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BOILING SPRINGS, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 2
Volume XI, Number II
G. W. CELEBRATES HOMECOMING
COLLEGE STUDENTS GO WITH
NATION —EISENHOWER WINS
Gardner-Webb went for Elsen
hower along with 5,730 college stu
dents in the Oarollnas and Virginia.
Eisenhower won over Stevenson by
a ratio of almost two to one In
taking the 5,730 of poslble 9,572
votes. Stevenson polled 3,442.
Twenty-six colleges participated in
the vote which was sponsored by
the Davidsonian, of Davidson Col
At Gardner-Webb Eisenhower won
by 260 to 147.
The States Rights Party polled
2.2% of the vote, the Independent
ticket, 1.4%, and other candidates
received .5% of the total vote.
North Carolina, usually Demo
cratic, turned to the Eisenhower-
Nixon team by 58.5% of the state's
popular vote on the coUegiate level.
, Three North Carolina colleges
maintained the traditional Democrat
majority: Louisburg College, Wom
an’s College of the University of
North Carolina, and Presbyterian
The Republicans led in Virginia
with 66.4% of the vote. The Demo
crats were lower than in either of
the other two states.
In South Carolina the Republican
Party edged out ahead with 50.8%
of the state’s vote. South Carolina
submitted the highest number of
Independent votes and no States
Rights votes whatever.
In the woman’s colleges of the
three states, the Democratic and
Republican parties were more evenly
matched in number than in the male
and co-ed institutions. Every wom
an’s college except W.C.U-N.C. fav
The male institutions went in ev
ery Instance for the Republican
Party. All other parties and candi
dates combined totaled only 34.6%
of the male vote. These same col
leges, however, returned a higher
number of States Rights and indi
vidual candidate votes than the co
ed and woman’s colleges combined.
Although as a body the co-educa-
tlonal colleges suported the Repub
lican Party, one-third of them fa
vored Stevenson-Kefauver on the
individual college level. The co-ed
institutions submitted more votes
tar the Independent Party than did
the men’s and women’s colleges.
FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES
Homecoming and Founders’ Day was celebrated with
wholehearted enthusiasm. The celebration of Gardner-Webb’s
50th anniversary was a momentous occasion for all concerned
and was highlighted by the return of old grads. Many of the
class of 1956 among the alumni were welcomed by the sopho
mores with hugs, kisses, and even tears. The event was held
Many changes in the original plans were made necessary
by the excessive rains. A parade and bonfire scheduled for
Friday night had to be called off. The students compromised
by holding a pep rally in the Huggins-Curtis building which
was a big success. Another change in the schedule that really
upset a lot of plans was the rescheduling of the football game.
The Pounders’ Day program fol
lowed abbreviated morning classes.
Dr. J. C. Canipe, president of Bap
tist State Convention, delivered the
Founders’ Day address.
Pollowlng the address by Dr. Ca
nipe were the groundbreaking cere
monies for a new recreation center.
Dr. Canipe turned the first spade of
Open house in the new dormitory
for girls was held from one to two
The hlghight of the day and of
lihe entire week-end was the football
game Saturday afternoon in which
the Bulldogs slaughtered the Lees-
For College Gym
Contracts were officially approved
recently for erection of a physical
education building and swimming
pool at Gardner-Webb.
R. K. Stewart and Son Construc
tion Co. of High Point received the
contract for erection of the building.
They placed a low bid of $225,000
for construction, which also Includes
electrical, plumbing, and heating
work. The High Point firm was
low among 10 bidders, whose figxires
ranged up to $260,000. A. A. Ram
sey and Son of Shelby was second
low with $232,240.
The swimming pool contract was
let to Krueger .Building Co. of
Atlanta, whose bid was $29,650. The
five bids received for construction
oS the pool ranged up to $38,450.
The building and pool will be built
on a rise overlooking the athletic
field. Construction of the pool is
HOMECOMING QUEEN—Shown is Irva Smith as she is crowned home-
coming queen by President P. L. Elliott at the half time ceremonies of
the hoanecoming game.
COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE
POLIO SHOTS AT SCHOOL
A growing movement for campus vaccinations against
polio in colleges and universities throughout the nation has
been reported by the National Foundation for Infantile
Increasing numbers of academic institutions are providing
Salk vaccine for their students and young faculty members as
part of an over-all program aimed at increasing immunization
of the nation’s most susceptible individuals, said Basil O’Con
nor, president of the March of Dimes organization.
Seventy-five of 136 colleges responding to letters from the
National Foundation reported student vaccinations have been
scheduled and 56 had already started the program, Mr. O’Con
nor said. Their plans varied but, in general, students and
faculty members were being offered the vaccine for a nominal
charge as part of the health service of the institution. In
many Instances, young college
IN THE PILOT —
The feminine half of G. W.
has a column on clothes, news,
By MISS ABBIE
One of the most outstanding
events of the music department for
the year occurred during the home
coming week, when members of the
fine arts department music faculty
were presented in a recital in the
E. B. Hamrick Auditorium. Organ and
vocal solos were given by Mrs. Ruth
H. Plaster, Mrs. Nettie R. Gidney,
and Miss Kay McGee. A concluding
organ and piano duo was played by
Mr. J. S. Morrisett and Miss Abbie
Miller. Miss Miller was the accom
panist for the occasion.
Mrs. Gidney’s Italian number,
“Care Selve”, and the dazzling col
oratura runs from “ITie Mad Scene”
e well executed.
At the half time ceremonies of the
football game. Miss Irva Smith of
Gastonia was crowned homecoming
queen by President Elliott. Her at
tendants were Miss Faye Branch of
Miss_ McGee, a recipient of the ^aldese and Miss Cordie Hardin of
coveted award “Who’s Who Among
American University and College
Students”, sang the difficult operatic
laria, “Adieu, Ye Mountains”.
Mrs. Plaster’s brilliant organ selec
tion, “Rhapsody” demonstrated well
her ability to play difficult techni
cal passages and more lyric ones.
Mr. Morrlsett’s playing of the or- , ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
gan revealed his expert knowledge by a talent show Satur-
Belmont. Adding to the impressive
ness of the occasion were the spon
sors of the Sophomore football play
ers and of the various clubs.
A barbecue supper was held on the
lawn of Huggins-Curtis dorm for
the alumni and visitors.
The Homecoming program was.
varied organ registrations in the '
colorful “Symphonic Piece” by
Clokey, a duo for piano and organ.
Miss Miller’s contribution toward the
program was an adequate one.
Following the recital, a reception
was held in the O. Max Gardner The sound advlce"she"
Lounge under the supervision of
I/Iiss Janie Odom.
ployees and their families are 1
eluded; often priorities are given
young married couples among st
dents, faculty or employee groups
with children under five yea:
“The age group comprised of
agers and men and women in their
twenties has been largely unvaccl
nated to date, although more thai
43,000,000 persons have received a
least one shot of vaccine,” he de
clared. “Most of, those already
started on the series of three shots
are children. Many millions
young people remain unprotected,
and poUo incidence—though down
this year—continues in the hundreds
expected to be completed by next
It will seat over 1,600 spectators
for athletic events, and can accom
modate 3,000 when used as an audi
torium. Other features of the build
ing Includes classrooms, offices, a
kitchen, locker and dressing rooms,
and caretakers’ quarters.
Elvis is back with more Plat
ter Chatter. Elvis Dickey, that
is. It’s on Page 3.
The Bulldogs have been play
ing goo'd ball, good enough to tie
for the championship. Page 5.
We’ve got some interesting
editorials in this issue. Hope
you like them.
Read Miss Miller’s account of
the faculty recitaL Page I.
What do you think of Elvis
Presley? See what fellow stu
dents think of him. Page 3.
Take a look at our ads. Patron
ize our advertisers.
Another in a series of early
Boiling Springs High School.
Basketball will be in progress.
See the standings, etc.
ache. The relationship between coun
selor and counseled is a warm, close,
and mutual one. No problem is too
great or too insignificant to com
mand “Mom’s’.’ complete attention.
aimed at assisting and comforting
a college student. Personal atten
tion is foremost with her, and she
Is deeply respected.
Always willing to lend a helping
hand. Mom has even loaned money
to her “sons” when they needed it
By RAY ROLLINS
Pictured above is Mrs. John D.
Shytle, house mother of Decker
Mom proudly states that no one has
ever failed to pay her back.
The boys like doing things for
Mom too. . Appreciative of a lady
who is tender,in manner, yet firm
in performing her duties, the boys
never take her for granted. If she
needs to go somewhere requiring an
auto she doesn’t have to search any
farther than the nearest boy with a
car. Mom has many nice gifts
which she has received from the boys
at Christmas time or graduation.
One of Mom Shytle’s duties is the
daily inspection of rooms. “I im-
agiue a lot of mothers would be
surprised to learn what good house
keepers their sons are,” she laugh
ingly says. One of the difficult a
Hall. Lacking in the picture is that pects of being "mother” is the de-
1 smile that is
parture of sophomores. The prospect
students to mature along
“Mom” to life’s way the coming fall helps to
soothe the severing of friendly at-
Mrs. Shytle, known
everyone on the campus, has
a vital part of the Gardner-Webb taohments. Friendship
scene since 1950. As counselor for however,
boys, “Mom” willingly offers her aid
in remedying a headache or a heart-