LARGE AUDIENCE PRESENT AT P. B. H. "OPEN HOUSE"
Miss Williams Entertains Nearly 200 Students With Negro Songs and Stories--University Men Assist in Program--Dean Yeomans Gives Welcome
Nearly 200 members of the University were present at the annual Thanksgiving "Open House" entertainment of Phillips Brooks House last night. Miss Louise Alice Williams, noted Southern story teller, entertained with a program of Negro songs and stories, assisted by University talent.
Dean H. A. Yeomans gave a welcoming talk, in which he greeted the students on behalf of Phillips Brooks House, and spoke of the spirit of a New England Thanksgiving. Then, after the playing of "Dixie" by A. G. Carrillo 1E.S., Miss Williams was introduced, and received an enthusiastic greeting.
Miss Williams Tells Ghost Story
Miss Williams began by telling a Negro ghost story, which proved very effective in the dimly lighted room. Following the story, a selection of Southern songs was sung by a quartette, composed of G. H. Bascom 2E.S., D. A. McKinnon '26, A. M. Sherrill '25, and C. D. Whidden '23. Miss Williams then returned, and for half an hour more kept her audience attentive and amused. A number of plantation melodies were played by Carrilo and W. L. Tibbets '26 in a piano and banjo duet.