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The Women ' s Club of Centenary College OFFICERS President .... Mrs. R. H. Nelson Vice-President . . . Mrs. C. Shaeffer Treasurer Mrs. M. Plilar Recording Secretary . Mrs. J. B. Hamlett Corresponding Sec ' y . Mrs. W. G. Phelps Parlimentarian . . Mrs. B. F. Roberts Historian .... Mrs. John A. Hardin HEADS OF COMMITTEES Mrs. C. Shaeffer . . Better Centenary Mrs. W. E. Harvin . Cam. Beautitication Mrs. L. C. Loyd . Social and Recreat ' al The Women ' s Club of Centenary College was first organized Febru- ary 1, 1928, as the Mothers ' Club of Centenary College. Mrs. John A. Hardin, at that time a member of the faculty — the Librarian — brought the idea to the college and really organized the club. She suggested and we accepted as our objective a willingness " to serve the college whenever and wherever we can. " Dr. Sexton said at that organization meeting, that he hoped the women would interest themselves not only in the financial and physical im- provements of the grounds and buildings, but would manifest a vital interest in the social and moral uplift of the students, throw- ing around them a mother ' s love, protection, and influence. I have listed here the annual af- fairs carried out by the club as re- corded in the minutes; but I myself remember many acts of kind- ness and generous help giv- en by individual members not written into the minutes. For example, on each visit to the library, I am quite sure to take up new books purchased by " The Gamble Memorial Fund. " The club gives every year the initial party for the incoming freshman class. They hold at least one open house for the boys of Rotary Dormitory. They give teas or entertainment for the girls of Co- lonial Hall. They always render invaluable help with our Homecoming festivities in the Fall. And the love- liest affair of the entire year is the annual candle-lighting service, just before the Christmas recess, started for the Women ' s Club by Mrs. R. E. Smith and kept going and improving under her leadership. The large projects they have accomplished through the years include renovating the chapel, decorating it, putting in a heating system; furnishing the Lounge in Rotary Hall, purchasing a piano for Rotary Hall; plant- ing shrubbery on the campus; carpeting the stairs and furnishing draperies for Colonial Hall; furnishing li- brary equipment, such as steel filing cases of a permanent kind, etc. — possibly the most expensive contribu- tion to college needs made; the rearrangement of the hall and reception rooms at Colonial Hall so that it can serve as a Social Center for the college — a much needed asset. They furnished lights and draperies and a drinking fountain for the Music Hall. Then last year, they put beautiful hardwood floors and carpets in the downstairs hall and reception rooms of Colonial Hall and recarpeted the stairs. From time to time they have renewed the draperies in the chapel and elsewhere. This year ' s major project is the beautifying of campus, planting redbuds and crepe myrtle, sodding it, build- ing a barbecue pit, planting more roses and shrubbery, adding a pool. The fine women who have been the presidents through the years are: Mrs. B. F. Roberts, first president; Mrs. R. E. Smith, second; Mrs. T. C. Clanton, third (two terms); Mrs. C. H. Shaffer, fourth; Mrs. Abel Bliss, fifth; Mrs. Luline Willis, sixth; Mrs. Hoyt M. Dobbs, seventh, (two terms); Mrs. R. H. Nelson, eighth. I count it a privilege to express to the Women ' s Club of Centenary College, for the faculty and students of the college, our sincere appreciation and gratitude. Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Dean of Women. Top: Mrs. R. Center: Mrs. Bottom: Mrs. H. Nelson, Mrs. John A. Hardin, Mrs. J. B. W. G. Phelps, Mrs. M. Plilar, and Mrs. W. C. H. Shaeffer, Mrs. L. C. Loyd. Hamlett. E. Harwin.
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The Barb Club Farnell, Miles, Bamidge, Akin, McKinney, Crichlow, Killgore, Reed, Moore, Mason, Blood, Hammer, Lipscomb, Neeson, Baker, Mashino, Boddie, Gaston, Adkinson. OFFICERS President Cyrus Killgore Vice-President Beverly Blood Secretary Myrtle Lipscome Treasurer Robert Crichlow The beginning of the year brought, appropriately enough, the begining of a new organization to add interest to campus affairs and to arouse the fraternities and sororities from their customary complacent state. For years Ben Sheppard had been futively struggling to organize the non-frat group into the powerful machine of its potentialities, but it took the more dominating personality of Bob Bartley to accomplish the job. Oddly enough, this leader of the re-christened Barbs is himself a fraternity man from Colorado, which might account for his ability in whipping this unruly bunch into line. At any rate, the Greeks had a severe jolt as the Barb candidate won the first election of the year — and for the first time in history a non-frat Queen ruled Homecoming. Determined that their prestige should not be endangered by this new group, whose numbers constituted a serious menace to the supremacy of the Greeks in politics, the fraternities and sororities banded together to withstand the assault, and by carefully alloting the remainder of the campus honors to each other, and sticking to their agreement for once, they succeeded in overthrowing the Barbs. Dissension in the ranks of that group had weakened them internally and the resignation of President Bob Bartley spelled doom for the non-frats. Thus, another white hope faded and died, after a brief period of blossoming, and the Greeks heaved a sigh of relief and withdrew to rest on their laurels. The Barbs, however, had succeeded in accomplishing one very important thing — they had shown that their untouched reserves of political power can be controlled and directed to great purpose and soon the sleeping Greeks may wake again to find the invading Barbarians upon them, with more disastrous results.
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