Maryville College i
One Hundred and Twentieth Year
Begins September 14, 1938
Maryville CoUegre is one of the ian-
portant church-related institutions of
America, and seeks to be true to the
noblest traditions of the association
of education and religion. Its Direc-
tors are elected by the Synod of Ten-
nessee of the Presbyterian Church in
the V. S. A.
It is a Christian liberal-arts col-
lege with the purpose of providing a
general cultural education. It is not
a professional or pre-professional
school, although its courses foi-m
sound foundational preparation for
Its fees are deliberately kept at a
low figure for the benefit of those
who might not be able to attend
otherwise. This naakes earnest co-
operation on the part of all an es-
It desires to select its students on
the basis of preparation, earnestness,
capacity, character, and co-opera-
William F. Alston, '39
Mary L. Chambers, '39
Charlotte Moughton, '40
William B. Felknor, '41
Published by the
Young Men's and Young
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Calendar 1938-39 2
College Calendar, 1938-39 4
Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd (Plate) 6
College President's Welcome 7
Editorial Preface 8
I. General Introduction to Maryville ... 9
II. T. M. C. A. and T. W. C. A 15
III. General Student Activity 25
IV. Athletics 35
V. Songs, Colors, Schedules 47
THE COLLEGE CALENDAR FOR
Sept. 14-19, Opening- Program:
Sept. 14, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. — Regis-
tration of new students; payment of
bills by old or new students who have
Sept. 15, Thursday. 8:10 a.m. — Opening
chapel service and President's address;
first meeting of classes; registration.
Sept. 17, Saturday, 8:00 p.m.— Y. W. C. A.
and Y. M. C. A. receptions.
Sept. 19. Monday, 8:00 p.m. — Faculty
Oct. 28, Friday — Founders' and Homecoming-
Nov. 15, Tuesday. 9:00 a.m. — Fall Meeting
of the Directors.
Nov. 24, Thursday — Thanksgiving Day.
Dec. 15, Thursday, noon — Christmas holidays
Jan. 4, Wednesday, 8:10 a.m. — Chappl; class
Feb. 3, Friday — First semester ends.
Feb. 6, Monday, 8:10 a.m. — Chapel; second
Feb. 7, Tuesday — February meetings begin.
May 4-5. Comprehensive Examinations for
Seniors, and National Cooperative Tests
May 15-19, Registration for 1939-1940.
May 2G-30, Commencement program:
May 2G. Friday. 8:00 p.m. — Recital of
Music and Dramatic Art.
May 27, Saturday, 8:00 p.m. — Senior Class
May 28, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. — Baccalaure-
May 28, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. — Vesper
May 29, Monday, Alumni Day.
9:25-11:15 a.m. — Alumni Seminars.
3:00-5:00 p.m. — President's Reception.
7:00 p.m. — Annual Alumni Association
May 30, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. — Spring Meet-
ing of the Directors.
May 30, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. — Commence-
DR. RALPH WALDO LLOYD
President of Maryville College
The Y. M. C. A. and Y. W.
C. A. which publish this booklet are
two of our most useful organizations
on College Hill. They represent
some of Maryville's oldest and
noblest ideals. At the opening of
each college year the Y. M. C. A.
and Y. W. C. A. take a leading part
in meeting and assisting those who
come, and I am happy to join with
them in extending a sincere and
hearty welcome to every new and
old student who takes up work on
the campus in September, 1938.
Ralph Waldo Lloyd,
President of Maryville College.
THE EDITORIAI. PREFACE
If you intend to skip any pages as you
read this book this is the one to pass up
for it is probably the least important page
in the "M" Book. We have included here
information that is essential for your bet-
ter understanding of college life and ac-
tivities. If you read the material care-
fully you'll not have such a lost feeling
when you arrive here.
The Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.
publish this book as part of the active
program they have planned to aid Mary-
ville students. Upper-classmen will be
eager and willing to help you get ac-
quainted but we can't do it all, we need
With this word the Editorial Staff takes
pleasure in passing on to you this intro-
duction to Maryville College. We wish
you success and happiness during the com-
The Editorial Staff.
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GENERAL. INTRODUCTION TO
If you new students know Something be-
fore you come to Maryville of the location,
historical background, general facts and ac-
tivities of the college, you will find it easier
to adjust yourselves to life here after you
arrive. The purpose of this introduction is
to acquaint you with the college, in order
to lessen any sense of strangeness you may
feel your first few days here. These words
cannot be expected to give j'ou a complete
understanding of Maryville, But we do hope
that by giving you these general facts. Ave
may help you to discover for yourselves the
things of value which Maryville has to offer
Maryville College was founded in 1819 by
Isaac Anderson' to supply the need for an
educated ministry for the South. The
school continued with a slow, steady growth
until the Civil War, which closed the Col-
lege for five years. In 1866 the institution
was reopened with a very small enrollment
which, however, grew very rapidly. The en-
rollment in 1900 was about 400, of whom
only 80 were of college rank. Last year
824 students, all of them of college rank,
Through the years the function of the
College has changed to suit the varying
needs of those it served. About eleven
years ago the preparatory department was
discontinued and the College became what
is now, a liberal arts college providing a
Maryville is on the approved list of the
Association of American Universities and
offers to the student who will work an edu-
cation comparable to any to be obtained
anywhere in the country.
The city of Maryville is situated sixteen
miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee, in a
section of the country rich in historical lore
and tradition. It has an elevation of 1,000
feet, and, besides being one of the gateways
to the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, is quite near the recently completed
Norris Dam project of the Tennessee Valley
Authority. The population of Maryville is
5,000, with another 5.000 living in Alcoa, a
twin community named for the Aluminum
Company of America, which operates its
largest factory there.
The territory surrounding Maryville offers
much in the way of beautiful scenery. From
the campus can be seen the heights of the
Great Smokies, the Chilhowees, and the
Cumberlands, green in spring and often
white with snow in winter. Don't pass up
any opportunities you have to visit the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
As for the campus we would venture to
say that there are few more beautiful in
the country. A definite program of campus
beautification has been in progress during
the past four years. Hundreds of small
trees and shrubs have been added to the
campus; a new circular drive is soon to be
completed; and numerous other improve-
ments are being made. Included in the
campus is an extensive College woods of
pine, oak, and cedar.
Here, very near the College botanical
gardens, is a huge, natural amphitheatre
in which the beautiful and impressive May
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Day pageant is given each year. Included
also on the campus is a nine-hole golf
There are twenty buildings on the campus,
the principal ones being described in the
school catalogue. You will find no diffi-
culty in becoming located, however, for
within a few days after your arrival you
will know them as well as the upper-class-
As from the very beginning of the College
Maryville aims to lay positive emphasis on
religion and morals. Students are required
to attend Sunday school and church. At-
tendance at daily chapel services is also re-
quired. The College is organically related
to the Presbyterian Church. U. S. A., but
it is not sectarian in purpose or program,
and students attend the church of their own
choice. The leading denominations have
churches in Maryville. More will be added
about the churches on a later page.
There are no social fraternities at Mary-
ville and no dancing, as it is not felt that
they are necessary or in harmony with the
general aims and purposes of the school.
However, there will be plenty of social ac-
tivity, sponsored by the two "Y's", the
Student Council, and various other organiza-
tions and clubs. There are four societies,
two for men and two for women, each of
which presents a short, entertaining pro-
gram every Saturday night.
To give an indication of the activities on
the "Hill" we will list some of the clubs.
The vocational clubs, mainly for study
and fellowship along particular lines, are:
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Student Volunteers, Ministerial Association,
Law Club, and the Language Clubs. Beside
these there are various state clubs composed
of students from the same section of the
country, and honor societies for athletics,
debate, dramatics, and scholarship. More
detailed descriptions of some of these clubs
will be given later. There are also other
clubs not mentioned which will welcome
you to their membership as you qualify and
feel inclined to join. Club membership is
not essential but it always proves helpful
and worthwhile. However, don't just be a
'•joiner." When you join a club support
One of the advantages that everyone who
comes to Maryville enjoys is the wide con-
tact that is possible within the limits of
the campus. Students come from thirty-six
states as widely separated as Massachu-
setts, Florida, and California. Last year
fourteen foreign countries were represented,
chiefly by members of missionaries' families.
The enlarged vision, the more sympathetic
understanding, and the new interests gained
by these contacts are among the many
values found at Maryville.
A general introduction to Maryville Col-
lege would not be complete without a word
about sports records and the athletic de-
partment. Maryville last year won the
Smoky Mountain Conference titles in base-
ball and track. When you come to Mary-
ville be a loyal supporter of the Orange and
Garnet. The teams will appreciate your
encouragement. Football starts off the
athletic prograra at the opening of school
in September, and athletic activity continues
throughout the year.
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When you arrive in Knoxville, either in
the bus or in the train station, look for
someone witli a Maryville tag. They will
be glad to direct you over to Maryville.
Then when you arrive on the campus, go
to one of the information desks or tables
staffed by members of the Y. W. and Y.
M. C. A. Make yourself known to them
and they will direct you to your dormitory.
There, other students will help you with
your baggage and assist you in finding your
room. There will probably be some con-
fusion, but it won't take you long to get
New students are continually surprised
and impressed in finding such a friendly
spirit in evidence at Maryville. As a gen-
eral thing new students expect to be the
under-dogs, but this is not the case at
Maryville. There is no hazing or mistreat-
ing of the new students. You will find the
upper-classmen ready and willing to help
you in every possible way. Ask them ques-
tions, borrow from them until your trunk
arrives — they won't mind. It's the Mary-
ville spirit. The new girls will be especial-
ly taken care of by their "big sisters",
arranged for by the Y. W. C. A. As for
new fellows you won't be assigned a "big
brother," but you will be "big-brothered".
Now that we have given you this general
introduction we urge you to come to Mary-
ville prepared to make friends and to spend
the happiest four years that you have ever
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Y. M. C. A.
Y. W. C. A.
Y. M. C. A. PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
In behalf of the Y. M. C. A., may I wel-
come you to Maryville College. We are
indeed glad that you have chosen to come
to Maryville and are looking- forward to
having you with us. During the first few
Aveeks, while you are endeavoring to adjust
yourself, you will undoubtedly be faced with
many new problems. It is at this time that
the Y. M. C. A. wishes to be of greatest
assistance to you. All "Y" men are your
friends; so be sure to look for them.
The Y. M. C. A. wishes to provide the
college man with a well-rounded program —
the physical, the mental, and the social
phases of life. The purpose of the "Y" is
to bring these three views into harmony
with the Spirit of Jesus Christ and to de-
velop Christian characters. We want the
"C" in Y. M. C. A. to be a capital one.
With the life and works of Jesus Christ
to guide us, the Y. M. C. A. endeavors to
aid in the solving of the vital problems of
life. Keeping this thought and our motto
"All things through Christ" in mind, we
seek to present life on the highest possible
Please look upon this letter as a personal
invitation to you to visit me in the "Y"
office in Bartlett Hall. You are welcome
at all times.
Remember, every "Y" man is your friend,
and the "Y" needs you as its friend.
WELDON A. BAIRD,
President Y. M. C. A.
Y. W. C. A. PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
WELCOME NEW GIRLS!
Most of you are just embarking on a new
adventure, a year at college away from
home. We think you were wise in choos-
ing Maryville for such an experience. Here
on the Hill, with its crown of cedars, its
changeable mountain outlook, and its fasci-
nating traditions, you will find your days
filled with study and fun intermingled with
real fellowship. We are glad you are going
to become a part of it with us.
The first few days, getting settled, meet-
ing scores of new people, may be confusing,
but you will find willing assistants in us of
the "Y." Call on us whether the problems
be large or small, whether it be checking
on lost baggage or finding an opportunity
for quiet and worship.
As the school year passes — much more
quickly than you think it can — you will find
your individual places in the campus life.
In the program of the "Y. W." there is room
for each of you, for we "unite in the desire
to realize full and creative life" for all, as
well as for ourselves, as "we seek to under-
stand Jesus and to follow Him." The
achievement of such a purpose demands
your support and cooperation, too, and so
"Y. W." welcomes you to its companionship
and to the Hill.
President, Y. AV. C. A.
Y. M. C. A. ADMINISTRATION
President . Weldon A. Baird
Vice-President Bruce Morgan
Secretary George Hunt
Treasurer Edward M. Thomas
Artist Series Philip Evaul
Athletics Eugene Orr
Boys' Work Ernest Enslin
Fellowship William Alston
Maintenance Robert Martin
Publicity Frank Brink
Store Russell Stevenson
Worship Warren Ashby
Dr. H. E. Orr, Dr. R. W. Lloyd
Chairman Mr. F. L. Proffitt
Mr. L. A. Black Prof. K. L. Lagerstedt
Warren Ashby Weldon Baird,
Fred Rhody ex officio
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Y. AV. C. A. ADMINISTRATION
President Helen Bobo
Vice-President Joy Pinneo
Secretary Ellen Sauer
Treasurer Helen Bewley
Nu Gamma Sara Lee Heliums
Program Catherine Pond
Music Ruth Mack
Devotions Sara Bolton
World Fellowship . . . Genevieve McCalmont
Mission Joy Corrigan
Orphanage Curtmarie Brown
Publicity-Lyceum Marguerite Justus
Athletic Louise Proffitt
Social Etta Culbertson
Librarians Mary Jo Husk
"M" Book Mary Chambers
Y. M. C. A. ACTIVITY
The T. M. C. A. endeavors to lead on the
campus in every phase of college life. The
cabinet is chosen with the end in view of
having campus leaders working for the "Y."
You will find that the Y. M. C. A. as a
whole consists of hard-working, progressive
young men with whom you will want to
work or have good times.
The "Y" sponsors interclass athletics in
football, basketball, baseball, track, and
swimming. Tournaments are also conducted
in handball, ping-pong, tennis, volley ball,
The annual mountain hike and banquet
are naturally among the most popular fea-
tures of the "Y" program.
In Bartlett Hall — the "Y" headquarters —
will be found the reading and game rooms.
Here there is a good radio, current mag-
azines, and newspapers. Games including
pool, and ping-pong are here for your enter-
The Sunday afternoon meetings in Bartlett
Hall are the times when we try to reach
decisions on the vital issues of life. These
meetings are brief, interesting, instructive,
and inspiring. They are featured by special
music, prominent guest speakers, and student
discussions. They are the hub of the "Y"
Every year the Y. M. cabinet, along with
the Y. W. Cabinet, spends a week-end "Re-
treat" in the mountains in order to plan
the work of the following year. The motto
this year is "All things through Christ."
Join the "Y" and help us in our work.
Y. W. C. A. ACTIVITY
Maryville's Y. W. C. A. has always en-
deavored to help girls to find satisfaction
and peace in Christian living. Keeping this
main aim ever in view, Y. W. has organized
such movements as the Nu Gamma Sigma
groups, Big Sister movements. Peace Forum,
and participation in the East Tennessee In-
The Sundaj' afternoon worship services are
planned to give inspiration and help. Prob-
lems of vital interest to all college girls are
presented — personal, social, and international
problems. Both old and new girls have
opportunity to assist in some part of these
services, and are greatly benefitted by the
Besides the joint activities with the Y. M.
C. A., the program of Y. W. includes such
activities as semi-annual tennis tournaments,
production of the May-Day pageant, social
service work in the mission chapels and in
the orphanage, and various social activities
for its members. The Y. W. rooms are espe-
cially well adapted and equipped for group
events or individual relaxation and enjoy-
ment. All members are invited to use the
You will find that the members of the
"Y" cabinet, the Nu Gamma leaders and
the Big Sisters are sincere, friendly, and
willing to help in every way possible. Give
Y. W. a chance to be your friend and guide,
and join the old members as they follow
this shear's motto, "All things through
Joint Devotionial Meetings
Usually the devotional meetings of the
Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. on Sunday
afternoons are held separately, but at vari-
ous times joint meetings are held, in the
conduct of which both organizations co-
This organization is sponsored by both the
"Y's" in the effort to make students con-
scious of world affairs. Through well-
informed speakers and informal discussion
groups, an attempt is made to educate for
Each year the College brings to the
campus a number of artists of highest ex-
cellence. Outstanding in last year's group
were Moriz Rosenthal and John Charles
Thomas. Tickets are sold to the public; the
cost to college students is included in the
Student Activities Fee. The Series is man-
aged by a Faculty Committee with the co-
operation of the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W.
C. A. Appearing in 1938-39 will be the The
Salzburg Choir, Jussi Bjoerling, Metropolitan
Opera Association tenor, and Walter Giesek-
ing, famous pianist.
Each year at Thanksgiving the "Y's" put
on a barnwarming in the alumni gymnasium.
It's a gala affair and so much fun you won't
think of missing it.
NU GAMMA CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME
DEAR NEW GIRLS:
It won't be long now before we can say
to you in person, "Welcome to Maryville."
Speaking what all old students feel, we
want you new Maryvillians to realize just
how welcome you are and how eagerly we
are looking forward to getting to know you.
From the moment you arrive you will
become a part of Maryville, and Maryville,
a part of you. The Y. W. wants to have a
large part in the growth of that feeling.
Although Nu Gamma leaders have been ap-
pointed especially to help you in adjusting
yourselves to Maryville, remember that
everyone is interested in you and following
your progress eagerly.
Your first few months at college are going
to involve a great deal of homesickness as
well as fun and thrills. Let us be friends
and share those experiences with you.
SARA LEE HELLUMS.
WHO'S ^> HO AT MARYVILLE
Alpha Gamma Sigma
Dorothy Nethery Crawford, Pres.
Alpha Sigma Bruce Morgan, Pres.
Athenian Fred Rhody. Pres.
Athletic Association. James Etheredge. Pres.
Bainonian Sara Bolton, Pres.
Glee Club Helen Bewley, Pres.
Highland Echo. George E. Felknor, Jr. Editor
Arthur Byrne, Bus. Mgr.
Junior Class ....... Russell Stevenson, Pres.
Ministerial Association . Ernest Enslin, Pres.
Pi Kappa Delta Louise Proffitt, Pres.
Senior Class Eugene Orr, Pres.
James Donaldson, Pres. Pro. Tem.
Robert Martin, Pres. Pro. Tem.
Student Volunteers. Edward M. Thomas, Pres.
Y. M. C. A Weldon Baird, Pres.
Y. W. C. A Helen Bobo, Pres.
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General Student Activity
Everyone can find some organized college
activity to capture his interest and utilize
his ability. Some organizations are open to
all; others are selective or honorary.
The Student Council is composed of eight
seniors, six juniors, four sophomores, and
four freshmen. This body is not student
government, but it represents student opin-
ion and works with the faculty in promoting
desirable movements. The members are
elected by their classes as representing stu-
dent sentiment. From the Council two com,-
mittees are chosen, the Student-Faculty
Committee and the Highland Echo Commit-
A Social Committee is chosen by the pres-
ident of the Student Council in cooperation
with the presidents of the upper classes. A
Pep Committee of two Student Council rep-
resentatives and five other college students
is also selected each year by the Student
NATIONilL HONORARY FRATERNITIES
Pi Kappa Delta
Maryville has the distinction of having
the Tennessee Alpha Chapter of the national
honorary forensic fraternity, Pi Kappa
Delta. Maryville participates in the PL
Kappa Delta National and Provincial Con-
ventions, and in other tovirnaments. In the
spring of 1938. members of the debate squad
attended the National Convention at To-
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Tlieta Alpha Phi
Talented dramatic students may. upon
meeting certain requirements for member-
ship, be initiated into the Tennessee Delta
Chapter of the national honorary dramatic
fraternity Theta Alpha Phi, located at
Sigma Delta Psi
The Maryville chapter of Sigma Delta Psi
was established in 1930. Membership is open
to all inen of the college "who maintain sat-
isfactory scholarship and command the re-
spect of their associates as athletes and
gentlemen." Membership is earned by meet-
ing the requirements of the various athletic
tests in the presence of a responsible com-
mittee. The object of the society is the en-
couragement of the moral, physical, and
mental development and training among col-
Local Honorary Fraternity
Alpha Gamma Sigma was organized in the
spring of 1934, for the purpose of motivat-
ing high scholarship among students. Its
requirements are equal to those of Phi Beta
Kappa. Ten per cent of the graduating
class may be admitted provided the mem-
bers have a grade point ratio of 6.5, or
somewhat more than a "B" average.
There are on the Hill two sets of literary
societies. Each set consists of a society for
boys and one for girls that are known as
brother and sister societies. Theta Epsllon
and Bainonian are the sister societies, re-
spectively, of Alpha Sigma and Athenian.
All four societies hold regular meetings
every Saturday night. Eacli has its respec-
tive hall. The meetings held here consist
of short business meetings followed by pro-
grams of varied sorts in which members of
the society are expected to take part when
called upon, in advance, by the program sec-
retaries. Once a semester each set of so-
cieties holds a joint meeting in which boys
and girls co-operate on matters of program,
decorations, and refreshments.
At the beginning of the year the women's
societies sponsor rush weeks to introduce
new girls to the members of each society.
At the end of the two weeks taken by the
rush program new girls are given the op.-
portunity to join either of the societies.
Both groups are glad to receive new mem-
bers, and there is a friendly rivalry as to
which one can attract the larger number.
Men make their choices as to society
membership by visiting regular meetings of
There is another form of rivalry among
the societies besides that of membership.
Each brother and sister society cooperatively
present a play during the winter known as
their midwinter. A committee of judges
gives a decision as to the relative merits of
the plays, and the societies presenting the
best play are awarded a silver cup. The
societies receiving the cup three years in
succession are the permanent owners of it.
It was won last year by Bainonian and
We sincerely hope that each new student
will find a place truly his in one of the
organizations. Choose the one in which you
feel you will be happiest after you have
carefully consFdered each. Each society
sends a hearty greeting to every new stu-
Students who show interest and ability in
literary worlc may be elected to the Writers'
Workshop. The members are elected from
the faculty and the junior and senior
classes. Each member writes and reads
aloud for criticism one paper a semester.
The "M" Club membership is restricted to
those girls who have earned the college
letter by participation in athletic activity
and the keeping of health rules.
The Hi-Trail Club is a hiking club limited
to twelve men. Its activities include hikes
to nearby mountains several times each sem-
Home Economics Club
Home Ec majors have formed a club as
the mediunn for the performance of practical
projects in their various fields of interest.
The Nature Club is a particularly inter-
esting one to belong to. Its meetings are
held every other week. Nature talks,
movies, demonstrations, and similar pro-
grams are part of the activities of this
group. Here's a chance to learn to enjoy
nature study for the meetings are open to
all and no dues or knowledge of biology is
needed to become a member.
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For the benefit of music lovers who meet
every other week to hear recordings of
symphonic and operatic music. At each
meeting a qualified commentator introduces
the compositions played.
For students interested in modern lan-
guages, there is opportunity to gain con-
fidence in tlie use of the foreign tongue, and
to have a lot of fun in the French, German,
and Spanish clubs.
Students who are studying with a view to
entering the profession of law maintain this
organization. Their purpose is to familiarize
themselves with the features of their con-
templated life-work, and to develop high
moral standards and ideals in connection
with their profession.
This club was organized for the purpose
of promoting improvement in speech among
its members, having as its program the pres-
entation of speeches and the carrying on of
criticized conversation. Freshmen and
sophomores are eligible for membership.
A club for hiking and other activities
with Its membership limited to nine girls.
They are chosen from the outstanding girls
of each class. Various athletic and social
activities are part of the program.
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The Triangle Club for New York, New
Jersey, and Pennsylvania people welcome
you along with the Carolina, Florida, and
other State clubs to their social fun.
The weekly "Highland Echo" is the col-
lege newspaper. Twelve freshman appren-
tices are usually chosen each year by ex-
amination of samples of their writing. The
annual "'Chilhowean" is another student
Besides the "Y's" there are the Ministerial
Association and the Student Volunteers.
The ministerial group holds weekly meet-
ings, but its most important activity is that
embodied in four standing committees which
conduct regular preaching and pastoral work
in the county prison, local missions, and the
country churches in the vicinity of Mary-
The Student Volunteer group is composed
not only of those who have pledged them-
selves to the foreign field, but of those who
are interested in this form of Christian work.
Regular meetings of the group are held
Sunday evenings after vespers. Some phase
of missionary work is considered, and fre-
quently missionaries on furlough provide val-
uable and inspiring first hand material.
The Maryville Larger Parish composed
of forty Ministerial and Student Volunteer
members has charge of Sunday School work
32 MARTVILLB COLLEGE
in a number of Sunday Schools in three
counties around Maryville. This project is
under the Presbyterian Mission Board.
Since 1877 February Meetings have been
a part of the religious program. A promi-
nent religious speaker conducts daily serv-
ices, the object of which is to deepen the
.spiritual life on the campus.
The annual Fred Hope drive is for the
collection of funds for use in the work of
an African mission school of which Mr.
Hope, a former Maryville student, is super-
You will be impressed by the work of the
five musical organizations at the college.
They provide an excellent opportunity to
develop musical talent. Three of the organ-
izations are choral; two are instrumental.
The most outstanding and selective of
these groups is the College Choir of forty-
four voices. Perhaps no other organization
on the Hill equals the choir in point of
service rendered to the cultural and re-
ligious services at the college. It leads the
daily chapel singing, has part in special
performances, and as a robed choir sings
at all public religious services of the college.
Membership in the choir is most selective;
it is gained only by rigid competition.
The other choral groups are the Women's
Glee Club and the Glee Singers the men's
organization. Together they give an opera
each year and assist in the presentation of
Handel's "Messiah" at Christmas time.
They also give a spring concert, and furnish
a chapel program during commencement
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The orchestra is called the Maryville Col-
lege Symphony; it is composed of about
thirty-ftve members and its repertoire con-
sists of overtures, symphonies, concertos, and
The Band of aliout fifty members has
orange and garnet uniforms and is led by
a dium major. Each year a girl froni one
of the upper classes is chosen as band
sponsor. The Band functions princi-
pally playing and parading during football
season at the games and pep meetings. In
May the Band presents a Moonlight Sere-
nade in the beautiful amphitheater in the
A great many people look forward to these
various musical activities throughout the
year; we hope you will do so too, or better
still have a part in their success yourself.
Here is what you have in store for you:
The Band's music through football season.
The choir's performance at vesper and other
religious services, every third Sunday is a
special musical vespers. On December 11
a two hundred-voice chorus, student soloists,
and orchestra present Handel's "Messiah."
There will be a Glee Club opera in March.
Good Friday and Easter services will be
held, the Easter Sunrise Service in the arn-
phitheater. There will be the May Day Fes-
tival, Glee Club Spring Concert, a Spring
Symphony during Music Week in May, and
the Band's Moonlight Serenade. During the
last week of college on May 28 is the Glee
Club chapel program and on May 30 the
34 MARYVILLE COLLEGE
6:00 A.M. Rising Bell.
6:45 A.M. First Breakfast Bell.
6:56 A.M. Second Breakfast Bell.
7:50 A.M. First Chapel Bell.
8:03 A.M. Second Chapel Bell.
8:30 A.M. First Hour Class.
9:25 A.M. Second Hour Class.
10:20 A.M. Third Hour Class.
11:15 A.M. Fourth Hour Class.
12:10 P.M. Fourth Class Dismissal.
12:17 P.M. Dinner.
1:10 P.M. Fifth Hour Class.
2:05 P.M. Sixth Hour Class.
3:00 P.M. Class Dismissal.
5:55 P.M. Supper.
6:50 P.M. First Study Bell.
7:00 P.M. Second Study Bell.
Extra Sunday bells are scheduled as follows:
1:00 P.M. For Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.
6:45 P.M. First Vesper Bell.
6:55 P.M. Second Vesper Bell.
7:00 P.M. Third Vesper Bell.
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MARYVLLIiE ATHLETIC POLrlCY
Maryville stands for the well-rounded, well
developed college life. For many years the
College has realized that one must not only
be developed mentally and morally but also
physically. As a result of this realization
Maryville College holds a high rating among
the schools of the southeastern states in re-
gards to athletics. Her teams rank high in
comparison with colleges of similar size
throughout the country. Besides having
inter-collegiate athletics the T. M. C. A.
conducts a well-developed, highly organized
system of intra-mural athletics for men, and
under the leadership of Mrs. Verton M.
Queener, coach of women's athletics the
women have, what is known as, the point
system. Both of these programs will be
more fully described later.
Maryville is the largest institution in the
Smoky Mountain Conference which is com-
posed of ten colleges and universities in
East Tennessee and "West North Carolina.
Although it is not one of the best known
or largest conferences in the country, few
conferences have such a high reputation for
honest and clean sports activity that the
Smoky Mountain Conference has. Hardly a
year passes by that does not find Maryville
at the top of the conference heap in one
sport or another. Only twice in eighteen
years has Maryville failed to win the con-
ference championship in baseball. During
the past year Maryville was conference
champion not only in baseball but also track
and finished third in basketball. For the
first time in eight years Coach Bob
Thrower's wrestling team failed to win the
state crown, losing their claim to Vander-
bilt, whom they later tied in a dual meet.
The football team lost a heartbreaker to
the East Tennessee Teachers in the last
game of the season, after leading in the
last five minutes of play and having the
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conference championship apparently in the
Maryville does not buy her athletes.
Those who come to Maryville come with the
understanding that places on her athletic
teams are open to physical fitness and aver-
age scholastic ability; nothing else. In addi-
tion it is true that athletic ability alone
does not "make" a student at Maryville.
Well rounded effort in other extra-curricular
activity and in the classroom is just as
The men's athletic program is under the
direction of Head Coach Lombe S. Honaker.
assisted by Coaches Bob Thrower and George
F. Fischbach. Their reputation is known
throughout the Smoky Mountain Conference
and the Southern states because of the cal-
ibre and fighting spirit of the fine teams that
they produce. Each of these three coaches
is willing and waiting to try to develop
your athletic ability in his particular sport.
For several years Maryville teams have
been on the schedules of much larger col-
leges and universities. Although she seldom
succeeds in defeating these opponests she
gains experience that is invaluable through-
out the remainder of that season and in the
following years. And what is more than
that — the spectators at these games, or
matches, or meets, are always impressed by
the "Scottie" fighting spirit and the clean
and fair playing of Maryville participants.
If you have any ability at all, as you come
to Maryville decide to try out for at least
one of the varsity sports. Perhaps you have
never fully realized your athletic abilities.
Athletes are being developed — and even some
are made — at Maryville each year. And if
you can't, for some reason or the other, try
out for the varsity or intra-mural sports,
give your local support to those who do try
out for them. After all, the Maryville spirit
is what you and the other students make it.
"Whether it be on the field or in the stands
show your sportsmanship by being a loyal
88 MARYVILLE COLLEGE
On some Friday night very soon after the
opening of the academic year, the flood
lights of Wilson Field will be turned on, the
"boys" will be out there on the field passing
and kicking the ball around, the campus
will be crowded with excited students and
town people, the band will strike up one of
the old pep tunes, inaugurating the begin-
ning of another football season at Maryville
college. But this season will somehow be
different because you will be there. From
the opening kick-off of the first game until
the final whistle of the last game of the
season on Thanksgiving Day, there will be
plenty of action and excitement on Wilson
Coaches Honaker and Thrower begin foot-
ball practice about two weeks before college
starts and with the coming of new men the
squad gradually rounds into shape for the
opening game with the University of Ken-
tucky at Lexington. About forty men enter
into competition each year for varsity posi-
tions. The eleven positions are all open.
If you have the ambition and the ability, one
of them may be yours before the season is
over. Report as soon after you come to
school as possible. Put everything you have
into making the varsity, but don't get dis-
couraged if you fail to make it. The
coaches will still have a personal interest in
you even though you remain a "scrub" for
they will want to develop you for the other
three years of your stay here.
Make up your mind to get out there and
show the coaches and the rest of the squad
what you have. Play squarely and honestly
with them and you will find that they will
do the same with you.
Basketball Is one of the sports which
really holds the interest of the sports en-
thusiasts throughout the winter months.
Last season Maryville finished out of the
running- for the conference title for the
second time in five years. The Scotties
were third, close behind Millig^an and Lin-
coln Memorial, both of whom had been held
at bay on the Maryville floor during the
This sport comes under the direction of
Coach Lombe S. Honaker, who "knows his
basketball." During the closing days of
football season the call is issued, and until
the end of the football season the captain of
the team conducts the workouts. After
Coach Honaker comes out, the squad is
gradually cut down to about twenty men and
then the real preparation for the production
of a smooth, well-balanced quintet is begun
in earnest. A long schedule with various
independent and college teams is then begun
which continues on into March before the
season is finally ended.
Four of this year's eight lettermen will
return for the 1939 battles. Three of them
will be sophomores. There's an opening for
j'ou if you can get around over the hard-
wood. Don't pass it up.
Again in the 193 8 season the Maryville
baseball team won the Conference champion-
ship. Only twice in the past eighteen years
has the Highlander team failed to win this
title. This is a record that Maryville stu-
dents may well be proud of, but there is still
an indication that the team can be improved
over the past year's team.
Here is a sport that Maryville is known
to produce good teams in, not only through-
out the South but also in such northern
states as Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. Base-
40 MARTVILLE COLLEGE
ball also comes under the able tutelage of
Coach Honaker who is considered to be one
of the best baseball coaches in this section
of the country. Some of the exceptionally
g-ood players who have come under his in-
fluence have gone up to the big leagues to
make good. Scouts are always on the watch
to see what "Honaker has at Maryville." If
you have any leaning towards baseball,
Coach Honaker wants you for he must
have good material for his championship
teams of the future.
Track and Field
Maryville has had many strong track
teams. Despite the same shower of mis-
fortune that hit them in 1937. this year's
track team easily won the Smoky Mountain
crown and placed a strong second in the
state meet, scoring 48 points to Tennessee's
61. The failure to win this meet was due
largely to the inability of the ace dash man
to compete in his usual three events in
which he would have in all probability taken
One of the key reasons for the Highlanders
exceptional track teams is the coaching of
Bob Thrower. Coach Bob's record for the
shot put, established when he was a student
in college, has not been broken and it is the
oldest of the existing college records held by
Track practice begins about the middle of
March and it continues until about the first
or second week in May. Among the six or
more meets, is the state track and field meet
and the Smoky Mountain Conference meet.
You may show your ability in any one or
more of the track and field events. Take a
look at those college records, which are
listed on a later page, and then drive at
some of them! Perhaps you feel that you
can already beat some of them. If so re-
port for the track team for Coach Bob will
be able to use you.
MINOR VARSITY SPORTS
Maryville was bounced out of the throne
room of Tennessee collegiate wrestling last
season for the first time in eight years.
After a poor start, during which they lost
five meets, the Scots came back to trounce
Tennessee twice by top-heavy scores and
tie the champion Vanderbilt University
team. Under the guidance of Coach
Thrower the college grapplers have built up
an enviable record. Each year Coach
Thrower takes untrained, inexperienced men
and develops them into first class wrestlers.
You are bound to fit into one of the eight
weight class divisions. Come out to help
Maryville win another state championship.
Maryville is rapidly developing under the
leadership of Coach George F. Fischbach a
strong swimming team. Every year meets
are held with such teams as Auburn, Emory
University, University of Kentucky and Uni-
versity of Tennessee. Other meets are
scheduled with conference and non-confer-
ence teams. Although the past season
wasn't as perfect as it could be the team
usually gets better year by year and there
are the college records to aim at.
Here is another sport that is developing
under the fine coaching of George Fischbach.
Throughout the spring several matches are
held each week, unless they are rained out.
Trips are taken up into Kentucky and all
through Tennessee. During the past season
several trips were taken, including the one
that swung through Alabama and Mississippi
and offered stops at the University of Chat-
tanooga and at Memphis, site of the state
tournament. During the past season several
four-day trips were taken and many trips
of a smaller duration of time. Almost
all of the lettermen are returning next sea-
son but this shouldn't discourage anyone.
The college has only nine courts and these
are usually filled in the early fall and spring
months, so if you want to do anything with
tennis you better get out there quick.
Because this sport comes in the fall during
football season, it is not under the official
guidance of any one of the coaches but one
of the runners is usually captain and coach.
Interest in cross-country is gradually in-
creasing because of the inter-collegiate com-
petition and the college cross-country
championship. Previous seasons have been
featured by victories over University of Ten-
nessee and Lincoln Memorial University.
The cross-country college championship is
held each year between the halves of one
of the football games. The run is five miles
long and the Y. M. C. A. presents the win-
ner each year with a cup.
Improvements have been made in the
intra-mural sports program. This program
is sponsored by the Y. M C. A and includes
everything from checkers to football. Some
of the other sports included are: tennis,
billiards, ping-pong, basketball, swimming,
track, baseball, etc. Several of these are
conducted not as interclass sports but as
*M" HANDBOOK 43
This type of athletic competition is rapidly
assuming a more important place in the
athletic program of the college. Here lies
the chance for you who feel that you do
not have the time or the ability to go out
for the varsity. There is no fear of varsity
competition for all members of the squads
are ruled out of the sports.
Support your class by entering into inter-
class competition! And it won't be your
class that Avill derive the most benefit from
this participation for it will help to develop
you physically, if you go at it in the right
way, and you will have a better fellowship
Avith the other members of your class.
LETTERS AND MONOGRAltfS
Football: Garnet sweater bearing garnet
letter "M" 71/2 inches by 714 inches.
Basketball: Garnet sweater bearing garnet
letter "M" 6 inches by 6 Inches.
Baseball: Garnet sweater bearing garnet
letter "M" 6 inches by 6 inches.
Track: Garnet sweater bearing a 6-inch
Wrestling: Letter "M", 5 inches by 5
Tennis: Letter "M", 5 inches by 5 inches.
Swimming: Letter "M", 5 inches by 5
The letter for women's athletics is more
decorative in form and the monogram con-
sists of the letters "M" and "C" super-
imposed upon each other.
THE ^VEAKING OF MARYVII>L,E LETTERS
Maryville letters and sweaters are to be
worn only by those who have won them in
one of the sports. Those winning letters
will be so designated by the coaches. Stu-
dents and faculty alike expect adherence to
this rule. Out of due loyalty to the college
you should wear its letter only if you have
Any letter or monogram from any other
school, whether it be high school or college,
may not be worn while you are at Mary-
ville. This rule has been violated several
times. Maryville has no way of enforcing
such a rule except by the will of the stu-
dents. We hope your school spirit and loy-
alty will not allow you to break such a rule.
So leave all other letters and monograms at
home and come to Maryville with the idea
of having a garnet "M" on your sweater in
the near future.
Point System of Athletic Awards
Since the intercollegiate contests have
been dispensed with, the point system has
been adopted. Women are given an oppor-
tunity to participate in every sport, and a
chance to win the monogram, the small let-
ter, or the large letter and sweater. By
qualifying for basketball, soccer, indoor
baseball, and speed ball teams a girl may
win 30 points for each team. Additional
points are awarded for sportsmanship, mem-
bership on a squad, captain or manager of a
team, and perfect attendance. In swimming,
track, tennis, hiking, and aerial dart tour-
naments, 50 points each may be won. High
scholarship adds a certain per cent to the
total of points won. The observance of
health rules may total 25 points for each
semester. In these activities sportsmanship
\9 stressed as well as skill.
Honors are awarded as follows: 300 points,
Maryville Monogram (MC) ; 400 points,
Maryville "M"; 500 points, Maryville "M"
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48 MARYVILLE COLLEGE
The Alma Mater
Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains
Pierce the southern blue,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater,
Noble, grand, and true.
As thy hilltop crowned with cedars.
Ever green appears;
So thy memory fresh shall linger
Through life's smiles and tears.
Lift the chorus, wake the echoes.
Make the welkin ring!
Hail the queen of all the highland!
Loud her praises sing.
Chorus after each stanza:
Orange, garnet, float forever,
Ensign of our hill!
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater!
Hail to Maryville.
Note. — An erect standing position and an
uncovered head are prerequisite to a re-
spectful attitude toward the Alma Mater at
a time when it is being plaj'ed or sung.
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Dear Old Maryville
Near Chilhowee's mountain blue, Stands our
Alma Mater true,
Dear old Maryville, to thee we lift our
'Neath thy cedar grove so fair. We shall
breathe the mountain air.
While with merry hearts the chorus we
As the morning sunbeam's light Greets thee
o'er Chilhowee's height.
So our tribune. We as freely to thee bring.
Youth's true homage full and free, We thus
gladly render thee.
Dear old Maryville. thy praise we freely
To thee, guardian of our youth, Faithful
guide to light and truth.
We, thy children, bring our songs of
And when we shall leave thy hill. We shall
ne'er forget thee still.
Dear old Maryville, the scene of happy
Chorus after each stanza:
Sing we a song of our dear college home,
Fondly we love thee still.
And wherever we may be, Fond mem'ry
turns to thee.
Our Alma Mater, dear old Maryville.
50 MARYVILLE COLLEGE
The Old Pep Song
We've got the rep, rep, rep, of old Maryville!
We've got the pep, pep, pep, of old College
We've got the strength to knock 'em stiff
And never know the diff,
For we're from Maryville of Tennessee.
The New Pep Song
Here we go! Here we go!
Down the field to crush the foe.
As the Scotties go marching along.
Men of might! Men of fight!
Orange, garnet, waving bright
While we niake the Hill merry with song
Then it's hi, hi, hi.
We'll win this game or. die.
Highlanders! Fight to the end.
And we won't he done
Until the victory's won
For the pride of our hearts — Maryville!
Our strong band can ne'er be broken,
Sing her praises high;
Far surpasses wealth unspoken
Sealed by friendship's tie.
Deep graven on each heart;
We'll remain unwavering true
When we from college part.
Always to our Theta we will sing a song of
In our hearts we'll learn to love her through
our college days;
Theta! Theta! Loyal to you we'll ever be;
Theta! Theta! Happy sisters we — ■
Your memory lingers through the years
Through all life's smiles and tears;
Theta! Theta! True we'll ever be.
The Howee — How
Maryville, Maryville, Tennessee!
Rah, rah, rah!
Maryville, Maryville. Tennessee!
Rah, rah, rah!
The Old Fight Yell
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight!
The M-a-r-y — ville
M-a-r-y — ville !
M-a-r-y — ville!
M-a-r-y — ville!
Maryville! Maryville! MaryvilU
Orange and Garnet
Highlanders or Scottiee
Join the Crowd and Refresh
Yourself at the
ICE CREAM CANDIES
FRUIT SOFT DRINKS
The Y. M. C. A. Store
First Moor Bartlett Hall
RUSSELL STEVENSON, Mgr.
WELCOMES YOU TO
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\Wken you bu
it ai Jrenneii
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The Wetb Studio
E. L. WEBB, Prop.
Photos of Permancy and
Kodak Finishing a Specialty
'The Best Is the Cheapest — Always"
Come with Your Friends to
'Where all the Regular Fellows
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EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT
Opposite Court House
New Maryvillians, we welcome you!
Our reason for being is constructive,
recreational group activity among
congenial girls. If you like us, join
us; and fellows, Athenians are our
Meet Your Friends at
Flowers For All Occasions
On the Hill or Back Home
133 E. Broadway Phone 313
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Si Deus nobiscum, quis contra nos.
It is in this spirit that Theta Epsilon
welcomes you to our campus. Theta
extends to you an invitation to be-
come an active member.
M. M. ELDER
Cash and Carry Store
GROCERIES AND MEATS
Member Federal Deposit Insurance
L. C. OLIN, M.D.
309 Court Street
Tel.: Residence, 84; Office, 746
68 MARYVILLE COLLEGE
BONDED DRY CLEANING
DON KII.LIAN, Agrt., Room 323
Bank of Maryville
Where Tour Patronage is
PHONE NO. 18
"M" HANDBOOK 59
Hot and Cold Sodas
Better Ice Cream
We Can Supply You With Anything
Sold by a Modern Drug Store
CITY DRUG COMPANY
On Sale At
ALL GOOD STORES
60 MARTVILLE COLLEGE
5c AND 10c STORE
WE WELCOME YOU
WE SEE THAT CANDY SOLD
IN THE «Y" STORES IS FRESH
Sam Toole Candy Co.
WELCOMES YOU TO MARYVII.LE
RADIOS, RUGS, LAMPS
Tires, Wall Paper
You Are Always Welcome
''The Students' Store"
Owned and Operated By
Maryville College Men
Good Hamburgers i
Steaming Co£Fee f
Home Made Pies i
Hot Chocolate I
Cold Drinks |
Ice Cream |
Quick Lunches [
Meet the Boys''