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THE GUILFORDIAN VOLUME VIII HDII COIAIIY OF TEXAS DBMS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Stirring Appeal for Service After Leaving College Honorable Thomas T. Connally, Congressman from Texas, now of Washington, D. C., deliverd the Bac calaureate address this morning at ] 1 o'clock. "Graduation is not the end" said the speaker. It is the beginning— the commencement of effort and endeav or that hold within their grasp, achievement and reward. The com mencement of today and tomorrow that shall challenge all that is best and bravest." In the first of his speech the speak er numerized the wonderful oppor tunities that the student enjoys in pursueing his course of study through science, literature and history. "The College and University are but the arsenals of mind and character," said Mr. Connally. It is in them that we prepare for a wonderful future. "Ed ucation is acquired to give the power) of self interpretation" he declared, j Graduates are standing upon the threshold of a new career maintained the speaker. The world is asking them the question "Quo Vadis"— where are you going." It remains for them to make their choice wheth er they will take the road that leads to sacrifice and service or the road to leisure. The mentioned callings that offered both profitable and use-1 ful careers and said. "Your success shall only be circumcsribed by your talents. Have 110 fear that in serving ■ the world where you can serve best, you shall serve your self less." Tiiat Aiuciica la a land of gical wealth, because of the high ideals of its citizens. Was brought out by the j speaker. Just so, our successful men j have been successful because theVj have fulfilled needs and have done so not for the money involved. The speaker appealed to the grad- J uates to exercise their voting privilege j and their opportunity to hold office. He said that we should keep our pol itics clean and it is our duty to see | that our standards are upheld. He declared that our country would be no better than its citizenship and that it would follow where they led. j The speaker then turned his atten (Continued on 'paiie 2i Miss Motley Appears In Graduation Recital Miss Hope Motley of Danville, Virginia, sang in a most pleasing manner 011 Wednesday night, May 24th, when she appeared in her grad uating recital, the second student graduate from fhe voice department this year. The Italian numbers were especial ly suited to Miss Motley's style of singing. In her interpretation of the aria from "Mignon" Miss Motley | sang with much feeling and beauty of tone. Of the English group of songs ' the Indian lullaby from Lieurance deserves special mention. This num- j was given with a distinctly char acteristic quality of tone, showing the singer's appreciation for various types of songs. 1 The stage in Memorial Hall was j beautifully arranged with ferns and wisteria. Sweet peas and roses were passed over the footlights to Miss Motley. Miss Beatrice L. Byrd very success fully and artistically served as ac companist. The entire program follows: 1. (a) Caro Mio Ben—Giordani. (b) Amami —Rizzo. 2. fa) Cradle Song—Brahms, (b) Hark! Hark! The Lark—Schubert. 3. Aria —Comais-tu le pays? From Mignon—G. Thomas. 4. fa) L'Heure Exquise—R. Hahn. (b)Un doux lien—Delbruck. 5. fa) Wind Song—Rogers, (b) ( If Flowers Could Speak—Mana-Zuc- j ra. (c) Indian Hush Song—Lieur ance. (d) Sunset—Russell. PRIZES AND SCHOLAR SHIPS AWARDED The Marvin Hardin scholar ship. awarded annually to the sophomore who has the highest average in the regular work of the sophomore year, has been awarded to Elizabeth Brooks. The four literary societies have awarded improvement prizes as follows: Philomathe an, Anna Doub; Zatasians, Fol som Neal; Clav, Paul Knight; Websterian, Elton Warrick. CLASS DAY EXERCISES A GREAT SUCCESS Stewart Walker Play Given In spite of threatening clouds and an appalling downpour Monday morning the Class Day exercises took place according to schedule at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The House and garden that had appeared on campus during the preceding week moved rather hurriedly to Me morial Hall and formed a setting for the exercises. The first part of the program was "The Six Who Pass While the Len tiels Boil" by Stewart Walker. The play, a fanciful tale of the Middle Ages requiring atmosphere and char ] acter interpretation, was very well given by members of the class. Edna Raiford was equally convincing as the distracted queen about to be be headed and as the regal sovereign bestowing favors upon all about her. J Everette Hoi lady was very successful i in forgetting his senior dignity in his j role of the Little Bov who saved the queen. Hugh White as the ballad | singer won the audience by his gay songs given with appropriate action. I Isabel Pancoast as the milkmaid was all that a littl© sirl who delights in running away from home should be. Lyndon Williams as the mime and Curtis Newlin as the blind man, the remaining two that passed by, gave ; convincing interpretations to their parts. Gladstone Hodgiti, the pro logue, W. L. Rudd, tue device bearer aiid Grady Mcßane, the "you" of the audience, complete the list of char acters. The second part of the program was a class history and prophecy ! given by the members of the class in the form of a class meeting where reports were made by committees working 011 the annual. Miss White Appears in Final Vocal Rectital The final graduating recital of the j year in the vocal department of the college took place last Friday even | ing when Miss Esther White, of Se j attle, Washington, gave a most de lightful program. Miss White possesses? a soprano j voice of sweetness, especially adapt- I ed to lyric music, and she gave the program with even scale and purity of tone. Mrs. Robert Dann, of the piano department, was the accom ! panist. The complete program follows: 1. (a) Vittima Tirindelli fb) Vittoria Carrissimi i 2. fa) On W ings of Song. Mendell sohn lb) Who is Sylvia? Schubert 3. ARIA—Voi che sapat-e—from Don Giavonni Mozart j 4. (a) Love do not go Heinrich (b) The Vow Meyei Helmund |5. (a) La Cloche Saint-Saens l b) Tes doux Baisere . Chaminade 16. (a) Rain P. Curren (b) The Answer Terrv Mrs. Robert Dann, Accompanist Emerson Piano Used Gl' ILFORD COLLEGE, N. C. JUNE 6, 1922 PRESIDENT ENTERTAINS SENIORS DINNER PARTY Formal Reception Follows The members of the senior class were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Bin ford at dinner, Wednesday evening, May 31. The dinner party was fol lowed by a delightful reception in honor of the class attended by a large number of faculty, alumni and friends of the college. Guests to dinner were received bv the host and hostess at 6:15 o'clock Small tables were arranged about the diningroom, each seating two or three couples. Dainty place cards guided the guests to their seats. The cards were cleverly arranged with feathery sprays of real sea weed from Woods Hale,, Massachusetts, the fa mous marine laboratory and held the guests name and couple number. A delicious four course dinner was served. Between the courses couple changed tables adding much to the delightfulness of the occasion. Those presented at dinner were Miss Louise Osborne, Professor Mark Balderston of the college faculty; Misses Florence Cox, Marianna \Xliite, Mabel Ward, Edna Raiford, Elizabeth Yates, Isabel Pancoast, Eurie Teague, Esther White, Ruth Outland, Alta Zachary, Blanche Lindley, Lula Raiford; Messrs. Gra dy Mcßane, Hugh White, Everett Hoi lady, Murray White, W. L. Rudd, Curtis Newlin, Lyndon Williams, Gladstone Hodgin, all members of the senior class. At 8:30 the receiving line, with Dr. and Mrs. Binford at the head, formed to receive guests to the re eption. More than seventy-five passed down the long line before it finally broke to enjoy a social hour, during which time refreshments were served. Among those present were many Guilfordians from nearby towns. ANNUAL STUNT SOCIAL CRATES MUCH INTEREST The annual stunt social was held MI the campus, Saturday 1 evening Ylay 27. The first feature of the •veiling was supper, which was serv 'd at 5:30 to a large circle of stu l nts and faculty, af :er the last ice-cream cone had van ished, the crowd gathered around the porch of Founder's Hall, to witness the stunts presented by the different classes of the college. The Sophomore class entertained first with "'A Cold Romance," Marvin Shore and Sam Harris, acting as "John" and "Mary," dramatized a collection of popqlar songs, while the class sang them behind the stage. The preparatory Department pre sented "The Preps in 1940," which was a scene in an operating room of a hospital. Humor was {supplied through the ridiculous instruments used as well as through the conver sation of the doctors. "Dinner of Six" was the title of the third stunt, given by the Junior class, while a table of four were eating, the waiter announced the different courses, and various members of the ' lass presented performances repre senting them. The Freshmen dramatized a scene from "Alice in Wonderland." The stunt was very clever and much credit is due the Freshman class for the work which they did in preparing for it. "The History of the class of '22" was given last by the Seniors. It was carried out through the dramatization of one of the college songs. After the discussion of the judges, Professor Anscombe, Mrs. Noles and Mrs. Gainey. Mr. Anscombe deliv delivered the prize, a box of choco lates, to the senior class. A part of the crowd then went di redly to Memorial Hall to see Elsie Ferguson in "Footlights," while a still larger part dispersed on the campus under the trees to wait for BACCALAUREATE SERMON DEEIVERED6YDR. BRUNER Raleigh Minister Speaks to Large Audience Memebers of the graduating class, Alumnae, students and friends of Guilford College packed the church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock when Reverend Weston Bruner, pastor of .he Tabernacle Baptist church iof Raleigh, delivered the baccalaureate sermon taking for his text John's challenge to youth. "I have written to you young men because you are strong and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the evil one." Beginning his sermon he said that the growth of Christianity in the early centuries was due to the chal lenging spirit put into the disciples and apostles by Jesus, and that every class, men and women, young and old are included in this challenge. Dr. Bruner then pointed out that in order to win the highest success in life certain things must be elimi nated, these things being; first, In dulgence of which the greatest fac tors are fear and greed, second, in tolerance, which feeds upon egotism and false deductions; third, indo lence, Jenius, be said may be defined as the capacity for bard work and unless one, possesses this capacity he cannot hope to overcome the difficul ties met in life. Continuing he said, Johti empha sizes the elements that are essential to the highest allurements" "This im plies strength of body, mind and spir it. Dr. Bruner declared that the strength of youth is due to health, hopefulness, happiness and great vis ion or faith. Wherever we may be if we hold to the truth, the strength of youth will be maintained. Referring to the last of the text "Ye have overcome the evil one". Dr. Bruner said "God intended that men should have the place of leader ship: This dominion is held through love and through the surrender of life to the will of God. The might iest factor in mastery to-day is love and oidy God knows the meaning of this word in all the fulness of its meaning. If we are ruled by the spirit of love it is easy to surrender to the will of God." In conclusion, he appealed to the young wen and women who are start ing out in life t follow God's pro gram of life wherever It may be and said, "God grant that you may be true men and women as God counts greatness and that you, may accept the challenge of John." There were twenty members in the graduating class of this year besides three who graduated in the voice de partment. Those receiving the de gree of Bachelor of arts were: S. G. Hodgin, J. Curtis Newlin, Ruth Outland, Isabel Pancoast. Lulu Rai ford, W. L. Rudd. Eurie Teague. Mable Ward, Esther White. F. M. White, Marianna White Elizabeth Yates, and Alta Zachary. Those receiving the degree of Bachelor of science were: Everette L. Hollady, Florence Cox, Blanche Lindley, H. G. Mcßane, Edna Rai ford, and L. L. Williams. Those receiving certificates in voice were: Esther White, Clara B. Henley, and Hope Motley. the movie given a second time at 9:45. The Y. W. C. A. closed a highly successful year's work with a mass meeting characterized by much pep and spirit (on Wednesday, May 31) The increased interest in girls' Ath letics this year, which was so plainly manifest at the meetning, is due in large part to the able director, Miss Virginia Robinson, and to the inter esting efforts of the managers in the various sports. CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP Theme of Address to Christ ian" 1 Associations Speaking of the subject of "Chris tian Discipleship," H. 0. Nash, rec tor of St. Andrews Episcopal church of Greensboro, delivered the annual address before the Christian Associa tions in New Garden Friends church, Sunday night, June 4th. Rev. Nash, a forceful and energet ic speaker, began by saying that the practice of Christianity is no easy task, especially when the world is facing tne present crisis. He con tinued by showing that while we in North Carolina are enjoying peace, the greater part of the world is in a turmoil and uproar. We can not claim to be citizens of our state alone for we are citizens of the world and must suffer and live as such. Mr. Nash maintained that it is easy to remain silent and say that India with her millions, is prospering under the philosophy of Hindooism and Buddahism, until we investigate the terrible customs of slavery and immorality practiced there. Japan is going wild over military power and following in the footsteps of Ger many. Africa does not know that there is a God. Russian Bolshevism teaches that there is no God. Ameri ca has lost herself in the service of mammon. England has ten millions of wrecked homes. Yet from all this, God gave Jesus Christ, the richest treasure of heaven, to save the world. God spoke 2000 years ago, con tinued the speaker, yet there are 890.000.000 people who have not heard it. and are sacrificing; their child ren and spending their whole lives in attempts to console what they believe to be an angry God. On the otiiei hand in six minutes after Eng land declared war on Germany the whole empire knew it. All of this time the church has been allowing the world to die for the lack of knowledge of Christ. Christian Discipleship is not mere ly church membership, said Mr. Nash. If all church members had been disciples of Christ the war of 1914 could never have happend nei ther would the world prepare for a future war. Christ requires no harder service from the individual than does our government. When a man is called to the army by Lacle Sam he must cast aside everything else, so when an individual accepts Christ and pur poses to follow him he must consider other things of less importance. God doesn't want anyone to accept his cross without first counting the cost. Ihe emotions of some may be aroused until they start without con sideration and soon find that thev are being mocked. IJA' reason Chris tendom has little power today is be cause the church members are not true disciples. Nevertheless nothing can be nobler or more hopeful than carrying the gospel of Christ to the millions that are dying without it. America gave honors and rewards to her homecomoing troops who fought in France, and dishonored and put to shame those who were slackers and deserters. In like man ner God stands ready with rewards for those who serve him and punish ment for those who serve him not.' God poured out his life for every one, now the world is facing a crisis and needs the gospel which is its only hope of salvation. The Young Women's Christian As sociation held its regular prayer meet ing on the campus last Thursday evening at seven o'clock. Instead of the usual service the chairmen of the various committees discussed the plans for association work next.year. Each chairman looks forward to a most successful year for the Y. W. on the Guilford campus; and accord ing to the plans already formed pros pects seem most promising. The Y. W. has done much to help new and old girls here this year and expects to do more work off the campus next vear. No. 30

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