Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
of a judicial
board at Meredith
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 13, 1961
PHIS ARE WINNERS IN SOCIETy COMPETITION
Astros, Phis Welcome New
Sisters On Decision Day
Decision Day, climaxing a hectic
rush week, began with a noisy yet
happy scene in the court early this
morning with new students announc
ing their choice of society by walk
ing through the Astro or Phi lines
In the Phi line girls in purple at
tire and in the Astro line girls in
yellow w’elcomed each new student
as she appeared wearing some color
ful evidence of the choice she had
made. Cheers and society songs re
sounded through the court until time
for breakfast when each new student
sat with the society of her choice.
At the head table sat officers and
sponsors of both societies. They in
clude: Astro president, Sandi Stan
ley; vice-president, Vickie Glenn;
secretary, Sandra Butler; treasurer,
Mary Lou Davis; sergeant-at-arms,
Peggy Fish; sponsor. Miss Betty Jean
Yeager; Phi president, Carol Parks;
vicc-president, Sylvia Cooper; secre
tary, Susan Rouzer; treasurer, Mary
Louise Allen; sergeant-at-arms, Ber-
ma Jean Davenport; sponsor, Mrs.
Chapel time produced more ex
citement when the old society mem
bers again lined up in front of Jones
Auditorium to let the freshmen pass
through the lines to enter the build
ing and sign the official tabulation
card of the society they had chosen.
After the two groups had marched
With fall beginning the concert
season resumes with a fine offering
of varied programs. The Raleigh
Concert Association opens with
Ozan Marsh, pianist, on October 16.
State College through Friends of the
College will offer the New York
Ballet Company in three perform
ances — October 23, 24, and 25.
Meredith will make its own contribu
tions to the musical agenda. Mr.
Stuart Pratt, of Meredith’s music de
partment, is giving a recital on
October 27, at 8:00 in Jones Audi
torium. Several others are being
planned by various faculty members.
Music Faculty to Attend Meeting
Several members of the music fac
ulty will attend the Inter-Depart
mental Faculty Meeting of teachers
of music and art at Mars Hill Col
lege. Representatives from tlic other
seven Baptist Colleges will attend the
Ensemble Sings for Church Group
The Meredith Ensemble, chosen
by selective auditioning, performed
it the Brotherhood of the First Bap
tist Church on October 3.
BSU To Hold Open
On Thursday, October 19, the
B. S. U. will hold its first open coun
cil meeting of the year in the Rose
Parlor. This is a new function for the
Baptist Student Union, and they will
sponsor four such meetings during
the school year.
Led by pastor advisor, Don Nis-
wonger of the First Baptist Church,
the discussions will be centered
around the ideas and concepts of
such modern thinkers and theolo>
gians as Karl Barth, Paul Tillich,
Emil Brunner, and Reinold Nie
The meetings will consist of a
short business meeting with reports
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to their seats, each singing their so
ciety song, the presidents of. the so
cieties led the student body in a short
devotional program. The climax
came when Sadie Sue Worthington,
college marshall, brought the tabula
tion card announcing the name of
the society which had gained the
largest number of new members.
Since the week of October 2-5,
vespers have been held in the small
auditorium of Jones Hall. Prior to
this time, first Brewer parlor had
been the place of worship for the
four weekly services.
Dr. Cooper and the music depart
ment are cooperating with the ves
pers committee in the change. At
tendance at vespers this year has
been unusually good, and on the first
night in the small auditorium, thirty-
seven girls were present to hear a
student from Tailand speak on her
Many plans are being made for
the future vesper services. For the
week of October 16-19, the theme
will be, “Is Jesus Christ Really
Lord?” It will be in the form of a
trial in which witnesses, both Biblical
and contemporary, will testify either
for or against the Lordship of Jesus.
The audience will serve as the jury.
There arc two girls from each
class on the committee: Carol May
and Betty Kay Rudd, freshmen;
Penny Ussery and Betty Sodeman,
sophomores; Burma Jean Davenport
and Nancy Williams, juniors; Jean
Knight and Pat Taylor, seniors. Beth
Woodall is vespers chairman.
Along with the new and the re
turning faculty members, Meredith
welcomed this fall Dr. Alice Barn
well Keith, professor of history and
government. Dr. Keith was-inter
rupted from her teaching activities
by sudden illness last spring. She is
now conducting classes in colonial
Since she received her Ph.D. from
the University of North Carolina, Dr.
Keith has engaged in a number of
activities. An accomplished author,
she has upon several occasions been
a contributor to both the North
Carolina Historical Review and the
Journal of American History, one of
the most respected periodicals of its
kind in the United States. She col
laborated with Dr. Lillian Parker
Wallace in writing the freshman
History Syllabus and has had pub
lished a two-volume work entitled the
John Gray Blount Papers.
Her interests and activities have
been confmed to teaching and writ
ing alone. She has served on the
Executive Committee of the North
Carolina Literary and Historical So
ciety; she is a past president of the
Historical Society of North Caro
lina and is the advisor to the State’s
Junior History Clubs. Dr. Keith is
often called upon to address different
organizations in Raleigh. Until Mr.
Goff, the newest member of the his
tory staff, assumed the responsibility
this year, she was the advisor to the
Meredith Student League of Women
Astro President, Sandi Stanley, and Phi President, Carol Parli. join tiands for Co-operallon Day.
For New Students
On Tuesday night, October 4, the
freshmen and transfer students were
given a fashion show by their coun
selors. The fashion show came under
the unit heading of Social Dress, and
its purpose was to promote an aware
ness of the Meredith standard which
permeates all facets of the student’s
life. Chief counselor, Ann Braswell
welcomed the students and intro
duced the unit.
Presented through a newspaper
theme, the fashions worn by the
counselors corresponded to different
pages of a newspaper. The frontpage
news was the downtown dress, whUe
the cditoral page introduced class
room fashions. The society page and
entertainment sections of the paper
had suggestions for dress on special
occasions. Fashion tips came under
the headline of u “Dear Donna Col
umn” which Donna Holloman pre
sented. Raincoats made their ap
pearance by the weather report’s
prediction of stormy weather. The
sports page presented fashion win
ners for the coming football and
basketball season. The final section
of the paper was the comic section
in which typical Beehive dress was
Classes Make Plans For
Year’s Activities In Meetings
Last Monday marked the begin
ning of a traditional week at Mere
dith—Rush Week. After weeks, of
preparation, the Phis and Astros
were ready to welcome into their
ranks the transfers as well as the
class of 1965.
Astros got the first introduction
as they entertained with a picnic at
the Hut. Afterwards the Phis took
the new students to Society Hall for
a luau complete with swaying muu-
muus and fraternity boys.
Tuesday is Astro Day
Tuesday, Astro Day, the new stu
dents were awakened sharply at 6:45
to the strains of Astro melodies. The
singing was continued throughout
the day. That evening the new stu
dents dined in elegance at the Astro
The school year 1961-62 has got
ten into full swing with meetings,
conferences, and other activities.
The Senior Class has the fullest
agenda so far with plans for their
November social, directed by Betty
Bone, with Sara Leiby in charge of
entertainment; their enthusiasm over
a new class song which was pre
sented by Pat Walston, class song
leader, on October 3; and the excite
ment over their final stunt.
Seniors Begin Work on Graduation
The Senior Class has also begun
detailed plans for commencement.
Carole Brock is working on the
commencement week-end program,
while Pat Christenbury and Mildred
Asycue have been fitting robes so
that seniors will have caps and
gowns for Founders’ Day on Novem
Between LeDhu Gillespie, vvork-
in^ on the class will and Joan Mc-
Granahan on the class prophecy, the
necessary immediate work is being
Jean Knight is working with her
committee on the class gift, while the
full senior class is preparing for the
reception on Founders’ Day.
Judy Goodwin is planning the ar-
supper club with a New York set
ting after which they-were inspired
by a pep rally. Songs and antics by
the Sigma Chi and the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternities were inspirations
in themselves. The day students also
found plenty of entertainment on
hand at the Astro day student so
cial. Tuesday night the freshman
halls rang with Astro serenades.
Plii Day is Wednesday
Wednesday dawned Phi Day and
again sleepy-eyed frosh were awak
ened by serenaders, this time in pur
ple and white, who also sang
throughout the day. That evening
they experienced another feast—
this time at the Phi supper club set
in a typical college hangout. That
evening the Phis held their tradi
tional bonfire at the hut. Then that
night on the halls, the Phis sang their
songs to the freshmen and transfers.
Socieries Join on Thursday
Thursday was Cooperation Day
between societies on which all rush
ing ceased. The two presidents spon
sored vespers together that evening.
Today the freshmen made the de
cision as to which society they would
call their own.
rangements for the annual Corn-
Huskin’ Bee on October 26.
Judy Young was elected senior
class sports chairman.
The senior class will have a call
meeting on October 17 at 6:30 at
which time Gwen Cooper and Mary
Ann Eason will discuss the finances
for extra pages of senior activities in
the annual. At the same meeting,
seniors will vole on superlatives,
class colors, and the annual dedi
Juniors Plan for Stunt
The juniors have begun (heir stunt
planning by electing Barbara Blan
chard and Brenda Corbett as co-
chairmen of the Stunt committee.
Further plans were made for the
event, and work has already begun.
Dianne Simmons was elected Sports
Chairman for the Junior Class.
Sophomores Work on Social Plans
In the sophomore class, Lewellyn
Sours is in charge of plans for the
annual Sophmore Class social. De
tails were worked out at the meeting
on October 3.
Freshmen Hold First Class Meeting
Freshman had their first class
chapel meeting, on October 3, at
which lime details for election of
class officers were announced. The
election date was set for October 12.
The Nominating Committee, com
posed of major campus loaders, met
Thursday, September 28, in Faculty
Parlor with Ann Braswell presiding.
Three faculty advisors — Mrs.
Helena W. Allen, Miss Lula M,
Leake, and Dr. Tone Kemp Knight—
were elcctcd. The committee also
voted to dissolve the position of
senior representative to the body.
As a result of this decision, the num
ber of other class representatives has
been increased from two to three,
each class having a president and
three other members on the nomi
Representatives elected from the
Junior Class are Jane Link and
Elizabeth Lawton. One other junior
will be elected at a later date. Sopho
more representatives are Peggy Fish,
Betty Godwin, and Nlckie Childrey.
The freshman representatives have
not been elected.