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PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT BODY OF MEREDITH COLLEGE
Meredith College, Raleigh, N; C.; December 17,1941
^Juniors Second .
' In V Both Events :
-'The Freshman Class toolc 'prac
Ucally all the palio honors. Their
general theme, that • of Big Sister'
Little Sister,' was quite colorful
and': original, for the class was
; dressed-in Meredith.gym sweaters
and! short blue skirts. Each girl,
wearing a big bow in her h^,
curied some sort of toy suitable
for a little sister; Singing "Rah!
. Rah! Rah! It’s Meredith for me,”
they marched up the drive in per'
The Junior Class won second
place with their idea of an “angel
farm.”' Singing “Now a Vision
Glorious,” they wore tinseled
wings and halos.
The Senior and Sophomore
clas^, although not winners, also
had original - themes. The . sopho
mores’ was centered around yellow
, and white and daisy picking, The
seniors’ concerned "V” for victory
-ror rather, their sheepskins. The
Morse' code for victory was used,
dot, dot, dot, dash.
The Wake County Alumnae
Association then presented a series
of styles for the campus. Some
models dated back to the wooly
“twenties” while others were quite
modern. Following the bicycle race
which the Freshmen won, was the
horse race. The sophomore’s “Fly
ing Jenny” led to victory.
In the student'alumnae sports
events, the students again were not
The step-singing at four o’clock
witnessed the presentation of four
beautiful and original class songs.
As was later announced, the
Freshmen won for the way they
sang and the seniors for the qiiali'
ties of their song.
Stunt Night saw the class of '42,
the seniors win again—for three
times in successioi), to keep the
Stunt silver cup. Their stunt was
an operetta based on the loves of
the queen and the fairies. The
singing, acting, scenery, arid stag
ing were alT quite excellent. The
Class of ’43, for the third succes'
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SENIORS’ GOLDEN OPERATUNITY
Phis Meet at Hut
.The meeting of the Pli So'
ciety on Monday evening, the 8th,
was held in the hut in the foiin.of
a Christmas party. TK® hut‘was
decorated with Gluistmas candles
glowing in the windows, the mari'
' tel banked with boughs of ever'
green and large firu burning in
the fire places.
,' At the business meeting the- Phis
adopted a new constitution. The
' program opened ;wi^' the reading
of the Christmas sto^ froni a
prose Bible.by Martha Ann Allen.
A quartette comp6«d -of . Jeanpe
Fleischrttann, Dureni^ Fitzg^li|,'
•• tfclen .Black and Laura ^n.,.Ca*
, ,'.^dar sang Christmas carols. A
of Dickehsl Christmas Carol
a Has Chapter Here
Group of Seventy
The Meredith College Chou of
70 voices sang their annual Christ*
mas Candlelight concert at 7:30
o’clock last Sunday evening in the
college auditorium. Dr. Harry E.
Cooper, head of the Meredith mu*
sic department, directed: Robert
Kohl of Raleigh was bass soloist;
Peggy Royster Jones, also of Ra
leigh, played the piano accompan
ments and Elizabeth Howell of
Greenville played the organ pre*
lude, 'the processional and the re'
cessional. The singers wore white
vestments and the auditorium was
lighted by candles,
The following program was pre*
Organ Prelude — Chrutmas in
Invocation—Dr. Carlyle Campbell
The Wond'rous '
News ....... L/^ranion Carol
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your
Head; Carol from the
The Inn at Bethle*
■hem .. .;.,...,. Tyrolean Carol
(Solo by. Mr. Robert Kohl):
Holy Day Holly
Carol ..: Cornish Carol
Scripture-^Dr. G. Norman Price
peck the Hall ..... Wejsh Carol
Tfie Twelye Days of Christ':
mas ..; TradjXiohal Air
Carol of the Bells, t/ftranian Carol
Hymn—P Little Town of ,
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Senior Glass Names
Amy June Carter
Witis M(C^6y Sti^.
The- fmhiiiim; Kpdc^, stick
Uils yei^?g^' :(;o ;^y; Ji^;
Elected by l^al
Lynn Starkweather of Washing'
ton, D.C., has been elected treas*
urer of the student body for the
remainder of the year 1941-42.
She will replace Beth Perry of
Durham. A transfer from Mars
Hill, Lynn has proved her worth*
iness for such an office through
her extra'curricular activities there.
Some of her offices there were
associate editor of fiilltop, the col'
lege paper, anniversary president
of the Non-Pareil Literary Society,
assistant chief college marshal, and
secretary of the Scriblerus Club.
, At Meredith Lynn is a member
of the Astro Society and the' Col-
ton English Club.
Addie Davis Is
In a class meeting December 2,
the Senior Class elected Addie
Davis, president of the Student
Body, “Miss Meredith” for the
year ’4i'’42. Mrs. Annis Hinss
Hooks, a W. C. transfer and day
student, was voted most beautiful.
Mary Sue Jackson, day student
also, was elected most intellectual.
Ellen Ann Flythe, Little Theatre
president, the most original; Mary
Snipes, the cut»t, and Nancy
Nuchols, president of the Senior
Class, most popular, Rowena
Daniel, vice-president of the Stu
dent Body, was voted most versa'
tile, Gretchen Fanney, most stylish;
Margaret Martin, A. A. presi'
dent, most athletic; Louise Dickey,
the wittiest; and Eva Grice,
best all-round day student.
Wednesday, December 11, Mer
edith girls were inducted into the
Phi Kappa Chapter of Sigma Pi
Alpha, national honorary modern
language fraternity. The North
Carolina State College Chapter
conducted the ceremony. Dr. A.
M. Fountain, grand national pres
ident, and Professor Ballinger,
grand national treasurer, were the
two national officers present.
Sigma Pi Alpha is the second
national fraternity on the Mere
dith campus. Alpha Psi Omega,
national dramatic fraternity, was
the first chapter of a national hon
orary fraternity instituted on our
campus. Alpha Psi Omega has
been active since the spring of
The induction ceremony is an
impressive secret one. The induc'
tors were Dr. Hinkle, head of the
Modern Language Department at
N. C. State, Professor Ballenger
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Easy Lessons in How to Celebrate
Yuletide—without ^Peace on Earth^
By Mattie Irene Baugh
The- Christmas ^a^on approach'
es and the United States is at war.
While the nation gathers its forces
for. battle, citiseris' are. making
read)' for CKristmasi
At Meredith too, the return of
the anniversary story brings with
it the same spirit as in peaceful
yew..-Voices have a-joy.and lilt
th^t . no other occasion imparts.
Th?re' is a shine' in the eyes and
EilglQw.^m .the', heart at Cliristmu
.'tjiat: tidinj^: of’■wa.r do': not .ex^.ri'-
guwh,:,’t|(c;;^ only wfjens
spirits. Feistive decorations and
clothes and accessories add to the
joy of the occasion. -
With all the fun that the holi
day brings, students have not for'
gotten their friends. There will be
gifts exchanged, but that is not all.
In the true spirit of Christmas,
each one shows for her feUow class
mates. quickened sympathy, more
earnest encouragement, and a
thoughful consideration that more
adequately than the gifts express
es the love in her-heart.
The . celebrations at Meredith
have ..not - excluded thoughts of
others. Meredith girls through bpyr
of :Tuberculo^ seals, the' col-
;lfii|'ipg^^ off cjotJjes ff9r.:Britain; anid
mas cheer. As is their custom there
will be a concert by the choir and
the student body will participate
in the carolling which ^'takes place
the last night before the holiday
It is Christmas and there, is war,
Meredith girls are not insensitive
to seriousness of the situation
while they anticipate the holiday.
In creating joy, in observing their
former customs and traditions of
celebration, in the usual way, they
are. expressing the Christmas ideal
—“Peace on earth, good will to
men.” Within, their small spheres
of. influence they are doing their
part tO;-bring about within' the
hearts. .of; iRen' ^is^^eal, and,'to
bring' to'^'ajha^p’j'at’^war: th^
Raleigh Cine Music
Singer in Concert
To Be Served
Httll to Be Scene
Of Formal Affair
The annual Christmas dinner at
Meredith will be served on Wed
nesday night, December 17, 1941,
in' the college dining hal^. The
dinner is to be formal, and the
cooks and dishwashers will come
forth from the kitchen to enter
tain the guests. Every year at
Christmas, it has been the custom
for the cooks to present a cake
walk and muskal program. A
Christmas present will be present
ed to the entertainers in the form
of tips from' the dinner guests.
Three families—the Campbell,
Broughton and Meredith — will
enjoy this holiday dinner.
Guests in Hut
All sizes and shapes—they were
the “big" and "little” sisters at
their Christmas party last Friday
night in the Hut. Holly, giant can
dles, a Christmas tree, and Santa
Claus (straight from North Pole)
carried out the Christmas idea
achieved by Evelyn Dillon work
ing with the two members of the
committee, Flo Hewett and Mar
jorie Ailstock. Nan Davis, chair-
.n of the entertainment com
mittee, Helen Scarborough, and
Willie Barger, were responsible
for the new version of the “Night
Before Christmas." Also, the “lit-
tie sisters" were honored by gifts
from their "big sisters.”
Invitations in the form of poin-
settas had been issued to the fresh
man class. Working on the invita
tion committee were Louise Saw
yer, chairman, Jeanette McDaniel,
and Marjorie McPheetusf Refresh
ments were served by Miriam Mc
Gregor. chairman, Adelaide Bunk
er, and Pauline lUed. The “big
sister” is Rachel Lovelace, presi
dent of the'junior class, and the
little sister,” Marty Jeffreys,
president of the freshman class.
To Meet Dec. 18
The December meeting of the
Education Club will be held De*
cember 18, at 7:00 o'clock in the
hut. At this meeting a Christmas
party will be given for thirty-five
fifth grade children from the Meth
odist Orphanage. Among the oth
er Christmas decorations there
will, be a Christmas tree under
which wilt be placed the presents
which each member, of the club
The committee in charge of the
Bentertainment consists of Eleanor
Ha:rrell,- A^e Riith Caieon and
C|Ja Bell and
Two Staff Members
The Raleigh Civic Music As-
sociaton presented Gladys Swarth-'
out, one of America's most popu-
lar singers, in the Memorial Audi'
torium, at 8:30 o'clock, Tuesday
evening, December 16.
Miss Swarthout has been a mem
ber of the Metropolitan Opera
Company for several seasons and
has also participated in one Chi'
cago and St. Louis opera seasons.
She has filled many radio engage
ments on important coast-to-coast
programs, and has sung hundreds
of concern throughout the coun
Last year she made five appear
ances in the title role of Carmen.
She has also sung in Mignan, Nor
man, Sadko, Farza del Destino,
Peter Ibbetsbn, Tales of Hoffman
and La Gioconda. On her Raleigh
program .she included an aria
Connais-Tu le pays!" from Mig-
Two members of the Twig staff.
Cornelia Herring, editor, and
Martha Ann Allen, columnist, at
tended a press conference with
Miss Swarthout in her suite at tlie
Sir Walter Hotel Tuesday noon.
A sparkling and gracious per-
sonality was evident as the singer
answered press questions and pos
ed for pictures. She wore a grey
tweed suit and lighter grey turtle-
neck sweater with a necklace of
goid letters spelling her name.
Brown hat and shoes completed
She talked of her busy life be
tween concerts and opera, often
mentioning her husband, Frank
Chapman. She spoke of her ac
companist, Lester Hodges, and call-
cd him “the best accompanist in
the world." He has been with Miss
Swarthout six years.
N. Y. A. allotment has been cut
$1100 for the rest of this year.
This month the shortage has been
provided for by reducing all pay-
mcnts to twenty-five cents an hour.
It is hoped that nothing more
serious than cutting each N. Y. A.,
worker's salary five cents per hour
will have to be done for the re-
mainder of the school year.
Conducted by Y. W. A.
Vespers on Wednesday night,
December 10, were conducted by '
Y. W. A. in the form of a Christ-'
mas program. The Lottie Moon . •
Christmas offering was colle^ed
The Y.,W. A. is sponspring ^V:'*
giving of clothing and tpj^ to, a;::i