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MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FEBRUARY 23, 1967
Meredith Commemorates 76th Anniversary;
Founders’ Day Ceremony Has Long Tradition
The scvenly-sixth anniversary of the signing uf the Meredith College charter will
be celebrated in a Fonnders’ Day ceremony on Monday, February 27.
The anniversary activities will begin with a 10:00 convocation, in which Dr. L. M,
Massey, chairman of the Board of Trii$»teos, will deliver tlic address. After remarks of
welcome by President E. Bruce Heilman, Dean L, A. Peacock will present a tribute to de-
ceasel alumnae. Mrs. William Friday will unveil a portrait of Miss Ellen Brewer, retired
home economics department chairman, after which an antlicni and the Alma Mater will
Pounders' Uay of 1966 maffccd the seventy*fiflh anniversary of Meredith’s found- y 27. Following the chapel
iog. This occasion is always a special one for seniors, who at this time wear ^aaress given by Dr. L. M. Massey,
Board chairman, and other special
Trustees to Begin 2-Day Meeting
After Attending Founders' Day
Budget Plans Head Agenda
A two-day meeting of the Merc-1 Founders’ Day events, business ses-
dith Board of Trustees is slated to | sions for the trustees will begin with
convene here on Founders’ Day,
their caps and gowns for the first time.
Foreign Officer Will Talk on Vief Nam Tonighf
Flott Will Speak to IRC
Mr. Frederick W. Flott, a Foreign ; and experiences. Born in Chicago,
Service Officer and special assistant Flott graduated from Carleton Col-
lo Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge lege in Minnesota and then served
in Saigon, will address the members three years in the army in North
of the International Relations Club!Africa and Europe. After the war
and all interested students tonight Flott did graduate work and re
al 7:00 in Jones Auditorium.
In announcing Floll’s visit, Ann
Berry, IRC president, gave infor
mation on the speaker’s background
ceivcd his Master of Arts degree
from the School of Advanced Inter
national Studies in Washington,
Eight Meredith Girls Plan
Bill for Student Legislature
Since early'November eight Mere-i committee voted on and selected
dith students have been analyzing a this bill because, according to one
bill which they plan to present at
the North Carolina State Student
Legislature to be held March 1-4 at
the Sir Walter Hotel.
The result of their work is a pro
posal that the state legislature meet
annually instead of every two years
as it does now. There are also added
specifications as to when and how
much the legislators would be paid.
Research done by these girls has
revealed that the bigger, more
prominent states have already
adopted this proposal. After con
sidering a number of other bills, the
committee member, it is “interest
ing, controversial, and necessary.”
These girls feel that meeting only
every two years, legislators do not
have sufficient time to enact legis
The girls participating include
Ann Crockett, chairman, Carolyn
Halyburton, Mary Owens, Mary
Jane Pierce, Martha Reynolds,
Mary Arakas, Ann Henry, and Eve
Moser. A final meeting will soon
be held to decide which of these
girls will serve as senators, legisla
tors, or alternates.
Upon entering the Foreign Ser
vice in 1947, Flott was assigned to
the United States embassy in Paris,
where he remained until 1952.
While working in Paris, Flott was
also associated with the Plans and
Policy Staff of the European Head
quarters of the Marshall Plan.
Mr. Flott next served with the
Department of State and then at
the American embassy in Bonn,
Germany, and the U. S. 'Mission to
the European office of the United
Nations in Geneva.
In August of 1963, he went to
Saigon with Ambassador Lodge as
his special assistant and servSl as
a First Secretary in the Saigon em
bassy for over three years. In his
capacity in Saigon, Flott
The idea of Founders’ Day was
originally conceived in 1908 by
Wade R. Brown, then chairman of
the music department. The first such
celebration, held the following year,
was marked by an address on the
history of the college by President
Richard Tilman Vann and one on
the future of the college by Oliver
Larkin Slringfield. The main speak
er, however, was Henry Louis
Smith, president of the University
of Virginia, who spoke on “Higher
Education as a Field for Christian
Philanthropy.” At this festive oc
casion the tradition of an essay con
test between societies was begun.
The Founders’ Day of 1949
5:00 p.m. committee meetings.
Special guests at the board din
ner meeting, to follow that evening,
are those who have been named so
far to the newly-created Board of
Associates, the body which will as- uiarkccl the fiftieth anniversity of
college s five million [hg college and also the dedication
sist in the college’s five
dollar development program an
nounced several months ago. Shea-
ron Harris, president of Carolina
Power and Light Company and
chairman of the new board, will
of Jones Auditorium. H. P. Taylor,
lieutenant governor of North Caro
lina and also chairman of the Board
of Trustees, presided at the dedica
tion service, and Ralph McGill, edl-
spcak to both groups following din- i tor of the Atlanta Constitution, was
ner. At 9:00 p.m., after the first
meeting of the Board of Associates
as it is now set up. President and
Mrs. Heilman will be hosts at a
reception at their home on Glen
Eden Drive for both trustees and
The agenda for the Tuesday
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the main speaker.
Last year the Meredith com
munity celebrated her seventy-fifth
anniversary with addresses by for
mer governor Luther H. Hodges
and Dr. Lois Edinger, Meredith
alumna and member of the educa
tion department of the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro.
First Founders' Day Ceremony
Honored "Keepers of Dream"
A consciousness of her past with due appreciation for her heritage has
^ ... through the years a mark of the soundness of Meredith College. It
present‘d at many of the high-level seemed a bit presumptuous when at the early age of ten, she
Some Memorable Events
1838 Approval by the Baptist State Convention of a committee report presented
by "niomas Mcredilh, declaring that “it is expedient to institute a Female
Seminary*’ in or near the city of Raleigh.
1888 Committee appointed by the Convention, with Leonidas L. Polk as chairman,
to consider establishing “A Baptist Female University” in tlie state.
1889 Convention’s approval of the committee’s recommendation to authorize such
an institution: Board of Trustees appointed.
1891 Charter of The Baptist Female University granted on February 27.
1899 Opening of Baptist Female University on September 27, with 180 students.
1902 First graduating class; Alumnae Association formed.
1904 Name changed to Baptist University for Women.
1909 Name changed to Meredith College.
1921 Membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
1926 College moved to present site on January 6.
1949 Celebration of fiftieth anniversary on September 27.
Dedication of Jones Auditorium.
1953 Mae Grimmer Alumnae House opened.
1956 Erection of Joyner Hall.
1959 Opening of Hunter Hall and the Ellen Brewer House.
1962 Completion of Poteat Hall and the Delia Dixon Carroll Infirmary.
1963 Construction of the Elva Bryan Mclver Amphitheater.
1966 Announcement of a $5,000,000 development program.
talks that took place during that
period, and he served as an inter
preter for Vice President Hubert
Humphrey, Secretary of State Dean
Rusk, and Secretary of Defense
Following Flott’s talk on Viet
Nam, there will be a question period
first expressed this consciousness in formal ccremonies. However, even a
cursory glance at the history of Meredith reveals that, though on that first
Founders’ Day, January 28, 1909, the doors of the college had been open
to students less than ten years, the actual founding of the institution went
much further into the past.
It is significant to note, too, that Meredith has always celebrated
Founders’, not Founder’s, Day, for her founders included a long line of
“keepers of the dream” who never lived to see the actual opening of the
and an informal coffee hour in the college. And, as former president Carlyle Campbell frequently pointed
Alumnae House. All interested stu- rrtiiao® 5c n.%n*ini,nn» r.. ...i. ,•
dents are invited to attend the meet
out, the college is continually being founded, if the institution is truly alive.
Thus there is no one person to whom history points as the founder of the
Nominating Commiffee Meeting This Week for First Slate
Plans Announced for Campus Elections
On February 20 the Nominating
Committee 'began meeting to deter
mine candidates for campus dec*
tions, which will be held on March
2 and March il6. Tomorrow candi
dates for the first slate election will
be posted, and on Friday, March
10, candidates on the second slate
will be posted.
After meeting a number of times
during the fall semester to make
revisions in the Nominating Com
mittee structure and in nominations
and elections procedures, the com
mittee is meeting now to review po
tential candidates. On the basis of
straw ballots submitted by the stu
dent body, recommendations frcMn
i the student government Executive
Committee, and suggestions from
various members of Uic group, the
Nominating Committee will present
two slates of candidates to the stu
When the slates of candidates
proposed by the committee have
been posted, students are then free
to nominate additional candidates
by means of a petition signed by
ten per cent of the student body.
Petitions should be given to Candie
Crumly, chairman of the Nominat
ing Committee, by 1:00 p.m. on
F^ruary 27 and March 13, re--
spectively, for the two slates.
To aid students in becoming fa
miliar with candidates and their
qualifications, posters with the can
didates’ pictures and qualifications
will be placed in Johnson Hall.
All students are urged to read these
posters carefully so as to become
better informed about the students
who are running for office.
On February 28 and March 14,
two days before each election, all
candidates for office, including
candidates who petition, will be
presented in assembly programs. At
that time, candidates for major of
fices will make their campaign
Run-off elections, if necessary,
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