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THE TWIG
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Vol. XXIV
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1949
No. 4
Kirsten Flagstad
To Sing Monday
Next Monday night Kirsten
Flagstad, soprano, will be heard
in the second of the current
series of Civic Music concerts
in Memorial Auditorium at 8:00
p.m.
A native of Norway, Kirsten
Flagstad has been singing for
American audiences since her
debut at the Metropolitan Opera
house in 1935. Famed as a
Wagnerian soprano, she has
played since that time to sold-out
houses across the country.
At the beginning of the war
she returned to her native Nor
way and rejoined her husband
who has since died. Upon her
return to the United States in
March 1947 she was acclaimed
for her volume, tonal quality,
and range of her soprano voice.
LAURICE HLASS AND BLANCHE WON
SEE PICTURE, PAGE SIX
Though she loves America and
plans to become an American
citizen, Kirsten Flagstad’s love
for her homeland of Norway is
evident in her singing. She al
ways plans to sing a group of
Norwegian songs in the concerts
sung on her various tours.
When not on tour she makes
her home in Bozeman, Montana,
where she can express her taste
for simplicity in her way of
living—both in dress, in her
home, and in her friends. She
considers her real home, how
ever, to be in the world of music
where she has won so much ac
claim.
College Has Two
Foreign Students
Natives of Transjoialan
and Hawaii Are Now
Alteinling; Meredith
Pictured above are Laurice Hlass and Blanche Won, the two foreign students who are registered at
Meredith this fall as junior and freshman, respectively. Both Laurice, a native of Palestine, and Blanche,
from Hawaii, have interesting histories to relate.
Short Story Contest
Sponsored By Magazine
Tomorrow Magazine is cur
rently sponsoring its annual Col
lege writers’ short story contest
for 1949, a contest which is open
to anyone taking at least one
course in any college in the
United States. First, second,
and third prizes of $500, $300,
and $200 respectively are offered
to the winners.
The magazine’s board of
judges, consisting of the editors
of the magazine and the editors
of Creative Age Press, will se
lect the three best entries, to be
published in the spring and
summer of 1950. All manu
scripts entered in the contest
will be considered for publica
tion in the magazine as regular
contributions and paid for at
regular rates.
The contest, which closes
January 15, 1950, requires no
application blanks. Manuscripts
should not exceed 5,000 words,
and any number of manuscripts
may be submitted by a single
student.
Each entry should be marked
(Continued on page four)
SG Buys Seat Numbers,
Aisle Tags far School
The latest additions to the new
auditorium are the metal seat
numbers and aisle letters. These
plates were bought and installed
as a gift from the Student Gov
ernment. The many advantages
of these tags are obvious in that
they not only help in checking
student chapel absences, but also
that we will now be able to have
performances for which reserved
seats may be bought or assigned.
The price of the metal plates,
including installation, was one
hundred and twenty-six dol
lars.
Little Theatre Takes
In 4 New Members
New members of the Meredith
Little Theatre recently an
nounced are Beverly Batchelor,
LeGrace Gupton, Virginia Buck
ner, and Janet Roberts. These
four new members of the Little
Theatre have earned the re
quired points for membership,
which include twenty-five
points, if one half are earned in
acting; or fifty points if earned
in staging only.
The Little Theatre announces
new members immediately after
each dramatic production, in
cluding those girls who have
earned enough points in acting
and the staging of that produc
tion to be come members. The
four new members admitted this
fall earned their points in previ
ous dramatic productions and by
work on their respective Stunts.
Membership in Alpha Psi
Omega, the Meredith dramatic
fraternity, is awarded on receipt
of fifty points, provided that one
half of these are earned in act
ing; and seventy-five points if
earned in staging only. Two new
members have been admitted
this fall: Micky Bowen and Ga
zelle Moore.
State Symphony To
Give Concert Here
Students at eight colleges over
the state will be privileged to
hear the North Carolina Sym
phony in concert this season, ac
cording to an announcement re
cently made by Albin Pikutis,
business manager of the Sym
phony.
Already under contract for the
Little Symphony tour are Camp
bell College, at Buie’s Creek; Ap
palachian State Teacher’s Col
lege, at Boone; Mars Hill Col
lege, at Mars Hill; Wake Forest
College, in Wake Forest; and
Meredith College, in Raleigh.
The Little Symphony of 23
players will also play a return
engagement at Piedmont Col
lege in Demorest, Georgia.
All of these concerts are
scheduled to be played at the
various colleges during February
and March, Pikutis stated.
(Continued on page four)
SENIOR SUPERLATIVES
The following are the re
cently-elected superlatives for
the senior class, as announced
by Alice Gordon Tuttle, class
president:
Miss Meredith, Emily Poole;
friendliest, Winnie Fitzgerald;
most popular, Marguerite
Leatherman; most attractive.
Dot Childress; most versatile,
Betty Moore; most original,
Bunny Harris; cutest, Char
lotte Bowman; wittiest, Louise
Yarborough; most stylish, Vir
ginia Bowman; most intel
lectual, Ellen Goldston; most
athletic, Imogene Narron, best
all-around town student,
Roxie Valias.
Begistrar Elected To
Executive Committee
At the final session of the
North Carolina College Con
ference, which convened in
Greensboro on November 9 and
10, Mrs. Vera Tart Marsh, Mere
dith College registrar, was
elected to the executive com
mittee of the North Carolina Col
lege Conference. As the new
member of the executive com
mittee Mrs. Marsh succeeds Dr.
Robert B. House, Chancellor of
the University of North Caro
lina.
Meredith was represented at
the conference by Dr. Carlyle
Campbell, president; Dr. Leish-
man A. Peacock, dean; Dr. Ed
win S. Preston, director of pub
lic relations; Mrs. Vera Tart
Marsh, registrar; Miss Lillian
Grant, dean of women; Dr. Lil
lian Parker Wallace, department
of history; and Professor B. Y.
Tyner, department of educa
tion, and Mrs. Tyner.
Both the new members of the
executive committee elected by
the conference at this session
were officials of Wake County
colleges: Mrs. Marsh, of Mere
dith; and Grady Patterson of
Wake Forest.
MAY QUEEN CHOSEN
Lib Holdford and Josephine
Snow have been elected to be
May Queen and Maid of Honor,
respectively, for Meredith this
year. A special election was
held last Thursday in chapel so
that the pictures might be made
in advance for the annual.
Pair of White Horses,
Carriage Are Given
Announcement is made by
Meredith College bursar Zeno
Martin of the gift to the college
of a matched pair of registered
show horses and a Victorian car
riage with harness rig by S. D.
Alexander of Raleigh.
Both sleek white hunters,
Greystone and Grey Granite,
the horses have been shown ex
tensively over North and South
Carolina, Virginia and Georgia,
and have won a large number of
trophies, and blue ribbons and
cash prizes, in both the hunter
and jump classes. In the words
of Malachi Jones, colored groom
at the Alexander stables, who
dons a high silk hat and frock
coat to drive the Victorian rig,
“They got a washtub of blue
ribbons!”
Everyone knows Laurice Hlass
so well that she doesn’t need a
formal introduction. Just in case
you don’t know her, she is a stu
dent from Jaffa, Palestine. Al
though this is her first year in
the U. S., she is a junior at
Meredith. One of the first ques
tions that any student asks her
is why she came to Meredith.
Laurice kindly consented to tell
us the “secret”, so here it is.
In April 1948, the Palestine
problem was reopened because
of the evacuation of the British.
When the British left, strife
started between the Arabs and
the Jews. People of Jaffa began
to leave the city because of the
trouble. These people thought
that in a week or two the city
would be back to normal and
they would be able to return
home again.
Laurice and her parents were
to leave by boat in a few days.
The day before her departure,
a friend of the family, who is a
doctor, asked her parents if he
might take Laurice to Lebanon
by car since she would get very
sea-sick on the boat. Her parents
gave her permission to go, and
she expected them to follow by
boat in a day or so.
(Continued on page six)
SEE PICTURE, PAGE FOUR
An expert rider and connois
seur of fine horses, Alexander
owns stables and training
grounds on the Fayetteville
highway out of Raleigh, near
Carolina Pines. He has con
tributed both the horses and the
picturesque carriage to many
(Continued on page four)
College Faculty and
Students Attend EA
At the meeting of the NCEA,
the North Carolina Education
Association, in Durham last Fri
day, November 18, Meredith
faculty and students were well
represented. At the division
meetings of the North Central
District of the Association,
which includes Meredith, three
faculty members from Meredith
presided as presidents.
Mr. B. Y. Tyner presided as
president of the Higher Educa
tion division; Mr. Wilmot served
as head of the Music Teachers’
division; while Dr. Canady pre
sided at the Mathematics di
vision meeting in the Duke lab
oratory.
Dr. Canaday’s mathematics
methods class also attended ses
sions on Friday.
BLANCHE WON IS
FRESHMAN HERE
Blanche Won, freshman at
Meredith, is a native of Hono
lulu in Hawaii. She is majoring
in home economics here and is
enjoying her life at Meredith
very much so far.
Blanche picked Meredith from
catalogues which a friend, who
had married a North Carolinian,
sent to her.
Blanche, the youngest of her
family, attended an English
standard school. She has a
brother and sister living in New
York, a sister working on Guam,
and a brother in the army, now
in Japan.
Blanche is especially enjoy
ing her riding lessons at Mere
dith. These are quite new to
her. She also hopes to see her
first snow soon.
Folh Dance Group To
Give Xmas Programs
The Folk Dance Club will pre
sent a program, “Christmas In
Many Lands,” at a meeting of
the Durham Chapter of Meredith
alumnae meeting at the Dur
ham high school on Thursday,
December 8.
The thirty-two members of
the Club will also present this
Christmas program on the after
noon of December 13 for the Ra
leigh Woman’s Club, and that
night for the Parent-Teacher’s
Association of Angier. Two
other club programs are being
planned by Miss Doris Peter
son, head of the Meredith physi
cal education department and
folk-dance instructor.
This program will include
Christmas folk-dances of many
countries, their carols, folk-cus
toms, and Christmas folk-dances.
Countries to be depicted are
England, Scotland, Norway,
France, Czechoslovakia, Switz
erland, Germany, and Mexico.
    

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