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Number 25.
Prize-Winning Touraeunent
Play To Be Given
Wins Scholarship
The Freshman Dramatic Club will
present a group of one-act plays the
night of May 13, in Memorial Hall.
The plays are “Consolatino,” “The
Minuet,’” and “New Moon.”
“Consolation,” by Charles George
is an entertaining comedy which won
the loving cup for the freshmen in
the City-Wide Dramatic Contest
last month. Those taking part in
the play are: Jackie E-ay as Mrs.
Andrews; Mary Louise Phillips as
the head nurse; Nancy Suiter as
Miss Manning; Stella Eosenblatt as
Mrs. Frisky; and Gladys Blackwood
as Della,
The next play, “The Minuet” by
Louis Napoleon Parker, depicts an
incident in the French Revolution.
The cast of characters is: Katherine
King, who plays the role of the
Marquis; Lee Rice, who plays the
part of the Marchioness; and Eunice
Patten who is the jailer.
The third play, “New Moon,”
written especially for the Carolina
Playmakers by Telfair Peet. It is
a delightful fantasy staged in the
royal nursery of the royal palace of
the King of Make Believe. The
characters are: the Prince, played
by Marian Johnson; the court fool,
Gladys Blackwood; the Chief est
Nurse, Mary Louisa Phillips; the
Chief Nurse, Marvel Campbell; the
Queen, Katherine King; the King,
Stella Eosenblatt; the Royal Herald,
Nancy Suiter; the Court Physician,
Eunice Patten; the astrologers, en
acted by Emily McCoy and Ruth
Schnedl; the astronomer, Naomi
Rosenbaum; and Doctor Spankster,
played by Jackie Ray.
This group of plays offers inter
esting variety, which everyone is
invited to enjoy. The freshmen seem
to have started out on the right
ioot in their association with the
Junior Senior Festivities
Bring Large Crowd of
Young Men
Miss Ann Nisbet, talented young
harpist of Winston-Salem, has re
turned from Philadelphia with a
scholarship to Curtis Institute prom
ised her for next year.
A senior at Salem College, Miss
Nisbet will receive the bachelor of
Music degree on June 6. She is the
daughter of Mrs. F. L. Nisbet and
the late Dr. Nisbet.
Out of seven contestants for places
in the Curtis Institute harp depart
ment, Miss Nisbet and two other
girls. Miss Ruth Dean, of Detroit
and Miss Janet Putnam, of Canton,
Ohio, were accepted. The harp de
partment is limited to 10 students.
The audition was held at the
Philadelphia music school Tuesday
afternon before Carlos Salzcdo, fam
ous harpist and composer; Maroeie
Tyre, graduate of Curtis, and Edna
Phillips, harpist with the Philadel
phia Symphony Orchestra.
(Continued On Page Two>
“A Literary Approach to the
Bible,” Was Interesting
Claude Little and His Swing-
sters Will Furnish Music
The excitement of May Day aft
ernoon will be carried over to Sat
urday night when the I. R. S. Coun
cil will sponsor the annual May Day
dance in the gym in honor of the
Queen and her Court.
Claude Little and his Swingsters
from Mooresville will furnish the
music for the dance. This orchestra
already stands tigh in the favor of
the Salemites, as a result of former
visits here. The dance will be in
formal. Faculty and students are
invited to come and dance, or not
dance if they prefer. All boys must
be accompanied as usual.
The first May Day danc3 was giv
en last ytar, and it is to be hoped
that this year’s dance will be as
sneeessful as last year's.
On Wednesday afternoon at two
o’clock Dr. Anscombe’s Old Testa
ment Bible Class met in the Assem
bly Room of the library to hear a
lecture by Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman,
from Winston-Salem’s Jewish Taber
nacle. Rabbi Zuckerman’s topic was
“A Literary Approach to the
Bible,” and he treated it with un
usual clarity. He began with the
statement that the Bible is, to many
people, “a book of divination, a
book of oracles foretelling the dis
tant future.” However, this ap
proach completely neglects the lit
erary value of the sacred Book.
Rabbi Zuckerman said that peo
ple read other books for pleasure
and enjoyment from an esthetic or
intellectual stnadpoint or because
of an interest in the author’s devel
opment or in the nation’s develop
ment; and in such a manner, too, we
should read our Bible: a book of
ideas worth reading and acquiring.
The Hebrew people were a poetic
race, and their scriptures are filled
with their songs — songs of war, of
the nation, of their heroes, of their
harvests, of Spring, and of mar
riage, as well as mournful dirges.
The Hebrew writings which are
found in our Old Testament are only
a remnant of a large collection of
similar works. These thirty-nine
books were selected by a group of
ancient Hebrews for their religious
nature or because they concerned
^reat historical events and charac
ters, with the purpose of instructing
other people and revealing their own
(Continued on Page Five)
The junior-senior festivities at
Salem (College last Saturday after
noon and evening turned out to be
high lights in a very “highly light
ed” social year. More than a hun
dred young men flocked to the gates
of Salem for the double entertain
ment sponsored by the junior class
in honor of the seniors.
An afternoon party in the gym
nasium, with Vincent Young’s Or
chestra providing music and “old-
fashioned garden ’ ’ decorations pro
viding glamor, was well attended by
junior and senior girls in fancy tea-
dance frocks, and their escorts from
nearby towns. Boys from all parts
of the South came to Salem in time
for the evening reception which be
gan at 9 o’clock and lasted until
In the receiving line were Miss
Annette McNeely, president of the
junior class, with Rockwell Deaton,
of Mooresville; Miss Janie McLean,
president of the senior ■ class, with
William Carter, of Washington; Dr.
and Mrs. Howard Rondthaler, Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Downs, Misses
Grace Lawrence, Sarah Turlington
and Agnes Brown.
Members of the board of trustees
and the college faculty invited as
chaperons for the occasion included
Mr. and Mrs. Agnew Bahnson, Mr.
and Mrs. T. Holt Haywood, Mr. and
Mrs. James Gray, Mrs. Robert Shore,
Mr. and Mrs. John Creech, Miss Mar
ian Blair, Edward Holder and Noble
A few of the students relinquished
the privilege of bringing partners in
order to help with refreshments and
introductions during the evening.
These were Elizabeth Lambeth,
Louise Lawrence, Anne Mills, Kath
erine Snead, Gertrude Bagwell, Mary
Angela Styers, Catherine Brandon,
Laura Bland, Virginia Bratton, Ruth
Dickieson, Ann Nisbet, Mary Lee
Cowper, Anna Wray Fogle, Mary
Davenport, Virginia Griffin, Chris
tine Dunn, Louise Grunert, Mary
Douglas Tinnin, Frank Campbell and
W. M. Wyatt.
During intermission at the night
dance, an elaborate figure was per
formed by executives of both classes
and their escorts. A list of these
student leaders follows: Annette
McNeely, junior president, with
Rockwell Deaton, of Mooresville;
Dorothy Wyatt, vice-president, with
Tom Cauble, of Winston-Salem;
Helen Totten, secretary, with How
ard Morris of Winston-Salem; Emma
Brown Grantham, treasurer, with
Malcolm McLean, of Fayetteville;
Caroline Pfohl, student government
representative, with Hoke Shore, of
Winston-Salem; Peggy Bowen, stu
dent government representative,
with Jimmy Pierce, of Charlotte;
Marjorie Powell, I. R. S. representa
tive, with Reid Bahnson, of Win
ston-Salem; Bill Fulton, I. R. S.
representative, with F. L. Lilley, of
Kingsport, Tenn.; Mary Turner
Willis, chairman of decoration, with
Sam Orr, of Winston-Salem; Martha
McNair, chairman invitation, with
Knox Barnes, of Lumberton; Mary
Worthy Spence, chirman personnel,
witli Lee Spence Jr., of Carthage;
Jo Hutchison, personnel chairman,
with Sanford Fitts, of Winston-Sal
em; Jane McLean, senior class presi
dent, with Billy Carter, of Washing
ton; Frances Alexander, vice presi
dent, with Meade Willis, of Winston-
Salem; Mary McColl, treasurer, vrith
Duncan McColl, of Chapel Hill; Re
becca Brame, secretary, with Phillip
Brame, of North Wilkesboro; Char
lotte King, student government rep^
(Continued on Page Six)
On Saturday afternoon. May 7th
one of Salem’s biggest annual
events, the celebration of May Day
will take place on the lower campus
This colorful celebration, with its
pageant and its court of Salem’s
most beautiful girls, always requires
careful planning and much effort,
This year Margaret Briggs, of High
Point, as chairman of May Day, has
had charge of the preparation of
this program, and to her is due all
Our praise for her excellent work
Not only did she write the pageant
herself, but she selected the east,
held elections for the court, super
intended the designing of costumes
and the planning of the dances.
Miss Briggs says that she hit upon
the idea of her pageant which is
based on the Grecian theme, while
she was out at Arden Farm. There
she conducted her first rehearsal,
with leaves and twigs for characters.
When she returned to school, she
wrote out completely the pageant
which we shall see tomorrow.
Our dells, says Miss Briggs, call
for flowing gowns, rhythmical
(Continued on Page Five)
Elxhibition Broadcast Is Sub
ject For Wednesday
“The News Passing in Review”
was the unusual and well-applauded
subject for the program presented
by the courtesy of WAIR in expand
ed chapel last Wednesday. Mr. Don
Gardner, WAIR announcer, intro
duced the program by saying that
the dramatization of current nation
al and international news is the
sort of thing being done in the
great radio centers today. This re
view is “a take off on the March of
Time” and includes a cast of three
or four people who inpersonate as
many as seven or eight characters
in one broadcast. The program is
presented once each week on Mon
day evenings over Station WAIR.
Before the broadcast Mr. Gardner
explained that the impersonations
and the announcing of the program
would come from the stage of Me
morial Hall while the accompanying
music would come from the broad
casting station. The program pre
sented included the news high spots
of the week: the agreement between
France and England; Hitler’s speech
on May 1; the celebration of the
Japanese Emperor’s birthday; the
visit of Henry Ford to the White
House; Bill La Follette’s speech
about the rise of the new progressive
party; and the Texas prisoner who
was electrocuted three times before
being killed.
After the presentation of the
broadcast Mr. Gardner answered
questions concerning the technical
ities of radio broadcasting and ex
plained in detail the method by
which the program was presented.
Annual Affair Will Be Held
On Salem Campus
The annual dinner which the Di-
rected-Student Teaching Group gives
to the supervising teachers in the
city schools will be Wednesday, May
11, on the campus of Salem College,
where it was also held last year. The
supervising teachers and principals
of the schools have been invited.
Dr. Rondthaler will give a short
talk of welcome and appreciation,
but since the dinner is to be as in
formal as possible, no other enter
tainment has been planned.
The students in the high school
division, with the supervising teach
ers are:
Peggy Brawley and Miss Mae
Krieger; Frances Cole and Mrs.
Mary Pegraai Scott; Louise Frazier
and Miss Annie L. Singletary; Vir
ginia Griffin and Mr. Gaines A.
Bunn; Florence Joyner and Miss
Pauline Whitley; Lois Morgan and
Mr. Francis Pratt; Martha O’Keeffe
and Miss Daisy Lee Glasgow; Cram
er Percival and* Miss Lucile Ed
wards; Elouise Sample and Miss
Dorothy Knott; Eleanor Stafford
and Mrs. Dorothy Bunn; Sarah Ste
vens and Miss Elizabeth Brooks;
Mildred Troxler and Miss Virginia
Allen; Cornelia Wolfe and Miss
Elizabeth Kapp; William Wyatt and
Miss Kathleen Hall.
Those students in the Elementary
Division and their supervising teach
ers are:
Rebecca Brame and Miss Minnie-
lu Lindsay; Dorothy Burnette and
Miss Mattie B. Richards; Virginia
Carter and Mrs. Edna Adams Jones;
Christel Cates and Miss Isabelle
Richard; Ruth Dickieson and Mrs.
Lillian Marler; Louise Grunert and
l[rs. Nell Abbott; Helen Kirby and
Miss Inez Greenj Jane Nading and
Miss Mabel Reid; Anna Leak Scott
and Miss Leona Newton; Virginia
Sisk and Miss Glenn Ward; Helen
Smith and Miss Anna R. Ader.
The Principals of the Elementary
(Continued on Page Six)
To Be Released Week of
May 13th
Put on your specs and get ready
to read something new (no, it isn’t
“Life” and it won’t make your hair
kinky!). It’s the Senior Magazine.
The point is that all the Gathers,
Wylies, Lowells, and Cabells —
in other words our contributors
are Salemites. You’ll have to be
convinced now so just glance down
the Contents Page a minute “June
Caprice,” by Helen McArthur;
“Book Reviews,” by Tillie Hines
and Dot Baum; “Quartette,” by
Laura Bland; “Melody Notes,” by
Peggy Brawley and Emma Brown
Grantham; “Counterpoint,” by Al
ice Horsfield and “Ballad,” from the
Academy. There are some hints to
keep you guessing just what these
authors have to say.
If you have seen Jean Knox,
business manager, hurrying town
ward, you may know the merchants
have heard new notions about ad
vertising. Briggs and Joyner have
been buzzing, beaming, bubbling
over and bragging. They have as-
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