North Carolina Newspapers

The Hilltop
Published Bi-Weekly By The Students of Mars Hill College
No. 4
i§R. 0. L SAMS
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thDf Piney Mount Baptist
r tl Church
^'Succeeding Hoyt Blackwell,
who is Attending Yale
Dr. Oscar Ernest Sams, vice presi-
of Mars Hill College and a well
‘O'Jtnown Baptist minister, has accepted
®athe pastorate of Piney Mountain Pap
ist church near Stockesville, it was
^learned recently.
’ ^ Dr. Sams succeeds the Rev. Hoyt
^*i61ackwell, formerly of Mars Hill, who
^ahas entered Yale University for a
ail4pecial course of study, and who will
st Uso go to Jerusalem next spring for
ye^hree months of further study,
irsi Dr. Sams will preach at the church
. tkt both morning and evening ser-
soi^ices on the first and third Sundays
n each month.
Native of Tennessee
5 Born in Flag Pond, Tenn., a town
tear the North Carolina state line.
Dr. Sams is the son of Jacob Pat-
;erson Sams and Clarissa Elizabeth
Blackstock Sams, well known resi-
lents of East Tennessee.
Dr. Sams received his A. B. de
cree from Wake Forest College in
s oisOS and his B. D. degree in 1902.
The following honorary degrees have
lacbeen conferred upon him: D. D., Car-
on-Newman College, Jefferson City,
Tenn., 1919, and LL. D., Wake Forest
College, 1921.
On May 8, 1906, he married Miss
’auline Lacey Cone, of Riverton, Va.
They i;>ave two sons, Oscar S. Sams,
r., a teacher of English in the Knox-
i soiille, Tenn., high school, and Conway
lone Sams, a junior at Carson-New-
tearian College.
Former College Head
Dr. Sams is former president of
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Succeeds “Daddy” Blackwell
React F avorablv to
man^essages of Dr. Gibson Davis
Dr. E. Gibson Davis of the First
aptist of Asheville led a series of
JER&vival meetings here beginning Mon-
ay, November 6, and continuing
~^icp daily through Friday.
His thoughtful, stirring talks were
source of inspiration to the stu-
Dr. Davis spoke first of all concern-
ig Christians. As if weaving a pat-
F !rn for our use, he continued by tell-
ig the duties of the Christian, the
^ reat passion of Christ, reasons for
sing a Christian, and the process of
ecoming acquainted with God. As
r. Davis wished, these talks returned
Sr » the students after he had gone,
he thoughts became a source of con-
deration and debate, which were
leir purpose.
Not since Dr. Gordon spoke here,
ive the students been privileged to
" iten to such a gifted speaker. Dr.
avis occasioned a spiritual uplift
qCESaong the students and promoted a
vival of thought that will not be
rgotten in a short while.
lower cases
we are hitting the low spots this
■ue as you may see from our posi-
■ ■ * jn in the paper, but don’t get wor-
id we might elevate this column
:r skeirk orr spent a very weak end in
we here, i mean there.
.. , .since elizabeth grubbs is in the
“ ’8^ irket again (not well’s market) a
•ge number of bidders are getting
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5 are ^
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And Reading Contest
Will Be Held Here December
8th and 9th
Member of National
On Administration of Teacher
National Committeeman
The eighth annual Declamation and
Reading Contest well be held here
December 8th and 9th.
All the high schools from twenty
counties are invited to send represen
tatives for this contest. They are re
quired to send one reader and one
declaimer. About 32 contestants en
tered last year. The preliminaries
will be held on Friday, December 8
and the finals on Saturday, December
9, at 9:15.
The winners for last year’s final
contest were Graham Ponder of Flat
Crc^'l; His subject was “The Con
federate Dead.’’ Norene Lowe of
Waynesville re«;l “The Court Scene,’’
from “The Merchant of Venice.’’
Rules Governing the Declaimers’
and Readers’ Contests
1. No contestant may be under
thirteen nor over twenty-one years
of age.
2. Each speaker shall have at his
or her disposal not more than ten min
3. Preliminaries for the contest
will be held Friday, December 8, be-
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Paul C. Stetson, superintendent of
schools, Indianapolis, Ind., and presi
dent of the department of superin
tendence of the National Education
Association, has announced at Asso
ciation headquarters in Washington,
D. C., that Dr. R. L. Moore, president
of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, has
been appointed a member of a na
tional committee on the administra
tion of teacher training. This com
mittee will meet and report at the
Cleveland convention of the depart
ment of superintendence, February
24—March 1, 1934.
The appointment of this committee
is an important item in a fundamen
tal reorganization of the convention
plan followed by the educational
leaders in their national professional
organization for many years. The
change was made to extend greater
responsibility to individual members
in the department’s attempt to plan
more effectively for meeting the cur
rent crisis in education.
Seven such committees have been
appointed by President Stetson. These
groups will give their attention re
spectively to problems of teacher
training, a comprehensive program of
public education, financing the
schools, education for the new Ameri
ca, a national outlook on education,
the interpretation of the schools to
the public, and public education and
public .^^elfare.
For College
Announced By Judges
Winners in the try outs for the in
ter-collegiate debate teams for men
here were announced recently by
Professor J. B. Huff, chairman of the
debate committee.
Out of 32 contestants for places on
the 1933-34 teams 13 have been chos
en : L. C. Chiles, Corrytown, Tenn.;
Robert Costner, Greensboro; Loris
Dover, Shelby; L. T. Hamrick, Swan-
nanoa; N. C. Hartley, Wilkesboro; E.
W. Jones, Cameron; Clyde Meredith,
Asheville; Earle Parker, Middlesex;
Henry Parker, Vernon Hill; Frank
Powell, Louisville, Ky.; William
Wright, Raleigh; Thomas Merrill,
Hendersonville; W. M. Arrowood, Mc
Clure, Va.
Girl debaters are: Virginia Ballard,
Louise Bowles, Janie Britt, Evelyn
Crawford, Miriam Early, Margaret
Hale, Iris Rabb, Margaret Hines, Lil
lian Whitehurst, Nina Gray Liles,
Edna Earle Nanney, Margaret Owen
and Millicent Young.
The subject for the preliminary
contest was “Resolved, That the Pow
er of the President of the United
States Should Be Substantially In
creased as a Settled Policy,” which
will be an intercollegiate debate
query this year.
Present Programs
Of Interest
On Tuesday night, November 14,
the Science Club was called to order
at the home of Mr. S. O. Trentham.
The program consisted of the follow
ing numbers: “Endycromes” by Hay
nes Baird, a report taken from the
Science Magazine by Howard Whist-
nant, and two articles on “Sleep”
and “Colds” by Oscar Carter. These
reports were followed by general dis
cussion on “Storms,” after which de
lightful refreshments were served by
Mrs. Trentham; and the meeting clos
ed with an enjoyable social hour.
The International Relations Club
held a very enthusiastic meeting at
the home of Dean Carr Tuesday even
ing, November 14. After the roll was
called and answered by a current
event, by each member, the following
program was presented; “Leadership
in Great Britain,” by Bill Dancey;
“Germany and Hitlerism,” by Wood-
row Jones; “Russia’s relations with
the United States,” by Henry Parker;
“Fifteen Years after the Armistice,”
by John Greene.
After the program Dean Carr pre
sented some new books and pamphlets
to the club. Mr. King spoke a few
minutes on a current event of in-
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The Hilltop proffers sincerest
condolences to Shirley Johnson
in the loss of his mother; to
Mrs. W. F. Robinson in the loss
of her brother-in-law; to Mrs.
Douglas Robinson in the loss of
her mother; and to Miss Ethel
Gregg in the loss of her grand
In Typical
To Full Auditorium Saturday
Are Acquitted by
Audience Jury at Dramatic
Club Play
On Saturday night, November 4,
the Dramatic Club presented its an
nual fall play in the college auditor
ium. The play given this year was
“Hearts on Trial,” by Lindsay Bar
The story centered around a de
lightful love story intermingled with
comedy and Humor, which made it
much more enjoyable.
AH were interested in the outcome
of the “rushing” of an attractive
freshman by two of the college soror
ities. The main plot was centered
around the marriage of Dudley Van
Antwerp to Honor Dale, a simple, un
educated, western girl. There were
several sub-plots which portrayed
sorority life on a college campus.
The costuming for the play was
beautiful in its simplicity, and the
girls looked lovely in their dresses of
all the rainbow colors.
The new blufe cyclorama, which was
bought by the Dramatic Club was
formally initiated. This was a real
help in making the stage more at
A large audience witnessed the
Affords Study of
Students’ Scholastic Records
The Euthalian Literary Society
celebrated its forty-second anniver
sary in the college auditorium Sat
urday evening with a public presenta
tion of one of its typical weekly pro
To open the evening’s program the
audience sang “America the Beauti
ful” which was immediately followed
by a prayer led by P. C. Stringfield.
Robert S. Burnett, president of the
society, spoke for a few moments
upon the rivalry between the Philo-
mathian and Euthalian societies and
challenged the Phis to manhood, loy
alty of tradition and Commencement
competition. The challenge was ac
cepted by Bill Martin, president of
the Philomathians, who promised
good sportsmanship for his society
and in turn challenged the Euthalians.
Vance Hardin, president for the
evening, made an appropriate address
of welcome and told of the work the
society has been doing. Leroy Yor-
boro acted as secretary.
The society program proper was
opened with an oration “More Stately
Mansions” by Ralph Rhyne. This
was followed by a Declamation, “Viva
La Marine” by Kahn, delivered by
William Harkey. Next was a quartet
“Asleep in the Deep” sung by John
Benson, J. L. Barnett, Edgar Kirk,
Brownlow Hastings, with Miss Mar
tha Biggers at the piano.
William Leister of S. C. delivered
a declamation, “ ine Unknown aola •
ier” by Barton, which was followed
by an oration, “A Fireside Appari
tion” by Mark Taylor Orr.
Calvin Padgett played a trombone
solo, “Kiss Me Again” by Herbert.
He was accompanied at the piano by
Miss Geneva Messer of' the Nonpariel
The climax of the evening came
when debaters Frank M. Powell, Jr.
of Kentucky and L. C. Chiles of Ten-
esseeiof the Negative won a two-to-
one decision over L. T. Hamrick and
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That even delinquent lists may af
ford interesting reading to those who
can view them without too much emo
tion is shown by the following signi
ficant data compiled by Miss .411en
from the two lists which have been
on display this fall.
The first month the names of 127
boys and 33 girls appeared on the
lists, showing a 26 per cent delin
quency for the boys against 9 per
cent for the girls. The second month
the names of 99 boys and 41 girls
appeared, showing 19 per cent delin
quency for the boys against 11 per
cent for the girls.
The masculine contingency on the
campus may exult to note that the
second list shows the ratio of delin
quency decidedly in their favor. The
percentage of delinquency among the
boys dropped from 26 to 18 per cent;
Whereas that of the girls rose from 9
to 11 per cent.
The first month there were among
the boys one delinquent on five sub
jects, two on four, 19 on three, 27
on two, and 78 on one; among the
girls none on five subjects, none on
four, two on three, four on two, and
27 on one. The second month among
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Holds Convention
At Campbell College
The State Baptist Student Union
convention, held at Campbell College,
Buie’s Creek, N. C., October 27-29,
1933, was one of the most inspiring
meetings that the Baptist students of
North Carolina have ever held. Three
days were crammed with interesting
conferences, lectures, and demonstra
tions, directed by some of the state,
and south-wide leaders: Dr. S. D.
Gordon, Dr. Louie D. Newton, Mr..
Perry Morgan, Miss Lucile Knight„
Miss Winnie Ricket, Mrs. Edna R.
Harris, Rev. E. NorflC'iet Gardner,
Miss Cleo Mitchell, Dr. F. C. Feezor,
Miss Mabel (Starnes, Miss Pearl
Bourne, Dr. Charles E. Maddry, Dr.
J. W. Beagle, Rev. Charles B. How
ard, Dr. W. L. Poteat, and Dr. Frank
K. Poole.
At the last meeting, held Sunday
afternoon, October 29, Vance Har
din, the director of the B. Y. P. U.’s
on the campus, was elected Second
Vice-President of the State B. S. U.
Those attending the convention
from Mars Hill were: Margaret Hale,
Margaret Hines, Miriam Early, Rob
ert Costner, Brownlow Hastings, and
Mr. R. M. Lee.

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