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Entered at Guilford College, N. C., as second class
matter under the act of Congress, August 24, 1912.
Published seini-monthl.v during the school year by
the students of Guilford College.
Editor-in-Chief Gene S. Key
Managing Editor Ward B. Threatt
Associate Editor Bill Kerr
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Sharp, Florence Brice, Edward Post, James Benjamin, Morton
Typist Bobby Marshall
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interests."—Arthur C. Johnson
A Good Job
At the time of this dissertation, two play reviews are forth
coming to THE GUILFORDIAN. We are not play reviewers, so we
don't know what they are going to say. However, we did see
the play and we are going to say a few words. Maybe you will
have three play reviews . . .
We enjoyed the play. It. wasn't Broadway; it did not cause
people to go out shouting from housetops; and it didn't cause
reporters to run madly for the telephones and yell, "Stop the
presses, 1 have the biggest story of the day." However, I think
that one Bill Kerr, one Clifford Goodman, one Edward Burrows,
and the rest of the group did a good job. It's difficult to put on
a good play at Guilford; perhaps a little more difficult than to
put out a few GUILFORDIANS, a Quaker, or to stage a dance. Like
these forementioned, it comes in the realm of extra-curricular
activities rather than in the curriculum, so the participants burn
up their own time. Also, the student body is small; resources
are the same.
We have noticed some class absences oil the part of the director
and other participants due to the work involved in staging the
play. This will cost them "blood" in grades, but we feel that, a
little praise will make them feel it was a worthy sacrifice. We hope
our play reviewers take this into consideration.
Anyway, it was a good presentation, for the large audience
kept applauding until the cast had reappeared two times. They
are the real critics.
Are We Right?
Exactly five issues ago, the editors of THE GUILFORDIAN stated
its editorial policy. It contained statements to these effects: "No
gripes will be considered as a basis for an editorial, unless it is
the concern of the student body as a whole . . "Editorials
will not be signed"; and "the editorial staff takes full respon
sibility for editorials printed."
This policy lias caused some criticism, but for the main part
it has erased difficulties too numerous to mention. However, we
have been accosted several times with requests for editorials on
"Why don't they heat the place up?"; "The dessert was too
sweet"; "Blast the faculty for not cooperating"; "Write an
editorial criticizing unfair treatment of football players"; and
Now, the editorial policy of THE GUILFORDIAN is not one of
appeasement and soft-soaping. We have, on occasions, been ready
to attack certain so-called problems in response to student com
ment, but the comment died so quickly that the issue proved
just another peeve that someone did a good job "talking up."
We might as well get to the point, so here goes. There is a
problem that concerns all of us. It does not deal wtih the above
problems. It does, however, deal with toilet tissue in trees, paint
ed sidewalks, and a one-third empty auditorium which stared
a speaker in the face who has trouble seating the throngs who
file in to hear him at a place much larger than Guilford College.
Why couldn't the "decorating" of the campus have waited
until after the Pounders Day event, a dignified occasion? Cer
tainly, it was not a good excuse for what we term a prank. Then
the respectful, dignified members of the student body would not
have had to walk around red-faced as visitors filed on the campus.
No wonder our grievances are considered adolescent. How
would we have felt if members of the faculty had come to Greens
boro and booed at the student home-coming parade? This would
have been a parallel situation.
llow can we expect our faculty members to consider us as
The Guilfordian congratulates
AL JOHNS and BILL TOPPING
on receiving All North State honors.
ANGLES .by JOE KEIGER
I guess we all at one time or
another set the newspaper habit.
It's certainly one way to get the
kick that starts the (lay's wheels
to grinding. Each morning I force
myself awake bright and early ("Oh
yeahV" says his roommate) to await
with bated breath ("Snores," says
his roomie) our Daily News run
ner's dash into the idyllic Cox quiet,
his offering to "plop" at our door.
Ah! Those first page headlines
have just the wallop to jar all drow
siness from our brains. Now we
can really get down to serious mat
ters . . . first the comics (what wis
dom In the Kigmy system of world
peace) ; the sports (what philoso
phers and savants are the Monday
Morning Quarterbacks in their col
umns) ; and then, perhaps, a glance
at the latest on the V.P.'s "secret"
honeymoon, or Rita's experiment in
miscegenation, or 11. 11. 11. Prin
cess Margaret Rose's latest cigar-
Found out one thing anyway after
last edition . . . many "peoples" read
this assorted drivel. I know be
cause many "peoples" jumped all
over me verbally and practically
physically after the last issue in
which I made a few references to
"rah-rah" Carolina. Must've rubbed
fur the wrong way, because it was
not appreciated. However, it wasn't
meant to be in any way derogatory
to what I consider one of the best
teams in the South; if i>eople are
'Happiest Years' Well
Presented by Group
By ELEANOR CORNEILSON
To the Guilford College Dramatic
Council under the leadership of Cliff
Goodman, I fill Kerr, Ann Raiford
and Mr. Burrows, much praise is
due for a job well done.
The presentation of "The Happi
est Years," a comedy which cen
tered about a young married vet
and his many problems with his
wife's family and securing tin edu
cation, kept the audience in an
attentive and-rollicking mood last
Saturday uigh't in Memorial Hail.
Hill Kerr, who not only directed
the production but liad to under
study for two of the male roles,
finally playing the part of the young
veteran, did an excellent job with
both if his duties.
Larry Lambeth, one of Greens
boro's luost capable actors, who
played the kindly old father, stole
the show with his steady and strong
characterization throughout, and his
rhythmic handling of lines and stage
movements was an aid to the others
in the cast. Larry did seem to grow
older in the last two acts, and to
have an English accent at times
which did not tit the part.
Daga Hammond, the domineer
ing mother-in-law, gave a highly
creditable performance. Her out
standing scene was when she was
presented a "jack-in-the-box" as a
gift in front of the entire ftiinily.
While the others laughed, Daga
kept her expression of disgust and
Betty Jane Hughes looked lovely
on the stage, and knew her lines
with exactness. Her l>est scenes
were with Karl Reinhardt, but there
were times when she did not quite
convince us with her portrayal of
the young bride.
Charlotte Manzella, in the role of
the spinster librarian, and Betty
Lou Hayworth and Bobby Wall as
ithe relatives from Georgia, provided
the audience with many chuckles
in their superb performances.
Carolyn Lee, who appears to be
a promising little actress, and Karl
Reinhardt, in supporting roles,
played their characters very well.
Although the dialogue had been
checked so as to prevent any criti
cism, the players deserve credit for
'their capable handling of the lines.
The make-up on Cookie Hammond
and Carolyn Lee could have been
improved, but a word of praise is
due to the lighting and sound ef
fects department composed of Rill
Bright, Herb Petty, and A 1 Connor.
We hope that Guilford College
will accept this play and realize
the work liehind it, and may the
Dramatic Council continue once
again to rebuild their organization.
This was an excellent beginning.
ete. It was a spark from this in
famous cig that started a long line
of deliberation ending in the pro
found question: Hasn't 11. It. H.
Great - Grandmother Victoria been
dead quite some time?
The philosopher in me rises and
answers most pedantically: The
masses seek to climb the highest
mountains vicariously through the
spotlighted, glittering personalities.
They seek an Ideal and know that
they aren't finding it. They are
thus righteously shocked when it is
learned that the shining ones are
only human and have fallen. Their
reaction immediately is to weld the
scissors, drape the statues, and seek
to impose new ideas on the shoul
ders of someone besides themselves.
In rereading this journal of early
morning activity, I've decided it
must've been written by someone
else because who has known me
to rise before classtime?
... with BILL KERR
super-sensitive of mild criticism it's
their own fault.
To get right down to brass tacks
for ft paragraph or so, let me ex
plain that this column is a type of
feature that is written to please
anyone who reads it and to dis
please anyone who doesn't care to
read it. It's not a dirt column by
any means, but at the same time I
try to keep it rolling along with a
whole lot of things about nothing ...
sure I'll admin it . . . but. people
seem to like it, and any time any
one else would rather take on the
responsibility of writing it then
let 'em holler. Meanwhile 1 write
whatever I care to and apologize to
110 one. If my efforts aren't ap
preciated, it hen I'll be tired . . . and
oh yes, Carolina by thirteen over
the valiant Virginia vigilantes.
For a second . . . let's be "real
serial" ias Tommy Jones used to
say. On behalf of the cast of the
fall play, may I sincerely thank
you all for being the most appre
ciative audience it has ever been
my pleasure to trip across. You
were 'all wonderful and contributed
muchly to the success of the play.
My thanks also to the patience of
a cast who put up with the trials
and tribulations of a would-be di
rector who tried hard, but never
should have worried in the tirsit
place because with the cast he had,
it couldn't have been any better
than it was . . .
Senior gals have glamour.
Junior gals have baits,
Sophomore gals have well known
Freshman babes have dates!
Shades of Zoom-Zoom, Harvey
and/or I'resnell, but this one takes
the orchid of the week and will
probably do for many years to come.
Transportation may be ut a pre
mium around here, but that doesn't
faze one of our Cox Hall Hatha
letes .. . not by .a long walk. Seems
so-and-so decided t'other night 'long
'bout 11:30 a.vem to go to the big
city ... no car so he legged It down
to the corner . . . still no cars or
car. Hut did so-and-so give up . . .
as they say in Slobbovia, "naw, he
diddnint." He simply did the most
practical thing ... the same thing
that anyone with one grain of com
mon sense would have done under
the circumstances: walked down to
Guilford Station, and flagged down
the 1 o'clock train out of Winston-
Salem heading for Greensboro . . .
flagged it down with his little red
lantern, climbed aboard, relaxed and
was in the fair city ten minutes
later. After that . . . wellll now . . .
Concerned Group Helps
Organize "Dialectic Senate"
(Continued from Page One)
yenrs, nnd it was throueh this ex
perience that Clark felt the need
for a Dialectic Senate at Guilford
College, and on all college campuses.
The student legislature is Inade
quate due to its meeting only once
a year ond its limited number of
participants, according to Clark.
Charter members of the Dialectic
Senate are liettie Jane Hughes,
president; James T. Benjamin, Jr.,
clerk : John Clark, Morton Salkind,
James Kaltreider, Garland Rakc
straw, Howard Davis, Don Hardi
son, and Samuel Baker.
November 25, 1949
"It's perfectly monstrous the
way people go about nowadays
saying tilings against one, be
hind one's back, that are abso
lutely and entirely true."
Keeping up with the wheels of
progress, Ma ry Hobbs has been pre
sented a brand new, high speed ejec
tor, flexible fire escape . . . complete
with bar 'to tie it to, and a couple
of "Tarzan" books. One thing for
sure: with a little lard on that rope,
Guilfords fire drills could be famous
the world ovej\ One thing worries
us, though: our little sister-in-law
lives up there . . . eating Hobbs'
rich diet. . . . and ithttt rope's only
about three inches thick . . . could
be a "world-shaking" drill all right.
By the time our poetic effort
about how "One-Wing" Scruggs had
corraled Smith, hit the presses, he
had turned her loose and hooked
Janie Crews. Oh, well, if he'd had
two arms he probably would've grab
bed both of them anyway. *
Mae Nicholson and Jim Vogle
finally had a separation . . . which
lasted all of a day or so, we hear.
Tough luck, men.
McKenzie let his payments lapse,
so we don't have to mention his be
ing in the library this time.
FOR HISTORY T,
Demosthenes led the Greek nation
In history, a man of high station.
His jaws he could flap
With rocks in his yap—
A geological interpretation?
What's happened to Guilford ? Pre
viously a dirt columnist could keep
one ear open and gather enough
material to write a second "Flam
ing Youth" . . . now we can't make
a nickel. Everybody around here
is either dating quietly or quietly
not dating. Do you know Fuzzy
Yoder wasn't even in trouble last
We could mention the budding
bliss between Walt Burdsall and
Nancy Jenkins, that Jo Butner is
trying to ease Skip's enforced li
brary staff, that A 1 Milner takes
Shiny Williams to football games,
or that E(1 Berry is seen with Ellie
Corneilson . . . but who wants to
reail things like that? Fooey . . .
Now, if Karl Iteinhardt would
just axe-murder Edith Hoffman in
stead of taking her for walks; if
Betty Jane Hughes' (supposedly
steady with Jim Alexander) un
known date for the ball game
should turn out, to be Dr. Ljung,
or if ithe chapel committee could
stick a red Communist in among
'rhe religious speakers . . . this job
could get downright interesting.
Thanksgiving comes n-roaring in;
We wonder as it passes,
Is one free day really worth
Six of non-cut classes?
Customer: "Iley, Charlie, how's
Charlie Ilollowell: "You should
know, you drank some of it last
That Hill Browning was looking
for a quiet little girl when he ran
into Anne Reeee.
That Marianna Victorius has al
ready invited Conrad Wilson to
escort her in the May court (must
like that man) !
That a bunch of guys in Yankee
Stadium are already boasting that
their candidate will walk off with
the Christinas Queen contest.
Most people go to classes
For knowledge wide and deep,
But seniors go to most of them
Because they need the sleep.
Success . . . this is the first time
in one year and three months that
Bill Kerrs name has not been used
in this column . . . maybe the boy's
A green Irishman was sent by his
employer to take charge of a Jewish
funeral, and upon making his report
to bis "Boss," Pat says: "That's a
curious custom the Jews have of
placing a S2O gold piece in the right
hand of the corpse."
"Why, that Is to pay his way over
the River Jordan."
"Well," gays Pat, "if that's the
case the Hebrew will have to swim,
because I swiped the .$20."
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece
was white as snow. But everywhere
that Mary went, twas the calves that
stole the show.