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    Artist's Recital
Founders' Day
Jonuory 30
1 n iLr 1 yy 1
February 2
Volume Xm
Xinnbin’ 8
Carl Shurz Memoriol Foundation
Sends Lecturer on German Art
to American Colleges
Mrs. Yvonne Johnson, a lecturer sent
out by the Carl Shurz Memorial Foun-
datiou, gave Illustrated talks on Mod
ern German Graphic Art, on Friday
night, January 12, at 6:45, and Monday,
January 15. at 3:00 o’clock. In the par
lors. The prints have been on display
since Friday afternoon and will be
there a week. The organization has
for its purpose the development of cul
tural relations between the United
States and Germany.
Carl Shwrz, a native German, upon
coming to tlie United States became
secretary of state and a cabinet mem
ber. He was also a personal friend of
Lincoln. Since German art is inferior
to its music and not well known in
America, the Carl Shurz Memorial
Foundation has sent German prints and
an explanatory lecture to many ot the
leading universities and colleges in the
United States.
Mrs. Johnson lectured on wood cuts,
etchings, and lithographs, giving illus
trations of each. For the benefit of the
art students, she explained briefly the
methods of etching.
Through the courtesy of the Shurz
Memorial Foundation the college has
been presented with one of the original
prints tlmt were on display here. The
picture was chosen by popular vote of
faeiiUy and students.
Three Faculty Members
Attend Conference Meet
Dr. Helen Price, Dr. JIary Lynch
Johnson, and Miss Mary James Spruill
attended a meeting of the American
Philological Association, whidli was
held in tlie Washington Hotel, Wash
ington. D. C.. December 27-30. Meet
ings of the Arcluieological Institute
and the Linguistic Society of America
were held in connection witli the Philo-
logical Association.
Many outstanding professors from
colleges and universities all over the
United States attended th« meeting
and many good speeches were given.
One InterestlnK topic of discussion
was the time in which Homer lived.
There was some controversy as to the
dates; Dr. Rhys Carpenter, of Bryu
Mawr College, gave one of the best
speeches on this subject.
The American Philological Associa
tion is one of the “Learned Societies,’’
which are a group of organizations in
terested In different Helds of study, in
cluding science and modern languages.
Number of New Books
Added to College Library
The library has added a number
of now books to its collection. “Folger
Shakespeare Library." which is a book
of llluslrations and discussions on the
great writer's works, has recently been
acquired. The old set of the Encyclo
pedia Americana has been replaced by
a new one of thirty volumes. A new
Webster’s Dictionary and an Atlas con
taining 1930 census and a collection of
tlie newest nmps have also been added
to the shelves.
College Calendar
Cliiiiiihcr of (loiiiniorce Dinner.
3fulu>i- iiiMt Wilkins (Niiicci-t.
fyViijfiu* of Women VoterH inoctin^:
lit live o’clock.
Fourth of Faculty Concerts Is Given
By Miss Armstrong and
Mr. Spelman
On Tuesday evening, January ninth,
in the college auditorium, a Sonata
recital of variety and beauty was given
by Miss Charlotte Armstrong, violinist,
and Leslie P. Spelman, pianist. This
was the fourth in the series of faculty
concerts to be given this year.
The program was as follows:
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 5,
Sonata No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24,
Adagio Molto expressivo
Allegro Molto (Scherzo)
Allegro Ma Non troppo (Rondo)
Sonata In A Major Cesar Franck
Allegretto den Moderate
Allegretto poco Mosso
Local Chamber of Commerce
To Give Banquet Here
On the evening of January 2G the
annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet
will be given in the dining hall of Mere
dith College. As is customary, the
members of the Raleigh Chamber of
Commerce will act as hosts to the rep
resentatives from other cities and com
munities; between four and five hun
dred guests are expected to be present.
One of the outstanding features of
the evening will be an address by
former Governor 0. Max Gardner, who
will speak on the “New Deal in North
Carolina." He will be introduced by
Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus.
Broadcast of "Don Giovanni"
Is Given This Afternoon
Mozart's popular Italian opera, “Don
Giovanni,” will be broadcast in its en
tirety Saturday afternoon, January 20,
at 1:55 p.m. (EST) over a combined
NBC, WEAF, WGZ network direct from
the stage of the Metropolitan Opera
House in New York.
Rosa Ponselle, Fito Schlpa, Ezio
Pinza, and Maria Mueller will sing the
leading roles. Tullio SoroHr will con
duct the opera, and Milton Cross and
John B, Kennedy will act as narrators
during the intermission.
The opera will occupy the air from
1:55 o'clock until approximately 5:15.
Musical Selections
Given in Chapel Hill
The members of the music faculty
giving selections in chapel during exam
week are: Miss Rosel, who played two
’cello solos, accompanied by Miss Mc
Millan, on Wednesday: Miss Rowland,
who gave a vocal solo; and Mr. Spel
man. an organ solo, Saturday. Miss
Rowland will sing again on Tuesday
and Miss Armstrong will give a violin
Marie Maher and Joseph Wilkins
Will Give Joint Concert Here
Marie Muher {Mrn. Josei)h Wilkiiiit hi private life), Hoi>rano, and Joseph
Wilkinii, tenor, trill appear in a joint concert here Tuesday evening, January iftf.
The appearance of Marie Maher, so
prano. and Josepli Wilkins, tenor, in
Dr, Kyle M. Yates
Invited to Speak
Dr. Kyle M. Yates, from the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Louis
ville, Kentucky, has been Invited by
Dr. Brewer to deliver the baccalaureate
address for this year’s commencement
a joint recital on Tuesday, January
30th, will be the second musical enter
tainment presented this year at Mere
dith College by the artist Management
Association. The artists come well rec
ommended by ciuotations from the press,
such as: "A highly pleasing perform
ance” from the liochcHter Times; the
St. Louis Glohe-Deinocral, in referring
to Miss Maher, speaks of her "voice of
power and sweetness and her captivat
ing personality”: and the Cinvinnati
Enquirer says. "Joseph Wilkins must
be recognized as an artist of well-sus
tained dignity and personality, with an
unusually excellent singing voice and
great artistry."
Both Miss Maher, Mrs, Joseph Wil
kins in private life, and Mr. Wilkins
have had extraordinary vocal training.
Miss Maher is a graduate of Cornell
University, and has studied voice in
Paris, being tlie lirst American to re
ceive a Dlplome de Chant from Vincent
D’Indis Schola Cantowin, Paris. Mr.
Wilklns is also a graduate of Cornell
University, and both of the artists have
studied for three years In Milan, Italy
under noted masters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkin.s have appeared
in many operatic performances in
France and in Italy. Their American
engagements include concerts, operas,
and leading roles in the Schubert
Theater Corporation.
Alumnae Broodcost to be Given ond
Faculty and S. G. Reception to
be Held on Same Day
Mr. R. N. Simms of Raleigh has ac
cepted Dr. Brewer’s invitation to deliver
the Founders’ Day address on Friday,
February 2. It will be delivered on
Friday morning In the college audito
rium. Mr. Simms has not yet chosen
his subject.
On Friday afternoon, from 3:00 to
3:30, the alumnae will have their
alumnae radio broadcast, the fourth
Founders’ Day broadcast they have pre
sented. The Meredith Glee Club will
participate in this broadcast.
At 4:30 o’clock the faculty will give
a rcceptlon for tlie senior class in the
collego parlors. At 8:00 o'clock in the
evening the Student Government will
have a formal reception in the library
and in tlie society halls. This is the
only formal occasion which all the stu
dents are allowed to attend.
Mr. Simms, a Raleigh attorney, is
one of the trustees of Meredith College.
His wife and daughter are both grad
uates of Meredith.
Tlie address last year was delivered
by Dr. William Louis Poteat, president
emeritus of Wake Forest College. His
subject was “In Defense of Scholar
On the same day announcement was
made of tlie Tda Poteat Scholarship
Fund, started by the Kinston Alumnae
i Rachmaninoff to Give
I Concert at Chopel Hill
Founders’ Day, February 2
Recalls History of Meredith
»y hi;m{ii;t'I'
The annual Founders' Day celebrated
at Meredith is supposed to be in mem
ory of the founding of the college, but
It is doubtful If very many of the stu
dents know anything about Meredith’s
past history.
In 1835 a committee composed of
John Armstrong, W. H. Powell, and
Thomas Meredith was appointed by the
Baptist State Convention for report
ing on the advisabilUy of an institu
tion for young women. Their report
was made but with no results until
1S3S, when Thomas Meredith strongly
advised the convention to found ^uch
an institution. Nothing came of this
suggestion until, in a meeting of the
convention in Greensboro, 188S, it was
decided to organize a committee to
investigate the matter. In 18iH a
charter was secured from the legis
The Pullen property, in the heart of
Raleigh, was purchased for the site of
Meredith, and during the next few
years the building went slowly forward.
Finally, however, in 1S99 the Institu
tion opened with Mr. J. C. Blasingame
as president.
Meredith began as the Baptist Female
University, but has undergone changes.
In 1905 it became the Baptist University
for Women. The name Meredith was
suggested by Dr. R. T. Vann, who was
president from 1900-1915. It was so
named in honor of Thomas Meredith.
From the beginning the high quality
of the Meredith standards Is well known.
Meredith is today a member of the
Southern Association of University
Women and the Association of Ameri
can Universities.
Many of the organizations for extra
curricular activities are almost as old
as the college. The Astrotekton and
Philaretlan literary societies and the
glee club were organized in 1899, In
1904 the Annual was first published,
and the Acoj-n appeared two years later.
The Twio, which is the youngest of
the publications, dates only from 1921.
Student government has gone through
many stages with the college. The
Y, W. C. A., organized In 1902, was
replaced by the B. S. U.
Meredith of today carries in the
names of Its buildings memories of Us
founders. Vann Hall is, of course,
named for the beloved former president.
Falrclolh Hall is named for Judge Fair-
I'loth, wlio gave the money for the
building by the same name at old
Meredith. Jones Hall is so named for
Mr. W. N. Jones, who was for nmny
years president of the Board ot Trus
tees. Johnson Hall was named in li)31
for Dr. Livingston Jolinson, editor of
the BibUcol Jieeordcr and long-time
friend of the college.
Serge Rachmaninoff, world-famous
Russian pianist and composer, will
I present a concert at Chapel Hill on
j February 21, In the Memorial Hall, at
iS:30 o’clock.
■ At an early ago, this young Russian
showed signs of musical ability, and
• after extensive study, he gained fame
[as a concert pianist and composer. An
invitation from the London Philhar-
; monic Soi-iety to apiiear in the three-
j fold capacity of composer, conductor,
land pianist, gave Rachnianinolt his
! first great success outside of Russia.
His performance establislied him as aii
• international artist.
Dr. Frank Pool to Conduct
Series of Services Here
I Dr, Frank Pool has recently accepted
j the Invitation extended by the Meredith
B, S, U. to conduct tlie Week of Deeper
Spiritual Thinking on the oainpus. This
week of religious emphasis, sponsored
annually by the B, S, U,, will extend
from February fourtli through the
Dr. Pool, who is a I'ornier Wake Forest
student, is now a professor of religion
at Furman University, Greenville, S. C.
Former Meredith Student
Wins Valued Art Prize
Knox Hood, a Meredith graduate of
inns, won llrst place in the exhibit of
oil paintings at a recent artists’ show
sponsored by the Charlotte Woman’s
! Club. Prizes were awarded for the
I best product in several classes of paint-
I Ing. The winning picture In the oil
I group was a study in still life which
I was painted while Miss Hood was a
student in the Art Department at

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