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’ BEST WISHES
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1941.
BEGIN MAY 29
With hat burning Wednesday
night, May 28, the class of 1941
■will begin its commencement pro
gram. New marshalls will officiate
at this cerenlony although the old
Ones are to marshall at graduaton.
As a symbol of giving up their
frivality, juniors will throw their
hats into the fire after which
seniors will throw in blue books.
After the seniors present their caps
and gowns to the juniors, Margaret
McMullen, rising senior president,
will deliver the acceptance speech.
Katherine Cole, outgoing senior
president, will give the valedictory.
Friday, May 30, annual senior
dinner will take place at the Smoke
House. Saturday May 31, the alum
nae luncheon at 1:30 will be fol
lowed by the dedication of the
Hattie M. Strong refectory and
presentation of the senior gift. Bat-
urday night at 8:00 there will be
a concert by the school of music
after which Dr. and Mrs. Eond-
thaler will entertain at a reception.
Sunday morning at 11:00 the
vaccalaureate sermon will be
preached by Dr. Frank Hill Cald
well, president of Presbyterian
Theological Seminary in Louis
ville, Kentucky. There will be a
buffet supper at the President’s
House at 5:30 and at 7:00 Dr.
Rondthaler will preside over Senior
Monday, June 2, at 11:00, the
graduation exercises will take place.
Dr. Goodrich Cook White, vice-
president of Emory University will
b(! the principle speaker.
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
Wed., May 21, 9:00 A. M.
Comparative Lit. 210 R. 10
French 102A R. 27
German 2A R. 23
Home E. 2 H. E. L.
Hygiene lOA R. 40
Math. 2A R. 26
Music 206 R. 18
Philosophy 302 R. 20
Psychology 104A R- 17
Shorthand R. 29
MARY W. WALKER
HEADS LATIN CLUB
On Monday, Mary Worth Walker
Was elected president of the Alpa
lota Pi, the Latin Club for 1941-42.
She will succeed Dorothy Mullen.
Mary Worth has been quite ac
tive in affairs of the Latin Club
while she has been a member.
For the past three years, she
has been, in charge of decorations
and arrangements for the club pic
nics and dinners.
Other officers are: Betsy Spach,
vice-president; Ruth O’Neal, secre
tary; and Bobbie Whittier, treasur.
Thurs., May 22, 9:20
Home Ec. 102 H.
Home Ec. 204 H.
Fri., May 23, 9:00 A.
French 2 ;
Rome Ec. 212 ........ H.
Home Ec. 216 H.
Saturday, May 24, 9:00 A. M.
Art 208A R. 30
English 2A R."21
English 2B R. 17
English 2C R. 11
French 204 R. 23
History 202 R. 21
History 214 R. 10
Physis 2 R. 40
Spanish 102A R. 26
Spanish 208 R. 27
Wed., May 21, 2:00 P. M.
Home Ec. 302 H. E. L.
Music 212 R. 19
Biology 102 R; 41
Chemistry 204 Ri 40
Economics 300 R. 10
Thurs., May 22, 2:00 P. M.
Education 222 R. 17
Chemistry 104 R. 40
English 202 R. 11
Frenoh 102B R. 27
German 102 R. 23
History 2A R. 21
Math. 2C R. 26
Music 2 R. 18
Psychology 206 R. 19
Spanish 2B R. 17
Economics 10 R. 20
Hygiene lOB R. 40
Art 208B R. 40
Fri., May 23, 2:00 P. M.
Home Ec. 214 H. E. L.
Sociology 202 R. 10
Music 224 R. 19
Sat., May 24, 2:00 P. M.
Music 214 R. 18
Physcs 302 R. 40
Music 218 R, 19
Mon., May 26, 9:00 A. M.
Comparative Lit. 208 R. 11
Economics 102A R. 10
English I R. 23
English 2D R. 17
French 104 R. 27
Math. 202 R. 26
Music 104 R. 19
English 2C R. 21
Tues., May 27, 9:00 A. M.
English 104B R. 32
English 104C R. 10
Wed., May 28, 9:00 A. M.
Economics 102B R. 10
History 2C R. 21
History 2D R. 17
Latin 4 R. 11
Latin 204 R. 23
Math. 102 R. 26
Music 204 R. 18
Philosophy 202 R. 20
Psychology 110 R. 22
Sociology 302 R. 27
Thurs., May 29, 9:00 A. M.
Chemistry 2 R. 40
English 104A R. 10
English 216 R. 17
History 102 R. 21
Latin 2 R. 32
Math. 2B R. 26
Music 4 R. 19
Psychology 104B R. 11
Spanish 2A R. 27
Music 216 R. 18
Fri., May 30, 9:00 A. M.
Bible 10 R. 20
Education 206 R. 11
Education 233 R. 10
Home Ec. 208 H. E. L.
Music 208 R. 19
1941 ASHEVILLE FESTIVAL
Last Tuesday afternoon from
4:00 to 8:00 o’clock the Home Eco
nomics Club had a picnic at the
country home of Mrs. Charles Grif
On Wednesday at the fire place
the retiring Student Government
Council entertained the new Stu
dent Government Council.
Among those present were the
members of the Advisory Board
Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler, Dr. Smith,
Miss Covington, Miss Laurence, and
The Alpha Iota Pi, the Latin
Club, held its annual picnic, Thurs
day afternoon at the cabin of Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey Perryman on the
Entertainment for the occasion
Was carried out in the true Roman
fashion. Members of the club drew
lots for participation in such Ro
man games as discus, javelin throw
ing, and foot racing. As in the
day of the ancients, each victor
Was awarded a laurel crown for his
At supper “porci investibus, ” a
traditional item on the menu of
Latin Club picnic, were served
along with an abundance of other
Plans for the picnic were in
charge of Mary Worth Walker, ris
ing president of the Latin Club.
The Festival Opera Group which
for the past three years has been
supplying and presenting the opera
performances for the nationally
known Mozart Festival given each
summer at Asheville, N. C., announ
ces the following tryout dates:
June 7th from 2,6; June 14th from
9-1, and 2-6. The auditions will be
held in Memorial Hall, Salem Col
lege and will be conducted by an
impartial board composed of col
lege, high school, music clubs heads,
and private voice teachers who
have manifested an interest in the
state-wide development of the Festi
val Opera Group.
The purpose of the Festival Opera
Group is to provide for the young
singers in this area a period of
training in opera dramatics, lead
ing to performance outlets under
Candidates for roles in the operas
selected for performance are ad
vised to prepare an operatic aria
in English preferably a Mozart aria
or appropriate solo passages from
the Bamble Hinged Music edition
of the “Bartered Bride” by
Smetana. Duplicating casts will be
selected to provide a wider range
of opportunity to the participants
in several repeat performances.
Candidates are urged to get in
touch with Clifford Bair, Box 193,
Salem Station, Winston-Salem, N.
0., before May 30th, to obtain a
place on the audition schedule.
Openings are available to singers
and dancers of all types who may
wish to try out for principal roles,
places in the chorus, in the folk
dance or classic ballet.
The casts will assemble in Win-
ston-Salem around the middle of
June, Salem College is providing
practice rooms and workshop theatre
facilities for training and rehearsal
purposes. Rehearsals will begin
June 16th and will continue for six
weeks leading into perforftianc«s
the final week. In addition to the
opera dramatics work, opportunity
to those wishing experience and
training in ballet, folk dances and
eurhythmies will be made available.
The only cost to those partici
pating in principal rehearsals will
be a production fee of $10.00 to
cover cost of costumes, stage sets,
ctc. Personal expenditure for pri
vate room and board should not
exceed $10.00 weekly for out-of.
Henri Harris was the winner of
the speech contest in the finals
which were held Wednesday morn
ing at 11:00 o’clock in the ex
panded chapel program. The sub
ject, an original one, was “The
Great Dilemma ’ ’ in which the
speaker discussed the importance of
the convoy question to England and
to America. Henri Harris will re
ceive the Monte Cohn declamation
cup after it has been duly engraved.
The winner was announced after
the final contest. Two preliminary
contests, one for the juniors and
seniors and one for the freshmen
and sophomores, had been held pre
viously. Judges were Miss Carrie
Lee Weaver, Mr. John W. Moore,
and Mr. Brimley. The speeches
were judged upon their content and
Four other participants, also took
part who had won in the previous
elimination events. Marion Burve-
nick spoke on the “Current Views
of England” pointing out the faith
and courage displayed by the Brit
ish in the present war. Barbara
Lasley took as her subject the
Crossmore School” explaining its
founding and the work which it is
doing under the direction of Mrs.
Sloop. “Westminster Abbey” was
Wyatt Wilkinson’s topic in which
.she spoke of the place in the his
tory of England through the ages
of Westminster Abbey. The con
cluding speaker was Margaret Lein,
back, who discussed the “Personal
ity of Caruso,” the noted Italian
While the judges were making
their decisions Rebecca Nifong, ac
companied by Virginia Thompson,
sang several selections.
This afternoon the Home Econo
mics department sponsored the an
nual clothing exhibit which was
held on the lawn in front of the
Lizora Hanes building.
Each student modeled the dress
she had made. In the advanced
clothing class, the clothes were de
signed, the patterns cut, and the
dresses made by the girls them-
selve.s. Twenty-four students from
the freshman class and the ad
vanced class took part in the pro
Miss Crow and Mrs. Meinung had
charge of the exhibit.
S. Niiong, C Pou and M, Brietz
Present Week’s BrilUant Recitals
Becky Nifong, lyric soprano, gave
her graduating recital in Memorial
Hall Monday night.
She opened the program with a
group of English and German songs
which displayed “her wide rang
and varied tone quality.”
In the aria, “Je dis que rien ne
m’ epauvarte,.” from “Carmen,”
Becky showed her “versatility in
portraying mood ranging from ap
pealing shyness to dramatic fer
vor. ’ ’
She gave further evidence of her
versatility in her closing group.
“Before The Dawn” by Chadwick
closed her part of the program,
which she sang in “an ecstatic
and brilliant manner.”
Clara Pou, pianist, made up her
first group with works from the
classical and romantic periods. Her
numbers by Bach and Beethoven
were characterized by “dear pluas-
ing, precision .... a nice feeling
for nuance and dynamics.” “Nac-
turne in G major Op. *37, No. 2” by
Chopin closed the group with*Ar-
In her next group the Praeludium
in E minor by Macdowell, afforded
a pleasing contrast to the vague
atmosphere of “Spring Night” by
The “Allegro” from the “Con
certo in E flat major,” by Mozart,
received a clear and authoritative
interprtation. The orchestra score
was played by Dr. Vardell, Jr., at
a second piano.
Miss Muriel Brietz, pianist, was
heard in her graduating recital in
ilemorial Hall, on Thursday, May
1.5th, at 8:30 o’clock.
Muriel is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Brietz, of this city.
During her years of study at Salem,
she has been a pupil of Miss Laurie
Jones and Dean Charles G. Vardell,
Jr., with whom she is now studying.
She was assisted by Marian Gary,
soprano, pupil of Clifford Bair, and
by Miss, Virginia Thompson, ac
Muriel played a comprehensive
program of piano solos from the
works of Mozart, Schumann, Chop
in, Ireland and Mrs. H. H. A. Beach.
In addition she played the first
movement from Beethoven’s C
minor Concerto, Op. 37. Dean Var
dell accompanied her at a second
piano in this number.
Marian sang two groups of solos,
including a recitative and aria by
Mozart, and songs by Grieg and
Elizabeth Winget, Kathryn Swain,
Helen' Savage, Marian Johnson, and
Mrs. Louise Jolitz were ushers for
flALLEY AND DUNN
IN CLOSING RECITAL
The final graduating recital in
this season’s annual series at
Salem College will be given on
Monday, May 19th at 8:30 in Mem
orial Hall, by Betty Jane Nalley,
pianist. Betty Jane is a resident
of Winston-Siiilem and is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Nalley of Horace Mann Avenue.
She is a member of this year’s
senior class and is a candidate for
the Bachelor of Music degree,
majoring in both piano and public
•school music. She is a pupil of Dean
Charles G. Vardell, Jr.
Christine Dunn of Winston-
Salem, violinist, will assist Betty
Jane. Christine is a pupil of Miss
Hazel Horton Read, head of the
Violin department in the School of
Music of Salem College.
Miss Nalley’s program will in
clude works by Mozart, Chopin,
Tschaikowsky, Rachmaninoff, and
Schumann. Her final number will be
the last named composer’s A minor
Concerto. Accompanied by Dean
Vardell she will play the opening
movement of the concerto.
Miss Dunn will play a sonata by
group of more modern solos. Miss
Virginia Thompson will be her ac
Ushers for the recital will be:
Misses Muriel Brietz, Selma Dunn,
Peggy Eaton, Helen Savage, Cath
erine Walker and Mary Watson.