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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, February 13, 1918, Image 1

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THE GUILFORDIAN VOLUME IV. EDITORIAL OFFICE SECURES COLLEGIANS A Good Start Made on What is Hoped Will Be a Complete Collection. "Twenty centuries," said Napoleon to hie soldiers while viewing the Egyptian pyramids, "look down upon you." As the editors of the Guil fordian lalbor now in the editorial office, the past verily in visible form looks down upon them. What great er inspiration to good work can there be than to realize that you come of a long and honorable editorial an cestry and that the sacred traditions of other days must at all hazards be maintained. A rummage in the ob scure and unfrequented corners of Founder's Hall was rewarded by the discovery of the first eight bound volumes of the Guilford Collegian, covering the years 1888 to 1896. Further search revealed countless loose copies of other years and enough were collected to bring the collection do>wn to 19 03 with a few copies missing. Our friends would do well to help us fill our shelves with the Collegian complete down to 1914. In this and succeeding numbers of the Guilford ian we will offer a short review of the Collegian. For Vol. I, Robert C. Root was ed itor. Robert C. Root is now secre tary of the Peace Association of the Pacific States and is prominent in many lines of endeavor. He thus ambitiously announces his policy in the first editorial: "While standing at the helm as 'The Collegian' is launched upon the tempestuous sea of journalism we will stoutly endeavor to avoid the shoals of egotism, to clear the strands of cynical criticism, and shun the hidden rocks and sunken wrecks of mental dissipation." "Our cause," he says, "is the cause of humanity. Our object the promotion of educa tion. And to that end we shall seek to promote the varied interests of Guilford College, to foster the spirit of literary composition and research among the students and to increase their love of 'the true, the beautiful, and the good' in literature." This mariner "at the helm" of the Col legian to use his own figure set his course by a star which future editors would do well to steer iby.. The first number fittingly opens with Presi dent Hobbs' inaugural address. A study of it shows that the same ideals have always guided Guilford College. It is well worth reading, for it reveals with what great hopes and aspirations and with what sincere and devout consecration to the high est ideals o'f Christian scholarship Guilford ceased to be a Boarding School and entered on her career as a college. An article by Judge Rob ert P. Dick, entitled "How Little We Know," begins in the second number. This article continues for two or three years in the Collegian. It ap parently takes a good while to tell how little was known in those days. (Continued on fourth pag >) GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., FEBRUARY 13, 1918 JOSEPH G. REDDICK President Senior Class President Athletic Association CLASSES ELECT OFFICERS. Class officers for the spring term have been elected as follows: Senior—President, Joseph G. Red dick; secretary, Deborah Brown; marshal, Lawrence Grissom. Junior—President, Joe White; secretary, Kate Smith; marshal, Ruth Coletrane. Sophomore officers have not yet been elected. Freshman—President, Ralph Far low; secretary, Marjorie Williams; marshal, Tom Stewart. GIRLS' BASKET BALL. As nothing was scheduled for Sat urday evening, February 9, Trinity challenged W'ake Forest for a game of basket ball. Althougu both teams were composed of the fair sex, the game was very exciting and there was much "pep" shown with Miss Edwards as their yell leader for Wake Forest, while Miss Gainey led the cheers and songs for Trinity. Al though the teams were pretty evenly matched and both did justice to the careful co'aching f Miss Roberts, the final score was 10 to 5 in favor of Trinity. Trinity. Position. Wake Forest McVay, J. ... R,F . . Raiford, M. L. Moore, D L F Caudle McVay, E Center Neece Raiford, L R F . . . . Mcßane, D. Dixon, M L G.... Shamburgar Substitutes: Moore, F., for Caudle and Caudle for McVay, E. Summary: Field goals, R'aiford, M. L., 1; Caudle, 2; McVay, J., 2; Moore, D., 3; foul goals, Caudle, 1. .SENIORS PLANNING CLASS BOOK At a recent called meeting of the Senior class it was decided that the class of 'lB should put out a class book this year. This project is to be undertaken on less elaborate lines than usual, but it is hoped that at least a very readable record of the thots and deeds of 'lB may be the result. Ira G. Hinshaw was elected editor-in-chief of the class book, and Benbow Jones was chosen business manager. Rev. Edgar Williams will give an illustrated lecture next Wednesday evening at 7:30 in Memorial Hall, entitled "See America First." There will be a small charge of 15c. at the door—half the proceeds going to the local branch of the American Friends Service Committee to purchase wool for those who are knitting for the destitute civilian population of Northern France. MISS ELLIOTT TALKS TO GUILFORD STUDENTS Member of Faculty of State Normal College in Address on Women and War. Miss Harriet Elliott, processor of history cf ihe State Normal College and a loyal suffragist, delivered an able and forceful address to the fac ulty and students of Guilford Col lege Tuesday morning. She talked of "Woman's Part in the War." In the early part of her address, Miss Elliott made a detailed histori cal analysis of the transformation of government from the old mediaeval idea of aJbsolutism to a democratic form where the will o>f the people is supreme and where liberty, equality and right prevail. She showed that the industrial revolution had made democracy powerful; and that the true democracy demanded an equal participation by both men and wom en as a question of right and justice, and in order that there may be the fullest measure of co-operation, and therefore of achievement. She quo ted the words of President Wilson that we are fighting to make the world safe for democracy, and point ed out. that this is to be accomplished by overcoming the remnant of the mediaeval idea of government. She emphasized the fact that though the old democracy had refused to accept women, and though there hitherto have been barriers to '.he entrance of many attractive fields of endeavor, that with the new democracy these have been swept away and that wom en are now successfully engaged in practically all professions and busi ness occupations Wi'th the great world war the im portance of co-operation and actual participation of the women in one service or another has been deemed imperative, and Miss Elliott was able to show that the women of all the warring nations have courage ously and enthusiastically assumed tasks heretofore performed by men alone. In England about 3,000,000 women are engaged in the industrial plants. A similar situation prevails elsewhere. The women of the Uni ted States, France, England and Canada are engaged in a very wide field of activity; on the farms, in the shops, munitions factories, as rail road laborers, elevator cperators, in the 'banks, in fact in almost every conceivable form of industrial life women are to be found who are cheerfully and patriotically perform ing the duties of the men who have gone to the front. Miss Elliott is a very earnest and attractive speaker and is able to im part her enthusiasm to her hearers. Dr. Ueeher, sent out by the Stu dent Volunteer department of the National Board with headquarters in New York, will lecture here next Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. David White and little daugh ter, Priscilla, were callers at the col lege Sunday. TEAM PREPARING FOR THE CAROLINA GAME The schedule which Manager Gris som had so much difficulty in arrang ing, has by necessity been shortened and changed to some extent. The cancellation of the game with V. P. 1., which was to have been staged on the Guilford floor on the night of February 10, is the greatest disap pointment that the season has given to the Guilford student body. The Guilford quint is working together better than ever before, and it is very unfortunate that V. P. I. could not play the game. As the fcchedoile now stands there will be only two more games at Guilford, one with David son February 25, and one with the University of South Carolina Febru ary 28 th. Next Saturday night, February 16, Guilford will play the University of North Carolina at the Y. M. C. A. in Greenslboro. This game is looked forward to by the Guilford students as the biggest game of the season. Carolina has not lost a single game. The Durham Y. M. C. A., Emory and Henry, and the Univer sity of Georgia have been scalped by the fast Carolina quint. Guilford will doubtless have her hands full, but the rigorous drill which Coach Doak is now putting his team through is fast swinging the team into excel lent trim, and with one whole week of such practice before the game, it is almost certain that Guilford will be able to carry off the nonors of the game. Practically the whole student body of Guilford will be on the scene to support its team. To tha Greensboro people and especially Ihe Guilford A.lumni, this will be an opportunity to see the best game of the season, and to assist the Athletic Associa tion to clim'b from the state into which it has unavoidably fallen. Every old Guilford student within a few miles of Greensboro as well as the present study body is expected to be present and halp the "earn to win. PROF. GUESS LEADS Y. M. C. A. The Thursday evening prayer meeting was in charge of Prof. Guess. He talked on the subject of "Success," and brot out many good points in connection with his topic. He said that in order to be success ful "we must have faith, courage, and determination. Unless we have character no one else will have faith in us. We ought to realize that we must fight for whatever we get. We must have an aim, without which we never learn to be or do anything worth while. The secret of the suc cess of any one is overcoming diffi culties. We must run the gauntlet, as it were. We must overcome the faults within our own lives. The most important thing is a strong Christian character. Without this we may fail. If the world is saved from destruction, it will be saved by the Christian religion. The one hope for the future and the ideal of the world is the practice of Christian principles." NUMBER 17

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