North Carolina Newspapers

    RUTHERFORD RECTANGLE
VOL. XII
RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, N. C., NOVEMBER, 1932
No. 2
ORGANIZATION OF STUDENTS VOLUNTEER
BAND AT RUTHERFORD IS PROB
ABLE IN NEAR FUTURE
Misses Maness and Walker
Represent Movement
Representing the Student Volunteer
Movement at Davenport College,
Misses Ruth Maness and Juanita
Walker spoke to the student body,
Thursday, October 27, at the regular
chapel period urging us to organize a
Student Volunteer Band here. Miss
Maness -went back into the history of
the movement and told us how the
hearts of those youthful students at
Princeton were stirred and thrilled at
the thought of aiding or even becom
ing agencies in spreading the name of
Christ at home and abroad.
Miss Walker told us of the Student
Volunteer Institutes, past and present.
There, is according to Miss Walker,
going to be such an Institute held at
Appalachian State Teachers College
this year for this district on Saturday
and Sunday, the 19th and 20th of
November. She urged us to organize
immediately so that we might send
several representative delegates to the
Institute.
The Ministerial Band received ari in
vitation to attend this Institute from
Miss Majorie Faw, member of Student
Volunteer Band at Appalachian State
Teachers Collosre. Through the repre-
ser^^atives from Davenport, this invi
tation was extended to all interested.
The delegates are expected to arrive
at Boone by two o’clock Saturday af-
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Student Straw Vote
Sponsored Here
Prof. C. O. Cathey sponsored a straw
election vote for the student body dur
ing chapel period on Friday, October
28. Each of the 48 students of his
American History Class was given the
power to cast electoral votes repre
senting the states of the Union.
A short political combat was waged
with Jack Singletary and Wayne
Sexton speaking for the Republicans
while the Democrats held their own
through Basil Whitener and Arthur
Beard. Each speaker was allowed
five minutes. The debate waxed hot as
the student body applauded with
cheers and boos.
Willis and Ridenhour collected the
votes which showed the following re
sults:
Hoover carried 24 states with 300
electoral votes.
Roosevelt carried 24 states with 231
electoral votes.
The popular vote was as follows:
Roosevelt, 60; Hoover, 38; Upshaw,
2; Thomas, 2.
Students
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Much Progress Shown
By Newtonian Society
Much interest has been shown in the
regular work of the Newtonian Lit
erary Society. The programs have
brought to light much talent among
the new as well as old men.
A humorous program was presented
last month with great success. This
broke down the usual formal barriers
that kept so many new men from
showing what was really in them. It
is very probable that a program of
this nature- will be presented every
quarter. • .
As the first week of November
marks the end of the first quarter, new
officers will be elected soon so that
they may plan the coming quarter’s
work.
Arrangements and plans are being
made for the extensive improvement
of our hall. It is hoped that the
present drive will result in a bigger
and better society;
The Newtonians had charge of the
chapel program Wednesday, Novem
ber 2. They presented a mock trial
with fair success.
This trial was a mixture in proce
dure of the Supreme Court of the
United States and the criminal courts.
Chief Justice Surratt presided with all
the dignity of a real Justice of the
Peace. Attorney Sommers held up the
State’s charge efficiently to find Law
yer Whitener seeking out every possi
ble loophole in defence of the prisoner
“Gabby” Street, arrested on the charge
of having worn a Hoover badge in
public. The witnesses included Frank
lin D. Roosevelt (Baxter Ridenhour),
Herbert Clark Hoover (J. C. Smith),
Uncle Washington IV (Jack Single
tary), and Arthur Beard.
After all the evidence was presented
and summed up by the lawyers. Judge
Surratt charged his associates to ren
der a just decision. As they filed out
to comply with his wishes, Bill Harton,'
Rutherford’s ace dancer, entertained
the student body to close an interest
ing thirty minute chapel period.
The Newtonians extend best wishes
for success to its sister societies un
der the administration of their new
officers for the ensuing quarter.
The officers for the second quarter
are: Watt Somers, President; J. G. H.
Mitchell, Vice-President; Forrest
Welch, Secretary; Baxter Ridenhour,
Treasurer; Theron Willis, Chaplin;
Jack Singletary, Critic; Flake Pierce,
Marshall; Claude Goodson, Chairman
Program Committe and, E. D. C.
Brewer, Janitor.
SCHEDULE
Nov. 11—Armistice Day Program
Nov. 16—-Orchestra’s Program
Nov. 22—Radio Program
Nov. 23—Student Government’s
Program
Nov. 23—Thanksgiving Holidays
Begin
Nov. 29- .'hanksgiving Holidays
End
Nov. 30—^Platonic’s Program
MINISTERIAL CLUB IS
WIDE AWAKE
The ministerial band is continuing
to influence its members in the-spirit
ual life. Vital interest is being man
ifested at the various meetings of the
band. The Thursday afternoon ser
vices at the church are-very instruc
tive and inspiring. Thursday, Octo
ber 27, Rev. Wellman, of the Morgan-
ton circuit, delivered a very valuable
message to the band. He urged the
members to endeavor to have the mind
of Christ. He also discussed the need
of Christ in the present day. The
band appreciates the presence of the
superannuated preachers who attend
these services. In addition to the
Thursday afternoon meetings, the
band meets in the dormitory each
Monday evening for a prayer service,
which to many of vs is the most in
spiring and encouraging meeting of
the band.
Through the Extension Service
Committee the members of the band
are being afforded opportunities to
gain experience in ministerial work.
Each Sunday various members of the
band are going to local churches in an
effort to become accustomed to the
work and to learn more about conduct
ing church service. Sunday morning,
October 30, Brother Beard and Broth
er Boles journeyed to Morganton and
filled an appointment for Rev. Well
man. Brother Boles delivered the
message. In the afternoon of the
same day. Brother Willis and Brother
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WIGS AND MASQUE CLUB OF HICKORY
PRESENTS EXCELLENT COMEDY
AT THE COLLEGE, NOV. 1
College Farm Has Fine
Season
The college farm has become a most
outstanding asset to the school since
its inauguration. Besides furnishing
food for the dining hall, it gives a self
help opportunity to many worthy
boys. There are about twelve boys
doing this kind of work this year.
The following are a few of the re
sults of the farm for this season.
There were 600 bushels of sweet pota
toes raised, 190 bushels of Irish pota
toes, and 150 gallons of molasses
made. A large amount of onions,
beans, turnips, and other grreen veg
etables were also produced.
In addition to the farm the college
operates a dairy. This furnishes
milk, butter and meat for the dining
hall.
The farm is under the very efficient
direction of Prof. R. K. Johnston.
Platonics Give A Very
Interesting Program
The chapel program for Wednesday,
October 19th, was sponsored by the
Platonic Literary Society. The pro
gram was in the form of a debate, the
query being, “Resolved that Ruther
ford College should adopt a course in
the physical culture of the thumb.”
The president, John Gibbs, was in
charge.
The four surprise speakers were
called to the platform and introduced
to the audience. They were: Prof.
Johnston, who was represented by
Frank Campbell and Prof. Garrett
who was impersonated by Tom Law
rence of the affirmative, and Wayne
Sexton and Guy Avery who represent
ed Prof. Pons and Prof. Weaver re
spectively, of the negative.
Due to an oversight which we would
like to report, no judges were an
nounced, but this was unnecessary as
the debate ended in a fight between
Prof. Pons and Prof. Johnston.
The first speaker of the affirmative.
Prof. Johnston, gave in detail the ad
vantages of a course in the physical
culture of the thumb, from a scientific
standpoint. Prof. Pons explained that
the main reason he objected to this
course was the fact that it would de
tract from the time which he wanted
his French students to put on their
work. Prof. Garrett, reputed to be an
expert in the art, argued from the lit
erary side. He also gave an exhibi
tion of the right use of the thumb.
Prof. Weaver, probable teacher of
the course because of the fact that
he can bum in both directions at the
same time, declared that it was vulgar
to use the thumb in reaching one’s
destination, and said that he consid
ered It one of the minor damnabilities
of life.
Running parallel to the spirit man
ifested in this program is the ever-
living motive power which makes the
P. L. S. a valuable asset to Ruther
ford College. Tangible results of the
year’s work are already unmistakable
evidence in the new-born hopes and
aspirations displayed on the beaming
faces of those who only a few weeks
ago were trembling freshmen.
For many years the Platonic Society
has been the medium through which
hosts of men have come to realize
what the true meaning of college life
really is. That inborn desire of every
mortal to put into practice the ideals
he upholds finds expression in our
weekly programs. Much interest is
being taken in the work we are doing
and the prospects for a good year are
evident.
Under Direction of Mrs.
Vena Little Goode
“Her Step Husband” a three act
comedy, was presented by the Wigs
and Masque Club of Hickory, N. C., in
the college auditorium Tuesday even
ing, November 1, at 7:30 o’clock.
This play was under the direction of
Mrs. Vena Little Goode, former mem
ber of the college faculty. The enter
tainment was sponsored by the
Womans’ Missionary Society of the
Rutherford College Methodist Church.
This play proved to be one of the
most outstanding entertainments of
the season. This fact was borne out
by the way each player carried out his
or her part to perfection. Mrs. Goode
deserves much credit for this excellent
entertainment. Music was furnished
before the play and between the acts
by the Hickory High School Orchestra.
Much enthusiasm was aroused when
the college song was played at the be
ginning of the program.
A large crowd filled the auditorium
to capacity and the wrilei’ is sure that
he expresses the sentiment of the en
tire college and community in saying
that we were fortunate to have the
opportunity of having this program in
our midst.
Young People’s Hal
lowe’en Social
Although it was a day or two be
fore “spooks” were supposed to ap
pear for their annual festival, the
Young Peoples Division gathered in
the social room of the Rutherford Col
lege Methodist Church on October 27,
where they enjoyed a delightful Hal
lowe’en party well planned by the
recreation leaders. The walls were
draped with various Hallowe’en dec
orations to add to the spirit of the
season.
The games consisted of contests,
stunts given by groups, eating apples
and candy on strings, races, fortune
telling, story telling, and many others.
The stunt winning the prize was “A
Peep into the Family Album” with
McRay Crawford entertaining the
company with his harmonica as musi
cian of the family. Near the close of
the party the lights were turned off
and a ghost story was begun by the
leader and continued by different ones
about the room.
After the fun was over hot chocolate
and sandwiches were served by the re
freshment committee.
The large number present indicates
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Greetings
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