October 16, 1943
PiiOHshed by the Students of Meredith College
Raleigh, N. 0.
pAXNMt: Memory PABMiat Editor
BBT8Y McMillan I co-managlng Editors
PBISCIM.A Cr-AIKK Naxce \
Carolyn Bass Associate Editor
Peggy Haywood. Assodate Editor
Mary ELiSACEinr JoHwaow Feature Editor
EvEt.Ypr Ray Columnist
Maby ELiviADETH Bbyant Cftrtoottlat
DOBis Gene Bowman Picture Editor
Jean Davis Music Editor
Dot Auxsdobff. Sports Editor
CAHOLYir KnNYorr Business Manager
GeaiTOUDE Mills Circulation Manager
Entered as secoad-clUB matter October 11. 1923, nt
postofflce at Ralelgrb, N. C., under Act of March t,
! ; T[lua week, matcrinl ivns nioi’c aiifficlciit tlitiii Itia't
|ttieck[ and Fd like to pass on to yoti soine evciUs
of ilitcroet \jbieli I havG gatlicrecl from our oxclinng^.
One subject which I have promised to “keep off”
this week ,ia .football, but tiot to nvoid Wake I’ovost
Of iiitorost to jxiiiiorp and sonioi’a anr) to Meredith
College is the Hat of U-’Af/s Who in Americctn Colleffoa
(tiul IJnivcTsUica from Wake Foiest. Martlin Ann
Alien, former Meredith girl, is ono of the eighteen
students wlio were selected. Martha Ann is editor
of Old Gold and Black and is active in all pnblica*
ttona, a member of tlie debate squad, mcnibn' of the
Little Theater, and piTsident of Pi Kappa Delta.
Old Gold and Blach,
There is i\\ some quarters e sort of xnieasineas, a
touch of feai*, about the futui-e of those Americans
who are now working and fighting in the war zones.
This fear is concerned not wiHi the physical well
being of the veterans of the \r:ir, biit witli their state
of mind. Will the men and women who have seen
so much, felt so much, done so much iu North Africa,
in Sicily, in Naples, in Kiska, iu New Guinea hn :
satisfied when they come back to Now York, to Rieb-
tnond, to Raleigh? The idea expressed by many, «ud
latent in the thinking of many more, iniiy be n voicing
of our own inadequacy, our lack of uudei'stamling.
The assumption is that for our happiness we need
some sort of adventure, and that the niost satisfying
type of adA'enture is to he found iu the activities
proA’ided by war. That this assumption bus, iu the
past, been often jxistified by facts is, alas, abundantly
obvious; too nianj’ veterans of the Wiir Between the
States apeut. Hieir,,remaining years „r«-fightiiig tlioir
battles instead of rebuilding a coniitry so sadly in
need of rebuilding. If it is \iniversally true, however,
the fight is .worth more than that for which we arc-
fighting; and the ginno i.s not worth even the wide
of the candle- To define adreidure in these terms
gives the lie to all that Meredith and all the colleges
like it are trying to do. Yet we are often, by our
own interpretations of alvcnturo, more indirectly
giving the lie to what we are attempting to d». Acl-
vcnture, wp think, is to be found, not in Raleigh but
in Greensboro or Chapel Hill; not at Meredith but
on Fayetteville Street or in the Riddick Stadium;
not in the laboratory or library, in the classi'ooni or
studio but in the Hnt or the Blue Parlor. Yet if
i^ ojily by having ndventure in the library, in the
laboratory, in th« classroom, in the studio that we
tan keep aiul give value to what others are. fighting
On the N.B.O. Symphony Hour last Sunday, Mr.
Kettering, ontlining the history of inventions mndp
possible by thfi discovery of electricity, fliifrrontiated
between “hard thinking” and “easy thinking,” “Easy
blinking” is shown by the blind following of grooves
i)t' thought made by others or by one’s self; “hard
tliinking,” by making lu-w grooves for one’s self and
for others, tlie “hard thinkers,” of course, being those
like Marconi and Edison, wlio havA made not only
new grooves for tiiinking but new patterns for living,
rr the idea of adventure implicit in Mr. Kettering’s
interpretation of tlie iiower which animates inventors
were applied to nil our intellectual activities, wo should
be freed from that uneasiness, that fear whieb is now
besetting us. Our innate love of adventure’ does not
require a war for its .satisfaction; it is only by our
(•xcreise of this love in the realm of the mind and
s])irit that tbose who eome back from the conflict
will find a society to which they can give theiv at
tention and their allegiance, the society for . which
J. II. H.
In the last issue of I'ltK Twin, there wafi an edi
torial on the noise in ehapel. Since that time the
noise ha.s subsided a great deal, as we have all
jioticecl. Don’t you really like it better now that
it is a little quieter when we go into the auditorium ?
Let’s resolve to keep it as quiet as we can so thnt
M'e will en,ioy the assembly period nxore. We shouldn’t
feel satisfied that' the situation has been, better, but
we should keep trying to get it even, (jnieter. Wo
ought to be moderately qniet when we go in to the
building,.but after the last bell has vuug there .should
not be a sound. If we try, we can improve the situa
tion and have it perfectly ((iiiet when the time comes
;For tlie speaker to rise.
At Duke, and also at Wake forest, there have
been some changes nuule regarding class cuts. The
adminiatration of the Woman’s College of East Cam
pus of Duke voted to eliminate the regtdar five cuts
.per class and all dean’s list privilege's for the dura
tion. They now have one absence per semester hour
credit in each course, but no consecutive absences
exccpt for illness or unless excused beforehand by
the dean, The students arc asked to reserve their
cuts for sickness or other emergencies. No absences
will be allowed iinmcdiately before or after each
holiday. The penalty upon overcutting is that one-
half n semester hour will bo taken from the total num
ber of semester hours credit for each overcut. A period
of probation or sURpciision is penalty for serious in
fringement of the new systenu
At Wake Foreat, no. free cuts are allowed for
freshmen and aophomores. Each student who misses
a class has to fill out u rcgubii' form at the dean’s
offleo, giving the date and explanation of absence.
Juniors and seniors who use their three cuts for their
own convenience may be penalized if they take more
cuts for emergencies.
Old Gold avd lllacl-,
(Mei’editli girls shouldn’t eomphiin!)
Cartoon by Slary Elizabeth Bfyant.
The J.R.C; at Lenoir Rhyne lias been reorganized
into an honor society. Stndenls are admitted to the
club only by unanimous vote of the council. The
couneii is composed of ten upperclassmen who are
selected by faculty advisers and club officers. Officiirs
of the club are nutomaticiilly miuie niomlK'i's of tlie
7'lic Luunir J^Jii/neaii.
'i'o continue the friendly polic.y of Wake Forest,
the Ministerial Conference a’m^micod a contest to see
which student can learn the most students’ names,
their home towns,'TTid~tlreif''major 'woiTc in scliool'.
After a periol of six \veeks, there will be a mooting
iji the clmpel where a large number of students and
faculty members will be piii'aded before the entire
student body, and eiich person will write the informa
tion for the contest. .Prixes Avill be given by the
Ministerial Confercnvo and the Old Onid u»d .lilarl'
will give honorable niention to the winners.
Old Gold cukI lHad\
Tlic Student Cabinet of Leiioir ]-iliyiie report.s its
eases to the college newspaper which ]niblishes them,
'['he cases are stated witli fiicta, including jjorson’s
names, and decisions nnide by the calnuet.
•\fter tlie war, plans are being made foi' a new
college athletic conference for sniiiller colleges in
North Carolina, South (Jarulina, and Vivginia. The
conference program will include all sports in -which
the colleges now ui'c, or were, engaging.
Colleges from North Cai’oliua wonhl inelLulc, Lenoir
Kliyne, Catawba, Appalachian, High Point, niul Elou;
in South Carolina, Wofford, i’l'osbytcrinn, Newberty,
and Erskine; in Virginia, Kiindolph-Mucon, Roanoke,
Emory awl Kenry, and Ihimpdcn-Sydney.
Did ya’ hear the one about:
The little tugboat which committed suicide when
it found out that its mother was a tramp?
The shot gun? It’ll kill you!
Wluit the bride tliinks as she enters the church?
.\isle, Altar, Hymn.
Wliat the eow said as he looked at the silo? “I
wonder if my folder is in dere?”
What the cashier said as he ubaeondod with $50,000?
“Imagine my ombozzlement.”
Poll Moll. .
I • ' I . ( I ■ I ■ •
‘/iiain fed up oii'tliat,” oi'ied the baby, pointing
(0 the liigli chair. ;
■ Tourist:.Whiit's in here?
(luido (leading the way into u morgue) : Boinains
to be seen, sir.
V.P. f. Shipper.
It is with deepest regrel: thnt we announce tlnit
luj entries wero submitted us nairios for the column.
The editor’s mama felt so Rorry for the editor that
she named the column A'uif/hhorh/ Nciris, and she will
therefore r(‘coive the dollar in war stamps.
Tattle Tale Grey
Guest Columnist: Gracik GitAY
Oh, what food for thought would
))robably be ours now if we could
have been present in home towns
this past week-end 1 I really can’t
sec why we back-fence specialists
aren’t invited out a little more to
liel|) in our running down the inside
dope on enrrctit aftairs.
However, one doesn’t have to
travel widely to hear about Ches-
soii’s nionopoly on a third-floor
phono. Wliit gets through from Ala-
liHuin pretty regularly, don’t you
Has anyone called your attention
to the sparkler asserting its priority
on Carolyn K.’s left hand? More
power to the lucky man, we say.
When you meet Gilbert with that
certain look—you know “you^'o hero,
but I’m far, fur away”'—^you’ll know
the reason. Her sailor breezed into
Pardon me, but have you heard the
rnnior about Claire’s fondness for
They say persistence gets its re-
M’ard—my curiosity has been gi^'ing
me a lot of sleepless moments. Did
I'hiit handsome marine, get to tell it
to Dillon when he arrived after ten
the other night?
My guess is thnt L. Mace has a
certain Carolinian in mind in these
visits to Chapel Hill. Surely an 'aTiiJt
couldn’t stihinlate that mu(!h en
My goodness, I thought there W'as
supposed to be a scarcity of that in
evitable subject of BA'cry conversa
tion,,namely, men. But Sunday aft
ernoon hasn’t backed nie up. Khaki,
kluiki, everywhere, but not a one for
me. One twosome that I took note
of was J. D. and Frank.
Sliebie traveled a “fur piece” to
be witli her Robert this weok-entl.
Don’t everybody rush at once, but
indications arc that he’ll return the
visit next w'eek.
What’s this about Margaret’s mar
riage? When ahall we expect Wiloy?
Jean Allen must be changeable—
from faculty member’s son to en
sign’s red roses.
Honey’s “Wisli” has come true.
She’s behiiid the “bar” now, after
two datea, I heard.
What’s all this about a Spiith
American at State wanting to meet
Rita—as if she weren’t popular
Evelyn G. has a string of fish at
State—don’t let the game warden
get you, “Squawky”!
I’d lovo to say more now, but I
have to save something for next
time. You understand, don’t you?
Seicnce Club Meets
'l.’he Harljer Scion.ce Club hold its
October meeting Wednesday night at
8 o’clock ill Room 16 iii the science
building. The fourteen new jnembcrs
were honored at that time. Mariky
Jeffreys, program chairnum, had
charge of the quin program on
sciejic^e, and Dorothy Buroliette 'vas
in charge of refreshments..
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