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MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, N. C„ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1949
"Pleased To Announce
Chapel Dispen sed For Week
Daily chapel assemhlies will be dispensed with this week in order
that the yearly B.T.U. study courses may be taught.
Homecoming Plans Announced;
Traditional Program Planned
Eight different subjects will be
taught. They are: How To Win To
Chri&t, The People Called Baptist,
The Destroyer, Deepening the
Spirifual Life, Planning a Life,
What We Bell eve, Investments In
Living, and Fields of
All students are urged to attend
Calls'*”® study courses.
Glee Club Receives
:s Regional Invitation
Mars Hill Glee Club has received
I jj invitation to sing at the annual
Regional Convention of the Asso-
O pciation of Junior Colleges meeting
at Roanoke, Virginia, March 26.
. Selected members of the Club
> “ •will participate in the Asheville
———'Civic Music Club’s annual presen
tation of Handel’s “The Messiah.”
concert will be given in the
Ashevillle city auditorium Decem
Here at the college,, the Chorus
present its annual Christmas
program, assisted by the orchestra
and string ensemble, December 14.
P* Williams Heads
Ministers For Year;
Gther Officers Chosen
,,. —, Ministerial Conference elected
officers Thursday night, Novem-
®t a regular meeting. The
officers are: Frank Williams,
t In president; Richard Stev-
^*,’i.^*”‘^^®tle, Va., vice-president;
"Ham Moody, Cherokee, secre-
wry-treasurer; Albert Kinnett,
Arlington, pianist; and Irvin Ad-
^ > Oxford, reporter.
he Ministerial Conference is
’"fde up of f02 members. Every
j*"*"sterial student is automatical-
y ^ ^ember of this organization
is expected to attend each
meeting. Programs consist of
ayer, song service, scripture
'ag) evening message, and
^ session. Finally Mr. Vern-
E. Wood, the advisor, gives
,„„e ®^'^>«sm and advice.
Japanese Prints On
Sale As Gifts
The Aj.i p, , .
Llub IS sponsoring a
No Japanese prints until
jn jibber 17. These prints are
®izes and deal with many
”‘^'leCtS. SUcb tv,.
such as the scenery of
'i-s birds, and its people,
"lake ^’easonably priced and
Marie de Sosa, Student from
Guatemala, plans to return to her
native country November 21,
where she will work with her father
Students turned out a full house
for the Aeolian Chamber Trio
Saturday evening, November 5.
Members of the trio were: Her
man Berg, violinist; Cassel Grubb,
cellist; and Franz Bodfors, pianist.
Ghosts, goblins, and Harlem in
vaded MHC Saturday, October 29,
when the girls’ dormitories staged
parties to celebrate Halowe’en.
Service was the theme of the
third of the YWA programs pre
sented this semester, given Friday,
November 4, in the auditorium.
A number of students went to
Asheville to see the recently pro
duced picture, Hamlet, when it was
shown in one of the Asheville
Miss Jean Deal, transfer student
to Meredith college, has returned
to continue her studies here.
Mrs. Roy Tillery, wife of the
proprietor of Roy’s, is seriously
ill, but has returned to her home
in Mars Hill.
Sunday, Nov. 13
M.H.C. Methodist Student
meet Sunday, No-
Rn 6:45, in the Blue
H the Cafeteria, Keith
president of the group,
Welcome to the Alumni Office!
Come in to see your office and
let us find out about you, for
you are important to your alma
Come in to see how your
office works and let us talk over
your opportunity to help us.
Let us thank you, personally,
for your co-operation and con
tributions made in response to
our recent letter.
We want to know you—to as
sociate a personality to that
name we have on a card. Won’t
you come to Spilman 121 and
let us meet you?
Officers of the Alumni Association who will be present for the Home
coming program are, left to right: David Harris, president; Mrs. Don
ald Cox, secretary; and Dr. Ray Lawrence, vice-president.
Price Heads Freshmen;
Complete Slate Chosen
International Relations Club is
sponsoring a Clothing Drive for
displaced persons in Europe.
Clean, wearable clothes are de
sired. Bring your contributions to
the history conference room. Num
ber 12, Spilman Annex; or ask a
member of the club to call for
them. The drive will end Novem
ber 21, in order that the clothes
may be packed and shipped for de
livery by Christmas. The club so
licits the co-operation of every
student in this project.
Miss Sonia Grodka, field repre
sentative for the World Student
Service Fund, spoke to the Sopho
more Assembly Wednesday morn
Miss Grodka, born in Berlin,
Germany, came with her parents
to the United States in 1937. She
has studied in two women’s
schoolls and several other educa
tional institutions, and has an A.B. ‘
degree from Bennington College,
Speaking on the conditions of
European students, the attractive
Miss Grodka stressed that students
are not national in interests, but
international. The purpose of the
World Student Service Fund is to
help enable displaced students to
continue their education in Euro
pean universities and colleges.
Problems in food shortages are
somewhat remedied by “national
kitchens” sponsored by the Fund,
where students may secure at least
one meal a day. For war refugee
students who need rest and med
ical care, Rest Centers are main
tained in Austria, Italy, France,
Germany, and Greece.
Numerous students in Austria
are unable to be full-time scholars
as a result of insufficient funds.
They work part-time in coal mines
where food rations are also scanty.
In early spring a campus-wide
campaign will be inaugurated for
the benefit of the World Student
Jack Price, ministerial student
from Roanoke, Va., has been
chosen president of the freshman
class for the 49-50 year.
Other class officers for the year
are: Ted Haggai, vice-president
from Binghamton, N. Y., an eng
ineering student; Miss Joyce Phil
lips, secretary. Fort Mill, S. C.,
liberal arts; and Miss Betsy Baker,
treasurer, Wendell, also a liberal
The class will elect its sponsors
at a later date.
MISS EVELYN UNDERWOOD,
Mr. Harley Jolley, and Mr. W. D.
Cotton will represent Mars Hill
College at the fifteenth annual
meeting of the Historical Associa
tion in Williamsburg, Virginia,
Highlights of the program will
be discussions on “Historical
Literature on the Negro” and
“Latin American and United States
Foreign Relations.” Outstanding
historians from Columbia Univer
sity, University of North Carolina,
and Tulane University will partici
pate on the program.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guy, of
Ridgecrest, will give a concert in
the Mars Hill College Auditorium,
Saturday, November 19, at 8:00
Mr. Guy, baritone, is General
Manager of the Southern Baptist
Assembly Grounds at Ridgecrest.
Mrs. Guy, violinist, has studied at
Juilliard School of Music in New
Visit MHC Campus
Recent visitors on the campus
were Mr. and Mrs. John Chapman
(class of ’37) who are in this
country for about two weeks, be
fore returning to Venezuela.
Mr. Chapman is a geologist for
the Creole Petroleum Company
(Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey). He and Mrs. Chapman
live in Caracas, Venezuela, where
Mrs. Chapman teaches Ancient
History and English to ninth grad
ers in a private English school.
Mr. Chapman works some dist
ance from Caracas and only gets to
go home once every two weeks. We
asked him just what his work is
as a geologist and he told us, “I
ride a mule all day—which is
much more comfortable than an
army jeep—; with a stick I turn
Return Game With
Brevard College To
Homecoming celebration will
center around the annual Thanks
giving Day program, and will cli
max with the return game between
Brevard and Mars Hill colleges in
the afternoon of November 24. Dr.
G. McLeod Bryan will deliver the
Homecoming address on “When a
Liberal Arts Education Is Too
Mrs. Ethel Ray Cox, secretary of
the Alumni Association, reports
that a large number of former
students have registered for the
Dr. Bryan is professor of Chris
tian and Social Ethics at Mercer
University, Macon, Georgia. He is
a ’39 graduate of Mars Hill, and a
graduate of Wake Fo-rest, and
Yale Divinity School.
In the traditional Thanksgiving
Day program, the Reverend John
Link will give the invocation, fol
lowed by the President’s Procla
mation Dean R. M. Lee.
Jack Pb-ice will narrate the pro
logue to the historic pilgrim story.
The program will be presented in
three scenes: the Landing of the
Pilgrims, the First American
Thanksgiving, and Three Centuries
Renditions by the String En
semble, the Glee Club, and Chorus
will accompany the program.
over rocks and find lizards—I’m
supposed to be looking for oil—;
at the end of the day, I ride my
mule back to the little mud hut
where I live.”
While they were students at
Mars Hill, Mr. Chapman was the
Managing Editor and Mrs. Chap
man, Alumni Editor of “The Hill
Mrs. R. L. Moore
Critically 111 In
Mrs. R. L. Moore, taken to
Aston Park Hospital in Ashe
ville, October 20, is reported in
a very critical condition. Mrs.
Moore, who has been with the
college staff for over 52 years,
was stricken with a serious
Although Mrs. Moore is un
able to entertain visitors, she
enjoys and appreciates cards
and messages from her friends.
Mr. Moore, President Emer
itus of the College, is confined
to his home in Mars Hill.