Published Bi'Weckly as the OfflelsI Organ of the Student Body of Meredith College
HUT IS BEING
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH. N. C., MARCH 8, 1941
Annual Concert of
the College Glee Club
Followed by Recep
tion in College Par
On Toesday night, March 4, at
S;00 Ibe Meredith College Qlee
Club composed o( twenty-eight se
lected voices presented Us annual
In the college auditorium.
Etbel Rowland, proteesor o(
was the director and Mies
Meigs, senior piano major,
the accompanist, The program was
Spring Chorus (rom SanyBon and.
Delilab by Saint Saens; The Night
ingale by Tschailiowsky; Waltz
of the Flowers from "Nut Cracker"
Suite by Tscbaikowsky—Glee Club.
Voice—II Bacio by Arditi—Mary
April by Buchanan; A Spirit
Flower by Campbell-Tipton; Tl>e
Lorelei by Liszt—Gleo Club.
Violin—Romanza from Sonata In
C Minor by Griog—Olive Hamrick.
Piano—Trols Danses Fantastlques
by ShOBtakovitch—BItreda Barker.
Minor and Major ^by Spross;
Dodo, Folk Song from Pyrenees;
Children of the Moon by Warren—
Members ot the Glee Club ave:
First sopranos—Mary Lois Over
by, Virginia Greene, Virginia Mc-
Gougan, Louise Boone, Gretchen
Johnson, Margaret Roblnadn, Betty
Rose Prevatte, Page Rankin, Annie
Laurie Overton, Theda Hopkins.
Second sopranas—BItreda Barker,
Ann. Taylor, Haisel Johnston, Vir
ginia Lawrence, Betty Flelschmnnn,
Peggy Royster Jones. Lenu Fiittrell,
Cora Lee Burnett.
Altos; Dorothy Pender, Virginia
Varnell, Carolyn Duke, Juunita
Stainback, Olive Hamrick, Alma
Carlton, Victoria Wood, Clarice
Burns, Betty Knowles, Helen Beat.
Following the recital a reception
was held In the college parlors.
The receiving lino was composed ot
Miss Ethel Rowland, director;
Esther Meigs, accompanist, and the
officers of the Glee Club: Ann Tay
lor, president; BIfroda Barker, aec-
retary-treasurer; and Hazel John
ston, librarian. Members ot the
Glee Club assisted In serving.
On March 3
Wake Forest Debating
Team Heard at Joint Meet
ing of Literary Societies
On Monday night, Mai'ch 3, the
Phi Society Hall was the scene of
a joint meeting of tlie Phi and
Astro societies, at which time the
Wake Forest Debating Club pre
sented a debate on the query, “The
Woman's Place Is In the Home.”
Mr. Zon Roblnaon, coach ot the
team,. presented the debaters—
Robert A. Goldberg and Weston
Hatfield on tho alllrmative side and
Bob Helm and Oene Woi'rell on tho
negative side, Mr. Robinson pointed
out that Mr. Goldberg, a native of
Wilmington, N. C„ claims to be
an expert at swamp-loving; Mr.
Robinson also said that Mr. Helm
Is called the “Wonder Boy of Win
As llrsl speaker on the afflrmu
tlve side, Mr: Hatfield quot^
Shakespeare as saying, “Men ain’t
aniorpus with women who ain't
glamorous.” Using thin quotation
as a basis tor proving hla point,
Mr. Hatneld stated that women
must be kept glamorous by not
working outside tlie home. Mr.
Helm, the flrat speaker on tlie
negative Bide, quoted Socrates
as saying, “Men don't pet with
womon who set." He advocated
that women not stay in the
where tiiey slave over a hot
and look after children all day.
Mr. Goldberg pointed out tbat a
woman could not be a friend
a companion to her hUBb^nd
Bhe is (Ired after'working “from
twelve to twentyfour hours a day.'
Mr. Worrell then told ot some of
the dangers o( the home.
After the rebuttals, Ada Wall,
—Continued on page 2,
Roles In Spring
“Pride and Prejudice”
to be Spring Play;
State Boys and 16
. Girls to Participate
On Friday evening, April 18, at
8:00, the Little Theatre will pre
sent its spring production, Jane
Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
The plot ot tiie play centers
around tlie tiiree Bennett girls.
Elizabeth, Jane, and Lydia and
their mother, who is very unxloua
to get them married. The time Is
The cast is as follows:
Mrs. Bennett—Ellznbeth Prulit.
Lady Katherine do Bnurgli—
Misa Caroline Bingley—Nnney
Lady Lncns—Nettie Byrd.
Charlotte Liicaa—Miirlon Grey
Mrs. Gardiner—Kleanor Vurcen.
Mra, Luke—Sura Justice.
Mugglo—Mary Margaret Lanlor.
Amnndii—Jullii Mnrgrette Bryan.
Tile mule parts, which have not
yet lieen cast, will he taken by
Statu College boya.
The committees have not yet
To Be Heard
Reception to be Held in
Rose Parlor Following
Program in Auditorium;
Dorothy Meigs to be Chief
Esther Meigs will present the
first senior recital ot tl^is year in
the iollege auditorium on March
14, 1941. She Is a piano major, and
a pupil Ot Miss May Crawford.
Esther Is the daughter of the Rev.
and Mrs. J. C. Meigs ot Pageland,
She will play the following pro
Prelude and Fugue. No. 1 In C
Major, Bach; Largo e Mesto from
Sonata. Op. 10 No. 3, Beethoven;
Sonata in D Major, Hayden; Papil-
lons, Schumann; Jardlns sous la
Plule, Debussy; Andante Sostenuto
(rom Concerto in G Minor, Saint
Tl)e marshals will be: chief,
Dorothy Meigs, sister ot Miss
Meigs, ot Pageland, S. C.; co-chiefs,
Ruth Smith of Pageland. S. C.;
Louise Pruitt ot Hickory, N. C-;
Frances Dixon ot South Boaton,
Virginia; Elizabeth Neill ot Kings
Mountain, N. C.; and Eltreda
Barker, Ruth Greene, and Rachel
Lewis, all ot Meredith, '
Following the recital tiiere will
be a reception in the rose parlor,
Eltreda Barker will Introduce the
guests to tlie receiving line.
Those receiving will be: Esther
Meigs, Mias Crawford. Dorothy
MeIgH, the Rev. and Mrs.
Dr. and Mi-a. Charles E.
Mies Ethel Rowland. Mias
McMillan. Mrs, L, A, Ushei’, Mrs.
Clenn Lassiter, and Miss Anna Muy
Mrs. Curi-oll Baker of Pageland
will preside at the punch bowl, and
thoHC serving will be: Oi'itce Og-
Inirn ot Raleigh; Dorothy Watts of
Charleston, S, C.; Eleanor Spain
of Norllnu, N. C.; Daphne Penny
of Raleigh; and Agnes Teachey ot
Florence, S. C.
A. A. AND B. S. U. PRESIDENTS
Won By Juniors in Run-off
With Sophomores and 17-16
The Junior Class succeeded in
carrying oft the basketball cham
pionship this year with a one-point
lead over ‘ the sophomores In the
run-oft Tliiii-sday, February, tlio
Monday, February 24th, the
Sophomores barely won tho game,
beating the Fresiimen with a 2-
polnt lead. The score stood 12-10,
Tuesday the Seniors, who had been
upset by the Freshmen, were vic
torious over the Juniors, who had
previously won over the Freshmen.
The score was 20-10,
The Sophomores led the Seniors
by 5 points Wednesday., necessitat'
Ing a run-otf between tlie Juniors
This run-oft was held Thursday.
The Juniors played Gibbs-Murtlu-
Davla and Beddlnglleld-Ward-OIIng
an without substitution, By the
halt the team bad scored 16 out
ot Its final 17 points. The Sopho
mores started to overtake the
Juniors after the lialt at a rapid
pace, Tlielr total score was 10.
The two teams were very evenly
matclied as Is shown In tho scoring
ot the two games. The flrst. Julllo^
Sophomore game ended with a 14
13 score; ■ the r\in-oS was 17-lfl.
Congratulations, to 'botb
B. S. U. Playlet
To Be Given
“Robert and Mary” to be
Given at B. T. U. Meeting
in .Dunn by College Group
On March 21. a playlet, Robert
anil ilfartf, will be given at u re
gional B. T. U, meeting at Dunn,
North Carolina, This is a -Mis-
slonury Romance, und Mary Eliza
beth Coleman Is the director.
Meredith girls included in the
cust ure: Helen Crutchfield as Mary
Smith, Cora Lee Burnett as Mrs.
Smith, Laura Brown as Jane,
Rachel Fulton as Margaret. Nettle
Byrd as Phyllis, Annie L. Gilbert
as Agnes, Mary Anne Canuday as
Guiiel, Mary Elizabeth Foster ua
Mrs. Vandervicker, Alma Carlton
as Kathrlna Vandervicker, Vir
ginia Ayrea as Wlliielmlnu, und
Raciiel Suhulken as Juliana,
Several Wnke Forest iwys will
also lie Included In the cast.
Here, There, and Everywhere
Miss Meredith Does Get Around
By SUE UODWELL
In New Jersey
Miss Marks Attends
National Session of
tion in Atlantic City
Miss Sallie Marks, member ot the
education department, attended the
Convention ot the American Asso
ciation of School Admlnlsti-ation
mid allied organizations in Atlantic
City, New Jersey, over the past
The theme ot the meeting was
To provide for the comiimn de
tense; to promote the general wel
fare; 10 secure the l>lcsBln^s of
There was much controversy in
the meeting over textbooks, history
In particular. Many Interesting
talks were made. Some of the
main speakers were: Dr. Uaiph
Stockman, pastor ot Cbrlat Meth
odist Church, Now York City; Dr,
John Guy Fawlkea, professor of
Education, University of Wlscon-
—Continued on page 4.
This strange, mysterious, and
much sought after piienomenon
called by some, social popularity,
has, by and large, been attained by
Meredith girls. Yes, on the wliole,
they lo get around, and not by
In an effort to prove this tact.
I shall offer tor your consideration
some typical activities in which
tliey engage. First ot all tliey have
dates. One need only to have a
bli-d'B-eye perch (up on the library
dome or some such vantage spot!)
on some week-end night or even on
a week-day night, along about
10:30, to watch the procession up
the long drive from the gate, which
is terminated on the porch In front
ot “A" dorm with a series of
“helioB" to other friends there,
und a chorus of “goodnlghts'' from
respective couples to eacli other,
Tlie night Isn't over when she
gets back to her room, either.
There and then begtns that long
and familiar recital, vivid with
details and gestures, of the eve
ning's experiences to her room
mate und sultemates. She must
recount — sometimes with slight
exaggeration — exactly what HE
said and did, and then what she
said to what be said; what other
couples they rau into down at the
“Calty" said or did, bow good or
bad the show was, or how high a
Bcore they bowled, and on and
on. . . .
Moreover, they receive Invtta-
tlODs to frftteruity dances, olub
dances, inter-elass danoee, and f.re-
quently they are among the ep
Bors. Som.etlmes a chosen tew
bring ,baek a fraternity pin, so
exhibiting and some not exhibiting
the spirit with whloh I think they
should be worn. They have
guests at Davidson, State, Cui-o-
llnu. Wake Forest and Duke, our
nearest neighboring campuses, and
even to W. and L. and The Citadel,
to mention a tew out-ot-State cam
Another activity In wlilcli a great
deal ot interest 1b evidenced is
footlMill. They don’t play the game,
but tliey arc among the many,
loyal and exuberant funs lilting the
stands on an autumn afternoon or
night. Some have brothers or
friends, to speak lightly, whose
number their eye Is continually try
ing to spot In the modly weaving
and tumbling mass ot unltormed
figures down on the field. The
game loses Interest for them when
he has been substituted, and then
it Isn’t the game or the ball that
they watch, except tor an occasion
al glance, but tho players' bench.
I even know ot one or two girls In
Itartloular who had a player's sea
son ticket to all the home games
and even several out-of-town
too, parties ot all sorts,
and shapes, picnics and out
ings help to swell their social cal-
When one event has be
a matter ot past record there
is another which cornea to tlie fore
ground to claim their attention,
speculation, anticipation, and that
ever-present worry of “What shall
Don't get tho wrong impression,
however, that these activities are
all that her college life consists of,
It is but a phase. .Her academic
life has proper place, but not In
Well, are you convinced now?
There, you can see for yourself
that the Meredith girl is sympa
friendly, lovable, and loyal;
Elected As Leaders
The Reverend E. L. Honts,
Visiting Minister, Is Intro
duced to Faculty at Tea
The Baptist Student Union gave
an informal tea in tiie blue pai-lor
Thursday, the 2Cth of February,
complimentary to the Rev. E. L.
Honts and Mrs. Honta. The visit
ing minister Is |>astor ot the Cal
vary Baptist Church. Charleston,
West Virginia. He was tiie chief
speaker for the Religious Bmpha-
ais Week which was observed at
tho college last week. The tea
gave the student body and the fac
ulty an opportunity to meet the
Mrs. O, Norman Price, wife of
Dr. Price, who is one of tlie B. S,
U. faculty advisers, presided al
the tea table. Tlio long tea tal>lo
wuB covered with a cloth ot Italian
uutwork. The centerpiece consist
ed ot I'oses, anapdrngons. pink car-
nations, and purple sweet peas.
Waters, nuts, tea, and mints were
served by Sarah Jackson of Mount
Airy, Nancy Calloway ot Concord,
Sadie Allen ot Clierryville, Emma
Barker ot Fuquay Springs, Mar
garet Webb of Greensboro, Virginia
Byrum ot Edenton, and Betty
Cllngan ot Covington, Virginia.
Nanoy Carroll of Charlotte, social
ehalrman. made the Introductions
and had charge ot the arrange
ments. She was assisted by Sadie
Allen, Miss Mildred Klcbllne, col
lege religious secretary, and Cora
Lee Burnett, of Wilmington.
I. M. Mercer, Beloved
Teacher of Religion at
Meredith for Eleven Years,
Died on Feb. 23; Funeral
on Feb. 25; Burial in' Rich
Dr.. Isaac Morton Mercer, 83, re
tired professor of religion at Mere
dith College and a leader ot North
Carolina Baptists, died, February
23, at his home In Raleigh, 1700
Funeral services were conducted
at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
at 10 a. m. Tuesday, and burial was
in the family plot in Hollywood
Cemetery, Rlclimond. Va.
Dr, Mercer was born June 29,
1857, In Richmond, Va., the son
ot I. J, Mercer and Josephine Ar-
selle Mercer. He received Ills M.A.
degree from Richmond College in
1879 and later hla doctorate nf
divinity from the same institution
after completing three years of
study at the Southern Baptist
Seminary, He completed his edu
cation at the University of Leipzig.
Ordained in 1SS2 ut the Second
Baptist Church of Richmond, he
was the fourth generation ot liia
family to belons to thot church.
Two other genoratlons have be
longed since. His greut-Knindfatbei'
helped found the church.
He held pastoratea In South Bos
ton and Alexandria, Va.. Green
ville. S. C., and Waahlngtoii. Rocky
Mount, und Wilson, in this Slate.
At Rocky Mount he developed a
struggling congregation into ini or
ganized church und erected a Inilld-
Ing which was debt-free when he
in Baptist activities, he was later
ciinnected with the education board
of the State Convention, and for
the paat 11 years he was associate
professor ut religion at Meredith
College. He has been recording
secretary ot the foreign mission!)
board ot the Convention, und was
president of the Convention from
1924 to 1028.
Dr. Mercer ia survived by tour
daughters. Mrs. F. S. Burwell of
Kannapolis, Mrs. J. M. Kcsler of
Wlnaton-Sulem. and Misses Caro
lyn and Susannah Mercer of
Also surviving are three broth
ers, Dr. William Mercer. Prof.
Walter C. Mercer and Herbert
Mercer, and one slsler. Mrs. W, J.
Young, all of Richmond.
Death followed a five montlis ill
ness culminating In pneumonia.
Alice Justice, and
Martha Olive Elected
to Serve as Editors of
“The Twig:,” “The
Acorn,” and “Oak
For Year 1941-’42
On Saturday, February 22, 1941,
Margaret Martin of Mount Olive
was elected president ot the Mere
dith College Athletic Association
for tlie year 1941-'42. The election
iield that day was a run-oft between
Margaret Martin and Catherine
Chiftelle, the vote being taken the
day befoi-e among these two candi
dates and Nancy Calloway and Vir
During her freshman year, Mar
garet Martin was a member ot the
tennis team and the basketball
leam. As a sophomore, she served
as manage!' of hockey on the Ath
letic Association Board, aa well as
being a member ot the liockey, ten
nis, and basketball teams. In her
junior year, Margaret is serving as
manager of tennis on the A. A.
Board, a member of the hockey,
tennis, and basketball teams, sec-
rctai'y of the Baptist Training
Union, iind a member of the Stu
dent Councl.1. She has also been
a memiier of various clubs on the
Margaret is the daughter of Mr.
und Mrs. W. P. Martin of Mount
Eiizabeth Tucker of Winston-
Salem was elected president ot the
Meredith College Baptist Student
Union for the year 1941-'42 at the
run-off election between Elizabeth
and Nancy Curroll on Saturday.
On February 21 Cornelia Her
ring, Alice Justice, and Martha
Olive were elected as edltors-
In-chlef of The Twig, Tin: Acorn.
and Oak Le.ares. respectively.
Cornelia Herring, horn In Way-
nesville. North Carolina, on Novem
ber 12, 1931, is the daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Herring. Mr.
Heri-iug. a minister, has been pas
tor of the Baplisi Church al Zebu-
lon. North Carolinii, for the past
thirteen years. Cornellii waH grad-
—Continued on page 2.
Nancy Niickols ot Louisville,
Kentucky, was elected to serve as
class president ot the class ot '42
at a meeting held in Phi Hall on
March 4, 1941. at ten o'clock.
Addle Dnvls, president of the
class, presided. There was a little
business transacted, and then tho
lloor was opened by the discussion
of quallllcntions tor the ofllco.
Then several noinlnatlonK were
made by various memberR ot the
class. After the several candi
dates had retired, discussiou of
tho candidates was In order. There
was a brief speech for each can*
dldato. and then a motion was
made to vote. Ballots were passed
out and collected. When they
were counted, the results showed
that Nancy Nnckols had a major
ity on the Urst ballot over Rowena
Daniels of Henderson, Orotohen
Fanney of Scotland Neck, and
Nancy Carroll ot Chovlotte.
Nancy is the daughter ot Mr.
and Mrs. E, N. Nuokola of Louis
ville, Kentucky. This year she
has served as a vice president of
Fairoloth Hall, and associate dl*
—Continued on page 3,
Voice Instructor, Meredith
Graduate, to Sing March
18: Miss MacMillan at Piano
On Tuesday night, March 18,
Ml'S. Gleun Lassiter, who is instruc
tor ot voice und public school music
and director of the choir, will give
a voice concert In the college audi
torium. Mrs. Lassiter, a pupil of
Miss Etiiel Rowland, was gradu
ated from Meredith College In 1933
with a major in voice and a minor
In public school music. After leav
ing Meredith she continued her
studies at the American Institute
ot Normal Metlioda In Uostoo.
The program for the concert is
Se tu m’aml, se 8urplrl....PergoIesl
Oe del mio dolcoe ardor Gluck
Du bist die Ruh! Schubert
Ollebliclio Wangen Brahms
When Children Pray Feuner
Hebrew Melody Ackron
Seciuldilla (from Carmen) Biset
Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes,
Mrs. Lassiter will be accom
panied by Miss Alleen MacMillan,
aaslstaDt professor of piano. Mies.
MacMillan was graduated (rom
Converse College. Since then she
has studied Vlth Arthur Foote and
John Carver Alden In Boston and
with Isadore Pbllllpp, Fontaln-