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The Campus Mirror
Freshmen Present the Faculty
Lottih Peters, '37
The presentation of tin* faculty by the
Freshman class in a miscellaneous program
in tin* Little Theater on November 18 proved
amusing as well as interesting.
The program was announced by the Fresh
man Crier, Mabel Murphy. Following the
announcement, the Prose Chorus, composed
of Ruth Carithers, Josephine Dobbs, Helen
Wingood, Frances Johnson, Mabel Murphy,
and Ella Crutchfield, took their seats on
either side of the platform in front of the cur
tains and furnished comments during the
evening, both complimentary and uncompli
mentary. They began to chat informally
about what kind of program they thought
the faculty were going to give. The abili
ties of their nieces and nephews were their
chief conversation between the numbers.
Miss Viola Branham, in “Now We Are
Six", impersonated a three-year-old boy
who was engaged in his daily play, imper
sonating animals, a doctor, a train, and an
Miss Neptune impersonated a ten-year-old
girl with long hair and a short dress and
recited the story of the Discontented Goose
who, thinking that she could sing, tried
her fortune and found that neither lords,
ladies, nor the poor appreciated her talents.
Mi ss Geter and Mr. Jones, of the French
department, were very entertaining in their
one-act French comedy, “Dans un Ascen-
seur”. Monsieur seemed to be deeply en
gaged in making love to Mademoiselle, who
haughtily refused his offer of marriage.
It was a treat to students to see how
French our French Professors actually are.
Mrs. Irene Dobbs-Jackson played a de
lightful piano solo, “Song of the Shrine”,
Miss Ruttkay made a perfect impersona
tion of Mrs. Malaprop in “The Rivals".
This lady, who was a great talker, loved to
be in high society, but always rattled off
big words in the wrong places at the wrong
Miss Charity Bailey offered her most
soothing voice in the song, “You Get Heaps
of Lickins”, to her young brother, imper
sonated by Johnnie Childress, who was
bursting into tears as the result of a spank
As the audience looked with amazement
upon the statues of Manikin and Minikin
on the stage, they realized them to be Miss
Wilson and Miss Miller. Their representa
tion of these two dolls was a most perfect
one in their stillness and their appearance
of being artificial. This number completed
a variety program and was unique in itself.
After the prose chorus listened to the
last number of the program, they gave
more clever comments and compared the
talents presented with those of their young
nieces and nephews, who must be truly
The program won hearty applause from
Sophomores Take the Stage
Dorothy 0. Williams. ’36
Reveu a la Comidie, and it could not
have borne a better name. It was comical
from the beginning to the end. Even in
the introduction when the Sophs tried to
be themselves, they provoked a snicker
from the audience. They were introduced
Catherine Walker The President
Ruth Westmoreland The Athlete
Carolyn Lemon The Biologist
Cornelia Wallace . Connie the Cook
Juanita and Jamie Reddick The Sisters
Cornelia McGowans Miss Simplicity
Ruby Flanagan ... .. The Poet
Emma E. Wilkins ......Tiny
Eldra Monsanto The Foreign Student
Viola Williams The Mathematician
Madeline Grey ..... ....... Flaming Youth
Josephine Wheeler. ... .The Dietitian
Francis Brock California Sunshine
Ella Murray The Psychologist
Johnnie Childress The Actress
Mattie Hardy.. The Quiet One
Louise Long Miss Sophistication
Anita Lain The Artist
Mary Fort The Soccer Captain
Mary Patterson Miss Unassuming
Anne Wright The Pianist
Dorothy Williams The All-Around Girl
Following the introduction, a dramatic
pantomime was presented. Thanks to Dr.
Ruby Flanagan for curing Robins (Ruth
Westmoreland) of the sneezles and wheezles
as soon as she did.
“Liza Jane” (a clog dance) was full
of pep, and Madaline Grey looked like
“Liza” herself, when she appeared in red
checks, plaits and bows.
We're glad that there were few aged men
present, lest they had followed Annie Mot
ley in “the Old Man’s Dance”, only to
find that their limbs did not give ’way to
rhythm as readily as her’s did.
If you didn’t see Carlene Goudy posing
as a school “marm” of 1099, you missed
a real treat. Goudy’s method of teaching
predicted the future of Progressive Educa
tion, judging from some of the answers that
she accepted from “Baby Rose,” Emma
Wilkins and “Magazina”, Ruth Westmore
We don’t know which was more comical
about that quartet, the songs they sang,
the faces they bore, or their lack of har
mony. We wish we knew whether or not
they were supposed to harmonize; how
ever, judging from the personnel, they were
“The New Moon”, a one-act play, had
all of the elements of a real comedy. The
natural humor of the play was strengthened
by good acting and appropriate costumes.
It is rumored that some of the guests tipped
out because Dr. Spankster, Johnnie t hil-
dress, did not administer his remedy to the
yelling prince, Anita Lain, soon enough.
Well, we can assure these folk that when
Catherine Lewis, '35
The Junior Class of Spelman College
presented on Saturday evening, November
23, in the Little Theater, an entertainment
which was a typical Mardi Gras, with the
king and queen seated on their royal
thrones, and honored by various per
formances in a large sawdust ring.
The Ling, Mr. John Clemmons, and the
queen, Alice Hutchinson, with their royal
ladies in waiting, were entertained first by
a grand parade of clowns, dancers, a snake
charmer, a ring master and members of the
Mardi Gras orchestra. Bright colorful
floats were drawn by clowns.
Continuing the entertainment Lucille
Pearson, Mattie Hood, and Fannie Allen
did a folk dance, “Swanee”. Eleanor
Blackshire tapped, and Florence Warwick
did a Spanish dance. Mr. I). S. Days with
the violin and Grace Days at the piano
gave a delightful musical number entitled
“For You”. Carrie Adams gave a typical
telephone conversation between two ladies.
During the intermission the hot dog,
punch and candy booths became centers of
interest. Those of the audience not choos
ing to frequent the booths were served with
all cordiality, candied apples, peanuts and
odd trinkets. The latter were in small grab
bags which were a penny a grab.
A post office was provided, making it
possible for the royal family to acknowl
edge the presence of all the guests, for one
to two pennies postage. Also a soothsayer
imparted valuable knowledge as to the fu
ture of every one.
Wholesome fun was provided by Mr.
Darkins and Mr. Scott in a minstrel pro
gram that included “Little Brown Baby”,
recited by Darkins, who trotted, soothed
and caressed Scott, as the little brown
baby, though Scott was three heads taller
than Darkins, the soothing father.
Thanks are due Mary Lou Bythewood
and Olivia Warmsley for the originality of
the plan, and to Miss Nelson and Mrs.
Cannon for their assistance in formulating
Teacher: Miss Lewis, who was Ann
Miss L.: Anne Boleyn was a flat iron.
Teacher: What on earth do you mean?
Miss L.: Well, it said in the history
book: “Henry, having disposed of Cather
ine, pressed his suit with Anne Boleyn.”
Doc did swing the king’s slipper he got
Besides providing fun, the play had a
moral that bears repeating: “Spare the
rod and spoil the child.”
The curtain closed and every one went
home to dream of “Turkey Day". Thanks
for the treat, Sophs. Don't wait so long
before you stage another.