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At Durham Nov. 2-4
N. C. Council of Churches,
AFSC Sponsor Annual Event;
Theme Is 'The Time Is Now'
Approximately 200 representatives
from 29 colleges of North Carolina
and Virginia met at Durham from
November 2 to 4 for a conference un
der the auspices of the North Caro
lina Council of Churches and the
American Friends Service Committee.
This meeting was another in the series
of "Adventures in Applied Christian
ity." The theme, "The Time Is Now,"
stimulated the students to thinking
of the ways to build the post-war
The various meetings were held on
the campuses of Duke University and
North Carolina College for Negroes.
There were lectures on the Christian
Imperative, Southern Regions, Inter
national Situation, and Christian Stu
dents Go Forward.
Smaller discussion groups or work
shops were held, and among the top
ics discussed there were The Basis
for Christian Action, Southern Prob
lems, and Our International Task.
There were 11 of these groups led by
faculty members of various colleges
Dr. Franz Hohn was the leader of
one of the workshops. Students from
Guilford who attended the conference
were George Abrams, Alice Ekeroth,
Ethel Gearen, David Hadley, Eldora
Haworth, Paul Jernignn, August Ka
dow, Joan Kalin, Jeanne Van Leer,
Christine Stanfield, and Betty Jean
Dr. Milner Travels in North
At the conclusion of the Five Years
Meeting in Indiana, President Clyde
A. Milner went to Philadelphia and
New York to arrange interviews for
the benefit of the college.
While in New York, Dr. Milner made
the acquaintance of Serena L. Rees,
sister of Troll Kees, who gave Guil
ford an extensive music collection.
Most of Miss Rees' knowledge of Guil
ford Colege was gained through Doro
thy I A Gilbert's liook, Guilford A
War Casualty Lists Include
Many Heroic Guilfordians
By PEGGY GOODE
High-speed cables and crackling ra
dio beams circled the world with the
drama of war. Our fingers traced the
maps; untold millions of words were
spoken every day with the glorious
triumph of our living men and the
plans of our future victory. There
was headline drama in our sudden
landings, our all-out bombings, our
naval task forces, and our atomic
bombs. Yes, we were making head
lines, and Guilford was making head
From January of 1042 to the pres
ent, Guilford has had over 700 stu
dents in the Armed Forces. Of these,
as well as we know, 0 were reported
missing and never accounted for, while
24 were killed.
Undoubtedly, the most notable of
Guilford's youths in service, so far as
public acclaim is concerned, are Major
George E. Freddy, Jr., and Mary Webb
Nicholson. Major Freddy, a one-time
football star, became one of the most
famous of the Air Forces Aces before
So you think you can square
dance! Come to the Barn Dance
in the gym on November 17 at 8
pjn. and show us that you can!
If you can't, come and learn how!
Veterans To Form
Club Organized To Help
Solve Problems of Returning
Servicemen in College Life
The veterans of World War II who
are now enrolled at Guilford are form
ing a veteran's organization. The pur
pose of the organization is to aid the
returned service man and to make
college life an easy transition for him.
Similar organizations are being set
up throughout the United States. At
present 19 men and one woman com
pose the one on campus. As it is in
the formulattve stage, they are wait
ing for the Carolina by-laws so that
the organization can be modeled after
those existing elsewhere in the country.
Under the tentative leadership of
"Goat" Matthews, the veterans are
planning to have a president, vice
president, secretary-treasurer, and so
As yet they have made no definite
plans, but hope to be able to sponsor
some social activities on the campus,
such as dances, picnics, etc.
The club also will enable men to
keep in touch with lriends made in
Holds Meeting October 26
The Interseminary Movement Re
gional Conference met on October 2(5
at Johnson C. Smith College in Char
lotte. The purpose of the meeting
was to plan for the national confer
ence in 1947.
The meeting was presided over by
Robert S. Bilheimer, executive secre
tary, and I>r. Harvie Branscombe of
Duke University, author of the book.
The Teachings of Jesus.
Students at Guilford who attended
the conference were Ray Wood, Lena
Mae Adams, Beatrice Carmien, Rosa
Lee Warden, Joseph Lashley, and Mar
his death. For his 32 victories over
our enemies, his bravery, and his mer
itorious service, he recieved the Dis
tinguished Service Cross, the Silver
Star with four Clusters, and the Air
Medal with seven Clusters. As the
commander of a Mustang Fighter
Group in Belgium, he was struggling
with two enemy fighters when his
plane was shot down by his own men
Mary Webb Nicholson was a Third
Officer with the Air Transport Auxil
iary of the R. A. F. She left Guilford
and became the first woman in the
State of North Carolina to become a
licensed transport pilot. She served
as secretary to Jacqueline Cocheran,
Commandant of the WASPS for sev
eral months, and then it was ar
ranged for her to join the R. A. F. as
a ferry pilot. She was killed in a
plane crash 011 her way to make a
delivery from Canada to England. Her
ashes were returned to the Guilford
College community for burial.
(Continued on Page Four)
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C„ NOVEMBER 10, 1945
N. C. Symphony Orchestra
Plans To Present More
Concerts in Many Localities
This year the North Carolina Sym
phony Orchestra has been taken under
the patronage of the State. It is the
first symphony orchestra in the nation
to be so sponsored.
In its campaign for expansion, the
Symphony Society is inviting every
one who is interested in its work to
join it. This means an expansion not
only of the number of players in the
orchestra, but in the number of con
certs it will give during the course of
the season, and an enlarged number
of people who will be able to enjoy
,One of the main purposes of the Sym
phony Society has been to bring good
music to the children in the grade
schools all over the state, and each
time that a concert is given, the chil
dren in the locality may hear a free
concert of their own.
In the past, the orchestra has been
made up largely of volunteer players,
who have had to drop their work to
travel all over the state to play with
the orchestra. Now they hope to have
a nucleus of skilled musicians, and
an even larger group of volunteers
who will play in concerts in or near
their own homes.
To build up a fund with which to
make these important enlargements I
has been the aim of the present drive
of the Society, sponsored on campus
by Dr. Victorius and the Carnegie
Music Collection Committee, headed
by B. A. Brown, and including Snaki
Knight, Aileen Gray, Harriet Knllen,
Amoret Butler, Jacqueline Ijames. and
Sara Lewis Reports on
The Campus Co-operative which was
organized a year ago is still doing a
prosperous business. Sara Lewis, presi
dent, states that there has been an
improvement in the stock over last
year. However, the co-op regrets that
it has been unable to get enough sup
plies to satisfy its customers.
A number of new students have
bought shares of SI.OO. Anyone who
cares to may purchase one or more
shares. At the end of the college year,
the dividends are distributed to the
The co-op is in need of more clerks.
Clerks usually serve for two weeks
every period of time that the store is
open for business. Those who can and
will volunteer their services are re
quested to see any members of the
The other officers of the co-op are:
Shirley Williams, vice-president; Dor
rie Loesges, secretary; Joe Demeo and
August Kadow, store managers; Fuki
ko Takano and Alice Ekeroth, book
keepers: Jack White, publicity mana
ger; Jeanne Van Leer, social chair
man: mul Martha Belle Edgerton and
Albert Rusack, elected board members.
All of the officers comprise the board
which is the executive committee of
Greene Speaks at Guilford
John G. Greene of Boston, Mass.,
director of the Charles Street Forum of
that city, stopped at Guilford on Nov
ember 2 and 3 en route to Florida. Dr.
Greene spoke to the college on Satur
day morning, Nov. 3 in chapel, about
the forum which lie directs.
Tuesday, November 13—Eliza
beth Janet Gray
Thursday, November 15—Drama
Tuesday, November 2®—A eap
Purdom, Ljung, Kent
Expected To Return
Professors Spend "Leaves
Of Absence" in U. S. Navy
For Over Three Years
President Clyde A. Milner expresses
the hope that three of Guilford's fac
ulty members will soon return to Guil
ford to resume their teaching respon
sibilities. Dr. E. Garness Purdom, Dr.
Harvey Ljung, and Mr. E. Daryl Kent
left Guilford in 1942 to serve in the
U. S. Navy.
Dr. Purdom, professor of physics
and instructor of mathematics, is ex
acted to get his discharge from the
Navy within this month. Mrs. Pur
dom and three children have already
moved to their home on Friendly Road..
Dr. Ljung, professor of chemistry, is
scheduled to return by January, .l!l4fi,
Mr. Kent, religion instructor and
husband of Mrs. Mary E. Kent,
has been serving as a chaplain in the
Navy. He is expected to recive his dis
charge by the beginning of the second
Results of Chest Drive
The final results of the Campus
Chest drive are now tabulated. Accord
ing to Chairman Eddie Hirabayashi,
the total amount pledged by students
is .$503.75. This money will be distri
buted among the following organiza
tions: Greensboro Community Chest,
the World Student Service Fund, The
American Red Cross, and the American
Friends Service Committee.
Following are the names of the dorms
and the amount pledged by each:
Cox Hall—(girls)—s42, Cox Hall—
(boys)—sll3, Archdale Hall—ss9,
Founders ' Hall—sloß.6o, and Mary
Ilobbs Ha 11—5171.25.
In addition to Eddie Hirabayashi,
the other committee members were
Mary Ernst, Gray Fulk, Jacqueline
Ijames, Dorrie Loesges, and Pauline
Worn Young Authors-To-Be
Create Under Miss Gilbert
By SNAKI KNIGHT
The Creative Composition class si
lently congregates in K-5. There are
muted whispers—"Hey, Shirley, have
you done your theme for today?"
"Yeah (gutteral tones), I'm hoping
she'll forget me, though. It smells!"
At this point, Miss Gilbert walks
out from her office with a disheart
ening air of cheerfulness which is
very trying to those scheduled to read
"Well, well," she begins immediate
ly, not waiting for the last bell to
ring. "Miss Barnes, I believe you are
first today." She sits down, inspects
the point of her pencil, and prepares
to write constructive criticism.
Sally Barnes rises and reads. Ek.v.
who lias been banking on a long theme
and longer comments afterward so
she won't have to perform, turns
slightly green when Sally reads a
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Elizabeth J. Gray
Scheduled To Speak
In Greensboro Area
On Nov. 13, She Will Talk
In Guilford Chapel About
Children's Book Week
Elizabeth Janet Gray, well-known
author of children's books, will be in
Greensboro from November 10-13 un
der the auspices of the American
Friends Service Committee.
She will speak today at Providence
Quarterly Meeting. Tomorrow she ad
dresses the Friends Meeting in High
Point. Her subject will be, "The
Present Status of Friends in Europe
and the Program Which the American
Friends Service Committee Is Carry
ing Forward in European Countries."
On Tuesday, November 13, she will
speak in chapel in connection with
Children's Book Week. Straughan's
Hook Shop is lending an exhibit of
her books which will be on display
in the library.
Miss Gray was born in Germanton,
Pennsylvania. She went to German
ton Friends School. She says that
she has always written. While still
at Friends School, she wrote a moral
story for children. The Young Church
man accepted the story and paid her
$2.00 for it. The editor's letter of
acceptance began, "My dear Mrs.
She graduated from Bryn Mawr
College at the age of in, and, due to
her extreme youth, had a hard time
finding a job. Finally she taught
school in Asbury Park, N. J.
She won the 1043 John Newberry
Medal for Adam of the Road —"the
most, distinguished contribution to
American literature for children."
The Viking Press reports that "Miss
Gray is a person with a very lively
human interest, a quick wit, a gay
spirit, a love of words, and a scholar's
mind in the best sense of that much
abused term: one who has imaginative
perception and infinite patience."
Her hobbies are birds and sketch
ing, and her favorite recreations are
climbing and trnvel.
She has written many books for
children and two biographies— Young
Walter Scott and I'cnn. Of her works,
we have Adam of the Road, Pcnn,
Anthology With Comments, and Con
tributions of the Quakers.
one-minute character sketch. "Oh my
gosh!" breathes Eky in Snaki's un
sympathetic ear (Snaki's theme isn't
due until Thursday), "I don't have
anything but a blank verse poem about
a frog and I can't read that! Hey,
M. J., what'll I do? I can't read
M. J. waves her linnd annoyedly at
Eky. "Really, my dear," she says,
"you should have thought of that last
August Kadow turns nround. "What's
that, Alice?" he asks loudly. "What
did you say?" Miss Gilbert peers
around Lucille Oliver. "Miss Ekeroth,
let's hear yours now."
Eky clutches her poem and stands
up. Her notebook slides to the floor
and several loose papers scoot, under
her desk. She squeezes between two
desks and turns to face the class.
Amoret says suddenly, "It's Benny's
time to read, isn't it?"
(Continued on Pave Three)