Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBER 14, 1967
Campus Festivities Welcome Holiday Season
Christmas festivities are pervad
ing all facets of Meredith life.
The dining hall is contributing to
the festive mood with some special
touches to this year’s formal Christ
mas banquet. Among the traditional
Christmas dishes will be a number
of new ones including an old En
A number of special guests of
the college have been invited to
enjoy the Christmas banquet with
the Meredith student body. During
dinner, guests will be entertained
by members of the Ensemble and
additional entertainment planned by
the Meredith Christian Association.
Following the banquet at 8:30
p.m., the Meredith Recreation As
sociation will provide buses to take
students Christmas caroling to the
home of Dr, E. Bruce Heilman.
Each bus will then travel to the
homes of the faculty members and
A salute to a former Meredith
College faculty member and a trib
ute to a well-known Raleigh musical
organization were part of the an
nual program of Christmas music
presented on Sunday, December 10.
Among the features of the pro
gram was a composition written in
1938 by Dr. Charies Alden, former
head of the string department. Dr.
Alden wrote “Voices in the Mist”
and dedicated it to a fledgling Ra
leigh choral society for women, the
St. Cecelia’s Club.
The Ensemble, directed by voice
department chairman Beatrice Don
ley, sang “Voices in the Mist.”
The Ensemble, the sixty-six voice
Meredith chorus, and the forty mem
ber touring choir, the Meredith Sing
ers, collaborated to present this
year’s Christmas concert. Mrs. Jane
Sullivan directs the chorus and choir
and senior Beth Porter is pianist.
The concert program included
French, Scandinavian, German, Aus
trian, and English selections. The
chorus sang the feature cantata,
Spitta’s “From Heaven Above, Ye
During the afternoon of Wednes
day, December 13, members of the
faculty and administration were the
guests of the sophomore foods and
cookery class at a Christmas tea in
the home economics parlor. The
mood of an old fashioned Christmas
was accented by such unique
touches as hand-painted cookies and
home made mints, candied fruit,
and a special hot spice punch. The
hospitality was extended to their
hand-fashioned decorations which
further enhanced the air of an old-
Enjoyed by all students arc the
Christmas decorations found in the
hallways. Under the supervision
of Dwan Thomas, the door-decorat
ing contest was held during this
week. From each dormitory was se
lected a door decoration outstand
ing for the message it holds, its at
tractiveness, and its originahty.
New College Staff Member
To Coordinate Development
The Christmas tree io Johnson Hall, only Mie of the many attractive ones on campus,
gets its finishing touches.
Japanese Theme Leads to Second Sfraighf Victory
Senior Class Wins Stunt
John T. Kanipe, Jr., presently an
administrator in the division of stu
dent affairs at North Carolina State
University, will join the staff of the
Office of Institutional Advancement
as coordinator of development here
on January 1.
In announcing Kanipe’s appoint
ment, President E. Bruce Heilman
said that the new staff member will
be a key administrative officer at
Meredith, working on the overall
college advancement program. His
responsibilities will include the di
rection of the total development pro
gram as it relates to general col
lege growth and needs.
A native of Fair Bluff, North
Carolina, Mr, Kanipe attended the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and is a graduate of
N. C. State University, where he
received a B.S. degree in 1962 and
the M.Ed. degree in 1966.
Mr. Kanipe was a graduate as
sistant in the N. C. State Univer
sity division of student affairs from
The Class of 1968 again took top
honors in the annual Stunt competi
tion held on December 1. They pre
sented their version of espionage in
a spoof entitled “Geisha Gambit.”
In capturing the trophy, Arden
Perry, Martha Ellen Walker, and
Peggy Myers led the seniors in
cavorting against an elegant back
drop of Mount Fuji.
The juniors captured second-place
honors with a skit entitled “Suit Dis
pute,” a take-off on strained diplo
matic relations between Red China
and the United States. Brucie Star-
key and Bet Garrett led the junior
The sophomores presented a light
fantasy entitled “The Curio Shop"
in which various art objects came
to life to aid the kindly old shop
owner. Cindy Griffith and Ann Mc
Carty paced the sophomore effort.
“Marriage Italian Style” was the
title of the freshman stunt. Eliza
beth Leathers and Alice Hill starred
in this comedy about the virtues of
marriage for an ugly girl.
Judges for the event were Dr.
Mary Yarborough of the chemistry
department; Charles Parker, director
of religious activities; Kay Cocker-
ham, assistant in the admissions of
fice; John Miller,' director of the
Raleigh Little Theater^ and Bill
Morrison, entertainment editor of
The News and Observer.
Entertainment was provided by
the Meredith Ensemble under the
direction of Beatrice Donnelly.
Stunt was sponsored by the Mere
dith Recreation Association, headed
by Lynn Dodge.
Class chairmen were Linda Mc
Rae and Betty Wood, freshmen;
Susan Hernley and Brooks McGirt,
sophomores; Marianne Johnson and
Peggy Noffsinger, juniors; and, Mary
Owens and Carol Forney, seniors.
Mrs. Lois Renfrow and Miss
B. J. Yeager are planning their
annual tour to New York City
during the Easter vacatitm. In
order for theatre tickets and res
ervations to bo obtained, interested
students should notify them im
Mr. John T. Kanipe, Jr.
1962 to 1963, and then served a year
as supervisor of residence hall coun
selors. He was assistant director of
student housing from July, 1964,
until last August when he was
named associate director.
He is married to the former Jane
Guion of Marshville, a 1965 gradu
ate of Meredith. They live at 2208
Charlotte Court, Raleigh, and are
members of Forest Hills Baptist
Advancement Program Gets Consultants
Membets ot the Senior Class present
^‘Geisha Gambit,” the wlDning stunt.
Editor’s Note: This is the first
in a series of Twjg articles designed
to inform the student body of plans
and progress in the college advance
Two fund - raising consultants
have recently become associated
with Meredith for the purpose of
directing the $5,000,000 advance
ment campaign, which will be for
mally launclied in early spring and
will continue over the next year and
some months. Mr. Glenn Essex and
Mr. Paul Stephani of the Office of
Institutional Advancement, will co
ordinate the workings of a cam
paign which will begin in the Ra
leigh area and advance over the
state and nation.
Working closely with these direc
tors will be the staff of the Of
fice of Institutional Advancement,
whose members will assist in relat
ing the intensive fund-raising pro
gram to the Meredith community
and other constituents.
For the required funds, the
collcge will turn to trustees, associa
tions, alumnae, the neighboring
community, foundations, corpora
tions, and friends.
President E. Bruce Heilman ex
plained that Mr. Essex, with his as
sociate Mr. Stephani, “will have a
major role in leading the college
family in bringing every aspect of
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Silver Shield Honors Five
For Leadership, Service
December 4, during chapel, the Silver Shield, the campus honorary
leadership society, tapped into its membership five new members, three
seniors and two juniors.
These students include Susan Chapman, Hope Glover, Brenda Smith
Suzanne Carpenter and Agnes Stancil. Dr. Roger Crook, co-advisor with
Dr. Mary Yarborough, spoke on the topic of the Silver Shield and long-
The old members, Patsy Burks, Lynn Dodge, Alma Jo Hall, Jeannie
Sams, and Lynn O’Dell Washington, arc in the Silver Shield because of
their “Christian character, constructive leadership, service to the school
The Silver Shield of which the purpose is “to promote a good spirit on
the campus and to recognize outstanding students who have contributed to
life at Meredith,” selected its new members accordingly.
Susan Chapman is serving as president of the Meredith Christian
Association; Hope Glover, as Handbook editor and elections chairmani
and Brenda Smith, as chief counselor.
The junior members, Suzanne Carpenter and Agnes Stancil have served
on the Legislative Board and are currently hall proctors along with other
varied service and leadership positions.