1917 Cedrus Yearbook

19 17 Alford Memorial Gymnasium A LFORD MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM was presented to our colle ge in 1902 by Mr. W. J. Alford, as a memorial to his parents, Rev. and Mr s. John Alford. As everyone knows, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Perhaps that is what the donor of our gymnasium thot when he pres ented it to the college. We have truly appreciated his gift. Many a time have the walls of the old gymnasi- um rung with the laughter and shouts of the students as t hey forgot for a few hours the cares of the class-room. The athletic victories that h ave been won on its floor have enabled us to win intellectual victories elsewhere; a nd even our defeats have not been total losses,for they have enabled us to gain self -control and show a game spirit, even when our plans were not always crowned with success. 54