MEREDITH COLLEGE, BALEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11,1943
Shown above* on (he Ktops of Johnson Hall, Is the Meredith Colietfe Choir. I'he Clioir will give its iinnnul Clirlstiiius
concert tomorrow afternoon at Officers are standing on the first row. Heading left to right, they are:
Dot Sbealejr, accompanist; Beverette Middleton, president; Ethyleen. Carr, treasurer; Erleen Gaskin, secretary;
and Jean Pavls, librarian.
Miss Kramer 8[)okc on the subject,
“Be 'What You Seem to Be,” in
chapel Tuesday, November 24. After
her speech Fannie Memory Farmer
announced that Annie Catherine
Barden and Christine Webb had
been selected jis new junior associate
members of the society. Annie
Catherine, a home economics major,
is a member of the B.S.U. and is
on the Oah Leaves staff. Christine,
a math major, is treasurer of the
Student Government. Menxbership
is based on Christian character, con
structive leadership, .servifo to the
school, and scholarship.
Ruth Bryan Owen Guest
On Wednesday night, December
1, Ruth Bryan Owen, daughter of
William Jennings Bryan, and the
first woman diplomat sent by the
United States to a foreign country,
lectured in the auilitorium. The
subject of the lecture wa.s “The Task
of Diplomacy.” Mrs. Owen told of
the organization of the diplomatic
service iji a foreign country, espe
cially in Denmark where she served
as minister. She stressed the jieces-
sity of creating a friendly attitude
betAveen the two countries by making
each feel that it knoM's the other.
In presenting America to Denmark,
Mrs. Owen took many pictures of
American life to show to visitors at
the legation in Denmark. Slio also
had films showing American archi-
Not only did she speak of presenir*
ing America to Denmark, but she
presented Denmark to us. The most
notable institution of Denmark is its
system of cooperatives, aa coopera
tive farms, in which every thing
must be kept ])erfeetly clean to meet
the standard; cooperative hospital'
ization, in M'hich all pay little and
in case of sickness, I’oceive jnuch;
cooperative stores and markets, and
many others. Denmark is small in
size and resources, therefore her
people must exercise the utmost
frugality so that all may have
enough. It is said that there are
no hungry old people in Denmark.
The cooperative system allo\\’s for
very few rich people, but allows
everyone to live comfortably.
Faculty and Students
Last night, December 10, from
7:00 until 9:30, the B.S.U. was at
homo to members of the faculty and
students, in the Hut.
Mr. Ilndcock, manager of the
campaign for the expunsion of
Meredith College, has opened his of
fice in down town Raleigh.
Plans for the expansion include
the construction of a cliapel and
music building, a gymnasium and
swimming pool, and ii library build
ing. A "Wake County director and
}i state director will soon be ap
pointed to help launch an intensive
cami)aign for the purpose of raising
the funds uecessai’y for the carrying
out of the expansion plans.
Miss Marjorie ICeiger, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. Leo Keigcr of
Winsfon-Saleni, and a member of the
Meredith music department, was
married to Mr. Herman Balton
Halpern of Raleigh on N’ovember
30. Mr. Halpern is the son of Mrs.
Barnett Halpern and the late Mr.
Kalpei’u of New York.
On November J4, Lt. Madison M.
Riley, son of Mr. Riley of the his
tory department, was married to
Miss Genevieve Metcalf.
WAR STAMP SALES
The sophomore class is receiving
congratulations upon having twice
sold out its allotment of war savings
stanvps. Tlie class representatives
are: captain—Mary Davis, lieuten
ants—Delano Hall and .Icwell Eal-
man, with the president, Mary Jo
Clayton, as sponsor.
The freshman class, Etra Page as
captain, sold its first allotment n
few hours after the sophomores made
their first goal. The junior class,
Laura F. Peek as captain, came
third and the seniors, with Margaret
Webb as cajHain, were fourth. The
four classes are assisted by Mrs.
Jfarsli as sponsor.
Miss Mae Grimmer attended the
Ameiican Alujuni Council (a na
tional oi'ganization), District 111,
at Atlanta Biltmore Hotel, Atlanta,
Georgia, December 6-7. Alumnae and
alumni secretaries and other college
officials from Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Mis
sissippi, and Tennessee were' at the
That’s What I Want for Christmas
Does anyone over ask you A\’liat
yon want for Christmas? If it is
listed here, just use a red pencil,
clip this 031 the dotted line and send
it as your answer. This is a list
of some of the things Meredith girls
want for Christinas. Perliaps it con
tains a few suggestions for your own
fn the lowei' brackets, where most
of us are these days, Jane Doe Mere
dith Avould like: Pancake make-up.
•Vnything to jnake her smell good—
like Coty, Evening in Paris or Cash
mere Bouquet, or look good—but in
choosing cosmetics or perfiune con
sider her preferences in shade, brand
and scent. A silver bracelet for her
arm or ankle. Any kind of junk
jewelry, but she Avants it on the
simple side and in good taste. A
piece of flat silver if she lias chosen
her pattern, A picture for her room.
A good leather for THE ])icture
she cherishes. A cushion. A soft
furry animal, Avarm and cuddly to
poreli on her bed. Bedroom slippers
—she’d like to try the new kind that
are really seeks with heavy soles.
Stockings (rayon, or did you
guess?). Anklets—she never has
enough. 'She always needs stationery
too—]iiit in stamps and postal cards
for a fhonghftul touch. Magazine
snbscri))tions will ho rejoiced ever
(she likes iMdies’ Home Joiwial,
Goiid llounehceping, Bedhooh, Cos-
mopolitun, Wowim'g Home Com-
ponion, McCall's, Eeader’s Digest,
I 'ogii e, M ademo'isellc. Books—any
tiling from Tolstoy to Millay. A
l(-’corativc‘ lamp or maybe twins for
her di’i'sser. Maybe she has a hobby,
like colloffcing miniature elephants.
Gloves—wooly, furry or dressy. A
birtiistonc ring. A white lacy
mantilla, or slmwl for her head and
slioulders when she wears an eve
ning dross. A sweater. Clothes.
In the higher brackets, lucky will
be the gal from Meredith who gers
these: A diamond from her O.A.O.
A fur coat. A radio. A record-
])laycr. A wrist-watch.
On the dream level, Meredith girls
would like for Christmas; The end
of the M’HV., Their men home from
service safe and sound. World unity.
Peace on earth and good will of all
men to^vard all men.
Merry Christmas, Meredith girls,
and naay the spirit of Christmas, the
only, one with power'to do it, bring
you everything you "want. ’
Annual Christmas Celebration
Planned for Wednesday, 15th
The senior class elected the' class
superlatives Thursday nigh t,
N’ovi’inber IS. They are as follows:
Miss Meredith—Gloria Anderson.
l\r«st linautiful—-Tudy Bryan,
lii'st dressed—June Baker Raw
lings, Delmar, Delaware.
Most athletic—Geuny ChilFelle,
Statesville, R. I.
Most popular—Ann Kramer,
Wittiest—Onii* Shields, Scotland
Moat versatile—Olene Sinclair.
Cutest—Miirv bllizabi.'th Wrenn,
-Most iiitellcj'tual—Ann White,
Most original—Nat Woodward,
Anderson, S. 0.
Best all around day stiidrnt—
liuth Wyman, Kaleigh.
Friendliest — Catherine Powell,
Langston Hughes, Poet
Speaks To Students
Langston Hughes, noted Negro
|t()(‘t, spoke in the Hut, Friday after
noon, December 3 at 4:00. Tie gave
an aMtubiogra])l-iieal sketch of his
early life, telling much about his
travels abroad. Mr. Hughes sug
gested that fho.st‘ who want to write
begin by writing for the college pul>-
lieations. He also spoke of the un
fairness wliieh exists in the relations
between the white and colored races.
He rt'ad poems to illustrnte several
of liis ])oints.
World Fellowship Group
Wraps Christmas Gifts
The World Fellowship group
held its I'egular meeting December
l!l in tiie B.S.U. room. The mem
bers jircsent wrapped Ciiristmas
presents for the children at the Mi.s-
sion. 'riiose presents will be given
to llie children later, wlien the World
Fellowshi|) group presents a pro
gram in the form of a Christmas
party at the Mission.
Olene Sinclair, 'president, presided
at tlic meeting. Laura Fi'ances Snow
conducted the devotional period.
Clioir To Present Annual
Christmas Concert Tomorrow
Tiio annual Christmas concert
will bo held Sunday afternoon, the
twelfth of December, at 4:30 in the
auditorium. Mary Elizabeth Wrenn
will play the processional, and the
Morodith ohoir, under the direction
of Dr. Harry E. Cooper, will present
the concert. Solo parts will be taken
by Rebecca Barnes and Joan Davis,
Everyone is very cordially invited.
Roman Saturnalia Tonight
Members of the Helen Hull LaAV
Classical Club will celebrate the
Roman Saturaxalia tonight at Dr.
Helen Price’s. There will bo a brief
program and thou the banquet.
Feature of this annual celebration
is the “gambling” which will follow
tlio feast. Mary Elisabeth Johnson,
program chairman, is in charge of
Formal Dinner, Play,
The annual Christmas celcbi’a-
tions will be held on Wednesday
night, Dcceinber 15. They will be
gin with a formal dinner in the din
ing hull when carols will be sung
and a Christinas program presented.
At eight o’clock that night, in the
auditorijuu, a Christmas play writ
ten by Dr. Harold G. McCurdy, of
tile Meredith faculty, will be pre
sented. The parts in the play will
l)! i-e«d by persons sitting on a raised
I>hitform with a pantomime effect
iu the fj'ont. Mr. John L. Rembert
will direct the play and Dr. Harry
K. Cooper has charge of the uiusic.
'riir* voices in the play will be
taken by Dorothy Shealy, Helen
Hall, Elizabeth Shelton, Margaret
Hines, N’ancy Harris, Elizabeth Mc
Neil, Ethel Chiffelle, Betty Cuthrell,
Avis Branch, Laura Frances Suow,
and .lean Grifiith. Chairman of the
conmiittees are Helen Hall, staging;
Hannah Savage, properties; Betty
Cnthrell, make-up; Onie Shields,
costumes; Eleanor Loftin, business
iiianager; Amy Wycho and Frances
Elrod, tickets; and Helen Evans and
.\»ne McLcndou, programs.
The Christmas celebrations will be
conchided early Thursday morning
when tlie students will go caroling
at foui' o’clock in the morning. It
is hoped that buses can be obtained
foi‘ the trip.
Prayer Week Observed
Mis-s -luliette MatJier, southwide
young jjeople’s leader, spoke in
chapel 'riiurslay morning. She was
inti'oduced by Mi.ss Katherine Abee,
state young people’s leader. She
emphasized the fact that young
people can be happier at Christmas
if they give generously to needy
!aiiHt!S, cspeeiulTy through the Lottie
Moon Christmas offering.
In conne!tion with the \veek of
prayer the Y.W.A. also had charge
of “Pause for Power” each day last
Tlie y.W.A. also sponsored a mis
sion study last week taught by Mrs.
.r. S. Farmer. Mrs. Farmer is a
former missionary to Japan and is
president of the North Carolina
W.M.U. She taught the book, Morn
Hockey Stick, Winner
At the annual sports dinner last
Wednesday night, when the fall sea
son was termiiiated, the ■winner of
th(* j’roshman hockey stick was an-
uounced. The award is presented
each fall by the Athletic Board and
the junior class. This year the stick
went to Jeiui Griffith. Joan was out
standing throughout the hockey sea*
son, having shown loyalty, team
work, proficiency ia thflffgame, and
an excellent spoi^monlike attitude.
Honor New Resident Faculty
^ Mrs. Vera Tart Marsh entertained
Friday evening, November 26, iu
honor of the new resident members
of the administrative staff, the
faculty and their guests. The Jones
Hall pai'lor was decorated with holly
and long loaf pine, and the coffee
table, at which Mrs, LeRoy Allen
presided, was centered with a crystal
vase of winter roses. President and
Mrs. Carlyle Campbell assisted Mrs.
Marsh in greeting her guests. Miss
Louise Lanham and Miss Jennie
Hanyen served fruit cake, mints and
nuts with the coffee.