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Mrs. Davis (Jives Some Interesting
Facts and Reminiscences.
Dear old Founders Hall! The
hearts of many of thy children go out
to t hee in thankfulness and blessing.
Thou who wast the child of strong
desire, ardent labor, individual sac
rifice and fervent prayer, became the
fair haven, the beckoning friend, the
careful mother and the "Jerusalem
Temple" of the youth of North Caro
lina early Meeting and her admir
On the first day of Bth Mo. 1537,
Xew Garden Boarding School, now
Founder's Hall, received into her
liallls twenty-five girls and twenty
live boys. This number was much
increased before the end of the term.
From the diary of one of the first
twenty-ifive girls we learn that she
and her brother walked twelve miles
from their home near Center on the
31st of 7th mo. in order to be there
at the opening of school; and on
their arrival "supped on light wheat
bread, cheese, butter, coffee, tea and
water." The dinner the next day
was wholesome and well prepared,
and at the same time economical
enough for our present day war
Several members of the Yearly
Meeting's Boarding School Commit
tee were present at the opening of
the school and remained two or three
days to assist in the development of
suitable regulations and the system
atic running of the institution.
Among the persons w.io visited the
Boarding School during the firsit
term was Joseph John uurney, of
Eng., whose services seem to have
been niudh appreciated by the young
people. He must have enjoyed his
surroundings much for he remained
some time and said the Boarding
School was the prettiest place he had
seen in Carolina. Pretty it must have
been, nestled in the midst of the for
est of native trees, oaks and chest
nuts. The writer can remember pick
ing up chestnuts beneath these same
chestnut trees on the campus many
years after the founding of the in'sti
tution. Hickory nuts and walnuts
were also abundant.
New .arden Boarding School must
have been an place for concen
tration of thought. No whistle of
factories or of engines on rail.-oads,
or honking of automobiles, or the
fiendish voice of the motorcycle. Only
the horn of the stately stage-coach
as it wended its way from Greens
boro to Salisbury along the State
highway that led east and west, just
south of the school building.
The old Yearly Meeting house
stood where the southern boundary
of the cemeitery now is. And here
the wounded in the encounter be
tween Generals Green and Cornwallis
at the battle of Guilford Court House
were housed and cared for.
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GUIIiFORD COLLEGE], N. C., MARCH 13, 1918
TUE OLD FOUNDERS
Dr. Wagstail, of the University, in
Dr. Wagstaff, professor of English
History at the University of North
Carolina, gave a very interesting and
instructive lecture in Memorial Hall
Saturday evening, March 9th, on
"Our Debt to England."
The speaker first showed how and
why we Americans looked upon Eng
land with enmity. "This, however,"
he said, "should not be the case."
We have been taught from our text
books on history to look upon the
Revolutionary War as one of tyran
ny vs. virtue. This is natural be
cause thus we won our independence.
The War of ISI2 established this
thought of mistreatment more firm
ly in the minds of the American peo
The 'speaker then showed how this
distrust of England was kept alive in
America by the imigration from Ire
land. The Irish mistrust was caused
by the over-lordship of England.
England was, however, forced to ex
ercise authority in Ireland because
Ireland was a stepping stone for
England's enemies on the continent.
For two generations Irish blood lias
been mixing with our blood and we
have acquired much of Ireland's ill
feeling toward England.
"Sovereignity of the People" was
the idea that France claims to have
been creator of in 1759. Dr. Wag
staff claims England had priority to
this claim based upon the revolution
of 168 S. "The Kingship by the grace
of God disappeared and Parliament
took control. This was a great step
toward the goal of popular sovereign
The English colonies naturally
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Juniors Drove Themselves to Be Most
Wednesday, March 6, was a festive
day at Guilford. The very air was
pervaded with an indescribable mys
tery so tantalizing, yet so fascinating.
The Seniors lived over again their
Santa Claus ilays, as they saw the
many packages of various shapes and
sizes arriving at New Garden Hall,
where they were quickly utilized by
the busy Juniors.
When eight o'clock arrived the
Seniors, who had assembled at Foun
der's Hall, 'with anticipation high,
and happiness uncontrollable, wend
ed their way to New Garden Hall.
Upon a near approach 'in attractive
light above the door was discernible
displaying with intermittent light,
the numerals 'lB and 'l9 and tiie let
ters G. C.
After passing down tiie receiving
line, composed of the members of the
Junior class the guests were present
ed with dainty favors, tied with black
and gold ribbon, containing within
the program and menu and on the
back the name of his or her partner
for the evening. Then with chatter
and laughter the guests drifted to
cozy nooks and comfortable chairs
placed in the hall, parlors and ver
New Garden, on this night, was
not only homelike but was indeed
festive, robed in its gala attire. Black
and gold festoonings, graee'tuily hung
vines, huge bowls of yellow jonquils
and of violets and the shaded lights
made of the whole a scene of unusual
and extraordinary beauty.
With this as the setting, a pro
gram displaying the enviable talent
of some of those who follow the col
ors of 'l9, was rendered.
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FROM PROF. DAVIS
The regular Thursday evening
prayer meeting was in charge of
Prof. J. F. Davis. The meeting was
inspiring to all present. The leader
began with some general remarks
about the four Gos.pels. Mark is the
oldest of the gospels. The other
writers based their discourses on
.Mark's writing. One of the sources
of Mark's Gospel was a book con
taining the sayings of Jesus. These
words of Jesus are of great interest
to any one interested in Christianity.
But we do not have very many words
of Jesus record. If all the verified
sayings of Jesus that have come
down to us today were in one collec
tion, they would not make a large
pamphlet. Mark is known and dis
tinguished as the narrative Gospel.
It contains few sayings of Jesus. In
delivering the first parable in Mark.
Jesus gave some special instruction
in regard to the purpose and use of
parabolic teaching. Some people
have a wrong conception of the rea
son Jesus gave for teaching by para
bles. Jesus did not go about teach
ins to blind tlie eyes of people to the
truth, lie came to reveal truth. His
teaching was simple. He was such
a teacher that the common people
could understand him. What he did.
he did thru love. Mark emphasizes
the fact that Jesrs was a teacher. He
did not teach in mysteries.
It is of primary importance to have
an understanding of the Bible. Too
often the real meaning ol' the Bible
is miscontrued to justify individual
conduct. If we would understand
the Bible we must often get a deeper
insight than gotten from the literal
meaning. The Scriptures are often
read with such preconceived ideas
and notions of their meaning that
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