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CThe Hilltop
Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
ver seel* Volume XXXVI
Number 8
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Merriman Reigns As May Queen
Hollywood To Arrive
On Mars Hill Campus
story of Mars Hill Col-
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is going on film and some
j, students currently en-
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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.
—"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.
• 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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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