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COX HALL WILL BE RENOVATED SOON
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Marshall and Fitzgerald To Be Speakers For Graduation
Dr. Milner To Preside
At Outdoor Services
At 11:00 a.m. on May 27, Dr.
Rufus H. Fitzgerald, a Guilford
graduate and native of North Car
olina, will give the Baccalaureate
Sermon for the Class of 1951. On
May 28 at 10:00 a.m.. Dr. Roy K.
Marshall, who was the main speak
er on Founders Day in November,
1949, will give the addresp, entitled
"Who Shall Inherit the Earth?" at
the graduation exercises.
Weather permitting, both ser
vices will be held on the central
campus grounds; if not, the Bac
salaureate service will be held in
New Garden Meetinghouse, and the
Graduation service in the audito
rium in Memorial Hall. Dr. Clyde
A. Milner will preside each time.
Dr. Eva G. Campbell is Faculty
Dr. Rufus H. Fitzgerald was born
in Pelham, N. C. He graduated
from Guilford College in 1911, re
ceiving his B.A. at that time. He
obtained his M.A. at the Univer
sity of Tennessee and his LL.D.
at the University of Pennsylvania.
In his undergraduate days at Guil
ford, Dr. Fitzgerald was twice pres
ident of the Y. M. C. A. and very
active in many other organizations
on campus. He has done graduate
work in Egypt and Syria, and is
the former head of the Depart
ment of Fine Arts at the University
of lowa. He is now chancellor of
the University of Pittsburgh. His
class, the Class of 1911, will have
a special 40th reunion on May 26.
Dr. Roy K. Marshall is a native
of Illinois. He received his A.B.
at Ohio Wesleyan University, his
A.M. and his Ph.D. at Michigan
University. He is well known in
this section of the country as the
first director of the Morehead Plan
etarium at the University of North
Carolina. Before going to Chapel
Hill he was director of the Fels
Planetarium in Philadelphia. He
has recently resigned his position
at Chapel Hill in order to devote
full time to his other work. He
has written several books and nu
merous pamphlets and articles. At
the present time. Dr. Marshall pro
duces and narrates his own radio
and television shows.
COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITED
TO YOUNG FRIENDS' CAMP
College-aged Young Friends
are invited to attend the Young
Friends' Camp to be held at
Quaker Lake, near Climax,
N. C., May 28 through June 3.
The camp is designed to give
college students an interesting
and enlightening vacation, ac
cording to Ruth Day, director
of the camp.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 25—Final examinations end.
May 26—Alumni Day.
May 27, 11:00 A.M.—Baccalaureate.
May 27, 7:30 P.M.—Reception at
the home of Dr. and Mrs. Mil
ner in honor of the Graduating
May 28, 10:30 A.M.—Graduation
exercises. Roy K. Marshall,
principal speaker. Choir will
sing, Dr. Milner will preside.
May 28 - June 3 College Group,
Young Friends' Camp at Qua
ker Lake Conference Center.
June 4—Summer School Registra
June 5 Summer School classes
August 4 Last day of Summer
August 7-11—North Carolina Year
ly Meeting of Friends.
September 17—Freshman Registra
tion for Fall Semester, 1951-52
DR. ROY K. MARSHALL
Saturday, May 26
To Be Alumni Day
Guilford will again welcome her
alumni this year on Saturday, May
26, the day set aside especially for
them. Several graduated classes
are planning reunions, as follows:
the classes of 1912, 1913, 1914,
1915, 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934.
The class of 1926 will hold its 25th
reunion, and the class of 1911 will
meet together for its 40th annual
reunion. The 50-year group, grad
uates of New Garden Boarding
School from the class of 190*1 back,
will also have their reunion.
The Guilfordian would like to
take this opportunity to extend a
hearty welcome to those who now
have only memories, ever so dear,
of our Quaker College.
Alumni Day Schedule
11:00 A.M.—Registration begins,
12 M—Assembly, Memorial Hall.
1:00 P.M.—Reunion luncheons at
Mary Hobbs Hall.
3:00 P.M.—Open meeting of
Scholarship Society, Ben"L. Smith.
Superintendent, Greensboro City
4:30 P.M.—Open House, Virginia
Ragsdale Alumni House.
5:30 P.M.—Meetings of standing
6:30 P.M.—Banquet, Founders
Guilford Choir Ends
Spring Concert Series
The Guilford College A Capella
Choir concluded its spring con
cert series last Sunday evening
with a concert at the Asheboro
Street Friends Meetinghouse in
The choir, under the able direc
tion of Charles C. Underwood,
started its spring series with a
tour which extended through Geor
gia and Florida. Several concerts
were given in Greensboro, and the
annual home concert was held in
Memorial Hall shortly after the
conclusion of the southern tour.
Baccalaureate and graduation
exercises will feature the last ap
pearances of the choir this year.
Examination Schedule 3
Guilford 50 Years Ago 10
Lake Project 5
May Day 5
Post Scripts 2
The Spectator 2
Sports 8, 9
Summer School Schedule 10
W. A. A. News 9
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., MAY 19, 1951
'Service' Is Topic
Of Chapel Address
By C. W. Phillips
Charles W. Phillips, Public Rela
tions Director at Woman's, College
in Greensboro, was the featured
speaker at a recent chapel program.
He chose "Service" as his topic,
and, according to many who at
tended, was one of the most inter
esting speakers of the year.
Mr. Phillips brought out the fact
that in nature, where one thing,
such as hearing or seeing, is handi
capped or non-existent, another one
of the senses makes up the balance
by being better developed.
In applying this to everyday life,
Mr. Phillips said, "There once was
a time when man could stand alone.
But not anymore." He continued
that we must share what we have
with others. "We've got to coope
rate. We have an obligation to
leave a better opportunity for those
who follow than the one we re
ceived," he concluded.
Over Half of Degrees
Given by Dr. Milner
When President Milner gives
the 37th degree during gradu
ation exercises this spring, he
will have given out exactly half
of the degrees conferred by
this institution since its found
According to figures released
by the President's office, 1,719
degrees have been conferred
since the year 1841. Dr. Mil
ner has given, up to now, 841
of these. A total of 878 were
given by past presidents, and
the approximately 92 seniors
receiving degrees this spring
will far surpass the half-way
The peak year for the num
ber of degrees here was in
1949 when 110 were conferred.
Last year, 99 seniors received
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Shown above are the new members of the Scholarship Society. They
are, left to right, Lucy Leake, Sam Baker, Joyce Fulk, Julian Culton,
and Polly Edgerton.
Plans Include New Acoustical Ceilings,
New and Refinished Floors Throughout
Wall Street Journal Award
Adds New Members
Five new members were induct
ed into the Scholarship Society
last Friday morning. The new mem
bers and their respective quality
averages are: Joyce Fulk, 2.82,
Math major; Julian Culton, 2.72,
Pre-Med; Polly Edgerton, 2.62, Eng
lish; Samuel Baker, 2.56, English
and History; and Lucy Leake, 2.54,
Mrs. Margery Edgerton opened
the meeting by giving a brief his
tory of the Scholarship Society,
and then inducted the new mem
bers, who must have completed five
semesters of academic work, or the
equivalent of that amount, with a
quality average of 2.50 or better.
After the induction of these new
members. Dr. Victorius presented
to C. Howard Davis the Wall Street
Journal Student Achievement
| Award. The silver emblem shown
[ above was given to Davis by the
[Wall Street Journal, and the Eco
nomics Department, for "outstand
! ing work in the field of corporate
I finances." According to Dr. Victo
; rius, Davis' thesis was chosen as
; superior to any other in the de-
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Cox Hall will be a new place
next year when the men students
begin moving in. According to the
| Business Manager's office, there
will be new ceilings throughout,
and refinished floors throughout,
with brand new floors in the two
The new ceilings to be installed
will be of the sound-proof type
which is now used in the offices in
Memorial Hall. The nine-inch
"Celotex" blocks will not, how
ever, be the "slit" type. "The ceil
ing will have to be plain rather
than perforated due to the imprac
ticability of painting the perfo
rated type," Mr. Parsons, Business
Manager of the College, said. The
new ceiling is to be off-white, and
is expected to reduce to a minimum
the dust which has for many years
been the complaint of Cox Hall
Floors in the three middle sec
tions of the dormitory will be com
pletely refinished. Present plans
call for thorough sanding, and the
application of a new type stain
which does not require a shellac
finish. It is understood that the
new stain will take a high polish,
and can easily be retouched in case
of scratches or burns.
The two end sections will re
ceive completely new floors. The
type has not been decided upon
as yet, but the Board of Trustees'
Committee on Buildings and
Grounds is now receiving bids on
three types. The types under con
sideration are (1) ordinary oak
wood, (2) asphalt tile, and (3) a
combination asphalt-concrete type
flooring called "Mastic." The lat
ter of the three seemed most like
ly, according to Mr. Parsons, be
cause it would apparently be most
practical. It is a long-wearing,
neat-appearing floor, which is laid
in one piece instead of being laid
in blocks or strips, as in the case
of asphalt tile or oak boards.
Also included in the plans for
the renovation of Cox will be the
reworking of the staircases, par
ticularly in New North, and other
sections where the stairs are in
bad need of repair.
Present plans call fo£ comple
tion of the project by next Sep
Miss Ware Goes
To Get Master's
Miss Dorothy Ann Ware, piano
and music instructor, boarded a
plane Saturday morning, May 12,
for Cincinnati, where she will con
clude work on her Master's degree.
She will give a concert, and take
comprehensive examinations at
the Cincinnati Conservatory of
Miss Ware will return to Guil
ford for graduation May 28.
Four Senior Recitals
Presented This Spring
Four Senior recitals, one piano
and three voice, were presented by
the Music Department this year.
Gene Peace began the series on
April 20 with the only piano re
cital. Joe Gamble, Rebecca Gard
ner and James Williams were all
featured in voice recitals.
Two added treats were also of
fered by the Music Department
this year. Dr. Underwood, voice
teacher and choir director, gave
j a program of vocal numbers in
chapel, and Miss Dorothy Ware,
also, of the department, gave a
1 piano recital.