North Carolina Newspapers

Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
No. 1
Annual Event To Be Held
Thursda'ff October 12th in
New Library Annex To Be
Dedicated As Part Of
“The Crisis of Education,” an ad
dress by Dr. E. Gibson Davis, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Ashe
ville, North Carolina, will feature the
Annual Founders’ Day program to be
presented at Mars Hill College Thurs
day, October 12 th.
The entire program, including
music by the college orchestra, recog
nition of the trustees and patrons,
and a talk by Dr. Moore will con
tinue through the whole morning.
The Board of Trustees and certain
important committees will meet in
the afternoon to discuss improve
ments for the college.
Initiated years ago as a celebra
tion of the founding of Mars Hill
School, these progra^ms have been
given yearly with such noted speakers
as Dr. D. W. Weatherford of Nash
ville, Tenn., and others participating.
As a surprise feature of the exer
cises, the dedication of the new li
brary annex is being anticipated by
the college authorities. The con
struction of the addition was begun
• the past summer and is rapidly near
ing completion.
Built as the right wing of Monta
gue Library, this annex was made
possible by contributions of friends,
students, and faculty members of
Mars Hill College.
A left wing, attached to the pres
ent structure where the music build
ing stands, is the ultimate aim of the
Eu Officers
Officers chosen for Euthalian
Society Friday night were: Pres
ident, Robert Burnett; Vice-pres
ident, Mark Taylor Orr,; Secre
tary, Frank Powell; Censor, Bill
Harkey; Treasurer, George Har
ris; Chaplain, Bill Dancey; Col
lector, John Lane Barnett; Debate
Critic, Pihrks Coblfc; Expression
Critic, L. T. Hamrick; Time
keeper, Henry Parker; Librarian,
Wilson Hunt; Chorister, Kenneth
Stoner; Pianist, Neal Hartley;
Janitor, Earl Parker, and English
Critic, Robert Scruggs. Sargeant-
at-Arms, L. C. Ghiles.
Changes Made In Faculty Per
sonnel—Burnett Is Boys*
Old Members Attend First
Meeting of
Attractive Social
Schedule Planned
Saturday Programs Arranged
for Year*s Calendar
Is Seen.
The annual Get-acquainted Recept
ion, given each year by the B. S. U.
Council, was held Saturday night,
September 9, 1933 in the McConnell
Gymnasium. This was the first date
of a very full Saturday night social
calendar for the fall term at Mars
Hill College.
The calendar includes the following
Saturday night occasions: Sept. 30,
Class picnics; Oct. 7, Promenade;
Oct. 14, Sport party; Oct. 21, Prom
enade; Oct. 21, Hallowe’en party;
Nov. 7, Sport party; Nov. 11, Patriot
ic service; Nov. 18, Euthalian An
niversary; No. 25, Non Reception;
Dec. 2, Philomathian Anniversary;
Dec. 9, Clio Reception; Dec. 15,
Christmas parties.
Early social events included the
celebration of Dr. Moore’s sixty-third
birthday at his home, where the en
tire student body gathered and the
Sunday school picnics held Saturday
afternoon. Sept. 23.
The Philomathian Literary Society
held its first meeting Friday night,
September 8. The following program
was rendered in a most excellent
Declamation . John Washburn
Vocal Selections Phil Quartet
After Dinner Speech Ed Bunker
Debate: Resolved that divorce is a
social asset.
Affirmative Negrative
Harry Ward Tom Merrell
James Bruce Virgil Cox
Piano Solo Ray Ingram
Humor Bill Martin
The high spot of the progn^am came
when Miss Margaret Hines, a sister
Clio, sang a song which she and Miss
Miriam Early had written and dedi
cated to the Phi society. The hall was
crowded with visitors, several of
which expressed a desire to join the
Several old Philomathians were
present at the meeting, among which
were: Dr. Sams, Carl Rogers, Richard
England, John Reece, H. Clay Cox.
The old members expressed great
satisfaction in the way in which the
meeting was carried on. The Phis
have shown great enthusiasm in the
work of society, and anticipate a
(Continued on page 3)
When the school year opened here
three changes were noted among the
school officials with Mrs. George J.
Burnett as hostess of Melrose and
Brown dormitories for men, and Miss
Ella J. Pearce who received her M.
A. degree from Cornell University
while on a leave of absence from
Mars Hill, resuming her work as dean
of women and the addition of Spen
cer B. King, formerly of Fruitland
Institute, to the faculty as instructor
of history and Bible. Mr. King is
also the young men’s adviser in
Brown and Melrose.
Miss Pierce, who was connected
previously with Mars Hill College for
seven years as English instructor and
Dean of Women, is a graduate of
Meredith College. After being grad
uated with high honors from Mere
dith, Miss Pierce did graduate work
at Columbia.
During the past year Mrs. Burnett
was associated with Miss Elizabeth
Rutherford, acting Dean of Women
as hostess for Spilman home for
Mr. King is a young man of wide
experience and high capabilities, hav
ing received his education at Mercer
University, he taught one year in the
Ozark mountains and for the past
three years has directed Fruitland
Institute. Mr. King takes the place
of “Daddy” Blackwell who is on leave
of absence this year.
Cn's Choose Chiles
To Edit School Annual
L. C. Chiles was elected as Editor-
in-Chjef of the 1933 Laurel Wedne.s-
day when the members of the C-II
class met for their first meeting of
the year. Bill Martin, president of
the class was elected Business Man
ager of that publication.
Spencer B. King was chosen by the
C-II class as class sponsor to take
the place of “Daddy” Blackwell on
a leave of absence this year. Miss
Louise Boswell is class sponsor.
Cheer leaders elected were Eliza
beth Edwards and Wyatt Exum.
Plans were made for the C-II pic
nic to be held this Saturday after
Quiet Talks
Dr. S. D. Gordon, world traveler
and lecturer and an author of
note, now residing in Winston-
Salem, N. C., will begin a series
of lectures at Mars Hill College
on Tuesday, September 26, and
continue through the week.
Dr. Gordon has spent four years
on a speaking tour of the Orient
and Europe. He is the author of
the “Quiet T'alk” series of books,
which he has been writing since
Members Begin YeaPs Work
With Vimy New
The Euthalian Literary Society
held its first regular meeting of the
year on Friday night, September 8.
The first program of the year was
one of inspiration to the old mem
bers and of help and determination to
the new students who were present.
The following program was given
by the old Euthalians:
Oration, “Character” . . . Billy
Daney; Declamation, “Vive La
Marine”, . . . Billy Harkey; Debate—
Resolved That the U. S. Should Adopt
a Policy of Compulsory Unemploy
ment Insurance.
Affirmative: Henry Parker, L. T.
Hamrick; Negative: Parks Coble,
Woodrow Jones.
Humor . . . Emory Baldwin.
Following the program the presi
dent, L. C. Chiles recogni^d the
visitors. Several expressed their de
sire to become members of the so
Twelve States^ Germany^ And
District of Columbia Are
Madison Leads County Groups
With Fifty-Three College
Four hundred and ten students
have registered for the first semester
at Mars Hill, this year. The number
enrolled shows a slight decrease un
der the total registration for the en
tire year of 1931-32. Twelve of the
United States, Germany and the Dis
trict of Columbia, have student rep
resentatives here.
Miss Millicent Young, president of
the Non Pariel Literary Society open
ed the first meeting, Thursday, Sept.
7, with a toast welcoming the new
girls to the campus. This was follow
ed by an essay entitled “Nonpariel-
ism,” delivered by Miss Grace Carter.
(Continued on page 2)
B. S. U. Council Led
by Miss Miriam Early
The first meeting of the Baptist
Student Union Council was held in
the B. S. U. office September 6, with
all officers and several faculty mem
bers in attendance. The year’s work
was outlined, the aim being for the
entire Student Body to be enlisted
in Sunday School work and for all
members of Baptist Churches to
bring their letters to Mars Hill.
The general officers for the Council
are Miriam Early, President; John
Corbitt, Vice-President; Mary Hale,
Secretary and Treasurer; and Edna
Earl Nanney, Corresponding Secre-
1 tary.
Members of the Council include:
L. C. Chiles, Superintendent of the
Sunday School; Clyde Meredith, Pres-
(Continued from page 2)
Dear Mr. Burnett:
August 15, 1933
I was glad to get your letter of July twenty-
seventh and I am very glad to accede to your request
and send you a word of encouragement to the young
people of your college in these times.
Youth always enjoys adventure and there never
was a greater adventure than trying to work out the
problems of the day. I do not doubt but that our young
people will be quite adequate to preparing themselves
and not only will they find ways to provide themselves
with the material necessities of life but I think
they will find ways which will draw them into closer
touch with their fellow men and fellow human beings all
over the world.
With all good wishes.
Very sincerely yours.
The present registration shows that
the boys have outnumbered the girls
by 194, there being 252 boys and 158
girls. Last year the total enrollment
was 480.
North Carolina claims the largest
number of students, with 321 repre
senting 68 counties as compared to
64 last year. South Carolina follows
with a total of 29; Tennessee, 23;
Virginia, 14; Georgia, 4; Florida, 3;
Kentucky and Michigan, 2 each; and
West Virginia, Indiana, Louisiana,
District of Columbia, Maryland and
Germany 1 each.
Madison County has the largest
representation of the counties in
North Carolina, 53 students are en
rolled. Buncombe follows with 31,
Rutherford and Cleveland with 18
each; and Richmond with 15. Bun
combe, Madison and Martin Counties
had the largest representatives last
On the campus there are-311 Bap
tists; 50 Methodists, 16 Presbyter
ians and a smq,ll .niimber of.Moray-
ians and Christian'^. 'I’H'-J-e **xe 24
who state (^^yfch preference.
Mf»rs wnl has h.el.d her place well
doing the storms of the recent years
and it is gratifying to friends of the
college to know that the increase in
enrollment is steadily growing, that
Mars Hill has been the choice of many
in preference to Senior Colleges. The
nominal sum which the college
charges, has done much to help the
needy student receive a college edu
cation, who otherwise would be left
Honor,Clubs Hold
First Meet Of Year
Historyy SciencOy English and
Foreign Language Club
Editor’s Note: This is the first of
a series of messages given for
publication in the Hilltop from
noted persons to college students.
The International Relations Club
held its first meeting for this year
Tuesday night in the expression
The topic of the program rendered
by the members of the club was
“Cuba.” Edna Nanny, Tom Merrill,
and John Corbitt took part on the
At the close of the program a short
business meeting was held in which
several eligible students were dis
cussed as prospective members. The
accepted list has not been announc
ed, however Spencer King, new ad
dition to the faculty, was elected
an honorary member.
The following were at the meeting:
L. T. Hamrick, Margaret Hines, John
Corbitt, Calvin Connor, Thomas Mer
rill, Edna Nanney, Spencer King and
Dean I. N. Carr.
The Scriblerus club held its first
meeting on the same night in the C-I
assembly Hall, Miss Ella Pierce gave
a most interesting account of her ex
periences while studying at Cornell
University. Following the discussion,
the Club welcomed three new mem
The Science Club and Foreign
Language club also met Tuesday but
no report had been received when the
Hilltop went *^0 press.

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view