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The Leap Year Social a Big Success.
Many days, yea, even months,
have passed since New Garden Hall
has been dressed in as brilliant holi
day regalia as that which she was
exhibiting Saturday night.
As soon as the announcement was
made that there was to be a Leap
Year Social every girl rushed for
pen and paper and wrote asking for
the company of some young man.
The mail carrier® between Cox Hall
and founders and New Garden hali
were kept busily engaged on the
Herculean task of transmitting the
arrows back and forth. But 10,
some arrows returned with such a
force that a second was scarce able
tc receive sufficient impetus to i;ind
it safely at the proper door.
Finally all was ready and Foun
ders Hall told the impatient partici
pants that the time had arrived for
them to sally forth in quest of their
heart's desire. The great number
of chairs grouped tn pairs were
speedily filled. Soon a heart hunt
was engaged in by all present, the
couple succeeding In finding the
highest count being given a prize.
Berry Lee White and Annie Brown
ieceived the prize, which was a
heart-shaped box of candy. Follow
ing this games such as progressive
conversation and joining the Ma
sonic Club were indulged in by those
who so desired. However, the ma ;
jority of the persons were content
to stay in some chosen spot while
seme fair maid engaged in the priv
ileges which Leap Year extends *
* *' * ♦ All too soon (i. e.,
before the question was pcpepdl the
happy throng dispersed.
The social committee is to be
congratulated on the big success
which was theirs. This was beyond
a doubt the most successful social
ol' this school year, and every stu
dent is indebted to the committee
i'or a very pleasant evening.
CLAYS GIVE LINCOLN PROGRAM
A program unusual, in that no
debate was given, but fitting, in that
it commemorated the birth of a true
American, was enjoyed by the Henry
Clays Friday evening.
A study of Abraham Lincoln, the
man, his life, private and public, and
his work and achievements, was
nicely rendered. J. C. Newlin, first
on the program, gave an interesting
sketch of Lincoln's position in life,
showing his struggle with and vic
tory over adversity.
"The Land of Lincoln," a poetic
tribute, was given by E. L. Hallady.
H. G. Mcßane inspired all present
with the burning words of Lincoln
that so stirred the soul of tne Amer
ican nation on the occasion of the
dedication of the Gettysburg battle
field as a national cemetery. The last
number was a lecture by A. I. New
lin on the exquisite humorousness
and deep tenderness of Lincoln, giv
ing as illustrations many touching
and amusing incidents which occur
red in his life.
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C„ FEBRUARY 18, 1920
Y. WC. A. v
Faculty Members Speak to Girls of
Vocations Open to Women.
At the regular meeting of the Y.
W. C. A. last week Misses Osborne,
Edwards, Noles and Gifford told of
many vocations that are now open
Each girl has more in view than
mere classroom work. While in col
lege is the time to prepare for her
work in life. Many girls are either
ignorant of what they might do or
do not have the zest and Interest to
find out what they are best fitted for.
Within the past twenty-five years
many opportunities, aside from
teaching, have opened for women.
There are library work, and literary
work as journalism. For the latter
a knowledge of foreign languages is
almost essential. Legal work for
women is still new, the principal
phase being settling up of mort
gages and estates.
Home economics offers a great
field. Extension and research work,
interior decoration, and work in tex
tiles are some of the phases. All of
these require much knowledge, but
offer good salaries. /
Women have taken up work also
in agriculture, banking and finance,
and even civil service. They had
success in pratcically all the work
they undertook during the war,
which proves that there are many
other ways than teaming for women
to earn a livelihood.
To be successful in any vocation
she must be consecrated to he'r
task, must be a solid girl with good
At their regular meeting on Fri
day evening, Feb. 13, the Philoma
theans were entertained l by a mis
cellaneous program. The program,
which was interesting and well giv
en, was as follows:
Recitation, "Seem" Things at
Reading, "Major Jones Pops the
Question" —Miss Macon.
Piano Solo—Miss Merriman.
Dialogue—'Misses Carroll and
Reading, "Mark Twain's Opinion
of Chambermaids" —Miss Okie Rai
Zatasian Literary Society met
Friday evening, Feb. 13, at Foun
ders Hall. The following officers
President —Katherine Campbell.
Marshal —Vanner Neece.
The literary part of the program
was a study of Lazier.
First. Sketch of Sidney Lanier's
Life —Marianna White.
Second. Lanier's Works Allene
Third. Instrumental Duelt—'Mar
garet Levering Tilid Annie Marshall.
Fourth. Poems from Lanier
It has been a matter for genuine
thanksgiving that despite the many
cases of influenza among the stu
dent body no deaths at Guilford
College have had to be re
corded either last year or this
year. We regret exceedingly to re
port than one who was a student
with us last year has succumbed to
Teresa Abbiata, daughter of
Frank and Mary Ross Abbiata, was
born at Mount Airy, N. C., June 2,
18 99. At the age of six she suffer
ed the loss of her father. She was for
the next seven years at the Odd Fel
lows' Home at Goldsboro. When
fourteen years of age she became a
member of the family of Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Nicholson, of Greensboro.
Here she endeared herself to the
whole family, proving always
thoughtful and useful. She remain
ed here for four years, during which
time she attended the Pomona High
School. She won the confidence and
rspect of the teachers and student
body by her excellent character and
highly commendable work.
She entered Guilford College as a
student in the Preparatory Depart
ment in the fall of 1918, residing at
New Garden Hall. She was a most
exemplary student. Her lessons were
always thoroughly prepared, and her
notebooks were models of. neatness.
She always secured good grades, and
gained highest marks in several of
She had a keen appreciation of
her opportunity of being at college,
and was always grateful to those
who showed her any service or kind
ness. Her diffidence was undoubted
ly the result of her limited financial
circumstances due to the death of
her father. She was very anxious
to be independent and to be earning
her own living. She was in no sense
proud, but it was not easy for her to
accept financial assistance, and so
she declined to leave college last
May and take training as a nurse.
Had she been a weaker character
.•she would have accepted the aid
which was offered her, and continued
her education at others' expense.
This was repugnant to her, a charac
teristic which we fear is not com
mon among college students.
Entering the Wesley Long Hos
pital at Greensboro in June she
stayed five months, giving entire sat
isfaction to the officials and to the
patients to whom she ministered.
(Desiring more experience she en
tered Pennsylvania Hospital, Phil
adelphia, and worked diligently to
ward the great end she had set be
fore her —self maintenance and the
assistance of the younger members
of her family. Needless to say she
soon won the attention of the au
thorities by her faithful perform
ance of duty.
Falling a victim to influenza she
died February 9th at the hospital.
During her two weeks' illness she
received every care, and no expense
was spared to give her the best af
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TO ENDOWMENT FUND
Reach $4,012.48 Mark—#s,ooo Goal
Almost in Sight.
The whirlwind campaign of *he
Junior and Freshmen classes last
week brought the pledged subscrip
tions to the endowment rund up to
$4,612.48, which lacks only S3B 9.52
of reaching $5,000 goal set by Presi
dent Binford for the student bod}.
There are a few members of some
of the classes who have not yet been
seen on account of sickness and oth
er causes, so that we feel sure the
, full amount will soon be secured.
We are not at this writing able to
secure any information as to the final
results of campaign among the alum
ni, but we understand it is also pro
The results by classes follows:
i Class No. Subscribers Amt.
1920 19 $1002.48
1921 17 850.00
1922 27 1300.00
1923 23 1040.00
Prperatory 17 420.00
GIRLS' BASKET BALL
The past few weeks have been a
time of interest and enthusiasm
among the girls interested in ath
letics. Ever since the basket ball
season opened a splendid spirit of
interest and co-operation has been
manifest. Many girls, who at the
beginning were entirely inexperi
enced in this phase of athletics, are
now showing improvement in both
skill and rapidity. The new girls
especially are to be praised for the
promptness and interest with which
they are taking hold of athletics.
The public game of basket ball that
was recently played between the old
and new girls has added more vim
to this line of sport. Manager Edna
Raiford is now planning a series of
class games to be played within the
next two weeks. We are glad to
mention the fact that the girls are
allowed two more public games dur
ing the season, one of which will be
I played with some outside school and
the other the championship class
Although the girls this year have
no special coach they are doing good
ItASKET BALL NOTICE
The game with Wake Forest,which
was to have been played on Guil
ford's floor February 17, has been
changed to February 23. Guilford
then will meet the strong North
Carolina State team here February
26, and Elon at Guilford February
28. The Elon game will be the last
of the season. No games will be
played in March, in order to give
plenty of time for baseball practice.
It is to be hoped that the baseball
schedule will not be broken into as
the basket ball schedule has, for
Manager Zachary has an excellent
schedule very near completion.