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Gardner-Webb College Boiling Springs, N. C.
Mrs. Rush Stroup Elected Head
Mrs. Rush Stroup was re-elected
chairman of the Board of Trus
tees at Gardner-Webb College at
the regular quarterly meeting of
the Board November 28 in the
new Science Building.
Elected vice-chairman was M.
O. Owens, Jr., Gastonia; secretary,
ar. C. names, Cliffside; and trea
surer, A. T. Withrow, Charlotte.
Mrs. Stroup’s election was
something of a record for a Gard
ner-Webb trustee. In 1959, Mrs.
Stroup became the first woman
ever to serve as chairman of the
Board. Last year, she was re
elected for a second term.
J. H. Quinn, however, probably
holds the record for the longest
tenure as chairman. He served
'as a trustee of the school from
1904-38, many years of that as
chairman of the Board.
New Board officers and eight
new trustees and their wives, a-
long with retiring trustees and
their wives or husbands, were
recognized at the annual dinner
honoring them, following the
meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Christmas holidays will begin
today with the conclusion of
Many of the students will go
home to fulfill an almost annual
tradition, Christmas jobs. Many,
however, will go home and re
cuperate to withstand the semes
ter exams in the latter part ol
Last night the annual Christ
mas dinner was served in the
dining hall. The dinner was a
buffet to give change to the
monotony of filing past .the serv
ing table. Table linens, with
mints and nuts, were placed on
the tables to five formality.
Christmas music set the holiday
The menu consisted of:
Roast Young Tom Turkey
Baked Country .Cured Ham
French Fried Potatoes
Devil’s Food Cake
Choice of Tea or Punch
Classes will resume on Wed
nesday, January 3, 1962.
HAPY Has Sharp
Eye^ For Beauty
The men who live in HAPY
Dormitory definitely have an eye
for beauty, it seems . . . and they
take the'r beauty contests serious-
Jy. This year marked the second
consecutive year that the lovely
lady sponsored by HAPY has won
the "Miss Gardner-Webb” title.
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. . . Mrs. Stroup
the past year, as vice-chairman
of the Board, will serve as chair
man of the Executive Committee.
Seven new trustees who will
begin four-year terms on Janu
ary 1 are Clifford E. Hamrick,
Boiling Springs; J. L. Nichols,
Wallace; D. A. Rawley, High
Point; the Rev. W. T. Hendrix,
Winston-Salem; W. C. Hennessee,
Sylva; Joe T. Moore, Belmont;
and Arnold W. Kincaid, Kings
^Elected to fill Dr. Carl Bates’
unexpired term was T. R. Hen
drix of Trinity.
An article written by the head
of the English Department at
Gardner-Webb has been selected
for publication in a book of mis
cellaneous articles about life in
North Carolina by a North Caro
lina State College English pro
Richard Walser, the State pro
fessor, has secured the permis
sion of Professor Francis B. Ded-
mond to reprint an article writ
ten on- Thomas Dixon, Jr., famous
Cleveland Counliy novelist who
died in 1946. Prof. Dedmond’s ar
ticle appeared in the “Winston-
Salem Journal and Sentinel,” Oc
tober 31, 1954, and in various
other newspapers at about the
same time, including the “Char
lotte Observer.” Walser will Use
the Winston write-uo, which was
slightly different from those ap
pearing in other periodicals.
In writing to the Gardner-Webb
department head. Professor Wal
ser said, “It is a delightful piece,
ideally suited to our book.”
The volume will be published
by the University of North Caro
lina press nevt snring. It will
include some 150 selections.
Dedmond, in his history of
Gardner-Webb College (“Length
ened Shadows”) tells briefly the
story of Thomas Dixon.
He recounts that Thomas Dix
on, Jr., is by far the most famous
literary personage C'eve’and
County has produced. A dyed-in-
the-wool Southerner who made a
million dollars from his writings,
Dixon died penniless.
Born in Cleveland County into
the poverty and privation at the
end of the Civil War, he became
Nancy Campbell Is Named Miss 0-W
Nancy Campbell was chosen
Miss Gardner-Webb College No-
vembcjr 29, in the gymnasium.
She war crowned and presented
with a dozen red roses by Dr. Eu
. . . Miss G-W
not only one of the most success
ful novelists of the early twen
tieth century, but became fam
ous and is primarly known to
day for writing the screen play
for the movie “The Birth of a
Nation,” he first big movie suc-
Murder Among Them
Strawrre H^pBenings Trars^ireln Prof. Stacy's L?b
Five babies have been bom and
a murder has been committed on
our oampus. The babies are five
hampsters; the murderess is their
mother. She, by instinct, killed
the father before he could be
The proud owner of these small
furry animals is Mr. Paul Stacy,
professor of biology here at the
College. He explained that the
hampsters can reproduce every
seventeen days, on the average.
Thus, they make themselves
. Prof. Stacy Observes Ilampsters . ..
valuable in research.
After three generations, the.
hampsters will be divided into
groups. After this division, the
animals will be fed on controlled
diets relative to the amounts of
protein in each.
This brings to mind a question,
“Just what is going on in the bi
ology department?” Those who
know Stacy would immediately
guess that he was doing some re
search on cancer, and that is ex
actly what he is doing.
Stacy has his own theories a-
bout cancer. He believes that
cancer is caused by an individ
ual’s diet. He explained that can
cer might be caused by an ex
cess of some element or not
enough of protein, or that it is
not assimulated correctly, or by
an improper change from amino
acid to protein (physiological).
Stacy may be hot on the trail
of a killer — only time can tell.
Perhaps he will be held back be
cause of lack of time and proper
assimulation oJ materials. One
thing, however, is sure, he will
have plenty of hampsters after
the ball gets rolling — the hamp
sters will take care of that.
Appearing in a red dress, Nan
cy v/as a crowd favorite from the
beginning of the contest. The
sponsoree of HAPY Dorm, she
wowed the audience and judges
with her display of poise and
“Rhaosody in Color” provided
the setting for Nancy as she
smiled and turned her way into
the hearts of all present. Behind
her was a rainbow unon which
was scattered musical notes.
“Blue Moon,” “Deep Purp’e,”'
“Green Leaves of Summer,” and
“Green Sleeves” provided the mu
sic for Nancy’s five apoearances.
The Caroleen freshman, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Camp
bell, was chosen from five final
ists by the judges — Cecil Gill-
iatt, Shelby florist; Pat Poston, -
staff writer of the Shelby Daily
Star; and Charles Cabiness,
WOHS radio pnnouncer.
Diane Jones, freshman from
Shelby, Was chosen first runner-
up. Sponsored by the Day Stu
dents, she is no stranger to beau
ty contests. She is at present
Dairy Princess of Cleveland Coun
Donna Hennessee, Sylva fresh
man, was second runner-uo in
the contest. She, as well as Diane,
wore a white dress. She was
sponsored by the Monogram
Other finalists were Faye
White, sophomore, sponsored by
West Wing and Brenda- Moore,
freshman, sponsored by the B. S.
These five were chosen from 'a
group of nine semi-finalists in
cluding Linda Lou Conner, spon
sored by the band; Judy Flake,
Marshal Club representative:
Christine Parker, representative
of Stroup Dormitory; and Weece
Rodrigues, sponsored by the “An
Other contestants were Sandra
Carpenter, Kay Elium, Inez
Ewing, Brenda Kirby, Mary Lou
ise McCracken, Mary Pars’ey,
Tillie Wilson, and Ann Sander
Nancy represented Gardner-
Webb in the annual Shelby
Christmas Parade December 1
and in the Forest City Parade on
She Is replacing Gail Robert
son, last year’s winner. Gail is.
now a student at Western Caro
Dr. E. Eugene Poston recently
made an apt observation at the
Faculty - Staff - Trustees dinner.
Mrs. Robert Gidney had just be
gun a solo, “I Love A Little Cott
age,” accompanied by Miss Ab-
bie Miller, when the decoration
on the piano caught fije. Main
tenance Man Horace ’ Scruggs
quickly removed the flaming orn
ament, as Mrs. Gidney gracefully
stepped back a pace or two, con
tinuing her song. Scruggs was
helped along in his task by Trus
tee M. Leonard Lowe.
Dr. Poston’s observation: “You
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Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year