21 More Days
Until Final Exams
'WONDERLAND' THEME SET FOR MAY DAY
On Memorial Hall
Now in Full Swing
The renovation of the present Me
morial Hall is in full process at the
present time. The new "Mem" Hall
will he used solely for the purpose
Of business and administration, ex
cept for one portion of it which
will he served for the Gilbert T.
Pearson Bird Collection, and the au
ditorium on the second floor.
Tile only part of the first floor
which will lie left as is will IK* the
president's present oftice. The new
business oftice will include what is
now the treasurer's office, the dean's
office, and the office of the registrar.
The office of the registrar of the
college will he situated directly be
hind file business offices and behind
the present registrar's office. What
was once part of the biology labora
tory will be the dean's office.
Across the passage from the busi
ness offices, behind I)r. Milner'.s pres
ent offices will be a reception room.
This reception room will occupy
what is now the front half of the old
chemistry classroom. The latter half
of this room will be modeled into
an office for Mr. Bradshaw's public
The northern portion of the old
chemistry lab will become another
entrance and foyer. Behind this, in
the remainder of the old biology
laboratory, will be the famous Gil
bert T. Pearson bird collection, a
collection we would all do well
Housed in the old chemistry lab
oratory will be a safe deposit vault
in which .Miss Lesley, college regis
trar, will keep her records.
The exact date of completion has
not yet been announced.
Good Time Had by
"Swing your partner" and "Prom
enade home" were two of the calls
heard in the gymnasium Saturday
night, April 22, when the Student
Christian Association sponsored a
big square dance.
Hibberd Thatcher of Guilford Col
lege community called the dances,
and Mrs. Holland officiated at the
record player, which furnished mu
sic by many outstanding hill-billy
The gymnasium had the appear
ance of a barn with bales of hay
for couples who wanted to sit out
a dance or two. A feeding trough
and a numlier of scarecrows added
to the effect.
The Guilford jail provided much
of the evening's entertainment with
George Dußose acting as sheriff and
imprisoning anyone caught break
ing the rules of the square dance.
In order to get out of jail, someone
had to put up bail for the prisoner
and dance with him for the rest of
A concession stand was presided
over by Mary Elizabeth Hamilton.
Here she sold delicious cakes and
cookies that were baked by wives
of the faculty and veterans living
on the campus.
Dr. Rondthaler Says
Yadkin Beat British
"The Yadkin Uiver is the best
friend of the new republic," said
Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler, former
president of Salem College and Bish
op of the Moravian Church, in his
speech to the Guilford College stu
dent body Friday, April 14.
The title of Dr. Itondtlialer's ad
dress was "Lord Cornwallis Meets
the Yadkin River." He described the
battle of Guilford Courthouse. He
said, for twenty days Cornwallis'
attack was repelled by the Yadkin.
During this time General Greene
recruited about 1500 men. These men
instead of fighting In "businesslike
manner" merely shot to kill anyone.
Guilfard College May Court of l!>sfl. They are, left to right, Virginia Toole, Esther Lowe, Cliizu Walanahe,
Ann Kaiford, Barbara Pearson, Marianne Victorius, ami Eleanor Corneilson. Charlotte Flanders was absent
when picture was taken.
Reviving an old tradition of pub
licly installing newly-elected mem
bers and officers of the Men's and
Women's Student Government, Guil
ford College in chapel on Monday,
April 17, installed John Sehopp and
Dorothy Riser. Retiring presidents
of both organizations individually
gave the pledge.
Highlighting the chapel program
was an address by Dr. Milner, pres
ident. Guilford's leader said that
one's college life is similar to that
which he will follow in his later
years. If one is active in college
affairs, then he will be active in
public activities in later life. You
can't draw a line between college
and your later years, lie said.
Besides both presidents, others in
stalled were: Women's Student Gov
ernment, Gene Peace, vice-president;
Sally Haire, secretary; Dot Cheek,
treasurer; Patti Simpson and Au
drey Smith, representatives of sen
ior class; Nancy Jenkins and Jane
Hoekett, representatives of junior
class; Mary Wlekersham, Z.oe Ann
Campbell, representatives of sopho
more class; and Flora Leo Edwards,
representing the day students.
Those installed into the Men's Stu
dent Government were Ix'e Stack
house. Edward Post and Bill Brown
ing, representing the senior, junior,
and sophomore classes, respectively.
Says Mr. Hitty
"The American people are the
most simple-minded people in the
world," said Mr. Hiram Ililty, Span
ish professor at Guilford College,
in his chapel speech, "On Cynicism,"
to the Guilford student body, Mon
day, April 24. Mr. Hilt.v went on
to say that we are simple-minded
because we are predisposed to trust
"In this attitude," he said, "lies
the strength of the nation. Cynicism
is a sign of aging of national spirit,"
However, there are signs of our
nation's becoming cynical. Senator
McCarthy's campaign against Com
munists In the State Deltartment
is an excellent example of cynicism.
Such a campaign violates the old
American attitude that one is inno
cent until proven guilty. Mr. Hilty
said that even in the comic strips
one can see evidence of cynicism.
He used "Daddy Warbucks," a hero
in "Little Orphan Annie," as an
example of this trend.
GUILFORD COLLEGE, N. C., APRIL 28, 1950
May Day Morning Program
To Feature Merry Men
All the inhabitants, sometimes re
ferred to as inmates, of this fair
Quaker institution will rise but not
shine before the sun on the morn
ing of May i! to observe the first part
of the annual May Day program.
This part of the program will be
sponsored by the male students of
the college. The name of the pre
siding queen has not yet been an
nounced, but it is rumored that
Peter Keegan will reign. However,
both Karl Kinehardt and Richard
Staley are biting their finger nails;
each is anticipating an invitation
to escort the queen. "The susjiense
is killing me," Richard lias been
heard to say.
The theme for this year's May
Day Sunrise Program will tie "The
Essence of Spring." Ptdling the
usual "cart" will' lie such stalwart
The annual Xorth Carolina Colle
giate Press Association opened yes
terday at Woman's College. Repre
sentatives from thirty-four colleges
were on hand to register.
Woman's College and Guilford are
hostess and host to the convention
this year, and representatives from
both the Quaker and Guilfordian
staffs are attending the convention.
On the agenda for the convention
are four continuous clinics for busi
ness managers, magazine editors,
newspaper editors, nn d yearbook edi
tors. Experts will be on hand to
give pointers on typographical lay
out, photographic layout, editorial
writing, magazine production, adver
tising soliciting, and ad design. Each
clinic will l>e climaxed with a stu
dent-led jain session designed to air
common staff and policy problems.
Feeling that the world is still
not economically up to par, a
group of economic majors un
der tbe leadership of I)r. Curt
Victorius ordered a CARE hook
parcel to be delivered to "any
The group, members of tbe
economics seminar, just recent
ly received notice that their
gift was sent to the Univer
sity of Athens.
horses as Herb I'endergraft, George
Powell, Mort Salkind, Sam Shugart,
Law ton Greshaui, and "YoYo" Yates.
Uiter on the contents of the cart
will l>e spread where it will do the
Various nefarious actors will lie
on hand to dramatize the parts that
some of the more illustrious person
alities of our fair college play in
its everyday life.
Refreshments will be served at
7:20 a.m. in Founders Reception
Room. The morning's festivities will
!>e concluded with cutting of classes,
it is rumored.
Horses Are Active Student's First
Love; Also Has Other Interests
By DAItREL PEELER
All of us know Caroline "Carrots"
I*ee, Guilford College's answer to
j>erpetual motion, but few of us real
ize how tremendously active this en
ergetic young lady really is.
A 1!H8 honor graduate of the Uni
versity of Chicago High School, (Pr
oline is presently carrying 17 hours
of academic work at Guilford, work
ing two and a half hours a day in
tbe Quaker House, and six hours
a week in Charlie's Bar. She plays
with the intramural team, "The Gus
In her spare time, Caroline builds
scale models of sailing ships, plays
tennis, rides motorcycles, and, of
course, rides horses.
This love of good horses (or any
horses, for that matter) lias gotten
her a great deal of good-natured kid
ding, but she does quite well with
her four-legged pals. She began rid
ing at the age of seven, and has
never had a serious fall. Her expert
riding pays off, too. She has taken
33 ribbons in three summers of show
ing her own horses, "Honey Boy"
and "Sandy." She recently has taken
four additional ribbons at Guilford
showing horses at local meets for
This skill is the natural outgrowth
of a childish ambition to become
a famous jockey and a keen interest,
in the breeding of show atid race
horses. In line with the latter am
bition, Caroline plans to attend the
University of lowa, where they have
plenty of horses and excellent courses
in animal husbandry and agricul
ture, her major field.
A skillful artist, Caroline Ims ren
dered much valuable service on dec
orations committee for our dances,
Miss Raiford To Be
Queen; Fesfivifies To
End With Big Dance
By MOLLIS HEISSNER
This year's May Day festival to
l>e held by the Woman's Athletic
Association on Saturday, May >,
promises to be one of the most event
ful programs of its kind in Guil
ford's history. The May Court this
year will include Ann Raiford, as
queen, and Chizu Watanabe as maid
of honor. Their attendants will be
Marianne Victorius, Charlotte Flan
ders, Esther Lowe, Eleanor Corneil
son, Ginny Toole, and Barbara Pear
son. The flower girl will be Lennie
Reynolds, and the crownbearer will
be Paul Lentz, Jr.
Plans for the occasion will center
around the traditional May Court
profession and the crowning of the
queen, lovely Ann Raiford. After
the crowning the women's physical
education classes will provide enter
"Alice in Wonderland" will be
the theme of the program. At the
queen's court we will meet several
of Alice's Wonderland companions
in an original setting of music and
dancing. Featured will be Polly
Edgerton as Alice Margery Anderson
as the March Hare, Marie Ander
son as the White Queen, Marty
Hoopes as the Red Queen, Dot De
mos and "Shinny" Wililams as Twee
die Dee and Tweedle Dum, Thelma
Clodfelter and Ann Yarrow as the
live and Seven Spades, Naomi Gor
don as the Mad 1 latter,, Anne Ison
ga as Hunipty Dumpty, and the tum
bling class as the Caterpillar; while
I lollis Heissner will dance as Alice
The May Day Dance will be lield
in the evening at H p.m. in the col
lege gymnasium, and it will continue
to portray the same Fairyland
theme. Around this idea many new
and unique decorations are being
planned. Music will be furnished
by Jimmy Perkins and his orchestra.
It. will be semi-formal, with flowers.
Tickets cost .$1.50 i>er couple and
stag. Tickets may be purchased
from any member of the W. A. A.
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milking poster.® nnd similar tjisks.
She hus Ix-en quite active in dra
matic groups, and is a hard-working
and enthusiastic uieml)er of our A
Choir Program Given
Next Tuesday Night
The A Capella Choir will sing
for Its college and community
audience in Memorial Ilall in
its annual Home Concert next
Tuesday night at 8 p. m.