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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 16, 1944.
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Nons Present
49th Reception
Peace On Earth Theme
Of Program
Using the theme “Peace on
Earth,” the Nonpareil Literary
Society presented its forty-ninth
annual reception Saturday eve
ning in the society halls of the
Charles M. Wall building. The
reception was dedicated to Non
pareil’s Euthalian brothers.
Two playlets presented in the
halls, featured the evening’s
entertainment. “A Gold Star at
Christmas” was presented in the
Non-Eu Hall with Maribel Nor
ton and Tommy Stapleton cast
in the leading roles. The play was
written and directed by Vemita
Barnes and Mary Sue Middleton.
In the Clio-Phi hall, a farce,
“King Art and His Knights of
the Square Table,” was presented
with Stuart Heideck cast as King
Art. Others in the performance
were Julie Munden, Walton Con
nelly, W. T. Lane, Jimmy Pe-
gram, and Martha McClain. Pinky
McLeod, who collaborated with
Beatrice DeWitte in writing and
directing the play, was narrator.
The facade of the building was
decorated to represent a medieval
stained glass window. Two cedars
on either side of the steps were
adorned with festive lights. The
entire foyer was given over to
the Nativity Scene with Lillian
Garland and Roy Ryan portray
ing Mary and Joseph. On the left
landing, a Colonial Christmas was
enacted by Neal Ellis and Lo-
raine Morgan. To the right Eng
lish Carolers were portrayed.
Presentation of two twenty-
five dollar War Bonds from Non
pareil to Euthalia was made dur-
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Regional Clubs
Are Organized
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Are you one of those persons
who call ground corn “hominy”
or one of those who insist that the
correct name is “grits”? The
answer, of course, depends upon
the section of the country in
which you live.
Realizing the importance of sec
tionalism, especially to persons
away from home. Mars Hill stu
dents have recently organized
twenty-one regional clubs.
Mr. M. H. Kendall is general
supervisor of the organization. In
cluded in the program of activi
ties for the various clubs are
plans to promote the interests of
the college in each section, to
give out information of the area
among the students, and to pro
vide opportunity for fellowship
among students from the same
area.
Organization of the following
clubs, with these officers, has
been reported:
I Buncombe County: President,
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“Christmas comes to the Hill” — bringing scenes of loaded sleds on New Dorm slope—a chubby snow
man outside Edna Moore parlor—lace patterns of ice on the evergreens bordering the steps to Brown
and Melrose—Spilman flaunting gay wreaths and a ceiling-reaching tree—sounds of carols echoing
through the mist-white air—smiles on every face and joy in every heart—Mars Hill at Christmas!
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT TO BE PRESENTED
Music, Art, And Dramatics Departments Give Joint Program.
A “Pageant for Christmas-tide” is to be presented by the fine arts department of Mars Hill College
in the College Auditorium on Monday night, December 18, at 8:00 o’clock.
A total of 143 people will take part in the program which is directed by Miss Martha Sinclair Dig
gers. The four individual directors include: Miss Beulah B. Bowden, Art; Mrs. Kathleen Robinson,
Orchestra; Mrs. Elizabeth Souther, Glee Club; and Miss Bonnie Wengert, Speech. The program fol
lows:
III. ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS
The First Noel Traditional English
Praise Ye The Lord—To God
Give They Chorus Freylinghausen
What Child Is
This? Seventeenth Century English
IV. THE MAGI
March of the Three Kings....Provencal Carol
Lullaby ^ Bohemian Folk Song
Silent Night Gruber
Jesu Bambino Yon
V. THE ETERNAL KING
Fairest Lord Jesus Crusader’s Hymn
Hallelujah Chorus from
“The Messiah” Handel
Overture LeLamater
Prayer Dr. Hoyt Blackwell
I. THE PROPHECY
Oh, Come, Oh Come,
Emmanuel Ancient Plain Song
The People in Darkness from
“The Incarnate W’ord” Reed
Break Forth, Oh Beauteous
Heavenly Light Bach
II. THE NATIVITY
Thou Fair City on High Franck
Cherubim Song Bortniansky
While By My Sleep .... Seventeenth Century
Gloria in Excelcis Deo....Westminster Carol
The opening of the pageant, “The Prophecy,” will be enacted by the drama students. The scene
opens in darkness with strains of instrumental music in the background and a group of somber-clad
figures moving forward, compelled by the voice of the prophet. As they proceed, a faint light is dis
tinguishable, and hope is born in their breasts as the Voice promises them that light will come into
the darkness. By the assurance of the coming of Christ, a flood of glorious light bursts upon them.
This opening will be followed by the enactments of: “The Nativity,” “The Shepherds,” and “The
Magi.” The pageant closes with the triumphant “Hallelujah Chorus” by the Glee Club, with all the
characters in the pageant on the stage in adoration of the Eternal King.
Portraying the parts of Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the figures in darkness, the angels, the
wise men, and the pages are the following:
Gloria Abernathy, Mitzi Brockman, John Davenport, Johnny Davis, Mary Eleanor Dryden, Lillian
Garland, Lois Harris, Minnie Hildebrande, Jeannette Hoke, Kay Lee Hoots, Virginia Ingle, Ed Long,
Montise Marlin, Martha JIcClain, Norma Minges, Flon Myers, Wilhelmina Rish, Billy Robertson, Ear
nest Robertson, Roy Ryan, Geraldine Saville, Ma.\ Schrum, Fran Shields, Betty Sue Sinclair, June
Skeen, Eunice Smith, Alice Lou Tallent, Dovie Tallent, Ruth Tatum, Ruth Teague, Billy Wilson, Jane
Wright, Eula Mae Young.
The two cherubs will be played by Patricia Rob'nson and Ruth Mosley.
The stage design is by Doris Johnson and Jane Joyner, stage manager is Ed Long, and the light
technicians are Ray Cohn and Walton Connelly.
Members of the Mars Hill College Orchestra are:
William Collinson, Goulding Dixon, Robert Dixcn, Celeste McGinnis, first violins; Patsy Ingram,
Brock Henry, Mary Elizabeth Laughton, Ruby Orders, second violins; Trudy Allard, cello; Ann Moore,
flute; Carlos Cooper, Charles Peterson, clarinet; Sibyl Melton, E-b alto sax; Lyle Coffey, Mary Lou
Freeman, trombone; Bob Chapman, cornet; Christine Rollinson, accordian; and Forrestine Snider, piano.
The soloists for the musical selections will be: Millton Bliss, Betty Rae Carter, Seth Lippard, Anne
Nelson, and Jimmy Pegram.
The Antiphonal Quartet is made up of: Helen Allen, Milton Bliss, Betty Fowler, and Tommy
Stapleton.
The Glee Club is composed of the following:
First Sopranos: Helen Allred, Doris Anderson, Elsie Anderson, Howie Bingham, Betty Rae Carter,
Patty Cashwell, Bettye Crouch, Margie Dean, Betty Fowler, Jerry Hobbs, Earline Harris, Bobby Huff,
Mpgaret Lee, Flora Lloyd, Betty Lou ^IcPheeters, Mary Sue Middleton, Lorraine Morgan, Adene
Mitchem, Anne Nelson, Faye Pitner, Frances Parson, Eloise Thomas, Cleta Wilbom, Genie Jo White.
Second Sopranos: Helen Allen, Dorothy Lee Bunting, Laura Clark, Katherine Covert, Jo Ellis,
Lillian Garland, Martha Ann Goodman, Esther Hollowell, Lou Ella Hoots, Margaret Long, Sadie
Marsh, Phyllis Penley, Jean Ray, Maribel Richardson, Phyllis Rowe, Miriam Smith, Ruth Tilson, Mary
Elizabeth Thomas, Anna Lois Thompson, Cornelia Vann, Marie Willoughby.
Altos: Louise Averitt, Evelyn Briggs, Florence Breedlove, Helen Caudill, Elsie Cheek, Mildred Free
man, Louise Garland, Lorraine Harrington, Nell Hunter, Clyde McLeod, Christine Mitchem, Margaret
Morris, Julie Munden, Polly Murray, Doris Penland, Dorothea Rogers, Jean Walker, Catherine
Wilkins.
Tenors: John Brinegar, Alton Harris, Baine Harris, Franklin Hopkins, Everett Kivette, Jimmy Pe
gram, Bob Perry, Tommy Stapleton, Robert Turbeville.
Basses: Milton Bliss, Lamar Brooks, Walton Connelly, Carlos Cooper, Neal Ellis, J. C. Fagan, Jimmy
Hill, Bill Hunter, Sam Johnson, W. T. Lane, Seth Lippard, Paul Lunsford, Jack
Phillips, Morgan Robinson, Jimmy Smithwick, Paul Thompson, John Wallace.
Accompanists are Forrestine Snider and Rose Moody Roberson.
Mrs. Watson Directs
Group; Tournament
In Charlotte
Mars Hill won six of the grand
championships at the Dixie Tour
nament held in Charlotte Decem
ber 7, 8, 9 under the sponsorship
of Winthrop College, Rock Hill,
S. C.
This year’s Forensic squad con
sisted of John Davenport, Norma
Minges, Hubert Humphrey, Ron
ald Hill, Carl Westmoreland, Eve
lyn Brookshire, James Taylor,
Thomas Swann, and Lamar
Brooks. Mrs. Richard D. Watson
directed the squad.
Winners of the grand cham
pionships are as follows: Im
promptu, John Davenport and
Norma Minges; address reading,
women, Evelyn Brookshire; poetry
reading, John Davenport; re
sponse to the occasion, women,
Evelyn Brookshire; oratory, men,
James Taylor. Norma Minges won
the first two rounds of oratory
for women, but failed to place
in the finals, although her score
was a tie with the champion’s.
The Mars Hill debaters won
eight of the fifteen debates.
Ronald Hill and Thomas Swann
were rated as the second debate
team in the tournament. A team
from Emory University, Atlanta,
Georgia, ranked first. The only
debate which they lost was to the
third Mars Hill team, Hubert
Humphrey and Norma Minges.
Carl Westmoreland and James
Taylor won two debates.
In the men’s oratory contest,
a Mars Hillian won each of the
first three rounds.' James Taylor
won the first round, Lamar
Brooks won the second round,
and John Davenport the third.
Therefore, the final round was a
Mars Hill program. The judge
for this event was Mr. Hhrris, the
coach from Emory University.
After hearing these three boys,
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B.S.U. Plans
For New Year
Walton Connelly, B.S.U. presi
dent, has announced that a pre
semester retreat will be held by
members of the executive council
of the B.S.U. on January 2, 1946.
Plans for the new year will
include a revision of the fellow-^
ship hour and an emphasis week
on the subject of honor. Four-
council members are to be elected
to replace D. T. Carowan, James
Taylor, Talmadge Smith, and Carl
Westmoreland, all of whom have
recently resigned.
Friday morning in chapel the
B.S.U. presented a model Student
Night program which Mars
Hillians will use for their local
churches during the holidays.
On Sunday night the B.T.U., in
keeping with a campus tradition,
will present a reading of Henry
Van Dyke’s “The Other Wise
Man,” at its general assembly.
    

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