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CORNELIA OTIS
SKINNER
OCTOBER 18
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OF SAINT MARY’S
Vol. Ill, No. 2
Student-Faculty Basketball
Game Provides Plenty Laughs
Teachers Attired in Latest Style
And They Aren’t So Bad at That
The annual Sigma-Mu party Saturday night
proved to be a gay (or should we say hilari
ous?) faculty-student aifair. The new cheer
leaders—for the Mu’s Mary Doyle White,
“Kaki” Gant, and Margery Shugart and for
the Sigma’s “Tick” Jeffress, Elvira Cheatham,
and Frances Smith—pepped the students into
real loyalty and enthusiasm as the teams
chalked up a tie on the four relay events.
But the cheer leader Scot-ted out in a candy-
striped red jumper suit and an English head
scarf stole the show when she tripped in sing
ing:
“They say them teachers they ain’t got no style.
They got style all the while,
They got style all the while, etc.”
To prove the song, in marched the “fac-ult-
T-y-y”, looking like glamour girls (of BDv
doing their daily dozen. Their costumes chic
grey middies, long black bloomers, and high
socks, will surely make fashion history and
comments.
-Vnd down in athletic history will go the
game that they played against the students.
Christian (S.) and Tucker (F.) jumped center
to start the game. In the fast and furious play
which followed, the faculty allowed the students
only two goals. ..Vt the end of the quarter and
luring each of the succeeding time-outs the
water boy, Morrison (inchecked trousers, red
jitterbug shirt, and cap complete with chewing
gum, water pail, towel, mirror, and powder),
resuscitated the faculty players. Meanwhile,
Scott cheered them on.
In the second quarter, after hard play by
both teams, Harvey made two points. This
justified a time out for the faculty during which
they changed their costumes to more comfort-
fible and attractive 1939 styles.
In the third quarter faculty substitutes al
lowed the students to get through with another
goal. The last four minutes of the garne. Pope
scored again for the students and Lassiter and
Harvey for the faculty. When the final whistle
blew, the score stood 8-6 in favor of the students.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Coming to Saint Mary’s on October 18 is
one of “the greatest single attractions of the
American theater.” Cornelia Otis Skinner was
outstanding in theatrical work both at Baldwin
School and at Bryn Mawr. Before she gradu
ated from Bryn Mawr she went abroad to study
at the Sorhonne and under Dehelly of the
Comedie Francaise and Jacques Copean of the
theater du Vieux Colombier. Miss Skinner s
first work was done with her father in Ibanez
“Blood and Sand.” After other roles, she began
to comj)ose and act her own character sketches.
So great was her success that her regular tours
took her to London, where she has played four
triumj)hant engagements. These monologues
were the foundation of Miss Skinner’s career,
but she soon began to present a series of re
lated scenes which might constitute a regular
play.
In working up some of her sketches Miss
Skinner uses elaborate costumes, which add
niuch to the effectiveness of her characteriza
tions. It was in “Edna, His Wife” that she
first used scenery. But tlie most striking thing
DUKE-COLGATE
GAME
OCTOBER 7
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
October 6, 1939
CALENDAR
October 7—
Duke-Colgate game at Durham.
October 8—
Y. P. S. L. meeting.
October 9—
Doctors’ Daughters’ Club meeting.
October 14—
Carolina-X. Y. U. game at Chapel
Hill.
State-Wake Forest game at Ealeigh.
October 18—
Cornelia Otis Skinner will present her
character sketches at Saint Mary’s
School Auditorium.
October 21—
Duke-Syracuse game at Durham.
Raleigh Music Association
Offers Varied Program
Five Concerts Sponsored This Winter
Featuring- Noted Musical Artists
The Raleigh Civic Music Association is spon
soring five concerts in Raleigh this winter. All
Saint Mary’s girls have the privilege of attend
ing them. A few brief notes about each of the
attractions should give an idea of the variety
of arts which will be represented. They are
Kirsten Flagstad, the Ballet Russe de Monte
Carlo, John Charles Thomas, Efrem Zimbalist,
and Mischa Levitzki.
Madam Flagstad is a famous Norwegian
soprano. She is generally considered the great
est Wagnerian singer of the present time, and
she is as eminent now as any singer ever was.
Madam Flagstad is already ranked with such
singers as Patti, Melba, and Lehman.
John Charles Thomas is one of the greatest
American baritones of our day, not only in
concert but also in opera. In singing over the
radio, he always concludes his broadcast with
“Good-night, Mother.” He made the stipula
tion that he be permitted to do this when he
signed his radio contract.
The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was in
Durham last year, and those who saw it will
remember particularly the beauty and color of
Prince Igor and Spectre de la Rose.
Efrem Zimbalist is one of the best violinists
of today. He is noted for his solo recitals and
he also plays with orchestras. His wife was
Alma Gluck, celebrated American opera singer.
The most famous of the younger pianists of
the present day is Mischa Levitzki. He is a
concert pianist, and he, like Zimbalist, plays
with orchestras. His recitals have been heard
in America and all over Europe.
No year has offered a more choice selection
of personalities or such an opportunity for
really splendid entertainment.
in Miss Skinner’s performances is the realism
with which she creates her characters.
Miss Skinner is popularly known, too, for
her commentaries on notions which appear in
the iVeie Yorher and other magazines. She has
also appeared on a number of outstanding radio
programs during the last few years.
Her appearance is eagerly awaited.
Smedes’ Parlor
Completely Redecorated
First Alumni Project To
Be Completed
The Alumnae Association of Saint Alary’s
j)ut its best foot forward when it redecorated
the parlor in the early fall of this year. This
movement was the result of a resolution passed
at the last annual meeting of the Alumnae Asso
ciation. The meeting was held on Alumnae
Day, Alay 30, with Airs. Alex Cooper of Hen
derson presiding as president. The resolution
was to the effect that the association take as its
project their immediate redecoration of the par
lor, to be done by alumnae contributions.
Letters were sent out in June asking for con
tributions. A committee for this purpose was
composed of Airs. Tom Powell, Jr., of Raleigh,
Alisses Elizabeth Tucker, Frances Vann, and
Kate Spruill of Saint Alary’s.
The most active of the committees was the
one which actually redecorated the parlor. This
committee consisted of Aliss Elizabeth Thomp
son, of Raleigh, Chairman, Airs. Frank Gra
ham, Joel Cheatham, and Bennet Perry, of
Chapel Hill, Mrs. Alex Cooper, of Henderson,
Alisses Elizabeth Tucker, Letty Lassiter, and
Kate Spruill.
The walls of the parlor, painted AVilliams-
burg blue, does much to bring out the lights
in the oil paintings. The paintings themselves
have been rearranged and placed in better posi
tions.
The box seats which lined the walls have been
removed, except on one side, allowing for the
first time long draperies in the room. The fur
niture has been done over in block linens,
stripes, and velvets to match the rich red velvet
draperies. The old chandeliers were taken
down and replaced with new light fixtures, and
new andirons have been ordered for the fire
place.
The Committee hopes in the future to get
furnishings, for the room needs more lamps,
vases, and Venetian blinds for the windows.
Pianist Visits Saint Mary’s
_ Frederick Griesinger opened his piano re
cital at the first Student Entertainment on
Tuesday night with Sonata in G Minor by
Schumann. His other selections of music va
ried from the slow lingering notes of Debussy’s
Reflets dans I Eau to the lively Hungarian
Rhapsodie No. 8.
Air. Griesinger, though very young, has great
technical skill. When at the piano he is its
master, and the coordination of his fingers is
apparently effortless. He has a good sense of
rhythm, and handles himself with unaffected
poise. The favorable impression he made on
his audience^ was evident by the attention and
applause which he received.
Air. Griesinger studied in Cleveland, his
home. He has now gone to Baltimore, where
he will continue his studies at the Peabody
Institute.
    

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