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The Brevard College Weekly
Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, January 24, 1936. No. 13
Dr. Rowland’s Wit
Dr. J. M. Rowland, editor, author,
preacher, traveler, lecturer, and hu
morist twice addressed the student
body Tuesday in “just talks” that
made all his listeners forget their
troubles and laugh.
Dr. Rowland speaking in a typical
mountain drawl that he has not lost,
notwithstanding his extensive travel
and contacts with peoples of the en
tire world, began his afternoon ad
dress with the jokes with which he
continued to intersperse both address
es. Dr. Rowland took as his theme
an incident which occurred in his boy
hood when he was attempting to catch
some bumble bees in a bottle to keep
as a privatie tteasute. He compared
himself, as a man, to the catcher and
said that as he caught qualities of life,
he would catch and put into himself
cheerfulness, appreciation of human
ity, bravery, progressiveness, and
He urged that we be optimists not
pessimists and meet life with a smile.
“The greatest thing in the world is a
human being” said Dr. Rowland, as he
spoke of being human. Ha urged that
we be brave and have confidence in
solving our problems. “Ghosts that
haunt us in the night are the things
we laugh at in tht day,” he said. R9-
gardless of present economic despon
dency in this country, Dr. Rowland
said that now is the greatest of all
times for progressiveness, .especially
for the youth of America. Conclud
ing, Dr. Rowland said that the great
est tribute one can pay another is to
say that he is faithful.
In his evening talk Dr. Rowland
spoke of some of his travels in the Old
World. He began by saying that
to be a good traveler one must be
humorous, able to give and take,
punctual, cooperative, and discrim
inating. “The best way to know
people is to travel with them—and
usually women are the best travelers, ”
Beautification of the
Monday morning, January 20, at
the assembly period the student coun
cil presented a program on the beau
tification of our campus.
Ida Whisenant, the first speaker,
showed us how visitors are impressed
by the appearance of our campus.
She stated that visitors come here and
then go away and tell others what
they have noticed'while here.
The effect of a clean campus on us
personally was then discussed by Tom
Graham. Tom said that when every
thing was kept in order and cleanli
ness prevailed it made us feel better
and gave inspiration to do greater
The ways in which we have failed
along this line in the past and rem
edies for these failures were next
brought up by Ferrell Young and
Burton Jessup. New trash barrels
are to be placed at various places on
the campus, walks are being planned,
present walks are to have stone edges,
shrubbery is to be planted, better
parking facilities ara to be arranged,
and various other improvements
which will improve our campus. The
council hopes to create a spirit among
the students which will help in ac
complishing these things.
Mitchell Faulkner led the devotion-
als at the meeting of the Ministerial
Band Friday night. Mr. Buckner led
a discussion on “Problems in Building
Up the Church.
At the meeting of the Photo-Nature
Club, the members enlarged a picture
of Connestee Falls, frozen over after
Try-outs for parts in the play “Skid-
Dr. Rowland began his foreign
travels in 1914 and was in Rome when
the Great War began. He told of the
foods, homes, customs, facilities, and
products of Egypt and Palestine.
Speaks at Vespers
Sunday evening President Coltrane
was the speaker at the vesper hour.
He used as a background for his talk
the Sermon on the Mount and showed
us how Christ’s teaching was not
theoretical but simple suggestions for
better living. Mr. Coltrane stated
that Christianity is not a system of
ideas Imt a way of livih^.^' He raised
the question, “Is Christianity possi
ble?” and emphasized tH4 fkfei; that if
it is to b 3 possible later ori it is up to
us to lay the foundation now.
A feature of the program was a
solo by Miss Louise Williams.
Dairying Class at
Twenty boys are progressing fast in
the new agriculture course which o-
paned this quarter and is being taught
by Mr. Colvard.
The first unit of work, one which
tha class is now working, is Dairy Cat
tle and Milk Productiori. This is a
five-hour course, and there is one lab
oratory period each week.
Most of the boys engaged in this
course have studied agriculture prior
to that time; and many of them will
make some phase of agriculture their
At present the college has thirteen
cows which are cared for and milked
by certain boys of the school.
Many have expressed a desire to in
spect or go through the dairy. Mr.
Colvard says that if enough students
wish to see the dairy, he will be glad
to conduct a group through each Sun
ding” are being held this week. This
is a three act comedy, and it is to be
presented in February.