North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XVII
Teaching, Scientific
and Defense Work
Among Occnpations
Members of the class of 1042 arc
carrying on the traditions of Mere
dith College and are taking an ac
tive part in contributing to national
Consisting of one hundred and
thirteen members, a large majority
of the class, fifty-two, are teaching
school. Ruth Adams is teaching at
Leaksville, N, 0.; Mildred Askew at
Pittaboro, N". C.; Anne ISarrow at
Sauford, N’. C.; Dorothy Beale at
Norfolk, Va.; Helen Betts at Wake
Forest; Ethel Brown at Greensboro,
2^". 0.; Frances Buchanan at San
ford, N. 0.; Annie Ruth Oaison at
Warsaw, iN". 0.; Nancy Calloway at
Bee Log, N. C.; Nancy Carroll at
Goldsboro, N. C.; Catherine Chif-
fello at Kenly, N. C.; Mary Eliza
beth Coleman at Winston-Salem,
N. C.; Mary Frances Cooper at Wil
kinson, N. 0.; Ruby Craig at Pitts-
boro, N. C.; I^u Denning at Fuquay
Springs, N. C.; Ellen Ann Flythe at
Rockingham, N. C.; Frances Foster
at Madison, N. C.; Virginia Franko
at Walkerton, N. C.; Rachel Fulton
at Garner, N, C.; Eloise Garris at
Sanford, N. C.; Virginia Gilliland
at Bunn, N. C.; Virginia Greene at
Woodsdale, N. 0.; Eva Grice at
Youngsvillc, N. C.; Bertha Marie
Harrell at Lueama, N. C.; Cornelia
Herring at Zebulon, N. C.; Claire
Hill at Williamston, N. C.; Mack
Howard at Newton Grove, N. C.;
Nancy Johnston at La Grange, N. C.;
Peggie Royster Jones at Raleigh,
N. C.; Madeline Kivett at PfafFtown,
N. C.; Virginia ^ncaster at Middle-
burg, N. C.; Jode Lassiter at Louis-
burg, N. C.; Virginia McGougan at
Chadbourn, N. C.; Margaret Martin
at Rockingham, N. C.; Nancy
Nuckols at Louisville, Kentucky;
Martha Olive at Hope Mills, N. C.;
Alice Page at Henderson, N. C.;
Nauwita Page at Star, N. C.; Gwen
dolyn Parker at Windsor, N. C.; La
Rue Pearce at Norlina, N. C.; Ce
leste Perry at Goldsboro, N. C.;
Myrtle Peterson, Bellarthur, N. C.;
Cathryn Porter at Siler City, N. C.;
Mai^ Hester Powell at Kinston,
N. C.; Jenois Proctor at Concord,
N. C.; Elizabeth Pruitt at Kinston,
N. C.; Aileen Rogers at Speed,
N. C.; Janie Sawyer at Sanford,
N. C.; Nancy Stroup at Youngsville,
N. C. 5 Mary Swann at Winston-
Salem, N. 0.: Mildred Ward at Wil
liamston, N. C.; and Mary Cooke
(Continued on page- four)
Russion Artist
Appeors Here
(Alexander Brailowsky, celebrated
Russian pianist, wlio was heard in
recital in Raleigh in the Memorial
Auditorium on the evening of De
cember 4, was born in Kiev, in south
ern Russia. His father, a musician
of achievements, was quick to recog
nize the bov’a extraorfliiini’v nWlUv
nize the boy’s extraordinary ability,
and he himself supervised his early
pianistic training and studios at Kiev
At the age of thirteen, young
Brailowsky was taken to Vienna to
become a pupil of the great Leschet-
izky. It was Lesehetizky’s custom to
invite the elite of the Viennese musi
cal world to his house to hear his out
standing students. At one of these
“house concerts,” the celebrated
teacher had presented his first world-
famous pupil, Ignace Jan Paderew
ski. At another, he introduced Brail
owsky, who was destined to be the
last of Leschetizky’s disciijles to
achieve international reno\vn.
At the outbreak of the first World
War, the Brailowskys moved to
Switzerland and later to France. Not
long after his arrival in Paris, he
made his first public appearance.
The boy’s debut recital created such
a sensation in Parisian musical cir
cles that offers of engagements be
gan to pour in from all the capitals
of Euroiie. One of the first of these
engagements took place in Brussels
in the presence of Queen Elizabeth,
who repeatedly invited the young
man to the Royal Palace to play son
atas for violin and piano with her.
The bonds which bound Brailowsky
to Belgium were later to become even
stronger. In 1936 the Belgium gov
ernment added to the “Kreisler
Prize” and tlie “Casals Prize,” the
“Brailowsky Prize” biannually
awarded to Belgium’s most gifted
young pianist.
His European reputation estab
lished, Brailowsy embarked on his
first concert tour of South America.
Two years later, the pianist made his
North ^American debut. Audiences
and critics alike voted him a place
in the front rank of the virtuosi of
his instrument.
Since 1922 Brailowsy has revisited
South America on eight different oc
casions, climaxed by a Jubilee tour
of the continent. Since 1924 he has
(Continued on page three)
Dr. Elliot Heiili
Number 4
Meredith Professor
Reports to Navy
Dr. Elliott Healy, professor of
modern languages at Mereditli since
September of 1940, paid his final
farewells to the college on December
1 as he made preparations to take
on his new duties in the service of
his country. Dr. Healy lias a com
mission in the Navy as a lieutenant,
(jg.). His plans at present are such
that he will leave within a fe\^ days
for his assigned station.
Because ho is required to live in
a dormitory -v\'hile at Ids post, Dr.
Healy will be unable to lun'o Mrs.
Healy accompany him. Ho stated
that for the present she would return
to her home in Denver, Connecticut.
Dr. Healy formerly taught at the
University of North Carolina whore
he did his graduate work. His under
graduate M’ork was completed at Wil
liam and Mary. *
Meredith Student
Honored For Poetry
Either you have a lot this year or
not much—^Christmas holidays, of
course. The' OPA or WPB or one of
those innumerable Washington agen*
cies decided that they did not want
college students “gumming up
the. works” _ of what they call a
snl6oth‘running transportation sys
tem. Subsequent suggestions arrived
at all colleges that they either dismiss
from December 15 to January 15 or
just December 25. Colleges being col
leges with very definite schedules and
students being students with very
definite ideas about Christmas vaca
tions, these suggestions had to be
,7ust suggestions to all with, perhaps,
the exception of Duke which gives
its students only Christmas Day.
Meredith angels (you all know
thw) receive a little extra, being dis
missed from December 17 through
Jannary 6. This has one drawback
—spring holidays were out to one
day. Those boys in red and white
across Hillsboro Street have exactly
the same holidays as the lasses from
Meredith. What a coincidence!
Wlio’s going to have fun witli whom
traveling to and from home or where-
ever you go (Christmas. The other
schools in Raleigh have similar holi
days, too.
What you are going to do during
the vacation is a problem for many
and not a problem for others. Some
have part-time or even full-time jobs.
Several have said they wore going to
build up the morale of the armed
forces (some will probably help tear
It down). A great many girls are just
“gonna sleep an’ EAT.”
Just to make the Freshmen feel
naj>py, they ought to know that,
while the upperclassmen at William
and Mary have exactly the same holi
days as the Meredith girls do, the
poor Frosh have from December 19
to January 4. You all can go home
now and have a good time.
Sidney Anne Wilson, a Meredith
day student from Raleigh, has been
honored by the Paebar Publishing
Company of New York, having been
asked permission to print her poem,
“Retrospect,” in their AnihoIoff_i/ of
Verse published every ten years. Sid
ney Anne, who is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur John Wilson
of 1808 Park Drive in Raleigh, has
attended Peace Junior College for
two years, Greensboro College last
year, and is now finishing at'Mere
dith. While at Peace, she was the
poetry editor of the magazine, Voices
of Peace; and at G. 0. she was a re
porter on the newspaper, TJie Colie-
(jidn. Slie has in her own collection
of verse around fifty poems.
“Retrospect” was first published in
the News and Observer as the North
Carolina Poem in October this year.
It was soon after that that she re
ceived word from the Paebar Pub
lishing Company and that the poem
was printed in the Meredith Acorn.
More of her poems will be published
in the next issue of the Acorn, the
Christmas issue.
Orphans and Blind
Children To Come On
Soturday, December 12
Mf'mlith College will entertain
with a play, “Heidi,” given by the
Little Theater and a party by the
tlii-ee other campus organizations,
for Orphans from the Methodist,
(DatlioHc, and Oxford ' orphanages,
children both white and eolorcd from
the blind school and a few other less
fortunate eliildren in Raleigh Satur
day afternoon, December 12 from
2;30 to 4:30. Formerly, a Christmas
play by the Little Theater was taken
to the different institutions, but this
year the children are invited to come
to Meredith to see one. The Little
Tlieater, Student Government, Ath
letic Association, and the Baptist
Student Union are all working to
gether on the event. A general coni-
inittee composed of the following
girls are working on the plans:
Elizabeth Coleman—representing
the Student Government.
Gloria Anderson—representing the
Baptist Student Union.
Sue McNeely—representing the
Little Theater.
Rosetta Purvis—representing the
..Vthletic Association.
/Iho east of_ the play which the
Little Theater is working hard on is:
Frances Crane
Dayre Davis
^cter Eliisabeth Shelton
Uncle Aim Dorothy Turner
Heidi Nelda Ferguson
Granny. Mary Jo Clayton
Elva Glenn Miller
P«stor Betty Miller
The following statistics have lately
been released from the ofiicc of the
Freshman Class, 1942-1943 '
No. of resident freshmen 114
No. of non-resident freshmen....' 20
Tliorough Plan
Covers All Phases
Of Home Defense
The “Oak Leaves” requests
that all snapshots for the
annual be turned in to Ade
laide Charles in room 220F.
No. of out-of-state freshmen
No. of states represented
No. of N. C. counties represent'd
Other States
Florida 1 Pennsylvania.. 1
Kentucky 1 Rhode Island.. 2
Maryland 2 South Cai'O..... 4
New Jersey.... 2 Virginia 3
Senior Class Announces
Selection of Rings
The Senior Class ring and pin
committee announces that the rings
have been selected and ordered.
Sheila Gulley is chairman of this
committee, and Minnio Morris Hug
gins, Evelyn Bowers, Hazel Stewart,
and Dorothy Boone are her com-
mitteo members.
The rings are of the same pat
tern used by last year’s senior class,
having^ a black onyx stone with the
Meredith seal in the center. On this
seal is the date and the name of the
college.^ The pins are like the center
of the rings with a guard of either the
year or degree.
About one-fourth of the class or
dered rings which are expected to ar
rive after Christmas. The date of
arrival is uncertain because of the
present labor and transportation
problems. Another order will be tak
en later.
With an efficient and well-planned
Civilian Defense program that was
begun last Decoinber, the students
and faculty of Meiedith are again co
operating wiUi tlie College Defense
Committee whieli lias as its chairman
Miss Margni-et Kramer of the chem
istry department.
The faculty members on the De
fense Committeo who were appointed
Ijy Di-. Carl.yle Cani))bell at the be
ginning of the program include Miss
Kramei-; Miss Myrtle Barnette, head
nurse of the infirmary; Miss Ellen
Brower, head of the home economics
department; Miss Annie May Baker,
Dean of Women; Dr. Benson
Davis, Dean of Administration; and
Miss Christine White, head of the
physical education department.
Each year, a Student Defense
Committee is appointed ;to represent
eaeli class. Carolyn Duke, president
of the Student Government Associa
tion, recently appointed the follow
ing as representatives of their re
spective classes; Kathleen Clarke of
ScA'evn, senior; Eleanor Vereen of
Raleigh, junior; Frances Snow of
McAdenville, sophomore, and Mil
dred Blackman of Raleigh, fresh
In order to carry out their three
fold aim—training people to take
part in defense work at eolloge, train
ing students to be ])rei-)ared to. take
part in defense work iii their own
communities; and making students,
and faculty iriore conscious of Civil
ian Defense and its place in the war
effort—numerous projects have been
Among ^hem has been the teaching
of defense courses. Because tliese
courses ai-e taught by .specialists in
their fields, students are \irged to take
every possible advantage of them.
Miss White is the first aid instructor; Barnette, the home nursing in
structor; Miss Breweri'the insti-uctor
in nutrition; and Mis.s Eliza Dick
inson and Miss Elizabeth Cameron
are instructors in preliminary train
ing for life saving.
TJie courses in first aid, nutrition,
and Jiome nursing will be repeated
next semester. A more advanced life
sa.ving course will be taught as a fol-
low-up of the present one.
The latest project of the Civilian
Defense progi*am at Meredith ia the
forming of first aid sounds and posts
on the campus with Miss White and
Miss Barnette as co-chairmen. Sta
tionary first aid posts will be under
the supervision of Miss Barnette and
Miss Gladys Shipman, assisitant in
firmary nurse. Mrs.' Mary McOoy
Edgei'ton and Miss Dickinson will
assist the supervisors. Traveling
taehments will be supported by Miss
White and Miss Cameron. After
these stations are organized and pre
liminary eoui-ses are completed, they
hope to be qualified as a Volunleci*
First Aid Detachment under the
American Red Cross.
Tlie scrap metal drive, which has
been going on for some time, is still
m progi’ess on the campus. A drive
for scrap silk, rayon and nylon hos
iery will be started soon.
The committee wants,to remind all
campus residents that the next black-,
out for this area is to bo a surprifle
blackout. Sinoe it will not he an
nounced in advance, students arc. re
minded not to leave lights on in thek
rooms or bathrooms when they Icav^
the room for any period of time.

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