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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 7, 1929.
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DR. R. L. BOLTON CLOSES TEN
DA YS^ E VA NG ELI STIC SER VICES
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Religious Spirit Prevalent on
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Both the community and the col
lege have already realized a great
blessing from the presence and ser
vices of Dr. R. L. Bolton who was on
our campus for ten days. Dr. Bolton
was graduated from Mercer Univer-
tu.s^ty from the Southern Baptist
j^^Theological Seminary. He held one
pastorate in New Orleans and several
^^in Georgia before going into Evan-
'gelistic work. He did south-wide
.lo^work for four years under the super-
of tho Seminary in Louisville.
IHe then went to the Baptist Bible In-
raastitute in New Orleans to do the same
type of work. He is still connected
f’*with this Institute, doing Evangelistic
►'•work.
Never before in the history of the
icollege has a more beautiful spirit of
co-operation been manifested between
Ithe students and the teachers. The
tmemhers of the faculty have plainly
shown that Christ’s work is the all-
important work. They made short
and easy assignments, urging the stu
dents to attend the evening services.
lEach teacher was very thoughtful
D. Hiden Ramsey Will
Speak Founders Day
EUTHALIANS GIVE
SNAPPY PROGRAM
AND ELECT OFFICERS
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are glad that he has come into our
midst, and is the major in voice here
at Mars Hill. The Lord has given him
a marvelous voice. While training
his voice so that he may become more
efficient in His service, he very gra
ciously and earnestly served his
Maker in the revival. We pray that
God may richly bless John Samuel in
his training for the Lord’s work.
There are approximately four hun
dred and twenty students enrolled in
school. Only God can estimate the
results in these individual lives and
in our campus. May this season have
been the planting o'f a stronger and
more determined purpose in the Sun
day School, the B. Y. P. U.s, and
other religious organizations on the
campus. Many have been brought
closer to Jesus Christ by conversion
and rededication, and have affiliated
themselves with the college church.
The fields are white to harvest; glean
ers are needed. Let us, fellow stu
dents, line up four hundred strong
for nine months of earnest and con
scientious labor for our Master.
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,nd did all that he or she could to
lelp the students.
“ Prayer groups were organized in
all the dormitories under the direc
tion of “Mother Blggers,” “Mother
Roberts,” “Mother Alderman,” and
"“Mother Milstead.” There were
eighteen groups that met each even
ing from seven until seven-thirty
o’clock one week prior to the re-
——vival. During the meeting the prayer
services lasted only fifteen minutes,
►^^he Christian students showed deep
—^concern for their unsaved fellows.
Many consecrated, Christian boys and
girls lingered with the people for the
after-service prayer meeting. This
experience service was the means of
drawing many closer to the Saviour.
Reverence reigned in the heart of
each boy and girl as he or she went
into the building for the daily chapel
services. With our beloved president,
-Our professors, our teachers, our dor-
i^itory mothers, and our friends we
were like one big family gathered by
the fireside for family worship and
prayer.
Dr. Bolton’s messages were inspir-
i. ing and interesting. The subjects
which he used while in our midst
still linger and will continue to do so
for many weeks and months to come.
They were as follows:
“What Jesus Taught Concerning
Prayer,” “The Need and Results of a
Revival,” “Why Prayers Arc Not
(Answered,” “The Law of Sin,” “Re-
liceneration or the Second Birth,”
—^”The Supreme Mission of the
Church,” “A Man Up a Tree,” “Ex
cuses for Not Accepting Jesus,” “The
Divine Banquet Hall,” “God, the An-
J Jffiorage for Our Soul,” “The Straight-
est Way to Calvary,” “The Last
Chance,” “The Laws of the Cross,”
‘Attitudes Toward God,” “The Choice
fjyof Moses,” “Why I Believe in the
Bible as the Word of God,” “How to
Keep Growing in the Spiritual Life,”
‘The Supreme Attributes of God,”
‘How to Change the Face or the
"'ransfiguring Power of an Ideal,”
‘The New Testament Portrait of
lesus.”
Not only shall these deep spiritual
I£peTmons linger in our hearts, but also
shall the many spiritual songs con-
echoing in our lives. The mu-
psic, under the direction of Miss Mar
tha Biggers, head of the college mu-
jsic department, was exceedingly
jgood. Members of the faculty and
iseveral students brought sweet mes
sages in song. God has given them a
[Voice and it is wonderful to see how
willing they serve Him. Their ser
vices have been an example of conse
crated talents and personality.
John Samuel Cain, Bartow, Flor
ida, led the gospel song services. We
Orchestra Contemplates
Successful Year
Saturday, October 12, is to be ob
served as Founders Day. There will
be classes as usual in the morning,
but at eleven o’clock D. Hiden Ram
sey, manager of the Asheville Times,
will deliver an address.
As yet the program has not been
entirely completed.. It will be well
worth attending by all. The speaker
is a noted writer in addition to being
an accomplished speaker. There will
be special music also.
In the afternoon there is to be a
football game on the home field.
PRE-MED COURSE IS
APPROVED BY A.M.A.
Mars Hill Among First Junior Col
leges Approved.
Tentative Organization Is Perfected.
Because of the late arrival of sev
eral musicians the college orchestra
is not yet completely organized, but
partially successful efforts at organ
ization have been made in the two
meetings already held. The director
urges all students who can play an
orchestral instrument to join the or
chestra in order to make it a lively
organization and to develop any la
tent talent which they may possess.
This year Mrs. Robinson will be
the solo violinist and Miss Elkins ac
companist. At present the remainder
of the orchestra has been arranged
tentatively as follows: first violins,
Marvin Connell, Earnest Moore,
Emily Upchurch; second violins, Ruth
Davis and Elliott Harrell; clarinet,
Florence Johnson; E flat alto saxo
phone, Robert Robinson and Bar-
rott McKinney; trumpets, Clemmer
Carrol, Jarvis Lawrence, Jeffry Free
man, N. B. MacDevitt; drums, Jimmy
Cherry; ’cello, Robert Lane. When
they are organized the orchestra will
practice once or twice every week
and play regularly in chapel. They
hope to be in operation by Founders
Day but are uncertain as to their
being fully organized by that time.
Not only does the orchestra offer
valuable experience to those expect
ing to enter upon a musical career,
but also offers a well balanced social
program. They expect to have two
parties a year the same as any other
student organization.
NONPAREILS GIVE
COMIC PROGRAM
The Nonpareil Literary Society
held its regular meeting Thursday,
September 26. A very interesting and
entertaining program was rendered
by the Comic Nonpareil Chautauqua
with Miss Bessie Lieby as tent direct
or. Fine amusing entertainments were
given, each one a delight to the aud
ience. A piano entertainment was
given by Miss Marjorie Gailt. Miss
Agnes Lee Johnson delivered an in
spiring lecture. The Frances ukulele
duet was an interesting feature. Two
lectures, very instructive in the art
of agriculture, were delivered by
Misses Frances Holloman and Helen
Beckwith.: The Pigdon Minstrel, pre
senting a coon jubilee, was a source
of mirth to everyone. At the close
of the program Miss Rex Ramsey fa
vored the society by a reading from
Hiawatha. The members of the so
ciety were pleased to sec many vis
itors present and to receive into the
society six new members.
Claude Hamby Chosen as President.
In the latest bulletin of the Ameri
can Medical Association giving the
list of colleges approved for pre-med
ical work is included the name of
Mars Hill College.
The action of the American Med
ical Association is considered signifi
cant in the progress of junior col
leges, as heretofore the association
has not recognized pre-medical work
done in a junior college. The fact
that Mars Hill was included in the
first list of junior colleges thus ap
proved is further gratifying to the
administration of the College. While
the pre-medical work at Mars Hill
has for some time been fully accept
ed by leading medical colleges of the
country, this has beej> done without
the official approval of the American
Medical Association.
Credentials of pre-medical work
taken in junior colleges must show
the completion of at least sixty
semester hours in subjects of college
grade, including the required credits
in physics, chemistry, biology, and
English. Students presenting such
credentials must have completed at
least fifteen units of accredited high
school work before taking college
courses. The following schedule of
subjects for the two-year pre-med
ical course, which was prepared by a
special committee of the association,
coincides with the course suggested
in the Mars Hill catalogue.
Required subjects: chemistry 12
hours, physics 8 hours, biology 8
hours, English composition and lit
erature 6 hours, other non-science
subjects 12 hours; subjects strongly
urged: a modern foreign language
6-12 hours, advanced botany or zoo
logy 3-6 hours, psychology and logic
3-6 hours, advanced mathematics 3-6
hours,additional courses in chemistry
3-6 hours; other suggested electives:
English economics, history, sociol
ogy, political science, mathematics,
Latin, Greek, drawihg.
Many on the campus perhaps do
not know that Mars Hill is also fully
accredited by the State Department
of Education, the Southern Associa
tion of College and Secondary
Schools, and the American Associa
tion of Junior Colleges.
The Eus held their third meeting
Friday afternoon, September 27. Al
though the meeting was not at the
regular time there was a large num
ber present.
The first number on the program
was an oration, “The Love of a
Mother,” by James Holmes. This was
followed by a declamation, “Imortal-
ityj” given by Mack Moore in an ex
cellent manner. The nexf event on
the program was a debate, “Resolved,
That Intercollegiate and Interscho
lastic Athletics, as at Present Con
ducted, Are Detrimental.” The af
firmative was composed of L. D. Us-
sery and W.F.Edgerton, and the neg
ative was represented by T. W. Re
gan and G. D. Wilson. Although the
affirmative put up a brave fight, the
judges rendered their decision in fa
vor of the negative.
Immediately following the debate
T. E. Barton was called on to ex
hibit his ability in making an im
promptu speech. He made several
snappy remarks concerning the way
in which he answered himself here
at Mars Hill. The last number on the
program was funny jokes given by
H. C. Yarborough.
In the business meeting which fol
lowed the program the following offi
cers were elected: president, Claud
Hamby; vice-president, George
Hayes; recording secretary, Robert
Tolbert; censor, Deiter Wilson; chap
lain, Eli Calahan; corresponding sec
retary, David Stewart; English critic,
Arthur Lynch; expression critic, Ray
Tolbert; debate critic, Boyd Brown;
chorister, Paul Reese; pianist, Wil-
ford Reese; reporter, Levi Dilday;
sargeant-at-arms, William Edgerton;
timekeeper, H. E. Yarborough; jan
itor, Mack Moore. With these fine
officers leading, the Eus expect to
climb higher on the ladder of success
in the near future.
Schedule of Public
Functions
Oct. 6—County, State and oth
er Clubs—Picnics, Mountain
Hikes.
Oct. 12—Founders Day.
Ball Game in Afternoon.
Movie, “King of Kings,”
7:30. .
Oct. 19—Sunday School Class
Picnics.
Oct. 26—Movie.
Nov. 2—Class Outings, A-3,
A-4, C-1, C-2.
Nov. 9—Dr. B. W. Spilman.
Nov. 16—Dramatic Club.
MANY STATES AND
COUNTIES REPRESENTED
Statistics Show Largest Senior Class.
Philomathians Hold
Interesting Meeting
Seventy counties of North Carolina,
eleven states. District of Columbia,
Central America, and Cuba are rep
resented in the 420 students enrolled
at Mars Hill, according to statistics
given out by the registrar’s office.
These statistics show the largest
Senior class ever enrolled at the col
lege during the fall term, 103 showing
ing the required minimum for a Sen
ior of 28 hours and eight quality
points and 30 who will be rated sen
iors at the close of the first semester.
The Junior class numbers 258, the
fourth-year academy class 37, the
third-year academy class 22. Of the
total enrollment 242 are boys and 178
are girls. And strange as it may seem
the Senior class comprises more girls
than boys, the class roll showing 54
girls and 49 boys.
N. C. Leads
Of the states represented, North
Carolina leads with 305; South Car
olina comes second with 87; Tennes
see third with 19. Other states and
countries are as follows: Alabama 5,
Central America 1, Cuba 1, District
of Columbia 1, Florida 4, Georgia 4,
Kentucky 3, Louisiana 1, Maryland
3, Mississippi 2, Pennsylvania 1, Vir
ginia 9.
Enrollment from the counties of
North Carolina is as follows: Alle
ghany 3, Anson 1, Ash 1, Avery 2,
Bertie 1, Bladen 2, Brunswick 1,
Buncombe 29, Burke 9, Cabarrus 1,
Caldwell 7, Carteret 1, Catawba 2,
Chatham 4, Cherokee 8, Chowan 1,
Cleveland 16, Columbus 6, Davie 6,
Davidson 2, Durham 2, Edgecombe 4,
Forsythe 7, Franklin 2, Gaston 10,
Gates 2, Graham 1, Granville 3, Guil
ford 6, Greene 2, Harnett 2, Hay
wood 12, Henderson 12, Hartford 3,
Iredell 9, Jackson 5, Lenoir 1, Lin
coln 3, McDowell 12, Montgomery 7,
Moore 2, Mecklenburg 3, Nash 3,
Onslow 1, Orange 1, Person 2, Pitt
5, Polk 3, Randolph 3, Richmond 2,
Robeson 2, Rutherford 18, Simpson
6, Stanley 2, Swain 4, Surry 4, Tran
sylvania 8, Union 5, Wake 7, Wayne
3, Wilkes'1, Wilson 1, Yadkin 1, Yan
cey 12.
On Friday afternoon, September
28, the Philomathian Literary Socie
ty held its third program of the scho
lastic year. Due to the sudden no
tice of change in the meeting hour,
several members and visitors were not
present as expected. Nevertheless,
much enthusiasm and fellowship were
shown as a result of the fine pro
gram.
The first number was a debate,
“Resolved, That the Federal Govern
ment Should Own, Operate, and Con
trol the Principal Sources of Hydro
electric Power.” The affirmative was
represented by George Stroupe and
Jack Felmet, while W. Scott Buck and
Graves Mumiord upheld the negative
side of the query. Both sides pi'e-
sented acceptable proof and persua
sion, but the negative came back in
the rebuttal with a terrific attack
which lodged so firmly in the heands
of the judges that the decision was
given to the negative.
Next, Vernon Jordan played a clas
sical selection of piano music, much
to the pleasure of the audience.
Afterwards, T. Carl Brown gave
another oration, entitled “Lest We
Forget.” This timely subject was re
ceived with much applause.
Following the oration, Thomas Dy-
sard was a commendable success in
his declamation, “The Curse of Reg-
ulus.” By his clear interpretation the
hall was the scene of old Roman days.
Mr. Dysard brought his masterpiece to
a close with a wonderful, dramatic
finale.
After the program had ended all
visitors were given a chance to ex
press their opinion. Several members
of the faculty spoke, followed by
short speeches by student visitors.
Glios Give Shakes
pearean Program
Twenty-two New Members Added.
Thursday afternoon a very dra
matic program was presented in the
Clio hall. Those on the program
showed much preparation and every
one present commented on the pro
gram’s being an exceptional one.
The program as given was as follows:
Some Facts Concerning Shakes
peare’s Life, Carolyn Freeman; Mark
Anthony’s Speech Over Caesar’s
Body, Patty Moore; Scene From Cleo-
patria, Ruth Cooper and Louise Fow
ler; Scene from “Macbeth,” Thelma
Hoyle; Violin Solo, Ruth Davis.
Dr. Bolton visited the society. His
remarks were very inspiring and ben
eficial to all.
There were twenty-two girls who
joined the society. The numbers are
rapidly nearing the zenith of past
years.
Cleveland County Club
Organizes
The students from Cleveland
County met last Monday and elected
the following officers to pilot the club
through the coming year: president,
H. E. Yarborough; vice-president, J.
L. Suttle; secretary and treasurer,
Margaret Hamrick; reporter, Hoyle
Lee.
The Cleveland County Club has
been in existence several years and
has a rather large membership, as
quite a number of boys and girls come
up annually from that good county.
    

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