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Page 2, THE PILOT. Thursday. September 7. 1972, Gardner-Webb College
Gardner-Webb College has begun what 1 consider a very crucial
year. The following SFT program merits deep consideration, I believe.
Students—The reason for the existence of the college.
Faculty—Includes teachers, staff, and administrators.
Trustees—Involves advisors and associates, as well as trustees. The
groups listed above will determine, this year, whether or not Gardner-
Webb College becomes a first-rate Christian Senior College. Christian
unity must be the heart of the college.
Gardner-Webb has set an image of Free Enterprise and Christian
Commitment. The college does not seek nor accept government grants
or loans. The school is proud of her owners—The Baptist State Con
vention of North Carolina.
Two major problems face the college: (1) maintaining and improv
ing the purpose and (2) becoming financially secure. I believe that
when the SFT truly experiences the CCC, (Contact, Cooperation, Com
munication), Gardner-Webb College will live and make great Christian
contributions to the Nation and the World.
We’ll know more about the future of the college in May of 1973—
Should God allow the world to stand that long.
E. Eugene Poston
★ ★ ★ ★
As our college continues to grow the necessity to communicate
will continue to grow just as quickly or evenmore so. 1 hope this year
creates a larger step than ever before to the goal of complete com
munication between all members. This concept will become more im
portant as students become better informed of their student rights.
Far in the advance of the communication factor" lies the concept
of contact. Contact must be made before any positive steps can be
taken toward any decision-making process involving more than one
person. Whenever appropriate, meaningful contact is made let us strive
to have an open mind to each other’s rights and responsibilities as
Cooperation cannot come about without everyone pledging their-
selves to ifcderstanding each other’s opinions. No one part of the col-
Mege cart function to a sound degree without the cooperation of every
one being concerned.
Taking these three into scope at once I hope you see that they are
somewhat synonymous. For us to obtain the positive aspect of all three
there needs to be a working unity between all of them. In our willing
ness to contact, hopefully we will strive for cooperation. Cooperate,
but be eager to stress your own ideology. From this contact and
cooperation, the goal of communication can be reached.
Throughout the summer months much thought and consideration
was given by the Student Government Executive Officers and advisors
concerning the many possible SGA related activities for this year. We
ire in complete agreement that with our present student body’s crea
tive, positive thinking we can make this year a success to be proud of.
The Executive Officers have chosen the SGA theme for the fall
and spring semesters to be the three important concepts; CONTACT-
COOPERATION - COMMUNICATION. Throughout every phase of
life all students have come into contact with these or they would have
given up their educational future a long time ago.
I would like for all of us to give some personal thoughts to these,
and for all of us to make it a part of our thinking just as the SGA has
committed itself to do this.
Editor Samala High
Sports Editor Carroll Garrett
News Editor Donna Turner
Feature Editor Lou Clontz
Photographer Gary Cloer, Wayne Wike
Cartoonist Judy Greene
Staff Jane Anthony, Beth Bolick, Melanie Campbell,
David Jarman, Cindy Rose, Gloria Washburn
Advisor Mr. Bill Boyd
Published by students of Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs,
North Carolina 28017. The office of the PILOT is located in the
Charles 1. Dover Student Center, Room 112. Advertising, rate is $2.00
per column inch. Telephohe 434-2211.
The opinions expressed in this student newspaper do not necessar
ily represent the views of the GWC faculty, administration, or student
body. Responsible comments to issues presented in the Pilot are pos
sible by writing, Editbr; the PILOT, Box 439.
I NO 1
a time when the hot sun beams down on freshmen in a registration line
excitement, anticipation, uncertainty fills the air and you are thankful.
a time when the campus hums with the rush of students finding classes
' laughter, embarrassment, uneasiness, hope are prevalent upon meeting
your professors and they you
and you are thankful.
a time when freshmen meet upper classmen, some who are helpful,
some who aren’t, and the search for friends is started
slight apprehension at first, then personal acquaintance which develops
into a growing, trusting confidence with certain personalities
and you are thankful.
a time for hurting when the other fellow does
sharing honestly together, both happy and sad, facing reality under
standing, support, confusion, fear, determination, faith are present
and you are thankful.
a time for a new beginning, and a continuation of fulfillment of goals
restlessness, sleeplessness, uneasiness prevail but not testlessness sup
port and understanding are there
and you are thankful.
a time when problems seem too great to handle, you wonder and ques-
discouragement, despair, fear loneliness, unhappiness exist
yet there are those who care
and you are thankful.
because it’s going to be a growing, learning experience
because there are those special people who will strive to back you up,
understand when understanding is difficult, show concern, and
take the courage to become involved.
because you’ve been given the opporutnit yto share in the life-styles
of many people whose influences will leave lasting impressions upon
because in reflecting upon events that occur during the semester you
have the privilege to weed out the bad, dwell o nthe good, and go on
because you’ve met the Master who will make the way bearable and
the reaching of the end possible.
by Lou Clontz
A new school year brings a
new hash of students and a new
PILOT staff together. Each new
editor along with the staff and ad
visor must determine the policies
of the newspaper. Cooperation
and understanding from the be
ginning will lessen the plague of
poor communication and extreme
diversification. It must be under
stood that all editorials and opin
ions which appear in the PILOT
are written by individuals and
are personal opinions which do
not represent the views of the
newspaper staff, the student body,
administration, or faculty.
The PILOT intends to be a
mirror of the interests, activities,
and projects of the student body
and is the principle medium by
which student views and opinions
are exchanged. It is an expressive
outlet and not a “one-man-show”
gripe sheet. Reactions and respon
sible comments to issues presented
in the PILOT are always welcom
ed. All letters and editorials must
be signed in longhand, although
the name may be omited upon
valid request. By virtue of the po-
sitios, any editor is responsible
for all printed articles and has
the right to edit any material sub
mitted for . publication. Letters
will be accepted from any^^em-
ber of Gardner-Webb’s ffiulty,
staff, administration, or student
body, and all are subject to edit
ing according to the standards of
good journalism and the personal
integrity of the editor. No more
than five letters will be printed
per issue and the maximum length
for a letter is 30 words.
Our PILOT is the chief means
of presenting a picture to the pub-
li cand to the students of repre
sentative life at Gardner-Webb. A
"pilot” is one who steers the way
and our pledge for the 1972-73
academic year is to create a news
paper that contacts, cooperates,
communicates, and above all chal-
—The PILOT staff
‘Job Wen Done’
Upon looking back on last week
I must say that Gardner-Webb
excelled in its orientation pri-
gram. The continuity and efficien
cy with which it was carried out
was almost to perfection. As a
member of the orientation com
mittee I was able to witness from
the inside the workings of the
week, and I must say I was quite
The Freshmen and transfer stu
dents were given numerous op
portunities to acquaint themselves
with the college, students, and
administration. The many activi
ties were of great help to them.
I think that Gardner-Webb owes
a debt of graditude to John Fow
ler for the tremendous effort put
forth by him as Orientation Com
mittee Chairman. He has put in
the majority of his time to the
planning of the orientation week
and it has turned out to be time
I know that many students join
with me in offering congratula:
tions and a “job well done” to
John. He has shown that with
planning and co-operation between
students and administration what
normally would be a time of ten
sion and frustration can come out
•rewarding. Again, thank you John.