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PLAN TO CELEBRATE
DAY JANUARY 13
Two Committees Working in
Preparation for Program
DOCUMENT GIVEN IN 1834
President Binford and Professor Shep
ard in Charge of Preparation for
Plans for some sort of a celebration
for Charter Day are being made. Char
ter Day will fall on January 13, 1934,
one hundred years from the time Guil
ford College was granted its first char
ter as a boarding school. At that time
it was New Garden Boarding School.
There are many interesting sidelights
to the story of the obtaining of the
charter. One of these is that it did
not mention the fact of being a Qua
ker school. This was done for politi
A committee made up of Miss Doro
thy Gilbert, Miss Franklin Davis, Prof.
A. I. Newlin, and Dr. Ehvood Perisho
is collecting historical data about this
and also about what has happened at
Guilford College since then. They are
preparing a short history of Guilford
The board of trustees also appointed
a committee. On this are Mr. J. D.
Cox, Dr. D. D. Carrol, Dr. Raymond
Binford, Professor P. C. Shepard. They
have been making plans for a pro
gram on that day. Although they have
already had one meeting and made
tentative plans for the program of the
day, it could not be divulged. Another
meeting will be held within a week.
Charter Day tloes not mark the open
ing of school, but the granting of a
charter by the legislature of North
Carolina. It was not until three years
later that school began. There will
be a much bigger celebration at the
centennial of the opening of school,
which occurs in 1937.
PLAN DRINKING FOUNTAINS
FOR GUILFORD CAMPUS
College Club Sees to Installation of
Needed Conveniences Soon; Mrs.
Davis Is President.
FACULTY MEMBERS GIVE PLAY
Drinking fountains may soon be pro
vided for students of Guilford College,
according to members of the Guilford
College Club, which met at
Plans have not been finished for the
project as yet, but the club has ap
pointed a special committee to work
with the advisory committee of the col
lege. One 'fountain will probably be
installed in Memorial hall and possi
bly another one or two will be placed
somewhere on the campus.
Mrs. Franklin Davis, of the Guilford
community, was elected president of
the club at its meeting Saturday. Other
officers elected were: Miss Laura
Worth, secretary, and Mrs. Samuel Ha
The club has planned other projects.
One of these is a faculty play to be
given in the near future. Another is
the finishing of a signature quilt, which
was started some time ago.
The club has reduced its dues from
$2.00 to SI.OO in the hope of getting
several new members.
Membership in the club i* based on
interest 111 Guilford College. Tts pur
pose is to interest new students and
others in the college, and to be of any
possible benefit to the college.
Working Their Way
According to the office figures,
over one-third of the Guilford stu
dent body Is helping to pay its ex
penses through school.
The occupations vary widely, run
ning ail tht* way from sweeping
floors to selling shoes. Around 85
students, mostly men, are employed
by the college. They sweep the
floors, work on the campus, do sten
ographic work, wait on tables, wash
dishes or do anything else that
might turn up.
Other occupations include agencies
for shoes, pressing and photographic
work, tennis racket restringing, and
running cars for day students.
Put on Interesting Features at
Class Chapels During
Past Two Weeks.
FACULTY MEMBERS HELP
Many interesting programs are being
given in class meetings this year.
Thursday, October 5, the Senior class
was called to order by the president,
Elwood Cox. Mr. Furnas gave a talk
on "Doggie Doings," in which he told
of his experience with dogs. Then the
class adjourned. October 11, the pres
ident called the class to order and
since there was no business and Dr.
Binford was to have presented a prob
lem to the class, but was unable to ge f
there, the class adjourned.
The Junior class met October 5, but
there was no business nor any program
planned, so they adjourned until Oc
tober 11. The president, Martha Tay
lor, called the class to order. It was
entirely a business meeting. A pro
gram committee and a social commit
tee were decided upon, and the chair
man of each committee is to give a re
port at the next meeting. This being
decided upon, the class adjourned.
The Sophomore class met October 5.
The president, James Fulp, called the
class to order. BilJie Osborne was
elected secretary, and Colum Schenk
was elected vice-president. Dorothy
Sturdivant entertained with a number
of ukelele selections, then the class ad
journed until October 11. The class
was called to order by the president,
and Holt Knight was elected to be on
the debating council. Miss Gilbert told
a story, "Uncle Benny and the Bird-
The Freshman class met October 5.
The class was called to order by the
president, William Capella. Irma Lee
Graves then read some poems that she
had composed in high school. The class
then adjourned until October 11. The
president called the class to order, the
minutes were read and the roll was
taken. Charles Sharp then read one
of his own poems and a story, "Stray
Dogs," and " 'Possum Hunting."
SUNDAY SCHOOL PLANS
NEW TYPE OF PROGRAM
A new committee with new plans has
undertaken the management of the
Sunday school this year.
The meeting is to have student in
structors usually who will be a com
bination of speaker, teacher, and lead
er of a discussion. After the speech
made by the leader, there will be an
open forum. The first student to lead
will be John Bradshaw.
Those on the committee are Mary
Edith Woody, Frances Alexander and
George Parker. There will be more
than one committee during the year.
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., OCTOBER 17, 1933
CATAWBA TILT BIG
Seventy-eight of Former Stu
dents Return for Alumni
SOCIETIES GIVE SOCIAL
Celebration of Guilford's Football Vic
tory Big Feature of Program;
From all reports, the Guilford Home
coming last Saturday was quite a sue
eess. There were 78 alumni registered
besides a number of other visitors.
The most outstanding event of the
day was at 2:30 o'clock when the
Guilford Quakers met the Catawba In
dians on Hobbs field for their annual
battle. Guilford's 6-to-0 victory over
Catawba was the first in several years.
Immediately following the game, va
rious alumni committees met. These
included the Executive Committee, the
Publicity Committee, the Campus Com
mittee, and the Athletic Committee.
The Executive Committee discussed
plans for organizing the classes from
1920 to 1927, which are to have their
reunions this year.
Publication of the Alumni Bulletin
was the chief topic of discussion at
the Publicity Committee meeting.
The Campus Committee discussed
plans for the improvement of the
campus. These plans have not been
completed, but wiil be within the next
The 25th anniversary of the Philo
mathean and Zatasian literary socie
ties was celebrated by a program in
Memorial Hall followed by a reception
in Founder's Hall. The program con
sisted of piano solos by Misses Betsy
Lucke and Annie Lee Fitzgerald, the
reading of the history of the Zatasian
Society compiled by Blanche Silver
but read by Mrs. Jessie Cannon Lind
ley, and a vocal solo by Jewel Conrad.
The reception was shortened consid
erably by the ringing of the bell for
the bonfire which celebrated the vic
tory over Catawba. The meeting around
the bonfire consisted of songs, talks
from faculty, alumni, and members of
Full Chapel Card
Sept. 25—The choir sanp "Sanc
tus," by >umad. James Applewhite
sang the solo.
Oct. 3—Professor A. I. Newlln
spoke on armaments.
Oct. 6 —Dean Purdom explained
the regulations about absences. Coach
Anderson and Captain Jorn Burg
wyn of football asked the student
body to cheer the team on to victory.
Burgwyn made the promise that, the
team would win if it were Riven the
proper support, and kept it the next
Oct. I) Professor William Suiter
spoke about the NRA. He pave the
history of the depression and point
ed out the difficulties that would
probably arise in carrying it out.
Oct. 10.—Mr. Pancoast expressed
the appreciation of the Home-com
ing Committee for the co-operation
of all those who helped make the
home-coming a success. Tom Sykes,
the outside speaker, suggested that
instead of accepting any new phi
losophy, ire should follow Jesus
Oct. 13—Linsey, a colored man,
played several musical instruments.
President Raymond Binford spent
the past week at Haverford, taking
part in the Pennsylvania Quaker
college's centennial celebration.
The northern school was founded
four years before Guilford was.
Guilford graduates doing ad
vanced work at Haverford on
year's Haverford scholarships are
David Parsons, James Mathew
Bridger and William Hire.
President Binford was one of
about a hundred college presidents
taking part in the observance.
Three of the Six Have Honor
Roll Standing; Present
LEADERS ON THE CAMPUS
The marshals selected at the last
faculty meeting were: George Silver,
Camden, N. J.; Rill Edgerton and
Priscilla White, Greensboro; George
Parker, Woodland, N. C.; Julia Blair
Hodgin, Guilford College, and Martha
Taylor, High Point, N. C.
Their duty is to perform at all pub
lic entertainments in the capacity of
George Silver is chief marshal. lie
is a biology major and a member of
the Student Affairs Board and has
played in dramatic productions.
Bill Edgerton, an English major, is
an honor roll student and a corre
spondent of the News Service.
Julia Blair Hodgin, a psychology
major, is an honor roll student, a mem
ber of the Y. W. C. A. cabinet, Student
Ayairs board, Social committee. Philo
sophy club, and Dramatic council.
George Parker is vice-president of
the Monogram club. He is active in
basketball, football, and baseball. The
Robert Van Der Voort Chemistry
Scholarslisip was awarded to him in
Martha Taylor, a music major, is a
member of the choir, a member of the
Student Affairs board, and president of
the Junior class.
Priseilla White, majoring in chem
istry, 'is an Honor Roll student and
president of the Women's Student Gov
ernment; 011 the social committee and
active in basketball, hockey, and ten
nis. She has been a student council
representative since she entered Guil
DAY STUDENTS STAGE
WEINER ROAST PARTY
Girls Invite Boys to Affair Held in
Lindley's Pasture Last Wednes
A number of day girls entertained
at a weiner roast Wednesday night in
The program was impromptu. Wein
ers and marshmallows were roasted and
a few games were played. The guests
then departed after having had a very
Those present were: Margaret Barnes,
Kate Grady, Margaret Fields, Tiuth Fu
tiuay, Ida Mae Higgins, Irma Lee
Graves, Martha Gray White, Millicent
Tongue, Frances Wiley, Lucille Jones,
Nelson Jones, James Lovings, George
Jones, Ray Higgins, Nathan Reynolds,
David Reynolds, Warren Benzanson,
Horace Stimson, Frazier Sauls, and
AS TENTATIVE FALL
PLAY 'THE FOOL'
Try-Outs Held Early Part of
Week; Second Work of Pol
lock Given Here.
TRY-OUTS ARE FOR ALL
Furnas Directs Production by Dramatic
Council; Number of Cast From
Last Year Back Again.
The fall play to be presented at
Guilford by the dramatic council will
bo "The Fool," by Channing Pollock,
Professor Phillip Furnas, faculty ad
viser of dramatics, announced Thurs
This play was chosen by the council
for its dramatic value and general in
terest. Their choice may be reconsid
ered later. Professor Furnas says, if it
is deemed advisable.
General try-outs open to the student
body "will be held the early part -of
next week. These try-outs are de
signed to test voices and stage pres
ence of those students who are inter
ested in taking part. Professor Fur
nas is interested in getting in touch
with any students who wish to par
ticipate as members of the cast or as
The play given last fall, student
directed, was also by Channing Pol
lock, "The Enemy," in which Pose As
kew was particularly impressive in
the leading dramatic role. Others tak
ing part were George Silver, Daryl
Kent, Margaret Perkins, William Hire,
David Parsons, Harris Moore, Harry
Brown and Jewell Conrad.
The spring production, a comedy,
"You and I," by Barry, was directed
by Mr. Furnas, who will also direct
the coming play. Rose Askew and
George Silver played the leading roles
opposite one another. Also in this
play were Frances Alexander, Julia
Blair Hodgin, Plin Mears and Bob
LIBRARY BUYS NUMBER
NEW BOOKS THIS FALL
Miss Ricks Announces Purchase of 179
Volumes Since Opening
LIST INCLUDES FICTION WORKS
Since college opened this fall, the
library lias bought 179 new books, ac
cording to Miss Katherine Ricks.
The Carnegie Corporation supplied
most of the money with which the
books were bought. Also, it was
through this organization that Miss
Ricks was able to buy a large number
of these books from the Yale Press at
Among the new books are 18 of latest
fiction, to be kept out only one week,
and a set of 15 volumes on reserve en
titled "The Pageant of America." This
set of books is edited by Ralph Henry
Gabriel and is printed by the Yale
Besides having new books, the users
of the library have the benefit of a
re-arranged reading room. The tables
have been moved around, according to
Miss Ricks, to make it easier and
quieter for the students using the
New Orchestra Performs
The first orchestra of any size or
importance that Guilford College lias
ever had made its initial appearance
Saturday night, October 7, when it
played during the alumni dinner. Mr.
Noah and the audience expressed them
selves as being well pleased.