Hill, N.C. 28754
Vol. LIL, No. 4, October 27, 1978
COLLEGE RECEIVES BEQUEST FOR
bequest from the estate of Miss Fuchsia Virginia Marshbanks of
sh, who died June 10, has been announced by Mars Hill College.
in the form of stocks and bonds, will go into the Marshbanks-
Fund, which Miss Marshbanks and her sister, Flossie Marsh-
totai i’ ^ Raleigh, established in 1977 in memory of their parents. It makes the
the scholarship fund $375,000.
Otice st^ Marshbanks sisters were born in Madison County, and their family home
where,the college science building now stands. Their family, including
associ mother’s and their father’s sides, (Anderson and Marshbanks), has been
with the college since its founding in 1856. A great uncle, the Rev. J.
aftkp ®fapn, was one of the founders of the college and served as the first secretary
^^original Board of Trustees.
Marshbanks received her early education at Mars Hill College and later
IfOft, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was graduated
sioiigi ^ 'cursing division of the Medical College of Virginia and spent her profes-
in the field for hospital administration. She administered hospitals in
lO yg*® ®ud West Virginia, and was superintendent of Rex Hospital in Raleigh for
P'"ior to her retirement. During Her professional career she served on
commissions, state and national. In addition, she was active in the First
Church of Raleigh and in numerous public and community services. She
"thej, ^ sister traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada and in
6(1(;[q^^®®s of the world. Despite the fact that they lived in Raleigh, they maintain-
I Vilv* 'Contacts with friends and relatives in Mars Hill and regularly participated in
When the Misses Marshbanks announced the establishment of the scholarship
fund last year, they revealed long-time interests in Christian higher education and
explained their dreams of honoring their parents and helping deserving students.
It is our hope, they said, “that the scholarships which will be awarded out
of our gift will provide opportunities and blessings for many future citizens and lead
ers of our state.”
They proclaimed their conviction that children “constitute the state's most
important and valuable resource” and that education is “the most effective ave
nue by which young people can develop to the fullest their potential for becoming
good citizens and leaders.” They cited Christian colleges as “offering the most pro
mising opportunity for serious-minded youth to learn to think intelligently and
effectively and to determine for themselves the most important values in life.”
When fully implemented the scholarship fund will provide tuition grants to
“superior and deserving high school graduates who desire to prepare themselves
for service to their churches, communities, the state and humanity.”
In accepting the bequest. Dr. Fred Bentley, president of Mars Hill College, was
lavish in his praise of the Marshbanks sisters.
In establishing the Marshbanks-Anderson Scholarship Fund, Virginia and
Flossie Marshbanks have done a beautiful thing for the college and for young peo
ple who seek higher education in a Christian environment. Their concern for the
development of Christian leaders and public servants will be perpetuated through
the young people who receive financial assistance out of the scholarship fund. What
a marvelous way to express appreciation for being reared in a Christian home by
loving and supportive parents.”
e 2o * ^®l6jo Jones Jr. of Mocksville,
son of the Rev. Archie
hol withe* "n S Sr., left Sept. 27 to embark
to cry 25,000-mile four
g through the countries of
longg. Central America.
jjj’® niaking his trip in conjunction
® academic studies as a junior
ethl College. He will receive
'hp hours academic credit for the
nind a he will be periodically
f A fli'1 articles to the ENTER-
conjuse Ecqrd describing his ad-
Jones Motorcycles Through South And Central America
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1 his tour,
h S3,^P®hying Jones on the trip will
??hcia Clyde Townsend, the
ord all of ^ ^^^atji^°lorcyde dealer in Dothan,
Jones will keep a diary and be taking
photographs to his instructors at Mars
dor in South America and Costa Rica in
“I spoke Spanish before I spoke Eng
lish,” noted Jones.
It was while Jones and his family
were living in Ecuador in 1974 that they
first met Townsend, who visited them
for a week while he traveled through
South America on a motorcycle.
Townsend has been very active in
missionary laymen’s work for the South
ern Baptist Church and this work brought
him in contact with the Jones family
e it means of transportation
n is of the trip will be by motor-
redial'll ®*^d Central American tour
'' ®^t ventured off together
n orangd P
’ seem red*' f •' riQj V“ «na uemrai American lour
(i>n Jones and
motorcycle trip. In the
t .^976, the two rode from
thg ° Circle City, Alaska (16 miles
’•e trio Circle) on a 37 day, 12,000
H "''nth * ®*ivironments, specifically
I Central America, are noth-
te bacK. ^*0 Jones. During the 1960-76
with his family, who
i. page of Baptist missionaries,
* the 16-year period in Ecua-
Hill when he returns.
He is pursuing a double major at the
school in Spanish and business and hopes
to go on to graduate school when he
graduates and study international
The academic credit which Jones
will receive from his experiences on the
trip will include 4 hours each in the
subjects of history, geography, Spanish,
He will also serve as the Spanish trans
lator for Townsend while on the tour.
Their tentative itinerary has them
scheduled to go from Venezuela to
LION SAFARI NOV. 4
The Admissions Office will sponsor
“Lion Safari” again this year on Sat.,
Nov. 4. This is a day planned especially
for prospective students. They will visit
the campus, talk to faculty and adminis
trators, enjoy entertainment and the
football game, and generally see first
hand what college life at Mars Hill is
Current Mars Hill students can help
spread the word by contacting your
friends at home who will begin college
next year or your friends in other colleg
es who wish to transfer. Invite them to
The only overnight accommodations
will be sleeping-bag space on Sat. night.
If you will have an empty bed in your
room Fri. or Sat. night which you would
be willing to share with a visitor, please
contact the Admissions Office, telephone
201 or 202.
Visiting students should plan to ar
rive on Sat. morning in time to register
in Wren College Union between 9 and
10 a.m. Additional information is avail
able from the Admissions Office.
Columbia, Ecudor, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil,
Paraguay, Uraguar, and Argentina all
the way to Tierra del Fuego, which is
the southernmost point of the South
From Tierra ael Fuego me two will
then head north and pass through the
countries of Chile, Peru, Ecudor and Pan
ama and other Central American coun
tries on their way back to Dothan.
In addition to gaining academic
credit for his venture, why is Jones
making the extended trip?
“One of the biggest reasons Mr. Clyde
and I are going on the trip is to meet
as many missionaires as possible and
try to help them in any way we can and
give them encouragement,” he said.
“Also I just enjoy traveling very much.
I guess I got this enthusiasm for travel
ing from my dad while he was a mis
sionary,” Jones noted.
In addition, he remarked before leav
ing that “At this point in my life I’ve
got a lot of decisions to make about my
future that I need time to think about.
In order to make them more clearly
it’s best to get away for a while and look
at them objectively and while I’m riding
on a motorcycle for as long as I will be
I will have time to do a lot of thinking.
Jones did comment before he left
that “If there is any honor or glory of
any sort to be given because of this trip
Mr. Clyde and I don’t want it given to
us, but to our Creator.”