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MERRY
CHRISTMAS
THE HILLTOP
Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars HUl College
HAPPY
NEW YEAR
MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 16, 1932
No. 6
lUS and NONS OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY
MERS FROM FLAT CREEK
ND WAYNESVILLE WIN AWARDS
^ers Contest Goes To Miss
Ve, of Waynesvilley De-
jimers Cup Captured By
mham Pondery Flat Creek
■F
HOOLS IN CONTESTS
Possession Of Readers*
Cup
i nesville Gains Permanent
Q
iders and declaimers, represent-
‘lirty-two high schools of West-
ij^orth Carolina, participated in
n'^venth annual contest held here
y and Saturday, Dec. 9th and
Js Norine Lowe, of Waynesville
jj^chool, was awarded first place
girl’s division, and Graham
.*r of Flat Creek high school,
^jDmbe, won first place in the
division.
Waynesville Often Victor
3 Lowe gave as her reading,
urt scene from “The Merchant
*^inice.” Miss Lowe’s victory gives
\esville high school permanent
•Ission of the trophy cup. As a
Isentative of Waynesville high
» Evelyn Morgan, now a student
was awarded first place in the
sr’s contest last year. Waynes-
ivon permanent possession of the.
/ cup last year when it was won
ne second consecutive time by a
(sentative of that school. The
St was won year before last by
thei' of Miss Lowe, Robert Lowe
aynesville.
Winner ’filM' Enter Mars Hill
. Ponder, winner in the Declaim-
contest, gave as his selection
Confederate Dead.’’ He re-
d the unanimous vote of the five
is for first place. He is a senior
at Creek high school and plans |
ter Mars Hill college next year. |
large number of the 32 contest- ^
hool representatives are plan-1
|o enter Mars Hill next year ac- j
ng to their present indications, i
ung ladies who \^e in the final i
st Saturday and tneir selections i
Whelps Get Letters
Twenty Mars Hill football men
ind one manager have been award
ed letters for their gridiron ser-
vdce on the 1932 roster.
While awarding the monograms.
Coach Roberts praised the spirit
and work shown by both these “M”
men, and the football candidates
who had not seen enough varsity
action to receive a letter.
Those receiving letters were:
Backs: Captain Fox, Bethea,
Nettles, Anderson, W. Rabb,
Hodges and Roberts.
Ends: Stroupe, Lumley and Icard.
Tackles: Ammons, McLeod, and
Bailey.
Guards: Edwards, Myrick, Free
man, and Corbitt.
Centers: Lowrance and Craw
ford.
Manager: Powell.
CLIO SOCIETY
HAS RECEPTION
42nd Anniversary Differs From
Usual Program; Huge
Cake Served
s
hs Mary J. Maney, of Valley
Igs high school, “The Going of
White Swan;’’ Miss Emily Sue
»nee, of Candler high school,
Gypsy Flower GirP’; Miss June
on, of Mooresboro high school,
dy Doc’’; Miss Katherine Mor-
of Andrews high school, “John-
rahain. Diplomat’’; and Miss
da Ingle," of Weaverville high
1, “The Going of the White
four other boys who competed
f* finals for the Detdaimers’ cup
Jlheir selections were: Carroll
^ of Oak Hill high .school, “A
^ 0 Arms”; Jambw^ffey, of I^i-
(■ high .school, “Dixie’s Dead”;
I' Brown, of Mars Hill high
1, “The Masterful Man of the
; and Vaughan Whitaker, of
3sboro high school, “Abolition
fir.”
^ 32 schools pdVticipating and
representatives were Alexander
ils, Inc., Russell Pierce and
Tate; Andrews high school,
i't Heaton and Katherine Mor-
pelwood, Robert Peeler and Ella
j; Candler, Stanton Wilson and
Sue Mallonee; Henrietta-Caro-
jLomar Kennedy; Cullowhee,
l- Tillery and Jane Hunter; Ed--
/e, Daniel Pryor and. Kathleen
; Flat Creek, Grahh^ Ponder
[’ay~Marshbanks; FruifTand Irf-
Bruce Dixon-and'Theima Mel-
^lurphy, Paul Posey and Mary
aee; Mooresboro, Vaughan
.ker and June Blanton; Ruth-
-Spindale, Carland Hamric and
' Holler; Sand Hill, Jack Walk-
1 Ruth Hai'tshorn; Stearnes,
[ (Continued on page 4)
On Nov. 26, the Clio Literary so
ciety celebrated its 42nd anniversary
by entertaining the Phi brothers, and
former members with a reception in
stead of the customary public pro
gram.
At 7 :30 the Clios formed a receiv
ing line on the stairs leading to the
society halls, and welcorried the
^ests as they entered. In addition
to the Phi’s and former members of
the two societies -who were present,
there were members of the. faculty,
and presidents of the Euthalian and
Nonpariel societies.
Visitors Welcomed
The visitors were first conducted
to the Eu-Non hall, -where they were
greeted by Miss Agnes Stack, presi
dent of the Clios. After many of
the. visitors had been recognized.
Miss Elizabeth Shipman entertained
the audience with a reading entitled,
“The Angelas.” Then came a piano
solo rendered by Miss Mary Childs.
Following this came a humorous
reading, “China Blue Eyes,” given
by Miss Flora Huffman, a former
Clio, Next Miss Sue Stuart Moore
read severa*! short selections of poe-
(Continued on page 4)
SAURIES FOR EDITORS
ADVOCATED AT STATE
COLLEGIATE PRESS MEET
New Resolutions Passed At Fall
Meet Held At Wake
Forest College
HILLTOP HEADS APPROVE
At the fall convention of the North
Carolina Collegiate Press Association,
held at Wake Forest college, several
resolutions were adopted that are ex
pected to affect many of the college
publications throughout the state.
The outstanding features of the
resolutions are salaries for editors
and business managers of college
publications and freedom from facul
ty censorship.
Up until this year the Hilltop has
been a member of the state collegiate
press association, and although it was
not represented at. the convention,
the heads of the paper voiced their
approval of the resolutions.
The resolutions adopted by the con
vention are reprinted in full below;
Rfsolution Adopted at the Fall Conven
tion of the North Carolina Collegiate
Press Association.
1. That the 1932 Fall Convention of
the N. C. C, P. A. goes on record as ex
tending its thanks to the Wake Forest ad
ministration and students, to the Castle
Theatre, and to the companies furnishing
transportation,
2. That the N. C. C. P, A. favors ab
solute freedom from faculty censorship
in North Carolina colleges where this is
not now the case, believing that college
editors are sufficiently capable and re
sponsible to have this privilege, and that
colleges will benefit through the result
ing opportunities for expession of free
editorial opinion and the establishment of
a news policy without faculty interfer
ence.
3. That the N. C. C. P. A. favors a
salary for editors and business managers
of college publications in colleges where
they do not receive payment for their ser
vices, feelijig that they sacrifice more
time and have more definite duties to
perform than any' other officials of a
student body and that such recompense
would materially improve the quality of
publication through the increased incen
tive to work for the position and the
greater responsibility to the student bodies.
I hat the N. C. C. P. .*\. lends its
whole-hearted support to a campaign by
college editors to obtain information in
the college papers, and to make editorial
recommendations on the basis of this in
formation along with other editorials on
problems about which all college editors
of the state agree.
4. That with the new ideas and en
thusiasm gained at this meeting of the
N. C. C. P. .A. the members of the As
sociation will look toward larger and bet
ter publications to submit at the spring
convention. RUTH OVVKN’S, Uliairman,
MARY YOUNG,
FRANUKS HARVFY,
R. .S. POOI.K, Resolution Committee.
EUS PUT ON TYPICAL PROGRAM
WHILE NONS STAGE RECEPTION
NEW M. H. CLUB
MAKES BOW
The Expulsion Fraternity, cir
cumscribing. membership to those
students should who have previous
ly been expelled from institutions
of learning, was recently organ
ized here (unofficially).
The first meeting was held in
Pope’s Pharmacy during chapel
period at which time officer’s were
duly elected as follows: President,
Phil Stevenson, vice-president, W.
B. De Brule, secretary. Bill Ed
wards. Claud Dills (otherwise and
better known as “A1 Capone of the
Dormitories”) was in a unanimous
rising vote elected to honorary
membership.
Mr. Stevenson states that the
purpose of the fraternity is obvi
ous; the ways and means, dark,
bloody, and subtle.
Negative Team Of L. C. Childs
And Luther Atkinson Win
Debate On Universal
Divorce Laws
NONS* PROGRAM UNIQUE
Spirit Of Societies Wedded As
Presidents Assume Marital
Roles
GOOD YEAR SEEN
BY DEBATE HEADS
Mars Hill Has Already Engaged
In Three No-Decision Contests
With Weaver
Prospects for the 1933 forensic
contests are more promising than
they have been in several years ac
cording to the Mars Hill debate
coaches.
Two double-headers have been held
with Weaver college debaters in no
decision contests. Friday evening,
December 9, Roberta Nestor and Kate
Huskins, represented the affirmative
side and Millicent Young and Louise
Bowles the negative angle of the
question which is being used in col
leges all over the United States this
year; “Resolved, That the United
States should agree to the cancella
tion of all Interallied War Debts.”
Boys Debate
Monday evening, December 12,
Falk S. Johnson and John McGehee
upheld the negative here and W. W.
Jones and C. B. Jones debated the
affirmative in a no decision contest
with Weaver representatives.
The first debate of the spring
schedule will be held January 10 when
an affirmative and negative mixed
team will meet Biltmor'e Junior Col
lege in a double-header.
There will be other -decision con
tests in preparation for the prelimi
naries on March 10, in which ten
Junior colleges will compete.
CAROL “STUD ” POSEY POUND GUILTY
IN MOCK TRIAL BEFORE PHI SOCIETY
Packed to its walls the Philomath-1 was very impressive by continually
ian Literary society was entertained | wagging his cane in the faces of
here last Friday with a mock trial in j those whom he addressed,
which Carol “Stud” Posey was con-j The trial opened with the selection
victed of “destruction of the dormi-! of the jury. Many prospective tales-
fories and assault on a faculty mem-1 men were turned down by the most
ber, -and was sentenced to ten to ^ exacting attorneys. Some were
twenty days of hard labor under
Prof. B.- H. Stilson.
The front of the Phi hall was trans
formed as much as possible into a
turned down for not knowing the de
fendant.
The state opened the case by show
ing: that Posey had wantonly de-
courl room and all the participants stroyed dormitory property and had
were dressed to look the part. The
caused Prof. Hoyt “Daddy” Blackwell
judge, Carl Rogers, was dressed inYo have a concussion of the brain by
the robes ef a jurist and sprouted ah,^tlixowing a bottle so close to his head
imposing beard and wig to urtber. that the breeze created by the passing
make him resemble a dispenser off of the missile laid the Bible teacher
justice.
Defended by New York ^Lawyers
' The state was represented by C. Br
Jones and Freeman Wright, while
Richard England and Robert Rich-
.ardsony two barristers from New
York, defended the accused^ Both
the defending attorneys were dressed
in frock coats and did' much to im
press the hick county court with'their
big town ways. Lawyer Richardson
low.
Mother Harmon Star Witness
The state presented its case through
a series of witnesses of whom Moth
er Harmon (Ed Bunker) was the star
contributor to the testifying of-the
black deeds done by the said Posey.
Another witness who helped blight
the chances of the defendant was
none other than Herbert “Home
brew” Johnson, who alleged that he
witnessed both the assault on the
dormitory property and upon the
house father. Other state witnesses
who contributed to the downfall of
Posey were Jes.se Hilliard, Knox
Rowan, and Faison Butler.
In reply, the defense attempted to
discredit the witnesses of the state
and to put up an alibi for the where
abouts of the defendant on the night
of the attack. They also tried to
show that Prof. Blackwell had not
been seriously injured by the missile
and that he was not in the hospital
at the present time, as the state had
alleged. The witnesses for the de
fense were: Bill Martin, John Wilk
ins, Jack Dale, Ray Bryant, and
Sheriff Gholston Myrick.
Upon the rendering of the verdict
of “guilty without mercy” the de
fendant fainted dead away and wa^
revived only by a hypodermic.
Many participants in the Seventh
Annual Readers’ and Declaimers’ con
test were present together with some
members of the Clio society and their
parents.
The Euthalian and Nonpareil Lit
erary societies held their anniversar
ies on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, respec
tively, the Euthanlian anniversary be
ing in the form of a regular public
program, while that of their sister
society took the form of a reception.
Shoi’tly after seven-thirty o’clock
the Euthalian program was opened
with a song, “Faith of Our Fathers,”
by the audience. Immediately fol-
lowihg. Prof. P. C. Stringfield, la
former Euthalian, led the invocation.
The Euthalian president, John Mc
Gehee, then commented on the spirit
of rivalry and competition between
the societies and issued a three-fold
challenge of manhood, loyalty to tra
dition, and to excel at commencement
to the Philomathian Literary society.
Carl Rogers, Philomathian president,
accepted the challenge and promised
the Euthalians the cleanest and best
representatives the Philomathians had
to offer for the annual commence
ment contests.
The society program proper opened
with an oration, “Out Yonder” by
Franklin B. Wilkins, a former presi
dent of the society. “The Unknown
Speaker,” a declamation by W. Har
old Saunders, followed this number.
Next came a violin solo, “Souvenir”
played by Herbert Baker of Brazil,
accompanied by Miss Martha Biggers.
Berry Gives Oration
Paul Berry, of Virginia, delivered a
forceful oration, “Life’s Highway,”
which was followed by a practical,
present-day declamation by Carl M.
Lanford, entitled “Eyes That See
Not.”
One of the most impressive parts
of the profgram was the trumpet trio
compo3?d of Frank Powell, Bruce
Ellen and Kenneth Stoner, who played
Old Rugged Cross,” as a memorium
to Rosser Berry of Bakersville, N. C.,
a tiUthalian who died during the
early part of the school year of 1931.
While this number was being plaj^ed
the picture of young Berry was flash
ed upon the screen as the audience
rose in silent tribute to him. W. L.
(Continued on page 2)
President Moore
Addresses Alumni
Work Of College Discussed At
Meeting Of Mecklenburg-
Cabarriis Alumni As
sociation
President R. L. Moore addressed
approximately 100 alumni of the
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus Alumni asso
ciation on November 16, at Char
lotte. He discussed the work of Mars
Hill college and its outlook for the
future.
Talks were made also by Dr. Mar
vin Scruggs, who made the address
of welcome, and Reverend J. Marcus
Kester of Wilmington who used for
his .topic “The Stamp of the Institu
tion,”, A dinner was served which
offered a social attraction of the meet
ing of the Baptist state convention.
Music was furnished by the First
Baptist church.
The Rev. W. L, Griggs, pastor of
the Ninth Avenue Baptist church of
Charlotte, was elected president of
the association at its organization a
few weeks previous. Other officers
are: Dv/ight Mullis, vice president;
and Miss Virginia Isenhour, secretary.
    

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