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DR. EDWIN SLOSSON
SPEAKS INLYCEUM ON
Relative Importance and Uni
versal Activity of Chemis
CHEMISTRY LIFE'S STUDY
Shows Samples of Numerous Products
Which Were Prepared Synthetically
From Cellulose and Milk
The last Lyceum number for this
season took place at Memorial Hall on
Thursday evening, March 17, 1927. Dr.
Edwin E. Slosson, chemist and author,
lectured on "Creative Chemistry" in
which he spoke of the latest experi
ments in industrial chemistry.
Having devoted his life's study to
chemistry, he knew the subject from
every phase and viewpoint. However,
he spoke on the constructive side of
creative chemistry, developing it only
from the standpoint of synthesis, short
ness of time prevent him from develop
ing the analytic side.
Dr. Slosson began his lecture by enu
merating the ways that old compounds
of cellulose can be made new: (1) by
dissolving cellulose in acetic acid; (2)
by dissolving the same in nitric acid;
(3) by dissolving wood pulp in ammo
nius Hydroxide or carbon disulphide.
The solution then passes through a plat
inum coil. In this way all colors of
silk can be made by mixing different
colors of fabric. At this point Dr. Slos
son presented some gay colored fibre,
stating that they had not become wide
ly known yet, but that the audience was
looking on colors that would be fash
ionable next year. He also showed a
new importation from Italy that has
the appearance of wool but has more
warmth than wool. Then he presented
a display of fibre made by the synthetic
method of which the outside resembled
fur and the inside w r as ordinary cloth.
By the same method a viscous sausage
casing can be made that contains no
During the studies and experiments
of Dr. Slosson he has made many sub
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MISS DELIGHT HOLETT
GUEST ON THE CAMPUS
Speaks to the College Sunday School
Concerning the Work of the
SHE IS VISITING QUAKER SCHOOLS
Miss Delight Holett, a graduate of
Earlham College, and at present asso
ciated with the Woolman School, has
been a visitor at Guilford March 19, 20,
and 21, and spoke to the College Sunday
school at its morning session in Me
morial Hall March 20.
Miss Holett explained the work of the
Woolman School and its drawing to
gether of students from all nations, and
fearlessly and truthfully studying and
facing world problems as they exist to
day. She urged students to consider
the possibility of a year of study at the
Woolman School and a year of service
either in the Kentucky or Tennessee
mountains, the West, or abroad. Miss
Ilolett stressed the broadening influ
ence of the contacts with young people
of other nations and begged us to real
ize and take the opportunity to prove
to ourselves that the "kids across the
way"—our foreign neighbors—are indi
viduals, and that the basis of the high
est development of completely civilized
and Christian relationships between na
tions will be built upon understanding
and sympathy built up between stu
April I—Wake Forest, there.
April 2—A. C. C., at Wilson.
April s—Winston-Salem Twins, there.
April 7—Wake Forest, here.
April 9—Elon, here.
April 16—Emory and Henry, Greens
April 18—Lenoir-Rhyne, there.
April 20—A. C. C., here.
April 22—Carolina, Greensboro Sta
April 26—Wofford (pending).
May 2 —High Point, there.
May 4—Lenoir-Rhyne, here.
May 6—Elon, there.
May 10—High Point, here.
May 13—Hampden-Sidney, there.
May 14 —Roanoke College (pending).
May 16 —Quantico, there.
May 17—Georgetown, there.
May 18—William and Mary, there.
At Least Six Courses Will Be
to Last Year
JUNE 8 IS OPENING DATE
President Raymond Binford an
nounced Monday morning that the
Guilford College Summer School would
be opened to the public on June 8 and
would be closed nine weeks later, Au
gust 10. Six courses at least will be
offered and more will be added if
there is sufficient demand. The charges
will be practically the same as last
year-—threte dollars for each credit
hour, three dollars registration fee, $43
for board, and .$lO for room.
Dr. Binford has been exceptionally
fortunate in securing instructors for
the summer session. Practically every
course will be headed by a Ph.D. who
taught in a leading college or univer
sity during the winter session. Ray
mond Binford, Ph.D., and president of
the college, will be professor of Biology.
Charles N, Ott, Ph.D., and head of the
chemistry department at Guilford Col
lege, will be professor of chemistry.
Francis C. Anscombe, Ph.D., and head
of the department of History at Salem
College, will lie professor of History.
Clement Meredith, Ph.D., and head of
the German department at the Univer
sity of Richmond, will be professor of
German. Bessie Eve Gutherie, A. M.,
professor of Education at Louisburg
College, will have charge of Education.
Mrs. Raymond Binford, A. 8., will be
in charge of first and second-year
PIANO DEPARTMENT TO
GIVE PROGRAM APRIL 2
Musical World is Paying Homage to the
Memory of the Great Master
Students of the Piano department of
Guilford College will present Beetho
vens Symphony Eroica (arranged for
two pianos) April 2, at 8 o'clock. The
program will be under the direction of
Miss Bertha Yocum, head of the music
The musical world, nationally and in
ternationally, is paying homage to the
memory of the great master, Beethoven,
the centenary of whose death falls on
March 26, by giving programs of his
immortal masterpieces. In many of the
larger centers, the entire cycle of nine
symphonies will be performed during
the week. The "Eroica" has been select
ed as a fitting memorial.
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., MARCH 23, 1927
DOAK'S QUAKER NINE
IS FORMING AROUND
Layton, Graham Star, Filling
Only Vacancy in Regular
Inner Garden Lineup
FIVE FOR MOUND DUTY
Baseball has taken the athletic stage
in preparation for a heavy season. A
large squad of players are reporting to
Bob Doak each afternoon for practice.
There are practically two teams of
veterans fighting for positions on the
varsity. The infield is practically in
tact from last year: Captain Lindley
at first, Hendrickson at second, and
Griffin at third, with the catcher's po
sition being filled by Melvin and Neece.
a star of Graham High School last year.
Shortstop is being handled by Layton,
The outfield is composed of heavy
batters, Parrish, Taylor and Gough.
Coach Doak is working up a strong
team proficient in fast fielding and
steady hitting. liabb, Mackie, Whisen
hunt, Coltrane, and Gough are being
slated to hold down the mound duties
this season. With the old material
back and the influx of new talent the
Quakers ought to be a scrappy aggre
gation in their spring campaign.
The schedule starts in a little over
a week with the Deacons of Wake For
est at Wake Forest on April 1. Games
will be played with A. C. C., Winston-
Salem Twins, Elon, Lenoir-Rhyne, Em
ory and Henry, High Point, George
tow, Quantico, William and Mary, Car
olina and Hampton-Sidney as well as
some others pending. The team looks
like a fast bunch of men judging by
the practices tliey are putting up.
EDUCATION OF WOMEN
TOPIC ALMA BINZELL
Two Hundred Years Ago It Was the
Belief That Women Had No
Right to Education
NEED FOR PARENTAL EDUCATION
Miss Alma Binzell, formerly of Co
lumbia University and teacher of child
psychology in Cornell for a number of
years, spoke in chapel last Monday
morning on the subject of pre-parental
education in the schools of today.
Miss Binzell began her talk by say
ing, "As time goes on it brings changes."
One hundred years ago the people of
the Middle West were discussing the
advisability of having railroads and tel
egraph systems. The question was put
in the form of a debate and when the
young men who were attempting to
debate it requested the use of the school
house, they were forbidden on the
grounds that the board would not allow
such a silly and impossible thing dis
cussed. If the same board of trustees
could be called back today and be called
over a telephone, ride in an automobile
and an aeroplane, and have the experi
ence of hearing a radio, they could see
what wonders have been made possible
as the years pass.
What was true of this question was
also true of the question of capacity of
education for women. Two hundred
years ago it was thought that women
had no brains. Once the girls were al
lowed to go to school, but because they
learned so fast the schools were closed
for fear the girls would lose interest
in home life. Finally, the schools and
colleges have been opened to women,
and now the wise people see that women
can understand mathematics higher and
physics and chemistry, etc., deeper.
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COACH 808 DOAK
Bob Doak, who is rounding the 1927
Quaker Nine into shape for the first
game with Wake Forest on April First.
TEAMS BOTH LOSE
Lenoir-Rhyne Defeats Guilford
Affirmative. While High Point
L.-RHYNE TEAM HERE
That some Calhouns and Clays are
still living today, as far as debating is
concerned, was proven Friday night,
March 17, when Guilford College affirm
ative team composed of Edwin Rozell
and Scott Parker debated the negative
team of Lenoir-Rhyne College here at
There was not only a great display of
oratory by both sides, but all of the
speakers gave proof that they were
thoroughly acquainted with the facts
concerning the soviet government of
Russia. The query for the debate was:
Resolved, That the United States should
immediately recognize the Soviet gov
ernment of Russia.
Messrs. Parker and Rozell in argu
ing the affirmative side of the question
claimed that Russia had fulfilled all of
the conditions for recognition that it
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GUILFORD GLEE CLUB
IN RAMSEUR CONCERT
Humorous Quartet and Group of Songs
by Mr. Miller Win Much
RECEPTION AFTER THE PROGRAM
Again on Thursday night, the 17th,
the College Glee Club gave another con
cert. On this evening it appeared at
Ramseur High School.
The audience was a little larger than
the usual attendance at the concerts.
All those present seemed to enjoy the
whole program, although the humorous
quartet and the group of songs given
by Mr. Miller, the director were the
best received. Each of these numbers
won such applause as to call for en
After the program the club was in
vited to the home of Messrs. Watkins
and Craven for a reception. Several
friends were invited in, among whom
were several of the senior girls and
members of the high school faculty.
After some time was spent in singing,
playing and chatting, ice cream, cake
and mints were served, which finished
an enjoyable evening for all those pres
Students Buy a
Unites Graduate School and
College Scholarships Un
der New Plan
VALUED AT SIX HUNDRED
Applications Must Be in by April First
President Comfort Writes to Dr. Bin
ford About the New Conditions
For a number of years the T. Wister
Brown Graduate Schools of Haverford
College has been offering as an annual
award to the young man of the gradu
ating class whom the faculty shall rec
ommend a scholarship of S4OO. Haver
ford College has been offering a similar
scholarship of S3OO.
In a recent letter to President Bin
ford, W. W. Comfort, president of ITav
erford College, calls attention to some
changes in regard to the two scholar
ships. In the new plans approved by
the board of managers providing for a
joint use of the two funds, that is the
income from the Moses. Brown Fund
and the General Endowment Fund,
there have been set up for annual award
eight scholarships of S6OO each, for
which men only may apply. One of
these scholarships is being offered this
year to a member of the graduating
class at Guilford. This $(500 award cov
ers all charges for board, lodging, and
fees, the tuition itself being free.
The advantage of the new plan is
that graduates may now select any
branches of study offered by the cur
riculum of Haverford College, provided
the selection be approved by the fac
ulty committee on advanced degrees.
Applications may be made before
April 1, 1927, for the scholarship avail
able for the college year 1927-28.
CAST FOR THE SPRING
PLAY READY TO WORK
"Grumpy," a Four-Act Comedy, Fea
tured by the Dear Old Man Who
is Always Grumbling
PLAY TO BE PRESENTED APRIL 30
Do you like comedy spiceil with a
little mystery and pathos? If you do,
you will like Grumpy. No one Cau see
the play without falling in love with
the dear old man who "bawls" out
every member of the household one
minute and loves them the next. Not
even Virginia, the adored granddaugh
ter, escapes, but he never holds any
malicious feeling against them. Grumpy
has a great habit of dozing, but he
finds out a great deal more during
and between these naps than those who
Ernest Ileron, flie grand nephew, who
is an admirer of Virginia, is carrying
a very valuable diamond from Africa
to London. While spending the night
at Grumpy's house, a hand appears at
the door. Later Ernest is found uncon
scious and the diamond gone. Who
Mr. Jarvis, who is quite interesting
to all the ladies, especially Virginia, is
a guest in tlie house. lie is tbe first
one to find Ernest and is apparently
much upset by the mysterious happen
ing. Does he know anything about it?
Susan, the maid, comes to the rescue
and gives them some valuable informa
tion about the "Camelia."
Grumpy calls Mrs. Maclaren a nasty,
over-dressed little beast, but she's too
vivacious and interesting not to win
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