North Carolina Newspapers

    THE
CLARION
THE
VOICE
Of BREVARD COLLEGE STUDENTS
Volume XXXVII
BREVARD COLLEGE, BREVARD, N. C., OCTOBER 17, 1969
Ni>mi)er 7
Proposal Of $2.5 Million
Is Made To BC Trustees
A proposal presented to the
Trustees of Brevard CoUeg'e
this morning called for a goal
of “at least two and one half-
million dollars' to be raised by
1975.” The recommendation
was made by President Robert
A. Davis at a gathering of the
Trustees and the money would
be used primarily for endow
ment.
The annual meeting of the
Board of Trustees got under
way Thursday evening with a
dinner in the A. G. Myers din
ing Hall. Entertainment was
provided by students from the
College’s Music Department.
In a special release to the
Clarion prior to today’s meet
ing with the Trustees, President
Davis said that he would pro
pose that at least two million
dollars of the money be used for
endowment. This would mean
an increase in teacher’s salaries,
scholarships, etc.
He said that the balance of
such funds up to $500,000 would
be used for capital expansion as
determined by the Trustees.
Planning Committee
Another recommendation
that the President made to the
Board was for the organiza
tion of a long-range planning
commitee to evaluate the pres
ent plans for the next five to
ten years for the college. Such
projections and plans should
include financial needs, build
ing needs, curriculum develop-
ment_ gro^h in enrollment and
other appropriate areas.
Another recommendation
was for the purchasing of a
new student activities bus since
one of the current buses has
become inoperable.
The President also recommen
ded that the name of the Dun
ham Building be returned to its
former name, “Dunham Music
Center.” This is the name stat
ed on the building plaque and
is appropriate now that the art
department is housed separate
ly.
Brevard College Participates
In National Demonstration
PERFORMER HEDY WEST
Appalachian Mountain Festival
To Appear In Concert Tuesday
The Appalachian Mountain
Festival, a troupe of indigen
ous mountain musicians, will
be presented in concert at Bre
vard College on Tuesday as
part of the college’s general
cultural program.
This exciting production is
in its third year of touring col
leges and communities through
out the Appalachian region.
The festival features a unique
diversity of performers and
grassroots music presented, in
cluding un-accompanied bal
lads, fiddle tunes, buck danc
ing, sacred songs, white moun
tain blues, country and blue-
grass music, as well as topical
Eongs from the 20th century
southern mountains.
Performers featured on the
program will include Hedy
West, a young banjo player
and ballad singer from the
mountains of North Georgia,
and Alice and Hazel, one of the
few accomplished bluegrass
and oletime country groups in
the nation. Other performers
will be Red Parham and Bill
McElreath. Parham is a cham
pion clog dancer and banjo
picker, while McElreath sings
and plays the guitar and mouth
narp at the same time. Frank
George, fiddler, hammer and
dulcimer placer, rounds out
the cast of the festival.
While at Brevard, members
members of the Festival’s cast
Will hold an informal workshop
at 4:00 p. m. in room 118 of
the McLarty - Goodson Class
room Building. The concert
will be held in the auditorium
of the Dunham Fine Arts Cen
ter at 6:30 p.m.
New Building
Nears Completion
The new McLarty - Goodson
Classroom Building, in use for
over six weeks, is still in the
stages of final completion. Fi
nal landscaping work was com
pleted Tuesday, and college of
ficials hope that grass will in
before winter.
Still not completed is the
foreign language lab, which of
ficials hope will be ready in
two weeks. Furniture for the
Learning Lab and completion
of the projection room are still
under discussion. Brevard Col
lege Chairman of Social Stud
ies, Mr. Louis Miles, is plan
ning* to obtain paintings to
beautify the halls of the build
ing.
The building, which is to be
dedicated next spring in con
junction with the Trustees
meeting and inauguration of
President Davis, has already
received praise from numerous
members of the college com
munity ,and with its final com
pletion should be a great asset
to Brevard College.
By RONNIE SMITH
‘Peace be with you,” said the
young man who stood in front
of the crowded classroom. He
had a beard, and on his left
arm he wore a wide, black arm
band. He stood in front of a
group of students who had con
verged to have a discussion on
the Viet Nam War. Most of the
students had strong convictions
about the war and many were
against it. Many of them wore
the black arm band in a silent
tribute of those men who have
fallen there. Behind the young
man, drawn in chalk, was the
now universal hippie sign for
peace.
Who was this man? Was he an
outside agitator who had come
to the Brevard College scene
to stir up trouble, riots, and
protests against the war?
This is very doubtful since
his name is Mr. John Setzer and
since he is presently employed
by Brevard College as a religion
professor. Mr. Setzer was pre
siding in a meeting students
who were interested in the de
velopments of the war and in
the possibilities of peace in
Southeast Asia.
“We are concerned vitally, at
gut level, and we want to say
so,” said Mr. Setzer.
The meeting was held in con
junction with a national mora
torium that was held Wednes
day in colleges and universities
concerning the war. At many
colleges, the names of former
students or sons of various
states who had lost their lives
in the war were read. A special
“Prayer For Peace” was held
in the Methodist Church across
from the campus.
Setzer later discussed the
morality of the war, which is
a basis for withdrawal present
ed by many people. “The issue
of Viet Nam is a moral issue
... It is an immoral war.” He
went on to explain this to mean
that the Vietnam issue is one
that should be studied, but the department and Mr. L. W. Cod-
reason for fighting the war is ey. Mr. Duggins spoke on the
not moral. history required to formulate
a valid opinion concerning the
Other faculty members that war, and Mr. Godey spoke on
spoke to the students were Mr. the scientific aspects of the
Victor Duggins of the history war,
Pfeiffer College President
Is United Nations Speaker
Dr. Jack J. Early, president
of Pfeiffer College, will be the
featured speaker at United Na
tions Day observances on the
campus of Brevard College
Thursday.
The UN Day observance is
an annual event on the Brevard
campus and is open to the pub
lic. Dr. Early will speak at
8:00 p. m. in the auditorium of
the Dunham Fine Arts Cen
ter. A concert presented by the
College Wind Ensemble will
precede the meeting at 7:30 p.
m.
Dr. Early will address the
gathering on the subject of “A
Plan for Peace.” Prior to ac
cepting the presidency of
Pfeiffer College, he served for
eleven years as president of
Dakota Wesleyan College, Mit
chell, South Dakota.
A native of Corbin. Ken
tucky, he received the B.A. de
gree from Union College, the
M.A. and Ed. D degrees from
the University of Kentucky,
and the B.D. from Lexington
Theological Seminary. He was
awarded the Litt. D. degree
from Dakota Wesleyan upon his
resignation at the Methodist-
related institution in June of
1969.
Dr. Early has held several
pastorates, and served as a
representative in the Kentucky
State Legislature from 1952-
54. During the 1954-55 academic
year, he served as assistant to
the president and dean of the
faculty at Athens College.
Athens, Alabama. During 1955-
56, he was a religious news
commentator for WLAP in Lex
ington, Kentucky.
In 1956, he accepted a posi
tion as vice - president and
dean of the college at Iowa
Wesleyan College, Mount Pleas
ant, Iowa, a position he held
until his election to the persi-
dential office at Dakota Wes
leyan in 1958.
Dr. Early has held numerous
positions in educational, civic,
fraternal and religious organ
ization, including his election
as a commissioner for the North
Central Association of Colleges
and Secondary Schools Com
mission on Colleges and Uni
versities, and president of the
South Dakota Association of
Colleges and Universities.
DR. JACK J. EARLY
    

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