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The clarion : the Brevard College weekly. online resource (None) 1935-current, October 17, 1969, Image 1

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THE CLARION THE VOICE Of BREVARD COLLEGE STUDENTS Volume XXXVII BREVARD COLLEGE, BREVARD, N. C., OCTOBER 17, 1969 Ni>mi)er 7 Proposal Of $2.5 Million Is Made To BC Trustees A proposal presented to the Trustees of Brevard CoUeg'e this morning called for a goal of “at least two and one half- million dollars' to be raised by 1975.” The recommendation was made by President Robert A. Davis at a gathering of the Trustees and the money would be used primarily for endow ment. The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees got under way Thursday evening with a dinner in the A. G. Myers din ing Hall. Entertainment was provided by students from the College’s Music Department. In a special release to the Clarion prior to today’s meet ing with the Trustees, President Davis said that he would pro pose that at least two million dollars of the money be used for endowment. This would mean an increase in teacher’s salaries, scholarships, etc. He said that the balance of such funds up to $500,000 would be used for capital expansion as determined by the Trustees. Planning Committee Another recommendation that the President made to the Board was for the organiza tion of a long-range planning commitee to evaluate the pres ent plans for the next five to ten years for the college. Such projections and plans should include financial needs, build ing needs, curriculum develop- ment_ gro^h in enrollment and other appropriate areas. Another recommendation was for the purchasing of a new student activities bus since one of the current buses has become inoperable. The President also recommen ded that the name of the Dun ham Building be returned to its former name, “Dunham Music Center.” This is the name stat ed on the building plaque and is appropriate now that the art department is housed separate ly. Brevard College Participates In National Demonstration PERFORMER HEDY WEST Appalachian Mountain Festival To Appear In Concert Tuesday The Appalachian Mountain Festival, a troupe of indigen ous mountain musicians, will be presented in concert at Bre vard College on Tuesday as part of the college’s general cultural program. This exciting production is in its third year of touring col leges and communities through out the Appalachian region. The festival features a unique diversity of performers and grassroots music presented, in cluding un-accompanied bal lads, fiddle tunes, buck danc ing, sacred songs, white moun tain blues, country and blue- grass music, as well as topical Eongs from the 20th century southern mountains. Performers featured on the program will include Hedy West, a young banjo player and ballad singer from the mountains of North Georgia, and Alice and Hazel, one of the few accomplished bluegrass and oletime country groups in the nation. Other performers will be Red Parham and Bill McElreath. Parham is a cham pion clog dancer and banjo picker, while McElreath sings and plays the guitar and mouth narp at the same time. Frank George, fiddler, hammer and dulcimer placer, rounds out the cast of the festival. While at Brevard, members members of the Festival’s cast Will hold an informal workshop at 4:00 p. m. in room 118 of the McLarty - Goodson Class room Building. The concert will be held in the auditorium of the Dunham Fine Arts Cen ter at 6:30 p.m. New Building Nears Completion The new McLarty - Goodson Classroom Building, in use for over six weeks, is still in the stages of final completion. Fi nal landscaping work was com pleted Tuesday, and college of ficials hope that grass will in before winter. Still not completed is the foreign language lab, which of ficials hope will be ready in two weeks. Furniture for the Learning Lab and completion of the projection room are still under discussion. Brevard Col lege Chairman of Social Stud ies, Mr. Louis Miles, is plan ning* to obtain paintings to beautify the halls of the build ing. The building, which is to be dedicated next spring in con junction with the Trustees meeting and inauguration of President Davis, has already received praise from numerous members of the college com munity ,and with its final com pletion should be a great asset to Brevard College. By RONNIE SMITH ‘Peace be with you,” said the young man who stood in front of the crowded classroom. He had a beard, and on his left arm he wore a wide, black arm band. He stood in front of a group of students who had con verged to have a discussion on the Viet Nam War. Most of the students had strong convictions about the war and many were against it. Many of them wore the black arm band in a silent tribute of those men who have fallen there. Behind the young man, drawn in chalk, was the now universal hippie sign for peace. Who was this man? Was he an outside agitator who had come to the Brevard College scene to stir up trouble, riots, and protests against the war? This is very doubtful since his name is Mr. John Setzer and since he is presently employed by Brevard College as a religion professor. Mr. Setzer was pre siding in a meeting students who were interested in the de velopments of the war and in the possibilities of peace in Southeast Asia. “We are concerned vitally, at gut level, and we want to say so,” said Mr. Setzer. The meeting was held in con junction with a national mora torium that was held Wednes day in colleges and universities concerning the war. At many colleges, the names of former students or sons of various states who had lost their lives in the war were read. A special “Prayer For Peace” was held in the Methodist Church across from the campus. Setzer later discussed the morality of the war, which is a basis for withdrawal present ed by many people. “The issue of Viet Nam is a moral issue ... It is an immoral war.” He went on to explain this to mean that the Vietnam issue is one that should be studied, but the department and Mr. L. W. Cod- reason for fighting the war is ey. Mr. Duggins spoke on the not moral. history required to formulate a valid opinion concerning the Other faculty members that war, and Mr. Godey spoke on spoke to the students were Mr. the scientific aspects of the Victor Duggins of the history war, Pfeiffer College President Is United Nations Speaker Dr. Jack J. Early, president of Pfeiffer College, will be the featured speaker at United Na tions Day observances on the campus of Brevard College Thursday. The UN Day observance is an annual event on the Brevard campus and is open to the pub lic. Dr. Early will speak at 8:00 p. m. in the auditorium of the Dunham Fine Arts Cen ter. A concert presented by the College Wind Ensemble will precede the meeting at 7:30 p. m. Dr. Early will address the gathering on the subject of “A Plan for Peace.” Prior to ac cepting the presidency of Pfeiffer College, he served for eleven years as president of Dakota Wesleyan College, Mit chell, South Dakota. A native of Corbin. Ken tucky, he received the B.A. de gree from Union College, the M.A. and Ed. D degrees from the University of Kentucky, and the B.D. from Lexington Theological Seminary. He was awarded the Litt. D. degree from Dakota Wesleyan upon his resignation at the Methodist- related institution in June of 1969. Dr. Early has held several pastorates, and served as a representative in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1952- 54. During the 1954-55 academic year, he served as assistant to the president and dean of the faculty at Athens College. Athens, Alabama. During 1955- 56, he was a religious news commentator for WLAP in Lex ington, Kentucky. In 1956, he accepted a posi tion as vice - president and dean of the college at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleas ant, Iowa, a position he held until his election to the persi- dential office at Dakota Wes leyan in 1958. Dr. Early has held numerous positions in educational, civic, fraternal and religious organ ization, including his election as a commissioner for the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Com mission on Colleges and Uni versities, and president of the South Dakota Association of Colleges and Universities. DR. JACK J. EARLY

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