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MISS JO BUTNER
Jo Butner, Mickey Peele
To Reign Over May Court
Miss Jo Butner, of near Winston-
Salem, was selected by the student
body to represent it as May Queen
for this year, in elections which
were held recently in Chapel. Miss
Mickey Peele, Greensboro, was se
lected as Maid of Honor.
The Senior Class, previously, had
selected ten candidates for the May
Court, and as is usually the case,
Choir Gives Chapel Program
To Complete Fall Series
The Guilford A Cappella Choir
has completed its fall series, the
last program being that presented
in chapel on Monday morning. The
Days of Yore
From the Files of THE GUILFORDIAN
of One, Ten, and Twenty
As the students read this issue
of the Guilfordian, the following
things were happening on the cam
pus of Guilford College according
to the GUILFORDIANS of the past:
ONE YEAR AGO—DEC. 1950
The Monogram Club under the
presidency of Tom Evaul was look
ing forward to the Christmas dance
they were planning to give.
TEN YEARS AGO—DEC. 1941
A Sadie Hawkins day dance was
given by the sophomore class. The
girls were urged to come stag. The
admission was $.25 a couple.
The Quaker basketball team was
getting ready to start the season,
which included Davidson and North
State Conference teams.
A faculty party was held in the
gymnasium with Coach C. D. Smith
acting as Santa. Mrs. Ernestine C.
The German club planned for the
Christmas play December 15. Mr.
E. D. Kent read the Nativity story.
TWENTY YEARS AGO—DEC. 1931
Handel's Messiah was given by
the Guilford CoUege Choral Soci
Guilford became a member of
the Association of Southern Col
leges as Dr. Binford met with the
group in Alabama.
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MISS MICKEY PEELE
Maid of Honor
the student body selected the Queen
and Maid of Honor from this list.
Others in the court include Misses
1 Mary Alice Briggs, Dorothy Cheek.
Polly Edgerton, Sally Haire. Jane
: Hockett, Lucy Leake, Ann Reece,
and Joyce Fulk.
The Queen and her attendants
will preside over the Annual May
' Day festivities, sponsored by the
, W.A.A. next spring.
program included widely known
carols and selections from Handel's
"Messiah," closing with the sing
ing of the stirring "Hallelujah Cho
rus" from that oratorio.
Earlier in the season, the Choir
made a series of recordings which
are now being used in conjunction
with the "Star of Bethlehem" pro
gram at the Morehead Planetarium.
The choir, under the direction of
Charles Underwood, also presented
a program of Christmas music for
the Rotary Club at its meeting in
Greensboro on Monday, December
10. On Tuesday night, they joined
the combined choirs of the Greens
boro churches in the annual pre
sentation of "The Messiah." The
combined group was under the di
rection of Mr. Underwood.
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These are the "Boys in White Coats," turned farmer! The Founders
waiters decided to prove to the students that life CAN be beautiful —
in a manner of speaking—in the dining room.—(Guilfordian staff
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., DECEMBER 19, 1951
By NEVILLE LONG
The past eight days might be
called an elongated culture week
at Guilford. Friday a week ago
brought the Barter Theater on their
annual visit, this time with another
of Shakespeare's favorites, "The
Merchant of Venice." With Wood
row Romoff as the villainous Shy
lock and Patricia O'Conenll as the
virtuous and lovely Portia, the play
scored a distinct hit with both Guil
ford students and members of the
One particular aspect of the pro
duction which deserves mention
was the dancing during the first
act and the maskers with animal
heads who provided the back
ground for the elopement of Jes
sica and Lorenzo. The dancing at
the opening set the mood of the
play in a way which plain dialogue,
even Shakespeare's lovely language
never could have done. Watching
the dancers, it was easy to imagine
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Miss Bonnie Terrell
Is Christmas Queen
Miss Bonnie Ferrell, newcomer
to the Guilford campus, was chosen
Christmas Queen by the Monogram
Club, and officially crowned at the
annual Christmas Dance last Satur
The dance, sponsored by the Mon
ogram Club, was acclaimed by many
to be one of the best in recent
years. Music was by Harold Gale
and his orchestra, with refresh
ments served at the intermission.
Next Issue Will Be
In Early February
Due to the brevity of the period
between Christmas vacation and
examinations, and because of a
smaller budget this year, the next
issue of the Guilfordian has been
scheduled for early in February.
The staff of the Guilfordian sin
cerely wishes that this will be the
happiest Christmas possible, and
wishes for its readers, one and all,
a prosperous and peaceful New
Strange Star Seen Over
Jerusalem in the East
By J. FLOYD MOORE
JERUSALEM, Roman Province
of Judea, 33rd Year of Herod the
Great. (Dec. 19). Rumors were
openly circulated in and near The
Temple today that a great event is
about to occur.
Astrologers have noticed on re
cent nights the appearance just to
the south of the city of a star of un
usual magnitude. This has brought
forth speculation from local proph
ets that the long-awaited Deliverer
is about to be born.
Students of the ancient prophets,
particularly Isaiah and Jeremiah,
out that the Star appears
just above the little town of Beth
The probability of the birth of a
Deliverer in the town of King David
By MARTY BURTON
Today is the Day!
And what significance does this
day hold for us? It means home ...
a two-weeks vacation ... families ...
and Christmas. Some of us will
be far away from Guilford those
two weeks; others of us will be
only a few miles away. But wher
ever we are, there will be one feel
ing and one spirit common to all
of us. For Christmas belongs to
To some of us, Christmas means
snow and sleigh rides . . . "Silent
Night" ... a Christmas tree, and
all the fun that goes with trimming
it . . . caroling on a frosty moonlit
night . . . mistletoe . . . laughter,
fun, and good times . . . packages
is increased by the fact that so
many of its former residents are
returning to pay taxes, as decreed
in Rome by Caesar Augustus.
There were even some reports
outside the Palace today that Herod
has taken notice of these rumors,
fearing that opponents of his dyn
asty may be plottting some scheme
to overthrow him. It is known in
every quarter that he has feared
for his life ever since he arranged
the death of Malchus who had
killed his own father, the late King
King Herod is aware of the un
derground movement to reestablish
a free Judea, as in the days of King
David and under the Maccabean
Kings. This group is fiercely anti
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tied up in bright colored ribbons
. . . Santa Claus . . . 'n' nuts, 'n'
fruits, 'n' candy. Yes, that's all a
part of Christmas, and that is as it
Yet, there is a truer meaning for
this day, and a real meaning. It
is that this is the birthday of our
Lord Jesus, and it was because of
His coming to the world on this
day that we celebrate Christmas.
It is truly, then, a holy day, and
a day of joy ... a day of love . . .
a day of worship . . . and a day of
hope amidst the sorrows and trou
bles of the world. . . . Yes, hope,
remembering the words of the an
gels on that blessed night . . .
"Glory to God in the highest
And on the earth peace, good
will toward men."