Mars Hill College, N. C., October 23, 1926
Mars Hill Celebrates Founder’s Day
The spirit of solemnity and prayer
pervaded the auditorium of Mars Hill
—'College when the audience lead by
Mrs. Wilkins sang, “Come Thou Al
mighty king” as the opening song of
the program which lasted throughout
'"°the entire school day. Dr. A. C. Ham-
* ^'by. assistant corresponding secretary
'P°|of the Board of State Missions, lead-
I the opening prayer. ' Before the speak-
'ers were introduced Messrs. Holmes,
Grady, Hughes and Cornwall sang as
a quartet “Faith of Our Fathers.”
In a. series of fifteen minute speeches
the story of Mars Hill was related from
—. its conception in the mind of its orig
inator, Edwin Carter, a firm believer in
Christian education and the providence
— of God, who had faith to such an ex
tent that he was willing to start a
movement that many years later was
to give us .the blessings of Mars Hill
that we now enjoy. The story of these
untiring efforts was related by Mr.
I, John Robert Sams as he told of the
Providence of God In the founding of
. Mars Hill College. With this idea and
a few hundred dollars in subscriptions,
' ranging from one hundred dollars to
, fifty cents in value, the great struggle
■ During the civil war the school was
discontinued and soldiers were quar-
j, tered ih the buildings that thus far
', bad been built, which event lead to
the burning of one of the buildings,
g Senator A. F. Sams of Winston-
Salem told the audience of God’s
guidance in keeping the college alive.
4 ' “Mars Hill has stood on the purpose
. of God,” seemed to be the text of his
' Professor H. T. Hunter of Cullowhee
toi(j q( }iow the Providence of God has
been expressed In her expansion and
service. After a brief contrast of the
present state and that of the years
e past, showing the steady growth of
the college and its work, he discussed
the vision of the founders, the gifts of
friends that have been felt in their
support of the college interests ,and
the army of successful students that
^ have gone out as graduates. Accord-
, ^Pg to Professor Hunter the great
number of the graduates who are
making a success are living out the
vision of their alma mater and are
not merely trusting chance but putting
their trust in the preparation and pur-
pose of God’s own plan for those train-
- after His will. Professor Hunter
— further said that Mars Hill never al
lows a noise to be made about what
she does; she sees that the service
ts given and lets the noise take care
Honorable J. W. Bailey was unable
to flu uig place on the program on ac
count of Illness; but fortunately Dr.
J. Bateman of Asheville filled his
place with an Interesting Instructive,
o^d Incouraglng address In which he
magnifled opportunity as something
that comes to every man or woman
vrho lives long, with special emphasis
on the facts that opportunities are dl-
t’^ine and do not Just happen, "Suc-
oess is of God. He has nothing to do
V’lth failure. He who utterly falls and
lies down mocks God, he said. His
exhortation to all was, "Get on the
•^fter an hour for lunch ond recre-
atlon the program was taken up for
fhe afternoon. A song, "He Picadeth
by audience and prayer by Rev.
E. Powell of Burnsville, N. C„
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Oct. 20, 7:30 P. M.—Prayer Meeting
8:00 P. M.—Choir Practice
Oct. 20, 8:00 A. M.—^Voice Class
Oct. 23—A-4 Picnic.
Oct. 23—C-2 Picnic.
Oct. 25. 6:30 P. M.—Chorus Practice.
Oct 26, 7:30 P. M.—Scribleris Club.
Oct. 30, 3:30 P. M.—Football Game,
Mars Hill vs. Tennessee Stale
. . Teachers’ College, at Mars Hill.
Nov, 2, 7:30 P. M.—Science Club.
Nov. 3, 7:30 P. M.—Dramatic Club.
Mars Hill Defeats
Boiling Springs, 27-0
Your school is cordially invited to
send representatives to the first West
ern North Carolina Reading and Dec
lamation Contest, to be held at Mars
Hill College December 10th and 11th.
Each school is entitled to send one girl
for the reader’s contest and one boy
for the declaimer’s contest.
To the winner of each contest, a
silver loving cup will be given, with his
or her name engraved thereon, together
with the name of the school. This
cup shall be held by said school for
a period of one year .or until won by
some other school. If any school shall
win the cup for two years in succes
sion, it shall become the permanent
property of that school, and a new cup
shall be purchased.
To each contestant who comes out
in the semi-finals contest will be given
a beautiful gold pin.
The contestants will be expected to
reach Mars Hill not later than noon
of December 10th.
Free entertainment will be provided
by the literary societies of Mars Hill
College, for all those who come. An
effort is being made to have a college
basketball game for the benefit of
those who shall come.
Your cooperation in making this con
test a success will be greatly appre
Rules Governing Readers’ and De-
1. No contestant may be under 13
or over 21 years of age.
2. No reading or declamation shall
exceed ten minutes in length.
3. Each contestant will be required
to file with the committee, on or be
fore December 5th, his or her name,
age, and the name of the reading or
declamation, together with a typewrit
ten copy of said declamation or reading
4. Each contestant must be a bona
fide student: that is, he must be In
school at least seventy-five per cent of
the school year and making a passing
grade on at least three subjects.
6. No student from the Academic de
partment of Mars Hill College or from
any large city system, •will be allowed
to enter the contest.
On Saturday, October 9, in the Col
lege Auditorium, the Euthalian Liter
ary Society rendered its thirty-fifth
anniversary program. The program
consisted of two orations, two decla
mations, and a debate; it also had in
terspersed, here and here, vocal solos
and selections from the Euthalian
The representatives, led by the chief
and assistant marshals, marched to
their places on the stage while Mrs.
Wilkins played a beautiful march. The
welcome address was then given by the
presiding officer, Mr. Charles W.
Roper. The first number on the pro
gram was a selection, “Those Evening
Bells,” by the quartette, Messrs. John
Holmes, Paul Grady, William Hughes,
and G. T. Cornwell. Following this
was a declamation, “The Genius of
North Carolina Interspersed,” by Mr.
Maurice V. Parrish of yranklin County.
Mr. G. T. Cornwell of Cleveland Coun
ty, then gave an oration, “Culture, the
Foundation of Brotherhood.” Mr.
Harry O. Parker of Wake County then
delivered a declamation entitled "A
Murderer’s Confession,” followed by an
oration, “Self Control” , by Mr. C. E.
Parker of Bertie County. The audi
ence was then favored by a vocal solo,
“On the Rend +- I'Yr-J"''"'” h • -Mr.
John Holmes of Pitt County.
The next number on the program
was a debate. The query was. Re
solved, That the United States should
cancel all financial obligations due
from the governments of the allies on
account of the World War. The Af-
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THE “M” CLUB
SeptSBiber 30. The following mem
bers were present: Tripp, Carter,
Baber, Lewis, Grady, Furches, Dockery
and Bowden. The purpose of this
meeting was to elect officers for the
term. Grady Bowden was elected
president: L. G. Tripp, vice president;
and Wm. Dockery, secretary and treas
urer. The Secretary’s Book that was
used last year and which contained
the Constitution of the club was lost.
The following committee was appoint
ed to make a new set of laws: Stone,
Grady, Bowden and Tripp. Thursday
night the club was called together and
the following constitution was pre
Section I. The name of this club
shall be “The ‘M’ Club of Mars Hill
Section II. The membership of this
club shall be composed only of those '
men who have made a letter “M” in
some form of athletics during their
stay at Mars Hill College.
Section I. The objects of this club
shall be as follows: (1) To encourage
clean sportsmanship and clean living
among its members. (2) To create a
college spirit toward supporting the
athletic teams of this campus, and (3)
To aid in promoting all forms of in
ter-scholastic athletic activities that
may come under the jurisdiction of
Mars Hill College.
Section I. This club, being composed
of the students of Mars Hill College,
shall abide by all the rules and regu
lations of the college.
Section I. These officers, president,
vice president, secretary-treasurer,
shall be elected semi-annually, at the
beginning of each semester.
Section II. The president shall pre
side over all meetings of the club,
shall appoint committees, and perform
all duties as naturally fall under his
Section III. The vice-president shall
take the place of the president in his
absence and shall perform the duties
as prescribed under Section II of this
Section IV. The secretary-treasurer
shall keep records of the proceedings
of all regular and special meetings,
shall have charge of the financial af
fairs of this organization, and shall
keep a record of the same.
Section I. The regular meetings of
this club shall be held in the gymna
sium the first and second Thursday
nights of each month at seven o’clock
Section I. The initiation fee of this
club shall be $1.00.
Section II. The regular membership
foe shall be $.50 each semester.
Section I. Amendments to this con
stitution may be made by a majority
vote of the club members.
‘M” Club mot Thursday night.
First Half Played in Drizzling
Senator Sams Speaks
To the Nonpareils
It was the extraordinary pleasure
of all Nonpareils and Euthalians, on
Pounders’ Day, October 12, to have the
privilege of hearing Senator A. F.
Sams of Winston-Salem speak to them
for a few minutes following lunch. The
charter members and many former
members of both societies were pres
Mr. Sams was the first president of
the Euthalian Literary Society which
was founded thirty-five years ago. He
related the unfavorable conditions un
der which the society was conducted
and told with what grim determina
tion they accomplished great things.
A few secrets were told by Mr. Sams
that made every Non. and Eu. even
prouder of the fact that they were
After the short but interesting talk
by Mr. Sams, the charter and former
members of each society were recog
nized. The President of the Euthalian
.Society then asked Mr. Sams If he
woiild present to the society a portrait
of himself; thl.s he kindly consented
Much spirit and pep were created in
this meeting, and each society purposes
to make more and better progress
during the future thirty-five years than
has been made during the past thirty-
flve. The march will continue to b»
.-inward and upw.ard.
• Playing on a wet, slippery field in
the first half, Saturday, ' October 16i,-
1926, Mars Hll! defeated Boiling
Springs 27-0, on the Mars Hill grid-
A drizzling rain made the first half
of the game very slow.- With the ex
ception of a wide end run for 30 yards
by Tripp and gains of 6 and 8 yards
by Edwards and Isenberg, neither of
the teams were able to make any
headway. The quarter ended 0-0.
The second quarter opened with both
teams showing more dash and pep
than was shown in the first quarter.
Isenberg recovered the ball and ran
for 40 yards. The ball was placed on
Boiling Springs 11-yard line. Isenberg
gained four yards. Furches made five
yards. Mars Hill lost the ball. Boiling
Springs kicked and M. H. C. returned
the ball to the 20-yard line. Edwards
carried the ball for five yards. Mars
Hill fumbled on tlie Boiling Springs 15-
yard line. The half ended 0-0.
When the second half opened, the
field had dried considerably.- Mars
Hill punted to Boiling Springs who
fumbled. Lanford picked up the ball
and ran 15 yards for the first touch
down of the game. A pass, Furches to
Matheson, gave Mars Hill the point
after touchdown. With the ball on
their own two-yard line. Boiling
Springs tried to punt but it was
blocked. Bill Dockery fell on the ball
for Mars Hill’s second touchdown.
“Little Willie” Suggs made the extra
point with a place kick. Mars Hill
kicked to Boiling Springs who fum
bled on their own two-yard line. Isen
berg carried the ball over for Mars
Hill’s third touchdown. Suggs failed
to kick the point after touchdown. The
third quarter ended with the score:
Mars Hill 20, Bolling Springs 0. The.
third quarter found Mars Hill maklng^
gain after gain. Mars Hill scored;
their fourth touchdown when a pass:
from Furches to Lanford netted 40'
yards. A pass, BMrehes to Lanford,
gave Mars Hill the point after touch
down., 1 !
’The line-ups: '
Boiling Springs (0) Mars Hill (27)
DePriest L. E. Matheson
V. Horton L. T Joyner
Parris L. G Baber
Sparks C Burch
G. Horton R. G. Dockery
Coble R. T Suggs
Haynes R. E Lanford
Arnette Q. B Isenberg
Smith L. H Tripp
McIntyre R. H Furches
Thompson F. B Edwards
Substitutions: Mars Hill:
Carter for Burch.
Caudle for Suggs.
Suggs for Edwards.
Referee, Henry (Maryville).
Umpire, Allen (Tusculum).
Head linesman, Robinson (Carson-