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Ackiss to Reign Over Mardi Gras Dance Saturday Savage Appointed College Dean, Lancaster States Richmonder Comes Here On April 1 William W. Savage, assistant head of the Richmond Consultation Service and Supervisor of Consultation Services throughout Virginia, has been appontcd dean of State Teachers College, according to Dr Dabney S Lancaster, president. Mr. Savage who will begin his new work April 1. Is the first dean of the college that Parmvllle has ever had. The new dean is a graduate of the College of Willam and Mary and holds the Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago He is pursuing further graduate work at Chicago. He was one Of the organizers of the Richmond Consultation Service which Is a division of the State Department Of Education. During the war, he was acting head of the organization In commenting upon the appointment. Dr. Lancaster stated that Mr. Savage is eminently fitted for his new position and that he will make a notable contribution to State Teachers College and the state of Virginia by individual work and counselling with the * students.

Philosophy Club Bids 13 Students Bids were extended to 13 girls to btcome members of the Philosophy Club, according to an announcement by Dr. J. P. Wynne. Those girls receiving bids were Grace Anderson, Clarkton; Elizabeth Bennett. Keeling; Lee Carter. Concord Depot; Jean Conroy, Norfolk; Louise Dalton. Pulaskl; Audrey Lee Davis, Parmvllle;Mary Lou Peamster. Beckley. W. Va.; Mary Virginia Oofr. Kenbrldge; ■velyn Hair, Danville; Virginia Jones. Concord Depot; Betty LewIs, Hickory; Mary Agnes Millner, Danville, and Mary Louse Thompson. Blacksburg. The Philosophy Club has been organized and developed by the Students themselves. It was organised In 1936 by Jenney Wilson, Blanche Doswell. Mabel Barrett, Loulle Shose, all of Richmond and Lquise Hcndrlcks of Long Island, Virginia The aims of the Club have been modified somewhat In response to the growth and expansion of the College. But In general the organization serves two purposes. Plrst, It gives some recognition to that very limited number of students who demonstrate unusual capacity, interest, and effort In the critical study of the conceptions, beliefs, and values that control the lives of us all. The organization thus rewards In some small measure certain unique Intellectual qualities that are too often overlooked by our schools and colleges. Second, the Philosophy Club provides a means by which students, who are Interested In those Issues of human life that have aways challenged the attention of Intellectual leaders, may share their experiences with one another and with members of the faculty and other Invited guests who are Interested In the same problems New members of the Philosophy Club will be honored at a banquet to be held In the college tea room on Thursday night This club has recently been reorganized on campus, and new members taken In

Holton Announces Estimate Deadline Grade estimates will be sent in to the Director of Personnels office on Wednesday, February 12, according to Mr. S. M. Holton, Jr. Freshmen and sophomores may obtain their grades from their advisors, and Juniors and seniors may obtain theirs from the head of the department in which they are majorlng.'Students are asked to confer with their advisors as to when they may obtain their grades. The grades will be In the advisor's office on February 13. Estimates are not a final grade The purpose of the estimates is to let the students know what type of work they are doing.

Pullen Announces Receiving Line

Dr. Allen Selected As Guest Speaker For ReliriousWeek

Dr. J. P. Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church In Bristol will be guest speaker for Religious Emphasis Week, February 17 through 20. The theme for Religious Emphasis Week will be "Will Christianity Work?" Monday night, February 17, 1 there will be a reception in honor of Dr. Allen. The faculty, administration and heads of organizations are invited to attend. Tuesday morning Dr. Allen will speak to the student body during the chapel period. He will also speak in chapel Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. Allen will conduct a fireside chat in Student Lounge at 7 The music exhibit in the library o'clock. Each student is urged to commemorates the February attend. An open association of the Y birthdays of Fritz Krelsler, Jascha Helfetz. and Felix Mendelssohn will be held Wednesday afternoon A violin, miniature piano, and re- at 4:30 o'clock. Wednesday night Dr. Allen will corder and records are featured. Books from the library's music discuss all questions that have collection used in the exhibit may been put in the question box. This I be charged out to anyone who meeting will be held in Senior Rec would like to use them. The Piano, i at 9 o'clock. The Prayers Committee under | Its History, Makers, and Music by ; Weir will be of interst to profes- the direction of Laura Jean Comsional and amateur pianists. This erford is preparing a series of devolume was written not only to In- votional messages to be distributIelude every Important subject con- ed to eachroom. These devotionals nected with the piano, but also to will be centered around the gencondense the Information with eral theme "Will Christianity clarity. If you want to know what Work?" Is good piano playing and why it I Is good, read The Challenge o) \Listenino by Howard McKlnney , and W. R Anderson. You will find I the answers In this book. Our New Music by Aaron Copeland. discusses contemporary composers and Clle Sarver, senior, was elected their styles. The author attempts chairman of the publications comto make these differences more mittee at a student body meeting understandable to the lay listener Tuesday night. In Like So/test Music, Rose HeylThe publications committee is but brings together a collection of composed of the retiring editors stories which emphasizes the human side of our great musicians. and business managers of the three publications, one faculty advisor These stories are based on fact but presented as fiction. A History from each publication, and one reo) Music In Pictures edited by presentative from the student body George Kinsky. traces the course who serves as chairman of the of music through the centuries in group. Following the appointment of a way that makes for pleasure. Several biographies are featured, the publication heads, the nomiincluding a collection of letters. nating committee will meet to Also samples of the library's hold- nominate for major and minor officers. ings in musical magazines.

Carlton Will Play For Costume Ball

Library Features Exhibit on Music

Sarver Named Election Official

Red Hearts, Red Bows Decorate Many Valentines Entwined hearts and sophisticated little cupids in big red bows are hanging around again, the aromatlcs spirits of amour are in the air, and aw, gosh, will you be my valentine? Well, if its kissing you've been missing, the stage Is set. the music is soft, and now's the time to do something about it. After all, who could resist the perfume and dew-drops of the real old-fashioned lace and bleedingheart valentine? You must, of course, use great care in the selection thereof. There are expressions of the passion In many moods, and the wrong selection—either too fast or too slow—can be disastrous. If you're pretty certain that the object of your affections Is as far gone along the path of star-dust and moonbeams as yourself, then you are safe In those super-glamorous big and red hearts, dripping lace and deathless affection. Por example, this one Is really potent —It can't, that Is to say, go wrong: "Wherever I go. Wherever I be, You're the only one In the world for me!" You see? Oh this: "My love for you Will ever flow,

Like lasses down A tater row," Then there are those more or less In the experimental line, for the bashful, backward characters who have done nothing more than duck their heads and blush sweetly as you passed by. A little push in the right direction may be all they need—like this: "Dearest William, sweetest BlUy. Don't stand there and look so silly. Show your heart, as I do mine. When you receive this valentine." For those who are not so particular WHO—Just throwing out a line, as It were, we have such as this; "I want to be somebody s darling. Somebody's turtle dove. Pray don't buy me diamonds. All that I want Is love." If It's the point you want to get across, without messing around with the frills, you might follow the example of the high school student, who minced no words with his student teacher. He presented her with a large creation bearing a Tarzan-llke hero, simply Continued on Page 4

OWEN ACKISS, Mardi Gras Queen

BET Issued Bids In Chapel Today Betty Bondurant. Junior from Farmvllle; Marian Lotus, senior from Larham. Md ; Betty Tlpton, sophomore from Keysville. and Martha Frances Webb, senior from Richmond were issued bids by Beorc Eh Thorn, honorary English society.These girls were recognized in chapel services this morning. Miss Leola Wheeler was made an honorary member of the society. Miss Wheeler read The White dills during the recognition service. Officers of Beorc Eh Thorn are president. Lee Carter vice-president. Virginia Tindall; recording secretary. Louise Altizer; corresponding secretary. Lucia Addleman, treasurer, and historian. Beverly Brane.

President Announces Future Chapel Plan Effective Next Year Dr. Dabney Lancaster announced this week In a letter to the students that chapel attendance will remain voluntary for the rest of the session, and that the decision for or against voluntary chapel next year will be based on the average attendance this year. He expressed his regret that students have not cooperated as he expected under the plan Inaugurated this year. Dr. Lancaster's letter la printed on the editorial page of this Issue. Chapel programs this week have consisted of a "sing" on Monday morning, and Wednesday Beorc Eh Thorn, the English honor society, recognized its new members. Miss Leola Wheeler was Invited to become an honorary member at that time. During Initiation services she read "The White Cliffs of Dover." On schedule for the program Friday morning Is an address by Mr Robert Whltehead Mr Whitehead Is the representative from Nelson and Amherst counties In the Virginia House of Delegates.

Wheeler Announces Tentative Actors Students taking part in the spring play. The Taming of the Shrew, which will be presented in | the S. T. C. auditorium on March 7 and 8, have been announced by Miss Leola Wheeler. The cast will include both S. T. C. and Hampi den-Sydney students. Bill Smlthers from Elizabeth, N. J.. will play the part of Pteruchio; I Grls Boxley. Louisa. Va.. will portray Katharine; Lucentio will be enacted by Red" Hanbury of Portsmouth; Bianca will be played by Ann Nock of Harborton. Virginia. Max Perrow of Charleston, | W. Va., will portray Baptlsta; Tom Vail from Rldgefield, Conn, will play Hortenslo; Bill Hamilton of New Orleans, La., will be Blondello; and Dan Brav from Richmond, Va., will be Gremlo. The character of Qrumlo will be played by Mason Cole of Petersburg. Va.; Betty House from Lansdowne, Pa., will play Curtis; Walter Woodson from Lynchburg. Va., will be Pedant; Carter Coghlll of Charleston. W. Va.. will be Vlncentio; John King from Wilmington, N. C , will portray Haberdasher; Tailor will be George Henri from Chicago, 111. and Tranio 'will be played by Pierce Brawner of Charleston. W Va. Jane Hunt Cihlselln Is serving as the prompter. This cast is not to be considered permanent but is inclusive of those rVinMnvwi on Page 4

Date Announced For Campus Drives

Combined drives of the World Student Service Fund and the Red will be held on campus the week of March 10. according to Jane Mantiply, chairman of the Public Affairs committee of the Y W. C. A The goal has been set at $1,000, which is double the goal of last year During the week of the drive, contributions will be collected In the dormitories, from various organizations, and from the box In the hall Special chapel programs will be presented In connection with this Tickets are still available for drive The proceeds of this drive, students to attend the Barter The- which Is sponsored by various colatre play Much Ado About Noth- leges all over the nation, will go ing" to be held here February 20 for overseas relief


Gwen Ackiss, senior from Norfork will reign over the annual Mardi Gras dance Saturday night, February 15. at 8:30 o'clock In the college gymnasium. Anne Pullen is serving as general chairman of the costume ball which Is sponsored each year by Pi Gamma Mu, honorary social science society on campus. Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster. Dean Martha Smith Smith. Dr. James Elliott Walmsley. advisor to PI Gamma Mu; Anne Pullen, chairman; and the officers of the society. Mary Stuart Buford. Barbara Graham, Margaret Wilson and Betty Bennett will make up the receiving line. Chaperones for the dance will be Dr. and Mrs. C. Gordon Moss. Dr. and Mrs Francis Simkins, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Graham. Miss Mary Nichols. Miss Mary Peck, Miss Virginia Wall, Miss Luclle Jennings, Miss Lucy Bralley. Miss Leola Wheeler. Miss Pauline Camper, Miss Virginia Bedford. Mrs. Hallie Lalng, Miss Florence Stubbs, Stubbs. and Miss Winnie Hlner. Anne has announced that Mrs. Edwin Lancaster, Wlllard Hart, and Tucker Doyne will Judge the costumes at the dance. C. Gordon Moss and Raymond H. French will be In charge of the door. Russ Carlton and his 15 piece orchestra will provide the music for the affair. Prizes will be offered for the two prettiest costumes 1 and for the two most original costfflim These prizes are now on display in Martin's window. The theme for the dance will be the United Nations and the costumes of the queen and court will j carry out this theme. Girls who I will represent the various countries on the court are Kitty Par|ham. Nellie Smith. Nancy Whlteihead. Dorrls Ballance, Louise Brooks. Gertrude Driver, Dolly Ann Freeman, and Margaret Wall. Tickets for the open dance went on sale Saturday after lunch at the table In Main Hall and are being sold each day after lunch. Stag tickets are $1.00 and drag tickets are $1.80. Betty Bennett Is In charge of tickets. Other chairmen are Tucker Wlnn and Barbara Graham, business co-chairman; Mary Stuart Buford. advertising; Margaret Ellett. floor show; Margaret Wilson, decorations; Connie Young, orchestra; Anna Headlce, costumes; Martha Frances Morrison, floor committee, and Betty Bennett, tickets. Girls attending the dance will be expected to wear costumes and masks and their dates will be expected to dress formally.

Tickets Go On Sale For Waring Concert Tickets have already gone on sale for the Fred Waring concert on March 4. Warlngs "Pennsylvanlans" consists of 67 people Including the orchestra and Olee Club, which Is directed by Ted Show. On April 9 Laurltz Melchlor will appear In Richmond. Melchlor has been In the movies for 2 years and he has the most outstanding voice of the Metropolitan Opera today. He Is Denmark's greatest contribution to music. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert on April 16 This Is the world's largest and best orchestra today. The Richmond concert will be conducted by Leopold Stokowskl. who was once conductor of this orchestra This Is the first time In over 100 years that the New York Phllfonttnued on Page 3

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Mardi Gras was first held on this campus in 1932 under the auspices of Pi Gamma Mil, which still sponsors it. The selection of a gueen and her court are traditional features which never fail to cause excitement; and eager anticipation. In the past there have been editorials urging girls not to fo 8 Represented for national advertising by Nationa go the event because costuming is a probadvertising Service. I*»C.. college uublishers repre lem; that seems to be entirely out of dat tentative. 420 Madisor. Ave.. New York. N. Y. now. Anyone who has had any experience Member Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association with productions knows that with a little Entered as second class matter Maich 1 1921 In th« ingenuity and almost a minimum of effort Poal Office of Farniville. Virginia under act of a most original creation can be pioduced. March 8. 1934



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i .i..nii..ii. ii November 26. 1920 Published each Weanesaay evening of the college rear. except during holiday*, and examination periods, by the students of State Teachers College, mville. Virginia. .i„. Student Building Phone 533. Box 188 Printers: Tlie Farinvllle Heraid

8TAFF Shirley Penn Slaughter Mary Elise Helmer Mary Agnes Millner Betty Bee I'airet Margaret Wilson Jane Burchett Lela Bouldin Ann Pullen Frances Treakle Jean Babb Mary Davis

^erf-Check It looks as if Tech got a bunch of our girls last weekend. K. Parham seemed pretty excited over the trip For details of the glorious weekend, just see her and the rest of (he girls who were with her. It might prove interesting. We didn't know Ginny Walsh got embarassed but. . seems to do It

(Remember the atomic-age pupils in Circus?) ibis rear with United Nations as the theme there is even more scope for Invention

Just who is that tall, dark handsome lad we've been seeing ^ .Dolly Ann Freeman with?

Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Business Manager besides the wealth of national costumes. Don't let Saturday night find you readNews Editor ing the latest novel. Be sure to let the spirit Feature Editor Of the festival sweep you away into the riot Sports Editor Social Editor of fun so that in being someone else for just Advertising Manager one night you find new joys to replace old Circulation Manager cares. Photographer Typing Manager

Sometlma ire wonder who's girl "Rusty" is. Is it "Pappy" or Neale? We hear that our little Jackie Watson Is still pretty peeved over •«e B R C dance and "Outs." The S, T C co-eds seem to be doing all right for themselves Better ask B j. Cecil about that.

True Valentine Spirit Needs to Prevail

Editorial Assistants Martha Frances Morrison, chief editorial asistant; Puckelt Asher. Melbale Booth. Jean Cake. Acldie Dodd, Jacqueline Eagle. Selma Epstein. Jane Gray. Jane Hunt Ghiselin. Charlotte Grizzard, Augusta Hargan. Mary Harrison, Long, long ago there was an old monk Annette Jones, Rlckie King, Carmen Low, who spent the best days of his life giving to Betty Nachman, Ruth Radogna, Janice Slavin, Betty Spindler. Carol Stoops, Jeanne Tolley. the poor, caring for the sick, and making the little childrren, who clustered around Business Assistants him. happier by some word and or deed. For Hilda Abernathy, Katherine Acree, Mary Lou Bagley. Virginia Bailey, Winifred Beard, Mar- many years this monk continued his services Jorie Burns, Martha Bryant, Dorothy Cham- of kindness until the day came when he was bers. Frances Collie, Sue Davis, Pat Davis, no longer able to render his thoughtful Addie Dodd, Lorena Evans, Joyce Fleet, Jane deeds because he was taken very ill. Fox, Martha Hylton, Betty Jefferson, Mary It was then that the people of the neighKennedy, Marjorie Love, Catheryne Mosteller, boring village had an opportunity to show Anne Orgain. Laura Orndorff. Doris Rose their gratefulness to one who had so enRamsey, Mary Richmond, Barbara Saunders. Norma Soyars, Betty Jo Vale. lightened their lives. The men, women, and children were continually sending him fruit, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1947 messages, of love, ad caring for him in the best manner possible. In Charge of This Issue: BF.TTY SPINDLER When this man, whose name was Valentine, died, he was named a saint because of his goodness and thoughtfulness - to others. To think of him, is to think of love, but sometimes we wonder about how much love is involved in one of those comic valenEvery year the Y. W. C. A. sponsors a tines. Times do change, don't they? Fifteen religious emphasis week on our campus. years ago, we would have been satisfied Next week is devoted, in chapel programs with a pretty lace valentine, but now it has and other programs, t() religion. It seems to be no less than a box of candy. In this that every week should be a week of emphasis on religion, but we are grateful for the respect, one can hardly blame us for liking the modern conception better. one week that is devoted to this purpose.

Y Again Sponsors Week Of Religious Emphasis

This year the 'Y' has been fortunate in wing Dr. J. P. Allen as guest speaker. Dr, Allen is well known and we are delighted to have him speak on our campus. He will speak to Dfl during chapel hour period, and at many other programs. One thai should particularly appeal to students is the fireside chat that is planned. This will be an informal discussion. We, as students, should never lose faith So far the principle endeavor of this colm God. He is a personal friend and com- umn has been to present incidents that panion in time of need and at Other times. stand for the "other side" of life on the als... Besides being all this, be Is our Savior. campus; a middle course, so to speak, beThe presence of God should be ever near us. tween the worthy-but-neglected editorials One can never learn all there is to know and the much-perused Bed-Check. Thus aboul God. Some com,' closer to doing this knowing that our intentions are good and than others. We need to read, listen to Oth- that to be didactic is the least of our desires and study diligently, and even then we will you he lenient and let us "preach" just don't know it all. A closer understanding of once? Cod is something to be valued, and how else No doubt that every student on this camCSJI Wfl obtain this without studying him? pus is appreciative of Beauty and feels a

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B< Ye. therefore, followers of God."

Success of Mardi Gras Depends on Students Saturday nighl brings a Colorful event to our campus; a time for reveling and lighthearted abandonment, a time for laughter and playful deception. Mardi Gras brings us all the gaiety of the famed New 0ri< fete as we don the traditional masks and costumes, for it reproduces In miniature all the frolics of the original, it Is also the only eostume ball of the year which serves to make it even inm-e outstanding among the year's events.

certain amount of pride in the beauty of our campus. If this were not so there might be an excuse for the careless w;iy in which we behave toward it. All of which leads up to I he fact thai we are destructive. Haven't we all blithly carved our names on the Rotunda and made paths across the campus, poured Water on the hard-wood floors, and smudged the freshly painted walls': or course it wasn't intentional, but even that isn't a good excuse. Let's all try to do our part tYmn now on to make s. T. ('. a better place tor our having been here instead of leaving it looking like a battle-scarred batiment. I'..fore you finish reading the Rotunda !»' sure to notice the schedule of concert tripe; there are a lot of worthwhile concertymi won't want to miss.

Mardi Gras Ball Voice of Our Readers At the beginning of the current session in September a new plan iur Chapel was inaugurated. Chapel attendance was made voluntary and the number of meetings reduced to three a week, on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Chapel Committe with Dr. George W. Jeffers as chairman, has presented uniformly good procrams. The attendance has been disappointingly small, embarrassingly small at times when outside speakers have been with us. It is good for us to meet together as a college community. It has been my hope that mature college students would absent themselves from Chapel only when there was some valid reason for being absent. I was entirely willing to leave this decision to the Judgment of each student. Frankly I am distressed that In this attempt to place our assemblies on a sounder basis I have met with so little cooperation. It is imile to believe that Important business Is keeping two-thirds or three-fourths of the student body away from Chapel at a period when there are few other college duties scheduled. We shall continue voluntary Chapel for the rest of this session. Attendance at each meeting will be e.-.timated and a decision

will be made for or against voluntary Chapel for 1947-48 Dr Dabney S. Lancaster, president Dear Editor: Write your grandmother, call your mother, get access to your next door neighbors closet right away If thoughts of all those dreamy lookin' men in their handsome tux isn't enough to give you that Mardi Gras urge then Just go look in Martin's window at the four lovely prizes. There are two prizes for the prettiest costumes; the first is a rhinestone bracelet and the second a gold fllgreed bracelet set with rhinestones also. For the most original "get-up" <dare we say costume?! there is a pair of bronze book-ends, and red alligator wallet for the runner-up. You get men. music, soft lights, masked magic, and maybe a prize all for the nominal sum of a ticket It's a bargain In these days of high livin' for anybody's two cents; and 'sides that It solves the problem and makes sure that this Saturday night won't be the loneliest night of the week after all. Therefore, see you all at the dance! Sincerely. RICKIE KINO

Lohr. when is that wonderful Turner coming back again0 We I do want to see him. I Were mighty glad to hear that Hill is happy again. There was a great commotion at Cactus Inn one night when Nelson Snyder walked In with lipstick on —his forehead, of all places! It seems as though Erla and Dick have their ins and outs nowadays. Bobbie Jean, here's hoping David wasn't mad about that cute blond date you had. For news of some really big times, just talk to Gene Farmer and get her to tell you ail about Carter and the fun they had In Richmond The Bronx cheer goes to the bright little soul who turned the lights off in the "rec" Sunday night. Stars have appeared In Marjorie Boswicks eyes again She's gotten that big invite to the V. M. I. Ring Figure. The University of Richmond was also graced with the presence of our girls last week-end. Ask Orls Boxley and Polly Reaves about their big time. For instructions as to the playing of that game called Bridge by the light of a cigarette lighter we suggest that you see Mary Lou Graham. Next time you get an orchid don't think you're cute. Laura Jean and "Gin" Tlndall are really the ones—you can believe It or not, but those two got THIRTY SIX baby orchids apiece for the dance at "Tech" last week-end. You think that's all, but thats Just what you think Their two Romeos also bestowed another corsage on each.

Omnibus Martha Frances Morrison

Question ot the Week What is the most orif/iiutl tlrina that i/ou hate ever done? Anonymous: Riding in a cer\A>\\ Alycr Shelor: Majoring in tain elevator in Oklahoma. English Grace Anderson: Trying to comAnn Shufflebarger: Taking a i .\nli Teeny for piano grades, philosophy test on Monday after Saturday and Sunday. Sharon Holmes: Stood on my head trying to paint a picture at a Pankie Collie: Getting up at sevcertain angle. en every morning. Tillie Tillct: Learning to talk. Jean I'raig: Coming to S.T.C. Jackie Rurkholdrr: Falling out of the chcrrry in

"B" Hylton: Eating the food. Hilda Kauffman: Washing my ball three times a week.

Ionise Dalton: Being able to read a dull book and not fall aMary Frances Squire: The type sleep. of Dagwood sandwiches I fix beBetty Ann Smith: Trying to unfore going to bed. derstand sign language and Up STC Coed: Coming to Farmville. movements. N.idinc Lewers: Putting the car Pat Davis: Throwing salt over in second gear backing out of a my shoulder at the least provocagarage. tion. F.stlicr Marsh: Writing a unit for Martha (.ilium: Trying out new Oeography—with the help of my colors on my hair ipink Is a nice roommates. color, don't you think ?i Martha Hicks: Spending my Jeun Ellett: My answers to Saturdays making stuffed animals. "Question of the Week" prove that Kubinette Thomas: Drawing a I don't have any originality. picture for a special friend. Mrs. Dabney Riley: <Betty CurHelen Owins: The ability to lee last time you heard'—Getting come back lo :last week- married. end Betty Jo Vail: Having a secretly Barbara Boyle: The ability to do married roommate. anything Biter hem:: with Bunky. Nancy Jcssee: Falling in love. Audrey Newman: Having my Ha. Ha. picture taken m the Starlight Millie Anne Spain: Composing a Room. terrific letter to Wesley. Freida Hamburger: Willing Hope Duke: 111 tell you this time themes for English 205. next year.

Pi Gamma Mu held initiation services for its new members at the recent meeting of the group. Miss Etta Henderson, supervisor at Farmville High School, spoke to the student body in chapel Friday, February 8. Beorc Eh Thorn Issued bids to new members recently. The annual Mardi Gras dance, sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu. will be held in the S. T. C gymnasium Saturday. February 15 from 8:30 o'clock until 12 o'clock. Russ Carlton and his orchestra will furnish the music for the dance. It will be a costume dance. Bob Patterson was guest speaker at the Westminister Fellowship meeting Sunday, February 9. Bob Is president of the Westminister Fellowship of the synod of Virginia John Moore, of HampdenSydney College, had charge of the program The subject for the program was "Is There a Ood?" The fWsewsslen will be continued next Sunday night. Wesley Foundation had its supper meeting last Sunday night In the church. The Home Economics Club met Tuesday night in the Audio-Visual room of the library. Rehearsals for the Spring play, The Taming of the Shrew are underway, and a tentative cast has been announced. The Philosophy Club issued bids to thirteen girls to become members. A student body meeting was held lust night at which Clle Sarver was elected publications chairman.


Varsity Will Meet Roanoke College At Salem Friday for Third Game Farmville Defeats Lynchburg 37-10 S. T. C.'s varsity basketball team will meet the varsity team of Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, at Salem Friday night. February 14. This will be the third game of the season. They defeated Lynchburg College and Panzer College. Other games have been scheduled for the remainder of the season. Farmville defeated Lynchburg Friday afternoon on the Farmville court by a score of 37-10. This was Farmville's second game of the season. In their first game they defeated Panzer college for Physical Education and Hygiene of East Orange, New Jersey. Farmville again defeated Lynchburg College this year. Last year the score was 31-27. The Farmville squad kept a lead in points the entire game and the final whistle blew with S. T. C. leading by twenty-seven points 8. T. C. Lineup: Hauser ' Parrlsh. B P Parrish, N. P Lohr (Capt.» O Bentley 0 Young O Lynchburg Lineup: Miller P Brighton * Ingham P Judge 0 G Thornton G Goode Substitutes for S. T. C. were Beard. Ritter. Londeree, and Beane. Substitutes for Lynchburg were Manspeaker. Eaton. Alott, Andes. Qulnn. Socerers—Griffith and Brandt Timekeepers—Roady and Harris. Referee—Louise Johnson Umpire—Dotty Armsdorff

BUTCHER'S The Convenient Store for Faculty and Student Body Good things to cat and drink High Street

HELEN LONDEREE Basketball Manager

Class Games Start In 2 Sports Soon


On the Ball

Left Lead THE COLD WIND DOTH BLOW AND WE SHALL HAVE SNQW? The wishful hunters at Charlottesville last weekend will vouch for the fact that snow lay all about so deep they couldn't even set a hoof outside the stables for the hunt. Miss Shields, May Wright and friends journeyed all the way up to the University Town only to have Ole' Man Winter clamp his icy hand over the countryside and -hake his hoary locks everytime anyone even whispered "Foxhunt". Charlottesville hath other charms than horses, however, so time was not wasted. The bitter winds have prevented much "horsing around" to corn a phrase. The stables are having a hard time confining the unexercised horses. They, as well as us. will welcome a warm spell when they can stretch those stiff muscles and fill their lungs with "aire pura". Here's to the spring! A KUMOK TO NOTE Indeed we'd all be pleased if the rumor would materialize that Miss Shields is going to get three more good horses. We could really use them in the Spring Show, aside from everyday rides. Don't be surprised if you soon see three newcomers prancing the trails. Next week will have more news. Til then. Stay on the bit Pegasus

Volleyball and basketball class games will be played the last week in February and continue through the first week of March. A round-robin tournament will be held as in previous years To be able to play in these games a girl must have eight practices which must be in by February 20 These announcements were made by Betty Minton. manger of volley ball and Helen Londeree. Pamplin high school basketball manager of basketball team defeated the S. T. C. veteran team 20 to 19 in the gymnasium Friday night, February 7. Pamplin gained an early lead and stayed ahead throughout the Continued from Page 1 entire game. They froze the ball in the final minutes of the game, harmonic has come to the South. thus emerging victorious by a one This tour includes 17 concerts in point margin. the south and middle west. Tickets for the last two will go on sale about the middle of March. The price for each concert is $3.50 Including bus fare.

Pamplin High Beats STC Veterans 20-19

So you want to find a warm place, never let It be said that you can't get warmed up on the volley ball court or racing up and down the basketball court in a dignified scramble for the ball. If you are not keeping up with your eight practices, you should come down to the gym and catch up with your extra or additional practices. Don't forget to get in those last minute practices, because there will be strong competition during the inter-class games. A varsity basketball player is not eligible to play on class teams, and so plenty of people are needed for the teams. The points for basketball and volleyball are ten points, and will be given to the class winning the games. This will help to bring up the total of points for the color cup. and every one is urged to work hard for the team. If you aren't playing on a class team, don't forget that you can still support your team by cheering for them at the games. Listen to the annoucements for the date and time of these games

Page 3 and come down to support your players. In all of these class games good sportsmanship is the greatest asset to your team, and so let's show our cooperation in every phase of the game. Here's wishing luck to the green and whites and red and whites. Dont forget the way to the gym, and let's stay In the game. Ptng-Pong If you see someone running around the hall holding her head at an angle, she has without a doubt been watching a little white ball flip across the net. Ping-pong is a game of skill and endurance, and it Is fast becoming one of the

favorite American sports. If you have not given yourself a real chance to become a follower of thl> sport, get a friend and a couple of paddles and a ball, plus a net and a bit of enrgy and get into a fast Ramp, and I promise you that you will want to make Plng-Pong a habit. When You Think of Flowers Think of ours

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Rhinestones Add Costume Sparkle

Observing Typical STC Audience Proves Better Than Picture

SPARKLE. SPARKLE, SPARKLE! That's you wearing your new rhinestone bracelet or clip. Yes. rhlnestones have gone to the head of the class In popularity. A sparkling choker or pin worn on black gives Just enough glitter to be smart. Conversation Jewelry has a starring role In the form of unique lapel pins, pendants and chatelaines. Key chains have come up In the world, too. They've taken a success course, have emerged sufficiently well-groomed to appear clipped to a belt or pocket, chatelolne fashion or suspended vertically. No need for Richard to bother with the door when you (you sharpie) have your key with you! Season's news In earrings are affectionate little hearts Inspired by St. Valentine; as one large heart pierced with an arrow on which a frisky Cupid Is perced will capture his heart. For that welltailored look wear good-looking monogrammed Jobs with graceful Initials that give that possessive look. Handmade Jewelry Is a novelty making headlines these days. All kinds of materials have been roped In from silver to plastics, pebbles to hardware and even safety pins There are earrings and necklaces made out of not-so-preclous metals which have a close resemblance to their swank store cousins. Wide, Egyptian collar and bracelet made from safety pins, multicolored Jacks strung on a bathtub stopper chain, and a score of other originals are adorning sports clothes from coast to coast. There's no limit; Just let your Imagination go!

Dr. Negus, Chemist, Will Speak Friday On Atomic Energy Dr. Sidney Stevens Negus, head of the department of chemistry at the Medical College of Vlrgnia, will speak In the college auditorium at 8 o'clock Friday, February 14th. Dr. Negus comes through the courtesy of the Farmville Woman's Club, and his topic for discussion will be "Control of Atomic Energy." He is well known In Farmville though not to S. T. C. students because his lectures are usually given at Hampden-Sydney. Dr. Negus was born In Dudley, Massachusetts. He holds an A. B. degree from Clark, an M. A. from Harvard, and a Ph. D, from Johns Hopkins. His lntersts and versatallty are reflected in the long list of organizations to whch he belongs. He Is well known for his textbook "Fundamentals of Biochemistry" and for the articles he has contributed to scientific Journals. All students are cordially invited to hear Dr. Negus when he appears here. His remarkable personality and sense of humor, plus his sincerity and graciousness. always attract a large group of Interested hearers.

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Valentines Exhibited In College Library Valentine's Day. which Is February 14, is being commemorated by an exhibit of valentines of the century in the college library. The valentines were contributed by a member of the faculty. They include many types; some original and some of them commercial type. Among them are to be found big ones and little ones, some lacy and some plain. Each one has its particular sentiment of which there are both the printed professional type and the simple originals. These valentines of the past which continue to the present should be of special interest to many on the campus who will learn that most of the ways for saying that same old thing have already been thought of. The purpose of this exhibit is to reate more interest on the part of the students for the splendid collection of unused music books to be found In the library. Students are urged to make use of these and other informative books which are lying Idle on the shelves.

Tri-Sigma Elects Chapter Officers Sigma Sigma Sigma held its election of officers last week. New officers for the sorority are George Anne Lewis, Petersburg, president,; Virginia Marshall, Richmond, vicepresident; Grace Mallory, Lawerenceville, treasurer; Dolly Anne Freeman, Lawerenceville. corresponding secretary; Clara Ashby, Cape Charles, recording secretary; Frances DeBerry, Blackstone. Panhellenic representative, and Nancy Dickenson. Cape Charles alternate. We Are Serving Delicious Home Made Pies They Are Delicious

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Speaking of the movies, and somebody must have been, did you ever take any particular notice of ithe S. T. C. audiences? My goodness, If you haven't—what you've missed! Just take an afternoon when you don't especially want to see the picture anyway, and spend , It noting audience foibles. The general conversation upon enter' lng the theater Is most revealing of why people are there. For in| stance, the gal Is limp and bedraggled and very uninformed about the name of the story which she is about to see unfolded, the name of the cast—she doesnf even know whether Its Van Johnson or Peter Lone— and is In general, not at all In the spirit of things. She slinks furtively into an Inconspicuous seat on the back row. slides down onto the base of her skull and sits thus glumly throughout the picture. This girl has two tests tomorrow, has worried herself into I a state of nervous exhaustion, and has finally come to the movies for rest and relaxation, and another darn good excuse for not studying. She Is positively certain that both of her test-professors are sitting one on either side. Following her is her roommate. Bright and cheery and full of high good humor, she chews contentedly on her popcorn. 8HE knows whats going on—SHE Just loves | the Bugs Bunny cartoon—SHE had HER two tests this morning. She Is free as the winds that blow, 'and she fears the presence of no professor. Close upon the heels of these :two there comes the girl with the I date. Her hair is combed, her nose is powdered, and she smugly tows ;her catch straight on down the aisle to the fourth of fifth row. She has nothing on her mind even vaguely resembling tests—past or future. Happy, oh Happy, Is she.



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Continued from Pag* 1 oozing muscles, and announcing taking part at the present. There brleffy. "I'm strong for you. still remain several parts to be Then, of course, we have the Baby!" Now. who could resist? cast. Rehearsals have gotten well fan. "Ooo." she gurgles. "Errol EsWell. St. Valentine has been under way in spite of the uncerquitch!" There is no room for doubt as to her motives for being around a long time, looking after tainty of the players. As in former there. It's the good old Esquitch such affairs. He would seem to rough and rugged appeal, and you have done all right for himself, years the production of the play couldn't have kept her away with and could be he can put In a good Is scheduled for Founder's Day; a bull-dozer. She sits blissfully on word or two for you. It's remark- another performance will also be given that week-end. her spine, and wonders why the able the things that happen. heck her own dear Johnny couldn't have been gifted with the brawn and brain and so on that are Errol's. Compliments of Well, it can be more fun than the movie, but don't try it with "The Razor's Edge.''

AST Entertained Alpha Sigma Tau members entertained at a tea given by Virginia Bedford, Miss Mary hold, and Mrs. A. T. Gray Sunday afternoon

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Rotunda vol 26, no 17 feb 12, 1947  
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