The Brevard College Weekly Brevard College, BrevMrd, North Carolina, December 6, 1936. FRANCES ROSS HALL PAGE Pen Sketch of Frances Ross Hall History of Ross Hall A Ross Hall Boy’s Thanksgiving Dinner It was impossible for the Ross H&ll boys to remain at outs with anyone, even Mars Hill, after bating the ex ceptionally good Thanksgiving dinner which Mrs. Buckner prepared last Thursday. No formal programf'was carried out at the dinner, but the true •pirit of Thanksgiving prevailed and each of the boys carried the spirit a- way with him. Last year’s Ross Hall Quartet reunited for the holiday, and addM much to the occasion by sing ing sacred numbers. The dinner was a success in every way, and Vernon spoke for the boys when he thanked itlrs. Buckner for the work she had done, and gave her the credit for the .^www^t-our-Tbanksgivinfrdinner. Girls* Dinner Reorganized Because of Mrs. Buckner’s absence week before last, and Thanksgiving last week, the Wednesday evening girls’ dinner has not been held f*r the past two WMks. This week, however, with Summers Maugans and Russell Andrews in charge of the arrange ments, the dinner went through as scheduled, with Miss Shore as chaper on^. The girls who attended were Vir ginia Barnes, Becky Brady, Ruth Sylvester, Meredith White, Helen Dillard, Edith Allen, Helen Avett, ^d Mary Ross. Social Life at Ross Hall It has been the custom in past his tory of Ross Hall to have a few so cials Mch year to which the “Biddies” fre invited. So far everyone who has been over for dinner seems to have enjoyed the occasion. Along with tbe«e Wednesday night dinners, the ^rla are given parties and Weiner toastp. We have had only one weiner roMt this year, but with everyone co- ppfrating to the fullest we hope to iiave many more enjoyable occasions. Playing is seMoni paying. The property on which Robs Hall now .stands was owned .by s Mr.. Earle about thirty years ago and =was sold to Mr. R. H. Zachary who farmed all the land around Ross Hall east of King’s Creek, which runs through the college campus. The property was later sold to Brevard Institute for about twenty- two thousand dollars. The purchase was made through the Woman's Missionary Society of which Mrs. F. H. E. ^ss was treasurer. Mrs. Ross wsis also treasurer of Brevard Institute and bursar of Brevard Col lege last year. When a name was decided upon for the Hall, Mrs. Ross’S name was used. The building was first erected as a dwelling house; and later when it became the property of Brevard Institute, an additipn was built to the north end of it, adding thirteen rooms to the thirteen already there. This addition was made about 1920. The boys who roomed in Ross Hall while the Institute was run ning came to Old Taylor Hall (West Hall) for their nieals. At the beginning of last year a kitchen and dining room were made from the sleeping porch on the first floor, for which the boys of Ross Hall at present should be thankful. Dr. Artman said he was surpris ed that none of the girls had knit ting in chapel. He did not see Price. Annie Ruth Call seems to be ex perienced in the art of collecting strings — of boys. Impression of Dr. Artman Dr, J. M. Artman, an eminent educator, formerly of Chicago Uni versity, and at present editor of the “Character” magazine, gave Bre vard College several interesting ad dresses and discussions on Novem ber 28 and 29, which presented to us a new insight into life itself. Dr. Artman can be eulogized suf ficiently in saying that he is a thinker who is certainly and quite evidently seaking for the truth. He believes that our present economic lapse is caused by exploitation anc by a lack of attention to character development. His interpretation of world affairs is quite logical, an( his work establishes for him a defi nite contact by which he can judge such a situation. By contact with Dr. Artman one can readily see that he is ))asing his words as well as thoughts upon a vast amount of ex perience, and upon the results of his association with people of the “Jane Addams type.” He is fast trying to reach a conclusion as to the correct manner in which char acter may be taught in public in stitutions. Dr. Artman proved himself to be a person whose speech is stimulat ing, and association with him on our campus was very gratifying. Fire! fire! All hopes for Jethro were gone, for he was in his room reading pflychology. Suddenly someone rang the dinner bell^hp was saved. Goings and Comings The following boys spent last Wednesday off the campus: Everett Wall, Taylor Bird, Russell Andrews, : 5d Hutchins, Ned Medford, John iailey, Clay Crisp, Earl Fowler, Jill Osborne, Cecil Belk, Chirt’les Cook and Melville Powell. They all returned in time for the game Thursday, except Melville Powell, who was away until Friday. Among the old students back for the Mars Hill game were the fol- owing Ross Hall boys: Howard Wilkinson of Charlotte; Marshall Jrown of Lincolnton; Ernest Elliot jong Island; John Carson of Mills liver; Herman Washam. of David son ; and Charles Deal o:^ Conover. Philip Heatherly of Presbyterian College visited Russell Andrews during Thanksgiving. BuretiCr4.Yel) and Glen Smith spent Thanksgiving and the following weekend here with Francis Craven. Rocking“Chaif Reminiscence Ross Hall Boys of Last Year By MarahaU Brovin “Com6 into court,” yelled Rough- house Frady, “let’s sell the scat out of Bill Sheppard’s pantsf* Bill vociferously objected to the results of this outcry, but the objection was staunchly overruled bj Solomon, otherwise known a* S. A. Robert*. This conglomeration didn’t still the irregular pluck, pluck of Yates Bar-, nett’s typewriter; neither did it keep> Pete Elliott from nonchalontly siogiBg do, re, mi. Cecil Edwards continuedl his acrobatic pranks, and aftet all had been said and done the proceeds from the sale went for the purpose of buying six extra desserts for “Blondie” Whitesides. Bill looked through his. law books for retribution but to no avail. He lost valuable time, where as he could have been collecting laun dry. By the way, this Bill Sheppard f was the boy who didn’t like to talk, but with him it was necessary evil. Fred Brown received three peeks of peanuts from home and had as his guests, immediately thereafter, the boys of Ross Hall. Continued on page 4

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