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Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MAY 21, 1970
William C. Archie to Deliver Address
At Commencement Exercises May 31
Dr. William C. Archic will deliver the
Commencement Address on May 31.
Meredith College will observe its
1970 Commencement on May 30
and 31. Candidates for graduation
Dr. William C. Archie, executive
director of the Mary Reynolds Bab
cock Foundation in Winston-Salem
and former director of the North
Carolina Board of Higher Educa
tion, will deliver the Commencement
Address in the Elva Bryan Mclver
Amphitheater on Sunday, May 31,
at 5 P.M.
Dr. Archie, a native of Salisbury,
received his education at Davidson,
Wake Forest and Princeton Uni
Questionnaire Reveals Many
Attitudes Toward Chapel
The results of the Chapel Ques
tionnaire have been compiled with
the following results:
On the question of required
chapel, 28 students strongly agreed
that chapel should be required; 124
agreed; 138 disagreed; 179 strongly
Nineteen students strongly agreed
that attendance should be checked;
114 agreed; 177 disagreed; 145
Forty - five students strongly
agreed that attendance should be by
the honor system; 165 agreed; 171
disagreed; 63 strongly disagreed.
Two hundred five students
strongly agreed that worship should
be voluntary rather than compul
sory; 171 agreed; 46 disagreed; 10
Types of chapels were rated as
follows, beginning with the one most
preferred: concerts, plays, SGA,
The following information was
gathered from the true-false section:
One hundred forty-three students
felt the atmosphere of chapel would
be improved if books were left out
side; 331 did not feci this was a
Feeling was not as divided on the
issue of paying chapel checkers.
Two hundred agreed that they
should be paid while 286 disagreed.
The new ticket system for con
certs and lectures was given almost
unanimous approval with only seven
students voting to discontinue it next
Three hundred fifty-three stu
dents felt the ticket system had in
creased their freedom in choosing
Miss Bell Retires
After 29 Years
Of Service Here
Miss Lila Bell, who has served
Meredith College as Instructor of
Education since 1941 and as Assis
tant Professor of Education since
1944, is retiring.
Miss Bell received her A.B. at
U.N.C. in 1922 where she also did
post-graduate work. She received
her Master’s Degree in Education at
Duke in 1930 and did post-graduate
work at Columbia.
Miss Bell is a member of the
NEA, the NCEA, and the Associa
tion of Childhood Education. She
is a member of the Delta Kappa
Gamma fraternity of which she was
president from 1'947--1949. She is
also a member of Kappa Delta PI.
Miss Bell is a native of Enfield.
which chapels they wished to attend
while 148 did not feel any increase
in this freedom.
When asked if the ticket system
had encouraged them to attend more
concerts and lectures than they ordi
narily would have, 297 said “yes”;
166 said “no.”
According to the poll, most
chapel checkers do require the ac
tual ticket before excusing the cut.
On the other hand, 335 students
said chapel checkers did not post
absences regularly while 84 said
their particular checker did.
In fact, 56 students admitted not
even knowing who their chapel
checker was; 419 did know their
Concerning Founders’ Day, 199
students thought it should be re
quired for all members of the college
community, but 278 felt that it
should not be required.
One hundred twenty-seven stu
dents said they did not understand
the procedure for having chapel cuts
excused; 354 did understand the
procedure. Two hundred twenty-one
students had used the procedure;
257 said they had not.
Reasons for cutting chapel were
ranked as follows: studying — 315,
dislike of program — 154, con
venience — 109, dislike of required
chapel — 75, other —42.
Two hundred five students felt
that eating in chapel deserved a
penalty; 167 felt talking in chapel
deserved one; 62 thought studying
deserved one; 55 thought sleeping
deserved one. Suggested penalties
Included campuses, reprimands, de
merits, call downs, and taking away
a free chapel cut.
One hundred people felt the
chapel checkers should impose the
penalty; 72 thought that any stu
dent should be able to give penal
ties; 44 thought Judicial or Inter*
dorm Board members should pena
lize; 29 thought this duty should fall
to Legislative Board members.
An overwhelming majority of stu
dents wanted to see the concerts and
lectures series expanded.
Attendance at the concerts and
lectures this year ranged as follows:
Locas Hoving Dance — 352,
Earl Wilson — 281, Christmas
Chorus Concerts — 210, Italian
Girl in Algiers — 170, Dis
tinguished Faculty Lecture — 134,
Music Department Recitals — 118.
The results of this chapel evalua
tion questionnaire will be presented
to the Chapel Committee, chaired
by Dean Allen Burris. Information
gained from this questionnaire will
be considered in planning next
year’s chapel schedule.
He has taught at Wake Forest,
Duke, Emory University and the
University of Delaware.
Dr. Archie is presently a member
of the Board of Visitors at Davidson
Three Meredith students have
been awarded National Science
Foundation Undergraduate Re
search Fellowships for the summer
of 1970. Vickie Regan and Lymi
McDowell, chemistry majors and
rising seniors, will participate in a
research program in the Chemistry
Department at the College of
William and Mary, under the direc
tion of Professor S. Y. Tyree, Jr.
Nancy Watkins, a math and chemis
try major, will participate in a re
search program in the Chemistry
Department at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, un
der the direction of Professor Wil
liam E. Hatfield.
These research fellowships are
awarded on a competitive basis, and
for ten weeks duration. The fellow
ships are designed to encourage un
dergraduate interest in research and
professional contact. The students
work in a research laboratory, and
participate in seminars and discus
sions with research groups com
posed of faculty and graduate stu
In addition to the fellowship
which she accepted at William and
Mary, Vickie Regan, was awarded
a summer research fellowship in
physics at Brookhaven National
Laboratories, Brookhaven, New Jer
sey. She elected instead to accept
the fellowship in inorganic chemistry
at William and Mary.
The general area of concentration
will be in inorganic chemistry for
all three girls. At the present, all
three plan to attend graduate school
in chemistry upon completion of
their degree at Meredith.
Tina Vaughn will be selling
prints of photos which have ap
peared in the TWIG this year dur*
ing exam week for 10c a print.
Watch the Post Office doors for the
times and places.
and the Board of Trustees at War
ren Wilson College.
He is married and is a “lousy but
Dr. John Howell, minister at the
First Baptist Church, Washington,
D. C., will deliver the Baccalaureate
Sermon in Jones Auditorium Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock.
Saturday Class Day Exercises in
the amphitheater at 4 p.m. will in
clude the traditional daisy chain
processional by Senior and Sopho
The Meredith College Depart
ment of Music will present its an
nual commencement concert in
Jones Auditorium Saturday, May
30, at 8 p.m.
The Meredith Alumnae Associa
tion, headed by Mrs. William H.
Simpson of Raleigh, will meet
Saturday morning. Madeline Elliot
Buchanan, Meredith alumna and
outstanding church and civic leader
of Dover, Delaware, will address the
A luncheon for seniors and their
parents will follow the Baccalaureate
TO THE SENIORS
Congratulations to the Class of
1970. Best Wishes for a happy and
Meredith Expresses Concern
In Memorial, Write-in, March
A memorial service was held in
the court Tuesday night. May 5, for
the four Kent State students who
died during a demonstration against
Pres. Nixon’s action in Southeast
Over 200 students and faculty
members attended the service.
Mary Turner moderated the dis
cussions on the political move, and
Dr. Roger Crook, chairman of the
Religion Department, made com
ments. Dr. Crook stated that he
realized the “ambiguous feelings”
students had toward their commit
ments to studies and protest, but he
added that “being involved and con
cerned with our country, I think,
should be our main concern.”
On Thursday, May 7, a write-in
was held at the fountain in the court.
with chants of “What do we want?”
“Peace!” and ‘^When do we want
it?” “Now!” War protest songs, in
cluding “The Great Mandella” and
“The Cruel War” were sung along
with “Kum Ba Yah.”
After the students marched down
Hillsborough Street, they gathered
at the Capitol where Cathy Sterling,
president-elect of the SGA at
NCSU, read a statement from Gov.
A Meredith student commented
that the statement “said a lot of
nothing” but that it did inform the
marchers that Scott realized how the
marchers felt. He expressed his in
tention to reveal the students’ feel
ings to Pres. Nixon when he met
with the President.
Governor Scott stated that he had
Reed and Barton Silversmiths of
Taunton, Mass. recently announced
that Peggy Williamson has been
awarded one of the 100 “Starter
Set” prizes for her entry in the
silver firm’s 1970 Silver Opinion
Competition. Nearly 30,000 uni
versity women entered the contest
this Spring. She will receive approxi
mately $75 in sterling, fine china
Her pattern selections were as
follows: Reed and Barton’s Tara”
sterling silver, Lenox's “Brookdale”
China and Lenox's "Weatherly"
Students ‘‘write in” on issues of war involvement and Kent State.
Paper and Meredith envelopes were
provided for the letters to Congress
men and Pres. Nixon. Over 60 let
ters were mailed.
Participation in protest at Mere
dith was not limited to the me
morial service and the write-in.
Around 30 Meredith students
took part in the May 8 march on the
State Capitol to protest the killing of
four Kent State students and the
involvement of the United States in
The march, organized in the
brickyard at State, began at 11 a.m.
no intention of retracting his sup
port of Nixon’s decision to send
troops into Cambodia.
By 2 p.m., over 1,500 students
had arrived from Carolina. ECU,
puke, Peace, St. Augustine’s, Da
vidson, UNC-G and Meredith.
Each school sent a delegate to a
conference with Gov. Scott. Fair
Merriman represented Meredith.
Marti Miller, a Meredith sopho
more who attended the march, re
ported, “It was a peaceful demon
stration. I wish that more could be
THE TWIG staff would like to take this opportunity to wish the
students of Meredith College GOOD LUCK on exams and have a
SAFE and HAPPY summer! See you next year!
Any students who arc interested
in participating in (he New Mobe
peace canvas of Raleigh homes
and shopping centers for the next
few weeks are asked to call New
Mobe headquarters at 755241S.