North Carolina Newspapers

    A NEW
Vol. V
Meredith CoHege, Raleigh, N. C., JANUARY 15, 1926
No. 10
If Senator Borah had been privileged
to peep into Meredith’s halls in the
administration building last Saturday
night, even he would have agreed with
out argument that "all we want is so
ciability.” He (and we) would have
heartily echoed his recent campaign
slogan, “Give me dates or give me
"Forward the light brigade
Was there a man dismayed?
* • * « •
Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to go or lie.”
as into Meredith's doors trudged the
faithful (more or less) hundred. To
the unlucky girls, who wistfully
watched their room or suite mates de
part "to receive their callers” and sur
reptitiously courted the men from be
hind curtains, etc., there seemed to
be an infinite number of male-admirers
—who came primarily to admire the
architecture they said. But to the
girls who saw their friends for the
first time at Now Meredith tliere was
only one date at Meredith—of which
they were conscious.
It seemed irony of fate for one of
the necessary accoutrements ot (jiirlsi-
mas, viz.: the snow, to be delayed in
the holiday rush and arrive exactly
two weeks late, but It certainly seemed
cement-y of fate so to speak, and
downright liard, that some dates
should be compelled to sit on concrete
steps—without pillows. And after we
liad so graciously accepted Dr. Brew
er’s dictum that we could not have
callers until Saturday night, when the
parlors would be properly furnished,
and after we had so gracefully, though
regretfully, asked our clamoring friends
to defer their visits from Wednesday
until Saturday night, too! But such Is
life (said the poor fish who swallowed
a corkscrew for a worm).
We thought before we moved into
tlie country that our location would be
a sure test of our popularity, and
many of us were viewing the dismal
prospect with lengtliy faces, but after
beholding the blockade in the halls
Saturday night, even the most com
placent of us were somewhat discon
certed, and the more timid and retir
ing greatly encouraged.
The early birds got the seats and
tho late ones the cement. In place of
the parlors the luckiest ones man
aged to get tho more comfortable
chairs in the cozy nooks and corners.
The next in order of luck (or oppor
tunity) were able to iise the porch
chairs, and those who’d lost their rab
bit’s foot (or time) were obliged to
set in the rotunda. I take this oppor
tunity (being an opportunist myself)
to explain that tho rotunda is the
octagonal room surrounded by doors
on .three sides, flanked by conci-ete
bleachers, that may be discovered In
the center of the first floor of tho ad
ministration building. Tiiere! Take
notice, unltiated State, AVake Forest,
Carolina. Duke, and Davidson. This
not a hint, but an invitation.
{Continued on page four)
Editch. The Twin,
Meredith College,
Raleigh. N. C.
Dicau Siu:
In the period 1921-1923 the students
of many nations and particularly of
the United States contributed $400,000
tor tho relief of the students of Ger
many. Without this gift. It is likely
that the German universities in the
period of impoverishment Immediately
after the war would have been forced
to close.
I have come to this country as a
representative of the German student
body to give an accounting of the ex
penditure of that gift. The students
of Germany have asked me to say to
the students of the United States that
they have decided to consider the gift
as a loan. Payment of the loan will
be made in the form of annual student
contributions to the International Stu
dent Trust Fund, to be used to meet
emergencies In education in all parts
of the world.
As a measure of self-protection after
tlie war, the students of Germany had
organized a federation, representing
all the 00,000 undergraduates of the
48 universities. The financial aid
from other lands made it possible for
the iedtii'ULiuii Lu esuibllsli i.iii3 Gui'inan
Students Cooperative Association to
provide the ways and means whereby
a student with scanty financial re
sources could earn an education.
The main function of the German
Students Cobperative Association lias
therefore, been Its employment serv
ice. During the last four years it has
provided jobs for more than 100,000
students tor an average period of from
G to 12 months. These are not part
time jobs done on tlie side; they are
full tin>e jobs, undertaken during the
summer or at night, or during a year’s
Interval In the college career; they
include jobs in mines. In factories, In
manual labor of all kinds.
Now, that may not seem so unusual
to the American, accustomed to stu
dent employment. But It Is a very
extraordinary development in Ger
many. Under tho old traditions of
German student life, manual labor was
never even considered. Now most of
the students arp working to support
themselves for at least part of their
educational career.
But that Is only one Item in the work
of the German Stiidents Cooperative
Association. By means ot student
cafeterias and coaperatlve shops, it
has rcduced the cost of living for the
undergraduate nearly 50 per cent.
Each student is given a medical exam
ination, and a doctor’s supervision is
provided where necessary. 250 fellow
ships have been established, Mutual
Loan Societies grant annually to de
serving students loans amounting to
$475,000. The Association has made
it possible for 20,000 students every
year to secure an education, wlio other
wise would be denied it.
So you can see that an Important
development has grown out of that act
of generosity on the part of the stu
dents of the world. The Association
(.Continued on page four)
We begin to feel our importance as
never before since we have come into
possession of six beautiful permanent
buildings and three temporary class
room buildings in the midst of a spa
cious campus covered with tail oak
trees. From the Raleigh-Durham high
way which skirts the campus the lofty
dome of the Administration Building
may be seen. The portico In front of
this building has Corinthian cohmms
of a modified Renaissance style, com
bining grace and grandeur with an air
of distinction. A long flight of steps
leads up to this portico and the second
floor entrance. On entering the build
ing the visitor beholds a magnificent
rotunda which has columns arranged
In pairs, giving a view of the interior.
On this same floor are the library and
reading room. The society halls oc
cupy the third floor, while the first
floor is given over to the-olllces of the
President, Secretary, Bursar, and the
Post Office, beside the parlors. The
rotunda construction is carried out
on all three floors under the dome.
The dining halls and kitchens are
in a building on the side of the ciuard-
rangle opposite the Aumunsnuiioii
Building. The dining hall is large
enough to allow for the growth that
Is expected of Meredith in the near
future as a result of the acquisition of
her new property. Although it Is
separate from the nelghboriiig dormi
tories a covered passageway connects
it with the first floors of these.
The dormitories, for lack of better
names, are at present called A, B, C.
and D, Dormitory A seems to have
been the most popular, since it con
tains llfty-one Seniors, and they had
first choice of the rooms. It is the
first building to the right of the Ad
ministration Building, Immediately
behind it Is Dormitory B, which con
tains the Inflrmary in addition to the
regular quota of girls. On the oppo
site side of the Quad are Dormitories
C and D. Only members of the faculty
are at present living in C. The offices
of the Deans of Women are located on
the llrst floor ot this building. D dor
mitory seems to have been especially
popular with the Sophomores. There
Is little difference between the dor
mitories, for they are all built exactly
alike. The preference arises, perhaps,
from Die locations and tho view. From
the eastern rooms on the upper floors
the whole city of Raleigh can be seen;
the Fair Grounds and the campus of
State College are very much In evi
The adjoining dormitories are con
nected at each floor by passage ways,
and there are passages from dor
mitories A and C to the Administra
tion Building. These have proved
very useful during tho past week on
account of the snow. rain, and mud.
The auditorium Is a spacious tem
porary building which adjoins Dor
mitory A on one sido and the Science
Building on the other. In the audi
torium Is a stage large enough for the
(Continued on page fotir)
“Student Friendship”—a term with
or without meaning.
“The scholar must always be of an in
ternational mind. . . . The world
is expecting broader visions from its
young men than is the heritage of the
past. Upon the student body of all
lands falls the dlflicult and perilous
responsibility of leadership in a new
and better day.” So reads the opening
paragraph from a message of the stu
dents of Germany. It is most slgnifl-
cant that the people, who such a short
while ago, were considered deadly
enomles, are now reaching out to us in
the name of friendship. The purpose
of the first Y. W. C. A. vesper service
in the rotunda of the new library at
Meredith, was to tell something of the
meaning of the term “World Friend
ship and the purpose of the Student
Friendship Fund.”
This Fund is a chest for Interna
tional Friendship and through it we
help students iii other countries and
foreign students In America. Surely
such a program is stronger than
treaties, and certainly we shotlld live
Christ internationally as well as in-
01 viaiiaiiy. v't:, us Aiiiui icait.siludento
have been accused of taking the least
participation in national and Interna
tional affairs, but there is all evidence
that we are changing this, The study
of the World Court was the first step
of the C. C. A. in the field of World
“Five years ago the World Student
Christian Federation challenged the
students of the world to “come over
Into Europe" and help in tlie greatest
emergency which had ever befallen
university students—certainly within
the last century. The Americans re
sponded with their Student Friend
ship Fund.” Naturally this helped
tliem to forget their bitterness and
hatred and certainly fostered a spirit
of good-will. The students of today
will lead tho nations tomorrow. How
far reaching this Student Friendship
will be is not known, but certainly it
is one way in which we can help to
bring peace among nations.
The three main channels of Inter
national service outreach are The
World Student Christian Federation,
Tho International Student Service and
Friendly Relu.tlons to Foreign Stu
dents in America, The Student Friend
ship Fund gives us the privilege to
contribute to these,
Tlie ciuestlon is; If emergency relief
is over, why continuo the Friendship
Fund? This conception is quite nat
ural because in recent years the em
phasis has been upon the relief work,
but ever since 1922 and 1923 it has
been more than a relief fund. This
year one-Ilfth of the money raised will
be for natural relief of foreign stu
dents, one-flfth for student self-help
enterprises, one-fifth for tho “Inter
national Exchange” of ideas, aspira
tions and present realities. Two fifths
releases personality for service and
(Continued on page four)
The best part of Xmas was saved
to celebrate our arrival at New Mer
edith- Jack Frost, playing Santa
Claus, decided to begin his fun some
time during study hour on Thursday
night. The Old Man was discovered
however before he had accomplished
his mission, for the halls were soon
echoelng with excited cries: “Say, It's
snow'in'!” You don’t say!” “Well. I'll de
clare if it ain’t! There goes one, see?”
War dances followed, accompanied by
high pitched squeals of glee, excite
ment ran high, and noses grew cold
from many hours pressing against
window panes. We tucked ourselves
in at last, hoping that the new day
would bring us at least enough flakes
for a saucer of cream and a few snow
balls a piece.
It did! Friday dawned cold, gray
and white; with it came a medley of
“Oh’s!” “Ah’s!” and “Did you ever's?”
Friday was spent in scrunching,
sliding, slopping, slipping, and falling.
It was on that day that many of us
mastered the art of falling gracefully
and then rising 'cheerfully, with a
“That-wassome-fun expression.
Those who missed their lessons In
graceful falling on Friday were re-
.warded..tli^^ next day with an extra
hard “kaboomp," since Jack Frost, not
satisfied with his first job, had added
an extra inch of skidding material.
Those who were unable to fall grace
fully sought similar recreation in
coasting down the hills; on pillows if
available, if not chairs, boxes, or even
disb pans were used.
“E’very dog has his day.” but the
snow had three and now our only con
solation is in what the next few whiter
months will bring to us. Hurrah for
Jack Frost!
SEMons IN I’lncNcn
On December 17, 1925. the Teacher
Training Class of the French Depart
ment gave a delightful French play
for tho other classes ot the department
in the Phi Hall of Old Meredith.
Tho title of this play was L'Anglais
Tcl QIC’ on Lc Parle, a well-known
comedy by tho distinguished M. Tris
tan Bernard. This is probably the
most celebrated and cortainly one of the
most laughable of the many comedies
by this* author. It lends itself very
favorably also to presentation by
French clubs. On this occasion it was
well acted and delighted the audience.
The scene is laid in a Paris Hotel, and
tho loading part, that of Eng&nc, the
interpreter in tho hotel, was taken by
Clarissa Poteat. Her interpretation
of the Frenchman, who did not know
a word of English was extremely com
ical and brought forth great applause
from the audlcnce. The part of Betty,
the English girl who had run away
with a young Frenchman, was taken
by Kllzabcth Purnell who showed a
(Conlinucd on page four)

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