Volume XXIII THE TWIG Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1949 Meredith College Library Raleigh, N. C. Dance Festival Saturday Number 7 Stxtli Annnal Folk Dance Festival Presented Students Hold First In Series Spring Eleetions Officers of Major Organizations Chosen LEADERS FOR 1949-1950 CHOSEN The Meredith College campus wide elections began on Thurs day, February 24. At each meet ing of the student body, candi dates for the various offices were introduced and skits were pre sented for each one as a part of their campaign. Nominated for president of the Student Government were Emily Pool and Lib Jones, for president of the Baptist Student Union, Betsy Ann Morgan, for president of the Athletic Asso ciation, Doris Concha and Vir ginia Bowman, for president of the non-resident students, Roxie Valias and Kathleen Perry. These girls were voted upon on February 24, and the outcome of the election was as follows: Emily Pool was elected president of the Student Government. Prior to this office Emily has been freshman representative to the Student Government, vice- president of the sophomore class, first vice-president of the B.S.U. Council, student chairman of Re ligious Emphasis Week, and a member of the Granddaugh- ters’ Club, Sigma Pi Alpha, Little Theatre, Colton English Club, and Student League of Women Voters; Betsy Ann Morgan was elected president of the Baptist Student Union and during her years at Meredith has taken an active part in student activities as a member of the House Coun cil, devotional chairman of her hall, secretary of the sophomore class, arrangements chairman of the B.S.U. Council, chairman of the continuation committee for Religious Emphasis Week, mem ber of the Freeman Religion Club, Sociology Club, Folk- Dance Club, Sigma Pi Alpha, I.R.C., and Choir; Doris Concha was elected president of the Ath letic Association; Doris has been freshman representative to the Athletic Association Board, treasurer of the freshman class. Twig reporter and typist, soph- (Continued on page five) SUE JARVIS GIVES RECITAL TONIGHT Dance Group Presents Annual Spring Concert Reception To Be Held Following Program Pictured above are the campus leaders who were cho'en to hold the three major offices for next year. They are left to right, Emily Pool, president of the Student Government; Betsy Ann Morgan, president of the Baptist Student Union; and Doris Concha, president of Ihe Athletic Association. Concert Tour Successful Graduation Plans Near Completion The Meredith College depart ment of music will present Sue Jarvis, pianist, in her graduation recital this evening, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the college audi torium. Miss Jarvis will present the following selections: I ■ Nun bitten -wir den heil’gen Qeist’ ...Buxtehude Sonata, C major ..ScarlatU Sonata, D minor Scarlatti II Papillons, op. 2 Schumann III Berceuse, op. 57 V, Visions Fugitives, op. 22 Prokofleff X XVI XIV IV Sonata, op. 57 in F minor (Appassionata) Beethoven Allegro assai Andante con moto Allegro ma non troppo Serving as marshals will be Marjorie Wilson, Dorothy Pat rick, and Judy Powers. After the recital a reception will fol low in the Blue Parlor. The Meredith College Glee Club returned Sunday night from a very successful week-end tour. The Glee Club, which is directed by Miss Beatrice Don ley, presented concerts, both secular and sacred, in four east ern Carolina cities, Goldsboro, Wilmington, New Bern and Kinston. A special bus was chartered to make the trip. The girls were very graciously enter tained in private homes in each city. The following program was given in Goldsboro on Friday night and in Wilmington on Saturday night: Agnus Dei Bizet Nancy Hall, soprano soloist As Torrents in Summer Elgar O Can Ye Sew Cushions Bantock The Frog Newton My Bonnie Lass She Smileth Herman Duet; O Lovely Peace from 'Judas Maccabaeus” ...Handel Jean Olive and Addie Elliott, sopranos Flower of Dreams Clokey The Cloths of Heamen Dunhlll The Orchestra Song arr. by Schuman The Little French Clock Kountz The Wind’s in the South Scott On Sunday morning the Glee Club appeared in the First Bap tist Church of New Bern and on Sunday night in the First Baptist Church of Kinston. These per formances were a part of the worship services. The follow ing numbers were sung by the Glee Club: The Lord’s Prayer Malotte O Bone Jesu Palestrino Brother James Air arr. by Jacob As Torrents in Summer Elgar Listen to the Lambs arr. by Harris Hear My Prayer Mendelssohn Agnus Dei Bizet The members of the Glee Club are: Beverly Batchelor, Mary Brown, Virginia Campbell, Bet- tie Compton, Kathleen Deane, Addie Elliott, Nancy Hall, Ro berta Holcombe, Bettie Ann Hor ton, Emilia Kutschinski, Kath erine Lewis, Elizabeth Machen, Joanne Mason, Jennie Lou New- bold, Jean Olive, Mary Ann Palmer, Dorothy Patrick, Joanna Pittard, Emily Pool, Cora Lee Sawyer, Martha Smith, Jose phine Snow, Joy Stillwell, Anne Stowe, Jane Stroup, Betty Whichard, Helen Lee Wilhelm, Doris Williamson, Jean Wilson. Charlotte Bowman is the Glee Club accompanist. Astros Give Baby Party With graduation less than three months off, the senior class under the leadership of its pres ident, Maxine Bissette, is be ginning to complete its plans for commencement week-end, May 27-28. The commencement program will begin on Friday night at 8:00 p.m, with the recital given by the members of the junior class who are majoring in music and by the Glee Club. On Saturday morning the pro gram will continue with the annual meeting of Kappa Nu Sigma at 9:30 a.m. At 10:45 a.m. there will be the meeting of the Alumni Association followed by the Alumni luncheon. The Class Day exercises will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Barbara Swanson and Osee Mac Johnson have been appointed as chairmen for this event. At this time the seniors will be sere naded by their Little Sisters as they walk through the tradi tional daisy chain. The program for Saturday night includes Society Night, at 8:00 p.m. Awards by the A.A., the societies, the Colton English Club, and other organizations will be made. The new members of the Silver Shield will be tapped also. The annual meet ing of the Silver Shield will be held following Society Night. As yet the speaker for Society Night has not been chosen. At midnight the senior class will meet at the chimney for the bonfire at which time each mem ber will bring her most despised object at Meredith to be burned. Chairmen for the bonfire meet ing will be Jane Lassiter and Idalia Oglesby. (Continued on page three) OFFICERS ELECTED In recent elections officers for the rising senior, junior, and sophomore classes have been elected. Alice Gordon Tuttle, of Hamlet, N. C., is to be the pres ident of the senior class. Other senior class officers are to be elected at a later date. Rising junior class officers are: Betty Jane Hedgepeth, presi dent; Nancy Walker, vice-presi dent; Sandra Moore, secretary; and Julia Parker, treasurer. (Continued on page three) Don’t be surprised if you see some lassies wandering around with their pantalettes showing on the night of April 2, for that’s when the Astro lassies and their dates are dressing up as children ten years old or younger to go to the “Old South” baby party. Can’t you im.agine how thrilled the little boys will be at getting to wear their first long pants? All the couples are planning to look like pretty little southern belles and handsome young gents to compete for the prize to be given for the best dressed couple. If you’d like a preview of what is to be worn, go by the art gal lery to see models in proper dress for such an occasion. Miss Grant, president Shirley Powell, and date, in cute cos tumes, by the way, will be re ceiving the fun-seeking children in true southern fashion in the old-fashioned garden and rose- covered porch of their colonial mansion (alias Astro Hall re modeled by the decoration com mittee consisting of Gladys Greene, Jean Taylor, Peggy Pat rick, and Dot Childress). Entertainment, consisting of a good ole minstrel with real- man talent from State along with Meredith performers, is being planned by Pat Blackmon, Charlotte Bowman, and Billie Hart. In addition, there will be the awarding of the prize to the prettiest baby as judged from pictures posted in Johnson Hall. (Don’t forget to enter your baby picture right away!) If further entertainment is desired, the children can swing, slide on sliding boards, or even make castles in the sand piles; and if guests are in a dancing mood, there may even be a grand ole Virginia Reel! Sounds like fun, eh? (There are going to be plenty of stags, too—none other than pledges from State College frats). And there’s a treat in store in the way of refreshments, which include pink lemonade and all the trimmin’s. Anita Freeman and Patsy Emory are planning for those Negro mammies and butlers to serve you well. And according to southern tradition, invitations fitting such a party (Continued on page four) The sixth annual Folk Dance Festival will begin tomorrow evening, March 19, in the Mere dith College Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. The Festival is being presented by the Folk Dance Club under the sponsorship of the physical education department and the Athletic Association. The con cert is under the direction of Miss Doris Peterson. Admission for the Festival will be thirty-five cents for the students not taking a course in the physical education depart ment and fifty cents for persons other than students. After the Festival a reception will be held in the Blue Parlor honoring the dancers, parents, friends, and alumnae who were members of the Folk Dance Club while at Meredith. The program is divided into four general parts: European, Pre-Classic French Dance Forms, Mexican, and American. European Folk Dances Tarantella Italian Collected by Elizabeth Burchanal Pansky Polish Collected by Le'wis Chalif Schuhplattler Bavarian Collected by Doris Peterson Hunsdon House English Collected by Cecil Sharp Polka Bohemian Collected by Doris Peterson Brahm’s Fifth Hungarian Dance ...Choreography by Louis Chalif Highland Fling i Scotch Collected by Elizabeth Burchanal Pre-Classic French Dance Forms Gavotte French Court Dance Music by Lulli (1685) La Boweree French Peasant Dance Music by Mouret (1742) Sarabande French Court Dance Music by Andre-Cardinal Destouches (1740) Minuet de la Rein French Court Dance Music by Boccherini (1770) Mexican Folk Dances La Jesusita Mexican Couple Dance Collected by Doris Peterson Spanish Circle. Mexican Progressive Waltz Collected by Lloyd Shaw La Cucaracha .Mexican Line Dance Collected by Mary Shambaugh Los Matlauchines....Mexican Ceremonial Dance Collected by Doris Peterson American Folk Dances Singing Quadrielle: Flower Girl Waltz, Buffalo Boy, Waltz That Girl, Early American Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford Schottische From New Mexico Collected by Herb Greggerson Skater’s Waltz From Wyoming Collected by Lloyd Shaw Cowboy Polka From the Southwest Collected by Doris Peterson Varsoviana From the Southwest Collected by Lloyd Shaw Cowboy Square From the Southwest Collected by Doris Peterson These folk dances will show the vigor and gaiety of the peo ple of different countries. The ac- (Continued on page three) RECITAL PRESENTED BY MUSIC MAJOR On Friday evening, March 8, at 8:00 p.m., Dorothy Patrick, senior organ major, presented her graduation recital in the college auditorium. Miss Pat rick, the second senior music major to present her recital this year, offered the following pro gram : Toccata and Fugue In D Minor Bach Pastorale Franck Fountain Reverie Fletcher Fourth Symphony Widor Toccata Andante Cantabile Finale After the program Miss Pat rick entertained the faculty and friends at a reception in the Blue Parlor.