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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, November 29, 1922, Image 1

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THE GUILFORDIAN VOL. IX. 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 Gillett. 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 ness. 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 BOUNTREE GILLETT "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 Him. 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 necessary. DR. AND MRS. DINFORO HOLD RECEPTION FOR DISTINGUISHED GUEST 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 of Friends. 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 nament. Among the week end visitors were Frank McGee, Willie Lee Rudd and Linwood Winslow. 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 —K:?tie Lambeth. 3. "Community March"—Wil liams—Sparger Robertson. 4. "Valse Caprice"—Kern—Luna Taylor. 5. "Murmuring Zephyrs"— Jen son—Mary Webb Nicholson. 6. "Schuzo" (Symphonie III.) Beethoven Pianoforte I, Ruth Reynolds, Lloyd Merrimon Pianoforte 11, Alta Rush, Myrta White 7. "Serenata"— Moszkowski— Viola Tuttle. 8. "Dance Negre"—Cyril Scott Artena Jackson. 9. "To a Water Lily"—McDow ell—Helen Robertson 10. "The Pines"—MaHhew— Edith Hollowell 11. "Dance of the Gnomes"— Liszt—Lloyd Merrimon 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 Michigan. 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 bill. Raymond Ebert spent the week end at his home near Winston- Salem. J. C. Penny and Sam Harris vis ited friends at Salem College Sun day. Miss Virgie Yokley of Winston- Salem was the week end guest of; Hattie Rurgess. Lloyd and Benbow Merrimon spent Sunday at their home at Oak Ridffe. "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 year. 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 hard things. 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 Charm Appreciative Audience 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 and vigor. 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 I play. 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 Judy. 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 sion. fContinued on paure 4)

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