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THE BREVARD COLLEGE WEEKLY
_Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, October 23, 1936
News-in-Brief i Straw Vote
Sturgis May, sports editor of
the CLARION, and Monk Landreth,
news editor, are attending the
North Carolina Collegiate Press
Convention which is now conven
ing at the Hotel Charlotte, in
Charlotte, North Carolina. They
left the campus early Tuesday
morning, and will return Satur
day or Suuday. The conference
registeration was Wednesday,
and the convention began on
Thursday. All departments of
the college newspaper will be dis
cussed. Several famous journal
ists are presenting lectures to the
A DRAMA SOON
Miss Smith, director of dramat
ics, recently announced that the
dramatic club will present a three
act drama within the next few
weeks. Several pteys-iMtve—been-
considered and as yet two or three
remain in the list from which the
choice will de made.
At present the Western North
Carolina Methodist Conference
is convening in Salisbury, North
Carolina; Mr. Coltrane and Mr.
Carlisle are in attendance at this
meeting. There are many impor
tant to be made by this conference
concerning Brevard College.
The North Carohna State Wide
Methodist Student Conference
will nieet this year in Durham
Jimmie Rogers is heading the
delegation from Brevard College,
and anyone who desires to attend
this conference should consult
with him for details.
There are six colleges in this
zone that have, in previous years,
sent delegates to thiscohference.
Dr. Smart and several other fam
ous religous educators and leaders
will conduct the discussion groups
and address the entire assembly
at various times.
The order for rings and other
jewelry will be made tomorrow.
Only sophomores may get rings.
Thrusday or Friday of next
week the Clarion staff will spon
sor a straw vote among the stu
This vote will carry a ballot
with only three candidates: the
republican candidate, the demo
cratic candidate, and socialist can
There wiil be a special ballot
for those who are now legal vo
ters in the state of North Caro
lina, and it is from this ballot
that the main rating of the
school will be taken, for minors
could not aid their party by vot
ing. However, the vote of those
who are not legal voters will be
the most popular.
Political parties have been or
ganized, and there is a great deal
of interest in the development of
all the parties. Some prominent
men in politics of the two major
parties have been invited to
speak to the students at asserfi-
bly periods during the next week.
Plans are underway for the
preparing of a rest room for the
girl students from town and sur
rounding communities who at
tend the College daily. Room
112 on the first floor of the Ad
ministration Building is to serve
this purpose. This room is to be
Talks To Club
'Tuesday night Mrs. Coltrane
was the principal speaker at the
Ballad and Folklore Club, furn
ishing the group an excellent
background for the study of the
ballad type. The other speaker,
Margaret Raper, presented three
of the older popular ballads.
Recently-chosen oflScers for
the club are Margaret Ryan,
president; Mary McLarty, vice-
president and chairman of the
progrom committee; and William
Turner, secretary. Miss Craig
is faculty sponsor.
The Debaters’ club, a branch
of the Brevard College Forensic
Club, held its first formal meet
ing Octobar 15, 1936; and the
following'-officers were elected:
President Paul Westbrook
Vice-president Horace Raper
Secretary Geraldine DeVier
Treasurer Margaret Wilson
Critic Mr. Bennett
Horace Raper talked on the
way to proceed in planning a
debate. Then the critic outlined
a program which the club plans
to follow. Parliamentary law'is
to be observed closely, discuss
ions on phases of the work were
presented, debates within ,the
societies are to be emphasized,
and even socials will occur at
times. Humorous debates will
constitute the main features of
The club was assured that the
faculty is back of it one hundred
per cent, and it is probable that
the literary societies will sponsor
the debates. This will most like
ly stimulate more interest among
the student body in debating.
There was a mistake in the
statement of the debate
query. It is “Resolved: That
Congress should be allowed to
state maximum working hours
and a mimium wage scale.”
This club will meet every
Thursday evening at eight o’clock
in room 314. Students interested
in this work are urged to attend.
The man who agrees with every
thing you say lies to others also.
By “Monk” Landreth
I awake with a start. Scuffl
ing feet run past my doorway.
What can be the matter; is the
building on fire? I jump out of
bed and run to the door and gaze
out. Accosting a passerby I ask
'“Whassa matter, pal?”
“Nothing, ” is the reply, “but
it is time for breakfast.”
Slowly I realize that it is no
longer night. Dawn has broken,
and with it a new day has be
Glancing at my watch, I see
lhat its hands mockingly read
five minutes till seven o’clock.
Realizing that I have only five
Saturday, October 31, is going
to be a red-letter day in the his
tory of Brevard College. Plans
are being made to present a full
day of entertainment at this time.
Final plans have not yet been
completed, but the tenative pro
gram for the day is as follows:
Friday, Octocer 30
5 P. M. Football practice over.
6 P. M. Dinner.
7-7:45 P. M. Bonfire.
8-11 P. M. Parties given by lit
erary societies for former society
Saturday, October 31
11-12 A. M. Program in auditor
12:30 P. M. Lunch.
2 P. M. Football game—Belmont
Abbey vs Brevard.
5 P. M. Barbecue.
8-11 P.M. Costume party for all
persons on campus for Home-
Coming Day in auditorium, libra
ry, other rooms in Administration
Building, and West Hall, with
theme to be in keeping with Hal
All suggestions in regard to
the program for Home-Coming
Day w ill te gi’eatly appreciated.
These suggestions should be hand
ed at the earliest convenient
time to Jimmie Rogers who is the
chairman of the program com
minutes in which to get to break
fast, I dress in what seems to
me to be record breaking time,
lock my door, and run like a man
“possessed of demons” to the
dining room. I grasp the door
knob only to realize that I am too
late. The door has been locked,
and I must go through tha morn
ing with an aching void in my
I slowly retrace my steps to the
room and attempt to make it
spotless so that Mrs. McRae will
not leave her calling card. The
hands of my watch quickly re
volve to the fatal moment, nine-
thirty, when my first class begins;
but I must stop my story, because
the morning now -/becomes a plea
sure instead of a horror. ( Oh