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PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT BODY OP MEREDITH COLLEGE
Meredith College, Raleigh, N. ,0., Saturday,- February 21, 1942
annual, week of Religious
Emphasu -drew to ai cIok witli
the evening services Friday, Febr
ruiry- IJ. Rev. and Mrs. Win*
ston S. Pcarce -of Durham’,, con
ducted the week's activities of re
ligious talks and. conferences. A
series of daily services included
^^ial topics for morning watch,
chapel and evening services.
State College students were
special guests at the Wednesday
evening services, and Wake For'
est students were honor guutd
on Friday night.
Religious Emphasis w^k is
sponsored by che Baptist Student
Union-. The work of Elizabeth
Tucker of Winston'Salem, presi
dent; Lilbourn Minshew of Boy-
kins; Va., devotional chairman;
Gloria Anderson of Asheboro, mu-
Bic chairman, and Sarah Jackson
of Mount Airy, social chairman,
attribute greatly to a succcssful
' Special music was furnished by
. Ae college choir,'' and by Mar
ga'rec Roberson of Mount Airy,
Betty Knowles of Rocky Mount,
Cora Lee Burnett of Wilniington,
Gerry Dawkins, Peggie Royster
Jones and Durema Fitzgerald of
Raleigh, Janie Saviryer of Sanford,
Laura Ann Cavender of Charles
ton, W, Va.,. Helen Flock of
Rutherfordton, Virginia Greene of
Shelby, Nancy Carrol of .Char
lotte. Manly Toby of Wake For
est, Bruton Coats, Gcnison
Smith, John K. Truicc, and Bert
R. Simerson, State College stu
Climax of the week's services
came at the chapel hour Friday,
February 13. The topic for Mr.
Pearce’s discussion was, “For'
given as Eternal God Forgives."
His specific illustrations of Christ'
like forgiveness were particularly
impressive and appropriate.
Juniors Will Begin
Tl)e last Saturday night .in
February, the twenty > eiglith,
Crooking will, begin and continue
foi-'three weeks in order that they
will be over by the time Mid-se-
mester'testa begin, on the twenty-
first of Maidi. Since the Junior
and Freshmen classes are to crook
only three wce^ this,year instead
of the usual four, there will he
only, two clues given this year by
the Senior Class, wlu). will as us
ual, hide the crook. The clues
will have to be deciphered and
the cixjcJs found by the Junior-
: Freshmen classes by March ^n-
ty-llrst or .the crook will ntjuam.
' in the possession of the Senior
Class. Tliey may however, fiiid
and rdiide ^e- crook in order
that th^ Senior and Sophomore
Glasses nuy lool^ for jt,
Rach^ Lovelace, Presidi:nt of
the Junior Class, will be given the
irst;_due ' 'by ' NiiiVy -'Nuttkols,
- Presi^t of the Senior C|^i 'Af'
; ter/ \dill8; '.the, qlaw ;rivalry' will • be,
. strong ;tiptil -thi^-laat' nigiit- wheh
one cUM/^c,\^e:;;otHer 'wiH^find
’ To Be Presented
In College Auditor!^ ^
Oii Februairy 27
“ On. Friday night, Febniaiy 27,
ih the college auditorium, the an'
nua] freshmw, and ;sbcie^ plays
will be presented.
The freshman play enticed
”Ten Minutes; by the Clock'*
promises to be a reiU trat. As
the story goes, ^re once lived in
ai tiny kingdom a king and queen
wlw were very devoted to each
other. Both were seemingly hap'
py among their ridies and royal
Iw^ies until one day—alas!—
tlie queen expresses her dissatis'
faction with such luxury and lei
sure and, enchanted momentarily
by the music of a young gypsy
man, she runs away with him.
The happy little kingdom is
thrown iiito utter confusion—
things happen ,fast—but only by
coming will you be able to find
out what happened when it was
"Ten Minutes by the Clock!"
The characters are as follows:
Tlie King—Lois Eddinger
The Queen—Hilda Wilson
Queen's Page—Marjorie Bason'
The Gypsy—Betsy Watson
Pom Pom, the butler—Annie
Bitter - Batter—Mary Svi«an
Lackeys to the King—
As for the annual competitive
society plays,well—all there is
known about them now is that
they're "going to be in a big
way." The names as well as tlie
characters are being kept a secret.
Doris Jane Bordeaux is directing
the "Phi" play and Ellen Ann
Flytlie is directing the "Aatro"
play. The society that wins for
three successive years is given a
cup. Last year the Phis won.
Who is going to be the winner
this year? Come and see for your
Mrs. Tyner Speaks
To Senior Forutn
Mrs. B, Y. Tyner led the Senior
Forum Tuesday night, February
17, in a discussion of "The Gnl-
lege Girl and Her Place in the
World.”' Tliis was the second of
a series of six forums planned b)'
the senior class,
Louise Dickie, is chairman of
the ojmmittM' directing the for
ums wth Catherine Porter, Mary
Helen Gatlin,-Mary .L>b HolUway
und Sue Rodwellas members, The
officers of the senior class .are
Nancy Nuckbls—President, Cath
erine Wywt — Vice-President,
Viviaji JefFries^ecriftftry, RuUi
'Orlssman-— .Treasurer,- .Marie
,Ches50fi-:;Cheerleacler,- ^and' Sue
odWel.l^Hwlth:- Cliairlnan, ^:
•The' serii6i;8.Saw b^n
ifb have Mrs. Tyiiu speak to'the^
for,8pme’:ti^,^ sfcd. wre^glac} 'to'
bs :ftblo'tu hear::^r.‘;-Mni'.Tyner
There is definitely going to be
a summer session at. Meredith
this year. Sincc our suminer
school lor the past few years has
been in cooperation with Wake
Forest and Mars Hill, there wilt
be difficulty in setting up a cur-
riculum. The curriculum mujt be
such that the session will attract
enough students to make the pro
ject self-supporting, As yet, no
definite plans concerning faculty,
curriculum, or dates have been
However, it is c^ain that there
will be a nine weeks summer
school and that if enough students
ask for a course that course will
Because operating expenses ar«
lower ih summer than in winter,
it would .cost less to get off nine
hours than it would in the winter
session. Roughly expenses will
Tuition—S30. ($10 for each
3 hour course.)
Room and Board—863.
Quite a few changes will be
made in the coLege curri^um
for the year 1942-43. A^depart-
ment'of Business Administration
will be added and put on the
same basis as music; Latin, Eng
lish or other department require
ments for a major. If a major
is not desired, a student may elect
shorthand, typing, 'or one of the
other correlated subjects rs a serv
ice course. Perhaps no degree
credits will be given for the work
in this department if the hours
are taken as elective, but the
work, in this case, wll be on the
same basis. as physical education.
As a service course, training of
this sort would help students in
such fields as’ teaching or social
As yet, no particular ocurses
have been decided upon, but
orders for typewriters. and other
equipment liave been placed.
The Religion Department, al
though already offering a major,
will change its curriculum to bet
ter prepare girls who wish to do
mission work or to be pastoral
helpers, Under the supervision of
the department one' or two se
mester courses will be introduced
which' will give the students op-
^rtunity'to work in the churches
• [Coniinued on pace four]
ni^ST STUDENT ELECTION HELD
AS PRESIDENT ,OF S. G. IS CHOSEN
STUDENTS ASSIST AT WELFARE DEPARTMENT
Meredith College students,
through the cooperation of
the County Welfare Depart'
mentr arc obtaining first hand
information In social work.
Under the supervision of Mrs.
Josephine ,N. Kirk, superin
tendent of public welfare,
each student will be assisting
one half day eacti week until
the middle of May at the re
ception desk at the welfare
These students, working as
a project in tho sociology de
partment whose head is Dr.
Ellen Winston, are Dorolhy
Rigys, Mary Margaret Lanier,
Ruth Ci'issman, Mary Eliza
beth Coleman, Betty Clingan,
Kathryn Chapman, and Nettie
Forward Step Taken
By the Adminstration
A step forward has been taken
by the administration in changing
the school policy concerning at
tending dances, going from and re-
turing to the college.
Regulations for attending dan-
1. A written permission from
parents must be presented, giving
date, dance, name of escort, and if
the student is staying out of col'
lege forvthe week end, the name
i\nd address of the hostess.
2. Freshmen, Sophomores, Jun
iors must be chaperoned by ap
pointed students .when going to a
dance from the college and return'
ing to the college after a dance.
3. No student may spend the
night in a fraterni^ house, board-
[Continued on page t^vree]
All Phases of
Mercditli's weekly broadcasts;
lire HOW seven up and six to go.
These programs are presented eacl^
Tlnu'sday afcenioon from 4:45. till
5:00 o’clock ovei". radio station
Last Thursday's broadcast coiv
sistcd of college songs sung by
the Meredith trio, Mildred As
kew,' Virginia Greeiie, and Marie
Chesson. Previous offerings have
Club Holds Annual
Affair in Rose Parlor
International Relations Club held
iis annual International Night in
the LUmc Parlor. Representatives
uf International Relations Clubs' 194M942J she
lit Curolhia, Duke, State. Wake the Vice President
Forest, Peace, and St. Mary's andi°^ Meredith College Ath'
foreign students at these institu- Association. She has held
tions attended. Dr. Gunnar Lange, campus
of Stockholm, Sweden, now jerv-i her for her woric
ing a Fellowsliip in Economics at: 1942-1943 _ session
been a program by Dorothy and| State College, led.die open discus-1she.will be the President of.
Edgar Alden and,Miss Dorothy'sion on “The Kind of World.We' Student Body, President of
I’hclps, a play presented by the; Want After the War, and nominating Committee. She
Place Here on
Registration took place week
before last, Wednesday, .Febru
ary eleventh, and the .first elec
tion followed on Thursday, Feb-
luary twelth. There vrere three
hundred eighty six students regis-^
tcring of the total enrollment of
four hundred and fifty-four. Out
of the three hundred eighty-six
registered voters, three hundred
and thirty-four voted in the first
election. This was about eighty
]5crcent of the student voters vot
ing in the election for the Student
guvcrnment. President. The Soph'
amore Class had the largest per
centage registered voters voting in
tlic elction. .
Carolyn Duke carried the elec'
tion without having a run-olr.
Running against her for the office
were Elizabeth Riggs of Durham,
Student Council member and
Vicc-Prcsident of Faircloth Hall;
Rachel Lovelace . of Canton,
North Carolina, the present
President of the Junior Class,
and Evelyn Dillon of Goldsboro,
North Carolina, also a student
Council member, b^g Vice
Prcsfdent of Stringfield Hall.
Carolyn Duke is from Henderson,
North Carolina. She Jias been
very prominent in her class since
her Freshman year, when she was
ulcctcd to serve in the . capacity of
Vicc . President of the Class. As
a Sophomore she served as the
President of the class. This; year
Carolyn Duke has been a Student
Government member, since she
was elected to the ofike of Secre- '
department of speech under the di.
rection of Miss Frances Bailey, a
piano recital by Charles De Wolf
La Mond, a play directed by Harry
K, Dorsctt and given by the edu-
department, an orgiin recital
by Dr, Harry E. Cooper, and one
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Forecast of a Better World after War
On every hand we hear war,
war, ' war. - Sometime .whep we
read or hear .of. the death,' the de
privations, the hardships,, it. is. as-
if-, every fiber of our being .were
;ilive to them and.they, are our
own. Then agam, we hear; we
read; but-.VP;!p noti^ee. We have
even sometimes_^ turned pur. backs
upon ail thes things, until se»hg
the gnBhadowe(j plaiti before us,
forget the. thundering 'clouds
vvhichyshakf ;thB:.'?a,rth ,^ind us;
.' It'ia notvouifs to forget, nor oyrs
to tvim,;our backs. It is :Oui;s to
•hvel This war which. has gone on'
■aroui^d, u8:wd.wWch-now i'n'cly^^
play, even our worship of God,
As man is prone to do, we see
first the hardships that- this war
brings to us. Many of them are
little things; others, so great that
we can only dimly sense them. lu
is these smaller things that weigh
most heavily upon us; it is these
which insinuate tl^emselves into
our routing, liv'esj these are the
bonds of war that-nib the festered
We , must Jsave three lumps, of
sugar,.in. our coffee- or else it is
bittw;, and u«isavory, We must
have «hee^-8iik Iw—those thick
wtton;' ooBfi.' shaw that, the: ankles
j«' impc^ble.tO'gist a
metics—why, how can one be
glamorous without them?
No, no, of course you have not
let these things unduly disturb
you. You-have gallantly and j)hil'
osophically iiecepted them as some
thing whi(± you can do to help
your nation, win its war. Why,
yes,’ you have even volunteered
your service for civilian defense
aiid, you are doing some extra
studying so tliat you will , be able
l-o meet any emergency which
aris«. 'Vou have done these thing;
and yet it was you, yes you, who'
only, yesterday were' bitter a»d
cyoioijl,, You?wi^'i wpmiin hM to
^;.hard 'dayi • SihCe'
To Prepare for It Now." Follow
ing die discussion a social hour was
The International Relations Club
holds this iifTair annually for the
main purpose of sponsoring friend
ly relati0]» among students of col
leges nearby, and especially with
the foreign students.
The Club is now sponsoring the
cvcnu bulletin board iii the period
ical i-ooMi of the library. Posted
on this bulletin board arc notices
about current books and periodi
cals of intei-cst, and announcements
conccrning activities on current
events. The Club library is now
in .the .alcove (o the left of the
rotunda. Cards have been placed
in the books, and they may be tak'
en oiit of die library just as other
^ks, The fortnightly summaries
of International Events are placed
on one, shelf of the library;
Officera of the club are: Presi'
dent, Evelyn Hamptgn: viec-pr«-
ident, Kiith?rine, Kprr; sccretary-
t«asur^,',;.}MKrti? 'P?teraon; pro*
has been a very good and a very
capablc leader, who is veiy pop
ular with the students.
Under the new election rules
a majority of tl« registered voters
have to vote to have the votes
counted. ' Every voter has the
privilege and responsibility of vot
ing for the next years - officers.
The Student League of Wonien
Voters has worked to have at'
tractive posters reminding tlie
students to register and vote, .so '
every student is urged assume
the rights and privileges he pos-
scsses and vote in every election
for the person he judges best foe
Choir Sings for
The Meredith College Choir
under the directian of Dr, ffarry.
E. Cooper, head of tlie Music de*:
partment, sang the - anthem fpr
the. Religious IrijSti^te;.8M,vS«.j9jp,f