Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL. N. C.. SATURDAY, CXITOBER 21. 1961
Barter Theater Coming Tuesday
Mars Hillians To JIttend
State BSU Convention
At least a dozen Mars Hillians
planning to attend the state-
'vide Baptist Student Union con-
''fintion in Raleigh Nov. 3-5.
President Archer Turner will
Jl^sd the Mars Hill delegation,
^thers scheduled to go are Ralph
Halliwell, Sherry Green, Starr
teller, Faye Coker, Sharon Pur-
Hazel West and Dixon Free,
‘■*‘1 rnemhers of the BSU council.
The first of several recitals bv
jl'embers of the music faculty will
e presented in the new auditorium
^onday night, Oct. 30, by Dr.
°hert Hopkins, head of the de-
Passacoglia” by Almond, a
f'^'^ata by Mozart, two selections
Chopin and “Variations and
j^Pgue on a Theme by Handel”
y Prahms will be included on
A graduate of Eastman School
Music, Dr. Hopkins joined
j ^ Mars Hill faculty in 1954.
^ ater he took a leave of absence
^ 'Complete the work for a doc-
^®tate in musical arts and to accept
Pulbright Scholars»hip for a
^^ars study in Vienna. He as-
^^nied the responsibilities of head
*^he department when he re-
jto the campus last year,
'^'^eeding Miss Martha Riggers.
In addition, Susie Walker,
Yvonne Roberts, Birdie Lou Hill
and Juanita Hamrick have indi
cated they plan to attend.
The meeting, which will attract
Baptist students from nearly all
of the college campuses through
out the state, will be held at the
Forest Hills Baptist Church,
where a Mars Hill alumnus, the
Rev. Douglas Aldrich, is pastor.
The convention program will he
centered on the theme “A Living
Church in a Revolutionary
World.” Among the speakers will
be Dr. Pope A. Duncan of South
eastern Seminary, Dr. Sam Hill
of the University of North Caro
lina, Dr. Elmer West of the
Foreign Mission Board, Dr. Will
iam Hall Preston of the Sunday
School Board and Dr. J. Allen
Easley of Wake Forest College.
The State BSU Choir and the
Shaw University Choir will sing.
Deadline for getting names and
fees to Raleigh is Oct. 24.
^sail To Pky Today
./^^tee more performances are
Schedule for the Mars Hill
in the immediate future,
John Sumrall announced
band will play at the
gj ‘Pfiate-Mars Hill football game
(, ^ P-m. today on the Wingate
In order to make the
1^^ 'Oaile trip by game time, the
rj ^ niust leave here at 9 a.m.,
'''ill Saturday night the band
fin 1 halftime show at the
. . home game of the season,
of^'hog team will be the cadets
stjtj^arion (Ala.) Military In-
(lyP" the following Saturday
in the band will take part
ig ^ giant “welcome home” parade
4-■^^heville for the new Miss
lU^'^'ca of 1962, Miss Maria
Fletcher of Asheville.
\vj[i Touts for the concert band
tgii h® held soon, and Mr. Sum-
t'Us' • * ^®hed that all qualified
Pig I'^'ans who are interested in
Spp J^^g with the concert group
'Oi as soon as possible.
Carter, Luck Head
Two Choral Groups
The Touring Choir and the
College Chorus have elected of
Bob Carter is president of the
College Choir; Ray Luther, vice
president; Marj’ Beth Brundage,
secretary; Toni Snider, treasurer;
Bill Masten, robe chairman; and
Pat Bowers, librarian.
The choir will give its first
concert on Dec. 10th, Mr. Cole,
the director, has announced, per
forming “Gloria by Vivaldi.
Ron Luck is president of the
College Chorus; Bob Carter, vice
president; Carol Moore, secre
tary; and Joy Simpson, treasurer.
On Dec. 3rd, the chorus will
sing “The Messiah” by Handel
for its first concert.
A novice debate tournament
sponsored by Wake Forest Col
lege and originally scheduled
for Oct. 18 was postponed un
til Nov. 3-4, but the Mars Hill
team still plans to participate.
Mr Vernon, the team coach,
said ken Huneycuti. John Rea
gan, Suzanne Beck, Bill Mad-
drey and Don Dalton will leave
Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2,
.,nd will enter six rounds of
competition in the tournament.
Additional competition on
the schedule includes tourna
ments at Duke. Appalachian
State and Lenoir-Rhyne.
Jerry Hardin and Diane Hill appear in a scene from Shakespeare’s
“As You Like It,’’ one of six famous plays from which the Barter
Theater group will present love scenes here at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The
performance will combine tenderness with buffoonery, poetry with
Mclntire Leads Methodist
Students In Busy Year
A busy year is in store for the
Methodist Student Movement.
This group may be small in num
ber but big in plans. Through
the next few months their busy
schedule will consist of a series
of discussions on the Great Re
ligions of the World, a study on
Christian Faith and an interest
ing study of Denominational In
terpretation of the Christian Faith.
Following the Sunday evening
suppers each of these discussions
will be high-lighted by color film
Within the near future the
group will take a hiking trip along
the Appalachian Trail.
Recently the officers were elect
ed for 1961-62 and they are as
follows: Mary Sue Mclntire,
president; Beverly Wells, vice
president; Brenda Warmer, sec
retary; Jimmy Hoffmen, treas
urer; Dick Ergenbright and Cath-
ryn Crocker, publicity chairmen:
Martha Blaine, Dennis Brown
and Lem Fisher, pianists; Tom
Halyburton, song leader; Barbara
Grant and Linda De Loach, social
The Methodist Student Move
ment is eagerly looking forward
to the U.N. model assembly which
will be held in Raleigh, October
27-29. This assembly is spon
sored by the North Carolina
Methodist student movement and
it is anticipated that a team will
represent Mars Hill.
“The Methodist Student Move
ment is a friendly group; why
don’t ‘y’all’ come and see us?”
Miss Mclntire asked.
yWA Conducts RA's Will Visit
Prayer Meetinss CattipuS NCXtWeek
1 he campus Young Women’s
.Mixiliary is anticipating an ac
tive year. The group, which
meets the fourth Wednesday of
each month, has as its yearly
project hall prayer meetings in
the girls’ dormitories.
rite Y. W. A. has made no
complete plans, but the girls
are hoping to attend two con
ventions, one in January and
the other in February.
Leaders of the Y. W. A. are:
Starr Keller, campus jtresident;
Ann Chambers, .Stroup presi
dent; .Martha Hunter, Edna
Moore president; and Hilda
Dean, Huffman president. Mrs.
Don Henderson is the advisor.
About 200 boys, ages 9-16, who
are members of Royal Ambassa
dor chapters in their home
churches are expected here Satur
day, Oct. 28, for a first hand look
at college life.
Similar RA campus visits are
held each year under the direc
tion of B. W. Jackson, RA secre
tary' for the Baptist State Con
The boys and their adult coun
selors will arrive on campus Sat
urday afternoon, be welcomed and
receive instructions and be guided
on a tour of the campus before
That night they will be guests
at the football game.
To Be Given
“Are you lonely? Do you wish
you’d never been born? Are you
looking for a suitable bridge to
jump off of? Don’t do it! Go
see ‘the Course of Love’ instead—
it’s the answer to all problems of
That’s the sales pitch of a fa
mous theatrical group whose per
formance has just been added to
the college’s lyceum series.
Excerpts from six famous plays
by three great playwrights will be
combined in “The Course of
Love” by the Barter Theater play
ers from Abingdon, Va. Curtain
time is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24,
in the new auditorum.
Starring in the performance,
which covers some of the greatest
love scenes ever written—humor
ous ones as well as serious ones—
will be Jerry Hardin, a former
Texas cowboy, and his attractive
wife, Diane Hill.
Four of the scenes are from
Shakespeare’s “Troilus and Cres-
sida,” “As You Like It,” “Romeo
and Juliet” and “The Taming of
Another is from “The Honey
moon” by Dorothy Parker, and
the last is from “The Boor” by
the Russian master Anton Pav
Farm Boy Founded Group
The Barter Theater was found
ed 29 years ago by Robert Porter
field, a farm boy from Southwest
Virginia who, like many another
actor, had been left high and dry
by the Depression.
In an effort- to avoid starving
Porterfield decided to take the
theater where he knew there was
food and to barter—trade—an eve
ning’s performance for a mess of
greens or a jar of jelly.
After a summer’s season the
actors and actresses had nothing
to jingle in their pockets, but
the pockets were a lot tighter.
The cast had gained a total of
305 pounds, and the theater had
been established in the hinter
Alumni of this famous theater
include Gregory Peck, Hume
Cronyn, Ernest Borgnine, Pa
tricia Neal, Jeffry Lynn and
Foremost Theater South
Today the theater is the oldest
in the country under continuous
directorship and the foremost one
south of the Hudson River. Folks
can still barter for admission to
a performance (the genial manag
ing director was never one to turn
down a him), but the pride of
admission has, with prosperity,
taken a turn upward. For the
performance here, of course, the
admission has already been included
in the general fees already paid.