MEREDITH COLLEGE, B/VLEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1&44
Julia M. Bryan Reigns Over May Day Festivities
Astro, Phi Groups
Compete in Plays
The nnnual society plays given
eaeli yenv by the Astro and Phi
Literary societies of Meredith Col
lege, will be presented in the Audi
torium Saturday night, May 6.
The Astro play, “House Divided,”
is a brief study of inside Nazi Ger
many and is under the direction of
Onie Shields. Characters are:
Gretchen Claire Van Sant
Frau Hecht Caroline Jones
Frau Schiller Margaret Hines
Marta Becky Barnes
The Phi play, “Idlings of the
King,” is an entertaining one-act
comedy in which there is a villain, a
hero and heroine, word battles, and
other intriguing elements and scenes.
It is under the direction of Nelda
Ferguson and Millie Thornton.
Characters in the play are:
King Arthur Dorothy Turner
Guinivere Dorothy Loftin
The Page Ruth Miller
Merlin Lois Edinger
Launcelot Nancy Harris
Modred Mary Kathryn Monteith
Each year there is keen competi
tion between- the two societies for
the possession of the cup awarded to
the society having the better play.
The winner of the cxip for three
consecutive years may retain it per
manently as the re\vard. It is now in
the hands of the Astros who won it
from the Phi’s in 11)43.
Along with the two society plays,
the freshman class will present their
annual production. Their play for
this year is “Thank You, Doctor.”
MRS. WALLACE GETS
Mrs. Lillian Parker Wallace of
the Meredith faculty will receive her
Doctor’s degi’ee in European His
tory on May 27 at Duke University.
She lias completed the work to-
wai'd her degree with her disserta
tion on “Pa])acy in European Diplo
Mrs. Wallace holds an A.B. de
gree from the University of Denver
and an M.S. degree from N. C.
State College. She taught at the
University of Denver previous-to her
coming to Meredith and has since
taught in both Wake Forest and
N. C. State summer schools.
High School Seniors
Are Meredith Guests
Hospitality Week-end traditional
ly coriies on May Day. Tliis week
end high School seniors from
t.hroughout the state are guests of
Meredith and Meredith students.
The guests are invited to attend the
May Day exercises and the Phi,
Astro and Freshman plays. After
the plays an informal reception hon
oring the guests Avill be given in
the College parlors.
The program for Hospitality
9:00-4:00—Registration in Admin
2:00-4:00—Open house in the Hut
4:30—May Day in the grove
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Glee Club Performs
The Meredith College Glee Club
will present its annual concert May
12 in the College auditorium. The
Glee Club is under the direction of
Beatrice Donley, head of the De
partment of Voice. Dorothy Shealy
is the accompanist.
The program follows:
Matona, Lovely Maiden — Di
The Silver Swan—Gibbons.
Now is the Month of Maying—•
My Love Dwelt in a^ Northern
Hop-Li', The Rickshaw-Man—
The Cloths of Heaven—Dunhill.
Will You Remember?—Romberg.
When a Maid Comes Knocking at
Think on Me—’A. Scott.
The Wind’s in the South —
BSU Councils Meet
111 Spring Retreat Sunday
The old and new B.S.U. Councils
met at Allen’s pond Sunday for an
afternoon of fun, food, and fellow
ship. This was the Meredith Spring
Retreat, a new i>lan for helping in
coming ofHcers. Ideas and sugges
tions were discussed so that the new
eouncil could know what has been
accomplished this year and could
make plans for their work in- the
Queen of jriiy I»ay this year Is Julia Margrette Bryan of Oarner. The
picture siiuwii alHtve was featured on tlie cover page of "The State” uiairo*
ahie, edited i)y Carl Goercli, ill the Ai»ril 29 issue. (Cut courtesy of “The
POilVTS JVEEDIiVG EBtPUAStS fiV LIBRARY
Deserved commendation is due
to Meredith students for their gen
eral handling of books in the library,
especially in the use of the stacks.
Not many students are aware that
Meredith is one of the few colleges
having open stacks and reserves, and
to keep this service, we need not only
to eontinuo carefully using these
rooms but to improve on a few points.
The staff says many girls don’t
know that studying is not to be done
in the stack room, and that books are
to be brought from tlie stacks, signed
for at the desk, and returned to the
desk after use, so tliat staff members
may return them to }>roper places in
the stacks. By returning books to the
desk instead of putting them back
in the stacks oursolvos, avo save the
staff many weary hours of clieeking
to see if books are properly ar
ranged. Carelessness in taking books
out of the stacks is the main way
books are lost; however, only about
books per year have been lost
since we’ve had access to this room,
and this is a proud record.
Reserve books are not to be left out
side the entrance doors, but returned
to the proper desk. Quite often, we
leax'e reserve books on the main desk,
and vice versa.
From all reports, the new reserve
system is working well, except that
sometimes we crowd around the desk
too much when we’re signing them
out. Some students have complained
about too much whispering and
laughing in the reserve room during
study hours at night, and others say
that some arc unaware of reserve
books being arranged alphabetically
by authors, and just poke a book
into the first empty space on the
shelf. Users of the liistory alcove
could improve on both those points.
None of this is criticism but only
reminders for greater efficiency;
however, if the staff did have any
complaint, it would be that we don't
start getting ready at the first bell,
which rings fifteen minutes before
closing, but wait until the last five-
minutes before the final one, thus
keeping those on duty overtime.
Joint BSU Councils
Have Annual Banquet
The Wake Forest, State, and Mere
dith College annual Baptist Student
Union banquet was held Saturday
night, April 29, at 7:00 in the S&W
Cafeteria. The banquet, portraying
“Toyland,” was semi-formal. The
“Toyland” theme was carried out by
invitations of play blocks and indi
vidual programs made of dolls. Dif
ferent toys wore represented by mem
bers of the three councils.
Bill Carpenter of State College
was master of ceremonies. Dr.
Broadus Jones, pastor of the First
Baptist Churoh, said grace. Eliza
beth Shelton of Meredith College
welcomed the B.S.U. members to
which Buddy Price, State College,
gave the response. The toast to the
new council was given by Elbert
Wethington of Wake Forest College
with Milly Thornton, Meredith Col
lege B.S.U. president for 1944-45
responding to his toast. Irene Olive
of Meredith College sang “Wedding
of the Paper Doll” by Herb Browji.
After an entertaining skit, “A
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BETTY MILLER IS
PRESENTED MAY 10
Betty Miller has received a schol
arship to tJie Yale Divinity School
where she will begin her graduate
work in September. Betty has an
outstanding scholastic record, and
has also been active in student or
ganizations. She is on the Student
Council, the Acoriv editorial staff,
a member of the Kappa Nu Sig
ma, and Silver Shield honorary so
Moliere’s comedy, “The Imagi
nary Invalid,” is to be given May
10 by the Little Theater. This play
was a favorite of Louis XIV and
was first produced in Paris in 1673.
It has come down through the cen
turies as one of the world’s best sa
tires. The plot revolves around Mon
sieur Ardin and his attempts to mar
ry his daughter, Angelique, to
Thomas Defoes. This plan is quite
contrary to Angelique’s will for she
wishes to marry Cleante. To further
complicate matters, Belin, Monsieur
Ardin’s wife, decides that Angeliqxie
shall become a nun so that she,
Belin, will inherit all of her hus
Monsieur Ardin (the invalid)—
Toinette (the maid)—Elizabeth
Angelique (the elder daughter)—
Mary Jo Clayton.
Belin (wife of Ardin) — Gloria
Monsieur De Bonnefei (the no
tary)—Laura Frances Snow.
Cleante (lover of Angelique)—
Helen Frances Crain.
Monsieur Defoes (doctor)—Helen
Thomas Defoes (his son) — Liz
Louise (younger daughter of
Beralde (brother of Ardin) —
'Annie Mary Matthews.
Monsieur Fleurante (apothecary)
Monsieur Purjon (a doctor)—
Courl, Folk Dancing
Held This Afternoon
At Four o’clock
ilcredith’s May Day of 1944 Avill
he held this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock
in the Outdoor Theater. The May
Court and program follows:
Queen—Julia Margrette Bryan.
Maid of Honor—Gloria Anderson
Attendants—Mary Sorrell, Betty
Rose Prevatte, Hortense Liles, Grace
Patton, Barbara Abernathy, Julia
Matthews, Martha Stanley, Eliza
Crown Bearer—Mildred Thorn
Heralds—Betty Cuthrell, Betsy
Banner Bearers — Nancy Gates,
Sue McNeely, Jean Brooks, Susan
Theme—May Day Festival of the
“Since the dawn of history the
coming of spring has been celebrat
ed witJi song and dance as the sym
bol of returning life and the passing
of the darkness of winter. May Day
is a festival celebrated in many lands
and peoples, and serves as an expres
sion of universal hope and faith of
the human spirit.
“The peoples of this world have the
capacity for joyousness and buoyan
cy. Their folk music and dances have
developed a form and spirit which
belong unmistakably to their specific
ethmological group. From the moun
tains' of Sweden to those of Mexico
the peasant folk celebrate the arrival
of spring with gay and colorful fes
tivities — while each festival is
different, all have a universal
quality, joyousuess and cheer. Today
we honor our Queen in true folk
style—one which we share with the
peoples of the world.”
The Folk Songs of America—
England, China, and Mexico will be
hy Glee Club, difected by Beatrice
Donley. The Folk Dances of Ameri
ca, The Scandinavian Countries,
The Central European Countries,
Russia, England, and Mexico will be
be given by The Folk Dance Club,
directed by Doris Peterson; and the
Physical Education classes, directed
by Doris Peterson, Elizabeth Cam
eron, and Nell Forbes.
Stage Decorations are by the Art
classes, directed by John Rembert.
Sponsors of May Day ai-e the De
partment of Health and Physical
Education, assisted by the Athletic
Dances include: America — 1.
Singing quadrilles; 2. Spanish Cir
cle. England—1. Sellinger’s Round;
2. May Pole Dance.
Scandinavia — Swedish Schot-
Central Europe — Kanafaska
America the Beautiful.
God Save Our King (Englisli).
Hop Li, The Rickshaw - Man
Folk Melodies include:
Came a-Riding (Czechoslovakia).
The Pedlar (Russian).
At the Gate of Heaven (Mexico).
The accompanists are Jewell Hy>
att, Elizabeth Teachey, Helen
Teachey, Marjoi'ie Halpern.
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