JIARS HILL, N. C., APRIL 9, 1928
CHAS. W. ROPER
s Materialism Is the |
iat Worst Ism. i
C-[ CLASS IS ACTIVE
MISSION STUDY COURSE
^ Maddry Gives His-1
tiiory of Campaign.
liftanquet held in the 0. E. Sams j
id? hall on Tuesday night, March-i
Pened the North Carolina Bap^ i
iiCentennial Campaign in West- ^
tA-orth Carolina. Dr. Fred Brown,
. af Mars Hill’s own graduates,
1 k'ed in the principle address
v0ee evening that materialism is
afe’orst ism in the world today.
own delivered the final ad-
■’ before an audience of two
;ed and fifty Baptist leaders
I’.had assembled at 0:45 p. m.,
u^i'e the campaign a gigantic
ot Brown stated that our churches
■ suffering so greatly today be-
a the members were spending
0 money for luxuries and com-
at the expense of the vital
•Ls of life.
our educational institutions,”
nfred the speaker, “are to be
Itl for^ the ideals which our fath-
iMut into them, if they are to
o«the ministry, if they are to
7 young people and make
^ stalwart men and women in
Isocial life, they must have
Ptian teachers and Christian in-'
:es thrown around them.” He
•1^1 that the greatest need of all
, ools today was Christian men
^yomen in the classrooms.
beloved pastor from ICnox-
Lstated that Baptist schools were
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Mars Hill Plays Undei’
Represented In All Oi
MARS HILL WINS
The play cast from the Mars Hill
Dramatic Club met Catawba and
High Point Colleges at High Point
on March 29, in a second prelimi
nary in the state contest for one-
act plays, and met defeat by r.
third place decision of the judges.
There were only a few points of
difference in the scores of the de
cisions which show that Mars Hill
was given first place by part of the
Mars Hill had to play under the
difficulties of a noisy audience and
being last on the program. It was
10 o’clock before the cast was on
the stage, but the clever appeals
to the prisoner soon caused the en-:
tire audience to listen attentively |
and to shed a few tears; they felt |
as if they had witnes.sed an exe-1
cution. The director was told by |
a student of dramatics from Bos-;
ton that the acting of Miss Plem-1
mons and Mr. Harrell was the best I
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s Hinton and Mrs.!
Owen Are Sponsors i
Noted Teachers Speak
Mr. Olive Creates In
terest In China.
, TO GET CHAIRS
y of the most momentous ques-
'*1° , day was decided in the
pall, ^ Friday night, March 30.
•JOaestion, as stated by the speak-
was of vital importance to the
^ the standing army be provided
c airs. The affirmative, ably
^s^te by Edwin Haynes and
• Blemmons, contended that, as
army had been standing since
It deserved a rest. The price
also duly consid-
- A represented by
iii^ and Paul Grogan, ar-
I at the result of providing
T ^aald be physical unfitness
'/ ® snPiers on account of the
of exercise; and that, if it were
chairs, it would no
» be a standing army but a sit-
army. The judges rendered their'
' ^ favor of the nega-
. "e debate was comical and en-
,.;ining despite the fact that it
Ui ™PTomptu. other interesting
3er.s were: Declamation by A.
readings by M. R. Mills
. Gibbs; and comics by
T. C. Is First Opponent
Coach Roberts has been drijling
his aggregation hard in preparation
for the game with East Tennessee
Teachers College here Saturday af
ternoon and is expecting to furni.ffi
the fans some classy baseball in
the season opener. He will in all
probability sent either Anderson or
Barnette to the mound to perform
the twirling duties. Both men have
been showing some wrinkles and
hops in the pre-season practice
games, and the opposing batters
may expect to gaze upon some first, i
class pitching when before either of ■
It appears now that the infield
will consist of Johnson. Isenberg.
Brown and Albritton. Either Ander
son or Barnette will be stationed in
left field, while Miller will roam
around in his old stamping ground
in center, while Furches will again
fill the right field berth.
The ole team makes Coach Rob
erts smile once in a while, and
Mars Hill should chalk up several
diamond victories before the cur
tain falls on the present season.
Let us support the Gold and!
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On September 6, 1927, an inexpe
rienced body of young men and wom
en who had a burning de.sire for
Christian culture came together for
the first time to find themselves
representatives of the largest first-
year college class ever to have been'
organized at Mars Hill Collge.
The fii"t difficulty that confronted
the class was registration. Of course,
the whole scheme was entirely new
and seemed very strange; but the
members faced it bravely and soon
found themselves registered as full-
fledged college students. Then every
one had a more complacent feeiing.
-Although many naturally possessed
the freshman characteristic of be
ing innocently green, each student
soon found his place in the dining
hall, class room, and elsewhere. Dur
ing those first homesick, trying days,
the seniors proved real brothers and
sisters; in fact, it would have been
almost impossible for the C-I’s to
have survived without the kindly
services which were shown them.
The get-acquainted reception on
the first Saturday night spent at
Mars Hill was thoroughly enjoyed
and did much toward helping the
freshmen wear off the “newness.”
Very soon these young men and
women found places in one of the
societies, caught the spirit of the
old members, and began to work.
Several took important parts on the
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On Monday night, April 2, Mar.-:
Hill College won its sixth victory
in debate by defeating Milligan Col
lege, The decision, two to one in
favor of the negative, was given
after well matched teams had ably
represented their institutions. The
query for debate was: Resolved, That
a uniform marriage and divorce law
should be enacted into law. The
affirmative was upheld by Misse.-:
Hazel Tallent and Lena Strunk. The
negative speakers were Misses Paul
ine Frye and Bonnie Hildebrand.
The Mars Hill affirmative team
composed of Misses Reba Lowe and
Irma Henderson, will meet the Mil-
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PLANS FOR ’29
Capable Staff Is
C-I’S HAVE VARIED
LUCK WITH SOCIAI.S
Damp Breakfast, Parlor
Party Feature Season
Bad luck befalls everyone oncj
in awhile, and the C-I’s have had
their share of this luck. Shortly af
ter the C-I class was organized the
possibilities for a .successful year
were dawning upon each member of
the class, and it seemed that noth
ing could better arouse the interest
of all than a sunrise breakfast.
-About 4 o’clock one morning ev
ery girl in Spilman was awakened
by her “Big Ben.” Also the boys
in Brown and Melrose were arous
ed to prepare for the forthcoming
hike. It was almost impossible to
tell whether the sounds issued from
alarm clocks or the rising bell.
Some were more eager than others.
Many were ready at 3:30 to pre-
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Plans for the 1929 Laurel ar-o
already in progress; as yet no de
tails have been announced, but the
general' outline has been made. The
staff, Mr. William B. Logan, Miss
Irma Henderson, Mr. Carl Meares,
and Mr. S. Gale Morse, assure a
good publication for nent year.
The annual of next year will be
much larger than usual because of
The large senior class. It will prob
ably be less expensive to each in
dividual for the same reason.
It is hoped that the plans may
be completed and materials collected
early enough to edit the Laurel at
the beginning of the spring semes
ter. The class will endeavor to pub-
li.sh a Laurel worthy to bear the
name of Mars Hill Colleg'e.
Mr. Morse, the advertising man
ager, is also an old student of
proven ability. He has won several
honors in society and other organ
izations on the Hill.
Mr. Logan, of Asheville, who is
editor in chief has been at Mars
Hill only one year, but he has
proved himself capable of his dif
Miss Henderson, also of Ashe
ville, is literary editor. She is an
honor student in her work and has
won distinction as a debater.
Mr. Meares, of Fair Bluff, is
business manager. He needs no in
troduction, for as an old student,
he has shown decided business
To whom shall it be dedicated?
Final examinations Monday, April
2, closed the annual Mission Study
Course conducted under the auspices
of .the Y., W. A. by such noble,
efficient, and capable teachers as
Mrs. Stukenbrok, a former W. M.
i U. worker; Miss Dorothy Kellam,
j young people’s- leader of North Car
olina, and Mr. Olive, a returned
j missionary from China, who not only
; taugdit the courses but also conduct-
i ed chapel during the week; and
I members of the college faculty. The
total enrollment for the week of
study was 333, and the course was
, under the direction of Mss Ella J.
j Pierce, counselor of the College Y.
I Helpful and inspiring was the se-
' rjes of chapel messages brought dur-
I ing the week. On Monday. March
26, Miss Kellam' used “Tl.e Word is
I a lanin unto my feet and a light
1 unto my pathway,” as her theme.
Mr. Olive spoke in Chapel Tuesday
, and Thursday and to the Ministerial
I conference Thursday afternoon. On
I Thursday evening he addressed prac-
: tically the entire student body on
1 “The Political Situation in China.”
j Mr. Olive’s heart is burdened be
cause of the conditions in China.
He created a broader vision of the
need of world-wide missions while
^ on the campus.
' Using the program of the four
C’s as a base, on Wednesday Mrs.
Stukenbrok told the chapel audi
ence that a contact with the source
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LABOR PARTY TO
' It was decided in the Non-Eu
: Hall, Friday night, March 30, that
; a labor - party representing all la-
I boring classes and their supporters
I should be organize'd in the United
States. That is what three judges
unanimously decided after listening
to a live partisan debate. The
speakers showed much interest in
the que.stion and little prephration.
Nathan Brooks delivered a '’ery
intere.sting oration on “The Accomp
lishments of Man.” He made a
' prophesy of the tilings which might
be accomplished in the future. L. A.
Byni brought Patrick Henry’s fa
mous speech. When the declaimor
spoke those immortal words, “Give
me liberty or give me death,” the
li.steners felt the true meaning of
patriotism. The program was con
cluded with a piano solo by Wil
liam O’Kelly, an impromptu speech
by Glenn Travis, and a selection by