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Published, weekly during the collegiate year by
the students of Guilford College rawiftm
Editor-in-Chief Douglas Kerr
Managing Editor Carolyn Newlin
Associate Editor Alvin Jaffee
News Editor Bill Baldwin
Sports Editor Lee Jacobson
Sports Staff Bob Hiatt
Business Manager Lee jacobson
Staff Members Ann Cox, Woody Finley, Craven Mackie,
Andy McGlamery, Clara Montgomery, Gloria Shaw, Nancy Davis,
Andrea Rogin, Claudette Belton
Exchange Editor Carolyn Robertson
Circulation Manager Leona Schmid
Circulation Staff Louise Beasley, Frank Brown, Dorcas White
Art Editor Craven Mackie
Faculty Advisor Jackson Burgess
With this, the first issue of the Guilfordian under my editorship, I
would like to express to the student body my appreciation for being
elected to this post and to assure both students and faculty of my ambi
tion to keep the Guilfordian on as high a level as the oldest and best
traditions of the college. ,
The realization of the fact that there was no opposition for the
position of editor, which was awarded me on a yes-no ballot, is a good
starting point for the setting forth of a policy for the Guilfordian which
will attempt to:
1. Promote better school spirit. This pertains not only to sports, but
to the active support of your student government officers, and the
willing acceptance of responsibility toward all student activities.
2. Eliminate the age-old, stereotyped problem of "Student Body versus
Administration," and substitute a smooth-running plan which will
insure just rights for both students and administration.
3. Use the Guilfordian as a median through which students may voice
their constructive criticisms with the assurance that their opinions
will be taken note of and weighed in the balance.
It is not the wish of the editor that every minor issue which arises
be emblazoned in white heat letters across the pages of the Guilfordian,
but whenever the cause is justified, to support with vigor any campaign
which might better the school.
f d Like to See . . .
. . . more activities centered in and especially for the individual
classes. By such activities class spirit might be instigated which in turn
would lead to overall school spirit.
. . . more interest by more students in campus activities.
. . . better food in the chow hall.
. . . anybody or any school which can boast of as good an Honor
System as the one at Guilford College.
. . . less rubbish on the campus.
. . . more English majors take an active interest in The Guilfordian.
... a journalism class offered at Guilford to qualify students for
responsible positions on student publications.
. . . less studying and more attention paid while at chapel.
. . . more agreement among professors as to the time which students
must spend waiting for instructors who are not on time for class.
. . . more appreciation for the Student Union shown by the students
and less restrictions imposed by the faculty upon use of the Union.
. . . the Student Affairs Board continue to succeed.
. . . grades posted more quickly at the end of quarters and semes
. . . more special activities on campus during the weekend.
. . . more reverence shown during grace at the evening meal.
. . . more Guilfordiaris in the rooms of the dorms and fewer in the
. . . more support of spring sports activities.
. . . more letters to the editor expressing opinions and criticisms
(which includes praise as well as condemnation). — P.D.K.
TO THE -JfciKS
The GUILFORDIAN welcomes letters on
any subject. Name and position of the
writer must be included but will be
withheld "upon request. Letters should
not exceed 200 words and should be
dropped in the door slot of the GUIL
FORDIAN office in the Student Union by
the Saturday preceding publication. Edi
tors right reserved.
At the urging of a rather large
number of students in residence
on the Guilford campus, I am writ
ing to complain, not about the
amount or kinds of food which
could undergo a large amount of
improvement, but about the seba
ceousness or lardaceousness of the
food. In short, the food is abomin
ably greasy and quite distasteful.
It is rather trite to merely say,
"food is greasy," but I have lived
in foreign countries, in states from
Maine to California, have attended
both private and public schools,
and have never encountered such
"food" as I have been served here
Perhaps this grease is necessary
from the economical viewpoint,
since "it is too expensive to buy
materials, such as paper toweling,
to de-grease the bacon," for in
Surely a contribution to the poor
health of the students, as evidenced
by those who are on special
grease-less diets, is not worth the
saving made in the budget for the
Cholesterol, an ingredient of
grease, is the cause of arterios
clerosis—hardening of the arteries
—a very prevalent form of heart
Those against whom this dia
tribe, gripe, complaint, or whatever
you may label this bit of writing,
perhaps should take this to heart
and, for their own good and for
the good of the resident students,
see that quite a bit of improvement
is made in the quality of the food
at Guilford College.
The new Student Affairs Board
met in a joint meeting with the old
board on Thursday evening, April
11. Before the old board was ex
cused, a short summary of the
year's work was given and com
mittee chairman made final reports.
Jimmie Askins, chairman of the
budget committee, reported that
the budget for next year passed by
a 86.9% vote of the student body.
From this year's surplus $350 was
activated for next year's budget,
$185.71 was given to the WAA for
a record-player, and $250 went to
the Revelers' Club.
After the old board was excused,
Bob Iskowitz, retiring president,
conducted the election of new offi
cers. The SAB officers for next year
are: president, Jimmie Askins; vice
president, Carolyn Newlin; secre
tary, Rachel Richardson; and assist
ant secretary, Eileen Murray.
The new members were briefed
on a few of the SAB policies, were
warned to keep within their
budget, and asked to appoint an
alternate to the board. Suggestions
for the year's work including set-
What is the purpose of a college
The first and most -obvious pur
pose is, of course, to report the
campus news. It should present
features and stories that are on
the intellectual level of college stu
The second purpose should be
to adopt an editorial policy which
is the opinion of the majority of
students on campus. It should not
be a one-man newspaper!
The college newspaper must be
come an institution, a growing
concern, carrying over from year
to year trained staff members, ex
perience, financial stability, and
school loyalty. It must not be a
one-year performance, beginning
anew each spring and having to
depend upon certain personalities
on campus. It must become a
permanent, self-perpetuating, all
school enterprise, and should stand
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AN ENGLISH JOKE
"Yes, I've hunted all over Eu
"Really. What had you lost?"
"Why are you so late?"
"I fell downstairs."
"Well, that shouldn't have taken
Salesman—"These are especially
strong shirts, madam. They simply
laugh at the laundry.
Customer—"l know that kind: I
had some which came back with
their sides split."
Ezra went to the bank and asked
for the loan of one dollar. He paid
the six per cent interest for a year
in advance. To the banker's sur
prise, Ezra gave him a $5,000 gov
ting up a Student Union committee
to work with Dr. Williams and
working out a calendar of major
events for each student. An import
ant proposal was to publicize what
was happening in the various cam
pus organizations and to let the
students know of the working of
Apbil 26, 1957
side by side with other established
There has been some controversy
over whether or not The Guilford
ian actually serves the student
body. Many students are only too
ready and willing to offer criticisms
of the efforts of those who do work
on the paper, but they never seem
willing to offer any services toward
improving or substituting what
they feel is lacking.
By student vote the editor is
elected to take on the responsi
bility of the newspaper, but with
out the help and co-operation of
the students, it is practically im
possible to fulfill the purposes of
The paper will be out —whether
its five columns , are filled with
worthless or worthwhile reading
will depend upon students' willing
ness to contribute their opinions
and active support.
ernment bond as security. Ezra re
newed the loan each year. After
three years the perplexed banker
asked him just what the big idea
was. "Well," replied Ezra, "It is a
lot cheaper than renting a safe de
posit box for $lO a year."
"How old are you, my little
"I don't know, sir. Mother was
28 when I was born, but now she
is only 24."
Shipwrecked Man (to another
who wants to share his raft) —
"Before you get on, old chap, I
think it's only fair to warn you that
I have a rather nasty cold.
"You say you never clash with
"Never. She goes her way and I
"What is the most effective
agency for the redistribution of
"The wives and daughters of
How about rich men's sons?