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545 Register for New Se
mester; Bulldogs looking
for imDrovements.
Inauguration plans for Dr.
i’oston are progressing. For
details see story below.
Gardner-Webb College Boiling Springs, N. C. February 3, 1962
W. Lawson Allen
jResigns Jan. 31
Vice-persident W. Lawson Al
len, v;f)o is also director of public
relations, announced his resigna
tion to President Eugene Poston
and the trustees Jan. 15, effec
tive Jan. 31.
Allen has been at Gardner-
Webb since 1953 and was here
previously in 1944-46.
Additional capacities in which
Allen has served include director
of chnrch-school relations, acting
president, business manager, reg
istrar, and director of church-
community development.
He has served as minister of
education at the First Baptist
Church in Ashevill® and is a
former president of Southeastern
Religious Education Association.
He has been listed in several
Who’s Who publications and has
directed Red Cross work in
Cleveland County.
Vice-president Allen received
the B. S. degree from Western
Carolina College, and M. R. E.
degree from Southwestern Bap
tist' Theological Seminary, and
has a';tended the University of
Tennessee, Southern Baptist The
ological Seminary, and Wake
Forest College.
Events Scheduled April i 1-16
Inauguration Plans Progress
Snow scenes like this thrilled Howards.
First Snow For Florida Couple
Brines Squeals Of Delight
Honey, look out here!”
The first snow of winter here
in Boiling Springs evoked this
response from Martha Howard as
she looked out her window on
the morning of January 1.
She had cause to be excited.
LIKE mountains
Having lived in Georgia and
Miami, Florida, all their lives,
Martha and Virgil had never seen
any mountains either. During the
fall, they journeyed to Chimney
Rock and bcame attached
Dedmond Works
Wai Be Used
A graduate student at the Uni
versity of Virginia, Charlottes
ville, has secured permission
from a Gardner-Webb College
department head to use a biblio
graphy published in “Bulletin
of Bibliography,” September-De-
cember, 1954, which will provide
the graduate student with a
foundation for his research for
a dissertation on some aspect of
Edgar Allan Poe.
Prof. Francis B. Dedmond, head
of t!ie Gardner-Webb College
English department, has encour
aged Graduate Student John E.
Reillv to pursue his study of the
creative works devoted to Poe,
especially since Reilly has the
opportunity of working with not
ed Poe scholar, Dr. Floyd Stovall,
head of the Department of Eng
lish, University of Virginia.
Prof. Dedmond also indicated
to Reilly that he has chosen "a
truly fascinating disseration top
tt was the first time that^she_ and mountains, which they thought
were the most beautiful sight
ever until the snow came. The
only thing they disliked about
the mountains was the winding
her husband, Virgil, who is a
G-W ministerial student, had
ever seen the beauty of snow-
covered nature. They found it to
be even more beautiful and en
chanting than Florida.
Yvonne, their one - year - old
daughter, could only stand and
Virgil commented that the
snow really showed the differ
ence in the emotional make-up of
a man and a woman. “Martha
acted like a little girl
Although the Howards like
Miami, North Carolina is fast
winning a huge space in their
liearts. Virgil says, “I was aston
ished, no, flabergasted! at the
warm and sincere friendliness of
the rwople here. In Miami, one
doesn’t even know his next door
guess all tbe neighbors thought neighbor. I thank God for bring-
I was killing her when she ing u$ to the Christian commun-
screamed in delight at the u
expected scene.”
ity that Gardner-Webb and Boil
ing .Springs Is.”
Initial plans have been laid
for the inauguration of Dr. E.
Eugene Poston as eighth presi
dent of Gardner-Webb College.
The week’s activities will begin
on Wednesday, April 11, 1962,
with a student chapel program
and v.ill conclude on Monday,
April 16, 1962, with the inaugur
English Prof. Francis B. Ded
mond, author of the official his
tory o£ the College, is serving as
Whitener Tells
Of Berlin Wall
"Berlin is more than a plot of
land, a collection of buildings,
and thousands of people — it Is
a symbol of the determination
of free people of the world to
resist communism,” said Con
gressman Basil L. Whitener, as
he spoke to the student body of
Gardner-Webb Jan. 3.
The International Relations
Club of the College was in
charge of the program.
Congressman Whitener spoke
on a recent two-weeks visit to
Europe as a reserve officer.
While on his tour of duty he in
spected military installations in
Germany (including Berlin), Ita
ly, Greece, and Snain.
Congressman Whitener related
as background information the
original agi-eements that brought
about the present crisis in the
former German canital.
“The wall between East and
West is seven feet high in places
and sometimes five feet thick,”
Whitener told students. “The
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Pantomimes OelightStudents^ Professor h Speech Class
Holieombe Is Few
Cafeteria Manager
Robert E. Holcombe, of the
Slater Food Management Com
pany, is the new manager of the
Gardner-Webb cafeteria. He came
to G-W from North Carolina
State College. In his six years
with Slater, he has worked at the
Camden, South Carolina, DuPont
Plant and at the Continental Can
Company in New Orleans, La.
He has served two terms In
the armed service. He served in
the Copst Guard in the Second
World War, and during the Ko
rean War, he was In the Navy,
where he was connected with the
food service.
A >;raduate of Tavlors High
Schools, Tavlors. South Carolina,
he attended the Culinary Insti
tute of America, New Haven,
Connecticut, for two years.
- Manied to the former Margar
et Waters, Holcombe is the fath
er of two daughters, Janice and
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Students in Prof. S. L. Lamm’s
speech classes concluded, last se
mester, a unit on impersonation
and pantomime, and in the pro
cess, learned a good deal about
the intricacies and hidden facets
that constitute personality —
especially for some of the faculty
members who were subjects for
takeoffs. Also included were Pan
tomimes of and take-offs on TV
and movie personalities and ex
periences from students’ own
TV personalities impersonated
included Chester Goode from
"Gunsmoke” fame. Remarked
Prof. Lamm of that particular
performance, “Had you been in
the hall only listening, you’d
have declared Chester was really
speaking in that room.”
Probably the best pantoriiime
performance in the several
classes was one staged by .form
er paratrooper Larry McEntire of
Lawndale, who re-enacted one of
his more than 140 jumps — 40
tactical jumps and 100 free falls.
McEntire snent three years in
the 10?.st Airborne Division and
was a members of the Sports
Parachute Club.
Soohomore Donnie Hyatt from
Gaffney, S. C., became popular
Biology Professor Paul Stacy, in
one of the more accurate imper
sonations of faculty members. He
did It, partly, with the following
(Stacy enters the classroom,
slicking back a few stray hairs.)
"O. K. Let’s check the little ole
if the
present: . . . “Hanxrick, Hyatt,
Morrow, Owens, Booker, . . .
Smith . . . Smith (Smith Is ab
sent) . . . “There’s always that
little ten per cent (he chuckles
to himself) . . . that’s right! The
Lord don’t make all of us alike,
and I’m glad he didn’t. This lit
tle old world would be a bad
place to live in if he did
(During the preceding and fol
lowing remarks, Stacy has hand
cupped over mouth, so that re
marks have a somewhat mubbl-
ed effect.)
“Now we’ll get a little ole daily
grade. Just give it to me like I
gave .'t to you and everything
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j-chairman of the steering
committee that has met twice to
map the initial plans.
In addition to the student chap
el program on April 11, other
events are a faculty piano and
voice recital on Thursday even
ing, April 12, in the E. B. Ham
rick Auditorium; a student re
ception honoring President-Elect
and Mrs. Poston on Friday, April
13, in the O. Max Gardner Build
ing: a faculty-trustee reception
in the Gardner Building honor
ing President-Elect and Mrs. Pos
ton on Saturday, April 14; the
inaugi; ration sermon on Sunday,
April 15, in the Boiling Springs
Baptist Church followed by the
president-elect’s reception for in
vited guests; and the inaugura
tion on Monday, April 16, at 10:30
a. m., in the Physical Education
’The steering committee auth
orized invitations to be issued
to all Baptist Institut'ais of
North Carolina, the Baptist State
Convention staff, Baptist pastors
In four surrounding associations
(Kings Mountain, Gaston, Sandy
Run, pnd South Fork), Baptist
colleges of the Southern Bantist
Convention, all colleges of North
and South Carolina, mayors of
cities in Cleveland, Gaston, and
Rutherford counties, the state
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545 Enrolled
For Semester
Boiling Springs — A riew se
mester at Gardner-Webb College
. is currently underway, with a
total of 545 regular students
registered for classes.
Registration was held Jan. 22
with classes beginning the next
In addition to regular students,
13 specials are registered, accor
ding to Registrar Dorothy W.
Hamrick, who reports the usual
percentage of drop-outs from the
fall semester.
More than 50 of the students
registered for the spring semes
ter are enrolled at Gardner-Webb
for the first time. A few are still
rgisteiing daily. The last day to
enroll for credit Is Monday, Feb.
Bnroilment for the fall semes
ter It the Baptist junior college
hit an all-time high of 611 stu
. . . Hyatt As Prof. Stacy
Bowling Teams Fonre*!
Plans to set up bowling teams
at Gardner-Webb have been ten
tatively made by Dean John
Hiott, after talking to Edmund
Hoey, executive vice-president of
Fair Lanes, Inc., Baltimore, Mary
land, and Bill Yoe, manager of
the f^alr Lanes Bowling Center in
According to the plans now,
free bowling clinics are to be
held three afternoons each week
during the first few weeks of
this semester. Yoe, one of the
best bowlers, in North Carolina,
will instruct the students.
Dean Hiott has said that If
enough Interest Is shown, teams
of four members each will be
The offer is open to both boys
and girls.

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