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Page Four 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 on WFMY-TV. 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 Philosophy. 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. Patronize Our Advertisers Now It's Pepsi— For Those Who Think Young! Pepsi-Cola THE GUILFORDIAN Literary Column THE FLEETING MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD 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. LOVE LOST 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 walked away. BEAUTY Beauty is a thing undefined By definite line, or proportionate trace For beauty is a thing eternally masked 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 but Despair Paula Michalove 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 soon. A POEM First came the sun to warm the earth 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 sun 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. EVENTIDE >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. Make Our Store Your Headquarters for Sporting Goods. Coble Sporting Goods Co. Greensboro BR 2-0912 I 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 terminants. 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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