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The Search Is On For Miss MGC’88
Miss MGC 1987
By Michelle Ward
The search is on for Miss Middle Georgia College, 1988. Miss
MGC 1988 will be crowned by Kelly Johnson, Miss MGC 1987, on
Thursday, April 16 in Walker Hall. This Pageant is an official Miss
Georgia and Miss America preliminary pageant. The winner will
compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June 1988.
This pageant is open to all female students who meet the contest
qualifications. The contestants must be in good academic standing,
single, and never have been married. A sponsor is not needed.
Contestants will be judged in the categories of personal
interview, swimsuit, evening gown, and talent.
The talent competition will count as fifty percent of the final
score and must not exceed two minutes and fifty seconds.
Those interested should pick up an application from Ramona
Giles in the lobby of Peacock Hall. The first eighteen entries to be
returned will be accepted. The deadline for returning the
applications is Monday February 16.
New Ebenezer College's Broom Drill highlighted Centennial celebration. Convocation photos by Lee, Jason
MGC Turns Clock Back
To Founders Day. 1887
By Andreaba Partain
It has been said many, many times that you can
never go back. But on January 13, 1987, the
students, faculty, and staff at Middle Georgia
College did just that.
They returned to the year 1887, the year the New
Ebenezer College was founded.
They were treated to a special trip back into time
to January 10, 1887. On that cold day in 1887, the
doors opened on New Ebenezer College.
The re-enactment of the first day of classes was
portrayed by students and faculty re-enacting the Barrow)
initial chapel services. Lon Slade, president of the glimpse of
1987 Student Government Association, acted as
narrator for the re-enactment commemorating the
centennial of the opening of New Ebenezer
Dr. Louis C. Alderman, Jr., president of Middle
acted as professor Palemon J.
Crumbliss, pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Cochran) who was also a trustee of the college.
Also at the chapel
service were New Ebe
nezer students perfor
ming the domestic
science "broom drill."
Students Mary Terrell
and Custer Manning
(played by Angie Bu-
channan and Conn
dent life might have
Rev. P. A. Jessup
(Rev. Reed Crumbliss)
been like in 1887. It seems that at the time, the
girls and boys were kept strictly apart. They were
not allowed to hold hands, sit together, or even
walk down the same street.
Chapel ended with the benediction given by
Reverend Jessup. Following the program, Presi-
King, first president of New Ebenezer College
Professor King (Alderman) presided over the dent ^ Mrg King invited the guests to their
chapel service. He welcomed the new students and home Qn Beech Sueet for tea The g^ts invited
made several special recognitions of important included the stu dents who were living with them
people who had made possible the opening of New for & mere $12 per mon th,
Ebenezer College. These people were members of
the Board of Trustees, the Mayor of Cochran, and _ _ .
, 0 f the land on which the college was built, to see where MGC’s roots are buried. The
The chapel service also included music by the
college Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Miss
Laura L. Bunn (portrayed by Miss Patsy R.
Jennings) the first female member of the faculty.
The invocation was given by the Reverend P.A
Jessup (portrayed by the Reverend Dr. Reed
Going back to 1887 gave MGC students a chance
cooperation of students, faculty, and staff who
participated in the day by dressing in period
costumes made the day a success.
If nothing else, going back 100 years showed
current day students just how far MGC has come in
the past 100 years.
December 1 7,1986
Wile CM Facrafltiy
In Amtm Accident
By Tina Floyd
On Wednesday, December
17, the community and college
both lost a valuable member.
Mrs. Julia Eitel, wife of biology
professor Dr. Franz A. Eitel,
lost her life in a head-on
collision on the Cochran Short
The accident occured about
10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning
when another driver, Stephen
Dixon, fell asleep at the wheel
and crossed the center line. The
car struck the Eitels' vehicle,
claiming the life of Mrs. Eitel
and injuring Dr. Eitel. Dr, Eitel
was taken to the Medical Center
of Central Georgia in Macon
and released later. Dixon was
charged with driving on the
wrong side of the road.
Kernel Front Is
In celebration of the golden anniversary of the opening of
New Ebenezer College on January 10, 1887, the KERNEL
staff has provided what we think the front page of the first
NEW EBENEZER KERNEL would have looked like, if one
had been published.
The page is, in reality, fiction based on fact. We have
attempted to reconstruct the events of the era from historical
accounts. Much of the research done for the page comes from
research previously done by President Louis C. Alderman,
Jr., and Dr. Bernadette Loftin. Some of the material comes
from a copy of the 1893 GENERAL CATALOG.
We have tried to recreate a page that will resemble as
closely as possible a typical newspaper page of the day. The
only ‘‘art" available was “line art” that had been carved into
blocks. Photos in newspapers came much later.
The vertical column lines were necessary in the early
newspapers as a way to hold the hand-set type in place.
Later, the lines were continued as a form of display.
Because of the vertical column lines, no headlines could be
set longer than a one-column line length.
In reality, the first issue of the KERNEL was not published
until 1930. The KERNEL still stands as one of the oldest
college newspapers in the state.
We are pleased to present our imaginary versiop of what
the NEW EBENEZER KERNEL might have looked like.