Letters ard Stars
Awarded To Fif
teen Football Men
At a meeting of the coach, Foot
hall captain, and manager, who by
the constitution of the athletic asso
ciation, are given power to award the
the requirements had been by 'he
the requirements had been met by the
following men; Lindley Tremain, B.
L. White, Everett Mcßane, H. G. Mc-
Bane, Vlyde Shore, Chas. Robinson,
Robert Hay worth, will each receive
a letter. Stars will be awarded to the
following; Rawleigh Tremain, Clar
ence Stout, Bascom Shore, Herman
Raiford, Curtis Newlin, Tom Cox,
I. Newlin, Murray White.
Credit should he given to the fol
lowing men who played in every
minute of the scheduled games.
Lindley Tremain, Bascom Shore,
Clyde Shore, Everett Mcßane and
Honorable mention goes to Lyn
don Williams and Spot Taylor who
played in one varsity game.
SHORT COURSE FOR SUNDAY
SCHOOL TEACHERS AND
The College has just issued a aw
bulletin announcing a short course
of instruction that will be of special
interest to ministers, Sunday School
workers and teachers. Realizing the
interdependence of the college the
Yearly Meeting, and realizing also
that many of our members cannot
spend months in study and fellow
ship at the college, the faculty of
the college is offereing a six weeks'
course between the fourth of Jan
uary and the tenth of February. The
courses as outlined in the bulletin
will include different phases of Bi
ble study, Sunday School problems,
history of Quakerism, missions, a
short course on science and relig
ion, farm management, Home econ
omies, practical bookkeeping, educa
tion, public speaking, reading, dis
cussion, games and story telling,
Such a course will afford an op
porutnity for persons over the Stale
to visit Guilford and enjoy some
thing of its life and opportunities
and at the same time profit by a
season of helpful study and inspir
ation. It will also afford an op
portunity for college student? to
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show the spirit of Guilford, and
help to make the special students
feel at home and as much a part of
the student body as possible so
that this new course will be espec
ially pleasant and profitable.
MR. L. P. BAILEY TALKS ABOUT
During the past week Mr. L. P.
Bailey, head of the State Dairy As
sociation of Ohio, made a short visit
at Guilford. Mr. Bailey is in North
Carolina to conduct Confereuca on
dairying. While at Guilford, Mr.
Bailey talked to the students and
community people, emphasizing the
attraction of the farm, and discuss
ing dairy problems.
The opening remarks of Mr. Bai
ley's talk Friday evening was of a
humerous nature, giving many pic
tures of the pleasant life on the
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GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., DECEMBER 15, 1920
Miss Ruth Reynolds '23 Winning Orator
in Thirteenth Annual Contest
The first oratorical contest of the
13th Annual school year, and the
13th annual contest of the Philoma
thean Literary Society, was given
in Memo' ial Hall Saturday evening,
The variety of subjects and the
relation ' hich they bore to the im
portant problems and conditions of
the present day, kept the interest of
the Audience aroused throughout the
entire program. The excellent man
ner in which the speakers delivered
the orations reflects much credit
upon the society as a working organ
The winning oration, an indict
ment against the present school sys
tem of North Carolina, and a plea
for an equal chance for all children,
proved to be of special interest.
The principles upon which a con
fused nation must rely for safety;
a fitting tribute for Dr. Anna How
ard Shaw, whose struggles brought
triumph to a great cause; an appeal
for the protection of the Southern
farmer, by means of an adequate tar
iff; the advantages of the small col
lege over the universities, and the
dramatic : wry of Poland's struggle
for existence, completes the sub
stance of the other orators which
were forcefully delivered.
The musical numbers were well
rendered and added much to the ex
cellency of the program.
I. Music —Second Mazurka—God
11. The Healing of the Nations—
Mary Ellen Griffin.
111. The Plea of the Southern
IV. A Pioneer—Elizabeth Yates.
V. Music, —"Fountain."—Bahm—
VI. The value of the small College
VII. All the Children of all the
VIII. The Red Menance in Poland
IX. Vocal Solo—Clara Henley.
The judges for the contest were
Kirby Bowen, Mary Petty and Mrs.
C. O. Merideth. Mr. Bowen, after
a few remarks, delivered the prize,
a handsome set of hooks to Miss
Y. W. C. A. HUT TO BE ERECTED
On Thursday evening, Dec. 2., the
Young Women's Christian Associa
tion held a very interesting and
helpful business meeting.
It was the object of this meet
ing to get at the bottom of some
of the lack of interest which has
at times been shown both in Sunday
School and prayermeeitngs. Many
of the girls expressed their apprecia
tion of the privilege of belonging to
such an organization as the Y. W.
C. A. Thus a new interest was awak
ened which, it is hoped, will bear
much fruit. Plans were discussed
also, at this meeting which, when
materialized will mean a "Y" Hut
for the Guilford Y. W. C. A.
Basket Ball Schedule
Class Games and Fa ult}-Senior Games
Since the close of the foot ball
season Coach Doak has been givi lg
his attention to basket ball. More
than twenty men are battling for
positions on the Varsity team. c ix
members of the last years squ d . re
available for the nucleus of this
Zachary and J. G. Frazier are
back at forward. J. C. Newlin is
at center. Tom Cox, Raiford, and
Grady Mcßane are trying for the
guards positions. These men have all
been given thorough tests in former
seasons, and can be relied upon.
Of the new men, Wall, Frazier,
Mackie and Lindley are showing up
best. "Babe" Shore is putting his
height in the game at center.
Just after the Christmas holidays a
series of class games will be played.
A desperate battle is expected soon
between the faculty team and the
senior class team.
Although Manager Cox has not
completed his schedule, he is plan
ning a trip into Virginia in addition
to the following games that have
already been scheduled:
January 12th —Durham Y. M. C.
A. at Guilford.
January 15th—Winston Y. M. C.
A. at Guilford.
January 22nd —Winston Y. M. A.
January 23rd. —N. C. State at
January 28th—Davidson at Da
January 29th —Charlotte Y. M. C.
A. at Charlotte.
February 4th —Wake Forest at
February sth—Lenoir at Guilford.
February 9th—Wilson Y. M. C. A.
at Wilson (pending).
February 10th—Wake Forest at
February llth.—N. C. State at
February 12th —Durham Y. M.
C. A. at Durham.
February 22nd—Elon at Elon.
February 26th—Elon at Guilford.
I'LANS OF THE PEACE
The Peace Oratorical Contest this
year will be scheduled shortly be
fore the state contest allowing our
best orator to compete for state hon
It seems advisable to require the
submital of subject and a brief of
oration to the Board before the 12th
of January. This will give a con
testant priority on a subject and
stimulate the early organization of
each oration. A limitation of 1500
words will be placed on the oration.
As each literary society has a rep
resentative on the board, further ad
vice as regards the contest may be
obtained from them.
It might also be noted that the
Peace Association of American
Friends has $25.00 for the success
ful contestant which should make
the contest doubly interesting.
"Whenever you're angry
Pretend you're a bird,
And sing just a little
But don't say a word."
—From Normal Instructor.
Our Educational Crisis
Eiucition Week Observed at Guilford
President Bin ford and ProfessorL
White Reveal Conditions in
Last week two chapel periods
were devoted to talks on the present
educational situation. These talks
were given by President Binford and
Professor L. L. White.
On Monday morning, President
Binford emphasized the importance
of would-be teachers preparing for
the profession. More and better
trained teachers are needed. Last
year in the United States there were
18,000 schools without teachers,
45,000 schools with temporary or
makeshift teachers; and 300,000
teachers, who did not have the min
imum requirements for a state cer
The depletion of teachers has
brought on a national crisis. The
lack of preparation is appalling. At
the present time, four-fifths of the
teachers have not the minimum train
ing for their work. One reason for
this is that teaching is not looked
upon as a profession, but only as a
stepping stone to some other work.
Many of the teachers stay in this
profession only two years. They
cannot learn much about the needs
of students in that length of time,
nor the problems and methods of
school-room work. In fact many
teachers are not interested.
The educational system certainly
is inadequate. The military exami
nation showed a great per cent of
ill itracy in our country. There is a
new demand for a pracical educa
tion. Democracy waits upon edu
On Wednesday morning Professor
White brought out the need for bet
ter educational facilities in North
Carolina. The outstanding features
of inadequate education are the same
over the United States, but is inten
sified in our own state. Many of
the teachers are leaving the school
room each year. Last year six per
cent of the schools in North Carolina
were closed because of a lack of
teachers, and for the same reason
103 schools have not opened their
doors this year. Two thousand
teachers are dropping out of the
school room annually while the col
leges are turning out only two hun
dred teachers annually. This shows
that a large per cent of the teachers
are inadequately prepared.
Of the 12,500 white teachers last
year, 3,500 held second grade cer
tificates and some of this number
had completed onlv the sixth grade.
Many received only temporary cer
tificates or a permit to teach. At the
beginning of the present school year
4,000 teachers held elementary cer
tificates, while only 1200 had pro
The findings recorded in the re
port of the educational commission
are far from complimentary. One
statement reads, "Our elementary
schools are the nurses of illiteracy."
Something is radically wrong some
where, for one third of the school
children are in the first grade. Chil
dren are found in the first grade
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