Ptiilomathhan Hold Annual
Orations Unusually Excellent. Dovie
Hay worth Awarded Prize. Etliyle
Venable Awarded Improve
The last oratorical contest of the
school year, the 12th annual contest
of the Philomathean Literai'y So-
ciety was given at Memorial Hall
last Saturday evening. It was espe
cially interesting on account of the
variety of subjects of present day
interest and the good presentation
of each girl. Each oration showed
that much time and effort had been
given to its preparation, and every
speaker showed familiarity with her
A tribute to Edward Kidder Gra
ham, one of Carolina's noble lead
ers, was very much appreciated and
was the winning oration. Each of
the others deserve special mention.
Tender and respectful feelings were
aroused by the tribute to Theodore
Roosvelt. The appeal of "Health
First in the Schools," the clear dis
cussion of the negro's place and
rights in the south, the considera
tion of the child and the Juvenile
Court, and the call for still further
united effort in present day church
work met a response from every
Piano Solo—Thelma Cloud.
1. Malnutrition of School Children
2. A Beacon Light of North Caro
3. The Challenge of the Church—
Vocal Solo —Miss Gertrude Hobbs.
4. The Economic Problems of the
5. His First Offense—Ruth Rey
A Peerless Champion of Ameri-
Quartette —Anna and Clara Henley,
Esther White and Donna Mcßane.
Miss Martha Winfield, Mrs. C. S.
McArthur and R. J. M. Hobbs were
the judges for the evening.. Mr.
Hobbs in a very clever and appropri
ate speech presented the prize, the
complete works of Longfellow, Ten
nyson, Browning, Whittier, Lowell
and Burns to Miss Dovie Hayworth.
The prizes given by the society
each year to the new member making
the most improvement in society
work was awarded to Miss Ethyle
ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY
DURING NEXT YEAR
cured the services of Spoon & Lewis,
consulting engineers of Greensboro,
to draw plans and get out specifica
tions for an addition to the college
water supply. The plan is to con
struct a cement spillway at the old
college pond, and put in a large fil
tering iplant. This work is to be done
during the summer of 1920, so
when .school opens next fall the
"Water! Water!!" song of the Cox
Hall male birds will be heard no
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C, MAY 19, 1920
Memorial Hall Scene of
Last Tuesday was a red letter day
for the Preps. They broke all col
lege records and indulged in a Prep
social away from the prying eyes of
the Sophomores, and the superior
Freshmen and even Miss Louise. It
was strictly a Prep affair, and car
ried on in good Prep style.
The social or class meeting, as the
Preps like to call it, lasted from
6:30 p. m. until 9:00 p. m. and was
held in Memorial Hall. The Preps,
showing true class spirit, came out
in goodly numbers. After electing
the following officers the social prop
er started: Ladson Dorrity, presi
dent; Isla Willis Thompson, secre
tary; Frank Casey, marshall.
The social was by no means a "set
back" one. Everybody joined in the
fun and kept something going all
the time. After numerous games the
Preps gathered around the piano and
with Miss Loyd Merriman as pianist,
sang "Smiles, "A Long, Long Trail,"
and many other songs of a similar
QUAKER QUARTET PLEASES
Concert for Benefit, of Endowment
Fund Much Enjoyed
The student body and faculty of
Guilford College were royally enter
tained by the Quaker Quartet, of
High Point, Wednesday evening, May
12, at a concert given in Memorial
hall. The members of the quartet:
Mrs. H. I. Coft'ield, soprana; Mrs.
J. Gurney Briggs, contralto; J. Gur
ney Briggs, tenor; Dan W. Smith,
baritone; Miss Florence Blair, ac
companist; Dan W. Smith, director.
Mrs. ColTield and Mr. and Mrs.
Briggs are former students of Guil
ford, Mr. Briggs being a member of
the class of 'll audi Mrs. Briggs a
member of the clas sof 'l2. Mrs.
Coft'ield did not get her degree from
The program was given in two
parts. The first part consisted of a
number of varied selections by the
different members of the quartet.
"Hail, Dear Old Guilford," was high
ly enjoyed and touched a responsive
chord in all those who love Guilford.
The other numbers were heartily re
ceived and met with generous ap
The second part was in the form
of a song cycle in Fairyland com
posed by Orlando Morgan. This pari
pictures a perfect spring day in "The
Land of the Muses." The selections
were decidedly springlike in charac
ter and were in keeping with the
Each number was well rendered.
Guilford has reason to feel proud of
her former students and to appreci
ate the excellent talent of the other
High Point friends of Guilford who
contributed to the pleasure of the
The "Y's" Led By Student
On Thursday evening, May 13th,
the Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. A.
met in joint session at Memorial hall.
The meeting was conducted by the
Student Volunteers. Through the
efforts of these leaders, a clear pic
ture was shown of the great needs
and opportunities for service in the
Hugh Moore began the discourse
by giving a brief history of the
band and the purpose for which it
stands. This is the first Student
Volunteer band in the history of
Guilford College. Students here are
showing more interest in this line of
work audi several attended the tSate
Convention held at Davidson Col
lege in March; and three attended
the National Student Volunteer con
vention at Des Moines, lowa.
Sobelia Williams gave a helpful
talk on "Why Become a Mission
ary." Miss Williams said that first
every one. should hear the call which
says "Go Ye Into All the World and
Preach the Gospel to Every Crea
ture." This is the first reason for
becoming a missionary. The second
reason, is that it gives opportunity
for self-devlopment and service, and
third, the needs of the world are
calling to us from all directions. In
order to become a missionary one
does not have to wait for the same
experience as Paul had. Nine-tenths
of all the missionaries of the world
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FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 p. m.—
Friday, May 21, 9:30 a. m.—Econ
omics, Descriptive Geometry.
Saturday, May 22, 9:00 a. m.—
Education (Colvin), Education (S:2O
Monday, May 24, 9:00 a. m. —
History IV, Chemistry 11. 1:30 p.
m.—English I, English B, Household
Management, American Diplomacy.
Tuesday, May 25, 9:00 a. m.—
French A, French I, French 111, Ex
perimental Cookery, Biology 11. An
cient History. 1:30 p. m.—Biology
I. German A, Tacitus, Virgil, Physics
11, Harmony, History of Music.
Wednesday, May 2G, 9:00 a. m.—
Chemistry I, Chemistry A, Chemistry
V, Caesar, English A, German I, Ger
man 11, Greek I. 1:30 p. m.—Trig
onometry, Special Algebra.
Thursday, May 27, 9:00 a. m.—
English 11, English VII, Primary
Latin, Elementary Bible. 1:30 p. m.
—Biblical Literature, Latin IV, Eng
lish C, Housework, Freshman Latin
Prose, Mathematics 11, Geology, Ad
Friday, May 28, 9:00 a. m.—His
tory 11, French 11, Rural Problems,
Plane Geometry, Bioligy. 1:30 p. m.
—Chemistry IV, Electric Waves,
Church History, Elementary Cook
ery, Education (11:20 Section).
Saturday, May 29, 9:00 a. m.—Al
gebra B, Algebra A, Calculus, Phys
ics I, Solid Geometry, House Furnish
In College Plant
Offices and Laboratory to be Changed
—Faculty Houses and Cottages
To JJe lluilt
Soon ai'ter the close of the college
year work will begin to remodel a
number of buildings on the campus.
When the present plans are fully
carried out those who are now well
acquainted with every nook of the
campus will have become strangers.
The Book Store and Treasurer's
Office will be moved from Founders
Hall into what is now the Dean's
Office. This spacious room will be
divided into two rooms, one of which
will be be the office of the college
treasurer audi the other will be the
Book Store and college postoffice.
A new home will be constructed
for the domestic science department.
The present laboratory of that de
partment will be remodeled; one
room will be cut off for the office
of the Dean and the remainder will
be used as a much needed annex
to the chemistry laboratory. Al
ready in cottage row two cottag s
have been drawn together andi are
being remodeled for the home of Mr.
Jones, the college farmer and dairy
man. The building in which he now
lives will be remodeled for a mem
ber of the faculty next year.
The home of the president will be
moved a short distance from its
present site, and a considerable
amount of work will be done on it.
In the near future a new home for
the president will be constructed in
the beautiful grove where the pres
ent one now is. This, however, will
not be done within the next year.
The old delapidated barn at the
north side of the campus will be torn
down, and a new one built near the
Miss Ethel Lovett and Mary Dixon
attended part of the commencement
exercises at Jamestown Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. ITervie Williard and
Miss Clara Blair, former Guilford
ians, were present at the concert
given Wednesday night by the Quak
Ethel Lovett spent last week
end in Ashboro visiting friends and
Mr. Tomlinson, a Friend from
Swarthmore College, gave an inter
esting talk at chapel Monday morn
Dr. Riddiick, "president of N. C.
State College, visited Guilford last
Mr. John White, of the class of 'l9,
visited friends at the college Sunday
Mrs. E. T. Harmon, Miss Clara
Boyd and Mr. Bob Ragan were pres
ent at the concert Wednesday night.
Professors Noles, Gifford and Pan
coast acted as judiges in the recita
tion contests held in the Winston-
Salem grammar schools Thursday af
ternoon and night.