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MAY 27, 1963
May Day Festivities for 1963
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Dances begin with American Square Dance
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An oZfZ English Maypole Dance
MEN'S DIAPER PARADE
A BARE SUCCESS
by Tom Taylor
Very early in the morning Guilford's men frosh and transfer stu
dents were given the opportunity to prove themselves worthy of their
books by running the traditional "diaper parade."
By 5:30 a.m. most of the fledglings had been awakened by upper
classmen to perform for the student body. Among devices for awaken
ing sleepy men were included excerpts from the William Tell Overture
and a bell wielded by a famous history professor and head resident,
along with the usual threats and oaths. Before 6:00 the bouncing
babies, shivering and laughing at each other, had gathered in front of
Cox Hall to await the signal to begin. During this wait men strapped
themselves into running position and adjusted their accessories (e. g,
hats, earmuffs, and balloons). The men were paired off; the race began.
The route introduced the new ones to the loveliest of Guilford's
scenery—the girls. Leading in front of Founders' and down the hill
and up again to Shore Hall, the course then deviated around the New
Women's Dorm and back to the front of Mary Hobbs' Hall. The
freshmen and transfers then made their way to King Hall and to the
May Day Activities for Men. Once at the scene of the May Day
arena, the "Younger Generation" gathered around to honor the intro
duction of the May Court. By that time the crowds of girls had moved
from the observation porches of their dorms to the seats constructed
for the activities. After the introduction of the lovelies, the "diaper
clad" youth dismissed to find warmer clothing.
The 1963 May Day program, en
titled "Around the World in Song
and Dance," was presented on
May 4 to a large and enthusiastic
crowd of nearly a thousand.
The festivities took place on the
lawn east of King Hall. The area
was specially decorated with
flowers, a flowered maypole, and
the sparkling white arbor, fes
tooned with red roses.
The program began with the
Processional, as all the dancers
participating in the program
marched into the area in their
brightly colored costumes. The
announcer then welcomed the visi
tors and introduced the May
Court. The girls slowly advanced
from King Hall, while the men
came towards them from the di
rection of Cox Hall. The attend
ants and their escorts met at the
entrance to the area and slowly
advanced towards the arbor to the
sound of regal 'music.' The girls
were dressed in flowing pink
dresses and broad pink hats. The
men wore white coats, black ties
and pink carnations. Each of the
attendants and their escorts were
introduced as they arranged them
selves around the arbor.
Following the attendants came
the Maid of Honor, Miss Diana
Conevbear of Raleigh, escorted
by Phillip Rickards of Wilming
ton, Delaware. After the Maid of
Honor came the Flower Girl and
the Crown Bearer, Miss Martha
Sills Jennings and David Devlin.
Finally the Queen of the May
herself entered. This year's Queen
was Miss Linda Krauss of Garden
City, New Jersey, escorted by
Thomas Barnes of Asheboro. The
Queen was dressed in a white
gown and carried a bouquet of
red roses. She and her escort ap
proached the arbor, then turned
while Dr. Milner crowned her the
Oueen of the May for 1963. After
the coronation the Queen mounted
the arbor with her escort, where
she reigned in state over the
nroceedines. The attendants and
their escorts were arrayed down
the sides of the arbor.
The program presented various
sontrs and dances from all over the
world. The show began with a
snirited North American Square
D ance. This was followed bv an
Oriental Fan D mce, a slow. Grace
ful evincing the spirit of
the Orient. Other dances, twelve
in all, were presented, ranging
from a srav Russian Troika to a
statelv Greek Misirlou. Particular
ly attractive were the English
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While the Queen and her court preside in regal splendour
. . . while the crowd awaits eagerly
A Greek Misirlou is performed
Sword Dance, the Greek Misirlou
and the Latin American Mambo.
The final dance of the program
was a sprightly American tap
dance, performed by Darlene
Brigance. Darlene wore a white
swim suit decorated with sequins
and crossed by a red, white and
blue sash. Carrying two American
flags and wearing an Uncle Sam
hat, Darlene provided a fitting
climax for the show.
At the close of the performance,
The Queen majestically rose and
departed, followed by her Court.
May Day is sponsored bv the
W omen's Athletic Association.
Chairman of the program this year
was Linda Sheppard. Narrating
for the program was Pat Larracey.
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to take a trip like this." From her
experience abroad she hopes to
get to know the real life of the
people of England thereby mak
ing her a more interesting person
and a better teacher.
Letters to the Editoi
(Continued from page 2)
In reference to the noil which wui
taken in chapel today, a few points might
well be examined along this same line of
First, I ask, was the idea the produc
of the three bodies of Student Legisla
ture with or without the approval of the
Committee on Counciling? Either way,
the majority seems to favor individual
student responsibilities (445 yes; 65 no).
It seems to me this.decision would re
quire only the mind of a college student,
since we are "the intelligentsia of to
morrow."lf he is mature enough to be
responsible for individual actions of this
nature, surely he is mature enough to
decide on questions such as drinking.
Perhaps the student's opinion should only
be used when it is beneficial to the good
name of Guilford.
Consider the value of a student's
opinion. Consnder the responsibilities he
must accept just to remain in this insti
tution. If you consider yourself respon
sible, vote with me. I vote for independ
ence—not license. I vote for responsibil
ity—not drinking. At least I vote