Kaleigh, North Cirolina May Court TUC T\Min Dorseft Plays Chosen 1 H r 1 vv1 Senex See Page One ■ 1 1 Lht I W W 1 ^^1^ See Page Three Newspaper oj ihe Students of Meredith College Vol. XLIV MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., OCTOBER 23,1969 No. 3 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 lege teachers. 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 of religion. 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 kin. 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 pre-Halloween festivities. 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 Littleton. 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 Court attendants. The senior class named Phyllis Jeffreys, a math major from Louis- burg. and Jean Lindsay, a biology major from Winston-Salem as its representatives. The juniors selected Corinne Blaylock, their Class president from New Bern, as well as Gail Baddy of Goldsboro. Gail Stroscio of Whiteville and Lana Duren of Richnwnd, Va., were chosen by the sophomores as their representatives. 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 Lindsuy. 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 ment. 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 tober 27. 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. (Continued on page 4) 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 famous monsters.” 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 mester. 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 time.” She expresses the hope that such programs will continue in future years if successful. OUTSTANDING SENIORS 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 27. Mr. Brandon is also chairman of the new Baptist Council on Chris tian Life and Public Affairs of North Carolina. 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 Meredith. 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 ment. White Supervises 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 fairgrounds. 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. NOTICE 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.