)4 See Othello at in' Dr ■M in m u- e- m . tt hr ( S~ ; re ; w in h- es sr is- 1- n, er :r^ es ), ;r. ^he Hilltop Published by the Students of Mars Hill College Join An Honor Club Volume XXVIII MARS HILL, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1954 Number 8 /n or ns at rd ig ilf d. /n in op is itt >g n, a- sff- ec ee >n id ss- V- r. ), r- 1- >e le 1- 9 I I ♦ ♦ f I ♦ J Honor Clubs Elect Semester Officers Five of the college honor clubs as well as the Home Economics Club have elected officers for the second semster of 1953-54. The remaining clubs are waiting until the list of eligible students for the second semester is available. Scriblerus, the English honor club, has elected Claire Buckner president and Billie Hall, vice-pres ident. Phinalia Blackstone is new secretary-treasurer. In the French Club, Grace Sav age was elected president. Betty Jo Huskins is vice-president; and Sar ah Adams is secretary-treasurer. New Spanish Club officers are Nancy Lowder, president; Marie Smith, vice-president, and program chairman; and Clara Brincefield, secretary. The Science Club has elected Ruth Poston president, and Alicia Osteen, secretary. Other clubs electing second se mester officers include the Home Economics Club. Officers are Sybil Lennon, president; Edith Bradley, vice-president; Shirley Mitchell, sec- retary; Geraldine Rhymer, treasur er, and Gladys Stamper, reporter. Willis Wins First In Photo Exhibit . their semester exam- I ination in photography, the photo- c ass held a combination contest , ^nd exhibit on the sun-porch of i pilrnan dormitoty opening Janu- : Grand prize winner among t e 72 pictures entered was a snow- , scene by Nora Willis, who also won three of the five available first ! ^ as many classes. i I prize in Still Life was won I y Bert Adler with a shot of the ; _ ack of the United Nations build- I New York. Frank Wilhelm won in the Activities division wdth ^ picture of cocker spaniel puppies I P ^ ^9*^ Nora Willis won the I • fcinaining divisions. An ac- ^on shot of basketball won the ^^ss, one of a girl in front uilding won Portraits, and .. e Prize snow scene won tfte Scenery class. picture taken on the main village won second 1 Hall in Scenery, and „ lab shot won the corre- To F Pi^^c in Action for Gena Still second in a shot of footprints Ann ^ raken on cemetery hill ine Thompson won se—^ 5*- wities with a picture in second of the K“inranTB«t AX younv^f Poi'trait study of his Portraits second in ^olWW?"^^P^^ by fbe picture of Action T ^^rnpus and cafeteria; camS Sander's shot of a ‘I* *e snow; Still Life, table’ a Jew- ‘"g’s Dicfn. Uoyd Farth- d»t & of ^ gW at the Stu- Vencie Rn and Portraits, ^i*"! in a ^i^b a shot of a "a touting choir robe. ^ ♦ v*,** ' * *■. t ■' ~"iin '"iMhii Twenty-Seven New Students Enter For Second Semester Twenty-seven new students have entered Mars Hill College for the spring semester of 1954, including eighteen boys and nine girls. Three of them are returning students who have skipped a semester, and the col lege is losing one transfer student. Joann Denton, of Robbinsville, Marjorie Norris, of Miami Beach, Fla., and Harriet Ckland, of Arlington, Va., have returned for their third semester at Mars Hill. Marjorie Mars Hill Dehaters Slate Two Contests ■■Mi Here We Go Again!—Better find those books. Second semester regis tration is over, and Moore Hall is beginning to look inhabited again. Things are settling back to normal, and for C-II’s, it’s clear sailing till graduation. The C-I’s have rounded out their first semester, and are on the way to a full year at Mars Hill. Players Group To Give Performance Of Othello Players Incorporated, International Repertory Company from Washing ton, D. C., will present Shakespeare’s Othello tonight at eight in the col lege auditorium, as part of the lyceum program. Now in its fifth season, the group is composed of graduates of Catholic University’s speech and drama class. Directed by Broadway’s Alan Schneider, with sets and lighting by James Waring, the play concerns the Moorish commander of the Vene tian army, who elopes with Desde- mona, a girl of a prominent Vene tian family. She accompanies him to fight the Turks in Cyprus, and his choice of Cassio as a lieutenant enrages his ancient standard-bearer, lago, who has long coveted the po sition. Othello, having successfully com pleted a campaign against the Turks, returns to Cyprus and Des- demona. During the victory cele brations, lago gets Cassio drunk and promotes a sword-fight between Cassio and the captain of the Cy prian guards, an act which results in his being dismissed. Cassio persuades Desdemona to intercede for him to Othello, but lago manages to plant suspicion in Othello’s mind about the relation ship between Desdemona and Cas- (Continued on Page 4) sio. When he produces bogus proof News Briefs The 43-voice college touring choir, under the direction of Mrs. Dorothy Weaver Roberts will ap pear with the North Carolina Little Symphony Orchestra in the Mars Flill Auditorium on March 16. The choir will sing seven choruses from the Messiah with the orchestra, un der the direction of Dr. Benjamin Swalin. The group has also been recording some secular sacred num bers for future radio broadcasts. Mars Hill’s Forensics Club has scheduled two debating contests in the near future, against North Greenville Junior College and Car- son-Newman College. On February 4, two teams from North Greenville will debate here in the girls’ society meetings on the subject "Resolved that the United States Should Adopt a Pol icy of Free Trade” This is a re turn debate, as Mars Hill debaters visited there on January 8. Carson-Newman will send one team, the affirmative, to debate in Philomathia on the topic, "Resolved that the United States Should Adopt a Fair Employment Practices Act.” The exact date for this event has not been set. The debaters for Mars Hill against North Greenville are Tom Waller and Mitchell Carnell for the affirmative, and Janice Dennis and Roberta McBride for the neg ative, ation. by Kappa Alpha Mu, national hon orary fraternity in photo-journal- ism, is now open to receive entries. Open to all college students, the contest closes April 1. First place entries in each of four classes — news, feature, sports, and picture story or sequence — will receive a twenty-five dollar government bond, and the fifty best pictures will be displayed all over the coun- (Continued on Page 4) semester at Ballard, of Macon, Georgia, has transferred to Mercer College in Macon. Among the students entering their first semester here are twelve from North Carolina, five from Virginia, three from South Caro lina, and one each from Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, and Florida. From North Carolina come Glen Marion Breland, of Holly Hill; Anna Marie Butler, of Andrews; Robert Benjamin Cornette, of West Jefferson; Sam Fletcher Frink, of Shallotte; Richard Gardner, of San ford; Mary Bessie Hall, of Chapel Hill; William Edmond McPeters and Joan Ponder, of M rs Hill; Clyde Emmanuel Moss, of Gas tonia; Smith Campbell Roberts, of Lowell; Robert Hatfield Stretcher,, of Waynesville; and Henry L. Trev- athan, of Raleigh, From Virginia, there are Freder ick Lewis Bibb, of Charlesville; Ro land Stuart Carlton, of Richmond; George Edwin Estes, of Clifton Forge; Robert Ernest Grey, of War wick City; and Carlos Allen Hunt er, of Cartersville. South Carolina sends Dorothy Ann Coker, of Laurins; Billy Dean Garrett, of Greer; and Sally Bernita Ross, of North Charleston. The remaining four are Charles (Continued on Page 4) Art Club To Hold Exhibit Tomorrow The Mars Hill Art Club is spon soring an exhibition of student work done during the first semes ter on the Spilman sun porches and in the art room tomorrow through February 15. The exhibition con sists of drawings, paintings, craft projects, and ceramic work. Represented in the show will be the following students, all art ma jors: Derrell Benfield, Dian Bost, Fred Crisp, Shirley Dockery, April Flowers, Evelyn Floyd, Wilson Hasty, Jerry Hodge, Katherine Kir- vin. Grove Robinson, and Nora Willis. 'The office of promotion of the Home Mission Board is offering free to the college a copy of several home mission filmstrips, a service which it provides free to Southern Baptist schools and churches. There are strips which give the story of mission work, provide lessons in Baptist doctrines, training films, etc. The Ninth Annual Intercolleg iate Photography Contest sponsored Important Beginning Monday, February 8, and going through Saturday, February 13, students may come by the President’s Office and sign up for rooms which they will occupy during the 1954-55 session. Your present room will be held for you until Monday, February 13. Young To Direct HS Choral Clinic The annual Carolina Choral Clin ic for High Schools is being held on the Mars Hill campus next Fri day and Saturday, climaxed with a Music Clinic Concert at 7:30 on Saturday night in the College audi torium. Director of the clinic this year will be Paul Young, Director of Choral Music at the University of Illinois since 1949, and a prev ious Clinic director, as he was here in 1949. Mr. Young from 1946-49 was Associate Professor of Music at the MHC Dramateers Enter State Contest Mr. D. T. Holland, advisor for the Dramateers, has announced plans to enter the "Corn Husk Doll”, a one-act Christmas play produced before the student body in December, in the annual Caro lina Dramatic Association contest to be held in Chapel Hill April 21 through 24. Try-outs will be held around the middle of February and will be limited to Dramateers members. He is also considering entering in the contest an original play writ ten by a Mars Hill student. Two plays written by Carolyn Byrd, a religious drama stud'Snt, will be sent in for acceptance soon, but plays turned in by any student will be considered if they are submitted in the immediate future. At their last meeting, the Dra- University of North Carolina where mateers Club elected new officers he also directed the Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs. He directed for the coming semester. Those elected were Vivian Jenkins, presi- his first clinic February 4 and 5 of dent; Dot Childers, vice-president- 1949, when he led the clinic at Mildred Fuller, secretary; Dotty Mars Hill. Phillips, treasurer; Phyllis’ Ware, He received his B. S. degree at recording secretary; Toni Snider the University of Ohio, and his make-up chairman; Faye Win- M. A. at Columbia University. Chester, scrapbook keeper- Dick Mr. J. Elwood Roberts of the Agee, property chairman;’ Gayle college music faculty is in charge Brown, stage manager; and Eldean of the on-campus arrangements. Smith, costumes.