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Yolunie XII
Number 7
Annual Religious Week
Under Auspices of
B. S. U.
Dr. S. D. Gordon of New
York, one of tlie world’s leading
Christian characters, will be the
speaker of the week of deeper
spiritual thinking which is
sponsored by the B. S. U.,
February 19-25.
Dr. Gordon will speak two
times each day beginning with
Vesper Sunday evening and last
ing through chapel Saturday
morning. Dr. Gordon will
speak at chapel and at 6:45
o’clock in the evening. He will
be available for personal con
ference three hours eacli day by
Dr. Gordon has been a pub
lic speaker since 1895 and spent
four years on a speaking tour
in Europe and the Orient. He
is the author of a number of
books: “Quiet Talks on Power,”
“Quiet Talks on Prayer,” “Quiet
Talks on Service,” “Quiet Talks
About Jesus,” “Quiet Talks on
Home Ideals,” and a number of
othor hooks.
College students are familiar
with Dr. Gordon through his
“Quiet Talks” in The Baptist
A number of Meredith Stu
dents heard Dr. Gordon at the
second South-wide li. S. tJ. Con
ference which met in Atlanta two
years ago. Annette Donovant
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Educational Syst’em
Discussed by Students
After u number of tho leading
students on the campus have
been intei’viewecl and each one
asked what she considered the
greatest defect in the present
educational system at Meredith,
the following synopsis of stu
dent opinion has been compiler].
Of course this may be critizod
in view of the fact that it is only
one side of the subject and stu
dents do not have the perspec
tive that a more experienced
person would have. May this
article be accepted in the light
of a student’s perspective.
The students as a whole
agreed that there is too nmch
system and not enough educa
tion. In some respects, more
emphasis is placed upon the
method of presentation than ma
terial. There is too much li
brary method and not enonjfh
laboratory method. Under sucli
a system, the students are prone
to accept, without question, the
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“The property of this
commonwealth is pledged
for the education of all its
youth up to Buch a point as
■ivill save them from pov
erty and vice, and prepare
them for the adequate per
formance of their social
and civil d'Uties.
ttOBACB Mann.
Approximately 16 per cent of
the student body made the honor
roll for the fall semester of 1933-
’33. Forty girls made first
honor roll and twenty-two made
second honor roll.
First Hokor Roli.
Blan-che Allen, Ruth Couch
Allen, Cornelia Atkins, Elizabeth
Austin, Evelyn Bai’ker, Kather
ine Blalock, Margaret Briggs,
Jlartha Castlebury, Jane Eliza
beth Cates, Mary Chandler,
Mary Creath, Evelyn Crutch
field, Mary Florence Cummings,
Elizabeth Davidson, Ann Early,
Catherine Farris, Arabella Goivj,
Frances Gray, Elizabeth Harris,
Charlotte Hooper, Eleanor
Louise Hunt, Melba Hunt.
Mary Louise Johnson, Merc-
ditli Johnson, Grace Lawrence,
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J. H. Fletcher Speoks
At I. R. Club Meeting
'‘The failure of social and eco
nomic relations of life in the
modern world today is not the
resxdt of internntional compli
cations but of domestic incom
petences,” the Reverend J. H.
Fletcher, chaplain of St. Mary’s
school, told the combined Mere
dith and State College Interna
tional Relations Club Thursday
evening, February 9, at the State
W. M. C. A.
“ ‘International complica
tions’,” he continued, “is the
present diiy politician’s chief
alibi. When domestic problems
become too great for them they
can ‘pass the buck’ to this new
“If we are to adopt a rational
approach to the problem of in
ternational relations, we must
recognize that tlie points of cou-
troversy are fundamentally eco
nomic,” he stated.
At the conclusion of the
speech the State College quar
tet sang several selections, and
an open forum was held during
which time Mr. Fletcher an
swered questions on Interna
tiona] problems.
The Emory. Glee Club, inter
nationally known as the
“South’s Sweetest Singers,” is
arranging for its 16th concert
season, a tour of Georgia, North
Carolina; Soutli Carolina and
Virginia. In connection with
this tour, the club will appear
in Raleigh at the Meredith Col
lege auditorium at 8:30 Febru
ary 22.
Since its origin in 1019, on the
old Oxford campus, the Emory
Glee Club has established an
enviable record. During its
comparatively brief career, the
club has conducted' two success
ful tours of Europe, a Cuban
torn', frequent toiir.s of the South,
and also appearing in most of
the cities of the East, including
New York, Washington and Ral-
timore. While in Washington,
the club had the distinctive
honor of appearing before Pres
ident and Mrs. Cooliclge, the con
cert having been given in the
beautiful ballroom of Washing
ton’s exclusive Mayflower Hotel.
Miss Rowland Gives
Concert in Voice
Febi 0:S0—‘‘Hnshrooms,**
lllutftrotcd lectoro for th« Biology
Clutiy by Dr. R. F. L’oole, professor
at Sta(e Colley.
I7t 6:S0; pjn.—Meeting of
Colton Kngilsli Club.
Feb. ]9>25—Series of rellglouii
scrvicos conducted bv Dr. S. D. Gor*
don of New York.
Feb. 22, 8:15 pjii.—Concert by
the Emory Glee Club, sponsored
by tlie Junior Class.
Feb. 2S, 7:30 p.m.—Social at the
First Bnptlsl Chnreh given by the
College Department.
March 3,—Leagne of
IVomen Voters.
March 3, 8:i}0 p.m.—Grndnatlng
Recital in Flano by Sarn Herring.
Mnrcli 4, 8:80—Meredith*
Wftice Forest 1). Y. P. U. Socful at
Tuesday evening, January 31,
at 8:30 o’clock, Miss Ethel Row
land, professor of voice, gave one
of the most delightful of the con
certs to be presented at Mere
dith this year. Miss Rowland
was accompanied by Miss Vir
ginia Branch.
The program consisted of
songs of unusual beauty and
variety, some of them being of a
light, cheerful nature, while
others expressed a deeper, heart
felt emotion on tho part of the
The following numbers w’ere
rendered; “Sc to m’ami” by Fer-
golesi; “In Q uesta Tomba Os-
cura” by Beethoven; “Lehn’
deine Wang* an meine Wang’ ”
by Jensen; “Connais-tu le pays”
from “Mignon” by Thomas;
Songs from an Arabian Song
Cycle, “The Heart of Farazda,”
by McMillan; “The Hills of
Gruzia” by Mednikoff; “A
Page’s Road Song’^ by Novello;
“Shoes” by Manning; “A Mem
ory” by Ganjs; “Little Star,” a
Mexican song arranged by
Frank La Forge; “The Nightin
gale has a Lyre of Gold” by
“I call therefore, a complete
and generous education that
which fils a man to perform,
justly, skillfully and magnani
mously all the offices both pri
vate and public of peace and
war.”—John Milton.
L. P. Spelmon Presents
Program of Bach Music
The fifth in the 1032-33 scries
of faculty concertH was given
:^r(mday evening, Feln-narv fi, at
8:15 o’clock, by Prof. Leslie P.
Spelman, head of the Music De
partment. The concert was giv
en in the nature of a lecture re
cital on “Pre-Bach Organ Mu
sic,” and was giveu esi)eclally
for tho members of the Raleigh
Music Club, however members
of the Meredith faculty and stu
dent body and their friends were
invited to attend.
The progra m ^^'as made up en
tirely of compositions by com
posers who lived during the six
teenth and seventeenth cen
turies. Composers of Germany,
Italy, France, Spain, and Eng
land were included. Some of
the earlier works, whicli Prof.
Spelman explained and played,
were crude and simple in form,
due to the limitations of the or
gan at the time they were writ
ten; but as the instrumGnt im-
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Chamber of Commerce
Gives Annual Dinner
The annual dinner of the Ra
leigh Chamber of Commerce w'as
given in the Meredith College
dining hall on Friday, February
10, at 7 jOO p.m. The members
of the Legislature wore invited,
and approximately three hun
dred guests were seated.
The noted economist, Dr. Vir
gil Jordan, president of the Na
tional Industrial Conference
Roard, delivered the main ad
dress in which he gave a clear
diagnosis of the present eco
nomic conditions—but lie lefti
the cure for them to the “sur
geon” coming into otiice
March 4.
Mr. John Evans, former pres
ident, gave a reix>rt for t?>e clos
ing year. At the conclusion of
this report, Mr. I. M. Bailey,
presented a set of goblets to Mr.
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Majority Think it Foils to
Meet the Needs of
According to the opinions ex
pressed by various members of
the Meredith College faculty one
of the weaknesses, if there are
any, the pr(;sent day college
curriculum is its failure to meet
tho real needs of the students.
Professor B. Y. Tyner, head
of the Educational Department
expresses the following opinion
as to the weakness of the present
day college curriculum:
“Paradoxical as it may seem
‘the greatest defect or weakness
in the modern college curricu
lum’ is not, in my opinion, in the
curricnhnii perse. It should be
remejuhei-ed that apart from Na
ture itself, ail otiier possible
forms of cuiTittnla are the out
growth of human achievement.
Knowledge of any part of hu
man achievement—any part of
a possil)le curriculum, or subject
—may, in and of itself, be
neither good nor bad; neither
helpful lior harmful. We must
then look elsewhere for strength
or weaktiess. Knowledge, like
other values, is measured in
terms of the purposes served by
it. From this premise it .may
reasonably be assumed that the
greater the service the great‘v
the value. Assuming that all
knowledge as passed down
through human experience—
whether in the form of lan-
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One Hundred Thirty-six
Students Take Education
There arc apjiroximately 156
Meredith students taking work
this year in the Educational De
partment of which Professor
B. Y. Tyner is head.
In the Senior class, 42 are
completing work for high school
certificates and 10 obtaining
credit for grammar grade teach
ing. Tliere are 58 Juniors tak
ing courses for credit on teach
ers’ cei’tificates, 39 of whom are
planning to do high school work
and 19 of whom are planning to
teach in tlio grammar grades.
The Sdpbomoros who ax‘e taking
Psychology number about 45,
but the records do not show how
many of these will teach.
These statistics indicate an
excellent showing for the Educa
tional Department in comparison
with other departments in the

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