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®I)P pilot Volume XIII, Number 8 GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA SOPHOMORES ANTICIPATE GRADUATION Graduation Exercises , _ To Be May 24-25 HAIL AND FAREWELL Two of the South’s most outstand ing men in their fields will be com mencement speakers at Gardner- Webb College next week according to announcement Friday by Dr. P. L. Elliott, president. Guy T. Carswell, Charlotte attor ney, will deliver the graduation ad dress May 25. A former trustee of Gardner-Webb, Carswell is cmrent- ly on the board of trustees of Wake Forest College. The baccalaureate sermon May 24 will be delivered by Dr. John L. Slaughter, pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S. C. A Mississippi native, Dr. Slaughter has been in his present position since 1952. He is president of the South Caro lina Baptist State Convention. Dur ing a previous pastorate in Birming ham, he held a similar post with Alabama Baptists. 24 and 25 will complete 52 years ser vice by Gardner-Webb, which began as a high school in 1907. ually begins Saturday May 23, with an alumni banquet at 6 p.m. The board of trustees will meet in the afternoon preceding the banquet. B. S. U. Holds Installation By Li? Rabon The Baptist Student Union held its installation of the new officers in the Hamrick Building on May 8. Special music was given by a quar tet; Scripture and prayer followed. Dean Bridges, this year’s president, gave the charge to Denny Turner, B. S. U. pens were presented to the old members by the new ones, and they in turn received the B. S. U. manuals. As the out-going coun- cU members left the stage, they placed burning candles in a tall, white cross, making it a flaming crcss. The new council members are, president, Denny Turner; vice-presi dent, Peggy Jo Puett; secretary. MAY DAY ROYALTY—Joan Cline, May Queen, stands with May King, Fred Snipes and little Jennifer Anne Gold, trainbearer, after tlie traditional May Day festivities at tlie college May 2. May Day Festivities Success By Paula Hughes Gantt; publicity chairman, Eli2a- beth ilabon; music director, Jo Ann Tessner; devotional chairman, Chairmaine Austin; listen chairman, Ned Duncan; training union direc tor, Margaret England; Sunday School superintendent, Jimmy Wise; chapel devotion chairman, Jo sephine Roper; Y, W. A. president, Bernice Goodson; social chairman, Emily Glover; ministerial represen tative, Joe Buckner; Christian vol unteer band, Robert Straughn. Even though it was May 2 and not June 21, those on the Gardner-Webb campus were really living “In the Good Old Summertime” that Satur day afternoon, May 2, 1959. The event was the annual May Day fes tivities, highlighted by the crowning of the May Queen. About 300 people, parents of the honored ones, friends, old grads, faculty, and residents of the surrounding areas — were pre sent. The beautiful Gardner-Webb campus, the O. Max Gardner Mem orial, and the fabulously blue sky made a truly memorable sight. Members of the court descended the steps of the Hamrick building and paraded to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” down the walk way to the terrace of the Gardner Building. There they surrounded the thrones of the King and Queen, the pastel dresses of the ladies mak ing a colorful background with the greenery. Queen of May Day, chosen by the students, was the popular Miss Joan Cline of Cherryville; the King was Fred Snipes of Spruce Pine. They were preceded by the Crown Bear er, Arthur Moseley, HI, son of Mr. and Mrs, M. A. Moseley, Jr., of the Gardner-Webb faculty. Placiag a carpet of flowers were the enchant ing daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Nor man Harris—^Misses Debbie and Ann Harris. Completing the procession was the charming niece of the Queen, Miss Jennifer Gold, train The ladies of the court and their escorts, chosen by popular vote of the student body, represented their respective classes. They wea-e Miss Anne GaiTett and Don Bridges, Miss Shirley Greene and Pat Guyer, Miss Pat Crawley and Mickey Morrow, Miss Barbara Beam and Jimmy Summey, Miss Phyllis Wilson, and Fred Heavner, Miss JoAnn Brittain Marshal Club Selects New Members By Dr. P. L. Elliott Not many days ago we first came to this campus. A careful review of what we saw then as compared with what we see now will pinpoint the benefits we have received. There is an old play called Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay. In one scene the master sets his student to watch the brazen head, for at a certain unknown time it would speak a mes sage of great importance. The student was sleepy, too sleepy to understand the significance of the message. But he did hear the sounds from the lips of the brazen head. “Time was,” . . . “Time is,” . . . “Time is past,” it said between foolish comments of the student, and then was silent. We should understand a little bet ter now the message and meaning of the atom with the limitless spaces of the universe the mystery of flow er, lake and mountain. We should have a sense of history and the basic worth of individual human be ings. We should know some of the overtones of great music; and these are but samples. We should also know the graces of noble conduct and proper respect for others. All these things, of course, are but the outward expressions of what we really are. If we have accomplished these things it has been thi-ough a coop erative search in which we all were seeking the best. A basic comi'ade- ship of climbing built on a mutual respect of all, both faculty and stu dent is essential. These things have not come without difficulty. Petty jealousies, prejudice, and vindictive ness are sometimes found where you expect helpfulness. When ,d Hamlet refer to Polonious as “That great baby . . . not yet out of his swaddling clothes,” he was not speaking only of Polo- The journey together has been great. The scenery has been some what! so has the meaning. Even the unpleasant and ugly things can sometimes blend into a beautiful landscape. I hope you will not look through blinded eyes, nor plan too lightly nor too much for now: “Leave Now for dogs and apes! Man has Forever.” and Dennis Brooks, Miss Eileen Hill and Bill Nix, Miss Elizabeth Rabon and Dean Bridges, Miss Sylvia Starnes and Richard Ripley, and Miss Linda Morgan and Mike Good man. The Maid of Honor was Miss Peggy Jo Puett of Rocky Mount, and her escort was John Jordan of Washington, D. C. As Master of Ceremonies, Denny Turner did a commendable job of organizing and presenting the May Court. Entertainment was furnished by members of the student body. The male octet rendered four songs —“In the Good Old Summertime,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” “’The Green Cathedral,” and “Keep a Song in Your Heart”—which beautifully rep resented the mood of the day. Sybil Queen and Jack Gantt sang a lovely duet, “Will You Remember?” “Old Man River” was very well perform ed by Jerry Jolley. The ladies’ sex tette snng “May Day Dance” and “May Day Carol” to complete the vocal part of the program. Students in the Girls’ Physical Education classes performed the Children’s Game of the Shoemakers and the traditional May Pole Dance. With the return of the court and the King and Queen to the balcony of the Hamrick Building for a final ta bleau, the May Day, 1959, came to Accompanists for the program were Miss Abbie Miller, head of the college’s Fine Arts department, and Miss Loretta Brooks, both of whom did their usual inspiring best. The work of Mrs. Charles Haynes, Mrs. Robert Gidney, and Mr. James Chamblee, members of the Gardner- Webb faculty, will long be remem bered and appreciated. Those who were present at this memorable occasion were quite im pressed and thrilled by the May Day Mic's Message Romans 12 One of God’s greatest gifts is our individuality. He has made no two of us alike. We are aU to have the same goal in life, however. That being the glorifying of Christ Jesus. To do this we must be individuals and yet work as a body. Our differ ent talents and purposes in Ufe must be combined to make Jesus known throughout the world. By Liz On April 29, the aimual Marshal Tapping ceremony was held in the Hamrick Building. The active marshals for this year were in charge of the program. Hoyle Blalock, Jr. gave the scrip ture and Frances Hamrick led the opening prayer. The program in troduction was given by Dean Brid ges; and Ken Beane sang a solo. The Marshal Club Ideals were given by: Ronnie Travis, Character; Paula Hughes, Leadership; Janice Anderson, Scholarship; Elizabeth Smathers, Service. Miss Doris Jones announced the inactive marshals, and Dr. P. L, El liott announced the active marshals as they came to the stage. The active marshals for next year are: Margaret England of Marlon, chief; Walter Compbell of Knight- dale, chief, JoAnne Britain, Hick ory; Loretta Brooks, Shelby; Eljea- beth Rabon, Marion; Recca Greene, Shelby; Peggy Jo Puett, Rocky Mount; George Man tooth, Gastonia; Roger Gladden, Shelby; Richard Ammons, Cliarlotte; Jerry Jojley, Cliffside; Denny Turner, Waco. COMMENCEMENT SCENE—A cap and gown seem to blend well with other items of school life such as a yearbook, ruler, pencil, “rat cap,” and other things familiar to the Inhabitants of the student center.

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