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MARS HILL, N. C., APRIL 13, 1929.
No. 14.
""'hree Debates Scheduled
For Home Auditorium
rorest. and Milligan Are
On Schedule.
Biltmore, Boone, Wake Aileene Gold, Sedalhia
Propst, and Irma Henderson, while
those who journey to Milligan to op
pose the bill are Madeline May, Ruth
Singleton, and Bessie Stevenson.
Virginia-Intermont will be represent
ed here by Margaret Pierce, Helen
Patti Norman, and Virginia Mc
A record crowd is expected for the
debates and especially for the Wea-
I ver clash as this debate will mark the
resumption of hostilities with that in
stitution. This will be the first '^ime
in three years that teams from the
two schools clash.
The debate Monday evening should
draw a large audience as it will mark
the beginning of the girls’ schedule
of debates.
—lie hot-air artists that compose
^debate squad of the Mars Hill
lege will be faced with a difficult
c if they win victories in all the
ates that face them this week-
■ The show opens on Thursday
at when an old rival. Weaver, will
met in a dual debate on the query,
esolved. That North Carolina
)uld Le\T an Ad Valorem Tax on
jperty for the Support of an
_ght Months’ School Term.” This
^stion will be debated simultane-
^ly at both places, the affirmative
im composed of Bill Capel and
Ick Grogan remaining at the Hill,
tile James Cherry and Basil Cns-
low and Wade Baker a.s alternate
Ice the trip to Weaver to uphold
b negative. The outcome of this
et will have become history when
3 paper appears.
After this first debate these same
ims will clash on Saturday even-
with teams representing Bilt-
■^re and Boone. In this debate the
der will be reversed, the negative
maining at home.
On Friday evening the team of
ick and Meares will take the long
unt to Wake Forest to engage the
nior team of that Institution. They
11 debate practically the same query
at confronted them in the Milligan
bate and will uphold the same side
the query.
On Monday evening the girls will
,Mt their first chance to shine. They
^ekle a triangular debate composed
T Virginia-Intermont, Milligan, and
flars Hill. The query that will be
ntested Monday evening is; “Re
ived, That Congress Should Enact
e Bill Providing for a Federal De-
rtment of Education.” On the affir-
lative the query will be supported at
To Be a Gala Affair and Will Climax
The Social Activities.
May Day Ge!cbration
Postponed Until
May Seventh
Full Program Being Completed.
For the first time in many years at
Mars Hill, a May Day program is to
be given. The May Day exercises.
On the night of April 20 all the
Juniors and Seniors will flock to Mc
Connell Gymnasium to be entertained
at the annual reception of the two
classes. The entertainment that is to
be provided is being kept secret by
the program committee, and the vis- which have been postponed from May
1 to May 7, will begin at 10 o’clock
Phi Society Settles
Evolution Question
Euthalians Present
Memorial Program
Society Honors Memory of
Deceased Son
^nnounce $4,160.00
^ Gift to Endowment I
Conor One Who Has Given Liberally
(|| To College in the Past
Mr. N. S. Whitaker, of the Board
Trustees, reported last week a
ft toward the endowment of $4,-
10.00 in securities from a friend of
le college who reqested that his
ime be withheld in making public
President Moore in commenting on
e gift said that the donor was one
ho had given liberally to the col-
ge in the past. He has established
udent aid funds exceeding $4,000
id has contributed to the erection
buildings on the campus. While
thholding the name of the giver
'esident Moore paid him glowing
bute and pointed him out as an ex-
iple of a public benefactor. Though
t a rich man. President Moore said,
has contributed unstintingly and
the most beautiful spirit of his
rvices and money to religious and Friday evening a heated de
bate was held in the Phi hall. It look
ed for awhile as if the teaching of
Evolution in the schools of North
Carolina was inevitable. Those in fa
vor of it produced some very strong
argument bringing out the reasons
for teaching the “monkey subject.”
But the final decision showed that
the affirmative, who were against
passing the measure, received the
larger number of votes. Probably the
bill will be introduced again at the
next session of the assembly, and by
that time those favoring the passing
of evolution in the Old North State
may have secured the required num
ber of votes. Opposing the adoption
of the monkey doctrine was the fast
thinking trio, M. R. Mills, Bernard
Bradley, and Mr. Rampey. Those in
favor of the bill’s being passed were:
Max Roberts, Nathan Johtison, and
John Kirk.
The remainder of the program
consisted of impromptu speeches and
declamations. Frank “Shakespeare”
Dale seemed to be the most promis
ing speaker on the floor.
Mr. Moore, who was present, made
j a very interesting talk to strengthen
I the courage and determination of
’ young manhood. His words were
deeply appreciated and shall be given
much consideration by everyone. The
doors of the hall are always open to
any who desire to attend. A hearty
welcome awaits everyone each Fri
day evening at 7 :30 o’clock.
itors will be surprised on the night
The annual junior-senior affair is
considered the outstanding social
event of the year and comes as a
climax to the social season. This year
the junior class is determined to pre
sent the best affair that has ever
been given and are using the gym
nasium for that purpose.
A large crowd is expected to be
present as the junior and senior
classes comprise the largest part of
the student body. Preparations for
the big event have been going for
ward for several weeks and things
are reaching a fever point. The com
mittee on arrangements is composed
of Virginia Isenhour, chairman,
Kathlen Young, Edna Wilhide, F. M.
Julian, and Romulus Sparks.
The reception will be chaperoned
by the class sponsors and the visit
ing members of the faculty. The ju
nior sponsors are Mr. Blackwell, Miss
Patton, and Mrs. Vann. The senior
sponsor is Mrs. Owen.
The affair will commence as soon
after eight o’clock as possible and
will continue until there is nothing
more to do.
Every junior and senior is urged
to be present and make this affair a
fitting climax socially to the school
The junior class is all primed for
its play Saturday evening, and the
cast of “Mary’s Castle in the Air”
confidently expects to have a good
evening’s entertainment for its au
dience. The cast includes: Mrs. Jen
kins, Kathleen Ammons; Jame Jen
kins, June Ramsay; Bill Bronson,
David Cooper; Lenny Taft, Hal Car
ter; Mary Estabrook, Carrie Riddle;
Dudley Alden Avillage, Bruner
Honeycutt; Mrs. Estabrook, Dorothy
Allen; Jim Ruggles, Glenn Jarvis;
Mimi Carlyle, Rosalie Bailey; Ed
mund Carlyle, Sam Bruce; Delia,
Hazel Sprinkle.
The B. S. U. Conference of Wes
tern North Carolina met for the first
time at Boone, N. C., April 6-7. The
purpose of this meeting was to stim
ulate Interest among the newly elect
ed officers for the ensuing year. At
this meeting the following schools
and colleges were represented: Cullo-
whee State Normal, Fruitland Insti
tute, Boiling Springs, Mars Hill,
Sylva Collegiate Institute, and the
ial causes in his community and | Appalachian State Teachers’ College,
ewhere. I Four sessions were held. The presid-
The gift is one of a number which ing officers were respectively as fol
lows; Miss Joy Beaman, of Boone;
Mr. M. V. Parrish, of Mars Hill; Mr.
Carl Lathan, and Miss Mabel Starnes.
Some of the principal speakers were:
Misses Cleo Mitchell, of Greensboro;
Winnie Rickett, of Raleigh; Inabelle
Coleman, of Greensboro; Messrs.
Hoyt Blackwell, of Mars Hill; F. H.
Leavell, of Memphis; and J. B. Davis,
of Boiling Springs. Mars Hill was
well represented by eighteen dele
gates. Each returns with the hope of
making the spiritual life on Mars
e been made recently toward the
dowment, the largest being more
m $22,000. Other recent gifts in-
ide $1,000 given by Hon. J. F.
atson, of Burnsville; an 86-acre
rm by Mr. Adams, of Shelby; $500
rough Mr. Stevens, of Chicago.
Mr. Allison William Honeycutt is
aerintendent of the city schools of
mdersonville, N. C. He has been
commended as a very efficient
Hill campus better than in previous
years. —D. A. Hasty.
Due to the fact that the reg
ular copy for The Hilltop was
already in, this announcement is
made in addition to the regular
On Thursday evening the
teams of Mars Hill defeated Wea
ver College in a joint debate in
the query, “Resolved, That North
Carolina Should Levy an Ad Va
lorem Tax on Property to Aid in
the Support of an Eight Months’
School Term.” The debate was
hard fought at each place and the
audience was both attentive and
enthusiastic. The Mars Hill teams
thus far have a record of receiv
ing ten votes and having had on
ly two cast against them. The
teams last night were as follows:
Affirmative, Mack Grogan and
Bill Capel; Negative, James
Cherry and Basil Castelow.
with an operetta, “May Queen.” The
operetta is to be given on the “circle”
in front of the Administration build
ing. After the operetta the queen
will be crowned. Several folk dances
are to be presented. Among them
will be Indian Dance, Dutch Dance,
Spanish Dance, Seven Jumps, and the
Swedish Clap.
Miss Patton and Miss Blackstock
are in charge of the prog;ram. Much
enthusiasm is being manifested on
the part of most of the girls and fre
quent rehearsals arc held. Practical
ly every girl in school is to be in the
May Day program, since the physical
education classes and the public
school classes are presenting the
The exercises will take the imag
ination and thoughts back to court
days. There are to be court heralds,
prince charming, and pages. The fes
tival will be very pretty and a large
attendance is expected.
The senior class claims the queen
—Helen Brown. In the class Helen
was voted the most popular, the most
attractive, and the most versatile
girl. It is very fitting that she have
the crown. The attendants will be
Madeline May, Alma Dark, Donnie
Mae Norman, Katherine Bennett,
Magdeline Blankenship, Pattie Moore,
Louise Clarke, and Louise Fowler.
In the afternoon field exercises
will be held on the athletic field. It
seems that more interest is being
shown this year in regard to the field
day events than at any previous
time. Each afternoon a great num
ber of boys may be seen practicing
for the events.
Of the number of boys practicing
for field day, many will try out in
the pole vault, others the high jump,
standing broad jump, running broad
jump, discus throw, shot put, 100-
yard dash, 220-yard dash, 440-yard
run, 880-yard run, one-half mile
run, relay race, tug-of-war, and
throwing the javelin.
FOR 1929-1930 CHOSEN
Leonard Elected B. S. U. Head.
In chapel April 2 elections were
held for the principal officers of the
major religious organizations of the
campus for the coming year. These
will constitute the B. S. U. council
for 1929-1930. The qualifications
considered by the nominating com
mittee, which comprised the B. S. U.
council, Mr. Moore, Mr. Owen, and
the religious life and training com
mittee, were positive Christianity,
initiative, faithfulness, executive abil
ity, and scholarship.
The following officers were elected
to these responsible places: B. S. U.,
E. M. Leonard, president; Edith Rob
erts, vice-president; Kathleen Young,
recording secretary; Lucile Miller,
corresponding secretary; B. Y. P. U.,
Ed Fox, president; Carl Brown, vice-
president; Hazel Wynne, secretary;
Sunday School, F. M. Julian, super
intendent; W. F. McLester, assistant
superintendent; Ann Bishop, secre
tary; Y. W. A., Neva Harper, pres
ident; Martha Mull, vice-president;
College Church, Roy Griffin, pres
ident; Virginia Isenhour, secretary;
Ministerial Conferences, J. H. Brown,
representative; Volunteer Band and
Inner Circle', Lola Waldrop, pres
The Euthalian Society turned aside
from its regular schedule on April 5
in honor of one of its deceased sons,
Chas. W. Roper, who died on April
5, 1928. The program, with the ex
ception of a debate, was largely given
to a review of Uncle Charlie’s life.
The program consisted of the follow
ing numbers: “History of Charles
Roper’s Life,” Maurice Parrish; “Eu
logy to Charles Roper,” D. L. Ste
wart; “One of Charles Roper’s Favor
ite Poems, ‘In Flanders Fields,’ ”
Roy Griffin; “Roper as a Faithful
Society Member,” T. N. Cooper.
The spirit of Uncle Charlie lives
still in the lives of those whom he
Science Club Gives
a Light Program
The Science Club met Monday eve
ning, April 8, 1929, for its regular
bi-monthly meeting. A very interest
ing program was .enjoyed by the
members of the club. The subject
was “Light.” A most interesting talk
was given by Aileen Gold on “The
Early Conceptions of Light.” Luther
Meares explained “The Present
Theory of the True Nature.” “Ein
stein and Light,” was discussed by
Quentin Plumber, and “A Color
Demonstration” was given by J. D.
Freeman. Ray Tolbert told in a very
interesting way about “The Lenses,”
and T. W. Regan talked on the sub
ject, “Speed of Light in Various
Mediums.” The last two numbers
were demonstrations. “The Camera,”
which was a chart demonstration,
was given by Bartlette Hagar, and
Sam Whiteside gave a demonstration
of “The Projecting Lantern.” All
these numbers proved to be very in
teresting and were enjoyed by the
entire club. During the program va
rious questions were asked by the
president, and answered by different
members. It has been unanimously
agred that during this semester the
Science Club has had some of the
best and most worthwhile prog’-ams
ever given.
Nons Hold Annual
Readers Contest;
Officers Elected
The Non Society held its annual
readers’ contest in the hall April 4.
The numbers were as follows: “The
Littlest Rebel,” Frank King; “The
Romance of a Busy Broker,” Louise
Clark; “The White Hands of Tel-
ham,” Katherine Bennett; “On Con
test Night,” Juliette McCorkle; “The
Soul of the Violin,” Sarah Blackwell;
“As Ointment Poured Forth,” Helen
Woody. The judges, after much con
sideration, awarded the following de
cision: first place, Sarah Blackwell;
second, Katherine Bennett; third,
Frank King; fourth, Louise Clark.
Sarah Blackwell receives the medal
and Katherine Bennett the reader’s
The officers elected for the last
quarter of the school year are as fol
lows: Madeline May, president; Mrs.
Lynch, vice-president; Frank King,
recording secretary; Elizabeth Min
ton, corresponding secretary; Ellen
Royall Jones, censor; Evelyn Han
non, chaplain; Mary Sue Cribble,
choister; Frances Snyder, pianist.
The society feels that these leaders
will prove worthy of their trust.

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