Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C, SEPTEMBER 2, 1971
Burris Is Acting President
Dr. C. Allen Burris, academic
. dean of Meredith College, has been
appointed acting president of Mere
dith. This announcement was made
‘ by C. C. Cameron, chairman of the
. Board of Trustees.
Burris will serve as acting presi-
. dent of Meredith during the interim
period as Meredith’s Presidential Se-
‘ lection Committee continues to-
. wards selection of a new president
to suceed Dr. E. Bruce Heilman.
. Heilman will become president of
the University of Richmond on ^p-
. Action on Burris’ appointment
was taken by the Executive Commit-
• tee of the Board of Trustees at their
, August meeting and was made ef
fective immediately during the ab-
' scnce of the president or when he
. leaves at the end of August to be
come President of the University of
Burris has been academic dean
. of Meredith since September, 1969.
He came to Meredith from St.
Andrews College in Laurinburg
where he was a professor of history
and politics. Before that he was on
the faculty at Gardner-Webb Col
lege in Boiling Springs.
Dr. Burris was born in Union
County and is the son of Mrs. C. C.
Burris and the l«te Dr. C. C. Burris
of Wingate. His father was former
president of Wingate College.
Burris was graduated from Win
gate College, received his B.S. de
gree from Wake Forest University,
the B.D. degree from Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Wake Forest and the M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees from Duke Universi
His student awards and activities
include the faculty “Best All-
Around Student” award at Wingate,
varsity basketball and baseball and
glee club at Wingate, president of
the student legislature at Wake For
est, and recipient of the History De
partment scholarship at Duke.
New Faculty Faces
; For Meredith
The Rev. Gene Phillips, 36, as-
. s :iate pastor of Raleigh’s Forest
• 1 Is Baptist Church, has been ap-
• f nted college minister at Meredith
. ( liege, effective August 23.
\s college minister, Phillips’ re-
insibilities will be the supervision
01 all religious activities and the
spiritual environment of the campus.
• 'e will work with Baptist churches,
.\ th the Meredith Christian As-
s :iation, and the Baptist Student
'L tion in coordinating religious ac-
.ti ities for the college.
. Rev. Phillips has been associate
pi stor of Forest Hills Baptist
•C lurch since 1969.
Seventeen new faculty appoint
ments for the 1971-72 academic
year at Meredith College have been
. introduced by .Acting President
Dean Allen Burris. An assistant li
brarian, two full-time instructors,
and 14 part-time teachers were
introduced by Dr, Burris.
Full Time FacuKy
Miss Mildred Mallette, former
cataloge librarian at Shaw Universi
ty, is an assistant librarian at
Meredith. She received her B.S. de
gree from Bennett College and the
M.S.L.S. degree from N. C. Central
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Brewer of
Apex, former head of the English
Department at Apex High School is
an instructor of English. She re
ceived her A.B. degree from Mere
dith and the M.A. degree from N. C.
Mrs. Phyllis M. Tyler of Raleigh
is an instructor of sociology. She
previously worked in the Wake
County Juvenile Courts as a proba
tion counselor, supervisor and di-
.Test Your Talent
•Here Is Schedule
■ Try Out Schedule for “The Sound
Female Singing Parts: Tuesday,
September 7, 6:45 p.m., Jones Aud.
• I'Jon-singing Female Parts: Wed
nesday, September 8, 8:00 p.m.,
' Joi\es Aud.
ii. Female Dancers: Thursday, Sep-
, umber 9, 6:30 p.m., Jones Aud.
Martha Bielat (left) and Jane Huntley (right) enjoyed Europe on five dollars a da
Sound of Music Coming;
Tryouts Begin Nexf Week
Dr. Burris served four years as
an officer in the U. S. Navy, lived
two years in Naples, studied in Great
Britain, and traveled extensively in
Western Europe and the Near East.
He is married to the former Jane
Russell of Mt. Olive and they have
two children. Dr. and Mrs. Burris
are members of First Baptist Church
in Raleigh and live at 1322 Duplin
rector of court services. Mrs. Tyler
received her B.S. degree and the
Certificate of Social Work from
the Univcrcity cf Minnesota a
M.S.W. degree from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Part Time Additions
New part-time faculty members
and their teaching area are as fol
Terry Alan Bagg, English; Dr.
James E. Bengel, psychology;
Hamilton William Fish, mathemat
ics; Mrs. Sally P. O’Connor, home
economics; Mrs. Nancy Sasnett,
business and economics; Miss
Marlha C. Bankston, home eco
And, Mrs. Jane Guion Kanipe,
mathematics; Donald R. Roberts,
history and political science; Mrs.
Mary Peacock Beyer, piano; Miss
Henrietta McBee, art; Miss Anne F.
Hill, art; Miss Judith J. Sawtell, art;
Frank Faulkner, art; and Mrs.
Frances Vandiver, physical educa
Meredith College will hold try
outs September 7-9 for its fall pro
duction of Rogers and Hammer-
stein's musical “The Sound of
Music.” There are parts for all types
of talent in the play, so anyone and
everyone is welcome to tryout. No
previous theatrical experience is
necessary in order to audition for a
Try outs for the female singing
leads will be held at 6:45 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 7, in Jones
Auditorium. The female singing
leads are Maria, the governess to the
Von Trapp family; the Mother
Abbess, superior of the convent;
Elsa, the proposed fiancee of Cap
tain Von Trapp; Liesl, the sixteen-
year-old daughter of Captain Von
Trapp; Sister Berthe, the Mistress
of Novices; Sister Margaretta, die
Mistress of the Postulants; and Sis
ter Sophia, one of the convcnt nuns.
Anyone trying out for one of these
parts should prepare a song to sing
on Tuesday. A song from “The
Sound of Music” is preferred but not
necessary for try outs.
In addition to the female singing
leads, there are a number of non
singing female parts in the play.
Try outs for these roles will be held
at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep
tember 8, in Jones Auditorium. No
c i^r.pv.-wtiOn is ncccssary fcr trying
out for these non-singing parts.
Female dancers for the produc
tion will be auditioned at 6:30 p.m.
on Thursday, September 9, in Jones
Auditorium. Those interested in
dancing in the play should prepare
a short routine for the try outs.
Meredith College will present
“The Sound of Music” for the col
lege community and the public on
November 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m.
The production is under the over
all supervision of Mrs. Linda Bam-
ford, speech and drama instructor.
(Mrs. Bamford encourages students
who have questions about the pro
duction or the try outs to call her at
extension 265.) The choral work
will be under the direction of Mrs.
Jane Sullivan of the Meredith music
faculty, and the choreography will
be supervised by Mrs. Frances
Stevens, modem dance instructor at
When asked why they chose “The
Sound of Music” for Meredith’s fall
production, Mrs. Bamford replied
that, “ ‘The Sound of Music’ is one
of the best loved musicals in exis
tence. The heartwarming story and
lively songs make it a favorite with
almost everyone. Since Meredith has
never done a musical, we thought
that we should choose one that most
people liked. The Sound of Music’
is not only a very enjoyable play to
view, it is also a most rewarding
and cxciting play io peiioiui. Evcty-
one is encouraged to take the oppor
tunity to try out.
Europe on $5 a Day?
Armed with their copy of Europe
on S5 /t Day by Arthur Frommer
and lots of initiative, Jane HuntJey
and Martha Bielot, seniors this year
at Meredith, departed on June 7 for
a summer in Europe. They spent 6
weeks traveling by train throughout
all of the Eurijpean countries.
Martha and Jane decided to tour
Europe in the fall of their Junior
year. They purchased their tickets
through the International University
Association and obtained a giant
map of Europe from the AAA, on
which they charted their itinerary.
Unassociated with any tour group,
Jane and Martha could tour Europe
on their own schedules. Jane said
that traveling alone is the best way
(o go because of the opportunities
to meet more people and become
involved in the culture.
The girls landed first in London,
then flew directly to Amsterdam.
From there they traveled to
Germany, noted for its delicious
sausage, according to Jane. Aurich
and Lucem, Switzerland were the
next stops on the travels. A visit to
Mt. Pilatus, for a better view of the
beautiful scenery, found the giris in
32 degree weather and snow. Quite
a change from the normally warm
summer weather the girls found in
Jane and Martha added a third
person to their duo when they met
Jane Nichols, a former Meredith
student in Francc. They departed
for Madrid and then on to the
Riviera, Nice, and Monte Carlo.
Italy was the next stop on the
itenerary and Jane became very
enthusiastic in her commentary on
their stay there. Jane said, "The
people are extra, extra friendly —
especially the men." Most people
would tend to agree with that state
ment since Jane received a marriage
proposal on the romantic Isle of
Capris. The giris also saw the up
coming movie “Portnoy’s ^m-
piaint” being filmed on location in
They attended a special 4th of
July celebration in a club in Flor
ence. A ragtime band played fa
miliar American tunes to a “Ameri
cans Only” audience. Jane also said
that she found the best shopping
bargains in Florence.
After leaving Italy, perhaps re
luctantly, the girls travelled to
Munich and Augusburg, Germany,
then on to Paris. They arrived in
Paris for Bastille Day and viewed
the colorful parades and street
dances. The grand tour ended on a
high note in London when the girls
went to see 2 plays, “Fiddler on the
Roof” and “There’s A Giri in My
During the 6 week tour the giris
encountered little communication
difficulties, since Jane spoke Span
ish and Jane Nichols spoke fluent
French and some Italian. Germany
presented the only language prob
Jane said that the cost of the
travels was very inexpensive; they
never spent more than $3 on a room.
Several nights were spent in travel
since some of the train trips lasted
7-12 hours. They stayed mainly at
hotels that included breakfast with
Jane was highly enthusiastic
about her summer of “bumming”
around Europe and recommended it
to anyone really interested in meet
ing the people of Europe.
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