KEEP backing THOSE TEAMS EVERYBODY OUT FOR J-S RECEPTION lume iil 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 Cauley. 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 ANNUAL JUNIOR- SENIOR RECEPTION TO BE HELD APRIL 20 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 C c 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 inouncement. 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 La.st 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 mentioned. 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 year. JUNIORS READY TO GIVE “MARY’S CASTLE IN AIR” 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. B. S. U. CONFERENCE HAS VERY SUCCESSFUL MEET; MARS HILL WELL REPRESENTED BY DELEGATES 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 »rker. i Hill campus better than in previous years. —D. A. Hasty. MARS HILL DEBATERS WIN OVER WEAVER Due to the fact that the reg ular copy for The Hilltop was already in, this announcement is made in addition to the regular news. 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 program. 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. RELIGIOUS LEADERS 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 ident. 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 touched. 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 ring. 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.