HON. T, W. BICKETT
The Democratic Candidate for Gover
nor is Given an Enthusiastic lie
ception—Eloquent and Ap
Wilson and Bickett,
That's the ticket,
Republicans can't lick it.
Everybody'll pick it.
These words, vociferously yelled by
the masculine division of the Demo
cratic club of Guilford College, greet
ed Thomas W. Bickett, Democratic
candidate for Governor of North Car
olina, as he rose to address an en
thusiastic meeting in Memorial Hall
last Saturday morning. Mingled with
these sounds could be heard the soft
er and more melodious voices of the
fairer but voteless Democratic sing
If we could vote like you boys can
I'll tell you what we'd do,
We'd vote for Woodrow Wilson
And we'd vote for Bickett two.
Too, Too, Too.
The audience which heard Bickett
contained nearly every student in col
lege regardless of party affiliations.
I. T. Valentine, president of the Dem
ocratic Club, opened the meeting
With a few remarks and introduced
Mr. Hines, the county chairman. Mr.
Ilines told some interesting facts
about the Democratic candidate and
ended by introducing Bickett him
self. Bickett immediately more than
justified his great reputation as an
orator. His address was more elo
quent and more appealing than even
the most loyal Democrats had antici
pated. There was something so un
usual in his manner and delivery and
in the clearness and force of every
sentence that his listeners were held
spellbound. Applause was frequent
He secured the attention of life
audience at once by his beautiful
tribute to youth.
The address was not on the issues
of any particular party, for, as he
said: "The issues of today rise in
finitely above questions of Democracy
and Republicanism and are emerged
in the greater questions of American
ism." He then spoke briefly of the
scourging criticisms hurled at the
present administration by those sup
porting the opposite party. But, said
he, the United States is the only first
class power on earth that is not at
war. Why are our boys spared to us
while in other lands a million boys
just as strong, just as dear, lie dead
on the field of battle? Why are we
living in peace and prosperity while
the people of other nations are being
ground in the mills of disease, starva
tion and death? It is because a di
vine sense of justice rules at Wash
ington. In this critical time the
Ruler of the World called to the pres
idency that man who thot that com-
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C, OCTOBER 25, 1916.
Secretary to the Wilson-Bickett Club
WEEK END FESTIVITIES
AT NEW GARDEN
Miss Louise Absent—Courtship. Pub
lic and Private.
Preparedness was not the watch
word of the social Saturday night. It
came as a surprise to many of the
students, but even if they did not find
it out until after supper about all
who were on the campus attended.
Promptly at 7:45 the boys and
girls arrived at New Garden. Soon
after entering many couples could be
sesn seeking "cozy" corners, while
the less fortunate ones sought the
dining room Where Prof. Woosley
was attempting to get games started
to amuse the "beau-less" girls and
the "girl-less" beaux. Perhaps this
was not altogether a fruitless task,
because it was not long until we no
ticed that in the fruit basket some
of the watermelons and "punkins"
almost crushed the blackberries and
peaches. On our way from Jerusa
lem we found out where we were,
who we were with and what we were
doing. Then several witnessed a
demonstration of the most popular
amusement in the hall—public court
ship—after which all turned their at
tention to the game "Poor Kitty," the
said kitty snugly resting in Prof.
After taking a lesson in wink,
Prof. Woosley, in the roles of Miss
Louise, informed the girls and boys
that it was time to go, and,
Lo! as the girls and boys were seen
Some we once thought had no heart
Were the first to be struck by Cupid's
Rev. Lewis McParland preached
an excellent sermon here Sunday
morning on the true nature of a "re
vival"—not a series of meetings nor
a protracted service but the real re
viving and strengthening of spiritual
life. Mr. McFarland will be with us
in these meetings thruout the ensu
ing week. It is is hoped and believed
that great good may be the result
from his stay among us.
The Hughes-Linney-Grissom Club
held a meeting on Wednesday, the
ISth. Tlie purpose of the meeting
was to decide whether or not to chal
lenge the Wilson-Bickett Club for a
public debate on the political issues
of the day. The club unanimously
decided to challenge the Democratic
club and the chairman appointed
Messrs. White, Sutton and Stanley to
act in conjunction with him in ap
pointing speakers for the occasion.
On Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock
Judge Bynum, of Greensboro, will
address the club. All students and
poople of the community are invited
to attend regardless of party.
V. >l. C. A. MAKES AN APPEAL.
It has been previously stated
through these columns that it was
found necessary to remodel and en
large our Y. M. C. A. room. The
hall has been enlarged by the addi
tion of the room to the north, and
the entire room has been replastered.
The wood work is being repainted.
Since the society halls, which occupy
the second floor of the building, are
to be heated by a hot air system the
Association room will be heated from
the same source, and this means that
the Y. M. C. A. must pay for one
third of this expense. Also our seats
are in very bad condition, and we
must buy new seats if possible. In
fact we have a seating capacity of
only fifty, and it is obviously neces
sary that we must increase this to
at least one hundred in order to ac
commodate our present student body.
These changes and improvements ne
cessitate the expenditure of three
hundred and fifty dollars.
The Y. M. C. A. building has been
almost entirely renovated on the in
side. The improvements which are
being made are permanent, and will
not have to be duplicated in a few
Many personal letters have been
sent out but only three contributions
have been received to date. Prof.
John Steele Downing, who for four
years was at the head of the Chemis
try Department, was the first to re
spond. His donation was ten dollars.
J. Gurney Briggs, of the class of
1911, was the second, while Royal
J. Davis, who was at one time the
head of the English department and
is now one of the editors of the New
York Evening Post, was the third.
You see that these two old professors
are still loyal to Guilford, and to the
Young Men's Christian Association.
We hope that many more of the
Alumni and old students of Guilford
will seize the opportunity to prove
themselves loyal Guilfordians and
come forward with a contribution.
Eugene Marler, class of 'l3, was
on the campus Friday.
John Bain, of Greensboro, visited
Mr. Lawrence Grissom Sunday.
On Saturday the Crimson and Gray
overwhelmingly defeated on Hobbs'
field the Spencer Athletic Club grid
ironers by the score of 48 to 0. Prom
the first kick off till the final whistle
blew the vistors were outclassed in
every department of the game, both
offensive and defensive. In fact the
Railroaders were able to make first
down but once during the entire
The Crimson and Gray showed
clearly the effects of the vigorous
training since the Wake Forest game.
The team work was excellent and the
score indicates the fact that Coach
Doak has developed a scoring ma
chine of no mean caliber. The inter
ference was much better than two
weeks ago and the whole team show
ed an excellent combination of gist
and judgment which augurs well for
the game with Wofford next Saturday
Special mention should be made
of the defensive work of Captain
Jones, while his work on the receiv
ing end of Seman's "forwards" net
ted Guilford several substantial
gains. In the offensive Jonas and
Newlin did some spectacular line
plunging while Armstrong negotiated
several valuable end runs.
Guilford's outstanding weakness
was goal kicking—she missed all
eight chances for almost as many rea
The first quarter began with Jones
kicking off for the local eleven. The
Spencer club failed to gain and the
ball went over to the Crimson and
Gray boys. By successive line plunges
by Jonas, Newlin and Semans, Guil
ford obtained her first touchdown.
Armstrong failed to secure the addi
tional point. The bail again in play,
Guilford carried the "pigskin" to
within ten yards of another touch
down, only to lose it on a fumble.
The quarter ended with ball in Guil
ford's possession on Spencer's forty
The second period started off with
a rush by the local eleven, with i
series of line plunges by Armstrong,
Newlin and Semans, aided by a ten
yard penalty, which resulted in the
second touchdown of the afternoon.
After the kick-off the Railroaders
failed to make first dwon, punted and
Guilford started a march to a touch
down aided by a forward pass Se
mans to Stafford, and by Armstrong.
The half ended with the ball on Spen
cer's forty-yard line.
In the second half four second
string men appeared in the Guilford
lineup, yet there was no let up in
Guilford's scoring. With Guilford
receiving, Port caught the ball on his
forty-yard line, and from this point
the Crimson and Gray carried the
pigskin up the field with good gains
by runs and plunges through the vis
itors' line, by Jones, Jonas, Hollowell
and Reddick. After only two min
utes of play Hollowell carried the
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