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I. R. C. BOOKS FOR WIBER
Dr. Charles Lee Smith in his
address oh world problems made
a significant statement to the ef
fect that the conditions which
confronted us were not so serious
as tlie indifference with wliich Ave
apparently seem to treat them.
It is true that we get so inter
ested in our own particular fam
ily, community, and country that
we often overlook the other af
fairs wliicli are going on about
It is not only our privilege
but our duty as intelligent citi
zens to be informed ujDon the
present world problems so that
each individual can do his part
in making tlicse conditions better.
Acquaintance with world con
ditions may be gained through a
close reaching of the local, and
world newspapers, as well as the
vast number of books wluch are
now being written upon every
possible international question,
and tl\rough lectures.
One does not ahvuvs have tl\e
opportuniby to licar Icctures
Ujoon all tlie subjects about « hich
one is interested. Hut bv read
ing tlie books wliich are now be
ing wi-itten uj)on world topics by
peojjle wlio understand tlie prob
lem one can be Ijcttcr informed.
The Caniegie endowment sends
to Mercditl'i througli tlie Inter
national Relations (’lul) more
than a dozen l)ooks of this type
each fall. These.books are ])laced
on the International Relations
Alcove in the college lihj-ary for
the use of the entire student body
as well as the club memi)ers.
Just as a doctor cannot admin
ister mcdicincto his patient with
out diagnosing the case, just so
the people cannot bettor the con
ditions without knowingtheui.
We wisJi to congratulate the
Junior Class for oifering a
hockey stick to the outstanding
player on the Freshman team.
Another Link m the Chain
“I wasn’t there; I simply state
Wliat was told to me by the Chi
nese plate.” .
Anyway, this is how it came to
me: The other day in one of her
freshman History classes, Mrs.
Wallace was trying to bring an
cient history close hom^. “Now
just suppose,” she elaborated,
“tha,t a barbarian army should
suddenly appear and advance to
attack Meredith—^\vhat would
you girls do?” Came the imriie-
diate response: “Put up the
Well, that’s on2 possible use
for the chain.
“T/j^ Little Things of Life”
The Duke Chronicle has been
poking fun a:t the Meredith So
cial Calendar that appeared in a
recent issue of The Twig. “In
a two-weeks’ Social Calendar,”
they jibed. The Twig promises
tlie Sleredith girls a sophomore-
freshman pajama party, a B. S.
U. study course, a service band
meeting, and a B. Y. P. U. offi
cers’ meeting—with an elegant
Meredith-Wake Forest B. Y. P.
U. social as the grand climax to
a lialf month’s period of hectic
social activity”—or words to tliat
Incidentally those sophisticat
ed Duke folks might come over
and give us a break som^e time.
They miglit learn a thing or two.
The Simple and Defective
In teaching of English class
last ^Monday, Lula Belle High-
sniith was “practice teaching”
the rest of the class. The lesson
was about the principal parts of
verbs, and Lula Belle was drilling
away: “What are the principal
parts of lct9” she asked a fellow
English major. The said major
was “stumped” and showed it.
“Next,” Lula Belle continued,
“what aj'c the principal parts
“next,” thoroughly confused.
“Yes!—simple, perfectly sim
ple,—you understand I’m refer
ring to the verb.” Lula Belle ex
Lucky tlie verb wasn’t defec
'^Language Was Made . . .”
Heard in church last Sunday:
“And, oh, Lord, if any spark of
divine grace has been kindled at
this service, I beseech thee, water
Piously, I refrain from making
If You'iw Heard This Before .. .
Harvard Man: “I’ve a friend
I’d like you girls to meet.”
Bryn Mawr Girl: “What can
Wellesley Girl: “How much
A^assnr Girl: “Who are his fam
Holyoke Girl: “What church
does he belong to?”
Meredith Girl: “Wliere is lie?”
“Don’t fancy I exaggerate—
I got my news from the Chinese
Wouldn’t That Jar You?
We recently heard about a sen
ior toho has a major in Biology
xifho signed up for a Botany class
this fall and almost went to it
ivh^ slu! was remvnded she had
taken and passed the course last
year. Wouldn't that jar you?
11 would the Biology department.
A freshman was heard to sa.y
she had a course sd dull and bor
ing that she studied' it in the
bath tub. No, it wasn't anything
taught by Dr. CarroU, either.
A certain junior who is major
ing in Chemistry has 'the name of
Esther. An ester is a chemical
compound; hense she usually gets
some ragging about being chem
ical in name. To add to that, she
received her picture appointment
zoith her nam^ spelled ether. We
fear she'll' end up i/n smoke.
Grades will be in soon, which
reminds us of a story Dr. Free
man tells. A college boy ex
plained his grades by saying sev
enty xoas the passing grade and
anything more xoas pure extrava
One of the devoted admirers of
a faculty member who is on leave
At The Theatres
Clive Brooks and Lila Lee in
“Night of June 13th” with Char
lie Ruggles and Gene Raymond.
To the casuAl observer, Laurel
Street looked like one of the-nic
est streets in the middle-class
suburb in which it was located.
But as Grandpap Stra\vn said,
trouble was going to bi-eak loose
all at once on> Laurel Street. It
did—on the night of June 13.
And that trouble is what the new
picture “The Night of June
13th” wiueh plays at the Palace
Theatre Thursday, Friday and
Saturday is all about.
Tlie film is an exciting melo-
di-ama, culminating in an un
usual courtroom scene, with Clive
Bri)oks, as John Curry, nearly
convicted of murdering liis M'ife.
It features fine performances by
Bi’ooks, by Mary Boland as a
nosey neighbor, by Charlie Rug
gles as her husband, by Charley
Grapewin as Grandpap, by Lila
Lee as the innocent cause of all
the trouble, by Adrianne Allen as
Cui'ry’s neurotic wife and by
Gene Raymond and: Frances Deo
as two young lovers.
“For the Love of Ludwig,” a
comedy and Sound News com
pletes the program.
Will Rogers is a curious
anomaly. Claiming to be an, un
lettered cowhand, he neverthe
less conceals a brilliant brain be
hind his rugged exterior. And
the combination makes him as
genuinely interesting on the
of dbsence this year was so hon
ored as to receive a letter from the
faculty member recently. She
was so excited her roommate said
she had to take h4f out for air.
Wouldn't that jar you? It did
A teacher of a certain language
caused her class some amusement
the oiher day by using m a sam
ple sentence, “we have no ba
nanas." One can al/ways count
on her classes being interesting.
A Math major recently asked
xvhat “nine from twenty-six was."
What do they teach them these
May we suggest, in all due re
spect, that some one buy us a
ball to complete the chain?
A certain senior and another
student went roaming in the
woods all -Sunday afternoon.
They got off the path and made
thfimselves look like tramps be
fore they hit a road again. And
were they surprised to see the
xvater tower of Meredith in an
unexpected direction when they
emerged from xvhat- a freshman
once called “squealer and carry-
dice." Did it jar them? Ju^t
screen as he is in print; more so,
in fact, although heretofore he
has kept his two media well apart.
In “Down to Earth,” his new
est picture liowever, Rogers com
bines both his whimsical screen
personality -and the rapier-like
wit of his newspaper and maga
zine articles. This film will be
^;ho feature picture at the State
Theatre on Monda}^ Tuesday
Completing this program is a
novelty act “Trout Fishing,” a
Krazy Kat cartoon “Soldier Ole
Man,” a musical act “Rhapsody
in Black and Blue,” and a Sound
“The Big Broadcast,” roman
tic comedy starring the outstand
ing radio personalities of the day
and a group of movie .favorites,
will be the feature picture at the
State Theatre on Thursday, Fri
day and Satux’day.
Stuart Erwin, Bing Crosby,
and Leila Hyams head the cast
of the picture, with these radio
stars lending assistance: Burns
and Allen, Kate Smith, the Mills
Brothers, the Boswell Sisters,
Arthur Tracy (The Street Sing
er), Vincent Lopez and his Or
chestra and Cab Calloway and his
A comedy “Finishihg Touch”
with “Skeets” Gallagher and
June Clyde, and a Sound News
completes this progi;am.
Edward G. Robinson and Rich
ard Arlen in “Tiger §hark” with
Five W;eeks at sea, hundreds of
miles off the Mexican coast, with
DR. CHARLES LEE SMITH
. DELIVERS LECTURE Olf
(Continued from page one)
Socialists on the other, saying
that Hitler was probably the
dominant figure and’ that his
party is accomplishing more than
any other. Both parties, how-
evier, are very antagonistic to
ward the United States, and, in
fact, toward everyone connected
with the Treaty of Versailles. The
United States, of course, will in
cur an enorhious loss if Germany
repudiates her war debt, and if
the Hitlerit«^ are successful. Dr.
Smitli thinks it certain that^they
will not carry out the obligations
of the Treaty of Versailles. The
great danger spot in Europe to
day is in Germany and Hungary.
The Far Eastern ’ question is
also.far from settled; and, in the
speaker’s opinion, Japan’s policy
is to dismember China for the
present, ultimately to rule China,
and finally come into some agree
ment with Russia.
France, though unsettled too,
has prospered probably more
than any other European nation
since the war. But like the rest
of the world, the French are'be-
ginning now to feel the current
depression, the pinisii of want
Speaking of hearing Snowden
speak, pr. Smith said he argued
in favor of free trade but despite
his influence England has entered
upon a protective tariff policy.
The only thing tliat holds the
Britisli Empire together, reflect
ed the speaker, is the present
dynasty, tlie loyalty to one fam
ily. Dr. Smith also told of the
conditions of unemployment
tliere, of the dole system, and the
burdensome taxation. The United
States, he added, has nothing to
gain by the dole system.
So, with these prevailing con
ditions of unrest and dissatisfac
tion in Europe, theUnited States
can best preserve peace by being
prepai'cd to protect herself with
a good army, navy, and air force,
“We must keep our poise and
hold what we have,” concluded
Du. Smith was introduced by
Martha Castlebury, president of
the International Relations Club.
Dr. Smith has been a student of
international problems for forty
years, and has made eight trips
to Europe in the last ten years,
liaving spent the past summer
studying conditions abroad. ’■
two of the finest tuna fishing boats
in Pacific waters, were necessai'y
to obtain the thrilling scenes that
form the highlights of “Tiger
Shark,” which will play at, the
Palace Theatre Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday.
The result is a production un
surpassed for realism, power and '
“Candid Camera,” a. comedy
and Sound News completes the