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The West Georgian. (Carrollton, Ga.) 1933-current, September 01, 1933, Image 1

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VOLUME I Yesterday By Barthur Risbane The Freshman caps have arriv ed, and the familiar blue and crim son is making itself known as the official colors here. How many of you knew that the men’s dormitory is over an old slave cemetery? It is. This was once the estate of a great uncle of Professor J. C. Bonner, who years ago gave me this information. That Dean Gunn was cautioned, “To behave himself as a gentle man” when he left for a teachers conference in Griffin last Friday. That it is not an uncommon sight to recognize cars of the faculty on Dixie Street almost any night? That Professor Watson and Miss Sara Hansard were seen (and heard) munching peanuts at the operatic concert last Friday nite? That Frank Parker, the editor in-cheese, and self-styled Genola Dynamo, is getting calls from Athens right regularly? That Kress Entrekia is sticking rather close to the campus here lately. Even or. Sundays. That a- . of “H*R 7MIIW as our colleg ' gg W ■ * ,V ..A- ~~ ' jtlijtt . ilian Weiss, “Ra*. • : :st ler.” is the only pf j ::*soii not nor c'iic extraction attending our insti tution, and he claims he is part Scotch? That Professor Strozier is so well satisfied with the progress that his classes in French I are making that they will all be able to go into Greek by the last quar ter. That a movement is on foot to purchase a radio for the men’s dormitory. Soon, quiet hour wih formally be abolished. That the congestion in the men’s dormitory is expected to De reliev ed after the first six weeks of school, and several young hope fulls have gone away for the wint er season. That the Men’s Glee Club as pires to sing “Silent Night, Holy Night” in its ancient German form of “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht?” That Barthur Risbane was not paid one cent, (nor will be) for writing the above. das ist alles. Red And Blue Chosen As College Colors Glory to the Red and Blue! The Red represents the hardship, glory, honor, and the main branch of “Red and Black” at Athens; the blue, for honesty, sportsmanship, loyalty and truthfulness. These are the colors under which we, the first students of West Georgia Col lege, study together. They were seletced by the facul ty at a rcent meting. It was plas ing to the student body and the colors are well in keeping with the high ideals and standards of our school. Hhe colars, red and Kue are sig nificent of all that should be kept as ideals for the athletic field and classroom as well as the game of life. " Let’s fling the colors of West Georgia College high into the breeze and march on to victory! Cbe Cdest Georgian To Student Body of West Georgia College West Georgia College is an in fant in the University System. The institution was born April 15th, 1933 under the most propiti ous and favorable circumstances. A group of distinguished national educators predicted its need, and suggested its location. The wise and able group of the Board of Re gents made possible the institution and proceeded to select the per sonnel. A responsive group of stu dents enrolled. Today in the heart of West Geor gia, the college moves toward the worthy aims of the institution conscious of success. A coopera tive faculty and student body make possible the realization of this success. To you who have enrolled in this institution, I offer my sincer est congratulations, and I pledge to you my best efforts to foster and promote every interest con ductive to your physical, intellec tual growth. There is a spirit that prevades West Georgia College that is pe culiar to the institution. It is com mon to the faculty and student body. As long as it prevails our in stitution will be bouyant with youth. That spirit is expressed in the objective of the college and I keep it before me. This aim of West Georgia is the “Progressive Development of In dividuals to take their placs .n and improve society.” , • a rti i 1 1 m,ea a-, * . i-e. ;- -• T * y— 1 J Coi ’da’W S [ l. {j. Ingram, i ideut.i Halloween Party Enjoyed At W. G. C. Mainly through the efforts of Manor Cansler, a Halloween party was held in the gym last evening. The Sophs entertained the fresh men. All costumes worn were in keeping with the good old Hallo ween Spirit. The prizes going to, Helen Harding for the most origin al Halloween costume and Fred Robinson for the most tackey cos tume. The gym was decorated in the ap proved style for halloween. There was a couple, of stunts, given by the Sophs that was considered good by all who saw them. Every one was in spirit for a good time, according to the faculty, so why not have that good time, cause Haloween comes only once a year. The gossip in the halls this morning goes to the effect that several folks fell in love before the masks; were remov ed. We aw'ays have some of this sort of thing, but as a general rule every one had a night of it without geting serious enough for any of that sort of thing. The program consisted of games, proms, in which to patronize the booths, and get rid of the small change that is wearing a hole in your pocket), and music furnished by our dear friend “Cotton” and Mr. Jess Borders. Ten o’clock being the bed time of Mrs. Wards fllock, and they be ing the party as far as the boys were concerned, we retired to the respective domitories, the girls for bed and the boys for a square dance. The boys ere looking for ward to the Square Dance to be held in the gymn next Friday night, and so they are brushing up a few of the most complic ed steps, such as “The Ocean Wi. e” "Chas ing the Squirrell” and t e good old Tater Vine. WEST GEORGIA COLLEGE CARROLLTON, GA. Students Looking To Great Year With great delight the boys and girls of West Georgia learned that through an action of the State Board of Regents which brought about a sweeping reorganization in the University System of Geor gia, their section of the state would have a college. The name of this t'olloge was to be West Georgia College. Now, after the doors of this new institution have been swung open to the boys and girls of West Georgia, the Whole state is turning its eyes toward the college to watch its gradual, development. The people have w T atched various colleges of this type rise and fall, with only a short-lived existence. They are asking this question, “Will West Georgia College go down to the pits of uselessness, or will it grow and prosper and be come Georgia’s leading Junior Col lege?” Ar e we, as students, going to do our part in having the public say in only a few years to come that this in all respects is the best Junior College in the state? If we have any sense of loyalty at all, we should certainly strive to serve this new institution to our fullest capactiy, and lend to it any talents that we possess that shall aid its future prosperity. There is no tradition behind us. We start with a clean slate. We have no set examples to follow. We are free to choose the path in v-jr.h ,'v/; r >iai trod to make our •’ 'ome. ■ hdps. , q u i{ tf handicapoed i they a/e ’"gfit ; too snails *ud j pitfalls that v roileges have ! become victim* n be studied by thi: institu” possibly be avoided. There are no dirty politics to retard our early progress. There are yet no fraternities, sororities, or literary societies to start the abominable idea of “riding ’ a man or woman into office who will in turn give them what they want. No such tradition or set example, if it so pleases one to call it that, is behind us. It is the duty of the student body to keep such politics from starting in W.G.C. There are a number of societies now being built up. It is the speci fic duty of each individual in these various societies to strive to make his or her society the best that can be made. Let us remember that we are setting a precedent; we are again guided by no tradi tion. We are laying the foundation of this institution. Shall we, as charter members of the student body, lay a shabby foundation, or shall we lay a firm one upon which a greater West Georgia Col lege may be built? As we proceed through this, the first scholastic year, let us keep in mind that we have no set exam ples nor any traditions to follow, and as various societies are devel oped, let us work to make them the best to be made, and in such manner make West Georgia College the highest ranking junior college in the state of eGorgia. Student Body Thanks College Faculty We, the students of West Geor gia, take this opportunity to ex press our sincere appreciation for the consideration and promptness of President Ingram and members of the faculty in regard to the in stallation of anew heating system. May your personalties always be of such a nature that you will eas ily make “warm” friends. We would also like to congratu late Mr. Rowe and Mr. “Cotton” Williamson for th/ > untiring ef forts in giving us quick results. Purpose And Aims Of College Paper A college paper is next to a foot ball team as a college’s best asset. Like a football team a college paper travels all over the country and pictures the changing moods and scenes that happen on the campus, in the dormitories, class rooms and athletic field. In organizing a school paper in its first year of existence, W. G. C. is getting off to a flying start. The paper is well edited and has a large number of contributors among the pupils. As everyone knows the paper has numerous purposes. Its main purpose is to receive the students opinions on certain matters ami to present these to the whole school tor general dis vussion. It also is organized for th purpose of get ting the pupils aq tainted with one another and even the faculty, for amusing the stud its with jokes, good-natured kidu ng, and wit, and for detailed inscriptions of battles on the athle ic field. It is also useful in bringiig to the stu dent’s - mind facts relating to school work, notices and extr; curriculum activities. The paper as expected through its columns to bring the student body to know each other so that the school will be one h" m con tented family instead of i, collec tion of young men and f women from different parts of ti ,' e coun try. 'j he paper is n-fft hilly ”’’S pj-gd as there beiK 7111 ich as a name. advt. -\/ f ■■ to be printed underfuiatiirsm.l. I know that the tud*r bony and faculty wishes the paper a successful start. If the whole hearted conference and enthusi asm that has been shown in the past will continue to be shown in the future, there is no doubt as to its success. And last let me add that a paper is an important source of revenue to its respective school, many schools in the past being saved from disaster in financial matters through the timely intervention of its paper. Chapel Meetings Hold Student Interest The meeting of the student body at chapel on Tuesdays and Fridays has become an interesting factor in our schol activities. We look forward to Tuesday for inspiring talks by the Faculty or people outside who are interested in our new school. Then w r e enjoy our Thursday meetings because at these we are able to keep in touch with every phase of our school ac tivity. Already we have been very for tunate. As speaker last Tuesday we had Dr. Joseph C. Wardlaw, the Director of the University of Georgia Extension service. He talked to us of the plans of extend ing to less fortunate the college training. The pastors of the churches of Carrollton have been with us at our chapel programs. Each of them gave inspiring talks. The objectives of West Georgia College were presented to us by President Ingram. This made us realize the part each student must do to make a success of West Geor gia College. So by our regular attendance to these chapel programs we get the necessary information of school activities and receive messages that will not only help us now, but will give ideals and thoughts to carry throughout our life. NUMBER I IST EEORGIH COLLEGE NIS SPLEiID OPENING West Georgia College opened Monday September 25, 1933, with an enrollment of two hundred and twenty-eight. This event had been highly anticipated and desired by all tho citizens in the Piedmont section of Georgia. To them it stood for a tremendous develop ment. It meant an opportunity of educating their children at a low er cost; it meant a dynamic in strument for helping community life, and it meant the broadening of society in general. These are all summed up in the school’s aim: “Progressive development of in dividuals to take their part in and improve society.” This aim was only decided upon after weeks of hard study and consideration by the faculty nd officials concerned with the school. It is undoubtedly an end which will require dilgent work, but it will be worth that and more. This college owes its origin to an act passed by the Board of Regents of Georgia on April It. 1933. This was the result of the combination of Bowdon State Col lege, Powder Springs and Carro 1- ton Agricultural and Mechanical Schools. The site chosen for toe institution was at Carrollton. In 1906, through the passage of fie Perry Act, the Georgia General Assembly gave to the Fourtt trict Agricultural and School $30,000 and tv and seventy-five tw it code,- '•'a , ’cncser' for uio presm :t . ; ' a period of more thar We years President Ingram In actively engaged in educational work. He has established for him self a name as one of the most progressive educators of this sec tion. He received his A.B. from the University of Georgia and his M. A. from Emory University. He has also been engaged in work at Peabody College, Woodland, Wav erly Hall, Camp Gordon, Chipley and Reynolds, Georgia. Our dean Mr. W. Fred Gunn was elected. Mr. Gunn also has had vast experience in the field of edu cation. He obtained both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mercer University. In 1929 and 1930 he at tended Columbia and Peabody Summer Schools. He has taught at Columbus High School and Lanier High School. He filled the place of superintendent at Sparta, Sand ersville, and Carrollton. He is also head of the education department here. The other members of the facul ty were selected with equally as much care and consideration. Mr. Gordon Watson, Professor of English; Dr. James Boyd, Pro fessor of Science and Mathmatics; Mr. Lucien Roberts, Profesor of Social Science; Mr. Robert Stroz ier, Professor of Foreign Lang uage; Miss Matilda Calloway, Professor of Home Economics; Mr. M. E. Howell, Instructor in Chem istry; Miss Dorothy St. Clair, In structor in Music and Art; Miss Zoe Cowan, Instructor in Psychol- , ogy: Mr. J. C. Bonner, Instructor in Education; Mr. Tom Hart, In structor in Biology; Miss Ruby Jenkins. Dietitian; Miss Sara Ward, Dean of Women; Miss An nabella Weaver, Libarian; Mr. Wilson Lavender, Registrar; Mrs. Zelma Barr Harman, Secretary. West Georgia’s outlook on the future is extremely bright, for she has many posibiiities not yet real ized. Everyone is regarding her with inquisitive eyes. The stud ents, as well as the faculty, have high hopes of attaining the ulti mate aim of the college—“ Progre ssive development of individuals to take their part in and improve so ciety.