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MEET A SUCCESS
The Most Enjoyable Event of the
Year —Valuable Prizes Awarded.
One of the most unique events
ever scheduled here occurred Satur
day night when the boys and girls
with light hearts and joyful expecta
tions assembled at the Gym. Prom
posters put up by the Social Com
mittee every one had learned that a
track meet was in view, but few knew
the fun and amusement in store.
Soon after arriving the students
were asked to form in groups by
classes. Then a member of the So
cial Committee called out such con
tests as "Potato Race," "Sack Race,"
"Human Wheel-barrow Race," "Tug
of War," and others equally impor
tant. Each class was represented
either by individuals or by teams.
The first event was a Girls' Throw
ing Contest in which three represen
tatives from each class had a chance
to throw at the colored gentleman's
head. The Freshmen easily outclass
ed the field tho Miss Louise and Miss
Edwards for the Faculty proved stub
The wheelbarrow race was won by
only a nose. This race was featured
by the number of spills arising from
over anxiety on the part of the
The shoe race provided much mer
riment for the spectators. Out of a
field of a dozen contestants Fort won
easily, extricating his shoes from the
pile, putting them on and returning
to the finish line in the remarkable
time of 39 3-5 seconds. (The college
understands now how lie can dress
for breakfast after the second bell
taps.) The Seniors were too digni
fied to enter this event. The college
gentleman did the apres vous act and
gathered up the shoes that remained
after the other contestants had left
In the cracker race Moore seemed
to prefer his crackers pulverized. It
was rumored that he had had excel
lent practice for some weeks on corn
flakes. Valentine's austere manner
won him many backers in this event
and his efforts to whistle as a signal
of the finish caused a wild burst of
applause. However, Macon was the
first to get his mouth cleared for ac
tion and won in 1 minute and 35 1-5
The Senior team easily won the
two lip race, partly thru the valiant
efforts of Valentine, who is a recog
nized adept at "chewing the rag"
(see editorial page). It was noticed
that every team finished in this
Special mention should be made of
the tug of war contest. In the pre
liminaries the Senior heavyweights
pulled the Juniors off the floor in 29
seconds. The Sophomores perform
ed the same feat with the Freshmen
in 35 seconds. The Preps were elim
inated by the Seniors in 40 seconds.
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C„ OCTOBER 4, 1916
.J. H. BEESON
Manager of the Football Squad.
7 to 0.
High School Boys Put Up Plucky
Fight Before Large and En
A large student body and many
visitors from Greensboro and Win- j
ston-Salem saw the Guilford football
season auspiciously open on Saturday
afternoon, when the local eleven de
feated the plucky Winston-Salem
High School team, on Hobbs' field,
by the score of 7 to 0.
At first the Guilford line-up con
sisted of scrub line with the regular
back field, but in the last quarter
the regular line was injected into the
game. The game was not won until
the last quarter, when brilliant play
ing by Armstrong and Newlin brought
victory to the Crimson and Gray.
The game commenced at 3:30
when Jones kicked off for Guilford.
For the entire first quarter there was
hard playing on both sides, but with
out very much gain. At the end of
this quarter the hall was in the pos
session of the visitors on Guilford's
45-yard line. It was at this stage
of the game that the visitors' chance
to score was the brightest, when the
high school team reached Guilford's
The second quarter did not see
any pronounced gain, as the ball was
in the visitors' hands on Guilford's
35-yard line when the close of the
first half was announced.
The second half began with Jones'
kick off for the home squad. The
struggle was hard and fierce through
out the third quarter with practically
no net gain by either side.
The beginning of the last quarter
brought more enthusiasm to the local
spectators. The regular line was
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LEADS Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. meeting last
Thursday night was led by Prof. Ed
wards. In the beginning of his talk
he said that the Y. M. C. A. stood for
the same thing the world over. He
gave three ways in which all Y. M.
C. A.'s are alike: (1) They meet on
Thursday evening; (2) The same
class of men are in the meetings that
play on the athletic field; (3) They
all have the same principles.
He divided men into two classes:
(1) "Those who have principle," (2)
"Those who want principle." He
said that men without principle or
convictions was of no value to his fel
lowman, but "men with convictions
are convincing men." If you have
no principle you have no character.
Again, a man expecting to become
a good salesman must first learn the
fundamental principles in a branch
office of his company, then go to the
main office and learn about the com
plex problems, after which he is
ready for the road. "But," the lead
er said, "the salesman's success de
pends on his ability and if he is serv
iceable to his company other organi
zations will seek him out, for com
panies want well-trained men to
transact their business." It was
further stated that in order to be of
service to the outside world a person j
must have plenty of energy, a well
developed physique, a strong mind
and good morals.
Finally, he brought out the fact
that some men fail because they have
not done their work well and have
loafed on the job. To summarize if
any one expects to succeed in life, if
he intends to help his fellow man he
must, above all things, be a man with
NEW MEN SLOW IN JOINING
Although Guilford has just wel
comed as fine a lot of new men as
ever received by the college, it seems
that most of them are slow in iden
tifying themselves with a literary so
ciety. Up to the present time, less
than half of them have joined.
In considering the old fellows it
can be easily seen that practically all
who are doing things in any phase of
college life are society men and it is
of vital importance that a new man
choose a society.
The Websterian and Clay Societies
extend a most cordial invitation to
the new men to attend one of the
societies Friday night.
LIBRARY SECURES O. HENRY'S
The Library has just received a
fine steel engraving of O. Henry, the
gift of Charles L. Van Noppen. This
portrait is to be the frontispiece of
Vol. IX of the Biographical History
of North Carolina. The Library is in
possossion of the seven volumes al
ready issued and finds them a very
LEADS Y. W. G. A.
Last Thursday evening Bernice
Pike led the Y. W. C. A. meeting.
She spoke of those things which are
too little to claim a college girls' at
"In any group of girls," she said,
"there are always some who have
happy, sunny dispositions and others
who are always peeved about some
little insult. To he at one's best one
must learn to overlook all unkind
remarks. From early childhood to
gray-haired old age disappointments
will come. The great aim of life at
college is to rise above the common
level and be lenient in passing judg
ments and slow in forming steadfast
"In the end all the serious prob
lems will seem little things if they
have been conquered and the result
will be women with strong, beautiful
"Did you tackle that trouble that
came your way
With a resolute heart and cheer
Or hide your face from the light of
With a craven soul and fearful.
Oh, a trouble's a ton or a trouble's
Or a trouble is what you make it,
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt
But only, how did you take it?"
"And though you be done to the
death, what then?
If you battled the best you could,
If you played your part in the world
Why, the Critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawl or comes
with a pounce,
And whether he's slow or spry,
It isn't the fact that you're dead that
But only how did you die?"
The annual Battle Ground picnic
is planned for next week. That is
something that no new girl wants to
The Y. W. C. A. store has been
opened at Pounders and New Gar
den. This seems to appeal to the
girls even if there is no credit sys
A number of the girls are observ
ing morning watch and for this are
using Fosdick's Meaning of Prayer.
M. I. SHAMBURGER.
The Literary Club held its first
meeting of the year in Founders Hall
Wednesday, September 27. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the
coming year: President, C. O. Mere
dith; vice-president, Mary M. Hobbs,
secretary, Erminie F. Ayer.
The program for this year is the
continuation of the study of Greek
literature. The club will read Aristo
phanes, Plato and others, a plan of
the year's work being at present in
the hands of the program committee.