IN THY PATHS
In his essay, “The All-American Principal,” Published in the Janu
ary issue of North Carolina Education, Jasper L. Memory, professor of
education at Wake Forest College states:
For the all-American principal, and for the teachers wlio
work with him, 1 covet the harvest pictured in the Meredith
college Alma Mater written by the late Richard Vann.
The stanza which Mr. Memory quotes is the second:
In thy paths the fields shall blossom
And the desert shall rejoice;
In the wilderness a living fountain spring
For the blind shall see thy beauty
And the deaf shall hear thy voice
And the silent tongues
Their high hosannas sing.
We would agree with the statement that Dr. Vann’s promised influence
of Christian education upon society is to be coveted for the American
public school system. We would also add that the goal should not be
coveted for teachers and principals alone. Dr. Vann stated that spiritual
and intellectual awakening should follow in the paths of all who had
partaken of the offerings of Christian education. Teachers and principals
are indeed included, but they are not alone. While their influence is per
haps most obvious, there is none of us who will live her life in this world
and leave no imprint upon it. Such is not possible. Upon those who have
been given most, intellectually and spiritually, the greatest responsibility
for positive influence is placed. Each of us has received go^ from so
many sources, our families, teachers, and churches, that as individuals
we can never return all that has been given. We are, however, supposed
to realize that Dr. Vann's “blindness, deafness, and dumbness" do exist
in the world. Because each of us is only one, we must not say that the
task is hopeless. Our abundance is ours to employ for good, not ours to
For those of us at Meredith, Dr. Vann’s harvest is not to be coveted.
It is to be demanded. It is in the paths of Meredith graduates in particu
lar that Dr. Vann saw the intellectual and spiritual awakening of North
Carolina and ultimately, the world. If we do not intend to be bearers of
the Lux of our college seal, the combined lights of Christian faith and
knowledge, we have no right to parade as Meredith student^ or alumnae.
On the other hand, however, we must guard against becoming so
certain that we are “bearers of light” that we become selfsatisfied and
arrogant. Upon graduation, we will not be educated; we will not be per
fect Christians. Rather, our four years in a Christian college should have
made us aware of ;the depths of the Christian faith and ^e wealth of
knowledge in the world. To give to others even a small part of what has
been given to us, we must never cease to strive in the two aims of
It is a difficult task that Dr. Vann set for us. We are beset with pit
falls on either side of the path. On one side, we are tempted to say that
we have the right to be “free,” to live our own lives at all expense. On
the other side, we arc tempted to become so carried away with ourselves
as educated Christians that we are a negative influence set loose in
society. We have no more right to say, “1 am a graduate of a Christian
college, listen to me,” than we have to ignore Dr. Vann’s statement.
So, when we sing the Alma Mater, let us remember that its fulfillment
is our responsibility; but let us also remember that the best and most
learned arc also the most humble.
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DOODLE ONE: DE HORSES: SEE PAGE ONE
Doodle Two: Dormitory Guide
“Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and
Over many a quaint and curious
volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly there came a tapping
As of someone loudly rapping, rap
ping at my chamber door—”
Edgar Allan P.oe,
(So much for the cultural aspects
of this column) and so began the
evening’s round of visitors. The
campus affords many, many types
that may visit ones room, and in
order that they may be easily classi
fied, here is our own “Guide of
Type one: Happy Homework Re
Characteristics: Bright eyes, “eager
for the fray expression,” Cheer
ful voice, and arms full of books.
Purpose of visit: To show intel
lectual thirst, to make neighbor
feel like a slob for reading Mad
instead of Sienko and Plane’s
Opening remark: “Have you learned
that chart on page—?”
Reception of remark: Low growl.
Duration of visit: Time necessary
to close the door.
Type two: The Neat Tidy-Upper.
Characteristics: “Helpful” look at
dust-cloth, broom, and elbow
Purpose of visit: To help neighbors
find beauty in order.
Opening remark: “How do you ever
live in this mess?”
Reception of remark: “Are you a
Duration of visit: Time taken to
clean out room.
Type three: The Lost-in-Love.
Characteristics: See mirror.
Purpose of visit: To continue moon
ing outside of worn-out sulte-
Opening remark: "It’s a boy, 6’ 3
Reception of remark: "Yeah-”
Duration of visit: Time taken for
laryngitis to set in.
Type four: The Bashful Borrower.
Characteristics: Open hand.
Purpose of visit: See name of type.
Opening remark: “Can I borrow
Response: “You can. You did last
Reply: “Well, can I borrow the
Duration of visit: Time taken to
unearth and label boiler.
Type five: The Jolly Ho!
Characteristics: Smile, “Shining
morning face” all day.
Purpose of visit: To share that
Opening remark: “Hi!”
Reception of remark: "Hi!”
Duration of visit: Interminable.
Type six: Night Flying Coffee
Characteristics: Haunted expression
in eyes, slow smile on Ups, ability
to sleep on the floor.
Purpose of visit: To avoid o'
work at all costs.
Openiiig remarks; “Quosimodo! Let
me tell you ’bout Liza and Ras-
tus. A little sugar, please.—Ugh,
L & M’s—What’s H-E-M-O-?”
Reception of remarks: “It’s now
Duration of visit: Until breakfast
bell (at which time she rises from
These are only a few of the gems
in the “Guide.” If not mobbed by
those who take the sketches seri
ously, the Doodler may publish the
entire work, showing to all the
variety that makes a dormitory visit
a thing to be remembered.
Dr. John Moore Lewis of the
Meredith College religion depart
ment has collccted a list of “Quo
tations Worth Remembering” from
the Religious Focus Week speeches.
The Twig agrees with Dr. Lewis
on the worth of his quotations and
is thus publishing the list as points
for the student body to ponder.
Dr. Vernon Richardson:
“Maturity is not only a matter of
growing but of out-growing.”
“Christian maturity is measured
by the height of our loyalties to
• “Faith is not belief despite evi
dences but venture despite conse
‘Faith is not so much a wagging
of the head as it is a waging of the
"A te»t. of mature faith — can
anyone tell you have walked with
‘A test of faith — that in a
moral situation your character is
predictable, people know you will
be true, pure and honest”
‘You can choose your acts but
you camiot' choose the conse
Rev. Thomas Pugh:
“We are constantly aware of
being confronted by a world which
would squeeze u^ into its own mould
and make of us something strangely .
unlike the image of God in which
we were made.”
“An empty thitig is not hard to
“The world does not need more
doctrine, it does not need better
organization nor larger institutions^
The world which confronts us needs
just one thing, it needs a demonstra
tion — a demonstration of Chris
tian living far in excess of what is
generally known in our churches
and in our lives.”
“We can never live in the realm
of moral law without first accept
ing the-rcality of physical law.”
“It is not the business of religion
to make life easier but to make it
“To be vitally related to Jesus
Christ means crucifixion — the
painful death of self-sufficiency and
"Christian social action involves
an upward thrust and an outward
Rev. Warren Carr:
“To tolerate other people is
Christian, to tolerate other gods-is
“Wofshipping God in nature is
not the same as finding God in
Jesus Christ. I never heard of a
man confessing his sin after smell
ing a red rose!”
"The man who worships God on
the golf course comes home not
talking about God but about his
“I agree with Mr. Ghandi that he
was not a Christian!”.
“Christian maturity means getting
rid of the empty jars of worn-out
“There is no Christian maturity
without discovering the real nature
of the church.”
“I want to distinguish between
the church as a spiritual fellowship
and its outward institutions.”
Do not fail to register on Febru
ary 25 or 26. Every student should
be able to vote in the Spring elec
tions. If we do not vote, we will
not be represented in the various
^WEU, I OOTTA GO, JANie. I VON'T WANT
TO Be LATe FOR PRACTISE.''