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Guilford Gives 15th Performance of 'Messiah', Dec. 14th
Jeffre and Victorius
Lead Quarter Grades
With All 'A' Record
According to quarter grades released
from the office of the registrar, Miss Era
liiisley, two students made all A's, as
compared with the same number at
the first quarter of last year. They
are Itia Jeffre and Clans Victorius.
Eight students made sill A's but one,
an increase over the seven of last year.
They are: Senta Anion, Winifred Ellis,
Margaret Jones, Raoul Kann, Roy
Leake, Charles Lewis, Jane Marshall.
Seventeen students made all A's and
It's, a decrease from the 24 of last year.
They are: Virginia Ashcraft, Ruth Bab,
Martha Elizabeth Bell, Hugh Brown,
Benjamin Brown, Edelweisse Brower,
Nancy Graves, Mary Ellen Jordan.
Helen Lyon, Rosemary Nunn, Elfried
Pennekamp, i-ee H. Poole, Sam Price.
Charlotte Speare, Edith Swisher, Gerda
Ungar, Cora Jane Walters.
Three students made all B's. eam
pared to one of last year. They are:
Withelmina Bickley, Mildred Pegram,
Edward Clark Wilson.
Thirty students passed less than nine
hours, compared with 20 of last year.
Four students passed only one subject,
over three of last year. Two students
passed no work at all, an Increase from
the one of last year.
A great decrease was found in the
number of students who passed less
than nine hours with a C average.
There are only (10 compared to 83 of last
This year the enrollment is 352, while
lust year there were 386 students regis
Fine Arts Club to Assist
In Sale of Opera Tickets
The Fine Arts club, headed by Presi
dent Barbara Anderson, vice-president
Barbara Clark, and secretary Henry
Lane, will cooperate with the Knterpi
club in Greensboro by selling tickets
to an opera which it is sponsoring.
The opera. "The Bartered Bride," by
Sinetana, is being given by the Federa
tion of Music clubs. It will be pre
sented in the Ayoock auditorium at
Woman's college on Monday, Novem
ber 17. at 8:IO. Tickets are priced from
35c to sl.lO, and may be purchased
from any number of the Fine Arts
Guilford Nightly Lights Out
Delayed Till Witches' Hour
By I'OIIKV FIKM)
Twas her idi'H, Buthie's, and tlio
W.A.A. forged 11 hen(l with ambitious
plans for n Hallowe'en Carnival to
quandry the campus for a week. Cos
tumes? Penny piteliin', bobbin' for ap
ples—all the old stunts.
And then the eorn started poppin '
Byway of Madame Milner, a progres
sive dean who slices cucumber into
punch to excite her party guests,
soldiers were invited to this, a Quaker
campus. And on Saturday night when
they flowed into the gym strong
they were met ly cooperative Guilford
girls. Sit stronger. Quite a juggling job
undertaken by receptionists Lloyd and
Jessup, and Christine Foster who of
ficiated at the drawing of the numbers.
Once couples were happily estab
lished, Nature took its course and the
Y Delegates Attend
Hear Outler, Nelson
At Semi-Annual Meeting
Of Christian Associations
Mary Belle Clark. Marie Grumhreeht,
Hazel Key, Charlie Lewis, Anne Sell
wider. Margaret Townsend, Sadie
White, and Dan Young, of the Y.W.C.A.
and Y.M.C.A., attended a State Confer
ence held at the North Carolina college
for Negroes at Durham, 011 Sunday, No
Dr. Outler of Duke university spoke
on* "A Christian Faith Adequate for
Our Times" during the morning session.
Claude Nelson, the national director of
the World Student Service Fund, spoke
011 that organization's need for in
creased aid from America this year.
Jimmy Wilder, the part-time Y.M.C.A.
secretary in the southern region, dis
cussed the Christmas Assembly held by
the Christian Associations once every
college generation. This year it will be
held at Miami university, at Oxford,
Ohio, from December 27 to January 3.
The Guilford Y.W.C.A. is sending Anne
Schneider as its delegate, and the men
are also planning to have a represen
This month's Y membership meeting
will lie in the form of a retreat to lie
held on Sunday. November 10th. Supper
will lie served following a business
meeting. A discussion is being planned
for tile evening portion of the retreat.
W.A.A. helped her along with smooth
dance music and the golden glow of a
harvest spotlight. Bound and round
whirled the dancers, Jersey City "jit"
struggling with Carolina crawl. Midst
the excitement of ping pong, shuffle
board, bingo, and palm-reading (who
says Joyce can't still toss a line) many
confidences were exchanged, many
Then at quarter till (you know the
hour) refreshments were served. And
Guilford girls knew something was up,
for we don't begin to serve refresh
ments 15 minutes before shut-eye time.
It just isn't done. Then didn't young
Melville throw the crowd with his
astonishing announcement. For the
first time in the history of Guilford
college—chalk another up for defense
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., NOVEMBER 15. 1941
Pacifists Plan Social
Work in Community
Members of Group
At Negro School
Each Sunday afternoon members of
the Pacifist Picussion group meet in
the Hut to discuss principles of paci
fism. At present the group is studying
techniques of pacifism with the aid of
books and articles.
For several week-ends the group has
invited boys from the Buck Creek Civil
ian Public Service Camp to the campus,
and they have led the discussions at the
Sunday meetings. Each Saturday after
noon several members of the group hike
down to the Woodyside Negro grade
school, where they organize games and
playground recreation. By this contri
bution toward better inter-racial under
standing, the students are putting into
everyday living} some of their bases for
I Since the organization of the group
|in the fall of liHO its members have
jlieen helping in various ways through
lout the community. Some met with the
| West Market Street Methodist Young
j People's group in Greensboro: others
| chopped wood in the slum area, helped
I busy mothers with their children, and
conducted story telling hours.
I Guilford is the only college in this
| vicinity to have nn organized pacifist
group, and it has been found that con
! tact with other pacifists of Greensboro
colleges is mutually beneficial,
j The activities and meetings of Guil
ford's Pacifist Discussion group are ar
ranged by a steering committee consist
ing of Malcolm Crooks, Corky Field, and
| Margaret Townsend.
All Guilfordinns are welcome to at
tend these informal Sunday afternoon
j discussion periods and to join in the
I work of the group.
Collection to be Taken
During Worship Service
During the worship service con
ducted by Or. A. I>. Iteittel in chapel
on Wednesday, November 1!>. a col
lection will he taken h.v the Social
Service committee of the Christian
I'art of the collection will he used
for distributing Thanksgiving bask
ets to the poorer people in the com
n utility. The remainder will he used
for a Christmas party for Negro
These activities are regular pro
jects of the Social Service commit
tee, of which .Margaret Jones is
Scholarship Society Fetes
Honor Roll Students
The Guilford Scholarship Society gave
a party for honor roll students on Sat
urday, November S. in the Hut. Officers
of the Society are: President—Charles
Lewis: vice-president—Elfried I'enne
kainp, and secretary-treasurer Mar
Attending the party were faculty
members I)r. Eva Campbell, .Miss Doro
thy L. Gilbert, and I)r. Ilarvey A. Ljung,
and students Winifred Ellis, Corinne
Field, Gerhard Friedrich, Margaret
Jones, Tohey Laitin, Hoy Leake, Charles
Lewis. Robert McAllister. Hernice Mer
ritt. Virginia Pope, Clans Victorius, and
Charles Lewis had charge of enter
tainment. Refreshments were served by
Margaret Jones and Hernice Merritt.
Conductor . . .
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. . . I)r. Ezra 11. F. Weis will direct
the fifteenth annual presentation ;f
ll nuclei's "Messiah" here, December 14.
Wiley Kyser Will Play
At Monogram Club Dance
Wiley Kyser will bring his hand
and vocalist to play for the annual
fall Monogram club fiance, to be
held oil Saturday, November 22, in
the gymnasium. The dance will last
from 7:45 to 10:45.
Because there was some misun
derstanding last year concerning
Hewers, the club members this year
are discouraging corsages alto
The admission will he fi6 cents,
including a 10% national defense
tax. Tickets may he secured from
Bob Nolan, Dink Hail, John Down
ing, or Fretl Taylor,
If you are planning to bring an
( IV-campus date, he sure to register
with Mrs. Milner before 12 o'clock
Kl lichee will call the figures lit the
square dance tonight in the basement
of the gym at 7 :30.
The committee in charge, consisting
of Miss Christine Foster and Edward
Hehre, hopes to bring outside figure
callers to Guilford. "Tex" Sanders,
Field Secretary of the Peace Section
of the American Friends Service Com
mittee, litis already called n dance oil
campus thlh semester. I)an Fryesinger,
of Philadelphia, at present at the Civil
Public Service Camp at Buck Creek,
may conic to n campus square dance in
the near future.
Guilfordians Take Timc-Out
To Discuss the Weather
"Why. that's something you should
have learned down in the grades." en
courages Dr. Purdom as he tries to
teach the innocents the intricacies of
trig. With this same indomitable spirit
does he start potential meteorologists
(weathermen, to you) 01111 path through
extensive math and physics courses.
From here the rocky road leads to
the Greensboro Federal building, where
Civil Service exams in mathematics,
physics and meteorology are given.
Having survived the ordeal, reward is
Dr. E. H. F. Weis Will
Lead Chorus in 200 th
The two hundredth anniversary of
the writing of (J. P. Handel's oratorio
"file Messiah" will be commemorated
by the Guilford college chorus in its
fifteenth annual presentation of the
composition 011 Sunday afternoon, De
cember 14, in Memorial hall at 3:00.
"The Messiah" was first presented at
Guilford college in 1027 under the di
rection of Professor Max Noah, then
head of the department of music. The
singers were accompanied by piano. In
15)35 Ir. Ezra H. P. Weis joined the
faculty as head of the department of
music, and continued the practice of
presenting the oratorio each year, add
ing an orchestral accompaniment.
The chorus this year is composed of
the Guilford College A Cappeila Choir,
other students, and members of the
community. The singers will be accom
panied by an orchestra composed of
members of the Chamber Orchestra
and players from the community. The
four soloists will be from the com
munity and from other colleges.
The group will sing the following
choruses: And lie xltall purify; (> thou
that tellext (food tidings to /ion; Be
hold the Lamb of God; Surely He hath
borne our griefs; tml with II ix stripes
IPC are healed; lie trusted in (lad that
lie teauld delirer Him ; Lift lip your
headx, 0 ye gates; Hallelujah!; Since
by man eame death; Worthy ix the
Lamb, including the Amen chorus
which has never before been given at
Guilford. This chorus is not usually
sung, for most performances of "The
Messiah" conclude with the "Hallelu
jah !" chorus.
Handel wrote "The Messiah" in 1741.
lie finished it in -4 days, conducted
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Sociology Students Plan
This semester the Sociology seminar,
which meets every Tuesday night at the
home of I)r. A. I). Beittel, is studying
"Southern Regions." The 17 students,
nil sociology majors, have been discuss
ing all phases of life pertinent to the
south—religion, education, tenant farm
ing, and relationship between the
Next semester the subject for study
will lie "Crime." Outside speakers from
the F. 8.1, will be brought in, and there
will also be trips to penal institu
tions. criminal mid juvenile courts. The
group plans a trip to linleigh to visit
the state prison and interview Governor
Broughtou with regard to bis duties
nml relationships to prisoners.
In position sis .junior observer, lending
through industry and skill to work as,
j senior meteorologist.
"Hut," cautions I>r. I'nrdom, "it's
only the fellow with the college degree
who enn hope to make the grade. You
can't quit in your junior year and ex
pect to reach the top." And I'ncle Sam
pays well—sl2o every four weeks, and
a month's vacation with pay.
If you're interested in the work, De-
Armas Smith is the man to see. He's
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