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MARS HILL, N. C., MARCH 31, 1929.
No. 13.
Will Meet Weaver in Dual
Forensic Tilt April 11
The Mars Hill debating team car
ried off a double victory over Milli
gan College on Monday, March 18.
The affirmative team, composed of
Bailey and Huskins, drove down to
Johnson City with the debating coach,
Mr. Grubbs, and argued the judges
out of three votes, while at the same
time the negative team of Meares
and Buck duplicated over the Buffa
loes here.
The much debated query was “Re
solved, That United States Govern
ment Should Own, Operate and Con
trol the Water Power of the Nation.”
Meares and Buck put up an excellent
argument against such a measure, at
least to such an extent that the Milli
gan debaters could not compare with
it. Although two debaters were away
from home, conclusions can be drawn
Debaters to Meet
Wake Forest Team
Meares and Buck to Make Trip to
Compete in Intercollegiate
The itercollegiate debate team of
Mars Hill will meet the Wake Forest
junior team in a debate on April 12,
at Wake Forest.
The query as announced is, Re-
5 solved, that the Federal Government
should own hte principal water re-
' sources of the nation.
This query is slightly different
from the one which was so success
fully debated with Milligan.
This debate will be the second of
LE year for these two men, they
i having won a unanimous decision
- — —»fover Milligan in the recent debate
On April 11 the Mars Hill team,
.composed of Morse, Grogan, Cherry,
|Capel, Castelow, and Baker, will en-
;gage in a dual debate with Weaver
College on the eight months’ school
[question. On April 13, they will
argue the same question in a triangle
jdebate with Biltmore, Boone, and
iMars Hill.
as to the argument they put up. This
leaves the defeatd list blank so far.
Last year Mars Hill just lost two
out of ten debates. It is hoped that
it will have a clear record this year.
Next debate is to be a dual match
with Weaver College. The negative
team is to speak here while the affir
mative argues Weaver’s negative
there. The question is “Resolved,
That North Carolina Should Levy an
ad Valorem Tax to Aid in Support
of an Eight Months’ School Term.”
William Capel and either Sammy
Morse or Mac Grogan will defend
the question. Basil Castelow and
either Wade Baker or James Cherry
will oppose it.
Both will be held on Thursday,
April 11.
Scribleris Club
Announces Programs
for Balance of Year
Mission Study Course
Red-Letter Week
for Many Students
Unusually Strong Faculty and Var
sity Courses Mark Last Study
Course of Year.
Six New Members Admitted
To the Club
The Scribleris Club is making plans
for the end of a very successful year.
The three following programs will be
given to culminate a year of work
which has been most helpful to the
members of the club. On April 2 a
program on the ballad will be given.
Origin and Growth of the Ballad,
William Copel; Types of the Ballad,
Virginia Isenhour; Typical American
Ballads, Kathleen Young. The pro
gram on April 16 will be on the novel.
Origins of the Novel, Mrs. C. L. Wes
ton; Types of the Novel, Rex Brown;
The Novel as a Portrayal of Char
acter, Frances King; Tendencies in
the Modern Novel, Mattie Snyder.
The last program of the year will be
May 7. Short Stories in the Bible,
R. S. Sams; Poe as a Short Story
'Writer, S. G. Morse; Original Short
Story, James Cherry; Modern Ten
dencies in the Short Story, Massey
Six new members, Rex Brown,
James Cherry, P’rances King, Sammy
Morse, R. S. Sams, and Mrs. C. L.
Weston, have been admitted into the
Club since mid-term examinations.
Sometime before the last meeting
members to fill the ranks which will
The season thus far has been very
successful, the Mars Hill teams hav-j,g vacant by graduation will be
ing not lost a vote. A good crowd„(j,y,it^tg(] order that they may take
is expected to hear the home do- advantage of the annual banquet to
bates, especially the Weaver debate, be held sometime in May. Plans are
as this marks the resumption of for- i rapidly being developed for this ban-
ensic relations with our neighbor quet. There will be an after-dinner
Negative Wins in
Euthalian Debate
This week shall stand out as a red-
letter week in the line of most, if not
all, of the gprls and a large per cent
of the boys, for it is the week in
which the Mission Study course is
held. A very interesting and instruc
tive course of study covering almost
every phase of mission work, both
home and foreign, is being offered,
and many are taking advantage of
this opportunity.
The books offered are being taught
by efficient and highly trained teach
ers. “A Tale of Two Peoples—Gen
tiles and Jesus,” is taught by Mr.
England; “Gospel Triumphs in Arg
entina and Chile,” by Mr. Moore;
“Baptist Missions in Nigeria,” by
Miss Mather, Young People’s leader
of the South; “Stewardship in the
Life of Youth,” by Mrs. Tipton, re
turned missionary from China; “W.
M. U. Manual,” by Mrs. Coates, Y.
W. A. leader in our local church;
“The Story of Missions,” by Mr.
White, a missionary to China; “What
and Why in China,” by Dr. Ayers and
Miss Knight, also missionaries to
With a faculty experienced and
trained as are these workers, and
with such varied and marvelous ma
terial to choose from, each one
should find his place in one of the
We see that most of our visiting
teachers are missionaries to China.
As we listen to the experiences they
relate of the sin, ignorance, and suf
fering that are prevalent in that
country our hearts are filled with
pity and yearning toward those peo
ple. What is true of China, is true
of every other nation to which the
gospel of Jesus Christ has not yet
been carried. The minds of all
should be enriched by this Mission
study course so tl^at everyone par
ticipating may be better able to un
derstand the great and wondrous
work for which ho .or she is called
upon to render.
Nons Give Program
of Varied Nature
The Euthalians had a really inter
esting debate in their hall at the last
’tabl^^^^™S- The question of the length
if the term of the President of the *
Jnfled States and the eligibility for
•e-election was discussed. W. E.
kbrams and Ward Buckner upheld
♦ ♦ « *-»jie affirmative side of the question
¥" saying that there should be a sin-
term of six years and no elig-
bility for re-election. L. P. Barnett
n to •P'^d J. F. Mosely upheld the negative
Buse. Many interesting points were
rought out by both sides, but finally
ae negative speakers were awarded
le decision by the judges. The pro-
tarn was concluded by a declama-
pim by J. H. Brown and comics by
speech by some distinguished visitor,
possibly Prof. W. E. Bird, of Cullo-
whee, or Miss Eleanor Stratton, of
Asheville, and a program by the mem
bers of the club. Virginia Isenhour is
in charge of the banquet, and it will
be a fitting culmination to the work
of the year.
Glios Render Real
Dixie Program
In order to stir the good old south
ern spirit, the Clios gave a “Dixie
Land” program on Thursday after
noon, Mar. 14. Following htis a num
ber of girls dramatized “In the Eve
ning by the Moonlight” in a very ef
fective manner. Essays, readings,
and a vocal duet by Misses Hoyle and
Meares were then given, and the
program was concluded amid cheers
and shouts to the wafted strains of
“Dixie,” sung by the entire society.
On March 21, the Nons gave an
interesting miscellaneous program.
A history of the pictures in the hall
was given by Miss Hazel Welch. It
was followed by a solo, “Maybe,” by
Donnie Mae Norman. Virginia Isen
hour gave a book review of the book,
“June of the Hills.” This number
was especially interesting because
the scene is laid at Lake Junaluska,
N. C. This was followed by a piano
solo by Sedahlia Propst, and a read
ing, “The Hied Ball,” by Blanche
Smith. The concluding number was
Tolstoy’s story, “Where Love Is,
There God Is Also,” by Willie Mae
The society announces that the
representatives for the essay contest
have been elected. They are Sarah
Blackwell, Evelyn Hughes, and Irma
Henderson. The society feels that
they have been well chosen and that
their cause will be well represented
by these faithful members.
The recitation contest wilt be held
April 6 at 3:30 o’clock and the essay
contest on April 12 at 3:30 o’clock.
All are invited.
Dramatic Club
Present 1-Act Play
Preparing for State Contest—Meets
College of Cit yof Asheville.
On Tuesday evening, March 2, the
Dramatic club presented a one-act
play, “The Other Kitty.”
The play is a farcical comedy and
contains many laughable situations.
The play Tuesday was enjoyed by a
large and appreciative audience com
posed of students, faculty, and visit
The characters are Edward Har
rell, Katherine Benjiett, Henry Brid
ges, Roberta Bryant, Thomas Dysard,
and T. Carl Brown.
The play that was given Tuesday
is to be used in the state contest, and
the purpose of the presentation was
,0 give the students a chance to
the play before it leaves the Hill to
enter the competition.
■ This year the group meets the Col
lege of the City of Asheville in a con
test that i.s' to bo held at the college
auditorium on McDowell Street. The
Asheville students have earned a re
putation as a dramatic group, and the
club is anticipating a hard fight. They
will present, “Where the Cross Is
Last year Mars Hill had an excel
lent record in the state and is hop
ing to go even farther this year.
Because of the high standing of
the school and because of the high
standard of dramatic work Mars Hill
has been asked to become a member
of the National Honor Dramatic As
sociation for Junior Colleges. It is
one of twenty schools invited to join.
Such an achievement reflects credit
upon the college and upon the dra
matic department.
The club will appreciate the sup
port of any membres of the student
body who can attend the plays Sat
urday night. Anyone who attends
will be assured of seeing two top-
notch plays presented in an expert
and engaging manner.
May 1 Holiday for
May Day and Field
Day Exercises
Full Program in Preparation—Helen
Brown May Quen.
Philomathians Offer
Variety in Programs
During the last few meetings the
Philomathians have been enjoying a
variety of changes in their programs.
The same kind of program every Fri
day night seemed to lose its prestige
and a change was made. Last Friday
evening the Phi’s had the privilege
of hearing the following program:
Bill Cox and Rex Brown, who gave
two very inspiring declamations;
Hoyt Smith, who carefully related
how the Mosquito and Human Fam
ily are relatives; Earl Messer, a
typical example of his subject,
“Spring Fever”; Ed Fox spoke about
“Love,” although he declares he has
never had any such animal in his
veins; and comics, by Privett.
The faculty and any others who
may see fit to visit this society are
always welcomed within the doors of
the hall. All will find the most inter
esting and inspiring programs that
can be found anywhere. The Philo
mathians are entering the last lap
with a full determination to carry
off the laurels or a goodly share of
them in the next few weeks.
Ministerial Group
May 1 will this year be a holiday,
according to unofficial announce
ments, and will be devoted to the
May Day program in the morning and
to field day exercises in the after
The May Day program, which is
being arranged by Miss Blackstock
and Miss Patton, will be given by the
girls’ physical education classes and
by the classes in public school music.
According to tentative plans, the May
Day exercises will begin at ten
o’clock with an operetta, “May
Queen,” followed by the coronatioii
the program as planned will be a se
ries of folk dances. The Swedish
Clap, Dutch Dance, Indian Dance,
Spanish Dance, Seven Jumps are
among those to be given.
The field day exercises will be held
in the afternoon on the athletic field,
as in former years. The events open
for entrants have not been made pub
lic. The usual large number of par
ticipants, however, is expected.
The May Queen
Helen Brown, of the Senior class,
has been elected May Queen. She is
one who will become her crown.
Many do not know that in the bal
loting in the Senior class Helen was
voted the most popular girl, the most
attractive girl, and the most versa
tile girl. The eight girls who receiv
ed the highest number of votes, next
to the queen, will be her attendenats
on May Day. Those elected attend
ants were Madeline May, Alma Dark,
Donnie Mae Norman, Katherine Ben
nett, Magdeline Blankenship, Pattie
Moore, Louise Fowler, and Louise
- Changing Tables
(Frances P. Justice)
The Ministerial Conference as
sembled Thursday, March 21, with
the new officers presiding. After the
formal opening with songs and
prayer, an intreesting program was
given on the subject, “His Will and
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“0-000! We change tables again.”
Everyone is in a state of intense ex
citement. Some are happy; others are
sad. Many ties of friendship have
been formed by the thrice-daily con
tact with persons who eat at the same
table. Yet, other friendships must be
cultivated and new acquaintances
made, and it is through the medium
of the dining hall that this is done to
a great extent.
At one end of the dining hall about
six boys can be seen coming through
the kitchen door. Three of them are
carrying boxes (halves of boxes) and
three, pencils and tablets. They be
gin at different places in the hall and
as they pass along the table—boys’
side—they hold the box sufficiently
high over the heads of those seated
seated and ask them to draw a slip
of paper from the box containing
numbers. Since there are about thirty
tables in the hall the student is likely
to get a slip bearing any number
from 1 to 30. As was stated above,
the boxes are held sufficiently high to
insure against the possibility of a so-
called “frame-up.”
After the boys have drawn the
numbers — each number with the
name of the boy having been written
in a tablet for safe-keeping — two
other boys come along and the girls
are asked to draw numbers and in
the same manner their names and
numbers are clearly and accurately
recorded. _
Then when all at the^ble have
drawn numbers the excitement be-
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