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A Weekly Publication of Brevard College
BREVARD COLLEGE, BREVARD, N. C., APRIL 5, 1968
COLLEGE APPOINTS NEW DEAN
The Rev. Grady H. Whicker has been appoint
ed Dean and Registrar of Brevard Colleg'e, accord
ing to an announcement released Thursday by Pres
ident Emmett K. McLarty, Jr.
Mr. Whicker is presently serving as Director of
the Counseling and Testing Department at Old Do
minion College, Norfolk, Virginia. He will assume
bis duties in Brevard July 1.
A native of Kernersville, Mr. Whicker receiv
ed the A. B. degree from High Point College and the
M. A. degree from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
He has served as an assistant pastor at Eden-
ton Street Methodist Church in Raleigh and as min
ister of Jenkins Memorial Methodist Church there.
In 1953 he was appointed Director of Public
Relations at High Point College ,where he also serv
ed as an Admissions Counselor and Alumni Secretary.
He later was appointed Director of Counseling.
Mr. Whicker left High Point to become Assist
ant to the President of Old Dominion College in 1963.
In 1966, he was appointed to his present position as
Director of Counseling and Testing at the Virginia
He is married to the former Pansy Henderson
of Jacksonville, N. C. They have four daughters.
In commenting on Mr. Whicker’s appointment,
Mr. McLarty stated, “Brevard College is unusually
fortunate to find a person with such a rich and var
ied background in college teaching and administra
tion to assume the duties of Dean of the College at
Brevard. The Whicker family will add much to the
College and to the community.”
REV. GRADY WHICKER
Glee Club Tours South Trustee Conference Is Held
By Peggy Mizell and St. Augustine, then board-
On March 23, the Brevard
■Cffllege Glee Club began their
spring holidays by boarding a
bus at 5:30 a. m. and heading
ifor Florida. The first Sitop was
Jacl?sonville wihere the singers
performed at the Arlington
Methodist Church. The group
then trav eled farther south to
Tampa where they sang at the
First Methodist Church. Before
leaving Florida., the group did
ed the bus and headed toward
Darlington, South Carolina,
wihere they sang at the Trinity
Methodist Church and also at
Dillon High School. Last stop
for the singers was Charlotte,
N. C., where they performed at
the Methodist Home, Wesley
Nursing Home, and the Hick-
cry Grove iiethodist OhurcJi.
Then the group returned to
f revard firee to spend the week-
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The annual spring meeting
of the trustees of Brevard Col
lege was held April 4. The
trustees meet two times every
year to view limprovements
made on the college campus
and to discuss various matters
By IMerrimaii Smith
WASHINGTON — (UP) —
The United States and North
Vietnam took a small but enor-
mO'Usly siignificant step Wed
nesday toward preliminary dip
lomatic discussions that could
lead to an end of the Vietnam
First, the Hanoi governmenit,
declared in a radio broadcast
its willingness to meet with
American representatives to
discuss “the unconditionail ces
sation of the United States
bombing raids and all other
acts of war against the Demo
cratic Reqiubl'ic of Vietnam so
that talks may start.”
Then President Johnson told
newsmen at the White House
he was accepting Hanoi’s offer.
He announced that the Unit
ed States “will establish contact
with the representatives of
North Vietnam. Consultations
with the government of South
Vietna mand other allies are
now taking place.”
SAIGON — (UP) — Thous
ands of U. S. Marines and
South Vietnamese infantrymen
drove toward Khe Sanh behind
columns of tanks Thursday
morning in an allied jugger
naut aimed at crushing North
Vietnamese armies who laid
seige to the fortress Jan. 21.
U.S. Air Cavalrymen poured
into the hills in swarms of hel
U.S. generals said American
air strikes, antillery power and
the 10,000 allied defenders of
Khe Sanh already had broken
the siege. They described the
big push as the second stage of
a counter offensive “to put the
enemy out of business in
South Vietnam’s northern prov
relevant to Brevard Cbllege.
Following tiheir dinner meet
ing Thursday, tihey were en
tertained by various groups. A
small group of instruimental-
ists, composed of Diane Thomp
son, Hugh Lothery, Susie Jiinet-
te, Debbie Van Sciver and Ce
cilia Hencry played percussion
and flutes for their rendition of
“'Dance of the Black Haired
Mountain Storm.” Mrs. Baribara
Daye, as the evil spinit, Nancy
Brockwell, as the mountain and
Jackie Griffith as the fairy
maiden danced amidst red
IMrs. Gertrude Beihan-na, one
of the most widely known and
most frequently heard Chris
tian women of our time, will be
guest speaker at the Brevard
College chapel program on April
10 at 7:00 P. M.
The topic of her talk will be
“God Isn’t Dead”, a message of
realism, warmth, humor and
According to her autobioigra-
phy, THE LATE LIZ, Mrs. Be
hanna was bom to rich parents
and brought up in a “too rich”
atmosphere. She knows the
tragedy of marriage difficul
ties and family life. After three
marriages and many dninks,
she tried to commit suicide but
failed even in this. This was
twenty years aigo.
After her attempt to take her
own life, she was dramatically
converted to Christ, and since
that t'm.e she has devoted her
life to telling her story. Her
purpose is to inspire others to
seek God as the answer to their
Last year, Mrs. Behanna
made over a thousand talks,
traveling extensively to deliver
them. She spoke in Japan and
Okinawa, and has recently re
turned from Great Britain
wihere she spoke to university
students and faculty there.
Mrs. Behanna speaks at col
leges, seminaries, prep schools.
lights to this piece.
Mrs. Doris Potts gave the
trustees hiigihlights of the ma
rine ecology trip to the Ba
hamas taken by Brevard stud
ents during Christmas. Sihe also
discussed plans for anoither
trip this summer.
The Madrigal Singers sang
several pieces for the trustees.
Five of the SNEA mpr.’bcr.s
and theiir siponsor, Mr, T'Vni ",
left yesterday for a ■ >.
in Charlotte. The r"se of
the antial meeting : o' 'I
The group con'jis: nf Kathy
Van Netta, presic' M*^, Diar ■
Johnson, Beth Rowe, Jacki-
Lawinig and Mark Philips. Jack
ie and Mark are Mr. and Miss
Representatives for the Bre
vard chapter and will be recog
nized Saturday night.
Saturday the situdents will
enjoy exihibits on teacher aid.
a speaker Saturday night, and a
The girls are staying at the
heme of Jackie Lawiing and the
men in a hotel. They will re
turn on Sunday.
The CLARION staff wishes
to express deep regrei s to
the family of assistant c ;l!ege
store manager Mrs. L. vern
MeCaP. wihoise home was re
cently destroyed by fire. The
fire occurred the ever' : of
April 1, but the fami' : ,;n-
aged to save many o‘' their
jails, service clubs, hi" ''; ^'hcols,
churches and AA me' 'ngs.
In addition to her story
being told in her Ir k, Mrs.
Behanna has made ' number of
radio and teilevi^'on appear
ances. She has sc \ oral
appearances as a ‘ oa tihe
Mike Douglas shov/.
stop !n such ci*‘ies as Daytona
CICMPI - WITHERS DUO
Last lVionc;?,y and 'lOiiesday nights witnessed
noted concert duo of Ciornpi and With-ors on
tiie Brevard campus. The frjned pair performed
involved composition^ as Sonata in G major,
30, 6o. 3, and Fantasia in C major, Op. 159.
■•■he duo’s appearance at BC was the fourth in a
®eiies of varied Lyceum programs this year, and
the final 'program to be presented this semes-
ter. The performance was sponsored by the Bre-
vard Mutual Concert Association.