North Carolina Newspapers

Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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