MARS HILL, N. C. FEBRUARY 15, 1929.
;. H. SENIOR CLASS
; REVIEWS HISTORY
147 Make No Failures
;niors look back over
THE YEARS AT MARS HILL
Maintain “A” Standing
on All Subjects.
•i^lass Has Rich History; Sets
—Senior Class, which was or-
Ifeed in 1925, is nearing its goal,
inencement of 1929. Its four
s of progress have not merely
(ened, but have resulted from
efficient leadership of its officers.
; of those first officers have until
present contiuned to lead the
\ in its splendid activities. The
snt officers who have so success-
■«* brought the class almost to the
—are: president, S. G. Morse; vice-
.Jdent, Madeline May; secretary,
i Singleton; and sponsor, Mrs.
RVi. These officers have been very
fe as efficient leaders of the class
! its organization.
A Brief History,
ith a big step from the valley of
to the first ascent of 1925 un-
thc guidance of Clarence Mock,
ident; Sammy Morse, vicc-presi-
and Mary Ray, secretary; and
McHugh (the present Mrs.
^), sponsor, the class began its
on the hill of 1929. Inspired by
beauty and the lure of the an-
ation for a priceless reward at
top of the peak, big steps were
called 1925, 1926, 1927 and
W. N. C. BA SKET BALL
The registrar’s records reveal that
only 147 students maintained an av
erage of C or above on all courses
taken during the first semester. Below
are the names of college students and
academy students who have passed
their courses with a grade of C or
above and have no incomplete
grades. Quite a number who dropped
courses during the semester failed to
return the cards to the Registrar,
causing a grade of E to be recorded
for such subject. The number of
honor students would have probably
been larger had not a number of stu
dents failed to return these cards. It
is also to be noted that this list in
cludes only those students who are
taking full literary courses.
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Mr. Adams Makes Gift
Sylva, Last Year’s Victor, in Strong
Competition to Repeat.
S. GALE MORSE
President of Class 1926-27-28-29.
1925 the class consisting of
M.r-four members established ideals
Jhave during the four years guid-
* 'he class onward and upward.
pinely entbuRiaKtic class spirit
"^manifested in the motto. Truth;
I symbol, aistheia; the colors,!
n and gold, and the class song.
( 1926 efficiency in leadership
I found in the following officers:
jdent. Sammy Morse; vice-presi-
D i, Mary Ray; secretary, Everett
1 and treasurer, Kenneth Clark,
hat year the class began the
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Tins Break Even on
^ Trip in Tennessee
Rutherford Gagers Bow
to Mars Hill
iculum Wins; E. T. T. C. Loses.
1 Friday morning Coach Oren E.
>rts took his varsity basketball
d on a two day jaunt into the
rn part of Tennessee. The first
was lost, but the “Cats” made
j even break by downing the
the game with Tusculum Col-
—jthe gang could not get going
m and were forced to bow down
sfeat by the score of 45 to 34.
,m iics and Jordan were the stars of
OB Mocal crew on the offense, but
thpaw” Plemmons demonstrated
bility to handle the position
guard in a very
According to announcement just
received, Mr. Glenn Adams, of She!
by, father of Miss I.rfis Adams, has
made a gift of an 85-acre farm to
ward the endowment for Mars Hill.
The farm lies in Cherokee County,
South Carolina, and will be placed
immediately at the disposal of the
This is the first large gift made to
the college since the last meeting of
the Southern Association, at which
time decision was made to Increase
the endowment as rapidly as pos
sible. Mr. Adams’ gift, coming at this
time, offers encouragement to those
seeking to increase the resources of
Mars Hill and will be considered sig
nificant when greater Mars Hill has
become a reality.
Summer School An
MRS. J. R. OWEN
Sponsor of Class 1926-27-28-29.
In the most exciting game played
on the local gym so far this year the
Mars Hill crew of hard-wood court
artists downed a hard fighting team
from Rutherford College by the nar
row margin of one point, the game
ending with Mars Hill having 33
points on her side of the score book
while Rutherford had 32 on her side
of the ledger.
It looked at first that Mars Hill was
going to come out at the little end
of the horn as Rutherford was lead- According to an announcement in
ing at the end of the half by a score chapel Frdiay morning there will be
of 15 to 7. But during the half Coach twelve weeks of summer school this
Roberts convinced his cagers that summer instead of the nine weeks as
they had to win the ball game. They was held last summer. There will be
Teams Are Chosen; Schedule Is
A r-?« TT r ~ r?.
On February 21, 22 and 23 the stu
dents and fans of Mars Hill and the
surrounding counties will have a
chance to see the best high school
basketball teams in Western North
Carolina compete for the annual cup
in the fourth tournament sponsored
by Mars Hill College.
For the past three years the tour
nament has been a success and each
year the caliber of the teams seems
to increase. Last year the Sylva
team romped off with the laurels but
from the looks of the teams who have
applied they will have a tough job
if they try to repeat.
In 1926 the number of teams that
were allowed to compete was limited
to 32. In 1927 this number was cut
to 28 teams selected by their records
during the season. In 1928 only 20
teams were allowed to enter from the
large list who applied and so an even
bettor tournament was assured the
patrons. This year an even greater se
lection will be made, and the final
contest will open with sixteen teams
picked from the fifty-two that have
applied. Among these fifty-two ap
pear some of the best teams in West
ern North Carolina.
Among the teams who have ap
plied are Black Mountain, Swanan-
noa, Barnardsville, Burnsville, Bald
Creek, Spruce Pine, Bakersville,
Cranberry, Valdese, Cliffside, Leices
ter, Sand Hill, Waynesville, Canton,
Sylva and others.
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School Will Run Twelve Weeks
Beginning June 4.
Summary: Mars Hill (33); R. F.,
Buckner (6); L. F., Furches (8); C.,
Renfrow (7); R. G., A. Albritton (7);
L. G., J. Albritton (3). Rutherford
(32); R. F., Quick (18); L. F., Ald
ridge (3); C., Robinson (8); R. G.,
W. Baumgarner (3); L. G., T. Baum-
Substitutions, for Mars Hill: King
(2) for Buckner; Plemmons for A.
Albritton; Jordon for J. Albritton.
For Rutherford: Kellough for W.
Ministers Have an
Saturday the “Felines” were
rs of The East Tennesse State
ers at Johnson City. If an agent
Grove’s Chill Tonic had been
game, he could have made his
me, because the game was tied
ua\ ss than seven times during the
( There was a thrill for every
When the final whistle had
, Mars Hill was sitting on the
h»**Aid of a 28 to 26 score. A mis-
1 by the scorekeeper nearly
d fatal to the invaders. With
lone minute to play the score
- ^6 to 26, but the scorekeeper had
pard reading 27 to 26. Mars Hill
--"1 to freeze the ball trying to
it in their possession till the
>vhistle would blow, when Fur-
managed to get loose and drib-
pwn the court and tossed a
iJb field goal. Thus ended tKe bat-
* " “Cats” and “Teachers.”
2 following men made the trip
Tennessee: Buckner, Furches,
S j Renfrow, A. Albritton, J. Al
in, Jordan, King and Plemmons.
Thursday afternoon, February 7,
at 3:00 p. m., the ministerial confer
ence held its weekly meeting in the
new conference room.
After a song, Marvin Rouse led in
prayer. T. N. Cooper brought the
ministers a message on the “Power of
the Cross.” He was followed in turn
by W. E. Abrams on the “Influence
of the Cross.” “The Sacrifice of the
Cross” was discussed by R. A. Grif
fin, E. M. Julian spoke last on the
“Cause of the Actuality,” when he
said with due emphasis: “There comes
a time in the life of every man when
the Spirit of God calls upon him to
confess his sins and follow the lead
of Christ, not for a day, not for a
week, but for all time.”
A new spirit seemed to invigorate
the members of the conference.
The ministers are planning to be more
useful and helpful to all who are
seeking the saving power of God. A
greater program is to be carried out
to win the campus for Christ.
two terms of six weeks each.
One six-hour course may be taken
and completed during each term.
Those desiring to get off one unit in
high school work may do so in one
No course will be offered to a class
of fewer than six unless in a case
where the teacher desires to teach in
a particular instance.
The first term will begin on June
4 with classes held on only one Satur
day, and will end on July 13. The
second term will begin July 14 and
continue through August 17. Classes
during the second term will be held
every day except Sunday in order to
get out as early as possible.
Students who are planning to re
main for summer school are urged to
hand to the dean, Mr. Lee, their
names, the subject they desire, and
the session they expect to attend, at
the earliest possible date in order that
he may get the work planned for the
With the teams chosen, for both
girls and boys, and the schedule al
most complete. Mars Hill is prepar
ing to enter the field of the forensic
to add other victories to the long list
she has won already.
The following will compose the
boys’ teams: Carl Meares, Jimmy
Baley, Sammy Morse, Pelham Ren
frow, William Capel, B. B. Castello,
Scott Buck, Frank Huskins, James
Cherry and Wade Baker.
Dr. Maddry Speaks on
Changeless Christ in
“Changeless Christ in a Changing
World” was the subject on which Dr.
Charles E. Maddry, General Secre
tary of the North Carolina Conven-
In the girls’ try-outs, held Febru-jtion, talked in chapel Thursday, Feb
ruary 7.. ^
Dr. Maddry stated that the world
is continually undergoing changes and
that scientists are mostly respon
sible. There have been so many
changes that the youth of today
know not what to believe. Sometimes
ary 5, the following were chosen to
represent the college: Irma Hender
son, Madeline May, Aileene Gold,
Bessie Stevenson, Ruth Singleton,
Sedahlia Probst, with Alma Dark,
Gladys Farmer, and Ruth Jarvis as
This number of the HILL
TOP has been committed to
the hands of the Senior Class.
Those responsible for the issue
are: editor, Floyd Williams; co
workers, Madeline May, Eliza
beth Minton, Irma Henderson,
Sedaliah Propst, Louise Clark,
and Alma Dark.
The staff pro tern expresses
its thanks for the assistance re
ceived from members of the
regular staff and from the stu
dents at lajrge.
year Virginia-Intermont, Milligan,
and probably other colleges; whereas
the boys will meet Milligan, Tennes-
see-Weslyan, Boone, and Weaver.
Y. W. A. Plans
Miss North Capable Counselor
The girls’ team will meet this they wonder if there arc any eternal
things left. Miraculous things are
happening every day—things just as
miraculous as those which happened
when Jesus was here on earth. Yet,
after all, the material changes, there
are a few things that do not change.
Among them is God’s plan through
Christ for salvation of this world.
The gospel hasn’t failed. It was the
same yesterday, is the same today,
and will be the same tomorrow. It is
just as effective as it ever was. The
young people of today are just as
consecrated as they ever have been.
The essential value of humanity has
not changed. God places the same
value on humanity that He has al
ways done. It is God plus personal
ities that makes this world what it
is. God’s love does not change. Our
obligation to God does not change. It
is more binding today than it has
ever been. Dr. Maddry emphasized
that Christ was the same yesterday,
today and forever.
By “Jo Oliver”
There seems to he some subtle fas
cination in the spirit which the girls
manifest toward Y. W. A. that has
created an indissoluble bond. Al
though the majority are hard-
pressed with heavy literary courses
all are ready and willing to forget
themselves and their own personal
affairs and give of their best for the
upbuilding of pure Christian woman
The aim of the Y. W. A. is high.
The members have pledged them
selves to have a 100 per cent organi
zation. Already the enrollment is
practically 100 per cent, there being
only three girls on the campus who
are not members.
But 100 per cent enrollment is not
enough to enable this organization to
attain the standard which has been
set for it. Nominal members only are
not what is desired. Girls who are
really interested, who are willing to
give their time, means, talent, and
ability are required to make the Y.
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Seniors Eelect Com
At a call meeting Friday, Febru
ary 8, the Senior class elected the
following officers who are to be in
strumental in making the class spirit
run high at Commencement: Ed
Harrell, poet; Ruby Whitmire, his
torian; Katharine Bennett, giftorian;
Frank Huskins, testator; Frances