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HOME-COMING DAY BRINGS ALUMNI
RETURN TO THEIR
ALMA MATER TODAY
Miss Ricks is Chairman of Re
ception Committee for Old
HOCKEY GAME THIS MORN
Exciting Game Expected With Lenoir-
Ilhyne; Dramatic Council
Gives Fall Play.
The hockey game in the morning—
the alumni vs. the college—the foot
ball game with Lenoir-Rhyne in the
afternoon, and the fall play, "Tons of
Money," at night, are features of the
program for the annual home-coming
on earn pus today. Opportunity will be
provided at the after-dinner coffee for
the alumni and old students to meet
the new president, Dr. Clyde A. Mil
ner, and Mrs. Milner.
Alumni committee meetings will be
held in the library after the game,
4:30 p. m. Members of the following
classes are to meet there: 1805, 1005,
1012, 1013, 1015, 1010, 1017, 1018, 1010,
1021, and 1025. The purpose of these
meetings is to plan for the class re
unions at the 1035 commencement and
for alumni programs. Responsibility
for a class history of each class, to be
prepared before commencement time,
will be delegated.
The hockey game scheduled between
the alumni and the present Guilford
team will be played at 11:45 a. m. The
football game with Lenor-Rhyne will
begin at 2 p. m.
The fall play will presented at 8
o'clock in the auditorium.
Four committees of the alumni asso
ciation will hold short meetings imme
diately after the football game: pub
licity committee, A. Scott Parker,
chairman, C. E. Tobias, faculty mem
ber; the athletic committee, E. H. Mc-
Bane, chairman, with F. C. Shepard,
faculty member; the campus commit
tee, David J. White, chairman, and A.
,T. Newlin, member from the faculty.
COUNCIL'S FALL PLAY
Comedy, "Tons of Money," Given; For
mer Stars and New Stu
dents Take Part.
Tonight at 8 o'clock the Dramatic
Council will present its fall play, "Tons
of Money," an uproarious comedy. It
is to be held in the auditorium.
The hero of the play, Aubrey Mait
land, portrayed by Bob Poole, seems
to have as many lives as a cat, and
his wife, Virginia Levering, as many
ways of getting rid of these lives. The
wife's girl friend, Betty Trotter, has
as many living husbands as to be con
sidered more than a bigamist.
The villainy of the butler, Sprulcs,
Simpson Garner, is hardly to be con
doned, nor his flirtations with the
maid, Louise Ward.
Many rip-roaring episodes occur in
this comedy of Williams and Evans.
Shakespeare Dresses Up
The desire to be stylish effected by
two pieces of the college library statu
ary greatly amused some occupants of
the library. The costuming of Shake
speare, done, no doubt, by some college
wit (?), consisted of a dirty collar,
bluo tie, and paper hat. So far the
blasphemers have not been appre
TO THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Being challenged publiey by a representative of the social com
mittee, the GUILFORDIAN set about ascertaining public opinion. Perhaps
the GUILFORDIAN was wrong. Perhaps the public (the student body)
really thought that the people giving the party should not bother
themselves as to whether or not the people who went had a good time,
even though, as in this case, those who enjoyed it and those who did
not paid an equal admission fee.
But the student body, taken in cross section. 120 students chosen
at random, agreed with the editor. At least a round hundred of them
did. Twenty did not. In this score were included some but not all
of those responsible for the condition deplored in the editorial, and
in it were included three members of the social committee.
Seeking a representative decision as to the ethics of the case, the
editor presented the ease to six faculty members who might be expected
to be as unbiased as any half dozen on the campus. All of them agreed
that the editor was not exceeding his rights as a representative of the
student body when he expected the social committee to attempt to
broaden social life on the campus.
The poll tried 1o be absolutely fair to both sides, students being
approached in equal turn, each assured that his impartial opinion was
what was desired, the object being rather to ascertain the true student
attitude than to prove a point.
DR. MILNER SPEAKS TO
Miss Era Lasley, Secretary of Regis
trar Association, Represents
Guilford at Meeting.
MR. C. TOBIAS SPEAKS TO ALUMNI
The meeting of the North Carolina
Registrars' Association will convene at
12:30 p. in. on November 8 at the Home
Economics building at W. C. of U. N. C.
After luncheon, of which Miss Mary
Taylor Moore is in charge, the pro
gram will begin with registration of
members followed by a business ses
Dr. Milner will speak on the topic,
"What the President of a Small College
Expects of the Registrar." An address
will also lie made by Dr. 11. J. McGin
nis, of E. C. T. C.
After announcements, the meeting
will be thrown open to round-table
Miss Lasley is secretary of this asso
Dr. Milner also spoke in Rockingham
last Wednesday night at an alumni
meeting. The alumni were the guests
of Mr. Robert Dix of the hotel in Rock
ingham. Mr. Tobias and Mr. Newlin
accompanied Dr. Milner. Mr. Tobias
spoke on Guilford's centennial program
and Dr. Milner spoke on the academic
program of the college.
WAYSIDE SHRINE IS
DONATED TO GUILFORD
"The Wayside Shrine," by Walthcr,
is Guilford's latest acquisition in pic
torial subjects. The etching was given
by the Carl Shurz Foundation.
This foundation held a display at
Guilford last year and donated this
picture which was the one chosen by
the student body.
The college has also received a num
ber of pictures to go in the library for
the aid of those students taking phi
losophy 10 course. Among this group
is an original by Kenibrandt.
Library Receives Books
Miss Kicks states that a general order
for books, secured through the Car
negie Foundation, has been placed, and
that the books will arrive within a few
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., NOVEMBER 3, 1934
DR. ELIHU GRANT GIVES
Dr. Grant, Professor of Biblical Lit
erature at Haverford, Speaks
HAVERFORD PROFESSOR COMES
Dr. and Mrs. Eliliu Grant are ex
pected November 9-12 to give illus
trated lectures on excavations at
Beth-Shemish in Palestine. For the
six or eight years Dr. and Mrs. Grant
have spent part of their time in Pales
tine. Dr. Grant is professor of Bibli
cal Literature at Haverford College
and has written several books on the
Orient, one of which is "Orient in
Mrs. Almy Chase Grant wishes espe
cially to meet all those students who
attended the Haverford Graduate
School while she and Dr. Grant were
in charge of the Graduate House.
Professor Grant is especially inter
ested in coming to Guilford, as two
former scholarship men arc now mem
bers of the Guilford faculty, President
Clyde A. Milner and Professor A. I.
DR. JACKSON OF W. C.
SPEAKER AT GUILFORD
October 17—William F. Over- •
man, donor of the Overman
scholarship, told about his college
days here at Guilford.
October 19—Mr. Noah gave some
interesting history concerning sev
eral well-known hymns. Mrs. Noah
talked on etiquette, according to A.
October 23—George Parker led a
discussion among the men students.
Improvements of conditions about
the college were discussed.
October 23—Mr. Haworth talked
on the benefits and disadvantages
of extensive traveling.
October 26—Mr. Noah played re
cordings of outstanding symphony
October 29—Mr. Tom Sikes, of
High Point, talked on the need of
good men and women in this world.
October 30—Dr. Jackson, presi
dent of W. C. IT. N. C., gave a very
interesting speech on the eccen
tricities of famous men.
For the first time ill its history
Guilford has as many as 307 stu
dents. This is the largest repre
sentation known to the Quaker
Since the enrollment has reached
this number, President Milner has
stated that admission will be on the
basis of quality rather than quan
tity. This is a step further in build
ing up a better Guilford.
MRS. PFOHL SPEAKS AT
FINE ARTS CLUB MONDAY
Several New Soloists Make Initial Ap
pearance at Meeting
VERSE CHORUS GIVES NUMBER
The Fine Arts Club is having a very
unusual program at their next meeting
on November 12. Mrs. Pfohl, who is
an expert on hymnology, will speak.
This is open to the student body.
Two weeks from the date, November
26, there are prospects for quite a
varied program. There will be piano
numbers by Hazel Wright, Dorothy j
Pearson, Annie Laurie Vannoy, and i
Annie Lee Fitzgerald. The solo num- I
bers will be by L. T. New, Frances '
Mclver, Mina Donnell and Jewell Con
rad. Virginia Ltvoring and Ruth Stil-'
son will each give a reading and Mrs.
Noah will tell a story.
Last Monday ilight the program was
opened by Mina Don noil's playing Ru
benstein's beautiful "Kamenon Ostoi,"
which was followed by a violin solo.
Annie Evelyn Powell played another of
Rubenstein's immortal pieces, "Melody
in F." After that came the unusual in
novation of the reading chorus. They
presented as their first public selec
tion Vaclial Lindsay's "Congo." Those
in the ehrus were William Grigg, Ruth
Stilson, Mary Evans, Anna Jean Bon
ham, Esther Stilson, Beatrice Rohr,
Mrs. Noah, Pat Lewis, and Virginia
Levering directed it. Annie Lee Fitz
gerald sang "Slumber Song," by Gret
chaninog. Betty Trotter played "Ro
mance," by La Forge. Phillip Kelsey
gave an unusually interesting talk on
Fritz Kreisler. Frances Mclver played
Chopin's "Prelude in I) Flat." Then
Elizabeth Adams sang Fisher's "Under
the Rose." Martha Taylor then played
Beethoven's "Sonata Pathetique," ada
gio movement. That was followed by
Jewell Conrad's singing "Spirit Flower,"
by Tipton. The program was brought
to a close with William Collier's play
ing Paderewski's "Polish Dance."
ADDRESS TO SOPHS
At the class mooting on November 1
the freshmen elected Kit Sawyer to
replace Walter Neave as student af
fairs representative. Mary Evans then
entertained with two readings. Rev.
Herbert Hoffman gave a brief address
to the sophomore class on November 1.
The junior class conducted a business
meeting. The seniors discussed their
coming social. These meetings were on
October 25 and November 1, respec
Quakers Have Big Halloween
Parked in the entrance to Memorial
Hall was Dr. Campbell's car, which had
been lifted bodily by pranksters to
that position. In front of the library
were three automobiles reclining on the
steps, and a bull parked in King Hall.
FINANCES ARE MAIN
REASON GIVEN FOR
The Social Science Department
Makes Survey of Withdraw
als Over Four-Year Pexiod.
PART OF STATE PROJECT
Margaret Barnes and Elizabeth Moore
field Compile Figures—2sß With
drawals Recorded Over Period.
Most of the students who drop out
of Guilford without taking a degree
withdraw because of financial diffculty,
according to a survey made by the so
cial science department recently.
The survey included the years 1928-
32, during which time 258 withdrew
giving financial difficulties as their
reasons; 33 students were transferred
to other schools; illness or death in
their families resulted in the with
drawing of 20 students; asked to leave
for disciplinary reasons, JO students
discontinued their relations with the
There were five who came for one
year commercial courses and in 128
cases the reasons for withdrawal were
The average grade made by with
drawing students was below the aver
age grade required for graduation,
those who went on into their second
year making lngiier grades Hum tnuso
dropping out in their first semester.
In most, 102, of the cases, the with
drawals came before the end of the
first semester, 99 of the remainder
coming at the end of the second.
A number of the withdrawals left
Guilford in order to continue their
work at a professional school. As most
of these had high averages, the average
grade for most of those discontinuing
their schooling would probably be much
This data was collected as a part of
a statewide survey being made by Dr.
E. L. Cloyd, of N. C. State College.
PURPOSES OF DR. MILNER
Alumni Association)) Started in Various
Northern Cities; Several Foun
MANY FRIENDS' SCHOOLS VISITED
Having traveled 1,870 miles, Dr. Mil
ner and Mr. Toliias returned from their
northern trip of two weeks with good
reports of their results. They had
three purposes in this trip. The first
was to organize alumni associations.
This was very successful, as there were
definite meetings set in Washington,
Philadelphia, New York, and Hart
ford. There were informal meetings
in Richmond, Baltimore, and Pough
The second purpose of the trip was
to visit Friends schools. They visited
five or six prep schools, attended two
conferences, and in Philadelphia there
was a meeting of the headmasters of
Friends schools. Of the 15 Friends
schools in the east, 11 or 12 were rep
resented at that assembly.
The third purpose was to approach
foundations. This, too, received
much success and everywhere Dr.
Milner and Mr. Tobias went the
doors were left open for their return.
Everywhere there was a cordial re
sponse to Ouilford and a definite in
terest taken in her educational pro