I IRC Conference Folk Dance Concert Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College Volume XXI MEilEDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1947 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 : I 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” Gluck II Er der Henlischste von aller Schumann Feldeinsamkeit Brahms Le Mariage des Roses Franck Carnival Fourdrain Aria- III —O don fatale from “Don Carlos” Verdi 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 JL OOLULiO AXLXV.' IRC’S MEET TOMORROl^ Campus Elections Near Completion of Rich- Vice Billie 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 Faircloth. Gayle Wells, President of Jones. Catherine Campbell, Presi dent of Stringfield. Pat Lancaster, President Vann. 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 Students. 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 B.S.U. 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 lege. The schedule will be as fol lows: 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- second. Reporter Visits Meredith’s House Director And Discovers Whirlwind Personality By FRANCES ALEXANDER 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 ing!! 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 man.