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Folk Dance
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Volume XXI
Number 11
voic?RECiTAL^ |Folk Dance Group Schedules C^ueert
The fifth senior music recital
will be presented Tuesday eve
ning, April 1, at 8:00 o’clock,
in the Meredith College Audi
torium when Virginia Holcomb,
contralto of Winston-Salem will
be presented in her graduating
voice recital. She will be accom
panied at the piano by Christine
Kornegay. Before coming to
Meredith where she has been a
pupil of Miss Beatrice Donley,
Virginia studied with Mrs. J.
Harold Swain. Virginia has been
very active in the musical or
ganizations here at Meredith as
well as those in Raleigh. This
year she is President of the
Meredith College Glee Club. The |
following program will be pre
sented :
Aria—When I Am Laid in Earth from
“Dido and Aeneas” Purcell
I’ll Sail Upon a Dog Star from the
“Fool’s Deferment” Purcell
Rend’il sereno al clgllo from
“Sosarme” Handel
Recitative and Aria—Che faro senja
Euridice from “Orfeo and Euridice”
Er der Henlischste von aller Schumann
Feldeinsamkeit Brahms
Le Mariage des Roses Franck
Carnival Fourdrain
—O don fatale from
“Don Carlos”
The Hills of Gruzia Mednifoff
With a Waterlily Grieg
Little Jack Horner, Apologies to
Handel Diack
Hindoo Song Bemberg
Ecstasy Rummel
Annual Programs
To Be Presented
On Successive Nights
Freshman Wins
Virginia has chosen the fol
lowing girls to be her marshals:
Virginia Highfill, Jetta Funder
burk, Evelyn Straughan, and
Peggy Parker.
Poo+i T.’tl iO
Campus Elections
Near Completion
The following girls were elect
ed during the school elections on
March 13 and March 20 to serve
for the 1947-48 term:
Dot Singleton, President of
Gayle Wells, President of
Catherine Campbell, Presi
dent of Stringfield.
Pat Lancaster, President
Mag Creech, Carolyn
ardson. Dot Swaringen,
Presidents of Stringfield.
Lena Glenn Highfill,
Hart, Vice Presidents of Vann.
Jean Gaddy, Treasurer of Stu
dent Government.
Doris Harris, President of Day
Jerry Miller, First Vice Presi
dent of Non-resident Students.
Edith Camp, President of Lit
tle Theater.
Barbara Johnson, College
Health Chairman.
Marie Snelling, Business Man
ager of Oak Leaves.
Colleen Brown, Second Vice
President of B.S.U.
Marjorie Wilson, Third Vice
President of B.S.U.
Mary Lee Rankin, Secretary
of B.S.U.
Nell Hunter, Treasurer of
Kat Wyatt, Program Chair
man of B.S.U.
Kathy Lewis, Music Director
of B.S.U.
Betsy Ann Morgan, Arrange
ments Chairman of B.S.U.
Emma McPherson, President
of Y.W.A.
Posture week reached its cli
max Friday night when winners
were announced. The original
posters everywhere made every
one posture conscious; but the
ones who practiced the best
good posture proved to be first,
freshman Shirley Parker; sec
ond, Geneva Witherspoon; third,
Jane Lassiter; and fourth, Lena
Glenn Highfill, Ruth Sears, and
June Patterson. The girls were
judged on their posture in the
chapel program and also their
posture in class and all around
the campus.
The physical education depart
ment sponsors this week each
year in an effort to emphasize
good posture. At the beginning
of the fall semester the depart
ment examines each physical ed
ucation student and grades her
on her posture. Those receiving
“A” postures are eligible for en
tering the contest.
The annual State Interna
tional Relations Club conference
will be held at Meredith College,
March 29, from 2-8:30 p.m. The
State officers who will be in
charge of the conference are Bill
Daniel, State College, President;
Leithar McKeithan, Davidson
College, Vice President; Mitchell
Lee, Meredith College, Secre
tary; and Dr. Lillian Parker
Wallace, adviser, Meredith Col
The schedule will be as fol
2:00-2:30, Registration
2:30-3:30, Speaker
3:30-5:00, Discussion groups
5:00-6:00, Picnic
6:30-7:30, Discussion groups
7:30-8:30, Speaker
8:30, Adjournment
Student conveners for the
group discussions will be the
president of the I.R.C. at Shaw
(Continued on page three)
Remberts Display
Modern Art
Mr. and Mrs. John Rembert
have had several paintings on
exhibit in the Meredith College
Art Gallery. The paintings are
oils, water colors, and tempres.
The works of both artists are
subjective and highly personal
ized. The two express themselves
in their paintings, as a means of
conveying their ideas to a rather
large public. Their inspiration
for subject matter comes from
the sub-conscious mind. This
type of art, in which a hidden
idea in the mind is brought out,
was originated by a French ar
tist. A great many of these ideas
go back to childhood experiences
in Mr. Rembert’s work, particu
larly; therefore, most of the
ideas portrayed are not planned.
The paintings have many good
points, of which the chief are
probably their originality and
individualism. The exhibit was
closed Saturday, March twenty-
Reporter Visits Meredith’s House Director
And Discovers Whirlwind Personality
That busy little lady who
keeps Meredith so gayly decked
flowers and greenery and
keeps the household running on
even keel is Mrs. Mary M. Eger-
ton. House Director.
Mrs. Egerton does all the flo
ral arrangements for the college,
assigns the rooms in the spring,
makes room adjustments for
girls who are dissatisfied, checks
the dormitories, and takes
charge of the maids. Evidences
of her fine work lay open on
every hand, but most of her
work is done with such grace
and delicacy that we often do
not realize how much has gone
into it.
Managing a college household
is quite a responsibility so that
Mrs. Egerton is kept busy. She
says that she truly loves her
work because she loves keeping
house, loves people, and loves
children. However, there is one
exception: she abominates cook
One of Mrs. Egerton’s partic
ular interests is her son, Edward,
first lieutenant in the Army at
Chanute Field, 111. Before enter
ing the Army, Edward attended
State College, and now he is
studying meteorology. Mrs. Eg
erton smiles all over with moth
erly pride when she says, “I
think he is rather nice!”
It seems that Mrs. Egerton in
herited the “green thumb” from
her mother, as both of them have
always loved to make things
grow. One of her fond desires is
to have a garden, but she substi
tutes for it many beautiful pot
plants. When at home in Char
lotte, Mrs. Egerton had a beau
tiful garden, the pride of which
was a fine selection of dahlias.
One of her gold dahlias won a
prize in the annual flower show
in Charlotte. Mrs. Egerton’s skill
in arranging flowers is well rec
ognized all over the Meredith
campus and outside as well.
Your reporter while interview
ing her, had the privilege of
watching her arrange an ex
quisite basket of burgundy and
gold snapdragons.
Mrs. Egerton’s friendly per
sonality and sincere understand
ing with college girls is loved
and appreciated all over the
Meredith campus. It is people
like her who help us to keep
alive the spirit that made Mere
dith and made it good.
Each year the Meredith Col
lege Athletic Association spon
sors a Spring Dance Concert
presented by the Folk Dance
Group and directed by Miss
Doris Peterson, Head of the
Physical Education Department.
This year the concert will be
given on the evenings of March
28 and 29 at eight o’clock in the
college auditorium. Miss Gladys
Lawhon of the Music Depart
ment will act as pianist and direc
tor of accompaniments. Others
assisting with the music will be
Miss Rachel Rosenberger as vio
linist, Miss Ruth Woodman as
organist, and Miss Beatrice Don
ley as director of the choral
group. The narrator for the eve
ning will be Evelyn Straughan.
The program will consist of a
variety of European, Mexican,
and American folk dances. The
European dances will include
the Russian “Kamarinskaia,”
the Scottish “Highland Fling,”
an English dance, and the Ital
ian “La Tarantella.” There will
be three Mexican folk dances,
“La Polka,” “Chiapanecas,” and
“Jarabe Tapatio,” which will in
clude the Mexican Hat Dance,
danced by the two charter mem
bers of the Folk Dance Club,
Jean Griffith and Betty Jean
Yeager. The European Folk
Suite will include selections
from the Opera, “Bartered
Bride,” the “Slavonic Dance,”
and “On the Beautiful Blue Dan
ube.” For the folk dances of
America, Miss Peterson has
chosen several dances collected
by two noted American folk lov
ers, Lloyd Shaw and Herb
Greggerson. The three popular
American folk dances selected
will be “Varsovianna,” a south
west version of “Put Your Little
Foot,” “Schottische,” and the
“Veleta Waltz” belonging to the
cowboys of Colorado and Wyom
ing. This year there will be
three divisions of the Cowboy
Square Dance Medley, “Dip and
Dive,” “Cowboy Dream,” and
“She’ll Be Cornin’ Round the
Mountain.” These folk dances
will exemplify the vigor and
gaiety of the people of different
countries. The accompanying
music will characterize the mood
of the dances, and the colorful
native costumes will portray the
real beauty of the people’s dress
in their own land.
The Folk Dance Group con
tains thirty-three members un
der the managership of Barbara
Johnson. Those participating in
the concert will be Doris Allen,
Dorothy Beland, Mary Lou Daw
kins, Jeanne Dickens, Sarah
Fleming, Susan Fleming, Jean
Griffith, Ruth Hall, Lois Har
mon, Eloise Lancaster, Frances
Land, Mary McCoy, Jean Mc-
Lamb, Vicky Manty, Ruth Mar
tin, Jerry Miller, Harriett Neese,
Mary Faye Perkins, Naomi
Pugh, Vernona Rhue, Belle Rog
ers, Mary Lou Sawyer, Mar
garet Hope Smith, Dorothy
Swaringen, Frances Thompson,
Mary Beth Thomas, Frances
Ward, Frances Ruth Ward, Jo-
lene Weathers, Gayle Wells,
Geraldine Winfree, Jean With
erspoon, Betty Jean Yeager. The
choral group will consist of
Charlotte Haight, Nancy Hall,
Elizabeth Hardee, Esther Hollo-
well, Betty Horton, Nancy Mas
sey, Jennie Lou Newbold, Doro
thy Patrick, Elizabeth Zimmer

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