North Carolina Newspapers

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Dr. Wood
Volume II.
Xumber 1
Enrollment of 477 in 70th Session
In keeping with her continued
growth and progress. Mars Hill open
ed her doors for the 1927-1928 sis-
sion to a capacity enrollment and
to the largest number of college Mu-
dents of any preceeding year, witii
others on the waiting list and some
tui-ned away.
Statistics from the Registrar's of
fice show the enrollment to be 477,
divided according to classes as fol
lows: College seniors 125, college
juniors 246, high school seniors, 59,
high school juniors 45, specials 2.
There are represented in the college
this year .seventy counties of North
Carolina, twelve states, and three
countries other than the United
States. Of the counties represented
Madison holds first place with 69;
Buncombe takes second place with 38.
Other counties represented are as
fo-llows: Cleveland, 18, Haywood 15,
Gaston 14, Wake 18, Davie 10, Robe
son 10, Rutherford 10, Yancey 9,
Nash 8, Transylvania 8, Caldwell
8, Guilford 7, Columbus 6, Franklin
6, Hertford 5, Mecklenburg 5, Polk
5, Bertie 4, Chatham 4, Stanley 4,
Wilkes 4, Yadkin 4, Burke 3, Ire
dell 3, Jackson 3, Johnson 3, Moore
3, Sampson 3, Catawba 2, Forsythe
2, Halifax 2, Harnette 2, Anson 3,
Lenoir 2, Lincoln 2, Macon 2, Martin
2, Jlitchell 2, New Hanover 2, Orange
2, Wa,/t.ugc. —, ..viicgjiany 1, Ash r,
Beaufort 1, Caswell 1, Cabarrus 1,
Cherokee 1, Chowan 1, Coke 1, Cra
ven 1, Davidson 1, Durham 1, Edge
combe 1, Gates 1, Graham 1, Hen
derson 1, McDowell 1, Noi'th Hamp
ton 1, Pender 1, Pitt 1, Randolph
1, Richmond 1, Warren 1, Wayne 1.
The states represented are as fol
lows: Alabama 2, Georgia 4, Ken
tucky 1, Louisiana 4, Maryland 2,
New York 1, North Carolina 380,
Ohio 1, Pennsylvania 3, South Caro
lina 62, Tennessee 8, Virginia 9,
The countries other than the United
States are Canada 1, Central Amer
ica 1, Cuba 1.
(Continued on Page 3)
The Clio Literai*y Society conven
ed on Thursday, September 9,1927,
for their first regular meeting of
the year. Everyone was pleasantly
surprised to find that the interior
decoration had, in carrying out our
plans during the summer months,
tramsformed our hall into a glory
of blue and white. This proved to be
an incentive to renew in our hearts
A very interesting program was
rendered of which the main feature
was a one act comedy, “Who wins
that Bet.” The program as a whole
was very interesting.
The Clios gladly welcomed the new
girls into their midst. Several took
the initial step and made many hearts
glad by becoming our sistei’.=.
Tile officers for this term are:
President, Mary Hamby; Secretary,
Mae Plemmons; Treasurer, Rachel
Chaffin; Censor, Ruby Whitmire;
Chaplain, Luna Cranfill; Chorister,
Edith King;, Joe Caffey;
Donr-kcepei’, Lucy Parker.
With thi.s fine group of officers
•■ rd the hearty cooperation of every
Clio, wo hope to make this year the
very best in the history of the Clio
Literary Society.
B. s. u. ACTIVE Prospects for Football Season Good
Annual Reception Success
Bill Dockery
On Sunday, Sept. 11, three hun
dred and seven students, and every
officer and teacher, were pre.sent
with a bright, enthusiastic, Christian
spirit which tightened the bonds of
co-operation and set the wheels of
system in motion in the great ma
chine of the College Organized De
partment of the Sunday School.
Thus, the work of another year, un
der the leadership of the pres
ident, Mr. William L. Parker, began
with a boom!
Sunday morning, with all its tem-
tations, cheer, and freshness, might
easily have been u.sed for sleep—
provided there were no sophomores
or “Uke” players in one’s dormitory
—recreation or other selfish ends;
but the students of !Mars Hill have
caught a vision of the bigger and
the better things of life, and they
sliowed their interest when they
came forth so courageou.sIy to fall
into the line of re.sponsibility with
the Sunday School.
Surely the Sunday School is one
of the most important phases
of our educational work. There i.s
not a conscientious young man or
woman on our campus today who
went to Sunday School last Sun
day and came away uninfluenced.
Every one probably was made a
sti-onger person for his having gone.
Pure character, as .«trong as the
Rock of Gibraltar, is neces.sary for
a youth to with.stand the trials and
hard.ships of modern life. The Sun
day School is the place for tlu
development of this sturdy character.
The “drug store cowboy,” who brags
of loafing during the hours of wor-
.ship on Sunday, is not to bo ad
mired or laughed at, but pitied.
That man blindly pronor.iu: us hi.s own
doom with hi.s “cutenc-s-.”
Although the o-' tiv:/
work riiow.5 promise, tbc'
('•hallenge to ir-> f;iii.-i. i>
(C(i)',tinned on P; ■.y'
Monday morning. Sept 8, the bus
ses started speeding into Mars Hill
bringing large loads of enthusias
tic students. The president of the
Baptist Student Union, Mr. Chas.
Maddry, and o-ther B. S. U. offi
cials were on both at the sta
tion and on the Hill to give them
a hand-shake and a hearty welcome.
All day Monday, Tuesday, and Wed
nesday busses and cars were un
loading both new an(i former stu
Tuesday and Wednesday were days
of registration, and these were busy
days for both students and facility.
The B. S. U. council was e.specially
useful at this time, serving the
new students in every way possible
and doing B. S. U. work in detail.
Wednesday night prayer meeting
was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Owen,
in t'ne college auditorium. At the
close of this service Mr. Maddrj
explained to the students that the
B. S. U. was sending representa
tives to the individual room.s to take
the religious census, which was later
very successfully done in the girls’
and boy.s’ dormitories and in the;
homes in town having students. It
was found impos.sible on that night
to take subscriptions for The Bap
tist Student, but there i.s hope that
this will be accomplished within a
few (lays, stiidc..t i.., Lug(.d to
become a student sub.scriber to our
Baptist magaziiie. It will prove both
an educational and inspirational de
The B. S. U. Get-Acquainted P.e-
(Continued on Page 4)
It has always been said that “Birds
of a feather flock together.” At this saying proved to be true
when a very important meeting was
called on Sept. 13, 1927, for the pur
pose of reorganizing the M. H. C.
South Carolina Club.
A crowd of happy boys and girls,
from all over South Carolina, met
in the College Sun Parlor where
Daisy Martin, a former member of
the club and secretary of the 1920
club, presided over the opening of
the meeting. Mr. Charles H. Roper,
one of Mars Hill’s most outstanding
students, was elected President. Mr.
Roper assumed the chair and the
following officers were elected:
Vice President, Miss Ruth Cooper,
Secretary, Miss Ruth Bobo, Treasm’-
er, Mr. Moody Henderson, Social
Chairman, Mr. Brooks Reid, Club
Reporter, Miss Daisy Martin.
The object of the S. C. Club is
three fold: To learn more about
South Carolina; to know the .South
Carolina boys and girls; and to in
terest other South Carolina boys and
girls in Mars Hill College.
At an early meeting the members
of the club together with the loyal
honorary members, Mr.'=. Kate Wood-
row, Mrs. Wilkins, Mr. and IMrs.
JIcLeod and Mr. and Mr.s. Huff,
plan to make a schedule for the
year'.-; work and pleasure. The S. C.
C!ub .shall strive to provide fellow-
.hip and service for its members lo join bands witli all who are
int.-rr-t,:d in the continued upbuild-
i:'.!;: i;f our Alma Mater.
Frank Fnrehes
Apparently Y. W. A. work has
been at a .standstill during the sum
mer; yet at the opening of the schol
term it was found that the officers
had been very carefully planning
during the summer months for one
of the most successful years in Y.
W. A. work at Mars Hill College.
On September 6, 1927, a great
host of girls entered the college por
tals for the first time, and cheerful
Y. W. A. cards placed in every room
did much good in driving the home
sick feelings away. Attractive pos
ters also invited the girls to the
first Y. W. A. meeting on the coming
Friday night.
Promptly at seven-thirty all of
the girls both old and new essembl-
ed in the church; and as they enter
ed, each one wa.s presented with a
membership card. The auditorium of
the church was almost filled with
bright faces eager to line up with
the Young Woman’s Auxiliary.-
The meeting was opened by all
singing the Y. W. A. song, “O Zion
Ha.ste,” which was followed by the
devotional. After this the president
in a .simple and appealing way ex-
presseil her desires for the year’s
work and gave a hearty and beauti
ful welcome to the girls. Volunteers
who had received blessings from
the Y’'. W. A. were asked to tell of
their experiences and many re.spond-
Then the associate pre.sident pre
sented the new officers to the Y'. W.
A. Each circle leader gave the ori
gin and name of her particular circle
and cordially invited the girls to
come to the meeting.s of the circle.s
on Friday night September 6, to
begin in mi.«=dnn work for the Ma.-;-
ter. Thi sc talk.s wen- very in.spir-
(Continued on Page 4)
With nine lettermen as a nucleus
and a wealth of new material from
the leading high school and prep
teams of the country. Coach Robert.s
is swiftly rounding a formidable
eleven into shape.
From a survey of the men in uni
form it is evident that they are ful
ly qualified to maintain the excel
lent record hung up by our team
last year. However, if they do this,
they will truly be playing footb:ii;
because the team we had last year
would have done credit to any sc’nool
in this, or any other state. Out of
nine games it dropped only one,
losing it to the strong Term. Wes
leyan team. In these nine battles
our wearers of the gold and blue
allowed our goal line to be crossed
only twice. On the other hand it
crushed its way through opposing
teams nine times. Should we not
ju.stly be proud of such a i-ecord ?
We have every reason to believe that
when the curtain falls on the ap
proaching season an even better rec
ord will go down in the athletic
hi.story of this institution. How
ever, when we examine the .sche
dule we find that we are facing thr-
hardcst .schedule ever attempted by
any junior college in the South.
We face these facts with absolute
and unwavering confidence in our
team. We know that it will put
everything it has into the battle torn
its school. It behoove.s everyone oj,
J..1 uJ SliOv\' the team tiiar we aivl
with it all the way through. ■
We have the following war scai’n
ed veterans who are eagerly looking J
foi'ward to the sound of the Y-ef- |
eree’s whistle: Dockery (Capt.), i
Glascow, Baker, Isenberg, Wee Wil
lie Suggs, Furches, Rumfelt and i our
old reliable Carter. We have an
other good man who played foot
ball for the “ole” M. H. C. while
the aforementioned warriors were
reading about it. He galloped up
and down the field before Coach
Roberts ever came here. 'Phis gen
tleman is none other than our own
“Fuzz” Anderson. We are glad to
welcome “Fuzz” back. We kno\v he
(Continued on Page 3)
The Nonpareil Literary Society met*
in the Eu-Noii hall Thursday after
noon at four o'clock. On entering
the hall, the friendly Non .spirit was
felt immediately. The pre.sident e.\-
tended a few words of welcome to
the vi.siting students.
The members have begun work
for the year very enthusiastically
and with zeal. There are pro.specds
for a glorious year which they hope
will prove to be the greatest in the
history of the society. The assur
ance of the full cooperation of each
new member is an encourageing air
in the onward march to the goal.
The program was opened with tlu;
singing of “Loyalty” by the society.
Zelma Bennet gave a very
ing original short .story entitled, “An
Easter Lily’s Message.” The next
number was an in;struniental solr
by Nellie Powell. This wa.s followc- '
by a dram.atization of O. Ileni'v'-
“The Meri-y Month of May,” whi; 'i
was beautifully done by th- re girl .
Barbara Freeman gave a well dovr!-
oued cs.say on the .subject, “.Y isl':'.-;-i
for freedom.” Ada Ihiref-Ki' rei'dir
ed a vocr.l .solo, “A Ru- ,!: r'
(C'lntinr"'! on Pi.'i

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