North Carolina Newspapers

    APRIL, 1951
Gene Washburn
— New Editor
When I assigned myself to get a
story on the new editor of the Pilot,
Gene Washburn, I didn’t realize
that Gene was somewhat of a celeb
rity from a celebrated family. As I
said, that was before I got wised up.
Gene is, as he put it, “the last of
fourteen." There were seven boys
and the rest were girls. Although
Gene said that “Women ain’t im
portant nohow,” his sister, Mrs.
Dorothy Washburn Hamrick., is our
Gene's six brothers gave him a
pretty hard standard to live up to.
Ixis oldest brother. Reburn, owns
and operates a cattle ranch in New
Mexico. His next brother operates
our Gardner-Webb Health Center,
that is, of course, Dr. W. W. Wash
burn. His third brother, Seth, is now
principal of a high school in Nash
County, N. C. He taught biology in
the Gardner-Webb Summer School
'ast summer. His fourth brother,
Deitz, is a building contractor and
brick layer. The fifth brother,
Gaines, is a painter, and Dan, the
sixth, graduated from Gardner-
Webb last year and is now at State.
Gene himself, in high school did
a good job of living up to his fam
ily name. In sports he played varsi
ty basketball two years and varsity
baseball three years. In 1949 he won
the sportsmanship award at the Cle
veland County basketball tourna
ment. In class activities, he was
president of his class three years and
vice-president one. He was a mem
ber of the Beta Club (he was salu-
tatorian of his class) for two years
and secretary of this club his senior
year. For three years he was vice-
president of his local F.F.A. Chapter.
He is a Life Scout and has 22
merit badges. He lacks only two
required badges before he becomes
an Eagle scout. He is assistant scoui
advisor of the Boiling Springs scout
troop and a senior life saver.
He was teacher of the young peo
ple’s Sunday school Class at Double
Springs Baptist Church. Gene also
won a safety certificate for his good
work as a school bus driver while
in high school.
There you have Gene Washburn.
No, you don’t. Gene is more than
just a mechanism which has taken
about every honor a high school
student can get. He is a personable,
likeable person who is modest, and
somewhat retiring. Gene has those
qualities which are most needed for
a demanding job like the editorship
of a college paper.
Shopping Center
Buy it in Boiling
Springs and watch
Boiling Springs
Dr. Jesse P. Bogue
Visits G-W
Dr. Jessie P. Bogue, Executive Sec-
of Junior Colleges, closed a series
retary of the American
of conferences and forums with
faculty and trustees of
Webb College several weeks ago.
Following a policy laid down sev-
tion and trustees of inviting in top
men in the field of education for
consultation about the college pro
gram, Dr. Bogue was invited to lead
the college and faculty in discus
sion groups, curriculum. Public re
lations, finance, vocational training,
adult education, and other related
Dr. Bogue opened the conference
on Thursday wth a brief summary
of the rise and growth of the junior
college in the field of American
education in which he pointed out
that the junior college has grown
in enrollment since 1900 from 200
students to more than 600,000 to
day, Dr. Bogue also expressed the
belief that the trend will be to
establish more and more junior col
Gardner-Webb’s Health Center,
Church - Community Development
program, and Guidance department
were highly praised by Dr. Bogue.
Of the Church-Community Develop
ment program Dr. Bogue said, “It
is the best planned and most prac
tical approach to this problem which
I have yet seen.” The Health Center
also came in for much praise from
Dr. Bogue who said that only one
other school in the nation, Boise,
Idaho, had such a community serv
ice program.
Caller—“Madame, I’m the piano-
Pianist—“I didn’t send for a tun-
Caller—“I know it, lady; the
leighbors did.”
Welcomc to All Students
Bolling Springs, N. C.
“Do you think that long hair
makes a man look intellectual?”
“Not when his wife finds it on
his coat; it then makes him look
“He has a
“How com
“Any girl
head like a doornob.”
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her he could do it and soon plans
were being made for Miss Starnes
and two of her girls to go to High
Point to select cqpiplete furnishings
and drapery for their living room.
Monday morning found them at
the Furniture Company. After a tour
of the plant they were asked to
choose complete furniture for their
living room. After several hours of
consultation and deliberation, the
choices were made, and, the order
around fifteen hundred dollars
th of furnishings for the room
n by Carson Stout to his head
manager to be built and delivered to
'le Girls Home before May Day.
The life motto of Edward Bok
great journalist and editor was
“Make the world a bit more beauti-
■nd a better place to live in.”
Could that also be the life ambition
Stout-hearted” Christian busi-
nan, Carson Stout, who came
ir campus so recently? Certainly
entire Gardner-Webb College
Family are sharing the excitement
' the joy eminating from the
Girls’ Home for the gift of this
icrated Christian layman has
enriched the lives and thrilled every
iber of our College Family — for
las indeed helped to make our
of the world “a bit more beauti
ful and a better place to live.”
A picture of the newly furnished
living room will be featured in the
‘ issue of “The Pilot.”
Electrician—“Here, catch hold of
Apprentice—“I got it. What now?”
Electrician—“Feel anything?”
JJlectrician—“Well, then don’t
touch the other one. It carries three
thousand volts.”
I Pictured above are the three winners of the TIME current
Troutman, faculty advisor for the International Relations Club
Webb. They are left to right: Bob Ward, freshman winner. Marl.
■ man, and Bob Howe, School winner. Time magazine, which prepa:
boys a five dollar globe or equivalent in books. The officers of '
dent, Julia Hancock; vice-president, James Stamey; and
direction of Mr. Troutman and Miss Hancock has been
I fethis year.
fairs contest at Gardner-Webb and Mr.
hich sponsored the contest at Gardner-
Benfield, sophomore winner, Mr. Trout-
3 and provided the test, gave each of the
International Relations Club are; presi-
:tary, Barbara Davenport. This club, under the
ctive organizations of the campus

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