Volume XIV, Number 5
GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, BOILING SPR'NGS, NORTH CAROL* NA
IF WINTER COMES,
GxVN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND?
"And It's Just A
For almost three months now,
G.-W. co-eds have been waiting to
show the fellows the true spirit of
Leap Year. Alas! the day is almost
here. Twirp Day, the long awaited
“reverse” day, wiU be celebrated
Thursday, March 31. For weeks the
girls have been noticing all the avail
able guys. Their man problem seems
to be how to get themselves prepar
ed while keeping the boys from get
ting ready. When the time for the
“Chase” arrives. Coach Blackburn is
going to keep a close vigil for pros
pective track team members. He
seems to be quite sure that he will
see boys (and girls) running much
faster than they ever do in Phys.
Ed. Perhaps the psychologist would
explain this situation by saying that
the Twirp Day Chase offers certain
motivation and stimulation that laps
in Phys. Bd. just don’t offer. What
ever the explanation, if past experi
ence holds true, there will be quite a
bit of tread worn off shoes as the
eager gals chase their guys.
The Chase will be executed during
a prolonged chapel period on Thurs
day morning. After a gal has selected
her guy, chased him sufficiently,
cornered him, and pulled him down
from a tree, she will march him
over to a “Marryin’ Sam” who will
do the official honors. For the rest
of the day it will be her duty to per
form such courteous tasks as calling
for her date, holdirg the door, carry
ing his books, and (if it snows again)
blazing a trail.
on snowv Easter bunny before going to hunt a
"In Spring A Young Man's Fancy
Lightly Turns To
Each year around the months of
March and April one gets that funny
sort of feeling. All books are prone
to accumulate a little dust after
this feeling takes hold. One could
probably describe a person who is
struck with this feeling as such; One
leg of his blue jeans rolled up, one
shoe untied, unruly hair, an unbut
toned shirt, a piece of straw in his
mouth, and an occasional yawn no
matter what may be going on.
Mr. Stacy told a biology class that
a person has certain glands in his
body which make him act in a cer
tain way. By natural instinct, a
young man turns his eyes to the op
posite sex. A little glitter in his eyes,
a weakened sigh when that special
this could be si
'ou will prob-
! Perhaps all
A young man’s fancy also turns to
the eastern part of our country. The
N. C. Coast seems to have a special
attraction which draws young people
during the spring and summer
months. It seems as though the
beatnik age has taken hold of this
generation which is fostered by this
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Spring has sprung.
The grass has riz.
I wonf)»r where them
birdies is . . .
So this is Spring? Ten inches of snow and freezing
cold . . . but it’s all in the game.
Can you imagine a snow-bunny and an igloo on the Gard-
ner-Webb campus with Spring just around the corner? But
it’s so . . . and the weatherman predicts “more on the way”
—snow, that is.
Around the campus we have heard comments like this:
“Snow, snow, go away. G. W. students want to play.”
Now, co-eds, why all the gripes? Two months ago we
heard the following: “Why doesnt it ever snow? Why, it
would snow around the town limits of Boiling Springs just
Now we’ve got it — let’s enjoy it!
In case you, at this point, can’t find a thing good about
this beautiful white blanket covering the earth, lend an ear
to this. The old timers around have let it be known that many
a time a good snow has actually stopped an epidemic of con
tagious disease. If you will recall, I believe you will note that
there has been a sharp decrease in the number of cases of
flu around the Gardner-Webb campus. Could it be that the
snow storms we’ve been having have actually frozen the flu
germs? Yes! There is at least one thing good we can say
about the snow.
What’s more, fellow students, the snow storm a few days
ago gave us a day off - no classes - for one whole day! And
the rejoicing was loud and clear. There were suddenly trays
missing from the cafeteria . . . there was suddenly gay laugh
ter on the hillside behind the gym . . . there was suddenly
everybody—having the times of their lives “traying” (new
wor(i for “sledding” since we had no sleds, just trays) all
over the campus. And was that a snowball that just whizzed
by my head ? Oh, law! Bull’s eye!—and down went another
co-ed—mainly me! But- as I said before, it’s all in the game
. . . and nothing could be more fun.
Now, if you find it hard to believe that spring is just
around the corner, take a gander at the flowers poking their
heads through the snow around Hapy Dorm. “Sure, it’s
Spring!” you say. “Somebody just got his signals crossed.
When they passed out Spring over the world, we thought they
said “Wings” and we told them we didn’t believe we wanted
any, not yet anyway!”
Another good indication that Spring is on the way is that
we have (in the midst of ten inches of snow and freezing
cold) already chosen a King and Queen of May.
March snow may bring April woes, but April showers
bring May flowers; so, shout, students, shout for Spring,
Spring, Spring, the time of the year when “a young man’s
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love . . . Spring the
time when we throw off those heavy winter clothes and don
the light, pastel shades becoming a beautiful spring day.
e out Twirp Day activities.
Admission will probably be
basis of weight, shoe size, ^
is sufficient: gals, this is c
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Mr. John E. Roberts, English pro
fessor and Associate Director of Pub
lic Relations at Gardner-Webb, has
res'gned from his duties here to be
come the editor of Charity and Chil
dren and director of public relations
for the Baptist Children’s Homes of
North Carolina. Mr. Roberts will as
sume his new duties around June 1.
A graduate of Gardner-Webb (also
an ex-editor of The Pilot), Furman
University and Peabody College, Rob
erts is well known throughout the
state for his articles dealing with
In addition to his position as edi
tor, Mr. Roberts will also be respon
sible for mauguratmg a public rela
tions program for the three Chil
dren’s Homes—Mill’s Home in Thom-
asville, Kennedy Home at Kinston,
and Odom Home at Pembroke.
After six years of service to Gard
ner-Webb, Mr. Roberts’ absence will
certainly be felt. The Pilot staff
wishes him continued success as he
begins his new undertaking in the
Students are given opportunity to use their creative ability as they build artistic (?) igloo
from the ever abundant snowfalls of early March.