Bowden. 3 loanei Urs. Joi nstruction of New Dormitory Officially Started MuMiAtylife Hilll6”p President BlackweU Breaks Earth; Asheville firm Awarded Contract Construction of the new dormitory to be added to Edna Moore and New dormitories officially began Saturday noon, March 9, when President Hoyt Blackwell broke the earth, resuming the building program which was inaugurated in 1936. The ceremony, witnessed by a large number of f program launched—President Blackwell turns over the first shovelful of dirt on the rie-ht dormitory as the college expansion program gets officially under way. At Dr. Black- ns>? ^ ^1- Canup, Assistant Bursar. At his left are Mr. B. H. Tilson, Superintendent of Grounds, and Dean R. M. Lee. ^ndals Scandalize Dean; 'oclamation Follows tshin ^ Tuesday night P hour, but the rever- s Were many. to being meted |«"-down each, the residents ; ° the House of Sprinkle more atten- :an w °'^'^'^P3nts (female) of for “establish a ■ykream provision of one _^_^thp to be purchased ^^d Corner and pre- "■ apologies to Mr. B. of ■’ Bursar . . .” jffjp proclamation from Dean Caroline Big- colle ^omen, replete with of and the signa- adry,; y^^’’®ssing officials of "‘»'"*n>stration and the fac- foll ^^^the fellowship hour presented last Tuesday night by Sprinkle in the college audi torium. Written and produced by Sigs- bee Miller and Ed Long, “Sprinkle Scandals” was a half-hour radio show, complete with commercials, orchestra. Prank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters. Recordings were played from a control room back- stage over a loudspeaker. Fea ture event of the show was “His tory of a Mystery,” “The Vanish ing Cream of a College Dean,” or “Goodbye Miss Caroline.” During the course of the show, the girls of Spilman were referred to variously as the Flunking Females, the Unmarriageables, and the Sprightly Spilman Spin- (Continucd on Page 4) Officers Elected By Three Societies The following officers have been elected by the Literary So cieties. For the Philomathians, Clyde Drake, president; Lanky Landers, vice president; Earl Winfree, sec retary; Baine I^rris, censor; Roy Moorehead, chorister; and John Gibbson, pianist. Nonpareil officers are Hope Blanchard, president; Doris peo ples, vice president; Mary Evelyn west, secretary; Doris Penland, censor; Miriam Smith, chaplain; Edith Faut, pianist; and Doris Jones, chorister. The Clio officers are Sally Hudson, president; Myrtle Davis, vice president; Rose Erwin, se retary; Anne Hendrix, censor; faculty members and students, began with a hymn, “Faith of Our Fathers,” and a prayer led by Professor Vernon Wood. The new dormitory has been contracted for by Robinson Broth ers, of Asheville, with a guaran teed bid of $174,000. Excavation was started Monday morning, March 11. It will be joined with what is now New dormitory by a large archway, and will be from :hree to five stories high. It will house 180 girls, and as yet no name for the building has been selected. Almost six acres of land be hind the dormitory site, including the A. E. Carter and the Lynn Carter houses, have been pur chased by the college. This prop erty is to be converted into a recreational area for the girls of the three dormitories, but work on it will not begin until the com pletion of the new dorm. The two houses on the property are to be renovated and used as faculty homes. Original plans to put the proposed faculty apartment house, to be named for R. F. Jarrett, on the Edwards site east of Edna Moore dormitory, facing the main highway, have been canceled. No further arrangements, other than that the house is to be situated on the campus, have been made, nor has the contract been put up for bids. There are to be four teen apartments in the house, ranging from one to three rooms, according to present plans. Plans for a new dining hall are still in the tentative stages. The system now used in serving meals is to be continued indefinitely. A new building, to be ready for use by September, 19*48, will prob ably be started within the year. B. S. U. Plans For Election Next Month Pnjoduce PlcM the SpaS I of play. At the Patrick’s* and John * *^abble ^*'®-act comedy, JJnateers R*‘®®®nted by the )“n Sati j' college audi- eadinp night, March 9 1 of ® of At ’^tization *^““"**’ a one-act nd of p the mountain ^rnelk^^v’® Johnny, one, a i as Cordie '^tiose niountain wom- ^'scoverL^^ husband ^'ng ker ^ *^nring a prayer ' ^ere i, , f.^^npathetic neigh- Cast r Long, who Barrett as Eliza- ’a the f Robert Brown- P^ayinj, their versatility parts of Docia Tolley and her half-wit son, Hol- lan, whose interest in the McCone fireplace provided the key for the unraveling of the mystery. Ned Austin, a veteran Drama- teer who returned this semester from the Arm'ed services, was cast as Bis Crowder, the sheriff. Leta Shelby was Liz, his wife. Ray Riddle was Mr. Bauchanan, the mountain preacher, and Elon Myers was Hatt Ballow, a social outcast. The plot of The Dabblers was centered around Margot, the hypt- notist, played by Virginia Mar shall. Completing the cast of the comedy of college life were Louise Beck, Nellie Sue Stinson, Norma Minges, Carolyn Halstead, and Dovie Tallent. Student assistants were Mary Lela Sparks, Boyd Sutton, Louis Chorus to Sing At Johnson City An invitation from the East Tennessee State College, Johnson City, Tennessee, has been re ceived by Mrs. Elizabeth Logan Souther, requesting the presence of the Mars Hill College Chorus at All College Night, a concert to be held on Friday night, April 26. The majority of the Mars Hill chorus, including both boys and girls, will sing in the concert, according to present plans. The concert is to be non-competitive and free to the public. The Mars Hill Chorus will sing a group of selections alone and then join in two numbers with a mass chorus composed of choruses from vari ous colleges in Virginia, Tennes see, and North Carolina. Plans for the annual election of officers of the Baptist Stu dent Union are now being made. The election will be held the first week in April. The qualifications for the candidates for the council are (BSU constitution, Art. IV— Officers): “Each candidate for any of the religious organizations shall be a person who maintains a reason ably high standard of scholarship, that is, passing a required amount of college work, the minimum being fourteen semester hours. In addition to the qualifications each candidate for the presidency of the Baptist Student Union must be of Baptist faith and must have earned a minimum of 30 quality points during the preceding semes ter. “He must be one whose mode of Christian living is exemplary, who is worthy of the trust which is his, and efficient enough to discharge the duties of that office for which he is nominated. He must be in full accord with the ideals of the College.” As a result of Youth Revival, several other students have found that their life work lies in the religious field. Most of these joined either the Vounteers for Christ or the Ministerial Confer ence at their joint meeting Thurs day, March 7. The program of the joint meeting included a se ries of testimonies led by Mr. Wood and a study of the mission program of the two organizations. The IXL union is still leading the entire Training Union in its contest. The contest is centered around a desire to encourage faithfulness and diligence on the part of all the members. Includ ed in the aim is a definite effort to enroll new members. Director Neal Ellis announced last Sunday evening that plans are in the making for a joint social for all the unions. Virginia Dawson, chaplain; Fran cis Stuart, chorister; Margaret Wilson, pianist. Nipper, Pollyanna Gibbs, Bill Walker, and Elizabeth Ponder. Marshals were Virginia Dawson, Linda Coulter, Bess Ruppolt, and Dorothy Campbell. Albert Corpening Dies In Accident Dr. Albert G. Corpening, ne phew of Mrs. Edna Corpening Moore, college bursar, was killed in an automobile accident near Mocksville, N. C., last Saturday night at 11:30. Dr. Corpening, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Corpening, of Granite Falls, was a graduate of Mars Hill. His father and three sisters were graduated from Mars Hill. Notice Seniors who expect to receive their diplomas on May 31 should check with the Registrar regarding their credits and ar range to pay their diploma fee of $3.00. This should be done at once.