North Carolina Newspapers

Number 24.
Leila Sullivan, incoming editor of
Sigbts and Insights, has announced
her new, stafE. The associate editors
are Virginia McMurray and Eliza
beth Gudger. The literary editor is
Suzanne Willis, and the class editors
are Ann Caldwell, Seniors; Mary
Pormy-Duval, Juniors; Sarah Mer
ritt, Sophomores. Proof editors are
Katherine Fort and Barbara Weir.
Photographic editor is Mary Ellen
Byrd, and Doris C. Schaum is fea
ture editor. Sarah Lindley is busi
ness manager.
With such a staff next year’s
Sights and Insights should be worth
waiting for expectantly.
Loojiing tall and graceful in a
pink net dress, and bowing gracious
ly, Lib Johnston captivated the
hearts of her audience in one of
the most outstanding recjtals of
the year. Her technical and inter
pretative piano ability was out
standing throughout last Monday
The crisp rhythm and the rich
melodic content of Beethoven’s So
nata in F sharp were magnificently
interpreted by Lib. The fast runs
and appregios were taken with the
greatest of ease.
A group of three Chopin numbers
portrayed Lib’s unusual abjlity to
interpretate this composer’s most
difficult compositions. The Im
promptu in F Sharp with its tran
quil and impressive moments was
so beautifully performed that the
audience seemed to lose itself, along
with Lib, in a different world. In
the familiar and difficult Black Key
£tude, Lib portrayed a marvelous
ability of endurance. The last num
ber in this group was the Scherzo in
C sharp minor, a brilliant number
and an excellent performance.
In the Intermezzo in E flat by
Brahms, Lib expressed herself ;with
an exquisitely beautiful tone qual
ity. For contrast, she played Ca-
priccio in B minor, also by Brahms.
The light staccato’s were “tossed
ofE with whimsical gaiety.
A Dream Fantasy by Mrs. Crosby
Adams, a former teacher of Lib’s,
contained a lonely -tone quality
which portrayed an atmosphere of
tranquility. Etude by Prokofleff, a
modern number requiring technical
skill and endurance, was most out
standing. The audience enjoyed it
as much as Lib enjoyed playing it.
The highlight of any piano re
cital is the Concerto—and this one
proved to be no exception. Lib
played the first two movements of
MacDowell’s Concerto in D Minor.
She displayed a "command of the
virtuoso requirements of jts im
pressive sonorities and its brilliant
pyrotechnics.” Dr. Vardell played
the orchestral accompaniment at the
second piano.
For Lib we predict a very success
ful future in piano.
The contribution that music can
make to the war effort during these
crucial times has been emphasized
a great deal by musicians and states
men alike. Eising to this vital and
all important need, musical, re
sources throughout the country have
been explored and brought to the
foreground. Similarly, the Music
Department here at Salem has regi
mented its talent and latent possi
bilities and has notably entered into
a war-time music program. Early
last fall, the head of the Music De
partment pointed out the many op
portunities for service which were
open to musicians, and outlined the
activities the school proposed to un
dertake during the year. The mu
sic faculty, lead by Dr. Vardell as
dean, Mr. Bair as head of the voice
department, and Miss Read as head
of the stringed instrument depart
ment, had mapped out an intensivea
program for the music school.
A series of thirteen radio broad
casts was presented over station
WSrJS as a part of this increased ac
tivity. 1!hese broadcasts featured
faculty recitals, the orchestra, the
string quartet, the choral ensemble,
and music students. Historical in
formation of special interest was
given during each program by Mr.
Hojder, of the History department.
Many requests for music programs
have come from various civic organ
izations in the city. To fill this
vital need, either small performing
groups, or the Ensemble itself pre
sented programs containing the
lighter type of music appealing to
each particular group. The com
munity sing, an undisputed morale
builder, has been featured several
times here at Salem, both in chapel
services, and at evening programs;
and from the enthusiasm and sup
port evidenced by Salem girls, the
sings have truly accomplished their
purposes. With Dr. Vardell and Mr.
Bair at the helm, and with the co
operation of the student body, suc
cess was assured. Under'Mr. Bair’s
excellent direction, Humperdinck’s
See—MUSIC—Page 4.
Allies continue mopping-up act
ivities in ISinisia. North African
based planes raided seaplane base
near Rome, passing over the capital
city in the moonlight, but not drop
ping any bombs. General Eisenhower
announced the total of Axis priso
ners taken in Tunisia now exceed
As the prospect of invasion cen
ters upon Italy, two London news
papers report that the Germans
are; preparing to abandon Italy to
her fate. Morocco and Algiers radios
also broadcast sensational rumor at
the first of the week that the Italian
king will abdicate in favor of his
son. RAF bombers, in history-making
raid, smashed Ruhr and Weser dams
early Monday, sending flood waters
on course of ruin and death through
great Germany industrial valleys;
U. S. heavy bombers attacked U-boat
bases. RAF reconnaissance photo
graphs show vast destruction in the
Ruhr valley following the RAF feat
n breaking two huge German power
reservoir dams. Thousands of Ger
mans have been made homeless and
heavy damage has been done to
vital property. Rome admits Allies
dropped peace leaflets on Rome, but
See—DBHYDRAl'ED—Page 4
— 1^
Have you misplaced your um
brella? Or maybe your much-
needed and valuable fountain
pen? Prom a recent report Miss
Lawrence has in her offjce the
following: two blue and white
umbrellas, knitting bag, a sofa
pillow left in the May Dell, sev
eral strings of white pearls, sev
eral fountain pens, one rhine
stone bracelet, two silver brace
lets, one small gold bracelet with
Mars Hill seal, one, gold K. A.
fraternity ring, and one gold
horse pin;
If any of these articles belong
to you, please go by the Dean’s
Office and clajm your particular
Oh, dignified seniors, I wish to
present to you a list of dates. No,
not that kind! I am going to give
you your commencement dates. No,
I still don’t mean that kind. All
of you know that your graduation
will be surrounded by festivities
of all types and it is my pleasure
to give you the time of these act
Tuesday, June 1 is Academy Com
mencement Day.
Wednesday, June 2 at 9 P. M.
Hat burning will take place.
Thursday, June 3 the Business
Students will graduate at 8:30 P. M.
in the Old Chapel.
Friday, June 4 at 2 P. M. is the
time for Commencement rehersal.
Friday night, June 4 the seniors
7ill have their class dinner.
Saturday, June 5 is Alumnae Day.
\t 1:30 P. M. in Corrin Refectory
the seniors will be guests at the
Alumnae Luncheon. At 8:30 P. M.
the Music School Concert will be
given in the Memorial Hall.
Sunday, June 6 at 11 A. M. the
baccalaureate talk will be given by
Dr. James A. Jones from- Myers
Park Presbyterian Church of Char
lotte, N. C. in the Home Moravian
Sunday night at 6 P. M. President
and Mrs. Rondthaler will entertain
the seniors and their families and
the campus guests at Supper on the
President’s House Lawn.
Sunday at 7:30 P. M. Vespers
wjll be held on the upper campus.
Monday, June 7 at 11 A. M. Grad
uation will take place. Dr. James R.
McCain, President of Agnes Scott
College, will make the address.
There you are, seniors. Have fun!
Good luck! Good-bye!
Friday, May 28
9:00 A. M.
Biology 2A
Economics 202
History 2A
.... 200
.... 20
Latin 102 8
Music 204 100
Shorthand - 122
Spanish 102B - 24
2:00 P. M.
Bible 200 - 8
Biology 2B - 200
English 104A 4
History 214 29
Math. 110 26
Music 102 100
Music’216 101
Saturday, May 29.
9:00 A. M. Room
Biology 102 220
Chemistry 2 200
English 104C 8
English 218 1
History 2B 20
History 102 29
Home Ec. 208 102
Latin 10 4
Math 202 26
MJusic 4 10^
Music 218 101
2:00 P. M.
Choral Int O. C.
Biology 104 200
Bus. Math 122
English 302 1
Home Ect). 216 H. E. L.
Spanish 200 24
Monday, May 31.
9:00 A. M. Eoom
Bible 10 8
Chemistry 204 200
English 202 :
History 104 29
Office Training 122
Physics 2 , 220
Psychology 104A 4
Spanish 2B 24
2:00 P. M.
Biology 204 220
Chemistry 102 200
Econ. 102 8
History 2D 20
Home Eco. 102 H. E. L.
Home Eco. 302 4
Latin 2 1
Music 2 100
Music 224 101
Tuesday, June 1
9:00 A. M. Eoom
Biology 202 200
Economics 200 8
English 1 1
English 2D 20
English 2E 24
German 102 22
History 212 29
Home Eco. 214 26
Music 212 101
Psychology 104B 4
Psychology 110 102
2:00 P. M.
Bookkeeping 122
Home Economics 2 H. E. L.
Home Economics 212 4
Math 2A 26
Math 2B 24
Math 2C 20
Wednesday, June 2
9:00 A. M. Boom
Education 222 100
English 2A 26
English 2B 1
English 2C 4
English 209 102
Hygiene 10 20
Music 208 —1 101
I'hilosophy 202 29
Physics 302 gOO
Sociology 204 g
S'panish 102A 24
2:00 P. M.
Phys. Ed. 2A loO
Phys. Ed. 2B 4
Phys. Ed. 2C - g
Phys. Ed. 102A 1
I Phys. Ed. 102B 20
Phys. Ed. 102c 26
Phys. Ed. 202A 24
Phys. Ed. 202B 29
Phys. Ed. 8 22
3:00 P. M.
Psych. 220 101
Thursday, June 3.
9:00 A. M. Boom
Education 206 103
English 104B 4
English 204 1
History 2C 20
Latin 200 22
Math 102 26
Music 104 100
Sociology 202 8
2:00 P. M.
Music 214 100
Mechanical Draw 220
Photography 200
Spanish 208 24
Friday, June 4.
9:00 A. M. Eoom
Biology 20 200
Chemistry 104 ; 202A
English 216 8
German 2 24
Latin 4 j
Psychology 206 4
At a called house meeting Thurs
day night, Mary Ellen Byrd tri
umphed over Betty Jean Jones in
being elected the House President
of Alice Clewell Dormitory for next
Mary Ellen, who is from Morgan-
ten, N. C., is the tall, blue-eyed bru
nette — one of the outstanding mem
bers of the rising junior class. An
English major, she is an active mem
ber of the annual and library staffs,
the Spanish and Latin clubs, and
loves basketball as a sport. While
she is a hard efficient worker, she
also believes in the “all work and no
play” adage and, very often those
heavily-fringed blue eyes shine mer
rily and devilishly in her charming
and winning manner.
She succeeds Becky Cozart, the
former house president.
Last night a slim, queenly look
ing brunette, Annie Hyman Bunn,
stepped out on the stage of Memorial
Hall to give one of the most bril
liant recitals of the year. Bunny
has a lovely soprano voice, and the
selections which she sang demon
strated her splendid technique. The
audience was impressed by her gra
ciousness, poise, excellent diction,
and the ease with which she sang.
Bunny opened h«;r program with
the lovely and moving Deh, Eende-
temi by Provenzale followed by the
gay and lively Se Tu Mami by Per-
golesi. Although we could not un-
derstand*^he words to Mozart’s Vol,
Che Sapete (Ne Nozzi di Figaro),
Bunny, through the use of facial
expressions, put across the idea to
the delight of the audience.
^e next sang the melodic and
beautiful To the Distant Beloved by
Beethoven. It was a song cycle,
and her use of the mezzo voce (half
voice) in this number demonstrated
her splendid technique.
The aria, Si mi chiamas Mimi (La
Boheme) by Puccini was one of the
loveliest numbers on the program.
It showed us Bunny’s wide range
and the apparent easiness with
which she sings difficult passages.
In her last group the first two
numbers, the chromatic Mists by Ot-
torine and the poignantly beautiful
Mountain Snowfall by Margaret
Vardell were modernistic. Tlie ne
gro spiritual. Sweet Little Jesus
Boy, was unusual in that it was
an unaccompanied arrangement by
Robert MacCemsey. In Moussorg-
sky’s Evening Prayer, a little Rus
sian boy is saying his prayers. Bun
ny amazed us by the rapid way she
pronounced the long Russian names.
Bhapsodie by Campbell-Tepton
vvas a glorious ending to a wonder
ful concert.
Miss Larura Emily Pitts did a
splendid job of accompanying, and
Bunny fairly Msang her heart out.”

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