North Carolina Newspapers

    THE HIGHLANDER
VOL. 3
ASHEVILLE, N. C., DECEMBER 6, 1937
No. 3
TO PRESENT “COSMETIC ATMOSPHERE”
Drama Written by Hendersonville
Youth
SELF HELP CLUB
ORGANIZED
STEVFNSON BEGINS WEEKLY TALKS
OVER STATION WWNC
The Masqueteers will present “Cos
metic Atmosphere” in the college audi
torium Friday, December 10, at eight-
fifteen p. m.
The delightful three-act comedy was
written by George Tidd, Jr. of Hen
dersonville and was originally present
ed by Wilbur K. “Pop” Morgan at the
Student Theatre in Asheville three
years ago.
This production will be the first
stage presentation of the dramatic chib
this semester. Present plans call for
the show to be taken on tour to various
schools in and around Asheville. The
tour will begin sometime in January.
In the play, Jonathan Thackeray
Jones, the agent of an advertising and
sales promotion company, high-pres-
sures H. Wellington Bedford, president
of the Bedford Cosmetic Company, in
to signing a contract turning over the
management of the company to the
agency. Jones renames the company
“The Sta-Kist Corporation”, and pro
ceeds to assume dictatorial manage
ment of the company, to the bewilder
ment of Bedford and his secretary,
Ap-ne? Feot-V'-rl'y fun incieases
when Jones “falls” for Doris Bedford,
the niece of H. Wellington. The play
continues in a fast moving, rollicking,
humorous manner, without a dull mo
ment, until the final curtain.
“Cosmetic Atmosphere” will be with
out a doubt one of the most entertain
ing comedies ever presented by the
Biltmore College dramatic group. The
play has been in rehearsal for sometime
and is rapidly taking shape.
Students and members of the faculty
of Biltmore College will be given free
tickets to the performance.
MISS FLANNERY WINS
C IT IZ E N - TIM E S
ADVERTISING PRIZE
Miss Felice Flannery, a student of
Biltmore College, won second prize in
an advertising contest, sponsored by the
Asheville Citizen-Times, by submitting
the correct set of answers, presented in
an original manner.
Her entry was in the form of zig-zag
flashes eminating from a radio tower,
surrounded by mountains, with the
correct answers placed at the ends of
the flashes. The scene was done in
water colors.
Miss Flannery has won many other
contests. She said in effect that if sht
could obtain the correct answers sbe
■could usually concoct a novel way cf
presentation. In regards to the Citizen-
Times contest, she said that this was
the hardest contest that she had ever
entered.
Bill Horton was elected permanent
chairman of the Self Help Club, which
was organized at Biltmore College
several weeks ago. Horton has served
as temporary chairman since the or
ganization was founded. Eileen Smith
was named secretary of the group in
the meeting of the club held Wednes
day afternoon, November 24.
Howard Charnock was appointed
chairman of the rules committee. He
will select the other two members of
the committee who will work with him
in drawing up the constitution and by
laws for the group. It was Charnock,
together with Aubrey Dicus, who
originated the idea of forming a Self
Help Club at Biltmore College.
The club was formed for the pur
pose of enlisting the interest of the col
lege faculty and the community in a
project which they believe will be worth
while both to themselves and to their
employers.
Members of the organization will
speak before the various civic clubs in
AbiicAiie ror the purpose of informing
the business men or the existence and
aims of the club. Bill Horton spoke
to the Rotary Club Wednesday after
noon just before the last meeting of the
club, and Burton Kinney is scheduled
to make ta'ks to the Kiwanis and Ex
change Clubs. Owen Wright will
speak to the Cosmic club next Thurs
day.
Charter members of the club are:
Howard Charnock, Aubrey Dicus,
Owen Wright, Bill Horton, Burton
Kinney, Lucile Tandy, Mildred Coxe,
Tom Dougherty, Wilma Dykeman,
Pinkney Groves, Jr., George Smith,
Eileen Smith, Lynne Holcombe, and
Earline McCurry.
Dr. E. R. Mann is the faculty ad
viser of the club.
OUTSTANDING MAGA
ZINES INCLUDED
IN LIBRARY
Students who wish literary enjoy
ment during their spare hours will find
the Biltmore Library an interesting
place nowdays. The faculty has added
to the adequate list of reference books
several of the outstanding magazines
of the country. Those magazines nov/
available to the students are The State,
Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Fortune,
Time, Saturday Evening Post Science
News Letter, Scientific American,
Scribner’s. The Neiv Yor\ Times’
Sunday edition may be found there
also.
Any suggestions for other magazines
may be referred to Miss Bryan.
A
J. J. Stevenson
POPULARITY CONTEST
NOMINATIONS TO
BE MADE
The Highlander is requesting nomi-
popula' boy and girl in Biltmore Col
lege. The conte*:t is for the pu'pose of
raising funds tor the newspaper by
charging the small sum of one cent per
vote. As many votes may be cast as
the students wish. For the present t!ie
votes may be given to Andrew Sutton
and Jimmy Keith. The nominations
are open to any one, and all during the
course of the contest and the progress
of the nominees will be shown on the
bulletin board. The Contest will end
at twelve o’clock December the 10th,
and the winning boy and girl will be
announced at the production of “Cos
metic Atmosphere” that night.
Enter your contestant NOW! Back
him to the end and help us put the
Highlander over. Show us how much
SCHOOL SPIRIT the Biltmore stu
dents have!
LARGE PERCENTAGE
OF STUDENTS
ON HONOR ROLL
In commenting on the honor roll,
Mr. Lloyd spoke as follows:
“The members of the faculty arc
pleased to note that the work of the
first eight weeks this year has been
much better on the average than that
of the same period last year. It is,
however, not yet nearly as good as we
believe it can be and as we hope it
will be in the near future. Quite a
number of our students are working
considerably below their capacity, and
we know that they will not find their
school life nearly as happy as it might
be as long as this is true. Some names
are missing from the honor roll that
should be there, and some ought to he
higher on the list than they are.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Decem
ber 1, J. J. Stevenson, professor of his
tory and government in the college, be
gan a series of broadcasts over station
WWNC, dealing with historical sub
jects of universal interest. The general
title of the program is “Today’s Anni
versary”.
The subject of Professor Stevenson’s
first p'rogram was the activities of
Baron Von Stubbin in aiding General
George Washington win the Revolu
tionary War. Few Americans know of
the important part this interesting
Prussian, who had served in the armies
of Frederick the Great, played in the
winning of American Independence.
The purpose of the talks is to in
crease the general educational value of
Biltmore College as well as to supplv a
definite entertainment feature. The
program will cover topics in history,
politics, music, and other fields of
general interest. The time of the pro
gram is 4:45 every Wednesday.
Professor Stevenson is the oldest man
in point of service at Biltmore, having
come to the school the second year ol
its operation. Always has he been one
Ol uic li.osL ureicss workers in tne in
terest of the school, particularly when
the going has been rough. For many
years he served as bursar and gave ex
tra time to such activities as public
speaking, music, and debating.
Professor Stevenson received the B.D.
degree from Emory University, and for
two years preached in the Methodist
Conference in South Carolina. Coti-
cluding that his greatest opportunity
for service lay in the field of education,
he entered the University of South Car-
' olina and received his M. A. degree.
Previously he had received the A. B.
degree at the same school. c
I In addition to his school work, Pro
fessor Stevenson is active in the affairs
' of the Central Methodist Church, hav
ing recently been made a Steward. He
is married and lives in Broadview Park.
“Today’s Anniversary” was a syndi
cated column, having been run
several papers in West Virginia.
m
BILTMORE COLLEGE
HONOR ROLL
ALL “A’S”
Felice Flannery, Margaret Starnes,
Christine Ponder, George Caldwell,
Tom Reynolds.
BETWEEN A AND B
Hoyt Acker, Jr., Harriet Allen,
Robert Campbell, John Carpenter, Jack
Crawford, Iris Crownover, Tom
Dougherty, Joseph Duncan, Wilma
Dykeman, Bill Horton, Jo Jones, Bur
ton Kinney, Clarence McCall, Hurley
McIntosh, J. V. Parker, Grady Reagan,
Jr., Ida Rosen, Phillip Sales, Seymour
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