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J. Rountree Gillett, Noted
London Friend, Visits Guilford
Speaks to Student Body; Preach
es at Friends' Meeting.
The student body and members of
the faculty were favored Friday
morning at the chapel hour with an
address by the prominent English
Friend and scholar, T. Rountree
Mr. Gillett chose as his subject
"What is God?" He pointed out that
this.question has confronted men in
all ages; quoting from the prophet
Isaiah the question "To whom shall
ye liken God?"
Mr. Gillett said that there are
three answers to this question, pro
posed by man now. There is the
answer of the atheist that there is
no God. Evidence confounding this
statement is the existence of good
The answer of pantheism, tfiat
God is the sum-total force in the
universe, cannot account for the ex
istence of evil, since natural laws do
riot admit of imperfections.
The answer given by Christianity
that God is a person with an infinite
personality can be the only satis
factory one. Mr. Gillett points out
that altho all religions recognize
some supreme power, Christianity
is unique in that it claims that God
is revealed thru the life of Jesus
Christ. Man is a part of the person
ality of God. Jesus represents hu
manity at its height. Jesus not only
is the perfect man; he lived the per
fect life. We must not only form
an objective idea of God; we must
subjectively be a part of Him. The
subjective answer is inevitable; it
is given in the lives we live.
"THE BELOVED COMMUNITY'
SUBJECT OF SERMON BY
"The Beloved Community" was
the theme of the sermon preached
by J- Rowntree Gillett at the morn
ing service of the New Garden meet
ing, on November 26.
"Jesus came with the message that
the kingdom of God was at hand,"
said Mr. Gillett.
The Messiah was sent to the Jew
ish people and they were to carry
the message to the rest of the world.
However, neither the disciples nor
Jesus could convince the people.
They looked forward to the Mes
siah being a great military leader
like Judas Maccabeus, and not a
spiritual religion. The deep seated,
but mistaken patriotism of the Jews
caused the crucifixion of Jesus.
When Jesus began to criticize the re
ligious svstem of the Jews, which
was the moral system of the
time, th- 1 people began to bate
As a definition of the kingdom
~f God, the speaker gave the
God-controlled community. He
said no such community yet exists
He defined Christian character as
unselfish service lived in commu
nion with others.
He said the World War began
by telling lies, was carried on,
and ended by telling lies. No nation
is wholly corrupt, but there is good
and evil in all. The God-controlled
community is a democracy, in
which the aim of its individual
members is to do the will of God.
Then in dealing with the question
of international affairs, the speaker
said some association of nations is
DR. AND MRS. DINFORO
HOLD RECEPTION FOR
J. Rowntree Gillett, the disting
uished English Friend who paid a
visit to Guilford last week, was the
guest of honor at a reception given
I by Dr. and Mrs, Raymond Binford
at their home last Friday evening
from 8:00 to 1(1:00 ©'clock.
Mr. Gillett was a delegate from
London yearly meeting to the Five
ears" Meeting held at Richmond,
| Indiana, September 7-12, and since
J that time has been traveling in the
| United States, visiting the colleges
and larger meetings of the Society
At the reception he made a very
interesting talk on the relation of
the English conscientious objectors
to their country and to the Society
of Friends. He declared that the
stand they took, although a diffi
cult position, has been a .means of
strengthening the church spiritually
and has made a real contribution to
world peace. He also urged that
Friends" meetings in America en
deavor to preserve the silent wor
ship, which is a vital and necessary
part of the spirit of the church.
After this inspiring message Mrs.
Binford served persimmon pudding
with whipped cream. The guests
were: Miss Esther Baird, returned
missionary from India; Dr. and
Mrs. J. I). Williams; Mrs. Mary
Gertrude Mendenhall, and Harriet
hlliolt of North Carolina College
for Women; Prof, and Mrs. J.
I". Davis; Prof, and Mrs. Robert
Da m; Prof, and Mrs. L. L. White;
Hr. L. L. Hobbs; Prof, and Mrs.
Francis Anscombe; Professors R.I
11. Newlin; R. S. Doak; Misses
Osborne, Noles, Lasley, Hoffman,
Ricks, and Mme. Hoffman.
JUNORS WIN FIRST
INTER CLASS TENNIS MATCH
Three of the four class tennis
tournaments for the girls have been
completed. In the final for the
seniors, Clementine Raiford won
from Nellie Allen; for the juniors,
Marie Beaman from Virginia Os
borne; for the freshmen, Katie
Cooper from Geneva Highfill. Mary
Henley will play Lloyd Merriman
in the final for the sophomores.
The tournament between the jun
iors and seniors has already been
played. Marie Beaman, as repre
sentative for the juniors won from
Clementine Raiford. It remains to
be seen whether sopomores or fresh
men will be represented against the
juniors in the final inter-class tour
Among the week end visitors were
Frank McGee, Willie Lee Rudd and
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., NOVEMBER 29, 1922.
MISS BYRD S PIANO
STUDENTS GIVES EIRST
RECITAL OF SEASON
The music pupils of Miss Beat
rice Lynne Byrd gave a students
Musical Wenc.esday evening, No
vember 22, in Memorial Hall.
This is the first performance of its
kind that has been staged this year,
and for a number of those who
took part, it was the first appear
ance before a college audience.
The program, which was enjoyed
by an appreciative audience made
up of students, faculty, and friends
of the community, follows
1. "Faust Waltz"—Gounod—Mil
dred Tounsend and Viola Tuttle.
2. "Simple Confession"—Thome
3. "Community March"—Wil
4. "Valse Caprice"—Kern—Luna
5. "Murmuring Zephyrs"— Jen
son—Mary Webb Nicholson.
6. "Schuzo" (Symphonie III.)
Pianoforte I, Ruth Reynolds,
Pianoforte 11, Alta Rush, Myrta
7. "Serenata"— Moszkowski—
8. "Dance Negre"—Cyril Scott
9. "To a Water Lily"—McDow
10. "The Pines"—MaHhew—
11. "Dance of the Gnomes"—
12. "Cujus Animan"—Rossini—
Edith Hollowell, Artena Jackson.
DR. PERISHO URGES THAT
STUDENTS READ PAPERS
Dr. El wood C. Perisho in his
first appearance at chapel last week,
struck a familiar note when he
tiregd the student body to study the
history of the day through the col
umns of the daily newspapers.
Reviewing the events which were
to appear in that day's paper he
stressed the extra session of Con
gress, mentioning Mrs. W. H. Felton
j who was allowed to set for one day
as U. S. senator from Georgia; and
(he succession of Woodbridge N.
Ferris, president of the Ferris Insti
tute, to the vacancy left by the
resignation of Senator Newberry of
Dr. Perisho emphasized particu
larly the Ship Subsidy bill as the
primary course of the extra session.
After explaining the situation at
some length, he touched upon other
matters which will demand the at
tention of Congress at this session,
namely: the Dyer anti-lynching bill,
the educational bill, the rural cred
its bill and the probable new bonus
Raymond Ebert spent the week
end at his home near Winston-
J. C. Penny and Sam Harris vis
ited friends at Salem College Sun
Miss Virgie Yokley of Winston-
Salem was the week end guest of;
Lloyd and Benbow Merrimon
spent Sunday at their home at Oak
"Daddy Long-Legs" Scores Third
Big Success for the Dramatic Council
INFORMAL BANQUET IS
GIVEN FOOTOALL SQUAD
BY THREE PROFESSORS
An informal banquet was given to
the Guilford football squad on Fri
day evening, November 24 by Coach
Doak, Prof. R. L. Newlin, and
Prof. L. L. White.
At 9:15, after the literary soci
eties had adjourned, the members
of the football squad assembled in
the dining room of the domestic
science department at King Hall.
Here they grouped themselves around
the long table and enjoyed a
good feed, provided by Messrs.
Doak. Newlin, and White. In the
course of the evening much
speech-making took place, everyone
present having an opportunity to
express himself on various football
subjects. The meeting, which
was given in honor of the
football squad, was pervaded by a
spirit of good fellowship. The
football record of this year was
discussed and also the prospects
for a successful season next year.
It was hoped through this meeting
to show the faculty's appreciation
of the efforts of Guilford's rep
resentatives on the gridiron this
EDUCATION A GRINDSTONE
SAYS REV. JOSEPH PEELE
The pastor of New Garden Meet
ing, Rev. Joseph H. Peele, gave
his first chapel talk to the student
body, Thursday morning.
Mr. I J eele spoke of the purposes
of education. Education is the
grindstone which sharpens our fac
ulties, he said. It is the nature of
a grindstone to be rough, and a
soft one is of little value. He ap
plied this to the tendency among
students to pick soft courses. A
course whose purpose it is to edu
cate should not be a cinch. Edu
cation must prepare one to do the
TIME SYSTEM ARRIVES
After three months of patient
waiting the senior class announces
the arrvial of the electric time and
signal system. Nearly all the ma
terial is on the campus and wiring
will begin this week. The system
will probably be i"stalled and work
i ;g by the holidays.
Instead of the erratic clock and
bell now at Founders we will have
a large electrically operated master
clock guaranteed not to vary more
than two minutes per year. Second
ary clocks controlled by electrical
impulses from the master clock will
be placed in Memorial, New Garden
and Cox Halls. Electric beiKls
placed in each building will give the
signals for class periods and meals.
Miss Annie Groom spent the week
end with Ruth Ragsdale.
Phcrlie Mae Siske and Virginia
Osborne spent the week end at their
home at Pleasant Garden.
Misses Evelyn and Claudia Neal
of Walnut Cove spent the week end
with their sister. Bertha Neal.
Hope Motley and Fred Winn
Did you step over and see Daddy
"Long-Legs?" Jean Webster's come
dy was charmingly staged by the
Guilford Dramatic Council before a
large audience last Saturday night.
Hope Motley's Judy Abbott pass
|ed all expectations. Her naive man
ner was most refreshing. For an
amateur, her finesse was admirable.
Though differing in her interpreta
tion of the role, she copares quite
favorably with Ruth Chatterton, ac*
; cording to several members of her
I audience. After she "got over them
troubles in the asylum," she wore
j quite charming costumes, and, by
way of variety, she changed her
coiffure for every act. It is wonder
ful what we can do with bobbed
hair. Also, it takes charm to wear
I blue striped gingham as becomingly
j as pan velvet, organdie or pongee.
Fred Winn, alias Daddy-Long-
Legs, alias John Smith, alias Jervis
| Pendleton, gave adequate support
in his numerous roles. He made
love very gracefully, in spite of be
ing handicapped in the third act bv
! a table three feet wide. Though a
, less experienced actor than Henry
Miller, his Daddv-Long-Legs proto
type, he left a very favorable im
pression on account of his youth
Mrs. Pendleton, who consid
ered it her duty to look after her
i brother-in-law, was ably played by
Edith Macon. The quiet dignity of
Ruth Reynolds as Miss Pritchard
( lent a note of conservatism to the
Ruth Levering's Julia, the democ
| ratized aristocrat, was winsome, in
deed. The atmosphere of the college
scene where Julia and Sallie Mc-
Rride, played by Hattie Hurgess,
! were preparing for company* was
quite reminiscent of real college
life. Sallie herself was very natural
and sensible in her acting, an at
tractive contrast to the vivacity of
Sal lie's brother, the sprightly, ob
steperous Jimmy, was divertingly
portrayed by French Smith.
Hazel Richardson's forceful rendi
tion of the part of Mrs. Lippett can
he vouched for by the pitiful or
phans who fell under her heavy
hand. The aforesaid orphans were
true to life, touthing the hearts of
the audience to sympathetic mirth.
It is hard to realize that such dig
nified college students as Marv
Ilcnley, Henrietta Lassiter, Clemen
tine Raiford, Lucy May White,
Lalah Hassell and William Hlair,
can recall childhood so vividlv. The
ponderous gravity of the trustees,
Dewey Crews, John Reynolds, and
J. C. Penny, impressed itself upon
both orphans and audience.
The character role of Mrs. Sem
ple, played by Nell Carroll, enliv
ened the tense situation of the
third act. Her volubility was bal
anced by the dazed appearance of
Margaret Armfield, as Carrie. The
demeanor of Griggs and Walters.
Robert Marshall and Nereus Eng
lish, seemed to bespeak instinctive
knowledge of the Fifth Avenue man
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