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NOVEMBER IB, 1956
started Thanksgiving is
Started is not important. Why ® ^ jmpoi’tant fea-
That we have such a day is the only impoi^anx
rj TLSjy'God is to m[ny people
. „n A^Urir^a- r,nwfir of the world. Ihursaay biiouiu
all the driving power of the
1 a solemn day, but a happy aay.
d«-^ find true love and only in true love may one find
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the juke box in the
fooi. He will not re-
Thursday IS God’s day. the
■ 'Tassions are likened best to floods and stream, the
But the deep are dumb, rtat the
So when affection yields discourse, it seems that tne
bottom be but
Shallow from whence they come,
Those rich in words in words dsicover,
TTiat they are poor in that which makes a lover.
Said by a man who was and is no mor^ but who d d
and does understand the world. Sir Walter Raleigh_ Scho-
that it is a love poem. Being a poor misinformed
Stedent, T say that it is a poem to God. Tradition versus -
dividuality. Outward graces versus inward love. It s a
fonff story, as long as the history of man. Therefore, Thurs-
fey morning on your way to the cafeteria or as you prepare
fe-drive to Brevard for Homecoming — stop and look at
Hie sky Notice how blue it is. How calm and moist the air
ai>pears to all the senses. Just look. Forget your textbook
prs'wers for one day. Let your heart pray for you!
' And then come on qut and celebrate. If you have to go
to class look verv natural — dumb as all getout. The pro
fessor will too. This is not a dav for books! “What is a man
profited, if he shall eain the whole world, and lose his own
soxslT Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they
toll not, neither do they spin.”
This is a day of thanksgivinp- to God. It is a day of
tS^an'ksgiving to Brevard College. Give your thanks to God
by supporting your college — November 22 and the rest
of fTie days of your life!
Settle In Brevard
The best spot in America to retire to if your retirement
income is under $300 a month is a small college town.
So says Edwin R. McClure, who never went to college,
if you don’t know Mr. McClure, don’t feel left out — I don’t
either. I only know that he is a retired traveling salesman,
6? years of a|ge, with an income of less than $300 who sup-|
ports what I have been saying all year. Settle in Brevard—
for liere is Brevard College!
"My wife and I went into this retirement thing like
a ear goes into one of those tunnels on the Pennsylvania
Turnpike,” Mr. McClure says. “We studied it. We probed
th& dark corners, and we looked over the illuminated pla-
cesT* We decided a college town was it. A town far enough
aiju^ to keep the heating bill under $100 a year, with few
er tkan 50,000 people, and with an income in the upper I
dai?ses that didn’t protrude too far beyond $10,000 a year”.
Mr., that’s Brevard!
It is only common sense to choose your retirement
home in an area where people don’t make too much money.
The lower the over-all income of the town, the more im
portant your $7.50 check will look at the grocery store. And
if the best you can afford is a 1952 — 6 cylinder job, it’s
Just as well if your neighbors don’t come splashing down
tite street in a 1957 — 8-cylinder Super-Duper.
Mr. McClure lists three primary reasons for choosing
a. small college town.
1. The income angle. They found that some small
tewns had branches of corporations scattered around the
outskirts, with $20,000 vice presidents living it up at coun-
try- elubs. They found some towns where local merchants
were able to build $40,000 homes. The town they chose
a college that dominated the community, and did it
xnth an average pay for professors that was not over $8,-
per year. At the country club, people played golf with-
caddies, and wives entertained friends with tea. The
biggest merchant in town was very happy with $10,000
net a year.
An income of under $800 a month could breathe.
2. A college town was a mild town, and “after 65 you
go around looking for violence.” When a college dom-
Hiates a town, you don’t have touri.st camps supported by
TOC®. You don’t have saloons and bad guys. You have a po-
have been taken
studentTounge. They were taken by a fool. Me will not re
turn thertherefore, it is the duty of evepr student in Bre
vard Co^ to perform a ‘citizen’s ajest ’ The music box
was placed in the lounge at the request of the student body
through their OWN student government. No man is hurt
but bfhii^elf. No man is help^ but by himself. No rec
ord - no music box. No music box - no dancing. No
dancing - a curtailment of our social life. Yet you would
let one person destroy all this!?
lice force that knows how to deal with ladies and gentle-
3. The third reason for their selection was the college
itself Mr McClure makes no pretense of culture. But he
figured that 32 years — all the way from drummer to a
sales representative — w'as some sort of culture to contri
bute to a colleige class on salesmanship. And all his years
devoted to steel screws, hammer heads and “I” beams was
culture of a sort to add to a college class on the romance of
American business. If the mood struck him, and if he found
it would enrich his life, he might sell himself to the college
as a guest lecturer. ^ j •
Two unexpected situations Mr. McClure has found in
his college town which he insists not be identified are pro
fessors’ waves and snobbery.
Many professors marry rich wives. In an $8,000 a year
town he expected to find hou.ses selling for $16,000 up to
$24,000. But on the ravines in town he found $32,000 jobs
designed by architects and paid for by rich waves. Just up
the street he found a good many $28,000 tri-levels that
had been bought out of the professors’ salaries and a 25-
year loan. These professors, you see, stay at home a lot.
They like good homes. They may walk to cla.sses every day,
and eat hamburgers for Sunday dinner, but they have good
The second problem encountered was a certain amount
of intellectual snobbery. In a college town, w'here doctor’s
degrees are as common as turnips, you really should have
belonged to just the right fraternity in just the right univer
sity back in 1921. Some of the professors you run into at
Mrs. Henderson’s tea will ask you if you did . . . you can
pass it off, of course, and the best way to do it is to adopt
the ‘son’ approach. You earned a pay check through the
1920’s and the depression. And what was the young profes
sor doing at that time . . . ?”
Mr. and Mrs. McClure are happy w'ith their choice.
They say a small college town has more of the desirable
qualities of a city than other types of small towns, and that
you never feel you’re living in the backwoods because lec
turers, concerts, plays and celebrities are constantly ap
pearing on the campus.
This all goes to prove my point. That all alumni should
settle in Brevard after retiring. Here we may have some of
the snobbery, but none of the rich wife stuff, Whv I even
get along on $110.!
-FROM PAGE ONE-
-FROM PAGE ONE-
Huge Crowd Is
Two faults were noted with this
production. Mary Sue Drum is be
coming stereotyped as an elderly,
sophisticated lady. She is a most
promising young actress and cer
tainly deserves an opportunity to
portray another type of role. The
seating capacity was terrible. Only
The dress for the dance will be
formal. However, a dark suit will
be appropriate in case of distress.
Therefore, if you have lately pour
ed coffee or champagne on your
tux — come in a dark suit. Ladies
should come formal.
On page 4 is a blueprint of the
. I college as pro,iected by hopeful
one fourth of the student body i supporters of the college. By stu-
could attend because of the limit-1 dving this blueprint and then care-
ed space. The first fault, I am | fully observing the building pro-
sure, will be rectified and will the i gram here on campus, you may de-
r. A. Jones Construction Company i termine the progress being made—
please hurry with our new Campus i and the progress which is sadly
Center Building! 1 lacking.
THE CLARION STAFF
INTERCOLLEGIATE PRESS MEMBER
Editor Donald Gentry
Staff gyg Drum, Tom Higgins
Layout McCall, Volet Lindsey
Exchange Patty Curto, Joyce Allison
Photographer Roland Peacock
Advertising Jerry Brady, Audrey Honeycut
Advisor _ -,r -r-,
Mrs, H. W, Sigmon