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nstruction of New Dormitory Officially Started
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-
^^^the fellowship hour
presented last Tuesday night by
Sprinkle in the college audi
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
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
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
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
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
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—
“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
“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.
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.

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