North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXXVI
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Published by the Students of Mars Hill College
Number 12
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Russians’ Invade Campus Tonight
Dean Lynch
Pens Story
. article by Dean Lynch en
“Meeting Personality Prob-
,^nis ifi College” will be published
'o May issue of Baptist
^^‘Ifnt, a Southern Baptist Con-
tion collegiate magazine.
.Wing examples of students
whom he has counselled with
in mentioning names, Dean
yich pictures various types of
j^*'*onality problems collegians
are confronted with
suggests means of solution.
.'“Ollege administrators,” he ex-
'1**1 ‘‘seek to understand the
Dr ki drives of individual
students, but ... if they
to .save one such per-
tion undertaking ac-
|hat creates more problems
*t solves.”
Pio Student, published
k. "mly during the school year
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n Southern half of the nation.
Soa Baptist Sunday School
cej^'^d in Nashville, Tenn., re-
wide distribution, especially
^^bbins Heads
^Drne Ec Club
**iaL?. Robbins, home economics
led by
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have K.
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from Forest City, has been
president of the Home
scl)Q pics Club for the coming
are k the newly elected officers
Plan economics majors who
ate return next fall. They
vice **■ i^orton of Asheville, first
I(o)([j'^tesident; Bonnie Russell of
second vice president;
Pter.^^°tnas of Kannapolis, treas-
iiin ’ ®**d Alia Weaver of Lans-
s. Seer
Q., Others Elected
llptie charged with specific
}{ ?*itie;
•ticlnj 1962-63 schod year
"nd*^ Sinclair, who enrolled sec-
yille"® Elizabeth Jones of Green-
fcr^^' C., devotional chairman;
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m V.1CU1) W11L» V.^ll^-»llv
i'Pia ^^®ter, reporter; and Vir-
«ark, Eteeman of Asheville and
rla, Grant of Delray Beach,
will be in charge of
ttients at the various club
, 'I'lj and events next year,
a'* Sli ''^ttb’s annual Spring Fash-
fpr, originally scheduled for
May A has been postponed until
‘ Sponsored by one of the
''ille ^.department stores in Ashe-
Pc be show will be held on
?Pd j?Se in the new auditorium
''''test public — including any
®d males — will be invited.
State BSU Leadership
^(w®*®nce. at which a
of Mars Hillians is to
£>6 * fb® morality play
60(r^f®nan." has been post-
^ from Apr. 6 to Apr.
Glenn Vernon was
earlier this week,
conference will still
at the First Baptist
in MooresviUe.
Serge Jaroff “makes whoopee” Russian style with the Don Cossack
Dancers and Chorus. Jaroff, a disgrace to his family and neighbors
because of his short stature, has since become the renowned director
of two dozen Russian giants who appear tonight in the auditorum.
Twenty-four uniformed White
Russian giants, led by diminutive
4’10” Serge Jaroff, will appear
as the Don Cossack Chorus and
Dancers tonight at 8:00 in the
Nomadick descendants of the
Slavs, the Cossacks traditionally
supplied the Czarist Russia with
its most dashing cavalry troops.
After the Revolution, however,
they were a beaten and bedraggled
group living in the Crimea. In
1920 they were allowed to move
to Bulgaria, where they “lived
like frogs” but still retained their
love for singing.
Organized by their director,
Jaroff, the Cossack Chorus and
Dancers have been singing in the
non-Soviet world since 1923, when
they presented their first concert
in Vienna. Since then they have
sung in virtually every country of
the world except Red China and
Soviet Russia and have been toast
ed by former president Dwight D.
Hawkins Will Direct BSU;
Installation Slated Tuesday
Gene Hawkins, newly elected
president of the BSU, and the
other members of the executive
council for the 1962-63 school
year will be formally installed at
chapel Tuesday.
A sophomore from Roxboro who
has been Training Union Director
this year. Gene will be the first
person to hold an office on the
executive council in two consecu
tive years — thanks to the fact
that he will be one of the college’s
first juniors.
Offices Added
To promote better relationships
with the clubs representing other
denominations on the campus,
three new offices have been created
on the council for next year. These
will be filled by David Montross
of Greenwich, Conn., represent
ing the Canterbury Club, which
is composed of Episcopalians; Tom
Halyburton of Miami, Fla., of
the Methodist Student Movement;
and John Reagan of Kingsport,
Tenn., representing the Presby
terians of the Westminster Fel
Others who will be installed
at the chapel period include Win
field Prevette of Concord, first
vice president, succeeding Ralph
Halliwill. A freshman ministerial
student, “Windy” has been active
in the ministerial conference.
Training Union and Sunday
Kay Brooks, a liberal arts fresh
man from Charlotte, replaces
Sherry Greene as second vice
Freshman ministerial student
Billy Sellers of Lumberton will
succeed Jayne Tomlinson as third
vice president.
Taking over the work of the
recording secretary, a position held
this year hy Sharon Purcell, is
Joy Simpson, a freshman from
Franklinton, taking liberal arts.
Wayne Merchant, a business
student (sophomore) from Spar
tanburg, S. C., will relieve Faye
Coker as treasurer.
Carol Moore of Clarksville,
Tenn., a sophomore music major,
is the new music director.
The task of directing the college
student’s department of the Sun
day School falls to Harold Keown,
freshman ministerial student from
Charleston, S. C. He replaces
Reginald Carter.
Filling in the new president’s
old job as director of the student
Training Union will he David
Crook, another freshman minis
terial student from Charlotte.
Retaining the position he has
held on the council this year as
director of the missions program
is Dan Keels, sophomore from
Florence, S. C., who also is a
ministerial student. Among other
duties, Dan is chief chauffeur of
the “mission huggy.”
Beth Briggs, freshman, replaces
Hazel West as the Town Repre
sentative on the council.
Linda Willette, freshman from
Durham who plans to become a
director of religious education, will
gain valuable experience as the
new publicity chairman, succeed
ing Ann Brookshire.
Presidency of the YWA, which
includes the task of representing
that coed organization on the
council, passes from Starr Keller
to freshman Darla Sanford of Sa
vannah, Ga.
Bob Cheek, freshman pre-med
ical student from Saluda, S. C.,
has been chosen by the Volunteers
for Christ to represent that or
ganization on the council. He suc
ceeds Jane Milam.
Club ‘Visits’ Russia
Is there any personal freedom
in the Soviet Union? Are Russian
churches propaganda outlets for
the Communist Party? Can
Christian evangelism be practiced
in Russia?
Reginald C. Smith, who has
huilt his retirement home in Ashe
ville lived in the Soviet Union
from 1938-40 and has worked in
countries around the world. He
will show pictures of Russia and
discuss his observations of Russian
life at the 6:30 p.m. meeting of
Presbyterian students in the B.S.U.
Room of Spilman.
Faculty Kin Receive Grants
Special grants for graduate study
have been awarded to three chil
dren of Mars Hill College faculty
President and Mrs. Blackwell’s
son Albert, who is a senior en
gineering student at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, was re
cently awarded a Rockefeller
Brothers Theological Fellowship.
He will study at Harvard Divinity
Miss Carol Kendall, whose
father is head of the Bible depart
ment and whose sister is a music
student here, received a $1,500 as-
sistantship in home economics at
Woman’s College. A graduate of
Mars Hill, like Blackwell, she is
currently a senior at Meredith
College in Raleigh.
David, son of Dean and Mrs.
W. L. Lynch, will return to Salz
burg, Austria, where he studied
during the 1960-61 school year,
on a graduate assistantship. A
senior majoring in organ at Ober-
lin (Ohio) College, he will work
with members of the junior class
who study in Salzburg.
The group was sworn m as
American citizens in a mass cere
mony during 1936. Having stud
ied the Constitution in Russian
and English, each was able to
repeat it from memory. The
singers can do whistles, cat-calls
and girlish laughter and can simu
late the sound of horses’ hoofs by
clicking their tongues.
Before each recital Jaroff, who
was a lieutenant in the Russia
machine gun corps in World War
I, inspects his men. Those who
fail to pass are reprimanded and
made to pay a fine.
Coastal Tour
Tonight’s performance will be
part of their 33rd coast-to-coast
tour of the United States and
Canada. Their repertoire includes
Russian church music such as
After Easter Prayer and God
Have Mercy On Us; soldier and
folk ditties like Kounak, Bardura,
Two Soldiers Songs; comedy in
the form of Berry Picking, and
Cossack dances.
Hit High Notes
The voices of the chorus cover
a range from A below low-C to
G above high-C. The New York
Herald Tribune claims the tenors
can sing higher and the basses
lower than any other choir appear
ing before the public.
Tonight’s program includes 13
songs and two Cossack dances.
‘Beat Draft’
Test Apr. 17
Draft-eligible Mars Hillians can
help themselves stay in school by
scoring well on the Selective
Service College Qualification Test,
which will be given at David Mil
lard Junior High School in Ashe
ville on Apr. 17.
Other Factors
Scores provide local selective
service boards twice with evidence
of the student’s aptitude for con
tinuing in college, although the
scores are not the only determin
ing factor.
The test, in use since 1951, will
be given in more than 500 cities
and towns across the nation. Other
sites in North Carolina include
Brevard, Boone, Hickory, Win
ston-Salem, Raleigh, Durham,
Greensboro and Chapel Hill.
Information about the test may
be obtained from any local selec
tive service board.
Avg. Age 23
“At the present time,” says
state selective service system direc
tor Col. Thomas Upton, “North
Carolina local boards reach men
for induction at about age 23.
Students generally can finish their
undergraduate studies by then, but
those hoping to continue study in
graduate school, a deferment will
be necessary. Also, heavier draft
calls would lower the age, in which
case it would become necessary
even for undergraduates to seek a

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