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Guilford Playmakers Stage 'Tons of Money' Tonight at 8
Choir To Present
On December 16
Soloists Are Bird, Soprano;
Dyer, Contralto; Hamner,
Tenor, and Trexler, Bass
The Messiah, an oratorio by Han
del, will l>e presented Sunday after
noon, December 18, at 3 p.m., in its
18th annual performance in Memorial
Hall. The soloists are Dorothy E.
Bird, soprano; Mary Mills Dyer, con
tralto; W. Bourne Hamner, tenor; and
Harold Trexler, bass.
In the orchestra, the first violinists
will be Mrs. Jess Aldermun, Katherine
Eskey, Jane Elliott, William Danen
burg, Steadman Clifton, and A. J.
Monceur. Zilphia I'ool and Gordon
Nelson will play violas. Horns will
be played by Joe White and Patricia
Waldrop. The flutists are Margaret
Newton and F. H. Tyler. Phyllis Pe
tro will play the organ.
Second violinsts are Nancy Pease,
Eugene Shaw, Susan Deaton, Bonner
Hall, and Graham Billiard. Cellists
are Charles Arnold and Charlotte Wil
liams. Aileen Gray und Jess Alder
man will play the basses. Oboes will
be played by Frances Barwick and
Herbert Hazelman. Betty Anne Brown
is the pianist.
The Messiah is Handel's most suc
cessful and best-known oratorio, and
was composed in 1741 in 24 days. It
was tirst performed at a concert given
for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ire
land, on April 13, 1742, Handel con
ducting the per fur ma nee in person.
Beginning with March 23, 1743, Han
del brought, out The Messiah every
year in London with great success.
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Senior Class Plans Carnival
Plans for a carnival which will be
given soon after the holidays are being
made by the senior class. Snaki Knight
heads the carnival committee, com
posed of Frances Siler, Fuki Takano,
and Hay Wood.
Dr. Hayes Reports On
South American Venture
By VIOLET SHURR
Dr. Funnels Hayes lias returned
from the University of Sucre, Bolivia,
where he had been appointed Visiting
Professor of English and American
Literature by the Division of Cultural
Cooperation of the United States De
partment of State.
Dr. Hayes found teaching in Sucre
to be quite different from what he
had done at Guilford. Theoretically,
school opened on January 15, and after
the opening speeches of the president,
Dr. Quillermo Francovich, and various
other individuals, Dr. Ilayes expected
classes to begin and things to proceed
in a way similar to college sessions
in the United States. But classes did
not begin for two weeks after the open
ing and even then the different depart
ments of the university opened their
doors on various days. Students evi
dently were in no hurry for school to
begin, and once they had started, made
frequent, use of nntional and other
holidays. Shortly after the term be
gan, the carnival took place and prac
tically no classes were held for a week.
Following on the heels of the carnival
Paul Lentz Accepts
Appointment as New
Former Athletic Star
Assisted Block Smith,
Served in U. S. Marines
Coach Williams Newton and Presi
dent Clyde A. Milner have announced
the appointment of Lt. Paul W. Lentz
as assistant athletic director and
coach. Lentz will enter his duties
early in January. He will work chief
ly with the intramural program for
men students and will assist Coach
Newton with other sports activities.
Lentz has been in the Marines since
June 9, 1942. He graduated from
Guilford in 1940 and was regarded
as one of the best athletes as well as
an outstanding student.
Under the late Coach Charles D.
(Block) Smith, Lentz won varsity let
ters in football, basketball, and base
ball. He repeatedly took first place
in the 100, 220, and 440 events in
track for his fourth letter.
Following his graduation he taught
in high school for a year and returned
to Guilford in 1941 to assist Block
He served in the Pacific from Octo
ber 28, 1943, until he was separated
on November 24 of this year, seeing
action in the invasion of Guam and
Okinawa and entering Japan on the
island of Honshu with MacArtliur's
SCA Has Knitting Drive
The Social Service Committee of
the SCA, under the chairmanship of
Shirley Williams, is staging a knit
ting drive for the American Friends
The time is now to order yarn out
of which scarfs, socks, and mittens
are to be knit. The price of wool
for the above items is $1.28, .04 and
Everyone is urged to start clicking
needles soon after Christmas when all
the wool will have arrived.
was a national holiday which lasted
for another week.
Since the majority of the students
attended classes in professional stud
ies or worked during the day, the lan
guage classes were necessarily held in
the evening; some at Dr. Hayes' home.
The ages and positions of Dr. Hayes'
students ran from a 14-year-old under
graduate to an English teacher, a Doc
tor of Law, and a physician. Text
books are scarce in Bolivia, so stu
dents copy the lessons from the black
board or take down lectures verbatim,
depending on the method of teaching
used by individual professors.
The University of Sucre, established
in 1024, is suported chiefly by a tax
on alcoholic beverages. A student's
tuition averages about $.50 a term.
Since there are no dormitories at the
university, all students are "day-hops."
Authority at the University of Sucre
rests, not in n Board of Trustees, but
in n council composed of students and
faculty members. Few records are
kept by the schools of Bolivia, and
these few are taken by the individual
teachers. Students are supposed to
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C. ( DECEMBER 8, 1945
Pictured above are Beth Frederick and Jack White who will take
leading roles as Aubrey and Louise Allington in "Tons of Money."
Come caroling on Sunday night,
December 16! Group meets in front
of Mem. Dress warmly, come early,
anil sing loudly!
Koo Makes Addresses
On Guilford Campus
Noted Internationalist Tells
About the Life in China
Under Conditions of War
Dr. T. Z. Koo, noted Chinese educa
tor and student of world affairs, was
at Guilford November 21). He spoke
in chapel on the San Francisco Con
ference. international affairs, and the
need for world cooperation. At a tea
in Founders Thursday afternoon, Dr.
Koo discussed conditions in China
with a group of students. He pointed
out that inflation there was so great
that a man might demand SSOO more
on one day for his wages than he
had for the previous day. The farmers
were hard hit, but workers were better
off than the upper classes, since their
wages could rise with prices.
The Chinese, said Dr. Koo, have be
gun to realize that religion is the only
thing that can stand in a time when
nothing else Is stable. Whether this
realization will pass with the war or
not is a serious question. In China,
there is a great need for doctors,
nurses, and teachers of chemistry,
physics, and science. Missionaries have
a great opportunity in training the
rising generation so that China can
Dr. Koo spoke in Memorial Hall
Thursday night on his experiences In
Shanghai. The food, he said, was so
expensive that he lived on carrots be
cause they were only sl2 a pound.
Each person had to have a card on
which was listed, among other things,
his occupation. If a person was un
occupied, he had a difficult time with
Japanese sentries. Since Dr. Koo had
no job, a friend offered him a position
as Superintendent of a hospital. After
that he had no trouble with sentries.
After telling many other experiences,
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Tuesday, December 11 Dr. E.
Thursday, December 13 Dr.
Philip W. Furnas
Tuesday, December 18 The a
Make All A's Bui One
Eleven Students Make
All A's and B's; Sixty
Pass Less Than Nine Hours
The first quarter ended Wednesday,
November 7. The grades were record
ed and following are the results, ac
cording to the records of Miss Era
Charles Cross, Richard Hnesloop,
Bettina Huston, Jean Lindley, Grace
Siler, Fukiko Tnkano, and Raymond
Wood capture top honors by making
all A's but one.
Betty Anne Brown, Jennie Cannon,
Kemp Foster, Virginia Jordan, Carol
I/Oebes, Inge I.ongerich, Mary Joyce
Martin, Mary Gardner Pate, Feguy
Stabler, Julia White, and Shirley Wil
liams made all A's and B's. Eugene
Terrell made all B's.
There were io students who passed
less than nine hours with an average
grade of C, while 28 of these passed
less than nine hours. Six passed one
subject and five students passed no
subjects at all.
In comparison with the first quar
ter of last year, 15.78% of the stu
dent body passed less than nine hours,
while this year 22.04% passed less
than nine hours, making an Increase
Comes Back to Guilford
By CHRISTINE STANFIELD
Dr. E. Garness Purdon, the profes
sor who skillfully steered bewildered
freshmen through Math Analysis,
teaching Cosines and Kentucky with
an impartial thoroughness, has re
joined the faculty as professor of
physics and Dean of Men.
He has been in the Navy about two
and a half years. He entered as a
Lieutenant in June, 1943, and was
discharged last month with the rank
of Lieutenant Commander. I'ntil Nov.,
1044, he was attached to the Anti
submarine Warfare Division of the
Atlantic Fleet, and was stationed at
the Roston Navy Yard and San Diego,
California. Most of this time Dr. Pur
dom was training personnel for duty
aboard ships 011 submarine warfare.
After November 1!>44, he was with
the Naval Research Laboratory at
■Washington, with temperary duty at
Cambridge, Mass.; Fort Lauderdale,
Fla.; and New London Conn., doing
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Martin Directs Play;
While, Frederick Star
In English Comedy
The Dramatic Council will present
the English comedy, "Tons of Money,"
by Will Evans and Valentine tonight
at 8 o'clock in Memorial Hall. The play
is directed by Mary Joyce Martin,
president of the Dramatic Council,
who is assisted by Maty Frances
Chilton, vice president; Christy Her
sey, secretary; and Snaki Knight,
treasurer of the council.
"Tons of Money" is about one Au
brey Henry Maitland Arlington whose
income is considerably less than his
outgo, and whose attempt to Inherit
a considerable fortune without im
mediately turning it over to innumer
able creditors forms the main plot of
Aubrey Henry Maitland Alllngton,
the extravagant, but financially em
barrassed Englishman is played by
Jack White, freshman and newcomer
in Guilford dramatics. Hailing from
Sedge Gardens, Jack gained his dra
matic experience with the Winston-
Salem Little Theatre.
Louise Allington, smartly-dressed
young wife of Aubrey, and eager ac
complice in all his schemes, is played
by Beth Frederick of Philadelphia.
She made her initial appearance on
the Guilford stage last spring when
she portrayed Beatrice in Shakes
peare's "As You Like It."
Jo Anne Gorenflo of Kisco, N. Y„
is cast as Jean Everard, whose at
tempts to recognize and be reunited
with a 'long-lost husband complicate
and enhance the general plot. Appear
ing in the roles of the various sup
posedly missing husbands are August
Kadow as Henery and Edgar Wagoner
as George Maitland.
Sprules, the butler, is portrayed
by David Hadley from High Point.
Jean Richardson gives to Miss Benita
Mullett, aunt of Louise, a crusty, in
dependent characterization rendered
thanks to dramatic experience at
Searles High School, Methuen, Mass.
Mary Butler plays Simpson, parlor
maid and love interest in Sprules' life.
Edgar Norton takes the part of the
gardener, Giles, and A 1 Cappiello ap
pears as James Chesterman, a solici
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research in underwater sound. This
job was to try to discover new feat
ures of German submarine warfare
and to invent new procedures to
counteract these and at the same time
devise new offensive methods on our
Dr. Purdon met a number of Guil
ford students in the Navy that he saw
wandering from place to place. He re
ports that they were doing a good job
and were well-liked by their superior
After the war ended, Dr. Purdon
began to make plans to return to Guil
ford to teach physics.
The faculty has been waiting for
the return of this wisecracking, co
operative co-worker. The upperclass
men, blessing him for not flunking
them when they were young and ig
norant in the ways of acute angles,
are anxious to know if he still calls
their names sudklenly and without
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