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PAGE TWO T H E _P I L O^T APRIL, lj)51
Member Intercollegiate Press
S T A F F
Acting News Editor
Business Manager James Stamey
Assistant Business Manager Bob Mullinax
Circulation Manager Jean Devlin
Typists Martin Nichols, Agnes Mull
Faculty Advisor Mr. Ben C. Fisher
New Staff Policy
As the monthly news voice of the Gardner-Webb student
body, the PILOT will attempt to give the officials and other
friends of the college an accurate picture of all important
campus events. News columns will try to cover all phases of
life here on our campus. Letters and opinions from anyone
that will be worthwhile to readers of the PILOT will be print
ed in the editorial columns. The PILOT believes that freedom
of speech and freedom of the press are two of the most im
portant freedoms. A free press is the strongest possible wea
pon against Communism or tyranny of any description.
The PILOT wishes not to be peasive or meally mouthed and
not to print any personal grievances or personal opinion what
soever on controversal questions. Articles by feature editors
will be handled in a way that will allow room for original
interpretation and creative expression.
The PILOT wishes to uphold the high morals, love of fel-
lowmen, courtesy, and common decency which seem to be a
vital part of student spirit. It will try to do all these things
in a way that will be entertaining, educational, and will give a
greater knowledge of the love of God.
Determination — Success
There is an old adage that goes like this, “If at first you
don’t succeed, try, try again!” This applies to every individual.
When one posseses the quality of determination and willpow-
th'en he is sure to succeed; he cannot fail. The most famous
people surely did not succeed at their first attempt, but they
did keep trying. We profit by our mistakes and if failure does
not stop us, we can keep climbing upward—higher and high
er, then we are sure to succeed; we cannot fail. Fame
shall shine on all deservers.” When we determine to do our
very best, then the reward for our efforts is envitable. Let us
forget our mistakes of yesterday and strive harder so that
the dreams for tomorrow will materialize.
“One ship drives east and another west
With the self-same winds that blow;
Tis the set of the sails and not the gales
Which decides the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate;
As the voyage along through life;
Tis the will of the soul that decides its goal
And not the calm or the strife.”
With this issue the Pilot staff of ’50-’51 will hang up their
pens. For us there will be no more deadlines, no more cussing
to and being cussed at, no more proof reading, no more sneak
ing around looking for a “scoop,” and no more midnight edi
We, the staff, have had our moments of joy this year.
There was the time that Mr. Martin said that a certain issue
w'as the best produced at Gardner-Webb since he had been
here. Then there was the editorial that made some of the
state papers. There was the way students began to ask about
the Pilot a week or two before it was to come off press. Their
smiles of joy (and otherwise) while they read “The Boiling
We also have had some moments that were not to joyful.
There was the time we had to run two corrections of a pre
vious issue on the front page to appease the Day Students.
There was the time that the paper had “over ten” misspelled
words. We still hate to think of the things Mr. Martin said
about the first copy we gave to him to check. Then, too, there
was the look of distain accorded us by several of the faculty
members after several of the issues.
Nevertheless, good and bad, it has been a wonderful ex
perience for all of us. We thank all the students for the sup
port they have given us and the pleasure they have accord
ed us. It has been a sobering task and has caused some of us
to grow up a little more by giving us a sense of responsibility.
Again, we thank all the students for their support and wish
all of them God speed toward their highest ideal.
Communism - Socialism
On the back page of this newspaper you will find two articles on two
different aspects of “the most dynamic force in the world,” Communism.
These articles are the result of Mr. Troutman’s Sociology 203, which is a
survey course of the most important social philosophies of modern times.
The essay by Bob Wright, “Religious Tolerance and the Christian,” which
appeared in the last PILOT, was also a product of this course. The PILOT
has published these essays in the hope that they will awaken in the stu
dent body and faculty a renewed interest in learning more about Com
munism and the threat of Communism to the western world.
The essay by Benfield gives some of the background of the ideas of
socialists on how to achieve their societies, and points out the ruthless
ness of Communism and the sly, slow method of the Fabian Socialists.
Wright’s essay gives us an insight into the religious nature of Com
munism and why the advocates of Communism are so fanatical and un
changeable in their stand.
The PILOT hopes that every student will read these essays, not be
cause the essays themselves are so perfect, but in the hope that the ideas
expressed in them will cause you to want to know more about Commu
nism. When we come to have a true understanding of Communism, half
the battle against it is already won.
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ed the theme of the banquet with
the song “Moonlight and Roses”
which was the theme. Bob Heffner
reminded everyone of the beautiful
full moon that was loyally keeping
watch outside. Bobby sang of that
wonderful spectacle — “Carolina
Mr. Claude P. Gaddy, the banquet
speaker, delivered a fine intellectual
ly Christian message. Mr, Gaddy is
[he executive secretary of Christian
Education in the baptist colleges of
The beautiful flower and table ar
rangement combin'^d with the luster
of gorgeous evening dresses and cor
sages to manifest an unforgettable
spectacle. Thus, Gardner-Webb has
rung down the curtain on another
freshman-sophomore banquet and
on Gardner-Webb’s first “Field
Marion Benfield, Jr.
Glenn Pettyjohn, Eleanor Cogdill, Jackie Stone
For All the Family
• City Club
• Velvet Step