THE HIGHLANDER, BILTMORE COLLEGE, ASHEVILLE, N. C.
Editor-in-chiej — James B. Keith, Jr.
'\nriPtAi „ WiLMA DyKEMAN
Associate Business Managers
Pinkney Groves and Robert Campbell
Faculty Advisers —
TIarriet Allen, Lucy Carland, Eileen Smith,
Bii.l Beakly, Angus Kelly
Miss Bryan and Mr. Roberts
EDITORIAL No. 3
“I RENOUNCE WAR”
“I renounce war. 1 renounce war because of what it does to our men. I
have seen them coming gassed from the front line trenches. I have seen the
long, long hospital trains filled with their mutilated bodies. I have heard the
cries of the crazed and the prayers of those who wanted to die and who could
not; and I remember the maimed and ruined men for whom the war is not
“I renounce war because of what it compels us to do to our enemies, bon\b-
ing their mothers in villages, starving their children by blockades, laughing over
our coffee cups over every damable thing we are able to do to them.
“I renounce war for ts consequences, for the lies it lives on and propogates,
for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in the place of
democracy, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
“I renounce war and never again, directly or indirectly, will I sanction, or
support another! O Unknown Soldier, in penitent reparation, I make you that
pledge.” —Harry Emkrson Fosdick.
Lack of interest will kill a project very, very quickly. With this in mind
our business man or promoter of any sort strives to enforce interest in his ideas
,l)y instilling in the minds of his employees a sense of loyalty and love-for the
cause. In our school, we have several phases of extra-curricular activities which
arc fast lading because wc do not support them. These activities seem needless
tf) >is now, perhajis; but, they are one of the best methods of training that we
could have. True, we need to study our lessons and learn what our predecessors
did; but, we do not take advantage of the projects offered us so that we might
ap’ply that knowledge gained to. some practical purpose. Many of us
profess to be of the literary trend, yet our two literary publications suffer greatly
Irom lack of material, because evidently, we do not w'ant to exercise our privi
lege of writing for them. Our football team was a collosal “flop” because we
did not see fit to lend it our support, either physically or morally. Basketball
season is drawing near, and we are fearful of this, too, following the path of the
rest ol our extra-curricular activities. There is no way of enforcing interest in
these activities. We cannot be fired because we fail to be loyal to that which
is ours. We merely die in complete oblivion of the many opportunities of prac
tical training that we are letting escape us.
I have heard it said that criticism is
America’s favorite pastime. Jusdy so,
say I. How else can we express o’..ir
opmion of others actions, ideas or
works.? Opinions of others are often
sought by people with new ideas.
Criticism is especially useful in deal
ing with politics and politicians. Those
in power in our government are sup
posed to be carrying out the wishes of
the people, and if they are not criti
cized for some action of theirs, they
naturally think that the public ap
This is also true in the case of the
President, although some people do not
agree. A person said to me recently,
1 do not think it is fair to criticize the
President; he is doing his best.” That
is not the point. The point I am try-
.ng to stress is that when he makes a
nistake, people should let him know.
Otherwise, he cannot be expected to
xnow what they want.
I am not referring to this particular
President any more than to his pre
decessors, for they all have made mis
takes at one time or another and all
have done much good, too. Some peo
ple have an idea that the President
jhould not be criticized no matter what
he does; that he is to be held in rev
erence. But, after all, he is only an
other human being and merely because
,ie has gained a high place in the gov
ernment and is respected by many peo
ple is no reason to think that he has
left behind all human faults.
The use of the right to criticize has
kept America out of much trouble m
the past and will continue to do so in
the future, if used in the right places
and at the right time.
December 6, 19U
TIME AND SUCCESS
Time lost is knowledge lost. He who said that it is fashionable to be late
probably missed some of the best of the program. Even though you do see the
whole play when you walk into the theater in the middle of the picture, you
often miss the whole point of the story. If you get into the church after the
organ has begun to play, you miss that beautiful processional. When you are
late to class, you miss minutes of valuable information that may come in handy
at some future date. Let us say that you miss the lesson assignment. Of course,
it is very easy to ask your fellow student to give it to you after class; but, he
will not be able to explain exactly what the instructor wanted. He may be
exact in his statement of the assignment in words, but it is very possible for him
to make it meaningless to you without the correst emphasis on the important
questions to be taken up in the next day’s work. Back work is never completely
and adequately made up. If you lose a minute of time now in your period of
training, you may have lost days or even years in your future life.
NOTHING TO BE
By H. Grady Reac;an, Jr.
■‘I’ve nothing to be thankful for,” he
His shoulders drooping and his eyes
“I’m tired and hungry,” his voice was
“To-night I won’t have even a bed.
I can find no work, no food, no rest.
There are holes in my shoes, my clothes
are in rags.
Thanksgiving! Ha, what a joke!” and
dropped his head.
Nothing to be thankful for.? Why.
He can walk, and he can speak.
His eyes are open and he can see
All the beauties that about him lie.
And, above all, God on high His
Watch doth keep, and under His
Wing all is well, and peace is nigh.
The boys of Biltmore College are in
deed grateful for the installation of rua-
ning water in the boy’s lavoratory. We
feel that the edition has greatly in
creased the sanitary conditions. We ap
preciate the cooperative spirit exhibited
by the faculty and school system.
By Mischief-Making Mary
Hi there, everybody; Here it is the
Thanksgiving season again and good
ole Mary would like to say that she is
thankful we have so many lil boys and
girls who make gossip. And here
goes . . .
On what mountain, on what night,
did Helen Chambers and “Corky” have
a rendezvous and what tactics did
Helen use in getting “Corky’s” coat?
or maybe just the sleeve.?.? . . . Jack
Crawford is blossoming forth this year
into a regular Romeo. Those Frosh
girls were getting rather pestiferous in
asking who he is . . . What a picture
we gave them . . . Whose talks on
gambling will certainly be of little use
if he continues to teach our youthful
manhood how to play porker? Tut!
Tut! Mr. L Hummn! Those Iris
(Crownover) eyes are smilin’ at what
Wiltmore lad.? . . . Our nominee for
freshman Casanova is Master Leroy
Love. But, ah, with such a (gl)amor
ous surname, what could be expected r
. . . Christine Ponder refused her ad
dress to what very persistent pursuer.?
Madame X certainly did a nice piece of
sluething to get Christine’s name for
this column, don’t you think.?
We dedicate to the “impossible be
come possible” an entire paragraph of
our column. It seems that the puppy
in this love is growing into a pretty
healthy dog. EXTRA! Clarence Mc
Call has an old flame attending school
over here this year. They have gone
together for years before this and . . .
well, you know the song, “An Old
Flame Never Dies”.
Who? Yes, who was J. D. Howeil
attentively sauntering up town with the
other day.? . . . Bill Hendricks is the
double heart throb of what two
femmes.? Just a hint; they are sopho
mores. Bill has a bright future. Oh
yeah! . . . What teacher said the other
day that a year was too long to have
to wait on the one he (or she) loved.?
Whew! Hot stuff, eh.? ... We hear
that Nina Williams had a proposal the
other day. Of what.?? . . . Strange
letters have been floating around school
lately; Bill Beakley can explain . . .
And who writes notes to a certain girl
for Steve Abernathy.? Some billy-do-
ings My! My! . . . What boy almost
made scientific history when he med
dled with an experiment Dr. Mann was
performing, regarding the turning of
We hear that the students are given
credit for “hatching up” faculty affairs.
Well, definitely we are told that the
students had nothing to do with an in
teresting “case” a few years ago. And
say, girls, maybe the faculty can
manage their own. There are plenty
of student “affairs” lacking.
Of all the girl students flocking
around the biology prof, which girl
was accused of hanging around him
all the time.?
Just why did Pat Pollard go to
Atlanta? Well, tha’s all, folks.