Sunday, December 17
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Mr. I. Howard Chadwick, baritone, and Corporal Erlu Neeee, tenor,
who will have solo parts in the performance of "The Messiah."
Smith, Donley, Chadwick,
Neece Soloists in 'Messiah 7
Guilford Community Choir
Will Present Performance
Of Oratorio December 17
Mrs. Xorris Smith, Miss Beatrice
Donley, Erlu Neece. and I. Howard
Chadwick have been named as the solo
ists for Guilford's eighteenth perform
ance of Handel's oratorio, "The Mes
siah," which will be presented in Me
morial Hall on Sunday, December 17.
at 3 o'clock.
Mrs, Xorris Smith, who is taking
the soprano lead, was formerly from
Greensboro and sang with the choir
two years ago. She now resides in Mt.
Airy where she directs the choir of
the First Presbyterian Church.
Miss Beatrice Donley, contralto, is
a voice teacher at Meredith College
She is also a soloist at the First Pres
byterian Church in Greensboro. This
will be her first appearance at Guilford.
Corporal Erlu Neeee, a soloist at the
First Presbyterian Church in Greens
boro, sang "The Messiah" with the
Guilford choir three years ago. He
will have the tenor role.
Mr. Howard Chadwick, baritone, is
pastor of the First Moravian Church
The Guilford choir, under the direc
tion of Dr. Ezra H. F. Wels, Includes
students and residents of the commu
nity and Greensboro. The orchestra is
composed of players from Greensboro,
Burlington, Thomasville, and members
of our faculty and student body. Guil
ford presents more selections from "The
Messiah" than any other performance
in this vicinity.
"The Messiah" was composed in 24
days, and has since become Handel's
most successful and most familiar ora
King David Extends Reign
Over Founders Kitchen
David Caldwell, the chief cook iind
boltle washer in the kitchen nt Found
ers, is one of the assets of Guilford
who is not often noticed nnd rarely
appreciated. Few realize the time lie
has devoted to his work here. He lias
spent nineteen years cooking for Guil
ford students. He figures that he has
been cooking for 41 years in all in
such places as Philadelphia, Detroit,
and Canada, in hotels and cafeterias.
King David insists that he is a cook
and not a baker: there is a difference.
His specialty is roasting.
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Miss Ricks Lists New
Books Now in Library
Selections in Fields of
Fiction, Religion, History,
Literature, and Biography
The Guilford library Ims acquired
several new books in the liclds of lit
erature. fiction, history and biography.
Some of these which might be of in
terest io the students are. Walter
Chilly, Fit/htint/ ■/ II (I (/ , by Aubrey Lee
Brooks: Horn I inter Saturn, a biog
raphy of William Hazlit by Catherine
Mac Donald Mac Lean: Yttnl,ee From
OlliwiiiiK—Justice Holmes and family,
by Catherine Bowen : The li itihl ing of
■/ulna, by Masco DeLa Itoche: The liau
of sihnce, translated from Spanish by
Edunrdo Ma lea : t Haunted House unit
Other Short Stories, by Virginia Wooif:
The Wisdom of China anil India, by
Lin Yutans: The liadiant Life, by Un
fits Jones; The Fortunes of Falstaff,
by John Dover Wilson: The Miracle of
America, by Andre Maurois: The World
of Ycstcrdaii, by Stefan Zwelg: Mental
Health in College, by Clements Collar
Fry: and Searchlight on fence I'lans
by Edith Wymner.
Yankee From Olympus is a study of
the Holmes family through three gen
erations, ending with Chief Justice
Oliver Wendell Holmes who died in
1 !>•'!">. Justice Holmes is the central
figure nlid the greater part of the
biography is devoted to iiis life.
Tin ItHi hiititi of '/nlii4i is a narrative
which goes hack to the 1850's when
I*lii 1 i]> and Adeline WliiteoaU migrated
to Canada and began the building of
( 'on ti ii i/id on Pa ill Four)
| Along with every one else David has
had his troubles with rationing and
points. His worst headache conies from
trying to find fats and sugar. But a
few shortages won't stop David. He
will think of something else to add to
his mixtures and stir vigorously with
a l>ig spoon.
David was horn and brought up in
Guilford county, lie enjoys going on
sight-seeing trips through tile north but
prefers living in the south. He is
planning a trip to New York next sum
mer during his vacation. He seems
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GUILFORD COLLEGE. N. C M DECEMBER 16. 1944
Hayes Leaves for
Bolivia to Teach in
University of Sucre
Katherine Dunstan From
Greensboro College Takes
Over Spanish Classes
I)r. Francis Hayes, associate pro
fessor of modern languages at Guil
ford College, lias been granted a leave
of absence from December 1 of this
year to the end of January, 10-10, in
order to accept a teaching position
in South America.
He is to be an instructor in English
and English literature at the Univer
sity of Sucre in Bolivia. At present
he is in Washington, I>. C. Dr. Hayes
will leave by plane for Bolivia this
month and Mrs. Hayes will come later
as soon as reservations are available.
Mrs. Katherine Dunstan is taking
Dr. Hayes' place in the language de
partment for the remainder of the cur
rent academic year. Mrs. Dunstan's
husband, who is professor of modern
languages at Greensboro College, is
assisting Mrs. Dunstan in the Spanish
Business Booms at College
Co-op; Plan Improvements
The Guilford College Co-operative,
which opened for business on October
14, had made a net profit of $50.38
up to December 1. Out of a total of
103 students registered for the cur
rent semester, over 80 students and
several faculty members own one or
more shares. The total capital of the
enterprise is $07.00.
Everyone on the campus is eligible
to buy a share in the co-op. It
is operated on a non-profit basis and
strives to give service to its members
by the system of collective ownership
instead of individual ownership, in a
corporation where people often have
Donald Werntz is the newly-elected
store manager. Clerks are volunteer
workers and receive no pay tor their
With the exception of textbooks the
college store lias sold out to the co-op.
Since its opening, improvements have
been made on the premises.
Scout Troops Present
Christmas Play Dec. 17
A Christmas program will be pre
sented by two Girl Scout troops, the
Boy Scouts, and the Brownie troop
of Guilford College, in New Garden
-Meeting House on Sunday night, De
cember 17. 1044, at 7:30.
The play is called "Forever Christ
mas," and is divided into four parts.
The first is "The Preparation," com
prising Christmas customs and decora
tions. The second part is a presenta
tion of "The Night Before Christmas"
and "Why the Chimes Rang." The
third section is "The Great Day," with
readings from MIH. Mhiirer: and the
fourth, "Forever Christmas," is a tab
leau of tile Christmas scene.
Gilbert Attends Meeting
On December 7. Miss Dorothy Gil
bert attended the convention of the
North Carolina State Literary and His
torical Society which was held in Ra
leigh from Decemlier 7 to December 8.
At the conference, tiie Mayflower
cup was awarded to Adelaide Fries
for her hi ok The Road to Carolina, a
current seller about early North Caro
Are You a Bird!
Come Christmas Caroline Wed
nesday night from 7:30 to 10:M>.
Wear warm clothes and practice
singing before you go. All are in
vited to Beittels' afterwards for a
few more carols.
Ashcraft and Siler
Make All A's But One
Twelve Students Make
All A's and B's; Thirty
Pass Less than Nine Hours
According to the report on quarter
grades recently released by Miss Era
Lasley, registrar, only two students
made nil "A's" but one, Virginia Ash
craft and (Jrace Siler. Twelve stu
dents made all "A's" and "B's": Jennie
Cannon, Agnes Dewees, Pauline Fuller,
John Ilaworth, Margery Huber, Mary
Ellen Jordan, Virginia Ruth Jordan,
Helen Lewis, Martha McEellan, Mary
Joyce Martin, Helen Stabler, and Ray
Wood. Florence Fogelson was the
only student to make an all "B"
Thirty students passed less than nine
hours with a grade of "C" average;
eleven students passed less than nine
hours: and two passed only one sub
In comparison with last year's
grades at tins time, this is a slightly
Bird Club Elects Officers;
Plans Future Programs
Tiie first meeting of the T. Gilbert
Pearson Bird club was held November
20, in the hut on the college campus
and membership and program commit
tees were appointed for the year. Plans
were also made for the club's activi
The officers which were elected are:
President, Elizabeth Hare; vice-presi
dent. J. Gurney Gilbert; and secretary
treasurer, Marjorie Pickett.
The appointments to the member
ship committee were Elizabeth Dietz,
chairman, Dr. Algie Newlin and Mary
The program committee consisting of
Miss Dorothy I.loyd Gilbert, chairman,
Doris I.oesges, Ray Wood, and Dr. Eva
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Ralph Caskey Follows His
Musical Interest Through Life
Ralph Cnskey, n familiar figure to
many of Greensboro's citizens, is a
former student >f Guilford College,
graduating iu the class of J938.
Mr. Caske.v attended grade and high
school at the State School for the
Itlind at Haleigh, N. C., and while
there he learned the piano tuning and
repair trade which he practices today,
lie entered Eion College as a fresh
man in l'.t.'M, hut transferred to Guil
ford in his junior year.
Ilere lie majored in music and gave
his senior recital in violin. lie was
very active in campus activities,
mainly those connected with music.
He was a member of the choir, the
chorus and the chamber orchestra. lie
made two trips with the a cappella
choir, one to Florida and the other to
New Jersey. Music is still a major
Interest in his life. He sings with the
community chorus every year and can
truthfully say that he knows his part
of the Mtxxitilt from memory.
(Continued on I'ni/c Four)
Thursday, December 21
Campaign Nets Half
Of Goal Set for July
Scheduled for 15 Areas
In N. C. and Other States
The Guilford College campaign for
campus improvement is progressing
rapidly toward the goal of .$350,000
which is to lie met by July 1, 1945.
The half-way mark has been reached,
according to Mr. J. Douglas Foster,
head of the promotional committee.
The funds received Ihus far have
5 been special gifts given by prominent
- citizens of North Carolina and others
" interested in the college. The func
tions of the special gifts committee,
| under the chairmanship of Kerens C.
, English, are preliminary to the work
• of the general organizational commit
,• tee under the co-chairmanship of Ed
> win I'. Brown and J. Otis Burke.
• The alumni journal which went to
press this week will publish the names
, of 100 people who have bought shares
, of $750, S3OO, and SIOO in Guilford
There are fifteen alumni centers
where organization meetings are sched
uled to be held. High Point, Ashe
lioro. and Winston-Salem are the first
of these districts to organize for the
Byron A. 1-laworth and Joseph J.
Cox, Jr., are co-chairmen of the Iligli
I'oint section which will have its first
meeting on January 15. Chairman W.
J. Armfield, Jr., and Co-chairman T.
Fletcher Bulla and A. Idyl Ferree
head the Asheboro area which is sched
uled have its meeting on January 17.
Charles Frank Benbow of Winston-
Salem and Itoy C. Mitchell of Mt.
Airy, are co-chairmen of the Winston-
Salem area which is to meet Jan
: uary 10.
Several students have said that they
would ask their parents to contribute
to the campaign while home for the
. Christmas holidays. The organization
of the students will not begin until
• later in the academic year.
Contributions have come from sources
• near and far. A subscription came
t this week from India from Captain
Gwen McAllister of the WAC, class
Former Students Make
Recent Visits to Campus
Several of our former students and
alumni have been' back to visit the
caminis recently. Among these were:
Mildred Ragan, Rosemary Xunn Rai
ford, Molly Smith, Ruth Knier, Vir
ginia I'ope Smith, Rette Jane Thomp
son, Rill Ryatt, Jane Trice, and I'egg.v
Molly Smith transferred to Carolina
and is in the junior class there. Ituthie
Knier expects to enter the WAVES
on December lis and will go to Hunter
College, X. Y„ for her training. iinny
Smith is planning to start a nursing
career sometime soon and is visiting
1 various hospitals in which she is in
"Pettijolin" is working as a model
1 in New York City for Harry Conover.
She models Jamieson Classic clothes
for buyers. Rill Ryatt is training as
a paratrooper at Camp Mackall, X. ('.