The Weaver Pep
- WEAVER COLLEGE, WEAVERVILLE, N. C., DECEMBER, 18, 1928.
GREETINGS FROM THE PEP
HONOR BRIGHT IS
A GREAT SUCCESS
The Cliosophic and Euterpian Lit
erary' Societies presented their play,
“Honor Bright” in the college chapel
on ;M)C)nda:y ■ evening; December 17th.
The play had been scheduled for Fri
day, December lt4h, but in deference
to the first basketball game played in
the new Weaverville High School
gynmasium it was postponed. It is
agreed that this play was one of the
best dramatic performances ever
given at the college.
Miss Eleanor Trowbridge who
played the title role has pleased Wea
ver audiences on previous occasions.
Here she displayed her usual charm
and grace in a rather difficult part.
Miss Trowbridge’s skill in character
portrayal is undisputed.
Mr. William Pruett who played op
posite’ as young Dick Barrington is
new to Weaver audiences, but his art
istic interpretation of a young man in
a dilemma deserves high praise.
The part of the bishop, Dick’s uncle
was admirably played by Mr. Hugh
Rogers. As poet and musician he won
the admiration of his audience.
The role of his blunt but gooU-
hearted wife Peggy, was taken by
JUNIORS MAKING GOOD
IN WEAVER COLLEGE
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MISS SMITH GOOD DIRECTOR
PLAYS GREAT SUCCESS
It is a well known fact that Wea
ver College has established an envi
able reputation for itself in the de
partment of dramatic art. Friends
of the institution say they look for
ward to the presentation of a college
play with eager anticipation. This
reputation for a high standard of per
formance which is consistently main
tained in all our college plays is in
large part due to the able coaching of
the Director of Plays, Miss Lucile
For the past two years Miss Smith
has directed all college plays. She
has had training and experience to
fit her for this position and is herself
an excellent reader. She is possessed
of a forceful, winning personality and’
holds the love and respect of all her
students. Her youthful spirit and tre
mendous energy are great factors in
her success as a Dramatic coach. She
has the happy faculty of being able
to bring out latent talent in actors
whose possibilities seemed slight.
The average onlooker at a play sees
only the finished performance and does
not consider the hours of time and
the amount of labor previously put in
to perfect the production. Both in
stage setting and in interpretation of
character the plays directed by Miss
Smith have always delighted audi
ences at Weaver College.
What’s the matter with the Jun
iors? They are all right. Who’s all
right? The Juniors.
Many compliments have been
awarded the present Junior Class of
Weaver College throughout the past
quarter by hte faculty and many other
interested persons. It seems that the
class, as a whole, has made a fine im
pression with their work, with their
co-operation in the various activities
of the school, and with their college
attitude and college spirit. They are
probably the youngest group of stu
dents that ever attended the school,
but they are proving themselves to
be an industrious and intelligent class.
Everyone appears to be in school for
business. Our dean, Mr. Duncan says
that, of course there are a few jun
iors who are not getting all that they
can out of attending Weaver College,
but that the class, as a body is doing
’mportance of hard studying.
The deportment of the juniors is
exceedingly high. The faculty has yet
to deal with any misconduct. The stu
dent council has had little trouble in
getting the juniors to co-operate with
them in obeying the rules governing
the dormintory and campus.
Rumor has it that the members of
the present junior class are of better
conduct than those of any other class
in the recent history of the college.
President Trowbridge states that he
has a most favorable impression of
the junior class. He thinks it is not
only the largest Freshman class in the
recent history of the college, but that
t also averages higher than any other
in preparation, in earnestness, in
compliance with college regulations,
and in general courtesy. It has no bet
ter members as leaders than previous
classes, but apparently, there are
fewer shirks and no lawless and un
Come on Juniors, let us show our
appreciation for these compliments.
good work and seems to realize the~S>Bt us wear our hatbands tight, and
not praise ourselves for being compli
mented. Let us strive, only the harder,
to be worthy of the praise awarded.
ANNUAL NEARS COMPLETION I GRADUATES TO WEAR GOWNS
Everything connected with the an
nual has been completed and the an-
jiual dummies and all copy sent to
the press. The printing this year is
being done by the Knoxville Litho
The. delivery of the annual on
April 1, is assured since everything
has been sent in this early.
The Library has been a busy place
the past two weeks since students of
the English I classes have been look
ing up material for term themes. The
Librarian welcomes inquiries from the
students and is glad to give informa
tion regarding material on any sub
ject. Weaver College has an excep
tionally good library for a school its
size and students are invited to make;
use of its many worth-while books.
Your attention is called to recent
acquisitions from the Cokesbury Press
—“The Kingdom of Liove,” by Blanche
Carrier; “Christ and the New Wo
man,” by Clovis G. Chappell; “Chris
tianity’s Contribution to Civilization,”
by Chas. D. Eldridge; “The House of
Happiness,” by Bruce S. Wright.
These books furnish valuable and in
teresting reading to the college stu
dent. It was a wise man who said,
“Learning maketh a man fit company
! The Senior class at a recent meet-
I ing decided to wear gowns for the
I commencement exercises. These
j gowns are of a light .gray color and
I the Seniors will wear them during the
I Vv'hole week.
In the past no gowns have been
worn, but having them will add more
dignity to the Seniors in their last
hours in the Junior college.
These gowns are being secured by
,special arrangement with E. R. Moore
Company, Chciago, 111.
, DELPHIAN AND MNEMOSYEAN
i LITERARY SOCIETIES HOLD
' JOINT MEETING
On Tuesday evening, December 11,
the Mnemosynean and Delphian Lit
erary Societies held a joint meeting.
A very interesting program was pre
After the program a short business
session was held, Mr. Kenneth Vinson
being elected Delphian representative
to the College Council, Mr. Hershel
Hipps and Mr. Earl Morgan represen
tatives to the Debate Council. Miss
Evelyn Bradshaw was elected reporter
to the PEP for the Mnemosyneans.
After the program delicious fruit
salad and hot chocolate were served
by the refreshment committee which
consisted of Glennie Coman, Margaret
Michael, A. J. Carr, and Jimmie Stab
The Patsy, a comedy ty Barry
Conners, was presented b^ the Dial-
phian and Mnemosynean Literary So
cieties on November 19. This was one'
of the most delightful plays; ever
given at Weaver College.The cast
was exceptionally good and the play
a big success.
The leading part was played' by
Miss Olive Jones. As a witty, spir
ited, though much imposed-on younger
sister, she captivated all hearts. Miss
Jones has unusual dramatic talent,
and the interpretation of her role was
charming. Her acting won high praise
from an appreciative audience.
As a high-strung nervous mother.
Miss Ruth Hansen (Mrs. Harringtcn)
displayed great ability. Her trans
formation from a querulous, nagging
woman to a dutiful wife gave rise to
many humorous situations.
The part of Bill Harrington, Patsy’s
father and pal, was admirably taken
by Mr. Dan Lawson. His perform
ance of a difficult role won merited
Miss Bernice Avett as Grace Har-
I'ington gave a graceful and spirited
interpretation of the role of the sel
fish, society-loving, older sister.
Mr. William Zimmerman has been
before in college plays and always
gives a consistently fine performance.
As Tony, the discarded suitor, who
gives to Patsy scientific lessons in
the art of ensnaring unsuspecting
heroes, then blindly falls into his own
trap, he won a sympathetic hearing.
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Among- the Students
The flu epidemic, which has been
sweeping' over North Carolina for the
past two weeks made no exception
when Weaver College came into its
path. It is reported that the “flu
started its flight,” in Crutchfield Hall
just after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here, about half the girls have taken
to their beds- in succession. The boys’
of Skinner Hall attributed its begin
ning to the “weaker sex,” but it seems
that the boys have suddenly grown
“weak,” also. The classes have found
the sickness a great obstacle in their
pre-holiday rush. The teachers’ roll
books show that an average of about
one-third of the students have been
absent. The thing that seems queer
to the students is the fact that no
teacher has been absent from any
class. Many of the students whom the
disease first attacked are back and
have resumed their work. Everyone
hopes that the “flu will stop its flight”
without more victims. Let’s hope it’s