North Carolina Newspapers

    With Your Season
Ticket for the
Little Theatre . . .
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
. . . You Can See
"The Silver Cord"
Volume XXV
Number 10
Little Theatre Gives ^Silver C#rd^ Tonight
¥ finger is pointed at the domineering mother-in-law who is the center of attention in the
Little Theatre production being given again tonight in the new auditorium. Included in the cast of “The Silver
Cord are, left to right, Pete Lewis, as Robert; LeGrace Gupton, as Mrs. Phelps, his mother; Henry Odum,
as Dave, another son; and Micky Bowen, as Cristina, Dave’s wife.
Spring elections of campus of
ficers for next year continued
this week as candidates were
nominated on Monday night
and elected at the polls yester
day. Scheduled to be chosen next
week in the final elections are
the vice-presidents of Vann and
Springfield dormitories, the
treasurer of the Athletic Associ
ation, the business managers of
the “Oak Leaves” and the
“Acorn,” and the second and
third vice-presidents of the day
Nominated this week for the
office of TWIG business mana
ger were Jean Mason and Car-
lene Kinlaw; for secretary of the
Athletic Association, Ann Lovell
and Jane Williamson.
Dormitory presidents, who
are also members of the student
government and chairman of
house councils, were nominated
for the four dormitories. For
Vann, Evelyn Krause and Janet
Tatum were named as ' candi
dates; for Stringfield, Virginia
Rodwell and Faith Frye. Elected
previously as presidents of Jones
and Faircloth dormitories were
Sue Fitzgerald and Dwan Swin
As candidates for vice-presi
dent of the dormitories Janie
Dillard, Ann Partin, Rebecca
Edge, Barney Schettler, and
Venetia Stallings were named
by the Nominating Committee;
of the five, three were elected as
hall proctors yesterday. Candi
dates for vice-presidents in Fair-
cloth included Jean Joyner,
Nancy Kistler, Mary Ann Casey,
Lois Pritchett, and Barbara
For the new office of Social
Standards Chairman on the cam
pus, Jean Johnson was elected
at the polls last week; for the of
fice Janie Dillard and Martha
Holland were also candidates.
Pat Smathers was elected as sec
retary of the Student Govern
ment Association; Nancy House,
treasurer; and Asha Farrior
chief marshal.
For Baptist Student Union of
fices, Sylvia Dean was elected
as treasurer for next year, with
Mary Gordon Maxwell as secre
tary. Jane Condrey was also
nominated for treasurer, and
Doris Allen as secretary.
Elected in a previous election
were Rosalyn Poole, as vice-pres
ident of the Student Govern-
ment Association; Joyce
Covington was elected as vice-
president of the Athletic Associ
ation. Society presidents elected
were Betty Jo Smith, Phi, and
Norma Fagan, Astro.
Silver Shield
Taps Senior
New Members
Dean Announces Plans
For Summer School
Beginning on Monday, June
11, the summer session of classes
at Meredith will continue for
six weeks until- its close on
Saturday, July 21. A resident
student’s fee for tuition, room
and board is only $125.00, while
that of a day student is $50.00,
but these fees do not cover
courses in applied music.
Included on the tentative list
of courses are biology, art, edu
cation, Spanish, English, geog
raphy, government, history
sociology, religion, mathematics,
psychology, music appreciation,
and applied music. Other courses
may be added however, if
enough students apply for them,
(Continued on page three)
Two seniors, Evelyn Wilson
and Julia Parker, were tapped
into membership in the Silver
Shield, honorary leadership so
ciety on the campus at a service
in chapel last week. Chosen on
the basis of leadership, Christian
character, and service to the
school, the two senior members
bring the total membership up
to nine seniors, with the two
juniors elected in the fall as as
sociate members.
Speaking at the service one
of the sponsors. Dr. Roger
Crook, of the religion depart
ment, discussed the qualities in
herent in Christian leadership.
Presiding was the president of
the Silver Shield, Carolyn Mas
sey; Dr. Julia Harris is also a
sponsor of the society.
Evelyn Wilson, of Raleigh, is
a major in religion and has
served on the B.S.U. Council as
publicity editor this year, be
sides being a member of the
Y.W.A., the Folk Dance Group,
the Freeman Religion Club, and
the Philaretian society. Evelyn
has also been elected to mem
bership in Kappa Nu Sigma,
scholastic honorary society.
The president of the college
Y.W.A. this year, Julia Parker is
from Norfolk and is also a rhajor
in religion; she is also a member
of the Sociology Club, the Free
man Religion Club, the Folk
Dance Group, and the Astro-
tekton society.
Cast, Directed by Miss Maye», Presents
Second Performance of Spring Production
The Little Theater presents
the second performance of its
spring production, “The Silver
Cord,” tonight, April 20, at 8;00
p.m. in the Meredith College
The cast is led by LeGrace
Gupton, who is playing her first
college role, as Mrs. Phelps, the
possessive mother of David and
Robert, who are played by
Henry Odum and Pete Lewis
respectively. Annie Pearl Brant
ley as Hester, Robert’s fiance,
Mickey Bowen as. Christina,
David’s wife, and Faye Walker
as Delia, the maid, complete the
The famous American play
wright, Sidney Howard, au
thor of “The Silver Cord,”
is a Pulitzer prize winner.
He is noted for his social
and psychological plays. “The
Silver Cord” was first produced
in London, where Brian Aherne
starred as one of the sons. In
the play’s successful run in New
York, Laura Hope Cress, better
known as Aunt Pitty-Pat of
“Gone With the Wind,” starred
as Mrs. Phelps.
Psychological Study
“The Silver Cord” is the psy
chological study of a domineer
ing mother. Miss Judith Mayes,
director of the play, calls it “the
most noted and searching analy
sis of the psychological problem
of the possessive mother. The
role of Mrs. Phelps,” Miss Mayes
continues, “is one of the longest
and most difficult roles in dra
matic literature.” The comedy-
' drama is, according to Miss
Mayes, “basically a tragedy” al
though it is done in a “light
manner” and affords many
laughs. The play unfolds the
story of a woman, who is strug
gling to keep her two young
sons, whom she has dominated
throughout their lives, depend
ent on her. Iloth David and
Robert have made an attempt
to escape, but have failed to
realize the extent to which their
mother possesses them. As the
play develops, conflict arises be
tween the mother and the eldest
son’s wife, a scientific young
woman, who recognizes the psy
chological problem involved.
The production staff consists
of Miss Judith Mayes, director;
Ellen Westmoreland, assistant
director; Lita Mauldin, business
manager; Jean Pace, assistant
business manager; Betsy Can-
nady, production manager; Eli
nor Averre, chairman of the
lighting committee; Holly How
ard, chairman of the costumes
committee, assisted by Ann
Winslow, (Carolyn Hall, and Pat
sy Bland; Ruth Ann Simmons,
chairman of the make-up com
mittee, assisted by Elsie Wil
liams and Beth Morgan; and
Nancy Walker and Betty Jane
Hedgepeth, co-chairmen of the
property committee, assisted by
Shirley West and Joyce Cov
The set is basically the same
as the one used in “Goodbye My
Fancy,” the fall production of
the Little Theater. The stage is
furnished in authentic antiques.
Vocations Week, under the
direction of Mr. Harry K. Dor-
sett as chairman, closed today a
successful week of guidance dis
cussion groups on various occu
pations. This morning students
on the last day had a choice of
seminars on the armed serv-
ces, mathematics, psychology, or
With an aim of giving specific
information about job opportun-
ties in varied fields, the guidance
program of the week has been
sponsored by the academic de
partments of the college. Ques
tions by interested students were
There was once a little
squirrel who owned a little
nut, hut this nut he would
not share with any other little
squirrel. In fact no fellow
creature knew he owned it.
Benny, the squirrel, hid his
nut so well, deep in the heart
of a tree, that soon not even
Benny could find it.
It’s all too easy to hide a
talent or to refuse to let others
share what ability you have.
A, Meredith girl with ability
as a typist, advertisement
salesman, in art, or as a writer
will be welcomed to join as a
member of the new “Twig”
Time spent in collie can
be time wasted if one does
not find new friends and new
interest. First staff meeting
will be next Monday night
April 23, 1951.
answered and discussed by the
group speakers.
Mr. Karl S. Ferree, director
of the Ferree School of Art, held
a discussion group on Monday
in the art department; for the
seminar on education Mr. Ever-
ette Miller, assistant to the state
superintendent of public instruc
tion, was the featured speaker.
For the group discussing radio,
journalism, and television on
Monday Miss Dottie (pameron,
state society editor of the “News
and Observer,” and Mr. Warren
Barfield, a member of the pro
duction staff of WPTF, were
The music faculty was in
charge of the group discussing
music on Tuesday morning; Miss
Hazel Baity, College Librarian,
led the group seminar on library
work. In the field of home eco
nomics, Miss Brewer, Miss Han-
yen, and Mrs. Lois Livingston,
college dietitian, discussed job
Dividing the vocational as
pects in the field of religion into
four groups, the seminar on
religion featured Mr. James
Morgan, state Training Union di
rector, discussing “Religious Ed
ucation in the Church”; Miss
Pearl Johnson, discussing “Mis
sionary Work” in the second
group; Mr. Renn, discussing
“Religious Music Leadership”;
and Miss Holland, teacher of re
ligion at the Methodist Orphan
age, discussing “The Teaching of
vtetedilb College Lferan,

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view