Volume X, Number 2
THE PI LOT
Ground Breaking New Girls’ Dorm
Mr. Stephen Morrisett, with a one
year leave of absence from Gardner-
Webb, sailed on the U. S. S. America
September 29, for Heidelburg, Ger-.
many. His main purpose while at
Heidelburg is to study Modern Greek
and Hebrew. But we see that he
took the family along, so they sure
ly will be traveling around making
the most of their stay in Germany.
Mr. Morrisett, before his leave of
absence, taught Greek, Bible, and
choir, and was one of the B. S. U.
Mr. Robert Carr has taken over
the Choir and Mr. Sam Hughes, the
Greek and Bible classes for Mr.
THE LYCEUM COMMITTEE
Before Mr. Morrisett left on his
trip, the Lyceum Committee pre
sented him and Mrs. Gidney in a
very colorful recital.
Mrs. Gidney captivated the hearts
of everyone through her vocal ar
rangements of “Last Rose of Sum
mer”, '‘Bird Songs”, and “Madame
Mr. Morrisett’s opening number
“Fantasie and Fugue in G Minor”
showed his great skill at the organ.
His closing “Choral Preludes” were
very familiar and enjoyed by every-
On October 7, the Lyceum Com
mittee presented Mrs. Mary Mills
Dyer in a recital consisting of 12
beautiful vocal arrangements. The
Negro spirituals “Messa’s in De
Cold, Cold, Ground” by Foster;
“Were You There” by Burleigh, one
of the top arrangers of Negro spirit
uals of today; and “Let Us Break
Bread Together” by Lawrence, will
be remembered for a long time. Be
fore singing these three numbers,
she explained how our poor Negro
brother has had a hard time in
this world. All through the spirit
uals one could picture the Negro of
the old colonial days and the hard
ships that he went through.
The student body has enjoyed
these recitals and looks forward to
having more such programs..
As Gardner - Webb
Sen. Sam J. Ervin, Jr., spoke at
the ceremonies here Sunday, October
9, before a congregation estimated to
number almost 1,000 launching a
campaign to enlarge the plant and
endowment of Gardner-Webb.
The afternoon program began with
a band concert by area high school
bands and a congregational hymn,
“Come Thou Almighty King.” Rev.
Tom Lawi-ence pronounced the in
vocation, and Dr. P. L. Elliott presid
ed at the groundbreaking.
Senator Ervin declared the church-
related institutions as being essential
to North Carolina’s education pro-
FIRST EARTH TURNED — Horace Easom uses the spade to turn the
first earth at the groundbreaking for the new dormitory here at Gardner-
Webb College. He was interim president in 1942-43. Prom left to right
are the Rev. J. R. Cantrell of Boiling Springs, president 1939-42; and Dr.
P. L. Elliott, president since 1943. (Photo by Bill Sitton)
A long sought and highly in
teresting course in journalism has
finally been added to Gardner-
Webb’s curriculum this year, under
the instruction of Mr. Bill Greene,
managing editor of the Shelby Daily
The course is now making an ex
tensive study of the news story with
emphasis upon its important con
Reader’s interest, rules of news
paper writing, and mechanics of the
newspaper have been expounded
The Associated Press Style Book
is the text used in the course.
The course is held in the Ham
rick building from 7:00 until 8:00 P.
M. on Tuesday and Thursday.
The PILOT announces that all
students may submit material for
publication on its pages! Everyone is
urged to contribute toward making
this paper a better one by giving it
some of your good ideas and opin-
Gardner - Webb
C. T. Bennett Construction Com
pany of Kings Mountain submit
ted the low bid for the construction
of the new girls’ dormitory at Gard
The Kings Mountain Firm sub
mitted a bid of $148,222 for gen
Van Wageningen and Cothran,
architects of Shelby, opened the
bids. In all, there were sixteen
bids placed for general construc
Floyd P. Greene of Shelby was
low bidder for the plumbing contract,
bidding an even $20,000.
Placing low for the heating con
tract was the Ingold Company of
Hickory, $21,800. Textile Electric
Company of Spartanburg bid'low for
the electrical work with $9,943. Elec
trical work attracted nine bids;
heating and plumbing drew six each.
The low bids were accepted by
the trustees in session on Monday,
“It is impossible to overmagnil'y
the role which the church college
has played in the educational life
of North Carolina.”
The church college, he said, must
offer its students “sound scholar
ship—and sound training in Christ
ian belief and character. The church
college is of inestimable value to
society men and women who strive
to keep life abreast of religion by
practicing Christian virtues in their
Dr. H. Hansel Stembridge, J'..
presided at the ceremony, and the
Reverend Harold White pronouii'tid
The proposed buildings at the col
lege have been estimated to cost
$937,000. The endowment fur d is to
be increased by $750,000. The stu
dent loan fund is to be raised from
its present $10,000 to $40,000. The
campus is to be landscaped and
beautified, and an outdoors theatrt
is to be erected.