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Religious Focus Week
This year for the first time, Meredith is having
Religious Focus Week rather than Religious Emphasis
Week. Heretofore, one outstanding preacher has
spent the week on the campus, speaking in chapel,
having conferences, and preaching at night. This
year, a number of leading Southern Baptist workers
will spend the week here. They will speak in chapel,
lead discussion groups, have conferences, and go into
the classes. Each class will have a worker at least
once and in these classes we will have the opportunity
to hear these people relate the subject we are studying
Some of the visitors will be Dr. Claude tJ. Broach,
Miss Mary Nance Daniel, Dr. Everett Gill, Jr., Dr.
George D. Heaton, Mr. Dick Howerton, Dr. J. W.
Marshall, Mr. J. Winston Pearce, Dr. Edward Hughes
Pruden, Mr. Howard D. Rees, Mrs. Carl M. Townsend,
Dr. J. Maurice Trimmer, and Mrs. J. 0. Williams.
Miss Cleo Mitchell is also on the team. All of these
are well-known in religious work and everyone on
the campus should receive genuine benefits from this
week which is set apart to inspire us and to teach us
more about religion.
Every girl on the campus has a responsibility. Re
ligious Focus Week cannot be successful if we entor
without enthusiasm and the willingness to cooperate.
The committee members with their chairmen will have
to spend much time in planning and seeing that the
week is successful. They cannot do everything. Each
one of us must help them and do what we are asked
to do. Religious Focus Week can be more than we
can even hope to expect if we all do our part. Such
weeks have been very worthwhile on other college
campuses. We all want to make this one the best
that has ever been held!
At the end of this semester each student at Meredith
received an oiRcial report of her grades from the
registrar’s ofiice. Formerly, reports have been sent
home and students have secured their grades from
their parents, the teachers, or the Dean. Though the
new system increases the work of the I’egistrar and
adds considerably to the expense it will he continued
if we cooperate. There is no use in having reports
sent to us if we have already been to each teacher and
found what grades we made. The purpose in sending
us a report is not only to notify us of the results of a
semester’s work, but to relieve the teachers of numerous
interruptions during exam week. They are always
busy during that week and do not have time to stop
and look up each student’s grade. If we want a report
at the end of each semester we must help by waiting
until we get it to find our grades. Of course, the
suspense is sometimes very great, but we can wait
and we should. By doing so, we are showing that we
appreciate the extra time and money spent for us.
Maybe some of us felt that we couldn’t wait and
we went to the Dean or our teachers when they were
busy and when we should have been busy studying
for our next exam. Let’s make up our minds that
we will do our part at the end of the spring semester
so that the new system will be considered satisfactory
by the administration. Most of us do appreciate an
individual report, but if it is to be continued wo
must help make it worthwhile.
(Ed. Note: This is the second in a aeries of editorials
on worship, by the religious education class.)
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30, our
college worship services are held. Some of us do
not seem to be aware of this fact, for we enter the
auditorium in every spirit except that of worship.
Group worship is' fellowship with other worshippers
If you’ve got to hoard something—hoard M'ar bonds I
Mid-winters at State College are this week-end
with Bob Strong and his orchestra iplaying. The
customary Saturday afternoon tea dance will be
omitted because of the afternoon classes held in the
gym by the army students.
February 12, 1944
Wake Forest Mid-winters were February 5 and 6.
Since the Middle Ages a wooden mallet, pounded
on each staircase, has been the signal for rising at
Worcester College, Oxford. /l.C.P.
Purdue University got an unexpeced blackout when
the campus’ air raid siren was being tested. By a
strange coincidence, the campus power plant failed
just as the siren test was about to begin. A.O.P.
Forty-four former advanced R.O.T.C. students at
State College, who have been stationed on the campus
since last September 17 iinder the A.S.T.P., have been
selected to attend Officers Candidate School at Fort
Benning, Georgia. All of the students were juniors
at State last March when they were called to active
At Woman’s College of Duke Uiiiversity there were
thirty-five graduates under the neM' “speed up” pro
gram, this term. In most colleges and universities
this is the second year in their history that they
have held mid-year graduation exercises.
At Boston University 100 students received degrees
at mid-year commencement.
Boston University Nbws.
For the fourth time in 1943, degrees were conferred
upon graduating seniors of the University of Oklahoma
when 208 seniors received their diplomas on December
23, in the Field house. This was the first time in
the history of the .University that four commencement
exercises were held in one year. A.C.P.
At Lenoir Rhyne, this past semester, they had 107
students on honor roll, thirteen of which made “solid
The “Mop-up” at State College has been purchased
by the College, and the future profits of the store
will go to the N. C. State College Scholarship Fund.
In 1925 a bill was introduced in N. C. legislature
which forbade anyone to flirt with college girls or
teachers. Campus Comment.
Bailing out without a parachute—Jumping to a
Rich relations—the kin you love to touch.
Boston University i\^eitts.
.Mink—when a woman turns aroiuid to look at
another woman—that’s mink.
Sable—when a 'v^’oman in mink turns around to
look at another woman—that’s sable.
In the Lcnoir-JRhyneaii, under “Phil’s Philler”—
Gii’ls always remind me of drinks:
First, there’s the Coca-Cola variety—you know, the
pause that refreshes. Then there’s the 7-Up typo—
she likes you and you and you. You can’t forget the
Orange Crush girl either—they just rush, rush, rush,
rush for her. Oh yes, that Dr. Pepper belle—they go
for her at 10, 2, and 4 or any time for that matter.
Four stages in the life of a pin-up girl:
1. Safety pins.
2. Hair pins.
3. Fraternity pins.
4. Rolling pins. Soston University Neivs.
There was once a pious young priest
Who lived almost wholly on yeast.
“For,” he said, “it is plain
We must all rise again—
And I want to get started, at least.”
as well as with God, and it requires cooperation in
reverence. Reverence is a state of mind or attitude
which is not created by talking, writing, banging
books, or studying. Nor is it an act of pretending
to be listening when one’s thoughts are elsewhere.
One person’s attitude or actions or both may make it
impossible for a whole group of people around her
to meditate or experience any nearness to God. More
over, the fact that the daily period set aside for our co
operate worship is so short should cause each of us
to strive to get the most from it every minute.
Organ music before the opening of this period
would help create a M’orshipful atmosphere, but the
organist has refused, as we can well understand, to
play until we enter the auditorium noiselessly. Also,
let us not applaud after any religious address, for
noise destroys the whole effect of worship,
Lot’s all start now and sincerely try to improve our
general worship services. What 'will the visiting
speakers think during Religious Emphasis Week if
wo enter chapel as noisily as we do now?
CarCooR by Jfnry KHtab»ih Krynnt.
To Whom it May G)ncern:
Don’t you feel sorry for me ? I’m
just a fugitive from the Lonely
Hearts Club. I feel knocked down
and run over by a truck. I even
suffer from loss of appetite after a
big meal. I’m just in a terrible
state. The reason is, can you guess?
Well, Tin not engaged. I just can’t
keep up Avith the times. I don’t
know what’s the matter with mo.
I don’t have buck teeth or cross
eyes, and I’m not bowlegged (well
not very). I even get whistled at
when I walk down Fayetteville
Street (sometimes). I’m just one
of those people that nothing ever
liuppens to. For example, look at
what’s been happening to those lucky
girls at Meredith.
Jean Allen Brooks got up at
G :00 a.m. to meet Bill. I’d even
be willing to get, up that early, and
that’s saying a lot.
Although she had to go to Georgia
for the week-end, Doris Hamrick
came back with one of those fashion
able things called a diamond. I’d
even be willing to go to California.
And then there was the girl who
had a ’long distance phone call on
the first floor. (She lived on the
Ann Ray and Tink ought to know
better than to wear their plaid shirts
in the S&W. They were such a sur
prise they made one soldier forget
himself and cuss when he saw them.
At least they get noticed. That’s
more than I get.
I think if Claire is going to get
long distance calls from Oregon, she
ought to wait in the dorm instead
of in the parlors with another gentle
man. I wait in the dorm every
evening, but I never get any calls.
And then there was the girl who
got the long distance call on the
first floor. (She lived on the third
They say Willa Grey was just
up in the clouds last week-end, and
although she wouldn’t tell me his
name I gathered he was “the one.”
My, how I envy some girls who
have secret admirers. A very blond
jxinior on first floor Jones has one
to the tune of the Wake Forest Mid
winters. Gee, I wouldn’t mind even
if ho was secret, if ho just was.
I suppose I should say something
about Gloria’s wedding, but it’s ju3t
out of this world. Oh my! Sight
Everybody is so excited, that is, all
I’m sure you heard about the
skating party. I heard Alice say
she had a wonderful time and all
the boys fell for her.
I’ve been envying Helen Knott
and Betty Ruth, but now they^re
broken-hearted because O.C.S. has
stepped in. If I just had a man, I
wouldn’t mind if he had to learn
how to be an officer.
Mary Lee Wetherington and Mary
Wilson must have had some kind of
fun Saturday night. The next morn
ing they came downstairs to go to
the dining hall to work, but found
the dormitory was locked. Naturally
—it was 3 o’clock in the morning I
Dates upset. some people—do you
suppose one would upset mol
Catherine Powell really has it
bad, to go to Baltimore when travel
conditions are so awful. I’d stand
on one foot all the way, or travel
in the baggage compartment, if I
just had a man to go to see!
Lib Carter has taken an im
portant step; she’s met Bob’s folks.
Beryl Reynolds missed her beloved
Don while the A.S.T.P.’s were homo
Julia Fleming’s A.S.T.P. is back
now too; he came back early just
for her and she had used up all
her privileges. He’s almost a co-ed
out here—maybe if Meredith were
really co-ed I’d have a better chance.
Lib’s Marine is here for the last
week-end in quite a while since he’s
headed now for Parris Island.
Ruth Wyman’s true love was here
for a week. Boy, did she look happy I
Well, I guess I’d get a sparkle in
my eyes too.
I heard a strange tale about Rita
and a diamond Christmas. They
say she made it up to get rid of a
man. Wonder where he is?
And then thei’e was the girl who
got the long distance call on the
first floor phone. (She lived on the
Well, you see what fun everybody
else is having. And here I sit with
nothing more exciting to think about
than whether my 3 year-old Nylons
will make it another week. If you
know of anything that I can do so
I can get in style, let me know. Just
-r Mai'iydith College
P.S. I went after her and she