The Blue Ridge Conference
At Joint. Meeting of Y. >l. and Y. W.
C. A. Big Guilford Delegation
1 Is Urged
Last Thursday nig lit a joint meet
ing of the Christian Association was
held in which those who attended
the Blue Ridge Conferences last
summer maide brief talks.
Hugh Moore was first to give an
account of Blue Ridge. He has been
on the working force for five years,
and he says that lie had thoroughly
enjoyed it. He explained that the
working force comes in contact witli
the best people. "The P. W. B."
(poor working boys) as they are
sometimes called, are not poor but
are enriching their lives by personal
contact with the greatest Christian
leaders and by access to their lec
Miss Marjorie Williams, who was
at Blue Ridge last summer with the
P. W .G.'s, told of some of her ex
periences. The speaker said that
while one did not get much money
for working at Blue Ridge the op
portunity for recreation anidi spirit
ual uplift far surpassed any value
that money might have.
Miss Moore and Miss Hay worth
gave accounts of the Y. W. C. A.
conference. Each was impressed
with the Christian fellowship that
existed. Mr. Barrett said that the
beauty of the mountains could not
be described. Prof. Anscombe, who
also attended the conference last
summer, made ia few remarks, speak
ing especially of the college spirit
that existed. Miss Edwards and'
.Wis? McDonald, who have been to
Blue Ridge, spoke briefly of the
beauty of the mountains.
Each speaker impressed the audi
ence of the necessity of having a
large Guilford delegation at Blue
Ridge next summer. Every student
should go there some time during
his or her college life. Your col
lege work is not complete until you
attend a Blue Rid'ge conference. It
will help you to live a more useful
life, and as college students we can
not. afford to loose this opportunity
of preparing ourselves for real serv
ice to our fellow man.
INTER-CLASS TRA(Tv MEET WON
The most spirited manifestation of
track work that has been shown at
Guilford* College in the past four
years, was witnessed by the entire
student body last Friday afternoon,
April 23. Much interest was shown
by the classes in this inter-class track
.meet. The Sophomores easily stood
above any other class in the contest.
No performance of the day was
wrapped in dazzling brilliancy, but
considering tlie short period of train
ing, it was a most encouraging event
i;o students and friends of Guilford
who have watched with a feeling of
1 ■ COME TO THE MAY DAY PAGEANT - $1
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., APRIL 28, 1920
Plans for May Day Fast Maturing
Froliekers Bending Every Effort to
Make the Day a Signal
While Mr. James W. White and
his crowd of beautiful girls are pre
paring the program, nature with her
many arts and devices is perfect
ing the stage-setting. Never in the
Quaker campus' history has such a
witchery of green and white been
seen as is now on exhibit.
Alt 2:15 sharp, on the first day of
May, the pageant will begin wending
its way from one walk to another
about the campus. A group of her
alds will announce the various num
bers. The May Queen coming forth
in all her stately beauty surrounded
by her attendants, will be the center
of attraction. Then all the flowers of
spring, wearing their richest robes,
will pay homage to their Queen by
dancing for her pleasure. Between
choruses and solos, revels of the
clowns, tableaux, drills and reels will
be presented for your amusement.
All spare moments may well be
spent in the gypsy's tent or at the
refreshment booths. Band music will
fill up the lulls as dismiss other
plans for that afternoon. Get your
ticket at Greensboro Drug or campus
entrance and come to the scene of
action. Admission one dollar.
If it rains that day, come the first
pain the lack of interest in track
work for the past few years.
The one main fact that this meet
established in the minds of the stu
dents, is tbait Guilford has in her
small student body the material for
a track team that could compete with
the team of any institution in this
state. Many of the contestants show
ed unusual ability in some one event,
but C. Stout was the outstanding
star of the iday, winning first place
in the hundred yard dash and broad
jump, and figuring prominently in
the high jump and mile relay in
which he reduced the long lead which
the Sophomores had gained to just
1 few t'eeit. In the high jump H.
Moore, '2 0, had little difficulty in
rising about the efforts of his op
Summary of events:
High jump—Moore, G ft. 8 in.
Broad jump—Stout, 18 ft. 8 in.
220 yard dash—M .White, 2 3 2-5
100 yard dash —Stout, 11 1-5
140 yard run—C. Newlin, 58 2-5
880 yard run—G. Mcßane, 2 min.
2 5 1-5 seconds.
Mile relay—Sophomores, 4 min.
Points won by classes.
Freshmen 8 Vi
Judges: Pancoast of Swartlimore;
GUILFORD WELCOMES BOYS
Annual High School Contest of More
Than Ordinary Merit
The high school declamation and
recitation contest for the high
schools of the state was held at Guil
ford April the 24t'h. Because of war
conditions, this contest was not held '
last year, therefore it is very grati
fying to the college and its many
friends to be able to again establish
the custom. Two medals, one to the j
successful girl contestant anfl" one to
the successful boy contestant, are
given by Ithe four literary societies
on the campus. Twelve high schools
if the state were represented. They
were South Buffalo, High Point, Elm
CJity, Greensboro, Burlington, James
town, Guilford, Lewisville, Pleasant
Garden, Pomona, McLeansville and
On the morning of the 2 4th at 9
o'clock a preliminary contest was
held. There were ten boys who took
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LINEBERRY WINS ORATOR'S
Harris Is Second In the Annual
The annual peace oratorical con- j
test was held Friday night in Mem- i
orial hall under the direction of F.
=!. Blair and Professor Miark C. Mills.
R. A. Lineberry, whose subject was
"World Organization the True Basis!
of Peace," won the first prize of $15,!
and will later represent the college
in the stalte contest which is to be
held in High Point May 7th. Samuel
P. Harris won the second prize. His
subject was "The Nemesis of Docil
peace. Williams' oration was a plea
Holladay were the other contestants.
The orations were varied l in their
methods of treating the subject of
peace. Williams oraition was a plea
for more amicable relations between
capital and labor as a means of pre
venting labor difficulties. A com
parison of the awful destruction of
war with the benefits of peace was
The winning contestant's speech
was a strong plea for the United
States to assume his proper place in
world affairs by endorsing the league
of nations. It was a logical as well
as stirring appeal for the principles
involved in the league. Harris, who
won second place, gave a very good
argument against preparedness and
the miliaristic spirit Which prepared
ness always carries in its train.
Dr. Hobbs, Professors Pancoast
audi Anscombe acted as judges of the
Bal!diers)ton, of Haverford; Mills, of
Earlham; recorder, Maddox, of Earl
Soiree Francaise Delights
Unusually Successful Presentations
By Students of French
On Thursday evening, April 21.
rive French department, under the
guidance of Miss Laura J. Beach,
gave an interesting program in the
form of recitations, music and a play.
The program was one of merit and
the department is indeed to be con
gratulated on having members that
speak French with as much ease as
those of the entire program did.
The Name of France —Edward Hol
La Vase Brise —Mabel C. Ward.
Berceuse de Jocelyn (solo) —Hope
La Cathedrale—Blanche Lindley.
Tragedie en 111 Actes
Le Due ld'e Barbe Bleue—Gladstone
Marie, His wife —Katherine Harmon.
Sister, Anne—Hazel Richardson.
La Comtesse, mother of Marie and
Le Page de Barbe Bleue—Everette
Maids of Honor
Brothers of Marie and Anne
Every member of the program was
a credit ito the French department,
showing that much genuine, earnest
work has been done this year in that
subject. Of especial enjoyment, how
ever, was the pliay. The Duke on
account of his ugly looks and bald"
reputation, has been nicknamed
"Blue Beard." He is now wooing
Marie, one of the daughters of the
countess. The play opens with a
family discussion of the Duke's char
acter, as he had just senit flowers
to the young ladies. Marie says she
wishes to marry the Duke on ac
count of his great wealth. Soon
after the marriage the Duke is called
away on business. He gives his wife
permission to visit the various apart
ments of the castle wilth the excep
tion of one small room. For the
purpose he hands her a bunch of
keys. His wife promises obedience,
but immediately after his departure
she opens the forbidden door. The
shades of the seven departed wives
come) forth. Marie is overcome by
horror. Blue Beard returns, finds
blood stains upon the key, and so
tells her that she musit die. Anne
watches for the coming of her two
brothers, who were expected about
this time. Their return with their
mother interrupts the murder. A
duel is fought between the Duke and
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