North Carolina Newspapers

    iME III.
MARS HILL, N. C., OCT. 27, 1928
No. 4
irday, Oct. 20, the Mars Hill
were presented in the act of
another football game. Their
;nt was Tennessee Wesleyan,
lace was Athens, Tenn. The
vas 56 to 0.
)ite the tendency of such a de
margin to create in the minds
iron fans the picture of a corn-
runaway, nevertheless this is
. true. Figures do not analyze
oall game. Although they were
ghly beaten by a much
?r club; yet these tawny jung-
from the mountains of Madi-
lunty bared their fangs in de-
of the haughty Tennesseans
2nt down fighting to the end.
reversal of form on the part
home contingent is perhaps
gest surprise of the game. En-
the last half with the count
2 to 0 against them, the de-
)f the Blue and Gold, wcaken-
the wearing attacks of a heav-
the final quarter gave birth to a wild
phenomenon that spread consterna
tion through the enemy camp and
gave them something to think about.
Dick Anderson, dependable backfield
man of the Lions, received the Wes
leyan kick-off and, ignoring all oppo
sition, started off down field as if a
house was on fire with the incessant
buzz of the score bee humming in his
bonnet. The “Charge of the Light
Brigade” ended on the enemy’s ten-
yard line, but not until the latter had
worked up a corking good sweat to
be used in case of emergency. Thus
ends the telling of a simple tale, be
cause there is no more to tell. The
whistle blew.
Society Spirit Runs
High At Reunion
The school spirit and the society
spirit certainly were on display Fri
day evening, Oct. 12, from 5:30 un
til after the reunion of the Eu’s and
Phi’s. As the large number of stu
dents w’ho are now members of the
societies assembled in the dining
hall for dinner, the Phi’s and Clios
gave fifteen rahs for the Eu’s and
Non’s who in return gave the Phi’s
and Clios fifteen rahs. 'fhere were
the fifteen rahs for the visitors. The
Clio-Phi group sang their society
song, and then the Eu-Non’s sang
After the cheers, rahs, and songs
the large number of people were
seated. The Non’s and Eu’s sat at
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One of the duties of the B.S.U.
secretary is to keep an accurate re
cord of all elections of officers in all
student organizations and to turn
m, split wide open and allowed I this record over to the president of
thenian.s to run rough shod the college. By doing this, students
h their ranks in piling up 4-1
for the last two chapters of
then, like lightning out of a
.sky, the last few minutes of
combe County Club
)ys Sunrise Repast
Buncombe County Club en
ds first social event of the year
iday. It was in the form r-
: breakfast. Ten of the mem-
id the sponsor, Mr. Blackwell,
pated in the affair, and every-
emed to have a very pleasant
?he party left the campus just
dawn and arrived at the cas-
ust in time to see the sun rise
ehind the mountains. Prepar-
was then made for breakfast.
;o the dismay of all, the can of
’which was to be used in mak-
;oa fell into the fire. It was
;ed with very little loss, how-
nd everyone ate to his heart’s
t. • Soon after breakfast the
itarted home. On arriving on
npus three cheers were given
} county, and the party dis-
who arc elected to fill the various
offices are given the honor points to
which they are entitled. When the
list of officers was checked recently,
it was found that there were about
thirty students who had more than
twenty-four honor points, the num
ber ranging from twenty-four to
seventy-two. All students having
more than twenty-four points will
have to drop some of them, leaving
some offices vacant that can be filled
by those who do not have so many
honor points. Choice of the work
that is to be given up will rest en
tirely with the student. The follow
ing point system has been submitted,
governing the number and value of
offices held by any student: presi
dent of B.S.U., 20; head president of
B.Y.P.U., 15; head president of col
lege Sunday school department, 15;
president of Y.W.A., 12; head vice-
president of B.Y.P.U., 12; head vice-
president of the college Sunday
school department, 12; general sec
retary of the B.Y.P.U., 12; general
secretary of the college Sunday
school department, 12; secretary of
the B.S.U., 12; editor-in-chief of the
Hilltop, 15; business manager of the
Hilltop, 15; circulation manager of
the Hilltop, 9; associate editor of the
Hilltop, 6; inter-collegiate debater,
9; anniversary debater, 9; orators
and declaimers, 5; presidents of lit
erary societies, 9; secretaries of lit
erary clubs, 5; manager of athletic
team, 6; president of Sunday school
classes, 9; president of B.Y.P.U., 9;
secretaries of societies, Sunday
school classes, and B.Y.P.U., 6;
group captains in B.Y.P.U. and Sun
day school classes, G; Bible reader’s
leader in B.Y.P.U., 4; vice-presidents
of different organizations, 4; other
officers of campus organizations, 2;
members of literary clubs, 2.
Some of the students will weep be
cause of the fact that they will have
to give up some of their work, while
others w'ill rejoice. But it is generally
thought that it will he for the best
interest of all concerned, as it will
give those w’ho have too much work
an opportunity to be more efficient
in class work and give those who do
not have the required points an op
portunity to train and develop them
•ptly at ten o’clock, Oct. 12,
s, faculty, and visitors met in
iditorium to celebrate the
-first birthday of Mars Hill
The platform was beauti-
ecorated with flowers — red,
blue, pink, and yellow—
added to the spirit of the
ig. At the first chords of the
verybody stood and joined in
song, “Come Thou Almighty
After the invocation by Rev.
enkins the second song fol-
'All Hail the Power of Jesus’
The scripture was read by
C. Stringfield, and Dr. O. E.
id the second prayer. Miss
and J. K. Blackburn sang
dvine” with much expression
1 feeling.
wo speakers of the morning
:v. J. B. Eller and Rev. J.
Kester. “The Students’ Con-
i to the Greatness of a
was discussed by Mr. Eller,
preliminary remarks he said
was happy to be back as one
Id boys of Mars Hill.
;ribution has been made to
itness of Mars Hill by men
i€n who have been graduated
re,” he said. Mr. Eller went
on to say that the output of a school
is the measuring line by which we
measure its greatness. He told of
Mars Hill students who were lawyers,
ministers, and leaders in the fields
of education, medicine, music, and
Mr. Eller gave three reasons why
Mars Hill students are bringing
greatness to the college. First, the
quality of heart and mind was al
ready in the students when they
came. Second, the best students
were always selected; and third, the
bad ones were eliminated after they
Five types of students bringing
greatness to Mars Hill were referred
to: those of high ideals, the unselfish,
the diligent, the optimistic, and the
The speech of Mr. Eller was closed
with an appeal to the best that was
in the students and with an intreaty
not to be quitters.
“List the Cherubic Host” was sung
by a double quartet before Mr. Kes
ter spoke on “The Education of the
Soul.” By way of introduction Mr.
Kester said that the heart of a school
is the student, and the heart of the
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Nonpareils Hold
Indoor Chautauqua
The entire program of the Non
pareil Literary Society on Oct. 8 was
in the form of a Chautauqua. Much
talent was exhibited by the members
of the troupe. Frances King was an
excellent platform manager
Monday night the Chautauqua
Concert Company had charge of the
program. This company was com
posed of Irma Henderson, Virginia
Isenhour, and Evelyn Hughes. Vir
ginia Isenhour, dressed as a man,
sang a bass solo, and Irma Hender
son played a beautiful saxaphone
solo. Evelyn Hughes gave a touch
ing reading of a little girl caressing
her dead kitten.
The program of Tuesday night was
a series of living pictures. Cora Lee
Derden represented innocence; Sal-
lie Allen, a mother; Donnie Mae Nor
man, an old-fashioned girl; and Lou
ise Clark, the Madonna.
Wednesday night the Nonpareil
orchestra had charge.
The last night the Coonville Jubi
lee Singers gave an excellent typical
concert. The performers were in full
costume, and their leader possessed
an extensive vocabulary. The mem
bers of the group were: Hazel Hig
don, Katherine Bennett, Helen
Woody, Ruby Fowler, Helen Ramsey,
and Edith Sears.
The new officers for the coming
year have been elected. The present
efficient president, Sarah Blackwell,
was re-elected. Other officers elected
were as follows: Vice-president, Irma
Henderson; secretary, Elizabeth Min
ton; corresponding secretary, Vir
ginia Isenhour; censor, Frances
King; chaplain, Evelyn Hughes; pi
anist, Sedahlia Propst; chorister,
Sara Holland; janitor, Helen Woody;
doorkeeper, Evlalia McClure; collec
tors, Evangeline Peeler, Jonnie Wan-
namaker, Helen Batson, Daisy Wor
ley, and Einily Patrick.
The Philomathian and the Eutha-
lian Literary Societies held their
first joint anniversary in the school
auditorium on Founders Day, Oct.
12. This is the first time that the
two societies have co-operated in pre
senting an anniversary program in
the history of our school.
Many of the alumni and friends
were present. Old Phi’s and Eu’s
had a strong representation there.
The program started promptlly at
1:30 P.M., Bartlette Hager, Eu, act
ing as president, and E. M. Leonard,
Phi, occupying the secretary’s chair.
Those upholding the affirmative
side of the question were Basil Cas-
tellow, Bertie County, and James
Baley, Jr., Buncombe County. The
negative side was composed of
Henry Bridges, Wake County, and
Carl Meares, Columbus County.
The judges, after hearing the hot
ly discussed debate, gave the decision
to the affirmative side. After the de
cision was announced, the meeting
was adjourned.
Discussion was started afterwaras
in regard to the anniversary program
to be given next year. Although this
The speakers were then accompanied ! is one of the most successful ones
to the stage by the marshals, march
ing slowly in time with music by the
college orchestra.
First on the program was the col
lege song, “Alma Mater.” All stu
dents, old and new, joined in this
song, forgetting old troubles and
grudges, and sang with a spirit of
happy reunion.
Then followed a declamtion by
Charence II. Patrick, of Tennessee.
The subject was “The American
Ideal.” An oration by William B.
Logan, Buncombe County, was pre
sented next. The choice of Mr. Lo
gan’s speech was “Reward of Suc
cess.” The next oration was given
by Nathan C. Brooks, Pitt County,
his subject being “Christian Educa
tion and a Vocational Choice.” The
last speech before the debate was a
declamation, given by S. Gale Morse,
“The Path of History.”
Last on the program was the de
bate on the subject: “Resolved,
That the United States should grant
the Philippine Islands their imme
diate independence.”
held yet, enthusiasm is running high
to make next year’s even more suc
A choral club has recently been
organized under the leadership of
Miss Patton, of the Voice Depart
ment. There are about sixty mem
bers in the club, and as far as it is
known, everyone is joining whole
heartedly into making the club one
of the liv^est organizations on the
The officers have not yet been
elected, but it is hoped that the com
mittee who has charge of nominating
the officers will be ready to report at
the next regular meeting next Mon
day night.
The choral club will have charge
of special music whenever it is need
ed, also the music for the programs
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Centuries ago men valued strength.
The strongest man was the ruler, the
G-I Glass Holds
Business Session
It has been found that the C-1
Class is composed of about one-half
of the student body of Mars Hill.
What a great responsibility then
rests upon them! And they have
started out with much enthusiasm
and a grim determination to ac-
complsih great things this year. Ray
Tolbert, the new president, presided
over the second meeting held in the
auditorium Friday night, Oct. 19.
The purpose of the meeting was to
discuss and come to some decision
about pictures for the Annual. The
class was fortunate in having Mr.
Stringfield and Mr. William Logan
present to give the desired informa
tion on the subject. When the propo
sition was put before the class, it
was unanimously voted to have indi
vidual pictures instead of group pic
tures which have heretofore proved
unsatisfactory. The price stated was
reasonable and the members entered
into the matter willingly.
Further business was brought up
by the Social Committee, consisting
of Miss Virginia Isenhour, chairman,
and her co-workers. Misses Sallie
Allen, Kathleen Young, and Mr. Paul
Hundley. When they submitted their
suggestion for a picnic on Bailey
Mountain, the class responded
promptly and were highly in favor of
it. They decided to go next Satur
day, Oct. 27, and every C-1 is look
ing forward to that day with antici
pation of a delightful time.
Mrs. Vann was present and talked
to the class concerning some plan for
doing some definite work this year
which will be of the most benefit to
Mars Hill College. Nothing definite
has been decided upon yet, but the
students are thinking about the mat
ter and will soon be working to some
special end.
chief, the ideal. But today we have
passed that survival of the fittest age
in the human race. The strong man
is no longer looked upon as an ideal
but as just one of the fellows. The
question, “How strong are you?” is
no longer psked, but in its stead the
question which fits this generation is
forever staring each individual in the
face. It may come in the classroom;
it may come in the teacher’s mind;
and it may come in the middle of
night; but, whenever it comes, it has
Then a picture of the class was pre
sented to the teacher. Everyone was
sorry to leave and wished for another
such occasion soon,
the same force, the same doubt, and
the same discouragement. That ques
tion is, “What do you know?”
With a desire to know the higher
and better things of life and the pur
pose of life, about 400 students rush
ed forward and took part in the
training school of the B.Y.P.U. last
week. Sitting at the feet of the in
spiring leaders of the state, each
pupil was so filled with zeal and the
desire to go out into the world back
home and do the best, the higher and
greater things of life, that nearly the
whole number that attended the
classes took the examinations. Many
who had taken the same courses be
fore took the examination again.
The faculty which did such splen
did work was composed of the most
outstanding leaders of the state and
members of the Mars Hill College
faculty. The teachers for the study
course week were: Mr. James A. Ivy,
director of B.Y.P.U. work for North
Carolina; Miss Winnie Rickett, jun
ior and intermediate leader for the
state; Rev. Charles Howard; Charles
Maddry, of Wake Forest College, for
merly of Mars Hill; President R. L.
Moore; Mr. Hoyt Blackwell, of the
Bible department; Mr. J. M. Eng
land, of the mathematics depart
ment; and Rev. J. R. Owens, pastor.
All the latter are of Mars Hill Col

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