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W. A. A. Presents Traditional May Festivities on Campus
Class of 1945 Announces May Commencement Speakers
Rev. Elden Mills and
Dr. Henry Van Dusen
To Speak May 27,28
I)r. Henry Van Dusen, president of
Union Theloglcal Seminary, New York
City, and Rev. Elden H. Mills, pastor
of the First Church of Christ, West
Hartford, Conn., will give the com
mencement address and baccalaureate
sermon respectively, at the graduation
exercises to be held here May 27 and 28.
Dr. Van Dusen is a graduate of
Princeton University, received his doc
torate at the University of Edinburgh,
and has been on the faculty of Union
since 1026. He served as professor
of systematic theology and dean of
students before lie recently became
president. In addition he has written
Rev. Mills is a graduate of Hartford
Theloglcal Seminary and now holds
one of the leading pastorates in New
England. Under his leadership the
church school of his parish has de
veloped one of the best religious edu
cation programs in the United States.
He is also well known for his singing,
having performed for the students here
several years ago.
Gilbert Speaks to Club
Miss Dorothy L. Gilbert spoke on
"Emily Dickinson" to the Asheboro
Itook Club at their meeting yesterday
The American literature class in
their study of Emily Dickinson en
joyed a similar lecture by Miss Gilbert,
Wednesday May 2.
Seniors Bemoan Fact That
College Days Are at an End
The seniors are very talkative about
their leaving Guilford. They seem to
be eagerly awaiting their release from
their alma mater. As expressed by
Dee Waring Smith, "Frankly, I'll be
glad to get out of here. I am glad to
leave Guilford because now I can go
to Med school and settle down for a
while. I'm going to miss the place
more because of things that have hap
pened in the past than because of what
has happened during recent years."
Midge Hoffman feels that she is,
"Glad to get through . . . four years is
long enough to stay anywhere. I want
to come back and see all my friends
next year as I am going to miss Guil
ford very much when fall comes and
everyone starts packing clothes and
"Guilford," said Esther Demeo, "has
meant much to me and I have gotten
a great deal from being here. But life
goes 011 and so must I. I am looking
forward to what lies before me, now
that I have Guilford behind me."
Isob Beyer says, "I do not dare say
what I really think." But when urged
to say more, he replied, "I will miss
all the people we started out with and
I hope some day they can return to
Martha McLennan contributed, "I
have 'gained' a great deal at Guilford.
Dr. Henry Pitt Van Dusen who will
deliver the commencement address
Newlin, Beilfel Will
Speak to Seniors
Bradshaw, Thomas, Wood
Knight Will Speak In
Senior Chape! May 15, 17
The Senior class, in n recent meeting,
chose speakers for Senior week. May
15-17 th. Master of ceremonies for Tues
day will be Miss Gilbert with Dr. New
lin as faculty speaker. On Thursday
Mrs. Milner will be Master of Cere
monies with Dr. Beittel as speaker.
Student representatives are Hazel
Bradshaw and Dean Thomas for the
Seniors, Cornelia Knight for the Jun
iors, Hay Wood for the Sophomores,
and Beth Fredrick for the Freshmen.
Senior Week is an annual affair and
was instituted in 1936.
Hut I must admit, I am ready to go
forth and seek my fortune."
Judy .Nelson declares, "I've spent
enough time getting ready to get a job,
but I'm sorry to leave, because it was
here that I found the most important
thing in my life."
"Thank God!" sighed Maxine Ray.
"If I just make it, that'll be all."
"Well," answered Mary Ellen Jordan,
"sorry to go, lint in a way I'm ghul to
get out. What 1 hate most to leave
are the people. I know someday I'll
look back on my days at Guilford as
the best times in my life."
llean Thomas, before taking a shower
generously offered, "I'm going to hate
leaving Guilford." (Are you sure it's
Guilford, Dean?) "I have had four
pretty good years here. I am going
to miss the place; it has been good
experience. I am partial to small
church affiliated colleges anyway."
Virginia (Ashcan) Ashcraft replied.
"Well, it's certainly going to be fun
earning my own living . . . meeting
new friends . . . being independent."
AUyn Peters said, "I'm glad to be
getting out of school, but I shall miss
Guilford . . . especially in the Spring.
My friends and contacts with professors
have meant most to me."
Patty Shoemaker is "Very glad to
get out of college. I am sure that by
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. MAY 5, 1945
Binford, Gainey, and
At Faculty Banquet
Gilbert, Furnas, Newlin
Speak in Behalf of Three
Retiring Faculty Members
Thursday evening, May 3, the college
held n faculty banquet to honor its
retiring members: Miss Maude L.
Gainey, Dr. Raymond Binford, and
Mr. .1. \Vilmer Pancoast. They were
given gifts by the rest of the faculty.
After a dinner of fried chicken, Dr.
Milner as toastniaster introduced the
speakers of the evening. Miss Dorothy
L. Gilbert spoke in behalf of Miss
Gainey and recalled her long and faith
ful service to the college. She came
here in 1901 as secretary to President
L. L. Hobbs.
Dr. Philip Furnas then honored Dr.
Binford, president emeritus. Dr. Bin
ford came here in 1901 as a teacher
of biology and geology, lie became presi
dent of the college in 191S and con
tinued in that capacity until Dr. Mil
ner took over the duties in 1934.
l)r. Algie Newlin read an original
poem in which he related many humor
ous incidents in Mr. Pancoast's life
which were unknown to the present
A background of music for the ban
quet was furnished by Margery Huber.
cellist, Dottie Shute, violinist, and
Betty Anne Brown, pianist.
Arrival of Yearbook
Quaker to Be Dedicated
Next Chapel; Students
May Get Copies Tuesday
Allyn Peters, editor of The Quaker,
college yearbook, announces that copies
will lie distributed to the students
Tuesday, May the eighth. The dedi
catee, Allyn Peters and her co-workers,
Mary Joyce Martin, Mary Ellen Jordan,
and Peggy Stabler will each have their
name engraved on the cover of their
All students who have paid their
fees to date to the college treasurer
are eligible to receive their copy. The
Quaker will lie dedicated in chapel
Tuesday. Seniors may get their copies
immediately after chapel and the rest
of the students may get theirs at 1:00
p. m. from the college bookstore.
The staff says that they are proud
to present a yearbook, although, be
cause of the paper shortage and other
wartime restrictions, it is not quite as
long as previous editions.
Peggy Taylor, Aileen Gray
To Present Recital May 8
On Tuesday, May 8, at 8 o'clock in
Memorial Hall. Peggy Taylor and Ail
een Gray will present their Junior
Music Recital. The program for the
event includes: "In the Time of
Roses," by Reiehardt; "The Violet," by
Mozart; "Ave Marie," by Verdi: "Oh !
Had 1 Jubal's Lyre," by Handel; all
sung by Peggy Taylor.
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The Guilford staff wishes to de
dicate this issue of the paper to
three outstanding and loyal friends
of Guilford who have served Guil
ford with ail their energy and de
votion—Miss Maude L. Gainey, Dr.
Raymond ICinford, and J. Wiliner
Juniors Make Plans
For Spring Banquet
Beittel to Be Main Speaker,
Gilbert and Newlin to Talk;
Theme of Banquet Secret
One of the time honored traditions
of Guilford upperclussmen has l>een
the annual banquet given by the Juniors
for the seniors. Cornelia Knight, vice
president and social chairman of the
junior class, is in charge of the formal
banquet which will be held Saturday,
May 12, in Founders Hall at seven
Dr. Heittel is to be the main speaker
of the evening, and Miss Gilbert and
Dr. Newlin are both to give speeches.
Dr. (>tt will be master of ceremonies.
Betty Ann Brown, president of the
junior class, will welcome the seniors,
and Hazel Bradshaw, senior class
president, will respond for her class.
Doris Coble and Grace Siler ore co
chairmen of the Dinner Committee;
the Decoration Committee is headed
by Martha Ann Robinson, and Roberta
Itcid and Martha McLellan are co
directors of the Program Committee.
The theme and decorations have been
kept a secret so they will be a surprise.
Goodridge Tells Experiences
As Guest of City Vice Squad
Sociology can be exciting, even dan
gerous, and Norm Goodridge is one
of ]>r. Beittel's majors who found it
out the hard way.
On a Irip early this week with a vice
squad from the Greensboro Police De
partment, Norm and Dr. Beittel visited
all the "spots" in Greensboro.
Most exciting time on the trip, de
clared Norm, was the search the vice
squad conducted for a Negro Army
deserter. "We cornered him in a patch
of woods, and boy, was I scared! I
was really relieved when the cops got
the cuffs on him," declared Norm.
Norm was interested to learn that
the law protects the guilty as well as
the innocent. "Since we didn't have
any search warrants, we hail to knock
on doors of 'known' establishments. We
could hear liquid being poured down
the drain, and when we got in, the
odor of whiskey was apparent. But
not finding the stuff in the house, we
could make no arrests in such cases."
The outfit did apprehend one cul
prit. In the back room of a Negro's
house, they found a quart jar about
half full of white whiskey, the notor
ious non-tax-paid "corn." Three people
were in the house, and when the detec
tive in charge of the group asserted
that all would be arrested unless the
owner of the whiskey confessed, one
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Nunn to Be Crowned
Queen; Snow While
Is Fairytale Theme
The annual May Day program will
lie held on the college lawn beginning
at 4 o'clock. Nancy Nunn Is the
queen of the May Court and the maid
of honor is Virginia Weatherly. Other
members of the court arc Julia Nelson,
Betty Powell, Barbara Williams, Mar
jorie Hoffman, Virginia Ashcraft,
Clara Belle Monroe, Hazel Bradsliaw,
and Martha McLennan. Beverly Dawn
Harrison and Judy Bogart are the
flower girls and Bobby Jainieson is the
The theme of the festival is Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs, famous
fairytale. Peggy Taylor will portray
Snow White and the Prince will be
played by Norman Goodridge. Helen
Stabler plays the part of the wicked
stepmother and George Abrains, the
huntsman. The seven dwarfs are
Louise Abbott—Grumpy, Midge ltidge
—Dopey, Inn ltollins—Happy, Jerry
Garris —Bashful, Virginia Jordan
Sneezy, Elizabeth IJaiford—Doc, and
All of the characters of Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs will act the
story and sing songs from the Walt
Disney movie of that name.
Dr. Curt Victorius' orchestra will
furnish music for the occasion. The
music "to King Thomas," by Mozart,
"Marche Militaire," by Schubert, and
"Minuet," by Henry Pureell are among
the musical selections to be rendered.
The W.A.A., cabinet under the direc
tion of Miss Florence Lee Nelson is
sponsoring the program.
of the women in the house acknowl
"When the detectives arrested her,
she started crying," Norm laughed.
"Hoy, was I taken in. She pleaded
with the detectives not to take her away
from home, but they just laughed be
cause they knew her from other of
fenses. Hut when they locked her up,
she started laughing, utterly indiffer
ent, even amused at her plight. I'm
afraid I'll never make a policeman."
Modern Dancers Perform
For Art Appreciation Club
On Thursday, May 1, the following
group of girls, directed by Miss Lee
Nelson, presented a modern dance pro
gram for the Art Appreciation Club:
Uena Katz, Marie Elliott, Joan Kahn,
Midge Itidge, Madge Conrad, Virginia
Manser, I'riscilla Nichols, and Martha
McLellan. Peyton Voorhees and David
Evans were the pianists.
The program was opened by David
Evans playing, "Claire de Lune." Miss
Nelson gave a talk on "What is Modern
Dance?" The Dance Group interpreted
"The Congo," by Vaehel Lindsay, show
ing first the basic savagery of the na
tives, then the hope of their religion,
and "Pavanne," by Morton Gould.
Peyton Voorhees closed with Brahms'
"Waltz in A Flat."