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THE CAMPUS CRIER
VOL. I ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 1, 1947 NO. 2
A-B VETERANS WILL ORGANIZE CLUB
FIRST RADIO PROGRAM of Mrs. Godwin's radio and journalism
class was presented over Radio Station WWNC recently with the
above members. Tommy Robertson, left, and Bob Cline, center, par
ticipating. Dr. Bushey, president, is shown at right being interviewed
by the two students. (Photo by Ken Hobbs, staff photographer).
At Meeting Here
The Asheville-Biltmore college
Alumni association will be reor
ganized and reactivated at a
meeting scheduled for Saturday,
Nov. 8, at 5:30 o’clock in the Pine
Room of the S. and W. cafeteria.
Plans for this meeting were
made by Dr. Bushey, the last
elected officers, and others inter
ested in promoting the college
through the association.
AT THIS meeting, officers will
be elected to serve until March,
the beginning of the year for the
association. David Lloyd has been
named chairman of the nominat
ing committee with Margaret
Long and Joe Bly as members.
Following the committee re
port, those attending may make
nominations from the floor.
Following the committee meet
ing, the group will leave in a
body and will view the Home
coming game between the Bull
dogs and Gordon’s Military col
lege at Memorial stadium.
PREPARATIONS for the meet
ing are being handled by an ar
rangements committee comprised
of Mrs. M. L. Nesbitt, chairman,
Miss Audrey Aiken, and Miss Jen
nie Mae Bellflower.
In order to meet an urgent
need for 2,500 volumes in the
Asheville-Biltmore college li
brary, a comniittee of the
American Association of Uni
versity Women, headed by
Mrs. S. D. Foster, has launched
a move to procure these books.
Practical plans for the com
munity-wide drive were dis
cussed with the faculty, stu
dent representatives, and
members of the school board.
Miss Williams, A-B librarian,
has stressed the need for ana-
lyitical and critical books,
many of which are quite ex
pensive. The group has de
cided to use several methods
in reaching the goal of 2,500
Mrs. M. A. James represent
ed the school board, with Mrs.
Lowrance, Miss Williams and
Dr. Bushey, president, repre
senting the faculty. Student
representatives were Katherine
Sevier, Jeanette Rosen, James
Hicklin and Frank Messer.
Mile. Marcelle Campana, French
vice-consul, paid a visit to Ashe
ville-Biltmore college last Thurs
day, conducting a question and
answer session as a part of an
assembly program staged by the
International Relations club.
The distinguished visitor, and
authority on practically every
thing pertaining to France, dealt
briefly on economy, politics and
fashions in answer to questions
from the student body.
FRANCE IS anxiously await
ing the outcome of the bickering
about the Marshall Plan, she
pointed out, saying that the ma
jority of the populace. Commu
nists excluded, favor it.
Coal is a principal problem in
the rehabilitation of France, the
visitor said. The shortage of this
vital fuel is delaying production
of steel and other materials nec
essary to put French industries
back on their feet.
While clothing is a problem, it
is nothing compared to the food
shortage and said that France is
probably facing its severest test
this winter. Canning of vegeta
bles and other food is impossible
due to the shortage of metal.
ALTHOUGH A majority are
definitely against Communism,
she said, a number of impover
ished citizens are grasping the
Red form of government as a last
hope of returning to their former
way of Ifie.
Mile. Campana was introduced
by Dr. Bushey, president. Joe
Morris, president of the club, pre
READY FOR USE
By Charlie Baber
Asheville-Biltmore’s newest ad
dition, which will be used jointlv
as a classroom and an assembly
nail, was completed Oct. 7 and
already has been the site of sev
eral meetings of the student body.
Under construction since Sept.
2, the building was obtained and
paid for—a cost of about $10,000
—by the Government to meet the
need tor veteran education here.
CLASSES AND assemblies in
this addition were scheduled to
begm this week and Dr. Bushe
tentatively announced that the
two classrooms would house
mathematics, mechanical drawing
and Social Science classes.
With a removable partition out
of the way, the building will ac
commodate some 300 students,
thus being able to take care oi
the entire student body.
Another addition to the campus
in the form of the new parkin
lot is now in use, although recent
heavy rains made its use imprac
tical during the week.
THE PARKING lot was com
pleted at tha expense of the
school in answer to a critical need
for space for students’ automo
biles. A bulldozer was at work
for three days and Grove Stone
and Sand company donated 200
tons of crushed rock for the sur
face. This stone was transported
to the school through the coopera
tion of Citv officials.
A first-day feature of the lot
was the traffic direction of Mr.
Morley and Dean Hanaman.
Approval At Meet
By R. C. Clarke
Veterans of Asheville-Biltmore
college, more than 100 strong,
met in a body in the new build
ing last week and unanimouslv
voted to organize a Veterans’ club
at the college in order to work
together in promotion of school
and other activities.
Sonny Camerot, president of
the sophomore class, and Frank
Messer, president of the student
body, outlined the functions of
such an organization if the group
was formed and answered ques
tions pertaining to the actual for
mation from students attending.
A COMMITTEE was appointed
to look into the possibilities of a
veteran’s group, and to outline its
aims in such a way as to be able
to present them to prospective
members in a meeting that will
be held in the near future.
Members of this committee are
Camerot, i'ranK Cauble, Kay
ciiarDonneau, K. C. Clarke,' Mes
ser, nerDeri Wallace ana Uarl
xnis group outlined the pur
poses Oi tne prospective organ
ization as follows:
1. To organize the veterans of
2. 'io form a direct liaison be
tween the veteran’s organization
ana the college to give all possi
ble aia to veteran students.
d. To promote school spirit,
ana school activities.
4. To nelp on projects for
scnooi interest and betterment.
AT THE ASSEMBLY meeting,
the chief subject for discussion
and one of tne primary objectives
oi the club was given as tne pro
motion of a four-year college in
Those responsible for the idea
of the club feel that the move
ment would probably gain wide
spread support from tne citizens
11 a group would present the idea
intelligently at civic meetings and
Those attending the first meet
ing seemed in favor of keeping
the club independent—that is not
affiliating with either national oi
state veteran’s organizations.
AS PLANS now stand, this club
would represent almost half the
student body and would be by far
the most influential school group
in the city. Veteran’s organiza
tions have worked well in other
junior colleges in this area, it
was pointed out.
The committee has proposed, as
the still vet unorganized club’s
first activity, a Sadie Hawkins
dance within the next two weeks.
Other social activities would be
staged from time to time.