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The skirl : a student publication of Flora MacDonald College. online resource (None) 1952-1961, January 17, 1955, Image 1

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I A STUDENT PUBUCATION OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE VOLUME ni RED SPRINGS. JANUARY 17, 1955 Number 5 January 19th Marks Beginning of Exam Week at F.M.C. Methodist Missionary Speaks To Student Body Dr. E. Stanley Jones, world- known Methodist missionary to India, addressed the students of Flora Macdonald Wednesday, January 12. Dr. Jones spoke on one’s life faith. “We have changed from a traditional world to a scientific world and we can't believe blindly,” stated Dr. Jones. ‘Science and religion go to gether,” he continued, “for each needs the other. Science is power, but religion has to show us how to use that power.” In speaking oi punishment of sins. Dr. Jones said, “God doesn’t have to punish us for cur sins; the sin punishes it self. Evil is “live” spelled back- Vv'ards.” In connection with his own acceptance of Christ, Dr. Jones related, “I found life the night I found Christ. If Christ isn’t the way, then I don't know what the way is.” , Concluding, he said, “My cen tral hypothesis is Christ. This way works! I commend my Sa vior to you.” Dr. Jones spends six months iv; the East and six months in America each year “because I think both of them are very good mission fields.” On Satur day he started his annual trip around the world, leaving from Fayetteville. When asked about the im.- portance of Christian colleges in the world, Dr. Jones re plied, “Christian colleges play the greatest part in the world .. , Character is no good with out knowledge; therefore Chris tian colleges are of great va lue.” Last week Dr. Jones lectured to students at Pembroke State Jenkins To Graduate At Semester OUS LIVING, THE CHRIST OF EVERY ROAD, and CHRIST CoUege. He was the prinicpal AT THE ROUND TABLE. Freshman-Sophomores Plan Mardi Gras Plans For Spiritual Enrichment Week Ruth Evelyn Topping, reporter for THE SKIRL, interviews Dr. E. Stanley Jones following his message to the Student Body. speaker during their Spiritual fakJnpf AntiniinrAC Enrichment Week. tttDmei HnnOUnteS Dr. Jones was born in Balti more, Maryland. He received his A. B. and A. M. degrees from Asbury College in Wil- more, Kentucky. Duke Universi ty gave him his D. D. degree. He was, at one time, a bishop in the Methodist Church. Author, as well as evange list, Dr Jones has to his credit eighteen books. A nineteenth book is in the making. Among his best-known are VICTOllI- Faye Jenkins, Senior from Union, South Carolina, gradu ates at the semester. When she graduates, she will have com pleted a major in math and a teaching major in history. While at F. M. C. she has participated in many student activities. One of her chief interests was the International Relations Club. She was vice- president last year and was serving as president to the present time. For the last two years she has represented F. M. C. at the State I. R. C. Convention. Her Sophomore year slie was secretary of the Math Club. Last year she served as literary editor for the White Heather and wrote a column on world affairs for The Skirl. That column has been con tinued this year in new form-- that of a news editorial. She has accomplished much in her three and one-half years at Flora Macdonald College. Faye will truly be missed on the campus next Semester. She plans to return in May to receive her diploma, along with her classmates. By MICKIE JERNIGAN “Exams, exams, exams' “That’s the common cry at Flora Macdonald now. We hear the familiar questions: “When do you finish?”; “How many straight exams do you have?' Some of us have three of even four without a break; lots of midnight oil will be burned; and we’ll all probably have writer’s cramp. But, as we all must admit, exams do help us considerably — they sort of “clinch” the highlights of the semester’s learning for us: no doubt, you’ll actually enjoy taking some of your exams. Examinations begin on Wednesday, January 19, with two scheduled for each day through Tuesday, January 25. Students who finish early may go home, but everyone must be here for faculty-student con- tultation day on Wednesday. This day will be used not only for conferences among students and faculty, but also for re gistration for next semester’s classes. We will resume classes Thursday. The weekend will be an open one for all students, and the halls of F. M. C. will probably be fairly bare until Sunday afternoon. Freshmen, one down and seven to go, and seniors — seven down and one to go! The date for the Freshman- Sophmore dance has been set for February 19, and the vari ous committee chairmen have been selected. They are; General Chairman, Shirley Evans, Freshman; Rosa Moore. Sophomore, Decoration, Barbara Wingate, Freshman; Jean Jones, Sophomore. Invitation, Ann Ella, Freshman; Pat Lovett, Sopho more. Refreshments, Miriam Barrow, Freshman; Ann Lips comb, Sophomore. The theme selected by the two groups was “Mardi Gras”,, and the Decorations Committee has anounced tentative plans. The theme song will be “The Mardi Gras Song” or the “Song P'rom Moulin Rouge”. On to New Orleans The rotunda will feature a sidewalk cafe where the weary dancers can rest their tired feet. To the right of this cafe will be a refreshment booth v\'here punch, open-faced sand- v.'iches, nuts, cookies and other Mardi Gras danties will be served from nine until twelve. If one looks up, he will see a huge cage filed with various colored ballons and anchored to hundreds of multi-colored streamers. And Now To Canal Street The shop windows (dining hall windows, of course!) will be boarded up to prevent any damage from the merry mak ers. Various masks (for this is the time for masquerading) will be seen along the street as well as masses of ballons and confetti. The light posts are to be adorned with many life-siized clowns, and paper streamers will stretch from post to post. The honored guests will be seated in a cozy cafe where they can watch the gay pro ceedings or participate in them if they so desire. The music will float through the night from a band seated in balcony just above the street. The sky will be filled with hundreds of glittering stars and the full moon will shed its light directly on the throne. At intermission the King and Queen, of the dance, will be crowned and the court will pay them due homage. As the clock strikes twelve, the ballons will fall and the revellers will go home until “next year”. Plans are being made for Spiritual Enrichment Week. The theme for the week will be THE GLORY OF GOD — THROUGH ME? Dr. Albert Edwards from Harrisburg, Va. will speak at chapel, vespers, and discussion groups. Spiritual En richment Week will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, : a.nd Thursday February 8, 9, 10. The communion service will be held on Thursday at vespers. Date Set For Junior-Senior Dance The Junior and Senior Class es are making plans for their annual Spring dance. The date selected for the dance is March 12, 1955. Although this pre cedes the actual beginning of Spring the Flora Macdonald gardens will, no doubt, be in bloom. Chairmen of the sev eral committes have not been elected yet. The theme will also be decided later. Players Choose “Crack-Up” The Highland Players met January 11 at 5:56 in the left front parlor. They have select ed a 3-act play which they will give after exams. The title of this drama is CSrack-up by Arthur Tearve. Play books have already been ordered and should be here when exams are over. Tryouts will be given then and they are open to the entire student body. Budapes! Quartet To Present Concert +_ ^ On Friday evening, January' 28, 1955 at 8:15 the Budapest String Quartet will appear in concert here. The Budapest String Quartet is universally acknowledged to be the pre mier string ensemble of our time. It presents the race phenomenon of four individ ually superlative artists blend ing their personalities in the service of the most exalted form of musical expression, j The members, Joseph Roisman, Jac Gorodetzky, Boris Kroyt, and Mischa Schneider, are all rooted in the rich tradition of Europe. They have become a national American asset and in dispensable feature of our cul-1' tural life. While their greatest I „ , , ^ . ... achievement is the profound I ^ and vivid realization of the' f great classics, they have made | ^’fficul piece The perfect BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET the cultivation of contemporary ensemble for which the organi- music, including American famous balance, unity works of merit, a special con>f . thought and mterpretauve cern. During the past season insight, all were in evidence."' the Budapesters made another, Other have said of the perfor- of their annual coast-to-coast' ^^nce of tne Budapest String tours followed by a second sen-1 ‘ - Quite the finest; sationally successful tour of Ja- hl'‘eii- virtually has become pan. In 1954-1955 they are legendary; They represent a playing over eighty times in in perfection; An expen- Ihe United States, including ^nce long to remember and eighteen concerts in New York treasure. City alone, and giving their ^ inimitable all-Beethoven cycle in Jnnior MaSCOt the new auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. To Be Chosen The authenticity, stylistic, pun- ^ ty and tonal beauty of their playing is unchallenged in the' The Juniors are making plans world today. Recent press re- to elect their mascot immedi- views highly acclaims the Buda- ately after exams; it will be pest String Quartet. Howard a girl four years old. Barbara Taubman of the New York Cockerell, Eva Gary Davis, El- Times said, “Music of irresisti- mira Stanford, and Mary Ruth ble warmth irresistibly played." Matz have been appointed; to a L. Biancolli, reviewer for the ' committee to work on the plans Chicago Sun-Times, stated “The. for the selection of her.

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