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Those Aggies
MARS HILL, N. C., MARCH 16, 1929.
No. 12
debaters Clash With
g Milligan in Forensics
• -
iley and Huskins on Affirmative; Meares and
Buck Negative.
$21,700 and Other
Gifts Added
to Endowment
Administration Optimistic Over
Sport Fans Atingle Over
Season’s Diamond Prospedts
Dn Monday evening at eight
lock, the Mars Hill debaters will
jage in a dual debate with Milli-
1 College. The negative team,
■nposed of Carl Meares and Scott
jck will meet the Milligan affirm-
[ve, while at the same time James
ley and Frank Huskins will meet
Milligan negative team in the
onghold of the Buffaloes.
The debate here is expected to be
the highest caliber as Milligan is
ewart Elected
President of the
Ministerial Group
The young ministers assembled in
eir regular meeting place, Thurs-
y afternoon, March 7, and the fol-
wing program wras given; “The
jngue,” T. L. Rampey; “A Living
icrifice,” D. L. Stewart; “A Good
inister,” E. M. Leonard; “The Peace
God,” H. L. Bridges; “Thanks for
ictory,” C. W. Rogers; “A Crown
' Righteousness,” C. W. Poplin.
Following this program the con-
rence entered into the election of
licers, and the following were elect-
1; president, D. L. Stew'art; vice
resident, C. W. Rogers; secretary,
. M. Leonard; chorister, J. W. Buck-
er; pianist, C. W. Poplin. The con-
jrence looks forward to the activ-
ies of the newly elected officers with
n unusual interest.
Glios Give Patriotic
sure to send a strong team in an at
tempt to defeat the Mars Hillians.
The query is. Resolved, That the
United States Government should
should own, operate, and control the
water power of the nation.
This will mark the initial debate be
tween the boys’ teams of the two in
stitutions, Last year the girls en
gaged in a debate and came out vic
For the past several weeks the two
principals have been working in an
effort to present a speech that will
win over the argument of the Milli
gan hot air artists. This debate will
mark the beginning of the debate sea
son. Following the Milligan engage
ment another team will do battle
with Weaver, Biltmore, and Boone.
The team this year will have quite
a time upholding the record of last
year’s team. The boys last year won
three out of the four debates in
■which they engaged.
A good crowd is expecting to at
tend the debates and the debaters are
wishing for the hearty backing of the
entire student body.
Senior Stage an
Unusual Party
Officer* Are Elected.
On February 28, the Clio Literary
3ciety elected officers for the rc-
aining part of this year. Before the
ection of officers a splendid pro
ram was given on “Home.” In
rder to make the various numbers
ore real, the setting was in a cozy
ving room with a gray-haired old
lother looking through her album,
everal poems, one of which was or
dinal, and songs were given, showing
lat much time had been spent in
Due to the fact that the new Presi
ent of the United States, Herbert
[oover, took his chair only last Tues
ay, a patriotic program appropriate
or the occasion was given, following
he above domestic program. Such
umbers as “The Man Without a
lountry.” “America First,” and “The
tar-Spangled Banner” were given
The new officers which were elected
re as follows: president, Alma Dark;
irst vice-president, Ruth Singleton;
econd vice-president, Eva Frone-
lerger; recording secretary. Ruby
Vhitmire; corresponding secretary,
ilary Pope; censor, Lula Campbell;
horister, Martha Mull; pianist, Mary
^gnes Lattimore; chaplain, Ruth
iYanklin; librarian, Mary Jo Eller;
narshalls, Renwick Howell, Patty
Woore, and Flora Allison; reporter,
Uleene Gold.
A grand and glorious event was
the Senior party. It was a “back
ward” party and every event was put
on in a backward fashion, even the
clothes of the guests.
The girls proved their resourceful
ness by asking the boys to the spread
and then escorting them during the
evening. Backward or not, the fun
was there galore—orchestra, dates,
backward games, Kat Bennette’s
stunt and refreshments—oh, glorious
The refreshments came in three
courses: first, toothpicks; second, hot
chocolate, cakes, pickles, mints,
olives and sandwiches; third, nap
kins (money wasted—Henry Furches
and Maurice Parrish placed theirs on
the back of their necks).
Even backwardness could not keep
old Father Time from twisting the
hands of the clock until they wore
that ten-thirty expression that spell
ed the end of the backward party
that was an “up-and-coming” suc
Mr. Moore recently announced the
receipt of several large additions to
the endowment of the institution.
The largest of these gifts totals
$21,700. The donor of this gift has
requested that her name not be made
public. The gift was in the form of
two personal checks and one hundred
shares of stock which has a high value
at the present time.
The gift was given unconditionally,
but President Moore has interpreted
it as a conditional offer which we can
more safely accept when the entire
amount is raised. The family to
which the present donor belongs is
one that has long been interested in
the welfare of Mars Hill and one who
has given much toward the interests
of the college.
Sometime ago a patron of the
school gave an 8B-acre farm to be
used by the school in any manner it
saw fit to obtain the greatest amount
of gain from it. This gift is heartily
William Frederick Stevens, of
Chicago, president of the East Coast
Utilities Company has sent checks
amounting to $245.00 He assured
the administration that more money in sight and would soon be on
its way.
The hearty thanks of the entire
school was voiced to these generous
men and women who have been so
faithful to the school. The aim of the
school is to increase the endowment
$100,000 before next year, and it is
imperative that this be done before
next year if the school is to retain its
present high rating among the insti
tutions of the South. If the patrons
of the college continue their gener
osity it will not take many months to
obtain the necessary amount.
Catching Department Look* Strong;
Three Letter Men Back.
With the official opening of the
1929 baseball season less than three
weeks away, fifty-six candidates, all
wide-awake and eager to make the
team are taking strenuous work-outs
daily under the ever watchful eye of
Coach Roberts. The latter being an
enthusiastic follower of the sport and
one time a star in the Big Show, re
alizes that a winning ball club must
have exceptionally good pitching tal
ent; so he is taking an unusual
amount of pains with the would-be
box artists.
Mars Hill teams in the past, while
not being anything extra from the
standpoint of championship clubs,
were stronger than the average
among junior colleges, being as
strong or stronger even than many
among senior institutions. And while
the athletic officials will have a
wealth of new material to deal with
in launching the campaign, the out
look is unusually bright and promis
ing. Especially is this true of the
First of all, there is ‘Stump” Al
britton, letter man and varsity re
ceiver back from last year’s aggrega
tion, full of pep and energy; and he
looks plenty good for the old job be
hind the plate. In addition to Albrit
ton Big “Bill” Riddle, long rangy
chap, fresh from Carson-Newman is
all set and raring to go, ready for
action with the big mitt. And they
say it is really wicked the way he
wields the willow.
Only two lettermen are back be
sides Albritton, Howard Camnitz at
third base and Tracy Gaines in left
garden. Both of these turned in sen
sational performances afield last sea
son, and although they lacked the
(Continued on l’.igc I)
Season Just Closed Very Satisfactory
From Attenance Viewpoint
Extra Curricula
Course Added
“The Man from Strat-
ford-on-Avon presented
in the Nonpareil Hall
For the benefit of those taking a
pre-medical course a class in physi
ology has been edded. Dr. John
Baird and Mr. S. 0. Trentham will
be the instructors in the new class.
Dr. Baird will lecture, and Mr. Tren
tham will teach the text. Due to the
fact that there is no available period
during the day, the class is forced to
meet at night, a conditibn which ac
counts for the small number that have
registered for the course.
Up until this time only six have
registered, but it is expected that
others will avail themselves of the op
portunity that is offered as soon as
they are able to adjust themselves to
their new surroundings.
Those taking the course are:
Messrs. W. E. Wilkins, Luther
Meares, Jack Felmet, Earl Messer,
James Cherry, and Miss Irma Hen
Thursday afternoon, March 7, an
interesting program was prc.sented by
several members of the Nonpareil
Literary Society. ‘The Man from
Stratford-on-Avon” was the theme of
the program. An account of his life
was written by Irene Strom and read
by Elizabeth Minton.
The “Gypsy Trail” was sung with
beautiful expression by Ruby Fowler.
Frances Snyder read two poems
about Shakespeare, one by John Mil-
ton and the other by Matthew Arn
old. The beautiful poem “Fairyland,”
written by Shakespeare, was read by
Blanche Smith.
An account “What Shakespeare
Wrote” was given by Ruth Stone. In
it were several sketches of this best
known plays.
A classical music number was ren
dered by Alice Beckwith, Mary Allen,
and Sedahlia Propst.
The conclusion of the program was
several sonnets by Frances King with
apologies to Shakespeare. The themes
of the sonnets were current events
on the campus.
The Nonpareils were glad to have
as a 'visitor Miss North. It added to
the interest in Shakespeare to know
that she is going to be located in the
Shakespearean country next year.
The Nons extend a cordial invita
tion to any faculty member who may
desire to come to the weekly pro
It was very gratifying to note the
constant interest on the part of the
fans in our basketball team. The at
tendance was invariably good, and
the team showed its appreciation by
delivering a mighty good brand of
College sports, after all, are not so
much designed to wage a controversy
for supremacy. Rather, they are in
tended to create a friendly rivalry,
and to inculcate the spirit of competi
tion. And, added to this, is the other
big aspiration, to build better physi
cal bodies.
Happily, these tenets of sportsman
ship have always been rife at Mars
Hill. While we have not “perched at
the apex,” speaking in championship
terms, we nevertheless' feel that our
efforts, and those of the coaches and
various candidates have been along
the right lines. This condition has
tended to cement our student body,
and to engender a good feeling
among all.
Full Speed Ahead
for Close of Year
Entire Student Body Hard at Work
to Finish Strong.
It is pleasing to note that, as the
close of the college year draws near,
the student body is “stepping ahead”
in an earnest effort to close the year
with good records.
Of course, be it said to the credit
of the students of Mars Hill that they
have come to learn, and have applied
themselves studiously and enthusi
The old bard, “With all thy getting
get wisdom, get understanding,”
seems to have been taken seriously.
The senior class is one of the best we
have ever had, and underclassmen
have kept well the traditions of our
institution, by “hewing to the line.”
So the close, not so very far away,
is bound to bring only regrets for
most of the students, that the year
is at an end, and this thought has
the further stimulating effect of
speeding up still further the last re
maining weeks of the school year.
Rules for U. D. G. Essay
Contest Announced
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy will offer a prize of five dol
lars to the Mars Hill student writing
the best essay on “Lee’s Surrender at
Appomattox.” This prize will be
given at Commencement by an
esteemed member of the Confederacy.
Many students are expected to parti
cipate in it regardless of the other
extra activities.
Those who wish further informa
tion concerning the subject may ob
tain such by writing Mrs. M. A.
Mathe,ws, Route 2, Asheville, N. C.
The rules of the contest are given
as follows:
1. Only one essay may be sub
mitted by any one contestant.
2. Essays must be typed and sign
ed by a fictitious name. Real name,
school, and address of the writer
must bo in a sealed envelope, on the
outside of which is the fictitious name
only. This envelope is to accompany
the essay, attached to it with a clip.
3. Essays must be historically cor
rect and comprehensive, and should
contain not less than five hundred
words. There is no limit as to the
4. There must be at least two es
says from each school contesting.
Otherwise, there would be no com
petition in that school.
5. Essays must be in the hands of
the committee three weeks prior to
commencement. Send them to Mrs.
N. Buckner, 30 Ravenscroft Road,
Asheville, N. C.
We have had very little news late
ly from our Alumni. It is missed. It
is always interesting, and inspiring, to
present students to read of the act
ivities, progress, and achievements of
those who have gone fro mout our
halls into the world of business, com
merce, or the professions.
We like to hear from all our old
students. Why not wTite us what you
are doing? Tell us of happenings in
your career. Perhaps you have made
a “big strike” or have some other in
teresting news bit which our student
body will be glad to read.

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