BOILING SPRINGS, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 2
Volume XI, Number 1
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TEN NEW TEACHERS AT
GARDNER-WEBB THIS YEAR
By RUTH LINEBERGER and LOUISE ALLEN
A number of changes in faculty have been made during
Joseph Godwin is head of the guidance department and
teacher of psychology and Bible. He comes to Gardner-Webb
from the pastorate of the First Baptist Church in Lewisville.
He is a native of Ozark, Ala., and has graduated from Alabama
State Teachers College and Southwestern Baptist Theological
Another graduate of Southwestern Seminary is Miss Doris
Jones, the new dean of women. Miss Jones is a native of
Greenville, S. C., but she comes to Gardner-Webb from Win
gate Junior College.
A Gardner-Webb graduate. Miss Gail Baucom, is the as
sistant librarian. After finishing here in 1954 she went to
Appalachian State Teachers College, where she graduated this
Claude H. Britt Is the new Spanish
teacher. He is a graduate of Wake
Forest and the University of Ala
bama, and has taught in Brown
High School In Kannapolis. Mr. Britt
iias spent some time in Puerto Rico
absorbing local color for his Spanish
Miss Jean McSwain, a native
Dr. J. C. Canipe, president of the
Baptist State Convention, will give
the address when Gaxdner-Webb
Shelby and a graduate of Gardner- CoUege observes Founder’s Day
Webb in 1953 and Wake Forest in Homecoming October 27,
1955, has joined the English depart
ment as instructor.
James Anderson comes to Gard-
n instructor for the past
three years. He is an 'assistant pro
fessor in the business department.
A 1951 graduate of Western Caro
lina, Mr. Anderson received his MJV..
from George Peabody College in
Another veteran of three years in
service is Richard Barnett, assistant
professor of history. A native of
Miss Kay McGee, instructor in fine
arts, comes from Winston-Salem.
She graduated this spring from Fur
man with a major in music.
Mrs. M. A. Stroup is resident coun
selor and assistant to the dean of
women. Her home Is in Cherryville,
but she came here from The Chil
dren’s Home in Winston-Salem.
Still another graduate of Gardner-
Webb and a native of Cleveland
County is Seth Washburn, teach-
DR. HOLLAND'S INFLUENCE STILL
FELT IN GARDNER-WEBB CLASSES
Around 20 students have enrolled for Latin classes which
are now well under way.
Mrs. Robert Doggett, long a Latin teacher at Shelby High
School, is meeting the classes in both afternoon and evening
sessions after her teaching day in Shelby.
But to second year students the influence of another
teacher is also felt in the classroom. It is the influence of
Dr. T. C. Holland who taught Latin at this college for a number
of years. Dr. Holland died recently of injuries received sev
eral weeks ago in an automobile accident.
The elderly professor was a member of Gardner-Webb’s
first graduating class back in 1910 when the institution was
Boiling Springs High School. He continued his studies at
Wake Forest College, Harvard University, and Southern
Baptist Seminary. His varied career and of the ever-handy magnifying
included work as a teacher, preach- glass to compensate for poor vision.
er, missionary, and Army chaplain.
For the past eight years he has
taught languages on part-time basis
His students remember Dr. Hol
land as a man of conservative habits,
dignity of bearing, measured speech.
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All former students are invited to
attend the events as the Baptist
school celebrates its Golden Anni-
b from the Army, where he versary. Invitations are being mailed
The day’s festivities will be cli
maxed by. a football game with Lees-
McRae College at 8 p.m. in the
Shelby Stadium. Other events in
clude a talent show, open house in
the new girls’ dormitory, and a bar
becue supper for all returning
On Friday before Homecoming the
Asheville, he is a graduate of Wake students will have a parade, bonfire,
Forest and the University of North and pep rally on the campus. Later
in the evening the music depart
ment will present a faculty recital.
Around 200 old grads are expected
for the barbecue, to be held at the
recently revived college spring. The
football game should attract close
to 3,000 spectators.
er of physics and science. He
earned his BS. degree at Wake
Forest, and has taught in North
Carolina public schools for nine
a nice picture of o
Many people will remember 1
as a person of promptness and re
Two years ago when snow made
the roads Impassable to traffic he
walked the nine miles from his home
to the college. He was at his desk
IN THE PILOT —
The Bulldogs started on a roaring
season till they met Lees-McRae.
It’s all on page five.
Read what Edward R. Quinn of
the University of Notre Dame says
about students who are too smart
and efficient for their own good. It’s
all on page six, also an article on
the advantages of a small liberal
- Don’t miss “Platter Chatter” on
page six, and “Campus Chatter”,
See what G.-W. students told Ray
Rollins about their opinions on the
PearsaH Plan. Page two.
COMING CP NEXT MONTH
Watch for pictures of our Home
coming and Pounder’s Day events.
Also watch for news of other
schools obtained from the “Inter
There may be a contest coming up
sponsored by the PILOT and the
To many it has become unfashion
able to practice the habits charac
terized by Dr. Holland. In every
age character gives way to com
promise and dedication to duty is
often a hollow phrase.
This realization should make his
fellow citizens aU the more appre
ciative of the life of Dr. Holland,
who spent a major portion of his
life enriching the lives of others in
Ihis native Cleveland and Rutherford
The Reader’s Digest Is offering
$41,000 in cash and scholarships as
prizes in an October contest open
only to college students and faculty
members in the United States. .
First prize is $5,000 in cash with
another $5,000 to the scholarship
fund of the winner’s college. Sec
ond prize is $1,000 cash with an
equal amount to the school’s scholar
ship fund. Also Included are ten
$500 cash prizes with an equal
amount to the scholarship funds.
There will be 100 prizes of $10
each in credit at the local college
book store for books. ’The best en
try from each college will receive an
additional $10 in book credit.
Entrants may obtain entry
blanks from Earl Absher, local
Reader’s Digest coUege agent. The
entrant marks the six articles he
thinks will be the six best liked arti
cles in the October Reader’s Digest.
'Those entries which are closest to a
survey of Digest readers will receive
Entries must be postmarked before
midnight, October 25, and be ad
dressed to Reader’s Digest Contest,
Box 4, Great Neck, L. I., New York.
In Student Poll
On Monday, October 8, Gardner-
Webb students participated in the
presidential poll of college students
which was sponsored by the PILOT
in co-operation with the DAVID
SONIAN, of Davidson College.
Of a total of 407 student votes,
Eisenhower received 260, a 113 ma
jority over Stevenson’s 147.
Unofficially, there were several
write in votes by the usual Gardner-
Webb comedians. Elvis Pressley was
third with two votes; Dean Terrell
and Mr. Anderson each received one
vote as did Mickey Mantle, George
Washington, Gene Autry, Roy Rog
ers, and Columbus.
Occupy Two Top
On September 25, in the midst of
Hurricane Flossy’s rage, 79 sopho
more and freshmen girls moved into
their new dormitory.
The second and third floors aie
occupied by Gardner-Webb co-eds.
Faculty members will occupy the
first floor. The Dean of Women’s
office, two reading rooms, and guest
rooms are also located on the first
In spite of Hurricane Flossy’s
capers the co-eds chose to transfer
from their old quarters to their new
home of leather covered chairs and
slide panel closets. That Is far from
all, there is an air-conditioner by
which Miss Co-ed can cool off after
a warm shower or hot tub.
The new girls’ dorm is something
that not only the girls may be proud
of but something the entire student
body may look upon with-pride.
Girls Eye View Of
Their New Dorm
By PATSY WRIGHT
“I think our furniture is pretti
“Well, I like our white best.”
“Actually,” chimed in a fourth
voice, “the whole thing is positively
The above dialogue is what might
have been heard Tuesday afternoon,
September 24, at Gardner-Webb Col
lege. All of Hurricane Flossy didn’t
prevent the moving of clothes,
trunks, and girls Into the brand new
dormitory. Modern furniture in
three different colors is throughout
the dormitory. There ore roomy
slide-panel closets, two chests of
drawers, two lovely modern desks
and chairs, two Hollywood beds, and
a night table to every room.
Streamlined built-in radiators keep
the vrooms comfortable in winter,
and picture windows afford plenty
of light and summer ventilation. No
old-fashioned trash cans for us eith
er, fellows! In each of the halls,
there Is a garbage disposal which
carries trash to the outside incin
Rooms for luggage storage, utility
closets and kitchens are on each
floor. Shower rooms have an air
conditioner installed whereby milady
flips a switch and is cooled by fresh
air after a hot shower—or tub bath
If she prefers.
Lobby furniture (also on each of
the three floors) is of foam rubber
cushioning. Couches are covered
with a beautiful green leather, and
chairs matching them in the modern
look are covered with orange leather.
The first floor lobby is spacious, well-
furnished, and well-planned. Girls
are free of the “squawk box” of the
old dormitory, and will be called Into
the parlor by a buzzer system. The
Dean’s office is located in the main
All in all, we girls are mighty
proud of our new home at Gardner-
Webb. Aren’t you?