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CTKe Hilltop
Published By The Students of Mars Hill College
No. 10
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Receives High Score
Mars Hill Debaters
^ At Boone.
giving at 4:30 a. m. yesterday,
lars Hill forensic team en-
Jgm the State Junior College
sic Tournament at Salisbury,
n will be held at Catawba Col-
L Contests will be offered in
]ing, oratory, reading, im-
LJptu, extempore, and after-
r speaking. Mars Hill will en-
Vontestants in each of these
^Dns. The tournament will con-
through Saturday night,
ssell Harris received the high-
,.ting in the Appalachian State
^lament that was held at
last month, according to
ts released giving the indiv-
scoring. Mr. Harris was
^ la rating of 95.7 out of a
ble 100 points. His colleague,
Hoyle, was given the second
st rating with a score of 93.7
s, and Willis Bennett rated
from the Mars Hill debaters.
: Lieberman won second place
e after-dinner speaking clash,
e local debaters entertained
brd College in two rounds of
debates on February 23.
Hill won both decisions from
^.^^Vofford teams.
Variety of Programs
Given In Chapel
iring the last half of Febru-
’5j( several chapel programs of
d importance and interest
lesday, February 15, Robert
representative of the min-
al conference, delivered a
age on “Patience.” Taking his
from Luke 21:19, “In your
nee possess ye your soul,” he
ght an inspiring and bene-
thought before the audience.
4G" f
^schel Ponder, of Morristown,
„ lessee, had charge of the
1 exercises February 22. He
j former resident of this vi-
several years ago he left
son county to take up his
feoi! n Morristown.
ing student representatives,
S. U. presented a unique
fam February 23. Robert
krd and Flowers Clark, both
ANlastonia, defended the Chris-
attitude in two fields of life
^,service. Mr. Clark spoke on
I Christian’s Attitude Toward
” Mr. Howard spoke on,
or’s Attitude Toward Christi-
le of the most interesting
^^"al programs of the year was
ed February 24 by the col-
quartet. They gave four num-
! “Steal Away,” “Drink to Me
I With Thine Eyes,” “Anchors
and “Shortenin’ Bread.”
.1 encore, they sang a medley
^^ised of several familiar num-
^e Quartet is made up of Billy
1 and Justin Tune, tenors;
Evans, baritone; and Billy
om, bass.
:h Perkinson, of Asheville,
is a frequent and welcome
r to Mars Hill, was the guest
he Buncombe county club
lary 25. After leading in a
devotional, Mr. Perkinson
the audience in a number
ongs ranging from negro
aals to “Old MacDonald.”
W.G.T. Council Visits
Local B. S. U. Group
Arriving just before lunch on
February 13, the B. S. U. Coun
cil of Western Carolina Teachers
College of Cullowhee paid a visit
to the local council. Lillian Wyatt,
president of the W. C. T. C.
Council, was in charge of the
group and was accompanied by
nineteen other members.
A get-acquainted session was
planned for the dinner hour, after
which the visitors were shown
about the campus. They visited
the local B. T. U. unions, and
attended the business meeting.
Suggestions were gathered from
the B. S. U. Council meeting as
the reports of council members
were given.
Several visitors were present at
the meeting. Among these were
Dr. Moore and several members
of the “Religious Life Training
Committee.” Their presence con
tributed much to the success of the
The local council members have
been extended a cordial invitation
to visit the W’. C. T. C. campus
in the near future, according to
Wayne Oates, B. S. U. president.
Plans are underway to fill their
invitation within the next month.
Pinnell Is Elected As
New Euthalian Head
Council Pinnell was elected
president of the Euthalian Literary
Society, succeeding Robert How
ard, at the business meeting
February 18. Officers chosen are
serving the fourth regular term
of the year and the last term be
fore the C-I election in the spring.
Elected at the same time were:
Flowers Clark, vice - president;
Frank Rains, secretary; James
Chesson, censor; Elmer Thomas,
chaplain; Adlai Hoyle, debate
critic; John Crisp, English critic;
Roger Bell, expression critic; Mac
Norwood, collector; Bill Baucom,
chorister; Leonard DeVault, pian
ist; and John Marr, reporter.
The Euthalians have opened
their society contests in prepa-
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Scrib Club President
Has To Leave School
John Ball Forced To Return
Home On Account of
John Ball, who had recently
been elected president of the
Scriblerus Club, left last Satuwlay
to return to his home in Green
field, Massachusetts. He returns
home to undergo treatment for an
old leg injury which confined him
to his room for several weeks.
This injury was supposed to have
been cured years ago, but it re
cently afflicted him again, caus
ing a serious condition for some
John has been one of the most
popular, industrious, talented, and
valuable students on the campus
during his year and a half stay
at Mars Hill. During that time he
has served as secretary of the
Scriblerus Club, Euthalian society
officer, B. T. U. officer, Sunday
School officer, and a member of
the Cosmopolitan club. He suc
ceeded Agnes Isenhour as presi
dent of the Scriblerus Club.
He left amid the best wishes
of many students and faculty
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From year to year a C-I
edition of The Hilltop is pub
lished in the spring. It has been
the custom for the paper to
come out on the night of the
junior-senior reception. In oth
er words, make it a full day of
C-I activities.
This year the date for the
reception has been set for April
23, and it is the present plan
of the staff to give that time
to the C-I’s for their edition.
Any member of the fresh
man class who has had previous
experience working on a stu
dent publication, or anyone
seeking experience are wel
comed to come out for the staff
of the C-I edition, which will
be made up entirely of mem
bers of the C-I class,
Murphy Wins First In
Declamation Contest
Robert Murphy, speaking Edgar
Allen Poe’s “The Telltale Heart”,
won the Euthalian Literary So
ciety declamation contest Friday
night and the right to lead the
Euthalian declaimers in the inter
society contests at commencement.
Council Pinnell, second, Russell
Harris, third, and Kays Gary,
alternate, also won among the
sixteen contestants.
Council Pinnell rendered a se
lection on “The Hindenburg”;
Russell Harris, “The Tale of the
East and West”; and Kays Gary,
“I am Innocent of This Blood.”
Others competing in the contest
were: Edward Russell, David
Harris, Mac Norwood, David .Shel
ton, Gordon Bernard, James Saw
yer, David Middleton, Charles
Trentham, Cecil Adderholdt, Ver
non Bixby, Willis Bennett, and
Jay Moore.
Little Symphony Gives Program
Thor Johnson, formerly a North
Carolinian, led the University
of Michigan Little Symphony in a
program presented at the chapel
hour February 21. This was one
of the most educational as well as
entertaining programs of the year.
The orchestra was called back
three times for an encore.
J. M. Hayes Visits Campus
The Rev. J. M. Hayes was a
recent visitor to the Mars Hill
campus. As a representative of
Meredith college, he held confer
ences with students interested in
entering Meredith next fall. He
is formerly of Wilkes county, a
former pastor in Lexington, and a
brother to the Hon. J. J. Hayes
of Federal Court.
Red-Heads on Parade
Quite a few new red-heads have
been displayed on the campus dur
ing the last two weeks. Along with
this there has been a threat of
declaration of war from the “Red-
Headed League.” This new threat
to the league’s supremacy is a
battalion of “peroxiders”.
King Winter Again
A two-day snow, accompanied
with the bitterest of winds, paid
the blue ridge a visit last week.
Only a week ago the temperature
could have been mistaken for that
of Florida, but the return of
ice and snow reassured students
that king winter is far from dead.
Notable Production
“The Life of Emile Zola”, a
movie to be presented in the col
lege auditorium tonight, was ad
judged one of the best of last
year’s screen productions. It was
the box office champion in many
of the leading theatres throughout
the country for 1937. Educational
value attached to the picture is
of the highest calibre.
Local fire officials were alarmed
last week when a fire was dis
covered in the community in west
end. However, no serious damage
was done since the fire depart
ment lost no time in swinging
into action. About 200 college
students were on hand to do
voluntary service at a moment’s
Contests Get Under Way
Society contests in preparation
for the commencement inter-so
ciety clashes have begun. De
claimers, orators, readers, and de
baters from each society are
chosen for the contests to be held
between the societies later in the
spring. Students are urged to
enter one or more of these con
tests so as to receive the many
benefits to be derived from par
ticipation in these events. Enter
and fight for your society!
Laurel Pictures Are Taken
Group pictures including the
clubs and organizations of the
campus have been taken for the
annual. A partial holiday was al
lotted for the taking of these pic
tures last week. The Laurel staff
members announce that it is their
intention to get the yearbook out
much earlier this year than has
been the custom in the past.
New Sport
During the springy days that
were enjoyed for the most part of
last week, students revived a new
sport to find exercise and amuse
ment. A mob-form of rope skip
ping has invaded the campus.
College Hopes Every Former
Student May Have Part
In Building.
Plans for the christening and
presentation of the new ninety-
thousand dollar Edna Corpening
Moore girl’s dormitory to Mrs.
Moore and the college are now
under way. Work on the building
is also being rapidly carried to
Up to the present time, all of
the bills have been promptly paid,
and the expenses of the building
up to now are around fifty thou
sand dollars; however, the need
for funds to insure its com
pletion is imperative. A number
of donors and friends have given
assurance that they will equip and
furnish rooms at a cost of one
hundred dollars each but quite a
few more promises are needed.
It is the hope of the college that
every former Mars Hill student
can have some part in completing
the building that is being so fit
tingly named in honor of Mrs.
Moore. The dormitory is to be one
of the most modern in the state,
the largest and best building in
Madison county. It will have all
modern conveniences and equip
ment, including an incinerator for
disposal of rubbish; an elevator
for trunk service; modern baths,
with tile floors and walls; and
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Film And Radio Stars
Are Reviewed In Book
What is thought? On the silent
screen the actors and actresses
had considerable difficulty when
it came to expressing various
emotions. When someone thought
of thought everyone was at a loss.
“Nobody had thought of thinking
in those days. They had simply
gone after thinks in a hig way.
Sometimes, alas, they had got
what they had gone after. What
. . . did thought look like? And
every one wore a puzzled frown.
So thought, in the fo^rm of a
puzzled frown, made its bow on the
screen. For years and years film
actors frowned and puckered their
brows . . . and you just knew
they were thinking.” This will just
give you a small inkling of what
to expect in Footnotes to the Film
edited by Charles Davy.
Yes, the library has at last be
come movie conscious — it cost
them $4.50, too. That $4.50 book
will answer almost any question
on the movie industry that has
disturbed you. There are even 59
illustrations (stills from pictures)
from such films as “Maytime”
with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette
MacDonald, “Camille” with Rob
ert Taylor and Greta Garbo, and
“Follow the Fleet” with Fred
Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Don’t
waste time but go and put your
name on the reserve list—if there
isn’t one, there soon will be.
Let’s have a look at the Radio
Stars of Today by Robert Eick-
berg. In this, there are over 295
illustrations from photographs of
your favorite stars: Nelson Eddy,
Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Guy
Lombardo, Dave Rubinoff, Lily
Pons, and of course Jack Benny
plus others. There is even a sample
radio script—Jack Benny’s.
“Jack: Come on; boys, let’s get
in a huddle. Now listen, fellers,
we’re behind sixty-five to seven.
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