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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Volume XLI
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
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
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
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
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

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