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The Choral Ensemble will sponsor
a concert presented by the Little
Symphony of the University of
Michigan, in Memorial Hall on
Friday evening at 8:30 o’clock.
Thor Johnson, conductor and
organizer of the Little Symphony,
is Assistant Professor of the School
of Music of the University of
Michigan. In addition to his work
with the Little Symphony, he is
conductor of the University
Orchestra of 90 pieces, and of the
University Choral Union.
Mr. Johnson has received recogni
tion as musical director of the an
nual Mozart Festival in Asheville,
N. C., which he founded in 1937,
and as conductor of the Grand
Bapids Symphony Orchestra.
During the school year 1936-1937,
he was in Europe as reeipent of
the Frank Huntington Beebe Fel
lowship, studying with the distin
guished conductors, Bruno Walter,
Felix Weingartner and Nikolai
The idea for the Little Symphony
Was given Mr. Johnson by a cham
ber music ensemble which he con
ducted while a student at the Uni
versity of North Carolina. There
fore in 1934 the Little Symphony
was organized for the purpose of
gaining experience in professional
cencertizing and also of ecquaint-
ing the musical public in various
sections of the country with the
quality and ability of the ensemble
'of youthful American artists.
Now in its sixth season, the
group consists of seventeen mem
bers with every important instru
ments of the full-sized symphony re
presented. Members of the organiza
tion are students in the University
School of Music, many of them
assistants in instrumental instruc
tion. It is interesting to note that
since each member is a soloist, the
Symphony is able to perform music
of all eras and styles with greater
clarity and flexibility than the
more ponderous and less subtle
symphony orchestra.
In the course of its five years
work the Little Symphony has play
ed more than 400 concerts in 28
states, and again we welcome them
to Salem.
The program is as follows:
overture to the Opera Tancredi,
Symphony in A major. No. 29
(K. V. 201), Mozart
Allegro, menuetto, Allegrocas
Adagio, Opus 3, Les Fleurs pales du
souvenir, Lekeu
For the Children, Tansman
Mechanical Horse, Waltz, Blues,
Military March.
Three Orchestra Transcriptions, De
The Snow is Dancing, The Girl
With the Flaxen Hair, The Lit
tle Pickininy.
Andanti Cantabile, Tschaikowsky.
Stimpellata, Wolf-Ferrai.
Winter’s Tale Suite, McArtor.
At the end of chapel Wednes
day morning, five under classmen
were “stung” by members of
the order of the Scorpion. These
girls were: Carrie Donnell, Doro
thy Dixon, Elizabeth JohnBton,
Leila Johnston, and Sara Bamum.
(Picture on fourth page.)
Number 15.
Photo Courtesy Journal'Sentinel
On Tuesday, February 11, at 8:30,
one of the most outstanding
lecturers of the current series, Lc-
land Stowe, America’s Ace Foreign
Correspondent, will speak at Salem
College. Mr. Stow'e landed in New
York, February 5 at noon, from
Athens, where he has been cover
ing the Greek-Italian War. Before
the outbreak of the Greek-Italian
War, he was in Norway covering
the German invasion and before
that he was in Finland covering the
Russian invasion.
Told by a New York newspaper
that he was “too old to cover a
war” Mr. Stowe wrote probably the
most eloquent dispatches of the
Finnish “incident.” This 40-year-
old correspondent for the Chicago
Daily News and 24 other papers
that subscribe to its foreign service
has done work in Scandinavia which
has made him the No. 1 journalistic
hero of World War II.
For the past fifteen years Le-
land Stowe has covered almost
every important political and diplo
matic event in Europe and South
America. He was present at the
world Disarmament Conference at
Geneva in 1932, the World Econo
mic Conference at London in 1933,
and numerous meetings of the
League of Nations. Few American
correspondents can match his length
of service, his range of contacts, or
his news experience in the world’s
great capitols. “None surpass him
in authoritative interpretation of
world affairs” says one of the
leading magazines.
Leland Stowe cames to the lec
ture platform after many months
of continuous service of the mili
tary fronts of Europe.
Photo Courtesy Journal-Sentinel
The Salem College Radio Program
was most fortunate in having Dean
Charles Vardell as it’s guest artist
last Thursday night.
Dr. Vardell entertained his audi
ence with improvisations on three
themes. The first selection was
based on an original theme of Dr.
Vardell’s. The second was created
around a hymn during the broad
cast. Tate was with Miss Leonore
Bice when she selected “All Hail
the Power of Jesus Name” by one
Oliver Holden, who died, fortunate
ly for Salem in 1844. Ascap called
after the finish of the program, you
see, and demanded the title and
author of the hymn. After that was
cleared up, the association even
went so far as to question the
authorship of the first composition,
which Dean Vardell assurred them
was all his own.
The third selection which some
how escaped the indictment of As
cap was a tune presented by Mr.
Edward Holder, who remembered
it from his childhood. Dr. Vardell
was given a copy of this theme,
which he had never seen before, in
a sealed envelope and immediately
developed a beautiful composition
around it. He was evidently very
fond of this last theme and will
probably make good use of it in the
In a letter received by The Mac
millan Company recently, Vera
Brittain (author of “Testament of
Youth” etc.) says:
“I have just emerged from an
air-raid which lasted (with only
one-half hour evening break that
enabled me to get a bath!) from
midday yesterday to about six this
morning—-a lovely sunny October
morning in which London, despite
her wounds, looks her own beautiful
“I spent the night in the base
ment as it was very . noisy up till
midnight, but I was much too busy
during the daylight part of the
raid to be anything but out and
about. First I went with my inother
to collect things from her house
which, alas! has been all but de
molished (everything but the actual
structure and some of the furni
ture) by a bomb which fell about
ten yards away. It was such a love
ly little Queen Anne house and now,
alas, the leaded panes and beautiful
moulded doorways are no more. She
is very much upset about it but I
can only thank God that I made
her go away. Had she been there
she would undoubtedly, at 71, have
been killed by the shock, even if
she had escaped the fire. Most of
the contents of the house are all
right and we are storing them—as
I hope to do with the contents of
mine as soon as I can find someone
to tackle such a big house.
“During the afternoon, I spent
about an hour in the strong room
of my bank, as the battle was then
fast and furious. Then I went along
to my own house, and at the risk
of my life, with planes fighting
and guns hanking overhead I was
all alone there and, I confess,
rather scared!) I rescued some of
my husband’s things from the dust
and plaster shaken down by our
time-bomb, which went off ten
days ago. He had hopefully asked
me to bring things to America with
me, but so far I have made no pro
gress about getting a permit.”
Next Tuesday morning, February
11, 110 South American students
from the .following 10 countries:
Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Ura-
guay, Peru, Brazil and Chile, will
arrive in Winston-Salem. They are
at present attending summer school
at Carolina for a period of six
Upon their arrival at 10:30, a
police escort will meet them at the
city limits. After visiting Hanes
Hosiery Mill, they will arrive at
Salem College at 12:30. The stu
dents will be guests with Dr. Rond-
thaler as toastmaster.
During the luncheon they will
broadcast over WSJS from 1:00-
1:30. Horald Mickey and his inter-
American ensemble will provide
dinner music for the occasion. After
Mayor James Fain welcomes them
to Winston-Salem, the choral en
semble will provide a musical pro
After lunch the delegation will
go through Reynold’s Tobacco Com
pany, and then they will tour the
residential section of Winston-
Salem. They will return to the col
lege campus at 4:00 and from 4:00
until 5:00 will visit the campus, the
Wachovia Museum, the Brother’s
House, the Arden Farm Store, and
other historic spots of Salem. While
the South Americans are on cam
pus their hostesses will be members
of the senior class and advanced
Spanish students.
They will leave Winston-Salem
at 5:00 to return to Chapel Hill.
On Saturday evening in the gym
nasium the Athletic Council will
sponsor the Mid-Winter Dance.
Music for the dance which will be
gin at 8:30, will be furnished by
Billy Vanderdries’ Orchestra from
Wake Forest. The gym will be de
corated in red and white carrying
out the valentine motif.
The receiving line will be com
posed of Sallie Emerson with Mr.
R. C. Lee, Jr., of Mooresville; Miss
Atkinson, Miss Lawrence and Dr.
and Mrs. Rondthaler.
The committees are: Invitations,
Catherine Harrell; chairman, Betty
Barbour, Eugenia Baynes; decora
tions, Madeleine Hayes; chairman,
Bobby Whittier, Lucy Springer;
orchestra, Sue Forest; chairman,
Mickey Craig; figure, Esther
Alexander; chairman, Ann Swing.
a member of the class of '41 will
be married Saturday afternoon at
4:00 o’clock in the Home Moravian
Church, to Mr. Jack Tillotson
of Winston-Salem Dr. Rondthaler
wlil perform the cpremony.
Miss Sarah Burrell of Nor
folk, Virginia, an alumna of the
class of '40 will be maid-of-honor.
The bridesmaids are Miss Jane
Ward of Chapel Hill and Miss
Margaret Gaines, Winston-aalem.
Mr. Tillotson, a graduate of
the class of ’39 at Davidson, was
a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He
will have as his best man. Phil Wal
ker, Winston-Salem. The ushers are:
Rutledge Miller, Johnson City,
Tenn.; Jay BoUin, Knoxville, Tenn,;
and Richard Shore, Phil HolhroQk,
Music will begin at 3:30 with
Dr. Vardell at the organ and Bliss
Harriette Taylor, class of ’39

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