In The Good Old Days
When my little grandchildren come to visit me, they al
ways like for me to tell them about when I was growing up
and my strange experiences.
Well, last night I got ’em all rounded up and told some
real humdingers. I remember back about 1895, when I was
scared of the dark. Why, one night I was coming home from
a corn-husking party with ma when we heired this here noise
what sounded like a tiger out there in the dark of them trees.
Well, I told ma not to fear, ’cause I was near, I did. Well, I
picked me up a pole to work it over with. I was glad it was
dark so ma couldn’t see as how scared I was. We trudged on
quietly, but there came just a racing down that road in front
of us, what I thought was the death of me! I caught hold of
that pole as firmly as my shaking hands would allow, and stood
there in front of ma who was frozen
i. Well, it
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n Jordan and Carolyn Cuthb
By Georgia Cooke
The “Pilot” salutes as “Top
Sophs” of the month, Carolyn Cuth-
bertson and John Jordon.
Carolyn is a graduate of Marion
High School in Marion, North Car
olina. There, Carolyn was a par
ticipant in many of the school ac
At Gardner-Webb, she is a mem
ber of Woman’s Self Government
Association, cheerleader, typist for
the Pilot, and a member of the An
Seme of Carolyn’s favorites are,
movie, “Imitation of life”; color,
blue; food, hamburger and Pepsis;
song, “How Great Thou Art.”
Slie plans to enter Appalachian
State Teachers College this fall and
there take up commercial teaching.
Some of her hobbies are swimming
John is a native of Washington,
D. C. There he attended Eastern
High School. While in school he
was on the baseball team, track
team, and a member of the choir.
He participates in all three here at
Some of John’s hobbies are music,
his favorite singer is Johnny Mathis,
watching sports, and studying his
John is a Religious Education ma
my,” I said, as it went on by us.
“What? Why, ma, it was just a bony
d g chasing a frazzled cat. See, I
tried to tell you it wasn’t nothing
to worry about.”
Then another time I remember
scmething what i
Pa bought one of
less carriage contraptions called the
1908 Model T. Ford. One day my
youngest brother Alphonso and me
slipped out to it and loaded our pet
pig and old roosters in it and start
ed playing around with those gad
gets and knobs. Alphonso cranked,
I pushed, pulled and all that, and
the first thing I knowed, that thing
jumped up and down, spit smoke on
us and begin to bounce down that
road. Well, with us hollering for it
to “whoa,” and the pig grunting so
loud, and the blasted roosters was
floping aroimd, feathers flying and
all such as that, you never saw such
a sight in your life. Well, we de
cided it wasn’t going to listen to us
and stop, so we thought we better
make the best of it. We steered it
and kept it going sorta straight. We
were going down this hill and there
was a river at the bottom of it so I
told everybody to “hold on!” We
plowed right through that river and
a thirsprinrtw.““The cinder boys turned in a fine
performance, however, and Coach Blackburn boasts pnde in hK team.
Shelby, N. C.
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just keep going. There was no stop
ping that thing. There in front of us
was old Mr. Mortimer’s corn field.
Well, it just shouldn’t have been
there, that’s all there is to it. When
we come out on the other side of it,
the pig was eating on a couple ears
of corn and one of the roosters was
perched back there on top of a corn
stalk. We couldn’t stop for it, so I
just waved to it and hollered “bye”
at it. The next thing in the middle
of the road was Mi's. Soapsud’s
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History was made on Gardner-
Webb campus at the chapel hour on
Monday, May 11. Gardner-Webb ob
served its first annual Award’s
Day. Awards were given to the fol
lowing: Publications Award, Sonja
Hedrick, former Business Manager
of the Pilot; Science Award, Joe
Willis; Math Award, Jerry Allen.
Certificates were presented to the
debate team, football, track, basket
ball, and baseball teams. Debaters
Mrs. Paula Hughes and Janice An
derson were presented with a cup
for the perfect record they held In
the Smoky Mountain Forensic Tour
nament. Awards were given to the
four all-oonference football players
—^Fred Heavner, Charles Mantooth,
Ed Lohr, and Curt Bruffey. Recog
nition was given to Ed Lohr as the
only person lettering in three sports
—football, basketball, and baseball.
Certificates were also presented to
the Girls’ Basketball team and the
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