THANKSGIVING DINNER SET FOR TONIGHT
. Thaiiksgiving Dinner Last Year . . .
Boarding students will discov
er a change tonight during the
evening meal. The annual
Thanksgiving dinner will be ser
ved cafeteria style in the dining
An atmosphere for a holiday
mood will be set by table linen,
assorted nuts and mints, and
high-lighted with dinner music.
A festive meal will also blend
with the holiday spirit.
French Fried Potatoes
Cafeteria Manager Hoke Wood
urges every student to bring his
meal ticket. The meal ticket will
not only be the student’s admis
sion to dinner, but may also
prove to be the ticket for a box
of candy. Two students with
lucky meal ticket numbers will
win a box of candy each.
A last reftiinder from Manager
Wood is for all students to wear
suitable dress for the occasion.
Football Bulldogs Win
Two treats: dinner tonight;
holidays begin tomorrow.
Gardner-Webb College Boiling Springs, N. C. November 20, 1961
0. Max Gardner, Jr.. College
Benefactor, Succumbs To Illness
One of Gardner-Webb’s great
est friends, O. Max Gardner, Jr.,
died at 8:00 P. M. on Friday, No-
. vember 10. His death was attri
buted to complications of the
disease multiple scterosis.
Gardner-Webb College was
named for his family in 1942, and
the new administration building
was recently named in honor of
his mother, Mrs. Fay Webb Gard-
The family requested that
flowers be omitted, asking that
donations be given to the G-W
endowment fund in his memory.
stricken with multiple sclerosis
in f’ebruary, 1950, Gardner was
at the threshold of a bright po
litical career. In 1953, he lost the
ability to speak.
He was at one time trustee and
treasurer of Gardner-Webb and
In 1959 was honorary chairman .
of the G-W Development Fund.
He was “Father of the Year” in
Shelby in 1961.
With the help of his secretaries,
he was able to work out a speed-
talking system by which he
could express himself with the
aid of blocks.
. . . MAX, JR.
Once Mr. Gardner said of the
lonely hours which he spent,
“During those moments, the re
ality of God has ever been pres
ent and most comforting. That
reassurance, and the ability to
laugh at myself, have kept me
He is survived by two sons, O.
Max, ni, and John Mull Gard
ner, his wife Sara Hoyle Mull,
23 Students On
TvvCTty-three students w e i
named to the Dean’s List and the
Honor Roll for the mid-semester.
Only two students made the
Dean’s List — Sophomore Marcia
White and Freshman Shirley
Ramsey. Requirements for this
honor are a load of 15 hours and
a 3.8 average.
Twenty-one students qualified
for the Honor Roll with a 3.2
average on 15 or more hours. Six
sophomores were included in the
list: Rebecca Blalock, Patric'a
Hall, James A. McAlister, Jr., Jim
McSwain, Marelena Pearson, and
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his mother, Mrs. Fay Webb Gard
ner, a brother, Ralph and a sister,
Mrs. R. E. Burgess.
Born May 12. 1922, he was
graduated from Shelby High
School in 1939, McCallie Prepara
tory School, Chattanooga, Ten
nessee, 1940. He graduated from
Norta Carolina State in 1947, U.
N. C. Law School in 1950. During
the period between high school
and college, he was in the armed
Dean Terrell Has Heard Varied Excuses
For Missing Classes In H's Years As Dean
Dean J. O. Terrell, in his capa
city at class-excuser, has listen-
fed to varied and amusing ex
cuses during his years as aca
For instance, there was the boy,
a member of the Boiling Springs
Vo’”"tner Fire Department, who
asked the Dean if it would be
permissible to leave class in the
event there was an alarm. Dean
Terrell granted permission, but
there was never an opportunity
for the boy to take advantage of
Ministerial students often have
Classes Resume November 27
BEGIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON
Thanksgiving holidays will be
gin tomorrow, November 21, and
will continue for the remainder
of the week.
The prolonged holiday is the
result of the combining of the
Thanksgiving holiday and mid
term recess, which was originally
planned for November 9-11.
The dormitories and cafeteria
will be closed during this period
so that the cafeteria manager
and the dormitory advisors may
also enjoy the vacation season
Most students will be going
home to eat the traditional
Thanksgiving dinner of turkey,
dressing, and cranberry sauce.
Many of the boys will take down
their guns to help begin the
rabbit hunting season.
All students will be resting
from their school day labors, so
that their minds will be refresh
ed when they return to classes
on Monday, November 27.
G“W's Weece Meets Miss fimerica
y your other grandmother died?
classes excused to conduct church
services, funerals, and the like.
Some years ago, one young
preacher-boy seemed to have a
large number of funerals to con
duct, and they all seemed to be
on the afternoons of biology lab.
Somehow Mr. Stacy got wise and
remarked to the boy, “You seem
to be having quite a few funerals
lately.” Oddly, the outbreak of
deaths ceased abruptly.
Students usually have grand
parents to die and few have been
kijown to descend from more
than the regular number.
One boy had been caught
shooting firecrackers in the city
limits and asked for his classes
to be excused the day he was re
quired to attend court.
A girl asked for permission to
go home because of a new baby
sister. Some ask to be excused
to attend their wedding or per
haps that of a friend. Some forget
to go to class.
Of course, there are the ex
cuses which are used numerous
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Weece Rodrigues realized a
dream November 4, when she
was presented to Miss America,
Maria Beale Fletcher, during the
homecoming festivities for the
queen In her native Asheville.
The meeting was brief and
hurried, but it carried with it an
aura of international good will
The meeting of the two came
about this way: Sandy Carpenter,
who hails from Asheville, had
planned a weekend at home dur
ing the Asheville homecoming for
Sandy’s mother, Mrs. G. E.
Carpenter, suggested that Weece
might like to meet the nation’s
number one queen. All agreed
enthusiastically, and Mother Car
penter went to work trying to
arrange a brief meeting during
the tight schedule that Maria fol
lowed during her stay in Ashe
With the help of radio-TV an
nouncer Bob Phelps and Mayor
Earl Eller of Asheville, the
meet-'ng was arranged. In fact,
Phelps thought the meeting ideal
and appropriate to Maria’s re
marks on world peace at Atlantic
Everything went according to
schedule, and after the program
at City Auditorium, Weece and
Maria finally met — back stage
in Maria’s dressing room,
where they talked briefly of good
will, world peace, and interna
tional understanding. (Maria’s
famous winning reply In the
Miss America finals had impres
Weece, thrilled and elated over
the meeting, will carry back to
her native country the realiza-
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. . . Weece and Maria .