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MEREDITH COIiLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1944
Number 9 J
AID IN GIVING TESTS
Serve As Readers For Blind
Workers Taking Exominotlons ■
On Saturday afternoon, March 4,
the sociology department at Mere
dith coo,perated with the IT. C. State
Merit System and State Comnussion
for the Blind in giving the merit
exam for blind social workers
throughout the state.
The, students of sociology were
readers for the blind taking the exam
in the Meredith arts building. They
were asked to help because the stu
dents were known to have some back
ground for understanding the prob
lems of the blind and also of the
type of exam given.
This is the first such an exam
that has been given in North Caro
lina and it provided an opportunity
for Meredith to administer service
to the State and to the community.
Sociology students who served as
readers and were aids in helping give
this exam were: Mary Lee Wething-
ton, Mary Wilson, Ruth Vande
Keift, Bai'bara Stevens, Isabel Dil
lon, Elizabeth Bowden, Nelda
Ferguson, Rebecca Marley, Betty
MiUer, Laura Frances Snow, Avi?
Branch, Onie Shields, Helena
Baker, Margaret Hollis, Hallie
Coppedge, Margaret Jordan, Willa
Gtej^ I^wis, Laura Frances Peck,
Mary Lou Nance, Betsy Watson,
Augusta Lee Elmore, Dorothy Reid,
Jean Brooks, Mary Rotella, Eliza
beth Murray, Olene Sinclair, and
DANIEL W. HICKY
SPONSORED BY CLUB
The Kappa NHi Sigma honor so
ciety will sponsor Daniel Whitehead
Ilicky at a college lecture on Friday
night, March 24. Mr. Hicky is a
young Southern poet and lecturer,
who is the author of Bright liar-
hor, Thirteen Sormets of Georgia,
and Call Bach the SpHng. He is
also winner of the first prize of the
Poetry Society of America, contrib
uting to many magazines among
which are Harpers, Scribner's, Sat
urday Evening Post, and McGalVs
This will also be the occasion of
the annual banquet at which Mr.
Hicky and two new junior members
will be honored. Following the lec
ture there will be a reception in the
parlors for faculty and visitors, also
given by the society.
Plans for this aifair and the two
new junior members to be admitted
were discussed at the last Kappa Nu
Sigma meeting on Thui'sday, March
2. Ann Ray Kramer is president and
Dr. Helen Price is faculty adviser.
Shown here Is the Glee Clnb, which
sanir In the first of Meredith’s radio series, and which sang at Camp Maekall,
FACULTY PLAY TO
BE GIVEN MARCH 28
The all-faculty production, Alice
in Wonderland, which is given on
our campus every four years, will
bo given this year on March 28.
There is absolutely no student par
ticipation ; the building of the
scencry, making of the costumes,
and all the acting arc rion’ ontively
by the faculty.
Among the cbaractcrs are; Alice,
Mrs. Clarke; Tlic Queen of Hearts,
Miss,Baker; The Mad Ilatter, Dr.
Canady; The Ducliess, Miss Cren
shaw ; The Dormouse, Miss Mc
Donald; The March Hare, Miss
Brewer; The Gryphon, Dr. Harris;
The Mock Turtle, Miss Kramer;
and The Knave of Hearts, Mr.
The play is being directed by
MAY DAY ATTENDANTS
The May Day attendants of the
four classes have been elected by
their classmates to be in the May
Court. They are: senior, Betty Rose
Prevatte and Mary Sorrell; junior,
‘Horty Liles, and Grace Patton;
sophomore, Julia Matthews and
Bobbie Abernathy; freshman, Mar
tha and Eliza Stanley.
RED CROSS DRIVE ON
SCHOOL CAMPUS EXTENDED
According to the reports turned in
by Saturday, March 4, the contribu
tions to the Red Cross are as follows:
Freshmen $ 69.71
Tlie contributions from the stu
dents amounted to 50.4 per cent of
tlieir !|'433 quota. The faculty filled
Cfi.4 per eeuf of their $467 quota.
Snrely tlie Red Cross deserves to
be given more eoiisideration and
support in order to enable it to do
the most and best work possible!
It’s still not too late to mnke a eon-
ti'ibution to the Red Cross if you
failed to do so when the drive was
Some time ago Miss Louise
Watkins of Durham sent a collection
of books to the library. These
books are biographies and made
quite an addition to oiu* library.
They were given in memory of her
father. Rev. George T. Watkins,
For the past week these books have
been displayed under the topic “In
spiration.” With the theme from
Longfellow: “Lives of great men ail
remind us—” a representative list
of the books is as follows: Freeman,
His lAeutenantsj Johnson, Along
This Way; Halt, George Washin-g-
lon Gai’ver; Smith, Life of Henry
Drummond; Van Loon, Lives; Wil
liams, Forever Young, Life of
Keats; and Galstor, Childhood,
Boyhood, and Youth.
Another improvement was made
in the library when the Periodical
and Reading Room received a new
coat of piiint during the Clivisfmus
GIVING SERIES OF
The music department of Mere-
ditli is giving a series of five radio
programs over WPTF. Tlie series
began March 1 and will last through
the mouth of March. The programs
can be heard every Wednesday night
from 7:30 until 7:45. The first pro
gram was given by the Glee Club
and the second was given by Dr.
Cooper and Mrs. Alden. On March
15, Mary Elizabeth Wrenn, organ,
Beverette Middleton, piano, and
Mary Lee Holder, voice, will be pre
sented. On March 22, a faculty pro
gram will be heard and on March 20,
the choir will sing.
HONOR MR. MINTER
WHAT DO YOU READ FOR FUN?
If the comic hooks have invaded
your home, these statistics may be
revealing: Members of three of every
four American families read comii)
books, a Fawcett nationwide survey
states. And 96 per cent of boys
and girls under eighteen go for them.
Half of all men and women betvreen
eighteen and thirty are comic maga
zine readers. An average of 67 per
cent of our armed forces read seven
comic booha a month. Significantly,
8$ per cent of the adidts surveyed
believed comics provide good clean
fun for everybody. Sixty-one per
cent found them educational.
Eighty-nine per cent of oxi/r seroice
men pans their boohs along.
’Tis rumored Meredith girls like
such things as funnies. Tch! Teh!
The above clipping speaks for it
self; Meredith girls are only being
like every one else when they read
fuimies. How many Meredith girls
read much in the paper besides the
comic strips? When you hoar a
Meredith girl chuckling over her
reading, is she reading a comedy like
Moliere, Rostand, Gilbert and Sul
livan, or any contemporary play
wright? Is she reading the spark
ling wit of Oscar Levant, Dorothy
Parker, or any of a thousand others?
It’s five to one she’s laughing over
Henry, or adorable Li'l Abiier (the
lovable dope), or Dagwood, etc., ad
infinitum. What holds hei- breath
less attention from day to day? Is
it Shakespeare, or is it Smiling Jack,
Ella Cinders, Wash Tubbs, Dick
Tracy, or SuperniHn?
All the Meredith girls questioned
admit I'oading comics and enjoying
them. (A surprising number of
Meredith girls could also tell you
any day what is ha))pening in “When
H Girl Marries,” or “Portia Faces
Life.”) S,peaking of expansion
campaigns, wJiy don’t we have a cam
paign to expand our readiiig field?
And while wo are about it, let’s take
advantage of the good progi'ams on
the air, to whicli oiu‘ attention was
called in chapel the other day. Lot
it not be said that Meredith is ad
ding to the huge number of people
M’ho ^vasto all of their leisure time.
Program Meets Quota
Rig news from the expansion pro-
grnm was tliat Raleigh and Wake
County had gone over tlie top for
their quota. For a goal of 00,000
the workers collected money and
pledges of $104,502.
Lending workers for the men’s
army were Reid Martin, J. F.
Danielson, and A. B. Kirkpatrick.
Mrs. Graves Vann, Misa Kate
Matthews, and Miss Olive Hamrick
were the leading workers for the
women. Work for the expansion
program is still going on throughout
SERIES OF PROGRAMS
The vocational guidance commit
tee is planning a series of chapel
programs on various vocations in
which Meredith girls will be in-
tei'osted. As a preview to the series,
Mr. Tyner spoke in chapel March fi,
tolling the purpose of the faculty
vocational guidance committee and
emphasizing the fact that mombers
of the committee as well as all of
the teachers are glad to help any girl
who is trying to choose a vocation.
Those vocational information
programs will be presented onco a
week, People in diflferent lines of
Avork will speak on their chosen
work, giving facta about it and the
opportunities available in the various
'riie editors and Imsincss nutnagcrsi
of the threo^jublieation.s entertained
Mr. and Mrs. John Mintor at the
'I’ally-Ho Iiin Saturday niglit,
February 26. Mr. Mintcr is the
representative of .Edwards and
Broughton Co., with whom the pub
lications woi'kers deal. He is goin^
in the navy .shortly. Mr. aiul Mrs.
Minter, Catherine Powell, Laura
Frances Pock, Pago Rankin, Eleanor
Vereen, Fannie Memory Farmer,
MARY LEE HOLDER WINS
Mary ]!,ee Holder, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. IT. A. Holder of
Garner will represent this district
at Cleveland, Ohio in the Hour of
Charm Contest for '‘the undis
covered voice of America.” She will
represent us by a recording of Leg
Fille de Cadiz by Delibes.
Mary Lee is a sophomore at Mere
dith College and a major studying
under Miss Beatrice Donley.
TWO SENIORS TO BECOME
SILVER SHIELD MEMBERS
The Silver Shield will be in chargc
of the chapel program on next Tues
day, March 14. Two seniors will
be chosen as new members of the
society. Each year two members ol'
the senior class aro tapped, in
chapel, soniotimo during the second
semester. A dinner will be held
in the dining hall Tuesday night
honoring the now members. Dr.
Freeman, Dr. Harris, and Mr, Riley
aro faculty sponsors of the Silver
The Glee Club of Meredith Col
lege gave two- concerts at sei'vice-
clubs 1 and 2 -of Camp. llackall,
Friday evening,. March 10.' The
program was as .published, in the
last issue of Thb'Twig. The date
for the concei-ts had to be changed
because of a death in the family-:of'
the director, Miss Beatrice Donley.
The Glee Club has been singing
in various places for the past few
days. Monday, February 28 at 1:30
it sang at the Rotary Club at the
Sir Walter Hotel and at -7:00 p;m.
of that same day, it saii'g at the Ex
change Club at the Carolina'Hotel.
The program included:
The Song is You Jerome Kern
The Sleigh Richard Kountz
The Glee Club began the series
of concerts to be gi^'en by the music
department from 7:30-7:45 p.m. on
Wednesday evenings over WPTF.
'I'lio pi’ogi’am Avas as follows:
I’raycr from “Hansel and
G retel” Humperdinck
Tin* Clothes of Heaven
T. F. Dunkile
The AVinds in the Soutii
John Prendle Scott
I.R.C. CLUBS HOLD
Tho International Relations Clubs
Conference is being held March 10-
11 at Woman’s College in Greens
boro. Representatives from all the
colleges and universities of the south
eastern part of tho U. S. are attend
ing. Page Rankin is the recording
secretary for the conference.
Marilynn Ferrol is Meredith’s of
ficial representative. She prepared
a paper on the feeding and adminis
tration of countries occupied by the
The conference is sponsored by
the Carnegie Endowment for Intei"-
national Peace. Highlights of the
program aro round table discussions
and talks by prominent sjieakers.
Other representatives of Meredith
aro: Onie Shields, Lois Edinger,
Grace Alexander, aiid Mrs. Wallace,
wlio is faculty advisor to ono of
the round table discussions.
B-HIVE MANAGER CHOSEN
Majorie Blum from Middleburg,
N. C., has been elected by the B-Hive
Committee to serve as manager for
the coming year. Majorie has been
working in the B-Hivo this year and
began her duties as manager Maroh