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Base Ball Season Opens Saturday
Guilford vs. Haverford, Greensboro, Cone Park, 3:30
With the opening of the baseball
season near at hand, Coach Doak
feels certain that his crew of men
will be able to meet the task which
is just ahead.
However, the unfavorable weather
during the entire spring has not been
propitious for the development of
a well-trained and perfected team,
devoid of miscues and errors, altho
during the days which permitted
practice, the technical principles of
the national game have been impart
ed to the players and vigorous exer
tions have straightened out many
Despite the continuous contribu
tions of Jupiter Pluvius the twirling
staff has made progress in rounding
into shape. Zachary, Murchison and
Finch have taken advantage of every
opportunity to loosen up their side
appendages and some considerable
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SPRING TRAINING STARTED.
Football Candidates Drilling in the
Rudiments of the Game.
With the recent action of the Fac
ulty Committee on Athletics making
football a recognized sport at Guil
ford, the interest in the game has
been growing rapidly. Manager Ris
er is arranging a pretty stiff schedule
for next fall and the coach and the
management realize that to make a
good showing there must >be a pretty
big campaign of preparedness organ
ized. With this in view Coach Doak
has called out his men for a few
weeks spring training before the
coming of warm weather. About
twenty men have responded to the
call and when the weather permitted
have been on the athletic field going
thru some of the rudiments of foot
ball practice. On Thursday after
noon about an hour was spent in fall
ing on the ball. For a light team to
develop a winning combination it is
important that it be prepared to
avail itself of every break in the
game and Guilford must make sure
that after any fumble by either team
a Cri'mson and Gray jersey will be
found curled around the pig-skin.
The interest shewn by the men in
this spring training is most com
mendable. More men should report
—especially some of the big fellows
who are not out for the ball team.
This practice and a week or so of
light work by the whole squad at the
close* of the baseball season should
put our football material in good
shape for a strenuous campaign next
fall. The following men have been
out this week: Z. Walser, D. Wal
ser, Kiser, Stafford, R. S. White, Tre
main, G. Williard, Beeson Reed Sher
ley White, Fort, Grissom, Bowman,
Cameron, Wilson, W. Finch, Win
ningham, Dobbins, Herbin and Beas
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C, MARCH 21, 1917
I>R. RUFUS .JONES TO GIVE
Guilfordians will hear with a great
deal of pleasure that Dr. Rufus M.
Jones will deliver the commence
ment ad'dress this year. Dr. Jones
is professor of philosophy at Haver
ford College and is widely known as
the author of many inspiring books.
His influence on the Guilfordians
who have gone to Haverford has
been very great.
Rev. Williard O. Trueblood, pastor
of the First Friends church of In
dianapolis, will preach the bacca
The college community has seldom
heard a more inspiring address than
that delivered by Albert G. Shepard,
Field Secretary of New York Yearly
Meeting, at the church services last
Sunday morning. He preached on
the theme that nothing is impossible
to him that has faith enough to go
forward. His clear logical method
of presentation captivated his hear
ers completely. The type of religion
he presented was a common sense
kind that exactly suited the needs of
the home field of service and the
opportunities open to a pastor in a
rural community. His talk was prac
tical and not theoretical, especially
when he showed how the financial
problem could be met.
WITH OUR EXCHANGES.
With the coming of spring the col
lege world seems to have taken a
new lease on life. Our exchanges are
brimful of plans, suggestions and
methods to be tried out during the
remaining weeks of the college year.
Renewed vigor has been infused into
every kind of college activity, and
this fact is definitely mirrored on the
face of the various college maga
The "Quaker Campus" has donned
a new dress entirely, the "Davidson
ian" has added a very becoming
frill, and the "Gamecock" offers a
solid front of good things which the
spring holds in store.
The baseiball schedules and plans
are interesting, as well as the sum
maries of victories and 'defeats in
the basket ball realm. Young men's
—and women's also—tliots are now
turned toward oratory, and in these
last days there shall be many confer
ences, and—contests. The glee clubs
also come in for their share in the
"awakening of spring,"- and harmony
shall be poured over the land.
For such a bright forecast of
spring prospects we are indebted to
"The Gamecock/' (University of S.
C.) "Old Gold and Black," "The
Quaker Campus" (Whittier College,
Cal.) "The Davidsonian," "The Rad
cliffe News," "Winthrop Weekly
News" (S. C.), "The Wake Forest
Student," and "The Laurentian."
SPEAKS IN Y.W.C. A.
Her Subject: The Helps and Hin
drances to a Life of Service.
At the last Y. W. C. A. meeting
Miss Edwards gave an inspiring talk
on Help and Hindrances to a Life of
The leader began by saying that
no matter how frivolous people are
judged to be that underneath the
outer surface everybody wants a life
of service. In the quest of this life
of service one must have enthusiast,
training, purpose, and originality.
Miss Edwards emphasized the help
that enthusiasm gives a life of serv
ice and she also stressed the need of
college training to make efficient
workers and well-balanced charac
ters. As for originality no life of
real service is complete without it.
One should use the material at han'd
and watch for the place to use those
little kindnesses which so many nev
er think are necessary. Then none
of these things amount to anything
without a life of prayer. It was by
prayer that Gideon with his three
hundred men gained a great victory.
In conclusion Miss Edwards men
tioned only a few hindrances and the
greatest of these was worry—worry
over past happenings, worry over fu
ture might-be's. These are altogeth
er different states of mind from con
cern over present needs and surely
worry has no place in a life which
has a personal knowledge of Jesus
Christ and of his life and service.
Henry Van Dyke lias expressed the
spirit of service in the following
lines which the leader quoted:
"Now thou has met the Master's se
And I have found the man that loves ;
Not mine, nor thine to question or
When he commands us, asking how;
He knows the cause, His ways are
Who serves the King must serve with
Mrs. J. Gurney Briggs added much
to the service by singing "One Sweet
ly Solemn Thought."
FRESHMEN IN CLASS MEETING.
The regular meeting of the Fresh
man class was held Wednesday even
ing, March 14th, and a very interest
ing program was rendered proving
the literary abilities of Guilford's '2o'
class. In the business part of the
meeting it was decided that a pre
liminary contest should be held Sat
urday afternoon, March 17 th. At
this time the contestants for the reg
ular Freshman oratorical contest,
which will be given Saturday even
ing, March 2 4th were chosen.
The meeting then adjourned to
spend a very pleasant social hour
undisturbed by Sophomore sophisti
cation, Junior wisdom or Senior dig
J. G. BRIGGS, 'll,
ADDRESSES Y. M. C. A.
J. Gurney Briggs, of the class of
'll, was the leader for Thursday
evening. A synopsis of his talk fol
lows: Now is the time when you as
students must begin to find the place
that fits you best for life.. It is a
time when you must choose or select
a path that will develop your facul
ties and prepare you for a life work.
This is an individual affair and must
be attended to by every one. Now
life presents itself to us in two great
phases; first, physical environment,
and the second one is of a psychical
The physical environment, the
place where you live has a great in
fluence on your physical being. To
illustrate: The Southerner moves
around much more slo vly than the
Northerner. This is du3 to fie cli
mate. In the South it is warm and
you do not have to step around fast
in order to make the blood circulate,
while in the North it is much cooler
and as a result men are naturally in
clined to move faster. Such a con
dition is an important ~me and you
must not let it entirely overpower
The psychical effect is very notice
able in the lives of any group of peo
ple. Select any school that you de
sire and you will find that all the
men in that institution will attack
the same problem in about the same
way. Also you will find that the
ilumni of that institution are follow
ing about the same line of work.
Why is this true? The reason is
simple; the fellows who have gone
out from the college walls have made
good, and those who follow think
that they can do as well. This shows
that people under about the same
conditions think almost alike. Now
do not think that you are something
sjreat, and that the whole State will
look at you as soon as you leave col
lege for you will be disappointed.
You must begin at the foot of the
mountain and ascend gradually. That,
it is clear that the life of any man
is moulded to a great extent by his
environment and so it is up to you
to make the conditions around you
ideal so that you may cast a good in
fluence upon your associates.
Mr. Briggs' talk was appreciated
and it is hoped that it will not be his
last one to the fellows.
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—Deems Taylor in Century