North Carolina Newspapers

    CThe Hilltop
Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
l^olume XVIII.
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, JANUARY 15, 1944.
Number 7.
S Honor Clubs Elect
Officers
♦
irille The Honor Clubs met Tues-
evening, January 11, for
^^he last meeting of the semes
ter. After examinations are
3 U;ompleted, other students will
oe invited to become members
3f the clubs. Several of the
7lubs have already elected
new officers in order that plans
may be made now for next
semester's work. The new of
ficers of the Scriblerus Club
Nina Guard, president;
Evelyn McLeod, vice-president;
lin»mid Hope Bailey, secretary.
The retiring officers are Yvon-
Lawing, president; Lorice
Fogleman, vice-president; and
Jeanne Wall, secretary.
Leading the French Club are
Betty Rogers, president; Mary
Mundy, vice - president; and
Jewell Davidson, secretary. The
officers for first semester were
Martha Peatross, president;
Betty Rogers, secretary.
The new officers of the Sci
ence Club are Harold Spang-
president, and Hazel
Thomas, vice-president, suc
ceeding Helen Teague as presi
dent and Carrol Spurling, vice-
president.
Other honor clubs will elect
their officers for the second
semester at a later date.
Mars Hill Invited To
Forensic Meet
The Mars Hill forensic group
has again been invited to at-
*Be Twelfth Annual South
Forensic Tournament
■which is to be held at Hick-
N. C., March 2-4. Lenoir-
Rhyne college is to sponsor
the event.
In former years Mars Hill
•college has sent representa
tives to this tourney and has
^always made an enviable
record there. This year, how-
;6ver, it will be impossible for
lOur forensic group to leave the
.campus at the time of the tour-
mament.
basketball
Schedule
The Mars Hill college bas
ketball schedule was re
leased today by Coach
Ulayton. She requests that
everyone keep the schedule
in mind and atend the home
games. The schedule is as
lollows;
Jan. 22: Milligan, there.
Jan. 25: Tusculum, here.
Jan. 29: Milligan, here,
reb. 5: Tusculum, there,
reb. 12: Canton, there,
reb .19: Canton, here,
reb. 22: Brevard, here,
reb. 26: Brevard, there.
©b. 29: Moore General
Hospital, here.
NIar. 4; Moore General Hos
pital, there.
The team, is getting in good
shape and some enjoyable
games are expected.
Navy Nurse To
Visit Campus
Miss Pauline Savage, mem
ber of the Navy Nurse Corps,
will speak at Mars Hill College
on Tuesday, January 18.
Miss Savage represents the
National Nursing Council for
War Service and the United
States Cadet Nurse Corps—the
new government plan which,
under the U. S. Public Health
Service, offers a free pro
fessional education to qualified
students. Her visit is part of a
nation-wide endeavor to recruit
65,000 student nurses this year
for wartime replacements
caused by acute needs of the
army, navy and civilian health
agencies, and also to interest
college women in preparation
for post-war careers.
The latest information on
the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps
will be presented by Miss
Savage, who has recently con
ferred with Miss Lucile Petry,
its director, and other national
authorities. Recruits in the
corps will receive free tuition,
free maintenance, distinctive
gray and scarlet street uni
forms, and a monthly stipend
during their entire period of
training in accredited schools
of nursing. In return, they
promise to remain active in es
sential military or civilian nurs
ing for the duration of the war.
Miss Savage, who received
her appointment to the Navy
Nurse Corps in September, has
been granted a postponement
of her assignment to active
duty in order that she might
take part in the government
program for the recruitment of
nurses. She is a recent grad
uate of the University of Cali
fornia, where she majored in
political science and nursing.
After her graduation from the
University of California School
of Nursing in San Francisco in
May of this year, she took serv
ice as operating room nurse
in the University Hospital be
fore enlisting in the Navy
Nurse Corps.
Her undergraduate activities
included membership in class
councils, on the organization
control board, and chairman
ship of the Committee of Asso
ciated Women Students of the
University of California School
of Nursing. She was elected to
Kappa Kappa Gamma So
rority, and was a correspon
dent for its magazine—The Key.
She is a member of Spurs, the
National Women's S e r vice
Honorary Society, and the
American Red Cross.
Nursing, Miss Savage be
lieves, is war work with a
future. The first women to go
overseas with the armed forces
were the army and navy
nurses. Even before she grad
uates, the student nurse is now
recognized as being in a serv
ice as essential as that under
taken by the WACS, the
WAVES and the Marines. Stu-
(See NAVY NURSE —Page 4)
Former Student
Honored
SOCIETY OFFICERS ELECTED
George Blake, former stu
dent of Mars Hill college, will
appear in the 1942 edition of
Who's Who Among Students
In American Colleges and Uni
versities. George, who was se
lected from Berea college, is
now training in the Navy's
V-12 program. He was trans
ferred December 20 from Ports
mouth to Columbia University.
George participated in num
erous campus activities while
at Mars Hill. In addition to ex
tensive work in the dramatics
department, he was sometimes
a contributor to the Hilltop.
Lee
Matrimony Hits
The Faculty
Two of our former faculty
members, Sgt. Herbert Sebren
and Lt. Fred Dickerson, and
one of our present faculty mem
bers, Miss Montez Scott, de
cided to start walking the long
road of matrimony during the
Christmas holidays. We are
wishing them the best of luck
and success.
Lieut. Fred Dickerson, a for
mer Mars Hill physical edu
cation teacher, was married on
January 6 to Miss Doris Mae
Busby of Kokomo, Indiana. Mrs.
Dickerson is a graduate of the
Kokomo High School and Busi
ness College. Until recently
she worked in the offices of
Delco-Radio. Leiut. Dickerson
is stationed at the Bunker Hill
Naval Air Station. Before enter
ing the navy he was athletic
director at Davis-Elkins college.
West Virginia.
Sgt. Sebren, popular band
and orchestra leader of last
year, took the marriage vows
on December 19 in Cheraw, S.
C. His bride is the former Miss
Lucille Griggs of Cheraw. She
attended Flora MacDonald
where she was outstanding in
many activities. Sgt. Sebren
left Mars Hill to enter the Army
Air Force in September, 1942.
He is now an instructor at the
Myrtle Beach bombing range.
He was an outstanding mem
ber of our faculty and was ad
mired by everyone.
Of much interest, especially
to the business students of our
college, is the marriage of Miss
Billie Montez Scott of our busi
ness department. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Scott of Mars Hill. Wedding
bells rang for Miss Scott on
December 22 at Spartanburg,
S. C., where she became Mrs.
Homer Sparks. Mrs. Sparks is
a graduate of Mars Hill col
lege and Woman's college of
the University of North Caro
lina. She joined our faculty
last year. Her bewildered stu
dents, who confuse "Miss" with
"Mrs.", say best wishes for
a happy married life.
Spangler
V aagnan
These are the presidents of
the four literary societies for
the forensic term of this year:
Jane Lee, Clios; Rachael Mc
Clain, Nonpareils; Harold
Spangler, Philomathians; Earl
Vaughan, Euthalians.
Tonight’s Program
Tonight, January 15, the
moving picture "Crash Dive,"
starring Anne Baxter and Ty
rone Power, will be shown in
the college auditorium. This
is the action-and-thrill-packed
war story of a sailor who was
transferred from a fast-moving
P-T boat to what seemed to
him a slow, deliberate subma
rine. His romance with Miss
Baxter and his adventures on
the submarine provide force
ful entertainment.
Campus Visitors
Pvt. Charles Harris, who
took his basic training at Camp
Hood, Texas, is now at Louisi
ana State University. For the
next eighteen months, he ex
pects to study in the engineer
ing branch. Last year he was
active in society.
Back to State went Bob
Teague—after he joined the
army. While he was there two
years ago he was in the
R.O.T.C. At Mars Hill he visited
his sister Millicent.
On a recent visit Nena Barr,
a high-ranking , graduate of
last year who became Clio
president, told exciting stories
of Mexico. Last summer she at
tended school in Pueblo,
seventy miles from Mexico
City. Now she is attending
W.C.U.N.C.
Pvt. "Jimmy" Amos came to
visit for a week-end. He will
graduate in March as a com
missioned officer from St. John's
University in Brooklyn, New
York. He received a medal for
expert marksmanship at his
basic training center. Ft. Ben-
ning, Georgia. A '43 graduate,
(See VISITORS—Page 3)
The college societies are
starting the new year under
unusually capable officers.
Clio officers: Joyce Howell,
vice-president; Beulah Hill,
secretary; Jeanne Mills, censor;
Nina Guard, chaplain; Nancy
Walters, pianist; Florence Rhea,
chorister; Yvonne Lawing, lite
rary critic.
Nonpareil officers: Susan
Harbison, vice-president; Eve
lyn McLeod, secretary; Jane
Johnson, censor; Rachel Bruton,
McClain chaplain; Ruth Lamb, pianist;
Nancy Bearden, chorister;
Christine Buchanan, literary
critic.
Philomathian officers: Crate
Jones, vice-president; Allen
Sinclair, secretary; Herby Les
ter, censor; Stanley Snead,
chaplain; Bobby Waldrop,
pianist; Hal Shoemaker,
chorister.
Euthalian officers: Leroy
Newton, vice-president; Bob
Gellerstedt, secretary; Carrol
Spurling, censor; Bruce Mclver,
chaplain; Irvin Cheney, pian
ist; Jimmy Pegram, chorister;
Van McAuley, reporter.
Chapel Schedule
Monday, Jan. 17; B.S.U.
Tuesday, Jon. 18: Represen-'
tative from the National
Nursing Council for War
Service.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Wed
nesday, Jan. 26: Final Ex
aminations and Registra
tion.
Thursday, Jan. 27: Dr. Black-
well.
Friday, Jan. 28: Mr. Wood.
Monday, Jan. 31: Mr. Sulli
van.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; B.S.U.
W e d n e sday, Feb. 2: Mr.
Stringfield.
Thursday, Feb. 3: Mr. De-
Shazo.
Friday, Feb. 4: Dr. Black-
well.
Naval Recruiters
Visit Campus
Lt. L. A. Williamson of the
Office of Nerval Officer Pro
curement, Atlanta, Georgia,
and yeoman 2/c W. W. Blan
ton, a former student of Mors
Hill college, of the Navy Re
cruiting Station, Ashe ville
North Carolina, were on our
campus January 7 in the in
terest of recruiting boys for
Naval Aviation Training, V-5.
Lt. Williamson discussed the
different phases and periods
of training from the eight
months' college training, for
which full college credits ore
given, to the final stage of
training at the Naval Air Sta
tions at Pensacola, Florida, or
at Corpus Christi, Texas. After
his twenty-eight months of
training, the student is com
missioned an ensign in the
Naval Reserve or a second
lieutenant in the Marine Corps
Reserve and proudly wears
(See RECRUITERS—Page 3)
    

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