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THE HILLTOP
Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
First Issue
By New Staff
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MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 30. 1933
No. 13
^ C. CHILES
"IC-l PRESIDENT
* * f
“SOUP”
*' \ Is Vice-President
' Burnett
^^iSecretary
I
Retiring pres.
- leari
Tennessee was elect-
,[it of the Euthalian
‘ipma^y Friday evening,
s. term of the
iboiiM year. Mr. Chiles is
♦ := J Judson B. Y. P. U., is
e ha intercollegiate de-
ech ■ Superintendent-
a.^ "r School.
ase
or St*eds Fred Parker of
t capably led the so-
el*! ne weeks term .
" ♦ *in of Lincolnton, was
)od tk'esident of the society
c DotC. Chiles. Mr. Hardin
ilected B. Y. P. U. di-
ett was elected secre-
-jl jnett is Editor-in-Chief
* is an intercollegiate de-
BVillliy of the Fearless Fight-
rhool class and a mem-
^ ^hege tennis team. He
Harris.
^fudx^on was elected to suc-
./1/^t as society censor. Mr
ictive in the Dramatic
?r^cjgerved as society chap-
lro\
irs elected were, corres-
"etary, Woodrow Jones;
•ih Rhyne; collector. Bill
ish critic, Mark Taylor
ion critic, William Leis-
critic, Frank Powell;
jmneth Hayes; reporter,
/ell; timekeeper, Emory
’^^^i-arian, Henry Parker;
|*ank Hunt and janitor,
President Fred Parker
qI Sergeant-at-arms for the
f the year.
,EA
(EJ^e Host
Y. P. U. Meet
Students Attend
fi Asheville; David
hburn President
ANNUAL JUNIOR-SENIOR
HELD IN GYMNASIUM IS
YEAR’S GAY “BLOW OUT”
C-Ps Entertain Seniors With
Automobile Show; Ed Bunker
Is Master Of Ceremonies
FALK S. JOHNSON
Retiring Editor
I. R. C. Delegates
Attend Conference
Margaret Hines^ Mary Greene^
Charles Waters and Sam
Justice At Meet
‘OUR BOB”
^enty-five Mars Hill stu-
led the Western Regional
invention which was held
t 'irst Baptist Church, of
n the 14th and 15th of
ates were entertained on
I plan.
Jote of the convention was
Unto Jesus.” Several
^is subject were discussed
*Iabel Starnes and Winnie
.. ithe State Board. Winston
Wake Forest, President of
jCarolina Baptist Student
I also present and took up
aspects of the keynote. He
• college discussion group,
t jd to be very interesting,
one of these conferences
uWooAy, of Calvary Baptist
tiheville, presented a plan
bal churches were to spon-
jist Student Union among
school students and college
I at might be in that church.
*»|ep in communication with
ients of their church that
at college, and to inform
workings of their church,
■rery anxious to get infor-
^ut Mars Hill College. She
ate of a Junior College in
iege Glee Club and Orches-
nvery delightful program on
ijght. While on Saturday
|Rev. Olive gave the key-
•ss of the convention.
Mashburn, an alumnus of
je and Director of Young
.ctivities of the First Bap-
:h, of Hendersonville, was
President of the Conven-
Five representatives from the local
I. R. C. attended the tenth annual
conference on International Relations
held jointly at Agnes Scott college
and Emoi’y University in Atlanta
from April 20 to 22.
The group, composed of Misses
Margaret Hines and Mary Greene,
and Messrs. Charles Waters and S.
J. Justice, along with Prof. R. M.
Lee, faculty adviser, left Mars Hill
early Thursday morning and reached
Atlanta shortly after lunch. The
opening session began at two o’clock.
The highlight of the Thursday pro
grams was an address by Sir Herbert
Ames, a Canadian formerly connect
ed with the League of Nations, on
“Germany Looks to the West.” He
followed this with an equally impres
sive talk Friday morning on “Ger
many Looks to the East.” He vivid
ly pictured Germany’s position and
predicted the outlook that will re
sult if present trends prevail.
Probably the highlight of the con
vention was the address Friday night
by Prof. E. M. Patterson, professor
of economics at the University of
Pennsylvania, who spoke on the
“War Debts.” Professor Patterson
clearly showed America’s position in
the economic maze. He brought out
that if America does not import far
in excess of her exports (which is not
likely to be the case) that America’s
(Continued on page 4)
Johnson And Jones
Are Phi Debaters
Falk Johnson and C. B. Jones won
the right to represent the Philoma-
thian Literary Society at commence
ment in competition with Euthalian
society debaters, Thursday evening,
April 13, when they won first and
second places respectively in the so
ciety debate contest. Carl Rogers won
third place.
The debate query being: “Resolved,
That the United States should own
(Continued on page 4)
“WILTER’
SAM J. JUSTICE
Retiring Managing Editor
PORTRAY SCHOOL HISTORY
The annual Mars Hill College Jun
ior-Senior reception, which was held
Saturday night, April 29, in the col
lege gymnasium, proved to be the
most brilliant social event of the
present school year.
The gymnasium, which was ar
ranged as an automobile show, was
appropriately decorated with tissue
paper, streamers, booths, balloons and
other accessories necessary to a sue
cessful display. Overhead green paper
was interlaced in kriss-kross fashion,
while the booths and railings were
decorated in bright yellow tissue pap
er. Balloons wavered in all parts of
the hall, while the whole display was
tinged with a modernistic design.
“High Pressure Salesmen”
The booths, advertising various
makes of automobiles, including the
Buick, Chevrolet, Plymouth, Chrysler,
Pontiac, Dodge, Ford, and Hudson-
Essex, were colorfully decorated and
vociferously called attention to by
“high pressure salesmen.” Several of
the booths sponsored stunts, and the
winner was awarded a miniature se
dan.
The students were met at the en
trance by Ptolemy Summey and John
Corbitt, who issued the red “prom
cards” cut in the shape of limousines.
When the exclamations of the
crowd subsided, Millicent Young, C-I,
president, offered a toast to the sen
iors and faculty members. John
Wilkins, president of the C-II class
replied in behalf of the seniors, while
President R. L. Moore responded for
the faculty.
The social activities of the evening
were initiated by the Grand March led
by Millicent Young and Ed Bunker,
master of ceremonies.
Revelers Promenade
Following this, promenades, which
lasted as long as “possible,” began,
with the orchestra under the direction
of Pegram Holland, offering a mel
odic accompaniment. The “proms”
were interspersed with various “acts”
presented by memibers of the junior
class.
While the composite orchestra
played appropriate music, a display
of fair coeds was ushered in carrying
wooden figures of the years 1857 and
1933 representing the years during
which the Laurel, college annual, has
been published.
A portrayal of the various periods
through which the school has passed
was pantomined by seven girls,
clothed in the costumes of the periods
represented.
Paul Buck next entertained the
promenaders with an humorous read
ing, “Ma and The Auto.” This was
followed by the Philomathian quartet,
composed of John Corbitt, Robert
Richardson, John Wilkins, and Thur
man'Briggs, who rendered several se
lections creditably. Margaret Owen
then convulsed the audience with a
reading, “Her First Ottymobile Ride.”
Washburn and Accordian
John Washburn added a note ef
originality, when he impersonated
Kate Smith with an accordian, if one
can imagine how Kate would look
with one of those snake-hipped instru
ments.
Miss Ballard, Georgia Warbler
The orchestra, featuring Virginia
Ballard, Georgia songbird, warbling
“Going, Going, Gone,” and “I Gotta
Right to Sing the Blues,” enlivened
the evening considerably with numer
ous melodies.
As a special feature, Evelyn Mor
gan read the seniors’ prophecies at
which the listeners seemed highly
amused.
The automobile idea was followed
even with reference to the refresh-
(Continued on page 4)
ROBERT S. BURNETT
New Editor
MISS MIRIAM EARLY
ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF B. S. U. COUNCIL
Succeeds Miss Agnes Stack Who
Has Been Capable Leader
For Organization
OTHER OFFICERS CHOSEN
GIRLS PLAN A
POSTURE WEEK
Varied Sports Program Is On
Schedule; All Girls
Compete
The Physical Education Depart
ment is conducting a good posture
and play week for the young ladies
May 8-12, to encourage physical ac
tivities and interest in the correct
carriage of the body. On Monday
morning it is planned to divide the
girls into two teams which will com
pete during the week in various ways.
The teams will contend with mem
bers of their own group as well as
against each other.
A varied program of sports is to be
sponsored. On Monday afternoon pre
liminaries in tennis and baseball are
scheduled. Individuals may enter only
one of the events and to every con
testant one point will be given which
will be recorded for her organization.
Tuesday afternoon the finals of these
games will be run off. Persons enter
ing will receive ten credits.
Wednesday there is to be a swim
ming meet which should be inviting
to both beginners and advanced
swimmers. Races, dives, and contests
have been planned and there will be
twelve features, two of which are
water stunts, presented by each side.
Thursday night at seven-thirty a
program of folk games will be pre
sented in the gym. During the second
semester the classes have interpreted
this form of exercise and amusement
and their work has been excellent.
Also judges appointed at the first of
(Continued on page 4)
Miss Miriam Early of Winston-
Salem, N. C., a member of the
Clio Literary Society who has figured
notably in the various campus activi
ties this year, was elected president
of the B. S. U. Council of Mars Hill
College for the year 1933-34 by a
popular student vote on Thursday
morning, April 13, at the Chapel
period.
Miss Early was nominated by the
retiring council because of the her
sterling worthiness, and wholehearted
participation and cooperation in all
phases of campus life.
In retiring, the former leader. Miss
Agnes Stack, who in the absence of
Luther Hawkins, president of the B.S.
U. who has occupied his position cred
itably, leaves an enviable record be
hind her. Miss Stack is a former Pres
ident of Clio Literary Society and
has been active in B. Y. P. U. and
Sunday School work her two year’s
here.
The f^ollowing were elected to the
remaining offices of the B. S. U.
Council: Vice-president, John Cor
bitt; Secretary, Margaret Hale; Pres
ident of College Church, Clyde Mere
dith; Secretary of College Church,
Evelyn Morgan; Treasury of College
Church, Margaret Hines; B. Y. P. U.
Director, Vance Hardin; Associate
B. Y. P. U. Director, Louise Boles;
Secretary of B. Y. P. U., Dorothy
Early; President of Y. W. A., Louise
Campbell; Vice-President of Y. W. A.
Ella.Keller; Superintendent of Sun
day School, L. C. Chiles; Assistant
Superintendent of Sunday School,
Ralph Rhyne; Sunday School Secre
tary, Grace Carter; Town Represen
tative, Sylva Ammons; and Corres
ponding Secretary of B. S. U., Edna
Nanney.
The installation services for the
incommg officers will be held in
chapel at an early date.
John McGehee Wins
Ell Oration Medal
John McGehee won the Euthalian
Literary Society Oratorical contest
medal Friday evening, April 21, with
his oration entitled, “How Long must
wc suffer?” Mr. McGehee will repre
sent the society at commencement.
Paul Berry who won second place
gave as his oration, “The Highway
of Life.” Third place was awarded to
Raymond Wilson for his oration,
“Drinking and Posterity.” Reed Wood
placed fourth with “A Philosophy of
(Continued on page 3)
Societies Propose
Commencement Week
Interest In Inter-society Con
tests Running High; Declaim-
ers Have First Night
“MARK T.
MARK TAYLOR ORR
New Managing Editor
The initial program, the inter-so
ciety declamation contest, in this',
year’s commencement schedule will
be presented the evening of May 12.
in the college auditorium. This is an>
annual contest between the societies-
The following week will include the
oration contest between the societies
and the beginning of final examina
tions. This contest will be held in
the college auditorium the evening of
Saturday, May 19.
As the final inter-society contest
the annual forensic encounter will be
held the afternoon of Thursday, May
24.
The entire commencement schedule
IS incomplete at present, but arrange
ments are being speedily perfected.
Much enthusiasm is manifested by
members of the four societies every
year at commencement.
As interesting features of the com
mencement exercises, a formidable
array of notable speakers are to be
presented. Arrangements are being
made to present an outstanding yet
simple commencement program.
More spirit than previously has
been expressed among the society
members.
It is the sincere desire of the fac
ulty that the exercises this year be as
inelaborate as possible.
A large number of alumni, patrons,
friends and prospective students are
expected to attend the various com
mencement exercises.
    

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