Mereiitln. College LiDrau
RALEIGH. H. C.
MAY 30-JUNE 1
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MAY 30-JUNE 1
MEREDITH OOLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MAY 23, 1936
Dr. E. McNeill Potcat, Jr. To Deliver
Boccalaureate Sermon Sunday, May 31
Wili Also Bring Missionary
Sermon in the Evening
RALEIGH MINISTER CHOSEN
FOR SECOND YEAR
Dr. B. MeNell Poteat; Jr., oC Ra
leigh, wilt deliver the baccalaureate
sermon to the MeredHli graduates on
Sunday, May 31 at 11 o’clock in the
College Auditorium. He will also
preach the miSBionary sermon Sunday
evening at 8 o’clock. Dr. Poteat is
well known among Meredith students
and friends, having spokeni here on
numerous occastons and having con*
ducted, the week of Deeper Spiritual
Thinking on the campus last year.
The speaker was born in New
Haven, Conn. and attended Furuian
University in S. C. and Southern Bap
tist Thenlogioal Seminary in Louis
ville, Kentucky. After spending a
number of years as a missionary in
a province of Chinn, Dr. Poteat be
came a professor at the University o(
Shanghai. At present he Is pastor
of the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
In this city.
The two commencement sermons
last year were also preached by Dr.
Poteat. In 1934 Dr. Kyle M. Yates,
professor oC Old Testament Interpre
tation at the Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary in Louisville, deliv*
ered the sermons. In 1D33, the speak
er for the occasion was Dr. John Clyde
Turner, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Greensboro.
THIRTY-THIRD “OAK LEAVES”
MAKES ITS APPEARANCE
of 1936 Annual
The Oak Leaves, Meredith College
annual, made Its long-waited-tor ap
pearance on the Meredith Campus Frl
day. May S, for the thirty-third time
since the first publication of the an^
nual, amid the ah's and oh’s of live
hundred eager and expectant students.
Tho theme for the year is .based on
C. L. Dodgson’s immortal story of
childhood, “Alice in Wonderland.” As
Alice fell heir to the thrills of won
derland, so the annual reader finds a
wealth of pleasure and a source of
reminiscence for years to come writ
ten in the pages of the Oafc Leaves,
The 1936 Annual is dedicated to the
faculty of Meredith College In appre
elation of all their services and in
tribute to their fine presentation this
year of "Alice in Wondei'land." The
play is given only once In a college gen
eratlou, and It had its origin .at old
Meredith in Raleigh. Pictures of the
faculty, taken from scenes of the play
are distributed throughout the an
The annual has on its cover a fig'
ured design in deep red and black.
It is divided Into four large sections
—the college, the classes, organiza
tions, and'features. Introducing each
are sketches and appropriate quota
tions from “Alice In Wonderland.” The
sketching was done by Alice Ruben
stein, a Meredith senior art student.
A new feature of the annual this
year Is the small, informal snapshots
of each senior placcd at the bottom of
each senior photograph.
Heading the Oak Leaves staff for
1936 were Norma Rose, editor, and
Henrietta Castlebury, . business man
MEREDITH FACULTY MEMBERS
QUESTIONED IN SCHOOL PROBE
CLASS DAY EXERCISES
TO BE HELD MAY 30
“College Daze of *36’’ Will Be
Given By Seniors
The senior class day exercises will be
held in the grove Saturday afternoon,
ftiay 30, at 4:00 o’clock.
Members of the sophomore class will
carry the daisy chain, singing their
traditional song. After the Senior class
passes through the daisy chain, they
sing to their Big Sisters and to their
Little Sister class.
The program, “Oollege Daze of ’86”
will follow the response to tho songs.
The cast of characters is; Annie Mae,
Annie Mao Taylor; Doppy, Dorothy
Dockery; Kat, Katherine Lilea; Eaton,
Mildred Eaton; Grade, Ruth Alice
Ward; F. M., Fay Memory Shields; Em,
Susan Emma Sloan; Nina, Nina Bind
er: Eleanor, Eleanor Andrews; Red,
Norma Rose; Pooh, Lucille Parker;
Kete, Katy Sams; E!ssie, Sonora Bland;
Ann, Ann Bradsher; Izzy, Isabelle Ross.
The traditional gifts, the crook and
the cap and gown, will be presented to
Frances Pittman, president ot the In
coming senior class.
Class To Hear Dr. Clausen
To Make Commencement Ad>
dress for Seventh Time
TEXT OF ADDRESS NOT YET
Court Investigates Legal Resi*
dence of Doubtful Voters
During the week ot May 10, the
question of the legal residence of some
of the members of the faculty of Mere
dith College, as well as the faculty of
the other schools of Raleigh, was car
ried to court.
Summons were sent to Miss Caro
line Biggers, Miss Lena A. Barber, and
Miss Catherine Allen to appear in the
Superior Court Boom of the Wake
County Courthouse on Monday, May
11. The next day Miss Mary J.
Spruill, Miss Ethel English, Miss An
nie White, and Miss Ethel K, Day
testified. Miss Nettle Herndon was
the only one called for Wednesday.
The plaintiff In the case is Mrs.
Stella K. Barber et al against the
Board of Commissioners of Wake Coun
ty et al. The invostlgatlon is being
carried on in an effort to throw out
votes of the school supplement for the
Raleigh schools. The votes of the
faculty are being challenged on the
grounds of the fact that Wake County
Is not their legal residence. However
all of the Meredith faculty whose
votes were being challenged, with the
exception of Miss English and Miss
Day, have voted in previous elections.
Some of the challenged faculty voters
have lived fn Raleigh as long as four
teen years, while the length ot resi
dence for voting requlroments is only
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THREe CLASSES COMPLETE
ELECTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR
At recent meetings of the various
classes the following ofHcers have been
elected for the year 936»19S7:
Seniors: Vice president, Margery
McKaughanj Secretary. Rutli Saun
ders; Treasurer. Kate Covington.
Juniors: Vice president. Harriet
Rose; Secretary. Frances Tatum;
Treasurer, Hazel Bass.
Sophomores; Vice president, Ruth
Hutchins I Secretary, Jean Freeman;
Treasurer, Barbara Behrman.
Student Council Representatives:
These girls will begin their duties
in the fall.
The following girls have also re
cently received offices on the Twtc.
staff: Ruth Purvis, typist, and Mil
dred Ann Critcher, Annie Elizabeth
Coward, Margaret Grayson, reporters.
The old reporters on the staff will con
tinue In their respective capacities.
Professor Spelman Attends
Convention in Florida
Fourteen Meredith Girls
Pass Life Saving Tests
In recent weeks fourteen Meredith
girls have taken and successfully passed
the Life Saving Tests given undor the
auspices of the Wake County chapter of
the American Ked Cross. The course
was given in the Prank Thompson
Qyrnuasium pool with Charles. Stott as
tho instructor and other members of
the Life Saving Corps as assistants.
Those passing the test were; Abie
Wilson, Ruth Abernethy, Pearl Huff
man, Mary Johnson MacMillan, Bettie
Gruver, Nancy Bunn, Ann Poteat, Ruth
Privott, Martha Messenger, Mary E,
Bell, Dorothy Wilson, Barbara Behr
man, Louise Payne, and Marion Wal
Professor Leslie P. Spelman, head of
the Music Department, attended the
convention of the Florida Chapter of
the American Guild of Organists which
was held In St. Petersburg, May 11
On May 12 he was presented in a
recital which proved to be one of the
highlights of the convention.
The dean of the Florida Chapter ar
ranged for Mr. Spolman to give a num
ber of lecture-recitals on Pre-Bach
music. These were given in the follow
ing colleges: The University of Florida,
located in Gainesville; Rollins College
in Winter Park, and the Florida State
College for Women in Tallahassee. Mr.
Spelman also gave a concert In Jack
ANNUAL CONCERT TO BE
PART OF COMMENCEMENT
Voice, Organ, Piano, and Violin
Selections to be Given
Friday night. May 28, the annual con
cert, held each year as a part of com
mencement, will be given. At this time
the senior music students will give a
program of piano, voice and organ se-
elctlons. They will be assisted in the
program by some of the other students
in the music department as well as the
The program is as follows:
Prgan—Petite Suite—Edward Shipper
Barnes. Mary Marshbanks.
Piano—Adaffio from String Quartelle
in O Minor—Hayden.
GrlUen (WWmis)—Schumann. Ina
Violin—AlJeoro from Consa'to, No. 23
—Viotti. Olive Hamrick.
Two Pianos—SpcMitsfc Folk’Danee—Arr.
by Mary Howe—Ina Mae Byrd and
Voice—Gay Butterfly—Hawley. Rach
ael Leonard and Virginia Lambert.
Plano—Viennese Dance, No. 2—Fried
man Gartner, Janie Allgood.
Voice—On Wings of Song—^Mendel
saohn. Aria from La Tosoa Vissi (V
Qfte, vissi d'amoHr—Puccini. Racha.el
Piano—Ooncei't JStwie — McDowell
Glee Club—Night Sfmlotos Failing—
Liilly. Si Dies vers Avaient des Ailes
Hnhn, 2'ake Joy Home—Bassett.
Tho accompanists for the program
will be Ruth Nowell, Dorothy Lowdcr
milk and Frances Morris.
The senior piano majors, Frances
Morris, Ina Mae Byrd and Janie All
good have already given their Individu
Dr. Bernard Chancellor Clauseu, of
Pittsburgh, Pa„ will address the gradu
ating class of 1936-37 Monday morn*
ing, June 1. He has spoken here at com
mencement six times: in 1927, 1930,
1931, 1032, 1934, and 1035. His “texts”
are taken from slang expressione and
popular song hits and his presentation
is unusual and impressive.
At the present time Dr. Clausen is
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Pittsburgh. Previously he held pastor
ates in Mt. Vernon, Hamilton, and Syra
cuse, New York.
He was born in Hoboken, N. J. in
1S92 and resided there several years.
He received his A.13. and M.A. from Col
gate University; he studied at Union
Theological Seminary and Syracuse
University, receiving his D.D, degree
from the latter in 1922. During the last
two years of the war he was a chaplain
of the U. S. Navy in anti-submarine
service on board the U. 8. 8. North
A number of books have been written
by Dr. Clausen. Some of the most wide
ly known are: "Pi’each It Again," ‘‘The
Miracle Of Me," "The Door That Has
No Key,” “Pen Portraits of the Proph;*
ets,” “Pen Pictures on Calvary,” “Pil*
grim’s Progress in Pageant,” "The
Technique of a Minister,” and "Tested
Programs for Special Days.”
Dr. Clausen bus been especially in
terested in radio preaching. For some
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ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT
PART OF COMMENCEMENT
12:00 Sr.W.I’. ....„
Flora Kate Bethea Heads
Three Seniors Display Work
With Rest of Department
The general art exhibit shown an
nually at commencement time will be
on Sunday afternoon May 31, from three
to six o'clock. There will not be a Sen
ior exhibit this year, since the college
has discontinued the giving of diplomas
A large number of pictures which
will be displayed are the work of the
three senior art'students, Alice Ruben-
stein, Annie May Banks and Mary Eliz
Other students whose work will be
exhibited are: Dorothy Horne, Addie
Bell Wilson, Ruth Abernethy, Helen
Hilliard, Mary Stuart, Laura Ball Hud-
ler, Mary Eddis Clutz, Evelyn Chesson,
Harriet Rose, Katherine Kalmar, La
Rue Robertson, Martha Woodruff, Ella
Ruth Perry, Margaret Blanchard, and
The exhibit will be arranged by the
students themselves under the direction
of Miss Ida Poteat and Miss Mary Til
Tw^ig Staff Hears Miss
Foster on Journalism
On Monday night. May 11, Miss Fos-
I ter of the English department met with
League of Women Voters t|,e oia a,ia members of the Twib
The Student League of Women Vot
ers, at its last meeting on May
elected the officers for the coming yeai^_
Flora Kate Bethea will serve as pres
dent and Martha-Mae Glazner as soc-
The program was a discussion of the
requirements for voting In North Caro
staff to discuss the topic Journalism.
The discussion included the make-up
of the entire newspaper, the different
;tyles and types the newspaper might
opt, the problems of the college news-
,per, helpful suggestions as to bow
these problems might be solved, and the
duties of each member of the staff.
l\)llowing the discussion, refresh-
jiients were served.