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November 22, 1989 No. 6
Happy Thanksgiving
By Dawn Czunp
On November 23, people all
across the United States and
Canada will celebrate Thanks
giving Day. To many this day
will be nothing more than an
excuse to overeat. To some it
will not even mean that much.
The tradition of giving
thanks goes back to the earliest
days of the American colonies.
The Berkeley Plantation
Settlement on the James River
in Virginia was the sight of one
of the earliest Thanksgivings.
The colony's charter required
that the date of arrival,
December 4, be an annual day of
thanking God.
Many people consider the
Plymouth colony to be the sight
of the first Thanksgiving Day.
After the harvest of 1621,
Governor William Bradford
decreed a three day feast to
thank God for the colony's
survival. Even the Indians
helped the colonists celebrate.
Two years later, in 1623,
Bradford declared July 2 0 to be
a day of prayer as well as
The custom of Thanksgiving
Day spread throughout the
During the Revolutionary
War, eight days were set aside
to thank God for victory and
In 1789 (exactly 200 years
ago) , President George
Washington declared that
November 2 6 would be a national
day of thanks.
During the same year, the
Protestant Episcopal Church
announced that an annual
Thanksgiving Day would be held
on the first Thursday in
Years passed, and no
national Thanksgiving Day was
Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale,
the editor of Godev's Lady's
Book (also known for her Mary
Had a Little Lamb), worked to
promote a national Thanksgiving
Day. Finally she convinced
President Abraham Lincoln of the
need for such a day.
Lincoln proclaimed that
the last Thursday in November
(1863) should be "a day of
Area High School Students at Business Symposium.
Broyhill Sponsors Symposium
On October 12, 1989, the
Broyhill School of Management
along with the Broyhill Academy
for the Study of Independent
Concepts sponsored a symposium
for area high school business
students. The symposium entitled
"Current Trends and Issues in
Business" presented viewpoints
and insights about the
application of business theory
in the real world.
Concurrent sessions lead
by Mr. Ron Lindler, City
Executive Officer of Southern
National Bank in Hickory and Mr.
Richard Williams, Manager of
Shelby Branch of Duke Power
Company were featured during the
morning. Ms. Ruth Kinzey,
formerly Director of Advertising
and Public Relations in a major
trucking firm gave the keynote
address during the luncheon.
Dr. Frank Bonner, Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Mr.
Ralph Dixon, Vice President for
College Relations and Director
of the Broyhill Academy gave
additional remarks from the
The afternoon session
featured a panel discussion with
the special guest along with
Professor Jim Hartman from the
Broyhill School of Management.
All members of the Broyhill
School of Management faculty
participated in the symposium.
Dr. Keith Griggs and Dr. Stan
Smedley from the Broyhill School
of Management co-directed the
thanksgiving and praise to our
beneficent Father."
For the next 75 years, the
President declared the last
Thursday in November to be
Thanksgiving Day.
In 1939 (50 years ago) ,
President Franklin Roosevelt
moved the holiday up one week
in order to lengthen the
shopping period between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Finally in 1941, Congress
officially declared that the
fourth Thursday of November was
a legal federal holiday.
The Canadians celebrated
Thanksgiving Day on the last
Monday in October until 1957
when the government moved the
holiday to the second Monday in
Thanksgiving day means more
than a turkey dinner and a
parade. It is a day for us to
reflect on our blessings.
The Pilot hopes that this
year all of us here at GWC will
take time out to think about all
that we have been given during
the past year and to thank God
for it.
WIN $25!!
Now that the Gardner-Webb
cheerleaders have introduced
Lulu, the female counterpart to
the Bulldog, we think it's time
to give the old Bulldog a new
name. So, without further ado,
the Gardner-Webb College
cheerleaders and The Pilot
invite you— the students,
faculty, and staff— to name
the Bulldog. The winning
suggestion will win $25.
The rules are simple:
1. Please, no obscene names.
2. The winner must be a member
of the Gardner-Webb College
3. All entries must be signed.
If not signed, the entry will
be voided.
4. Judges for the contest will
be comprised of selected Pilot
staff members and cheerleaders.
5. The winner will be printed
in an upcoming issue of The
An entry form follows.
****** Name the Bulldog ******
Student name
Campus Box
Your name for the Bulldog
Please complete this form and
return it to Flounder, Box 52 0
by November 28, 1989.

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