Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., MARCH 30, 1972
Sams to Head TWIG
Carter Takes Charge
Determined Carolyn Carter, the
new president of S.G.A. 1972-1973,
has some stable ideas and programs
in mind for the purpose of uniting
and strengthening the Meredith stu
dent body and faculty into a closely
knit working group. As Carolyn
states, “with the size that Meredith is
in population, we have the potential
advantage to work as a whole on
many activities whereas many other
colleges and universities are unable
Though Carolyn, being involved
in various activities (such as, ten
nis team captain, supper club chair
man, hall proctor, and chairman of
Phi Rush), feels that there should be
a more diversified program of ac
tivities opened up to the students.
If there were more opportunities,
the students would have to show
some interest and responsibility in
order for the activities to be worth
She would like to, first of all, see
a student government office created
for the students as an official place
where they feel free to come and find
Menagerie to Be
Presented in April
The Glass Menagerie, a tender
charming play by Tennessee Wil
liams, will be presented Tuesday,
April 11 and Wednesday, April 12
at 8; 00 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Linda Bamford, director, says of
the play, “It is entirely different
from any other straight drama—a
dream play tied together by a narra
tor who is also a character.
Jeanie Alford, a sophomore at
Meredith College, will portray
Amanda Wingfield, a broken down
product of Southern gentility who
now lives in poverty. Amanda tries
to guide the lives of her son Tom,
played by Craig Bromby, a N. C.
State graduate now residing in Ra
leigh, and her daughter Laura, acted
by Pam Faison, a sophomore at
Meredith College. Tom is forced by
his mother’s nagging into an un
realistic world. Amanda, anxious to
have Laura married, compels her to
live in her own world. The climax
out what they can do to help make
the school a better institution.
Complaints, suggestions, discussions
about any problem could be more
directly sought out.
With so much misunderstanding
and “hand-me-down” information
from the meetings of the Student
Life Committee, Carolyn suggests
a different approach. She thinks that
it would be a better system if the
information discussed would be
given to the students by posted an
nouncements. This, could be “a
forceful initiating action.”
Carolyn would like to see the stu
dents get involved in political and
legislative activities with the state
and nation. This would not only be
helpful to the government, but
would serve as a tool to becoming
aware of what citizenship involves
and its responsibilities.
Through the Honor Code at
Meredith is a rather popular con
troversial topic, Carolyn thinks that
the Honor Code is beneficial and
that students should be more con
scious and aware of its meaning.
Two other very important offices,
president of the Meredith Christian
Association and Meredith Recrea
tional Association will be filled by
Becky Carraway and Linda Ehrlich.
The MCA offers opportunities for
service including work with children
in tutorial projects. The MRA or
ganizes and co-ordinates extra-curri
The Ex. Vice-president for the
next year will be Rita Richie; Elec
tions Board and Handbook, Debor
ah Suggs; Co-chairman REW, Jame
Harris and Mary Alice Williamson;
College Marshall, Lynn Craig; Edi
tor of Twig, Janice Sams; Co-
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of the play appears when Tom in
vites his friend Jim, played by Reg
gie Hundley, a freshman at N. C.
State, to have dinner at his home.
Laura, encouraged by Amanda,
becomes interested in Jim, only to
discover that he is already engaged.
The world of make-believe collapses
for Amanda and Laura, and Tom, in
desperation, leaves home.
Guests are invited. Admission is
The characters of “The Glass Menagerie” rehearse diligently for Meredith spring
production to be presented on April 11 and 12. Left to right are: Reggie Hundley,
Jeanie Alford, Pam Faison and Craig Bromby.
Victory smiles beam from the faces of Carolyn Carter, new president of SGA; Becky Carraway, president of MCA; and
Linda Ebrlicb, president of MRA.
Ad hoc committees with intrigu
ing names — Brainstorming, Com
mittee on committees — have re
cently been born on ca.m.pus as a
result of Dr. John Weems’ continu
ing program of educating himself
about Meredith life.
“A singular purpose committee
with a limited life” is Dr. Weems’
definition of ad hoc committees.
These committees are for fact
finding, not policy-making, pur
poses. The facts found by the tem
porary studies will be channeled into
the appropriate standing commit
Another purpose of these com
mittees is to fulfill the promise for a
climate for change. Change is not
being sought for the sake of change,
nor is change being sought just be
cause a new administration has
Rather, these committees provide
students, faculty, and administrative
officials with the opportunity to ex
press their opinions.
If the committees do not recom
mend any changes, then they will
still have accomplished their goal of
providing the type of atmosphere
receptive to needed changes.
Approximately six ad hoc com
mittees have been established. The
three primary ones are the Com
mittee on committees. Brainstorm
ing, and an evaluation committee of
the 1969 Self-Study.
The Committee on committees,
headed by Dr. Lois Frazier will
study the present committee system
as to need, number, and purpose.
Dr. Mary Yarbrough is chair
man of the Brainstorming commit
tee. This committee, possibly the
one with the greatest potential, has
as its purpose the generating of
ideas. Any idea expressed will be
catalogued. Free-ranging discussions
will be held without trying to syn
As a follow-up of the 1969 Mere
dith Self-Study Dr. Charles Davis
is heading a committee in evaluat
ing the reaching of the goals set forth
in the Study.
Look forward now to Awards
Day—and the crisp green cash it
can bring yon!
Put your Muse to work riglit
away on material for the Acorn;
reineniber its full slate of prizes.
Remember, too, the Hubbell
Award, open to any Meredith stu
dent who writes with some con
sistency. The deadline for entries
wished to be considered for this
award is April 1. Please see Mrs.
Jones if interested.
For Meredith writers, your
harvest time of cash awards comes
MC Delegates Attend
North Carolina Student Legisla
ture held its thirty-fifth session
March 15-19 at Raleigh’s downtown
The Student Legislature is a mod
el of the North Carolina General
Assembly. Delegates are placed in
either the House or the Senate.
House representation is based on the
size of the college; in the Senate each
school is allocated two senators and
Meredith’s representatives to the
five day conference were: Jean
Brown, Carolyn Carter, Penny
Gallins, Gail Knieriem, Mary Allen
Pickett, and Claire Sullivan (who
served as delegation chairman) in
the House; and Woody Dicus, Jean
Jackson, Nan Kutulas, and Ann
Wall in the Senate.
Pieces of legislation were written
and presented as though they were
actually being put into law, with
thorough research into the North
Carolina General Statutes and Con
stitution taking place before they
Meredith co-sponsored a bill
passed by the legislature to allow
college students to register for elec
tions in the town where they are a
student. A resolution presented by
Meredith establishing permanent re
search committees for the members
of the General Assembly staffed
by professional researchers was also
passed by the student congressmen.
Speaking to the group on Wed
nesday night was Congressman Paul
McCloskey (R-Calif.) Terry San
ford, president of Duke University
and candidate for the Democratic
presidential nomination, addressed
the assembly on Friday.
A fast-talking Shirley Chisholm
breezed into North Carolina Mon
day for nine stops at campuses and
fund-raising rallies, in her campaign
for the May 6 presidential prefer
Speaking to more than 1,300 here,,
at Meredith, the petite but cnergetk^v
black congresswoman from New - '
York city stated, “How often have
1 wished for the voices of women in
Congress, women who have more
intuitive understanding. Forget what
the world will say, whether you are
in your place or out of it, please
save America’s children.”
About 500' cheered her at Shaw
University on Monday afternoon.
She also attended a fund-raising
luncheon at St. Augustine’s College.
Monday’s visits also included stops
at Greensboro’s Bennett College and
at West Charlotte Auditorium.
Wednesday, the candidate spoke
to nearly 800 at the predominantly
white Queens College and to 600 at
central Piedmont Community Col
lege, both in Charlotte.
Throughout her tour of the Tar
Heel State, Mrs. Chisholm stressed
the theme that she was the represen
tative for those traditionally outside
of party politics—women, students,
blacks, and chicanos — and that
she hopes to gain enough delegate
support in the primaries to bargain
on their behalf at the Democratic
presidential convention in Miami.
“I’m going up and down this
country gathering delegate votes to
make the national convention re
sponsive to us for the first time. I
am the instrument so these people
can have some input and not have to
sit like robots and automatons.”
“The coalition women have for
med, in which the white college
graduate links arms with the black
household domestic worker whose
only education may be life itself, is
the beginning of the union of the
disenfranchised people of America,”
Mrs. Chrisholm blamed the Nixon
administration for failure to deal
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