^aiH> Saoieiif, Volume XXIV T i^ontague Uotaij Mars Hill Coll®8® ^Ke Hilltop Published by the Students of Mars Hill College MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1949 1 ^ain. Number 1 *re-School Meet Teld By BSU The Baptist Student Union pouncil of Mars Hill College began Its Fall Retreat Thursday, Septem ber 8. Miss Mildred Bingham open- |d the session by leading vespers, ^fter the president, John Clay- bool, explained the purpose of the letreat and led in a prayer for a Successful year, the group joined a period of sharing summer ad- lentures. Friday morning. Dr. Ella fierce spoke on “Let’s Talk About lou. ’ In a conference directed by pharles Glanville, plans were made pur a freshman party to be given I e second Saturday after school Ppened. Also Friday morning, the troup heard the Rev. John Link tell “What the B. S. U. Can Mean |e the Local Church,” followed by ^ean Lee and President Blackwell bn “What the B. S. U. Can Mean to Our Campus.” That afternoon, ^ree Council members, Jo Sloan, peorge Tanji, and Paul Barwick ppoke respectively on publicity. Prances, and “What a Council lember Should Be.” Saturday 'lorning. Ham Riner held a con- (ference on enlistment, and Bill uff spoke on “Winning the Lost to Christ.” Committee reports were pven, and plans were made for the year. ’oys Elect jStudent [Heads This year for the first time ■student orpnization among the I oys in their dormitories and cot- I ages has been formed in a number |o ^®sidences. Officers have been [elected and are: Treat: president, Dewey Wells; ■vice-president. Bob Maughon; sec- jretary, Howard Pinch; chaplain, |Paul Barwick; social chairman, Joe |Cox. Melrose; president, Hammett I /*'®'^’.^'*^®"P^esident, Jim Troxler; |C aplain, John Curling. Brown: president. Bill Hines; ■vice-president. Prank Litaker; |c aplain, Charles Glanville. J prinkle Building: president, Tohnson; chaplain, David Id° chaplain, Edward ■ owdy; secretary-treasurer, Chas. I fomlison. Cottage: president, John secretary-treasurer, Jim I n chaplain, Frank Bowers; ■ assistant chaplain, Odell Boyer. ICottage: president, Guy ^ee-Pres. Ted Bailey; Ita^^ ^®^*^^® Stalings; secre- I I’y, James Perdue; social chair- h^an, John Dixon. Ten Join Mars Hill Faculty And Staff enrollment te for the first semes- *■ Mars Hill’s ninety-third to «late at 910. Hus number, 530 are first leaving 372 as y 'year students, and eight ■^egutered .. • . as specials. 1^ Pictured are: Miss Marilyn Gaines, Mrs. Arthur Wood, Miss Edith Swann, Arthur Wood, Harley Jolley, Miss Nora Wills, Miss Dorothy Riddagh, Mrs. Lawrence Highfill. Mrs. Elwood Roberts was not present when the picture was made. Western N. C. Editors Visit MHC Campus Ten weekly newspapers of western North Carolina were rep resented by their editors on Mars lill campus September 24. Th( guests were entertained by thf college in the Blue Room of tn.i cafeteria. Miss Addie Mae Cooke, Murphy, N. C., invited the newspaper men to tour places of interest in western North Carolina. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, Brevard; Mrs. Frances Hamrick, Burnsville; Mr. Noah Hollowell, Hendersonville; Mr. and Mrs. Arp Lowrance, Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Barrett, Mt. Holly; Misses Nancy and Billie Barrett, Belmont; Mr. and Mrs. Weimar Jones, Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. W. Curtis Russ and Mar guerite, Waynesville; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Story, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Story, Marshall. Laural Staff Announces Plans Several meetings have been held by the Laurel staff for the purpose of organizing their work on their forthcoming publication. Laurel staff members include: editors, Harold Newman and Wan da Taylor; business manager, Charlie Young; art editor, Lamar Brigman; literary editor, Margaret Stewart. Other members of the staff will be elected from the C-Is and C-IIs who are interested in working on the yearbook. Plans are for students’ indi vidual pictures to be made around the middle of October. Meantime the staff is perfecting a theme for the Laurel. YWA Stages Love Story In Pantomine Highlights of the YWA’s first meeting of the year on Friday, September 22, was a pantomine, “The Love Story of Ann Hassel- tine,” with Louise Stewart in the title role and Harold Newman as Adoniram Judson, a Baptist mis sionary. Jo Pittard acted as nar-' rator in this play, which was pre sented in the college auditorium. Plans were made at the YWA council meeting to have prayer meetings every Monday and Friday nights on the dormitory halls, every Tuesday and Thursday nights in each suite, and every Wednesday night in the parlor of each girls’ dormitory. Howell, Pringle Represent MHC Home Ec Club Mrs. W. H. Howell, Home Eco nomics Club adviser, and Winnie Pringle are at the Annual Work shop Convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee are represented at the Workshop. The purpose of the meeting was to aid the various Home Econo mics clubs in improving themselves in mechanics, programs, publicity, and finances. Early in the spring the Mars Hill club will be host to the State Workshop. The primary function of the Mars Hill club is to present pro grams which will be of value to each of its members in deciding exactly what field of home econo mics she is interested in as a career. Sandwiches are prepared every Friday by the girls and will be sold in the candy stores of the girls’ dormitories. Ten new faculty members have joined the Mars Hill staff this year, two in the teaching field, and eight in the office and library work. Mrs. Elwood Roberts, already well-known to college students, has become an assistant librarian in the reserve library. Her husband is a music instructor and the choir director. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, native Mars Hillians, have entered the faculty, Mr. Wood to teach physics and Mrs. Wood as an as sistant in the reserve library. Mrs. Wood graduated from Mars Hill in 1944, attended Woman’s College of the University of North Caro lina one year, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, a Home Economics major. Mr. Wood is a 1947 Mars Hill graduate. He majored in Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Returning to the Mars Hill faculty after two years at Furman University, where she majored in business administration, is Miss Edith Swann. Miss Swann worked in the Bursar’s office from 1943 to 1947, and she is now the as sistant to the Bursar. Mr. Harley Jolley, another Uni versity of Tennessee graduate (1949), is teaching on the history Band To Follow Football Games Mr. James Hall, director of the college band has announced that his organization will follow the college football squad to Spruce Pine, Forest City, and Brevard to lend color and spirit to the game. In addition, on the schedule is the Tobacco Festival at Waynesville, N. C. in early October and a fare well concert before Christmas holidays. States represented in the band this year are North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, and Virginia. Members of the band this year are: David Early, Jimmy Culpep per, Jo Ann Blankenship, Frede rick Parkin, Ronald Small, David Gaddy, Herbert Garrison, Ernest Cashion, Jr., Richard Gardner, Hugh Stewart, Eugenia Boone, Max Harless, Billy Hodge, Martha Snow, Margaret Allen, Jim Cauble, Frances Todd, Milton Moise, Patsy Vance, Sam Torrence, Paul Simp son, Bonnie Pearce, Hicks Elmore, Clyde Polk, Joseph Smith, Jose phine Snyder, Maurice Hall, Dewey Wells, Bud Putnam, Betty Jo Byers, Jimmie Fox, Wayne Honey cutt, Alton Mills, Benji Ivey, Jean McClain, Bob White, Gordon Middleton, Justice Cathey, Tom Curtis, Wade McSwain, and Carey Bell. staff. Before attending the Univer sity of Tennessee, Mr. Jolley went to Appalachian for three years. The friendly atmosphere at Mars Hill has already made him feel at home, Mr. Jolley says. New assistant librarian in the main library is Miss Dorothy Rid dagh of Easton, Pennsylvania. Be fore coming to Mars Hill, Miss Riddagh worked as librarian at Albright College in Reading, Pa. The new Alumni office in Spil- man dormitory has a new secre tary, Miss Nora Wills, a Mars Hill graduate. After her graduation. Miss Wills worked in Summerville, South Carolina, as secretary to the sheriff who was also the Buick salesman of Summerville, Miss Wills adds. A ’49 graduate of Mars Hill, Miss Marilyn Gaines of Gainesville, Florida has taken Miss Regina Styles’ place as secretary to Presi dent Hoyt Blackwell. Miss Gaines, who majored in secretarial science, was outstanding in her campus activities last year. Mrs. Lawrence Highfill, whose husband is known at Mars Hill as a Bible and psychology instructor, is assisting this year in the reserve library, while Mrs. George Knight is Dean Lee’s new secretary. Mrs. Knight’s husband is an active C-II at Mars Hill. Gerry Stevens, who was Dean Lee’s secretary last year has returned to Tampa Florida, her home, to take a position as secretary at the Riverside Baptist Church. All students who are members of or who wish to become mem bers of the Methodist Student Movement, meet at 6:30 p.m. in Non-Eu Hall Sunday, October 2. MHC Presents Diplomas To Twenty-Eight Twenty - eight students were graduated from Mars Hill College at the end of the summer term. Graduating exercises were held August 12, 1949 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Blackburn of Wake Forest delivered the address. The events of the morning were: announce ments by Dean R. M. Lee; vocal solo by Dollie Wells; and presenta tion of diplomas to the seniors by President Hoyt Blackwell. Those receiving diplomas were: Gordon Allen, John Perry Allen, James E. Baldwin, James Russell Nurleson, Ray Manly Burnett, Blanton D. Evans, Nancy Felts, Edmond Getzman, Silas Steve Griffin, Z e o 1 a Hollar, Agnes Marie Jones, Edgar Allan Jarratt, Leon Lewis Kittrell, Ethel Bernice Lance, Helen Lewis, Helen Augus ta Lowe, Daniel Andrew Lynck, Theodore W. Malphrus, Tommie May Murray, Fred Earl McAlister, Laura Evelyn Nanney, Margie Lee Packard, Herbert Murray Parker, Wade Hampton Phillips, David Lawson Teague, Mabel Ruth Tol ley, Mary Ann Webster, and Dollie Catherine Wells.