KALUUn, n, L.
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C,, NOVEMBER 14, 1936
Stunt Day Features Homecoming
FRESHMEN GIVE CREDITABLE
PERFORMANCE IN PLAY
“The Man in the Bowler Hat”
Pronounced Success by
Upholding the tradition of the an-
nual Freshman Play, the newcomers
to Meredith presented A. A. Milnes’
“The Man In the Bowler Hat,” in the
college auditorium on Tuesday, No
vember 10, at 8:00 p.m. The produc
tion was directed by Mrs. H. A. List.
The cast of characters was as. fol
lows: John, Iris Rose Gibson; Mary,
Betty Vernon; Hero, Kathleen Jack
son; Heroine, Virginia Council; Chief
Villain. Betty Pickford; Bad Man,
Cynthia Reinhardt: and the Man in
the Bowler Hat, Rebecca Helsa>beck.
The story of the play deals with the
experience of a young couple who,
bored with life in general, suddenly
find themselves thrust Into an intri
cate maze of mysterious occurrences
centered around the disappearance of
a valuable ruby. After several har
rowing experiences, the whole affair
turns out to be merely a scene on a
Costuming of the play was in charge
of Flora Kate Bethea, while the stag
ing arrangements were directed by
Ruth Abernethy. Other committees
and the chairmen were: Properties,
Aileen Snow and Virginia Reynolds,
make-up, Rutli Saunders; and pro
gramme, Catherine Johnson.
FIFTEEN VOTES, PENNY,
AND LITERATURE COME
TO LIGHT IN TWIG VOTE
Little Interest Shown in Straw
Voting on Campus
Very little interest was shown last
week In the poll on campus problems
sponsored by Tjib Twig. The staff
gathered in the publications office and
looked on with interest while the con
tents of the ballot box were displayed.
Said contents included a copper cent,
two poems (which lack of space pre
vents printing) and fifteen ballots.
These had been marked as follows.
1. Ten for and five against the elec
tion of a member-at-large froin the stu
dent body to the nominating commit
2. Eleven for and four against mak
ing the presidency of the Little The
atre a major office.
3. Thirteen for and two against the
B. S. U.’s receiving a part of the budget
So meager are the results' V the poll
that it would be difficult to'determlhe
from them the trend of student opin
ion, so the campus council will not
be requested to consider the vote.
Tub Twio staff attributes the lack
of interest in the poll to the general
preoccupation of the student minds
just at this time. Later In the year
another vote on similar problems will
be held in the hope that better results
will be achieved.
Juniors Choose Reidsviile
Child as Ciass Mascot
Kenneth Vann Howard, three and
one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. V. Howard of Reidsviile, N. C„ was
chosen mascot of the class of 1937. He
was elected at the suggestion of Susie
Saunders, a member of the senior class,
at a meeting on November 4.
FOUR MEREDITH GIRLS CHOSEN
FOR COLLEGIATE “WHO’S WHO”
Two Seniors, Two Juniors Receive
Honor for Achievements
TVTio’s W;to Amoriff Students fn
Aviei-ican Vniveraities,.. published at
the University of Alabama, is an an
nual puWlcation composed of the biog
raphies of outstanding students in
American colleges and universities. It
is a non-political Institution with no
initiation fees; this organization was
begun three years ago. Three hun
dred colleges are represented and thir
teen hundred biographies of outstand
ing American students are included in
the 193G-1937 edition.
The purpose of W/io’s W;io Among
Students is to serve as an incentive
for students to get the most out of
their college careers, as a means of
compensation to students for what
they have already done, as a recom
mendation to the business and social
world, and as a standard of measure
ment for membership comparable to
agencies as Phi Beta Kappa and the
Rhodes Scholarship Award.
Freshmen and sophomores are not
eligible for selection. Not more than
one per cent of the student body is
nominated for recommendation, and In
large institutions the percentage is
smaller; in coeducational colleges the
percentage is divided proportionately
between the men and women students.
The basis for selection of the stu
dents in Who's Who Among Students
is on character, scholarship, leader
ship in high standards of politics, ath
letics, and other forms of extra-cur-
ricular activities, and possibility of
future usefulness to 'business and so
ciety. A combination of the above
qualities in a student is necessary for
nomination for recommendation.
There are four representatives in
W?o’s Who Among Students in Amer
ican Universities and Colleges from
Meredith College for the year 1936-
1937. Ru'by Barrett and Sue Brewer
were chosen last year, and Matallne
Nye, Margaret Kramer, Mirvine Gar-
r*ett, and Margaret Love Clarke were
selected to represent the present stu
dent body; all members are chosen on
the basis of character, leadership, and
The following is a list of the oliief
activities Aparticipated in by each of
the above students: ,
Sue Brewer. Wake Forest: Presi
dent of class, 2; secretai’y of Student
Government, 3; president of Astrotek-
ton Literary Society. 4; vice president
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In Charge of Day
200 MEREDITH GIRLS
JOIN MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Emanual Feuermann, Austrian
Cellist Gives initial
Two hundred and ten Meredith
girls and about fourteen hundred Ra
leigh music-lovers have become mem
bers of this winter’s Civic Music As
sociation. The drive for members
was made last week was even better
than had been hoped, so a large
audience is assured for the series of
concerts which will begin November
24 with the appearance of Emanuel
Feuermann, famous Austrian cellist.
This artist, who is pronounced hy
critics as one of the greatest cellists
of all time, is still In his early thirties,
having made his debut at the age of
11. Feuermann studied under his
father, who was himself a distin
guished artist. A’ political exile from
Germany, Feuermann made his debut
in New York as guest artist of the
New York Philharmonic Symphony
orchestra under the direction of
The other artists who will appear
on the Civic Music series are Pierre
Luboshutz and Genia Nemenoff,
duopianlsts; Ezio Pinza, Italian basso;
and Elizabeth Rethberg, * popular
soprano of the Metropolitan Opera
The Raleigh Civic Music Association
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Martha Messenger Directs All
Activities of The Day
SECOND ANNUAL LIFE-SAVING
CLASS BEING CONDUCTED
Thirty Meredith Girls Enroll for
Tuesday night, October 27, thirty
Meredith girls began the second an
nual life-saving class which is being
held in the State College gymnasium.
This class affords advanced swim
mers a chance to pass the American
Red Cross Senior Life Saving test.
Classes will be held each Tuesday and
Thursday nights for three weeks and
possibly longer. Instruction is being
given by State College students super
vised by Charlie Stott.
The course, which Isheing sponsored
by the American Red Cross Associa
tion, is free. At the’ end of the course
those who pass will be given the Red
Cross Life Saving insignia. In addi
tion they will be accredited with 100
points towards a Meredith monogram
or star. Likewise those who are pres
ent at 80 per cent of the lessons will
receive 50 points.
On the Meredith campus the course
is being sponsored by the Athletic As
sociation under the direction of Char
lotte Westei’, manager of swimming.
FIRST REGULAR MEETING OF
LITERARY SOCIETIES HELD
Mrs. Bunn Speaks To Phi’s On
Last Monday night, Novenvber 2, the
freshmen attended the first regular
meeting of the literary society of their
The “Baby Astros” presented the
program In the form of a skit, which
taught a moral about popularity. Those
taking part were Nancy Brewer,
Louise Horne. Cornelia McKaughan.
Minetta Bartlett, Elizabeth Walston.
Marjorie McFadyen and Jean Frost.
The Phi Cubs heard Ml-s. J. W.
Bunn, the honorary president of the
Phi Society, speak about parliamentary
law. and the poise and confidence
which comes from knowing how to
take part In and preside over meet
ings. Several girls took turns at be
ing the chairman and the secretary of
mock business meetings In which im
portant matters were discussed.
At the close of the discussion Mrs.
Bunn presented a gavel to the society
which Is to be used at official busi
ON THE PRESS CONVENTION
Color, red; atmosphere, warm; is
sues, pressing—such a formula might
be offered to give individuality to the
press convention held recently in Char
lotte. The first symbol chosen may
be attributed to the fact that Char
lotte's buildings were reveling In red
and white banners, that each delegate
donned a red badge, distinguishing
him as a socialite, and therefore a
person easily approached; and that
red ties, hats, and dresses were much
in vogue among the representatives.
With justice the second member of
the formula Is termed warm, for there
were warm welcomes extended both by
By ELEANOR EDWARDS
the host, Davidson College; by the
mayor of Charlotte; and by Governor
Johnson, of South Carolina. Those at
tending the Davidson-Duke game Fi-I-
day afternoon and the Davldson-Cita-
del game Saturday grew warm with
enthusiasm and rivalling the latter
spirit was the heated argument aris
ing In the discussion groups Friday
morning over the fairness of censur
ing student publications.
Finally, to complete the formula,
Issues were pressing. Among other
things, the need of an iron for those
delegates coming from long distances
was most pressing in order that thC^
might present themselves with due re
spect at the delightful luncheon given
at Davidson for the guests Fi-iday.
Then there was the important issue
of considering new suggestions for pre
paring news items for the press: Shall
the publications be puti “in the red"
by printing ads and editorials on the
front page; is it profita^ble to devote a
whole column In the paper to para-
graphics or to humor? Finally, and
most urgent of all was the necessity of
adjourning the convention that the
delegates might get much needed sleep
after numerous and pressing engage
Judges Chosen for Events During
Day and for Stunts at
Meredith’s big day got under way
this morning at 10:30 when its first
feature, an alumnae meeting, was held
in the Astro hall. A large number of
the "old girls” are back to partici
pate in the activities of Stunt Day,
which has this year become an unof
ficial Homecoming Day.
The next event on the program Is
at 2:00 o’clock when the riding show
will open the afternoon activities.
Following this a Palio parade and a
"Horse Race” will be held in the drive.
At 3:00 o’clock the alumnae will pre
sent some original stunts on the din
ing room steps; these will be followed
by the annual alumnae-studenk con
tests in basket-ball, volley ball, horse
shoe pitching, badminton, tenuis, and
croquet. An interclass bicycle race
will be held at 4:30 and at 5:00 the
interclass song contest will take place.
The Athletic Association has select
ed Dr. Edgar Henderson. Miss Ida
Poteat, and Mrs. J. S. Farmer to act
as judges of the afternoon’s events.
At 6:00 a banquet for all the A. A.
presidents since 1904 will be held. A
number of the former leaders have al
ready arrived and more are expected
later in the day. Immediately after
the banquet a reception for the alum
nae will be held in the parlors.
Stunt Night begins at eight o’clock.
At that time the winners of the after
noon’s contests will be announced and
awards presented. The class stunts
will then be presented and the stunt
cup awarded to the winning class.
Judges for this flual event are: Mrs.
D. C. Dickson. Dr. E. M. Poteat, Jr.,
and Mr. Key Hart, of Raleigh; and
Miss Madge Hedrick and Dr. D. B.
Bryan of Wake Forest.
Martha Messenger, A. A. president
will have charge of the entire day.
Assisting her are Mirvine Garrett,
who will supervise the afternoon
events, and Eleanor Rodwell, who will
direct the students In the student-alum-
nae games. Pinky Davis and other
members of the Monogram Club will
act as marshals for the day, and a
local Girl Scout troop, under the di
rection of Fanny Darby, will assist.
Kat Liles, 1935-36 A. A. president, will
direct the alumnae in the alumnae-
student games, and Norma Rose will
be in charge of a reunion of the class
SIX NEW BOOKS ADDED
TO IRC LIBRARY SHELF
The following books from the Car
negie Peace Institute have been added
to the list belonging to the Interna
tional Relations Club of Meredith
College: Liberty vs. Equality, by Wil
liam F. Russell; Propaganda and Dic
tatorship, by Hai-ewood L. Childs;
Sweden, The Middle Way, by Marques
W. Childs; Grover Clark’s A Place
In the Bun; James T. Shotwell's On
the Rim of the Abyss; and AmeHcan
Diplomacy, .by Ben H. Williams.
The use of these books, which are
not catalogued with the other library
books but are in the International al
cove in the library, is not limited t’o
the members of the International Re
lations Club, but are for the use of