REGISTRATION FEBRUARY 25-26 THE TWIG Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College REGISTER AND VOTE Volume XXXIII MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FEBRUARY 20, 1959 No. 5 Meredith Receives Federal Grant Mereditli Participates in minois Project Jam Humphreys, Dr. Wallace, Dr. Yarborough, Bechy Surlea. Soil Will Be Sent to Ulinois Wesleyan TWENTY SENIORS FINISH IN JANUARY Twenty Meredith seniors finished their college course at the end of first semester. Those who completed work at mid-year are: Mary Dean Baucom from Oxford, Eunice Beal from Nashville, Bobbie Conley Car penter from Nantahala, Elaine Bur leson Qarke from Morganton, Carolyn Cooper from Bethel, Nancy Craig from Lincolntpn, Marie Croom from Knightdale^ Mary Lou Davis from Cheraw, ^uth Caro lina; Emily Dean from Wendell, Barbara Early from Avondale, Frances Fowler from Cacoleen, Ethyleen Hobbs from Raleigh^ Jean Strole Holland from Chadboum, Kay Johnson from Clinton, Jean Letellier from Marion, Peggy Daniel Looney from Spring Hope, Kath erine Renfrew from Jacksonville, Mozell Wadsworth from Wake For est, and Linda Smith Wall from Morganton. The twenty seniors will return to the college graduation week-end, May 29 through June 1. At that time they will receive their diplomas with the other members of the class of 1959. Meredith College has replied to a request from Illinois ^Yesleyan University in Bloomington, Illi nois. Illinois Wesleyan has- asked .that soil be sent from all the world’s college sites to its campus. The soil will be used for the planting of an international fir tree. The planting of the international tree will repre sent the co-planting of all educa tional forces throughout the world. Meredith College, in its reply to the Illinois request, is sending soil from the grounds of the new science building, Hunter Hall. Thus Mere dith will have a part in the Illinois Wesleyan symbol of international educational unity. STUDENT MISSION CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED Wake Forest — Meredith stu dents who are interested in world missions have been invited to attend the second annual Student Missions Conference, scheduled for March 6-8, at Southeastern Baptist Theo logical Seminary. Dr. Baker James Cauthen, execu tive secretary, of the Foreign Mis sion Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the featured speaker for the conference. Other program personalities will be Dr. E. Luther Copeland, professor of missions at Southeastern Seminary and former missionary to Japan; Dr. L. O. Griffith, promotion chair man for the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; and the Rev. Judson Lennon^ mis sionary to Thailand. , The program will include inspira tional messages, conferences with recently returned missionaries from various fields, panel discussions and special films. Interested students from the Southeast may contact their college Baptist Student Union director or write to Maurice Briggs, general chairman for the 1959 Student Mis sions Conference at Southeast ern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N. C. PHM BETA KAPPA COLLECTS BOOKS The Wake County chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is collecting books to be shipped to universities in the Far East. The chapter has asked, that the Meredith College library, faculty, administration and student body do nate books which are suitable. for college use. Dr. Mary Yarborough, head of the Meredith College chemistry department, will be in charge of the drive on the Meredith campus. Books should be taken to the science building. The last Phi Beta Kappa book shipment was to Korean univer sities. The books collected now will probably be sent to the Philippines. MEREDITH WAS MAJOR FORCE AT AAUW BANQUET Meredith College was repre sented in considerable force at the golden anniversary celebration of the Raleigh chapter of the American Association of University Women. Miss Mae Grimmer, sec retary of the Meredith College alumnae association, is president of the Raleigh branch of the AAUW. Df. Leslie Syron, head of the soci ology department, is state AAUW president. Dr. Mary Lynch John son, head of the department of English, spoke at the anniversary banquet on the history and accom plishments of the Raleigh AAUW chaptcr. Miss Ellen Brewer, head of the Meredith College home eco nomics department was chairman of the golden anniversary celebration committee. MEREDITH STABLES RECEIVE GIFT Two weeks ago, the Meredith College stables received a gift of three new horses. The horses were given to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Trent Ragland and their daughter, Anna Wood Ragland, of Raleigh. The smallest of the three horses is a ten-year-old, grey Welsh pony. The pony, Flashli^t, has been shown frequently and is quite docile. The other two horses given by the Raglands are registered, seven- year-old Tennessee Walkers. One is a dark chestnut mare named My Mistake or “Missyl” The other Ten nessee Walker is a bay gelding named Paradise Peacock. Both horses have white markings. Dr. Robert Rupen Will Speak Dr. Robert Rupen, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, will speak to the combined Far Eastern history classes of Stale an-J Meredith at seven o’clock on Tuesday, Febru ary 24, in Joyner Auditorium. Dr. Rupen, who has recently returned from an extended trip to Mongolia and Siberia, will speak about the Russian regime in central Asia. Fol lowing Dr. Rupen’s talk, there wiH be a period for the students to ask questions and meet Dr. Rupen. The Meredith and State Far East ern history classes are taught by Dr. Lillian Parker Wallace and Dr. Bur ton Beers respectively. Students who arc not members of either class but who wish to attend the meeting may do so by applying to Dr. Wal lace or Dr. Beers fiu' an invitation. BETTY LOU HOYLE IS NEW BSU PRESIDENT Betty Lou Hoyle Betty Lou Hoyle of Henderson has been elected president of the Meredith College Baptist Student Union. Jean Strole Holland, elected to the office in the elections of last Spring, finished her course at mid year. ’ Betty Lou, an elemental^ edu cation major, is also president of Meredith Holds Focus Week Two Major Speakers “Toward Christian Maturity” was the theme of the 1959 Religious Emphasis Week observed at Mere dith February 9-13. Main speakers for the week were Rev. Thomas E. PjLigh, pastor of the Williamsburg, Virginia, Baptist Church, and Dr. Vernon B. Richardson, pastor of the Union Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Pugh led the Morn ing Watch services and the Monday morning worship; Dr. Richardson led the Morning Worship for the rest of the week. The Meredith Col lege Chorus, directed by Miss Beatrice Donley and accompanied by Margaret Hurst, furnished spe cial music for these morning serv ices. Everting Seminvrs On Monday through Thursday evenings a scries of seminars were held, with each of the speakers lead ing discussions on different aspects of Christian maturity: Dr. Richard son, “Maturity in Missionary Re sponsibility”; Rev. Pugh, “Maturity in Social Application”; Rev. Bill Smith, chaplain to Baptist students at Duke, “Maturity in College Life and Personal Ethics”; Rev. Warren Carr, from the Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, “Maturity in Personal Life.” Evening Watch was held every evening on each liall. This discus sion, led by a student, was sched uled to give an opportunity for the sharing of questions or insights which had b^n presetted during the day. Judy McLamb Chairman Judy McLamb served* as Reli gious Emphasis Week Chairman. Her committee heads were as follows: seminars, Helen White; entertainment, Betty Galloway; fi nance, Pat Wooten; program, Char lene Fox; books, Katherine Rice; personal conferences, Betsy Moore; schedule, Joy Goldsmith; worship, Sylvia Beaver; publicity, Ann Stal lings; music,. Barbara Armstrong. Plans for Spring Elections Begin The Meredith College nominating committee, composed of the major officers on campus, has begun work on the annual Spring elections. The committee held a preparation meet ing on February 5. On February 24 a talk on citizenship will be given in chapel. At this time, straw bal lots will be distributed, giving the entire student body an opportunity to nominate people for the major campus offices. Registration for voting will be held on February 25 and 26 in Johnson Hall. All stu dents are urged to register as no one may vote who has not regis tered. People running on the first slate will be introduced in chapel on Thursday, March 5, and first slate elections will be on Friday, March 6. Members of the nominat ing committee should have their suggestions for people for offices turned in to Joyce Hargrove by Wednesday, February 25. the Future Teachers of America. She has served on the executive council of the BSU and is a mem ber of the, Astrotekton literary so ciety. CoIIeeeWill Handle Funds $3,637.79^ Available' Through a federal aid program, a total of $3,637.78 iis available this semester to assist promising students to continue their education. The National Student Loian Program is part of the National t>efense Act of 1958. Six million dollar's have bwn appropriated for this purpose. Un der the program, Nbrth Carolina is allotted $138,216, and of tliis allot ment, Meredith receives $3,274 to which the college mtist add one- ninth. The coQege is to act as liaison between the federal government and the students. Special Provfsion for Tbose Who Teach The program applies to needy students in any field, alchou^ it i& stated: “Special consideration shall be given to students with superior academic backgrownd who express desire to teach in elementary or secondary schools and students whose academic background indi cates a superior capacity or prepa ration in science, mathematics, engineering, or modem foreign lan guage.” The loan is based upon need as well as upon satisfactory academic work. The interest on the loans is three per cent per year. Interest does not begin to accumulate until one year after the borrower ceases to be a full-time student, i^so, one can use as long as ten years to repay the loan, the act further states: “The loan and interest there on of any borrower who serves as full time teacher in a public ele mentary or secondary school shall cancelled up to a maximum of fifty per ccnt of the amount of the loan and interest thereon which was unjjaid on the first day of such serv ice.” In effect, this provision amounts to a scholarship of one- half of the total loan of a borrower who completes five years of the re quired service as a public school teacher. Loans Available for Fourth Quarter Payments Anyone interested in discussing the federal aid program with Mr. Belcher is urged to do so, especially in connection with fourth quarter payments. The amounts of the loans will depend upon individual need. Concerning next Fallj Mr. Belcher says that it is anticipated that the college will have a much larger sum to administer for the schoo? year, 1959-1960. Students desiring to make ^plication for next year should CO so before the end of the present school year. Student Body Votes ForJnie Change The Meredith student body in open student government meeting on Thursday, February 5, approved a change in ,fte college rule con cerning Meredith jurisdiction. Under the new rule, students are under college jurisdiction only so long as they are within a thirty-five mile radius of Raleigh. Previously, a stu dent remained under college juris diction anywhere If she had not first gone home. The college, however,’ with the new rule in effect, reserves the right to reprimand a student for misconduct, wherever she may-be.