North Carolina Newspapers

Win That
Your English
Next Week!
MARS HILL, N. C., MARCH 2, 1929.
No. 11
Societies for Men
Select Representatives
earns in Debates, Oratory and Declamation Are
•S * Announced—Able Men Chosen.
As commencement time begins
• approach, the two boys’ societies
ive begun to select the rep-
|sentatives who will carry the coi
l's of each society into the annual
-^rensic battle at the conclusion of
—ie year. Always one of the high
^ots of commencement, these annual
ashes promise to be even more int-
Y'esting this year.
In the debate the two societies are
;ady to go. Both have carefully
lected the best debaters to repre-
nt it in the annual clash, and both
■e confident of the result. The Eu-
nlians will be represented by N. S.
unsdale and B. B. Gastello, with W.
M Capel and W.M. McLester as al-
^The Philomathian society will be
)ly represented by Carl Meares and
can Plemmons, both veteran de-
iters, while McLean Grogan will be
1 hand to take a part should either
the principles be forced to with-
The subject remains to be chosen
id it is hoped that a subject pleas-
to all will be decided upon.
(The orators will have their chance
Tso and both sides have an abund-
"^ce of material. The Phi’s will pre-
—nt J. M. Baley, Edward Harrel, and
'. L. Cox with T. Carl Brown as al-
rnate, while the Eu’s will depend
• pon Maurice Parrish, N. C. Brooks,
id C. H. Hamby to bring success to
e old gold and black. Strom and
olmes will hold down the reserve
isition for the Eu’s.
i A hot contest is booked in the
iclamation contest when such de-
aimers as Tom Dysard, Sam Morse,
:ott Buck, De Forest Hasty, and
irl Lowrie clash with Clarence Pat
ch, Preston Gibbs, Mack Moore,
Jood English Week
To Be Observed
Henry Bridges, Marvin Rouse and
John Blackburn. The former speak
ers will carry the blue and white of
the Philomathian society while the
latter will pin on the gold and black
insignia of the Eu’s. It is hoped that
both sides will show a great deal of
preparation and that each member of
each team will do his best to reflect
credit on his own society.
Judges for these contests will be
arranged for later and it is known
that they will render a decision for
the team that appears best to them.
President Boiling
Springs Speaks
Dr. Ellsworth Delivers
Lectures on Milton,
Bunyan and the Bible
Mr. J. B. Davis, a former Mars Hill
man and now president of Boiling
Springs Junior College, accompanied
the Boiling Springs basketball team
here February 19.
During the chapel period we had
the privilege of hearing Mr. Davis
speak on “Problem Makers and Prob
lem Solvers.’’ Mr. Davis presented his
facts in a clearcut manner that held
his audience from the first word till
the closing bell.
Mr. Davis has gone far since he at
tended Mars Hill, and it was with the
greatest of pleasure that the student
body welcomed him again to the floor
of his old Alma Mater.
Local Debaters Attend
U.N.C.-Marquette Fray
Dr. Ellsworth, well-known lecturer,
who has lectured in most of the larg
er colleges and universities of the
United States, gave two lectures here
last week. One of the lectures was
on the lives of Bunyan and Milton.
Valuable information was received
by all who heard him, for he pictured
the lives of the men very vividly. By
means of stereopticon slides, the lec
ture was made most interesting for
pictures of different stages of the
lives of these men from youth into
manhood were shown. Pictures of the
familiar incident’s in Pilgrim’s Prog
ress and Paradise Lost were shown
The second lecture dealt with the
English Bible. His particular empha
sis on the English Bible was not the
teachings in the Bible, but the beau
ty of the English. Several passages
from versions were quoted and com
pared with different translations,
thus bringing out the vast difference
in the beauty of the language where
the same substance remained. After
reviewing at length the work of va
rious translators, he showed the su
periority of the King James’ version.
The Mars Hill Trio composed of
J. K. Blackburn, Orville Creech, and
William O’Kelley, are now a regular
feature on the air every Saturday
night at nine to nine-thirty Eastern
Standard time. This versatile trio
broadcast over station WWNC and
have already received favorable com
ment from all parts of the country.
The boys give Mars Hill a bit of
free advertising and are fast getting
the name of being one of the best i field goals to help widen the gap be
Bakersville Whips Mars
Hill in Tournament Finals
Play of Willis Outstanding for Victors; Tomber
lin Cages Only Mars Hill Goal.
Large and Enthusiastic Audiences
Greet Contending Teams.
A couple of fighting quintets from
the respective high schools of Mars
Hill and Bakersville plowed their
way through the first and second
rounds and nosed through the sem-i
finals of the annual basketball tour
nament for high schools staged at the
local gymn court to clash with each
other in the deciding game of the
struggle to see which should carry
off the silver basketball as the win
ner. The big Mutts from Mitchell
county covered the little Jeffs of
Madison with all the tenacity of an
old hen winging her biddies, and the
final whistle saw Bakersville leading
the field with seventeen points to
spare. The final score was 22 to 4.
Through the challenging roar of a
thousand voices calling for Mars Hill
to win there came to the lads from
Mitchell the old, old spirit of battle,
which said, “We’ll do it or die”. And
just to show the home towners that
they meant business, the visitors
guarded with such dexterous skill that
little steel band with trailing cords
that a couple of points from the foul
line plus a lone tally by Tomberlin
was all that the Hill Toppers could
muster in four quarters of play.
The first half was featured by the
close defense of both teams as evi
denced by the fact that at the half
the score read 9-3, Bakersville.
Little George Willis, blonde-head
ed forward for the winners and high
scorer of the tournament, continued
his brilliant work by looping five
Six members of the Mars Hill de
bating team left Monday, February
18, for Chapel Hill to attend a debate
between the University of North Ca
rolina and Marquette University. The
object was to obtain more special
material for the coming debates to be
held here this spring.
While there the debaters met
the two university teams and several
II ' "j*u* *"*iir "ttmV I excellent speakers. The query de
'bated was Resolved, That the federal
The week beginning March 4th
^e as “Good English Week.”
J jAll colleges throught the Southland
ve set aside one week in each year
: the purpose of stimulating in the
nds of their students the import-
ce of good English. Such a week is
|__J)uring the entire week talks cen
sing on the use of correct English
^1 be given by the faculty and sev-
J short plays will be presented.
/Where are to be many contests con-
:ted with the week. The high
ool students will furnish the cam-
»» : with good English posters. A
ze will be given to the originator
the best poster. Another contest
1 be the “Tag Contest.” Each per-
will be given a tag and turned
—If at any time the person is
"^rd to make a mistake in grammar,
nunciation or make use of certain
s expressions, he will be forced to
render his tag to the person who
s his attention to his error. The
Son who holds the most tags at the
at of the week will be given a prize,
t is hoped that the faculty will re-
re the hearty cooperation of the
lents in makilng good English
k a great success.
^ D. F. H.
and state governments should own,
control and operate the water power
of the nation.
The boys roomed with old Mars
Hill grads while at the University.
Among those who were seen are J. P.
Huskins, C. S. Hinson, George Lieby,
Ostell Warren, Walton Kitchen and
Burt Johnson.
The debaters who went are Carl
Mears, James Baley, Frank Huskins,
William Capel, Scott Buck, and James
features on the air at that time.
The programs are varied and con
sist of solos by William O’Kelly. The
program is altogether made up of
popular number, and many requests
are sung.
A new progpram is presented each
week and a novel arrangement is
made in order that radio fans may
always hear the latest music song in
the best manner. These boys need the
support of the school and of the fans.
Let’s give it to them.
“Greatness comes only to those
who seek not how to avoid obstacles
but to overcome them.”—Roosevelt.
* * *
“To have what we want is riches;
but to be able to do without is
* * *
“However things may seem, no
evil thing is success, and no good
thing is failure.”—Longfellow.
* * *
Keep your courage up, and, con
versely, it will keep you up.”—Lulu
Lyne Eames.
tween the teams. It was the first time
in the history of the annual classic
that either of the two teams had ever
Four Contrasts,
Subject of Ministerial
Conference tt M.H.C.
Color Scheme Is Wrong
The color of the ink in this issue
should be green in order to match
those who are responsible for this
issue. We humbly beg your pardon
for any mistakes that may appear.
Those' responsible for this issue are:
William Capel, Donnie May Norman,
De Forest Hasty, Pearle Justice, Ray
The ministerial conference met
Friday, February 21, to discuss the
subject of “Four Contrasts.” The first
contrast was presented by R. A. Grif
fin and consisted of a speech on
“Two Men, in Nature and in Grace.”
Following this well constructed
speech, Mr. T. N. Cooper discussed
“Two Lives, Christian and Christ-
less.” Marvin Rouse then followed
the plan of the program by present
ing a subject of “Two Deaths, in
Faith or in Sin.” L. B. Hager conclud
ed the program with a talk on “Two
Destinies, Heaven or Hell.”
After the program had been com
pleted the president asked for any
volunteer remarks from any member
or visitor that happened to have some
thing to say.
Rev. J. R. Owen then told the
young ministers in a few words why
it was important to pray while still
in the formative age of youth,
message that was very inspiring. A
Mr. Stroup also brought a short
warmer feeling exists in the minister
ial conference now than has existed
come to the finals and interest had
developed to a high pitch for the final
game, but although Coach Kuyken
dall’s Bloody Madison Wildcats
fought long and strenuously they
were unable to stave off defeat.
Reese, Tomberlin, and Swann were
the stars for Mars Hill while Willis,
Stanly, and Silver were outstanding
for Bakersville,
Bakersville (22) Mars Hill (4)
Willis (10) RF--Tomberlin (2)
Stanly (3) LF Swann
Green (4) Reese (1)
Baker (3) RG Ball
Silver (2) LG H. Ball(l)
Substitutes, Mars Hill: Ponder for
Reese; Sams for Ball.
Referee, Furches (Wake Forest).
Umpire, Anderson (Mars Hill).
Timekeeper, Plemmons (Mars
Coming Amusements
Students will no doubt be happy
to learn that several interesting
amusements have been booked for the
next few month. On Saturday night,
March 2nd, a picture, “The Last Days
of Pompeii” will be shown. The pic
ture is six reels 'and the story is said
to be more interesting as viewed on
the screen than as read in book
After this entertainment the com
mittee has nothing definite in view
but it is rumored that the Wake For
est Glee club will be here sometime
in the near future.
Tournament Tears
Dope to Shreds
Canton anil Waynesville Picked for
Finals Go Down in Second Round
The fourth annual high school tour
nament proved to be a great dope up-
setter. Waynesville and Canton, ac
cording to popular belief and past
records the strongest teams in the
tournament, were picked to eng;age
in a nip and tuck affair for the pos
session of the cup in the final game;
yet both were knocked off their feet
in the second round, the former by a
scrapping five from Mars Hill and the
latter by the accurate outfit from
Out of the six Buncombe county
entries five were killed at one fell
swoop of the tournament sword dur
ing the first round of play; Sand Hill
alone survived that grilling first en
Following is round by round play:
First Round
Emma (22)— Howell, Israel, Con
ner, McCorson, Puckett. Subs: Ange-
line. Referee, Roberts. Edneyville
(27)— Hill, Moss, Wilson, Marlow,
West Buncombe (18-—Reed, Ne-
lon. Cook, Masters, Broyles. Subs.:
Duckett. Sylva (24)—Morgan, C.
Queen, R. Queen, Reagan. Referee,
♦ ♦ *
Leicester (6)—Briggs, Teague,
Hawkins, Webb, Hutchins. Subs.:
Sams, Hawkins.
Bakersville (25)—Willis, Wilson,
at any time this year, and the con- , r. ^ ,
secrated life of Mr. Julian, the lead- Hughes,
Silvers, Phillips. Referee, Anderson.
Mars Hill (19)—Tomberlin,
Swann, Reese, H. Ball, J. Ball. Subs.:
Ponder, Sams.
(Continued on Page 4)
er, has done much to further the
work of this group.
The conference stands ready at any
one of its meetings to extend to
visitors a hearty welcome.

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