Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL, N. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1955
Kenyon To Head
Maty Elizabeth Kenyon, home
economics major from Hillsboro,
has been chosen editor of the
Hilltop for the 1955-56 session.
Mary Elizabeth was editor of her
high school paper and valedic
torian of her class and is a mem
ber of Scriblerus and Home Eco
nomics clubs. She has written for
the Hilltop this year.
Assisting her will be Edna
Staunton, exchange editor; Boj^d
Falls, news editor; and Nancy
Fant, religious editor. All have
participated in Hilltop work this
Hugh Wilder is sports editor.
Hugh has worked consistently in
the sports area for the entire year.
Taking care of girls’ sports will
he Anne Robinson, newly elected
reporter for the W. A. A.
Advertising will be in charge of
Mary Jane Rowan. An assistant
'vill be chosen next fall.
_ Persons who have assisted in
Circulation this year will take over
next fall. They are Louis Ensley
^nd Ann Pate, circulation mana
gers, with Patty Sandlin and Maty
Frances Collis as assistants.
Other positions on the staff will
he filled next fall from the in
coming C-I class.
The Laurel staff is not yet
complete and will be announced
a later issue.
Annual Junior Senior Banquet
Cliniaies Senior Dav Activities
World Is Waiting For The Sunrise” is the theme of the
1935 Junior-Senior Banquet to be given tonight bv the Juniors in
honor of the Senior Class of Mars Hill College. Both decorations
and program will center around the theme chosen bv the C-I class
officers and planning committee.
As approximately eight hundred and fifty guests including juniors,
seniors, faculty, and staff members approach the Cos'te Bridges Dining
Hall, they will first observe a
huge balloon, twenty feet in diam
eter, representing the sun peering
over the top of the cafeteria. Then
the guests will pass between two
sun dials stationed on either side
of the main entrance and enter
Colleen Vann Wins
Miss Colleen Vann was an
nounced as winner of the Busi
ness Club Alumni award at the
Association banquet held April 16,
*n Coyte Bridges dining hall.
Colleen was selected" as the one
^ho in the opinion of the busi
ness faculty best measures up to
*^he club ideals. She was chosen
nn the basis of superior scholar-
^nip, pleasing personality, com
mendable deportment, and prom-
*se of future attainment. The
niedal will be awarded at com-
Miss Mary Martin, president
nA the business honor club, re
ceived honorable mention.
New officers elected at the
usiness meeting held in Moore
Hall were president, Peggy Huss
^ Statesville; vice - president,
Ahomas Brookshire of Hickory;
secretary-treasurer, Betty Jean
^^Asell of Thomasville.
-I he retiring officers were presi-
, J. Boykin, Jr., of Dur-
_am; vice-president, Mrs. Mar
jorie Francis Foster of Charlotte;
^d secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Ruby
'-ox of Mars Hill.
Plans for a book with pictures
^nd pertinent information about
0 members were presented and
^ opted at the business meeting.
Iso, a sterling silver and black
enamel pin with the club emblem
• designed for purchase by
Pne program for the banquet
commenced with the invocation by
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-p ^mtured above is The Hilltop staff for 1955-56. Thev are
fiom left to right: Ann Pate and Louis Ensley, co-circulation
managers; Mary Elizabeth Kenyon, editor-in-chief; Boyd Falls
news editor; second row; Edna Staunton, exchange editor; Mary
Jane Rowan, advertising manager; Hugh Wilder, sports editor;
Robinson, girl s spoits editor; Nancy Fant, religious editor;
Patty Sandlin and Mary Frances Collis, assistants in circulation.
College Choir To Begin
AnnualT our T omorro w
r Mars Hill College Choir under the direction
ot William P. Whitesides and the business management of R. R.
Chapman will begin its annual Spring tour on April 24 and continue
it through May 1. The choir featuring a varied program of sacred
music, to be accompanied by Miss Pearl Francis, plans to make twelve
appearances in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.
Among the numbers on the program are “Bow Down Thine Ear,
O Lord” by Palestrina, “O Lord
Increase My Faith” by Gibbons;
“Hallelujah, Amen” from Judas
Alaccabaeus by Handel; Tsches-
nokoff’s “Salvation Is Created;”
James Hall’s “Wisdom Hath
Steve Blackwell was installed Builded Her House;” and Faure’s
as president of the Baptist Stu- “Sanctus” from Requiem. Billie
Rookih Pby Takes
Hetty Smith Jward
Mars Hill’s Dramateers took nmui culiuuuc ami encer
top honors in competition with the lobby, where a garden scene
other dramadc groups from North with morning mist rising from
and South Carolina attending the
Spring Festival in Chapel Hill,
Leon Rooke’s play “The Black
and the Blacker” won the Bettv
small lakes makes the tour into
the main dining hall seem real
and gives the appearance of the
awakening of a new day.
vvuu mi, ijctiy Entering the candle-lit room,
Srnith award as the outstanding guests will see ravs streaming to
original play entered from any nH parts of the decorated hall,
school. The award carries with The walls of the entire center
It a monetary prize. Judges and section of the hall will be cov-
directors Individually praised ^I'ed with scenes painted under the
Rooke’s play highly both for the direction of Miss Sally Reagan.
Soft band music under the di
rection of Mr. Phil Magnus will
give the setting for the entire ban
The script for the Musical,
centering around a young doctor
As BSU President
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dent Union executive council in
a chapel ceremony on Tuesday,
April 19. He will head religious
jVdane Peek and Dons IMay are
soprano soloists for the choir.
The program features two
activities on the campus for the spirituals by Dawson: “There Is
1955-56 college session, a Balm in Gilead” and “Soon Ah
Others elected to positions on M^ill Be Done.”
the Council are vice-presidents, On Sunday morning, April 25,
Bill Cobb, Sarah Ellen Dozier, the choir will appear at Pendleton
and Howard Seymour; recording Baptist Church in Greenville,
secretar}’^, Joan Adams; corre- South Carolina. The First Bap-
sponding secretary, Jane Blake; A>sA Church of Dublin, Georgia,
treasurer, Don Midkiff; music will be host on Monda}’^ evening.
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director, Doris Phillips; Y.W.A.
representative, Sandra Hickman;
college division Sunday School
superintendent, Paul ’ Caudill;
On Tuesday morning, the choir
will appear in the Ludovici, Geor
gia, high school.
Florida will be host to the choir
A ^^rtUUlll , ^ Yr ixi IIUOL lu UlC UiUI
Training Union superintendent, from Tuesday through Friday.
Nathan Brooks; Ministerial Con- Appearances are scheduled at the
ference representative, Jimmy Murray Hill Baptist Church,
Taylor; Volunteers, Jo Bradley; Jacksonville; Ocala High School'
Youth Temperance Council, Nan- Ocala and the First Baptist
cy Knight; Brotherhood, (Jharles Church of Leesburg. The group
Bentley; Methodist Youth Fel- pbms to spend Thursday, April
lowship, John Lackey; Town 28, sightseeing,
representative, John Vance; and will be at the First Baptist
Mission Council chairman, Joe Church, Lakeland, on Thursday
Mamlin. ‘ evening. The appearances at
On Tuesday evening the new Prooksville High School and
Council was entertained by the Parkview Baptist Church in Lake
outgoing Council with a banquet City on Friday, April 29, will
in the Coyte Bridges dining hall, complete the Florida portion of
During the week of April 11-15 Ahe tour,
the new Council met for one hour On Sunday morning. May 1,
each evening with Dr. Robert Ahe choir will appear at the Vir-
Seymour, pastor of the Mars Hill ginia Avenue Baptist Church in
Baptist Church, for a study of Atlanta, Georgia. The choir’s ap-
the BSU methods book. pearance at the Baptist Church
These new officers, along with of Startex, South Carolina, on
Pat Thomas, Gail Fulbright, Paul Sunday evening will end their
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timeliness of its theme and the
excellent handling given it. Pro
duction of “ Fhe Black and the
Blacker” was also given a “high
est award” rating.
I he Faraway Princess,” by cnuuuu a young doctor
Herman Suderman, production who has just received his M.D.
play entered by the Dramateers, the work of Janet Lett and
won a “highest award” rating and Audrey Robertson and will con-
personal commendation from the tain a variety of twenty-seven
judges. The comment of Samuel numbers. The story, with a love
Selden, noted critic and director, touch, featuring a city-country
wvas, “The production is as charm- P>ve affair, will lead the doctor
ing a bit of theater as I have seen / ^ •
in a long time.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, direc
tor of the Dramateers’ plays, was
elected president of the Carolina
Dramatic Association at a direc
tors breakfast and business meet-
ii^g on Saturday morning, April
Both of the plays taken to
Chapel Hill were given at an open
meeting of the Dramateers in the Or, a u oo u
college auditorium Monday eve- ^ ^
ning, April 18. Also on the eve- Aeam will participate in
ning’s program was Henry Van Appalachian Junior College
Dyke’s “The King’s Jewel” pro- | The divisions are
duced by the religious drama class ^ °^‘'‘Aion, extemporary
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^ ^ problem solving. Each school is
allowed to enter two divisions.
T he North Carolina Junior
College Trophy will be awarded
to the college which wins in the
debate. 1 he college which wins the
j , trophy for three consecutive years
_ AIiss Irma Helen Hopkins, may keep it. Having won it last
violinist and soprano soloist, will year. Mars Hill is the defending
appear next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. champion this year,
on WLOS-TV in the seventh of At the recent Fredericksburg
a ten-program series being pre- tournament Mars Hill won four
RuTrT'' National championships.
Hill College. ^ 1 hese honors were brought back
East luesday s program fea- by Leon Rooke in book review
tured the Choralettes, girls’ glee Katy Katsarka, poetry reading-
club singing Jesu, Holy Spirit” Joan Adams, extemporary speak-
by Mozart, Lo He (3omes With mg; and Steve Blackwell'in after
Llouds Descending by Wesle}^- dinner speaking. Blackwell and
Owen and “O Saviour Hear Me” Don Kroe werf rated 0^4 the
by G uck, with Patncia Robin- Dixie Big Ten Champion debaters
son playing the violin obbligato Other Mars Hilllans who par-
o t e ast num er. Lcipated in the meet were Charles
Appearing on a recent program Bentley in declamation; Charles
Joe C. Robertson gave a demon- Jenkins, debate and poetry read-
stration of the practical aspects of mg; and Norman Hupp debate
doing a simple oil painting. and oration. ’
Mars Hill Groups
Appear On WLOS