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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Volume XXXIV
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 2, 1959
No. 1
SOCIETIES BEGIN ANNUAL RUSH TODAY
L. Y. Ballentine, Mrs. Allen Named
Heads of Expansion Program
Recently an announcement of
the leaders for the Meredith Col
lege expansion program named
the Honorable L. Y. Ballentine,
North Carolina Commissioner of
Agriculture, as chairman of the pro
gram. A Meredith graduate, Mrs.
J, Leroy Allen (’22) of Ralei^
has accepted the vice-chairmanship.
New Buildings Planned
Mr. Robert G. Deyton, vice-
president and director of public re-
lalions for the coUe^, will work
with the chairmen toward fulfill
ment of the expansion pdans, which
include a new library, gymnasium,
infirmary, student activities build
ing, outdoor theatre, and a dormi
tory. These additions are designed
to improve Meredith’s services and
to provide for a larger student
body. The Baptist State Convention
recently recommended that Mere
dith increase its student body to
approximately 1,000 students. In
addition to the proposed buildings
the program includes p4ans for an
increased, endowment for the col
lege.
The campaign drive was launched
in thirty piedmont counties; and
during the past several weeks drives
for funds have been begun in sev>
eral other areas of North Carolina.
Eventually the program will extend
throughout the state. A goal of $5,-
600,000 has been set for the entire
drive, due to be completed in six or
seven years. Since the college can re
quest money from the convention
only for operating expenses, the ex
pansion program must be financed
solely from donations to the cam
paign.
HONORARIES TAP NEW MEMBERS
Silver Shield
Betsy Moore, Suzanne Hunter
and Lois Hai^ were “tapped” into
membership in the Silver Shield at
the Society Night program. Betsy,
a history major from Roanoke Rap
ids, is president of the senior class.
She is a member of the leadership
council, the social standards com
mittee, and the Student League of
Women Voters. Betsy has served as
first vice - president of Faircloth,
secretary - treasurer of I.R.C., sec
retary of the Philaretian Society,
and a freshman counselor.
Suzanne, a history major from
Salisbury, is vice-president of the
Student Government Association.
She is a member of the English
club and of the dance club. Suzanne
has been third vice - president of
Faircloth, secretary of the Student
League of Women Voters, secretary
of the nominating committee, and
president of the sophomore class.
Lois is a religion major from Ra
leigh. She is president of Kappa Nu
Sigma, a transfer counselor, and as
sociate editor of The Twig. Lois is
a student assistant in the religion
office and a member of the mathe
matics and religion clubs. She has
served as treasurer of the Student
Government Association, a fresh
man counselor, an election judge,
and sergeant - at - arms of the
Astrotekton Society.
Two associate members, Mary
Ann Brown and Judy McLamb,
were recognized into full member
ship.
Kappa Nu Sigma
Four seniors — Rachel Watkins,
Barbara Smith, Patricia Harris, Joy
Goldsmith — were recognized So
ciety Night as new members of
Kappa Nu Sigma on the basis of
their scholastic records. Rachel, a
day student from Ralei^, is a
business major. She is a member of
the business club.
Barbara Smith, an organ major
from Charlotte, has been the presi
dent of Sigma Alpha Iota for two
years. She has been secretary of
the German club, secretary of the
chorus, and vice-president of YWA
Barbara is also a member of the
ensemble,
Patricia Harris, a mathematics
major from Fayetteville, is vice-
president of the mathematics club
She has served as treasurer of that
club and of Sigma Pi Alpha.
Joy Goldsmith is a religion ma
jor from High Point. ,She is presi
dent of the mathematics club, a
member of the BSU executive coun
cil, the religion club, and the staff
of The Twig. Joy has been secre
tary of the mathematics club.
Two associate members, Mary
Ann Brown and Lois Haigh, were
recognized into full membership at
this time.
Society presidents Helen Booe and WiUle Dee McKcel take time out in the midst
of rush plaoniog to puse with their mascots Billy Astro and Milton.
‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’
WILL BE STAGED BY PLAYHOUSE
“All the world’s a stage” again
as the Meredith players present
their fall production, Shakespeare’s
A Midsummer Night's Dream, on
Friday and Saturday nights, Novem
ber 6 and 7, at 8:00 p.m. in Jones
Auditorium. Miss Peg Gorsage, di
rector, has announced the following
cast:
Quince, Ann Peters; Snug, Bettie
Page Herbert; Bottom, Lillian
Brandon; Flute, Anne Arnold;
Snout, Martlia Biles; Starveling,
Zelma Greene; Hippolyta, Suzanne
Hunter; Hermia, Jean Ratchford,
Helena, Sarah Helms; Titania, Faye
Corbett; Puck, Mary Carol War
wick; First Fairy, Susan Sanderlin;
Peaseblossom, Betty Lou Kennedy;
Cobweb, Betty Jean Edwards;
Moth, June Leonard; Mustardseed,
Kathryn Rowland; Fairies and
Elves, Edna Faye Faircloth, Bar
bara Lynne Stewart, Betty Lou Tay
lor, Jane Wagoner; Court Attend
ants, Lelia Davenport, Emily Dunn,
Cauilnc Howell, Pauline Howell,
Mary Jo McDonald, Ann Rackley,
Jo Robinson.
Production committees have not
yet been appointed; and all students
interested in taking part are urged
to sign a sheet which will be posted
on the post office bulletin board.
Summer Improvements
Noted On Campus
During the summer several
changes took place on the Meredith
campus in connection with the
general expansion and improve
ment program.
The new science building—named
Hunter Hall in honor of the late
Dr. J. Rufus Hunter who, with
i his wife, left a considerable sum of
money to be used for such a build
ing — was opened for classes. It
will be formally dedicated later in
the semester. ,
The home management house,
given to Meredith by Mr. Talcott W.
Brewer of Raleigh, has been under
construction since late spring and is
scheduled to be completed by No
vember 15.
The riding ring, previously in the
space now occupied by the Hunter
Hall parking area, was moved. A
permanent ring is planned, but for
the present riding classes are using
a temporary ring near the stables.
{Continued on page six)
Miss Lillie Grandy
Bequeaths Scholarships
During the summer Dr. Carlyle
Campbell announced that Meredith
College had received a check for
$52,580 from the estate of the late
Miss Lillie Grandy of Elizabeth
City. According to an executrix of
the estate additional funds will later
be received by the college for
the scholarships granted in Miss
Grandy’s will.
Before her death Miss Grandy
also gave Meredith several pieces
of Early American furniture, now
being used in the alumnae house.
Other pieces from her collection are
left to the college in her will, which
has not at this time been completely
settled.
Miss Gnmdy Frequent Visitor
Miss Grandy, a graduate of Hol
lins College, received her masters
degree from Cornell University.
Later she was a member of the
(Continued on page five)
Record Enrollment
Re/torted By Registrar
A record enrollment of 706 stu
dents has been announced by Mrs.
Vera Tart Marsh, collegc registrar.
The total of regular students in
cludes 94 non-resident students,
with 569 girls living on campus.
428 Returning Students
43 Transfer Students
192 Freshmen Students
663 Total Regular Students
43 Spccial Students
706 Grand Total
WOODROW WILSON
FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED
The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation announces
its 1959-1960 program of 1,000 fel
lowships in the humanities, and in
the social and natural sciences, to
encourage undergraduates now in
their senior year to undertake
graduate work in order to enter the
college teaching profession.
Tuition, Allowances Given
Students who receive a Woodrow
Wilson National Fellowship will be
paid $1,500 plus tuition and de
pendency allowances for a year of
graduate study at a university of
their choice in the United States or
Canada. Students being detached
from the armed forccs before Sep
tember 1960 are also eligible. Fel
lowships will be held over for those
who must perform military duty be
fore entering graduate school.
Faculty Nomination Necessary
Candidates may not file applica
tions directly, but will be sent ap
plication forms after personal nomi
nation by a member of the faculty.
Any student expecting to graduate
in the .spring of 1960 may learn
more of the details of this fellow
ship by consulting the departmental
chairman in his major field, or the
local representative of the foun
dation, Dean Peacock.
A student may request any mem
ber of the faculty to nominate him;
or else a member of the faculty
who is familiar with the student’s
work and intere&j in college teach
ing may write a recommendation
on his own initiative directly to the
regional chairman, Professor Rich
ard Bardolph, Woman’s College of
the University of North Carolina,
Box 5095, Greensboro, North Caro
lina.
Octobcr Deadline Set
The deadline for receiving nomi
nations for the 1960 fellowships is
October 31, 1959. Application
blanks will be mailed directly to
the student on receipt of a faculty
nomination. Only students who
have a sincere interest in entering
collegc teaching, whose records arc
superior, and who will do graduate
work in the humanities or the social
or natural sciences, should request
nomination. The program does not
award fellowships for graduate work
in law, medicine, education, business
administration, or engineering.
DECISION DAY
TO BE THURSDAY
Excitement is rising as the two
campus societies make enthusiastic
preparations for the most rushed
week of the college year — Rush
Week. Philaretian president, Willie
Dee McKeel, and Helen Booe,
Astrotekton president, are busily
completing arrangements for the
functions to be sponsored sepa-
jrately and jointly by the two so
cieties.
Rush activities will begin today,
October 2, with the Astro picnic,
complete with entertainment and
group singing. Following the picnic,
the Phis will entertain, with a carni
val in society hall. Besides the usu^
attractions of a carnival, fraternity
boys will be guest entertainers.
Astros Rush Monday
Monday, October 5, will be of
ficial Astro Day. The day will begin
with morning serenades to pro
spective new member. Monday af
ternoon the Astros will be hostesses
at a coke party for the day students
and transfers. In the dining hall on
Monday evening, the Astros will en
tertain the entire student body at
a “Supper Club.” Later in the eve
ning, a pep rally will be held in
the gymnasium. As guests at the
pep rally, the Astros have invited
fraternity boys and cheerleaders
from Carolina. Following hall sere
nades to all new students and the
issuing of special invitations to be
come an Astro, the society will end
its day of rushing by burning Astro
stars in the court.
Serenade Begins Phi Day
On Tuesday, the Phis will begin
their rush with early serenades in
the court. An ice cream party for
the day students is scheduled in the
hut for Tuesday afternoon. At 6:00
that evening, the Phis continue
their activities with a program of
cniertainmenl in the dining hall.
Later Tuesday night, the Phis will
sponsor another event — a bonfire
at the hut. Phi rushing will close
with a candle serenade in the court
and later in the dormitory halls.
“Co-op Day” Added to Rush
^hedule
Wednesday, October 7, has been
named “Co-op Day” by the two
societies. On this day, there will be
no rushing by either society. How
ever, on Wednesday evening there
will be a new rush activity in the
form of a joint function given by
the Phis and Astros. By this func
tion the two societies are showing
the new students that while each
society has its own ideals, there is
co-operation between them.
Next is Decision Day. Having wh-
nessed with excitement the festivi
ties of rush, and having been in
troduced to such important figures
as Milton, the Phi bear, and Billy
Astro, the new students must now
decide — Astro or Phi for me?
The new students make public their
decision by dressing in the chosen
society’s colors and walking to
breakfast through either the Astro
or the Phi line. Girls in yellow will
be welcomed by the Astros, while
the Phis welcome the girls in purple.
At chapel time, in front of the
auditorium, the two societies once
again fornt their two lines. An of
ficial count will then reveal the win
ner of Decision Day.
TRUSTEES MEET
The annual fall meeting of the
Meredith C»llet*e Board of Trus*
fees was h,cld at the college on
I'uesday, September 29.
    

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