C-l EDITION Cagers, Win That Tournament Watch Your English Next Week! DLUME IIL 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- _rnates. ^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- •aw. 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 WATCH YOUR P’S AND Q’S 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 also. 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. MARS HILL TRIO QUITE POPULAR 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 r&ihand. |__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 Cherry. 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 power.”—McDonald. * * * “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 Tolbert. 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 Hill). 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 form. 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 Sylva. 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 counter. 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, Freeman. * West Buncombe (18-—Reed, Ne- lon. Cook, Masters, Broyles. Subs.: Duckett. Sylva (24)—Morgan, C. Queen, R. Queen, Reagan. Referee, Roberts. ♦ ♦ * 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.