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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
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■'TEjlume XVIII.
Number 12.
Hars Hill Wins Eight Forensic Championships
With The
^ Alumni
cndi Easter brought as visitors
—^ campus a number of
umni from the class of ’43,
E;pfrCluding Virginia McCleney
's working in Wilming-
ackie Spainhour who is
ployed in the Wachovia
ank in Winston - Salem,
.^^^aret Herndon who is
[ pi North Carolina Ed-
ation Commission in Ra-
; rif and Doris Meekins
. ? attending George Pea-
OLoay College in Nashville.
^With the U. S. Coast Ar-
. Captain Henry Lee
lyjciages, a graduate of ’29.
leaving Mars Hill,
■ Bridges studied law
, Forest and then
N .several years before
^tering the service.
Recently promoted from
to captain, C. J.
^ ^PBot of a B-25 bomb-
E > nas been awarded the Pur-
1 ij. medal. Captain El-
,h’ received wounds
’in plane was shot down
‘i^^bat mission, is now
Rex L. Hayes, a
ifaduate of’41, has beL re-
e eb action since
"er n B^^yes, an engi-
1 n C}^ top-turret gunner
lirtpo^^^®’. completed
iived H. ®f^0Pe and had re
sted Air-Medal. He en-
^'Pril 1^4?® forces in
!as in NT^^’ "^^nt over-
^ M i^°vember, 1943.
nfss TVTU forrner-
e Dss Mildred Wright, of
^^pl?a ff ’f
impletin,! after
^om Vav,^ ^ 1.200-mile trip
^r hn«K"^"j «he told
fegers good-by. Lt.
ff29 i« navigator on a
5ty’; and^ overseas
ffrnine- + ^4.^®’ Aggers is re-
"phanage to” '■'''“"’“sville
belir tang for
ranc^ Mary
Jjril 8 ^M^ R®”’ Saturday,
nrs Hill ,®®ee finished
b:J" AVr"ir“S
his wife will
1944-1945 B. S. U. COUNCIL
Pictured above is the B.S.U. Council that will be installed in the near future. They are
left to right: (standing) Walton Connelly, president; Betty Crouch, Y.W.A. presi
dent; Connie Peterson, second vice president; Talmage Smith, Ministerial Conference
representative; Clyde McLeod, town representative; James Taylor, Sunday School sup
erintendent; (seated) Howie Bingham, recording secretary; Carl Westmoreland, Y.T.C.
president; D. T. Carown, treasurer; Ronald Hill, B.T.U. director. We regret that Louise
Harris, first vice president; Mary Sue Middleton, corresponding secretary; and Beth
Jones, Volunteer Band representative, were unable to be in the above photograph.
-minary Southwestern
I storic^f^of ® ^“uiitry in an
I f &t. Joff V''wur
f tended iw H^bams, who
® Hbl in ’30 and
since^l94|%^'i^ the
Ams iq S-Sgt. Wil-
serving in the
fie Persfan’^p^i^t^^timent in
’‘‘ationed Command,
B. S.U. Retreat To Be
Held At Mars Hill
The old and new B.S.U.
Councils of Mars Hill college
will hold their Pre-retreat
Retreat on Sunday, April 16.
This will be a period of local
instruction at which time
each new member taking his
office. These discussions will
be of practical help concern
ing the duties of the Council.
The annual Western Spring
Retreat, which is usually held
in Ridgecrest, North Caro
lina, is scheduled to be held
this year at Mars Hill. It will
begin on April 21 at 7:30
p. m. and continue till Sun
day after the morning church
service. At this time repre
sentatives from nine colleges
other than Mars Hill will be
the guests here. They are as
follows: Bowman Grey, Bap
tist Hospital School of Nurs
ing, Lenoir Rhyne, Catawba,
Queens College, Wingate,
Gardner Webb, Brevard, W.
C. T. C.
The Mars Hill Council
lembers will be excused from
classes to attend the Confer
ences. These conferences will
be held by groups of the of
ficers from the Councils of
different colleges. Mr. Dick
Howerton will preside over
the Retreat.
Tonight’s movie is “Bomba-
dier,” a picture full of ex
citement and thrills for
everyone. The ever popular
Pat O’Brien and the ever
lovely Ann Sheridan is
When we asked Mr. String-
field if there were any other
actors in it, he said, “That’s a
boy and a girl. What more
do you want?’’ He also said
that he hoped the machines
would be in good working
We don’t mind a few
breaks. It gives us a chance
to see who’s with whom and
to catch up on campus news
bits. We try to make the best
of every situation in which
we find ourselves.
Dr. Blackwell To
Attend College
Dr. Blackwell will be the
Mars Hill representative at
the Church Related College
Conference which will meet
at the 0. Henry Hotel,
Greensboro, N. C. April 18-
s 11 o r s
Chapel Schedule
Monday, April 17: Dr. Black-
Tuesday, April 18; B.S.U.
M'ednesday, April 19: Music.
Thursday, April 20: Dr. IMoore.
Friday, April 21: Mr. Kendall.
Monday, April 24: Mr. String-
Tuesday, April 25: B.S.U.
Wednesday, April 26: Music.
Thursday, April 27: Dr. Black-
Friday, April 28: Forensics.
Ned Austin breezed into
Mars Hill last week for his
second visit of the year. He
has been “playing” around
Appalachian State Teachers
College during the past six
months, but he wants to get
back to the “Hill” for serious
Gwendola Pierce and Ruby
Thompson sp>ent part of their
spring holidays at their Alma
Mater. They are making ac-
creditable records at Wom
an’s College this year.
Pvt. Frank Huffman came
onto the campus last Wednes
day wearing a ribbon for a
year’s good conduct in the
army. He is a student in the
Army Air Corps Administra
tion School, Tinker Field,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Jones twins, looking
as much alike as ever—ex
cept more so—since they are
in uniforms, spent several
days visiting their “Eu”
brothers and seeing the cam
pus in general.
Debate Teams Win
From Senior Colleges
Seven Slates Send
Eight student representa
tives brilliantly upheld Mars
Hill’s already firmly estab
lished Grand Eastern foren
sic record. This year the
Grand Eastern Forensic
Tournament was held in
Charlotte on April 6-7-8
under the sponsorship of
Winthrop College of Rock
Hill, S. C. Mars Hill brought
back more than one-third of
the Grand Eastern Cham
pionships, winning eight of
the twenty-one that were
Mars Hill, one of two
junior colleges participating,
won these championships
from a group made up large
ly of representatives from
senior colleges and universi
ties. The eight Mars Hill con
testants were Winifred Hollo-
well, Lillian Miller, Florence
Gordon, Nina Guard, Harold
Spangler, Charles Taylor,
Carl Westmoreland, and Earl
The eight Grand Eastern
Championships won were
Grand Champion After
Dinner Speaker for Girls:
Florence Gordon.
Grand Champion After
Dinnre Speaker for Boys:
Charles Taylor.
Grand Champion in Decla
mation for Girls: Florence
Grand Champion in Dec
lamation for Boys: Harold
Grand Champion in Ex
tempore for Girls: Nina
Grand Champion in Re
sponse to Occasion for Girls:
Florence Gordon.
Grand Champion in Ora
tory for Girls: Florence Gor
Champion Girl Debaters:
Nina Guard and Lillian
In addition to winning the
championships in these di
visions, Mars Hill con
testants won a number of
first places in various contest
rounds, entitling the winner
to participation in the finals.
First places won were these:
Charles Taylor, round one of
after dinner speaking; Flor
ence Gordon, rounds one and
two of after dinner speaking;
Harold Spangler, round one
of declamation; Florence
Gordon, round one ex
tempore; Nina Guard, round
two extempore; Earl
Vaughan, round two oratory;
Florence Gordon, round one
oratory; Earl Vaughan,
round two of response to oc-
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