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•tub. V MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 6, 1930. NO 6
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s Celebrated 39th Birthday Last Evening
Who Last Night Represented Their MARS HILL KEEPS Six Hundred Review Spectacular Performance
'^^^^Hety at Its Thirty-ninth Birthday Celebration
j^^T^ont Row, left to right; Preston Gibbs, Declaimer; T. M. Hamby,
irator;; W. 0. Rosser, Debater; Ben Cox, Debater. Last Row: A. T.
^pjsher. Debater; D. L. Stewart, Poet; Cooper Gretter, Orator; Boyd
)LLEGE ENJOYS EVENING WITH
IE NOTED FURMAN GLEE CLUB
b Is Given Informal Recep
tion by South Carolina
Monday night, December
e students of Mars Hill Col-
wero entertained by the-
man University Glee Club
Greenville, South Carolina,
er the direction of DuPre
le, in the first concert.
'^e club work, which was above
;ism, contained many general fa-
es and famous old songs,
le audience thoroughly enjoyed
piano selections and the popular
dies rendered by the Trombone
; A feature proving of great in-
;t to the audience and which drew
bat deal of applause, was that of
j'Bit of Dark Comedy,” a negro
Youle club ended its program by a
ing rendition of its Alma Mater.
Bowing the program in the audi-
;n the Glee Club members were
;s at an informal reception spon-
l by the South Carolina Club of
' Hill College.
"[ough man a thinking being is
w use the grand prerogative of
I few' think justly of the think
w many never think, who think
they do! —Jane Taylor.
\,. I ■ eyes make pictures when they
Phis Have Mock Trial
at December 5 Meeting
The State Convicts Commodore
Wells for Murder of Prof.
of Literary Society’s Anniversary Program
On Friday evening, Decem
ber 5, 1930, the members of the
Philomathian Literary Society
resorted to a new method of so
ciety programs and presented a
mock trial for the first time
The “Mr. Commodore Wells” was
tried by the state for the wilful mur
der of “Prof. Dog.” Smith, with ma
lice aforethought, was found guilty
and was sentenced to die at the hands
of the state at the state pepnitentiary
at the Forks of Ivy on the 30th day
of next February.
The court "was called to order by
“Judge” James Nelson Jarrett, Jr.
The attorneys for the state, “Solicit
or” B. T. Hurman Falls, Jr., and
“Colonel” Tom C. Brown, convinced
the jury that Mr. Wells had encroach
ed upon the rights of society and
willfully took the innocent life of this
professor. The “Honorable” J. Lip-
ton Suttle, Jr., and “Attorney Gen
eral” H. Claxton Camnitz, Jr., de
fense attorneys, immediately made
an eloquent appeal to a higher court.
The star witness for the state, J.
Demosthenes Whitesides, Jr., gave
some very startling information con
cerning the defendant. The other wit
ness for the state was J. “Red” Wil
son, Jr. Those testifying for the de
fense were “Rat” Fowler and An
drew F. Albritton, Jr.
The society was boisterously enter
tained by the county physician, “Dr.”
John Slack Eckelburg, when he gave
the result of his autopsy.
The jury was out of the room for
exactly five and one-half seconds.
Prof. Lee H. Edwards Speaker
at Chapel Services.
For the past several years,
Mars Hill has observed a spe
cial Thanksgiving service which
;has become a tradition of the
Before the rising bell each Thanksgiv-
I ing morning a group of students,
sponsored by the B. S. U. and di
rected by some of the faculty, dress
like Pilgrims and Indians. They go
through the campus and about the
village singing Thanksgiving songs
Upon their return, after their tour
of the town, they go into the dining
hall and there sing songs for the stu
dents. At the chapel services they
always participate; and always on
Thanksgiving the students report on
their oiferingfs to the children at the
The first number of the chapel pro-
grram was the processional of the Pil
grims, singing “Come, Ye Thankful
People, Come.” After the audience
sang “America,” little Evelyn Me
Leod sang, “We’re Glad Today,” and
“Father, We Thank Thee.” The group
of Pilgrims sang, “God of Our Fath
ers Whose Almighty Hand” at this
time. Mr. Lee read the President’s
Proclamation, §fter which Miss Coon
rendered a beautiful solo, “Thanks
Be to God.” Martha Parker then
read an appropriate Thanksgiving
The speaker of the morning was
Professor L. H. Edwards, Principal
of the Asheville High School. In his
excellent message, Mr. Edwards went
back to the first Thanksgiving Proc
lamation given by Moses. He also
called the attention of the students
and visitors to former Thanksgiving
Proclamations delivered by our earlier
Presidents. Mr. Edwards affirmed
that the most excellent Proclamation
ever issued was given by President
Wilson in 1918. In the closing part
of his address. Professor Edwards
mentioned many things for which we
should be grateful. He used very
stirring words to emphasize the nec
essity of students being thankful for
their many blessings and of their us
ing opportunities in the service of
The usual foo-tball game was post
poned, due to the snow-covered field.
However, the regular Thanksgiving
dinner of turkey, cranberry sauce,
and pumpkin pie was served at five-
Immediately following the pro
gram of the Thirty-ninth Anni
versary of the Euthalian Lite
rary Society, the Nonpareil So
ciety, sisters to the Eu’s, enter
tained the hoys with an infor
mal reception in the Phi and
Eu halls. It was a fitting finale
to a most enjoyable evening.
Nonpareils to Celebrate
Saturday Evening Next
Will Be Thirty-ninth Event of
Like Nature of Society.
Sisters Entertain After Inter
Clever men are good, but they are
not the best. —Carlyle.
Literature is the thought of think
ing souls. —Ibid.
It is much easier to be critical than
than to be correct. —Disraeli.
The man in the street does not
1 know a star in the sky. —Emerson.
Every law becomes a bore at last.
The members of the Nonpa
reil Literary Society will cele
brate the thirty-ninth birthday
of their organization on Satur
day evening, December 13, 1930.
Following in the steps of tradi
tion, it is expected that the program
this year, as in the past, will be more
or less the same type of entertain
Miss Frances Barnes, under whoso
leadership the Nons are being direct
ed, is very optimistic over the out
come of her organization’s efforts on
that evening. The entire student body
and the faculty as well as a host of
friends and old Nons are looking for
ward to this program with a great
deal of interest and enthusiasm.
M. H. Students Make
Contributions to the
Much Aid Rendered by College
and Church to Needy.
The student body of Mars Hill
College, through their respect
ive Sunday school classes, again
this year made liberal contribu
tions to the poor and the needy.
The total contribution made by
the students for this special Thanks
giving offering was about $215.00.
The total contribution of the church
and the college students totaled some
$400.00 in round numbers.
All the collections have not yet
been made and it is expected by those
in charge that the final amount to be
turned in will nearly approach $500.
To be conscious that you are igno
rant is a great step to knowledge.
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Spilman Girls Believe in
at Least a '‘Bath a Day
500 Gallons of Water Used by
Those fair young ladies who
this year continue to grace Spil
man Home by their presence be
lieve in plenty of heat and fre
quent visits to Neptune’s watery
According to the Right Honorable
Calvin Cread Nanney, fireman extra
ordinary for this temple of goddesses,
it takes exactly thirty tons of coal
per month to heat this domicile. The
radiator capacity is 1300 cubic feet.
This means that 270 tons of coal is
required each school year to keep the
young ladies immune from “chill-
bumps.” It takes five hours of work
each day to keep the little inferno in
the basement running. Considering
the fact that the furnace has two
holes in it and that the shovels are
worn out, the girls should be more
careful with the use of so much
According to latest reports, some
five hundred gallons of hot water is
used by the young ladies daily. As no
one drinks hot water, so it follows
that each girl is alloted about five gal
lons per day to use as she sees fit.
Naturally, a bath is the only logical
conclusion. Girls, did you ever stop
to think that it takes 185,000 gallons
of hot water per each school year;
270 tons of coal, and 350 hours of
work just to keep you warm and
clean? If one by chance desires to
use a bit of deductive reasoning, let
him apply some mathematics and fig
ure out just how much work this
group of young ladies do daily in pre
paring their toilet. At least 29,700
ounces of soap, or 1,856 pounds of
soap is used by these fair damsels
each school year.
Just think how many hogs, ffogs,
etc., are playing the part of a martyr
in order that you may follow in the
footsteps of tradition and take your
daily plunge into the “tub.” Why,
with that much soap and water we
could give the entire town a bath.
The Euthalian Literary So
ciety celebrated its thirty-ninth
anniversary last evening in the
college auditorium before a
crewd of six hundred.
Immediately at seven-thirty o’clock
the program got under way with the
singing of “America, the Beautiful”
by the audience. Immediately follow
ing the song. Professor P. C. String-
field offered the invocation. After the
Euthalian preadent had welcomed all
visitors and friends, the president of
the Philomathian Literary Society
To -begin the program, Mr. Preston
Gibbs in his usually fine manner ren
dered a declamation, “The Victory of
the Vanquished.” This selection was
followed by an oration, “The West
ward Course of Civilization,” by Mr.
T. M. Hamby of South Carolina. Fol
lowing this discourse, Mr. D. L. Stew
art rendered an original poem, “The
Pilgrimage of the Soul.”
The Eu quartette composed of
Messrs. Preston Gibbs of Madison
County, Paul Reese of Madison Coun
ty, J. Silas Johnson of Mississippi,
and Willard Griggs of Mecklenburg
county, entertained the audience
with some well chosen harmonious se
lections. Following the quartette,
Mr. Paul Reese of Madison County
gave a declamation, “My Country,
My Mother, My God.” This declama
tion was well received, .and the speak
er held the attention of the audience
until the last.
Mr. Cooper Gretter of Mississippi'
then rendered one of his beautiful
orations, “Has Democracy Failed'?”
in a manner that was cor-manding.
Following the oration the audience
was held attentively by a violin solo
played by Mr. Dwight Mullins of
Mecklenburg County. Miss Martha
Biggers accompanied the violinist.
Messrs. A. T. Usher of South Car
olina and W. O. Rosser of Nash Coun
ty proved to the satisfaction of the
judges that Messrs. Boyd Brown of
South Carolina and Ben Cox of South
Carolina were wrong in contending
that the present chain-store evils
were not detrimental to the best in
terests of the country. This lively
discussion was enjoyed by every one
present. While the judges were ren
dering their decision the Eu orche.stra
entertained with several selections.
While -the orchestra was playing
the curtains were lowered and the
audience was somewhat surprised to
find the entire society on the stage at
the raising of the next curtain. The
entire group sang with much enthusi
asm their society song. The new way
of presenting the entire society to the
audience caused much comment from