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CLEANINGS By Johnny Lybrook

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year To Everyone

The Rotunda

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and we stand still to lis- VOLUME XVIII ten with all thoughts of politics slipping to the back of our minds. caring not the slightest bit what Mr. Hitler is doing, forgetting the situation In Fiance, and overlooking the scheme of things as we see them in our own United States—forgetting all things, be- Ac I I'lwwill-lll cause of a thrill that has reached out and taken us and we're happy and it's Christmas! Yes, it's Christmas. But what is Christmas? Several years ago—it must have been yesterday. Christmas was Santa Claus to us—just SanOn Thursday morning. Dec 8. ta Claus and a little poem that mother taught us so patiently to »»«* Jun>or Class presented their recite in the church on Christmas classman. Miss Bedford for the Eve. And there were dolls on tall "li,d limi' Miss Bedford was oretrees and tinsel that glistened like •s,'n",d to ,no administration, faso many stars hung on a string cullv and s,udent bodv ln chaP" and we didn't know why nor what cl.. , . Rev. A. H. Holhngsworth led it was all about, but we were glad the devotionals after which the it was Christmas. And today we hear people say Junior Class, clad in White, marchthere's no more Christmas. ed in !o "Red and White". The They've taken the Christ out of CurUiM were parted rnd reyealthe word and we celebrate the ed a sculptor s workshop with vawork d sp ay d "mas". We've commercialized "ous *7V ' ' * p Christmas until it means just afs ™ford ar™l*™" *J? time when we stint ourselves by' f s,s °B™-J™ J£??LJ5S! . . j » * „_j|dent: Eliza Wise, vice-president; buying presents and presents and ^ treasurer; and

Powell Presents Miss Bedford

Junior ('lass Presents Classman \s a Sculptor



Discussion Held On Southern Economic Situation at U. Va. Meeting at the University of Virginia on Sunday, November 13. the members of the Committee of Human Welfare heard a discussion of the Southern economic situation. The speakers were Mr. Lawrence Oee, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Dr. Wilson Gee. piofessor of Rural Social Economics at the U. Va., and Dr. Dabney Lancaster of Sweet Briar. Mr. Lee spoke on the topic, "The Problem at Our Doorstep". One of the outstanding statements he made was: "We in the South have been warned that the economic, political, and social problems in our own territory threaten our own region with fascism. The negro problem constantly looms before us. for the struggles of life have put a distrust between the races that must be dissolved before we can proceed to a solution of the problem as a whole."

th Zllne JLZSS l°this 'r 25°*: Then Christmas day not a Martha Meade Hardaway. class secretary, appeared on the stage. quiet day of prayer, but a day of Jane Powell presented Miss Bedegg noggs and of counting up to ford, in doing so she told of the see if we broke even on the pre- pteoaa of work Miss Bedford had sents. Are they right? helped sculptor. Those girls on the We're living in an economically stage illustrating her work were conscious world. We're too prac- Fs.sic Millner, dancing. Sara Kestical, maybe, or perhaps not me, singing; Katherine Newman. practical enough. Our scales are' athletics, and Johnny Lybrook. made of money and balanced journalism. After Miss Bedford, Hanya Holm, nationally known with money (the cursed word) on | had been presented the class sang I either end. We weigh things too their three songs, freshman, soph- teacher and promoter of the modcarefully. omore. and junior songs. The new ern dance, and her group of ten We call all things beautiful— song was written by Jerry Hatch- young dancers appeared before a like winter nights with snow and er and Helen Reiff. The class packed audience in a lyceum protrees and stars—sentiment and marched out to "Red and White." gram at Farmville on Wednesday we cast the thrill that they give Miss Bedford has been adviser night, Dec. 7. This was the fourth us aside for the man-made things for the class for the past three in a series of fine arts programs that money can buy. lest someone yi ars. It is a custom of the col- to be given at the college this fall. should call us crazy. We suppress lege that the classman be presentMiss Holm, herself a German. the God that speaks within us led each year, is instructor at her studio in New for the fear of the scorn of men. j The Freshman Class, sister of York City. Her dancers with Whether we like it or not, if|"«' Juniors, was also dressed in whom she tours are her students we're fair with ourselves, we will i *hlte following a long custom of though they, too, do some teaching. The dance group has been admit that this is the truth. We |the college, touring the United States this fall. can't expect to cast aside what In Virginia thev have appeared at we live the year through, for one Mary Baldwin College, Randolph day—not even for Christmas day. Maeon Woman's College and at And so we celebrate the coming Farmville. William and Mary Colof Him who gave us hope and a lege already has them booked for foundation upon which to rest our a program next year. uncertain life on earth in a comThe 14th Annual Congress of mercial way. We celebrate with the National Student Federation Due to the size of stage the the Christmas boom in business. of America is meeting at Purdue dance of "Work and Play.,, the Unconsciously in our celebration, University, Lafayette. Indiana, concert number, part three on the we give thousands of unemployed from December 27-31. 1938. program, as first scheduled, had people jobs in stores during the The National Student Federa- to be changed to "Metropolitan rush. And that is good. tion, an organization of student Daily". The first part of the proWe pass the Salvation Army government councils throughout gram consisted of fundamental women on the streets and drop the United States, meets in con- ! dance techniques, while part two nickels in the pot to make Christ- ference once a year to discuss [ was composed of short etudes 11mas stew for the unfortunates. policies affecting student govern- I lustrating techniques in dances. This same program was given Little brother gathers up all his ment and student leadership in ! at R. M. W. C. the previous night. old toys and sends them down to the undergraduate field. The the workshop to be fixed up for theme of this year's Congress is some little boy who won't get "Student Leadership in Communn»w things as he will, and moth- ity Life", at which issues affecting er fixes boxes and the whole of stUdents in the campus communthe community's young people go ity, in the national community caroling through the streets— and in the International comwhy? munity will be discussed. It's Christmas. It's holly and Several prominent speakers are By Ann wreaths and fir trees and lights scheduled to address the meeting. dancing in every window. It's Among them Dr. Frank Graham As Hanya Holm walked down people going to parties and dances of the University of North Carothe steps into the gym Wednesand it's people being glad. lina. Mr. Aubrey Williams of the day afternoon fifty pairs of eyes, Are we wrong? Are we heathen? National Youth Administration, anticipant of an hour's direction Are they right when they say Dr. Donald J. Cowling of Carleton under the noted danced were turnwe have forgotten God? Do we College. Dr. Homer P. Rainey of ed in her direction. For whenever know what Christmas is? the American Youth Commission. Hanya Holm moves she attracts Yes, mother told us long ago— attention. She is small—scarcely a little child was born and a five list and of very in-ri bright star lead wise men to where carriage. Her long blond hair is he slept ln a manger and there pulled tightly back, and her wide was much singing and Joy for he grey eyes shine. She wore a strikwas the Christ. Breaking attendance records ing black costume — perfectly We have not forgotten. And though we pass the church on for the fifth year in succession plain, with long sleeves and only a long swirling skirt to accent it. Christmas Eve without heeding 517 delegates from 150 colleges Miss Holm lost not a minute in the bells that call us in to wor- and mmciMties attended the sevship, the church is crowded by enteentn annual convention of railing the class, composed of m. mlic is of the fundamentals those more devout than we. We celebrate in a noisy way for we the Associated Collegiate Press class and artist dance group, to work. "Stretch, hold, up!" and are young and we see Joy in ex- in Cincinnati last month. citement. Representing 225 college publi- fifty S. T. C. girls were well on the (Do not criticize us for you who cations, those in attendance came way to limbering up stiff muscles and using muscles that they never criticize have made the world in from 35 states, including Ver- •Van knew they possessed before. which we live. You are more responsible than we. if our celebra- mont- California. Minnesota, Flor- For two hours Miss Holm had them leaping and twisting and tlon does not meet with your ap- lda and "°lnts in-between, proval.) With one of the most extensive gliding around the gym She gave Peace and content are impos-' and entertaining programs ever directions in a clear German acsible things, so youth prays a scheduled for an ACP convention, cented voice that made every stuprayer at Christmas time for Joy the del. gates were kept busy on dent listen with cocked ear. She and happiness—intangible things tours, in roundtables and "schools" ■poke in staccato sentences puncmade tangible by the spirit of and at general convocations from toated with '■Eh", "Yah?", "See?" Several times the famous teaHim to whom the angels sing Thursday morning through Satcher danced to illustrate moveContlnued on Page 4 I urday afternoon.

llama Holm Presents Program Of Modern Dance

Student Leaders Head for Purdue, NSFA Congress

Srnokey's Death Is Mourned Many Friensd Attend


No. 11

New School Physician ^acrffi Queen"

Funeral Last Friday The night was cold and dark except when the heavy clouds passed for only an instant to let the moon in all its glory shine forth. The rains had beat upon the earth all day. but as if a magic hand had turned the majestic faucet, they ceased. In the stillness of the night as the clock chimed the half hour after eleven, a single file of college students. Shannon's employees, and sympathetic friends bore the little casket silently to its final resting place ... a friend had passed on. This little friend was in the foim of a little gray Maltese kitten known to most of us as "Smokey". Never shall we forget him. He was with us for only a few short weeks, but he had his own cunning little way of winning our hearts; and now we shall miss him. "Smokey" was laid to rest under the spreading oak tree on the North West side of Senior building in the presence of those who loved him. The Senior Building windows were raised and students stood therein with silent lips and bowed heads, as official grave digger. Charlie Joyce, performed the last act of kindness for the little kitten. The service was read by Fiances Steed and with tears ln their hearts, the mourners sang "Auld Lang Syne". "Misery" and "Dennis" then covered the body with the cold, damp sod and Jim Dudley stooped to place his token of love there on the little mound. The final procession, led by Beverly Sexton I instigater of these rites i. ended at the foot of the Senior Building steps, and from there each went his own way, mourning the loss of one loved bv all.

House Council Notice New rules concerning quiet hour will go In'o effect on Thursday night at 7 o'clock. Every student is asked to cooperate and conform to these rules. Quirt is requested as students return from "Hanging the Greens". Marguerite Blarkwell

Two Hours With Hanya Holm Reveal an Intense Personality

A.C.P. Convention Is Largest Ever


Dugger ments. One of the most amusing •hat she did was an imitation of typical college girl IWlngl to show us how NOT to walk. Then she asked all the girls to walk correctly from one end of the gym to the other. One of the most impressive sights of the afternoon was the mass of fifty blue-clad girls leaping across the gym ln unison as Miss Holm beat the rhythm out on a drum. At five o'clock, the weary girls having left, some limping a bit, but all over-exuberant, I grabbed the chance to talk to Hanya Holm for I few minutes "I have been in this country for seven years and I like it much.'' sin smili <l as though he had known all the time what my first question was going to be. Hanya Holm r I linman. She studied in Europe and became

ful ■

■ dancer, din

and teacher In America she has taught modern dancing at such schools as the New Yoik Wigman School H'mntngton, Columbia University and Barnard College. How can modern dancing be for the everyday person and not just the specialist?" "Well, it can Continued on Page 4

Is Theme for

May Day This Year Helen Reiff, Theme Chairman Announces Plans

Dr. Jean Mt-Nutt Martin, who will arrive here on Janu ry 8 to take over her duties as school physician.

Dr. Jean Martin Accepts Position Of School Doctor Dr. Jean McNutt Martin Will arrive here on January 2 to take the place of Dr. Susan B. fields, who recently resigned as the school physician. Dr. Martin is from Middlcbio ik Va.. in Augusta county. She relieved her bachelor degree from the College of William and Mary and graduated in the department of medicine at the University of Virginia. Since Dr. Martin received net degree in medicine she 1.-.:.; had one year of training and service at the Duke University Hospital, and she comes to Farmville a'ter six months of service and 'i n ing at Bellevue Hospital in N. w York City.

A. C. E. Presents Christmas Toys In Exhibit Children's toys, books, pictures and decorations were on display for the annual Christmas exhibit sponsored by the local Association of Childhood Education and Farmville A. A. U. W. which took place ln the recreation hall on Saturday, December 10. Approximately seven hundred college students and town people visited for the exhibit between the hour of 10 a. m. and 5 p. m. On display were toys and books from children of the ages of infancy through nine years of age. Display tables were arranged according to age groups Explanatory posters accompanied each arrangement. Some of the exhibit was the work of the training school children. Home of the toys were ordered or borrowed foi play. Much of the handwork was

Blade by laanhnri and girls of

On Tuesday night at the Student Body meeting. Helen Reiff presented the theme for this year's May Day which will be Rpence's "Faerie Queen". She explanied that as it is written in twelve books, the theme committee was obliged to select one to be adapted and Book One was chosen as typically suitable and interesting. It is the story of the Rederasse Knight, one of the twelve dispatched by the Faerie Queene. and In. conquests and adventures. By his side is the "ladye falre". Una. who will be represented as the May Queen. As Una plays a most important part, it was suggested that, when considering a girl for May Queen, the Student Body try to choose one with a certain amount of grace and ability to pantomine. The Faerie Queene is a tale of dragons, knoghtly conquests, faeries, and lovely damsels, and as this is the first year that the students are undertaking the management themselves, it is to be hoped that this year's May Day will uphold the fine standards of former years.

Thirteen Days Comprise Holiday For S. T. C. Girls Chris! mas holidays will Wednesday, Dtfflimhnr 21 at 12 o'clock. Exams on that day will begin a half hour earlier than 11^' al. The first exam will begin al 8 o'clock whereas the second will begin at 10:30 This is (lone 10 that the e.nls can leave on the first trams and buses that leave Farmville. The holidays will last for thirteen days beginning next Wedru day ami running through Monday, January 2 AH students must report for "latlHHI OB Tuesday 1111 in.lie .(..nuary 3. Di Jarman and Miss Mary have requested that all stud' nl 1 l)i particularly careful traveling 10 and 1 nun school.

I. B. A. Will Sponsor Essay Contest Soon Announcement of details of the I. B. A K.say Awaidv which were a tabUahad by the investment

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A oclatlon of America

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The competition which will be open to undergraduat) men or Uegi and univc; three prim Of $300, |1M and $.',(> lor tin In i v.hich. In ll,i BU nt of the Jury ol Award*, will contrlAlpha Ugma Alpha 1,1 MI 1 public underheld its annual fa'l banquet in .'.taiiilmi' of Ha- bu In of inthe tea nx;m on .Saturday ■ nl banking. 'In

science and art departn.

Alpha Sigma Alpha Holds Fall Banquet In Tea Boom

nlng, Deoanber 10, at six o'clock.

Candle light shone softly on gay Christmas dace I Cunning dolls made of celophane strav. as place caul .th candle

Panel are to i" ubmltted by jui.v 1 193S and 'in be judged .1 Awards up oi the following indi. ds: Ki nni th C

ii'1' Pn Ident, lournal, New Jam If 1 andla, Law School CamHarold '■ afoulBrooUnga iniI I Kob-

A. S. A Uowi 'I b] Yoik N Y ; 'mas carols. Red and place M.I and the |U8ttl weie ton P with red or white roses. Tin Miss 1 ■ ', Bproul i'n Idi Ed ran, Miss Carolyn I I bill. Miss Mary Peek, Dr. J. L. Jarman and Dr J F. Walmsley ick and C Cl '


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the goodness, the love and the place to eviryone around you BO that this world will

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Bonnie Lane, an alumna of Parmvllle Stale Teachers College, spoke during chapel exercises at Madison College m Harrisonburg last week. Her speech was sponsored by the Inlernational Relations Club. Bonnie's subject was "The European Situation Socially, Economically and Politically." After her graduation from Farmville in 1936 Bonnie studied at the University of Columbia where she was a transfer student to Germany.

SI 50 per y,ar J^ Refore ExaiTlS TAUGHT

STAFF . „ . _ .. . Exams are just a very few days ofT. Just LeNolr Hubbard * Florence Bress the mere mentioning ot the word sends many of us into cold chills. These girls who Associate Editors having the chills are those who have Pattie Bounds Frances Alvis not studied during the whole quarter. 1 hey

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New.s Features

Hampden-Sydney received a gift of one thousand dollars last week In a letter that was addressed to President J. D. Eggleston the donor of the gift said that he wished to remain unknown. This money, it was stated, is to be used in the college library.

Make Resolution To Study During

Entered as second class msttei March 1, 1921, In tii. Post OIIIM of Parmviile, Virginia, under act of March 3, 1934.


Happenings In Other Colleges

that is free from th*

Vera Ebci

Socials '""""

have said to themselves that "tomorrow is Marjorle Nlmmo ^.^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ()U). leM0M ^ for Reporters

one day. But, those who have studied during the whole quarter—why—they can sit

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Christmas la a joyous season It Is a season rich in sentiment and tradition. It is

Times have changed, but the rules of dating have remained the same as back in

As we have grown though, Christmas ,,„! be in the mood for ping pong; or to put has taken on a new meaning. We began up with lhv lights being turned off and on.

learning the story of the three Wise Men Due to Crowded conditions, you find the and of their bearing gifts to the Chrisl floor definitely hard. Child We learned to give love to other The senior parlor is kept closed and dark well as material gifts. dining the day. usually so much that it is l V*, ' ' , "l ' The significance of celebrating the birth BO stuffy and warm you feel you never of our Christ Child tills our hearts and we want to sec the man again—or greatly fear are glad and this gladness spreads through- he feels that way. We don't wish to appear too frank, but out, we feel that it's due us for our dates to be What better gift could vou giv. ,o ,l„ ^^ „•,,, ^ ^^^ ^ ^ ^^ world to those around you and ,o the ,,„.„,. ,„ „,„. hornes_and it ha!in't ^en CnrM who died im-u> than giving the gift (j0Mi

Because of our prehistoric dating rules, Love can overcome all hatred, all wick- we find many of them being broken. The edneas but only If this love is greal enough, rules should better tit the situation. This love has to be free of all pettiness. After all. we are only human and so are all Ingraciousness, all malice If it is to ov- nal" dates. When we find all places taken ercomethe hatred, thai reman. In the hearts and have not desire to expose -our men" to the many feminine eyes over the rotunda. there Is onlv one alternative can you

greatest lesson to.... be learned of life. If there blama u.1■ • i ,, ., ... '

are based on nothing bill the tact that some

We are forced to agree with RandolphMaCOn men that the situation is hopeless, \., i i ■ And when it comes to people saying they W|«h they knew Krcderickshurg girls instead

thing must be hated.

of us- it's time for action!

Why not, this Christmas, try to spread



himself and his work known to them in an intelligent and agreeable manner?" ActiviUes of

us honor

soun unfav^ U. S. coUeges are are Mng being gjven given Ra new new |I shot of life by University of Call- i fornia student leaders. After formulating a new cen-' .rai group called the Honor So-! Coordination Committee. I ciety tne societies are now considering; the formation of a permanent group which would: 1. Provide a means of exchanging informaion on such subjects as meeting places, banquets and luncheons. 2. Provide a central purchasing bureau for the various honor societies, In order to secure lower prices for stationery, pins, keys etc. 3. Porvlde a central headquar,

, R a subject of u J orablp' com me nt ln many m

dating situation.

a time of "Peace on Earth"; goodwill to With the many sitting rooms that we men." Just the mention of the word Christmas have it does seem a shame that they are holds a magical meaning for as. it means a not put in use. The one in Senior building vacation from studies. It gives us an op- is kept closed—looking uninviting and portunity tn recall Christmasea of the pasi definitely unused—also Student Building Christmasea when our eyes opened wide lounge would be a grand place. Why should*h« we nl the Seniors use the room for dating purawoke OH Christmas morning to see poses. It would surely be better to sit in iwinkling Christmas tree and all of ou there than have to go to the "rec" with the gifts that Santa left. many others in a mob scene when you might

i- love, there Will be no wars, there Will be 110 grief, biased hatreds hatreds thai of intolerant Mauri hitr.wls hntraHa thai


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the dark ages.

01 people, I hnst lelt with us the lesson that love was the greatest gift of all. It is th<



back and take life easy now. They are prepared and they know it. Which class of peobelong to? Are you having chills ple do you J 6 ' or are you calm and composed? If you are the jtjnd wn0 brags auout „ never cracking a book, right now you are probably regretting that lact. If you At least one college professor fact, encourages— ha(J 8tudfed during the entire quarter a good believes—in apple polishing, if it is one of the review would get you through your exams, "intelligent" variety .f And here are the exact words R &rQ Q{ the other t nQ man_ I * . TT. . |of 0re*on state Colleges dean of ner of review or hard study will make you ] men, Dr. U. G. Dubach taken from a recent speech on the subCOme through with flying colors. ]ecl ' Why not make it one of your New Year's "Apple polishing is an imporresolutions to study some each night rath- tant part In a college man's education and it must be followed by er than wait till the end and have to cram diligence in class work if it is to be useful and effective. for all you are worth? "Anyone who isn't wise enough to do intelligent apple polishing, isn't wise enough to be in college. Apple polishing, properly defined, is making oneself known to his professors in a favorable light, More and more we are recognlzing that education, aside from givDear Editor, ing technical knowledge, must teach one how to properly sell We feel that the time has come when himself. How can one sell himself something must be done concerning the to his professors unless he makes

Letter to the Editor

Christmas Meditation Of Gift of Love Fills \Ianv Hearts


A Group of Seniors

Echoes From an Empty Space By France* Steed

The national Chi Beta Phi convention will be held on the Randolph-Macon campus on December 29-30. Chi Beta Phi. the national honorary scientific fraternity, was founded at RandolphMacon in Ashland in 1916. It now consists of thirty chapters located at various undergraduate colleges throughout the United BtStl Miss Peg Tomlin of Sweetbrlar College has been chosen as Fancy Dress Queen to reign over that annual affair at Lexington in January. Miss Tomlin will take the part of Anne Butler Bryan of Westminster in the pageantry. She will be escorted by Cecil Taylor, president of the Fancy Dress Set Committee Mrs. Myrta Lockett Avary. of Atlanta. Georgia, presented the Hampden-Sydney library a valuable set of Tissots "Life of Christ"; the two volume "Documentary History of the Reconstruction" by Fleming; a copy of Howe's "Virgin and Antiquities" and one of her own books that is out of print, "Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens'" Mrs Avary is a nationally known authoress.

OPEN FORUM Dear Dr. Jaiman. As one of the many enthusiastic witnesses of the Hanya Holm concert last week. I want to say many thanks for such a splendid program. It was certainly one of unusually interesting and educational import. Of course, we enjoy lectures and choirs and concerts; but we can see and hear those any time. around school or at the movies, We cant witness such talent as the Hanya Holm or a similar group of modern dancers. l myself, know little about natural dancing. However, last Wedncsday night I was both entertained and amazed at the performance. In fact, along with several other hundred as equally impressed girls. I am making the plea that we have a program of natural dancers each year in the future. Yours sincerely, A Student

Everyone is on the verge of der why? taking a nose dive into her books The Sigma Phi Epsilon's are right here before exams—and so runnjng the PiKA's a close chase they've overlooked the fact that jn diplayal of Jewelry. Marjorle we must have dirt for the dirt Trafford is sporting the latest column. tning out for tnem wnue Alpha The town girls or rather one Lpe Garnett crashes through with town girl came to the rescue, how- another PiKA! It seems the supever. She's picked up where she piy vi-ould be exhausted sooner or left off last summer—and now, iater Juanita says things are just as And then there is Betty Hardy they always were with CFerrell. who celebrated her birthday in That just goes to show you. connection with the annual KA Dot Buckland Is breaking down p and apparently has decided that p „",. fj Buck „ Buchinsky was so broke one n us e lsn,t what gf ™ * £" ^h ,tne other day that he filled out strohing with ° Seshman" Van! a telegram blank and nad !t de" to a girl "collect"—but ters in the Honor Students' room Meter of H.-S. C. the other livered Beverly Sexton used her head and in the student union for those sonlt ?l ^J nBert „Gartrell starts out wouldnf accept it. Better luck cieties not possessing a special When e uc k room of their own. on a new conquest he really rush- "'''l' "™ ^ . „ A certain young lady doesn't 4 Provide free use of the Honor ed the feet off—looks like the little know ll yet but Ed Spenser ls bet which .group"o his^friends j Students' mimeograph machine "» f^JZJrJEFTZ .cost mal i„iC and low low-cost mailing privileges t„ to had ™J» up. worked pretty well for oootsmptottaf giving his frat pin and interested societies. hlm We don't think it was due' ^L^'u-™-*? Here's hoping that you all pass 5. Provide scholastic records neto any bet that he chose Charlotte Minon for his "rushee" this your exams, have a merry Christ- | cessary when new members are being considered for election to year! He Just knows a good-look- mas and dig up plenty of dirt! honor societies. ing girl when he sees one. 6. Provide space for honor soJean Hall might not be back ciety notes and information in the with us after Christmas— 'tis said i CALENDAR Week of December 14-21 columns of the Honor Hi-Lights. she's getting married—and to Wed., Dec. 14—Mr. Hollingsworth Honor Student monthly publicMilton. leads Prayers. j tion. Does anyone know the signifi15—Christmas' 7. Cooperate with the societies cance of these weekly specials Thursday., Dec. banquet in arranging joint meetings and Which Jo Kearns has been reMiss Rice tells Christmas faculty dinners and to sponsor ceiving since, well Just since! story in Prayers discussion groups of those interIt seems that hero. John Dennls Hanging of Greens ested in a common subject. a flutter ' ^ "eating quite around the campus. L He seems toiFrl. Dec. 16—Exams begin 8. Aid in the formation of honor rZneXTS iSTmk Dr. Jeffers tells of "Christmas groups in those departments havHelen Sewards thnks he's irresisin Newfoundland" at Prayers ing inactive or no honor socie,able Sat.. Dec. 17—Exams ties. " Reed Tumer made one brlRht Sing remark in class the other day—a Sun., Dec 18—Christmas services Llama Wllllntly Carrie* Loads prof said, he came to this lnstlat 8 p. m The camel-like llama, chief beast Caroling tution in the dim, dark ages when of burden of South American counthey didn't have exams, and Reed Mon.. Dec.19—Exams tries, is believed to be the only work replied "That «vas the light of | White Christmas animal in the world that willingly Tues., Dec. 20 Exams the world I" carries heavy loads on its back, Vespers with Special Music Jenny Carroll is chief among lays Collier's Weekly, yel absolutely those who object to the flood light Wed., Dec. 21 Exams refused to move if hitched to any Holidays begin. In front of Senior building—wonkind of vehicle.


Kappa Alpha Dances Held in Farmville Tues. Clyde Duvall Plays for Set At Party The highlight for the year on the Kappa Alpha social calender materialized over the week-end in the form of the annual K. A. pledge party. A Saturday afternoon tea dance and a Saturday night formal were held in the Farmville Armory, at which Alpha Tau chapter was host to about a hundred guests, including the twenty-one pledges, alumni, and brothers from other chapters in the state. Dr. and Mrs. T. G. Hardy and Dr. W. J. Sydnor, of Farmville, Professor and Mrs. Ghigo. Professors Jones and Ropp acted as the chaperones. Guest of honor for the affair was Miss Betty Hardy, of Farmville, who celebrated her birthday in connection with the party. Many of the prominent schools in the state were represented. Girls from Randolph-Macon. Sweet Briar. Mary Washington, Stratford. William and Mary. Westhampton and Farmville State Teacher's College were present. The armory was decorated in blue and white. Music was furnished by Clyde Duvall and his orchestra, with Tubby Oliver collaborating on the novelty numbers. During intermission, the K A. octet entertained with the fraternity songs. Among the out-of-town guess were Misses Jane Adair and Betty Meade, of Randolph-Macon; Ml es Peggy Cunnnigham and Mary Stone Moore, of Sweet Briar: Misses Lura Goddin and Rose Elizabeth Jordan, of William and Mary: Miss Mamie Patterson, of Stratford; and Miss Teda Burnett of Westhampton.

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Lomnr.ssion Comments Tr-u' day night after the Christmas dinner the freshman Commission Will sponsor the -'Hanging of the Greens"—a custom observed in honor of the Christmas Mason by the college for a number of years. The greens, a profusion of running cedar, will be wound among the banister columns fiom first to third floor Rotunda. After this Christmas ea'ols "ill be sung. This custom d I existed in the •im" of the Romans and was pa"an in oiiein. The Roman gods wi !!• Mij)|>u c(l t', h ' tided to hang evergreens in the hou es •:f those whom they favored with high esteem. The house of Peleus was thought to have been the first into which the gods entered and hung from the ceilings the greens But today we have borrowed this ancient custom and have given to it a new significance. The greens which we hane symbolize eternity: that is. that there is an infinite duration of life. There is also another established practice which has b"r-n obscrv ed just before Christmas; namely the Japanese Bazaar, at which attractive gifts are sold. The Commission usually sponsors this activity, but this year there will be no bazaar. We wish at this time to explain just why we are not having such. Since the Y. W. C. A. is a Christion organization, we did not feel we should buy and sell articles of present day Japan. We fee1 that by boycotting Japan, we would not have even the smallest part in enabling them to wage w r. We did want to hold a baza u so we made plans at the beginning of school to put on a Mexican Bazaar. However we failed again due to the fact that we could get no cooperation whatsoever from the companies which sold Mexican articles. For the above reasons, we hope it will be clear just why we were unable to sponsor a bazaar.

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"The O-giils are back again this ~eek With plenty of questions and s but we have a special merage In store for you, too. Heard the ether day was the ouestion, "Where shall we go durii". the Intermis ion of a dance?" wirsl of ail there's student bulldog lounge, where punch is some• m s served, the Y. W. C. A. lounge, the Junior and Senior larlors 'if you are fortunate! >nd last of all. but not least "ye ^'d pal"—the "rec,". I n another importnat question—-"Why not go down town on Sunday?" Sunday is not the day •o loaf. Besides we have six other davs to go down town. About the "rec"—that is a recreation hall and anyone can go there at anytime. Jane Powell, who as presi"Can you smoke in the halls?" dent Of I lie (lass if '40 preis another question that's been sented Miss Bedford to the asked so many, many times. It student body. certainly doesn't look nice to visitors or to anyone to see spirals of smoke and trails of ashes along the halls, which would be the result of smoking in the halls. Longwood is part of the College and any student can go there any day from 3:00 to 5:00. but must sign up in the home office. "Metropolitan Dally", part three WHAT—weren't you at the Stu—a concert in dance, depicted in dent Body meeting? Well, those of modern dance movement the story us who go just dont' see how you and content of a contemporary could miss them and feel right. news daily. Costumes, pantomime Goodness, people, that's the one and agility Of movement interpret- lime which al lof us have to get ed first the "Financial Section".! together as just the Studen Body, with its busting and heavy vibra-, on a Sudent to Student basis. You tion and mechanical hustling. can't appreciate College and you Amusing pantomime and quick don't know what it means unless acting Interpreted in dance the you know what's happening on eavesdroppers and gossips of the I he Campus, and feel the spirit "Scandal Column." Brilliant cos- of things. After all. the Student tumes and sophistication charac- Body is what makes this College, terized the "Society Section". Ex- and these meetings are ours. Oon't pressions and dance motions of i be a "stander-offer." due want and distress expressed Almost all of us here live by the part entitled "Want Ads". A the bells—we get up to bells, we conservative and sensational re- work to bells, and we go to sleep porter portrayed in truly inter- by bells. The only other time that pretive style reporters at work as the bell should be rung Is in case the "Foreign News" clicks in. of fire-FIRE! This is known to Characteristic costumes, poses all students and so you can readily and movements of the humorous see what trouble can arise from type were shown in the "Comics". the ringing of the bell at any The last. "Sports", depicted all other time. phases of athletics irom the cheerAnd speaking of bells—here's ing sections and football huddle that message—The Student Coun'o the inexperienced and facetious cil wishes each one of you a very. golfer. Merry Christmas and a ProsperA burst of wild applause from ous New Year! the cheering audience brought forth a n petition of the 'Metropolitan Daily". Farmville should The windows, frankincense and myrrh and gold. feel honored. That was a strenuous program, and 'tis not often, words of prayer and peniwe hear, that these dancers deign Withtence I kneel— an encore. Because I. too. have helped to shape the cross That one has borne too long, not hope to heal With myrrh alone the anguish of his loss.

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The wend and captivating accompaniment of the tom-tom to an unbelievable combination of and movement techniques characterized the dance concert which hc!d for two hours the attention Of a spellbound audience HI last Wednesday night. December 7. The occasion was a presentation by Hanya Holm, one of the foremost exponents of the modern dance, and her group of ten young students and teachers of the modern dance movement. The program was divided into three parts, the first emphasizing the types of fundamental movements and techniques of dance. Progression of the head. body, and feet In all combinations were lied m group and solo forms Varied rhythmic elements were explained and displayed. To illustrate elasticity in the dances. the development of the leap and skip by various improvisions was shown. Part two put together techniques into short etudes, signi ying for the most part, space in the dance. Fundamentals for orientation were s,ngle floor patterns, bedy directions and dimensions. In addition the straight and curved path, horizontal plane, tangles, fa'ls with percussion, etc.. were ■tressed. The latter group in particular brought "alls'' of admiration from the amazed onlookers.

George Walker, Jr.. director ol Dr. J. D. Eggleston was re- the Hampden-Sydney Glee Club, elected president of the Virginia | reported last week that there is Historical Society for the coming j the possibility of the production year, it was revealed last week' of an operetta at Hampden-Sydafter the society completed its ney in the spring months. Mr. yearly meeting. This year the Walker is new tcaeh:iig voice to group met in Richmond. several members of the student In addition to the election of body. Dr. Eggleston. other officers of the He has asked to see all those Society returned to office included who would be interested in such a Dr. John Stewart Bryan. Judge project as soon as possible. An Daniel Grinnan. T. Catesby Jones tta would be a new feature of New York. James Heath of of the Hampden-Sydney music Norfolk. David Bruce of Staun- department, and has been highly ton Hill. John P. McGuire. R. acclaimed by those who have' Walton Moore of Fairfax. F. G heard of the plan. No definite plans have been Kegley of Wytheville. Marshall Butt of Portsmouth and H. G. B. made as to what type of operetta We are not Scrooges. We are Will be used, or when it will be human beings, and being humans Gait of Norfolk. Thirteen new members were ad- given. Mr. Walker wishes to know mitted into membership at the how much interest there would be we get from Christmas what was meant tor us to get. From the meeting and new interest in the in the project. first few weeks before Christmas work of the group was reported. The treasury of the soceity was each year. Membership now ex- when the store windows are decpronounced "in a healthy condi- ceeds 1.650. orated with gay toys and gifts. tion" by the treasurer. Alexander Weddell, United when Christmas carols come over Dr. Eggleston made his annual states ambassador to Argentina, tin .ni waves when ministers bereport to the group and showed was present at the meeting and gin reading about the "Child lyin it that the membership of the spoke briefly to the members pre- ing in a manger"; from this time society is gradually Increasing sent. Until in our homes a tree is sprayed with icicles and silver bells and bright lights, and the four-year old can hear Santa's sleigh bells ringing over the town; 11Din the beginning until "the night before Christmas" The Greyhound Bus Lines are offering an excursion rate bethere is a certain feeling of expectation in US. We think, long ginning Dec. 12 and lasting through Jan. 10. This rate applies before It is time, about the gifts to round trip tickets only. and cards we expect to send, and Pointers: 1. Always buy round trip tickets, you save money at last, being unable to sustain If you shouldn't use the return ticket, or any part of it. you ourselves longei In getting can turn it in here for a refund. the gifts and cards ready to send. What does all this prove? It em2. Buy your tickets before the last minute. If for any reason phastSSS more the fact that we you don't use the ticket, we will gladly refund your monej have not forgotten the "babe 'lipped in swaddling clohes". 3. Try to check some of your bagagge o day or two before that the young people remember your departure, both leaving here and returning U DM uis that that "wise men brought their gifts your baggage will be at your destination when you arrive. in days of old". Back of our dancing and parties, back of all the 4. Please let Mrs. Laing know what bus you expect to gaiety that chai any holion and your destination in order that we may know how in any day, that there is still in the 8pecial Busses to put on. for your convenience of voung people something Of what those people felt who folMay I take this chaice to thank all the girls and teachers lowed the "star" and finally came for their past patronage and say that I am anxiou to lay their gifts at the feet of you at all times. I am happy to be OBI Yours sincerely, who can look forward with joy and expectation to the Christ D and all that it bl with it, who sing from the di ,

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Christmas Services Will Be Held Sunday Nteht In Auditorium Richmond Glee Clubj Accompanies Choir On Program The annual Christmas Carol Service will be held in the College auditorium on Sunday evening, Deoember IBUI si 8:30 o'clock This year the Collect' Choir will bring the visiting University of Richmond Glee Club to assist them on the program and to Join with them In sinning the Holy City". The program promises to be one of the best ever presented and] from the standpoint ol the variety it offers much for the listener. The program will be given immediately after the services in the different churches, thus allowing members Of various congregations to attend. A silver offering Will be taken at the door to help defray expenses involved. The program to be given is U follows: Part I The First Noel, traditional French Carol; The Great God of Heaven, traditional Carol—Junior, Choir. Student director. Miss Frances Bryan. Gesu Bambino. Yon-Miss Peggy Bellus. Beautiful Saviour. Christiansen; Now j let eVry tongue adore Thee. Bach ; —Richmond College Glee Club. University of Richmond. Angel o'er the Fields. French carol; Glory be to God on High. Tschaikowsky—A'Capella Choir. Christmas Message. Miss Elizabeth Billups. Part II Jubilate! Amen. Bortinansky— Junior Quartette. Student Director and accompanist, Miss Fnrre-tine Whitaker. The Angels' Song. Handel—Miss Irene Leake. Hark the Vesper Hymn is stealing. Moore; Lo! How a Rose e'er blooming. Praetorius-Riegger— Richmond College Glee Club. University of Richmond. Bring a Torch. Jeanette. Isabella. French carol; Bless this House. Brahe: Holy Night. Gruber—A'Capella Choir. The Holy City i request I Adams Choral Club, College Choir and Glee Club. 1

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(ur dsville Students Present French Play In S. T. C. Chapel On Wednesday morning. December 7. the French class from Curdsvllle High School enacted a Prench play for students chapel >n ,lle college auditorium. Miss E izabeth L. Hutt. professor of French at S. T. C. dramatized the st(:lv "UtUe Red Riding Hood^ French. The play was given under tlle ^iWCUoil of Helen Reiff. •sU'd,en, «»cn«\ The cast consisted of Little Red Riding Hood. Virginia LeGrand; mother. Catherine Hebditch; wolf. Ruth Baird; grandmother, Janie Keasler; wood cutter, Leslie

in in'o8 the member-of Pi Kapomega found that their ideals were „,,. same as those of the national Honor Society in Education. Kappa Delta Pi. Therefore on May 31, 1938, Pi Kappa Omega was merged into Beta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. The outstanding purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is the service of Jan,e ,„„,„„„„ !„„,„,.,. * Mae Jamerson mankind through teaching. It en-! courages high intellectual and scholastic standards and recogni/i i outstanding contributions to Christmas COItC6l*t education. , . ^,. |» The society has for its emblem IS lilVeil Ky a golden key upon which are Junjor \ ('apella found an ancient scroll and stylus * pa

^^ATOgcwJ1alroSTS <■* J— A' CaPflla Choir gave foundation of the emblem, stand- a Christmas concert at the Methoing for the treasure of antiquity. dist church Sunday night. DeT he pr Which form the foundations of all «?& LL . „ of °™ ,Was Bry""" der the direction Frankie modern education The stylus repun. Miss Helen Wentz assisted a', resents the first form of instru- the organ. The program was: ments known to be used in makPrelude—"Awakening"' ing letters and figures. The beeHymn—"O Come All Ye Faithhives symbolize toil, and the letten KDPi stand for the motto, All." Solo—"Jerusalem". Miss FranChrislmas Thought* Varied Knowledge. Duty Power—words fraught with the whole meaning ces Steed. As Main/ Think of Shopping, of the educational ideal. Prayer -by Sam Cross of HampAnthems, Vacation* and Fun A student in order to be quail- den-Sydney. fled for membership to Kappa Choir—"The Great God of God rest ye merry gentlemen Delta Pi. must be above the up- Heaven." Let nothing you dismay. per quartile point of the college, Scripture And isn't that the way all of us j,,., j.,,,,,,. ,.',,., old beSolo—"Shepherd's Lullaby", by feel at this glorious Yule-tide |ng taken into account. She must Miss Virginia Richards. season? With so many glad and shnw continued interest in educaMeditation—Rev. Potts happy things to do In that age- , im .,,„, , ,,,..,,,. ,„ s,.u, Bhe Choir—"The First Noel" loved time, we started antidpat- m„.st manifest desirable social Benediction Ing Christmas cheer weeks ahead character, be of high moral charPostlude—"Festival March' (,f ,im<v seti Ro tudent Is eligible unrnere's always the last minute leu the shows ability to Influence Christmas Eve shopping which we her fellow student- in attaining (iluss-ltlowing !>> Kcypluns wouldn't dare miss The city the best student Ides Glass-blowing was practiced by streets are crowded with the busThe foUi re initlettie*aA jollity of hurrying people led into Kappa PI on Wed- !' "• more than 4,000 years and the warmth of Yule mirth es nesdaj night Dei mber T, m the people throng them-rosy faces Honor Room France- Alvis. Bs B pressed against frosty pa.a b tnneBillups, Icale OatbW Lang Travelei v rhe hind which glitter beautiful gifts i,, ( , dall BeUlah Ettenger, catbird docs a lot of travel holly wreaths proudly bearing Prances Holloi M ■■ - Ing to reach its wintering place, go,s f r sou,h as their shiny beans of red satin , n Martha Mo tans Max- '"•< ' -' ""' Bahamas candles gleam on old illvei , Mary Walk,: .lane «* Panama carols ringing forth and invading Powell Mary Carrington Power, the clearness of the biting air— Ruth Izabeth Tyree, and tathen baa the most money, its sleigh bells—Santa Claus. Oh his daughter that I expect to thousand.- of them -bundles— After the inn informal marry." haPPl roices and overhead the banquet « the tea clear, cold ,-tars room for the new g Around the coiner, m a state!] cathedral, the anthem of the I! you think all the gold-digherald angles i- chanted by cry- ■ i SCHOOL OF NURSING are blondi - and live on stal voices tall taper- point thru Broadwaj you are wrong, for Durham. N. C beam- heavenward to the shadi Tom Emerich will tell I,1 )1,,n owy vault- above incense bearthey are cadets and they ""' " » of Graduate Nurse arded alt. r three years, and ing good-will to men i- wafted il Wentworth Military Acath' Degl of Bachelor of Science ovei tin he,ids of joyous vvoi.shippers a.- their voices rise in "Glory Captain Kmerich .- was " Nursin« |or 'wo additional years o, approved colli "P work before or to FJod on Rich" And overhead, ""'"- after the course m Nursing. The above the vvateh;i. l he : cadets who have come mi,, entrance requirements an Intellichild ot Bethelehem smiles Hi.- listening ear worshiping hi- office to consul) his nun and gence, character and graduation 03 an accredited high school. VOtceS life then '.Joy to the World En llllel\ 10SS one year ot college work the Lord is Come." ■ who came m will be required and two years of With a lour list ot num. college work thereafter. The anFirst to I'se Christmas Tree nual tuition of $100 covers the The first celebration hi the I iatmg he wi.-hed to ascerStates at which a Chrlitn si tree tain, the captain asked him what coal of uniforms, books, student omenl tees, ate, cataloguewas used was in 1847 when l>r ,,... ,, , . . <t|'|/,l* .11 *,*i, forms luillll and IUU iliU'I mill 1**11 application information William Muhlenbers. of the Church "'' ' h*Ve mnrements mav be of HM H ly Communion in New York „*„„,„,,,,,,„„ .,*.. Admission A,.,,,^,,,,, Comm,. Obtain) d from the City initiated some children into the tin cadet replied, -and I•urnmer." want to llUtti Joys of ttu Chriatmai ires find out Which *«n*' Of the girls'


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And Other Vacation Fun In the timeworn bull sessions of college life, topics change with : the seasons—of boys, clothes or what-not. "Tis so today. We find on the minds of the majority of these babes of fortune Christmas thoughts—mostly what to give and what to prepare to get. The rustling of paper mystifies US greatly —in fact we are tempted to disgrace our superiority of years by peeping when we are frustrated by someone's entrance, upon which we immediately engage ourselves in some intensely interesting activity: but why go further—you know how it is. Two weeks from last Sunday is Christmas day. There will be holly and mistletoe, joy. and laughter. Hearts will be light, and the faces of little children bright with expectation. The spirit of Christmas is rampant today. We feel it. we see it on every side—and we hear it. too. We even smell it !n the cedar boughs of the Christmas tree. We welcome a time in which each of us on this vast earth's population has something in common with the other. All over the world we gather together to hear again a story which time doesn't age. to sing songs grown sweeter with singing, to keep the customs of Christmas. I heard the bells that Christmas day Peal out in all their Joy And clearly pictured to myself The birth of Mary's Boy. Today the world will buy its gifts The world will hang its greens But in the uproar will the world Forget what "Christmas" means? Sixty-four years ago Roanoke College students were offered board for $6.50 a month. There are 22 sets of brothers on the Washington and Lee University campus. The Catawba College yearbook is called "The Swastika", but has no connection with a well-known totalitarian government.

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I never saw a night come down so clear; Not one so clear. There was no wind, no cloud. No night dew even; nothing save a crowd Of frozen little stars, and that one; near Enough to touch, it seemed. I never knew A sight so brave, no. never so brave a thing As that near Are that seemed somehow to sing, A welcome fit to break the heart of you. It is a long time gone, but I remember That night and that one song. like to a sea That lapped the quiet hills and folded them In sleep. And that one star so like an ember Up-curved with flame that lit most curiously An old dark stable close by Bethlehem

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Hanya Holm Continued from Page 1 be done for recreation or for bodily exercise; but as in music, when carried into the field of art, it takes an artist to do it." Knowing that many would be enthusiastic about the new dance after seeing the performance Wednesday night, I asked Miss Holm what steps should a girl take if she decides on modern dancing as a career. She suggested that the girl go to a studio in New York a*d take a regular course. "It is hard work", she warned, with a wave of her expressive hands. "Many girls are going into the field now, but some get discouraged and drop out. The best as in all. keep on." Suddenly I realized that it was time for her to go to a rehearsal. And as she walked off I knew that I had been in the presence of a strong, intense personality.

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Many Parties Are Given In Pie-Christmas Season Here

Miss Bedford entertained the and light refreshments served. members of Gamma Psi at a party in her apartment last week. Miss Florence Stubbs. faculty I — Besides the active members. Mary Durham, N. C. where Dlehl, Dorothy McNamee and advisor, will entertain the Gamma Theta sorority at a Christmas the was the guest Of Evelyn Rog- Marjorie Booten were present. party at her home on Beech en at Duke University. street on Sunday night. They will Margaret Button was recently A. A. Cabinet gave a Christmas eat and sing carols around a ■ of Anne Easley at her party on Monday, December 12th. Christmas tree and open Are. ie in Lynchburg. Macon Ralne and CoraJie WillBri vas the guest In Cunningham Parlor. The pariams attended the Kappa Alpha ol hei brothei al his home In Lov- lor was decorated with a ChristMiss Pauline Camper will enFall House Party al \V. & L. m ton during the past week- mas Tree, candles, and red and tertain the Sigma Sigma Sigma white stlearners. Dot Fischer prei nd. Lexington. Decembei 10. i nted each girl with a small gift sorority at tea in the chapter y Keara Beck has returned ."•mbolic of the position of each room Sunday afternoon. DecemAmong those from 8. T. C. who wen in Richmond during the to school from a short visit at mi inber of the A. A. Cabinet. Miss ber 18. week-end ol December io were her home in Butterworth, Va. Among those from S. T. C. who Her and Virginia Carroll, PresiBYancaa Alvls, Dorothy Adklns, The Alpha Sigma Tau sorority were in Charlottesvllle during the dent, were presented with gifts Dons Adklns, liable Burton, Elifrom the A. A. Hot chocolate. will hold its annual Christmas end of December 10 were sabeth Burke, Martha Cottrell, Its, Longwood buns and can- party Saturday. December 17, at Mai ■ m-i iti- Costollo, Prances Car- Lulu Power, Dorothy Halm. Lucy dy canes were serves. Members of nine o'clock in the chapter room. roll. Elsie Dodd. Frances Dickin- Blackwell, Virginia Grafford, and the A. A. board were present. There will be a Christmas tree son. Vent Ebei. Marie Bason, Mar- Anne Shirley. and gifts for everyone along with garet franklin, Anna George, Katheryn Heed wa recently the the refreshments. Besides the acThe Alpha Sigma Tau sorority Fiances Holloway. Roberta LatOf Belly Crews at Wm. and tive members and pledges there was entertained at a party by ture, Mary Katherlne Zehmer. Mary Extension in Richmond. will be present Miss Virginia BedDsye Berrye Vales. Peggy Young. Elisabeth B. Townsend was a Jean Moyer. Virginia Winston ford, faculty advisor. Miss Mary Smith. Jean Martin. Fiances Frances Pope. Betty Lucy. Lois guest at the home of her parents Williams, Nichols and Miss Marjorie BooPowell. Elisabeth Pringle, Fran- ,in Petersburg during the past Pope and Frances Thursday night. December 8, at ton. faculty members. ces Pulley, Catherine week-end ner, Mary Jane Ritchie. Virginia Von Gemminger was the 10 o'clock in the chapter room. Games and songs kept the SenRudd. Mary Lou Shannon. Helen gw i ol Mrs R. A. Meade at her The Gamma Theta sorority will iors entertained at their annual 8tras, Phillppa Schlobom Lucy home m Amherst during the have a Christmas party in their Christmas party. The function Turnbull and Josephine Ware. W( ek-end of Dec. 10. Nancy Wolfe attended the Phi Martha Evans was the guest of chapter room on Saturday night was held in Student Building Gamma Delta Pratemlt] party at Fiankie Bryan at her home In at ten o'clock. Inexpensive gifts Lounge before an open fire. Apwill be exchanged, carols sung. ples, oranges, nuts and candies the UnivciMtv ol Richmond. De- Crewe last week-end. were served. Miss Moran. Mr. and cember 10. Margaret Manson was the guest Mrs. Coyner were guests. Norms Pamplin was the guest of her father. J. E. Manson, in in Norfolk. of Porter Shepherd at bar home Kenbridge during the week-end Ruth Hill was a guest at the in Chester during the week-end of December 10. home of her parents in Roanoke The Rotunda staff will be enOf December 10. Helen Watts has teturned to (luring the past week-end. tertained at a Christmas party LeNoir Hubbard was a guest at school from a short visit at her Fannie Lee West has returned tonight in the Student Building the home of her parents in Crewe home m Lynchburg. to school from Blackstone where Lounge. during the past week-end. Theresa Graff was recently the she was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Holton will Huyler Daniel has returned to guest of Ruth Sears at her home her parents. be the guests of honor.

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Hanya Holm and her dance group were entertained by the dance group of the college, Orchesls, at a reception in the student building lounge after their performance. Ohter guests who attended were Dr. Jarman, Mrs. Watkins, Miss Nichols. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Jean Taylor, Helen Jeffries. Louise Bryant, Miss Royall, Polly Hughes, Alice Cogburn, Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Miss Barlow, May Wertz, and Peggy Cogburn. The Home Economics Club was In charge of refreshments, and served coffee, sandwiches, cookies, mints and nuts.


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Freshmen Win Over John Randolph First Game Is Won By Score of 30-20 In (iym Yesterday The Freshman basketball squad was victorious over John Randolph by a score of 30-20 in a game played on Tuesday, December 13. John Randolph was the first to score within a lew seconds after the starting whistle. Then Parmville scored four points in quick succession. Neither team scored after the first burst of energy until second quarter, and first quarter ended with Farmville leading 4-2. Red and white sent in a fresh team and Randolph scored four points in the second quarter before Farmville hit the basket. Freshmen were given two free shots on a foul made by John Randolphs guard, but neither shot hit the mark. John Randolph rang up four more points then called time out. Farmville scored two points after the rest, but Randolph quickly rallied and rung up two more to counteract the Freshman's goal. The first half ended with Randolph in the lead by a score of 12-6. S. T. C. Freshmen opened scoring the second half with a goal, the closely following free shot was good, the foul being made by Randolph's guard. The visitors rsllied and scored four point- m quick succession, then red and white finished third quarter by sinking three more baskets and bringing the score to 19-16 their favor. Third quarter opened with the Freshmen opening scoring with two baskets before Randolph sank any. but Randolph soon gained two points. Two more points were dropped in by the home team, then one extra point was made on a foul shot. After the toss-up once more S. T. C. sunk a basket Time out was called by Freshmen. The visitors scored two points after this period, but Freshmen put one in the basket to even up and the game ended with a score of 30-20. Line-ups were as follows: Pos Freshmen John Randolph R.F.—Roberts Walker L.F.—Cook Crute J.C.—Hurtt Ligon B.C.—Beck Perkins R.G.—Chaplin Walker L.O.—Johnson Price Substitutes: Freshmen—Butterworth. Powell, Hurff. Harvey. Sourlock. Turnbull. Felts. John Randolph—Wei tal Referee: Dot Fischer. Umpire: Ruby Adams.

"Cures, Foiled Again" Is Title of Melodrama Given In "Sing" Last Saturday The lights grew dim; the curtain parts. The audience sits tense waiting the enactment of the great medodrania or "Curses. Foiled Again." A prologue, strangely comes fire and members of the cast introduced themselves and described

themselves oh BO very frankly! the heroine Isabel, played by Frances Rosebro discovers that be villian Elbert Hog. played by May Winn, has been pursuing her relentlessly only because she is to inherit a million dollars, more or less, on her twenty-first birthday. Learning that she is to be wealthy is quite a surprise to Isabel—and a shock, for she is to twenty-one at noon. Comes noon: so does her faithful hero. Jonathan Jumps, the laundry man; so does the money: and so docs the villainous villain in pursuit. The money, however, disappears with the villain, who. by the way. is a very extraordinary villain, havin not one hair of a mustache. A •detekatif 'Sara Cline" recovers the "sack of Jack", restores it to "Izzy'. and is rewarded by receiving the atention of the mama. May Wert/.. At the same time "Iz/v" and her hero are rejoicing tor. The villain? Well, he might have been forgotten, except that the heretofore woman of mystery. Helen Whosit. 'Caroline Harvey reveals herself as his wife and drag! liim off to their little home in Hackensack. "Oh, Jonathan, had it not been for you the villain and money wouda flew." And so they lived happily ever after.

The University of Pittsburgh is makint; a rather feeble attempt to become pure and powerful at the same time. The present controversy prevailing over the 25 freshmen solicitated by that university's Mr. Walter Good, assistant to Jimmy Hagan, the athletic dinTtor"can"hardFy"be'called"true amateurism. Ten of these 25 freshmen have been approached by unofficial representatives of hlgb ranking institutions. They have been informed, veiv subtlety of course, that if their troubles press on them sorely and if they think a change of locale would be beneficial, that the) would be more beneficial, they IHW fields of learning. It looks as though Pitt has farmed out some swell brawn—anyway high-pressure, proselyting and the letting down of scholastic bars has become so archaic, don't you think;



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Sport Slants By Dot Fischer Bid 1938 goodbye in a sporting way! Remember—"Christmas time is the time for fun and the time for fun is Christmas time." Come one, come all without date, To the Student Lounge this Saturday at eight. Let's ease our brains for a few hours and participate in something different. Crews and Sue really have a treat in store for us. Don't miss it—We're on our way! Farmville's basketball fans arc looking forward to the New Year. Will it hold as successful a season a> the last three have been? It is up to each one of us. Let's "toe the mark" for the fourth successive year by attending daily practices. All welcome—lean, lanky, chubby or slim. General practices everyday tram 4-5 and freshman practices j from 5-6. The varsity squad will be chosen after the holidays sol get your practices now. The "Rec" and the Little Gym have been the centers of attrac- ] tion these days. Not only on Saturday and Sunday nights, but all week long girls are seen with their paddles "truckin' on down" to play off their matches. "Who will be the next victim? I just love it. Isn't it fun?" It is funlet's keep it up. Make your New Years' Resolutions now—take heed of all these grand opportunities offered us and we are sure to have a merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Ping Pong Tourney Is Won by Transfer, Annie Shaw Watson

Christmas Theme Will Be Form Of Play Night Crews, Burden Announce Plans For Program Play night, sponsored each S;.:urduy night by the A. A. will be held on December 17 in the form of a Christmas party. Crews Borden. manager, has announce!. Student and Y. W. C. A. lounges will be decorated with Christmas decorations and a log fire wi'.'. be burning in student lounge. After the games students will gather suound the piano and sing Christmas carols. Prizes, also carrying out the spirit of the season, will be awarded. A new game of Hop Ching I Chinese checkers" will be added to the usual games of bridge, chutkers. parcheesi, dominos and card games. All students must sign up on the A. A. bulletin board by Thursday night, and the chart will be put up Wednesday in ht, Anyone not signing up wnl not be allowed to participate on Saturday night. Each group wshing to play bridge is requested to bring a deck of cards. Play night will begin at !* o'clock :.nri will last until 10 o'clock.

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Annie Shaw Watson, a transfer, won the fall Ping-Pong tournament. Tuesday. December 13th. Her runner-up was Helen Mcllwaine. Those playing in the semifinals were: Annie Shaw Watson vs. Nell Hurt: Nancy Pierpont vs. Helen McIIwaine. The matches were played off in the gym on the new PingPong table and in the 'rec". Twenty-four people entered the tournament From now on the Athletic Association will only furnish PingPong balls for tournaments. Those wanting to play ping-pong at any time must furnish their own balls.



II.-S. 31; B. C. 26 Starting off the season on the light foot, the Tiger basketball Totals 20 6 48 team won over the Eagles of Medical College G. F. T. Bridgewater 31-26 on the latter's | Krapin. f 1 0 2 court last Thursday night. The H. Allen, f 0 0 0 game was very rough throughout Alexander, 1 1 with the small but scrappy Eagles Stainback. f 0 0 putting up a great fight against S. Allen, c ... 5 5 their taller rivals. The score see- Stoneburner. 1 11 sawed through the whole game Hart, g 2 6 2 5 1 W™ tied at half 13-13 but the Deddrick, g Tigers pushed ahead m the third Sager, g 0 0 0 quarter and were never headed' vial, g 0 0 0 after that. Reveley. Craft and _ Berry paced the Tiger attack. Totals 10 10 20 U.S. 48; M. C. V. 30 Referee: Lud Sherman <U. of After beng held to a 12-10 score Score at half: Hampdurin gthe first half, the Tiger Richmond). , basketball team rallied strongly' aen"&yaney u' M. C. V. 10. in the second half to swamp the n.-s. 41; St. J. 24 Medical College of Virginia cageLed by Captain Craft and Elmo men 48-30 in Richmond Friday Berry, who scored 26 points benight. The Medicos exhibiting tween them, the Tiger cage men one of the best teams they have won their third consecutive vichad in years, but handicapped by; tory of the current season by wallack of height, were unable to lopping St. Johns of Annapolis, hold the taller Tigers once Cap- 41-24 Saturday night on the tain Craft and his mates found Johnnies court. The Tigers exhithe range. Craft scored 21 points bited the same type of offensive to lead the scoring of both teams. plan as against the Medical ColStoneburner led the Medicos with lege of Virginia, missing shots 11 points. frequently but scoring nearly at F. T. will when they finally found the Hampden-Sydney G. 5 range. The defense, which seems 1 Reveley. f 2 4 to be the best in years, func0 Murdock. f 2 21 tioned well, holding St. Johns to 3 Craft, f 9 0 0 7 points in the first half while Dillard. f 0 1 3 the ball handling was as smooth Van Meter, f 1 6 as can be expected this early in 2 Weed, c 2 0 the year. Captain Craft's 18 marLinke. c 0 0 wers lead the scoring of both teams while Shawn was high man for the losers with 11. Hampden-Sydney G. F. T. Craft, f 7 4 18 Linck. f 0 1 1 Reveley, f 2 0 4 f 0 0 0 PI Dillard. Weed, c 1 2 4 Murdock 0 0 0

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