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iay day preparations
are being completed
Participants in the Programs
Are Announced
As May draws near much enthusi-
11 is being created and manifesetd
the girls. Each afternoon rehear-
Is are called, and now things are
iking bright for the May Day exer-
i€s which are to be held on the sev-
The whole circle in front of the Ad-
Those taking part in the Swedish
Clap dance are: E. Roberts, L. Smith,
E. Griffin, P. Justice, N. Deaton, B.
Hutchins, B. Howell, T. Crain', L.
Cockrell, E. Minton, E. Scarborough.
H. Whitesides, H. Higdon, M. Wil
liams, O. Riddle, S. Cooper, J. Owen.
F. Holloman, B. Hunsucker, H. Welch,
F. Snyder, E. Jones, G. Mitchem, L.
In the Seven Jumps are: R. Whit
inistration Building is to be used,
lere is to be a May-pole in the cen-
r about which some of the folk-
ays are to take place. The spectacle
ill be beautiful as the grass on the
rcle is growing rapidly and shrub-
iry about the campus is blooming.
Helen Brown is to be the May
ueen. The attendants are; Madeline
lay, Donnie May Norman, Kather-
10 Bennett, Mary Sue Gribble, Mag
eline Blankenship, Louise Fowler,
icraldine Mobley, Louise Clark.
Several folk plays are to be given,
'hey are: Swedish Clap, Seven
umps. Maypole Dutch, Swedish (Tan-
oli), Indian War.
Half-Way Point Toward Year’s
Goal Reached
Little did the students realize last
all that the endowment of $100,000
vould be almost secured by the end
>f the term. A brief review of the
mdowment funds reveals the follow-
In the year 1916, W. J. Slayden,
if Washington City, offered to give
55,000 for endowment, provided the
friends of the school would raise $20,-
000. This amount was pledged and
$15,500 was paid in to the college.
The remainder was borrowed from
the state board. This effort on the
part of those who loved Mars Hill
College brought a total of $26,500
at the beginning of the school yegj"
of 1928-29. This total has been rais
ed during the year to about $53,000.
When we consider that we have re
ceived no gifts so far from unusually
wealthy men or women we should be
encouraged. The gifts this year have
mire, C. Freeman, L. Fite, M. H.
House, N. McCoy, M. Mease, K. Buck,
K. Hurley, A. Lattimore, J. IVanna-
maker, J. McCorkle, N. Butler, L.
Chaffin, J. Oliver, B. Smith, A. Gold,
Jr Graham, S. Propst, W. Harley, L.
Adams, E. Buckner, V. Hise, E. Hen
driks, L. Honeycutt, E. Stuart, M.
M. Allen, E. Frongerger, T; Hoyle,
I. Henderson, V. Peeler, R. Stone, H.
Batson, L. Miller, F. Norwood, M.
Wilson, R. Fowler, J. Anders, E.
Sears, H. Woody, are in the Maypole
The floral maidens are: Helen Ram
sey, Irene Strom, Edna Wilhide,
Frances Watkins, Hazel Wynne, Pat
ty Moore, Kathleen Young, Frances
King, Alma Dark, Ruth Singleton.
Participating in the Dutch folk
play are: -A. Beckwith, R.* Jarvis, F.
Gibbs, A. Bishop, 0. Smith, R. Car
ver, 0. Bennett, M. L. Mease, J.
Oliver, E. Redden, E. Hendricks, M.
Williams, G. Anedrson.
Mary Pope, L. Campbell, C. M.
Page, J. Owen, T. Barton, L. Fite,
M. L. Mease, A. Beckwith, M. Kins-
land, F. Allison, R. Price, S. Propst,
are in the Swedish (Tantoli) folk
In the Indian War folk-play are:
L. Cockrell, M. J. Eller, M. Kinsland,.
R. Howell, E. Smith, R. Whitmore, J.
Waldrop, E. Justice, G. Edwards, P.
Edwards, F. Allison, and Evelyn Han-
Mother! What a undescribable joy
fills our very being at the thought of
her who gave us life and who is still
giving us life by her undying love.
To those of us who do not have one
the word “mother” is the most beau
tiful of any word spoken—to those
of us who have mothers it means as
much. Mothers are the very incarna
tion of all God’s love and goodness.
Are we true to all they wish for us?
Are we thoughtful, kind, and con
May 6 is Mothers’ Day, the Sab
bath set aside in order that we may
show our love for our mothers. It
isn’t enough for us to wear flowers
on Sunday for them'. There is more:
send her candy, for she is a girl still,
a Mothers’ Day card; or best of all
write her a long letter and put all of
you into it. And if there is no mother
surely there’s someone somewhere
who loves you, an aunt, grand
mother, a friend, someone. Don’t for
get, for there’s only one mother for
Vocational Choice
Week Observance
Dali Chapel Talks Emphasize the Im
portance of Choosing 'Vacation.
The week just past has been ob
served in Mars Hill as vocational se
lection w'eek. During this w'eek each
chapel period has been devoted to
talks on the subject.
On Monday Mr. Elliott spoke on
“Vocational Blind Alleys” and show
ed that we should avoid making a mis
take that would lead us into a voca
tional blind alley.
On Wednesday three students made
short talks upon why they entered
certain professions. Irma Henderson
spoke on “Why I Am Studying Medi
cine”; Bill Capel spoke on “Journal
ism”; and Louise Clark concluded the
program with a talk on “Why I M ish
To Teach.”
On Thursday Mr. England spoke on
“Religious Vocations.”
On Friday the week was concluded
by a talk, “The Testimony of the
Test Tube,” by Mr. Grubbs.
Debaters Make 26 to 7 Record for Year;
Biltmore - Mars Hill Contest Closes Season
Since all the physical education
classes participate in the exercises,
together with the public school mu
sic classes, nearly every girl in col
lege is taking part.
In the afternoon field day exercises
-ftre to be held on the athletic field.
'»'here will be the pole vault, high
jump, standing broad jump, running
broad jump, discus throw, shotput,
100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, 440-
een: $22,000 from the family of a | yard run, 880-yard run, one mile
riend of Mars Hill; an 85-acre farm I run, relay race, tug-of-war, and
The debate season which culmi
nated in last week’s debates with
Biltmore was one of the most suc
cessful ever enjoyed by Mars Hill.
The teams, both'girls' and boys, won
all debates but two, the girls losing
to Biltmore, while the boys dropped
one to Boone.
There were eleven contests during
the forensic season and the Mars Hill
hot-air artists won nine of the eleven
debates, collecting twenty-six votes,
while the opposition secured only
seven. Both decisions that were lost
were by a two to one count.
Last Saturday marked the close of
the season and was brought to a con
clusion by a dual debate between the
girls of Biltmore and Mars Hill. The
team split, winning here by a unani
mous vote and losing at Biltmore by
a two to one vote.
A schedule is being made out for
next year that will bring together the
best of the junior college debaters in
the state t otry for a state contest
that will most definitely settle the
question of the junior college cham
pionship of the state, a title that is
now in doubt.
The record of the teams this year
and the material that will return next
year indicate that Mars Hill will
have an excellent chance at this title.
Th eattendance this year has been
excellent considering the times at
which the debates were held.
which amounts to about $1,000; $4,
100 from a friend of the college who
belongs to Mr. Stringfield’s church;
$375 from Mr. Stevens, of Chicago,
and some of his friends.
Then we come to the last gift of
an insurance policy. This policy is
for $1,000 and is given by Joe Med-
lin, of South Carolina. Joe was a for
mer student of Mars Hill College and
many of his friends will remember
The balance of $47,000 is expected
to be raised before the end of school.
Students from South Carolina plan to
raise $6,000 of this.
This endowment is only a step to
wards the beautiful and greater Mars
Hill College of the'future. If others
of means similar to ours can do what
they have done, why can’t we?
throwing the javelin. Three boys
from each class will enter each of
the contests. The preliminaries have
riot been hel3 yet, and it is not known
just who will represent each class in
the field day events. Much interest is
shown on the part of all the boys and
the coach reports that there arc more
boys going out for the events than
ever entered before.
McConnell Gymnasium was con
verted into a veritable fairyland for
the Junior-Senior reception which
was given there on the evening of
April 20. It is the general consensus
of opinion that a more delightful or
enjoyable affair has not been in the
history of Mars Hill College.
On entering the gymnasium the
guests found themselves in a forest,
w'ith everything that a forest pre
supposes — green trees of pine and
dogwood, a lake with frogs, turtles,
and ducks sailing serenely over—a
new moon imeping down out of inky
darkness. All this and more the guests
found, in this bit of transformed na
ture. 'Wandering through this make-
believe fairyland were numerous folk
of the forest — Robin Hood, whose
merry men formed the orchestra
which furnished the music for the
evening, and his fair lady. Maid Ma
rion; Little Red Ridipg Hood herself
with her basket of goodies for her
grandmother; Bo-l’eep, carrying a
long crook and ever in search of her
1 sheep; Hansel and Gretel, happier
than fairy tales would have us be
lieve. Father Time made everypne
happy with the fortunes he presented.
These spent the evening chatting with
the guests and acting the parts _which
they were impersonating. Not to be
overlooked—because it added much
to the enjoyment especially of the
“children” present—was a huge rope
swing wrapped in pink and green pa
per, the colors of the entertaining
class. This was suspended from the
top of the gym. The size of the seat
in the swing—need it be mentioned?
—^was large enough to accommodate
two people and many are the delight
ful memories which shall linger in
the minds of those who enjoyed this
truly childish plaything. Numerous
jackT.o’-lanterns scattered through the
trees gave a soft glow for the back
ground and furnished just enough
light. Rustic chairs and settees furn
ished comfortable seating places for
Following the program on Friday
night, April 19, the Phi’s went into
the election of the officers who will
carry the society over into the begin
ning of the school year 1929-1930.
The following officers were elected:
Frank- Dale, president; DeForest
Hasty, vice-president; Graydon Jor
dan, secretary; Scott Buck, censor;
James Cherry, corresponding secre
tary; Sam Rich, treasurer; Billy Beal,
chaplain; Carl Brown, expression
critic; Leonard England, English gyening at six-thirty and anyone hav-, ^ Ussery, collector; Ray Tol- I Impromptu One-Act Play, taken part
critic; Carl Lowrie and Woodrow j charges to bring or answering reporter; Preston Gibbs, expres-. in by a number of students; Male
Haywood, marshals; Wade Baker, ii-1 charges will be given an opportunity^ ’ ’ . . I _
brarian; Bill Cox, pianist; Tom Dy-j express themselves at that time,
sard, chorister; Romulus Sparks, re-1
The young ministers assembled
Thursday, and the following took part
in a discussion on the calling of
Christ: J. O. Jones, F. M. Julian,
J. F. Mosley, O. M. Hill, R. H. Moore,
E. M. Leonard, and C. L. Weston.
Each of these speakers told of his
personal calling to ministerial ser- porter,
vice. These talks were short but'very With this set of new officers,^the
illustrative of the point under dis- society expects to continue its record
cussion, i of the past in accomplishments and
After some discussions other than achievements,
those on the program. Reverend Mr. 1
Stroupe dismis-sed the conference with Great minds have purposes, others
prayer. have wishes.—Washington Irving. 1
Student Council
Appointed by the
Student Body
In the last meeting of the boys a
student council of five members were
elected to carry on the business of
the boys’ dormitories. This council
has drawn up a constitution that has
been passed by both the students and
the faculty. This constitution gi-ve
them the authority to pass on any ac
tions that come under their jurisdic
tion and to mete out punishment ac
The chief offense that has been par
ticularly designated is stealing. The
new couhcilmen state that no steal
ing will be tolerated and that anyone
convicted of so doing will be sum
marily dismissed from the institution.
The newly elected officers are: Carl
MeareS, chairman; A. B. Parker, Bill
Capel, Roy Griffin, and Dean Plem
those present, and added to the rea
lity of the setting.
In the receiving line which greeted
the guests on arrival were the follow
ing: Ray Tolbert, Bill Capel, ancTLeo-
nard England, officers of the Junior
Class; Mrs. Vann, Mr. Blackwell, and
Miss Patton, sponsors; Mr. and Mrs.
More; Miss Pierce, dean of women;
and Mr. Lee, dean of men. After pass
ing through the receiving line the
guests were presented with programs.
On Thursday, April 18, a nature
program was given in the Non Hall.
The program was opened by an April
pantomime, given by Virginia Isen-
hour and Hazel Wynne. They repre
sented the bashful lover and his coun
try sweetheart making love in the
rain under a huge umbrella. Follow
ing this an interesting reading was
given by Helen Ramsey.
In the concluding number Lady
April gave a surprise party for Mrs. the colors of the Se-
Spring. This part of the program was class. On the backs of these was.
effectively personified by birds and
flowers bringing their gifts.
The girls left the hall realizing
that spring in all its glory had truly
Eu’s Select Com
mencement Officers
best debate of
The newly elected officers of the
Eu Society who went into office April
19 are as follo-ws: Mack Moore, pres
ident; Roy Griffin, vice-president;
Claude Hamby, secretary; J. W. Buck
ner, corresponding secretary; Robert ... —
. . - ITolbert, censor; Bill McLester, chap-j Address of the Evening, in which
>ns. Gain; Fred Bose, chorister; Bill | Scott Buck introduced himself as the
The council meets every Blonday | pianist; J. H. Brown, treas-j speaker; Violin Solo, Marvin Connell;
evening at six-thirty and anyone hav- tt Rq,, TnL I TTv,r„....Tv,T,tii rinn. Piav^ taken nart
a space for dates—a date to corre
spond with each number on the pro
gram, of which there were eight. A
short speech of welcome was given by
Mr. Blackwell, junior sponsor, and
responded to by Mrs. Owen, senior
sponsor. Immediately following this,
punch was served in the French
room, where again the forest effect
had been given by woodland decora
tions and carried out to the punch
bowl which was wrapped with green
The program, which began aS soon
as all had been served, was of a most
unique and entertaining nature.
Briefly, it was as follows: Three-Act
Play, Carl Brown; Vocal Solo, Miss
Patton; “$3.98,” a stunt taken part
in by Belle Howell and Mac Moore;
Anyone interested in Hilltop
work for next year, see Bill
Capel or Mr. McLeod immedi
sion critic; Boyd Brown, debate critic; j Quartet, consisting of Tom Dysard,
j D. L. Stewart, English critic. Scott Buck, Preston Gibbs, and Carl
i It was noticeable that the debate Brown; and lastly, “Mellerdrammer,”
i Friday night was one of exceptionally | a humorous short play.
' fine preparation. Those taking part | During the intervals which follow-
should be heartily commended forjed, refreshments consisting of brick
their interest. j cream in green and gold, and
Other numbers on the program! cake with gold icing, were served.,
were an oration by G. L. Warlick and Favors were small black caps like
a comical reading by W. T. Batson, i (Continued on Page 4)

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