A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Mr. Ralph Nesbitt Makes Interesting
Address on Student Movement.
Last Sunday evening Mr. Ralph
Nesbitt, traveling secretary of the
Student Volunteer Movement, gave
Guilford students a realistic outline
of the great need for woikers in the
Mr. Nesbitt began with a compari
son of the rich young ruler and Saul
of Tarsus. The former lost his op
portunity when he might have be
come a tremendous influence for
good. He is unloved and his name
unknown. He made the great re
fusal instead of the grfat surren
der. Saul of Tarsus was a young
man with as high ambitions and as
splendid training as th? rich young
ruler. He also carno fnce to face
with Christ. He faced the Question,
"Must I surrender, or so my own
way?" He surrendered to the will
of God, thus was able to say, "I was
not disobedient to the heavenly vis
The same tests have come to men i
all down through history. They are
coming to us today. Must we go
'alone, or must we go with Christ?
The need now is great for young
people to go with Christ. We are !
not responsible for past generations,
but we are responsible for our own.
It has been prophesied ihat there
will be a world war within the next
five or ten years. Do we choose
that, or do we choose world evangeli
zation? The answer lies largely j
with college and university stu
dents. It is their duty to let the
Gospel of ■Christ, be known to the
world that is looking to America.
The foreign field calls out the
strongest and the best thav men and
women have, and makes them grow
spiritually. Talents are not wasted
on the foreign field, hut ued to their
very fullest. The need for workers
is great in India, China, Arabia, Af
rica and the Islands of th? Sea. Chi- j
na seems like a great giant just
awakening from centuries of sleep,
ready to become either a powerful
champion for right of for wrong.
She is as clay in the potter's hands,
and it rests with the students of
America as to what the mould will
be. Let us go to make China a
All the arguments far foreign
mission work may be summed up as,
the need of the world, and the ability
of Christ to meet that need. Men
and women of every occupation are
needed to alleviate the suffering
caused by famine and disease, as
well as to take the Gospel to them.
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., FEBRUARY H, 1920
"Gentlemen, Be Seated"
"Bring out yo' Mazers, put on yo' razors! Darktown is gona
be out soon."
Tliese words to the experienced ear give notice that Guilford's
Minstrels are soon to be abroad in the land. Try-outs are probably
to be held this week-end for the end men and stunt positions.
So boys, get out the old joke book, put on yonr thinging cap
and help to make the minstrel this year a greater success than ever.
The date for it lias been set tentativelv for the 27th of March.
ON THE WANE
The influenza epidemic, which has
appeared on our campus as well as
everywhere else in the country, did
not find so many victims during the
last week as in the week before.
Samuel Harris, Curtis Purvis, Chas.
Stratford, Seth Fleetwood, Murray
White, Isabelle Pancoast, Ruth Out
land, Genevieve Lindley and Esther
White were, however, added to Miss
Worth's already large list of pa
tients. Most of the first victims are
already up and around.
The Christian Association and
part of the society meetings were
not held last week. The week-end
trip of the basket ball team to Da
vidson and Charlotte was also can
celed on account of the epidemic.
No quarantine resctrictions other
than these though have at; yet been
Profesor Balderston's and Miss
Worth's little talks in the dining
room last Thursday on the necessity
of shielding our mouths with a
handkerchief when coughing, and
being careful as to how we touched
plates and glasses when passing
them at the table were apt.
It's an old saw, but true, that an
ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure. Sanitation in our
daily habits while important at all
times are especially needful just
now. A good many of us uncon
sciously carry around with us "the
flu germs and if we cough near
someone or at the table without
properly shielding our mouths, or
touch the part of a glass or cup that
later will come in contact with some
one's mouth we are endangering
their life and health. These are
only instances of a few of the many
things we should be careful about
in our daily life in order to prevent
the spread of influenza and its sister
ills, grippe, bronchitis and colds.
A Needed Revolution in the Social
Life of Guilford.
Yes, we had a social last Satur
day night. It was just aa ordinary
social, partaking of exactly the same
nature as the ones preceding it
namely, a set-back social.
Where! oh where! are the social
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The basket, ball season was seri
ously broken into by the sudden out
break of influenza. Games with Da
vidson and Charlotte Y. M. C. A.
were canceled rather than have the
members of the team run the risk of
traveling our trains and of getting
sick while away from college. These
games may be played later in the
season if the influenza epidemic be
comes less threatening.
Practice has been somewhat in
terrupted during the past week by
the slight illness of some of the
players. These have now fully re
covered and a week of strenuous
practice will put the team in exhi
bition trim for the hard games to be
played on our own floor. A. & E.,
Blon and Wake Forest are all yet to
come to Guilford. Waka Forest and
A. & E. both defeated the Guilford
quintet at Wake Forest and Ral
eigh, but the margins by which
these games were won ar°. not w:da
enough to prove that Guilford can
not down both quints on her own
floor. The Wake Forest gdiio at
Cuilford was arranged only a few
days ago, and will be olayed Feb 17.
Our cheer leaders should blow thfj
dust from their megaphones and get
the whole student body back of the
team. A team picked from a squad
composed of Zachary, Smith, Fra
zier, Newlin, J. C. Oox, Anderson,
Mcßane, Raiford and Stafford, can
not be easily defeated when sup
ported by an enthusiastic student
President Binford made a series
of chapel lectures last week on the
Roth memory system, which was not
only interesting but instructive to
those who have difficulty in remem
bering names, places and "dates."
He kindly offered a series of lessons
to those interested and in response
to this offer three boys and eight
girls have signed up for this course
for the abolishing of "forgetting."
Someone tells the joke that a cer
tain fellow was so obsorbed in lis
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Students' quota $5000.00
Amt. subscribed to date... 2772.48
Number subscribers .64
Average subscription .... 43.32
! Per cent subscribing—
Seniors 100 Pc.
! Juniors 4 Pc.
Sophomores 94 Pc.
Freshmen (not handed in)
I Preparatory Dept 20 Pc.
All subscriptions must be in by
six o'clock Thursdav evening. See
to it that every member of YOUR
class is a subscriber. It is the small
subscriptions that count.
ENDOWMENT FUND WORK
GOES MERRILY ON
The work for the endowment fund
has taken various and sundry forms
on the campus. Some of the girls
are shining shoes to earn their
pledges, some are cleaning rugs and
rooms, or burnishing up the oil
lamps that are now taking the place
of our one time power plan*. Two
of the girls wanted to start a mani
cure shop, but as Miss Louise de
creed that only feminine patrons
would be tolerated this plan was
abandoned. Two of the New Gar
den girls are cooking breakfast (at
so much per) for the cooks who feel
too sleepy for the job these cold morn
ings. The work that has called forth
the most united effort though has
been that of raking the leaves from
the campus. The desire to see the
campus once more clean as well as
the desire to help the Endowment
Fund have combined in make this
one of the most popular jobs. Those
working on this Herculean task are
Dovie Hayworth, Clara Henley,
Madge Coble, Nell Snhoolfleld, Mabel
Ward, Mariana White, Nina Robert
son, Edith Harrison an.l Josephine
The pledges that have come in
from among the students up to date
are as follows:
Class. No. Subscribing. Amt.
1920 19 $1002.48
1921 1 50.00
1922 27 1300.00
Preparatory 1 7 420.00
This list of course is not fully
complete as can be seen, but it goes
ro show just how whole heartedlv
the students are entering into this
campaign. The Sophomore girls of
Miss Nole's Cooking Department
held an ice cream sale two after
j noons last week and lealized con
siderable profit for the fund there-