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Pilot Staffers Carolyn Cuthbertson, Mary Hodges and Anne Garrett
MEET YOUR STAFF
By Arme Garrett
The typists for the Pilot are Mary Hodges, Carolyn Cuth
bertson, and Anne Garrett. All these girls are secretarial
majors, so this is right in their line of duty.
Mary Hodges is from Bakersville, North Carolina. After
graduation from Gardner-Webb, she plans to enter Blue-
Mountain College in Mississippi. There she will be majoring
in Commercial Teaching.
Carolyn Cuthbertson is from Marion, North Carolina.
Carolyn plans to enter Appalachian next fall. There she plans
to major in Commercial Teaching.
Anne Garrett is from Woodruff, South Carolina. Ann
also plans to enter Appalachian next fall, and she too plans to
major in Commercial Teaching.
WORDS FROM THE NEW EDITOR
“Editor of a college newspaper” — it’s a big honor, but
it’s also a big responsibility. After helping Ken edit this,
the last issue of “The Pilot” for this year, I realize more fully
the duties which are awaiting me next fall. It is my desire
that “The Pilot” be the best paper published by any school.
This ambition cannot be fulfilled without a lot of effort and
hard work. Thus, I am looking forward to leading The 1959-60
Pilot staff to great things. It will be up to them as to the
manner in which the news is presented. But it is up to you
to make the news. The acts you do, the places you go, the
words you write — these will comprise the Pilot stories for
next year. Without the help and encouragement of you, the
student body, your Pilot editor and staff can accomplish noth
ing. Many changes and improvements were brought about
at Gardner-Webb this year. Some of them were due, in part,
to the interest shown by students and faculty in response to
articles in “The Pilot.” I hope that in the coming year “The
Pilot” might continue to be an instrument in the hands of
a wise student body.
In a very few days we will have commencement exercises and the
school year will be over. Most of us will be so busy and so excited we will
hardly pause to ponder the meaning of the word, but Commencement is
more than just the end of school.
Commencement marks the beginning of summer vacation. It marks
the beginning of work for many of us, and for a few It marks the start of
careers that will cai-ry us long and far. So perhaps it marks the beginning
of earning a living.
But far more important that earning a living, it marks the beginning
Nothing makes us more furious that to hear a chapel speaker refer to
our future as “Getting out in life.” Our natural reaction is to want to ask
him where he thinks we have been all the time. All the same, we are now
“getting out in life,” because we are going to be in a position to create and
solve our own problems for ourselves.
All our lives in public school and in college we have had to conform
and do what someone else told us to do, Oiu- thinking was in many cases
done for us, and certainly the rules for our conduct were already es
Some of us expect that to change when we leave school, but in many
cases it will be virtually the same. The only thing we will find different
is the fact that the guidance will be gone. The rules will still be there.
We can succeed or fail, obey the rules or suffer the consequences, and few
people will care.
So what is Commencement?
It must be the beginning of the use of all the things we have learned,
all the things we have been taught. The assembling and testing of the
product are over and the trial run is now beginning.
VOL. XIII May, 1959 No. 8
Co-Editors Marilyn Roper & Kenneth Beane
News Editor Monty MiUs
Feature Editor Liz Rabon
Sports Editor Doug Goans
Religious News Editor Sue McClure
Advisor Mr. John Roberts
Larry Mosteller Lib Smathers
Mickey Morrow Ann Holden
David Moore Dorsey Hoggard
Georgia Cooke David Nanney
Business Manager Sonja Hedrick
Staff Phyllis Wilson
Carolyn Cuthbertson Mary Hodges Anne Garrett
Photographer Andy Harmon
A Texas Tale Of Trite Tautology
By Moon Martin
I reckon most people spend half their lives looking for
something. I was one of those seekers in the biggest sort of
way, but unlike countless others I found it. To reach one’s
destination is a great psychological moment in most anyone’s
life or a delightful feature. To me, when I reached that earth
ly plateau I was doomed to disappointment.
As I lie here on my downy couch in the wee small hours
of the morning I would like to tell you about myself in a few
well-chosen words. My name is Hank Jones and I spent a
goodly number of my years in Texas. Among those present
in the social circles in the ole Long- _
horn State the Joneses reigned sup
reme back in those days. It could
possibly be because I was the proud
possessor of eighty million dollars.
It seems as though I had a fond
parent of the fair sex who didn't
want me to have a beggar's descrip
tion when she died and at the age
of twenty all nature seemed to shine
on me, because I awoke from the sea
of life a rich man. Man, I counted
money for months all night long and
to voice the sentiments of my pappy,
I grew tired but happy. I’m telling
you when I asked for something it
was no sooner said than done. Of
course now and then I would mean
der into a burlesque show where one
of the girls would render a selection.
I guess I meandered in once too of
ten because I started to partake of
refreshments that were stronger
than coke. I woke up one morning
and glory be there she was. Her
name was Sally and when I got a
look at her I felt all nature seemed
to have gone on vacation. I beat a
hasty retreat to the office of my law
yer but it was too late. The sands
of time had caught up with me.
We wended our way through life
for almost four years and started a
happy family of three. All too soon
I ended up in here sadder but wiser.
Everybody in this place is a little off
except me, and you will have to
watch me, but I can say with a sigh
of relief that money is the root of
all evil. Last but not least I never
thought I would see you here, honey.
attends, and upon the student him
self. Education—tuition, fees, room
and board, and supplies—is expen
sive everywhere now, but usually it
is not necessarily as expensive as
students make it. Determination and
sacrifice are inflation’s greatest ene
my in education. In getting a good
education, only the cost that is im
possible is too great.
3. “How wide are the opportuni
ties in my field?” The field of edu
cation at all levels is wide open. En
gineering, science and technology
are also open. Medicine is open to
those whom the medical associations
want. In this profession it is neces
sary both to know something and
somebody. But there are many op
portunities for the brightest and
luckiest of our youth. Help to answer
this question can be had from the
Department of Labor, Washington,
4. “Where should I take my train
ing?” Any standard, fully-accredited
liberal arts college is good for the
broad foundation needed in any
field. Where the curriculum, staff,
and library are adequate it is gener
ally better to go to a small college—
where professor-student contacts are
more common and personal, and
where more personal, sincere, and
warm student contacts are possible.
The best colleges are standard, well-
equipped Christian colleges. Many
Baptist Colleges fit into this “best”
5. “How much money will I
make?” A good general idea of the
average earnings in various fields
can be had from the Department of
Labor. Yet one should remember
that the average doctor, average
TO HELP YOU
By Joseph Godwin
There are many factors which go lawyer, average school teacher does
son’s vocational choice is at stake.
As one contemplates his life’s work
—and his preparation for it, many
questions enter his mind like, “How
long will it take?”; "How much will
the training cost?”; “How wide are
the opportunities in this field?”;
“Where should I take the train
ing?”; and “How much money will
Of course, there are oth(
tions which arise, also; and
not here give all the answers to
these questions. However, some re
marks should be made in response
to the five questions listed above.
Suppose we take each question in
1. “How long will it take?” Stu
dents sometimes tell this counselor
that they want to be a dentist, a
doctor, a lawyer, or some other pro
fessional person, but they feel that
the period of time in training is too
long. They feel that too much time
is “wasted,” and one person even
said that the best years of a man’s
life are gone by the time he is thir
ty! Here several things should be
considered; Training is a part of life
on the main line not on the siding.
With the right goals, proper deter
mination, and right attitudes, the
years of training are some of the
richest and happiest years of one’s
life. The years spent in training
while one is young will not seem
nearly so long as the later years
spent in wishing one had taken the
training. Suppose one is thirty
years old before he finishes his
training. He still has thirty-five or
forty years before retirement. And
even though some phases of our
modem age put a premium on
youth, the most productive years of
man are from forty to sixty. There
is no substitute for maturity.
2. “How much will the training
cost?” That depends upon the pro
fession one trains for, the school he
Prof. Seth Washburn
Top Prof For May
Our “Top Prof” of the month is
Prof. Seth Washburn, who teaches
physics and mathematics. Genial
and understanding, he lends a
friendly ear to many a student who
might otherwise think of his courses
as “hard” subjects.
This is not to say that Prof.
Washburn is a “crip” teacher. Par
from it, he is thorough and exact
ing, but makes his classes interest
ing and pleasant.
Our “Top Prof” joined the faculty
in 1956 after a number of years as
teacher and principal in the public
schools near Raleigh. He came to
Gardner-Webb from Spring Hope.
In a very real sense Mr. Wash
burn was returning home when he
joined the Gardner-Webb faculty.
He graduated here in 1939, and then
continued his education at Wake
Forest and at State College. More
than attending school here, however,
ties him to the college. He is a na
tive of Cleveland County, His grand
father, father, and a brother have
served the college as trustees. A bro
ther, Dr. Wyan Washburn, is col
lege physician and a sister, Mrs.
Dorothy W. Hamrick, is registrar.
Although few students are aware
of it, Mr. Washbui-n serves the col
lege in another capacity not related
to his teaching. He is manager of
!the college farm, a tract of over
1,000 acres which has kept him
busy with reforestation for the past
Mr^ and Mrs. Washburn, the for
mer Miss Ruby Flowers, have two
small chidlren, Chris and Edward.
Between the top and the
bottom salaries in one profession
one might find a greater difference
than he would between the average
salaries of two or more different
It would be too trite to say that
cne has to have money to live; but
it would be false to say that the
amount of money is the key either to
one’s happiness or success in any
calling. Do not over-emphasize the
money. Well-prepared people make
enough to live in a measure of com
fort and security for their families.
Interpersonal relationships and sat-
sifaction born of service are much
more vital to one’s success than any
amount of money. Training may get
you the job; but perspective and
motive are necessary for success.
Beautiful gowns, candlelight, and
spring flowers carried out the theme
of “Fairyland” for the installation
service of the Women’s Self-Gov-
ernment Association Officers May
7, in the parlor of Stroup Dormitory.
Mrs. Allen Burris read the duties of
each office to the new officers and
expressed “thank-you’s” to the out
going officers. The new officers are;
House President—Joann Tessener.
Hall Proctors — Jo Ann Brittain,
Bernice Goodson, Linda Cox, Lillie
Belle Martin, Nancy Ann Carter,