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Vol. XV MEREDITH COLLEGE, KALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBER 14, 1935 Numter 6
Faculty Delights Audience
With Alice In Wonderland''
JAMES BOYD AWARDED
MAYFLOWER CUP FOR
ROLL RIVER DEC. 6
Phillips Russell and Albert Nock
Speakers at Association
James Boyd was awarded the May
flower Cup foi’ hia new book Boll
River, at the llnal meeting of the
36th annual sesalou of the State Liter
ary and Historical Association on De-
cembev 6. Phillips RuaseU and Dr.
Albert Jay Nock were the principal
speakers for the session.
Dr, M. C. S. Noblo, who was the flrat
winner of the Mayflower Ciip> pre
sented the cup to Mr. Boyd. The cup,
given by the Mayflower Society, is
presented each year to the resident
North Carolinian who has published
the best book during the year. Other
winnei’s of the cup have been Archi
bald Henderson, R. B. Vance, and
Erich W. Zimmerman, all of whom
lived in Chapel Hill.
Mr. lioyd, of Southern Pines, has
written a number of novels, including
Drums, Marchinff On, and Long Hunt.
iJolI, River, his prize-winning book,
gives the etoiy of four generations
of the Rand family, who live In a
small Pennsylvania town.
At the opening meeting or the ses
sion on December 5. Phillips Russell
stated in his address that North Caro
lina needs more writers to treat the
state in her various aspects. He de
clared, "I believe North Carolina Bur-
paeses any state in the union for the
uontrasla In Us life.”
In the absenco of Governor J. C. B.
Ehringhaus, Attorney General A. A. P.
Seawell read a paper on the oonstltu-
tional convention of 1835. On Friday
afternoon the kindred organization,
tho North Carolina Folk Lore Society,
held is annual meeting.
Dr. Albert Jay Nock, author and
lecturer of New York, was the prin
cipal speaker of the closing session.
He spoke on “The Mission of Isaiah.”
Dr. Nock said that Just as Isaiah was
sent out to minister to the remnant,
BO the remuant today is the only thing
worth considering, "The problem of
today,” said the speaker, “Is not a
problem of prosperity, but the prob
lem of sheer survival.”
Excellent Portrayal of
“Scrooge” by Miss Pegram
S’wooce, the dramatization of Dick
ens’ Olirisl'nas Carol by Ashley Miller
was given by the Little Theatre and
drow a record crowd of town people.
Bdna Lee Pegram, who played the
part of Scrooge, won applause from
the audience Cor her excellent por
trayal of this famous flgure from lit
erature, Edna Frances Dawkins,
who had tho rolo of Bob Cratchlt,
showed skill in the acting of the part.
Dr. Florence Hongland, assisted by
Famine Perry, directed the play. MIbb
Mary Lee had charge of the music
and Evelyn Chesson was chairman of
the poster committeo, Annabelle
Hollowell was stage manager; Mar
garet Kramer, bUBiness manager;
Mary Fay McMillan, costume man
ager. The make-up was done by mem
bers of the ctiBt assisted by Dr, Hoag*
PLANS FOR SWIMMING
POOL WELL UNDERWAY
Architects Have Been Consulted
Work and plans for the construc
tion of a modern inclosed swimming
pool arc well underway by both stu
dents and alumnae. Pledges are be
ing turned in every day, and by De
cember Id all pledges are to be In the
hands of the committee.
There is a contest among the classes
to get one hnndred per cent pledges,
whether large or small. Betty Jen
nings, from the sophomore class, was
the first student to pledge, contribut
ing $7.50 in cash on her 1(10 pledge.
The Student Committee Is headed by
Katlierlue Lllea, and the classes are
represented by Christine Adams, Pau
line Davis, Katherine Covington, and
Annio Elizabeth Coward.
Over 3,500 letters and pleilge cards
have been sent to the alumnae Mrs.
Gordon Maddrey, of Seaboard, Presi
dent of the AUimnae Association, and
Miss Mae Grimmer, secretary and
treasurer of tho association, wore the
first two alumnae to pledge. The
Alumnae Committee consists of: Miss
Marguerite Mason, chairman; Mrs.
Wingato Johnson, of Winston Salem;
Miss Arabella Gore of Chapel Hill;
Miss Ethel English, and Miss Mary
Several faculty members have
shown their Interest in the project by
Architects have been consulted
about plans aud location for the swim
ming pool, but uo contract has been
signed yet. Various schools that have
recently built new pools have been
consulted for information concerning
the sisto,. equipmont, and filtration
system that will be most suited for
the needs of Meredith. The pool is
to be enclosed In a modern, fully
e(iulpped building, which is to be a
part or wing of the new and perma
nent gymnasium that Is needed.
Two or three business men, who are
friends of the college, are to be ap
pointed to act as an adviBory finance
PAGEANT TO BE PRESENTED
BY SOCIETIES DEC. 17
Miss Ethel English Director o
The Papeant of the Holy Qrail by
Russel Barrie is to be presented by
tho Philai-etian and Astrotekton so
cieties Tuesday, December 17., MisB
Ethel English is to act as faculty di
rector and Christlno Adams and Doro
thy Dockery as student directors. The
music is to be furnished by Mae
Mai’Bhbanks, Frances Moiris, and
Dorothy Lowdermllk, with some mem
bers of the Choir assisting. Helen
Hlllia.rd is chairman of the Bcenery
committee, Ruth Privott of the cos-,
tume committee, Nancy Bunn of the
make-up committee, and Rnby Barrott
of the staging committee.
The following cast is to enact the
drama as Katy Sams reads It:
King Arthur Margaret Kramer
Two Angels Margaret O’Brien
Mary Margaret Hines
Joseph .Virginia Rollins
Two Shepherds Lucille Parker
Three Wise Men
Lanoolot Jean Morton
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(ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
BY CHOIR SUNDAY, DEC. 15
ilew White Vestments To Be
Worn for First Time
Sunday afternoon, December 15, at
live o'clock in tho College Auditorium,
the choir will present the anniml
ChviBtmas Concert. Mr. Leslie P. Spel-
man, director, will be assiaied by MIsa
Ethel Rovyland, contralto; Miss Char
lotte Armstrong, violinist; and Mrs.
Catherine Miller, of Raleigh, organist,
^t this time the choir •will appear in
the new white vestments, which have
recently been purchased.
The program, which was also given
in Burlington and Winaton-Salem last
Sunday, la as follows:
Organ Prelude—Adagio from Fifth
Sonata, Alex Gullmant. '
Hymu—Holy, Holy, Holy, J. B.
Dykes. (Descant by Peter Lutkin.)
Come Together Let Us "Sing, J. S.
Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming,
While Shepherds Watched Thoir
Flocks, Michael Praetorius.
Christmas Song, Peter Cornelius.
(Arranged by Frank Damroach.)
Three Old English Carols, Gustav
Now Let Us Sing
Jliesu, Fill Vlrglne
Salvator Mundi Natus Est
Hymn—Come Thou Almighty King,
F, di Giardinl. (Descant by Peter
Russlon—Carol of the Russian Chil
dren, Arr, by H. Ti,
English—Tyrle, Tyrlow, Healey
French—Angels O'er the Field, Old
Motet—L. P. Spelman.
Luther’s Cradle Hymn, Arr. by L. P.
Candle Light Carol, L. P. Spelman.
Alleluja, L. P. Spelman.
Hymn—Adcste Fidelea, Anon.
Two Juniors Elected As
Associates in Silver Shield
At the chapel exoi'clsea of Saturday,
November 23, Lucille Parker, presi
dent of the Silver Shield, announced
the members from the Junior class
who have been electcd associates In
the society. This Is a preliminary
measure to the regular election of
members and their induction during
commencement. Ruby Barrett and
Ruth Abernethy are the now associ
ates and they with four others will
complete the membership from the
class of ’37.
Three members of the class of ’33,
Pat Abernethy, Margaret Briggs, and
Mary C. Shcarin, originated the Idea,
but it did not develop until last year
when the first memljers were elected
aud Initiated. These members of the
class of '35 were Elizabeth Lee, Kath
erine Moseley, AUco Bryan, Mary Mc
Lean, Margar.et Davis, Mildred, Mooi'e,
and Mamie Lou Fovuey.
Tho purpose of tho socloty is to pro
mote well-rounded student-life. Schol
arship is a feature, but not the main
object of the organisation. Tho pres
ent members Includo Lxicille Parker,
president; Frances Calloway, vice pres-
Ideiit; Henrietta Castlebury, secretary
and treoaurer; Norma Rose, Nancy
Allen, Ann BradBher, and Ruby Bar
rett and Ruth Abernethy, associates.
In announcing tho new elections, Lu
cille announced that these two soemed
by the members beat to meaaure up to
the society's standards. At tho end of
tho proaent year, along with the reg-
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MEREDITH COLLEGE CHOIR
MAKES PREMIERE TOUR
Concerts of Christmas Music
The Meredith College Ciiolr of sixty
voices presented its first concert of
the season on Sxmday afternoon, De
cember 8, at Burlington. Sunday eve
ning the choir gave a second program
in the First Baptist Church of Wln-
aton-Salem. Both concerts were pre
sented under the ausplcaa of the local
alumnae associations. These concerts
wore the first out-of-town appearances
to be made by the choir. The new
roljea were worn for tlie first time on
Directed by Mr. Leslie P. Spolman,
the choir was assisted by Miss Ethel
Rowland, contralto; Miss Charlotte
Armstrong, violinist; and Mrs. Cath
erine Miller, of Raleigh, organijt.
Dy reauest, the program Included
four compoBitlons by Mr. Spelman, an
arrangement of Luther’s “Cradle
Hynm,” “Candle Light Carol,”
‘'Motet,” and “Alleluja." The last two
of thcso compositions are new, and
were presented Sunday for the first
The choir haa been hoard frequently
In Raleigli in the post, in the church
es, and in radio programs, but was
heard for first time in nearby cities.
Tlio offlcora of the choir are: Mata-
linc Nye, preaidont; Frances Morris,
vice president; Esther Mae Lanier,
secretary and librarian; and Dorothy
Horace Program Given
By Classical Club
On Tuesday morning, December 10,
at the chapel period the Helen Hull
Law Classical Clui) presented a pro
gram celebrating the tw^o-thonsandth
anuivarsary of the birth of Horace.
Norma Rose road an account of the
Latin poet's life, which was illustrated
by a dramatic performance. The ac
tors in this sketch were Catherine
Cannady, Nina Binder, Ann Bradsher,
Emily Bradsher, and Helen Melton.
A dialogue odo, “He Talltod Too
Much" or “The Bore” was presented
by Margaret Bullard and Betty Klch-
line. Rachel Leonard sang “0 Pons
Bandnsiae," and a chorus sang “Car
Katy Sams, president of the club,
presided over the pi’ograin.
Voice Recital Presented
By Miss Ragna Ottersen
Miss Ragna Ottorson gave a voice
I’flCltal December 10, which was tho
first voice recital of the yoar. Miss
Ottersen was accompanied by Miss
Virginia Branch, former mombor of
tho music department, who is on a
leave of absence this year.
The program consisted of five
groups. Tho i^i'st group included a
song from Shakespeare set to music
by Arve, an old Scotch cradle song,
and a Norfolk folk-song. The second
group was Pace, pace, Mio Dio, from
“La Foi'za del dcBtinn,’’ by Verdi.
Numbers from Cocclnl, Qluck, and
Slbella were sung as the third group.
The fourth group consisted of song
by Dene Robey. Debuaay, and Bach*
oler. The closing group Inchulod The
Voicos of Children (nurses’ song) by
Rummel, 37ie RooJty Road to Dublin,
by Tom Dobson, and The Bird of the
Wilderness, by Hasieman.
MISS MARY TILLERY
TAKES LEAD AS ALICE
Fourth Presentation of Lewis
A brilliant performance of Alice in
Wonde7land was given by tho Meredith
faculty to a hilarious and appreciative
student body on Mondayi night, De
cember 9. The production, whicli w’as
unusually well staged, costumed, and
acted was directed by Mrs. Gertrude'
The outstanding performance (in
an evening of outstanding perform
ances) was that of Miss Mary Tillery,
wlio playod tho part of Alice with a
naivete and unafTected charm seldom
seen in an amateur production. Miss
Lena Barber, as the Duchess, was ap
pealing as was Mra. Lillian "Wallace,
as the White Rabbit. Misa Ellen
Brewer waa as mad as a March Hare
could well be, aud Mr. E. P. Canady
was brilliant as the Hatter. The
Gryphon and tlie Mock Turtle liter
ally camo to life in the persons of Dr.
Julia Harria and Miss Aileen McMil
lan. Miss Ethel Bngilsh and Dr.
I3rewer left little to be desired as the
Queen and Knavo of Hearts, while the
moat flniahed performance of the eve
ning was probably that of Dean Boom-
hour, the King of Hearts. Tlie Cook,
the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar and
Humpty Dumpty were all well por-
ti'ayed by Dl", Helen Prlcu, Dr. Mary
Lynch Johnson, Miss Doris Tillery,
and Miss Mary Yarbrough. Various
•other members of the faculty made up
a picturesque deck of cards, while
Miss Mary Loo and Mrs, Sorrell
danced lo the delight of the audience.
But a hearty applause of the evening
went to the Dormouse, in the person
of Miss Mary Spruill, who yawned
and snored in a realistic manner which
left little to be desired.
This is the fourth time In a period
of twelve years that Alice in Wonder
land haa been presented by the fac
ulty. The tradition that it should be
given once In every cnllego genera
tion was begun in 1924, and as few
ciianges in tho cast as possible have
been mado since that time.
The audience, which began to gather
an hour tmd a halt before the play
was scheduled to begin, was loud and
enthusiastic In Its applause. The en
tire cast took a curtain call and would
surely have taken more had time per
After the performance a reception
was given for the cast and the student
body by the members of the Silver
Classical Club Entertained
At Saturnalia Festival
Thirty-five members of the Helen
Hull Law Classical Club will again
meet on Saturday, December 14. in an
nual celebration of the Saturnalia ai
the homo of Dr. Helen Price. The fes
tivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. and
continue until 7:30 In tho evening.
The club Is accustomed to follow,
in so far as possible, the customa
and traditions of tliia ancient Roman
festival, which corresponds to Christ
mas of tiio present day.
Many of the practices associated
with the modern festival are tho
heritage of tho Roman Satui'nalia.
The exchange of gifts and the ubo of
candles played a part in the aoolent