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Volume XVn
PuUUfhed Biweekly aa the Official Or^n of the Student Body of Meredith Collese
Meredith Stunt Day
fTo Be October 30th
Class Stunts Crowning
Feature; Athletic
Contests
October 30 has been decided
upon by the Meredith student body
as the date for Stunt Day, which Is
one of the biggest events ol the
Meredith year. Many ot the
alumnae wilt return for the day
and Uke part in the activities.
Tbe clasB having the largest per
centage ot students present (or the
Pallo and afternoon events will
again be rewarded by reserved
seata (or Stunt Night. This Is a
distinct convenience as well as an
honor. * .
Tbe afternoon activities begin
with the Pallo, a parade ot the
members of each class, The girls
wear clever and original coatumea,
and a prize. will be given to the
best costumed - class.' After the
Pallo, there will be exciting con
tests and races between the classes.
Then there will be the alumnae-
student contests In various sports.
Margaret Kramer, ot the class ot
'37, will' be in charge ot alumnae
sports, and Betty Vernon, minor
aports manager, will direct tbe
students. One ot tbe features ot
the afternoon is the Impromptu
stunt presented by the alumnae.
After the contests there will be
step-singing on the steps of the
Administration Building. This is
^iih-
presslve events ot the day. Each
class will sing its class song and
will be judged by the way it la
rendered. The Athletic Associa
tion also present a prize ot five
dollars to the elrl who writes tbe
best music for the class song.
The crowning event ot the day
will be tbe presentation ot the class
stunts in the evening. There is
always the keenest ot competition
between the classes over the stunts
and some remarkable and excel
lent dramatic productions have
been given. The classes have
begun work on their stunts and
have tbe next month in which to
prepare them tor presentation.
They will be Judged on the basis ot
originality, production, and ability
to stay within the time limit.
When the stunts are over the
Judges will make their decision
and a silver loving cup will be
. awarded to the class which wins
first prize. Then tbe winners ot
all afternoon contests will be an
nounced and prizes given. To take
honors on Stunt Day Is the aim of
all Meredith classes and the cup
is the moat coveted ot all tbe col
lege trophies.
Stunt Day is sponsored by tbe
Athletic Association and will be
directed by Harriet Rose, presi
dent of the association.
The Acorn Presents
Two New Features
TheArst tssueof "The Acorn,V
students’ Ut«rAry magazine,
wil) be (listrlbatcd October 10.
This Issne ot “The Acom” will
Include several new features.
There will bo • new fenture
colnmn, ‘'Qnlps and Qoiddl-
ties,” written by Jane Yelver*
ton. This column wlU be writ*
ten in picturesque speccli and
will matce use of boners.
The exchange coliimn, also
written by Jane Yelverton, will
be different this year. Instead
of giving excerpts from sevenU
college newspapers and maga
zines, It will bo more of a dl«
gest. The editor of this column
will suggest several ortlclee
that she thinks will be interest*
ing to the students.
There will also be the regu«
lar stories, essays, poems, and
book reviews.
Juno Pay Sewell is tbe edl*
tor, and Mary Herring Is the
business manager ot “The
Acorn.”
DR. COOPER TO
FRESENTORCiN
• LL
MEREDITH COLLEGE. RALEIGH, N, C„ OCTOBER 15, 1937
ilQR SUPERLATIV
(1) Mirvlno Garrett, “Miss Meredith”; (2) Margaret OBrlan, most beantlful: (8) Anne Pot„i.t.
wittiM, (7) Annlo Long Bradsher, catest; (8) Frances Tatum, most Intellectual- Darnti.v’
Howard, most original, ,0) Haze. Bass, most stylish, („, j«^e Pay JZSZ
Program Will Include
Compostions of
deBricqueville, Bach,
Franck and Vierne.
HANY SENIORS TEACH
IN THE an SCHOOLS
34 Meredith Girls Do
Supervised Teach
ing During Fall
A large number of Meredith stu
dents have gone into tbe public
schools of Raleigh to do supervised
teaching. Among those teaching in
the graded eohools are: Annie L.
Bradsher, second grade, at Fred
Qlds, Leola Gray, fourth grade, at
Pred Oldsi Helen Edwards, third
grade, at Boylan Heights; Mary F.
Mills, fourth grade, at Boylan
Heights; Jennie R. Newby, second
grade, at Boylan Heights; Harriet
Rose, fifth and sixth grades, at Boy-
Ian Heights; Mary B. Beil, second
- grade, at Hayes-Barton; Nannie M.
Brown, third grade, at Hayes-Bar-
ton; Bernice Ricks, fourth grade,
at Hayes-Barton; Annie Vannoy,
fl^tb grade, at Wiley: Sara L. Wil
liamson, sixth grade, at Wiley; Dot
Haywood (to be placed), Margaret
Weatherspoon, se$ond grade, at
Wiley.
.The following will teach In the
Raleigh high schools: Betsye Ad
ams, mathematics, at Hugh Mor-
son: Grace Betts, BngUsh, at Hugh
Morson; Bmlly Bradsher, Bngllah,
Hugh Morson; France's Garriss,
history, Hugh Morson; BUiel
Jones, home eoonomlcB, Hugh'Mor-
•on; Nellie Mettrey, French, Hugh
‘‘'Motmb; Klltpn Peele, chemistry,
T^Mtlnued on page 4.
Dr. Harry E. Cooper, Dean ot
Music, will present an organ re
cital October 22. He was former
ly bead ot the Department of Mu
sic at Ottawa University, Ottawa,
Kansas, and succeeds Leslie P.
Spelman, who Is now at the Uni
verslty ot Redlands, Redlands,
California.
The program will Include:
Prelude and Fugue in D
major Bach
This brilliant prelude and fugue
were written during tbe master's
Weimar period. ' They possess
charming freedom and vigor and.
were probably intended for concert
use and not for the church serv
Ice.
Cantablle in B MaJor....i^rancfc
This cantablle has been aptly
described aa “the loving, un
hurried lingering over beauty.”
Cesar Franck, the great Belg^lan
composer, is perhaps best known
for his Symphony in D Minor and
the three Chordes tor Organ.. For
many years be was organist ot St.
Chatilde, Paris.
Christus Resurrexit..AavaneKe
An Easter song ot triumph in
which the trumpets are heard to
reiterate time and again “Christ Is
RIsent Christ Is Risen Today."
Slcilllenne Weitz
This charmingly polished, yet
essentially dignlfled number, 1s
one ot the worthwhile recent con
trlbutlons to organ literature. Quy
Weltz Is a great London organist.
Marche Champetre Botk
A delicate “rustic” march.
Etude tor the Pedals
Alone deBrioguevitle
Intermezzo .Ferrari
Qustav Ferrari Is an organist ot
Qeneva, Switzerland.
Oarlllon de West
minster TifTne
—Continued on page 4.
National Collegiate
Press Convention to
Be Held In Chicago
The sixteenthnational conven
tion ot Associated Collegiate Press
will meet in Chicago, October 14-
10. The convention Is a three-day
short course /in all problems ot
collegiate publishing, plus In
spirational talks and a generous
mixture ot tun. -
A total ot tour hundred and four
college publishers representing one
hundred ,and slxty-nlne' publica
tions In one hundred and thirty*
five colleges and universities were
present at the Louisville confer-
ence last year. This year's crowd
is expected to be even larger.
SUSANNE FISHER
WILL APPEAR IN
coraM.s
Jan Snneterlin, Pianist,
Trudi Schoop’s Comic
Ballet, and National
Symphony. Orchestra
Complete the Year’s
Program.
Four outstanding artists of
music and the dance will be
brought to Raleigh this tall by
the Civic Music Association. The
first concert ot tbe year will be
given November 8, by Susanne
Fisher, youthful lyric soprano of
the Metropolitan Opera Company,
Miss Fisher was reared on a farm
in West Virginia; she received.her
musical training at the Cincinnati
Conservatory of Music, Juililard
and the Berlin Hochscule for Mu-
sik. She made her debut in 1931
at the Berlin Staatsoper where she
remained for three seasons sing
ing lyric roles.
Her next two seasons were spent
at the Opera Comiaue in Paris
where she sang leading soprano
roles in “Mahon," “La Boheme/’
“Butterfly," and “Louise." On
December 26, 1936, she made her
debut at the Metropolitan in the
role ot “Butterfly." She has sung
In fourteen subsequent per
formances there with five different
roles.
Jan Smeterlln, Polish-born musi
cl^, will play here in a concert
December 13. He Is recognized
throughout Europe aa a pianist ot
—Continued on page 4.
SILVER SHIELD PLANS
TO SELECT HEHBERS
Members of the Silver Shield
Honor Society will ineet soon to
elect two associate members from
the Junior Class. They will choose
these on^the basis of constructive
leadership, Christian character, and
service to the school.
Only six members of the Senior
Class are given full standing in
this organisation, which was in
stigated by the class of '36 for tbe
purpose of recognizing girls who
have proved themselves outstand
ing In perpetuating the Ideals ot
Meredith. The aim is to bring
about an understanding between
tbe student^ and faculty, promote
a well-rounded student life, and
set^a hlgh standard ot honor and
coiiiierBtlon in the student body,
Tbe members this year «r«:
Margaret O'Brlan, president, who
■~Oontinued on page 4.
Kappa Nu Sigma
Officers Elected
For *37-^38 Sessioa
At a recent meeting of the
Nu SIngma Honor Socle*
ty, officers current year
were elected. Adelaide 'Hat*#
of Norwood, senior editor of
‘‘Oak Leav^” is president of
tlio society. Other offlcen are:
Ethel Jones of Oary, president
of (Jte. fowl 1^* Olab, Ttc«>
prMidrat; Nancy Powell of
Wlnston>SaIccn, vice • president
of the Astrotekton Literary So*
cl^y, siecretary-treasurer, and
Frances Tatum, editor of “The
Twig," reporter. Dr. Helen
Price, professor of Latin and
Greek, Is correspondent.
Bach year the society spon*
sors a lecture, and at this time
Junior members are received.
Object of the society Is to on*
courage and reward good schol*
arshlp, and scholarship...is Itie
primary basis for election, other
activities being token into con*
sideration only In case of a tie.
An average grade ot B on all
work is essential for election to
membership, and students of
high standing are elected at the
—Continued on page 4.
WORKS OF BACH
AltDSTOESSELIN
VIOLIN RECITAL
'."■■•V- .■
Mr. and Mfg. AVaeir
Give Second of Fac
ulty Concerts
The second Id tho series of fac
ulty concerts will be given Mon
day, October 29, by Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar H. Alden. Miss Aileen Mc
Millan will be the accompanist.
The program for tUe violin recital
is as follows:
Suite Antique Sioewel
Bourree
Sarabande
Rlgaudon
Aria
Gigue
Gondollera -^fisfcojosfci-ifni'tntamt
Impromtu Qoosens
Andante trom.Serenade....Sin(Jf«ff
Concerto In D Minor Bach
Vivace
Largo ma non tanto
Allegro
Astros and Phis Receive
New Girk Into Societies
The friendly rivalry between the
Phllaretian Society and the As-
rotekton Society reached its peak
on Saturday, October 2. when all
new girls on our campus made
tbeir decision In favor ot one ot
the societies. The new girls
marched down purple and white
and yellow and white draped aisles
and turned right to the Joy ot the
Phis or left to the happiness ot the
Astros. In the crowd and con
fusion all names of new members
were not recorded, but to date the
count gives the Astros 126 to the
Phis, 94. Following this pledging
each society formally took in new
members Monday evening, October
4. Tbe Phllaretian Society held
their traditional beautiful installa
tion service in the Phi Hall. The
Astrotekton Society initiated their
new members in true Astro style
and then held a brief celebration
in tbe eociety hall.
Decision Day was pr^eded by a
week ot rushing by the society
members. Each society gave Us an
nual party on Monday, September
24. At 6:46 the Phis escorted the
new girls to the "Phi Fair" In pro
cess in tbe Pbl Hall. The guests
were taken through all the stands
In which many marvelous per
formances were to be found. The
singing by Alice Bruton and Doro
thy Haywood and the dancing by
Nell Williams and Emily Bradsher
were popular attractions. After
seeing all the side shows, the
guests were taken to the refresh
ment stand.
At 8100 o’clock the new girls
were witnesses to an impressively
beautiful wedding in the Astro
Hall when Margaret O'Brien, Miss
New-Girl, became the bride of
Jenny Reid Newby, Mr. Astro-Tek-
ton. The musical program wns
rendered by Mary Gavin, soloist,
and Emily Bethume, pianist.
Bridesmaids and ushers were
chosen from the old members ot
the society.
On Friday night the Phllaretlans
held their annual display ot fire
works in the college court, and the
Astrotekton annual candlelight
singing service on the steps ot the
dining hall. Then after breakfast
on Decision Day a large plane flew
low over the college court, drop
ping small planes on which were
Invitations to Iwcome Astros, A
little while later; a fire truck,
complete with siren, hose, ladders,
and firemen, came up the drive.
New girls were ridden to the gate
and back at an invitation of tlie
Phis.
Officers of the Astrotekton
Society are: Kate Mills Suiter,
president; Geraldine Tuttle, secre
tary; Nancy Brewer, treasurer.
Phllaretian ottlcers are: Carolyn
Parker, president; Mary Stewart,
rice president; Mary Martin, aeore-
tfry; and Sarah Oole, treasurer.
Number 2
Mirvine Garrett Wins
Title “Miss Meredith”
FRESHMAN PRESIDENT
Margaret O’Brian,
Most Beautiful; Har
riet Rose, Most Ver
satile; Wilba Mills
Unanimously Elected
Most Athletic.
VIRGINIA MORGAN
PLAYWRITING
CONTEST ENDS
mmm ist
Week’s Production of
Prize Winning" Plays
Guaranteed by Fed
eral Theatre Project.
Announcement ot the postpone
ment of the closing date of the
College Playwritlng Contest to
ftovem'Der- more than
doubled the number of scripts'en
tered, according to the joint
sponsors, the WPA Federal
Theatre Project and its National
Collegiate Advisory Committee,
Entries received thus far In
dlcate a preference tor “poetic
drama" o£ tho typo Maxwell Ander
son has recently brought Into prom
Inence. Plays dealing with
social problems, both on the
campus and off, seem to predom
Inate. Scripts from every region
ot the country and from colleges
ot all types are being read by the
Judges.
Originally scheduled to closo on
September 1st, tho contest period
was extended two months to en
able student Dlaywi'lghts to rework
their scripts on the advice of their
drama Drofeesors after the opening
ot college this fall.
Any regularly enrolled student
in an American collcgo inny sub
mit an original full-tength script.
There Is no restriction of theme
but the direct observation ot con
temporary American life will be
preferred.
"A contestant can show what is
happening to people—all sorts ot
people. In America today,” Hallle
Flanagan, national director of the
project, said In discussing the pos
sibilities ot play material on the
observation of contemporary
American life.
“Not that the plays should be
restricted to a study ot the one
third of our nation which is Ill-
housed, Ill-clad, ill-nourished,
though these millions are so In
escapably a part ot America today,
that they are subjects tor drama.
“Even more potently,” Mrs.
—Continued on page 4.
ART DEPARTMENT TO
SHOWNE^FEATURES
The Art Department has ar
ranged for two ouutanding fea
tures which will be shown at the
college In about two weeks. One
of the features is a three-reel
movie entitled, “We’re All Artists,”
which Is to be secured through the
Harmon Foundation. This movie
will be an instructive one, dealing
with such subjects as simple de
sign, the Influence of machinery
on art, the development and im
provement of personal taste, and
how art is serving a useful pur
pose.
The other feature coming soon
Is an exhibit of color prints ot
paintings by modern masters of
the Intpresslonlst and past-lmpres-
slonlst schools. Tbe exhibit will
be loaned by the Metropolitan
Museum ot Art.
Mirvine Garrett of Greens
boro was unanimously elected
“Miss Meredith” at a meeting
of the Senior Class held in the
rotunda Tuesday night, Octo
ber 5. Mirvine is president of
the student body and has re
ceived many other honors
while attending Meredith. She
is among “Who’s Who in
American Universities and
Colleges,” and is a member of
the Silver Shield Honor So
ciety.
Harriet Rose ot Wadesboro,
president of the Athletic Associa
tion, was voted the most versa-,
tile, and Wllba Mills of Aj>ex,
president of the Monogram Club,
was chosen most athletic by a
unanimous vote of the class.
The title ot most beautiful was
voted to Margaret O’Brian, Ashe-
boro, president of the Silver
Shield. Anne Poteat. president of
the Senior Class, was unanimously
chosen most popular.
Other superlatives chosen
were: Annie Long Bradsher, Rox-
boro, the cutest; Frances Tatum
ot Fayetteville, editor of The Twia
most Intellectual: Hazel Bass ot
Parmvllle, college marshal, was
’be.,^5'08t stylish: Lillian
Poe, Oxford, a88(Kyai”eaYitr. o'
The Acorn, the wittiest; Dorothy
Howard of Weldon, the moat orig
inal, and June Fay Sewell, editor
of The Acorn, chosen best all
round town student. Miss Sewell
Is from SetCner, Fla.
The meeting was presided over
by Anne Poteat ot Shanghai.
China, president ot the class.
Plans for the stunt wei-e discussed
and chairmen for the various com
mittees were appointed, as fol
lows: Jane Yelverton, Raleigh,
staging; Elizabeth Henley, Ra
leigh, writing; Kilton. Peele ot
Goldsboro, propei-tles; Virginia
Penny ot Cary, costumes; Eleanor
Rodwell, Norllna, programs; Emi
ly Bethume, Bunn Level, music,
and,Wllba Mills, vice-president of
the class, will be In charge of tbe
seniors Stnnt Day.
MEREDITH STUDENTS
TO PARTICIPATE IN
B.S.U. CONVENTION
The B. S. U. Convention this
year will be held at Appalachian
State College In Boone October
22-24.
Of most Importance on the pro
gram will be Dr, Herbert Gezark
who spoke last year at the B. S. U.
Retreat at Ridgecrest. The topic
of his address Is not known yet.
but an Interesting fact about his
life is that he Is a native ot Ger
many and came to America sev
eral years ago because ot the con
ditions In Germany.
Meredith College will have a def
inite part on the program. A
group ot Meredith students will
present a musical tableau, "My All
for Christ." Dorothy Lowderwllk'
will be the pianist for tlie conven
tion. Two other Meredith girls will
have parts on the program, “Chris
tian victories In Student Lite To
day." These will be five minute
talks presented by Barbara Behr-
man whose topic will be, “My Ex
perience In World Affairs,” based
on her European trip, and Mar
garet Lee Liles whose topic will be,
"My Experience In the State.”
Miss Liles has been connected
with Sunday School field work in
the state this suntmer. One min
ute reports will be read by a rep
resentative from each campus
telling some one thing that has
been done in the last year that
will mean tlie most to other
students.
A bus will go straight from
Raleigh, the fare being |4.26 (dr
the round trip.
    

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