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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, May 24, 1949, Image 1

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Good Luck, Seniors VOLUME XXXV Largest Guilford Class To Graduate Next Monday Library Expansion Project May Begin Early This Summer Music, Seminar, Visual Education Rooms To Be Provided in Addition Architects and consultants are working on final plans for the pro posed Guilford College library ex pausion project. The college ad ministration hopes to be able to ap prove an early start In excavation and construction for this summer. The expanded library' is to cover a rectangular area made by tilling iu along the sides of the present T-shaped structure and building on to the back of the building. More thian doubling the present stack room area, the two story addition will also provide a seminar room, a music and visual education room, several study cubicles among the stacks, a fireproof Qunkeriana room, several offices and work rooms In addition to coat closets, and rest rooms for students. Kxcavation will provide large basement area along the north and west sides of the building. The main reading room will be expanded by elimination of the charging desk from Its area and by an extension ail along the south ru side of the remodeled building. With more apace the library will be able to shelve the thousands of volumes from the recently acquired Lahser collection and the valuable Troll Rees collection. Please Return Books Miss Kicks, retiring librarian, requested this week that all -students return books before Fri day. Several hooks are now out standing and the library staff wishes to check in all books as soon as possible. Will Address Graduating Class I * I I J|®B JUT J^H I ' 'lpp' I)R. GUY SNAVELY DR. ROLAND BAINTON . . . Commencement Speaker . . . Baeealaureate Speaker Guilford Group Attends Student Legislature; White Opposes Bill The Guilford College delegation to the twelfth North Carolina Stu dent Legislature spent. an eventful week end on May 13-14 in Itiileigh. The seven Guilfordians who par ticipated in the two days of law making were Jack White, Kldora llaworth, and Dan Warren in the Senate: and Margaret Mayer, How ard Davis, and John Clark in the House; with Dr. I'eter Dalbert of the Guilford College faculty acting as general adviser to the two groups of students. The Guilford delegation presented a bill to improve the public educa- 7T)e Quifforttcm GUILFORD: Her past can never be as great as her future ... -—J. Wtn. McCracken FOUNDERS IIALL: Scene of last meetings of Senior class ami of visiting Alumni gatherings. McCracken Muses, Looks Back, Ahead, And Compares Seniors to Pallbearers By J. Win. McCRACKEN There the.v come with all the rent ed splendor, the borrowed grandeur of the occasion. There, see. The moving procession passes by with immobile faces, assumed dignity, like a group of solemn pallbearers ! burying the class of l!)4i). The audience cranes its eyes to get a better look. Wet-eyed mothers and sisters, and fathers sitting un comfortably and proud, and broth ers in their Sunday-best. And still tion system in North Carolina. Al though the House passed the locally sponsored liill hy a landslide, the Senate—even among the students a more conservative body—passed the bill by a one-vote margin, on a 14-13 count. John Clark spoke for flic bill in the House, while in the Senate Ehloni Haworth and Jack White took the lead in urging pas sage. According to their res|iective pre dispositions, some observers said the student mock group "wrote into law" a program that was creditably lib (Continued on Page Three) GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C„ MAY 24, 1949 thpy conip, thp endless, moving procession of marching feet, trying earnestly to keep In step, and above them the minds beneath the inotar hoards are remembering the flurried last instructions on the ceremony. They file and take a seat and sit in one huge gesture like grass fall ing behind a mower. And then it starts —the commencement exercises, well-planned and patterned after former days—the long hoped for and awaited moments of four years. Four years. Four long, short, long years of studying, of outside read ing. of homework, lessons, lab. work : of dancing, stolen smokes, cokes, dates, dreams. Four years of sweat, fun. and gripes, of tests, always tests, exams. Four years . . . The sun Is shining. Its heavy, warm, voluptuous rays shine thru tin* narrow windows of the audi torium and a feminine breeze moves languidly against the heavy line draperies. Vnfler the robes, it's hot. The speaker's voice drones on And beneath the black mortar-boards and behind the strangely whire faces under them, the minds move, click, shuttle, change gears, and move again. Their eyes are on the speak er. but it is not he they see. Blank, staring, because in the labyrinths of the brain, memories are heintr born and spunked, or uncovered and washed in their nakedtiess. Underwood Had Very Successful Season At commencement, Charles Un derwood will end a successful sen sun with the A Cappela Choir, which he took over after the death of Ezra 11. Weis, late music depart ment head. Mr. Underwood and his handling of the choir was highly praised throughout the annual choir tour, which went this year to Dallas, Texas. Mr. Underwood was born in Nova Scotia, studied in France, and led choirs in the large cathedrals there. He litis been associated with Greens boro College for the past few years, and only last winter he journeyed to the Metropolitan Opera to watch the debut of one of his students. At present, it is learned that three of his pupils at Greensboro College are recipients of scholarships which will carry them to Italy for music study. The day of freshman arrival three or four years ago, the first blank, empty prisoness of the bare rooms in the dorms, the roommates, the close appraisal and slight disapoint ment of first meeting are there. The first classes, the confusion, the fear of rules, the super-human upperclass men. the hard, cold feel of new books. The P.O. which lent a touch of home. The gradual transition. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Finals and it was over. At last it was over. Better the second year, yep, it was better then. You knew more, did Continued'on Page Eight) 'Big Sister' Program Adopted by W.S.G. Since spring vacation, the WSU has taken on quite an extensive program of special projects. Sally Goodrich and Ann Stabler directed tlic Freshmen Iniation program, Sat urday. May HO. It proved to be very successful with both dorms coopera ting together. Next year, the Coun cil plans to hold this orientation program in the fall with three days devoted to iniating the freshmen girls. The Junior Class of girls is giving a party for the senior girls, Mon day evening. May Hi. in Founders Hall. Peggy Twedtleil is general chairman. Another project undertaken by the \VS(J is the "Big Sister" pro gram which was formerly part of the XCA work. Pinkie Fischelis and Sally Haire have been named chair men for this work. They plan to expand the work of a "Big Sister" next year. At the monthly meeting of all women students Wednesday, Elea nor Corneilson. president, announced the new rules, which are now in effect. Sophomores have been given 12:IM> P.M. permission Saturday night, and all students will receive 11 :30 P.M. permission after home football games. Other changes are small and have bearing on former stated rules. Eleanor then appealed to the girls to lie careful about smoking on the campus. The council has taken a definite stand on the issue. The members feel that as long as it is a rule of the school, reason for adhering to it is large enough. Eight Pages This Issue NUMBER 19 Dr. Roland Bainton, Dr. Guy E. Snavely Will Address Seniors The commencement exercises at Guilfona College this spring will begin on Saturday, Slay 28, which is Alumni Day. Registration will begin at 11:30 and the class reunion luncheons will be held in Mary Hobbs Hall at 12:30. At 9:00 A.M. of the same day the seniors will have their commencement rehearsal in .Memorial Hall. Saturday night at 7:00 the annual Alumni Banquet will be held in Pounder's Hall. Sunday, May 29, Dr. Boland Bain ton of Yale Divinity School will de liver the Baccalaureate Sermon. Dr. Sainton was born in England and came to this country in 1902. During World War I he served with the Quaker unit of the American Red Cross. He has taught at various schools and colleges. He is a dis tinguished author of five books pub lished between the years 1935 and 194:5. The father of five children, he lives on Amity Road, Woodbridge, Conn. On Sunday night, the Milners are giving the reception for all seniors at their home, following the vesper services at 5:00 P. M. sponsored by the Student Christian Association. Monday morning, May 30, will mark the final commencement exer cises. The academic procession will begin at 9:45; at 10:00 the com mencement exercises and conferring of degrees, followed by the com mencement speaker, Dr. Guy E). Snavely, Executive Director of the Association of American Colleges. Dr. Snavely has had a long teach ing career in academies and col leges. He also served in World War I with the American Bed Cross. He was dean of Converse College in Spartanburg, S. C. t and presi dent of Birmingham Southern Col lege. He has held his present posi tion since 1937. Miss Ricks Ends 27 Years Library Service Miss Katherine C. Iticks who for 27 years has served as Guilford Col lege Librarian lins announced her resignation effective in June. A stu lent nt Guilord beginning in 1901, Miss Iticks returned in 1922 to be come the fifth person to hold the librarian's chair. Professional preparation was taken by Miss Rick? at the Univer sity of Virginia and at Columbia University. Under her guidance the library has grown from around 8,000 volumes in 1!>22 to today's total of 51,000, a number of student assis tants have entered the Held of libra ry work, and plans for library ex pansion in the .near future have been completed. Closely associated with Alumni work and the promo tion of the school. Miss Kicks has served as hostess for the rennovated Itagsdale Alumni House since 1948. MISS KATHKRINK KICKS

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