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'College Graduate' VOLUME XXXVI Dr. W rightT o Give Commencement Address Development Fund Nears Mark Set in 1944 Fund Tops $700,000; Auditorium • Chapel Plans Near Reality Dr. Clyde A. Milner, college president, announced that the Guilford College Campus Devel opment Fund has reached $703,- 000 or over 90% of the original goal. With this sum past the $700,000 mark of the minimum objective of $761,000 set in 1944-1945, the com ing school year promises to be an other year of construction. Last reports showed that over 2,500 friends of Guilford have contrib uted and worked in the extensive fund-raising program. Included in the "Guilford —For a Better Tomorrow" program, intro duced in 1944, were plans for the construction of an auditorium chapel, women's dormitory, an addi tion to King Hall, a rear SIOO,OOO addition to the library, complete renovation of Memorial Hall, and general repairs to the college plant. To date Guilford has realized the last three phases of this complete expansion program—the new King Hall addition, which was completed and dedicated last November, and the library and renovation which are now in the final steps of com pletion and should be in use by next September. Final architectural plans and bids for both the auditorium-chapel and women's dormitory haven't been completed, but they are expected to be within the near future. Since the actual development program began, subscriptions to the improvement program have been flowing in steadily. College officials stated that "it seems only yester day that the fund was around the $200,000 mark." In fact, last No vember at the dedication of King Hall, the fund had reached $612,- 163 or 80% of the goal. Plans for the construction of the new dormitory have already been drawn by A. C. Woodroof, Greens boro architect. The building to be erected on the northwest corner of the college quadrangle is designed to house 50 women students. (See picture on Page Seven. President Milner said that SIOO,OOO was al lotted for this building. But, he said, the original bids ran over that amount. He said college officials plan to get new bids on the project, possibly within a few weeks. f Continued on Page Eight) Job Outlook (or College Grads In 1950 Is Improved Over 1949 The outlook for permanent jobs in this area is good, but for sum mer jobs you have to take your chances, an investigation made by the Guilfordian showed. When it's said the job situation is good, it means it is better than in '49, but there are still a lot of people looking for employment. Those who are considering me chanical trades, architecture, retail ing and merchandising, nursing, laboratory work, social service, sell ing, public relations, chemistry and physics, have bright prospects for full time careers. The fields that are becoming in creasingly restricted with opportu nities already limited are law. en gineering, journalism, commercial art and photography, accounting, advertising, radio, television, and pharmacy. The investigation showed that everyone who is interested in office work, especially girls, are strongly advised to know typing and some stenography, even for a summer job. For college boys who wish to get in the out-of-doors, Fire Con p Quilforftcm -Sfe-jZ GUILFORD COLLEGE AUDITORIUM-CHAPEL—Architect's con ception or building on which construction is scheduled to begin soon. Ann Raiford Crowned Queen; Setting Sparkles With the sun shining and a back ground of gay music echoing across the campus, Guilford crowned her May Queen of 1950, Miss Ann Rai ford. The annual event took place Saturday, May 6. "Alice in Wonderland" was the theme of this years presentation, and all Guilford women students participated in the elaborate cele bration which is sponsored by the Women's Athletic Association. Under the direction of Miss Doris Hitchinson, assistant profes sor of women's physical education, the program consisted of effective and* elaborate decorations, and commendable folk dancing. The day's festivities began with the traditional May Day procession which featured Miss Raiford and her escort Mr. Harry Roeske; Chi zu Watanabe, the queen's maid of honor, with William Kornegay; Eleanor Corneilson, escorted by Lee Stackhouse; Charlotte Fland ers with Wes Atwood; Esther Lowe with Carl Erickson; Barbara Pear son with Garrett Pettingell; Vir ginia Toole with Donald Wolff and Marianne Victorius with Tom Goertner completed the May Court. trol Aid in any of the national parks have openings for those 18 and over. Write Personnel Office, National Park Service, U. S. Dept. of Interior, Washington, D. C. Men who are interested in work ing in national parks, especially on blister rust control work, should write to the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine regional of fices, the investigation showed. Jobs on farms hereabouts, in North Carolina, are usually done by professional migrant* workers, and such jobs are found at points of actual work. Jobs on beaches and resorts are also to be found on location and not usually in the state employment offices. The op portunities in this line are good, officials revealed. The graduate or student desir ing permanent employment should go to his nearest branch of the state employment office. There is one in Greensboro at 231 V 6 North Greene Street. You will find this a friendly office which will be glad to help you with your job-hunting problems. GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., MAY 24, 1950 Following the procession, cos tumed women students set the stage for the Wonderland story with several folk dances as Polly Edgerton, who played the part of Alice, in her dreams and various enactments of animal characters. Included among these were Mar gery Anderson, Thelma Clodfelter, Mary Ruth Williams and the wom en's tumbling classes. The outstanding feat of the day was that of the tumbling class, which formed a huge caterpillar. To the amazement of the large au dience, after wriggling onto the scene, the class shed the caterpil lar costume and performed seve ral stunts. Purdom and Feagins Speak at Jr.-Sr. Fele In the Parish Hall of St. An drew's Episcopal Church, on May 4, the Junior Class entertained the graduating class with the tradi tional Junior-Senior Banquet. After an excellent dinner, Scott Root, the Master of Ceremonies, passed an alarm clock around to see who the speaker for the even ing would be. The idea was that the person Caught when the alarm went off would speak. It never went off. Then Mr. Carroll Feagins was called upon to give a farewell greeting to the Seniors. The Senior Class furnished two speakers, Eleanor Corneilson and Carl Cochrane who entertained the guests by reminiscing through their years at Guilford. Dr. E. Purdom, the main speaker for the evening, was then intro duced, and spoke on the intriguing topic of "Science, Semantics, and Sanity." He read a number of en tertaining poems which were writ ten especially for the occasion. Thirty-third Summer Session Starts June 5 Registration for the 33rd summer session at Guilford College for 1950 will be conducted by Dr. Harvey Ljung. Dr. Clyde Milner will be on hand to teach the senior philoso phy course. Mathematics, chemis try, biology, English, religion, soci ology, economics, physical educa tion, and Spanish are courses of fered. Marshals Appointed The appointment or Mar shals ror 1950-51 have been announced by Miss Lasley, Guilford College Registrar. They are Polly Edgerton, Chief; Lucy Leake, Virginia Joyce Fulk, Sally Haire, James Alspaugh, Sam Baker, Aaron Tyson, and Julian Culton. Marshals are selected by the faculty on the basis or academ ic standards, leadership and personality. Successful Dance Climaxes Annual May Day Celebration Guilford's annual May Day Dance, sponsored by the Women's Athletic Association on Saturday evening, May 6, proved a success ful climax to the May Day festivi ties. Many students, alumni, faculty membbers, and guests crowded in to the gymnasium to mingle and dance from 8:00 to 11:30 for the crowning event of the year. At the door, W. A. A. President Ann Stab ler introduced a small receiving line, wihch included the head of Women's Athletics, Miss Hutchin son, under whose supervision the May Day activities took place. Then within the pink and green set ting, the orchestra led the whirling dances, highlighted by many new dresses in the colors of spring. Toward the middle of the dance appeared the beautiful May Day figure. One by one Jimmy Finch, master of ceremonies, introduced the May Queen and her court and their escorts, who stood in the tra ditional May Day formation. Then the May Queen, Ann Raiford, and her escort Harry Roeske, danced until they were later joined by the Maid of Honor and the other members of the court. Featuring this year's Alice in Wonderland May theme, the gym was made spring-like with stream ers of pink and green Handfash ioned roses and green foliage were twined into a swag that stood be- fore the refreshment table and in to the backdrop behind it. At the far end of the gym stood the band stand, decorated with real grass, and backed by a huge painting of Alice in Wonderland and Humpty Dumpty. Overhead gleamed a mir ror-studded "star reflector," which caught the light and reflected it around the room. 'Garbage Piles' Subject Of Mr. Moore's Talk "Garbage piles," said assistant re ligion professor "Pete" Moore in chapel on May 5, "are the arche ologist's means of looking into the future." He gave many examples of ancient garbage piles, such as those along the Nile River in Egypt, and those in the Tigris-Euphrates valley in Arabia, from which we have gotten much information con cerning the past and from which we can figure trends in the future. Mr. Moore went on to speculate about what would be likely to be found at Guilford College if it was to become suddenly a garbage pile today. He cited examples of what might be found at Guilford College to show us how easy it is to mis interpret a document or manuscript of an extinct culture or civilization. He compared his imaginary arche ological exploration to our religious excavations, and the artifacts and excavations. Eight Pages This Issue NUMBER 12 Hartford Prof. Will Give Baccalaureate Sermon to Seniors Graduation Exercise Begins Sunday, May 28 Continuing the policy of having distinguished graduation exercise speakers; Guilford will introduce to this year's graduating class Dr. Harry N. Wright, president of City College of New York, and Dr. Moses Bailey, professor at Hartford Theological Seminary. Dr. Wright will deliver the main commence ment address on Monday, May 29, on campus. Dr. Bailey will speak at the baccalaureate exercise on Sunday. President of City College of New York since 1941, Dr. Wright, who is a member of the Society of Friends, received his B.S. degree from Earlham College and M.S. from the University of California. He is the former president of Whit tier College and introduced the first course in the theory of num bers. Dr. Bailey, also a member of the Society of Friends, is Nettleton pro fessor of the Old Testament at Hartford. He received his doctor's degree from Boston University in 1926. Besides working with Amer ican Friends Service Committee in Palestine and administering United Nations relief, he has taught at Friends School, Ramallah, Pales tine, and at American University at Beirut. The commencement exercises at the college this spring will begin on Saturday, May 27, which is Alumni Day. Registration will be gin at 11:30 and the class reunion luncheons will be held in Mary Hobbs Hall at 12:30. At 9 a.m. Saturday the seniors will have their commencement rehearsal in Memo rial Hall. Saturday night at 7 the annual Alumni Banquet will be held in Founder's Hall. Sunday, May 28, Dr. Bailey will give the Baccalaureate Sermon. On Sunday night the Milners are giv ing the reception for all seniors at their home. Monday morning. May 29, will mark the final com mencement exercises. The academ ic procession will begin at 9:45; at 10 the commencement exercises and conferring of degrees, followed by the feature speaker, Dr. Harry Wright. At the Baccalaureate service on Sunday the invocation will be given by Isaac Harris, and the devotional will be given by Hiram Hilty, as sistant professor of Spanish. DR. WRIGHT Overman Scholarship Goes to Hardy Carroll By an election held by the student body, Wednesday, May 10, Hardy Carroll was award ed the William-Overman Scholarship for the year of 1950-1951.