Published Biweekly as the Official Organ of ihe Student Body of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., NOVEMBER 5, 1938
Meeting In Raleigh
Meredith Presenting Three Bills in Student
Assembly; Main Speakers for Bills Are M.
Chmielinski, M. MacLennan, A. E. Coward,
H. Macintosh, M. B. Palmer, F. Summerlin;
Twelve Additional Speakers.
Meredith will be well repreeent*
ed at the Student Legislative As
sembly that meets November 4 and
6 here In Raleigh, Some eeventeen
or eighteen colleges will participate
In the debates, and ai'ound twenty-
flve glrlB from various of these col
leges will be guests on the Mere
dith campus during the legislature.
The blits that are to be presented
from Meredith ond the speakers
Bill re “Sex Education in Our
High Schools" — First spealcer.
Marysla Chmiellnalcl (House); flrst
speaker, Marietta MacLennan (Sen
ate); additional speakers: Olive
Hamrick, Bula Lee McLellan, Mar
guerite Whitley, Helen Sams.
Bill re “Trade High Schools in
North Carolina" — First sjieaker,
Annie Bllzabeth Coward (House);
flrst speaker. Helen Macintosh
(Senate); additional speakers;
Sarah Moore Bryant. Kay Kemp,
Prances Snow, Ruth Martin.
Bill re “Stricter Safety Laws in
North Corolina" — First speaker;
Mary Blanche Palmer (House);
flrst speaker, Frances Summerlin
(Senate); additional speakers:
Martha Olive, Mary Sue Jackson,
ETvelyn Levine, Rosanna Barnes
Annie Bllzabeth Coward la the
Meredith chairman of our delega
Meredith students are Invited to
fill In the galleries this afternoon.
Series of Meetings by
Dr. McQuilkin in
On Tuesday, October 18, we had
as guest speaker in chapel. Dr.
McQulIkan, president of the Co
lumbia Bible School in Columbia,
Although he himself is a Pi'es-
byterian. Dr McQullkIn agreed to
conduct a series of meetings at the
Tabernacle Baptist Church during
the week of October 16 through
October 23. The young people of
the church sponsored the meetings
and were the most greatly bene-
fitted by them. On Monday eve
ning the young people invited as
their particular guests, the Sunday
School Departments. .On Tuesday,
they Invited the deacons of the
church, and on Wednesday the
Women's Missionary Society. In
stead of the regular meeting, a din
ner was given on Saturday at
which the young people gave testi
mony as to their actual experi
ences in Christian living. On Sun
day, November 6, Avc students
from the Columbia Bible School
will visit the Tabernacle Baptist
Church and speak to the different
departments In (he Sunday School.
‘Taming of the Shrew’
Under Auspices of
On November 18, the Avon
players, sponsored by the senior
class, will present, "The Taming
of the Shrew," In the Meredith
auditorium at 8 o'clock. They
have played here (or the past two
years but are presenting their
flrst comedy this fall. In previous
years they presented "Othello,”
anil ‘'Hamlet." They will be at
Duke on November 17, and will
oome to Raleigh the following
morning. The Avon players have
many more characters than they
had last year and are still under
the direction of Joseph Selman.
The tickets will be forty cents to
college students and Qfty cents to
STUNT DAY GETS
Student and Alumnae
Sports, Class Compe
tition and Individual
Sports Make Up Ma
jor EJvents of Day.
This year, as Is the custom on
Stunt Day, the activities of Satur
day, November 5th, will begin with
a program presented by the entire
student body In front of the admin
This event Is known as the'
“Pallo," and the object of each
class Is to surpass the others In
sportsmanship and general partici
pation. The class having the larg
est attendance, on a percentage ba
sis, will have reserved seats In the
auditorium Saturday night.
Carolyn Crltcher, college cheer
leader, will be assisted by the
newly elected class cheerleaders In
encouraging the partlclpanCs In the
alumnae-student activities. The
other cheerleaders include: Doro
thy Willson, senior class; Kathleen
Mallory Jackson and Mary Virginia
Council, Junior class; Juanita
Stalnback, sophomore class, and
Virginia Lancaster and Evelyn
Ourrin, freshman doss.
The program for the afternoon
will be as follows:
8:15-4:30 o’clock—Alumnae • Stu
4;30-5:00 o’clock—Bicycle Race.
The activities of the afternoon
will be centered In the court from
3:30-4:10 o’clock. There, sports will
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FAMOUS WOMAN POET
AT ST. Vim OCT. 19
Miss Millay, Noted Author,
Gives Readings Prom
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amer
ica’s foremost woman poet, gave
readings from her sonnets and
poems at Saint Mary's, Oct. 19,
1936. She gave almost all her read
ings from poems which have been
She Is the noted author of “Wine
from These Qrapes.''- Besides her
poems she has been acclaimed for
her sonnets. Her writings include
"Renascence and Other Poems,'’
“Pigs from Thistles," “Aria da
Capo," "The Lamp and the Bell."
“Two Slatterns and a King,’’ "The
King’s Henchman," "Fatal Inter
view," and "Conversation at Mid
night." In 1927 the Metropolitan
Opera had "The King’s Henchman"
put to music by Deems Tnylor.
Miss Millay graduated from Vas-
sar College In 1917. She published
"Renascence and Other Poems" In
that year. Pour years after her
graduation from Vassar, Miss Mil-
lay won the Pulitzer PrUe 'for the
best book of verse published in
thot year, v
Miss Nell Battle Lewis In her
column "Incidentally' In the Ra-
loigh Nmos and Observer, says that
Miss Millay reached her poetic
peak in the early 20's. Miss Lewis
continues by saying that although
her early poems were the most love
ly and moving of all her poetry,
she only rend her more recent
ones. Miss Lewis suld by omitting
her eorllor work from her reading
hero she was unconsciously saying,
See—I am etlll a line poet, even
twenty years after I flrst gained
fame. In witness, listen to this,
which I wrote only yesterday."
Many Meredith girls heard Miss
Millay lecture and read from her
The class presidents, reading right to left, ore: Mary Martin, senior; Dorothy Green, Junior; Helen
Byrd, sophomore; Mary Elisabeth Holloway, freshman.
DUO PIANO TEAM
First of Civic Music
Concert Series by
Josef and Roslna Lhevlnne, noted
duo-plano team, appeared In the
flrst of the regular series of con
certs sponsored by the Raleigh
Civic Music Association at the
Hugh Morson Auditorium at 8:80
p.m., October 25.
The Russian-born musicians met
In Moscow where they were study
ing at the Moscow Imperial Con
servatory, Both artists won the
Rubensieln Medals upon gradua
Eight days after their graduation
Mr. and Mrs. Lhevlnne were
married. For a while she gave up
her career, but,.after a tew months,
they were received with such ac
claim at a charity concert that the:^
began to tour together. This year
will mark their fortieth year as
marital and music partners.
In the flrst part of the program
the Lhevlnnes rendered the Bach
Chorals, '’In Thee Is Joy" and
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring" and
Mozart’s “Sonata In D Major.'’
In the second part of the pro
gram Mr. Lhevlnnie played alone.
His fii'st three numbers were by
Chopin, "Impromptu In F Sharp
Major," "Masurka, Opus 60, No. 8,'’
and "Scheriso In C Sharp Minor,”
He next played Liszt’s arrange
ment of three numbers by Busoni;
"Valse Oublee In F Sharp Major,"
“Onomenirelgen,” and “La Camp-
As his solo encores, the musician
played two numbers by Chopin,
'•Etude In Double Thirds” and
"Prelude In B Plat Minor, Opus 16."
In the third part of the pi'ogram
the artists appeared together
again playing Debussy’s “Fetes,"
'L’Apres Midi d'un Faune," “Im
promptu Opus 86" from Schu
mann's '‘Manfred” and Johann
Strauss' '‘Blue Danube Waltz,'’
The encores which Mr. and Mrs,
Lhevlnno gave were Soint Saens’
“Trumpet Septette Gavotte" and
“Rhythm" by Manuel Infaute.
The second of the concerts given
by the Civic Music Association will
be a recital by Joseph Bentonelli,
American tenoi', December 6.
Stunt Day Program
3:15-4;30 Alumnae-Student Ac
4:60-5:00 Bicycle Race,
DURE HOST TO N. C.
Meredith “Twig” and “Acorn"
Represented by Editors Kay
Midgett and C. Johnson
The North Corolina Collegiate
Press Association met at the Wash
ington Duke Hotel In Durham, No
vember 8, 4, and 6, under the lead
ership of Walt James, president ot
the association. Duko University
was the host for the colleges which
were represented. The convention
meets each spring and fall, The
last convention was held at Hotel
Charlotte In Charlotte with David
son and Queen Chlcora as Joint
host and hostess.
The representatives discussed the
pro and con on points of the pub
lications. The press whose publica
tions won the greatest recognition
were rewarded. The criticism is In
tended to help the representatives
Improve their publications.
The program is as follows:
2:00 to 5:00—Registration, lobby.
Hotel Washington Duke.
8:00—Meeting of ofBcers.
10:00—General meeting and wel
come, Union Ballroom, West Cam
1;00—Luncheon, Union Ballroom.
3:00—Group Meetings, Union,
6:00—Banciuet, Washington Duke
9:00—Business session, Washing
ton Duko Hotel.
Meredith was represented by
Kathleen Midgett, editor of Thk
Twki, Helen Jones, managing edi
tor, Carolyn Critcher, business
manager and Catherine Johnson
and Jane Washbui'n of The Aconi
A. A. Board Shows
May Day Pictures
On Octobor 30, another.In the
series of college movies was shown
Immediately after dinner In the
Astro Hull. These motion pic
tures are sponsored by the A. A.
Board and are under tho super
vision of Alta Crltcher, president
of tho Meredith Athletic Associa
tion. This particular fllm was
taken last May Day and featured
Hazel Bass, the May Queen, Elllza-
both Elliot, the mald-of-honor, and
the court attendants, Tho court
Jestei's, Dorothy Howard and Har
riet Rose, were illmod as they
kept the crowd In an uproar. More
college movies are to follow.
Faculty and Students
Attend Academy of
The outumn meeting of the Na
tional Academy of Sciences was
held at the University of North
Carolina in Chapel Hill from Oc
tober 24th to 26th. Sessions, at
which sclentiflc papers were pre
sented and which were open to the
general public, were held on the
morning, afternoon, and evening of
the 24th, followed by the general
section on the morning of the 25th,
and concluding with the botanical
section on Wednesday morning, Oc
The speakers Included prominent
scientists from all parts of the
United States, and their subjects
covered a great number of sclen
tiflc problems. Twenty-seven of the
forty-two papers announced In the
programs were given by professors
from North Carolina Institutions;
namely. University of North Caro
lina at Chapel Hill, N. C. State Col
lege at Raleigh, and Duke Univer
sity at Durham.
A number of Meredith faculty
members and students attended
several of the sessions. On Mon
day morning Miss Mary Yarbrough,
Miss Lena Barber. Miss Nancy
Bliason. Miss Myra Williams, and
Miss Margaret Kramer of the fac
ulty heard the papers presented In
the flrst session of the meeting.
The papers given lU this session
were "Vacuolatlon a foctor In the
division of animal cells," by H. V.
Wilson, U. N, C.; "Can mlto.
chondrla be used to identify mam
malian germ cells?" by G. T, Har-
gitt, Duke: "Studies on fragments
of centriuged nereis eggs/' by
D. P. Costello, U, N. c.; "Nico
tinic acid in the treatment of
canine blacktongue and human
pellagra," by David T. Smith and
Susan Gower Smith, Duke; and
"The polarity potential of the
human eye," by Walter R, Miles,
Vale. All of these lectures were
Illustrated by lantern slides.
Among the students who at
tended this session also were Kath
leen Midgett, Edith Freeman,
Bvalan Williams, Nina Gilbert and
Minnie Anna Forney. On the fol
lowing morning, Oct. 25, students
attending tho general session were
Edith Freeman, Shirley Jacobs,
Francos Plzer and Betty Vernon,
In the chemistry department at
Meredith a food chemistry book,
fowls and NutriHon, by Dr. H, 0.
Sherman of Columbia University Is
used as a text. Dr. Sherman was
among the flrst to present a poper
beforo tho sclentiflc body. Most of
the chemistry majors on the cam
pus were able to hear Dr, Sherman
Annual Stunt Night
To Be Held Tonight
By Meredith Students
Each Class Will Present an Original Stunt;
Judges Are Dr. Carl Townsend, T. S. John
son, Philip Schwartz, Dr. Sidnor Staley, and
Colonel Harrelson; College Marshal and
Members of Monogram Club to Usher.
1939 MM QUEEN
Anna Lee Johnson of
Apex to Be Crowned
When Anna Lee Johnson is
crowned Queen of the May In tho
spring of 1939, she will be the four*
teenth queen to be crowned in the
college grove. Anna Lee will be
the fourth blonde to hold the honor.
The flrst blonde was elected In
1930; in 1934 and 1087, blondes
were again elected. The title has
been claimed by brunettes the
other ten years.
Four of the former (luccns have
not only held that honor but have
been chosen the most beautiful
girls In their class. Two Raleigh
girls have been queens. Frequent
ly the college mai-shnl steps Into
royalty. Sucii Is the case this
year; Anna Lee Is now serving as
college marshal, She Is the daugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Johnson
Tiie May Queen Is selected by
popular vote of the student body.
Heretofore she was chosen In the
spring, but this year there was a
proposal that she be selected In the
fall In order that her picture might
appear in the college annual. Oak
Leaves, the same year that she
reigns as queen rather lhan a year
later as has been the custom. The
students voted to adopt (his pro
posal and acted accordingly. Also
it was decided (hat Instead of per
mitting the queen to choose her
mald-of-honor that the runner-up
would automatically become maid-
of-honor. Mary Gavin of Sanford,
North Carolina, will hold the title
in the coming spring. She is now
senior marshal for the Astrotekton
Literary Society. Mary has light
brown hair and blue eyes.
The remainder of the conn will
be selected in (he spring. There
will be two attendants from each
class, making a total of ten.
EIGHT STUDENTS IN
Dr, H, Price Teaches Class;
Girls Eligible to Join the
The beginning Greek class
taught by Dr. Helen Price, profes
sor of Greek and Latin—and the
only Greek teacher at the school.
Is one of the smallest but one of
much importance on (he campus.
The immediate aim of the stu
dents In the Greek class Is to learn
to read In (he Greek language.
During the flrst semester they
study the grammar, and In the
second they translate from a read
er. The ultimate aim is four-fold:
(1) Greek helps one to broaden
his linguistic knowledge, especial
ly acknowledging Its impoi-tance
In the English language. i2) li
helps In the study of literature.
(3) It helps In medical study,
biology, philosophy, geography,
and many other subjects. (4) No
translation Is as thorough as the
original work, nor Is It as beauti
ful; therefore. It is tor enjoyment.
Prom the standpoint of credit,
Greek will replace mathematics or
a second laboratory science In the
requirement for an A.B. degree.
The Greek students win recogni
tion for their work by being eligi
ble for memborship to the Helen
Hull Law Classical Club.
The beginning students of Greek
are: Sarah Falls, Lottie Ruth Al
len, Helen Elghme, Addle Davis,
Lucllo Aycock, Cora Burns, Doro
thy Green, and Frieda Culberson.
An unanswered question tliat Is
in the minds of many of us Is
which class will win the Stuntt
Many plans have been made in
preparation for the events of Stunt
Night, for there Is keen competi
tion among the classes as to which
class shall become the possessor of
The exercises ol Stunt Night will
be begun at 8:00 by Alta Critcher
of Wllllamston, president of the
Athletic Association, who will wel
come those present and give a brief
history of the development of Stunt
Night at Meredith.
Then will follow the presentation
of the original stunts by the sen
iors. Juniors, sophontores, and the
Judges of the stunts will be Di\
Carl M. Townsend, pastor of Hayes
Barton Baptist Church In Raleigh:
Mr. T. S. Johnson, of Ralelgb, who
teaches a class of collcgo students
at tlie First Baptist Church of Ra
leigh: Mr. Philip Schwartz of Ra
leigh, who teaches tbe Meredith
Sunday School Class at the Eden-
ton Street Methodist Church; Dr.
Sidnor Staley, pastor ot the First
Baptist Church In Raleigh, and
Colonel Harrelson, dean of admin
istration at State College In Ra
The basis on which tlie stunts
will be Judged are:
1. Nature and content ot stunts
a. Originality of (i) plot, (II)
music, (111) setting.
b. Appropriateness ot setting.
c. Barred: vaudeville, musical
comedy, and take-off on Indi
b. One seiup ot scenery for each
c. Setting (best results tor least
d. Time limit, 30 minutes for
Marshals for the evening will bo
the college marshal, Annie Lee
Johnson, of Apex, and tho follow
ing members of the Monogram
Club: Charlotte Peebles, president
of the Monogram Club; Sada Lou
ise Clark. Evelyn Lane and Blla
Seats will be resei-ved for the
faculty until 7:J5. Members of tho
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A. M. A. Requires Pi’e-
Med. Students to
Dr. Lane has recently announced
that the Pre-Medical Aptitude test
will be given on December 2 at
3:00 in the college Infirmary.
All students who expect to apply
for entrance, to medical school by
the fall of 1989 should lake the
test. It has been adopted by tbe
American Medical Association as a
normal requirement for admission.
This test Is complied to measure
the student’s ability to learn such
material as he will have when he
begins his study ot medicine. It
also measures his general Informa
tion, his sclentiflc background and
his ability to draw accurate con
clusions from a given set ot data.
A student need not have com
pleted all entrance requirements
for medical school because allow
ances will bo made tor those sub
jects which have not been taken
when the papers are graded. Tho
grades are strictly on a basis ot
All students who wish to take
this examination should let Dr.
Lane know at once as It Is impos-
taut that she know how many gIrU
aro Interested before she can com
A fee of one dollar will be
charged each student who takes
the aptitude test.