WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1941.
LIBRARY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
OF FRENCH CLUB
On Friday, April 29, Louise Bra
lower of New York City was elect
ed president of Le Cercle Franeais
Babe, as she is better known, is
a rising senior, has been outstand
ing in French Club activities. She
took the title role in the French
play "La Farce de Maitre Pierre
Patilin.” She was responsible for
the organization of the French
conversation hour every Monday
night. The French column of the
“Salcmite” has been edited by
Babe this year.
However, Babe does not limit her
linguistic aptitude to French but
takes part in the German and Latin
clubs. She is outstanding in both
academic and extra-curricular acti
vities. She will be Sports editor of
the “Salemite” for 1941-42, and
Council member of the Student
Government Association. She has
been on the Athlectic Council for
three successive years; she has
been a member of both the basket
ball and hockey varsity teams.
Other officers elected for next
year were: Elizabeth Eead, Secre
tary and Treasurer; Nancy Me
Clung, editor of the French column.
TOM HOUTS IN
The Salem College School of
Music presented Mr. Tom Houts,
pianists, in hi.s graduating recital
on Monday evening in Memorial
In a program drawn from classi
cal and romantic schools, “he dis
tinguished himself as a musician of
talent and discernment, having at
his command a fluent technique
and a wide range of dynamics. He
utilized ' both consistently for ex
pressive and interpretive purposes,
never for mere display."
The two final movements of
Beeth oven’s “Sonata Patheque ’ ’
were outstanding in interpretion
and vigor or style; delicate tone
coloring was displayed in the Scar
latti “ Pastoral! ” and in the Schu
mann “Profit Bird."
Two Chopin etudes — “Harp
Etude" and “Etude in E major"
—were played ‘ ‘ with a poetic sense
of their melodic implications and a
well balanced concept of rulato."
Mr. Houts interpretation of
Eanvel’s “Eigandon" was said to
have been “rhythmically precise
and delightfully buoyant."
The movement from the Mendels
sohn “Concerto in G minor" closed
the program and was given a bril-
lant preformance by Houts. He was
assisted by Dr. C. G. Vardell, Jr.,
Ms teacher, who played his orchest
ral parts at a second piano.
James Blair, baritone, pupil of
Clifford Bair, and Miss Virginia
Thompson, accompanist, assisted in
On Thursday evening, May 15, at
8:15 o’clock, the Deep Biver Boys
will appear in Fries Auditorium at
the Winston-Salem Teachers Col
lege. General admission is .50c; re
served seats are 75c.
These five Negroes “exponents
of the classics, spirituals and jive"
got their start some years ago at
Hampton Institute in Virginia.
They sang as quintet to pay their
way through college. Today they
sing twice weekly over the Na
tional Broadcasting Company,
Edward Ware, George Lawson,
Vernon Gardner, Harry Douglas,
Charles Ford are the personnel.
SALEM GIRLS GUESTS
The Methodist Salem girls and
faculty members attended the
Mother-Daughter Banquet which
was held at Centenary Church on
After the invocation by Dr.
Sitanbury, Sara Stockton gave a
“Toast to Our Mothers," the re
sponse being made by Mrs. Hast
ings. The main feature of the pro
gram was a play, “The Dear, Dear
Children" by Sophie Kerr which
was directed by Mr. Clark Billings.
The audience joined in the group
singing and the program closed
with the singing of “America."
About 300 mothers and daughters
attended the banquet.
Bebecea Nifong, soprano, daugh
ter of Mr .and Mrs. T. H. Nifong,
Winston-Salem, will be presented
by the School of Music in a joint
graduating recital with Clara Pou,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Pou of Winston-Salem on Monday
evening. May 12th, at 8:30 o’clock
in Memorial Hall.
Becky is the pupil of Mr. Clif
ford Bair, head of the Voice De
partment of Salem College. During
her years of study with him she
has appeared in a number of out
side programs, including a Christ
mas cantata in Asheboro in which
she was guest soprano soloist and
soprano soloist at Reynolds Presby
terian Church. While a student at
Salem Academy she appeared in
several Gilbert and Sullivan operet
tas in which she sang leading roles.
In 1934 she won first place in voice
in the N. C. State Music contest
under the auspices of the National
Federation of Music Clubs.
Clara is a student of Dean
Charles G. Vardell, Jr. She is a
member of the facultj of Sedge
Garden School, where she has taught
piano for some time. Miss Pou is
also an organist, and has appeared
in several of the local churches.
Becky’s numbers will include
selections from Schubert, Brahms,
Marx, Handel, and she will
sing an aria from Carmen by Bizet.
Miss Virginia Thompson will be her
Clara will play a program in
cluding the works of Bach, Beet
hoven, Chopin, MacDowell, Pangren
and H. fl. A. Beach. Her conclud
ing number will be the allegro from
the Concerto in E flat major, by
Mozart. Dean Vardell will accom
pany her at a second piano, in this
The general public is invited to
attend the recital. Ushers will be:
Lee Bice, Margaret Vardell, Marian
Jolinson, Johnsie Moore, Eleanor
Welch and Marvel Campbell.
V i' m
OF OUR HERITAGE
Speaking in expanded chapel
Wednesday Princess Ataloa of the
Chickasasaws, a tribe of the JIus-
cogee nation, warned the audience
that race prejudice from within will
tear America apart more quickly
than any interference from the out
side. Of small statute with her hair
parted Indian fashion in the middle
and braided with beads on the side,
she wore a white doe.skin ceremonial
dress sewn with senews and deco
rated with fringe and beads made
with a bone awl. Her cosmopolitan
accent surprised and aroused the
envy of everyone. 8he said that
tradition has it that the best Indian
is a dead Indian. When the settlers
came over they “first fell on their
knees and then on the aborigines."
White men shudder when they
think of the massacres by Indians
but after all the Indian was merely
being a good patroit and defending
his home. The Indian has not put
up monvmients at every spot where
Indian villeges have been wipped
out by white wen. She was not de
ending the attitudes of her ancestors
so much as trying to dispell preju
dice. The Princess in making her
talk was carrying on the torch
which had been handed her by
the dying Father Murrow, then 90,
a Georgian who had married her
Jlother and Father according to the
Chickasaw rites and had baptised
her and tried to help the Indians
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Saturday night, May 10, at 8
o’clock ,the students of Salem Aca
demy are presenting in the Aca
demy Auditorium one of the de
lightful Gilbert and Sullivan
operettas, H. M. S. Pinafore.
The operetta is under the direc
tion of Miss Helen Copenhaver, of
the choral singing and dramatic
departments, and has been in re
hearsal for several weeks.
The entire student body will
participate in the operetta. The
stellar roles will be taken by the
following Salem Academy students:
“Little Buttercup," Betty Jo
Wright, Baltimore, Md.; “Ealph,"
Yvonne Stewart, Charlotte; “The
Boatswain," Gladys Ogsbury, Dur
ham; “Dick Deadeye," Mary
Margaret Pack, Beaumont, Texas;
“Captain Corcoran," Mary Louise
Abernethy, Baleigh; “Sir Joseph
Porter," Katherine Craft, Winston-
Salem; “Cousin Hebe," Athalea
McDonald, Winston - Salem; and
“Josephine," Joy Gilbert, Harts-
ville, S. C.
A small admission will be charged
for the performance, the proceeds
of which will serve as a contribu
tion to the British War Eelief
Mother Strong’s Greeting
Let me grow lovely growing old,
So many fine thing do:
Laces and ivory and gold need
not be new,
And there is healing in old trees.
And streets a glamour hold,
So why may I not grow lovely
BY N. C. C. P. A.
ELSIE NEWMAN AND
JUSTINE JONES PRIZE
Prizes in the Book Contest spon
sored by the library committee of
the faculty were awarded in chapel
Friday morning by Dr. Eondthaler.
First prize, for the best general col
lection owned by a junior or a
senior, went to Elsie Newman. She
was presented a check for $25 with
which to buy other books to add to
her well-rounded library. Second
prize went to Louise Bralower
whose library contained an unusual
group of French and art books. She
received a check for $15 with which
to purchase books. This award was
donated by Mr. E. D. Snavely of
the Salem Book Store.
In the second contest—open to
sophomores and freshmen—Justine
Jones won first prize, a check for
$10. Justine’s list of books that she
would like to have in her library
was judged the best all-round. With
her prize money she will bo able to
buy several books chosen from her
list. Second prize, $5 for the
purchase of books, went to Mary
Lloyd Glidewell, who had an inter
esting list of books in the field of
biography and historical fiction.
The library committee is greatly
pleased at the interest shown in
both contests, which were inaugu
rated this year to encourage own
ership of books. Judging from the
18 book lists and libaries entered,
it seems tliat Salem girls have a
keen appreciation for books. The
judges praised the taste displayed
in the libraries and lists and stated
that they found it difficult to
come to a decision.
The committee hopes that the
awards can be made annually and
that this event will become another
cherished Salem tradition.
The winning libraries and lists
are now on exhibition in the library.
Room assignments will be
made on Thursday, May 15, No
rooms will be assigned without
a receipt for registration fee of
$10.00. This fee is to be paid at
the treasurer’s office' prior to
The “Salemite" won second
place in th^ B division of publica
tions at the North Carolina Col
legiate Press Association Conven
tion, which was held at tho Eobert
E. Lee Hotel on May 1, 2, and 3.
Student journalists, representing
publications from 17 leading col
leges and universities throughout
the state, attended the meeting.
The delegates from Salem were:
Carrie Donnell, Barbara Whittier,
Chubby Hayes, Ceil Nuchols, and
The convention was officially
opened Friday morning with a
general business meeting, followed
by a luncheon at noon. Friday
afternoon was devoted to a publica
tion—problems discussion conduct
ed along the lines of the “Infor
mation Please’’ radio program.
Leading publishers and newspaper
executives made of the board of
“experts" whom the delegates
questioned along lines relative to
the field of collegiate journalism.
Friday night a formal banquet
was held on the Marine Eoof of
the hotel, with Bill Sharpe, Win
ston-Salem publisher, as the princi
pal speaker. Gold keys were award
ed to the editor and business mana
gers of the publications judged to
be tho best in their class. The ban
quet was followed by a dance.
At the final business meeting on
Saturday morning, the new officers
were elected for next year. They
are: Johnny Mackinnon, Davidson
College, president; Miss Lallah B.
Watts, E, C. T. C., first vice-presi
dent; Eay Mansfield, Elon College,
second vice-president; Miss Rose
mary Eeed, Greensboro College,
secretary; and Bill Leloudis, State|
treasurer. The next convention will
be held in Baleigh the first week
end in November.
FRIENDS OF THE
Tonight at 8:30 in the reading
room of the Salem library the an
nual meeting of friends of the
library organization will bo held
when the new members of the
executive board will be elected. Dr.
TJrban Holmes, of the romance lan
guage department of tho University
of North Carolina will speak. There
will be an informal reception after
wards for those present. The public
is invited to attend this spring
Mrs. T. Holt Haywood, chairman
of the nominating committee, will
present the slate from which the
new board members will be elected.
Tho present board jnembers are:
Mrs. William Hoyt, chairman; Mrs.
E. A. McCuiston, secretary; Mrs.
Justus Bandolph, Mrs. Bobert Sfhore,
Miss Ida Wilkenson, Mrs. Cliarles
N. Siewers, IMrs, E. T. Willingham,
^frs. James Early, Mrs. Fred Bohn-
son, Mrs, James Dunn, Mrs. Burton
Craige, Mrs. Ealph Stockton, Mrs.
T. Holt Haywood, Mrs, Bess Gray
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The Young People’s Organization
of the Home Moravian Church are
sponsoring a musical program to be
given at 7:45 o’clock on Tuesday
evening ,May 13, in tho Eondthaler
A program of secular and sacred
music will be given bv members of
the Home Moravian Church. Those
taking are: Margaret Leinback,
Jane Frazier, .Tack Holton, Jean
Lee Kimel, Katherine Sicoloff, B.
A. Nading, Jr,, and Billy Speas,
Eefreshments will bo served im
mediately afterwards. A silver of
fering will be received.