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Vol. Ill, No. 4
November 4, 1939
State College Host For
Annual Student Congress
Saint Mary’s Girls Also Supplement
House of Representatives
North Carolina’s Student Legislative Assem
bly met on Friday and Saturday, October 27
and 28, at the Capitol here in Raleigh to bring
up, discuss, and pass on bills of State and
national importance. The bills went first be
fore the House. After an abundance of fiery
discussion, they were voted on and sent to the
Senate. The criticism here was of a more sub
dued nature. The bills were passed on as
recommendations to the National Government.
Saint Mary’s sent a delegation of six: Mary
Helen Rodman and Page Marshall as Senators,
Phyllis Gatling, Norma Large, Joyce Powell,
and Elizabeth Tucker as representatives to the
House. Sad to relate, they seemed to be some
what in awe of the violent law students from
Carolina, Duke, and Wake Forest. In the dis
cussion of the Rearmament Plan, it rnay have
been a good thing that they held their peace,
however. State and Wake Forest were practi
cally at each other’s throats, and with any more
participants there would very likely have been
a free for all.
As a whole, the meetings were very well
ordered. Parliamentary Procedure was ob
served, and all went well until some subject
proved too inviting to half the animated mem
bers of the House.
There were altogether about twenty colleges
represented at the Assembly. Each was allowed
to present a bill. Some of the more interesting
of these were on preventive medicine, on the
taxation of the incomes of Federal employees,
on the election of the members of the Cabinet
by the Governor of the State, and the Forma
tion of a Preliminary Legislature. On Friday
night there was a banquet between the after
noon and night sessions. State Collesre acted
as host., This, of course, added to the pleasure
of the meeting. Altogether it was an interest
ing and instructive Assembly.
Jeanette MacDonald Leading
Attraction of Concert Series
Noted Screen Star Conies to Raleigh
In Early Spring; Trapp Family and
Others to Come Also
Jeanette MacDonald and six other^ well-
knowui concert artists will appear here this win
ter under the auspices of the Woman s Club of
Jeanette MacDonald’s golden voice has en
deared her to the hearts of Americans and the
world. No person who has seen her in
“Naughty Marietta,” “San Francisco, or
“Maytime” will want to miss this opportunity
to see her in Raleigh. She will appear in
First in the concert series comes the Trapp
Family, a unique group which consists of the
mother, two sons, and five daughters. _ In pic
turesque costumes they sing their native folk
songs. Their program also includes a Cappela
octet and a serenade on ancient instruments. _
Following the Trapp Family will be a joint
recital by Zinka Milanor, dramatic soprano
who is now touring Europe; Carin Carlsson,
foremost contralto of Sweden who will make
her debut in America this year; and Alexander
Calendar of Events
November 4, 1939—
State-Carolina Football Game at
Chapel Hill.
November 11, 1939—
Girl-break dance at Saint Mary’s.
State-Duquesne Football Game at Ra
November 13, 1939—
Recital given by Miss Horn.
November 17, 1939—
“Pocahontas” at the Needham Brough
ton High School.
November 18, 1939—
Duke-Carolina Football Game at Dur
Kipnis, Russian-Anierican basso, who is noted
for his magnificent personality on the stage and
his style.
Jussi Bjierling, Swedish tenor of the Metro
politan Opera Company, has won a name for
himself because of his “Unaffected manner,”
his wide range, and his style. He is now w-ell
on the way to fame. He is the youngest singer
of the Metropolitan.
A solidly booked tour for the 1939-40 season
proves the popularity of Walter Gieslking. The
Boston Herald said that, “Mr. Gieslking is
probably the greatest pianist in the world.”
“American Way” Read Here
Mrs. Reynolds entertained the members of
the Dramatic Club with a reading of a Broad
way hit, -“The American Way,” Friday after
noon in Saint Mary’s auditorium. Although
she had not seen the play herself, Mrs. Reynolds
gave a very interesting rendition and criticism
of the production.
The play centers around Martin Gunther, a
German immigrant, his wife, and family. It
is an intensely patriotic production, and has
aroused a great deal of discussion in critical
circles. It has been called by some a rank piece
of propaganda. The play has a very interest
ing plot and fast-moving action. _ The story
begins in the late 1800’s and continues on up
to the present day with Dari Gunther, Martin’s
grandson, facing the problems of the WPA and
the German Bund.
Mrs. Reynolds has traveled considerably in
this section and has given her reading before
several groups. Her appearance here was un
der the auspices of the Dramatic Club.
Levitzki Well Received
hlischa Levitski, an outstanding pianist,
thrilled an attentive audience on Wednesday
night, October 24, in the Memorial Auditorium
with a delightful concert.
Among the favorites which he played were
Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” “La Campa-
nella,” by Pagannini Liszt, and his own compo
sition, “Arabesque Valsante.”
The condition of the Steinway piano which
he used hindered Mr. Levitski’s performance.
The tone of the piano was very poor and the
notes in the upper register of the keyboard
sounded rather dead. On the whole, the audi
ence was appreciative of his technical skill.
Ghosts and Goblins Greet
Guests at Gala Gathering
Kitdiin Now Minus a Leg and Other
Parts as Result of Gruesome Operation
Ghosts, witches, and goblins were in the gym
to greet the seniors, faculty, visitors, and under
classmen as they came to the Halloween party
on Saturday night. The color scheme of orange
and black was successfully carried out in orange
and black witches on the walls, and streamers
hanging from one side of the gym to the other.
Leaves cluttered the fioor haphazardly. Corn
stalks and pumpkins on either side of the doors
helped to create an atmosphere of Halloween.
There was a grand march, and all the cos
tumed figures paraded around the gym. The
judges. Miss Digges, Miss Harvey, and Corinne
Williams, chose for first prize the Iliad, com
posed of Miss Harris as Helen of Troy and a
group of seniors as warriors, gods, and god
desses. The second prize went to the Dionne
quintuplets, also seniors.
With “Pop” Holt as the doctor, and Mar
garet Kitchin as the patient, an operation was
performed. The doctor cut off her patient’s
arm and leg, and took out her intestines. Miss
Goss played the piano, and everyone danced the
Virginia Reel. During the party a wonderful
sideshow took place. The barker introduced
his freaks. A fascinating mermaid rolled her
eyes and flipped her fins at the crowd. Roaring
and gnashing her teeth, the wild woman nearly
broke loose. The strong man amazed everyone
bv lifting a hundred pound weight with one
hand. The bearded lady, who has been grow
ing her beard for fifty years, sat and glared.
The head of the bodiless woman hung in mid
air. Even the fat lady was there, and the
tallest girl in the world looked about her dis
dainfully. _ Miss Digges, the fortune teller, is a
wonder with cards, and everyone’s future held
enchanting possibilities. She was sponsored by
the Drive Committee. This committee also sold
hot dogs to the girls.
The Juniors served the guests ginger-ale, pop
corn, and doughnuts. A spooky time was had
by all.
Library Officially Opens As
Staff Entertains at Tea
Visiting- Librarians Invited to
Inspect Saint Mary’s Library
Saint Mary’s Library Staff entertained the
librarians of Raleigh and vicinity at an infor
mal tea on October 25 from 4:30 to 6 :00. The
tea was given to open the library officially and
to allow librarians to see it.
Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, Mrs. Harlan C.
Brown, and Miss Nell Battle Lewis received
the guests, among whom were Mrs. Frank
Nash, formerly librarian of Saint Mary’s, Mrs.
Nell G. Battle, President of the North Carolina
State Library Association, Miss Marjorie Beal,
Director of the State Library Commission, and
Dr. Susan Akers, Director of the School of
Library Science at the University of North
Nash, Mrs. A. W. Tucker, and
Miss Elizabeth Bason poured tea. The four
library assistants, Mary Guy Boyd, Louise
Coleman, Christine Hatfield, and Mary Eliza
beth Nash also served.
Our librarians proudly showed the library to
their guests, who commented on the excellence
of the lighting, furniture, and color scheme.

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