TO THE EDITOR
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., NOVEMBER 30, 1962
Silver Shield Taps Juniors
As Associate Members
Silver Shield, an honorary organi
zation for girls possessing outstand
ing qualities of leadership, Christian
character, service, and scholarship,
tapped Sue Ennis and Frieda Farmer
as associate members on Novem
ber 20, 1962.
Sue Ennis, junior from Dunn,
North Carolina, has been active in
Student Government and in the
Athletic Association. She has served
on the Nominating Committee and
has been a freshman counselor. At
present she is treasurer of the Stu
dent Government and a member of
the Colton English Club.
Frieda Farmer, junior from
Lynchburg, Virginia, has worked
with the B.S.U. and with Student
Government. Last year she was
B.S.U. social chairman and Y.W.A.
mission study chairman. At present
Frieda is secretary of Student Gov
ernment and a member of the Col
ton English Club and the French
At the tapping chapei service,
Mrs. Jim Reid, a Meredith gradu
ate. was guest speaker. In her talk
entitled “The E’s of Leadership,”
Mrs. Reid pointed out that all
Meredith graduates are potential
leaders. Mrs. Reid emphasized the
fact that although some lead with
ease, true leadership can be fully
realized through effort, enthusiasm,
The full members of Silver Shield
are Dianne Simmons, Harriet Riv
ers, Mary Francis Carver, Jane
Link, and Velma McGee.
Dr. White, Duke Professor,
To Lead B.S.U. Forum
On December 5 in 103 Joyner
Hall, Dr. W. D. White will conduct
the B.S.U. forum on the topic
“Modern Literature—An Index to
Culture.” Dr. White will also ad
dress the student body at morning
chapel. At 4:00 p.m. in the hut, he
will lead a book review discussion
of The Power and the Glory by
From Marshall, Texas
Dr. White, who was a discussion
leader at Religious Emphasis Week
last spring, is originally from Mar
shall, Texas. Receiving his B.A.
and M.A. degrees from Baylor Uni
versity in English literature with a
minor in German literature. Dr.
White went on to study at the Uni
versity of Texas. There he received
an M.A. and a Ph.D. Later he earned
his masters in the history of Christi
anity from Princeton University.
For several years, Dr. White was
Browning Professor of English at
Baylor and assistant professor of
English at St. Olaf College in North-
field, Minnesota. At the present
time he is assistant professor of re
ligion at Duke University.
Traveled in Europe
Dr. White, who has traveled ex
tensively in Western Europe and
Mexico, is married and the father
of two children, Brenda Joyce and
Jonathan Paul. Tennis and biking
are chief among his hobbies.
No Miss Meredith
Election Stirs Controversy
The controversy over the election
of the senior superlatives remains
unsettled. On November 20, the
senior class held a call meeting for
the purpose of electing superlatives.
However, this meeting was very
sparsely attended (fifty-seven to be
gin with, but the number dwindled
to approximately thirty (and there
fore, some disagreement arose as to
the validity of the election.
Upon returning from Thanksgiv
ing holidays, a petition, which asked
that seniors who felt another election
should be held, was circulated among
the class members. This petition was
begun by a group of seniors, headed
by Sandra Fisher, who felt that the
election should include the opinion
English Office Has
Variety of Records
From the English office one may
check out a rewarding source of
relaxation from papers, labs, and
tests in the form of forty-three re
cordings ranging from the works of
Geoffrey Chaucer to those of Rob
ert Frost. Recorded in Early Eng
lish Poetry are excerpts from “The
Seafarer,” Beowulf, and Chaucer’s
“Wife of Bath’s Tale.” The English
and Scottish Pop-ular Ballads are
- supplemented with Highland Pipes,
a recording of the pipes and drums
of the Scot guards. Others are the
moral play Everyman, Christopher
Marlowe’s The Tragical History of
the Life and Death of Doctor Faus-
tus, narrations of poetry from Chau
cer to Browning by Mark Van
Doren, and An Evening with Wil
liam Shakespeare on which there
are acts from Hamlet, the Merchant
of Venice, Henry V, King Richard II.
Twelfth Night, and Macbeth. In ad
dition, there are Seven Sonnets of
Michelangelo and an anthology of
the Scottish verse of Robert Burns.
The Poetry of Browning features
“Fra Lippo Lippi” and “Andrea
Del Sarto” read by James Mason,
who puts himself especially well
into the character of the honest
monk - artist. Fra Lippo Lippi.
Among the others are selections
from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of
Grass and the poetry of William
Butler Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Rob
ert Frost reads his own “Mending
As the Christmas season ap
proaches, your whole suite may en
joy Charles Dickens’s Christmas
Carol, with carols sung in the back
ground, and “Mr. Pickwicks Christ
mas,” appropriately narrated by the
English actor Charles Laughton. To
check out records, sign your name
and the date on the back of the
cards in top drawer of the desk un-,
der the dictionary. '
Once Upon a War" Captures Honors
As Class of 1963 Wins Coveted Cup
The class of ’63 walked away
with the honors Stunt night with
their presentation of “Once Upon
a War.” They not only walked away
with first place, but they won the
cup, which has not been won by
any class since 1942. The class of
’50 won first place twice in a row,
entitling them to keep the cup, but
for some unknown reason they did
not do so. Second place went to
the class of 1965.
Stunt night, an unbroken tradi
tion at Meredith, was begun March
6, 1915. Sponsored by the Athletic
Association, it was “instituted to
foster class spirit.” As early as 1922,
it is known that the senior class
won the cup and continued to win
until 1927. It was the general feel
ing of the students that the senior
class would win regardless of the
merit of the stunts presented, but
in 1927, the junior class broke this
In 1935, Palio, a parade of cos
tumes by classes, was begun. This
event came in the afternoon with
Stunt following in the evening. The
student body of 1951-52 voted to
discontinue this phase of the annual
Between the year 1935-40, there
was no limit to the money which
could be used for stunt and no limit
to the length of the presentations.
The plays became expensive and
elaborate; and as a result, the
Athletic Association placed limita
tions on expenses. At present each
class is allotted sixty dollars. There
is also a stipulation concerning the
presentation of take-offs on indi
viduals, musical comedies, and
Judges have always been special
guests at Stunt night. This year Dr.
Wallace, past head of our history
department, Dr. Lemmon, present
head of the history department.
Dr. Johnson, present head of Eng
lish department, and Mrs. Edward
Kiley, president of the Raleigh
Childrens’ Theater, served as judges.
The juniors entertain Stunt audience with tlicir comedy entitled “Once Upon a Wa
of more seniors than were present at
the meeting. According to Miss
Fisher, the group is not petitioning
against those who were elected, but
against the method by which they
were elected. At the present time
fifty-eight seniors, which is not half
of the class, have signed the petition.
Those elected at this meeting were
as follows: “Most Intellectual,”
Velma McGee; “Friendliest,” Har
riett Rivers; “Most Attractive,” Ann
Barnhardt; “Most Versatile,” Nancy
Jones; “Wittiest,” Brenda Bunn;
“Cutest,” Joan Strickland; “Best All
Around Dorm Student,” Jane Link;
and “Most Athletic,” Kappie Weede.
The May Court representatives
elected at this meeting were Beverlye
Huff and Annette McFall. The elec
tion of the “Best All Around Town
Student” is to be elected at a later
date when more day students can be
Since the class felt that the “Best
All Around Dorm Student” and the
“Best All Around Town Student” in
cluded all the qualities of a "Miss
Meredith,” they voted to omit this
tilte in the 1962-63 Oak Leaves.
Another call meeting of the senior
class will be held in the near future
at which time an announcement will
be made as to whether there will be
another election or if the present
election will stand.
Br. Poarcy to Give
Tonight, November 30, at 7
o’clock in 103 Joyner Hall, Dr.
Henri R. Pearcy will present the
last in a series of three lectures on
Utopias. The topic for this final
Iccture is entitled “Later Utopias,
Especially Those Which Have In
fluenced the United States.”
The two lectures which led up to
this one were entitled “Utopias in
Ancient Longing-Both Jewish and
Pagan” and “The Development of
Utopias in the Middle Ages from
the Christian Outlook.”
Immediately following the lec
ture, a reception will be given by
the history department. All who at
tend the lecture are invited to stay
LIBRARY RECEIVES BOOKS
Books have been given to the
library in honor of two Meredith
professors who retired last year.
Imperial Peking by Lin Yutang
was given by Betty Smith, class
of 1956, in honor of Dr. Wallace.
Colonial Virginia by Richard L.
Morton was given by Catherine
Atkins, class of 1956, in honor of
1 Honor Week begins at St,
Mary’s with a series of chapel
programs and an investigation
into the full meaning of
2 The State College Union will
sponsor its annual Christmas
Decorating Party beginning at
4 St. Augustine’s President Boyen
will speak at a chapel program
at 8 p.m.
Free tickets will be available in
the main lobby of the College
Union for State students and
their dates for the Raleigh Little
Theatre production, December
3-9 from 4-5 o’clock.
7 At 9:30 a.m. a white elephant
sale will begin at St. Mary’s.
This sale is sponsored by the
junior class and all profit will
be donated to the school.
8 Basketball — State vs Wake
Forest at 8 o’clock in Reynolds
9 “The World of the Flesh and
the Devil” will be shown at St.
Augustine College at 6 p.m.
11 State’s Annual Christmas Con
cert will be presented by the
Symphony Band and Men’s
Glee Club at 8 p.m. in Reyn
The Music Department of St.
Augustine College will present
its annual Christmas concert.
16 The Peace College Student
Christian Association will pre
sent a Christmas program.
18 St, Mary’s Glee Club will pre
sent its Christmas concert.
The English Department of St.
Augustine College will sponsor
a chapel program at 8 p.m. with
Dr. Ann Tolliver speaking.
Peace College—Christmas carol
ing, party, and open house
at the home of Dr. Presley,
President. 4:00 choir Christmas
program 6:00 Christmas dinner
and program with Santa Claus
presenting gifts to the kitchen