North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 1
MARS HILL, N. C., MAY 5, 1927
Number 12
Debaters Close Season
With Divided Honors
Out of Three Contests One De
cision Won and Two
In her forensic contests Mars Hill’s
achievements have been marked with
both victory and defeat. The literary
zeal of the college has been well shown
In the debates by all the teams repre
senting both boys and girls of the col
lege this year.
We have participated In three inter
collegiate debates. The first debate was
with Furman University, in which we
won a two to one decision for our neg
ative at Mars Hill and a like decision
at Furman for Mars Hill’s affirmative.
The other two were triangular debates
between Weavervllle, Rutherfordton,
and Mars Hill by the boys, in which our
teams lost to Weavervllle at Ruther
fordton two to one, yielding a like de
cision to Rutherfordton at Weavervllle.
The girls’ triangular was between Cul-
lowhee Normal, Virginia Intermont Col
lege, and Mars Hill. In this decision
Mars Hill girls lost by a three to zero
vote, debating Cullowhee at Cullowhee manner “F" and
and Virginia Intermont at Mars Hill, gate Junior College; "E” and “J” Wake
yielding a th’-ee to zero decision against Forest; ”B” and ”H” Meredith with
Mars Hill In each contest.
An interesting and unique social was
enjoyed by the B. Y. P. U.’s of Mars
Hill College Saturday night, April 9.
In fact there were five distinct socials
on different parts of the campus. Each
social room was named for one of our
North Carolina Baptist Colleges. One
B. y. P. U. social and five B. Y. P. U.
socials. How was this done? Here's
the plan which was successfully fol
In the auditorium the faculty of Mars
Hill presented a clever and most in
teresting stunt. Each was dressed in
colonial costumes, and the songs and
pantomimes were effective in carrying
the mind back to the "good old days
of long ago.’’ The imagination was
again used as the unions w'ent to their
halls. They went not as “C,” "D,”
"K" unions of Mars Hill College, but
as Chowan College B. Y. P. U. In like
I” represented Win-
design for col
lege RINGS
Miss Bulah E. Bowden, head of the
Fine Arts Department of Mars Hill Col
lege and head of the College Library
also, has, after very Intense and dili
gent work, perfected the design that has
been adopted as standard for the rings
and pins of Mars Hill College.
The design Is as unique as it is orig
inal. It is In reality a copy of the bird’s
eye view that one gets of the college
from the southern entrance at the foot
of Little Mountain. The task of por
traying Mars Hill College, together with
Bailey Mountain in the background, on
so small a space as is afforded on the
mounting of a ring was not an easy
one; yet Miss Bowden has accomplished
It so well that even the minor details
of the scene have their places on the
design and stand out disccrnlbly. In
deed, the feat can be compared to that
of writing the I.ord’s Prayer on
head of a pin!
"A” and ’’J’’ as Mars Hill Junior Col
lege. Each group enjoyed a complete
evening of games, stunts, songs and
jokes. At a signal, they went back to
the auditorium where the Queen of B.
Y. P. U.’s sat enthroned on her white
throne ready to bestow the crown of
’’Merit’’ upon the best B. Y. P. U. A
representative from each college plead
for the crown in an appealing and ef
fective manner, showing the merits of
his particular B. Y. P. U. The crown
was given to the representative of Mars
Hill Junior College, Hillary Caine.
The silver-tongued orators of the other
groups weret Chowan, Paul Caudill;
Wingate, Knolan Benfleld; Wake For
est, Paul Brown; Meredith, Gwyn
Miss Bowden, however. Is very mod
est toward all laudation of this unique
display of workmanship. It is through
the columns of The Hilltop, therefore,
that we wish to take advantage of her
modesty in order to present to the stu
dent body something of the real extent
and magnitude of her accomplishment—
her veritable chef-d’ouvre.
C-I Boys and
Senior Girls
Win Class
Basket Ball
The recent tourn
ament conducted
by Coach Oren E.
Roberts to determ
ine the class cham
pions in basketball
of both boys and
girls was won by
the C-I boys and
the girls of the
Senior Class.
The C-I boys won
all of the eight
games that t h e ,v
played, thus end
ing the loumament
with a percentage
of 1.000. The C-II
boys were second
in the tournament,
winning five out of
the eight games that they participated in
The two Academy teams fought it out
to see who would be the cellar champs;
the A-III team of the Academy won
two of their games and the A-IV team
won only one of their eight games, and
that was from the A-III team.
Only three classes placed girls’ teams
In the championship race. The C-II
girls won the coveted title of the girls;
only losing one game. The C-I girls
were a close second, winning four out
of the six games that they played. The
A-IV girls failed to annex a single vic
tory during the tournament, losing all
six contests.
The tournament was one of the most
successful inter-class tournaments that
has ever been staged here at Mars Hill.
The basketball played by the men would
have done justice to the varsity team.
And the brand of ball that was exhibited
by the girls certainly would have done
credit to any girls’ team in Western
North Carolina.
The A. G. Spaulding Company do
nated a full-size silver basketball to be
used as a trophy in .the tournament.
The winning teams have the name of
their class engraved on the trophy.
Mars Hill is, indeed, fortunate in se
curing such able speakers for her
commencement exercises. It is a rare
selection in which there are no bad
choices, but such a selection we seem
to have been fortunate enough to se
cure. During the course of the com
mencement, which lasts from May 25
till May 27, the following men will ad
dress Mars Hill audiences: Dr. F. K.
Poole. Professor of Bible of Furman
University, will preach the annual ser
mon on Sunday. May 22; Hon, O. Max
Gardner, Shelby, N. C., will deliver the
literary address on Thursday, May 26.
Rev. Porter M. Balles, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Lakeland, Fla.,
will give the alumni address on Friday,
May 27. The Alumni Association, of
which Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Shelby. Is
president, will hold Its annual meeting
and dinner on Thursday, May ?6, 1927.
Summer School Opens June 7.
The first session of six weeks of the
Mars Hill Summer School will open
on June 7. This allows a brief inter
val, about ten days between the regu
lar Spring Semester and the summer
school, in which the students who are
contemplating taking work in the first
session of the summer school may re
Mars Hill Wins First
7ies Second With Catawba
Ten Innings of Crazy Baseball
Result In 11-11 Tie
In the first game of the series with
Catawba College, Mars Hill won by
the score of 6 to 4. The features of
the game were the stellar pitching of
Grady and the all round play of the
Mars Hill team. Catawba was com
pletely at the mercy of Grady who
only allowed the visitors to collect four
hits off his delivery and who caused
six of the opposing batters to go back
to the bench by the strikeout route.
The local "Murderers Row” com
posed of Isenberg, Honeycutt, Bowden
and Joyner spelled defeat for the Ca
tawba team. The last three players
smashed out a couple of hits apiece
during the game and all six of Mars
Hill’s runs were made by this trio.
Kennedy, visiting first baseman,
made the longest hit of the game when
he stepped on one of Grady’s fast ones
and poled It out for a three-cushion
blow. This was the only extr.a base
blow of the game.
The box score;
Mars Hill: AB. R. H. E.
Isenberg, 1st b. .. .• 4 0 1 0
Honeycutt, If 3 2 2 0
Joyner, 3rd b 4 2 2 0
Bowden, c 3 2 ? 0
Llneberger, 2d b 3 0 1 0
Miller, c. f • 3 0 0 0
Furches, r. f 2 0 1 1
Matherson, ss. 3 0 0 2
Grady, p 2 0 .0 0
... 27 6 9 3
Catawba: AB. R. H. E.
Holshouser, c 4 0 0 2
Sofut, If. f 4 1 0 0
Farmer, 1. f 4 1 0 0
Kennedy, 1st b. .• 3 2 1 1
Boone, p 4 0 1 0
Ryan, 3rd b 4 0 1 0
Smith, 2d b 4 0 0 0
White, r. f. 4 0 1 0
S. Peeler, o. f ’..2 0 0 0
Fesperman, c. f. 1 0 C 0
34 4 4 4
Base on balls off Grady 1, Boone 3.
Wild pitches Boone. Struck out by
Grady 6, Boone 3. Three-base hits,
Kennedy. Umpires Allen and Peek.
The second game of the series be-
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On the road trip recently made by
the Varsity baseball team. Mars Hill
failed to win one out of three games
that were played. The first game was
with Lenoir. Rhyne at Hickory, N. C.
Although Mars Hill lost this game by
the score of 12 to 5, they outhlt their
opponents. In this game Matherson,
Joyner, and Bowden lead in the at
tack for the local team, Joyner found
the Lenoir Rhyne pitcher for a home
run and a triple out of five times at
On Saturday the team played a
double-header with the Catawba learn;
ihe game on Friday had been called off
on account of bad weather. Both of
these games were lost by Mars Hill
by the close score 4 to 3. As at the
Lenoir Rhyne game Mars Hill collected
more safe hits than their opponents,
but it seemed as If “Old Man Jinx”
were camping on the! rtrail. In the
first game Miller, Bowden, and Joyner
did the heavy hitting for the locals;
while In the second game It was the
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The Oration and Reading Contests for
the Clio and Nonpareil Literary Socie
ties were recently held in the respective
society halls. A large number of con
testants participated In each. Unusual
Interest and ability were shown by the
types of readings and orations selected
this year. The Oration Contest for the
Clio Society was postponed to be held
at an early date. However, those win
ning the first three places in each, and
thereby being the Commencement
Representatives, are:
Nonpareil Readers: Sarah Blackwell,
Ona Woody, Mary Carter.
Nonpareil Orators: Reba Lowe, Bar
bara Freeman, Sarah Lacy.
Clio Readers: Opal Pryon, Mae Plem-
mons, Ruth Singleton.
Clio Orators: Edwina Dalrymple,
Nina DeBruhl, Bessie Tysinger.

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