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VOLUME LI I
THE WILD DUCK'
The Revelers Club has been work
ing nightly the past few weeks in pre
paration for the play," The Wild Duck"
'The Wild Duck" was written by Henrik
Ibsen, the "father" of the modern theatre,
and was first published in 1884. The
play can be said to be a comedy of
errors, even though it ends in tragedy.
Noel Langley, the famous translator
of' The Wild Duck',' will be here the last
week of rehearsal. He will assist in re
hearsals, as well as lecture. Alex Reeve,
who directed Langley's translation in
New York, will also be here a week to
give notes to the cast at practice. He will
speak to the student body on the subject
of Fine Arts in Convocation, Nov. 16.
Make sure you attend the Revelers
Club's first play of the year,"The Wild
Duck''Nov. 17th and 18th.
Cast In Order of Appearance
Pettersen Charlie White
Jensen Merikay Noah
Old Ekdal Steve Wessells
Gregers Werle Senior Scott Parker
Gregers Werle Junior Hank Hackett
Hialmar Ekdal Allan Hollister
Mrs. Sorby Jean Jones
Ist Guest Jack McCarthy
2nd Guest Sara Schoonover
U N Seminar
Under the leadership of Mr. Claude
Shoots, Guilford's Coordinator of Inter
national Emphasis and Programs, plans
are being formulated for Guilford's U.N.
Seminar, Nov. 15-19. Shoots said that the
purpose of this Seminar is to come to
understand the organization and function
of the United Nations, and he added,
that it seeks to expose students to the
broader experiences of life.
From the more than fifty students
who have indicated an interest in parti
cipating in the Seminar, thirty-six will
be chosen to attend. Preference will be
given to those who have not previously
In addition to Shoots, four faculty
members - William Burris, David V.
Cheek, Donald A. Christenson, and Cyril
H. Harvey -- will accompany the students.
Last year marked the beginning of the
Guilford College United Nations Seminar.
This year the topic for discussion is
China. In preparation for the Seminar
several meetings will be held to assist
students in becoming better acquainted
with both the U.N. and China. The first
such meeting is scheduled for Oct. 26.
The group will leave the campus at
1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15. Arrival in New
York City is set for 10-11 p.m. that
night. Transportation will be by chartered
bus, and the group will stay at the Grand
Central V.M.C.A. Hotel. The price of the
trip, which includes room and the U.N.
program, is sls. The college will pay all
transportation costs. Students will pay
for meals and for any other expenses.
During the Seminar students will be
attending meetings, discussions, and con
ferences. Group members will have an
opportunity to talk and exchange ideas
with representatives from foreign nations.
And students will be given the public
tour of the U.N. headquarters.
After the Seminar program is over
the students will have free time, including
all day Saturday. Guilford plans to secure
tickets to a Broadway show, and any
student may purchase one if he wishes
to attend. Sidetrips to Greenwich Village
and other cultural areas are also available.
Following the four days of learning
and travel, the group of students will
return on Sunday night.
To Cut or Not to Cut
How does Guilford's present "policy
with regard to class attendance" compare
to the cut system of other Greensboro
colleges? What do Guilford faculty mem
bers think about our system? Is our
policy, in effect, working?
The questions seem particularly per
tinent in light of the recent study of our
two-year-old system by the Educational
Policies Committee. E.P.C.'s recommend
ation to the faculty was that the policy
remain intact, "based on the principle
that responsibility for attendance properly
rests with the student .... We recognize,
however, that where this sense of re
sponsibility is lacking, the student should
be helped to acquire it ... It is not pro
posed as a disciplinary measure."
Guilford's acting Dean of the College,
Dr. Godard, feels that this policy gives
more personal responsibility to the pro
fessor, which he advocates. The teacher,
holding the cut or no - cut option for
the student, must keep up with the indi
vidual student's progress and determine
whether repeated absences hurt his grade.
Mr. Floyd Reynolds, Registrar, agrees
that class roll should be kept for this
purpose. Cases have been discovered in
the past where a student had been "neg
lecting academic pursuits altogether "for
several weeks without a school official
being aware of it.
Reynolds was asked whether grades
were higher or lower under the current
policy as compared with the old "three
cuts-a-course" law: "There has been no
significant difference in grade averages
since the new rule went into effect."
He records only three-fourths of one per
cent more A's last September than in
1964-65 when the old system was used.
At U.N.C.G. the number of cuts per
course is determined by the individual
faculty member. Three consecutive cuts
give him the right, or the responsibility,
to report the student's name to the dean.
The student, then, can be placed on com
pulsory attendance, or dropped from the
course with an F.
A&T University students must attend
a class at least two-thirds or are subject
to automatic withdrawal with an F.
The system, involving systematic roll
taking by the teacher, has been rigidly
followed for 15 to 20 years, according
to Dean J. E. Malshal.
The area's two smaller colleges, Ben
ett and Greensboro, differ greatly in
their cut systems. Bennett girls are allowed
are allowed three cuts per course only
if a B average is maintained. At G.C.
however, the quota of absences is left up
to the discretion of the individual pro
Various of our own faculty members
share several views about cutting in gen
eral and implement these beliefs in the
cut-policies of their classes. The teachers
interviewed held the broad concensus
that the current policy is a good one,
and no particular problems were cited.
Dr. Norton feels that class attendance is
intergral with education and the study of
a subject. She sets a limit on cutting her
classes, as do other faculty: Mr. Norton,
Miss Roetzel, Mrs. Hunt, Dr. A. Deagon,
Mrs. Mathis, Mr. Lee, Mrs. Payne, Mr.
Semmler, Mr. Ward, Miss Reddeck, and
others. The Physical Education Depart
ment also fixes a cut limit, reasoning
that one's body cannot benefit from a
P.E. course if one's body is absent from
Among those favoring class attendance
on the basis of student initiative are Mr.
Nichos, Dr. Feagins, Dr. Harvey, Dr.
Burris, Dr. Aiken, Mr. Lockard, Dr. Gut-
Zhe friendly Newspaper
GREENSBORO, N. C. OCTOBER 19, 1967
PETITION RESULT OF FORUM
At 7:30 p.m. on Mon. Oct. 9, a
forum concerning the discriminatory pol
icies of the Imperial Barber Shop was
held. The meeting, moderated by Zack
Lowe, was attended by about sixty stud
ents and faculty members. However, there
was no representative of the barber shop
present, even though the shop had noti
fied the Student Legislature that they
would have someone there.
The major points argued at the forum
were (1) Should action against the barber
shop betaken? and (2) If so, what action?
Nearly everyone present thought that
some action should be taken, but there
was a wide difference of opinion on
exactly what action this should be. Some
students, of whom Charley Cole and Bob
Wilson were more outspoken, wanted an
immediate boycott of the Imperial Barber
Shop by all male students, They argued
that any less forceful action would be
useless, because the manager had def
initely decided that his shop would be
segregated, and nothing short of eco
nomically punitive measures would change
Other students were in favor of a
petition expressing dissatisfaction with
the current policies of the shop. These
students said that the campus would not
be solidly behind a boycott, and that it
KMRIA Takes Over
The Deceased Gadfly
What the heck is KMRIA? All in
terested persons have been instructed
via Richard Nilson, co-editor of this
journal, to refer to Ulysses page 137.
The general objectives of the KMRIA
Journal classify it as a follow-up of the
Gadfly. The Gadfly was started as a rival
to the Guilfordian which they felt to be a
rather milktoast manuscript. "The KM
RIA Journal hopes to be a swizzle stick
on the Guilford campus," said Richard.
There is a basic difference between
the Gadfly and the KMRIA Journal.
The Gadfly was intended to stir up
students on political issues. In contrast,
Nilson said, "The KMRIA hopes to bring
about the students' realization of the
religiousness of everything. "It is an
attempt to bring alive some of the deeper
and controversial opinions of the students
at Guilford." These expressions don't
absolutely have to pertain to religious
feelings. As stated in the introduction of
its first issue; "You can gripe, or com
pose, or create, or indite whatever issues
come forth from your mind. We try
to be both relevant to Guilford College
and irrelevant to anything."
Who writes for the KMRIA Journal?
You do. Why do they expect this publi
cation to succeed when the Gadfly did
not? Richard's reply to this is, "The
Gadfly did not solicit articles. We plan
to ask students for their works, in hopes
that they believe and support them enough
to want to print them." The KMRIA
has subsisted so far solely on personal
funds from its staff. Can you see your
self spending your money this way?
They need your financial support (no
amount is too small) to continue printing
Why not gve yourself a chance to see
what you and your consituents can pro
duce in the literary field? Give the
Guilfordian a long needed challenger.
sell, Mrs. Speas, etal. Some of these
instructors, and many of their colleagues,
prefer class attendance, but do not pre
ssure the student to attend unless his
grades are affected.
Mr. Grice, (who himself sets no limit
on number of cuts for his classes), has
compiled figures showing that at the
present cost of a school year, the student
pays $7.50 for each lecture, whether
he attends or not.
(Con't page 2)
is wrong to interfere with a man's livli
hood. After considerable discussion on
these issues, a motion was made stating
that petitions should be circulated stating
that the undersigned people want the
Imperial Barber Shop to stop its present
policy of racial discrimination. The mot
ion carried easily and the meeting was
The actual drafting of the petition
took place after the meeting. Several
petitions were drawn up, but the one
finally agreed upon by the few people
remaining was one composed by Mr.
Parkhurst of the economics department.
It read: "We believe that every resident of
the Guilford College community is en
titled to equal service from every mer
chant, and we sign this petition as con
cerned persons willing to express our
support for students and others who
desire a change in policy at the Imperial
Barber Shop. We ask that racial dis
crimination be ended and urge all those
similarly interested to join our efforts."
It was tentatively planned that several
copies of this petition would be sent to
each dormitory, and that the basic issues
would be explained to students, followed
by an invitation to sign the petition.
The petitions would then be sent to the
Imperial Barber Shop to await their
reaction, if any.
Three seminars were introduced to
freshmen this semester on an experimental
basis. Faculty members were interested
in finding out how freshmen would react
to this type of course and whether or not
the seminars would be beneficial at such
an early stage in their education.
Each of the seminars is being offered
to 15 students. The subjects are: religion
and science, existentialism and modern
literature, and foundations of mathem
atics. Each seminar carries three semester
hours credit. The courses are supervised
by faculty members who have an active
interest and competence in the given
The seminars offer a three-fold benefit
to students Primarily, they give the
student an opportunity to encounter
more challenging ideas and problems early
in his college career. Having been exposed
to new ideals and new ways of thinking,
the student has a chance to do more in
dependent research on his own. This
helps him to form his own opinions
about ideas in the field which has been
opened up to him.
Not only do the seminars benefit the
'student in learning to think for himself,
but they also encourage him to develop a
tolerance for the cultures and opinions of
others. For many academically talented
students, a seminar offers the first chance
to participate in classroom activity with
students of the same capabilities.
In the opinion of the students, one of
the most favorable aspects of the seminars
is that they are offered on a pass-fail
basis. This enables them to experiment
with and participate in fields which arouse
their curiosity without the great pre
ssure of grades.
Every Now and Then
A friend of mine is involved in some
thing that a few of you may be in
terested in. He is president of the newly
formed radical group known as S.P.G.P.A.-
P.P.G. (Students Protest Group Protest
ing Actively Protesting Protest Groups.)
Currently they are involved in standing
across the street from the post office
and screaming at the silent vigil. They
are just starting to form a "get your hair
cut at the Imperial" movement and expect
a large turnout from the southern portion
of the student body.
This organization is founded on the
belief that no one has the right to protest
anything accepted or adopted by the
greater government of the United State 1 "
(Con't page 2)