MEREDlTI-l COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBKK 2. 1983
Famous Pianist Composer to Appear
In Concert With State Symphony
John Powell to be Guest Artist With
Orchestra, in Memorial Audi
torium On Saturday, Dec. 9
John Powell, famous pianist-compos-
er. will be the siiest artist when the
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
plays in Raleigh at the Memorial Audi
torium on Saturday evening, Decem
ber 9, under the direction of Lamar
Mr. Powell, the composer of "Rhap-
sodie Negre,” for the piano and or
chestra, will play this number on the
program. He has played this with
some of the leading orchestras of the
world. He is a native of Virginia and
is very familiar with the mnsic of the
Negro race, having given a great deal
of study to folk music.
Since “Rhapsodie Negre” was com
pleted in 1D17, it has won much fame
both in Europe and the United States.
The concert Is being given in honor
of Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaiis. Pro
ceeds will go to the Raleigh Associ
LITTLE THEATRE TO GIVE
PLAY BY J. M. BARRIE
"The Old Lady Shows Her Medals"
Directed by Dr. Hoogland With
Aid of Dr. Johnson
The Little Theatre will appear the
second time this year on Monday night,
December 11 at 8:15 o’clock, when “The
Old Lady Shows Her Medals” by J. M.
Barrie will be presented. The play is
one which has been proclaimed by
critics as one of Barrie’s best longer
one-act plays, and under the direction
of Dr. Florence M. Hoagland and Dr.
Mary Lynch Johnson promises to be
one of the best ever given here.
The scene Uikes place in London,
England in Mrs. Dowey's sitting room
during the time of the World War.
Many complications arise when the tic-
titlous son of Mrs. Dowey arrives in
London and is brought to her home by
the ‘‘reverent gent,” Mr. Willlngs. No
one can afford to niisa Kenneth
Dowey’s proposal. Also, the three old
charwomen, Mrs. Mickleham, Mrs.
Twymley, and Mrs. Haggerty, are su
perb in their conversation and action.
The following committees are work
ing on the production: Staging—Peg
Le Grand, Costumes—Elizabeth Lee.
Publicity—Elberta Foster, Tickets—
Elizabeth Poplin, Programs—Lucinda
The cast is composed of an unusual
ly good group of actors and several of
them have appeared in numerous plays
at Meredith before.
Mrs. Dowey Catherine Farris
Kenneth Dowey Margaret Kramer
Mrs. Mickleham Susan Emma Sloan
Mrs. Twymley Katie Sams
Mrs. Haggerty Dixie Lee Bale
Mr. Willlngs Frances Calloway
Admission to the play will be only
Former Groduates Make
Several KiiggrcMtioiis from t’»riiicr
griHliintcs to HtiHlvnts nuw
Ht 3fvre«litli liiivc liecii coiiiinf^ into
(tie oflict* ol' thv >i|)|HiintiHciit
renu. These suggestions will l*e of
interest to those |>liiiiiiiiig (o tench.
Tliey lire itenilxe^I lielow:
1. I'reiHinitloii for eotivhhig iith-
h'tlvs, pliiys, games, etv.
‘2. Ability of music stiHleiits to
touch soHie oUiei' subject orsiibjccts
in either Mie gnides or the high
Less sikeeinllxutioii in one spe>
cllie lield, nnd more eniphusis on
siieh Kiilijects ns ninsic, iirt, etc.
James R. Fraser Gives
Art Lecture and Exhibit
On Friday evening November 24 in
the college auditorium, Mr. James R.
Fraser gave a lecture on “How to
Judge a Painting.” At the same time
there were on exhibition a number of
paintings from the Argent Galleries
In New York City done by members
of the National Association of Women
Painters and Sculptors. A valuable
water-color by Robinson was given to
Miss Mabel Martin, who was the lucky
winner in the drawing of tickets.
Mr. Fraser stated that there are
thousands of different schools of paint
ing, but the intent of artists in all
schools is to provoke pure aesthetic
emotion. In judging a picture there
fore. one should try to get a sympa
thetic view of the work. Common
sense, Mr. Fraser advised, should be
used in considering gaudiness, and one
should remember that size and price
have little to do with the quality. It
is most important to take into account
a perspective, high lights and shadows,
values and composition. The speaker
said that everything in the world has
been touched by art, but the standard
of art today is lower than ever before.
He reminded that one who can
recognize genius is almost as great as
Mrs. Wallace Attends
Education Meet at Duke
Representing the department of Edu
cation, Mrs. Wallace attended a meet
ing of the professors of education of
the colleges of North Carolina at Duke
University on Saturday night, Novem
ber 25. Dr. John Carr, of Duke Uni
versity gave a very interesting address
on the "Status of Teacher Training in
Germany.” Dr. Hillman, of the State
Department of Education, presented
the changes iu certification of teachers
In North Carolina.
Annual Dinner Meeting of
A. A. U. W. November 21
The Raleigh Branch of the A. A.
U. W., of which Mrs. B. Y. Tyner is
president, had its annual dinner meet
ing on Tuesday evening, November 21,
at the Woman’s Club. The program
for the evening was concerned pri
marily with the problems facing
education, especially those regarding
its financial support and its aims.
Mrs. Wayne Bunch the first speaker,
talked on “Where School Money Goes
—Onr Schools Maintained at Bargain
Prices.” Mrs. Ivan D. Jones pre
sented statistics showing where money
for schools comes from; Miss Helen
Runion spoke on “The Change In
Methods of Teaching to Meet Present
Day Conditions”; Mrs. B. W. Wells
asked “For What Should Our Schools
Provide?” and the answer Is to pre
pare for leisure.
The final speaker, Dr. A. T. Allen,
State Superintendent of Schools, spoke
on “What Next in Public Education?"
He said that we should “Attempt to
give the opportunity for full and free
living outside the working periods.”
Marguerite Warren, a Meredith stu-
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Four Faculty Members
Present Brahms Concert
Mr. Spelmon and Miss Rowland,
Misses MacMillan and Branch
Give Varied Program
On Monday evening, November sev
enth, the third concert in the series
being given by members of the facul
ty of the Music Department was pre
sented In the college auditorium. This
concert, given in commemoration of the
hundreth anniversary of the birth of
Johannes Brahms consisted entirely
of selections from the works of this
composer. The four faculty members
participating in the recital were: Miss
Ethel Rowland, mezzo-contralto; Miss
Aileen McMillan, pianist; Miss Vir
ginia Branch, accompanist; Professor
Leslie P. Spelman, organist.
In a brief talk at the opening of the
concert, Professor Spelman urged the
audience to pay especial attention to
the beauty and depth of the composi
tions to be rendered. The program
consisted of the following selections:
1. My Jesus. Thou Who Didst
2. Savior of My Heart
3. 0 World I E’en Must Leave
4. My Inmost Heart Rejoiceth
A Thought Like Music
5. Deck Thyself Out, O My Soul
(5. 0 Blessed Faithful Spirits Are
7. O God Thou Holiest
“Sleep Sweetly, My I3aby.^ So
Quiet, So Pure”
From a Scotch Folic Song
8. A Rose Breaks Into Bloom
!l. My Inmost Heart Doth Yearn
10. My Inmost Heart Doth Yearn
11. 0 World I E’en Must Leave
Alumnae Asked to Contribute
Bock Numbers of The Acorn
In order to complete the files of
The Acorn we are asking the Alumnae
to cooperate with us by sending back
numbers which we do not have. Of
course, the bound volumes in the
library have been kept up to date, but
we do not have a complete file in the
office. Each year the need for such
grows greater. The copies may be sent
as second class mail, and we will re
turn the amount of postage paid. We
realize that those of the Alumnae who
have kept their Acorns have done so
because they treasured them, and we
will appreciate their cooperation doub
ly for this reason.
It will be unnecessary to supply the
following numbers, as we have copies
of them in the Publication office:
May, ’29; October, '30; May. ’31;
December, ’31; Spring, ’32; December.
'32; February, ’33; May, '33.
Grace Lawrence, Editor.
North Carolina Historical Group to
Meet in Raleigh December 7-8
Dee. 4—lleginning of M’eelt of
World b'ellowship. This >vill he oli>
served during chupel nnd at (S:30
|).ni. throughout the noelc.
]>ee. r>—hitenintiomil Kelations
Clnlj will meet »t Hume Eco
nomies Club will meet fn»ni 5 to >.
IJcc. 15—World Kellon'8hi|>’s tea.
Dee. H—l»rnmntic Clnh piny.
Dec. 12—atr. Lorhig—Internation-
111 ll(‘lations Cinh meet nt 6:45.
Dee. 14—Tithernncle t'hurcli so
Dec. 17—('hrlstmns mnsic hy
choir from 4 to (.
Jlcc. beginning of (Jhrisfniiis
Junior Class Sponsors
Carolina Glee Club Here
Saturday evening. November 25. the
Junior Class sponsored the University
of North Carolina Glee Club in a con
cert i. the college auditorium. The
Glee Club, under the direction of Mr.
H. Grady Miller, presented the follow
Sacred Songs, including: “Now Let
Every Tongue Adore Thee” by Bach,
“With Heart Uplifted” by Schvedov;
“Hymn of the Pilgrims” by MacDowell;
Piano numbers, including: “Joy of Au
tumn” by MacDowell, “Lotus Land” by
Scott, “Tocalto in C Sharp Minor” by
Debussy, were played by Harry Lee
Ivnox, accompanist for the Glee Club;
Russian Folk Songs, including; “At
Father’s Door,” arranged by A. T.
Davidson, “Song of the Cudgel,” Jesse
Parker, soloist, setting by M. Sloroff,
and “Firefllea,” arranged by A. T.
Davidson; Songs of the Negro Race,
including: “Swing Low,” arranged by
P. J. Weaver, “Oh! Mary Don’t You
Weep,” arranged by P. J. Weaver, and
“Mah Little Banjo” by Dichmont;
Miscellaneous Songs, including: “Moor
ish Serenade” by Protheroe, “The Gal
way Piper," in Irish Folk Song. “Ashes
of Roses” by Wolfe. “Chorus of Camel
Drivers" by Pranck, and “Reapers of
Song,” a Bohemian Folk Song, accom
panied by Mr. Knox and Mr. Clarke.
Following the concert, the members
of the Junior Class entertained the
members of the Glee Club and their
director at an informal reception In
the blue parlor.
Ted Shawn With Six Dancers
Gives Program in Roleigh
Thirty-third Annual Session of State
Literary and Historical Association
To Meet at Hugh Morson
The .33rd annual session oC the State
Literary and Historical Association of
North Carolina will be held in Raleigh.
Thursday and Friday. December 7-8.
according to announcement by Dr.
A. R. Newsome, secretary.
Dr. James /red Rippy, Duke Uni
versity profi'ssor. Is president of the
association, He is perhaps the fore
most authority In the country on the
relation of the United States toward
the American republics. He will de
liver the presidential address on
Thursday evening, December 7. Fol
lowing his address Mr. Robert Lathan,
editor of the Asheville Citizen, will
address the association.
Dr. Dixon Ryan Fox, president of
the New York State Historical Associ
ation and American History professor
at Columbia University, will deliver
the principal address in the Hugh
Morson Auditorium on Friday eve
ning, December 8.
Miss Mary Thornton and Mr. Law
rence London of Chapel Hill, Mr.
Joseph C. Robert of Richmond, and
Mrs. Jane S. McKlmmon, of Raleigh,
will present historical papers relating
to North Carolina at the Friday morn
The hand-wrought Mayflower Soci
ety Cup. established three years ago,
will be awarded and a replica pre
sented to the resident of North Caro
lina who has published the best origi
nal work during the year ending Sep
tember 1. The cup was ilrst won by
Professor M. C. S. Noble of Chapel Hill
for his volume on Public Schools in
North Carolina and last year by Pro
fessor Archibald Henderson for his life
of Shaw.—News and Observer.
FIRST CONCERT IN ARTIST
COURSE BY DUO-PIANISTS
On Tuesday evening, November 28,
at 8:15, Ted Shawn, known as Ameri
ca’s greatest dancer, with six men
dancers and Jess Meeker, pianist-com-
poser, appeared at the Memorial Audi
Mr. Shawn Is proving through his
presentation of these men dancers,
trained by himself, that a great deal
of the expression of life through dance
can be achieved only by men—and this
company of dancers contains only real
men. who have been proved by the
labor which they have had to perform
not only In the studio, learning the
fundamental principles of masculine
dancing, but also on the farm In the
Berkshire hills where the studio is
A Detroit critic said of this com
pany; “There is much more to them
than grace; they have something to
say and they say It in bass voices.”
Jessie Peters ond Ralph Zirkle Pre
sented in Program Here Friday
Evening, December I
Jessie Peters and Ralph Zirkle, dis
tinguished duo-pianists. presented the
first concert In this year's artist
course. Friday evening. December 1. in
the college auditorium. Both artists
are young Americana of unusual tal
ent, and their playing was of surpas
sing loveliness and in perfect unison.
The following program was pre
Sonata G Minor PasQuini
Concerto Pathetique Liszt
Fugue in C Minor Mozai-t
Moy Mell Arnold Bax
Le Savant (The Scholar)
La Coquette (The Coquette)
Pollchinelle (The Clown)
Le Reveur (The Dreamer)
La Danseuse (The Dancer)
Minuet from Suite Passecaille,
Capriccio Diabolico Charles Haiibiel
Variations on a Theme of Beethoven,
During its early days. Harvard uni
versity required students quali
fying for a Bachelor of Arts degree to
be able to translate the Bible from its
original form into Latin.—Aquin.