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PAGE TWO THE CLARION October 17, 1969
Freedom Of Speech
The largest single effort of the American peo
ple in the last decade in voicing their opinion con
cerning a natiofial issue was performed Wednesday.
It was the observing of what will go down in Ameri
can history books as Moratorium Day, 1969,.
The object of the vast demonstration was that
of 'protesting or supporting the war in Viet Nam. The
majority of the gatherings concerning the war were
peaceful although most of the demonstrations were
against the war effort.
i The object of the Moratorium was to use the
Oarge number of college students in one vast demon
stration against the war. But it got out of hand.
Joining the college students, who were out in
force, were people of all ages, all races, and all re
ligious denominations. There were housewives,
bankers, ex-soldiers, and governmental leaders.
Many of the demonstrations consisted of the
reading of names of Americans who had died in
Southeast Asia for the war cause. At many points
across the nation, candles were burned in a silent
vigil against the war.
At Brevard College, as was done at other col
leges and universities, there was a discussion on the
United States’ involvement in Viet Nam.
We are glad to see that the people of the United
States are still mindful of their rights of free speech,
and we are glad that we live in a society that permits
this to happen. We are not sure of the results of
Moratorium Day 1969, only time will tell, but his
tory will record that we voiced opinions on a contro
versial subject without fear.
Trustees Work Hard
starting yesterday, the Brevard College campus
has been the scene of a vast number of new visitors.
These men and women, many of whom have travel
ed many miles, ai’e the membei's of the Brevard Col
lege Board of Trustees.
Many students are unware of the vast and im
portant role that is played by the Board of Trustees.
Some are under the impression that the members of
the Board just participate in name only and feel that
to be named to the Board of Trustees of a college is
an honor and not a job.
These students are right about a few maybe,
but we are proud to say that the Board of Trustees
of Brevard College consider their job an important
one, and they dedicate a large amount of time to the
fulfilling of their duties as Board members.
We are lucky to have such a hard working or
ganization and we welcome them.
This Is Ridiculous
Library Receives Two
New, Interesting Books
The VOICE of Brevard College
Ronnie Smith - Editor-In-Chief
Bill Sizemore Advertising
Larry Lanier News Reporter
Laura Speights News Reporter
Mark Todd News Reporter
Ed Williams Cartoonist
Mrs. Ena K. Sigmon Advisor
Published weekly during the college session, with the
exception of holidays and examination periods, by stud
ents of Brevard College. The opinions expressed in this
periodical are those of the editorial board and not neces
sarily those of the College. Printed by The Transylvania
Times, North Broad Street, Brevard, North Carolina.
Two very interesting and un
usual books have been received
in the library. If you already
know about them you will add
your praises. If these’ books are
unknown to you, you will want
to read them.
The author is Danish. His
name is Karl Bjarnhof. He is
about seventy years old, began
to grow blind in childhood and
has been totally blind since he
was in his teens. He is a fa
mous cellist, having learned
his musicianship at the Rbyal
Blind Institute in Copenhagen.
The two books are memoirs,
set as fiction; about his life of
poverty in a small Danish town,
his oncoming blindness which
no one — his parents, doctors
or teachers — diasnosed or un^
derstood and, finally, about
his life at the ’"Tute”, learn
ing to become blind and hi^
ear €ckt or .. .
To whom it may concern:
Do you realize how much
work and effort went into
changing the rules of Brevard
College? Do you realize that
you as students are ruining all
of our past efforts? It took a
year of fighting to acquire
these rules that we recognize
as lenient. We would like to
keep these rules and get others
changed, such as “closing
hours.” Unless the behavior of
students improves, we will Ibse
all our hard earned priviliges,
and no more wilT be obtained.
So wake up and sober up, stud
ents. before we find ourselves
in last year’s sad situation.
friends, in, and out of, the
The subject matter is inten
sely interesting. In addition the
Iterary style is exceptional.
Danish or the translation by
Naomi Walford it is impossible
to say. Possibly it is a combi
nation on both.
Even the titles which have'
been saved until last aTe just
right for these two beautiful
books. The first (The Stars Crow
Pale) published in Denmark in
1958 and just piiblished in the
U. S. by Knopf tells of his
early childhood an the thres
hold of blindness as the stars,
literally, grow paler.
The second (The Good tight,
-960) continues his story at the
Royal Institute for the Blind
as the “good light"" grew dim
mer and dimmer and finally
For Student Center
Mr. Hardin, the Brevard Col
lege Business Manager, has
announced that bids for the
projected Student Center will
be advertised today. Also, bids
will be opened November 20
with the awarding of the con
tract scheduled for December
The final phase of the Bre
vard building expansion pro
gram will be completed during
tlie second semester of the next
school year. Consisting of two
floors, the building will offici
ally be named Sims Student
and will be located behind the
present Green Dormitory.
The building will include
student lounges, dancing room,
laundry and dry cleaning room,
office space, storage rooms, a
Tornado room, post office (ac
cessible at all hours), and a
cellege book store and grill.
The second floor will con
tain-a recreation room for in
door sports, lockers, and an ad
ditional lounge. Also included
will be a T.V. room, conference
room, and two offices, as well
as a Student Government As
sociation Room. Rounding out
the top floor will be a chapel
and study room. The total cost
,is estimated at $500,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Mario P. Perer
from the Spanish Department
attended the Nineteenth An-
nnsl Mountain Interstate For
eign Language Conference held
recently. The conference was
held' Friday and Saturday at
If you wish to attend the
General Cultural Program
No. 7, you will need to come
by the Fine Arts office some
time next week to pick up
your ticket. Bring your GCP
white ticket with you, it will
be punched and a ticket
handed you which you sign
and give to the usher on the
night of the concert. This is
for CONCERT 70 - a program
presented by four talented
Black artists - soprano, ten
or, baritone and pianist.
There will be only 350 tick
ets available for students •
first come, first served.
BY RONNIE SMITH
I was a pm-ticfpant in a: discussion recentiy con
cerning my political standing and the
ing of the various Teaderss within th-r- Uniteif btates..
It was a run-of-the-mill diifcussion, amd we were us
ing such termirrology as conservative, libera'i,. leitis ,,
rightist, dove, hawk, and. radical.
Since tfest time I Ita^e startecs' to thirrk a
bit, and the mor« I thought, the nmdder 1 got. Out
of all the ta:Ikthat went; on that day, none of us con
fessed, or boasted, to be a radicaf. I wa^s a mixture
of many tMngs, none of which saifd that f was a rad
ical. At tJte time, I was please-d to say- that f waa
not radical, but now I am ashit^med.
I, like so many 'people today, had confused the
meaning: of radical. I did nai; have e>xtremery Ion?
hair. 1 had not burned my rfraft card’. I
led demonstrations against administration buildings,
nor had I occupied other buildings and refused t>
leave. Therefore, I did not consider myself radical.
But to be radical is to support change. This i3
what I really want, as I atti sure do the vast majority
of Americans. I want to stop useless and senseless
wars. I want to stop the slaughter on highways, l
want to stop the starving in the streets in the Uwtea
States and in the ban'en lands of nations htroughout
the world. I want to stop the rise of inflation that
makes every day a little harder to live than the pre-
ceeding one. I want not only a loving America, bu
also a loving and peaceful world. .
I want change and I want it as soon as possible.
Therefore, I am a radical and I am proud of it. ^
ril see you next week.