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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 9, 1929.
^ S. U. Convention
*it Greensboro One of
»rs Hill Well Represented at Stu
Mars Hill sent twenty-eight del
ates to the State B. S. U. confer
ee that was held at N. C. C. W. last
;ek-end where many prominent
sakers were heard and quite a num-
r of social affairs were carried
The Mars Hill delegation traveled
: bus and by car and arrived after
few minor mishaps at Greensboro
,e Friday afternoon. The session
ened with prayer and song, a ser-
•e conducted by J. K. Blackburn, a
rmer student of the College. Im-
3diately following the service in
ng Dr. J. Clyde Turner pastor of
e First Baptist Church of Greens-
ro, made a talk that was to inaug-
ate a series that he continued
’ roughout the convention. “Con-
lering Compromise” was the sub-
ct of the short sermonette that was
en. (Continued on Page 4)
erlamie Perry Chosen
President of Glee Club
At a recent meeting of those in-
rested in Glee Club work for the
ar, Mamie Perry was elected pres-
Ilfent of the club, Alice Beckwith,
Mcretary; Charles Alexander, treas-
^er; Ray O’Brian .ond Ann Bishop,
There are 38 members in the club,
ai( of whom are more or less inter-
ted in that type of work. It is said
I.fct from all indications the club is
jing to be the best one Mars Hill
ans ever had.
-SThe club meets each Friday after-
rson at 4 o’clock for an hour. Miss
3on is director and Miss Martha
a. ggers is pianist.
descendants of Many
SCivil War Vets at M. H.
teresting Statistics Revealed by
Lions Lose to Bears
of Lenoir-Rhyne 25-0
Lenoir-Rhyne Launched Early Attack
Which Gave Them Lead.
The Mars Hill eleven was defeated
at Hickory last Saturday by Lenoir-
Rhyne by the score of 25-0. The
game, however, was a much more in
teresting one than the score indicated.
Each team made seven first downs,
yet the Bears took advantage of all
the breaks. The first touchdown came
from a series of line bucks and an
end run. The right side of the line
was greatly weakened by the absence
of Chiles, the veteran guard. The
Rhynes scored another touchdown af
ter Anderson had fumbled. Here they
carried the ball over the right side
of the line for a touchdown.
The third score came as the result
of Green’s juggling a 40-yard pass
and then stepping off for a touch
down. Here the extra point was add
ed by placement.
The Lions threatened in the second
quarter, taking the ball on their own
35-yard line and on two line plunges
and three passes placed it on the 5-
yard line. Here the attack halted.
Two line plays were smeared; an end
run came to naught, and the final ef
fort, a pass was grounded in the end
The third quarter is where guard
I Burnett starred by making thirteen
of the sixteen tackles.
The offensive punch goes to Plem-
mons who hit the line for gains time
and time again, running back punts
and all types of broken field running.
Even the spectators on the side lines
could be heard to say “Watch 77 play
The punting of Camnitz was weak.
Yet all the boys will be in their fight
ing hard against Biltmore Junior Col
lege. Let’s all get together and boost
the team Saturday.
Program Nov. 7
f iA check-up on information gath-
ed by the Hilltop reveals many in
resting statistics in regard to the
jr between the states as it relates
-y^jthe students of the college. Nearly
-A ery student had some relation, usu-
^y grandparent who wore either the
^5ie or the gray during the war be-
iKKSeen the states.
iNaturally, this being a Southern
nool, the majority of the veterans
ire the gray and followed the stand-
d of Lee and Jackson. There were
6 descendants of Confederate •
andparents found in the college
file there were 15 whose grand-
thers wore the blue and fought un-
r the Stars and Stripes.
Wany interesting facts arose. There
ire seven families in which they
Ire divided, one being a “yankee”
d the other a “reb.” Some of them
re staunch supporters of the Uni-
, and of these there were three
scendants whose grandparents
tatt^ght solidly for the Union.
-Several captains, majors and other
;cers were found among the list, a
V giving the company in which
ir forbears served. Several were
ed as fighting in Lee’s army of
•gpnia, a few under Jackson, and
p majority under Hill in the North
p |^|)ne of the students had a grand-
ent who was killed at the battle
ull Run, one of the very first bat-
of the war, and he was one of the
t to fall. He was fighting under
Stars and Bars.
lother had a grandparent that was
rtered in the old college building
Wars Hill during the war. He was
ind so they run, some on one side,
;e on the other. It made an inter-
t _ng study to revive old memories
'^^^hose bloody days that have passed
;ver from our nation.
Retain Old Calendar
The Euthalians held their regular
meeting for the week Friday night,
November 8, 1929, with an interest
ing program which was enjoyed by all.
First on the program was an ora
tion by Robert Tolbert, then a decla
mation by W. E. Allison. The debate
query was a subject that has received
considerable comment and discussion
recently. Since several new men
were on for this discussion they
showed what they could do in debat
ing. The query for debate was_ “Re
solved, That a Change to the Thirteen
Month Calendar Should Be Approv
ed.” George Tindall and W. O. Rosser
upheld the affirmative with fine argu
ment, while Glenn Williams and D. A.
Simpson refuted their statements
and showed wherein the old calendar
is still better.
Val Edwards gave some excellent
jokes, and H. F. Nash rendered a
good selection, after which the pres
ident recognized the visitors.
Mrs. Shaw Provides
Dates, Spooks, Eats, Fun in Abund
ance at Dinner Hour.
to Begin November 23
Four Societies Will Present Programs
Before Christmas Holidays.
. diplomat is a man who tries to avert
^gs that never would be if there were
There are a great number of stu
dents eating in the dining hall who
have expressed the wish that Hal
lowe’en would come more than once
a year. They can hardly be blamed
for making such a rash wish because
Mrs. Shaw always gives us a big time
on Hallowe’en night. Any person
who was at supper Thursday night
and did not enjoy that brief half-
hour does not appreciate a good time.
As the students entered the dining
hall with no thought of ghosts or
witches, they were met at the door
by a very spooky ghost who carried a
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The anniversary programs of the
four literary societies are scheduled
to be given in the near future. The
programs this year are planned to be
somewhat different from what they
were last year, especially those of the
boys! The two boys’ societies had a
joint program last year; whereas this
year they will have separate ones.
The girls will have separate programs
as usual. It has also been decided that
the anniversary programs will be pre
sented on the last four Saturday
nights before the Christmas holidays.
According to the schedule of the
programs, the Euthalians will present
their program first, November 23.
The Nonpareils will have the thirti
eth of November for their program.
The following Saturday night, Dec
ember 7, the Philomathians will ren
der theirs. The last Saturday night
before the Christmas holidays, Dec
ember 14, will be given to the Clios
for their program. Each program, as
far as possible, will be representative
of the type of programs given at the
regular meetings in the halls.
Reaches 100 Mark
Nine Men on Campus..
in Army or Navy
During World War
Several Students From Mars Hill
Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock
the following program was given in
the Clio hall: vocal solo, LaRue Man-
gum; What Is Music? by Louise Pat
ton; cornet solo, Florence Johnson;
musical reading, Jerry Mahaffey; pia
no solo, Ruth Davis; and two French
harp numbers by Cora Arch.
One new member was initiated in
to the society, making a total of one
hundred members, the largest num
ber of Clios in the history of the so
During the World War there were
many men from the Mars Hill campus
and other colleges who saw service.
The eleven year interval that has
elapsed has scattered them far and
wide, but we find that nine men on
the campus were in either the army or
navy during the war.
Hoyt Blackwell, now head of the
Greek and Bible department at Mars
Hill, was a member of a crew on a
six-inch gun in the 312th Field Artil
lery, Seventy-ninth Division. Mr.
Blackwell also had a grandfather
that was a major in the Confederate
army during the war between the
J. A. McLeod another of the fac
ulty, was a corporal in Bat. D, 58th
Field Artillery. Mr. McLeod did not
reach France during the war, but was
prepared to go as the war closed.
His grandfather and also his father
saw service in the Confederate army.
0. L. McGinnis, a student, was in
Co. C, 28th Infantry and was sta
tioned at Camp Dix, New Jersey,
during the major part of the war.
He is now a student of the college
taking a regular course.
R. M. Lee, one of the deans of the
college, was a private in Co. B, S.A.
T.C. Mr. Lee did not serve overseas
but was stationed at home during the
war. His father was a member of
the home guard of the army of the
James P. Anderson was in the
149th Artillery during the war. He
is now a student of the college.
1. N. Carr, dean of men, enlisted in
1917 as a private and was promoted.
Before the armistice he was recom
mended for commission which was ac
At the regular meeting, November
7 the Nonpareil Literary Society
dedicated its program to Armistice
Day. The hall was beautifully dec
orated with the National colors. The
program consisted of an essay on
Armistice by Thelma Harding, a vo
cal solo, Donnie May Norman; poem,
“In Flaqders Field,” Margaret Green;
“The Big Four,” Emily Patrick, Myr
tle Elmore, Winifred White, and Car
rie Green; short story, “Greater
Love,” Francis Barnes. The program
had been well planned and impressed
and inspired every one present with
the spirit of patriotism.
At the preceding weekly meeting
the society presented a Hallowe’en
program participated in by Sharon
Buckner, Bessie Leiby, Virginia
Stikeleather, Margaret Allen, Nellie
Butler, Emily Upchurch, and Kath
leen Marshall. Following the pro
gram brief talks were made by two
visitors, Mrs. Milstead and W. C.
Nonpareils Give an
At the regular meeting, October
24, the Nonpareils enjoyed an im
promptu program. The negative of
the dehate. Resolved, That Girls Can
Be More Popular at Mars Hill Than
at Home, was upheld by Misses Edna
Stroude and Kate Allison. The af
firmative was defended by Misses
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cepted after the war was over. He
was a member of the 311th Supply
Company, independent organization
attached to the 76th Division. He is
now a first lieutenant in the U. S.
Reserve Corps. Mr. Carr reports
a grandfather who wore the blue
during the Civil War.
C. L. Weston, now a student here_
is the only student of' the group to
have been in the navy. He was a
private on the U. S. S. Alabama dur-
ing" the hostilities.
Coach Roberts was a captain in
the 33d Squadron U. S. Marine Fly