NovG?"?) THE PILOT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1968 GARDNER-WEBB COLLEGE, BOILmG SPRINGS, N, C. 6 PAGES TODAY G-W Granted Senior Status At N.C. State Convention Wednesday (Raleigh) Authority to move to four year status was granted to Gardner-Webb College in the Wednesday morning session of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention in Raleigh. The proposal offered to the convention was “that Gardner- Webb be allowed to move to four year status when, in the judge ment of the trustees and ad ministration, the qualifications of four year status can be reached.” The proposal was “based on the validity of the committee report that, because of the growing number of com munity colleges In the area and because of the strong sup port of Baptist people and o- theres in the area for a four year college, suggests that Gardner-Webb procede to four year status.” silently campaigning in the con vention halls. 1 VICTORY - (Left to Right)- Dean Thomas Holland, Presi dent Eugene Poston, and Trus tee Board Chairman Pat Spang ler pleasantly accept the out come of Gardner-Webb’s force ful campaign to achieve four- year status. Getting ‘Robed-up’ for an ap pearance at the Baptist State Convention is the last step in preparation for the Gardner- Webb Choir and Ensemble, Webb Choir and Ensemble. Thank you group, for a great representation of our college. Talking to local press after the vote. Dr. Poston accredited Trustee Chairman Pat Spang ler for his hard work toward the four year program. Span gler commented, “This is go ing to fill a need for students in our area.” In regard to the victory, Dr. Poston stated, “This is the end of the voting campaign, but only the begin ning of the four year program.” “WE ARE REBELS” - Sing Alice Pike, Danny Vaughn, and Nancy Lennons in support of hippie-reactor Jerry Simp son (background) during “Good Rev. Robert Tennery of El kin eloquently moved the ac ceptance of the proposal, men tioning a quote by Grady Wil son of the BUly Graham Team (Wilson led in a Boiling Springs area crusade during September) who said, “I would walk through fire for Gardner-Webb because it was built on a rock.” With only a small amount of op position (approximately a dozen or less ‘no’ vote) the Gard ner-Webb vote was supported by an overwhelming majority. The convention also voted to grant the college a $300, 000 loan for the purpose of building a new chapel. With 1,306 students, Gardner-Webb is on her 62d year. Faculty, administration, and staff to tal 123 (with 40 additional em ployees that make up cafeteria and maintenance forces). Seven of the faculty are on leave of absence working on their doctorates. Gardner-Webb Is well on its way to the 30 per cent doctorates required for a senior college. I Glad to be out - David Ford smiles as he reflects his re cent stay In the hospital where he recuperated from a hemo philic condition. David ex presses his thanks for the vi sits and blood donations, and kindly offers a word of en couragement to those troubled - “let God take over.” Comment ing on his condition David ad ded, “I feel Christ has a def inite purpose in this. He comes first In my life.” Students Spread‘‘Good News” Hippies at the sanctuary and guitars at the pulpit were two of the memorable (though un orthodox) characteristics of last weekend’s FOCUS trip to Pisgah Baptist Church inSmith- field. North Carolina. Fifty- three members of FOCUS (Fel lowship fo Christians United in Service) left on their five hour journey on Saturday morn ing to arrive at their destin ation in time for the Satur day night performance of “Good News”, a meaningful folk mu sical which strikes out against the “luke-warm” Chrlstain. Many weeks of evening prac tices went into the preparation of this musical portrayal of the problems of, and the need for, witnessing to others about Christ. The story was based on the antagonism of a typical hippie-type college student ob sessed by a strong desire to discover the meaning of life. In their attempt to reach out to the frustrated boy, members of the choir pleaded and wit nessed, some Individually and all at times united in song. Although the program began with the light notes of “life is Singing and Sunshine” other songs portraying a happiness found in the security of the Christian life, the sudden ap pearance of the hippie grad ually changed the theme from the benefits of Christianity to the responsibilities of a Chris t tian, placing a final dramatic emiiiasls in “Do You Really’ Carer*

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