T WINNERS STATE DRAMATIC CONTEST 3L. IV. The Hilltop WINNERS STATE FORENSIC TOURNEY MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 26th, 1930. NO. 13 3r. Oscar E.Sams Elected Vice-President of M. H. College ^.UNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET SETS el MARK AS M. H. STELLAR EVENT It can be said, and truthfully, that e of the stellar events of the stm- tcr took place Saturday evenii!); in j dining hall. Why, of course, it IS the Junior-Senior Banquet to C lich so many had eagerly been look- g forward. You who, for some rea- ri, were not there, surely did miss mething worth while. You just ght to have seen the hall. Why, ,u wouldn’t have known it for the *^!ne place we daily eat "zip” and p- t butter. The posts were decorated th beautiful vines and lilacs (you \jld almost smell them!). Each ta- ! had for its center-piece some pret- flower. Oh, yes, the senior class lors were seen everywhere. The iirs were decorated with pink and — sen bows (sometimes with green =Haux!). Pink and green mints in ik baskets and horns were at each )ce for place cards. It was quite lusing to find your place. Instead bright lights, there were candles hting the tables. (Almost as good the moon.) Now, I ask you, who wouldn’t have grand and glorious time” in all of s festivity? Then, to make it more lalistic, the orchestra harmonized autifully at the intervals in the igram. Mr. Nelson Jarrett (some 1 him the campus Jack-of-all trades ,t we won’t call him) acted as toast- lister in a mo.st excellent way, al- f )ugh he did step on the toes of ne of those on the program. After , search for places was over. Dr. l/iiore gave the invocation. Mr. orge Stroupe, president of the Jun- s, welcomed the Seniors and was iwered by Mr. Levi Dilday, the lior president. Wait just a minute, I’t begin to think that there was no ermission, in which one might talk one’s—er—date. Yes, that weak- !s is always provided for. Next, toastmaster recognized the spon- s of both classes. These most pop- r individuals. Miss Coon, Mr. addy” Blackwell, Mother Milstead, 1 Mr. “Jasper” England, hemmed i hawed as usual (just the men, the ladies), finally saying some- — good to hear. ^ext on the program was the pride fars Hill Wins State )ebate Championship 0 successfully conclude a season wins the Mars Hill debate team the undisputed title for the state ^ lior colleges. The title was won ?r a series of eliminations had jjj n gone through with. Boiling jngs, Campbell, Wingate, Ruther- Qjjl, Mars Hill, Weaver, Biltmorc and s McRae were the entering •ols, forming two triangles and a debate. The three winning teams Jars Hill, Wingate, and Ruth- rd, met on neutral territory to de the championship. Mars Hill the Rutherford affirmativte at gate and Nelson Jarrett and •t Buck earned a three to nothing sion there, while at the same time es Cherry and Bill Capel were ling a two-to-one decision over Wingate negative at Rutherford op the title. In the other debate lerford negative licked the Win- affirmative at Mars Hill by a to one count. le tourney was a marked suc- this year and in all probability used again next year in de- —^ the state champs for a second Spirited contests marked the - ^ of the debates and all of the jions W’ere close throughout, the 1 Hill team again having the edge le total number of votes cast, )^.\ing eleven out of twelve. is tournament will end the offi- lebate season and unless a few follow as extra debates there ,Ipf*e no more boys’ debates this ,th P girls tournament was won by (er in a dual with Davenport. of the campus, whether alligator or little negro, Mr. John Cain, who sang “The Road to Mandalay.” Mr. Jar rett called the attention of all to the fact that $250 is given by the Junior class in honor of the Senior class, to the endowment fund. Another $100 is added by Mother Milstead, who, much loved by all, seems to keep right on doing things that endear her to us for all time. Mr. Eli Calahan, that good colored son, gave a negro impersonation. Mr. Mr. Elliott Resigns to Go to Gullowhee The student body of Mars Hill Col lege learned Thursday afternoon, April 17, that Professor P. L. Elliot, Vice President of the institution and head of the English department, had resigned his position to become head Conthiued on Page Four LAUREL STAFF FOR 1931 ELECTED Widely Known Educator to Assume New Duties at Opening of Fall Term. Tabulations of the balloting by the junior clasS revealed that the follow ing had been chosen for positions on the 1931 annual staff: Cooper Gret W.T.Batson, one of the most original - speakers on the campus, toasted the ®ditor-in-chief; Ray O’Brien, bus- seniors in a very amusing yet sincere manager; Paul Fox, advertising way. The response was given in a poem by Pattie Moore (something else we’ve found that Pattie can do.) Right here we had a most beautiful song by the college male quartet. This song was “Just a Wearyin’ for You;” I heard somebody like Bes sie Stevenson ask why they sang that song when he was right there. It’s very seldom that there are two bril- Continued on Page Four manager; Frances Barnes, literary editor. The Laurel is edited each year by the Senior class, with representatives from the other classes. Nominations were made by the 1930 staff, repre sentatives from the junior class, and faculty representatives. The newly elected staff is begin ning work already to make plans for the annual for next year. Edna Wilhide Chosen Nonpareil President The Nonpareils at their regular meeting enjoyed an impromptu pro gram consisting of a vocal solo by Donnie Mae Norman, talk on “Why girls should not string boys” by Bon nie Dolen, vocal solo by Sharon Buckner, jokes by Ena Snow and Hazel Higdon, and a short talk by Virginia Isenhour. The members were glad to wel come as visitors Miss Louise Wilkins, Mr. J. W. Huff, and Dr. Barton from Coker College, who made a short talk. After the program the election of officers was held. The following were elected: president, Edna Wilhide; vice-president, Margaret Allen; se cretary, Mary Allen; chaplain, Kate Allison; corresponding secretary, Eleanor Maxw'ell; pianist, Marjorie Choate; chorister, Willa Mae Dills; censor, Nellie Budler; janitors. Hazel Higdon, chief, Ruth Griiblc and Alice Beckwith, assistants. Nelson Jarett of Mars Hill Elected Head of Southern Junior College Press Association NEXT CONVENTION TO BE AT CULLOWHEE The first Southern Junior Collegre Press Convention met at Biltmore Junior College April 4 and 5, with five Junior colleges represented. The convention, the first of its kind ever to be held in the State, was planned by the staff of the Biltmore Junior Colleg:e publications. Nelson Jarret of Mars Hill, and Miss Edith Downes of Cullowhee were chosen to preside at the meet ing of the convention next year, which will be held at the Western Carolina Teacher’s College, Cul lowhee, N. C., the first week of April of next year. The five junior colleges of the state that were represented at the convention included Wingate Col lege, Carolina Teacher’s College of the City of Asheville, Mars Hill Col lege, and Biltmore Junior College. The plans for the permanent organi zation of the association is being made by the president and the secret ary. All junior colleges of the South are eligible for membership, and it is expected that next year’s conven tion will be attended by representa tives of practically every junior col lege in the South. The convention opened the morn ing of the 4th of April with an ad dress of welcome by Dean Connely of Biltmore Junior College. The dele gates heard addresses by prominent newspaper men of Asheville through out the remainder of the afternoon. The delegates were the guests of the Biltmore Junior College newspaper staff at a banquet that evening at the Biltmore College cafeteria. The meeting opened the next morning at 9 o’clock with a round table discussion, the delegates taking up the following topics: “Staff Or ganization,” “Composition,” “Make up,” “Cooperating with the Print er,” “Editorial Writing,” “Financing the Publication,” “Sport News,” and “Circulation Methods.” After a pic nic lunch on the college campus, the convention adjourned for a trip through the Biltmore Estate. At the afternoon session the convention a- warded prizes to the best literary magazine, and newspaper represent ed. “Bluets” the magazine of the Biltmore Junior College, won the cup for the best magazine, and “The Asheville Archive,” College of the City of Asheville news-sheet, won the cup for the best newspaper repre sented. Delegates to the convention and the schools that they represented are as follows: From Cullowhee, Martha Mayfield, Jane Plott, and Edith Downes. From Wingate College, Ro bert Secrets, Miss Mary Emma An derson, assistant faculty advisor, and Alice Cornell. From Asheville Col lege, William Butterick, Hefling Kee ling, and Charles W. Miller. From Mars Hill, Nelson Jarrett. Dr. Oscar E. Sams, president of Bluefield College, and formerly pres ident of Carson-Newman College, has announced his acceptance as vice- president of Mars Hill College. Dr. Sams, who was elected at a recent meeting of the board of trustees, is well known and loved at Mars Hill. After finishing Mars Hill, Dr. Sams received his A. B. from Wake Forest in 1898; B. D. at Rochester Theolog ical Seminary, 1902; D.D. from Car- son Newman, 1919; LL.D. from Wake Forest, 1921. Through the years Dr. Sams has manifested his interest in Mars Hill. While pastor of the Rivermont Ave nue Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Vir ginia, he raised the necessary funds for erecting the dormitory which bears the name of the church and the B. S. U. building, first used as a dining hall. When the present dining hall was built his name was transfer red to this hall. Several years ago, at a meeting of the alumni. Dr. Sams put on foot a movement to secure funds for building the present gym nasium. At the meeting he secured pledges to the amount of $10,000 for the building. It is believed that the election of Dr. Sams as vice-president will prove an important step in the present building and endowment pro gram of the College. Dr. Sams is also a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Among the important churches he has served as pastor are the First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia; First Baptist Church, John son City, Tennessee. New Hilltop Staff Nominations Announced for ’30-’31 c>0 L-ad'-rs of the first Southern Junior College Press Convention posed for their picture at Biltmore Ccl.ep rpently. pft to right, they are as follows: front row, Miss Virginia Bryan, Biltmore facu.ty adviser; Willmm Buttrick, editor of the Asheville Archive; Nelson Jarrett, of Mars Hill; iTunms Alhpn’ Martha Mayfield, from Cullowhee; Dossie Beaver, Pansy Lindsey, Marion Wells, Cpherine Current, and Lela Mae Spivey, chairman of the Convention. Second row, Charles Waverly Miller, from Asheville College; Hefln Keeling, also of Asheville; Marjorie Patton, 1 delegate; Mary Coggins, Edith Downs, also of Cullowhee; Imogene Herron, and Helen Gores. Third row, Helen Wells, Fanny Miller, Louise Hanner, Mrs. Margaret Law- j Duckett, and Georgia McCall. Back row, Robert Secrest and Alyce Cornell, both Winp_t?_delegp^; Chples McConnell, Miss Mary Emma Anderson, Wingate faculty adviser, and W. E. Byrd, Cullowhee faculty adviser. As the time had arrived to select the persons to fill the various res ponsible offices on the campus for next year, the present Hilltop staff has assumed the position of a nomi nating committee for the purpose of nominating the members of the staff for next year. The members of the Hilltop staff serve for a term of one year. Each spring the staff then serving with the help and advice of Mr. J. A. McLeod, ' the faculty advisor of the Hilltop, select from the student body per sons whom they believe merit a posi tion on the staff of this publication because of their high standard of work during the past year, their general interest in journalism, and a manifestation of a degree of thor oughness and promptness. The per sons thus selected are submitted to the student body as nominees for the positions indicated. If they are ac cepted by the student body they then become the members of the Hilltop staff for the ensuing year. After a careful consideration of the present student body and with discreet selection, the f -11 wing persons were nominated for the var ious positions on the staff for next year: editor. Nelson Jarrett; asso ciate editors, Frances Barnes and B. G. Leonard; society editor, Boyd Brown; athletic editor, Howard Cam- nitz; poetry, D. L. Stewart; a'u-nni, Cobper Gretter; business manager, J. D. Carr; circulation manager, Hoyle Lee. The above persons will be submitt ed to the student body as nominees from the present staff subject to their approval or disapproval “.All one’s life is Music, if one touch ed the notes rightly and in tune.”—Rus- kin. ♦ * ♦ “Labor and trouble one can always get through alone, but it takes two to be glad.”—Ibsen.