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Published by the Students of Mars HiU College
MARS HILL. N. C.. SATURDAY. APRIL 10. 1965
44 Candidates Seeking Class,
Senate Offices On Tuesday
’ uraiiiB, “Christ in the Concrete City,”
iman of I’t ||'“ presented several times next week by a group from the
. . ®Se includes (first row, 1. to r.): Loy Baird, Malcolm Watson, Kay
* ® » *^®oks; back row, David Jones, Mike Yelton, David Holcombe.
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,*^t)ramateers Tour In Play,
A,ttend Chapel Hill Festival
st a sque'
joined Plji . Dramateers, currently par-
iment te*;>j^'Pating in the annual Carolina
Wake Association festival in
nate of ( Hill, will give four per-
aided i°*^ances of an Easter play dur-
victory "j ^ next two weeks,
team) >1 “Christ in the Concrete City,”
State Piodern treatment of Christ’s
fame. will be staged at the First
, has aptist Church in Forest City to-
■y & fle"^''''frow night.
)f their A.
Second performance is sched-
for chapel Tuesday, and the
^ will be given at the
eing or ■ tst Baptist Church in Gastonia
t! J, 14 and at Gardner-Webb
through^, "tior College on Apr. 22.
° includes Mike Yelton,
Watson, David Holcombe,
i Jones, Kay Brooks and Loy
”6 unusual production at-
lii'i ko show Christ’s passion
historical, the universal
’ Personal points of view. The
carried out on a bare
eqp® ''’ith a minimum of stage
'PPient and costumes.
student Angharad Car-
will accompany the Dram-
and will sing several sacred
__ ih.^’^lioris during the perfor-
' ' ^i|].®®larday and today the Mars
^aps have been in Chapel Hill
fjJ.'^Papete in the annual drama
V*'’al. Yelton’s orig:inal play
I Might See” has already
ill Pearl Setzer Deal Award
J W..® category of religious play-
(.^.^.d"*^' original work by Mrs.
( >«iif ® McCarson was to be pre-
f | tL ®d in competition against
, ' V ^ others for the Betty Smith
' ^'"4 in secular playwriting,
nsurctf / ^ster Scrviccs
ove fj. S sunrise service to be
or ^1- ^1 Ihc Mars Hill Cemetery is
:all y'’, planned by the BSU. Mr.
' of the religion department
jj^kreed to speak.
’>«(! y Week services are plan-
^1- the Mars Hill Baptist
Monday through Thursday
\ ''’cek, beginning at 7 p.m.
Mlj ^^ditonal communion service
tate» , be observed Thursday night.
Illty'^'I'Crested students and fac-
*Pembers are welcome.
In addition to those in the cast
of “Christ in the Concrete City,”
others in Chapel Hill for the fes
tival include Mrs. McCarson, Cam-
my McDonald, Alice Crutchfield
and, of course, Mrs. Watson.
Interested in a challenging op
portunity overseas? If so, why
not consider the Peace Corps?
Those two questions will be
raised here May 6 and 7 by Steve
Allen, a returned Peace Corps vol
unteer who served in Turkey. He
will be available in Spilman par
lor for interviews both days.
The Corps, says Allen, offers
a golden opportunity to young
people interested in helping oth
ers help themselves. Scattered all
over the globe, the volunteers live
with families in some of the most
remote areas of the world. They
teach these families how to use
tools, how to farm better and how
to practice better sanitation.
All activity is not confined to
work, however, as the volunteers
teach youngsters to play a variety
of sports, games and other health
Two distinguished scholars
from North Carolina colleges will
be on the campus next week to
give lectures in the fields of lit
erature and biology. Their visit
will be sponsored by the Pied
mont University Center.
Dr. Walter S. Flory, a member
of the biology faculty at Wake
Forest College, will speak at 8:15
p.m. Monday in Spainhour Hall
on “Plants and Man.” At 8 o’clock
the next morning he will lecture
in the Library Auditorium on
“The Old and the New Biology.”
Dr. C. Hugh Holman, dean of
the graduate school at UNC in
Chapel Hill, will lecture on “Thom
as Wolfe and the Epic Tradition”
at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Owen
Building. Students interested in
hearing his address will be ex
cused from chapel.
At 8:15 that evening he will
speak in Library Auditorium on
“Continuity and Change in Mod
ern Southern Writing.”
All four lectures will be open
to interested students and facul
DR. HUGH HOLMAN
. . . Visiting Scholar
Although not fully recovered
from the recent student body
elections, the campus is again
decked with banners and posters
as aspiring office-seekers cam
paign for class and student gov
ernment positions for next year.
The election will be held Tues
day (Apr. 13) in the Student
Center from 7:30 a.m. until 7
A total of 44 students turned
in petitions by midnight Thursday
(Mar. 25) to express their desire
to hold an office next year. The
petitions had to be reviewed and
apprived before the students were
classified as candidates. There are
24 offices up for grabs in this
Commencement, although still
seven full weeks away, is already
being planned by college officials.
Registrar Robert Chapman an
nounced earlier this week that
approximately 225 students will
receive degrees at the graduation
exercises May 30. Among these
are the persons who completed
degree requirements last summer
and first semester of the current
The president’s office has an
nounced that Dr. Henry E. Trul-
ington, minister of the University
Baptjst Church in Chapel Hill,
will preach the baccalaureate ser
mon and Dr. Alvin R. Keppel,
president of the Piedmont Univer
sity Center, of which Mars Hill is
a member, will deliver the com
A change is contemplated in one
phase of the commencement week
end’s activities, college officials
have revealed. Four retiring mem
bers of the faculty and staff are to
be honored at a special occasion
April 23 instead of at the annual
alumni banquet on Saturday night
before commencement, as has been
the custom in recent years.
Faculty Member, Alumna Buried
Burial services for Mrs. Mar
garet Bridges, college librarian
who died unexpectedly Mar. 31,
and for Mrs. Curtis Compton
Duff, alumna who was killed in a
car wreck last Saturday, were
Mrs. Bridges was buried in Eau
Claire, Wis.; Mrs. Duff, a ’64
graduate, was buried at Char
Mrs. Bridges, who had also
taught in the education depart
ment, died in her sleep of a cere
bral thrombosis. She would have
been 51 in June.
Mrs. Duff, who had been mar
ried to Mann Duff Jr. on Mar.
28, died of injuries received in an
auto crash in Millen, Ga., as she
and her bridegroom were return
ing from their honeymoon trip
A funeral service for Mrs.
Bridges was held in the Mars Hill
Baptist Church Apr. 1. Participat
ing were the pastor, the Rev.
Charles Davis; Dr. Hoyt Black-
well; and the Rev. T. W. Wilson,
an associate of Evangelist Billy
Graham and close friend of the
Bridges family. Pall bearers in
cluded Dean R. M. Lee, John
Hough Jr., Emmett Sams, James
Fish, Dr. Raymond Nelson and
Mrs. Bridges had grown up in
Eau Claire and had taught at Wis
consin State University prior to
coming to Mars Hill in 1962.
Survivors include her husband,
Loren, who recently retired as
manager of two Billy Graham
radio stations at Black Mountain;
a son, Robert, 14; Mrs. Bridges’
father and step-mother, Mr,
Mrs. Charles Kessler, who
only recently come to live with
their daughter and family; and a
brother, Robert Kessler, in Cali
College officials have an
nounced that Mrs. Bridges’ classes
will be taken by Mrs. Wayne Pres
sley with assistance from Dean
Mary Logan. The position of
chief librarian will not likely be
filled during this term.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Duff was held in Charlottesville,
Va., where Mann was hospitalized
following the accident. Daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Nile Compton of
Benson, Mrs. Duff had been
teaching at East Main Street Jun
ior High School in Thomasville
prior to her marriage.
The rising senior class has
three men gunning for the office
of president — Ricke Cothran,
Ronnie Owen and Troy Parham.
Seeking the vice-presidency are
Alan Bell and M. O. Brinkley.
Delores Baxter will be unopposed
in her bid for secretary. It will
be female versus male in the
treasurer’s race as Penny Ellison
and Bob Hauser are opposing
Six candidates are grabbing for
a seat in the Senate—Ben Floyd,
Tom Hall, Ron Harvey, Rita
Propst, Beverly Silverio and Jim
Whetstone. Five Senate seats are
given seniors, one of which must
be held by a girl.
The rising juniors can choose
either Craig Covey or Tom Sparks
as their president. Carolyn Broome
and Jimmy Richardson are look
ing for the vice-presidency, while
three girls—Linda Fox, Judy Hill,
and Bonnie Hunter—are in the
race for secretary. Running for
treasurer are Cathy Broome and
The four Senate seats have Bill
Carter, Dianne Freeman, Sue Mc
Call, Mack Smith, Don Tesh and
Jane Watts in a scramble for
Three men are vying for the
presidency of next year’s sopho
more class. Robert Davis, Norman
Eller and Carroll Reed all filed
petitions to run for the office.
The vice-presidency is also sought
by three freshmen—Larry Lentz,
Bee Mayo and Jim Smith. In the
secretary’s race it will be Ginger
Eddleman and Nancy Pease op
posing each other. The treasurer’s
contest features Sandra Duck and
Henry Moon wljile the three Sen
ate seats have Alice Crutchfield,
Jim Dyer, Paul Early, Martha
Morris, Bill Carr and Jane Ran
dall seeking those offices.
The selection of the Student
Government Association officers
for the year 1965-66 culminates
■with their installation during the
chapel hour on' Thursday, Apr.
22. The retiring president of the
student body, Gary Brookshire,
will administer the oath of office
to Chris Pappas, recently elected
president for next year. Pappas
•will then install individually the
vice-president, Arthur Earp; sec
retary, Mary Lynn Bunting; and
the treasurer, Louis Turner. The
new Senate and Commission ■will
be sworn in as separate groups.
On Apr. 14 those students as
piring to dormitory offices may
begin circulating petitions, which
are due on Friday, Apr. 16. Pe
titions may be circulated only by
persons who have a bona fide res
ervation in a dormitory for next
year, and signers must be stu
dents who have rooms reserved
in the dormitory in which the pe
titioner will live.
The election of dormitory offi
cers will take place during the
chapel period on Tuesday, Apr.
20. To vote, students should go
to the parlor of the dormitory in
which they will reside next year.