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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College ^
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. OCTOBER 19, 1940.
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NOW!
Football Resul's
Mars Hill, 20; Davidson,
14.
Next Saturday
Appalachian Teachers' Col-
College.
Alden Family
Dorothy and Edgar Alden,
duo-viohnists from Raleigh-
will give a concert next Satur-
cry night in the college audi-
orium. They will be accompa-
by Dorothy Phelps, pi-
Carnival
girh^TB^°''“‘^ pennies,
yiris. the annual carnival at
Moore Dormitory will be
held Wednesday, Oct. 23
Former Mors Hillians
lorC 1 Wake Forest Col-
of^®iy? Mrgest number
I Ini graduates, the
Un versity of North Carolina
Baptists a close
from tB persons
enroll
enrolled at the University. Of
®re girls.
.® includes: Barbara
Rush Beeler,
Carroll
Fro 1: B. Ellis,
Frank Fulk, Norman Harper,
barrel Joines, Ruth Jones,
MoF^i'^^1 Joseph Hamilton
W Wil-
Hornli^^^^**' Robinson,
° P ° “hour, Virginia
erry, Roy Totherow, T. C
^®her Whitaker,
waJ^ ^dbourn, Ben Gallo
way, and Louis Shields.
Soccer Match
in iu ,,^°?Pai®hers triumphed
Civic Music Concert
^h® series of civic
Ashf he given in
ton ahi be held
onight. Many students hove
Purchj^sed tickets and plan to
Chttpel Gevns
iJ,? °hserving stu
dents there has been a full
, arvest of thoughts reaped
jom the chapel exercises in
ne past few days. Accom-
^nshed speakers and thinkers
ictve given much of their
[f‘°wledge to the members of
n® Student body.
Miss Wilma Buoy, who
poke to us in chapel a few
®^s ago, has traveled all
the United States as her
\®^®^hng talk clearly show-
• She is a field worker for
Home Mission Board of the
outhern Baptist Convention.
;ie exp®riences she related
life on the fields in which
le has worked were of inte
st cmd inspiration to the stu-
int body.
The program given by the
usic Department showed that
' ore very fortunate in hav-
?, many musically talented
Other enjoyable pro-
(Continued on page 2)
Under the direction of Miss
Bonnie Wengert, the Drama-
teers, play-producing organi
zation of the college, plan this
years work with the leader
ship of the following officem-
Paul Meyers, president; Lucille
Haywood, vice - president;
^wen Potter, secretary; Noah
Burroughs, treasurer; and Shir-
fey Saunderlin, historian.
The first public performance
ot the Dramateers will be Sat
urday evening, Nov. 2, in
which they will present twc
outstanding plays in a unified
program with the theme o^
peace. The theme is derived |
h®m fhe well-known slogan.
Lest We Forget."
The program is unique, as
the curtain opens on a darken
ed stage in the first play, "The
Terrible Meek," and out of the
stillness emerges the voices of
the peasant-woman Mary, Mo
ther of Christ; an army cap
tain; and a soldier. The scene
is the crucifixion of Christ.
n V ^^® piety, "Eleven
Million," the scene changes to
the World War period, as the
characters strive to present to
the audience the aftermath of
the first World War.
Every member of the club
will be cast in at least one
play during the semester for
the regular club meetings, as
the purpose of the club is to
study play-casting, staging,
and play production. Several
one-act plays have already
been decided upon by the
club to be presented this sem
ester.
The Dramateers look for
ward to the Spring Festial at
Chapel Hill^ N. C.^ where they
will take several plays and
costume arrangements to be
entered in the Playmakers'
Contests. This trip will bring
to a close the planned events
of the Dramateers for this year.
NO. 3
Dr. O. T. Binkley
Leads Fall Revival
Dr. Binkley’s Message
To The Students
My message to students
may be briefly and simply
stated. Accept the gracious
invitations of Jesus: 'Come
to me, believe in me, learn
of me, and follow me.' Cul
tivate the idea of the holy
which subdues the mind to
wonder and softens the
heart to worship. Learn to
do thorough work every
da^A, cast out fear with love
and faith, and give your
selves in some field of en
deavor to loving and intelli
gent ministry to human
need."
The subject for Saturday
night will be on "The
Friends of Jesus." There are
three groups of students:
(1) Those who are indifferent
to Jesus; (2) Those who are
hostile to Jesus; (3) Those
who are the friends of Jesus.
If we hear his words and
obey them, we are his
friends.
Sunday morning we shall
think of^ what it means to
live a "Life worthy of the
Gospel of Christ."
For the past week the stu
dents of Mars Hill hove been
inspired by the uplifting mes
sages of Dr. O. T. Binkley,
head of the Religion Depart
ment at Wake Forest College.
The college called him from
his classes to lead our annual
fall spiritual revival.
I like Mars Hill very much
indeed, said Dr. Binkley. "I
like the serious attitude and
the^ atmosphere of worship
which preails on the campus;
1 like the student response to
religious activities. I also like
the social life here which I miss
at Wake Forest."
Dr. Binkley was graduated
from Wake Forest College in
1928. From there he went to
the Southern Baptist Seminary
in Louisville, Ky., where he
studied until 1930. In 1933, hb
received his Ph.D. from Yale
University.
For ^ five and a half years.
Dr. Binkley held a pastorate
at Chapel Hill and since then
hers b©en h©crcl of th© D©port-
ment of Religion at Wake For
est College.
Although Dr. Binkley may be
a stranger to some of us, he is
well known throughout the
state as an outstanding relig
ious leader and speaker.
The most important things
in my life are my children," he
admits. Dr. Binkley has two
lovely daughters, one aged six
years and the other eight
months.
Founders’ Day
In Review
Notice
With the comment on
page t4ro, we are introduc
ing a new column into the
paper. This column is to be
known as the Open Forum,
and is to be used for com
ments from the readers. We
gladly accept all comments
and suggestions.—Editors.
Writer
m
By James Stuart Dendy
(Written after on interview with
bora Coleman Porter, the wi
dow of O. Henry.)
We should all be deeply in
terested in and proud of our
great American short - story
writer, O. Henry. Not only was
North Carolinian by birth and
^if® here
Western North Carolina.
As a young man, William
Sydney P^ter lived in Greens
boro, N. C., with his father,
aunt, grandmother, cousin, and
a lazy, slothful little negress
knoira as "Gyp." His Uncle
Clark, who had married a cou
sin of Sara Coleman, lived
next door, and Sara lived in
his home. When the interest-
mg romance began, Sara was
only 13 years of age, and her
lover 19. Of course in that day
it would have been unheard-
of for a boy of this age open
ly to show affection for one so
young. Nevertheless, William's
aunt allowed him to take Sara
to ^ the show with a chaperon.
William was then working in
° store as a prescription
clerk. He emphatically denied
being a soda fountain boy;
but on the way back from the
theatre he always dropped in
the drug store with Sara and
condescended to this rank just
long enough to make a soda
for Sara! It is of interest to us
that this same drug store was
the one in which the famous
Vick s medicines had their
birth.
William Porter was never a
iMithy person, and at 20 he
ten Greensboro for Texas,
^ere he hoped to recuperate.
J here he lived on a ranch with
friends of the family. Soon
after reaching Texas William
met a young lady. Miss Athal
ptis. He married her and they
had a daughter, O. Henry's
only child. This daughter died
in 1927. At the time this child
was bom, William Porter and
his wife were living in Austin.
He was working in a bonk and
lond offic© and doing' 'writing
on the side, having a regular
newspaper column.
.^,The tragic port in the life of
William Sydney Porter began
in the bonk where he was
Chapel Program
IT^® Founders Day program
M Mars Hill College, Saturday,
Oct. 12, opened with the cha
pel exercises which were held
from 10:00 to 12:00 o'clock in
the college auditorium. Presh
dent Hoyt Blackwell presided
and recognized the visitors,
who came from all parts of the'
South.
Dr. Thurman D. Kitchin,
president of Wake Forest Col-
fege, delivered the main ad
dress of the morning, which
centered about the idea of the
place of science in civiliza
tion.
Dr. Bert Cunningham, of
Duke University, opened the
Science Symposium by read-'
ing a paper on "Disintegration
arid Integration of Science."'
Miss Margaret Edwards, of
WG.U.N.C., then spoke on'
The Place of Home Econo-'
mics in Junior Colleges." "The'
Place of Science in a Chris-'
tion School was discussed by
Dr. Milton Braun, of the De-^
partment of Physics of Ca
tawba College, and Dr. C. G.
Mumford, of the Department of
Mathematics of North Carolina'
State College, had as his topic
Junior College Mathematics."
Music was furnished by the"
Glee Club under the direction'
of Miss Elizabeth Ellison and
by the orchestra under the di-'
rection of Miss Mildred Gwin."
Picnic Lunch
Lunch was served picnic
'Style at 12:00 o'clock to all the
students. The fare consisted of
s a n dwiches, pickles, salad,
and fruit. The faculty and vis
itors were served in the dining'
hall.
Dedication Of Science
Building
At 1:00 o clock the dedica
tion of the new science hall
began. President Blackwell ex-
pressed a wish that Mr. Pal
mer, the architect, could
be present. He said: "He went
away two years ago. In his
passing, we lost one of the
finest friends we have ever
had." Mrs. C. M. Wall placed
the bronze box in the comer-
(Continued on page 4)
cashier. Money was stolen
from the cash drawer, and it
seemed that the blame was
being laid on Will Porter. He
at once resigned his position
with the bank and moved to
Houston, where he secured a
new job. On being summoned
back to Austin for trial he was
panic-stricken and went to
Central America, a fugitive
from justice, leaving his wife
and child behind. Mrs. Sara
Porter says that she can easily
understand his doing this, as
he was a very sensitive man.
(Continued on page 2)
Questions
1. Where is asphalt most
abundant?
2. What is the definition of
"to jubilate?"
3. What is the significance
of these dotes: 55 B.C.,
597 A.D., and 1066
A.D.?
4. Where was Moses bur
ied?
5. What were the five lead
ing states of Italy dur
ing the Middle Ages?
6. What is the meaning of
the following words
and from what lan
guage do they come?
(1) nomen, (2) mettre,
(3) puerta, (4) echo.
7. Who is the Mayor of
Mars Hill?
    

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