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RED SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 7, 1955
FMC Hits Record Enrollment
Flora Macdonald College open-1
ed with a registration larger than ,
it has had during the six years
of the present administration, 1
and one of the largest in the!
history of the college. Flora Mac-1
donald has this year the combin
ation of quanity and quality. Dr.
Woodson says, “We have 3151
students enrolled at the present
time. This is not only the best
enrollment we’ve had but we |
have a superior group.” |
Professors and staff members, j
who had heretofore occupied
dormitory rooms have moved out
of the college in order to pro
vide extra room. Dr. and Mrs.
Woodson have given up the up
per floor of their home to pro
vide rooms for professors.
A larger number of coeds than
have ever registered at Flora
Macdonald make up a part of the
40 or 50 day students. The stu
dent body including girls from
Virginia, Alabama, Georgia,
Florida and North and South
Carolina. Four foreign countries,
Iran, Brazil, Korea and Canada,
In preparation for the new
year, the general over-all im
provement program of the sum
mer has resulted in quite a num
ber of improvements. The reno
vation and redecoration of all
halls has been completed. Among
other improvements, the audi
torium has been completely re
decorated as has the conserva
Irene Jordan, Soprano, Performs
Eight seniors of Flora Macdon- j
Eld have toegun student teaching
in the Red Springs public
schools. Represented are the
PJnglish math, music and Bible j
Gladys McCain is teaching
math and will be joined soon by
Anita Gray Williamson. Emo-
jeane Womeldorf and June Jar-
rett are instructing a volunteer
course of Bible.
Under the supervision of Caro
lina Robinson, the eleventh grad
ers are studying English. Music
teachers include Peggy Waldo,
Joyce Thigpen, Mary Archie
Brown and Sallie Ann Munroe.
To begin teaching October 13 is
Frances Shaw. She will instruct
a geography class.
When asked how she liked stu
dent teaching, Carolyn Robinson
replied with enthusiasm, “It’s
really wonderful and I love it!
It is also very educational
Dance Honors Colleges
Featuring a collegiate theme,
the Student Council dance will
take place October 22. Theme
song chosen for the occasion is
“Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.’’
Carolyn Johnson acts r.s gene
ral chairman of the dance. Under
her are Shirley Evans, decora
tions; Rosalyn Gibson, invita
tions; and Mary Stuckey, refresh
Decorations will include pen
nants, monograms, a backdrop of
college queens, and football sou-
BY FRANCES MORTON
Because of a pinch on the
arm of a very young girl,
America has a very outstand
ing titian-haired soprano, Irene
Jordan. Miss Jordan sang
in the college auditorium, on
Tuesday, October 4, at 8:15 p.m.
Miss Jordan, famous for her
mastery of tooth” dramatic so
prano and colorature reper
toire”, has been compared to
the best known Euroepan sing
ers. She is one of ten children,
Stalvey Fills Job
Joy Stalvey fills the position
of new president of the Sopho
more class. She was elected in
a meeting September 22. 1955.
j When asked how she felt about
‘ the outcome of the election, Joy
said, “I feel mighty honored.”
Joy was an active member of
I her local Church and High
School activities and clubs. She
I served as president of her lo-
!cal Senior High Fellowship.
Here at Flora Macdonald she is
president of the Classical Club.
Serving as President of the
Sophomore Class, makes her eli
gible for membership on the
Student council. Serving in this
capacity, she will be the council
i member on Vardell III.
Marian Stuckey, the former
class president, is now Mrs.
Jackie Marsh. Mr. and Mrs.
Marsh are living in Clemson,
South Carolina. Jackie is a
freshman at Clemson College
and Marian is working.
Other Sophomore Class offi
cers are Carolyn Newcomer,
vice-president; Shirley Evans,
secretary; and Jean Stuart West,
all musically inclined, from a
Birmingham, Alabama family.
Coming from a musical family,
it seems only likely that she
was musically inclined herself,
“At the young age of 3V2, when
most little girls are .just begin-
nig to enjoy playing house, dolls,
and paper dolls, Irene began
taking piano lessons. Although
really more interested in voice,
while in college Irene majored
in both piano and voice. She
has always been a strong belie
ver that the piano helped her
in her voice training. Shortly
after her audition in 1946, she
signed a contract to sing in
“Lakme,’’ “Boris Godunov’, and
‘ Cavalleria Rusticava.”
Miss Jordan has been featured
on her own NBC program,
“Songs by Irene,’ as soloist.
She won recognition by the Me
tropolitan Opera shortly after
her audition. She gives her hus
band credit for her success.
Among numtoer performed by
Miss Jordan were those by
Strauss, Wolf, Liszt, Verdi, Rav
el, and modern composers.
Accompanying her on the pia
no was Edwin McArthur fomed
Freshmen Produce Talent Show
Including Varied Activities
“Freshmen on Parade,” talent
show produced and directed by
members of the Freshman class
will be presented Saturday even
ing, October 15, in the FMC audi
torium Admission of ten cents
'.vill be charged.
Under the supervision of Bec-
'y Browning and Marilyn Lay-
on, the program will include var-
A A Sponsors Dance
Ice Capades Feature
Peter Pan In Raleigh
“Peter Pan’ and the magic won
der of “Never-Never Land’ will
be the theme for the Ice Capades
of 1955, which are to be present
ed at the N. C. State Coliseum in
Raleigh during the week of Octo
ber 31 - November 5.
Lucy Richardson, chairman of
the group attending from FMC,
has announced that approximate
ly sixty people have expressed a
desire to go. Tentative plans are
to leave Red Springs at noon on
November 5th by bus in order to
attend the matinee performance
and return late in the afternoon.
All those wishing to attend are
asked to give Lucy Richardson
S2.50 by 10:30 tonight so that the
tickets may be ordered.
Square dancing was sponsored
last Saturday night at 8 o’clock
by the FMC Athletic Association.
The Association hopes to contin
ue this activity on various Satur
day nights throughout the year.
Pat Farmer, senior from West
End, was chairman of the dance.
Those serving on her committee
were Mary Ruth Matze, Joyce,
Ivey, and Anita Williamson.
Gay Mothershed and Sallie
Ann Munroe presided over the
refreshment table which was de
corated with a red, checkered
cloth. Punch was served from a
bucket with dipper.
W. Roy Robinson, father of
Carolyn Robinson, from Gastonia
was square dance caller. Spon
sors of the dance were Miss Eth
el Bateman, Dr. and Mrs. M. S.
Woodson, and Mrs. P. P. McCain
Decorated with streamers of
autumn-colored crepe paper, the
dining room had a backdrop of
an autumn scene silhouetted on
dark tolue. Arrangements for
blind dates were made with P. J.
C. and the 319th F. A. Battery of
82nd Air Borne of Fort Bragg.
ious types of talent from the class.
Mistress of ceremonies for the
evenings’ entertainment will be
In charge of business is Dee
Jordan. Dramatics is under Phyl-
'is Barnette. Dancing is to be di
rected by Manette Layton and
singing is to be supervised by
Frances Morton will be in
charge of impersonations while
recitation will come under Mary
Sims’ supedvision. Skits will be
directed by Anna Partian. The
theme is to be co-ordinated by
With the help of the “Big
Sisters,’’ the Junior class, the
freshmen hope to further ac
quaint members of upper classes
with their class. Boys from PJC
ihave also been invited.
Annual Staff Begins
I Work is underway on the 1956
“White Heather,” with staff
members selling ads and “Scrib
blers” on the lookout for distin-
^guishing characteristics of the
The photographer from Colon-
na Studios in New York will be
on the Flora Macdonald campus
October 17-22 to make individual
class portraits of the students.
The seniors’ portraits will be
$2.00, and the underclassmen’s
will be $1.50.
Two additions to the “White
Heather” staff have been made.
They are Rosalyn Gibson, fresh
man class editor, and Jean Staurt
West, snapshot editor.
Zeteslan, Epsilon (hi Societies Rush New Freshmen
By Gay Mothershed
Zetesian to the right and
Epsilon Chi to the left climaxed
the night of decision for all
new students and transfers ac
Flora Macdonald College. The
big choice came Friday. Sep
tember 23, preceeded by two
weeks of parties and rushings
by each society
The days were filled with the
constant chatter of coming to
college, meeting new friends,
recognizing and greeting old
friends, and the sounds of
‘ Friendship our motto . .
“From the sunny shores of
‘Frisco . . .”, and all the old stu
dents loudly proclaiming that
Zetesian was the society and that
Epsilon Chi couldn’t be beaten.
The nights were filled v/ith pa
jama parties given by the Stu
dent Council, the “Big Sisters”
from the Junior Class, the Chris
tian Association, and both of the
Juniors Entretain with Skit
a radio program skit about an
FMC girl entitled “This is your
life.” Each “Big Sister” then in
troduced her little sisters for
Zetesian Society feted the new
I students with a wiener roast at
Waldo’s Beach. At that time
swimming, dancing, and games
were enjoyed by all.
“Madame Fortuna’’ Party Given
“Madame Fortuna” was the
title given the Epsilon Chi af
fair held in the gym on Thurs
day night. Fortunes were told,
palms were read, and the in
triguing story of a gypsy who
I found her life’s fulfillment in
the Epsilon Chi Society was ac
companied by music and dances
from foreign countries.
Both societies combined to
present a minstrel show with the
Iheme of a Country Negro Re-
Master of Ceremonies was :..
vival on Saturday night. Master
of Ceremonies was Betty Jo-
Hatcher and various members
took active roles in the program.
Thus the weeks wer? spent
and finally the decision was
made. Certainly you have no re
grets and your choice is the best
whether you went to the left or
to the right.