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THE HILLTOP
Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars HUl College
i Only 31 More Days
Till Christmas
•MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 24, 1932
No. 5
Mrs CELEBRATE 42nd ANNIVERSARY
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STUDENT WINS
ONORS IN AVERETT
: SPEAKING TOURNEY
G Ella Newhrough Places
’it In Dramatic Reading
^rih Selection **The Break-
t ing Of The Calm.
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5\g Hill received a first place in
Brensic tournament for south-
ainior college, east of the Mis
ti^, at Averett college, in Dan-
f_Va^, last Friday when Mary
tjlewbrough won first place in
^pmatic reading contest with her
^n entitled, “The Breaking of
Campbell Wins Two
[ s Hill College was one of the
odd schools invited to attend
•^eet. Contests were held in
ns, extemporaneous speeches,
tic readings, and humorous
gs, Campbell, another North
na junior college, won first
in extemporaneous speaking
he humorous reading to give
^Carolina colleges three of the
, Irst places. Virginia Interment
2d first honors in the oration.
“^r winning in the preliminaries
day afternoon, Miss Newbrough
^Ker reading again Friday night
finals and was awarded the de-
over the other finalist from
Sjia Interment. Miss Newbrough
le readers’ medal at Commence-
here last spring with the same
[hat she used in the tournament.
*^1 Other Student# Entered
hr Mars Hill students who en-
^!the contest were*. Elizabeth
an, humorous reading; Paul
oration; and John McGehee,
oraneous speech.
■e was no contest held in de-
this event
APPROVAL OF PROGRAM
VOICED BY MANY
Affirmative Team, Composed of
Jones and Johnson, Wins De
bate Over England And Rog
ers On Query Of Isolation
Of Russia.
PHI SYNCOPATERS PLAY
Above are the boys who participated in the Forty-Second Anniversary of the Fhilomathian Literary Society
Saturday night. Reading from top to bottom on the letter “P” are: Thomas Speed, orator; James Matthews,
orator; and Edwin Powell, declaimer. On the “H” from left to right starting from top: C. B. Jones and Falk
Johnson, debaters; Jack Dale, declaimer; and Dick England and Carl Rogep, debaters. Reading from top to
bottom on the letter “I” is the Phi trio composed of Dudley Rabb, Robert Richardson and John Wilkins.
McGEHEE PICKED
AS NEW EU HEAD
Jack Bo«t Cho«en To Pretide
Anniversary
At
John McGehee, popular campus
figure, was chosen to head the Eu-
thalian Literary society for the next
nine weeks, when that organization
held its election of officers on Nov.
18. Mr. McGehee was not present at
time, having gone to Averett col-
being'‘postponed'lege enter a forensic tournament,
in the spring when it will be | end »d n»‘ 'earn of his election nn-
' til his return to the campus on Sat-
1 Bluefield, W. Va. Mars Hill is
|r^g to send representatives for
^ent.
- ients Attend
urday night. He succeeded Franklin
Wilkins as president of the society.
Parker Is Vice-President
Other society officers chosen were:
vice-president, Fred Parker; record-
Time Is Short For
Short Story Contest
r> C T T secretary, Hobart Ford; corres-
IJ. O. U. V>(OnVenLlOn , secretary, Alexis Vinokuroff;
■ censor, Francis Coachman; chaplain.
Held At Chapel Hill Johnson; debate critic, Ralph
. 4, 5, And 6; ‘'If I Be ]Maxcey; English critic, Arthur Childs;
Lifted Up** Theme, | expression critic, Reed Wood; librar-
choirister.
se Mars Hill students who at-
1 the B. S. U. Convention at
1 Hill on November 4, 5, and
burned after having received
^inspiration and enjoyment,
group reached Chapel Hill
five o’clock and were assigned
lir respective places of abode
) weel{-€nd. They did not stay
ong at a time because sessions
meetings and entertainments
: been planned for practically
’^inutf of the time.
^ keynote of the convention was
^e Lifted up.’’ The theme of
[^eeting on'Friday night was
, ilizing the*^ Task and Oppor-
ian, Charles Waters;
Claude Dills; pianist, Luther Hawkins;
time-kepper, Hugh Nanney; collector,
Luther Atkinson; reporter, Vance
Hardin; and janitor, Edison Pickle-
seimer.
Anniver#ary Officer# Selected
The officers who were elected for
anniversary are: president. Jack Bost;
secretary, Marvin Harris; marshalls,'
Hugh Nanney, chief; Jack Hodges
and Francis Coachman.
Tom Moore, a former president of
the society, was present at the meet
ing, and at the request of the presi
dent, presided over a part of the pro
gram.
The time is shortening (don’t
slip up on it) for the closing of the
short, short story contest. As the
time is already so short, you will
doubtless want to use this short
cut.
First scratch your head until
your hair becomes short—or gone.
By that time, or shortly thereafter,
you will think of some character—
somebody different, say like Mr.
“Shorty” Richardson. Then bite
your pencil—it too will become
short—until you see your charac
ter short of money, brains, love,
or anything like that. Shortly
thereafter some wonderously beau
tiful lady with short hair should
enter your short, short story. They
should shortly become sweet with
each other. Then very, very shortly
should your short, short story close
with a short end twist a la
O’Henry.
Shortly, that is the short cut for
writing a short, short story in a
short, short time ...
—The EditcTr.
Glios Make Plans
For Anniversary
Program To
Differ From
Routine
Former
At the meeting of the Clio Liter
ary Society on November 10, much
interest and enthusiasm was expres
sed when the plans for the Clio an
niversary were presented by the pres
ident, Miss Agnes Stack.
Although the plans for anniver
sary this year are different fropi any
thing which has previously been given
every Clio feels that this year’s cele
bration of the 'founding of the socie
ty is goins to be the best that ha^s
ever been presented.
Following the program, Rubye
Young, a former president of the
Nonpareil society, was recognized and
in her brief talk expressed the desire
of the Nonpareil society for. the suc
cess of the Clio program. In re
sponse, the Clio president sent back
a similar message to the Nonpareils.
Dr. Ellis Fuller, pastor of j
Baptist ‘Church, Atlanta, Geor- 1 Foreign Language Club
■€»livered an inspiring mesage on
tnt Power and Survival Value
^istian Character.” His message
®Iat the world is waiting today
^^ng men and women with char-
lecause only through such, may
corrected, or our problems of
jjjjj'be solved. Dr. Fuller closed
^ssage saying, “Christian Char
ts the only thing of value and
f wealth that you and I have.”
theme of the Saturday morn-
jsion was “B. S. U. projecting
Living.” Mrs. W. Oscar
conducted an open forum, on
of Southern Baptist students,
students from different colleges
ed eight tests of Christian liv-
college campus. The tests of.
ration, Bible study, prayer and
tion, social activities,' church
(Continued on page 4)
Holds Regular Meeting
The Foreign Language Club met
on November 8, presenting a program
that was enjoyed by every one pres
ent.
“Our Roman Flavor,” a paper by
Ralph Maxcey, was heard with inter
est. Following this Ralph Cole gave
“The Life and Works of Lope de
Vega.” The members were'then en
tertained by a conversation in French
by Sara Corpening and Elizabeth
Blanton. The program was brought
to an end by a study»of a “Prison in
the German University,” by Miss
Claudia Allen.
VOLUNTEER BAND
STUDIES CHINA
Revival Services
Prove Successful
Inspiring Message Brought By
Pastor Olive; Several Mem
bers Added To Church.
Reverend Lester Reddin is a prom
inent pastor in Philadelphia.
The Volunteer Band has recently
completed several weeks of helpful
study on China. The subject was
suggested to them by the Rev. L.
Bunn Olive, pastor of the Baptist
Church.
The verse that came to be the key
note of the study is from the Psalms:
“The earth is the Lord’s and the full
ness thereof; the world and they that
dwell therein.” Yet the students
found in their study that there were
thousands of Chinese who do not
know that the world was created by
God. Neither do they know that
Christ died for them. They are said
to live under conditions which are
wholly foreign to us and it is believed
that many of them are so poor that
they could live in luxury on what
Americans throw into garbage cans.
The band was given to believe by Mr.
Olive that only those who have visit
ed China realize how badly the Chi
nese need Christ.
The band is planning to spend
much time in working up inspiring
programs for the future. All stu
dents w‘ho have consecrated their
lives to definite Christian service
are invited to attend the programs.
A most fruitful series of revival
services was held in the Mars Hill
Baptist Church from October 30 to
November 6. The new pastor, the
Rev. L. B. Olive, brought on each
morning and evening stirring ser
mons. The opening sermon was “Ye
Are The Salt of The Earth.” This
was followed by “Riches' in Christ,”
“The Keys to Heaven,” “The Broad
Road,” “The Narrow Road,” “Sin,”
“The Wages of Sin Is Death,” “What
Shall I Do With Jesus,” “Justifica
tion,’’ “Rejectors of Jesus,” “What
Must I Do to Be Saved?” “One Thing
Thou Lackest,” “Making Excuses,”
and “David’s Confession.” Each mes
sage was filled with inspiration.
Throughout the series of meeting
there was a spirit of deep reverence
and quietness. Many Christians re
consecrated their lives. Twenty-
seven young people came forward
making professions of faith. Several
students united with the church by
letter. The meeting brought much
new joy as well as a new determina
tion to live a more consecrated life.
The entire revival was a success in
winning the lost and in gripping the
campus with a new zeal and determi
nation to be about the service of
Christ.
The Philomathian Literary
society of Mars Hill college
successfully presented its 42nd
anniversary program before a
packed house here Saturday
night.
The program was opened by the
singing of the Alma Mater by the
audience, with Dr. O. E. Sams, vice
president of the college leading the
invocation. At this juncture the pres
idents of both the boys’ literary so
cieties, the Philomathian and the Eu-
thalian, were escorted to the plat
form as the audience rose in a body.
Carl Rogers, president of the Phi’s
challenged the Euthalians to put forth
their best efforts in the anniversary,
two weeks off. The challenge was
accepted and answered by Franklin
Wilkins, president of the Eu organi-
ation.
Phi Trio Sing#
The regular program opened with
a declamation by Edwin Powell en
titled, “A Nation’s Honor.’’ Next
came an ovation, “Life, The Ideal,”
by Thomas Speed. This was followed
by special music by the Phi Trio,
composed of Dudley Rabb, John Wil
kins, ar.d Robert Richardson, who
sang the “Echo Song.”
' Then came the debate on “Resolv
ed, That All The Nations Of The
World Should Diplomatically Isolate
Russia Until She Discontinues Her
Present Foreign Policy.” After a fi
ery discussion of the query, the deci
sion'was awarded to the affirmative
team; composed of C. B. Janes and
Falk Johnson. • Dick England and
Carl Rogers represented the negative.
Following the debate more music
was rendered, this time by the Phi
Syncopaters, under the direction of
Pegram Holland. After the music,
another declamlation was given, “The
Diminishing World,” by Jack Bale.
The last humber 'on the program was
an oration given by James Matthews
on “Paintings From Life.”
Phi Group Assembled On Stage
Following the oration, the curtains
were drawn apart revealing the entire
Phi society assembled on the stage.
After a toast to “Clio-Phi” given by
Emmet Francis, the entire group
sang “Clio-Phi.
After the program the Phis and
Clios assembled over in the two liter
ary societies where a most enjoyable
reception was had.
THE EVOLUTION
OF THE LAUREL
By a Staff Member.
‘Yet once more, O ye Laurels, and
once more” is an unuttered prayer
significant to the members of each
new Laurel staff when it is selected
to place the message of the various
activities of school life into a more
or less permanent and concise form,
Year after year as the editors aspire
to present an acceptable book they
find themselves in a whirling eddy of
benighted tasks that arise, and near
asphyxiation in the most painful de
gree is imagined.
The present form of the Laurel
evolved from a combination of the
Quarterly, a news magazine, and the
Laurel as a former monthly literary
publication of the students.
The Quarterly is a publication pre
pared by the - officials of the college
and contains various news items of
interest to patrons and alumni of the
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