ivieiyumi Library Raleigh, fttortti Carolina Students Enjoy XU C TIA/I/^ Pofiticat Clubs Classes at State 1 l~l 1 wV 11 Make Plans Page 3 1 i 1 Lir 1 W m 1 ^^1^ Page 4 Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College Vol. XLII MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH* N. C., OCTOBER 26, 1967 No. 3 Corn Huskin’ Festivities Feature Competition, Fun Tonight’s Activities Climax Months of Planning Corn Huskin' costumes are admired by Carrie Frampton, MRA vice-present and chairman of the event. Corn Huskin’, the annual cam pus Halloween celebration, began to night with a variation from the tra ditional supper in the form of a picnic buffet. Afterwards, events quickly picked up as the judges, Dr. Bernard Cochran, Miss B. J. Yeager, and Mr. Joe Baker, watched the student body and the faculty carry off their yearly antics. The freshmen were first with a theme based on the Wizard of Oz. Penny Fiynt and Mary Reid headed and narrated this first Corn Huskin’ Labor Representative Will Speak Parliament Member to Visit Meredith To the average student at Mere dith College, Great Britain likely suggests Julie Christie, the Anglo -Saxon invasion, and Winston Churchill. How much does she really know about the culture which has given us an outstanding heritage and the country that is our greatest ally today? The International Relations Club '■ invites the Meredith community and the public to hear Mr. Ivor Richard, Member of Parliament, Monday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the blue parlor. His topic will be “Britain, Europe, and the United States.” Mr. Richard will explain the new role that Britain has to play becausc of the Common Market and will entertain questions afterward. Tucs- . day morning he will speak in chapel on “Changing Britain,” dealing pri marily with social aspects. The son of a mining and electrical • engineer in the Welsh coal-mining industry, Mr. Richard was born in . Wales. He received his B.A. in Jurisprudence from Pembroke Col lege, Oxford, in 1953. He is a Bar- rister-at-Law practicing in London. He has been a Labor member of Parliament since 1964 and was re cently appointed Parliamentary Pri vate Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defense. A member of the British-Ameri- can and Franco-British Parliamen tary groups, Mr. Richard has a keen interest in Atlantic and European affairs. In 1966 he was appointed as a delegate to both the Consulta tive Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the Western European Union. His first visit to the United States was on a lecture tour in 1965, which was followed by a stay in 1966 on a United States Department of State Foreign-Leader Grant. In his spare time, Mr. Richard enjoys playing the piano and read ing American history. He is mar ried and has two children. for the Class of 1971, aided by Penny Hollars, who told the tall tale; Ella Bailey, hog caller; Nancy New- lin, who bobbed apples; and Judy Carter and Glenda Hooks, corn huskers. The Sophomore Class, widi Eve lyn Godwin as chairman and narra tor, paraded cartoon characters. Representing the sophomores in hog calling was Susan Soloway; in apple bobbing, Jeannie Lindsay: and in corn husking, Cindy Griffith and Janice Burns. The Junior Class members por trayed sisters through the ages, headed by Annelise Ware and Judy Parks. Louise Watson and Nancy Stroud narrated and Sue Plyler told the tall tale. Bet Garrett called hogs, Sandra Vernon and Louise Watson shucked corn, and Sandra Hamill bobbed apples for the juniors. The Senior Class pictured litera ture through the ages with Pat Rine hart as narrator and Jeannie Ebelein telling the tall tale. Chairmen for the seniors’ last Corn Huskin’ were Mary Kathryn Moffitt and Bonnie Poplin, aided by Shan Pruitt, bob bing apples; Kay Saintsing and Judy Ratley, shucking corn; and Karen Wahers, calling hogs. The faculty, led by head Mr. Ver- gean Birkin, portrayed psychodelia, and their tall tale was related by Mrs. Helena Allen. Calling hogs for the faculty was Mrs. Betty John son. Apple bobbing was done by Mr. Paul SmiUi and com husking by Dr. Charles Tucker and Mrs. Carolyn Happer. As usual. Com Huskin’ was a suc cess enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. College Exchange Program Continues with N. C. State Long-Range Planning Work Begun by Ten Committees IVfr. Ivcw Rictiard This year Meredith College launches its long-range planning pro gram designed to co-ordinate and make necessary changes in the col lege. Keeping in mind a desired goal for Meredith ten years hence, a steering committee was appointed last year by President E. Bruce Heilman. Chairman of the steering committee is Dr. Roger Crook; the co-ordinator is Dr. Gloria H. Blan ton. In September the steering com mittees set up nine working com mittees to study various areas of college life and submit recom mendations for their improvement. These committees are made up of students and members of the ad ministration and faculty. In March, reports from these committees will be submitted to the steering com mittee, .which, will compile the recommendations made by the work ing committees and turn them over to President Heilman for approval. The philosophy and objectives committee will deal with a state ment of the basic nature and ob- (Continued on page 4) During the summer, Meredith announced the inter-instutional co operation program between Mere dith College and North Carolina State University. Later this program was enlarged to include all colleges in Raleigh. Previously, students from other schools have taken courses at Meredith, and Meredith students have taken courses elsewhere, but this new program enables an ex change of classes without charge. Because State students must have their schedules computerized, it is not possible for them to enter this program until the fall semester of 1968. However, some Meredith students have already taken ad vantage of this opportunity. These students are taking courses ranging from European political systems to graduate-level statistics. —' Meredith has widened Its curricu lum through this exchange plan. Dr. John Yarbrough, chairman of die program, is working now toward sharing libraries and research facili ties. NOTICE Tlic next issue of THE TWIG will be piibtUhcd on November 2. All suggestions, artlcks, letters and other contributions should be Riven to the editor by October 26. Jane Waller, Ginny Sutton Considered for Fellowship Danforth Nominees Chosen . Class of 1968 Recognizes Twelve'Exceptional Seniors' A new feature will be included in the 1968 Oak Leaves. Entitled “Ex- (Ceptional Seniors,” this section wiE replace the traditional senior superla tives, It will recognize students who pre in themselves a combination of superlatives. Elected by their fellow seniors, the students were chosen with the idea they will be remembered by their classmates in the future. The yearbook will pinpoint the unique quality of each of the twelve seniors and the reason for their election. The “Exceptional Seniors” include Lynn Dodge, Betty Duckworth, Hope Glover, Carolyn Halyburton, Judy Kornegay, Mary Katherine Mof- fitt, Joy O’Berry, Arden Ferry, Teenie Sink, Brenda'Smith, Martha Ellen Walker, and Libba Watkins. Jane Waller, a history major, and Ginny Sutton, a religion major, have been nominated for Danforth Fel lowships for graduate study. Each year the various departments at Meredith submit names of eligible students; from these eight or nine suggestions, two girls are selected as nominees from the college. Although Jane and Ginny will not find out whether they received the fellowships until next spring, the nomination alone is quite an honor, for the standards include, “Evidence of intellectual power which is flexi ble and of wide range; . .. Evidence of concerns which range beyond self-interest and narrow perspective and which take seriously the ques tions with which religious expres sions attempt to deal.” The aim of the Danforth Founda tion is to further the cause of secondary and higher education and “to emphasize the human values of the Hcbrew-Christian tradition” by giving financial aid to students who plan to do graduate work and to teach on the college level. Jane has made a tentative choice of schools, Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will study Ameri can, particularly colonial, history. Besides taking courses in political science Jane has a related field in German. Ginny hopes to attend a univer sity such as Yale, Columbia, or Vanderbilt, instead of a seminary. She plans to teach rather than to go into professional counseling. Ginny enjoys a wide range of activities— horseback riding, studying voice, and keeping up with political de velopments. Along with her religion major, she has a related field in French. Jano Waller and Ginuy Suttoa are DanforHi nominees.