Alumni ier~" THE HILLTOP sr Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College j Last Issue ] By Old Staff ! i MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 14, 1933 “J)EBATE TEAMS WIN JUNIOR COLLEGE -T AT HIGH POINT »o Make Fine Showing Vea; “Bumps” New- Jjh Takes Oratorical Honors et SE IN STATE FINALS lOTeams Composed Of Kate ® ®( and Zelma Price, Lily ^D|tt and Carolyn Haynes State Junior College Debate Champs No. 12 is r away from a tie in the tojos, the girls’ debating shears Hill college, swept ppf finals of the North Caro rcp^" College Association at , f recently by a 5-1 vote, t^eams lost in the finals to Tib|ollege. —jibination of ties and for- oc« ,e girls entered the finals le gi^ate and Campbell junior tht y ^ On “War Debts” i.sg^y was: “Resolved that the ites should agree to the ^ of the inter-allied war he affirmative was upheld I|Kate Huskins, of Burns- ^lelma Price, of Hayesville. Ve was represented by /^«lyn Haynes, of Waynes- Bennett, of Candler. ^ s Hill boys, debating the Jon, won their preliminary ^oili oiling Springs and Weav- Jones of Rutherfordton, I Jones of Perry, Florida, affirmative. L. C. Chiles, pe, and Falk Johnson, of upported the negative, rf two junior colleges rep- 1 the south-wide contest lern Association of Teach- Huskins, Price, Blackwell,'Coach; Haynes, and Bennett. EDISON PICKLESIMER WINS EUTHALIAN DEBATE MEDAL Places First In Annual Society Contest: Woodrow Jones Is Second, And John McGehee, Third or |ch. Mars Hill sailed high 10\ Berea, Ky. Ne-wbrough Wins gp I Ella Newbrough won the leal contest with a selec- i d “Woman and the De- JQj debating team, champion Tor'^ .innior colleges, after SO,i preliminaries 2-1 reached -rjl^Tisses Zelma Price and] ’ debated both sides of - an ques- ^■®”contest. ?at Asheville Normal •team, composed of C. B. Ik Johnson, debated both same question in six de senior colleges and uni- - £y beat Asheville Normal it A five decisions. peed, as extemporaneous C. B. Jones, as the Mars . |itative in the after-din- l-' •, made credible showings. ; last year went to the |in the debates held in der the auspices of the ition. s Of Alumni ed In Check-Up feheck-up on the present rid the seventy-eight Wake li who have edited The jipus literary magazine 182, reveals that various |e been followed. Those fho are also alumni of 'liege are (Jerald W. more Sun; H. E. Olive, ington; 0. R. Morgan, xford; H. T. Hunter, st Carolina Teachers’ jwhee; P. L. Elliot, pro- fFeri^ at Cullowhee; R. S itor in China; A. R. 56. ^siness man, Charlotte. •e T. Gaskins is presi- A. of the Senior high eville. She is also sec- I 5r of Nichols Realty has led a successful Edison A. Picklesimer, of High lands. N. C., won the Euthalian Liter ary Society debate medal h»^re Friday evening, April 7, in competition with ten other members for a place on the society commencem'^nt debating team. The query for d-’ba^e was Re solved: That the United State.-? Gov ernment should own and operate the railroads. Other honors went to Woodrow Jones, of Rutherfordton, N. C., and John McGehee. of Memphis, Tenn., who won second and third places, re spectively. L. C. Chiles, of Corren, Tenn., and Bill Edwards, of Ruther fordton, N. C., received honorable mention. The judges, who also rendered the debate decision in favor of the nega tive, were Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Tren- tham and Mr. J. A. McLeod. To Award Medal Later The gold medal, which is given each year by the society to its best debater, will be awarded to Mr. Picklesimer at Commencement. Mr. Jones and Mr. Picklesimer will oppose a team of Philomathians in the annual inter-society forensic con test held as a part of the commence ment program. Ten Speakers The following students competed in the contest: Affirmative; Woodrow Jones, John McGehee, Charles Wat ers, Raymond Wilson, and Robert Burnett. Negative; Edison Pickle simer, L. C. Chiles, Bill Edwards, Ralph Maxcey, and L. T. Hamrick. C-r.s TAKE “GOOD ENGLISH” HONORS Capture 72 Tags Against 42 For C-IFs; Place Larger Num bers In Subsidiar ’ Contests ‘Good English Week” snonsored New Staff ToTake Charge Next Issue Beginning next issue the newly elected Hilltop staff will take charge of the paper to guide its destinies for better or for worse for the remainder of this year and next year. The next issue will likely be a transitory one with the old staff helping to a certain extent to break the new staff in on their posts. Following that issue there will be one more Hilltop published before the close of school, with a post-Commencement issue coming out a few days after the last ex ercises. These will be mailed to the students. The old staff wishes to thank every student who has contributed to the pages of the Hilltop this year and in casting our mantle on the incoming staff members we hope that they will profit by our mistakes and may the fullest meas ure of success be theirs. —The Retiring Staff. BURNETT AND ORR CHOSEN BY STUDENTS TO DIRECT HILLTOP IN COMING YEAR New Officers Succeed Falk Johnson And Sam Justice .4s Editor and Managing Editor TO TAKE CHARGE NEXT ISSUE New Staff Approved In Chapel By Students For Newspaper Posts. Berea Honors Go To Miss M. E. Newbrough New Orleans Girl Leads Mars Hill Delegation At Speaking Tourney By Winning Wo men's Oratorical Contest in the college and community schools bv the Woman’s Club, of which Mrs. W. F. Robinson is president, was drawn te a close Friday, Mar^h 31, when members of the C-I English classes presented a fitting play at chapel period. Miss Lillian Whitehurst and Miss Margaret Hale were presented with book prizes for having made the highest scores in the Hilltop English contest. The prizes were donated by the faculty. Sylva Ammons W^ins Poster Award Miss Sylva Ammons won first prize in the poster contest for having ex pressed the most original idea in keeping with Good English Week. (Continued on page 3) Annual Party Had By Hilltop Staff Event Held In Home Of Mr. And Mrs. J. A. McLeod L. T. Hamrick Picked to Head I. R. G. Next Year On Saturday, April 9, the Hilltop Staff spent a most delightful evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. McLeod, who acted as host and hos tess for this social function. The en tertainment committee had provided a number of interesting activities in the form of contests and progressive dates. A delicious plate was served at the conclusion of the evening and all the guests declared it to be one of the most enjoyable events of the year. Program Rendered On Turke ' Club To Send Delegates To Atlanta Meet Next Week PPir. L. T. Hamrick was elected presi dent of the International Relation ship Club Tuesday, April 11, when that organization met at the home of Dean and Mrs. I. N. Carr for the annual election of officers. Other officers elected were: vice- president, Calvin Connor; secretary, Margaret Hines; reporter, Thomas M'errell. Turkey Is Subject Immediately following the elec tion of officers an interesting pro gram on several different phases of Turkey was offered. Miss Edna Earle Nanney gave a brief history of Tur key. Miss Margaret Hines discussed Turkey’s religious life while Thomas Merrill spoke on the industries of (Continued on page 4) INDEX 1. Burnett and Orr chosen to direct Hilltop page 1 2. Girl’s debate team wins State Championship page 1 3. Edison Pickelsimer wins Eu Debate Medal page 1 4. C-I’s take Good English Honors page 1 5. “The Robots” page 2 6. “Wilter Wunchell” page 2 7. Berea honor goes to Mary Ella Newbrough page 1 8. Bowden picture receives honor page 4 9. Mars Hill Alumnus holds unique post page 4 Miss Mary Ella Newbrough of New Orleans, Louisiana, won first place in the Woman’s Oratorical contest held in connection with the Southern Col lege Speakers tournament at Berea | College, Kentucky, during the week of Monday, April 3. Miss New- brough's oration was entitled. Wo man and the Depression.” Won at Averett Miss Newbrough also won first place in a dramatic reading contest held at Averett college in Danville, '■ Virginia, Friday, November 22, in' competition with southern junior colleges, east of the Mississippi. Her | prize reading was, “The Breaking of the Calm.” The girl’s debating team succeeded in getting to the finals during the debate contest, where they were de feated by Ashbury College debaters whom they had previously defeated in the preliminaries. Girls’ debating were. Miss Lillie Bennett and Miss Zelma Price. Boys Speak Six Times The boys represented Mars Hill College in the debate contest were, C. B. Jones and Falk Johnson. They argued both sides of the question and debated six different times. They won a decision over Asheville Nor mal. Representing Mars Hill in the ex temporaneous speakers contest was Thomas Speed and in the After din ner speaking contest C. B. Jones. They made excellent speeches but did not place in the tournament. The delegates from Mars Hill were said to have made unusually credit able showings since they were placed in competition with a large number of both junior and senior colleges. Especial mention should be given Miss Newbrough for winning first place in the oratorical contest over the senior college representatives. Robert Burnette, a former vice- president of the Euthalian Literary Society, a member of the college tennis team, and one of the outstand ing student figures on the Mars Hill College campus was elected editor of the Hilltop for the year 1933-34 by popular student vote, Monday morn- iiig’j April 10, at the chapel period. Mr. Burnette was recommended by the present Hilltop staff as being the student most worthy and most com petent to fill this editorial position, a place which only the best must fill since it is through the editorial col umns of the Hilltop that student ex pressions are made available to pa trons, friends, former and prospec tive students of the college. Is Outstandingr Student The editor-elect is an excellent English student and is studying the Journalistic course offered by the col lege. Through his work with the Hill top this year he has exhibited high editorial ability that stamps him as a man who will not take advantage of the power he has of moulding outside and student opinion to do discredit to the college. Mr. Burnette succeeds Falk John son. son of Rev. and Mrs. Walter N. Johnson, who has so capably sup ported, inspired and aided the Hill top .staff members during the year and who has been one of the most de pendable and readable ' contributors. Mr. Johnson’s e'ditorials have been reprinted and commented upon by leading student and state newspapers and other publications. Mr. Johnson and his co-workers retire with this issue to the new staff members who will have charge of the publication of the two subsequent editions. Miss Hildreth Squires, a member of the Clio Literary society and an out standing student, especially in the English department was elected to be associated with Editor Burnette as associate editor. She will have charge of the feature department of the Hilltop and assist with the edi torial work. Miss Squires succeeds Miss Hazel Herndon, a most depend able and skilled contributor to the columns of this paper. Mark Orr To Be Managing Editor Samuel J. Justice, active managing editor of the Hilltop, who had charge of its publication during the year and to whom is due the major acknowl edgement for its success will be suc ceeded by Mark Taylor Orr who has served this year as assistant managing editor. Mr. Justice in addition to having done very commendably the technical make-up and construction of the Hilltop has been a regular consistent (Continued on page 4) Heme Ec Department ^ Holds Cake Contest The Home Economic Classes taught by Miss Rutherford recently spon sored a cake contest with the follow ing results: Special Recipes Sunshine Cake First Prize, Blue Ribbon—Rebecca Knight. Prof. Hoyt Blackwell Speaks At Alumni Meet Angel Food—Second Prize, Red Ribbon—Victoria Mikell. Devil’s Food—Third Prize, ’Yellow Ribbon — Ruby Jane Wells. Standard Recipes Firs^^^rize-—Louise Coats. (Continued on page 4) The annual meet of the McDowell Alumni association, featuring a reg ular program by graduates and form er students of Mars Hill, was given in form of a delightful banquet at Marion on April 10. Professor Blackwell and Dr. Sams attended in interest of the college. Mr. Blackwell gave the principal ad dress of the evening on the theme “Present Work of Mars Hill Col lege,” following introduction and re marks by Mr. Walter Chambers, Mar ion attorney. The Rev. E. J. Ingle, president of the McDowell association, was toast master for the occasion. A large crowd of alumni and alumnae at tended. Mr. Chambers was elected, president for the ensuing year.