Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C, DECEMBER 16, 1965
Exchange Program Begins
With State-Meredifb Talks
Twenty-two boys from North
Carolina State University and about
thirty girls from Meredith met Tues
day, December 7, 1965, for supper
and a discussion of “James Bond,
the Ideal Male.” The exchange pro
gram was instigated by the N.C.S.U.
Better Relations Committee, who
expressed the need for better re
lations between the two schools.
The legislative board of Meredith
studied the proposal and work^
with the State committee to carry
Following supper in the dining
hall, the students met in Johnson
Hall parlors. There Mr. Henry Cof
fer, Meredith religion professor well-
informed in contemporary literature,
opened the discussion of the James
Bond image. Three smaller groups
then formed to exchange ideas on
The participants from both schools
agreed that this experiment was a
success and expressed desires for
continuation. The organizing com
mittees will meet December 13 to
evaluate the co-operative program
in hopes of continuing it.
AAUW Is Represented
On Committee by Syron
For the tenth consecutive year.
Dr. Leslie Syron, head of Mere
dith’s sociology department, has
represented the American Associa
tion of University Women on the
Child Welfare Advisory Committee.
This committee is composed of both
welfare professionals and represen
tatives from about twenty state-wide
organizations such as the Senior and
Junior Women’s Clubs.
This committee, whose history
began several decades ago, meets
twice yearly in Raleigh. The final
meeting for 1965 was held Friday,
December 3. At this meeting, such
topics as the relationship between
child-caring institutions and public
welfare departments, the needed
legislation concerning child welfare,
and the necessity for a better inter
pretation of the child welfare pro
gram were discussed. From this
meeting, ideas and information will
be shared with the public and the
State Legislative Council, the latter
being an action group with a paid
lobbyist for the state assembly. This
group is pushing for the 1967 ses
sion for improvements of adoption
laws, for required licensing of day
nurseries, and for the protection of
privacy of death and birth certifi
cates. These two committees, one
advisory and the other actionary, in
sure continued interest and prog
ress in the realm of child welfare.
Meredith may well be proud of Dr.
Syron, who, as a past president of
the SLC, is now on that board of
directors and is also a representa
tive to the Child Welfare Advisory
Confer in Virginia
“Have history department, will
travel.” This phrase could well have
been the motto of four of Meredith’s
history professors, who traveled to
Richmond, Virginia on November
18. Dr. Lemmon, Dr. Gates, and
Dr. and Mrs. Grubbs all attended
the 31st annual meeting of the
Southern Historical Association. At
this meeting, each professor chose
one of the following panel discus
sions to attend: “French Social
ism in the Twentieth Century,”
“Neo-Popularism in the Southwest,”
“Quantatative Studies in Recent
American Political History,” apd
“Southern Economical History.”
Other events of the meeting were
college reunions and informative
book exhibits; but the highlight of
the trip, according to Dr. Lemmon,
was the excursion to colonial Wil
Christmas Banquet to Be Held Friday Night
Mrs. Holler, Mrs. Rice, and Mrs. Booth put the llnbhing touches on a Christmas
tree in preparation for (he Christmas banquet.
Visiting Physiologist Will
Present Research Seminar
On January 5-8, Dr. Robert Di-
Luzio, a physiologist at the Univer
sity of Tennessee, will be on the
Meredith campus. Dr. DiLusdo’s
visit is sponsored by the American
Physiological Society’s Visiting Sci
Dr. DiLuzio will work especially
with Mr. James Eads and his physi
ology class, but he will also devote
time to discussing professions and
graduate studies in biology fields
with all majors in the department.
He has agreed to present a research
seminar to the Barber Science Club
on the topic “a consideration of the
physiopathology of the reticuloendo
thelial system.” In other words, his
topic deals with the activities car
ried on inside body cells.
At the University of Tennessee,
Dr. DiLuzio is chairman of the de
partment of physiology and bio
physics, although he is only 39 years
Seniors, Juniors Victorious In Stunt Night
The Meredith Recreation Associ
ation celebrated its annual Stunt
night, Friday, December 3, 1965.
The event began with a steak din
ner in the cafeteria and was fol-
lowed by the presentation of
original skit by each class.
At the dinner Dr. Campbell gave
the blessing. Judy Hamrick, presi
dent of the MRA, introduced Mrs.
A scene from the winning senior stunt shows the king being carried by his guards,
talking with Charlie Eager.
Jay Massey, sponsor of the MRA,
the officers of the organization, fac
ulty guests, and several past presi
dents. It was announced that 1965
was the fiftieth year of Stunt. Mimi
Holt and Julie Miller toasted the
anniversary dinner with a poem.
Kay Lambeth provided the enter
tainment with a jazz dance to the
music of “Goldfinger.”
Afterward, the stunts were per
formed. The prize was given to the
senior class for the best stunt. Sec
ond place was awarded to the junior
The freshman skit, entitled “The
Saloon Must Go,” was based on the
Temperance Society’s fight against
sin. In seeking to reform immorality
and drunkenness, the society was
overcome by these vices. Ruth Ann
Walters was freshman Stunt chair-
The sophomore skit under the
direction of Patsy Burks was en
titled “Prudence Meets the Family.”
The scene was a graveyard in the
South. All of the characters ex
cept Prudence were ghosts.
old. He obtained his B.S. at the
University of Scranton in 1950 and
his Ph.D. at the University of Ten
nessee at Memphis in 1954. Several
awards have been presented to Dr.
DiLuzio for his work in several
areas of physiology. He has done
research on the body’s use of fat
substances, on the reticuloendo
thelial system, and on liver injuries.
Dr. DiLuzio is listed as a consul
tant for the Tennessee Advisory
Committee on Atomic Energy and
the Scientific Advisory Committee
of National Council on Alcoholism.
This year he became president of
the Reticuloendothelial Society for
a two-year period.
The biology department is eagerly
awaiting the visit of this professor.
The physiology class chose Dr. Di
Luzio from a list of four professors
in the Visiting Scientist Program who
might have been able to come to
the Meredith campus. Fortunately,
Dr. DiLuzio was able to accept our
invitation and spend several days
at Meredith as a consultant and
Often it is felt that the in
fluence of visiting professors is one
of the advantages of a large uni
versity over a small college. How
ever, this opportunity is not limited
to large universities, as the science
department has demonstrated by its
action in this matter. Dr. John Yar
borough and Mr. James Eads have
kept in touch with associations such
as the American Physiological So
ciety, and through their efforts, the
visit of Dr. DiLuzio has been ar
ranged to the advantage of the whole
department, both students and fac
Friday December 17, 1965, the
annual Christmas banquet will be
held in the college cafeteria be
ginning at 6:00 p.m. Girls are asked
to go to their respective seats and
then they will go through the buf
fet line and serve themselves. The
dress is semi-formal to formal, which
ever is preferred by the individual.
The menu includes traditionals
such as turkey, baked country ham,
and a shrimp mold. In talking with
Mrs. Holler, she explained that
there would be a variety of other
foods which should provide every.^.
one with something new and dif
ferent as well as a few old favorites.
The decorating of the cafeteria
was begun last Friday and will be
completed on the afternoon just be
fore the banquet. Mr. Simmons and
his staff have been working hard
to complete the decorations and
hope to have them up and in order
for the banquet.
Program lo Follow
The program after the banquet
will be directed in part by the
M.C.A. who are helping organize
it. Specialities will include selections
by the college ensemble and the
kitchen staff will sing a few tradi
Everyone is getting ready for the
banquet, foods are being baked and
frozen, windows are being shined
and the kitchen staff is tuning up.
The ensemble under the direction
of Miss Beatrice Donley has been
busy during this Christmas season
singing for various events.
The group began their appear
ances for this season by singing at
Stunt Night on December 3. The
ensemble has also performed at sev
eral other functions. The first of
these was at an area meeting for
friends of Meredith College at the
First Baptist Church in Durham.
The group also sang to the Wake
County Alumnae Banquet held in
the Meredith dining hall.
The ensemble has performed at
several Christmas parties. The first
of these performances was presented
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the junior class theme. Upon the
arrival of Goody Galore, recently
deceased, an attempt was made to
convert him to a devil. His good
ness overcame all, and he was sent
to Heaven. Because of an incor
rect map he returned to Hell. Carol
King was Stunt chairman.
The senior class under chairmen,
Bet Booker and Elizabeth Ponton,
presented “Who Stole the King’s
Tights?” Charlie Eager, a tights’
salesman was given the territory
of the moon. Because the tights
shrank when they were washed, the
moon wizard turned the men into
For Whom Hell’s Bells Toll” was midgets in order for the tights to fit.
December 15 . . . Astro Christ
mas Party — Blind School — 7:00
December 16 . . . Phi Christmas
Party — Gym — 7:00 p.m.
December 17 . . . Christmas Din
ner — 6:00 p.m.; Christmas Carol
ing — 9:00 p.m.
cess 12:30 p.m.
January 3 . .
January 4 . .
. Classes resume
S.A.I. — S.A.I.
room — 7:00 p.m.
January 5 . . . English Book Tea
— Faculty Parlor — 4:00-6:00
January 6 . . . Astro Meeting —
Hut — 7:00 p.m.; Phi Meeting —
Society Hall — 7:00 p.m.
January 7 . . . Dance Recital —
Auditorium — 8:00 p.m.
January 10 . . . Friends of Col
lege — Coliseum — 8:00 p.m.
January 11 . . . Friends of Col
lege — Coliseum — 8:00 p.m
January 12 . . . Friends of Col
lege — Coliseum — 8:00 p.m.
January 15 . . . Reading Day