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VOL. XV No. 4
GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, BOILING SPRINGS, N. G.
DECEMBER 19, 1947
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!
The Late John R. Dover’s
Minerals Given To College
It is well for us to stop often in the rush of modern
life and look back for inspiration to the lives of those who
neiped pattern our ways.
An incident occurred recently which reminded many of
us of the rich and beautiful life of one of Cleveland county’s
most tnoughtful and progressive citizens. It was the presen
tation to Gardner-Vv ebb College of the quite valuable
mineral collection of the late John R. Dover, Sr., by his
sons, Messrs. Charles and Jack Dover. In the collection are
some seventy-five minerals, including specimens from
Canada, Japan, Bavaria, South Africa, Portugal, Sicily,
England, South America, Hungary, Tasmania, Greenland,
Mexico, United States, Italy, and other places all over the
world, it will be placed temporarily in the biological depart
ment but later will be displayed in an appropriate location
in rne Dover Library on the campus.
- . — . Of French-English descent, Mr.
„Oiin R. Dover was a native of
Cleveland county. His parents were
jaiuts ivl, and Amanda Nichols
^„vei-. He attended the Shelby
schools, a military school at
cvin^s Mountain, but was other-
wibd a self-educated man.
on September 27, 1887, he mar-
Litu Miss Jilla Esther Toms who
with him the work of
i-earing a family. serving the
church and community in which
bhey lived, while encouraging him
ai nis very successful efforts in
me Dusiness world, f'riends describ
ed their lives together as “beauti-
lUi and beneflcient.”
in lautf Mr. Dover started a bus-
intsd which he named the Ella
i.iui alter his wife. It was quite
j.*i.uv;ssxui. ijater he sold this mill.
^11 he built Dover mill and
111 i»zB organized and - built Ora
i.iili v./ompany. Then, later, he took
ovci- tne management of Eastside
ivianaiacturmg Company, now Es-
iner Mill corporation at Shelby.
JOHN R. DOVER Mr, Dover’s personality was rich
and varied, and he loved people.
ne enjoyed meeting them; he was
interested in the welfare of those
ti ne worked and in the lives
welfare of their families.
ing greatly interested in civic
ne gave generously to
■prises of his time, talent,
is. iieing aeeply and genuinely
religious, he was greatly interef‘“‘
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Returning from the conference
of the Southern Association of
colleges and Secondary Schools
which met in Louisville, Ky., De
cember 1-3, President Elliott
brought back a favorable report
for the students of Gardner-Webb.
Gardner-Webb applied for mem
bership in the Association last fall,
and has been under investigation
since that time by a group of ex
perts. President Elliott reported
that although the college was not
accepted, the outlook is favorable
for the future.
A member of the committt.
experts who examined the school
was very enthusiastic in his com
mendation of the institution’s work
With adults. In his words, “Gard
ner-Webb is doing a finer piece
of work in adult education than
any other college in the South.”
The Association is comprised of
colleges, universities, and secon
dary schools in the following
states; Texas, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
For a college to become a
ber of the Association, it hi
have its work fully accredited by
the institutions of all the states.
Out of the general values and
outcomes derived from Internation
al Relations Club work, the fol
lowing stand out:
1, Student interest in interna
tional affairs is aroused and made
2, Students are made to realize
that international problems are
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In New Books
you want to have a better
personality? Do you want to
develop your life to its fullest?
Books recently added to the Horary
will help you m the matter wnich
s closest to the heart of most;
me average person feels that
his personality could stand a g-
' of development. How tc
right thing in the present
uation (college) is of course
eluded in the total personality. The
Horary contains the following
concerning development; Fosdick,
)n Being a Real Ferson; Kraines
nd Thetford, Managing Your
iviind; Hamrick, How to Make
oa in college; Bailard and Mo
wn, S50 l:ou Were elected; Hyde;
Crcai Philosophies ot Lite;,
a uooarich, Knecuve Social Ac-
juring the college years one
3Diem with whicn many are con-
■nea is the choice of what to do
■ a living. Among other books
vocations, Kitson s How to Find
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Students Thrilled By
The God of the Atom’
A movie entitled “The God of
The Atom” was shown in the E.
B. Hamrick auditorium on Monday,
Enlightening as well as educa
tional, it dealt with the atomic
bomb and the different experi
ments used in it.
The movie was presented by the
Moody Bible Institute. This is the
second film that the institute has
shown within the past year, the
one being “The God of Crea-
The most enjoyable season of the year is here, Christ
mas. This is the time of the year when our hearts swell
with the gladness of giving gitts to our loved ones.
The Gardner-Webb Christmas banquet was held last
night in the Huggins-Curtis Hall at 6 o’clock. Immediately
alter this, presents were given out.
Today the Christmas holidays begin, from which we
return January 3, 1948, a new year, to begin our work for
progittins bO ue gi\
roresi oicy, on r'na&y,
Presiaent iiilliott introuucea the
program ana expiauiea tnac tne
programs wiii mciuue various
iriubicai, dramatic, ana speaKing
■jan. 10—Basketball game —
Jan. 12—B. a. U. council
Jan. 12-17—linal Examinations
.iv,egisoration lor 2nd semester
Jan. 14—Bail game—Mars Hill
Jan. ID-B. S. U. Council
Jan. 21—Ball game — Belmont
Jan. 23—B. S. U. Reception
Jan. 28—Ball game—Pfeiffer
The boiler at Gardner-Webb
oollege has reminded us all of
prtsence again. At 12:15 p.m.
iNOvemoer 12 students were busy
studying when “Ole Betsy” )
Maintenance men reported that
this time less damage was inflicted
than on the time before when the
old boiler was partially demolished.
The reaction of the students was
very good; everybody cleared the
building in less time than it takes
to tell, with “Rubberlegs” Raines
leading the procession.
Mr. Allen, the business manager,
has been, assured that “Ole Bet
sy’s” troubles have been remedied
and we can now all settle back to
our regular life at Gardner-Webb.
lie Second program on Friday,
;cmuci- was as follows; iviiss
riiiiyu (jramole, Garaner-Weoo's
X leacner, opened me program
11 tne siiiguig of "My nearo
r FaiLhful and "ibe Tu M'ami.'
; was accompaniea at the piano
ecu Bolick, from Cramerton,
c., a major m pnysical Edu-
1011, was next on tne program.
honors Paid To
Two of our Cleveland county
preacners have been honored ir
Dr. Zeno Wall of the First Bap
tist church of Shelby spent a busy
week in Washington, D. C.,
ducting services over the i .
and at various civic and religious
. The' Rev. J. W. Suttle went
the State Baptist conference and
found himself elected president of
Gardner-Webb takes great pride
in the honors paid to these friends
of the institution.
e Gardner-Webb Dramatics
club under the direction of Miss
Frances Cuthbertson, on Wednes
day, December 17, at 10.30 a.m.,
presented Julian Lee’s dramatiza
tion of the beloved “Christmas
•arol’’, by Charles Dickens.
The cast of characters was as
Ebenezer Scrooge—Jimmy Spivey
Fred, Scrooge’s Nephew—Lewis
Bob Cratchlt—Emmett Lookadoo
Marley’s Ghos^-Jack Edwards
Ghost of Christmas Past—Don
Ghost of Christmas Present—■
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
ivirs. I'ezziwig—Betty Blanton
iiny Tim—Jimmy Roberson
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Gettin Acquainted With the "Wheels'
Personalities In Highlight
(Editor’s Note; This is the
second in a series of articles on
From Greensboro comes Loretta
Phillips, one of the major “wheels”
on the campus. Loretta is Dr.
Dyer’s assistant and serves as
house president of the girls’ dor
mitory. Also she is a member of
the Marshal club and Mental Hy-
hobby harmonica playing, and is three kids at Roxboro. He is al-
a good comedian. | ways ready with a helping hand
Coming to our campus from and a good word for everyone.
Roxboro, N. C., is Milton “Windy” Hailing from Granite Palls is
Windham, a native, of Baton | paye Tunmire, an ideal student.
Rouge, Louisiana. “Windy” has loved by everyone,
numerous tasks which keep him j third vice-president
of the Baptist Student Union and
is a member of the choir and
, T t ' Mental Hygiene Society. Her major
retary-treasurer of the Interna-| Spanish and her minor is " -
tional Relations Club. Also he is a ^ i
, member of the Science club and; ^carry on her
enroll Mental Hygiene Society. ktudies for work in the mission
A„ “Windy IS studying for the | ,
■ rv onri next year he | ' . „ , . „ ,
University of i “Cutie,” as she is called by
10 particular sral, wears a pleasant smile
her'hobby but is fond of his wife and i (Continued on Page Four)
which keep him j
busy most of the time. He is the ,
secretary-treasurer of the Student | .
Government Association and
Graduating from Bess
High in 1938, she intends tc
at Wake Forest next year. ___ _ . . _
yet she hasn’t decided what her rural ministry and next year
major will be. “Retta”, as she is may enroll in
called by the girls, has no likes | Missouri. "
or dislikes but she claims
a happy New
Year comes from all
your staff. May your
days be merry and bright
ind may all your Christmases be
The Pilot strives to
give interesting news
to all G-W students.
Colleges Waste Time,
Says College Prexy
“Most American colleges do as
much harm as good, waste as much
as they use well, and turn
out as many failures as successes.”
That’s the opinion of Robert M.
Hutchins, chancellor of the U. of
In an exclusive interview in Var
sity, the young man’s magazine.
Chancellor Hutchins provides sever
al answers to the question; “What’s
wrong with America’s colleges and
high schools?” Foremost, he says,
IS the trend towards specialization
that begins in even the earliest
schooling years. “Students learn to
raise poultry, file library books, and
predict the weather—but they don’t
get a sound cultural background.”
“Most schools,” the young and
militant educator told Varsity,
“have over-lapping courses that
teach the same thing again and
again. Or, at the other extreme,
they hammer away at so small a
segment of the subject that they
teach nothing at all. Students
learn one poem down to the last
comma—but learn little about
poetry in general.”
In his own school, Hutchins de
clared, students can be graduated
at eighteen or nineteen years of
age—giving them time to specialize
and receive doubly-complete edu
cations by the time their counter
parts in other colleges have receiv
ed their bachelor’s degrees.