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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, November 17, 1915, Image 1

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THE GUILFORDIAN VOLUME II REMEMBER!! Y. W. C. A. PLAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1915!! ATHLETICS SOCCER TRACK Soccer has been a very popular winter sport among the boys here for several years, with increasing interest and enthusiasm every year, lint when Professor Down ing, an all-American player, came from Haverford College three years ago, he revitalized this form of athletic activity until it has be come the most popular form of recreation at the college during the cold, frigid, winter months, with the possible exception of bas ketball. As a kind of sport for exercise for all men and for inex- perienced men particularly, soccer cannot be beat. Every afternoon for a week or more there lias been a large number of the supporters of this form of sport on the Hohhs athletic field. And from present indications there is no reason why we should not have a strong win ning team rounded into form be fore long. Soccer is a very popular form of inter-collegiate sport among many of the leading northern col leges, but for some reason it has not been introduced to any great extent, if at all, iis an inter colleg iate sport in the South. It seems to me that it ought to be made a regular inter-collegiate sport among our North Carolina col leges, and that Guilford ought to take the lead in introducing it by asking for a game with some of the other colleges. TRACK. Some years ago the college and friends of the college expended quite a sum of money in leveling down and cindering a running track a quarter of a mile in cir cumference. For some years after this we could see a large number of young men 011 the track nearly every afternoon, others throwing the hammer and discus, some run ning high and low hurdles, while others could be seen pole vaulting and jumping. But for some cause this form of sport has taken a back place and we rarely see any body entering it with any ambi tion to make a strong track team. Why has this lack of interest in track work come about? Why is it that we do not have a winning track team like we once had? Is it due to the lack of support by GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C„ NOVEMBER 17, 1915. Websterian-Zatasian Reception Original Programme Carried Out—Dance- Feast Followed Forensic Features. One of the most enjoyable occa sions of the year was the Web sterian-Zatasian reception held Friday night, Nov. 12, in Memo rial Hall. After a short session of the Web. Society the marshal was sent to Founders to escort the Zatasians, the evening's guests of honor, to the beautifully decorated hall. Upon entering, the Zatasi ans were each presented with ar tiscally arranged programmes and menus; and they were pleased to see the hall decorated in the colors of the two societies. A very unique feature of the decorations was the Greek letters of the Za tasian Society arranged with elec tric lights. This immediately made them feel at home, and this same feeling prevailed throughout the evening. Archie Reddick, president of the Websterian Society, extended to the visitors a most hearty wel come. Too much cannot be said in praise of the original pro gramme which followed, and the thorough enjoyment of it was shown by the encouraging re marks of the visitors. The pro gramme was an historical one and presented the conditions and cus toms of North Carolina in former days. The political issues of 1840 were presented by Romulus Mitch ell Saunders (Fred IT. Morris) and John Motley Morehead (C. R. Hinshaw), who were "running for" governor of North Carolina. After the political speeches the so cial side of the former North Car olinians was presented in "The Old Virginia Reel." Not only did the candidates join in the dance, but also the audience which con sisted of six "graceful young la dies" and their escorts. The ''la dies" of the programme were much appreciated not only as good dancers, but because they later cast aside their feminine apparel the college, or is it due to a lack of interest on the part of the hoys themselves? Should we let this form of athletic activity seek a speedy oblivion or should we re vive it to its former popularity? and appeared as Websterian boys, who served the menu as follows: Scalloped oysters Pickles and olives Walnut and cheese sandwich Ham sandwich Fruit salad Cheese wafers Persimmon pudding with whipped cream Coffee Mints Every visitor fully realized that the Webs, had not slighted this part of the entertainment. After the menu wicker baskets filled with popcorn were presented to each visitor as a souvenir of the evening. Terj twenty came en tirely too soon, but all left with happy hearts, feeling that it was the best time yet. PHILOMATHEAN NOTES. Friday evening, Nov. 12th, the following program was given: 1. Heading—The Ideal Society Program—l )eborah Brown. 2. Debate: Resolved that the \\ holesale Slaughter of Turkeys at Thanksgiving Should lie Pro hibited. Affirmative, Ona Gray; negative, Juliette Ballinger. 3. Gleanings from Current Pa pers and Magazines Agnes Clegg. 4. Question Box—Carrie Yates. 5. Recitation—Tama Burke. After quite a spirited discus sion it was decided that the tur key's life should end with Thanks giving - in order that home-coming hoys and girls might have yet one more joy to anticipate. In the next number the speaker gave us these tests for the model husband. First, he must remem ber the anniversary of his wed ding; second, he must know when his wife's birthday occurs; third, he will be able to recognize his wife from her hand alone; and last but not least, he must be able to bake a good cake. It seems that we are coming more and more to our own in soci ety work as the year grows older. We need always to remember that the character of work done in so ciety plays a large part in future estimations of us as college girls. DR. BLAIR LECTURES AT GUIL FORD. Oil Saturday evening, Nov. 13, Win. A. Blair lectured on Person al Reminiscences of the Poet Longfellow. Mr. Blair began with the time in which Longfellow lived and told the number and nature of his contemporaries. Then he follow ed with a sketch of Longfellow's life which, with a few personal touches and told in Mr. Blair's in imitable style, made the lecture interesting. The speaker described Longfel low as a practical youth with au burn hair, who was an agreeable companion. With the approval of his sister, the poet began to write early in his teens and con tinued during his college career at Bowdoin. After graduating at the age of nineteen, he began the "lawless study of the law." Soon after this Longfellow was offered the chair of modern language at Bowdoin and to fit himself for this the poet went abroad. For seventeen years Longfellow occupied the chair of modern language at Harvard, after which he retired to the Craigie house in Cambridge to devote himself en tirely 1o literature. Mr. Blair mentioned the fact that death has seemed to have an attraction for poets, but Longfel low wrote a Psalm of Life. Evan geline at once evinced its popular ity by the 30,000 copies sold di rectly after its publication. Other of his best known longer poems are Hiawatha and the Courtship of Miles Standish. Excelsior, which pictures a man of genius pressing on to gain his purpose, Footsteps of Angels, written after the death of his first wife, and the Builders are representative of his shorter poems. Mr. Blair said in closing that Longfellow as a poet is remarka bly line and clean. "His poems are written for everybody, and he has breathed himself into his songs and is still with them to in spire faith and courage." TICKETS FOR Y. W. C. A. PLAY. Tickets for Y. W. C. A. play will be put on sale Tuesday, Nov. 10. Those wishing to purchase seats please see Laura Davis, busi ness manager. NUMBER 9

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