FIRST GAME SATURDAY THE HILLTOP Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College MONT/\CUE LIBRARY Colley® WELCOME FRESHMEN VOL. VIII. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 24, 1933 No. 1 DR E G DAVIS TO FEATURE FOUNDERS’ DAY PROGRAM Annual Event To Be Held Thursda'ff October 12th in Auditorium DR. MOORE TO SPEAK New Library Annex To Be Dedicated As Part Of Exercises. “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 college. 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. MISS PIERCE, MRS. BURN ETTE, S. B. KING SERVE IN COLLEGE OFFICIAL GROUP Changes Made In Faculty Per sonnel—Burnett Is Boys* Hostess KING IS BOYS* ADVISER GLIO-PHIS SEE BIG YEAR AHEAD Old Members Attend First Meeting of Year 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 manner: 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 society. 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. ENROLLMENT AT OPENING TOTALS 410 STUDENTS 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 noon. 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 1901. EU-NONS HAVE TWO PROGRAMS Members Begin YeaPs Work With Vimy New Spirit. 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 ciety. Twelve States^ Germany^ And District of Columbia Are Included BOYS OUTNUMBER GIRLS Madison Leads County Groups With Fifty-Three College Students 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) TO THE YOUTH OF AMERICA 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 year. 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 out. Honor,Clubs Hold First Meet Of Year Historyy SciencOy English and Foreign Language Club Meet. 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 studio. 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 program. 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 bers. The Science Club and Foreign Language club also met Tuesday but no report had been received when the Hilltop went *^0 press.