North Carolina Newspapers

^The Hilltop
Published‘By The Students Of Mars Hill College
Volume XIX.
Number 8.
mb Five Graduate
lav; Mars Hill graduated five girls
at the end of the semester. Mary
^itlBell Buchanan, Dorothy Greene,
yg)Madora Powell, Hazel Thomas,
and Clarine Wiggins are the stu-
.dents who have finished their
junior college work,
j Three of the students are now
^ continuing their courses of study.
Dorothy Greene has matriculat
ed at Woman’s College, where she
will major in English.
L Madora Powell plans to take a
business course at Averett Col-
Y lege. Hazel Thomas, who looks
forward to being a missionary,
will complete work for her A. B.
» at Furman University.
^ Mary Bell Buchanan plans to
work at Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
for several months before taking
e’, ap her college work again.
Clarine Wiggins is teaching
;emporarily in a high school near
ler home.
eSew Students Enroll
For Second Semester
Twenty new students enrolled
it Mars Hill college at the open-
1 a ling of the second semester.
Jome of them live just down the
--^oad a couple of curves, and some
nut from way down in Kentucky
ust Virginia.
her The list of new students with
heir home addresses follows:
Lilizabeth Sexton, Rocky Mount;
A larbara Backer, Southern Pine«;
|ean Martin, Ettrick, Virginia;
amie Hill, Alexander; Betty
lhatam, Cedartown, Georgia;
lurill B. Colgin, Norfolk, Vir-
inia; Blanche Dupree, Southern
I’ines; Merle Goodman, Charlotte;
:nt)oris Nadine, Woodruff, South
[us'larolina; Rudy Griffin, Greens
boro; Carolyn Bennett, Miami,
'lorida; Millard Pearson, Green-
ille. South Carolina; Wiley
louge, Jr., Asheville; Evelyn
/V endley, Louisville, Kentucky;
o Hedges, Alderson, West Vir-
inia; Doris Speer, Yadkinville;
nnie Lou Ferguson, Pores Knob;
ose Hodges, East Flat Rock;
[argaret Dozier, Whitakers;
[ary Jean Henson, Rutherford-
m; Dewey Marshall, Durham;
etty Jane Owen, Durham.
Vilma Phelps
leads Guild
The new officers of the Home
akers Guild for this semester
•e: President, Wilma Phelps;
ce president, Marie Willoughby;
icretary, Betty Miller; treas-
•er, Betty Hardin; chorister,
?nes Davis; reporter, Sarah
)ston; refreshment committee,
me Wilson, Nelda Jones, Hazel
)lick; and decoration commit-
e, Oma Shew, Ruth Cogdill,
yrtle Hoyle. These officers pre
led at their initial meeting
(bruary 1.
During the business meeting
e president read the consti-
tion of the club. A program on
>ods For a Nation was pre-
nted. Daphne Eller spoke about
Jutrition in the War-time Meal.”
izel Bolick gave several helpful
its on “Making Meals Attrac-
IMarie Willoughby led a quiz
“Dropping Pounds Along the
Clyde McLeod And
Cornelia Vann
In this season of hearts and flowers. The Hilltop proudly presents
as the campus Valentine little Miss Loretta Ashworth, daughter of
Professor and Mrs. Ralph Ashworth.
Mr. Wood Speaks
To Joint Y. T. C.
Mary Stone, newly elected
president of the Y.T.C., opened
the first meeting of that organi
zation for the second semester
in the college auditorium, Mon
day night at eight o’clock. “The
Meaning of Y.T.C.” and various
types of literature were discussed
by the president.
Neal Ellis, president of the
Hill Y.T.C., introduced the guest
speaker of the evening. Prof.
Vernon E. Wood, head of the
Science Department, gave a
comprehensive survey of political
attitude in tracing the prohibi
tion situation as revealed in his
Mrs. L. L. Vann, state director,
spoke on the bills now in the
State Legislature concerned with
the sale of alcoholic beverages.
T. Smith Is Named
Head Of Ministers
Talmage Smith is the new
president of the Ministerial Con
ference. Officers who will serve
with him are: Joseph Miller, vice
president; Lyle Coffey,' secretary;
and John Brinegar, pianist.
Boyce Medlin has recently be
come a member of the Ministerial
On Sunday, January 21, seven
ministerial students went to
Petersburg, where they conducted
services. A unique feature of the
service was that it was conducted
in the middle of the highway.
Bobby Barnes gave the message.
Nons Guests Of
Glios At Tea
The theme of the Clio-Non tea,
held February 8 in Edna Moore
and New Dormitory parlors, was
“Valentines and Cupids.” This
theme was accentuated by suit
able decorations in red and
The Clios, with their Non
guests, were greeted at the door
of New Dormitory by the follow
ing officers of Clio; Evelyn Pitt
man, president; Jerry Hobbs, vice-
president; Dorothy Lee Bunting,
secretary; and Virginia Perry,
censor. Standing opposite the
officers were five girls dressed
in costumes representing Valen
tines. They received the guests’
The program was opened by a
cordial welcome by the president.
Johnnie Davis then presented a
humorous reading. Bettie Rae
Carter sang a solo, and an
original skit written by Jerry Sa-
ville concluded the program.
Following the program, the
guests went into Edna Moore
parlor. Little favors, blue and
white dolls of yarn, were dis
tributed. The guests were greet
ed there by waitresses dressed in
red and white costumes. The par
lor was decorated in colorful
Valentines and Cupids. Evelyn
Pittman and Jerry Hobbs pre
sided over the punch bowl as re
freshments were served.
There were approximately four
hundred guests and visitors pres
ent for the afternoon.
Friendship Pledged
In J pint Meeting
Blue roses for Clio and yellow
roses for Non decorated the pro
gram cards of the joint meeting
of the women’s literary societies
which was held Thursday after
noon, February 1, in the college
Jane Wright, president of
Nonpareil, presided and Evelyn
Pittman, president of Clio, acted
as secretary. Elizabeth Hayworth,
Nonpareil, gave the devotional.
The humn was led by Jean Walk
er, Clio chorister.
The rose theme was empha
sized in every feature of the pro
gram. Evelyn Brookshire, Clio,
gave a reading, “Petal Dust from
My Rose Garden.” Clyde McLeod,
a past president of Nonpareil
used “Dear Rose” as the title for
choice campus chatter.
Bettye Crouch and Lillian
Miller, anniversary presidents of
Clio and Nonpareil, respectively,
gave orations on the ideals of
their societies. “Thoms along the
Way” was the title of the im
promptu which Clio past presi
dent, Phyllis Rowe presented.
“Closed Petals” by Evelyn Pitt
man and Jane Wright was the
feature with which the program
was concluded.
Dramateers Continue
To Follow Footlights
Yvonne Lawing, class of 1944
recentljr played in Angel Street
which ran for a week at the Little
Theatre in Charlotte.
Kay Garland, ’44, did makeup
for the Little Theatre produc
tion, Night Must Fall at Wake
Forest. Jean Wall, ’44, was in
the cast.
The play was presented at Fort
Bragg where Russ Jordan, ’43,
assisted in the production.
Jean Webster, a student at
Baylor College, Waco, Texas,
has appeared in two plays there
this year and is now in the cast
of the pageant for the centennial
George Blake, ’42, while sta
tioned near Memphis, Tenn., was
a student of speech and was cast
for a part in a Little Theatre
play there. Double Door.
Callie Noland, ’43, in nurses
training at Philadelphia General
Hospital, has charge of the
nurses’ dramatic activities.
Burnette Selph, in the Waves,
stationed in Washington, D. C.
is studying at the Ben Greet
Academy of Dramatic Art, and
directing a dramatic group.
Dark of the Moon, Writen by
Howard Richardson, ’38, opened
in Philadelphia and is now run
ning in Washington. It will play
two weeks in Boston and will
open in New York March 12.
Richard Hart and Carol Stone,
daughter of Fred Stone, were re
tained from the original cast. The
minister in the play, who was also
retained from the original cast,
knew Howard Richardson’s grand
father when he preached in Ten-
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Two original one-act plays are
to be presented by the Dramateers
at the 22 Annual Drama Festival
in Chapel Hill April 12-14. The
first of these is “The Furlough,”
a Negro comedy, by Clyde Mc
Leod. This play has an eight-mem-
bered cast, and depicts the con
flict between the whites and
blacks. “Without Legal Proceed-
ure,” a mountain folk play, by
Cornelia Vann is the second of
the two plays, and will be present
ed by a cast of six people. It is a
conflict between a mother who
tried to keep her son out of the
army and the representatives of
the law.
Final auditions for the two pro
fessional plays under consideration
for the spring festival were held
Tuesday night, February 6.
The third act of Ibsen’s
“Ghosts” was presented in Ashe
ville January 17 at the monthly
meeting of the Dramatic Institute.
It was so favorably received that
the Mars Hill College Players were
asked to present the full length
play at the Kock Memorial Pro
gram at the district festival in
Asheville March 15-16. No definite
decision has been made yet how
John Davenport and Norma
Minges starred in “Ghosts” which
competed with a play given by
Biltmore College. A director at the
presentation, who has for the past
thirteen years operated a summer
theater in New Hampshire offered
John Davenport a place with her
group next summer.
In an interview with Miss
Bonnie Wengert, she said, “Dra
matic interest has risen to a great
height this year. Nine one-act
plays have been successfully pre
sented, excluding the Christmas
Pageant and two presentations by
the speech choir. At least sixty
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Sunday School Holds
Stud y C o ur s e s
The Sunday School Depart
ment conducted its study course
on the “My Covenant Series”
from February 5 to 9 during the
chapel period.
The instructors and the books
they used are as follows: Mr.
Canup and Mr. Kendajl, Sal
vation by Harold W. Tribble;
Miss Glass and Miss Lunsford,
Worldliness Out by Mary Nance
Daniel; Mrs. Watson, Bible Study
by Sybil Brame Townsend; Miss
Underwood, Prayer and Medi
tation by E. F. Hallock; Miss
Vaughan and Mr. Link, Church
L°yalty by William Hall Preston;
Miss Wengert and Mr. Lance,
Sabbath Observance by W. O.
Carver; Miss Anderson, Christian
Ownership by Charles A. Mad-
dry; Mr. Ashworth and Mrs.
Canup, Christian Witnessing by
Frank H. Leavell.

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