13, 196 CThe Hilltop Published by the Students of Mars Hill College itcrcst ver seel* Volume XXXVI MARS HILL. N. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3. 1962 Number 8 )ression; esemblc* ard. le a rip he prii”' et this' it foreig' iir a daf ake-breai ireaks. We haij lically ' yet tW Merriman Reigns As May Queen Hollywood To Arrive On Mars Hill Campus story of Mars Hill Col- cise, p' campf*) uld claiX is going on film and some j, students currently en- ° led will become actors and actresses. 5t diet :h in t ‘ aring re dras" flower 0 hing art, )hysical': iportairt at itranntrt ■ than i^‘ knesses' if Color 30-minute, 16-millimeter nt of expafli^J year at '?:P, e wis® ^as a. nediiijj, as an i^jj elected i I and ‘ KJ ;at jjj movie will be produced |. the next four months by (j®ttiy Morriss, secretary of the Partnient of program services ^ocus Week ^0 Feature Three Persons ivin^ftstian Focus Week, which Cam held on the Mars Hill lijyPus February 19-23, will Qu ^ as its theme “Christ, the spg’^han, the World.” Guest t * during Christian Focus ''’ho • be Mr. Howard Rees, of Baptist Student Secretary ofo, yiand and the District mbia, and Rev. and Mrs. 'b'ies —"J " Grant, who are mission- ^c> Japan. jpggh in chap- Btan ^Pesday, Feb. 20. Mrs. speak in chapel the tvilf Thursday. Seminars die I conducted in rooms of ^ ?tver floor of the Mars Hill Church following church which will be held through Friday from ife. t>ntil 8:15. The services V ° he held by Mr. Rees and ' ^cant. ^ev ppf| • Grant will conduct a hthe^ “Christianity Faces B.eligions.” The topic Ml] J*- Grant’s seminar, which aigfj. held only on Thursday ? the A he “The New Role ■Jim ^hsion.” Mr. Rees will ^^minar on the subject 'd Wide Opportunity \ 1.' Christian Vocations.” ^hard Hoffman, who is ?*ll, ^ government at Mars AfiJ''dl lead a seminar on Gisej,, ^"d World Political of the Mars Hill Bap- Rev. Charles Davis, *^>iiijrhurch, will supervise a '‘I'opjiJ. on “Intellectual Re- . blities of the Christian.” S'JCst speakers will be for personal confer- '^hh Mars Hill students j? die afternoons of Chris- Week. .Sjiecial Morn- t ^^ch .Services will be held. ’ student committees, % p responsible for Chris- Week, have been ap- I die Religious Life ^iit ^hee aiwl the Bajitist Stu- '^'on Council. for the Baptist State Conven tion. Planned as an aid in the pro motion of a drive to raise $2,- 300,000 for Mars Hill’s expan sion to senior college status, the movie will be shown over var ious television channels through out the state and made avail able to alumni chapters and church groups. First step in making the mov ie is the writing of a suitable script. Tentatively the plan is to narrate a human-interest story about a typical student, utilizing an historical introduc tion and concluding with a di rect appeal for financial sup port. After a suitable script has been prepared, Mr. Morriss and his crew will schedule several shooting sessions on campus. A number of students will be need ed for on-camera parts as well as for non-technical manual as sistance. Auditions will be held for several speaking parts; the time and place of such audi tions will be announced in sev eral ways around the campus. Walter Smith, director of pub licity, will assist Mr. Morriss in making arrangements for the filming. Students who would like to audition or volunteer to help should see him. Faculty Brews “Poison Play The faculty play, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” is to be pre sented Mar. 3. Members of the faculty who were selected to be in the cast are Mary Kenyon, Robert Chapman, William Pegg, Ann Brammer, L. M. Out- ten, Joe Robertson, Tommy Ed wards, and R. L. Crisp. Students who were given roles in “Arsenic and Old Lace are Larry Hids, Mike Rock, Arlis Suttles, Bentley Gorden and Richard Nelson. At the Dramateer’s Jan. 15 meeting, Mike Rock was elect ed president; Richard Bennett, vice-president; Dottie Wood, secretary; and Larry Huls, treasurer. Two entries are planned for Mars Hill’s performance in the Carolina Dramatics Association Festival at Western Carolina College in Cullowhee. Mrs. Elizabeth Watson is to direct “Nancy Hanks, Bondswoman, and Mr. Glenn L. Vernon a modern version of the morality iilay, “Everyman.” “Everyman,” under Mr Ver non’s direction, is scheduled to appear at Chapel Gardner- Webb, and before the Mars Hill students in chapel on Apr. 19. 99 % SANDRA MERRIMAN ELAINE SITTON 304 High School Students To Participate In Clinic The high .school choral clinic, which has been held annually at Mars Hill for the past twelve j’ears, will take place on the cam pus next Froday and Saturday. Dr. Walter Ehret, choral clinician from Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, N. Y., will he the guest director. The clinic is under the super vision of J. Elwood Roberts of the department of music, which .sponsors the workshop. Participating in the choral clinic program will be 304 students and their directors from 29 high schools in western North Carolina. Each school will enter its best singers in an octette or quartette. The singers will attend re hearsal — instruction sessions and enter recreational activities. The singers and their directors will be the guests of the college at a ban quet in the Mars Hill dining hall Friday night. The Alars Hill Touring Choir will perform before the guest musicians. A public concert will be pre sented Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8:00 p.m. in which all guest singers will participate. Directed by Dr. Ehret, the concert will consist, in its musical presentations, of “Ave Maria,” arranged and edited by Dr. Ehret; “Behold The Lamb of God,” by Karl Graun ; “Praise,” by Alec Rawley; “May the Holy Spirit,” by Paul Tsvhesnokoff; and Robert Shaw’s “Set Down Servant.” Other numbers to be presented are “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” an Appalach ian folk song; Richard Rodgers’ “Carousel”; a spiritual arranged by Clemet Barton, “All Night, All Day”; and “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” arranged by Roy Ringtvald. High schools participating with their directors are Murphy, Ed ward J. Reynolds; Waynesville, W. Dale Ratcliffe; Clyde, R. C. Muench; Bethel, Mrs. Helen Roberts; Canton, Wayne Pressley; McKee Laboratory, Cullowhee, Kate J. Dobbs; North Buncombe, Alda J. Young; Lee Edwards, Josephine Osborne; Reynolds, Doris Hunter; Enka, David Huff; Biltmore, Wilda Bell; Clyde Erwin, Anne Clodfelter. Marshall, Virgil E. Smith, Jr. ; Mars Hill, Mrs. R. L. Crisp; Statesville, Mrs. Margaret Muse; Troutman, Mrs. W. C. Lauder dale; Newton-Conover, Betty Smith; Valdese, Kenneth Little; Glen Alpine, Martha Thomasson; Wilkes Central, Mary L. Clem ente; Hickory, Robert H. Ellis. Kings Mountain, Mrs. J. N. McClure; Dallas, Mrs. Grady Friday; Tryon, Mrs. Ramona Rhodes; Rutherfordton - Spindale, James Blanton; Cool Springs- Forest City, Frances McCard- well; Glenwood, Hope Bailey; Shelby, James Dellinger; Cross- nore, Thomas L. Hartley. Trumpet Soloist To Appear Here Offering a pleasant departure from its list of pianists, vocalists, organists and choirs, the music department of the college will present trumpet soloist Emer son Head in a recital in Moore Auditorium at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16. Currently director of instru mental music at Wake Forest College and first trumpet per former with the Winston-Salem Symjdiony Orchestra, Mr. Head is a native of Wilmington and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan. For several summers he has been instructor and staff con ductor at the Brevard Music Center, and he was formerly as- s o c i a t e d with Jacksonville (Fla.) LJniversity. He will be accompanied on the piano by his wife, who will also play “Impromptu in F mi nor” by Schubert and “Walt zes, Op. .39” by Brahms. The stars in Mars Hill’s forthcoming May Day cele bration have been chosen. Members of the queen’s court were selected this week to reign over the festivities with Queen Susie Merriman and Maid of Honor Elaine Sitton. They in clude five sophomores and five freshmen. Sophomore attendants are Judy Ferguson, secretarial science stu dent from Waynesville; Judy Poyner of Atlanta, Ga., who plans to teach; Toni Snyder, psychology major from Franklinton; Elaine Teague of Hickory, who is study ing secretarial science; and Jayne Tomlinson of Fort Valley, Ga., who plans to do mission work. Freshman attendants are Kathy Dunevant, a pre-nursing student from Roxboro; Mary Horton of Concord, who reigned as our Foot ball Queen at last fall’s Home coming celebration and who plans to teach English and French; Mary Lee Hurt, a music major from Camden, S. C.; Frances Larkins of Shelby and Aleta Welch of Scotland Neck, both of whom plan to become teachers. The lovely members of the court, including the queen and maid of honor, will be escorted by the man of their choice. Miss Hart, who is in charge of May Day activities, said the queen would be permitted to choose her escort this year instead of his being elected as has been the case in recent years. Barring bad weather, the May Day celebration will be held in the amphitheater on Saturday, May 5. Graham" Elected HEG President The chaplain of Stroup Dor mitory, Anne Graham, is the new president of the Home Ec onomics Club. Anne is a na tive of Asheville and was vice- president of the' club last se mester. The new vice-president is Ly- nette Robinson of Pennington Gap, Va. Lynette and Naomi Hunneycut, the club’s new sec retary, were co-chairmen of last semester’s refreshment commit tee. Betty Jane Foster has assumed the role of treasurer. Coming to Mars Hill from Wilkesboro, Betty Jane has previously ad ministered the duties of devo tional director. Blowing Rock’s Alice Robbins is currently hold ing the office vacated by Miss Foster. Antonio George of Waynes ville and Beverly BeShears of Charlotte compose the new re freshment committee and Jo Wells of Leicester holds the of fice of reporter. The Home Economics club will give a fashion show, spon sored by a large department store in Asheville, .sometime in April.