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MAY 27, 1963
May Day Festivities for 1963
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MEN'S DIAPER PARADE
A BARE SUCCESS
by Tom Taylor
Verv earlv in the morning Guilford s men Irosli anil transU'r stu
dents were given the opportunity to prove themselves worthv of their
hooks hv running the traditional "diaper parade."
Bv 5:30 a.m. most ol the fledglings had been awakened I>\ upper
elassmen to perform for the student body. Among devices for aw aken
ing sleepy men were ineluded exeerpts 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 oil; the race began.
The route introduced the new ones to the loveliest of Guilford's I
scenery—the girls. Leading in front ol Founders' and down the hill
and up again to Shore Hall, the course then deviated around the New
Women's Dorm and hack 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 Ma\ Court. Bv that time the crowds of girls had moved
from the observation porches of their dorms to the seats constructed
tor the activities. After the introduction of the lovelies, the "diaper
clad'' youth dismissed to find warmer clothing.
The 1963 May Day program, en- j
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 j
lawn east of King Hall. The area
was specially decorated \v it h
flowers, a flowered maypole, and
the sparkling white arbor, fes
tooned with red roses.
'I he program began with the
Processional, as all the dancers
participating in the program
inarched into the area in their
brightly colored costumes. The
announcer then welcomed the v isi
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 Flail. 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 1 Kits. The 1
men wore white coats, black ties
and pink carnations. Kach ol the
attendants and their escorts were
introduced as thev arranged them
selves around the arbor.
Following the attendants came
the Maid ol Honor, Miss Diana !
Conevbear of Haleigh. escorted
bv Phillip Hickards of Wilming
ton, Delaware. After the Maid of
Honor came the Flower Cirl and
the Crown Hearer, Miss Martha
Sills Jennings and David Devlin.
Finallv the Queen of the Mav
herself entered. This vears Queen
was Miss Linda kranss of Carden
City, New Jerscv, escorted hv
Thomas Barnes of Asheboro. The
Queen was dressed in a white
gown and carried a l>oii|iict of
red roses. She and her escort ap
proached the arbor, then turned
while Dr. Milner crowned her the
Oueen of the Mav for 1963. \fter
the coronation the Queen mounted
(hi- arbor with her escort, where
she reigned in state over the
proceedings. The attendants and
their escorts were arrayed down
the sides ol the arbor.
The program presented various
sonfs and dances from all over the
world. The show began with a
snirited Vorth American Square
Dance. This was followed b\ an
Oriental Fan Dance, a slow , •'rue
ful d'Mice evincing the spirit of
the Orient. Other dances, twelve
in all, were presented, ranging
from a r av Russian Troika to a
stateb Creek Misirlnu. Partieulur-
Iv attractive were the English
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While the Qtieen anil her court preside in regal splendour
. . . while llie crowd awaits eagerly
A ('•reek Slisirlou is performed
Swonl Dance, the Creek Misirlou
and tlit' Latin \inerican Mamho.
The final dance of the program
was a sprightly American tap
dm ice, performed In Darlene
Brigance. Darlene wore a white
swim suit decorated with sequins
and crossed h\ a red, white and
hlue sash. Carrying two American j
flags and wearing an I nele Sam
hat, Darlene provided a fitting
climax for the show.
At the close of the performance.
The Queen majestically rose and
departed, followed hv her Court.
May Da\ is sponsored h\ the
Women s Athletic Association.
Chairman >l the program this vear
was Linda Sheppartl. \arrating
for the program was l'at Larraccv.
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to lake a trip like this. From her
experience abroad she hopes to
get to know the real life of the
people of England therein mak
ing her a more interesting person i
and a better teacher.
Letters to the Editoi
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!n reference tn tin mill w 11i 11 \v;n
taken in chapel today. .i tew points might
well l.ic examined along lliis same line ol
hirst, I ask. was tlit* ide a tin- produi
of tin l three bodies ol Student Legisla
ture with or without the approval of the
Committee on C lounciling:' Hither way,
the majority seems to favor individual
student responsibilities (115 \os; 65 no).
It seems to me this derision would re
quire onlv the mind of a college student,
since we are "the intelligentsia ol to
morrow. II he is mature enough to he
responsible for individual actions ol this
nature, surely he is mature enough to
decide ou questions such as drinking.
Perhaps the student's opinion should onlv
be used when it is beneficial to the good
name ol Guilford.
Consider the value ol a student's
opinion. Consnder the responsibilities he
must accept just to remain in this insti
tution. II you consider yourself respon
sible, vote with me. I vote for independ
ence—not license. I vote lor responsibil
ity—not drinking. At least I vote