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Guilford Wins Dual Debate From Hampden-Sidney
Edward L. Hollady and Gladstone Hodgin Win 2-1
Decision over Cook and Headlee While A. I. New
lin and J. C. Newlin Win a Unanimous Decision
Over Adams and Moody. :: ::
For the second time Guilford has
met another college in the debating
game. Four years ago when she de
feated A. & E. was the first attempt.
On Saturday evening Feb. 19, 1921
the affirmative team of Guilford met
the negative team of Hampden-Sid
ney College, Va., on Memorial Hall
Stage. President Binford welcomed
the visiting debators to the platform
and presided througout the exercises
of the evening.
Previous to the debate the audience
was favored with an instrumental
solo, "Polonaise Brilliante" by Miss
Edward L. Hollady, leading the
line of argument for the affirmative
stated as an introduction the impor
tance of the coal industry. After in
terpreting the term of the question
which was, Resolved, That waiving all
questions as to tranportation, the
Federal Government should own and
operate all the coal mines in the
United States, constitutionally grant
ed, he gave the outline of the affirma
tive argument which was based on
the answers to the three following
1. Is the present system sufficient?
2. Does government operation of
fer the best system to supply the
public with coal?
3. Does government control offer
a solution to the labor problem?
''The present system has proved in
efficient because of the vast amount
of wastage and also the great profits
made. There is no shortage of the
coal supply ia the ground, therefore
the trouble is in the operation of the
mines. Immediate gain and specu
lations are great factors in the pres
Norman Cook began the attack of
the negative. The negative, discus
sion was based on the following six
1. Government control is unneces
sary, unpreachable, and unefficient.
2. It is financially inexpedient.
3. Its introduction would lead to
4. Such control would be re regu
lated by politics.
5. Government control would be
unable to prevent labor troubles.
6. The function of government is
Cooke admitting the inefficiency of
the present system, proposed that it
be remedied by regulation. The gov
ernment in the U. S. according to t.'.e
Negative, has not been successful in
controlling industry neither have
other countries succeeded. Private
enterprise has incentive of competi
tion. The Government is financially
unable to take on such a debt. Gov
ernment control is only a step to-
EVERYBODY HELP DEFEAT ELON SATURDAY NIGHT
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., FEBRUARY 23, 1921
ward Socialism. Socialism is the
elimination of The Man and the com
ing of a man.
Gladston Hodgin, the second
speaker of the affirmative then argued
that the purchase of mines was not
financially unreasonable and that
control by a non-profiteering agency
was the only efficient method of oper
ation. The two things that concern
the people are, first, getting coal
when they need it, and second—get
ting it at reasonable prices. The
present method of distribution is
faulty, the mines are in operation
only two-thirds of the year, causing
a great rush in the winter months.
Therefore one third more labor, ma
chinery and capital are employed
than necessary. The government
alone can cope with these evils.
Thomas Headlee in presenting the
three remaining points of the nega
tive, showed how the temptations for
graft, dishonesty and political cor
ruption would be multiplied by the
proposed system. " The government
is unable to prevent labor strikes.
Strikers strike against everything.
Government is not intended to create
and own but to protect and regulate.
Government ownership is not in ac
cordance with American principles."
Hollady and Hodgin in the affirm
ative rebutals made clear those
points which had been slightly at
tacked by the negative.
Cook and Headlee made attacks at
the affirmative argument and in clos
ing, argued that the negative state
ment would stand as they were un
attacked by the affirmative.
An instrumental duet was given by
Misses Grace Stone and Katie Lam
beth, while the judges rendered their
decision two in favor of the affima
The judges were J. E. Latham. E.
D. Broadhurst and Frederick Archer.
After the debate a reception was
given at Founders in honor of the
Saturday evening J. C. Newlin and
A. I. Newlin represented Guilford in
a forensic battle with Hampden-Sid
ney College of Virginia. Hampden
Sidney is one of the oldest colleges in
America having been established in
1776. It is interesting to know that
Patrick Henry was on the first board
of directors, and that Thomas Jeffer
son and James Madison graduated
from this school. The graduates of
Hampden-Sid ley are responsible for
the establishment of more than a
dozen institutions of higher learning.
Many other interesting things could
be said about this quaint old insti
tution, but it will suffice to say, that
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Final Score .33-15
On Friday night February 18th,
Guilford met Elon in a fast basket
ball game, on the latter's floor. The
game, although marked by an unusu
ally large number of personal fouls,
was an interesting one; particularly
during the first half. During this
period, the Quakers, by close guard
ing, effective passing and, good
shooting, held their opponents to 12
points and scored 9. Then the second
half Elon showed better form than
during the first half and by good
passing and accurate shooting they
succeeded in rolling up 21 points,
making their final score 33.
Guilford was decidedly off during
the serond half. The passing was
limited and the shooting was erratic.
Capt. Frazier was not up to bis usual
standard, particularly in the matter
of shooting fouls. However he and
Lindlev caged 15 points during the
Elon showed her best in Newman
Fix and E. Johnson.
Lindley 1. f. Newman 1. f.
Frazier r. f. Fix r. f.
Crews c. B. Johnson c.
Raiford 1. g. E. Johnson I. g.
M Bane r. g. McAdams r. g.
MRS. CARL SPEAKS TO GIRLS
Interesting Lecture on "Social
On Friday evening the girls of the
College were very fortunate in hear
ing Mrs. Linnie Carl speak on the
subject of "Social Morality." Mrs.
Carl is a W. C. T. U. worker of Na
tional reputation. She has traveled
and spoken in eighteen states. Her
striking personality was very pleas
The subject was treated in a most
practical manner. The ideal girl was
so forcefully portrayed that no girl
could help but profit by having
heard Mrs. Carl "The Many Social
immorals of our country today can
only be overcome by the standard
which the girls and women hold. So
it behooves every girl to strive to
bring about 'the conditions which
will make right these immorals and
make this country a better place in
which to truly live."
SENIORS ELECT OFFICERS
At the regular meeting of the Sen
ior Class on Feb. 8, the following
officers were elected for the spring
President, Berry Lee White.
Secretary, Grace Stone.
Marshall, S. Herman Raiford.
Sung by College Chorus
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 16,
"The Guilford College Chorus" ren
dered "The Daughter of Jarius" in
a very pleasing manner. Much time
and practice was spent in prepara
sic and never before was more skill
tion for producing this musical clas
and earnestness shown both on the
part of the chorus and its able di
rector, Professor J. W. White.
Misses Henley and Williams as
sisted in rendering the solos, duets
and quartettes with Professor White
and Mr. Hatfield, a distinguished
tenor singer of Greensboro.
This musical production was well
rendered and received considerable
applause from a large audien e.
SPEAKS TO Y. M. C. A.
1 lie Y. M. C. A. Meeting was con
ducted Thursday night by Professor
After several hymns had been
sung, he read as his scripture read
ing. a portion from the 23rd chapter
of Matthew. Then followed a few
short prayers, given by various mem
bers of the association.
As an introduction to his talk. Pro
lessor Newlin read a short chapter
from a book on selfishness in which
a few of the following thoughts were
contained: "For one to obtai I the
best results from any thing one must
put something in it." "Always take
pains to keep from hurting the feel
ings of your fellow men and train
yourself to acquire the ability to
make people feel at home. One wav
of doing this is to guard a jainst
topics which might irritate and above
all do not gossip, especially if that
gossip is of a slanderous nature."
The speaker then enlarged upon
the above thoughts by dwelling on
se\eral phases of human nature
along the same line.
"How many of us are impatient
when things don't go to suit us? Do
we get mad and say things we should
not, or do we keep our head? All
of us have disappointments, but can
we take these disappointments in the
light spirit and go ahead? Besides
being impatient, people, especially
c ollege people, are subject to .'n\y.
We all glory in the student who
shows that he is man enough to make
a place in college athletics, and we
are likely at times to envy him, but
instead of envying him we should
start at the bottom as he did and
try to make ourselves that way. Do
you envy the boy who makes A's?
Did you ever think that those same
possibilities lay within your own
power, and that you too could make
A's? How many times has he been
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