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Newspaper oj ihe Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 23,1969
Friendly Rivalry in' Best Corn Huskin' Ever'
Phyllis Blackmon, Meredith’s Nominee for the Danforih Graduate Fellowship.
Miss Blackmon Nominated for
Danforth Graduate Fellowship
"I feel that it will be a great op
portunity for me, if anything de
velops. The competition is so keen
though,” Phyllis Blackmon replied
when asked her reaction to being
nominated to apply for the Dan
forth Graduate Fellowship.
Phyllis, a math major, was noti
fied of her nomination by Dr. Nor
ma Rose and Dean Allen Burris who
worked with applicants referred to
them by the heads of departments.
Meredith College usually nomi
nates 2 girls to compete on a na
tional basis for the fellowship. This
year Phyllis is the only nominee
representing Meredith College.
Nominees are chosen on the basis
of the number of students enrolled
in a school.
The Danforth Graduate Fellow
ship program was instituted in 1951
with the purpose of giving personal
encouragement and financial aid to
selected college seniors and recent
graduates who seek to become col
Special consideration is given to
three areas in selecting candidates
for Fellowships; 1. Evidence of in
tellectual power which is vaiied and
flexible. 2. Evidence of personal
characteristics which will be effec
tive in teaching and constructing
relationships with students. 3. Evi
dence of concerns beyond self-
interest and narrow perspective and
which deal seriously with questions
Corn Huskin', one of Meredith’s
youngest and liveliest traditions, was
celebrated for the fourteenth time
here tonight, as students and faculty
alike donned costumes and sang
songs to vie for the first place pump
Jones auditorium was the scene as
ihe seniors used the theme “It’s a
Sign of the Times” as basis for their
costume parade, song, tall tale and
hog callin’. Corn Huskin’ chairmen
for the seniors were Ann McCarty
and Susan Hauser.
The juniors, led by chairmen
Nancy Rouse and Nancy Ausbon,
carried out the theme “You’ve Come
a Long Way, Baby.”
Sophomore class theme was “A
Trip to New York.” Jenny Seykora
served her class as chairman of the
Led by co-chairmen Cindy Glor-
gis and Becky Freeman, the fresh
men used the theme “Noah’s Ark”
in their Corn Huskin’ celebration.
The faculty, second-place winners
in last-year's Corn Huskin’, depicted
the theme “Comic Strips.” Faculty
chairman was religion professor Hal
Judging for the Corn Huskin’ title
was based on originality of costume
parade and ability of tall tale and
hog callin' to relate to the theme.
Points were also given for the win-
"Pops" Seriously III
Former nightwatchman at Mere
dith, R. L. “Pops” Herndon, has
been reported seriously III.
"Pops” served for several years
at Meredith before retiring in 1968.
For students who may be inter
ested in sending cards, his address is
216 Urban Drive, Cary.
Meredith Chooses '70 May Queen and Court
While Cullen Sessoms and Susan
Roebuck were chosen May Queen
and Maid of Honor respectively last
week, all classes have completed
elections this past week for May
The senior class named Phyllis
Jeffreys, a math major from Louis-
burg. and Jean Lindsay, a biology
major from Winston-Salem as its
The juniors selected Corinne
Blaylock, their Class president from
New Bern, as well as Gail Baddy of
Gail Stroscio of Whiteville and
Lana Duren of Richnwnd, Va.,
were chosen by the sophomores as
Freshmen Ann Pittman of Rocky
Mount and Judy Matthews of Bur
lington round out the court as rep
resentatives of their class.
RIGHT: Members of the Meredith May
Court recently chosen Inclndc (back row)
CoriiMie Blaylock; Susan Roebuck, maid
of honor: Cullen Sessoms. Queen; Gail
Guddy; (front row) Gail Stroscio; Lanu
Duren; Ann Pittman; and Judy Matthews.
Missing are Phyllis Jeffreys and Jeannie
ners of both corn huskin’ and apple
bobbin’. Class participation was an
other criterion used in scoring.
Judges for this year’s Corn
Huskin’ were Mrs. Margaret Mar
tin, alumnae house; Dr. Harry
Cooper, music department; and
Charles Patterson, office of develop
A sandwich buffet for dinner
started the Corn Huskin’ celebra-
ton. The official starting time for the
harvest festivities was 6:45 p.m.
Said Jane Kiser, vice-president of
the Meredith Recreation Association
which sponsors Corn Huskin’ an
nually and emcee of tonight’s pro
gram, “Corn Huskin’ was really
great and represented a lot of work
on the part of all the girls involved.
1 know, because I’ve been working
with them, and they really did a
wonderful job. Thanks for the best
Corn Huskin’ ever, girls.”
Corn Huskin’ was originally insti-
tued in 1945. Since then, it has
become one of the most popular of
Meredith “fun” traditions.”
“Black Like Me”
Author at Peace
The white author who darkened
his skin and lived in the South as a
Negro four weeks will speak on the
Peace College campus Monday, Oc
John Howard Griffin, who re
corded his experiences in the much-
discussed book Black Like Me, will
speak on racism at 8 p.m. in the
Dinwiddie Chapel. The public is
invited to attend the address which
is sponsored by the college’s Arts
and Lecture Series.
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Hallov\^een Film Extravaganza
Scheduled for October 30
Halloween, traditionally a time
for Corn Huskin’ and costumes on
the Meredith Campus, will get a new
look this year, thanks to the efforts
of the Student Activities Board.
On Thursday, October 30, Jones
Auditorium will “rise again” with
ghosts and goblins as the SAB spon
sors a pre-Halloween “Spook Spec
tacular film festival.”
Two 36-minutc horror flicks and
six color cartoons will be included in
the 25-cent admission charge.
The films planned for showing
are “Doom of Dracula” and “Frank-
enstaln Meets the Wolfman.” In the
first movie, Boris Karloff brings
Count Dracula back to life; the sec
ond is described as a “spine-tingling
tale of the clash between these two
In addition to the two movies, six
color cartoons of the Bugs Bunny-
Road Runner variety will be shown.
Some of the titles include “West of
the Pecos,” “Prince Violent,” and
“Zoom at the Top.”
Future SAB activities planned for
later in the year include a dating
game and a faculty auction. Both
are scheduled for the spring se
SAB chairman Nancy Tyren,
notes, “This year SAB is trying to
create more action on campus for
the whole student body to partici
pate in and have fun at the same
She expresses the hope that such
programs will continue in future
years if successful.
Elections by the seniw class have
resulted in Ihe selection of the fol«
lowing members as Outstanding
Seniors: Ann Brown, Ann Carroll,
Carol Clark, Suzanne George,
Evelyn Godwin, Chery Heedick,
Kay Kcnnemur, Ann McCarty,
Anne Morris and Barbara Perry.
North Hills Executive
To Address Chapel
North Hills executive W. E. Bran>
don will speak in chapel on October
Mr. Brandon is also chairman of
the new Baptist Council on Chris
tian Life and Public Affairs of North
Dr. Harold Dudley, General Sec
retary of the Presbyterian Synod of
North Carolina, will lead worship
services in chapel on October 29.
Meredith Profs. Appointed
Miss Peoden Will
Advise Foreign Students
Miss Anne Peaden, Spanish pro
fessor, has been officially recog
nized as foreign student advisor for
Miss Peaden's role as advisor will
include scheduling and other prob
lems and arranging “get-acquainted”
sessions for the school’s six foreign
students, Janis Hooper' from Guata-
mala, Claris Jenrette from Venezu
ela, Pirjo Kantelinen from Finland,
Mrs. Liberata Kihohia from Kenya.
Gertraud Pichler from Austria and
Maria Ruiz from Cuba.
In connection with this new job,
Miss Peaden will attend a confer
ence for advisors to be held in Gat-
linburg, Tenn., October 29-31.
Topics scheduled for discussion
include international questions.
Dr. Gotes Is Advisor
For Fulbright Program
Dr. Rosalie Gates of the history
department has been appointed to
the Fulbright Scholarship Program
as the campus advisor for Meredith.
This program, which permits
qualified students to study abroad, is
supported by federal grants.
Any students interested in apply
ing for a Fulbright Scholarship or in
talking with someone who knows
about the program are requested to
sec Dr. Gates in the history depart
Stote Fair Arts
Leonard White, art department
chairman, has been named superin
tendent of the Arts Division of the
N. C. State Fair currently underway.
As supervisor, Mr. White says, “I
am responsible for rules and regula*
tions governing competition, for
securing jurors, for installation and
maintenance of the exhibit and for
the administration of awards.”
He laughs as he notes that the
Arts Division “comes between
sweet potatoes and bee honey” in
the state fair catalogue.
The exhibit of art is on display in
the industrial exhibit building at the
Mr. White is also in the position
of overseeing photography and
school arts displays. These two sec
tions are supervised by Ralph Miller
and Rose Melvin respectively.
The next issue of the “Twig”
will be published on November 6,
All ideas or contributions should
.be turned into the “Twig” room on
rirst Brewer or info 201 New
Dorm by November 1.