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Annual Palio, Stunt
Night Next Weekend
On next Saturday afternoon
and night Meredith College’s
annual homecoming festivities
will take place—Palio in the
afternoon and Stunt Night later
in the auditorium. The A. A.
sponsors this annual event in
which the four college classes
compete for the Palio and Stunt
For the afternoon event the
class vice-presidents, under the
leadership of Hope Hodges, A.A.
vice-president, are in charge.
They are Bunny Harris, senior;
Nancy Walker, junior; Sally
Massey, sophomore; and Nancy
House, freshman.
Featured during the afternoon
celebration will be the Palio
Procession up the drive, includ
ing the Palio band, clowns, ban
ner, horses, faculty impersona
tions, and other traditional
figures. Each class will present
a skit before marching up the
drive to form their numerals.
The class winning Palio re
ceives reserved seats for Stunt
Night, besides receiving the
Palio banner from Dr. Helen
Price, head of the college anci-
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Raleigh, N. C.
The colorful costumes used each year in the Palio procession are pulled out and examined by these four
juniors as preparations for the event get underway in earnest. Uppermost in everyone’s mind as next
Saturday draws closer is that all-important question of “Which class will win?” Only the events of that
afternoon and the Stunt night to follow will tell the tale.
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Dr. Edwin S. Preston, LL.D
of Atlanta, Georgia, came to
Meredith on November 1 to fill
the new office of Public Rela
tions Director which has been
added to the college staff.
Dr. Preston’s duties as Public
Relations Director will be to
promote the interest and welfare
of student contacts with religious
and educational associations
through the Publicity Depart
ment. Expansion of college ac
tivities in these departments
will also be part of his program.
Dr. Preston comes to his new
duties at Meredith with years of
experience to recommend him.
Besides having been a member
of the Board of Deacons and
General Superintendent of the
Sunday School in the Druid Hills
Church of Atlanta, Mr. Preston
has been president of Cumber
land University, in Lebanon,
Tennessee, for the past three
Previous to his term as presi
dent of Cumberland he has
served as president of Central
College in Conway, Arkansas;
Executive Secretary of Shorter
College in Rome, Georgia; and
State Secretary of the Georgia
Baptist Training Union.
He has also been chairman of
the Radio Commission of the
Southern Baptist Convention
for nine years and a member of
the Educational Commission of
The Tennessee Baptist Con
Dr. Preston received his A.B.
degree from the University of
Tennessee and his M.A. degree
from Mercer University. Later
he received his LL.D. at Baylor
and did additional graduate
work at Emory University in
Mrs. Preston, the former
Mary Frances Johnson of At
lanta, holds a B.A. degree from
Bessie Tift College and an M.A.
degree from Mercer. She is the
author of the book entitled
Christian Leadership.
The Prestons have two chil
dren: a son, Edwin, Jr., who is
a junior at Baylor University,
and a daughter, Jerrie Lynn,
who is twelve years old.
Sponsors Short
Story Contest
The fourth annual College
Writers’ Short Story Contest has
just been announced by To
morrow Magazine. First prize
is $500; second, $300, and third,
$200. Manuscripts will be judged
by the editors of Tomorrow and
the editors of Creative Age
The prize-winning stories will
be published in the spring and
summer of 1950. All other
manuscripts will be considered
for publication as regular con
tributions and paid for at To
morrow’s regular rates.
Entries should be addressed
to College Contest, Tomorrow
Magazine, 11 East 44th Street,
New York 17, N. Y. The dead
line is January 15, 1950.
This includes undergraduate,
graduate, and special students.
No application blanks are neces
sary. Manuscripts should not ex
ceed 5,000 words. Any number of
manuscripts may be submitted
by a single student. Each entry
must be marked “College Con
test” and bear the writer’s name,
his home address, and the name
and address of the college he is
attending. “All entries must be
accompanied by a self-addressed,
stamped envelope.”
Home Economics Club
Organizes For Year
With the theme of “Life’s
Extras” the Home Economics
Club of Meredith has launched
its program for the year. The
theme is taken from the quota
tion from Archibald Rutledge,
“Creation supplies us with just
two kinds of things: necessities
and extras. The first are essen
tial and we could get along with
out anything else, but life is
packed with unnecessary things
which speak of God’s care for
our pleasure.” The first club
meeting gave a pre-view of the
year’s program of work put on
by the committee chairmen,
and the tea which followed was
given in honor of the new stu
In order to improve the work
of the club and to bring in new
ideas, delegates are sent to state
and regional workshops. Nancy
Duckworth recently attended
the Province Workshop at Gat-
linburg, Tennessee and reported
on her trip.
Members of the club are also
writing to girls in their adopted
school in Germany. An article in
the September issue of Colhecon,
magazine published by the
American Home Economics As
sociation, shows a picture of
Meredith girls packing packages
to be sent abroad, together with
an article explaining the club
Last Monday, October 31, the
girls in the Mere-El-Lo Apart
ment held an open house for
the club at which time the mem
bers packed boxes for the Ger
man school.
Baptist Convention To
Meet in Raleigh Nov. 15
On November 15-17 the Bap
tist State Convention will meet
in Memorial Auditorium here in
Raleigh. On Wednesday, No
vember 16, the delegates and
visitors of the Convention are
planning to visit our campus
about 4:30 p.m. Dean Grant is
planning a very informal recep
tion in the parlors to receive and
welcome them.
Emily Pool, Sylvia Currin,
and Marjorie Joyner repre
sented Meredith at the National
Student Association’s Regional
Convention from October 21-23
at Chapel Hill.
Representatives from thirty
North Carolina, South Carolina,
and Virginia campuses gathered
to discuss student government
organizational problems. The
honor system, student financial
arrangements, displaced per
sons in colleges, and faculty con
trol of student government were
some of the topics on the agenda.
The possibilities of a pur
chase card system for regional
schools was also considered.
According to this plan, students
would keep a purchase card with
which they could get a percent
age discount on goods bought
from local merchants. Such a
system is now being practiced
at the University of Louisville.
Only five of the thirty col
leges represented at the recent
convention are N.S.A. members.
The other 25, one of which was
Meredith, were guests of the
Russian Pianist
To Give Concert
Benno Moiseiwitsch, Russian
pianist, will present a concert
tonight in Memorial Auditorium
at 8:00 p.m., under the auspices
of the Raleigh Civic Music Asso
Mr. Moiseiwitsch made his
professional debut in England
in 1908 and his New York debut
at Carnegie Hall in 1919. He
has been a British subject since
1937, and at present he resides
with his wife and three children
near London, when not on con
cert tour.
Since his professional debut
in the music world he has made
yearly European tours, except
ing the war years, plus eleven
North American tours, five
Australian and New Zealand
tours, two in South America,
and three in the Far East with
extended stopovers in Japan,
China, Indian and Java.
Benno Moiseiwitsch has per
formed as guest piano soloist
with numerous symphony or^
chestras over the world and
under many eminent conduc
tors. Just before World War II
he gave concerts with the Pales
tine Symphony at the invitation
of Toscanini.
The recipient of the Ruben-
stein prize at the age of nine,
Mr. Moiseiwitsch began study
ing music at eight years of age
at the Imperial Music School in
Ddessa, his birthplace. Although
his parents were not musicians,
they were music lovers and en
couraged their son in his musical
pursuits, and at fifteen he went
to Vienna to study with Les-
Even though he is famous for
his interpretations of classical
composers, he is also very in
terested in new music. During
his last year’s American tour he
popularized Robert Ward’s First
Symphony in his performances
with the National Symphony
Orchestra under Hans Kindler
and with the San Francisco
Symphony with Monteux con
In addition to his professional
career in the music world, Mr.
Moiseiwitsch is a student of his
tory and sciences and is a friend
of South Africa’s premier. Gen
eral Jan Christian Smuts.
Besides the Rubenstein prize,
Mr. Moiseiwitsch later received
the Order of Commander of the
British Empire, which is one of
Great Britain’s highest honors.
Mrs. William Ivey, Native of Texas,
Is New Instructor of Spanish Here
Students doing required and
advanced work in the modern
languages department have al
ready become acquainted with
Senora William Kemp Ivey, who
is the new instructor of Spanish
this term, replacing Senora
Huckabee who is on leave of
Senora Ivey is a native of
Texas and has resided in the
state only in the past two years.
She considers Fort Worth her
home, although she has lived in
many different places because
her father is a minister. She be
came interested in Spanish when
she was in high school living in
the Rio Grande Valley near the
Mexican border.
Her bachelor’s degree came
from Texas Christian in Fort
Worth; prior to coming to North
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