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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., APRIL 23,1970
Members of the May Court relax in the dorm. They are (L>R) Gail Gaddy, Queen
Culen Sessoms, Lana Duren, Gail Stroscio, Phyllis Jeffreys, Jean Martin (Front)
Corinne Blaylock, Maid of Honor Susan Roebuck and Anne Pittman. Missing when
the picture was made was Judy Matthews.
Member of Senior Class
1970 Oak Leaves Dedicated
To Dr. E, Bruce Heilman
A surprised and happy President
E. Bruce Heilman received the dedi
cation of the 1970 Oak Leaves from
the senior class on Friday, April 17.
Senior class president Anne Mor
ris made the presentation to Dr.
Heilman and read from the annual
dedication, “Who has considered
himself a member of the Gass of
’70 .. . growing as we have, through
four years’ experiences, expanding
our horizons, broadening our out
look, learning about each other and
ourselves — til the moment of reali
zation of belonging, can come with
In his thank-you remarks, Dr.
A Raleigh “first” will occur April
24 when 400 students from the Ra
leigh-based colleges and universities
(members of Cooperating Raleigh
Colleges) will perform a program of
sacred and classical music in Me
morial Auditorium at 8 p.m.
The 325-voice choir will consist
of the Meredith College Chorus
(Jane W. Sullivan, director), the
N. C. State Varsity Men’s Glee Club
(Milton Bliss, director) and Univer
sity Choir (James Dellinger, direc
tor), the Peace College Choir (Ray
mond Kreiner, director), and the St.
Mary’s College Glee Club (Geral
dine Cate, director). And orches
tral accompaniment will be by the
75-piece North Carolina State Uni
versity Orchestra, conducted by
Concert conductor will be Ger
hard P. Schroth, director of music
for the public schools of Racine,
Wisconsin. Schroth has been con-
certmaster of the Milwaukee Sym
phony and is the founder of the Lu
theran Choir of Milwaukee. For four
seasons he conducted the St. Louis
Philharmonic Orchestra and Civic
Chorus, later moving to Chicago to
become director of music at Rocke
feller Chapel on the University of
Chicago campus. He also directed
the chorus for the Kraft Music Hall.
His professional life has exhibited
an interest in young people; he has
conducted youth concerts, music
camps, state festivals, and summer
schools in at least 15 states and in
The public is cordially invited to
attend the concert, and there will be
no charge for admission.
Heilman commented, “Who at
Meredith could be more honored?”
He added that although he plans to
graduate this spring with the Class
of ’70 he will return for graduate
study in the fall.
Dr. Heilman brought a laugh
from the chapel audience when he
quipped, “After hearing Dr. Lem
mon’s speech, who am I to question
the judgement of this group?” His
comment referred to a tdk delivered
by Dr. Sarah Lemmon, history de
partment chairman, as the keynote
address of Student Government In
stallation. The amiual dedication
followed the installation service.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Heilman were
presented with copies of this year’s
Oak Leaves Editor, Beth Tilgh-
man Whitley, presented the annual
to the student body and thanked her
staff for their help prior to the dedi
Student Recitals Set
The Music department has sched
uled three more recitals for coming
Dianne Parker will be presented
in junior voice recital on April 28.
The program is to begin at 8 p.m.
The piano recital of Betty Hunt
will be held on May 2 at 8 p.m.
A joint recital featuring Ethel
Creech, organist, and Bonnie Sue
Barber, soprano, has been set for
May 5. The recital will begin at
8 p.m. in the small auditorium of
All are cordially invited to attend
these student recitals.
Meredith Presents the Sensational Sixties
In Traditional May Day Festivities, May 2
Meredith College will present its
traditional May Day festivities on
May 2. The “Sensational Sixties”
will be the theme of the May Day
exercises with a general review of
the decade in dance form.
There will be five movements —
music, space, hippies, fashion, and a
dance of mourning. In the latter of
these, the dance of mourning, three
individuals will dance to three differ
ent selections of music. One of the
dances to the accompaniment of the
Navy Hymn is in memory of the
late John F. Kennedy. A spiritual
has been chosen for Martin Luther
King and a dance to the Battle
Humn of the Republic will be in
tribute of Robert Kennedy.
Approximately sixty-five girls will
participate in the dancing exposition
in honor of the 1970 May Queen
Cullen Sessoms and her court. Mem
bers of the May Court include Maid
of Honor Susan Roebuck, senior
representatives Phyllis Jeffreys and
Jean Lindsay Martin, junior repre
sentatives Gail Gaddy and Corinne
Blaylock, sophomore representatives
Lana Duren and Gail Stroscio, and
freshman representatives Anne Pitt
man and Judy Matthews.
Other events of the day have been
disclosed by Penny Flynt, Registra
tion Chairman; Fair Merriman,
Hostess and Hall Party Chairman;
Janet Bell, Day Student Chairman;
and Nancy Smeltzer, Programs
Chairman. Beginning at 9 a.m. and
lasting until noon will be registration
for all guests who will be on cam
pus for Hospitality Weekend. The
Horse Show will be held between
the hours of 10 a.m. till 12 noon.
In the afternoon at 2 p.m., the home
economics department will put on
a fashion show. The major event of
the day, the presentation of the May
Queen and her court, will take place
at 4 p.m. This year the court has
decided to honor the practice of
winding the May Pole.
Following, at 8 p.m., there will
be a hootenanny in front of the
Belk Dining Hall Chimney.
The next issue of THE TWIG
will be published on May 7 by the
1970-71 staff. Editor Helen Wilkie
announces that all ideas and contri*
butions for the next issue should
be turned into the TWIG room on
First Brewer, or 313 Poteat by
May 2. The 19i9>70 staff takes this
opportunity to thank the student
body for their support this year.
Modern dance students practice for their part in May Day exercises. The theme of
May Day *70 ts “The Sensational Sixties.”
Meredith Juniors to Spend Year Abroad
Studying in France at University of Lyon
'The Twig' Awarded
The Twig has been named a win
ner in the fifth Annual Southeastern
College Newspaper Competition,
sponsored by Hollins College.
The Twig received honorable
mention in the “Best Women’s Col
lege Newspaper” Division awarded
by the Roanoke Times. Top winner
in the competition, was The Bullet
of Mary Washington College. Cam
pus Comments, the newspaper of
Mary Baldwin College also received
an honorable mention.
The Twig will receive an in
By Emory Farris
Two girls from Meredith, Jane
Nichols and Mabel Godwin, have
been accepted to spend their junior
year abroad at the University of
Lyon in France. Jane was also ac
cepted at the Mid-Florida College
Association at Nouchatel, Switzer
land and the New York University
Year Abroad Program in Paris.
The girls will be taking regular
courses, except they will b^e taught
in French. Jane is especially inter
ested in French impressionistic art
but neither of the girls have decided
exactly what they will be taking.
They will sail for France on Au
gust 27 and participate in an orien
tation period beginning September
9 and lasting until October 14 in
Paris. This orientation period will
consist mostly of a study of French
grammar. First semester lasts from
November 1 until February 28; sec
ond semester from March 1 until
The girls will be able to either
come back with the group in June or
stay in Europe to travel.
Jane will be living with a family
she knows in Lyon and Mabel will
be living in the dorm.
Lyon is an industrial city with
over a million people. It is situated
nearby the French and Swiss Alps
and affords skiing far into the
spring. Paris is four to five hours
away by train and the Riveria is
only about two hours away.
The UNC Year-at-Lyon program
is open to responsible men and
women in regular standing at one of
the campuses of the Consolidated
(Continued on page 4)
Jane Nichols and Mabel Godwin sludy a map of Paris prior to leaving for a year
of study in France.