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Volume XI
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MAY 28, 1932
Number 11
Rev. Forest Feezor to Conduct
Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday
The Preeminence of Christ
to be Subject of Morn
ing Message
Rev. Forest C. Feezor, pastor
of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church of this city, will preach
the baccalaureate and missionary
sermons to the Meredith gradu
ates, Sunday, May 29. The topic
of the morning sermon will be
“The Preeminence of Christ,”
with the text from Colossians 1:8,
^‘That in all things Christ might
have the preeminence.” That of
the evening will be; “Can Wc
Still Believe in World Missions?”
Mr. Feezor is a native of
North Carolina, being born in
Davidson County and reared in
Lexington. He was graduated
from Wake Forest College in
1920, after having received many
of the highest honors of the
school. He was one of Wake
Forest’s most distinguished de
baters and orators, representing
the college on anniversaries and
commencement occasions, and en
gaging in a number of intercol
legiate debates throughout the
South. He was a leader of the
ministerial students of the col
lege. He starred in athletics,
being one of their leading foot
ball players and captain of the
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Class Day to Feature
Monday Program
The annual. class-day exor
cises of the Senior class will be
Iield on Monday afternoon, May
30, at 5 o’clock. The friends
and I'eltttives of the members of
the graduating class will assem
ble in the grove, where the ex
ercises will take place. The Soph
omore class will carry the daisy-
chain, singing the traditional
class'day song of the even classes
and the Seniors will inarch do^vn
to their places.
TJie pi’Ogram w'ill consist of
songs by the Sophomore class,
the class of ’30, and the Senior
class; the reading of the class
history, poem, and prophccy,
and the presentation of the gift
to tlie collcgc from tlie Senior
class. Annette Donovant, presi
dent of the incoming Senior class,
will receive the cap and gown
from the Senior president, Ed-
wina Martin, and also tlie tradi
tional shepherd's crook, which
will this year still be wearing the
Senior colors.
As a conclusion to the pro
gram the Seniors will march back
through the daisy-chain aisle,
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Sunday Speaker
Rkv. Forest C. Feezor
Elizabeth Byrd Gives
Last Recital of Year
Elizabeth Sue Byrd, of Ham
let, pupil of Miss Rebeka Mac
Crawford, wius heard, Fi-iday
evening, !May 6, in her gradu
ating rccital in piano.
An appreciative audience fol
lowed Elizabeth through a varied
progi-am which she rendered witli
fine technique and charm.
Of her first group, “The
Gigue” from the Fifth French
Suite by Bach, and the “Pas
torale Variee,” by Mozart, were
received with enthusiasm. Both
composers require a cleai'ness of
touch and a delicacy of feeling
wliich Elizabeth met creditably.
The rendition of Concertstiiko,
op. 79, by Weber, showed
strengtli and clearness of tech
nical skill. In the third group,
the Etude, op. 23, No. 7, by
Chopin, was interesting and
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Dr. Poteat Lecturer of
Kappa Nu Sigma Society
“The kingdom of education is
as adventurous as mountain
climbing,” said Dr. W. L. Po
tent, President Emeritus of
Wake Forest College, Monday
evening, May 19, in the annual
address sponsored by the Kappa
Nu Sigma Honor Society. Lil
lian Aldridge, president of the
society, presented the speaker.
Dr. Poteat gave as his sub
ject, “Scholarship Horizons.”
In the course of his lecture he
said, “No horizon, spiritual or
mental, is extensive unless it in
cludes God.” He stressed the
fact that many, during the four
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MEDALS PRESENTED
SATURDAY NIGHT
The annual Society Night,
which was lield tonight in the
Meredith College Auditorium,
proved to be one of tlie moat im
pressive services ever held at
Meredith. The auditorium was
decorated in the two society col
ors—gold and white, and purple
and white.
The program "was started with
the processional of the members
of the Astrotekon Literary So
ciety singing the society song,
and the Philaretian Literary So
ciety members followed the Asfcros
singing their song. Gaynelle
Hinton, president of the Astro-
tekton Literary Society, gave the
opening welcome address, giving
a special welcome to the alumnae
and the vi.silors. T.ottie Bell
Myers, president of the Philare
tian Literary Society, introduced
the speaker of the evening. Dr.
C. M. Green, pastor of the Watts
Baptist Church in Durham,
after which Dr. Green gave a
very interesting address.
Dr. James B. Wright, a local
phj^sician of Raleigh, presented
the Astrotckton essay medal to
Mary Henley, and Mrs. C. 0.
Abernetliy of Ralingh awarded
Elva Burgess with tlie Philare-
tian Literary Society essay
medal.
Velma Webb presented the
Sopliomore class M'ith the ath
letic trophy. This is the second
successive year the class has had
the trophy, liaving won it their
freshman year.
The girls winning recognition
for independent reading M’ere
announced by Dr. Julia Harris,
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LR. C.ENTERT^NS
NEW MEMBERS
The International Relations
Club of Meredith College enter
tained at a tea in honor of the
newly elected members Thursday
aftei'noon. May 27, at 4;45
o’clock, in the Senior parlor.
Antoinette Cliarles, president
of the club for tliis year, was at
tlie head of the receiving line.
With lier were IMiss’ Nettie
Herndon, adviser of the club,
and the officers for next year,
Martha Catlebury, Mae Camp
bell, and Margaret Olmstead,
and Harriet Mardrc, vice presi
dent of this year.
The ncAv members of the club
who ^vere selected on the basis
of scholarship and interest in in
ternational affairs were: Martha
Salisbury, Lula Belle Highsmith,
Jean Simpson, Eliza Briggs,
Emily Miller, Sara Elizabeth
Vernon, Evelyn Barber, Erma
Fisher, Virginia Farris, and
Charlotte Gammage.
Commencement Address Again
To Be Made By Dr. B. C. Clausen
Commencement Speaker
Dr. B. C. Clausen
Shakespeare Play Is
Presented by Seniors
One of the most popular of
Shakespeare’s comedies, “Much
Ado About Nothing,” was pre
sented by the Senior class Fri
day niglit, May 27, at 8 o’clock.
The play, under the direction of
Dr. Horton, was presented in a
truly Shakespearean manner.
The costumes, as well as the scen
ery and dialogue, carried the
spirit of tiic age.
The chief actors of the story
w'orc Hero, played by Margaret
Peacock, and Claudio, played by
Lina Lee Spence. Beatrice Vo
gel and Lottie Bello Myers were
especially good as Bcati'ice and
Bencdick in the war of wit Avhich
was carried on between them.
Ethel Swanson, as Don John,
portrayed well the character of
the villain. Prue Choate as the
stupid Dogberry opposite Sarah
Elizabeth Jenkins as Verages
proved a most humorous couple.
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Head of Music Depart
ment to Study in Austria
I. L. llattin, head of the >[usic
Department of Mereditli College
will leave on the Majcstic June 3
for Salzburg, Austria where he
will study choral music until
August 3.
Mr. B»ittin will stop in Paris
for a day to visit Cliarles Marie
Wider, oiganist and composer.
While in Sal/burg Mr. Battin
will study under Bernard Paum-
gartner, Clems Krauss, and
Bruno Walter.
Mrs. Battin, and the children,
Billie and I. L. Jr., will also make
the trip. Billie Avill not have any
trouble making friends as he al
ready knows Gorman.
Syracuse Minister to Re
turn to Meredith
Campus
Returning for the fourth time
since 1927, Dr. Bernard Chan
cellor Clausen of Syracuse, New
York, will again address Mere
dith’s graduating class. He made
the first addi*ess in 1927 on the
“Art of Anger”; in 1930 he re
turned, using three popular
songs as the “texts” for his talk.
Last year he told tho Seniors
“How to Get What You Want.”
This year will make his third sue-
cessive appearance, and he
warned every one last year that
according to the “tenure of of
fice” custom in the North his
third successive appearance
would give tlie college a claim on
him as long as it wished.
Dr. Clausen is i>astor of tho
First Baptist Church in Syra
cuse and has been since July,
1920. Ho offers his resignation
every year, presenting a com
plete report of the past year and
a complete program of objectives
for the next.
Di'. Clausen, avIio was born in
Hoboken in 1892, is a graduate
of Colgate Univei’sity, wliere lie
received his A.B. in 1915 and
his M.A. in 1916; of Union
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Annual Commencement
Concert Given Monday
The annual connnencement
concert will be given Monday
e%'ening at 8:30 in the audito
rium. The concert, which fea
tures students from the different
branches of tho music depart
ment, is one of the “lifgii lights”
of the commenccjnent exercises,
and is always cnjoj'cd greatly by
tliose who hear it. This year
tlie program promises to be one
of unusual variety and beauty,
consisting of two piano numbers,
piano, voice, violin aiul organ
solos, selections by the entire glee
club and a trio from tlio glee
club. The following program
will be presented:
T\vo pianos, Polichinclle,
Rachmaninoff, Gaynelle Hinton,
Christine Johnson.
Voice, Ave Maria, Luzzi, Jo
sephine Arnette.
Organ, In Siunmer, Stcbbins,
Ruth Winslow.
Piano, Moonlight, Debussy,
Mary Lee.
Trio, Highland Love, For
syth; Down in tho Glen, War
ren; Josephine Arnette, Hazel
Martin, Jlary Lucile Broughton.
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