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Mars Hiil College
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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
lume XVI.
Mars Hill, North Carolina, January 17, 1942.
Number 7.
lars Hill Loses Dean I. N. Carr To Uncle Sam
ramatic Club Elects Officers
iterest Centered On
State Contests
'he Dramatic Club has
icted as its officers for the
w semester the following stu
nts: president, Luther Jarvis;
:e-president, Burnette Selph;
:retary, Ethel Belle Kornegoy;
asurer, Lee Wood; and his-
ian, Eoline Keeter.
lach spring at Chapel Hill
state-wide dramatic festival
held. The plays are pre-
ited by high schools, col-
•es, and theater groups. Pre-
linary district festivals will
held this year, however,
d only those groups which
! classified as No. 1 will be
vileged to present their
[ys at the state festival. Last
3r Mars Hill won first place
its production of professional
tys and was one of two
■ior colleges invited to pre-
it on original play. James
.ndy was the author of the
jinal play last year.
'he chief interest in the club
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Stormy Weather
Now Ahead
■»
ireathes there a man with
.1 so dead, who never to
iself hath said, "Doggone
se exams. Why do they
"■e to come now, of all times,
when I'm the busiest?"
5er up, chillun. It's not so
1. Just think, they would
much harder if they were
^ calculus, or chemistry, or
ory. Why even exam time
its advantages. Think of
the time you'll have to date
■T one-ond-only, or of all the
3 you'll have to devote to
rhing up on your sleep.
L, O. K.—just sleep then—
who cares).
Briously now, exams aren't
int to be hard. They are
ely a reflection of what
have taken up in class
ng the fall semester. Surely
have not been isolated
ng the year to such an ex-
that you have not ob-
’©d a little knowledge from
3sure on class. And surely
ctre not immune. So cheer
Get plenty of sleep and
ze into 'em. You'll be okay.
'/ let s see, Jim, plenty of
f’JSt a little sugar—no,
much cream, Jim; it makes
sleepy — doggone this
dcs how'll I ever pass
?
Chapel Speaker
L R. Owen, Pastor of the
:h Broad Avenue Baptist
^:ch of Asheville and Sec-
Y of our Board of Trustees,
the first chapel speaker
the new semester, on
,sdoy, Jan. 29.
Miss Bonnie Wengert, under
whom the Dramatic Club is
achieving remarkable success.
HONOR CLUBS
MEET
Ellect Officers For Next
Semester
Several of the honor clubs
met on Tuesday night of last
week and, besides presenting
their regular programs, elected
officers for the coming se
mester.
The Science Club, meeting
in the science building, pre
sented the following program:
Devotional Message, Jane
Davis; "Mathematical History,"
Murray Hollydoy; "Brain Teas
ers," Carter Wright; "Mathe
matics in War," James Clark;
"Fallacies in Mathematics."
Jack Greene.
The new officers elected
were: president. Jack Greene;
vice-president, Lee Wood; sec
retary, Carter Wright; treas
urer, Murray Hollydoy.
The French Club met at the
home of Mrs. Roberts. The
brief program consisted of an
interesting and informative
summary by Mary Kincaid of
the highlights of French poetry
since the outbreak of the war
in 1939. The following new
officers were elected: presi
dent, Jack Lumpkin; vice-presi
dent, Pearl Franklin; secretary,
Evelyn Garrison; treasurer,
Emily Thorne.
The Classical Club presented
the following program at its
meeting:
"The Nine Muses," David
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News Flashes
Everyone is happy to hear
that President Blackwell has
returned home and is con
valescing after several days
in the Aston Pork Hospital,
Asheville.
it h it
Student Council
Elections
Jack Lucke, who was vice-
president of the Student Coun
cil, has moved up to the posi
tion of president, replacing
Walter Horrelson. James Hall
has been elected vice-presi
dent, and David Dorr is the
new councilman.
International
Summary
By Henry Huff
Much has happened since
our last article was written.
Momentous war conferences
have been held in Washing
ton between Prime Minister
Churchill and President Roose
velt; in Moscow between P’-ime
Minister Joseph Stalin and
British foreign Secretary An
thony Eden; and in Chunking
between Generalissimo Chiang
Kai-shek (China), Major Gen
eral George Brett (U. S. Army
Air Force), and General Sir
Archibald Wavell (Great Brit
ain). From the conferences in
Washington between the Brit
ish commander-in-chief in India
and Burma, should become
commander-in-chief of all allied
forces, land, sea, and air, in
the south Pacific. Headquarters
are to be in the Dutch island
of Java. Deputy commander is
Major General George Brett,
U. S.; naval commander. Ad
miral Hart, U. S.; and Gen
eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek is
commander-in-c h i e f in the
China area.
While in Washington, Prime
Minister Churchill, probably the
best known orator in the world,
made a historic speech be
fore the United States Congress
in which he predicted the utter
destruction of the axis powers
in 1944 or earlier. Twenty-six
"united nations" have signed
a pact in agreement.
The Japanese are pressing
their advance toward Singa
pore. General MacArthur is
putting up a magnificent de
fense in a small part of the
island of Luzon, having won
major battles in the last few
days against superior forces.
The Japanese have landed sea
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Homemakers’ Guild
• Elects Officers
The Homemakers' Guild
held its regular bi-weekly meet
ing on Monday evening, Janu
ary 12. Two brief programs
were given. Dorothy Goforth
presided over the first, which
included a magazine review,
by Hope Thornburg, and a
fashion show, exhibiting gar
ments recently made by girls
of one section of the C-I home
economics class. The second
program, presided over by
Frances Winston, included a
spring fashion forecast, by
Audry Mundorf and a fashion
show by another section of
the C-I home economics class.
The following officers were
elected for the second semester:
president, Frances Winston;
vice-president, Dorothy Go
forth; secretary, Mildred Cal-
vard; treasurer, Lona Belle
Fox; chorister, Sarah Curtis;
reporter, Audrey V. Mundorf.
Dr. I. N. Carr
Dr. Carr was called to service in
the U. S. Army last week.
Speak Up — ’Spress
Yourself
"Mr. President!" "Do you
yield?" "Ladies and Gentle
men." With the coming of a
new semester there comes the
annual battle of wits and
words, which reaches a climax
in the inter-society contests fea
tured at commencement. This
is the big opportunity for those
interested in forensic work to
gain personal development
and recognition and to bring
honor to the societies they rep
resent.  These contests include
both boys and girls and are
a source of keen enjoyment to
all who are really interested in
and appreciate the challenge
they present.
The Philomathians open the
season on January 30 by hold
ing a debate contest within
the society to determine who
shall meet the Euthalians in
the famous commencement
clash between the two so
cieties. Next in order will be
contests for oratory, declama
tion, and temperance reading,
the series ending on February
20. The Euthalians begin their
contests on February 6. The
order of their tryouts is: oratory,
declamation, temperance read
ing, and debate, the series end
ing on February 27.
The Nonpareils and Clios
get into the race through essay,
dramatic reading, and temer-
ance reading contests. Repre
sentatives are chosen by try
outs in the societies, and at
commencement the groups
meet in final contests between
the two societies.
These contests are open to
all society members, and any
wishing to participate should
begin preparing now. "The
early bird gets the worm"—
you'd better get in and dig
fast!
Dr. Carr Receives
Gall To Air Base
Leaves Deanship After
Eighteen Years
Mars Hill college regrets very
much to give up for an in
definite period of time Dr. I. N.
Carr, dean of men for the past
eighteen years. Dr. Carr has
been called into active duty
in the United States army.
Dr. Carr left last Sunday for
Charlotte, after receiving orders
to report to the air base there.
He is to be stationed at Camp
Lee, Virginia. Since 1924 he
has been a captain in the Re
serve Officers Training Corps.
On Friday of last week Dr.
Carr delivered to the students
and faculty of Mors Hill col
lege a short farewell address,
in which he expressed briefly
his regret at having to leave.
"Every association which I
have had here has been
pleasant. ... I shall continue
to think of the institution," he
said. "I came here to dedicate
my life to the work at Mars
Hill, and I hope to be able to
return soon." In closing. Dr.
Carr urged all young men to
continue their vocational train
ing with as little interruption
as possible. "The government
wonts you to stay with the
educational institutions," he
said. "Don't become panicky.
It would be a great mistake to
follow the present tendency to
leave school before you are
called."
President Blackwell then
spoke, refuting the idea that
Mars Hill is losing Dr. Carrt
"We are only lending him to
Uncle Sam for this period of
crisis and look forward to his
return," he said. "You may
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B.T.U. Loses Harrelson
New Leaders Chosen
During the past week there
have been many-events ta
king place in B.T.U. Perhaps
the foremost is the leaving
of our B.T.U. Director, Wal
ter Harrelson, who has join
ed the Navy. We wish Wal
ter the best of luck and
greatest good fortune as he
gives his services to his
country.
Henry Anderson has been
chosen by the B.S.U. Coun
cil to be the new B.T.U. lea
der. Henry was succeeded
by Lucile Lawton as Secre
tary. Idella Aydlett has been
selected as choir leader to
take the place of Jason Ross,
who has moved.
The B. T. U. extends a cor
dial welcome to all who ore
interested in training in
church membership. Several
new unions hove been star
ted, and more will be organ
ized as the enrollment in
creases. Won't you come
and do your part'?
    

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