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Volume XII
Number 1
J. M. Broughton Speaks on ** Wealth**
at Formal Opening of Meredith College
Informal Welcome Given*^
by Representatives of
City Churches
Disoussinj; the subject of
Wealtli, which he made synony
mous with happiness, J. M.
Bronghton made the principal
talk at tlie opening exercises for
the 35tli year at Meredith on
Thursday, September 8 at 8:00.
5Ir. Broiij^hton said tliat he had
chosen a purely imaginary sub
ject in order that he might not
be hampered by facts.
“Under any circinnstances it
would be an unusual subject to
discuss before a girls’ student
body. But I speak not in the
economic sense but in the true
meaning.” Wealth, according
to Webster is “the possession of
those things which promote
happiness. If taken in that
mean, wealth may worthily be
aspired to and achieved by all,
declared Mr. Broughton. There
are four essentials for the
achievement: first, a Avorthy
mission, which is the only means
to happiness. No one asks what
estate Edison left, for he had
fixed his mighty brain on a
career of haxjpiness, beauty, and
comfort for mankind. Secondly,
one must have the habit of
cultivation—not the cultivation
of liabit, but the habit of culti
vation, some worthwhile inter
est—flowers, good books, art, or
music. Through these one may
find peace and happiness under
any circumstances.
One must have sustained
enthusiasm, for the world is
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President’s Message
To the New Students of Meredith
I wish to join with others of
ozir college Community in xoel-
coming those of you who are on
our campus for the first time as
students. We have looked for-
xaard with genuine interest and
pleasure to your coming and now
rejoice in your arrival.
We xvelcome you to our college
life xoith its varied activities. In
the classroom-, in the gymnasium,
on the play ground, in the various
organizations, you zoill find next)
friends xoho are eager to malce life
happy for you and to see you
realize one ideal after another
during your stay here.
We welcome you, also, to op
portunities for service on our
campus. You can help others at
the same time you are receiving
help. You bring new life, nexa
strength, nexo ideas, nexc methods.
Inxoorldng together to harmonizS
all these xoith those xoe have en
joyed hitherto real progress is
Alma Mater xoill mean much to
you. She xoill give you her best.
You xoill mean much to Alma
Mater through your persistent
study and through your enthu
siastic and loving loyalty.
Trusting that the year xoill be
a good one for you for every rea
son, I am
Your friend,
Chas. E. Brexoer.
Great Style of Sherlock
is Imitated by the Seniors
With great out Slierlocking of
Shcrlock several seniors stealth
ily crejDt around tlic buildings
and campus of Meredith on the
Monday before Meredith opened.
Tiiey were entrusted with the
great responsibility of biding the
crook from the junior class.
They had arrived on the scene
Monday, expecting a fine chance
to search for hiding jjlaces. But
t!ic first sight they saw on arriv
ing was some half a dozen inno
cent juniors, who, nevertheless,
inspired fear and caution among
the seniors who suspected any
and everyone of being a Shcrlock
in disguise and even failed to
recognise each other at a distance.
The assumption of senior dignity
was postponed for a day while
the seniors plotted and dodged
juniors and assumed airs of in
nocence and having nothing at
all to do whenever juniors came
in sight. After much agitation
and false alarms a decision would
be made, only to be changed ten
minutes later. But there came
an end to all things, and juniors
or no juniors, the crook must
be hidden, and so, under the very
noses, so to speak, of the “dear
enemies,” the crook was placed in
—concealment for the year. And
now they wait with some trepe-
dation; of course the crook
couldn’t be hidden in a better
place—but that blooming junior
class can’t ever be counted on.^
Tliey specialize in the unex
pected, not that they don’t ex
pect confidently that they will
succeed where all others have
failed. Well, we wouldn’t be sur
prised at that, though never a
senior would there be who’d ad
mit it.
New Music Head
Leslie P. Spelman
Ex-Faculty Members
in New Positions
Of great interest to all the
members of the student body are
the changes in our faculty this
year. Five of tlie members of
the Academic Council of last
year are, for several reasons, not
returning to Meredith.
Professor Isaac L. Battin,
former head of the Music Depart
ment has been studying in Salz
burg, Austria, siiice the early
summer and will continue
through the coming j^ear.
Miss Hesta Kitchin, who
served as assistant dean and as
sistant professor in Latin last
year, has been replaced bj' Miss
Elva Hartness. Miss Kitchin is
teaching this year in the Salis
bury High School. Miss Hart-
ness, who is probably best known
as the sister of Lois Hartness of
the class of ’31, has already won
Iier way into the hearts of many
of the girls by her radiant per
Professor M. A. Huggins,
liead of the School of Education,
received quite an honor in being
appointed to succeed Dr. Charles
Maddrey as Secretary of the N.
C. State Baptist Convention. Mr.
Huggins has been replaced by
Professor Tyner, former dean of
Winthrop College.
Miss Florence Hoagland, as
sistant professor of psychology,
has been granted a year’s leave
of absence for additional study
at Cornell University, Ithaca,
N. Y. Miss Hoagland studied at
Cornell, this summer, and plans
to continue her work through
this year.
Miss Mabel Barkley, assistant
professor of biology has accepted
a position to teach in the Cen
tral High School, Washington,
D. C.
Miss Barkley left Wednesday
evening for Washington after be
ing entertained by the faculty in
Vann Hall.
New Members Placed on Meredith
Faculty for the Coming Session
New Girls Entertained
at Reception Saturday
Honoring the new students of
Meredith College the Student
Government and Baptist Stu
dent Union entertained in the
court at an informal reception
Saturday, September 10, at 8:00
The court was decorated with
lighted Japanese lanterns carry
ing out the idea of a Japanese
garden, The moon played a
great part in the lovely setting.
The guests were met at the
fountain by Mary Fi’ances
Snead, college marshal, who in
troduced them to the i*ecciving
line composed of Dr. and Mrs.
Charles E. Brewer, Mary C.
Shearin, president of Student
Government, and Melba Hunt,
president of the Baptist Student
Union with the officers of the two
organizations, who were: Frances
Harris, Mamie Chambers, Kath
erine Blaylock, Kate Allison, and
Emily Miller of the Baptist Stu
dent Union; and Louise Thomas
and Amorette Byrd of th6 Stu
dent Government.
A very entertaining program
was carried out with the aid of
Marguerite Warren, 1\'I a r y
Louise Smith, Jo Arnette, and
Eleanor Hunt who rendered mu
sical selections throughout the
The girls were served pea
nuts, ice cream, and cookies by
the various members of the Stu
dent Government and Baptist
Student Union.
Meredith Students
Offered Use of Pool
The Freshmen were enter
tained Saturday afternoon at a
swimming party, at pr. Carroll’s
swimming pool. Sincc Meredith
docs not have a pool here. Dr.
Carroll has promised to let the
students use her private pool on
Saturday afternoons.
The Athletic Association will
have charge of the pool, and as
many as thirty students can go
each Saturday. This is the be
ginning of a sei’ics of swims,
sponsored by the Athletic Asso
ciation, which will go on through
the few remaining warm days of
this fall and which will start
again next spx’ing.
Changes Made in Depart
ment Heads, Dean
and Nurse
Two department heads, the
assistant dean, and the nurse com
pose the list of new faculty mem
bers for the session just begun.
Leslie P. Spelman, M.A.,
Mus.B., A.A.G.O., succeeds
I. L. Battin as head of the Col
lege Music Department. Mr.
Spelman received his first degree
at Oberlin College, Oberlin,
Ohio; he has done graduate work
at the University of Michigan,
and has been a student in Pai’is
for the past two years under Jo
seph Bonnet in organ, Nadia
Boulanger in tlieory, and Alex
andre LeGuennert in conduct
ing. Besides his student career,
Mr. Spelman has had'an interest
ing career as an instructor in
music, and as an organist. He
has been Director of Music in the
William Woods College, Fulton,
Missouri, and was also an instruc-
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Meredith Obtains
Distinctive Honor
LMereditli has a real distinc
tion in the way oT college
rating. In an article in the
latest issue of the Journal of
the American Medical Associa
tion Meredith i.s mentioned
among tlie four colleges in
Xortli Carolina recognized by
the American Association of
Universities. The four colleges
so rated are: Duke University,
The University of North Caro
lina, Davidson (’ollege, and
Meredith College. In this group
-Meredith is the only college ex
clusively for women.
Tlie emphasis at ileredith
has always been on a high
(piality of academic work, and
every effort is made to keep its
standard at the iiigliest possible
President of Class of 31
Teaches in Roleigh Hi
Evelyn McCall, a Meredith
graduate of 1931 and President
of the Senior Class, after teaching
for one year near Shelby is now
filling Mrs. Nina Holland Cov
ington’s place as English and
Journalism teacher at Hugh
Morson High School in Raleigh.
During the past summer Miss
McCall attended summer school
at the University of North Caro
lina where her play “Almost Per
suaded” was presented by the
Carolina Playmakers. While at
Meredith, Miss McCall wrote the
play which was presented by the
Senior Class at Commencement.

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