Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
Meredith College Library
Raleigh, Nortii C'’.rolina
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., DECEMBER 11, 1969
Raleigh Students Fight City
In Battle of License Plates
Work goes on in Johnson Hail. Here a member of (he construction crew worlis on
the new staircase in (he rotunda.
Johnson Hall Work Continues,
One Phase Nearly Complete
If the New Dorm is called the
“Hilton,” then when the renovation
of Johnson Hall is completed, it may
appropriately be called the lounge.
The present phase of work being
done in Johnson Hall is expected to
be completed during the Christmas
holidays, according to Business Man
ager Joe Baker.
Completion of the rotunda will
President E. Bruce Heilman will
be moved into his new office on
the second floor during the Christ-
Two senior and two junior-
associate members were tapped into
the Silver Shield Monday, December
8, at the organization’s annual fall
Tapped into senior membership
were Lou Pearce and Karen Watson.
Junior associates inducted were Gail
Gaddy and Fair Merriman.
Mrs. Teenie Sink Bingham, a
1968 Meredith graduate, addressed
the chapel audience prior to the
Silver Shield is an honorary ser
vice organization. Membership is
based on “constructive leadership,
Christian character and service to
the school” and is determined by
vote of the faculty and the members
of the society.
Other members of Silver Shield
are Bonnie Sparks, president; Cindy
Griffith; Peggy Williams; Peggy
Timmerman; Mary Turner; Brooks
McGirt; and Barbara Perry.
mas holidays. The offices of the
business manager will then be ex
panded into President Heilman’s
present offices. The Academic
Dean’s office has already been
moved, and the ‘Registrar has moved
in to the Dean’s former office space.
Dean of Students offices will occupy
the whole west wing in which they
are now situated.
(Continued on page four)
The battle of the license plates
goes on in Raleigh, with students
winning one day, the city holding
on the next, and at press time, the
situation had not been resolved.
The license plate controversey
was precipitated by the Raleigh city
council’s ordinance passed before
Thanksgiving and requiring all mo
torists with a North Carolina license
plate and living in ‘Raleigh for 60
days to purchase a city tag.
Students from the six Raleigh
schools, many of whom would be
affected by the new ordinance,
reacted immediately. The student
government at NCSU sent a letter
of protest to the city council.
The argument took on greater di
mensions last Thursday, December
4, when North Carolina Atty. Gen.
Robert Morgan entered the fray to
inform council that he supports the
position of Raleigh students. Mor
gan's opinion, made at the request of
NCSU Business Manager J. D.
Wright, does not have the force of
law and is not binding on the city.
City attorney Donnie Smith an
nounced Friday that the city planned
to “stick by its ordinance.”
The city tags, which will go on
sale January 2 for $1, must be dis
played by all cars with a North
Carolina license, according to the
ordinance. Owners of cars with out-
of-state licenses will not be required
to purchase city tags so long as the
state of North Carolina does not re
quire them to buy a state tag. Such
owners have been urged by officials
to check with the N. C. Department
of Motor Vehicles if confused as to
requirements for buying state plates.
Atty. Gen. Morgan’s opinion as
serts that students cannot be re
quired to buy city tags unless they
arc voting, tax-paying resident of the
Morgan recalled in his opinion
that former Atty. Gen. Seawell held
Junior Class Wins Stunt,
Two-in-a-Row for 1971
The Class of 1971 came away
with Stunt honors for the second
year in a row Friday night, Decem
The juniors, led by chairmen
Geni Tull and Connie Kidwell, won
the 46-year-old contest between the
classes with their original skit en
titled, “How to Gel A Head in the
The next issue of THE 'FWIG
will be published after the Christ*
mus holidays. THE TWIG staff
wishes to take this opportunity to
wisii Its readers a Merry Christ
mas and a Happy New Year.
in 1958 that the city of Durham
could not require Duke University
students to buy city license plates.
Following the city attorney’s refu
tation of the attorney general’s
opinion, NCSU student body presi
dent Jack Barger indicated that stu
dents may test the ordinance in
However, Barger noted that he
prefers to “work something out”
with city officials rather than take
the matter into court. He pointed
out that the ordinance will surely be
a topic of discussion at the monthly
meeting of the newly organized
council between city officials and
student government presidents from
the six Raleigh colleges.
The council was to meet tonight
(Thursday), December 11, in the
office of Mayor Seby B. Jones.
Mayor Jones was the only member
of th city council to vote against the
ordinance at its November 17 adop
The city expects to earn between
$14,000 and $25,000 in additional
revenue from sales of the tags to
Christmas Concerts To Be
Celebration of Season
Jungle.” Starring in the junior pro
duction were Gwyn Matthews, Jane
Kiser, Nancy Ausbon, Chris Barker,
Carolyn Pond, Lynn Middleton,
Joyce Little and Ellen Page. Also
appearing were Nancy Watkins,
Beverly Easter and Julie Ballou. The
story concerned a safari through
(Continued on page six)
Sume members of the Junior Class Stunt, “How to Gel A Head in (he Jungle,” pose
with Stunt Chairmen, Geni Tull and Connie Kidwell (far right) holding trophy.
The Meredith music department
will celebrate the Christmas season
in two separate concerts, December
13 and 14.
The department will present a
program of varied selections on Sat
urday night, December 13, at
8 ;00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Appearing in this program will be
James Clyburn, member of the
Meredith music department, pianist;
the Meredith College Ensemble di
rected by Beatrice Donley, voice
instructor; the Chorus and the
Singers, both directed by Mrs. Jane
Sullivan; and the N. C. State Uni
versity Orchestra, conducted by
The first part of the program will
consist of compositions by Bliss,
Tschaikovsky and Mozart.
The Ensemble, with Fair Merri
man at the piano, will present sev
eral old Christmas favorites featur
The Annual Concert of Christmas
Music by the Meredith College
choruses, directed by Mrs. Jane Sul
livan, will be presented on Sun-
Meredith is not as far from “Free
University” status as many may
have thought. Independent research
courses which will be offered at
Meredith in the near future at the
request of a group of students will
serve a two-fold purpose, according
to Academic Dean Allen Burris.
“For students it means an avenue
whereby they may pursue courses
not previously offered,” he points
out. Secondly, this new program will
give flexibility to faculty members
of all departments as to the subjects
they can teach. Dean Burris adds.
This system of independent re
search is not new in the Meredith
curriculum, he also notes. The his
tory and sociology departments have
had success with the program.
In other departments, the date of
adoption and acceptable courses of
fered will have to be co-ordinated
by the respective department heads.
The new Meredith College Cata
logue to be published by February,
1970, will contain the information
concerning this program.
Dean Burris has disclosed that he
will be teaching or directing a group
concerning Politics and Protests next
semester. There is a strong possi-
(Continued on page six)
day afternoon, December 14, at
3:00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Dr. Anthony Donly, oboe soloist
and the N. C. State University String
Orchestra will also have parts on the
Dr. Donly is a professor of
mathematics and physics at N. C.
Slate and has appeared for several
years as oboe soloist with the Lon
Get "Wheels '
No longer will Meredith juniors
be forced to beg rides, wait for late
buses or complain about taxi rates.
For, at long last, juniors have
On November 21, the student
body voted unanimously to allow
juniors to have cars on-campus, fol
lowing President E. Bruce Heilman’s
approval of the measure.
Previously this privilege has been
limited to seniors.
A special committee under the
chairmanship of Miss Louise Flem
ing, appointed by President E. Bruce
Heilman to “study the situation and
make recommendations about the
parking of automobiles on the cam
pus,” has completed its work.
Among the matters the committee
has recommended for administrative
action are bumper decals for resi
dent, non-resident and faculty cars;
new fining regulations and division
of parking areas. Final approval of
the measures is expected by second
Serving on the committee besides
Miss Fleming are Dean Marie Ma
son, Business Manager Joe Baker,
Day Student President Carol Lemley
and SGA president Cindy Griffith.
Jane Alligood also served as a non
In announcing his approval of
junior cars on campus, Pres. Heil
man commented, “I believe this
privilege for juniors is in keeping
with the need and programs extend
ing beyond the campus in the in-
terinstitutional cooperation oppor
Juniors were asked to use the-
newly-completed east campus park
ing lot until the committee could!
complete its work.
In other legislative changes, stu
dents voted Friday, December 5 to
extend closing hours on Friday
nights to 1:00 a.m.