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Randy and Ike Will
Present First Album
Randy and Ike, the well-known
Guilford College folk singers, have
just finished making their first al
bum. The album will be a long
playing record produced by Cope
land Records, and will be entitled
"Presenting Randy and Ike."
The record will have for its
cover the above photograph, taken
in front of Dana Auditorium.
Randy and Ike, both sophomores
at Liuhtord, met quite accidentia
one afternoon last Septembei
when Ike heard Randy practicing
his guitar. They began singing
together, just for fun, until they
got wind of an intended folk sing
ing concert in Chapel. The two
made their first public appearance
that fall and decided to continue
singing together. Since then they
have given various concerts, most
ly at Woman's College, but also at
Greensboro College, Averette Col
lege in Virginia, and at their own
home Guilford College. Aside
from campus performances they
have entertained for private parties
and have held several jobs singing
on Friday and Sunday nights.
They have also recently appeared
Ike Wrenn is a native of Greens
boro, N. C., and has lived there
most of his life. He first became
interested in singing in the fifth
grade when he joined the glee
club. The next year he joined the
school orchestra and played and
sang until he graduated from high
school. During his senior year in
high school, he studied voice and
was a member of the Greensboro
Senior High Choir, both of which
he attributes to laying the founda
tion for his musical interests. Af
ter graduating from high school,
Ike attended the University of
North Carolina, where he joined
the Men's Glee Club and also the
professional music fraternity, Ph ;
Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He was intro
duced to the guitar and to foF
music bv his fraternity brother
and learned all he could fror
them. After spending a year r
Carolina, he worked a year an'
then transferred to Guilforc 1
where he has continued his inter
est in music and singing. Ike hope
to studv law at U.N.C. after grad
uating from Guilford.
Randy Ihara is a native of Wash
ington, D. C., and has been play
ing the guitar for over three years.
He has been sinking folk music
for two years. Randy's first experi
ence with the guitar was when he
played the electric guitar in a
rock 'n' roll band in nigh scliool.
During his senior year, he organ
ized a folk singing group winch
played seven niglits a week at an
amusement park in Washington.
They also appeared at a cotfee
house, "The Unicorn," in Wash
ington. During the past spring va
cation, Randy was singing at an
other coffee house, "The Ontario
Place," also in Washington. He
learned to play the banjo a year
ago and also plays the auto-harp
and the twelve-string guitar. Ran
dy is majoring in English Litera
ture with a possible minor in
Randy and Ike plan future night
club engagements in Baltimore,
Philadelphia and several places in
Washington. The duo enjoys sing
ing all types of folk music, but
prefers the old traditional folk
songs which are now being re
vived. The old ones, they feel, arc
the most beautiful and yet they
still remain buried in the depths of
time, or isolated, out of the reach
of the modern generation. Even
more beautiful may be the songs
that were never written down and
may be lost forever.
Randy and Ike each play the
guitar and banjo and may be seen
alternating instruments from time
to time to add variety to their
music. They have used their own
arrangements for most of the
music that is heard on their new
album. Among other songs, they
are singing "I Know Where I'm
Going," "Gypsy Rover," "Shenan
doah," "Delia's Gone," and "Five
Hundred Miles." Many Guilford
students will want to keep their
eyes open for "Presenting Randy
and Ike," soon to be put out on a
Copeland Records label.
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THE FLEETING MEMORIES
by Paula Joyce Michalove
The wind in the willow,
The woodthrush by the stream,
All recall to me
The memory of a long lost dream.
I remember when
The wind would blow our hair.
For we were two children at play,
The world was not our care.
I remember, also,
When birds sang for us alone.
For we could find joy anywhere.
There was no reason to roam.
All these things were once our joy,
When we were very young.
But now that we are very old
We have but memories to own.
The music played too loudly.
The smoke in the room made vis
ion difficult. He was there. I saw
him all the way across the room.
The light shone in his eyes and a
tiny glint of devil came through.
I looked at him and it was wonder
ful. The love showed in my eyes.
But he didn't see. He turned and
Beauty is a thing undefined
By definite line, or proportionate
For beauty is a thing eternally
By enchanted mystery
Which few are able to clasp
Beauty is a thing fragile and rare!
Touch it not for it will vanish
From sight and leave you with not
Paula is a senior at Grimsley Senior
High, she will be at Guilford next year.
This poem was written when she was
fourteen and sinee, she has won several
national essay eontests and written a
novel which will possibly be published
First came the sun to warm the
Then on the earth came two
Blessed by Heavens above
And bound by something which
they called Love.
And, by this love
The two were one
Then the one was blessed by the
And the one created another.
Then that which was created
By the two that was one,
And was blessed by the sun
Grew and lived as the others.
And yet, when they were gone
Vnd his sorrow was deep
He searched and found another
In whom his sorrow was steeped.
And those two were bound by
Love so true
They were blessed from above
\nd again, because two were one,
A third was created.
>ylph-like steps go dancing softly,
'ouching lightly dew and dreams,
winkling moondrops sift vague shadows
hrough their web of vespered beams.
: lting notes bespeak the freshness
ited o'er the twilight eve,
aceful swans emit their bell-tones,
sating on Lake Genevieve.
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On the Political Scene
by The Senator
During the past few years the South has been going through a period
of considerable political unrest. This is evidenced by increased parti
cipation in politics on the part of the public at large; increased internal
controversy within the predominant Democrat Party; and a startling
upsurge in the strength of the Republicans.
There are several causes for this unrest. One of the most basic is the
intensification of the old problem of race. Increased pressure from the
ederal government; greater concentration of population into urban
areas; a rising sense of dissatisfaction and determination for change on
the part of the Negro people themselves: all these factors have played
a part in the intensification of this problem.
Other causes of political unrest include the question of centraliza
tion of power in the federal government. Federal housing, federal med
ical insurance, federal education, and a host of other federalized
functions are the subject of sharp and deep-rooted controversy in the
South. Increased urbanization in particular has brought this problem
to the fore. Problems in labor relations, unemployment, shuns, public
transportation and other fields have followed in its wake.
The main changes wrought by these developments so far have been
within the Democrat Party. We are seeing in many Southern states,
notably North Carolina, the rise of a conspicuously liberal wing. In this
stat:, it is the liberal wing of the Democrat Party that is at present
tenuously in control. Whether or not the Sanford-Bennett organization
can prevail either in the party or in the state remains to be seen.
On the other hand we see a rise in Republican strength, as individ
uals who are more conservatives than Democrats move into the ranks
of the opposition, and as northern immigration introduces previously
unsouthern determinants of party alignment, primarily economic de
Political predictions, particularly when they concern a populace
in the Southern political scene over the next few decates. The gradual
Nevertheless we shall venture to outline the general course of change
in the southern political scene over the next few decades. The gradual
attrition of conservative Democrats into the Republican Party added
to the recent upsurge within the Democrat Party of the liberal wing
should eventually lead to a much more progressive Democrat Party
in the South. The Republican Party during this period of realignment
can be expected to grow startlingly for a niunber of years. Republican
electoral successes will increase, very possibly resulting in temporary
Republican dominance in the South. The newly liberal Democrats,
however, can be expected to retain much of their old strength, and it
is doubtful if Republican domination, even if achieved, can last for
any length of time. Nevertheless it is almost certain that a true two
party system will develop.
The South has for many years been the primary stumbling block to
the establishment of political parties truly national in policy. Not the
least of the political advantages of this change woidd be the elimina
tion of this impediment and the establishment of greater unity between
he South and the rest of the nation.
No cord or cable can draw so
forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can
do with a single thread.— Burton.
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"The audience sees then that
man passes through suffering puri
fied, that animal though we are in
many ways, there is in us all some
divine, incalcuable fire that urges
us to be better than we are."—The
Essence of Tragedy. Maxwell An