KATZENJAMMER KIDS COME TO
During the period of Jan. 8 through
Jan. 19, the Guilford College Campus
Library is offering a display collection of
the works of Wilhelm Busch, a German
artist of the nineteenth century.
According to Coulton Waugh in his
book The Comics. Wilhelm Busch is con
sidered to be one of the fathers of the
American "funny paper" and the origi
nator of the prototypes from which the
first American comic strip, The Katzen
iammer Kids, was taken.
In 1897 Rudolph Dirks, a young artist
for the New York Journal received notice
from the paper's comic editor, Rudolph
Block that he had received a book from
Germany entitled, Max and Moritz. Dirks
considered the German book which was
filled with the adventures of two mis
chievous young boys depicted in pictures
and verse, and arrived at the idea of a
comic strip series to appear in American
newspapers, which would be entitled The
Katzenjammer Kids. The Katzeniammer
Kids thus became the first American comic
Friedrich Bohne writes: "Wilhelm
Busch, who in this way laid the foundat
ion of his fame, really wished to be a
painter. Three times he sat out for this
purpose to Dusseldorf, Antwerp and Mun
ich. Three times he returned home dis
heartened, either disappointed by the
work of the Art Academies, or, in the
case of the Netherlands, overwhelmed by
the great examples of the past. Only when
he, after a number of false starts in various
lines, had begun to work for the "Flie
gende Blatter" (Fly-Sheets) and the "Muc
hener Bilderbogen" (Munich Picture-Sheet)
did he find his true vocation.
"Both as the sketcher of vivid series of
pictures realized almost in the style of
the cinema and as the creator of rhymes
impressive in their simplicity and full of a
profound wisdom of life he made a
momentous contribution, which was at
the same time a criticism of society, to the
Library Film Schedule
For The Next Semester
At 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the days
listed below, the Campus Library will
offer the film titles indicated. The show
ings are held in the Fine Art Room and
all students and faculty are invited.
4 Randall Jarrell
7 The Vision of William Blake
21 Poland, Czechoslovakie - a Satellite
28 Yankee Painter, They Steamed to
6 Mark Twain - Background for His
7 Faulkner's Mississippi
13 Paris on the Seine, Liberation of
14 Woodrow Wilson
20 Pablo Casals
21 December 7, 1941
3 Angola - Journey to War
4 General George C. Marshall
11 Brazil - The Rude Awakening
17 Portrait of Mexico
18 Herbert Hoover
24 The Spell of Brittany
25 Bank Holiday Crisis
1 Detached Americans
2 Marcel Proust: From Masterpieces
to a Master's Work
8 W. S. Maugham
9 Amazon - Argentina
15 Berlin Airlift
history of the second half of the nine
teenth century. A keen observer, he made
the foibles of his fellowmen his target
without sparing himself. "Laughter is the
expression of relative ease and comfort"
he writes in his short autobiography,
"In his language as in his drawings
Wilhelm Busch proved to be the great
master of condensation and of the most
economical form of expression. By un
remittingly observing, sketching and not
ing he developed these abilities with in
flexible industry. Thus he became the
creator of "Bildergeschichten" (Stories
in Pictures), of the inner unity of picture
and word that has never been presented
with such perfection either before or
"Unfortunately, a hundred years ago,
the technique of reproducing pictures was
not yet so highly developed that Busch
could enjoy this unity of an integral work
of art in his books that he had dreamed
of. Some faithfully reproduced series at
least give some notion in our exhibition
of the goal that the artist had set himself.
Anyone who compares handwriting and
book will note interesting divergences.
They were inevitable as long as Busch had
to entrust to the art of the wood-engraver
what he had sketched on the boxwood
blocks that were later employed for
INQUIRY: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT COLLEGE ... SEX
The subject of this inquiry concerns
the unobscurable fact that there is a lack
of knowledge about Guilford College
students. You are the subjects of contro
versy steming from the fact that we as
well as you talk about yourselves and
ourselves in general without any real
Every four years the student body
changes, its flavor changes and each year
students need to reevaluate themselves.
What are the facts at Guilford? What
do we as students think?
There have been a number of people
interested in an inquiry of this sort - and
we hope that you as responsible Guilford
College students will at least try to answer
the questions fairly. After you are through
answering the questions cut this out and
place it in one of the respective boxes in
the lobby of the library or the cafeteria.
THIS IS AN INQUIRY NOT TO BE
GRADED AND WITH NO NAMES
(Please answer the questions with yes, no,
Are you a male? female?
Are you from North Carolina?
As a student, are you
If Guilford was the college of your choice,
are you happy here?
If Guilford wasn't the college of your
choice, are you glad you came here?
In regard to your parents: Did your
parents force you to come to college?
Do you respect your parents for this?
If your parents have a college education,
are they proud of what you are doing
If your parents don't have a college
education, do they respect your en
In regard to living conditions: Are you
happy living in a cformatory?
Would you rather live in an apartment or
see more apartments available for stu
VOL. LI I GREENSBORO, N. C. JANUARY 16, 1968 NUMBER 10
The Student State of Mind
Editor's note: This is the first of a
series of articles on the cirriculum.
On Tuesday before Christmas vacation,
Bruce Stewart, dean of admissions, and a
few students encouraged other students
and faculty to come to the coffee house.
Their purpose was to discuss the curric
Amazingly, in spite of the "stigma of
the hut" the assembly wasn't made mainly
of its unconventional citizens. An interest
ing cross section of the student body,
about thirty altogether, and seven or so
younger faculty sat down for a three -
Some had expected a casual legislature
like conference; however, it was no holds
barred. Students began with bitter com
plaints about dull teachers droning lec
tures from faded notes, occasionally allud
ing, occasionally naming names.
It was suggested that a student course
catalogue be published in which top
students would write reviews of courses.
Some said such self-styled guides are only
insulting; others insisted they help stu
dents, especially freshmen, avoid all the
academic morgues that they can.
The subjects changed quickly. The core
curriculum took a beating. Compulsory
attendance and required courses were
discussed. No consensus was reached on
any of the issues.
A few of the teachers emphasized that
students had to take the initative to
change things. "Go tell the dean that is a
lousy course.", one said. (Some students
Another said that at other schools he
had felt the students pushing the teachers,
but at Guilford the teachers push the
If you care about the college are you in
volved in any committees?
With regard to finances: Do you find you
have to work to suppliment your needs
while in college?
If you didn't have to work, do you feel
that you could be doing something
that interests you more at college?
Do you feel working hinders your grades?
With regard to the food: are you satisfied
with the food and cooking this year?
If you are dissatisfied especially with the
quality, would you be willing to pay
more for better food?
Are you Quaker?
Attending a Quaker college, have the
Quaker traditions affected your think
Do you attend church when you are
It is often said that today religion,
especially, in the church offers little
to modern man. Do you agree?
If you have children, will you make your
children go to church?
Are you on a scholarship?
Do you consider Guilford tough academ
Do you study considerably, one hour for
every hour in class?
Or do you finesse it?
Can you study in the dorm?
Is the library adequate for your pursuits?
Do you study in the library?
Are you satisfied with the core curric
Would you prefer a freer curriculum?
Do you plan to go on to graduate school?
With regard to your major: are you major
ing in it because its an easy field?
Do you know what you want to do with
your field after you graduate?
Are you pleased with your major pro
We are back from a long holiday.
When final exams are upon us we will feel
pressure and be inclined to question the
system which creates it; now, things do
not seem quite so bad and we will let them
stay as they are. Our dissent changes from
day to day with the weather.
The convocation at the coffee house
showed a ressistance to organization. This
is perhaps because no solid proposals
could be made in such a hot debate and
perhaps because most of the members felt
that the hot debate insured there was
enough enthusiasm to keep these gather
ings up and to get something done.
Dissent is ephemeral and the long stand
ing, if not effective, student political or
ganizations are organized at least to the ex
tent that they saddle themselves with
fairly definite duties and periodic tasks.
They publish something, report to some
one and in doing these things continue to
live; maybe only for trivia, still they live
because they can adopt a businesslike
attitude toward what is to be done.
Members then have responsibilities which
more or less fulfill. The student curric
ulum group needs to decide why it exists
and what it will try to do even if it is only
an informal decision.
It is a good sign that our teacher feel
they are pushing students and that finally
they have begun interacting dynamically
with a potential student organization.
They should not confine this pushing to
an individual or small group basis. Whether
students ought to take the initative in
changes is a moral question; whether they
will or not is a sociological one. At Sarah
Lawrence College when most administrat
ive responsibility was turned over to stu
dents alone the result was apathy. (See
(Con't on page 2)
If majoring in the sciences, are you more
interested in theory or the practical
Do you consider yourself well rounded in
the sciences and humanities attending
a liberal arts college?
Do you participate in a sport here in
Are you a sport's enthusiast?
Dating: Do you date every weekend?
Do you prefer to date one individual
Do you prefer to date at:
Do you agree with the concept of free
Would you date a Negro?
On a date, is sexual activity the most im
In regard to marriage: Do you plan to get
married while in college?
Are you looking for a Southerner?
Would it matter if he or she was a
If Johnson is the democratic Presidential
canidate for this fall, would you sup
port him? -i
Do you agree with his policies in Vietnam?
Do you think there will be negotations in
the next year?
In regard to the Selective Service System,
are you in favor of the draft?
Do you think that the Peace Corps or
VISTA should be recognizes as an
alternative to the draft?
As a senior, are you planning to go into
With regard to power: do you think
student power is a necessity of the
Do you think that Black Power is a
Will you answer the questions and place
them in an indicated box? We hope this
will be successful and we will publish