North Carolina Newspapers

An Open Letter
Entered at the Postoffice, Mars Hill, N. C., as Second Class Matter,
February 20, 1926.
Member North Carolina Collegiate Press Association.
-Associate Editor
—Associate Editor
Pearl Justice
.-James Cherry and H. E. Yarbourgh
1 D. L. Stewart
Mack Moore
A. B. PARKER Business Manager
THOMAS L. DYSARD Assistant Business Manager
FRANK DALE - Circulation Manager
JAMES CHERRY-: Exchange Manager
Frank Dale Boyd Brown Ray Tolbert
Sam Rich
You know, often we hear a man raving about what a success
he has been, or what a success his friend has been; and we some
times wonder just what that success is. Success is not what you
win, but how you win it. There is no prize in life, no reward
that is worth one low deed. There is no compensation for dis
honesty, even though that dishonesty be not revealed. There
can never be true succss that is founded upon a foundation that
is made of lies and deceit and cruel deeds. The greatest successes
of life come often through apparent failure. The man who
makes a million dollars and ruins his soul and th esouls of all
he touches is not a success in any eyes save his own. His life is
a failure that is worse than failure; it is ruin. To live this life
simply, to take the fruits that we have earned simply and with
honor, to take our losses smiling, even though it hurts — that
is success. Success can never be measured in the results but in
the motives and methods employed to get results. Oh, yes, the
world looks at results, but you can see what the world fails to
see, and if you see there nothing that you would not have the
world see, then you are a success, and until then you had best
not be too bold. W. C. C.
, 0
Procrastination, or just plain laziness, to put it bluntly, is
not only the thief of time but of genius. The things that are plan
ned and never completed don’t count in these times of results.
There is no limit to the mind of man save in the activities of that
mind. The only limitations that are placed on it are placed at the
behest of the man himself. All too often the student who is the
best equipped mentally for a certain work fails to do it as it
should be done simply because he put it off, and when he finally
did get around to it he was in too big a hurry to deal with it
properly. That is what causes the brilliant student to often lag
far behind the plodder. It is a fact that the brighter the stu
dent the more apt he is to procrastinate. When a student knows
that he must work in order to pass, he will be more apt to study
than the pupil who is brilliant enough to pass with very little ,is valueless however little the task or
study. The ones who have accomplished the most in the world,
though they were endowed with average intellect, are the ones
who have trained their minds by study and concentration to be
keen and alert. These minds are kept constantly alert to re
spond to each problem as they should.
Nashville, Tenn., September 30.
Dear Teachers and Students:
The purpose of this letter is not
to get a good opinion formed, to
“broadcast” or advertise myself; I
only love you, and since I cannot
write you individually I ask if I may
express myself about my school and
its work through your college paper.
1 have not only fallen in love with
the Y. M. C. A. Graduate School and
my work in particular, but also with
Nashville and the location of her
schools in general. Nashville is a city
of some 185,000 people. Even though
our school is two or three miles from
the business section of town the only
disagreeable feature at present is the
dense smoke during the early morn
ing. I wonder some mornings until
about nine o’clock whether I am liv
ing in a fog, clouds or just smoke
Nashville is a very bee-hive for edu
cation. The Y school is between and
adjacent to George ‘ Peabody and
Scarritt College for Teachers. Just
across the street, and alongside these
three schools, lies the large and beau
tiful Vanderbilt campus. When one
looks at their large medical school
and their well-equipped hospital he is
led to say that theirs is the coming
Johns Hopkins of the South, and if
Vanderbilt’s Theological Library is
any medium of measurement their
School of Religion must be one of
the very best.
I am matriculated in the Y.M.C.A.
Graduate School, but will be doing
some work with affilicated institu
tions. At present I have two courses
here and two over at Vanderbilt.
The two here are Physical Educa
tion and (2) Sociology. The two at
Vanderbilt are Hygiene and Preven
tion of Diseases, and Anatomy.
The physical education course is
various physical activities in the
gymnasium as: pramid building, tum
bling, parallel work, marches, drills,
club work, and calisthenics. The an
atomy is a study of the human body;
while hygiene is a study of public
health in general and of contagious
and non-contagious diseases and
their prevention in particular. At
present we ar-«- studying smallpox
i and hydrophobia. My sociology is a
study of life in a typical community
with its comon, every-day problems.
Every Y.M.C.A. graduate student
has to work twenty-eight hours a
week to help defray his school ex
penses. My weeks are divided into a
regular schedule. Eight hours is in
the building at the telephone switch
board and at the front desk. I de
tested the switchboard work very
much before beginning, but somehow
I’m enjoying the work now and am
gaining valuable experience. No work
the various high and prep schools of
Our meals are served cafeteria
style. Five-dollar meal tickets are is
sued and placed in our mail boxes
each week. The average student eats
twenty-five to thirty dollars worth of
food per month.
Our Y.M.C.A. building is very
nice, roomy, and well arranged.
Every activity is carried on within
the one building. Besides what you
see in a regular “Y” we have an aud
itorium, classrooms, dormitory space
for over a hundred students, three
big gymnasiums and a standard-size
swimming pool. All rooms for the
students are single, but very nice
and well furnished. Each is furnish
ed with a walnut dresser, table, rock
er, and straight chair. The floors are
cement, with a foot-light as well as
overhead light in each room'. Within
is also found window curtains for the
double windows, a rug, and clean
I have had several people ask me
why I did not go to Columbia, Illi
nois, or other university for my phy
sical training. No doubt I would fin
ish there a more highly trained tech
nician, a more finished product in
physical development. Here the
classes are small, rotation or repeti
tion in the same activity is rapid, con
tact is more ready, and actual prac
tice work is had, since the Y. M. C. A.
A. Graduate School directs all the
physical education of the Vander
bilt students, both boys and girls.
Then what would a highly trained
technician at Columbia be worth at
graduation if he cannot interpret
and apply the principles of the
Christian religion? Besides, the un
usually high type of fellowship man
ifested here, character development
goes hand in hand with body develop
I extend my regards and hope for
you and Mars Hill College the hap
piest and most profitable year ever.
My heart is in the work. May His
blessings be upon you as you try to
serve him through the college.
Most sincerely,
J. Frank Furches,
Y.M.C.A. Graduate School,
Nashville, Tenn.
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School for Chaperons f
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Sifice schools to teach one this or iOiV(
Are being started every day
I have a flan, a notion fat
Of one which / am sure would fo‘_
'Twould be a venture strictly new.
No shtsking uf of dusty bones-.
How does the scheme affeal to you
A regular school for chaferonesl
One course would be to dull the ear,
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And one would be to dim the eye, '®
So whisfered love they'd never hea
And glance coquettish never sfy;
They'd be taught somnolence, and
Ofttimes closed eye for sleef atone
Had / a million. I’d endow
A regular school for chaferonesl
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The Literary Societiei ut ti
at Mars Hill Golle
No factor in college activitiei
more important or has more
reaching benefits than close atte
ance at, and participation in, the
erary society work.
Here, under the most favon
circumstances, and amid the n
logical surroundings, the students
given the opportunity to acquir
working experience in public sp«
ing, or, in short, expressing one
on one’s feet.
Talk to any man who has 1
active in public affairs. Ask
what, in his opinion, is one of
most essential traits of a succes;
man. He will, almost ini
reply, that the ability to exp
himself at a public gathering oi
a public speaker, is invaluable
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Business and commerce are n
Seeking the Truth
Seek the truth! Seek the truth about all things. In this day
and in this age there is propaganda of all kind being spread.
There are statements that we have heard from childhood. There
are things in our lives that have influenced us from an early age.
There are ideas that have been instilled into our very beings.
We got many of them from our mothers, many from companions,
many from other sources. But because we have had these ideas
all these years is no reason we have to hold to them. Some of
them are good. Many are not true. We will be broadened,
strengthened, and life will be more worthwhile if we seek the
truth about all things. Search for it; don’t be content to live
longer without it. And when you have sought the truth it may
be that things you have clung to from childhood will shatter.
But in the discovery that some of your beliefs are not correct,
be sport enough to be glad that you have at least found the
Class Privileges
The members of each class have certain privileges granted to
them. Those who granted the privileges knew what was best for
us. We have rules for the good of the school. Many of them
were made as a result of someone’s failing to appreciate the
privleges somewhere in the past. Let’s all think seriously about
these things and be on our guard at all times in order that we
may not betray the confidence placed in us. The privileges are
ours to enjoy as long as we seem to appreciate them, so let’s use
them properly.
however remote it might be from
your own field of work. Another
eight hours of work is with the Blake-
more Methodist Church boys. A Bap
tist working in a Methodist church?
Yes! 'Why let denominationalism or
creed hinder? We should all be a
big army, working as one, serving the
Lord. This work at Blakemore in
cludes the leading of the boys’ play
activities on Saturday afternoon or
night, generally in the “Y” gymnas
ium, and the teaching of their Sun
day School class at their church on
Sunday morning. They want football
at present for their physical activity.
In the between times we have already
planned the following recreations:
picnics, opossum hunts and fishing
parties. During my remaining four
teen hours another physical student
and I will be down in the locker room
and in the gymnasium working with
the “Faculty Health Club.” This
Club is composed of not only Y.M.C.
A. Graduate School professors but
also of those in the nearby institu
tions. A part of our time will be
given to aiding in their exercise,
swimming, and games; then part to
massaging their bodies, electrical
baking of sores and bruises, ultra
violet ray treatment, etc.
Besides these twenty-eight hours of
manual labor a week the physical
majors have the opportunity, as far
as they have time, *of officiating at
various inter-atffiletic games during
the school year. Only Friday anoth
er physical student and ■ were given
the Central High-Franklin High foot
ball game to work. What money we
can make at this kind of work, usual
ly ten dollars per game, is lurs. My!
how that helps. We hope to do a
game every week or two here among j
Thoughts for Boys
There are many things ahead that
you can strive for—many things that
even, fools can win. But ask yourself
what goods are worth the gaining.
Because everyone of you has strength
inside you, you will not wish to waste
your substance. And, when you ask
yourself this question, there will
come, like the sap to the limbs of a
tree, from within not without, some
thing; that tells you in so many other
words, “Seek Manhood. If riches
will help you, use them; if poverty
your goal is Manhood- For all things
will depart from you, like flesh off
your bones, when the end comes; but
your Manhood is the robe of your
Soul, shielding it from shameful
will assist you, us that; but be sure
waste. J.
ing more rapidly today than evei
the history of the world. This tr '
will continue to increase rather t
to diminish. Along with this actif
greater demands are made on
human factor. Therefore, the i
who is able to elucidate clearly
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to bring to bear powers of rheti^^^^
that others do not possess, usu'
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carries the day. ^
In the literary society progri
splendid opportunity is afforded
members to engage in debates,
present talks on various topics,
to make addresses. This trainini
invaluable, and every member
each of the literary societies slid
take this part of college work n ^
seriously and participate eagerly^
all the doingp^ of his or her partici
And then there’s the Scotchman
who bought a lifetime fountain pen
in his baby’s name.
“So you think it would be foo
to marry a girl who is my mentah
ferior?” i
“No. Impossible.” I
The foliage on the hillsides is j'
beginning to take on its fall col
ing, and from now until the
fall nature’s handiwork will be at[‘
Show onr advertUers that we
itreciate their co-operation.
Black and Blue and Gold. Those boys are fighting for you
let’s see you fight for them. Last week’s game was lost, but thal
past. Tomorrow is another day and another game. Let’s go, s
dents! Back that team!
The first month has turned back into that space reserved
such things and exam time is here. A lot of us are going to fie
this first month. "We may as well face the facts as they are p
sented to us. Merely because we are failing this first moT'^^
does not mean that we are going to fail the other eight. Tak^j'^
grip and “keep everlastingly at it.’’
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