackets, are definitely clothes conscious. Wool sweaters and
skirts seem unbearably dull and monotonous. We begin to suffer
almost nostalgic pains at the thought of liglit spring clothes.
We pay more than usual attention to fashion magazines; and
such problems as the length of skirts and whether to wear
spring cloth&s to mid-winter dances are questions of momentous
In class we test the patience of our teachers by staring
vacantly out of windows while they vainly try to wedge knowl-
,edge into our heads. Romance is infinitely more tempting
than math problems, and we prefer novels to more scholastic
literature. Already that delightfully fatal languor is creeping
into our blood.
It is only February — but could th^se symptoms mean
DEAN VABDELL ATTENDS
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Dean Vardell attended a concert,
January 20, given by the Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra with Jose
Iturbi, conductor. Dean Vardell’a
notes on the program, which was in
memory of the late Maurice Ravel,
are of interest.
1. Symi>hony No. 6—“Pathetique”
Adagio, Allegro, Adante, Allegro,
Allegro Con Grazla.
Allegro Molto Vivace.
2. “Le Tombeau de Suite for
(“The most original and exquisite
‘ ‘ Marvelous Oboe playing. ’ ’
3. Cavase (Pour une infante
4. Bolero Ravel
MUSIC HOtlES FOR THIS
The Music Hours for this semester
will be as follows:
High School Students’ Recital.
Public School Music.
Appreciation Programs on Art
MUSICAL EVENTS OF
Sometimes girls get together and discuss a girl’s qual
ities. They sing praises for a while and then — what do we
call it? — “dish dirt.” Let’s each of us honestly measure ME.
“I make passing grades,” you say. But what do you
do for your friends, your class, or your school? Are you a good
roommate; do you attend class meetings; are you interested
in Salem. Do you try to be cheerful and likable, or can we
really say you’re a grouch? Mark a plus or minus by attitude.
“I do my work,” you add. Be trutrful — when? Do
you procrastinate? If you are always late, people cannot de
pend on you. “Step-an’-Fetch-its” never quite get there and
certainly are never leaders. Compare your ability and effort
and see if you’re giving yourself a fair chance.
Little Symphony, under direction
of Thor Johnson.
Richard Crooks, Civic Music
Graduating R«cital — Ann Nisbet.
Missing from the Metropolitan
so far this season are Gladys Swarth-
out and Rosa Ponelle. There has been
no mention of their plans with the
IN A STEINISH VEIN
BETTER LATE THAN
Now I can always think up amus
ing things to aay but I find that
someone else has always said them
first and everyone else knows that
someone else has already said them
first, but I know that this is the
first time I’ve ever heard them and
that they’re new to me and not if I
think them up by myself just because
someone with the advantage of be
ing born earlier than I was had the
first opportunity to say them does
not mean that I shouldn't get credit
for the same originality as they—
same except difEerent^in that it is
the originality of a different person
other than the same person, however
the originality is the same.
I’m afraid that you believe I’m
only being modest and avoiding the
truth for if I am I’m defeating my
entire purpose in writing and what
point would there be in that especial
ly since it is recorded that a house
divided against itself cannot stand?
That last fraction of a remark is
known in literary circles as a liter
ary allusion which must not be con
fused with the world illusion which
means a man on a desert who is
so thirsty for water that he thinks
he sees water but he only sees il
lusion. At any rate one remark must
pass as allusion as I have neither
time nor space enough to do truth
fully admit the mental capacity to
deal with the school of thought which
contends that the Bible isn’t literary.
I refer to the Bible because that is
the source of the reference I made
awhile back about the house that
wouldn’t stand, but going back to
the school of thought, I confess I’m
not even sure that there is such a
school but if there isn’t one I’m
sure I don’t know why not because
in the history of literature there have
been many schools about more non
sensical things than that, which is
one funny point I ’ve been leading up
to and have finally uncovered al
though I’m sure that someone else
discovered it before me but which I
was determined to say and have
said. To give my conclusion a fresh
start this is where I come in and al
though to stay any longer would be
Monday, February 7 at 8:30 P. M.,
Carnegie' Hall, Amparo and Jose
Iturbi, pianists, presented a joint re
cital. The program was delightful.
One full fellowship for a course in
conducting at the Mozarteum Sum
mer Academy in Salzburg, Austin,
this summer, is being offered to an
American student by the Mozart-
Gemeidre. The academy also offers
one tuition scholarship in each fol
lowing course: Harp, operatic act
ing, seminar in German dramatic art,
seminar for scenery, and a master
class for dancers. Applications for
the fellowship to be sent to the In
stitute of International Education,
New York, for the scholarships to the
Mozarteum Summer Academy in
Saturday, February 12, at 11 A
SCHERZO IN “BE
What name is given to a dreamy,
pensive instrumental composi
What kind of opera has a ser
What is the lowest female
Name a famed Scotch wind in
strument of the reed class.
Which voice part is next above
Give the general term for a
Which instrument is the bass of
the oboe family?
What is the term for a sprighly,
humorous composition or move
What is the name for a musical
recitation in which the words
are delivered in a declamatroy
What is a sailor’s work song
(Answers on Page Five)
It shore has been a longe time
since I writ you, but we has been
so busy at this place that we ain’t
had time to write nobudy! Me and
my rume-mate tuk our exams the
best we could, but they certainly
wuz awful xperences. They wuz so
bad that I stayed up til nerely 11
o’clock ever nite studying fer em,
and thos somethin we Salem gurla
never do! My report wuz purty good,
being as how I succeeded in 2 sub
jets and didn’t fail in but 3.
You shoulda seed us at the Valen
tine Maskerade Party Saturday nite!
We had the whiz-bangingest time I
is ever had. All the gurls wore kos-
tumes and maskes and the boys jest
wore ther tuxedys and maskes. The
funny part about it wuz that nobudy
knew who nobudy else wuz, so I
never knowed who I wuz dancin wid.
I had to wurk out some way to find
Ezra once in a while so I jest tied
a cowbell on his leg an turned him
loose. I thot I wuz gonna be real
different and wore a pesant dress,
but by cracky, when I got to the
dance there wuz some 15 or 30 pes-
ants already there, and by the time
they all kum, it lookeddanged near
like a emmigrashon. I woulda bin
krowned Queen of Harts, but the
gurls who wuz selling votes wouldn’t
swap none of them fer the sak of
pertatys Ezra wuz wanting to trade
’em. He said I wuz his queen any
how, even if I didn’t get to kum
busting thru a crepe paper hart and
have no silver krown put on my haid.
Ain’t he the sweetest thing!
We is opened up our new librarie
and it is the finest bilding I has ever
seed. There’s one room that has the
most pekular name I’se ever herd.
It’s called the “browsing rume.”
Ma, do you know whut browsing
meane? I always thot that bosses
browsed around when they wuz in
the field, but I must be mistook
kause I bet they ain’t gonna let no
hosses in this here librarie, no mat
ter how quiet they promises to be.
I is got to go now since the gym
lady is expecting me to praktise bas
ket-ball. I ain’t never played be
fore so I don’t no jest how to start
it, but I has already buyed me a
rubber ball and if you will send me
that purty basket wid the pine kones
and purple bow on it, I will be al
ready to go.
Luve an kisses.
10:00 P. M., WEAF —
Sunday, February 13, 9:00 P. M.
WABO Symphony Orchestra.
Fritz Reiner, Conductor.
Lauritz Melchior, Tenor.
Rudolph Ganz conducts the Phil
harmonic Symphony. Young People’s
Concert. Soloists are Emma Boy-
net, pianist, and Saul Goodman, tym
1:55 P. M., WJZ — Verdi’s
With Elizabeth Rethberg and Law
“I get along with others,” you boast. Does this mean
that you always acquiesce, give in, follow, and fail to assert
your own thoughts? Please don’t let even a friend cover up
your personality. This is no radical declaration of indepen-
deaice but a call for individuality. Be the self that you and
Dear gals, the record came O. K.
It nearly set us bawling
To read the names your lily hands
Upon the case were scrawling.
We heard the Alma Mater peal
A greeting to its daddy;
And all the time it seemed to say
“Where is my wandering laddie?”
We hear the harp’s celestial sound.
We heard the organ flutin’,
And when she played that raris’
We murmured “She’s darned
We heard your lovely wordless
We heard your classic Latin.
Almost we saw the ropes of gold
All wound about the satin.
“How far is it to Bethlehem?”:—
So sang the blonde young trio;
And Mag and Anne with pathos
And Katie sang con brio.
’Twas all so beautiful, it seemed
That nothing could impair it.
O how can one man stand the strain?
O how can Clifford Bair it?
29 Strathallas Park,
Rochester, N. Y.
January 14, 1938. i
not real yet it wouldn’t be truthful
for it would defeat my whole pur
pose in writing which reminds me of
the time an English teacher asked a
child to use “defeat” in a sentence
and the bright saying of the child
was: the cat jumped over the fence
but defeat trailed behind him.