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Published By The Students of Mars Hill College
~MARS HILL, NORTITCAROLINA, DECEMBER 4, 19^77
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j tSHos Will Present
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NO. 6
PROGRESS IS MADE ON NEW DORMITORY
n^^eception For Phis
onight In Halls
Two Programs
Are Planned.
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Will Be “Simple Ele
gance’
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The Clios, who number 120
tembers this year, will give their
^^^^nual reception tonight in the
Dciety halls in honor of their
12/fother society, the Philomathians.
/ith a general theme of “Simpl*.
llegance,” the reception will be
entered around two district pro-
^ rams.
j The musical program, which will
e held in the Non-Eu hall, is en-
jtled “Pan’s Pipes,” and Charlie
jeid will have charge. In the Clio
all the literary program entitled,
Clio Will Reign,” takes place
rith the Clio president, Mary Lou
^-►■'.►■^Imond, presiding. Included in the
>C>O^ter0gy program will be a history
f the Clio society bringing out
jieir relations to the Phis.
Candlelight Service To Be Presented
By Glee Club On December Twelfth
Picture shows progress being made on the Edna Corpening Moore
Dormitory being erected on the hill overlooking the east campus.
The contractors expect to have the walls completed by January 1.
Mars Hill Favored
A t Forensic Meet
Rock Hill, S. C., Dec. 3—2
P. M. (Special)—Cynthia Jane
Hemke won second place in
the second round of the poetry
reading contest in the Straw
berry Leaf forensic festival
here. Warren Smith won the
first round oratory. Jesse
Moore and Thomas Freeman
won in second round oratory.
Eugene Brissie won a place
in second round extempore.
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V. R. Burrell Heads
Thanksgiving Events
Thanksgiving was celebrated in
traditional manner on the cam-
us. Before the rising bell sound-
d, a group of students dre.ssed as
ilgrims and Indians vi.sited va-
ious parts of the campus and vil-
tge singing hymns. They appear-
d at breakfast and again sang.
Featuring the festivities of the
ay was a Thanksgiving address
ffered by the Rev. W. R. Burrell,
f the Reid Memorial Church of
Vsheville. He spoke on “Being
'hankful in the Midst of World
Laos.”
He started by saying, “You are
ving in a changing world.” • He
ointed out that although we look
Jb/t the world today as being in a
ragic plight that we still have
)^any things for which we should
thankful.
“I’ve seen things in the world
lat we term as being tragic, that
'ere the works of God,” he added.
He stated further, “I am thank-
ul that I have been allowed to
ye in an age when I can share
le hardships that are like unto
rose that Christ shared for us.”
. In conclusion he said, “God
ive you grateful hearts, and help
DU to say, ‘I thank God for all’.”
I The chapel exercise was ended
jth a report of the offering taken
St the Mills Home of Thomasville.
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Speakers Enter
Strawberry Leaf
Festival Contest
Tw^nfv-Nive Travel To R'^ck
Hill, S. C . F'^r Annual
Event.
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Twenty-nine speakers, accom-
panded by Prof. J. B. Huff, de
bate coach, and Miss Bonnie Wen-
■rert. expression teacher, left early
Thursday morning for Rock, S. C.,
to enter the annual Strawberry
Leaf festival.
They will compete with speak
ers from colleges and universities
from New Hampshire to South
ern Florida. Many of the speak
ers will enter several events, such
as problem solving, answering to
harangue, impromptu, and extem
poraneous speaking.
Speakers, and their asign-
ments, will be: Eddie Lieberman,
after-dinner speaking; Eugene
Brissie, oratory; Warren Smith,
oratory; Miss Veronica Tuten,
oratory; Miss Cynthia Jane
Hemke, poetry reading; Mis:
Catharine Etheridge, poetry read
ing; Miss Irene Smith and Miss
Ellen McLain, debating; Miss
Daphne Penney and Miss Ruth
Martin, debating; Joseph Huff
and Fonzo Randolph, debating;
Thomas Freeman and John Ball,
debating; J. E. Tate and Irvin
Lucas, debating; Robert Howard
and Robert Bellinger, debating;
John Crisp and Flowers Clark,
debating; Adlai Hoyle and Rus
sell Harris, debating; Ray Rob
erts and Willys Bennett, debat
ing; Jarvis Teague and Horace
Chamblee, debating; and Lewis
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^his Celebrate Forty-Seventh Anniversary
yith Spangler And Freeman Taking Charge
j On Saturday evening, Novem-
?r 27, the Philomathian Literary
pciety held its 47th anniversary
rogram in the auditorium. Ed-
in Spangler, as president, Thorn-
Freeman, as secretary, and
seph Radford, as censor were
e presiding officers. On enter-
p the auditorium, guests were
.^en programs which were in the
ape of a book printed in blue
d white, and were then ushered
their seats by Marshalls Wil-
im Bates, chief, Gordon Heath,
hn Lewis, Ruth Eller, Helen
bbs, and June Almond.
The audience sang “All Hail the
>wer of Jesus’ Name,” led by
stin Tune. Prof. Spencer B.
ng led the invocation after
lich the Phi president, W. R.
agoner called Eugene Brissie,
e Euthalian president to the
ige to present to him a chal
lenge which serves to keep up the
spirit of friendly rivalry between
the two societies. From this point
the program continued as follows:
Declamation, “The Big Parade,”
by Lee Phoenix; oration, “Your
Child’s Heritage,” by Jesse Moore;
debate, “Resolved: That the Unit
ed States Should Observe a Pol
icy of Isolation During Foreign
Wars”; affirmative, Fonzo Ran
dolph and Clarence Sinclair; neg
ative, Lewis Hamlin and W. R.
Wagoner; selection by the Philo
mathian orchestra composed of
Sidney Smith, Everette Charles,
Justin Tune, Fred Taylor, Clyde
Randolph, Clyde Carr, and Charles
Reid; declamation, “Ropes,” by
Clyde Tilson; oration, “Statesmen
of the Ages,” by Carroll Smith;
song, “Travelin’,” by Justin Tune.
After the program the finale
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Twenty-One Regional
Clubs Are Organized
Twenty-one Regional clubs have
been organized on Mars Hill cam
pus. Sixteen of the group embrace
representatives of the several
counties, five are organized by
separate states, while one, the
Cosmopolitan Club, includes stu
dents fro,m other states and for
eign countries.
The sixty-five students of the
Buncombe County Club have
chosen Charles Reid as president;
John Crisp, vice-president, and
Catherine Carter, secretary.
Margaret Patton was elected
president, and J. Grisette, secre
tary of the eleven members of
the Burke County Club. Davidson
County is represented by ten stu
dents of which Jack Michael is
president; Joe Green, vice-presi
dent; Martha Stroup, secretary,
and Charles Wright, reporter.
The officers elected by the 28
members of the Forsyth-Rowan-
Davie Club are: Paul Early, pres
ident; Sam Smith, vice-president;
Mary Elizabeth Stonestreet, sec
retary; and Billy Eaton, treasurer.
Guilford County is represented
by fourteen students who elected
Graham Morrison, president; J. B.
Hensley, vice-president; Eleanor
Warner, secretary; and Austin
Loving, treasurer.
Madison County’s members se
lected the following: Neil Whit
aker, president; Troy Hanie, vice-
president; and Marie Sprinkle,
secretary.
Officers of the thirteen students
from Mitchell County are Ralph
Willis, president; Elizabeth Nell
Cook, vice-president; Joe Young,
secretary; and Ralph Jarrett, re
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Three New Trustees
Are Appointed Here
The college has appointed three
new trustees to fill vacant posi
tions. Two of these are alumni of
Mars Hill, and all are citizens of
this state. Mrs. Paul P. Davis is
a graduate of Mars Hill, known to
most of her friends here as Eleanor
Farrabowe. She is now of Win
ston-Salem, where her husband is
in business. Dr. W. Locke Robin
son, a local practicing physician
for several years, is also a new
trustee and an old graduate of
Mars Hill. He is probably the best
known of the trustees to the stu
dent body, as most of his practice
is devoted to them. The other new
trustee is the Rev. Mr. Johnson of
Mt. Airy. He is the pastor of the
First Baptist Church of that city.
E. F. Watson of Burnsville is
chairman of the present trustees.
Mr. Clarence Blackstock was ap
pointed vice-chairman.
Robert Howard
Named As New
Euthalian Head
PinneV Is Vice - President;
Childs Secretary; Siirn-
ney Is Censor.
Robert Howard was elected
president of the Euthalian Liter
ary society during the regular
business meeting Friday night,
November 20, to serve the regular-
third term of the year. He suc
ceeds Eugene Brissie.
The other officers are: Council
Pinnell, vice-president; Robert
Childs, secretary; Charles B. Sum-
mey, censor; Billy Eaton, chor
ister; Calvin Stringfield, pianist;
Russell Harris, collector; Robert
Murphy, chaplain; Mac Norwood,
English critic; John Ball, expres
sion critic; Robert Bellinger, de
bate critic; Frank Rains, librarian;
Charles Hutchins, timekeeper; and
John Crisp, reporter. Ben Favell,
treasurer, serves the whole year.
This is the second election of
the year and the officers elected
will serve through mid-term and
into the second semester. There
will be one more election before
the C-I society officers are chosen.
String Ensemble Will Assist
In Annual Christmas
Vespers.
ECHO CHOIR WILL SING
Prayer By Rev. Lynch; Con
gregation To Sing Sev
eral Hymns.
The Glee Club and String En
semble will present its annual
Christmas Candlelight Vesper ser
vice in the college auditorium on
the evening of December 12.
A candlelight processional by
the Glee Club in singing “O Come,
O Come Emmanuel” will open the
program, which will be divided
into five parts. Following this
processional there will be a group
of miscellaneous Christmas selec
tions including a trio by Mrs.
Frances Taylor, Polly Hartsell and
Josephine Yokley; a solo by Justin
Tune, and the carol, “Silent
Night,” by the Glee Club with an
echo choir. Rev. William Lynch
will give the prayer, after which
the congregation will sing several
hymns.
The second group of selections
I is entitled “The Shepherds” and
J will include Christmas carols by
I the string ensemble; “Go Tell It
on the Mountains,” one of the
very few negro Christmas carols,
by the Glee Club; and a Moravian
carol among others.
“The Manger,” the third selec
tion, includes a solo by Miss Zula
Coon, a Palestinian mother’s song
by the string ensemble, and a
I selection by the club,
j “The Three Kings,” an old
Spanish song, will be sung by the
club and Mrs. Warren Taylor,
soloist, in the section, “The Wise
Men.”
Frances Ward will read a poem,
“A Candle,” by Grace Noll Cor-
well in the last division, “Light of
the World.” There will also be a
“Carol of the Russian Children,”
by the club before the benediction
and Choral Response.
COVERING THE CAMPUS
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“Mother” Wilkins On Visit
“Mother” Wilkins left the cam
pus last week on a visit that will
take her to Baltimore and Phil
adelphia. Her numerous friends
will be glad to know that she will
be back on the campus shortly
after the Christmas holidays.
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Tumblers Organize
The tumbling team is being
organized again this year under
the tutorship of O. E. Roberts.
The squad will put on exhibitions
between halves of the basketball
games.
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Thanksgiving Visitors
Many parents and old students
were on the campus during the
Thanksgiving season. As students
were given only a half holiday,
the traditional manner of observ
ing the day was carried out with
the customary Pilgrims and In
dians who moved about the cam
pus in the early morning hours
singing hymns.
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Chapel Speaker
A1 Wester, newly appointed
faculty member, and former stu
dent, spoke in chapel last Mon
day, giving his views on college
and the college bred. The youth
ful instructor “rang the bell”
several times with his original ob
servations.
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Tradition Destroyed
A Mars Hill tradition has been
destroyed with the disappearance
of Professor Wood’s combination
horseless carriage and steam
boiler. A shiny new Buick has
taken the place of the antique
which for so many years graced
the campus.
Debaters Warm Up
The Mars Hill forensic team
engaged in a battle of words in
a double-header non-decision de
bate Wednesday evening with
the courteous Carson - Newman
speakers on {heir way to the
Strawberry Leaf Festival at Rock
Hill, S. C. The affirmative Car-
son-Newman team of Harry Laws
and Haynes Brown (Mars Hill de
baters of last year), debated Rob
ert Howard and Robert Bellinger
on the negative.
William Robinson, teamed with
Frank Bowman, for Carson-New-
man, met the team of Flowers
Clark and John Crisp.
    

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