iii^iuuiui uuncgc uuiaijf , Welcome t ri pr nr \AI f Welcome 36 1 njLr I w lo New Faculty Volume XII MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., SEPTEMBER \1, 1932 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 (Please turn to page four) President’s Message To the New Students of Meredith College: 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 made. 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 sonality. 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 o’clock. 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 evening. 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- (Please turn to page four) 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 point. 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.