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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, January 14, 1920, Image 1

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Guilford Vs. Carolina in Greensboro Thursday Night—Be There! THE GUILFORDIAN VOLUME VI PKIOMATHEAN SOCIAL WAS A BIG SUCCESS The social Saturday evening, Jan. 10, was in the form of a box supper, given under the auspices of the Phil omathean Society. It proved to be a great success both socially and financially. The social was conducted in Memo rial Hall. Each Philomathean con tributed a box beautifully decorated. Much originality was shown in the boxes, which were of various shapes, sizes and colors. They contained all sorts of fruits, sandwiches, candies, pickles, cake, etc. At the appointed hour when every body had assembled Prof. Mark C. Mills and Hugh Moore began the sale of the boxes. Much "pep" and enthusiasm was shown throughout. The boxes ranged in price from $2.00 to $5.00 each. Immediately after the sale of the boxes came ,the time of feasting and merriment. Those who were fortu nate in securing a box soup"* l *- a **" vorite place in whicit i-J partake" o* the dainties of the box. Others were able to supply their wants at a booth, where refresh ments consisting of lemonade, candy, peanuts, cake and various kinds of sandwiches were served. The last box was sold by guessing for the lucky number at ten cents a guess, the numbers running from one to one hundred. Miss Isabel Pancoast was successful in winning the box by guessing tne number 73. The .total amount received from the sale of boxes ancr refreshments at the booth was $l5O. The Philomatheans wish to ex press many thanks for the hearty co-operation and support which was shown to them by all who were present. The proceeds will be used in securing new chairs for the Philo mathean Society Hall. NEW COURSE. A new course in Rural Problems will be offered the second semester by Professor Mills. The course will deal with the outstanding social and economic problems of rural life. Particular attention will be paid to distinctly Southern and North Caro lina conditions. The text book used will be Galpen's "Rural Life," a new book just published by the Cen tury Company. The text book work will be supplemented by special oral and written reports. The class will be open to Juniors and Seniors and will mee.t three times a week. GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., JANUARY 14, 1920 THE DES MOINES CONVENTION The eighth International Conven tion of the Student Volunteer Move ment for Foreign Missions, held in Des Moines, lowa, beginning Decem ber 31, 1919, and adjourned Janu ary 4, 1920, was in the number of representatives the largest assembly of its kind ever held. The Coliseum, where the convention was held, with a seating capacity of twelve thou sand, was packed during every reg ular session. Marly six caousanJ jf this numbei wfre American stu dent delegates, two thousand for eign delegates from nearly forty dif ferent countries, one thousand mis sionaries, one thousand faculty rep resentatives, and two thousand rep resentatives of demnominatioal mis sion boards and church leaders of Des Moines. Thirty special trains and a great number of special cars wer required to carry this great ar my of Christian workers into their temporary camp and headquarters. This great gathering, in words ol one who addressed it, possessed "more potential power than any as sembly since the time of Christ." Dr. John R. Mott, presiding offi cer of the convention, known the world over as a Christian worker, delivered the opening address. The long list of speakers who addressed the convention included Robert E. Speer, Sherwood Eddy, Samuel M. Zwemer and prominent men and women from every continent of the globe. These eminent men and wo men gave to the thousands of eager students such a clear vision of world conditions and needs that the blind est of them were forced to get a glimpse of world needs, and in the soul of each student was Ranted a deep set resolution to get farther away from the selfish life and be come at least a small force in the great crusade of this generation to carry the teachings of Christ to the entire world. One of the interesting places con nected with the convention was the Hall of Exhibits in the Auditorium, only a few blocks from the Coliseum. Here the facts presented from the platform were pictured graphically. The exhibits consisted of 450 panels full of live, down-to-date informa tion, centering around the following main features: (1) World Condi tions, (2) Forms of Missionary Work, (3) Student Mission Activi ties, (4) Graphic Methods, (5) Ma terial for Prospective Missionaries, i (6) Inter-Church World Movement. Stewards were stationed in various sections of the hall ready to answer (Cohtinued on page three.) GUILFORDIANS DISCUSS LEAGUE OF NATIONS In compliance with the request that college students take a vote on the League of Nations, Guilford stu dents met on last Friday evening to hear the matter discussed. Dr. Binford first sated the four propositions for voting as they now stand. 1. I favor the ratification of ithe League and Treaty without reserva tions or amendments. 2. I am opposed to the ratifica tion of the League and Treaty in any form. 3. I favor ratification of the Treaty, but only with the Lodge res ervations. 4. I favor a compromise between the Lodge and the Democratic reser vations in order to facilitate the rat ification of the Treaty. He then brought out the fact that an understanding of some kind is necessary for any people who are to live together in harmony. There must be certain rules under which they are to act. Noi can these be had without some sacrifice of inde pendence, but the benefits of organ ization are superior ito independence. That the League offers a great op portunity to America, for helping other nations, was the chief point emphasized by Dr. Hobbs, the next speaker. The League would help to prevent future wars ror the reason that no nation would attack another if it thought all other nations would disapprove. Prof. Balderston then gave a short discussion of ithe two classes of op ponents. The first class are those who are extremely afraid lest they shall have to do something they do not wish to do, or that something will be done without the consent of the U. S. Senate. They claim that the government has a right to do as it pleases in any issue. The second class is composed of idealists, who have hoped for a new; and better world as a result of the war. They object to the League because they say a League should not be prepared by a few diplomats, but by a conven tion called for the purpose. Miss Gifford brought out the fact that some people are opposed to the League for practical reasons. They do not think that with a number of discontented Germans under Polish rule, and with China displeased with the Shantung situation there can be permanent peace. A brief explanation of the ma chinery of the League was presented by Prof. Mills. A Council consisting of not more than nine, a General Assembly of not more than ninety, (Continued on third page) NUMBER 13 BASKET BALL SCHEDULE 1920 Manager Newlin announces the following schedule for the Guilford team this season: Jan 12—Trinity at Guilford. Jan. 15—University of N. C. at Greensboro. Jan. 17 —Greensboro Y. M. C. A. at Greensboro. Jan. 26—Davidson at Guilford. Jan. 2 9—Trinity at Durham. Jan. 30 —A. & E. at Raleigh. Jan. 31—Wake Forest at Wake Forest. Feb. s—Lexington Club at Lex ington. Feb. 6 —Davidson at Davidson. Feb. 7—Y. M. C. A. at Charlotte. Feb. 21—Elon at Elon. Feb. 2 6—A. & E. at Guilford. Feb. 28—Elon at Guilford. QUAKER QUINT TO MEET U. N. C. IN GREESBORO THURSDAY_NIGHT AT 8 PROSPECTS GOOD FOR A WIN NINE TEAM THIS SEASON. Freshmen Lose to Sophs 15-7. The pre-season game with Draper Y. M. C. A. before Christmas gave Coach Doak an opportunity to try out several of the aspirants for the varsity quint and see how they would work in an actual game. Since va cation ended daily practice has rounded the iteam into shape so as to give some idea of what the pros pects of a victorious team for this season will be. Practically all of last year's team are back and are showing up well. Zachary, who was out of school last year working with the Friends Reconstruction Unit in France, is back at his old position at center and is playing the game in his usual capable style. Frazier, who was suggested as all-State forward last year, has come in since the holi days and has been doing some clever shooting. Smith, who is a new man coming to us from Asheville School, has shown up ito be one of the fastest roving guards seen on the Guilford floor since Tom Soman's days. He passes well and is also good at work ing the ball down the floor and into the basket. Tom Cox is playing his usual close game at guard and bids fair to keep up his last season's record. Stafford, of last year's team, has been playing part of the time as center and sometimes as for ward. Anderson, Mcßaßne, Newlin, (Continued on fourth pagoj

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