North Carolina Newspapers

CjuXQE UmAity
Volume XII
Number 1-a
Phi Society Wins Lead Over
Astros in New Members By One
Seventy-four New Girls Join
Phis and Seventy-three
Join Astros
It was Phi “year to go fii’st”
in move ways than one for 74
new girls joined the Phis, giving
them first place by one point
over the Astros. One of the
original juniors in an attempt
to be brilliant suggested that
Annie Mae Taylor, being fresh
man president should be counted
as two Astros. The competition
really was unusually close, how
ever, and enthusiasm and yells
ran very Iiigh.
The Phi society entered first
this year, led by Nancy Mc
Daniel, chief Phi marshal, and
Sue Hester, Gwennie Crowder,
and Louise Martin, marslials.
Pauline Barnes, president;
Nancye Vicellio, vice president;
Jessie • Martin, secretary; and
Elizabeth Lee, treasurer fol
lowed, leading the line of old
members. Pat Abernethy led
the singing and the Phi call.
Miss Branch was accompanist.
The Astro line was led by
Mary Francos Snead, chief
marslial of the college, Max’y
Akers, cliief Astro marshal,
Knox Hood, Mary Bess Van
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Astros Entertain
New Students
The Astrotekton Literary
Socicty was liostess at a tea Tues-
daj'^ afternoon in the Astro So
cicty Hall from five to six
o’clock, complimentary to the
faculty and new girls at Mere
dith College.
Mary Akers received the new
girls and Astro Society members
on their arrival and Knox Hood
presented them to the receiving
line, which consisted of Rachel
Biggs, president of the Astro
Society; Catherine Davis, vice
president; Grace Carr, treas
urer ; Miss Caroline Biggers,
Miss English, Miss Hartness^
Miss Mary Tillery, and Mrs.
Assisting in entertaining
were: Marguerite Warren and
Eleanor Hunt, who played soft
music during the entire tea.
Tlie society hall was decorated
in the color scheme of old gold
and white. The beautiful after
noon tea gowns lent dignity to
the occasion.
A delicious course was served
by Bill Harrelson, Melba Hunt,
Frances McManus, Catherine
Hicks, Vera Lee Thornton, and
Emily Miller.
Social Calendar
Oct. 1—^Astro initiation and
Phi installation.
Oct. 4—B. Y. P. U. officers
meeting at 6:45.
Oct. 7—International Rela
tions Club sponsoring lecture—
Dr. Chas. Lee Smith, 8:00.
Oct. 8—Meredith Wake For
est B. Y. P. U. Social at 8:00
Oct. 11—Mr. Spelman’s
organ recital at 8:30.
Oct. 14—Service Band at
Mother Goat Rhymes
Theme of Astro Meeting
The Astrotekton Literary
Society entertained the new girls
as guests of the socicty, at a
mooting Monday night. The
program, under the direction of
Virginia Garnett, consisted of
Mother Goat Rhymes. Humpty
Dumty, Little Miss Muffitt, Lit
tle Jack Horner and numerous
other members of the Mother
Goat family made their appear
ance. Rachel Biggs, the pres
ident, made an attractive door
tender in her little gix-1 costume.
After tlie program the room was
cleared and the rest of the time
was spent in dancing. By the
time that Bill Harrelson had
finished peddling her carnival
toys the hall became a gala
party. It was also announced
that Billy Goat would make his
annual appoaranco on the cam
pus about Wednesday which is
decision day for the new gii-ls.
Faculty Members
to Present Concerts
Members of the faculty and
the student body have something
in store for them this fall. Prof.
Leslie P. Spolman, head of the
music department, is arranging
for a series of concerts which
will be presented by members of
the music faculty. Prof. Spel-
man stated that no definite dates
liave been decided upon as yet,
but that the concerts will prob
ably come on Tuesday nights.
There will be several organ
concerts, and also concerts by
the Meredith Trio which will be
remembered as giving enjoyable
programs year before last.
Miss Edwina Martin, pres
ident of last year’s senior class
visited in the college Sunday.
Miss Martin has accepted a
position with the Reconstruction
Finance Committee in Washing
ton, D. C.
The Senior class of ’32 lias
left a vacancy on the Mereditli
campus as well as all others leav
ing—even though they are out
in the world “on their own” the
spirit of their class will never
fade from the heart of Meredith
College. Perhaps consolation
would be best attained by plac
ing some membex's of that class.
Tiie leader of the class of ’32,
Edwina Martin of Winston-
Salem is working in Washing
ton, D. C.
Prue Choate, former editor of
The Twig, has a position teach
ing with Burlington city school.
Last yeax*’s editor of The
Acorn, Lillia Aldridge of
La Grange is teaching in
La Grange.
Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins of
Roanoke Rapids is teaching in
Four Oaks.
Susannah S. Meixer of Ra
leigh is taking M.A. work in
science at Chapel Hill.
Evelyn H. Squires of Wake
Forest is taking M.A. Avork at
Wake Forest.
Antoinette Charles of Alioskie
is staying at home this fall. She
attended summer school at Wake
Elva Burgess of Raleigh is
now holding a position in Ra
Mary Lucille Broughton of
Hertford is now Mi's. Cliarles E.
Ruth Winslow of Hertford
tauglit Public school music in
Wake Forest summer school and
is now teaching in Burgaw.
Dorothy Taylor of Wilson, the
Editor of ’32’s Oak Leaves, is
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Sophomores Give
Pajama Party
The Freshmen were enter
tained right royally on Monday
evening, September 17, at a pa
jama party in the Astro Hall by
the Sophomores. Each Fresh
man was escorted to the hall by
a Sophomore wh5 made sure tliat
lier guest was known to the oth
ers. The Sophomore president,
Catherine Mosely, welcomed the
guests and announced the pro
gram. An amusing farce was
directed by Mary Carter Noey,
and Minnie Warner, a Fresh
man, sang several popular num
bers. Then the president an
nounced that before the guests
could come to the punch-bowl
they had to get fifteen signa
tures of Sophomores for a meal-
ticket. Soon punch, cakes and
mints were served.
Freshman President
Annie Mae Taylor of Oxford,
convicted of umisual execnivoe
ability and leadership.
'Dally Squawk" Extra
Puts Phi's in Spotlight
Flashing and odd was the
“Extra” published last Tuesday
cA'ening by The Daily Squaxak,
newspaper sponsored by the
Philaretian Literary Society.
An unusual fact about this
newspaper was that the Society
scction came first. Mrs.
De Fraud entertained at a
masquerade. Two of the most
interesting people present at this
party were Jo Arnette and Pat
Abernethy, in disguise as Gypsy
lovers. Most romantic indeed
were they as they sang “Little
Gypsy Sweetheart” from a scat
is a moonlit corner of the
The scene was then changed
to the “Want Ad Department.”
Lib Leo, in the person of a job
less man searching the papers
for an offer of work finally saw
the following ad:
“Wanted: A man who is M’ill-
ing to M'ork—one who is eager
and strong.”
The young man recognized at
once these very qualifications as
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Former Teacher
Returns to College
Miss Annie Mitchel Brown
lee, assistatit professor of science
hero three years ago, lias re
turned to the Meredith campus.
She resigned to get her Master’s
degree at the University of
Michigan. Since then slie has
been teaching in Mississippi.
Tlie resignation of Miss Barkley
left open the position of assistant
professor of science, which Miss
Brownlee has accepted.
Annie Mac Taylor
Freshman President
Junior Class Sits at Court
to Pass Sentence on
On Thursday night, Septem
ber 22, tlic Junior Order of ’34
convened and found Annie Mae
Taylor of Raleigh, guilty of
being capable and sentenced her
to six weeks term as president of
the class of ’36. Tlie court was
hold in the Astro hall, Virginia
Garnett, president of the Junior
class, being the judge.
The attorneys, Evelyn Barker
and Ella Lee Yates presented
their witnesses for tlio case, and
those witnesses were sworn in by
Emily Miller, the clerk of court.
After the witnesses from both
sides gave their evidence, the
judge dismissed the jury to let
tliem consider the case. The
jury returned in a few minutes
and the foreman, Katherine
Davis, stated that the defendant
was found guilty. Tlie judge
then asked the guards to place
Annie Mae Taylor in Cell No.
36, where everyone went to con
gratulate hei*. Cell No. 34 was
filled with balls and chains, or
ratlier, green apples with chains
of kisses.
Colonial Charm
Revived at Phi Teo
The Philaretian Society was
“at home” to the new girls and
to tlie faculty at a Colonial tea
on Monday afternoon from four-
thirty till six in the Philaretian
Pat Abernethy introduced the
visitors to the receiving line
composed of Pauline Barnes,
president; Jessie Martin, secre
tary ; and Elizabeth Leo, Treas
urer. Sue Hester, senior mar
shal, pinned old-fashioned nose
gays made of verbena on each
of the guests. Nancy McDaniel
chief marslial; Gwennie Crow
der, junior marshal; and Louise
Martin, sophomore marshal con
ducted the girls to the tea table
and assisted Miss Biggers who
poured tea at a table arranged
with little pompon dahlias and
white roses.
On the stage a living picture
was represented by Nancye
Viccllio dressed in Colonial cos
tume seated in an old-fashioned
chair, with a spinning wheel by
her side. An oval rug, an
antique table, lamp, and chair
further helped to carry out the
Colonial idea.
Throughout the afternoon,
musical selections were rendered
by Hazel Martin, Josephine
Arnette, Elizabeth Lee, and
Louise Correll.

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