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Comes To Guilford
The Pi Theta Chapter of the
Alpha Psi Omega Honor Dramat
ics Society was recently organ
ized at Guilford College. The pur
pose of the society is to recognize
students who have made an out
standing contribution in drama and
to set a high standard of achieve
ment for theatrical productions.
The members of the Phi Theta
Chapter are Pat Larracey, presi
dent; Carolyn Gooden, secretary;
Bob Sharpless, vice president and
treasurer; Harly Mimura, Karen
Baldwin, John Lindsay, Jerome
Feinburg and Joel Ostroff. Each
has reached a prescribed goal in
their respective field.
Founded in 1925 this national
drama fraternity is the largest rec
ognized society in any department
field. The 370 institutions at which
is is represented are all fullv-ac
credited institutions. An increased
interest in college drama has par
alleled the growth of the educa
tional theatre, "spreading foot
lights across America." Expanded
drama departments and the evo
lution of the arena stage are two
positive results of their dynamic
growth. The arena stage requires
neither an auditorium nor a formal
stage. Not having a stage is no
longer ample reason for not pre
senting live theater. Upon receiv
ing a degree, Alpha Psi Omega
members have several alternatives
as a result of their solid background
in dramatics. If denied work in
professional acting they may join
the ranks of educational theatre as
directors, teachers, and technicians
of the dramatic arts.
The "Playbill," published by the
fraternity, diffuses the dated devel
opments of the educational thea
tre. Alpha Psi Omega sponsored
the formation of the National Thes
pian Society for high schools with
its own publication, "Dramatics
Published by the Students of the South's Only Quaker College
It is not too late for college sen
iors to apply for the Peace Corps
and enter training this summer,
say Peace Corps officials.
Many seniors are writing the
Peace Corps in Washington as to
whether or not there is still time
to get into a Peace Corps training
program this summer.
The answer is that applications
filed as late as June first could still
be processed in time for entrance
into one of the training programs
beginning in middle and late sum
mer. However, the sooner the bet
ter say Peace Corps officials, to
allow for better planning on the
part of both the Peace Corps and
In addition to turning in a com
pleted questionnaire, an applicant
must take the Peace Corps Place
ment Test. These aptitude tests
will be administered nation-wide
at post offices in principal cities
throughout the United States on
March 14, April 11 and May 9.
The same test is to be given on
many college campuses on a cer
tain day between April 19-30. In
terested seniors should inquire of
their college Peace Corps Liaison.
Peace Corps information teams
from Washington will still be vis
iting many more colleges and uni
versities this spring and will be
administering the Placement Test
on campus. Peace Corps officials
emphasize that this is a non-com
petitive test, with no passing or
This summer the Peace Corps
hopes to train as many as 6,000
men and women at approximately
55 colleges and universities through
out the country. College seniors,
available in June, have a much
better chance than the average ap
plicant to enter one of these train
ing projects if they apply now.
state Peace Corps officials.
GREENSBORO, N. C., APRIL 17,1964
Bowl Team Wins
The Guilford College Bowl team
won a smashing victory in the first
match of the NSGA semi-finals this
week. The Guilford team defeated
the Lenoir Rhyne students by a
score of 390 to 210 in a match play
ed at Lenoir Rhyne. Betty Pugh,
coordinator for the Lenoir Rhyne
team, admits "This is the worst we
have ever been beaten."
Lenoir Rhyne will meet Guilford
again on Thursday, April 23, for
the second of the two matches.
The scores for each team are add
ed together to determine the win
ner of the semi-finals.
Guilford's team has consistently
beaten all challengers this vear,
starting with High Point College
and defeating Elon last month.
The members of the team that
played at Lenoir Rhyne this week
are Gordon Compton, Rusty Ed
monston, Bill Frysinger and Ted
Key Club Meeting
On Friday, April third, the 19th
Annual District Convention of Key
Club International met here to be
gin a series of meetings concern
ing its challenge for this year, "To
Render Dedicated Service." The
keynote speech on this topic was
delivered by Larry Richter, of
Charleston, S. C., an international
trustee of Key Club International.
On Saturday morning, Mr. Bat
ten, Governor of Kiwanis Inter
national, delivered his address to
the group. Later in the day, Mr.
Eugene Schreiber of the Peace
Corps gave the featured address
of the Convention. Following this,
the House of Delegates elected
these officers: Governor, Bobby
King of Fayetteville; Secretary,
Henry Perry of Greensboro; Treas
urer, Barry Foran of Columbia,
S. C.; and Editor of the "Blue
print," Alston Gore.
After the Governor's Banquet, at
which Steve Saunders, New York
Governor of Key Club Internation
al, and John Morris spoke and the
district officers were installed, they
all went to see "Holiday on Ice,"
with which the convention ended.
Drifters Smashing Success
The Guilford campus was trans
formed this past Saturday night by
one of the liveliest and most en
joyable dances we have seen for
years. The perpetrators of this
marvelous transformation were the
famous singing group, "The Drif
ters." Backed up by the "Swinging
Five," the Drifters entertained a
crowd of about five hundred peo
ple in the Founders' Dining Hall.
The Drifters arrived on the Guil
ford campus Saturday afternoon.
All baseball fans, they "really got
a thrill" as they watched the Quak
er baseball team sweep a double
header. They had dinner with the
students at the cafeteria, pronoun
ced the food very good, and were
seen to go back for seconds. After
dinner they visited New Men's
Dorm and talked with many of the
Things started out slowly at the
dance, but soon the Swinging Five
came out with a couple of colorful
instrumentals, and from then on
the tempo steadily increased. By
the time the Drifters were ready
to appear, crowds of eager stu
dents had to be moved back from
the bandstand and persuaded to
sit down around the performers.
After a brief intermission, while
the Swinging Five played a few
slow dance tunes, the Drifters came
back and again students had to be
cleared away. The high point of
the evening was probably the song
"Shout!" when the students all
stood and joined in with the sing
ers. This wonderful singing group
which so thrilled our normally apa
thetic student body has cut no less
than eight "gold records"—records
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Donald Deagon looks on as Carolyn Gooden, Pat Larracey, and Bob Sharpless
receive dramatics award.
that have sold more than a million
copies. Among the most popular
are "Money Honey," "Honey Love,"
"There Goes My Baby," and more
recently, "Up on the Roof" and
"Vaya Con Dios." The present
group, which retains three of the
original members, is headed by
Bill Pinkney, and includes Gay
Thrasher, Andy Thruher, Bobby
Hollis and Jimmy Lewis.
Instead of their usual summer
trip to Japan, the Drifters this year
are planning an extensive singing
trip with other rock 'n' roll artists,
including the famous Solomon
What are the factors that made
the Saturday night combo part)'
such a howling success? The stu
dent body has often complained
loudly about the prevailing atti
tude of apathy on our "suitcase"
campus. This centainly was not
the case Saturday night!
One of the reasons was the at
traction of a "name band." There
were many students from other
colleges in the area, and the at
mosphere seemed to be more cor
dial and relaxed. From all com
ments from the students, this eve
ning has given our sagging stu
dent morale a sizable boost.
The Social Committee deserves
a rousing vote of thanks from all
the students. This party shows
clearly that Guilford College can
have a full and successful social
life. We of the Guilfordian hope
that this will be a real encourage
ment to the student body and that
Saturdav night will prove to be on
ly the first in a series of such en