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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Volume XLI
No. 12
Dr. E. Bruce Heilman Will Be Inaugurated
As Fifth President of Meredith College
Ceremony in Amphitheater to Highlight Weekend
£■. Bruce Heiliium
April 14 and 15, 1967
Dr. £. Uruce Heilman, who is sltlini' behind the desk he bus occiipicd since September,
will be official!)' inauKUnitcd Saturday.
Carlyle Campbell to Present
First Presidential Medallion
On April 15, daring the inauguration of President E. Bruce Heilman, Dr.
Carlyle Campbell, former president of Meredith, will place a medallion
around President Heilman’s neck. The significance of Dr. Campbell's ges
ture will be as a charge to President Heilman to administer the duties of
his office to his utmost abilities.
The medallion, which is the seal of Meredith College, will be hung from
a double grosgrain ribbon of maroon and white. Mr. Leonard White, chair
man of tlie Meredith College art department, made this medallion.
The initiation of the use of a presidential medallion will be another first
for Meredith College. When the president of Meredith is dressed in academic
regalia, he will wear this medallion to signify his position. The medallion
will be passed on to future presidents of the college.
Ceremonies set against a colorful background of academic regalia and spring foliage will mark
the inauguration of Dr. E. Bruce Heilman as the fifth president of Meredith College on Saturday,
April 15, at 11:00 a.m. ^
Dr. Heilman assumed the presidency of the college following the retiremeiit of Dr. Carlyle Camp
bell. Dr. Heilman was administrative vice president of George Peabody College prior to his selection
as president here.
In the ccremonies at ihe Elva
Bryan Mclver Amphitheater, the in
augural address will be presented
by the Honorable Brooks Hays, for
mer Congressman from Arkansas,
and currently Visiting Professor of
Government at tlie University of
Massachusetts. He will be intro
duced by the Honorable Dan K.
Moore, Governor of North Caro
Dr. L. M. Massey, chairman of
the Board of Trustees, will preside
over the inaugural program. The
invocation will be given by Dr.
H. Franklin Paschall, president of
the Southern Baptist Convention.
Scriptures will be read by Dr. Perry
Crouch, executive secretary of the
Baptist State Convention of North
Greetings to the new president
will be extended by Miss Ellen Kir
by, president of the Meredith Stu
dent Government .Association; Mrs.
Cleo Perry, president of the Alum
nae Association; Dr. Leishman A.
Peacock, academic dean of the col-
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10:30 a.m.
8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 14
Ground Breaking for the Carlyle Campbell Libriirv, West
Reccpiion following, Blue Parlor, Johnson Hall
"John Brown's Body,” Jones Auditorium
8:30-l«:J5 a.m.
:;3«- 3
3:00- 5
3:00- 6
Saturday Ai-kil 15
Registration of guest.s, Johnson Hall
Coffee will be served in the Mae Grimmer Alumnae
House beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Academic Procession
Inaugural Ceremonies, Elva Bryan Mclver Amphitheater
Alfresco Luncheon, Dining Hall
Reccpiion honoring E. Bruce Heilman, Blue Parlor,
Johnson Hall
Horse Show, Meredith Stables
President’s House open for viewing. 1317 Glen Eden
8:00 p.m. “John Brown's Body," Jones Auditorium
45 a.m.
00 a.m.
30 p.m.
:30 p.m.
:00 p.m.
;(K) p.m.
Dr. Campbell Will Turn First Spadeful of Earth
Library Ground Breaking Set for April 14
Ground breaking ceremonies for
the proposed Carlyle Campbell Li
brary on the campus of Meredith
College will be held Friday, April
14, at 10:30 a.m., on the building
Brooks Hays, Politician, Author, Educator,
ToDeliverKeynoteSpeechfor Inauguration
Speaking on the topic
Church, The College, and The
Man,” the Honorable Mr. Brooks
Hays will deliver Ihe keynote address
during the inaugural ceremonies of
Meredith College’s fifth president,
Dr. E. Bruce Heilman,
Mr. Hays, a well-known poli
tician, churchman, and an indivi
dual who has mamtaitied a high de
gree of interest in education, was
born in Russellville, Arkansas, in
1898. After attending public schools
in Russellville, he received his
bachelor of arts degree from the
University of Arkansas and his
bachelor of laws degree from
George Washington University. The
honorary degrees of doctor of laws
and doctor of humanities have been
conferred upon Mr. Hays.
Upon graduation from law school
in 1922, Mr. Hays entered the fields
of politics and public affairs, and in
that year he becamc the youngest
man ever to hold the position of
secretary o£ the Arkansas State
Democratic Convention.
When he was only 29, Mr. Hays
sought the Democratic nomination
for governor of Arkansas. In a field
of seven candidates, including the
incumbent, he finished second. Four
years later, in 1932, his first suc
cess in state-wide politics came when
he was elected Democratic National
During his years of law practice
and political activity in Arkansas,
Mr. Hays becamc interested in social
work and became an authority on
farm tenancy in the South. In 1937
he was called to Washington to as
sist in a legislative program to aid
tenant farmers, which resulted in
the Bankhead'Joncs Farm Tenant
In conjunction with his concern
for social conditions Mr. Hays has
fought for the extension of educa
tional and economic opportunities
for Negroes in the South and has
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site just west of Joyner and Hunter
The President Emeritus of Mere
dith, Dr. Carlyle Campbell, for
whom the library is to be named,
and who was president from 1939-
1966, will turn the first spadeful of
earth. A reception honoring Dr. and
Mrs. Campbell will be held at
11:00 in the Blue Parlor of John
son Hall.
Presiding at the ceremony will be
Charles B. Deane of Rockingham,
trustee and former chairman of the
Board of Trustees. Others who are
to speak briefly are Raleigh Mayor
Travis Tomlinson; Meredith presi
dent Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, J. Rus
sell Bailey, library architect from
Orange. Virginia; Dr. L. E. M, Free
man and the Rev. W. W. Finlator.
Participating in the actual ground
breaking are to be Miss Ellen Kirby
of Winston-Salem, president of the
Student Government Association;
Dr. Mary Lynch Johnson, repre
senting t'he faculty; Miss Mae Grim
mer, representing the alumnae; Dr.
L. M. Massey of Zebulon, chair
man of ihe Board of Trustees; Miss
Hazel Baity, college librarian; and
Mrs. David R. Coker of Hartsville,
South Carolina, representing other
Also participating will be faculty
and trustee members of the library
building committee: W. J. Broad-
well of Durham; Raymond A.
Bryan, Goldsboro; Dr. Elizabeth J.
Doterer, Sanford; Straughan H.
Watkins, Henderson; and Miss
Baity, Dr. Howard R. Boozer, Mrs.
James W. Reid, Dr. Norma Rose,
and W. Hal Trentman, all of Ra
The new building will replace out
grown library facilities on the sec-
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Inauguration Committees
Earn Recognition, Thanks
Mr. Brooks Hays
Many members of the faculty,
administration, student body, and
alumnae have contributed to making
the inauguration of President E.
Bruce Heilman a meaningful and
successful event. These participants
deserve recognition and gratitude.
Dr, Sarah Lemmon has served
as chairman of the General Steering
Committee. Members of this com
mittee were: Mr. Hal Trentman.
chairman of the Executive Commit
tee of the Board of Trustees; Dr,
L. M. Massey, chairman of the
Board of Trustees; Dr. Ralph Mc
Lain, chairman of the religion de
partment; Mrs. Margaret Martin,
executive secretary of the Alumnae
Association; Dr. Mary Yarbrough,
chairman of the chemistry and phys
ics department; Mr. Grover An
drews, director of development; and
Dean L. A. Peacock, dean of in
Ten subcommittees were formed
to make things move smoothly.
The Guest - List Committee,
headed by Dr. Roger Crook, in
cluded Mrs. Lois Renfrow. Dr. Car
lyle Campbell, Mr. Hal Trentman,
Mr. Grover Andrews. Dr. Bruce
Heilman, Dean L. A. Peacock, and
Dr. Charles Tucker. This committee
compiled lists of people to be in
vited to participate in the academic
procession and to attend the cere
Dr. Leslie Syron was chairman of
the Adjunct Activities Committee,
which co-ordinated the setting up of
special exhibits and special events.
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