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Popular Music Program "Footlights" To Be November 5
Dee Waring Smith Will
Direct Music Program
The fall music production, "Foot
lights," will lip presented on the stage
of Memorial 1 Hall on November 5, at
S o'clock. The production is under
the direction of I>ee Waring Smith, Jr.
The program will feature David
Evans playing the Symphonic Poem,
"Tomorrow," from Warner Brothers'
Constant Xiniiph. Also featured will lie
Barbara Colin, singing "When I Look
At You," and Frank Miles, soloing
in "Close To You." Both are making
their tirst appearance on the Guilford
Forming a new organ and piano
team this year are Patricia Lockwood
and Betty Anne Anderson. Miss Lock
wood Witt also direct the songs in
which the audience will join. Another
vocalist. Sue Shelton, will give her in
terpretation of "St. Louis Blues."
The entire cast includes Barbara
Colin, Linda Fell, Sue Shelton, Doris
Knclius, I'eggy Taylor, Barbara Ander
son, Polly Korn, Anne Perkins, Fu
(Con tin licit on Pane Four)
Committee Plans Chapel
Programs and Lectures
The Friday evening lecture commit
tee, headed by William Edgerton, has
met and planned the Friday evening
programs and chapel schedules for the
rest of the tirst semester.
On November 5, the popular music
program, "Footlights," will lie pre
sented by the students at 8 o'clock
in Memorial Hull. Mrs. Milner will
speak on "Christ in Art" on Novem
ber 20 at 8 o'clock.
Other speakers who will appear in
chapel are: Miss Katharine C. Kicks:
Itnlilii Fred 1. Itypins, of Greensboro;
l*r. Sturgis E. Leavitt, of the Uni
versity i f North Carolina; Edwin L.
Duckies, of the American Friends Ser
vice Committee; Raymond Kaighn, of
Greensboro; Dr. Anup Singh, from
India, editor of / ndhi Tori a if ; Gerhard
Friedrich : and the A Cappella Choir.
There's Something About
A Soldier:-Could Be!
Three weeks ago out of HTC No. 10
in our local metropolis, came 39 to-be
aviators to brighten the lives of love
lorn campus damsels. These stout
hearted men after walking 20 miles on
the previous day rode to Guilford
battleground for tile pure joy of the
walk back to Guilford College. Each
man thoughtfully took it upon himself
to accompany some timid girl who
might, otherwise become lest in the
darkness (and vice versa). Many
friendships were founded on that walk,
many romantic attachments were dis
covered. Few indeed survived the
truthful, revealing, daylight.
The more persistent soldiers re
turned to our lovely campus on the
following day bringing with tliem num
erous and assorted buddies. Kvery girl
who was eager to glimpse the stimu
lating scenery around social-square
Tuesday, October 26—A Cappclla
Thursday, October 28—I)r. Furnas.
Tuesday, November 2—Miss Kicks.
Thursday, November 4—Rabbi F. I.
Tuesday, November !) Raymond
Thursday, November 11—Ed Duck
ies speaking on "World Govern,
"Spring Offensive" Is
Choice For Fall Play
Nunn, Weatherly, Wright,
Furnas, Schneider Have
Leads in Tentative Cast
"Spring Offensive," a comedy by Dr.
Phili] W. Furnas, is the selection by
the Dramatic Council for the fall pro
duction this year.
The main plot is built around the
complications arising when Ingred Lar
son meets her brother, Gunnar, neither
knowing the other's identity since their
parents have been separated. Other
important characters are Robert Saint
sing, Celia Walton, Mrs. Walton, and
Soupy Wilson. Humor is added by
the Negro characters of Petunia Pas
sion and Risky Wliimmel.
Try-outs were held October 15-20.
The tentative cast now includes Nancy
Nunn as Ingred Larson; Jack Wright
as Robert Saiiitsing; Virginia Weath
erly, Celia Walton; Anne Schneider,
Mrs. Walton and Matt Bullock as
Soupy Wilson. Robert Furnas will
take the part of Gunnar Larsen: Billy
lieittel. the part of Evans Walton;
Mary Frances Chilton as Petunia Pas
sion and Charles Redman as Risky
I Wliimmel. James Lelir is cast in
tin' role of Fleniming and William
j Lambert will take tile part of L. F.
I The Play Production class is to
[assist with the properties, with make
up, with scenery and with directing.
J At present the Dramatic Council in
tends to present the production on
' December 4.
I was called into service. The buys were
thrilling conversationalists. They sat
and talked of their top sergeant: they
talked and talked about their drills:
] they ate and talked about the wonder
ful ford in camp, "Stacks of butter
that high—and cake!" A good time
1 was had by all the soldiers. Some
j girls, gn wing weary of too much
1 Army and too little chance to exhibit
any of their own talent, resorted to
subterfuge to get away. Many worked
in relays: "Now you take Elmer
around social square while I listen
to Clarence's K.I". troubles. When
you get tired of hearing about Elmer's
girl friend back home, we can switch."
Of course, there were the other cases
too. Three girls are still waiting for
their soldiers, who two weeks ago
went over to Cox Hall to wash their
hands before supper. Maybe the drains
slu uld be investigated.
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., OCTOBER 211, 1943
Federation of Music
Clubs to Meet Here
On October 26
Dr. Milner to Address
Meeting; Six Colleges, Six
Cities Are Represented
The Piedmont District Meeting of
the North Carolina Federation of
Music Clubs will meet at Guilford Col
lege October 20. The Piedmont sec
tion includes music clubs from Bur
lington, Greensboro, High Point, Win
ston-Salem, Spray, and Keidsville, and
from Elon, Greensboro, Woman's, High
Point, Guilford and Salem colleges.
The meeting will begin at 10 o'clock
in Memorial Hail with a wel
coming address by President Clyde A.
Milner. At chapel period the A Cap
pella Choir will offer the following
selections: Itcjoicc in tin Lord At
lini/m. by Fnrcell; > I nto the
Lord, by Junes: All, Jcsil!, by John
son and Ilodie: and Chrintnn nntiis
ixt, by Williams.
Mrs. Honnigmau, the Slate Presi
dent of the Federation of Music Clubs,
wil deliver a message. Martha S.
Butler, Piedmont District Director and
other state otticers will lie present.
At 1 :•'> o'clock luncheon will be
served in Fi unders dining hull for the
group. In the afternoon the Junior
.\lHsic Clubs will hold n business meet
ing and a musical program followed
I by a tea in the Music Building.
College Courses Are
Given At Gatlinburg
Credits Offered in Fields
Of Political Science.
English, and Philosophy
Guilford College Ims agreed to co
operate with the Civilian I'ulilic Serv
ice Camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, ill
making fully accredited college courses
available to members of the camp who
wish to continue their college work
in their spare time.
The faculty approved the list of
campers who were qualified to teach
the proposed courses which are: Phil
osophy 41-42, Political Science 31,
English 11, and English 23. President
Clyde A. Milner visited the camp to
confer with the camp faculty in order
to work out details insuring similarity
in nil respects to those courses offered
ill the same fields at Guilford.
This program is the outgrowth of
previous academic cooperation which
Guilford offered the camp while it was
located at Buck Creek, near Marion,
North Carolina. At that time a few
i f the faculty made a series of week
end visits to the camp for lectures,
and discussions on international rela
Sunday Vespers At G. C.
Guilford College will present a ves
per program of worship at Greens
boro College, Sunday evening. Octo
David Stanticld will give a talk and
Barbara Anderson will sing a hymn.
lu charge of the program are Bar
bara Williams and Helen Lewis.
Quaker Picture Schedule
Monday, October 23—French Club
on library steps at 1 o'clock.
Tuesday, October 26—Spanish Club
on library steps at I o'clock.
Wednesday, October 27—Skull Club,
Mem. Hall at 1 o'clock.
Further announcements will be
posted on the bulletin board.
Board of Trustees
Will Convene Here
Board Includes Eleven
Guilford Graduates and
Two Former Professors
Tile Guilford College Board of Trus
tees held its tirst meeting of the cur
rent school year on October 22 in the
I>. Ralph Parker Memorial room. Dud
ley D. Carroll, chairman, led the meet
Of the 14 members, all but three —
Elbert Russell, Richard Hollowell, and
I!i bolt ltaguii—are graduates of Gull
ford College. Two members—Mary
Petty and J. Milford Edgerton—at
tended the New Garden Boarding
School. Miss Petty was formerly
chairman of the Advisory Board. In
1880 she became a member of the tirst
facility of Guilford College. She
taught chemistry here and later be
came ,i chemistry professor at Wom
an's College, which position she still
holds. In V.:S7 she became the tirst
xvmati member of the board; Mabel
Kdgerton Burden, of the class of 1015,
is the second women to become a
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Guilford Students Indebted
To T. Gilbert Pearson
Have you ever wondered who was
responsible for the egg collection in
the library—or, perhaps, who started
the Athletic Association? These and
many more interesting facts about
Guilford may be found in T. Gilbert
Pearson's delightful and interesting
autohiigraphy "Adventures in Mini
Mr. Gilbert Pearson, the leading bird
conserver of his generation got liis
start —and a very unique start it was
-at Guilford College. In 1801, with
nothing more than a burning desire
for a college education and a sizeable
collectii u of birds' eggs he applied at
various colleges with no success. That
was. until he heard from President
I.yudou 1.. I lolibs, of Guilford College,
stating that the college would accept
bis collection in exchange for his board
and tuition for two years, if he would
also collect and mount birds for the
College Cabinet. This lie did and
much more in the six years he stayed.
Public speaking was emphasized in
the school at that time and it was,
be claims, one of the most valuable
accomplishments lie learned in aiding
and iu furthering his public work and
Alter graduating he taught Biology
lure and in Greensboro, until lie be
came the Secretary of the then newly
founded National Association of An
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Football and Hockey
Dancing and Games
Supper in Gym
A I'layday this afternoon, sponsored
by the W.A.A., will take the place of
the traditional homecoming celebra
However, many of the alumni,
faculty, and former students will he
on hand to meet the girls' varsity on
their field at 2:80 o'clock. Cora
Worth Parsons, Mrs. Kent, Julia Can
non. Catherine Pearson, Ophelia Den
liain are planning to play, while Rose
mary Nunn, Mildred ltageu, Margaret
Gamble and Miss Gilbert will cheer
from the sidelines.
The boys will do their share in the
entertainment by staging a football
game to begin at 4:00 o'clock. This
will he strictly intra-mural.
Dinner will be served for everyone
in the Gym at 0:00 o'clock. Although
the usual barbecue is unavailable,
there will lie plenty of food.
Dancing and games will conclude the
evening. About 50 soldiers have been
especially picked and invited to help
out with the entertainment.
The chairmen of the committees
working on the day's program are:
invitations—Alice Ekcroth; entertain
ment- Shirley Marshall; sports —Mar-
jorie Hoffman; food —Margery Iluber
and Maxine Kay.
Homecoming day this year has been
cancelled due to the fact that the
majority of alumni would lie unable
to lie present.
Many Friends' Periodicals
Filed in Guilford Library
j The Guilford College library now
lins a large file on hand of periodicals
i published by Friends,
i The Hritinli Friend has continued its
publication although it is reduced in
size because of war conditions. This
paper should interest American Friends
because of its reports 011 war condi
tions and the war work of English
Friends. Another Friends' periodical
which the library receives is The
Canadian Friend. It contains arti
cles 011 the conscientious objectors of
Canada and the activities of Friends
i Miss Kicks is anxious to secure coni
| plete tiles of all periodicals published
by Friends and will be glad to receive
copies of papers that are missing. She
j would also like to receive notice of or
further information of new publica
All effort lias been made to collect
tiles of the papers issued by the vari
ous CI'S camps. They now receive
The Ctnnpuna, published by the camp
at West Campton, New Hampshire,
and the Calumet, issued by the cauip
formerly at Huck Creek and now at