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THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
t CONTEST DEC. 12
deeper a Hundred High Schools
this Western North Carolina
s to a
Invited to Parti
Fruitland Winner Lett Year.
I as th
i a bf
it honjjars Hill College will hold its fifth
" th^nual Readers and Declaimers con-
will c^ts for the high school students of
cheertestem North Carolina, December
lift tj-13^ 1930. Invitations have been
to brint by the committee to principals
a; nearly one hundred and thirty-five
wisd»hools, inviting each of them to
them-nd one boy and one girl to repre-
r fulUnt their school. The faculty mem-
ess i»,rs and the students are looking for-
.0 thiard to this event with pleasure and
a singtend a hearty welcome to the rep'
rcnisentatives from each school to the
ease limpus. The purpose of these con
1 hapfsts is to quicken the interests of
igh school students in reading and
eclamation and to have them learn
^ore about Mars Hill College.
*. All contestants are expected to be
n the campus by twelve o’clock on
>ecember 12. While on the campus
_ lese representatives will get their
r‘ flpression of Mars Hill College, not
fer they go home and hear some
. ^e talk about it. It is up to the stu-
^^®^^nts and faculty members to make
° lars Hill what its name signifies.
. ^ ' To the school winning each contest,
^a^°^ silver loving cup will be given, with
f hel 0^ the representative en-
. ^‘^raved thereon. The cup will be held
the'^^^ a period of one year, or until won
®*y some other school. If any school
°^^^hould win the cup two years in suc-
i Wiffj**®**’"’ become the perma-
b^^ ^ent property of that school.
id thtt fourth annual
, Readers and Declaimers contest, only
j^inbjhe following twenty-one schools were
epresented: Alexander School, Inc.
StafiE Enjoys Party at
Home of McLeods
Imond H. S., Brevard H. S., Black
.fountain H. S., Burnsville H. S.
’”“®Tane Creek H. S., Fairview H. S.,
^^^Truitland Institute, Gastonia H. S.,
^es-MacRae Institute, Mars Hill H.
. p., Micaville H. S., Rutherfordton-
ppindale. South Mountain Industrial
Glenn H. S., Hayesville H. S.
froj This year the college is planning
dofor many more than this number. Last j ted‘with the" Catrwb'a" News-
ng; pear both cups were won by tne
dafruitland Institute representatives,
tancfhe boy winning was Roy Lail. The
firl was Martha Stack, who is this
^ear a student at Mars Hill.
nstitute. West Hickory H. S., Sylva
ollegiate Institute, Valley Springs
M. L. Kesler, Jr., graduated at
Wake Forest in 19Z3, and is now tak
ing a course at Cornell University.
Thedie Greene, now Mrs. W. F.
Hodge, 404 Kimsey street, Raleigh,
has a stenographic position in the
Wade M. Jenkins is, and has been
for the past three years, the principal
of an eighteen-teacher school at
Wingate, N. C. He graduated at the
Uuiversity of South Carolina.
John Holmes, Raleigh, is represent
ative of the New York Life Insurance
Company. He is a member of the
choir of the First Baptist Church and
leads evangelistic meetings often.
Wade Bostick who married Miss
Haywood, has a good position with
one of the leading firms of Durham.
John W. Bradley, who graduated
here in 1904 is now taking work at
Southeastern University, of Wash
ington, and will receive his degree
this spring. One of his sons grad
uated from the University of Mary
land and now has a good position
with the General Electric Company
J. Kelly Stiles is teaching this year
at Hayesville, N. C.
C. E. Cowan has been elected judge
of the recorder’s court of Burke
county. He is located at Morganton.
Hubert Olive, of Lexiton, N. C., is
the district governor of the Carolina
Kiwanians. He has been judge of the
recorder’s court of Davidson county
Bill Reeves, Lucy Bennett, and Ha
zel Martin are teaching at the French
Broad Baptist Academy.
Bessie Leiby is taking a nurse's
course at the Reading Hospital, in
Grace M. Riddle, of New London,
Connecticut, was married early in
November to George H. Wright.
Mr. W. M. Grubbs, who taught here
last year, is having a successful year
at Chapel Hill. He hopes to finish
early in the year.
James Allen, of Newton, N. C., is
Those who furnish the student-
body and faculty of Mars Hill Col
lege with such varied and interesting
reading matter were pleasantly en
tertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. McLeod on the evening of Nov
ember 8, 1930. The couples knew as
they left Spilman porch that it was
an unusually beautiful night for a
party, especially one that required a
brief walk under a moon ordered
particularly for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. McLeod showed their
good-natured hospitality by opening
the whole house to their guests. Those
possessing culinary arts repaired to
the kitchen where with Mrs. McLeod
they made candy of such excellence
as might make Mr. Whitman envi
While the fudge was bubbling
away, the interesting and interested
young ladies and gentlemen were en
joying games under the direction of
Miss Mamie Kelley. With contests,
progressions, word charades, and
wink, the game called barber shop
proved, by popular acclaim, the most
interesting. H any critical reader
should doubt this and wish for more
definite information, he is referred
to B. G. Leonard, who felt the need
of two shaves.
That American trait of brotherly
love was predominant (ask Mr. Boyd
Brown). Miss Martha Stack in her
innocently childish, though natural,
way gave two readings which were
truly appropriate for the audience
of such intelligence. These were “A
Happy Tomboy” and “The Moo-Cow-
Miss Frances Snyder added much
to the program with her popular pia
no selections. But somehow or other.
Miss Johnnie Wannamaker “took a
likin’ ” for the radio. (Don’t ask her
why!) Joe Webb made quite a con
quest in the heart of one lady pre
sent; little Miss Clyde McLeod be
came quite attached to this woman-
hater! Well, yes, Cooper Gretter
was there, too. By the way, have
you noticed that red spot on Coop
er’s lip? What? Oh, no, he just ate
too much candy.
It was with great reluctance that
each one sang “Good Night, Ladies.”
The one consolation was that “last
walk together” to Spilman.
in College Chapel
Dr. A. B. Thrall It Speaker of the
At the regular chapel service on
November 11, a special musical pro
gram was planned by Miss Biggers,
Miss Coon, Miss Elkins, and Mr. Rob
inson, in addition to the address giv
en by Dr. A. B. Thrall of Asheville.
After the orchestra had played a
number, little Preston Calvin String-
field, Jr., played “America’’ and “The
Star Spangled Banner.” Immediately
following the college chorus sang the
recessional with music by DeKoven.
The solo part was sung by Mrs. P. C.
Stringdi^ld. “Our Director” was next
played by the orchestra under the
direction of Mrs. D. M. Robinson.
Then came an octet composed of Miss
Coon, Miss Elkins, Madge Linney,
Mamie Perry, Paul Reese, Ray O’
Brien, Silas Johnson, and Joe Far
mer. The solo part of their selection,
“In Flanders Fields,” was given by
Ray O’Brien. The last number was
given by Miss Coon and gave a fitting
close to the program, the title being
“The Americans Come,” by Foster.
Mr. Carr then announced the
speaker of the morning. Dr. A. B.
Thrall, the scholarly pastor of the
First Congreagtional church of Ashe
In his address. Dr. Thrall said that
in declaring the late war the Kaiser
sinned against “Germany, his own
race, the human race, and high hea
ven.” He also stated the fact in brief,
poignant words that even though
armistice was signed on November 11,
1918, still it is only an armistice and
not peace. Dr. Thrall quoted Premier
MacDonald when he said, “We have
not learned the lesson yet. . . . Let
us pray for it.”
Dr. Thrall closed by getting on a
more personal plane with the students
themselves. He asked why they were
at college. As a brief summary of the
reasons, he suggested that they were
at college, first of all, to learn how to
think clearly and accurately. Then
he suggested that they were at col
lege to form those habits which give
opportunities for free, moral think,
Olge Meadows, what a peaceful ru
ral scene the name brings before
one’s innocent eyes. The fond dream
er thinks of a gently rolling plain,
with rippling brooks and shading
trees. But alas! Such idle thoughts
are far from true. So listen, my chil
dren, and you shall hear how we poor
mortals found facts so drear.
Two trucks, reminiscent of s ar-
dine days, moved majestically away
from Spilman Home. This was life—
glorious, zestful life—^and fifty voices
of the happy throng attested to this
fact. The trucks toiled slowly up to
the summit. But alas! was it the
summit? Summit? To our sorrow,
no! The girls scrambled blithely up
the steep and rugged way, leaving
three dinnerless boys to the ignomi
nious fate of pack horses. Later
these same hungry boys appreciated
the sentiment of that beautiful poem,
“Woodman, Spare That Tree.” Then
came the old familiar call, “Soup’s
On.” Need we say more?
Camp was made in the lee of the
house. And now as time rolled on in
its appointed course and the setting
stars suggested sleep, taps faintly
resounded from the far-off hillside.
Ten bells and all was well, when an
unavoidable circumstance caused a
hasty removal of camp to a distant
hillside. Hillside? Ah, Yes! Hillside!
Sunday morning at four-thirty o’
clock reveille ended a restful night
and all trooped up to the highest peak
to see the sun rise. It rose at six-
fifteen. We all rolled back to camp
where we ate heartily. We then laz
ily roamed o’er hill and dale until we
were called in for a little prayer ser
vice and dinner. We bid farewell to
dear old Olge Meadows. Shall we
ever forget it? No, never!
E. B. G.
A. L. B.
H. C. C.
toui Gn Other Campuses
to I The Poetry Club of American Uni-
rou^rsity employs a very successful as
ell as an unique method in the se
ction of its members without em-
Cary Parker, a law student at the
University of North Carolina, has
made the Pi Beta Phi fraternity.
News is received of the marriage
of Dan Hall, professor of mathemat
ics, at Texas A. and M., to Miss Inez
Edward B. Jenkins, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Rutherford-
larrassing the unsuccessful appli-
ants. The poetry is submitted under ton, is conducting a series of relig-
i “nom de plume” along with a sealed
envelope that contains the author’s
cal name on the inside and the ficti-
icus name on the outside. The club.
jous articles in the News of that
1). G. Watkins is farming near
fter considering the poetry, takes a ! Princess Anne, Maryland,
ote and opens the envelopes of those I 0
coepted. The remaining ones are | Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landers are
iscarded unopened. now located at Camden, New Jersey
We wish to acknowledge exchanges
|rom the following other publications:
'he Salcmite, The Indian Leader,
jjueens Blues, The Hornet, Old Gold
nd Black, The Carolinian, The B.
Bee, The Spotlight, The Tech Owl,
TI(’he Wingate Triangle, The Crow’s
est. The Wa-Hi Journal, The Uni-
rersity Hatchet, and Cardinal and
Lj., A tennis club has been organized
.t Campbell College and has a mem-
Irj^rship of 40. From this membership
team that will represent the col-
J^y2go in intercollegiate matches will
1 ;c selected.
Ifkt Writer’s Club has been organized
t Chowan College for the purpose of
jCveloping the dormant journalistic
Mr. Landers is holding a position ip
E. R. Tweed, Jr., was inarried the
A committee composed of George
Fort Milton, editor of The Chattan
ooga News; Dr. Howard Odum, of the
University of North Caroina; Jul
ian Harris of the Atlanta Constitu-
ticn; Alex W. Spence, attorney-at-law
of Dallas, Texas; Dr. W. P. King,
book editor, Methodist Episcopal
Church South, Nashville; Dr. W. J.
IMcGlothin, president Furman Univer
sity; Dr. R. R. Moton, principal of
Tii.'kegee Institute; President John
Hope of Atlanta University; Dr.
Charles S. Johnson of Fisk Univer
sity of Nashville, and President B. F.
Hubert of Georgia State College have
j^^l^nt in the student body and in the i undertaken the first scientific study
' ^ollege faculty. '
'They say that “Doc” Moore, the lad
I ^rom Vandalia, Illinois, is quite a
Jiji’roadjumper. He specializes in fire
ever made of lynchings and will strive
to create an effective preventive by
removing the underlying causes. The
Commission of Interracial Co-opera
tion will sponsor the work of these
Wi(Je Territory Is
Represented at M. H.
Students Hail From Sixty-seven
Counties and Fifteen
There are 436 students in school
at the present time. These students
represent a number of counties in this
state and several other states. In all,
sixty-seven of the one hundred coun
ties are represented. Madison coun
ty, of course, leads with 59, with
Buncombe county second with 21.
Rutherford sends 19, Henderson 18,
and on down the line. One interest
ing thing is the fact that Pitt, way
down on the coast, sends 11.
There are fourteen states in addi
tion to our own, represented on the
campus. South Carolina has the
greatest number of any, with 45. Ten
nessee is next with 20, followed by
i'loiida with 8. 'fhen comes Georgia
’./ith 7, Virginia with 6, Mississippi
with 3, and Alabama and West Vir
ginia with 2 each. Illinois, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, and Ohio
each have contributed one. To have
fifteen states represented in a junior
college is remarkable. Few, if any
others, achieve this great number.
North Carolina’s total runs to 337,
and all others total 99. Where’s the
other one from outside the state?
He must bave been lost in the rush.
Everyone should be proud of this
At the end of last year, there were
twelve states, the District of Colum
bia, and two foreign countries repre
sented. This figure included the
summer school. It seems that we
have already reached the total of
states represented last year; and
when the second semester starts, we
shall have more.
The Clios have prepared to fine
program for their anniversary. An
unusually large attendance is expect
ed tonight in the college auditorium.
Club Gives Splendid
Program on India
‘This is the state of man: Today he
The tender leaves of hope; tomor
And bears his blushing honors thick
Then there comes a frost, a killing
Miss Bonnie Wengert Lends Trea
sures of Indian Art.
On Tuesday evening, November 11,
a most interesting program on India
was given by the International Rela
tions Club at the home of Mr. Carr,
with W. O. Rosser presiding.
The first number on the program ’
was an interesting and full discussion
of “The Country and People of In
dia, given by Walter Smith. Marga
ret Allen next explained the deplora
ble condition of womanhood in In
dia under the title, “The Women of
India.” Then Edna Stroude read a
very striking article on “What Next
for India?” In this unusual discus
sion she clearly stated the present;
position of both England and India,
showing why it is impossible for Eng-1
land to let India become free. The ,
only hope for India, she declared, i=!
in the rise of an intelligent class that
can accomplish their freedom, 'fh:;
most interesting feature of the e?.-
tire program, perhaps, was “'rhe A t
of India,’’ given by Florence Johnson.
Miss Wengert was kind enough to |
lend her some priceless specimens of
Indian art for the evening. This
made the subject much more inter
esting, and by showing many pic
tures of distinguished buildings of
India Miss Johnson was able to awak
en the desire within each one to visit
those famous and mysterious edifices
«f far-away India.
W. O. Rosser changed the line of
thought by giving a clear and definite
account of the life and work of the
famous Mahatma Gandhi. He said
that Gandhi is one of the six most
famous men of the world; that he is
India’s apostle of self-rule, and that
he is called the Uncrowned King of
Due to the absence of Mr. Mayo,
Florence Johnson gave a brief discus
sion of the many religions of India.
In the business session which fol
lowed, the constitution was read to
the new members. The subject decid
ed upon to be studied at the next
meeting is New China.
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A NEW FALL LINE OF
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