R VI lOl re: TWO MORE II MONTHS ne^- • n: MUCH TO BE DONE ig- JIARS HILL, N. C., APRIL 9, 1928 No. 12 I \e\ _ ly ADDRESS AT IN MEMORY OF CHAS. W. ROPER s Materialism Is the | iat Worst Ism. i [LIVERS IRIVE OPENING C-[ CLASS IS ACTIVE ATIONS CLOSE MISSION STUDY COURSE 250 PRESENT ^ Maddry Gives His-1 tiiory of Campaign. sr 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 ao 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 ,,ii Continued on Pago 4 CATAWBA mm DRAMATIC CONTEST Mars Hill Plays Undei’ Difficulties. Represented In All Oi ganizations. LARGEST CLASS MARS HILL WINS SIXTH DEBATE 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 judges. 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 (Continued on Page 3 I s Hinton and Mrs.! Owen Are Sponsors i Wesleyan Administers First Defeat. Noted Teachers Speak In Chapel. 333 ENROLL Mr. Olive Creates In terest In China. my fails , TO GET CHAIRS IV — 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 nation. Resolved, ^ 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 •ns Andrews. i BASEBALL SEASON OPENS SATURDAY T. C. Is First Opponent of Locals. 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 ■ this pair. 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! Blue. i Continued on Page 4 I 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 ^ Continued on Page 4 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- Continued on Page 4 PLANS FOR ’29 LADRELJEING MADE Capable Staff Is Elected 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- Continuel on Page 4 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 ficult position. 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 ability. 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'W. A. 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 Continued on Page 3 LABOR PARTY TO BE ORGANIZED ' 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 Boyd Brown.