Music, Readings, Plays.
On Friday evening, November,
26th. the faculty and a part of the
student body entertained an appre
ciative audience by means of a Dene
ficial program With Edward Hol
lady acting as president and Miss
Tom Stewart as secretary, the society
members could almost imagine them
selves in their respective society halls.
The numbers of the program were
1. Passepied by Earnest Gillet—
Orchestra, consisting of Miss Wake
man, Helen Johnson, Benbow Merri
mon and Russell Williams.
2. President's Proclamation —Robert
3. Piano Solo—Shadow Dance by
4. History of Thanksgiving—Curtis
5. Vocal Solo—When My Ship
Conies Sailing Heme—Miss Byrd.
6. Reading—Two Thanksgiving
Gentlemen —Edna Raiford.
7. Barcarolle from Tales of Hoff
8. Scenes from Longfellow's Giles
Corey of Salem Farm.
10. Piano Sole—Hark, Hark the
Lai'k, by Schubert Lizt—Grace Stone.
11. Scenes from Longfellow's John
The beautiful selections given by
the orchestra and the solos showed
that time and practice had been
spent in preparation.
The reading by Edna Raiford was
very interesting and rendered well.
Curtis Newlin in "The History of
Thanksgiving" measured up to his old
standard of oratory. His theme was
both well developed and delivered.
The faculty members who present
ed the "Scenes from Longfellow's
John Endicott", performed their parts
excellently. Nobody knew before that
Miss Noles could appear so pale
The trial scene from Longfellow's
"Giles Corey of Salem Farm" por
trayed the bitter intolerance of the
Puritans for the Quakers. It seems
almost unbelievable in the present
•time that after the Puritans had
foisnd religious freedom for them
selves, they should so emphatically
deny others this privilege.
As may be seen the purpose of
this program was to pave a way for
the historical pageant of November,
STUDENTS' MUSICAL RECITAL
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 24th,
the pupils of Miss Beatrice Byrd gave
the first piano recital of the year
in Memorial Hall, assisted by the
A large and attentive audience,
which filled the Hall, was well pleas
ed with the unique and varied pro
gram. The art and ability of each
performer was clearly portrayed
through the splendid rendition of each
number, and reflected much credit
upon the teachers in these depart
Professor White, head of the Vocal
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., DECEMBER 1, 1920
A Fitting Close of Thanksgiving
Elaborate Costuming and Stage Scenery
The Pageant of Progress given Saturday evening, November 27, by the
students of Guilford College, will linger long in the memories of Guilford
ians as the most charming and spectacular event of the year. Upon a beauti
fully set stage, representing an autumnal forest glade against the background
of the ocean, appeared representtaive historical scenes from the making of
The pageant opened with an Indian episode, wonderfully effective in
its brilliant color and barbaric atmosphere. Indian braves and maidens
jabbered in stoic array about a camp-fire, while Miss Byrd as Princess
Wattawassa, gave a perfect interpretation of the Indian song, "By the Waters
of Minnetonka." Then to the beating of the tom-toms, the braves circled about
the camp-fire in a wild dance. They were soon interrupted, however, by the
sound of a hymn in the distance and were put to flight by the appearance of
a band of Pilgrims, singing as they directed their steps toward the meeting
house to give thanks for their plentiful harvest.
Following this came a Puritan episode. Miss Gertrude Hobbs and Mr.
Lubey Casey gave a delightful rendition of John Alden and Priscilla. Miss
Hobbs made a most charming Priscilla as she spun demurely. The two little
Puritan maidens, Anna Naomi Binford and Lucy May White, added not a
little to the atmosphere of this scene as they sat in the foreground engaged
in childish play.
Then came John Robinson, the progressive Puritan, desirous of seeing
die future of this new country which had already come to mean so much to
the Puritans. In response to his wish America appeared to summon prophetic
pictures. The picture of colonial life, in which eight colonial ladies and
be-wigged, powdered and elaborately attired, walked through
the stately measures of the colonial drill, contributed one of the most graceful
and spectacular features of the evening.
America's great men and women next passed across the stage of history.
George Washington, Betsy Ross with her flag and small fiag-bearer, Benjamin
Franklin with his kite, Mary Lyon followed by her college girls, Abraham
Lincoln with his axe, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw and other outstanding figures
appeared at America's behest.
Then the processional became more symbolic. Miss Isabel Pancoast
as the Spirit of Progress led forth a group of Arts and Sciences, representa
tive of the development of America's culture. Finally came the mystic dance
of the years, gray clad figures with veiled faces, symbolic of the years to
come. After weaving the mazes of their dance, they spoke, promising to
America a future in accordance with her merits and endeavors.
The pageant came to a very effective close with the marshalling of the
entire cast upon the stage, while the audience joined in the singing of
Guilford College is to be congratulated for a production so artistic and
so finished as this, which brought to a fitting close, the three day's ter-cen
tenary celebration. Credit for the production of this belongs to Miss Roberts,
who, as chairman of the pageant committee, has been unfailing in her en
deavors; to Mr. White, who directed the musical and scenic effects, and to
Mr. Pancoast, as stage manager. Recognition is also due Miss Byrd and Miss
Stone for their assistance with the music and to Mrs. Anscombe, Miss Ben
bow and numerous others for their aid in helping to make possible the ef
fective costuming of the production.
No small amount of credit is due the students who took part in the
presentation, who by their co-operation and sympathetic rendition helped
greatly to create the desired atmospheric effects. Especial praise is due Miss
Marianna White as America, Mr. Algie Newlin as John Robinson, Miss
Hazel Richardson as Mrs. Robinson, Miss Helen Bostick as Mary Lyon and
Mr. Frank McGee as Abraham Lincoln. More than sixty students took part
in the presentation of this pageant.
TOM COX ELECTED CAPTAIN OF
FOOT BALL SQUAD
At a recent meetin of the veterans
of the gridiron, Tom Cox was chosen
to pilot the squad through the next
season. This Goldsboro boy has, by
his hard work, as a student, and as an
athlete, won the respect and admir
ation of the Guilford students. Every
•team that he has opposed has re
cognized him as a dangerous oppo
nent. His work in the Elon game this
year did much to make the game a
victory for Guilford.
The Department of Religious Ed
ucation is trying to get in touch
with the conditions as they actually
are throughout the Friends Meetings
in this state, hoping to use the infor
mation and experience thus gained
to make the department that much
more vaulauble to the communities
that support the college Each week
end, visits are made to one or more
communities, and ten Friends meet
ings have been visited this year, in
cluding the following places: High
Point, Greensboro, Marlboro, Spring
Garden St. Meeting, White Plains,
Westfield, Pilot Mountain, Hunting
Creek, Union Cross and Center. In
addition to these, a visit has been
made to the Yearly Meeting of
Friends, meeting at Woodlands, in
In most cases the visit has been
made at the time of the regular
Quarterly Meeting, and some time has
been secured during those meetings
to present the work of the new de
partment and to find out something
of the conditions prevailing in the
community. Professor Dann has also
made it a point to attend the open
ing exercises in the local schools.
It is interesting to report that almost
everywhere he goes he finds either
Guilford graduates and old students
teaching in the schools, or that the
teachers have relatives in the Guil
ford student body at this time.
On Thursday morning the college
students, the faculty and several vis
itors gathered in the college chapel
where a Thanksgiving service was
After singing "America," Professor
Anscombe took charge of the de
votional service, reading from the
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