Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL COLLEGE. MARS HILL, N. C.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1949
Ferrell Heads Sophomore Class
i invita **'^'^^®^turing With Christ” will
"with ? theme of Religious Focus
Mars Hill Observes
Religious Focus Week
^eek to be observed on MHC
impus the week of October 17-21.
’ ®qua Speakers for the week are: Mr.
ames W. Ray, director for the
.ractiv.ggjj. Glenn Blackburn,
7ake Forest College; Dr. Clarence
by tliordan, Kionia Farm, Americus,
rogr^leorgia; Dr. John Wayland, North
'hrougiTilkgsiboro; Miss Edith Arrington,
th'n^tudent Secretary, Baptist Hospit-
rabbtl^ Winston-Salem; Miss Maxine
, ^™®r. Student Secretary, WCNC,
f Chri. Services -will be held in chapel
Tlach morning both in the church
' in the auditorium, and at
s, san^ecified hours during the re-
drinhainder of the day speakers will
•ddress classes. Evening services
^^^^^^rill be held in the church.
Six seminars will be conducted
illhi.: ach evening by the team mem-
>ers. The seminars are: “Chris-
ianity’s Answer to the Isms,” Dr.
tlackburn; “What’s Right, What’s
> Vrong?” Mr. Ray; “Minority Ten-
ions,” Dr. Jordan; “Being Honest
■S With Myself and Others,” Dr.
Vayiand; “My Jo'b Under God,”
I Jiss Arrington; “Exploring Our
IS .hristian Faith,” Miss Garner.
“Our Changing World” was the
theme of the first joint-meeting of
Nonpareil and Euthalian Literary
Societies staged in the college au
ditorium last evening at 8:00
o’clock. Paul Barwick, Euthalian
president, presided, while Betty
Jo Bernard, Nonpareil president,
acted as secretary.
Richard Stephens, chaplain of
the 'boys’ society, gave the devo
tion, after which a joint quartet,
composed of Nons and Uus, Betty
Houston, Carolyn Heavner, Joe
West, and Bert Clay Edwards,
Other features on the program
were: a humorous debate vsdth the
query: Resolved, That dating pri
vileges are 'becoming too liberal;
an oration by Frank Li taker; and
a humorous impersonation by Jack
MHC Glee Club
Plans for Glee Club activities
for the coming year have been
announced by Mrs. Elizabeth
Souther. Definite plans for the
immediate future include a trip
to Weaverville on Octoiber 22, to
sing at the meeting of the Western
District of North Carolina Federa
ted Cluibs, and a concert in Mar
shall, October 29.
Several selections will be sung
by the Mars Hill Chorus alone,
and others by the entire gathering.
Further plans include a Christmas
program in which excerpts from
the Messiah will be used,
Tryouts for solo parts in this
presentation will be held this
month. The annual spring tour
will be taken sometime in April.
Officers elected by the choral
group are: president, Paul Bar
wick; vice-president, Barbara Mor
ris; secretary, Margaret Lee;
treasurer, Geraldine Poole; re
porter, Margaret Stewart; pianist,
Bert Clay Edwards; librarians,
John Adams and Martha Ann
‘Pop” Lance Becomes
New MHC Dean of Men
Anyone who knows “Pop”
jance, our new Dean of Men,
►^^^^ealizes that he has found a friend
''''^hom he can talk, in whom
le can confide, and from whom he
Li L !an obtain a world of helpful
GY itories and illustrations from the
•ootball gridiron and from every-
ay life in general. When he was
j )®ing interviewed, Mr. Lance, as
:ould be expected, was “equipped”
J vith every detail concerning when,
^ y, and how the Yankees got
' ® ^^i® run scored in the first
fame of the World Series which
j been played. After a brief
^ pertaining to the prob
able outcome of the Series, Mr.
A T- c shared a few facts and ex-
eI his life.
y.. was born on a farm near
1 -is River, North Carolina. When
I i n eight years old, his family
® the farm and moved to Hend-
f..j.^.^.^-*rsonville. When he was thirteen,
moved, this time to
Cher, the town which Mr.
s f*^ce has come to call his home.
w ; n ^ Mother died when he was three
ears old, and his father, when he
ho ^ ®c'’®nteen, so that Mr. Lance
VIE “on his own” for the
e>^®ater part of his life.
' yea ^ Lance’s two-
was'^ at Furman University
allv liberal arts academic-
■ L footK ^ athletically in playing
1 i n »Which h baseball, in both of
A received school letters.
He made All-State in football and
was recommended by one Alabama
newspaper for All-Southern. Dur
ing his second two-year period,
the freshman team which he coach
ed won the championship one year,
and his team held second place the
second year. He specialized in
mathematics and studied exten
sively in French and Latin.
After leaving Furman, Mr.
Lance went to Edisto Academy as
a teacher of French, Latin, physics,
and biology, and as a coach of
football, baseball, and basketball.
In 1928, Mr. Lance went on to
Pleasant Hill Academy where he
again taught and coached. His
girls’ basketball team and his
boys’ baseball team lost no games
for two years, and his football
team beat every team that had
defeated them the year before.
From this school he went to Fruit-
land Institute, then successively
to two state schools in South
Carolina, and finally to Alexander
School in Union Mills, North Caro
lina, teaching and coaching at
each school. Then, in 1943, Mr.
Lance came to Mars Hill College
as a teacher in the mathematics
department. He coached all the
intramural teams and also two
baseball, one football, and two
Aside from a hobby of collect
ing old and strange clocks and
watches, Mr. Lance’s deepest
interest is still in sports. His
greatest thrills have come from
the football field which he thinks
of as “laboratory of life.” He feels
that when one has learned to deal
with “human beings at their mean
est moments,” that is, when they
have just come from the gridiron
with “a temper of 106 degrees,”
then one should have no difficulty
in getting along with his fellow
man under normal conditions. Mr.
’ Lance is a devout Christian, a
deacon in Mars Hill Baptist
Church, and recommends that all
The Challenge of the Cross waS
the second in a series of short
dramas sponsored and played by
YWA members. The latter play
was staged Friday, Octo'ber 7.
Bob Solomon, former student of
MHC, is engaged to a girl whom
he met while attending summer
school at Mars Hill.
Jo Miller, 49 graduate, is re
covering successfully from an
operation undergone September
Olios and Nons alike were
thrilled once more when Bob
Scalf, graduate of ’49, on a brief
visit to the campus, serenaded
them Friday night, October 7.
Former English Department
memiber. Miss Mary Logan, who
resigned from the faculty in 1945
to affiliate with the USD, was a
visitor on campus the weekend of
October 8. Miss Logan is with the
USD in Washington, D. C., at
Word has been received from
Janice Aiken, another ’49 graduate
and English major at Baylor Uni
versity, that there are ten MHC
alumni at the University this year,
among whom is her fellow ’49
graduate, Walter Smith, majoring
in religious journalism.
Two former Phi presidents,
Frank Yandall and Bill Smith,
visited the campus last weekend.
Bill and Frank are at Wake Forest
Another visitor on campus last
weekend was Miss Hilda Mayo,
’47 graduate, who is now State
Director of WMU and YWA.
Miss Mary J. Augenstein, WMU
Field Worker from Louisville, Ky.,
visited MHC campus Sunday and
Monday of this week.
Two former Mars Hillians, Fred
Haga and Johnny Brigman, have
evidently turned poets, since poems
by eahh appear in a current issue
of Carson-Neiwman’s newspaper,
Orange and Blue.
should “make an investment in
Edgar G. Ferrell pushed the
polls to a majority win over the
other two candidates for the C-II
class presidency in the election
staged Friday, October 7. Bill
Helvey won the vice-presidential
office, Doris Ann Link, the secre
tarial position, and Bruce Olive,
the office of treasurer.
In a brief class meeting called
in the auditorium October 6, John
Claypool, BSU President, opened
the floor for nominations to the
four offices. Persons whose names
were nominated were submitted to
the Committee on Classes, Clubs,
and Societies for approval and
appeared on printed ballots Friday
Edgar Ferrell, Durham, is study
ing for the ministry. A native of
Saint Lo-uis, Mo., Bill Helvey is a
pre-med student, while Doris Ann
Link, Hickory, is studying liberal
arts. Bruce Olive, Raleigh, also is
enrolled in the liberal ants course.
Seven Foreign Lands
Represented At MHG
Nine hundred eleven students
represent sixteen of our forty-
eight states and the District of
Columbia on Mars Hill campus.
Seven foreign countries are also
North Carolina has 626 enrolled
for the fall semester. Virginia
sends 88 -students, while 62 hail
from South Carolina. Florida
comes fourth with 38 representa
tives and Georgia next with 28.
Tennessee sends 15 and Maryland,
Pennsylvania, and New York send
11, 8, and 7 respectively. Th&
states of Kentucky and West Vir
ginia are represented by 4 each.
Three co'me from the Nation’s
Capitol, and three hail from Ala
bama. Two are enrolled from
Louisiana, while one comes from
each of the following states:
Indiana, Michigan and Missouri.
Two are enrolled from each of
the follo.wing foreign countries:
Cuba, Hawaii, and Guatemala,
while there is one each from
British West Indies Portugal, and
Of these students there are 493
men and 418 women. Special
students total eight. Thirteen
church denominations are repre
sented on the campus. The ma
jority of students fall in one of
three groups: Baptist, with 717,
Methodist, with 85, and Presby
terian, with 28. A few belong to
other denominational groups, while
a very small number claim no
The Hilltop urges all clubs and
organizations to elect a reporter
who will keep in contact with
the publication’s staff.