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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Volume XVI.
Mars Hill, North Carolina, October 26, 1941.
Number 3.
News Flashes
Tonight in the college audi
torium the picture _ Citizen
Kane,” starring Orson Welles,
will be presented to the stu
dents of Mars Hill.
Pre-Ag Club
The Pre-Agriculture Club
will hold its first meeting of
the year on Tuesday, October
28, at 7:30 P. M. in the old
Clio-Phil Hall, Administration
Mermaids Meet
Friday night, October 24, the
Girls' Swimming Meet was
held at the college pool. The
name of the winner could not
be obtained before the paper
went to press.
Convention Coming
On Wednesday afternoon,
November 12, a session of the
Baptist State Convention will
be held in the College Audi
Chapel Gems
Last Monday, October 20,
Dr. John W. Inzer, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of
Asheville, brought the students
on inspiring and helpful mes
sage on the subject "Yester
day Speaks To Today." He
said that if we hope ever to
achieve a state of peace and
stability, we must firmly be
lieve in life. He who believes
in life will also believe in God.
Dr. Inzer was scheduled to ap
pear as our Founders' Day
speaker on Monday, Oct. 13,
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Homemakers Meet
The Mars Hill Homemakers'
Guild held its first meeting of
the year on Monday night, Oc
tober 13, with its new presi
dent, Dorothy Chandler, pre
siding. A very interesting pro
gram, concerning the various
fields a Home Economics stu
dent may enter after graduat
ing from college, was present
ed. Mildred Colvord discussed
the port Home Economis plays
in the defense program. In
contrast, J o n n i e Abernathy
gave some enlightening points
on dress designing as a ca
reer, and Mary Elizabeth Par
rott reviewed the advantages
and disadvantages of being a
nurse. Florence Patton told of
the dietetics divisions of the
field of Home Economics,
Dorothy Goforth presented the
main points concerning the
work of a Home Demonstration
Agent, and Lona Belle Fox
talked on the subject of teach
ing Home Economics as a pro
The Home Makers' Guild is
looking forward to a good
year imder the leadership of
its new officers who are Sarah
Curtis, vice-president; Frances
Winston, secretary; Lona Belle
Fox, treasiorer.
Guest Spe2Jcer
Reverend Sankey L. Blanton,
of the First Baptist Church of
Wilmington, who will be the
guest speaker through Re
ligious Emphasis Week, be
ginning Monday.
Dr. Sankey L. Blanton Is
To Be Guest Speaker
Religious Emphasis W eek
will be observed Monday
through Friday of next week,
October 27-November 1. Be
ginning Monday morning at
eleven o'clock in the audi
torium, special meetings will
be held. Throughout the week
these meetings will be held
twice a day. The evening serv
ices will be held in the church
at seven-thirty. Reverend San
key L. Blanton of the First
Baptist Church of Wilmington,
N. C., will be the guest speak
Dr. Blanton is a graduate of
Wake Forest college, the
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, and Andover-
Newton Theological Institution.
He came to Wilmington from
the Calvary Baptist Church of
New Hanover, Connecticut.
This church adjoins Yale Uni
versity campus, and Dr.
Blanton served many students
of the University. During the
first World War he was a
private in the American Ex
peditionary Forces. He now
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By Henry B, Huff
The Germans, having ad
vanced over the plains of
Russia from Vyazma, have now
begun their siege of Moscow.
The armies defending the city
hove fought bravely all the
way. The people of Moscow
have risen heroically to the
defense of their beleaguered
city. All foreign diplomats in
cluding American Ambassador
Laurence Steinhart have fled
from encircled Moscow to the
safety of Kyazma, on the east
bank of the Volga, 450 miles
east of Moscow. The govern
ment of Premier Stalin has also
fled from Moscow.
The famed grain port of
Odessa has fallen after a
leroic fifty-nine day defense
by its citizens and units of the
Red army. The Russians claim
that the army defending the
city has been evacuated to
Sebastopol on the Crimean
peninsula. The Russians are
making the Germans pay
heavily for their gains toward
the Donetz River valley.
Leningrad is being defended
magnificently. Operations on
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Meredith Boasts Mars
Hill Transfers
Forensic Council Takes Spotlight
Music Library
Records are being played
at the following hours:
Monday & Wednesday
1:00- 1:30 4:00-5:00
10:30- 11:00 4:00-5:00
12:30- 1:00 3:00-4:00
1:00- 1:30 3:00-4:00
There are eighteen transfers
from Mars Hill college at
Meredith college this year, one
of the largest groups ever to
go from here in a single year
single year. On Wednesday
evening, September 17, the
junior class of Meredith honor
ed the transfers with a coffee
to which were invited the class,
the officers of administration
and the faculty.
Many of the Mars. Hill cam
pus leaders of last year are
among the group which trans
ferred to Meredith. Four of the
society presidents are there—
Madge Allen of Forest City
and Rose Marie Haynes o::
Clyde, past presidents of the
Clio Society; and Sheila Gulley
of Alexandria, Virginia, anc
Lynn Starkweather of Wash
ington, D. C., of the Nonparei
Society. Lucille Haywood o::
Mt. Gilead, president of the
Dramateers and Inter-Collegi
ate poetry leader last year,
and Vinita Penland of Burns
ville, president of the I. R. C.
are at Meredith.
The following transfers were
also outstanding at Mars Hil
last year: Ruby Lee Yates o:
Chadbum, Ellie Mae White of
Hertford, Maxine Smith o:
Paintsville, Kentucky, Pauline
Reid of Franklin, Alma Moore
of St. Pauls, Marjorie Ailstock
of Covington, Virginia, Hazel
Carver of Roxboro, Marjorie
McPheeters of Mars Hill
Hozelene Smith of Wagram
Frances Shumaker of Raleigh,
and Marion Bradsher of Rox
Forensic Council
Pictured above are the officers
of the Forensic Council. They
are, top row, left to right: Nor
man Caudle, president; James
E. Hall, vice-president. Bottom
row, left to right: Miss Wanda
Hicks, secretary; Miss Willie
Ruth Edwards, social secre
Dramateers Present
First Performance
The Mors Hill college Drama
teers will present their first
public performance of the
year. The Importance of Being
Earnest, on November 8 in the
college auditorium. It is under
the direction of Miss Bonnie
Wengert, teacher of speech.
This play by Oscar Wilde, said
by critics to be the most per
fectly written form in the Eng
lish language, has its setting
in English drawing rooms of
The six most important roles
are played by students who
are majoring in speech anc
dramatics and who will gradu
ate from Miss Wengert's de
partment next spring. The cast
is as follows: John Worthing,
George Blake; Algernon
Moneruff, Luther Jarvis; Lady
Brocknell, Nancy Mosely;
Hon. Gwendolyn Fairfax, Geor
gia Coleman; Cecily Cordew,
Ethel Bell Kornegay; Miss
Prism, governess, Burnette
Selph; Reverend Ccmon
Chasuble, D. D., Lee Wood;
Merrimon, brother, Wallace
Parham; Lcme, manservant,
John Robertson.
Montague' library
Debate Tryouts Held
Representatives Sent To
Student Legislature
The annual tryouts for par
ticipation in forensic debating
events were held October 16
and 17. The question for the
forensic debates of the year
was used: "Resolved, that the
:ederal government should
regulate by low all labor
unions in the United States."
Thirty-six students were chosen
from those taking part. An
intramural tournament for
further elimination will be held
in about two weeks. Those stu
dents selected will comprise the
debating teams which will
compete in the various tourna
ments to which the college
sends representatives.
The primary purpose of the
council is to arrange for college
participation in these tourna
ments and to promote interest
in the various fields of public
speaking covered by forensic
work. Debating, oratory, after-
dinner speaking, impromptu
and extemporaneous speaking,
radio broadcasting, and poetry
reading are the principal
phases of the work promoted
by the council. Representatives
from fields other than debat
ing ore to be chosen later.
At present plans are being
made to send representatives
to the Student Legislative As
sembly, the Dixie Tournament,
the Smoky Mountain Men's
and Women's Tournaments,
he Appalachian Regional Tour
nament, the Eastern Carolina
Tournament, the Notional Stu
dent Legislative Assembly, and
the North Carolina State
Championship Tour ncrment.
The students chosen to repre
sent Mars Hill college at the
State Student Legislative As
sembly, being held in Raleigh
beginning Friday, October 24,
in the state capitol are Norman
B. Caudle, J. Carlton Jones, and
Henry Huff in the senate, and
James E. Hall, Daniel Kirk,
Kenneth E. Davis, W. T.
Thomas, John A. Robertson,
James Baker, Lewis O. Pad
gett, and Bob Brissie in the
Mars Hill has been remark
ably successful in forensic
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Recent donations to the
library by a graduate and two
friends of the college have
added much to the usefulness
and value of the Mars Hill
library. Included in the new
collections are biographies,
histories, and religious books.
North Carolina: the Old
North State and the New, five
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B.S.U. Hy-Lytes
Let's go to Durham! The an
nual state B. S. U. convention
is to be held there the last of
this month, October 31-Novem-
ber 2. If you have the oppor
tunity you should go for one
of the most glorious week-ends
of a lifetime.
Plans hove been made for
a very enjoyable and inspira
tional time together. On the
afternoon of the 31st a banquet
will formally open the con
vention. Reverend Charles
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