The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, November 30, 1951, Image 1
Founders Dining Hall Conditions Discussed ... See Page Two VOLUME XXXVIII ALUMNI WISH CONTINUED AT GUILFORIT Taft Blasts Present Administration; Formulates Concrete' Foreign Policy Candidate Blames Korean War On Truman Colleagues Senator Robert A. Taft blasted the present national admin istration for its "weak and wavering" foreign policy yesterday before a packed audience in Memorial Hall, then set about explaining his own views on major issues of international prominence. Taft explained that the present administration does not actually have a foreign policy, other than to arm against Russia. He blamed high prices and taxes on Truman, and stated that "in recent war has been regarded as a! foreign policy weapon, and I even, at times, possibly as a | political weapon." "I don't believe the Russians will undertake a major military conquest, because they don't want to risk losing all they have built in the way of communism," he said. "Stalin is convinced that capital ism has the seeds of its own de struction," he continued. The presidential aspirant contin ued blasting Truman's administra tion by stating that it was respon sible for the present Korean con flict. He said that both Secretary of State Acheson and Chairman Tom Connelly, of the Senate For eign Relations Committee, made public statements to the effect that the United States would not put troops on Korean soil, once they had withdrawn. Taft continued that, for this reason, the Commu nists were not afraid to move into South Korea. Taft emphasized the fact that the present system of world govern ment is not set up on the basis of justice. He said that the veto offered the five major powers will substantiate this. After speaking, Senator Taft held a brief question and answer period, during which several students asked pertinent questions of national and international issues. Approximately 600 people, most ly students, packed Memorial Hall for the talk, which was one of three to be given at colleges in this area. Taft came to North Carolina to deliver a series of three Weil Lec tures at UNC, where he spoke on foreign policy—a subject which seems to be uppermost in the Sen ator's mind these days. His book, "A Foreign Policy for Americans," has just been released. On the Calendar Friday, November 30 Barter Theater presentation of "The Mer chant of Venice," sponsored by the Dramatics Council. Saturday, December I —Guilford- East Carolina, basketball there. Social Committee sponsors the movie, "It Happens Every Spring." Monday, December 3 Greens boro Opera Association presents Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" in Memorial Hall, benefit of the Guilford A Cappella Choir. Thursday, December 6 Guil ford-A.C.C., basketball—there. Saturday, December B—Dramat ics Council presents "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," starring Iso bel Thayer, Andy Hughes, Jo Cam eron, and Horace McManus. Tuesday, December 11 Guil ford - Appalachian, basketball there. Thursday, December 13 Guil ford-Hanes Hosiery, basketball here. Saturday, December IS Mono gram-sponsored Christmas Dance. The Qui(forSd| Greensboro Group To Present Opera Here The Greensboro Opera Associa tion will present a performance of Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" on Monday night, December 3, in Memorial Hall. The opera', sung in English, re lates the story of a peasant girl's betrayal and revenge. The char acters are all simple village folk. Turridu's old love, Lola, has mar ried Alfio, a carrier, but Turridu, after dallying with the affections of the too-willing Santuzza, returns to Lola. Santuzza arouses Alfio's suspicions, a duel is fought and Turridu Is killed. Four Greensboro singers will be featured. They are Harry Logan Smith, tenor, as Turridu; Amelia Card well, soprano, as Santuzza; Donald Trexler, baritone, as Alfio; and Peggy Sue Taylor, soprano, as Lola. Proceeds of the performance will go to the Guilford A Cappella Choir, and tickets may be obtained at the door or from members of the choir. Thanksgiving Dance Sponsored by W.A. A. The annual Thanksgiving Dance was sponsored in the gymnasium by the W. A. A. on Thursday night, November 22. An estimated num ber of 130 people attended. Lucy Leake, chairman of the dance, and her assistants carried out the color scheme of green, brown, and yellow. Music was pre sented by records purchased by the Social Committee. An added attraction was a floor show at intermission featuring as master of ceremonies, Howard Co ble. Marilyn Linhart sang several numbers including an old favorite, "Black Magic." She was accom panied by Barbara Money. Bobby Wall also sang a popular number. Through the efforts of Joe Cam eron, a group of girls dressed in yellow and brown danced the once again popular Turkey Trot. Refreshments consisting of or ange punch and cookies were served. LATE BASKETBALL SCORE The McCrary Eacles eked out a M to 63 victory over the Quakers last nlxht in Guil ford's season opener. The local quint travels to E. C. C. Sat urday nifht to open North State Conference basketball. GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C. ( NOVEMBER 30, 1951 1M k By ■- -JH i ml m EJsIIILhH* SENATOR ROBERT A. TAFT Dramatic Council Presents Play Next Week The Dramatic Council will pre sent its fall play, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street," in Memorial Hall at eight o'clock on Saturday night, December 8. The three-act comedy is the fa miliar love story of the semi-invalid poetess Elizabeth Barrett and poet Robert Browning. It features Iso bel Thayer and Andy Hughes as the lovers, with veteran player Hor ace McManus as the obsessed Father Barrett. The cast, directed by E. Daryl Kent and McManus, includes vet erans Jo Cameron and Anne New ton as Elizabeth's sisters, Henrietta and Arabel; Karl Heinhardt as Dr. Chambers, the family physician; and Bob Wall as Captain Surtees Cook, Henrietta's suitor. Frances Petty appears as Wilson, the maid, and Hugh Downing as the consultant, Dr. Ford. Comedy relief is provided by Marty Burton (as cousin Bella Hadley) and Bill Hatley as Henry Bevan, Bella's fop pish suitor. Beaman Griffin, Bill Potter, Larry Scearce, Clem Swisher, Ed Finch, and John Leeson appear as the six Barrett brothers, all of whom are dominated by their religious fanatic father. Chester Rose Receives Coast Guard Commission New London, Conn.—Chester A. Rose, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rose, of 410 Hillside Drive, Greensboro, N. C„ was one of 78 recently commissioned with the rank of Ensign, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, after successful comple tion of an intensive four-month course at the Coast Guard Acad emy here. A graduate of Greensboro Sen ior High School and Guilford Col lege, where he won his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, the young officers enlisted in the Coast Guard on August 29 at Norfolk, then qualified immediately for ad mission to the Officer Candidate School. H0.3 No Concrete Conclusion Reached Last Night A group of interested alumni, known as the Guilford Foundation, was still going strong late last night, and the consensus was that Guilford will have football next year. No definite commitments were made, but something entirely new for Guilford seemed to be in the air. The idea of direct par ticipation by the College itself, to a limited—very limited— extent popped up from every other person who spoke. The speeches weren't prepared addresses, but mere extempo raneous thoughts which led toward a complete and intimate cooperation between the College itself, the Foundation, and the Board of Trustees in working out a system of athletic support which would not be a "hand out" type subsidy, bnt Tickets for Annual Christmas Dance To Go on Sale Sam Lynch, president of the Monogram Club, has announced that tickets will go on sale Monday for the annual Monogram Club sponsored Christmas Dance. The price of tickets has been upped 25 cents over last year's $1.75, ac cording to Lynch. The dance is scheduled for Saturday night, De cember 15. Harold Gale has been selected to offer the music for the annual affair, which will be semi-formal. According to Lynch, flowers will be optional. The Christmas Queen will be elected in the same manner as last year, at a series of Monogram Club meetings. Last year the Christmas Queen was Mrs. Audrey Smith Duncan, a graduate of last spring. ''' S -fk ; mm ■- WW Ml' jfll PATRICIA O'CONNELL, Barter Theater star, who plays the role of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice" tonight in Memorial Hall. Barter Players Will Present Merchant of Venice' Tonight The Barter Players, of Abingdon, Va., long a favorite on this cam pus, will present Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" in Memorial Hall tonight at 8 o'clock. As usual, their appearance is sponsored by the Dramatic Council. The Barter Theater is America's oldest and largest professional the [ atrical company, having been found- •merely a limited aid program for prospective athletes with high standards of moral char acter. "We don't want to put fifty men on a football field, highly subsi dized, but without the elements of character necessary to make re spectable, hard - working citizens," said one of the numerous speakers. And that seemed to be the thoughts of the entire group of more than sixty promenent alumni and col lege officials. What they seemed mostly to wish was that Guilford could field at least a medium strong team, with men who weren't spend ing all their game time running on and off the playing field with hoards of substitutions. The next scheduled meeting of the group is planned for next April, at which time it is supposed that a more concrete arrangement will be made. The group, which was still meet ing late last night, does not have the final say on what Guilford will do in the future about athletics, but can make definite recommen dations to the Board of Trustees. Ed in Abingdon nineteen years ago by Robert Porterfield of New York. It is now the theatre of the Com monwealth of Virginia, and has three companies on national tour. Tonight's performance will fea ture veterans Patricia O'Connell as Portia, Clayton Corzatta aa Bas sanio, and Dane Knell as Lorenzo, with Woodrow RomofT as the usuri ous Shyloclc.