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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
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Number 4.
Dr. Pierce, Miss Garner
Receive High Honors
Dr. Ella J. Pierce and Miss
Collie Garner, members of the
Mars Hill English faculty, have
recently been signally honored
for work in their field. Dr. Pierce
has been elected to membership
in Delta Kappa Gamma, and Miss
Gamer has been chosen the West
ern District representative to the
Central Committee of the execu-
•' tive board of the North Carolina
English Teachers.
Dr. Pierce was one of six
prominent North Carolina edu
cators initiated into Delta Kappa
Gamma, honorary fraternity in
Education, during ceremonies
held in Asheville Friday evening,
November 3. Delta Kappa Gamma
iis a fraternity formed to honor
women who are recognized as
leaders in the profession of teach
ing. In it members have an op
portunity to serve their profession
■“by raising the professional stand-
As representative for Western
North Carolina, Miss Garner is
one of fifteen members of the
executive board of the North
Carolina English Teachers. Work-
^ing with other members of the
Central Committee, Miss Garner
will assist in planning the work
of English teachers in both the
schools and colleges of the state.
Her appointment is a recognition
of the excellent work she has
done in teaching English in North
Latt Beshears has been elected
[president of the Ministerial Con-
Cference for the term which began
1 Thursday, November 16. The oth-
ler officers are as follows: Fran-
Icis M. Barnes, vice-president;
I Walter Moose, secretary-treas-
lurer; John Brinegar, pianist; and
|Tommy Stapleton, reporter. Stew
art Heideck is the out-going presi
Preceding the election of of
ficers, Joseph Miller brought the
Evening message using Matthew
):1 as a text. It was an instruc-
live talk on the necessity for
preparation for work in God’s
Roy Ryan, Bill Taliaferro, and
tommy Stapleton read the Scrip-
pe. The program was brought
a close with Mr. Wood’s con
tractive criticism.
Forensic Club Plans
For Dixie Contest
Mrs. Richard Watson Directs;
112 Students Try Out.
A total of 112 students have
signed up for auditions from
which Mars Hill representatives
will be selected for the Dixie
Tournament to be held in the
Selwyn Hotel in Charlotte, De
cember 7-9.
The division of forensics and
the number signed up for each
type are as follows: oratory, 24;
poetry reading, 28; declamation,
22; debate, 16; address reading,
13; and extemporary, 9.
The intercollegiate debate ques
tion is “Resolved: That the fed
eral government enact legislation
requiring compulsory arbitration
of all labor disputes.’’
The last audition is to be held
Wednesday, November 22, at 2:30.
The forensic council and judges
of the auditions are: Mrs. Rich
ard Watson, chairman; Mr. Ralph
Ashworth; Dr. Ella Pierce; Miss
Bonnie Wengert and Mr. Lee
The officers of the Forensic
club for the fall term are D. T.
Carowan, president; Carl West
moreland, vice president; and Julie
Munden, secretary.
The Forensic club is also plan
ning to send representatives to
the Grand Eastern Tournament
to be held in Charlotte April
5-7. Winthrop College, Rock
Hill, S. C. is sponsor for both
Pictured above is the Clio-Phi hall of Blue and White. The Phis
celebrate their fifty-fourth anniversary tonight, and the Clios will
present their forty-ninth reception program next Saturday night.
Boyce Medlin is president of the Phis, and Betty Crouch is president
of the Clios.
Coming Events
lov. 18: Philomathian Anni
lov. 25: Clio Society Recep
■Jov. 25: “The Purple Heart.”
|lov. 27: Music in Wartime
[>ec. 2: Euthalian Anniversary.
^ec. 9: Nonpareil Society Re
Jec. 9: “Four Jills in a Jeep.”
|ec. 16: “King of Kings.”
The Internation Relations Club
discussed the subject, “Practical
Controls over Germany for
Peace,” at a meeting in the teach
ers’ parlor of New Dormitory
Tuesday night, November 14.
A digest of the election returns
was given by Aileen Ailstock. The
topic, “Can Germany Be Con
trolled into Being Peaceful?” was
presented by Tertius Stough.
Wilhelmina Rish discussed “Sum
ner Welles’ Plan for Control of
the German Menace.” “Vansit-
tart’s Twelve Points for Germany”
was brought to the club by Mary
Stone. Laura Stephens spoke on
the subject, “Can the Germans
Cure Themselves?” A round
table discussion closed the pro
Before considering the prob
lems of post-war Germany, the
members of the I.R.C. concerned
themselves with the outcome of
the recent national election.
Those present listened to several
plans drawn up by persons in po
sition to know the facts of the
matter and presented by club
members. In the round table dis
cussion each had an opportunity
to express his own opinion and
to hear the opinions of his fellow
club members.
Y.W.A. Groups Have
Hall Meetings
Increased attendance marked
the second Young Woman’s Aux
iliary hall meetings on Wednes
day night, November 8.
Business meetings were held
and the community missions
chairmen reported on the proj
ects for October and November.
Notes are being sent to the in
firmary patients. Also Thanks
giving baskets will be assembled
on each hall and distributed
among the needy in the neighbor
Free-will offerings are being
made at each meeting to pay ex
penses of visiting speakers. Y.
W. A. expects to hear from a
number of Baptist leaders during
the school term.
Plans are already under way
for the Lottie Moon Christmas
Offering to be made during the
week of December 10 - 16. Each
member will begin paying now in
order to top last year’s amount
of three hundred fifteen dollars.
All over the campus girls took
part in the progrram, “Lives for
the Eternal.” They told stories
of Christians in South America
who are carrying out the great
According to the circle leaders,
each group is progressing and
growing rapidly. The group lead
ers are Brown Dormitory, Lera
Britt and Jewell Hammett; Mel
rose Dormitory, Macy Crow and
Mary Stroud; Treat Dormitory
and Infirmary, Ella McWhite;
Spilman Home, first floor, Aileen
Ailstock; second floor, Martha
Noggle; third floor, Earlene
Harris. Edna Moore Dormitory,
first floor, Thelma Brown; sec
ond floor, Lillian Miller; third
floor, Phyllis Ann Gentry. New
Dormitory, basement, Jassamine
Davis; first floor, Kathleen Pitt
man; second floor, Laura Steph
ens; and third floor, Louise Gar
Scriblerus Club Hears
Prize-Winning Stories
Three prize winning short
stories of the 1944 O. Henry
Memorial award were told during
the Scriblerus club Tuesday eve
ning at 7:30 in Edna Moore par
lor. Each member answered the
roll call with the title and author
of a prize winning short story.
Following the devotional led
by Frances Hobson, Lillian Miller,
president of the club, gave an
introduction to the following
prize winning stories: “Walking
Wounded,” Irwin Shaw, told by
Ronald Hill; “Home Is a Place,”
Bessie Breuer, by Eunice Smith;
and “The Stagecoach,” Griffith
Beems, by Trudy Allard.
Clyde McLeod read an original
short story, “Talking Turkey.”
A Thanksgiving song was sung
by Nancy Hunter, accompanied
by Helen Allen.
French Club Discusses
French Personalities
French personalities—past and
present—furnished the topic of
discussion for the November
meeting of the French Club which
was held at the home of Mrs. O.
E. Roberts on Tuesday evening.
Each member bf the club pre
sented a brief sketch of a person
prominent in French history or
important to modern France. Club
members attempted to guess the
identity of the personages por
trayed. The theme was further
carried out in the answering of
the roll call with names of im
portant Frenchmen.
Following the program, a
social hour was enjoyed during
which refreshments were served.
The French Club is an honor
society. Membership is limited to
students who have a “B” in
French, at least a “C” average
on their other scholastic work,
and a minimum of thirty quality
'Freedom Is Not
Enough* Theme
Of Program
Using the theme, “Freedom Is
Not Enough,” the Philomathian
Literary Society presented its
fifty-fourth Anniversary program
in the college auditorium tonight.
The long awaited feature of
the program was the Grand Finale
in which the Clios and Phis
marched through two decorative
covered wagons placed on either
side of the huge cardboard map
of the United States.
The program opened with the
singing of “Lead On Oh King
Eternal,” and the invocation oy
Dean Lee followed. The evening
devotional was given by Ronald
A challenge was presented to
the Euthalian Literary Society,
and immediately after its ac
ceptance by the Euthalian presi
dent, Charles Peterson, Clio-Phi
sang the pledge to Non-Eu.
Thomas Swain delivered a
declamation, “Freedom is not
Enough” by Kenneth I. Brown.
The Phi Ensemble composed of
Don Thorne, Bruce Glazener,
Charles Billings, Carlos Cooper,
and Robert Turbeville, presented
several musical selections.
The query for the debate of
the evening was: “Resolved: That
the Federal Government should
enact legislation requiring com
pulsory arbitration of labor dis
putes.” The affirmative was up
held by Russell Fitts and Carl
Westmoreland; the negative was
defended by Ronald Hill and Ed
The Phi Chorus sang popular
songs. The members of the chorus
were Steve Home, Carlos Coop
er, Jay Keeter, Don Thorne, Sam
McGuire, Bob Perry, J. C. Fagan,
Seth Lippard, Ronald Hill, Charles
Almond, Bud Holland, and Mor
gan Robinson.
An oration entitled “The Pio
neer Spirit” was delivered by
James Taylor.
Proceeding the Grand Finale
the Clios and Phis sang several
of their society songs.
Boyce Medlin of Wake Forest
presided. With him at the dais
were Jack Hughes, secretary and
Jack Phillips, censor. The mar
shals for the occasion were Lynn
Holcomb, Ott Boles, Jay Keeter,
and F. L. Manly.
Preceeding the program the
Clios honored their Philomathian
brothers with the formation of
the Clio-Phi emblem on the little

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