tge Vi inist^ «sage ers iij_ C-I EDITION Cllhe liilllop Published By The Students of Mars Hill College JUST FOUR MORE WEEKS XII. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 30, 1938. No. 13 ew B. S. U. Officers \R at ). V., ike Vows of Office 8 Wq • 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. • £,. V • 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- (Continued on Page 4) 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 (Continued on Page 4) 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.