By Walter Winshield
Bill Brown is a ladies’ man. He is
tli o answer to a maiden’s prayer.
V.liere the ladies are concerned he al
ways does just the right thing at the
light time. They all fall for him. All
lie has to do is smile and make a mo
tion with his hand. Perhaps the an
swer to his success is his Apollo-like
figure and his handsome, radiant face
and the fact that he possesses tech
nique. (The above was learned in a
five-minutes conversation with Mr.
We wonder if the editor could have
any success at blackmail?
Hart in Biology 19—Is there any one
besides Mr. Davis on tap today?
It seems that the moustache club
went ker-floop. All the boys in it
went around for a week with growths
on the upper lip like the shadow of
a coming event until their leader,
Barksdale, trimmed his too much and
had to resign from the fellowship. Mr.
Roberts, as advisor, did a lot of good,
for his advice was to cut the mustaches
We heard Taylor remark as he was
playing horseshoes, “I can’t ring a
bell; much less a horse.”
This is not gossip; but new’s: The
editor was on the campus one Sunday
not long ago and says for the students
to bear with the paper for two more
issues without passing out. He will
be with us after Christmas.
We wonder if Dick Spence expounds
his theory as vrell before eating steak
and onions as he did after eating one
Sunday night recently, on Armistice
night to be exact.
_ We wtrnder why Mr. Hart was
happy on the twelfth, which happened
to be a Monday?
Every one in biology lab can tell
you that Rosie Sp*ence can yodle very
loud and very long.
Billy (Romeo) Trent was recently
discovered taking lessons-in love-mak
ing in the seclusion of “Maesro
Thomas’ room. “Rosy” Spence was
assisting in the exhibition by allowing
his room-mate to “work him over.
(Spence is now’ sick and 1 rent has
given up all hope.)
Watts is the man of the hour at
the present having taken the prize for
his last bulletin board announcement.
Cinder sandwiches would be a delicacy.
(Bronx). We wonder if Bill Brown is
jealous of his former position as the
champ in this line?
The great Norwood is slipping.
Watts has threatened to steal his girl,
but the odds'still seem to be in fa\or
And this week, we’ve decided Spuff
is so dumb she thinks phonetic? spell
ing is the kind you find on the walls
of telephone booths.
The weird sound which you have oc
casionally heard, coming from the
men’s building is not a murder in the
making as you would think. Paul
Sinclair makes honest efforts to laugh,
but ends up in groaning. He evidently
has an overdone sense of humor.
There’s a girl at W. G. C- who has
made quite a hit “sighing.” If at
first you don’t succeed, sigh, sigh
The story about a certain member
of the Giee Club being “heaven
bound” has been found untrue. At last
accounts he was not headed in that
Ask Miss Carpenter about the Red
Thanksgiving Holidays Begin
DR. GUY H. WELLS
SPEAKS ON NEW
Dr. Guy H. Wells, president of Geor
gia State College for Women at Mil
ledgovillc, made a most interesting
and timely address at the chapel hour
on Tuesday, November 6. His subject
was the “Teacher Training Program
For A New Age” which he delivered
in a most interesting manner.
He stated that West Georgia College
has a peculiar position in northwest
ern Georgia. She is a pioneer in the
field of education and there is no
crust of tradition to break through be
fore progress can be made.
He said in part:
We are living in anew age. It is
difficult to realize how much civiliza
tion has changed in the last decade.
Nine-tenths of the people do not know
when the times are really changing,
but drift along with the crowd and
never do anything of note, either for
or against the new ideas that arise.
The automobile and the airplane are
symbols of this new civilization that
we are now living in.
Mr. Wells said that there are three
type's of educational development:
First is the type now in use in Russia.
There they are willing to try anything
that seems to have merits. The sec
ond is the Mexican type. In Mexico
there are no traditional methods, but
the teacher goes into the community
to teach the people to better the
things that they already know how to
do. The third is the type shown by the
negro race. They are well set in the
are willing and eager to stay in a rut.
According to Dr. Wells (from Rugg)
there are five ways in which civiliza
tion can travel. We must forsee the
trend that pur people are going to take
before we know how to train teachers
that will fit into the world that they
will enter. He quoted Dr>. Weltner as
“The new educational program needs
teachers us social engineers.”
The first requisite for a teacher is
that he be educated. This statement
seems irrelevant, but the fact remains
that 60 per cent of the rural teachers
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MARTHA THOMAS MADE
ALPHA PSI PRESIDENT
The regular meeting of Alpha Psi
was held on November 13th in the log
cabin. Business, initiation of new
members and a regular program w'as
scheduled. Mr. Roberts gave a most
interesting and timely talk on “The
Importance of Economics in a College
Course” which fitted into the year’s
theme of the club, Consuming.
Due to the resignation of the pres
ident and the failure of some of the
officers to return an election of offi
cers made president, Martha Thomas;
vice president, Anna Holbrook; secre
tary, Macy Murphy.
A formal initiation w’as carried otft
very effectively with a candle light
service. Twenty-five gained entrance
into the flub.
Plans for a social to be held in the
near future were discussed.
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS
A most interesting meeting of the
French Club was held on Tuesday, No
vember 6. The following program was
enjoved by the members:
Play, “Le Poupee”—Sue McGee and
plav, “Le Cigale”—Reba Burnham.
“Avitation and Lindberg”—Kress
Following was a bridge game in
which those playing spoke only in
The West Georgian
OF CO LEGE DRAMATIC
CLUB IS BIG SUCCESS
Mary Merritt, Lyddie Murphy and
Lanier Spence Star
“The Crime at Blossoms,” the first
presentation of this year by the Col
lege Dramatic Club was acclaimed a
success by those who attended the per
formance. Many of the spectators
have made the statement that the play
was the best bit of dnnna they have
seen on the local stage.
The play, a satire on the morbid in
terest shown in crime, was given at
the city hall auditorium Friday night,
November 16. A large audience that
very nearly filled the auditorium was
present at the performance. ’The pro
duction was also as successful a fi
nancial venture as had been antici
Miss Mary Merritt and Miss Liddy
Murphy played the leading feminine
roles. Miss Merritt, as Valerie Mer
ryrnan, gave a fine portrayal of a dis
gusted and bored English wife who
overcame her scruples to capitalize ou
the crime committed in her home.
Miss Merritt is also to be commended
on her acting and dramatic reading in
the “charabanc scene.”
Miss Murphy was greatly suited to
her role of Mrs. Woodman, the garrul
ous housekeper and henehwoman of
Mrs. Merrymon. As Mrs. Woodman,
Miss Murphy did much to- supply humor
and comedy to the otherwise serious
play. Her acting was excellent.
Mr. Lanier Spence played the role
1 r. j • ...q 1 1,.' oal v
male lead in the play. In this role Mr.
Spence portrayed very well the uncon
cerned and -ignored husband. Mr.
Spence is to be greatly complimented
on his splendid acting in the third act
in which much of the success of the
play lay. The firm and masterly pose
Mr. Spence asumed in the third act
was a striking contrast to his position
in the first two acts. Friends of Mr.
Spence said: “The humorous part was
when Rosy cussed.”
Mr. Edward Neely, as the murderer
and very late visitor, acted very cred
itably and handled the dramatic part
of the play very nicely. Here, also,
rested much of the success of the play
in Mr. Neely’s acting.
Mr. William Elbert Brown and Mr.
Ovid Davis acted very capably in the
roles of bill and collectors.
Miss Lucille Portwood, as Mrs. Car
rington, the inquisitive lady, acted
With merit. Mr. Carrington was play
ed very humorously by Mr. Jack Stone,
who grunted and mumbled very artis
tically at intervals.
The “charabanc scene” was one of
the funniest in the play and was com
posed of the folowing actors: Leeman
Simonton, Eleanor Hobbs, Aillen Kown,
Charles Tuggle, Virginia Webb, Han
cel Tucker, Earle Newman, Davis Up
shaw, Frances Floyd, Virgil Barrett,
and Jewel Strickland.
Miss Mary Cole gave a near perfect
portrayal of the laundry girl.
Mr. Julian (Rabbi) Weiss, last, but
not least, made a very good imitation
of the village vicar. His acting helped
to carry the plot.
The success of the play may be ac
credited to the tireless aud skillful ef
forts of its most expert director, Prof.
Robert Strozier. The expert assist
ance of Prof. Gordon Watson is also
to be appreciated.
The Dramatic Club was’ honored by
the presence of President Ingram at
the performance. This was thg first
time our president has had the oppor
tunity to see a presentation of the
club/ The faculty and friends sat in
the boxes at the play*
1 1 E.SIMY, NOVKMKKK 27.
SPONSORED BY ANNUAL
STAFF IS BIG SUCCESS
A most successful Halloween carni
val was sponsored by the staff of Tho
Chieftain on November 2nd in the
gymnasium. The gym was decorated
for the occasion with orange lights,
black cats and witches and vari-eoloiv
ed leaves. Streamers of black and or
ange fell from the center of the ceil
ing to all parts of tho room while a
screen was formed over the door by
many strips of the gay paper. Booths
were built along the wall on the right
hand side of tho gym; tho stage was
sot for the skit from Macbeth on the
left; at the lower end were the sec
tions for the beauty quvons who were
selected from the various campus ac
tivities to represent them at the car
Miss Virginia Colquitt, of Thomas
ton, and representing Alpha Psi, was
crowned queen of the carnival. A dose
race was held all during the evening
until at the last when Miss Macio
Murphy, Miss Dramatic Club, and Miss
Colquitt came out ahead. Those rep
resenting the clubs were: Alpha Psi,
Virginia Colquitt; Dramatic Club, Ma
rie Murp'hy; Chieftain, Florence Craw
ford; French Club, Martha Poster;
Women’s Glee Club, Martha Hogan;
Mir Zeta Alpha, Louise Geer, West
Georgian, Sue McGee; Social Science,*
Florence Parn; Ciceronian Society,
Luta Herndon; Hawthorne oeiety,
Blanche Evans; Debating Club, Inez
Suddeth; Student Volunteer, Frances
A most, hilarious laugh greeted the
Men’s Glee Club entrant, Julian Weiss,
who would have put some woman to
shame in liis “get-up.”
The interest was high all through
the evening. As specialties were the
three cake walks, a skit of Macbeth,
the beauty contest, and a costume pa
rade. Miss Mamie Edwards was award
ed. the prze for thy most striking cos
The carnival was a success financi
ally, as well as with the students, us
$54 was cleared which will help con
siderably with The Chieftain expense.
MU ZETA ALPHA CLUM
INITIATES 8 MEMBERS
Eight new’ members were pledged to
Mu Zeta Alpha at its first initiation
ceremonies of the year Thursday night,
January 15. They were Verdyne Mc-
Clung, Martha Thomas, Hazel Mc-
Clendon, Jack Parker, Marie Murphy,
Fred Robinson, Mary Lyle, and Fran
ces\Jackson. These new members were
selected for their ability in either bi
ology, chemistry, or mathematics, and
( for their general interest in the field
The initiation was held in the gym
nasium with Mr. Hart acting as mas
ter of ceremonies in the absence of
the president, Julian Weiss. The old
members were entertained by a varied
and amusing program given by the
pledges. Later the entire club enjoyed
a social hour.
The -club was greatly surprised when
going to Mr. Ingram’s to complete
part of the initiation, they were served
delicious punch and cheese bits by
In recent letters from prominent ed
ucators who have visited the West
Georgia campus there have been many
complimentary remarks concerning the
college and its plans. Dr. Wells w'as
among those who stated that he was
afraid that he was going to advertise
West Georgia too much because he
liked the program so well.
FOUR DAYS FOR HOLIDAYS
Majority to Go Home
With the conclusion of the last class
Wednesday afternoon, November 28,
Thanksgiving holidays begin for West
Georgia students ami faculty. These
holidays continue through Sunday.
Everybody is looking forward to this
vacation, anticipating the pleasure and
good feeling which oomes with Thanks
Everybody is busy now’ making
plans in order to get the most out of
the holidays. Most of the students
are to spend the holidays with home
folks. Mr. Watson and Mr. Strozier
are to attend the South Atlantic Lan
guage Association meeting in Charles
ton, S. ('.; Mr. Roberts plans to spend
the week with Mrs. Roberts in Brew
ton, Oa.; Miss Weaver and Maes St.
Glair will visit in Atlanta; Mr. Bon
ner anticipates a visit to South Geor
gia; Mr. Hart will spend hig holidays
in Barnesville, Ga.; Miss Carpenter
will be in Atlanta and Miss Jenkins
will lie at home.
The grades of the six-weeks’ testa
have been recorded. Following is a
list of those making grades that place
them in the highest 15 per cent of the
entire student body. This was done
for the purpose of recognizing the good
work of those who mods the list and
to spur others on to better work:
Lewis Beil, Elizabeth Burnham, Bill
Ohappel, Mary Carter, Margaret Cha
ney* Marion Clark. Horace Cook. Flor
ence Crawford, Clarice Cross, Martha
Dostcr, Bessie Dupree, Voncille Ellis,
Alma Folsom, Louise Geer, Andrew
Hamm, Helen Harding, Ed Harman,
M'able Harper, Roland Harris, Dora
Hearn, Mrs. C. J. Henderson, Martha
Hogan, Glenn Hogan, Betty Hopper,
Aileen Kown, Velma Folds Lovvorn,
M'able McLendon, Sue McGee, Eliz
beth McKoy, Jack Parker, Mildred
Parker, Lucille Portwood, Jane Bea
gin, Margie Lee Robinson, Ed Rogers,
Sara Shannon, Irene Shadinger, George
Smith, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Snead,
Robert Tillman, Doris Wiggins, Fran
cos Williams, Robert Witcher, William
The following freshmen boys have
been given sophomore privileges be
cause of high grades: Walter Abney,
Ed Neely, Forrest Ingram, Ed Rogers,
Cecil Stanley, Paul Walraven, Preston
Wright, Virgil Barrett, Leroy John
son, Roy Perry, Paul Sinclair, Jack
Stone, Herehel Whitehurst, Robert
Witcher, Joe Ford, Luther Martin,
Mayo Royal, Tom Smith, Bill Trent,
and Ralph Whittemore.
GLEE CLUBS TO PRESENT
A CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Regular practices under the able
direction of Miss St. Clair and Mr.
Watson are making a very good be
ginning for the glee clubs. Plans for
a Christmas program include appro
priate numbers by the two dubs in
unison and also selections by the sep
arate groups. This joint program will
be given on the Sunday afternoon
preceding the Christmas holidays at
four o’clock in the college auditorium.
The weekly free cakes are creating
quite a bit of interest. The Gni**
Club is sponsoring this event with two
cakes being given away every Friday
evening to the girl and the boy hold
ing the lucky ticket. These ehanee*
cost only a nickel and the students
are urged to back up the glee Club and
take their chance on a good cake for