North Carolina Newspapers

    5, 1974
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VOLUME XLVIII NUMBER 14
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1974
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Commencement Set
For May 18 & 19
mars hill — A two-day
schedule of traditional events
May 18 & 19, has been announced
as the college prepares to close
out its 118th academic year. The
events will begin Saturday morn-
*ug. May 18, when the Board of
Trustees holds its Spring busi-
uess meeting at 10 a.m.
Highlights of the weekend will
he the annual “Alumni Day” on
College
Receives
$35,000
Mars hill — Mars Hill
College President, Dr. Fred B.
entley, has announced that
® grant for $35,000 has been
^oeived from the Arthur Vining
avis Foundations this week,
he grant was made to the col-
oge’s capital development fund
and will be used to amortize two
^ the school’s newest buildings,
ren College Union and the
urnwell Building.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foun-
ations were established in 1952
,y Mr. Davis and in 1965 follow-
'”8 his death. Arthur Vining
®yis was the son of a Congre-
®^tional minister, who moved
"’ith determination into the busi-
Itass World after graduating first
^ his class from Amherst College.
^ started as a bookkeeper with
® Pittsburg Reduction Com
ity and worked his way to the
jyaidency of the company
'uh had been renamed the Al-
•num Company of America,
u 1949 he had advanced to
the
Al,
Chairman of the Board of
and moved his residence
Pittsburg to South Florida,
had invested substantially in
there and in the Bahamas
Was director of numerous
corporations. Mr. Davis,
his death in 1962, was one of
/'nda’s best known and re
nted businessmen.
I Bently stated that the grant
'vill
he used to provide equip-
[) ''.‘‘yund furnishings for the new
dings. Wren College Union,
’'^h Was formally opened dur-
lecoming this year, is a
homi
^1.. . .
ttiillion structure named for
Q ■ ^nd Mrs. J. Robert Wren of
Cornwell
ofj, a classroom and faculty
building dedicated during
ij *^73 graduation exercises,
Q ’’^^d for Mr. George Thomas
j'^hWell of Morganton.
accepting the grant Dr.
siad, “We are indeed
^d that we have been selected
this grant from the
^his Mining Davis Foundations,
is Srant comes at a time which
Cqii^T valuable to Mars Hill
While we have for-
'Occupied our two new build-
’. *his grant will enable us to
and equip them to a
^han would be
at the present time.”
New Editors for 74-75
The Communications Board and WMHC station manager: Miss Davis is a rising senior
Saturday; the baccalaureate
service on Sunday morning, de
livered by Dr. Perry Crouch of
Raleigh; and the graduation exer
cises Sunday afternoon, at
which approximately 300 seniors
'will receive degrees.
Dr. Crouch served the First
Baptist Church of Asheville
from 1944 through 1963. The
nominal head of the Baptists in
North Carolina, Dr. Crouch is
the general secretary-treasurer
of the Baptist State Convention,
which claims more than a million
members in 3,300 churches from
the mountains to the sea.
A native of Alexander County,
Dr. Crouch was educated at
Lenoir Rhyne College and
Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
Prior to his pastorate in Ashe
ville, he served churches in Mor
ganton and Fayetteville. He serv
ed on Mars Hill’s Board of Trust
ees from 1960 through 1963.
Alumni activities will officially
start with a meeting of the Alum
ni Association in Belk Auditor
ium at 3:30 Saturday, but a reg
istration table will be set up in
the main lounge of the new Wren
College Union from 2 p.m. until
9 p.m. Friday, and again on Sat
urday beginning at 9 a.m.
Class reunions will be held at
4 p.m. Saturday in the college
union with the classes from
years ending in “4” and “9”
being honored. Highlight of the
activities will be the banquet
Saturday evenings beginning at
5:30 p.m. in Coyte Bridges Cafe
teria.
Following the dinner, a pops
concert by the Departments of
Music and Theatre Arts will be
held in Moore Auditorium. Cur
tain time for the show is 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, events will shift
from former students to the pres
ent graduating students. Dr.
Crouch will deliver his bacca
laureate sermon at 11 a.m. Sun
day in Moore Auditorium. The
congregation of the Mars Hill
Baptist Church will join in this
service and the college choir
will present special music.
At 3 p.m., the processional of
students and faculty will march
into Moore Auditorium for the
commencement rituals. Dr.
Richard Hoffman, vice president
for academic affairs, will
present the graduating class and
will preside over the individual
recognition of seniors who have
completed degree requirements.
Dr. Fred B. Bentley, president of
the college, will present each
individual his diploma and will
then address the graduates brief
ly. No other commencement
address is planned.
During the weekend an ex
hibit by students and members of
the Art Department will be on
display in the Fine Arts Build
ing. Alumni President Lenoard
Tilson of Winston-Salem urges
“all former students, especially
those classes having reunions,
to make every effort to attend our
Alumni Day and Commence
ment Weekend celebration.”
announced the following new
editors at the close of their busi
ness meeting Tuesday, April 23:
Hilltop editor: Sarah Traylor;
Laurel editor: Susan Benjamin;
Cadenza editor: Linda Davis;
Ernie Howard.
Miss Traylor is a rising junior
from Fayetteville, and is an
Elementary Education major.
Miss Benjamin is a rising senior
music major from Charlotte..
English major from Forestville,
Maryland. Ernie Howard is a
rising sophomore from Burns
ville and is a Business Admin
istration major.
ERNIE HOWARD
SUSAN BENJAMIN
W'-
SARAH TRAYLOR
LINDA DAVIS
Spring Festival Next Week
Wren College Union and var
ious other organizations have
planned an exciting and dra
matic Spring Festival for students
at M.H.C. which will last from
April 29th until May 5, 1974.
To start the Festival, the con
certs and Dance committee will
be sopnsoring an outside con
cert featuring the “Mission Mtn.
Woodband,” called by some the
“greatest electric bluegrass
combo from Montana is describ
ed by the Chicago Daily News
as “an incredible array of five
country boys who had the au
dience jumping and scratching
and hollering like nothing short
of Tennessee Lightning.” They
“evoke hand clapping every
time” with a style that features
long rhythmic banjo riffs which
build and build until they sudden
ly explode, typical of the “hoe-
down sound”. Steve Riddle, the
group leader, sings lead and har
mony and plays the bass. Rob
Zuist combines unusual talents
on banjo, electric guitar, flute,
and mouth harp while also sing
ing lead and harmony. Greg
Reichbery is the group’s drummer
and percussionist. Richard John
son, the lead guitarist, also
plays mandolin and sings har
mony while the fifth member of the
group, Terry Robinson, plays
acoustic guitar.
Don’t miss this concert to be
held in the parking lot behind
Moore Auditorium at 8:00 P.M.
April 29th. There is no admission
charge.
On Wednesday May 1st last
ing from 3 till 6 p.m. will be
“May Day” sponsored by the
Student Gov’t Association - an
afternoon of fun, games, excite
ment, and laughter. This May
Day celebration, to be held at
Fox Recreation Field, will fea
ture activities sponsored by var
ious organizations, ranging from
pie throwing to climbing a greas
ed pole. A May Day court will
be made up of girls representing
each organization sponsoring
an activity. The Queen will be
elected by students at lunch May
1st and will be crowned at 6
P.M. closing the festivities. The
afternoon will be packed with
continuious activity. Each or
ganization can charge a small
fee for the game or contest so
bring your spare change and join
in the activities.
On Thursday the freshman
class will sponsor a dance with
the El Ad Fabulous Fifties
Review featuring Glen M. Rice,
Jr. This group plays music from
the fifties and early sixties,
concentrating on beach music.
However, you will be able to hear
any song that you ever liked.
This event will be a strict dance
lasting from 8 till 12 P.M. Every
one is invited.
On Friday the coffeehouse
will sponsor a concert beginning
at 8. The film committee will
sponsor a film “The Bobo” star
ring Peter Sellers & Britt Eckland.
On Saturday the Concerts &
Dance Committee will sponsor
a dance featuring “Fine Bone
China.” This group is one of the
finest rock’n’soul bands on the
east coast. Having three blacks
& three whites in the group. Fine
Bone China is able to play all
kinds of music, ranging from the
Allman Brothers to Gladys Knight
and the Pips. Fine Bone China
features hot and heavy brass
with three and four-part vocals.
Fine Bone China has been
playing at most of the major
colleges in the South and recent
ly closed a standing-rpom-only
engagement at a major club in
Augusta, Georgia along with
the world-famous recording stars
“the Coasters.”
Myron Alford, manager &
producer of Fine Bone China
says “We love our music and the
goodtime feeling that comes from
it. ’ The group tries in every way
possible to convey this feeling
to the audience. Fine Bone
China is a group you should see.
Be at McConnell from 8 ’til
12. Everyone is invited and
there is no admission charge.
Finally, on Sunday night May
5th the film committee will spon-
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