eALElGH, N, C.
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FEBRUARY 27. 1937
105 Students On Honor
Roll For Fall Semester
Wins Hockey Stick
Thirty-four First Honor Students!
Belong to Senior
Six STUDENTS MAKE
A’s ON ALL SUBJECTS
The fall, honor roll^of Mdr«dlth Col
lege, released by Miss Luclle Johnson,
registrar, showed that 105 students ont
of 527 enrolled during the fall won
honor grades. This was In comparison
with the 94 who attained similar honors
the same period a year ago.
Six students made A’s on all stifa-
JectB, that is an average of 93 o^
more per cent. They were Bleanor
Edwards, Cary; Dorothy Green, Dan*
ville, Va.; Adelaide Harris. Norwood;
Catherine Johnson, Winston-Salem;
Frances Pittman, Kinston and Mary
Lea Watkins, Cary.
First and second honor lists were
composed of students’ average grades
In proportion to hours o( class work
the subjects required. First honor roll
Included students with A and B aver
ages, that is around 90 per cent or
above, while the second went
to those with around ^^6 per cent
Accorded mention oii urst list were:
Ruth Abernethy, Raleigh; Betsye
Adams, Lllesvllle; Lisette Allgood,
Roxboro; Margaret Andrews, Raleigh;
Carolyn Aydlett, £3llzabeth City; Ruby
'Burrell;, Lauriliburg; Barbara Behv-
man, Greensboro; Flora Kate Bethea,
Latta. S. C.; Margaret Blanchard, Rose
Ulll; Carrie Bowers, Littleton; Sue
Brewer, Wake Forest; Evelyn Britt,
St. Pauls; Margaret Bullard, Raleigh;
Helen Canady, Raleigh; Catherine
Canady, Kinston; Luclle Cates,
Mebane; Edlee Cates, Burlington; Mar
garet June Childs, Llncolnton; Annie
Elizabeth Coward, Goldsboro; Beth
Crabtree, Raleigh; Carolyn Crltcher,
Lexington; Mildred Ann Crltcher, Lex
ington; Mildred Crowder, High Point;
iFrleda Culberson, Asheville; Jessie
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TO BE IN ANNUAL
MRS. ELLA HARRIS PASSES
AFTER THREE WE€K’S ILLNESS
Funfiral For Mother of Faculty
Member Held On
Mrs. Ella Peri'y Harris, mother of
Dr. Julia H. Harris who is head of
the English Department at Meredith,
died early Sunday morning, February
21, Her death came after three weeks
lllnesa following a heart attack. Mrs.
Harris was 77 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted at'
3:30 Monday afternoon by Reverend
Mr. Forrest Feezor at the Tabernacle
Baptist Church, oC which Mrs. Har
ris ' was a member.
She was born near Rolesville, but
had made her home in Raleigh since
she was twelve. Since 1923 she had
lived on the Meredith campus with
her daughter, Dr. Harris.
Mrs. Harris took nurses' training
at Rex Hospital thirty years ago and
for a short time was superintendent
there. From 1909 to 1923 she had
charge of the State College Hospital,
serving successively under Drs. Mc
Kee, Tucker, Haywood, and Yar
She was the daughter of Capt.
Robert Sidney Perry and Julia Perry
and the wifo of Thomas Harris. Sur
viving her, in addition to Di\ Harris,
are a haif-brotiier, R. B. Perry of Ra
leigh; a sister Mrs. W. M. Wray of
Wilson; and a son. Thomas Harris, of
Trenton, N. Y.
Frances Pittman Interviews
Members of Shakespeare Troupe
AILEEN SNOW IS
AWARDED HOCKEY STICK
Dorothy D. Browne To Reign
At May-Day Festival
MR. HOLLIDAY ADDED TO
STAFF AS FIELD SECRETARY
Urges Cooperation of Students
In Increasing The En
Maid of Honor and Attendants
MRS. SORRELL TO BE IN
CHARGE OF EXERCISE
Juniors Win Loving Cup In Inter
March 12 Date Set For Presen
tation of One*Act
“Trifles*' by Susan GlaspcU, and
"Overtones," by Anna Gerstenberg will
be given by the Phi and Astro societies
respectively, in the annual drama con*
test, which will take place on March
12. Tryouts for the plays were held
Thut-sdaly, February 25, but the casts
are not yet complete. As Is the cus«
tom, these plays were suggested by a
committee and then chosen by the
presidents q( the societies.
"Overtones” Is a dramatic one-act
play with four bharacters; Harriet and
Margaret, cultured women, and Hetty
and Maggie, their incorrigible, primi
tive selves. “Trifles”, is also a one-act
play, with a cast of three men and two
women: George Henderson, county at*
torney, Henry Peters, sherlfT, I^ewis
Hale, a neighboring farmer, Mrs. Peters
and Mrs. Hale.
The plays will be judged on the basis
of acting^ staging, costuming, and
make-up. The winning society will be
awarded the banner which has been
in the possession of the Astro society
since the custom was begun.
Both 0^ the. plays will be directed
by Mrs. List.
“Where were you born, Mr. Selman?”
"I was born in Canada, but don’t
ask we when.”
There the interview rested while I
wondered what Interviewers ask be
sides when and where people are born.
At that particular moment, I couldn’t
think of a thing to ask that would be
avidly read. Now both dates and birth
places—^they’re what Thb Twig’s public
Is after. At least so I figured it. How
ever, Mr. Selman stepped my racing,
rationalizing, reverie by laughing at
my obvious predicament and actually
suggesting something himself.
The interview was'most instructive
and' satisfactory. I learned that Mr.
Selman, one of Che best known Shake
spearean actors of the American stage,
has been in the legitimate theatre
since he was fourteen and almost con
tinuously since be was eighteen. Since
that time he has had more than six
hundred roles of every conceivable
sort. When he first entered the theater,
young men who were beginners had
to be in the theater three years before
they knew.how to walk. When they
knew this they might begin to have
speaking roles. Young actors, though,
were called “walking gentlemen” and
were tutored every day 'by the older
actors of the company.
Next in' order was Joseph Robert
Selman, actor, journalist, radio an
nouncer, and the son of- hts father,
Joseph Selman. Junior was fresh trom
the Broadway Othello of Walter Hms-
ton, in which he understudied Brian
Aherne as lago. With thts Mt of New
York at hand, I decided to get a first
hand account of the Hamlet feud. It
is Mr. Selman's opinion that Leslie
Howard’s performance was far superior
to that of John Gielgud. Or perhaps
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On Thursday morning, February 18,
the junior class made its annual award
to tbe most valuable player on the
freshman hockey team. This year the
award — a hookey stick — went to
Aileen Snow of Maplewood, N. J. This
>ylnner is always selected on the basis
of value as a player, enthusiasm,
ability to interest others, and good
At the same time Martha Messenger,
president of the athletic association,
awarded to Anne Poteat, captain of the
junior hockey team, the silver loving
cup, given each year to the winner o(
the Inter-cIass hockey matches.
Pauline Davis, president of the Mono
gram Club, explained the point system
by which credit Is given for participa
tion in the various sports, and awarded
letters for excelling in sports to the
following: Nell Choate, Frances Olive,
Cora Lee Mills, Kllton Peele, Vivian
Buffaloe, and Eleanor Rodwell. Har
riet Rose and Martha Messenger, who
already held sport letters were awarded
stars. The earning of a letter auto
matically puts a student into the Mono
Mr. Holliday has recently been add
ed to the staff of Meredith College as
Qeld secretary. Mr. Holliday comes
to the college from Southern College
in Virginia, and is well qualified for
thts position. He has had twenty
years of experience in field repre
sentation for colleges, having visited
many of the first class high schools
In Qie countiT In the interest of col
lege attendance. At Meredith bis
principal work will be with the high
School seniors in North Carolina and
neighboring states. He will also
handle all enrollments and corres
pondence relative to the matriculation
of both new and old students.
Mr. Holliday especially asks that
all old students as quickly as pos
sible reserve their rooms, so that he
may find out which rooms will be
available for new students. May 1 has
been set as final day for a choice of
Old students are urged by Mr. Hol
liday to bring to his o/nce the names
and addresses of any prospective
students who might be interested in
I'ecelving a catalogue. He is depend
ing on the old students to do their
parts in increasing the enrollment,
having held meetings with each of
the four classes asking each student
to cooperate with him in this w&y.
SECOND SHOWING OF FALL
Dorothy Deane Browne of Ahoskie
was elected to reign Queen of the
May at the annual exercises to be
held in the Meredith grove Saturday
afternoon. May 1. She has selected
Nell Choate of Salisbury to be Maid
of Honor. Dorothy Deane Is the col
lege marshal and, as well as a mem
ber of several societies on the cam
pus, a member of the nominating com
mittee. The May Queen is chosen
from the senior class 'by the entire
Two attendants were elected to rep
resent each class; they are as follows:
Mildred Crowder, High Point, Marjorie
McKaughan, Wake Forest, seniors;
Hazel Bass, Farmvllle, Kate. Mills
Suiter, Scotland Neck, juniors; Lucille
Jones, Concord, Frances ' Ross, Bur
lington, sophomores; Nancy Brewer,
Wake Forest, and Virginia Trostel,
The program for the afternoon will
be under the direction of Mrs. Ger
trude Royster Sorrell, head of the
physical education department.
A YEAR AGO
Total of ninety-four make first
semester honor rolls.
Court declares Meredith blameless
in Silver case.
Alden G.^Alley discusses Ethiopia.
Dr. Hill conducts Week of Deeper
Civic Music Association presents
the Vlonna Choir Boys.
Ralph McDonald, candidate for
governor, speaks to the Student
League of Women Voters.
Mr. Riley announces the addition
of a biography course to the his
Mrs. Sorrell Inaugurates recrea
tion evening series.
Orchestra organized under . the
direction of Miss Wagar.
Juniors lose first basketball game
of the year to seniors; freshmen
Westminster Chorus gives pro
gram In Memorial Auditorium.
"The Ladies of Cranford’’ was spon
sored by the Raleigh Meredith Alum-
uas Tuesday evening, February 16,
in the Meredith auditorium. ‘There
was a change in the cast; Mary Faye
McMillan took the role that Lettle
Hamlet had, and Iris Rose Gibson
took Mary Faye’s part, The' proceeds
went to the Raleigh Alumnae.
The cast.of characters Is as follows:
Mary Smith—^Kate Covington.
Jessie Brown—Carolyn Parker
Martha—Mary Johnson McMillan.
Miss Matty—Susan Rudlsill.
Miss Barker—Mary Faye McMlUau.
Miss Pole—Margaret Love Clarke.
Mrs. Forrester—Anndbell^ Hollowell.
Mrs. Purkis—Pearl Huffman.
The Hon. Mrs. Jamison—Iris Rose
BRAHMS CONCERT GIVEN
IN MEREDITH AUDITORIUM
Glee Club and Music Faculty Pre
sent Sixth of Concert
SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDY
COURSE TO BE OFFERED
The Sunday school stitdy course will
be held during the week of March
1-5. Vacation Bible School Work will
be taught by Mrs. A. V. Washbiirn,
The Young People's Dej>artment of
the Sunday aohool by Miss Velma
Preston, Svilding a Standard Sunday
sohpol by.Mrs. L. L. Morgan, and How
to Win For Christ by Dr. Carl M.
It is to be hoped that as many as
possible will avail themselves of the
opportunities which are offered by
A concert devoted entirely to the
compositions of Johannes Brahms was
given in the Meredith College Audi
torium Tuesday evening, February 23,
at eight o’clock. This was the sixth
of the faculty series.
Another concert of Brahms music
w4iich was announced for last Sunday
afternoon was cancelled because of
the death of Mrs. Ella Harris. For this
reason anil because of the illness ot
two faculty members who were sched^
uled to appear on the Tuesday program;
numbers taken trom the two programs
were rendered. They were as follows:
The Wonderful Inn; Beware—Glee
Adagio from D Minor Sonata—Ed
gar H. Alden.
A Tremor's in the Branches: Bird
in Air' Will Stray Afar; From Yon
Hills the Torrent Speeds—Glee Club
with violin and fouivhand piano ac
Trio in C Major—^Allegro;' Andante
Con'Moto; Scherzo; Allegro Glocosa—
Meredith College Trio.
Several members of the music fac
ulty of the University ot North Caro
lina were to have had part. in the
original program. They are Glen Hay-
don, clarinet, Kathryn Kennard, ’cello,
and Peter Hansen, Piano.
The Meredith Trio Is made up of
Mr. Alden,. violinist, Mlea Pauline
Wagar, 'cellist, and Miss Aileen Mc
The Glee Club sang under the direc
tion ot Miss Ethel Rowland and were
accompanied by Evelyn Britt and