North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXIII
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Meredith College Library
Raleigh, N. C.
Dance Festival
Number 7
Stxtli Annnal Folk Dance Festival Presented
Students Hold
First In Series
Spring Eleetions
Officers of Major
Organizations 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)
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
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:
■ Nun bitten -wir den heil’gen
Qeist’ ...Buxtehude
Sonata, C major ..ScarlatU
Sonata, D minor Scarlatti
Papillons, op. 2 Schumann
Berceuse, op. 57 V,
Visions Fugitives, op. 22 Prokofleff
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Andante Cantabile
After the program Miss Pat
rick entertained the faculty and
friends at a reception in the Blue

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