Published Weekly by Students of Meredith College^ Raleigh^ N. C.» May 10, 1929
GROVEIS BEAUTIFUL F
SETTING FOR MAY
MISS SARAH COOK MAKES
SKIUUS OF COSTUME DANCES
TKESENTEII ni' THK DlFFEllEX'f
At about suiiaet on Wednesday after
noon, May 8, the grovo of oak treea
on the Meietlith campua seemed to be
a bit of fairy land. It was a fit setting
for the May Day exercises.
The spectators became silent as thu
colorful May Day procession wound
in and out through the trees, heralded
by Misses Janie Burns and Pauline
Newton. The two lines of the proces
sion separated as it passed through a
picturesque archway to form a large
circle before the throne and in front of
the May Poie.
Tiie flower girls led the procession,
followed by the May Pole dancers, all
clad in gayly-colored frocks. Then
came the Queen's attendants, who were
Josephine Lylea and Eleanor Tyson of
the Frqghman Class, Mary Barber and
Irene Thomas ot tlie Sopnoinore Class,
Margaret Craig and Margaret Trut-
nian of the Junior Class, and Francos
Barnhill and Hesta Kitchin of the
Senior Class. The crown l)carev was
Eleanor Lamm, who was dressed in
white, with a touch of crimson, The
Larties-ln-Waiting preceded the May
Mias Sarah Cooko, of Wallace, N. C.,
made a very beautiful and charming
May Queon. She wore a lovely dress
and was seated on iicr throne which
was a great tulip blossom. The two
Senior attendants porfonned the cere
mony of crowning the May Queen.
A series of dances followed the coro
nation. The Freshmen gave two
Danish dances. In costume, “The Shoe-
uialter" and “The Ace of Diamonds.”
A solo dance, "The Highland Fling,"
was given by Miss Margaret Plemmlug.
The Irish Lilt an Irish Reel, danced by
sixteen Sophomores dressed as Irish
maids In vivid green frocks with frilly
white aprons, kerchiefs and caps, was
followed by a Jumping Jack dance, by
the Freshmen in very amusing cos
tumes. The Juniors did an Alumnae
Throe Step, followed by a folk dance,
the Portland Fancy, by the Sopho
mores, dressed in overalls or quaint
gingham dresses. The Bascastle
Schottl&che was danced by the Fresh
men, followed by L'Zoronto, a Spanish
dancc, which was presented by the
Juniors. Misses Annetto Bonoy and
Edith Rowo Grady gave a couple dance,
the Dance of the Brownies. The Flower
Ensemble was composed of a Tulip,
Nelilo May Baker; a Rose, Sara Whit'
ley; Wisteria. Mae Williams; a Blade
eyed Susan, Edna Brooks; u Poppy,
Sarah. Ifilizabeth Jenkins; a Violet,
Christine Sledge; a Pansy, Lena
Stevens; and a Tiger LJIy, Dorothy
Lindsey. All of the costumes wore
very lovely. The May Pole Dance,
by the Freshmen concluded the pro*
JUNIORS FIND MAY
BASKETS ON DOORS
TO INVITE THEM
Up until the wee hours of the night
before May Day the Freshmen were
gathering and arranging flowers In
little green baskets. "Then came the
dawn” and some time after that (at
the last breakfast bell) the unsuspect
ing Juniors sauntered or ran, out to
ward the postoffice. The doors opened
to reveal, hanging on the door-knobs,
flowers in May Day baskets with the
figures ‘30 and ’32 on the sides of the
baskets. In them were little verses
"May Day Greetings
Class of '3l,
Your little sisters
Think you’re it.”
So come to the grove
From five to six,
And we'll even things
Up a bit."
Of course the weather man read our
order wrong aud sent rain. But what
man can get the beat of us? At five
o’clock we climbed the atalrs to the
Astro Hall, which was beautifully deco
rated with the Junior colors, Green
aud White, and the Freshman colors,
Lavender and Gold. Tho Little Sisters
wore bows of their class colors, while
tho members of the class of ’30 were
presented with Lavender and White
sweet peas and fern shoulder bouquets
tied with gold ribbon. Cakes, green
(.CO}itinucl on j)aoe three)
MARY AYSCUE '11
SPEAKS AT VESPER
of Twig Staff
END WITH FEAST
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For the second time this Spring, the
Vesper Sorvlce was held In the Blue
Parlor on Inst Sunday. Charlotte Ted
der, the Vice President of the Y. W. A,,
had charge of the program. After tha
group sang softly "Now the Day Is
Over” and "Just As I Am," she led
the devotional, a lesson on Service.
The value of unselfish Christian service
to your fellow man was stressed. The
talk was followed by a violin solo by
The came the special treat for the
evening the talk by Mary Ayscue of
the class of '27. In a very interesting
way the Houso Beautiful the home of
the Training School at Louisville, Ky.
was described fi-om the coolc to the
president. The girls dispersed with u
vivid picture of the House Beautiful
and some of them had hopes of perhaps
two years of study at such a delightful
Last Tuesday evening the new mem
bers of The Twig Staff met outside
the publication office; each having been
summoned bccause It was "Initiation
night." From within came stifled
giggles and very realistic—Indeed, too
realistic gi-oans. The new members
with fear pulling at their hearts, en
tered the office and, judging from the
amount of laughter, they must have
furnished much amusement for the
older members of the staff.
After all had been duly "taken in’'
a feast, consisting of peanuts, sand
wiches, cookies, coca-cola, and other
goodies Avas spread, and every one left
with a feeling that Tiik Twio was a
College paper after her own heart.
B. S. U. Council
and State T
INSPIRING MOTTO FOR
BOTH SOCIAL AND
lu j?.i( TivK riiotiitiVai bexdeuei)
BY (U ESTS FUOM BOTH UJilOSS
FOR MARCH AND
101—Marian Flske, Lillian Wheeler,
102—Glennie Paul, Sarah Cooke.
105—Marguerite Mason, Lois
lOG—Sarah Cummings, Mary Lee
109—Lula McGongan, Elizabeth
201—Frances Lovelncoj Lurliiie Bass.
202—Margaret Jones, Mattie Lee
203—Tilly Perry, Miriam Courtney.
204—Eleanor Covington, Frances
211—L^’iia Nolen, Cordelia Johnson.
212—Gladys Elliott, Hallle Mae Rol
213—Anno Simms, Kathleen Durham.
21C—Bruce Gore, Sarah Cullom.
222—Marguerite Freeman, Mary Leo
223—Pauline Kitcliln, Mai'garet Trot-
224—Margaret Craig, Mabel Bagby,
-Pauline .Tuttle, Myrtle Barrow.
-Beatrice Cox, Nell Barker.
-Nancy Lewis, Rosa Lee Long.
-Nan Moore, Agasta Haywood.
-Edith Rowe Grady, Eleanor
-Mary Louise Edwards, Nathalia
-Ruth Albritton. Mabel Albrit-
-Mabel Beoker, Ida Kathryn Al-
—Mary Morgan, Mae Harrell.
On Saturday night. May 4, the old
and new B. S. U. Council members
went to State College to be present at
a banquet and joint meet of the B. S. U.
Councils of Meredith and the “Y"
Cabinet of State. Since the work of
each organization la similar this was
a very profitable and pleasant meeting.
The key note of the meet was “In
all things seek ye first the kingdom
of God while it may be found.” This
assembly proved that such a motto
could be carried out successfully In
social life as well as in religious work.
During the course of the banquet an
attractive program was rendered. It
was as follows:
1. Arrangement (The Finding of
Places at the Table).
2. Grace—"Dad" Dunham.
3. Welcome—"Buck” Buchanan.
4. Iteapouiie—’'Murgie” (Marguei ile
5. Purpose of B. S. U.—“Rufus"
C. Who’s Who in 13. S. IT. (Introduc
tion of B. S. U. Personnel).
7. Purpose of "Y"—"Joe"—(Joe
8. Who's Who in the “Y” (Introduc
tion of Personnel of "Y’'),
(C'onniiHcd 0)1 paoe ilxvcc]
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PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC
CLASS GIVES VOCAL
PROGRAM AT CHAPEL
MISS OWSLEY DIRECTS
EXE«('I.SES (JKKAl’liY E>JOYE])
Chapel exercises Inst Wednesday
were a delightful surprise for the stu
dent boiiy when Miss Louise Owsley
presented one of her Sopliomore classes
in Public School Music in a number
of vocal selections. How well the
splendid training aud talent of the
class were recognized was shown in
the enthusiastic reception which was
given their program consisting of the
iUn/den Spi?i Fischer
})ow7i hi the Valley
Kentucky Mountain Air
Indiau LuUaVy Sullivan
SjjiMHfH// Bono Jensen
Love Song Fosti
Following these selections Miss
Owsley /directed the entire atUjflent
body in a number of decidedly suc-
DAYS IN BERTIE
ADDRESS AT MARS HILL
HIGH SCHOOL AND
SPEAKS AT WINDSOR
Dr. Brewer was missed on the cam
pus several days last week, and upon
incjulry it was found that he spent
a goodly portion of his time, while
away from the college. In Bertie
On Friday night Dr. Brewer de
livered the address to the Senior class
at the closing exercises of Mars Hill
High School in Bertie County. This
school is under the management of Mr.
C. N. Stroud. Miss Hazel Stroud, one
of Meredith's graduates is a mamher o£
Again, on Sunday, Dr. Brewer was
the chief speaiter at Windsor, N. C.
At this time the Bertie Council of the
Junior Order of the United American
Mechanics, keeping up the tradition of
the order, present^'' to thp pchoo’ an
American Flag and a Bible. Dr.
Brewer spoke on "The General Princi
ples of the Order." after which Mr.
Gillam presented the Bible, and Mr.
John M. Gatlin, a former student of
Dr. Brewer when at Wake Forest Col
lege, presented the flag. Immediately
following the exercises held in the
house, those present asembled in front
of the building where the flag was
hoisted and '‘The Star Spangled Ban
ner" was sung.
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W PT F
VARIED RADIO PROGRAM
GIVEN BY MUSIC GIRLS
On Wednesday night, May S, the fol
lowing program was given by Mere
dith Btudcnts and broadcasted over
Plano—Prelude, E .Minor—Mendelssohn
Voice—The Little Shepherd’s Song—
Violin—Canzonetta (from concert in
Piano—Waltz, Op. 34, No. 1—Chopiu