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t the MJTolunjg XXXIX
Ptiblished by the Students of Mars Hill College
MARS HILL, N. C., SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1965
depart® w '
IrsLittle Mary ‘Sunshines’ Tonight
Faculty Honors Five
'ive members of the enllepe TnoTviKa,- * u,-.
urge to I
te that I
days; b®' members of the college
ike to who are retiring will be
problem! by the faculty and ad-
)*bistrative staff at a dinner next
good to night.
many feij ®6y are Dr. Ella Pierce, head
the English department; Har-
Lance of the math faculty
m IS a
fishers wife, who is an assistant
Bo Student Center; Mrs. Cora
have hostess in Huffman; and
telv in ^^hel Moyers, a member of
tales, the! J behalf of the coUege, Presi-
jj ^ Hoyt Blackwell will present
oiine Po»'w Sift to each of
1 e th« V tributes will be
zales, tb|,i by John McLeod, J. V. How-
^nd Dean Mary Logan.
• 1, music will be presented
members of the music
;hat the »icu^y^
1 k, *tiember of the faculty since
1^ ’ Dr. Pierce will retire at the
of summer school. Not sur-
however, the vivacious
,® Woman will not take up
'hence in her beloved rocking
.Jh'’ She will move to Murfrees
A N. C., her family home, and
the English faculty of Cho-
Coliege, a Baptist junior col-
le of sud
rack pr^J i;
Mrs. Dorothy Roberts,
and Mrs. Robert Rich and
Lance, who has been a
of school include the fol-
hy 10. The Lion
17, Bridge on the River
^ 22. Seven Days in May
brel Day is tentatively set
ftiursday. May 20, Editor Al-
^*tayes announced this week,
^^ication of the yearbook and
.^nouncement of the winner
® “Miss Laurel of 1965” con-
iv^ne scheduled for the chapel
i( ® hope to be able to start
'auting the books immediate-
chapel,” Hayes said,
students certified by the
ijA as having settled their col-
V Accounts will be eligible to
V''a a copy. This means that
fines, traffic fines, infirm-
^'^harges and similar miscel-
charges must be paid as
the main college account.
^ aity members may purchase
)|^y of the book through the
fare. Distribution of copies
in the various offices
the campus will also be
ijj^ed by the bookstore, said
advisor Walter Smith.
year’s edition of the an-
bound in a hard black
11^ '^ith silver lettering and an
^!^®®ed metalic seal. There will
L* aye-catching campus scene
aolor used as end sheets.
member of the math-teaching
Staff since 1944, and Mrs. Lance,
who has worked in the library
and held other jobs on campus,
will retire to their home near
Mrs. Charles, who has been the
housemother in Huffman for 10
years, will return to her home in
Mrs. Moyers, who had taught at
Meredith and Winthrop colleges
and at Mars Hill High School be
fore joining the MHC staff in
1961, is a Madison Coimty native
and will continue to reside here.
The dinner honoring the five is
a departure from the custom of
recent years. Heretofore, retiring
faculty and staff members usually
have been recognized at the an
nual alumni banquet on Saturday
night before commencement.
The original suggestion for a
special dinner to honor those re
tiring this year was made earlier
this semester by Mrs. Margaret
Bridges, who died recently.
As chairman of a committee to
serve refreshments after the Apr.
23 faculty meeting, Mrs. Bridges
suggested to Dean R. M. Lee that
the social period following the
faculty meeting be used to honor
those retiring. Later the idea was
expanded by the administration
to a full-scale dinner, taking the
place of the faculty meeting. Mrs.
Bridges’ untimely death altered
the timetable and the dinner was
reset for May 14.
The retirement of Dr. Pierce
moves Dean Lee up to fourth
among the faculty in years of
service. He joined the staff in
Mrs. Nona Moore Roberts ranks
first. She is completing her 46th
consecutive year, having joined
the staff in 1919.
Miss Martha Diggers, who re
tired in 1962 but rejoined the
music facility this year, is second
in years of service. She original
ly came in 1922.
Mr. McLeod is third in total
years of service with 41.
Four members of the Business
Honor Club were honored by the
club’s alumni recently.
Jack Reece and Linda Lowe
were cited as winners of the
alumni group’s medals given an
nually to an outstanding degree
graduate and to a top notch two-
year business course graduate.
The medals will be formally
awarded at commencement.
Casey Frederick, current presi
dent of the club, was named win
ner of the Wall Street Journal
Award for outstanding achieve
ment in business studies.
Mrs. Mary Anne Gibbs, a jun
ior, was presented a $150 scholar
ship for 1965-66.
The awards were made at the
26th annual reunion of the Busi
ness Club Alumni Association.
Renegade warrior Yellow Feather (David Holcombe) is about to put
the finishing touch on Little Mary Sunshine (Phyllis Corbett) with his
trusty tomahawk in a scene from the delightful musical satire which
will be staged in Moore Auditorium tonight.
Legislative Studies Draw
Jones, Morgan to Raleigh
Tom Jones, Mars Hill senior
from Sylva, and BUI Morgan, jun
ior from Asheville, are among a
group of North Carolina college
students chosen to attend a legis
lative workshop in Raleigh, spon
sored by the North Carolina Cen
ter for Education in Politics.
The workshops, held in connec
tion with the 1965 sessions of the
North Carolina General Assembly,
included lectures, discussions and
interviews with legislators, lobby
ists, executive officials, journalists
and political scientists. There
was also attendance at commit
tee hearings and legislative ses
Morgan, who attended the Apr.
1-5 session, felt that the work
shop was “very good” and that it
“reaUy was helpful.” He said
that the students were given a
first-hand opportunity to learn
what the legislature has to do and
also what the procedure is to get
a bUl passed. He added that the
workshop gave him the chance to
“get to meet the people and to
hear them explain their jobs.”
Jones, who attended the Apr.
25-30 session, also had glowing
remarks for the workshop. He
felt that it was “most informa
tive” and noticed that “the sen
ators stay busy.” He was pleased
to observe that “there was 100 per
cent attendance at all the meet
ings of the legislature.” In giving
his opinion of the North Carolina
General Assembly, Jones said that
it “appears to be the most effi
cient legislature in the United
Legislative and p>olitical leaders
who spoke to the workshop dele
gates included Gov. Dan Moore,
former Gov. Terry Sanford, Lt.
Gov. Bob Scott and Speaker of
the House Pat Taylor.
Jones was present for the final
action on a controversial bill re
garding the one-man jury selec
tion system in Madison County.
This, plus the fact that his home
county’s representative, Lacy
Thornburg, played a central part
in the final passage of the bUl,
gave Jones some additional inter
est in his workshop studies.
Tonight marks the climax of a
month’s hard work for a group of
enthusiastic students as the dua-
ma department presents “Little
Mary Sunshine” at 8 p.m. in
Written by Rick Besoyan, the
play is a take off on 19th and
20th century musical comedies.
It is the delightfully funny
story of forest rangers who comb
the Colorado mountains in search
of a band of notorious Indians led
by Yellow Feather, the renegade
son of Chief Brown Bear. Cap
tain Big Jim Warington and Cor
poral Billy Jester plem a secret
mission in order to capture Yel
low Feather, who has meanwhile
appeared and threatened Little
The play ends with Big Jim
capturing Yellow Feather as he
was about to have his way with
Playing the leading roles are
Phyllis Corbett as Little Mary
Sunshine and Douglas TherreU as
Captain Big Jim Warington.
The supporting roles are played
by Candy Coles, David Holcombe,
Mrs. Dorothy Roberts and Rich
Portraying the Indians are
Ricke Cothran, David Jones, and
Jim Thomas. Don Tesh, Larry
Smith, Bob Mills, BiU Thomas,
Jim Whetstone and Joel Reed ap
pear as the forest rangers.
Playing the parts of the young
ladies from Eastchester Finishing
School are Cammy McDonald,
Linda Walker, Fran Walker, Jan
et Snead, Ann Cantrell and Nellie
TherreU was musical director
for performances of the delight
ful comedy last summer at Park
way Playhouse in BumsvUle.
Thomas was also asociated with
the production. .
Thomas, director of the play,
said: “I think it’s great. It’s the
funniest play I’ve ever seen.”
Music director is Robert C.
Rich, Jr.; on-campus choreogra
pher is Mrs. Mollie Rich; and
costumer is Mrs. Elizabeth Wat
Earl B a g 1 e y; a professional
choreographer from Jacksonville,
Fla., was on the campus Apr. 4-12
to help work out the dance rou
tines for the production.
The play wiU be staged again
on May 29.
SGA Talent Show Books Sixteen Acts
Sixteen acts displaying talented
MHC students will comprise a
Student Government Association-
sponsored talent show in Moore
Auditorium next Saturday night
(May 15). Master of ceremonies
Wayne Slagle will commence the
proceedings at 7:30 sharp.
Coordinator for the program is
Cathy Broome, chairman of the
SGA’s entertainment committee.
Perry White, Rachel Levy, Don
Tesh and Janice Sinclair will
each sing a solo. Perry will also
sing ballads with Malcolm Priv-
ette and Rick Cothran. Cammy
McDonald will sing two solos.
There will be two combos per
forming. The Four Dimensions
have Ken Dawson on drums, Mike
Strub and Dean Thomerson on
guitars and BiU Dyar as vocalist.
The other group includes Dawson
as drummer, Joe Taylor and
Howard High on the guitars and
Chris Seaton as the vocalist.
Dalen Chiang wiU play a med
ley of harmonica tunes. Carolyn
and Cathy Broome wiU present a
two piano concerto. Jim Daugh-
tery will add more variety to the
program with a dramatic reading.
Grace Huang will perform a Chi
nese sword dance. Frank Cal
houn and Juanita Bush will per
form a dance routine, illustrating
several graceful waltz steps.