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Will Durant Will Speak November 26 Willis Takes Highest Honors Johnson To Talk In Annual Colonnade Contest At Local College Second Place On November 29 * Philhower Reveals Goes To Wilson Ann Willis, Junior from CulpepMartin Announces er. won first prize In the short Dance Ticket Sale Committee Names

story contest sponsored by the Colonnade, according to an announcement made by Nancy Whitehead. editor of the magn zlne. The title of the prize winning love story is Kiss in the Dark." Second prize went to Margaret Wilson, junior from Washington.

ANN Willis D. C, for her story "Erase the Puppy". Betty Deuel Cock, senior from Hampton, won honorable mention for her story Mr. Simmons Sittles Sings." Honorable mention also was awarded Irene Pomeroy. senior from Quinton, for her story "The Climax," Featured in this issue will be poetry by Page Callis. freshman from Petersburg, and Betty Deuel Cock. Dean Martha Smith Smith has written an article entitled "Thoughtful Satisfaction." This issue of The Colonnade is dedicated to the freshman class, with an appropriate design by Carmen Low. The Colonnade is a literary magazine to which students, numbers of the faculty, alumnae, and others contribute. It publishes some of the results of the thinking and writing done In the college and among Its friends. A transfer from Randolph-Mason last spring, Anne served as a riporter of the college newspaper; while during her high school days she was editor of her high school paper. At Farmville she Is a member of Beorc Eh Thorn, English honor society, and has r"cently written the Christmas play for the Canterbury Club.

15 Students Join Town Girls' Club Fifteen local girls were initiated Into the town girls' club at a meeting held Friday afternoon. November 2, 1945. Girls initiated were Lucille Baldwin, Leddie Foster, Lennle Noblln, Cathryn Mosteller, Betty Pairet, Thelma Southall., Mary Virginia Morris, Jane Olenn, Pat Lynn, Wilma Allen, Eula Ayers. Iris Coleman, Virginia Lee Watson, Dorothy Bousman, and Catherine Hogge. At this meeting Cathryn Mosteller was elected reporter. Other officers of the club are Martha Holman. president; Evelyn Moore, vice-president; Nola Brlsentine, secretary; and Betty Bondurant, treasurer.

Tickets for the annual senior dance which will be held this year on Saturday night, December 8. will go on sale on December 4. Jane Philhower. general chairman of the dance has revealed. Stag tickets will be fifty-five cents, while date tickets will be $1.10. In the receiving line will tje S. L. Graham, Eleanor Bisese. president of the senior class; Miss Elizabeth Burg.r, class sponsor; Mary Walker Watts, honorary member of class; Anne Summers, vice-president; Lillian Elliott, secretary; Virginia Shackelford. tr asurer; and Miss Mary Dabney. sister class sponsor. Leading the figure in which only seniors and their dates will participate will be Eleanor Bisese and Mary Walk.r Watts, followed by Anne Summers with Lillian Elliott, and Virginia Shackelford. with Jane Philhower. Chaperons for the dance will include Miss Olive T. Iler, Mrs. Eva Warren, Mrs Katherine Tabb, Dr. and Mrs. C. O. Gordon Moss. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. McCorkle, and Raymond H. French. Anne Summers Is chairman of the decorations committee; Lillian Elliott heads the ticket committee; Betty Ellis is in charge of the figure; Lucie McKenry heads the floor committee; Dorothy Overcash is chairman of the program: and Peggy T. Ross heads the music committee. According to an announcement made this week by the general chairman, the dance will be an open dance, and all students and visitors are invited. There is, however, one rule that no one except seniors can wear white dresses.

Lancaster Speaks In Student Lounge In his lecture of November 14, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi. Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, state superintendent of public instruction, reviewed educational trends over a period of years with special reference to Virginia schools. Dr. Lancaster stated that with an increase in the school enrollments, and with an Increase of pupils with varied backgrounds making up the enrollments, the school system has become much more complicated as the years have gone by. In predicting future changes in the school systems of Virginia, the state superintendent of public Instruction said that there would probably be a reduction of the now 500 recognized high schools to 200; of these 500 schools, 20 have enrollments of 500 or more. Since schools with large student bodies have more educational opportunities than smaller ones, consolidation of smaller schools seems to be the only remedy for the situation. Dr. Lancaster also predicted longer school hours as well as a state-wide twelve year system. Also he thought that some type of summer program would be carried on—organized differently, of course, from the winter program. Of the more recent accomplishments in the field of education. Dr. Lancaster believed that the action taken by the state legislature Continued on Page 3


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Philosopher Born In Massachusetts PGM TO Sponsor Eminent Lecturer

Ann Martin, president of Beorc Eh Thorn. English honor society which is sponsoring the lecture of Mr. Burges Johnson, has announced the following committees to make ail the arrangements for that lecture which will be heard on this campus November 29. S.rving as chairman of the j publicity committee is Margaret I Wilson. Helping her are Virginia i Treakle and Connie Ozlin. Louise Rives heads up the stagbig committee. Her assistants are j Lucie Addleman and Marjorie | Hewleit. Katherine Allen is chair- ' man of the library committee. The invitation committee isj headed by Lovice Altizer. Serving | under her are Shirley Cruser and Ann Willis. Nell Scott has charge of the social tommittee. Virginia Tindall DR. WILL DURANT, who will lecture on this >ampus Monday Virginia Shackelford, and Sue night, November 26. He is being sponsored on this campus by Pi Hundley are assisting her. Mr. Johnson is secretary of the <■ .Una Mu, national honorary society in social science. College English Association and editor of its publication. He is touring the country especially to come in contact with the English teachers. Following his lecture there will be a reception in the student lounge.

Dance Trio To Give Concert

Commercial Club Presents Play Last Wednesday night at 6:45 o'clock the Commercial Club presented a play "Boss Versus Secretary" in the small auditorium. This play served as the program for the regular Commercial Club meeting. The play showed the difference in an inefficient secretary who chewed gum and had holes in her letters from erasers, and the efflcicirnt secretary who had a college education in business education and «.ould get out a good, wellwritten, neat letter in a short time. Cile Sarver, Barbara Kellam, Mary Jane King, Anne Williams, and Lucille Upshur were the characters In the play which was under the direction of Mrs. J. P. Wynne, advisor of the club, and Mary Virginia Walker. The Commercial Club of the high school was represented and also a large number of the freshmen business education students of the college In addition to the Commercial Club members.

Annual Deadline Set By Editor-in-Chief Lillian Elliott, editor-in-chief of the Virginian, has announced that November 20 will be the deadline for subscriptions to the annual with padded covers. Subscriptions for the annual with plain covers will be taken until December 13. Before these dates, members of the staff will canvass each hall for subscriptions. The cost of a book with padded cover Is $4.50, whereas the cost of the book with plain cover is $4.00. The Virginian is the year book of State Teachers College. Students are responsible for art work, the editing, and management of the publication. Each issue represents a cross section of life here In this college.

Program To Begin At Eight O'clock Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow. and William Bales, dance trio will present a modern dance concert In the college auditorium. December 7, at 8 o'clock. The trio revealed their full stature as artists of the first rank when their debut as a concert trio turned out to be not only the dance event of the season but also the foreruniur of ever more triumphant successes In New York and on tour. As featured soloists or guest artists with the leading American companies of Martha Graham, Humphrey - Weleman, and Hanga Holm, the dancers were well known before launching upon their independent careers. Their program of dances drawn from the American scene and from folklore, old and new, bring characters and situations to life in a simple human emotion. Their vivid performances are heightened by the use of drama, dialogue, and music, delighting their audiences with a new and exciting form of popular theater.

Sophomores Present STC Fashion Show On Thursday night, November 15 at 10 o'clock in the Student Building auditorium, the sophomore commission presented a fashion show of "Do's and Dont's" at S. T. C. This fashion show was presented to the freshmen "Y" club. Taking part in the program were Alice Ann Abernathy, Julia Booher. Claire Clarke, Mary Jane Bond, Jerry Colgin, Edith Duffy, Carol Jenkins, Oeorge Ann Lewis, Peggy Moore, Mary Ann Morris. Caroline Painter, Berkley Richardson, Betsy Scott, Nancy Squire. Betsy Stoner. and Gee Oee Yonce.

STC Choir to Sing In Richmond Soon Girls To Broadcast Over Station WRVA

On Sunday morning. December 2, the college choir will sing in the St. Gil s Presbyterian Church. Richmond, and on Sunday evening, the group will sing in the Boulevard Methodist Church of the same city, Alfred H. Stink. head of the music department, announces. Participating in the worship services will be the entire choir of sixty-five voices, the senior a'capella, madrigal singers, junior a'capella, and intermediate a'capella. Esther Shevick will appear as guest soloist for the services. Student directors participating will be Esther Shevick, Margie Hewlett, and Dorothy Cummings, while Nell Scott. Grace Anderson, and Constance Ozlin will accompany the groups at the piano. Also as a part of the program. Dr. James Elliott Walmslcy, professor of history and social id* ences, will give annotations of the hymns. Dr. J. L. Blair Buck, chairman of the music committee of St. Chimb, issued thr invitation to the choir director to have the students sing m that city church of which h<; is a member. and Dr. Edwin S. Sheppp, pastor Of tin Boulevard Methodist Church, invited the group on In half of the music committee of his church. Dr. J. Blanton Belk, who recently spoke on tin, lainpus under the auspicd Of thfl Westminster Fellowship, is pastor ol .St Giles Church. The choir will leave Farmville Saturday afternoon and will rehearse that evening In Richmond. Arrangements have also been made with officials of WRVA for the group to broadcast on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with I r*hi ■I at station WRVA at 1:30.

Dr. Will Durant will speak on the "Causes and Consequences of the War" in the State Teachers College auditorium on Monday, November 26, at 8 o'clock. Dr. Durant is being brought to this campus under the auspices of Pi Gamma Mu national social science honor society. Dr. Durant was born at North Adams, Massachusetts in 1885. He received his formal education in the schools of that city and Kearny, New Jersey; at Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey; and at Columbia University, New York. He served as a cub reporter on the New York Journal for a short time and then taught Latin, Greek. French, and English In Seton Hall College, South Orange, New Jersey. In 1912 he toured Europe and returned in 1913 to take up graduate work in biology and philosophy at Columbia University. He received his Ph. D. degree there in 1917. Versatile Speaker In 1914 Dr. Durant began lecturing in New York City on philosophy, literature, science, music, economics, biology and history. Since h 1 s audience consisted mainly of the business, professional, and working classes, It was necessary that he give clear detailed explanations and some contemporary significance to all material presented. He received valuable training through this to which he owed the success of his book, The Story of Philosophy. This book has sold over two million copies since Its appearance in 1926, and has been translated into twelve languages. Lecturer Retires In order to give all his time to what he intended to make his life work, Dr. Durant retired In 1927 to write The Story of Civilization. For this purpose he has traveled twice around the world and four times through Europe. This work will be divided into five volumes. The frst, Our Oriental Heritage, appeared in 1935; the second. The Life ol Greece, in 1939; and the Continued on Page 3

Troxell To Sing: At Annual Concert Miss Barbara Troxell, lyric soprano, will be guest artist at the annual Christmas Concert of the College Choir and Choral Club on December 16 at 8:30 o'clock in the college auditorium. Born in Easton. Pennsylvania, Miss Troxell gave no thought to music as a career until she attended the Pennsylvania State College. Here she won her Bachelor 0| Sneiire and Master's Degree In Musical Education, and also taught voice and piano while earning her graduate degree. Miss Troxell, with a long list of n appearances to her credit. Moist for two summers at Duke University, was chosen last year to appear on the Metropolitan Auditions of the Air, and was meat artist of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra when they uii DeBussy's "Blessed Damorselle". Acroiding to the Philadelphia !-( Bulletin, "Miss Troxell's recital proves a matter of cultured, sensitive singing of feeling. awl tradition as regards to the md phrasing. She has a | oung voice which is produced with gratifying ease and not a little skill."

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Our Congratulations

Established November 26. 1920 Congratulations #o this week to the stuPublished each Wednesday evening of the college rear, except during holidays and examination perdent body for their fine school spirit disiods, by the students of State Teachers College. Parmvllle. Virginia. played in the round-robin hockey tournaOffice: Student Building Phone 533. Box 16» ment, color nwh, and the song contest. ConPrinters: The Parmvllle Herald gratulations to the winners, and congratuRepresented for national advertising by Natlona; Advertising Service. Inc.. college publishers repre- lations to the losers for being such good sentative. 420 Madison Ave.. New York. N Y. Member Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association


Those Of us that lost have shaken hands with the winners, smiled, and resolved that we will not be defeated in the struggle for the color cup. We'll fight on with the same school spint we displayed this past week, and at the end, the loser will go down fight Mary Helmer News Editor ing. Betty Deuel Cock Feature Editor School spirit, a great part of S. T. C, Louise Blane Sports Editor is one thing that makes us love our college. Evelyn Grizzard Social Editor We're all out for our class; and when the Ruth Howe Advertising Manager Mary Stewart Buford Circulation Manager time comes, we're ready to pull together for Mary Anne Loving Photographer all classes. We yell for green and white or Dorothy Gelston Typing Manager red and white when we're trying for the color cup; but when it's our school out on i ii ill Assistants the field, you'll find us yelling for blue and Betty U'wis, duel of editorial assistants; Martha white. Fiances Morrison, Virginia Tindall, Mary RatIn chapel Saturday morning we screamtray, Margaret Wilson. Sue Hundley, Margaret W. Wilkinson, Carmen Low, Mary Harrison ed and applauded for our class; and when Ann Buck, {Catherine Maddox, Lois Lloyd, the winner was announced, we showed just Sheppard, Charlotte Grizzard, Mildred Altice, as much enthusiasm. We ran from building Anna Headlee, Betty Ree Palret, Mary Agnes to building in the afternoon to see who was Millner, Jean Cake, Betty Lewis Shank, Betty Spindlcr, Cab Overbey, Lela Bouldin, Ruth the first to put out the colors. If we won we were happy, oh, so happy; if we lost, we Radogna. congratulated the winner on a fine job. At Business Assistants the hockey games, we screamed for our Connie Young, Hilda Abernathy, Norma Soyars, class until we were blue in the face. Then Esther George, Frances Treakle, Lorena Evans, after the game, we hoarsely offered our Dorothy Turley. Bonnie Curtis, Vivian Elmore. praises to the winning players. Betty Epperson, Virginia Bailey, Lee Ewing S. T. C.'ers have again proved that they Betty Jefferson, Frances Marshall, Ann Pullen. Dorothy Chambers, Evelyn Rogers, Alice Smith are good sports. We'll go on fighting to put Mary Davis, Andrea Garrison. the colors on the cup in the same way, the way that's a great phase of the life of the WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1945 Farmville girls. Entered as second class matter March 1 1921 In the Post Office of Farmvllle. Virginia, under act ol March 8. 1934. Virginia Eubank Treakle Editor-ln-Chlef Shirley Penn Slaughter Managing Editor Ruth Downs Brooks Business Manager

Are We Truly Thankful? Thanksgiving 1945 comes to a



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that is different in many respects from recent years.

This season of giving thanks

finds us in a world not being devastated by war bill in a world that is striving to reconstruct out of its ruins a just and


peace, a peace that shall not be shaken in the years to come.

Observing the conditions that exist As we approach this season, we should throughout the world today we Americans bow humbly before Almighty God to praise discover that we possess countless blessings Him and to thank Him for the many bless- for which we should be thankful during our ings we do have. First of aH, may we rev- traditional thanksgiving season. In all the countries of the world there is not a comerently be thankful for the cessation of hosparable holiday, but nowhere is such a time tilities around the world and for the vast for giving thanks so much needed. We can number of fighting men who have already be thankful that our country is not torn ret in ned to us. Then, too, we could not fail by civil war so soon after the past gigantic to utter prayerful thanks for those men Struggle as is true in China. However, it is who have paid the supreme sacrifice on the opinion of informed people that it is fields Of battle around the world. going to be very difficult for the United us as college girls in the land of States to keep completely aloof from that America pause to count the blessings that struggle. We, can be thankful that starvatare ours bflCEUM we do live in this country ion is not stalking mercilessly over our conand because we have been granted the optinent as is happening on the European and portunity of Continuing our education. Asiatic continents. We can be thankful that There are many young people in the world our homes and country have not been detoday that would give almost anything to \astated by war as has been the case in so live in democratic America and to know many natmns of the world. These are only what it means to go to an American college. a few blessings that can be mentioned that Third, may we be truly thankful for the W<S have which are denied to many people life that we have to live in the classrooms in the world. and on the campus, wherever we are. Then.


Bed-Check While visions of turkey danced through their heads— Mary Ann Morris and Peggy Cabaniss took off to Burkeville, or was it Prospect? Well, anyway their destination was the wide open spaces! Can't blame them! Have we turned back the pages or was It only an optical illusion when we saw those familiar faces —Margaret Orange, and Howard Ellett once more on campus? Why do all the town boys appeal to you, Philhower? It seems that Pete is taking the Black Hawk's" place at S. T. C. We know Cay doesn't object at all And how about that big time confidence at Blacksburg. Prom the meager details that have leaked out, it sounds ALL RIGHT! Happiest girl last week end was Christine Shifflet who saw her big brother <a MAJOR—take notice, for the first time since he arrived home! Hm-m-m, did you see that attractive man with Dot May? He was something to dream about! Speaking of dreams—Lucy created quite a commotion in Junior building when she carried on a fifteen minute conversation in her sleep! That can be dangerous, you know! Congratulations to Miss Wheeler, Carlotta, and the cast of "A Kiss for Cinderella" for their superb performance! Flowers were floating in all directions—especially to one Betty Bibb. Ryland nearly knocked himself out getting them there in time. And we wonder how Billy liked Virginia Hollifield as a nurse! She looked mighty appealing across those footlights. Another wanderer has returned —it was mighty good to see Allan Phillips around once more— and with Ann Carter! Brickbats to girls who forget they're ladies when dating in the rec. We couldn't complete this colConttnued on Page 3

| Sfouifl Immediately after dinner on Wednesday night November 28 in the large auditorium, the Freshman Commission will be installed. On last Thursday night, the Sophomore Commission presented the entire "Y" club a fashion show in the little auditorium. News from the various church groups on campus includes an inspirational week end at the Presbyterian conference in Blacksburg by the officers who attended. The Baptist students report that the sunrise service on last Sunday morning was held as originally announced but that their hike to Longwood on Monday afternoon for the two Sunday school classes was called off because of rain. As we approach this Thanksgiving season, we are grateful to God for the countless blessings that are ours. In the eighteenth century. A. L. Barbould sang praises to God for love, plenty, knowledge, and other blessings that were his. May we in these days, "praise God from whom all blessings flow."

Voice ol Our Readers Dear Editor. Why should we stand rather than sit when we ask the blessing at meal time? I am not asking for a change because we students mind standing, but rather because we think that it would be more reverent to remain seated. When the girls come into the dining hall, they immediately take a seat because of the long wait before the meal begins. Then when the bell rings to return thanks, there is a scrapping: of chairs which does not add to the occasion. Sometimes girls even seat themselves before the blessing has been completed. All this takes away from the meaning of our simple words of gratitude. In church we do not always stand for prayer and in our homes we seldom do this. Why should it be so in our school? Hoping for a change, Mary Agnes Millner

Dear Editor: There are several things we think that should be brought to the attention of the students since we've been having our evening prayers in the Episcopal Church. Not mtaning any harmful criticism against prayers in the auditorium, for they have done a great deal toward making our school day more complete, but the church has an atmosphere of reverence which is difficult to find in other places. Everything there is so serene, so still, so solemn, so b;autiful with the soft candle light. There is no distracting outside noise, no unnecessary commotion for this is a place dedicated to God and His work. It would be nice if we had a chapi l of our own on campus, but since this Is immediately Impossible, we think, with their approval, we should continue our services in the Episcopal Church. Capt. and Mrs. R. P. Wilkinson

Cinderella, Policeman Make Play Ending Happy, Exciting Laboring under more than the usual difficulties because of the Illness of Miss Wheeler, the Dramatic Club outdid themselves in last Friday night's production of "A Kiss for Cinderella," and hit a new high in variety and near-perfection. The curtain went up at eight-on-the-nose, and we. the audience were ushered into the darkened studio of Mr. Bodie. artist. Betty Bibb made a lovable Mr. Bodie, resplendent in blue smock and artist's tarn, with her silvery" Van Dyke beard trimmed to perfection, and a fine performance she gave. It wasn't too long before we met Martha Showalter, portraying the part of Our Policeman . . . just from Scotland Yard, and ever ready for his slow but steady bit to do credit by the force. Congratulations go, too, to Martha for for her excellent portrayal throughout the entire three acts. It was the Policeman, who In a discussion of the story of Cinderella, brought the first laugh by proclaiming, "Oh, I don't keep up with the fiction." Last but not least of the characters who appeared in Act 1 came Jackie Watson as Cinderella herself . . busy as a little bee mothering Mr. Bodie and asking her endless questions. We can't suggest enough orchids for Jackie, freshman from Hampton, who in her first S. T. C. play has thus proved herself not only to be a fine little actress, but also a confirmed master of extreme facial expression. We couldn't begin to mention the odd goings-on in Cinderella's little tailoring shop, in the first scene of act two. There was a man having a coat altered and a wo-

man with an ailing husband; there was another man calling for his laundry, and a social outcast who merely wanted a kindly word from someone. The charge for every service was one penny. During the whole scene, while Jean Cake. Delores Duck, Martha Morehead and Frances Ferguson Marshall were doing admirable jobs of playing the above mentioned parts, people in the audience were wondering about three very large wooden boxes standing on stilt-legs toward the back of the stage. Needless to say there was also some wondering about a mysterious 'and very youthful) sneeze that resounded from somewhat the same region. But the element of surprise was felt throughout the auditorium when at last the plot of the story led up to the startling revelation of the contents of the boxes . . . three tiny young hopefuls who may hit Broadway yet . . . Beverly Rlppard and Mary Kay and Ruthie Catlin as the three refugee children Gladys, Marie-Theresa, and Gretchen whom Cinderella had under her generous care. These three wee ladles came very near to stealing the whole show, whether deliberately or not we'd hate to say. Perhaps the favorite scene of the whole play was scene two of act two. Cinderella, half-starved and her mind feverish, falls asleep in the snow while waiting for her fairy godmother to come and present her with an "invite" to the Prince's Ball. Here in the snow she dreams that her Godmother does come . . and then the audience is spirited away to the scene of the ball ... a dream complete as all Continued on Page 4

Praise to God, immortal praise For the love that crowns our days; Bounteous source of every Joy, Let thy praise our tongues employ: All to thee, our God we owe, Source whence all our blessings flow.

All the plenty summer pours: Autumn's rich o'erflowering stores, Flocks that whiten all the plain Yellow sheaves of ripened grain; • • • • A soft coal strike and a steel strike both Lord, for these our souls shall raise threaten the country and either one will Orateful vows and solemn praise.

too, tor love, We shall give our heartfelt 1 hanks, love Of Christ, love of parents, love of relatives, and love of friends that great hinder the production of automobiles. The element in mankind that lifts mere existence Into real living.

us out


three outstanding automobile producers are all lined up together against labor and, inculeiitly, do not expect a solution to labor problems from QlC current labor management conference. • • • *

Peace, prosperity, and health, Private bliss, and public wealth, Knowledge with its gladdening streams, Pure religion's holier beams: Lord, for those our souls shall raise Grateful vows and solemn praise.

Thes,. are, Of course, but a few of the many thing! for which we should be thankful. Time and space would not permit | lengthy discussion oil this topic. The question, however, on which we shall place am* Our country is bountifully blessed with As thy prospering hand hath blest. phasis is this "Are you truly thankful'.'" natural resources and with strong, fearless May we give thee of our best; Have you taken stock of your own blessings people, but still we employ the atomic And by deeds of kindly love and Opportunities! Do you thank God daily bomb ami a large financial loan to make For thy mercies grateful prove; for them? Are you truly thankful as you the rest Of the world do as wv say. T wonder Singing thus through all our days Praise to God, Immortal praise. approach Thanksgiving liU.V.' whether this will work ultimately. —A. L. Barbould, 1772



Red 'n Whites Win Hockey Tournament; Greens Chalk Up Victory In Color Rush Sophomores Defeat f Freshmen 1 to 0 Orchesis The final scores of the hockey games Saturday afternoon gave the Red and White classes ten points toward the color cup for this year. The sophomore team defeated the freshman team with a final score of 1-0. and the seniors tied the junior team in a 0-0 score. This ended the final games in hockey for this year, and as the Red and White teams won the most games, they gained ten points toward the color cup. Thursday afternoon the senior team defeated the freshman team with a score of 4-0, and Friday afternoon the juniors held the sophomores to a scoreless tie. Line-ups for the class teams for the games were: seniors, Lucille Jones, captain, Margaret Orange. Louise Blane. Kitty Wright, Prances Lee. Jackie Ritchie, Martha Watkins. Phyllis Watts. Regina Portinarro, Lillian Elliott, and Peggy T. Ross. Junior team: Nellie Smith, captain. Margaret Ellett, Margaret Lohr. Dorothy Owen. Kitty Sue Brldgforth. Sue Hundley. Betty Minetree. Betty Parrish. L Carter. D Anderson. Grace Loyd. Sophomore line-up: Jecry Colgin. captain. Alice Abernathy. Peggy Cabaniss. Peepsie Brooks. Jeane Bentley, Julia Booher, Myra Ann Motley. Mary Ann Morris, Dorothy White, Jackie Hancock, and Betty Winston Freshman team: Anne Barksdale, captain. Nancy Dlckenson, Mary Evelyn Miles. Violet Ritchie, Evelyn Drewer. Jane Taylor. Martha Oillum. Dorothy Ramairc Marie Hutcheson, Katherine Cosby, and Hazel Lewis. The class color rush on Saturday afternoon ended in a final victory for the green and white runners. Green and white banners were hung from Junior building, library hall, student building, and as there was a tie between the runners on White House, both green and white and red and white banners were hung. Red and white banners were on senior building. Rotunda, and also on Whit* House, as the results of a tie. Tills event does not give points for the color cup, but is for the purpose of stimulating interest In the athletic events to appear later on the campus. At 6 o'clock, the Atliletic Association entertained in honor of the four class hockey teams, and all members of the teams were invited to student building lounge for supper.

Members Junior Class Wins To Give Program In Song Contest

Practices have already started for the annual Christmas Sing program to be given by members of Orchesis on Saturday night. December 15. in the college auditorium immediately following dinnvr, Miss Emily Kauzlarlch has announced. This year's theme includes not only the traditional materials as exemplified in previous programs, but also an attempt by dance, song and speaking voice of Christmas Thoughts of 1945, that comes from the Freedom of Worship as stated musically In Russell Bennett's Symphony of the Four Freedoms. Every member of Orchesis is taking part in the program. These girls are Corrinne Baker. Betty Bibb. Emily Carper, Claire Clarke, Vivian Edmunds, Margaret Ellett. Betty Ellis, Lois Fuller, Heidi Lacy. Frances Lee. Betty MinetreJ. Anne Motley. Betty Parrish. Nancy Parrish. Jean Parry, Doris Ramsey, Berkley Richardson, Esther Shevick, Nannie Sours, Hlldrian Suttle. and Nancy Whitehead.

Dr. Lancaster Speaks Continued from Page 1 last May was the most remarkable. At that time, without a single dissenting vote, the legislators passed a bill appropriating a huge sum of money to be spent for certain educational purposes. Among other things, this money is to be used to secure more personnel in State Department of Education, to test pupils this year to see how satisfactory their learning is and to use the results of the tests to maintain and operate vocational education. While Dr. Lancaster was pleased with this improvement, he stated that the State Department intended to ask for much more when the legislature begins work in January. He said, "We want $40,000 more for additional personnel, particularly a director of health education and director of school transportation." Also the State Department of Education wants more money for teachers, for adult education, for school libraries, for vocational education, etc. In closing, Dr. Lancaster pictured a bright future for the teaching profession.

COSTUME JEWELRY Pins—Bracelets Ear Bobs

Saturday. November 17. the annual song contest was held in the large auditorium during the chapel period. The Juniors won top honors this year by a decision of the judges. Frances Lee, president of the athletic association, opened the program with a short talk. Kitty Sue Brldgforth then told the audltnce about the rules for the color rush, Peggy T. Ross explained the hockey games, and Betty Parrish told about the color cup. and how points were gained for it. After this, the classes sang their songs. First the freshmen sang, followed by sophomores, juniors and seniors. While waiting for the Judges' decision, Betty Ellis, Lou Baker and Betty Lee led the audience in several cheers and songs. The pep meeting ended with Frances Lee announcing the juniors winners of the contest.

Bed-Check Continued from Page 2 umn without congratulating Mr. Graham on the recent addition to his family. Nothing like having twin grandchildren! Our heartiest congrats! Hunting season is in again—and how! Did you kill anything, Nancy —or was Bob the only one who was successful? The situation in Lawrencevllle Is evidently tops! Grace, Evelyn and Dolly evermore made hay while the moon was shining! (and it was full!) You weren't mistaken—that was Carmen with Bo Wall! And Carlotta's piano playing navy man provided quite a bit of entertainment for everyone. Have you heard about Molly Reid's latest lieutenant. Larry? Betty Pairet seems to be making big time with the boys from Buckingham. The Craddock man is coming up to see Mosteller again this weekMore power to her! Time's awastlng—so here's wishing everyone the biggest Thanksgiving dinner ever as well as an A-l marvelous time. Vital Statistics There's only 19 hours till the 1:00 train pulls out and 19 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds till the 1:19 comes chugging around the corner—and I heard someone in 22 annex hollering lustily for someone weighing 150 pounds to come and sit on her suitcase—so must depart! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving—so long for a while!

Large Selection of CHRISTMAS CARDS


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On the Ball

RUSH ORDER No rest tor the weary! Because the paper comes out a day early, columns, etc.. must be in the hands of the printers about four days early, so while we've little chance to gleam bits of stable gossip and pass them to you. we do consider this an excellent time to present to you a few pointers from C. W. Anderson's handbook on riding. "Heads up—Heels Down.' HOSS TALK Mr. Anderson says that a norseman never speaks of "front legs'' or "back legs", but of forelegs and hind legs, although he may say a horse is lame "in front" or "behind", The "near side" of a horse is the left sidr, from which you mount and from which he should always be handled. Although you may speak of the "left front leg" or the "right hind" without making a faux pas, the "near foro" and "off hind" is the horseman's way of describing them. Although these are not vital, there is a certain satisfaction is calling tiiinus by their correct names; and horso terminology has as much color and atmosph re as that of the sea. "Below deck" certainly sounds more interesting than "downstairs", and "a rangy bay with a blaze" gives more the feeling of the hors. than does "a brownish horse with a white nose." People may laugh when you spjak of a horse with a "giraffeneck" or "ewe n:ck", but Mr. Anderson uses these terms and says the condition is a sign of weaKness. Another term iqually amusing to those unfamiliar with it in connection with horses is that of the Roman nose. This, too, is an authentic bit of horse phraseology and indicates stubborness on the part of that animal, yet oftentimes courage as well, and even Man o' War had a trace of Roman nose. COLOR AND MARKINGS In horses, the most common color is bay, which ranges from a deep reddish mahogany to a light tannish brown. A bay will have a black mane and tail. A brown horse is almost black to the average eye, but he has brown hairs at flank and muzzle. To be black, officially a horse must be black throughout, and the hair on the muzzle, which never changes, is the deciding factor. Chestnut has a wide range, the most common color being golden; but it also includes a coat that is almost red as well as one of deep liver color. Grays include everything from Continued on Page 4

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Victory for the red and whites mded the hockey season this past Saturday. The seniors and juniors tied with a score of 0-0, and the sophomores defeated the f reshmen 1-0. The games were exciting and all the teams were wellmatched. Good sportsmanship was displayed by both sides. The green and whits who took their defeat with a smile, cheerfully warned, •Just wait until next year!" Green and white banners hung from four of the buildings with red and white banners on three buildings. There was a tie between the two colors on White House. This was a sign that Color Rush was over. The runners had compl, ted their short treks, the cheers were over, and the crowd dispersed to the hockey field. Victory for green and white I BOUNCIN' BALLS , After we have sp.nt that eventful holiday stuffing ourselves with turkey and sweets, we will return to school to start the basketball s ason. Being a member of a team teaches good sportsmanship, cooperation and standing back to give the other girls a chance. All these (an be found in playing basketball. The r>d and whites are well on their way toward the color cup. so green and whites here's a chance to catch up with them. We want to find girls from all the classes out on the court practicing. You might make sub-varsity, so come on out and try. because here's your chance to help your colors toward the color cup. HOLIDAY FUN Wi will put away our balls and hockey sticks, our tennis rackets and golf clubs this Wednesday to take ourselves away from school for a Thanksgiving holiday. But don't forget that sports can be just as much fun on a holiday as thty can be in school. Most of us will see a football same, some will go horseback riding, play tennis, bowl a few games, and some if they are lucky might even talk dad or the big brother into taking them hunting. Get out-of-doors when you're home,

for this is the kind of weather that makes you feel good to be alive.

Dr. Will Durant Continued from Page 1 third, Caesar and Christ, in 1944. The Age of Faith which will be volume four and The Age of Reason, volume five, are scheduled for 1950 and 1955 respectively. Cla/ity humor, and scintillating insight mark Dr. Durant's presentaion of problems of life and history, and he is considered by many to be the most brilliant of modern lecturers. Admission to the lecture will be seventy-five cents, and tickets may be bought from Carolyn Bobbitt or any Pi Gamma Mu member. They will also be on sale at the door Monday night. Seats may now be reserved at Patterson's. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.—Benjamin Franklin. WE HAVE A WIDE SELECTION OF

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Parden Announces Student Meeting Plans To Be Made For Conference According to an announcciru nt made this week by Jacqueline Parden. president of the Southern Inter-CollcKiatc Association of Student Government, a boarc meeting will be held in WinstonSalem, North Carolina on December 1. At this time, plans will be made as to th< dale and the place of the spring conference, and problems which have arisen concerning student government on various campuses will be discussed. Practically all of the colleges in the south are represented in this organization. At a meeting of the board last April. Jacqueline Parden was elected prcsidint for the year 1945. Some time ago, she appointed Dr. C. Q. Gordon Moss as adviser for the entire association. Over a period of several months, the president has been corresponding with campus presidents on problems which have come up pertaining to student government.

Council Entertains For Dr. Jarman On Monday night, November 19 at 6 o'clock in the college tea room, the Student Council entertained with a banquet in honor of Dr. J. L. Jarman. This affair Is held annually on Dr. Jarman's birthday. Invited guests included Dr. J. L. Jarman, Dean Martha Smith Smith. Mrs. Mary Watkins, Miss Viigilia Bugg, Miss Alpha Lee Gamut. Miss Winnie V. Hiner, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Graham. Dr. and Mrs. C. G. Moss, and members of the Student Council.

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Continued from Page 3 horses that are generally called white to those that are deeply dapple-gray—so deep as to be almost black. The roans, red and blue, an- gray with a mixture of either chestnut or blue-gray hairs in their coats. Duns are either mouse-colored or the color known as buckskin in the West. The white markings that some horses have are quite simple In name. and. once learned mak-J It much easier to describe a horse. A wide band of white extending down the front of the face is called a "blaze'. A patch of white on the horse's forehead is called a "•tar", and a narrow, irregular bit of white is a "stripe". If there Is a patch of white at the horse's nostril it is ■ snip". A white leg Is called a "ttOOUni". Certainly a chestnut bone with a blSM and two stockings "behind"' would be the simplest way of describing a hOlie with these two markings. Anyone who has tried to play U nnts learns quickly what base line. service, and fault mean, vet many persons who have bei n riding for time are conU-nt to of a chestnut horse as "sort of tan color," and of the martingale as "that thmi:-ania.iu'." Tiny axe really only a step above the little who, her Orel time In the saildie stated, "I oaO'l leach the p. d-

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Pi Kaps Celebrate The Pi Kappa Sigmas celebrated their fifty-first anniversary on Saturday. November 17. with a service in the chapter room on Saturday morning followed by a breakfast in the College Shop. Miss Olive T. Her, adviser. Miss Mary Dabney. and all members and pledges were present.

Cinderella Play Continued from Page 2 Jreams are. with all the people who have passed in array before Cinderella that day appearing as some character in the ball room. Even the children are there in their boxes, and all is impressive, and all goes well, until the fatal stroke of the midnight hour . . . ■ h- n much to the audience's surprise Cinderella is left alone in the center of the stage In her usual rags instead of the elegant white ball gown. She flees in shame, so that the Prince. I who is in reality the friendly Policeman >, as he sees her, finds nothing left but her tiny glass slipper. The final act takes place in a room in Dr. Bodie's convalescent home and we learn that Dr. Bodie is a woman doctor . . . and Mr. Bodie's own sister. The whole scene is light from the start., with the comedy and minor love-interests being capably taken by Viriiiiti Hollifleld as the probationer nurse, and Elolse Hanes as Danny, the convalescent soldier. RCi Williams did an excellent Job as Dr. Bodie. and the others did more than well as in the reipe tlv« parts. And natch, the plot figured Itself out to the inevitable happy ending with the novel engagement of Cindrella to the kindly young policeman. ih.' actresses an not the only ones who deserved a great deal of credit in the production of this piny. roper* ties, lighting and makeup all had then various and sundry problems .n our opinion better jobs could not ha\ ■ been done in overcoming I hem. Special mention we feel should go to the properties group lor a very effective snow-storm. and to the costuming group for the beauty and hi ky part of the Bali scene. And to the make-up "TOUP, for the excellent cooperation in hair-eutting! Yet. another fall play has come and gone. To use a time-worn exIOB ID What • i has "done .m". We again say "Congratulations," to .very one concerned in the least bit with "A Kiss for Cinderella." and may the spring ;>1;.\ bS half as out. it.uniiii;!

Attending the Presbyterian Conn in Blacksburg during thr dd were Agnes Stokrs, Ann e, Christine Shiftl. t, Alfreda Peterson. Catherine Bickle. Lucy Bowling. Martha Russell v Lou Graham, Jane Mantiply. Glennis Moore. Elinor ). rbey, and Ruth Rowe. Those who attended the Metho|| ( onf rence in Fredericksburg Lucy Addleman. Freida ransbergcr and Lillian Stables. The S.T.C. line-up in Lyn-.hburg I . wi B>. nd included Anne :i Amory, Anne Ford, Virginia Hollifleld, Dorothy Manning, and Jean Watts. Making touchdowns In Richmond were Dorothy Chambers. Elizabeth Scott, Mary Yates. Virginia Yonce. Jean Underhill, Jean Turner. Esther Shevlck. Lucille Beasley, Nancy Blair. Corinne Baker, Page Cook, Rosa Chandler, Mary Kennedy, Virginia Marshall. Connie Ozlin. Barbara DeHardit. Audrey Hudson. Berkeley Richardson. Shirley Roberts, and Eloise Stand ll Scoring for S. T. C. in Lawrenceville were Dorothy Ann Freeman. Grace Maliory, Evelyn Patterson, and Reb.cca Williams. Going over the line in Chariot tcsvllle were Anne Charlton and Katherine Rain.y. Tackling out-of-bounds were Anne Baer and Betty Gillespie in Annapolis. Maryland, and Virginia Paris in Washington, D. C. On time for the kick-off in Ransoms w, re Elizabeth Maxey and Al?ne Patteson, while in Williamsburg were Fran< es and Virginia Treakle. Cheering for S. T. C. in other plao I were Jean Cake in Crozet, Shirley Connelly in Gladys. Anne Collins in Church Hill. Alma Craw\ :n Prospect, Sara L. Dodson in Mattoax, Cornelia Davidson in Lexington, Mary Ames in Providence Forge, Barbara Graham in Chester, Claudine Guthrie in Sunny Side, Grace Herreleln in Alexandria, Hilda Kauffman in Green Bay, Judy Light in Winchester. Mabel Park In Boydton, Mary Robertson in Littleton, Peggy Turner in Amherst. Nancy M. Taylor in Clarkton. Hilda Abernathy in Hopewcll, Dorothy Winton in Bedford, Clara Wales in Amherst. and Margaret Walton Wilkinson In Martinsville. Happy Thanksgiving!

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By LELA BOULDIN Thanksgiving holidays are almost here! What are you going to do? Football Is among the first on the list (besides that "big" turkey dinner at home!) Some of you are wondering what to wear to the game. Suits are always appropriate. A bright fuschia suit with a black chesterfield coat would be just right. Maybe some of you have a threepiece suit that you'd like to wear. A black checked suit would look •mighty" nice with a black threequarter length coat. Perhaps some of you would prefer a plain wool suit with a matching topcoat — blue, black, green, or Just anycolor that suits you. Your favorite woolen suit will look up to par with a contrasting blouse and a coat flung over your shoulders. Sport coats of the boxy types or tailored boy coats make the best toppers. Semi-dress shoes with heels of medium height or the ever popular wedges will be most suitable and comfortable for such an occasion. Maybe you'd like to add a sport hat to wear on the back of your head to make your outfit perfect. If you're getting tired of wearing suits on every occasion and preftr a dress, choose something casual. A well-tailored woolen or gabardine dress will be appropriate. Maybe you're lucky enough to own a fur coat. By all means carry that along to keep out the cold wind. Whatever you wear, you want to look your best, and so be sure to be neat and well-groomed. Here's wishing all of you a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

ASA Gives Banquet Alpha Sigma Alpha held its annual Founder's Day banquet in the College tea room on November 15, 1945. The guests included Dr. J. L. Jarman, Dean Martha Smith, Miss Ruth Gleaves, Miss Grace Moran, Miss Virginia Wall and all members of Alpha Sigma Alpha.



College Wit and Humor Voice on the phone: "John Smith cannot attend classes today because he la sick in bed. He requested me to notify you." Professor: "All right. Who is this speaking?" Voice: "This is my roommate."

"You don't know! I assigned this stuff last Friday. What were you doing last night?" "I was out drinking beer with some friends." "You were! What audacity to stand there and tell me a thing • Si Chemistry Professor: "Jones, like that! How do you ever expect to pass this course?" what does HN03 mean?" Student: "Well, ah, er-er, I've "Wall, I don't know mister. Ye got It right on the tip of my see. I just come in to fix the ratongue, sir." diator." Professor: "Well, you'd better spit it out. It's nitric acid." Math Teacher: "Now watch • | "Our economics teacher talks the board while I run through it again!" to himself. Does yours?" • • • "Yes, but he doesn't realize itBeggar: "Have you got enough he thinks we're listening." • • ■ money for a cup of coffee?" Plebe: "I've added those figures Student: "Oh, I'll manage someten times, sir." how, thank you." Prof.: "Very good." s • t Plebe: "And here are the ten Maid: "Shall I take this rug out answers." and beat it?" • • • "Is this dance formal, or can I Oirl: "That's no rug. that's my wear my own clothes?" roommate's towel." • • • First Burglar: "Where've you been?" Second Burglar: "Robbing one of the fraternity houses." First Burglar: "Lose anything?" • • • Professor: "Can you tell me 200 E. 3rd St. anything about the great chemists of the 17th century?" Student: "They're all dead, sir." • • • And Prof: "Name two pronouns." Student: "Who, me?"


"You in the back of the room. What was the date of the signing of the Magna Carta?" "I dunno." "You don't, eh? Well, let's try something else. Who was Bonny Prince Charley?" "I dunno." "Well then, can you tell me what the Tennis Court Oath was?" "I dunno." T« as *■

Lady (interviewing new maid): "I forgot to ask you if you had any religious views." Maid: "No, I haven's, ma'am, but I've got some dandy snapshots of Niagara Falls and Brooklyn Bridge."

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Rotunda vol 25, no 9 nov 21, 1945