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Published By The Students Of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL, N. C., SEPTEMBER 21, 1946.
BSU HOLDS ANNUAL
Seeking to create a closer rela
tionship between studelits and
faculty, and among the students
themselves, the local BSU council,
under the direction of its social
vice-president, J. C. Mitchell,
wrought merriment galore to the
Mars Hill campus Saturday night
with the annual BSU get-acquaint-
ed reception. The affair was com
pleted in the open on a part of the
campus known as little circle.
“To have fun, and get to know
everybody’’ was the aim of the
reception. And that is exactly
what happened. Roars of laughter
came forth from the crowded au
ditorium and out on the circle
everyone sought to become ac
quainted with those who were not
familiar to them.
In the auditorium the event was
marked with hilarious situations in
which students and teachers found
themselves. These situations were
brought about in the form of
“Consequences’’ in a mock radio
program which was called “Truth
or You’ll Be Sorry.” Contestants,
with no previous warning, were
selected from the audience. As
each one came upon the stage he
Was greeted by the appropriately-
dressed master of ceremonies, in
troduced, and then given a dif
ficult question to answer. Upon
failing to answer the question, the
person then became victim of a
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YEAR BEGINS WITH RECORD ENROLLMENT
17 NEW FACULTY
FOR MARS .HILL
Some Are Returning To StaH
AT MARS HILL
Will Head Department
Of History At
Seventeen members have been
^ ed to the faculty and adminis-
ra ive staff at Mars Hill college,
or Will return to their duties at
e college this fall, president
°iu- ^'^okwell has announced.
^Iiss Cadelle Able, of Saluda, S.
T ° holds an A. B. degree from
Car«r^°”’ University of North
at'-Sr,*"! “ teacher
been =°llege, has
mokp n-. 0>^tten, of Poco-
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will teach 1^ university,
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MARS HILL—Spencer B. King,
Jr., of the history department of
Mars Hill college has resigned to
become head of the department of
history at Mercer university. Presi
dent Hoyt Blackwell has announc- ^
ed. • I
Mr. King has been a member of i
the faculty at Mars Hill college I
since 1933 and assistant dean since
1943. For the past year he has
been on leave of absence for
study toward his Ph.D. degree at i
the University of North Carolina. |
While at the university he has been
research assistant in the Institute
for Research in Social Sciences, j
where he is completing a history of i
selective service in North Carolina i
in World War II. |
Mr. King came to Mars Hill from i
Fruitland institute, where he was ‘
principal from 1930 to 1938. He is,
an A. B. graduate of Mercer uni- !
versity and holds an M. A. degree
from Peabody college. He has also
done graduate work at Vanderbilt i
university and at the University of I
Michigan and was sometimes in-
structor in history at Furman uni-'
He is the son of the Rev. Spencer :
B. King, who for many years has I
been prominent among Baptist i
leaders in the state of Georgia and I
who is now retired and with Mrs.
King is living at Americus, Ga. In
1934 Mr. King was married to Miss
Caroline Janet Paul of Port Royal
S. C. She is a violinist by profes
sion, having graduated from the
New England conservatory, Boston,
and having done graduate work in
violin at Juilliard school of music.
New York. She has taught at
Stuart Hall, Stunton, Va., and at
Mars Hill college. They have three
children, Spencer B., HI, nine;
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=Freshmen on the Science Building
hill waiting to register for
classes, Thursday, Sept. 5.
The coming fall semester will
bring football games, pep ral
lies, and many other social ac
tivities. The spirit of the col
lege will be high and the fel
lowship will be strong.
Below are the words of our
college song, written by Mrs.
O. E. Roberts. Each stanza e.x-
presses loyalty; each verse sa
lutes with gratitude.
Students, learn this song!
With your voices make its
words ring loud and clear.
Thine to mould us, Alma Mater,
In the beauty of thy grace.
Thou the mistress of our ser
To our race.
Thou hast sown thy golden-
On our rude uncultured soil;
Let the morn of our awaking
Be blest with toil.
From the clustered rhodo
Doth thy living fountain flow
Till our fields are full of blos
And the glow
Of the sunrise o’er the moun
Paints the world a jeweled
Where thy grateful sons and
When our grain is ripe to har
And the cooling dews descend
On the weary, happy reapers
At the end—
We salute thee, Alma Mater;
At thine altar may we sing.
And our efforts through the
Thy tribute bring.
From the Mars Hill faculty and
staff of last year, nine members
were reluctantly released for
service in other places. We regret
this great loss but rejoice in the
knowledge that others shall benefit
from the leadership of these fine
Christian teachers and workers.
Mr. B. M. Canup, head of the
Business Department and As.sistant
Bursar, has assumed pastoral
duties at the First Baptist Church
of Hampton, Tennessee. He and
Mrs. Canup will make their home
Mercer University claimed the
services of Mr. Spencer B. King
of the History Department and
Mr. James Cowan of the Physical
Another member of the Business
Department, Miss Harriet Major,
has accepted a place on the summer
faculty of Brevard College.
From the Department of Biology
came the resignation of Mr. Lester
L. Marion, who has formed a
business partnership with his
brother-in-law in B 1 o u n t v i 11 e,
There is no place like home and
to prove it. Miss Eula Mae Young
returned to her family in Malone.
Mrs. John E. Marr, Jr., joined
her husband upon his return from
military duty, and Mrs. John M.
Wikle is accompanying her husband
to Bryson City, where Mr. Wikle
Even teachers sometimes spend
much time in study, and Miss Mat-
tie Russell is no exception. She
will return to Duke University to
continue work toward a doctor’s
These losses will be sorely felt,
but we may be comforted by the
assurance that so many fine ex
amples of Christian character
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Increase Of 9 Percent
Over Last Year
The enrollment figure of nine
hundred for the ninetieth consecu
tive fall session is the largest in
the history of the college, John
W. Huff, registrar, has announced.
This is an increase of 9 percent
over the registration for the 1945
Veterans on the campus num
ber 280, approximately one-half
of whom attended Mars Hill be
fore going into the service.
According to Mr. Huff, other
approximate figures are: Fifty per
cent of the students are boys and
the two classes consist respective
ly of 450.
Of the total number, 670 are
from North Carolina, 62 are from
South Carolina, 48 are from Vir
ginia, 37 from Florida, 29 from
Georgia, 18 from Tennessee, 11
from Kentucky, 5 from Maryland*
there are 3 each from Missouri,
Texas, New Hampshire, Louisiana
and New Jersey, and there are 2
from Cuba. Buncombe leads the
counties with a total of 104.
School officially opened on
Tuesday, September 3. Registra
tion was held September 4-5. On
Friday classes began and the first
chapel prog;ram of the year was
It is customary that a scrap
book be kept for the senior
class activities of the year. The
following committee was an
nounced recently by Henry
Crouch, C-II president. Ruth
Scroggs, secretary of the C-II
class, will act as chairman,
and Grace Stevens, Betty Sisk,
Jean McCurry, Ann Clarke,
Ned Austin and D. T. Carowan
will serve on the committee.
Any suggestions or material
will be gratefully received.
PLANS FOR NEW
Members of the Building Com
mittee of the Board of Trustees
of the college met with President
Blackwell and others in the office
of Mr. Henry Gaines, Asheville,
College Architect, on Friday, Sep
tember 13, at 2 o’clock, to discuss
plans for proposed buildings on.
The first item on the agenda
was the much-needed central
dining hall and kitchen. Mr. Gaines
presented floor plans and a pre
liminary sketch of the exterior.
After suggestions for some minor
changes in the floor plans, the
Building Committee authorized
Mr. Gaines, Dr. Blackwell, and Mr..
Tilson to proceed as rapidly as
possible with the completion of
plans in the hope that contract
might be let this fall.
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