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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Volume XVI.
News Flashes
The Philomathian Literary
Societ held its election on Oc
tober 10, 1941. The officers
are as follows:
President, Norman Caudle;
vice-president, William Gab-
bert; secretary, Hoyt Evans;
censor, Tom. Davis.
Clio, Non Elections
Both girls' societies held
their elections on Thursday
afternoon, Oct. 9. Results:
Clios — Jane Davis, presi
dent; Edith Cole, vice-presi
dent; Jonny Abernathy, secre
tary; Nancy Mosley, censor.
Nons — Maureen Coley,
president; Beverette Middle-
ton, vice-president; Iris Willis,
secretary; Mary Frances Fiich,
Tonight's Movie
October 11—Tonight in the
college auditorium 20th Cen
tury Fox presents Hudson's
Bay, starring Paul Muni.
Chapel Speaker
..^On Monday, October 20, Dr.
Inzer, pastor of the
first Baptist Church of Ashe-
viHfe^»^ill addr^h the student
body in ‘che^i^._y
Belated News
Norman Caudle was elected
president of the Forensic Coun
cil at its first meeting.
Mars Hill, North Carolina, October 11, 1941.
Number 2.
Honor Clubs, Highest Rating Students,
Hold First Meetings Tuesday
Pictured above are the presidents of the Honor Clubs. Top" row, left
to right: Beverette Middleton, president of Scriblerus Club; Lucille
Lawton, president of French Club. Center: J. E. Boykin, president
of Business Club. Bottom row, left to right: Jane Davis, president
of the Science Club; and Henry Anderson, president of* Inter-
national Relations Club. *
Howell Fox had the mis
fortune of having a glass
dropped on his head while
walking by a girls' dormitory
last week, but our sympathy
goes mostly for his fall at the
Cascades, which broke his
To all who walk on the rail
ing at the curb in front of
Moore Hall—be careful—lest
you fall and cut a gash in
back of your head as Forrest
Morrow did.
We wish the best of luck to
Dorothy Finch who is at Duke
Hospital this week for observa
tion, and to Ruth Brooks, who
is in Roye Cottage Sanatorium,
110 Sunset Drive, Asheville,
N. C.
Another mishap occurred
down on the football field
when Murray Brisson broke
his nose playing tag football.
Colds are threatening in a
big way again. All we con scry
—Ever'body be careful!
We are especially glad to
have had Miss Josephine
Turner ' here this week. Her
visit has been beneficial to
all who were in her study
course-class, as well as to the
T. U. in general.
Miss Pearl Johnson Is
Chapel Guest
Miss Pearl Johnson, returned
missionary from China, and
Miss Mary Currin, state leader
of Y.W.A. in North Carolina,
were visitors on the campus
from Thursday, October 2, until
Saturday, October 4. On Fri
day during the chapel exer
cises, Miss Johnson gave a
very i’nspirational talk on
China. She was sponsored by
the Y. W. A.
Miss Johnson, who was bom
in Union County, South Caro
lina, attended Jonesville High
School, Limestone College, and
the 'W.M.U. Training School
in'^ Louisville, Kentucky. She
was graduated from the Semi
nary there in 1924, and im
mediately after graduation
she left for China as a mis
sionary. During her first eleven
years in China she had charge
of a girls' school in Wuchow,
South China. During the pres
ent conflict, the school build
ing has been bombed three
times. It is practically
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^ The Euthalian Literary So
ciety held its scheduled
election on October 3, 1941.
J. Carlton Jones was elected
president; Robert Brissie,
vice-president; Wallace Par
ham, corresponding secre
tary; Everett Spurling, cen
sor; Clyde Rollins, recording
.. seems os though many
good attractions have already
fallen to the lot of Mars Hill
this year. Among the best was
Miss Josephine Turner who
helped in the B. T. U. study
courses which were held Oc
tober 6-10.
We had looked forward to
Miss Turner's coming one
many were enrolled in her
class. She taught the book,
Christian Leadership, by Mrs.
Edwin Preston.
There were thirteen classes
in all, the other twelve being
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At the first of th%Sp(jnish
Club meetings, the members
will begin their study cJf the
Spanish-American countries.
At this time Miss EMonor B.
Church, assistant librarian,
will favor the club* wjth a
talk on her recent titp to
South America. The ^em
bers are looking forward to
hearing Miss Church ^peak.
A president to take the
place of Lucille West, who
did not return to school this
year, will be elected at the
first meeting. Other officers
are as follows; secretary-
treasurer, Hatch Crenshaw;
social chairman, Sarah Kate
Davis; activity chairman,
Dorothy Goforth, and spon
sor, Mrs. Cornelia Vann.
, South America Bound
By Maureen Bennett
His Excellency, Dr. Enrique
Ruiz Guinazu, ambassador
from Argentina, was actually
interviewed by Miss Church,
a member of our Mars Hill
faculty! Yes, Miss Church
made a trip to South America
this sumnier and had an ex
ceptionally interesting cruise,
full of new exeperiences.
"I made this thirty-eight day
cruise primarily for recreation
and for a chance to write some
feature articles, both of which
I received," she said. "While
on the ship, I interviewed ope
ratic stars, famous conductors,
and the, foreign minister from
Argentina, and I had interesting
conversations with an Ameri
can naval attache." On inter
viewing one of the famous
operatic directors she was
asked, "Would you care to
speak in Italian, French, or
German?" The reply was,
"English only, please!"
"Rio is absolutely perfect.
The sunsets over the water, the
diamond necklace boy, and
the lighted avenues and
statues give a gay effect to a
truly majestic setene," she said.
"The foods, I noticed in par
ticular, were the marvelous
beef and sizzling steaks. I
made a very unexpected find
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Ar^ Club Meets
By Henry Huff
The Russians seem to be
having considerable success
around Leningrad. They claim
to have driven the Germans
back on on extensive front
for a distance of thirty miles.
Before the Russian capital,
Moscow, Marshal Timoshenko
has made this front fairly
stable. The Germans are now
about 125 miles from the capi
tal city.
To the South on the
Ukrainian front .the armies of
Marshal Budenny are fighting
to save,the "Detroit of Russia,"
Kharkov, and the industrial
Donets river valley. Still farther
south Hitler is attacking Crimea
through the narrow neck of
land joining the mainland and
the Crimean Peninsula.
Crimea was the scene of the
invading host of Ghengsi
Khan, of Florence Nightingale's
heroic activity, and also of the
famous "Charge of the Light
Brigade," which was so
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The art club will hold its
first meeting of the year on
Tuesday evening, October 21,
in the art studio. All students
who are interested in art are
urged to attend. The program
theme will be "Water Colors
and Modern Water Color
The purpose of the Art Club
is to unify, centralize, and en
courage the interest in art on
the campus. Those students
enrolled in art classes are ex
pected to belong to the club.
In addition, those who ore
interested may present work
they have done elsewhere in.
any phase of art. and, if it is
acceptable, they also may be
come members.
It might be interesting to note
that the Art Club is now in
possession of an original draw
ing of "Henry," the comic strip
character. It was sent to the
club by the artist, Mr. Carl
Anderson, of Madison, Wis
During the summer Miss
Bowden studied at Penland
Art Center and did metal work,
which consisted of hammering
and etching in copper, pewter
and brass. As a member of
the Southern States Art League,
Miss Bowden was asked this
summer to have her pictures
reproduced by the American
Library of Colored Slides.
Members Must Excel
In Scholastic Work
Most Courses Are
The honor clubs on the cam
pus will hold their first meet
ings of the year Tuesday night,
October 14. The members of
each club will present a pro
gram on the subject it empha
sizes and a social period will
Members of the honor clubs
are the highest rating students
in college. Membership is re
stricted to students with an
average of B in the subject in
which the club specializes and
not below a C in other sub
The honor clubs meet regu
larly the second Tuesday of
each month. A high standard
of work is maintained by the
clubs, indicating that those
subjects represented hold the
greatest interest for the mem
bers. The purpose of the clubs
is to give recognition to those
excelling in the various
scholastic fields and to provide
opportunity for further research
in these fields.
The Scriblerus Club will
meet in Edna Moore. The
theme for discussion is Ca
nadian poetry. The members
of the club are looking forward
to a successful year with vo-
carium as one of their main
projects. The first record is a
group of poems by Robert
Frost. The officers this year
are Beverette Middleton, presi
dent; Bill Gabbert, vice-presi
dent; and Richie Harris, secre
tary. The purpose of the Scrib
lerus Club is to promote in
terest in the study of literature,
to encourage creative expres
sion, and to permit congenial
association for its members.
The members of the French
Club will be entertained by a
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Study Courses
The B. T. U. study- courses
have just been completed, and
we ore pleased to report that
interest has been maintained
during the entire week. Several
of the classes had an enroll
ment in excess of one hundred
Miss Josephine Turner, a
state worker from Raleigh,
taught a class dealing with
Christian leadership. Her class
was well attended, and all
those present were delighted
with both her style of teach
ing and her enthusiasm for her
Dr. Moore taught Pilgrim's
Progress again this year, and
again this teaching was a real
inspiration to the more than
two hundred students attend-
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