North Carolina Newspapers

    9, Iff- 29, 1944.
Page 3.
"festern B. S. U. Retreat Mars Hill’s Guest
Miss Wengert’s
^rama Successfully
Saturday evening,
satio^^^ 22, the Mars Hill
1 climaxed a suc-
_ sful presentation year
irst :h “Flowers and Dust,”
is Ithree-act drama written
Hei^ directed by Miss Bonnie
jjjjngert, college director of
play is the second
1 presented dur-
J t;he year, and is the first
nt h written and produced
a member of the faculty,
j ’^arks Miss Wengert’s
at Mars Hill as a play-
This laudable drama
int worthy of being
f,^^^ded as a climax for the
. , calendar of both the
.iblic and private produc-
'ns of the college Drama-
le sbj-g_
and The cast included: Theo-
Weston, II—Harold
u d°^aker; Mrs. Theodore
% Weston, II (Fay)—Jean
wr ebster; Theodore F. Wes-
m — Johnny Davis;
Davis; Mary Stuart,
I ‘ nousekeeper—Kay Gar-
in’ Dynda Haynes, Fay’s
ns, Mlege friend—Jane Lee;
^.„(.’”®'.^^llbright. Fay’s moth-
Tn Lawing.
'v'l' be three acts of the play
e to'^b place in a small south-
e ''^ty in June, 1942. The
F. ’ Was the unfashionable
;o rfl *bg room of the Weston
re on the production
must ^ Were: Director, Bonnie
manager of stage,
ortt Noblett; manager of
achii;®Perties, Billie Wilson;
;st June Skeen; stage
to "bgs executed by Clinton
natij J”'®! lights executed by
s were Ora Lee,
, Marshal
Dean Dorsey, Jeanne
nd^^‘ j_and Lois Chandler.
iscU' Jewish Rabbi To
Peak In Chapel
tvs Abraham Shuster-
‘0 a”epr’o>,f ^d., a
^be Jewish
'ceS lulert Society, is sche-
^th/lav speak in chapel on
y ®’iouhpo’ ^^^ording to an an-
innatl"’?"* made in Cin-
, tiocirtv ■’jadquartera ot the
^gvho o^’f. I^abbi Shusterman,
ontSar the pulpit of
3„i.. oai Congregation in
‘Jud^r^^’ speak
The Freedom.”
*»- ^ociefv Chautauqua
?aS"a^’: educational or-
:h n all parf« universities
e interpre\ f ^?“^try
•beraturp ^ Jewish history,
r'''om a and philosophy
^ .ooint nf ^un-propagandistic
sg- 'u. ot View
'. t'tions. ^®bgious organiza-
), “^^Peaker +u guest
fcil Banaif Coun-
to at Wake T^’ u .junior
oHibiember ^^.s a
igeVear, anH^-+ ^ council last
d ii'good tn k surely seerped
% ^ to have him back.
Mrs. Livingston
Wins Honors
Carolyn Lambeth Livings
ton, faculty member of the
college department of music,
was recently announced sec
ond place winner in two di
visions of the 1944 contest
for North Carolina com
Mrs. Livingston’s song
composition with piano ac
companiment, “Death Is A
Whife Swan,” took second
place in the song classifica
tion. Her piano solo, “Ques
tioning,” took second place
in the piano classification.
Mrs. Livingston has for
three previous years entered
the amateur division of this
contest for composers, held
annually under the auspices
of the North Carolina Fed
eration of Music Clubs.
This year Mrs. Livings
ton’s honors were won from
the professional division, of
which Dr. Howard Hanson,
noted American conductor,
composer, and educator,
was judge.
May Day
(Continued from Page 1)
loiighby, and Mary Kath
erine Trevathan; music com-:
mittee: Edwina Creech
(chairman), and Sallie Ray
Bowers; program commit
tee: Frances Hancock (chair
man), Evelyn Brookshire,
and Florence Gordon; and
in charge of the Maypole
dance—Jane Lee.
B.S.U. Banquet
(Continued from Page 1)
“The Big Dipper,” reply,
by Prof. M. W. Kendall.
“The Dog Star,” after
dinner speech, by Ronald
Hill, newly elected B.T.U.
“Venus,” address to the
new council, by outgoing
B.S.U. president, Florence
“Jupiter,” reply, by Wal
ton Connelly, new B.S.U.
“Glittering Stars,” musi
cal selections, by Evelyn and
Clyde McLeod, town repre
“Saturn,” introduction of
the speaker of the evening,
by Bruce Mclver, outgoing
“Pegasus,” “star” address
of the program, by Bill Far
“Evening Star” musical
conclusion by the group.
The group was fortunate
in having Bill Farrar as
guest speaker. Bill is a for
mer Mars Hillian and coun
cil member. He is now a stu
dent at Wake Forest.
Dean Announces
Medals To Be
Presented To
The Dean’s office an
nounced this week that the
following medals are to be
awarded during the com
mencement exercises:
Quaid Medal. Continuing
the gift made by her moth
er, who was at one time die
titian here, Mrs. J. E. Watts,
of Itasca, Texas, offers a
medal to the student making
the greatest progress in
American history during the
Scholarship - C h a racier
Medal. This medal is award
ed to the second-year student
who ranks highest in scholar
ship, character, and man
ners. For several years this
medal was given by the late
John A,. Baxter, of Nash
ville, Tennessee.
Government Award. An
unabridged Webster’s Dic
tionary is offered by one of
the trustees, W. R. Cham
bers, Marion, North Caro
lina, for the best paper writ
ten on some subject related
to good government.
Bible Medal. Rev. L. Jl.
O’Brian, of Asheboro, North
Carolina, gives a medal to
the person presenting the
best paper on some Bible
Debate Medal. Mrs. C. B.
Mashburn, of Mars hall.
North Carolina, gives a
medal each year to the best
debater. Her husband, a loy
al alumnus and trustee of
the college, gave this medal
for many years.
Dzaderick Medal for Ora
tors. J. V. Erskine, of Weav-
erville. North Carolina, of
fers a medal in honor of his
father-in-law, T. 0. Dead-
erick, to the young man win
ning the commencement ora
torical contest.
Declaimer’s Medal. C. R.
Edney, Marshall, North
Carolina, gives a medal to
the young man winning the
declamation contest of com
Reading Medal. This medal
is awarded to the young
woman winning the readers’
contest at commencement
and is given by the college.
Essay Award. A silver
loving cup is given to the
two young women’s societies.
The society that wins the
cup two years in succession
gets to keep it permanently.
This cup is given by Buren
Jurney, a graduate of Mars
Hill college.
The Western B.S.U. Spring
Retreat met at Mars Hill
during the week-end of April
21-23. All colleges in West
ern North Carolina with
organized Baptist Student
Unions were included in this
Retreat. The attendance was
smaller than that anticipat
ed. About forty students
from the following colleges
were our week-end guests:
Gardner-Webb, Wingate, A.
S. T. C., Lenoir-Rhyne, and
the Nurses School at Win
The purpose of the Re
treat was to provide a train
ing period for newly elected
B.S.U. council members. The
local council members wel
comed the visitors and con
ducted them to rooms in the
dormitories where students
acted as hosts or hostesses.
Meals were served to the
B.S.U. group in the annex of
the dining hall or at the sec
ond sitting of meals.
The meeting began at 7:30
with a social directed by Na
dine Paxton, Sunday School
Superintendent of the retir
ing local council. The as
sembly in the church audi
torium was opened by Cal
vin Knight, president of the
state and Wake Forest B. S.
U.’s presiding. Miss Jane
Carroll, newly elected presi
dent at W.C.U.N.C. and also
State Devotional Chairman
conducted a period of wor
ship at the opening of each
assembly program. Dr. Hoyt
Blackwell welcomed the visi
tors. Miss Cleo Mitchell, di
rector of Religious Activities
at Meredith College spoke
to the group on “The Pur
pose and Work of B.S.U.” A
period of discussion closed
the meeting in the church.
Students ended their day by
singing hymns around a bon
fire in the amphitheater dur
ing a period of meditation di
rected by R. T. Howerton,
state B.S.U. secretary.
Saturday at 8:45 nine
groups of delegates met for
Bible discussion. After a
period of worship, conducted
by Jane Carroll, the dele
gates were divided again into
twelve groups of officers.
Miss Kathryn Abee led the
conference for Y.W.A. rep
resentatives. The other con-
ferences and leaders were:
presidents. Miss Cleo Mitch
ell; first vice presidents;
Harold Townsend of Duke;
second vice presidents, Mrs.
Dick Howerton; third vice
presidents, Jane Carroll;
secretary - treasurers, Flor
ence Gordon; Sunday school
representatives. Miss Mary
Lee Ernest of E.C.T.C.;
B.T.U. representatives, Cal
vin Knight, and magazine
promoters, Frances Pope.
The message of the day was
“Workers With Christ.” and
the speaker made all who
were from Mars Hill feel
justly proud to say, “He is
our own ‘Daddy’ Blackwell.”
One of the features of the
morning’s assembly was a
demonstration council meet
ing by the A.S.T.C. council,
presided over by June Ayers,
former student of Mars Hill.
Saturday afternoon found
some B.S.U.’ers climbing
Bailey Mountain and others
resting between tire some
trips. At 5:30 all met at the
Cascades for a picnic supper
prepared by the college
A feature of the closing
meeting Saturday night was
a student forum telling of
summer work. Those taking
part were: Jimmy Pegram,
“We Plan to Do Summer
Work”; Walton Connelly,
“Summer School B.S.U.”;
June Ayers, “Pre-School Re
treats”; and Florence Gor
don, “Youth Revivals.” Jane
Carroll told about Quaker
Work Camps in Georgia.
Miss Mary Lee Ernest spoke
on “What B.S.U. Means To
Me.” The entire group at
tended the play in the col
lege auditorium.
Spring Retreats are an
nual affairs. The Eastern Re
treat was held at Wake For
est the week-end prior to
this one.

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