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Number 8
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
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,
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
of the
K“inranTB«t AX
younv^f Poi'trait study of his
Portraits second in
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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.
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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
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
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-
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sio. When he produces bogus proof
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
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-
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semester at
Ballard, of Macon, Georgia, has
transferred to Mercer College in
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
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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
'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,
The Ninth Annual Intercolleg
iate Photography Contest sponsored
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
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.

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