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Elections 27th; Straw Vote Picks Nunn As May Queen
Rough Spots for
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Will Be Gaily Costumed;
"Something old, something new," —
that's the theme of the Guilford College
Dramatic Council's annual spring play
to be presented on April 13 and 14.
"Something old"—Shakespeare's "Much
Ado About Nothing"; "something new"
—an all-girl production. With a east
of 18, the girls play everything from
leading ladies to villlans and policemen.
Mary Joyce Martin, with a twist of
the mustache and a low-pitched voice,
becomes a leading man, recently re
turned from the wars. Nancy Nunn
plays the part of a debonair young
lover, Claudio, and Ethel Perry, Mary
Butler, l'riscilla Nichols, Itoxie Rober
son, Helen Stabler, Sue Shelton, and
June Ilinshaw all become "men about
town." Mary Frances Chilton portrays
a respected aged father, and Elizabeth
Moses is temporarily ordained into the
Cornelia Knight and Violet Shurr
supply the humour as the Constable
and his assistant, while Mildred Ridge
takes notes for "Judge" Knight. The
leading ladies will be played by Beth
Frederick, Madge Conrad, Elizabeth
Dietz and Marion Squire.
The other members of the play pro
duction class are working on the scen
ery, lighting, costuming, and prompt
Dr. Furnas has been quoted as saying
that "Much Ado About Nothing" should
prove an "interesting and invigorating
change from the usual line of play pro
Guilford in 'New York Times'
In the Sunday edition of the New-
York Times, March 11, in the educa
tional column there appeared a short
article on the Arnold Biblical Collection
Germs Invade Guilford
And Overpower Victims
The little germ flu to the tip of Mr.
Fancoast's nose and smiled smugly.
However, he was rudely awakened to
the fact that here was a man who
only too well could take care of a silly
little germ like him because of the
wholesome life he led. The germ winked
its streptococci and caused a sneeze
that sent him to greener pastures,
namely those of Guilford college
whose resistance was low.
During the last two weeks Mrs. Pow
ell lias administered her soothing hand
to over twenty miserable human beings.
These girls bad colds of all shapes anil
sizes, and the infirmary had it over
Grand Central as to ingoing and out
There's nothing like that feeling you
have when in the middle of the night
someone wakes you up, tips a tray
onto your chest and commands you to
eat breakfast. Following this comes
the line up for roll call and art work
on the tonsils in Mrs. Powell's room.
Amy Raiford, Dorry Losges, and Nancy
Osborn felt **!*!*! after the painting!
Tuesday, March 27—Conrad, for
mer Y.W.C.A. secretary in South
America and now with American
Friends Service Committee.
Thursday, March 29—A. Hall.
Tuesday, April 3—Mrs. E. Daryl
Thursday, April s—James Tobin.
Tuesday, April 10—I)r. Curt Vic
Thursday, April 12—l'nschelule(l.
Campaign on Campus
Ends; $2,500 Pledged
Archdale Cooperates 100%;
Parsons Leads 58 Workers;
$245,000 Now Pledged
The termination of the campus cnm
pain for the Guilford College Develop
ment fund brings the total contributions
up to $245,000. Students have contrib
uted approximately $2,500 and possibly
will reach the $.3,000 mark within the
next few weeks.
Archdale Hall kept ahead in the con
test among the dormitories. I'nder the
leadership of Dorothy Neece, Marie
Eliott, Geraldine Whitley, and Virginia
Jordan, Archdale gained 100 per cent
Mary Ilobbs and Founders did not lag
far behind, lacking only live or six
contributors in each dorm.
At the chapel program on March 20,
a letter from Mr. J. Douglas Foster
was read which expressed his thanks
for the leadership and participation of
The campaign is meeting great suc
cess in Raleigh, Durham, Burlington
and Chapel Ilill. The Greensboro area
will start on April G. with 250 workers
soliciting. Dr. Philip W. Furnas and
Dr. Eva G. Campbell are the faculty
leaders for this area. David 11. Par
sons. Jr.. leads the 58 workers in the
rural Guilford County community. The
quota for this area is $150,000, of which
$82,000 has already been pledged.
A chosen few were allowed to stay
where tlie.v were while Mrs. Powell said
gleefully, "Throw your head over the
side of the bed." Nose drops were
trickled into the groaners'nostrils. Due
to her fever Anne Perkins took her seri
ously and was unhooking her left
clavicle when she was waylaid.
Lucky were the girls such as Peggy
Taylor, Maxine Itay, and Pinky Voor
hees who had messengers waiting down
stairs to rush to Clyde's at their every |
whim. Witness—Peggy's I-lershey bar,
Maxine's sailboats and l'inky's oranges.
"Vogue" and "Mademoiselle" pro
vided ample diversion for those who j
had huge quarterlies coming up. Peggy [
Stabler and Betty Hay found it a little
unnerving to rave about a dress they
wanted only to look at the date on the
magazine cover —193!)!
The invalids, after unwinding them
selves from their sheets and spilling
ink down the front of their pj's said
good-bye to Mrs. Powell with averted
coughs. Two minutes later they were
sneezing joyfully on being reunited with
their lonesome roommates.
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., MARCH 24. 1945
Nancy Nunn and Virginia Weatherly, May Queen and Maid-of-Honor,
respectively, as determined by) straw vote.
T Presents Easier
Play on March 29
Perry, Kadow, Danenburg
Take Leading Roles in Play,
"The Terrible Meek"
The Student Christian Association,
formerly the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A., is
, sponsoring an Easter play, "The Ter
, rible Meek," by Charles Kennedy, which
will be presented on Thursday, March
2!t at 8 o'clock in Memorial Hall.
There are three roles which are filled
by Ethel Perry, August Kadow, and
William Danenburg. It is a dramatic
presentation of the crucifixion of Jesus
The play is being presented with the
hope of giving emphasis to the Kaster
season. There will In l 110 admission fee.
Library Adds Many
Volumes to Shelves
Books by Sandburg, Adams,
Chase, Tarkington Present
Various Fields of Interest
I The library lias a large number of
[ new books which will soon be put on
the shelves. Two of the finest of these
are the complete Abraham- Lincoln by
Carl Sandburg, done in five illustrated
volumes, and James Truslow Adams'
The March of Democracy, a history
of the United States, in six volumes.
Stuart Chase's book Democracy Un
iler Pressure, is a vital addition, as
is The Hall,mi Background by Bernard
Newman who lias a deep knowledge
of the peasants in the Balkan states.
All intriguing volume is Miracles
Ahead by Carlisle and Latham, reveal
ing how science and invention will im
prove our tomorrow.
11l religion, The Qcnins of Public
Worship by Heimoath is a practical,
enriching book on how public and pri
vate worship differ, while in art there
is Prom Drama to Theater by Kerno
dle, which illustrates the evolution of
our "picture frame and living picture"
stage of today from graphic art itself.
For the admirers of Lincoln, there
is a biography of the man who taught
him: Mentor Graham by Duncan and
The new fiction includes Image of
Josephine by Booth 'Partington, Young
'l 11 by Herbert Bast, and Hchold Trou
ble by Granville Hicks, a pertinent
novel in which the central character
is a conscientious objector it, rural
America who "looked for peace . . .
and behold, trouble;"
T Sponsors Visits
Does Spring Vacation curtailment
get you down? Go to faculty homes
Sunday night from 7:30 to 9:30.
The following are available: Fur
nas', Ott's, Victorius', Hawortli's,
Moore's, and Heittel's. Have YOU
Students May Vole
By Absentee Ballots
SAB Amends Constitution
To Give Privilege; Patty
Shoemaker Is in Charge
At the last regular meeting of the
Student Affairs Board, held on March
8, the board decided to amend the con
stitution, the issue being absentee bill
After a discussion it was voted that
absentee voting could take place under
the following conditions: The person's
absence must be excused by the dean.
The written excuse must be presented
to the election chairman on receipt of
the ballot. The absentee's ballot must
lie signed and returned to the election
committee no later than 8:30 a.m. on
the designated election day. If the
person is in the infirmary the excuse
must be signed by the nurse.
This year those who have to make
use of the privilege must contact the
chairman of elections committee, Patty
Seniors Become Frantic As
Thesis Deadline Approaches
Knell sophomore says confidentially
to her best friend as she sees poor
harried seniors stewing nround trying
frantically to whip tip a thesis before
April 14, "Listen, Susie: I'm gonna be
smart and do MI// thesis when I'm a
Each junior says confidentially to
her best friend as she sees frantic
seniors plunging from Chapel Hill to
Washington to Duke to W.C. in search
of "material for another page," "las
ten, Susie. I'm gonna do my thesis
next semester. None of this hustle
bustle stuff for me!"
Each senior says to lier best friend
at the beginning of the year, "I'm
gonna do my thesis right away—next
week maybe. Then I won't be worry
ing about it at the last minute."
April 1 comes around. Some seniors
nre serenely, placidly, calmly going
Wealherly, Powell Are
Runners-Up in Vote;
Poll Open 8:30-4:00
According to the straw vote taken
March 13, Nancy Nunn will be this
year's May Queen, Virginia Weatherly
will be Maid of Honor, and Hetty Jane
Powell is runner-up.
Campus elections will be held on
March 27. The polls will be open from
8:30 to 4 o'clock. Absentee bailotting
is permissible. All petitions should be
presented to the election committee
three days before the election. Patty
Shoemaker is election chairman.
Running for editor of the Quaker are
Mary Joyce .Martin, Betty Ray, and
Peggy Stabler. Runner-up becomes
managing editor. Mary Frances Chilton,
Sarah Lewis, and Iconise Abbott are
running for business manager.
The May Queen will be chosen from
one of the following: Julia Nelson,
Nancy Nunn, Barbara Williams, Mar
jorie Hoffman, Betty Jane Powell, Mar
tha McLennan, Virginia Ashcraft, Vir
ginia Weatherly, Clara Belle Monroe,
and Mary Ellen Jordan.
The one receiving the highest vote
for editorship of the Guilfordian be
comes editor; the runner-up is manag
ing editor, and third highest Is associ
ate editor. Those running for this office
are John Haworth, Roberta Reid, and
Martha McLellan. Helen Stabler and
Shirley Williams are up for business
Candidates for president of the com
bined YMCA and YWCA are Alice
Ekeroth and Eddie Hiraba.vashi; vice
president, Doris Shute and Helen Stab
ler; secretary, Dan Beittel and Lucille
Oliver; and treasurer, Norman Good
ridge and David Brown.
Mary Joyce Martin is the nominee
for president of the Dramatic Council.
Grace Siler, Peggy Taylor, and Sue
Shelton are running for Choir president.
(Continued on I'age Three)
Musicians Plan Recitals
The Music Department is planning
seevral student recitals this spring, in
cluding a general recital to be presented
in a few weeks. Junior music majors
Betty Anne Brown and Sue Shelton
will give a recital on May 1, and Aileen
Gray and I'eggy Taylor, May 3. Dr.
10. 11. P. Weis, head of the college music
department, stated that plans are being
made for two general recitals to be
given Inter in the spring.
about like so ninny careless juniors,
but the majority are buzzing around,
their eyes slightly glazed, their Angers
crooked with writer's cramp, and the
crack of the whip is loud in their ears.
Why does Bertie Robertson attach
herself to a group when someone re
marks casually, "Ileck, 1 never listen
to him. I just sit there and day dream
and day dream!" She does it because
she sees in the otlilng another example
for her thesis on "Daydreams."
Patty Shoemaker speeds up to Wash
ington to investigate Settlement Houses,
while Marge Huber retires to the se
clusion of the Infirmary to muse about
■Mysticism. Bobby "Woodrow" Wil
liams ardently defends Naturalism
from onslaughts by I>r. Furnas. Max
Ray thumps out "Mathematics in
Prance" with one linger on a type
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