Second Semesfer Tl 1 r~ TIAII/^ Coffer Reviews To Begin Book by With Rush REW 1 n d 1 vv 1 REW Speaker See Articles, This Page ■ ■ ■ mrnrn U W ■ ■ See Article, Page 2 Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College Volume XLI MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., JANUARY 19, 1967 No. 7 Linda Weston, Carfil Goodes, and Aleen Easterling perfonned a dance of tfieb own creation during (he winter dance recital. 40 Modern Dance Students Give Annual Winter Recital Under the direction of Mrs. James Stevens of the department of health and physical education, members of the modern dance classes gave their annual dance recital on Friday, January 13 in Jones Auditorium. Sixteen original dances were per formed by the forty girls partici pating in the lecital. The dancers presented a wide variety of dances ranging from mod ern jazz numbers to native dances from other countries. Special em phasis was placed on various tech niques which the girls had learned during the semester. In keeping with the modern theme, modern ballet, interpretive dances, and technique studies were a few features of the recital. “Laura,” “Study in Pink,” “The Bumble,” and “The Caterpil lar” were some of the names chosen by the students to represent the Vaughan Announces Senior Superlatives For “Oak Leaves” Brenda Vaughan, editor of the 1967 Oak Leaves, has recently re leased the names of twelve seniors who were elected to be included in the “Senior Superlatives” section of the Oak Leaves. Members of the Senior Class voted on the various superlatives, and the following girls were elected: Carolyn Bennett, class beauty; Paula Marks, friendliest; Barbara Jean Carver, most dependable; Margaret Hall, class spirit; Mimi Holt, most likely to succeed; Betty Webb Brew er, most intellectual. Also selected were Janie Bostick, most talented; Sandra Newton, most athletic; Kay Cockerham, best dorm student; Sandra Hobbs, best day student; Cissy Miller, wittiest; and Ellen Kirby, Miss Meredith. moods of their dances. Narrating the recital was Diane Kirkman, and the programs were designed by Frances Floyd. Stage director for the performance was Florence Glover, while Sandra Bridgman was in charge of cos tumes. Rev. Killinger to Interpret Man Through Literature “For God’s Sake, Be Human” is the challenging theme which Religious Emphasis Week, under the direction of Kathy Booth, will issue. Leading the February 12-17 week will be Reverend John R. Killinger, Jr., associate professor of preaching at Vanderbilt University. Reverend Killinger holds doctorate degrees both in theology and in literature. The theme for the week—“For God’s Sake, Be Human”—was suggested by Killinger himself as a result of his effort to de-intellectualize his subject so that student identification would be possible. The week, according to Kathy, will be centered in man’s search for an authentic relationship to God from within his modern situation. It will explore man's need for the “freedom to be” through the me^a of the written word — from the Bible and contemporary literature. Four chapel addresses by Killinger and one by Dr. D. W. White of St. Andrews College will contribute to the presentation of the theme. Two afternoon seminars — one on the “death of God” and the other on the church in the modem situation — will be held by Rev. Killinger. His two evening addresses will center in literature itself as he shows the contemporary artist as prophet of our times. A special feature on Tuesday night will be the film “The Pawn broker” to be shown at the Colony (Continued on page 3) Asfros, Phis Aniicipate Annual Rivalry Societies Plan Rush Week The week of February 7-10 has been designated as Rush Week for the Astroiekton and Philetarian so cieties this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the two literary societies will court the fresh men and transfers from morning until night in anticipation' of De cision Day on Friday. On Tuesday, Phi Day, and Wednesday, Astro Day, members of one society will keep silence while the other conducts rush. In addi tion to serenades and surprises throughout the day, the societies have planned special parties on their days. At 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday there will be parties for the transfers and day students in Brewer Parlor, and at 6:00 the tra ditional supper clubs are scheduled. Details of the parties and supper cliibs are secret; but according to Martha Ann Butler, Astro presi dent, and Laura Page, Phi presi dent, the rushees are in for a treat. (Continued on page 3) Reverend John Killinger Dr. Cochran Writes Article On Church-State Relations By ANNE STONE Dr. Bernard H. Cochran, a mem ber of the Meredith religion depart ment, is the author of an article on contemporary church-state relations which appeared in the December 28 issue of The Christian Century. In the article, entitled “Southern Meredith’s Merchant Ship Proves What’s in a Name Our Own Namesake Returns to Active Military Duty By MRS. FAYE HUMPHRIES Director, Meredith News Bureau Meredith College’s name is off to the wars again, via the SS Mere dith Victory, a merchant ship named for the college in 1945 after stu dents at the school had contributed nearly $200,000 to the U. S. De fense Department “mercy units” during World War II. Tbe *^.8. Meredith Victory,” named for Meredith CoUese during World War II, has been reactivated for use io Si^utheust Asia. According to information sent to the college by the Maritime Ad ministration of the U. S. Depart ment of Commerce, the Meredith Victory has been taken from moth balls at Puget Sound, Washington, and recommissioned as a member of the U. S. Navy Sea Transpor tation Service. The notice says the ship was re activated in November, 1966, “be cause of the increasing (U.S.) re quirements and commitments in Southeast Asia.” It is assumed the Meredith Victory will be calling on ports in Viet Nam. Although the Meredith Victory was built during World War II, her most well-known action was during the Korean War. Congress pro claimed the vessel a “Gallant Ship” in special ceremonies on March 23, i960, for a 1950 rescue action de scribed at that time as “the greatest rescue by a single ship in the annals of the sea.” The Meredith Victory carried out a successful supply run to Himg- nam, Korea, in December, 1950, while the city was surrounded by Communist troops. On their return to Pusan, Korea, the crew took on 14,000 refugees, squeezing men, (Continued on page 4) Baptist Dilemma in Higher Educa tion,” Dr. Cochran proposes that “the denomination must rethink its traditional view that any federal aid to church-related schools represents a violation of church-state separa tion.” He states that “The dilemma of Southern Baptists on this issue bears striking resemblance to the difficulty of Roman Catholics in coming to terms with such issues as religious liberty and birth control; namely, that of resolving crucial problems in the light of changed con ditions without sacrificing principles or traditions.” Dr. Cochran first began intensive study in this area when he did his master’s degree thesis on John Le- land, a leading figure among Bap tists in tlie establishment of religious freedom in Virginia. Since then, his interest in the religious liberty issue has broadened into the whole ques tion of the separation of church and state on the American scene. (Continued on page 3) Carroll to Present Address on Jan. 28 For Gommencement The date has been set for Mere dith’s winter commencement exer cises which will involve some thirty seniors. On Saturday morning, January 28, at 10:30 in Jones Audi torium, the first-semester graduates will be presented their diplomas. Dr. Charles Carroll, Superinten dent of the North Carolina Depart ment of Public Instruction, will de liver the commencement address. Dr. Carroll’s topic is, as yet, un disclosed. All relatives, friends, and fellow students of the graduating girls, as well as members of the faculty andl the college adininistrative staff, are invited to attend the commencement exercises.