PLANNER CROWNED MAY QUEEN
Jones Is Maid Of Honor
Mr. Elliott And Dr. Spivey
To Deliver Addresses
Miss Clayton Directs
Pictured above is May Queen Alice Planner and her attendants Road;.,.* i ^4. + • ..1.
fian Joyner, Jean Walker/Martha Noggle, Phyllis Ann rltf m Reading left to right they are:
f Honor), Alice Planner (May Queen), Walton Connelly ^
oulding Dixon, Patsy Southerland, Peggy Chesson. Standine- on tb’p t>tn r’
Ibert Blackwell, train bearers. Seated at the foot of the throne ^ara ^T n tt a n
me Link (right), flower bearers. Billy West, crown beav...^ u5® (left) and
— absent when the picture was made.
OUR TOWN” TO BE T H El Rated ‘Good’
1 c e t
L L **esent Recita
p Y Esther Hollowell Sings
Ruth Tilson Ploys
I'he music department of Mars
> " »ll college presented Esther
Ilowell, mezzo soprano, and
"th Tilson, pianist, candidates
graduation in voice and pub-
sohool music, in a recital
vC arsday evening, April 29.
^se graduates were assisted by
ilding Dixon, violinist; Helen
an, pianist; and Porrestine
'he program was as follows:
nto nel core,” Scarlatti, and
■nee. Maiden, Dance,” Du-
m, Esther Hollowell; “Con-
o in D, Op. 12, No. 3,” Seitz,
Iding Dixon; “Chante Negre,”
a m e r , “Scherzo,” Kuhlau,
irmuring Zephyrs,” Jensen-
nann, Ruth Tilson; “Wiegen-
Pontenailles, and “Who Is
>a,” Schubert, Esther Hollo-
: “Waltz In A Major,”
mis; “Tambourin,” Rameau-
sler, Goulding Dixon; “Kitty
’oleraine,” Irish Polk Song,
■turne,” Curran, and “A
'day,” Woodman, Esther
'Well; “The Swan,” Saint-
“Alla Polacca,” Arensky,
a Allen, Ruth Tilson.
e marshals for the program
Edward Landers, Carolyn
b Neal Ellis, and Phyllis
Howard Richardson, Broadway
playwright and graduate of Mars
Hill college, ‘helped Miss Bonnie
Wengert, head of the speech de
partment, cast the commence
ment play. Our Town, by Thorn
ton Wilder, which will be given
the amphitheatre the evening
of May 24.
Jane Wright will play the part
of the matter-of-fact but very
human stage manager. She
watches with interest the love af
fair of the typical small-town
couple — naive, appealing Emily
Webb played by June Skeen, and
steady young George Gibbs play
ed by Max Schrum.
other members of the cast are:
Jack Phillips, Norma Minges,
Eula Mae Young, Edwin Long,
Gerry Saville, Alice Lou Tallent,
M i t z i e Brockman, Livingston
Green, Mary Eleanor Dryden.
Johnnie Davis, Tertius Stough,
I. C. Pagin, Lois Allen, Louise
Beck, Betty Crouch, Pranklin
Hopkins, D. V. Marshall, Clyde
McLeod, Mary Sue Middleton,
Elon Myers, Monty Marlin, Cor
nelia Vann, Wilhelmina Rish, and
The Hilltop has received a rat
ing of “Good” or “Second Class,”
in the score-book compiled by the
Associated Collegiate Press. This
rating places The Hilltop in the
upper half of college newspapers.
In the specific criticism which
was returned with the scorebook.
The Hilltop received its highest
grade in “News Values and
Sources.” In this division “Origi
nality” and “War Effort Cov
erage” were scored as excellent.
Suggestions for improvement—
particularly of headlines, typo
graphy and make-up—we includ
ed in the scorebook.
This is the first year The Hilltop
has been entered in the Asso-
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Alice Lou Planner of New
Bern reigned as Queen of May
at Mars Hill May 5. Beth Jones
of North Wilkesboro was Maid
of Honor, and Walton Connelly
of Richmond, Va., was the
The sound of trumpets blown
by the heralds, Plorence Breed
love and Alton Harris, signaled
the approach of the Queen and
her court. Immediately following
the heralds were the announcers.
Ronald Hill and Stuart Heideck
who made a humorous explanation
of the celebration.
Entering two by two, the
Queen s attendants came next in
the procession. The members of
the court, who were elected by
popular vote, included: Jean Joy
ner, Jean Brooks, Martha Noggle,
Goulding Dixon, Phyllis Rowe,
Patsy Southerland, Peggy Ches
son, Jean Walker, Nancy Simp
son, and Phyllis Ann Gentry.
The attendants wore pastel frocks
of taffeta with net over-skirts.
Their flowers were nosegays of
spring blossoms. Wide velvet
hair ribbons and net mits in
matching color completed the
The crown bearer, Billy West,
came next carrying a white satin
pillow on which rested a crown
fashioned from campus-grown
syringa. Lorefta Ashworth and
Jane Link scattered rose petals
in the path of the Queen. The
Maid, Beth Jones, who entered
next, alone, wore pale blue satin
gown and carried a sheaf of pink
The Queen entered with her
consort. Her dress was white sa
tin with bouffant skirt and drop-
shoulder bodice. She carried white
carnations tied with ribbons in
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Mars Hill college will graduate
approximately 200 students at its
commencement exercises May 25
at 10:00 a.m. Mr. P. L. Elliott,
president of Gardner-Webb col
lege, will deliver the address. The
Baccalaureate Sermon will be
preached by Dr. E. L. Spivey, of
President Elliott is a former
Mars Hill graduate. He received
his A.B. degree from Wake Forest
and his M.A. degree from the
University of North Carolina. He
was, for several years, head of
the English Department and Vice-
President of Mars Hill college.
He later served as head of the
English Department at Western
Carolina Teachers’ college. Mr.
Elliott has been President of
Gardner-Webb since 1943.
Dr. E. L. Spivey, of Charlotte,
will deliver the Baccalaureate'
Sermon Sunday, May 20, at 11:00
a.m. Dr. Spivey is a graduate of
Wake Forest, and he received his
Ph.D. degree at the Louisville
Seminary. He was pastor of the
Mooresville Baptist church prior
to becoming one of the state mis-
May 12: Oration Contest.
May 19: Dramatic Readings.
May 20: Baccalaureate
May 23: Trustee Committees’
May 24: Trustees’ Meeting.
May 24: Essay Contest.
May 24: Presentation
of Inter-Society Medals.
May 24: Alumni and C-II
May 24: Drama tics Depart
May 25: Graduation Exercise.
Airs. Howell To Receive
GLEE CLUB PRESENfS
ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT
llrs. J. V. Howell, head of the
ome Economics Department,
will i^ceive her M.A. degree from
the V Oman’s College of the Uni
versity of North Carolina at the
Mrs. Howell has been working
tor her degree in Home Economics
,f period of six summers.
The title of her thesis is: “A
Study of the Personal E.xpendi-
tures of College Freshmen
Mrs. Souther Directs
The swelling tones of Cain’s
Ode to America” closed the an
nual spring concert of the Mar.'-
Hill Glee Club which was given
Saturday evening. May 5.
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Lighting will be handled by | tndex to the Effectiveness of the
Ray Cohn, Winfield Taylor, and Home Economics Courses Taken
Charles Billings, who will also
play the parts of assistant stage
managers. Mary Rose Bannister
is costume manager.
mediately after the recital
hiusic faculty, students in the campus were guests at a re-
mpartment and visitors on | ception in Spilman parlor.
in High School.” It is approxi
mately ninety pages in length.
Mrs. Howell received her B S
degree from Carson-Newman col
lege, Jefferson City, Tenn. She
Mrs. Elizabeth Logan Souther,
head of the voice department, di
rected the Glee Club in its pre
sentation. Rose Moody Roberson
was accompanist, and Mrs. Dou
glas Robinson played a violin ob
ligato to one group of selections.
with a novelty arrangement of
Three Blind Mice,” and trumpet
accompaniment to Warren’s “God
of Our Fathers.”
. j- j . „ . »ciis ixesouna,
also studied at Columbia Uni- “Erie Canal,”
Unusual numbers on the pre
program, which ranged from the
classical Beethoven, “The Hea
vens Resound,” to the folk song.
during the summer of
included a ma
drigal group singing “It Was a
Lover and His Lass,” a quartet
The formal arrangemenr of the
’-rogram was as follows: “All in
the April Evening,” Robertson;
Lift Thine Eyes” (Women’s
Chorus), Mendelssohn; “The Hea
vens Re.sound,” Beethoven; “Che-
rebim Son,” Bortinansky; “A
Moonlight Song” (Women’s
Chorus), Chopin; “Victor Her
bert Favorites,” Arr., McLean;
Erie Canal,” Early American
Work Song; “I Got Shoes”
(Double Quartet), Negro Spir
itual; “Morning” (Solo, Anne
Nelson), Speaks; “Come Back in
Dreams” (Double Trio), Ham
blen; “A Pastorale” (Solo, Betty
Rae Carter), Carey; “Three Blind
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