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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 2, 1944.
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EUTHALIANS PRESENT 54th ANNIVERSARY
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CLIOS GIVE
ANNUAL FETE
'When Johnny Conies Marching
Home' Theme; Seventy - Five
Pound Cake, Feature.
Carrying out the theme, “When
Johnny Comes Marching Home,”
the Clio Literary society observed
its 49th anniversary Saturday
evening with a reception in the
two society halls of the Charles
M. Wall building. Members of
Philomathia, Clio’s brother so
ciety, were guests of honor.
Other invited guests included
members of the faculty, officers
of other societies, former mem
bers and a number of visitors.
Highlighting the evening were
two dramatizations, “When John
ny Comes Marching Home,” and,
‘A Day with Private Sad Sack,”
presented simultaneously in the
society halls. The first two floors
"of Wall building were decorated
elaborately for the occasion. A
iarge beaverboard figure of the
Statue of Liberty, with the smoke
from a flaming torch spelling
|‘Clio-Phi,” was placed over the
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’Humorous Skit Features
1 German Club Meeting
I A humorous skit, portraying a
typical pre-war German family
^ ind written by Dr. Trammel, was
phe feature of the German club
program, Tuesday, November 21.
^Iembers of the club participating
!n the skit were Charles Peterson,
Boyd McGuire, Betty Faye
Trotter, and Genie Jo White.
^ Margaret Turner presented a
■eview of an article on modern
nethods of teaching language.
Bob Norton gave a humorous
•eading in German dialect.
In the business session of the
neeting Mrs. Grady Souther was
ilected chorister of the club.
The members of the club sang
leveral German songs before the
neeting was adjourned.
The Hilltop Loses
Circulation Manager
Jack Hughes, circulation man-
iger of the Hilltop, left the cam-
)us Monday, November 20, to re-
)ort for active duty in the armed
ervices. Aside from winning
nany friends among the student
tody, he was active in the extra
urricula activities of the cam-
lus. He was censor of the Philo-
nathian Literary Society, vice
president of his Sunday school
Hlass and secretary-treasurer of
(he college band.
0 Raymond L. Wyatt, a freshman
^om Spencer, succeeds Hughes
|s circulation manager of the
illtop. Wyatt is a member of
le Euthalian society and the
. T. C. Before coming to Mars
ill he was a member of the staff
If his high school publication.
Tommy Stapleton Heads
Junior Class
Tommy Stapleton, of Char
lotte, North Carolina, was
elected president of the Junior
Class at a call meeting on
Tuesday night, November 28.
The following officers were
elected to serve with him:
Lamar Brooks, of Edison,
Georgia, vice-president; Genie
Jo White, of Henderson, sec
retary; W. T. Lane, of Greer,
South Carolina, treasurer. Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. McLeod were
elected sponsors. Sigsbee Mil
ler, of Elizabeth City, was se
lected to edit the C-I issue of
the Hilltop next spring.
Queen Of May
To Be Selected
Winter’s sleet sparkled on the
campus shrubbery as the forward-
looking Health and Athletic Com
mittee met November 21 to make
plans for the spring May Day cele
bration. Election of the May
Queen and her maid of honor
will be held during the first
semester in order that pictures of
these' campus favorites may ap
pear in The Laurel.
The following regulations con
cerning the eligibility of the May
Queen and her court have been
drawn up by the Health and Ath
letic Committe: 1. The queen
and maid of honor must be mem
bers of the senior class and stu
dents in the physical education de
partment. 2. There is to be a court
of ten attendants, five of whom
are to be from the senior class
and five from the junior cla'ss. 3.
The scholarship average for each
member of the May Day Court
must be not less than 85.
Continuing the list of rules are
the following: 4. That all mem
bers of the May Day Court be
students who have demonstrated
themselves as possessing the char
acteristics of honesty, cleanliness,
wholesome personality, and school
loyalty. 5. That the position of
May Queen carry with it four
honor points, and the position of
all attendants, two honor points
under the campus honor point
system. 6. That candidates for
positions in the May Day Court
be elected by a simple majority.
Other plans made by the com
mittee include provision for com
petitive sport events in the after
noon and an evening’s entertain
ment carrying out the May Day
theme.
Mr. Ralph Ashworth is chair
man of the Health and Athletic
Committee which includes the fol
lowing members: Miss Anne Clay
ton, Mr. Harvey Lance, Miss
Bonnie Wengert, and Mr. B. M.
Canup.
Pictured above is the hall of Black and Gold, the home of Eu
thalia and Nonpareil. The Euthalians celebrated their fifty-fourth
anniversary tonight, and their Nonpareil sisters will present their
forty-ninth reception program next Saturday night. Below the hall
are pictured the Euthalian and Nonpareil anniversary presidents.
Charles Peterson, of Badin, is president of Euthalia; and Lillian
Miller, of North Wilkesboro, is president of Nonpareil.
College Contributes
To Mills Home
According to the latest report
three hundred fifty dollars was
given for the Mills Home Thanks
giving offering which was a fea
ture of the college celebration.
The program opened with a pro
cessional of Pilgrims and Indians
singing “Come Ye Thankful Peo
ple Come.” The speech choir quot
ed Psalm 100 and Psalm 24. Di
rected by Miss Bonnie Wengert,
the group included Gloria Aber
nathy, Virginia Ingle, Mitzi
Brockman, June Skeen, Norma
Minges, Jerry Saville, Eunice
Smith, Jane Wright, Eula Mae
Young, and Ruth Tatum. The
prayer was led by Dr. Hoyt
Blackwell.
The Pilgrim group sang “Prayer
To Thanksgiving” and the Presi
dent’s proclamation was read by
Dean R. M. Lee. A trio consisting
of Hannah Brown Blackwell, Al
bert Blackwell, and Carol Kendall
sang “Can a Little Child Like
Me.” Brief messages from Mills
Home were given by Jacqueline
Byrd and Florence Breedlove.
Milton Bliss sang “Thanks Be To
God,” after which Dr. Moore ex
plained the tradition of the col
lege offering to Mills Home and
gave a brief history of the
orphanage. The program was con
cluded with the recessional “Re
joice, Ye Pure in Heart.”
Earlier in the morning, this
group had awakened the college
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Mars Hill Represented
In Dixie Tournament
Nine students from Mars Hill
will take part in the Dixie Tour
nament which is being held in
Charlotte December 7, 8, 9.
Members of the Forensic squad
include the following students:
Lamar Brooks, Evelyn Brook
shire, John Davenport, Ronald
Hill, Hubert Humphrey, Norma
Minges, Thomas Swann, James
Taylor, and Carl Westmoreland.
Positions on the squad were won
in a series of try-outs which were
held during the past week.
The Mars Hillians, who will
represent the college in ten
events, plan to leave the campus
on the afternoon of December 6.
They will be accompanied by Mrs.
Richard D. Watson, forensic di
rector.
A novel feature of the try-out
program was the selection of after
dinner speakers. Mrs. Watson
entertained the members of the
squad Monday evening, Novem
ber 27 in Spilman parlor. At this
time each contestant spoke brief
ly on a topic of current interest.
James Taylor acted as toast
master.
The five students chosen for
after dinner speaking include
Thomas Swann, John Davenport,
Ronald Hill, Evelyn Brookshire,
and Lamar Brooks. Judges for
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Charles Peterson Of
Badin Presides
“Peace on Earth” was the
theme of the Euthalian Literary
Society’s fifty-fourth anniversary,
which was given tonight in the
college auditorium. Charles Peter
son of Badin, North Carolina,
presided. With him at the desk
were Jack Resico, secretary, of
Thomasville, North Carolina, and
Daniel Corugedo, censor, of Hk-
vana, Cuba.
Furnishing the high point of in
terest was the Grand Finale, the
nature of which had been a close
ly guarded secret during the
preceding weeks of preparation.
Focal points of interest on the
stage were the American flag and
a reproduction of the Statue of
Liberty, flanked by illumined
Non-Eu banners. Native greens
were used for a background. Be
ginning with an interpretation of
“Peace” as related to Euthalia,
given by Samuel Johnson, the
feature reached a climax with the
music of the Non-Eu chorus.
Members of the chorus included
Martha Noggle, Mildred Freeman,
Mary Lib Thomas, Nancy Hunter,
Miriam Smith, Helen Allen, Clyde
McLeod, Mary Nichols, Maribell
Norton, Bonny McCrary, Marga
ret Norris, and Ruth Tilson, to
gether with members of the Eu
thalian chorus.
Following the interpretation of
“Peace”, Non-Eu stood; after
singing the Euthalian hymn, they
marched out while the chorus con
tinued its music until the curtain
was completely drawn.
The program opened with the
hymn “Come, Thou Almighty
King,” sung by the entire audi
ence. Tommy Stapleton led the
group in a thought of spiritual
emphasis, and President Blackwell
made the invocation.
Milton Bliss led the Euthalians
and Nonpareils in their pledge to
Clio-Phi, after which the presi
dent, Charles Peterson, extended
a welcome to Clio-Phi with best
wishes for them from Non and
Eu. Then Euthalia and the Non
pareil sisters sang the Euthalian
song, “Hark the Sound.”
“Every Cat Has His Night,” a
humorous reading hy Anthony
Euwer, was given hy Richard
Moon. Following the reading, the
choirster led society members in
singing “Oh Non and Eu So
True.”
Walton Connelly then gave. ,a
declamation, “Responsibility .of
Youth” written by Nicholas
Murray Butler. Continuing the
literary part of the program was
a debate upon the query: Re
solved: That a military alliance
composed of the United States,
Great Britain, Russia, and China,
to arbitrate and settle disputes of
world interests, is conducive to a
lasting peace.
The affirmative was upheld by
Ed Long and James Pegram while
W. T. Lane and Stuart Heideck
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