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VOLUME XXIV GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., MARCH 5, 1938 NUMBER S
TO PRESENT THREE
"A Marriage Proposal," "Riders
to the Sea," "Pot Boiler"
TRY-OUTS ON TUESDAY
Productions Give Possible Placements
for Students Interested in
To discover new talent, to offer new
parts to old favorite actors, to give the
audience a thoroughly delightful time
on the night of April "'I, influenced
the decision of the Dramatic Council
members to present three one-net plays
for their spring production. An elab
orate staging of Syngo's "Aiders to the
Sea" and two fast moving conn dies,
"A Marriage Proposal" and "The Pot-
Boiler" have been tentatively selected.
Shy, demure Charlotte Parker, pres
ident of the drama fiends, announced
that activities for their production will
begin immediately with try-outs sched
uled for Tuesday niglit. President
Parker declared that the presentation
of three one-act plays would involve
a greater number of students than a
regular three-act piece. This is the
Dramatic Council's chief reason for
making the innovation.
Director Marshall, cocking his head
to one side and watching his dog, Wil
lie, scratch for pesky parasites, stated
in an interview:
"la these three plays combined there
are fourteen major or star roles, four
minor parts, and six or more supers,
which will mean that there will bo
between 20 and 2.*> actors on the stage
during one night. This will enable us
to use many of our experienced actors
and give an opportunity to many new,
and as yet, untried actors."
Mr. Marshall further pointed out that
each play has a different setting, thus
necessitating the construction of three
new sets. He plans to use a produc
tion staff of between 50 and 60 students.
"So you see"—pulling Willie's whis
kers pensively—"nearly everybody who
is interested in dramatics will have a
chance to participate." The play pro
duction class will supervise many of
the technical details, including the de
signing and painting of the sets.
The three pieces which the council
has tentatively selected are: "A Mar
riage Proposal," by Tchekov, which is
Russian high comedy; the immortal
"Riders to the Sea," by John M. Synge,
reputedly the best one-act tragedy ever
written; and the "Pot Boiler," by Alice
Gerstenberg, a satirical farce on play
wrights and play-producing.
STUDENTS TO CONDUCT
JOB SURVEY IN TOWN
Four (Mill ford students. Kay licit tel.
Frank Irving. Oiviir liitrliie urn! John
H.van, will umlcrtiikc ji job survey of
Greeimtmro. These psychology-sociology
majors will work with students in
analogous departments at \V. \ I'. X.
both Kri>\i|is li.'lng under the direction
of Miss I'rice of the State Knililoymenl
John ltyau. one of tlu> students co
operating in the making of the survey,
will huild his thesis around the findings
of the investigating group.
Compilation of (ireenshoro employ
ment statistics was suggested as a
project by the Vocational Guidance
committee, of which Mrs. Clyde A. Mil
ner, Personnel Director of Guilford Col
lege. is a member.
American Student Union
What do you think about the Amer
ican Student Union? was asked a num
ber of Guilford students a few days
ago to determine the feeling of the
students toward the newly organized
chapter of the A. S. U. on campus.
Their answers which reveal varied opin
ions follow. We have tried to get a
cross-section of the students exclusive
of the members of the Union.
Ruth Stilson : "Pliooey, we have too
many organizations now. More people
should belong to those that we have."
Karlc Moloney: "I don't know any
thing about it."
Kay Ruble: "T really don't know
anything about it. L didn't attend the j
Tom Taylor: "I ain't talking and
you can quote me on that."
Reeky Weant: "What is it?"
Hileen Dornseif: "I don't think."
Kay Reittel: "I don't know very
much about it."
Polly Morton: "I'm glad we don't
have it here." •
Red Kstes: "From what I've heard,
f think it's a pretty good thing."
Ralph Rosher: "It's all right."
Oscar Weyll: "I think they're a
bunch of hysterical nuts."
George Wilson: "I don't know enough
to give an opinion."
Frank Dorey: "I'm not very keen
TAYLOR TO SPEAK
Modern System Used in Toad
Lane, England, to Be
LAST INSTITUTE PROGRAM
Thomas Taylor, well-known Guilford I
College senior, will bring the conelud j
ing message to the (iuilford Institute j
when lie speaks Sunday night, March 0, j
on the topic, "The World Is Toad Lane."
Toad Lane, according to Mr. Taylor, j
is the street in Manchester, England,
where cooperatives were first put into j
use. Mr. Taylor will base his discus )
sion of the present day cooperative I
movement around the principles first !
laid dowu by the Toad Lane pioneers, i
While a student at Pendle Hill, Torn
made an extensive study of eooperat- ;
ives, and read all the literature which
was available on that subject at that !
Mr. Taylor's discussion will bring to ,
a close a six-weeks attempt on the part
of the directors of the Guilford Insti- !
tute to bring before the students and
community people of Guilford College!
a comprehensive analysis of present- !
day trends in business and government.
Among the speakers who have discussed
modern issues were: John Adams, C.1.0. j
organizer; Robert Douglas, represent
ing capital's answer to trade unions; I
Ray Xewton, who presented modern
legislative trends; a panel discussion on
trade unions, ltd by Charlotte Parker j
and David Stafford; and a discussion!
of modern development in Africa and
Palestine by Merl Davis.
Joint Y's Attend Conference
Dr. A. I). Beittel and five Guilford
ians, Pat Hopkins, Lucy Gaunt, Bea
Rohr, Anna Sehultz, and Pete Moore,
attended the first bi-racial state-wide
meeting of joint V. W. C. A. and Y. M.
C. A.'s in Chapel Hill, February 2(5.
The speaking program included ad
dresses by Dr. Beittel, Dr. Raper of
Agnes Scott College, and Don Stewart.
Helen Douglas: "I don't know any
thing about it, but I think it's foolish- 1
Donald Wood: "I don't know any
thing about it."
Bucky Woolston: "To II—I with the j
A. 8. U."
Howard Yow: "I don't know enough
to make au opinion."
Bill Furman: "I don't know much
about it. Personally I don't see how
it could do much good. Fine in theory,
nil in practice."
Howard Newkirk: "I think it's a
bunch of . The peace groups should
pay more level-headed people to solve
I their problems."
! Wilson Byrd: "I think it's a heck
of a thing."
Pris Palmer: "I don't know enough
i to say."
Ollie Acree: "They don't know what
it's all about themselves and I know
Floyd .New: "I'm strictly against it."
Bill Sadler: "I think it's a lot of
A 1 Seifcrt: "I think it's an inter
Francis Lael: "I think it's a good
Harry Nace: "Anything that will
i keep our boys out of war, I'm for."
I Pete Kullgren: "I've been talking
!to Joe about it. I guess it's all right."
NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET
ACCEPTED BY STUDENTS
Students Affairs Board Suggestions Are
Approved by 185-44 Vote at
"QUAKER" GETS AXE, OTHERS GAIN
The revised Student Affairs budget
for the year 1!>38-1JKJ9 was finally ae
, reptetl by the student body by a vote
J of 18Ti to Hi for Part A and a vote of
j HO." to li." for Part B. Tills action was
| taken at a meeting held Tuesday morn
ing, Mar li 1. after legislation at two
| previous meetings liad proved unsuc
j The new budget contained a out of
S-Nii of ibi' previous allotment for the
(.hull,* r of $1,280, which money was ap
portioned to the StM-ial committee, mak
ing its allotment $-10, to the Dramatic
Council, making its allotment $2-0. to
flic Women's Athletic association, mak
ing its allotment SINO, and. au iiinova-
I tion in such a conservative thing as
jtlic budget, an appropriation of S2O to
help tiiiaii e the Freshman-Sophomore
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CHAPTER OF AMERICAN
STUDENT UNION FORMED
A chapter of the American Stu
dent Union was formed on the Guil
ford College campus Monday, Feb
ruary 28. Officers elected were:
Flora Huffman, president, and Joe
The first meeting of the chapter
will be held at the Iluffman homo
the first of the week, at which time
there will be a discussion on col
lective security, on which all the
| members are preparing themselves.
Those students joining the Amer
ican Student Union are: Charlotte
Parker, Kathleen Leslie, Thornton
Con row, Ruth Hopkins, Joe Carter,
Cornelius Plansoen, Pat Hopkins,
Marguerite Neavc, Flora Huffman,
Edwin Boring, and Hampton Price.
Monday, March 7—Amplitied Laryn
gophony with Phangcal Conjunc
tion— Dr. Eva G. Campbell.
Tuesday, March B—ln the hut.
Wednesday, March 9—Dean Harriet
Elliott, of W. C. U. N. C.
Thursday, March 10—Class meetings.
Friday, March 11—Mr. George S.
Mitchell, of the Farm Security
Monday, March 14—Dean W. C. Jack
son of W. C. U. N. C.
Tuesday, March 15—In the hut.
Wednesday, March IB—Tom Sykes.
Thursday, March 17—Class meetings.
Friday, March 18—The orchestra.
TO JOIN PILGRIMAGE
Ruth Hopkins and Flora Huff
man to Attend American
LOBBYING WILL BE DONE
The Youth Pilgrimage to Washing
ton for jobs and education will be
joined by two Guilford -Indents. Until
Hopkins and Flora lliilVinan. I'roiii
two to five thousand students will re
main in Washington for three days,
March Hi. 11. and 12. attending the
American Youth Congress and discuss
ing pending legislation with congress
The American Youth Congress will
be converted Into an old-fasliioncd
town-meeting in which all the students
from all organizations and colleges in
America will discuss the problems of
democracy—and their solutions.
The particular legislative measures
which the students will discuss with
their congressmen will bo live-fold : pas
sage of the American Youth Act, which
aims at remedying the lack of oppor
tunity for employment and education
of the I!,."IMI,IMHI youth who are now out
of school and out of work. This is to
be done through extension of X. Y. A.
Kven those students who have been on
X. Y. A. 1-1 months are to be dropped
March 1 if further appropriations are
not forthcoming: passage of the Ilarri
soii-Fletclicr-Itlacli bill, with amend
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Students Are Suffering from an
Enforced Articulation Epidemic
An epidemic of enforced articulation
has been sweeping the- campus for the
last few weeks. Junior speeches, sopho
more speeches. Philosophy 304 speeches,
and public speaking speeches—all have
been taking their toll of inhuman en
deavor—confining many to their rooms
for hours the night before tin? speech
If you feel a speech coming on, it
would be advisable to see Nurse Powell
to get excused, but if this fails, as it
unfortunately will, then you can diag
nose your own ailment and find whether j
it really is enforced articulation from
which you are suffering by the follow
ing symptoms: insomnia the night be
fore the speech is due; mumbling to
yourself; walking constantly with a
manuscript in your hand, which you •
have an uncontrollable desire to mem-,
ori/e; homesickness; irritability, de-j
pression; feverish haste at the last; i
knocking of knees and loss of voice J
at the crucial moment.
The first victims caught in the sweep j
of the epidemic were those exposed to j
Mr. Marshall in public speaking, as he |
TO SPEAK ABOUT
"Quietism" Provides Topic for
Sunday Afternoon Lecture;
Second Series on Mysticism.
DOUGLAS IS ON PROGRAM
j Greensboro Attorney to Discuss "Mysti
cism as Interpreted by a
| Faculty lectures "Concerning Mysti
j rism" will continue this Sunday with
j MU expanded program which will in
clude, in addition to the scheduled ad
dress liy Dr. Itllssell I'ope oil "i'rclich
i Quietism-Jeanne Marie !nyon," a dis
i enssion liy I!. D Douglas, Greensboro
j atturney, on ".Mysticism as interpreted
! hy a Catholic layman."
! Comments in review of the first ses
sion hehl in the library last Sunday
when President Clyde A. Milner lec
tured on "The Itise of Quakerism," in
dicate a good attendance and display
of interest for the enterprise. The
project is unique for Ibis campus and
| has possibilities of developing into a
I progressive activity which may lead to
I the publication of the manuscripts pre-
I pared hy the several faculty members.
"It Is very probable that the lectures
| will be published." it was stated this
week by Dr. Pope, who is heading the
! arrangements for the programs.
The subject to lie considered this
week is Madame Guyon's Quietism doc
trine which is. according to Dr. Pope,
[ "somewhat similar to Quakerism." Her
doctrines, asserted Dr. Po|ie, were the
| "cause of a hitter dispute between the
| leading churchman, two of which were
j ltishop ISossuet and Archbishop I'ene
In explanation of the lecture for this
j week. Dr. I'o]ie said: "Quietism is con
sidered one type of mysticism, if by
mysticism one understands the imme
diate communion of the individual soul
with the Creator. Quietism does not
mean xcltish absorption in one's self."
■Most mystics, it was explained, have
been active-—whether they were Cath
olic or Protestant for example St.
Francis Xavler, George Fox and
Madame Guyon herself. Students or
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is very contagious. Patricia Hopkins,
in her delirium in the first- stages of
the disease, explained why she liked
people she liked—and that because they
were oddities. John Hollowell told why
he didn't like the Guilfordian, and
Clarence Woolston expostulated on the
glories of Guilford. (It is to be remem
bered that these remarks were made
during the delirium of the disease, and
are not to be held against the remark
Then Stafford, Taylor, and Parian
were "taken," as the ravaging epidemic
swept on its way. Following them, Lois
Wilson, Earl Maloncy, Philip Kelsey,
and Tom Taylor fell unspeakably ill,
and were watched over with careful
solicitude by their friends on Monday
j night last. Tom Taylor confessed after
, his Beige of illness that he even bored
himself, but Marion Huff came to his
! rescue by saying he thought Tom the
best one he heard. Tom, who was con
j valescing from his recent illness, was
I a bit irritable over the compliment,
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