Published by the Students of Mars HUl College
SATURDAY, MARCH 3. 1962
Macabre Comedy Unfolds Tonight
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5: ^8g. who portrays a daffy character who think, he is Teddy Rof'evelt, shoulder, one of the “silent
IhV in nroduction “Arsenic and Old Lace. Others in the cast are (L to R)
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tonight’s faculty drama production “Arsenic and Old Lace. Otlmrs in the cast are (L to R)
Mf. i^raminerf Mr. Crisp, Miss Kenyon, Mrs. Cole, Dr. Jenkins and Roy O Bryan; (on the platform)
®®®rtson, Mr. Edwards and Mike Rock.
Deadlines Being Met,
Laurel Due In May
lardsoaj^ Virginia, West Virginia,
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from North Carolina, S-
Votij Georgia, Florida, New
of ^nJ Colorado took the role
^P^titries in the Model Unit-
sessions held at N. C.
Feb 15 through 17.
^at, ^5 through Mar. 1 and
Htiv through 9 are the re-
r Religious Foc-
Brevard College and
'*t%^''sion plans are currently un-
H ^ 2.t Baylor University. A
Fltte|'*^tiasium was recently com-
^ ^lemson College,
aljg ^^^outheastern Seminary at
I'ltfi will be host to the
Stif’^'l'tal Student Missions Con-
■ bom Mar. 2 through Mar.
N Clinton, South Carolina:
jbeti ^tc Spooner leaves Pres-
'*§ h3. College to accept a coach-
^'tion at Wichita, Kan.
5,'f 8o ^'^F^'t:al education teachers
Jo for° Wingate College on Mar.
L ^Hc ^ conference of the physi-
^Ftist^bon teachers of all seven
olleges in North Carolina.
All the pictures for the 1962
Laurel have been sent to the en
graver, and the copy should be in
the hands of the printer by spring
That’s the good word on the
yearbook from Mr. Smith, the fac
"I talked with the engraver in
Roanoke, Va., by phone earlier this
week,” Mr. Smith said, "and he
indicated we are meeting deadlines
nicely. If we can get all the copy
in by the beginning of spring holi
days, we should have the book for
distribution the first week in May.
One of the feamre attractions of
the annual is always the beauty
section with the winner, "Miss
Laurel.” The selection for this year’s
book was made by Beale Fl«cher
of Asheville, father of Maria Beale
Fletcher, Miss America of 1962.
'The seven nominees for the title
are Kathy Dunevant, Elaine Teague,
Mary Lee Hurt, Toni Snyder, Pa
tricia Byrd, Virginia Scruggs and
Gloria Rotan, who was chosen to
replace one of the original nom
inees, Linda Shelton, who did not
return for the spring semester.
Students who have indicated an
interest in working on the yearbook
and others who would like to join
the staff are urged to contact
Charles Carver as soon as possible.
"Up until now,” Mr. Smith ex
plained, "there hasn’t been too much
that the rest of the staff could do.
Most of the work until now has
been photography, which Mrs.
Shope, John Reagan and I have
handled. Now, however, the time
has come for everyone to pitch in
and get busy. Much of the copy
still has to be written, and this calls
for some good typists. All the soph
omores have to be contacted for
information which will go into the
directory, proof has to be read;
then, even after the copy is in, there
will be a good deal of work in
distribution on campus and through
B.S.U. nominations for Presi
dent will be held March 8-9.
The formal election is sched
uled for March 12 through 13,
at which time the Council will
be nominated. Elections for the
Council will be held at a later
"Arsenic and Old Lace,” a maca
bre comedy in three acts, will be
presented by the faculty tonight in
the auditorium of the Fine Arts
The entire play takes place in the
lace-curtained living room of the
Brewster home in Brooklyn. As
Mrs. Elizabeth Webster Watson,
who is directing the play, says, "I
can’t promise histrionic perfection
in this production, but I can prom
ise an evening of downright hilar
ity for the students at the faculty’s
'The setting is Victorian. The
time is the present perfect — but
Teddy, who "Charges” up the stairs
of "San Juan Hill,” is definitely
pluperfect! So are his two elderly
aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster.
Held in fond esteem by the Rev
erend Dr. Harper and Officers Bro-
phy and Klein, Abby and Martha
are two of the sweetest and most
pleasant maiden ladies in the neigh
borhood — but as the story relates,
each has her own little eccentrici
ties. Aunt Martha makes an ex
cellent elderberry wine, but neither
Teddy nor her younger nephew,
Mortimer, is allowed to drink any
of it. It is saved for company.
Shooting on the movie which is
being made for the college will be
gin Tuesday week, according to the
producer-photographer Jimmy Mor-
riss of Raleigh.
Script for the 30-minute color
production has been written by
Miss Velma Darbo of the Sunday
School Board in Nashville, Tenn.,
and the title, "Like a Mighty Oak,”
has been selected.
A tentative date. May 12, has
been set for the premiere showing
here on the campus.
The storyline calls for parts in
volving two boys and a girl. Per
sons for these roles are being select
ed by Mr. Morriss from the list of
those who auditioned. In addition,
one historical scene will call for
several male faculty members to
portray some of the first trustees
of the college.
"We are really pressed for time
in this production routine,” Mr.
Morriss said earlier this week when
he visited the campus, "and it will
be necessary for us to receive com
plete cooperation from both stu
dents and faculty members. We
may have to break into class sched
ules and other activities, but we
hope everyone will consider this
Volunteers are still needed to
help with the filming. Those inter
ested should contact Mr. Smith in
the public relations department.
'Though Mortimer, who is a dra
ma critic, is played by a student,
he is almost more absent-minded
and capable of being distracted
than the traditional professor him
self. Distracted by what was really
a minor item — that is, minor if
one thinks in terms of bakers doz
ens — he forgets he is engaged to
Dr. Harper’s daughter, Elaine, on
the same night he proposes to her!
Love eventually triumphs, how
ever, despite even the sinister Jon
athan Brewster and his happily
maniacal companion. Dr. Einstein,
who arrive for an unannounced vis
it. Have a glass of elderberry wine.
Members of the cast are Abby
Brewster, played by Mary L. Ken
yon, Dietitian; the Rev. Dr. Harper,
by Robert Chapman, Registrar;
Teddy Brewster, by William Pegg,
Mathematics; Officers Brophy and
Klein, by students William Bentley
Gordon, Jr. and Roy O’Bryan; Mar
tha Brewster, by Ann Brammer,
Chemistry; Elaine Harper, by Mar
lene Cole (Mrs. T. J. Cole), assist
ant in the library; Mortimer Brew
ster, by "Butch” Suttles, a student;
Mr. Gibbs, by Dr. L. M. Outten,
Biology; Jonathan Brewster, by
Michael Rock, a student; Dr. Ein
stein, by Joe Robertson, Art; Of
ficer O’Hara and Lieutenant Rooney
by Tommy Edwards, Chemistry, and
Ellison Jenkins, French; Mr. With
erspoon, by Roy L. Crisp, History;
and Mr. Spenalzo, by smdent Bob
Also appearing briefly in the
play are Dr. Blackwell, Dean Lee,
J. A. McLeod, J. V. Howell, Har
vey Lance, El wood Roberts, Em
mett Sams, B. H. Tilson, Dean
Lynch, V. E. Wood, Dr. Nelson,
and Joe Taylor.
To Make Tours
The Mars Hill College Choir, a
group of 32 selected voices, will
make their annual spring tour Mar.
18-23 beginning at Spartanburg, S.
C., and concluding at Morristown,
Selections to be presented will in
clude Negro spirituals, I6th and
17th century masterpieces, sacred
music, and selections from Randall
'Thompson’s "Peaceable Kingdom.”
During the tour the choir will
sing in Greenville, S. C., Richland,
Atlanta and Eastpoint, Ga., Chatta
nooga and Knoxville, Tenn.
'Thomas J. Cole is the director.
Under the leadership of John
Sumrall, the college band will begin
its tour through South Carolina and
Georgia on Mar. 19.
'The band will play Paul Yoder’s
"Relax,” Roy Anderson’s '"The
Minstrel Boy,” excerpts from
"Lohengrin,” highlights from '"The
Music Man,” a trumpet trio and
other military marches.
'The out-of-state trip by the band
constitutes a new venture. Hereto
fore the band has traveled only
within the state.