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Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL, N. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1954
“1^ At Convention
I ucation Hill College in the fifty-
|na presideannual meeting of the South-
jtivered byssociation of Colleges and
I A watfdary Schools held in the
pposed am Hotel, Louisville, Ken-
f building November 29-December 2,
I were disi
tj J Tuesday, November 30,
F ovembrogram of the Southern As-
15 fotion of Junior Colleg es was
nted. The rest of the meet-
>f the Association was devot-
B ' program of the Southern
0 Halation of Colleges and Sec-
Junior College division of
College (^orithern Association, and he
ted in the ^^^cted to a three year term
held in member of the Commission
^uditoriunT"° . Se® Universities. The
he choir ^^^ihility of this Commission
ction of P prepare the standards, sub-
hool of ir ^he approval of the Assoc-
nted in the colleges and secon-
K schools; also to inspect and
) the Col*^'^^^^*S^te various institutions,
'iotte at ■ approve all reports of mem-
'aptist S ^^^titutions and applications
membership of the various col-
the choir universities,
the Thaid theme for the meeting was
' progrart/t^ South faces its future
Ae purpose of the Association is
improve education in the South,
•ough exercise of leadership and
promotion of cooper-
NOW.^® efforts among schools, col-
^es, and related agencies. This
‘^ose IS promoted through ac-
e itation, collaboration, coord-
^ Aon, promotion, representation.
^e sixtieth annual meeting of
‘e Southern Association of Col-
ges and Secondary Schools will
' ^eld in Miami, Florida in 1955.
^hworth And Fish
len New Store
InTn Hill Self-Service 5
Cent Store held its formal
' TiT^ °u December 3 and 4.
pied bv H
lhac u ^ Uammarlund Industries,
Zhac k ^^ammarlund Industries,
Idispl renovated. The large
windows are decorated
ior noiiday season. The inter-
wnn/ green with natural
' featiir^ addition to Mars Hill
whirb^^ *?°re than 1800 items,
le a complete line of
r>o„ i. and a large variety of
The C-1 class officers pictured above are from left to right Joe
Mamlin, vice-president; Nathan Brooks, treasurer; Paul Caudill, presi
dent; and Mrs. Ann Robinson, secretary.
Place In Meet
Worth' Mrs. Ralph P. Ash-
Pish Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Mrs V i^°'°wners of the store,
rd salJi-f render, an experienc-
time dptra^’j. as full
Katy Katsarka won first place
for Mars Hill College Forensic
team in the women’s division of
the poetry reading contest in the
14th annual Appalachian Moun
tain Forensic Tournament held
at Appalachian State Teachers
College at Boone, December 2-4.
Louise Simpson won second place
in after dinner speaking while
Katy Katsarka won third. In the
women’s division of extemporan
eous speaking, Joan Adams won
third. In oration Katy Katsarka
won second place and Mouise
Mars Hill sent a team of sev
en students, accompanied by coach
Harley E. Jolley. Those making
the trip were Joan Adams, Char
les McCall, Steve Blackwell,
Charles Jenkins, Tommy Stogner,
Katy Katsarka, and Mouise Sim
pson. They participated in the
folowing events: debates, oration,
extempore speaking, problem solv
ing, after dinner speaking, im
promptu speaking, news casting,
and poetry reading.
The tournament, sponsored by
Pi Kappa Delta, was directed by
Leo K. Pritchett, coach of forcn-
(Cbntinued On 4)
Dr. Ellison Jenkins and Ramon
DeShazo are in charge of the
Christmas program of the Scrib-
lerus club, meeting December 14.
in Edna Moore parlor.
The Orpheon club will meet
on December 14, in Spilman par
lor. Doris Gibson will present a
sketch on later life. Jim Beane
will sing a part of the Messiah.
Irma Helen Hopkins and Eric
Blackwell, young son of Dr. and
Mrs. Hoyt Blackwell will render
special music numbers. A play on
the life of Handel will be given.
Those having part in the play are
Larry Austin, Tommy Webb, Ma
rie Atwell, and Cathy Wilson.
Plans for the other honor club
meetings were incomplttC afe tht
p'aptr wGnt to prdss.
TO ENTERTAIN TONIGHT
The annual Christmas music program will be held in the college
auditorium tonight at eight. The college musical organizations, the
College Choir, Band, and Choralettes, will participate in the program.
The Choralettes will begin the evening’s music by singing “Break
Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light” by Bach. “Praise We Sing To
Thee” by Haydn, “On Christmas Night”, a Sussex melody ararnged
by Luvaas, and “The Sleigh” by Kountz will be included in the Chora-
lettes’ part of the program.
French Club to Give Play;
Other Honor Clubs to Meet
“La Suprise d’Isidore,” a French play will be presented in the college
auditorium at the December meeting of the French club, on December
14. All interested students are invited. The cast includes the maid,
Louise Cash; Dr. Adolphe Aicand, Fred Crisp; Suzanne, Shirley
Styles; Isidore, Grove Robinson; and Madame Duval, Stella Smith.
After the play a regular business meeting will be held.
The Spanish Club will hold its annual meeting December 13th, in
— Huffman Dormitory at 7:30 p.m.
‘La Navidad in Mexico,” a play,
will be presented. The play de
picts the traditional Christmas
customs in Mexico, including the
pasadas, which is the visiting from
home to home asking for lodging,
and the breaking of the pinata.
After the program, the group will
sing Christmas Carols in Spanish.
“Effects of Plant and Animals
on Human Beings” will be the
theme of the Science club program.
The club will meet in Edna
Moore parlor on December 13.
Those having parts on program
are Caryl Guth, Redell McLamb,
Bruce Phillips, and Nell Ramsey.
C-I class officers were elected
during chapel on Friday, Decem
ber 3. Paul Caudill was chosen
president. The others chosen were
Joe Mamlin, vice-president; Mrs.
Ann Robinson, secretary; and Na
than Brooks, treasurer. Mr. and
Mrs. Emmett Sams were chosen
Paul, president, from Memphis,
Tennessee, is a member of Philo-
mathia Literary Society, the col
lege band, Tennessee club, and
Vice-president Joe Mamlin, a
ministerial student from Asheville,
is a Euthalian. He is a member
of the Ministerial Conference and
co-chairman of the visitation com
mittee for Religious Focus week.
Asheville is the home of the
class secretary, Ann Robinson.
Ann is a cheerleader and was
crowned football queen at the
homecoming exercises. She is a
hostess in Nonpareil Literary So
ciety. Ann is taking a commercial
‘Christmas Rhapsody,” by
Long, “The Christmas Suite,” by
Walters, and “White Christmas,”
by Berlin will be played by the
band. The band will lead the
audience in singing Christmas
Soloists for “Glory to God in
the Highest” by Pergolesi are
J. C. Boone, Doris May, Billie
Marie Peek, and Marion Rector.
Among the Christmas favorites to
be sung by the College choir are
“Silent Night,” by Grueber,
“Christmas Day (Choral Fantasy
on Old Carols), by Holst, and
“Go Tell It on the Mountains,”
a negro spiritural ararnged by
The Choralettes are directed by
Irma Helen Hopkins, while Iris
Jo Cundiff is accompanist. Phil
lip Magnus is director of the
Band. The College Choir is de-
rected by William Whitesides,
Jr., while Miss Pearl Francis ac
companies the group.
The class treasurer, Nathan
Brooks, from Pensacola, Florida,
is a ministerial student. His cam
pus activities include the Minis
terial Conference, Dramateers,
Forensics, “Hilltop” staff, and
Philomathian Literary Society.
Nathan holds an office in the
Give Animal Parties
On November 21, after the
morning worship service the Rev
erend Lowell F. Sodeman offered
his letter of resignation to become
effective on December 12.
Mr. Sodeman will assume
pastorate at the First Baptist
Church of St. Matthews, South
Before coming to Mars Hill in
May of 1951, Mr. Sodeman was
pastor of Clinton Baptist Church
in Clinton. His previous pastor
ates include churches in North
Carolina and Kentucky. He was
Chaplain in the Armed Forces.
Mr. Sodeman attended William
Jewel, East Carolina, and Wake
Forest Colleges and Sauthtfm
Baptist Thbdldgit^l Settiinary.
Each of the girl’s dormitories
will give its annual Christmas
party tonight after the music pro
gram. The boys are invited to
attend the party of their choice.
Carolyn Hart is chairman of
the party to be given in Stroup.
Vearle Whittington will have
the devotional. A debate on
Resolved: “There Ain’t No
Santa Claus” will be on the eve
ning program. The party will be
climaxed by impromptu games,
and singing by the group.
The party in Edna Moore is
under the direction of Jennie Sue
Johnson, social chairman. After
refreshments. a play, “The
Christmas Candle” by Marjorie
Rollins, will be presented. Char
acters are Helen Ray, Sandra
Hickman, Jo Ann Phelps, and
Peggy Melton. Santa Claus will
lead Christmas carols and dis
Kitzi Miller and Winifred
Moore are in charge of Huff
man’s surprise party. Joan Barron
is chairman of Spilman’s party.
Plans for Spilman and Huffman
were incomplete as the paper went
T. he series of Christmas events
was begun on Detember 5, whtn
ddrtnitbry had a te^.