MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 3d, 1930
Val Elwarcls Chosen President.
jNew B. S. U. President, who is
jalso chosen President of the
1 Euthalian Society.
,1, Announced by Phis
j Every year the societies of Mars
11 hold three competitive contests
which a medal is awarded the
nner. The purpose of these contests
I to promote sportsmanship and
iendly rivalry between the two lit-
ary organizations. These programs
present the best work that the so-
Jty has done during the year. They
present what society work means.
Mars Hill students. The contests
■■fio debaters’, declaimers’, and or-
'’*jthian Literary Society in the de-
'■‘i'Ors’. Those representing the Philo-
Hters’ contest are W. Scott Buck
d William Beal, with Hoyle Lee as
^ alternate. The men participating
i the declaimers’ contest are D. A.
in|isty, Nelson Jarrett, James Cherry,
d M. H. R. Kendall, Jr., with
^ larles Alexander as alternate,
lose taking part in the orators’ con-
pt are T. Carl Brown, Thomas L.
‘rfsard, and W. L. Cox, with Edd
)x as alternate. The marshals are
yief marshall, Ray O’Brien; assist-
ts, Gradon Jordan and W. D. Lac-
lELD DAY IS SET
FOR MAY TENTH
Field Day Is Set For May 10
3rhe annual track meet between the
sses this year will come off. May,
Among the events there will be the
0-yard dash; 220-yard, 400-yard,
d the mile run. Then there is to be
lo vaulting and jumping, both
jad and high.
It will be remembered by those
o were here last year that the C-I
ss ran off with the laurels. Yet It
■ s for a great part a one man team
;ry being the star.
|( There seems to be no outstanding
n here this year and it should ap
*ir very interesting to all.
The Euthalian Literary Society'
held its regular meeting in the so
ciety hall Friday night, April 25. An
interesting program was rendered.
The first number on program was a
declamation by J. M. Moore. The
question for discussion in the debate
was “Resolved, That, Immigration
into the United States Should Be
Still Further Restricted.” Those sup
porting- the- affirmative- were- J.- R.
Tolbert and W. O. Rosser. T. W. Re-
^n and C. L. R. Little unheld the
negative side of the discussion. The
judges rendered their decision in fav
or of the affirmative. The next num
ber on the program was a selection
by J. D. Carr. The society was then
favored by an impromptu quartet by
W. A. Ayers, Boyd Brown, Paul Fox,
and W. V. Cousins.
The following officers have been
elected to serve for the remainder
of this year and at the beginning of
next year: president, Val Edwards;
vice-president, S. C. Gretter; secre
tary, A. T. Usher; censor, P. E. Gibbs;
corresponding secretary, B. G. Leon
ard; English critic, W. O. Rosser; ex
pression critic, Paul Sanders; debate
critic, T. M. Hamby; chorister, Paul
Reese; pianist, R. L. Layne; janitor,
G. R. Tolbert; assistant janitor, C.
G. Lampley; chaplain, H. L. Corder;
timekeeper, Ben Cox; librarian, W.
V. Cousins; sargeant-at-arms, T. E. I
Estes; collector, David Taylor; treas
urer, Boyd Brown.
Mayo Wins High
School Debate Medal
Philomathiant Elect Officers.
The annual high-school debaters
contest was held in the Philomathian
Literary Society Hall Friday evening,
April 25, 1930. Clarence Mayo was
awarded the T. L. Johnson debaters
metal over four other contestants,
discussing the query: “Resolved,
That Capital Punishment Should Be
Abolished in The United States.”
Ward Pittman made second place and
C. L. Weston third. Other contest
ants who entered were William Sut
ton and Grant Kennedy.
Immediately after the debate the
business of electing officers was en
tered into. Clarence Mayo, high
school senior, was elected to succeed
W. Scott Buck as president of the
society. Other officers elected were:
Nelson Jarrett, vice-president; J.
Wade Baker, recording secretary;
Hoyle Lee, corresponding secretary;
John Johnson, censor; Grant Ken
DR. OSCAR E. SAMS
Who comes to Mars Hill as
Students Enjoy Fine
Trip to Chimney Rock
About sixteen students and Miss
Bonnie Wingert enjoyed a most
pleasant trip to Chimney Rock and
Bottomless Pools last Tuesday, And
to many who had never before visit
ed this section of the state the trip
proved both inspirational and educa-
ticnal. The ride in the truck was e-
qual to a nice hay-ride because of the
comfort provided by Mr. Carter, the
While exploring the regions of
Bottomless Pools, many hair-raising
feats were performed. Mack Moore
was the hero, and Ruth Coper was
the heroine of these bold adventures.
No one, however, suffered any great-
Cont'inued on Page Three
Contest to Start May 10
With the coming of commence
ment comes the time when the spirit
of rivalry between the Philomathian
and Euthalian Literary Societies
reaches the zenith. Since the societies
were founded there has been between
them a spirit of friendly rivalry that
has been, and is, unexcelled. Mem
bers of both societies have done their
utmost to keep the feeling of friend
liness the predominant feeling be-
tv;een the Eu’s and Phi’s and they
have succeeded in the broadest sense
of the word. All members are hoping
that that feeling will reign through
out this commencement.
At 7:30 on Saturday evening of
May 10, the declaimers of the two
societies will meet for a contest in
the auditorium. The winner of this
contest will receive a medal awarded
by Mr. C. C. Brown. The speakers who
are to represent the Philomathians
are James Cherry, De Forest Hasty,
Nelson Janet, and M. H. R. Kendall.
The Euthalians will be represented
by A. T. Usher, Preston Gibbs, Paul
Reese, and Mack Moore. Some of the
speakers have made records before,
especially those who followed de
claiming in high school, and the con
test is expected to be one of interest
to all who attend. A large crowd is
expected and all are welcome.
Mr. R. C. Campbell i^ making great
headway as the pastor of the First
Baptist church, Liiblock, Texas.
John Bailey is an attorney in Lou-
isburg, N. C., in the firm of Bean
and Bailey. His home is at Wodo-
dale, N. C.
J. Bascom Huff to Head
English Department at M.H.
of Mr. Elliott.
nglish 4 and all 7:30 classes—
Monday P. M., May 15 (1:00-
istory 4 and all 3:00 classes —
Friday A. M., May 16 (8:30-
30 classes M. AV. F.—Friday P.
M., May 16 (1:00-4:00).
30 classes T. T, S.—Saturday
A. M., May 17 (8:30-11:30).
30 classes M. AV. F.—Monday
A. M., May 19 (8:30-11:30).
30 classes T. T. S.—Monday P.
M., May 19 (1:00-4:00).
?l:30 classes M. W. F.—Tuesday
A. M., May 20 (8:30-11:30).
':30 classes T. T. S.—Tuesday P.
M., May 20 (1:00-4:00).
00 classes M. W. F.—Wednes
day A. M., May 21 (8:30-11:30).
00 classes M. AV. F.—AVednesday
P. M., May 21 (1:00-4:00).
00 classes T. T. S.—Thursday
A. M., May 22 (8:30-11:30).
Each year the Literary Societies
on the campus bring their activities
to a close in the form of competetive
contests in the various types of work
done by them during the year. The
winner in each of these contests wins
a gold medal given by the friends of
the institution. In the contests the
Nens compete with the Clios, and the
Eu’s compete with the Phi’s. The
three contests between the boys’ so
cieties have been scheduled as fol
lows: declamation contest, Saturday
night. May 10; oratorical contest,
Saturday night. May 17; debater’s
contest, Thursday afternoon. May 22.
The following men have been
selected to represent the Euthalian
Society in the contests: declaimers.
Mack Moore, Preston Gibbs, Paul
Reese, and A. T. Usher; orators.
Cooper Gretter, Milton Hamby, and
J. L. Holmes; debaters, William
Capel and Claude Hamby. J. H.
Brown 'will preside over the declaim
ers contest and J. M. Moore over the
debate. T. L. Austin is to be secre
tary of the orators’ contest. T. W.
Regan and J. R. Tolbert have been
elected as the Euthalian commence
With these men representing the
society all are confident that the pro
grams will adequately represent the
Joseph Bascom Huff, president of
Wingate Junior College is to take Mr.
Elliott’s place as head of the English
Department according to present an
nouncement. He will begin his duties
next September. Mr. Huff has been
president of Wingate for the last six
years. Prior to that time he was a
member of the faculty of Carson
. Professor Huff finished the Aca
demy of Mars Hill College in 1900,
in three more years, 1903, he re
ceived his A. B. degree at Wake For
est. In 1904 he received the M. A.
degree from the University of North
Carolina. The following year he ac
cepted the principal of Dothan school
Dothan, Alabama. Later in 1907 he
was principal of the Wilmington
High School in this state. The call
of his Alma Mater caused him to ac
cept the position of English and
Mr. Huff was in school here the
first- year of President Moore’s re
gime. He was a fine student and took
active part in the debates. Mr. Elliott
is a former student of Mr. Huff.
Many of the students who were dis
appointed by Professor Elliott’s leav
ing may get some degree of consola
tion, for it is said that they teach
English very much alike. Mr. Huff
will live in his own home which is
west of the campus.
Who has been elected President
of the Philomathian Literary
Society for next Fall.
Hears Mrs. Moore
and Elects Officers
, The Ministerial Conference heard
Mrs. Moore for the first time this
year on last Thursday evening when
she spoke on economy in the preach
er’s life. The message was very help
ful and thoroughly enjoyed by every
The new officers were as follows:
president, Boyd Brown; vice-presi
dent, Herbert Corder; secretary, Wil-
ford Reese; pianist, Crawford Poplin;
chorister, J. Wade Baker, reporter,
Clarence W. Mayo, janitor, D. L. Ste
The Conference voted to have a
picnic in the near future. Permission
has been secured to have the outing,
and Miss Pierce has very kindly con
sented to let the boys have “dates.”
Someone suggested turning every
member out of the Conference who
failed to persuade one of the young
ladies to accompany him, and since
that time D. L. Stewart and M. H.
R. Kendall have been seen on the
campus wearing an exceedingly long
Dramatic Club Presents
Spring Play and Recital
Talent Shown in Play, Readings, and
, Musical Numbers.
“Over the Garden Wall,” a comedy
in three acts, by Helen Burnham, one
of the cleverest plays presented chis
year and one which was especially
suitable for spring, was .r ven Sat
urday night, April 26, by the Dramat
Tom Dysard and Ruth Cooper as
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PROF. J. BASCOM HUFF
Who will take Mr. Elliott’s
place in the English Depart-
merit next year.
Subjects for Reese Essay
1. The Little Theatre and Ame
2. Chain Stores and the Local
3. Religious Outlook in Russia.
4. Musicians, **Canned Music,*'
and the Radio.
5. Prison Revolts in America.
6. Public Opinion and Prohibi
Dramatic Club Will
Present Original Plays
Ruth Cooper To Head Organization
The Dramatic Club held its regular
meeting Tuesday- night at 7:30 o’
The followng officers were elected
to serve next year: president, Ruth
Cooper; vice-president, James Coach
man; secretary, Frances Barnes;
treasurer, Wade Baker.
The members of the club who at
tended the Dramatic Festival at
Chapel Hill, where the play ‘March
ing Men” which won the state cham
pionship for junior colleges, was
presented, gave interesting accounts
of the trip. Miss Wengert, also, re
ported an entertaining as well as an
instructive meeting. Of unusual in
terest were the original plays which
were given. The local Dramatic Club,
instead of following the plan used
this year, intends next year to enter
some plays created by its own mem
Sunday, May 18—Sermon by Dr.
Bartlett A. Bowers, First Bap
tist Church, Gastonia, N. C.
Wednesday, May 21—8:00 P. M.,
Thursday, May 22—
test for the Corzine Cup.
2:00 P.M.—Contest for C. B.
Mashburn Debater’s Medal.
5:00 P. M. — Complimentary
8:00 P.M. — Annual Entertain
ment by Music and Expres
Friday, May -23—
9:20 A.M.—Class Day Exercises
10:15 A.M.—Awarding of Di
11:00 A.M.—Alumni Address by
Mr. Allison W. Honeycutt,
Superintendent of Henderson
ville City Schools, Henderson
ville, N. C.
11:30 A.M.—Awarding of Medals
12:00 M.—Session Closes.