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Salem College, Winston'-Salem, N. C., Friday, February 13, 1948
Number 14
Northop Will Speak
On Need for Education
F. 8. C. Northrop, educator andj
philosopher, will lecture in Memorial
Hiill next Thursday at 8:30 p. m. as
third lecturer in the series. His sub
ject will be "Education for World
U nderstanding ’
Professor Northrop is well quali
fied to speak on this subject, having
himself been in the education field
since 1923. At the present time he
is Professor of Philosophy at Yale.
He has been visiting professor at
the University of Iowa, Michigan,
Virginia and Hawaii-. Professor
Northrop has lived in China and has
traveled and studied extensively in
Mexico, Great Britain an'd continen
tal Europe.
He received his A. B. Degree from
Berliot College; studied for his Ph.
D. Degree at Harvard and Yale; and
pursued extra graduate work at
Freiburg, Germany, and Trinity Col
lege, Cambridge.
He is founder and member of the
National Conference of Science,
Philosophy {ind Religion. He also is
a member of American Geographi
cal Society, American Philosophical
Society, Association for Symbolic
Logic, Society for Developement and
Growth, New York City Philosophy
Club and the American Oriental
Civic Group
Gives Concert
The Winston-Salem Civic Orches
tra, after two consecutive postpone
nients, presented its second concert
Dean Names
Honor Pupils
For Semester
Two seniors and seven juniors
were named in Chapel yesterday as
having attained membership in the
college’s highest academic honor
The new members are Peirano
Aiken, Faye Chambers, Virginia Co
bum, Laurel Green, Margaret Mc
Call, Mary Patience McFall, Mar
garet Eaynal, Eaton Seville and
Carolyn Taylor.
Participating in the Honors Day
Chapel were other members of the
society elected last year: Genevra
Beaver, Marilyn Booth, Ann Caro-
thers, Peggy Davis, Patsy Law and
Prances Sowers. Faculty members
include Mr. Leach and Miss Vest.
The purpose of the Honor Society
is to recognize and foster scholar
ship. Its membership is limited to
students of superior academic achie-
The Y. W. C. A. had its annual i i j ^ i i.
retreat in Miss Wilson’s apartment, cement who have completed at least
from s"' to- 7:30 p. m. last Monday, j five semesters of college work with
Peggy Broaddus, president, opened j, quarter of the grades of A merit.
with a prayer after which she said announced at this time was
that the National Y. W. C. A. had , ^ oo
, , c, , -tr i. the Dean’s List for the first se-
asked the Salem Y to write a history ^ at j ™
J! i.1, -tr i o, , J- -1. mester. Students receiving this
of the Y at Salem, recording its ,
’ ® honor were Marilyn Booth, Sophia
BOwen, Mary Bryant, Anne Caro-
thers. Fay Chambers, Mary Davis,
Peggy Davis, Mary Elmore Finley,
Barbara Folger, Jean Griffin, Patsy
Law, Annie Mills, Sal Mills, Mar
garet Newman, Debby Sartin, Mary
Y Retreats,
Makes Plans
KindlerWill Conduct
Orchestra Tonight
progress and projects accomplished.
A committee of four was appointed
to do this. They are as follows:
Peggy Broaddus, Betty Holbrook,'
Betty Pierce, and Ruth Lenkoski. |
Later the Cabinet discussed send-;
« U.S secona concert . ^ American exchange'
of the season last Sunday at ^.^^ted to Jane Snavely, Frances Sowers, Peggy
buy storage cabinets for her chemical
equipment. It was decided to send
her a fund.
Reynolds auditorium. Mr. James
Lerch, head of the violin depart
ment of Salem’s School of Music,
'•onducted the program of classical
and modern music.
The guest soloist of the perfor
mance was Dorothy Lewis, n lo-year-
)Id pianist of High Point, who played
‘Scottie” Returns
Sue Taylor and Marilyn Watson
all seniors.
Juniors on the list are Peirano
Aiken, Sarah Burts, Virginia Coburn,
Eleanor Davidson, Laurel Green,
The president then announced that Betty Holbrook, Margaret McCall,
Rev. (“Scottie”) Cowan will return Mary P. McFall, Eaton Seville,
to Salem this year. Ho will arrive Elizabeth Taylor, Carolyn Taylor,
a movement of Beethoven’s Con- on March 1 and remain until March Susan Walker and Mary Gaither
certo No. 3 in C Minor. Another
highlight of the program was a spec
ial number, ' ‘ Revival ’ ’ by Morton
Gould, which called for an addition
of four saxophones and a xylophone
which was played by Frances Wins
low, a senior at Salem.
Other numbers included “Sym
phony No. 5 in B Flat Major” by
■'^(•hubert, “Moment Musical” by
>>ehubert, “Promenade” by Ander
son, and, as an encore, “Tatan-
tella” by Benjamin Britten.
Salemites who are members of this
sixty-piece orchestra are Genevra
Heaver, Frances Winslow, Benny Jo
Michael, Carolyn Lovelace, Lucy
Harper, Mr. Peter Mann and Dan
iel Hodge.
Dr Stone Speaks
To S. M. S. Alumnae
Dr. Richard G. Stone, president of
Haint !Mary’s School and Junior Col
lege, spoke informally to a group of
local alumnae at a meeting Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
James A. Gray.
Salemites who are Saint Mary’s
alumnae entertained Dr. and ISfrs.
Htone at a dinner party at the For
syth Country Club Wednesday even
ing. The group discussed memories
of Saint Mary’s and the develop
ments there during the past few
yeans. Those attending were Mary acter.
Hillings, Sally Ann Brothwick, Fay Traditional modern French, Eng-
6. He comes especially for Religious Whitener.
Emphasis Week and will speak in j Sophomores include Zetta Cabrera,
Assembly. Rev. Cowan will make Carolyn Dunn, Frances Gulesian^
informal nightly talks, and will also; Polly Harrop, Norman Jarrard,
be availible for private counseling. Beverly Johnson, Lillian McNeil,
“Scottie” is very popular at Salem' Love Ryder, Earl Sandefur, Jean
and everybody will be glad to hear Sloan, Louise Stacy, Hoiner Sutton
him again. If you have any special. and Barbara Thorne,
topics you would like him to dis- Freshmen; Mildred Matthews,
cuss just tell Peggy Broaddus and Mary Mitchell and Dottye Suther-
she’ll see if it can be arranged. '“md.
March 13 Is Salem-Davidson Day March 13 is Salem-Davidson D4y
Are Briefed
The Education Dc])artment of
Salem College, in line with the state-
teachers, began interviewing the
wide program for selecting better
prospective teachers of the sopho
more class this week.
The purpose of this sophomore
orientation is not to eliminate pupils
but to discover their potential capa
cities and find weaknesses that may
be strengthened. The interviews,
with the Academic Dean, Resident
Dean, head of the Education Depart
ment, and respective department
heads, are to check the abilities,
philosophy, personality and reasons
of the student who plans to teach.
The sophomore orientation con
sists of interviews and sophomore
tests. In the junior year, interviews
continue and tests are given in the
subject-matter field to find weak
nesses that may be corrected in the
Spring and Summer before pi’actice-
teaching begins. Counseling contin
ues in the senior year along with
practice-teaching. Also in the sen
ior year, the student-teacher is rated
by her critic teacher and a com
mittee of seven or eight advisors in
the field of education.
March 13 is Salem-Davidson Day
Distabile Reviews Northrop Classic
the meeting of east & WEST
(Ed. note: the folloAving review was
•written by Theresa Distabile, in
structor in psychology, math and
“Where standards differ, there
will be opposition.” Hence it is
obvious that the source of conflict
lies in the incompatibility of .social
policies, moral ideals, economic and
religious aspirations of men in the
several cultures existing in the world
today. What one people or culture
regards as sound economic and poli
tical principles; the other views as
erroneous and what one thinks good
and divine, the other condemns as
evil And illusory, go problem
turns out to be philosophical in char-
Ohambers, Marion Gaither, Christ i
Gray, Sylvia Green, Bevqrly Han
cock, Joan Ilassler, Mary Helen
■James, Mary Beth Kittrell, Ann Lan
lish, a,nd American democratic cul
ture are based on Cartesian, Lock
ean, and Humean scientific and philo
sophical conception of man and nat-
Nancy Mercer, Margaret New-j y®- ®®^“an mind was steeped
nrian, Jane Thomas, Amie Watkins; Tolstoy,
and Ann Wicker. :Nrrs. .Tames A. | I-'enm and Trotsky did much to in-
Orny was a special guest of ® ^ ^ of the Russian popu-
evening. | lation to the philosophy of Karl
Dr. and Mrs. Stone were enter- Marx and to that of Hegel, thus
taiiied at Salem Thursday noon by
Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Rondthaler.
giving the Russian people a definite
which to work, enabling them to
make treinendus progress in agri
culture, industry and the militia.
Before the Russians were Kant
ians and Hegelians, they were medi
eval Tsarist Russians absorbed in the
mystical religion of the Greek Or
thodox Church. These religious
ideas, as do the religious ideas of
the Roman Catholic Church, go back
to the philosophy and science of the
Ancient Greeks—Plato and Aristotle,
and the philosophy of the Orient.
Hence in order to understand Russian
culture in its entirety we must in
clude a study of Aristotelian phil
osophy. Modern Roman Catholic
philosophies must be studied in order
to understand, the cultures of the
countries in the South ot Europe
and in Latin America. The present
Roman Catholic doctrines were formu
lated in the thirteenth century by
Thomas Aquinas based on the philo
sophy of Aristotle.
Having studied subjectively these
cultures as well as the cultures of
the Orient, F. S. C. Northrop pro
ceeds to answer the question that
arises in the mind of the reader—
But how can the standards in the
policy and a definite goal toward world be unified—and—if you are
curious, you’ll be tc'ni])tcd to turn
to the last two chapters of the book
for a solution—as one might do
when reading a murder mystery. If
the book is read intelligently one can
formulate one’s ov^n solution—^r
perhaps guess, as one might do when
reading a mystery. You might, as
I did, arrive at the following con
clusion:—An adequate philosophy of
our time must be evolved, integrat
ing and reconciling the above mem-
tioned cultures. Then cheek with
Northrop—”—an international cul
tural ideal, relating democracy, com
munism, Roman Catholic medieval
and Protestant modern values, and
Occidental and Oriental institutions
so that they support and sustain
one another rather than combat and
destroy one another. This ideal
must provide scientifically grounded
and intellectual and emotional foun
dations for a partial world sover
eignty. ’ ’ This mean^ religious, poli
tical, economical and aesthetic re
form—in short, philosophical reform.
How much did Kipling know of
national and international problems
when he wrote:
“East is East and West is West
And never the twain shall meet.”?
The National Symphony Orches
tra, conducted by Hans Kindler, will
appear in concert on the Civic Music
Association series tonight at 8:30 in
Reynold’s Auditorium.
In its seventeenth season, the
Orchestra holds a position of major
importance among the leading Sym
phony orchestras of this country.
Dr. Kindler is responsible for the
success of the National Symphony,
for he chose to abandon his career
as a great virtuoso cellist to under
take the organization and conducting
of a symphony orchestra ^or Wash
ington, the natidn’s capital, in the
worst year of the depression. Each
year the National Symphony makes
at least two extended tours, and
gives many special performances in
and around Washington. The Or
chestra is also noted for their ex
cellent recordings for Victor Records.
Tonight’s program will be as fol
lows: Prelude to “The Maester-
singers of Nuremburg”, Wagner:
“Sinfonia in B flat,” Dall’Abaco;
“Don Juan”, a tone poem, by Rich
ard Strauss; and Tchaikovsky’s
“Fourth Symphony”.
The National Symphony also pre
sented a special children’s concert
in Reynold’s Auditorium this after
noon at 2:30 p. m. The concert was
conducted by Harold Mitchell, assist
ant conductor of the National Sym
phony Orchestra.
Included on the program were:
“Prelude and Fugue”, b/ Handel,
arranged by Ilans Kindler; The
first movement of Schubert’s “Un
finished Symphony”, “Ride of the
Valkyries”, Wagner; “Polonaise”,
Rimsky-Korsakov; ‘ ‘ Pacific Noc
turne”, Henry; and “Rhumba”,
by McDonald.
Vardell Speaks
At Music Hour
Dr. Charles G. Vardell spoke before
thi music students assembled for
Music Hour, Thursday afternoon, on
the program to be presented by the
National Symphony Orchestra. Dr.
Vardell discussed the background
and arrangement of the romantic
music which the orchestra will play
Playing from the score, at the
piano, Dean Vardell explained the
important themes and the orches
tration of the works of Wagner,
Strauss, and Tchaikovsky.
He first discussed Richard Wag
ner ’s Prelude to ‘ ‘ The Mastersingers
of Nuremburg”, which portrays the
young lover who tried to win a place
in the group of Mastersingers, musici
ans whose music was made* of rules,
I in order to win the hand of his lady-
I love. The prelude depicts the strug-
j gle between the rule-constructed
j classic music of the mastersingers
j and the romantic ideas of the young
[ man. Three themes appear and are
all woven together in the magnificent
finale. The popular “Prize Song”
appears in this work.
Richard Strauss’ “Don Juan” be
gins in a gigantic, overwhelming
vtin, portraying the spirit of the gal
lant lover. It ends on a weak note,
depicting his final disillusionment.
Dr. Vardell related some of the
incidents of Tchaikovsky’s life which
influenced his music before discus
sing Tchaikovsky’s “Sympohuy No.
4 in F Minor.” He explained the
complex rhythmic structure. In the
final movement, which moves aroum^
a folk song, he directed the audience
to sing the folk-song theme of the
woodwinds while he filled in the
Dr. Vardell also mentioned the
other sections of the full orchestra
“Sinfonia in B flat Minor” of
Dall’Abaco. This number is in clas
sic style and was not included in
the discussion.

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