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The Brevard College Weekly
Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, May 8, 1936.
Wofford Dean Speaks
On Monday morning, May 4, at the
assembly period, Dr. Mason Dupree,
dean and registrar of Wofford College,
addressed the student body along the
theme of college motto. After the
assembly period Dr. Dupree held in
dividual conferences with those men
who are interested in going to Wofford
or any other institution after gradua
tion from Brevard.
In his talk Dr, Duprea stated that
the process of education is the biggest
business that the Federal Government
spends money on today. He showed
us how conditions have improved con
siderably in educational affairs within
the last two or three decades, but he
stated that no business continues un
less it gets dividends, and this truth
applies to education as well as todthei'
business. He said that many people
were contributing to education today
other than the students themselves.
Dr. Dupree divided his talk into
three parts. He first said that we
should be thinking people and think
straight and thoroughly about a prob
lem. He stated that the body of
knowledge is of considerable size, and
that it is the only capital on which we
can base our thinking. He suggested
that one obtain as much knowledge as
possible in a usable form and have an
intellectual interest in one’s work.
The second main topic was that we
should be doers. Efficiency is the
thing that counts even in very small
things. The last part of his talk Dr.
Dupree devoted to the discussion of a
motive behind all thought and deeds.
He stated that one must have a defi
nite purpose and ideal to give poise
and stability and to avoid aimlessness.
In closing he said that the best motive
one could have was the motive of ser
vice and a feeling that one was obli
gated to society. He made the state
ment that ail great men have been
servants of humanity.
There are just four weeks and three
days until commencement on June 10.
Five days later summer school starts.
(Cut courtesy The Transylvania Times)
James Edwin Carlisle, who was re
cently elected president of next year’s
student body, will be inaugurated into
office next Monday at the assembly in
the impressive candle ceremony. At
this time other council members will
go into office and their duties will be
gin with the instigation service.
Amateur Night Next
New—different— and original—are
the three main attributes, promised by
the freshman class, of “Amateur
Night,” which will be presented in the
auditorium on next Monday night.
This program will reveal recognized
and new entertainers who, prior to this
attraction, have not appeared on any
program in this school. All those ap.
paaring have gone through the ma
chine, and they are the most polished
the best of the entries. There has been
no rehearsal of the entire group, how
ever, and those not performing to meet
the requirements will get the gong.
The program will begin promptly at
eight o’clock and to ba sponsored by
the leading business firms of the world.
Stage details have been arranged, and
approximately twenty people will per
form in song, dance, and minstrel.
Superlatives of the class will be
presented by the president of the fresh-
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Students Enjoy Pig
On Saturday evening. May 2, after
the Mars Hill baseball game, students
faculty, and friends were entertained
at a gala affair when the members of
Mr. Colvard’s agriculture class and
the girls’ Home Economics class fed
them at a pig roast.
The meal was served in picnic style
with everyone filing past a well filled
table and getting their plate filled by
the boys and girls who were serving.
After this the guest ate while sitting
on the grass under the apple trees in
the orchard. About two hundred
twenty-five people were served includ
ing guests from the town and the
members of the Mars Hill baseball
The boys of the class killed the pig
Friday and spent the remainder of
that day in getting everything in
readiness for the cooking; and Satur.
day was spent in cooking the food.
The menu consisted of barbecued pig,
potato salad, cole slaw, bread, apples,
and iced tea with lemon.
Before the close of the meal one of
the Mars Hill boys, acting in behalf of
the entire squad, expressed their ap
preciation to the class for the. delight
After the meal the time was spent in
walking around the orchard which was
beginning to bloom and which offered
a very beautiful sight.
Sigma Pi Alpha
Monday evening, May 4, the mem
bers of the Zeta chapter of Sigma Pi
Alpha, national honorary fraternity
for students of foreign languages, met
in the office of West Hall.
The purpose of this meeting was to
discuss the eligibility of various stu
dents and the possibility of asking
them to join the fraternity.
Miss Hayes, who organized the
chapter here at Brevard and is now
the faculty advisor as well as an act
ive member, spoke about her trip she
recently made to Wake Forest.