GARDNER-WEBB PILOT Sepvinq All WU W ant Hep Sepvicc” VOL. XII No. 4 GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, BOILING SPRINGS, N. C. APRIL, 1945 SUMMER SCHOOL AT G.-W. Gardner - Webb To Have First Summer School Gardner - Webb College feels her obligation to serve in every way possible the youth of a large territory in western North Carolina; and through those served in her classrooms, the college as pires to serve the churches in this territory. The service between the churches and the college must be mutual if the best interests of our youth are to be met in any very great way. Gardner-Webb College is a co-educational institution lo cated at Boiling Springs in the foothills. This location affords every advantage of a mountain climate. By auto mobile the most picturesque and ravishing mountain sce nery is not more than an hour from the school. Cool nights, pleasant days and a beautiful setting are among the many natural attractions found at Gardner-Webb. Sev eral buses pass daily through Boiling Springs. There are hard surfaced roads leading in from four directions. One would seek in vain conditions more conducive to summer time study. Jubt inotitatl'ng the summer school as a new service to our people. Every effort has been made to plan our program for the greatest service to the greatest num ber. A student may take only one subject, but may earn credit for a full year of work in that subject, or six semes ter hours; eight semester hours in courses requiring la boratory work. Classes will meet twice a day for an hour and thirty minutes for six days a week. (Continued on Page Three) THE PILOT STAFF has worked very hard tc get an edition of the paper out to you each month. Members of the Staff are composed of Louise Edwards, Editor-in-Chief; J. T. Jones, Associate Editor; Bernice McMurray, News Editor; Mr. W. Lawson Allen, Manag ing Editor; Eris Smith, Margaret Wacaster, Jack Hoyle, Polly Camp, Martha Ann Walker, Ida Lattimore, Nancy Trout, Louise Martin, and members of the Journalism class. MR- AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR Religious Worker Visits College Gardner-Webb College is very fortunate in having Miss Sarah Stevens, a young people’s director in religious work, from the First Baptist church in Hickory. Miss Stevens spoke at Vespers Monday afternoon, April 9, the title being “A Good name” and in chapel on Tuesday morning, April 10 on “Wells of Living Water”. These talks have proved to be very interesting and in fluential. Miss Stevens has been very active in religious work since 1939. In June she plans to go to Georgia to take up Y. W. A. work. Enrollment Still Increasing Ninety-two students have enrolled for next year. Twen ty-eight men and sixty-four women. This is the largest enrollment we have had at this time of year. Those who wish to reserve rooms should send in their reservation fees as soon as possible. From the preliminary ques tionnaire obtained from the testing done by the college in the high schools of Cleveland average high school senior is a girl of a little more than sixteen years. She comes from a large family and her parents are either farmers or textile workers. She is a church member and a Baptist. She does not wear glasses nor has she missed any appre ciable time from scnool on account of illness. Vocational Choices Not Made Only one third have an idea as to what they wish to be come in life. The war has brought on much of the in decision especially the young men graduating from high school. Less than one- fourth of the classes are plan ning to secure further educa tion in college or university. In nearly every case the aver age senior has engaged in some extra-curricular activity in high school. The most po pular subject offered in the schools is English, followed closely by mathematics, and the business subjects. The young men who are approaching the draft age are either enlisted in the armed forces or are planning noth ing that would be disrupted by the call to service. With out exception the seniors are anxiously waiting for the time to come when they can be self-supporting through their own efforts. Many of those who are not going to college are expecting to have work during the summer in some industrial plant in this section. The psychological and ap titude tests that have been given in the past two weeks have received a warm accep tance by students and faculty alike. A full report of all the findings will be given as soon as possible. Preliminary sam plings indicate that the aver- (Continued on Page Three) Major Carr Is Chapel Speaker Fourth in a series of Voca tional Guidance lectures, Gardner-Webb students heard a talk during the chapel hour on April lit? by Major I. N. Car*" of the command from Atlanta, Geor gia. Major Carr’s subject was a military career using the 21 branches of the Army as a basis for his talk. He gave a brief resume of each branch and the departments coming under them. He plac ed great emphasis on educa tion since modern warfare is becoming more and more me chanized and also stressed the fundamentals of discipline which is very essential for a successful military life. Major Carr stated that from the naval service come the opportunity for travel, wide social cor.tacts study and patriot duty. The purpose of these lec tures is to give the students a wider knowledge by voca tions open now and vocations that will be available in the future. Professor W. W. Davidson is in charge of se curing the speakers for these vocational guidance pro grams. MR. ALLEN ATTENDS CONFERENCE Mr. Allen, the director of Church School Relations for the college, attended the Pastor’s Conference at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 12-16, in I^oiiisvillp. Includ ed in the conference were the Mullins Foundation Lectures on Preaching. Dr. Halford E. Luccock, professor of Homi letics of Yale Divinity School, was the lecturer, using the theme; “Literature in Preach ing.” The subjects for the lectures were indicative of the rich content of his mes sages at all the sessions. “Vvhat Literature Can Do for the Preacher”, “The Hunger for Affirmations”, “The Still Sad Music of Hu manity”, “The Greatest Li terature of All—the Bible”, and “Literature and the Ser mon” were the titles given to the lectures held in the audi torium of the Crescent Hill Baptist Church and delivered to a capacity audience at each hour. Dr. Luccock’s dry hu mor and keen insight into hu- (Continued on Page Three) THE END OF THE TRAIL On the Sabbath morning of May 27, the Boiling Springs Baptist Church will be the scene of the commence ment exercises of the 1945 graduating class of Gardner- Webb College. These worthy students will be the audience at the 11 a.m. hour of Dr. Ralph Alderman Herring, who is president of the North Carolina Baptist State Con vention for the second time. Dr. Herring is a native of Pender County. His father and mother were both missi onaries to China, the latter being a native Australian. Mr. Herring has made un usual educational successes. He is a graduate of Campbell College, he won his A. B. de gree from Wake Forest Col lege, his TH. M. and Ph. D. degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky. He served as pastor at Crestwood and Ashland, Kentucky, before coming to the First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1936. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Bap tist Theological Seminary at Louisville, and also of Wake Forest College. He is the former vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Herring is recognized all over North Carolina as one of the greatest and most popular ministers in our his tory. The graduating class and all others concerned are deeply indebted to the College officials for securing the ser vices of this worthy and dis tinguished gentlemen for this important day in their lives. (Continued on Page Three) "SMIlTn' THROUGH" GOOD NAME PRESERVED It seems necessary for the sake of the students and the good name of this commun ity to close at night the roads leading into the campus and to the spring. It is not the purpose to keep anyone out at any time who has legitimate reason for being in. The roads lead ing fnto the campus and to the spring are being closed at night for your protection. Any time that you need to enter, or anyone else needs to enter, the night watchman will gladly let you in. Any outsider who violates this re gulation is laying himself liable to prosecution. ANNUALS ARRIVE That day so many of us have looked forward to for so long came quite unexpec tedly! Our treasured annuals were delivered to the college on April 12. Everyone was thrilled to the tips of his toes! Our school colors, black and red, were carried out in the covers and sketches. At the chapel hour on April 12, Mary Grace Queen, editor of the publication, presented a copy to Mr. Paul Stacy, to whom the volume was dedi cated. The staff is especially grateful to Miss Cuthbertson, sponsor for her helpful advice and suggestions. Of the 150 annuals that were published, very few re main to be sold. On the night of April 27th at 8:00 ,the “Classic Enter tainers”, dramatics group of Gardner-Webb College, will present their major produc tion—“Smilin’ Through” — a play in a prologue and three acts by Allan Langlon Mar tin. It is the story of an an cient tragedy visited upon the heads of the younger generation, and it has in /it all of the romance and fan tasy of the powerful love drama and all of the glitter ing humor of a rollicking comedy piece. Between laughs and tears this beauttful fan tastic tale of a great i-omance winds its way onward and upward to a gripping climax. The cast for “Smilin’ Through” Includes: The Prologue Sarah Wayne—Polly Camp Mary Clare —■ Jimy Mc- Knight The Play John Carteret—Sam Greene, Jr. Dr. Owen Harding—Lans- ford Jolley Kathleen Dungannon — Jeane Rollins Willie Ainley — Calvin Crowe Kenneth Wayne — J. T. Jones, Jr. Jeremiah Wayne — Hilton Hamrick Mooneyeen Clare—Patricia Sumner (Continued on Page Three)

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