North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXIV
i^ontague Uotaij
Mars Hill Coll®8®
^Ke Hilltop
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
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
’oys Elect
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view