Meredltti College ITbrai-
Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., NOVEMBER 5, 1970
Ten Chosen as "Outstanding Seniors"
Th« ten Outstanding Seniors of 1971 (top, l*r) Linda Austin, Linda Ball, Barbara
Curtis, Jane Davis, Chris Fecho, (bottom, l>r) Gwyn Hilliard, Lyn Middleton, Sandrs
Stone, Glynda Warren and Nancy Watkins.
Freshman Class Elects Officers
To Serve Campus Organizations
The freshman class recently
elected class officers and representa
tives to the campus organizations.
Susan Jenning of Kinston, lead
ing the freshman class as president,
commented that she wants to meet
and work with the class of ’74 as a
Vice-president Vivian Craig, who
is from Stanley, stated that she ran
for office because she was active in
high school and wants to be an ac
tive student at Meredith.
Margaret (Meg) Pruette was
elected treasurer of the class. “Be
sides loving money,” says Meg, from
Sanford, “F want to work for the
Meredith College will host the
Lyric Players on Thursday, Nov. 12,
as they stage Jean Paul Sartre’s “No
Exit” at 8:00 p.m. in Jones Audi
torium. The Lyric Players is an off-
Broadway, New York-based com
pany which has been in existence
Committed to the purpose of en
couraging an appreciation of the
finest in the theatrical arts, the com
pany is described “as a non-profit
educational association of dedicated
professional actors and directors,” A
secondary purpose of the group is to
instruct students in the many facets
of the performing arts. Heading this
successful organization is Marcia
Written up in such magazines as
Newsweek, Show Business, and
Backstage, the Lyric Players have
been seen in numerous plays and
films. Among their dramatic cre
dentials are the dramas “Look Back
in Anger,” “Spoon River An
thology,” “The Glass Menagerie”
■■ and “J. B.” Their films include “Up
the Down Staircase” and “The Mid
Sartre’s “No Exit” is an exciting
drama about a man and two women
eternally trapped in a strange mys
terious hell. The drama is especially
pertinent to the confused seventies,
I and the interpretation of the play by
1, the Lyric Players has inspired ac
claim. Austin Scars in Show Business
writes, “ ‘No Exit’ ... is provaca-
tive, frequently exciting, and rele
vant to our times, . . . taut direction.
. . . The cast has been paced well
and turns in electric performances
i ... . Bill Nizely as the male inmate
of hell is superb. His intense charac-
Phoenix Chen serves the fresh
man class as secretary.
The successful Corn Huskin’ co-
chairmen are Woody Dicus and B. J.
George, who were both interested
in helping their class win.
Other class leaders include Cathy
Sink and Nancy Heilman, co-chair
men of Stunt; Jean Summer
ville and Rosemary New, represen
tatives to the Legislative Board;
Martha Thomason, freshman repre
sentative to the Judicial Board;
Janice Sams, member of the Mere
dith Christian Association Board;
and Patricia Thrower, member of
the Meredith Recreation Association
terization builds throughout the per
Colleges along the eastern sea
board have responded enthusiasti
cally to the Lyric Players and to “No
Dr. W. R. Ledford
Travels in Spain
W. R. Ledford, assistant Professor
of Spanish, is spending most of the
fall semester in Spain. He left recent
ly for a forty-two day trip by way of
London and Paris. Most of the timt.
will be spent in Spr'a where Dr.
Ledford not only pip stospendsome
time in Madrid but will visit many of
the historic reties of Spain. The cities
on the itenerary include Madrid and
its environs, Toledo, Salamanca
Escorial and Alcala de Henares.
There will be a northern tou> lO in
clude Barcelona and the • mous old
city of the Crusades, Santiago de
Compostela- A Southern tour is also
on the agenda: the way of Do.i
Quijote through New Castile via
Lisbon, Portugal to Sevilla Cordoba,
Granada and east to Valencia.
While in Madrid Dr. Ledford will
visit with Louise Mora Foster,
1967 Meredith graduate and Span
ish major. Miss Foster is spending a
year at the University of Madrid for
her Master’s degree in Spanish
through Middlebury College. Led
ford will also do some research at
the San Lorenzo Library of the
Escorial in the Cervantian period
while in Madrid.
Dr. Ledford will return to teach
ing Spanish at Meredith during the
spring semester, 1971.
The ten Meredith students chosen
as Outstanding Seniors for 1970-71
include Linda Austin, Linda Ball,
Barbara Curtis, Jane Davis, Chris
Fecho, Gwyndolyn M. Hilliard, Lyn
Middleton, Sandra Stone, Glynda
Warren, and Nancy Watkins.
These students were selected by
the members of the senior class for
their outstanding contributions to
Their class and to Meredith.
Linda Austin, a sociology major,
was a freshman adivser and is a
senior hall proctr - this year. Linda
is from Hickory.
Linda Ball, from f'ewport News,
Va., is a sociology major and a
member of the Sociology Club and
the International Relations Club.
Barbara Curtis, majoring in for
eign language, was a star of Stunt
her sophon?bre year and spent her
junior year in Spain. Barbara is
from Daytona Beach, Fla.
Astrotekton president Jane Davis
■' also vice-president of the Young
Republicans Club, serves on the Stu
dent Activities Board and was vice-
president of Astros last year. Jane,
The freshman class emerged as
first place overall winners of Com-
huskin’ events. The junior class
was second place winners. Third
place winners were the Sophomores.
The winners of the individual
events of Cornhuskin’ are given a
certain number of points by each of
the judges. The winner of each indi
vidual event is the class with the
most points. To determine the over
all winners the points of each class
The costume parade was won by
the juniors. Freshmen took second
place in costumes with the sopho
mores in third place.
Seniors won Hog-callin’ with the
juniors and sophomores in second
and third place respectively.
Seniors also won the apple bob
bing competition. Juniors took sec
ond place and sophomores took
Fair Merriman’s tall tale won
another first place for the seniors.
The juniors took second place in
the tail tale told by Susan Van
Wageningen. Robin Noel won third
Dr. Knight Sponsors
Thursday, Nov. 5, 1970 marks
ihe two hundredth year smce the
birth of William Wordsworth. In
England special commemorative
stamps are being issued and, no
doubt, various groups will meet to
celebrate the birth of one of the
foremost Romantic poets of 17th
and .8th century England.
Meredith students will have the
opportunity to share in the celebra
tion. On Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
in the projection room of the
Carlisle Campbell Library, Dr. lone
Kemp Knight of the Meredith
English department will present “An
Evening with Wordsworth.”
The hour-long program will fea
ture passages written by the nature
poet about scenes in his native
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who is from Lumberton, is majoring
in history and math.
Chris Fecho, a major in home ,
economics and art, is a member of
the Home Economics Club and the
Art Club. Chris, from Tarboro, has
served as a member of the Meredith.
Recreation Association Board and
was junior class editor of the Oak
Leaves. This year she is president of
the new dorm.
Gwyndolyn Matthews Hilliard,
from Raleigh, starred in Stunt her
sophomore and junior years. Gwyn
is an English major and vice-presi-
dent of the Colton English Club.
Acorn editor Lyn Middleton, is a
member of the Art Club and
Sociology Club. Lyn is a sociology
major from Cedartown, Ga.
Math major Sandra Stone, is a
member of the Math Club and co
editor of the Oak Leaves. Sandra is
Glynda Warren, president of the
IRC, is a history major from Golds
boro. Glenda spent last semester at
Nancy Watkins, a math major
place in tall tale for the sophomore
First place in attendance went to
the freshmen. Sophomores got sec
ond place and Juniors took third
place in attendance.
Freshmen also won first place for
their song. Second place went to
the sophomores. Juniors won third
place in song.
For husking the corn the faculty
won first place. Freshmen were
second and Sophomores were third.
Each event does not have the
same number of points given for the
different places. The costume pa
rade and the song are worth more
points than the other events.
Overall, the freshman class had
three first places, and two second
places. Sophomores won two sec
ond places and six third places.
Juniors won one first place, four
second places and two third places.
Seniors won three first places. The
faculty won one first place.
from Henderson, was freshman
class treasurer and is presently vice-
president of the Collegiate Academy
of the North Carolina Academy of
“Hoyt Taylor of the cafeteria is
making every effort to please the
students,” says Julie Ballou, chair
man of the newly formed Cafeteria
Committee. “He is listening to com
plaints, criticisms and suggestions,”
To reach the students directly, a
suggestion box will be placed at one
end of the dining hall for improve
ment ideas in cafeteria service. A
monthly prize of $5.00 will be
awarded to the best suggestion be
ginning with November. A grand
prize of $25.00 will be given for the
best suggestion during the year.
Joe Baker, Dr. Marie Mason,
Julie Ballou and Helen Wilkie will
review the suggestions from the box
Although suggestions of any nature
are welcomed, they must be usuable
and must be beneficial to the ma
jority of the student body before
they will be considered by the
Another service which Taylor
plans to begin on Wednesday, No
vember 11, is a weekly rap session to
be held in Belk Dining Had. Stu
dents, faculty, administration, and
guests are invited to come and dis
cuss various topics from 3:00 to
3:30 p.m. The cafeteria will pro
At the meetings of the Cafeteria
Committee, Mr. Taylor listens to
suggestions which the committee
members—Linda Bell, Vivian Craig,
Wrlston Jones, Amiee Oakley and
Vicki Owen had collected.
“Mr. Taylor and the committee
are anxious to see any student in
dividually about any matter con
cerning the cafeteria,” Julie states.
The cafeteria staff wants to have
something special for the students
such as the combo picnic or the luau
as often as possible. Julie concludes,
“We all hope to improve the food
service with the patience and help of
Freshmen B. J. George (I) and Woody Dicus cany off the prize after Corn Husklo^
last Thursday night.
Meredith Hosts Lyric Players
In Paul Sartre's Play, No Exit
Freshmen Win Corn Huskin’;
Glass of 1971 Does It Again