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Favor Withdrawal of Troops
From China and Application
of the Neutrality Act.
WILL FIGHT IF INVADED
Optional Establishment of R. O. T. C
Units in Non-Military Schools and
Colleges Gains Majority Vote.
The voting in the student opinion
survey, conducted on this campus im
lnedinlely before the spring holidays,
has been tabulated and the results
brand Guilford as an avid Pacifist.
Although only two opinions under the
five different questions show a majority
vote, the trend of the answers was over
whelmingly towards the more peaceful
solutions of current international prob
The most substantial backing was ac
corded the statement: "I will fight if
continental United States is invaded."
One hundred and fourty-four students
checked this answer; 54 stated that
they would light in 110 war declared by
our government; 21 favored war for
the protection of American rights
abroad; and 1(i expressed willingness
to tight in any war declared by this
The opinions expressed regarding
American policies in the Far Kast fell
chiefly into two groups. The first—and
tlie leading group with 122 backers—
favored withdrawal of all American
forces in China. The application of the
Neutrality Act was a close second, poll
ing 117 votes. Of the other remedies,
application of the Consumers Boycott
against Japan polled ~>l votes, recogni
tion of Japan as aggressor and stopping
all relations with her found 40 voters
in support, collective action with Rus
sia and Rritain against Japan had but
20 siipiMirters, and (lie repeal of the
Oriental Exclusion Act garnered but
The optional establishment of
It. (). T. C. units in non-military schools
anil colleges was the second opinion to
gain a majority vote. The abolishment
of such units was favored by 74, the
compulsory vise of them in state 1 land
grant colleges was approved by 28 stu
Two policies designed to keep the
Knifed States (Mil of war gained almost
equal favor. I'niinaliftcd neutrality in
all foreign wars, with 102 advocates,
and entrance into a revised League of
Nations, with 00 proponents led the
scattered field. Collective action with
Itritain, France, and Russia ; complete
isolation; and participation in economic
sanctions against aggressor nations
were grouped with 40, 35, and I!.'! votes,
Five statements were voted upon
concerning the military and naval
policy of ibis country. Although it did
not poll a majority (lie policy of pro
gressive disarmament in cooperation
with other powers was supported by
12(1 followers. Reduction in naval ex
penditures was offered a remedy by .V.I
voters: passage of the present billion
dollar appropriation bill and the sta
bilization of the army and navy at their
present level were evenly favored, 44
votes going to each.
That the college favors peace is evi
dent; that neutrality is the favored
policy is shown by the fact that only
twelve students favored the abandon
ment of our neutral policy to go into
the war in Spain.
Shadows of Theses
The shadow of a senior cap is cloud
ius many a prospective graduates face
which lias been, heretofore, untouched
by the numerous shades of possible
worry material which iurke in the cor
ners of any college campus. Even the
costumes for the May Queen's court,
(which have been envisioned in the
dreams of the seniors much more often
than their caps and gowns), were
ignored by Charlotte Parker in her zeal
for delving into the private life of
George Noel Gordeu, Lord Byron.
The greatest tragedy of the spring
thesis writing season was visited upon
the head of Hutch Wilson, who started
out to prove that athletes were superior
in intellect and personality to non
athletes, and ended up by proving, much
against his will, that athletes are in
ferior. lie still swears that, with the
mathematical ability of Floyd New be
Oscar Weyll Men's
Yankee Stadium's own Oscar
Weyll was elected by a substantial
majority in the recent ballot con
ducted by the Guilfordian to ascer
tain who would mount the pedestal
and reign supreme over the Men's
May Court. James Parsons received
the position of Maid of Honor with
Tom Taylor as alternate. Inaugurat
ed last year as the male contribution
to the festival day, the "Men's May
Program" is anticipated by both
young and old of Guilford and sur
rounding territory. Plans are al
ready well under way by some of
the groups to put on performances
which will be equal to last year's
spot-light attraction planned and
produced by Old North.
Work of First Semester Class
to Be Bound, Filed in
MAGAZINE ALSO PLANNED
The Creative Writing class is plan
ning to put into permanent form tlieir
literary efforts of the fall semester
lt.v combining into an anthology exam
ples of each member's work. This an
thology will be handsomely bound and
presented to the library for permanent
safe-keeping. The class is also issu
ing a magazine, this magazine to con
tain the most effective work of the
The magazine will be issued to sub
scribers within the next two or three
weeks. Flora Huffman, editor-in-chief,
is working with her editorial board in
the selecting of suitable poems, essays,
and short stories. Although at this
time no definite statement can be made
as to the size, it seems that the maga
zine will contain about 75 pages, rep
resenting work of all the members.
The anthology has been almost com
pleted under the direction of Frank
Dorey, and is ready for the binder.
It is planned to have the manuscripts
bound in leather with gold lettering.
Each member of the class has a com
plete section for his work—each of
his manuscripts bearing his autograph
and his section characterized by his
legend. There will be a short preface
to the anthology written by Professor
Marshall, instructor of the class.
The contributors to the anthology
and magazine are Sybil Barrow, Frank
Dorey, Helen Douglas, Bernard Foster,
Flora Huffman, Philip Kelsey, Gloria
Leslie, l'riscilla Palmer, Cora Worth
Parker, (ireig Ritchie, Ralph Spillman,
Alice Swick, and George Wilson.
Monday, April 18—Mr. Thomas C,
Hood of Southern Dairies will talk
on "The Manufacture of lee
Tuesday, April 19—Dr. Joel Seidman
will discuss "Recession and Re
Wednesday, April 20—Silent chapel
meeting in the hut.
Thursday, April 21—Class meetings.
Friday, April 22—Dr. James Myers
of New York City.
Monday, April 25—Dean Thomas W.
Graham of Oberlin College.
Tuesday, April 26 Silent chapel
meeting in the hut.
Wednesday, April 27—Dramatic club.
Thursday, April 28—Class meetings.
Friday, April 29—Piano recital by
Mrs. Harvey Idling.
hind him, lie's going to prove their su
periority yet, but since lie only has two
weeks to go, and Floyd is nusy juggling
Ids mathematical figures to make the
book-list for ills reading 011 the Evolu
tion of tiie Boy Scout movement come
out at To books. Mr. Shepherd, at least,
lias despaired sufficiently of the results
to promise Butch that if it's proven by
May I he'll publish the thesis.
Of course Bucky Woolston came out
with the A-grade idea writing his thesis
on Faculties in tin" Southern Associa
tion, and ending up by proving that
Guilford was tops in this respect.
ltuth Hopkins shocked the head of
the welfare department in Greensboro
into a new respect of senior ability
when she broke the news to him that
she was going to make a study in one
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Published Semi-Montlily by the Students of Guilford College
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., APRIL 16, 1938
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Madeline Smalley, of Maplewood. N. J., who is pictured above,
has been selected by the Guilford student body to reifjn over the
May festivities May 6. Miss Smalley has the distinction of beintf
the first "Yankee" to reign on campus in several years.
IS RECEIVED BY COLLEGE
Gift of Thousand Dollars Is Made by
Former Ktgident of North
IS MEMORIAL TO EX I'M IN THANK
(ruilforri College, lint 011 the cold,
cold, trail of tin* fugitive philanthropist,
recently became the surprised recipient
of an unsolicited legacy of SI.IMNI. tax
free, postpaid, and untainted. Th • gift
was made by the late Jennie K. T'li
thank, of Spiceland. Iml.
Mrs. I ntliank "Aunt Jennie." as
.she was affectionately called by her
friends was a native of North Caro
lina and was born near (Joldsboro.
I'pon the death of her father, a native
of Pasquotank county, N. C„ she moved
to the lloo*icr state ill 1572. Iler dis
tant residence, liowever. did not pre
vent her from being consistently pres
ent at the North Carolina Yearly Meet
ing of Friends which meets annually
here in New (Sarden Mooting House.
| She was last here in August, li>3o.
The statement of tin* bequest, an
nounced Dr. Ciyde A. Milncr, stipulates
that "the sum of sl.rou" be known as
the Kxuin Cut hank Memorial Fund in
memory of the donor's deceased hus
band, Samuel Kxum I'lithank. The
money is to he used either to create
new scholarships or to increase the en
dowment fund which, it is hoped will
soon reach the goal of SI(IO,MMI.
WARBLERS IN FLORIDA
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Above are pictured four Guilford songsters with their pilot
through Florida. Reading, from left to right, they are Kathleen
Leslie, Cora Worth Parker, Bus-driver Paul Cook, Lucy Gaunt,
and Hazel Ruth Adams.
CHOIR TO HAVE ANNUAL
! BANQUET IN GREENSBORO
Former Members of the Choir and
Others to Be Special Guests in
SAW YER IS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Hy way of a breathing spell between
its recently completed southern tour
and its proposed trip to Winston-Salem
the Guilford College Choir will meet
tonight at ti::iO o'clock in the Masonic
Temple in Greensboro to give itself a
■ collective (and well deserved) pat on
tin- back and to attend a banquet being
he'd there for nil present and past
members of the Choir. Guests of the
organization will include Mrs. Weis,
I>r. I.jung. Dr. and Mrs. Milner, and
. Mr. and Mrs. Caul Cook. Charlotte
, I'arkcr will act as toast mistress for
I tile occasion.
The program, as scheduled by Keitt
Sawyer, chairman of the committee in
charge of preparations, will include
songs by Eileen Dornsief, speeches by
-everal of the faculty members present;
also slated to speak is Paul Cook,
driver of tile bus 011 the Choir's recent
' Florida trip. A journal of the trip
\vi 1 be read by Keitt Sawyer, and
-1 Hetty Trotter will read several selec
* lions from a collection of overheard
and hastily jotted dialogues.
1 Including both present and former
- members of the Choir, around tM) per-
sons are expected to attend the ban
> qUet. I.atest reports from Keitt Sawyer
- indicate that the color scheme em
-1 ployed in the decorations will be criin
| sou and gray.
Dramatic Council Presents
One-Act Play Production
Date Is Announced
Dean Beittel has announced that
room reservations for men will he
made Monday evening, April 18.
This year the rising seniors are to
he given their choice of rooms, with
the rising juniors and sophomores
selecting rooms in order of class
standing. Heretofore men students
have been reserving unoccupied
rooms on the first-come-first-served
basis, allowing returning students
first option on their old rooms. Next
year's seniors will reserve rooms
Monday evening from 7:30 until
8:00; juniors from 8:00 until 8:30,
and sophomores from 8:30 until 9:00.
PLANS FOR MAY DAY
Six Dances and Double Fea
ture Attraction Are
MRS. SMITH WRITES PLAY
Practice for May Day began with tlio
return from spring vacation. This
year's program promises to lie surpris
ingly different as well as beautiful. It
is to In- in tile form of a playlet given
before the May Queen and her court.
The play was written by Mrs. Snmrny
Smith and will include the unusual fea
ture of a "little queen," to be played
by Polly Morton.
Tile characters in I lie play will be
Duke. T.ucy Gaunt; Duchess, Audrie
Gardliam; Heggars, I .online Jenkins,
Anna Slmltz; Clowns, Hon Fitzgerald,
Mary Jane Gibbons, Until Lamb; Ser
vant girl, Josephine Conrad; Milkmaids,
Sibyl Harrow, Eunice Ilollomau, Helen
Wlnyler; ltobln Hood. Margaret
Jacobs; Sweep, who crowns the little
queen, will l)e Dot Chappell.
Included in the play arc six dances;
the Maypole dance, a Morris dance, a
dance by the court attendants, another
by the modern dance group, and a dance
of the hobby horses.
WILL GO TO INSTITUTE
I*arker t Ashcraft, and Suiter to Spend
Ten Days at Chapel Hill
•In nidi's Cora Worth Parker and
Thomas Asia-raft, accompanied by I'ro
fossor W. o. Suiter, of the social science
department of Cuilford College, have
won scholarship to tin- Carolina Insti
tute of International Relations to be
held at Chapel Hill June KS to 'SX
Selected by a faculty committee from
interested students, these Cuilfordimis
will spend the ten days of the Institute
hearing lectures and participating in
discussions on the political, the eco
nomic, and the religious phases of peace
and international relations.
Leading thinkers in these respective
fields will be present for tile session
which is a continuation of the I>uke
I'niversity Institute. This year's meet
ing will lie under the joint auspices of
liie American Friends Service commit
tee and the University of North Caro
Choir Lads an
"Rejoice and Merry Be"
"Twas n dark and stormy night," thf
basses growled, when darkness sud
denly came ill out of tile rnin-dnrknes*
not wholly unexpected, for from scat
tered flashlights over the room came
feeble streams of light which concen
trated on one man, desperately wav
ing a stick in one hand, a white hand
kerchief in tile other. Moses was defi
nitely "going down."
"lie.joice and -Merry Be" tended to
merry be at the calm preparedness of
Tabor ('Myites when a thunderstorm
twiddled with the lights of the audi
torium where the choir gave the lirst
concert of its spring trip. Of course
the excitement did not run so high as
il had at .Springfield when "Ilezzlc's"
baton broke on the down beat, and
spiraled up into the air, to gently settle
into a three-point landing at the feet
of two young females 011 the front row.
Two Comedies and a Tragedy
MARSHALL IS DIRECTOR
"A Happy Journey," "Riders to the
Sea," and "The Pot Boiler"
Tin' Dramatic Council will present
three one-net plays in Memorial liall
next Saturday night. The plays, which
will constitute the spring presention of
the council, will commence at 8:15.
Selected for production are Thornton
Wilder'* "A Happy Journey to Tren
ton and Camden," J. M. Synge's "Riders
to the Sea" and "The Pot Boiler," by
Alice (Serstenherg. in presenting this
program, the council hopes not only to
offer a well-rounded night's entertain
ment, lint li> give as many students as
possible the opportunity of participat
"A Ilappy Journey," which is staged
in the regular Wilder scenery less man
ner. is cast as follows: Elmer, Marion
Ilullf; Caroline, Hazel Simpson: lietllah,
Kathleen Leslie; Arthur, lirayton
Heath; Kate Kirby, Anna Shultz: and
the stage manager, Tom Taylor.
"Itiders to the Sea," premier among
one-act tragedies in which the Council
111>] it's to "break new ground." will be
enacted by Uutli Hopkins as Maurya ;
Mill Furman as Hartley; Hea Kohr as
Kathleen; Audrie Gardham as Norn;
and "keening" for atmosphere will be
supplied by Charlotte Parker, I'.obbie
Maellae, .Mary Laura McArthur, Vir
glnia Kuquay, Hazel liiistin, Polly Mor
ton. and Itntli Anderson.
"The Pot I toiler," satire whose fame
lias risen to "the most effective comedy
in one-act play literature" has among
its cast (ieorge Wilson as Slid : tiowinan
Stafford as Wouldby; Corky Parker as
Mrs. Pencil; Tom Taylor as Inkwell;
Hetty May Trotter as Miss )vor.\ : Liu
din White as Ituler; and Milton Ander
son as 1 vory.
Charlotte Parker will serve as I i,uc:,
Director Holwrt K. Marshall's chief a
sistant for the production. Pete
Moore is chairman of the business and
advertising end of the organization.
Stanley Lewis, with Jack Lindsay as
his assistant, is stage manager. Mary
Laura McArthur is head of the property
committee. Arthur Wolf and Jack
Lindsay are in charge of the lighting.
Mary Priscilla Biouch is head of the
Costume committee with Betty Locke
serving with her as co-chairman. Mem
bers of the play production class have
done most of the technical work on
"Itiders to the Sea."
MRS. MILNER ATTENDS
MARITAL MEET AT U.N.C.
Accompanied by Clarence Woolston
on April 12. and by Miss (lons and
Flora Huffman on April 15, Mrs. Mil
ner attended the fourth nnnual con
ference on conservation of marriage
and the family at Chapel Hill. Fea
tured prominently on the conference
program were discussions of the prob
lems involved in teaching marriage, but
considerable time was also devoted to
other topics relating to marriage and
I'o the present session of the con
ference came hundreds of persons from
14 different states, representing high
school and college teachers, doctors,
lawyers, ministers, and students of mar
Every concert on the southern tour
luul sonic iH'culiarit.v to make tJie place
of its birth memorable—"Going Home"
with changing blue lights in the thea
tre at Hartsville; the wonderful "give,
brethren, give" oration of the minister
at Dunnellon; the audience at Albe
marle (this impressed some in the choir
more than others).
Likewise the temporary abodes left
their impressions on the choristers.
Once in a while the usually strictly en
forced rule, LEAVE GRIPING AT
HOME, was broken by roommates
moved by unsatisfactory living condi
tions ; but more frequently the conver
sations dwelt upon "that wonderful
chicken," or "they gave us a pint of
ice cream apiece!" or "they had a
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