VOL. 3 BILTMORE COLLEGE, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 21. 1938
33 Sophomores to Graduate June 2nd
1938 Graduating Glass of Biltmore Gollege
Pictured above arc Biltmore College Sophomores who will he graduated from the School at exercises to fee held in June. They' arc, First Row, left to rig/i/:
Felice Fanery, Margaret Starnes, Evelyn Hines, Velma Arial, Wilma Dykeman, IVIary Edwards, Ide Rosen, Christine Ponder, Janice Allen; Sccond Row: Robert
Steele, Clarence McCall, Fred Sale, Judson Edwards, Pinkney Groves, Douglas Kilgo, Hubert Solomon, Ray Crane, Philip Sales, George Smith; Third Roza: Wil
liam Ivey, Grover Allen, Seymour Schandler, James Stanberry, James B. Keith, Jr., Jack Crawford, Andrew Sutton, Leonard Alston, Lynne Holcombc, George Cald
well. Sophomores who were not present when the picture was taken are: Adelc Allport, Nina Williams, J. V. Parker, Jr., and Clark Totherow.
Honor Students to Speak at Graduation
Students Have Thrills At Romantic Lake Lure
Christine Ponder, Robert Steele
Chosen By Faculty; Wilma
Dykeman By Students.
Three honor students have been
chosen by the faculty and sophomore
class of Biltmore College to speak
at the commencement exercises on
Thursday, June 2, in the college au
ditorium. Miss Christine Ponder and
Robert Steele will be the faculty’s
representatives which are always se
lected on a basis of scholarship. The
work of both students has been of
such high caliber that no choice was
made between them.
Miss Wilma Dykeman was voted
the student representative by the
class. Miss Dykeman is.'the daughter
of Mrs. W. J. Dykeman of the
Beaverdam Road. She has been ac
tive in dramatics, playing the lead
in several productions of the Drama
tic Club. Being a writer of great
promise she has held numerous posi
tions on the staffs of both Bluets
and The Highlander. At present she
is co-editor of Bluets.
Miss Ponder is the daughter of
W. M. Ponder of 156 Cumberland
Circle. While a student at Biltmore
she has been active in literary work
and has held positions on the staff
of Bluets. She is a graduate of Lee
H. Edwards High School.
Steele is the son of O. C. Steele,
of 26 Normandy Road. He is presi
dent and an active member of the
Masqueteers, the College Dramatic
Club of which he was vice-president
last year. He also is a graduate of
Lee H. Edwards High School.
Thirty-two miles, or twenty-eight
as the crow flies, from the brain
storms of Biltmore College is Lake
Lure. Now, as yoii are suffering
from your sunburn and I am nursing
the corns on my toes we turn back
to last Wednesday when at various
times and in sundry vehicles, and
other forms of omnibuses we embark
ed for the above-mentioned lake.
Yes, you Jack Crawford with Mary
Edwards were really having a big
time, and James Stanberry looked
on reproachfully. And Richard Rob
erts splashing around in the H20 of
the Lake trying to garner the atten
tion of comely Iris Cronover.
But it was a life guard who proved
to be the life of the party. It was
none less than the Karl Schaffle
who had all the co-eds screaming
“HELP! HELP!—OH KARL SAVE
ME!” and all the while the bonnie
(not Wilma) lassies were standing
on the bottom.
For a while Leroy (Tarzan) Love
looked a bit like a shyster lawyer
—you know worried, but the love of
the Freshmen class was not the
Love of the picnic . . . that was left
up to Bill, the doc, Ivey who had
his one and only Tressie Mae there
to see that doc didn’t eat too much.
James Byrd Keith, known to inti
mates as the Snow White of the
campus was with his true love too
. . . well that is almost. Solomon
and Harriet Allen—Well!
Helen and Corky—Well! Well’s
and wedding bells.
Ray Crane was happy about the
whole thing . . . James Lee was mis
chievous — why you would have
thought—but no! Not that!
The asbestos paper has given out.
A pic-nic will be a pic-nic though.
Jack Shuford took the cake (and
boy, I mean the cake) when he pull
ed a Baby Snooks by borrowing
Tressie Mae’s dress to help cover his
usually well-presei’ved modesty and
took to the briny deep.
The bridge game which brought
into contact such brain-trusters as
Miss Bryan and Professor Stevenson
against Merrill, the chemist, and
Dov, the Ivey, caused some bit of
controversy as to the supremacy of
the faculty over the student-body.
Will one forget so soon the sig’ht
of Pinkney Groves with one of the
Rumor has it that Leroy Love,
Tommy Hearn, Andy Sutton, and
Ra^ Richardson were also there. As
this goes to press we have failed to
corroborate it, though.
18 Students Submit
Essays For Gontest
Eighteen students have submitted
an essay on “Jefferson Davis, States
man, Orator, and Soldier” in compe
tition for a prize of ten dollars of
fered by the D. A. R. A previous
title concerning “Tobacco In The
Old South” was discarded because
of the scarcity of material available
for a paper covering the subject
Miss Virginia Bryan, Dean of
Women, announced that the winner
will be made known on June 2, 1938.
Jefferson Davis was born in
Mississippi; later became a cadet at
West Point, United States Military
Academy, where he graduated; after
fighting Mexicans and Indians
sporadically, he returned to his
plantation in Mississippi wherein he
immediately plunged wholeheartedly
in politics . . . as a State Legislator;
and later as a United States Senator.
However, he withdrew from the
Senate when Mississippi seceded from
the Union. He was elected President
of the Confederacy. After the Civil
war he was imprisoned for several
years but later released after which
he returned to his beloved Mississippi
to die twenty-five years later a
Dean Charles A. Lloyd yesterday
issued a list of thirty-three sopho
mores who are expeected to receive
sheepskins Thursday night, June 2,
in the auditorium of Biltmore Col
The list of the prospective grad
uates are; Adele Dufour Allport, J.
Andrew Sutton, Jr., George W.
Smith, Clarence Milton McCall, Jr.,
Grover C. Allen, Janice" Louisa Al
len, Pinkney Wrae Groves,- Jr., Mary
Crafts Edwards, Bonnie Wilma Dyke
man, Ida Rosen, Christine Ponder,
Lynne Samuel Holcombe, Robert
Scott Steele, Hubert Leon Solomon,
Nina Prances Willia ns, Seymour
Schandler, Fredric Westall Sale,
Jack Crawford, Philip Neal Sales,
James V. Parker, Jr., James E. Stan
berry, Raymond Denson Crane, Wil
liam Holder Ivey, James Byrd Keith,
Jr., George Charles Caldwell, Clark
Canosa Totherow, Jr., Evelyn Hines,
Velma Gereva Arial, John Leonard
Alston, George Douglas Kilgo, John
Judson Edwards, and Felice Eliza
Mr. Charles Milton Newcomb,
noted lecturer and humoi’ist will
make the commencement address.
Mr. Newcomb’s theme has not been
made known as yet.
In addition to Mr. Newcomb’s talk,
Robert Steele and Christine Ponder,
who were honor students selected by
the faculty, will be represented by
a single speech which will be de
livered by Mr. Steele.
Miss VVilma Dykeman, as repre
sentative of the sophomore class,
will also make a brief talk.
Newcomb Will Speak
Charles M. Newcomb, noted hu
morist and lecturer, will be the com
mencement speaker at Biltmore Col
lege, Thursday, June 2, according to
information released by Dean Char
les A. Lloyd.
Mr. Newcomb holds a high repu
tation as both humorist and philoso
pher. At one time he was Professor
of Public Speaking at Ohio Wes
leyan. Mr. Newcomb has spoken be
fore a great number of audiences
all over the United States and has
been universally liked as a very in
Last fall Mr. Newcomb spoke at
the convention of the Western North.
Carolina Teachers which was held
The present home of Mr. New
comb is at Candler, N. C.
(Grant unto each his thoughts.
I ask no more).
But one of myriads that come
and go, when once I am dead, I do
not desire to live again: I shall sleep
in a heaven of earth. My body and
my soul are one—both will slumber.
Happiness is a dream; sorrow and
emptiness are infinite. Forever I am
searching for what I cannot find.
Joy sits high on the clouds, more
evancescent than the mists of morn
ing. There is an ache in beauty more
cutting than that in the grotesque.