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LOTS OF CONTROVERSY! Page 2 VOLUME XLVII Leah Harris to Go Abroad For New Living Experiment By KAREN BALDWIN The Experiment in International Living was founded in 1932 as a private non-profit organization in the field of international education. The philosophy of the experiment is that significant advances toward world peace can be made at the individual level, by introducing th? people of one country to the people of another country through the basic social structure of the family. The essential feature of each Ex periment program, therefore, is approximately one month spent living as a member of a foreign family, in the pure meaning of the word foreign. The approach, undoubtedly, is realistic, but it is a practical idealism acknowledging that each nation has its own perspective on its problems, and that this perspective can only be fully understood when observed from within, from the viewpoint of its own people. This typ: of idealism thrives on the realization that it is not the similarities be tween people of various countries that are important, but the differ ences and that a mature and intelligent recognition of these differences is a major step towards understanding and appreciating another people and another culture. Experiment groups are not introduced to another people as tourists; they meet a country on its own terms, and see it through the eyes of its nationals. Despite the fact that the Experiment is basically an educational program, educating the people of one country to live with the people of another, it is not primarily a highly refined intellectual experience. The homestay is as much an emotional and visceral experience as it is an exercise in tact, understanding and adaptability. The challenge it presents is constant; the it can provide depend entirely on the individual. One of the individuals who will take part in the Experiment this summer is Leah Harris, a rising N. C. senior. Leah became actively interested in the Experimenl through Dr. Pete Moore and made application last March. Just a few days ago she was informed that she had been one of the many applicants accepted for that part of th Exp rim nt which is tc take place in England this sum mer. She will spend approximately two months with her Experiment group in England. Part of her time will be spent living with an English family, and the remainder will be spent traveling around the country with her Experiment group. One member of the family with which she has been living will travel with her and the rest of the group since there will be no remuneration to the family for her stay. Previous to her depart ure, Leah will take part in an ori entation program with the rest of the group in which will be dis cussed the culture, customs, poli tics, and language of the host country. At the end of the Experi ment, she and the rest of the American group will spend four or five days in a major city of the country, sightseeing and learning further about the culture of the host country. Leah is presently the secretary for the S.C.A., and next year she will assume the full responsibilities of senior representative from Hobbs to the W.S.C., May Day Chairman, and marshal. She is proficient at the piano and at dress-making and enjoys outdoor sports. There are a number of im pressive reasons for going that one could offer, but Leah simply says, "Anvone would want the chance (Continued on page 3 column 4) Tf>e QuilforScm Published by the Students of the South's Only Quaker College Men's May Day Is Great Success; Gentility Plus? May Day festivities began very early for some of Guilford's more ambitious and energetic young men as they began constructing new walks to facilitate transit be tween the bookstore and the sun dial, painting the traffic signs and trash cans for easy identification by the visitors, and posting pic tures of some of the campus ce lebrities on the doors of frequently used buildings in honor of the festivities. These preparations completed by the time the sun rose, the boys launched into a well-organized program of tastefully rendered skits taken from well-known fairy tales for the enjoyment of the young children and professors in the audience. Under the direction of the new M.S.C. officers, the boys spent several weeks prepar ing their presentation in honor of the coming of the May. Each group presenting a skit was care fully rehearsed in the course of mass practices held every night in the gym for the two weeks pre ceding the actual presentation. By preparing and rehearsing in ad vance of the actual performance, the boys were able to eliminate the distasteful elements which were so prevalent in last year's production and present a highly entertaining program full of ma ture wit and delightful puns of which even our "royalty" could be proud. Congratulations go to the boys who were instrumental in preparing and presenting the early morning enjoyment, and to all the participants who worked so hard to start this year's May Day off right. Fine Arts Program I O jimmy White, president of the Fine Arts Club, directed a talented r ast of Guilford musicians in an accomplished recital of fine musi cal achievements. The material included three so los by Carolyn Lineberger, Judy Justice and Jimmy Williams. Mar sha Breitenhirt and Mrs. W. T. English displayed a delightful nbilitv at the organ. Judy Hill ndded an interesting testimony to Tschaikowskv's "Troika." By far the most brilliant performance of f he night flowed from the sensitive fin"ers of Roberta Davies as she i played Khachaturian's "Toccata." GREENSBORO, N. C„ MAY 27, 1963 Mr. Appenzeller I Resigns Posts As Dean and Coach On May 15, Mr. Herb Appen zeller announced at the Men's Student Council meeting that, as of June 1, he would be resigning his positions as Dean of Students, Director of Athletics and head football coach. Mr. Appenzeller intends to complete his doctorate in education over the next year either at Carolina or Duke. He announced that while he will be teaching some classes here at Guil ford during the next year, his work on his doctorate will not allow him to continue in his present po sitions. In addition to his work in athletics and as Dean of Students, Mr. Appenzeller has been teach ing at Guilford High School. "All in all," he says, "it has been a full year." Mr. Appenzeller earned his Bachelor's degree in Latin at Wake Forest College in 1948. Three years later he received his Master's degree there with a major in education and a minor in physi cal education. He b"gan work on his doctorate in 1960 at UNC. Mr. Appenzeller first came to Guilford in 1956 as Director of Athletics, and became Dean of Students in 1962. Over the past six years "Coach" Appenzeller has held a warm place in the hearts of all Guilford students. In taking this temporary leave, Coach Appenzeller says, "I would like to express mv appreciation to the students for their cooperation this year and for all the help they have given me. We have had a real fine group." Monogram Club After a week of initiation cli maxed by "rat night" on Friday night, fourteen new members were elected to the Monogram Club on Tuesday evening, May 14. New officers for next year were also elected. The new officers are Jimmv Earp, president; Mickey Faulk vice-president; Paul Updegraff, secretary; and Joe DeVault, treas urer. The Men's Student Council wishes to take this opportunity to publicly apologise to those individuals offend ed by the program on May 4th. We want to assure everyone that measures are being taken to prevent p. recurrence of such a program in the future. Sincerely, 808 DAVIDSON, Pres. GARY YORK. Vice-Pres. RAY KELSEY, Sec.-Treas. G'boro Colleges Issue Statements On the morning of Monday, May 20, the student government of Guilford College submitted a statement of policy to the student body for approval. The statement concerned the actions of Guilford College students during the recent anti-segregation demonstrations in Greensboro. The text of the statement reads: "We neither support nor condemn their participation. Rather, we pre fer to leave to the individual stu dent the responsibility of his own actions. Such actions by individual students either for or against the issue are not sponsored by the Student Body of Guilford Col lege." The official tabulation of the votes on this policy statement shows 448 students voting "Yes," and 65 voting "No." Thus 87.3% of the student body, or nearly seven-eighths, approve of the statement. Earlier in the week, the student legislature at Woman's College met in emergency session and voted by acclamation to support picketing at the Cinema Theatre, the Town & College Restaurant, and the Apple House Restaurant, nil located on Tate Street near the school. The day before, the Student Co-ordinating Board of Greens boro College voted to support the nicketing at these establishments bv the WC students, and recom mended "selective buying" bv the students. The Greensboro College group voted as individuals and not as representatives of the students. Steere and Larson Are Commencement Speakers Douglas V. Steere, Thomas Wis tar Brown Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, will give the baccalaureate sermon at Guilford College on Sunday morning, June 2nd, and Arthur Larson, Professor of Law at Duke University and Director of the World Rule of Law Center, will deliver the commence ment address on Monday morning, June 3rd. The baccalaureate ser mon is at 11:00 a.m. and com mencement ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. Rorn in Harbor Beach, Michi gan, Douglas Steere received the B.S. in agriculture from Michigan State University, then took his M.A. at Harvard. As a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he holds a R.A. and an M.A. from that institution. His Ph.D. is from Harvard and he also holds several honorary degrees. Professionally, Douglas Steere has been active with the American Rhodes Scholars, the American Philosophical Association, and as a member, and president for one vear, of the American Theological Society. Rorn in Sious Falls, South Da kota, Arthur Larson secured his \.R. from Augustana College in that city, and attended the Univer sity of South Dakota Law School. A Rhodes Scholar, he has a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford, as wel 1 as the doctorate in Civil Laws. He is an honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, and holds several honorary degrees from various in stitutions. Larson practiced law in Milwau kee, and was Assistant Professor of Law at the University Tennessee Law School. He served as Divi-ion Counsel, Industrial Materials Divi sion CPA, Washington, D. C., and PHOTO REPORT ON MAY DAY Page 3 NUMBER 9 Dana Challenge Is Sparked By Division Challenge On Monday, May 13, Dave Mil ler, president of the Student Leg islature, announced in convoca tions that Guilford College ac cepts the challenge of the Greens boro Division in the fund-raising drive for the Dana Challenge. The Greensboro Division, in their newspaper Frontier Phoenix, chal lenged the campus to a "campaign contest" in raising money for the Challenge. The campaign is directed to wards the faculty, the administra tion and the students. The goal for the students is SI3,(XX). The WSC, MSC and Day Students' Council have agreed to organize uul carry out the campaign. BACKGROUND OF THE DANA CHALLENGE In the spring of 1961, Mr. Charles A. Dana, prominent New York financier and philanthropist, presented the city of Greensboro and the Board of Trustees with a challenge: if the businessmen and industrialists of Greensboro and the Board of Trustees of the col lege would each raise S7SO,(XX) for the college, Mr. Dana would con tribute a third S7SO,(XX) himself. The challenge was accepted: the Greensboro Associates was set up to handle the campaign among the businessmen and both they and the Board set up an intensive campaign to raise the funds. By December of last year, the Greensboro Associates had raised more than half of their amount, and Mr. Danna had already con tributed S4OO,(XX) of his donation in order to get the building pro gram started. But the Board of Trustees had raised only slightly over $260,000. In January of 1963, Mr. Dana wrote to the Board of Trustees, emphasizing that this money would have to be raised promptly. An intensive campaign was immedi ately set up. A professional fund raiser from Chicago was retained to direct the campaign. Contacts were made with alumni, Quaker church es across the stat°, and friends of the college everywhere. On Monday evening, Dr. Milner personally addressed the men stu dents in the New Men's Dorm to explain the campaign. The re sponse from most was enthusi astic. As the week of the campaign came to an end, well over half of the goal had been reached, and it was anticipated that the total would surpass the goal. acting price executive, Lumber Branch. He was also chief of the Scandinavian Branch, Foreign Eco nomic Administration. Later, he served as Associate Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, Pro fessor of Law and Dean of the Uni versity of Pittsburgh School of Law, Under-Secretary of Labor, 1954-55; Director USIA, 19.56-57; Special Assistant to the President, 1 957-58. Since 1958 he has headed l he World Rule of Law Center at Duk~ and served as a Special Con sultant to the President. A member of Phi Delta Phi, the \m rican Bar Association, Oxford Union Society, and of many legal organizations, he has been active in nromotion of the study of interna tional law. His interests also in clude the President's Council on Refugees, and on Aging, and The Council for Private Economic De | velopment planning committee.