CSood Luck On
H. Baker To
Talk Jan. 25
Austrian Refugee to
Speak on “Yugosla
slavia”; This is Thirc
of a Series of Lec
On Tfauraday evening, January
26, V. H. Baker, an Austrian ref
ugee, will speak tOt the Meredith
student l>ody on the subject, "Ta
goelavla.” Mr. Baker, who was
tormerly a JourBallst In Vienna
Is brought to Meredith by the col>
lege lecture committee.
This lecture is ttie third in the
Berie^ o( the regular college lec
tures. On October S, Dr. Segarde
represenlAtive of ' the Wisconsin
Alumni Foundation^ spoke on “NU'
trition.” The second lecture was
given by John Temple Graves, edl
tor and author, of Birmingham
Alabama, on November 16. Mr.
Graves' subject was "The Bco
nomle Condition of the South.
On Sick List
Misses Stallings, Barber,
Boomhour, Little, Poteat
Wo regret to learn that the bad
colds which have attacked almost
the whole student body have played
their havoc on some of the teach
ers also. Miss Marjorie Stallings,
Miss Mildred Kichline and Miss
Lena Barber have all had bad colds
ia the past week. Miss Stallings
stayed in the inflrmary for a week;
Misa Kichline, for several days.
Both had bad colds. Miss Barber
baa nursed a cold, which was
ported to Ih influenza, for several
days in her own home. Miss EHza-
l>eth Boomhour, too, has been at
home for the past few days nursr
ing that bothersome malady.
Miss Maude Olay Little lost her
voice and had to remain In the
Infirmary on Thursday moring.
It was reported Sunday night
that she had improved a great deal
after having felt quite miserable
without the use of her voice.
Everyone on tiie campus has
been sorry to hear that "Mlaa Ida"
Poteat was carried to Rex Hospital
on Thursday morning. The exact
nature of her case Is unknown, but
It was reported Sunday night that
she was feeling much more com
Wo are glad that Miss Stallings
and Miss Kichline are alreody out
of the inflrmary, and we hope thnt
the others will continue to Improve.
On Friday evening, January 19
at 7:30 o'clock, Dr. Harry B.
Cooper will give a "Music Appro
elation" lecture on the Flagstead
program In the Meredith College
auditorium for anyone who wishes
to come. This is under the a'ua*
pices of the Raleigh Civic Music
The Helen Hull Law Oiaaalcal
Club held Its regular monthly
meeting Tuesday, January 16, at
S:46 p.m. Dr. Helen Price gave
an Interesting and entertaining
talk on her foreign travels during
• * •
The Colton English Club had
Us regular monthly meeting,
Thursday, January 11, Dr, Lud*
wig- Hartley, acting head of the
Department of Bngllsh at State
College, gave the biography of
John Konne, seventeenth century
Coffee waa served by Dr. Mary
Several members of the faculty
• • •
Thirty people have signed up to
partlolpate In lnter>Boclety debates
during the spring semester. Ao*
cording to Miss Frances Bailey, no
definite plana have been made fot,
but the group wlU begin work
immediately after exama. Quea-
tlona to be dlacusBed will de«I
Published Bi-Weekly as tlie Offldal Organ of the Student Body of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., JANUARY 20, 1940
Winner of the hockey stick pre
sented annually by the Junior class
to the outstanding fresbman
Part of Future Meetings to
be Used in Study of Un
familiar Musical Terms
The McDowell Music Club held
Its regular meeting Thursday eve
ning, January 11th, at six forty-
live In the Phi Hall. As Is their
custom, the members answered the
roll call with a current event in
the music world. An open discus
sion of these current events fol
lowed the roll call. The members
devoted the remaining time to the
practicing of “To a Wild Rose."
one of McDowell’s well-known
compositions. During the business
session the club decided to send
a corsage to MissXIalre Cool, who
gave an organ concert In the col
lege auditorium Friday evening,
January 12th. It was also decided
that a part of each club meeting
should be devoted to the study of
unfamiliar mualcol terms In the
Twenty members were present.
Nine Out of Ten Popular
Song Hits Are Written by
Graduates of Our Colleges
On October 1, 1938, au advisory
board staJfed by Paul Whiteman,
Guy Lombardo, Kay Kyser and
Billy Rose selected the uutlou's
outstanding amateur song writers.
0( the ten wi-Iters whoso songs
were chosen tor tiublicatioii, nine
wei-e college or iinlvorslty gradu
ates. This In Itself Is unusiiol,
since Tin Pan Alley hits ulwoys
been singularly devoid of college-
bred "hit" song writers. More Im
portant, however, is the tuct that
unknowns at last are able to break
Into iirofessional writing circles,
By means of a unique plait, un
known song writers were given the
opportunity to eojlaborate with
leading ASCAP tunesmiths, there
by facilitating the discovery of
novice authors und composers
whose talents merited professional
The Song Hit Guild, headquar
tered in the heart of Tin Pan Alley
at 1619 Broadway,.New York City,
Is the originator of this project.
The llrst group of songs selected
by the Guild's dlstl>>gul8hed advi
sory board were assigned to Saut-
iy-Joy-Select, Inc., the muslo firm
that publishes such world-famous
hits" as "The Music Qoes 'Round
und Around." "Three Little Fish-
and "The Man With the Man
dolin," among others. This Arm
gave the succesBful writers ad
vance royalties and regulation
"Holy Smoke" (Can’t Ya Take
Joke), the first of the selected
songs to be Introduced, Is well on
its way to the "hit" class, having
been performed by such radio lu
minaries as Kay Kiser, Paul
Whiteman, Blue Barron, Kate
Smith’s Ted Straeter. the Merry
Macs on the Fred Allen show, Del
Courtney, Henry Buase, be Frazee
Sisters, Frankie Masters, Mitchell
Ayres, to name a (ew.
Formal Reception To Be
Given as Climax to Annual
Founders’ Day Program
On February 2, the Student Qov-
ernment Council of Meredith Col
lege will hold a formal reception
as a climax to the annual Founder’s
Day program. At S o’clock p.m. the
receiving line will form In the col
lege library. The line will be head
ed by Dorotliy Butler of Cherry-
vllle, college chief marshal, who
will present the guests to the other
members of the line which will be
composed of the following; Dorothy
Green of Danville, Va., president
of the Student Body; Dr. Carlyle
H. Campbell, president of the col
lege, and Mrs. Campbell; Dean J. G.
Boomhour and Mrs. Boomhour;
Miss Anna May Baker, dean of
women; Mrs. Vera Tart Marsh,
assistant dean t)C women; Miss
Ethel Engllgli, freshman adviser.
Next Id the line will come the re
maining ofllcers of the Student
Council: Mlnetta Bartlett, vice
president; Rachel Poe, secretary;
Hosnnna Barnes, treasurer. After
the officers, the other members of
tho Student Council will follow.
As the guests finish the receiv
ing line, they will go up Into the
Phllaretlan Society hall where
they will be served v>lth refresh
ments by the presidents and vice
presidents of the four different
According to the usual entertain
ment there will be an orchestra,
but as yet the identity nt tho or-
chesti'a Is unknown.
All of the Taculty and students
of the college ai'e urged to attend
the reception and to bring their
guests. Last year u large numbei'
was present, and It Is hoped that
there wlli he not only as many pi-es-
ont this , year as last, hut many
Meredith Girls Teach in
Needham Broughton, Fred
Olds, Hayes-Barton, Hugh
Morson, and Wiley Schools
Thirty - six seniors completed
their supervised teaching this se
mester at Needham Broughton,
Hugh Morson, Fred Olds, Lewis,
Wiley, and Hayes-Barton schools.
At Needham Broughton Caro
lyn Andrews taught history; Mln
etta Bartlett, civics; Nora Binder,
English; Helen Canaday, algebra;
Dorothy Corbett, Eva Cotner, Ger
trude Foster, Mildred Marshbanks,
and Eunice Margaret Williams,
home economics. Olive Hamrick
taught English; Evelyn Marsh-
burn, history, and Virginia Sluder,
At Hugh Morson, Louisa Ben-
nette, Madge Glazener, Cleo Hol
loway, and Amy Katherine Myers
taught home economics; Nancy
Brewer, history; Sarah Falls, Eng
lish; and Mary Elizabeth Fergu
Sarah Moore Bryant, Sara Cole,
and Paulyne Stroud taught Pub
lic School Music at Fred Olda.
Among those who taught In the
elementary grades, Florence Les
ter taught the fourth grade at
Lewis; Dorothy Butler, the third;
Evelyn Lassiter, the fifth; Morris
Marley, the second; Martha
StrouD, the fourth; and Verda
Somerville, the seventh, ut Wlloy.
At Hayes-Barton, Lottie Ruth
Allen taught the second grade;
Ann Bostick, the second; Mary
Virginia Glenn, the fifth; Louise
Hamrick, the second; Sarah Olive,
the first; Anna Elizabeth Powell,
the third; and Mary Esther Wil
liams, the fourth grade.
Presents Recital Here
Schedule of Examinations
2:45 M. W. F...
2:40 T. T. S
3- 4, Sat.
8:80 M. W. F...
8:80 T. T. S
... 2- 4, Mon.
0:80 M. W, P.
0:30 T. T. 9
... It- 4, Tucfl.
11:00 M. W. F...
11:00 T. T. 8
MISS CLAIRE COCI
Noted organist, who appeared here
on the evening of January 12.
The regular meeting of the Home
Economics Club was held Friday
nflernoon, Jnniinry 12, in tlio sec
ond floor social room of Jones Hall,
After the business innttprs were
completed by the president, Louise
Bennette, the program chairman.
Eunice Margaret Williams, had
certain girls diHouss their favorite
hobbles, Then each girl present
told a little about her favorite
liobby. A variety of hobbles was
Miss Ellen Brewer and Miss Jen
nie Hanyen. the home economics
tPachers, wei-e i>oth present. Both
of them huve several bobbles. Miss
Bi-ewer’s favorite one Is cats, und
Miss Hanyen'a Is collecting old cos
tumes, including books of fashions.
Traditions and Transitions Feature Yearns
Activities At Meredithf 1939 Survey Shows
Many interesting things happened
at Meredith during the year 1939,
Some of the most Important are
given In the following survey,
February 3, 1939—Governor Hoey
joined the activities for Fnundei-s’
Day on Meredith’s Ruby Anniver
l-’ehruarj- 7, 1939—The Silver
Shield topped three seniors—Mary
Lee Ernest. Anna Lee Johnson and
l''ehruury 13, 1939—The B.S.U.
brought Dr. Tod Adams to the cum-
pus for Religious Emphasis Week.
February IB. 1939—Miss Ida Po-
teat read a lecture on art in the
February 16, 1939—Dr. K, Rls-
soil, of tho University of N. C..
addressed the Colton EngllHh Ciuh.
Februni'y 20, 1989—Miss Ethel
Rowland appeared in a faculty re
February 23, 1939—The Phis were
victorious over the Astros In the
annual play contest.
February 36, 1939—It was an
nounced that lOa girls were on the
honor roll for the first somoHter of
March 4, 1930—Dorothy Green
was elected president of the Stu
dent Government for 1939-40,
March 9, 1939—Dorothy Green
and Frelda Culberson were selected
ua new members of the Kappa Nu
Sigma honor society,
March 11, 1939—The classes ohoso
the following ottendants for 1939
May Court: Theresa Wall and
Thomaslne Herring, seniors; Bvelyii
Marshburn and Helen Canady. Jun
iors; Margaret Bunn and Betty
Flelschmann. sophomores, and Sal-
lie Arnold and Frances Buchanan,
March 16, 1939—Edna Barlo Cog
gins was elected president of the
senior class, and Juanita Stalnback
of the Junior class tor 1939-40.
March 21, 1939—Dr. Charles B.
Brewer, president of Meredith for
24 years, submitted his resignation
to the Boord of Trustees,
March 24, 1939—The sophomores
celebrated “Soph Day Off.” carry
ing out a new ides.
March 25, 1939—The following
fclrls were elected to offices;. Ella
BddlDs, president of the Baptist
Student Union; Allecu Snnw, pros.
Idem of tho Athletic Association;
Sarah Hudson, editor nf Tick Twici;
Kiithleoii .Jackson, editor of The
Ottfc f/cavex; and Frelda Cvilborson,
editor of tiie Acoiti,
Mtirch 27, 1939—Mr. Edgar H.
Alden iiresented a violin recital.
March .tl. 1939—Dr. Sherwood
Eddy Npoke on tho Kuropoan kltua-
April 1, 19.S9—The erook was
brought out, hiivlni? been found by
the Juniors, but waa regained by
tho seniors. This was the first time
the crook had been found in eight
April 3, 1939—The Raleigh String
Quartet, composed of Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar H. Alden, C. D. KutschlnskI,
and Miss Ifatherlno Bide, presented
« concert In the college auditorium.
April 20, 1939—Fifteen Meredith
home economics students participat
ed in the Stylo Show at State Col
April 22, 19.19—The Collowlnp
girls were appointed freshman
counselors to aid in tho orientation
of freshmen In the year 1939-40;
Margaret Jane Childs, Sara Cole,
Edna Earle Coggins, Virginia Coun
cil, Carolyn Crltuher, Kathleen
Jackson, Mary Tllson Edwards,
Catharine Scott, Gretchen Fanny,
Ellen Ann Flythe, Rowena, Daniil,
Nanny Carroll. Mary Elizabeth Hol
loway and Catherine Wyatt.
April 22. 1939—The Juniors en
tertained'the seniors at the annual
April 22, 1939—The followfng
girls were elected to ollleea for the
year 1939-40; Nancy Brewer, presi
dent of the Astrotokton Literary
Society; Bebe Dickenson, president
of the Phltaretlon Literary Society;
Dorothy Butler, college marshal;
Carolyn Crltcher, president of tho
Little Theater; Addle Davis, 4)resl-
dent of the sophomore class, and
Mlnetta Bartlett, vice president of
the student government. ■
April 23. 1939—The Joint Mere
dith end Wake Forest choirs pre
sented a sacred cantata.
May 8, 1939—Hospitality week
end was observed at Meredith.
May 6j 1939—"Little Women" was
presented by the Meredith Little
May ti, 1939—'rhe May Day Exer
cises were given at Mei-edlth, The
themo of the program was built
ai'ound the story of HanRci and
May S, 1939—Annie lOllxabelii
Coward announced thnt the follow
ing girls had become members of
the Little Theater; Carolyn An
drews, Cai'olyn Critcher. Mary Tll
son Edwards, Marietta MacLennan,
Ruth McCants and Rachel Poe.
May S, 1939—Paulyno Stroud
gave her senior recital in voice.
May 9, 1939—The new uienilmrs
of Alpha Pal Omega were Inltlatcil
at a banquet at tho Old Rose Inn.
The new members were Janet Aik-
man, Virginia Vaughan, Katherine
Kalmar, Sara Cole, Alleen Snow.
Botty Vernon, Kathleen Jackson,
und Sara Hayworth,
May 1«, lfl;ifi—VirKlI l.'ox pre
sented an organ recital In the col
May 27, 1939—The snnlors gavi-
the annual Class Day progrnm In
May 2S, 1939—Dr. S. L. Stealey
delivered the baccalauroate sermon.
Dr. Charles Howard delivered the
May 29, 1939—Di-. Hubert Poteat
delivered tho graduating address to
the Meredith seniors.
May 29, 1939—Sevonty-throe sen
iors wero awarded diplomas.
September 14. 1939-Dr, Carlyle
Campbell, new president of Mere
dith, spoke at the formol opening
of the college,
September—The Juniors elected
Mary Marsh Hood president of tho
September 30, 1939—The Phis
won over the Astros In getting now
October 5, 1939—Dr. Segarde, rep
resentative of the Wisconsin Alum
ni Foundation, gave a lecture on
October 8. 1939—Dr. Harry Coop
er gave an organ recital In the
October 19. 1939—The Rainbow
Family Orchestra, composed of the
18 children of Rev, and Mrs. Wll-
lion Fetler, gave a program In
—Continued oo page 4,
Given By Miss
Cod Jan. 12
Prominent Organists From
AU Parts of N. C. Attend
Concert; Reception Honor
ing Miss Coce Given in Blue
Parlor After Recital
Miss Claire Cod played an organ
recital Friday evening, January 12.
In the college auditorium. The
audience was composed of promi
nent organists from all parts of
the state. Her technical ability was
well displayed during her program
which lasted a little more than an
hour and a half.
The concert marked the first tiiat
the young New York concert artist
has given in Raleigh, and was under
the sponsorship of Dr. Harry B-
Cooper. head of the music depart
ment. The organist wore a formal
dress of black taffeta with a bus
tle back. This effect with her fair
hair mude an attractive appearance
on the stage.
Compositions by Bach played In
deal- tones opened the pvogi'am.
They were "Prelude and Fugue In
D Major" and the chorales, “The
Walk to Jerusalem” and "Now Re
joice Ye Christians." For the third
encore of the evening and her final
number Miss Cod played "Toccala
and Fugue In D Minor." OUier en.
cores wore "Berceuse,” by Vlerne,
und "Toccata from the Fifth Sym
phony,” by Widor, after her rendl,
tlon of Vlerne’s "Finale (Symphony
I)’’ and Dupre's "Prelude anil
Fugue in G Minor."
Other numbers heard an tho j)ro-
gram were "Prologue Tragious," by
Karg-Elon. "Le Coucou," by Da-
guin, and compositions by Miller,
Buxtehude und Mulet.
Immediately following Miss Coci’s
recital, the college entertained at a
I'ecepUon In her honor in the Blue
.Parlor. Among the guests attend
ing were members of the North
Carolina chapter of the American
Guild nf Organists who held n
state meeting in Raleigh Saturday.
Miss lOlhyl Rowland headed the
receiving line and mode tho intrn-
ductions. Following her were Presi
dent Carlyle Campbell, Dr. Harry
E. Cooper, Miss Cod, Bernard I>a
Rerge, concert manager and hus
band of the guest of honor; Mrs.
Harry Cooper. Miss Catherine Carl,
und Miss Helen Sharp. Miss May
Crawfoi'd directed Ihc guests to
the punch (able, where Misses
Alleen McMillan and EllzalHMh Lee
served punch, fudge and cookies.
The table was beautifully decorat
ed with sprays of fern with a low
bowl of pink roses, carnations and
gladioli as the centerpiece.
B, S, U. Notes
The Students' Bverj’dHy Caloixlnr
Jan. 1—Do something about Lot
tie Moon Offering not
reaching the .goal. Re
ceived so far, J72. Goal,
$135. Box for offerings
on table in ndmlnisira-
tlon building hnll.
Jan. -I—World Fellowship Group
reports of work done In
prison and Jail. Quiz on
home mission work.
Jan. 8—Council meeting. Study
"Baptist Student Union
Jan. 14—Vespers, general Y.W.A.
Jan. 21—Possible exchange Ves
pers program with State
B. S. U,
Jan. 13-24 — Exams — OH! but
music In the ohapel
every nlgbt from 8:30 to
S:46. Mualo bath oharms
to soothe the savage
To Be Speaker
Feb* 18 - 24
Week is Sponsored by
the Student Council,
B. S. U. and Classes
This year Mrs. Jessie Burrall
Eubank of Cincinnati, Ohio, will
be the speaker during Religious
Emphasis Week, which will be the
week of February 18-24.
Mrs. Eubank is being brought
to the campus by the B. S. U.. the
Student Council, and the classes.
Committees are being appointed
from these organizations to help
make the week worth while on the
campus. These committeea will
be in charge of the social, devo
tional program, and publicity ac
tivities during that week. Ella
Eddlns, president of the B. S. U.,
is in charge of all plans for the
Mra. Eubank Is I'emembered by
many on the campus as a speaker
during the student conferences at
Ridgecrest for tlie past two years.
Ella Eddins reports, "She was the
niost popular speaker at Ridge
crest during the conferences.’’
In addition to being a lectureiv
Ml'S. Enbank is a writer and a
teacher. She la a past vice presi
dent of the Northern Baptist Con
vention, and she has been on the-
edilorliil staff of the l/alional Oeo-
araphlc Maf/asine. She once was-
head of the department of reli
gious education at Stevens College,
Columbia. Missouri, and she has
also toured Europe aa a member
of the Sherwood Eddy aemlnar.
However, she now gives most of
her time to lecturing on colleg«v
Major Production, Societj-
Plays, Freshman Play to be
Given Second Semester
Along with many New Year’s
resolutions that were made, the
Little Theatre resolved and has
planned to do outstanding things
this year. When interviewed, the
president, Carolyn Critcher.
seemed nuite enthusiastic over the
different things that they are
At the last meeting, which wus
held Tuesday night. January 9.
the program committee was re
sponsible I'or a quite clever and
thoroughly Interesting program.
Tills consisted of an impromptu
one-act play. Of course, the plans
had already been made, but select
ing the cast and seeing the im
promptu acting waa moat enjoy
able, Such programs as these ai-e
very beneficial to the members.
For the next two meetings, one-
act plays are being prepared. By
having these the program com
mittee intends to Include every
member In this type of program.
Don’t think that all of the pleas
ure of acting and seeing acting Is
limited to the Little Theatre mem
bers because the beat is yet to be.
In line with the Meredith tradi
tion, the society plays and fresh
man play will be presented dur
ing the llrst part of the second
seniester. This Is a good opportu
nity for all who are interested in
dramatics, but have not yet made
a start. It is alao an excellent
time for freshmen to make their
debut. Always a high light of the
sps-lng semester is the major pro
duction. and this year, even
though the name of the play has
not yet been made public, it Is
expected to be Just as sensational
as "Little Women" was last year.
In addition to acting, this
spring, the Little Theatre intends
to build a good set of scenery and
improve the lighting facilities.
Yes. the Meredith College Little
Theatre is really going places In
dramatics this year under the ejc-
oellent leadership of its president,
Other officers of the Little The
atre are: Betty Vernon, vice pres
ident; Rosanna Barnes, secretary;
and Marietta. McLennon, treas