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Beat Emory and Henry AGAIN Tomorrow Night! VOLUME XXXVIII Total of Only 474 Students Register for First Semester f . 1 s t m ■ m&BSm -- a JOB DR. RAYMOND BINFORD College, Friends Mourn Death of Dr. R. Binford Ex-President Dies After Long Illness By Josh Crane Students, faculty and others con nected with the college and the Society of Friends mourned the death of Dr. Raymond Binford this summer. After a long illness, Dr. Binford died on June 27 at his home here. He was a well-known biologist and educator, and held the position of president-emeritus of Guilford College. He served as the college's third president from 1918 to 1934, and previously as a professor in the science depart ment. He gave 50 years of his life to this institution and to the edu cational life of North Carolina as well as to the Society of Friends. A memorial service was held for the ex-president in New Garden Meetinghouse at 4 P.M. on Sun day, July 1. Dr. Binford was born in Car thage, Indiana, in 1876. He later moved to Haviland, Kansas, and was the first graduate of Haviland Academy. After teaching school for a short time, he entered Earl (Continued on Page Eight) Guilfordian Adds European, Washington Correspondents The Guilfordian this year has added to its regular staff, corre spondents in Washington and in Europe. It is the first such move by the Guilfordian to bring its readers up to date on happenings not only on the Guilford campus, but on a world-wide scale. Miss Barbara McFarland, em ployed in the Pentagon in Wash ington, D. C„ is now acting as staff corrspondent for the Guilfordian in this country's capital, and Udo Gengenbach, a student of Guilford last year, has accepted a position on the paper as European corre spondent. Gengenbach is begin ning study this fall at Heidelburg University in Germany. The Quilfor&cm Seth Hinshaw Speaks At Chapel Program At the October 5 chapel pro gram, Seth Hinshaw, minister of Asheboro Friends' Meeting and clerk of the North Caro lina Yearly Meeting, gave the address. The Duke graduate pointed out that the good and beauti ful things in life exist only as good and beautiful And only with spiritual standards and high ideals can these exist. Hinshaw stated that for one to have a Christian home, love, joy, and happiness, he must have adequate spiritual foun dations. He showed that Guilford and other schools of its type have the purpose of "balancing lives and hearts of boys and girls so that intellectual may combine with spiritual attainments." He further stated that the "gravest danger we face in hav ing an enemy is that we may become like him." The Guilfordian also has a cor respondent at the University of North Carolina, where a number of alumni of Guilford College are doing graduate work. Edward N. Post, former editor of the Guil fordian, is acting in that position. Plans are underway for contacting a possible correspondent also in Korea. Special Features This Year These are all special features of the Guilfordian this year, designed to keep readers up to the minute on world-wide developments. The Guilfordian sincerely hopes that these new features will add intense interest to the Guilford College student publication. GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., OCTOBER 12, 1951 Freshman (lass Smaller This Year Registration figures for the first semester of this year show a de crease of some fifty students over last year's figure, according to Miss Era Lasley, the Registrar. A total of 474 students registered this fall, in comparison to 528 registered for the same term last year. The decrease comes mostly from the ranks of the men students. Last year, 381 men and 147 wo men registered. According to fig ures released this week from the Office of the Registrar, only 334 men registered this year, while the number of women was down only to 140. There are 57 married students, and 68 veterans. The number of freshmen registering has been re duced this year to 113. Last year, there were 146 matriculating. Miss Lasley said that these will not be the final figures for the year, however, and that the figure for the year's total would be somewhat higher. It was pointed out that last year's total enrollment for the year was 553. The peak year before the war was in 1939-40, when 413 students registered. The next academic year showed a decrease, and of course, there was a decided lull during the war. Since the war, registra tion totals for the years 1946-47 through 1949-50, respectively, were 611, 640, 642, and 591. Last year. New Jersey led states other than North Carolina with a total of 24 students. New York ran a close second with 21. Penn sylvania was third with 16. This year. New Jersey has lost its lead to both New York and Pennsyl vania, who are tied for first with 18 each. New Jersey has a dele gation of 17. and Virginia has 14. Next in line is Connecticut with 10. Other states represented, be sides North Carolina, are Alabama, California. Florida, Indiana. Illi nois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mary land, Ohio, Oklahoma. Rhode Is land, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Jor dan, Cuba, Estonia, Italy, and Ger many are also represented on the campus. Twenty-one distinct religious de nominations are represented at Guilford. The Methodists are greatest in number, with a total of 119. The Baptists are second with 97. The Society of Friends has 92, and is third. Other denom inations represented are Catholic, Christian, Christian Science, Con gregational Christian, Church of Christ, Church of God, Episcopal, Evangelical United Brethren. Greek Orthodox, Hebrew, Lutheran, Mo ravian, Mormon, Moslem, Naza rene. Pilgrim Holiness, Presbyte rian (51 members), and Reformed. Managing Editor Resigns Position Morton Salkind, managing editor of the Guilfordian, has presented a letter of resignation, Harry John son, Jr., editor of the publication, announced yesterday. According to Johnson, Salkind stated that he had accepted a position with a Greensboro paper which would lim it the time which he could offer his extra-curricular activities. "Since I have taken the position on the Greensboro Record, I find that I do not have the time to take care of the extra-curricular activi ties I desire to . . Salkind stated in his letter. He continued, "It would mean doing a poor job on all of them. This would not be fair to the Guilfordian, the other organizations, or to the students who elected me . . ." Johnson stated that a general election would be necessary to fill the post, but that he did not know who would be nominated. He men tioned Darrel Peeler as a possible candidate, but said that the Guil fordian staff would have to nom inate candidates, since it is an elective position. "HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST!" Many a freshman was asking that question on Freshman Registration Day. Shown above at right are Dr. Ott, Mr. Cobb, and Mr. Underwood in the process of trying to straighten out some bewildered freshmen on their first semester's work in college. Cox Residents Greeted By New Ceilings, Floors Soda Shop To Begin Charging Sales Tax Beginning next Monday, Oc tober 15, the campus Soda Shop will begin charging the regular three per cent state sales tax, according to an announcement by John "Smokey" Pegram and Ed Jones, proprietors. "The State Revenue Depart ment has begun charging all college stores and campus soda shops the regular sales tax," Pegram said. "That means that, unless we charge the students tax, we'll have to pay the state out of our own pockets. So we have decided to start charging the regular rates beginning next Monday," he concluded. Several Changes In Faculty Noted Guilford added new members to its faculty this year, and at • the same time gained a completely new athletic department. Stuart Maynard is acting director of the Department Of Physical Edu cation. He received his A.B. de gree from Guilford in 1943. He had previously earned the nick name "Rock" for his outstanding performances in football and base ball. Since graduation, Maynard has been physical director of the Y.M.C.A. in Draper, North Caro lina, and coach at Williamston High School, besides service in the Navy. He has also done graduate work at the University of North Caro lina. David Meredith will assist Mr. Maynard in the Physical Education Department, and will coach basket ball. Meredith was the noted coach of Guilford High School, where his teams in football, basketball and baseball won county championships last year. He did his undergraduate work at Western Carolina Teach ers College, and has done graduate work at the University of North Carolina. Miss Margaret Reynolds, gradu ate of Woman's College, has been appointed head of Women's Physi cal Education. She received her Master's degree from Wellesley Col lege, where she assisted as a teacher. She has also had experience at Sweet Briar College, and at sev eral camps, where she directed land sports, especially tennis. Dr. Gordon Lovejoy is Visiting Professor of Sociology during the absence of Mr. David Stafford who is working toward his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina. He received his training at the Uni versity of Florida, and the Uni versity of North Carolina. He has had a wide field of service at sev (Continued on Page Four J Rat Court Pictures Page Eight This Issue NUMBER 1 Hobbs and Founders, Music Building, Receive Face-Lifting Residents of Cox Hall moved into renovated rooms this fall, as a result of extensive work done dur ing the summer. New floors were installed in New North and Yankee Stadium sections, and the floors of the remaining sections were refin ished. In addition to this, Yankee Stadium received new, soundproof ceilings, while all sections got a new coat of paint. Cox also re ceived new electrical wiring, with wal sockets, ceiling, and sink fix tures being put on three separate circuits. The Music Building received its share of remodeling too. The room on the second floor which former ly housed the Arnold Biblical col lection was divided by a sound proof wall into two teaching stu dios. Mr. Underwood, voice in structor and choir director, has moved from Memorial Hall to one of the new studios, while Miss Ware, instructor in piano, is occu pying the other. Other work done by the college during the summer included the rebuilding of two baths in Mary Hobbs Hall, painting of several rooms in Hobbs, and painting in Founders. The tennis courts, sched uled originally to have been com pleted by September, are now be | ing finished. A new asphalt sur face has been put on the courts which, according to David Parsons. Business Manager of the College, is the very latest design. The entire area west of the lake was cleared and seeded with grass, and was one of the most expensive projects completed over the holi days, according to Mr. Parsons. Sociology Department Adds New Courses With one exception, the curricu lum of Guilford College remains the same, according to Miss Era Lasley, for the first semester. This only exception is Dr. Gordon Love joy's Sociology 43 which is a two hour course, and his Sociology Sem inar, "Patterns of Human Rela tions," offered two hours a week with one hour credit given. Dr. Lovejoy is the Visiting Pro fessor of Sociology during this aca demic year, and is discussing in his courses the problems and func tions of various institutions and agencies of inter-group relation ship operating within a commu nity. He is also discussing as a topic, "Building of Understanding Between Different Groups of Peo ple." This two-hour course is open to sophomores, juniors an seniors. His seminar is dealing with a three-way analysis of selected areas of contemporary, inter-group ten sion and is open to juniors and seniors.