THE HILLTOP, MARS HILL COLLEGE, MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA Page Three BELMONT ' TAKEN DOWN j College Lions In Heated Fray UONS LOSE IN GALLANT BLACK KNIGHTS PASS RIVALS Attempt To Hold Bristol Kingmen The Mountain Lions began their ason in royal style by winning a de- ,^ive 21 to 6 victory over the Bel- ont Abbey eleven. The Lions pre- e^inted a spirited attack, which defied ^ery attempt of their opponents. Bel- ont showed conclusively that it has le fastest team in years of the ihool’s history; however, the Mars ;ill aggregation proved itself the .vifter and more powerful of the two 3ams. The Mars Hillians showed a larked improvement in blocking and ' barging, making gains at will around ' he ends and through the lines. Last ear the Mars Hill - Belmont classic ’®nded in a scoreless tie. Nettles, shifty bantam back, start ed the Lions’ scoring streak early in ’he second quarter, when he returned I punt fifty yards for the first score )f the day. A few minutes later Bai- ’”ey skirted left end for forty yards ind another score which was called %ack because of a penalty. Undaunt ed, Bailey again rounded the end in ^Ihe latter part of the second quarter for 85 yards and another touchdown. Bailey, Nettles, and Rabb consistent ly around the ends throughout the \ame. Stellar blocking of the team as a whole was a feature of the game. Fox presented his usual hard-driving game, making timely gains on his line plunges. The half saw the Lions rap idly advancing with a deadly assault within the shadow of the Belmont ^goal. The Catholics held their own in the .jfirst quarter. They centered their ”initial attack at the ends and suc- iceeded in making several firsts and I tens. Hodges and Stroupe, hefty Mars Hill flankmen, soon succeeded in breaking up the Belmont attack at )fends; although gains were made ir is^ regularly throughout the game, Coach Wheeler’s team seemed to lack a [jj. scoring punch and at the half were ^fighting a losipg game. AftS'the lialf, the Belmont eleven came back with renewed vigor. After [r,hammering in vain at the visitors’ of line, they opened an aerial attack. le-The Catholics’ lone score came when Hoffman snagged a pass from Kearns and galloped to a touchdown. The try rs for extra point failed. The Lions’ pass :k defense tightened, and, before the ■st final whistle. Mars Hill had inter- a cepted several of the pass attempts, id In the latter part of the third quar ter the Mars Hillians, by a series of brilliant passes and line plays, Z.y brought the ball to Belmont’s five- n-yard line. From here Fox bucked it it- over in three plunges for the final touchdown of the day. In the last few minutes of the game. Coach Roberts ran in his entire ^ reserve team. The final whistle found ^ the teams battling in the middle of the field. For the greater part of the fourth ** period. Fox, with his reliable kicking, kept the ball deep in the opponents’ ^ territory. Rabb showed some neat, ^ consistent drop-kicking, scoring all three extra points. He also hurled P' some spectacular passes. The entire forward wall of the Lions played a good game defensively and offensive- ly, charging hard and keeping Bel- j mont’s plays well boxed in. j Outstanding for Belmont were Mel- ^ vln, Dengate, Cantwell, Maus. The Mars Hill eleven was greatly hampered by penalties which cost the jjj Lions 160 yards. The Abbey aggrega- g tion suffered frequent injuries, sub- ge stitutes being frequently made. There was no casualty among the Lions. ^ Mars Hill made a total of fourteen firstdowns against seven by Belmont. A The lineups follow: In Girl’s Sport Contest This Week The Mars Hill gridiron team gave way stubbornly before the wiltering onslaught of the King College Torna do when these two teams clashed at Bristol last Saturday. The Lions were decidedly outclassed, and Commander Richardson’s first string varsity found no trouble in hanging up a decisive victory over the visitors with a score of 31-7. The Tornado tally was garnered as the King eleven turned in 4 touchdowns, 2 extra points and 2 safeties. The lone Mars Hill marker came early in the game when Bunker caught a pass to put the team in scoring position and Bailey trotted over the goal in an off-tackle play. Rabb kicked the extra point. Soon after the Lion score, the entire first team of the King squad swung into action, and toward the last minutes of the first half Davis, Tornado back ran a cut-back play off tackle and reversed his field to score King’s first touchdown, Bricker kicking the extra point. In the second half, after a brief exchange of punts, the King offense opened in its full strength. Then the Red Tornado swept at will over the Lion defense, centering their attack over tackle. Twice, the Mars Hil lians were driven behind their own goal line for safeties. Twice more the King backfield penetrated the Mars Hill line to score. The aeriel attack of the King eleven seemed somewhat weak thi’oughout the game; however, toward the last of the game Forgarty, King flankman, snagged a pass in the end zone, and the King- men completed another pass for the extra point. The game ended with the Lion team in a somewhat crippled condi tion after fighting a losing battle the entire last half. This game with King College is not a conference game and will iiot haffipeP the LlcnS in their fight for the Championship. Line-up. KING MARS HILL Forgarty R.E. .. ... Hodges C, Owens — . R.T. . Ammons Hunt- - .R.G. - Baughman Shasher. — - C. Davis S. Owens L.G. Edwards Barier L.T. . Burnett Shumaker „ . L.E. - Stroupe Esser - Q.B. Bunker Harrold L.H. Rabb Meaney R.H. Bailey O’Dell ?.R. _ Fox The race between the two girl teams took a new turn as the Black Knights forged far ahead of the Gold Diggers this week. Until the posture week contest was effected, the Gold Diggers were a few points in the lead by virtue of their success in the recent swimming meet. However, the Black Knights jumped to a long lead in the rush of the week’s full pro gram of feminine sport activity. In the posture contest the Black Knights copped everyhonor, winning by a large margin. The Black Knights also came out victors in the tennis match. Miss Marie Hutchens has long been out in the front of the race for the feminine supremacy of the tennis court here, but she cinched her cham pionship and the Black Knights’ vic tory by eking out a 6-0 - 6-0 defeat to Miss Pauline Wall, another Black Knight, in the finals. The last of the Gold Digger contestants for net hon ors were eliminated in the semi finals, when Miss Janie Britt and Miss Lillian Whitehurst lost to Miss Wall and Miss Hutchens respectively. The posture week was given with the object of creating an interest in posture among the girls and creating competition between the Black Knights and the Gold Diggers. Tags were given to every contestant at the outset of the contest. Any_ individual who was caught standing, sitting or walking in variance with the rules of correct posture was compelled to for feit her tag to the rival who caught her in the breach of correct posture. Every tag counted a point, and of course each team was on its toes to capture as many tags as possible. Another interesting feature of the week’s program was the contest con ducted in the auditorium Friday night. Each group presented a stunt, the prime idea being to illustrate some idea about correct posture. The Gold Diggers came forth with a play which was quite interesting. The prin cipal stars were Miss Janie Britt and Miss Doris Smiley. The Black Knights I retaliated with a novel skit showing I posture as exhibited by the ancient I Greeks, contrasting the ideas by show ing a scene in our own dear Spilman. The judges for the contest were Miss Bonnie Wengart, Mr. Spencer King, and Miss Shirley Gibbs. The judges, after careful consideration, rendered the decision in favor of the Black Knights. During the week, stunts were given in the gym classes from time to time. As in the other competition, the Black The Wright SLANT On Sports Dr, Robert Mars Hill Pos. Belmont Abbey Stroupe LE Moore Ammons LT Stutts Edwards LG . Baran Davis .. C . Armstrong Baughman RG . Burton Burnett RT Ripley Hodges RE Mauro S' Nettles . QB D. Kearns d- Rabb LHB Cantwell Bailey RHB Hoffman Fox . FB Dengate By Billy Wright Well, our grid season is on, and it’s on in a big way, too—one game won, one lost and eight more to go, and we are not going to relinquish the fight until the last whistle is blown on that cold November day and we have licked Tennessee - Wesleyan College. (That is, if they can be lick ed, and you know that they can.) The recent, game with Belmont- Abbey proved one thing — that we have a bunch of “boids” on our team that are plenty tough. I mean to say “they can dish it out and they can take it.” Just as an illustration, here is a conversation between two black birds that was overheard at the Bel mont game. The two dusky gentlemen were standing on the sidelines eyeing appraisingly the grimy, dusty fea tures of Ray Bailey (our super-half.) Here’s what they said: Amos: “Who’s dat big ugly man dah?” Andy: “Lawd, chile, dat ain’t no man; dat’s a haint!” Yes, our boys are plenty tough, and why shouldn’t they be? They have gone through a scrimmage of some description fully 80 per cent of all the days they have been out since the first of the season. These scrimmages are real scraps too. There is a spirit prevalent among the second string and the scrubs that bodes no easy score for the regulars. Off the field, the whole bunch is just “one big happy family,” but when these two aggregations are ranged against each other, it is a horse of a different color. Both sides “see red,” and they really fight each other. There is keen competition. Our boys went through the recent Belmont_^am^ unscathed,._Not a_s)ibj: stitution was made on account of in jury. Not so in scrimmage. It seems that scrimmage always takes its toll of sprained ankles, charley-horses, bruises, and what not. John Boney, hefty tackle, is out for probably the rest of the season with a broken col lar bone sustained in scrimmage. Our captain. Bill Nettles, is suffering from an injured back. “Smiling Jim” Jar vis is nursing a lame ankle. Big Brown Ammons has been troubled since the beginning of the season with a bad shoulder. “Snake” Davis has some kind of infirmity of uncertain char acter. John Thomas is walking on crutches and so on, and on . . . We have an exceptionally tough schedule this year. We have several non-conference games with senior colleges that will no doubt mean a lot of hard fighting in order to make a good showing and win. And, incident ally, let me say that the Lions are out to win regardless. They are going to win fair and to not quit fighting until they are carried out of the game on a stretcher. Somehow or other, our men were blocking and tackling and driving a little harder at our first game than they had been wont to do in previous encounters with practice teams. There was more spirit and more drive. When a fellow was hit, he was really hit and he knew it, or else he was so near unconscious that he didn’t know anything. Here’s just what it takes to have a winning team —just fight and plenty of it. With proper fight we can lick any team we have to face. We have the weight and the strength and the speed, and the size, and if we get that old fighting spirit we won’t be licked this season. You all know what this fight de pends on. We must keep up the spirit. We must boost the team. Take away the spirit and what have we to play for? FUTURE From some unobserved spot, watch the mass of people passing by day after day, caught in the quest for knowledge, for fun, for anything- new-under-the-sun. One by one they come into view, each different from any other. Serious ones, gay ones flippant, indifferent, carefree, sorrow- full, lonely, melancholy—each a sin gular personality. In all the crowd what person im presses you most favorably? Invariably it is the true gentleman. The true lady—the person who has learned to live with others. That per son greets all alike, with a smile, a ward expressions of a kind heart, an understanding soul. And yet there must be enough dignity in that char acter to keep it above the common level of the crowd, or else you lose your favorable impression. In all associations with others, ab solute sincerity and honesty must be fundamental. Failure in this dis proves that person’s real possession of true character. A requisite, too, is faith in life. Who can forgive an ob scure and darkened outlook on life? No, this person must face whatever may be his lot with hope and enthu siasm, working to change all for the better; with ideals always high, press ing onward and upward to a richer and fuller life. Truly, a person worthy of admiration, trust, and love. “Ghosts” To Be Seen At Mars Hill Auditorium Knights were victorious. Another in teresting feature of the week’s sche dule was an essay contest conducted in the various Health Education classes. The subject for the composi tion was “Posture Expressed Person ality.” Winners were: First place, Catherine Ellis; second place. Miss Nina Gray Liles; third place. Miss Dorothy Early. All three of the girls were Black Knights. (Continued from page 1) “Hedda Gabler.” The American critics praised her highly and realized that a new note in acting had been struck and that a new star had arisen on the American theatrical horizon. Her company has played in the important cities of America and is now on a tour of the country. Matinee and evening programs will be presented. Although he received many during his lifetime. Dr. Robert needed no compliment. His life was compliment enough. When he entered God’s Mansion, he didn’t have to knock. God knew and welcomed him with an open door and heart. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain, and God’s traveler has started on the high way to Eternal Delight. 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