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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 30, 1938.
No. 13
ew B. S. U. Officers
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ike Vows of Office
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iville. 72. Wagoner Succeeds W.
Ic vr^ates To Become New
lance President.
uk‘'^RESSIVE CEREMONY
\h Old And New Members
. Take Part In The
Service.
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graniin Tuesday, April 26, in the
that ^ge auditorium, the officers
® to tie Baptist Student Union for
3-39 took the vows of office.
= =she old and new councils ap-
iched the stage singing “Fath-
of Light.” The girls of both
icils were dressed in white;
I boys, in dark suits. The old
icil members carried white
ted candles; the new, unlight-
:andles. Each former head of
jpartment gave his light to his
lessor with an appropriate
.e of scripture to challenge
signify the honor and re-
asibility of the position. In
I the new head of each de-
tment gave his light to his
ciates. As each new officer
ipted his light and responsi-
iy, the light of the old officei
extinguished. The beautiful
>mony was closed when the
f ells left the stage singing
low the Gleam.”
he devotional of the service
led by the B. S. U. president
I 11937-38, Wayne Oates. Dr.
Ve led the prayer.
/. R. Wagoner succeeds
^>ne Oates as president of the
eral Baptist Student Union,
rking with him are Katie Ruth
lyson following Mildred Hardin
first vice president, Elizabeth
>pedge as second vice presi-
t, Mary Ruth Hardy as secre-
’ following Rebecca Hollowell
Angell following Dahpne Pen
as corresponding secretary.
1 Davis is successor to Wil
liam Bates, superintendent of
i Sunday School. Banner Shel-
(Continued on Page 4)
"Apartment of Speech
(ves Play on Radio
♦
The Sign Of The Zodiak,” an
inal one act play by Miss
e Britt was presented over
ion W. W. N. C. by the De
ment of Speech on Thursday
IRIS ning. May 12. Miss Bonnie
igert, head of the depart-
t, directed the production,
ression students having parts
..he production are; Billie C.
_i5derson, Lewis Hamlin, Cyn-
Jane Hempke, Council Pin-
and Catharine Etheridge,
reston Calvin Stringfield, Jr.
ed piano arrangements of
Moonshiner Laughs” and
pple Creek,” for color back-
md. Both compositions were
ten by Lamar Stringfield, a
,ier student and uncle of
fton Calvin Stringfield.
|ie author, who wrote the play
e she was a student here, was
gnized by Mr. Macintosh, pro-
ii director of the station.
>ation W. W. N. C. has re-
;d congratulations from the
ipnal Broadcasting Company
IttUhe presentation of the series
irograms, “Mars Hill College
The Air,” in which this pro-
» was the last.
r. Spencer B. King is largely
)nsible for the success of the
rams, having arranged them
ooperation with Mr, Macln-
X
es
JUNIORS HONOR SENIORS IN ANNUAL BANQUET TONIGHT
WITH WILLIAM H. DAVIS PRESIDING AS TOASTMASTER
Daphne Penny Wins
Non Essay Contest
Daphne Penny, giving an es
say entitled, “It Came Down to
Us,” won the Nonpareil society
essay contest, winning among the
six girls who had been picked to
participate in this final contest.
Lena Sue Shermer won second
place and Ruth Martin, third.
Miss Penny’s essay was ad
judged best among those given
by Lena Sue Shermer, Ruth Mar
tin, Mildred Hardin, Dot Drake,
and Elizabeth Coppedge.
“Life a Paradox,” was the title
of Miss Shermer’s essay. Ruth
Martin gave “Stars,” Mildred
Hardin, “On Heroes,” Dot Drake,
“The Home of the Brave,” and
Elizabeth Coppedge, “Voices in
the Wind.”
This was one of the series of
contests to be held in both the
girls’ societies.
Five Vocational Talks
By Outside Speakers
During the weeks of April 11
and 18, the B. S. U. council
brought five speakers to our cam
pus. All of these men were out
standing in their line of work.
Beginning on April 11, Harry
W. Love, insurance official of
Asheville, spoke on “Careers in
the Business World.” The Rev-
erned Mr. Mostera, minister of
Canton, delivered a most inspir
ing message on the' following day
using as his topic “Careers in
Religious Work.”
Wednesday of the same week
at the regular chapel hour Zel
V. Nettles gave one of the best
speeches during the entire week
outlining “The Law and Public
Service World.” He is a lawyei
in Asheville.
Concluding the week was a
talk on “Careers in Finance and
Banking,” Gerald Cowan, of Wa-
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Bill Kyles, President Junior
Class, To Give Welcome
Address.
SPRING DECORATIONS
♦ ■
Following several weeks of hard
work on the part of the juniors
tonight will be a big affair in the
lives of Mars Hill students when
the annual Junior-Senior banquet
will take place in the Oscar E.
Sams dining hall at 8 p. m.
Using a color scheme of green
and white the decoration commit
tee, under the direction of Sam
Smith, has decorated the dining
hall in a very beautiful manner.
Green candles are on each table
and Ivy and dogwood has beer
placed over the room to give it a
very dignified finish.
Although the junior class has
changed its policy by having nc
outside speakers for this event,
a most interesting program har
been planned by the program
committee under the direction of
Bill Davis,
Bill Kyles, president of the
junior class, will open the pro
gram by giving the welcome ad
dress. Warren Smith, president
of the senior class, will responc'
to Mr. Kyles’ welcome.
Bill Davis will act as toast
master, calling for toasts from
Charles Trentham, Lou Alice
Hamrick, John Lewis, Josephine
Yokley and J. R. Evans. Responcee
will be made by Vernon E. Wood,
Fred Taylor, Daphne Penny, Eu
gene Brissie and Dr. R. L. Moore.
To complete the program
several musical selections have
been planned. Mrs. Warren Tay
lor and J. R. Evans will both
give vocal solos, the boys quarte'
will sing a number, and both the
orchestra and German band will
give a selection.
Staff To Distribute
Laurel About May 16
Unusual Makeup Adds To
Beauty; Students Urged
To Pay Bills.
According to Ed Spangler, Edi
tor of The Laurel, the new year
book will be distributed on or
about May 16.
From all reports the Laurel this
year will be one of the best in
the history of the school. The
members of the staff have
worked whole-heartedly to put out
a yearbook that will please the
students and at the same time
give them something different.
One of the most unique ideas
ever to be used in a yearbook
compose the first eight pages of
the Laurel. This is the first time
that it has been used in the south
and many of the larger schooh
are expected to follow the plan.
One of the largest universities in
the United States is making up
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J. R. Evans Chosen
G-I President of Eus
J. R. Evans was elected C-1
President of the Euthalian Liter
ary society at the regular busi
ness meeting Friday night, April
22, succeeding Council Pinnell in
office. Mr. Evans hails from
Batesville, Arkansas.
Other officers chosen at thi.':
tmie were Sam Smith, vice-presi
dent; Calvin Stringfield, secre
tary; Howard Cates, recording
secretary; Bill Griffin, censor;
Charles Trentham, chaplain; Pau!
Early, English Critic; David
Harris, expression critic; Willir
Bennett, debate critic; Roger
Bell, chorister; Leonard DeVault,
pianist; Orville Campbell, report
er; Bill Angell, collector; Danr
Stewart, treasurer; Clifton
Powell, timekeeper; Eddie Rus
sell, librarian; James Kirk and
James Lawes, janitors.
• COVERING THE CAMPUS • f
NEW SCIENCE BUILDING
Since the completion of the
Edna Corpening Moore dormitory
for girls, the college turns its at
tention definitely toward a new
science building. Professor Hoyt
Blackwell, head of the Enlarge
ment Program, states that the
college hopes to have the build
ing completed within a year. He
also says that the most probable
site considered at present is that
now occupied by the Huff cot
tage.
SOCIETIES SPRUCE UP
During the year both Non-Eu
and Clio-Phi society halls have
been painted and fixed up beauti
fully. The Non-Eu hall has just
been refinished, with the addition
of new indirect lights. This and
the putting in of Venetian blinds
in the Clio-Phi hall make the halls
places of great beauty on the
campus.
WAYNESVILLE CONFERENCE
“We Are His ;Witnesses” was
the theme of the conference held
in Waynesville, N. C., April 22-
23, and attended by six repre
sentatives of the B. T, U. of Mars
Hill college. Those attending were
Frances Ward, McLeod Bryan,
Daphne Penny, David Shelton,
Margaret Sparks, and Miss Edna
Hutcherson. During the confer
ence Miss Hutcherson led an of
ficers meeting, Frances Ward
spoke on the “Relation of the
Training Union to the College,”
Daphne Penny on the “Relation
of the Training Union to State
Missions,” and McLeod Bryan
took second place in the better
speaking contest using “The
Christian Home — His Witness,”
as his subject.
B. S. U. SPRING RETREAT
So that the new B. S. U. Coun
cil members might get definite
and practical instruction for their
work and the B. S. U.’s of eleven
colleges of North Carolina might
be drawn closer together, the B.
S. U. Spring Retreat was held at
W. C. of U. N. C. in Greensboro
on April 23. Fourteen Mars Hill
students attended the conference.
These were: Wayne Oates, W. R.
Wagoner, Katie Ruth Grayson,
Mabel Ruth Harrell, Polly Huff,
Bill Angell, Banner Shelton,
Betty Norwood, Lela Mae Kelly,
Sara Lou Smith, Bill Davis,
Charles Trentham, Nancy Win
ston, and Lessie Summerlin.
Wayne Oates spoke on “Plans for
a Statewide B. S. U. Display at
Ridgecrest,” for which Mars Hil!
is responsible, and on “Definite
Suggestions for Student Night at
Home” during the conference.
INTRAMURAL BASEBALL
In spurts and spasms, the in
tramural baseball games have
continued to hold the interest of
many of the boys during the
spring months. Such sports fur
nish exercise and amusement to
many of the students who other
wise would not participate and
many interesting games have
been enjoyed on the practice
field.
ASPHALT FLOORING
As work nears completion on
the Edna Corpening Moore dormi
tory, asphalt tile flooring is being
laid all over the building. Dark
grey covering has been put down
in the halls and a rich brownish-
red design in the rooms. This
flooring will add greatly to the
general beauty of the dormitory.
Five Students Give
Expression Recitals
Etheridge, Pinnell, Simmons,
Eller And Smith Graduate
In Department.
MISS WENGERT DIRECTS
Five advanced students of ex
pression, pupils of Miss Bonnie
Wengert, were presented to a
large audience in a junior recital
in the college auditorium, Wed
nesday evening, April 27, Miss
Wengert directed the recital, as
sisted by Miss Mildred Gwin,
pianist.
Miss Helen Smith presented
“Jean-Marie” by Andre Theuriet,
after which Miss Catharine Eth
eridge gave “The Departure,” an
arrangement from A Doll’s House
by Ibsen. Miss Gwin played the
“Fantasie—Impromptu” by Chop
in. Mr. Council Pinnell read
“War Hysteria,” an arrange
ment from Journey’s End by
Sheriff and Miss Mary Simmons
gave “The Happy Prince” by
Oscar Wilde. Miss Ruth Eller
ended the program with “The
Gypsy” by Parker Hord.
Miss Gwin and the readers
were all well received by the
audience.
Miss Mary Gail Menius and Mr.
Gordon Bernard served as mar
shals for the recital.
Phi Society Ghooses
Anniversary Debaters
Harry Cook, first; J. E. Tate,
second; Franklin Paris, third;
Warren Pritchard, fourth; and
Carl Scott, alternate, were the
debaters chosen in the Philoma-
thian debate contest April 8 to
represent them in their Anniver
sary program next year.
Lewis Hamlin won this debate
contest and the right to represent
the society at commencement in
the intersociety contests with
Clarence Sinclair, second, and Ed
Spangler, alternate.
This was one of the annual
contests held in the Phi society
to determine both anniversary
and commencement [representa
tives.
i
Number Vocational
Books For Students :
Found In Library
What is your chosen vocation?
Have you planned your life work?
Have you read about this vo
cation?
Special material for the aid of
students in choosing a career was
put at public disposal in the li
brary during vocation week. The
material proved to be of great
benefit to the students who were
fortunate in having already se
lected their life’s work, and oth
ers were also helped by the study
of different occupations.
The available material covered
the general professions and many
of the new fields which are
opened to the youth of today.
Many publications have been pur
chased recently concerning the
young women’s place in the busi
ness world and the various new
trades which are open to the men.
Aid in preparation for these occu
pations can be obtained from
many of these books. One may
certainly be prepared for the job
when the opportunity comes.
    

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