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Tlio uncertainty of the financial
standing of the Athletic Associa
tion from year to year again
brings to us the need of some
change in this system. This con
dition is almost entirely depend
ent upon how the managers of the
different teams stand financially
at the end of their respective sea
sons. The basket ball manager
has a secure guarantee as all his
games are played where they a/e
not interferred with by the weath
er. Hut the standing of the base
ball department depends entirely
upon the weather conditions. If
the season is rainy the manager
invariably loses money and the
Association thus falls behind.
Other reasons are the poor sup
port given by the student body as
a whole, and the indifference
shown by some of the boys to pay
their athletic fees.
This question should be held in
the minds of the boys if they wish
to remedy this fault and they
should think over the question and
offer any ideas that seem feasible.
One idea th.it seems practicable
is a five dollar fee to be payed at
the first of the year and included
in the bill of the student. This
would include his fee, and all ad
missions to the athletic games at
home, and *hose ball games played
in Greensboro under the manage
ment of our Association. If the
girls wish to enter it seems reason
able to let them have a season
ticket for half this amount. In
this way many of the boys would
be saved the trouble of getting the
amount of a ticket at the frequent
intervals, and this would help to
Jncrease the attendance at the
games. Let us think over this, dis
cuss it among ourselves, and do
what seems best before we leave
school this spring, as it will be
necessary to do this in order for
it to be put into operation next
year. Express your opinion, and
let it be heard!
At the close of the baseball sea
son we find that as a whole the
players hit well and the average
of the team is good. The follow
ing is a list of the players with
their averages in the order in
which they stand in the percent
age column :
T. Short 327
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C, MAY 12, 1915.
G. Groome 201)
W. Short 238
1). Groonie 125
(The last four men played only
in a few games.)
Second Team Closes Season.
The Guilford Seconds played
Jamestown High School on the
latter's grounds last Wednesday
defeating them by the score 11 to
8. It looked as if the High School
lads would win until the eighth in
ning when the college boys hit
liodgin for seven safeties. The
feature of the game was the heavy
hitting of ftoyal for Guilford. The
score is as follows :
R. H. E.
Guil. 2nds 202 010 003—14 15 3
James. Hi. 102 032 000— 8 9 4
Batteries: Guilford, Zachary,
Thayer and Carroll; Jamestown,
Hodgin and Gordon.
In the last game of the season
Sununerfield defeated the Guil
ford Seconds Saturday on the
home grounds by the score 4 to 3.
The game was throughout a pitch
ers' battle. Thayer, for Guilford,
pitched an excellent game, allow
ing only one hit; but the costly
errors of his team-mates caused
his defeat. Bond, for Sununer
field, pitched well, striking out 15
and allowing 4 hits. Brittain, the
Oak Ridge star, caught a nice
game for Sununerfield and secured
their only hit. The score is:
K. 11. E.
Guilf'd 2nd* 000 000 030—3 4 5
Sumiuerfield 100 020 100—4 1 4
Batteries: Guilford, Thayer and
Carroll; Sununerfield, Bond and
The second team has had a very
successful season playing eight
games and winning six of the
eight. With the exception of Sat
urday's contest, the entire team
has been doing some terrific hit
ting while several of the boys have
been playing a good fielding game.
Thayer in the last few contests
has pitched good ball. The team
was under the direction of Prof.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hodgin,
of Greensboro, sj>ent Saturday
night and Sunday visiting Mr-'.
Hodgin's brother, DeVane.
The Expression (Mass under the
direction of Professor Peele gave
its annual recital in Memorial
Hall on the evening of May 0. The
program was as follows:
A Life Lesson Riley
Home They Brought Her War
rior Dead Tennyson
The August Meeting .... McNeill
The First Settler's Story .Carleton
Man Allan Bulla.
Swallow, Swallow Flying South
Hiawatha's Wooing.. .Longfellow
The Trickster Tricked... .McNeill
The Dying Soldier Anon
Crossing the Bar Tennyson
Little Orphan Annie Riley
"Little Orphan Annie" was de
livered in a most appealing man
ner by Miss Taylor, while the hu
morous selections of Mr. Futrell
brought peals of laughter from
the audience. Miss Geslain spoke
with distinction and good accent
to have been an English student
so short a time. Mary Allan Bul
la's interpretation of "The First
Settler's Story" was very delight
ful. Every speaker showed care
ful work am- ability. The decision
of the judges was rendered in fav
or of Miss Mary Allan Bulla.
Those acting as judges were .Miss
Ermince Aver, Miss Alma Ed
wards, Professors ('. O. Meredith.
George Montgomery and John
Wooslev. The prize including
Shakespeare's complete works, the
poems of Tennyson and Longfel
low and odd volumes from severa'
other well known authors was an
nounced by Professor Meredith,
who spoke highly of the work of
the contestants. Much was add
ed to the enjoyment of the evening
by the vocal number given by Mr.
Miss Irma Coble ('11), who has
been teaching at Mebane, visited
hei sister, Josephine, last week.
Richard J. M. Hohhs ('00) spent
Sunday at the college.
Quito a large crowd gathered in
Memorial llall last Saturday
night at 8 o'clock expecting to
hear some good orations. The
audience was not disappointed as
it was the occasion of the 20th an
nual oratorical contest of the
Websterian Literary Society.
After a few words of welcome
by President Brown, the following
program was rendered:
1. The Duty of the State to Its
Children —1 >eVane Modgin.
2. People of the Flints and
Their Lesson—F. IT. Mendenhall.
3. "Prison Reform"—D. S. Col
Song—Slave Song—P. V. Fitz
4. North Carolina's Duty to
Her Country Boy—C. R. llin
5. The Awakening of the Social
Conscience —F. H. Morris.
(J. The Transit of an Era—A.
Song—Asthore—F. H. Menden
Dr. .1. L. Mann, J. Mack Wil
limns, of Greensboro, and Dr. F.
L. Bain, of Winston-Salem, acted
as judges for the evening. Their
task was by no means easy for sev
eral of the speeches were of un
usually high merit. The medal
was awarded to F. TI. Morris for
his splendidly delivered oration
on "The Awakening of the Social
The seventh annual oratorical
contest of the I'hilomathean Lit
erary Society will he held in Me
morial Hall Saturday night. May
15th, at 8 o'clock. Five young la
dies have heen chosen to take part
in this contest and we expect to
have a very interesting program.
Mrs. (iurney Hriggs, of High
Point, an old IMiiloinathean, is ex
pected to sing. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all.
Mr. David White, of Givens
horo, spent Sunday afternoon at
Miss Mary Mendenhall :'K) vis
ited I'rof. and Mrs. Davis la -1
Miss Mary l>lla ('opeland, or"
Woodland, spent a few days he.-e
with friends last week.