ERYBODY in Sunday
School This Spring!
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARL 12, 1930.
\caminations Just Completed
Reveal Interesting Statistics
e examinations that have just
passed revealed some rather in-
ting statistics that came to light
result of the completed records
. 3 registrar’s office. The total re-
this year were somewhat below
standard of last year. Whethr
s due to the fact that grades fol-
i rather up-and-down graph over
nber of years is a matter of con-
college students made A on
ibjects, but three Academy stu-
;i registered these coveted marks.
Kendall, Eva Robbins and C.
laye made A on all subjects,
ere was a total of 159 As made,
s and 172 Es. The rest of the
*s ran in the C, D, and I columns
jwere not computed for publica-
the English Department there
10 As made, seven in advanced
sh sections and three in Acad-
No freshman made A on Eng-
There were a total of 6G Bs
to help the standard of this de-
eient, but it also had the largest
f|>er of failures, 51 making E on
xt in number of failures came
JFrench department, totaling 27
ivill have to repeat the course.
C th ran a close second in the
)er of failures. The complete
^ d of the French department re-
d only one A and that was in
,|year high school French. This
jis the first year that this depart-
has failed to secure at least five
in this department we find that
were about 30 Bs. A great num-
f students made C on the course,
ct, a larger number of Cs were
this year than has been done for
the Economics division there
no As made. In fact, there were
7 Bs and 7 Es. The rest of these
nts managed to get A, C, or D
th totaled 40 Bs and 15As to
1 its 26Cs, while the rest came
with Cs and Ds.
lucation led the list of high
s; 30 As were made, 62Bs and
one E out of the total number
the Science department 13 man-
to get an A while the Bs came
1 with 45, and 20 had to repeat
Bible department scored the
in the number of As made,
i total of 48; 38 made a B and
d the course.
the Physics section G received
10 got Bs and only 2 failed
As were made in the Spanish
tment and only 11 made Bs,
15 had to repeat the course.
Latin department placed third
total number of As made, with
it placed fourth with the num-
Bs made, with a total of 48,
ourth in number of failures;
failing the course.
;he section of Government no
re made, while 11 made Bs and
ated the course.
he Greek department one stu-
3gistered an A, 5 made Bs, and
vere no failures.
^ History department register
's, 54 Bs and 21 failures.
^e German department No As
nade, only 1 made a B and 4
fe statistics show a decrease in
I as compared with those of last
his probably can be accounted
lit it is hoped that when the
er closes in May that the final
nations will show a decided in-
Science Club Gives
Nine New Members Received Twen
ty In Club.
The Science Club had its regular
meeting Tuesday evening, January
21, 1930. The program given at this
first meeting in the new semester was
a Physic’s Program and one of un
usual interest. Each member taking
part on the program rendered his
part in a very interesting and credit
able manner. The following program
was given: “How the Forests feed the
clouds,” by Graves Mumford; “Con
cerning Watt and the Steam Kettle,”
by Levie Dilday; “Why Kitty Lands
Butter-side Up,” by Leonard Eng
land; “The Fourth Dimension,” by
James Cherry; “The Conguest of the
Atom,” by Jefferie Freeman; “An
Easy Einstein Problem,” by DeForest
The following students having met
the requirement in scholarship were
invited to visit and join the club at
this meeting: Helen Beckwith,P’rancis
Barnes, Sibyl Pace, Margaret Allen,
Elizabeth Wilbourne, Clarence Ang-
line, Hubert Price, Ray O’Brien, and
Cooper Gretter. These new members
make the total membership of the
Science Club about twenty.
WALTER S. BUCK WINS
Nelson Jarret and James Cherry Win
Places in This Event.
Miss Gregg Goes to
Gdlumbia for Study
Miss Ethel Gregg, known and es
teemed by all students of Mars Hill
College, is at Columbia University
this semester as a student.
While serving in the English De
partment here for several years, both
in college and acedemy, Miss Gregg
has been climbing little by little
nearer the degree of Master of Arts.
She is on leave of absence this semes
ter to continue work begun at Colum
bia University four years ago.
Miss Gregg expressed a wish that
her students would write to her and
gave her campus address as Johnson
Dr. Eckhardt Appears Before
International Relations Club
Y. W. A. Presents “The
Challenge of the Cross”
Friday evening, January 24, the
Young Women’s Auxiliary presented
as a public program a pageant, “The
Challenge of The Cross.” It was well
planned and the presentation was
very impressive. It showed the at
titudes of different peoples toward
the crosses given them to bear, and
Hall, Columbia University, and her inspired everyone to take up the
street address 411 West llGth Street.
Miss Gregg carries with her our
love and esteem, and our wish that
she may find happiness and success in
Emily Patrick Chosen
President of Nonpareils
Mr. James A. Ivey Speaks
cross given her and bear it willingly,
humbly openly, and for Christ. Every
girl was made to realize the import
ance of answering the challenge of
the cross; and the examples given of
those who are too cowardly, unwill
ing, or ashamed to carry the cross
made real the fact that it is not ours
to choose. It is ours to take up the
one of His choice and follow him.
The members of the Y. W. A. are
looking forward with interest to the
Noted Hungarian Lectures on '
tionalism and Minorities.”
Dr. Tibor Eckhardt of Hungary,
lecturing under the auspices of the
Carnegie Endowment, was the speak
er at the public meeting of the Inter
national Relations Club on Monday
night, February 10.
Dr. Eckhardt is — although his
youthful appearance seems to belie
the fact—one of the outstanding fig
ures in Central European politics.
He is one of the most prominent of
the younger statesmen and journal
ists of Hungary. He attended the
universities of Budapest, Berlin, and
Paris, where he was graduated as
Doctor of Law and Political Science.
Both before and after the war. Dr.
Eckhardt took an active part in the
affairs of his country. His sense of
duty was such that he declined more
advantageous positions for those in
men will take part and make this
week profitable and worth while.
Seniors Have Unusual
Surprises, Fun, Rerfreshments
ture Class Party.
On Friday .evening, January 24th,
nine Philomathians met in the Society
Hall in the annual declamation con
test. Those going out were Wood-
row Haywood, Wade Baker, Carl
Brown, James Cherry, Bill Cox, Wal
ter S. Buck, Frank Dale, Tilson Fleet-
wood and Nelson Jarret. Perhaps
there is no better material on the col
lege campus than that met in this!
contest. Of the nine that declaimed,!
two were men and these two certain
ly showed that they were men that
could be looked to in the future for
real work. There were three place
ments given and there was the gen
eral feeling through the hall that it
was a very difficult task to tell just
who came where. The judges after
much consideration rendered their
decision, giving Walter S. Buck first
place. The name of Mr. Buck’s decla
mation was “My Country, My Moth
er, My God.” The entire student
body has heard Mr. Buck give this
declamation but Mr. Buck seemed to
surpass himself Friday night. The
second place was given to Nelson
Jarrett. The third place was given to
The weekly program of the Non
pareils, January 29 consisted of a
reading by Helen Batson and a de
bate, “Resolved, That the United
States Should Join the World Court.”
Virginia Isenhour and Hallie Williams
upheld the affirmative; Marjorie Gant
and Edna Stroud, the negative. Both
the arguments were ably supported j
and the debate was one of the most |
interesting of the year. The decision
of the judges was rendered in favor
of the negative.
The society was delighted to have Last Saturday evening, the Seniors
as a visitor Mr. James A. Ivey who went to the Phi Hall expecting to
made a short talk, spurring the mem-! have a good time, not knowing what
bers on to greater achievements. j the nature of the program would be.
After the dismissal of the visitors' Seniors strolled into the Hall,
the following officers were elected; Blackwell were
president, Emily Patrick; vice-presi-! ^heir utmost to get a good pro
dent, Edna Wilhide; secretary, Helen I radio. They were becom-
' ing very impatient when they at last
tuned in on an excellent program.
This program was of unusual interest
since vision also was broadcasted.
Anyone in the audience could not on
ly hear the program, but also could
see every move of the participants.
The announcer of this program,
which was broadcasted from station
M. H. C., was W. Scott Buck. Mr.
Buck created a great deal of laughter
with his wise-cracks and original
jokes between numbers on the pro
gram. The numbers on the program,
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Mission Study week which comes m , he would better serve his coun-
March. lt IS hoped that a large num- t^y He was elected to parliament
° ; and gained a reputation as one of the
most brilliant speakers in this body.
The climax of his political career
was, however, his appointment as
Minister of the Interior and as chair
man of the committee on Foreign Re-
Radio Programme lations. Upon the important financial
1 economic, and commercial negotia-
Batson; corresponding secretary,
Nellie Butler; censor, Johnnie Wan-
namaker; pianist, Ruth Gribble; chor
ister, Donnie Mae Norman; chaplain,
Margaret Allen; door keeper, Ena
Snow; janitors, Mae Johnson, chief,
Bessie Leiby, and Helen Beckwith.
New Paper in Marshall
The Madison County Times, a new
newspaper, located at Marshall, is
meeting with popular approval and
its subscription list grows with each
issue. The price is one dollar a year
and the paper is issued every Wed
nesday. It is six columns, eight pages
and is filled with news of Madison
county. Its editor has had more than
twenty-five years’ experience in the
newspaper business. He states he
will soon move his family to Marshall
and expects to rear and educate his
children in this county.
The Sunday School campaign is on.
Get everybody in this spring.
tions of which he has had charge, he
is considered to be an authority. As
a publicist he is well-known, having
contributed to many of the leading
I newspapers of Hungary, and being
j the author of several books.
I Dr. Eckhardt lectured to an inter
ested audience on “Nationalism and
National Minorities.” &eriou.s strife,
he stated, has arisen over the at
tempts of countries to form national
governments. The present demo
cratic form of government is logical
and essential. Not a single nation
would exchange the present for the
past form of government. But even
today the New Balkan States are not
established in exactly the right man
ner. Military and political interests
created the nations and their boun
daries. One may not truly say that
the War has ended in the Balkans,
becaupe a political warfare is still be
ing carried on within the states. Po
lish troops occupy the Lithuanian
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THIRTEEN SUNDAY SCHOOL GLASSES
ELECT OFFICERS FOR SECOND TERM
DR. WALTER N. JOHNSON RETURNS TO
HOME IN MARS HILL FOR A FEW DAYS
Teachers Training and Berean
Classes Make Highest Record.
E this semester the best of the
ou can do it, if you will.
Reports Progress in Stewardship
Work; “Next Step” to Be
After spending several weeks in the
West, Dr. Walter N. Johnson, who is
at present devoting his entire time to
stewardship work among the churches
and colleges, is at home in Mars Hill,
resting and attending to the corres
pondence of the Stewardship League,
of which he is secretary.
While in the West, Dr. Johnson fil
led an engagement of nine weeks in
Kansas City at the Kansas City Se
minary, Tabernacle Baptist Church,
and other churches of the city. He al
so spent some time in the churches of
Ardmore, Oklahoma. From his so
journ in the West .he returned to
Statesville, N. C. Dr. Johnson an
nounces that his work this spring will
be east of the Mississippi River, in
Greenville, S.C., Atlanta, Georgia;
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and other
In his efforts to Christianize the
economic forces of the country. Dr.
Johnson reports considerable success.
Churches and religious leaders here
and there are responding to his aim
to put stewardship into evangelism
and to support teaching with definite
training. The Stewardship League has
With new officers elected the Sun
day School Department looks to the
future for a successful term before
the year closes. The fall semester re
cords show that all the students are in
Sunday School except fifty. The class
records as a whole are very high, The
aim, according to Superintendent,
William Beal, is to get those fifty or
more students enrolled and to make
the grades higher.
The girls’ efficiency banner for
January went to the “The Teacher
Training Class, (Composed of both
boys and girls.
The boys' banner was won by the
Berean V class. This class under the
leadership of President Moore as
teacher and Richard Moore, president
made the best grade for the fall
so grown that the work can now be
widely spread semTsterrBeTean vTlassTls tte dis
tinction of being the largest boys
class. Perhaps it is more than a mere
membership. The League, with head
quarters at Mars Hill and which has
formerly held it general meetings
here, will hold its general meeting in
May in the city of New Orleans. Dr.
Johnson announces also that he hopes
soon to make the “Next Step,” the
monthly organ of the League, a week
Many of the new students perhaps
do not know that Dr. Johnson is still
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coincident that the Faithful Workers
Class, the sister class of Berean V,
was the runner up to Teachers Train
The following are the names of the
classes with the teachers, presidents,
and secretaries of each:
“The Gleaners”—president, Flor
ence Johnson; secretary, Edna
Stroud; teacher. Miss Wengert.
“Ruth”—president, Frances Barnes;
secretary. Sue Whitesides; teacher.
“The Crusaders”—president, Char
lotte Hopper; secretary, Elenor Max
well; teacher. Miss Elkins.
“Workers at Work” — president,
Margaret Allen; secretary, Helen
Beckwith; teacher, Mrs. W. F. Robin
“Faithful Workers” — president,
Sibyl Pace; secretary, Irene Layton;
teacher. Miss Allen.
“Teachers Training” — president.
Ward Buckner; secretary, Bonnie
Dolan; teacher. Miss Bowden.
“Ever Faithful”—president, C. H.
Hamby; secretary, Pearle Nicholson;
teacher. Miss Creak
“The Harvesters”—president, Paul
Fox; secretary, George Ellis; teacher,
Berean II—president, T. L. Austin;
secretary, Hoyle Lee; teacher, Mr.
Berean III—president, Levi Dil-
day; secretary, Homer Huie; teacher,
“The Gideonites”—president, J. E.
Martin; secretary, David Taylor;
teacher, Mr. Lee.
Berean V—president, Sam Rich;
secretary, J. C. Davis; teacher, Mr.
“Fearless Fighters” — president.
Cooper Gretter; secretary, Graden
Gorden; teacher, Mr. Carr.