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There was something in Tins
(Jrii.KoiauAX some time ago to the
effect, that we are to have football
here this year. Such was the de
cision of the Athletic Cabinet last
spring and the faculty athletic ad
visors recently decided likewise.
As a result of tliis decision prep
arations are nearing completion
for the initiation of the fall sport.
A large crowd of the football men
are on the field every afternoon,
and are under the coaching of
Prof. Moore rapidly rounding in
The fact that we have football
does not mean that Guilford Col
lege as an institution will place a
team in the field; it simply means
that the college authorities have
given consent to the initiation of
the game. That is, the students
themselves have been allowed to
introduce the game on their own
Some of the more interested
football men have perfected an
organization known as the (!uil
ford Football Club. The main
purpose of such a club is to arouse
interest in football, and to place
in the field an aggregation that
will creditably represent the club.
It is obvious though to the lead
ers of the organization that it
would be impossible to place a
first class football aggregation in
the field on so short a notice, but
they do propose to have a team
that will interest the football
teams of some of the best prepara
tory schools. A. L. ltiddick, the
recently elected manager, is mak
ing investigation as to possible
games the coming season.
The question that interests the
students most now is, whether
football thus initiated will lead to
the establishment of it as a
straight, full-fledged college sport
backed and aided by the college.
The college authorities have not
yet made any statements in re
gard to this matter. If would ap
pear though that, if the football
club succeeds in producing some
good material and makes a fair
showing, standardized college
football would come as a natural
consequence. If the experience of
the football club proves a success
it is therefore very probable thai
football will be recognized on the
same basis with baseball and bas
ketball. At any rate for the first
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., OCTOBER 6, 1915.
Y. W. C. A. NOTES
Eight-week clubs was Ihe lead
ing feature of our Association
meeting lliis week. There were re
ports from six leaders of clubs:
Hazel Armstrong, Mary I. Sham
burger, Ethel Speas, Maude Las
sit er, Cathrine Wat kins and Lou
etta Knight. The reports of the
two last named were read since
the ladies were absent.
Perhaps it would be of interest
to some (Irii.Foitni.vx readers to
know just what these girls did.
In late spring, last term, we or
ganized an eight weeks' club train
ing class in which girls who were
interested had an opportunity to
learn in what ways they might,
for eight weeks during the sum
mer vacation, do some service for
their community. In order to be
in any degree successful it was
necessary to enlist the interest
and support of the home girls and
with this in mind our girls left
Guilford determined to "win out."
Here are a few of the things they
accomplished: In two communi
ties circulating libraries were in
troduced; in another a temper
ance rally was held, a tuberculo
sis and typhoid specialist lectured
to girls of the town. Two leaders
met classes of children for eight
meetings at which they told
stories and played games.
We are hoping that we may
have more leaders from our asso
ciation next summer; for when 1
indeed is the community that does
not need the influence that a
Christian college girl can exert?
Is it not, too, the ideal towards
which we are striving in V. W. C.
A. work, an ideal which says that
we are not to be the parasites of
society, but that we are to con
tribute our part, whatever that
part may be, and the welfare of
time since 1004 fool ball is to bo
played ill i nil ford.
TEN xi s.
Tlio tennis tournament is now
iu progress to decide, in a large
measure, (lie men who will be on
the tennis team. A full account
of the tournament will come out
in the GUILKOROIAX as soon as it
Miss Marguerite Tuthill, a for
mer student here, spent the week
end with Grace Taylor.
Mr. David White was on the
campus Sunday afternoon.
In the confusion attending
final examinations last spring, no
meeting of Ihe Young Women's
Athletic Association was called,
and since our president was a
Senior and did not come back, (he
girls were at a loss to begin work
this fall. However, on Wednes
day afternoon, they assembled in
the Y. W. C. A. hall to reorganize
the Association. Juliette Ballin
ger was elected president; Bernice
Pike, secretary, and Deborah
So far, there has been no can
vass made for members, but this
will be done at once and the pros
pect is bright for a larger mem
bership this year than ever before.
What the girls can do in basket
ball is a matter of conjecture, but
one tiling is sure, there is more in
terest being taken in starting the
work Ibis year than ever before.
Addie Morris has been elected
captain of the team and with such
a hard working, energetic leader
as she is, some good work and
great plans may be looked for this
The Association is very proud
of the work that has been done on
the tennis court. The ground has
been scraped and rolled and new
wire lias been put around it. The
manager is expecting to have a
successful tournament Ibis fall,
since so many of last year's play
ers are back.
Walking clubs are to be formed
in order that the girls who do not
play tennis and basketball may
have some helpful exercise. This
is an exercise that every one can
and should take part in.
If every girl will keep up her
interest in athletics, I see no rea
son why we cannot have the most
successful Association this year
of any in the history of Guilford
Mr. and Mrs. Coltrane and Miss
Alice Dixon visited at the College
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Ryrd visited
tlieir daughter, (Jeorgiana, Satur
Misses Ruby Pullman and Iln
Ryrly sj>ei>.t the week end at the
Misses Ruth and Minn Freeman
and Helen Davis were here Sun
A reading "First Christmas in
Summer" was given by Prof. .T. H.
Peele Saturday evening, Oct. 2.
At the beginning of the collegi
ate year, IDI.VKi, a mass meeting
of the boys and part of the facul
ty, met in Memorial Ihill for Ihe
purpose of choosing a method of
government for the year. Previ
ous to last year the students had
been under faculty rule, but a
year ago it was decided lo >ive the
students a trial at self-govern
ment. The two methods were
brought before the meeting and
The trial of the year before had
proven, to both faculty and stu
dents, that student government
was the best form of government
for the college, therefore this
method was chosen for the ensu
ing year. The following men were
elected to the Student Council:
Seniors: T. R. Short, Tom Sea
mans, IT. IJudd and A. L. Rid
dick; Juniors, Paul Hinkle, Robt.
Thayer and .1. P. Garner; Sopho
mores, Lorence (Jrisson aml.lones
Smith; Freshman, Paul Fitzger
ald; Preparatory, W. (J. Lloyd.
HENRY CLAY SOCIETY NOTES.
The Henry Clay Society met in
regular session October 1. The
question of ''Tolls on Coast wise
Trade Passing Through the Pana
ma Canal" was discussed. The
affirmative was upheld by Lam
beth and Newlin, while Perry and
R. Mitchell defended Ihe negative.
The speakers showed signs of fore
thought and careful preparation
on the subject. The judges favor
ed the negative.
The audience was next favored
with it double dissertation by Ris
er and Garner. This was an ex
temporaneous feature laden with
the mil ura 1 wit and humor of Hie
two gentlemen. H. Budd came
next with a collection of news
items gathered from far and near.
Under the head of election of
officers, K. Blayloek was elected
president; If. Thayer, vice-](resi
dent ; H. Moore, secretary; \V.
Mitchell, assistant secretary, and
Dancy Budd, marshal.
We were very glad to have with
us several visitors. Harris John
son, of the class of 'l4, a former
* lay, was present and gave us
some very encouraging remarks.
Other visitors were present and
gave :i few words of encourage
ment. 1 ndor the head of recep
tion of members the following
were received: .Toe White, John
White, Ralph Thompson, J. E.
Williams and Harry Johnson.