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Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Volume XXII April, 1950 Number 7
Campus Elections
New Campaign Methods
Stimulate G-W Students
Monday, March 26 through Fri
day 31, was student election week
here at Gardner-Webb. This year
was the first time elections had been
held with enthusiastic campaigning
and vote soliciting. Posters and
signs popped out all over the cam
pus; they ranged all the way from
mimeographed sheets to huge, paint
ed “vote for me’s.” Most of the
posters remained up all week. Be
cause of the nature of its organiza
tion, the B.S.U. did not hold an
election campaign.
The candidates for student gov
ernment and student publications
offices spoke in chapel along with
their campaign managers. The
speeches were completed on Friday,
March 31, and the students cast
their ballots at the end of the cha
pel period.
Rudy Warden of Cramerton was
elected president of the Student
Government Association in a special
run-off election. His opponent was
James Stamey of Lincolnton. These
two had defeated Jim McDaniel of
Wirston-Salem in the regular elec
tion, but neither gained a majority
of votes. Cora Ray Beam of Shelby
edged over Julia Hancock of Frank-
linville as vice-president of the Stu
dent Government Association. Ag
nes Mull of Uree defeated Sara
Reece of Jonesville for the post of
In the publications field, Ray Car
nes of Cramerton defeated Mary
Frances Howard of Statesville as
editor of the yearbook Anchor. O. G.
Morehead of Berryton, Georgia, won
over Wade Sparks of Tampa, Flori
da, as yearbook business manager.
Marion Benfield of Casar defeated
Robert Wright of Lattimore as edi
tor of the Pilot in a run-off election.
Nell Grantham of Fairmont, who
was a candidate for this post, was
eliminated in the regular election,
but neither Wright nor Benfield re
ceived a majority of the votes.
Louise Pruett -of Casar defeated both
Jeanette Smith of Belmont and Ray
mond Dellinger of Gastonia in the
regular election for the office of
news editor of the Pilot.
Prank Wilson of Gastonia edged
out Bob Mullinax of Summerville,
Georgia, as B.S.U. president. Others
elected to the B.S.U. council were as
follows: First vice-president, Beth
White of Rutherfordton; second vice-
president, Barbara Davenport of
Mount Holly; third vice-president,
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From Dream to Reality
New Dover Library Construction
Set For Early Summer
Gardner-Webb College is completing plans for the early
construction of the new John R. Dover Library, a memorial
to the late Cleveland ' County industrialist-philanthrophist
who was a North Carolina pioneer in progressive textile vil
lages, churches, and schools.
ence-periodical room separated by
Construction will begm when the gi^ss walls to serve as the entrance
architects complete the details and j^all from the reception room to the
the contracts are let, possibly by i control desk. Such a plan will en-
early summer, to put it m use by | able staff members to observe li
the second semester of the next brary activities at all times while
school year, 1950-51. | circulating and checking all out
going books from the central o
Given to the college by the Dover ^ tgj. m addition to a seating s
family of Shelby, headed by Johri' foj. 40 pgj. ^ent of the student body
R. Dover, Jr., president of Dover and ^t one time, the main floor will pro-
Ora Mills, and Charles I. Dover, stack space for a potential 40,-
secretary-treasurer, the new library qoO vol. collection, the librarian’s
will initiate a junior collep modi- office, a reception room, and audio-
fication of the Harvard Plan, with visual room, and a special collec-
a centrally located control desk and ^ions room. The portable stacks can
open, portable stacks. Approximate jje arranged to provide special study-
cost of the plant and equipmerit conference alcoves, and at the
will be $140,000, and the size will gf main floor will be the re„^..
include a floor space of 120 by 80 ij^g j.Qcf f^j. stamping and catalogu-
feet. Proportionally the library will new books and collections,
approximate the size of the Gard-
Memorial Student Union, with ,
y will b
Located on a slope, the res
. e plant will have two floors, in-
the eluding a basement storeroom from
special elevator will s
west border of the immediate c
Feavinrsnac?fo?'a fc“b»g floor'catalogue room. Record play-
bXwelnTt^nd'The nlw men's dorrl ”^,grs‘'wil^be“"nclud?d"“
next doo'^r al^Sudenf fcmitlef. the'^o^n ChLTef ™rcXcL'^i
Boxwoods, crabapple, maple, native the J. L. Jenkins Memorial Librarj
water oak, and dogwood trees will for Rural Pastors, the F. N. Far-
be used in landscaping the grounds, ^is Economics Library, and th(
WUI b?Lcured^rom\hTcolfeg®Ta™ “as Dixon Library and art c^
of over 1000 acres. One pink dogwood , lection. In addition, the plant v
will be planted with every five white house a lecture room for specia
dogwoods on the landscape. classes in library use and research
Actual library facilities will in- Rest lounges will complete t
elude a reading room and a refer- cilities.

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