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OF ENGLISH COUNCIL
Movement to Improve English
Teaching in State
The fourth annual conference of
the North Carolina Council of Eng
lish teachers, held held at the North
Carolina College last week-end, was
attended by Miss Polk and Miss
Smith of the English department,
who report an interesting and en
thusiastic series of meetings.
Charles Swain Thomas who is con
nected with the English faculty at
Harvard University and who is editor
of the classics published by the At
lantic press, was the chief speaker
at the conference. His most import
ant address on "Litei'ary Appeals
that We and Our Students Can
Cultivate" was delivered at the first
session of the Council on Friday
evening. At this time Professor Tho
mas discussed the three appeals of
literature, the intellectual, the emo
tional and the appeal to the will.
He urged upon English teachers the
responsibility they have as builders
of character as well as disseminators
of knowledge, using as an instance
of what literature may do for char
acter, the influence of Browning and
Shelley upon Sir Ernest Shackleton,
the great Antarctic explorer.
Saturday morning was devoted to
a discussion of problems in teaching
composition by Miss Eleanor Strat
ton of the Ashville H'gh School and
by Professor E. F. Shewmake of
Miss Stratton presented the sub
ject from the high school point of
view emphasizing the need for more
adequate motivation and telling of
the experiments made in the Ashe
ville schools to promote more effec
tive work in composition through
publicity. That the experiments have
succeeded was proved by a most in
teresting exhibit of work done by
students in the Ashville High School
under Miss Strat'on's supervision
work of unusually high grade and in
cluding a wide range of literary
Other subjects discussed were "The
Correlation of High School and Col
lege English as Emphasized by the
National Council of English Teach
ers" by Mr. A. C. Hall of the North
Carolina College for Women and gen
eral problems in a question and ans
wer heor conducted by Professor
The afternoon session was given
over to reports of committes and the
election of officers. "lhe most im
portant of the reports was that made
by professor C. A. Hibbard of the
English department of the state un
iversity, chairman of the commit
tee on minimum essentials in Eng
lish. This committee during the past
year has worked out a very practical
system whereby certain definite es
sentials in English must have been
mastered before promotion to the
next grade. These requirements
which begin with the third grade and
extend through the high school course,
were approved by the state super
intendent of public instruction sub
ject to their approval by the Council.
Having been adopted by the Coun
cil, they will now be placed in the
hands of every English teacher in
the state where they should prove
a very useful meeans of checking up
the effectiveness of the teaching of
DOCTOR PERISHO IN MOORE
Dr. Perisho is now visiting the
high schools in Moore County, accom
panied by the County Superintendent.
On the whole he has been visiting
about five schools a day where it
is at all possible. Dr. Perisho is
to speak at the Greensboro high school
March 22nd, and Winston-Salem high,
PLANS FOR ENTRANCE"
EXAMINATION IN JUNE
Guilford to Join Virginia-Carolina
Conference : f Other Carolina
College Do So
In order more adequately to fulfil
the requirements recently passed by
the Conference of College Presidents,
plans were made at the last faculty
meetting, held Friday, March 17,
for holding entrance examinations
next year. A student who does nob
come from an accredited high school
may take an examination in every
subject he offers for enti-ance credit
or he may take comprehensive exam
inations in Mathematics, English,
foreign language and either History
or Science. The examinations in
Mathematics and English will he
given at the end of the two weeks
trial period at the opening of college.
Those on other subjects will be taken
before the opening of college. Stu
dents passing the comprehensive ex
aminations will be credited for their
High School work on the same basis
as students from accredited high
schools. Arrangements are also being
made for these examinations to be
given about Commencement time.
The question of holding a summer
school to give opportunnties for
graduates of three year high schools
and of non accredited high schools to
prepare for college was discussed but
left over for further investigation.
The faculty approved of the Con
stitution and by-laws of the Virginia-
North Carolina Inter-Collegiate Ath
letic Conference and voted to join the
conference on the condition that the
other four North Carolina colleges
who were represented at Richmond
JENNIE \V. PAPWORTH
Guilfordians will learn with sor
row of the death of Miss Jennie W.
Papworth who was head of the musi:
department for a number of years.
Her death occured last November.
She was struck by an automob'le
and died of shock at the hospital
in Cleveland, Ohio. The fact that
the end came so suddenly and that
none of her friends in Cleveland knew
any of her Guilford is
responsible for the fact that not
until very recently did the news come
Mis Papworth was a teacher with
indefatigable energy and the highest
ideals. She is remembered on the
campus for the seeming tirelessness
of her efforts for the success of the
chorus and glee club. Her physical
powers could not withstand the strain
imposed upon them by her desire to
serve and in the fall of 1919, after
a year's leave of absence, ill health
forced her to resign. She had, how
ever, so completely recovered that
she wrote her friends that she was
better than for years and had begun
teaching again. The news of her
sudden death comes as a great shock
to her friends.
RUTH REYNOLDS ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF STUDENT
The Young Women's Student Gov
ernment Association last week elected
its officers for next year. These offi
cers, president, Ruth Reynolds; sec
retary, Ruth Ragsdale and treasurer,
Frances Garner, will assume their
duties in May. i
JOSEPHINE MOCK WILL HEAD
Y. W. C. A. NEXT YEAR
The new officers of the Y. W. C. A.
are: president, Josephine Mock, sec
retary, Ophelia Paul and treasurer,
Lois Rabey. The cabinet training
will be held in the early part of Api-il
and they will be installed in office
about a month before the close
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C-. March 22, 1922
THE GUILFORD! RECEIVES BELATED
BALLAD OF THE eOLOTIONARY WAR
Interesting Verse Written by Simon
Marshall Dixon in 1857.
The Guilfordian has recently re
ceived a ballad of the Revolutionary
war, written by Simon Marshall
Dixon of Snow Camp, North Car
olina, in 1857.
This ballad will be of particular
interest to Guilfordians since it is
closely related to 'the Battle of
Guilford Court House, narrating a
recollection of an 'incident which
occurred in the retreat of Corn
wallis from that memorable struggle
to Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781.
Many people in Colonial days,
particularly in the Southern states,
wrote narration and description, his
tory and verse, not for publication
but for the amusement of them
selves and their relatives and friends.
Such a writer was Simon Marshall
Dixon, who left quite a collection
of manuscript verse.
So far as can be learned, this
particular production of his has been
published only once. In the Feb
ruary number of the Maine-Spring,
a literary magazine published by the
Contributors Club of the University
of Maine. R. W. McCulloch, a Guil
ford Alumnus of the class of 1903,
now in the department of English
of the University of Maine, has
published this ballad, with some
very interesting comments on its
history. It is from The Maine-
Spring and by the permission of
Mr. McCulloch that it is being pub
lished in the Guilfordian.
'Twas March's twenty second day
That here the British army lay,
Still covered with the bloody stains
Greene gave them on old Guilford's plains.
Toward evening, when all tasks were done,
A father thus addressed his son,
"Go, thou, and with ttiy cousin John,
Take all the horses to the lawn."
A mile or two they led them forth
And, loosing them, had turned back north,
Which was the way whence they had come,
And with the bridles started home,
When presently there came in view,
Three or four horsemen dressed in blue,
Who when these boys they had espied,
They called and said, "Those bridles hide,
The Red Coats are about your home,
And you they'll take your horses from."
Admonished thus, they crossed a bog
And hid them under an old log.
Now, soon they see from off a hill
Which does their minds with wonder fill.
One seldom such a sight enjoys
As burst that moment on those boys:
Long lines of. Red Coats streaming on,
Their arms all glittering in the sun;
While o'er their heads and waving high
The British colors proudly fly.
The rollirg drum and piercing fife,
To the grand scene, add a new life.
Here trail along, like branchless vines,
Three thousand men in two long lines.
They rise and fall ard sweep around
As bends the road, as lies the ground.
The curves and waves toge'her blend
And to the scene enchantment lend.
It seems to them a mighty flood
Came ix>lling on to where they stood,
While further on, back, beyond,
Where trees and hills flanked the mill pond,
Wagons and men move up behind,
Their flags all fluttering in the wir.d.
They halt, —and now they make a stand,
And having each location scanned,
Prepare to camp upon the hill
Which stretches northward from the mill.
Now, as Lhe host o'erspread the plain,
A band of horse comes down the lane,
Whose epaulettes and caps and swords
Proclaim them all official lords.
Arrived at the house, there they stop
And nimbly from their horses hop.
They order out the landlord's spouse
And take possession of the house.
With this gay crowd two horses came
Bearing along a wooden frame,
One in the rear, one in the van,
And on it lay a wounded man,
A brave officer of high rank,
Whose blood old Guilford's soil had drank.
In marked contrast he now appears
To his gay brother officers.
Yet scarce one week has passed away
Since that, to him, eventful day,
In which he led his comrades on
When charging, hosts made blood run down.
And his face, only sad to tell,
One of a thousand there who fell.
The hill now groans beneath the tramp
Of thousands fixing up their camp.
They choose for it the fairest scene,
A promising wheat field clothed in green.
That which had been the farmer's pride,
'Neath martial feet is now destroyed.
A common fate whene'er war's train
Is once let loose by wicked men.
To ruin all they had desires,
So took the rails to make their fires
And to build a spacious pen
That night to put their cattle in,
Of which they took full many a score
(Continued on page 3)
CO-EDS PLAY BASKET
Freshmen Win Two Victories
The opening games of the girl's
played March 14, with the seniors
played March 14, with the Seniors
playing against the juniors and the
freshmen against the preps. The
.seniors won from the juniors by a
score of 11 to 6, while the preps
suffered an 18 to 0 defeat at the
hands of the freshmen.
On March 16 two more games of
the series were played. In these
two games the juniors clashed with
the preps, and the freshmen with
the sophomores. In the game be
tween the juniors and preps, the
lower class was unable to score a
single point while the juniors scored
15. The freshmen held the sophs
at their mercy during the entire
game piling up a score of 23 to 0.
The game between the juniors
and seniors was the closest and hard
est fought game of the four which
have been played. From start to
finish the game was interesting and
exciting. During most of the first
half the score was tied, but during
the last few minutes of play the
seniors took the lead. Ed Raiford
for the seniors scored all of the
eleven points wtyile "Tiny" Rai
ford caged the three field goals
for the juniors. Both teams dis
played some very close guarding
which prevented either team from
piling up a big score. The four cen
ters did excellent floor work.
Ed. Raiford r.f. C. Raiforcl
Outland 1. f. Reynolds
M. White c A. Johnson
E. 'White c V. Farlow
Pancoast r. g. N. Allen
L. Raiford 1. g. Lassiter
As seen from the score, the game
between the freshmen and preps
was rather one-sided The preps
seemed unable to cope with the
freshmen team. The girls of the
prep team have not been out for
regular practice, and even though
they played hard during the entii-e
game were unable to score. For
the freshmen Mcßane led in scor
ing with five field goals to her credit,
lone Lowe came next with four
Freshmen ' Preps.
I. Lower. f. P. Lowe
Mcßane 1. f. V. Tuttle
Garner c Hadlev
S. Hodges c Mitchell
Jones r. g. Been
Pringle 1. g. Smithdeal
The junior-prep game was also
rather one sided. The preps again
were unable to score while their
opponents scored 15 points. John
son, who played center in the first
half, played forward in the second,
and landed five field goals during
this short time of play. Lassiter
and Allen did some good guarding
which prevented the opposing team
C. Raiford r. f. P. Lowe
Reynolds 1. f. V. Tuttlo
A. Johnson c Hadley
V. Farlow c Mitchell
Lassiter r. g. Been
In the game played by the fresh
men and sophomores, the freshmen
proved much the stronger. At no
time during the game did the soph
omores show themselves equal to
the freshmen in speed and strength.
Some of the sophomores have not
been out for regular practice and
could not play consistently during
a whole game. lone Lowe deserves
most credit in the scoring line.
She scored seventeen poin's for the
I. Lower. f. Clodfelter
Mcßane 1. f. G. Tuttle
Edmund c Holder
I. White c Ragsdale
Pringle r. g. M. Tyson
Jones 1. g. Watkins