IN .'m^nday more — THE HILLTOP Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College First Issue By New Staff L 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.