MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 29, 1930.
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“aios PRESENT IN THE HEART j Euthalian ProgTam
OF LIFE IN COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
'^amie Kelly Writes Play for
ore s Fortieth Anniversary
) reception in Society Halls Cli-
na- maxes Birthday of
, and The Clio Literary Society celebrat-
d its fortieth anniversary last even-
ng in the college auditorium. The
to finresentation was that of a contrast
d by Jay “In the Heart of Life”—con-
ill, mirasting the Seven Deadly Sins and
madte Nine Virtues of Love,
clai “Ye cannot serve God and Mam-
icaus^aon.” This was plainly brought be-
i Poior the youth of Mars Hill College as
llio, Elizabet Wilburn, stood on the
;erpr«|hreshold of life deciding which road
le, Gt Sin in its mildest form was presents
lio C(d to her. The sjnrit of the under-
yl IVorld, Mae Ballew, reigned in her
I’s wiupreme way. The Fates, in a most
- godimpressive way, produced the weird
husb&ffect. The Evildoers: Miss Bird,
1 she'Charlotte Hooper, Elaine Snyder,
jealovere on the stage while the Fates
“ "J'lt'hanted when the curtain was drawn
Plor the first act. Avarice, Martha
' l>cli5tack, entered, commanding all to
^ucincatter so that she might be alone.
^^^iLater, Envy—Gertrude Small; Gam-
; Miii)iing^ the daughter of Avarice, who
d Pa^as Virginia Hester, and Appetite,
^^-V*^artha Parker, entered; Anger—Vcy
\dams, came in to announce the
1 in freast of the year on midnight eve in
^5atanic Park. The sins all planned
;o go. Appetite was chosen host
Vhile Pride, Sibyl Pace, was his beau-
iiful royal lady. Sloth, Zora' Riddle,
sntered from the fear ot the park.
Scribleris Club Admits
Six New Members
"■ On Tuesday evening, November 11,
;he Scribleris Club had its first reg-
ilar meeting in the Euthalian Socie-
;y hall. After the roll call, a brief
program was rendered. The subject
for discussion was nature poetry. Eva
Robbins in an excellent paper dis
cussed ::The Place of Nature Poet
ry in Latin Literature.” “The
Place of Nature Poetry in English
Literature” was discussed by Char
In the business meeting which fol
lowed, Miss Frances Barnes’ resigna
tion was accepted by the club, and
Miss Elaine Moore was chosen to
lake Miss Barnes’ place as secretary.
The president expressed a joy in
.velcoming the six new members into
club. For the sake of the new mem-
cers, the by-laws and constitution
The members of the club at pre
tent are: Cooper Gretter, president;
Eva Robbins, A. T. Usher, Elaine
Vl^ore, Charlotte Hooper, Bernice
f’rince, Mae Ballew, Ruth Hoke, Gla-
■Hys Poindexter, James Matthews, and
and went over to a tree to rest his
tired and weary self. The Fates bid
all welcome, and the greedy Mr. Ap
petite seated all at the taihle. “Trou
ble, trouble,” by the pricking of me
thumb, something wicked this way
comes says the ruler of the Fates,
The folks prepare to eat from the
table laden with Martin Morthmass
beef galore. Anger stirs up trouble
and through fighting all are slain.
The cherished gain was scattered on
the ground. Luxury, who was Mae
Bragg, entered to get all the gold she
wanted. While picking up the glit
tering wealth, she is confronted by
Spirit of Love, who slowly says,
“The love of God and the love of Sin
cannot dwell together. Thus endeth
the first act.
The angels, who were fourteen
girls with beautiful voices, opened
the second act. The Spirit of Love,
who was Eva Robbins, reigned here.
The Nine Virtues of Love—Pa.tience,
Edna Mae Henderson; Courtesy, Net
tie Ballew; Kindness, Gladys Poin
dexter; Purity, Alta Ruth Reese;
Generosity, Adelaide Cramer; Good
Temper, Margaret Hamrick; Humil
ity, Mary Lee Pryor; Sincerity, Ruth
Whitmire, and Unselfishness, Louise
Patton—meet Clio, Elizabeth Wil
burn, as guide post oflife along her
way. Very impressively each one
made her see the need of that virtue
in her life. Clio accepted each one
and at the close all virtues with her
are gathered around the throne to
do even greater work than ever be
fore for Him.
The Spirit of Love, Eva Roibbins,
quoted that beautiful passage of
Scripture called the Psalm of Love.
The Clios then marched to the
stage dressed in white and blue sing
ing the society song. The president
of the society presented the Clio gift
to the school, which was a $50 schol
arship, and it was decided also to
make it a permanent anniversary gift.
Maihie Perry and Grace Elkins di
rected the music, while Mary Fortune
showed excellent taste in the design
ing of the costumes.
Mamie Kelly, under whose leader
ship the Olios have successfully reach
ed this fortieth anniversary, has
shown unfeigned interest in making
this anniversary the success that it
was. A courageous spirit and tireless
efforts were responsible for the suc
cess of the anniversary.
Devoted to New^
Members of Society
The Euthalian Literary Society
met in its regular session Friday
night, November 21. The program was
devoted almost exclusively to the de
velopment of new members, each of
whom performed very creditably.
• An oration was delivered in a very
pleasing manner by Max Hamilton.
The next number consisted of a de
bate, “Resolved, That the Immigra- j
tion Laws Should Be Modified So as'
to Allow the Japanese to Enter This
Country. on the Same Basis as the ■
Europeans.” The affirmative was up- i
held by Williard Griggs and Boyd
Brown; while the negative views
were advocated by Broadus Ham
mond and Val Edwards. The affirm
ative gained a two-to-one decision.
Paul Fox delivered an oration in his
usual forceful fashion. W. A. Spear
and Albert Beck proved to be com
edians of the first water, giving a
much relished comic dialogue. The
program was terminated by special
orchestra music by several members
of the society.
Give Riley Program
The student body of Mars Hill Col
lege was entertained during the reg
ular chapel period, Wednesday, Nov
ember 19, by a program presented by
the expression department.
The program was delivered in the
form of a playlet.. The scene was a
room in the home of James Whit-
combe Riley. Riley, impersonated
by Wade Baker, sat in his chair and
as each child entered the room, the
old poet was entertained by that
child’s favorite Riley poem.
The parts of the children were play
ed by Martha Parker, Bill McLester,
Maymee Kelley, Robert Lane, Flor
ence Jonson, Marguerite Green, Fran
ces Barnes, Sibyl Pace, and Helen
The selections recited were repre
sentative of each type of Riley’s poet
ry. The poignancy of feeling, the
sensitiveness of pathos, and the gen
iality of humor that accorded him the
cognomen of the child’s poet, were all
glimpsed by the au^dience.
SEVEN FROM MARS HILL ATTEND
NORTH CAROLINA CONVENTION
“Here’s a sigh to those who love me.
And a smile to those who hate;
And whatever sky’s above me,
Here’s a heart for every fate.”
Eighty*three Sons of
Farmers on Campus
It is seldom that in any gather
ing or assembly representatives of
the farm are not found. Mars Hill
College is no exception. On every
side and at every occasion one is
struck by the large number of stu
dents whose carefree, clean, and
straightforward manner mark
them as residents of the farm.
Indeed, the farmers of the differ
ent states are evidently the great
est patrons of the college; for
eighty-three of the boys on the
campus are sons of farmers. Many
of these farmer’s sons are out
standing leaders on the campus,
taking with them wherever they
go the atmosphere of wholesome
ness—a relic of the farm which
they yet possess.
THEIR FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY
Society Presents Colorful and
The fortieth anniversary program
of the Phliomathian Literary Society
was presented too a large and appre
ciative audience on Saturday evening,
The program began with the sing
ing of “America” by the audience.
Professor Hoyt Blackwell rendered
the invocation immediately after
ward. After the Philomathian pres
ident had welcomed the audience, the
Euthalian president was recognized.
James Mathews, of Mars Hill, gave
an oration, “The Quest of Intellect.”
Next Tilson Fleetwood, also of Mars
Hill, gave a declamation, “Heart the
Source of Power.” Both of these se
lections were ably given. Following
these two numbers Joe Farmer, of
Shelby, N. C., sang a vocal solo. Mr.
Farmer was accompanied by Miss
A query that is probably more in
the limelight at the present time and
that is more worthy of discussion
could not be discovered than the sub
ject, “Resolved, That the United
States Should Grant Complete and
Immediate Independence to the Phil
ippine Islands.” Ward Pittman, of
Lumberton, N. C., and Clarence W.
Mayo, of Knoxville, Tenn., upheld the
affirmative; while T. Hoyle Lee, of
Fallston, N. C., and J. Nelson Jar-
rett, of West Asheville, upheld the
negative. The opponents were evenly
matched and the debate proved to be
one that made the decision extremely
close. The decision of the judges,
however, was in favor of the neg
At this time the “Philomathian Syn-
copators,” under the direction of
Clemmer Campbell, gave some pop
ular songs in their usual capable
manner. They were forced by the
requests of the audience to return to
the stage and render several more
selections. M. H. R. Kendall, of Fay
etteville, N. C., held his audience en
thralled by his rendition of a decla
mation, “The Guillotine.” An oration,
“Will America Stand?” by Wade Ba
ker, of Harrelsvdlle, N. C., followed
the declamation. The number which
brought the program to a fitting close
was the singing of the society song,
“Clio Phi,” by the entire society.
Immediately after the program the
Philomathians with several members
of the faculty and the presidents of
the Euthalian and Nonpareil socie
ties went to the society halls where
they were entertained by the officers
of the Clio Literary Society.
Y. W. A. Reports
The Young Woman’s Auxiliary is
well organized, having six complete
circles, each doing excellent work.
The first and third Friday nights of
each month are given to circle meet
ings, while one Friday night each
month a public program is given in
the church auditorium with one of
the six circles having charge. There
are at present about one hundred and
ten members, each working to make
her circle the most beneficial one.
The programs consist of missionary
stories and surveys from both home
and foreign fields. In this way the
girls are able to learn more about
the conditions existing in the mission
On Friday night, November 14, the
Rivermont circles had charge of the
public program. They rendered a
very helpful tjwo-characttr playlbt
which emphasized the fact that each
person can be a true missionary for
Christ, whether he goes to any par
ticular field or not, by just helping
in the greatest possible way to send
others and in so doing to carry out
the great commission, “Go ye, there
fore', and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you;
and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world.” (Matt.
The staunch leader with her coun
cil have their hearts in the work and
God is wonderfully blessing the or
All are looking forward with great
anticipation to the mission study
course in the Spring, at which time
some of our finest southland leaders
will be present.
Plans for Diamond Anniversary
Mr. Owen Head of Minister’s Confer
The Baptists of North Carolina
held their annual convention in the
First Baptist Church of Raleigh and
in the First Baptist Church of Wake
Forest from November 11 to Novem
ber 13. The next convention will be
held at Winston-Salem.
The registration totaled 1,200 peo
ple, and many more Baptists eagerly
thronged the auditoriums at various
times to hear the stirring reports that
were given by the ministers and the
active layman of the denomination.
Four hundred Sunday-school work
ers were present at the dinner which
was served at the Sir Walter hotel
at 5:30 o’clock Tuesday evening.
Governor Gardner, in his address to
them, stressed the value of the Sun
day school by citing graphic illustra
tions which showed that it is a major
factor in the determination of the
quality and the quantity of our Chris
tian leaders for the next generation.
Dr. William Russell Owen of Ashe~
ville addressed the B. Y. *P. U. leaders
at their dinner on Wednesday even
ing, November 12.
Speeches were made by four col
lege presidents — Dr. Thurman Kit-
chin of Wak« Forest, Dr. Charles
Brewer of Meredith, Dr. W. B. Ed
wards of Chowan, and Dr. R. L.
Moore of Mars Hill. Mr. McCoy Muc- '
kle of Wingate is the successor of
Prof. J. B. Huff as president of Win
gate Junior College and is a former
student of Mars Hill.
In the business mbeeting i t was
voted that the women of the state be
requested to raise $50,000 each year
for the next eight years in order that
the indebtedness which still exists on
Meredith may be paid.
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Thanks for our strong forbears
Who offered pilgrim prayers
By unknoHvn shore;
Thanks for the spirits brave
Who sailed the long, wild wave,
Who felt the freedom-crave.
Swift to explore.
Thanks for the cafinofi-roar
That rang the whole world o^er
Of Freedom's cry;
Thanks for the bleeding feet
Slashed by the snow a7id sleef.
Men scorning mea^i retreat
Marched on to die.
T hanks for one people, free,
Preserved in unity.
One cause, one will;
Thanks for the nameless graves
Unbinding fettered slaves:
Thanks for one Flag that waves
Above us still.
God of our fathers, seel—
Thy people proud and' free, ,
Still unaf raid.
Bear grateful memories:
And from our hearts shall rise
Thafiks for the sacrifice
Our fathers made.
D. L. Stewart.