North Carolina Newspapers

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Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
mars hill, north CAROLINA, JANUARY 14, 1933
ate lo
id Kf^.dition To Be Same Size
to D^esent Structure; Will
mary Cost $3,000
e app'
irnedam about to come true; a
f offindard about to be reached;
mail pter institution about to be
expe^; all lie in the completion of
jg_ pr annex to be thrown open
IS \Q3eptember, 1933.
Q ^T\ex, exactly the same size
tiaybi*^^^*' building, is to be con-
lonto the east end of the li-
g «us increasing the capacity by
mmes, and the seating capac-
\)re than ten percent of the
!lbody, making it twice the
un p.
°®*orced concrete covered with
'thered in this vicinity will
throughout. This portion is
Q completely fire proof with
the 3e Erected By Gifts
KJ y«less than $3,000 must be;
tbe I complete the building, while
i^tra $1,000 can be raised, a
the It will be dug and a heating
lo Stalled,” says Dr. Moore. The
Jinpls to be raised by contribu-
1 depm students, alumni, and
n to)f the college. Those friends
idinii not help financially have
y jomises of labor and material
lit. Instruction begins.
, thjcauty and picturesqueness of
e building has attracted
» j^j^tention from visitors while
proof construction has
,|Ved the incr''-!'c/:. v« numbo^O-f
f No. 7
W ires Cut—Pole
Falls—No Injuries
Tavo thin wires supported the
electric light post on which Mr.
Tilson w'as Avorking, thirty feet
above terra firma. The Grounds
Superintendent was engaged in in
stalling neAv wires and was about
to sever the old ones. Realizing
that the wires might be holding the
pole in place, Mr. Tilson decided
to cut them from the infirmary
where they Avere attached. And it
was a good thing that he did, for
when he snipped the wirfes the old
pole gave a shuddered and top
pled over. An inquest revealed it
to be rotten at the bottom.
Henry Stroupe, a member of the
campus corps assisting Mr. Tilson,
fled Avhen the pole began its de
scent and escaped injury. Shortly
before he had been on top of the
post, putting on neAv brackets.
The pole lodged in a pine tree
across the street and was wired
back in place until a new pole
coifld be erected.
Total Of $486 Pledged By CIPs
Not Included In Report; Act
ual Cost Exceeds Estimate
By $440.91
A report received from the Bursar’s
office regarding the financial status
of the pool which the classes of 1932
and 1933 are giving to the College in
dicates that nearly $900.00 is owed.
The report is as follows:
Paid by trustees $463.00
Paid by teachers 218.50
Paid by students 530.00
Total paid $1,211.50
Actual cost $2,103.91
Total paid 1,211,50
New Off icer s' Chosen At Meet
ing On Jan. 6; Johnson
Is Vice President
Bomar Lowrance, of Charlotte, was
elected president of the Philomathian
Literary society here Friday night,
Jan. 6, for a term of office covering
the next nine weeks. He succeeded
Carl Rogers, of Cleveland, Tenn., as
Is Afi'^" •Student
by°**^gir;LV:—■.woCnrn'^* ^■'Owrance, is accive in caiupua*
jjl ^d is to be used, is as nature
daijem, raAv and unfinished.
econd Annex Planned
^ ^j^Ioore outlined a constructive
j ^dtious building program to be
^ out “with the return of bet-
^ *os.” Embedded in his ideas position
^'cond annex to be added to the
movements and numbers among his
other offices that of business manager
of the Laurel, He has not confined
his efforts to literary activities, but
has made a letter in football for the
past two years, serving at the center
.d of our present building, the
uplicate of both previous
*es. This Avill involve the re-
^”*of the music building, but a
^F**jditorium will be built in its
will afford ample room for
‘^Uyjne arts.
annex is to be used exclu-
imi^ a reference room while the
th6)rtion is to house the office,
ill *3, curios, magazines, and pos
(Continued on page 3)
•chTore To Be Met
Pj.( Debate On Jan. 20
pj| Teams To Be Used; Sev-
Tftl Meets Are Scheduled
- Mars Hill college debaters’
itest in the year 1933 will be
the evening of January 20,
ley meet Biltmore Junior col-
a three judge decision. At
ucst of Biltmore, each school
represented by an affirmative
n/jL'gative mixed team. The neg-
am Avill debate here Avhile the
j^Jve will go to Biltmore.
^riangular on Feb. 24
I. (hior College triangular debate
I'ljstaged February 24 when the
Hill boys-Avill debate Weaver
Pj fling Springs and the girls de-
.^eaver and Lees-McRae.
-ilarch 20 the Mars Hill teams
^hning to debate Bluefield Col--
'‘’“■uefield. West Virginia, there.-
ill also contest Virginia Inter-
t Bristol, on the same trip.
To Enter Tourney
^^’ding to the debate coaches
^ill Avill enter at least one af-
Olher Officers Elected
Other officers elected during the
meeting are: vice president, Herbert
Johnson; recording secretary, C. B.
Jones, corresponding secretary, Sam
Justice; censor. Freeman Wright;
fines collector, Paul Buck; dues col
lector, Billy W^'right; chaplain, Charles
Fisher; English critic, Arthur Mc-
Ginty; expression critic, Harry Ward;
janitor, Dan Martin; mai*shalls, James
Bethea and Roland Gantt; librarian,
Jesse Hilliard; pianist, Edgar Ram
sey; choirister, John Corbett; and
Hilltop reporter, Frank Watson,
The election of officers following
an impromptu program, which was
well received by the members. This
was the first meeting of the society
since the resumption of Avork after
the holidays.
Amount due $ 892.41
It is to be remembered that the
amounts listed above are those ac
tually paid. They do not include
$486,95 that has already been pledged
but that has not yet been paid. The
room deposits of those now in school
are not transferred to the fund, for
the pool until the final settlement is
made in the Bursar’s office. This is
done that those now at Mars Hill will
have the benefit of their foOm de
Exceed* Estimate
The pool exceeded the estimated
cost by $440.91. This additional ex
pense was- incurred in making the
floor around the pool larger than it
was originally intended, repairs, and
nthpr itPins which'werre not consid
ered in the first e^iihate of $1663.U0,‘|
Actual Deficit Is $405.00
The actual deficit noAV is $405.46.
A note of $500.00 dollars has been
made to cover this but there will have
to be interest paid on this until it is
Exam. Schedule
W. F.
^;15 T. T. S..
Time of Class Time of Exam.
8:15 M. W. F Sat. P. M., Jan. 14
8:15 ^ T. S. and all 3:00_.Mon. A. M.,
Jan. 16 (8:30-1 1:30)
r> 1 f TTr T- ....Mon, P. M., Jan. 16
-Tues. A. M., Jan. 17
(8:30-1 1:30)
10:15 M. W. F.--Tues. P. M., Jan. 17
10:15 T. T. S.- Wed. A. M., Jan, 18
(8:30-1 1:30)
1:00 M. W. F.-^ Wed. P. M., Jan. 18
“2:00 M. W. F Thur. A. M., Jan. 19
(8:30-1 1:30)
1:00 T. T. S Thur. P. M., Jan. 19
2:00 T. T. S Fri. A. M., Jan. 20
(8:30-1 1:30)
All classes at. 7:30 Fri. P. M., Jan. 20
Classes not listed will meet for exami-
natio^ns at last recitation period prior to
regular schedule.
Chapel exercises will be held from 8:15
to 8:30.
‘The Comeback Kid” a Boxing
Story, Chosen After Original
Winner Is Discarded For
Gold Headed Cane, Used In
Senatorial Assault, Now In
Possession Of English Head
The gold headed cane which was
awarded to Senator Preston Brooks
South Carolina seventy-six ye.ars
ago by his constituents for his mur
derous assault on Senator Charles
Sumner of Massachusetts, is now in
the possession of Professor J. B. Huff,
head of the Mars Hill English De-
-T?rV. 'r'
This historical old cane is of ma
hogany Avith a gold head upon Avhich
has been inscribed, as the years fled,
the names of the men to whom it was
handed down. Senator Brooks pre
sented the cane to his friend, Gov.
J. L. Orr of South Carolina, who in
turn gave it to C. Orr. From C. Orr
it went to H. C. Orr, from H. C, Orr
to J. A. Orr, and from J. A. Orr to
J. L. Orr, Jr. Professor Huff gained
possession of the cane through some
Joseph Selman And His Playeralliance Avith the Orr
Thrill College Students I clan.
Cane Given as Reward for Assault
Students of history Avill recall this
colorful assault which is said to have
played a big part in bringing the
opening of the civil Avar to a head,
the College Auditorium to the enjoy-1 Senator Brooks ’ was at the time
ment of a packed house of Mars Hill serving in the 35th Congress as w'as
Avon Players Present
Shakespeare’s Hamlet
The Avon Players, famous South
ern dramatists led by Joseph Selman,
played Shakespeare’s well known
Hamlet” here Saturday evening in
students and faculty.
Joseph Selman Avho played the part
of Hamlet, superbly enacted that role
and he was supported by an excellent
cast. The players Avere brought to
the college by the entertainment com
mittee as part of the lyceum series.
realistically Avritten story of the box
ing ring was awarded first place in
the short-short story contest spon
sored here by the Hilltop. The story
was written by S. J. Justice, Manag
ing Editor of this publication.
Falk S. Johnson’s story, “Pursuit”
drew second place and “Fugitive of
the Hills,” by Claude P. Dills, came
Original Winner Ruled Out
The English faculty, composed of
Prof. J. B. Huff, Prof. J. A, Mc
Leod, and Miss Ethel Gregg, judged
the entries and awarded the decision
to another story. When a check-up
was made it was revealed that this
manuscript had exceeded the word
limif, which was set at 1500; so “The
Comeback Kid,” which had originally
been adjudged second place, was
moved up to the first choice.
Students Fail ,to Respond
The contest was launched to give
the college students an opportunity
to express their creative ability
through its^ columns. The promoters
of the contest were disappointed to
find that only members of the Hill
top staff entered stories for compe
tition when it was held for the bene
fit of the entire student body.
Five manuscripts were entered in
the contest:
“Fugitive"of'the Valleyby C.' P. '
Dills; “Pursuit,” by Falk S. Johnson;
“The House That Ella Built,” by
Falk Johnson and “I’m Going to Die,”
by the same author in addition to the
winning story “The Comeback Kid,”
by Sam Justice.
The judges commented favorably
on the entries and it is probable that
some of the other stories will be pub
lished in this paper in later issues.
The Avinning story will be found
elsewhere in this issue.
Glios Elect Carolyn
Haynes As New Head
Officers Chosen On December
15; New President Follows .
Agnes Stack
Thursday afternoon, December 15,.
in the regular business meeting, the
Clio Literary Society chose its of-
r e and one negative debater in'
Wrth Carolina division of, the
Ifrn Association of Teachers of
30 at Salisbury, on April JOth
T- ■ "
The Mars Hill College Chorus and
Orchestra presented their annual en
tertainment here Saturday evening,
January 7, before an appreciative
capacity house. This entertainment
is looked forward to with expectation
each year by the Mars Hill students
and the members of the chorus and
orchestra spend hours of work in or
der to make the progi-am of Avorth-
while interest.
If any of the well rendered num-
"bers may be of special notice it was
the “Japanese Love Song,” and “The
Boy ^^ho Stuttered and the Girl Avho
Lisped,” sung by Miss Elizabeth
Blanton arid Virgil Cox. “A Quar
tette Rehearsal,” sung by R. L. Rich
ardson, J. T. Wilkins, Jr., J. 0. Cor
bett arid S.' T. Briggs was also well
received. ‘
The program included the following
_ Artlmr
Mnrclie Militairc Scliubcrt
Were You 'I'here? arr. by Burleigh
Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen.
Listen to the Lambs Dctt
Glee Club
Trumpet Duct: * .
Barcarolle Offenbach
Bruce Ellen, Kenneth Stoner
List! the Cherubic Host Gaul
Double Quartet
Bass Solo: C. A. Fisher
Soprano Solo: Miss Coon
Ho! Jeanette, Isabella. Old French
The Lost Chord Sullivan
Mr. Sumner. He became so incensed |
by some of Sumner’s remarks in an j
elaborate speech on “The Crime |
Against Kansas,” that he beat him L. • i i. i i xv. ^
, . ,1 , , , ficial-s to lead the group for the next
about the head Avith a gutta-percha . , 7
, . ... . nine weeks. C.nrolyn
cano until he became insensible and , ,,resident.
fell to the floor, humner never fully
recovered from the injuries.
Trumpet Solo:
Auld Lang Syne..
arr. by Holmes
Gholston Myrick
Old Uncle Moon. Scott
Gypsy Life 1 Scott
Double Quartet
Japanese Love Song.. Thomas
(Continued on page 4)
House Exonerates Brooks
The House of Representatives in
vestigated the matter and suggested
the immediate expulsion of Brooks
from Congress, however, the motion
Avas defeated and Brooks resigned
only to. be re-elected to his .seat.
(Continued on page 3)
Goltrane Fuller On
Freighter To Europe
Left School In October And
Secured Job .4s Cabin Boy
After Many Adventures
Coltrane Fuller, of Lumberton, N.
C., Avho attended college here this
fall until he decided to shift on his
OAvn, sailed from Galveston, Tex., on
Dec. 23 as cabin boy on a freighter
bound for ’Bremen, Germany, and
other points east.
Left School In October
As it is remembered by the stu
dents, Coltrane became dissatisfied
(Continued on page 3)
Haynes Avas
Pattie Fleet-
was elected vice-president;
Elizabeth .Shipman, second vice-ppesi-
dent; Mary Greene, recording secre
tary; and Sylvia Ammons, censor.
Other Offices Filled
Other officials elected Avere: Lucy
Chandler, corresponding :-',ecrelary;
Alberta Ivy, jiianist; Edith Nichols,
choirister; Mildred Moore, chaplain;
Hildreth Squires, reporter; marshals.
Rose Bradford, Pauline Snelson, and
Zelma Price.
IV^iss Haynes, the new president,
succeeds M'iss Agnes Stack Avho has
made an excellent president for the
society. As Miss Stack Avelcomed
Miss Haynes to the president’s chair
with Clio love and dignity, each mem
ber of the society resolved aneAv to
cooperate in every way Avith the neAV
president and to put her very best
into Clio-Phi during the year ’33.
Graduate With High Honors
Miss Haynes,'''who is a native of
Waynesville, graduated from Waynes-
ville High School in ’31 with high
honors. Since her arrival on the
campus last year. Miss Haynes has
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