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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C.
Deborah M. Brown.. Editor-in-Chief
Jos. G. Reddick. .Business Manager
Bernice E. Pike Secretary
Alma T. Edwards Alumni Editor
Prof. H. H. Brinton. Faculty Advigor
Prof. Mark Balderston
Ira G. Hinshaw Chas. B. Slielton
Kate Smith Gertrude D. Cronk
Ruth Coltrane John White
Algie I. Newlin Totten Moton
P. V. Fitzgerald
Adli •oss nil communications to
Guilford College, N. C
SI.OO PER YEAR
Wednesday, 7.30: Freshman Class
Thursday, 9.15: Lecture, Conditions
in Russia, Mr. Tatlock.
Baseball, Guilford vs. Trinity, at
Friday: Guilford vs. A. & E. in
Saturday: Baseball, Scrubs vs. Win
8.00: Freshman contest.
Monday: First chorus practice.
Tuesday: Senior Class meeting.
Wednesday: Sophomore Class meet
8.00: Lecture, The Modern Drama,
Perhaps a word concerning
Science Club elections will not be out
of place here. This society is the
only organization on the hill whose
membership is entirely selective and
for this reason some more stringent
regulations regarding eligibility
should prevail. As the case now
stands almost any one whose name
is proposed easily become a member
of this club and consequently no
particular honor attaches to mem-
'bership. ilie fact that a person is a
member of this society is at present
no especial indication that he or she
possesses even an ordinary amount
of interest in science or scientific
It would seem therefore that if
eligibility rested on the basis of the
amount of work done in the science
courses which the curriculum offers,
or upon genuine interest in the sub
jects discussed, then the general
standard of the club would be raised.
It would be an honor to belong to
such a society and a desire for mem
bership might serve as tin incentive
to harder work in the sciences.
THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM.
Nearly 40,000 illiterates were tak
en into the United States Army with
the first draft. The above t
is startling when we consider the
fact that :l~e draft was made tp r>f
physically fit men )~etween the agps
of 21 an:l Si. This eliminates that
great class of elderly illiterates who
have never had a chance and fit'
physically unfit. It also eliminate:,
the greater number of foreign born
One of the army camps recently
reported more than 15 per cent, of
white men and nearly 50 per cent,
of the colored men illiterate. If the
percentages give above are anything
like correct for that class of men,
then we may expect a far greater
percentage of illiteracy than has
ever been reported among the people
as a whole.
One hundred and thirty-two thou
sand and one hundred ancr eighty
nine white adult illiterates were re
ported in North Carolina by the cen
sus of 1910. Many of these have
since learned at least to read and
write and many are now being
taught, but indications are that we
have hundreds of illiterates whose
names have never been written on
any census report and thousands
barely in the twilight zone of liter
There is no time for an endless
discussion of causes, nor will it avail
us anything to close our eyes to
facts and indignantly disclaim wri->
ters who are prone to saddle North
Carolina, and especially the "poor
mountain whites," with wholesale
illiteracy and ignorance and then
proceed to mount this imaginery
hohby and put it through the usual
moth-eaten paces for the delectation
of the usual credulous readers. We
must realize the foundation of truth
in these fabrications else they would
not have stood so Jong.
Adult illiteracy is the /ery darkest
page that we continue cu write into
the history of our State. Cause 3
over which we had no control were
greatly responsible for it, but we are
responsible for its continuation ana
we must guard against its dangers
and menace to the welfare of our
The Legislature of 1917 made an
appropriation for teaching adult il
literates. This fund is apportioned
upon the basis of the. number of il
literates taught. Any one who is
willing and able to do this work may
be paid from this fund v,hen the re
quirements are met. Some splendid
work is being done in t'.'.e State but
whole counties and communities are
not doing anything along this line.
This is more the business of the
teacher than of the preacher, nor of
any one more than of every one who
has himself been more fortunate
than those who have never even
learned to read or writs.
We are most anxious to co-operate
'with any school, church, lociety, fra
ternal order, women's clubs, or any
other reputable organization or in
dividual who may undertake this
work. If there are illiterates—one
or many—in your community it is
your business to do something other
than to be smugly satisfied with con
ditions as they are.
Write us that we may send to you
the regulations for the expenditure
of the State fund for teaching adult
illiterates and that we may offer
tuggestions that may be helpful con
cerning the work.
Director of Schools for Illiterates
State Department of Education,
Raleigh, N. C.
Few educational institutions of
importance in the United States are
without a student weekly or daily
newspaper. These papers are a def
inite and fixed part of the make-up
of every live and progressive student
body of practically every enterpris
ing and educational institution. The
numbers of such papers are increae
ng just as there is a growth in in
stitutions and increase in attend-
Today a student newspaper is al
most as necessary to the life of a
wide awake student body, and the
importance of these newspapers is
realized. What of the football vic
tories, of the glee club's success, of
the class and student 'body elections,
of the social activities on the camp
us, of the progress of an alumnus—
what of all these without a newspa
per to carry the intelligence to the
üblic? What of the ingenious
pranks? What of the student meet
ings? What of the eternal "Fresh
Most of these go for naught unless
there be yawning columns and eager
readers. Newspapers of general cir
culation may care for the matters of
greatest importance to the students;
but what about the little things of
Lhe campus life? Alumni want the
old college paper not alone to learn
who made the touchdowns or hit in
the ninth with the bases full, but
they want to know when John Doe,
who flunked out in his senior year,
makes a visit to the campus and
speaks at the mass meeting. The
"Old Grads"' want to know if Miss
Jennie Blank is still serving punch
at the Fraternity receptions, and if
Bill Brown, the college politician,
was elected president of the Senior
Much of what the students read
in the college paper is not actual
news to them, hut he thinks more of
what is going on if he sees it in
print. Then there are folks at home
watching to see if Roderick draws a
column and a half when he joins the
Fraternity, or scanning the page
only to wonder why Juanita didn't
get more praise when she had a part
—possibly three lines —in the Senior
play. What would a student do if
he couldn't kick on the "rottenness"
of the write-up of the Y. M. C. A.
stunt, or fi he didn't have an oppor
tunity to declare he would hunt up
more news or quit?
The college newspaper is an insti
tution of its own. It, is necessary to
the lives of both knockers and boost
ers, for it pleases those wbo con
demn it fully as much as those who
praise it. A college newspaper is
sauce to the goose and to the gander,
and its position in student life is
firmly fixed. Students may be liken
ed unto the lioness which cuffs her
young at one moment, then fights for
them the next; for they alternately
condemn and praise, support and
neglect, ridicule and laud—their col
lege paper.—Harvard Crimson.
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