FROM MAY 29 TO JUNE 1
Dean Clyde A. Milner Gave
ALUMNI BANQUET MON
Mrs. Franklin, Dean at Boston
University Spoke to the
From Friday afternoon, May 29,
when the President's Reception to
the Senior Class was held, to Mon
day afternoon, June 1, at the meet
ing of the Board of Trustees and
the Advisory Committee, the cam
pus was a scene of many activities
as the ninety-fourth commencement
was in progress. Plans had been
made to make this an occasion
worthy of the notable achievements
of a successful year. Prominent
speakers, two of them members of
the class of 'O7, Eugene Coltrane,
Superintendent of Schools, Salisbury,
and J. Wilson Hobbs, Dean of the
Liberal Arts College, University of
North Carolina, were obtained to de
liver the various addresses.
From 4:30 to 6:30 P. M. Friday,
the reception to the Senior Class was
held at the President's home. Satur
day afternoon at 4:00 the Senior
play, "Six Who Pass While the Len
tils Boil," a one-act comedy, was
given in Memorial Hall. Complet
ing the program for Saturday was
the home concert of the College
Choir. This organization will cli
max a most successful season and the
last appearance will be in keeping
with its notable accomplishments.
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock the
Baccalaureate Sermon by Clyde A.
Milner, Dean of Men, was delivered
in the New Garden Meeting House.
The Vesper Service of the Chris
tian Associations was held in front
of the Library at 6 p. m. with an ad
dress by Eugene J. Coletrane. Fol
lowing this was one of the most in
teresting and attractive feature of
the program—a moving picture of
student life and activities filmed by
Byron Haworth, '2B, was shown.
This picture gave the students an
excellent chance "to see ourselves
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Senior Play Given
The senior class presented their an
nual play "Six Who Pass While the
Lentils Boil" Saturday evening,
May 30, at four o'clock.
The opening prologue by Esther
Lindley prepared the audience for
the opening scene.
The Queen, Laura Conrad, had
stepped on the ringed toe of the
King's Aunt at a dance and came to
the kitchen of a boy played by
Isabella Jinette who was boiling len
tiles where the scene was laid. He
hid her in a bedroom and delayed
the headsman, Bunyan Andrews, until
the four clock's chime which set
the Queen free. The boy is taken to
the royal palace and crowned for his
bravery. Other characters coming to
the beheading were the mime, Wel
don Reece; milkmaid, Grace Rans
dell; ballad-singer, Glenn Robert
son; blind man, Howard Cannon; de
vice bearer, Esther Lindley; and
"You" in the audience, Leona Guthrie.
The costuming of this fantasy and
the acting made this quite successful.
Seniors Invade Cherry
Trees By the Wayside
Senior dignity perched in the top
of cherry trees was the cause of all
the excitement down in Miss Laura
Worth's yard Saturday afternoon
from 4 to 5 o'clock. It was the unani
mous vote of the class this was one
of the most delightful parties of the
Cherries won't make you sick!
Neither will they interfere with
one's singing ability
Among those who enjoyed the
"fruitful perch" were Leona Guthrie,
Edna Wafford, Katie Stucky, Esther
Lindley, Grace Ransdell, Ida Belle
Clinard, Isabella Jinnette, Jim Har
per, Glenn Robinson, Ernest Scar
boro, Ivan Jackson and Bill Alley.
COMMENCEMENT ISSUE OF
COMMENCE SPEAKERS FOR NINETY-FOURTH EXERCISE
Mrs. Lucy Jenkins Franklin, Boston; Dr. J. Wilson Hobbs, U. N. C.; Dean Milner, Guilford; and Prof. Eugene
For Next Year
Educational Profession, Furth
er Study, and Business
SENIOR CLASS OF 38
Now "Where, Oh where are the
stately Seniors," but where, oh where
will they be ? This will be of interest
to the friends and well wishers of the
Guilford Senior Class of '3l.
The educational profession is tak
ing the greatest toll from the class.
Several are planning to enter the va
rious fields of the educational world.
Some will fill a principal's chair,
while others will be teachers and
coaches. Those entering this field are:
Argyle Elliot, Katie Stuckey, Mary
Reynolds, Edna Wofford, George
Fulk, Leona Guthrie, Ida Bell Cli
nard, Esther Lindley, Merlie Size
more, Verna Andrews, Isabelle Jin
nette, Esther Hollowed, Mattie Mc-
Canless, Ollie Mcßane, Tom Cheek,
Allen Stafford, Glen Robertson, Ivan
Jackson, and Weldon Reece.
The business word calls John Phil
lips, Granville Alley, and Ottis Bar
row. George Allen will aid in direct
ing government affairs. William Al
ley will help the world prepare for a
rainy day. He is going to sell insur
ance. Louise Melville claims for her
future work the line of industrial
John Lippincott will continue his
study of law at the University of
Lewis Rosenfelt aspires for liter
James Harper is to study journal
ism at the University of North Car
Bunyan Andrew and Paul Tew will
be at Harverford the coming year,
having been honored with a scholar
Those planning to continue schol
astic pursuit are Marshall Barney
and Grace Ransdell. Miss Ransdell
will take a librarian course at the
University of N. C.
Immediately after graduation How
ard Cannon will leave for an extend
ed visit to California. Lured by the
spirit of adventure Irvin Davis will
sail for Europe on board a cattle lin
To date no official data has been
received concerning matrimony, but
we feel sure that this class is no ex
ception and is not immune to the
wiles of Dan Cupid.
Elbert Newlin, who is to enter the
ministry, will probably be able to
help his class mates in this line.
New Garden Senior Girls
Entertain Guests For Dinner
The senior girls of New Garden
Hall had the boys over to dinner on
Sunday, May 17.
This is an annual event and both
boys and girls look forward to it with
Those present were Paul Tew, Har
ry Wellons, Marshall Budd, Irvin
Davis and Allan White.
Dorothy Wolff gave a towel
shower Saturday evening honoring
her sister, Miss Julia Wolff, rbide
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., JUNE 1, 1931
SENIORS ENTERTAINED AT
Members of Senior Class And
Faculty In Receiving
Dr. and Mrs. Binford entertained
the Senior class at a reception on
Friday afternoon, May 29, from four
thirty to six o'clock.
About three hundred guests from
the community and alumni were
peresented to the receiving line of
faculty and members of the senior
class on the lawn.
Mary Margaret and Freddie Bin
ford assisted by their small friends
served an orange ice course and
cakes to the guests.
About forty-five seniors and facul
ty members found partners for din
ner by sliced wise cracks.
At six o'clock dinner was served on
the lawn by Miss Bruce's home eco
nomics class consisting of Sophia
Cathey, Dorothy Whitfield, Mary E.
Camp, Phyllis Scott, and Evelyn
Outside guests were Mrs. Elbert
Newlin and Lucy Finch.
In Junior Recital
Presentation by Music Major
Gives Eligibility For
On Wednesday evening, May 20,
Miss Josephine Kimrey presented her
Junior Piano Recital. All music ma
jors are required to give such a re
cital both their junior and senior
years. Miss Kimrey also gave her
recital as her junior talk for honor
All of Miss Kimrey's selections
were played exceptionally well. Her
rare talent and her ease and poise at
the piano mark her as a real mu
Miss Jewel Conrad, whose lovely
voice charmed so many audiences
when the A Capella Choir made its
northern trip assisted in the recitad.
Miss Kimrey's title number was
"Fantasia and Sonata No. 18" by Mo
zart. The vocal numbers: "The Last
Rose of Summer," Flotow; "Ave
Maria," Bach-Gounod; and "My
Heart Ever Faithful," Bach, showed
Miss Conrad's unusual talent.
"Magic Fire (Die Malkure)" by
Wagner, was beautifully done. The
second number of this group was
"The Cause," by Paganini-Liszt.
Miss Kimrey was assisted in the last
number, "Capriccio Brilliant Op. 22,"
Mendelssohn, by Miss Gail Wilbur,
who played at the second piano.
NEW KIND OF EXAMINATION
The Children's Literature Class en
joyed their semester examination by
taking tea at Mrs. Milner's home on
Friday afternoon, May 22.
Dean Milner gave a talk on the
reading and interpretation of poetry,
reading Psalms to illustrate.
Refreshments of tea with cakes and
sandwiches were served.
Breaks In Movies
Campus Life Filmed For
HAYWORTH '2B IS LEADER
Byron Hayworth '2B, who was stu
dent director of educational publicity
during his college career, has been se
lected to carry on this work on an ex
tensive scale during the summer
months. He has already resumed this
duty in a rather novel type of adver
tising for Guilford, that of filming
campus life and activities. About 450
feet of film has been made showing
four different divisions of college
life; the campus and buildings, class
room and library activities, athletics,
and some of the student leaders in
the field in which they excel.
The entire student body attended
the initial showing; of these pictures
which was given last Monday even
ing, and everyone was delighted with
A publicity program of this type
was undertaken to inform alumnae of
the progress of their Alma Mater,
and as an added attraction for pros
pective students. The enthusiasm of
its reception indicate a successful
summer in the publicity program of
Gives Chapel Talk
Einstein's Relativity Theory
Presented By Major
Wilbert Braxton, one of the Junior
honor students from the physics de
partment, discussed "Einstein's The
ory of Relativity," on Wednesday,
Beginning with his early life, Mr.
Braxton told how Einstein, finding
himself a Jew in Germany, was very
timid and morose. He found school
burdensome, but loved music and the
mathematics taught him by his uncle.
At fifteen he went to Switzerland
and taught physics and mathematics
in the university.
While working in the patent office
in Berne, he developed his mathemat
ical principles that have made him fa
mous. His theory of relativity was
published in Berlin, later.
In 1914 he applied three tests
which can be worked out although
not fully understood. First, ex
plaining the discrepancy in the orbit
of Mercury; second, that the light
passing from the sun to the earth
should be attracted and bend; third,
dark lines in the spectrum of the sun
shifting in small degrees.
Although the theory he has worked
out gives very radical ideas, such as
objects cannot be described with the
fourth dimension, time added to
length, width and breadth—we are
beginning to accept them.
On Sunday morning, May 24, the
new members of the Student Govern
ment Associations entertained the
Strawberries with thick cream,
bacon, rolls and coffee were served
to the hungry group.
CLYDE MILNER DELIVERS
Development of Christian Love
To Save Civilization From
GUILFORD COLLEGE DEAN
Clyde A. Milner, dean of Guilford
College and the choice of the Senior
class to give the baccalaureate ser
mon, told the graduating students
and others gathered in the New Gar
den meeting house Sunday morning
for the regular meeting for worship,
that civilization must be saved from
the dangers of mechanical develop
ment by the Christian concept of
love, which Dean Milner believes is
the irrestable spiritual force of the
In an era that is characterized by
its dependence upon formulated plans
and programs, a rediscovery of the
energizing power of faith is essential
for progress, the speaker said. Un
derstanding should be accompanied
by the active spirit of sympathy. Ser
vice, which has become a technique,
must be vitalized by the spirit of
Dean Milner took his text from
Ephesians, "So that you may be filled
with the very fulness of God."
Miss Flo Osborne
To Wed Dr.Loftin
Engagement Announced at
Party Given by Mrs. An
drews and Miss Lasley
The announcement of the engage
ment of Miss Flo Osborne and Dr.
Wm. M. Lofton, Jr., of the Guilford
College faculty was made at a party
on Tuesday at Men's Center.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Mrs. Bettie Osborne, of Asheboi'o,
N. C. For the past three years she
has been secretary to President
Dr. Lofton is a native of Missis
sippi. He has a Ph.D. from the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and for
several years has been head of the
department of chemistry at Guilford
Mrs. B. M. B. Andrews and Miss
Era Lasley were joint hostesses at
the occasion for announcing the com
ing marriage. For the occasion Men's
Center was decorated with spring
flowers carrying out a color scheme
of pink, white and green.
"The cat was let out of the bag."
Early in the afternoon. Fritz, a white
Persian cat, revealed the secret by a
minature bride and groom labeled
"Flo" and "Doc."
The hostesses, assisted by Misses
Argyle Elliott and Leona Guthrie,
members of the senior class, served
delightful refreshments consisting of
ice cream, cake, nuts, and mints, the
color scheme of pink, green and white
being used in the refreshments also.
Those present were Mesdames An
derson, Raymond Binford, Elwood C.
Perisho, Samuel L. Haworth, Duane
McCracken, Philip W. Furnas, Emil
G. Purdom, Max Noah, Clyde A. Mil
ner, Emil R. Levering, Edgar T. Hole,
Misses Katharine C. Ricks, Elizabeth
Bruce, Eva G. Campbell, Edna C.
Haviland, Gail Wilbur, Laura Worth
and Lina Worth of Guilford College;
Mrs. Elizabeth O. Meinung of Win
ston-Salem; Mrs. Walter Stowe, of
Asheboro, Mrs. R. S. Stephenson,
Mrs. Roxie Simpson, and Miss Lottie
Wimbish of Greensboro.
COURSE IN DRAMATICS
A new course in expression,
made up of three parts, is being
offered next year by Mrs. Max
Noah to those interested in dra
Vocal interpretation of litera
ture is sought, in view of helping
the students gain an appreciation
of literature, and for individual
development; stage-craft is then
taken up—the lighting effects,
rurtains, staging effects, costum
ing and make-up are to be studied
with the building of miniature
stage-sets; and the staging and
directing of one act plays will
complete the work.
Those desiring further informa
tion concerning this course should
see Mrs. Noah at once.
ELEANOR GRACE BANGS
IS ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Former Secretary To Officiate
As Head During
S. DAVIS CHOSEN SEC
At a call meeting of the Student's
Affairs Board held Friday, May 15,
Eleanor Bangs of Deep River, Conn.,
was elected president for the coming
Other officers elected at this time
were Alan White, vice-president, and
Sara Davis, secretary-treasurer.
Miss Bangs has served for the past
year as secretary-treasurer of the
Board, and knows well the many
functions of the organization. This
office is one of the highest honors
that one may receive at Guilford,
and it is of special significance that
this position should be held by a girl;
Miss Bangs being the first to attain
it since the organization of the
Under the direction of George
Allen, the retiring president, the
Student's Affairs Board has handled
all monetary matters during the past
year with such success that it has
established itself as one of the most
indespensible of the student organ
izations. Others of the retiring offi
cers were Miss Dorothy Wolff, vice
president, and Miss Bangs, secretary.
The Budget of the Student's Af
fairs Board has been changed some
what for the coming year. Several
organizations have been dropped, and
three new ones have been added. The
Men's and Women's Student Councils
and the Dramatic Council are the
newly added groups now under the
budget. All money coming from the
student fees is handled through this
budget and is in the hands of the
board's offices so it is that these
newly elected people hold three of the
campus* most important positions.
First Graduating Class Com
posed of Eight
5 MEMBERS LIVING NOW
Some forty years ago there were
eight students who received degrees
which were the first to be presented
by Guilford College. Of these eight,
five are still living. But today there
are thirty-eight candidates for de
grees. T'hose receiving the degree of
bachelor of arts are: William Hale
Alley, Bunyan Hadley Andrew, Mar
shall Hobart Barney, Thomas Jackson
Cheek, Ida Belle Clinard, Irvin Nich
olson Davis, Argyle Elizabeth Elliott,
Georgia Savannah Fulk, James Madi
son Harper, Mary Esther Hollowell,
Cirus Ivan Jackson, Esther Annie
Lindley, John P. Lippincott, Mattie
Enola McCanless, Elbert D. Newlin,
John Morton Phillips, Willie Grace
Ransdell, Lewis Rosenfelt, Ernest
Marshall Scarboro, Allen Hale Staf
ford, Katie Pearl Stuckey, Paul Doug
las Tew and Edna Louise Wafford.
The candidates for the degree of
bachelor of science are George Clay
ton Allen, James Granville Alley, Ot
tis Poe Barrow, Howard Lee Cannon,
Annie Laura Conrad, Leona Mae
Guthrie, Gertrude Ina Hinshaw, Lou
ise Melville, Weldon Edgar Reece,
Mary Alice Reynolds, Glenn Marion
Robertson, Merlie Hazel Sizemore
and Ollie Victoria Mcßane.
On Thursday night, May 21, Mr.
and Mrs. Furnas most delightfully
entertained the Senior Class at a
The guests arrived at 8 o'clock and
were met by Mr. and Mrs. Furnas,
Dr. and Mrs. Binford, and Mrs.
Andrews, who composed the receiving
After an enjoyable evening of
game and general gaiety, delicious
refreshments of ice cream, cake, and
salted peanuts were served.
The Seniors declared it to be one
of the most enjoyable affairs of the